Top 10 Highest Skill Cap Champions in League of Legends

Are you still playing easy champions? Do you want to start learning some of the most mechanically intensive champions in the game in order to dominate any game you play? Think you have enough skills to master one of these champions? We’re listing the top 10 highest skill cap champions, which one will you try to master?

1: Riven is a mechanically intensive champion with an incredibly high skill cap. You need to know her combos, abilities, Autoattack cancelling, Animation cancelling, and many other tricks in order to master her.

Riven’s animation cancelling (Which is important if you want to master her) is incredibly hard to do while balancing your kit at the same time. You can Autoattack cancel with every Q, you can use tiamat to do even more combos, allowing for such a mechanically intensive, high skill cap champion.

Riven also doesn’t scale very well to the late game unless you’ve won your lane. You have to bully your lane opponent and gain the gold advantage in order to fully carry with Riven.

2: Azir has possibly the highest skill cap in the entire game along with being the most mechanically intense champion alongside Riven.

His playstyle is completely different than other champions, you have to maneuver with his soldiers and know a few combos.

You need to not only master positioning for yourself, but for your soldiers as well. You need to know when to jump in, when to commit, when to jump out. Azir can in be played in so many ways and has so many techniques, he can carry an entire team by himself.

You need precise movement, timing, positioning, and knowledge of the champion in order to master Azir, even then, you’ll need a lot of practice and experience.

With such a high skill cap, Azir can easily be considered the hardest champion to fully master.

3: Lee Sin is a play-making machine, with so many combos to pull off, it’s very hard to master his combos and on-the-spot decision making.

Mastering combos with Lee Sin might sound easy, but it is hard since Lee Sin basically has 7 abilities. Lee Sin also doesn’t scale into the late game, so you have to be an early game bully in the jungle, making sure you’re getting enough gold and kills to carry on to the late game.

Lee Sin’s more popular combo is the Insec combo, which is using your Q onto an enemy, jumping onto them, ward jumping behind them (or flashing), then ulting them to your team or tower. This is just one of the many combos Lee Sin has at his disposal, a good Lee Sin player will know when to use each combo and how to use it.

4: Zed has the most outplay potential out of all the champions in this list. His shadows allow for so many combos, positioning, and movement mechanics that it requires real skill to master them.

While it’s true anyone can play and use his shadows, not everyone can fully use them to their full potential. A good Zed player would be able to duel any opponent and win, no matter who he’s up against.

To master Zed, you need to master positioning, movement, his shadows, his kit, as well as your enemy champion’s abilities in order to predict their next move.

5: Yasuo is very hard to fully master. He is a champion with a intensive mechanics, the more you try to improve, the better you’ll get. There’s so much room for improvement with Yasuo.

Yasuo is assosiated with “noob” players since he is played very often in low-elo. However, if you’ve seen a good Yasuo player, the playstyle is very different. There are so many intricate combos for high-level Yasuo players, accompanied by his E, his kit is not hard to play, but one of the hardest to master in the game.

6: Thresh has an incredibly high skill cap. If played absolutely perfectly, Thresh can easily destroy teams while providing tons of CC. He can interrupt mid-dash using his flay while hooking champions without miss using his Q.

Thresh has so much potential, but is very hard to fully master. His flays needs perfect timing, hook needs precise predictions, W needs great positioning. Overall, Thresh has a high skill cap and lots of mechanics to learn.

7: Gangplank’s skill cap is off the charts. There’s always room for improvement, no matter how much you’ve mastered him, there’s always something you can improve on. He can accomplish so much using his barrels, his oranges need precise timing, his ultimate needs to be perfectly placed, his ultimate item needs to be carefully considered after assessing the enemy team.

Gangplank has a ton of potential if you know how to play him. His barrels can be positioned in any way possible, his gameplay style is unique and requires knowledge of the champion, his damage, and range.

8: Draven is another champion that requires positioning. You cannot master Draven without mastering positioning. Positioning on Draven is the most important mechanic you need to learn.

Draven’s kit focuses on his Autoattacks. You need to learn when to activate your Axe, when to let it drop rather than catch it, when to activate your second axe. A good Draven player can juggle 3 axes together while in a team fight, dealing massive damage to the enemy team.

Draven’s movement is limited while fighting due to his axe, he has to catch it in order to ensure you have damage. However, the enemy also sees where the axe is, thus they can predict where you’ll be, which will give them a massive advantage.

Draven can force his axe to drop anywhere he wants, a good draven player can drop the axe at the exact spot he wants in order to kite and defeat his enemy.

9: Kalista is a very mechanically advanced ADC champion that requires tons of positioning and mobility experience.

Her autoattacks cannot be cancelled, which is huge, she also jumped in between autoattacks, which can either be bad for an inexperienced Kalista player, or one of the best movement passives for an experienced Kalista player.

Kalista need to know when to use her E, which targets to focus and stack her spears on, when enough spears are enough to finish off a champion.

You need a lot of practice and experience before mastering Kalista. You need in-depth knowledge of the champion and her potenatial.

10: Aurelian Sol requires lots of manuevring, kiting, and positioning. You need to have the enemy at exactly the right place in order to do fully utilize your W, which is vital for Aurelian Sol.

If an enemy gets too close to you, you can no longer apply damage with your W, a skilled player would know how to avoid these situations and deal with them if they happen.

Aurelian Sol also has to roam and utilize his E, which allows him to travel through walls. He can roam through the map to help his team, which alone requires skills.

Mastering Aurelian Sol is a hard task, but when done correctly, Aurelian Sol can destroy the entire enemy team… he is a celestial dragon after all.

Honorable Mentions:

Rumble requires knowledge of the champion and knowing when to overheat and use your abilities. His overheating mechanic makes the champion difficult to play but also gives him a huge advantage if used correctly.

Anivia has possibly the worst farming in the entire game, which makes her a hard champion to farm with. It is also very hard to use her wall and position her ultimate correctly, which makes her require a lot of skill but is very rewarding once done correctly.

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