Who Are The Most Banned Champions in Ten Ban Play?
rely on other players to ban the most egregious power picks.So who has suffered the most under [...]
Fans of League of Legends were looking forward to the new ten ban system for two reasons. First, players were looking forward to the way that the new system promised to shorten the time spent in champion select dramatically, as bans are now all locked in simultaneously, rather than individually. Secondly, and more importantly, players were looking forward to finally being able to always eliminate their least favorite champion from the game, regardless of where they landed in the pick priority. In theory, the new system gave players much more leeway to ban for themselves, rather than just banning generally overpowered champions, as you can (usually) rely on other players to ban the most egregious power picks.
So who has suffered the most under the new system? Now that players are free to ban the champions they utterly loathe, rather that simply the most powerful ones, who's finding their time on the rift massively diminished? Even more interestingly, what champions are so utterly reviled that they're getting bans from both teams? Let's take a look!
#5 - Caitlyn
Caitlyn's high ban rate is, in my eyes, an example of the system working as intended. Not many people would call Caitlyn overpowered, especially after her last round of nerfs, yet she still clocks in as the fifth most banned champion under the new system. Why? Simple, she's obnoxious to lane against. Caitlyn has, without a doubt, the best laning phase of any ADC in the game at the moment, and in solo queue that often translates directly into easy victories. Even if it doesn't, it's still rarely a fun experience to lane against a Caitlyn, especially now that her most recent rework has given her the tool to do more than just control the lane an harass. Stepping on one of Caitlyn's traps can quickly result in death, as her double headshot combo is more frontloaded damage than most ADCs are capable of answering.
Thanks to her potent laning and obnoxious late game, Caitlyn has been booted out of 46.5% of all ranked games. In 6.3% of ranked games, she's banned by both teams.prevnext
#4 - Darius
Speaking of ban rates that prove the system is working, we come to the fourth most banned champion in ranked play, Darius. There are two kinds of players in the world. Those that play Darius, and those that loath playing against Darius. His laning phase is notoriously oppressive unless he's outright countered, and even then he has the tools to fight back against those counters by simply taking Ghost over Teleport. Darius has the tools to get incredibly fed against inexperienced players, and if you fall behind against Darius there aren't a lot of great options that will help you take back the lane outside of sheer scaling.
Interestingly, Darius' ban rate is so high almost exclusively because of his ban rate in the lower tiers of play. Once you refine your search to Platinum or above, where players are much better at punishing the weaknesses of specific champions, Darius doesn't even register as a top ten ban. On the other hand, He's the second most banned champion in Bronze, where he's banned nearly 60% of the time.
Thanks to his obnoxious laning, unmatched snowball potential, and his obnoxious Dunkmaster voice lines, Darius finds himself banned out in 53.3% of all ranked games. In nearly 10% of all games, he's banned out by both teams.prevnext
#3 - Zac
Zac is the first "meta" picks to grace the top of the ban list, and his spot is well-deserved. The reactionary buffs to Zac's initially terrible win rate after his rework definitely pushed him too far, and Zac has been nearly perma-banned ever since patch 7.11 pushed him into overpowered territory. Furthermore, Zac also falls into the category of champion that specific players just find obnoxious, as anyone that mains an immobile carry really does not want to see a Zac on the enemy team. There aren't a whole lot of things that a Jinx can do when a Zac lands near her outside of praying that her team can rescue her, or flash away -- provided it's off cooldown.
Thanks to his consistent jungle clearing, unmatched gank potential, and obscene arsenal of crowd control, Zan is banned in roughly 66.3% of all games. In 20% of all games, he's banned by both teams.prevnext
#2 - Fizz
Fizz often makes the cut in any list of most hated champions in League of Legends, so it's really no surprise to see him take the #2 spot on the ban list. Mid lane Fizz has been on the rise ever since Riot nerfed top lane Fizz into oblivion by weakening his base damage in exchange for better AP ratios. That, combined with the fact that Fizz already neatly counters Orianna and Syndra, two of the most popular mid laners, has caused his play rate to absolutely explode. When given a favorable lane, Fizz can snowball harder than nearly any champion in the game, and he's almost impossible to shut down once he has started snowballing outside of something like Nether Grasp. A sufficiently fed Fizz doesn't even need his ultimate to land in order to one-shot a squishy carry, which is enough to get him banned extremely often all on it's own.
Thanks to how hard it is to lock Fizz down once he gets rolling, he's earned himself a 67% ban rate, which only goes up as you look at climb the tiers of play. In 10.7% of games, Fizz is banned by both teams.prevnext
#1 - Yasuo
Was there really ever any doubt who would end up on top? Yasuo represents everything that solo queue players hate to play against. Obnoxious to lane against? Check. Snowballs out of control after finishing a single item? Check. Almost impossible to shut down once he does start snowballing? Check. Anyone who's spent any amout of time in ranked queues needs no explanation as to why everyone bans Yasuo.
It's Yasuo. You just do.
Yasuo clocks in with a nearly 90% ban rate, and is banned by both teams 20% of the time.prev