League of Legends: Best Solo Queue Champions
Irelia - Top
If you’re looking for a top lane champion then there aren’t many better picks that Irelia. An excellent duelist, she can outplay many other champions in one-on-one fights while also becoming a serious pain to deal with in the later stages of a game.
Her passive, Ionian Fervor, gives her some big advantages over many of her top lane opponents who rely on shields as part of their kit. She can tear through shields easily and then also look at reflecting damage back at them using Defiant Dance.
Meanwhile, Bladesurge makes it easy for her to dash towards minions to ensure she gathers gold efficiently, or it can be used more aggressively on opposing champions to look for kills and keep her elusive. Her ultimate has some huge playmaking potential as well, as it can entrap key targets for you and your allies to follow up on.
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Darius - Top
Combining significant tankiness with the damage potential to match, Darius is a champion who can take control of the top lane and then share that advantage with the rest of his team in other lanes to lead them to victory.
Darius has the power to disrupt his lane opponent with a constant damage over time bleed effect that makes winning trades easier, while forcing them to back more frequently to heal. You don’t need to put yourself in a dangerous position to apply Hemorrhage either if you mix in his long-range abilities with auto attacks.
By the time you reach level six and unlock Noxian Guillotine, Darius’ kill potential skyrockets and if you take that power into the latter stages of a match you can become a totally unstoppable force.