Some champions in League of Legends are just flat-out stronger than others. \n \nMid lane is one of the game’s easiest roles to carry with, mostly because you have easy access to any other part of the map. Oh, and a lot of damage. Great mid laners are those that can effectively roam to other lanes while keeping good pressure on their own mid lane opponent. Champions that can do that well are indispensable. \n \nThis list of top-tier champions can be affected depending on a number of things. Sometimes the meta shifts for no apparent reason other than players’ tastes, but usually there’s some kind of balance change behind the whole thing. It can be difficult to keep up on the flavor-of-the-month champs, so let us do it for you. \nGalio \nPros \n \n \tMax percent health damage \n \tInnate tankiness \n \tGlobal ultimate \n \nCons \n \n \tMelee mage \n \tPredictable movements \n \tHigh mana costs \n \nTalon \nPros \n \n \tLow counter play \n \tSmall mana costs \n \tOne of the best mobility spells in the game \n \nCons \n \n \tNeed to know when to roam to obtain maximum advantage \n \tWeak against tanks \n \nKassadin \nPros \n \n \tLow-cd flash with ultimate \n \tStrong AoE damage \n \tScales really well \n \nCons \n \n \tWeak laning phase \n \tMelee \n \tRequires constant jungler attention vs ranged AD matchups \n \nPantheon \nPros \n \n \tImmunity on a basic ability \n \tKing of laning phase \n \tGlobal ultimate \n \nCons \n \n \tMelee \n \tScales poorly into later stages of the game \n \nPantheon has become more popular recently in the mid lane following his success in the support role. He’s picked up the mantle and come back to reclaim his glory in the middle lane with his oppressive kit that makes life hell for any mage. He has his E which helps him block all incoming sources of damage from one direction, which makes him the perfect teammate if you’re a jungler. Dives are easy with a Pantheon on your team, so be ready to have a lot of jungle intervention early on that should help you snowball out of control. \nZed \nPros \n \n \tNo mana \n \tHigh skill cap \n \tOne of the rewarding mastered champions in the game \n \nCons \n \n \tWeak against tanks \n \tHard to come back if behind \n \nZed is one of the most popular assassins on the Rift with whom the arguably best League of Legends player Faker became known for. The skill cap is tremendous and the difference between a one-game Zed and a one-hundred-game Zed can be easily seen. \n \nThe recent revert of his nerf from Season 3 brought him back to terrorize the Rift once again.