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. \n \nGalio \n \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 \nGalio was one of the most contested picks in the past after his rework. After countless nerfs, though, he disappeared from the meta. He’s back to dominate it now after recent buffs that make his laning phase stronger and allow him to roam more often. \n \nHis kit is perfect against magic damage compositions or melee-oriented squads due to his ability to taunt entire teams or absorb magic damage with his passive from W. While Riot was cautious to buff him before due to his pick priority, the recently-released champions in the mid lane have kept him in check. \n \nCassiopeia \n \nPros \n \n \tHigh-impacting ultimate \n \tStrong single-target damage \n \tHas a basic ability to deny flashes\/dashes \n \tScales well \n \nCons \n \n \tNo early movement speed from boots \n \tSkillshot reliant \n \tNeeds to be close to melee range to deal damage \n \nCassiopeia has a medium skill floor and a high-skill cap. She is one of the best champions to practice a lot. The more time put into her, the better you will understand your limits. Her lack of boots hurts her laning phase toward the mid game, but that’s compensated later on by an additional item slot. \n \nKassadin \n \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 \nKassadin is one of the best mid laners to carry with once you have items and have reached your power spike. While his weaknesses can be minimized with proper rune and item builds, he still needs time to scale to be effective. Once you reach level 16, you become completely unstoppable and your chances of losing are slim if you juggle around a teamfight properly.