Who is the Best Ranged AD Champion in League Of Legends?

There are many positions and roles in league of legends, but the most necessary on a good team would be the ranged AD carry.

AD stands for attack damage, AP stands for Ability Power, FYI.

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- Here is a list of ranged AD champions, and my personal, non-pro, opinion on each one, with Pro’s and Con’s –


Ashe - League of Legends Ranged AD Champion

Ashe is one of the original release league of legends champions.  She is still considered a very viable ranged AD in the professional scene.  Her strengths would be that she is almost a support with how much she can bring to the table for her entire team.  Her Hawk shot is an amazing ability, able to give vision and is priceless for real games when it matters.  She also has a slow, frost shot,  a nice harassment spell, being volley, and her Ult. can make or break a team fight or stop a fleeing noob with an arrow from behind!

So, what ARE the reason she isn’t played more than she is currently? Well, this can relate to the other ranged champions to an extent, but the reason she isn’t picked first for ranged AD every time is that Ashe has no escape! Well,  she has frost shot, but that really isn’t gonna kite many champions late game when they are fed.

Final Opinion on how well Ashe ranks against the others:

Ashe, like any Ranged AD champion in League of Legends, is dependent upon two major things.

1. Farm – You need gold, lots of it, inability to do this and you fall off late game

2. Positioning (team fights) – I think this is one of the main things ranged AD players overlook starting out. If you go in first and get focused, you do no damage and all your farm is for nothing.  If you let the tanks go in front and initiate, the enemy team has no option but to engage on them or retreat and take unwanted damage, at either option, you engage at this point.

So based on those factors, I would rank Ashe 7.5/10 for ranged AD champions.


Caitlyn is known for having a strong early game with her poke of Piltover Peacemaker, she can zone out enemies with her Yordle Snap Traps, and can use her 90 Caliber Net to escape, or slow an opponent.  Her ultimate, Ace in the Hole, is lack luster.  I had a season where all I did was play Caitlyn, so I do like her, but for some reason I don’t pick her anymore, at least rarely.

Final Opinion on how well Caitlyn ranks against the others:

Caitlyn relies on early game snowball, why you may ask, well, she dies off a bit late game.  With enemies late game armor, her Piltover doesn’t do much damage and her Ace in the Hole is almost useless versus a competent team since it can just be blocked by another player.  She can only auto attack, which is normal and fine, but she has ZERO area of effect spells.  Her escape is okay, but it really won’t do much late game in team fights either, but it is useful for escaping over small cliffs etc.

I give Caitlyn a 7/10, because of her useless abilities late game.


I don’t play Corki, and will not explain too much on him since I would be lying or copying from somewhere else.  I see Corki in many high ranked games, the things about Corki is that you use his abilities a little bit more than you would a normal ranged AD champion, so I feel that certain builds could hang with the standard meta build on him.  For example I’ve seen people go sheen early on because of how often he is spamming his abilities.

He has good damage, good AOE abilities, and a good escape.

I will give Corki 8/10


Hmm, Ezreal, this will be a difficult one. I personally love Ezreal, he is a blast to play but some things are lacking.  Here are the pros and cons -

Pros ! – Extremely mobile, with his Arcane Shift you can teleport and kite all over.  His Ult is good for picking off runners and good AOE damage for a grouped up team fights.  I prefer skill shots, so his skill set I enjoy a lot.  He is no doubt fun to play.

Cons! – Lacking damage output.  If you’ve played Ezreal recently his damage output usually can’t go 1v1 with another top ranked ranged AD champions.  He is mobile but in a team fight he just doesn’t pull the weight that is needed for a ranged AD.  He is rarely used anymore as a carry in the professional scene.

Final opinion on Ezreal as ranged AD carry -

He isn’t viable.  He is fun and can work in some situations but I just feel there are better picks and he will not very often see the light of day when money is on the line.

I give Ezreal a 6.75/10


Graves - The AD Outlaw for League of Legends

Woot! Graves! I personally love Graves, he is a great all around ranged AD Champion, and one of the current best in League of Legends.

Graves is top three for best ranged AD in the ranked games currently.  His abilites can clear lanes super fast, he has a slow, dash with his E, and his ULT is AOE and scales pretty well.

Pros – Mobility, Slow, AOE, Burst

Cons – Squishy like most AD carrys?

Final opinion on Graves as ranged AD carry -

He is great and one of the most picked ranked games champions due to his awesome skill set.  His burst can kill you easily early game and he scales pretty well into late game.

I give Graves 9/10 overall


Kog'Maw Loves The Little Nerd Blog!

Kog’Maw is currently one of my favorite ranged AD champions.  He has long range to poke with his W, he scales good early all the way until late game, and he has I believe one of the longest ranges on his ult, in the entire game.  Kog’Maw can be played multiple ways, but I play him built as a ranged AD carry, same as I build almost every other AD carry.

Pros! – Range, Strong early game and mid-late game, his passive is great for team fights as he can do a lot of AOE If focused first.  If you keep getting focused in team fights, you can just stand way back and shoot your ultimate as much as possible to wear them down before engaging up close.

Cons! – Squishy, no good escape, his E skill is semi-decent as a slow but really is rarely used, by me at least.  Flash is a must, as it is pretty much with all ranged AD champions.

Final Opinion on Kog’Maw as Ranged AD Carry –

 He is a great pick, and I don’t think is used enough.  His early game range is amazing, you can just keep poking the enemy in your lane until they can’t sustain their hit points and at that point you just farm and deny XP plus last hits.

 I give Kog’maw a 8.5/10 overall

Miss Fortune

Miss Fortune is my absolute(currently) favorite ranged AD champion.

Why? Well,  I like her damage, her early game pressure, and her skill set.  Her Q shoots, then automatically shoots another shot, so basically you can hit someone for about half health in 2-3 seconds flat.  Autoattack > Q > Q’s extra shot > auto attack.

I play Miss Fortune very aggressively, because I feel she, like most other ranged AD’s fall off late game without champion kills or solid farm for 20 – 30 minutes.   Her passive which increases movement speed is good for chasing down flee’ing enemys and is great for kiting and attack move/attack move, etc.

Currently I will say Miss Fortune is my top pick for ranged AD.  Her W(speed steroid) also cuts healing in half on hit for 4 seconds.  This is AWESOME when 1v1′ing or laning bottom with support, esspeccialy vs Soraka and Sona.

Final Opinion on Miss Fortune as a Ranged AD Carry

Pick her! Play smart and aggressive and remember to Q a minion and hit them enemy behind the minion with the ricochet.  Get fed, pew pew for the win!

I give Miss Fortune a 9/10




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Dominion Guide: Best and Worst Champions Breakdown

Dominion is a different type of game when you have been playing only Summoner’s Rift for so long.  Here is a break down of all the league of legends champions with reasons why they are either good or bad picks for the Dominion Crystal Scar map and Dominion game mode.

  • Akali: Overrated. Really good early game, yes, however she isn’t very good late game. She is super easy to counter thanks to a cheaper Oracles, Light bringer being good for tons of AD carries, and Hex tech Sweeper being amazingly efficient and incredible. Defiantly a solid pick  but is outclasses by a few others later on in late game.
  • Alistar: A nice character to have up top. Provides 2 things of CC and a solid heal that can win you the fight. Once Alistar  hits level 6, he can be a very annoying defender to get off a shrine. Should build him more tanky DPS than Summoner’s though imo.
  • Amumu: The sad mummy isn’t bad actually, % based AoE damage owns, easier to land bandages, and his ult can be a game changer if you a big 4v4 fight starts. Underrated
  • Anivia: A solid solo bot, has extreme pushing power at 6 (doesn’t have to worry about mana with the 2 health packs either), solid damage, and playing solo bot makes her lack of mobility to get to other points not matter as much.
  • Annie: So-so solo bot, pretty decent up top but you can pick better champions for both IMO.
  • Ashe: A really good zoner, ult is pretty awesome for shrine denial, above average.
  • Blitzcrank: He gets to land easier hooks since people are stationary while capping and there is less creeps blocking his hooks. Fairly tanky built in.
  • Brand: By far one of the best AP Mages for Dominion. % based damage owns, AoE is great for shrine denial and Hextech Sweeper, skillshot easier to land, and his ult will have more opportunities to be pulled off coz of lack of creeps.
  • Caitlyn: So far seems decidely mediocre. Great range for shrine denial, but her carrying is lackluster compared to other options.
  • Cassiopeia: Really really good solo bot, not bad up top, good shrine denial, strong AP caster, great canidate for Hextech Sweeper, etc.
  • Cho’gath: When built as an AP caster, he is very good. His silence and knock up is very good and he can really put out some great early game damage.
  • Corki: Pretty decent AD carry for Dominion.
  • Dr. Mundo: One of the few characters who I would say is outright horrible on Dominion. Mundo relies on two gimmicks to do his AD Carrying: his ult…that gets nerfed by the Crysta Scar buff, and his E which owns laning phase, a phase that doesn’t exist in Dominion. Other options can be tankier and do way more damage.
  • Evelynn: Really strong back capper, great when built AD, easily countered by organization and revealing items.
  • Ezreal: Not bad AD carry actually, has strong shrine denial with his ult.
  • Fiddlesticks: Fear owns, and if you pull off an ult onto top from the bushes, you basically get free kills. Not terrible at all really.
  • Galio: Gets his team to top quicker, strong solo bot, ult can make clutch plays.
  • Gangplank: Gets his team to top quicker, not bad up top, strong shrine denial, solid AD carry, good tanky DPS.
  • Garen: One of the other few characters I would say is outright horrible on Dominion…all the good things about him (his silence, sustain, AoE damage, tanky) other characters can do better or don’t matter in Dominion.
  • Gragas: Not bad at all honestly, decent shrine denial and harass with his ult and long ranged barrells from Q.
  • Heimerdinger: Strong solo bot, strong top character, great pusher.
  • Irelia: Strong solo bot, great top character, hard to take down when she gets her farm (which she will in Dominion), ult isn’t as good on healing but still rocks.
  • Janna: Underrated. Speeds her whole team up, has strong denial, has an AD Carry buff, can backup safely and easily…
  • Jarven IV: Provides a lot of buffs/debuffs, ult owns, strong shrine denial, good character.
  • Jax: I shouldn’t even have to say anything, easily amazing AD Carry, rocks hardcore, wrecks everybody with a few items, weak early game but gets strong fast.
  • Karma: Has a speed boost and some decent damage, but seems underwhelming.
  • Karthus: One of the best AP Mages in Dominion, incredible shrine denial powers, global ult, huge slow that can block the small pathways easily…
  • Kassadin: Kassadin is really good with farm, farm he will always get in Dominion. Really good, especially with spammy characters that tend to be played on Dominion.
  • Katarina: Extremely underwhelming. She’s really good with farm, but she’s bad in Dominion for the same reason she’s bad in SR: her whole gimmick is her ult and it’s so easily countered by a proper team comp that it’s lol.
  • Kayle: Absurdly strong solo bot against a lot of solo bots, really good up top, has a speed booster, can be built to carry and with her ult up will win any fight.
  • Kennen: Not bad but feels mediocre. Better options out there.
  • Kog’maw: Absurd shrine denial, gets his Razor much quicker thanks to it being cheaper, absurd damage, really really strong.
  • LeBlanc: Leblanc isn’t a poor choice for a burst-er, but there are better options. Mind that Leblanc is really good early game, and that early game fades fast on Dominion.
  • Lee Sin: Really strong and amazing, just like Summoner’s Rift.
  • Leona: Pretty gimmicky. Doesn’t put out a lot of damage but can spam stuns. Way better options out there.
  • Lux: Very high shrine denial on a low cool-down with her ult, high CC, decent damage. Very good.
  • Malphite: Not bad up top at all, not picked much tho.
  • Malzahar: Extremely good solo bot, really good up top as well, his ult owns.
  • Maokai: Underrated, has good shine denial and can enable ganks easily. His ult turns the tide of fights since it can cover an entire shrine.
  • Master Yi: High mobility AD carry with a good self heal. What more needs to be said?
  • Miss Fortune: Not as good as expected, but not a bad ranged AD carry either.
  • Mordekaiser: 3rd character that I would say is pure awful. Bad solo bot against any good one, does poor damage up top. His only saving grace is his ult with all the souped up AD Carries going around, but you could just use a good character instead.
  • Morgana: High damage, good CC, decent shrine denial, spell shield owns. Good.
  • Nasus: Underrated A LOT. Unlike Summoner’s Rift you shouldn’t be looking at his Q, on the flip side his Wither makes Nasus amazing on Dominion – dominated by tons of AD Carries and you get an Exhaust on a 9s cooldown. Wrecks.
  • Nidalee: Also underrated imo, much easier to land spears since there’s less creeps and people are stationary. Not bad at all. Has good mobility in cougar.
  • Nocturne: Amazingly strong AD carry with a built in Banshee’s (a blocked item!), high mobility ult, and good scaling. Extremely good.
  • Nunu: Not bad at all, good single target slow, good ult for shrine denial, Blood Boil is amazing with souped up AD Carries…
  • Olaf: Scales really freaking fast on Dominion. Solid AD Carry with amazing skills.
  • Orianna: Very strong shrine denial, slow is annoying coz the AoE is so huge.
  • Pantheon: His 100% crits enables him to wreck up top early on and all game without many DPS items. Ult wrecks.
  • Poppy: Poppy is ridiculous – there’s walls everywhere for free stuns, she can make herself invincible even to the spawn lasers, she gets farm really quickly. Poppy can guarantee kills, 100% of the time.
  • Rammus: Rammus guarantees you a Windmill capture pretty much, he counters AD Carries easily, he’s super mobile. Amazing….you didn’t need me to tell you that.
  • Renekton: Haven’t really seen much of him to be honest. Initial impression is underwhelming.
  • Riven: Riven is actually really good in Dominion, albeit not being able to go through walls (of which there is plenty) hurts her a lot. Does solid damage and can be really annoying all game long with the proper build.
  • Rumble: His ult is great and his flamethrower is annoying up top, but also a decent solo bot.
  • Ryze: Underrated. Ryze is one of the few champions who can easily deal with Jax et al when properly built. Strong damage, strong root, gets scaled up quick.
  • Shaco: AP Shaco is one of the best defenders in Dominion. JITB wrecks.
  • Shen: Haven’t seen much of him. Ult + taunt would be good but seems mediocre.
  • Singed: Singed is annoying like he always is, but I actually think there are much better picks than him on Dominion.
  • Sion: AD Sion is an amazing AD Carry, because AD Sion excels at winning small player count size skirmishes, which is what Dominion basically is. Very hard to kill, might require a QSS depending on opposite team tho.
  • Sivir: Built in Banshees, range is less of a problem thanks to map layout. Decent, not good or great.
  • Skarner: Not seen much of him, ironic considering the Crystal Scar is his home. No opinion yet.
  • Sona: Speed boost, easy to land stun, decent damage, great support with an organized team. Bad if not organized.
  • Soraka: Built tanky she can shrine deny and hold a point all day long. Pretty underrated imo.
  • Swain: Tanky DPS mage, not bad at all, decent choice for Hextech Sweeper, can hold shrines well enough.
  • Talon: Really good bursty AD character. Gets absurd quickly, good choice.
  • Taric: Not seen much of him, seems like building him somewhat tanky he could hold a point very well just like Soraka.
  • Teemo: Super annoying, AP Teemo will make you cry, AD Teemo will make you melt. High speed character with wards and an anti-AD carry ability. Good.
  • Tristana: Not seen at all…literally. Probably not very good, all things considered.
  • Trundle: Really strong but underrated imo. Good skill set, strong damage.
  • Tryndamere: Trynd is one of those characters like Poppy who has a weakness of needing farm, which they get guaranteed in Dominion. Once you reach late game, Trynd wrecks harddddddd. Can win absurd fights thanks to his ult.
  • Twisted Fate: His ult owns, his constant stuns are good, good damage output, Pantheon in the same role is probably better.
  • Twitch: Twitch is actually pretty good. His long range makes for good shrine denial and he gets farm quick on this map. Not great by any means, but good.
  • Udyr: Not seen much of him from others, his constant stuns and survivability make him super annoying up top, and he can defend RF and Drill easily.
  • Urgot: Pretty good, ulting someone onto your shrine (or AP Shacos JITB…) never gets old.
  • Vayne: AD Carry who does true damage and is hard to chase. She’s good.
  • Veigar: Hit or miss. If you have a team that lets you get all the kills to farm your AP he’s ridiculous. If you get tons of assists, he’s pretty bad.
  • Vladimir: Really good since his weak lane phase no longer matters. Ult is a huge AD Carry steroid and his pool is great shrine denial.
  • Warwick: Solid solo bot against all but the very strongest ones. Solid up top too to boost your AD Carries with his W.
  • Wukong: Very strong, decoy is annoying, does solid damage, scales quickly.
  • Xin Zhao: Extremely strong AD Carry.
  • Yorick: The best solo bot in Dominion, no other character can really take on a Promote Yorick in a 1v1 bot and hope to win, beating him requires sending someone from top to deal with him which causes a huge chain of bad events for the other team. This is a character that no one bans or plays, yet if they did they would free win bot guaranteed if they knew how to play him and wish he was banned.
  • Zilean: Speed boost/speed de-buff, revive ultimate and some good harass, he’s not bad at all :D.