The 12.14 B-patch nursed the game back to a healthier state with the removal of ‘Astral Toggling’.
10-cost dragons still reign over the meta though with 3 other main comps battling it out in a rock, paper, scissors match up. You have Corki Flex countering Jade Shi Oh Yu who in turn counters Daeja Flex which does well into Corki Flex comps. Then you have your grab bag of either Volibear, Scalescorn, and Astral Varus in each lobby with the occasional Xayah/Swain player praying for the Shyvanna to appear in their shop.
For rerolling enthusiasts we have the return of Sett Reroll and some activity happening in the 2* tier from Cannoneer Reroll, Yone Reroll and Astral Mages that can do well given the right spot
Overall being able to roll at 8 in this meta is a bigger deal with significant power swings that often can have you running off with the game.
|S Tier||10 Cost AP Flex: Aurelion Sol = Shyvana > Ao Shin|
Jade Shi Oh Yu
Daeja Flex (1)
|A Tier||Astral Mages|
|B Tier||6 Whisper Elise|
|C Tier||Guild Xayah|
Dragonmancer Lee Sin
Shyvana > Aurelion Sol > Ao Shin
Keep in mind these are comps you should be pivoting into given the opportunity to cap out your board and not comps you play from the get-go.
Shyvanna is the best option followed by Aurelion Sol with Ao Shin being the weakest option.
Corki has many viable options:
There are numerous variations of Daeja you can play depending on the mirage.
While Daeja’s itemization laregely stays the same it can differ based on the mirage.
AA + GS+ JG will always be safe and solid choice for Daeja, A Zeke’s Herald will give her much needed ATK speed when Duelist’s Dexterity is not an option.
The core of this comp are the 6 core Jade units: SOY, Neeko, Gnar and Anivia.
Any other units can be flexed in accordingly to counter your lobby but safe choice is usually Lulu+ Bard + Talon for the +8 AD to your entire team and the Mystic bonus during this AP heavy meta.
Prioritize SOY items (Healing + Damage + Flex) ex. BT + TR + GS
Neeko items (Tank)