AP top laners prevail following massive item overhaul for LoL’s 2024 season

Although League of Legends players have long remained vocal about the fluctuating strengths of mages and ability power items within the game over the last several years, nobody seemed to be prepared for the major meta shift that would welcome them in the 2024 season.

In just the first two days of the new season, champions that build AP items have completely outclassed their AD lane counterparts—particularly within the top lane, where champions that have struggled to coexist with others have begun to flourish. This massive meta overhaul stems not only from the removal of Mythic items from League as a whole but from a number of new and revamped AP items that have unlocked the potential of various champions.