Jungling is the only role where pick rates and win rates correspond extremely well, making this a much simpler analysis. Find out more after the break, and stay tuned for a post on top lane later today!
As usual, let’s start by revisiting our basic pick/win rates!
One striking thing really stands out about this: every champion on here — except Wukong — has a winning record.
In fact, if we look at the win rates of all champions picked fewer than 4 times, they are 5-15. If we include the 3 next-least-picked champions, Nunu, Gragas, and Shyvana, that extends to a whopping 7-30. For comparison, those numbers are 16-19 in top and 7-5 in support. Only mid compares, with a 9-25 record.
In jungle, it really seems like there is a bar: can jungle vs can’t jungle.
However, there are a few matchup considerations:
Funny enough, this seems to mean that Vi is holding 2 junglers in the game: Elise and Wukong, both of whom primarily perform well vs her and one other champion.
The strong junglers right now feel like Vi, Lee Sin, and Pantheon, AD junglers with strong early games and devasting post-6 ganks. However, Elise does well vs Vi, Wukong does well vs Elise, and Olaf sneaks in off of good scaling.
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