How to Choose Your Main in Wild Rift

Choosing your main champion can be one of the most exciting decisions when starting to play Wild Rift - but also one of the toughest.

You may already be familiar with the different types of Wild Rift champions and their roles. However, to make things easier, you can narrow down your choices based on what type of gameplay you prefer.

The League of Legends counterparts inspires the majority of the Wild Rift champions. That means you'll still get to play your favorite character in the MOBA game, only with a few adjustments to fit the unique gameplay.

Consider Your Preferences

If you are totally new to Wild Rift, there are a few things to consider when choosing your main character.

First, decide what type of style you prefer. Do you like to play aggressively, or do you prefer to take a more defensive approach? Wild Rift has a variety of champions that specialize in different areas, so take a bit of time to try them out and see what works best for you.

Do You Like the Abilities?

Once you have an idea of the type of character you'd like to play, think about their unique abilities and play style. Does the champion have the skills necessary to be effective in combat or to support teammates?

Is the character good at poking or initiating fights? Is their play style suited to the current ‘Meta’ of the game? Try playing some training matches with different champions and see how they feel.

Talk to Other Players

Knowing the ins and outs of Wild Rift can be tricky! Luckily for you, there are plenty of veteran players out there who can give you tips and advice on the game. Join some forums or look for people you can have discussions with in-game.

Try to Have Fun!

The most important thing is to have fun! A main that you enjoy playing will make all the difference over the long run.

Don't worry if you still don't know which champion to main in Wild Rift. The following breakdown can help you make your first pick.

Top-fragging and Solo-queuing

Do you like taking point and cutting off your opponents in 2v1 situations? Consider these top-lane champions and make one of them your main:

  • Jax
  • Camille
  • Garen
  • Darius
  • Fiora
  • Tryndamere

Defensive and Team-playing

What if you prefer staying behind others and helping them push into jungles? Want to play a mobile champion who can stride well into the lanes? Choose either of these characters as your main:

  • Garen
  • Darius
  • Dr. Mundo
  • Singed
  • Tryndamere

Surprising Opponents and Getting the First Kill

Do you like to take your enemies off-guard and secure the first kill in every round? Want your champion to dash into enemy territories and take the lead? The following characters might be more suitable for your play style:

  • Yasuo
  • Fizz
  • Zed
  • Akali
  • Ahri
  • Master

Support Teammates and Engage in Fights

Choose either of the champions mentioned below if your gameplay is more supportive and non-combative:

  • Xin Zhao
  • Darius
  • Amumu
  • Alistar
  • Braum
  • Blitzcrank
  • Gragas
  • Malphite
  • Vi

Long-range Picks and Constant Damage

Do you prefer obstructing your opponents with continuous damage plays? Want to fend off enemies without getting close to them? Choose these:

  • Ashe
  • Miss Fortune
  • Jinx
  • Draven
  • Vayne

Safe Play and Sudden Outbursts

If you prefer playing mage-styled characters with a knack for sudden outbursts, give the following champions a try:

  • Varus
  • Ziggs
  • Annie
  • Twisted Fate
  • Lux
  • Orianna

Heal Teammates and Provide Shields

Do you want to be the healer of the stack and support your team through the rounds? These champions might be perfect for you:

  • Soraka
  • Nami
  • Janna
  • Sona
  • Seraphine

Global Ultimate and Longest Range

There's nothing better than having an ultimate that reaches the end of the map. These champions are incredible for slicing up enemy territories:

  • Draven
  • Ashe
  • Jinx
  • Ezreal
  • Soraka


Trying out different champions in low-stake modes is a great way to test your theory and get a feel for how each character plays. Don't be afraid to switch between champions if you feel like you're not clicking with one in particular.

Also, don't forget to brush up on your champion by practicing, but most important of all, try to have fun! With all of this under your belt, you'll have the perfect recipe for becoming a master of your chosen champion.