What is top short for?

Top lane

Top is a League of Legends (LOL) and Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) term that refers to the top lane of a MOBA map. It may also refer to the player's champion (the player-controlled character) that is assigned to the top lane.

The LOL and DOTA map consists of a top, mid, and bot lane with jungle area in between the top-mid lanes and mid-bottom lanes. The champions that play in the jungle area are called junglers. The top lane is usually played by champions that can take and/or deal a lot of damage.


You should have a tank champion if you're gonna play top
Lanes on a LoL map
Lanes on a LoL map

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Updated June 23, 2017

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