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League of Legends

KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Singularity Engine++
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League of Legends is a game based off a Warcraft III Mod called DotA.
It’s like DotA without the stupid modders or HoN without being patted down for cash

You pick one of like 10 million champions and then try to destroy the other teams. Between you and the enemy base is a series of towers and automatically spawning npcs called creeps (or minions)

Why should I play this?
  • It’s fun. If you enjoyed DotA (any variation thereof) you will probably enjoy LoL
  • It’s free. Nearly everything can be unlocked just by playing the game; earning and spending Influence Points (more on them later)
  • Dedicated support. Riot isn’t perfect, but in their effort to make money they continuously update the game with bug fixes, balance changes, and new characters.
  • It’s free. Seriously, everything is free except for champion skins and some meta-game boosts that only jerks buy and don’t really matter anyway.
Who actually plays this?
Lots of people.

Who plays this and isn’t a racist 12 year old shit fucker?
Bunches of people from both SE and GnT
SE++ PLAYER LIST!
ack – sacksy
anjin-san – steezus
andrew ryan – andrewdyin
Anon the Felon - Crusix1
as7 - arsenic7

bendery – bendery
BoomShake - The Sorcelator
Bucketman - Bucketman
burning organ - organburner
b_r – ishuma

charles kinbote – esopus
CodeRed - Muckdork
corporatelogo – corporatelogo
cosmic sombrero - nouveau chapeau
Cowardly - Dangersock

dadouw – dadouw
der waffle mous - derwafflemous
dread pirate arbuthnot - requine
druhim - druhim
dr.funkenstein - borylord

Energeno - Energeno

facetious - Bonhomie
fallout – fallovt
faynor – faynor
FirmSkater - Qlanth
FrylockHolmes - FrylockHolmes

grath - grath
gumpy - gumpyvonbear

hellajeff – efrenchlove
hunter - hunterse

iamthepieman - pyeman

JohnHam - J0HNH4M
jyardana - jyardana

kabuki64 - blts / e101
koshian - koshian
kovak - bigg johnson
kwoaru – kwoaru

lardalish – lardalish
lilli - lilli fen
Meissnerd - The Snerd
Mr. Mojo Risin - Vaamoose

nirya - nirya

phonehand – hobbesmee
pipthefair - pipthefair
pkerthbnd – thegodfajah
projeck - projeck

Ruby Rhod - TheRubyRhod

Sagaxus - Zolnab
SeñorAmor - senoramor
Shrieve - Shrieve
skettios - zymirra / obliviousninja
Swill - SwillaThaThrilla
Syrellis - Syrellis

the cheat – menstrosaurus
The Far Side - JudgeDreddScott
thelawinator – thelawinator
TracerBullet - SpacemanSpliffed

unintentional - Unintentional
uriel - jarofmolymayo

wimble - wimble

XLShadow - xls

zen vulgarity - zenvulgarity
Zoel - kingzoel
zombiemombo - essgee
Do people use vent for this?
We'll just use the se++ vent like chumps
vtx14.defconservers.com
3860
fortytwo

It says the servers are busy
Just use the code!
left right left right down down up up 3 4 (on the number row)
Is there anything I should know before I play this?
Lots of things.
Hey wait you said I could pick from a million dudes but I only have 10 available, god damn liar.
Hey now, whoa now.
Every week Riot selects 10 champions to be available for free, if you want to use a certain champion all the time you have to buy them.

You said I didn't have to buy anything! How deep does this rabbit hole of lies go?
Well you see, every match you play gives you Influence Points (IP) that's essentially monopoly money. You can spend IP to permanently unlock champions. Some champions are cheap and some are not, but you'll learn about that as you play more.

Okay, well what else?
First, let’s talk about you.

You are the summoner
Each match awards XP that goes towards your Summoner level.
Summoner levels unlock Rune Slots, Mastery points, and additional Summoner Spells.

Mastery Points - Pretty basic meta game. Read what they do and choose what you like. You get one mastery point per summoner level, and as you get more points you’ll be able to create character specific builds, but starting out I prefer the utility tree.

Rune Slots - Another meta game thing. While the bonus for an individual rune is small, together then can have a big impact on your character’s effectiveness, especially in the early game.
DO NOT BUY RUNES BEFORE YOU HIT SUMMONER LEVEL 20
At level 20 you unlock tier 3 runes, which are so much better than tier 1 and 2 it is silly. Here's the full list if you're curious.
Summoner Spells - For the most part, your are defined by the champion you pick, but before each match you choose 2 summoner spells. You can use any spell with any champion, but some spells are more effective for some champs than they are for others.

More information on that in here.
Exhaust (Level 1) Blinds (100% Miss Chance) the target and slows its Movement Speed by 40% for 3 seconds. Good for preventing escapes.
Ghost (Level 1) Your Champion ignores unit collision and moves 32% faster for 14 seconds. Good for escapes, but keep in mind you can still be slowed down while ghosting.
Heal (Level 1) Restores 140 + 20 x level Health to your Champion and 50% of that to nearby allies.
Revive (Level 1) Instantly revives your Champion at your Spawning Pool. In addition your champion gains a speed bonus that decreases over time. 9 Minute cooldown.
Smite (Level 1) Deals 420, plus 25 times your level, damage to target enemy minion or pet. If you ever try jungling, you're gonna be good friends with this spell.
Teleport (Level 1) After 4 seconds, teleports your champion to target friendly minion or turret. Good for quickly jumping to a tower that is under attack, not so good for escaping
Cleanse (Level 2) Removes all stuns, slows, taunts, fears, snares, sleeps, and immobilizers and lowers the duration of new ones applied by 65% for 3 seconds. One of the most useful spells around, taking off enemy crowd control is a big Fuck You and can save your ass.
Fortify (Level 4) Grants invulnerability to all Allied Turrets and causes them to attack 100% faster. While Fortify is ready to cast, you deal 9 bonus damage to minions. Situational, but not terrible.
Clarity (Level 6) Restores 160 + 30 x level Mana to your champion and 50% of that to nearby allies. Very useful depending on the champion.
Ignite (Level 7) Ignite is a DoT that targets a single champion, dealing 50 damage plus 20 damage per level over 5 seconds. Ignores enemy magic resist, and reduces healing and regeneration by 50% Good for getting the kill on that jerk who manages to get out of range with 50 health left.
Rally (Level 8) Summons a beacon with 200 + 25 x level health for 15 seconds which increases allied attack damage by 10-35. Situational and rarely seen, it has some cool gimmick uses.
Clairvoyance (Level 10) Reveals an area of the map for 6 seconds, has a relatively short cooldown. Very useful for finding out if the enemy is sneaking up on you or an ally.
Flash (Level 12) Teleports your champion to your cursor's location. This has a very short range but can be absolutely vital for positioning an attack or jumping over a wall to escape.

For new players I recommend Ghost and Exhaust. Taking Heal or Revive is for noobs who are going to lose.

Well that covers the meta-game, let’s look at the actual gameplay.
Here's the map of Summoner's Rift, this is the map you will play on most of the time because the 3v3 map kinda sucks.
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Black Dots are Towers
Red Dots are Inhibitors
Red X is the Nexus
Creeps:
1.Golems
2.Dragon
3.Lizard Elder
4.Wraith
5.Ancient Golem
6.Wolfs
7.Wraiths
8.Lizard Elder
9.Golems
10.Wolfs
11.Ancient Golem
12.Baron

Wolves, Wraiths and Golems (1,4,6,7,9,10) are basic creeps that don’t attack you unless you hit them first. They are a little tougher than the creeps in lanes, so you should approach with caution unless you’re level 5+ or very confident that you can kill them quickly.
The other creeps are even stronger, but they give temporary buffs that make killing them worth it.
Lizard Elder (3,8) - Lizard Elder provides a buff that gives your physical and auto attacks a slow with a DoT component
Ancient Golem (5,11) - Ancient golem provides a buff that increases mana regeneration and decreases cooldown time of champion abilities
Baron (12) - Killing baron usually takes at least 2 to 3 late game dudes, and provides a crazy buff that I don't have the stats on right now.
Dragon (2) - gives the whole team XP and Gold if

Okay Great, how about some gameplay?
Destroying your enemies:You must destroy each lane's towers in order, the other towers will be invulnerable until the one before them is destroyed. In order to destroy the opponents base at least one inhibitor must be down.
Destroying an inhibitor causes your nexus to spawn super creeps in that lane. Super Creeps can be hard for even a max level champion to kill quickly.
Inhibitors will respawn after five minutes, so work fast to make the most of your super minions.

Champion Level:Every time your champion levels up their stats increase and they get a skill point.
Each champion has 4 unique abilities. 3 available from the start that go up to rank 5 and 1 ultimate that becomes available at level 6 that goes up to rank 3. Your ultimate is generally your strongest skill, and understanding each champion’s ultimate is very important.

Items:Each champion has 6 item slots and your choice of items is what really makes the difference between being a champ or being a chump.
Many items often can be combined together to build stronger items. It is best to buy the individual components as you can afford them because:
  • Buying a partial piece subtracts the cost from the cost of the completed item
  • The bonuses from the smaller items will still have a big impact your performance.
If all of your item slots are full but you have an item you’re trying to finish DO NOT FRET:
  • As long as you already have at least one component you can buy the complete item as soon as you have enough gold.
Some items have activated abilities that can be very powerful. To use activated items or consumables like potions, you can click them OR use 1-6 on the number line like a pro.

For tips on item builds, talent builds, and skilling orders go to www.leaguecraft.com or [URL=”http://www.mobafire.com”]www.mobafire.com[/URL]

ITEMS YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD ABOUT BUYING BECAUSE THEY ARE AWFUL
Tiamat: The extra AOE damage really doesn't amount to anything in a teamfight. Additionally the +15 Health Regen and +4 Mana Regen really aren't that great compared to what you could buy. For the 2070 gold you spend on it you can buy a BF Sword (+50 Damage, and it builds into cool stuff) and it would be way more effective.

Berzerker Greaves: See Malady for attack speed. Also keep in mind that Mercury's Treads, which are a little more pricey, are considered the best boots in the game because being stunned for 1.2 seconds instead of 2 seconds means the world.


Items are cool. What about Champions?
Every champion has a couple descriptors listed to try and give a quick idea about what they do.
Sometimes these accurately describe a champion and sometimes they are outright lies, so it never hurts to ask if you aren't sure.
Melee - Basic attacks can only be used in close combat
Ranged - Basic attacks can be used from a distance
Assassin - Damage-based champion that has at least one ability to close distance between enemy targets quickly; champions with this attribute tend to die much quicker when targeted.
Fighter - Damage-based champion that performs better in large group fights.
Mage - Damage-based champion whose abilities are typically ranged and greatly affected by ability power.
Support - Champion with abilities that aid in team fights and usually aren't good in 1v1 fights.
Tank - Champion that can act as a group shield due to their above-average health, armor, and magic resist; usually they have low damage output.
Carry - A champion that typically starts out with below average stats and becomes above average as a match progresses. The name comes from how they can "carry" their team at the
end of the game if their team carries them at the beginning.
Disabler - A champion that can disable enemy champions with their abilities (sometimes labeled disable instead of disabler in-game).
Farmer - A champion that can easily kill enemy minions and neutral monsters, thus allowing them to build in-match gold faster.
Flee - A champion that possesses abilities that enable it to escape from combat.
Haste - A champion that can temporarily speed up self, allies, or both.
Heal - A champion that can heal either itself, its allies, or both.
Ninja - This champion uses energy instead of mana (energy recharges quickly and is not effected by mana and mana regeneration stat increases, and has a fixed maximum amount that
can be increased by runes).
Nuke - A champion that can deal a significant amount of damage in a short time.
Pet - A champion that can create a non-champion ally (sometimes controllable).
Pusher - A champion that can quickly destroy enemy towers and inhibitors due to their ability to summon additional units or deal damage to an area of enemy creeps.
Recommended - A champion that Riot Games staff would recommend for people new to League of Legends.
Silence - A champion that can silence enemy champions; champions affected by silence cannot use abilities or summoner spells during its duration.
Snare - A champion that can snare enemy champions; champions affected by snares cannot move during its duration.
Slow - A champion that can slow enemy champions; champions affected by slows move slower during its duration.
Stealth - A champion that can become invisible to enemies (other than when near turrets, vision wards, and enemy champions with an Oracles buff).
Stun - A champion that can stun enemy champions; champions affected by stuns cannot move, attack, use abilities, or use summoner spells other than Cleanse.
Teleport - A champion that can teleport to other locations or champions; champions with abilities that are similar to the summoner spell Flash do not have this attribute.
Tough - A champion that lives longer than usual in combat.
Champion Stats:
Each champion has a stat window that looks like this:
lolstats.png

Attack Damage governs your champion’s auto attack damage and Ability Power governs any of your champion’s abilities.
Armor protects against Physical Damage and Magic Resist protects against Magic Damage.
I think everything else is pretty self explanatory.

Things Not to Do/Things to get your opponent to do:
Over Committing: Don't chase that kill just because you want it so bad, it's usually going to end up in you dead. Bide your time, be patient, and own when you know you can.

Feeding: Feeding is dying a whole lot and giving your opponents gold allowing them to spank you even more efficiently and get even more gold. If you're having trouble with the opposing characters on a lane, maybe ask to switch with someone else.

Being Baited: Oftentimes one wounded character will attempt to lead you into a trap where multiple dudes will jump out of the bushes and sodomize you. Don't let it be you on the ground in a puddle of fluids and broken dreams.

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    valve sucks I hate valve a bloo bloo

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Lux seems like one of those characters who are just going to annoy the SHIT out of me every time I play.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Did they actually have a hand in making it or did they just help pay for it?

    I'm curious because I haven't been following it since LoL is free and also good times

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Wimble wrote: »
    valve sucks I hate valve a bloo bloo

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    This OP is too useful, stop it right now.

    Actually I guess I never read the last OP is all.

    Can you tell me if this dream was worth it?
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  • ackack Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    i love valve!!!


    I LOVE VALVE!!!!!!!!!!

  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY EVERY DAYRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    VALVE OWNS I LOVE VALVE WOOOO

    i'm gonna play some old-school dota today, try to learn that some more


    i think i'm the only person who's ever gone HoN > LoL > DotA

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  • NiryaNirya My name's Bo Rida and I'm here to sayRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    DOTA 2 art looks really pretty. I guess I'll try it out.

  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    ack wrote: »
    i love valve!!!


    I LOVE VALVE!!!!!!!!!!

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY EVERY DAYRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    aw shucks still jailed for like 3 hours

    whatever

    hey guys is there any kind of mage equivalent to madred's bloodrazor? i play swain mostly and i wanna know if i have some kind of anti-tank solution. s-stack more AP?

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  • NiryaNirya My name's Bo Rida and I'm here to sayRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Well, next patch you're getting this change to Malady:
    Malady
    o Recipe Changed to: Dagger + Dagger + Amplifying Tome + 550 = 1825 total cost.
    o Base stats changed to +50% attack speed, 25 ability power from +50% attack speed, +15% life steal.
    o Unique Passive changed to: Your physical attacks shred your target doing 20 magic damage and reducing their magic resistance by 6. Magic resistance reduction stacks up to 4 times.

    I imagine that will help a little.

  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Fallout wrote: »
    aw shucks still jailed for like 3 hours

    get fucked!!!

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  • ackack Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    valve rules and sucks too : ) )

  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Nirya wrote: »
    Well, next patch you're getting this change to Malady:
    Malady
    o Recipe Changed to: Dagger + Dagger + Amplifying Tome + 550 = 1825 total cost.
    o Base stats changed to +50% attack speed, 25 ability power from +50% attack speed, +15% life steal.
    o Unique Passive changed to: Your physical attacks shred your target doing 20 magic damage and reducing their magic resistance by 6. Magic resistance reduction stacks up to 4 times.

    I imagine that will help a little.

    It's a nice passive but how often will AP caster type champs be autoattacking enemies

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • IsoldaeIsoldae Hats Off To JigglypuffRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Maybe AP Teemo or AP TF?

    Other than that I am struggling thinking of AP champions that consistently auto attack.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Yi sometimes?

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    how does AP Yi work

    I didn't think that was a thing

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  • GrathGrath Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2010
    Uh I am a racist 12 year old shit fucker

    watch my amiibo fight eachother here
  • DroolDrool Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I don't know that much about DotA, but aren't some of the characters based on WC3 models? Couldn't that possibly be legally awkward since that is Blizzards art?

  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I can totally see someone (read: Zen) buying that Malady on an AP Yi
    Naphtali wrote: »
    how does AP Yi work

    I didn't think that was a thing

    Ask Zen, he'll be happy to explain

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • IsoldaeIsoldae Hats Off To JigglypuffRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Naphtali wrote: »
    how does AP Yi work

    I didn't think that was a thing
    Like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OUaSY9JW78
    You just kinda spam Alpha Strike.

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Who says the casters need to build that?

    The physical champs can lower the magic resist for their casters. Cooperation!

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Man you're expecting too much if you think people are going to buy items that don't directly benefit their champion

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    that's neat, I'll have to try that

    I've just been enjoying being horrific murder ninja AD Yi against my friends who have no idea how to stop it

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  • ackack Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    ya but pals

    pals might

  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Naphtali wrote: »
    how does AP Yi work

    I didn't think that was a thing

    1-1 damage ratio on alpha strike.

    1100 damage to 4 targets? Yes please. Stand there and regen full hp while being attacked by all 5 enemy champs and a tower? Sure why not

    ALPHA STRIKE BEETCHES

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Drool wrote: »
    I don't know that much about DotA, but aren't some of the characters based on WC3 models? Couldn't that possibly be legally awkward since that is Blizzards art?

    well the lore and names and stuff are made by the dota guy(s)

    and lina is a human on fire in the art not a high elf or whatever. And the morphling is a water elemental. That is not really just a warcraft thing. Basically I imagine they are very safe

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I only ever play five-man premades with half-hour discussions before joining queue to discuss strategy.

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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  • ackack Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    me as well

  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Naphtali wrote: »
    how does AP Yi work

    I didn't think that was a thing

    1-1 damage ratio on alpha strike.

    1100 damage to 4 targets? Yes please. Stand there and regen full hp while being attacked by all 5 enemy champs and a tower? Sure why not

    ALPHA STRIKE BEETCHES

    oh goodness

    definitely will have to give this a try

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    oh no the ap yi disease is spreading

    in

    fec

    tion

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Wimble will be the last Garen on Runeterra

    He will be legend

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Wimble wrote: »
    oh no the ap yi disease is spreading

    in

    fec

    tion

    I haven't even tried it yet

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  • DubhDubh First of the Order The HollowsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Maybe I should start playing Jax a little more. I was having fun with him, but a lot of people were poo-pooing about him so I dropped away, for a bit. Plus, Rammus was on rotation.

  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    also wimble your avatar/sig should always be the halloween ones

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    but then how is halloween special?!

    also dubh just wait for the patch. It has some neato jax buffs!

    I am going to try him again for sure when the patch hits

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    better @ this game than every1

    do you wanna see me eat a hotdog
  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    so its like never a good idea to be melee it seems

    at least for me

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    yeah melee dps can be tricky especially in team fights. If you run in and they aren't ready or if you don't really know what the enemy team will do to you vs what your team will do to stop it, you can die a whole lot and feel like there is no way to stop it

    the solution is to last hit every minion that ever lived and make every item

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  • NiryaNirya My name's Bo Rida and I'm here to sayRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Faynor wrote: »
    better @ this game than every1

    April Fools!

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