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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo I'll ban them! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2011
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    News and Such
    -Graves Patch preview
    -A new champion approaches! Meet Graves.
    -Xerath patch is out! Enjoy the notes
    -Are you level 30? Public Testing might be in your future!
    -Nine Tail Fox Preview

    League of Legends (popularly known as LoL) is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game. With lots of acronyms, in case you couldn't tell.

    You play as a summoner that selects a champion to battle with and against other summoners and their respective champs. During games, your champion will level up, get gold for better equipment and hopefully destroy the enemy nexus. Outside of games, your summoner level will rise. This will unlock new runes to enhance champion stats, bestow mastery points for further champion customization and goodies like avatars. At max level you can then compete in ranked matches and/or judge player behavior in what is called the tribunal.

    Learn you some Dominion:


    New Player Guide

    1. Make an account: NA EU (West) EU (Nordic & East)
    It is worth noting that referring new players has perks, so I would ask for a referral link in the thread rather than a vanilla account.

    2. Download the client: Right here
    The official Mac client has been discontinued.

    3. Play the tutorials! New User Guide
    The game can be a bit overwhelming, and I highly suggest you play the tutorials OR find someone willing to do a few vs. AI games with you.

    4. Play vs. AI games with people.
    Preferably people you know or from here. The bots aren't bad, but they have exploitable flaws and won't emulate the "real deal" perfectly. Focus less on the opposition and more on getting a feel for the various champions and the general flow of game.

    5. Play vs. People
    Do it, damn you. As said above, the AI is not going to give you the legitimate LoL experience. You don't want to hit your 20s solely from bot matches.

    6. Get yer free champs.
    Subscribe to Riot's Youtube and get a free Alistar skin! Includes the champion! Free Tristana if you're into the Facebook thing. Promo skins always include the champion if you never bought it.

    The Dos and Don'ts of LoL

    Meta Stuff
    1. Don't buy champions randomly!
    LoL has two currencies: Riot Points (RP), which are bought with real money, and Influence Points (IP) which are earned solely by playing games. Champions can be bought with both, but every week there will be ten free champions to play with. Play these champs instead. Get a feel for each type of champion and see which you find more fun. It's far better to do this as opposed to buying a champ randomly and ultimately being unhappy with it.

    2. Don't buy Tier 2 Runes.
    They are pretty much a waste of IP. Buy Tier 1 and save up for Tier 3.

    3. Do queue with friends.
    Playing with randoms is a crapshoot, and playing with a buddy or two can put the odds in your favor. Play complementary champs and request feedback on how you did in each game (even if you won).

    4. Do learn the champions
    When a new rotation occurs, it is wise to play a few games with each champ. Knowing what each champ is capable of will be useful even if you hate how they play and never intend on using them. For example, Karthus has a skill that does damage to every enemy champion, regardless of location! If you know this, then you can prepare for it and not be taken by surprise.

    5. Do read guides.
    There are multiple ways to play a champion. This combination of skills, runes, masteries and items is called a "build" and are the general strategies for any champion. The recommended items in the game store are not always accurate, and the order you level skills can have a big impact on how the early stages of the game play out. Sites like Mobafire and Solomid offer builds for just about every champion. It's cookie-cutter, but a great foundation for new people. Once you learn the ins and outs, you can tweak a build to better serve your playstyles or as a reaction to enemy or ally players.

    6. Do be polite and do report
    Sometimes people will suck or do shit wrong. It's a game, so try to keep that in mind when things get a little unhinged. If you insult or yell at people, even if they DID do something wrong, you're likely going to get that person defensive and things break down. Instead of focusing on the game, you focus on hurling insults at each. Stay calm, and politely offer advice when needed. And yet, people are jerks. It happens. Simply /mute them and quietly report them after the game. Taking their bait is probably what they want you to do. Do not give them the satisfaction! Keep your cool.

    Game Stuff
    1. Do not be aggressive
    There will be a serious urge to want to kill enemy champs. Resist! Death is an all-around loss: your opponents get more cash and experience, you miss out on experience and your lane risks getting pushed. If you set-up a kill and fail, do not continue chasing. In many cases, you will just die to a tower or get ganked. While later on you will learn when to take risks, early in your career it's best to be less aggressive and just let the other guy get away.

    2. Do not focus on KDR
    Your kill-death-ratio is not the end-all of your value. It is possible to lose despite having a serious kill advantage over the enemy team! Certain champions, once getting the right items, can be unstoppable murder machines. Even if you do kill them a lot, if they reach this threshold, it's possible for a dramatic reversal to occur. It is far more important to support your team's objectives: push towers, protect your own towers from being pushed and keep your team informed of enemy activity. It is far better to have a modest KDR and win, than be the team killer and lose.

    3. Do watch the minimap and your enemy
    Enemy locations are important! In your low-level games you will likely have two champs tops lane, one mid and two bottom (in later level games, one from top will be off "jungling," so top will have just one champ). If a player in YOUR lane is missing, let the team know. The player might just be heading back to base to buy items, or they could be trying to jump your friend in another lane. And mention when they came back to your lane! But this doesn't mean you should rely wholly on team recon. Watch the minimap yourself for enemy locations in other lanes whenever you can. People aren't perfect, and sometimes that warning comes a bit too late. Another set of eyes is always useful.

    4. Do buy wards.
    Wards are items that grant you vision of an area for 180 seconds. They are, without a doubt, one of the best purchases you will make. You can plop them along the river and have advance warning of ganks. They'll grant you vision of the brush. They'll alert you of enemy attempts on big-reward neutral monsters like the dragon or baron. If you attack them in the middle of something like that, you could mob up their entire team. Or maybe you are aware of a gank attempt on you. You could alert a nearby friend, bait the ganker in and turn the tables. Buy wards. BUY. WARDS.

    5. Do buy wards.
    Wards are items that grant you vision of an area for 180 seconds. They are, without a doubt, one of the best purchases you will make. You can plop them along the river and have advance warning of ganks. They'll grant you vision of the brush. They'll alert you of enemy attempts on big reward neutral monsters like the dragon or baron. If you attack them in the middle of something like that, you could mob up their entire team. Or maybe you are aware of a gank attempt on you. You could alert a nearby friend, bait the ganker in and turn the tables. Buy wards. BUY. WARDS. Yes, I posted this twice. It is that important.

    6. Do something.
    So you just wiped the enemy team out. Hooray! But...what are you doing now? Did you just go back to your respective lanes and farm? Incorrect! You now have precious map control, and should be taking advantage of it. Gather up as a team and take out a tower. Head to the dragon and get a clean kill. Steal enemy creeps (especially their blue and red buffs). You can always check the status of both teams by pressing tab. If multiple enemies are waiting on respawn, then you need to press that advantage.

    Meet the Team

    Like any group activity, stuff is usually broken down into roles. It's worth noting that champions don't always fit neatly in categories. A champion's role in the team may depend on what build has been chosen, and sometimes you may fill several roles depending on the group composition. When picking champions, it's a good idea to see what people are doing and fill in any holes.

    1. The Carry: If your team is a car, then the carry is the engine. It's what makes the team function. The carry, when doing its job, will be able to easily destroy the whole team. But, just like an engine is useless without any other parts of your car, the carry relies on its team to get the gold necessary to buy the items needed to kill swathes of enemies. Early on, carries tend to be more vulnerable and weaker than other champs. LOTS of people pick carry in random, because it's the star character that generally gets all the kills.

    2. The Tank: Following the car metaphor, the tank is your steering. It'll guide the team into battle, and in many cases will be the one starting the fights. Tanks are there to absorb damage and lock down the most dangerous champions on the enemy team so you can position yourselves to win the fight. Some tanks do this with CC, whereas other tanks have some damage and will soften up the enemy team instead. Tanks still tend to need the rest of their team to back them up.

    3. The Support: I guess support are your tires or something? Maybe the AC. Either, support help the team out with buffs and generally shields or healing. Healers tend to assist the carry by allowing the carry to stay in the lane longer through said healing or shields. Unlike, well, just about everyone else, Support don't rely so much on gear and thus will purposefully AVOID getting last hits so that their lane partner can farm gold faster. Because of their reduced need of gold, support should also be buying and placing wards when needed. It's worth noting that EVERYONE should generally buy wards, but as a support you can afford to take the financial hit. FEW people pick support in random due to how hard it is to influence games. You have to be very proactive to make up for bad teammates as a carry.

    4. The Jungler: Jungling is a more advanced concept, and you won't see it until higher summoner levels. This is due to runes and masteries allowing for more efficient jungling. It is still possible on a few champs, even at Summoner Level 1, but very uncommon. As the name implies, the jungler sits in the jungle and kills neutral creeps. This benefits your team by creating a second solo lane (top lane), resulting in more experience and gold for your team as a whole. Once the jungler hits a certain gear/level point, they look for opportunities to gank enemies. This is generally done via strong CC abilities, such as Warwick's ultimate or Nunu's slow coupled with his speed buff. Skills such as these will enable the jungler's teammate in that lane to easily assist with the kill. When not ganking, the jungler will return to the jungle regularly to keep up in terms of gold and experience. Due to their roaming, the jungler has plenty of opportunities to place wards for its teammates.

    This is a very simple guide! There are other roles in teams, but this is a rough outline of the basics. Roles can easily overlap, and a champion can fill more than one role! Experiment and see what works and what doesn't.

    Useful Stuff

    Websites!
    http://www.mobafire.com/ - A site dedicated to champs and how to build them effeciently. Not really used by high end players (lvl 30), but good for beginners who're trying champs out for the first time and don't want too much complexity in a guide.
    http://www.solomid.net/ - A more advanced and polished version of Mobafire. Solomid offers intricate guides on champs that've been tried and tested by the community. Best for more advanced players of lvl 20+
    http://www.leagueoflegends.com - The standard LoL website! Info on the game can be found here.
    http://youtu.be/e02e7qGhRwQ - A HoN guide. Don't hate me for this guys. But I think /some/ of the points in this video are very useful. As HoN and LoL are quite similar, I can't help but feel that complete beginners will benefit from just watching this once. Though, as I said, this is a HoN guide. And most things can be ignored.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qggKB98It0Q - The basics of laning and last hitting.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kxGQ3gWdrM - Shurelya's guide on zoning!

    Stuff You Should Know
    -Yes, a promo skin will unlock that champion for free.
    -Promo skin codes generally work twice: once in both regions (NA and EU). If you have used a code for yourself, don't toss it out! Make a post here and give it away or swap it for another skin.
    -Speaking of promo skins, Free Tristana if you're willing to whore yourself out a bit.
    --Subscribe to Riot's Youtube and get a free Alistar skin!
    -Never take Revive or Rally, goddamn it.
    -Buy Wards
    -When in doubt, take Flash

    A useful list of terms used in game, courtesy of Cantido.
    Thing heard in game or apply to things in game

    b = back, fall back, they're coming for you
    back = fall back, they're coming for you
    care = be careful, they may be coming for you
    oom = out of mana
    lom = low on mana
    focus = To target a player. Meaning that as a team you all will all focus on a specified hero to kill first.
    top, mid, bottom = the lanes in LoL. With the flip camera option, the top and bottom may be switched for some people.
    lane = the road like expanses that contain towers and lead to and from the bases
    river = The river which cuts across the map diagonally
    jungle = The mass of treeses and paths that exist between the lanes
    neuts = neutrals
    neutrals = The creep-enemies who live in the jungle
    bp, pill, pilling = blue pilling, going back to base
    base, basing = blue pilling, going back to base
    shop,buy = To go back to base to go shopping
    brush = The large grass in LoL which causes your hero to be hidden to people outside of the brush
    grass = see brush
    sigils = Temporary buffs granted to a player by defeating the Golem and the Elder Lizard. These buffs transfer to the killer in the event that the hero dies with the sigil.
    buff = Typically a temporary increase to some stat(s)
    passive = An ability which is not activated but helps a character. For example, Morgana's passive allows her to heal a small % of the damage her spells inflict. Passives usually apply only to the hero who has them.
    aura = A 'passive' which applies not only to the hero who has it, but also to heroes within the given range for the aura. A shareable passive.
    dd = direct damage ability. Typically DDs are unavoidable: Click ability, click target, profit. For example: Annie's Q fireball.
    skillshot = an ability that fires a projectile that can be dodged. For example: Morgana's cage, Ashe's ultimate arrow
    aoe = area of effect
    pbaoe = point blank area of affect. The area of effect is centered around the caster such as Nunu's Ultimate or any aura.
    backdoor= To attack the enemies towers and base without the cover of your creeps there
    ult = ultimate ability. The R Ability.
    unique = In LoL certain auras/passive are unique, meaning they do not stack.
    last hit = Getting the very last hit, or killing blow.
    AP = Ability Power. The stat which boosts the effectiveness of abilities.
    miss, mia = Missing, missing in action. Commonly used to describe when a hero is missing from a lane and may indicate to the team that a gank may happen.
    juke, juking = When being chased, juking is to fool your pursuers. Typically this happens in the jungle. A successful juke could range from eluding the enemy by exploiting line of sight, or could simply cause the enemy to mistarget a spell.
    feed = A player who dies constantly feeds the other team (via the gold reward for killing someone). Being called a feeder is not a compliment. A player who is fed has a lot of kills.
    gg = good game.
    gj = good job.
    ms = movement speed
    baron, nashor, worm = the big worm like boss that gives a noticeable buff to the whole team when killed.
    gl hf - good luck, have fun, usually an encouraging sportsmanlike phrase said before a game, sometimes sarcastically used "gl solo baron"
    push - to gather up a creep wave and attempt to destroy an enemy tower "I'm going to push bottom"
    d, defend - to sit at a tower and/or inhibitor and attempt to avoid confrontation while stopping the enemy from killing the objective "I'm gonna d mid"
    gank - to go (often with more than one player) to try and kill an enemy, often by surprise "lets gank bottom"
    tp - summoner spell telleport used to traverse the map "Ill tp back in"
    heal - either the summoner spell, a champion ability, or the act of returning to base to regenerate HP and mana "you should heal"
    harass - to annoy the enemy with small bursts of non lethal damage, often forcing them to go heal or be set up for a gangk.
    bait - to deliberately appear in a position to be easily ganged so as to lure 1 or more players to be gangked by your team "go bait them in to the jungle"
    Disable = A Disable is a debuff that usually prevents some kind of action on the player. Stuns, roots, silences are all examples of disables
    Stun = A debuff which prevents any action by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
    Root = A debuff which prevents any movement by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
    Silence = A debuff which prevents any abilities being used by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
    Farm = Farming involves the amassing of gold for player. This is usually best done by killing a lot of creeps and killing them very quickly. Certain Heroes like Ashe and Tristana are great farmers: The first has a +gold passive, and the latter has an AOE passive.
    leash/pull - when someone other than the jungler attacks a jungle creep so that it comes towards them while the jungler attacks it; the leasher leaves the range so the jungle creep returns to the jungler; allowing several free hits/spells on the creep for the jungler.

    Things heard outside of the game or apply to outside of the game

    vent = Ventrilo. It is voice communication software used to coordinate as a team. LoL has its own vent server: See the sticky in the beta general for more information.
    build = how a champion and its summoner is built. For champions this may includes the items one buys on a champion, and the order one gets a champion's skills. For summoners, this refers to their masteries and rune selections.
    carry = A character who, if played properly, wins late game fights for a team. Typically these heroes are weak early game and require a lot of farming.
    tank = Character with a lot of HP and likely armor/resistance. Whose job is to initiate battles with the enemy players/turrets as to draw damage onto himself.
    dps = Damage per second. Also referes to characters who job it is to deal damage (As opposed to support and tanks)
    burst = A large volume of damage done quickly and typically then very little sustained follow up damage.
    support = Characters who job it is to support other characters: Healers, buffers, etc
    runes = Refers to LoL's rune system, however this term is overloaded and some players also refer to sigils as runes
    talents = A non-canon term for masteries
    mastery, masteries = The talent-tree system of LoL
    DotA = Defense of the the Ancients. A mod for War3 that virtually launched the moba genre
    HoN = Heroes of Newerth. Another moba game that is in direct competition with LoL.
    moba = multiplayer online battle arena
    elo = The score a person has in the Ranking system. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system
    leave, leaver = To quit a game before it is over.
    raqequit = To quit a game in anger (Being killed, losing)
    disc, dc = disconnect from a game.
    Bearon = The Ultimate League of Legend Champion. A bear of nobility from Rabilov.
    Coral = The color of Adjudicators elected in a fair democratic process. Penny then proceeded to invalidate the election and instead we got dodger blue.
    adjudicator = Either an older beta tester, or a beta tester whose skill in game or feedback out of game have been noted.
    skin = Items that give a Champion a new look (Costumes, clothes, etc)
    champion = The particular character that you as the summoner control
    hero = non-canon name for a champion
    summoner = Your representation in the game. Essentially you are the puppet master of your selected Champion and you have your own summoner abilities along with the champion's abilities.
    deny, denies= Basically last hitting your own creep. This mechanic does not exist in LoL. In DotA, this would prevent the other from earning the gold and experience for killing the creep.

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    IT'S JUST LIKE ONE OF MY MONSTER CATCHING GAMES

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  • exisexis Registered User regular
    skarner

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  • Mei HikariMei Hikari Registered User regular
    This OP may be the best one yet.

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  • Dac VinDac Vin Deer paths in all maps containing deer were reworked to prevent underwater deer Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    Speaking of Skarner, the worst part of playing after this IEM day will be to explain to whoever on my team that no, Katarina isn't finally viable just because scarra played her in a tournament and in fact Dignitas got curbstomped that game.

    edit: Also FREE ALISTAR is missing from the OP. Or at least it's not with Free Tristana.

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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    league of skarner

  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds is pumped-up. Registered User regular
    3 point victory Dominion game followed by a 10 point victory Dominion game.
    What the hell? I don't need this adrenaline.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    Ezreal is a pokemon trainer

    He has fancy pokeballs.

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  • DunxcoDunxco Should get a suit Never skips breakfastRegistered User regular
    That's a lot of Skarner's in the bush.

  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    who is this skarner fellow

  • ArkadyArkady Registered User regular
    Carnarvon wrote:
    Not being sarcastic, but is there another kind of Akali? The only ones I don't see building Gunblade & Triforce are the ones that don't get that far.

    I've been rocking (lololololol) Junglephite. Wriggles->Tabi->Tiamat->Randuins/FoN->Frozen Mallet is just so much fun. Duck out of a team fight at 20% health and mana, go get Blue, come back at 3/4s with my Ulti off CD and full mana to double kill at our turret.

    Yes, Gunblade akali is actually pretty meh. It's basically a stopgap measure for the people too cheap to build a proper akali runepage. Since those poor bastards will need some sort of AD item kicking around to trigger her passive, they may as well get a gunblade. Because AP causes her damage to scale wildly more than AD does, there is really no reason to build one normally if you aren't already having to waste an item slot on an AD item. Rylais and lichbane are core, from there you get a rabadons if you need to murder faster, void staff if the enemy is stacking mr or GA if you need defenses (fun fact, lichbane + GA + merc treads + shroud = 200 armor and mr). A revolver is totally fine if you are in need of extra sustain in lane, but upgradint it to WotA or gunblade is pretty low on the list of priorities.

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    no. everyone builds gunblade on akali because it's really good on akali in all situations. and no one really builds triforce on her because lichbane is more damage.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    So just discovered that Malz is fun as hell... I even outlaned vayne mid. I usually have to be more careful with her on other champs. Malz doesn't give any fucks post lv 3.

    also pool/suppressing people who try to dive your tower is hilarious.

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  • ArkadyArkady Registered User regular
    Jars wrote:
    no. everyone builds gunblade on akali because it's really good on akali in all situations. and no one really builds triforce on her because lichbane is more damage.

    Not really. It's 3700 gold for a nice on use, vaguely useful spellvamp (the revolver will be useful while you build the thing anyway), 80 ap, and then more or less completely wasted ad and lifesteal. It is an acceptable item to build eventually but anyone who rushes it is more or less a bad akali.

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    Arkady wrote:
    Carnarvon wrote:
    Not being sarcastic, but is there another kind of Akali? The only ones I don't see building Gunblade & Triforce are the ones that don't get that far.

    I've been rocking (lololololol) Junglephite. Wriggles->Tabi->Tiamat->Randuins/FoN->Frozen Mallet is just so much fun. Duck out of a team fight at 20% health and mana, go get Blue, come back at 3/4s with my Ulti off CD and full mana to double kill at our turret.

    Yes, Gunblade akali is actually pretty meh. It's basically a stopgap measure for the people too cheap to build a proper akali runepage. Since those poor bastards will need some sort of AD item kicking around to trigger her passive, they may as well get a gunblade. Because AP causes her damage to scale wildly more than AD does, there is really no reason to build one normally if you aren't already having to waste an item slot on an AD item. Rylais and lichbane are core, from there you get a rabadons if you need to murder faster, void staff if the enemy is stacking mr or GA if you need defenses (fun fact, lichbane + GA + merc treads + shroud = 200 armor and mr). A revolver is totally fine if you are in need of extra sustain in lane, but upgradint it to WotA or gunblade is pretty low on the list of priorities.

    Ahh, nifty. I don't actually play Akali (Jax fo' lief), but that's good to know.

  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds is pumped-up. Registered User regular
    Arkady, I will disagree with you to the death. You might like AP Akali best, but I found my love of Hybrid Akali months ago and it's never let me down.
    AP does more burst for sure, no disagreeing. Hybrid has more sustained damage, more healing sustain, and kills/pushes minions/towers faster, changes the 1v1 matchups, and I feel is far more versatile.

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    Frankly the first post explains everything better than the second one.

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  • CutfangCutfang Registered User regular
    I had one strange ranked game. Their Skarner kicked the shit out of our Renekton in the top lane and went some 8/1/6. Meanwhile I got a crapton of kills and gold as support Taric while our Vayne was outfarmed.

    But... I discovered the mighty secret combo to winning every teamfight! Cast Shurelias to zoom your Karthus into their team, and then cast Randuins Omen. Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe. I also gave him +100 ability power from auras.

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  • PoultryGeistPoultryGeist The Ghostly Chicken Registered User regular
    Ok I'm liking Kass:
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    Our main problem as a team seems to be that we get pushed so hard in early game and then we just have crazy comebacks. Advice on how to improve early game would be greatly appreciated...

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    So, after discussion in the last thread I decided to give Yorick a try. Actually playing him is a lot more engaging than I thought it was from watching other people with him. I've been surprised by how much burst he has even with Manamune as his only damage item. I think I shall buy him!

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    I have done that as Taric before, though the enemy team was horribad. I think I went something along the lines of 8/1/11 while the rest of my team was under 5 kills.

    Shurelya's plus Ghost, speed boost, and Boots 5 on Ghost Taric is hilarious in Dom.

  • Dac VinDac Vin Deer paths in all maps containing deer were reworked to prevent underwater deer Registered User regular
    Cutfang wrote:
    I had one strange ranked game. Their Skarner kicked the shit out of our Renekton in the top lane and went some 8/1/6. Meanwhile I got a crapton of kills and gold as support Taric while our Vayne was outfarmed.

    But... I discovered the mighty secret combo to winning every teamfight! Cast Shurelias to zoom your Karthus into their team, and then cast Randuins Omen. Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe. I also gave him +100 ability power from auras.

    This is basically my Malphite strategy, and I think it will become my Galio strategy.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    (Repost from the old thread)

    So I just had a Fiddlesticks run in to the top brush pre-minion get ganked by the two (completely obvious) champs waiting there (Viegar and Xerath), then scream at me, because apparently I was supposed to "tank" for him in Katarina.

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    the spell vamp is what makes akali so effective. 40% spell vamp from one item? you are now eve and heal 500 health every time you kill someone. the 600 combine cost on gunblade gives you something like 2500g worth of stats. it's not even about hybrid akali because it's core on ap akali too which is what 99% of people play.

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    So, Sona.

    Finally got around to playing a game as her; I don't think I should be surprised that I think she's at least as (if not more) effective than Soraka. Useful Auras, rapid low strength heals, damned useful Ult.

    But fuck me if she isn't boring. Level everything up, grab Randuins + Shurelia's out of your starting GP/10 items, grab Blue, get into teamfight, spam QWE QWE QWE QWE, wait for a good time to hit R.

    Like, it works, hell yes it works, but I did not find it entertaining.

  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    sona gets fun and requires you to pay a little more attention if you want to get really good with proper usage of your power chords. a well-timed Tempo proc can absolutely swing a fight in your favor or secure a picked-off carry that's out of position or etc.

    at the core though she's still QWEQWEQWEQWEQWEQWEQWE

  • Dac VinDac Vin Deer paths in all maps containing deer were reworked to prevent underwater deer Registered User regular
    edited October 2011


    Still relevant.

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  • MrGrimoireMrGrimoire Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    Cutfang wrote:
    I had one strange ranked game. Their Skarner kicked the shit out of our Renekton in the top lane and went some 8/1/6. Meanwhile I got a crapton of kills and gold as support Taric while our Vayne was outfarmed.

    But... I discovered the mighty secret combo to winning every teamfight! Cast Shurelias to zoom your Karthus into their team, and then cast Randuins Omen. Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe. I also gave him +100 ability power from auras.

    The only place a Karthus should ever be. If your Karthus is not standing on several people's heads, he's doing it wrong. Sounds like an awesome combo, gonna have to dig up someone to try it with.

    EDIT: And the op is made of win.

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  • ImperfectImperfect Registered User regular
    Best OP.

  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Hit 'em where it hurts Registered User regular
    Dac Vin wrote:
    Speaking of Skarner, the worst part of playing after this IEM day will be to explain to whoever on my team that no, Katarina isn't finally viable just because scarra played her in a tournament and in fact Dignitas got curbstomped that game.

    edit: Also FREE ALISTAR is missing from the OP. Or at least it's not with Free Tristana.
    it's true!
    katarina is viable because katarina has been viable for a while

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury A True Hero WaterfallRegistered User regular
    Viable champs schmiable schamps. Play whoever you feel like playing, man. just have fun, winning isn't everything.

  • MrGrimoireMrGrimoire Registered User regular
    People who love a champ are generally going to kick ass with it. Competent Eve's are never fun...

  • nealcmnealcm Registered User regular
    lock in as random

    stack gunblades

    have fun!!!

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  • PoultryGeistPoultryGeist The Ghostly Chicken Registered User regular
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    Dat flash/ignite.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    zen very nearly picked eve mid

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  • Dac VinDac Vin Deer paths in all maps containing deer were reworked to prevent underwater deer Registered User regular
    Viable champs schmiable schamps. Play whoever you feel like playing, man. just have fun, winning isn't everything.

    Hell, I play a fucking NASTY Twitch. Because everything works at my Elo.

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    I had a wonderful game as Riven earlier, have the replay too. Friend is learning Lee Sin, and we get a few kills bot lane and he goes off to jungle. I proceed to get more 2v1 kills against Wukong and Ezreal and by the time I'm 11 Ezreal is still level 6. 6! I'm so fed compared to everyone else I can run into their base and chase people fleeing, get a kill and run off.

  • DunxcoDunxco Should get a suit Never skips breakfastRegistered User regular
    Dac Vin wrote:
    Viable champs schmiable schamps. Play whoever you feel like playing, man. just have fun, winning isn't everything.

    Hell, I play a fucking NASTY Twitch. Because everything works at my Elo.

    Twitch is my favourite AD carry. <3

  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    Riven is such a beast. I'm kind of getting that old school Shen vibe from her.

    Not the split push then teleport into a teamfight thing; I mean the part where I am definitely getting some early kills and from then on strait not give a fuck as I towerdive past 3 turrets in order to kill the fleeing carry and then getting away thing.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    I'm really digging Xerath. Bought him on a whim and have had a good time playing him. I think he's replacing Veigar as my primary ranged AP character. I have found siege mode to be a bit underwhelming, but the stun + arcane blast combo is nasty, especially if you have a group CC around, like Amumu.

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