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Although I am an AD Carry main I do like to take up other roles. I feel like learning other roles increases my awareness and game knowledge. Since bot lane is a 50/50 lane I like to put myself in the other shoes and see how supporting works with other ADs. My overall opinion on supports:
Sona – I like to pick Sona when I have a pokey AD such as caitlyn or varus. Her Q poke is strong as well as her sustain. She has an AOE stun that synergizes well with any AD.
Lulu – Probably one of the best supports right now. She has an amazing knockup ult and 80% AOE slow/speed buff on allies.
Taric – He has a single-targeted stun that is unique in a sense that you can use it to set up kills and all-in trades. I usually play Taric with an aggressive AD such as Miss Fortune or Ezreal. The kill potential with his stun makes it easy for Junglers to gank too.
Janna – Janna is probably one of the easiest and most clutch supports because she can help an AD outtrade by putting a shield on them as well as an attack damage buff. I like having Janna as a support too because she has clutch saves with her knock up and ult.
Thresh – Thresh is either picked or banned every game because of how versatile his kit is. He has a hook that holds the enemy champion in place for a few seconds. He can knock the enemy back or forward depending which is good for all-ins and crowd control. His lantern helps escape and set up ganks, and it also gives vision in fog of war.
Supports are unique in a sense because they carry the most utility on the team and can turn a team fight around. They are very underrated because they usually set up the kills for the AD, so their impact on the game is not always as clear on the scoreboard. I like playing support because it helps me be more open minded when I’m playing AD.
I am a Siren. What does this mean? I have decided to take on a task greater than myself. I have decided to stand up for women in competitive gaming. I am not worthy of this opportunity, but I am sure as hell grateful. My greatest struggle, however, is myself. We are expected to fail and some days it seems we might. There is so much nonsense and negativity surrounding us from both outside sources and ourselves, it seems like there is no light at the end of this tunnel. I then ask myself, how do I be the best I can be? How do I get up early everyday and play over 9 hours a day while streaming? How do I become the best? Where do I find this motivation? I have to rely solely on myself because at the end of the day, that is my constant, the only controlled variable I have. I love my viewers because they support me everyday. I love my team because they push me to try harder and become better. I love my boyfriend because he believes in me. However, when the stress takes its toll on the ones around me, I am all I have left. That is extremely difficult, because I am the craziest most unstable person I know. This team means so much to me and I have given my life to pursue this dream that the thought of failing is haunting. I guess all I can do now is try.
Anyhow, this is just my current state of mind.
The first AP champion I learned after Lux, Morgana is easily one of my top 3 best.
A lot of the time, Morgana is put under heavy criticism and constant questioning of her viability in the currently meta–however, with that into consideration, pairing Morgana with a heavy AOE-cc team comp, she is one of my favorite champions. Her passive (% Spell Vamp) gives her insane sustain in lane, incredible wave clear with W and huge kill potential at 6. Because her ult is not a skill shot, flashing and ulting an entire team is always a sure-fire way to burn flashes. Repeating the process when their flashes are down next team-fight ensures an easy victory for your team.
Playing Morgana in Solo Queue, however, is a different story. I feel like Lux has made all of the other AP Champions I play feel so lackluster and difficult because of how hard she carries–but asking around, it’s definitely not just me who thinks Morgana takes a lot of practice to carry with! Because of how her kit is not innately high in damage and more of a support-AP carry, it’s hard to lock down kills or solo-carry throughout the entire game.
Sooner or later, though, she’ll be as good as my Lux!
Hi everyone, lately I have been playing a lot of Kennen top. Back in season 1 and early season 2 Kennen was one of the most top played champion for either top or mid. Ever since Kennen received the auto attack range nerf, he has not been played as much anymore. Recently in Korea though Kennen has been brought up as the new flavor of the month champion.
Korea has been playing more Kennen lately because Kennen brings a lot of utility to the team and is a very good 1v2 champion. Kennen can use his ultimate in a fight and stun all the carries on the enemy team due to his high mobility and utility with the combination of his ult he can get 2 stacks of the mark of the storm and get the third to stun with his electrical surge.
The little ninja is also a good 1v2 champion because he can last hit well under tower with his skill set. Plus, when the enemy jungler tries to dive you in a 1v2 situation there is a high chance that you can stun an enemy under tower and get a kill. Also with the new AD mid meta having an AP top like Kennen assures that the enemy cannot just build armor to counter you.
Personally why I chose to play Kennen top is because someone suggested for me to play him since I enjoy playing Vladimir. I had played a lot of Kennen in season 1 and season 2, so getting to play him again was a nice feeling because I was already quite comfortable with him.
The way I build Kennen is I usually start with either a Rejuvenation Bead/wards/pots or cloth armor/pots depending on who I am facing. Then I will most likely build double Doran’s Blade unless I have to build spell vamp or rush armor. After I try to build a Zhonyas or Abyssal depending on the enemy team. After having either a Zhonya or Abyssal, I build depending on what the enemy team comp is and what my team currently needs. Also, during teamfights if I have Flash up I will usually Flash ultimate onto as many people as I can if I cannot Electrical Surge into proper position. Overall, Kennen is an extremely fun and versatile champion and brings a lot of utility to the team.
I think a lot of players especially those newer to the game do not fully understand the game. I always see players who claim to be stuck in “ELO Hell” because they go 20-0 every game and just lose because their team sucks. Of course, I can not completely deny this is a possibility, we all have those games where it seems nearly impossible to win no matter how well you do. However, realistically, if you actually understand how to win the game and you are playing well, then you will win more of your games thus gain ELO.
So let’s say you really are not exaggerating and you get extremely fed every game. This means you are doing something wrong. Higher ELO means higher thinking. Kills are nice, but they are not how you win the game, just a means of getting ahead.
Here is a good example, When I was a fresh level 30, I made a team with some of my friends. We knew a team full of players around 2k (as it was called at the time) so we decided to scrim them for fun. Without telling us, they decided they were going to win without killing any of us once. By the end of the game, we had 30 kills and they had 0. We lost the game.
We did not understand the game and the importance of objectives and towers. In the end, all that matters is whose nexus explodes. It is great that you collected 20 kills but that probably meant that you were roaming and let your lane push and lost dragons. Towers give global gold so you may have the most gold in the game, but the other team has more gold as a team. Also, since you probably took all the kills, the rest of your teammates are poor without the advantage of any global gold. This is probably why it seems that you are the best, but really you have just starved your team and given the enemy team an advantage. All they have to do at this point is focus you and they can win teamfights. Game Over.
I am not saying getting fed is a bad thing, it is amazing as long as you use your advantage to push down towers, deny your enemy resources (gold or xp), and secure objectives(buffs, dragon, baron).
Hopefully, this will give those struggling a new perspective on the game.