For Garen, he got better with buffs, he is good to pick up for a melee toplaner since he is not that difficult to play, but he is just not that great in high level ranked.
If you don't have Sion, get him and learn to play him as an AP mid because he is one of those counter picks that works quite well against those pesky assassin mids. Never really played AP Sion until a ranked earlier today, I barely had any experience AP wise (have played him AD a few times but not in ranked). Saw the Kassadin pick and I thought, "well wouldn't Sion be a nice counterpick to that", went AP Sion and needless to say made my lane very easy. The only problem is watch the spell spam because your shield is the heart of your counter and timing it makes it amazing.
Just my way of saying buy him and learn to play him because he's causes stalemates mid.
Got a question related to the thread, though not exactly a champion choice. Didn't want to start a new thread for it, so:
What runes should I buy next, in what order?
Currently I have:
Reds - Att speed, ArP, Mpen, Att Damage
Yellows - Mana per 5, Armour, HP/lvl
Blues - AP, MR, MR/lvl
Quints - AP, Att Damage
I play pretty much all lanes, so what I need is diversity - which runes would you recommend next?
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Armor Reds if you want a specific support page.
Gold per 10 Quints, for support again.
You could get armor penetration quints if you ever feel like going 25 armor penetration rune set.
Other than that, you seem to be fine.
Sooo.. saving for a 6.3k champ.
I've been playing for a while, tho not consistently. Anyway, I feel the roles that suit me most are mid and adc.
I only really have one adc that I really like and that's Ezreal, but I'm getting a bit bored of him.
So I was looking at either Graves or Vayne, and they're both 6.3k respectively. I know Vayne has a weak lane phase, and a strong endgame, and is probably one of the hardest adc's to master, whereas Graves is just good allround, and a bit easier to play. But I have confidence in that I might learn Vayne and play well with her if I just spend some time with her.
Which one would you recommend, given I spend some time with either of them?
I only play draft pick normals and occasionally ranked if that makes any difference. Blind pick only if I play with a friend who only has a few champs.
Last edited by Proberly; 2012-11-19 at 09:12 AM.
Vayne if you know someone who can protect you, Graves for solo games
What you prefer ? Vayne fed however is a lot better than Graves
When you reach 30 and have a better understanding of the game, then is the time to consider tier picks.
Also, without knowing how much you play, we can't offer good advice.Garen right now ain't 100% optimal. However, If you reach level 30 two months from now (as an example), he might have been buffed, or the new items of s3 could have made him even unbalanced (or outright nerfed him). LoL changes, so really, focus on learning and having fun for now.
However, my recommendation to all new League players is to avoid buying any champions at all and saving all of your IP for tier 3 runes.
My opinion is simple: I'd rather play all of the free champions and have 3-4 role-specific rune pages than a couple champs that may fall out favor. By playing every free champion with each passing weekly rotation, you will learn the strengths and weaknesses of most of your opponents-to-be. Knowledge of your opponents capabilities is almost as important as mastering your own.
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Hmmmm.. After playing him this week and LOVING him, I'm considering buying Volibear for solo top, is he remotly viable in anything other than low elo blind picks and bot games?
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Depending on the new itemization and new jungle in the upcoming patches, he might be viable.
Vayne is a very powerful late game carry provided that you learn proper positioning, shes great. True dmg and high mobility make her what she is.
Graves is a great also, hes also very bursty. I find him fun when I first learned ADC. Burst and tankiness are what make up Graves.
Most low elo solo queue games do not last very long, so if you can win lane and force surrenders, its a win. I do recommend graves if u want to carry normally, but if you can make your positioning and other mechanics great, then Vayne can carry at any elo.
My decision: Diana is on sale, so ill just refund the 6.3k ip i spent and buy her w/ RP. Im not sure what to use the 6.3k ip on, but I need some champs that can also carry hard in solo queue. Its either
-Corki & Nidalee
-Corki & Olaf
-Corki & Gragas
Last edited by Derention; 2012-11-20 at 03:47 AM.
Im sadface at rengar nerf haha best top before.
In today's sale there is only Kennen I miss,
any good reason why I should buy him?
I bought Nocturne last night and I'm still learning the ropes with him. His ultimate is just so powerful and makes ganks trivial. I would say saving it for bot lane ganks would be the smartest idea because it's a two kill gank if you know what you are doing. I'm happy I bought him but he does feel a bit iffy in the jungle early clearing.
Any good enemy team will ward enough to see you before Ulti range, the ulti huge nerf range crippled his ulti-ganks, now you have to get to ward range before you ulti-blink on them
How is Diana now? thinking of getting her(she's supposed to be on sale, but it still hasn't gone up yet).