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    Brand is one of the most FUN champions in the game. If you're playing normals or sub-plat soloQ, I say go for it.

    Granted, Katarina is basically a more mobile version of Brand. I only play mid in normals, and have been loving the hell out of Brand when I just want to watch the world burn.
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    There's just one problem with Brand... Lux.

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    Is Nidalee worth it? I saw she is on sale, and she seems capable enough for me.

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    She is, but just get her with IP, she's pretty cheap anyway.

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    I'd be interested in buying a champion as well, but I need a bit of help. As me and my brother play together, I'd very much like to know what champions are relatively easy and fun to play, all while working well together. Can you guys suggest me a few combos please?

    So far, we've tried:

    -Garen and Annie
    -Garen and Twitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurdiStorm View Post
    I'd be interested in buying a champion as well, but I need a bit of help. As me and my brother play together, I'd very much like to know what champions are relatively easy and fun to play, all while working well together. Can you guys suggest me a few combos please?

    So far, we've tried:

    -Garen and Annie
    -Garen and Twitch
    Bottom lane pairings:
    Sona + Miss Fortune
    Caitlyn + Nunu
    Graves + Taric

    All 6 of those champs are easy to play and are very effective combos throughout all levels of play.


    It sounds like you're at that sub-level 20 bracket where there are very few junglers. If you aren't going the "standard" Ranged ADC + support bottom, both of you should just play all of the free champions each week and experiment yourselves. That way you get exposure to what every champion does / is capable of, which will give you some knowledge when you have to face them.

    Hint: if you guys think you'll continue to duoQ for a long time, once you hit 20 (tier 3 runes) one of you should focus on mid and the other should focus on jungling. I've found those two roles to have the most potential influence on the outcome of any game. Having a mid and jungler on voice comms / sitting next to each other...and being familiar with each other...is just plain scary.
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    For completely stupendous play, try Karma + Fiora/Sion (AD) in either top or bot lane.

    Keep in mind people might not be as accepting of it come level 30.

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    Thanks for your suggestions! One important thing that I've left out is the fact that I'm a newbie. My main account is level 8 so far and I have yet to learn what "jungler" means or why aren't all the lanes the same.
    Bottom lane pairings:
    Sona + Miss Fortune
    Caitlyn + Nunu
    Graves + Taric

    All 6 of those champs are easy to play and are very effective combos throughout all levels of play.
    Sounds good, but we'll have to gather enough points to buy those champs first. Nunu and Miss Fortune were in the last week's rotation, but I didn't play around with
    them. A shame, really, because this week's champs aren't that great from my point of view.

    It sounds like you're at that sub-level 20 bracket where there are very few junglers. If you aren't going the "standard" Ranged ADC + support bottom, both of you should just play all of the free champions each week and experiment yourselves. That way you get exposure to what every champion does / is capable of, which will give you some knowledge when you have to face them.
    You're right. We're both somewhat newbies to this game, but we learn very fast. I've only lost one of 10 or so games so far, and I like to think that means something. Or maybe it's just luck! Last game was lost because we were outplayed by two level 30 account owners, so yeah. No chance against those players...yet.
    As for the experimenting part, we're working on it.
    Hint: if you guys think you'll continue to duoQ for a long time, once you hit 20 (tier 3 runes) one of you should focus on mid and the other should focus on jungling. I've found those two roles to have the most potential influence on the outcome of any game. Having a mid and jungler on voice comms / sitting next to each other...and being familiar with each other...is just plain scary.
    It will take a long while until we get to 20, but I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the tip .

    For completely stupendous play, try Karma + Fiora/Sion (AD) in either top or bot lane.
    Nice. I'll go for it as soon as the champs will be bought or become free to play.

    Again, thanks for your input guys. You've been most helpful.

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    www.solomid.net has a number of champion guides. More importantly (for you at least) is that they also have generic guides, for roles or even complete new comers to the game. Have a gander and see if you can find something that helps you out. If you have any questions remaining, feel free to ask more

    www.lolpro.com is another site with a lot of guides.

  10. #3550
    Last three purchases Akali, Lulu and Riven. Love all three.

    Now if I could just get a few of my ADC purchases back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurdiStorm View Post

    It will take a long while until we get to 20, but I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the tip .


    Nice. I'll go for it as soon as the champs will be bought or become free to play.

    Again, thanks for your input guys. You've been most helpful.
    Use your time pre-20 to try every champion when they are free.

    Don't buy any champions or runes. When you hit 20, I would recommend spending your IP on 2 full "generic" rune pages. I think newer accounts only have 2 rune pages to start (I also highly recommend buying the 7 rune page bundle for RP...but that can be addressed later).

    So, looking at this week's rotation...the only true ranged ADC I see is Ezreal. You can support Ezreal with (in order of my opinionated preference): Soraka, Morgana, Fiddlesticks, and Galio. Soraka can keep Ezreal's mana filled up and it an excellent duo bot lane combo. I recommend you guys running that for a few games (take turn playing ADC and support if necessary).
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    Why should we conserve points until lvl 20? There won't be free champions available past that level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinitar View Post
    Why should we conserve points until lvl 20? There won't be free champions available past that level?
    Tier 3 runes provide the most stats, but cost the most. Tier 1 runes are okay if you want a boost early on, but tier 2 runes are considered to be a waste of IP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinitar View Post
    Why should we conserve points until lvl 20? There won't be free champions available past that level?
    It is really important to get a set of T3 runes asap, and you can get them from lvl 20 on. You'll need just a little bit shy of 20k for a basic set afair, so it's better to save up.
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    Basically it's just so you don't waste IP on minor stats that aren't important before 20.

    Once you reach level 20, you can buy Tier 3 marks which are the best available, so there's not really much point in buying any before that. Focus on saving up for either Tier 3 runes or buying champions you wanna try.

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    Hmm, do I get spellthief Lux or wait for Imperial to go on sale? Spellthief looks better on the model I guess but... Imperial is so... awesome (No I don't like Steel Legion or Sorceress)
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deylana View Post
    Hmm, do I get spellthief Lux or wait for Imperial to go on sale? Spellthief looks better on the model I guess but... Imperial is so... awesome (No I don't like Steel Legion or Sorceress)
    Get it, Spellthief > Imperial.
    Not sure why you're asking opinions on this while it's more a matter of personal preference though.
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    It is a matter of personal opinion, yeah, but I like them both and was wondering which one people thought was nicer :P
    Meh.

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    Who buys champions? I play DOTA2!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles Worth View Post
    Who buys champions? I play DOTA2!
    You're sooooooooo coooooooooooooooooooooool.

    Also I'm getting b8'd.

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