Right. So I think I have the basics down. I normally play Leona, occasionally Orianna. Yesterday I did some matches against NPC's to get the feel for him and here's what I find;
I get killed immensely easy at low level. On the bright side, you seem to really break bodies in end game. Any Champions that manage to push me to my tower, effectively break my early game. I buy boots + 3pots at the start and it's still not enough to survive any ranged or aggressive push. Or it means not getting any minion kills.
So, I figured I'd go and do some jungling, but I end up with low hp just the same and an early Q is not nearly enough to feed it all back.
Basically, I feel useless at the start. I might pick out really dumb people and somehow kill them, but that would be more by accident than skill. I know for a fact that my Leona would completely obliterate me in seconds on her own, not to mention with a lane partner. The bright side is, that it didn't really seem to matter all that much how often I got killed, but than again, they were NPC's.
From ~ level 6/mid game I can run around jungling, in terms of me vs the mobs, but I doubt I'll be able to counter any champs.
So how do you guys play him?
they're still in there for a few (6-7)hours.