Just watched two featured streams in client with gold and platinum players - first game, thresh was mid and got absolutely butchered, second game, he was jungling and he had very slow clears and fell way behind. Hoping to see some streams of him actually supporting.
It seems Thresh has been viable as a top and a support. He seems pretty effective wherever in Ranked, I think this guy will be the next insta-ban champ.
I wash my hands until the water burns
I would still rather ban Blitz than him. At least Thresh can't pull your AD carry over a wall for a surprise party in late game.
I dunno, I found his lantern plays very obvious and telegraphed so far. Might've only encountered Thresh...es? that haven't gotten much experience so far, though. He doesn't seem to be capable of accomplishing much if he can't get Death Sentence to latch during the laning phase, but it made my heart stop every time I ate one. x.x
All I'll say is don't let first impressions get you underestimating people.
So many times, I see people getting owned by Syndra because "she suks lol", or underestimating a Blitzcrank support just because he missed a few hooks. Thresh has got the tools to f--- you up, so don't let down your guard.
Honestly, I'm glad I haven't seen and enemy Thresh yet. I'm not scared of many supports because they have low damage, but Thresh has the CC to make that lower damage hurt.
Well, I've been playing it safe until I get some more experience fighting the guy. Guess it was the right thing to do! But then again, guess that's what you always do against something as offensive as Thresh, unless you prefer going 0/7/1 in your lane.
Do want him myself, but I've been lazy with playing games lately so there's a bunch of IP grinding to go. x.x
Last edited by Raminax; 2013-01-24 at 04:49 PM.
I haven't tried him yet myself, at least not on Live. I want to try to run him with a friend playing ADC before I play with randoms.
By the way, what runes are you guys running on him? I imagine AD marks as support would compliment his Q a bit, though you don't max it first. Right now, I'm planning on going with the suggested Armor/Armor/MR/GP5.
Not played ingame yet, but they failed to change this crap, and he'll be permaban material.
Here is a baby-simple deal-throw lantern to jungle, have jungler gank from it. And here you come with ghetto Shen ult, which is one of the things making Shen permaban.
This will require insane amount of warding to counter, so it's not even nice. And even those wards will not eliminate some mistakes that will get people killed...
Like when Lee teleports on thrash, then jumps over Ezreal (or ward) who shifts behind enemy and just ultimate people back. Lee was never balanced around being able to teleport instantly into gank.
Or just some other kind of wild CC appears..
I've also noticed no one does research on this shit... Ahri getting be man ganked over the jungle wall.... I throw lantern, 5 secs later she dies...
"you know if you click the lantern it brings u to me right?"
"I just thought it was a shield -__-"
Wonder how he would do with a non ranged AD. Not thinking about the meta for the sake of it. Bruiser guy jumps in, does tons of damage, can jump back to you.
Things like that.