My problem is i keep getting paired with people who someone has to explain to them every game what to do this or how to do that. For someone who isn't terrible at this game what would be the best lane to essentially "carry" the team?
Best lane to carry from is mid or jungle if you are 100% confident in your skills. Those 2 lanes have the biggest impact on the entirety of the game in early/mid phase via roaming and ganking. Pick a ganky jungler/roaming midder and snowball other lanes while winning your own.
I would rather say Mid or Top at this current meta. Since Bruisers are very strong from early to lategame it is really easy to "carry" these players who hardly can play.
Play Kha'Zix, Riven, Talon or Xin (many more) Top or Even mid. I would prefer Mid more because they instakill the squishy midlaners really hard.
But yeah. I would play top or mid to get most victories. If you play jungler you will only get flamed at for not ganking which is not fun at all..
Adc can also be good but they have gotten some hard nerfs and made them so weak lategame.
Support is just no. You will always get braindead adc who can't play and you just want to leave the game. Makes you wanna cry.
Top or Jungle.
Jungle affects all lanes, so fed jungle = all lanes either playing safe or feeding some more.
Top means that other lanes will have a bad time with tanky bruisers that still deal a lot of damage. (a wild 10/1 Darius appears)
jungle or mid
or top if you do teleport ganks
Top, mid and jungle.
Top levels the fastest, in the most safe position on the map. (Although mid might level slightly faster due to minions reaching it faster. But top is still safer.)
You can take Olaf, for example, who is probably level 9 when others are level 6-8 (if things go right). At that point, you've probably gotten a few ranks, if not maxed E, which hurts like a TRUCK at that point.
Mid is the easiest place to roam from, since it's in the middle. Take a champion that can clear fast (like Morgana, Malzahar, etc.), run to a lane and mess it up for the other team, or kill them if you can.
Jungle is the easiest place to gank from, not to mention you don't have to face an enemy champion there. You also have multiple options; you can either gank lanes, farm up to get strong or deprive the other jungler, or team, of jungle mobs and resources like red/blue buff.
(Also, usually some junglers have the freedom to build different items, depending on what the team needs you to build.)
The jungle is the absolute best place to carry at.
You have a direct influence on every single lane in the game and the enemy jungler. You're in a position to give your teams drakes, ward up important spots and give your team kills putting the enemy players behind.
---------- Post added 2013-01-14 at 09:35 PM ----------
Also it's quite difficult to gank other lanes as Top without getting noticed, all you can do really is win your own lane and then iniate a dragon fight later on, but either their Top'll come down or you'll lose turret for 'maybe getting the dragon'. Besides that, there's not much else to do. Unless you're Riven. Fuck that snowbally bitch.
Last edited by Sivalion; 2013-01-14 at 08:56 PM.
You could go Riven top aswell and it'd be hard as hell to gank even without wards. Or you could go Darius and it'd be very easy. You could go, as you said, Ahri mid and it'd be nigh on impossible because of her Charm and Ultimate, or you could go Karthus, TF, or Lux and it'd be fairly easy to gank.
Mid is no1 imho. Easy to get farm in and roam both sides.
Jungle with the changes in s3 is hard to play well. Everyone can start flask, pots, wards and see you from miles away when you try to gank. You need to know timers on wards, how to line gank etc. Was more influential role in s2 when oracles didn't expire and everyone needed boots.
Top is hard to carry with. Even if you beat your line you are in a middle of nowhere. You can farm enemy jungle, but if mid or bot beat their line it has bigger impact. Riven top is a bit of an exception. Singed as well.
So with that in mind I would go with Mid > ADc > Jungle > Top ... if ADc gets out of hand the game is over. Not only does he get fed, but enemy ADc without farm is useless.
What's the worst that can happen to you ...
I think you have forgotten that jungler need good teammates (or at least decent) to do successful gank.
So I'd say :
Yes I'm not really sure about jungle, you have a lot of influence, but if the teammates suck at cooperating during a gank (some people always come late), then you will render yourself useless instead (not by your fault).
mid or jungle, no doubt
---------- Post added 2013-01-15 at 05:34 PM ----------
possibly ADC, but certainly not top
Also don't forget you'll just by giving presence to your laner, give him an advantage (however small, an advantage is an advantage). Forcing the opponents to go defensive, miss out on some farm, or just overall get panicky. And even if you fail to kill him, you've given him some damage which'll force him back or to chug some potions, giving your laner even more advantage.
Carrying games isn't just about getting kills.