1. #42061
    The new Karthus voiceover lines sound amazing, although some of them sound similar to Protoss in SC2. Lots of champion interactions and a few that I think might even be just for the Pentakill skin(lots of metal references, including a Holy Diver, School's Out and probably a bunch I missed). They could obviously all be for the base skin too, but they just don't sound like something that's related to normal Karthus.

  2. #42062
    Anybody feel like braum is the bottom % of supports atm?
    Just don't hard engage and you basicly win lane. sure he can block a skillshot/projectile but just bait out the shield or whatever.
    In the end braum will be taking dmg and be unable to perform during ganks/engages.

  3. #42063
    Quote Originally Posted by Aydinx2 View Post
    Anybody feel like braum is the bottom % of supports atm?
    Just don't hard engage and you basicly win lane. sure he can block a skillshot/projectile but just bait out the shield or whatever.
    In the end braum will be taking dmg and be unable to perform during ganks/engages.
    Laned against him as Janna, won the lane, but then our Ez was out scaled by their Vayne
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  4. #42064
    Quote Originally Posted by Aydinx2 View Post
    Anybody feel like braum is the bottom % of supports atm?
    Just don't hard engage and you basicly win lane. sure he can block a skillshot/projectile but just bait out the shield or whatever.
    In the end braum will be taking dmg and be unable to perform during ganks/engages.
    Depends on how you play vs. him, and your support. If you have an engage support then you will almost certainly lose super hard vs him. If you can't dodge his Q he can also very realistically 1v1 your carry for the first 15-20 minutes of the game, while blocking all the damage to his carry with his shield. I had the pleasure of lpaying with a twitch as braum yesterday, and that lane was total rape. Every time they ventured out from outside their tower, twitch would stealth up to them, I'd leap to him, and then we'd stun and burst down their adc.

    But the disengage/poke supports, like janna, karma, sona, etc., should smash him in lane unless he manages to engage on you at near full health and you're unwise enough to fight that.

    He also kinds sucks with some adcs. Draven plz. Don't pick draven when you have braum supporting you.
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  5. #42065
    Braum has ADCs that work well and ADCs that outright suck.

    He benefits from high attack speed champions and opportunistic traders. Lucian, Jinx, Vayne, Twitch are his best by far. He's terrible with ability based, generally AD stacking ADCs, like Graves, Ezreal, Corki and Draven.

    Basically, if they have a reliable AS steroid (I don't count Graves' dash because dashing for the steroid isn't safe most of the time) or generally build BotRK, they go well with him.

    Most other supports had champs that they went well with and ones that weren't as good (Leona and any hyper carry except Jinx is usually a bad idea), but never really to the extent Braum does.

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  7. #42067
    I guess people don't like constructive criticism. I stole every blue buff from the enemy jungler after the initial spawn fairly long after they respawned because the guy didn't time his buffs. I suggested he try to time his buffs and he bitched me out.

    I shouldn't be able to freely get a route of my blue>my red>their blue and not at least run into someone at their blue.

    Fnatic pls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aydinx2 View Post
    Anybody feel like braum is the bottom % of supports atm?
    Just don't hard engage and you basicly win lane. sure he can block a skillshot/projectile but just bait out the shield or whatever.
    In the end braum will be taking dmg and be unable to perform during ganks/engages.
    He is a top tier support that actually sticks to his niche, unlike other supports (Lulu, Thresh, etc) which can fulfill multiple jobs based on matchup.

    Braum is a beautiful answer to almost every champion picked commonly in today's meta. He excels at protection, peeling, and counter-initiation. When everyone and their mother wants to jump on your AD and AP Carry, Braum is gonna make them have a bad time. You either need to run a poke comp or have a form of ranged initiation. It completely stops most of what he can do.

    This also applies to lane. If you have a support like Leona or Thresh, he will wreck you. You need to pick a poke support, so Karma, Sona, Janna, Nami, and others like them. Soraka and Fiddle and other supports which can poke but are not the best at it just turn it into a farm lane, in which case Braum wins because he is usually best paired with a hyper carry. Choice of ADC also plays a big part in beating him in lane. Lucian, Cait, and Ez are all good counters, while Vayne or Twitch (especially Twitch) will just make you sad.

  9. #42069
    Quote Originally Posted by Drikkink View Post
    I guess people don't like constructive criticism. I stole every blue buff from the enemy jungler after the initial spawn fairly long after they respawned because the guy didn't time his buffs. I suggested he try to time his buffs and he bitched me out.

    I shouldn't be able to freely get a route of my blue>my red>their blue and not at least run into someone at their blue.
    I'd be a bit annoyed if someone was taking all my buffs too. I doubt it had anything to do with criticism. Odds are if you're taking his buffs...his team is losing. Time and place for everything.

  10. #42070
    Quote Originally Posted by Arishtat View Post
    I'd be a bit annoyed if someone was taking all my buffs too. I doubt it had anything to do with criticism. Odds are if you're taking his buffs...his team is losing. Time and place for everything.
    Thing is, when I started taking his buffs, mid lane was going dead even (1 kill for my heimer, 1 kill for their zed, 1 tower each), bot lane was going heavily in his favor (though I picked off their Brand without his summoners up and got Aatrox's summoners in a countergank bot) because my ADC couldn't farm and support Brand is obnoxious and top was an absolute STOMP in his favor. I was 6/0/0 as Kha'zix at their surrender, but their top Gragas was 7/2/1 and they were leading in kills 11-10. We weren't massively up on objectives, just Gragas got fed up with other lanes losing (none really did... I got most of my kills as retribution after the fight because Kha'zix pre-6 ganks are painful to try).

    Fnatic pls

  11. #42071
    So you play top or mid lane and you lose badly. So your jungler come to your lane to push it out and hold it while you have time to back. Why the fuck would you stay at 5% health trying to take CS when there is a khazix and kassadin on the map???

  12. #42072
    Golly gosh! Why isn't Pantheon played more? (Atleast in Silver/early gold), I decimate anyone early game and just snowball out of control within the first 10 minutes. All I have to do is poke a few times with Q before I go all in with an ignite, such a simple champion (As long as I dont cancel E or R by moving <.<) And the early tower dive potential is also pretty great.

    Now however, I buid him with Tiamat - Brutalizer - Hydra - The Black Cleaver - GA - Then either tanky or even more dmg, depends where we stand and how fast my team can react to me jumping in and killing of a few people before I die.
    The thing is, I got no clue how to build him, or if this is even the "right way", played 5 games with him thats it. (and screw guides, they all got different opinions aswell x])
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  13. #42073
    Quote Originally Posted by Nonslid View Post
    Golly gosh! Why isn't Pantheon played more? (Atleast in Silver/early gold), I decimate anyone early game and just snowball out of control within the first 10 minutes. All I have to do is poke a few times with Q before I go all in with an ignite, such a simple champion (As long as I dont cancel E or R by moving <.<) And the early tower dive potential is also pretty great.

    Now however, I buid him with Tiamat - Brutalizer - Hydra - The Black Cleaver - GA - Then either tanky or even more dmg, depends where we stand and how fast my team can react to me jumping in and killing of a few people before I die.
    The thing is, I got no clue how to build him, or if this is even the "right way", played 5 games with him thats it. (and screw guides, they all got different opinions aswell x])
    As far as I know, the "best" build is getting Cleaver and Last Whisper early, then either going for some tanky stuff or getting a BT/Hydra. So your build sounds fine except for the lack of LW.

  14. #42074
    Doing ranked placements for the first time ever and pretty sure im going to end up in bronze. I don't deserve to be bronze though. I was 4-3 in games and now 4-5 due to having THE worst team ive ever had so far vs 2 smurfs, then 1 ahri diamond smurf in the next game. So disheartening.


    edit- I take that back... 5-5 placement and silver 4.

    (Can any1 tell me why my friend who got 5-5 ended up bronze 5?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drathos View Post
    As far as I know, the "best" build is getting Cleaver and Last Whisper early, then either going for some tanky stuff or getting a BT/Hydra. So your build sounds fine except for the lack of LW.
    I always rush Tiamat on bruisers top ("always"), to get faster farm, as its more reliable to have 300 farm than perhaps a few kills and assists. (And pushing faster = faster objectives). Well, guess thats my playstyle, though I do clearly notice the early kill potential with Pantheon.
    What items is a recommended start? I usualy go with Dorans Blade + pot, but been thinking about going with the flask for more Q harrass?
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  16. #42076
    Quote Originally Posted by Nonslid View Post
    Golly gosh! Why isn't Pantheon played more? (Atleast in Silver/early gold), I decimate anyone early game and just snowball out of control within the first 10 minutes. All I have to do is poke a few times with Q before I go all in with an ignite, such a simple champion (As long as I dont cancel E or R by moving <.<) And the early tower dive potential is also pretty great.

    Now however, I buid him with Tiamat - Brutalizer - Hydra - The Black Cleaver - GA - Then either tanky or even more dmg, depends where we stand and how fast my team can react to me jumping in and killing of a few people before I die.
    The thing is, I got no clue how to build him, or if this is even the "right way", played 5 games with him thats it. (and screw guides, they all got different opinions aswell x])
    He isn't played because most people dont wan't to/are afraid to play anything other than the current meta champions. Pantheon is great, he counters a lot of squishy mids, but he falls of hard lategame. Especially if you dont manage to get rolling early. Also he's really good in the jungle atm, so most people like to play him there.

    Doing ranked placements for the first time ever and pretty sure im going to end up in bronze. I don't deserve to be bronze though. I was 4-3 in games and now 4-5 due to having THE worst team ive ever had so far vs 2 smurfs, then 1 ahri diamond smurf in the next game. So disheartening.


    edit- I take that back... 5-5 placement and silver 4.

    (Can any1 tell me why my friend who got 5-5 ended up bronze 5?)
    I think it depends on your normal wins, and what kind of people you were up against in placement matches (rank wise). I could be wrong though, but i think that's how it goes.

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  18. #42078
    Quote Originally Posted by Ergar View Post
    He isn't played because most people dont wan't to/are afraid to play anything other than the current meta champions. Pantheon is great, he counters a lot of squishy mids, but he fall of hard lategame. Especially if you dont manage to get rolling early. Also he's really good in the jungle atm, so most people like to play him there.
    I think it's more about him being risky due to his assassin nature. If he gets fed, he's godly, but if he gets destroyed, he's absolutely useless.

    Tank/bruiser junglers do at least have some utility or tools to help them even when behind, usually. Pantheon has his stun, sure, but if he's behind, he'll get blown up.

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    Pantheon isn't to bad late game if you can land his ultimate correctly, there have been a couple of games where it went late and while everything does indeed drop off you build a tad bit tanky later on and attempt a good mandrop and it can make a teamfight trivial.

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  20. #42080
    Pantheon isn't played anymore because his ultimate was heavily nerfed. It wasn't a bug fix because people can still hit Pantheon before he lands.

    It's very easy to throw a CC at Pantheon before he actually comes down. You can even hook him with Thresh if you want.

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