Mar 10, 2014 163 1
Many people don’t think there are differences between top solos and mid solos in League of Legends, as the two both play in a single lane. In fact, things don’t go like that. The higher tier you are at, the more important you will feel about the top solos. As a top solo for two seasons, I would like to share with you guys my experience here.
First, most champions can be top solos. You have definitely seen in many pro players’ live videos that the shooter Vayne is played as a top solo and some traditional mid solos, such as Annie and Ahri, are played as top solos, but in current version, the main top solos are warriors and they play a role of a se-mi tank or a tank in team fights.
Two factors are key to success in a single lane: first, personal ability; second, gank. One’s ability means if you are able to know enough about enemies and yourself before laning and if you have thorough understanding about the current situation and if you can interact with junglers well. As a top solo, the most important thing is to suppress the development of enemies’ top solo. The second important thing is to help the mid solo get advantages. Then, you should consider scrambling for dragons and joining in the fights about them.
In team fights, a top solo’s main purpose is to limit enemies’ output. You know, your understanding about that determines your tier. The basic understanding is to absorb enemies’ output by yourself, which means you bear most of the damages as a tank at the beginning. The more advanced understanding is that you kill the enemy in charge of output as soon as possible in team fights. Most of the players who like doing this are assassin top solos, such as Kha'Zix and Jax. The most advanced understanding is to use controlling skills or deliver great output to force enemies’ carry to quit from the team fight if you can’t easily kill the enemy in charge of output.
Mar 10, 2014 408 3
Recently, Riot issued much about their planned changes on Lee Sin. Some people agreed with those changes while others felt angry and confused, which is pretty reasonable. Lee Sin is always balanced and has had good performance in LOL tournaments, thus some players felt unacceptable about the changes on such a champion.
I, as a man full of integrity, have one word to say: we should show respect for changes rather than cling to old ideas. We should get better via some improvements rather than stay at ease. The changes on Lee Sin will lead to the changes on us. We will be more possible to master new champions. Click here to know about the changes on Lee Sin.
Lots of players have expressed their own opinions during the discussion on Lee Sin’s upcoming changes. Their all-around complaint caused Riot to claim that these changes will just be tested in PBE. I just hope Lee Sin won’t experience repetitive retuning and restoring like Kassadin or receive the biggest failure during his most powerful period like Irelia. Riot, please make changes after a thorough consideration. Don’t let players down.
Mar 10, 2014 632 3
On March 8, Riot’s designer Gmang posted in the official forum, saying that Gangplank will receive some changes at proper time. As the former popular champion in LOL and the so-called lover of Miss Fortune, Gangplank has left deep impression to players with both his mechanics and background. According to Gmang, Gangplank is still in testing and will be remade in future. They are currently working on a remake plan. The designer also revealed some other trends about this champion. See below:
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Plundering mad bank
Q burst satisfaction (many mention crits)
Mar 10, 2014 343 1
If you are a big fan of LCS, you must be familiar with Trundle. Recently, this champion has been popular as a top solo in the LCS Europe. He has also been acclaimed by the North-American pro players, but why hasn’t he appeared in the LCS North America? “It may be because we haven’t been used to playing this champion.” said C9’s Balls.
There are not many popular champions in League of Legends. The champions we often play in tournaments and ranked games are only about 30% of the total champions. It’s due to that popular champions will be replaced by others. For example, Jax and Riven were ever dominant as top solos, but they were replaced by Renekton. Then Shyvana appeared to compete with Renekton when he became the champion either played or banned. Later, Shyvana became fairly powerful, thus people started using Rengar against that champion in tournaments. In that circle, Mundo and Trundle both got opportunities to be dominant.
In current version, the top solo plays an important role in how the game will go on. It has much relation with the current game pace, S4’s new OP defense masteries and Doran’s Shield, which enable the top solo to be powerful in consuming enemies and regeneration. Therefore, Renekton, Shyvana and Mundo had opportunities to become powerful.
With the nerf on masteries and Doran’s Shield, Mundo has become increasingly less OP while Trundle has been more and more powerful. His ult can disable enemies’ top solo from tanking. Meanwhile, he can also make enemies’ tank become low HP with output items, especially when he fights against Renekton. You know, Renekton will be a powerful tank based on a few defending items and his ult.
Mar 10, 2014 111 1
The detailed qualification of attending international teams has been released by Whalen "Riot Magus" Rozelle.
With the lack of information put forwards from today's All Star announcement. Some wondered how teams from OGN and LPL would qualify for the All Star Invitational.
Whalen "Riot Magus" Rozelle cleared up some misconceptions on twitter, stating: "We're taking the 1st place LPL team as of 4/26."
Rozelle went on to say: "NA LCS, EU LCS, and GPL spring champs, and from Korea we're taking the team with the most [circuit] points as of April 25th"
Mar 09, 2014 3303 10
As you spend more and more time playing League of Legends, you will gradually find out that win or lose is not only decided by champion selection and player’s operation. As a player in Bronze~Gold Division in S2 and S3 and finally get to Diamond in S4, I really experienced the differences between players of different divisions.
In ban/pick period, Bronze players may fight with each other or choose same position repeatedly. Diamond players won’t. Even if they are famous pro players, they will follow the rules in game. Diamond players will choose champions who can cooperate well with teammates when picking while Bronze players only select champions they can play. I’ve seen stupid lineup such as Jax+Yi+Brand+VN+Lee Sin. My friends often joke that Bronze players fight with each other since ban/pick and Diamond players fight with enemies since ban/pick.
In the game, players of different divisions also differ a lot. Take first blood as example. Actually in S4, first blood can hardly influence the whole situation. However, some Bronze players will get irritable because of losing first blood. Meanwhile, most Diamond players are kind enough to comfort teammates to get back advantages on lane.
Though Diamond players don’t agree with lane change, they don’t reject it neither. In most situations, they will consider the whole situation and change lanes with teammates who are suppressed in champion select. However, Bronze players won’t do this. They only care about their own champions’ development even though their teammates are killed 10 times.
Mar 09, 2014 1045 5
Do you believe that Lissandra is blind? Her weird hat covers her cold and mysterious eyes. Recently, it is rumored that this champion is blind!
Here is the deal: in the official LOL forum, a player named Swippinfrafes wrote a story about the three sisters in Freljord. The designer Kitae thought highly of it, saying:
Minor clarification. Avarosa herself was iceborn as were her people. The iceborn really rebelled and defeated the watchers.
Mar 08, 2014 432 1
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As the most powerful support at T1 in current version, Thresh owned the highest popularity during this period. Since the launch last year, Thresh has been one of the best supports. After the changes brought in S4, all old supports such as Sona, Nunu and Taric have all been replaced by Annie and Leona, but Thresh is an exception. He is still one of the champions either banned or played. Most top-notch support players are good at playing Thresh. The famous Korean player Madlife is called Thresh King. Thresh’s Q is perfect in delivering the first attack. Blitzcrank’s Q pulls enemies directly to his location, but Thresh’s Q pulls enemies two times every 1.5 secs for a short distance. As Thresh’s core skill, the lantern he can throw with W is the best supporting skill in lol. It can not only help allies attack from far way but also help allies escape instantly. Thresh’s E is useful both for escape and controlling enemies based on his target direction. The way for Thresh to add points can be adjusted according to the situation. If you focus on delivering sudden attacks, you’d better set E as the main skill. If you would like to deliver high burst, it’s better to set Q as the main skill, increase the damage you make and find opportunities to get rid of enemies. Thresh performs best at the mid game. Using Lantern can help the allies in rear join the fight quickly. It can also give you advantages in population though your team is small. In team fights, use Q to hit enemies first and then you can use Q to pull yourself closer based on the situation. Then deliver E and ult to focus fire on enemies in cooperation with teammates.
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Mar 07, 2014 1613 7
Recently, I have found a post on reddit that there is a summoner complaining the terrible tips of League of Legends. He got a weird message when he wanted to start the game.
This post was supported by over 2,000 LOL players. Some ones think the tips are OK and the other players think it is really a problem existing in the game. What do you think? You can know more details from here.
Mar 07, 2014 2102 4
As Heimerdinger’s former splash art wasn’t matched with his new model, the authority has released new splash art for this champion in the PBE update on March 6. In addition, new Heimerdinger icons and Arctic Ops Varus splash are also included in the latest PBE update. We also found an empty file titled Night Hunter Rengar Skin. Will Rengar receive new skins? Take a look at the latest splash art for Heimerdinger & Varus below.
New Heimerdinger Splash
New Heimer Icons
Arctic Ops Varus Splash
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