: TFT Update: Powerful Punch-Ups
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ItsPandaa (OCE)
: Are you guys planning on addressing LEAONA'S stun at any point? its been completely too long for like idk the ENTIRE EXISTANCE OF THIS GAME MODE, it builds up faster than mordes ult, it does cc and more dmg.
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: #**_~~Picking situationally~~_** I pick most of the time depending on what my team picks. If you counter pick an enemy, you counter that 1 player, _(and if you fall behind then you don't even do that.)_ and most of the time that counter is only for in lane anyway. But if you pick a champ that synergises well with your team, then rather than making 1 enemy player weaker, you're making 4 allied players stronger. One of your problems might be that most of your champs there all fulfil the same role Ekko/Zed/Fizz/Kat (within reason) do the same thing, jump in, eliminate someone, and jump out. Usually (not all the time), if you can pick Fizz into a matchup, you'll be pretty safe picking either Kat or Ekko too. And the reverse is also true, if you can't pick Ekko into a matchup, chances are Fizz and Kat will also meet the same disadvantages. _***~~So before trying to pick the right champ for the situation, i'd start with expanding the range of champs at your disposal.~~***_ Ill use myself as an example, I'm a mid laner too, I prioritise who I pick, from this level of importance (keep in mind that this is just what I do (or try to)): _***~~1st: Complement our own team's champions. (if my Jungle picks Malphite, then obviously picking Yasuo is a good idea) 2nd: Fill out any holes in our team (e.g. if we don't have CC, I won't be picking Karthus) 3rd: Bring my own flair to the table. 4th: Counter one of more of the enemy champs (i.e. Teemo into Nasus).~~***_ This order changes a little with situations. Sometimes some things just cant be done. And assassins throw in a new situation entirely (ill bet getting to that later). **To give examples:** When I pick Roaming specialists. >### *If our team has a hyper carry in bot lane, like Draven or Kai'Sa, I'll be tempted to pick someone like Aurelion Sol, so I can maintain a relatively consistent presence in bot to give Draven etc the early/mid game cushion they need to get rolling.* When I pick bruisers: >### *If my team is lacking in frontline strength, I have Swain or Vlad to fall back on, which sacrifices some long range poke and nuke potential, but alleviates the pressure off our more fragile backline players while still keeping up some decent AP damage.* When I pick damage/utility mages: >### *If our team is well rounded then i'll pick the class that provides what (I think) mid lane should bring to the game, I.e. ranged poke and CC, so I'll pick someone like Zoe or Azir etc. Seeming I don't have to pick up the slack for anyone else, I can focus on bringing out mid lane's individual strength.* Thats the basic principle, but then you can go deeper and get more champion specific. I.e. if we have a hyper carry bot, but she is Vayne, then I won't go Sol, i'll go Taliyah instead, because then not only can I roam bot often, but i'm playing a champ that makes the most of Vayne's kit, bringing out the potential of both champs. You can tailor how much of something you think you need as well, if we need a bigger front line player than Swain, then I'll pick Galio, and focus more on being a true tank rather than a mage hybrid. Likewise if we don't need quite as much, I'll pick someone like Malz or Ryze, who can still take a few hits, but aren't as squishy as normal mages. Then comes countering the enemy. Once I've looked at the type of champ my team needs, (Artillery, bruiser, roaming etc), and Ive considered what champs synergise (or don't synergise) with my own team, then ill look at the enemy. For example, if we need a poke mage, but the enemy has a Heimerdinger, then I'll narrow the pics to Syndra or Azir who can both fulfil the poke mage role, as well as countering Heimerdinger in particular. _______________________ #**_~~Assassins~~_** Assassins like always, are the class that throws a spanner in the works. They win and lose games drastically. Unless they are poorly designed, assassins fulfil a very specific role in league. Their main and arguably _only_ purpose, is to remove one _(or two if they're strong_) enemy champs from the game, and then get the fuck out _(essentially making the game a 4v4)_. So rather than focusing on helping your own team, you're focusing on breaking up the enemy's. In other words, assassins should be picked when your team's combined combo/teamfight isn't lacking any specific aspects. If your team can pull off a good strategy as a 4 man (i.e. without you), then your job as an assassin is to make the enemy team also a 4 man. With one important difference, you get to choose which 4 enemies are in the fight. Essentially removing a key player from _their_ combo. If they pick Yasuo/Ori/Amumu, their team synergises amazingly (almost certainly better than your team). So you job as an assassin is to select and remove the key player from that combo. _***~~In this situation you should be picking to kill Orianna.~~***_ Ori and Amumu's ults work as a good combo. Yasuo and Ori's ults work as a good combo. But Yasuo and Amumu together don't really help each other all that much. So you need to quickly make that decision and take out the key player to minimise the enemy's combo, allowing your team to have the upper hand. In this situation I would pick Kassadin _(my favourite assassin)_, over more rounded mid lane champs, in order to deal with the pressing threat of a team wide Amumu + Ori + Yasuo ult _(which obviously is more important to get rid of, than filling out holes in your own team)_. If you see a situation like this in champ select, then picking an assassin playstyle is very justifiable. But if your team is lacking certain things (like lacking in poke, or is looking a little squishy), AND the enemy team doesn't have some crazy wombo level shit, then you should be filling in the gaps on your own team, rather than playing the hero and going for the assassin pick. Assassins are _(in theory)_, a high risk high reward pick. If you do it right, it's devastating, if you do it wrong, you might as well not even be in the game. So unless there is someone in the enemy team who HAS TO DIE (like Ori in that example). You shouldn't really be picking an assassin unless you're relatively confident your team can hold its own without your contribution. If your team has holes, and theres no desperate need for you to be an assassin, pick one is a little irresponsible and selfish. Yes, if you're really good (like most classes), you can carry yourself a fair bit as an assassin-only player. But only to a point. Once real teamwork and synergy comes into play, you have to have a wider variety of options to pick from. With the exception of Zoe, all the champs you mentioned fulfil relatively the same role (within reason, obviously they each have their own unique flair). So if you're faced with a situation that doesn't call for an assassin, then you could potentially be robing your team of other needed stats. _(likewise if you play only poke mages, or only tanky champs etc. Its just more obvious with assassins because of the high risk high reward playstyle.)_ __________________________ #**_~~Where to from here?~~_** I've mentioned a lot of things. But don't just jump straight into playing all new champs and trying to consider all these things all at once. Start just by keeping up playing the champs you already are. But during the game, start to think _"What are we lacking, as a team?"_, and "_why?"_. As consistent themes start to crop up, _(maybe you're always short on poke?)_, start to investigate what poke champs you might be interested in, and give them a go. Once you've sorted out a poke champ, try to sort out a bruiser, or a roaming specialist. Once you've got a variety of champs to fall back on. Then start to focus more intently on filling the holes in your team. We all have favourites, and let that guide you. I like mages, so i'm always going to favour them. If I have a choice between a tanker champ, and a poke mage, I'll probably opt for the poke mage. Likewise with you and assassins, if you have the choice between an assassin and a roaming specialist, you'll probably pick the assassin. and thats okay! Don't be afraid of that, thats just your unique flair, and in such situations _***~~you should play what you are comfortable with.~~***_ I've won more games by playing my main into an unfavourable situation than picking a specific counter that I don't have much experience with. So like I said, take it slow, build up a pool of champs you're comfortable with that can plug different holes, and go from there. Don't jump straight in and think _"Im vsing Zed, so I NEED to play Lissandra, even though I've never player her!"_, thats not going to work. Good luck ^^ I hope this wall helped.
Thank you so much i'm legit going to print this off cause this info is really helpful and now i know what to pick thank you :))
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: It's not so much a matter of getting reported enough to look into them, but enough valid reports that the system is confident they're actually inting and not just bad. The regrettable result being that the sneaky inters take much longer than anyone would like (except them I suppose) to see punishment. I agree, it isn't up to scratch, though I can respect the reality there. As for tribunal, it was removed because punishments were almost always too harsh, and the system required almost universal Riot oversight anyway, which kind of defeated the purpose of player driven review. It's just not practically possible to get enough people to bother creating such a system to both agree on guidelines and therefore punishments and have motivation to review games without the rewards corrupting the objectivity. The automated system has it's flaws, but it's much fairer and can punish much faster (which is a plus for reform and not just those affected by the behaviour) than tribunal ever could.
i don't care about rewards my reward would be suspending the players/ banning cause i want this game to feel right and punish those players that give REALLY good players the chance to get to they ranks
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Gehirn (OCE)
: Hi ToshiroT1. We ran tests in regions all over the world and they didn't go as well as we'd hoped. Since then, the Clash dev team has been planning what’s next for the mode, and that planning wrapped up recently. So we should have an update on the future of Clash in a little while.
Thank you for the info cause i LOVE the feeling of being a team working together like a LCS player when CLASH came out i was so excited and i'm pretty keen on it to come back :)
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: You wouldn't really want to be countering the jungle item more the champion and their overall build. Like an Amumu might take Runic Echoes but then build tank, at which point you'd want to build something like Liandry's or Last Whisper rather than MR to counter the Echo. Past that I'm not exactly sure what you mean. The items themselves don't have a direct counter (Mortal Reminder into Thornmail isn't really a direct counter either) just the usual Cold Steel > Attack Speed, MR > AP, Grievous Wounds > healing and so on and so forth.
ah okay i get ya i knew it was a dumb question to ask ahaha but thank you
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: Is it just not available? Or it is but it doesn't start when you click it? First thing I'd try is run a client repair. (Client Settings > Initiate full repair)
wasn't available but now it works when i full repair thank you
: What is it that isn't working? You mean spectate mode? When you say you can't watch, what exactly happens (or doesn't)?
yeah the spectate mode
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: BANNED. I hate the league community.
Wait i thought it was a team game????
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: They come out 8th September :) [Patch 7.17 notes](http://oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/patch-717-notes#patch-upcoming-events) I can't wait to get Star Guardian Ahri <3
Awww yeh thank you I'm getting the Ezreal
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: Whatever is highest, I believe. I've played with someone with a Challenger border, but they only got Diamond last season in SoloQ. However, they were Challenger in FlexQ, both last season (hence the border) and this season.
Okay thank you
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: ign # iAmVader just got to silver 5 but still wanna get higher ..atleast S3 or S2 by the end of this season please do add .. i spamed leona in rank all the way from B4 to S5 ... now im mastry 7 with her . just looking for a good ADC :/
Hey there a ADC main normally i have Varus Mastery level 7 and i would love to team up with you i got to B4-B1 with him only but i'm in silver 5 now which is good so feel free to add me :) IGN ToshiroT1
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