Threats to Blitzcrank with this build
Introduction/ Support Guide
Hey Guys I am Malkavian and this is my Ap Blizcrank Support Guide. Please watch my Plat Elo Blitzcrank Support Season 6 Video and you can decide if you wanna stay learn more or not.
Terms you might see while reading my guide:
AS: Attack Speed
AD: Attack Damage
AP: Ability Power
MS: Movement Speed
MR: Magic Resist
AR: Armor (Easy one)
aa: Auto Attack
CJ: Counter Jungle
As a Support your main goal is the protect your adc and give him opportunity to kill his/her enemies. At some situations you even have to sacrifice yourself to save the adc. But not always...
So I need to split this guide into two sections.
Part 1 - How you should play if you have a good ADC?
Lets clear that up. How you can know if you have a good adc. And before getting into that you gotta know your playstyle too. If you are a passive support a passive-farmer adc is very good for you. Since you clicked with him he is the best adc for you.
But for me since I like to play agressive and I play agressive supports, a passive adc is a nightmare! While playing Naut/Leona support and if you q/e to your target if you immobilize them and deal some damage and if you adc is still farming mobs not even auto attacking the target you are focusing... That you can call a bad adc. Farming is important but when your support trading you gotta be near him. So if you see an adc farming no matter what you do. You can call him bad adc and move on to Part II :)
Ok enough talk. If your adc is good.
-Try to poke your enemies while taking min damage.
-Always use your support item cooldown to get extra gold.
-Always keep track of your adcs mana/hp/summoners before engaging enemies.
-Always ward river and pink ward tribush.
-If you are ahead in lane and if you are pushing alot you need to ward even more. Expand your warding range and ward enemy blue/tribush and always ward dragon.
-Inform your team whenever you see enemy jungler in map. (support has more time than solo laners and adc to do that)
-Inform your team for Dragon/Baron timers.
-Sacrifice yourself for your fed teammates/adc/apc if needed.
-Try to build right items for enemy composition.
Part 2 - How you should play if you have a bad ADC?
Are you flaming each other alot? Do you feel like you are not clicked? Is he making stupid turret dives for their support? His farm is bad? Is he getting grabbed by blitz/thresh every single time? Ok he is bad adc but you can still win a game with bad adc. You just have to mute him incase he flames more and change your playstyle a bit.
-Try to protect him as much as you can but do not sacrifice yourself for him
-Try to farm when he is not in lane as much as you can. Do not care for his fall back pings.
-Try to roam mid/enemy jungle and try to follow your jungler whenever he comes close to bot side.
-Try to go mid and push mid turret fast.
-Try to camp mid and force enemy mid laner to go base or kill him ( even better)
-If you get some advantage ( kill/ assist) turn back to bot lane and try your chance with your bad adc once more with better items/lvl
-Protect and support whoever is fed jungler/top/mid.
-Always Ward dragon/baron and enemy jungle (in late game)
-If you see enemy jungler moving to your jungle always go help your jungler instead of a bad adc.
Blitzcrank benefits from both ad and ap while damaging enemies. His (E) ability gets bonus damage from AD and his (Q) and (R) abilities gets bonus damage from AP. SO in my build and in my runes I contributed items and runes to give me max ap/ad while getting some more cc (with slows)
Thunderlord Mastery is great when you are using ad/ap hybrid champions. Since its damage scales with ap and ad at the same time. Since my build is ap/ad build Thunderlord mastery is the best.
Blitzcrank is a risky champion since it's (Q) cd is very long and even if you pull enemies sometimes it doesnt benefits your team. Sometimes you kill your enemies by landing a Great Grab!
With my build I aim to end this kinda situations since we can deal tons of damage to targets we grab and this is possible with the new changes to suppport role. We supports cna get a lot of money now with the new support items.
Most players start fights with blitzcrank's (Q) ability but it is wrong. So wrong. That ability is op and that ability makes people run from blitz. It is a threat to enemies so as long as you have your q cd enemies will try to dodge and while trying to dodge they will lose time and take more damage. So do not start your combo with (Q) !
This is what you should do:
Run from a bush towards your enemy when you get close to enemy adc with your (W) and press(E) when you are in range to AA. When your enemy is in the air use your (R) immediately. (By that time your opponent will lose half of his hp and he will panic) He will try to run from you but he knows that you ahve (Q) cooldown. So he will start to make a S shape running path. while he is doin it aa as much as you can and be patient. When he uses his flash go ahead and press your (Q) (assuming that you are good with skillshots) and BOOM half hp adc in front of you without flash and ready to serve to your adc. Your adc is dumb to deal damage? no problem your (E) cd is back up so go ahead and finish him!
Here is an example to what you should do:
Try to grab enemy adc in lane and deal him as much damage as you can. If you are losing lane just sit back under your turret and try to grab enemies under turret. In teamfights try to grab outpositioned targets to give your team advantage and same as lane if your team losing just defend turrets with your (Q) threatening your enemies.
To Learn More About Ranked Gameplay you can watch my video:
Pros / Cons
-You can win a late game teamfight with only 1 Good Grab
-Grab+(E)+(R) deals very high damage
-Good on sieges and when you are getting sieged.
-Mana Hunger in early
-Requires skillshot abilities alot
-Long Cooldowns on (Q)
Use your Relic Shield on big minions and try to kill melee mobs whenever you can to reach extra gold. Also farm your lane if it is pushed by your enemy and if your adc is not near. To get extra items. Don't forget that you are gonna be able to dps as much as your jungler with this build so farming a bit is important.
Hope you like my guide. If you have any question feel free to ask them in comments section and please vote my guide.
Hafe fun on your games!