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League of Legends Doran Stacking

What is Doran Stacking?


Doran Stacking is the term used when a player buys more than one Doran's Item during a game of League of Legends. This tactic can occur for many reasons. Doran's Ring stacking is normally a sign of a champion doing well middle lane. Doran's Blade stacking can be a sign of the AD Carry doing poorly, or it could be that they felt they needed the extra health.
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Doran's Ring Stacking


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Q: Why Stack Doran's Ring on an AP Carry?
  • Effective early game.
  • Incredibly cost efficient
  • More lane presence
  • Situationally effective
  • Survivability - cushion against harassment but not a counter
  • The idea that every time you go back to base you should spend all of your money as effectively as possible

Q: How many Doran's Rings are too many?
  • 3 Doran's Rings is pushing it. 4 is TOO MANY. 2 gives a good early game advantage.

Q: Why Not Rod of Ages Straight off the Bat??
  • RoA gives you more power lategame but doesn't kick in as fast (3x Doran's costs you about 1700 gold less than RoA).


Doran's Blade Stacking


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Q: Why Stack Doran's Blade on an AD Carry?
  • Effective early game.
  • Incredibly cost efficient
  • More lane presence
  • Lane sustain
  • Situationally effective
  • Survivability - cushion against harassment but not a counter
  • The idea that every time you go back to base you should spend all of your money as effectively as possible

Q: How many Doran's Blades are too many?
  • 3 Doran's Blades is pushing it. 4 is TOO MANY. 2 gives a good early game advantage.


Doran's Shield Stacking


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Q: Why Stack Doran's Shield?


ALL OF THE DORANS!!11!




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Q: Why buy all three Doran's Items?
  • It is rare for any champion to buy all three Doran's Items. Some may start with a Doran's Shield or Doran's Blade and then buy the other in order to have passive lane sustain (Shield) and aggressive lane sustain (Blade). However, this sort of tactic will often set you back when trying to purchase large cost items, such as Giant's Belt or B. F. Sword.


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-NA- Veng Lmfao (169) | July 29, 2013 6:20pm
Reworded Doran's Shield section.
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