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Threats & Synergies
Rake will keep you poked enough for his level 6 full combo. His ult removes all your turrets. Very bad matchup for you.
Can dash through turrets then kill them with Steel Tempest. Although most of them don't know how to Wind Wall, they can still burst you down easily after first back.
Luckily most of them suck. Your early is better then his, but you may get poked a lot. Force him to use soldiers to farm under his tower instead on your turrets. Don't stay on lane after 6 with low health.
Kata will roam to bot and there is nothing you can do about it. You win the lane but that doesn't matter when she's fed.
Early just do your thing, chances are he will get oom soon. Rush Morello, you'll need that cdreduction and mana regen after 6 to keep up.
Most of them don't know what they are doing. Place your turrets away from waves, so Malefic Visions don't infect them. Protecting your turrets may get tricky, but usually won't be a biggie.
Place turrets more apart from each other. She will get oom soon. Don't be afraid to be hit with E early. Don't trade autoattacks if you are hit by her abilities. Don't get caught up in Q.
80% of Syndra players in low brackets have no idea what they are doing. Just keep pushing that turret.
Most Oriannas in silver and gold (even in plat) suck hard. After a few matchups you'll get a feel for how they use her ball. Just stomp her over.
She has long range autoattacks and if she can utilize it you may have a problem. She can burst you down from full at 6, so force her out of lane before that happens.
Early is doable but lategame he is a right pain in the ass. Ban phase counters him pretty hard.
The ones which know how to play will outscale you after 6. Viktor is a beast in the endgame so make the most of your early.
He fares surprisingly well. Rush Zhonya's. When he ults you grenade him asap, then use ult turret, rockets and pray.
Many people in lower brackets play for kills. Kills are nice, but the real objective is to destroy enemy nexus. Notice how in high-level games the players focus more on destroying the towers and inhibitors. That's how you want to play. Destroying a tower gives everyone in your team gold, pushes the wave closer to opponents' nexus and allows easier access to drake, baron and inhibitors. It provides an advantage for the whole team, an advantage in the aggregate.
"B-but this will get me ganked!" Protip: Most junglers in silver and gold suck. They won't gank, and even if they do, they will often turn back right after the first salvo from your turrets. Besides, when the gank happens, chances are your lane opponent is low on health and/or mana already, rendering him useless.
When the wave comes, you have to hold the aggro for a few seconds until your wave comes:
This is CRUCIAL for your success in lane. If you fail to do this, your turrets will draw aggro and get destroyed. Don't be afraid to lose some HPs, you'll regen them in no time thanks to your passive and masteries.
Now why are we doing this?
- It forces your opponent to farm under tower, lowering his creep score and making him waste his mana on minions
- Minions get to attack the turret, slowly and steadily eating it away
Feel free to use rockets to last hit groups of minions. It just goes in line with your goal of shoving the lane as hard as you can. Don't let your mana get too low though. It's also important to poke your opponent with autoattacks when he is busy farming or foolish enough to engage your turret formation.
After the first mid turret is gone you are free to roam, leveraging your early advantage further and further until your team wins the game.
Do not let drake splash damage destroy your turrets. After your ult ends, tank the drake. Help your DPS by autoattacking. If you did everything right, everyone is surprised (your teammates pleasantly, adversaries unhappily) and you (with dangerously low hp and mana) can recall after a job well done.
Go for drake if
- You know enemy jungler is in the other part of map
- Bot lane is pushed towards opponents' tower or otherwise doing well
- Your jungler or supp is there with you
Don't do drake if
- You dont have ult and 2 turret kits ready
- You dont have the ap masteries yet
Generally, many factors come into play and only after playing a few and then some games you'll know when it's ok and when not to attempt this stunt.
Another option is to go for it at level 9 with pink ward. It becomes faster and safer.
- Never use grenade to last hit minions. Have it ready for that gank. Also note if you miss it, you are most likely going to end up dead. But hey, no pressure.
- Yes, do buy boots of swiftness with alacrity. Most of the time in lower divisions it's all about outrunning your opponents.
- If you are silver or gold chances are you are not very good at aiming skillshots. For this reason I'd recommend you use turret ult and grenade ult over rockets ult.
- Pre-6 don't leave the lane unless you have a very good reason to. Your jungler spamming you because he invaded enemy red and now is getting his *** kicked is not a good reason.
A: Generally, don't. Distance between towers is almost twice as in mid, screwing up your aggressive turret placement and making you easier to gank.
Q: "Is it safe to stay next to your turrets at the start of the game?"
A: Generally, yes. In 300+ games I played with Heimer only once the enemy team got first blood on me before minions reached the lane. Do not stay in vision range of enemy tower though.
Q: "My turret formation is gone. What now?"
A: Well it's no use to try to recreate it now. Place your turrets further apart from each other in the middle of the lane.
Q: "I got ganked and now I'm dead and didn't manage to get a kill. What now?"
A: I won't lie to you, this happens. Sometimes, you'll watch angrily from death screen as both jungler and enemy mid are left only with fraction of HPs. Chances are they will want to do the same thing again, so dont push anymore.
Q: "Should I splitpush?"
A: Generally, no. Games in lower brackets are almost always decided with one 5 on 5 fight. Even if you say, "hey guys Im gonna split, dont fight", 95% of the time the fight will happen anyways. If you are far ahead though, feel free to push that lane. I often got triple kills when all their team decided to gank me. Sometimes even your teammates are smart enough to capitalize on this and push on the other part of the map. Most of times not though.
Q: "Are there any junglers I should watch out for?"
A: Yes, Lee Sin, Amumu, Xin Zhao or Rek Sai like to gank early. Be careful against these.