Click to open network menu
Join or Log In
Mobafire logo

Join the leading League of Legends community. Create and share Champion Guides and Builds.

Create an MFN Account






Or

It's time for the Season 13 Guide Contest! Create or update guides in the following 4 weeks for the chance to win up to $200 in prizes!
An All-Inclusive App For
Competitive Ranked Play
Download
's Forum Avatar

AP Janna top (support your jungler) - Viable or...

Creator: Kurt_Ottman February 19, 2012 3:29pm
DuffTime
<Member>
DuffTime's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
12302
Joined:
Oct 31st, 2010
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 21, 2012 9:45am | Report
Yeah, Chauster has used AP Janna to solo top before.

She's almost impossible to gank and kills entire waves with one tornado with some AP and points in nado, and she can do it from soooooooooo far away.

She's the, "You literally could not deny me farm if you wanted to" top lane. Chauster was mentioning he might even consider it as a pick when CLG knows they can't win the top lane any other way.
Learn the true S3 op, Tryndamere!
http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/duffs-season-3-hamdamere-296968
Best Aatrox in The world, with a Video Guide!
http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/duffs-336706
Like my official DuffTime Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/DuffTime
Follow me on Twitter, @RealDuffTime
Come hang out when I'm streaming! http://www.twitch.tv/dufftime
Kurt_Ottman
<Member>
Kurt_Ottman's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
298
Joined:
Jan 16th, 2012
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 21, 2012 1:23pm | Report
Nice, does Chauster have a stream going? I really wanna see AP Janna top from pros :)

Oh, and Slappiz, I will have fun with her, one way or the other ^^
There is no victory without humility.
Mazuran
<Member>
Mazuran's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
250
Joined:
Aug 13th, 2011
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 21, 2012 2:07pm | Report
just because one of the l33t pr0s uses it, doesn't mean it'll work for you - Remember that Chauster has got a very good, very co-ordinated team working with him. AP Janna top will probably work in a premade 5x5, but in Solo Q? Prepare for everyone raging against you.

On a side note, Irelia brings mobility with her Q, and her passive makes her very hard to slow/stun.

Tanky AP or AD TF would be a better pick for solo top than AP Janna imo.
DuffTime
<Member>
DuffTime's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
12302
Joined:
Oct 31st, 2010
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 21, 2012 4:26pm | Report

Nice, does Chauster have a stream going? I really wanna see AP Janna top from pros :)

Oh, and Slappiz, I will have fun with her, one way or the other ^^


He does, but I only ever saw him do it once.

Mazuran wrote:

just because one of the l33t pr0s uses it, doesn't mean it'll work for you - Remember that Chauster has got a very good, very co-ordinated team working with him. AP Janna top will probably work in a premade 5x5, but in Solo Q? Prepare for everyone raging against you.


It was in solo Q and they rolled faces.
Learn the true S3 op, Tryndamere!
http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/duffs-season-3-hamdamere-296968
Best Aatrox in The world, with a Video Guide!
http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/duffs-336706
Like my official DuffTime Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/DuffTime
Follow me on Twitter, @RealDuffTime
Come hang out when I'm streaming! http://www.twitch.tv/dufftime
Mowen
<Production Coordinator>
Mowen's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
6450
Joined:
Nov 7th, 2010
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 21, 2012 6:07pm | Report
What do they use for bot when they do janna top? Just standard AD carry/support or?

I'm worried team would be too squishy if they only have one tanky champ with little farm (jungler)
Thanks to GrandMasterD for my sig!
Mazuran
<Member>
Mazuran's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
250
Joined:
Aug 13th, 2011
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 22, 2012 12:45am | Report
DuffTime wrote:



It was in solo Q and they rolled faces.


Hmmmm. I stand corrected then.
Unless it's because Solo Q at that ELO = better team play. But I doubt that because you get the same trolls/eejits at every level of play.
Kurt_Ottman
<Member>
Kurt_Ottman's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
298
Joined:
Jan 16th, 2012
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 22, 2012 5:37am | Report
Mowen wrote:

What do they use for bot when they do janna top? Just standard AD carry/support or?

I'm worried team would be too squishy if they only have one tanky champ with little farm (jungler)


Indeed, and that's why I think in the new meta, we should see a tanky aggressive support bot, like Taric or Alistar, built the same way, but more tanky with items like Frozen Heart and Randuin's Omen. Why, you say? Because supports do so much for the team, that they want to stay alive for the whole teamfight, especially with auras. As we know, tanks are one of the most versatile and adjustable roles in League of Legends, and therefore, can be built as support. Now, if you have two supports instead of one, one that also can deal high damage and manage themselves, wouldn't that result in a great late-game potential, both because if you have a good tanky support bot, your AD carry will get fed, and your jungler will get fed with Janna top?

That's what I think :)
There is no victory without humility.
DuffTime
<Member>
DuffTime's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
12302
Joined:
Oct 31st, 2010
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 22, 2012 10:23am | Report
Mowen wrote:

What do they use for bot when they do janna top? Just standard AD carry/support or?

I'm worried team would be too squishy if they only have one tanky champ with little farm (jungler)


Not rly. Janna is super good at keep away and you just run it as a standard double AP type team. :p
Learn the true S3 op, Tryndamere!
http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/duffs-season-3-hamdamere-296968
Best Aatrox in The world, with a Video Guide!
http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/duffs-336706
Like my official DuffTime Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/DuffTime
Follow me on Twitter, @RealDuffTime
Come hang out when I'm streaming! http://www.twitch.tv/dufftime
Kurt_Ottman
<Member>
Kurt_Ottman's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
298
Joined:
Jan 16th, 2012
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 24, 2012 8:13am | Report
^ Double AP type team..Yes, that's what it is ^^
There is no victory without humility.
Mowen
<Production Coordinator>
Mowen's Forum Avatar
Show more awards
Posts:
6450
Joined:
Nov 7th, 2010
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep February 24, 2012 10:46am | Report
I've tried a few games of this, it actually works pretty well. You can't be killed, but you also can't kill the person you're laning against unless your jungle helps. I haven't been beating my enemy in CS usually but not I'm far behind. The enemy can pretty much free farm since you can't kill them, so they will usually be above you in CS. In one game I played I got 2 towers down before 20ish, because if my enemy ever left they lane I would just PUUUUSH, and with her shield and Q she can kill waves/towers quite fast.

I think it would be good to buy pink wards with janna or oracles to make sure they can't keep the river warded. This would make "feeding the jungle" much more viable. Pink wards may be more reasonable since Janna needs to build up AP fast to keep up with the minion's health. She needs to clear waves with 1 Q.
Thanks to Minho for my sig!

You need to log in before commenting.

League of Legends Champions:

Teamfight Tactics Guide