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An Expected Journey: S5 ranked with Nameless

Creator: The_Nameless_Bard January 21, 2015 9:00am
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Game 67: "this Cass is diamond?" and "Why are you split-pushing again, Nasus?" vs. Draaaaaaaaaven and the Dravenettes
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Things I did right:
  • really good use of poke in lane
  • the supposedly diamond Cassiopeia said my calls were decent, I guess? (I really, really doubt the guy is diamond, too many stupid calls and running in 1v5)
Areas where improvement is needed:
  • I guess vision control, I was trying to avoid getting caught if possible.
  • need to make calls more often, I wasn't as vocal this game as the other two since the Cass said they were Diamond and wanted to make calls.
  • Need to just reconnect to the internet immediately when my ping starts to spike. I dealt with it for about 2-4 minutes and if I'd just done something about it immediately, it woulda made some things a lot easier.
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  • Blitzcrank placed 100+ wards? is that even possible without a good chunk of them disappearing before their time is up in a 50+ minute game? I feel like he might have just spammed them in the base a bunch.
  • No one knows now to end games in Silver, dear lord. We were about to push to win and Nasus decides to split-push top lane and makes it so we can't win the game. Luckily we aced them again and won, but still.
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Games 68-70: Getting real tired of your ****, Silver
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Things I did right:
  • I played well in lane in all three games
  • good use of CC in teamfights
Areas where improvement is needed:
  • Vision control not good enough, better than the enemy team's support, but not good enough.
  • Cannot win games when people troll and intentionally feed (that Karma game had two people who were intentionally feeding)
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I know I've probably asked / we've probably talked about this before, but would learning/playing another role (which can carry harder) not be an option?

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Well, I mean, I could try to get better at something else, but I honestly really dislike playing carries and, on top of that, am not particularly good at most of them. I could try jungling, given that tank junglers are something I can actually play, but I doubt that'd really help much. I'm definitely skilled enough to get out if I try hard enough, but I'm clearly not doing enough to do it right now. I'll just have to work harder at it until I find something that works or give up. Knowing me, the latter is more likely, but meh.

I'm kinda getting tired of feeling like I wasted an awful lot of time getting "good" at support when it clearly won't get me a damn thing, but being frustrated by that won't fix anything. It doesn't help that I happen to be in a poor mood right now because I feel like **** for other reasons entirely, so now is probably not a great time for me to discuss much of anything because I'm feeling rather pessimistic atm.
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From personal experience it's hard to carry yourself out of low elo with pure support champions (unless you have awesome mechanical skills) since the skill gap between ADC in low elo is often very big.

If you're looking to carry as a support you should play supports with huge snowball potential and skip the pure support items except Sightstone and the starting support item and just go full dmg.

DMG Champions that can support and have snowball potential:
Morgana
Zyra
Vel'Koz
Karma
Orianna
Nidalee
Lulu
Lux
Annie

Tanky snowball champions that also can support:
Maokai
Nautilus
Cho'Gath

Low elo is about stomping your lane, take tower and then repeat on the next lane. Easiest way to do this is to do dmg and overwhelm your enemies.
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I'm trying to be aggressive enough and really beat the **** out of people (hence the higher kill counts as of recently), but it's the opposite of how I tend to play and I'm not doing it well enough yet. I am improving though, so at least there's that.
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I used Leona as my main climbing tool to diamond last season. If you have good mechanics with her you can pull off really GoodPlays by yourself with your combos in lane and if your adc has a brain he can pick up the free kills. After the laning phase it's all about catching people out with your E, flash Q and ult which is really easy in SoloQ because of how uncoordinated people are (especially in low elo). However like you said if you get people who are just plain ******ed or don't want to win there's no helping it (one of the main reasons I stopped playing support)
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I hate Leona, that's why I don't play her. I'd pretty much rather play any other champion. How is that significantly different from playing Thresh and catching people out anyways?
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Well Thresh has the same idea what I meant more was that if you have good mechanics on champions like Thresh and Leona that can CC combo and catch people out I found it was easy to climb with
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I admit hearing "you just need to change ALL the things" is starting to make me more frustrated. If other people can carry with the same **** I'm playing (it's not like it doesn't happen and it's also not like I'm utter trash with any of it), then there's no reason I can't do it. Sure, it might take me a bit longer, but I'm certain I can get there eventually.

But yea, I don't like Leona (nor have I done much with her since maybe season 2) and my Thresh mechanics are fairly decent, so it seems silly to switch if I can do the same thing with him.

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