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Cryst4 - Every cloud has a silver lining.

Creator: Cryst4 December 12, 2013 11:10pm
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Hello everyone! So.. I'm Cryst4, currently Silver 2 player from Finland. Reading other ranked journey's here I noticed the lack of "noobs" as you call them I guess in this section. So me being me, getting this genius idea that maybe I should make journey too, it will sure fit right in with these Plat, Diamond and Challenger journeys.. or maybe not, but maybe you guys will get few laughs off seeing some silver builds and stuff, you never know.

Little bit about my playstyle. I simply suck at playing tanks/assassins and I have serious problems to know when to go in and when not to. I even had severe problems anything else than ranged champions when I started ranked and I still can't mentally handle playing melee vs ranged. It's just aren't good for my heartbeat.
But I don't consider myself to be bad at everything. To my level I consider myself being pretty good Anivia player for starters. Having over 110 games with her in ranked might of course have something to do with it. I am pretty confident I can win or go even in every single lane I face at games I play if I'm playing the bird. I will sometimes pick her against Fizz, Kassadin or Diana to test myself.
More generally I mostly enjoy to play mid lane or top lane if that's not available. But yet I have small to decent champion pool for every role... expect jungle.
What about jungle? Oh well. I just don't. I will if I have to, but it's very rare. I have played under 10 games jungle ever in league of legends all normals, rankeds etc. combined.
I like to play utility mid laners, such as Lux, Anivia, Twisted Fate, Orianna etc.

When playing I would say I have never flamed, ever. I always try to encourage others and keep up the good mood/bring positiveness, but if I just can't I stay quiet. I feel like there is only 2 reason to write anything on chat, A) Tactical thing(blue timer, "let's group" etc.) B)Positive thing("Wp", "It's alright", "You did well there"

Now when you might already think you like me a bit, I must reveal the truth. This will surely drop some people's interest, but I have to be honest here: I do play Teemo. I have 82 games with him and 62,2% win rate. To make it even weirder, most of the time I have built him tank/ad. Rushing Frozen Mallet -> 1 att speed item and then going for stuff like randuins/warmogs etc. But when absolutely necessary I do play him as AP.

TL;DR
About me:
-Silver 2
-Pref Mid(top), will fill if needed/respect the pick order.
- Anivia <3
-I run 9/0/21 mastery page with Anivia ^^ .. Comments?
-Suck at assassins/tanks, going in generally.
-I refuse to play Fizz or Zed
-Dislike playing melee champs a bit.
-Prefer utility mid laners.
-I play Teemo
-I have toyed with idea of starting to play my long lost love, AP Kog'Maw in ranked.. Comments?
-Recently got from silver 5 to silver 2.
-I can't jungle. Sorry.

Goals that I have with no particular timeline:
-Get into Gold.
-Get larger champion pool on mid and top.
-Get 3000+ skillscore to over 10 different champions and 4000+ skillscore to Anivia.
-Learn more about the game and become better player in general.

All comments, discussion, tips etc. from anyone are greatly appreciated. Hopefully you get some enjoyment out of this. :)

Some pictures about where I currently Am at the start of this journey/series:

Front Page:
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Anivia:


Note to self: Next time resize images beforehand a bit.
Also I will add one about my current skill score's, but lolskill doesn't currently work for me. Maybe later today.
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EUNE or EUW?
Also I think a lot of people play offtank bruiser teemo with BotRK and berserkers greaves.

Basically MOBAFire.
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EUW. And I don't use Berserkers. I'll go FM -> Runaans/BotRK depending on situation and -> Boots of swiftness + alc. Then Randuins. See the pattern? (Don't die, splitpush, survive of any catch attempt).

Anyways, it's time to add first game and start the journey:



Unfortunately Jax dc'd at some point so the game was kinda pointless for that matter. We started well with Graves and won the lane, but LeBlanc was scary and I got caught out of position few times by her which resulted most of my deaths. Careless playing by me after laning phase, if Jax didn't dc it could have costed us the game, but I guess I got away with it this time. Lucky me ^^
ps. Circles.. Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Not going so well.. I feel like bot was biggest problem, since tristana was able to 3-4 shot people. I was thinking about going there after first two kills, but unfortunately always when I got chance to roam, our bot was either dead or their bot wasn't around.
I was somewhat able to win lane trades with Brand and force him flash couple of times. But I should have decided to either pressure Brand even more on the lane or roam effectively instead of doing something between, basically ended up doing nothing.


Here I started very strongly with 7/0/5, but as said I'm not very good with assassins and to read situations and I simply wasn't able to find any opening when we started to group up. Our only real engage was nocturne, but he didn't want to engage with ult. We also had thresh, but that wasn't quite enough.
I tried to wait till fight started before going in, but since we didn't have engage they ended up taking objectives free, while we were just watching in front of them. Then at some point I tried do some crazy dives, since no-one of us didn't engage, but ended up being cc'd and bursted down instantly.
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Eve played well. I played safe. Eve played well -> ganks -> kills. But oh well, that's how I play at adc anyways. Insanely passive, JUST DONT DIE-mentality. That's why I actually loved Soraka pick.
One thing I liked was that I was able to outfarm cait with tristana at lane even before we got any kills etc.


Have been training Kayle this day mostly. Played about 6-7 normals with her. I like her a lot. Heal, nice ult, ability to completely melt down multiple people.
Maybe I just learn swain and only play champs with wings?

Some comments would be nice ^^
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keep it going good luck

also I used to love AP kog mid too but with the assassin meta during S3... need I say more?
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I'll keep it going, but hopefully luck is not needed for rising. Fortunately we are now drifting away from assassin meta, which makes my preferred champions even more viable.

But hey, journey continues:

Learning the Kayle continues. I feel like she fits my playstyle pretty well. I love the control I have by healing and ulting allies during team fights while doing constant damage and also nuking of ppl.
It feel very similar to Anivia. Anivias R = Kayle's E, constant damage. Anivias W kinda similar to Kayle's W, can catch ppl off guard and make important plays during team fights. Anivias E = Kayle's Q, single target nuke. Anivias Q = Kayle's Ult, 4 man stun/4 ults blocked.

I kinda got baited there to bad matchup, since Nidalee was picked first by them and who first picks support nidalee in silver, who first picks support in silver anyways? I was expecting her to go mid, but it turned out there was Ahri pick coming later on.
Well I went fairly even in lane, we went both all in at lv 6, both ended up dying, Ahri wasted flash tho. Suprisingly I was able to roam better than her and we was able to get triple for draven at bot when I went to gank there and Ahri came too late to try brusting down Draven which I had my ult ready for.


I also put my current skillscore of top 20 champs here so we'll see how it develops.
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what site are you using for the skillscore thing?

btw if you enjoy utility mages you should try karma shes pretty good right now and isnt that difficult to pick up
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DillButt64 wrote:

what site are you using for the skillscore thing?

btw if you enjoy utility mages you should try karma shes pretty good right now and isnt that difficult to pick up

http://www.lolskill.net/

It's not absolute truth obviously. But it works pretty well in my opinion. Thing is that if you and other guy have many divisions or even leagues difference it doesn't work that well.
But basically it rates your skill level in every champion based on
A)Your experience with that champion(how many rankeds you have played with it)
B)Your performance with that champion(based on your average kda, cs/gold numbers etc.)
C)Your general game knowledge/skill(based on what league and division you are.)

So for example my friend at plat 1 who have played 1 game anivia and have like 1/7/2 score in that game and awful numbers etc. have better skillscore than my Anivia so it doesn't work there since I probably am better with Anivia than he is.
But it works very well when you klick the "Game" where at least in rankeds everyone's pretty much in same league etc. So there it gives you instant view on who is playing they're comfort pick etc.
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Yeah, I found that site awhile ago, it's pretty amazing even though a Diamond I player can play a champion, get 0 CS and go 0/12/0 and still get 4,000+ skill score because they played a match in Diamond I lol.

I like it though and the global champion stat averages are pretty neat.

Anyways, GL on your journey :P

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