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Thalia's S4 journey to Plat 1 and beyond

Creator: Thalia Kael January 16, 2014 8:03pm
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Ah, now that I'm being placed with the sameish people I was before out of placements things seem much better so far. It's only been one game so I hope it lasts. Had a great team and won as Darius for 28 lp. Pretty good. I doubt it will take long to get plat again with clamping supposedly gone. Two of my teammates were arguing intensly in champ select but I was able to break them up and have them ignore eachother, everything was super friendly and smooth from then on. It's just like how it was when I was plat 4 during pre-season so I assume it's going to stay this way.
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Had time on my hands so I devised a champion roster for Season 4. This is current. Could change at any time. Here we go :


Main Champions ~ Champions that I am skilled with and that I would pick before my enemy counterpart

- Tryndamere ~ Mid, Top, Jungle
- Wukong ~ Mid, Top
- Draven ~ ADC
- Vi ~ Mid, Top, Jungle
- Gragas ~ Mid

These are the champions that I will mostly play throughout Season 4. I consider myself to be quite skilled with them for my level and I am confident enough with them to be able to pick them before the enemy of the same lane picks his own champion (I mostly handle counterpicks). I play Tryndamere Top, Mid and Jungle. In Mid I mostly pick him if the enemy Mid picked a champion that can't stop me from farming or that's a melee other than Fizz and in Jungle and Top I pick him whenever. I play Wukong Mid and top, but mostly Top. If I am going Top and the enemy hasn't picked yet, this is most likely the champion I will play. I take him Mid mostly as a counterpick. I have two main ADCs, Draven and Twitch, but lately I feel stronger with Draven. I will occasionally pick Twitch if the enemy team composition is right but mostly I will go for Draven if I have to ADC. Keep in mind that I usually tell my team that my worst role is ADC during team select. I play Vi Mid, Top and Jungle. Although I RARELY play her Mid, it has happened so I included it there. Vi was my most played champion in Season 3 and I still feel quite strong with her even if I started playing her less often. I'm looking to start playing her as one of my mains again. I occasionally play her Top if I feel like it or if the enemy pick is right, but 75% of the time I take her jungle. She and Tryndamere are the only champions I am confident to jungle with and I will pick them based on the needs of my team. Lastly, I play Gragas in Mid lane. He's my best AP laner right now and I am pretty confident picking him against almost any champion. My ult mechanics have gotten worse though so I have to work on that.


Main Counterpicks ~ Champions that I am skilled with but that I would rarely pick before my enemy counterpart does.

- Vladimir ~ Top
- Darius ~ Top
- Veigar ~ Mid

These are champions that I am around equally skilled with as my Main Champions (in Veigar's case, more skilled) but that I will almost NEVER pick before my enemy laner and will only pick them in certain matchps. I play Vladimir Top. I pick him mainly against fullish tank laners that have very low kill potential and that can't stop Vladimir from pushing, farming and killing them without heavy jungler help, such as Shen, Singed and Malphite. I play Darius top as well. He used to be one of my Main Champions but lately I've been getting counterpicked and rendered weak far too often to keep picking him before the enemy picks. I play him in many many many many many matchups, but I can't manage with certain enemies, such as Renekton and Kayle. There are certain matchups where I will pick him to specifically counter the enemy, like Vladimir or Poppy, but he's more of a "I don't want to be counterpicked" champion than a counterpick champion for me. I included him here because I will almost only pick him after the enemy. I play Veigar in Mid. I consider him to be one of, if not my best champion in SoloQ. The reason I didn't include him in my Main Champions is because I will 95% of the time get hard countered if I pick him before the enemy. I play him against most mid matchups but there are certain ones where I can't manage ( Zed, Kassadin) so I will only pick him after the enemy picks and if he picks a non-counter.


Testing Champions ~ Champions I want to test out and see if I can play as a Main

- Swain
- Irelia
- Xin Zhao

These are champions that I want to test out in 5+ matches to see if I can play them good enough to main them and if I can carry and/or win with them. This is like the tryouts for my Main Champions and it shifts constantly. For example, Wukong was in this section until a few days ago until I played matches with him.
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I'm sort of bad at xin, Irelia requires farming for a while before annihilating everyone, Swain just needs 6 to win usually. Your picks are actually relatively decent

Basically how I play LoL
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Update 1 :

So far I'm 4/0 outside of provisionals, so it's going quite well as you can see.

I'm also 8/1 with my roster champions, which is pretty cool.
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Update 2


Big loss streak, however most of them were just trolls and bad supports. I could have played better, but I would really like to think I was not our weak link in those games. I forgot to screenshot one but it was a loss as Darius, partly due to me playing bad and losing to Lissandra and partly due to an Olaf that would just run around not listening to us and starting really bad skirmishes. I also forgot to screenshot an Ezreal loss where all I remember was a raging Vi, a 1/7 Nasus and a raging Leblanc.
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Update 3

Won a few more. Shen used to be my best and main champion and is still my favorite champion but I haven't played him for a long time because I 1- stopped trusting teammates (he has to sacrifice his own laning to help his team's, which will more than pay off with a good team but will be a huge disadvantage if your team can't do anything with it) and 2- the top laning champions and meta changes for a while have made my Shen top laning hard (Nasus, Riven, Shyvana, Mundo). Have been wanting to get back into him for a while and OTG talked to me about him so that reminded me and I gave it a go. Went pretty well on my part. He's still probably one of my top 3 best champions (not most played or most won champions, but best mechanics and knowledge, etc.) and my favorite skin in the game is on him (Yellow Jacket Shen, don't ask me why, I don't even know myself, it's actually a pretty boring skin when I think about it) so I think I'm going to play him a bit more and depending on how things go I might main him again. Also with 3 wins in a row now I'm confident that my losses from before were just bad luck / random bad playing.
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Seriously? The game before I was 7/0/X as Shen before the last fight and lost because of my ridiculous team, including a double digit death Orianna and now this? I had Shyvana at 1/7/1 in lane and then look. At least half of my games so far had either had ridiculous people / afks / trolls and it's making me quite annoyed to see everybody else climbing while I have this
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2 instalock mids?

Wukong suicides at level 2 on Nasus, giving him doublebuff and 100 armor at level 2?

Botlane dying and dying?

Both instalock mids quit the game?

Yeah, I think I'm buying mana regen and running around the map.
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That looks like a bad game. You didn't feed enough...you should improve on feeding the other top laner.
I main...the entire top lane.
I miss: Tank Rengar top, AD Nidalee, Mash Keyboard Ryze...the OPs
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I can't catch a break...


"I'm not ganking for you because my duo wanted top"

"WTF why did you pick Karma you inbred american black handicapped person I would rather have a **** come out of my vagina than you"

Okay then, I guess I'll just jungle with you =)

Was funny, I got the entire enemy team to report them for verbal harassment. They said so many things like that all game.

Oh yeah and I forgot how our Blitz dc'd for 15 minutes straight (until the end of the game) and the duo still wanted to report me over him
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