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Congrats, bud!
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Thanks a lot for the sig, jhoi! :)
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utopus wrote:
Congrats, bud!


Thanks, utopus!

I was disappointed at getting placed in Bronze on my main and while I initially had some good success in moving up, that seems to have come to a halt for the moment with a string of losses.

So making it to Silver on my alternate account is a happy thing for me.

On my main I think I'm going to revamp and solidify my champion picks so I can begin to master viable champions that I enjoy playing in their various roles.

-Top-
Wukong
Lissandra
Renekton? or Irelia?

-ADC-
Graves
Sivir
Ezreal

-Mid-
Xerath
Ahri
Kassadin

-Jungle-
Jarvan IV*
Evelynn
Elise

-Support-
Nami
Morgana
Braum

*I've had a lot of success with Jarvan, but if they do take away the armor buff from his Demacian Standard that is going to make his first clear absolutely awful, so I may need to slot in someone else and that will likely be Vi for an attack damage centric jungler that can get into the back line.

Not sure on a third option at top. I like Irelia, but I struggle with her early game in a lot of match-ups, which is not so unusual for her, but it makes lane somewhat frustrating for me. So I may opt for a certifiable lane bully like Renekton as I already have a number of games with him under my belt and I find him fun to play.

Wukong also has some bad matchups/a somewhat rough early lane, but I find trading with him more intuitive that I do with Irelia, and even if you have a bad lane with him you always have your knock-up to be useful in team fights.

Some things I am going to work on to try to improve my play are:

-CSing
-Trading
-Setting up lanes to push when their are objectives to get rather than just clearing the waves wholesale.
-Warding. Warding. Warding.
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Runes: Armor, Health, MR, Armor Quints
Masteries: 0-21-9

Summary:

Broke my ranked losing streak on this account. Yay!

Opted for full tank Braum discussions earlier in this thread. I felt a lot sturdier as Braum built this way, so I felt less hesitation about jumping in and tanking damage.

Favorite moment of the game was when I came back to lane Sivir and Karma were pressing Miss Fortune at the turret. I walked right up to Sivir and hit her with Winter’s Bite and Exhaust. Sivir tried to get herself and Karma out with On The Hunt, but I got a double Glacial Fissure knock-up on them and MF finished them off with Bullet Time.

All Chat - Sivir: WTF

xD

Mid-game their Rumble got his two magic penetration items and started to do work and their Fiora started to hurt. I picked up Aegis of the Legion and Randuin’s Omen and started work on Frozen Heart to deal with those two threats.

But we weathered their power spikes and had consistently better team fighting which allowed us to pull ahead to victory.

Yes that was a Taric mid. Zed actually couldn’t do much to him so he roamed top and bottom to pick up kills.

Fiora is stupid. Burst of Speed, Lunge, Blade Waltz. Kite backwards from the rest of her team while everyone on your team takes damage. Hope your damage dealers survive. If they do, CC her and kill her once she reappears. Blade Waltz and Alpha Strike really need better counter play options.

Questions:

Complete Face of the Mountain first on Braum or do you start building other things first?
How do you deal with apostrophes through the BBCode?
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Runes: Atk Spd, Armor, 6 CDR + 3 sCDR, 2 Atk Spd + 1 sCDR Quints
Masteries: 21-9-0

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Opted for Shyvana because of Trundle and Lee Sin. Trundle because he steals resistances so I didn’t want to be too tanky. And because I can run Exhaust on Shyvana to deal with Lee if he wants to be an a** and mess with me in my jungle. Plus Shy is a formidable dualist especially with Stalker's Blade - Devourer and Blade of the Ruined King and her Dragon's Descent to get out of Dodge if things start going South.

My team was a little dysfunctional. We went down 4 dragons because everyone ended up getting killed right before it was time to contest for dragon or by getting killed face checking dragon to see if the opposing team was doing it. Le Sigh.

Somehow, despite all that we managed to win every team fight.

Blitzcrank definitely had a helping hand as he had some key grabs which allowed us to fight 5 v 4 most of the time.

Jax struggled against Trundle despite my ganking and killing Trundle at level 3 and then turning around and blowing Trundle’s Flash at level 6. However, Jax was the last man standing after we took out their two nexus turrets (freaking Lee hit me with Smite and then kicked me into their Fountain) and he soloed Lee Sin and one of their other champions while on about 200 health then turned around and finished off the Nexus for the win.

Things I could do better:

Be less methodical? Go help the team tank the tower that they are trying to take with no minions while everyone is on 1/4 health or lower after a team fight and a wave is pushing on one or more of our towers. It doesn’t seem to make the best sense but I seem to have better luck in the games which I go help the team rather than dealing with the encroaching minion wave(s).

Things I did well:

Snowballed myself by picking up four early kills and then started handing off kills to my laners when it was opportune.

Creating chaos and dishing out lots of damage in team fights and getting CC on the right champions to keep them locked down long enough for us to finish them off.
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Revamp three of my champion line-up to reflect who I am actually playing and to try monkeying with some html/BBCode.

Still trying to figure out a third top I enjoy playing, though I could easily draft Lissandra or Viktor for that duty depending on the match-up and the needs of my team.

Jarvan IV has been banned a lot, hence my switching to some different jungle options. He is not banned as much after the nerfs, but you have to be very precise in his first clears to maximize the damage from each of your abilties and use your shield appropriately otherwise he struggles. His early ganking is still great though if you can pull through the jungle with enough health to make something happen. I may experiment with Attack Speed Marks on him and simply back after clearing one half of my jungle as I do with Sejuani.


I enjoy jungling with Jax when my team is already tanky enough. It is fun to jump on enemy champions and explode their health with a Sheen proc, plus he is someone I can use to practice ward jumping.

I'm tentatively adding Tryndamere to my top lane pool as I'd like to practice my splitpushing as the changes to the tower shields should make that a more viable strategy. Also I need to work on pushing champion limits and Tryn is pretty much the king of limit pushing. Will I get a crit? Can I kill them before Undying Rage wears off?



Role Champion
Top
Jungle
Middle
Marksman
Support

3-Apr-2015. Okay Jarvan IV is back in my rotation since he isn't banned out at the moment and he has built in armor shred to deal with tanks. Jax is out. You either crush with him early or struggle late game. If I am going to spend some time getting proficient with a new jungler it is going to be Lee Sin though my god is he hard, especially since as of the last two patches my frame rates have been quite frequently dropping to 20 if I'm am not running on low graphics settings (I thought you said the new rift would be better optimized Riot!!!!!).
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Those champion icons are gigantic, maybe you should use size=50, instead of 150?

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
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LevasK wrote:
Those champion icons are gigantic, maybe you should use size=50, instead of 150?


You are right, smaller does look better. 75 looks pretty good, IMO. Though I'll also try 50.

Any idea how to make a space between my table and the text above?
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VexRoth wrote:

Any idea how to make a space between my table and the text above?


Eh, try adding 1 or more empty lines?

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
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[!br] does the trick. the ! is just there to keep the code showing.
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Runes: Hyb Pen, Armor, Magic Pen, 2 MS + 1 Hyb Pen
Masteries: 21-9-0

Summary:

The Gnar was much better than the previous Gnar I faced. He was really active at hitting me with autos and his Q whenever possible. I only managed to kill him once in lane while he managed to kill me 3 times.

Trundle did try to gank, but Gnar was able to hop out of it or smash us into a wall while in Mega Gnar form.

I had a pretty good lane gank that netted us bot tower and two kill but the rest of their team rotated really quickly or were already on their way over and so we traded them two kills of our own.

Team fights were mostly a loss. Gnar had good timing on his ultimates so we typically traded even or came out at a loss. However, we somehow managed to kill a bunch of them after they took Baron so we were able to make some progress on objectives.

But they returned and our team started an ill advised fight in the jungle that I came into late but had a good angle to ult in on stymying Gnar from doing anything useful. We picked up the out mid turret. Mid base turret and their mid inhibitor off of that, then rotated top, however they were able to defend top turret at that time.

The next time we came back we focused top and won the fight decisively, getting their top turret and inhinitor then taking the nexus turrets and Gnar who had respawned and finally their Nexus.

Things I could have done better:

Make sure all my teammates are accounted for and present before engaging. Had one fight were LeBlanc was somewhere else and one of your peeps got caught out of position so I took that as a cue to go in when I should have just let the team mate who was caught out die.

Hitting ults. Only hit like one that wasn’t point blank this game.

Things I did well:

Watching mini-map to see an opportunity to lane gank and avoid ganks in lane the few times Yorick came top.

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