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Best Top Laner?

Creator: NicknameMy February 4, 2012 9:09am
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I'll beat Olaf top as Poppy.

Best tops in order, from experience and my opinion:

1. Renekton
2. Shyvana
3. Jax
4. Poppy
5. Trundle
6. Dr. Mundo
7. Riven
8. Tryndamere
9. Nasus
10. Warwick
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Renekton is grossly overrated in my humblest of opinions. Sure he wrecks face in the early stages, but at what price? He is quite frankly borderline useless lategame, only performing as a tank (and not even a great one at that).


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Olaf probably beats Poppy simply because he can poke her with his Q repeatedly and get sustain off of creeps. Poppy doesn't have much of an answer to that.

And yes I know its a necro thread but its not like Poppy and Olaf have been changed since then anyway, so why not?

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Olaf probably loses to Poppy simply because "(reasons that Olaf should beat Poppy)"

What?

I think you swapped some things around. Also, despite Xiao's success, most Olafs will beat Poppys 'cause that passive doesn't mean **** to Reckless Swing.

I'm starting to like Trundle top with all the tanky tops being strong and Subjugate completely bonking their stats off.
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For overall usefulness?

Shyvana > Mundo > Renekton > Zac > Nasus > Trundle > Jax

everything else is pretty niche, a lot of things can WORK, they just arent as good as the ones mentioned above
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In my opinion there will never be a "best" top laner. There are several to fill certain requirements or roles that certain team comps need. Dr. Mundo, for instance, is an unstoppable tank. He's dangerous to even be around at cap and is not something you want in your face. Then you have champs like Wukong. Wukong sucks against most top champs of this meta(that's also another thing you have to consider as well; What's the current meta?). But, Wukong's ultimate has ridiculous AD scaling and can shred a whole team very quickly if used correctly.

So really, I guess my answer is: There is no "best" top lane. Just powerful picks vs the current meta and the opposing comp.

Personally the man with the axe is my favorite.
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I say Soraka.
Q: Fast Lane Clear.
W: Heal+Armor.
> This will allow Soraka to outlast enemies in lane while harassing them.
> The bonus armor this gives + the bonus MR she gains from her passive allows her to mitigate damage.
E: Silence+decent damage
> She can pretty much outtrade casters with her E.
R: Global Heal
> The best part of all, she can gain assists & help allies from anywhere in the map without practically moving. And thanks to being in a solo-lane, she can gain access to this skill earlier than when she's in bot.

Her mobility or lack of it & her squisheness are her only disadvantage making her an easy prey to enemies with gap closers & fast bursters which can be fixed by caution & proper positioning.
To counter ganks, she'll have to ward the blue buff bush, the bush beneath baron's camp, and the bush beneath the enemies turret.

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3 threads in a row this guy is going on a Soraka rampage.

@GeekNeff: I beg to differ. Take in every possible variable that comes into play and one will come out that is good enough in each aspect of the game that surmounts every other pick. Right now, that comes with the name Shyvana on it. But that's just right now.
And don't even bother with the 'she is countered by x and y' because her benefits for the team heavily outway the cons even when countered, because she can just farm the jungle and play it safe until unleashing the dragon. This coming from a dude that loves to run Olaf against her because I poop on her early and often, but if I don't do it hard enough late-game she's gonna dive my ADC regardless and live to tell the tale most of the time.
But hey, just my opinion.

@H4xDefender: why no Olaf top? Not as good as jungle, but still, he is good against every one you listed except Dr. Mundo, Renekton and Trundle.
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@luizdeh: I guess you're right about Shyvana right now. But I bet you if she stays on top for too much longer, Riot will bring the nerf-hammer down on her XD
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I think Jax is the best Top laner because you can Play him full ad, hybrid, offtank and Tank so with Jax you can Counter much Top Laner and you also can carry the game with Jax when he's not fed. :)

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