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Building Supports as ADC?

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April 27, 2013 8:55pm
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Meshly » April 27, 2013 8:55pm | Report
No, I am talking about ones like Alistar, who lack range. Or ones like Soraka, who lack cc. I am talking of ones like Thresh or Lulu. They have range (Though Thresh is really short) and tons of cc. It has it's advantages and disadvantages. Advantages bringer more cc to the fight and a lot adc aa more late game anyway. And pairing with another support could prove strong. And disadvantages are they weren't meant to be played that way and lack damage spells for early game.

What do you guys think?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DillButt64 » April 27, 2013 9:20pm | Report
adc thresh is a thing and has been played with blitz, i remember when lulu could be ap but i guess you could build her like an adc but i dunno how itll work out
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Shuru » April 27, 2013 9:21pm | Report
I did ADC thresh with Naut bot today. freaking hilarious.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Satella » April 27, 2013 9:31pm | Report
I used to do ADC LeBlanc, then I went up tiers in ranked and it stopped working. I'll quote something I wrote up:

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Now, you can't just build every champion AD and make it work in a competitive scene; Soraka would be the worst AD carry ever. But what exactly differentiates AD carries from other champions that makes them good at the job? Let's break it down below:

Gapclosing/escaping and overall mobility to aid positioning:
Innate DPS boost and damage augmentation:
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The two other attributes that benefit AD carries are, of course, AD scaling, ability to zone out an enemy, and long autoattack/ability ranges.


Note that all the "good" AD carries tend to have a steroid ( Tristana), high AoE teamfight damage ( Twitch), high upfront burst ( Draven), good chasing/kiting power ( Vayne), or all of the above ( Miss Fortune). Ranged supports tend to lack a lot of these attributes as their kits are designed around supporting. It's a sad truth that you won't be a great ADC if you aren't designed to be one.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by A Chubby Baby » April 27, 2013 9:40pm | Report
Blitzcrank + Alistar bot lane.

Blitz or Alistar goes ADC.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DKitten » April 27, 2013 9:48pm | Report
You can do Janna as an ADC only because she has an innate movement buff and AD steroid that aren't affected by AP scaling. She can also more or less kite with her tornado and ulti.

But she'd probably build attack speed first, since she has a damage boost.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Satella » April 27, 2013 9:58pm | Report
Janna has 475 range. Even Sivir outranges her, and the major reason why Sivir sucks right now is because of her 500 range. Couple this with the fact that she can just steroid a much better ADC, and there's little reason to play her as ADC.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Meshly » April 27, 2013 10:23pm | Report
I noticed Lulu met two of those three factors, and her range is 550. So I guess that could make her okay as an adc. Also if that is a quote, then where was the original post?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Jebus McAzn » April 27, 2013 11:47pm | Report
voyboy plays AS lulu on stream from time to time and destroys people with it
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by StreatRiot15 » April 28, 2013 5:36am | Report
Jebus beat me to it. Yeah voyboy occasionally runs her top and just kinda wrecks everything in sight.
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