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Roaming Support

Creator: Trojan995 March 1, 2011 2:38pm
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While I was watching the CLG/OGB finals, I noticed (and the commentators commented on) the roaming support. I've never in my life seen this in a game, but if the pros are doing it it must be viable. So, I have a few questions about this meta.

1. What should a roaming support do in general?

2. How should a roaming support get leveled?

3. How should a roaming support get adequate gold?

4. What champions are best as roaming supports?

5. Dicuss!
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Taric and Alistar seemed like huge roaming supports in the matches that i witnessed. When they weren't laning it looked to me like they sat in ganking bushes, or were killing some wraith's/wolves (and the like) when possible.

Taric can heal allies, Stun enemies, and lower their Armor.

Alistar can just be a straight up ******* in general :)
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I'm expecting Elementz to move Alistar up in his tier list due to his incredible roaming capabilites.

EDIT: I think that the best roamers are naturally tanky, great without farming, and good at ganking. Maokai and Rammus (aside from taric and alistar) come to mind.
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But Rammus is better in the jungle than roaming. He can still do awesome ganks.
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Trojan995 wrote:

EDIT: I think that the best roamers are naturally tanky, great without farming, and good at ganking.

Not necessarily - they don't have to be tanky. Eve, Shaco, and Twitch can all be amazing roamers. Eve is probably the best, while Shaco should be kept to the jungle and Twitch's laning capability is better than his roaming.

http://www.livestream.com/treeeskimo/video?clipId=pla_614e181d-d663-4cc2-b8a6-c4f32b9819be&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb

Watch that video. The game starts 30 minutes in. Spoink, who plays Evelynn, roams extremely well and is probably the driving force behind the game. TreeEskimo makes a great point regarding stealth champions:

"Every second they're not on the map, they could have stealthed to travel somewhere else. A roaming stealth champ is basically in a state of constant "MIA" and makes the enemies play accordingly."
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Great link Jebus! Roaming stealthers are scary as ****. Get exhaust on them and you got a frickin' ganking monster.
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Roaming support

Udyr is miss... and he has Ghost...
Sigh I'll just sit at this tower then =3

Kassadin is missing
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Akali is missing
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Irelia is about
Singed miss

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On a more serious note Malphite, Irelia, Xin Zhao and Veigar are scary roamers. Things can be fine when they literally appear from a bush and instantly kill someone or at least set them up to die very quickly
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to answer your question

1. support their solo laners by giving them stronger lane presence making it easier to last hit, and help them harass their enemy out of lane / kill them

2. through kills / assists / sitting in brush.

3. they don't need the gold from lane and they can perform while underleveled - which is why they roam

4. alistar, taric, soraka, janna and zilean are basically the only support than can roam, janna being the queen of roaming support.
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Would it be wise to get a gold-stacking item on a roaming champion, such as kage's lucky pick, Heart of Gold, or Avarice Blade? They're not getting many last hits in this state, so it might be helpful.
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no, they don't need the gold which is why they roam

additionally, alistar, janna, taric and soraka should get 0 last hits in lane anyway (except from using skills on enemies like howling gale and starcall)
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