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Could someone teach me how to AD carry?

Creator: seighin February 18, 2013 6:54am
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My main account is just ****(i bough all kind of ****ty champions i though were nice but now i want to main ADC) and I decided to create a new account(EUW). I did not level up the account yet. I am looking for advices, What ADC I should master first? Some positioning tips, I cant seem to get it right. My last hitting is avarage, usually i get abut 70 at minute 10. My IGN is Séighín(EUW)

I own only Ashe for the moment, I'll soon charge my account up with some RP. But firstily i need to know wich carries i should start with. I supposed Ashe and Ezreal are good choices. I do own PBE accounts so I know a bit about every ADC but I cant really decide wich one to buy and master first. Thank you.
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The top ADs right now are Miss Fortune, Twitch, and Draven. Cait, Graves, Ezreal, and Varus are a close 2nd.

The reason they are so strong is their late game teamfight stage AND laning phases are both some of the strongest. Twitch has the highest level 1 burst from anyone with his Expunge, if you can get a few passive stacks on someone. His ult also lets him be one of the most devastating AD carries in team fights. Miss Fortune is an incredible lane bully with her Double Up and her ult is devastating in fights. And Draven, in lane and in fights, does like 2x the damage as most ADs if you are good at managing axes. You can literally three hit anyone level 1.

I'd recommend, however, learning Miss Fortune and Graves first, and maybe Ezreal, as they are probably the easiest high tier ADs to learn. Just remember, MF's ulti is channeled so don't use it when you are standing close to enemies if it can get canceled. Try to stand back or over a wall in fights when you use it.

When you get better at mechanics, you can start picking up Twitch and Draven. You have to really be good at managing position and micro (in specific with Draven) with them, though, which is why I recommend waiting until later to learn them.

As for mechanics, you generally want to have around 100 CS by 12 minutes (usually a little more) as a rule of thumb. Your CS isn't bad but it's ~20 lower than you want to hit for at that time. Just don't auto attack -- focus on the last hits, and when the creeps get low enough right click or A-click them to get the last hit. You should try running some custom games and just work on last hitting every minion without any pressure. Once you do face pressure, however, don't zone yourself from the creeps as many people do. Don't be scared to last hit, and if the enemy AD is in range to harass you, chances are you are in range to harass him.

As for positioning, you generally want to stay far back in teamfights until something is initiated, and then start dealing damage to priority targets (AD and AP) if you can. If a tank/tanky DPS is in your face, try to get your team to peel them off for you but constantly kite them (run away and attack them in between steps -- you can do this easier by right clicking away, then shift+right clicking -- it will make it automatically attack the nearest target -- then right clicking away again) until they get low. A common misconception in lower Elos is that if an AD is not hitting the AP or AD carry, they suck. This is true to a certain extent, as you want to be focusing primary targets always if you CAN, but oftentimes this just doesn't happen. As a result, make sure your team has some peel (champions that focus on CCing whoever is trying to kill you) for you if you aren't an AD that can hold for their own (Ezreal, Ashe, and other ADs with a form of CC or a blink usually don't need much peel).

Those are the basics of AD, unfortunately I'm not on EU so the most I can really help you is through here. Keep in mind, though, especially if you haven't leveled the account up yet, and especially if your main is level 30, you should probably stick to your main. It may not have all the champs and runes you want, but the leveling process is tedious and the matches you will get at first for a while won't be much of a challenge, and as a result somewhat wasting your time if you want to get good at ADc. If your main has some champs you don't want to play, that's fine -- just play, get IP, buy RP, and get the ones you do want. You have to do that on your smurf, anyway. You can also use the refund system if you want -- you get 3 refunds -- but I prefer to save that for skins, as in game currency is much less valuable than refunding actual money.

If you have any other questions feel free to post them here or PM me, and if you want some help with AD you should try joining the MOBAFire chat room in-game and asking for help -- there are always people willing to help out.

Good luck, and have fun!

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Wrath more of less got it but I'd disagree with top ad's

Miss Fortune, Ezreal, and Caitlyn are the top AD's right now, I'd put Draven and Twitch at a close second with Varus being a niche pick
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Since the W nerf Ez is still strong but no longer top, and Caitlyn is overly dependent on her support to do well. Draven and Twitch are both common picks and bans in high Elo and tournaments. Their laning and teamfights are just way too strong.

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I've been seeing a lot more Vayne's winning lately too. Is she gaining popularity, or am I just unlucky?
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She is just as good as she always was, not gaining any popularity. Her laning is weak but if you can make it past that she is a monster late game.

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maybe it's just me but I don't see Twitch being picked or banned in many high elo tournies, besides when Zuna plays him and wrecks and then they ban him lel.

I would say MF and Cait are the two best atm, since when did Varus become noticed? :o


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He's never been overly popular but always strong, and some Challenger guy got up by only playing him recently =o

Twitch was almost always picked in the LCS last week, or banned, and he is such a big lane bully. He's also pretty commonplace in high Elo soloq, you should watch some streams and you will notice. Still not as commonly seen as MF and Draven and Ez, but just as strong or even stronger.

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Here's my opinions:


Draven: OP lane phase, requires very little effort to outdamage most lanes. Falls off later, and is risky in team fights.

Twitch: Has a pretty strong poke and disengage for himself Is great in team fights, but if he's behind he feels really lackluster.

Caitlyn: Awesome if ahead, sucks *** when behind. I agree she's too support dependent at times, and many people fail to abuse her range. I generally avoid people being Cait on my team because they often fail. Boss splitpusher though.

Varus: has always been strong. Everything about him is strong except his lack of mobility. He has a great early game, late game and team fight, he just sucks at moving.

Miss Fortune: A little OP right now. Teh damages. Falls off though when everyone has Warmog's Armor.
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Draven doesn't fall of AT ALL in fights, you cray?

Twitch does indeed fall off a bit if he's behind but it's super hard to be behind with him, his laning and fighting is just too strong.

Everything else I agree with.

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