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Different kinds of Mid champions?

Creator: E1nHaNDer February 24, 2013 2:18pm
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I'm very into playing mid and I'm just wondering what are the different types of mid champs, their pros, cons and roles for team fights.

I'm sure there is a burst-er and an assassin, but I'm probably wrong.

Can someone clear things up?
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in my oinion mid has some of the most varried champ possiblities in the game.

but generally there are a few specific types that go mid..

there is the tradional AP Casters - they usually do massive amounts of magic damage and are the higest damage dealers after the ADC, these guys tend to be quite squishy and generally dont have escape mechanisms - think of Brand for example.. they will usually have some form of displacement skill like stuns, roots etc.

then there are the anti casters - Talon is the best example of this - they are high damage dealers who are designed to mess up squishy AP Mids they will usually have Burst, some kind of silence and often have teleport or invisibility skills.

there is a new trend (i think its new) - of ad bruisers types going mid like lee sin, jayce etc.. they typically have the tankyness to deal with the Burst and because they are made for dueling 1v1 they can bully the squishy champs mid. i have seen some JAX's mid.

one of the reasons i think a lot of assassins go mid now is because it allows them to gank top and bottom frequently and i think the new items made AD assassins better... but better players should comment on that

then there is RYZE! HE IS AWESOME!
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Each champion has its role, but they do tend to fall into a few catagories.

As boythinks said, its a very varied lane. Usually AP characters are most prevelant, but AD assassins have always hung around ( Talon and Pantheon most prevalently) but recently AD bruisers have made their way into the lane. I can't personally say too much about it except that jayce and j4 can work. The one time I went against a Lee Sin mid, i was 6-0 by ten minutes with Lux, but one example does not a proper sampling make. Minion counter ftw.

There are some tanky mids that can take a serious beating while still dishing out some good damage ( Cho'Gath, Galio Swain, Ryze (and in the case of Ryze, incredibly tanky, and INSANE damage all at the same time, at the cost of pretty short range spells)).

Thera are single target nukes, champs that are designed specifically made to seek and destroy a single high priority champ within a teamfight (the best example of this type is LeBlanc, but other champs like Kassadin Akali and Veigar also fit)

There are high AOE damage champs that just blow up entire teams (examples here would be Brand, Viktor, and Kennen)

There are CC crazy champs that can move whole teams around and control the pace of a fight (prime examples would be oriana, Anivia, Annie)

There are assassins that jump in and clean up a fight, usually amazing chase champs (easy to find here, Fizz, Akali, Katarina)

AD assassins are also pretty common, Talon has been a popular counter mid fix for awhile, Pantheon and Kha'Zix are pretty popular.

All these champs have their place within certain teamcomps. Not all champs fit with all comps, and there are absolutely champs you should NOT play against others (example, if the enemy team picks Ryze, Kennen probably isn't the champ you want to play if you want to have a good time).
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Both of the above responses are well written and right on target. Can't say I have much more than they have said. Just remember to try before you buy! :)

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