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So, I have been jumping back and forth a lot with champions lately. I am really just starting to play ranked, and I really do think at my low ELO that it is important to play champions that can make up for shortcomings of other team members. So its nice to look at the FOTM champs, and generally OP champs.

But I always fear that those kind of champs will be nerfed into the ground. I was really tearing up with AP Sion before his AP ratio's got nerfed.

So I was curious about champions that you guys consider REALLY strong, but unlikely to get nerfed. That might be an oxymoron, but there have to be some standby champs that you guys think have a kit that they can really take over a game if played well.

Recently I have been playing a lot of Skarner (mostly in jungle) and find him to be REALLY solid. I even played him solo top one game against a Cho, thought I would get demolished by Cho's sustain, but I kinda demolished the lane.

Do y'all think Skarner will be nerfed in the future? What other champs do you recommend?
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Maokai

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Also, Skarner has gotten a minor nerf recently though. He's not that bad of a champ because his kit meshes amazingly well together.
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The problem I see with Maokai, is that while I do agree that his kit is awesome, he lacks some late-game damage potential, and while with his ult, cc, and tankiness, he adds a TON to a competent team, at LOW ELO, he may be underwhelming with a poor team. I am just skeptical of his "carry" potential.
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He can fit in literally any lane. Including the jungle.

#1 initiations with Twisted Advance.
Chu8 got to close to #1 on the LoL ladder (if not #1 in S1) with Maokai mid. Rabadon's Deathcap, Trinity Force, Sorcerer's Shoes, Tenacity item.

He tanks extremely well with Vengeful Maelstrom and disrupts even better with arcane smash.

Past level 5, he gives no ***** and can farm just as well as a Singed.

I've had people terror ban my Maokai in our inhouses because of how good I play him. Don't challenge the tree, m'k?


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Maokai is ****ing OP. As Lugi said, he can do anything, from AP carry to tank/jungler
I think he's kit is pretty good for tanking: snare, knockback, wards and AoE damage reducer, but his skills get really strong with AP too
Maybe a tanky-AP build can help, but I dont have Maokai to be 100% sure it works
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Kennen.

Cho.

Rumble. (He could maybe get nerfed though.)

Ryze.

Udyr.
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Yorick. I hate Yorick. Especially in top lane. Q_Q

His poke and sustain are crazy, and he has a revive. Also he has high dps. OP, I think so, but he's so underplayed Riot's probably going to ignore him.
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Ryze and karathus i dont think they'll be nerfed anytime soon. Rammus for jungle is all around tanky and fun.

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I don't think Udyr is particularly OP really. He has too many weaknesses, mostly involving being 100% melee with no instant gapcloser outside of Flash. He's definitely strong though.
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Everybody is OP. Better nerf Irelia.

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