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Which champions to buy first?

Creator: Scandaliche February 26, 2012 1:43am
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Feb 26th, 2012
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Hello everyone,

which champions should i buy first to be able to assume every role but jungler?

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Feb 8th, 2011
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Just buy ones that you like honestly. Get good, and I mean really good, at playing them and you can fulfill practically any role. Other than like, AD carry Maokai or AP carry Talon. Things like that just don't work. :P
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Just keep experimenting with all of the free champions that are always being swapped around on the rotation. If you're very impatient, go to the champions tab in your game client and open every champions' page and click on the little video and see the small preview of each ability and etc. There's always that one champion that catches your eyes ;)
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Think about watching streams too, here you can see champ played from the point of view of the player.
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i havent bought any champs till lvl 30. i found playing the freebies was fun and quite informative to my style of play. thats how ive grown to love Teemo Ryze LeBlanc Dr. Mundo . Free champs ftw!!

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I would recommend buying Annie.
I have played her with multiple rune setups and found the only runes she needs are
1) Magic Penetration Reds
2) Ability Power Quints

If you don't have any IP for runes, that's ok too.

Annie has a very hard CC with her passive stun, and is one of the easiest mages in the game to play.
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Xaioli make a good point about the free champs. You get to experiment with champs of different difficulty curves. A tip I would give is to flip through the champs page in the store and see which ones are "reccomended" because they are the cheapest IP wise, a little easier to play than others, and are all solid in game. Ashe/Annie if you like ranged, Taric is a solid tank/support, and Master Yi just pwns faces. I would start with the reccomended ones because I believe they are only 450 IP each; a couple matches and you can buy a new champ to play.
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Ashe and Caitlyn are probably the simplest AD carries. Ashe has a very easy to use kit, but she's not quite as strong a pick, though she only costs 450 IP. Caitlyn will teach you how to abuse a range advantage and focus on positioning in fights, which is an important AD carry skill, but she costs 6300 IP.

Soraka, Taric and Sona are pretty simple supports. None of them are too expensive. Sona basically just spams her spells, taric is a stun/heal bot and soraka has a lot of strong support spells that she can use from a range. Try out each of them at some point and find one you like.

Simplest mids are probably Annie and Ryze (make sure you know how to build ryze - mana, not AP). Annie has very little mana issues, a classic AP carry kit and good range and burst. She's pretty easy to use and will teach you the basics of most mages. Ryze has zero skillshots and it quite simple to use, but is a little different than most mages. Both of them are inexpensive IP-wise, so you can probably try out both of them.

There are a lot of great solo tops (though at your level, it may be duo top). Just pick a tanky melee champion preferably with some sort of health sustain and you should be fine. Nasus is a pretty safe pick at low levels. Siphoning Strike makes last-hitting quite easy, though you have to make sure you rack up as many creep kills with it as possible so it'll deal more and more damage. Irelia also has natural sustain and a good kit, as well as a last-hitting ability ( Bladesurge).

I hope that answers your question. Trying out free champions on rotation is always a good idea and will help you figure out what types of champions you prefer as well as preparing you for the next time you face those champions on the enemy team.

And above all, if you find a champion you love and have a lot of success with, feel free to pick up that champion. There's plenty of time to buy different champions. If you find you don't like them much anymore down the road, no harm done. You'll have plenty more champions by then.
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I agree with PsiGuard.But on the mid section i would add Brand too except Annie and Ryze.Soraka Janna Taric and Sona are very good supporters but you can play Allistair too as a supporter.If you would like AD carry you could get either Ashe or Caitlyn or Vayne for ranged and Master Yi or Talon for meele.
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I would reccomend Morgana. She is fairly easy to play and incredibly OP.
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