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How creative is too creative for pvp?

Creator: MoonFever March 18, 2014 2:03pm
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I am refamiliarizing myself with the game after a long hiatus. I was only 13th level when I stopped playing. Now I have come back and am honestly trying to improve my play.

But...

I find myself drawn to play the non-typical. Sure, I still love using Amumu, and am learning to jungle, which is his role nowadays. I have used Caitlyn quite a bit, but straight up AD carry is kind of boring to me. I have played quite a bit of AP Tristana and love it. That is not a normal build for her. I like playing Sion from time to time as a hybrid (I know, bad on top of bad).

Thing is, I am intimidated bringing these builds to pvp. Not ranked mind you. I don't look forward to getting flak from teammates for not picking "top champs" or going standard builds.

So, how much divergence is too much, or am I doomed to bot games forever?
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if you can take the "REPORT THIS NOOB TROLL PICK" every game then just play whatever you want

it is a game
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honestly, you shouldn't care about what your team thinks about how you itemize your champion. As you level further, you'll find builds that work for you - for just about any champ.

Feel free to itemize the champion you choose however you want. So long as you give it your all, and you think it will improve either how you think, or how you play league.

For instance, AP riven would be an example of something that isn't viable. You'd need a lich bane to make use of your AP, and frankly, a lot of the AP would be going to waste, and would not be synergizing riven's true potential.

However, something like AD bruiser jungle blitzcrank would be a fine example of something that's creative for PvP, and reasonable. I've been in several games where people have gone AD solotop fizz, and made it work.
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Haven't been up against an ad fizz yet, how is it?

And yea alot of stuff you learn in this game is from when you play. Experience and general knowledge make you better at this game. Just keep playing and experiment and you'll see how it works out for you.

Exemple for this. Lately ap Evelynn burst got somewhat nerfed since her "e" went from doing magic damage to dealing physical damage. When i saw this i was awww man.... But then i thought outside the box and tried something i hadn't on her before. I decided to build her into a tanky/ad champ instead of the squishy bursty ap champ that im used to and it has somewhat worked out for me so far.

Don't be afraid to try out stuff in normals its how you learn!:D

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Yeah in general just paly whatever you want to play and you'll be fine.
Eventually, when you get to around lvl 30ish you'll be able to tell whether a different sort of build will work on a specific champion based on AD/AP ratios. But I wouldn't worry too much.

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It's the outcome that matters. If you can win games with hybrid Sion, then go ahead and ignore the *****torm that will come - haters gonna hate. Just remember there are 4 other players in your team, if you feed it will ruin the game for all of them.
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Thank you everyone. Now on to perfecting AP Trist.
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Nera wrote:

Haven't been up against an ad fizz yet, how is it?

And yea alot of stuff you learn in this game is from when you play. Experience and general knowledge make you better at this game. Just keep playing and experiment and you'll see how it works out for you.

Exemple for this. Lately ap Evelynn burst got somewhat nerfed since her "e" went from doing magic damage to dealing physical damage. When i saw this i was awww man.... But then i thought outside the box and tried something i hadn't on her before. I decided to build her into a tanky/ad champ instead of the squishy bursty ap champ that im used to and it has somewhat worked out for me so far.

Don't be afraid to try out stuff in normals its how you learn!:D

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tbh i think thats supposed to be the best build for eve right now
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Yea Dill i think that's how most people are building her at the moment. Alot of stuff on this Forum are about building her more ad/tanky. there was a question in the Q and A and if i were to browse around a bit more i'm sure i would find something else.
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Too creative would be going anything that just can't work. For example AP Riven or Zed. You would just be too insufficient to have any fun.

Though as long as you can make it work yourself you can be almost infinitely creative. You can go AP/AS Orianna, tank Lulu, AD bruiser Leona, AP Miss Fortune or Tristana, you can even make AP Caitlyn work sometimes but I wouldn't recommend it.

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