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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Assassin Mid good right now?

Posted in Champions | Tags: Kha'Zix Talon The Black Cleaver Zed 10,961

  • OTGBionicArm

    Assassin Mid good right now?

    Ok, so I've seen a lot of AD Assassins wrecking games since S3 hit, even after the nerf to the league of Black CLeavers.

    My question is, how well do Kha'Zix, Talon and Zed fare at mid now? Better, worse, or about the same as S2?
  • Answers (4)

    Pluckin Penguin (117) | December 25, 2012 12:33pm
    They are still strong choices. They are slightly worse with the Black Cleaver nerf. Lee Sin, Wukong and Gangplank are also very viable in the middle lane even though they aren't necessarily assassins.

    Back to assassins... they aren't very easily countered however, I've seen many wrecked by AP Cho'Gath mid due to his Feral Scream.
    Pluckin Penguin (117) | December 26, 2012 10:06am
    I do too.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | December 25, 2012 7:43pm
    I do. T.T
    Pluckin Penguin (117) | December 25, 2012 7:31pm
    Other reason why AD Assassins seem so strong is due to the fact that some people don't have the caster runes with armor seals.
    GrandmasterD (531) | December 25, 2012 6:54pm
    Anivia, Cassiopeia, Ryze and Swain are probably your best bet against AD casters.
    Pluckin Penguin (117) | December 25, 2012 6:52pm
    Swain performs quite well versus most of the assassins. Similarly, AP Nidalee can out sustain to a certain point in the game.

    Some people just try to out push them with a pick like Anivia, or Gragas, and then they roam around the map.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | December 25, 2012 3:48pm
    Would you say many mages can still make their lives hell before a certain level? IE: Talon generally gets butchered before level 3.
    Pluckin Penguin (117) | December 25, 2012 3:14pm
    Pluckin Penguin (117) | December 25, 2012 3:14pm
    LOLKing also did a post about which win-rates have been affected the most after Black Cleaver change.
    Andarun (5) | December 25, 2012 2:30pm
    Assassins everywhere is the thing now.

    Also Pantheon mid lane is still incredibly freaking awesome, why do people not realise this?
    Pluckin Penguin (117) | December 25, 2012 6:54pm
    I don't know but I feel that Talon and Kha'Zix have much higher burst then Zed. However, Zed can farm from quite the distance with his shadow and shuriken.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | December 25, 2012 4:17pm
    So Zed and Kha'Zix have it better off simply due to their escapes?

    But is their damage on par with Talon or better?
    GrandmasterD (531) | December 25, 2012 4:12pm
    Panth isn't a bruiser.
    Zed is ridiculously strong in mid-lane. Kha'Zix is overpowered as **** atm. Talon works but he definitely has his counters and he lacks escapes till 6.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | December 25, 2012 3:47pm
    My question is specifically about Zed, Kha'Zix, and Talon though, as they are the only "true AD assassins" in my eyes. Pantheon feels more like a bruiser, and Twisted Fate is a mage to me.
    GrandmasterD (531) | December 25, 2012 3:22pm
    Because you can easily play TF and achieve the same thing pretty much.
    Pluckin Penguin (117) | December 25, 2012 3:13pm
    A lot of people forgot about Pantheon, and Riven.
    Funktos (1) | March 6, 2013 7:04pm
    I've gone Talon mid in my level 30 games (not ranked) and come out on top quite frequently. Most APs are squishy as hell. As Talon I always have trouble at level 1-3. At 4-5 it gradually picks up, and by 6 I can burst most people down quite easily. Early game sucks for me because rake does very small damage, but when you have all 3 moves and a level 2-3 rake, most mids will keep their range.

    Just my experience thus far . Rune page isn't complete yet, need quints.
    The defeat was one where I had to go after slapping mid a couple times :(

    I am sure it's different for ranked games, though.
    D34thPhO3n1x (4) | August 16, 2013 8:14pm
    Talon vs Diana ... depends on skill, allot of times when playing Talon I can easily kill a mid Diana and when I'm playing Diana I can also get Talon, but if you are un aware you are f***ed
    BlazeClown | May 14, 2013 5:40am
    Try TALON vs DIANA.. not funny playing Talon at that moment :p
    Nighthawk (684) | December 25, 2012 8:13pm
    don't tell anyone but mundo mid is legit and tbc really helped him + new changes to atma's etc.
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