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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Unusual picks

Posted in Champions | Tags: Ahri Lulu Morgana Vel'Koz Xayah 10,122

  • OtakuSchwi

    Unusual picks

    Hey guys,
    lately i have been struggling to find only two roles to focus on. Everyone i asked told me to find champions that i like and choose role based on that, but that's my main issue, because i like a lot of champions and they are all in different roles. That made me think if some of those "fav champions" could be played somewhere else than you probably see it.
    First of, Xayah. I have never been good at playing adc marksman because of the early farming (top lane is much easier for me since you dont have to focus on two enemies at the same time) and i saw that some people like to play her jungle. Is that still good? I dont mean the strategy where you have support to follow your butt wherever you go, but normal Xayah jungle.
    Next is Vel'koz and Lulu. I won't talk about those too much but do you guys think they could be played top and actually work?
    And then my two other favorite champions, Morgana and Ahri. I remember Morgana jungle being good, but it vanished pretty quickly before i had the chance to play it. Is it still viable? And then, what about Ahri jungle? I mean, her e has been buffed and that combined with her ult, i can see it working, but i don't know about the clear.
    What do u think about all this? Do you think it would be good in ranked too? Any response appreciated~
  • Answers (5)

    Qwerty19 (2) | August 10, 2018 10:56am
    Honestly in my first 4 seasons playing the game I bounced around maining each role until I landed as being a support main. I understand most of the lanes and how the meta is and it helps to try out everything in normals. Honestly thats the only way to find your role and champ pool. I also like ARAM because it will give you random champs you can learn
    OtakuSchwi (1) | August 14, 2018 2:31am
    Yeah, i'm a fan of ARAM too. And true, that really seems like the only way
    gabilucmi (1) | August 8, 2018 8:28pm
    Lulu top was a thing... sadly she isn't as great as she could before.
    If you play , watch LoL Esports for 3-4 seasons , you will find out that she was a pickable champion for top lane. In the past , we got the strategy of buffing for one only champ and let it go cause chaos ( as known as Juggermaw or others name ). Now we have better picks for top lane with much more aggressive play than Lulu. So it's harder to play her and harder to be useful for team so no longer meta.You could learn if you want, to be honest.( I still like seeing people play Lulu top tho but i barely see one)
    OtakuSchwi (1) | August 14, 2018 2:30am
    I have never seen one myself on the rift, but as you say, i saw the lulu top thing alot on videos, thats why i wanted to try :D
    bloodkind | August 4, 2018 12:52pm
    You can do Vel top if you play really really safe... I do a Bruiser TF top and work pretty well if you don't die until 6
    OtakuSchwi (1) | August 5, 2018 8:45am
    That's an interesting pick :D Thanks bud
    ninja8135 (6) | August 3, 2018 7:59am
    Top lane is generally considered the easiest lane, but it is also usually the one with the least impact. Top generally plays tanky for the team fights, where your main job is to soak up damage more than deal it. Additionally, all the champions you like are generally played bot lane, either as ADC or support. Basically even if you wanted to playing these champions top would put your team at a great disadvantage. My recommendation would be to try to learn bot lane. I know you said you hate dealing with the 2v2, but if you want to play these champions them's the breaks. The problem with playing off-meta picks is that they are off-meta for a reason. While they can be useful, i.e. a Morgana junge provides a lot of CC and damage, they usually are lacking in duels and burst. A meta champion like Xin Zhao or Elise will burst you down in a 1v1. Dueling champions are necessary in this meta in the jungle because of the value of Scuttle Crab. It's not that they are terrible, but off-meta will usually lose to the meta. If you don't like early farming play support. You don't have to worry about farm. Your only job is to poke the enemy and heal your ally. Morgana, Lulu, and Vel'Koz are amazing supports in the current meta.
    Sorry to be that guy that tells you to conform, but the meta is the meta for a reason. Hope this helps :)
    OtakuSchwi (1) | August 5, 2018 8:44am
    I guess that's not a bad idea, thanks for taking some of your free time to reply this, it helped a lot ^^
    ninja8135 (6) | August 13, 2018 6:37pm
    If you do insist on playing the off-meta game, you need to compensate by having incredible game sense, especially in the jungle. Know how to most efficiently clear camps, know when to counterjungle (a necessary skill for the off-meta picks, as it will keep the enemy jungler from gaining a lead), and know when to push for an objective. If you take an off-meta top lane, know when to play back to avoid the enemy jungler's ganks and when to push for that tower. In any scenario, you will have to rely on a smart team. These off-meta picks are 100 times more difficult if you don't have a team to communicate with.
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    Hamstertamer (74) | August 2, 2018 9:11am
    Morgana jungle -> playable

    Ahri jungle -> semi-playable

    Xayah jungle -> pretty bad, not a ganker

    Vel'Koz top -> completely suicidal, you'll just get ganked or jumped and feed.

    Lulu top -> Good at being annoying but not much else.
    OtakuSchwi (1) | August 2, 2018 1:38pm
    Thank you ^^
    Prate_k (24) | August 8, 2018 7:41pm
    Lulu jungle -> fun, good ganks.
    Twisted Fate jungle -> op ganks (but easy counter jungled).
    Rakan jungle -> great ganks mid and top.
    Lux jungle -> land your Q's and just laugh (only played 1 game though - was fun).
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