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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Would Ekko make a viable support?

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  • sukinato

    Would Ekko make a viable support?

    As the questions asks, would Ekko make a viable support? I enjoy supporting with non-support champions. I've tried supporting as Ekko recently, it's enjoyable but I don't build it correctly so I can say whether it is viable or not.
  • Answers (3)

    Joxuu (336) | June 4, 2015 1:33pm
    He has too high mana costs to poke efficiently with Q and his kit would be quite limited as he needs to be in melee range to get the full potential out of it.

    This is just my opinion though. I mean it can and probably works somewhat decently but I don't think he is great at supporting.
    FalseoGod (316) | July 2, 2015 7:05am
    I think he offers little as a support, his best CC (the field) is pretty easy to trace, he's too squishy to engage 1v2 early game even with the shield, and he can't really help versus hard poke lanes (he might be able to turn around some hard engage lanes but eh).

    Plus what you said: high mana costs, high CDs. You can try and make some cheesy plays, but against competent players it sounds terrible
    JDEdmo | June 10, 2015 5:46am
    Your question is not direct enough. Do you mean support as in is able to baby sit someone and save them then no Ekko would make a bad support. However if you mean would he be useful in bot lane, then yes assuming your bot lane understands a few things.

    Those being....
    His high mana cost is high due to the amount of CC and DMG he puts out. So he would not be poking as often as say Sona.
    His kit does require him to be in melee so this means that the ADC needs to be able to get in close when needed. Graves Ez etc...
    Lastly Ekko bot would not be a bot lane of 'i am going to let the adc have all the kills' it would instead be 'Lets just kill them'

    Is Ekko a quote 'support'?... No
    Is Ekko good bot lane?... Yes all depending on the lane setup and whos there.

    P.S Build him just like you build any AP/Fighter/Tank depending on how you wish to play him that game.
    Epicmaneuvers | June 11, 2015 1:03pm
    Hey sukinato!

    Ekko does make a good support.

    Right now, his ap ratio's are very high and his passive damage is very high. until it gets nerfed he can out trade pretty much anyone if played properly. Down in bototm lane ekko and a good adc can easily get a double kill at level 3. line up his stuns properly and jump in to half the target while your adc follows up while they are slowed. at level 6 you can dive towers as ekko while tanking the turret since you can ult out, up until they nerfed his w, you could scan bushes with it instantly. but that has been removed. over all, yes, i think right now, ekko would make a viable support for a kill lane set up. Building him with traditional support items would not be the way to go however since he has no buffs or debuffs to throw out.
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