: It's not just the matchup winrates. The lane itself is where the matchups are really fucking bad. Look at the champion matchups indevidually and look at Lane Kill %s and first tower times. There's like a single matchup in top that isn't won at champ select and is skill based -- {{champion:92}} vs {{champion:78}}, with poppy's W timing winning her kill% but Riven's waveclear netting her first tower. {{champion:223}} especially is horrible here, having an average matchup of +30% lane kill over the entire top lane roster. https://na.op.gg/champion/tahmkench/statistics/top/matchup?targetChampionId=92 Just look at this shit. Against Vayne, one of tahm's hardest counters, he still wins in lane with +40%. Renekton is Tahm's worst matchup in-lane, and Tahm is still +17% against him
> [{quoted}](name=PopcornBunni,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Ze7ez0el,comment-id=0001000000000001,timestamp=2019-06-27T07:26:14.719+0000) > > It's not just the matchup winrates. The lane itself is where the matchups are really fucking bad. Look at the champion matchups indevidually and look at Lane Kill %s and first tower times. There's like a single matchup in top that isn't won at champ select and is skill based -- {{champion:92}} vs {{champion:78}}, with poppy's W timing winning her kill% but Riven's waveclear netting her first tower. > > {{champion:223}} especially is horrible here, having an average matchup of +30% lane kill over the entire top lane roster. > > https://na.op.gg/champion/tahmkench/statistics/top/matchup?targetChampionId=92 > > Just look at this shit. Against Vayne, one of tahm's hardest counters, he still wins in lane with +40%. > > Renekton is Tahm's worst matchup in-lane, and Tahm is still +17% against him There are a couple more skill matchups than that. Jax vs Fiora, Renekton vs Darius, Fiora vs Irelia, Akali vs Riven, and Riven vs Fiora.
: I'm not a top laner so I have to ask a question out of ignorance: are there any top champs a player can safely blind pick? Only some of those champs you mentioned are ranged so it's not like this is completely a melee vs ranged issue. The only thing I can think of is to hit the base stats of the problematic champs so they are weaker in the early game. I'm kind of scared riot's answer is going to be rework every top laner until they are all "garbage" designs.
> [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Ze7ez0el,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-06-27T06:18:48.570+0000) > > I'm not a top laner so I have to ask a question out of ignorance: are there any top champs a player can safely blind pick? Only some of those champs you mentioned are ranged so it's not like this is completely a melee vs ranged issue. The only thing I can think of is to hit the base stats of the problematic champs so they are weaker in the early game. > > I'm kind of scared riot's answer is going to be rework every top laner until they are all "garbage" designs. Every champion that you can safely blind pick is busted or cancerous beyond belief. Examples including basically every mage top laner (Cassiopeia, Vlad, Viktor, Kennen, and to an extent Rumble.), as for melee champs it's basically Tahm, Riven, and Jayce. Other than that most matchups you can just get counterpicked and lose lane without jng help.
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: So do that and see where they land.
> [{quoted}](name=MrHaZeYo,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=26zZiJv8,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-06-27T06:14:40.764+0000) > > So do that and see where they land. Every AD assassin is balanced around Duskblade being busted. You have to compensate it being removed somehow.
: > [{quoted}](name=ArcticDragons,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=PzmLv2L1,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-06-05T19:24:23.407+0000) > > {{champion:85}} Is by far the worst (Unless your playing {{champion:2}} ) fuck u mean olaf does well into kennen? if kennen takes phase rush olaf can't be on the same screen as kennen
> [{quoted}](name=DarkTree1,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=PzmLv2L1,comment-id=00050000,timestamp=2019-06-06T00:12:27.904+0000) > > fuck u mean olaf does well into kennen? if kennen takes phase rush olaf can't be on the same screen as kennen Kennen gets hits by an axe and he just dies. Also, Olaf at level 6 just annihilates Kennen if he makes any positioning mistake.
: Melee toplaners weigh in: Who's the most tilting ranged champion to face top?
{{champion:85}} Is by far the worst (Unless your playing {{champion:2}} )
: Toplane (ESPECIALLY low-elo) sucks because well-designed champs like {{champion:164}} {{champion:150}} {{champion:78}} {{champion:68}} get shafted while boring statchecks like {{champion:24}} {{champion:75}} {{champion:58}} run rampant. There are super fun champs up there like Irelia and Aatrox, but for the most part it's babysitting a brainless splitpusher (how is {{champion:23}} still in the game) while the adc that got fed rolls the other team.
> [{quoted}](name=Smurfraka,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=yrqBgA0c,comment-id=000b,timestamp=2019-06-05T07:06:33.595+0000) > > Toplane (ESPECIALLY low-elo) sucks because well-designed champs like {{champion:164}} {{champion:150}} {{champion:78}} {{champion:68}} get shafted while boring statchecks like {{champion:24}} {{champion:75}} {{champion:58}} run rampant. > There are super fun champs up there like Irelia and Aatrox, but for the most part it's babysitting a brainless splitpusher (how is {{champion:23}} still in the game) while the adc that got fed rolls the other team. Wait you think that Gnar, Poppy, and Rumble are well-designed champions? Also, Rumble beats Jax, Nasus, and Renekton.
: Right now, the meta is full of late game champions excelling in a meta where games end pre-30. That shows that the gold influx is off. As well as item synergies being too strong (such as {{item:3153}} + {{item:3124}}). Rageblade has gotten every single one of its users nerfed (Yi, Kaisa, Varus, Kog Maw).
> [{quoted}](name=Disembark,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=4iAiunYE,comment-id=00090000,timestamp=2019-04-02T19:04:12.493+0000) > > Right now, the meta is full of late game champions excelling in a meta where games end pre-30. That shows that the gold influx is off. As well as item synergies being too strong (such as {{item:3153}} + {{item:3124}}). Rageblade has gotten every single one of its users nerfed (Yi, Kaisa, Varus, Kog Maw). I think that the problem isn't with the gold pacing. It's just the fact that Rageblade's phantom hit is broken.
: Talk Nerdy To Me. (Favorite books? Looking for recommendations)
For actual published work Wheel of Time is by far one of the best fantasy series. Also, if you haven't read it already The Silmarillion collection is good. For online novels The Good Student is really good. It starts off a bit slow but it's worth it in the long run. Additionally The Kingdom's Bloodline is good. (Once you reach a point it will ask you for spirit stones but just go to Qidian Underground subreddit to read further.) https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/10286/the-good-student/chapter/115794/chapter-one https://www.webnovel.com/book/9664912305003405/Kingdom's-Bloodline

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