: What Makes A Good Top Laner?
If you mean the player, then the answer is knowing most of the match ups. You basically know how to counterpick or exploit isolation. If you mean the champion pick, champion with dashes, 1v1 potential and some form of hard CC pref. If you also happen to scale hard, that's a plus. Jax, Renekton, Riven, Fiora, Irelia, Camille. Those are the most 'go to' melee. Not far from those you can find Olaf, Hecarim, Aatrox, Sylas. If you like yordles (eww), Kled, Rumble. The ranged traditional champs 'go to' are usually Jayce, Kennen, Gnar. The other unusual poke n' cheese picks include Quinn, Vayne, karma, Viktor, Taliyah, Cassiopeia, Lissandra. These are not that common, but when the chance arises, they are just there just to make sure you are not having fun while playing league of legends.
Rioter Comments
Cräfty (EUW)
: A message to all LoL Streamers/Youtubers: Please, do NOT buy Eternal sets and publicize it!
: You want him to be pick/ban in pro play again and get gutted? I'm fine with that. ____________ He's a mindless auto-attack stat-check with a long range knock-up/follow-up slow. He needs a VGU, not buffs.
Hey hey, lets first gut true problems not half ass ones. Let the blue muppet run around longer.
: Volibear
Nope. But it seems he is getting a rework. skins =/= rework vgu
: Why did i get matched against pro players
Try Coop vs AI on summoners rift if you are just going for the first win of the day exp.
: New player free champion selection isn't fair
They could also do the following: Every time you buy 3 or 4 champions that are worth 450 BE, you get to choose a free 4800 champion from the pool. Every time you buy 3 or 4 champions that are worth 1350 BE, you get to choose a free 6300 champion from the pool.
: Totally legit counter argument https://i.imgur.com/Ev0JUNJ.png/nondirect In all honesty though, there's a lot more then Ice-Born Gauntlet that makes Ezreal annoying to deal with, but removing it's ability to be used by ranged characters helps deal with a lot more then Ezreal That being said, I think the item itself is a bit outdated in concept, perhaps it'll get some minor rework, or simply be left untouched like it's less popular cousin Ohmwrecker
I would vote for a minor rework, it gives much more mana than needed, has too much cooldown than needed. I would hit the buildpath most likely to something like {{item:1031}} + {{item:3057}} = {{item:3025}} and the spellblade effect back to 125 base damage for melee as a tooltip. About Ezreal abusing the item or mages abusing the item, by diminishing mana you hit them passively, but then again, the real deal is that it doesn't have "half the effect" for ranged (it would be 15%). That would solve the issue. And as a reference, Riot removed the 35% slow from Trundle's pillar, and they changed to 15% (E level 1). And Trundle is a melee. So why are ranged champions allowed to spam 30% slows with 65 armor, 500 mana, and 20% CDR? i don't get it. Trundle's E at level 1 is 20~ secs before you can use it again. Ezreal can spam at least 5 Q's during that time slowing and doing damage from a safe distance.
: Illaoi's Tentacles interaction with Mordekaiser's ultimate.
I am guessing that skarner's passive is also removed when he gets ulted. Havent tested yet cause there is no skarner players to be seen lol.
: I wish I knew too. They're making Gold 1 an even bigger pain than it usually is. I had a game earlier with this smurf duo who were clearly higher than diamond, and yet people kept trying to duel them. If I see someone is low level, then I'll be extra cautious. They're almost always a smurf, but not all smurfs are created equal in high gold. Usually the "smurfs" are low diamond and they act like they should be able to stomp in high gold/low plat like they did in bronze, so it's not that impressive. They also have a diva attitude to match and will never shut up about how they reached diamond. Basically they're too afraid to play on their account and they're tilted. I rarely come across intimidating smurfs that are truly high elo, but when you do it is so oppressive and just not fun. What I will say is annoying is that they're either boosting their friend or it's a duo that is smurfing together. I wish Riot would remove duos from solo queue for this very reason because smurfs are either "boosting" their friend when they can barely keep themselves afloat, or they're a smurf duo.
Being able to duo kills Solo Q. Solo Q and matchmaking are there to actually pressure the skillful ones. But Duo Q, slaps the face of Solo Q and kills everything matchmaking stands for. I can tell you this: if you see a duo Q, that they look like smurfs (and not the traditional low elo friends that play casually) they are not truly smurfs. The real deal smurf does not need help. Not today, not ever. Those you saw, are butt-hurt diva Q's that failed on their own. That's why they want to snowball every game by going bot.
: So for 9.16, we get... More damage buffs for burst mages and assassins. Pro play focus, again.
Shen fans, Shen casuals, Shen mains, rejoice. They should also buff the ult a tiny little. Cooldown i mean.
: Wait you can cleanse new morde ult?
Yep. You got it right.
: Rito pls buff the ban system
But you need to explain it with words they can understand, like: More Damage.
: Can we re-add what can be qss'd?
You can cleanse Morde's Ult, Cassy's Ult, Lissy's Ult.
Moody P (NA)
: Mordekaiser is miserably bad in high elo
Moody, we need some counterplay with the QSS purchase. Let's not blame it on that one. Now, following your argument about the ultimate stats load, and how he gains extra stats, you are right. When i Ult with morde, i have a small voice in my head that is telling me to kill my target under 7 secs, but that's not the reason why i ulted in the first place. I think that should be put into consideration. He needs some tweaks from the ult into something else.
: Can we look at reworking Black Cleaver into a solo damage-booster instead of an Armor-Shredder?
I am still thinking there should be a ranged and melee handicap tooltip. Cause the only witness we have that testifies there was once a difference between melee and ranged is the Phage passive.
: Weekly fact about the state of LOL game balance in S9
Manxxom (NA)
: Which champion has the best accent.
: pssst kid
Do they float?
: Pyke is a stupid idea
Garen. with. conq. nuff said.
D357R0Y3R (EUW)
: What if we removed %penetration, but made resistances way more expensive?
You can't do that while % damage exists or True damage exists. Those champs would become meta. Botrk users, guinsoo users, self healing users... it would demand a major shift while also making the game slow paced too. Regen would need to be nerfed, vamp would need to be nerfed, lifesteal would need to be nerfed. Champs with executions or shields would be the meta (even more cough). I don't want to even consider that. Riot just needs to actually reduce scalings (AP/AD) a little bit while improving armor items by 10 to 20. and mr items by 15-25 (cause CDR, unless CDR is reduced). Hp items from 50-100. Closely to the vintage items we used to have. We would have longer fights. It would not be so groundbreaking, cause plates exist, and first blood tower still exists too. RNG drakes would sill give extra stats, and red buff and elder buff would still play into relevance. However i would not "remove" % pen, but reduce it a little bit. If it already gives me % pen, then reduce the flat AD or AP it gives.
: Agreed its sad to see my favorite streamers turn toxic because of this game
Except Riste. Credit where credit is due.
: Overall Gameplay of League of Legends
Runes, plates, powercreep, herald, RNG Drakes = S9.
: Top lane (First pick)
There are a selected few choices that you can pick when you are first pick. Other option, is telling the support (even if is a random solo Q nobody) to chose a top lane champion for you, while you select a support for him/her. For this option, you need to buy meta supports, and some mid laners that are taken bot aswell. It doesn't work everytime, but when it does, it does.
Moody P (NA)
: Why are modern DPS picks so bursty?
The Azir example is on point. He doesn't even run out of mana, and everything gives him CDR to spam his soldiers and his dashes.
: What the fuck happened to Swain?
His W delay is more annoying to land, might aswell remove W as a whole. It's basically Xerath's W minus -2.0 and with a janky radius.
: Please make a LAG emote.
And a mind lag one too with a "?"
GigglesO (NA)
: Your title is wrong. Riot's balancing is like trying to patch up a sinking boat with a thousand holes Is more like Trying to patch a ship by adding more holes.
During a storm in the Bering Sea without dropping the anchor.
TakaDama (NA)
: Why is Exhaust so Terrible?
In that specific match-up, Exhaust is useless cause teemo is not a burst type of champion, but a DoT one. Exhaust in general works better against squishy burst type champions that do not have a large range of effectiveness. Aka, even artillery mages have a chance to reduce the impact of the exhaust debuff. Niche summoner, as Moody said. I just elaborated to answer the question.
Abandon (OCE)
: So uh, how long is Mordekaiser going to stay at 53% winrate in top and mid for?
they need to nerf the E range a little. Just like they did with Mr. Axeman.
Rioter Comments
: How come cho'gath never gets invited to play volleyball with the other champs?
: I can't remember the last time I had fun laning top lol
You will need to cherish the moments you did, cause it's gonna get worse.
ShiraZen (NA)
: Imagine the boards wanting to buff trundle but still bitching about zed lmao
Zed is fine. I don't know why the bonus AD on kill was removed from his R. That was supposed to be his snowball window. They should have toned it down if anything not downright removing it.
Moody P (NA)
: Old Galio only useful for flash taunt, new Galio only useful for flash taunt
Galio... The taunt is good... but being there when you need to be there from a screen away? That alone makes Galio worth his weight in gold.
: I am a Nasus player. I've played Nasus since season 2. I've got thousands of games on him.
Made this comment on Tham BEFORE he was even buffed for TOP or gutted from support: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/gameplay-balance/llFpXOXF-so-kench-is-just-a-toplaner-now-right?comment=0006 Read it, chew it, etc. He just invalidates most melee top laners (if not all) and got buffed afterwards. So, yeah, that'ss the kind of North Korea League we have today. Not being dramatic, just being real. On other notes, I am not quite sure why are you picking Nasus top after reaching Plat. There are better picks man. If you are trying to prove something, Nasus and Garen are the worst ways of doing so.
: > [{quoted}](name=Saevum,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EyupKL6b,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-06-17T06:24:41.176+0000) > > When the turret laser meta was alive and kickin', Alistar was using them for tattoos. that's funny
> [{quoted}](name=Corrector1,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EyupKL6b,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2019-06-17T06:25:27.612+0000) > > that's funny That's relative on the Alistar with or against variable.
: What does alistars ult do?
When the turret laser meta was alive and kickin', Alistar was using them for tattoos.
: > [{quoted}](name=Saevum,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=ed1LzOiV,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-06-17T05:37:27.565+0000) > > I don't know why also first turret gold plus plates is a thing. Pair that with first blood and voilà. Chaos. I kind of get first turret gold, because Riot has to have some implementation to prevent the lane switch meta from transpiring again.
Another thing that has been mentioned before (on other threads) is turret destruction. Some champs are just way better at it. See Fiora, for example. Or Cassiopeia, or Fiddlesticks. They just struggle. Darius is another one. Demolition is supposed to cover the issue though. But it should work even _without_ Demolition. If you really want a balanced and competitive oriented setup.
: Why are handicaps such a huge part of this so-called "competitive" game?
I don't know why also first turret gold plus plates is a thing. Pair that with first blood and voilà. Chaos.
: Nullifying Orb Rune, be able to choose to be a Magic or physical shield
Good idea. Just don't make it scale hard as the game goes on. Or give it a long cooldown. like 4~5 mins.
Moody P (NA)
: Volibear VGU can help Mundo and Shyvana too
I would totally dig in for a modern "fire" cloak for Shyvana's W that would inflict 15% grievous wounds to targets on her melee range and a 5% thornmail effect passively against AA's. The fantasy why's behind it: Thornmail effect: Proyectiles ricochet against her Dragon Form Scales. Grievous effect: Spiky skin and armor heated by fire (so it basically goes through flesh like butter). Things like that it's what makes reworks cool. Something RELATED to the champ, how it looks, what niche fantasy they fill, gimmicks, etc. I hope you get a nice Voli rework. I am interested on what will Riot Design Team will come up with. Or we can just #revertVoli.
: My proposal on small Illaoi changes/fixes.
She has good counterplay. It is better to look at which window should riot aim to make it a tad smaller, but still relevant. Like, sometimes, she gets penalized for landind E instead of getting rewarded.
: The hair is not the most disturbing part about Qiyana's design
Moody P (NA)
: Counter effects on items should not be passives
Or They can add a passive cleanse thingy to the heal spell against grievous wounds for like, lets say, 3-4 secs.
Midg3t (EUNE)
: How to counter TK 101!! 1. Pick {{champion:8}} 2. Poke him 3. Outsustain him 4. If needed press W 5. ??? 6. Profit!!
> [{quoted}](name=Midg3t,realm=EUNE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=2QlApqdJ,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2019-06-07T09:28:20.037+0000) > > How to counter TK 101!! > > 1. Pick {{champion:8}} > 2. Poke him > 3. Outsustain him > 4. If needed press W > 5. ??? > 6. Profit!! {{champion:41}} aye! ho yo ho! GP works too. But he is not that popular.
: To all Volibear and Fiddlesticks Enthusiasts
I hope they deliver the terror fantasy theme, the T pose Signature, and the crow related swarm that he is being most known of (insert a twist of fate video addendum here).
: How would you rework Exhaust?
It used to work just fine until everything started to have dashes, blinks and one shots.
: A little worried about one feature of the new Mordekaiser: Clone skills.
I wonder if bard can find meeps in the shadow realm. And just movespeed + stun + journey his way out of morde's grasp.
Antenora (EUW)
: If you want to leave Bronze quickly as a Top laner then look no further. {{champion:122}} {{champion:86}} {{champion:24}} {{champion:75}} {{champion:223}} {{champion:6}} {{champion:83}} {{champion:8}} {{champion:23}} All of these champions have the following in common - VERY easy to play so you get to focus on the game instead of individual champion mechanics - Can be extremely oppressive and difficult for a Bronze player to deal with. - Are decently tanky and can carry. - Can either teamfight or split push extremely well (Bronze players don't know how to deal with a split pusher so it's freelo) - Are most likely to get fed in Bronze due to enemies not respecting you or playing poorly.   {{champion:23}} {{champion:24}} can be flexed into the Jungle also. {{champion:6}} {{champion:8}} can be flexed to Mid Lane.
> [{quoted}](name=Antenora,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=qwEE0x3Z,comment-id=000d,timestamp=2019-05-27T13:14:40.540+0000) > > If you want to leave Bronze quickly as a Top laner then look no further. > > > {{champion:122}} {{champion:86}} {{champion:24}} {{champion:75}} {{champion:223}} {{champion:6}} {{champion:83}} {{champion:8}} {{champion:23}} > > > All of these champions have the following in common > > - VERY easy to play so you get to focus on the game instead of individual champion mechanics > - Can be extremely oppressive and difficult for a Bronze player to deal with. > - Are decently tanky and can carry. > - Can either teamfight or split push extremely well (Bronze players don't know how to deal with a split pusher so it's freelo) > - Are most likely to get fed in Bronze due to enemies not respecting you or playing poorly. > >   > > {{champion:23}} {{champion:24}} can be flexed into the Jungle also. > > {{champion:6}} {{champion:8}} can be flexed to Mid Lane. Add Renekton to the mid lane against other melee and a selected few ranged. He is a sleeper OP on mid.
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