Champs that work well on Dominion
I recently go back into playing on Dominion and I had some questions.
1. What champs do you consider to work well or do good on Dominion? Why?
2. What champs do not work well or do good on Dominion? Why?
3. In your opinion, how are Galio, Soraka, and Karma in Dom? The reason why I ask is I used to play Gal and Sora in it and just recently started playing Karma.
I want to understand this map more and get better at this game mode.
or you can list who you own and want to play, and we can tell you a bit more about each of them
Support is amazing in Dominion. Build actual items instead of g/10 and you will do surprising damage. Karma is great here! On most supports I recommend tanky CDR like Frozen Heart and Hextech Sweeper. As support, you're fast, you're fat, and you can do anything. I gank bottom. I delay enemy caps and heal myself. I bait chasers and surprise them with death. I turn tanks into bruisers, bruisers into bigger bruisers, assassins into bruisers, and carries into not dead carries.
AD carries are hard to play because they need to kite, they need peelers, and they need more money. If you can't count on your teammates to take care of you, pick something safer. The best AD carries are slippery and can function on poorman core builds. Try Ezreal. At higher Elo, AD carries have a better place, as a carry and his protector do more damage than two bruisers.
AP carries have better item choices than AD carries. Since they can use CDR for damage, they can build tanky if they need to. Many of their enemies will be building armor and not quite enough MR. DPS carries like Swain seem to do better than burst carries like Annie.
Fatmages and magic damage tanks can go as far into damage or tankiness as they need and do great.
AD tanks are a rare role. Most of them are officially bruisers but have unusually good crowd control. However, your team often needs magic damage instead. Jarvan is gaining favour if you need an AD tank.
Bruiser/carry/assassins like Jax, Kha'zix, and Kassadin get **** done. These are the most favoured type of champ in the community. Kassadin's ult is broken on this map as it goes through walls that should be too wide for it. The Crystal Scar Aura gives him so much mana regen he can ult and ult and ult and travel all over the map in a short time. Kass counts as a bruiser because the build for him here is manatank rather than pure AP. Because he can.
Squishy assassins are great killers and are slippery. Many travel fast, but even those who don't are such fast killers that they don't spend too much time in one place, like at a bot gank.
Squishy melee ADs like Tryndamere are dead. However, Yi can go AP here.
Super-mobile champions like Rammus and Evelynn (and Kass) also get **** done because they can go where **** needs doing. Please remember to help your team instead of backdooring all the time. Backdooring is to use a distraction or make one, and only works at the right times. Gank bottom, but make sure top is in good hands. Don't restrict yourself from returning top if the gank goes kind of wrong — do not give the enemy time to take top 4v3 if you are not going to take bottom faster.
CC tanks like Malphite tend to do better than soaker-bruisers like Volibear. You need damage, CC, or both.
In general the safest bottom laners tend to be omgwtfsustain! such as Maokai. However, there are some specialty builds like AD Malz and his hell babies. The range of good bot styles is actually broader but sustain is a safe bet. If you find yourself carrying as a squishy zoner/pusher, you're eventually going to get to the Elo where people send assassins to counter you, and you'll have to change.
Here is Sauron's opinion on the matter: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2152948
He has his champ tiers, but also pay attention to his item tiers. Anybody who is good with the best items is going to be good in Dom. That's what makes support so good here. They use CDR like crazy.
Elalya's posse has a tier list as well: http://www.reignofgaming.net/tier-li...nion-tier-list
The links you attached in the post really helped me out! It has given me some perspective on different champs and roles to play as and it has also helped me understand the laning better, when it's good to go snatch enemy towers, and when it's better to just teamfight.
Thank you so much Kiddalee!! I really appreciate it!
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