Sauron's Guide of Random Dominion Tips/Tricks

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Sauron

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03-28-2012

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Are dual penetration marks really useful for anyone on dominion ?
Can't imagine any instances where they're more useful than single penetration.


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Darmival

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03-28-2012

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Can't imagine any instances where they're more useful than single penetration.
sigh, ive bought 5 of them runes for no reason. Q.Q i hate sauron


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Vsin

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03-28-2012

To be fair, Dual Pen runes are less useful than anything in 99% of situations.


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Orphane

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03-28-2012

Unless it's sexy time

I know you were all thinking it.


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Darmival

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03-28-2012

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To be fair, Dual Pen runes are less useful than anything in 99% of situations.
ah well. might as well finish the set of 9. lol.

i figured dual pen would at least be good on like Kog/Kayle/Akali/Mundo >.<


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ricklessabandon

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03-28-2012
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The most important thing to remember about playing in high-level Scar games is that you always cast your offensive Summoner Spells on Sauron.

Always.
but what about when he has cleanse?


@sauron: wonderful guide!


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ricklessabandon

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03-28-2012
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Can't imagine any instances where they're more useful than single penetration.
ad ezreal and (standard) miss fortune like them for their ults--ezreal more so since he'll more likely try to use it as an execution ability.
if i know i'm going to get last whisper early i'll sometimes use d.pen runes and pick up sorc shoes to go along with them. sometimes.


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Sauron

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03-28-2012

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ad ezreal and (standard) miss fortune like them for their ults--ezreal more so since he'll more likely try to use it as an execution ability.
if i know i'm going to get last whisper early i'll sometimes use d.pen runes and pick up sorc shoes to go along with them. sometimes.
Interesting, whenever I use Ezreal's ult, it is just as a team fight starts so I have full stacks of the passive without having to burn my W -- get to save that in case a tanky derps decides to focus me. Of course, I'll W right away and then save the R if we have lots of autoattackers; but we usually don't. In both situations, I'd choose to go straight ArPen over dual because penetration becomes exponentially more effective the more you have of it right up until it reaches the target's current armor, and you're having to fight against natural armor gains per level.

Ezreal's ult will often appear invisible to enemies when fired at them from across the map, so its not like using as an execution or cap-stopper is bad. I've actually seen AP Ezreal do well the few times I've seen him played on Dom, but AP Ez players are simply very rare to come by.


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TakinTheHeat

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03-28-2012

It'd be nice if Ez's Q did magic damage if you were getting mainly ap or physical if you were getting mainly ad. That's the only reason I don't like ap ez, but it'd be weird with lichbane supposed to be physical.


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ricklessabandon

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03-28-2012
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I'd choose to go straight ArPen over dual because penetration becomes exponentially more effective the more you have of it right up until it reaches the target's current armor, and you're having to fight against natural armor gains per level.
last whisper slightly devalues the effectiveness of flat armor penetration, and picking up sorc shoes slightly increases the effectiveness of the m.pen you get from d.pen runes. both of those combined can make d.pen runes worth picking up (over going pure a.pen) if you know the opposing team will likely stack armor and ignore magic resist. depending on the champ, of course.

that's why i mentioned in my post that i'd sometimes run them if i'm getting last whisper early and also getting sorc shoes. it's something i'd do in a team comp that is heavily physical in terms of damage output.

unrelated, when i play ezreal in a dominion game, 9/10 times it's going to be ap ezreal. effectiveness aside, he's just way more fun that way (in my opinion). turns out that it can work out really well, too.