Looking For Good Solo Top Champions

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Xchronical

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12-28-2012

Hello Fellow Summoners,

I've been trying to figure out who are the most viable solo top champions at this moment. I really don't know the answer to that question. I have played many champions on the top lane, but my most successful ones have to be Darius, Wukong, Gangplank (who I don't feel is viable at this moment), Malphite, Pantheon, Talon, and Tryndamere. I would greatly suggest if you have any thoughts on the most viable champions to play solo top and if you could include any explanation as to why I would be greatly appreciative.

Thanks in advance,
Xchronical


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Grizzlier

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12-28-2012

Out of your line up the best would be darius, wukong, and pantheon. Darius is simply a strong bully type champion that is great at getting cs and denying his opponent while easily securing kills if a jungler ganks or by himself depending and harrassing anyone who tries to cs.

Wukong is a great top for his ease of farming and surprising amount of damage for harrass basically for free with your clone. His ult is good in team fights.

Pantheon is one of the best tops because he has high damage harrass with his spear throw that's auto lock and his jump stun plus aoe that does a lot of burst damage. Global ulties are so useful it's ridiculous and pantheon's is no exception.

The rest of your arsenal is decent for top but usually allocated to a different role. Malphite, tryndamere, and even gangplank are usually used in the jungle. Malphite is usually in the jungle because he doesn't do a whole lot of damage against the heavy bruisers of top lane and is just slow at cs and he can make good ganks.

Tryndamere is in a similar boat because he has an awful early game before ult with like 0 moves and needs red to survive.

Gangplank is a risky character who does insane damage but can be countered relatively easily.

Talon is usually sent to mid to counter all AP champs with his silence and at top he's very squishy against bruisers.


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BigWenus

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12-28-2012

Try Vladimir or Lee Sin.


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PwningPoro

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12-28-2012

i recommend you try a ranged top as well like nid or teemo so that you can counter other tops like gp darius.


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Jorgo Jargon

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12-29-2012

Vi is uber on top lane, especially against darius. Check out my video on youtube. I've posted my build in the description. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqjmmmrrypU


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Flamezthecat

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12-29-2012

I actually use Teemo and Evelynn top, but if you are not practiced with them I would not recommend it. Both are great turret farmers, and that is what you would be doing for the most part, unless you go against someone like malphite or GP. I play Evelynn as AP top lane, maxing her ravage first because it does a surprising amount of burst early game and once you get your ult, her combo will leave any top laner at half health. If there are already half health with ignite they are dead.


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12-29-2012

Lee Sin, Cho Gath, Riven are probably my favorites right now for top.


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ifeelsmited

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12-29-2012

i play jax top lane but am still low lvl so I dont know if hes viable as players get more exp. but as of right now i totally destroy people


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Xchronical

Member

12-29-2012

Appreciate the thoughts so far, taking them all in to consideration.

Xchronical needs moar thoughts!


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12-29-2012

Rumble... You can never go wrong with rumble he is really powerful if you know how to control his heat.


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