Support Champions Useless in Dominion?

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Mettalknight

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08-18-2011

So from what ive seen in the video of Dominion with totalbiscuit(totalhalibut) (link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jkSa...el_video_title) Not only is blue pilling faster but healing at fountain is also faster.

My question is how are champs like sona or soraka still usefull in dominion?


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Twixiee

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08-18-2011

they're not ^_^


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Mettalknight

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they're not ^_^
Im still curious though if they might be getting an item so there more usefull or something.


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Xienwolf

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08-18-2011

Getting back to your fountain and healing at it might be faster, but every second that you don't have more spires than the opponents is time closer to losing. And matches will tend to be pretty close.


With 2 good support characters backing up 3 well played damage dealers, it is possible to trap the enemy in their fountain, or at least very near to it, by camping at their stairs. Or barring that, you can at least stay AT the spires you are attacking/defending.

Many times in the streams so far, I have seen 2 or 3 people very low on health staying at a spire to capture it, which leads to them being killed when the enemy shows up a little while later. With a support there to heal them while they capture, those people could have lived and held the point.



Minor sustain healing won't matter as much. But large shields and large heals will still be powerful.


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Mettalknight

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Getting back to your fountain and healing at it might be faster, but every second that you don't have more spires than the opponents is time closer to losing.
I agree with you with almost everything except don't forget that money gain is about 2-3times faster in Dominion so you will need to go back every lets say 5minutes to get items due to that huge gold increase.


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Leirkov

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08-18-2011

Keeping their team alive to assist in diving turrets, aiding in capping, etc.

Duh?


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Doom Maggot

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08-18-2011

Supports are going to be useless anyway, remember?


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Archlord Mythos

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08-18-2011

Supports are helpful in keeping your team out and about in tip-top shape, essentially making sure that battles can go in your favor, even if they don't directly add much in the form of damage or CC.

While it's true that recall and healing may be faster in Dominion than in summoner's rift, walking is still the same, and it takes awhile to go all the way back out to where you were, time that enemies could use to take your turrets.

While supports aren't necessary, they could really help, just maybe not to the same degree as other game modes.


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Xienwolf

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08-18-2011

Karma might gain some serious love in Dominion with her "Let us both walk faster" move. That plus a little bit of clutch heal/shield action and people may enjoy having her around.

Of course, Janna with her "EVERYONE is faster" passive still mostly wins in that regard. And she was never much about healing anyway, just an awesome shield with bonus damage and some amazing CC.