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Why is mid lane the solo lane?

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thepantsparty

Senior Member

12-20-2011

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InChrisWeTrust:
i disagree on your ap/ad arguement.
take Talon for example, best burst damage in the game (opinion)


Talon is an assassin, not an AD carry. AD carries are ranged champions like Vayne, Graves, Tristana, etc.


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White Out

Senior Member

12-20-2011

The reason why mid is solo in hon and dota is both rune control and faster ganks from your highest level (sense jungling isn't as common).


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Portsalot

Junior Member

12-21-2011

We have broken the unspoken rule and put two in mid. After killing mid a few times the other team gets smart and places a second player in mid. But normally its too late and mid tower is ready to fall.


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HollowAvatar

Senior Member

12-21-2011

I believe the idea is that since AP characters tend to burst, and scale well with level and farm, you put them alone in the shortest lane. This way they don't have as far to retreat if they extend and can become a strong enough force to affect the adjacent lanes(all of them).

AP solo mid isn't really an unspoken rule so much as a question of general efficiency. It is counterable, but it definitely gives strong benefits to standard team compositions.

AD carry/ 0cs support works well with this because it gives the character who doesn't scale as well with levels but scales harder with farm the most farm, least pressure and added safety in addition to having a stronger presence near dragon in case something stupid happens. Also, 0cs characters are usually chosen because they can do well without farm (which is all donated to the carry) as they have abilities that provide utility without scaling, like sona's auras or janna/alistars knockups.

The Meta is efficient, and didn't just happen by accident, but if you find another viable way that gives different or better benefits to your specific team comp there is no reason not to try it.


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OJShin

Recruiter

12-21-2011

Minions get to mid faster than the other lanes.


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Anarken

Junior Member

12-21-2011

Other question: Why solo top and Duo Bot?
couldn't be solo bot and duo top? ;o


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InChrisWeTrust

Member

12-22-2011

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Because the lane is the shortest. If you send your dual lane bot, they can survive and not get pushed out much easier than if you send a solo bot. Just think about which team would be at an advantage in the case where one team has the dual lane mid and one team has the dual lane bot. The team with the dual lane mid wouldn't be able to pressure the enemy solo as well as the team with the dual lane bot.


See you would think that, however im assuming the team with 2 mid would have no jungler. so there would also be 2 bot and still a solo top for both teams. And since mid lane is the shortest it would be the easiest to drop turrets on, therefore the team with only 1 mid would have to constantly pull teammates from other places to level the playing field (assuming both teams are equal in skill of course) also, its kinda hard for a jungler to gank when theres always 2 mid, all the jungler could do would be help the mid stay alive, which would force him to lane therefore ****ing up his entire strategy and most likely rendering him useless. then bottom and top lane wouldn't have to worry about a gank from the jungle because if he left mid his team would lose it.

It seems like a legitimate strategy.


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Gapiro

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12-22-2011

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InChrisWeTrust:
See you would think that, however im assuming the team with 2 mid would have no jungler. so there would also be 2 bot and still a solo top for both teams. And since mid lane is the shortest it would be the easiest to drop turrets on, therefore the team with only 1 mid would have to constantly pull teammates from other places to level the playing field (assuming both teams are equal in skill of course) also, its kinda hard for a jungler to gank when theres always 2 mid, all the jungler could do would be help the mid stay alive, which would force him to lane therefore ****ing up his entire strategy and most likely rendering him useless. then bottom and top lane wouldn't have to worry about a gank from the jungle because if he left mid his team would lose it.

It seems like a legitimate strategy.

except that presumerably the top would get ganked hard if the other team had any sense and would fall fast.


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