Which APs are viable on Dominion?

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exub3rant

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01-04-2012

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Yuan Shikai

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01-04-2012

I think if you asked which AP's are NOT viable on dom the list might be shorter cause regardless of what some people say about Tanky DPS dominating actually AP rape the guts out of dom with their range when palyed correctly.


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Yaladilae

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01-04-2012

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lbgsloan

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01-04-2012

Nearly all APs are at least semi-viable, even AP Yi. The worst Dominion champions are actually some of the RDPS carries and bruisers.


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Muggsly

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01-04-2012

I have had great success running cass bottom. You can push the lane like a champ and you have insane burst and I can usually cap the opposing bottom in the 1st couple minutes requiring them to send 2 bot which is a success in my mind. You have to build APs differently for dominion or they are too squishy with Cass the 1st item I buy is giants belt. I have also had success running Ryze on dominion because of the utility he brings and his burst is amazing and you can build him rather tanky.

If you have a competent team and a good roamer a good AP is almost essential bottom. The only Bruiser that shuts me down hard is Shyv but I swear she was custom built for dominion. Tanky as hell and can push a wave like no other.


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Altorr

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01-04-2012

check out this thread, forum search is your friend

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=18540131


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Inkyjinx

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01-04-2012

honestly, besides Viegar and Swain which have independent issues everyone is fine.

Viegar and Swain are just... harder.


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evilXkilla

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01-04-2012

Most APs are very situational (but still "viable") which is why it's harder to play them. For example it's difficult to have your stun always ready on Annie, which is very easy to do on SR during laning phase.

Personally i prefer AP nukers that can unload whenever and have some kind of unpredictability to them like fizz. I also love consistent magic dealers and often equip my carries with on hit magic items like wits end/malady/ionic spark and kitas. It's surprisingly effective with the penetration Aura in Dom. You can take any carry with ArmorPen runes and just add sorc shoes and will always deal true on hit magic damage unless enemies get a bit of MR (which is shred by malady anyway).


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Kalarepa

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01-04-2012

1) Ryze
2) Kassadin
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Cassiopeia
Heimer and AP Shaco
The rest of mages.


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Ensign

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01-04-2012

Kassadin is a top pick on Dominion; Ryze isn't that far behind. Both are frequent bans.

Beyond those?

Fizz and LeBlanc are very strong AP Assassins. Some of the best players in Dominion main them. Ahri also seems to have stuck as a bit of a mainstay, and she holds her own.

Janna has pretty good mobility, bursts pretty hard, and generally has a lot of utility. I've been impressed by more than one Janna I've seen.

Cassiopeia is one of the best bottom lane champions, and isn't bad top either. Karthus was also in this category, though I don't see him often anymore.

There are also other half decent AP bottom laners - Malzahar and Morgana are popular, not to mention Heimer - that don't fight terribly well, but control bottom lane effectively enough.

So on the whole you definitely have choices. What you're looking for in your AP caster is likely to be a lot different from what you want in classic, however, which is where a lot of the 'AP's are viable in Dominion' comes from. You need characters that are mobile and fight well on even terms; champions that rely on being a wall of farm in classic don't perform so well here.


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