Why is support role so boring?

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NeonChinchilla

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04-21-2012

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Originally Posted by Gurei Fullbuster View Post
Because buying nothing but wards, gp10, and aura items (also boots obviously), dying instantly if focused, not being able to do much dmg, and not being able to carry games is not fun.

Idk about other people, but deciding what to buy is one of the most fun parts of LoL.
because supports have items set in stone? support has its set of situational items as well as any other role (frozen heart, zeke's, WOTA, soul shroud, aegis, etc.)
getting a philo and HoG and boots are core on any support sure but what role doesn't have a core?
AP: lemme get a rab, sorc boots, and 2 dorans rings every game


supporting is fun but a lot of players suck at it and declare it unfun. its drastically different from any other role aside from maybe jungler.


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BuzzJack

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04-21-2012

Saving your low hp kog, from a lux ult, with lulu's ult, and having them survive with 30 hp, is pretty satisfying.


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Grigorian Tutor

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04-21-2012

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Originally Posted by Gurei Fullbuster View Post
Because buying nothing but wards, gp10, and aura items (also boots obviously), dying instantly if focused, not being able to do much dmg, and not being able to carry games is not fun.

Idk about other people, but deciding what to buy is one of the most fun parts of LoL.
Only buy wards and 10gp yeah so? Every roll is forced into certain items at that level of meta-humping, and not want to play is support because your not the one getting kills and dishing out dmg is just small minded. Like saying nobody should play goalie, in football because it's not fun.

I like stratcaft my self so I play tank a lot you get to make decent gold if you gank well, buy lots of items, and are forced to adjust build a lot to counter. To me tanks and support are very similar, your there to cause disruption, to create situations, and to keep carries alive. In many way you are engineering the fights more so then the carry, as tanks make ganks and initiations happen and supports with good CC, become the next line of tactical reinforcement.


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XxWizardxX

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04-21-2012

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Because you're being told what to do all the time and no matter how good you do it, if someone else fu*ks up, it's your fault.
This is about supports, not junglers.


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Gurei Fullbuster

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04-21-2012

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Originally Posted by NeonChinchilla View Post
because supports have items set in stone? support has its set of situational items as well as any other role (frozen heart, zeke's, WOTA, soul shroud, aegis, etc.)
getting a philo and HoG and boots are core on any support sure but what role doesn't have a core?
AP: lemme get a rab, sorc boots, and 2 dorans rings every game


supporting is fun but a lot of players suck at it and declare it unfun. its drastically different from any other role aside from maybe jungler.
Supports DO have items set in stone. Aura items, gp10 items, or bust. My point is you don't get to buy items YOU want. Supports don't buy Frozen Mallet. Supports don't buy Banshee's Veil. Supports don't buy Atmogs. Supports don't buy Trinity Force. (only exception is Rabadon's, but that is the ONLY exception)


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KitsuneInari

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04-21-2012

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Supports DO have items set in stone. Aura items, gp10 items, or bust. My point is you don't get to buy items YOU want. Supports don't buy Frozen Mallet. Supports don't buy Banshee's Veil. Supports don't buy Atmogs. Supports don't buy Trinity Force. (only exception is Rabadon's, but that is the ONLY exception)
AD carries don't get Trinity Force. AP carries aren't building Frozen Mallet. Bruisers do not generally build Rabadon's Deathcap.

ALL classes have their items limited by what's optional for their role.


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EzraTwitch

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04-21-2012

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Originally Posted by Gurei Fullbuster View Post
Supports DO have items set in stone. Aura items, gp10 items, or bust. My point is you don't get to buy items YOU want. Supports don't buy Frozen Mallet. Supports don't buy Banshee's Veil. Supports don't buy Atmogs. Supports don't buy Trinity Force. (only exception is Rabadon's, but that is the ONLY exception)
No, they really don't, hell even the support role isn't set in stone, A lot of characters can support well that don't even qualify as support (Annie) you just have to build different items (For instance support Annie goes Kris>DFG>Wota/Abyssal for gold per 10 and auras instead of a 30 minute Rabadon).

That being said certain types of Items are needed for each role.

Carrys need AD
Mages need AP
Tanks need Resistances
Supports need gold/10

Support Annie.
Revery, Soulshroud, DFG, Aegis, Abysal, Zhonyas/WoTa Depending.

tanky, 40% CDR, extra nuke that scales independent of AP, ****s Auras.
Always Stun never die.


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Coition

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04-21-2012

It's not boring it's more frustrating.
whilst a support is an important part of your team, they can't 100% carry every game
you have to rely on your teammates a little bit and trust them to be able to do their job decently.


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Sparrow420

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04-21-2012

Wanna know how game breaking your support is? play ad carry and tell your support to roam, watch yourself lose the lane instantly.

Every kill your ad carry gets is initially your kill, if you play your role correctly. Supports are supposed to initiate the fights, take most the damage, and let the ad carry get fed and watch them snowball out of control.

Support champions and items are not set in stone, you don't have to play soraka, janna, and sona every time your team needs a support. Try playing a cc champ or a mega tank like shen, voli, alistar, or nunu and zone the hell out of the enemy ad carry.

Buy items that balance your team out, If your team has all roles covered then yea aura items are beneficial but thats not always the case. If you have a tanky jungle and hes failing build tanky. If your top isn't doing so well get a couple damage items.

Remember its not only your job to ward the entire map, your team needs to help in that endeavor aswell. Having ANY champion under farmed on your team is asking to lose.


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ShacĂ´ Bot

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04-21-2012

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Or anyone who isn't Bore-raka.
this is why support is boring. Bore/***** raka however youwanna name it.

Put soraka anywhere in the game, and she basically reduces your lane, whether on your team or other team, to farmville.

Also, inexperienced jannas cause the same problem in that they basically just spam defensive moves, again making the lane boring.

However, some supports are pure badass. Case in point, Nautilus. He's pure win, but I agree that traditional supports are mostly boring since their spells are too straightforward and easy.