okay some im a level 20, and i've been playing alot of normal draft mode on SR. I've done fairly well as a solo top lane (i use AD Garen for the most part http://www.lolking.net/summoner/na/32410675#history).
I'm wondering a few things about top lane:
If i kill the other top lane, do i push the lane, continue farming, or recall?
If i get killed more than once by the other top lane, do i just farm under my turret? how do i get back?
What are some rules of thumb for solo top lane?
Who should i try other than garen for top lane?
*Sorry about the wall of text.*
It obviously depends on the game, but let me help the best I can:
1 - If you kill the other person in lane, look at how close you are to dying and if you have the river warded. If you push it to their turret then recall, they'll lose out on farm/exp and their turret will take a little bit of damage. If you have no way to build up health/no ward... I would recall sooner than later.
2 - If you are getting dominated top lane, it's best to involve someone with hard cc (mid/jungle) and get some ganks to shut them down. They will probably be fairly confident and push you to turret, which leaves a LOT of room for them to get ganked and not escape.
3 - Rules of thumb:
a. Never first pick top
b. Learn the counter picks to other solo tops. Do NOT pick a solo top simply because it counters the other, play with those that you know, but play smart.
c. Involve others. Your jungler and mid can gank quite well. You can also gank mid if you're doing well
d. Pick according to what your team needs. There are plenty of AD/AP tanky/bursty/glass cannon tops and pick according to what your team needs
e. Almost never pick Tryndamere top, I don't care if he did well in the last tournament. He's far to easy to counter with most champions.
4 - There is a long list of people that you can pick as solo top, I'm just going to copy and paste an explanation about several recommended tops that I posted in another post.
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