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Odd Laning idea...

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etharian

Senior Member

09-04-2012

Pretty much everyone else has already said it. Ur creating a disadvantage. And what about enemy jungle? Better hope they don't dive top lane. Wanna take bottom tower? Better idea

Have mid push land hard as bot pushes theirs. Mid and jungle move to bot lane-attempt to crush tower before team response. Now. Adc can roam. Support can farm the lane


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Sereg Anfaug

Senior Member

09-04-2012

You seem pretty adamant about it... tell you what. You're free to try it with any team that's willing to do it, and observe the consequences for yourself.


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XCodes

Senior Member

09-04-2012

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etharian:
Pretty much everyone else has already said it. Ur creating a disadvantage. And what about enemy jungle? Better hope they don't dive top lane. Wanna take bottom tower? Better idea

Have mid push land hard as bot pushes theirs. Mid and jungle move to bot lane-attempt to crush tower before team response. Now. Adc can roam. Support can farm the lane

Because you're over-extended. Enemy jungler ganks and pushes top with enemy top, potentially killing top and probably taking tower, and Mid also goes down if enemy Mid is a strong pusher like Morg or TF. This will probably let your team get a dragon if you get Bot tower really fast, but 1 tower + dragon is not that favorable in terms of gold compared to 2 towers and a kill, and very unfavorable in terms of objectives.

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Sereg Anfaug:
You seem pretty adamant about it... tell you what. You're free to try it with any team that's willing to do it, and observe the consequences for yourself.

Not adamant, but until I get higher-quality responses than "BF Sword > Aegis" or "Support can't fight top lane" I'm going to be a bit defensive about this.

Supports are, by definition, supposed to be champs that don't care much about gold. Therefore, at a relatively early point in the game like 10 minutes there shouldn't be enough of a gold advantage on the enemy top's part to outright kill the Support 1v1. The support will likely have a hard time trading and farming, but with Philo + HoG they'll be resistant to harassment and be tough to move out of lane, too, so the lane will stay covered regardless of what the enemy top does, and a CC-heavy support will be very difficult to dive without Jungler support (and if we introduce junglers into this, then this idea gets to a whole higher level of complexity).

Now, this is where I want to focus your attention. In Bot lane, you now have a matchup like Ezreal/Cho or something against Corki/Leona. More poke, more damage, more trading power, and a lot of hard pushing on bot tower while the other two towers are still covered, and if Leona's not very careful she's going to get instagibbed. All the while, you're not so overextended that Top or Mid towers are super-vulnerable, and any vulnerabilities that pop up can be covered by your Jungler.


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