How to not win at League of Legends: Soraka

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Vigilant Ronin

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10-08-2012

Give Soraka her self mana sustain again. That will totally change the game. All joking aside I agree she needs some changes to fit the current meta.


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Arcus Veles

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10-08-2012

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Originally Posted by WhattayaBrian View Post
105 Armor

105 Armor

105 ARMOR

(Among other things.)
Probably one of the least impactful things about her kit now that it's only 3 seconds long. The heal is still really powerful though, and Infuse is a hell of a ***** slap when your carry doesn't need mana.


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Hornet

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10-08-2012

legit theory...I tend to agree


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March of Dimes

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10-08-2012

Wait...people are actually replying to the OP and taking him seriously?

Support Renek is better than Soraka? Soraka is literally the worst support in the game? All this because she lacks CC?

2/10.


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And it was K

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10-08-2012

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Originally Posted by March of Dimes View Post
Wait...people are actually replying to the OP and taking him seriously?

Support Renek is better than Soraka? Soraka is literally the worst support in the game? All this because she lacks CC?

2/10.
You don't understand support in this game.


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tempnameA461

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10-08-2012

Midraka is fine.


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March of Dimes

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10-08-2012

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You don't understand support in this game.
Go on...


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Cattington III

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10-08-2012

well he has a badge he must be right


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And it was K

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10-08-2012

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Go on...
Your role as a support is not to sit there and spam a heal. You need to have a large presence in lane, and you need to stay relevant later the game. A good support can either act as a kill lane, to completely crush the opposing lane, like Taric, Leona, Jarvan, Fiddle, Blitzcrank, or can harass the poor enemy out of lane, like Sona or Lulu. Then you have the bad supports that can only tie at best lane by babysitting: Most Soraka and Janna players. The other supports can babysit while doing everything else.

You can't force objectives if you're tying a lane. You can't build up that much of an advantage at all if your goal is to tie the lane. You won't get a dragon if you can't create an opening.

Later in the game you need to bring utility to a team, and, this is especially true in solo queue since everyone else is going to want to be on the offensive, you need to protect the AD carry. This doesn't even need explanation. Look at how Janna can protect an ADC and control a fight to make up for her babysitting lane. Lulu. Leona. Alistar. Blitzcrank's game winning grabs.

Now look at Soraka. Hurr 100 armor for 3 seconds. That's not going to stop Irelia from bashing the ADC's face in. Taric is weak in this department too, but he's also one of the best kill lanes around, and provides team wide armor and an offensive aura.


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XReyoX

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10-09-2012

The major flaw with soraka is that she wins the lane by attrition. Trade some, heal up then trade some more until the enemy needs to back which allows your ADC to farm and level better. It is tiring and annoying.

It is generally more satisfying for kill lanes to execute a good combo and get rewarded by it than this. The duo who lose against a kill lane is also more likely to accept the fact they got outplayed because they can see the good coordination skill of their opponents easily. Getting outlaned by soraka feel horrible because what you see them doing is just chipping your hp away little by little and then healing back up, like experiencing a slow agonizing death.

What I feel when getting outplayed by heal vs shield is this:

We attack their ADC-> their janna shielded him in time -> Damage prevented -> They counter attack on us -> Lose the trade. Thoughts: Pro-play, willing to accept the loss

We attack their ADC -> They attack back -> 5 secs later soraka heal the ADC back up -> Lose the trade. Thoughts: They didn't win because of good coordination nor good timing on skill usage. They won because using heal afterwards, while chilling under the tower, very frustrated, unwilling to accept the loss