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Twin Shadow on Soraka?

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Elfriede1

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01-09-2013

Is Twin Shadow a good purchase for Soraka?


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Qsario

Senior Member

01-09-2013

Yes, but you still have to compare it to the other items to see what's best for the particular game you're in. Buying it involves an opportunity cost. For example, if you have the chance to make $100, you'd naturally assume it was always a good idea. But if taking that chance cost you your chance to make $1000, you would actually lose $900 if you took it.

In other words, the support items you want to build depend on your team. Does your team need Twin Shadows? The slowing ghosts do make for a nice escape item and Soraka doesn't exactly have a lot of CC. It's also good for initiation if you catch someone out of position. And it does have great uses in, say, scouting baron or letting the ghosts search for ambushes.

But maybe that means that you're giving up the Shard of True Ice by promoting your Kage, delaying Shureliya's, or that you haven't started on an Aegis/Bulwark yet. So the question goes back to what does your team need in this game? Think about their team and about your team and look at what's happening in team fights. Then figure out what item you can buy to help your team the most. This is a good item and maybe you need it to help your team chase, to scout, or even just as an escape to slow your pursuers.

But there might be totally different items that you need more, like a Runic Bulwark to block some of that magic damage killing everyone. Or Shureliya's for the huge speed boost. Or maybe you want a Shard of True Ice to drop on your fed Olaf when he dives to ensure that their ADC can't possibly get away. Maybe your team needs lifesteal, or the cleanse from crucible, or....

So it's a great item, but the part that matters is whether or not its what your team needs in this particular game. I start thinking about what we are going to need during the load screen, lest I fall into bad habits like buying whichever item I happen to have gold for right now.


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