Le Blanc

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Zyrianm

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02-01-2013

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Originally Posted by Soferir View Post
Learn to build MR and play passively early game, and actually WAIT until late game, where she falls off, and quit rushing her head on early on and feeding her.
Ever played against a GOOD LB? She NEVER falls off
and neither will the other mid.......
because they cant get to a spot to fall off from.........


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Spexray

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02-01-2013

LeBlanc always wins her lane and loses the match. Like Darius!


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infinity2quared

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02-01-2013

Lol. Leblanc needs a buff. Badly.


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FeiXue

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02-01-2013

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Originally Posted by zerosavant View Post
If you could please explain. Every time I ask about how to counter pick LB I get a lot of conflicting responses. My initial thought is to get a really good pusher like Anivia or Cass, and force her to farm under tower while keeping your distance. Since LB has a harder time farming like that, someone should be able to simple push/buy/push/buy/push/gank. Am I doing this completely wrong?
YES. DO NOT let LB camp the tower, or she will freefarm like hell. Get someone with hard CC and let her push you under your tower, then as soon as you see her initiate with her ult, lock her down with whatever CC you have to disrupt her combo and follow up with your own.


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FeiXue

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02-01-2013

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Originally Posted by Zyrianm View Post
Ever played against a GOOD LB? She NEVER falls off
and neither will the other mid.......
because they cant get to a spot to fall off from.........
Wrong. LB falls off hard once the other team starts getting their full builds. The reason a good LB seems to never fall off is by farming the hell out of the opfor and keeping them ridiculously underfed all game until her team pushes all the way.

Mind you, I still think she needs a hard nerf to her early game, but a buff to her late game would be nice too.


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FeiXue

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02-01-2013

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Originally Posted by Onisake View Post
I thought this would be another 'buff LeBlanc' thread

lol. clearly I was wrong.

There are several ways to counter blanc. which is probbaly why you're hearing conflicting things. they all work to a degree. and in general there's not one way to counter any specific champion.

You counter Blanc like you counter all other burst APs. by building health and MR. Rush giant's belt and negatron cloak. then build Rylais and Abyssal/BV. you'll be lacking a bit in damage for a while. but just focus on farming if you have that much trouble. if you want a sure fire way: rush BV. after that build a frozen mallet if you're AD or a Rylai/RoA if you're AP.

bait her distortion and then immediately call in gank. if she has flash your ganker will need to bait her flash, and then come back in and you'll have to bait her distortion again. be persistent. she's slippery but she has long CDs on distortion.

If you're playing draft mode, put a bruiser with high HP and have them build more HP and a little MR and she wont' be able to burst them in a single combo easily. again, if all else fails rush a BV and then a frozen mallet or Rylai/RoA

If you're doing blind, and you're a different AP against her, you have to remember she has a deceiving amount of CC at her disposal. but she can't stun you. so if you have a stun you'll be fine. stun her AFTER her distortion. otherwise she'll just use it to get away.

the best strategies are to push her into her tower because her wave-clearing is garbage and ward both sides of your river so you dont' get ganked. or if you lack those capabilities you can try to out-range and harass her. start with flask and pots and just stay in lane and farm. if she pushes you out of lane for any reason you're giving her an advantage. so you need to try to push her out of lane by winning exchanges. most leblanc will not start with a flask. they'll likely either be doing boots/pots or doran's ring. a few might start with tome, but that's incredibly risky.

my strategy when I play leblanc is to win the first 2 or 3 exchanges. and bait my opponent into blowing all of their pots. I'll usually blow ignite during this to reduce pot efficiency. if I can kill them, great. if I can force them to back so i can get a level advantage, great. I'll just kill them later. My first kill opportunity is usually at level 3. if not, i have to wait till level 5 or for my opponent to do something stupid.

I'm happy to run some custom games if you want to practice.
Idk..LB has some nice wave clear with distortion once you start winning the lane badly enough that you don't have to worry about conserving it.


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infinity2quared

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02-01-2013

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Originally Posted by xLeiYu View Post
YES. DO NOT let LB camp the tower, or she will freefarm like hell. Get someone with hard CC and let her push you under your tower, then as soon as you see her initiate with her ult, lock her down with whatever CC you have to disrupt her combo and follow up with your own.
This is foolish. Leblanc can tower dive like no other. She also needs kills to stay properly leveled because she will never equal other mids in farm. So keeping her at tower will prevent her from ganking other lanes when it turns out you've come prepared--meanwhile allowing her to push against you will simply result in towerdives for the kill--if you're vulnerable, and nonstop ganks on other lanes--if you're not.

Leblanc needs a late game buff. It's really as simple as that. The reason playing conservatively works so well against her is because she is beyond useless without snowballing. Even if she snowballs, she'll be weak in the late game. Give her a late game support role and we'll see her played some more.


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Best Karma Ionia

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02-01-2013

Leblanc is worthless endgame. She can try to poke and dive and focus a single target but she can't add to a teamfight like a swain or morgana or akali or kat.


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