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Champion Spotlight: Thresh, the Chain Warden

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Apollinarius

Senior Member

01-23-2013

So, how does he pick up the souls? He just walked through one at the start of the gameplay portion of the video and the soul just sat there on the ground.

Do you have to use the lantern?

My first impression is that Thresh is super OP. We'll see how people use him at the upcoming tourneys to get a feel for exactly how OP he really is.


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Merce in trainin

Senior Member

01-23-2013

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Apollinarius:
So, how does he pick up the souls? He just walked through one at the start of the gameplay portion of the video and the soul just sat there on the ground.

Do you have to use the lantern?


No you walk over the souls. that was probably a bug in the PBE that they may have fixed when he was launched. We may not run into that problem upon his release to the live servers.


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Apollinarius

Senior Member

01-23-2013

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Forever Paragon:
I main support and I'm really excited about him, however I am kind of worried about how everyone is blowing him up to be like the most OP support champs. Don't give me wrong, I think he looks amazing and fun to play, however you must look at all his utilities.

In lane phase, blitzcrank's main threat was the fact that he PULLS enemy into HIM. While doing so the ADC need to GO over to Blitz to trade damage with him. However with Thresh I get a sense that if he lands a pull, if it's not a stun then it's kinda of weak since there isn't any prop up CC like Blitz. And if you pull him from max range you would have to go into them with Thresh to do the CC which puts you in danger. Kind of like Naut support, so I am really really hopping that he isn't too squishy support so you can tank damages as you go flying into them. Another thing is the damage trade off that I'm worried about. For blitz people were afraid of him because of his Ult. His ult not only silences you but it does a lot of AP damage. However if you have champs like Ez or Tristana or even Graves that can dash or hop over the ult then he loses his ult damage (Not sure if it's like Veigar's E where people can't do that). which only makes his two spells that does damage. The latern is cool and looks so OP, sure it is. however you have to again think about the lane phase, if your jungler isn't going in for ganks then the latern is only used as a shield for your ad. It doesn't do damage. Morever Tanky supports like Taric and Leona will be able to literally walk right up to thresh without any hesitation since if he isn't as tanky as them, he would be easilty bullied out of lane. However the up side to him is his Auto attacks. Seems like it got some range which will be useful to help out the ad in pokes.

Thresh over all looks really fun and I am definately going to buy him, however i am just really worried about his tankiness. Sure collecting souls make you more tanky, but remember you don't SCALE armor or mr as you level. So in order for you to stay TANKY you have to collect souls. If the opposite team is smart they would take advantage of you early lane phase and literally bully Thresh out of lane since his armor and mr is low at the early stages. Deny Thresh from collecting souls means GG for him since he will be really squishy.
But I'm still going to try him out and hope to god he isn't too squishy early game or else it's going to be a uphill battle with Blitz, Leona, Taric and ever Sona cause of her Q plus her passive. We shall see!!!!!!


You have to consider how long the chain holds you and pulls you slowly forward. The ADC doesn't necessarily want the enemy closer, just unable to attack and unable to flee. If he wants to pull further forward, he has another skill for that. Moreover, with the lantern, your ADC can dive in, do his damage, then hop out safely. I expect to see a bit of melee champions in bot lane now (provided Thresh isn't perma banned - he will be in any game I'm doing the banning).


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Shocker300

Member

01-23-2013

Support sure, but I was also watching Choax play him top np. Granted its Choax, Thresh does seem to be more of a top than support. Kinda surprised Phreak didnt jungle him haha


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KudogawaShinichi

Senior Member

01-23-2013

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Apollinarius:
So, how does he pick up the souls? He just walked through one at the start of the gameplay portion of the video and the soul just sat there on the ground.

Do you have to use the lantern?

My first impression is that Thresh is super OP. We'll see how people use him at the upcoming tourneys to get a feel for exactly how OP he really is.



you cant pick an enemy thresh's souls, so it may have been that


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Yodesh

Junior Member

01-23-2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SqC_m3yUDU

This is how i feel


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dvsplayer

Junior Member

01-23-2013

oooommmmmgggggg i was gonna buy him but looking at the vid i can tell hes going be op lol hope they dont nurf him to hard


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Haku Yuki

Junior Member

01-23-2013

now everyone has always mained support


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DeathStricker101

Junior Member

01-23-2013

when is the next patch?


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ShadowKlown

Senior Member

01-23-2013

They figured because blitz is always banned, that they needed to bring out another amazing support. That ganking potential with the lantern thru the bottom bush is amazing.