new bot lane idea

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Sravencross

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01-26-2013

what do you think of a bot lane team up of zil and maokai?


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Onij

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01-26-2013

No escape, no sustain. Zilean support could work but Maokai AD or support really isn't viable. If you want something against the meta maybe but this puts your team without an AD carry which is vital late game.

Maybe for an early game kill lane?


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01-26-2013

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Originally Posted by Onij View Post
No escape, no sustain. Zilean support could work but Maokai AD or support really isn't viable. If you want something against the meta maybe but this puts your team without an AD carry which is vital late game.

Maybe for an early game kill lane?

>no escape

zils time warp speed up move

>no sustain

maoki's passive

also the massive amount of harass would make this combo effective into mid game, long enough for you to feed your jungle massive amounts of gank kills.


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PrincePapa

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01-26-2013

First : Zilean ain't the best support around.

Second : You remove an adc for a possible tank/apc, which you could have sent either mid/top/jungle. This will impact teamfights massively, since you won't have someone with high constant damage.

Third : Maokai's sustain is not enough to keep him alive vs the enemy adc and support (Sona alone could zone him to oblivion, now add the enemy adc) and Zilean cannot heal Maokai.

Fourth : Zilean's pokes may seem strong at lvl 1, his damage falls pretty quickly. He offers not sustain except for his ult, and has a speed/slow that ain't THAT reliable

Finally, this may work in normals, low level or even maybe really low elo, but any team remotedly competent will laugh as your Maokai and Zilean feed like crazy.