So I've recently started playing ranked and I would like to know who to ban and why.
I've seen people ban Blitzcrank, Amumu, Shen, Darius, Ezreal, Malphite and even Teemo.
Blitz - rocketgrab and generally a strong bottom lane presence. Also can initiate team fights from relative safety.
Amumu - ult can be game changing but is very mana dependent
Shen - best split pusher in game and can teleport to allies with ult, as well as turn a 1 v 1 into a 2v1 very quickly.
Malphite - Ult is great for initiating team fights, natural hard counter for ad carries (or ad in general really)
Those are typical
The next 3, not so common
Darius has the "endless" ult and punishes people for extended fights with him - not a common ban
Ezreal - strong lane presence and the best mobility of any adc really. His long range poke makes him hard to zone out while his mobility gives him even more range to poke or evade as needed
Teemo - plenty of folks hate teemo - but his mushrooms can provide free map vision and kill off retreating enemies - he's someone I consider banning but will usually fill the slot with khazix
Normally when i play i ban cho garen to get rid of every annoying tank.
Also banning is strategy, if I'm second pick and the first ban is lulu i also do a troll ban to try and secure two op people for my team in exchange for 1, or usually no op.
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