What's the point of playing ranged ADC anymore?

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Ragefaceherpderp

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02-06-2013

All you do is run around in team fights trying to reposition.

The enemy team focuses you constantly.

Your team has to save all their CC just to peel for you.

Most ranged adc with babysitter support lanes get destroyed by AD assassin with babysit support.

If the enemy stacks health with armor you are completely useless

What's the point?


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IamTheTrueKing

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02-06-2013

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What's the point?
You're thinking too statically about how the game works.

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All you do is run around in team fights trying to reposition.
-Work with your team to engage properly and you'll be at a good position from the start to get a few hits before repositioning. It's a split second decision. You need to always be thinking about where you are, your range, and how to make your carry's gimmick work. (ie Varus has longer range and can engage with a plant, Vayne is awesome at positioning and even has a CC that backs targets away from her etc etc.). Use your skills along with positioning to get the job done from the start.

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The enemy team focuses you constantly.
DO NOT ENGAGE FIRST. Get your tank, your bruiser--- hell use your support as a meat shield instead of going in first. Your goal is to constantly be BEHIND your allies while you shred health down with DPS. You lost the game for your team if you keep dying before they do.

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Your team has to save all their CC just to peel for you.
Not always with proper positioning. And if that's what's needed to ensure that you get more kills, then they are doing their job. You are the carry and they are the vehicles to get you kills.

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Most ranged adc with babysitter support lanes get destroyed by AD assassin with babysit support.
This is where you need to consider what's happening in lane. You're really squishy, but you will be able to outdamage them later on if you get even a kill and they don't. Use your jungler to coordinate an attack--- because that's the only thing that can tip the scale from a serious disadvantage to you getting zoned out because you'll die if you engage.

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If the enemy stacks health with armor you are completely useless
You are an ADC. IE, PD, LW, BC... doesn't matter how much armor they build, you will be able to get the best of them when it's time for team fights if given the opportunity for you to shine. It sounds like you're losing hope in lane when they get ahead and you feel like you're useless... this is most likely because you're not getting the proper farm/gold from kills that you need to actually build items that will shred their health.

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What's the point?
Honestly, try playing a different position. Try a tank... you seem like you understand what kills an adc, so this might actually be a great position for you.


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Position bro. Position is the most important thing for an ADC.


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Voidgolem

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02-06-2013

ADC is still single-handedly responsible for winning (or losing) games that go on for longer than 40 minutes.


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messymike

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02-06-2013

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ADC is still single-handedly responsible for winning (or losing) games that go on for longer than 40 minutes.
wrong. you can have a team that doesn't protect you at all. and you are expected to 1v3 whoever happens to be diving on you?

LoL is a team game, throughout the entire game


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IamTheTrueKing

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02-06-2013

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ADC is still single-handedly responsible for winning (or losing) games that go on for longer than 40 minutes.
This is somewhat true. You can still win if your ADC is useless, but that falls more on creative strategy and timing lategame.. and you rarely get a second chance if your first attempt fails.

Also, if your team sucks then you can't really carry unless your playing with other people who suck even more...


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Voidgolem

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02-06-2013

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wrong. you can have a team that doesn't protect you at all. and you are expected to 1v3 whoever happens to be diving on you?

LoL is a team game, throughout the entire game
You lose because you failed to protect your AD carry.

and even then it's not even that applicable because lategame an ADC can just destroy whatever jumps on them provided they aren't CC'd.

Granted, 'lategame' can be longer than games tend to go for.


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Eph289

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02-06-2013

There's one and only one real reason to play AD carry. The sustained physical damage is great, but you can build a lot of champions to do that.

Only one class can do serious damage to turrets from beyond melee range. A team without an AD carry can win games, but they're going to have a very hard time pushing if the enemy team chooses to defend.


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messymike

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02-06-2013

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You lose because you failed to protect your AD carry.

and even then it's not even that applicable because lategame an ADC can just destroy whatever jumps on them provided they aren't CC'd.

Granted, 'lategame' can be longer than games tend to go for.
good luck fighting vs people without cc lol, the game has so much of it. not to mention with so many tanky builds going around.

fact of the matter is, your team wins together and loses together so long as there aren't trolls/afks


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sergeantpickle

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02-06-2013

The problem I have with ADC is for some reason they think they have to run in the middle of the fight and try to hit the squishies. STOP IT!!!

You stay back and hit what you can. You have the highest DPS output in the game. Tanks die because of you. Please stay back.

Also for the love of god if someone is tunnel-visioning you, DO NOT RUN AWAY FROM YOUR TEAM. Kite them to the side but stay close. Don't complain about someone not peeling for you when you ran halfway across the map.


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NoobMascot

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02-06-2013

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Originally Posted by Ragefaceherpderp View Post
All you do is run around in team fights trying to reposition.

The enemy team focuses you constantly.

Your team has to save all their CC just to peel for you.

Most ranged adc with babysitter support lanes get destroyed by AD assassin with babysit support.

If the enemy stacks health with armor you are completely useless

What's the point?
You're playing the wrong champ.


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