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best burst mage

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jadeking

Senior Member

02-26-2013

Syndra has the highest single target burst in the game.
Lux has massive burst as well and it can be done from extremely far range.
Leblanc has high burst and her burst has a very low cooldown. (laning you can lay out your burst every 30 seconds and it goes down to 10-15 end game). She also has the most instant burst in the game (talking 1 second to lay everything down).
Veigar is also very burst, slightly below Syndra burst. Veigars burst is a lot safer than syndras and has a bit longer range. He also scales off of the enemies AP which can make his burst superior end game on AP carries, but Syndra can use her full potential on anyone.
AP malp is another burst mage, but he is melee and has to dive in to achieve it.
Brand has decent burst, but it is very unreliable.
Eve has extremely high burst late game. Her early game burst is pretty low due to the fact that her ult scales off of HP. As the enemies get more hp, her burst becomes more deadly.
Malzahar has more of a sustained-burst. He can lock down a carry or even a bruiser for 3 seconds and 100-0 them as long as they don't have any teammates near. (or a QSS!)
Akali has very high burst but she is melee and has to dive in to do it. Also, her burst is over a period of around 5 seconds, unlike other mages who can burst instantly.\


Edit: those of you saying syndra is bad, think again. She was played in the LCS I believe 4 times. At level 6, she can insta kill an ap carry who is at or below 75% HP. She has the second longest range stun in the game. She also has a lot of sustained damage with her Q and W, unlike a lot of other burst mages who only have their one spell rotation (LeBlanc, Malz, Veigar, Lux).


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Ayketh

Senior Member

02-26-2013

Elise is pretty popular right now, and has a deceptively high burst.


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Top Lane Only

Senior Member

02-26-2013

Lux, Veigar, Graggy, Ryze, Xerath


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Ansaa

Member

02-26-2013

Syndra.


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HydraLex

Member

02-26-2013

Syndra.


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ClockworkMagus

Member

02-26-2013

Quote:
jadeking:
Syndra has the highest single target burst in the game.


I think they're looking for best burn mage AND winning games. Not just Best burst and losing games.


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IchibanNoodle

Senior Member

02-26-2013

Veigar has the best burst and ratios.
Land a stun and then W+Q+R. So much damage within a few seconds.
Of course items like merc treads and banshees are around..


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SummonersRiftPlz

Senior Member

02-26-2013

Yeah,I like helping the team and win, not stack up kills.


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Ansaa

Member

02-26-2013

Quote:
SummonersRiftPlz:
Yeah,I like helping the team and win, not stack up kills.


Syndra offers an extremely long-range stun, awesome damage, a slow, and she scares off ADCs. DFG+Q+W+E+R is just insane damage, and she can throw another Q and ignite in there for even more.


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Such League Wow

Senior Member

02-26-2013

Lux has the perfect blend of burst and utility imo.