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Riot: Blitz, Amumu and Malph banned 4 life

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Eph289

Senior Member

03-11-2013

I personally ban Blitzcrank, Singed, and Akali right now, and hope the other team bans Malphite and people out of the Amumu/Hecarim/Vi/Shen pool.


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Ballstein211

Senior Member

03-11-2013

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WHYY0UMADBR0:
No matter what you do, no matter what you say, always banned, never play








at least people have slowly stopped banning Shen and Ali.


Honestly the only one I see banned consistently anymore is amumu. I never ban blitz anymore cause he is so easy to counter bot lane with a taric or leona. People in bronze just auto ban those champs because they don't know who else to ban, but better players understand to ban based on what champs counter your team comp.


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Shaboopie

Senior Member

03-11-2013

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WHYY0UMADBR0:
No matter what you do, no matter what you say, always banned, never play

at least people have slowly stopped banning Shen and Ali.

*Cough cough* Blind pick Normals.


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Skyhawke

Senior Member

03-11-2013

While part of the problem is indeed "sheepish," there are reasons behind the bans.

In the chaos of solo-queue teamfights late game, one Blitz hook can turn the game, no matter how poorly he has done up to that point.

Amumu's Q-Ult combo isn't very hard to land and will, again, make or break teamfights.

Malph's Ult is very easy to use, despite it's strength as an initiating skill.

Essentially these picks will have a pretty high impact in the chaos of mid or late game, regardless of the skill of the player.


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LargeSnorlax

Senior Member

03-11-2013

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Skyhawke:

In the chaos of solo-queue teamfights late game, one Blitz hook can turn the game, no matter how poorly he has done up to that point.


Not meaning to be rude, but this is pretty standard low level playing mentality - Blitz is incredibly weak lategame and incredibly weak/counterable early game.

The only thing he has is hook. That's it. He has a mediocre damage ult and a knockup on one person. He has an initiate, which in League of Warmogs no longer globals someone, and then he is useless.

Take it from someone who played a lot of Blitz - He's not in a great place right now. If you first pick and ban Thresh/Taric/Leona and pick Blitz, you might be right, but otherwise, you sit in lane being a derp and hope for a few good hooks later, not the most fun way to play any more


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Eph289

Senior Member

03-11-2013

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LargeSnorlax:
Not meaning to be rude, but this is pretty standard low level playing mentality - Blitz is incredibly weak lategame and incredibly weak/counterable early game.

The only thing he has is hook. That's it. He has a mediocre damage ult and a knockup on one person. He has an initiate, which in League of Warmogs no longer globals someone, and then he is useless.

Take it from someone who played a lot of Blitz - He's not in a great place right now. If you first pick and ban Thresh/Taric/Leona and pick Blitz, you might be right


As someone who has hated Blitzcrank since first having to play against him, I hope he stays there :3

I can't be objective about him.


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Shaboopie

Senior Member

03-11-2013

Quote:
LargeSnorlax:
Not meaning to be rude, but this is pretty standard low level playing mentality - Blitz is incredibly weak lategame and incredibly weak/counterable early game.

The only thing he has is hook. That's it. He has a mediocre damage ult and a knockup on one person. He has an initiate, which in League of Warmogs no longer globals someone, and then he is useless.

Take it from someone who played a lot of Blitz - He's not in a great place right now.

Hook, knockup, movespeed steroid, a huge shield, and a silence.


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TommydaBoss

Senior Member

03-11-2013

at gold + people don't ban malphite/ali, mostly every jungler + akali/singed/khazix depending on what role leader plays


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LargeSnorlax

Senior Member

03-11-2013

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Eph289:
As someone who has hated Blitzcrank since first having to play against him, I hope he stays there :3

I can't be objective about him.


*shrug* Your opinion as mentioned. I'm just mentioning he isn't strong now against anyone who's ever seen blitzcrank before.

His big strength was when EVERYONE played Sona/Soraka/Janna/squishy supports. Taric sucked, no one played Leona and thresh didn't exist. No one built health, Warmogs was weak and everyone was a lot squishier.

Queue season 3 - All that changes, and Blitzcrank remains weak.


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LargeSnorlax

Senior Member

03-11-2013

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Shaboopie:
Hook, knockup, movespeed steroid, a huge shield, and a silence.


As mentioned, and not meaning to be rude - I've played almost 1000 games of Blitzcrank, in ranked and otherwise, you haven't. I'm well aware of what Blitzcrank does and doesn't do in a teamfight.

He has a perception of being invincibly strong - He isn't even close - Especially not anymore.