Picks and Counterpicks, A WIP

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Shinnyshin

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11-28-2010

Hi, I'd like to start off this guide by saying that I do not have all the answers. In fact, I've been trying to find guides for picking and counterpicking for quite some time, but have found very little centralized information. At best, a champion guide might have a little note about what that champion counters. Slim pickings and difficult to find. So this project, if it succeeds, will require lots of help from the community. I don't play every champion well enough to thoroughly know each's strengths and weaknesses. Please tell me if you've something to add or if I've screwed up somewhere. Now, onto the guide itself.

This here is intended to be a quick rundown on how to pick and counterpick champions. It is geared primarily towards ranked play, but parts certainly to normal as well. It's assumed that each champion is played competently and makes use of the champion's capabilities. Below, I list each champion (or will when I'm less tired) and break them down by three parts:

Fits With:
What sort of team composition this champion fits well with
Counters: What champions and strategies this champion counters
Countered By: What champions and strategies counter this champion.

Akali
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By: AoE-heavy champions and hard-countered by Corki

Alistar
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Amumu
Fits With: Heavy AoE teams
Counters:
Countered By:

Anivia
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Annie
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Ashe
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Blitzcrank
Fits With:
Counters: AoE heavy teams by forcing engages not on their terms
Countered By:

Cho'Gath
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Corki
Fits With: Harass-heavy teams
Counters: Stealth champions (Twitch, Shaco, Eve, ESPECIALLY Akali)
Countered By:

Dr. Mundo
Fits With:
Counters: Harass-heavy champions.
Countered By:Ignite and champions that reduce healing (e.g. Gangplank, Katrina).

Evelynn
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Ezreal
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Fiddlesticks
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Galio
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Gangplank
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Garen
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Gragas
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Heimerdinger
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Irelia
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Janna
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Jax
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Karthus
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Kassadin
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Katarina
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Kayle
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Kennen
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Kog'Maw
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

LeBlanc
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Lux
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Malphite
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Malzahar
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Master Yi
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Miss Fortune
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Mordekaiser
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Morgana
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Nasus
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Nidalee
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Nunu
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Olaf
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Pantheon
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Poppy
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Rammus
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Ryze
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Shaco
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Shen
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Singed
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Sion
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Sivir
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Sona
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Soraka
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Swain
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Taric
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Teemo
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Tristana
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Tryndamere
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Twisted Fate
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Twitch
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Udyr
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Urgot
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Veigar
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Vladimir
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Warwick
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Xin Zhao
Fits With:
Counters:
Countered By:

Zilean
Fits With:
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Countered By:


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Gnatter

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11-28-2010

interested... bump


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Pesterer

Senior Member

11-28-2010

me too, cant wait to see it all filled out


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Witster

Senior Member

11-28-2010

I'll delete/edit my post after you update it. Here's the rest of the champions without any additions, so you can quote me and copy/paste:

Edited because he updated it.


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iLemonAids

Member

11-28-2010

Be more specific then.

If you're going to suggest counter-picks don't just add generalisations "stealth champs"

Looks interesting if you show us hard-counters.


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Witster

Senior Member

11-28-2010

I think the point is to get the community to come together and help list it, and he listed what he could while he was building it.


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Viro Melchior

Senior Member

11-28-2010

Teemo: Synergizes with nobody. Counters Twitch, Evelyn, Tryndamere, Master Yi (other melee dps champions do enough damage with abilities that they care less).


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KalastRaven

Senior Member

11-28-2010

Personally I think Gangplank counters Vlad well. Tristana counters xin zhao, mundo. Nasus counters teams with 4 melee - can't say he counters anyone specifically but he teamcomp counters melee teams well. Jax likewise counters melee. Janna counters Tryndamere in a few ways.
Olaf counters Veigar pretty harshly.

This is based off my experiences which may not match yours.


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Eppa

Senior Member

11-28-2010

The biggest problem with counter picks are that they often do not exist (!).

Most of the time it more important to have something that works with you team rather than against theirs. A perfect example is Poppy often seen as the counter to Ashe/MF/Kog, But often your team doesn't work well enough with poppy to get her through early game and can keep your carry alive well enough.


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Witster

Senior Member

11-28-2010

I'm sure that's why the "Fits With" section exists, so you can make educated counter-picks rather than just picking a hard-counter to that character on their team you hate.


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