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Best Solo Top Champs

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Toraidhe

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10-14-2011

What champs does everyone think are the best for solo top?

I know most of the self sustain champs are considered really good for it, such as Lanewick, Lanedyr, Xin Zhoa, Irelia, and Cho' gath. But i am curious as to more options as I prefer to lane solo top and want to master a few of the champs that excel at it.



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Solo Top Champs
Akali
Alistar
Cho' Gath
Gangplank
Irelia
Malphite
Morgana
Nasus
Renekton
Rumble
Singed
Sion
Udyr
Warwick
Xin Zhoa


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Darriel

Member

10-14-2011

Morgana, Akali, GP, Malphite, Sion, Alitair are also good solo top champs


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ASAP Draven

Member

10-14-2011

Nasus, Renekton, Irelia, Rumble, Singed


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Darriel

Member

10-14-2011

there are indeed a ton

can't believe i forgot singed though


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Toraidhe

Recruiter

10-14-2011

I always thought Akali would be too squishy solo top, any suggestions on how to build her for it?


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7thcloud

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10-14-2011

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Toraidhe:
I always thought Akali would be too squishy solo top, any suggestions on how to build her for it?


akali is fotm. all you have to do is build a gunblade and own. the common build is boots + 3hpots. then hextech revolver. you can choose to upgrade your boots to level 2 but most finish up the gunblade. essentially, you are waiting for that item and level six. after that, most common item is rylais

akali needs a very specific rune & mastery page. take ignite for that extra dmg. the problem with akali is going against anyone truly tanky, and there are plenty of counters to her


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7thcloud

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10-14-2011

Akali: will not get the necessary kills to snowball against true tanks
Alistar: no experience playing or seeing him top
Cho' Gath: imo, possibly one of the strongest tops, able to counter anything and everything
Gangplank: very strong early, impossible to gank due to his 'w' & 'e'. there are multiple laners that can force him out however
Irelia: any early harass she is done. if you can hit lvl 6, then free farming
Malphite: uh...i dont know where in the meta he can possibly fit
Morgana: can take top or mid or bot.
Nasus: altho considered a strong top pick due to his ability to farm his 'q' and push towers, nasus is heavily dependent on matchup. there are almost more unfavorable matchups than favorable ones
Renekton: one of the stronger tops
Rumble: almost has no weakness
Singed: good against any melee auto-attackers w/o a reliable harass
Sion: only good if they have no burst
Udyr: really strong against any melee top
Warwick: more of a sustain hero
Xin Zhoa: never seen him at top


i would recommend you learn these heroes for top:
1. garen (strongest top)
2. akali (pub-raper)
3. kennen (counters so many heroes)
4. cho'gath (true tank)
5. gangplank (carry & useful w/o tp)


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Onlyasmile

Senior Member

10-15-2011

I can't believe Talon wasn't named yet >.>


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chopinski

Member

10-15-2011

udyr ofc


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Malorg

Member

10-15-2011

I play Garen as my main, and I'd say he should be on the list without question. With either Boots of Speed and health pots, or a Doran's Blade, he can sustain the lane for a very long time before his first trip shopping.


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