Champ List and Dominion-Related Commentary

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dredzach

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12-21-2011

Hope this helps someone get a better grasp of the playing field.

Best Bottoms: --
Yorick -- AD Bottom. Build chalice & cdr boots, then tanky cdr items that counter enemy. Max E, then W. Spam everything.
Sivir -- AD Bottom. Build tear/chalice and ensure you can kite. Max and spam Q.
Urgot -- AD Bottom. Build tear/chalice, then Brutalizer. Max Q. Spam Acid/Q combo.
Karthus -- AP Bottom. Build CDR & AP. Ensure you have enough tankiness and movespeed to get away from ganks. Save your wall for defense. Your minimum job on bot is to hold the lane, farm up, and use your ult to help your team up top.
Gragas -- AP Bottom. Build CDR/AP. Spam barrels like crazy. Push like mad. Type /L repeatedly while standing on their captured turret.
Heimerdinger -- AP Bottom. Build Rod of Ages, then Zhonyas. Place turrets in bushes. Spam missile at enemy. Disintegrate minions but don't move yourself past midlane.
Soraka -- AP Bottom. Build tanky to counter your lane. Max & Spam Starfall, then Silence.
Cassiopeia -- AP Bottom. Ensure you can kite, then build up dmg. Spam Q.
Nasus -- AP Bottom. Max & spam AOE, level & save Wither to escape ganks. Build chalice & CDR boot, then AP/Tank.
Morgana -- AP Bottom. Max & spam AOE, level snare. Build Rod of Ages & Sorc boot, then AP.
Malzahar -- AP Bottom. Max & Spam Q. Build any Mage build. Have enough movespeed to flee a gank.
Singed -- AP Bottom. Build Rod of Ages, then whatever. Spam poison. Equally great up top.
Maokai -- AP Bottom. Max and Spam trees. Build AP Tank. Equally great at top.

Note: Most bottoms make subpar tops. Most tops make subpar bottoms. There are many exceptions, but overall know your role!

Supports: --
Janna -- Janna. She is Janna. Need I say more? OWNAGE! Build whatever & kite/slow enemies all day long.
Karma -- AP Support. Build AP. Max Shield. Never leave your teammate's side. You are support/AP, and **** good at it too.
Lux -- AP Disabler. Build CDR then AP. Max AOE then Shield. Spam disables, Kite/Harass/Support.
Fiddlesticks -- AP Disabler. Build CDR then Magic Pen. Max Drain then Fear. Spam Fear+drain.
Shaco -- AP Disabler. Build CDR, then AP. Spam single boxes everywhere, Harass with shiv & clone, deceive for the kill. Stacking boxes not worth your time.
Blitzcrank -- Disabler Tank. Build CDR boots, Triforce, Aegis.
Rammus -- Disabler Tank. Buy boots of mobility then Armor. Max Shield, then Taunt. Be aggressive, be everywhere.
Alistar -- Disabler Tank. CDR boots, Frozen Heart/Triforce.

Assassins: --
Kassadin -- Tanky AP Assassin. Build Rod of Ages, then Mage items. Know your limitations. Go godlike.
Akali -- AP Assassin. Build Sorc Boots > Rabadon > Lichbane. Highest burst combo comes from Q>R>Rightclick. (Once Q leaves your hand you can R immediately.)
Fizz -- AP Assassin. Build CDR/AP. Time actions carefully. Avoid tanks & disablers. Success dependent on skill.
LeBlanc -- AP Assassin. Build CDR then Magic Pen. Finally AP. Max Q, then W. Burst Combo is QRW, then kite/harass using E until QW is available again.
Poppy -- Hybrid Assassin. Build AP or AD depending on your team comp. Focus their dmg dealers.
Nocturne -- AD Assassin/Carry. Build Brutalizer and Phage, then dmg or defense as needed. Max Q. Solid at top or bottom.
Twitch -- AD Assassin/Carry. Build glass cannon dps. Max Q. Kill distracted targets before they have a clue.
Talon -- AD Assassin/Carry. Mage Killer. Pick him specifically to counter those squishy kiting mages. Max silence & build dmg to max your burst.

Poke/Harass: --
Ahri -- AP Harrass. Build Magic Pen then CDR. Max W. Harrass enemies down and use ult to finish them off.
Brand -- AP Harass/Carry. Build AP. Max W, then Q. Use E+Q combo to stun, then W. Use W to harass.
Nidalee -- AP Harrass. Spam spear and traps. Own jungle. Kite in cougar form as needed. Success will be based on skill.
Gangplank -- AD Harass/DPS. Build Crit/Dmg/Arpen. Max & Spam Q. Kite & Harass harass harass. If they close the distance, use W, E, and Ult to make them pay. Ult is good to stop distant captures but even better to use in a fight.
Ezreal -- Hybrid Harass/DPS. Build CDR + phage + AD (ap can also work). Kite & harass all day long. Remember landing your Q reduces cooldown on all skills including your ulti.

DPS: --
Vayne -- AD DPS. Counterpick to tanky derps. Poke & roll, Poke & roll. Build Merc treads & whatever.
Caitlyn -- AD DPS. Ensure you can kite, then build up DPS. Abuse traps.
Kayle -- Hybrid DPS. Build Attack Speed. Max E, then Q. Be Rambo. Solid at top or bottom. Need Movespeed for bottom.
Teemo -- Hybrid DPS. Build Mobility, CDR, & whatever else you like. Spam shrooms and poke/kite like there's no tomorrow. Own the jungle.
Kog'Maw -- Hybrid DPS. Build Slow Hammer, Movespeed (kog is slow), then dmg/attack spd. Max W. Have cleanse and flash. Melt face as they crawl to you, then flash and melt some more face.
Ryze -- Tanky AP DPS. Build tanky mana items to counter enemies. Max and spam Q. Be aggressive. Solid at top or bottom.

Tanky Derps: --
Irelia -- Tanky Derp. Build Triforce. Max Q. Spam Q. Know your limits.
Jarvan IV -- Tanky Derp. You have the tanky down, so build some derp! I don't play this guy but he's a decent tank.
Lee Sin -- Tanky Derp. Build Triforce. Wreck face. Success will be based on skill.
Olaf -- Tanky Derp. Build Fratmas. Max and spam true dmg skill. Don't miss with your Axe.
Pantheon -- Tanky Derp. Build Brutalizer and Aegis, then dmg. Max and spam Q.
Riven -- Tanky Derp. Build Brutalizer and Aegis, then dmg. You know the drill.
Sion -- Tanky Derp. Build dps and phage. Max E, get cleanse, Rely on ulti.
Skarner -- Tanky Derp. Can go bottom. Semi-counter to Yorick.
Wukong -- Tanky Derp. Build Triforce. Proceed to tankyderp.
Xin Zhao -- Tanky Derp. Build fratmas or triforce. You choose tanky to derp ratio.
Jax -- Hybrid Tanky Derp. Build whatever. A fail Jax fails using any build and a good one dominates at any build. Hit and miss champ.

Subpar Picks: --
Amumu --
Anivia --
Annie --
Ashe --
Cho'Gath --
Corki --
Dr. Mundo --
Evelynn --
Galio --
Garen --
Graves --
Katarina --
Kennen --
Leona --
Malphite --
Master Yi --
Miss Fortune --
Mordekaiser --
Nunu --
Orianna --
Renekton --
Rumble --
Shen --
Shyvana --
Sona --
Swain --
Taric --
Tristana --
Trundle --
Tryndamere --
Twisted Fate --
Udyr --
Veigar --
Vladimir --
Volibear --
Warwick --
Xerath --
Zilean --

Disclaimer: Subpar picks can be good in the right hands or against the right enemies. They are only subpar "in general" not subpar always.


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Nekrogen

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12-21-2011

Warwick is actually top tier tanky derp. Build magic penetration and tanky+visage to become the most annoying hyena on the field.
Shaco as support? oh boy. Building him AD is the better way to go, but not many know how to do this effectively.

I could go over them all, but that would take.. a long time.


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Hugs From Momma

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12-21-2011

You like Chalice.


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Ascleph

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12-21-2011

Quote:
Originally Posted by dredzach View Post
Subpar Picks: --

Cho'Gath --

Galio --
Garen --
Graves --
Katarina --

Leona --
Malphite --
Master Yi --


Shyvana --

Swain --
Taric --
Tristana --
Trundle --
Tryndamere --

Volibear --
Warwick --

Zilean --
the hell? And I'm pretty sure I missed more


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dredzach

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12-21-2011

Ya I'm only about 35 wins over losses, but in hundreds of games I've yet to see one warwick make a big difference in the game.

Shaco is only listed under support because I listed all disablers under support and he is a disabler. He could also be considered a harasser, an assassin, or a carry. But more than anything he is all about the boxes (which imo are support boxes).

Subpar does not mean useless. But it does mean they are weak compared to others. All the subpar champs are rarely used and it is super rare for them to be a significant factor in the game.

I suggest tear or chalice for anyone who goes bot and needs to spam a lot. People prefer tear over chalice because tear builds into something, but imo item slots are not that important in dominion, and chalice gives infinite mana to bottom lane champ as well as some magic resist. I like that. With tear you gain mana pool and eventually have so much mana you never run out, but before that point there is no better spam enabling item than chalice. This isn't SR it's dominion.


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Dimwitt

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12-21-2011

so many people hating on veigar and orianna in dominion....seriously stop.

they are probably the 2 most significantly underrated champions for this game mode and they can carry hard while providing utility.