Which 2 or 3 Mages should I buy?

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sux

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01-19-2012

So... It's pay day, and I would like to invest in 2, perhaps 3, strong mid-laners. (975 RP champs)
I was thinking Vlad, Brand and Xerath.


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TheProDH

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01-19-2012

xerath is good hard to counter. vlad just got a buff but kinda hard to master. Brand is good for facing lb. Malz is a pretty good ap carry farms well and can dish out great damage. Viktor is ehh. Kennen is really good to buy,


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Tha Fuzz

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01-19-2012

yea, brand and xerath are super similar. i'd say just get one. the only real decision is you can go with brand and get the large aoe nuke or go with xerath and spam your q every 3 seconds (which, if you hit it every time, can push [almost] ANYONE out of lane.) vlad is a good choice. i'd suggest orianna. she's 4800 ip, but she can roll with the best. Cassiopeia is a good choice too.


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Rg Toad

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01-20-2012

Morgana xearth zilean ryze, brand, cassio, and ahri are all super good champs I'd personally pick up anivia because I like her, but those that I listed first are the stable and more common picks.


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01-20-2012

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Originally Posted by infidawG View Post
So... It's pay day, and I would like to invest in 2, perhaps 3, strong mid-laners. (975 RP champs)
I was thinking Vlad, Brand and Xerath.
Vlad is a good middle, you can easily escape from gank.


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EndOfGreed

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01-20-2012

Personally i like malzahar . Brand is Good but dont get him and Xerath they have similar play styles and i dont see the point in gething them both . Also You sould try Le Blanc she is awsome !


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7thcloud

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01-20-2012

i think brand is necessary as an AP in everyone's arsenal. he has clearing power to control lane. he has 4 offensive spells. a bunch do aoe dmg. and he's got a(n unreliable) stun.

you should pick up ryze simply b/c he counters so many mages at mid. he's also an old school hero so his rune prison is instant (rare now-a-days).

karthus would be my last suggestion. he is the only hypercarry in the game and can help take down dragon/baron (instead of just zoning like most AP mids).

if you need to buy a 975 rp champion, I would wait until next patch for ahri. I feel riot will nerf her again, but she's definitely a faceroll champion (like leblanc)


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Frogsterking

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01-20-2012

I wouldn't spend hard money on this game especially if you're going paycheck to paycheck.

But, Karthus, kennen, kassadin, cassiopeia, in that order.

Karthus is an extremely fun champion with his ult and walls. You will wreck **** up even if they focus you, because of his passive. He lays out tons of sustained damage and can carry really hard. The only thing you have to do with karthus is not die early on (in your lane) and farm. That's literally all you have to do. The kills will come to you (with the ult) and later in team fights. If you're good with his Q you can take out some lane opponents as well.

Kennen wins lanes so hard you can go top or mid, so he's easier to place on a team. He also farms really well. He lays out tons of aoe damage and is one of the less squishy casters, or can at least be built that way without sacrificing damage. With Kennen you just win lane, aoe wipe the enemy team. You can carry really hard with Kennen.

Kassadin is a mage/assassin. His early game is slow and some lanes will be hard for you. Sometimes it is difficult to farm. However, he accelerates dangerously fast, once he gets his ult at level 6 he is extremely mobile and capable of nuking hard with Q + E, not to mention the CC they provide (massive movement speed debuff and silence.) You can carry pretty hard with Kassadin just blinking around nuking **** and picking up kills and assists. If you get fed it's pretty scary because you can basically go anywhere. Imagine laning against a kassadin who picks up a kill or two early, everytime you move into the minions he will blink to you and take out half your health. He's really scary right now in solo queue.

Cassiopeia is less seen but she's similar to Kennen in many respects. She farms well and can win her lanes if you land the skill shots. You can easily pick up kills once you get your ult, and you can force them out of lane very quick. She sustains large amount of aoe damage, and in solo queue you can carry VERY hard with her. The big problem is that she is super squishy, and if you start getting focused, or the jungler is camping her lane, it can be very hard to survive, since she has no mobility powers and her abilities are offensive in nature.

I would pass Brand and Xerath, they are great champions and can win their lanes, but they are not capable of carrying very strongly, for whatever reasons. Some people will tell you otherwise, but they don't know what they're talking about when it comes to AP. For a fifth pick I would personally take Annie or Morgana over them, Annie can win her lanes if you are aggressive and she can carry really hard. Morgana can't carry very hard but she's pretty solid in lane and easy to survive and support.

I personally run Kassadin, Cassiopeia, Gragas, Annie and LeBlanc when I go AP.


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TheProDH

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01-20-2012

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Originally Posted by 7thcloud View Post
i think brand is necessary as an AP in everyone's arsenal. he has clearing power to control lane. he has 4 offensive spells. a bunch do aoe dmg. and he's got a(n unreliable) stun.

you should pick up ryze simply b/c he counters so many mages at mid. he's also an old school hero so his rune prison is instant (rare now-a-days).

karthus would be my last suggestion. he is the only hypercarry in the game and can help take down dragon/baron (instead of just zoning like most AP mids).

if you need to buy a 975 rp champion, I would wait until next patch for ahri. I feel riot will nerf her again, but she's definitely a faceroll champion (like leblanc)
Ahri is good but after midding against her so much its not that bad. Xerath or Malz will take care of an ahri.


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DarkJuggalo

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01-20-2012

I have carried a team hard with leblanc I recomend her. I got fed early at mid and was, 18 when the rest were 12 and I ganked top and bottom while maintaining pressure on mid. My whole team was negative but I went 34 2 12 and carried it to a win just cause the enemy was so scared of me they ran and let uus have all the turrets/inhibs


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