[Guide]You Gotta Find First Gear! (Blitzcrank)

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yung timmy

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03-12-2012

Grabbing is a last resort. Remember that.


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Warrrrax

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03-13-2012

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Originally Posted by Furikurifan4 View Post
Alistar can do a knock up then head butt their carry into your team. Also, there isn't that half second delay before he headbutts, like blitzcrank has, it's not a skill shot, so there are pros and cons with those.

Normally you have two teams staring each other down, poking away with their abilities. Initiation is all about getting a fight started.

Alistar does not just magically appear right in the middle of the enemy where he can knockup and push their carry into your team.
He can initiate by headbutting an enemy and then knocking up the team. But this means he is ahead of the team and the knockup doesnt last all that long. So it takes a well coordinated team to take advantage.

Blitz on the other hand can grab a single enemy and pull them right into the middle of your team, while the rest of their team is 1000 range away.
Unless you grabbed the tank, this should result in a very fast kill. The enemy then has to decide whether to charge you 4v5, or accept the loss and run off.
Once again, unless you grabbed their TANK, either of these situations are to your advantage.
If you DID grab tank, then the tank won't quite go down, your team uses all their burst, and the enemy sweeps in. This is bad.



Grabbing is a last resort? WTF? At least hit 30 and play more Blitz before commenting.


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Epjest

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03-16-2012

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Originally Posted by Furikurifan4 View Post
"Unlike the sustain supports (Soraka, Sona, Taric, Alistar), a well played Blitzcrank can punish poor positioning of enemies, force advantageous fights, and has no CC that can be cleansed or reduced with Merc treads. He also can easily fill the role of off tank/bruiser should your team need one."


Alistar can do all those things...
Admittedly Alistar does also have CC that aren't reduced by Merc Treads, however he has to commit to the enemies position to engage a fight. He also has to expend two abilities to engage or somehow make it into melee range via flash or 'huffing it'.

Also, Alistar doesn't have the damage output that Blitzcrank does. Blitzcrank does TONS more damage than Alistar, with a short CD CC.

Blitzcrank also punishes enemies harder for poor positioning than Alistar since his is longer range and doesn't require vision.


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Nakumine

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09-24-2012

A friend of mine and I have been experimenting with Blitz/Darius bot. Land a grab, they're in the fight. Give 'em your E and they're delayed in escaping. They start running, but oh no! Darius pull-in and it all starts over again, ending with their head under Darius' axe.

We've had mixed results with actual game outcomes (although these factor in other elements) but our early game often dominates. In the matches we've played so far, a good 80% result in first blood for us, and then them being too scared to engage again.


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alezieraltomb

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12-02-2012

I like this idea, but since Blitz can't farm much so he is very weak unless you kill steal or simply get lucky with being against low HP characters.


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Epjest

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12-28-2012

Updated to Season 3, will update more as I get experience.

Sadly though, Robot's been on perma-ban for several months so getting to play him is fairly rarer than it used to be. I sorta miss the times when NO ONE wanted to play support and NO ONE banned Blitzcrank or even PLAYED him.


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Draxxxxx

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05-04-2013

Thanks for this guide men.. !


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Epjest

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11-28-2013

Nine months since last update, Guide is now season 4 ready!

Hope this helps people who are trying to figure out season 4 support some.


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