Solo top champion?

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dudeathome

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04-20-2012

Get rumble or maybe chogath for solo top just in case some game your team needs one more ap champion


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Neoman321

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04-20-2012

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Originally Posted by OrchideeFalco View Post
Vlad is strong in lane but... I am incredibly biased in him because he falls off terrible mid and lategame.
That could not be more wrong. Is early game is horrible (pre-7) but late game he is a total monster.


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aphronyaa

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04-20-2012

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Originally Posted by OrchideeFalco View Post
Vlad is strong in lane but... I am incredibly biased in him because he falls off terrible mid and lategame.

Nautilus sucks at top.

Shen: ZOMFG SO BROKEN

I probably missed alot but those are some good picks.

srry u lose all credibility.


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bebopbountyhead

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04-21-2012

Don't play Nasus, Jax or Talon top. Good players will spank you for doing-so. Wukong is similar to Riven, but I don't know of many good matchups for him, as his combo costs too much mana to spam and he needs to do the whole thing to stay healthy(has 0 potential sustain). Pantheon is like Riven, but he sucks top imo. Whenever I try to top with him I cry a little inside, 'cause I love Panth so much and wish he could fit in with the other beefy, manly top chars. Olaf is VERY good, but plays nothing like Riven. He's more of a sustained fighter than a bursty fighter and has no mobility whatsoever.

Here are my suggestions: Renekton, Jarvan or Rumble. All melee, all mobile, all bruisers/fighters.

Renek is most like Riven of the three with a duo-dash, a melee-range stun, a heal instead of a shield and a "steroid ult." I don't play him often because while he can dominate almost any opponent top, he falls-off later in the game. He can dive a lot like Riven and really does stomp most tops, though.

Rumble is second-most like Riven, with good mobility, harass that's hard to answer and a shield. Both he and Renek play like bullies, which I feel is Riven's role in-lane. However, rather than being a superb duelist, Rumble is better at poking until they can't fight back, pushing lanes and being the biggest headache of a teamfight. Rumble is the best of the 3 imo, because he offers your team the most in teamfights without losing the lane to too many people. Usually he'll lane alongside his lanemate, gaining slight advantage after lvl4. Not many bad matchups for him, but not a huge number of great ones either.

Jarvan is my favorite top solo. He isn't much like Riven when it comes to playstyle, but fills a similar bruiser role in-lane. He's got very good harass, the ability to be built tanky or tanky AD, LOTS of versatility build-wise(runes and items) and has the ability to deal the most without your opponent having a chance to deal you any in return(thanks to his init popup). He wrecks a lot of AD matchups thanks to his standard(Tryn, Fiora, GP, Nasus, Talon, Trundle, Panth, AD sion). He also offers a lot more to his team that Renek or Riven in fights, in-that he can give attack speed/armor, reduce armor by percentages and has 3 cc. Played well, he has many very good matchups and a few pretty bad ones. He tends to fall to Irelia and has trouble with Riven. That's bad because they're popular, but it's not the worst because they're his only really terrible matchups that are viable.

If I had to choose one for you to play, I'd choose Rumble. Jarvan is my favorite, but Rumble is the best of them. He has his own mechanics to learn, low cooldowns, good damage, offers your team the elusive AP top, good sustain through Will w/o mana and an absolutely awesome passive that makes you turn red and makes his mek "Tristy" blare "WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!" I really like his laugh, too. Yeah, go Rumble. Not enough Rumbles in the world. Oh, and people will underestimate you, since nobody plays him and he starts slow.


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Solstorm

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04-21-2012

jax, wukong or olaf


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Shadar

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04-21-2012

If you want to be a really effective solo top player, make sure to have a great variety for your team comp.

AP Carry (Vladimir, Fiddle, Gragas, Rumble) /not sure about fiddle top
AD Carry/Bruiser (Ridiculously huge amount of viable champions. Riven, Jarvan, Olaf, Lee Sin, Garen, etc)
Hard Tank (Garen, Shen, others?)

Being able to go AP/AD/Carry top will really help a team comp if someone wants to go fiddle jungle, or something that doesn't quite fit the current meta.

Just saying, having a large variety of champs to pull from will help.


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DMariutZ

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04-21-2012

Nidalee for teh win.


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Canadían

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04-21-2012

Vlad is wicked.

Riven is wicked.

Wukong is really decent.

Warwick is wicked.

Shen is 99% wicked.

Renekton is broken.

Kennen is wicked.


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ElMage21

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04-21-2012

NASUS
Harras? Just ****ing ignore it, you will lifesteal that ****
Trade? Q the **** out of him
gank? Wither and lol while you chase/run away
Lategame? Eat towers with 500+ Q and Rape that carry with 1 shot


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bebopbountyhead

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04-21-2012

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Originally Posted by ElMage21 View Post
NASUS
Harras? Just ****ing ignore it, you will lifesteal that ****
Trade? Q the **** out of him
gank? Wither and lol while you chase/run away
Lategame? Eat towers with 500+ Q and Rape that carry with 1 shot
2 people, 1 wither. Good luck getting away, Nasus. Top Nasus is like top Morde: if they know you're up there and know how to play, they'll gank you early and often. No escape=too conservative to get the last hits you need. Nasus top only works on teams unwilling to gank. Also: You can't lifesteal or deal enough early-levels to stay in-lane with actual bruisers. Riven, Irelia, Fiora, Jarvan, just a slew of champions will beat you until you cry early levels.