Is there any ranged AD who's viable in top lane?

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Kitsune no Hime

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05-29-2012

As the title suggests, is there any ranged AD carry that can do reasonably well top lane without relying on jungle to babysit or risk falling behind in farm?

I read on the "vayne buff plz" QQ threads that vayne was viable top lane before her passive/base ms nerf. Would running mspd runes work?


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Tha Dynamite

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05-29-2012

In the order of effectiveness, I'd say Graves, Corki and maybe Ezreal.
If you count Teemo as ranged AD, then he preceeds all of the rest.


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SC0TT

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05-29-2012

I think Cait is viable. She has a nice passive that gets buffed by the brush. And she has two escape mechanisms if the opponent gets too close, not including summoner spells. Longest ranged AA in the game as well.


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midillusion

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05-29-2012

Any AD carry with an escape ability can solo top, so basically all of them except for Ashe, Sivir and Kogmaw.


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Chingmeister

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05-29-2012

A good Sivir can do any lane.


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A Litle P Kid

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05-29-2012

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Originally Posted by thirty31one View Post
I think Cait is viable. She has a nice passive that gets buffed by the brush. And she has two escape mechanisms if the opponent gets too close, not including summoner spells. Longest ranged AA in the game as well.
Passive that gets buffed by the brush? You mean Nidalee instead, don't you?


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Tha Dynamite

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05-29-2012

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Originally Posted by Alishiabowen View Post
Passive that gets buffed by the brush? You mean Nidalee instead, don't you?
No...he means Caitlyn.


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defleppardruelz

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05-29-2012

it depends who you are up against and how you play..top lane usually requires some type of bruiser that can soak damage and try to disrupt carries, but if you want or need an ad ranged top vayne is actually pretty strong. corki and graves i've seen do really well top also. if you count urgot as a ranged carry then he is also good


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acosn

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05-29-2012

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Originally Posted by Alishiabowen View Post
Passive that gets buffed by the brush? You mean Nidalee instead, don't you?
You get two stacks per shot fired out of the bush with cait, and only one on normal ground.


Typically you don't want to send a ranged AD carry top because you want that soak to have their optimal time early / mid game just like how carries come into their own late game, but only with farm.


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Rawrful

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05-29-2012

All phys carries with an escape, and even some without, are viable top. Putting a phys carry top opens up two slightly different types of team. The two phys carry team, which makes for very fast Baron/Dragon kills and a nasty late game, and the one phys carry top and a kill lane bottom. If your phys carry can do well top, and your kill lane can shut down the enemy phys carry bot while getting farm or kills themselves, your team can come out way ahead.


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