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"Pure" supports?

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arcticnerd

Senior Member

06-22-2012

I think you are missing my point. Even with some gold you are not going to get the same benefit from building ap or ad as you are building defensive and cdr based items. Simply put ap and ad items are far too expensive for the cs hungry support. You could use what gold you do get to pick up from kills and assists to get your revery or aegis faster. These items come in far more useful than ap or ad items of equivalent cost.

As for farming lanes as the support, the only time you should do that is when a wave is going to suicide into a tower and no one else is around to take the gold.


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acosn

Senior Member

06-22-2012

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Lord of Sweat:
A 'pure' support would be most likely classified as Shen, Sona, Taric, Karma and Soraka. They really can do extremely well as support when played correctly. Shen is not as much of a true support but the rest are nothing but.


Karma's not a pure support in any sense of the term. She's an AP nuke that happens to have a heal, a damage shield and an MS steroid. Her best lanes are solo lanes and working with a melee soak like Garen or Riven.

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bob000:
The point of support is you are strong even without farm. You shouldn't try to get a bruiser or carry build because you will end up spending all of mid game trying to catch up on farm. Blitz has a bruiser build just as Janna has an AP build but they need farm to get those builds.


Support characters without farm are just as bad as anyone else without farm and past mid-game will turn into massive liabilities.

Just like anyone else without farm.

They need gold, they just don't want to get five of your team's early game kills and turn them into straight into non-damage items. I mean, your team might call you bad for doing something like dropping your early game gold advantage as Sona into a Sheen but chances are unless the enemy team is going hard-on meta gaming with straight tanks / soaks in all lanes and then an AD carry, that Sheen is going to be far more useful than, say, a Philo stone and the health ruby part of a HoG.


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