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Why don't people play Twitch as AD carry?

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Exentrick

Senior Member

06-24-2012

I understand oracles counters him... but at the same time it doesn't really, every other champion is already visible all the time pretty much. His ulti can decimate if lined up. He scales greatly. He has good steroids. The only thing that people must not like is his shorter range? His slow and expunge can also be very deadly too, especially when allowed to stack up.

So what are the major downfalls that make him not as good as other picks?


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aahdin

Senior Member

06-24-2012

without his stealth he's pretty much kog'maw with weaker steroids and a longer cd on his range boost.


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ValderiusRex

Senior Member

06-24-2012

Short range, poor base stats, MEGA squishy, lane farming negates his primary advantage (stealth ambushes)


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GuyInaRedShirt

Senior Member

06-24-2012

His low range and the fact that if their bruiser even looks at you you die.


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Lil B Task Force

Senior Member

06-24-2012

short range and squishy. I mean you can play him as a standard ad carry bot but he'll probably get zoned and you wouldn't be using his kit to its max potential. He just doesn't have what other ad carries do have making him more effective as a jungle roamer. no poke, or the range and defenses to try to poke, no good farming abilities other than his ult which won't be up too often for it to really be an effective farming tool, and countered by vision ward/oracles which a support would like to have anyhow.


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Drunk Sejuani

Senior Member

06-24-2012

he's sooooo squishy.

couple that with his short range, and the enemy will harass you down in 5 seconds.


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Exentrick

Senior Member

06-24-2012

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GuyInaRedShirt:
His low range and the fact that if their bruiser even looks at you you die.


This happens on other AD's the same way, and you have a slow that can help you kite. You're still an AD carry, if you position yourself wrong, that's your fault.


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Focus Sash

Senior Member

06-24-2012

His stats. To compensate for his stealth, all of his other stats have been neutered.

If you're not using Twitch for his stealth, you may as well not get him then. He's ok-ish if you go the stealthy roamer route early on and then transition to AD carry with the money you get, but picking Twitch and going typical AD carry mindset won't bring you as assured a victory as another more suitable champion most likely would.


For the record, when I play Twitch, I *do* go AD carry slot and start roaming whenever the lane is pushed out. You can get some really good harass with your passive + expunge, and you're a little bit safer than normal from jungle ganks due to your stealth (use it to escape a potentially bad position, not to initiate). You're squishy as all hell, though, and even if you end up 14/0/2, you can't really carry the game as well as another AD carry would.

I speak from experience.


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Druzark

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06-24-2012

With all those disadvantages as mentioned above, it takes a high skill cap in order to be successful with him


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Gerrikk

Senior Member

06-24-2012

It's hard to be consistent when you need your ult to do what other AD do normally and then they still have an ult to use for team-fights on top of that.

Yes his range is awesome with ult but without he is the squishiest champ in the game with short range.


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