Power Creep

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Aphet

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10-07-2012

I feel really slow, but I've started seeing this term only recently and was wondering if someone could explain it to me.

Thanks


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Aphet

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10-07-2012

For some reason I remember hearing it like, "whoever wins the power creep" when referring to top lane.


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Vamp13

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10-07-2012

thats a somewhat true statement.


thats referring to top champs being increasingly overpowered in order to be viable.


so whoever wins the powercreep refers to something along the lines of picking rengar vs an older champion, which isnt that powerful. rengar is op. nerf plz.


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spacedogg

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10-07-2012

Power creep refers to new characters getting stronger over time, leaving older characters somewhat in the dust. A power creep can be due to a variety of things, but the most common reason is likely innovation. With new, better character creation, you get new, better characters. This tends to leave older characters out in the cold. This may lead to buffs for older characters.

The power creep in top lane is a bit of the same, though on a micro level. This refers to power within a single game. Top lane, more than others, tends to snowball because there is more 1v1 fighting and less help from the team (as there are no large objectives near top lane apart from towers). If one person gains even a small advantage in top lane, the advantage tends to grow and grow because one player is stronger and therefore can deny, kill, or out CS her opponent.


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JunkRamen

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10-07-2012

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Originally Posted by Aphet View Post
For some reason I remember hearing it like, "whoever wins the power creep" when referring to top lane.
People usually refer to top when they talk about power creep because it's been by far the most apparent up there. Top lane is the harshest lane in terms of match-ups and champions made to be sent up there are purposefully made to have a strong laning phase that generally drops off later. Riven was the shining example of this happening, but in the last few months the whole thing has become even more apparent with Darius, Rengar, and Jayce being released.


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Spirit Stones

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10-07-2012

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This was really informative.


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Ninjas First

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10-07-2012

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Wow. That was informative and surprisingly interesting. Thank you.


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Thestuey

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10-07-2012

Read the post, and immediately thought of extra credits; good quick reply. On that note, I recommend the entire series.


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Vamp13

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10-07-2012

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This was really informative.
thank you. i try when im not trolling.


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