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Why does mid have to be an ap caster?

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PogoPogoPogoPogo

Senior Member

10-28-2012

The long and the short of it is this: You can pick a non-AP carry mid if the following to conditions are met:

1) You are more than confident that you will win the lane and shut down the enemy AP mid.
2) Your jungle or top lane is an AP carry.

So if you send like a Mordekaiser top and a Diana to the jungle, then yea, you could take a Talon, Pantheon, Riven, whoever you want mid. Again, as long as you're confident you can win the mid-lane match up.

And honestly, even if all you do is force the enemy AP Carry top, you're still possibly winning. Here's why.

If you've taken someone like Riven mid lane, well that's typically a solotop champion. She'll be able to handle whoever the AP carry swaps top lane with, so Riven won't be at any sort of extra disadvantage unless the top laner happens to be a Riven counter (in which case you shouldn't've taken Riven). But even if it is a Riven counter, the lane is shorter so Riven is safer than she would be top lane.

Meanwhile, the AP carry has swapped up to top lane. The long, scary lane with a brush that junglers like to put a tent in and camp. In the mid-lane, that squishy AP carry can be hard to gank because the turret as so close. But that AP carry doesn't have to get very far out of position in top lane to be an easy gank up there.


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Azerax53

Senior Member

10-28-2012

The main reason AP carries are chosen to go mid is because they can farm from a distance and do aoe damage. So typically your AP carries go mid because they benefit from the farm they get and they trade well with other APs. ex:
Karthus
Mordekaiser
Katrina

However, there is an advantage sometimes to go mid with an AD because they can overpower the ap because of their sustain early game and a intially higher damage. an example of this is talon. Talon is one of the most used AD carries mid because he can counter a lot of the mid ap casters. Here are some examples of AD carries that are decent that i've seen go mid:
Talon
Ezreal
Teemo
Jax
Ashe


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elturbo13

Junior Member

06-23-2014

i have read that ap casters go mid because ap items are more expensive than ad and since minions get faster to mid the gold income is higher in mid


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Koi Nami Only

Senior Member

06-23-2014

The necro is real.


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maikokk

Senior Member

06-23-2014

my thoughts: if you are in solo que, never AP mid. you can let someone else be AP mid--- but you need AD if you are going to carry the game and take down towers unless you can trust your team to do it for you


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jrizzo

Junior Member

06-23-2014

Man what is with people bumping 2 year old posts...


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tacojohn37

Junior Member

06-23-2014

^just like Zed.


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r1c0

Senior Member

06-23-2014

Talon, Panth, and Riven are the three most viable currently. Others can play mid, but they are usually better suited to top or jungle. A lot depends on team comp though. At lower levels, it's not really a huge deal. You can play ad mid and rape face. Back when I first started, I used to play Caitlyn mid with a lot of success. The higher you get, the more you get forced into the meta because well, it exists for a reason.


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Rissq

Member

06-23-2014

Mid is the shortest lane. So you put the squishiest champions in that lane so that they can take less damage while escaping danger.


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