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Where To Practise?

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SinRG

Senior Member

11-13-2012

When I want to learn a new champion I generally play a few games with bots to understand the champs mechanics before taking him to Normal play (never ranked).

As soon as this happens, if I die once or twice (especially if its to a champion that I counter) I get flooded with abuse and am told to 'play bots'. Well... you get next to no experience from bots. Maybe if you could change their difficulty it would be a good option, but bots as they are are too piss easy/buggy.

What do you guys do when practising new champs? Do you just ignore all the haters?

I don't want to just play the same group of champions I KNOW I'm good at. That's not what's normal for....


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Maou

Senior Member

11-13-2012

The point of playing a new champion in a bot match is to just get the basic fundamentals and skills familiarized. Many people try a couple bot matches to learn a new champs mechanics especially if it is something new like Syndra or Elise mechanics. If you're not confident in yourself when playing a new champ, do bot matches until you understand a champ before diving into a serious game.


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Sephïroth

Senior Member

11-13-2012

When I obtain a champion I'm unfamiliar with I'll do two things.

I'll play a full bot or custom game first. Usually I go custom, so I can make the game go as long as I want and practice farming as that champion. Then finding what build suits me BEST in the BEST case scenario. Rarely will you have a cookie cutter build, but its nice knowing what does what on each champion.

After one full game I'll usually play 5-6 dominion games to learn how they team fight. This is important because each character has its own positioning it needs in a fight.

Sometimes if they are a champion that is hard to farm with I'll go 2 bot or custom games. You should end with around 300 CS. Farming is so important in LoL and when you pick up a new champion it is something you fall behind in for lack of understanding how to farm with that champion.


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PogoPogoPogoPogo

Senior Member

11-13-2012

I always play at least a match or two in bot games.


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