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New Soraka Sucks

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TSM Amazing

Junior Member

09-30-2014

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Taric is meh and can't heal as often. Doesn't have potential 3.5 seconds of CC.
Janna can't heal as often. Doesn't have potential 3.5 seconds of CC.
Sona can't heal as often. Doesn't have potential 3.5 seconds of CC.
Nami can't heal as often. Doesn't have potential 3.5 seconds of CC.



She's stronger than she was before on top of now having a kit that can actually have the numbers tweaked unlike her badly designed old kit.


"Potential" is a funny word.

If the enemy team decides to not move in the circle, they could potentially be ensared in a 3.5s cd if Soraka chooses to max E.

Soraka can't heal herself if she's not close to an enemy champ. She needs to put herself at a very close distance to even Starcall and land it.

Every other heal support may not be able to heal as often, but they can heal safely and have way better instant benefits than hoping that the enemy team stays in a magic puddle to be snared.


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EffectFX

Senior Member

09-30-2014

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Taric has hard stun, non-skill shot, ally armor buff
Janna, Knockup AoE and Knockback AoE and slow
Nami, Knockup AoE, knockup AoE, ally speed boost
Sona, Slow on Hit, Poke, Ult AoE Stun
Ali, Knockback(stun), Knockup AoE
(Ali = no risk)


Still less heals (and weaker heals across the board), still no 3.5 second CC across the board. Soraka has a slow as well.

She can heal 230 HP every 2 seconds with a level 5 heal on top of her 525 HP global heal. There isn't a champion in the game who can match that output for healing other champions except sion with his ult up. It's not a huge shock they'd give such a powerful ability a drawback. Learn to deal with it. Landing Q isn't hard either so it's not too difficult to be gaining consistent HP back.


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EffectFX

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09-30-2014

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TSM Amazing:
"Potential" is a funny word.

If the enemy team decides to not move in the circle, they could potentially be ensared in a 3.5s cd if Soraka chooses to max E.


stopped reading after this. Try placing it on them instead of placing it in front of them. On top of that, try using it in combination with other champions with CC. It combos EXTREMELY well with a number of other CC abilities.


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TSM Amazing

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09-30-2014

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stopped reading after this. Try placing it on them instead of placing it in front of them. On top of that, try using it in combination with other champions with CC. It combos EXTREMELY well with a number of other CC abilities.


Yeah, let's blow our load everytime we want to heal or harass. This makes really good game play.


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Delioth

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09-30-2014

I've been playing a few games, and I've determined that her E isn't supposed to be a snare to drop on people- it's a disengage/prevent engage tool- All gapclosers are abilities, right? So you drop your e on someone who's coming to engage on you, and they can't use their ability due to the silence. I've watched most people start to back off in that time, and get hit by the snare. Drop your Q on wherever they are, a little towards their direction of travel- it'll hit and get them. Also, just get a Spirit Visage and a Warmog's for that 10% of your max hp every 40 seconds (Not including the 25 from SV and any other regens you have) Those will end up giving you enough regen to not quite spam it, but pretty close. Makes your Q heal 20% more as well.

Besides this simple strategy, what are you smoking with not being able to land your Q? It's a huge tophat at long range. Are you just not buying boots and getting engaged on when you get a little "close" to shoot it out? +The cooldown is 5 seconds at max rank... take off the 40% CDR you really should be getting and it's 3 seconds... Spammable much?


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EffectFX

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09-30-2014

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Yeah, let's blow our load everytime we want to heal or harass. This makes really good game play.


Something tells me if you didn't chunk the ensared player, you should probably try a different game.


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TSM Amazing

Junior Member

09-30-2014

Implying the person gets ensnared in the first place or that Soraka's max E first or even 2nd.


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EffectFX

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09-30-2014

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Implying the person gets ensnared in the first place or that Soraka's max E first or even 2nd.


Implying it's difficult to combo her E with any other CC in the game, and that 2.5 seconds of CC is weak. Someone else posted it as well, but it also works great as a disengage and peeling tool. Works great against assassins like Zed as well.


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TSM Amazing

Junior Member

09-30-2014

And for everyone else, there's real supports that actually do meaningful and useful stuff.

Soraka will never ever be played in competitive play with her current kit.

Her play rate will continue to downward spiral.

Other than healing allies (which is only good if you max W and build some AP, which means not SV or Warmogs), she does everything inferior to every other support.


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Ræyna

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09-30-2014

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Soraka will never ever be played in competitive play with her current kit.

^Truth

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She can heal 230 HP every 2 seconds with a level 5 heal on top of her 525 HP global heal.

But all her allies will get bursted down by the team she heals them with her w, especially the ADC.