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How does "adc" in any way mean "bottom"?

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420blazeitweedyo

Junior Member

10-04-2014

adc... Bottom. They are not even some what close to one another.


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louis3333

Senior Member

10-04-2014

Well ADC is played bot so...


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420blazeitweedyo

Junior Member

10-04-2014

What........?


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louis3333

Senior Member

10-05-2014

ADC is the same as marksmen, the champs that use ranged spells and does most of their damage with their auto attacks, they play bot with the help of a support.


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koalaknight

Senior Member

10-05-2014

This is related to how the meta for the game developed. The way that the game is set up, AD carries just scale so well once they get AD, attack speed, and crit that the game will usually be played with AD carry bot with support, and they are bot to give the team more dragon control. The Europeans teams just destroyed everyone at season 1 worlds championship with this strategy, and this tends to be the way that the game is played 99.9% of the time, well at least for normal and ranked. Teams will usually need an AD carry to have reliable late game damage, where AD carries with items will overshadow basically every other role with their high sustained damage. To not have one, or to not have a support to protect the is usually very, very risky, where the team with the AD carry + support, if played safely and not give up too many kills, will out scale the enemy bot lane and have a huge advantage later on in the game.

It's possible for some AD carries to be played in other lanes, but if someone asks for the AD carry role, it's strongly implied that they will go bot lane.

It's worth mentioning that at the professional level where teams are more communication, lanes tends to be a lot more flexible, but each team will always have an AD carry (those games where they don't didn't end well). There will be lane swaps, solo AD carry where support goes with one of the solo laners, and people just going to different lanes, but these strategies just won't work well outside of that environment.


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Trinzik MVP

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10-05-2014

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koalaknight:
This is related to how the meta for the game developed. The way that the game is set up, AD carries just scale so well once they get AD, attack speed, and crit that the game will usually be played with AD carry bot with support, and they are bot to give the team more dragon control. The Europeans teams just destroyed everyone at season 1 worlds championship with this strategy, and this tends to be the way that the game is played 99.9% of the time, well at least for normal and ranked. Teams will usually need an AD carry to have reliable late game damage, where AD carries with items will overshadow basically every other role with their high sustained damage. To not have one, or to not have a support to protect the is usually very, very risky, where the team with the AD carry + support, if played safely and not give up too many kills, will out scale the enemy bot lane and have a huge advantage later on in the game.

It's possible for some AD carries to be played in other lanes, but if someone asks for the AD carry role, it's strongly implied that they will go bot lane.

It's worth mentioning that at the professional level where teams are more communication, lanes tends to be a lot more flexible, but each team will always have an AD carry (those games where they don't didn't end well). There will be lane swaps, solo AD carry where support goes with one of the solo laners, and people just going to different lanes, but these strategies just won't work well outside of that environment.


Basically this. The reason ADC has a support is because they are generally weak early game (sometimes not the case) and they need to get strong for later in the game where they become damage machines. The reason bot lane was played as the duo lane is because it is closest to dragon which is more important than baron side since it's not even spawned until 15 minutes. Also, I believe they changed turrets this season to make the bottom turret weaker (correct me if I'm wrong) than top turret which even made it more favorable to have your ADC/Support go bottom.

Hope I helped


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