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  • posted a message on Teemo and Mid, Is it working at higher Divisions?

    Works decently against slow skillshot mages.

    Try it against a point-and-click like Ryze, Annie, Syndra, Malz, or even Cassiopeia and at least in my experience it fails horribly.

    Posted in: Champions and Gameplay
  • posted a message on Help Inform a RoG Guest Blogger

    Hello there, RoGers! I wanted to solicit some information from you guys.

    I've been writing for RoG for about two months. A couple of my first blogs were about wave-clearing with various champions, such as this one on Diana:

    Basically, what I do is tell you how much AP or AD you need at any given time to clear minion waves with a given champion using their primary wave-clear spell (with Diana, Crescent Strike, etc.)

    Now, my question for you guys is whether or not this sort of information is helpful. Relative to the other skills in League of Legends, my last-hitting/farming is pretty underwhelming, so I started doing those for my own personal use and then expanded them into blog posts. My CS went up by about 15-20 just on champions whose timings I had mathed out. When I did the first one on Jayce, there was a fair amount of interest, but not as much when it came to the follow-on piece on Diana, and neither piece has overwhelming page views. So I'd like to gauge interest with the poll and with any comments you leave below.

    So far, here are the champions I would consider doing wave-clear pieces on:

    Ahri, Anivia, Annie, Brand, Cassiopeia, Cho'Gath, Diana*, Ezreal, Fizz, Galio, Gragas, Graves, Janna, Jarvan IV, Jayce*, Karma, Karthus, Kha'Zix, Lux, Malphite, Malzahar, Mordekaiser, Morgana, Orianna, Rumble, Ryze, Sion, Sivir, Syndra, Talon, Twisted Fate, Varus, Veigar, Viktor, Vladimir, Xerath, Zed, Ziggs, Zilean, and Zyra

    I'm somewhat open to suggestion for the above list, but I'm not particularly thrilled about calculating the damage for:

    • Champions with no AOE wave-clear to speak of
    • Champions who are primarily played support and not named Janna
    • Champions who are primarily played jungle
    • Champions who primarily auto-attack to farm.
    • Champions with really derpy and hard to calculate wave-clear, e.g. Yorick, Urgot
    • Champions who automatically kill minions without really thinking about it, e.g. Heimer, Singed.

    Anyway, please leave feedback in the poll and/or comments below.  I'd like to know if you'd like to see an article for each individual champion, a single (or a few) article(s) that provides just the basic graphs and charts for all the waveclear champions, or no more of these pieces. Thanks!

    Posted in: General Discussions
  • posted a message on Hashinshin fired

    Disclaimer: I'm a guest contributor to RoG so I have a little inside information. I've also never been a hashinshin fan.

    That said, the only thing I have to contribute to this thread is that I think we can all agree that Gentleman Gustaf is sexy. Didn't even have to think about which poll option I selected.

    If RoG ever decided to do a "Staff of Reign of Gaming" calendar, my guess is that people would only ever set the calendar to the month with Gustaf's picture on it and never change it.

    Posted in: General Discussions
  • posted a message on Talk to me about Ryze

    I play Ryze occasionally, but not at a level where I'd consider him in my top-ten midlane champs. Combined with a general interest in improving with Ryze and an upcoming RoG blog post, I want to hear your thoughts on Ryze.

    1) What are your spell rotations? I have two basic combos that I use:

    Max DPS: Q R Q E Q W Q This basically only happens if the target is diving me, or the target is locked down by somebody else.

    The "catch" combo Q W R Q E where you need the W snare to hold the bad guy in place.

    2) What resist items do you build on Ryze? I'm fully aware about Rod of Ages/Seraph's combo for obvious reasons, but I have reason to believe that Frozen Heart/Banshee's is not the only way to build resists on him.

    Random aside: I use MS quints, Mpen reds, armor yellows, and MR blues. I'm going to be pretty hard to convince to shift away from that.

    Posted in: Champions and Gameplay
  • posted a message on If you were going to rush a Lich Bane on anyone, who would it be?

    Well, looks like Emeraldw was already working on a similar piece, so there goes that.

    Thanks anyway, guys! (And I should coordinate better with the other bloggers lol).

    Posted in: General Discussions
  • posted a message on If you were going to rush a Lich Bane on anyone, who would it be?

    Interesting, and that's what my preliminary analysis is showing. Well, if you've already run this, then there's not much point in me doing it again. If you dig up that link, please point me to it! I ran some basic google searches and didn't find anything too compelling.

    There was: but that was mostly a straight-up Deathcap rush vs Lichbane rush, and nobody rushes Deathcap these days.

    And to clarify, I guess I'm not looking for people who must build Sheen, but rather people who consider Sheen a core item and not something fun on the side. A Lich Bane on Anivia, to me, is something fun on the side, not something I'd want to prioritize.


    Posted in: General Discussions
  • posted a message on If you were going to rush a Lich Bane on anyone, who would it be?

    All right, so I'll include Diana, AP Ez, and Veigar.

    I'm really waffling on AP Tristana. That is pretty much a troll build. AP MF is a troll build and it's just not played enough for me to consider that. That goes for AP Varus too.

    I'm also not completely sold on Lich Bane (at all) on Diana, but if people are actually buying that (and rushing it), then I'll look at it. Not completely sold on the idea of a Lich Bane rush on Veigar and he's hard to look at because it depends on how much AP he has but again, I'll look at it.

    For you Veigar enthusiasts, are you doing Q to proc the lich/bane/auto as your harass combo, or is it the meteor thing?

    On Diana, I assume it's Q/R/auto, with possibly a W thrown in to harass. The only real difference between Diana's all-in and her harass combo is the second R and a passive proc? That's my experience with Diana.

    Keep 'em coming if there's anyone else! I want the (AP) people who must buy Sheen early to do well.

    Posted in: General Discussions
  • posted a message on If you were going to rush a Lich Bane on anyone, who would it be?

    If you've ever looked at Lich Bane and thought "I bet this would be a good first buy on X," I want to know who you think it'd be good on.

    Now, don't read this and say "DON'T BUY LICH BANE FIRST, SCRUB." I already know the prevailing wisdom on the matter, there's no point in repeating that ad nauseum. A couple of things changed since that wisdom was first espoused (and it was correct back then), namely Season 3's change to Lich Bane and the penetration changes.

    I'm writing an article about the Lich Bane soon, and in order to properly consider the cases, I'd like to know champions that rushing a Lich Bane on would be remotely a good idea. Don't give me anyone who buys other AP items first (e.g. anyone rushing ROA, Abyssal, or Zhonya's) or who never cares about juggling Sheen procs at level 10 (e.g. Lux, Xerath, Karthus).

    Would you ever consider rushing a Hextech Revolver into a Lich Bane on Akali? That might be reasonable.

    So far, based on, I have Twisted Fate, Fizz, Ziggs, AP Master Yi, AP Teemo, AP Sion, and AP Kayle as possibilities. Is there anyone else you'd consider rushing a Lich Bane on?

    EDIT: Bonus points if you tell me what the harass and what the all-in combo is for each champion. E.g. Fizz harasses with Q/W, all-ins with QWER.

    Posted in: General Discussions
  • posted a message on RE: Emeraldw's "PSA" to build Last Whisper (ITT: Math)

    Hey, nice analysis. I always appreciate the in-depth math.

    I think you're being a bit premature when you say that Kog and Vayne should "never" get LW. Given that in teamfights, the AD carry is mostly going to be hitting the tankies, adding a Last Whisper can help a lot either as a 3rd or 4th item. Unless there's math to say otherwise . . .

    Posted in: Written Work
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