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Graves moved up in tier 1 -So now I know he's in front of Urgot and all these EU people going to get those panties all up in a twist over it but guess what.. IT'S MY OPINION SO SHUTTY! Lol j/k but I do believe Graves to be a better overall pick then Urgot because of his kit. There's no such thing as a "weak" Graves lane. Any support goes great with him and that can't be said about Urgot. Granted Urgot is extremely strong in his own right but I feel he's just a tiny bit more situational then Graves is. Also Urgot requires you to land your E + Q's to be successful where as Graves just presses E, auto's you incredibly fast, then drops a KO combo with his Q + R combo for a bazillion damage ,and yes that's a real number ;) Any who I feel Graves not only has a great kit that flows with everyone and every single team comp out there but there's one ability that's actually incredibly good for competitive play. Smokescreen his W ability. If you use this on an enemy carry in a team fight it's like they have their own personal Nocturne ultimate on their face that lasts a few seconds even when you exit the ability. I find this single ability to be what truly makes Graves so powerful. It's that damage output combined with the mini Noc ultimate that makes fighting him so very dangerous.
He's just so universally good I don't think any AD flows as well as he does from laning phase, mid game, late game, to team fighting. Not to mention that Graves > Urgot in lane because he just pushes him in all day and doesn't allow him to farm that well and his Dashes away from every Urgot E because it's on such a short CD as long as you're auto attacking.
Urgot moved up in tier 1 - Well I did talk a lot about Urgot ^ right here so yeah.. Any who Urgot has been proving himself deemed "OP" by many professional players and teams due to his overall strength. If you manage to land a E on someone they're going to get chunked for some serious DPS. Pro players being pro and all generally land these more then they miss them. That's not what the worst part of Urgot is. It's his level 6 strength. At level 6 Urgot is a tank and an AD carry all in one and he will swap you and pretty much crush you with ease. Look at MLG when Aphromoo 2v1'ed as Urgot vs Ashe Janna I believe and just swapped and killed with Ashe really having no way of surviving the damage. Urgot prays on the squishes and the ones with no escapes and that's what makes him so deadly. His downfall is his mid into late game transition where he starts to fall off and become more of a utility AD carry then a true DPS monster like Graves, Corki, or Kog'Maw for instance.
Tristana moved up to tier 2 - The more I see Tristana the more I become of fan of her. I feel I had her too low for what she can do and what's shes capable of. Late game 6 Item Trist is VERY scary and her early game laning phase is one of the best out of any AD carry. Her issue is the transition from early into mid, then into late. I feel her Mid game doesn't offer much other than being able to auto attack things and her offensive utility is now halted as if she jumps on anyone when there's others around she'll be quickly focused down. Now don't get me wrong I know the W jump resets when she get's a kill but it's still incredibly dangerous to do and it's a risk when you jump offensively as soon as the early games over. So I feel her utility goes down a lot until she gets enough items where her superior range, attack speed, and ability to peel for herself really start to shine. So that's why I feel she's a great tier 2 champion.
Caitlyn moved down to tier 3 - I dunno.. She's still okay but I really don't feel she's superior to any AD carry other than for poke comps. When I look at this list I just feel she should be lower as she's to me clearly not as good as some of the others on this list.
Varus moved down in tier 3 - Placed him a bit too high I think. He's got great CC n all but after playing about 15 or so games with Crs Cop and me playing Support I think we've began to understand that Varus is just okay, he most likely has a place in competitive play but won't be sought after that much so I think a little lower in tier 3 makes sense.
Draven has been placed into tier 3 - So after playing him and watching others play him I think his laning phase is SUPER strong. In fact I think his damage output early on is kinda OP. Then as the game progresses though he just goes so hard to manage.. Keeping up with the Q's and trying to catch them, and just his overall utility out of the laning phase isn't that great. After talking to Chaox from TSM and Crs Cop about it they both said he's a strong laner but becomes too much to manage where as other AD carries can provide more with a lot less effort.
Definition of AD Carries:
- These champions are based off auto attacking. They deal the vast majority of their damage through their basic attacks.
- These champions are found in the bottom lane for the most part but sometimes a Bruiser and the AD / Support will swap top and bottom lane to give the other team some confusion and this is often done to counter a strong enemy bruiser.
- Support champions often accompany AD carries to help them farm and protect them.
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