Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Team Composition - Supports

First off, I'd like to say sorry for not posting in such a long time. It's been really hard because I'm trying to work on my website at solomid.net and its been a head ache because I'm such a noob at this webmaster stuff and it has been hell trying to find a new forum host that can handle the traffic it is generating and moving the databases over. Enough of the rant, lets get down to business.

To me, support is the most fun to play. As the support your job is to harass, crowd control, and heal. Sure you don't go on god like streaks and do big crits but all the intricacies, to me, make it worth while. Well what makes a good support?

1. The ability to baby. This means that in a lane you are able to harass the other team and support yours while your lane mate happy farms it up. A good example of a champion that can baby and harass is Soraka. She has one of the longest range to auto attack harass and she can continually heal herself and her ally so they can more safely farm. A second example would be Janna. She can use her shield to increase damage output and shield against incoming damage. She can aslo use her zephyr then gale to gank and harass. If she wants to retreat she can gale (tornado) to escape.

2. Protect the tanks and carries in team battle. Piggybacking again off of what I just mentioned above. Janna's/Morgana's shield can protect the key champions in team battles and keep they up while they lay massive damage out put. Janna's gale/ult can CC oponents aswell as Morgana's Ult. Other forms of protection would be Soraka/Taric/Mino Heals.

3. Ability to crowd control. Basically means any type of disable. Minotaur stun, Fiddle silence, etc.

With all these in mind, there are only a hand full of good champions that fit these criteria out there that I dare classify as support. They would be: Minotaur, Soraka, Taric, Morgana, Janna.

Next Time I will post so specifics on Laning, Playstyle, Harassing, and Babysitting.

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget Zilean.

    His haste/slow spell is huge for CC, his bomb is perfect for harass, and his ult, well, that just goes without saying.

    Even his passive is a supportive skill at its core.