Regarding the team comp, that looks good on paper but what do we play if Lux, Jayce, or LeBlanc is banned?
In the event we tie another team for first, I would say that the fastest all mid team would not have to be AD carries. The reason we usually run 4 or 5 ranged adc is for poke on the tower vs actualy players. Playing vs computers we will have the luxury of just insta killing the 1 or 2 comps in our lane at a time, regardless of range.
I would say that MAX DPS is most important! AD Gragas would be good as he has the highest attack damage(with his w), Jax, Garen, Nasus(His q hits towers right?) and then Sona or Soraka to avoid going back as much as possible. We would all want to run Teleport, only back once after the first two towers went down and then teleport back in. I'm thinking it can be done in 5 minutes. We would only be level 5 or 6 by the end, so tanks and all that really shouldn't matter.
@themarckenniankid @jackhoops I could see the value in picking up a level one blue buff. I think if we have a team comp picked then that would be awesome. Ranged also gives us the ability to start hitting the tower a second earlier, and a second later as we don't have to retreat as quickly when the minions are all dying.
Maybe a Janna and Gragas combo for insane bonus AD and Janna has pretty good wave clear, even early with her tornado. Nasus Q does hit towers, but he has a harder time clearing creeps. Jax would be awesome because of his passive, same reason I suggested Olaf. Soraka has more AoE damage, but Sona can spam her mini-heal much quicker than Soraka can. Teleport sounds good too. Chain them to keep a creep tanking tower for us. Good ideas.
We are not in a situation to tie for first place. Both divisions are separate, so even if we finished 9-1, we would not be looking at a tie breaker. The bot game is strictly for a team-building exercise, to help us theory-craft and work together! However, my competitive side wants to see a much better Intermediate bot game victory than the 40 minute time Jack and I set at lunch today. :S
Udyr would be pretty sick vs towers as well with his tiger stance. He's a bit more mana dependant to really get revved up, though.I'm curious if Blue would be worth taking. I'd think with 5 of us we could kill it and get to lane as the first minions are dying off.
Your claim as bot champion is false. I made it from lvl 1 to lvl 25 on nothing bot bot games. I like the idea of having everyone go mid. But you'll probably want some tank in there. Vi is SUPER mean against bots so thats where my vote goes... But there are other champs like Xin or Amumumumu that would also be a good choice mu. When the mid champ is killed and everyone starts hitting tower then send the best pusher top to get started on the top tower when the bots are all drawn mid by the fallen tower. As long as you can keep taking towers in different lanes fast enough then their programming will keep them grouped up spending time traveling from lane to lane.
@SamDovahkiinMonsivais Vi could be good, the amount of AoE she brings to the party is immense. She also generates a shield for herself, which is very effective at tanking some creep aggro. Xin pushes too slowly, and is very single target. The damage he deals to a tower could by trumped by a hyper carry like Jax or MF or Tristana (maxing Q). I like the Amumu idea, two AoE spells early, and creeps are just melting around him.
I'm not sure I'm sold on switching lanes to keep the bots pre-occupied. I know that it works, but I don't care at all about top tower, because I only need mid towers down to win the game. Maybe if RIGHT after we took the first mid tower if we stepped up and caught two bots cutting through the jungle. We could 5v2 them, kill them, and then pressure mid tower easily. Then if mid was still dead we could win an 5v2 easily, especially with a bit of coordination to layer damage on a single target and create fewer defenders.
Edit: Those are two different plans. But my plan was against bots. I have the most bot wins so I'm the authority on those. I'm down for Cait against people.
@jackhoops So what's your plan against bots? Think fastest game possible. I imagine it would be 5 mid, but I could be right.
@adyendrus It's this one again: So Tristana/Ashe bot, skip the jungle and have two top (Riven and Olaf) then for mid we could either go Anivia (ultimate creep wave clearer) or Akali (Ultimate bot killer)
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@Choppes @jackhoops All good ideas. I think Gragas is a definite pick. Jeff brought up his AD scaling on his W, plus his Q deals significant damage to a full creep wave. Jax might be a good fit if we're not too melee. I wanted to try Karma because she has two AoE abilities, and a heal, which helps keep people in lane. Her mana costs aren't too taxing, and she can hit towers from range.
@jackhoops But I don't think the fastest game possible would be to have all three lanes populated. I think we could burst the middle turret with five people if we were all there. Maybe if we ran five ranged champs all mid with attack speed runes and Doran's Blades start. Shoot da creeps, shoot da tower, win. Intermediate bots are going to react to a tower going down, and that's when it would get interesting.
Um, your plan includes Cait, and she's banned, dog. So Tristana/Ashe bot, skip the jungle and have two top (Riven and Olaf) then for mid we could either go Anivia (ultimate creep wave clearer) or Akali (Ultimate bot killer)