The history of goats and trolls is long and involved. Luckily, as history tells us the goats beat trolls. I had picked Taric support as Fiora and Jayce fought over top lane. Neither were willing to budge. At the last minute, I knew the secret weakness of the trolls. I swapped to the goat-legged woman.
Soraka is great for trolls. What she adds for a double bruiser double melee top lane is the added armor and the spike of health they need to survive after they dive. However, we had to make it to that stage in the game. Meanwhile, I was babysitting one of the worst AD carries I’ve ever been put in lane with. We had a huge advantage in bot lane as Varus started with Doran’s Blade and Janna never got boots. Without a way to sustain in lane all we had to do was poke, disengage, poke, disengage, etc. It would be a really easy lane, especially with Graves abusing his mana pool, relying on Soraka to top it off.
Unfortunately, I had to start wishing that this Graves would have to leave for something urgent and go AFK. He was a liability in every situation. I actually remember Graves walking towards Yi when Graves had ~150 HP left. Yi hit Highlander to charge at Graves because he was a free kill. Graves didn’t even get an auto onto that full HP Yi.
Luckily, our Viktor was a prodigy. I orchestrated a level 1 blue golem for our Viktor so he’d have a huge advantage, because otherwise the mummy would have just taken our jungle anyway. He also had solo experience from the blue golem, so he showed up in lane level 2 with a full blue buff. It was pretty rad. It let him stay one-step ahead of Yi. Also, Viktor’s kit seems like it would be a perfect counter to Master Yi’s. Master Yi would need to ult to escape the big ugly bubble of time-stoppingness or he’d get stuck in it and take a ton of damage. Also, if Yi started to meditate Viktor could cancel the channel with his ult which would decimate champions.
I started with the soopa koopa green shell of healths and ended up getting an Abyssal. I realized that Viktor loses an item slot to his upgrade so seeing the amount of magic damage on the other team I started building Abyssal. I honestly wasn’t casting Q too much in team fight situations, but even one cast of Starcall coupled with the Magic Resist reduction coming from Abyssal Scepter was making a huge difference for this Viktor. I had to support Viktor as much as possible because Jayce was too busy proving to Fiora that he was going to win top and Fiora would dive three champions by herself to prove that she should have been the one top.
The goat prevails. Now you know, if you get stuck in a queue with four strangers and they are turning into trolls just pick a goat.