But literally, I threw SO many bananas in Season Two. Does the number 251,535 mean anything to you? No? Well that’s the total physical damage dealt as Soraka in Season Two. That means that I threw roughly 3,350 bananas in Season Two! Let’s take a quick look at what happens when that many bananas get thrown!
This is just an overview of my season with Soraka. Sure, I didn’t have the most glorious K/D, but Soraka was my most-played champion in Season Two, and with a whopping 70.2% win percentage that’s nothing to shake a banana at. I felt like my death’s were relatively low considering Soraka’s extreme lack of mobility. The only thing she has going for her are those goat legs, but those got changed mid season!
I wouldn’t do a post about Soraka without at least giving you a lovely Ranked game to look at while we discuss her!
I can’t remember the last time that I had a gank come this early in a game. Amumu wanted a smiteless blue, so Kog and I stayed behind to help DPS it down. We got to the lane when there were only three minions left from the first wave. Kog went running over to them. We were expecting to see a lovely Sivir and support Orianna lane, but all of a sudden a Jax and Shyvana come screaming out of the bushes at us. Kog gets ignited, but I throw my heal down on him anyway. I’d rather have him sitting on bonus armor near full health than to wait for the ignite to wear off. I’m glad I did. Kog escaped with less than 100 HP, but Shyvana was the brave soul who decided to tank the turret. If you know anything about dragons (How To Train Your Dragon) you will know that “a downed dragon is a dead dragon.” Knowing that Shyvana didn’t have Flash I threw my Exhaust down on her. I started auto-attacking Jax so that Kog could finish off the Shyvana which he cleverly did. Jax escaped with just a few banana lashings, but now Kog had red buff. Koggie-poos of the world, if you have a level one red buff and unlimited sustain from a Soraka and full vision of the whole lane, please please please attack the enemy. If nothing more get the red buff tick on them. Don’t worry about using mana to harass people out of lane. What should have been a steam-roll (red buff team vs support-less sustain-less team) ended up being an even trade as Sivir was able to farm aptly in bot lane. She should have been drinking pots until she was out of money! Instead I was forced to try to step forward and harass Sivir and Jax without boots. I would get a banana in the air and silence on either Sivir or Jax and eat so much retaliation that I would expect Kog to at least right-click on them. Sadly, his vision was somehow extremely limited to only seeing creeps.
We survived the laning phase and got right into team-fighting. I don’t really have a role in team fights, so luckily I got a phone call to miss that whole part of the game. I was probably only on the phone for three minutes, but it was really fun to watch as I tried to click my abilities. I take full responsibility for one of Irelia’s deaths. I was standing right there, had heal off cooldown, just couldn’t click from my heal to her fast enough while on the phone! I probably ruined his Season Two stats!
Once each person on the other team had gotten a kill I was casually strolling past Baron and I said “gg” and the other team said “gg” and then the surrender vote passed. It also just happened to be exactly at the 20 minute mark.
Fun Fact: Five different boot options were sported by the other team! Talk about wide representation of the shoe shop! Gee gee Season Two. You will be missed.