First blood! Usually, this is something that I love to hear the old announcer lady yell. However, in this game, it was the enemy Kha’Zix picking up first blood. Our jungle Nunu was close by, full health, with red buff, so he decided to run up and finish off that Kha’Zix to even out the lane. Double kill. I’m already depressed.
Bot lane was Ezreal vs Ezreal, both with the Pulsefire skin. The difference was Blitz vs Soraka. Each time I would trade with Ezreal I would lose. Even if I came out ahead and took one auto attack he would get a heal and mana from Soraka and be 100%. It was a frustrating situation. The “Legendary!” yells from the announcer lady didn’t help by 10 minutes into the game.
The rest of this game was a blur. I farmed my brains out, played safe as best I could, only get greedy when Kha’Zix was around. I skipped my Dorans and went straight for Phage. I didn’t want to sacrifice early health in lane, but I knew that Ezreal wasn’t going to kill me. I did pick up one Dorans when I got my Vampiric Scepter, but then I stayed in lane until I could buy my Bloodthirster. From there Trinity Force came very quickly. I was getting further and further ahead.
I do remember one time seeing the enemy closing in on me. Nidalee came through our jungle past red, and I could see Kha’Zix coming through tri-bush near Dragon. I blinked over the wall towards red and sprinted up to mid lane. I knew I was going to be follow, but we were able to turn that around into a kill.
Kha’Zix dominated his lane, but he didn’t buy any defensive items. In the current meta of League of Legends if you’re melee you must build defensive or pay the consequences. If Kha’Zix missed his jump on someone he died. We were actually able to catch him out like this once. We saw him waste his jump near our red and we all committed on him. He cleverly used his ult to escape us, only to try to 2-man Dragon. We shattered those dreams pretty quickly. We were able to double kill Kha’Zix and Pantheon and take the dragon for free.
In our last team fight I watched as Kha’Zix rounded the corned into our jungle near wraiths. I was standing in the bush behind the Lizard Elder. I shot a Q into Kha and a W across his team, then watched as he jumped towards me. I Arcane Shifted back and immediately wound up my ultimate. It shoved me to full stacks on my passive and Nunu gave me a Blood Boil. Game time.
My penta kill had two “kills secured” by team mates, but I wasn’t worried about that. I was just thrilled to have my Guardian Angel protecting me, full stacks on my Bloodthirster, and Black Cleaver chunking people’s armor down to nearly nothing.
That last push gave us enough time to get to their Nexus. Then we just stood as a team and fended off their onslaught. We were almost 9000 gold ahead by the end. It was a glorious game, worth all three honor that I got.