As four enemy champions converged on us in bot lane I realized I didn’t have enough mana for an Arcane Shift. My loyal Blitzcrank support realized the same. As we both started to run down the lane I turned to run up river. Pausing momentarily in the bush at the mouth of the river, I waited to see where the enemy was going to emerge. Udyr appeared out of the fog of war and Blitzcrank immediately moved toward him, then ran south, drawing out the enemy. I ran north, giving myself sufficient space between myself and the next enemy. Blitz just said “I’ll gladly die that you may live, but please, please carry us late.” That was the trade we agreed to; I live now, I win us the game.
Another bonus to this game was that most of my team did well. Nubehound went even on kills and deaths, and Iggie and SirSpam28 were only negative one kill.
Iggie won his lane despite losing first blood to Kha’Zix. I had flashed and ignited to get second blood on Janna, but had fallen behind because of it. I fell further and further behind as we had more and more pressure from jungle, mid and top.
My favorite line from this game was when Lux said “Stop farming and group up mid so that we can win” at the 15 minute mark. So I countered with “Yes, group up mid to lose out on exp and gold so that we can lose quicker” as we were a ways behind. Needless to say I stayed in bot lane and farmed my brains out.
Sadly, I finished this game with 4k unspent gold, never getting a chance to have crazy crits or absurd burst or a second life. I swear I remember critting that Janna like 4 times with just a Trinity Force. Poor girl.
As a final note I think Lux players who are matched against a hard pushing champ or a burst champ should get a chalice and upgrade to Athene’s Grail when they get a chance. It comes with too many positive bonuses to be ignored.
I know 8-5 isn’t spectacular, but it was the 14k gold and 10 assists that showed the impact I had in this game. I kept my promise to my loyal support Blitz!