We’ve all experienced this guy, but this story actually covers two games. I had just played as Tristana in a game where my support decided to suicide at level one to the enemy bot lane. After he died, I got zoned from creeps and had to recall. Level one, two cs, lost lane. When the game went late I was forced to deal with a legendary Irelia and Akali on the enemy team. My team decided to chase the enemy Twitch, who didn’t even have a bounty, through unmapped and unwarded territory. Unsurprisingly, my entire team died, and left me to defend the base against five fed champs. Then I get blamed for the loss. That’s fine, I’m hardly losing any LP at all for losses. The people on my team deserved to lose, and they lost. Let’s move on. I get back into queue, and my feeding support from last game is on my team. That solo queue troll has returned.
There is no feature to ignore in champion select. I have to listen to what this kid says. He calls support again. The largest problem for me is that he’s actually bad at playing support. He doesn’t know how to help the ADC last hit under turret. He didn’t ward properly. He didn’t do anything to help me win bot lane, not to mention survive in bot lane. Now he wants to play support again? Great. Well one thing is for sure, I’m not playing in bot lane with him.
I choose LeBlanc with my first pick and lock in. The enemy team countered with Karthus. Karthus can have a huge impact on a game if it goes late. His damage just scales well and is hard to avoid. This Karthus chooses to run the Phant0ml0rd Karthus strategy of Revive and Teleport. This let me be a huge lane bully.
I died early. It was a tad embarrassing. I committed to fighting Karthus behind his creeps. It was a mistake. My burst wasn’t quite enough to finish him off, and my jungler wasn’t nearby so I shouldn’t have been picking a fight. Lesson learned. I was still 1-1-0, but felt dumb for having that death on my record.
The game progressed and I started roaming. I was everywhere on the map. I was picking up kills and assisting with kills in all lanes. We could dive any champion, any situation. Skarner was a threat because his ultimate could lock someone down, but he didn’t have enough damage to be relevant, and he wasn’t tanky enough to prevent me from hurting him either.
Eventually the announcer was screaming “Legendary!” and we were rolling to a 33-10 lead. There was even a play that Leona made that I complimented because they were in the right place at the right time. While we didn’t get a kill out of the deal, it was still good positioning for sieging.
I didn’t have any amazing jukes in this game. I had some narrow escapes, but my Zhonya’s was enough to save me in a couple of sticky situations from Karthus and other damage sources.