Best solo mid champion
Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:01 PM
I played some Anivia mid, it was OK, altough it didn't feel like anything special. I played some Annie, Ryze, Malzahar, Fortune, Corki, you name it. But there was one champion that really caught my eye; Kassadin. This was actually the first champion I've ever bought. I haven't bothered to play him ever since cause back then I sucked terribly at this game, but I tought it was all Kassadin's fault.
Anyway, after playing this bad boy for a few games I started to notice something, mages can't do shit to him. I run in, Silence, run back. Usually I trade the damage with one of their spells, but it's usually in my favour. Now you can keep on doing this untill your opponent is at relatively low, then when you hit level 6, ult in, barf all over him and silence him one final time for an easy kill. But this is not where it stops, I found that when Kassadin has a kill advantage over the other mage, he's basically unbeatable. After this point you can ult in at any given time, silence him, get in some hits and run away for some ridicilous damage output. This will force the other guy to a: Hug their turret or b: Die.
This way Kassadin can get an easy farm up and he happens to be a boss at ganking other lanes, so you can help out those without fear of losing your turret.
I've been experimenting with him a lot, and thus far I've won about 8/10 of my total games with him. Now most of these games were in normal, I've got about 570 wins there. My ranked ELO is around 1350, so that isn't terribly high either.
As you can tell by the text above I'm thinking high of Kassadin, but at the same time I think a proper physical ranged carry could take him down, easily. Corki for example, however I've yet to come across a decent phsyical carry.
Who is the best solo mid champ and why?
Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:37 PM
Pantheon is a solomid noob crusher, as is anyone that has a good poke and burst.
Leblanc can be a very tough solo as well, if played right.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:44 PM
I feel it is Malzahar - with no question.
For a mage, he has a phenominal farming potential - gaining more mana back than he payed for a single spell if done right. So he has phenomenal staying power. As you mentioned before he also has a silence which is very deadly against other mages (though I don't get it till later in the game). And he has a pool that does % based damage, which is the best type of damage you could do in game - next to true damage of course. Malzahar also comes with a suppression, meaning your target has no option but to stay there where he wants them too. Meaning people are susceptible to ganks where ever he wants them (granted he can get a good position).
So using the moves of FOUR DIFFERENT DOTS, granted you are carrying ignite (which you should). You have your E (Malefic Visions), your W (Null Zone), your R (Nether Grasp) and an Ignite. These in a combination can drop almost any champion from 70% life to death. So of course there are many other factors that factor into a great solo lane champion.
But in my eye's Malzahar is the best solo lane champion in the game.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:50 PM
Took over for a MF who was complaining about Kass and died twice to him. I offered switch, which she accepted. Basically, if i tried moving too close to the creeps, he would ult into range, poke me with his silence/nuke and walk away. This was a very good Kass, he never had a pattern to when he would flash/silence/nuke, so I could never tell when he would be setting up a poke. At this time, he was also hitting very hard.
At best, I can counter with my dot, if i react instantly, and its not the best trade off. You cant respond by ult, due to the silence of his nuke either. I resigned myself to sitting back and taking shots with my Q and waited for my jungler to move in for a gank.
Otherwise, Malz is boss against anyone in a 1 on 1 lane.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:13 PM
Mid/Late-game is a whole other question though.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:35 PM
Yes malphite an amazing tank/asskicker
When In mid its so easy for him to stay there haraas with his Q and farm creeps while the other player goes back multiple times.
He is great at getting a kill early on because once you keep your harass up when they drop to lower health you can just ult in smash the ground shaard them and ignite (assuming you brought ignite)
I love him maybe not the greatest mid but a good mid when played right.
That's a MANGOOOOO
Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:10 PM
Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:52 PM
personally malzahar is probably the best solo mid char that i have seen specially because if u ult and W at the right time and even ignite (if u take it) its some insane damage
i personally prefer solo lane kassadin for amazingly easy farm and with a competent jungler/mid laner you can easily pick up kills
Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:33 PM
From all mages however Malzahar is the toughest to counter since he can keep anyone at bay from safe range with maleffic visions, silence and nullzone + his ultimate combo which is too predictable though to be landed on good players (same as annie's ulti combo).
As a sidenote I haven't tried it yet but in my games with GP never faced Malzahar - I was wondering if you kill an ally minion while he has the maleffic visions on him whether it would jump over onto another minion or not; if it doesn't, indeed that would be a great way to dent malzahar's farming / harassing.
Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:21 AM
So in essence, yes Sivir is a good solo lane champion - she does not hold up to the others that might hold the title. And as for Mundo - he can't CS well -because he is melee, and his cleaver is aite, but you can miss it or not be able to hit it.
Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:34 AM
Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:50 AM
If she levels up her E and gets 5 gold for each kill at level 5?
Her slow abilities are pretty good escape options vs a solo champion, not that easy vs a gank though.
I always lvl it to three. W -> E -> E-> Q -> E -> R, then it's just W and Q to tha max. the three extra gold can get you that b.f. approx. one or two waves before it would have otherwise. Which gives and early midgame edgde.
Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:54 PM
1. Beefy on hp/tanky
2. Physical damage
What happens if you silence an AD ranged champ? They just auto attack you, which is where all their damage comes from anyway.
High hp characters are also difficult to deal with because burst champions are all about crushing people in very few bursts. High hp/tanky mr characters are almost impossible to kill as kass.