- Here I will be putting tips on how to lane against a certain character and hopefully win it. This Chapter will be updated frequently.
This lane is very easy and predictable most of the time. Start out
His main source of damage/harass will be popping his 'E' to dash to you (while doing damage) and then his 'Q' to auto attack you with higher damage. When he does this, as soon as he pops his 'E', throw down your Parry which you will have at level 2 and in level two is when he usually gets his 'Q', you can Parry his 'Q' and he will back out and you will keep farming. If it's not going in your favor you can just pop a potion and heal it off. After your Wriggles, he should have no chance even if he has
Mirror can get real tricky. You should both be carrying Ignite and trades are mean't to happen in this match-up. Make sure to make full use of your Parry and if she gets too close, pop your Burst of Speed, get off your 4 stacks on your passive and back off. If at level 6 and she wants to engage, make sure when she activates
you active your ultimate so her buff wears out, then she should ulti you right after. Then you can active your own
and gain the advantage. If she's stacking dorans then play defensively and avoid engagements, you should pull ahead when you get your Wriggles and Boots before her. Start out
for passive play or
for more flexibility.
The Lanewick. AP or AD, his 'Q' is still very annoying. He should be using it on you every chance he gets. Start with
to have more mobility to not let him get close and spend some time without getting slashed with his 'Q' when you have to. You can't really deny his farm 'cause of his lifesteal but he shouldn't deny you of much either. After Wriggles he should do close to nothing to you since you can just heal the damage off. Careful for his ulti at level 6 as it can open a window for the jungler to get on you if he's ready to gank.
. This matchup should be no problemo. His main source of harass is his Parley ( 'Q' ) which you can easily see coming (by his movements, like moving straight forward past my minions for example) and Parry it back to his beardy face. He will probably be requesting help from his jungler so still play carefully if not warded, 'cause you can be farming better than him but if he gets a gank it will probably set you back big time if not careful. After Wriggles you should demolish him easily. Remember to warn your team when he hits level 6 so they can all keep an eye opened for his ultimate ( global range ultimate that fires bombs in a huge circle, does damage and slow ). After Wriggles you can safely trade with him and you will recover your hp back a lot sooner than him so don't be afraid unless really far behind.
First of all, start out with
and play defensively
. The reason why you want to play defensively early on is not only 'cause his skills are going to do more damage than yours early on, but because trades against him are not going to go in your favor. He can heal more than you instantly since you heal over time so if you trade, you have to wait to get back to where he is at (no bueno). After you have Wriggles you can think of trading a bit but even then you have to play carefully, he can stun
which means you're not gonna be able to use your
completely since he should stun you after you cast it. Since you don't want to fall off cs, make sure to ask for ganks from your jungler early on to FORCE him to play defensively, therefore, letting you farm peacefully or without much harass. If he feels like he can tower dive you and does, even with his jungler you should be fine most of the time, just remember to use your
defensively when dove in your tower.
This is a though match up, she can harass you with auto attacks a lot and maybe even spears if you're not careful. She has more sustain than you thanks to her heal and it's gonna be hard to keep up in cs since she's ranged and you're not. Start out
to reduce the pressure from auto attacks and be able to farm whilst not dying. Since AD is more popular than AP at the current meta, you want to get your Wriggles as soon as possible to, again, keep up with her. She can push better than you and lane better than you, plus she's really hard to gank after level 6, so if the jungler is willing to gank your lane make it before level 6 and also avoiding the traps she puts in the brushes. Don't forget to Parry auto attacks when you get the chance, to return some of the harass back at her and if she comes at you in kitty form, back off, she's most likely going to demolish you even if all she has is boots. As long as you play defensively, you should be fine; let Parry be your best friend.
. Don't be afraid to fight him, he has about the same sustain you do but of course, when he's in full red bar (+crit%) don't even think about dueling him. When he has full bar that's when he's gonna start looking for a fight, if he comes to you, then that's when you walk back a bit and activate Parry if he gets close enough to hit you, that should stop that harass. When engaging/dueling, be sure to activate
and fight for the good 3 seconds that the attack speed buff lasts, then back out with your 4 passive stacks and just heal the damage off. Care for his 'W' spell which can slow you if you're looking in the opposite direction from him but also lowers your AD even if you're looking towards him, if his runes help the trades go in his favor even without the full bar on then try to avoid trading at all and focus on farming. After level 6, you should be ahead, especially if jungler ganked (usually scores you a kill even when he spins away), get your Wriggles and if you have to back before that, be sure to grab
on the way back. Against him you can run
, they both work since Ignite stops his healing and Exhaust stops him from retreating or dealing any damage to you. Lastly, remember to
since Tryn's slow is REALLY heavy, it can let his jungler do massive damage to you.
This is a fairly passive matchup since it the only annoying harass he can put on you is his 'Q' which is kind of a poke. In the early levels you can trade better but if he puts the sword on you it's not too smart to just duel him, since he's gonna be healing too. He will most likely build full tank which will turn into hitting a piece of ham, he's not gonna feel anything so you might as well focus on farming. One thing to watch out for is of course the taunt, he can escape very easily and capture you very easily, usually you can move horizontally ( <--> ) and dodge it but if he gets you and the jungler is ready to gank, you're in for a lot of pain. Start off
if you want to play a more passive play style and you can farm a lot better, his 'Q' does magic damage though, so it will only help against auto attacks. Starting with
is also ok. Remember to warn your team when he hits level 6 so they can all keep an eye out for his global ultimate (shields an ally and teleports to their location). If he goes AP Shen instead of Full Tank then just get quick
to hold off his harass a lot better.
This champ on top is very unusual but if it does happen, start out
if you want to harass, if so, you should also start with
. If you want to play more passively, start off with
since most of his damage is AP. I recommend to start with boots and W since you can harass him very heavily and get off your 4 stacks from your
then just move back and heal the damage off and he can't, especially if he started with Dorans ring. Careful for ganks since his passive can root you to the ground and he has slow, his ulti can make you 'jump' and it can open a lot of windows for his jungler to come in and gank efficiently. Remember to keep warding and if doing well, rush
. If not, get your
early instead of your
This lane is so very easy. Start off
. Why is this lane so easy ? She is more squishy than you, and you have more sustain than her which means you can pressure her easily. Now, she revolves around throwing down the smokescreen to slow you down and make plays that benefit her, like popping off the invisible to hit you and going back invisible and be safe, then move out when it's about to finish without receiving any damage back. The way to counter this is very simple, since she cant fight you up front, you always try to maintain (after your first back) a pink ward
in the middle of lane to avoid the use of smokescreen, be sure to throw it down when she does a smokescreen which most of the time will take her by surprise (even if seen the item in your inventory). With pink ward in the lane, you can zone her out extremely and even score a kill early on. You shouldn't even need ganks from your jungler versus her and she has no CC. For summoner I use
since the damage from
shouldn't really be needed to kill her.
This is very unusual match up also but since it can happen, here it is. Start out with
if you want resistance against early levels of his Drain Life but it's better to just start with
since his main problem is Drain Life and you should always run from it so it cancels the channeling. If he Fears you and then Drains then drink a pot and keep farming since he cant really spam that sequence or he's going to be mana starved which means he cant cause any harm. Against him it's really ok to leave your lane to go buy and heal since he cant push even if he tried so that's something to keep in mind. If
are needed before
then its ok to get them first but otherwise, get Hexdrinker as soon as possible. After you have that he cant really kill you alone and since you will always be warding your lane to guard for ganks you should be golden. You can even tower dive him with ulti and stay alive with Hex's shield, just know your limits and remember to not dive if he still has his skills available as he can fear you in tower while draining your life and that will mean death almost instantly. Be sure to run
against him so we you go in for the kill, his drain life wont keep him alive. Note:
Never trade with him while hes draining your life, you're not gonna win the trade.
You can start
, whichever fits your play style the best. I would recommend starting Cloth armor since it allows you to stay longer in lane cause helps you withstand auto attacks better and you carry 5 pots instead of 3-4 that you get from starting boots. Problem is, that armor doesn't benefit you that much against Irelia, since most people build her on-hit (with
) since it goes so well with the fact that she does TRUE DAMAGE. So stacking armor doesn't help against Irelia since most of her damage is going to be with Sheen's proc, Wits End and her True Damage from her W. Try to ask for ganks so you can snowball and that she can't trade with you, since she can win trades. She can win trades because when you get higher HP than her during trades or turn burst of speed on, she will just use her E and stun you for 1.5seconds and turn her blade on (do true damage) for the duration of the trade, if you try escaping she can stick to you with her dash and you don't want to take too much damage and have to play super defensive during lane because you will lose in farm. If she decides to go double gp items (
) then force trades, since you will go in your straight build against ADs, you will have advantage early game so force her to lose some CS so she doesn't have more gold than you during the mid game. Make sure you ward and play defensive in the first levels (before getting a ward) since she can slow you (if lower hp than her) or stun you (if higher hp than her) and let her jungler come in and do work. If your game plan is to go in for an early kill (around level 6), make sure to carry
. Don't underestimate Kennen, he can set up easy ganks for his jungler by stunning you multiple times and locking you for about 2 seconds if done right. Stay behind minions as long as you can (while farming of course) so you dodge his Q which is a skill shot and usually his main damage tool in lane. After level 6, be very careful and be sure you have a ward up before that, since he will do really high damage with his ult while keeping you locked plus he always carries Ignite which means that you could be dropped from about 50-60% HP to 0. Keep your HP high and your lane warded. In early levels, if he gets too close you can trade and while moving back, try to "zig zag" to dodge his Shurikens. Most of the time he should farm from a distance so you don't get close to him and try to poke you with Shurikens (his Q) while an available at you. Don't let him annoy you and keep your head cool. Rush for
so when you go in, he doesn't escape, especially if your jungler is ganking. If he ults, active your own ult to dodge most of his. Your ults should be the same cooldown unless he's running on Utility masteries. After Phage, you can carry on to your Hexdrinker and onwards your
. You can either run
but this is most likely a farm lane. Don't try to straight up trade with him unless your jungler is coming to gank and you want to lower his hp a bit. If you're trading make sure to be aware of his Rupture cause not only does it hit hard, but it slows you after the knock-up and if he's leveling Vorpal Spikes (his E, which does magic damage on his autoattacks) he will most likely outdamage you since his sustain is WAY better than yours. He heals whenever he last hits and gains hp when he feeds off something (after level 6 with ult). His AoE silence hits hard too so again, don't underestimate his damage and he can set up a gank fairly easy if he lands his rupture. Try to get
as soon as you can, unless you want to go Double GP/10 items which is also a good idea since it's a farm lane as you should not be engaging him, if so, get Mercs afterwards. If he decides to play aggressively and harass you constantly, he should be pushing with his Vorpal Spikes, which means you can farm comfortably in your tower, safe from ganks and forcing him to ward so your jungler doesn't get a free kill on him. Go the ordinary build against AP with Hexdrinker after your Mercs and onto BT(bloodthirster). Try not to focus him in teamfights as he usually builds tanky AP, your usual targets will be the carries.
You can either start
, Boots feel better for me cause of the mobility. His Q raises his attack damage and on his 3rd autoattack he knocks you up, even if you Parry it, it will still knock you up. Other than that, you can beat him, if you're going to jump on him, make sure he doesn't have minions around to make the trade go on his favor, you have better sustain than he does and he has no answer for
other than knocking you away with his ult. You will do more damage than him maxing you W first, as it should be. Build 1-2 dorans and get into Wriggles, unless you can get Wriggles on your first back which would be marvelous. Transition into Bloodthirster and the usual build. Care for ganks since he can knock you up and when he has his Q (attack damage boost) on, his spear glows so be aware. Not a hard lane overall.
If against Rumble, switch lane. You cannot beat him. Your parry does nothing, his shield won't let you trade efficiently and he can play ranged and you can't. He is a strong counter
to you. If there is no other option but to lane against him then I would recommend going mid against him since the lane has a lot less space for him to chase you with flame thrower and slow, plus you can max
first to poke him and put some damage on him safely (in early levels). If mid laner is a dick and doesn't wanna switch with you then still max Q first and rush
Against Urgot, switch lane also. He is an anti-carry against AD characters. There's should be no way you can defeat him, his passive lowers AD, he has a shield that slows you enough to kite you, and if he hits you with his poison capsule (lowers armor and causes knives to lock on you) he can harass you from a ridiculously long distance without receiving any back. His ulti can suppress you for about 1.5seconds and lower your armor/magic resist so in a 1vs1 scenario, even after level 6, there is no way you can beat him. If he switches lanes too, KEEP SWITCHING! (RAGERAWRARSRAWR!!)
Yet another counter to AD carries, you should not win a lane against him if hes any good. His blind can make your
useless and he can kite you all day long after building
. This pick is becoming more and more popular with time to counter Fiora and other ADs in solo lanes. If he is picked against you, make sure to switch lanes or you WILL lose. If forced to stay, ask for ganks, if you do get a kill or two on him you can even things off by withstanding his harass and even trading with him if you can land a dash or two. After 6, care for his mushrooms, especially when you're close to him, since he can put them on the spot below you and slow you and land a lot more attacks in the mean time.
The True Damage his 'E' does is too hard to deal with, just don't. If counter picked then switch lanes or you're gonna be way behind in CS unless your jungler babysits you. If no other way but to lane against him, make sure to rush 1-2 dorans for HP mostly and go straight for Phage for hp. Ask for jungler help and after Phage go onto Bloodthirster as usual. No need for Wriggles since you shouldn't be trading with him in the first place. His E will outdamage you 100% of the time, in the laning phase at least.
. His E which dodges all attacks (including your ult) can wear out your Burst of Speed which means you can't really put it to good use. He's damage is hybrid which means a Wriggles isn't gonna be all that good and neither will be a Hexdrinker when he can just build a Wriggles against you. Try avoiding him or play very defensively, go for Wrrigles and try to get a quick Phage for some hp and slow if he chases you after he jumps on you so you can get away. Never duel him (1v1 him) unless you're way ahead or he is playing Jax for the first time, and maybe even then you will lose the duel. Building HexDrinker is also fine since his damage is hybrid and Wriggle's lifesteal will mostly help you from hitting minions since you can't efficiently trade with him (since he can dodge your burst of speed). Start with
first. Don't bother leveling E since you're not going to be using it, at least with Q you can harass a bit, especially while having some extra AD from W. - Thanks to trancenergy for some of the info -
and consider this another farm lane. You are not able to kill him, you do AD damage, he builds armor for damage. His damage is mostly AP, his Q (wheel) does decent damage, and his E (aoe slam) does nice damage also and lowers attack speed dramatically. There is no way that you can kill him and he can indeed, kill you, especially after level 6 when he gets his ult. If he lets you farm and you can get early gp/10 items then that's good, since you wont be needing killing potential since you wont kill him unless you and your jungler chase him up to his tower and he doesn't flash away. You can opt to get hexdrinker but I would recommend going straight for Bloodthirster after your first 1-2 Dorans. Care for his ulti in teamfights, try to keep a tiny distance from your team before he goes in and stay away from him in the fight as he can slow your attack speed and make you close to useless. If you can switch lanes, do it.