On May 05 2012 17:22 Cloud9157 wrote: Bleh, playing mana based mages top is so annoying. Honestly, Swain and Ryze are the only 2 that belong up there, and that is only because of how well they deal with most tops.
VERY long walk from fountain to top. Vlad and Kennen don't have to really care about anything except health, so they get to do whatever they want and go back whenever they want.
Mana management, you should try it, it might help.
I don't play much top, but I would assume that most mages who go top pretty much have to use spells to get a health advantage. Because otherwise you have to worry about the other person jumping on you as most bruisers will win a straight up trade.
I play Swain top sometimes and I know that if it wasn't for his passive I'd go oom a lot just making sure I can keep them low enough to not worry about being harassed or dived. I think Ryze can get away with it just cause he builds so much mana and mana regen.
Viktor can do it because his Q is i believe the most mana efficient targeted nuke in the game. At level three he gets 3+ points of damage for each point of mana spent (plus shield), and it has very short CD (5 second base maxed). At max rank its 4 damage per point of mana. All other targeted nukes (Annie/Veigar/LB/Ryze) are all around 2 per point at 3, going up to about 3 at max rank. I believe the second place for efficiency is janna W, with 3.5 ratio at max level, but nearly double the CD.
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This new spec mode is so good for learning. Could not find recent VOD's of a good Annie player so had no idea a lot of the small stuff. Was ending games at like 90 CS, just played today after obs'ing a cpl annie games, up for 160+ CS.
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I'm curious, how does the deathfire change (nerf) affect veigar? Is he still very bursty without the full damage from deathfire from before? I've been building him boots 3 2dring then deathfire then rab. Will deathfire nerf really change the playing of veigar?
Praetorial United States. May 05 2012 21:58. Posts 3631