Current Meta

In the current meta there is an AP carry mid, a bruiser top, a jungler, and an AD carry with a 0 CS Controller icon support in the bot lane.

For a more detailed explanation, look at this guide from Teekesselchen.

My Suggestion

I do not want to change the meta but I think the is a way of taking advantage of it. So here is the idea: rather then a jungler, choose a second support for top. This one can be:

  • A Controller icon support who is disruptive right from the start and gets really tanky later on (like Taric Taric, Alistar Alistar, or Leona Leona)
  • A less common Controller icon support whose only role in the laning phase is to harass and zone, and later on still does damage or brings utility (for instance, think of Nidalee Nidalee or Lux Lux)

As Canvasofgrey explains here, there are a lot of possibilities for supports other then the most common.

The goal is to completely deny the other solo top, without taking farm from your top. Because the Controller icon 'support' is purely harassing, your solo top can pay more attention to farming and you should be able to get a (few) kill(s) Just make sure the river is warded. This way it is also possible to chose a top who can carry hard but has a hard time in lane against a lot of other tops (for instance Darius Darius) The only downside I see is that bot lane can get no ganks from a jungler and a worse Dragon Dragon control.

I would like to have some feedback (with arguments) on this and plz try it out once in a custom game.

--Jupie 20:31, June 18, 2012 (UTC)