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Dec 1, 2013

Top Team Comps #35: Ideal Preseason 4 Blind Pick 5 Man Team

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While it might not be the most interesting title I've ever made, this team composition will be fairly straightforward. Basically, it's a team composition that has extremely good group synergy, strong lane presence, and will likely do well against any team that isn't trying as hard as you guys. 
SUGGESTED LINEUP
Top: Shyvana
Mid: Swain
Jungle: Jarvan IV
AD Carry: Sivir
Support: Taric
ADVANTAGES:
- Strong AOE damage
- Strong 1v1 burst damage
- High CC potential
- Extremely tanky
- Strong engagement
- Good Arpen synergy
DISADVANTAGES:
- AD Heavy
- Low AP Burst damage
- Low poke ability

Overall Strength: Very strong
Difficulty to Counter: Hard
Difficulty to Execute: Medium
Fear Potential: Very Scary
STRATEGY:
1. Focus on Bot/Mid Lane
In this case, Shyvana will likely be able to outpush and outduel any top laner even if she falls slightly behind early. This means that Jarvan should focus on bot lane and mid lane, which both have strong CCs to assist on ganks.

2. Keep Top Lane Pushed
The key here is to force the enemy jungler to assist top lane, while Jarvan pummels the crap out of bot and mid. Eventually, once Taric gets enough assists he'll be able to 1v2 all their squishies while the rest of your team does their duty. (Gotta love pre-season balance changes on supports)

COUNTER-STRATEGY
In order to easily beat this team, it's really a matter of keeping Shyvana in check. (Even though this plays straight into their strategy.) You can't leave Shyvana free farming top, since she'll if she gets any opening, she can take down a turret with ease.

Here's a sample team that would do well:

Top: Olaf - To beat Shyvana you need someone who can out-tank, outsustain,  perma CC, and out-duel her. As of this point, Olaf is your best bet.
Mid: Galio - Although he's not an ideal pick against so much AD damage since he scales majorly with magic resist, he's still a very good pick here as he's one of the few champions that has the ability to keep up with Swain in lane, and his ultimate is no joke. He'll also be excellent for keeping Shyvana off your carries.
Jungle: Amumu - I'm still a huge fan of Amumu. Since the composition focuses heavily on chaining CCs together, the harder you can hit them with your own CCs, the more your allies can get away to safety.
AD Carry: Twitch - With his true damage passive, he'll be able to pump a lot more through Taric's armor aura than other AD carries and he also does decently against Sivir. Also, with Gallio + Amumu's lockdown, he'll get to maximize his ultimate.
Support: Leona - Just as Taric does well against Leona, Leona does well against Taric.

Overall, this team will have less damage, but higher CC potential, which can also be very fun.

Got more ideas for team compositions? Ways to improve on this one or counter it? Post them below in the comment section!

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12 comments:

  1. The counter seems great but I still don't know about Galio, he seems so lack luster

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  2. I'm not 100% sold on the Twitch counter. The comp you came up with is really dive-heavy, and I can't say Twitch is fan on that.
    I think Corki would overall be the best counter to this comp as half on damage vs champions is magic damage. However, I'm not sure how Corki does vs Sivir in lane.
    Ezreal might be a nice counter for the same reason, just a little bit safer.

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  3. SSJSuntasticDecember 01, 2013

    He's definitely not the most popular champion right now, but I think he's got very safe waveclear and won't go down easily on a dive,

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  4. SSJSuntasticDecember 01, 2013

    Corki does decently against Sivir, that could work too :)

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  5. How about an orianna for swain? she also synergizes pretty good with the team and has more burst than swain

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  6. Just a small thing, but twitch doesn't do any magic damage. His passive is true damage and his expunge is physical.

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  7. Ill DarkistinoDecember 01, 2013

    Twitch does a lot of magic damage? His passive is true damage...

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  8. SSJSuntasticDecember 01, 2013

    Thanks for the correction, he used to do magic damage...until Riot decided it doesn't make sense long ago...

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  9. Can i switch Galio with Morgana?

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  10. SSJSuntasticDecember 01, 2013

    Sure, you can do whatever you like haha

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  11. She synergizes really well with Shyvana and allows Shyvana to engage (Ori and Shy ult combo is scarey).

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  12. VynkasmynJune 13, 2014

    Any update since Taric's nerf?

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