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Jul 11, 2019

Top 10 Most Consistent Champions to Practice

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Best Consistent Champions

Consistency Is Key

Players often confuse beginner friendly champions with beginner only champions. Honestly speaking, these same champions don't drop off drastically in win rate as you get higher in divisions. In fact, one-tricking these champions may often be the key to climbing ranks. 

Some players think this becomes too boring, but if you're series about improving your game intelligence without needing to worry about your in-game mechanics, this is the way to go.

Garen

The king of easy champions, Garen is nearly foolproof. No skill shots to miss and early game domination. He's also very difficult to kill or cheese, meaning that there are few instances where Garen will be a gold granting burden to his team. While some players may complain about his lack of utility, they'll certainly complain more about a 0-10 Yasuo top.

Nasus

An upgrade from Garen in terms of skill complexity, Nasus is still very consistent. As a Nasus player, you'll focus in on map pressure, farming, and closing out the game while you're ahead. Similar to Garen, Nasus has a ton of built-in sustain that allows him to power his way through bad match-ups. Worst comes to worst, he also has a ranged spell that deals a decent amount of initial damage, allowing you to last hit from afar.

Malphite

This guy's a perfect pick to go up against the multitude of AD based top laners out there. He's a bit mana starved, but doesn't need much in the way of CS to be effective. If you want to participate in team fights but aren't particularly fond of conflict top lane, Malphite is an optimal pick to maximize some high consistency, high impact plays. 

Volibear

Volibear provides some diversity from all the tanky bruiser top lanes to some tanky bruiser junglers. He's still very much a front line champion, but alllows players to make map rotation plays rather than focusing on last hitting and harass. He's still relatively unplayed, which allows you to capitalize on players who are unfamiliar with how much damage he can dish out.

Rammus

Rammus is the Malphite of the jungle and AD based champions tremble at his name. His ganks are even easier than Volibear's as a result of his higher movement speed, but sacrifices burst damage for survivability. While he's not as effective against a magic damage heavy composition, his crowd-control and gank power is still very good for any team.

Malzahar

Despite having a skillshot, Malzahar is still a champion that I would say is one of the most consistent out there for mid laners. His laning phase is highly anti-social, and by auto-clearing waves with his E, he's able to avoid skirmishing too often with the enemy laner.

Singed

Back in the top lane, Singed tends to be a champion that players like to one-trick as a result of his simple yet effective strategy. There's some variety in the strategy to use, but otherwise Singed players simply need to learn which match-ups they can win and what spells to watch out for. Otherwise, they can focus purely on dodging skillshots and map rotations while running around inflicting poison on everything on the map.

Teemo

Similar to Singed, Teemo is largely a  matter of learning which match-ups are favorable and which ones will get you killed. After that, it's simply a matter of abusing your range and blind on every champion available. This is generally more than enough to win you a game no matter what your teammates perceive, and it's apparent by his consistently high win rate amongst one-tricks.

Nautilus

The problem with most supports is that while they may be consistent, they're also prone to being cheesed and feeding their faces off as a result of their low health. Nautilus is not such a champion, and his ultimate is perfectly undodgeable. Point and click ranged CC really is the best.

Caitlyn 

Finally, I have mixed feelings about Caitlyn, but she's certainly one of the most consistent marksmen out there. Once you learn her range, the rest of the game is simply about auto-attacking for the most part and dropping a trap here and there. Although she's harder than she looks, players that enjoy her really do become very consistent in almost every meta.

Got more champions you think should be on the list? Comment below!

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    Jul 10, 2019

    Varus Top Strategy Guide - Weird Picks #119

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    Varus Top Strategy

    Guide to Playing Kled Mid 

    Below is a guide on how to play Kled Mid. We'll talk about how to play him, the rune set up, the item build, how Kled mid works, the drawbacks of Kled mid and how to counter it.

    While most players are playing Kled top, Kled mid tends to be a niche pick that performs exceptionally well against a variety of different champions. He's ultra-tanky and deals a surprisingly high amount of damage. If you enjoy playing bruisers and don't want to pick up a squishy mage for mid-lane, give Kled mid a try.

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    Which Champions are Strongest When Mastered? - July 2019

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    Patch 9.13

    A long time coming, we're updating the Strongest Champions When Mastered list and finally seeing some movement in every role. Even the marksmen list is getting switched up this time around as defensive options for marksmen is starting to really become valuable rather than simply mowing down entire teams at will with your glass cannon. Check out the full scope of changes below!

    Strongest League Champions 
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    Jul 9, 2019

    Team Fight Tactics (TFT) | Item Strength Tier List

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    Team Fight Tactics Guide
    TFT Guide

    Team Fight Tactics Item Tier List

    Items in Team Fight Tactics are extremely important, and can allow a lower starred unit to beat the same unit at a two star level. In some instances, they're even more important than synergy buffs. As a result, we've put together the item tier list below in order to separate out which items you should be focusing on as well as a tier list for early game carousel items to pick out.

    Obviously, if you're planning a specific strategy then focus on those items first. Otherwise, this item tier list provides a good baseline.

    Early Game Carousel Item Tier List

    • God Tier Items: Recurve Bow, Needlessly Large Rod
    • Tier 1 Items: Tear of the Goddess, B.F. Sword, Spatula
    • Tier 2 Items: Chain Vest, Giant's Belt, Negatron Cloak
    This tier list shows what order to prioritize items in the game. See below for descriptions.

    • Recurve Bow is good in almost every scenario due to attack speed being a powerful stat for almost every champion in the game. 
    • Needlessly Large Rod is good because it builds into Guinsoo's Rageblade and Locket of the Iron Solari. You can also use it to build into Deathcaps if you decide to do a burst damage route.
    • Tear of the Goddess is highly valuable since it builds into Spear of Shojin, but you could also make it into the very underrated Frozen Heart if you don't roll well.
    • B.F. Sword is generally made into Spear of Shojin via Tear oof the Goddess or into a Zeke's Herald using a Giant's Belt.
    • Spatula is somewhat situational. If you plan on losing the first couple rounds and picking up Spatulas in carousel they can be good, but they provide no stats otherwise. Force of Nature is still crazy good, but it's a bit of a gamble.
    • Chain Vest can be built into Frozen Heart or more importantly Locket of the Iron Solari. However, most of the time nobody picks this up until later when they need it.
    • Negatron Coak somewhat rare in usage it can be used to make a Bloodthirster or Dragon Claw if you see enemies running heavy magic resist. It can also be used to make Zephyr, which can change the game but only if the enemy isn't constantly shifting their units around.

    Full Item Tier List

    The items below are listed from strongest to weakest in each category of unit.

    General Unit Item Tier List

    • Force of Nature [Spatula + Spatula]
    • Locket of the Iron Solari [Needlessly Large Rod + Chain Vest]
    • Zeke's Herald [B.F. Sword + Giant's Belt]
    • Redemption [Giant's Belt + Tear of the Goddess]
    • Zephyr [Negatron Cloak + Giant's Belt]
    Redemption is surprisingly good on a tank and may actually be better than Zeke's Herald post-nerfs. Meanwhile, Zephyr is a bit of a noob trap since enemies can move their units around to avoid your tornado later on on the game when it actually matters.

    Marksmen Items Tier List [Vayne, Tristana]

    • Guinsoo's Rageblade [Recurve Bow + Needlessly Large Rod]
    • Rapidfire Cannon [Recurve Bow + Recurve Bow]
    • Titanic Hydra [Giant's Belt + Recurve Bow]
    • Bloodthirster [B.F. Sword + Negatron Cloak]
    • Infinity Edge [B.F. Sword + B.F. Sword]
    • Runaan's Hurricane [Spatula + Recurve Bow]

    Guinsoo's Rageblade should be your #1 priority. The rest are nice, especially Rapidfire Cannon if the enemy team is packing a Phantom Dancer. The rest are nice but not required. Runaan's Hurricane unfortunately doesn't proc on Ashe's glacial passive, making Titanic Hydra a somewhat better buy.

    AP Casters Items Tier List  [Aurelion Sol, Karthus]

    • Spear of Shojin [Tear of the Goddess + B.F. Sword]
    • Guinsoo's Rageblade [Recurve Bow + Needlessly Large Rod]
    • Rabadon's Deathcap [Needlesly Large Rod + Needlessly Large Rod]
    • Luden's Echo [Tear of the Goddess + Needlessly Large Rod]
    • Hextech Gunblade [B.F. Sword + Needlessly Large Rod]
    Generally speaking more attacks is better than stronger attacks for Sorcerers. However, there are some champions that Luden works well on (well just one, Akali). Meanwhile, Rabadon is good if you level up your units a bit, but generally speaking it won't be worth it.

    Assassins Items Tier List [Kha'Zix, Rengar, Zed]

    • Spear of Shojin [Tear of the Goddess + B.F. Sword]
    • Infinity Edge [B.F. Sword + B.F. Sword]
    These are the main two items you'll want to put on your auto attack based assassins. Anything else is sub-optimal. Some AP assassins may benefit from a blend of items from the AP Casters and the Assassins list.

    Tanks Items Tier List [Shen, Garen, Gnar]

    • Phantom Dancer [Recurve Bow + Chain Vest]
    • Frozen Heart [Tear of the Goddess + Chain Vest]
    • Dragon Claw [Negatron Cloak + Negatron Cloak]
    • Thornmail [Chain Vest + Chain Vest]
    General items like Redemption also works well on your front line tank since they'll be soaking up most of the damage. Other items like Locket and Zeke's won't be good for melee tanks since they won't be able to touch as many units without being locked in place.

    Bruisers Items Tier List [Fiora, Graves]

    • Red Buff [Chain Vest + Giant's Belt]
    • Titanic Hydra [Giant's Belt + Recurve Bow]
    • Bloodthirster [Negatron Cloak + B.F. Sword]
    Bruisers don't usually get too many items stacked on them since they need to be both tanky and deal damage. Most of the time they end up as a filler to get your synergy bonuses, but if you get an early three star feel free to buff it up.

    Support Items Tier List [Lulu]

    • Locket of the Iron Solari [Needlessly Large Rod + Chain Vest]
    • Zeke's Herald [B.F. Sword + Giant's Belt]
    • Spear of Shojin [Tear of the Goddess + B.F. Sword]
    Supports  generally want to either buff up their allies and cast more often. If you're running AOE buffs then Spear of Shojin is likely going to be your go-to in order to maximize the utility they can provide.

    Spatula Items

    • Frozen Mallet [Giant's Belt] - Glacial
    • Yuumi [Needlessly Large Rod] - Sorcerer 
    • Youmuu's Ghostblade [B.F. Sword] - Assassin
    • Darkin [Tear of the Goddess] - Demon
    These are all situational and really depends on your team composition. However off the bat Frozen Mallet is good for Ranger comps to synergize with Ashe and the Sorcerer/Assassin one is good for getting the 6 unit bonus. The Demon one isn't all that great.

    Bad Items

    • Sword of the Divine [Recurve Bow + B.F. Sword]
    • Warmog's Armor [Giant's Belt + Giant's Belt]
    • Statikk Shiv [Tear of the Goddess + Recurve Bow]
    • Ionic Spark [Negatron Cloak + Needlessly Large Rod]
    • Sword Breaker [Chain Vest + Negatron Cloak]
    Generally speaking there's almost no reason to build these items, in no particuar order. All of these items are used to build much better items, and you should prevent combining units that already have items on them to make these. While crafting them won't lose you the game, there are better uses for these items.

    Really Bad Items

    • Guardian Angel [Chain Vest + B.F. Sword]
    • Cursed Blade [Negatron Cloak + Recurve Bow]
    • Hush [Negatron Cloak + Tear of the Goddess]
    Don't make these items, they're quite bad right now unless they receive a few buffs and nearly useless outside the base stats they provide.

    Have you found any success with these items? Think something should be moved up or down? Comment below!

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    Jul 8, 2019

    Team Fight Tactics | Locket Sorcerer Strategy BUSTED

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    Team Fight Tactics Guide
    TFT Guide

    Double...no TRIPLE Locket?!

    This latest strategy is catching on slowly, but most players still haven't discovered the magic of locket stacking with six sorcerers yet. The benefits of this build are that it renders your sorcerers nearly invulnerable to assassins, and also makes them tanky enough to not need a front line.

    The premise is simple, you stack Locket of the Iron Solari (at least two) and then a Zeke's Herald if you're surviving well. This build deals a TON of damage and also doesn't need any level three champions to dish out enough damage to compete with most other builds.

    This allows you to hoard gold early for leveling up while your opponents are desperately re-rolling for their level three champions and filling up their benches.

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    Team Fight Tactics Live Patch Notes and Hotfix Updated

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    Team Fight Tactics Guide
    TFT Guide

    Live TFT Patch Notes Update

    As of Patch 9.14, Teamfight Tactics has updated on constantly via hotfixes instead of a major overhaul via patch changes like League of Legends does. The below aggregates the changes in detail. We'll also keep the current drop rates listed for your convenience!
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    Jul 2, 2019

    Tier List | Best LoL Champion Picks Tier List for 9.13 | Ranked Solo Queue

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    League of Legends Solo Queue Tier lists for Patch 9.13:

    League of Legends tier lists help you climb solo queue ranked ladders by picking the best champions to win more games. This LoL tier list organizes all the League of Legends champions in all their various roles. Other LoL tier lists only show champions that they think are viable.

    This League of Legends tier list lets you pick your favorites and choose from among them the best LoL champions for climbing solo queue. Even if you love playing support Cho'Gath, you'll know where he places in comparison to the rest of the LoL champions.

    LoL Tier List God Tier Pick
    LoL Tier List God Tier Pick

    SEASON 9 - PATCH 9.13 

    LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TIER LISTS 

    "Best Champions to Climb With


    League of Legends tier lists help you climb solo queue ranked ladders by picking the best champions to win more games. This LoL tier list organizes all the League of Legends champions in all their various roles. Other LoL tier lists only show champions that they think are viable.

    This League of Legends tier list lets you pick your favorites and choose from among them the best LoL champions for climbing solo queue. Even if you love playing support Cho'Gath, you'll know where he places in comparison to the rest of the LoL champions.

    Patch 9.13 Tier List Update Summary

    This patch features the introduction of the slightly under-tuned Qiyana with her incredibly overpowered kit...on paper. Meanwhile, Mordekaiser still tops the list without a nerf in sight and despite Sivir's slight nerf she remains very good for carrying solo queue as a result of her simple yet highly effective kit.

    Check out what else has changed on the tier list below!
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    Jun 27, 2019

    Best Champions Ban Tier List For Ranked Bronze | Silver | Gold | Platinum | Diamond - Patch 9.13 June

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    Mordekaiser Still Rampaging

    After nerfs to Sivir and Karma, they're still performing quite well on the Rift despite enjoying a lower ban rate. Meanwhile, not nerfing Mordekaiser was a questionable decision on Riot's part, and he's enjoying the privilege of being permabanned at all divisions anyway.

    Check out the full list below!

    Ban Tier List
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    Top 10 Beginner Tips for Team Fight Tactics (TFT)

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    Team Fight Tactics

    The new Riot gamemode isn't exactly League of Legends in its purest sense, but since it's part of the same client I figured everyone's likely already playing it. If you haven't, TFT is Riot's latest creation and is what most would consider an "auto-play" game. You pick and set up your armies against your friends (or randoms), then pit them against each other as they battle to the death.

    That being said, here are some of the most know tips before you begin:
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