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May 26, 2015

Top Team Comps #54: Season 5 Knockup Comp

As the description entails, this team composition focuses mainly on knock-ups. With the amount of raw CC this team has, it can easily allow its hypercarries to take down enemy champions with little to no resistance.

Team Composition Score Card
AOE Damage: A
Crowd Control: S
Difficulty (1-5, 5 is hardest): 3
Diving Power: S
Dueling Power: A
Initiation: S
Poke Power: C
Pushing Power: B
Sustain: C
Synergy: S
Waveclear: B

Early Game: B+
Mid Game: A
Late Game: A

S = Amazing!, A = Good, B = Average, C = Below Average, F = Bad


As the description entails, this team composition focuses mainly on knock-ups. With the amount of raw CC this team has, it can easily allow its hypercarries to take down enemy champions with little to no resistance.


Kalista [Marksman] - Released near the end of Season 4, Kalista's proven herself to be a powerful marksman capable of quickly snowballing teams to victory with her lifesteal builds. As a late game hypercarry, Kalista works well in this team comp that gives her free reign to dish out her damage. Even if the team falls behind, her kiting power combined with the peel this team can provide allows her to whittle down even the tankiest of enemies. Knockup Duration: 2 seconds

Yasuo [Mid] - No knock-up team composition would be complete without the assistance of Yasuo. With his personal knock-up combined with the ability to sustain his team's knock-ups, he makes the perfect finisher to a knock-up composition. Additionally, his ultimate combined with Vi's makes for an insane level 6 ganking potential that should put fear into just about every squishy champion on the rift. Knockup Duration: 1 second

Braum [Support] - In terms of knock-up supports Braum reigns supreme, especially when combined with Kalista. With their two ultimates put together, he can easily hold enemies up in the air for 3.5 seconds. Knockup Duration: 1.5 seconds

Vi [Jungler] - The knock-up queen herself, Vi brings to this team concentrated single target damage that naturally collects the enemy team together to close in on the perceived threat. This means that the rest of the enemy team kindly becomes an easy clump for the rest of her allies to finish what she started. Knockup Duration: 1.25 seconds

Malphite [Top Laner] - What Malphite lacks in sheer damage compared to Wukong, he brings in the form of durability, and equally importantly, a form of much needed AP damage. While it's not necessary or recommended for him to build any AP to support this, Malphite's ability to deal constant damage via sunfire cape and ground slam makes him unignorable in a teamfight. Knockup duration: 1.5 seconds

Key Concepts

  • Total AOE Knockup Duration: 6 seconds; Single Target: 7.25 seconds
  • This team has more than enough knock-up power offensively to finish off a team without using all of them at once. This means that if there's any particularly dangerous members of the enemy team that needs to be peeled, feel free to assign someone to peel duty as needed.
  • If this team falls behind early, concentrate on making sure your bot lane gets back into the game, as they'll provide a combined 3.5 seconds of pure knock-up CC on their own. They'll also be able to fulfill both the front and backline roles.

Example Video

Although imperfect, here's an example of a combo with just Vi, Malphite, and Braum. Can you imagine how effective the full team would be in combination?


To counter this team, a team that's strong at back line diving is very important, combined with some anti combo spells.

Here's an example team that may succeed:
  • Cho'Gath [Mid] - With his strong waveclear and solid durability, Cho'Gath is difficult to force out of lane and naturally counters a good wombo with his AOE silence if he can avoid the initial burst. He also does extremely well against Yasuo in lane.
  • Rengar [Jungle] - With a tanky midlaner, having an assassin on the team helps tremendously, especially as his invisible initiation allows him to quickly take down Kalista before the enemy team can respond (hopefully).
  • Wukong [Top] - Wukong on this team gives them one more diver, adding to the burst damage and back line sneaking power of this counter team comp.
  • Morgana [Support] - An ideal support to prevent a target from getting singled out by Vi, her black shield allows her to keep the team from needing to fully commit to peel duty during Vi's initial engage.
  • Graves [ADC] - With his natural tankiness and ability to dodge skillshots, Graves is an excellent choice for this team comp. His long range AOE ultimate also allows him to assist with the backline burst damage without sacrificing his close range damage for tank slaying.

What do you think about this team composition? Got ways to improve on it? Better ways to beat it? Comment below!

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  1. Dragonblade TalonMay 27, 2015

    Do we have a durability comp?

  2. Dragonblade TalonMay 27, 2015

    Or a "singling out" comp?

  3. AcidSkiesMay 27, 2015

    There's a meatwall comp that's fairly recent. Don't remember much about it aside from there being an Urgot for ADC though.

  4. Kurt Kyle BlanchMay 27, 2015

    As a support i don't like braum, alistar would be a better fit, MORE durability with his ultimate and his knockups have faster cooldowns than braum and better peel with q and w and a sustain in his E. :)

    for the jungler Vi is good for initiating team fights and getting directly to the carries, unless the enemy team runs 2 or 3 heavy tank then Nautilus would be better

  5. I Hate EzrealMay 27, 2015

    braum can knockup 3 or more people much more easire than alistar and the core of this team comp isn't tankiness but knock upping as much people as you can

  6. Are you high? I played both, and I find the Alistar combo much easier to hit than jumping in with your W as Braum and ult.
    But that's just my opinion.

  7. SSJSuntasticMay 27, 2015

    Ideally you'd be getting launched in via Kalista ultimate anyway, so both are fairly easy to land.

    It's not fair to compare Braum to Alistar though, since as Kurt mentioned, Braum's knock-up is his ultimate and on a much longer cooldown.

    Comparatively speaking Braum's knock-up is 1.5 seconds and Alistar's is a 1 second knock-up + 0.5 second stun, so both work well.

    Nautilus's ultimate does an AOE knock-up of 0.5 seconds and 1 second on his main target. Vi is marginally better (or 25% better if you wanted to use some stat magic).

  8. That is true.

    Arguments rendered invalid xD

  9. My opinion of this team comp? ROCK SOLID

  10. I feel like Braum has better synergy with Kalista tho, since he has much greater ability to peel and protect where Alistar is gonna go all-in and fuck shit up. Also Braum's knockup doesn't require him to end up on top of the enemy like Alistar/Vi/Malphite/Yasuo ult, so it gives the team a "safe" knockup that doesn't give the enemy opportunity to counter-engage, should the wombo combo not go as planned.

    Wait.... Why don't we just replace Kalista with ADC Alistar!?!? swag :D

  11. MasterOfMetalMay 27, 2015

    hmm... we need lore themed comps, freljord, shadow isles, zuanian, demacians that kinda thing just for fun of course even though some of these comps actually work very well, me and some of my friends did a team match, played sej jg, ashe adc, braum supp, voli top and anivia mid, worked suprisingly well

  12. koolaidfromthehoodMay 27, 2015

    can xin zhao fit into this comp as a jungler or top? his q knocks up

  13. Richard MiddelkoopJune 16, 2015

    Alistar should definetly be in here as support instead of braum


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