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08-25-2011, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BeBen View Post
I seriously wouldn't suggest playing Ranked if you just hit level 30

You would need to know at least 2 champion for each role and have runepages for all of them to be most efficient, the number one thing i see from people stuck in ''Elo Hell'' is that they played ranked too early and weren't prepared

As for Solo vs Premade it's up to you

It's called solo queue because it gives you the option to queue by yourself, but you can also duo queue and it will count as solo queue, once you queue as 3+ people though it becomes Premade

For your last question ranked games aren't any different outside from Draft Mode, having said that the metagame is much more different

In Normals most people just pick the champ they wanna play and don't care about team composition, in ranked there's always a preferred meta-game

Currently the meta game is as follow

Bruiser vs Bruiser top (usually bruisers like Udyr, Warwick, Jax, Garen, Nasus ect)
AP carry vs AP carry mid (Annie, Brand, Orianna, Anivia ect)
AD Carry + Support bot (Ashe + Soraka, Caitlyn + Alistar ect)
and a jungler
Thanks, that's good to know. I am pretty comfortable with Tanks (Amumu, Alistar; who got nerfed), I have two Bruisers (Jarvan, Garen) but I am useless with junglers, no support and no carries outside of mediocre TF and Annie play. And my runes are pretty generic with only minor deviation for AD vs hybrid/AP heroes.

I try to focus on learning the top 2 tiers from Elementz tier list, so I've tried to learn Nocturne, Irelia, WW, Ashe, Akali, Vlad, Mord with varying success. I think I'll give Tristana a shot too, and Kayle after the recent patch. However, I'm wary about supports with the heal nerf that just went down.

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