Originally Posted by Aemon Darkstar
I'm currently 1358 elo, was unranked in S1 (due to leaves caused by retarded powercuts -.-). I'm aiming for Gold this season, and hope to at least hit Silver.
My best role is solo top. I can play Malphite, Volibear, Udyr, Cho'gath, Teemo, Warwick, Olaf, Wukong, Kayle, Garen, Jarvan, Fizz, Shen, Singed at top, with varying levels of skill. Probably best with with Malph, Voli, Teemo, Warwick, Shen, Olaf and Fizz.
My next best is AD carry. My go-to carries being Tristana, Kog'maw, Varus and Corki. The first two I'm pretty good with, the next two I'm alright.
I jungle some as well, but limited pool. Udyr, Malphite, Jarvan, Warwick and I guess Voli and Mundo are my junglers. Generally if I jungle I use the first two, for obvious reasons.
I'm an okay support, but I HATE doing it. I loathe it because it makes me feel helpless about the outcome of the game (yes I'm one of those players, but I respect good supports). Still, I can do Soraka, Sona, Taric, Nunu.
AP is my weakest. I own mid champs, but I'm way underconfident with them. Morde, Ryze, Annie, Fizz, Katarina, and Ziggs are the ones I CAN play.
Now I know I need work. Last hitting is something I continuously try to improve, and buff/dragon/baron timing is what I really need work with. My map awareness is alright, needs work but I guess it comes with experience. I ward frequently, and know the spots for it. My positioning is, GENERALLY, fairly good/decent with top/AD/jungler but I screw up now and then. I know the logic of counterpicking, and I'm trying to expand my top roster for it.
As a top, I harass, farm, ward, gank mid/invade when I can. I know how to counterpick.
As AD, I try to CS like nuts, and go in for a kill as/when I can. My problem is missing about... say 1-2 CS a wave, roughly, which is bad.
As jungler, I have trouble with buff timers and invading. My ganking is generally alright.
As support, I ward, harass, buff effectively. But I just hate doing it -.-
As mid... gah. I can CS okay, but I don't have enough experience with this role. I don't know when I can go for a kill and when not. When I can steal wraiths and when not. When I should gank and when not.
How should I go about raising my elo? Tough to get Top every match, even tougher hoping that other lanes won't completely fail till I get strong. Jungle seems a better bet, and it gave me good results last season too (and this season as well I guess). Going AD is always a gamble, because if the solos feed, I get dived hardcore by fed bruisers/APs, though I've had it okay so far. Often I have to deal with supporting, because in solo ranked at this level people just rage/afk/feed if they don't get their roles. I'm one of those nice-guy types, don't like to ***** at anyone and let people play what they're good at.
Advice? Any tips at all? Anything I'm overlooking that'll help me out?