Originally Posted by DumbGenius
Pretty convincing reasons from y'all. Thanks and I'll try Leaguecraft.
A lot of the Leaguecraft guides are just as bad as the ones on Mobafire.
Don't flat out copy something you get from a guide and take it as the only way to play the champion. It doesn't matter how highly rated the guide is, because that doesn't garuntee it's actually a quality guide. Instead, pay more attention on how the guide writers try and explain the playstyle associated with the champion. If the writers gloss over it without bothering to tell you how they play the champion, and instead just talk about how you deal mad deepz with xyz overpriced items...it's worthless (like any carry build that completely skips defensive items, and will also probably have at least 1 phantom dancer, if not more).
By all means copy the guide builds to begin with, but adapt to your own playstyle. I say this as someone who's written a guide myself. We can only try to explain how we play the champion, and try to outline why we do it and why it works. However, what works well for the guide writer may not work well for the reader.
Even though mobafire and leaguecraft have a lot of poor guides, if you do some checking you can find some that are worth reading. Just don't take them as gospel truth, and do some experimentation.