Originally Posted by duhizy
Is it true that some champs only work at specific elos? ex: i can play master yi jungle at 1400 and play a split push strategy while getting into a team fight at the last min to get three kills and with the game this way as i have done many times;however, when i tried this in a game i qued with a 700 elo guy and i wasnt able to split push because at 700 elo they engage 2 v 5 and think they had a chance and they just take our base before i can get there, also master yi isnt good in team fights so this is pretty bad.
Im sure had i played as any ad carry i could snowball a lane extremely hard and end the game at 20 min because winning a game with such a elo level difference as karthus mid or cait bot is pretty easy considering the difference of mechanical ability and game knowledge;however, i know for a fact i would lose ever game at that elo if i played alistar jungle.
Have you ever seen a case where someone had no problem winning higher elo games and they had trouble carrying a team at half their elo? sure if i wanted to i could play any carry, get 10 kills in lane and carry hard but why cant that be done with yi at low elo vs high.
Any champion can be good depend on the player, the problem is that most people doesn't understand how to work with the odd picks, such as Orianna mid, AP maokai etc.
There are many champions who can work in other role that is really uncommon (AD kennen for example) but the fact that your teammates will not know how to work with you will remain the same, thus why there are some carry just doesn't work in some ELO.
There is a 2k+ AD Orianna player from UK, but I doubt it will work at lower ELO, lets say 1500, because none of his teammate will be taken his CC and speed buff into account. While even fewer players understand how to fully use the ball to the full advantage.