Originally Posted by Osirris
Having been a casual player for a few years I understand some of the basics, but have always failed at cracking into 1400< ELO. I know that part of my trouble is I don't take the time to find a duo queue partner, but also at the same time I feel I hinder myself by trying to play more champions to accommodate what the team "needs". While I play a lethal kass (6.8/game 1.9/game 6.7/game over 30 games in S2) and a halfway decent graves, I've been struggling to find a happy fit in the jungle. Should I abandon champion hopping and try to "master" a few champions alone or what is the best approach? Is it more important to play a champion I'm comfortable with no matter what as opposed to satisfying a team role?
Also I have trouble focusing on CS. Often I start out strong, but then find myself being sucked into poor game play from others and attempting to help them win back their lanes, or avoiding bad engagements. When my teammate is too aggressive what do I do? Let him die or attempt to make a play?
PS do I need to own taric or sona to climb ranks or are those champions that see more benefit from duo queue
PSS I wont bother asking whether buying more rune pages is essential (it seems to be), but what are the most important Quints to own?
Don't mess yourself up if you can't play certain role or champions. It is good to have a fair amount of understanding into the role, but make good use of QUEUE DODGE when you absolutely cannot play the role that the team forced you to go with.
It is good that you can help your teammate, however, keep in mind that if you are losing your lane in order to win, majority of the time it isn't worth it unless the lane you are helping is having a hyper carry (such as Vayne, Kog, Jax), or perhaps you are not winning your lane enough to actually help the others.
1. Taric is good pick, sona, is much higher skill capped than most people think. Buy Taric.
2. Movement quints never fail, and with the movement speed nerf on boot and mastery in season 3, I can see movement quints shine again.