Originally Posted by Cameran
So I'm curious, Sauron:
I feel like my most successful dominion teams have one of the following top: Ali, Blitz, Leona (and to a lesser extent maybe Mao, J4, Malph). Is this a role that moves up the tier list as a must have if there isn't one yet on the team, or am I crazy?
Those are all initiators, some of them very tanky, so it greatly increases top's teamfighting capabilities as well as their ability to protect any ranged AD the team might have. It is usually not necessary to have more than one, however.
CC is good. Ali, Blitz, and Malph are some of the best in my opinion. If the team doesn't have someone like them by the time you're picking, yes, their value in the list is moved up a lot.