Originally Posted by Stray Logos
The problem I have with LB is that the common argument for how to counter her is "don't feed and buy MR". The problem with buying early MR is that all LB has to do is buy a Haunting Guise (which is going to actually build into something soon :O), and she still hits your for almost as much as if you had not built anything at all. Meanwhile her build is not really delayed (she is still doing her job of instagibbing squishies), and you are stuck with less damage and almost useless MR.
Also I have yet to see the whole "she's not OP cuz she falls off late game" actually happen in one of my games. A LB that never gets a kill is useless I'll grant you that, but the difficulty in preventing her from snowballing is very high unless you just happen to have a Galio in mid. Late game with moderate CS and maybe only 1 or 2 kills a LB still performs her role as an assassin extremely well, and really does not fall off as hard as people say (especially if she is building mpen instead of strait AP).
I think the issue is really the fact that even if you try to use creeps to block her chain, and play passive, her blink has such a large range and is so safe that you have to outplay the LB player by a very large margin just to prevent yourself from feeding.
Everyone has said LB and Morgana were OP mids, super broken, need nerf, etc. In the Orianna guide I was building, I noticed something interesting: I had scaling MR runes, I was building Chalice/AUG (which isn't just "useless MR") and Abyssal Scepter (which isn't just "useless MR") for LB and a Chalice/AUG and Quicksilver Sash for Morgana and out of 18 Morganas I've faced in Ranked and the countless ones I faced in normals, I only lost lane AND game to 2 (1 roamed with her jungler to counter-jungle our ****** Amumu). As for LB, I've only lost to 1 LB ever, and that was a 1v1 against my ex-girlfriend who mained LB. So either statistically the players I've faced are all absolutely terrible, or "useless MR" was the reason for it.
You seem to think that there is just one standard build that exists and if you deviate from it, you're an idiot. That's just absolutely incorrect. You need to have diversity in builds for different champions, LB is no exception. Building glass cannon for every toon you play is going to be the reason why people will hate you in Ranked. You will never deviate from what you see on solomid/mobafire, and call others noobs just because you went 0-10 against an LB and you had little to no MR. Don't be aggressive in lane, and let your minions take her tower. She can't clear waves THAT well, and if you softly push the lane minions will be at her tower, and if she's wasting her mana using skills on you, she's losing out on minions to the turret.
Looking at your record of your last 10 games played in 5v5's, you have the same exact build of Sorc's Shoes, Haunting Guise, and either a Rylai's or building up to one, with the only real "deviation" being the addition of a Philosopher's Stone if you're supporting. You're following the same exact build as you (from the oldest to the most recent) support Elise bottom, I assume top lane vs Teemo, supporting Elise again bottom, AP mid vs LB (where you get a whopping 14 minions), top Malphite, and AP mid vs Ziggs. You surely won't win doing that over and over for the time you play League of Legends.