Originally Posted by Onij
He already said to learn what abilities do. Who cares how you build. He mentioned nothing about someone building poorly, just that people didn't understand how a champion's mechanics worked...
But what if you're like me, and between playing (having seen teammates or enemies play the champion in question), watching streams, and doing web research on several different guide websites, the LoL wiki, and maybe some forums, you already completely understand the champions mechanics, understand the build, and understand the combos or whatever without having even played a bot game with the champion?
Moreover, let's suppose that the champion in question is a perfectly standard champion to play in the role I mainly fill.
Why do I still have to play bots to "figure" the champion out, if I already have everything figured out that the bots would teach me?
Let's say for example I'm a 1500 Elo player and ADC is my primary role--I fill it every time I can. And let's say I've never played Draven. But, despite having never played Draven, I've played at least 100 matches or more with each of the following champions: Tristana, Corki, Ezreal, Caitlyn, Varus, Vayne, Graves, Kog'maw, Ashe, Sivir, Miss Fortune, and Twitch.
Do you still think it's necessary for me to go "figure out" Draven in a bot game?