Originally Posted by Grovel
Tried a game with Ryze, when up against Kass and another Alistar. It's probably me, but I felt like Ryze early was too week to farm much and once I got the ultimate the other Alistar and Kass were too "meaty" to gank. Ryze blows his load and then kind of just sits there...
I kind of feel the same way about Tryndamere as I do Yi, he'll finish great, but if you can't get him going early it's a lost cause. Niether him or Alistar farm well if harassed, which is almost guaranteed. At least it feels like that to me.
Annie isn't considered a carry is she? Looks like I'll get to try some decent combos with him next rotation.
Gonna try Ashe I think. Those I've played against seem to be really annoying and get quite powerful without much effort.
I would also recommend Blitz as a laning partner for Alistar. Some players /facepalm when they must face this combo. I know I do. You guys should get first blood if Blitz is good at aiming his grab.
Anyways, to answer some of your other questions, Annie isn't exactly a carry, but she's amazing burst magic DPS, especially early-mid game. Many Annies can get close to or even above 10 kills before level 8-9.
Ashe is devastating in the right hands and doesn't have a high learning curve, but is squishy just like Annie.
I hope some of this helps you decide who to play, but remember to have fun!