Originally Posted by Grovel
Been playing LoL for almost a month now and my champ preferences are starting to lean toward the beefy support classes, specifically Tank Malphite and AP Nunu. My problem is I tend to earn gold and gain levels much slower than just about any teammate who isn't a feeder or playing with their toes- usually a solid level or two behind by mid game and 3-4 levels by the time the carry hits 18. It's rare I get beyond my first major item purchase in most games lasting 30-40 minutes.
Even though they have different roles I tend to play Malphite and Nunu very similarly; harass early with slowing ranged spells, stay in my lane unless an opportunity to gank is near (almost never happens), heavily rely on Ultimate to help my team dominate group encounters. When Ulti is on CD I feel kind of useless. I follow guides, but those I've read all seem to claim I should have certain items in nearly half the time it takes me to farm for them.
I tend not to get involved in early ganks, mostly because 1)I think it's a bit of a waste to cross the map and leave my lane undefended and 2)outside of my ultimate I'm not much in the DPS or tanking department (even though both champs are durable, they really don't have the items early to stand up to multi-champ focus in a group fight).
So, if you got this far, my question is what's the best way to earn gold and level these melee support Champs? Should I be more open to abandon my lane early to try and gank mid or the opposite lane? Should I be trying to jungle more? Should I be sticking with my lane partner like a loyal dog and going where they go to buff them/debuff enemies regardless of my lane?
ok first off both Nunu and Malphite are tanks, not beefy support
Both are great initiators as they can draw attention to themselves with their ults
Both of them can last hit and farm creeps well
with brutal strikes and consume
Roles are absolutely the same
as Harrassers, heavy nukers, initiators
there are always gank oportunities, you just don't see them
When your ult is on cooldown you feel useless because your are playing your champion wrong.
If you dun like dps NOR tanking play a real support class
like Janna or Heimer or Soraka or Zilean
because when you play Malphite or Nunu
people will be expecting you to perform
and your not going to be, don't ruin the game for others.
Learn to last hit, gank and harrass
otherwise you just stay the bottom feeder of your team like you are right now