Hi! First, thanks for this guide. I love reading the "why" and not just the "how". I found it really helpful.
Anyhow, I'm new here (about 4 days in) and so far Sivir has been one of my favorites. I tried using the build in this guide last night. The first game, we won around L14. I've never won that fast before, it was a full-on curb stomp. The guys on the other team just didn't have any way to deal with us once we got the first inhibitor down.
The second game, however didn't go so well. Playing with a new team and nothing seemed to go right. I had mid lane and the guy I played against had too many HP to harass well with BB. I didn't get my shroud fast enough and by mid-game they were split into a 4-person gank squad and a 1 person carry/pusher. We never quite got a full 4-on-4 fight and our team kept splitting up and getting picked off. We were completely out-played.
My question is, how to adapt to that kind of situation. I tried moving off to empty lanes to push towers when the gank squad was across the map. Unfortunately, with this build I don't have enough raw dps to take down towers super fast. I couldn't effectively push far enough fast enough to give the team breathing room. Should I have gone for more dps? More defenses so I could get away when the inevitable gank squad showed up?
I also tried hanging around with the team but the team kept splitting up and nobody was tanking really...everyone was scared to get hit, meaning we got easily beaten.
Anyhow, you guys seem to know what's up so I'm asking in this thread. I can start a new one in the noob forum if that's more appropriate, just lemme know.
I'm trying to think this thru so I have more of a plan than last time. I take it as a learning experience but I want to take away the right lesson.