I main Heimerdinger, cause win or lose, I always have fun, every single game.
That being said, I have a few questions regarding some of the little things to deal with more experienced players.
Vs Akali: Is there anything I can do to keep her from dropping that shroud, bursting me for 1/4-2/3 my hp, and....well just killing me....I have yet to escape from an Akali that I havnt outfarmed BADLY. I stun her, i rocket her, i drop 2 turrets and use ult and it means nothing to her. Not that I cant kill her, its just that the shroud protects her agianst turrets, and Heimy without turrets is kinda like putting a target on my Afro.
Tower Destruction: I have yet to play ranked, but I keep constant pressure on their lane, keeping 2 wards on both sides of mid, or the river/bush agianst the wall so i dont get ganked. Always have a turret broken by 9:00[have even broke both mid turrets one game at 8:36 without help, was so proud(WITH several gank attempts)], I keep turrets at a perfect position iv found that they end up being right behind the area of minion engagement yet just outside tower range(where the left river bush ends on top, a teeny bit above it), and I harass with grenade/rockets[Meki pendant,1 hp, 2 mp pots to harass, also grabbing blue at level 8, grab wards at level 3/4,usually when i grab my tear of godess] until they have to recall, then i push as much as i can, and back off when they return. Usually takes 2-4 recalls of theirs for me to break that turret. I run teleport/promote to help with this, as i absolutely LOVE promote. I love to push, and its so helpfull. After this wall of text, my question is simple. Am I being too aggressive? Agianst more skilled players, does this just ask for a gank? Mind you Im used to being ganked, and ward accordingly, and escape 80% of the time. And though it gets me ganked a lot[or at least attempted], I feel this gives my teammates important time to push their lanes, thus making myself a usefull distraction. Am I wrong? -Been thinking about this a while-
Pushing Vs Teamfights: Iv been wondering about what i should really be using my time for. The vast majority of the time I push, simply because I force the enemy team to either deal with me, thus making them more vulnerable to my team/their pushes, or I break a turret....or 2....or 3....as many as i can get away with and live. I find Heimy extremely good at pushing and building large waves of minions very quickly, but should i be focusing more on teamfights? I dont find myself all that usefull really....as my reputation in any game for pushes tends to make people not like me....and nuke me....and all i can really do is shut down escapes/lock down enemy AD carries. So, should i continue being the distraction that HAS to be dealt with, forcing the enemy to not be able to fully engage with anything, or should i try and....do something in teamfights(hasnt worked well so far, but maybe im missing something)
~Will add more as i think of stuffs, i think this is a bit long already though,xD
Thought of another! Buying wards: How much would you consider too much to spend on wards? Early game i just stick with a ward on both sides of river bush/see above, i said which 2 bushes i ward on bottom. After i Break a turret, i keep those 2 wards, and start warding, in mid, wraiths+that curvy piece of bush on the other side of the turret i just broke to see incoming ganks more(also which escape route to take), and on bottom, i keep those 2 and start warding dragon, the tri bush above the turret i broke, and their bush at blue buff(considering moving that one a bit further in though, not sure where id put it) so this is, minimum, 150 gold per 3 minutes early game and 300/375 per 3 minutes mid game, going up to double that(sometimes i have to do my entire teams warding myself) late game, cause of course noone else wants to ward, and if they do, its like 1-2 wards a game. Am i spending too much on wards?(I get vision wards if i think/see them warding, raising the price even more) Am i -gasp- not spending enough on wards? I consider myself a support mid if anything, not a carry or tank of any sort, so the cost doesnt hinder me much and i really dont mind, im just wondering if it kinda gimps me late game. Sure i almost always have double-triple their minion kills, but when i spend as much as i do on wards, am i giving up that same gold advantage? Maybe im overthinking this....