In our new League of Legends-focused training feature, we outline the best ways to take advantage of each of the five important roles in the game.
The Big Daddies
Alistar, the Minotaur
This Big Daddy is an angry, rampaging bull equipped with horns and a huge, muscular body. Nonetheless, Alistar's speciality lies not in being able to punch people's faces in, but in his ability to consistently disrupt the enemies through knockbacks and AOE stuns. He also has a small AOE healing spell called Triumphant Roar that is useful at early stages of the game, as it helps sustain your AD Carry.
I rate him at 7/10, because mastering his Headbutt-to-Pulverise combo does require quite a bit of skill and practice. This two-spell combo works like a mini Unstoppable Force, and you guys know how much disruption a single unstoppable force can cause. Imagine it happening once every 10 seconds during a team clash. It's hard to grab this bull by his horns.
Blitzcrank, the Great Steam Golem
While other Big Daddies like charging into enemy lines, Blitzcrank likes making people charge to him--most of the time, against their will. A good Blitzcrank can turn an Insanity Wolf into Paranoid Parrot in a lane. Blitzcrank is the king of zoning at bottom lane when coupled with an AD carry that has higher damage at the early stages of the game.
His Rocket Grab to Power Fist combo can easily cut the opponent's Carry's life by over 50 percent if his partner supports him, and, most of the time, forcing the enemy to burn their Summoner Spell Flash, making them easy targets for future ganks. But his weakness lies in not being able to sustain either him or his Carry in the lane, as he has neither an active healing nor a shielding spell. If your opponents are able to out-harass you and your Carry, both of you will suffer in the lane together.
That's it for the coverage of our ever-so-handy Support champions. Go out there to the Fields of Justice and raise your kids into strong and capable fighters to win you those games. Just be warned: parenting is not an easy job. Good luck, Summoners!
I found this video very helpful explaining runes.
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@ratchet200 I didn't intentionally miss them out, it's just a recommendation list, of course there are many other viable supports. I've even seen Tryndamere support work out.