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.
Ziggs, the Hexsplosives Expert
Added to the League of Legends roster not too long ago, Ziggs is really great for training those skill-shots. Every spell in his set is a skill-shot, and it rewards great players. His damage is simply HUGE. With his ultimate, which has some sick range, you can assist other lanes with massive output just by standing in the river.
I suggest you try him out, get a feel of his skills and their range. With enough practice, he becomes a deadly lane opponent. A pro tip is to throw in auto-attacks in-between your spells to maximize his innate passive, Short Fuse. Most people don't realize how painful that thing really is.
As you play him, watch your mana. Having high mana costs for his skills makes him very mana-hungry. If you don't have the blue buff, I suggest you plan your shots carefully. I always ensure I have enough mana to cast the Hexsplosive Minefield and Satchel Charge for some safety. Since Satchel Charge allows you to knock yourself back quite a distance, use it to create the gap between you and any pursuers. This guy takes quite a bit of practice, so don't be too disheartened if you aren't maximizing damage within the first few games.
Cassiopeia, the Serpent's Embrace
The power of poison is always deadly. She zones out opponents really well in lane. Utilize Noxious Blast with Twin Fang for some really good damage in lane. As Cassiopeia, I'm usually unafraid to stick closer to my minions. It allows me to push the opponents out of the experience range quite easily. Most of my games, I rush Rylai's Crystal Scepter on her. Combined with her speed boost buff after landing a Noxious Blast on enemy champions, you have the perfect method of chasing down your prey. This easily allows you to follow up with Twin Fang.
When it comes to team-fights, use your ultimate to turn the odds in your favour. A good ultimate should stop the enemies in their tracks with that 2 second stun. Always follow up from your ultimate with Miasma and and Noxious Blasts. This will allow you to continue pursuing them even after the stun is over. Focusing down your targets is really easy too with Twin Fang. Poison your main target and spam Twin Fang. That is your main source of focused damage.
Blasts and Beyond
So you are now pretty much equipped with everything you need to know about playing the AP carry. If you enjoy making things explode, setting things on fire, creating magical thunderstorms, firing giant lasers and making a bunch of crows fly around you for tons of damage, then the AP caster is definitely for you. Till next time, have fun blowing things up!
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.