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Braum Statistics for N3 AsiO

Author's performance with Braum compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
34
5
Win %
38
44
Kills
1.5
1.5
Assists
13.9
13.0
Deaths
3.8
5.3
KA:D Ratio
4.1
2.7
Gold Earned
8.5K
8.2K
Creep Score
44.6
49.3
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

14.png Run 14.png if you want kill potential on lane. 14.png combined with your passive should secure you a lot of early game kills for you and your lane partner. Remember that 14.png is an offensive laning phase summoner, play accordingly to it. 


3.png reduces significantly the output damage of the target and is a great idea to run it when you are facing assassins like 238_64.png 105_64.png 134_64.png or 157_64.png. Especially now that the meta has evolved into more assassins type of champions such as 127_64.png 38_64.png 69.png 39.png,  3.png is now a much more needed summoner spell for supports. It provides you more peel and safeness. 


4.png INDISPENSABLE!. Flash is also great if you want to get your passive off on a low HP enemy (remember to braumq.png before using 4.png) or to initiate with your 4.png+braumR.png combo.


New Runes Back to Top

RESOLVE

Guardian.png?width=64 Improves your early game deffensive options and could be easily activated when using braumw.png in one of your allies. Your shield will also increase value with the amount of extra HP you purchase during the game (+10% bonus health) and the extra movement speed that it gives (+20% extra MS) its really helpful to dodge skillshots during a brief period of time. 

Font%20of%20Life.png?width=64 Procking your passive braumpassive.png on your enemies will benefit your allies by healing them during the next FOUR seconds after attacking an impaired target. 


Conditioning.png?width=64 This one is a really close call between Iron%20Skin.png?width=32 and Conditioning.png?width=32. The 5% armor and magic resistance increase and the extra flat +8 armor and magic resistance that we obtain after 10 minutes will be really helpful in the late game teamfights but we will suffer a lot during the early stages of the game against long range marksman like 51.png or 222.png if we don't pick Iron%20Skin.png?width=32. Either way, the extra armor increases our braumw.png effectiveness. 

Second%20Wind.png?width=64 Useful to get some health back after taking poke during the early game. Its also advantageous when going back to your backline after taking damage for your allies during team fights. 


INSPIRATION


Magical%20Footwear.png?width=64 I love having FREE boots and the ability to upgrade them with a reduced cost for the rest of the game. Hitting our first core item 3190.png powerspike 2-5 minutes earlier than usual could turn early game fights in our favor thanks to the amount of money 1001.png this mastery pick saves us. 


Celestial%20Body.png?width=64 Decreasing 201.png overall damage to champions during the first minutes of the game isn't a big deal for us since laning phase has never been our strongest point with this champion. The extra HP (+100 HP) will help us increase our braumq.png overall damage (this ability scales of Braum max HP) and will be really useful to avoid getting killed by 14.png during the early game.  

Masteries Back to Top

With 201_64.png you got TWO VERY VIABLE OPTIONS. You can either run COURAGE OF THE COLOSSUS 6262.png as shown above or STONEBORN PACT 6263.png. Depending on your TEAM COMPOSITION you will take one or another. If you are laning with a hypercarry like 18.png or 96.png STONEBORN PACT 6263.png should be the way to go to keep them safe. But, if you preffer to have a better laning phase and your team lacks a tank COURAGE OF THE COLOSSUS 6262.pngis superior. Nonetheless, 0-12-18 is a must go for this champion. For me, this is the most standard choice for masteries. 


CUNNING TREE


6311.png WANDERER is key to move faster around the map. 

6322.png SECRET STASH is a must go for supports. This biscuit is too delicious to not take a point on it. 

6332.png MEDITATION is really good to not run out of mana. 

6342.png BANDIT is very good to keep the gold income during the laning phase.


RESOLVE TREE

6211.png RECOVERY gives you the needed sustain for the laning phase. It works especially good vs poke suppots. UNYIELDING 6212.png is not optimal for supports because it scales with % of your armor and magic resistances. As 201.png your gold income isn't going to be good enough to build tons of resistances. 

On the second line I like to take TOUGH SKIN 6223.png to trade better during the laning phase. You can also go EXPLORER 6221.png(+15 mov. speed in Brush and River) if you want to roam during the early stages of the game. 

6232.png VETERAN'S SCARS gives you a much needed health buff (+50 bonus HP) and synergyses well with items like 3190.png.

6241.png INSIGHT keeps your summoners CD on a lower timer and it's pretty core on 201.png too. FEARLESS 6243.png isn't bad either and works very well vs heavy poke champions like 143.png or 43.png

6252.png LEGENDAY GUARDIAN does wonders on team fights but using your key abilities braume.png braumrwrapper.png before going down it's far more important and that's why I prefer to run 6251.png SWIFTNESS. 

As said before above, depending on the match up you will take 6262.png COURAGE OF THE COLOSSUS or 6263.pngSTONEBORN PACT.


These are two possible variables of my masteries: 


STONEBORN PACT 6263.png (WITH HYPERCARRIES)

STONEBRON.PNG


FEARLESS (AGAINST HEAVY POKE SUPPORT CHAMPIONS)

FEAR.PNG

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
3
14
15
17
18
E
2
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16
Important noteTake 1 point at lvl. 2 in braumW.png if you are planing to do an all-in. As soon as you get into lvl. 2 max your braumW.png. Then leap into one of your melee minions and start putting your braumpassive.png stacks on one of the enemies. Only commit if the enemy botlane is still lvl. 1. If you aren't sure of your all-in potential don't take your lvl. 2 point on braumW.png


(PASSIVE) CONCUSSIVE BLOWS 

braumpassive.png


Braum's passive is what makes this champion viable. Is one of the strongest passives if not the best one in the game. You can proc it in an enemy champion with AA's or with your passive. Once you get one stack in an enemy champion, your allies can also proc the three remaining stacks before stuning the target. Proc as many passive stacks as possible during team fights to give more opportunities for your allies to focus important targets down. 



(Q) WINTER'S BITE

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As Braum you want to max. braumQ.png first. braumQ.png is your main ability to harass during all your laning phase due to his low CD and mana cost. It's also the ability that proc your passive and hitting it is essential to assert lane dominance. In addition, it scales with your max. HP, so as longer the game goes the more damage you will do with it. You can aslo create catch opportunities with this ability. 


Whenever you hit your braumQ.png try to proc braumpassive.png. Braum is definetly one of the best champions in level 1. Abuse this fact to kick your enemies out of lane or to do aggresive lvl. 1 invades. Thought, hitting this ability may be hard if you are not familiar with the champion. Move around your lane to find the perfect angle to hit your braumQ.png. If you failed it, don't trade and back off until your braumQ.png is up again. 


Remember that you can braumQ.png 4.png instead of doing the more predictable 4.png braumQ.png. Take into account that your slow is very good to catch up enemies.




(W) STAND BEHIND ME 

braumW.png 


The last ability you want to maximize with 201_64.png is braumW.png. Even thought is very important to take 1 point in this ability (you can create picks, defend you carries or scape with it) is not the ability you want to maximize. With this ability you can leap to ally minions apart from ally champions. In laning phase hide in your bushes and then leap to a melee minion to create kills oportunities. You can also use this ability to scape if they are chasing you. 

In teamfights you want to use braumW.png to peel for your carries or to distract the enemy backline. Being aware of your carries positioning is indispensable with 201_64.png. Learn how to position yourself correctly could be game changer with this champion. 


(E) UNBREAKEABLE

braumE.png


After maxing braumQ.png I preffer to max. braumE.png . This spell is really important and it may give you the edge to win close teamfights. Additionally, braumW.png doesn't give you more range when you max it and the magic resist/armor bonus is neglibible. 

Using braumE.png at the right moment can turn around a fight in your favor. If you are able to to block jinxR.pngcassiopeiapetrifyinggaze.png lucianR.pngor ezrealtrueshotbarrage.png ultimates you are doing ir right. Remember that you can block all projectiles with it and that it gives you a small movement speed bonus while using it.

braumW.png your carries and then use braumE.png to block all the outcoming damage or flash into an important ability to block it for your team, it's your decision. Remember to wait for the perfect moment to use this crucial ability. 


(R) GLACIAL FISURE

 braumR.png 

Your ultimate is what makes this champion incredibly powerfull. In laning phase hide in the bushes and surprise your enemies with braumR.png followed by your braumQ.png to proc your braumpassive.png. During teamfights you want to smack as many enemies as possible with your ultimate. Don't hesitate and wait for the perfect moment to use it properly. Only using it in a tanky champion isn't ideal. Try to find a risky angle to hit as many enemies as possible with it and then repositionate yourself with braumW.png.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Always start with the relic shield. it's ideal item for tanky supports and it gives you good sustain throughout your laning phase.
    This is how your build should look after a couple of backs to base

Core Items

    This is a core build for Braum. It also depends on the enemy lineup but this is most likely how your build should look up with 6 items. Remember that YOUR BUILD always depends on the enemy team composition!
    Do not forget to upgrade it at lvl. 9 to gain vision control on the map.
    Works very well with braum. This item is perfect against heavy AD compositions. It's aura is really effective against AA users.
    I love this item with Braum. It gives you a good chunk of hp and an amazing passive. if your marksman hits during team fights, you will get a ton of HP back.
    Essential for Braum.
    ALWAYS HAVE IT ON YOUR INVENTORY!

Situational Items

    With the recent changes to Zeke's this item seems to be only useful in specific scenarios. The active is good for long team fights and it has a lot of value for it's price.
    If you want to have pressure on your sidelanes or a stronger siege to get into your enemy team base.
    Against heavy AD oriented composition you just want to as much armor as possible.
    If you need early vision control and want to fight key objetives.
    Works well if you need an extra AoE healing for your team.

Braum is one of the tankiest support alongside 223.png 12.png and 89_64.png. During the early game, pick an early 3097.png if you want protection/gold for your laning phase or rush 2049.png if you value the vision control. After that, take a pair of boots 3009.png 3117.png and start working on your first item. Generally, you want to rush 3109.png but you can also go for 3190.png if you need an aura for your team. 


Welcome to the mid game! Now you want to rush one of these items 3190.png 3050.png 3107.png and improve your 2049.png to 2045.png or 2303.png. If you go for 2045.png your next item should be 3401.png. During mid game, you must gain some vision control with your 2303.png 2045_32.png 3364.png and 2055.png. Create picks around the map with your superior vision control and start looking for some defensive items. Generally I like to rush 3107.png if it's team fight time but it really depends on how the carries of your/enemy team are doing. 


Build 3050.png if you don't have one yet or stack armor 3110.png 3143.png if they have an AD oriented composition. In late game you will start looking for the last core item. You could always leave that space to purchase 2055.png if you think that vision is more important. Finally, you can take the Elixir of Iron 2138.png to combat the last teamfights of the game. This elixir fits 201.png perfectly and makes your braumE.png even bigger. 

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Annie
    Easy
  • Bard
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Easy
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Braum
    Easy
  • Janna
    Medium
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Leona
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Medium
  • Malzahar
    Hard
  • Morgana
    Hard
  • Nami
    Easy
  • Rakan
    Easy
  • Sona
    Medium
  • Taric
    Easy
  • Thresh
    Medium
  • Vel'Koz
    Medium
  • Zilean
    Medium
  • Zyra
    Hard

VS

Alistar

Medium

Poke him with your braumQ.png and stay away of his CC's in the early game. At level 6 go for their carry but dont overcommit, he is very tanky and has a lot of crowd control. 

VS

Annie

Easy
1_64.png has no mobility and you can block all his combo pre lvl 6 if you use well your braumE.png. If you are able to get your braumpassive.png down on her, she will surely die. At lvl. 6 if she goes for your carry braumW.png braumE.png your Marksman and turn the fight around.

VS

Bard

Easy

This is 201.png easiest match up. You can block bardQ.png with your braumE.png to deny his stun and damage output. 432.png is also a very squishy target that can't survive heavy engages 

VS

Blitzcrank

Easy

You are tankier than him and he dosent want to hook you. Easy matchup overall your kit is much better and you have more damage 

VS

Brand

Medium
201.png does well against 63.png after laning phase. You can block brandwildfire.png with your braumE.png and if you get a proc on him, he won't survive the all-in potential. Just take care during the first lvls. of the game. 

VS

Braum

Easy

You see this guide and it dosen't! GG WP


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VS

Janna

Medium

Difficult to get close to her due to her disengages (howlinggale.png sowthewind.png reapthewhirlwind.png). She is very good peeling carries so take care going ham. When she has her eyeofthestorm.png down she is very vulnerable. Remember that to look for engage opportunities.

VS

Karma

Hard

Similar as 143_64.png She will be able to poke you down unless she positionates bad during the laning phase. She can also dodge your braumQ.png with her karmasoulshield.png. After level 6 you will start regaining control of the lane 

VS

Leona

Easy

You are the updated version of 89_64.png. Your kit is stronger than her and you can outdamage her everytime she tries to engage on your ADC

VS

Lulu

Medium
117_64.png does good very good vs 201.png. She slows you down with her luluq.png and her lulur.pngcounters yours. Even so, you have more all-in potential than her. 

VS

Malzahar

Hard

Very hard lane for Braum. It's very difficult to hit Malzahar with your braumq.png thanks to his little void fuckers malzaharw.png. NEVER try to duel him is he has more than three voids up abd only trade him when he has his malzaharpassive.png down. 


You will be more usefull later into the game but this lane is very hard if 90.png knows how to punish your short range. 

VS

Morgana

Hard

You can block her darkbindingmissile.png damage but not her root. This is definitely a skill matchup. She can block your braumpassive.png stun with blackshield.png so don't go ham or she will outplay you. 

VS

Nami

Easy

Take care with her pre 6 with her. You cant block her namiQ.png and her namiR.png. If she has bad positioning punish her. You can be her nightmare during teamfights blocking up her namiR.png

VS

Rakan

Easy

His laning is very weak overall and you can block it's marksman damage by just braumw.png braume.png into your lane partner. Once his rakanw.png rakane.png are on cooldown you can engage on him with your braumw.png and braumrwrapper.png follow up. Locking him up with your braumpassive.png and braumrwrapper.png CC chain will easily guarantee you a kill. 

VS

Sona

Medium

Similar as 267_64.png Don't let her poke you down with her sonahymnofvalor.png + AA and you will be okay. When she has bad positioning poke her with your braumQ.png and go for the kill. After lvl. 6, you have the advantedge on her if you block her sonacrescendo.png

VS

Taric

Easy

No one plays him for a good reason. He is bad for now if he dosent get buffed

VS

Thresh

Medium

You can throw braumQ.png to him very easily due to his low-range but he can threshE.png you to don't get hit by your braumpassive.png. Apart from that, if he lands a threshQ.png on your carry when your braumE.png is down you are fu**ed

VS

Vel'Koz

Medium

Really annoying if he knows how to use the champ. The only good thing is that he is very squishy. You can tank most of his damage if you can dodge his combo. Try something agressive if he misses velkozE.png. Unfortunately your braumE.png can't block his velkozR.png

VS

Zilean

Medium

Annoying in the early game, similar as 43_64.png You should be able to win this matchup once your braumR.png is available. Punish him if he has bad positioning, he is extremely squishy.  

VS

Zyra

Hard
143_64.png is a very good pick vs 201_64.png. Your braumE.png won't stop her abilities and she has a stronger level 6 if she locks you down first. Try to do something agressive if she is out of position or wait until level 6 and burst her down. Her plants can block your braumQ.png so take care!

Synergies with Marksmen Back to Top

Firstable let's see the markmen:

Braum synergyes very well with marksmen that have strong late game dominance, the ones that have a great power spike at lvl. 6 or marksmans that can proc your braumpassive.png really easily from a safe distance. 

236_64.png This is probably the stongest duo lane. Your braumpassive.png synergies rydiculously well with his lucianpassive.png. Your early game dominance is insane and you can snowball your lead very easily.



29_64.png One of the best combos at lvl. 6 that you can opt for in bot lane. He can proc your braumpassive.png from really far away with his twitchR.png and his early game is also very strong with twitchE.png twitchpassive.png. He can aslo go twitchQ.png and appear on a enemy face. If that happens, leap to him with your braumW.png and surprise your enemies.


51_64.png  She has a strong laning phase and she transitions well into the late game. Try to poke as much as possible with your braumQ.png during the laning phase. If you get a couple of good slows she can proc your braumpassive.png from a safe distance. Even so, I dont realy like how 201_64.png synergies with her. She doesn't provide you enough kill potential during the laning phase. 



22_64.png The Freljod power! :) Try to make an all-in with her at lvl 1 hidding on the lane bushes. If you are able to combine your braumpassive.png ashepassive.pngwell enough you will secure an early kill. At lvl. 6 chain CC's to guarantee an easy kill. Try to follow up her asheR.png with your braumR.png and follow it up with braumQ.png to mark them with your braumpassive.png.


81_64.png His ezrealmysticshot.png can proc your braumpassive.png. If he is able to land two consecutive ezrealmysticshot.png on a single target burst it down. At lvl. 6 try to combine your ezrealtrueshotbarrage.png braumR.png targeting the squishiest enemy champion.


119_64.png MUSTACHE POWER LANE119.png works insanely well with you. Thanks to his mov. speed he can proc your braumpassive.png really fast. Remember that you have an inmense amount of burst damage in this lane. Try to get ahead in the early game. If this guy gets a couple of kills during the laning phase he can snowball the game out of control. 



110_64.png Pre lvl. 6 most of the damage comes from hitting your skillshots. If you are able to poke them down with braumQ.png 110.png can hit an easy varusq.png. At lvl. 6 he is similar to 22.png, you can stun a target forever. 


96_64.png Works also well with 201_64.png When he actives his kogmawbioarcanebarrage.png be ready to hit your braumQ.png. If the lane goes even Kog scales better than any ADC of the game so there is your advantage. 


222_64.png You can chain CC with her jinxE.png and she has a lot of range with her missiles. She can easily proc your braumpassive.png from good distance. 


18.png Works well with 201.png. You have a really good lvl. 2 powerspike if you play it correctly. In most cases you want 18.png to rocketjump.png in front of the enemy Marksman so you can leap braumW.png to her and instantly cast braumQ.png braumE.png to proc the passive/block the upcoming damage. Her detonatingshot.png works really well with your braumpassive.png. You can also peel her really easily in later stages of the game. 


202.png Great CC combination. His jhinW.png allows you to proc an easy braumQ.png on an enemy champion. He has low movement speed and bad kite potential but 201.png can protect him very well to get him rolling. 



42_64.png 21_64.png 15_64.png 67_64.png 133_64.png 6.png 429.png 498.pngNone of this marksmen works well with Braum DURING THE LANING PHASE. Most of them because...
  1. They can't follow up your damage
  2. There are not AA based marksmen or they have low AA range.
  3. Have a bad laning phase. 
  4. Are no loner relevant in the current metagame.

That being said, some of these marksmen work really well with 201.png once the laning phase is over. 

Synergies with other champions Back to Top

Braum synergise well with... 

  • AoE teams, WOMBO COMBO teams 
  • With champs that are  AutoAttack based  (easier to blow your passive on a single target)
  • With champs that can easily follow up your ultimate CC damage in TeamFights
  • With good initiators 
  • With champions that can blow up a target after hitting your ultimate on an enemy carry 

TOP

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JUNGLE

28.png 62_64.png 80_64.png 56_64.png 121.png 59.png 113_64.png 32_64.png 60_64.png

MID

157_64.png 115_64.png 69_64.png 61_64.png 127_64.png 134_64.png 91.png 38_64.png 99_64.png





Strategy Back to Top

201_64.png is definetely one of the strongest supports of the game. Even so, is hard to master him and you have to be always aware of your's and your carries positioning when playing him.

 

EARLY GAME

Remember to poke down enemies with your braumQ.png finding the perfect angle. If your Marksman gets in trouble its really easy to peel him with your braumW.png braumE.png. If they have lower HP than you leap to a minion with braumW.png and try to get the braumpassive.png proc in one of your enemies with your braumQ.png. You have bad laning phase between levels 2-5 so don't force fights and wait for enemy mistakes. Never fight back if you miss your braumQ.png. At lvl. 6 hide on a bush and try to hit both targets with your braumR.png. Follow your ultimate it with braumQ.png and you will get an easy kill. 


MID GAME

Get your tier 2 boots and help out other lanes. Make those ROTATIONS, you have enough CC to secure some kills and snowball the game out of control. Besides that, 201.png is very good when fighting in the jungle. Those narrow spaces are perfect to hit your braumR.png and mitigate most of the damage with your braumE.png



LATE GAME 
Try to hit as many enemies as possible with your ultimate and defend your team from proyectiles with your braumE.png. Try to proc your braumpassive.png in different enemies but don't get too greedy with it. Remember to stay in front of your carries during team fights to block the upcoming damage. You are also one of the best peelers of the game. If your marksman is fed protect their life with yours. If you can keep your carries alive for long enough you will secure the victory. 

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Tricks with Braum Back to Top

A tricky thing with 201_64.png is that you can cast braumQ.png followed by 4.png to proc your braumQ.png damage faster and unexpectedly. Use it to rapidly catch your enemies and to reposition your braumQ.png. Practice it in custom games before trying it on ranked games. You can see how to do it in the next video:

  

When initiating always remember to use your braumR.png first and when they are CC'd use your braumQ.png. You can aslo proc your braumpassive.png first followed by your braumR.png. Never use your braumR.png when the enemy has 3 stacks on your braumpassive.png. REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST CHAIN YOUR CC WITH THIS CHAMPION TO BE EFFICIENT

Pros and Cons Back to Top

PROS 

  • Very strong level 1.  
  • One of the best passives of the game.
  • Peel for your carries. 
  • Tankiness. 
  • Strong AoE damage ultimate. 
  • Nice slow (braumQ.png).
  • Proyectile block spell braumE.png that can turn the game in your favor.
  • Nice transition into the late game.
  • Mobility.
  • Engage and disengage.

CONS

  • Lack of poke 
  • Your passive could be useless if you have no AA based champion in your team. 
  • Weak laning phase between lvls. (2-5).
  • Could be easily zoned out of lane during the early game by poke based supports.
  • Mediocre survavility during mid game until you get a couple of defensive items.
  • Your base movement speed is low so it will be hard to catch someone until you got your tier 2 boots. 


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Roaming as support Back to Top

Roaming as support is one of the basics of the role alongside properly setting up vision, controlling your lane, initiating and peeling for your teammates. Many times players tend to avoid supporting because they don't think the role has enough impact to carry games. Luckily for us our role involves much more than warding and peeling for the carries. Thinking before acting, knowing your team weaknesses and strenghts and playing around objectives will be crucial to recognize the best timings to roam around the map. 


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WHAT'S ROAMING?

I will briefly explain what roaming means as a clarifying for those who are still confused about it's significance. Roaming implies leaving your ordinary lane to support other lanes by deep warding on contesting enemy vision or by ganking your solo laners. Your ULTIMATE GOAL is to have a better position to contest OBJECTIVES or to take turretto OPEN THE MAP for your team.



WHY DO I ROAM? 

Knowing why do you roam is critical to your success. Catching enemies off guard could start a SNOWBALL effect that could easily get out of hand if they do not react on time to it. Getting kills on other lanes or forcing summoners is always great but that's not your only job while roaming. One of the principal points of roaming is VISION DENIAL. Denying enemy vision is really important to make enemies play more passively and to plan future ganks. Aside from that, KNOWLEDGE is also imperative. You need to leave wards on the enemy side of the jungle to know their jungler intentions and play correctly around it. Lastly, you can always help you solo laners to SHOVE THE WAVE before they go back to fountain or FREEZE it, giving them a gold and experience advantage over it's lane opponent. 

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WHEN DO I ROAM?

Many players fail to recognize when to gank and it's indispensable to properly contribute positively to your team. You can ONLY ROAM if:  
  • You SHOVE YOUR WAVE. After shoving the wave you got a few seconds before enemy botlane pushes the minion wave back to your turret. You can use that time to deep ward the enemy jungle, gank midlane or clean enemy vision. 
  • YOUR MARKSMAN CAN STAY ALIVE ON A 2VS1 SITUATION. If you are losing, lane supports tend to roam but this can sometimes fire you back. If the enemy botlane is already ahead of you and they can deny your marksman farm and get an inner turret on top of that, you will play with a non-factor marksman for the rest of the game. Keep in mind that marksmen like 51.png or 81.png can safely stay alone in lane but do not leave a flashles 96.png 29.png or 202.png by it's own or they will be free flesh for your enemies. 
  • AFTER THE ENEMY BOTLANE GOES BACK TO FOUNTAIN you can take advantage of the situation and seek for a surprise gank. 
  • AFTER A SUCCESSFUL BOTLANE KILL you can place vision on the enemy side of the jungle or gank a lane if you are still healthy enough to not die while doing so. 
  • WHEN YOU GO BACK TO FOUNTAIN you can always look for ganking one of your solo laners. Top lane is usually a good option since they don't expect the support to roam that far away from their lane. However, get mobility 3117.png boots online if you roam to the other side of the map.  
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ROAMING TIPS 

  • Be aware of the enemy jungler positioning.
  • Try to coordinate a gank with your jungler's help.
  • Leave proper vision set up in botlane.
  • Tell your marksman your intentions before roaming.
  • Avoid crossing paths that your enemy has already warded. 
  • Early game is a good moment to gank mid lane but once laning phase is over, playing around objectives and the top-mid area is normally better than staying around bot lane. 



BEST SUPPORT CHAMPIONS TO ROAM


Roaming will always be an option for any support champion but some of them really outshine at this particular job. There are two pivotal factors you need to take into account to evaluate how good a champion at roaming and those ones are MOBILITY and CC LOCKUPS. For mobility we are looking for mobility 3117.png boots and abilities such as 432.png barde.png37.png sonae.png or 43.png karmasolkimshield.png that could get as to our destination faster than usual. For CC's we need multiple crowd control abilities with long range that are as reliable and strong as 53.png rocketgrab.png25.png darkbindingmissile.png412.png threshq.png or 432.png bardr.png. Taking all these factors into account, the following supports are the best champions to roam with: 

S TIER 

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A+ TIER 

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A TIER 

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B TIER  

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C TIER 

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Some of the listed champions are only good after they got their ultimate 37.png sonar.png90.png malzaharr.png or 
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Warding spots Back to Top

This is a very generic view about how to properly ward. Every game is different and you should recognize and ward accordingly to it. Warding the most important but also the most underrated thing in League of Legends. Warding is a team oriented work but as a support, you play a major role on your teams vision. I will now show common ward places depending on the game situation. 



I didn't add wards around drake/baron but you have to move your vision to this part of the map when one of them is a contested pick for both teams. REMEMBER THAT WARDING HIGHLY DEPENDS ON YOUR TEAM AND ENEMY TEAM POSITION ON THE MAP, DO NOT WASTE TIME WARDING LESS VALUABLE SPOTS.


 green.png points mean STEALTH WARDS. PINK.png points mean VISION WARDS. If green.png and PINK.png are in the same location means that both type of wards could be placed there. ALL THE EXAMPLES ARE TAKEN FROM YOUR TEAM STARTING ON BLUE SIDE. 


WARDING BOT LANE (RED SIDE)

It's important to point out that you should always trinket lane bushes to gain lane dominance over your opponent. You can also pink ward your own lane bush if your jungler is planning a lane gank. When warding lane bushes, try to ward the closest point to the enemy turret (so your top can have a good TP spot if a fight breaks out).

Apart from that, if you are playing on blue side always try to take out the enemy red fruit (cone) that spawns on the enemy jungle (to prevent easy ganking paths).   


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WARDING BOT LANE (BLUE SIDE) 


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BARON SET UP (RED SIDE) 

Baron set up wards are one of the most undervalued things of the game. To help you understand where you should ward before taking this objetive check both maps. Having no vision over your enemy jungle is giving them the chance to 50/50 smite and to potentially throw the game. When warding the pit it's CRUCIAL to PINK WARD just on the left side of the baron face (as shown in the image bellow). By doing so, your pink ward will disable the enemy wards put it from behind the pit. 

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BARON SET UP (BLUE SIDE)

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DEEP WARDING ENEMY BLUE SIDE JUNGLE (BLUE SIDE)

Before deep warding enemy jungler it's INDISPENSABLE to take two things into consideration: 

1) Having vision on the enemy jungler
2) Knowing which part of the map you control. If you are winning bot lane entering your enemy jungler in a solo mission should be a lot safer than normal. 

Understanding when you can enter their jungle unspotted is what separates a lot of players from grinding ELO. As soon as you got vision of their jungler on the opposite side of the map, it's time to move and place vision to gain control over the bot side of the Rift. Ideally, working with your jungler to place vision on the enemy side of the map is what you want to do in these situations. Having said which, it often doesn't work (especially in soloQ). Lastly, you have to know your champion limits. If you try to ward the enemy jungle (after being spotted) with mobile champions like 432.png 497.png it's a lot safer than with 44.png or 12.png, so make sure you have an escape before entering your enemy part of the map. 

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DEEP WARDING ENEMY RED SIDE JUNGLE (BLUE SIDE)

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DEEP WARDING ENEMY BLUE SIDE JUNGLE

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DEEP WARDING ENEMY RED SIDE JUNGLE

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WARDING WHEN YOU ARE BEHIND

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WARDING WHEN THE GAME IS EVEN

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WARDING WHEN YOU ARE AHEAD

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Who am I? Back to Top

 I am N3 AsiO, N3M3SiS Gaming squad former player. I have been playing this game since the end of the S2 and I am currently Diamond I in EUW SoloQ. I started maining support when I was stacked in Silver and I keep playing this awesome role since then, seems that it has worked out (:

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You can check my other support guides 44.png 432.png and 117.png guides here: LoLKingTaricGuideLoLKingBardGuide and LoLKingLuluGuide

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I am sorry but English isn't my native language so there would be writting mistakes in this guide. Let me know your thoughts in the commentary section! Don't forget to like and share this guide, I would highly aprecciate it. 


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