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Taliyah Statistics for Taliya BestWaifu

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

Value
Average
Games Played
66
3
Win %
59
42
Kills
7.7
6.0
Assists
9.3
8.2
Deaths
4.3
7.3
KA:D Ratio
4.0
1.9
Gold Earned
11.7K
10.7K
Creep Score
165.6
147.6
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png Is a summoner spell which will always be needed. For 163.png the best use of it is positioning yourself during a teamfight to make sure you can get the maximum damage output by staying out of Worked GroundtaliyahQ.png.
Using 4.png to engage can be a really bad idea since its the only escape 163.png really has, so i wouldn't suggest doing that.
12.png Always. I always take it no matter what. Yes she has taliyahR.png to gank , but who said you need 12.png only to gank? It helps defending your turret and can even work as an escape route when cornered. (Pick a safe way to taliyahR.png and instantly 12.png when at safety.
14.png It's about preference , which i really dislike. I feel like picking 14.png or anything over 12.png is stupid. (See masteries later.)
Still, i always pick 14.png over 3.png when playing a support 163.png which i will explain why later in gameplay.
3.png Only viable against heavy burst damage such as 238.png7.png92.png.
21.pngI see people using it but honestly, why would you choose such a poor shielding option when you can decrease the enemy damage output with 3.png?
6.pngYou are probably playing normal games and just want to have fun, it will honestly not work out in high elo rankeds because that would just be too much to turn a blind eye on. (People often tend to "ignore" 163.png because of her item build which i will explain later on.)

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Always go stormraiders, its not even debatable. No, you don't need thunderlord because that damage is meaningless.
Its enough for a few taliyahQ.png or a good taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.png combo to trigger the move speed from stormraiders, and , as said before, move speed is really beneficial on 163.png in order to kite keep your comfort zone up.
The 45% cdr mastery is really good since taliyahW.pngtaliyahE.pngtaliyahR.png cooldowns are really big , but i wouldn't say it is that necessary to have early on. (See item builds for 45%cdr)
2009.png Since the 2003.png cost up (from 35 to 50) i feel like you need to go cookie to get those 15gold back somehow, otherwise it's a waste. It's a matter of preference, Runic Affinity being a viable option too.
Why not 12/18/0 but 0/18/12 is also a matter of preference, which i will also talk about in item builds , but the main thing is cooldown reduction for summoner spells.
Also , the "bonus damage" from 12/18/0 is really insignificant for 163.png.
Always remember - she is a teamfight scaling champion, not an assassin.
Some mastery pages for supporting role would be:
supp4.jpgsupp3.jpgsupp2.jpg
But i would always prefer stormraiders over anything.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
2
14
15
17
18
E
3
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

Yes,taliyahE.png is great against dashing mobile champions which are mostly the cases to be matched against 163.png.
No, i don't feel like the damage will up-rise that much because you are maxing it compared to taliyahQ.png.
Maxing taliyahQ.png will always allow safe distance farming for a no-escape champion like 163.png.
Taking taliyahW.pnglvl 2 is debatable , but in most cases i pick it to be safe or engage when my jungler ganks me or when i'm playing support role. ( As a support you always want to all-in lvl 2 power spike with taliyahW.pngtaliyahQ.png14.png which will often result in burned 4.png3.png7.png or in certain cases , when your adc is 202.png236.png in a beautiful firstblood.)
163.png Has powerspikes based on level and items , such as lvl 2,3,6 3027.png,3116.png and 3157.png.
To "use" the lvl 2 power spike you need jungler help or be sure you poked your opponent at lvl 1 enough to make an all-in. It's really hard to call it a power spike because its unnoticeable when playing passive or farming, but it's really strong when you have a 2x1 or 2x2 fight.
Always try to use your taliyahR.png, either bot lane or top lane. It really doesn't matter if you "fail" as long as you make the enemy burn summoner spells. ( If you are running 12.png that is.)
Always ask about the botlane summoner spells situation, especially for 4.png.
A good taliyahR.png will always be deadly.
Try not to rush the use of taliyahW.png after you taliyahR.png in order to confuse or get the information on the enemy 4.png. (If he doesn't panic and such it probably means he knows he can escape you, and you need to hold taliyahW.png till the last moment.)
The strongest "burst" combination 163.png can pull of is taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.pngtaliyahQ.png. At first you E, then double W towards you the enemy making sure he activates E traps while using Q into his face. This will often (actually always) trigger stormraiders mastery allowing you to gain back your distance from the enemy after getting too close.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    You always want to start this no matter what. (top/mid)
    Start this as support.
    At first back. (Triple dorans is a preference which i will explain later on.) TOP/MID
    Alternative first-back buy if you don't agree with triple dorans. TOP/MID
    First back as support. Yes you are still a support and you will buy freaking wards.
    Always first item when the lane is going well.
    Would only suggest rushing it against Nasus/Singed top.

Core Items

    Late game build. (99% of the cases) With blue buff 45% cdr.
    Late game build support build against heavy AD comp.(45% included)
    Late game support build against heavy ap comp.(45% included)

Situational Items

    In case you trust your team and don't want banner of command to splitpush.
    Viable against ATK speed based champs composition.
    In case you have enough ap dmg but need bonus move speed for splitting.
    In case you feel like you lack damage against carries.
    Just dont.Always buy void staff over it if you "want damage".
    plz no.
    You are probably playing normals since you buy this.
    In case you trust your adc.
    When everything is hopeless.
    Viable on support, wouldn't buy it on top/mid because of suicide reasons.
    Personally would never buy unless i have to face swain/vlad.

Starting 1056.png 2x2009.png like a usual ap mage, nothing special. It gives both the mana and health sustain to stay on lane and farm safely with taliyahQ.png  in case you are having a hard matchup.
After first back i always prefer to go triple 1056.png for mana sustain, bonus ap damage and health. It's like saying " i'm here to farm for 20 minutes and roam only, i'm not going to fight my lane opponent." which is what i always do.
In case you disagree with that, rush 3027.png , at first back buying 3010.png1001.png and a 2043.png.
Don't even try ignoring this, you WILL buy 2043.png no matter what lane , what role.
Even if you have one placed somewhere, carry another one with you. (Especially against 84.png121.png29.png107.png.)
Rushing any other item other than 3027.png on top/mid will be really a waste , since 163.png is a scaling champion.
Never, just dont. Never rush 3116.png unless you face 75.png68.png48.png.
Rushing 3157.png or 3001.png can always be forced by a sudden matchup of 238.png92.png91.png7.png105.png.
Don't get greedy and say " i don't need them". You do need them.
As for boots , just like masteries , 3158.png are and will always be the best in order to get summoner spells cooldowns reduced. Other viable options will be 3009.png and 3111.png , rarely 3047.png.
Power spikes of 163.png will always be 3027.png,3116.png and 3151.png.
The main source of damage late game is that of 3151.png and 3001.png/3135.pngpenetrations combined.
The AP scaling is really not that great, and there are champions with 2 or 3 times better AP scaling than 163.png, but not many have the utility of hers to kite and burn the tanks HP with 3151.png from a safe range.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Aurelion Sol
    Easy
  • Azir
    Hard
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Fizz
    Hard
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Garen
    Hard
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Graves
    Hard
  • Illaoi
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Karthus
    Medium
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Hard
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Lulu
    Medium
  • Lux
    Easy
  • Malphite
    Medium
  • Malzahar
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Hard
  • Morgana
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Hard
  • Orianna
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Quinn
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Singed
    Medium
  • Sion
    Easy
  • Syndra
    Medium
  • Talon
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Varus
    Easy
  • Veigar
    Medium
  • Vel'Koz
    Easy
  • Viktor
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Hard
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Xerath
    Easy
  • Yasuo
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

The lane can be really tricky if you play too self confident.
Don't stay near minions to get hit by ahriorbofdeception.png and poked.
Stay behind minions to both block ahriseduce.png and farm at safe range with taliyahQ.png.

103.png Is a really easy kill for 163.png when getting jungler help/at power spikes,since the only escape she has is 4.png and ahritumble.png she is extremely vulnerable until her 6.
After 6 beware of random all-ins, land taliyahE.png  early and predict a taliyahW.png while poking back with taliyahQ.png.
Dodge the all-in ahriseduce.png at all costs.

VS

Akali

Easy

Extremely easy lane before lvl 6.
Poke poke and poke from lvl 1 , with AA or taliyahQ.png.
I would suggest ignoring the lvl 2 power spike (unless you can get a gank) and prepare for a surprise combo attack at lvl 3 when 84.png goes in to lasthit a minion with taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.pngtaliyahQ.png
After lvl 6 always try to have a 2043.png and stay near turret.
Normally she wouldn't have the damage to burst you , unless you are playing carelessly and are staying on lane with low hp.

VS

Anivia

Medium

In general 34.png goes with 12.png so there is no real danger of dying to her.
Always stay at medium range to have time to dodge flashfrost.png and avoid getting blocked by crystallize.png.
After lvl 6 i would recommend avoiding her since her glacialstorm.pngfrostbite.png poke is insane.
Stay at safe distance and farm with taliyahQ.png.
Roam because you are way better in a potential fight on bot lane.

VS

Annie

Medium

Usually every 1.png tries to just farm with disintegrate.png against ranged AP champions, but there can also be special snowflakes that will try to be aggressive.
Here is a trick that will always work against long-cast skills such as hers.
When 1.png goes in for poke, taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.png her on all the traps, even if you get stunned you normally have time to trade with her.
After a few pokes 1.png will usually back off if you use the taliyahQ.png range correctly.
Beware of lvl 6 because it can be deadly, unless you 4.png out her stun,then you have the potential to go in for a kill.

VS

Aurelion Sol

Easy

Who plays this champion?
Anyway just kill him.
Really.
It's trash.

VS

Azir

Hard

H.A.R.D.
You can't, you just can't. Forget about trying to kill an 268.png because that's not going to happen unless he is bad.
Try to farm and outscale.
His poke is incredible , even if you farm with taliyahQ.png you will still get poked.
Ask for help, he is vulnerable to a burst when stunned.

VS

Brand

Medium

Extreme potential of burst , dodge brandblaze.png at any cost.
Shouldn't be too hard to stay out of his skills, just avoid being cornered or near walls.
He will always win 1x1 or teamfights before you get an item power spike.
Try to outscale.

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

She has no potential escape against ganks, use that to your side.
Avoid getting near walls at all costs because of her cassiopeiamiasma.png.
Don't be greedy and 4.png before you enter her cassiopeiamiasma.png.
Might want to rush 3116.png in order to kite her away.

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

KIll him. Just kill him.
He has insane sustain thats why he has to be regularly poked and eventually killed.
Lvl 3 go all in when he tries to lasthit a minion, make sure to get your skills off before getting silenced by feralscream.png and use stormraider mastery move speed to position yourself for a killing blow.
Dodge rupture.png and you will be fine.

VS

Corki

Medium

Its simple, you are both farming.
There is really no way 42.png will be poking with AAs if you have a decent positioning.
You dont really have the burst damage to kill each other, so just scale up.
Beware of package ganks, countergank at every opportunity.

VS

Darius

Hard

Impossible.You are dead.
This lane is not even item based or skill based, you need knowledge of top lane in order to be able to farm and avoid death, such as freezing at right times and using 12.png wisely.
Ask for jungler for a lvl 3 gank if you feel pressured.

VS

Diana

Easy

Same as for 84.png, poke her until lvl 6.
It's really possible to firstblood her when she goes in to lasthit a minion or at least make her back and lose minions.
Lvl 3 all in with taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.pngtaliyahQ.png.
Lvl 6 stay near turret and safe farm.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium

Can't really do much, you stay behind minions and avoid infectedcleavermissilecast.png, he heals forever and farms up. So why dont you also just farm up?
Might consider rushing 3165.png or 3116.png.
You have way stronger teamfight impact, use it12.png.

VS

Ekko

Medium

It's not that hard to keep 245.png at a safe dinstance with taliyahQ.png.
Beware of lvl 2 all-in. Might want to take taliyahW.pngand use it defensively.
Dodge ekkoW.pngat any cost.
Lvl 6 you can never kill him , farm.

VS

Ezreal

Easy

He is there to stack his 3070.png.
You are there to scale.
Both are you are scaling.
You have the possibility to turn any late game teamfight, he doesn't.
Farm.

VS

Fiora

Hard

Impossible. Just like 122.png matchup, all that can save you is top lane knowledge of pushing freezing and using 12.png.
Try not to die and avoid getting dived.
Ask for help.

VS

Fizz

Hard

Why is he even open? Hello team.
Extreme, stay at maximum range.
Try getting lvl 2/3 before him and trading the most efficient you can.
Lvl 6 stay under turret.
Ask for help.
Try outplaying fizzjump.png with 4.png and following up with a combo to show him you are not going down easily.
But really you are dead.

VS

Gangplank

Medium

He is there to farm, really.
Unless he is running grasp of the undead. Then he wants you dead.
Stay out of parley.png range.
Beware of cannonbarrage.pngmap influence.
You might want to 12.png.
He will usually also have 12.png but you are more impactful compared to him.

VS

Garen

Hard

Hell.
DEMACIA DEMACIA. Ok dude calm down.
Stay at maximum range.
Try pulling off your skill before you get silenced by garenslash3.png.
Avoid staying on lane with low HP.
He can easily dive you no matter what.
Poking will not help too much since his passive is broken.
Ask for help.

VS

Gnar

Medium

Relatively easy matchup, wait for him to go megagnar and pull off a combo to poke him while he is vulnerable and can't really dodge.
Avoid getting near walls and closed spaces at all price.

Might consider to dodge gnarR.png with 4.png and start a fight.

VS

Graves

Hard

Never, ever, let him get close to you.
gravessmokegrenade.png Will be death.
The moment he gets in your face you might consider using 4.png.
Rushing 3157.png might be a good idea.
Ask for help, you can't 1x1 him.

VS

Illaoi

Medium

Dodge illaoiE.png at any cost.
Avoid getting too close to her.
Farm up, you can't kill her even if you get help , but she can't really kill you either if you stay in your comfort zone.

VS

Irelia

Hard

Death.
Only top lane knowledge will help you just like the 122.png matchup.
Need to know when to freeze/push/ use 12.png.
Ask for help.

VS

Jax

Medium

Rarely you will see a jax willing to trade/fight an AP mage.
Beware of his first item power spike.
Don't let him enter your comfort zone for free.
You can stop his jaxleapstrike.png mid air with taliyahW.png. (Will provide video later.)

VS

Jayce

Medium

Really strong ranged form, keep out of "free poke" he can get on you.
The moment he goes melee form all-in him.
Don't let him AA you in ranged form , your taliyahQ.png has bigger range.

VS

Karma

Hard

Why do people even play this champion off-botlane.
It's a support people.
Anyway, avoid getting karmaspiritbond.png snared with any price, otherwise karmachakra.pngkarmaheavenlywave.png will follow up with its ridiculous damage.
You can't really do much except for keeping her at distance with taliyahW.png.
Farm and ask for help.

VS

Karthus

Medium

Don't let him poke you lvl 1 with laywaste.png, because it only takes him like 20% mana to get you down to 10% hp with that.
Don't get poked for free, fight back.
Really easy target to get a combo on, try to poke and all-in him lvl 3.

VS

Kassadin

Easy

Poke and poke until lvl 6.
There is nothing he can do about that, and if he wants to trade with his melee AAs , he is pretty much dead.
Try to pull off your taliyahQ.png damage before he gets shielded by nulllance.png.
Lvl 3 all-in should finish him or send him to recall.
Lvl 6 he can't really burst you , unless you are out of position.

VS

Katarina

Medium

Greedy, really greedy pick.
Usually your jungler will gank her even if you want that or no.
Ask the jungler to come when you are lvl 3, a stun on 55.png when you are in range of taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.png will be death.
Since she will start 1001.png with 4x2003.png she will have stronger sustain, but i doubt she will have 12.png so just farm and come back with your own sustain items.

VS

Kayle

Medium

Can't really kill each other.
Keep her out of your comfort zone with taliyahW.png.
Lvl 6 you might try tricking her when she is being greedy for kayleR.png by using a taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.png combo when she is below 40% hp which will probably oneshoot her.

VS

Kennen

Hard

He will be all over your face, and you can't do much about it.
Might consider rushing 3116.png or 3001.png.
Don't get free poke from his AAs.
Lvl 6 he will always win in roams , try to counter gank or block him with taliyahR.png saving your team.

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

Extreme. Might consider 3.png or 21.png.
Dodge leblancsoulshackle.png at any price.
Beware of her power spikes which are :lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9.. come on riot nerf her already, this is ridiculous .
You HAVE to RUSH MR in order no survive.
Might trick her into taliyahW.pnging her leblancslide.pngunder turret. (Personally done at lvl 2s. when farming under turret) What can i say, she is a 7.png player, did you really expect brains?

VS

Lulu

Medium

Why.Is.A.Support.Not.Bot.
Stay away from minions to avoid getting poked from every possible direction.
There is no danger in getting killed by some random fairy, but she wont really go down either.
Farm and scale.

VS

Lux

Easy

Really vulnerable target when she tries to use her skills, you have time to taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.png her.
Will most likely try to gank lanes with her luxmalicecannon.png, follow up and make her regret it.
In case she pushes lane in, just take the free farm.

VS

Malphite

Medium

There is not really a way you can kill each other, and if you do see 54.pngplaying aggressive he is probably getting a gank and you should be ready to 4.png his ufslash.png to avoid death.
As a melee non-dashing tank he wont really bother trading with a ranged AP champ.

VS

Malzahar

Easy

You will always be out of alzaharnethergrasp.png range if you use taliyahQ.png to farm.
Farm farm and farm.
And farm his alzaharnullzone.png too , they are easy gold.
in case he 4.png pull up a quick taliyahW.png under him that will interrupt alzaharnethergrasp.png when he starts it.

VS

Maokai

Hard

He is all over you, and he doesn't care.
Keep at distance to avoid getting maokaiunstablegrowth.png'd.
He will always have better sustain than you, don't try to trade and just peel him off.
There is no killing potential for him other than diving you , where you can outplay with taliyahR.pngtaliyahW.png.

VS

Morgana

Hard

Extremely hard to deal with since you can't peel her off because of her blackshield.png.
Stay out of soulshackles.png range and dodge darkbindingmissile.png.
A "killing" combo of 25.png will always be soulshackles.pngtormentedsoil.pngdarkbindingmissile.png14.png , she wont engage with darkbindingmissile.png
Safe range will save you from anything other than 4.pngsoulshackles.png.

VS

Nasus

Medium

It's really sad but you can't stop him from stacking.
Rush 3116.png if he is playing aggressive and you need to kite him.
Ask for jungler to help.
75.png is a greedy champion and has to be punished by ganks.

VS

Nautilus

Medium

Stay behind minions to avoid getting hooked nautilusanchordrag.png and you will be fine.
In case you get hooked try to peel him off as fast as you can, don't trade while in melee form to a 111.png.
He has no killing potential other than getting help from jungler so you should be safe to farm.

VS

Olaf

Hard

Hardest matchup ever. He is fast and cannot be peeled off.
Not even turrets may save you, only a really good taliyahR.png.
Stay at maximum range when he is low hp, he is deadly.

VS

Orianna

Medium

Possibility to poke from any angle , slow and get move speed buff.
Avoid orianadetonatecommand.png at all costs in case you want to try 1x1, because you will get out of position if you don't.
Vulnerable to ganks.
Don't let her poke for free, fight back.

VS

Pantheon

Hard

Death.
Unless its a 80.png mid , which is relatively easier to deal with , because mid is not a cornered lane.
Try to fight him at lvl 3 powerspike.
Peel him off with taliyahW.png and follow up with taliyahQ.png poke.
His pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.png has better ganks but you can counter gank him really efficiently.

VS

Quinn

Medium

Make sure to poke her when she is in quinnR.png with taliyahQ.png to make her exit the form.
Stay out of her blindness , the deadliest skill to you.
Try to combo her as soon as she starts random AAs.

VS

Renekton

Hard

Death,and no distance will save you from his renektonsliceanddice.png.
Need to rush armor.
Ask for help.
Try to hit lvl 2 before him and trade as efficiently as you can.
Make 12.pngplays.

VS

Rengar

Medium

Just take it 3.png.
Take it.
He already has it too.
Purely skill based matchup.
Mind warding the bush he likes to sit in.
Try to always level up before him to avoid all-ins and death.

VS

Riven

Medium

Purely skill based matchup, where you have to lvl up before the opponent and use your power spike before they use theirs.
Becomes really easy matchup after 3027.png3116.png3157.png.
Avoid lvl 6 power spike which can be pulled off with sudden 4.png.

VS

Rumble

Easy

Simple. You are playing Taliyah, he is playing Taliyah v0.5.
He is you , weaker.
If he rushes 3116.png you do too.
Stay at your Q max range, where none of his skills reach.
Avoid getting cornered or being near walls because of rumblecarpetbomb.png reasons.

VS

Ryze

Medium

Might want to run 3.png.
Easy target before he hits 6.
In case you want to trade or fight him, do it when he didn't any skill yet ( which means he didnt stack up anything yet and wont get refreshes).

VS

Shen

Easy

Farming lane.
Helping team lane.
Impactful lane.
You are there to just farm some items and go help your team win, whoever does it better deserver the LP.

VS

Singed

Medium

Rush 3116.png in order to kite him.
As soon as he starts going towards you all in him and peel him off.
In case he goes to proxy , i dont see any problems. You farm , he farms.Your junglers comes top, you taliyahR.png and get a free kill.
Otherwise, never chase a 27.png.

VS

Sion

Easy

You can throw rocks at him all day, he will throw minions at you all day.
But in the end of the day, none of you will get damaged.

VS

Syndra

Medium

Insane burst and long ranged stun that has to be dodged,otherwise death comes.
Really vulnerable to poke or combos too.
Might want to rush 3001.png.
Taking 3.png will allow you to 1x1 easily.

VS

Talon

Hard

Keep out of his taloncutthroat.png range at all costs if you dont want to die.
There is no way to "peel" him off you because of his talonshadowassault.png.
Run 3.png.
Rush 3157.png.

VS

Trundle

Medium

Undying, unpokable.
Might want to rush 3116.png to keep him away from you.
Just farm on the lonely island called top lane and wait for 12.png ganks.

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

Freelo.
He will never pickacard.png you unpunished, and by punished i mean dead.
Whenever he tries to go in with stun just all-in him, there is no way he deals more damage than you if you dont miss your skills.
Care for destiny.png as it is way better skill for ganking. Follow up with 12.png.

VS

Varus

Easy

He is there to farm and poke, you are there to farm and poke.
Get some armor so you can win trades.

VS

Veigar

Medium

Never, ever, panic when you get into his veigareventhorizon.png.
Dodge veigardarkmatter.png.
Get 3001.png to avoid getting oneshot.
Poke him on lane since he can't poke back because of farming reasons.

VS

Vel'Koz

Easy

His skillshots are way easier to dodge than yours, use that.
Never stay on lane with lower than 50% hp , a single velkozR.png will kill you instantly.
He is really slow and won't follow up in time with ganks/roams.

VS

Viktor

Medium

Don't play games with this guy.
Never insec him taliyahW.png towards you.
Dodge viktordeathray.png on lane and farm.
112.png has one of the strongest burst damages of the game and no MR can save you, only distance can.

VS

Vladimir

Hard

He can always dodge your peeling skilltaliyahW.png and go all in on you, so be at safe distance.
Might want to take 14.png to make sure he doesnt all-in you.
Consider buying 3165.png and 3116.png.

VS

Wukong

Medium

Purely based on skill, and outplays.
Try to always lvl up faster than him and push the lane.
Lvl 6 you can no longer 1x1 him.

VS

Xerath

Easy

You are both late game scaling mages , just stay there and farm.
He is vulnerable to potential ganks followed up by a taliyahW.png.
Stay out of the minion wave to avoid poke and shove back the lane when he uses xeratharcanopulse.png to farm.

VS

Yasuo

Medium

Purely skill based matchup , but sadly not the same for late game.
Never try to 1x1 him late game, you can't.
Try lvling up before him and outplaying yasuoW.png with 4.png.
Might consider taking 3.png.

Outro. Back to Top

Will appreciate comments on missing matchups or current ones and itemization.
Will provide later videos of outplays in high elo.
Sorry for grammar mistakes , not a native english speaker.
Thanks for checking it out.
Could provide detailed gameplay information on bot and top lane if it will be requested.

Few moments from high elo games. Back to Top

Map control. Back to Top

Since i am a mid lane main i will start off with some basic warding spots in order to maintain lane pressure and keep up with potential roams or ganks from the side of enemy jungler or mid laner.
The ward spots will always change depending on the matchup , not only the middle lane one but also junglers,because you always have to keep track of the approximate location of such champions like 238.png7.png /121.png107.png etc. in order to avoid feeding the enemy unnecessary kills.
Some pretty standard warding places for blue side are:
standart blue side.jpg
And kind of same for the red side:
standart red side.jpg
Of course, based on the champion matchups , even if you are losing you can go for some offensive spot wards, because the enemy champions might be lacking mobility to keep up with you even if they catch you in their sight, or maybe they are just AP damaging turrets that cant even move 101.png.
And just like that, even when you are winning, no matter how hard , you should always have defensive wards if enemies have assassins, not only one but maybe even 2 or 3 238.png/35.png/67.png that will annihilate you at sight without a chance , no matter how fed you are.
The possible offensive ward spots for blue side are:
dominating blue side.jpg
The possible offensive ward spots for red side are:
dominating red side.jpg
This wards will not only allow you to know all the junglers movements, but also prevent you from getting ganked by supports such as 412.png53.png89.png.
Defensive wards for blue side:
defensive blue side.jpg
Defensive wards for red side:
dominating red side.jpg
Since 163.png is a teamplay champion as mentioned before, you need communication with the team in order to succeed in roaming and applying pressure/helping their lane.
No matter what lane you are , i will provide the ward spots of an ideally balanced warding between offensive and defensive in order to roam freely without having to worry about dying ( unless you are not watching the god damn map) that have to be placed by all the team members.
Also keep in mind that the strongest ganks are with 12.png on the bot side, on the deepest lane ward that you'll have to ask your bot lane to place, since that kind of gank is impossible to run from because of the positioning you will have to create a good fighting space with your taliyahR.png.
For blue side:
wards blue side.jpg
For red side:
wards red side.jpg
And some basic safe gank pathing (considering you are lvl 6 and your ultimate is lvl 1).
For blue side:
ganks blue side.jpg
For red side:
ganks red side.jpg
Sorry for the paint skills, but i hope the representation is understandable.

Few basic tricks. Back to Top



Why listen to my filthy guide? Back to Top

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Thats probably because i got from d5 to master tier with 163.png. Kappa.

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