When I started playing League of Legends, I remember that my first ever champion that I picked was Nautilus. I did fairly well with him in the game, despite not knowing how and what should I be actually doing overall. Then, in the next game I picked Fiddlesticks, as he looked like an interesting champion. I am also a sucker for crowd control abilities, ever since DOTA back in Warcraft III. However, I did not know that certain champions require ability power to work, so I end up thinking that Fiddlesticks is the worst champion ever…
Then came a time when lots of mobile assassins came out and they started being a problem on a mode that I really enjoyed – Dominion! I saw then from a Fiddlesticks player that you can ambush other players, regardless of how much they are ahead or good at the game and obliterate them with a perfectly timed ult. Truly, this scarecrow can be an ideal assassin, as long as you are on the right place at the right time.
Then, people started playing him support, mainly because Corki was really good ADC on bot lane, at the time. I was curious and tried him a few times, but another champion had my attention back then, that being Lulu. I just liked double killing the enemy bot lane constantly, since Lulu was pretty strong early on. That’s it really. My whole experience as a support main player revolves around the idea of just running around the map and murdering people. My warding system changed from one that could prevent me and my ADC from ganks to one where I would actively ward the enemy jungle and seek opportunities to go and murder people who casually walk through it carefree, thinking that they are in their safety bubble.
A fresh start is always a good thing. Perhaps I’ve been too harsh in the past on the game, but if anything, I would blame life itself that has been harsh on me. After spending almost 7 years on this game, I feel like I should do something with it. Like get a high mastery score or something. I’m not sure yet, but I’ll do my best! No more bad attitude, no more complains about Master Yi doing over 1000 true damage with few auto atatcks! I will still be upset about Renekton being the destroyer of fun in the top lane. I’m sad that Banner will be removed for a time being. I had a fun week where I sent promoted minion as a Fiddlesticks support to a Singed lane. The minion actually killed Singed as he was fighting my Maokai ally. I’ve never seen something like that before. I feel like that Singed has been gutted quite a lot and he struggles enough against lots of champions, especially those who have range or are of crocodile origin.
What you are going to hear from people who are to lane alongside with Fiddlesticks support is – Don’t use E in lane.No! Use E in lane! Having pressure on the enemy duo bot and them being low on HP could usually turn ganks from the enemy jungler into spicy triple kill for your ADC or… you. Either way, Fiddlesticks scales pretty good, not really as much with AP as with utility items and a bit of magic penetration. A free clock is good because you can dive any turret after the 8 minute mark. Future market is the best rune in the game. Who the hell needs sugary treats or minion acid flasks, when every item in the game will be as cheap as 100 to 250 gold less. I don’t know. Usually, on my first back, I get upgraded support item and a boot. I can’t afford the boot in this case without the rune.
Hell, I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford dinner tonight…
Thank for reading!