Gotta Catch ‘Em All

It’s been a very long time now that I’ve owned all the female League champs and since then I’ve been continuing to fill out my roster. For months now, I’m accruing IP and working out who I’ll purchase next. I purchased Renekton about a week ago in this way and I have really enjoyed playing him solo top. He is in fact my current favorite solo top champ. It rocks that I can still fall in love with a new champion!

Ideally I’d like to own *all* the League champions and I’m currently 35 short. Below are the champions I still have left to purchase.

  • Aatrox
  • Brand
  • Corki
  • Darius
  • Draven
  • Fizz
  • Galio
  • Garen
  • Jarvan IV
  • Karthus
  • Kassadin
  • Kennen
  • Kha’Zix
  • Malzahar
  • Mordekaiser
  • Nasus
  • Nocturne
  • Olaf
  • Rammus
  • Rumble
  • Shaco
  • Shen
  • Sion
  • Skarner
  • Talon
  • Trundle
  • Tryndamere
  • Twitch
  • Viktor
  • Volibear
  • Xin Zhao
  • Yasuo
  • Yorick
  • Zac
  • Zed
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Luv’in Taric in Season 4

So my new goal for 2014 is to buff up my Classic gameplay. I still love ARAM, and getting very close to posting 400 ARAM wins, but I’ve been avoiding leveling up my Classic gameplay for too long now. A new year, a new season…I figure it’s a good time to get started.

To begin, my plan is to tuck at least 100 Normal Classic wins under my belt before heading back into Ranked queues. I realize that may seem like far too few, but I did manage to snag a Silver V ranking before the end of Season 3. That being said, I’ve got to have a helluva lot more Summoner’s Rift experience if I want to consistently play Ranked well.

Despite the Season 4 changes, seems like no one ever calls bot support in Normal Classic. Luckily I love to play support! I am finding that Taric is a solid bot support, assuming a typical bottom lane on the opponent’s side, despite the Season 3 nerfs. His kit scales so nicely off armor, including his passive, and he has a heal and easy point-and-click stun. I’ve posted 3 or 4 wins in a row playing him.

On my to do list, however, is figuring out what I am supposed to do as a support when the team scatters to the jungle to farm in the typical ebb and flow of the game. I don’t find Taric, or really any traditional support, to be that good farming solo. I can ward but I’ve usually placed whatever wards I can by this time. Do I follow a teammate while they farm jungle camps? What is the general rule of thumb as a support during these game moments? Clue me in via comments but in the meantime, I’m going to see what I can find online.