LoL:You're doing it wrong

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I didn't read the whole article but I skimmed and noticed the part where you said ninja tabi reduces the effectiveness of Darius's passive. His passive is magic damage and ninja tabi do nothing to reduce magic damage.
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Yi's Q harass ( Alpha Strike) is also magic damage, not physical http://leagueoflegends.wikia.c.... You need to research champions better if you want to teach people how to counter them...
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Yi's Overall Damage is through basic attacks, which deal mainly AD. YOU need to read up before you criticize the writer.
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The author is saying that it reduces the EFFECTIVENESS, not his damage. Darius is all about taking alot of damage and then securing a kill. If he can't deal enough damage(Ninja Tabi nullifies some) then the overall effectiveness drops because he can't secure a kill.
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Article felt unfocused to me. If the one point of the article is 'Don't play like shit', a brief piece about buying the correct boots and not building the recommended item list doesn't really help the new players that this seems geared towards.
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Its not for new players IMO. Newbies aren't to the point where they need counters and specified builds and what not.
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Someone doesn't know about AP Yi. How embarrassing!Yi's real counter is actually crowd control building resistances helps slow him down is all. AP Yi survives because of meditate when his alpha strike cooldown can't be reset. Interrupt that and he's dead. AD Yi can't be slowed and survives off of lifesteal. Thornmail helps counter the lifesteal, but he's still going to hit like a truck. Stun him and burst him down.Really though, Yi isn't much of an issue unless he can get fed. Or goes AP and can chain his alpha strikes. Hard CC stops both.
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Resistances don't hard counter anything, especially with the new changes to penetration. Everyone should get them in some form, whether it be runes, masteries, or actual items just to soften the damage they take.The article doesn't really give any real advice for countering either of these champions other than "buy armor and don't suck." I provided some advice against Yi. Darius is a bit trickier, but here are some tips:Darius' Q - the spin attack: bait it out and then punish him for whiffing it. Its cooldown is long enough early on that you can go in and get some damage on him before he can spin again. If he uses it to last hit creeps, punish him for it. The pull doesn't do damage to you. It can still pull you back in if you try to run. Make him run instead. Kite him if possible - Teemo is good at this as long as you mind the range on Darius' abilities. Starting cloth armor and 5 health pots is what some champs NEED to do against him or he's just going to bully you out of the lane.
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Starting with boots like Ninja Tabi while laning against Darius nullifies some of the damage inflicted upon your character and also reduces the effectiveness of his DOT passive.Stopped reading there, darius' passive is magic damage
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Yi cant trade melee attacks with the VAST majority of champions. Most of his laning harass comes from alpha strike.
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Add to that a lot of the damage he does is TRUE damage which cannot be tanked against (bar health)
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The author is saying that it reduces the EFFECTIVENESS, not his damage. Darius is all about taking alot of damage and then securing a kill. If he can't deal enough damage(Ninja Tabi nullifies some) then the overall effectiveness drops because he can't secure a kill.
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I think you guys should give him a break, I mean it is his first article. He may not have directly and clearly enumerated the whole Darius DOT thing, but overall his article is correct. If you're going to hate on him, then at least make legitimate points.
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The "Pro Tip: Don't Suck" here at the end shows just how awful this article is. The mistakes made regarding the damage types of the champions he talks about shows that he just doesn't know that much about the game or is too blind with anti-suck rage to keep his thoughts in order. First article or not, I've come to expect better from this place.
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Point 1:He starts off ragging on bad players as though that's going to be the point of the article. Then talks about countering Darius and Yi without going into any real depth on either. Then closes out by talking about bad players again and demanding they uninstall. The article is jumbled and unfocused. Does he want to talk about counters? Does he want to rage about bads?Point 2:He talks down to his audience. There is a certain percentage of the population that enjoys this, but the vast majority would prefer constructive criticism rather than "Don't play like shit." His tone is detrimental to the topic. Whatever the topic is.To me, this article feels like the product of a few bad experiences in solo queue. Namely ones involving Yi and Darius. This article should not have made it past QA, in my opinion.
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You're not making any "constructive" criticism either. Instead of being a complete asshole, why not offer some advice on what to write about and what you want to see.
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Good article.To all the other people ragging on him, learn to read the whole text,
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Hey man,You advocate for constructive criticism right? Well instead of being a complete asshole, why don't you offer advice or tell what you'd like to see out of him as a writer.
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Whoa, all of the sudden there's a bandwagon. You asked for legitimate points and I feel that the two I posted are legitimate. The article lacks focus - from the summary on the front page, the topic should be about countering champions, but he spends about half of it talking about how bad some players are. He tells players to not suck and uninstall; neither of which are helpful tips for how to counter anything.Whenever you attack your audience, they're not going to take kindly to it. I'm trying to be reasonable with my criticism - I have not yet called the writer ignorant, stupid, etc, nor have I insisted that he is bad at the game and needs to uninstall. I have critiqued the article itself while avoiding insulting the writer as much as I can. Despite this, I am an asshole. If you feel that my criticism was too harsh, there are other ways of saying so. I thought I was being pretty fair.As for advice for what to write about - it's not my job to come up with articles for this website's writers. As a general idea of what I would like to see though, how about not hating on bads? If you're going to ding me for being an asshole, you might as well knock the writer as well. He was hating on bad LoL players, and I was hating on his unfocused writing.If you'll allow me a little bit of "asshole" time, though, I'm going to throw a few things out there. I think this could have been a good article if he had zoned in on the topic of countering champions. There are entire guides written on countering individual champions during all phases of a normal game - that could have made a solid article. As it is, the article recommends one item to counter against each champion. Useful, sure, but not as informative and full of content as it could be.The article itself probably would not have encountered as much criticism from me, or possibly from others, if the writer would have avoided his newb hate rants. Articles that are one half useful topic and one half L2P are not the sort of articles I want to see more of. As it stands, I'm fully expecting responses of the tl;dr variety and people continuing to go off half-cocked at me. It's cool, the Internet's like that. (lol, "Bunny Killer" lolol)In short: chill, dudes. I'm not trying to bully the guy and I'm not trying to insult him. Aside from the previous comment in this one thread, my other posts are meant to supplement the information in the main article. The previous comment and this one are meant to serve as direction for improvement. I'd like to see more LoL articles and hope he doesn't give up. I'd also like to see articles that don't enforce the idea that the LoL community is the worst online community out there.
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This article is terrible. This is advice aimed at level 2 summoners just out of the tutorial. Pro tip you will get spanked a lot due to turds creating smurf accounts. Get friends, get mentored. Just like eve.
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AP Yih only becomes an issue in the late game and relies on being able to free-farm in the mid-game (or being fed heavily).Overall goal should be to show good lane presence and prevent him from farming a solo lane while the other 9 heroes are already looking for teamfights.
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Hey, just read your comment.I'm in no way thinking you're an asshole for saying how you feel about my article. In fact, I did not know this would be used as my first piece, and only thought it to be a sample to evaluate my writing skills. Although I do have one question from you. What exactly do you want to see article-wise?
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" It seems inevitable to NOT be dived by this character, as his main ability allows him to “teleport” around an area and deal damage accordingly to selected targets, causing him to be one of the most turret-successful diving champions in LoL. His weakness? Thornmail, one of the more sought after items for armor-building champions. With Thornmail’s 30% damage repulsion, he is essentially killing himself."If you have ever played Master Yi, or against him, the author is clearly talking about the Q ability, alpha strike, which deals magic damage, and is usually spammed by AP Yi, against which thornmail would be a waiste of your gold. If Master Yi is building AD, then thornmail might be a good item...... if you're the tank for your team, otherwise it would still be a bad item to spend your gold on. You need to read up and think hard to try understanding what is written before you criticize other critics.
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re: dariusYou say in the same sentence that he has a lot of natural armour penetration, (you didn't mention that 90% of them build black cleaver), and that the best counter is therefore armour. What?Combined with the true damage ult, and magic damage passive, that is dumb. Build health.
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Is this LoL metagaming? Tell people to build armour against Darius (who bleeds with magic damage, penetrates early armour totally and finishes with true damage) such that you can then play Darius and beat them?Because any other explanation leaves this article as "the blind leading the blind" and shouldn't have been written.
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Best item to troll Darius is actually Quicksilver Sash. When he goes to ult you, QSS all of his bleeds away and laugh as he doesn't kill you and his ult goes on CD

There always comes a point in time where we feel our lane is being dominated, be it a Teemo and Vayne combo, or a Solo Ezreal building AP. It seems pointless to attack,  as their spells will slow your champion down, and you will sit back and watch your character die yet another time. Is there anything that can save you? Yes.

Most of the time when I hear players complaining about their lanes being pushed and being killed multiple times, I glance at their build. More of the time these players are buying incorrect items and dying immediately when they go to attack the enemy. Either they’ll be building for the wrong roles, or building for the wrong damage type, which are the WORST two things you can do. Stacking ability power items on an attack damage champion is pretty much shouting “Kill me! Oh please kill me!” to the opposing team.

 “If I just build the in-game recommended build, I will win any battle!” This is a great example of the WRONG mentality to have in a match. Players who think like this have failed to realize that the recommended build focuses on the specialties of the character as a whole, but not to counter specific enemies.

Now to the part that most of you have waited for: How do I counter _______? Let’s fill in the blank with Darius. A large majority of LoL players know Darius as a tanky kill-stealing champion whose pull ability ruins the lives of melee champions and DOT effects tip the early-game scale out of balance.  With his quick refreshing ultimate, and 5 stack bleed effect, Darius has become one of the more hated champions in League.

Although he appears hard to kill in some situations, the simple set of your items can turn the game around entirely. With Darius being a Penetration based attack damage character, the best counter is Armor. Starting with boots like Ninja Tabi while laning against Darius nullifies some of the damage inflicted upon your character and also reduces the effectiveness of his DOT passive.

Of course when I say to build “against” your opponents strengths,  your champion’s role comes into play too. If you play Draft matches, your victory is contingent on roles. Look what the enemy team is selecting to lane with, then choose characters to counter them. For example, if Darius is picked on the other team, and I’m going in his lane, I would pick Malphite, for his great armor and passive shield.

A second champion that many players find hard to counter would be Master Yi, who is also (coincidentally) countered by armor. It seems inevitable to NOT be dived by this character, as his main ability allows him to “teleport” around an area and deal damage accordingly to selected targets, causing him to be one of the most turret-successful diving champions in LoL. His weakness? Thornmail, one of the more sought after items for armor-building champions. With Thornmail’s 30% damage repulsion, he is essentially killing himself.

Don’t get me wrong, when I say build to counter the character you lane against, buy an item that will be detrimental to their effectiveness, but don’t fill all your item slots with items specifically meant to counter ONE champion, as this will leave you either a spectator or a victim in team fights. If you look at the inventory enough, you will find that there are items that can both counter the enemy champ and also benefit your character’s strengths at the same time.

Since we all know that the items a player has does not make him/her any better, we must incorporate playing style and skill. If you are one of those players who trots into a battle and starts attacking, I assure you your success rate will be 0% (unless of course their champion is at low health and they’re stupid enough to sit there in which case you’re lucky.) Or maybe you’re the type to sit behind the turret and wait for them to come to you, in which case have fun with that 0-0-0 score. And then the player who “jungles”, but instead of performing successful ganks, you frighten the enemy players from extending and ruining your chances of boosting your teams gold income. If you play like this: Please uninstall LoL, PLEASE.

No champion is unbeatable (unless fed relentlessly) which is what you must keep in mind when you enter a match. Rather then worry about your K/D, worry about winning. People who say its not about winning or losing obviously play WoW or some other kind of game that gives you cookies after you fail. And being a long-time gamer I assure you those games aren’t worth playing. League does not give you cookies when you lose. Many of these games base their “kindness” off the fact that new players love a helping hand. In League, though, there is but one principle: Don't play like shit.

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