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HOW TO PLAY SUPPORT LIKE THE LEC PROS

August 25,2019-LOL TEAM

Want to improve your support game? We spoke to the pros to get their expertise on how you can help out your team.

Supporting in League of Legends hasn’t been regarded as the most glamorous role available over the years. That was especially true in the early years of the game, when a support’s role was simply to buy a Sightstone and maintain wards across the map.

Those were the worst days to be a support – when you were considered a ward bot and nothing more. Nowadays, however, supporting has taken on a new life and a new meaning. It’s much more difficult, sure, but now, you can influence the map, control the game’s pace and the rhythm of teamfights, and, of course, you still need to ward.

“I feel like the support is kind of a second jungler,” Splyce’s Tore Hoel "Norskeren" Eilertsen tells us. “You can impact a lot of lanes with roams, vision, and more.”

Sound fun? Sure it does. But before you dive into practicing the role, there’s a lot of information you should learn and remember to make your life easier. For example, did you know there are several different archetypes of supports, that they counter one another in a specific order, and that the stronger archetype can change every other week? There are also warding strategies to consider, runes, when to focus on peeling vs. initiating, and balancing shields/healing with zoning an enemy ADC off of minions.

All of that and more is in our Support guide, as told to us by the pros.

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