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    Greater Mark of Attack Damage (+0.95 attack damage)
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    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
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    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
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    Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage (+2.25 attack damage)
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What's up everyone, I am who they call "Dave tha Wave." I'm the cream of the crop, and i'm trying to rise to the top. But that's not the point here. I have been playing LoL for so long... For about 3 years now. I am Diamond III at the moment and I believe I am in the right spot. I play alot of AD carry, a little top, mid and jungle as well. I just like AD carry the best, it's really fun being a squishy AD carry and I can handle the mechanics, (at least I think i can!!) [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/zvCJbhT.jpg] I am going to show you guys the way I play Twitch, a very strong AD carry. This is my first solomid guide, hoping to get it featured. I'm putting alot of time into this guide. I hope you guys appreciate it, send feedback, like it, and tell me what's wrong. I'm up for criticism. I have a stream, and I rarely use it due to lack of interest. Its twitch.tv/davethawave if you are interested. PM me if you are interested in me streaming as I may start it up again. This guide is obviously subject to change. I may add alot more things. VIDEO IN TOWARDS THE END. PLEASE WATCH!

3/3/2013 - added early, mid, late game and team fight chapters. - added [imgsmall=items/statikk-shiv.png] description 3/13/2013 - Changed items at beginning 3/16/2013 - Changed items at beginning from [imgsmall=items/warmogs-armor.png] to [imgsmall=items/frozen-mallet.png] - Added item description [imgsmall=items/frozen-mallet.png] - Added more item description for [imgsmall=items/blade-of-the-ruined-king.png] 3/19/2013 - Added allied support section

Twitch is a ranged AD carry with the potential |[imgsmall=skills/twitch/r.png]| for the highest range in the game. Twitch is a strong lane bully, and is a strong champion throughout all stages in the game. [highlight]Pros ---------------[/highlight] [title]*Lane Bully -[/title] Twitch is able to deal a very strong amount of physical damage in trades, and very quickly as well. [imgsmall=skills/twitch/w.png] + a few auto attacks give the opportunity for a high nuke of damage from[imgsmall=skills/twitch/e.png], and it is extremely easy to land all these spells. [title]* Stealth -[/title] Twitch is one of the two (Vayne) who can stealth. At the current stage of the game, stealth is very powerful because only [imgsmall=items/vision-ward.png] can shut you down. Oracles Elixir has become very rare until late game, and twitch's invisibility makes him very slippery and able to juke ganks. [title]*Late game power house[/title] - Late game, twitch is a beast from the east. His [imgsmall=skills/twitch/r.png] makes his late game so scary, for the opposing measles. This spell enables you to safely deal damage from very far in the back, and it also allows you to snipe carries out of position. Twitch has an AOE slow, which combined with his ult, applies many stacks of [imgsmall=skills/twitch/p.png], allowing twitch to deal massive aoe damage in between auto attacks. [highlight]CONS ---------------------[/highlight] [title]*Squishy and fragile[/title] - Like all AD carries, Twitch is a very squishy little rat. You need to have stellar positioning or else you will get melted in team fights. Even i lane phase, you need to be careful, you aren't supposed to take a beating, and you need to be careful. [title]* Weak against all ins[/title] - Champions with all in fighting potential are very scary for twitch because Twitch has a hard time dealing with it. Champions like [imgsmall=champ/taric.png][imgsmall=champ/tristana.png][imgsmall=champ/leona.png] are good examples of champions twitch has a hard time dealing with. If you get jumped on, there is no way you can sit there and fight back, as you need to run. Twitch generally has to be the aggressor. -->Same with late game, Champions such as [imgsmall=champ/malphite.png][imgsmall=champ/xinzhao.png][imgsmall=champ/wukong.png] (Just to name a few,) are hard for him to deal with because once you get caught you are pretty boned unless you have some peels.

[imgext=http://i.imgur.com/1HtysDL.jpg] Since twitch is all about the early game bullying, it's recommended to take the 16 bonus AD runes. This gives you more damage on your expunge, since it scales with BONUS AD. Armor seals are absolutely necessary. If you do not have any armor, you will get destroyed by the enemy AD carry. You have a bit of freedom for your glyphs. The standard setup is 8 Magic Resist runes, Flat. This is because most supports are magic dealing champions and they will blow you up if you dont have it. You can take scaling MR runes if you are against a double AP comp, but don't really need the MR for lane. You could also take 8 flat armor glyphs, this is an interesting path because it will make you very tanky in lane, and trading will be alot easier, assuming you aren't afraid of the enemy supports damage. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/xnTbPPO.jpg] Another Fun rune page to use, This is what i do with my [imgsmall=items/dorans-blade.png] start. It gives you alot of lane sustain and it returns tons of health on auto attacks. You will be able to out sustain the the Potion builds in some cases, such as the enemy not having too much poke or zoning potential. If you cannot autoattack the creeps and you get zoned this build is useless.

[title][img=skills/twitch/p.png] Passive: Deadly Venom[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] Twitches main spell for lane damage. The poison stacks are really only noticeable for early game laning trades. It means the longer that people are trading with you, the more damage gets racked up. Forcing people to either all in fight or just run away. This passive gets soft countered by shields such as [imgsmall=champ/janna.png][imgsmall=champ/lulu.png] [highlight]Notes-[/highlight] Once twitch reaches 6 stacks with his poison, a giant "X" marks the spot, the spoils of the booty. Its just so you know when stacks are capped. Remember that W - [imgsmall=skills/twitch/w.png] applies (2) stacks of poison, so you do not need to attack 6 times for the full cap. Generally for trading, you would want to attack three times, throw the cask, (OR vise versa!) then Expunge for a big chunk of damage that's hard to avoid. [title][img=skills/twitch/q.png] Q: Ambush[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] Its what makes Twitch a pesky little bastard. I'll admit, this spell blows donkey genitalia at early levels. The 4 second stealth at level one is pretty underwhelming and it isn't a good escape. you get easily countered by [imgsmall=items/vision-ward.png] by the enemy support so you always need to be aware if they have one or not ready to foil your plans! [highlight]Notes[/highlight] [title]-[/title] Level it second because the stealth duration at early levels blows wiener [title]-[/title] You can activate stealth and get delayed. you need to make sure you arent going to take damage while you use it because it can get postponed for like 3 seconds as you're trying to escape. Try to use it in advance. Once you are in stealth, it is very very easy to juke your opponent. [title]-[/title]You can start Recalling as your stealth is winding up, (after you activate it, but before you go stealth) This trick enables you to recall WHILE YOURE INVISIBLE. this is more effective at ranks 3-5 because it allows you to recall while totally invisible. [title] -[/title]use this spell while coming back to lane for a quicker trip back to lane. When you activate it on the edge of the fountain, you will get an extra few seconds of FREE move speed. (you will be at full mana and the spell should be back up by the time you get to lane!) [title]-[/title] Psychological Warfare - It's fun to try to trick your opponents into being scared. For example, if you have several minions that are low on HP, you can stealth and run on your enemies. This will scare them into running away almost 100% of the time, and it makes them miss CS --> another example of this is to bait fights. Sometimes when I have the superior items, I want to fight to push my lead. When its safe of course, use your stealth in a bush and run at your enemies. This will make your support to think it's time to fight, so they will initiate a fight. (I personally hate starting fights on my own because it leaves me open to get bursted down, I prefer my support to start the fight for me.) [title]-[/title] Scouting / Assassinating. Once you get some points into your stealth, you will have the leisure to go and scout invisible areas. For example, you can run into bushes in their jungle and scout the enemies position for your team to capitalize on. You should be perfectly safe in most scenarios, just be sure to keep track of your timer. You can basically go on to enemy squishies / isolated targets and set up kills because you do alot of raw damage, combine that with a slow and it's hard to escape the rat. I cant tell you how many times I see enemy carries farming all alone, and then I capitalize on that and gank them hard. [title][img=skills/twitch/w.png] W: Venom Cask[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] [title]-[/title] An overall good UTILITY spell. Do not rank this spell because the only important part of the spell is the 2 ticks of poison that are instantly applied, plus your other spells are better to rank up anyway LOL [title]-[/title]i always use W to initiate trades, because it allows me to easily get a few Auto attacks after the cask lands allowing me to land a heavy hitting [imgsmall=skills/twitch/e.png] in their face. [title]-[/title] Use W + E to Waveclear faster [title][img=skills/twitch/e.png] E: Expunge[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] Twitch's signature lane bully spell. Its your primary source of damage for early game trades, thus why it must be maxed first. Notes- Using Expunge with 1-3 stacks is a very poor choice, as the damage is quite pitiful. You really want to use Expunge when you can rack up 5-6 stacks of poison for big results. [title]-[/title] The Range on this bad boy is pretty huge. So when you are trading, you don't necessarily have to use it right away once you reach 6 stacks ( Assuming youre chasing.) What you generally want to do is chase with auto attacks and expunge once they get out of auto attack range. [title][img=skills/twitch/r.png] R: Spray and Pray[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] One of the best AD carry spells in the whole game yo, and you be sprayin and prayin. The big thing about this ult is that for 7 seconds, you will be very safe and can attack your foes from afar. Always use this for team fights where everyone is CLUMPED up and 2v2 skirmishes in the bot lane. [highlight]Notes[/highlight] [title]- [/title]This spell gives you bonus attack damage, so even though you may be close quarters during a fight, it isn't bad to pop it for the extra juice. [title]-[/title] it's a skill shot. Meaning the bullets come out ALOT slower then your auto attacks, and your auto attacks turn into missiles sort of speak. It is very possible for your ult to miss if they run out of it, so be aware that the farther away you are from your opponent (who is moving) the more likely it is for your ult shots to miss. [title]-[/title] You can "snipe" the enemy backline as Twitch. Assuming you have a good front line, and there arent any scary all in bruisers or tanks coming for you, you should always try and pop your ult and attack their back line. It takes practice to get the feel of how long the range is, but its very easy to take out the enemy AP or AD carries in a few shots.

Starting Item choices IN DEPTH [img=items/dorans-blade.png] This is a pretty fun item to start with. The ideology behind starting dorans blade is that you want to start Lifesteal Quints. This will give you massive sustain from auto attacks. - [highlight]DO NOT[/highlight] run this trick if: [title]-->[/title] The enemy has massive poke damage (Caitlyn, Lulu, ETC you understand.) This is because once you get auto'd down to about 50% HP, they will be able to zone you from auto attacking minions (your only way to get HP back) [title]-[/title] This is a good trick to do if you have a healer in your lane, (Soraka, Sona, Nami). [img=items/long-sword.png][img=items/health-potion2.png] [title]-[/title] This is the safest route to go. Its kind of like starting with a Dorans but instead you will have the extra 400 health boost for lane sustain to be used at your leisure. The attack damage is good for trades, since your E scales with bonus AD. [img=items/boots-of-speed.png][img=items/health-potion3.png] [title]-[/title] Another good choice: This is for when you need to be fast, to dodge fatal skill shots such as Thresh, Blitzcrank, Nami maybe. The tradeoff is 10 Attack damage, and extra movement. You could also get boots to deal with fast champions like nunu, or Miss Fortune. [highlight]First Back ------------------------------------------------------------[/highlight] [img=items/bf-sword.png] > [img=items/vampiric-scepter.png] > [img=items/dorans-blade.png] > [img=items/boots-of-speed.png] I can't stress enough how valuable BF sword is. I'd rather skip over vamp scepter and dorans just for a B.F. It gives you a huge advantage in lane, and it is rare that you will have 1550 gold in your pocket. [highlight]FILLER GOLD[/highlight] - Sometimes when you are back in base you will only have like 500-1000 gold. Asuming you have your laning core: [imgsmall=items/boots-of-speed.png][imgsmall=items/vampiric-scepter.png][imgsmall=items/dorans-blade.png] And you have money for something, Ill usually just upgrade to [imgsmall=items/berserkers-greaves.png], BUT most of the time I save up my money for a B.F. Its just such a good advantage bros!!! [highlight]LANING CORE[/highlight] - [title](This is when you still have towers up, the teamfighting stage hasn't begun yet) [/title] [img=items/the-bloodthirster.png][img=items/statikk-shiv.png] [img=items/zeal.png] > [img=items/avarice-blade.png] [img=items/statikk-shiv.png] [highlight]WHY I LIKE STATIC SHIV OVER PHANTOM DANCER[/highlight] * I think Static shiv compliments your burst damage more. It gives you an extra 100 magic damage (amplified by crits) and it's alot cheaper. * Phantom dancer gives only 10% more attack speed and critical strike damage. * The AOE damage makes your teamfighting damage extremely high. * Its alot faster to build. The [imgsmall=items/avarice-blade.png] helps you build up the item alot faster, and the item is generally cheaper. [img=items/blade-of-the-ruined-king.png] This Item is supposedly OP at the moment. It seems really strong because of the lifesteal increase, the burst damage, and the attack speed, but further testing needs to be done. I will let you guys know what I think about [imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png] vs. [imgsmall=items/blade-of-the-ruined-king.png] once I play some more games. - I like this item if the enemy is stacking alot of HP. Do not take this as a first item, I feel like he scales much better with a [imgsmall=items/infinity-edge.png] or a [imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png] - This item is also good because if you hit multiple people with your ult, this passive will hit them as well. So the combination of [imgsmall=items/blade-of-the-ruined-king.png] and [imgsmall=items/statikk-shiv.png] are really strong teamfighting AOE items. - I would go ahead and get BotRK if you are ahead. Its really hard for the enemy to deal with you once you have it and they don't. [title]Teamfighting core (Bruiser killer)[/title] - [img=items/infinity-edge.png] [img=items/statikk-shiv.png] --> Rush these items when the laning phase is over *Bot Lane towers are dead (BT wont do you any good in the teamfight stage assuming you JUST got it) *You have hella money *You are stupidly far ahead - It doesn't matter if its still laning phase. Generally, A player with Bloodthirster can take advantage of you assuming you are still building IE. [title] -->[/title] BT Gives you more AD and lifesteal, making your lane presence extremely strong. If you just have a B.F. and a pickaxe, you will be at a massive disadvantage. [title] --> [/title]IE is generally all around BETTER on twitch, just dont punch yourself in the balls. Its not safe to try and rush it unless you meet the conditions above. [highlight]PAST THIS [/highlight] [img=items/last-whisper.png] (The enemy tanks have alot of chain vests / armor) [title]ASSUMING YOU GOT BT / STATIC SHIV[/title] [img=items/infinity-edge.png] [title]-->[/title] You can opt IE over LW [title]-->[/title] If you are rich, I would highly consider IE. This gives you a massive power spike. Its just that Last Whisper is alot cheaper and the armor penetration is a fantastic stat. [highlight]Getting dived? Need some defensive items? --------------------------[/highlight] [img=items/guardian-angel.png] [title] -[/title] A really good late game item. It's really only good for one teamfight, so keep that in mind, [title]-[/title] It gives you a good psychological effect on your enemies right, I mean your telling them that you have to go down twice, so they may focus someone else. [title]-[/title] The armor is good too [img=items/warmogs-armor.png] [title]-[/title] This is good soft defense. Its good to grab when you are ahead.. because it will make you very very difficult to take down, giving you more consistent damage to spurt out. - Id recommend the [imgsmall=items/frozen-mallet.png] instead if you have alot of money / it is late game, this is a better item for an AD carry. [img=items/quicksilver-sash.png] [title] -[/title] One of the more mechanical defensive items, there are some instances where QSS is mandatory: [title] --> [/title]Suppression (Warwick, Skarner, etc) These will instantly kill you [title]-->[/title] Spells that can catch you (Snares, Long ranged stuns / cc) (Amumu) [title]-->[/title] You can upgrade to [imgsmall=items/mercurial-scimitar.png] for more bling [title] -->[/title] This is the best item to negate magic damage as well. [img=items/banshees-veil.png] [title] -[/title] I do not like this item. I feel that it costs far too much money, it can be popped way too easily, and poke can be dodged. There are better defensive items [img=items/randuins-omen.png] [title]-[/title] An interesting item choice... it gives you alot of HP, Armor, and it gives you the aoe slow to disengage your enemies [title] -[/title] I would get this vs. a bunch of bruisers who have dashes to get to you... once they do jump on you, you can just pop it and disengage... its a neat little tool. [img=items/frozen-mallet.png] - This is a decent defensive item on twitch. With the nerfs of warmogs, This is probably a better choice. - It gives you alot of HP, tad bit of damage, and more importantly the super kite. The kite from this item is really strong for twitch as it would be really hard for the enemy to reach you without gap closers. [highlight]EXAMPLE END GAME BUILD[/highlight] [img=items/berserkers-greaves.png][img=items/infinity-edge.png][img=items/statikk-shiv.png][img=items/the-bloodthirster.png][img=items/last-whisper.png][img=items/mercurial-scimitar.png] It's really up to you. All games are situational, and this is your cookie cutter build. Manipulate it all you want.

Early game is where you are able to show off your damage. [highlight]The main goals of your laning phase are to[/highlight] *Poke down your opponent with auto attacks and expunges (Try not to take that much minion damage!) *Follow up on plays made by your support. * Open up with W if you want to start a fight / trade *Get a [imgsmall=items/blade-of-the-ruined-king.png] or [imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png] for lane dominance. *Early on, twitch is a really strong duelist as the longer he fights someone the stronger he gets (The more ticks [imgsmall=skills/twitch/p.png] on them the more damage with [imgsmall=skills/twitch/e.png]). *Your expunge deals significant damage after 3-4 stacks, dont waste your mana if you cant get that mana stacks. [highlight]HOWEVER[/highlight] *Be cautious in your trades. Twitch doesn't have a hard escape so don't go really hard on the paint. *You also need to be weary of the enemy support, if you get caught out in a stun, or take too much poke damage, that's obviously bad for business. [highlight]NOTE[/highlight] Twitch is really nothing without your support. Since twitch is such a short range champion, its hard to poke the enemy support (without taking damage) and heavy aggressive supports such as Taric or Blitz give you a hard time.

Mid game is defined as when the towers start crumbling, when the team starts to group up and roam, once dragon fights behin, etc. At this stage in the game, You should have at least a [imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png] or you are almost done with your [imgsmall=items/infinity-edge.png]. (Remember you should get IE if you are really rich, or the teamfight stage has begun and also BT if you got it earlier for lane dominance.) [highlight]------------------------------------------[/highlight] For Twitch, small skirmishes are really easy to manage. Since you can stealth away from a bad situation, youre never in too much danger. You have several goals: *Line up as many enemies as possible for a perfect [imgsmall=skills/twitch/r.png] *Assassinate the enemy carries/Low HP targets --> You never want to stealth into their whole team. (duration too short.) Twitch excels at assassinating the squishy carries, so you should always try to do that if you are ahead, or the enemy carry isn't as strong as you. --> You will generally want to go assassinate when they are alone, have blown all their spells (mainly their ult) and are in no risk of being jumped on by the whole team. *You are still very squishy. you need to keep your distance from the scary gap closing champions and make sure your team is in front of you. always stay with your team. [highlight]Check out the team fight chapter for tips on team fighting (battles where the enemy has at least 3 members I classify as a team fight. (3v3, 4v4, 5v5)[/highlight]

Late game is where all of the crucial mistakes become really significant. Throw-lo queue as the kids call it. Late game is where you shine, because you have all of your big items and will be able to [imgsmall=skills/twitch/r.png] their whole team since they are going to be grouped up (at least most of the time!) *Your team need to keep wards up, regardless of what role they are. You should have wards if you have spots available. *Stay with your team. People tend to split up alot in solo queue, which is bad. never ever stay away from your tanks because if you get caught out, CYA! *It is wise to save your [imgsmall=skills/twitch/r.png] for when the enemy wont be able to get to you. If you pop it, the most damage comes from you auto attacking whenever you can. If you are getting jumped, you wont be able to shoot your arrows thru their whole team which really hurts your teamfight damage output. (Don't get trigger happy with your ult.) *Save your stealth for when youre getting jumped on. If you dont have flash or cleanse or anything, you're going to die. You would use Ezreals arcane shift to jump into a fight right? Save your escape for when you need it the most. *Get red buff whenever it's available. *[highlight]Again, see my "Team fights" chapter on how to teamfight[/highlight]

As a squishy AD carry, you need to have stellar positioning in team fights. One mistake and you could at the risk of death. These notes should help you get better at the teamfight stage. [highlight]GENERAL AD CARRY POSITIONING NOTES[/highlight] *Always attack the closest target. In this case, its usually going to be the tank / bruiser. You never wanna go for the enemy carry (in most cases) because this would put you in a very bad position. You always want to be in the very back and attack whoever is closest / trying to get you. --> For more advanced tactics, you don't necessarily have to attack the closest target. You want to attack the nearest target that is the highest threat. * For example, pretend the two closest targets are a [imgsmall=champ/xinzhao.png] and a [imgsmall=champ/taric.png]. Pretend [imgsmall=champ/taric.png] is closer than [imgsmall=champ/xinzhao.png]. Since taric does not do damage, you can pretty much ignore him if you can attack xin zhao instead. This is increasing your efficiency as an AD carry because you do not want to waste auto attacks on a support. *Another example is pretend that their AD carry or AP carry is out of position and you can attack them from the backline, or from the safety of your team. You'd obviously try to melt them because they are out of position and are the biggest threat. The thing is you wont want to chase them into their backline because you would be in a bad position. *Learning how to attack-move is really crucial for success. What this means is you leave no down time in between auto attacks. Instead of just standing there waiting for the next auto attack, you need to move your champion. This requires you to "kite" and keep your distance from your opponents while still attacking them. This also means you will need to practice moving away and clicking on your target with great accuracy. This is a hard skill to do. [highlight]TIPS AND TRICKS FOR TEAMFIGHTING WITH TWITCH[/highlight] * Stealth once you get jumped, or if you can't possibly get jumped, use stealth before popping your ult for maximum damage. The reason you want to stealth once you get jumped is because you will get melted. you are very squishy and you need to use your escape efficiently. Using your stealth gives you an opportunity to re position or give your team time to come help you. *Use your ultimate when the enemy team is clumped up: The more targets you hit, the more useful you will be for your team. Crit damage also spreads through the whole team. *W wont help you escape really, since the slow is really minuscule. Use it to slow the enemy team if they are clumped up.

[highlight]QUICK COUNTER GUIDE[/highlight] [title]HARDEST[/title][imgsmall=champ/taric.png][imgsmall=champ/blitzcrank.png][imgsmall=champ/thresh.png][imgsmall=champ/alistar.png] [title]MEDIUM[/title](CAN GO EITHER WAY)[imgsmall=champ/leona.png][imgsmall=champ/lulu.png][imgsmall=champ/lux.png][imgsmall=champ/sona.png] [title]EASY[/title][imgsmall=champ/janna.png][imgsmall=champ/nunu.png][imgsmall=champ/nami.png][imgsmall=champ/morgana.png][imgsmall=champ/soraka.png] [highlight]SUPPORTS THAT YOU COULD BE AGAINST [/highlight] [img=champ/alistar.png] Ali is a difficult support to deal with. He's able to lock you up from a range and hes got alot of lane sustain with his AD carry. Hes very much like Leona. [highlight]HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] Hes easy to shut down early on, assuming his AD carry isn't a burst heavy champ early on, Like Tristana, Draven, ETC. [title]-->[/title] Once he gets behind, its very hard for him to win the lane. Because he has to go all in to deal damage, its risky if hes behind. [title]-->[/title]Try not to get near walls, otherwise he can sandwich you (W into wall, Q afterwards) For maximum CC. [img=champ/blitzcrank.png] Blitzcrank is a support with alot of lane presence. His hooks are very scary and could mean instant death for you. With the recent buffs, his hook costs alot more mana and he wont be that scary anymore. Do not think he is worth a ban if you are comfortable against him [highlight]HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] Have your support keep full vision on him.. AKA ward the lane bushes. He will try to hook you from the bush most likely and its good to see the hooks coming. (Invisible hooks are devastating) [title]-->[/title] If he misses a hook, you and your support should play very aggressive. Blitz is really nothing without his hook, so take advantage of this [title]-->[/title] If he uses his overdrive, expect a hook coming. All Blitz' use W before they go in for a hook, so just be aware. [title]-->[/title] Barrier is a good spell here, as cleanse and ignite wont really help if you get hooked in. [img=champ/janna.png] One of the supports who is on the weaker side, she really cant stop you from bullying the lane. [highlight]HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] Don't waste expunge when her shield is active. wait for it to fade, then pop an expunge. The poison stacks shouldn't wear out. [title]-->[/title] She has no poke. Don't be afraid to be over aggressive [title] -->[/title] Its very possible to pop her if your support can make a play: Shes very squishy [img=champ/leona.png] A hit or miss champion.. like literally. A good leona will be very scary in lane and make you poop your pants. A bad one will have you laughing in the corner. [highlight]HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] Her E (Zenith blade) is the only thing she has to get to you. Its a skill shot, so if she misses it, you can play more aggressive since her stun is Melee range. [title]-->[/title] Poke her down early: If shes low hp she wont want to go all in on you. [title] -->[/title] (Maybe the more pussy move) But ask for jungle camp if you are behind / scared. Leona is so easy to gank because once she goes in, its really hard to get out, and with a jungler on their ass it will mean an easy kill on Leona. [img=champ/lulu.png] Lulu is the best squishy support out there. She has amazing utility and painful poke / disengage. She can take advantage of your short range and poke you to hell. [highlight]HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] Try to dodge her Qs, as those are her main damage. Some level up her E first, which is unavoidable damage, so keep that in mind [title]-->[/title] Her strength peak is at lvl 6, so try to make plays before hand. [img=champ/nami.png] A very underplayed support, you don't see many Namis really. But shes got a very nice heal, a stun (easily dodgable) and decent poke. Shes a niche champion and only few can play her well. I do not have much experience vs. her, but all you need to worry about is her Q and R. both very slow moving spells that are easy to dodge. [img=champ/nunu.png] Nunu "was" deemed OP for a while, but now I feel he is pretty meh. He's a walking buff, and hes really utility based as a support champion [highlight] HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] He has NO poke whatsoever. His snowball deals laughable damage unless hes ahead / building AP, and hes a melee champion. It's easy to poke him. [title]--> [/title]Nunu cant deal well with all ins pre 6, so take advantage of that. [title] -->[/title] Get some boots early, its risky to go in with no boots when the enemy can run at the speed of mach 5. [img=champ/sona.png] A pretty good support, her poke is very annoying and she can heal. [highlight]HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] Sona has the lowest HP in the game. Meaning if you can get the jump on her when she is out of position, she is able to blow up very fast. [title] -->[/title] Ask for ganks. Seriously, she naturally pushes lanes with her Q, meaning easy ganks. Did i mention shes squishy? [title] -->[/title] Watch out. Her power chord Q hurts like hell. take MR (FLAT) Runes! [img=champ/soraka.png] Yeah this hoe is easy to beat. shes got absolutely no damage at all. Shes basically just a battery for her AD carry. [highlight]HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] She doesn't do damage! Take advantage of this and bully them around [title]--> [/title]Don't pick a passive support / playstyle. You will simply not win. You need to play in their face and aggressive. (Make sure you dont waste spells on them when they have Astral blessing armor buff.) [img=champ/taric.png] Oh god. Taric the fabulous bastard. He is one of the most broken supports in solo queue at the moment. I really hate this guy. He's simply got too many stats that are just too powerful. A ranged stun, shittons of armor, a heal, and burst dmg out the ass is just irritating. Taric is the best counter to twitch, because he can lock him up and burst him down, (twitch is squishy) [highlight]HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] Ward the lane bushes and have your support poke him down. He really can't afford to stun the support because you would take advantage of that and be aggressive. [title]--> [/title]Try to pop stealth as you are getting stunned. You don't have to do this everytime but it helps reduce the incoming burst from your opponents. Always also run away as your getting stunned. [img=champ/thresh.png] You gotta, you gotta! YOU GOTTA BE THRESH. Yeah he's a pretty strong support at the moment, but he is still easily outplayable. [highlight]How TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] His hook is so easy to dodge. Its really slow and you can see it wind up. It honestly takes practice against him to be able to dodge it well. Just be aware once you get hooked youre gonna get CC'd out the ass. [title]-->[/title] He's squishy as hell early, try to poke him out. [title]-->[/title]Stay as far away from him as you can, his Box is very close range and it can be avoided, assuming you never get hooked. [img=champ/zyra.png] Still semi- popular, I see some from time to time. shes very mage-esq and can easily burst you down with one combo. Shes very anti-aggression because she can easily root you, assuming your pathing is auto attacking her AD carry. [highlight]HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [title]-->[/title] Her plants hurt like hell. Dont underestimate them. Either kill them fast or run away from them. [title]-->[/title] Her Knock up isn't instant, so you need to try to run out of it quick before it pops [title]-->[/title] Her E is the only scary thing, dodge that and you can feel free to play aggressive.

[highlight]**********IN PROGRESS - UPDATING IT THRUOUT THE DAY****************[/highlight] [highlight]Quick guide[/highlight] [title]Best Twitch Supports[/title]: [imgsmall=champ/thresh.png][imgsmall=champ/blitzcrank.png][imgsmall=champ/taric.png] [title] Pretty good Twitch supports[/title][imgsmall=champ/zyra.png][imgsmall=champ/lulu.png][imgsmall=champ/sona.png][imgsmall=champ/nami.png][imgsmall=champ/alistar.png] [title]Not really preferred[/title][imgsmall=champ/janna.png][imgsmall=champ/leona.png][imgsmall=champ/lux.png][imgsmall=champ/nunu.png][imgsmall=champ/soraka.png] [highlight]Note: You can work with any support, when you solo queue expect to get supports that you really don't prefer. [/highlight] [img=champ/thresh.png] Probably the best support at the moment, he works really well with Twitch and he can help you do well vs almost every matchup -Long range initiation -Lots of peel for your squishy ass -Tankiness -Good damage -You can click lantern while stealth These Pros allow you to get hooks and burst people down very quickly. Thresh has a hard time against [imgsmall=champ/taric.png][imgsmall=champ/alistar.png] because you dont want those supports getting hooked. If they do get hooked, they are hard to kill and can easily turn on you. How to play with - - Hes going to try and go for hooks, so try to follow up when he lands them. IF he lands one, you should begin auto attacking and use your [imgsmall=skills/twitch/w.png] after the hook is done, to maximize CC. (Sometimes he wont always get an E off, so you got to be sure.) - Work off of him. He will make the plays, there is no need for you to play dangerously in order to make plays. [img=champ/blitzcrank.png] Blitz is a very similar support to [imgsmall=champ/thresh.png]. Hes got the long range initiation AKA J - hook that Thresh provides as well. A good blitz player will carry the lane for you, and a bad one will make you cry. [highlight]PROS[/highlight] -Hook initiation -High mobility -Lane presence / bush control -Pretty high burst damage Similar to Thresh, Let blitz make the plays. If you need to land W's to help him land hooks, then try to chuck some [imgsmall=skills/twitch/w.png] at the enemy. Be aware that if his hook misses, You will be losing out on alot of damage and killing potential, so it's best to just back off. [img=champ/taric.png] Taric has gotten changed alot recently, but he is still a very strong support because of his whole kit. [highlight]Pros[/highlight] - Pretty strong burst damage - Long range stun/initiation - Heals - Armor - Lane control/ Presence Taric works well with Twitch because he allows you to deal damage in safety. Whenever he goes for a stun, you want to try to combo with your [imgsmall=skills/twitch/w.png] and a few auto attacks. Expunge and you will deal massive damage. You will be very safe because Taric natually runs up in their face to deal damage, so it is very hard for them to get past taric to hurt you. ---------------------------------------------- [img=champ/zyra.png] Zyra is a mage who can be played in the support role very effectively. She naturally has alot of burst damage and potential to set up big plays. [highlight]PROS[/highlight] -High magic damage -Up to 5 man CC (Snare) -Also a long range initiate spell -Big Poke damage Zyra, while being squishy, is able to make plays from a distance. -When she lands her snare, combo with your burst damage for big damage. You don't have to worry about alot of return damage because she is ranged. -Let zyra poke down their AD and support, She can do it very safely from a distance -If they have plants in their face feel free to run up and trade, because the plants hurt like hell [img=champ/lulu.png] Lulu is an overall good support. Shes got good poke and can provide alot of team utility. [highlight]PROS[/highlight] -Good poke damage from range -Slows which help you poke better -Shields / Polymorph -Good dueling potential: Can cc their ad then give you a big HP buff Lulu is very good at poking and being annoying. You should let her poke and then go in for trades once their HP is low. She can Speed you up while stealthed. You can bait with Lulus ult. [img=champ/sona.png] Similar to lulu, but with heals. Shes similar because shes got very strong poke from a distance, but has a huge power spike at lvl 6 [highlight]PROS[/highlight] -Good poke damage -Strong lvl 6 - That stun is op -Healing - Starting [imgsmall=items/dorans-blade.png] isn't bad Work around her poke. A good sona will be up in their face poking them down, and you should be poking too. You need to try to make plays when she is 6, because her stun is very strong and you can get alot of damage done with it. --------------------------------------------------- [highlight]These are supports that don't work really well with twitch. You can run them, but they are poor choices in my opinion.[/highlight] ---------------------------------------------------- [img=champ/janna.png] - Janna is one of the more weaker supports in my opinion. She can work sometimes, but usually she provides little to no presence at all. Why I don't like her: - Shes got no real way to handle poke. She has no aggressive moves, no healing, and no damage. [highlight]some Pros if you have to deal with one[/highlight] - The shield is good for you to trade, because you have extra hp and your expunge with deal a little more damage. - Good disengage with her ult - Minor cc (Tornado knock up a bit weak and slow is also weak) [img=champ/leona.png] Leona is a hit or miss champion. If you hit, you will be able to win your lane very hard, but if you miss, shes going to be very useless throughout the course of the game. [highlight]Why I dont like her with twitch:[/highlight] -when she engages, she goes balls deep in their face. Twitch does not have a gap closing spell, so it is hard for him to follow up efficiently. -Her kit forces her to go all in, making her easy to gank since shes going to go all in. - If she does not know how to play leona, she will screw you over and make the game very difficult. [highlight]If you have to deal with one:[/highlight] -If she wants to engage, just go in with her. Don't use your stealth, but try to get some damage on whoever she engages on. If she engages on a support, you'll want to hit the AD carry anyway. [img=champ/nunu.png] Nunu has been nerfed very hard, and I feel like he is just a bad support for twitch anyway. - He doesn't provide and presence or damage, which is bad because twitch is fragile and needs the support. The buff that Nunu provides doesn't do much at all except rack up poison ticks. I never see a Nunu anymore anyway so i have no good experience with the matchup. [img=champ/soraka.png] Another passive support with little to no presence, All she is good for is healing, armor, and mana. She does not do much damage at all, and does not synergize with Twitch's aggressive palystyle. If you do have to play with her, try to take advantage of her armor buff, as its really strong. When thats on cooldown though, shes pretty much useless and can't protect you from anything.

[highlight]More information will come in the near future, once I get more experience vs the champs.[/highlight] HARDEST MATCHUPS --> AD Carries [img=champ/caitlyn.png] - This gal is a bitch and a half. I absolutely HATE fighting against caitlyn because it is almost impossible to trade with her. in order to trade with her, you need to auto attack, which is tricky because her range greatly surpasses yours. - Her traps can reveal your stealth, and her trades are generally better. - It is totally possible to fight caitlyn (All in exchanges) however you need the proper support, and their support also needs to be considered. - Try to poke her as she goes for CS (Your support should help with this as well) [highlight] HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] --> Pick a long range initiation support. That's the only way to beat her significantly. Champs like [imgsmall=champ/blitzcrank.png][imgsmall=champ/leona.png][imgsmall=champ/morgana.png][imgsmall=champ/nami.png][imgsmall=champ/thresh.png] are the best options for dealing with Caitlyn, because like Twitch, she really can't deal with the all ins. Plus, it's easy to jump on her as she is casting her Q. - In a 1v1 duel, you should win. [img=champ/tristana.png] Contrary to popular belief, Trist isn't a "shit" champion. Her laning phase is quite strong, and her "all in" burst damage nature is hard for twitch to deal with. -She has a DOT making it very hard you you to stealth away from her all in. - Combo'd with other all in champions like the ones mentioned above, it is almost impossible for you to trade with your opponent. [img=champ/draven.png] Draven, being on of my favorite AD's, is quite a dick. His Spinning Axes do TREMENDOUS damage in lane phase and it can be difficult to outtrade him. [title]-[/title] A draven with 2 Q's active will be very scary for you to deal with, so you must play passively. [title]-[/title] You should always feel safe to trade if Draven misses an Axe, or it is on cooldown. Since it is his primary source of damage, you should always try to get some poke on him during that down time. -Assuming draven can only get 1 Q off on you, you will be able to deal more damage back, also assuming you can get a 6 stack Expunge on him. -[highlight] HOW TO BEAT[/highlight] [highlight]-->[/highlight] Try to pick Anti Draven champs like [imgsmall=champ/taric.png]. His heal negates like 1 Q, the stun and armor buff really shuts his potential down in laning phase. It is possible to outplay him with most supports, you just need to poke him safely or initiate on him perfectly Medium Level- [img=champ/missfortune.png] One of the more popular AD carries at the moment, Miss fortune is a really strong laner. Her Q is guaranteed damage plus her Autos apply magic damage. It is totally possible to outplay her because your trades do more damage than her Q and auto attack. [title]-[/title] One W will remove her passive move speed buff (after the 1st tick does dmg) [title]-[/title] enemy supports with CC make this matchup harder because of the fact that her Bullet time ult can deal max damage [img=champ/kennen.png] I haven't played versus alot of kennen, but his very long range can be annoying to deal with as twitch. AD Kennens only real way of trading is to land spells on you. His W, which is the thunder shuriken every 5 or so attacks, can be taken advantage of because if he uses this to CS, you have a good window to attack him for a trade. - His all in is kind of tricky to deal with as its a stun that's very easy to land and it does alot of magic damage in your face. - Pick a support that can negate kennens ult, or you can just [imgsmall=summoners/exhaust.png] him really. - Hes not that strong, just be careful of his long ranged harass. [img=champ/corki.png] A champ that has gotten alot of flak recently, corki. A good corki can be very tricky to deal with. His trades are very powerful, alot stronger and quicker than yours. The problem with Corki is that he goes OOM very easily, so you need to try to out sustain his Q's - It can go either way, just be aware that his short range trades can also be deadly [img=champ/graves.png] Graves has gotten nerfed a bit, and gets outclassed by other burst champions. However, Twitch should be able to destroy Graves. graves is a champion that pokes you with Qs, and is very weak agaisnt poke. You will want to try to poke him with your Expunge combo which will deal much more damage than his single Q. -HOWEVER it is entirely possible to get defeated by a graves single handily due to the support he is with. Champs like Taric, Sona, and Leona are very difficult for Twitch to deal with because trading back with graves will mean you will get jumped on and killed. Getting stunned means graves can just destroy you with burst. [img=champ/ashe.png] The matchup can go either way. Ashe can easily poke you down from a distance with her Volley, and shes got more range than you. I don't play versus an ashe much, but make sure you take cleanse. you NEED to be able to get out of her Ult. Make sure you pick an all in Combo because she is very weak early on as she only has one dmg dealing spell, her W. she has no escape as well, making her easy to go all in on. EASY MATCHUPS [img=champ/vayne.png] Vayne gets absolutely pooped on by twitch. There is no way for her to trade back with you, and it is very easy to auto attack her as shes a short range champion. - Take advantage of her weakness early and try to shut her down before she gets items. [img=champ/sivir.png] - As an auto attack based champion, twitch is really strong against sivir. Its so hard for sivir to out-trade you because your posion goes thru her shield, and you dont have to pop expunge if the shield is up. This should be a very easy matchup. [img=champ/ezreal.png] Ezreal has gotten alot of nerfs recently, making him a pretty weak champion IN MY opinion. To be totally honest, the matchup can go either way, but twitch has the advantage. Twitch's trading is alot stronger than ezreals since he actually has to land skillshots. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiGXI3DpIhE[/youtube] - Try to dodge his Q's, because thats the only way he can hurt you. [img=champ/varus.png] Again, I don't play vs. a varus that much, but the matchup can go either way. He's not too too powerful but you shouldn't be afraid of him. Hes got that ult which you should take cleanse for, and he's really good at stopping your aggression with his hail of arrows. pick a support that can poke him down because its gonna be hard to all in on him (You'll have to walk through the slow which is annoying)

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