I can't do top lane for the life of me.. Tips?

#1Casanovak1Posted 11/9/2012 12:40:28 AM
I just played a game as Darius against Riven and went 1-6. I never do well in top lane. I get ganked at level 1 or 2 then I fall behind in levels and CS.

I've lost 6 of my last 7 games on top of it so I'm pretty frustrated. It's the main role I just cannot do. I don't know if it is bad matchups on top of me soon poorly or what.

The enemy knows I get passive when I fall behind and zone me out. Nobody answers when I ask for help/ganks either when I really could use it.

I have been playing Darius, Singed, Teemo, a few others at top. Something isn't clicking with me.

Any good champs to learn or improve with more than others?

I've been reading guides but those don't give me skill :(
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 11/9/2012 12:42:00 AM
Jayce is the best so I recommend Jayce. Also wards if you get ganked.
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#3Lord GrahfPosted 11/9/2012 12:42:36 AM
From: 2Dhas_a_MIGRANE | #002
Jayce is the best so I recommend Jayce. Also wards if you get ganked.

Ward for level 1 gank. Got it. Nice one.
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#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 11/9/2012 12:43:10 AM
Fine then, be careful in the beginning. Then buy wards. Problem solved.
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#5Casanovak1(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2012 12:44:18 AM
Forgot to mention that I do buy wards. Not so much at level 1 though.

Last 4 games I've played top the jungler has bought an oracles too
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#6Susan0Posted 11/9/2012 12:48:49 AM
Are you a solo top? If so, I understand.

If not, Blame your teammate. Or the jungler.
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#7SoIldSnlvyPosted 11/9/2012 12:49:10 AM
I'm not that good at top lane myself but I can give these tips:

- Counterbuild out of the wazoo. Seriously, if you get pitted against a Darius or riven for example and they're playing aggressively but losing on cs, pick up ninja tabi and a chain vest when you first go back.

- Take advantage of every time your opponent has left lane or is too weak to try and farm. If you're ahead, try to freeze the lane or push it back to your own tower. If behind, push as hard as possible and kill the next minion wave while your minions tank the turret.

- Try to play depending on how far ahead you are - do I have a ward so can I play aggressively on the other top? Should I press my advantage with damage items to further it or turtle out with gp5 items and by outfarming?

I'd recommend Irelia for top lane - she can farm incredibly well, push incredibly well, trade incredibly well and is enjoyable to use lategame.
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#8TheNeoArcadianPosted 11/9/2012 1:11:29 AM
Irelia.

She's great at bouncing back and playing passively. You can cs under tower easily with that Q.

If you really want to farm passively, buy Philo and you can bounce bounce around minions all day!

Also, part of your top lane success depends on your jungler too. So if your jungler is bad, you have no choice but to play passively and that's okay.
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#9TyrekeEvans13Posted 11/9/2012 1:12:05 AM
Be Nasus

He's super viable still
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#10FlameLord23Posted 11/9/2012 1:14:06 AM
Obviously the answer is Vlad.

Take the f***er top.
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