How do you take back top lane after that first kill?

#1themagicpainmanPosted 11/30/2012 8:12:14 AM
It happens too often to me that once I get killed once in top lane, I can't catch up ever again without some good jungler support. But say the jungler won't come, what am I supposed to do? I can't seem to ever risk trading for a minion after a kill or two. Playing safe doesn't seem to help much...
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#2EisenmeteorPosted 11/30/2012 8:17:43 AM(edited)
It depends on the lane matchup and player's skill. If the opponent is higher skill level than you then play it safe. If you two are similar in level, but you are in a losing matchup then should also play safe. If you have a winning matchup then you should be able to continue trading with them. Also, always be aware of incoming ganks.
#3Arken101Posted 11/30/2012 8:18:27 AM
most top match ups are decided by te outcome of the first kill
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#4MhkaMAthPosted 11/30/2012 8:18:45 AM
Be Singed and buy a Catalyst.
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#5BlackBeetleborgPosted 11/30/2012 8:19:29 AM
Welp, you have got to play safe. It's better than feeding more kills into a guy that you know can demolish you. I know that he's free-farming off the minions, but you have to keep your distance and either poke at him, or poke for minion kills. Champions like Kennen are fantastic for when you've gotten in a situation like you described.

It's a tough ride.
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#6BiglabronPosted 11/30/2012 8:23:18 AM
If you suck at knowing when to press your advantage in early phase play champions that just farm top and are unkillable more than not.
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#7PyrizzlaPosted 11/30/2012 8:35:24 AM
Going down in top lane is sometimes pretty hard,

I just play safe and ask for jungle help.
Most dont know how to build effectively to utilise the early lead you have.

Also If i was planning to buy offensively after i die I would slightly change my build path and go abit more defensive!
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#8AlastreonPosted 11/30/2012 8:37:20 AM
I was 0-2 as GP aginst a Kha'zix
Once i got a sheen and my ult i won every fight
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#9InfiniteFSoraPosted 11/30/2012 9:15:12 AM
You don't. Unless you're Jax.
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#10MagiaIcePosted 11/30/2012 9:28:40 AM
Any champion with high base damage and/or good trading ability should be able to make a comeback, or if you counter-pick you can still comeback. Except for against an Irelia, Jax, or Riven. You just can't.
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