Not that I'd know first-hand, but apparently high Elo ranked is all about the three-bruiser teams at the moment, so it doesn't necessarily have to be top. --- FACT: Four out of five people are crushed to death by giant diamonds every day.
I don't like the slew of bruisers going mid to try and pick on AP carries. It doesn't even seem like smart counter picking or anything. It just blatant bruisers being stronger then AP carries and AP carries unable to lane against them anywhere. Not top. Not Mid. Not anywhere. Whatever happened to intricate tip toe head to head battles mid?
Now all we get is people taking champions mid solely to destroy other lanes by ganking or assassins who want to kill the AP every chance they get. It's almost unfair and lacks honor.
With that said. Do what you need to do to win. --- Skyz the limit. Try and Reach it.
Basically whomever gets the first kill will very likely get Black Cleaver first
If you have Black Cleaver before your opponent, you'll very likely win the lane. --- Actually, since Wedge Antilles > Carriers, and Carriers = Instant win, then it should be Wedge Antilles > Instant win. He's just that good XD -PsionicDude
I think the Bruiser meta will be stopped in it's tracks by the next patch when BC's main attributes become unique. Three bruiser comps are nothing more but a gimmick. When I see a team trying to pull one off I just pick Swain and make them suffer for it.