why do people max q on

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User Info: Dottled

Dottled
3 years ago#21
Because they're bad. The good ones max E first because it gives them the easiest and safest harass in conjunction with W, gives them a stronger slow, while also giving them lower cooldowns on said W for further increased mobility and zoning power.

During laning, you're much less likely to be forced to push if you harass with W+E than with Q, and it gives you much better zone control since your opponent will be forced to keep away from your shadow while it's out, so if all is well you should end up with more CS. The shadow is a more threatening presence in lane for its duration with a levelled E since it's easier to land and you can do it twice (edit: use the spell twice, not hit twice with the same spell). When restoring energy with a shadowed E you are left with much less of an energy deficit whereas with Q you need to have a few levels in it before you can make that large deficit smaller.

Once you hit level 6, if you decide to nuke down your opponent then it will be easier to do so with your increased slow, and this increased slow also greatly helps you for roaming ganks at bot/top lane.

The 100% bonus AD ratio on Q is 100% at level 1, only the base damage increases when you level it, not the scaling, so I don't get it when people say levelling it takes advantage of it.

Since Q also only has an 80% ratio when you hit secondary targets, unless your opponent is really bad then they will be a secondary target most of the time throughout the laning phase, so you won't be getting the full ratio often anyway. You're more likely to get your Q off on an enemy as a primary when you gank or when you ult, until teamfights come around, and by that time you will nearly or already have started levelling Q anyway.

Maxing E means you increase your 80% ratio spell with more base damage while your Q still does good damage because it's scaling better with your items than E could. Plus everything else I just said.


TL;DR: There are much better arguments to support levelling E before Q than the other way round.
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User Info: SwiftToadz

SwiftToadz
3 years ago#22
what about w? it gives free ad
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User Info: Dottled

Dottled
3 years ago#23
SwiftToadz posted...
what about w? it gives free ad


I feel that maxing E-W-Q just offsets your damage too much, although the reduced CD is nice. The extra % to bonus AD doesn't really start adding up to much until you have a decent amount of items. I always go R-E-Q-W and I always do well with him that way. Your ult mark would do a lot less damage without some points in Q if you pull off his best case.
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Rihawf
3 years ago#24
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User Info: Reaper_Minion

Reaper_Minion
3 years ago#25
Wings says triple shuriken is not worth it and doesn't actually help you burst anyone faster at all.
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User Info: SwiftToadz

SwiftToadz
3 years ago#26
Dottled posted...
SwiftToadz posted...
what about w? it gives free ad


I feel that maxing E-W-Q just offsets your damage too much, although the reduced CD is nice. The extra % to bonus AD doesn't really start adding up to much until you have a decent amount of items. I always go R-E-Q-W and I always do well with him that way. Your ult mark would do a lot less damage without some points in Q if you pull off his best case.


so timate good on him
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User Info: SwiftToadz

SwiftToadz
3 years ago#27
Reaper_Minion posted...
Wings says triple shuriken is not worth it and doesn't actually help you burst anyone faster at all.


whos wings again
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User Info: SwiftCoookie

SwiftCoookie
3 years ago#28
SwiftToadz posted...
Reaper_Minion posted...
Wings says triple shuriken is not worth it and doesn't actually help you burst anyone faster at all.


whos wings again


search it god,
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User Info: xXDEATHXx19

xXDEATHXx19
3 years ago#29
lower cooldown, higher damage, harass, lower energy costs. stacks with shadows. stacks with ult. need you ask more.

User Info: SwiftCoookie

SwiftCoookie
3 years ago#30
xXDEATHXx19 posted...
lower cooldown, higher damage, harass, lower energy costs. stacks with shadows. stacks with ult. need you ask more.


Yea, do you smart cast it?
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