How does thresh do top?

#1earthmaster3Posted 4/14/2013 10:14:33 AM
Do you build bruiser or glass cannon, 9\21\0 or 21\9\0
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#2NicoGrimmPosted 4/14/2013 10:43:17 AM
I don't know the details, but I have seen Thresh do well top.
I assume bruiser with 9/21.
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#3EDumeyPosted 4/14/2013 10:47:10 AM
Better than some.

Worse than others.
#4BlocktopusPosted 4/14/2013 10:50:31 AM
#5ManTigerPosted 4/14/2013 10:58:13 AM
There are better tops
#6DeanyzyPosted 4/14/2013 10:59:29 AM
He's not the greatest but he isn't horrible. It's not his optimum role.
#7SupaPowersPosted 4/14/2013 11:10:46 AM
He counters Singed.
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#8KaliphearPosted 4/14/2013 11:11:19 AM
Taking Thresh top should only be done if you want to intentionally stall a lane against a physical bruiser. Optimally, you would want a very aggressive, high-damage jungler to compliment your wealth of CC. I would recommend avoiding the AD gimmick, and instead go for a defensive build utilizing a variant of on-hit damage via BoRK/Malady and relying on soul pickups for the bulk of your damage.

Keep in mind that the best you can hope for is to just zone the opponent and stall the lane. I've only successfully taken him top twice: once against a Garen and the other against an Olaf. And both times our victory was the result of bottom lane snowballing from early jungle pressure since I required no babysitting whatsoever. It also helped that both times my opponent seemed unable to figure out what to do when they didn't kill their opponent before level 6.

All in all, I would recommend avoiding taking him top in general. He's easily one of the best (if not just THE BEST) supports in the game right now, and to put him in a lane by himself like that wastes a lot of his potential.
#9DarksteelPosted 4/14/2013 11:12:02 AM
I just can't see him having good match-ups with most common tops (renekton, Garen, etc)
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#10KaliphearPosted 4/14/2013 11:15:10 AM
From: Darksteel | #009
I just can't see him having good match-ups with most common tops (renekton, Garen, etc)

He actually does okay against Garen. Since you're by yourself, you effectively delay putting points into lantern and instead get a few early points into Flay to reduce its CD. And since Garen has no way to immediately close gaps, you're free to harass from outside his range and knock him away when he tries to run at you. Against champions with more instantaneous gap closers (Renekton) or equivalent range (Kayle, Elise) or heavy magic damage (Rumble, Vlad), Thresh doesn't do as well because of his lower-than-expected magic resistance early.