The Support role in League of Legends is certainly one of the most difficult to play. Though this difficulty likely lies in the fact that a lot of players are inexperienced with it. Whatever the reason may be, when picking Support Champions, you have to consider many things. Your team may be lacking some aspects, and it will be your mission to fill them.
Of course, Supports cannot exactly replace your ADC or Bruiser. However, there are some options like that, too. This article will go over the Supports that can help complement or enhance your team’s Teamfighting capabilities. As I’ve said in some of our other articles on the Teamfight topic, your roster must have Teamfight potential. Otherwise, you risk losing the game entirely.
I won’t bore you with the tedious pre-article bore that I usually do, as I’ve said a lot about the topic in lists relating to other Lanes and roles, so be sure to check those out. Now, let’s get to our list.
An unusual sight to see in a list such as this one, I know. Yuumi is best known for being an AFK Champion that you can hang on to your ADC and call it a day. She’s a healer and is solely based on that role. But, there are some things Yuumi can still do both in terms of damage and team fighting.
Besides providing her entire team with much-needed sustain during the fight, Yuumi can also apply a solid CC on multiple targets. Her Ultimate allows her to do this quickly and easily, which can severely impact how the fight plays out. She also has a bit of damage in her kit, but it is mostly a single target and serves to gun down escaping opponents.
Despite her reputation, Yuumi is not that bad, nor is she that easy to play. If you are passionate about playing Supports, I suggest taking Yuumi to fill the healing gap and provide some extra CC to your team.
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Leona is one of the best Supports in League of Legends, period. She excels in just about everything that you’d like your Support to be good at. Her age and simplicity are great aspects to consider if you’re starting out with League or the Support role. The simple nature of her kit makes her not only easy to play, but also very powerful. It means you won’t have to do too much to utilize your kit properly, as it is fairly straightforward.
Leona strives as a CC Champion. She has three stun spells. Yes, you’ve read that one right. Leona’s Q is a single target stun, her E is also a single target, and her Ultimate gives her an AOE stun and slow. Her Ultimate does tend to behave oddly at times, but if you land it correctly, you’ll surely win every fight you find yourself in.
Due to her strong single target disables, Leona can focus on vital targets. Her kit allows her to peel ADCs and other important enemy Champions that may have a lot to contribute to the fight. This isolationist gameplay can be a bit difficult and is the only part where she spikes in that aspect. However, this is not exactly bound for Leona herself but to your overall skill in the Support role, meaning as you get better in general, so will you know how to utilize Leona completely.
Karma is my personal favorite Support to play, right next to everyone’s favorite robot – Blitzcrank. She is super fun, fast, easy to get into, and has a ton of damage and shields. She is just a great Champion that makes the Support role great to play even if you’re not into it or you were auto-filled during the queue.
Karma’s damage is borderline insane since it doesn’t exactly require much AP. The base damage itself is good enough, allowing you to build some other utility items and go for a Support build. You can, however, pick up a few balanced AP Support items on the way, increasing both your shields and your damage simultaneously.
Her Team fighting ability comes mostly from her AoE Q, as well as her shields and CC. If you want to damage multiple opponents, you’ll combine your R with your Q. I suggest using the R-E combo to amp up your shield and make it an AOE cast. This will substantiate your entire team, helping them to survive and prolong their activity in the fight. Her W also is a great single target CC which Karma can use when chasing any remaining enemies down.
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This fiery caster/mage is one of the best Supports specializing in doing damage rather than utility. Brand with his burning spells can easily dominate the lane, often stealing the role from his ADC. If you are an actual good Support player, you’ll still leave the kills to your ADC, but sometimes it’s just hard to resist.
What’s also hard to resist is Brand’s Magic Damage. In 99% of cases, you’ll have a squishy ADC up against you, which will burn up like paper under your spells. Brand is not all damage, though. He does have some utility. With his passive and Q, he can stun enemies, and it’s not exactly a short stun either.
But what is his team fighting potential? After hitting one enemy with multiple spells, Brand creates an AOE ring around them that explodes after a while. His E is also AOE if the enemy is ablaze from his passive. The Ultimate is so well known that I don’t know if I even need to explain it, it jumps around from enemy to enemy, dealing massive AP damage. The burning ring around enemies can be applied to multiple targets if you land a few spells on them, meaning a clustered enemy team can be dead in seconds from Brand’s kit.
Our top pick is, like Leona, a super old pick. Unlike her, however, she recently got an update that made her that much more menacing. She has the damage, the CC, and just about everything you could wish for. Hell, she even has a spell shield that will protect you from incoming Magic Damage as well as potential stuns/disables.
Morgana is my top pick due to just how well she can dominate team fights in general. While some of the other picks on this list might be better in the lane, today’s list is not about that. I like to include Champions that can do it all, I really do, but in this case, I had to make an exception from that rule. Morgana’s Q stuns you for DAYS. Sometimes you wonder why you aren’t getting the AFK notification after being hit by it.
Her Black pool does insane over-time damage that is only amplified by picking up items like Liandry’s Torment. But her team fight potential is all in her Ultimate, which is a multi-targeted slow and stun. It takes a while to pop, and enemies can get out of it without too much effort, but timing it and using it correctly is pivotal. If you do land it, however, it’s an instant game over for the enemy team. Yes, they can use Cleanse and similar items/spells, but that won’t change much. Enemies can barely escape her due to her Q mentioned above, meaning that she just doesn’t relent when it comes to fighting everyone.
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Team fights are some of the most important events in League of Legends. Check out our other articles on the topic, i.e., our Best Teamfighting Mid Laners, or more related to the current list of Best Teamfighting ADCs. Knowing which combos to make and what Champion to pick in the current meta is crucial to having the upper hand on your enemy.
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