Since everyone seems to be asking about supports... What do you think about Soraka? I hear she is pretty easy to play but also boring to play as/against. I never really see her, so I assume she isn't that popular. What's your opinion?
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Jokes aside… Actually there was a real peak of her populatity like… a year ago? Now she’s just normal utility supp you see sometimes and that’s that, it’s not a super popular class and never will be (unless broken, then sure)
These things (easy and boring to play) were really true about old Soraka. But New Soraka (or, to be more precise, current Soraka, because that “New” is a few years ago as well) is not that easy and not that boring at all! Well, at least it’s a big improvement.
I’d say her laning phase is even somewhat active now. You know, if you want to keep healing you gotta land those starcalls (both in lane and TFs, btw). E became somewhat not straightforward skill and requires good judgement of the situation to use more efficiently. Also if you want to be a good Soraka, you must be always 100% aware of the map. That’s not just hard, that’s straight up impossible for people who get ganked with vision and say “mia where?”. I mean sure, that’s not sick micro combos and playing a healer is not everyone’s definition of “fun” in general but still, there are much easier and simple-styled supports available.
But you want to know what really separates Soraka from your usual support in my eyes? You get focused. YOU GET FOCUSED. Can you imagine a sane caster/tank (ADC focus is entirely different from the rest of the team) focusing support unless they’re alone/off position? Right, if they do it it’s an autowin in most cases but oh nooo not today. When you play almost any other support you usually can enjoy being ignored by enemies, but the second you’re Soraka in a teamfight, everyone (including your allies, ironically) want your blood and that’s no joke, you have to have some ADC-level positioning skills. Because if you live - others will do too for much longer.
And playing against a good Soraka is not boring. It’s salty, because neither her nor your targets die : V