League of Legends: 5 Best Supports on Patch 10.9

League of Legends. Courtesy of Riot Games.
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Here are the 5 best supports on Patch 10.9 for carrying games and climbing the League of Legends solo queue ranked ladder!

Many League of Legends players believe that the support role is all about warding and sacrificing yourself for the ADC. That couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, by utilizing the best supports on Patch 10.9 you can single-handedly carry games from the bot lane as a support player through damage, crowd control, and intelligent roams.

For a one-off change, instead of describing the champion and how they get the better of their support counterparts, we’ll be doing a mini-guide for each champion. This includes rune pages, skill order, and important items to purchase!

5) Morgana

49.51% Win Rate | 12.4% Pick Rate | 37.1% Ban Rate

Rune Page
Morgana is popular mainly due to the unparalleled crowd control offered by Dark Binding and Soul Shackles, and her rune page reflects this. Take Arcane Comet as it is guaranteed to hit alongside Dark Binding, followed by Manaflow Band, Absolute Focus, and Scorch for more lane damage.

Complete the page with Perfect Timing to set up engages with Zhonyas later in the game, Biscuits Delivery, 2 Adaptive Forces for even more lane damage, and Armor.

Skill Order
Once again, Morgana is all about her lengthy Q – Dark Binding, so max this first. Then, level up E – Black Shield to protect your teammates from crowd control and burst damage as often as possible. Finally, put your levels into W – Tormented Shadow as you don’t want to be stealing CS from your carry until the very late game.

Essential Items
The preferred support item for Morgana players is Spellthief’s Edge as it offers increased damage during the laning phase and poke is easy to land. Then, it’s vital that you rush Boots of Mobility to roam the map and plant vision, as well as Zhonya’s Hourglass for impact on team fights with your ultimate.

After that, it’s completely up to you but stick to cheap items due to your limited gold income. Redemption, Locket of the Iron Solari, Zeke’s Convergence, and Ardent Censer are all strong options.

4) Brand

52.25% Win Rate | 5.6% Pick Rate | 8.1% Ban Rate

Rune Page
Damage-dealing supports are frowned upon in solo queue as they can often weigh the team down during their quest to 1v9, but Brand is one of the more reliable choices in this department. The Burning Vengeance’s high base damage is perfectly matched with Dark Harvest to obliterate enemy squishies with a single spell rotation.

Fill out your page with Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Manaflow Band, Scorch, 2 Adaptive Forces, and Armor.

Skill Order
The easiest to land and highest damage of the bunch is W – Pillar of Flame, so max this first to poke your opponents out of lane early on. Follow up with Q – Sear for low cooldown crowd control. Then, finish off with E – Conflagration.

Essential Items
Brand is one of the few support champions that builds full AP, much to the dismay of his teammates. Spellthief’s Edge is quickly followed by Sorcerer’s Shoes and an Oblivion Orb, before finishing key, cheap items like Liandry’s Torment and Rylai’s Crystal Scepter.

3) Nautilus

50.04% Win Rate | 11.9% Pick Rate | 26.8% Ban Rate

Rune Page
The King of crowd control patrols the bot lane with his endless lockdown abilities and tanky stats. What synergizes with both? Aftershock. Followed by Shield Bash with Titan’s Wrath, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth for the most annoying primary tree and champion combo in League of Legends history.

Your secondary tree should include Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Cooldown Reduction, and 2 Armors.

Skill Order
Having a low cooldown Q – Dredge Line is essential for Nautilus to set up plays in the bot lane and during team fights, so this ability must be leveled up first. Next, grab W – Titan’s Wrath for its massive shield, then E – Riptide to increase Naut’s slow.

Essential Items
Nautilus is limited by his bank account, so a full tank build is off the cards. Begin with Relic Shield, followed by Boots of Mobility, Zeke’s Convergence, and Knight’s Vow for the lowest cost, highest utility support build available.

If your inventory has a Gargoyle Stoneplate and Warmog’s Armor in it by the end of the game, you’ve done well and should easily close out the victory.

2) Leona

50.77% Win Rate | 12.3% Pick Rate | 26.7% Ban Rate

Rune Page
The Queen of crowd control follows the King and once again Leona’s endless chain of CC synergizes perfectly with Aftershock. Take Font of Life, Bone Plating, Overgrowth, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Cooldown Reduction, Armor, and Health to complete the page.

Skill Order
Maxing W – Eclipse first makes Leona near-unkillable during the early game due to the damage reduction it provides. Follow up with E – Zenith Blade for a low cooldown gap closer and mini stun. Finally, level up Q – Shield of Daybreak.

Essential Items
Much like Nautilus, a low cost, high defense build is the way to go for Leona. Once again, begin with Relic Shield, Boots of Mobility, Zeke’s Convergence, and Knight’s Vow for high utility. Complete the build with whichever tank items fit the team comp best, but if in doubt, go for Gargoyle Stoneplate and Warmog’s Armor.

1) Blitzcrank

51.50% Win Rate | 11.1% Pick Rate | 31.6% Ban Rate

Rune Page
How Blitzcrank has risen to the #1 support of Patch 10.9 is a mystery, but it’s clear that when he combines Rocket Grab/Power Fist with Aftershock he’s an unstoppable defensive monster during the laning phase. Complete the page with Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Cooldown Reduction, Armor, and Health.

Skill Order
If this isn’t obvious, you’ve been playing League of Legends with your eyes closed. Q – Rocket Grab comes first so you can permanently threaten your opponents with a long-range hook, followed by E – Power First for a CC chain.

Essential Items
For the third time in a row, it’s a low cost, high defensive utility build. Steel Shoulderguards should be followed by Boots of Mobility, Zeke’s Convergence, and Knight’s Vow. Blitzcrank isn’t as tanky as the two champions that came before him, so head for a Redemption and Locket of the Iron Solari for maximum utility during team fights.

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Who do you think are the best supports on Patch 10.9? Which supports would you like to see buffed on Patch 10.10?