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Hey guys I main Athena as a Masters Player in Season 2, so i figured i could make a guide.
I am a Level 10 Athena, and have around 7000 worshipers with her. I played for HNZ as Support and helped them advance into Round Robin.... ages ago :D.
The guide is not 100% perfect, though I try my best to keep it updated. I have first-hand experience with the support role, and Athena in particular, and thought I would share my knowledge to help others improve their gameplay and strategy. I am German, so please try to be nice to my *cough* perfect English.
Quick Note: The general order is pretty much random, except Starter Item into Boots into Sovereignty. You should build in the way you are most comfortable. And don't forget your build should always change with the current situation you are in. Don't focus too much on I MUST BUY THIS AND THEN THIS.
So which actives should I buy? I'll go over the main ones I use regularly.
You can use this ward placement/description for your guide, if you want to.
Okay, the main thing you need to know is that you should always, ALWAYS place wards. Remember you can only place three wards at any one time. That means the whole team has the responsibility to place wards, not just you.
It is practically impossible to place a ward on a wrong position ... well, except at your phoenix & ****. However, there are positions you have to consider when placing wards, depending on which stage of the game you're in.
We are in Season 2 you may ask, how can i still maintain a steady gold income ?
First of all, i explained this already in my Gameplay Video (its a bit outdated again sigh), but i will do it here again, because some people dont want to watch it.
Furhtermore mid camps/attack speed buff, is your obvious target already so i wont explain this at this point.
Athena can be a aggresiv roam support, because of her ultimate, so everytime you gank a lane, and you may or may not got a kill/assist, you should stay for 1-2 waves and leach from the lane you ganked.
If you dont want to leach anymore ,you should go back to base, if there isnt any trouble nearby.
On your way back to the duo lane, you should do the Mini Camps, with or without the junglers help. After you did that, do the Red Buff with the Mid-laner together.
Then you can go back to lane, stay there until either the mid camps are up, you have to use you ultimate for a gank, or you want to roam to middle lane.
Like this you wont have to much trouble with the gold/exp stuff.
Hey, so due to request i did a 3v3 Tutorial, i dont play that mode so much, but iam decent enough to make a small guide for it. Enjoy.
I also won some worthless 3v3 EGL Tournaments with my alias so you might want to check that out aswell.
I will make a new one, around early Season 3.
Season 2 Athena Gameplay Video:
How to Firegiant:
As mentioned above i was playing support for HNZ. We got into the Finals of the Play In Week 1 and advanced into Round Robin.
You can watch the Tournament Videos if you want, i mostly played Athena at the tourney and there are some combos that you may not know, its already older, so yea....
Round of 16 vs Vindicate:
Round of 8 vs IIIII (i5) (by Xioden)
Round of 4 vs Exposed Secrets:
Final vs Walk it off:
Playing support can be so annoying. I would recommend finding a team as fast as possible if you enjoying playing support.
Why can it be so annoying? Well, you won't get any kind of "love" as a tank. If you and the ADC are winning your lane but it's mostly your doing, the casual player isn't gonna recognize it. On the flipside, if you are doing poorly, EVERYONE is gonna blame you, so you have kinda the same problem as the jungler.
So if you have an inferiority complex, it's probably not in your best interest to play a tank.
But if you are on a pre-made team, and you generally like the people you play with, you're gonna enjoy helping them out, and they will thank you for it. Isn't that so sweet?
Oh, and I nearly forgot, it's okay if you die often in mid-late game as support, as long as you're not dying because you're out of position. That is part of your job ... sometimes you have to sacrifice yourself to save the rest of the team.
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