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The 5 Most Annoying League of Legends champions to play against

Richard Heimer

14 th  December 2018

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With over 125 champions to choose from it’s obvious that some are going to be frustrating to play against. While it can be fun to play the strongest champions on the rift – it’s sometimes much more fun to frustrate the enemy team into submission. Here’s our list of 6 of the most annoying champions to play against in League of Legends.

#5. Zilean – the Chronokeeper

League of Legends Zilean Bomb

What could be more frustrating than a champion who can stick bombs onto you and your allies? A champion who can throw two bombs. Move over Ziggs – There’s a new bomber in town. 

Zilean is one of the most frustrating champions to lane against because of his insane poke and practically zero cooldowns. When you add on the fact that he can level up his allies, and provide them with a free guardian angel, aoe stun (with huge damage) and his insane speed, it’s no wonder he’s one of the most frustrating League of Legends champions out there.

As you can see from the Zilean video above, he's a huge troll and definitely one of the most frustrating League of Legends champions to play against.

#4. Singed – the Mad Chemist

League of Legends Singed

The concept behind Singed is a relatively simple one – farm minions by running around in circles until your gas finally kills them.

What makes singed annoying to play against is that he can zone melee champions with his poison trail making it almost impossible to farm. If you get too close he’ll flip you onto the wrong side of the lane and you have to run through his sticky glue to get back to the safety of your tower, losing half your health.

On top of this, he stacks health which makes him almost impossible to kill. He'll continue to farm (Maybe even proxy) throughout the game, and he'll get stronger until he becomes a godlike tank. Playing against a proxy farming singed is the worst though. If you're matched up with a Singed who wants to proxy, it's like you're playing a whole different game - and not a fun one!

Proxy farming is a frustrating tactic because it denies you farm, takes your junglers pressure from around the map, and you end up chasing someone who becomes worthless. If all this wasn’t bad enough, he also has an infuriating laugh which makes it perfect to spam at your already frustrated opponent. Truly one of the most frustrating League of Legends champions ever.

#3. Zed - The Master Of Shadows

League of Legends zed

Many Champions could hold this spot - Akali, Fizz, Rengar - essentially, any Champion that gets up close and melts your HP bar in under a second. However, Zed is the epitome of an Assassin. A good Zed can jump beneath an enemy tower, blow up a squishy, and then pop back to his shadow. 

We're not saying he's OP; on the contrary, since the release of Stopwatch, countering him has been pretty easy. However, that doesn't stop him from being extremely irritating. Sure, he might only be able to go in once every 22 seconds, but if he gets a few kills, he'll dominate.

There's nothing worse than dominating bot lane, only to have a 9/0 Zed hop out of the bush. It doesn't stop there though!

Unlike many other Assassins, Zed can farm in lane quite easily; He has no mana, he can escape from ganks without issue. When you see a Zed on the enemy team, you want to try and get a kill on him early game - however, when he can turn into a puff of shadow every time your Jungler shows his face, what can ya do?

#2. Soraka – the Starchild

League of Legends Soraka

Laning against a Soraka is one of the most anti-fun experiences League of Legends offers.

It makes trading with the enemy marksman an impossible task. Even if you beat the enemy marksman in a trade, Soraka will have them back to full health in no time. This means that you actually lose every trade you take damage in, effectively turning your lane into a farming lane. 

Not only does Soraka frustrate her lane opponent, but a good Soraka player can keep their eye on their out of lane teammate’s health and use their ultimate to stop enemies from getting kills. This frustrates every lane opponent and turns the game from a kill fest into a snooze fest, making those exciting skirmish games into the some of the most boring games of League of Legends to watch.

Oh, and we're not going to include a video featuring Soraka because she's terrible to watch.

#1. Yasuo – The Unforgiven

League of Legends Yasuo

His name is apt because there's no way we'll be forgiving Yasuo anytime soon.

Now we aren't talking about people who play Yasuo, although the Champion does seem to be a sponge for a certain kind of players. No, in this post we'll be focusing entirely on how undeniable irritating the Champion is. First, he can end up being annoying even when he's not on your team!

Many players seem to think it's fine to pick Yasuo, even when they have no AP on the team - and when things start to go downhill, they'll generally blame everyone else. It's when you have to face Yasuo in lane that your blood will really begin to boil though.

About to land the perfect Nami ultimate? Windwall. Ezreal ult to finish off a group of low HP enemies? Windwall. The perfect Blitz hook? Windwall. It can counter many of your plays, and that's but one of the reasons he's horrible to play against. Of course, there's his immense mobility too.

Good luck catching Yasuo; Your jungler will need to time his gank perfectly so that there are no minions for him to dash away too, and let's be honest: No jungle is going to put that much thought into a gank during your solo queue games.

Oh, and of course, 100% crit with two items and a free shield just for walking around a bit. If you don't hate him, chances are you play him. 

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Richard Heimer

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Richard is our resident League of Legends player. He knows everything.

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