Bot Lane Guides5 Best Supports for Twitch in League of Legends

5 Best Supports for Twitch in League of Legends

With the rising popularity of Twitch in the bot-lane, it is evident that his pick rate will soon rise. He has been ignored for a long time because of the release of new overpowered ADC champions, but with the start of season 12, we are looking at a comeback of Twitch thanks to the new item, Evenshroud. 

His ability to kill multiple champions at once synergizes so well with tank supports that have AOE crowd controls. Without further ado, let us proceed to the main reason you are reading this article; here are 5 of the best champions you can pair with Twitch in season 12.

5. Leona

Leona and Twitch are powerful simply because Twitch needs enemies to be occupied on one target or crowd control so they can’t get to him. With Leona as support, she can be both for Twitch; her tanky nature and ultimate, an AOE crowd control, works perfectly with Twitch’s ultimate paired with a runaan’s.

Best Item For Leona

Evenshroud

Leona’s ultimate will easily proc the effect of this item and, after that, keep enemies from getting to twitch and watch him demolish the entire team. 

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Leona’s early game with Twitch is relatively slow, so you need to play very defensively until Twitch builds his first core item. Be careful because aggressive and poke-heavy duo will abuse the fact that you can’t fight in the early game, so try to play the wave smartly and your vision control.

Mid Game Playstyle

Twitch can be a very strong roaming ADC in the mid-game; focus on pushing the bot lane hard every time you set up a roam. Thanks to the long-range from her ultimate, Leona can be with a twitch. Proccing Evenshroud on the enemy bot lane duo with Leona is also relatively easy, knowing that she can tower dive as well. 

Late Game Playstyle

Twitch is like an assassin in the late game. Therefore his enemies won’t see him with his team in the late game before team fights erupt. As Leona, your job is to keep the enemies focused on you, and just before the team fight begins, make sure that you are in a position where you can run towards Twitch’s rescue.

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4. Lulu

Twitch’s early game is underwhelming because he doesn’t have that many strong spells. That is why he relies so much on his basic attacks. With that in mind, Twitch only excels at the late game. Lulu is one of the best champions to protect late-game ADC in the bot lane; her all-around spells are great for all situations.

Best Item For Lulu

Ardent Censer

Lulu doesn’t have that many heals, but she can put shields, and HP increases well; Ardent will not only empower the shields she can cast on Twitch, but it also increases Twitch’s attack speed making him even more lethal, especially in the late game.

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Lulu can easily keep Twitch from being killed thanks to her shield and polymorph. You can even poke enemies with her Q so that you can have the HP advantage over the enemies from time to time. Play safe and hug the towers until Twitch reaches his power spike.

Mid Game Playstyle

Surprise ganks from Lulu and Twitch are substantial because of Lulu’s third skill that can increase movement speeds of a champion; she can use this on an invisible twitch for a gank in the mid-lane for better positioning just before engaging.

Late Game Playstyle

Twitch can quickly demolish every team comp in the game when the late game comes, given the correct item build. Just as Twitch is attacking their enemies, you can cast your ult on him when enemies get close to him; this will knock every champion back from Twitch and even make him tanky because of the increased HP.

3. Soraka

If there is a support champion who can keep a squishy ADC alive despite assassin champions in the opposing team, then Soraka should be your top pick. Her late-game heals just too much for the opposing team during late-game team fights making her the main target of most players. She has so many heals and shields that it kind of feels like ADC champions have 3x their average HP because of how often their HP goes back to full during team fights.

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Best Item For Soraka

Ardent Censer

There is no better item for healer support in the game than Ardent Censer. Its low cost and valuable passive effects sometimes prove too much for some players. The fact that Soraka has low cooldowns also means that she can proc its effects multiple times on champions.

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Soraka has an excellent poking ability with her Q and E, but it doesn’t mean you should abuse these abilities on enemies. Twitch won’t be able to follow up on your pokes in the early game as he doesn’t have mobility skills, so try to conserve your mana and only use your pokes to stack your frosting.

Mid Game Playstyle

Continue playing safe and passive; if Twitch engages an enemy, let him be at the front line and heal him from behind, you being alive is more valuable than taking shots for Twitch.

Late Game Playstyle

Pretty much the same as what I mentioned in the mid-game, focus on staying behind and protecting yourself at all times. Your heals and enchants will be the most valuable asset your team will ever have. 

2. Alistar

Alistar can easily tank shots for Twitch and is another champ that can utilize Evenshroud to its full potential. Alistar was once a feared support champion even in the world championships of the league of legends. His knock-up and headbutt are two elemental spells with one of the best peeling potentials in the game. Alistar can even take turret shots so Twitch can tower dive.

Best Item For Alistar

Evenshroud

A basic combo on groups of enemies will surely proc the effects of Even shroud and set up a nice multi-kill for Twitch, especially when he already has his runaan’s and his ultimate.

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

You are a tank, and your value comes when your ADC can kill enemies. Try to play defensively and help Twitch secure last hits by zoning your enemies away. Reserve your headbutt so that you have a practical peeling ability when a jungler comes to swindle your lane.

Mid Game Playstyle

Initiate fights for Twitch and, while doing so, make sure to keep enemies from reaching him. Your ultimate can also be used to perform mid-game tower dives with Twitch.

Late Game Playstyle

Stay at the frontline and never let anyone get to Twitch. Your basic combo can engage enemies if your team has a vast lead; otherwise, just stay in front and use your abilities to peel for Twitch.

1. Nami

Nami’s kit has been used for every situation; her heals are strong enough to keep a squishy ADC Alive because you can follow it up with two hard CC’s. Her E can be used just after initiating a fight so Twitch can deal immediate burst damage, which can also be paired with a hail of blades.

Finally, the coup de grace, her ultimate that can be cast from the backline to the enemy team enchanting the movement speeds of allies and finally stunning and slowing the opposing team.

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Best Item For Nami

Shurelya’s Battlesong

Nami’s spells give movement speed to every champion thanks to her passive. Shurelya’s makes that movement speed boost even better and is perfect for when the twitch engages while invisible.

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Your W is great for poking enemies but try not to abuse it so much that you lose your mana. Keep enemies away from Twitch until he reaches his power spike in the mid or late game.

Mid Game Playstyle

Initiate fights for Twitch, and it’s a surprise when you engage with Twitch; enemies won’t suspect that Twitch is near, and you can land your ult because they won’t expect it.

Late Game Playstyle

Stay in the team’s backline and enchant as many allies as you can during team fights. Focus your heels and enchants on Twitch if he has a lead and is your team’s current most vital member. 

Tony Fallon
Tony Fallon
I started playing League of Legends in Season 2, and I've been playing it ever since then! My highest rank was Grandmaster (Season 10), and last Season I've managed to get to Master. I've decided to create this blog to help other fellow League players with tips on how to get better at different aspects of the game! My mission is to help you improve in League of Legends, and I truly believe that I can do that since I have high knowledge of the game.

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