Rank 1 Support Li Li Guide! by qtUnicorn

Rank 1 Support Li Li Guide!

By: qtUnicorn
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2015
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Li Li

Build: Standard

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Threats to Li Li with this build

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Threat Hero Notes
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Thrall [Priority Blind Target] Lingering Blind and Shrink Ray shuts him down very hard, and he doesn't have a way to escape once you debuff him. Try to wait until after he uses his Sundering to channel your heroic.
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Illidan [Priority Blind Target] Can be shut down with Lingering Blind and Shrink Ray, but can disengage after you blind him. The Hunt is also a very potent heroic interrupt.
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Arthas He has no way to disable your heroic, and your blind negates his trait ability.
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The Butcher [Priority Blind Target] He has no escape so Lingering Blind and Shrink Ray shuts him down hard. You can still Shrink Ray him during Ruthless Onslaught. Shake it Off is a good way to counter his Ruthless Onslaught.
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Valla [Priority Blind Target] Though blind negates a lot of her damage, her Strafe and Hungering Arrow can still pack quite a punch.
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Raynor [Priority Blind Target] Though blinds are very effective against him, his innate range and knock-back can make it difficult to reach him.
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Zeratul [Priority Blind Target] Though heavily affected by blind, a well placed Void Prison can easily disable you while he assassinates your squishies. Don't waste your shrink-ray until after Wormhole talent expires (2 seconds).
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Zagara You have no way to clear her tumors, so instead you have to spam your teammates to. Blind isn't completely effective against her either as a lot of her damage comes from her annoying creatures.
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Falstad He can still pack a good amount of damage while blinded, do not underestimate his damage while blinded if you're laning against him.
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Sgt. Hammer [Priority Blind Target] Her high range in siege mode can make it very difficult to reach her with your Blinding Wind. Without Mass Vortex it will be near impossible to land a blind on her in teamfights if she positions correctly.
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Kerrigan She has an absurd amount of burst that can be difficult to counter with your heal. Take "Shake it Off" to avoid getting picked off by her.
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Tyrael His heroic can interrupt yours very easily, but he has to jump in to do so. Stay further in the back to punish him for using his heroic on you.
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Diablo His stuns are low range and have a long cooldown, if you position correctly he has to use them on someone else. Apocalypse is easy to sidestep as well. Don't get close enough to let him flip you into tower range during laning. Shake it off is still a good pick-up if he has a lot of follow up.
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Stitches There's very little you can do when he hooks you or someone else, especially if he swallows them. Uther and Kharazim's heroics maybe better suited for countering his pulls.
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Johanna She can very easily get up to your face with Iron Skin, making it hard to channel your heroic because of her Condemn and Blessed Shield.
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Anub'arak He has three ways of interrupting your heroic, two of which are ranged and one isn't even a skill shot. I suggest not picking Li Li when the enemy team has him.

Li Li

Build: Healing Totem

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Li Li

Build: Surging Wind

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Li Li

Build: Serpent

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Who am I? Top

Hi I'm qtUnicorn, and I play supports in pretty much every multiplayer and moba game.

I have near 200 games on Li Li and recently tried playing her in ranked and managed to climb to rank 1 picking her whenever she was available.



I don't claim to be a high level player but I do think Li Li is extremely underrated as a support. If you stat your talents in accordance to the situation you will find that she can contribute a lot to your team in every game.

Strengths and Weaknesses Top

Strengths
  • Very manageable mana pool.
  • Strong laner.
  • Strong counter against auto-attackers.
  • High damage for a support.
  • Decent survivability with Fast Feet and Shake It Off.
  • Flexible talents.

Weaknesses

Basic Abilities Top

(Trait) Fast Feet
A trait that makes a lot of sense on a positional support, often taken for granted as it actually gives Li Li a good amount of survivability.
(Q) Healing Brew
Li Li's bread and butter ability, you pretty much spam this ability on cooldown...and it's also the reason why my Q key might be broken...
(W) Cloud Serpent
This is what makes Li Li win trades in lane even against non-supports, and the reason why she is able to rake up more hero damage than the average support. Keep this up on your warriors in team fights and it'll dramatically increase your hero damage. The ranged attack also helps warriors chase down key targets as it prevents them from mounting up.
(E) Blinding Wind
The bane of auto-attack heroes. What makes Li Li a very strong counterpick when the enemy team has more than 3 auto-attack heroes or a "Protect the Illidan/ The Butcher" comp.

Talents Top

Blue - Strong | Red - Weak | Yellow - Situational


Conjurer's Pursuit - What I typically take every game, even on maps like Battlefield Of Eternity where regeneration globes are scarce. This talent really enables me to pump out heals non-stop without running dry on mana. All of the situational talents at this level can be replaced with this on maps where regeneration globes are plenty.

Alternate Talents



All the level 4 talents are very useful depending on the situation. I will be going in depth on all of them.

Healing Ward
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Mending Serpent
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Mass Vortex
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Lingering Blind
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Shake It Off - A great talent for when the enemy has a lot of pick offs and stuns, like a Muradin with a Tyrande or a Kerrigan and so on. A good pick-up on maps with heavy gank rotations like Tomb of the Spider Queen. Since this only reduces the duration of stuns, your heroic can still be interrupted.

The Good Stuff - Increases your healing output without any drawbacks. If the enemy doesn't have a lot of stuns and pick-offs this is the best alternative.

Alternate Talents




Jug of 1,000 Cups - A must pick if you are your team's only healer. Though it is interruptible, this heroic beats Malfurion's Tranquility in terms of its range and its ability to also function as a high single target heal. Try to wait for your enemy to blow channel interrupting heroics ( Sylvanas's Wailing Arrow, Tyrael's Judgment, etc) before casting your heroic.

Against teams that have a heavy array of interrupts, you'll just have to stay a little bit behind your teammates. Since your heroic has a pretty high range, you really don't have to walk up your teammates to be effective. Try to kite around in a way where your heroic range indicator is at max range. Exploit the range by channeling behind a wall or inside the fog of war where the enemy cannot easily get to you. Channeling Jug of 1,000 Cups will not reveal you to the enemy team.

A great example of good heroic positioning.

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Shrink Ray - A very flexible talent with many uses. Can be used to set-up kills or peel off obnoxious divers like Sonya. It's okay to use this purely to reduce damage, like on a Valla using Strafe or The Lost Vikings using Longboat Raid!. The damage reduction is said to still apply on 'Unstoppable' heroes.

Surging Winds - My second favorite talent. I pick this up in hero league when my teammates already have a Shrink Ray or if the enemy team doesn't have any good Shrink Ray targets. Combined with Mass Vortex it's very easy to get full stacks, increasing both your damage and your healing.

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Herbal Cleanse - I pick this talent because it's just more consistent than Two For One. Even though the cleanse is unreliable, the 20% constant speed boost makes this talent very consistent on its own. Don't bother timing the cleanse because Healing Brew is auto-target and has a travel time, you'll just end up decreasing your healing output for nothing most of the time. The cleanse is more for running away from sticky situations, a cleanse and 20% speed boost every 3 seconds makes you or an ally very hard to catch while running away. This talent has helped me and an ally escape from a bad situation many many times.

Late game when my team is low while roaming as 5, I don't bother mounting and just spam this skill on CD. The 20% speed boost allows you to not fall too far behind while healing.

Alternate Talents



All the level 20 talents are very useful depending on the situation.

Kung Fu Hustle - Lili's signature talent. Enables you to pump out even more heals and blind enemies non-stop. With this talent you can cast Jug of 1,000 Cups twice in one drawn-out fight. I pretty much always pick this talent unless there are special circumstances.

Jug of 1,000,000 Cups - I've taken this to counter Kael'thas's obnoxious Chain Bomb damage. This talent is actually a strong pick against burst, but only if you have been able to consistently get the full channel off in the game you're currently in.

Storm Shield - A more consistent alternative to Jug of 1,000,000 Cups when dealing with high AoE damage. Saved my team a few times against Kael'thas's obnoxious AoE damage.

Bolt of the Storm - I take this talent when the enemy Stitches is consistently landing his hooks. One good hook combined with a Gorge on Li Li at level 20 could very easily mean game over. Surviving that combo gives your team an edge while Stitches's heroic is on cooldown.

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