The Atlas Of A Roamer-WIP(EVERY HERO WITH ROAM KITS, OCD FRIENDLY) by mrsausage

The Atlas Of A Roamer-WIP(EVERY HERO WITH ROAM KITS, OCD FRIENDLY)

By: mrsausage
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2016
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Adagio

Build: 2BLUE4U

Ability Path

Arcane Renewal
Heroic Perk
Gift of Fire
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Agent of Wrath
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Verse of Judgement
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Item Choices

Ardan

Build: Gotta Catch 'Em All

Ability Path

Julia's Gift
Heroic Perk
Vanguard
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Blood for Blood
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Gauntlet
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Item Choices

Catherine

Build: Also Gotta Catch 'Em All

Ability Path

Captain of the Guard
Heroic Perk
Merciless Pursuit
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Stormguard
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Blast Tremor
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Item Choices

Corpus

Build: Corpus is backkkkkkkk

Ability Path

Somnambulism
Heroic Perk
Bleating Shriek
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Horror Spiral
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Waking Nightmare
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Item Choices

Fortress

Build: Pickles wants bacon

Ability Path

Packmates
Heroic Perk
Truth of the Tooth
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Law of the Claw
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Attack of the Pack
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Item Choices

Phinn

Build: John Cena's Twin Brother

Ability Path

Unstoppable
Heroic Perk
Quibble
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Polite Company
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Forced Accord
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Item Choices

Alpha

Build: A is for Alpha

Ability Path

Infinite Reboot
Heroic Perk
Prime Directive
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Core Charge
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Termination Protocol
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Item Choices

Blackfeather

Build: Roses have thorns too

Ability Path

Heartthrob
Heroic Perk
Feint of Heart
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On Point
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Rose Offensive
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Item Choices

Celeste

Build: Wision is life

Ability Path

Julia's Light
Heroic Perk
Heliogenesis
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Core Collapse
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Solar Storm
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Item Choices

Glaive

Build: What'cya want?!

Ability Path

Hunt the Weak
Heroic Perk
Afterburn
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Twisted Stroke
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Bloodsong
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Item Choices

Joule

Build: Kamehamehaaaaaaa...... (missmissmiss)

Ability Path

Heavy Plating
Heroic Perk
Rocket Leap
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Thunder Strike
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Big Red Button
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Item Choices

Kestrel

Build: Pincushions. Pincushions everywhere

Ability Path

Adrenaline
Heroic Perk
Glimmershot
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Active Camo
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One Shot One Kill
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Item Choices

Koshka

Build: OMG, Catwoman's real

Ability Path

Bloodrush
Heroic Perk
Pouncy Fun
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Twirly Death
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Yummy Catnip Frenzy
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Item Choices

Krul

Build: It's a bird! It's a plane!...

Ability Path

Shadows Empower Me
Heroic Perk
Dead Man's Rush
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Spectral Smite
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From Hell's Heart
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Item Choices

Ozo

Build: The Lord of The Ring

Ability Path

Carnie Luck
Heroic Perk
Three-Ring Circus
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Acrobounce
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Bangarang
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Item Choices

Petal

Build: Mrs. Petalto

Ability Path

Munions
Heroic Perk
Brambleboom Seeds
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Trampoline!
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Spontaneous Combustion
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Item Choices

Reim

Build: Stay ol-....er....frosty

Ability Path

Frostguard
Heroic Perk
Winter Spire
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Chill Winds
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Valkyrie
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Item Choices

Ringo

Build: Never sober

Ability Path

Double Down
Heroic Perk
Achilles Shot
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Twirling Silver
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Hellfire Brew
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Item Choices

Rona

Build: The Axes in My Hands Go Round and Round

Ability Path

Berserkers' Fury
Heroic Perk
Into the Fray
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Foesplitter
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Red Mist
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Item Choices

SAW

Build: I AM YOUR FATHER

Ability Path

Spin Up
Heroic Perk
Roadie Run
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Suppressing Fire
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Mad Cannon
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Item Choices

Skaarf

Build: Aww....such a cute flamethrower!!!

Ability Path

Fan the Flames
Heroic Perk
Spitfire
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Goop
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Dragon's Breath
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Item Choices

Skye

Build: I can FLYEEEEEEE!

Ability Path

Target Lock
Heroic Perk
Forward Barrage
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Suri Strike
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Death From Above
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Item Choices

Taka

Build: The fox said nothing

Ability Path

House Kamuha
Heroic Perk
Kaiten
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Kaku
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X-Retsu
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Item Choices

Vox

Build: Someone said DJ?

Ability Path

Julia's Song
Heroic Perk
Sonic Zoom
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Pulse
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Wait for It
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Item Choices

Lance

Build: StabStabStab

Ability Path

Partisan's Technique
Heroic Perk
Impale
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Gythian Wall
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Combat Roll
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Item Choices

Lyra

Build: The Witch

Ability Path

Principle Arcanum
Heroic Perk
Imperial Sigil
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Bright Bulwark
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Arcane Passage
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Item Choices

I Say Hello Top

I'm BACKKKKK!

Maybe not fully, but hey, I've summoned yet another guide and this time, I'm giving out free roam soap bars while stocks last! In this guide, I'll let your brain Spongebob everything from the differences between a tank, support and an initiator; every unique kit; how to play a roam; why vision is both vital and rather....unimportant; how the roam actually changes the fight; synergies; timing; understanding every hero; struggles; teamwork; the one defining roamer AND, what makes roaming suddenly so interesting to me and how this guide will give you that tiny nudge towards using that one roam hero you complain about for being horrible.

Seat tight, and prepare your mind to be blown into bits.

Note that a couple of heroes aren't my mains so any mistakes made here should be pointed out. Heroes I am not quite good at include Reim, Glaive, Joule, Blackfeather, Alpha, Krul, Ozo, Ringo, Rona, SAW, Skye, Taka, Lance and Phinn. Also note that this is a guide for ROAMING which means that any carry hero here is tuned more or less into the roam position with different items. This is not a carry guide.

Roam. Verb. Wander About Top

What is the word "roam"?
To wander about. Whether or not there's reasoning behind it, no one knows.

In games, roaming is defined by moving across the map. As a roamer, you are most probably the one without a definite "station" and you tend to travel between stations. And the roamer is a support.

Now, when I say support, don't think of electing a brand new president. Instead, think of it as a verb. In most games, there are the typical 'Healer' class and the 'Tank' class. They are called primary roles. Often, there'll be 2 or more roles in a character when it comes to defining their entire uniqueness. Just like you, every character was made with a different touch. The roles are simply a branch of what the character excels at.

Now, in my hopefully honest opinion, roamers or let's leave the term as X for now, are divided into multiple classes, preferably these 3 which then branch off into even more classes.

Class 1- Support. This is the primary role (or secondary or even tertiary role) of almost every hero who specializes in assisting the team in any way from buffs to debuffs and even to casting sustain spells. They can range from squishy, Adagio, Lyra but devastating to tanky, Lance, Catherine, Ardan, Fortress, Phinn but disruptive. Heroes like this generally are equipped with something to provide the team with much more effects from CC (Crowd Control) to vision in order to counter the enemy.

Class 2- Tank. This is also considered a primary role for a lot of heroes. They lack the requirements to assist teams in a way supports do, but they make up for it with powerful defenses and health added like Phinn, Ardan, Catherine, Lance. Additionally, this class is not limited to supports only, in which some heroes like Reim or Galive are natural tanks while also being powerful carries. Although they don't exactly rely on information, it is still crucial to provide the team with some.

Class 3- Initiator. This is one of the least recognized role. Not only Fortress is an initiator. Any hero with the right build can initiate. Primary initiators often do have something in their kits that make them a leader of some sort to lead the team into fights, like the capability to cause distractions, cut the gap, stay ahead, provide sufficient information to attack and so on.

Basically as a roam, you don't have to balance these 3 classes out to find that perfect soup for your hero, you'll have to understand what they do best and capitalize from there. Say, Adagio. From my perspective, he's a hybrid between a mage and a support while lacking the other 2 classes to actually be capable of standing on his own. This means that he's most probably fighting from the back line to unleash his full potential. Take another example like Phinn. He balances all 3 of the classes out but he lacks seriously on speed which makes him a tinier version of a very very annoying Kraken.

Every hero is a mix of approx. 2 roles. The primary and the secondary. Different roles pair up to make different heroes. Petal, Celeste, Skaarf are mage supports. Adagio, Lyra are support mages. Reim is a mage tank. Krul is a warrior tank.

I Take More Than Half An Hour To Type This Top

Support branches- (In Vainglory, almost every support/roamer covers all three branches)

1- Damage supports

They tend to have a) built in damage, b) wonderful scaling to their kits or c) some form of CC that leaves enemies vulnerable to damage. These roamers contribute in terms of damage and mild CC. Adagio with Agent of Wrath, Lyra with Bright Bulwark and Principle Arcanum, Lance with Impale, Catherine with Stormguard, Ardan with Blood for Blood, Phinn with Quibble, Fortress with Truth of The Tooth, Law of The Claw and Attack of The Pack.

2- Poke supports

They tend to have a) better range, b) low cooldowns, c) very very disruptive CC or d) some form of team assistance. They're heroes that can affect fights from afar before or after fights. Adagio with 6.8 range, Gift of Fire, Agent of Wrath and Verse of Judgement, Lyra with 6.8 range, Principle Arcanum, Imperial Sigil and Bright Bulwark, Lance with Impale and Gythian Wall, Catherine with Merciless Pursuit, Stormguard and Blast Tremor, Ardan with Vanguard and Gauntlet, Phinn with Quibble, Polite Company and Forced Accord, Fortress with Law of The Claw and Attack of The Pack.

3- Sustain supports

Basically, all of them. You get it.....

Tank branches- You know what? I give up repeating this....you get it, right?

1- Damage tanks

2- Poke tanks

3- Sustain tanks

Initiator branches-

1- Speed

Ardan Blood for Blood, Gauntlet and Vanguard.
Catherine Blast tremor, Merciless Pursuit and Stormguard.
Fortress Truth of The Tooth, Attack of The Pack and Law of The Claw.
Lance Impale, Gythian Wall and Combat Roll.
Lyra Arcane Passage, Bright Bulwark and Imperial Sigil.
Phinn Forced Accord, Polite Company and Quibble.

2- Traps

Adagio Agent of Wrath, Gift of Fire and Verse of Judgement.
Ardan Gauntlet, Blood for Blood and Vanguard.
Catherine Merciless Pursuit, Blast Tremor and Stormguard.
Fortress Law of The Claw, Attack of The Pack and Truth of The Tooth.
Lance Impale, Combat Roll and Gythian Wall.
Lyra Bright Bulwark, Imperial Sigil and Arcane Passage.
Phinn Quibble, Polite Company and Forced Accord.

3- Orbital

Fortress Packmates

4- Vision

Lyra Imperial Sigil

+Bonus
Celeste Julia's Light and Heliogenesis
Fortress Attack of The Pack
Petal Munions!
Blackfeather Feint of Heart
Kestrel Active Camo
Joule Rocket Leap
Skye Target Lock
Vox Pulse

I Question How Roaming Is Good Top

Why roam?

1- It's satisfying when you keep 2 twits (preferably named) alive.

2- When you the only one surviving Joule's ult.

3- When you the only one surviving Skaarf's ult.

4- When you the only one doing shet and your carries feed, effectively wasting a match's worth of time.

5- When you feel like supporting.

6- When you wanna show you have godly reflexes.

7- When you die clutch saving a carry only to have the carry dive back into slaughterhouse.

8- When you die a hero.

9- When you reading this list, wondering how the heck you even got here.

10- When you enjoy building stuff that nullifies heroes almost completely.

11- When you like to tank.

12- When you're reading this, you know that deep down, you have this urge to try and roam for a change.

I Feel So Stupid Top

Problems a roamer/support face-

1) Carries who build too much defenses

2) Carries who don't build defenses

3) Carries who don't listen to the roamers

4) Carries who stick to the roamer 24/7

5) Carries who instalock

6) Carries who went double WP/CP comp building weird things later on.

7) Potatoes. Seriously, carbs shouldn't be taking up a chunk of the roamer's diets.

8) Enemies who outsmart you.

9) Carries who insmart you.

10) Enemies who work together more than your team.

11) Your team that works horribly together compared to the enemy team.

12) Rage-pingers

13) Happy-pingers

14) Enemy Taka that invades your jungle all the time

15) 1v3 Krul

16) 1v3 Alpha

17) 1v3 Petal (Okay, maybe not)

18) 3v3 mirror comps

I Become Sensei Choice Top

Choosing the right roamer

It all comes down to your playstyle.

For me, my go-to has always been Adagio, Lyra and Catherine.

If you enjoy healing, consider Adagio or Lyra

Enjoy CC? Grab a Catherine, Phinn, Adagio, Lyra or Lance

Love constant harassment? Go for Lyra, Catherine, Fortress or Ardan

Find clutch saves sexy? Ardan, Adagio, Phinn, Lyra are good to go

Love running around, tearing everything apart? Fortress

Feel like locking enemies in? Lyra or Ardan are the hippies

Feel like being da boss, tanking every hit? Catherine, Ardan, Phinn and Lance are fine contenders.

Wanna be able to 1v1 if need be while being just annoying? Caherine

I Spy A Taka Trying To Get Behind You. Top

Vision.

Not Fair! You Started Later! Top

Counterbuilding

The Yin and Yang Top

Synergies, teamwork

I Did It! Not. Top

Plays

I'll Be The Bait Just This Once! Top

How luring changes based on heroes

Gold-ee-locks Top

Spending gold properly.

Get This, Will Ya? Top

Itemzzzz

I'll Go Through The Roamers Top

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I Write Down Whatever I Did To This Atlas Top

Notes To The Public Top

This guide is still WIP. Please be patient and I'm having my fingers crossed I don't destroy it. It'll be hopefully full of content soon.

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