I’m quite confident the start of a match is the hardest part, especially with characters that reallly need some upgades before being able to enforce their roles in the team. Like, obviously, Phoebe.
Earlier today I found myself in a Meltdown match where I just couldn’t find any “safe” ways to do… Well, anything. I was there, level 1 when everyone and their mommas was fighting around and leveling, feeling like a civilian stuck in a crossfire. The Alani that elected to go to the same lane as I was completely ignoring me, while a Ghalt, Caldarius and Whiskey were shooting at her and the minions all alike while staying together enough to have each others backs.
It was even worse than being alone on a lane at level 1, where even the minions can make short work of you
I tried to come out of hiding only to be introduced to Ghalt’s little friend, I tried switching lane to Kelvin/Miko who were clearing way faster than I could while their opponents were staying in relative safety.
In short, I couldn’t find a damn thing to do, an opening somewhere, or even make shards fast enough to build things.
Fortunately, later, I could “kill steal” a few opponents and suddenly became the highest level of the match, from level 1 to almost 4 in a few strikes. But man, that start though, where you feel so helpless and would rather avoid feeding the ennemy team.
So how do you guys manage a hard start like this, when you can’t find an opening, are stuck in a crossfire, or get no help to clear minions since Phoebe is clearly not a capable clearer at early levels ?