yesterday I was playing and a Singed said that he would proxy farm. Didn't know what that means but I saw how he died a lot and feed top hard. He had a lot of minions, but..
- What is proxy farming?
- Proxy farm worth?
- How can help this at our team?
Proxy Singed is a strategy designed to take advantage of Singed strengths and confuse the enemy team.
The strategy is usually executed as following :
The key benefits of the strategy are these :
This strategy is best run with Singed, because he has great escape capabilities with his ult, poison, and ghost. He can farm minion waves easily with his poison while avoiding most of minion damage. Even if Singed dies a lot, he should still get more than decent farms (he can even go farm top and mid lanes inside enemy base after level 6) and be efficient for end game teamfights.
The biggest disadvantage of this strategy is that Proxy Singed requires a team knowing how to take advantage of the map pressure created by Singed. If your teammates don't get objectives while Singed is being chased, the strategy is a lot less efficient.
There is no real hard counter to the strategy, as the enemy team cannot leave Singed farming freely inside their base, but chasing him will leave objectives open. The best ways to handle a proxy farming Singed are :
Note that the latest patch have made the proxy farming less efficient, by reducing the death strike penalty on kills, making killing Singed more rewarding in such cases.
Proxy Singed is very simple: Using Swiftness Boots+Tear+Rylais setup you do the following
The strategy relies on the fact that Singed+Swiftness Boots can Ultimate to escape anything. Anything he can't escape Rylais slows. Anything that Rylais+Ultimate can't escape he can Ghost. Along with AD Tryndamere it's one of the most annoyingly effective split push strategies in the game.
Finally in my opinion you have to be very comfortable at playing singed and make good use of his abilities because you will often find yourself in tricky situations. You also need to have good communication with your teammates to take full advantage of the strategy. And last but not least don't underestimate the fact that if the opponents know what you're doing and can predict your actions they can counter you and it will end really badly for your team.