S13: EUW Master's simple guide to Predator Singed Mid.
You flip burgers, I flip champions. We are not the same.
Hello guys, I am a former masters zac OTP, turned into a masters singed OTP. I am here to teach you how you can play singed mid to get free and easy LP. I created a fresh new account and got to masters with just singed within 1 month (no joke). This is how busted this champion is and hopefully catches your attention for this guide. My EUW username is 'NASCAR SINGED'. Let's begin this short and quick guide! This guide will be very informal.
Note: This won't be an in-depth guide, and for the elo I am in, sadly I don't know anything about itemising or in-depth knowledge of singed. But you can probably see how elo-inflated the champ is if some random guy is speeding through the ranks with a single strat.
Singed has a steep learning curve but once you get a good grasp of him, you will dominate. 10 singed predator mid games should be enough to get a good grasp, maybe even less.
Quick Singed AP Mid Build
Best Overall Build
These will be your main runes and items. From there, you may purchase whatever additional items you see depending on the enemy composition. The moment you get your 3 items, you are an unkillable monster.
Water walking is crucial for roaming ganks.
Who this guide and champion is catered for
Singed has a very slow early. You must be patient and play for your team. You should probably be the one giving the kills to your teammates and collect assists instead. He is not an outplaying beast like irelia, yasuo or lee sin. You must have the mindset that you will be hard poked early (if enemies are good), but the pay-off is amazing mid and late-game. The feeling you get speeding through the entire enemy team is amazing. You will laugh and have a great time ;)
Suitable for players who like to farm early and scale. Not suitable for early aggressors who just want to fight and not wait.
Upon spawning, spam ping your teammates and go invade down bot lane into bot tribush. Bring a ward with you. Before you enter tri-bush, activate predator boots, ward. If you see enemy stacking, you drop the invade and go back to your lane. If you don't, you may rush in and try find a pick. If you see 1-2 enemies, go flip them to your team. Free kill. Serves them right for not being aware of the burger-flipper.
If you are chasing an enemy with predator and they flash, hold your flash. Your predator will reach the enemy, and save you a flash. You may also flash if you need feel like you need to. It is situational.
Note: If you are in dia+, this invade may not work and may backfire as they may expect the singed invade. Therefore, you may proceed deeper into the jungle at your own risk, or you just go back to your lane and avoid the coinflip. If you do continue into their jungle and find them stacking, this is where you level your Q, and ghost through those creatures, then pray.
Singed's early is weak and you will get poked, prioritise your health over getting gold. All you need is the XP. Collect as much gold where you can, but give the minion if it'll cost you your health. Be patient, your time will come.
You do not push your wave, you either keep the wave in mid or preferably let it push close to your tower. You should push the wave only when you need to crash it for recall or getting the tower.
When you hit level 2 or 3, spam ping your jungler to gank. If they do come, you have amazing setup. Press predator and W beneath enemy to stop them from flashing away. You may also ghost and flash if required.
You should look to have at least 600 gold on your first back. Buy swifty boots on your first back. If you do not have enough, get a dark seal or amplifying tome if you feel good, else get a ruby crystal if you are getting hard poked. If you are suffering in your lane, buy yourself Merc Treads or Ninja Tabis (this is only for the extreme).
You must recall if you are too low, sack the minions and pray the enemies won't crash their wave. But it is still fine because you are a late-game teamfight god.
Note: Prioritise your life, try to not die at all. Drop the cannon minion if you need to. It's not worth it.
Mid Game and Roaming
If your lane is shoved to enemy tower: look for an angle to predator/ghost and gank other lanes. I will use ghost to reach enemy lane even faster, then predator when in range.
If you respawn at base: look for an angle to predator/ghost and gank other lanes.
Your job is to gank other lanes, get them ahead, and tilt enemies. If you rewatch your vods, the enemies you've ganked will spam ping your enemy mid and flame in chat. You roam faster than you mid laner, you will always arrive first becuase of your boots, ghost and predator.
If you are in a difficult matchup and cannot roam: just try to survive and be patient. If you've had enough and want to do something, drop everything at mid and go roam.
You should not die to enemy mid, as long as you do that, you should win a majority of games. Remember to ping your allies if your mid is missing, and remember to track the enemy jungler.
You will be the one at 4/5 times to initiate the teamfight. Pick your fights wisely. You flash and flip. You prioritise the enemy squishies. When a teamfight has broken out, you can literally glide through your enemies with (Q) and flip the enemy adc.
The general strat in a teamfight is you glide through, flip someone, absorb some pressure/damage, run out of the fight. Run back in, flip again, run out of fight and repeat. By doing so, the enemies are using their abilities on you, unaware and underestimating how much of an unkillable tank you are.
You are like an annoying kid that walks up behind you, makes a stupid noise in one ear. You turn and see no-one, then he appears and makes another stupid noise in the other ear.
Peel your adc and others by flipping enemies away from them. You do not, at most times, flip your enemy into your adc. Be wary of who you flip the enemy into.
- If you (E) flip your enemy into your (W) pool, they will be rooted.
- You do not always need to (E) flip enemies when chasing. If you have Rylai's they will be slowed, along with your (W) adhesive, along with your ghost and predator. You are a unit. You are a machine. Flip when absolutely necessary to ensure they cannot escape
- Track enemy jungler when you are roaming
- Singed Mid is best played with a good jungler. If you do have a jungler duo, you will have absolutely no problem dominating the game if he/she ganks
Here are some key matchups that I think you should keep in mind, and know how to play around. If the enemy champion you are looking for on here is not found, then it should be a normal skill matchup.
Please note that this is my very own opinion, and can differ from person to person. But, from my experience these are the synergies I've experienced.
Here is a list of junglers that will make your life easier with singed mid. Any jungler with CC that will help pin the enemy down is amazing for you. I always have a good and easy time with the following junglers (in order of my best to worst imo of "favourite" junglers):
Vi, Bel-Veth, Udyr, Viego, Hecarim, Zac, Fiddlesticks
Karthus: This guy will not gank you, they will perma farm. Singed is reliant on getting some early ganks to snowball off and roam top/bot. Avoid karthus junglers, but you may play it as you wish just so you can experience the pain of playing with one.
Good luck my brothers and sisters!