2v1: The AD StoryThu 27th Sep 2012 - 7:24pm Category: League of Legends
League of Legends is a game that has run into a fairly stale meta. The 1 top, 1 mid, 2 bot, and 1 jungle, has been the norm for quite some time now. This has caused a change in the professional scene in terms of top teams. Once the meta was set professional play came down to game mechanics and objective control.
This has caused top teams to try and reinvent the meta, we refer to this as "Cheese" and occasionally, this sticks into a new form of the meta. This has happened with 2v1 lanes. In this strategy top and bottom lane switch with a good top lane. Now, there are great guides on this site where you can learn the correct things to do as the top laner, however, this is to explain what to do as the AD and Support for the 2v1 switch.
The power of AD and Support against a top laner is great if you have a good top for your side that can hold off and farm well for the first ten or so minutes. The battle for top starts immediately. As an AD you have the strength to deny the opponent incredibly hard and make them useless later on.
The key to making this work is pressure. During the laning phase your focus needs to be on harass. Harass zones out the enemy denying them experience and vast amounts of gold. Just stand in front of the minions and poke down the enemy. If the enemy tries to engage on you, you have a support to disengage or even help you fight if you think you are strong enough.
The jungle is a strong ever present threat on top lane. This does not change with the switch. You need to keep the lane warded at all times to ensure that you are safe from jungle ganks. Jungle is the one role that can make your 2v1 switch completely useless. However, if you believe that you have poked down the top laner enough or if you truly believe you are stronger, then do not be afraid to fight. Especially if you have a Sona or an influential Ultimate like hers, then commit because you can turn a small set-back into a HUGE difference.
If your top laner is doing very well bottom or if the enemy top cannot handle it anymore and call for a switch, go ahead and switch once. Keep them pressured and scared. Make sure your top lane can handle the 2v1 for a little while longer. If you can pressure them out again, do not switch and instead use this to your advantage to take dragon or another objective.
Over all just be sure to capitalize on the advantage you have without losing out on CS yourself. If you lose out on CS, it puts you at as big of a disadvantage as your enemy top laner.
I hope this helps!