Rene 'Kebap' Werner: Above all the most important thing is to have fun with it, talking about you have to be willing to play the support role. Moreover it should not depress you running around with only one bracer and boots in your inventory for quite a long time. Now about the in-game things: I think a supporter should definitely know at any time whether aggressive or defensive wards wards are needed. In addition, he should have map-awareness for rescue teleports and things like that.
Frank-Marian 'aHCoS' Eilers: The point of view differs here. In my opinion the most important thing is that you are not a too ego-related person because you put the personal success behind the good of your team
Buying chicken, placing wards and stealing no lasthits - the most common tasks of a supporter. But it requires more, doesn't it?
Kebap: It sounds pretty simple but the most difficult things for a supporter is probably not to die and knowing how to react in certain situations. I also think that a really good supporter needs a decent amount of skill to know when it is time for anti-warding or teleporting if someone needs to be saved and yet depending to kill the opponent. Some people talk about supporters as if it does not require skill but in my opinion they are totally wrong.
aHCoS: Yes and no. In some teams you have to do more, for example if you engage in a more aggressive play-style but if your strategy aims on farming and carries, a level seven Maiden, with regularly played wards, can already be sufficient. If you pick Maiden / Alchi / Bristle / Shaker / PotM, and the opponent has got a very weak pusher-lineup, the Maiden player does not have to do more than to wait until his team farmed proper items. But if the enemy picked an offensive gang-strategy, one has to gang with his Maiden, to use his disables wisely in clashes, maybe being able to survive and other things. All this in addition to his supporting role.
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