The stats provided here underscore several influential 明烛 against 荆棘之兴 matchup stats that may help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. 明烛’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than 荆棘之兴’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that 明烛 may be more central to their team's team fighting capacity than 荆棘之兴..
明烛 typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than their matchup does. Typically, they takes a similar amount of damage to 荆棘之兴. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, 明烛 usually loses when taking on 荆棘之兴, with a 43.1% win rate. Thus, 明烛 makes a poor counter to 荆棘之兴.
While 明烛 does have a much lower winrate than 荆棘之兴, when they face off with one another, 明烛 also has a lower level of difficulty that makes them a less difficult champ to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking 明烛 into 荆棘之兴.
Moreover, 明烛 also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to 荆棘之兴. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in 明烛 vs 荆棘之兴 matchups, 荆棘之兴 is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
明烛 is a bad counter for 荆棘之兴. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as 明烛 against 荆棘之兴.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of 明烛 in order to counter 荆棘之兴 during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
明烛 often picks up less CS compared to 荆棘之兴. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your 明烛 versus 荆棘之兴 build include 舒瑞娅的战歌, 炽热香炉, and 山脉壁垒. When 明烛 used at least these three pieces in their build, they did much better against 荆棘之兴 than with many other common builds. In fact, 明烛 had an average win rate of 43.1% when countering 荆棘之兴 with this counter build.
To have the greatest likelihood of crushing 荆棘之兴 as 明烛, you should take the 召唤：艾黎, 法力流系带, 超然, 焦灼, 骸骨镀层, and 复苏 runes from the 巫术 and 坚决 rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for 明烛 vs 荆棘之兴 counters, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 43.1% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat 荆棘之兴 as 明烛 are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to scope the stats and builds to a specific rank, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.