In “League of Legends,” I am a firm believer in two types of specific players you want to have as teammates: the play-setter and playmaker.
The play-setter is basically someone who complements good plays. They are the ones who create situations where someone else on your team can take advantage of for a bigger result. A play-setter, to me, is often a support-focused player, but the play-setter can be found in any role.
For instance, it could be the Janna who uses her Eye of the Storm on her ally to give them enough of a damage boost to secure a kill.
Basically, play-setters make their teammates look better in-game. They often are not found in the limelight because the ones getting all the glory draw the attention.
On the other hand, the playmaker is obviously someone who can pull off the fancy, highlight reel-worthy kind of actions. These are the types of players who leave you in awe when they do something cool and interesting.
More often than not, these types of players can carry games on their shoulders when given the right supporting cast. Playmakers can be found in any role, but the roles with the largest impact are where they can thrive in the most.
The important aspect between these two player types? Well, for one thing, both are not mutually exclusive to each other. Continue reading