Patch 4.4 Kassadin:
For a longtime now it is customary for the gamer’s in our midst to blame others for a loss. However many times it is usually a matter of how each person performs in lane and in team fights. To better understand the possible reasons for a loss lets ask ourselves these questions.
In what way did the jungle help and aide early game and did he keep up in lvl?
Did the support ward properly and use their abilities to set up kills and deny farm to the adc?
Did the adc cs well and did they take advantage of mismatches and possible leads in lane?
Did the apc ward mid properly? Did the apc offer ganks to the lanes and successfully feed the adc in lane?
Did top provide the proper build to compliment the team composition and to help carry the team to a win?
Did the team take objectives?(Towers, Baron, and Dragon)
Did the team present proper team fight tactics such as focus the apc or adc to shut down the damage?
Did the team split push when the enemy was grouped on a lane? If not was it the best decision to split push or defend?
Some great jungle tips are the following:
I love to play pantheon in the jungle and I love to gank after blue on bottom if purple side or top if blue side. Usually if I have a good adc support it gets adc first blood and that means a lot for the rest of the game. I then go wolves, wraiths, red, and sometimes a jungle may go for my red which is why I like to get first blood to make up for it. However sometimes a jungle is just not thinking and my red wil be there when I move over that way. I notice a Lee sin player will usually invade my red anyway so I will go steal theirs after first blood. The goal on most jungles is to monitor the lanes and farm the monster camps, but if your team is losing lane then you have to react with a gank more often. I have changed games just ganking early and often. You lose the level and that hurts but if your lane is fed you did a good job and can go back to farming. Remember that blue on mid is a great way to help them get ahead and if you can take away their blue it makes it better. Just remember counter jungling is risky. So if you go in drop a ward and have vision on the enemy so you can counter it better.
In lane you should be farming and harrassing, and a support is supposed to deny farm from the enemy. So get in there and force them to miss the cs. Top needs to ward and know the location of mid and jungle, it is usually the downfall of top that they do not ward and watch the map and get ganked easily by mid and jungle. Ping a missing enemy and make sure people know it!
If you play your role correctly and ward than you did your job. If someone else didn’t do the same don’t cuss at them, but encourage a new strategy. After all it is a team game.
Today for the first time I wondered if all lvl 30’s know how to play League. I was sen to top lane as Leblanc with none other than Alistar. Last time I checked alistar is support and Leblanc is apc. So this idiot playing alistar is literally trying to take all the kills and failing. When a champion is near death because of my work he uses his knock back effect launching them out of my range and his. Meaning the person is saved by the dead head Alistar player and instead of feeding me to be a dangerous person to fight. I become a glass cannon without the cannon. We lost so bad that Everyone quit but me. So I just danced in the home base and told the other team to hurry up and win. Which they did thankfully. So if ever you get stuck with a bad player I feel for you!
So it’s time to dust the keyboard, clear away the empty cans of mountain dew, or rockstar, and go back to work huh? Well shoot and here I thought vacation was longer! Oh well better have the champion meeting so we all know our roles…
Ok are all my champions assembled? Ahri lights Zyra on fire with her tail…
Which starts the usual argument about Leona bringing her shield to the table again.
Followed by Miss Fortune and Caitlyn fighting for my affection.
After settling down the usual suspects I take role call for my seasons champions…
Primarily I play mid so as you can see I have a few adc just in case my team wants to mix it up. I am the first to admit I am most effective with Ahri, but have gotten good with Zyra over preseason so wish me luck 🙂
It’s important in League of Legends to know your role. Each champion has a role, and each lane has a group of champions that can play it effectively. The truth is that lately people have been completely unresponsive to the roles designed to them. I am a mid or support player. I either support the AD carry on bottom or I push mid with communication and wards. Yet for some reason I have seen a great amount of players deciding that champion kills are the only thing that matter so they push for the champ kills and nothing else. They let their lane fall victim to minions and champs while they go gank another lane. Maybe I am mistaken but isn’t the point to League of Legends to work as a team to win?
If you do not know your role ask someone for help or research the champion. After you hit level 30 you need to know each purchased champions you play to perfection. Know their builds, their pro’s and cons’s, and when to runs from a fight and when to push the fight. League is a easy game to learn, but a hard game to master. So learn from the team and if you don’t know your role or champion, go play against the ai and get experience.