Blame the Jungle for Everything


It is the usual reaction to losing that it is the junglers fault for everything going wrong. New flash, the jungle tries to create kill opportunities for the lanes and has to farm in order to do that.

If the jungler doesn’t gank on your lane there are two reasons why, you are either pushing hard on the lane and he can’t give you the gank without turret diving or the lane is warded and He can’t sneak in for a chance to gank.

It’ amazing how a team can turn against a jungler for not ganking, but there are times when a jungler is not helpful and they offer no aid at all.

I was playing as Hecarim in the jungle, I did not call jungle it as forced on me. I have played jungle before and know how to do it, but I am a support. So I am used to capitalizing on the mistakes made in lane.

So my bottom lane is pushing hard and they keep getting ganked by lee sin. So of course they turn on me because they don’t even use the mini map to see him walk through a river ward by dragon. I ping 4 times and even start to head down from wraiths.

Instantly Lee Sin has taken both of them down and the team turns on me. They start talking bad about me and telling the other team I just camp the monster camps.

I gave teemo on mid 5 ganks and h died each time to Galio. I gave ganks to my friend on top who was not warding and countered by Olaf while playing Riven. So he needed my help. Every time I ganked I would either have to take the kill or watch my team commit suicide.

Thing to Learn from jungling:

It is not the junglers responsibility to protect you from your own stupidity. They can assist you if you give them the chance to, but if you blame them for not being in lane ask yourself this. Am I making it easy for them to get to my lane? Do they have the opportunity to gank or am I making it hard to?

How can I get my jungler to gank? Example: Wards are down and you buy vision to give him a back way to the side grass. If they can’t see him they can’t beat him. Wait for a mistake and let the jungle or support initiate. Then clean up as adc and you get fed and your support jungle gets assist gold.

So quit crying about the jungle and learn how to make the gank easier and more often!


Summoners Rift lvl 1

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From blue side is the traditional way to cover the invade. It is helpful to take golems for 2 reasons. You take a early lead on bottom and they respawn before jungler is over there. A early level 2 gives you the chance to dive for a kill. Try to switch the golems attention between you to keep your health up. If played right you can dominate the lane with the extra Exp early game. Make sure your 60 second ward goes above the dragon in the bush. Place it at 1:20 and it  will give the invade vision you need since the tri-bush will be covered by the adc and you till close to 1:30 when the minions and monsters spawn. Make sure to ward according to the situation if you are backed against the turret place a ward in the tri-bush, and if you have an aggressive support on the other team ward to bush on the side so you can see the movement. If you start pushing hard place a ward near dragon but make sure it is closer to the blue on river. That way if they come from blue to gank you see it earlier. Map awareness as a support is crucial, a good support knows where the jungler is and pushes accordingly. If the jungler is top, then push hard and try to get the kill, now if you don’t want to push the turret then you let the minions do the work. You can make a wave of minions stack by killing the ranged minions and letting to combat minions fight. They have higher hp and it will stack the minion waves making it harder for the team to ignore the wave. Do this often to split the team and win team fights. Remember a good support takes wards often and protects the adc, sacrificing yourself to protect them gives them time to recall or wait for jungler.