Hi! My name is Warp and I got back into league very recently. After finishing the tutorial, I chose Master Yi as my first champion. What do I do with him. I heard that he is a jungle role or something? Is there someone who can explain what that is because im kind of clueless
Search “how to play master yi cowsep” He is guy dressed in a cow costume whos master yi main, and have awesome guides on how to play yi, he will explain why take some runes and why not, etc. generally watching him on youtube will help you a lot, especially because your new to the game and he explaines pretty good
play top lane until you get smite if you don't already have it. your q is a gap closer, your w is a sustain, and your e and ult are dps buffs (ult also makes you faster). he scales really hard. not much to yi, you can get any information you need from the internet.
Probably the best thing I can tell you is
Your q makes you invulnerable, save it dodge things
Your w makes you take significantly less damage, save it to avoid damage when your q is down
E does true damage, use it in fights and BUILD ATTACK SPEED
R makes you move real fast, the reason why he has that ult in the first place is because his only weakness his kiting, his ult along with q makes kiting damn near impossible
You'll be damn near useless for most of the game, so don't bother engaging until your either really far ahead of the enemy, or when you're seriously full build, since at that point you might as well be invincible.
Building on hit items like blade of the ruined king or wit's end are typically your best bet.
I'm gonna be honest with you though, playing Yi is not a good way to re-learn the game. His mechanics are made to baby the player, and doesn't actually require them to learn anything beyond to run at the enemy and press q every once and a while.
Trust me, playing Yi feels good, but the moment you switch to a new champ you'll quickly learn how bad it feels.
Seriously I am not even exaggerating. Silver players are so bad at this that you can beat any “hard counter” to your pick by having better cooldown/trade awareness and management than your opponent.
Ofcourse for this you need a vast knowledge of every champion for your lane, but I consider that to be a fairly easy task, let’s say there are 50 champions viable for your lane (seems probable for mid and top at least), if you study each of them for an hour you can get a solid grasp of their cooldowns.
Example: the enemy fizz just blew his E to clear a wave. Surprise surprise now you have 15 seconds to do whatever the fuck you want to that fizz with almost no chance for retailation. Same goes for Zed W, Ahri E etc.
But the cooldowns could also be used on you. Let’s say the enemy is a Veigar, he just used his Q W E to chunk half of your HP down, what a bad trade huh? But he has no counterplay to you now, instead of running and crying over the bad trade you should go towards him and blow your cooldowns back on him, he’s not gonna hurt you with autoattack.
You get the point.
I noticed last worlds that pro Jhins often cast their ult from a distance when a teamfight starts. To me the slows and the meagre dmg from his ult seem much less valuable than the dps he could do if he were to just kite and aa. Can anyone explain the reasoning for this?
This is an example of a very aggressive choke you can put on your opponent. In this scenario, the wave has reached the center of the lane with nearly even minions. Top laner for Blue has taken the opportunity to walk down into the river and ward or cover for their Jungler.
Blue Top Laner is now walking back to the wave... But Orange Top Laner is now blocking his entry into the lane. This is what I like to call the "Walk around lol" or "Pay the Toll". Blue will now have to either lose gold and xp walking all the way around to reach the wave safely, or walk through Orange and take a lethal chunk of damage, resulting in the opportunity for Orange to all-in, dive, or force Blue to reset.
Of course Orange would need to have a significant power advantage over Blue in this position, OR be able to take an even trade, and then out-sustain Blue.
Also referred to as "L9ing someone out of lane"
Note : I didn't create this drill/practice, but it's too useful to not share here
What is the lux bot practice?
This is going to be a very simple 5 minute practice that you can do daily before getting into ranked matches. Your micro skills will be tested, and it will be easy to tell how well you did.
What it isn't :
It won't help you with macro, and will be in a 1 vs 1 environment. It also won't help with map awareness or teamfights.
How to set it up :
Create a practice tool, and put an intermediate lux bot in the enemy team. When you enter the game, you will go bot lane, and play by these rules:
Enemy lux can hit you, but you are not allowed to hit her.(No auto attacks or abilities)
You cannot level up any abilities. You can only use auto attacks
No hitting enemy turret
Your goal is to get as close to 44 cs as possible, which is the max amount in a 5 minute time frame. You will also be playing to dodge as many of her skillshots as possible.
Note that the last minion wave will arrive at 4:30, and after farming that you are finished.
For an added difficulty, play it without buying any items.(Try it out with items first though)
How to see how well you did: This will be dependant on your csing. If you're getting perfect 44 cs, then you are completely comfortable with your champion, and this drill probably won't be helping you much.
If you're getting anywhere between 0-30 cs, then you are still unfamiliar with your champion. You'll need to focus on unpredictable movement patterns, keeping your cursor close to you, matching lux's pushing without the use of abilities, and setting up cs so that you can get it easily under turret. You are also probably uncomfortable csing with just auto attacks, and run out of mana quickly in lanes, or use your key cooldowns for no reason in a real game.
Hopefully these helped. For more practice, try screen recording during this, and reviewing it after to see what you could've done better, etc.
When I first started playing League, one of the things that I struggled with the most was that my friends would just throw around words that didn't mean much to me because I hadn't been playing nearly as long as them. Even in my games today, I'll see someone throw out a term in the in-game chat only to be met with silence or a question mark. To help with this issue, I figured that I'd compile a bunch of the terminology that I've learned from my time playing League into one guide for everyone here. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful! As always, I'd also be happy to accept any feedback in the comments.
It seems like in a lot of my games, when my team is winning, the game will reach a stalemate. All lanes will be pushed, and all anyone will do is farm jungle camps and stand around mid doing nothing until drag, or baron. The game will usually only end when our team gets baron and finally pushes the enemy nexusZ
What can I do during the downtime? Is there something that I should be doing that can help the team win faster?
I think I have a decent understanding of what to do during landing phase when it comes to roaming, invading, diving other lanes, and basic wave management.
These are 5 reasons why you aren't climbing in rank that I see most often, and how to fix/play around it.
You aren't in the mentality to climb.
You might be tilted from playing too much, or just think that your teammates are holding you down every game.
Things to try are taking a break(multiple days without league, including league videos as well), focusing only on yourself(instead of "my teammates are so bad I went 10/5 but still lost", think "I got early kills but had 3 useless deaths mid game giving enemy team shutdowns" or something of that nature.)
2) Your champion pool is way too big
This is the most common one. Think of it like learning a new language: If you're learning things from a different language every single day, you're never going to learn enough to put together a full conversation. On the other hand, if you learn a language for a year, then another language the next, you're going to be able to talk with people in those languages, and know all the grammar, etc. In League, if you're playing a different champion every day, then your chance of actually learning the champion and mastering the playstyle will be slim.
You should be aiming for around 2-3 champions, preferably in the same role. Try to spend up to weeks playing only one champion then trying another, and so on. For example, playing only Fizz for week 1, then Vladimir for the second week, then Ryze for the third week, then going back to Fizz for the fourth week, etc. You'll find that by the end of each week, you're going to be completely comfortable with that champion.
3) You're playing mechanically complex champions, or champs that are extremely hard to learn and master.
Think of things like Qiyana, Azir, Lee sin, that are all difficult to master. These champs on average have a lower success rate for climbing divisions compared to something like Garen or Annie that you can pick up and play comfortably after just a couple of games. If you really want to climb, then champs with easier mechanics are definitely the way to go.
4) You aren't taking the game seriously
If your goal is solely to climb rankings, then you have to be playing for rankings. It might not be enjoyable, but things like going through multiple replays a day, watching challenger vods in your free time, practicing combos and micro movements in practice tool, will all be crucial in climbing fast. Getting to the rank you want won't be an easy task, and it'll take hours a day of practice, and experience to get to that level of play. If you're just playing one or two games a day, or not giving it your best in every single game no matter what, then you may still climb 1 or 2 divisions, but in the end your ranking and skill level won't change much.
5) You rely on inconsistent factors to win you your games
These include things like a winning jungler/laner, getting a free solo kill, not getting ganked by the enemy jungler, enemy laner not knowing how to play their champion comfortably, etc.
You will only get as far as your own skill level will allow you to.
You don't get 3 winning lanes every game. You don't always get a lead. There's games where the enemy jungler ganks you 15 times in a 10 minute timespan.
You should be going into each game, knowing that the circumstances will put you at a disadvantage, and that you have to rely on yourself to win the game. True champion mastery is the ability to get into every match and be in the mindset to play your very best despite the worst scenarios.
Before we really get into the meat of this post I wanted to say that I know the ADC role is weak is a overplayed narrative but I felt like there was another big reason that no one ever considered.
After watching lots of pro play and playing my own solo queue, its been evident to me that Ziggs is really an S+ tier bot laner at the moment. It reminded me how powerful swain has been considered all season and how dominant Ezreal is/has been. The part of this that stuck out to me is these champions are the most diverse part of bot lane.
Every other role in the game has class diversity. Whether its Mid with control mages, AP assassins, AD assassins, or bruisers. We see top and jungle where they have those same classes but with tanks instead of control mages generally. Even support has tank engage, ap mages, enchanters, and AD assassins like pyke.
The point I'm making is that every role often has diverse classes to opt into that all serve different purposes whereas ADC is typically just marksman. Sure some marksman have different styles, whether it be hypercarry jinx or dive kai'sa. However Bot often lacks class diversity which is why champions like Ziggs, Swain, and Ezreal are so pick/ban when they're meta. They provide a different playstyle.