League of Legends: 5 tips to track the enemy jungler

League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.
League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games. /
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Skarner. League of Legends.
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5. Get deep vision

The simplest, but best, way to track the enemy jungler is to light up his jungle and spot him out as he paths through his jungle. In particular, if you can see when he’s clearing a camp or which camp he’s pathing towards, you can guess which camps he has done, will do, and where he’ll be in the next few minutes.

The best places to get vision in the enemy jungle are therefore intersecting paths that he will have to cross while pathing from camp to camp, or behind (closer to his base) his buffs. Other prime spots are on his buffs if they’re going to spawn before your trinket expires, the entrances to his jungle (near pixel brush, the tri-brush, and the ramp leading to blue buff), and in the river (especially if Scuttle Crab is about to spawn).

Of course, you shouldn’t just blindly go to drop wards in the enemy’s jungle. If you’re using the tools above, you should know when he’ll be somewhere that he can’t easily collapse and kill you. You also want to make sure that your minion wave is in a position where your opponent laner can’t easily follow you without missing CS and XP from minions.

You can also roam with your own jungler or another laner to get deep vision. This is especially great if you or your jungler want to punish a weaker jungler who will lose early duels.

Getting deep vision enables all the other tips to track the enemy jungler because, well, it takes the guesswork out of it. Instead of making educated guesses as to where the enemy will go next, you’ll see where he is on the minimap and which direction he’s going. This deep vision is thus crucial to tracking the enemy jungler, avoiding ganks, and improving your odds of winning!

Of course, you have to be looking at the minimap to make any of the above advice worthwhile. But that’s a discussion for another day.

Any other tips for tracking the enemy jungler? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!