League of Legends Season 10 will begin on January 10! Here are 50 tips you can use to help improve your ranked climb this year!
Riot announced the start date of League of Legends Season 10 today on Twitter. The ranked ladder will be reset and all of us will begin a new climb to our desired rank. If you are hard-stuck in any rank and looking to improve at the start of the new season, here are 50 tips you can use to help your climb in Season 10.
1. Ping everything!
Players, especially in low elo, tend not to use their pings nearly enough. If you see something on your mini-map, you should assume that your teammates didn’t see it.
Use that “missing” ping any time your lane opponent dips out of vision for more than a second or two. Use it whenever you see the enemy jungler pass over a ward.
Spam the “careful” ping whenever you see an enemy heading towards one of your teammates’ lanes and spam the “on my way ping” any time you’re heading to help your teammate. Ping every ward the enemy places, every objective that you want your team to be ready for, and everything under the sun. Just don’t be annoying and ping “missing” on your teammate any time they misplay.
2. Count heads on the mini-map. Assume anyone you don’t see is nearby.
You’re a jungler walking through the river and one of the nearby laners disappears? Assume he’s coming to try and kill you, along with that enemy jungler you don’t see. That’s not to say you need to abandon the Scuttle Crab you’re attacking, but you need to prepare for both of those guys to appear out of a nearby bush.
This is why you should always try to track the enemy jungler and watch the direction that laners walk whenever they dip out of vision. You might not always see the enemy on the mini-map but if you know where they are going, you can have an idea of where they are going to be.
3. Check the mini-map before you engage.
Goes hand-in-hand with Tip #2, but if you are the primary engage for your team you need to count those heads on the mini-map. Just because you think you can get a quick pick, that doesn’t matter if you see the rest of the team is collapsing on you to wipe you after.
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4. Always try to invade if you have some form of hard crowd control (or the enemy doesn’t).
Attempting early-game invades should be a staple of any player’s strategies, especially when you’re on a team with a lot of crowd control (“CC”). Obviously, Blitz hooks are an obvious go-sign for attempting an invade, but you also see a lot of pro teams do invades when they have Braum, Morgana, or Leona on their team for that easy lockdown. You can, at minimum, burn a flash and set up one lane to have a huge advantage.
On the flip-side, though, if you don’t have all your teammates with you, or if you’re at a disadvantage when it comes to crowd control, don’t attempt the invade. Just try to guard your jungle entrances and/or the river to make sure the enemy’s invade doesn’t get yourself or a teammate killed. If you need to know more about invades and which champions excel at invading, check out our post on the subject here.
5. Follow the order of objectives.
This one is so important that we already wrote an entire post about it. The tl;dr, though, if you don’t want to click the link is that you should always prioritize the easiest objective to take, working your way from the outside towards the base.