League of Legends: 50 Tips to Help You Climb Ranked in Season 10

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Champion choices, pick and ban

46. Know when to dodge.

In every game, EVERY game, you should be looking up your teammates on OP.GG (you can copy/paste all their names into the search bar) and look up whether you should be dodging this game. The rules for dodging are not hard-and-fast, but generally, you should dodge any time more than one of your teammates a) is off-role, b) is playing a champion they have a negative win rate/KDA on or c) is first-timing their champion. Save yourself the time, frustration, and lost MMR and LP and just dodge the game.

47. Never skip a ban.

There is an option to ban “none” in champ select. You’ll often see players like Faker do this on stream.

You are not Faker, neither are your teammates. Ban a champion, whether it’s something you don’t want to play against or something that’s just strong in the current meta.

48. Pick easy champs.

Any champion can work below, in, and through Platinum. Don’t make the game harder for yourself by picking a mechanically complex champion like Zed, Pyke, Yasuo, or Leblanc. Pick champions that are easy to execute, have escape tools or hard CC, and can function in just about any comp.

49. Play or ban broken champs.

If you think a champion is broken, you should either be trying to play it or banning it every game. It doesn’t matter if it’s Garen in Bronze or just a champion that RIot over-buffed last patch, don’t cry about something being extremely strong in the meta. If you can’t, or won’t play it, ban it.

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50. Know your champion pool before you play ranked.

The last tip, and probably the most important, is that you should know cold which champions you’re going to play every time before you queue up for ranked. That means you should have about 3-5 champions total (2-3 per role and one if you get auto-filled) and have rune pages and item sets set up for each. Do the prep-work before you load onto the Rift.