Warwick Guide: Five Things You Learn from Maining Warwick

League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games.
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Firefang Warwick. League of Legends.
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Our Warwick guide will break down the five biggest lessons you learn about the champion and League of Legends!

Warwick is my most-played champion in League of Legends since his rework way back in Season 7, so he was a natural pick for our next gameplay guide. His playstyle may appear simple, and it is, but there is also a great deal of skill expression that can be shown within his kit. Our Warwick guide will explore how his kit can let you learn more about the game to improve.

1. Sniffing Out Ganks

Pun absolutely intended on this one. Warwick’s W – Blood Hunt allows him to passively sense nearby enemies that are below half health. If you’re a new player learning the jungle role, this is a fantastic tool for developing map awareness and gank opportunities.

Normally, players are focused on kiting the camps and pathing, not checking the lane states. Maybe they’ll glance at the minimap to see if there is a lane that is pushing that is opportune for a gank, but they don’t look to see their enemy’s health pool is low enough to justify a dive or drive-by gank.

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With Blood Hunt, you’ll passively get an indicator where there are nearby enemies at low health. Even better, you’ll get a bonus movement speed buff towards them! This means that you can easily chase down and secure those easy kills.

While there is the risk that new players could rely too heavily on this ability and use it as a crutch, I think it’s a great first step to learning where gank opportunities exist on the map. This can also teach players to start looking at things like their own ally’s health pool, mana pools, and wave positionings to assess how likely a gank is to work.

Finally, this ability teaches one of the most important lessons a jungler can learn: always move first to a fight. A lot of inexperienced junglers will see a fight nearby and think “okay I need to finish this camp first and then I’ll go help.”

In reality, if you see a fight and low-health enemies you need to move immediately to make sure you can help your teammate or trade back kills. The camp will still be there when you respawn, those enemies might get away.