The complete guide for overall improvement in League of Legends...
There are almost 500K summoner's in this subreddit learning League. So I wanted to write a post that anyone can simply understand and learn. I'll write this post topic by topic (topics are bold) below. If anyone doesn't interested in some topic they can skip that topic and read other topics. But, I recommend you all to read this full post because, it will change the way you play and you will eventually start to enjoy the game. This post is for players who are trying to climb. If anyone is play this game for fun you don't need to do everything in here. This post mostly focused low-mid elo. But some points in this post will help even challenger level players :) So let's begin!
1.Physical health & Mental health
Physical health is a must needed thing for gamers. If you are physically weak, you can't perform your best. In League of Legends you need high level Brain+Eyes+Ears+Hands coordination in order to play better. So if you are sick or physically ill, stop play League until you fully recover your physical health. The other thing is Mental health. Mental health is also a must needed thing in this game. If you are mentally suffering for things, you can't perform your best in this game. It is true that games can help you with your stress & things like that. But if you are playing for the improvement you have to sit down with a good mental health. If your mental health isn't at it's best, then stop play League until you recover your mental health. You can't perform well this good physical health + bad mental health or bad physical health + good mental health. Both of those things must be in good form in order to have better results in your games. If your physical health & mental health are not good at any moment just take a break from League. Do some other activities. Enjoy!
2.Hardware & Internet connection
Hardware & Internet connection do huge impact in your gameplay. Even if you have challenger level skill you could be stuck in diamond because of your Hardware & Internet connection. Play with a PC which can at least fulfill the minimum requirements for League. Play with a monitor with high refresh rate. For keyboard and mouse it depends on the player. There are lot of guides on youtube you can watch how to find the best components for you. Mouse sensitivity is a special thing. You need to find the best mouse sensitivity for you in order to stop inaccurate mouse movements. There are lot of guides on youtube for that too. Try to get a stable internet connection which is good for gaming. You need to have a connection with low ping without too much packet loss. Take a look at your local service providers and find the best one!
Sitting posture also can impact on your gameplay. If your table/chair is too high or too low, then you will feel uncomfortable. If your monitor height or the length between your eyes and monitor aren't perfect, then you will feel uncomfortable. So just try to adjust your table, chair and other peripherals until you feel comfortable. Even famous soloq star APDO (DOPA) never change his chair, table height. He set it all where he can feel comfortable. So he can completely focus on the game. If you aren't comfortable, your mind cannot focus your gameplay completely. Part of you mind give attention to the uncomfortable sitting posture and signals you to change it. So you change it every ten minutes and lose your perfect focus in to the game. Try to fix it!
If you have low end pc then use low level graphics. It will help you to prevent from FPS lags. If you have high end pc then use high level graphics. You will see a clean and clear ability animations which are helpful to dodge or combat. Turn off useless sounds. Some pro players mute ingame music while some players play with a playlist of their own. That is your choice. For controls, it is up to you. Find comfortable keys for your finger to move fastly. Standard QWER based controls are designed to match most players. Some players may have uncommon ways using the keyboard and mouse. They can always change the controls for their best fit. One of my friend using Shift+S+D+Space to replace standard QWER. So find YOUR BEST SETTINGS!
Before you play the game at least read main changes in the latest patch. Some items for some champs become stronger in some patches. Some champs who dominated previous patch can become useless in the current one. If you just jump into a game without knowing those things you will miss an opportunity to win an easy game. Take few minutes and read the patch notes!
6.Role & Champion Pool
If your aim is to improve but you aren't naturally good at this game please play one role. Even if you are naturally good at this game it is not an easy task to play few roles. Playing few roles make you equally good at all of them up to very low percentage. If you play one role you will get better at it five times faster than you play all the other roles. You can learn inside to outside about your role and climb faster than the one who play all the five roles. Same theory for the champions as well. If you play way too many champs you will not become good at any of them. If you play few champs, you will eventually feel comfortable and then you will start to improve. So pick one role. Keep secondary role which matches your main role for an emergency situation. Pick one comfortable champ (easy champ recommended for low elo) and only play that champ. If your champ isn't a good blind pick or a safe pick always keep a secondary pick which is a good blind pick!
SoloQ chat isn't a good thing to deal with. Specially in low-mid elo. If you cannot control yourself from looking at the chat, mute it. It will not do any good in low-mid elo. If you are a type of guy who can keep your cool in any situation just turn on chat because even in low elo sometimes chat can become useful to win games. In high elo chat is a worthy source to gather some information. If there is any kind of toxicity in chat, just try to ignore all of them. If you feel you are out of control after looking at chat just mute it. Even Faker mute his chat when bad things happen :D
When you are in the loading screen always try to think about your lane matchup and team matchup. Make your game plan while you are loading. Think what playstyle is better for this game. Question yourself, are we good at this or that. When you already have a plan ready for that game you will play it better than you do it without a plan.
This is a most impactful thing in League. Try to look at the minimap whenever you can until end of the game. From doing that you can track your own jungler, enemy jungler and other enemy movements which can lead you to get a combat victory or an objective. Map awareness is a little mind game you can do while playing in the summoner's rift. One enemy miss-position you caught on minimap can help you to get a major objective or even end the game!
Main source of income in League of Legends is CS. Do a little math. If you miss 30 minions in 10 minutes just calculate the amount of the gold and xp you missed. Think what you can do if you had those 30 minions for your CS. Worth right? Don't miss cs. Don't give up a huge wave just for a kill which you can't get. Watch youtube. There are hundreds of videos about csing. Learn from them.
This the best way to punish an enemy if you know how to use it correctly. DOPA is a master in wave management. Try to watch him if you can. A good player who knows wave management can deny gold,xp from enemy players, can pressure a lane, can build good roam timers, can do better recalls, etc... A laner with a good wave management can drop all the morale of entire enemy team and pressure them. Watch and learn wave management on youtube.
This is connected to the champion pool which I mentioned in number 6 topic. The more you know your champ, the more you can go in for trades. If you know the limits of your champ it is always easy to trade damage in lane. If you are still learning one champ just search and find videos for your champs trading patterns and timings. Good trades can force your enemy to respect you. If they fear you, then you can use 11.Wave Management wisely to punish them.
Honestly I had lot of things to talk about this. But sadly I'm not completely aware of new shop and items and the way those items work. So I think it is better to learn from other source ;)
This is different for all the five roles. So I recommend you to watch the warding guides for your own role. Any ways vision game is a thing like map awareness. Good vision can win you more games. You can punish enemies harder when you have proper vision. Don't just try to watch random vision guides. Try to watch in depth warding guides. That will help you to control the entire game!
Pick a spell if you can really use it to impact your gameplay. If a Renekton with ignite play under his own turret doesn't do any good to that game. If Malphite with TP only use it to get into lane doesn't do any good. Understand the concepts of spells. Use them wisely. Ask yourself why should I pick this or that spell. Can I use it wisely. If you have no idea about using them just watch guides.
This topic is connected to 9,11, and 14... All those topics help you to make a good roam. Master them. You will master this!
17.Objective focused gameplay
This is special for low elo. Low elo players completely ignore objectives sometimes. That is why low elo games take too long to end. You need objectives to win games. At least understand this... You can only win games by destroying the nexus or by enemy surrender. In order to destroy that nexus you must push turrets,inhebs.. You can't just aram mid and push to the end. Well, sometimes you can if you are far ahead. If not, you need powers from others sources like dragons, baron, elder. That means all those are connected with your victory. So if you want to win, just get them in one way or another. Don't force unnecessary fights if you are losing. This isn't a Team Death Match game. This is an objective focused game. So focus them and play around them.
This one is directly connected to the topic no.17. If there is going to be a fight just ask yourself three questions. What are the things we have to sacrifice for this fight. What will be the outcome of the fight. Does it worth for the sacrifices we made. If yes, then fight. Bring the glory to your team. If the answer is no. Then focus other objective and go for it. Of course you can take a risk and change the game. Take the risk if you aren't completely donating the game to enemies hands.
19.Push for the WIN!
If you have the lead. If you have the objective (Baron,Elder) just don't waste them. Try to force fights and pressure the enemy and push for your win. So many low elo players take all the objectives and yet they still doing mindless farming or running around map without ending the game. First understand why you play the game. What is the reason for playing the game if you don't put any effort to win it. Question your mind always. Ask yourself why am I doing this. What else should I do. This will help you to think about your game in entire different direction and stop autopiloting.
20.After the game
Look at your own stats. Look at your team stats. Look at your enemy team stats. Compare all of them to yours. Did you played better. If not, Take a minute and remember the way you played that game. Remember the mistakes you made. Ask yourself what to do in situations like that. If you can't find answers, ask someone who know about it or search it on youtube. That is how you improve. At last ask yourself am I ready for another game. Are you physically strong, Are you mentaly strong, Are you tilted, etc... If answers are for the negative side, don't play again. Take a break. If not, you won't improve. PLAY THE GAME WHEN YOU ARE READY TO PLAY IT!
That is all summoners. Hope you guys will learn something. Ask questions below in the comment section if you have. I'll answer them.
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