10 Tips to Dominate Your Opponent in League of Legends
League of Legends is a game where you and your team are pitted against an opponent in 5v5 combat. The goal is to destroy the enemy's nexus, which can be found at the heart of their base. Below are some tips to help you emerge victorious more often.
1) Be Adaptable
The best strategy for winning in League of Legends is adapting as the situation changes. The matchups will change as well as different opportunities popping up. It's crucial to prioritize doing what's necessary and not just following a straight path if it's cutting you off from objectives you need to win this match.
One of the most important parts of team work is communication and it is especially important in League of Legends. It's not enough to be a good player, but you need to make sure that everyone else is coordinating as well. Make sure your teammates know when they should attack and when it would be best for them to fall back. Make good use of the chat feature and in-game pings.
3) Be Ready When The Game Starts
Make sure that you are ready to start the game right after the loading screen. The first couple minutes of the game are crucial when it comes to invading, preventing an invade, leashing your jungler, or making sure that you do not miss your first wave. While it may not seem like such a big deal at the beginning, these small things can easily snowball into important leads later on in the game.
4) Improve Your Kiting Skills
One important skill in League of Legends is kiting, which is using abilities or auto-attacks and then constantly maneuvering out of range until you are able to attack again so that opponents will struggle chasing you down. With practice kiting can allow you to stay mobile while dishing out damage.
5) Play With Friends!
Whether they are friends from high school or strangers from reddit, playing with a group is far more fun than playing alone.
6) Make Use of Your Time
There is no reason to be stuck in one place, wasting time and avoiding making decisions when you can be elsewhere taking objectives or closing the game out for a win!
7) Know Your Role
Not every game is at the same level of difficulty no matter what lane you are in. Knowing what your role in the team is will help with the confusion of being overwhelmed in the game. Should you be peeling for your ADC, or assassinating the enemy carry? Should you be focused on taking objectives for your team, or split pushing to distract them? Know what you and your champion are good at, and use it to your advantage.
8) Know Your Enemy
It's important to know who you are up against. Use online tools to see what champions they have played in the past, what runes they are using, and what their weaknesses are. Some tools can tell you info such as if they are a bad warder, or prone to ganks. Use this information to your advantage!
9) Stay Calm
In League of Legends, one skill that separates good players from bad players is being able to keep calm under pressure. When things start going south take a deep breath and remember that at the end of the day, it is just a game.
10) Practice Practice Practice
I know it's cliché, but practice makes perfect! League of Legends requires skill, patience and practice to master. There really is no overnight shortcut. You must be willing to put in the time necessary to get good at the game.
With these tips, hopefully you'll find yourself dominating more often and progressing up the ranks!