Struggling in low elo? Season 11 has brought many changes to the game, and with that, everyone is destabilized from Challenger players falling to Diamond, to Iron players rising to Gold in just one season, yes, it is very possible and even you can do it if you follow some simple tips that you’ll find in this guide.
Taking some of these extra tips will not only help you with your league game play overall, but will help you with the Season 11 grind that you’ve been working towards. Let’s take a look at some of these tips and tricks to help you.
The Best Roles to Play in League of Legends
The best role to play in season 11 is by far the Jungle, because of how it can influence the whole map. You may be wondering how so? Don’t worry, let me explain.
If you are a jungler and you get to level 2 or 3 then decide to gank one of your laners and get him fed, that laner will be a strong threat to the enemies later on in the game. Granted, it is not always the case because some teammates in Iron, no matter how many kills they have will still sometimes not carry, but still, it is always worth a shot because of the enemy jungler. If the enemy jungler does it and destroys one of your lanes then you have failed and it is “Jungle Diff”.
It is also “Jungle Diff” if you do not counter-gank. The term “Counter Gank” is used to refer to your reaction as a jungler when the enemy jungler does a play. In an example, if you see that your top laner is getting ganked and you are top lane, a counter gank you could do is go and help your top laner. If you are not top, you can instead try to gank another lane or steal the enemy jungle resources while you can see he is far away.
One of the most important skills to have as a jungler is jungle tracking. Jungle tracking refers to you being able to guess where the enemy jungler is even though you cannot see him in the mini map. This skill comes with experience but it doesn’t hurt to familiarize yourself with it in low elo. A quick example is at the start of the game, if you know that your enemy jungler will start red then there’s a high chance he will gank the lanes closest to that camp at level 3. If you expect that, you can either ward next to these lanes, or even better prepare for a counter gank. They will never expect that in low elo so you should try this!
The best junglers in season 11 and in the current patch are Kha’Zix, Hecarim, and Shaco but these champions are not very reliable against tanky opponents, so it’s better to play junglers that can either deal with tanky enemies such as Olaf, or play as a tanky jungler such as Nunu and Amumu.
If you do not like playing Jungle or you don’t feel confident enough to carry your games, I have a few more suggestions if you are a casual player and you do not want to think too much about counter ganking, getting ganked, or carrying – simply play support. The best supports in Low elo are supports that have crowd control or stuns such as Leona, Blitz, Lux, and Morgana.
Another laner I recommend if you like fighting, but you don’t want anyone bothering you, is Toplane. Toplane is known as the Island because of how easy it is to forget about, especially if you play scaling champions like Nasus and Kayle. You could either just farm or play safe and wait for your power spike to surprise the enemies in late game and one shot their carries.
In the end these are just suggestions so make sure to play the role that you like the most and that fits your playstyle. And feel free to experiment in casual games or ARAM, as this will help massively with finding out your playstyle if you’re still quite new to the game.
The Best Champions for Low Elo
The best champions to play in Low elo are the simple champions like Annie or Garen. If you want to climb more easily, pick one champion and learn it to perfection. In other words, start out as a one-trick champion. Reach a skill level in a single champion where you don’t need to think about what spell does what, what counters you, how to deal with a certain matchup, what items to buy, what is the best combo, can I kill him when he is this low? Learning and mastering a champion like this will allow you to get a feel for the game, and be able to know the answers to these questions instantaneously.
League of Legends is a game that requires a lot of attention to details and information. If you are thinking about various information and you add to it the information needed to play your champion correctly, you will be lost. I highly recommend for you to pick one or two champions if you want to climb. If you want to have fun and just play whatever, then this guide might not be for you! Getting to grips in casual games is fine, but to get up to a high skill-level then this guide will still help you.
Some champion “Recommendations” for each lane if you want to climb fast are as follows:
This champion is beginner friendly and scales very well into late game so if you are having trouble in early game with it do not panic play safe and build for late game, he is very tanky but also doesn’t lack in damage
Makes your opponent rage quick because of how silly this champion is.
Easy mechanics to learn and perfect.
Struggles versus some matchups like Vayne, Gnar, Darius, Quinn, Teemo
The beast of late game team fights this champion makes enemies cry, he can just afk farm and even if your team is losing, once he builds some items no one can stop him in low elo (unless they buy Thornmail but they won’t because this is Iron).
Hard carry potential, particularly in late game.
Squishy and dies fast if stunned
Can be countered with some items such as Thornamil.
Veigar is a very strong champion, if you catch an enemy with your E in late Game it is a 100% kill even if it’s a tank.
The ability to delete someone from a team fight
Easy to play
Easy to build
Requires time to scale
A literal bully in lane and can single handedly turn a team fight in late game with her ult.
Strong in Lane
Strong in Late game
Her R is game changing
Useless if you’re too much behind in a game.
The only champion in the game with which you can go AFK and no one would report you.
Playing Safe in Low Elo Matches
After you pick your champion and start a ranked game, try your best not to die and farm as much as you can. Sometimes it’s not necessary to make plays and outplay your opponent mechanically, sometimes you just need to play safe to gain an advantage with farming and waiting for your item power spike.
By playing like this, you may lose the first 15-20 minutes of your game, but waiting for your power to build and spike in the game could lead to the victory in the end. Playing safe and assessing all situations when playing is crucial to playing the game successfully, and more importantly getting you out of low elo.
Farming in Low Elo Games
Farming is very important yet very underrated. Roughly speaking, 15 minions killed is equal to a kill, so if you have 15 more farm than your opponent then you are ahead of him in gold, for further tips on how to farm and lane please check our 5-TIPS for Low-Elo Players in League of Legends.
Having fun in the game is the most important thing, but it can also be the hardest part. Sometimes, you should not feel bad if you can’t climb quick enough, and try not to feel inferior to anyone else who is higher elo than you, it is a game and games are meant to be enjoyed. If you start feeling like you have to do this and that then it is no more enjoyable but who knows maybe the challenge of improving yourself is what makes you enjoy the game even more. Let us know what you thought about this guide in the comments below, or if you have any other recommendations for getting out of Elo hell, in League of Legends.