NEWS FLASH! New Jungle is New Jungle!

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Varaxael

Senior Member

12-04-2012

Yay, the Preseason patch is finally here! The new items and masteries are shaking up everyone's builds, and it'll take a while for most of us to figure out what we like best.

But while we're all focusing on the new toys available to us, let's not forget The Jungle. While everyone recognizes the obvious changes to their own spec and gear options, I personally am seeing a tendency to treat the jungle as though nothing has changed. This is simply not the case.

To start with, the new jungle is harder. As you can hear for yourself on the featured video, Riot's intent is to reduce the early-game decisive power of the jungler and make farming the jungler both more rewarding and more difficult. What this means for you, the lane players, is that your jungler will probably not be around as much as you are used to, and that certain conventions (I'm looking at you, Mid) may need to be adjusted.

It's too early to say exactly how the revised jungle will affect the new metagame - that's just going to take time and effort to hash out. But until we get everything settled, please, be kind to your jungler, and bear in mind that what you're used to thinking of as the "right" thing may no longer be correct.


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TFFoS

Senior Member

12-04-2012

The new jungle is actually incredibly easy after level 5 or so.