Jungling 101 From a Gold Jungler

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jjnn89

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11-20-2012

I have a question what are some common mistakes low elo junglers make? Specifically 1000-1300 with 20 games in. Still have trouble carrying out of elo hell.


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TNP Kubz

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11-20-2012

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I have a question what are some common mistakes low elo junglers make? Specifically 1000-1300 with 20 games in. Still have trouble carrying out of elo hell.
I would have to say just simply not making enough plays. To carry out, you need to go 5-0, 5-1, etc. each game and get ahead. You need to be more aggressive at lower elos because players make far more mistakes.


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Amatzikahni

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11-20-2012

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I have a question what are some common mistakes low elo junglers make? Specifically 1000-1300 with 20 games in. Still have trouble carrying out of elo hell.
Focusing too much on one specific thing. You have to do everything, and judgement in what to do and when comes with experience. It's the hardest role because of how important your decisions are. Mid can choose to wait a wave to go gank, or they can choose to zone, or they can choose to push, but the jungler has to decide when to farm, when to gank, when to counterjungle, when to time a countergank, when to secure buffs, when to clear wards, when to do everything. If you choose to clear a ward, you might miss a gank by one second or just miss saving your teammate when he dies from a gank. Likewise, you may decide to gank only to come to the lane and realize it was pushed. Since you have so many decisions on what to make, and usually you have to commit to a decision due to travel time, your decisions are the most important to control the flow of the game.

With that being said, you can't do everything all the time. But you shouldn't just do one or two things the entire time. You need to get a good grasp of how to successfully do each of these things, and then you need to learn when to do what. The best way to do things is to clear camps between ganks, and grab an oracle before 10 mins (depending on the game, it could be as early as 4 mins or sometimes you won't even need one). Constantly be looking for ganks whenever you're near a lane, and if you can't gank, continue farming/counterjungling and clearing wards. You may also need to hold lanes occasionally, and everything gets put on hold while the camps respawn and your ally comes back to lane. Just keep clearing wards/camps and ganking constantly.

Map awareness and game sense are also important factors to know when and where their jungler will strike and you can either stave off the gank, countergank, or gank elsewhere to secure an objective/tower. Again, jungle is the hardest role, so it will take time getting used to everything and thinking clearly in all circumstances (even if all three lanes are losing and you're getting counterjungled).


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jjnn89

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11-20-2012

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I would have to say just simply not making enough plays. To carry out, you need to go 5-0, 5-1, etc. each game and get ahead. You need to be more aggressive at lower elos because players make far more mistakes.
simple and effective ty


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jjnn89

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11-20-2012

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Focusing too much on one specific thing. You have to do everything, and judgement in what to do and when comes with experience. It's the hardest role because of how important your decisions are. Mid can choose to wait a wave to go gank, or they can choose to zone, or they can choose to push, but the jungler has to decide when to farm, when to gank, when to counterjungle, when to time a countergank, when to secure buffs, when to clear wards, when to do everything. If you choose to clear a ward, you might miss a gank by one second or just miss saving your teammate when he dies from a gank. Likewise, you may decide to gank only to come to the lane and realize it was pushed. Since you have so many decisions on what to make, and usually you have to commit to a decision due to travel time, your decisions are the most important to control the flow of the game.

With that being said, you can't do everything all the time. But you shouldn't just do one or two things the entire time. You need to get a good grasp of how to successfully do each of these things, and then you need to learn when to do what. The best way to do things is to clear camps between ganks, and grab an oracle before 10 mins (depending on the game, it could be as early as 4 mins or sometimes you won't even need one). Constantly be looking for ganks whenever you're near a lane, and if you can't gank, continue farming/counterjungling and clearing wards. You may also need to hold lanes occasionally, and everything gets put on hold while the camps respawn and your ally comes back to lane. Just keep clearing wards/camps and ganking constantly.

Map awareness and game sense are also important factors to know when and where their jungler will strike and you can either stave off the gank, countergank, or gank elsewhere to secure an objective/tower. Again, jungle is the hardest role, so it will take time getting used to everything and thinking clearly in all circumstances (even if all three lanes are losing and you're getting counterjungled).
Basically answered jungling in general thank you. Very thorough.


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TNP Kubz

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11-22-2012

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