How to get out of silver Elo
1. Pick 1/3 easy champions
Why should you play only 1/3 champions? — Simple because it’s better to play at a good level with max 1/3 champions than play at a medium/low level as 5/10 champions.
Why should I play “easy champions”? — Every high elo player was starting with easy champion. It’s just much easier to focus on learning other more important things like csing or macro game when you are not making micro mistakes on your champion. When your general knowledge and rank will grow up, then you will try more mechanics champions.
Examples of good and easy picks in season s10:
- Top: Mundo, Malphite, Darius
- Jungle: Jarvan IV, Xin Zhao, Gragas, Kayn
- Mid: Malzahar, Lux, Lissandra
- Adc: Sivir, Tristana, Ashe, Ezreal
- Support: Karma, Janna, Alistar, Nautilus, Leona
2. Don’t try new champions in ranked game!
It is just a waste of your LP! If you wanna try a new champion just play a normal game. No point to play ranked game with champion which you are not confident.
First play some normal games and learn overall idea about champion + improve your mechanics. After that there will be time for rankeds.
3. Start game with /mute all
When you join the game just type on chat “/mute all”.
Why? — It’s pretty simple. If you want to win the game you must play well. If you want to play well, in the game you should be focused only on yourself. How can you be focused on yourself when you losing focus by reading and writing something on chat?
Mute all and write only when you must give info like “go baron”, “dive” or let’s scale!
4. Focus more on last hitting minions!
Gold from minions is one of the most important things in League of Legends. Especially on low elo people are focused only on killing players and they don’t pay attention to gold from minions. Not many people know that around 16 minions are worth the same gold as a kill and farm is just FREE.
How can I improve my last hitting? — It’s simple! Before the game just go to practice tool for 10 minutes and try to last hit all minions.
Remember that on every champ last hitting is different because of his animation and attack speed that’s why you should play only with 1/3 champs not 5/10.
5. Learn macro game
From my experience macro is something with every silver/gold/plat player struggle a lot. But what macro game really is? In general it’s all about knowing when and what we should do in the League of Legends. For example things like:
- What should I do after laning phase?
- Around which lane should I play?
- What we should do in the mid game?
- How to close the games?
- How to play from behind?
- How to take barons?
- What is our next goal?
- Should we group or split? Etc.
3 most important rules about macro game:
1. Objectives are more important than kills
2. Kills should be used to gain objectives.
3. Good vision and map control is the key to victory
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6. Improve your vision control
Wards are something that silver players often forget even when Riot Games has added trinkets as free.
There is one rule in the league of legends that always works — first think how to not die, then think about how to kill. When you come from the base don’t try instantly fight because it may turn out that the enemy jungler is near your lane. Put wards first and if you are safe then think about trades or killing enemy laner!
Play aggressively when you have wards or enemy jungler is spotted, and defensive when wards are down and you have no idea where the jungler is.
7. Watch minimap
Watching minimap is one of the most important things is League of Legends.
You can have wards on the lane but if you don’t spectate minimap then wards will not help you.
Habit of spectating minimap helping us in every phase in the game. Starting from the early game when you need to know where your jungler is and how your lanes are set, going to mid/late game when you need to see.
The best way to improve your map awareness is the rule that I’m calling 50/50. In 50% of the time your time you need to look at what you are doing and in 50% on the minimap. Just always look left > right > left > right… Not left > left > left > left > left.
8. Never surrender!
Why you shouldn’t surrender? Simple because especially in low elo people doing 100 mistakes per minute. It means that even if the enemy is hard ahead he still can do something stupid.
Play defensively and try to wait for the late game. In this phase of the game, everything can happen. One mistake of the enemy team can affect lost fight and free baron for you!
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