Are you trying to spice up your jungle life? Well, this article covers 5 best off-meta jungle champions to help make your jungling exciting.
Jungling can sometimes become boring, especially if playing the same champion over and over again, so this is why these off-meta Junglers will give a new turn to your jungling experience, especially if you are playing with your friends.
League of Legends’ META consists of four lanes and five roles. For example, the role for the mid lane is typically occupied by a mage or an assassin, while the bottom lane , should have a damage-dealing marksmen and an enchanting support and the top layer should be a tank. Multitudes of champions with different abilities also help support this META. Going against this meta and playing champions not meant for their role is called off-meta.
5. Invisible Teemo
Do you want to completely destroy the enemy Jungler’s experience? Then lock in Teemo Jungle and walk into the enemy jungle and HIDE. Wait for them to come and simply kill the jungle monster in the last second and then kill the enemy Jungler too. If you have a good Jungling sense, then you can keep repeating this in the different parts of the jungle to make the enemies’ life miserable. Teemo also works in the jungle because he can set up ganks like no one else, going invisible in the middle of the lane and re-appearing once the enemy has crossed you is definitely tilting, especially if done on repeat.
Brand might seem completely off-meta and not viable in the jungle at all because you never see any mages in the jungle, but if you choose to try him out, you’ll be surprised. You may think that his clear is bad, but with the activation of his Passive on jungle monsters, clearing is quite easy. Ganking is also quite simple because of his sh*t ton of damage so you don’t need to worry about his viability. Brand’s stun also helps to set up ganks quite easily which means that you can do very well with Brand jungle.
Twitch might not seem that off-meta considering he works really well in the Jungle, but he is still an off-meta pick. You barely see any Twitch jungle players anymore but when you do, they carry the game. Twitch clear is kinda tricky because you need to make sure you kite while clearing to stay healthy, but apart from that he is solid. His level 2 ganks with his invisibility is almost always a kill and apart from level 2, he can simply walk to any lane with his invisibility and pick-up free kills from everywhere. Not only this, but he also turns into a hyper carry late game as he can almost one-shot their whole team if positioned right.
2. AP Nunu
If you are talking off-meta, then AP Nunu is the definition of off-meta. Imagine rolling down the river with the largest snowball ever and one-shotting the enemy. Imagine hiding in a bush and charging your Ultimate when an enemy walks by and they die immediately without knowing how or why they died. All this is possible by our beloved and dear, AP Nunu. If you combine AP Nunu with a Ryze on your team, you can definitely make some very interesting plays with the combination of both your Ultimates.
1. River Shen
Shen is one of the games’ oldest champions and, unlike other more popular new champions, does not see much gameplay. It is almost rare to see a Shen during a match and, when he is chosen, he is typically used as a tank support or tank top lane. But River Shen is another story.
River Shen creates its own role, play style, and even lane. The strategy is just to stay on the map’s river, gank a lane, and kill the opponent. To do this successfully, summoner spells used should be ignite and smite. You can easily do ganks with Shen thanks to his Taunt (E).
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