From one LoL player to another, this is something that we have all faced – reaching hard for the stars but failing each time. In other words, as hard as we try, we can’t seem to win and get those League Points. League is a huge MOBA. We’re talking over 8 million players joining in daily, and with this comes many experienced players. So, if you’re searching for ways to improve your ranked games so that you can quickly climb the League of Legends ranked ladder, these tips will give you a very much needed boost…
Know the LoL Champions
This may seem obvious, but we cannot stress how important it is to know the champions. As of August 2020, there are 150 champions, and knowing their abilities can help you counter your opponents’ picks.
If you’re not able to name all five abilities of the champions’, then there’s an issue. Before you even jump into ranked matches, you need to learn the champions’ abilities, no questions asked.
Riot routinely pushes out new champions, so each time one emerges, you need to set some time to the side and learn it.
Choose Your Favorite Champion
Once you have taken the time to get to know all of the Champions and their abilities on LoL, it’s time for you to choose your favorite champion. If you choose a champion and stick with playing him/her in a particular role, you can quickly climb the LoL ladder.
Once you learn the mechanics of your champion, you can help set your team up for victory. Mind you, mastering your favorite LoL champion isn’t going to happen overnight – this is something that is going to take time and patience.
Watch other Players
While we tell fellow gamers to watch their own gameplay and learn from their mistakes, on the same note, we tell them to watch other players. We recommend finding a high ranked person who plays your favorite champion and watch them – see how they play. By doing this, you will learn a lot, and it’s even better when they explain their moves to their viewers.
Don’t Just Focus on LP – Focus on Improving as Well.
If you really want to become a good League of Legends player, then you shouldn’t just be focused on LP – you also have to focus on improving. This may seem obvious, but you shouldn’t spend your time worrying about getting LP; you should be focused on getting better.
When you finish a match, the first things that run through your head shouldn’t be “how much LP did I lose” or “the other team shouldn’t have won.” Instead, your thoughts should be something along the line of “What can I do to play that game better” and “What did I do wrong?”
Don’t let your fellow teammates or your loss of LP throw you off your game and stop you from improving. Don’t be afraid of losing LP to the point that it causes you to have anxiety each time you play, because this isn’t going to get you far.
Ever heard the saying “Don’t sweat the small stuff”? Of course you have …LP is the small stuff, in this case, so don’t sweat it.
Don’t Get Frustrated.
If you continue to lose at LoL, you may become frustrated. Instead of getting frustrated, stop what you’re doing and take a breath of fresh air. Think about your gameplay and figure out what you’re doing wrong.
Many times, teammates blame each other for losing, and this isn’t a good way to improve. Instead of being the one that blames your team for losing, ignore their moves, and look at your own gameplay.
Take a Break if You’re Tilted
When you’re tilted, your performance isn’t going to be good. If you feel yourself getting tilted and can’t seem to snap out of it, then it’s time to take a break from the game. Clicking that “Play Again” button isn’t going to help you – it’s not going to prove that you’re a good player. So, stop what you’re doing, remove your hands from your keyboard, and walk away for a bit. Once you do this, a lot of those frustrations you were feeling will go away, and you’ll see that it’s not worth getting so angry over.
Minions play a big role in LoL. When managing your minion wave, there are three main things a player can do. 1. You can slow push, 2. You can fast push or 3. You can freeze the wave.
When you slow push, this means that you will be leaving up to three minions alive, allowing time for your ally minions to slowly gain numbers.
When you fast push, this means you’ll be progressing the wave by taking out as many minions as fast as possible.
When you freeze the wave, you’ll be taking a tit-for-tat approach making it so that the wave doesn’t advance or retreat. When an enemy takes a siege minion out, make sure you do the same.
The type of pushing mechanic you should use will all depend on whether you’re in the early, middle, or late game – it will also depend on your situation. You can use the freezing wave mechanic to make it easier to farm, while the slow pushing method can be used to set up roams around the map. Hard pushing can take an opposing champion out, which can set up an uneven fight.
Mute Players Who Complain
No one has time for complainers in League of Legends. If you have teammates that are complaining, then mute them. Yes, talking to your team can come in handy, but sometimes, it can lead to arguments, which can bring the entire team down, mentally. If another player starts to complain, just mute them, and you won’t know what they’re saying – this will help improve your gameplay.
Besides, typing in the game can take your attention away from your gameplay, which is what you should be focusing on. Even if you’re not arguing, it’s the act of typing that can worsen your gameplay.
Don’t be one of those people that argue back – just mute them and avoid an argument.
The Practice Tool
Something else we recommend is taking advantage of the practice tool. The practice tool is the perfect place to practice champion combos, practice flashes, tricky warding spots, farming minions, and get the feel of how a new champion works.
Resources – be Greedy
When it comes to resources, be greedy, but let your support players have some as well. You need to take as many camps as you can, as much farm as possible, and as many resources as your team can give. When you’re in SoloQ, there’s only one factor you can control: yourself. This means that you need to set out to make yourself as strong as you can and not rely on your teammates.
With those thoughts in mind, stick to this:
- Don’t take jungle camps at the beginning of the game – wait until either mid or late game. As for your Jungler’s red buff, don’t even touch it; that belongs to them.
- Don’t take farm from a teammate when you know they’re about to complete an item. Give them the opportunity to finish that one item as this can work in your advantage.
- If you’re a support player or a tank, then let the carries get some of the farm. Let a Master Yi get his Guardian Angel, or Caitlyn get a third item faster; it’s not going to hurt you.
Some final advice – when you’re playing League of Legends, and you’re trying to quickly climb the ladder, don’t forget to keep your thinking cap on.
Climbing the Ranked ladder in LoL isn’t easy, but if you put some thought and tips into practice, along with commitment, you will climb those ranks before you know it.