Originally Posted by Kerotan
Yep, ive tried both methods and have only had success with Dorian Ring.
Brill pot + HP pot is not enough.
Sorry, but this is incorrect.
Buying Elixir of Brilliance + Health Pot is more than enough to kill golem @ lvl 1. And you get the added bonus of having 140g left over after buying the consumables. This is the best method of early jungling in my opinion.
Use the Elixir before you engage the golem with drain (obviously) and use your health pot after your first drain is finished. You should now be getting health regen during your cooldowns, and you can get about 2 or 3 auto-attack hits in before drain is ready again.
Rinse and Repeat until he is dead. You should have a large portion of health when his mob is dead, if not completely full health.
By the time you run across the middle lane to your other jungle area, you should be around the 3min mark or so. After killing all the jungle mobs on both of your sides you should have around 800 gold, and can start building whatever, or mess with a lane long enough to afford boots (@925g for sorc boots).
I found this to be the most effective method of going about early jungling, and it also allows you to completely avoid picking up smite, saving your slot for something more impressive late-game.