Originally Posted by GeorgeYuan96
I'm lvl 29 and halfway to ranked. I currently have 147 wins and 147 losses, exactly... But to help my future teammates and hopefully improve my game, I wish to ask a few questions.
1. How many regular normal games should I play/win before going in?
2. Should I duo-q with my friend for the first 10 ranked games?
3. What elo should I start building debuff removal items? QSS, Cleanse etc.
4. I've noticed that sometimes it is inevitable that the tank will get focused, should I continue applying pressure on their carries or help my team take out the tank?
5. When should I split push?
6. If I'm solo top, should I continue farming, if I'm under, or should I stay with my team? I solo top as singed, fiora.
7. If I'm jungling, should my lvl be on par with the bot lanes or the solo lanes?
8. How many minion kills should I average based on time? I currently have around 65-80 per 10 minutes.
Thank you for helping me out.
1. It depends on your comfort level and knowledge of the game. Do you know who counters who? Do you know what items to build in certain situations? When to secure various map objectives? I've seen guys with 800 wins who still don't know these things and guys with 250 wins who execute them well.
2. Duo queuing is generally a good idea as you have good communication and can rely on at least one other person on your team.
3. Depends on enemy team comp. If you see a Malz/Warwick on their team, you probably want to invest in a QSS to get rid of their ults asap. It has nothing to do with ELO.
4. Situational. Everyone yells don't focus the tank, but tanks barely exist in this game anymore. Most tanks are bruisers these days who's goal is to kill the AD carry. So by walking up to them to get in range of their carry, you're doing them the favor of letting them tear you apart. Not saying you should always focus the bruisers running at you, but sometimes it is the right answer. If you're dead, you do zero damage.
5. Not gonna touch this. I'm bad at split pushing and in general dislike it. Win a team fight and then push. Don't force your team to fight 4v5. If you're ahead you even up the advantage you have and if you're behind there is no way you can win. Very few champions can split push without amazing map awareness because they just get ganked.
6. Situational. Can you push down a turret? What are you giving up to do so? If your team fights, loses and they get dragon,even if you get that turret, it was probably a bad call to stay.
7. In the new jungle you'll never be on par with the solo lanes. Don't fall behind bot.
8. This is a common question and personally I prefer to compare myself to the enemy laner. If I'm at 100 at 13 minutes, but the enemy has 120, I don't feel good even though 100 at 13 minutes is typically good.