Originally Posted by ugotthestuffxp
1 dont blame the jungler for everything
2 the junlger in my opoion should do little ganking while he has buffs
3 the jungler should look to gank by about 5-7 mins in to the game
4 its true that the jungler has alot to do but the jungler's job is to control bufss first then ganking second
but you are right jungler should look to gank when ever he can and try not to neglect lanes
2. The jungler should gank whenever he knows he can get out safely. If a lane is pushed and the enemy laner has half health, then a gank makes sense. If you know the location of the enemy jungler and adjacent laners, then not ganking is disadvantaging your laner -- you aren't costing him anything outright, but you're setting him behind where he easily could be. If the enemy is at full health or if the lane is not pushed, then ganking is generally a bad idea except for harassment purposes.
3. Some junglers excel at very early ganks, such as Lee Sin, Maokai, and Pantheon. Giving a laner an early advantage via first blood or damaging their lane partner is a great idea if your jungle champ can handle it. However, a jungler should fully clear his jungle before going back for the first time, maybe
with the exception of double golems, in cases where he has no successful ganks in order to stay up to speed with the laners and the other jungler. Risking losing too much health in an early gank may set you back if you fail, so only do it if you think you can get away with it.
4. The jungler's primary job is to beat the enemy jungler through outfarming him, counterganking, and invasion when possible. Ganks for the sake of helping lanes to win their matchups come second to that
, not to buff control. Blue buff is there to help you clear and your mid to win if you choose to spare it, sure, but Red is made
for ganking. Extra damage and a slow is vital for some junglers when ganking -- and it doesn't do enough damage to help with clear times. If you're afraid of passing buffs off to an enemy laner, then gank more intelligently. Don't go in when you might die, like at half health. Use wards to help with that.