So im only lvl 20 and have only a few games under my belt but i was thinking about the game on a team-tactic level. We seem to break down team comp really well and all that jazz on an individual level but because of the public nature of the game, and the fact that alot of people dont have vent it really seems to be like a team game on mute. people ping all the frikin time but hardly ever explain what the ping means (except for the god**** excessive baron pinging). Anyway, so i was thinking about tactics on a team level and came up with an idea. this is it:
3 solo lanes, 2 junglers.
The junglers operate perpendicular to the river as opposed to parallel. this means they are going into the enemy jungle half the time and claiming it as thier own. so they each have a blue and red buff and they have the same # of creep to kill. obviously there are dangers to this, largely due to infiltrating so far into enemy territory. So, ill try and list the pros and cons that i see and give some potential characters that this would/wouldnt work with.
Everyone is leveling up as maximally as possible.
as much gold as possible is being gained by the team.
2 junglers means they can get to troubled/gank lanes faster.
2 junglers can stuff an enemy jungler by supporting each other and if done well can take 1 enemy out of the fight by preventing leveling and gold.
better map awareness
Team is REALLY spread out
Junglers are very vounerable to laners coming back
if it goes bad i think it would go really bad
2 lanes are under constant pressure from 2v1s
the junglers i would think capable of doing this tactic best would be Udyr, shaco, warwick maybe nunu and poppy. i know poppy isnt a dedicated jungler, but she can shut down enemy junglers pretty effectivly.
the 3 laners would be whoever can do solidly on thier own against two enemies. im no expert on all the champions but i would think sion, irelia, mundo, vlad, blitzcrank, ect. could do alright.
The whole team would need to take teleport with the junglers obviously taking smite and the laners taking whatever as their secondary, though clairvoiance or even rally would seem to be pretty decent options. with teleport up and wards all over it would allow the team to rally around a point pretty quickly. the junglers could get out if need be or the laners could go suppor the junglers.
Now the biggest problem i see with this sort of jungling would be crossing the river. good teams are gonna ward all the crossings so they will know when your guys are crossing over. the increased distances b/c of the river might slow the jungling process down as well. the only way i could think to get around this would be oracles elixer or teleporting to wards across the river. i think it would be better to save the teleport for desperate situations and oracles is expensive early game, but its really the biggest thing i think would cause trouble.
Obviously this strategy would require huge amounts of communication but i think it would maximize a teams ability to farm gold and xp, plus shutting down the other teams jungler is always nice. It seems like a risky strategy, but it would also be super badass to send the boys in "behind enemy lines"
am i ******ed and should go back to my unranked solo que or does it have any viability? anyone tried it?