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Ah… League of Legends – the game you’ve spent hours upon hours playing only to rage quit after being placed in silver… yet again.

„It’s not my fault all my promos have an AFK jungler and a feeding botlane, “ you say to yourself after you queue up for yet another ranked game this pre-season.

While we believe you’ve gotten a couple of your games ruined by a troll before, if all ranked games were to be like that, there would be no high-elo players. Faker would be chilling in Gold while his teammates call him names for focusing the enemy carry while they all gang up on their fed Garen.

So, no matter what you say, there are ways to climb in this game, ways that truly matter.

Here they are.

Drop the ego

We get it – blaming a lost lane on your jungler is so much easier than admitting to your own bad plays. We’ve all been there, and it’s nothing unusual in competitive games. However, it may be the biggest obstacle on your journey to improvement, even if you’re not aware of it yet.

We suggest you replay your old matches, mainly those where you went 10/3/20 and still lost the game. You’ll quickly notice a plethora of things you could’ve done differently, especially when you’re that far ahead. Focus on yourself and your own skills, and stop flaming your teammates. It’s not healthy for your mental nor will it fix the situation you’re in.

Yes, you’ll still lose some of your games because someone on your team is not playing as well as they should, but you’ll be able to carry much more frequently.

If you were truly playing as a platinum player, you wouldn’t be in silver for that long – always remember that.

Learn more about wave management

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Have you ever heard people joke about pro play calling it „farming simulator“? Well, that’s true to an extent. Everything revolves around gold in this game: more gold = more items = better stats. Your KDA won’t matter if the enemy laner ends up with 100 more CS than you.

However, last hitting the minions is not all there is to efficient farming. Learning how to manage the wave is the best way to gain an early game advantage. It’s something that takes a lot of practice, especially when you’re getting counter-picked. We advise you to read up on some guides, watch some coaching videos, and try it out in the practice tool until you’ve got the gist of it.

Now, of course, this doesn’t apply to you (as much) if you’re a jungler or support main. You should still understand how it all works in order to help your team more effectively, but you don’t have to worry about it as much.

Keep your champion pool small

No matter if you’re a veteran player or you’ve recently jumped on the Arcane hype wagon and now trying to learn the game, you’ll never be able to master every available champion. At least not until you get better at other aspects of the game, such as wave management, objective control, and map awareness.

That’s why we recommend you keep your champion pool as small as possible. The fastest way to climb is actually finding your „main“ and becoming a one-trick player. Master all the mechanics of your chosen champion and you’ll be able to focus your attention on macro play instead.

We also suggest you learn to play your main’s counter picks as decently as possible and have a backup role in case you get auto-filled. In this way, you’ll still be able to play well when your champion is banned or chosen.

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Find your unique style and build your items accordingly

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Trying out different roles in normals is the best way to check what feels the best for you, especially if you’re a new player. It’s an excellent place to try out new builds and champions without losing LP. Never experiment with a new champion in ranked – it’s not worth the risk.

Your unique playstyle is what will define you as a League player later on. Some people prefer AP mages such as Xerath or Vel’Koz due to their potent burst damage and long-range playstyle that comes with it, others enjoy bruisers with tons of healing and damage such as Warwick, and some people play Yasuo due to his amazing 0/12 power spike.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure you switch up your build depending on your playstyle and the enemy team comp. For example, some Lux players enjoy taking Dark Harvest due to what it adds to their already strong burst damage, while others prefer poking their enemies to death with Comet. Similarly, some games they’ll rush Zonyas even before they’ve built Ludens (against Zed for example), while others they’d rather go for Spellthief’s Edge as their second item (vs Yone, Irelia, and other healing monsters).

Take a break from time to time

Sometimes, it simply won’t be your day. You’ll lose a couple of games no matter how hard you’re trying. It can get quite frustrating and tilting at times, so at that point, it’s best to take a step away from your computer and do something else. You should never play League when you’re in an extremely bad mood, especially if you’re serious about climbing. It simply never works out well, so avoid doing it at all costs.

Besides, we all know how toxic some games can get. It’s not good for your mental health or your confidence to be insulted and berated over a video game. Remember to always report all of those toxic players and never let it get to you!

The bottom line

In this article, we’ve discussed some of our favorite tips on improving your League of Legends skills to get you out of low elo hell as quickly as possible. We hope you found it helpful and we wish you the best of luck in all of your future promos. GG WP!