Follow League Tips of the Day on Anook

League Tips of the Day is a public nook on Anook. Sign up to join this nook or create your own public community or private hideout for your blog, forum, guild or anything else you like.

Malithis

Almost finished a Bronze-Gold guide on what to do if you mess up in laning phase or come out behind. This is tailored a bit to top laners but can be used for ADC and some junglers. After this I will be giving some love to supports who are struggling to get gold including picks, strategies and even teaching the lane for those last pick supports. Thank you to @Spire for requesting an idea, any others will be considered and put into my schedule. GLHF

Malithis

Currently working on a youtube video for you guys. Any specific champions or things you guys are struggling with and would like to learn?

Malithis
  • Apr 24, 2015, 1:17:53 AM
Malithis

So freezing and pushing a lane and knowing who and when to do this with|?

Spire
  • Apr 24, 2015, 11:31:47 AM
Spire

Well I kinda know how that works but I meant sth more like having control over the lane so they push in your favor depending on the match up. So getting the control right at the start.

Malithis
  • Apr 25, 2015, 1:10:11 AM
Malithis

So for example if the lane isn't in your favor at all and you want to freeze it closer to your turret, how to make sure that is done right from the first wave or so? I won't lie to you I checked your division to get an idea of the people you'd be facing and saw you are diamond. So speaking relatively you are against much better opponents then i am used to. Generally speaking I would tell you to last hit only when absolutely necessary (let them get very low) and even sacrifice the odd ranged minion so the wave of gold coming in is positioned where you want it vs that 20 or so gold you sacrificed to get the wave to push. Vice versa frequent auto attacks while staying mobile and discouraging the opponent from auto attacking minions with any possible spells (love syndra, cass, and ori for this) will force the wave to push onto them. Remember triggering minion aggro can also control how much damage the minions are doing in lane so abuse this. Bait an auto attack with an Ori shield to soak it up if you want your minions to stop attacking enemy minions (your minions will now lose to the enemies unless you auto back), or as you might see Link do in older matches abuse the Ori shield and soak up the minion aggro while auto attacking his opponent getting poke damage and winning a trade while giving time for his minions to attack the enemy minions for free subtly pushing the lane forward. This might be a bit of a mess so I apologize, I understand this concept and use it time to time but the people I face are much more lenient (they still just try to perma push or perma poke lol).

Malithis

Hey guys,

 

So obviously with the start of a new season being one month in and people beginning to place and feel the grind, I want to remind everyone 2 very basic things I am not seeing friends or gold and under players doing. One is raging for little to no reason, rage happens and it makes sense sometimes. Sometimes your yasuo mid quits or goes in 5v1 20 miles away in a very close 70 min game losing it for you guys. But if a teammate is actually struggling and is pulling negative scores help them instead of wasting time typing. Typing and raging just hinders the person we assume needs to carry (you) and he/she is probably not going to do any better behind if they didn't do well when even. Even help winning lanes or something.

Second thing is super easy and I'm surprised how little it is happening: warding. I was playing 9-10 games the other night with a bunch of gold players. As a jungler I was placing far more wards than any other player and wasn't using sightstone. I assume gold players and some silver players understand how to ward and how important it is, maybe people are getting back into league like myself and are forgetting?

Malithis

I suggest that while everyone is getting used to the jungle, players looking to play that position should practice and pick up a strong counter jungler. Longer respawn times and a new item to make counter jungling safer makes trundle and nunu very fun to play. And with these new items, you don't have to sacrifice much to open up those doors.

Malithis

Very excited for the preseason and for me the return of league. Unfortunately i was not able to play League much this year due to computer issues but i am excited to announce that with this preseason i will be returning. As league changes so does this page, some may have noticed the nook is now called "League tips of the day" where i will not just talk about ways of improving your mid lane but personal discoveries, ideas, patch changes etc for you to learn more about the game, look at a professional game differently and grow as a player. I look forward to a new year of league with all of you and also will be looking towards being more interactive with members.

Malithis

Hey everyone just wanted to thank everyone for the support, even during the times that i am not active. This is not a specific tip that can improve one's play but always keep an eye out for that "sleeper" champ that you really enjoy and can do really well in your elo. A helpful way of doing this is either looking at the lolking charts on your area/elo and seeing who is performing well that isn't "part of the meta" and try to understand why. OR you can think to yourself what is a good champion to play for the division you are in. For example fizz was the bronze slayer and many other champions are strong at snowballing or hindering a team that is inexperienced. I generally played kennen or Cass at low silver/bronze games to carry my team. Both had strong aoe cc that could set up my team initiate/skill shots while playing a character that has some poke and good damage. Sometimes that one champion that baffles your opponents can be more effective than another ziggs or lulu.

ex.

Bronze- malzahar, talon, roam katarina, Heimer

Silver- Lissandra, Kassadin, Kayle, Lux/Brand

Malithis

Feb-14 Crystaline Flask is helpful to start if you are against a heavy poke lane that you do not think you can win, Dorans shield is a strong start for melee units who do not need mana regen early and plan on taking auto attack harass while farming, or for non mana users who need hp against burst champs. Doran's shield is a strong start as a mana user who needs early hp against poke or burst, or if you feel the lane is even/in your favor. Boots is generally a poor start unless your character needs to dodge skill shots frequently (such as vs Cass). These are some examples of early game items, remember to build to win lane even from the very start. Find too many lower level players just buy dorans ring no matter what.

Squabba
  • Apr 26, 2014, 8:09:27 PM
Squabba

Keep the tips coming we appreciate them!

Malithis
  • May 9, 2014, 6:10:14 AM
Malithis

thanks man. will do, took a break for a bit to play some smash. may do some general tips etc and maybe patch note tips ("x champ will be strong with changes") etc

Malithis

Hey everyone, as you see the AP carry tips of the day is back. While tips might not always be daily i will try my best to not only continue this blog but also use some new programs i have recently found to record games etc. Remember this is generally aimed at lower elo players striving to get better so if any players would like to learn something about the game feel free to let me know.

OriginalHayze
  • Feb 12, 2014, 9:54:57 PM
OriginalHayze

Feel free to shoot me up too, Mid and Jungle are my Fav's but im also a pretty good top, there are a bunch of us that will try to help :D

Prophetor
  • Feb 16, 2014, 7:35:46 AM
Prophetor

no love for the ad mids? ;~;

Malithis
  • Feb 17, 2014, 6:51:57 PM
Malithis

:P I include tips for them as well but i'm going off what i know/experience and i do not play many ad mids. Just consider it mid tips

Malithis

Feb 12- Always keep in mind how many fotm (flavor of the month) picks are decided; these are champions who are very efficient at organized 5v5 play in the LCS or champions who are incredibly strong at the moment and will be receiving nerfs relatively soon. Some fotm picks may not be as effective in solo queue at lower elos because teams and fights are much less organized. Also remember there are always champs that do extremely well in solo queue against unorganized teams but cannot be played in the LCS (such as shaco, trynd, etc) these champions generally do not get nerfed as frequently and are safer picks to commit time to and master. When choosing what mains you want for this season decide: do you want to keep adapting like the best players in the world, constantly changing champions never mastering any? Or do you want to master champions you truly enjoy and should stay consistently strong throughout the season? This choice is yours.

Malithis

Feb 11- Lissandra is a very good champion to have in your pool for ranked/normals. Her kit is very powerful and is excellent for solo queue. Her ultimate essentially cancels out one member of the opposing team and her cc/utility is extremely powerful for an ap mage. Great against teams who have a very strong snowball champion such as Kat or zed. Late game peel for the adc while ulting the most dangerous opponent and bursting them down.

Malithis

Feb-10 Just a general quick tip with jungle wukong being a common fotm pick and invisibility having slightly less counter play. Until 4.2 (and possibly after) the mini map glitch will bug the "invis" champion when he enters your normal sight range. Ex. Wukong uses w and leaves bush near you, because he would normally be in sight the game still does the mini map glitch and shows wukong briefly on the mini map randomly. This only buys 1s maybe but to sustained invis champs this may save your life.

Malithis

Happy new years eve everyone! To celebrate a new year and my birthday i shall be playing A-Z mid so far on Alistair :/. Because of tower still in the shop i cannot record or stream but any interested in joining on the fun add "malithis" my smurf on NA. :)

Malithis
  • Dec 31, 2013, 5:42:22 PM
Malithis

yeah its fun so far. ali is my only loss XD

Volibear22
  • Dec 31, 2013, 6:20:01 PM
Volibear22

happy new year all of you

Malithis
  • Dec 31, 2013, 6:48:01 PM
Malithis

eugh maybe not, wanted to league for my birthday and this guy is deciding to play league....thanks dontbefail....don't do it

Malithis

Happy holidays!

Snoggn
  • Dec 24, 2013, 5:43:13 PM
Snoggn

You too!

Malithis

Any suggestions on champs you would like to learn about mid lane? Bringing back my syndra, cass, and retesting ryze. Also tuning up my gragas, fizz, zed, ahri and Tf. I have adequate knowledge of almost all mids so would just need a few weeks to make sure i gave higher quality information.

GamerBeast
  • Dec 16, 2013, 9:16:22 AM
GamerBeast

I used to play mid lane quite a lot before I started playing support. If you are looking to crawl with the meta, I'd suggest Gragas, Syndra, Ahri is sitll really good in my opinion. Ryze not so much because he is a hardcore late game champion now (range reduction on his spells). Give TF a try. And definitly Fizz and Zed. Morgana might be a decent pick.

Malithis
  • Dec 17, 2013, 3:31:01 AM
Malithis

just asking what people wanna learn about

Malithis

Hey guys. To make up for the disappearance i will share a great resource from a much stronger mid player than i am in the meantime (while working on vids etc), Enjoy!

Mid tutorial by Bischu + Other tips.
www.youtube.com
LoL Wiki http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_champions Timer …