It has been almost a week since League of Legends Season 11 started. The changes to new itemization system since Patch 10.23 make the 2021 season different than before. Not to mention the introduction of new champions adds another factor to a player's strategy when it comes to grinding.
5 Easy Tips to Climb Easier in League of Legends Season 11
Here are few tips for both seasoned players and beginners to dive into the grinding journey:
1. Master At Least Two Champions in Two Roles
The common advice we hear when we first start playing League of Legends is to master the mechanic of one champion before anything else. While the notion is still very much true, it is not impossible to see our one-trick pony (OTP) champion gets banned, especially if the champion is a popular pick. This goes the same for roles. At some point, we may get auto-filled to other roles. To mitigate these, it is best to master at least two champions in two different roles.
2. Understand Mythic Items to Build
Mythic items possess passive ability that affect other Legendary items in your inventory. In the case of ADC, we may choose Kraken Slayer as our Mythic because the enemy team is pretty tanky. Kraken Slayer's passive empowers other Legendary items with 10% bonus attack speed. However if in another case, we need more mobility, Galeforce is the best option because its passive empowers each of our other Legendary items with 3% bonus movement speed.
3. Keep Up with Patch Notes
With so many changes and updates on a bi-weekly basis, players should keep up with the patch notes even if they do not directly affect the player's champion. They may affect your matchup, objective strategy, or simply your build alternatives.
4. Understand Team Composition
While everyone may want to be the carry in every single game, sometimes we need to adjust our picks based on what's needed. If the enemy mid laner chooses Galio, we may want to pick champions with global ultimate such as Twisted Fate or Sylas because we learn that normally Galio will try to roam to other lanes. As an alternative, we can also choose Teleport over Ignite to avoid getting outnumbered in skirmishes.
5. Have a Positive Mindset
Everyone in the League of Legends community wants to be better and have fun playing the popular game. Flaming, intentional feeding, and being away from keyboard (AFK) in-game would not help anyone to climb easier. Positive mindset also plays out even after series of losses in our ranked games. Once the MMR places us in the right division, those losses will eventually turn to victories.