League of Legends 10 Things Keeping You From Gaining Elo

1. You Die Too Much

If you are dying a lot in ranked games you will probably not gain elo very quickly. Dying, even if it results in getting a kill may not be worth it in all situations. Don't be a feeder think the genius you are and only pick fights that you know will result in kills and great trades. The best trades result in no deaths for you team. Don't be a hero bro.

  • Avoid dying and always try to play safe. This is really important because it prevents you from feeding and increases your chances of winning.
  • Examine your mechanics and decision making and really objectively think about what is causing you to die so you can fix it.
  • Let people die. If they are stupid and get caught don't die trying to save them you are just giving them an extra kill in most situations.

2. You Rage at Your Team

Raging is tempting when the people you are playing with are being stupid as normal, but here's the deal. Raging accomplishes nothing. I mean it might feel good to tell a teammate when they are messing up, but it wont make them play better it will probably make them rage and play worse. Give them tips or don't say anything at all. Keep a mindset of carrying the bad players and that you always can carry them.

  • Rages lose more games than anything else. People will feed on purpose and stop trying if you rage at them.
  • People have feelings. I know it is a game and is easy to sit behind a computer screen and rage. You must realize that these are people with feelings.
  • Disable chat if you have to. Ignore everyone on your team at the start of the game and disable mute if you need to say something important. Trust me it helps.

3. You Can't Last Hit

If you can't last hit you are putting yourself at a big disadvantage. Last hitting is the key to getting gold and getting an advantage. Mechanics can bet the difference between high elo and low elo. Focus on improving this skill and you will gain elo.

  • Last hitting is the number one skill in League of Legends. You could have the best judgement in the world but if you constantly miss last hits then you will fail.
  • Practice vs bots. It is boring but it will help you get better. Professionals in Korea do this and it is why they have such great mechanics.

4. You Get Caught Late Game

Sorry but this is a deal breaker. Getting caught late game is about the worst thing you can do in ranked games. Not only does it make you look like a noob, but it allows the enemy to take an objective and gain a lead. No one wants to be the guy who throws the game because you wanted a few cs top. Some players don't know what to do when it gets to late game. That's what I am here for. Late game, group up with your team and catch the enemy team. Make the other team mess up and get caught not you.

  • Buy wards. Wards not only help you but they help your team. A well placed ward can prevent your from getting caught and losing the game.
  • Group up. Grouping makes getting caught out of the picture. Teams that work together and group tend to win more games.

5. You Don't Know How to Play Your Role

Every role is very specific and can be hard to play. If you are an ad your job is to do as much damage as you possible stay alive as long as possible. Your job is to kite and get kills. If you are a support your job is to peel for your carry and make sure he does not die. Tanks are supposed to soak up damage and disrupt the enemy team and maybe even go after a carry. Mages are suppose to burst the enemy and assassinate squishies. Learn what role you are playing and do it like a boss.

  • If you are a bad at a role tell your team. This will help them pick the roles you cannot do and increases your chances of getting the role you want.
  • Try to be familiar with every role. There are going to be situations where you will need to play a role you do not want to. Make sure you can still play it decently so you don't cause your team to lose.

6. You Don't Know How to Support

This also goes for people who know how to support but don't care and play poorly if they are forced to support. Lets face it, supporting is part of League of Legends and if you don't want to do it or accept that you have to sometimes, find a different game. Supporting is important and is vital to winning games. Don't feed and try. Try Hard!

  • Support is relatively easy to learn. You do not need great mechanics to support which is why it is easier to play. It is not a picnic though. It still takes work and focus to play it successfully.
  • Main a support champ and spam it. You will get better the more you play and eventually you will be sufficient in the role.

7. You Don't Know How to Jungle

Jungling is important and this goes for more of the lower elo players. You're team needs a jungle and needs a jungle that knows what he is doing in order to win. If you do not have any idea how to jungle I suggest you learn because it is very important and make or breaks games. Be a game maker and carry that team.

  • Watch a jungler stream. Streams can be found on Twitch.tv and watching them will make you a better player. Make sure you pay attention and think about what they are doing and how to improve your play style.

8. You Play Champions You are Bad With

I know you might really like to play certain champs but win ratios don't lie. If you have a 20% win ratio with a champion don't expect to win games you play with that champion. This is your stats telling you that you are not good with a champ and should probably stay away from playing it in ranked games. Try and focus on playing the champs you have with very high win rates. If you win 6 out of 10 games with a champion your elo will go up in time because you will win more than you lose. That's all that matters baby!

  • Avoid champions you have a bad win rate with. Win rates tend to be pretty accurate once you have played around ten games. If you lose all the time there is probably an inner problem. Don't worry. Just stick to the ones you can play well and you will find a greater success.

9. You Don't Know How to Counter Pick

Counter picking isn't as important in lower elos but once you get to higher elo it is vital to counter pick. Counter picking gives you an extreme advantage and helps you win your lane. Winning lane wins games. Elo is a statistic and gaining elo is about winning more than you lose. If you win lane your chances of winning go up and you win more than you lose ultimately causing you to gain elo. Counter picking will help you win games and gain elo.

  • Know all the champions in your role. The more you play and the more champions you know the easier counter picking becomes. Because League of Legends is so broad, you want to stick to your role at first and learn counter from there.

10. You Aren't Playing

The biggest thing from stopping you from gaining elo is to not play. You will never gain elo if you aren't playing ranked games. Never settle for an elo that you have that you are not satisfied with. If you want to make it to platinum play until you get there. Always focus on getting better and learning as much as you can. Be a pro!

  • Don't be afraid to lose games. Success only comes from learning from your failures and mistakes. A lot of people get lucky and get a higher elo than there are suppose to be at so they stop playing because they are afraid to lose it. Who cares? Just keep playing and improving your skills and you will get an elo beyond your wildest dreams.

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promumu 4 years ago

trolls not number 1 in list?


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passthejelly 4 years ago from Lakewood Colorado Author

I guess it fits in with raging lol.


18 3 years ago

4 noobs cannot carry. If i play 2~3ranked matches per day, i win all but if i play more than tht, up to 8 or 10, i loose like half of it because riot put me with so many noobs to prevent disequality. So try to play two games per day, u will get about 30 points per day, 1month u will be in 2000 elo


wtf 3 years ago

this is the same thing as your how to get out of elo hell you just changed the words a bit


thepusher90 3 years ago

what if i have a negative win ratio with all the champs i played in ranked? shall i search for new ones or what?


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passthejelly 3 years ago from Lakewood Colorado Author

I would play the ones that you are the most experienced with and you will start winning more and more. Stick with your best champion and you will get better. I promise :)


BrutusCz 3 years ago

Rage/being generally offensive to your teammates: should be 1.


u want me 2 go with u lol 3 years ago

u want me 2 go with u lol


Tom 3 years ago

It's seriously not my fault. I always get stuck with support, do good in lane. It's not enough to be good at your role. Your teammates also have to not be retards.


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passthejelly 3 years ago from Lakewood Colorado Author

This is the bad attitude. You can carry to high elo just by playing support. Focus on warding up protecting your carry and winning lane. You will win more games and will go up. It just takes time. Work on another role if you don't like support because if you have a bad attitude about it you will probably lose more games.


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Lucas W. Sarandy 2 years ago

What do i do if i'm a main support? i'm very experienced, have took all the advices i can from high elo main supports and some i found by my self, i can't carry 4 other people who wants to get kills and forget that playing safe early is the closest to winning a match, i got 6 defeats in streak now, i never felt like i played badly, but seeing the other guys starting fights already in the picking screen is frustrating, just like seeing your adc jumping with no mana in the enemy adc without saying/pinging anything and dying seconds later calling you a bunch of names. I don't like to blame my team for my losses, because losing is completely normal in this game, but my last matches have been terrible and the more i lose, the worse it gets.


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passthejelly 2 years ago from Lakewood Colorado Author

You just have to wait for your teams to balance out. In League, if you play enough games, your individual skill will eventually shine through and you will be able to gain rank. It is all about your impact on the game and the more you impact the game the more games you will win and the higher rank you will be.


zac the blob 2 years ago

This blog is completely retarded. Those tips are only for noobs that can't play. But often enough there are worse players than noobs:

-Trolls

-People that instalock

-People that ignores lane calls in ranked matches (despite Riots own forums that say team cooperation first then pick order if no one agrees). This leaves people who can't play those lanes well automatically gg.

-Morons that have absolutely no map awareness

-Idiots that refuses to "b" and heal and just keeps pushing

-Junglers ignoring lanes

-Crap players that doesn't focus on dmg champs but instead hit tanks

-The list goes on....

The list in this article don't even cover the real reasons I mentioned.


SpinToWin 2 years ago

God forbid someone actually wants to learn the game. Being a dick in a long winded article is not helping anyone. You want a community with competition or do you want a barren wasteland full of trolling elitist pricks?

Maybe actually helping someone instead of being a dick would help keep the community alive. You are the try of player that attacks others when they ask a simple question in chat, as such you are the reason for the new rules involving banning and reporting people. I hope all of you die off and the game gets a nice, nontoxic community.


Centium 20 months ago

I disagree with everything said here. I can play all roles and I know all champions. But after the 30 minute everyone starts soloing in the enemy jungle and they don't listen to absolutely anything that I am trying to say to them. Pretty much I can't carry 4 people alone every game.

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