Map control is imperative to gaining the upper hand in a competitive MOBA game such as League of Legends. Contrary to general belief, warding isn’t only the support’s job – it requires the whole team’s effort, if you really want to have full control of the map. This series will cover proper warding, as well as de-warding, for League of Legends account users – whether you are a support or a carry. Find out more in the article below!
Bottom Lane Warding for League of Legends Account Users
Like we have mentioned before, the support has the primary duty to ward the map to provide vision to the team. Most of the time, a team loses to another during a clash due to insufficiency of map control. The other team can gain the upper hand then, and will be able to position themselves in such a way that they could easily ace you.
Once the lane phase begins, you have to use your trinket to ward the lane bush to evade whatever free poke the enemy support and carry throws at you. Later on, your aim should be to win the ‘ward war’. This means successfully de-warding the other team’s wards, and strategically placing your own wards to control the map.
Tribush, Gank Opening, Lane Dominance for League of Legends Account Users
When you put a vision ward in the tribush, you open a way for your jungler to gank your enemies from behind. It’s much easier to control this bush if you are playing in the blue team. However, you can place a vision ward there when you playing on the red side – only if you are dominating the lane, or when you see that your jungler is nearby and ready to gank. Otherwise, if you are a bit behind, ward a river bush to have at least a vision of one of the possible ways the enemy jungler (or enemy mid laner) can pass through when they come down for a gank.
Preventing Ganks in Bot Lane for League of Legends Account Users
Lane ganks on the bottom lane are often, especially when there are champions who have crowd control abilities with a long range engage (champions like Amumu or Nautilus) playing as the support. There are two ways to protect yourself from that. The first is less effective, but it also provides vision in the lane bushes and allows your top laner to teleport behind your enemies:
On the blue side, use the ward spot at the top of the image. On the red side, use the ward spot at the bottom of the image. Put a ward on the edge of the bush whenever possible. This way, you can see the upcoming enemy jungler as early as possible and allow your ally from the top lane to teleport behind your foes.
The second method – also called deep warding – is not commonly used, but would be extremely helpful as it warns you about upcoming jungler much earlier. If you have an opportunity to put a ward at these spots it would help you a lot. Also, these wards reveal the enemy jungler at Gromp or Golems camps, providing additional help for your team.
Controlling the Dragon’s Pit for League of Legends Account Users
Warding the Dragon even in early game is the main responsibility of support. This is especially true because there are many junglers who can solo this objective. A ward on Dragon’s Pit is more useful than in a river bush because you would see upcoming threat earlier. You can save a vision ward for the moment when your team would gather to slain the Dragon. Always refer to the timer for the Dragon every time it’s slain by your team or by the opposing team, so that you’ll know when to start setting up wards.
As an AD carry on your LoL account, you can use any of listed ward spots to help your support, except those which are really far from the lane. Use your trinket to put a ward when you come to lane, and later in the game, you can pick up one ward until your support gets a Sightstone.
We’ll continue on to warding the jungle in the next guide. For the meantime, log on to your LoL accounts and start applying these strategies!