Originally Posted by Impy912
Wards win games most importantly, also just play champs you are comfortable with. Read top player guides if they have comments on matchups of champs you play.
Don't take unnecessary risks, if you are in the early stages of laning, forcing the enemy champ to go back is almost as good as a kill, you get the cs lead, the exp lead, and you can possibly do some turret damage. Going 1 for 1 is NEVER good unless they are on a huge streak, and even then it's situational. Think of it this way, you getting the kill in a 1 for 1 exchange doesnt matter, the enemy getting the kill does. idk if I worded this last part good or not
It's not so much things like warding or knowing a matchup, it's just blundering them. Like last night I lost anivia vs a kat; every other time I play that lane I just pubstomp it or make them stay at turret all game and I freeze lane, but I lost. Not to ganks or anything, just straight up lost.
I see what you're saying with the last part, my rules for 1 for 1s are:
1. Lane is pushing/jungler is there to get it pushing (enemy loses on xp/some turret) if enemy jungler is mia, and wave isn't really pushing, only worth if your jungler is right behind you.
2. Gold importance. Obviously getting a kill as vayne is more important than giving a kill to someone like MF. Not that she can't use the gold, but that 300 is more valuable for you. Shutdowns included in this, unless you're playing like a support, then 500g for 300g not really worth.
3. Finish off an ace/split pushers. If there's a fed guy I'm 1v1 and we trade off, that's a win for my team doing the 4v4; shutdown or not.
Originally Posted by Robert Sinclar, Esq.
play 100 games with the same champ and know exactly what your strategy is in each lane matchup. Nothing you do will make your random teammates more consistent though.
I normally play the same champions, jax, cho, trist, cait, sivir, anivia, kat, singed, sona, Janna, taric, fids, but I do change if need be, like I was playing into an ahri so I went Annie. I did fine except for vi turret dives 24/7