Optimus Tom’s “I See What You Did There” is a full blown exploitation of League Of Legends Spectator mode! Optimus Tom jumps into the heat of your favorite player’s games and dissects their game play to a level any Summoner can read up on! On top of live in game commentary on the pro’s item builds and character selections, Tom takes full fledged notes every episode on key things in the game play, and links you to them to study! Set on improving your game play, Optimus Tom will have you saying “I See What You Did There!” to the play of your favorite pros!
Episode 6 takes a look at dignitas scarra, playing a from a different perspective in the game with a champion on the rise – Jungle Diana!
This is a 2 parter – sorry it was so long!
Don’t forget to check out the notes:
Dignitas scarra – Jungle Diana!?
- It’s interesting to take a look at players outside of their normal role, and when a certain champion is on the rise they will want to learn everything about it. This can go hand in hand with some lessons in In The Zone Ep. 33 about learning a champion/role and practicing til you’re satisfied with your results
- With the influx of Korean teams picking Diana (Azubu Frost using her to beat their brother team Blaze), NA and EU teams may want to try her out as well.
- When you’re first learning a champion, make sure not to overestimate what you think that character can do. If you get yourself in a bad spot, it could spell DOOM for yourself, or your allies.
- Also, when you’re learning a character, take some time out before you queue up to go over what exactly their skills do, so that you can make on-the-fly intelligent decision.
- By not getting your blue buff, you’re learning the limitations of your champion in the most dire circumstances. This means that no matter what, you’ll know the worst and best case scenario when it comes down to the wire.
- Practicing by yourself doesn’t always mean you’re improving just your own play! Picking up on little things here and there will only help to improve your overall team situation! IE – testing the limits of a solo middle champion without their blue buff. This opens a world of opportunities to team compositions with more blue buff dependant junglers!
- If you’re trying out a damage dealing jungler in a meta game currently saturated with utility jungler (like this Maokai) you need to make plays, you need to make things happen!
- As stated above, when you’re practicing a new champion, don’t overestimate your own skill! Don’t be afraid to buy a little extra in the wards or potions department if you feel like you haven’t mastered the character yet.
- If you’re going to deal damage, make sure you do as much as possible to as many targets as you can! Stealing away enemy wraiths gives you a CS lead, in addition to this, puts the enemy jungler at a disadvantage!
- This is only going to go double, if not more so when you’re in a jungle position. Damage dealing Junglers like Shyvana do this all the time to great success! Diana has a great escape tool by tagging a target with her Q, and then dashing away with her R.
- Identify what lanes are strong, and what lanes are not and make sure you help them out! this is a lesson we can apply to any role we play! But it’s extremely important for junglers, and those mid lanes who wish to roam!
- If you see multiple members of the enemy team in top lane, and Dragon is up – this is your chance to take a Dragon for free! If your top lane dies, then you trade for Dragon. Even if the two members of the enemy team up top manage to take the top tower, your gold counts will be pretty much equal.
- Forcing a fight with number advantage is always a great idea, no matter who’s on your team, or what role you’re playing
- If you’re on the issuing end of that gank, and you see the enemy team going for an objective that is very risky to contest, back off and try to further yourself some other way. IE – go back and farm your jungle, perhaps pick up your buffs as long as they are not too close to the enemy team.
- It doesn’t matter if you’re the mid lane, jungle, top lane, or I don’t care what. As long as you’re in the game wards are EXTREMELY IMPORTANTE~!
- When trying out a new champion, don’t forget the basics! Level 2 boots are pretty important no matter what champion you’re play – even a support role! CC is the bane of most junglers existance, and squishy character will melt if held in place or slowed down. If you’re playing a role such as mid lane (like Scarra usually does!) you’ll want the extra mobility and the benefits of spell pentration, CDR, or MRes on those level two boots.
- When faced with really grim odds – always try to make the best of a situation. Don’t burn unneccessary summoner spells, and on top of this if you know it could be lights out, try to go down swing’in! Deal as much damage to as many targets, or to the most vulernable targets as quickly as you can to set up any kills for your team after your perish.
- Take advantage of your opponent’s greed when you’re low, but don’t stick around too long! You will die.
- Keep your items choices open – sometimes you’ll want to get a bigger item, but you may see better results for your team by picking up a different item to fufill a more specific role.
- If you find yourself in a bad spot for champion design try to make the best of it! IE – Scarra poking with Q rather than just running away, but still trying to play safe!
- When playing from behind, make sure to deny as much as possible from the enemy team when you’re given a chance! IE – if they take a tower, or baron, or dragon, or any sort of objective and have to recall to heal, or buy up – move out on the map wisely and take any objectives remaining away from them. Not only will this make you stronger, but it will deny resources to the enemy team and if not stall their advance, make it weaker than it could have been. This once again is a key reason to HAVE LOTS OF WARDS!
- When you’re behind remember that trading evenly in situations with the enemy team is technically putting you ahead! Enemy champions will have oracle’s elixir(s), killing spree bonus gold, or just in general be tougher to take down when they’re in the lead.
- When you’re playing league of legends, it’s all about making plays, and making thing happen. If you feel secure enough your abilities as a player to make something happen (IE – Caitlyn 2v1 earlier, or Scarra Baron steal) it’s sometimes worth dying for!
- MAP PRESSENCE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!! If you can see the map, you can see the enemy. If you don’t see the enemy, and you see the map – welp, you know where they are!
- Not only this, but pushing out lanes and having creep waves on the enemy side of the river means you’re generally secure in most palces of the jungle! This will allow for safe buff taking and solo expiditions for wraiths, golems, etc.