Importance of Vision in League of Legends: Wild Rift – How to Dominate Summoner’s Rift
Having a hard time winning in League of Legends: Wild Rift? Review your tactics and incorporate new strategies to help your team dominate Summoner’s Rift. One way you can help your team achieve victory is through vision control. This tactic will help you plan out when you should start fights and avoid getting ambushed by your opponents. It’s a simple concept but executing it correctly is critical for achieving a controlled environment where your team will thrive.
Let’s start by explaining what vision is: it is the state of illuminating a part of the map covered in the Fog of War to scout when opponents are passing through an area. Vision is essential to determine whether it’s safe to stay in one place or make a play in another part of the map. There are different ways you can achieve vision mastery: and those are through warding, sweeping, scuttle shrines, scryer’s bloom, and face-checking, which will be explained further in this guide.
Warding is the most basic form of vision control and is the easiest to achieve. It is done by placing the default wards that are given to you when you start the game. Each member can put down a max of two wards and wait until one of the wards expires before you can place another one. Wards reveal a specific area, hidden from sight unless revealed through sweeping or by the scryers bloom. Each ward lasts 90 seconds and has 3 HP.
If you place your wards strategically, they’ll easily guide you to victory. The best place to put down wards is inside bushes or in the middle of the river. Before placing a ward, ask yourself if you would go through this place if you were in your opponent’s shoes. Players often follow a standard route when going from one place to another, so study which paths you would most likely take if you were your opponent. It’s also good to keep track of your enemy jungler by warding his camps.
Sweeping Vision with the Sweeping Lens
Simply warding isn’t good enough when it comes to controlling vision on the map. After all, your opponent will do the same; they’ll be keeping track of YOUR movements by placing counter-wards. The sweeping lens is an upgrade of the ward, which you can get for free after returning to the base. It reveals all your nearby enemy silhouettes and wards, whether hidden in the bushes or fog of war. Additionally, it temporarily disables any wards it reveals during the time that it’s active. Unfortunately, it only lasts 10 seconds and has a cooldown of 75 seconds.
Use the sweeping lens as often as you can. Go to areas that you don’t want your opponent to see and sweep out any wards you can find. Killing wards will grant you a bit of gold as well, so it’s relatively rewarding work. When trying to enter a zone, if you think enemies are lurking about, activate your sweeping lens to reveal if anyone is hiding nearby – you’ll see them even if they’re invisible. Prevent your opponent from getting any leaked information about your team by getting rid of their pesky wards.
The Scuttle Crab Shrine
The scuttle crab can be found roaming around each side of the river. Killing the scuttle crab will drop a Scuttle Shrine that provides vision of a small area to the team who killed it. Junglers should always try to take the scuttle crab because of the vision it gives, but also for the gold and experience. The scuttle shrine illuminates the map’s strategic areas that cover both the Dragon pit and the Baron pit. When you take control of the scuttle shrine, this will discourage the enemy team from taking the Dragon or Baron nearby.
The Scryer’s Bloom
The Scryer’s Bloom is a plant you can find in the Jungle areas of the map. It will reveal all hidden units in one direction. Be careful when attacking the Scryer’s Bloom since it will reveal the area opposite the direction you hit it from. Make sure to try and aim it in an area with the least vision to maximize its use. Additionally, clear out any wards that it might reveal. This plant only grows once every 120 seconds, so don’t use it recklessly, or you might miss out on valuable information.
Face-checking means trying to look at a hidden area using your character directly. It’s not the best way to attain vision control, as there is always the danger of enemies ambushing you. Reserve this method only when using tankier champions so that the enemies won’t be as compelled to try and launch an attack when they see you. Face-checking allows you to determine if it is safe for your teammates to follow you into an area and move from point to point.
Other Useful Tips
When warding, be sure to put down your wards in strategic intervals. Placing down both wards simultaneously in nearby locations will prove to be a waste of vision. You can also place wards in your own jungle area to determine whether the opponent is trying to steal camps from your jungle. This strategy will help your other laners respond to the threat and quickly grab themselves a kill. Wards reward money, so don’t place your wards blatantly where enemies can easily sweep them.
As a team, everyone should place down their wards so that other players will have more confidence when trying to make critical plays. The worst way to play in a lane is when you are constantly getting ganked by the opponent jungler or mid laner. Communicate with each other and report when an enemy is missing so that other players are warned of potential ganks. Respond accordingly to the vision you have and play around where your opponent is.
The best part about League of Legends: Wild Rift is that different factors come into play when it comes to winning or losing. Regardless of a match’s outcome, you will always learn something new to help you with your next games. Use this information wisely and strive to reach the top with BlueStacks as your number one partner!