Hey everyone and welcome. After analyzing hundreds of replays submitted
by real players just like you looking to improve and climb the ladder, we’ve identified the
most common mistakes players make in each elo bracket. If you’ve ever wondered what you’ve been doing
wrong and why you’re struggling to climb than this guide is for you. We’ve separated each elo bracket into 3 main
sections in this video: Bronze, Gold, and Diamond. Bronze represents low elo, Gold represents
mid elo, and Diamond represents high elo. For each of these ranks, we’ll be breaking
down the 3 most important areas you need to focus on improving to start seeing immediate
results All of the replays analysed in this guide
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this season a reality. – alright, let’s get into it. Let’s first start with Bronze elo. When analyzing Bronze players we found 3 very
important things that were keeping them from climbing. The first, was Champion Mastery. Now, what exactly do we mean by this? Champion Mastery encompasses knowing your
champion’s build, skill order, and combos. We found that over 50% of Bronze players took
the wrong skill order and built the wrong items for the champion they were playing. However, even more alarming, was that well
over 90% of them didn’t know how their combos worked. Not knowing how to combo your abilities results
in you missing out on kills and failing ganks. For example, let’s take a look at a Bronze
Warwick. Now, regardless of your elo, I want you to
watch this clip and tell me what you think he did wrong when it came to using his abilities. Firstly, when he moved in to gank, he didn’t
activate his W, this would have gave him a movement speed boost he could use to chase
down Nidalee so he wouldn’t have to use Flash to engage on her. Second, when he engaged on Nidalee he immediately
used his Q, but the bigger mistake was that he tapped the ability. When you hold down Warwick’s Q ability you
can hang onto the opponent, moving through them, and following them. For example, you can see I use my Q ability,
holding it down, moving through to the other side and latching onto the enemy. This can be combo’d with your E ability. Since Warwick’s E ability will fear the enemy
causing them to run away from you, the optimal usage case is to hold your Q to go through
the enemy, then use your E to fear them so they run in the opposite direction. So when we look at this clip again, we can
see that Warwick should have activated his W ability, activated E, Hold Q to move through
Nidalee, then re-activate E to fear her in the opposite direction. If you’re stuck in low elo then I promise
you, mastering your champion’s build and combos will often be enough to push you to the next
rank. Now, the second most important area to focus
on improving if you’re in Bronze is basic route knowledge for the champion you’re playing. Let’s jump into a replay from a Bronze Kayn. Again, regardless of your elo, I want you
to answer this question. With Kayn starting at his Raptors doing a
leashless opener, what are the rest of the camps he clears in this route? Now, every jungler should know this as Kayn
has been a top tier jungler for awhile now. He should do Raptors, Red, Krugs, Recall,
buy a Hunter’s Machete, and head to his Blue. By doing Raptors his bot lane doesn’t have
to leash, letting them get to lane earlier, giving them an advantage. Following this up by killing Krugs is so important
in the current meta as Krugs are worth the most gold and experience of any camp. By killing them, we get them to respawn faster,
a higher level, worth even more experience. Let’s see what Kayn chooses to do. He does Raptors, Red, but then decides to
invade the enemy’s Blue, where he dies 1v1 to Xin Zhao. It’s this lack of following a standard, solid
route that is contributing to this player being stuck in his elo. Now, the third most important area to improve
on is Map Awareness. Now, I don’t map awareness just in general,
but a very specific part of it: paying attention to number advantages. Let’s jump back into that replay of a Bronze
Warwick. We can see it’s 20 minutes into the game and
Warwick just got a pick on the enemy Tristana. After this, he begins moving to collapse on
the enemies mid. Let’s pause. Can you tell me why this is the wrong decision? All we have to do is look at Warwick’s teammates. Sona is bot lane, and Jhin is in base, meaning
he only has 2 other teammates that are going to help him in this fight. Meanwhile, even though he killed Tristana,
there are 4 enemies still alive. In short, there are 3 players on his team
collapsing, while there are potentially 4 enemies in mid. This is why we know this will be a losing
fight and sure enough, it ends up being a 4v3, and
Warwick and 1 of his teammates ends up dying while losing a mid turret after. If you’re in low elo, you don’t need to understand
every facet of macro and decision making. Instead, just being aware of number advantages
can be enough to get you to your next rank. Alright now let’s move onto the most common
mistakes in Mid Elo, which is represented by the rank of Gold. It’s here you’ll find players are much more
likely to have mastered their champion, building and skilling correctly, while having some
fundamental knowledge of their combos. However, they still struggle with Routes. Let’s take jump into a replay of a Gold Amumu
to see what we’re talking about. So Amumu is starting at his Red. Amumu has a very standard straight forward
route in the current meta. I want you to take a moment to think about
what it is. Amumu wants to hit level 6 and he has great
AOE clear speed. He wants to do Red, Krugs, Raptors, into transitioning
to his Blue Side jungle. Let’s take a look and see what the Gold Amumu
does. He takes Red, Raptors, and then Krugs. So he knew to full clear his Red side jungle
for experience, but did it backwards. Then he moved to invade the enemy’s Blue. However, if we go back to when he started
at his Red, we can see Aatrox showed top early while the enemy bot lane was missing – indicating
the enemy jarvan was getting a leash at his Blue. This is how we know that the invade on the
enemy’s Blue would never work out. Additionally, by spending so much time on
the bottom side of the map it opens him up to be invaded at his Blue by the enemy Jarvan. We can see Jarvan place a ward, and even though
he has priority in top and mid, he doesn’t choose to punish Amumu, which would have happened
in higher elo. Now, the second most important area mid elo
players need to improve at is ganking, specifically recognizing gank opportunities. I want you to take a look at this clip and
see if you can spot the gank opportunity that Amumu missed. Amumu is level 6 and near full health Red
Buff. Looking at the minimap, what is the gank opportunity
that he missed? The answer is diving bot lane. We can see the enemy bot lane is pushed under
tower and we’re in position to react and dive them. Shortly after, we can even see Twitch recalling,
indicating he’s low on health and needs to get back to base. Without even having to move our camera, we
can see the potential gank opportunity bot lane that was missed. When a bot lane is being pushed under tower
there’s always a good chance that they’ve been getting poked a lot – you always want
to be on the lookout for possible dives when this happens. Now the third most important area Mid Elo
players need to improve at is Macro: specifically playing around their laners that have a lead. For example, we can see Amumu gank bot, killing
the ernemy, and getting the turret after. With this bot tower destroyed, he’s going
to want his bot lane to begin rotating around the map pressuring the other outer turrets
while following them. Instead, once he recalls, you can see Vayne
heading bot while Amumu heads top side. He wants to move with Vayne, and help her
push out the wave, and then ping her to rotate towards the Rift Herald. We can see how by not playing around his winning
lane that it results in Vayne getting caught by herself. Yes, it’s Vayne’s fault for getting caught,
but this is Gold elo and your teammates aren’t going to be playing perfectly. You have to play around them and guide them
to the proper macro plays. Alright, now let’s move onto the most important
areas for players to focus on improving for high elo, which is represented by the rank
of Diamond. The first most important area is consistency. What do we mean by this? Well, typically high elo players will know
what the correct play is, but will struggle to consistently make that correct decision. Let’s hop into a replay from a Diamond Sylas. He executes an early gank on bot lane that
helps get them ahead. And then follows this up with a repeat gank
getting a double kill and getting the enemy bot tower below half health. It’s clear now he should continue to focus
snowballing his bot lane, get the turret, and free them up to start rotating around
the map. He makes the correct choice to gank them again
getting a kill on Rakan, but then decides to walk away instead of helping pushing with
his bot lane to take the bot turret and threaten a dive on Twitch. This results in his bot lane trading 1 for
1 due to an Ekko gank. Again, we still want to focus on pressuring
bot to take the turret and free up our winning bot lane to pressure the map. Instead, we can see that even though Vayne
is heading back to lane, Sylas doesn’t look to gank bot, and is instead taking a fight
on the top side of the map. We can see that his bot lane even wins a fight
2v2 without him, but then again is prevented from taking the turret by the enemy Pantheon
ganking them. He had the right idea to focus bot lane, but
then started to become inconsistent with his strategy as the game progressed. Now, the second thing high elo players need
to focus on improving is the finer execution. Let me show you what I mean by this. We can see Sylas starting the game with a
very standard route of Red, Krugs, Raptors, into Blue. He clearly understands his routes unlike the
other elos. Additionally, he recognizes a potential dive
opportunity top side as a wave is building towards Pantheon’s tower. All of this is correct high level decision
making. I want you to pay attention to the execution
of this dive though and see if you can spot what he did wrong and what he should have
done instead. The answer is, he forced this dive way too
hard. When you build a big wave that crashes into
the enemy tower, you can take your time walking directly at the enemy. You don’t do any damage to prevent taking
tower aggro, both of you just walk close to the enemy to prepare to dive him. We can see Sylas flashes early, which is unnecessary
as he can just walk into melee range against Pantheon and save his Flash to get out. At the same time, he damages Pantheon too
early, pulling tower aggro when Aatrox isn’t in position. As you can see, Diamond players can often
be aware of the correct high level play, but then struggle with the finer elements of the
actual execution of it. Now, the third thing high elo players need
to focus on improving at is their macro. Now, high elo players will typically understand
fundamental macro concepts. However, where they struggle, are again, in
applying them consistently. They have a tendency to lose their focus during
long macro sequences. For example, let’s jump into a replay of a
Diamond Olaf. Olaf groups and takes a winning fight where
they get a pick on the enemy team. Taking a look at the minimap, what is the
correct macro play? The answer is to take the mid outer tower
as the first step in mid game macro is take all the outer towers, and we can see Olaf
recognize this and hover around the mid tower. Now, let’s pause again. Looking at the minimap, what’s the next macro
goal for Olaf’s team after they take this mid outer tower? Again, we want to take all the outer towers,
and that top outer tower is sticking out like a sore thumb. There’s absolutely no reason for Olaf to be
playing so aggressively in the enemy’s bot side jungle. We can see, because of this inconsistency,
that he ends up dying, in the meantime, we can see that Pantheon pushed the top wave,
which gave us an easy opportunity to rotate off of taking mid tower into taking top tower,
which Olaf ended up missing. Alright, that’s going to do it for this video. Did these points match up with you? Or do you think there’s a different area you
struggle in? Let us know in the comment section below,
as well as any questions you might have. As always, good luck, and have fun, on Summoner’s

100 thoughts on “Most COMMON JUNGLE MISTAKES in EACH ELO BRACKET | Skill Capped

  1. Subscribe if you saw your own mistakes in this video pepehands

  2. I feel (as a silver player) that my farm just sucks outside of laning phase, even with champs that have good waveclear like Veigar. The only times my farm stays good is with Tiamat abusers like Jax/Camille or with Malzahar since pushing is like all you do on that champ.

  3. Being a decent kayn player and watching karasmai(rank 1 kayn world) I can say that YOU DON'T START RAPTORS

  4. 2 to 3 years ago i learned shittons of ariana lovato sama, but the last time i was subscribed there where only a few dailies available so maybe i tune in again in some time cause there is like more free content right now then actual content on the site when i was subscribed second time.

  5. I would love to see a video on contesting objectives, more specifically dragons/drakes. Is 1 death worth a drake steal or pick up? Is it ever worth to contest drake when outnumbered, or when behind? Is pushing advantage elsewhere more advantageous and why or why not?

  6. Also you4 t3amates will flame you if you tell them to go top because you think you are better although you are…

  7. When it comes to the mid game macro, where you take all the outer turrets, what do you do after? Never understood what to do after…

  8. Lol I'm stuck in bronze 1 because my pc keeps randomly freezing so I don't play ranked fearing it will freeze

  9. Bruh, Im platinum and i didnt even know youre suppose to hold your q on ww to get behind where they want to go and fear them away (the main jungler i play is ww)

  10. You guys should make a video of the most common mistakes by each role, like jungle, mid, adc, top and support

  11. Well I am in low elo but not bc I struggle with any of what u said about my elo but bc for now I haven't played that much ranked yet. I play champs like Kata Talon and Kindred and I do know my combos and the builds (and how to change them if necessary). So I don't think I would be low elo if I would play more ranked…u know if I don't int like an iron ape….

  12. acually i did all of that but i have 2 problems
    1-shaco is bad af and i don't like to play other champions
    2- not at every game you get bot lane who know what to do if he get kills or how to not die million times in raw
    3- if you didnt ganked loseing lane he just going afk "happend to me alot and my team mate flame me for that "
    jungle is now struggling from low xp and point you can't carry disabled player who think himself faker

  13. i don't say this lightly, but i honestly think, that the biggest problem holding me back are my teammates. they don't seem to care about helping me in the jungl, they don't seem to care about vision, they don't seem to care about anything i ping. the only thing they ever care about is the enemies minions. almost all the time when i want to split push and setup slowpushes to then rejoin my team for an upcoming teamfight, some stupid adc will walk over to the lane i just set up, leave my team fighting 4 v 5, destroying my slowpush and getting picked on because i seem to be the only one who knows how to use totems and most most infuriating thing is that often, they don't even try to help me when i try to gank them after at least 30 second of me announcing myself with pings. they just let me die 1v1 against a laner that has a level leadto then go in when i'm more or less dead already just to give their enemy laner a double kill and because they usually have a huge dick shaped brain lesion, they will blame me for it, calling me a feeder, insulting me, stealing my camps, accusing me of stupid shit that i didn't do etc. I know, that i can easily reach low plat but i don't think i will make it because for some reason, my favourite champions can be sabotaged way too easy by teammates. e.g. the midlaner that goes roaming in the enemy jungl just to steal a mark thati knew would not be taken by the enemy any time soon while i was on my red or something. or adcs that think it's ok for them to get some extra xp from my red that i wanted to take after a level 4 solo drake. players that fuck up a fight on their lane and then run towards me taking a drake being a bit low but having warded with some fed enemy chasing them, expecting me to make some sort of play saving the drake or whatever, saving them from the 13/5 tryndamere, getting a kill on him and the 3 other enemy players that will follow up just seconds later. I would also say, that i have a decent understanding of matchups, often being able to predict enemy picks just from looking at their bans etc. but of causei'm often the only one who cares enough to pick a champion before the ban phase resulting in a situation where i just ban anything that is good in the current elo just so my midlaner can pick a darius into a kled. and of cause, they never respond to anything that i ping or write in chat.kah'zix went missing in bot jungl, my bott doesn't listen to half a dozent of yellow pings and pushes under the tower. Got herald and ping exactly what i want to do with it, the players that are arround will randomly roam and recall after i planted it leaving me alone with it and flame me for using "too many pings", telling me stfu

  14. So routes are hugely important. However when I search for it online the information doesn't seem readily available. Any suggestions where to find this information? I wish the builds sites had a graphic of the jungle route…

  15. Guys as a Kayn jungler after clearing my red side should I keep my WardS or switch to a Oracle Lense to clear wards for more succesful ganks? Thanks.

  16. In an earlier video you said, it make more sense for bot to rotate mid, after they killed enemy bot tower.
    But in this video you always recommend botlane rotating top.

  17. … Let's just start this with playing ranked under 50 games on the picked champion… That is the main mistake noobs make in LoL… Also gold is not considerable as mid elo rn since the skill bracket actually drops in gold currently, the only regions free from that are oce and Korea… Mid elo starts at Plat III according to coaches I recently talked with and ends at diamond II

  18. 9:20 and if he did the scrumble and waited in the bush for a counter gank? (aatrox was advanced on the lane, that's why probably the enemy jungler would gank him)
    am i wrong?

  19. Hey Skill Capped

    I totally understand the points made for mid elo around gold, but at that point its mostly team reliant.
    You even noted yourself that sometimes you have to guide your teammates to doing the right decisions.
    And sometimes it's even a bit luck based, going back to the clip where Amumu was supposed to dive bot you have to understand that taric has R and their jungler is missing.
    I am just speaking from a gold junglers point of view but in that scenario I'd much rather play it safe and make sure I can 100% know a gank won't turn back at us.

  20. 6:20 in the video. Ganking Botlane could be insanely wrong. Toplane is a gankopportunity right now. Worst case szenario: their bot having summs and ults and ours dont. Also th enemy jungler being there, due to no vision in the enemy botside jungle, is a huge risk. It would be way to risky to take that play and could ruin a whole game if the adc gets a triple. I am D4 for refferences. Also the moment you asked the viewer, if he should gank, you never showed how much health all 4 players have.

  21. Can you pls do such a video for adc and support? There is so much content on jungle and just nearely nothing on adc and support.

  22. Dude iron = bronze = silver = gold . I played bronze 2 to gold 3 players have the same skill level. In gold 3 i had a darius top who god destroyed 1v1 and still was rushing a triforce. Not gonna even mention blind pick teemo top mid supp, yasuo, ekko, ezreal or first time picks. They dont purchase morello or mortal reminder against heavy healing team, control wards don't cover their jungler at lv 1, blame jungler when they die 1v1 and a 2nd time when they seek a revenge kill and so on. Better play ARAM…

  23. Major mistake is picking jungle in low elo. XP and Gold from camps is ass. You'd be better off just dominating your lane opponent.

  24. Now i have a clear understanding, that my climbing has stopped due to two reasons : overreacting to the toxicity (resulted in a first ban at the end of last season since season 2) & the fact I don't care about rank and hover around gold elo. I could climb, but i'm playing for fun, not meta, and mostly just play my own mindgame to have fun.

  25. It's not that bad that kayn ganked blue. The bad part was he was in the middle of blue and xin. He should've kept xin in the middle.

  26. Fixed jungle routes are good if you’re not familiar with the champ but I often take weird jg routes to out maneuver my enemy jg and counter jungle

  27. 6:55 that tip is gold, usually players blame vayne for not transitioning, and say it was her fault they lose the game, but you could help her push bot, and ping for help to taking mid or top, brilliant.

  28. I watched from one video that I shouldn't leech the tower plates and stuff so I should leave for bot lane to get more gold plating and exp. I'm confused

  29. Im a low elo player so sorry if im dumb but what ur saying is that i should only focus on one winning lane?

  30. As a high diamond elo player and jungler main, Olaf did right. The problem was since after mid tower, the adc could have gone top but maybe panth chatted that he wanted top. So the decision of olaf would be to clear the jungles that are open since after the JUNGLE NERFS HE HAD TO. The support morgana didn't helped him with wards or put pressure. Morgana just stayed with the main team hindering others from xp xddd). Result: adc and support are the blame or they overstayed and could have reset for baron control.

  31. These guides are a unicorn in the absolute shitpile that is youtube. No bullshit, no begging for subs. Of course, Skill Capped doesn't work for free and needs to advertise their products, and I'm all for using video time to advertise it. If you don't like it, just skip through. The teaching style forces you to come face-to-face with your own knowledge and thought process, and helps you figure out where you are going wrong, rather than just telling you what is right. Unbelievably high quality graphics, professional-level analysis, and tasteful usage of comedy (which I would like to see more of). There is something for everyone in these guides. Other creators take note! These guides teach how to play League of Legends, and how to teach yourself to learn, not how to follow a guide.

  32. I’m bronze 1 and whenever he said “what would be the right decision” for high elo I got the right answer. I have never felt so powerful

  33. Was I the one who facerolled at the Kayn death to Xin in the bronze recap? That was probably the worst throw I have seen in a long time.

  34. whut why would the bronze WW want to hold Q in that scenario :O that would put him behind Nidalee and give her a free path to her own tower lmao

  35. I feel like im just really bad at knowing what fights i can take and i always avoid diving towers especially as im bronze so its hard to have faith the teak will join in but usually its just im bad at ganking i think

  36. Hi, I'm from Brazil, I give u my feedback, your videos are amazings, they help me to be better, I liked if they having subtitles in Portuguese, I know Brazil will loves this and u Chanel will grow, hughs 4 all team skill-caped

  37. with the olaf one they couldve just pressured mid, they shouldnt have gotten engaged (compwise) and he couldve counterjungled and then then push bot to make someone lose cs/pull one person to botlane, then they could reset and if quick enough get top tower or get vision in the enemy topjgl, no?

  38. IMO, you completely misanalyzed the bronze Kayn clip in order for it to make your point.
    In that specific clip, he dunced by letting himself tank a golem smash (especially tanking it in between XZ and the golem) and that would have been more than enough difference to make the invade highly successful.
    The rest of the Kayn's gameplay surely makes him bronze as well, but that specific analysis really stuck out to me. You can clearly see him losing the invade due to bad MICRO not macro.

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