Learning to Tower Dive

Posted: July 31, 2011 by qqwerthy in Complaining, Metagame

I got a mission for all No Elo readers. Tower dive your heart out this week.

You should not be scared of towers. You also shouldn’t be retarded around them.

Now that I got that out of the way, let’s learn how to tower dive safely.

Much like a kid with training wheels, you should pick a champion you play often and go into a game with bots. Get to level 6, get the bot low and try a dive. It is easy to get money in bot games, so don’t farm the bots too hard, you want a realistic expectation of your items in a real game. At around level 12-15, with standard items (aka not a fully fed build), walk into a tower with no one around. Count how many times the tower hits you before you die.

In a team fight, especially if you have a tank or someone tanky, you should not be afraid of towers. By the time you are ready to team fight you should be a decent level with decent build. Towers can only hit one person at a time, and they don’t do that much damage. Do not be afraid to push the enemy team off of a tower and then just kill the damn tower.

Now as for not being retarded around towers. DO NOT CHASE SOMEONE PAST 3 TOWERS INTO THEIR BASE JUST FOR 1 KILL.
DO NOT DIVE SOMEONE AT MORE THAN HALF HEALTH SOLO, WHEN THEY HAVE A STUN/SNARE/CC/ETC…

Keeping this all in mind you need to now recognize that your towers are worthless and provide no defense, enjoy getting dove.

((I will continue this idea of diving and towers and uselessness in a follow up article next week, but for now enjoy the swim))

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