Why Leashing is Bad for Junglers and Botlaners in League of Legends

April 28, 2024

Are you tired of the same old debate about whether to leash or not to leash for your jungler? I sure am, that's why I've decided to write this article and finally end this debate forever. Make sure to share it with all the people who decide to argue with you on this topic again. Let's dive into why leashing might not be the best move for you and your team!

First things first, let's talk about the changes Riot Games has made to the jungle camps

Nowadays, non-jungle item holders deal less damage to the camps, which means leashing isn't as helpful as it used to be. Most junglers can now start solo and finish their full clear with perfect health, leash or no leash!

Now, here's where things get spicy

When you leash, you're basically giving away your jungler's starting position to the enemy team. Skilled opponents can use this info to track your jungler's pathing, set up counter-ganks, or adjust their wave management to avoid ganks. It's like handing them a cheat code!

For all you botlaners out there, listen up! Leashing can really mess with your laning phase. When you leash, you'll get to lane later than your opponents, which means they can deny you experience, set up slow pushes, or gain priority in the lane. Basically, they'll be calling the shots while you're left playing catch-up.

And let's not forget about those sneaky cheese strategies! If you're up against a Karma and Ezreal botlane and you leash, Karma can hide in the first bush and smack you with a Mantra Q as soon as you step into lane. Normally, you'd walk with the minion wave to block it, but if you've leashed, you'll be late to the party and take a big chunk of damage.

It's time to wake up and smell the Rift, folks!

Leashing is an outdated practice that can hold your team back. Sure, some junglers in lower elos might get salty if you don't leash, but it's better to focus on your own game and climbing that ranked ladder. Pro and high skilled players don't do this anymore. If you don't believe me, get a cheap duo carry and ask them. And thank me later for the ranked promotion. If a jungler gets tilted because you didn't leash, chances are they don't fully understand the current state of jungling and how to adapt.

To sum it up, leashing is a no-go for most junglers and botlaners. It doesn't help the jungler much and puts the botlane at a big disadvantage. By not leashing, you can keep the element of surprise, secure priority in your lane, and avoid falling for those cheesy tricks. Stay informed about the meta, make smart decisions, and don't be afraid to break away from outdated strategies.

Keep on gaming, legends!

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