One of the most common concerns of the League of Legends players is to find a way to reach the top of the ELO rankings. And there must be no shame in asking because the new season has just kicked off and everyone want to reach newer heights than they have been to before.

There are a plenty of players who reach the higher positions of ELO with quite some ease, but a large number of players struggle to clear the Gold, Silver or sometimes even the Bronze level. But with more play time, we have found a way to clear the trenches and make it to the top tier, which will be enough to reach the Platinum stage while knocking Diamond stage’s door.

We have worked on a winning formula having at least 65% win rate in the Solo queue games. It might not mean much to the players already sitting on top positions, but if you are the one looking for ways to climb the ELO ladder, you have come to the right place. Follow us through the given steps and be among the top players.

Sticking To A Few Champions Only

In the lower stages, most of us know like a dozen of Champions but obviously do not know how to effectively use them to have a maximum impact in every other game. The best way is to learn to play with three or four Champions at most and then to stick with them. This is the best way to move higher in the ELO ranking as no one can be a jack of all trades.

We tried mastering the champions Nasus, Garen and Darius. While playing with Nasus, stomping the lane and trying to stack in the best possible way. But Garen was used as an oppressor, because mostly the Bronze or Silver league players do not know how to retaliate while facing Garen. Consequently, giving away first blood in more than half of the games before you hit level 3.

Darius is beneficial in the very same manner, it is used to bully the opponents withholding their farming capacity. It gets easier to snowball from there on and as a result, an easy win in the end. Now, it does not mean that it always land you into a win-win situation, rather it mean that you can comfortably play with three champions leaving an impact on the game regardless of the end result.

Try Different Tactics With Mastered Champions

Nasus is known to be a split pusher, it means that once you have stacked enough you can manage a 1 v 5 situation with ease. On the other hand, you go all-in with Darius early in the game. When you choose Darius, the plan should be to roam mid most of the time after making an early impact in the game in other lanes. With this early pressure posed by Darius, other team members can easily achieve their own objectives.

On contrary, with Nasus try to stack as much as possible before moving to the first turret. After reaching there, try to swap lanes or keep on split pushing in the top lane. If successfully executed, you can get the inhibitor as early as 20 minutes in the game. But while split pushing, extra attention would be required as you will be evoking a lot of opponents but you need to stay alive so that your team can have enough time to farm minions, or even to get to the other turret.

Practice Carrying Your Champion

Last thing for now is the ability to carry your champion, whether it is early or late in the game, it is crucial to keep on climbing the ELO ranging while in the top lane. Having productive champions on your side, it is also good to know how to carry them. For instance, while playing with Darius, you can have an early lead and have an impact on the whole map as early as you like.

Though it is not a conventional way to carry your champion, but Darius is very strong early in the game than the other champions, so, knowing how to utilize its strength you can easily tilt the match in your favor. On the other hand, playing with Nasus, the aim shall be to just stay behind the others and stack enough till you are able to stomp your opponent.

When in Lower ELOs, you get trained to carry your champion because it is a stage when you can’t really count on others, it will only be you to help yourself.

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