How to be a pro jungler

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Today I will give you some tips of how to be a top player in jungle.

First I want to say, why you send someone to jungle?
1-You have 1 more solo lane. So 1 guy higher level then a dual lane.
2-Jungler can gank everylane and give you an early advantage.
3-Some heros can't farm right on a lane so jungle is a good way to let him farm.

Then lets see what heros can jungle. With smite and the proper runes, almost everyhero can jungle. But, who are the best junglers?

Akali: Nice Spell Vamp to heal, and good gank at level 6.
Amumu: Not viable on lane, but nice ganks since level 3 and easy jungler with W.
Evelyn: Really fast jungler and one of the best gankers in jungle.
Master Yi: Good ganks with lizard and really fast jungle.
Nunu: Fast jungler and good hero to make fast drake. Also he good a powerfull slow for ganks.
Olaf: Nice life steal for jungle and good ganks with axe.
Rammus: W is too strong to jungle, and 1 of the best gankers.
Shaco: Fast jungler and very good movility to gank and steal jungler of the enemie.
Shen: Slow jungle but not a bad gank. Only viable if you got better solo laners.
Warwick: Amazing life steal, you never lose HP, and also, nice ganks with lizard, and at level 6.

Other junglers: Cho'Gath, Mundo, FiddleSticks, Gragas, Malphite, Nasus, Trundle, Tryndamere, Udyr, XinZhao.

What runes are the best? Every jungle should take different runes, for example, the Tank junglers should go with Red and Yellow Armor flat, and blue Mana Reg/lvl or CD reduction or MR flat. Heros like Shaco and Olaf and Warwick, Red runes of Attack speed are good on them. Quints almost always HP flat. Armor flat are also good, and some heros can jungle with AP flat too.

What Masteries should I take? It depends on what jungler you are. The Tank junglers should go with something like: 1-16-13, or 1-21-8. The offensive junglers (Shaco, Master Yi, Akali...) should go with 21-0-9.

What should I buy at level 1?A good way to jungle, is to start with Cloth Armor and potions. Also 1 ward and 2 potions are also good, but only viable in good junglers with huge life steal. For some Tank junglers, Doran Shield and potion is also fine, and for some Offensive junglers, Doran Sword is fine.

Where should I start the jungle? It depends, if you are a good jungler but you need your spells for the jungle (Warwick, Rammus, Amumu...) then you should start at Ancient Golem, who gives you a BlueBuff with huge mana regen. Other junglers can start on the 2 little golems. You get level 2 there and now you go to wraiths, and wolves.

How much damange does Smite? Before with some magic resist it was really hard to do it well. Now, neutral minions got 0 MR so it does 420 + 25/level.

How does the jungle work? Small camps of minions (Wraiths, wolves and little golems) spawns at 1:39. Ancient Golem and Lizard Elder spawns at 1.55. Dragon spawns at: 2:30. Baron Nashor at 15:00.

Name Respawn Health   Gold  Experience
Giant Wolf 100 seconds               550     25     90
Wolf 100 seconds               400     16     50
Golem 100 seconds               800     30     140
Wraith 100 seconds               350     35     120
Lesser Wraith 100 seconds               220     12     20
Ancient Golem 5 minutes        1450 + 175    60     220
Young Lizard 5 minutes               350     10     30
Lizard Elder 5 minutes        1450 + 175    60     200
Dragon 6 minutes         3250 + 220     190     265
Baron Nashor 8 minutes 8852 + 125 every 1 min     250     900 

Gold and Experience from killing Baron Nashor is granted to every member of your team. Gold from killing Dragon is granted to every member of your team. Drake gives 190 global gold to the team.

After Baron Nashor is slain, all living players on the team gain a buff that lasts 2.30 with the following attributes:
40 Ability Power
40 Damage
3% of your Max Health in Health Regeneration
1% of your Max Mana in Mana Regeneration

Ancient Golem, gives to the killer a Blue Buff: Mana regen and CD reduction. Elder Lizard gives to the kills Red Buff: slows (10/20/30)% for melee characters and only (5/10/15)% for ranged characters, and does some Damange per second. Killing this champion will transfer the buff to you.

That's all for today. Enjoy it!


  1. Anonymous said...:

    ¿Este post es antes o despues de la modificaciones de la jungla de este ultimo parche?

  1. Jester said...:


  1. hyhom said...:

    Buenas Ara, tengo un problema en la jungla, resulta que juego con Shaco (tengo muchas buenas partidas, casi siempre buenas) pero hoy me ha pasado algo que en una normal nunca me había pasado, había un pro WW que se creía que empezaría en el buffo azul (yo empiezo en golems) y ha llamado a todo su equipo y se ha cargado mi buffo y no me ha dejado la exp ni el buffo, no sé como hacer para evitar esto, ya que mi equipo no me ayuda a cargarme el suyo...

  1. alvar_martin said...:

    Its after the patch.

    If they all go to your Buff and ur team dont help you, you cant do nothing. Try to put a box to see if they are comming. If they go to you, go fast to their Golem to steal it alone.

    Good luck.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    ola aranae, tengo una duda viendo los stream tuyos y de otros pros...
    Sabiendo junglear con todos los personages, en ranked, como decides que jungler usar?
    el que tu quieres? el que se adapta mejor?"que como sabes cual es el que se adapta mejor" etc

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