Everything about Warding (Part 2)
Here you can see the key spots for placing Wards. If your team starts on the bottom side(Demacia), then pay closer attention to the orange Wards and if your team starts on the upper side(Noxus), on the black ones. Let’s see some of the basic elements of this map:
•Ward placing mainly considers the laning phase.
•Wards placed on Buffs on your jungle are very defensive and you can skip putting them up if you’re 100% sure that the enemy team will not try stealing any of them.
•Always place a Ward on your Wraiths, since it’s crucial to spot anyone trying to invade. It’s also good to keep a ward up on the enemy Wraiths as well, scouting the enemy jungler.
•Make sure you keep a Vision Ward on the Dragon specially towards the end of the laning phase since you can either destroy an enemy Ward or to simply keep an eye on it.
•The team starting on the bottom side(Noxus) can relatively risk free place a very offensive Ward on the enemy Blue Buff. That way, you gain vision on any possibly move made by the jungler either towards mid or bot, plus you can check their Buff.
In case you’re ahead, you have the opportunity near mid-game(and provided you have taken down 1-2 towers) to place very offensive Wards. The map shows the best parts to place them so to check the entire enemy jungle.
•Place Wards on their Buffs. That way, if some one tries to take the Buff you can catch him and kill him.
•Try to gain vision on the enemy jungle’s entrances.
•If you get the chance, place Wards on their base too.
ATTENTION! Even if you’re ahead, always keep a Ward up on both the Dragon and Baron Nashor.
In case the game isn’t working out for you nicely, then consider buying less Wards and more items. Still, you should have at least the basics when it comes to map vision.
•Don’t use up your Wards in vain. You will just end up staying behind on your build.
•Try placing your Wards near your Buffs.
•Be cautious when leaving your base and don’t “face-check” or you might end up surrounded by 5 enemies.
You can see the responsibility areas on the map, considering Wards.
Attention! This map is only an example since during each game there are a lot of factors that can change the placements, like e.g. a swap between bot and top lanes.
•On the bottom part of the map, it’s up to the Support to control the team’s warding, thus givinh the AD Carry the chance to farm safely.
•On the mid lane, it’s the player’s responsibility to keep Wards up. But Mid can be attacked by two sides, so as we mentioned on Part 1, the Jungler can provide the extra Ward.
•When it comes to the top lane, specially up to levels 3-4, the Jungler can place the Ward on it’s behalf to prevent ganks.