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LoL Player Patterns to Skills

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This blog post is meant to be both humourous and learnable. Don't take the generalization seriously, discrepancies happen all the time; don't take it lightly either, because it can very likely be right.

Signs of a new player:

  • Auto-attack at minions.
  • Buy recommended items.
  • Complain about killstealing.
  • "Didn't call MIA?" is often a scene in chat.
  • Elo? What is it?
  • Facecheck bushes.
  • Gets called newbs at each other of the same level.
  • Have no runes and masteries.
  • Irelia Irelia better be nerfed.
  • Junglers don't exist.
  • Kills are more important than creep farm.
  • "Lag" is a common overused excuse for fails.
  • Mobafire is the Bible to everything.
  • Never check the minimap.
  • Orianna Orianna is never played, and it's a flop if it is.
  • Push lanes hard.
  • QWER doesn't exist. Abilities are left-clicked to activate.
  • Reaction time of 5 seconds.
  • Stack attack speed instead of damage as a carry.
  • Teleport.png Teleport and Heal.png Heal as your summoner spells.
  • Underestimate tower damage.
  • Vi Vi, stands for vice.
  • Wards don't exist.
  • XYZ here because I can.

Signs of a low-Elo player:

  • Awful at last-hitting.
  • Buy purely offensive items unless you're a tank.
  • Complain about how Tryndamere Tryndamere and Darius Darius are op.
  • Don't counterbuild properly most of the time.
  • Elo hell exists.
  • Fail Flash.png Flash most of the time.
  • Gets called scrubs by other players of the same level.
  • Have not-so-good choices of runes.
  • Irelia Irelia better be nerfed.
  • Junglers exist to be flamed at for not ganking lanes.
  • Kills determine a player's skill.
  • Lane-calling because high-Elo smurf.
  • Meta isn't really set to stone.
  • Nearly never check the minimap.
  • Orianna Orianna is hardly ever played, and it's a flop if it is.
  • Push lanes and get ganked to death, or not pushing lanes even when the enemy laner and jungler is ganking other lanes.
  • QWER either normal cast or smart cast.
  • Reaction time between 2-3 seconds.
  • Stack items wins games.
  • Trolls are complained of all the time.
  • Underplayed champions are considered troll picks.
  • Vi Vi, stands for violence.
  • Wards are only bought by the support.
  • XYZ here because I can.

Signs of a mid-Elo player:

  • Average at last-hitting.
  • Buy main items first, then counterbuild.
  • Complain about how Blitzcrank Blitzcrank and Evelynn Evelynn are op.
  • Don't counterpick properly sometimes.
  • "Everyone in Solo-Q is awful." Is a mindet most people have.
  • Fountain-diving is a tradition when winning.
  • Gets The Black Cleaver item.png The Black Cleaver to win game.
  • Have good but static runes.
  • Irelia Irelia better be nerfed.
  • Junglers do their jobs, objectives mean everything to victory.
  • Kills doesn't determine a player's skill.
  • Laning that is inflexible because mid must always stay mid and top must always stay top.
  • Meta is of utmost importance.
  • Nearly never miss the minimap.
  • Orianna Orianna is sometimes played, and it's sometimes a flop.
  • Push lanes properly, but not-so-proper at end game.
  • QWER either normal cast or smart cast.
  • Reaction time between 0.5-1 seconds.
  • Stack items are never bought.
  • Throwing games happen often.
  • Underplayed champions exist, and specialized players are amazing at it.
  • Vi Vi, stands for vitality.
  • Wards are bought by nearly everyone, at least 1 or 2.
  • XYZ here because I can.

Signs of a high-Elo player:

  • Amazing at last-hitting.
  • Buy according to plan and situation, or buy troll items and still stomp lower-skilled players.
  • Complaining about why a particular champion that the enemy is good at isn't banned.
  • Doesn't mistake the order of picking champions.
  • Earns money for playing if famous enough.
  • First blood usually happens only after 15 minutes of the game.
  • Gets called a pro by fans and a noob by haters for amazing skills.
  • Have a wide assortment of runes for their best roles.
  • Irelia Irelia better be nerfed.
  • Junglers make plays, amazing plays.
  • Kills are few and far between, because the goal is still the Nexus.
  • Lanes are very flexible.
  • Meta is made by these guys, and meta can change.
  • Never misses the minimap.
  • Orianna Orianna is pick or ban most of the time.
  • Push lanes correctly at all phases of the game.
  • QWER includes normal cast, smart cast and self-cast.
  • Reaction time between 0.01-0.05 seconds.
  • Stack items are very occasionally bought.
  • Trolls exists, and they still stomp lower elo players.
  • Unpressed advantages is a crime.
  • Ward placement at a high-level of understanding.
  • Vi Vi, stands for victory.
  • XYZ here because I can.

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