How to Roam in League of Legends Correctly

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How to Roam in League of Legends Correctly

Roaming is an important activity if you are interested in mastering League of Legends in depth, however, not all League of Legends players know how to roam correctly and that is why today we will provide you with a complete guide. Let's start!

Why is roaming important?

No matter if you're playing in the mid lane, bot lane, top lane or in the jungle, roaming is the most important tactic you may know in order to dominate at the summoner's rift. Roaming is the LoL tactic to rotate between lanes and help your team to get neutral objectives and get more advantage against the enemy team.

Roaming is an amazing tactic that could make you winning lane and put the game state in your team's favor if done correctly. However, roaming is not an easy task for many champions in League of legends and it's not an easy activity to do for beginners. But, don't worry, we will tell you everything about how to roam in League of legends in this amazing guide.

How to roam correctly in League of Legends?

There are some things you may know before roaming in League of Legends such as winning lane priority, relieving pressure, enemy vision, keeping the enemy jungler tracked, etc. But, before, you may also take a look at our guide about how to get out of silver in LoL, which is an amazing tool to improve your ELO while learning how to roam. On the other hand, there are a few steps you may know in order to roam properly:

  1. Push your minion wave under the enemy tower.

  2. Take a look at the map and check where your jungler is.

  3. Check where the enemy jungler is.

  4. Check if your allies have pushed their minion wave under the enemy tower or vice versa.

  5. Check if there is any neutral objective alive.

Tips for Roaming in League of Legends

When you have considered the steps above, then you may prepare a gank with your jungler or a rotation to the opposite site in case a said lane is pushed against your ally. These are some things you can do while roaming in League of Legends:

  • Gank the enemy bot lane.

  • Invade the enemy jungler.

  • Put deep wards to track the enemy jungler.

  • Gank mid lane if you're a top laner.

  • Locate some vision wards in neutral objectives.

  • Help your ally to push and win lane priority.

A successful roam doesn't mean get a triple kill all times, but a successful roam can get a neutral objective, make an amazing counter gank and save your allies' life and even prevent the enemy mid laner, top laner or bot lane to rotate. Getting a successful roam is not an easy task and that's why most of the low ELO players in Solo queue don't win their matches.

Many players in League of Legends think that roaming is equal to losing lane and let enemy champions to free farm, however roaming correctly can help to have a better early game and mid lane and destroy the enemy laner late game, so, never ignore the power of roaming in League of legends.

The best champions for roaming

Not every roam is good, but before doing a great roaming, you need to find good roaming champions and even knowing which is your enemy champion and his possibility to roam better than you (matchup knowledge). This is one of the top deciding factor in order to make a good rotation for your team. Here is a short list of good roaming champions in League of Legends:

  • Talon

  • Aurelion Sol

  • Qiyana

  • Shen

  • Ryze

  • Blitzcrank

  • Nautilus

  • Lissandra

  • Zed

  • Singed

  • Akali

  • Evelynn

  • Viego

  • Wukong

  • Veigar

  • Warwick

  • Rammus

  • Galio

  • Maokai

  • Taliyah

  • Ahri

  • Twisted fate

The principal idea of roaming in League of Legends is having numbers advantage when rotating between lanes, that's why choosing a champion with a huge amount of crowd control or an amazing way to get fast to the other lanes is so important. It's incredibly important playing aggressively and understand the League of Legends map properly as deciding factor when rotating to another lane.

What is the best role for roaming in LoL?

Now you know the best champions for roaming in League of legends, it's time to talk about what is the best role to do it and ensure you have an amazing early game. First, if you love the top lane, let us tell you that the top lane is not the best role for roaming in the game currently. And the reason is simple, the most important of the summoner spells for top laners was nerfed recently: The teleport.

Other lanes have better participation and roaming possibilities, among the other lanes we can find: Mid lane and bot lane (support role). So, if you play one lane mentioned before then you should learn how to roam properly and help your team to win easily. You can read our guide about thebest mid laner league of legends to dominate this technique!
The mid lane role is the best role for roaming in League of Legends, this is the closest lane to the bot lane and the top lane, so it's easy for the mid laner to get fast and help their team. Some tricks to make a successful roam, it's buying mobility boots, locating deep vision into the enemy jungle and once you know where the enemy jungler is, you roam bot lane to help your team gaining kills and don't lose objectives such as dragons.

On the other hand, support role is another good role for roaming in League of Legends. It's the perfect role to track the enemy jungler, know enemy team position and turn out a lost team fight into an amazing opportunity to win the game. As a support, and if you're playing a tank support with a huge amount of CC, you can roam to help your jungler to invade the enemy jungler, you can roam to the mid lane to kill the enemy laner and participate in counter gank if necessary.

What to do if your enemy is roaming?

If you see that the enemy laner leave lane and he's going to the bottom lane or any other desired lane, you must ping your allies to be careful. In case you can roam to another lane too, you must follow the enemy laner to stop his roaming action, however, this is not always possible, that's why most of the time you will prefer to ping to your allies. These are some basic steps you may follow if your enemy laner is roaming:

  1. Ping to your allies that an enemy team champion is roaming.

  2. Warn your ad carry if you saw the mid laner roaming to the bottom lane.

  3. Push the minions in your own lane.

  4. Follow enemy laner roaming if possible.

Following the steps above can be the difference between a successful gank for the enemy team or not, so try to report every time you don't know where your enemy laner is to avoid getting him free kills. These steps should be also followed if you don't see the enemy support and you think it's roaming.

It's incredibly important to push your minion wave under the enemy's tower and force the lane opponent to come back or lose a complete minion wave, gold and experience. After pushing your own lane, you can roam using your own jungle in the mid stages of the game to guarantee your team get objectives , kills and numbers advantage.

Learning how to roam properly in League of legends is just a matter of time, so be patient and you will learn how to track the enemy duo and enemy jungler easily. It takes only time to get better at getting a successful gank and playing aggressively against enemy laners to win lane priority, etc. You may take a look at our guide about themost played champion league of legends to dominate your favorite lane. See you at the summoner's rift!

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