League of Legends is full of a unique number of incredible strategies that can help you win a game, among them, is the Proxy Farm, a strategy that, although it is not very popular at the moment, can be very annoying and make the enemy team desperate while slowly losing control over the game.
The proxy farm is an old game technique from League of Legends used in the early game and can also be called Proxy Singed in honor of the champion who is characterized by using this strategy in the summoner's rift. Without further ado, let's begin!
What is proxy farming LoL?
To put it simply, Proxy Farming is all about farming between the enemy towers instead of farming between your tower and the enemy tower. It seems crazy, right? Well, it is really quite easy to understand but it is quite difficult to execute in the early game due to multiple reasons.
The proxy farm is an early game technique that creates desperation in the enemy team, but can also cause you to lose the game if executed incorrectly. The trick to making a good proxy farm is to use the perfect champion for it: Singed. But before we talk about it there are a couple of things you should know.
What is the proxy farm for?
The Proxy Farm has multiple utilities in the top lane (although it can be carried out in other lanes), and some of them are:
- Deny farm to enemy champion in lane.
- Deal damage to the enemy tower from the first minutes of the game.
- Make the enemy jungler waste time trying to chase down the proxy farming player.
Proxy farming is an amazing strategy if you want to wreak havoc and uncertainty on the opposing team's strategy, however, it must be done correctly to avoid dying too many times and hurting your team. Therefore, proxy farming is a strategy that is usually executed by champions who have fast wave clearing and the ability to move quickly through the enemy jungle.
What do you need to make a good proxy farm?
If you plan to use the proxy farm strategy on Summoner's Rift, you'll need to keep a couple of things in mind as well as have a couple of important tools at your disposal, so:
- A champion with optimal wave cleanup.
- An insanity potion to survive the minions damage.
- Keep vision on the enemy jungle at all times.
- Having a good knowledge and reading of the game map, this is essential to guess the location of the rival jungler.
- Have escape tools to avoid ambushes during the proxy farm (for this it is good to use flash / ghost / teleport )
- Inform your team that you will develop this strategy, in this way they can support you if necessary.
As you will see, the proxy farm strategy is much more complex than it seems, therefore, it is not strange to find that it is one of the least used techniques currently in the summoner's rift, however, be careful to meet a person who master the proxy farm, because it will surely make your game very complicated.
What is the best champion for proxy farm?
Without a doubt, the best League of Legends champion to perform Proxy Farm is Singed. Not surprisingly, the proxy farm strategy is also known as Proxy Singed, and this champion has a kit of skills that make him perfect for the difficult task of proxy singed farming. Here are some of Singed strengths:
- It has very good mobility and is perfect for sneaking between any enemy turret, farming and not taking any damage.
- His Q is the perfect ability to quickly finish off enemy minion waves, and if an enemy champion were to attack him, the enemy would take damage from Singed's poison.
- His ultimate helps him gain greater mobility and, as if that were not enough, accompanied by the summoner spell "Ghost" he becomes an unattainable champion.
Singed is the perfect champion to proxy farm, and is very annoying due to its ability to deal mbuttive amounts of damage while walking through the summoner's rift. Are you a Singed fan? Take a look at our best skins Singed LoL list.
How to make a double and triple proxy farm?
If the simple proxy farm has seemed like a strategy that would make the enemy team desperate, then you should know the double and triple proxy farm, and yes, the protagonist of this strategy is still Singed.
To perform this type of proxy farming effectively, Singed must sneak into the enemy base and, just as the minions appear, pull them towards him and let his poison trail do the work. However, this strategy can harm your allies as you deny them farm, experience, and gold, so it is a strategy that cannot be used in all cases.
How to deal with proxy farm?
Although the proxy farm strategy can be quite annoying and effective when executed correctly, there are multiple ways to deal with it. First of all, you must coordinate actions with your jungler to stop Singed proxy farm, this means warding your jungle defensively to know Singed's position and wait for your jungler to rotate to the top lane to help you killing Singed. If you are interested in this topic, you can take a look at our guide on how to get better at warding in LoL.
On the other hand, you should use a champion with the same Singed wave cleanup, this way you won't have problems farming and your tower won't take too much damage. Some examples of champions to use: Zed, Riven, Ashkhan, Volibear and Yorick. Take a look at our guide about the best champions in League of Legends to know more about them.
Is proxy farm a good strategy currently?
Honestly, the Proxy Farm strategy is a bit of a thing of the past and not many players master it perfectly, not to mention that there are very few players out there.
of Singed currently. However, executed correctly, Proxy Farm's strategy can be terrible for the enemy team, which will have to respond to Singed's pressure constantly.
If you would like to execute this strategy, always remember to keep sight of the enemy jungler, as well as knowing the position of the enemy mid laner and bot lane, that way you will be able to prevent ganks and get more out of proxy farming.
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