Hey everyone, if you guys lurk around these forums a lot, you might of seen my thread where I asked for advice on how to get out of 1400mmr a few months ago.
I finally reached 1600mmr a couple of weeks ago mainly solo queuing. I've dropped back down to about 1550 on bad days, but I can always carry myself my back up.
The lowest MMR I remember being was around 1200, I played Dota before, but I couldn't adjust to hon until I hit around 1400mmr.
I'm not a pro by any means, but I just want to share some advice and give my thoughts on what I believed help me go up in mmr. I guess you can say this is geared towards people having trouble getting out of <1500 brackets that believe they belong in a higher bracket.
1. All Pick
If you are familiar with all the heroes and items in the game, I think all pick is the easiest way to win games. I realized I win more often playing all pick then single draft. In many occasions, you can predict the outcome of the game just by looking at the heroes picked. You want to play all pick because you want to know your enemy, and you can have a more wider range of hero selections to fulfill the role that your team is lacking, or find a hero that have synergy with the heroes your team picked.
2. Finding and know the best Hero to choose
You want to find a role/hero that can benefit and offer your team the most and at the same time counter the other team.
a. Look at the stats and recent picks of your opponents and your teammates. You want to predict the other teams picks, and counter pick.
b. Avoid picking a hard carry. My secondary role is carry, but it's rare I ever play without a support. Unless you average high gpm (300+) and have a reliable team or support (friends).. They offer almost nothing early game, takes all the available farm, and requires good support (does not exist <1500). I average 450gpm with scout over around 50 games but I only win about 40%.
c. Pushing and Ganking heroes are OP. Hag, Devo, Tort, Polly are only a few. The reason being is because they all have carry potential, great pushing power, and can provide a lot in a teamfight.
c. Always have a backup hero. If your hero is taken, you want to have heroes that work with any lineup. (read the next one)
d. Pick counter heroes heroes preferably with reliable disables. Emphasize the word reliable. Deadwood can pubstomp a one-sided game, but what can he offer in a teamfight especially a game that is in the favor of the other team? The easiest games are the ones where the other team has no reliable disables and you probably have noticed the hardest lanes to go up against are the ones with double stuns. Behemoth is a great pick and counter to push lineups for example.
Which lane should you take? Just because you pick devourer, you don't have to go mid. If anything, going sidelane devourer with a stunner works even better.
a. Sometimes you have to give up mid. I am a dominant mid player. I don't lose mid very often, but I don't mind giving it up to someone who is better than me, or calls it first. If you win a side lane, you can reduce the pressure for your mid player to gank your lane, and he could spend the time farming, or helping another lane.
b. Don't complain, demand, or yell at your teammates. Everyone does it, but you want to reduce it as much as possible. I find if you communicate in a friendly way, they are more likely to listen. Remember, what benefits you may not benefit your team. For example, forcing a solo long lane, dual mid, or dual melee lane.
c. Play your strengths, and play off of their weaknesses. You will always get noobs on your team, but so does the other team. If the other team has hard carry, go gank him. From my experience, most people with low mmr lack positioning. They farm slow, they are greedy, and they don't communicate. They underestimate farming, pushing, and teamwork. No one carries TP's around. Push as a team, a tower is a fast GPM boost. Counter push and tp back right before a fight, Never just stand around for too long without doing anything.
That's all for now! Give me some feedback! These are just a few things I've picked up from playing that I think helped me a lot. I used to only play single draft, always pick carries and yell at my team for mistakes they made.
If you guys disagree in anyway, let me know! I'm trying to teach my girlfriend and I looked around the forums for some guides and saw that many people were like me back a couple months ago so I thought I might as well write this and share my thoughts .
So in other words, you got better.
There isn't a way to instantly get better, and people need to realize reading things like this will improve their general game play but they will always have weaknesses.
Prpos to you mate. Im stuck at 1450mmr i havent played mmr in months cuz im afraid it'd get lower. Hope to achieve what you have now in the future.
I was stuck at 1450 for the longest time, my cousin quit and went to lol because of it.(lakdaun) But what I did, was I kept playing, even if i'm scared to drop even lower. If you think about it, the harder you have to try, the better you will become. So you will eventually go up over time!
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I learned the basics of lasthiting and picked tremble. Got me out of 1300
People rarely take tanks so I got out of 1400's by playing Electrician and Accursed support.
I'm playing kraken now, and won 7/8 matches with him, the 8th was some other hero, but that was won by teamwork. The enemy team can't do much against a tanky kraken with a well placed ult, and the strong splash attack
Clan Blame The Team!
I complety agree haha I was just making a joke about you saying he could win a lane withought doing anything
I Team queued down to 1200. and after deleting a few buddies I solo queued up to 1500. where I am currently trying to get to 1600!
The key in my opinion is to be a team player. Don't rage no matter what. Try to do what SomaZ does and have a NO RAGE DAY.
Most people I play with think, "Hey I'm mid and I'm a carry, you filthy INT's who need no survivability really should buy all the wards and upgrade the courier for me." But honestly, once I started buying my own ward mid, upgrading my own courier, and just warding for the supports who wont ward, I saw that I was winning more games!
Two words that can win you a game. communication and teamwork.
This is just my little anecdote and $0.02