GUIDE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR SEASON 3, WILL BE DONE SOON.
This guide is aimed at explaining the mechanics of bottom lane, and helping you to gain an advantage whenever possible. You will learn what champions fill which roles, basic and advanced laning tactics, where to ward, and more.
Advantages of winning in duo lane
Dominating bot lane allows you to secure easy dragons through power in numbers. If you can force the enemy to recall or even just weaken them, they will usually be unable to contest dragon. This gives your team a very significant advantage, and if you can continue this throughout the game then you will have a huge gold lead over the opposition.
If you play your cards right and find yourself decidedly stronger than the enemy bottom lane, you can invade into their lower jungle and steal the enemy golem or lizard buffs, depending on which side you spawn on. This will have a different impact on the game depending on what champions you are facing. Some champions will crumble without a golem buff, some will not, but if your team is stronger at the time you can use this as a way to force the enemy to fight a losing battle. A team running Kassadin or Swain for example will be heavily contesting their blue buff, even if they are significantly weaker than you.
There are some additional benefits to pushing down towers, other than the obvious global gold gain.
Having the ability to safely push towers can do several things to the enemy team. With sufficient warding you can force your opponents to waste their time with failed ganks. This gives your own team free time to do as they please; this could mean your middle gets a free tower, or your jungler successfully counterjungles an enemy buff. If they overcommit for a kill, your team could be doing Baron while the enemy team is caught up with the chase.
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