Hector's ADVANCED Macro Concepts You NEED to Learn! - League of Legends

Hector's ADVANCED Macro Concepts You NEED to Learn! - League of Legends

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it only took months and months of convincing but it's finally happened we got hector to play league of legends again a great weight has been lifted from some of our wow players they really didn't deserve what they had to endure for so long lucky for us we get treasures like these back there's nothing quite like failing to execute a cheater recall appropriately and then trying to make up for it by committing your flash to ensure that the freeze still occurs now that he's back we'll be letting him play in high elo until he gets challenger back before sending him to the dumps once again
00:31
for now let's take a look at some macro decisions in his recent games which are all around masters or higher elo he's been off grinding some high elo for once and we really couldn't be more lucky i mean just look at that if that isn't peak league of legends we don't know what is anyway let's get right into the guide so get ready we're kicking things off with a question very quickly let's get a feel for the game first though everything is pretty standard as far as mid-game macro goes he's just pushing toward a solo lane to get solo farm which is as simple as it
01:03
gets okay he's pathing he's padding cool that's it that's what we're gonna talk about did you catch the decision that he made if so why did he do it this is a higher level concept so we're definitely not looking for a simple answer here rewind if you want to see it again minion buffs is a concept that we've taught before but we haven't really gone over it super in depth and a reason for that is that only really trihard professional players tend to consistently think about it
01:36
in this specific case hector made two decisions based on what he saw first he immediately looked at the minion buffs once he glanced over the weight he saw that his own wave was a bit stronger at this point in the game also the enemy wave was already slightly damaged before they collided although the enemy wave is closer to the enemy's side of the map these two minor advantages mean that his wave is likely to push toward the enemy team rather than back to him thus if he were to do krugs immediately here then he was afraid that the wave is likely to look like this by the time he's done with him
02:08
that's a fair bit of farm mist and even more minions will die by the time he actually gets back over to the wave so his initial goal was to go toward the wave first fix it and then loot back to krugs if there's nothing going on on the map afterwards but the second that he saw lux on the minimap heading toward bottom he immediately clicked toward crux the change in decision is obviously because lux is going to kill this wave so there's no rush to head over there anymore he can do krugs without missing any minions at all let's just quickly point out that maybe
02:38
this wasn't the best macro play available or even worth thinking about at that moment though the dragon was spawning and he probably should have been posturing with his team to get better positioning around it as it was the mountain dragon the most valuable one of them all that's definitely a fair point but his excuse so that he's just super focused thinking about this concept and trying to master it and everything else is just taking a back seat right now he believes understanding this can definitely have a very strong impact on your macro choices if you pay close enough attention to it
03:08
for example this is an old replay but a very good example of how it can be used hector lost lane ridiculously hard first time it's ever happened and this should usually be an ff15 go next kind of game but your opponents winning two handily can sometimes be used against them due to the proximity of the wave to his side of the map allowing his reinforcing waves to arrive first this wave would usually be pushing away from him toward the enemy team normally it'd be in his best interest to immediately go fix it so it can't be frozen against him but
03:41
he's already typed that he'll actually be the one freezing that's because the enemy wave is significantly stronger than his own so it's breaking conventional minion rules he had already predicted it would be pushing toward him instead knowing that he doesn't need to fix it he instead secures vision so he can safely freeze without dying thanks to the fact that the enemy wave was so much stronger than his own he was able to maintain a freeze down here for quite a while which eventually helped him to catch back up in the game the tricky thing about this topic is when situations get
04:11
really complex there's three factors to consider on how a wave will move long term if left alone number one weight positioning number two overall minion health and number three minion buffs it can be easy to think about how waves will operate outside of a game but making the correct macro call in an actual game in a split second by considering all these factors is what is difficult we're not going to lie the advantages that you earn by actively paying attention to this aren't as noticeable as the fundamentals we always try to teach often times
04:42
you're just making estimates on how a wave will push and even then it can sometimes just come down to rng but if you're someone who really cares about maximizing every little advantage in the game then by all means go ahead it definitely can't hurt your gameplay alright enough with the really try hard stuff instead let's take a look at some more immediately applicable concepts let's jump over to a malzahar game for some nice and relaxing our key gameplay during the game he managed to push out the wave in mid and then rotate over toward top lane to set up a gank onto
05:13
the poppy afterwards he recalls and discusses not what he's doing well but rather what orianna is doing poorly or i was making a lot of mistakes one she went to dragon when she wasn't really needed to go there two she didn't base here which technically gives me another free room timing i could even cancel her base if i can catch up to her and really make her life miserable i'm going to pretend i'm not walking up which might bait her into thinking i'm not walking up and then i will walk up
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and then she's completely bound because she's going to miss the next wave for no reason now all i have to do is not die to the most obvious viego bait of my life and i should be hard winning alright we have a few different points here so let's break them down first before the room we initially discussed the enemy team killed hector senna the mistake he's referencing is orianna leaving mid to go help out her jungler do the dragon junglers can easily solo dragon at this point and her bot lane had pryo as well there's no need for her to move unless her lane opponent moves which hector
06:15
didn't all this does is give pryo to a malzahar which should never ever happen for free in this matchup you're not always going to have mid prio but losing it for a worthless reason like that is definitely a huge mistake priority in solo queue is way too effective random realms regardless of how obvious they are have a high chance for success simply because side laners are completely blind regardless of the elo you're playing at for the second part he does admit his commentary was a bit off he said it was a mistake orianna didn't base here
06:45
but it's actually fine to stay if she needed this wave for an item it can be a mistake versus other lanes because as he said it gives a free roam timer as she bases he gets to push another wave uncontested yes orianna gets back in time to catch the wave but hector would have had priority and could roam a second time for free as he said why it's not a mistake is that he's a malzahar without alt if he were a kiana for example maybe orianna should have valued basing on the prior wave so that she doesn't concede priority again to
07:16
such a powerful roamer the actual mistake from orianna though is being a greedy high elo player all high elo players have the usually good habit of being as greedy as possible with their recalls they watch their opponents to see if they're coming to stop them and when they don't they continue recalling in a spot that's very easy to cancel really make her life miserable i'm gonna pretend i'm not walking up which might bait her into thinking i'm not walking up and then i will walk up it's a very easy mind game that is super effective the higher you climb in elo you just wait around three or four
07:47
seconds and then walk up to cancel he did it to orianna three times this game until she learned her lesson the lesson for us here is that greedy recalls are very good there's a reason all high elo players do it but if there's no need then there's no need look how far away hector's wave was she could have walked really far back and ensured her recall went off instead of risking it in the middle of the lane with the wave so far away there's no reason for her to get back to lane asap she has plenty of time to back off far enough to guarantee her base timing
08:18
with her recall ruined getting a guaranteed lead over orianna is easy by perma shoving her in she now has two choices she can either recall at a bad timing miss a wave and give some turret plates or she can concede priority for a very long time she chose the latter eventually there's an opportunity to collapse to a fight hector rotates and although he doesn't take the best pathing which causes him to miss some kills it was still an advantage earned by punishing orianna's mistakes of course his advantage is completely blown when he tunnel visions on the bot
08:48
lane fight while orianna sets up a kill on him then his entire tower with five juicy plates all gets taken for free thankfully this kind of stuff tends to get edited out of the videos the third point we'll be discussing is an opinion he holds which he feels quite strongly about the idea being that turrets are completely overrated and valued way too highly by a lot of the league community we're not fully on board with agreeing to this just yet but the idea has definitely been getting more and more traction lately among some analysts
09:19
the concept is that as the game gets more refined players don't really need turrets you can avoid mid game side lane ganks by using your brain and important fights don't really take place around turrets they should be happening near the objectives being bought over there's way more reasons to it but that's the gist so some players believe that the only value they have is literally just how much gold they give you turn plates aren't down yet so i don't want to completely concede mid if they were down i might just give the turret because i don't really care about
09:49
turrets now that he can't really get any plates maybe we can still look turret plates are obviously something that you should consider when choosing to concede a turret as they actually give gold but now that they're about to go down he completely changes his game plan and goes to join the top lane fight that's been going on for a while rotating up here he manages to get here in time to turn around the end of the fight and score a kill i can admit for this but i don't really care about mid means nothing to me the advice that he offers is that
10:26
if you can ever trade the life of your turret for more overall gold with another play on the map then don't hesitate to do so having more gold than your opponent is more important than having a worthless structure again his words in this specific example by coming top he guaranteed that his team won the fight that means no one is farming top waves and they can get the top turret the cherry on top is that the enemy kaiser overvalues turrets and went to share gold in mid with heimerdinger so hector's team has jarvan and wukong getting solo turret gold from two
10:58
turrets whereas hymer and kaiser are sharing gold from just one yes the mid tower is known for being the most important but as we've said in his opinion it doesn't matter all that much you can choose for yourself whether you want to follow that advice or not anyway that's going to wrap up this guide we hope you either learned something or gained a new perspective thanks for watching and we'll see you next time

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