Watch pro players execute flawless dive countless times, but you seem can not do that in your own games. Somebody always tank the tower for too long or not long enough. Whether tower diving is a good decision and how do you do it? This guide will give you some tips before you dive in and have some perfect kills.
(RNG Uzi tower dive and get a double kill)
First, we have to know what is tower diving
An attempt to kill an enemy player while they are under protection of their tower.
To have successful tower dive, you want to have more enemy kills than your friendly deaths. To master tower diving, you must know about how Tower in League of Legend work
- Tower will attack any enemy that comes in its range. It initially prioritizes enemy minions then switches to enemy champions when all the minions died.
- Tower also auto attacks enemy champions if they damaged its friendly champions within tower’s range.
- If the tower starts attacking an unit, it will not stop until:
- The unit dies.
- Leave the tower range.
- Or become untargetable
Understanding tower’s damage is the crucial component of all diving. It decides how many tower shots you can tank and how long you have to safely execute the dive.
Tower deal attack damage based on the current game time and have bonus armor penetration
Attack damage 152 – 278 (based on minutes)
+30% armor penetration
Because tower damage is AD so champions with large amount of armor are significantly better in tanking than those with magic resistant. The complicate part is that tower ramp up damage over time. Turrets gain 40% damage each time they strike a champion, up to 120%.
- First shot 0% increased damage
- Second shot 40% increased damage
- Third shot 80% increased damage
- Fourth shot 120% increased damge
This effect doesn’t reset when switching targets
Counting tower shot or approximate how much damage you will take are important for tower diving. Another tip is do not damage enemy champions from too far within tower range, because then you will need time to approach them while tower shot you 1 or 2 times.
Now you understand how towers work, we can get into the actual set up for tower dive. Unless you are extremely tank, you want to minimize the number of tower shot you take. In order to make this, you need to associate with your minion wave.
As mentioned above, minions will draw tower shot until you hit enemy champion, use this as your advantage. Let minion wave in and take tower aggro, give you time to get in position without take in any unnecessary damage. The more minions you have, the longer you can set up the dive. The minions will also add extra damage to enemy champion. Minions will fight nearby enemy champions if their allies are damaged by enemy. When your opponent attempts to fight back during the dive, your minions will attack them. This is why it is always easier to dive with a stack of minion wave.