AoV Macro Tips


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May 11, 2015
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MACRO Tips and Strategy

Usually, people ask about builds and arcana for heroes. But, that's just the micro part of the game. In this post, I'm going to discuss the overall concepts that will apply from bronze and even in the higher elos (the macro), because I've seen so many people make these mistakes time and time again.

I got most of this information from a brown bag, Ass_Dave, and other AOV Youtubers who'd already played professionally. And, now, I'm just going to share their teachings and my personal experiences in the game, so as to help people improve themselves. So, let's start the list.


Ohhh, myyy, this is a pet peeve of mine. Okay, so, say it with me now "waves before plays". Now slower, "waaaaaaves beeefooooooree plaaaaaaaays" .

So, what does that mean? It means before you gank; clash; temporarily rotate to help a teammate; etc., you need to clear the 3 minions (the minion wave) on your lane.

So, why should you clear wave?
  1. It defends your tower.
  2. It pressures the enemy into protecting their towers.
  3. It lets get global objectives, due to #2.
  4. It lets you take enemy towers.
  5. It allows you to split push.
  6. It makes it safe to go for a team fight because you know you can't be split pushed if there's no enemy wave to be split pushed from.
  7. The XP that you get from it as just as much as what you get from a kill.
  8. It allows you to, ultimately, end the game.
As you could see, clearing the minion wave is one of the most fundamental concepts in order to win matches. Waves turn into towers, towers turn into the enemy core, and a destroyed enemy core turns into a win.

Clearing the minion wave should be done most of the time. But, there are exceptions. Those exceptions are: when you could get a tower or when you could destroy the enemy core. Those are the only times when you're allowed to miss the wave because those objectives allow you to get a win.


Thank you for reading. And, this is turning out to be much longer than I expected it to be. So, I guess, I'll just post the other tips separately. And, until that, good luck and more power. Thank you.

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