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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Kiting in jungle.

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    Kiting in jungle.

    Hey, ı am fairly new to playing jungle and ı may not know very much about it. But ı have one question for today. Why do junglers usually kite jungle camps? they kite while taking blue,red..etc. I mean, don't you get the damage anyways? or maybe ı do it wrong/can't do it. Anyways, ı would appreciate if you answer my question. Sorry for my "bed england" :D
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    PsiGuard (1495) | June 7, 2017 7:55pm
    Depends on the champion. Ranged junglers like Graves, Kindred and Elise can obviously avoid a lot of damage if they kite the camp. Some champions like Kha'Zix who are pretty cooldown-reliant can benefit from a little kiting to reduce the damage they take while their abilities are cooling down.

    Sometimes people also drag the monster away from its spawn location (into a bush perhaps) to make it more difficult to steal.

    If you're not quite sure what to do for your champion, I recommend looking up a high elo player (spectate their early clear or look for videos) and copy what they do.
    Embracing (353) | June 12, 2017 7:58pm
    It also speeds up clear time - if you're kiting towards your next camp while clearing you can save time for each camp
    Latest Legend (149) | June 12, 2017 4:21pm
    Even for melee junglers with long attack animations like J4, kiting properly really impacts the health bar IIRC.
    Lasoor (29) | June 13, 2017 6:15am
    With melee champions you can "kite" them by hitting them and then walking away while auto is on cooldown, then auto again. You should notice that the monster takes a few steps before each attack which means you are slightly delaying its attack.

    However most real jungle champions don't need to do anything special to clear their jungle. Having an easy and fast clear tends to be a standard for jungle champions.

    It is worth noting that when you watch streamers moving around the jungle camps there are two main things they are doing. First of all they might be moving closer to the next camp to speed their clear. However the main thing a lot of them are doing is practicing their "orb-walking" skills. They are practicing moving in-between autos so that they are ready to do it without mistake when they gank. Jungle camps are a great thing to practice this on.
    VexRoth (78) | June 9, 2017 8:59am
    You kite the camps to avoid taking damage, to take less damage, or to move the camp to a different location (for a number of possible reasons including: pulling it into some nearby brush so neither you or the camp creature you've targeted cannot be seen, to pull it so that you are closer to your next camp, to pull it so you are closer to the action in a lane).

    If you are new to the jungle I would not recommend playing a champion that requires/is most effective with kiting. It requires more mental space, which means that mental capacity is not free for watching your lanes.

    If you are set on it then Kindred is good to learn it with because her Wolf's Frenzy puts a circle around the camp that basically shows you exactly how far you can kite a camp before it loses patience. The current kiting system was specifically designed with her in mind.

    I concur with PsiGuard on watching a high Elo player do a clear with the champion you are interested in playing. The little nuances of how they move and when they take certain actions will be important for speed and health in your clear.
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