League of Legends may seem like it’s filled with randomness and chaos but many players have found a system that allows them to succeed in their games more. The professional LoL scene often applies the best way to play the game to increase the chances of winning. That involves formulating organized LoL team compositions that revolve around a specific strategy and win condition that all five players need to follow.
The 5 Types of LoL Team Compositions
Having an organized LoL team composition is extremely helpful but it’s extremely difficult to coordinate in the Solo Queue setting because players prefer using champions they like or are good at rather than playing for the good of the team. These are mostly applied by higher ELO players in Solo Queue and Flex, but more commonly in the professional tournament setting since pros have larger champion pools and are used to playing in a coordinated setting.
Players who are looking to learn more about the different LoL team comps can also apply this when playing in local tournaments or while participate in Clash. Understanding the different team compositions can really give the team an edge if they understand their goals. Let’s take a look at the five major team compositions that have the highest win rates and can be executed well with a lot of practice from the players.
Front-to-Back Teamfighting Comps
The Front-to-Back Teamfighting comp is the most common team comp in any MOBA game. This team comp relies on straight up teamfighting and succeeding by allowing the carries to push through the defensive line and knock down the enemy team. It revolves around keeping the carries safe in the backline while the rest of the team control the pace of the fight by occupying the enemy team during the fight.
This comp relies on the entire team being able to communicate and coordinate the flow of the fight by choosing which targets to take down one-by-one. It requires the carries to be alive since majority of the team play a utility role in keeping the most important members alive. Remember that this comp succeeds by taking as many teamfights as possible around objectives and making sure that the ADC survives until the end.
Full Dive Comp
A full-dive comp is a high-risk, high-reward comp, that relies on the team taking down the most dangerous member of the team instantly and thriving on the chaos that exudes afterwards. This team composition is the most successful for lower-ELO teams since it is thrives in chaotic settings. That being said, this comp deeply relies on team coordination more-so than the other comps on this list because it can be easy to fail a dive if the team isn’t on the same page.
The primary win condition of the full-dive comp is being able to consistently take down the enemy carries as quickly as possible then taking teamfights afterwards with a number’s advantage. This hardest part about this team comp is knowing the proper timing to execute a dive while keeping your own carries alive. Once your dive champions manage to kill the enemy AD Carry, Jungler, or Mid Lane, it is important to continue the fight and take down the priority targets in order or quickly disengage to discourage the enemy team from striking back.
Long-Range Poke Comp
The long range poke comp is a fun team composition to try but has lost a lot of its value due to the recent Durability Patch. This team composition relies on softening the enemy team by dealing long-range poke damage then using the health advantage to start a teamfight or force the enemy team to retreat while your team secures an objective. This isn’t the best teamfighting comp but, if executed correctly, can be impossible to deal with against the right team.
A common mistake that players make when running a poke comp is simply relying on poke damage to try and secure kills. This team composition is still a teamfight-centric comp but tries to do it at the last possible second when the health advantage is clear. It’s important for the team to be patient when trying to execute this LoL team comp and be able to find positions where they can’t be threatened easily by their enemies.
Lane Pressure Comp
The lane pressure comp is the only non-teamfighting comp on the list. This team relies on trying to separate the enemy team and using their sieging supremacy to slowly wear down the enemy team’s structures and make it impossible for them to fight. This team focuses on making the enemy team make a mistake by taking advantage of their impatience and catching out enemies that step out of position.
This is an extremely difficult comp to pull off because it relies on having full information of the enemy’s movements and being able to threaten the sidelanes efficiently by using powerful sieging and side lane champs. While this LoL team comp doesn’t rely on teamfighting all the team, it is still important that they’re able to fight against an enemy trying to fight them by having powerful global abilities that can respond to an enemy’s overaggression.
Late Game Scaling Comp
The late game scaling team comp is arguably the hardest to pull off because it’s easy for the enemy team to run away with the game after only a few victories in the early to mid stages of the game. As the name suggests, it relies on your team picking champions that have potential scaling and waiting for them to reach their power spikes by controlling the pace of the game. It is extremely important the game state is either in your favor or neutral for it to succeed.
This team composition usually relies on the jungler and mid lane to facilitate the game by roaming around the map and trying to consolidate pressure to either secure picks or force enemies to play safe. A scaling comp doesn’t mean that you’ll be conceding every fight and objective for the sake of “playing for late game”. In fact, it’s important that you don’t allow the enemy team to do whatever they want by contesting them intelligently when it matters.