In normal and ranked games mostly on bronze-gold leagues you often can hear “KS” abbreviation which means “kill steal”. You hear that when someone believes that a killing blow was made by a wrong person. This can even lead to a flame between team mates which always is a bad sign for a team itself. Why kill steal is not worth your attention we will consider in this guide.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KILL AND ASSIST
First of all, should be mentioned that there is no such big difference between a kill and assist as some players may think. The reason for this is that gold income is far from being the main advantage of killing an enemy champion. The most advantage you are getting is time when you are farming and getting objectives while killed enemy do not. On this background, a 150 gold which went to your team mate instead of you is not a big deal. Also a solo kill provides less gold than a kill plus assist. For example, average amount of gold that you can get for a solo kill is equal to 300 while with assist your team gets at least 450.
WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT
No matter who got a kill – all gold will be spend in favor of your team. Thus why League of Legends coaches don’t recommend to start a conversation due to KS because it can distract attention of your team. Remember that either the entire team wins or all the team loses. Don’t forget that League of Legends is a team game and every player is an equal part of it.
POSSIBILITY TO LOSE A KILL
Probably you experienced misunderstanding when an attempt to leave a kill for a carry led to an escape of an enemy. Due to chaotic nature of the solo queue this would happen from time to time leaving your team without a kill. Thus we recommend you to leave an opportunity for a killing blow for your carry only when you are 100% sure that an enemy won’t escape, e.g. don’t try to do it when you are nearly enemy turret or your carry haven’t enough damage yet.
IT’S NOT WORTH A POSSIBLE FLAME WAR
Flame war among your team is the worst thing that can happen in a ranked game and it can easily be launched by a few words about kill stealing. Don’t start to sort out who should have get a kill even if support “steals all your kills”. Ego is the dangerous enemy don’t let it win.
WHAT PROS THINK ABOUT KS
Nice video with progamers who share their thoughts about kill stealing in League of Legends. Shortly: “A kill secure not a kill steal“!
Don’t wait to last hit but do everything to kill an enemy and if you get a kill you shouldn’t feel any shame because you did everything right. As mentioned before mostly players of low leagues usually worrying about kill stealing because with experience comes understanding what kind of things are most important in the game.
Team spirit is one of the most important and vulnerable things in the League of Legends solo queue therefore don’t make just a kill become an apple of discord which would let your team down.
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