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League of Legends Split Pushing guide

Detailed League of Legends split pushing guide.
Split push champions review: pros and cons.
11 Mar 2015

League of Legends: Split Pushing Guide

In this guide we will consider in details split push strategy on Summoner’s Rift. What is split push and what way you can use this strategy effectively during solo queue games? What way split push strategy can lead your team to win? When you should use it and when it’s better to call your team to gather? We will answer on all those questions.

 

SPLIT PUSH IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: MEANING / DEFINITION

Main idea of split push strategy is that you send to separate lane someone who has strong pushing abilities and who is capable to win anyone in the enemy team during a duel, while rest of the team keep enemy team busy avoiding a real team fight. Thus enemy team have to send more than one person to defend against split pusher and main group of your team turns out to be in majority. The more synchronization in actions between team and that person the more effective split push strategy is. While main part of your team is in majority they can try to engage a team fight against a group of remaining opponents or attempt to take objectives.

League of Legends Split Push guide

Split pushing is easy to apply in practice while it creates a hard puzzle for your enemies. If opposite team doesn’t react properly split push can lead to catastrophic consequences for them. Often it will create two fights on different parts of the map: 4 versus 4 and 1 versus 1. That’s why it’s better when champion you send to split push is a great duelist.

 

BASIC PROVISIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL SPLIT PUSH

TEAM SYNCHRONIZATION

As mentioned before you need to have a proper team play to make split push strategy work. If one person is doing his work while rest of the team senselessly roaming over the map then you can’t expect any good result. Each person of the team should make pressure in the same moment to succeed (except situation when opponents are sieging while someone of your team mates is split pushing. In this case, you have to hold under turret while you are in minority).

VISION

You need to control enemy team movements to avoid back strikes when your team is divided. Ward jungle along the pushed lane to be aware if hunt on you have began. Rest of the map should be warded also to avoid hard engage on main group of your team while they are in minority. Don’t lay this responsibility on the support only.

TELEPORT ON TOP LANER

If you take Teleport Icon Teleport instead of Ignite Icon Ignite it will decrease a kill potential but will allow you to return to your team anytime. This makes a puzzle for the enemy team even more harder to solve. In moment they sending someone for you, you can use teleport to rejoin your team and engage 5 versus 4 fight. Also this is true for high mobility champions like Master Yi Split push champion icon Master Yi who able to come in time on their own. However if you are not planing to split push during the game, we would recommend you to take Ignite Icon Ignite, despite current meta teleport very rare pays off in solo queue.

YOUR TEAM HAS A GREAT MINION SLAIN POTENTIAL

If your team have a champion who can easily clean minion waves (e.g.Anivia Split push champion icon Anivia, Ziggs Split push champion icon Ziggs) then siege process for the enemy team will be really difficult if not impossible. In this case, opposite team very likely would hunt on the person who actually split pushing and this gives space to act to rest of your team.

 

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS SPLIT PUSHING CHAMPIONS LIST

There are three main requirements to be suitable for split push and a champion should have at least two of them:

  • Champion should be great in one versus one fights.
  • Champion should have strong pushing potential.
  • Champion should be able to escape when hunt on him begins.

Some of champions has no inborn pushing potential but they get it with Ravenous Hydra for split push Ravenous Hydra (e.g. 
Shaco Split push champion icon Shaco) or Sun fire cape for split push Sunfire Cape (e.g. Shen Split push champion icon Shen).

Let’s examine each champion separately:

Aatrox Split push champion icon AATROX

High attack speed provided by Bloodwell Icon Blood Well and Massacre Icon Massacre allows to demolish turrets pretty fast. The process of minion slain is also quick due to attack speed and to AoE from Blades of Torment Icon Blades of Torment. Range of Dark Flight Icon Dark Flight is not long (650) but this can be enough to escape if you would be careful.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Above Average

 

Cho'Gath Split push champion icon CHO’GATH

Despite the fact that Cho’Gath has no escape abilities he still can be good for split push with 
Teleport Icon Teleport. This is because his great survivability and abilities with crowd control which are good help during escape. All his abilities are great at minion slain but he can be really slow at turret destruction.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Below Average

 

Diana push champion icon DIANA

Strong duelist with fast minion wave cleaning and decent turret destruction rate but she has no escape mechanics at all. Diana can be used for split push if she is really fed and there are decent amount of wards over the map.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Low

 

Dr Mundo split push champion icon DR MUNDO

Mundo goes where he pleases. Despite the fact that recently Mundo is not popular he is great champion for split push tactic. Burning Agony Icon Burning Agony allows to push lane while Masochism Icon Masochism makes turrets fall fast. Combination of Infected Clever Icon Infected Cleaver, Sadism Rage Icon Sadism and overall tankyness can make you feel in “Catch me if you can” movie when enemy team chase you.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: High

 

Evelynn split push champion icon EVELYNN

Evelynn is very mobile champion with invisibility, movement speed boost and AoE slow. All of this makes her really hard to catch and it’s hard to predict where she will appear since she can pass through wards unseen. Evelynn Hate Spike Icon Hate spike is a good tool to liquidate minion waves.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Above Average

 

Fiora split push champion icon FIORA

As Diana push champion icon Diana Fiora is good for split push when she is really fed and able to win in one against two fight. She has no escapes and it’s better to have Ravenous Hydra for split push Ravenous Hydra if you want to push lane at decent rate.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Below Average

 

Gangplank split push champion icon GANGPLANK

Most advantage of Gangplank is that he can assist his team with Cannon barrage Icon Cannon Barrage while he is on other side of the map. Speed boost and inbound QSSEvelynn Hate Spike Icon Remove Scurvy allows him to run away safely in most of situations. With Stattik shyv cape for split push Statikk Shiv Gangplank destroys packs of minions and crumbles turrets.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Above Average

 

Gnar split push champion icon GNAR

One of the best champions for split pushing. Strong kite abilities (jumps and slow) making Gnar hard target for a chase. High damage from ranged auto-attacks is another advantage when it comes to objectives capture.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Very High

 

Irelia split push champion icon IRELIA

Irelia is very strong duelist with decent survivability and this allows her to dive her opponents. Her pushing potential is very average since she has to use Irelia Ultimate Icon Transcendent Blades or have to spam
Bladesurge Icon Bladesurge in order to push her lane at fast rate. Irelia has no straight escape abilities, but she able to stun with  Irelia stun Equilibrium Strike, cast Bladesurge Icon Bladesurge on the enemy minion, getting heal from
 Irelia Ultimate Icon Transcendent Blades while run away and get speed boost from Blade of The Ruined King Icon Blade of Ruined King or
Triniy Force Icon Trinity Force.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Average

 

Jarvan 4 split push champion icon JARVAN IV

Jarvan is all-purpose champion. He has enough AoE to farm minion waves quickly, 
Jarvan Demacian Standart Demacian Standart and Jarvan Dragon Strike Dragon strike combo helps to get out of hard situations by allowing Jarvan IV to pass through obstacles, attack speed buff from Jarvan Demacian Standart Demacian Standart is good assistance for turret destruction.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: High

 

Jax Split push champion icon JAX

Jax is not strong at early stage but at late he able to duel anyone. High attack speed allows him to clean minion waves and destroy turrets at very fast rate. Leap Icon Leap can be casted on a ward to escape.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Very High

 

Kayle split push champion icon KAYLE

Kayle able to make her lane constantly being pushed because of Righteous Fury Icon Righteous Fury and she has decent duel capabilities. Since attack speed build is default for her, turrets falling down quickly from her attacks. Divine Blessing Icon Diving blessing and Intervention Icon Intervention are helpful for both dive or escape.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: High

 

Master Yi split push champion icon MASTER YI

Master Yi is split pushing since 2010 year. High DPS and lighting mobility are the key to success, but even for him proper map control is needed. Can duel anyone, can escape from anyone.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Very High

 

Nasus split push champion icon NASUS

Nasus should spend as much as possible time on the lane. He is not mobile at all, he has no escapes and he has to last hit most of minions with Siphoning strike Icon Siphoning Strike. This pays off by ability to become killing machine at late phase of the game. This is why Teleport Icon Teleport and Ghost summoner Icon Ghost are default choice for him. He has to split push in order to become strong enough to join his team later.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Average

 

Pantheon split push champion icon PANTHEON

Grand Skyfall Icon Grand Skyfall is a nice way to reunite with your team in the moment of team fight or it can be used as escape of imminent punish from the enemy team. An ultimate is the most reason why Pantheon is in this list. Heartseeker strike Icon Heartseeker Strike deals two times less damage to minions than to champions and push potential of Pantheon is low. However he is strong duelist and able to dive his opponents, we even included him in the elo boosting champions list (would be open in a new tab).

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Average

 

Renekton split push champion icon RENEKTON

One of the strongest champions at early phase of the game. Great base damage and sustain allows him to get advantage against most opponents on top lane. Due to huge AoE damage from his abilities, Dominus Icon Dominus ultimate and Sun fire cape for split push Sunfire Cape Renekton able to secure a victory in the one against two fight. However he has not enough damage to dive if he is built tanky. Renekton is the faceroll machine, but don’t forget that he is not immortal.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Above Average

 

Riven split push champion icon RIVEN

Riven mechanics allows her to do much including a win in the minority. She has 4 dashes and shield which are big help during escapes or dives. Another advantage is a great AoE damage which helps a lot in minion slain or in the fight against several melee champions.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Very High

 

Shaco Split push champion icon SHACO

Can compete with Tryndamere Split push champion icon Tryndamere for the best split push champion title but he needs
Ravenous Hydra for lol burst damage Ravenous Hydra first. Deceive Icon Deceive is a great gap closer that can be used as disengage tool along with Shaco Jack in The Box Jack in the Box. With clone from Hallucinate Icon Hallucinate Shaco demolish turrets within seconds.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Supreme

 

Shen split push champion icon SHEN

When Shen gets his Sun fire cape for split push Sunfire Cape he is ready to start split pushing. His ultimate
Stand United Icon Stand United allows him to rejoin team any time and until that he can constantly keep pressure on lane with great sustain provided by his abilities.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Very High

 

Shyvana split push champion icon SHYVANA

High mobility, tankyness, ability to make really long jump and Burnout Icon Burnout which begins to clean minion waves at the second level makes Shyvana one of the best choices for the split push strategy.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Very High

 

Singed split push champion icon SINGED

The worst champion in League of Legends to be chased. Singed is created for split pushing and he is the one of few champions who needs Ghost summoner Icon Ghost by default and this only makes process of chasing him harder. However he is really weak at early game, that’s why we don’t give him supreme rating.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Above Average

 

Singed Split push champion icon SIVIR

Probably the only attack damage carry who can be used as split pusher. Boomerange Blade Icon Boomerang Blade and
Richochete Icon Ricochet slain minion packs in seconds while On the hunt Icon On The Hunt can be used as strong escape ability. As most attack damage carries Sivir melts turrets quickly.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Above Average

 

Teemo split push champion icon TEEMO

Teemo is annoying and everyone know that. He can protect entrances to his lane with
Noxious Trap Icon Noxious Traps what makes his lane almost isolated and allows him to pressure his opponent constantly without any punish. However to push lane at fast rate he has to spend charges of his Noxious Trap Icon Noxious Traps for minion waves and this is not a plus.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Below Average

 

Tryndamere Split push champion icon TRYNDAMERE

Maybe the best choice among other champions in this list. Tryndamere is a perfect duelist, he cleans minion waves and destroys turrets swiftly, Spinning Slash Icon Spinning Slash is a great escape and Undying Rage Icon Undying Rage allows to dive safely.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Supreme

 

Twisted Fate split push champion icon TWISTED FATE

When Twisted Fate gets some Ability Power, big packs of minions starting to fall down in two casts. With Sun fire cape for split push Lich Bane as default choice for him, Twisted Fate melts turrets pretty fast. However he needs proper warding to cast Twisted Fate Icon Destiny in time for a successful escape.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: High

 

Udyr split push champion icon UDYR

If properly played Udyr becomes almost elusive. Phoenix Stance Icon Phoenix Stance for minion slain, Tiger Stance Icon Tiger Stance for turrets and Bear Stance Icon Bear Stance for situation when you feel that hunt for you have began. Pretty simple and effective.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Very High

 

Zed split push champion icon ZED

Zed is a tough duelist who is hard challenge in the solo fight for anyone. His mechanics are hard but worth to master. Zed has everything all you might need: great AoE damage against minions, ability to overcome map obstacles and ultimate is just perfect for duels. Don’t forget to add to all this non-mana champion type.

SPLIT PUSH RATING: Supreme

There is not each possible champion for split push in this list, but we tryed to consider most of them.

 

 

WHEN YOU SHOULDN’T SPLIT PUSH

Split push is not always an option. Thus you have to know when it’s better to stick with your team and avoid solo moves:

  • Enemy team has better starting point thus they can reach objectives much faster than you.
  • Your team is stronger and very likely will win team fight. Split push is good when your team is weaker or you can take some objectives for free if you use this strategy. Don’t give your enemies time to get on their feet by team fight avoidance. Sadly, this often happens in solo queue.
  • Your champion brings more benefits to a team fight than a champion enemies send to defend against you. This rule is only true if you can’t kill your enemy.

Split push is strong tool when used properly and you should know when it is time to use that tool. Use this strategy only if situation is suitable.

 

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18 COMMENTS

    1. JSIUJDIUAjiusjsaiudjijasd

      U FORGOT POPPY HER NEW REWORK MAKES HER A GREAT SPLIT PUSHER SHE HAS HER W TO ESCAPE AND ULT TO KEEP PEOPLE AWAY AND SHE BUILD ICEBORN GAUNTLET SO U HAVE EXTRA DMG AGAINST MINION WAVES AND TOWERS.

    1. No Sarcasm Detected

      “Hey, I play this one champion, and I can split push with her. Logically, she is the best split pusher in the game, hands down. I know this because even though I did not play many other champions, I saw a few champions before. Your guide is wrong, my champion is the best, and needs a higher rating.”

  1. Norman

    I hate when people split pushing when we are much stronger and can engage a team fight. As result we lose game because enemies had time to recover :(

  2. Vydark

    Gnar is the best split pusher in the game BOTRK and BC and the rest tank you will be at a tower ever 30 second and have one down in less then 10 end game. When the other team comes if you have good vision you can easily bounce over minions or wall and out run them.

  3. yi is good!

    Yi is the classic one split pusher with strong capabilities and i really enjoy playing him but when i pick him, people saying that i’m trolling even at a pick stage :[

  4. Quinn

    Why isn’t Quinn on this list, she has a decent wave clear, a blind and a slow, insane mobility with her ult, her e can be used for escape if used correctly and has great dueling abilities. Because of her low attack range, she isn’t much useful in teamfight, so it’s really a better to send her split pushing. Also, Riot described Quinn as an “ad carry with high mobility and great split pushing potential”.

  5. Phareox

    I think you forgot to mention one thing. What if youre pushed to the enemy tower, but say i’m a shyvana and they send a tryndamere. I can fight him no problem, but im already pushed to their tower and there’s no way im gonna kill a tryndamere under tower without dying. He just has too much damage and his e + ult make him pretty much unkillable under tower. What do I do now? I have the weaker team ofcourse, so what am I supposed to do? Go back to my team or just try to get as many hits in the turret as possible? The last suggestion is really hard because as shyvana I usually get either cinderhulk or sunfire cape, which auto aggros the turret.

    1. Boosteria

      It’s better to back to your team and try to make a team fight in the majority / take an objective or farm enemy jungle because unlikely that you will be able to slain enemy champion in such situation or take a turret while he is defending it.

  6. Woko

    I think Zed is the best split pusher:
    1. Perfect duelist – can kill in 1v1 almost everyone.
    2. Cleaning minion waves very fast and can use his abilities non-stop because has energy instead of mana.
    3. Mobile, because of his shadow can teleport through obstacles, escaping this way from chasing foes.
    4. Has huge AD thus can melt turrets and inhibitors very fast.

  7. derg

    trundle is the best splitpusher lol

    q hits turrets and is an auto reset while increasing attk dmg

    w is basically yi ult

    e for escape
    r for survival

    literally all he needs is hydra

  8. Prosmix

    Split push is your way to come back, you have to learn to split push right in order to improve winrate, this can help you to boost division or two above your current one in ranked.

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