There are five different roles you can play in Wild Rift, and Support is one of them. Playing Support isn’t as easy as the name may sound, and there are a few key things you’ll need to do that can make or break your games. There are a few things in general that can make a huge difference for your Duo, and playing well as a Support can help you snowball games to victory.
The Basics of Playing Support
Wild Rift wouldn’t be the same without people who play Support. If you’re trying to win the game, a Support who’s playing correctly helps their entire team secure the win while a Support who ignores their role will spell disaster.
When learning how to play Support in Wild Rift, remember that the role is meant for the entire team. Support players need to observe and act carefully — lack of teamwork can cause frustration with teammates, and that’s a quick way to lose a game.
1. Play Support with the Duo
Playing Support means playing along with someone else early on, the Duo role. Supports need to make sure that they’re playing with the Duo, engaging and backing off with their teammate. By watching your Duo play at the beginning of the game, you can learn how they play and work together.
Remember that working together is better than working separately, even when you think the Duo is making a bad call. It’s better to commit together and potentially come out on top than a guaranteed loss. Keep in mind that if the Duo loses lane, generally the Support and the rest of the team have a rough time as well.
2. Ward, Ward, Ward
It’s everyone’s responsibility to ward around the map, but playing Support means going the extra mile. When the enemy laners are gone, try rotating around the map to drop wards that help everyone, especially your Jungler. Dragon pit is a crucial place to ward, and it’s easy to get to from your lane.
Make sure to upgrade your Ward Totem with things like Red Wards. These will help you scan and destroy enemy wards while also placing one of your own. Vision is incredibly important in Wild Rift, so make sure your team has it and the enemy team doesn’t.
3. Play to Your Support Champion’s Strengths
When you play Support, you may find that you enjoy one type of Champion. For example, there are Support Champions who focus strictly on engaging like Blitzcrank. Others take the backseat and heal their Duo, like Soraka.
No matter who you play, make sure you’re utilizing their kit correctly to get the most utility out of it. Don’t play Braum and be scared to protect your Duo — that’s literally his whole job. The more you play a specific Champion, the better you’ll get at making sure you’re using their abilities correctly.
4. Watch Other Lanes
Playing Support also means roaming around the map when you get a chance. Junglers are the main players who gank lanes, but a surprise trip to the mid-lane can help snowball your laner. A lot of people, especially in lower elo, don’t expect to see the Support anywhere but their own lane, so catching the enemy off guard is pretty easy.
Keep in mind that you want to prioritize your Duo. Don’t run to the mid-lane and leave your partner to die — that defeats the purpose.
5. Don’t Worry About Your K/D/A while Playing Support
Support players don’t need to focus on their kills or their deaths. A Support’s job is to focus primarily on helping the other players get kills or be able to farm minions freely. Oftentimes this comes in the form of crowd control, which creates situations where the Duo or other teammate can go in and defeat an enemy. Even if you are attacking from the side, make sure to leave the kill for another player.
Sometimes, this looks like sacrificing yourself. If engaging and creating a good team fight means that you’ll die, it may be better for the team as a whole. Losing one player while the enemy loses more can turn a game around. Don’t get so caught up in your K/D/A that you’re afraid to hop into a fight to help your team.
Brittany's been writing in the games industry since January 2020 and has had an intense passion for games ever since she was a small child. Catch her on mobile games she can play while taking care of her baby or monster-taming games on Switch.