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i am mostly a jungler and i am training a few people in jungling at the moment. As i am didactically mostly inaccurate i look for a nice answer here.

I would like to have for a jungler a description of the four gankpaths that are mostly used for ganking toplane (over the lane, from the river, from the tribush, from the enemy jungle).

Please include pictures, things to look out for when ganking (such as avoiding the wards) and stuff, anything that makes the gank more useful.

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woah why the downvote? this question extends gamingstackexchange by a lot of useful info. –  tarrasch Jun 27 '12 at 7:57

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I made some quick images to show the common ganking paths. Also, since i'm using Colorblind Mode since i prefer those colors, you have to replace Red with Purple.

The Red Jungler can either flash over the wall or walk through the bush behind the Blue Tower and dive a defensive Champion that thinks he's protected by his tower. I haven't seen anyone ward that bush, so if you feel confident in towerdiving, it can make for a quick kill on a very low health champion. You can also gank someone in a more forward position by flashing to a position further north but since the flash nerf, it requires some practice to get flash perfectly right.

Tower dive Red into Blue

This gank is probably the most common of all and the most commonly warded. If the Blue Player is pushing his lane and advancing into a position past the bush in the water, it's easy to walk up through the bush and attack him from behind.

Ganking a pushing Opponent

A very uncommon but still very effective way to gank is through the lane itself. If your ally pushes very hard, you can move through the point between the bushes without getting spotted. If your ally then reduces the pressure and the opponent pushes back, he's in a perfect spot to get ganked from that bush.

You can also only move to the first bush if you have a champion with a strong gap closer.

Lane Gank

The reverse is of course also possible.

Reverse Lane Gank

If you are on the Blue side, the Red Player will usually not push forward very far, which means a gank through the bush at the water won't work, which is why most players gank through the tribush. This of course also means that it's the most common spot to ward for the Red Toplane.

Tribush

As with the first gank path i mentioned, the reverse is also possible for the blue side. You can move into the small bush near the red golems and make a towerdive from there. However, you still either move through the usually warded tribush or near the tier 2 tower, which means you can be spotted if you don't time it right.

Towerdive Blue into Red

Last but not least, a quick sketch of the paths the junglers can take to reach the lane for a gank, though of course in their own jungle, a lot more movement paths are possible, i.e. the red jungler might move through the tribush into the red towerdive position behind the blue tower.

Gank Paths

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This is a big question, its very dependent on what champion you are, who your team mates are how the enemy are doing and who is warding. I suggest you watch this video as it covers a lot of the questions you asked however IMHO this question is too big to be answered in one go.

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Could you add a summary of some of the information in the video please? –  Atav32 Jun 26 '12 at 18:30

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