I recently had a game in gold V where I came really hard ahead over my opponent but failed to punish him and keep him down.
I reviewed the game and noticed several occacions where I could and should have backed.
Some examples: (Matchup me: Lucian (mid), opponent mid Kassadin and camping / feeding Lee Sin)
- Killed an enemy, was low live and overstayed to the point where he could come back and kill me
- Pushed him in using my ultimate and stayed to damage Lee that came to answer the push. When I got back, Kassadin pushed me in and could have roamed
- Killed mid and jungler in upper river and finished the low live top laner, got top outermost turrent and killed the upcoming wave afterwards where I should have backed to help mid
- Killed Krugs and went to chicken and then had to join a fight low on mana (should have backed after Krugs.)
It seems small to me, but in order to win the game, this might have been very important considering my teammates being 1/5/7 Trist, 6/14/6 Teemo, 1/12/7 Sona and 6/16/10 Rek'Sai.
How can I tell the proper time to back and rotate, without giving my opponent free time and allow them to get back into the game?