How To Climb Out Of Iron
League of Legends | Season 13 | FREE GUIDE

Climbing out of Iron in League of Legends is really, really hard.

Any coach or YouTube video that says just do X,Y,Z or just play this champion, usually is oversimplifying the problems Iron players are facing.

In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know, in a step-by-step format to be able to climb out of Iron (and if you are too lazy to do it yourself, I can help you every step of the way HERE).

After coaching 100+ players out of Iron since 2022, the biggest challenge I’ve realised Iron players face is lack of game consistency. Sometimes you get a player who has never played ranked before, sometimes you get a player who is first timing Yasuo and is 0-9 in 10 minutes. There are so many games an Iron player plays where the game is basically over before you can even play the game properly.

This really leaves two viable options to get out of Iron.

1. Grind ranked solo-queue (it usually takes about 50-100 ranked games averaging a 55% win-rate to get out of Iron). 

If you have ranked anxiety, struggle to play a lot of ranked solo-queue or get worried about queueing up due to your performance, book a FREE call with me HERE).

2. Play around 50-150 ranked games focusing on learning the game, and after these, start a new account. This new account will start off with roughly Silver/Gold MMR, meaning from your first ranked game you will be placed in a higher rank than Iron. 

While this is the easiest strategy, I usually only recommend this for people who don’t care about their main account OR who need the mental confidence to believe that they are better than Iron. 

If you are not sure whether or not you need to start a new account or stick with your current account, let me help YOU.

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1. Finding a role and champion/s you love to play

2. Putting in 100-150 ranked/normal/flex-queue games on your 1-3 champions you love

3. Don’t focus on winning/losing. Focus on gameplay improvement

4. Mentality

1. Finding a role and champion/s you love to play

Regardless of what the YouTube videos say, every Iron player when trying to climb to Bronze should focus on what they enjoy the most when playing ranked solo-queue. The game is already toxic and hard enough, if you don’t even enjoy what you are playing, what’s the point?

Don’t worry too much about your win-rate to start with, just focus on what champions and roles you enjoy the most playing. When we enjoy something, we will put more effort into learning, improving and sticking with them. This is key to climbing out of Iron. 

If you aren’t sure what champions/role you should be playing, let me help you build you champion pool with you HERE.

2. Put in 100-150 ranked/norms/flex-queue games on your 1-3 champions

When playing in Iron, all you need to be is better than the average Iron player. To do this, usually a player just needs to put around 100-150 games into a champion to be able to play it at an bronze/silver level.

PLEASE NOTE: Some players learn faster than others and it may only take you 30-50 ranked games to get good enough on a certain champion.

PRO TIP: If you are averaging a 55% win rate overall in ranked, you are on your way to climbing out of Iron, if it’s lower, you may need to work on your champions and gameplay more.

If you don’t think you have time to play this many games or want a quicker way, let me show you HOW.

3. Don't focus on winning/losing. focus on personal performance

3. Don’t focus on winning/losing. 

Focus on your effort, individual performance and being as consistent as possible (I know, this is easier said than done, but it’s the only way to get out of Iron).

You are 1 person in a 10 player game in ranked League of Legends. This means not every game you are going to know how or have the skills to win the game. That’s okay. What I want you to focus on instead is:

– Playing better than you did last week

– Playing better than your lane/jungle opponent

If you can do these two things for at least 60% of your ranked games, it’s only a matter of time before you can climb. 

Again, aim for at least a 55% win rate. Any lower and you will struggle to climb!

If you think this is TOO HARD TO DO, I want to help you. Book a call with me HERE and let me show you how to climb out of Iron.

4. Mentality

4. Mentality. 

League of Legends is ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING GAMES (I get it). But, if you are playing the game, investing time into it and want to improve, you need to fix your mentality. Some super easy tips:

1. MUTE CHAT (especially ally chat)

2. Never play more than 2 losses in a row.

3. If you are tilted from your last game or angry from something outside of League, DO NOT PLAY RANKED ON YOUR MAIN, switch to normals, flex or go onto a second account.

If you can do just these three things, you can increase your win-rate by 5-10% over a split. This can be the difference between finishing Iron 2 and Bronze 3. 

If you think you need more help than this to fix your mentality, book a call with me HERE.

Still not sure you can climb out of Iron?

NOW, if you are still reading this and you are confused, have more questions, don’t believe it’s that straight forward or still don’t have the confidence to challenge yourself and climb out of Iron, Don’t worry, I am here to help.

If you want to be like the 100+ other Iron players I’ve helped climb to their goal rank in League of Legends, I am HERE TO HELP

Simply book a free “how to climb out of Iron” call with me HERE, and I will show you and tell you everything you personally need to do to get out of Iron by the end of this split.



There is no right answer here.

In the current meta, you can climb with every role in League of Legends.

The best strategy to go with when choosing which lane to climb with is to pick the lane you are most comfortable OR the lane you have the most success with. If you’re unsure about what role/champions you’re most successful on, go to and look at your statistics.

The most important tip to remember when trying to climb out of Iron is to try to just stick to one role and master it. It’s much easier to become a god at one role rather than constantly switching roles and being indecisive when trying to climb.

There are three ways to approach choosing a champion pool when trying to climb in League of Legends.

  1. Play the champions you have fun on – this is best recommended for players who want to make sure they always enjoy the game. Usually, if a player enjoys a champion they will also perform better on them, will learn faster and climb quicker.
  2. Play the champions you are good at. Go to and look at your most played champions. Look at your wr%, games played and KDA. The champions with the best numbers across these three metrics are usually the champions you are best at playing. Generally, any champion above a 53% winrate over at least 30+ games is a good champion for you to focus on mastering and playing to climb.
  3. Play the meta/OP champions. This is the hardest option as it generally requires you learning a new champion which can be very difficult and actually detrimental to your climbing, particularly if you’re a new player or haven’t played the champion before. If you use this approach, make sure to practice the champion in flex-queue, on your alt. account or in normal games before bringing it into your solo-queue games on your main.

In my experience, having coached hundred of players in Iron, the best strategy is to choose a small champion pool that focuses on a balance between the champion you’re good at and the champions yo enjoy playing.

There is always a synergy between high performance and champion enjoyment, so make sure you keep your champion pool small (3-5 champions) on your primary role, make sure you enjoy playing those champions, and make sure you can actually win games with them!

This is a question that almost no-one asks themselves yet one I ask to all my Iron players.

Goal setting when aiming for a higher rank is critical because it makes you start to get specific and focus on areas of your gameplay that aren’t up to a gold elo standard. See the following goals as a general guide for a silver player wanting to become a gold player.

  1. Have a wr of 53%+ across your most played champions.
  2. Have a cs/min of at least 5 for junglers and a cs/min of 6 for top, mid and jungle. This should be across all your most played champions.
  3. Have a KDA of at least 3 across your most played champions
  4. Have a KP% of 50-55% as a jungler, 40-45% as a top laner, 48-52% as a mid laner and 55-60% as a support.

Now, just because you have these statistics, it won’t necessarily mean you will reach Bronze, HOWEVER, if you are achieving these statistics in Iron, it proves that you are in fact playing better than the average silver player and therefore if you keep that level of performance, you will eventually climb out of Iron, whether it’s in the next 10 games, 50 games or 100+ games depdning on your rank, MRR and consistency.

Climbing out of Iron is hard in League of Legends for three main reasons.

  1. Most Iron players do not have a ranked climbing strategy. Most plat players do. If you don’t have a “strategy” for how to climb out of gold and stick to it, for example, I am going to one-trick Yasuo in the midlane to climb out of Iron, you will most likely ruin your MMR and destroy you win rate by playing too many roles and champions.
  2. Most Iron players don’t know what to focus on to improve their gameplay. The biggest areas holding most Iron players back are their CS/min, laning phase and dying too much. Focus on these three things for in-game improvement.
  3. Tilting and mentality. It’s easy to get frustrated in League of Legends, but it’s easier to climb when you don’t get tilted. Mute all and ally chat in system settings to stop other players tilting you. Never play more than 2 losses in a row in one sitting. If you are tilted, switch from ranked to normals or go on your smurf account.

It is easy to climb out of Iron, once you have the right strategy. The problem is, 95% of players don’t have a strategy to climb out of Gold. 

Once you create a strategy that allows you to have fun, play the champions you want and maintain a 55% winrate, it’s only a matter of time before you climb out of Iron.

The easiest way to create this strategy is to pick your most enjoyed role, and pick 1-3 champions with a 50%+ win rate. Once you have this pool of champions, you now need to focus on mastering them and continue to play only those champions until you climb out.

Yes, you can drop out of Iron in League of Legends if you lose enough games in a row. However, you cannot decay out of Iron. League of Legends rank decay does not occur when you are Iron. Ranked decay only occurs in Diamond players and up.

Yes you can. Every player and every account has the potential to climb out of Iron. If you are unsure or don’t believe in yourself or don’t know how to climb out of Iron, book a call with me HERE and I will show you everything you need to know.

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