What is Proxy Farming in League of Legends? – LeagueFeed
While you’re playing League of Legends, if you’re paying attention to chat, you’re going to see a lot of slang. Some of the slang you may be familiar with, but there may come a time when you wonder exactly what it means…like proxy farming. For those of you who are sitting there, scratching your heads and wondering what the heck proxy farming is and why are people keep talking about it, we’re going to fill you in on the meaning, which champion is best for it, and of course, how to do it correctly!
What is Proxy Farming?
Long story short, proxy farming involves farming behind an enemy turret, preventing the enemy teams’ minions from protecting their turret as your minions take advantage of this. Now, the enemy team can counter this action by tanking the minions (similar to what you’re doing), or they can choose to let their turret slowly be taken advantage of, piece by piece.
In a proxy farm situation, the champion will be sitting between the first and second tower – their job is to eliminate as many minions as possible in this area. Basically, the theory here is that once you kill all of the minions, there won’t be anything left to fight, which will allow your minions to push to the tower. This applies significant lane pressure because the enemy laner will have no choice but to stay in lane in order to stop the tower from taking all the lane farm – this is an effective way for a team to prevent a roamer from doing his/her job.
Mind you, being a proxy has some issues. In this position, you’re going to be easy to gank because you’re far from any form of protection. This is why many people consider proxying a poor technique and inting. When this technique is done correctly, it is anything but feeding. As long as you choose an appropriate champion, it is easy to get away.
The idea here is to pressure the jungle and mid, which will leave the other objectives free for the taking. For this reason, Singed is the perfect champion for this role. This champion has an ultimate, ghost, and Q – when you combine these actions with W and bush jukes with E, he is hard to chase.
The Best Proxy Strategy
Starting out, Singed will use his ghost summoner spells, making it easier for him to escape. This will give him the ability to return quickly after dying.
Singed will be proxy farming between enemy turrets starting out at level 1. He will be clearing the waves of minions while staying away from most melee minion damage.
Singed doesn’t care about dying. He’s entirely focused on farming those minion waves.
Benefits of this Strategy
By farming enemy minion waves between the enemy turrets, the top lane enemy must either let him reach the turret or tank his minions. Usually, this will make the last hitting almost impossible for the enemy laner.
If the enemy top laner decides it’s a good idea to chase after Singed, he will lose minions, allowing them to get an easy tower.
After each death, killing Singed isn’t going to bring as much gold – each death gives less and less gold.
Usually, the enemy team will choose to send their mid laner or jungler to help get a hold on Singed and destroy him. What this means is that Singed will be given free map control, making it easy to get the objectives (bot turrets, mid, drake, and so on).
Why Choose Singed?
We chose Singed for this proxy strategy because his escape capabilities with his ult, ghost, and poison are like no other. With his poison, he can farm minion waves while avoiding most of the minion damage. Yes, he dies a lot, but he still gets decent farms, and after level 6, he can go farm top and mid lanes inside the enemy base and be efficient for the end game team fights.
The most significant disadvantage to using this strategy is that a Proxy Singed is going to require the entire team to know what to do in order to take advantage of the map pressure that Singed is creating. If you’re on a team and your teammates aren’t able to get objectives as Singed is being chased, then the strategy isn’t going to work out very well.
How Do We Handle a Proxy Farmed Singed?
Honestly, there’s no hard counter to the strategy because the enemy isn’t able to leave Singed freely farming in their base, but chasing him is going to leave objectives open. So what do we do when we are facing a Singed?
The best ways to counter a proxy farming Singed are:
Keep the Top Jungle Properly – You need to properly ward the top jungle and keep it warded. As soon as Singed tries to walk into the jungle, punish him.
Wave Clearing Champion – We recommend a good wave clearing champion. Zed, Riven, Chogath, or Zac would work great as a wave clearing champion. Also, once you’re able to, go proxy farming, which will negate the pressure that Singed is creating.
Snowballing Champions – Use snowballing champions like Akai, Fiora, Darius, Fiz, Katarina, Jax, Vayne, Nasus, Draven, or Yasuo. These champions have a higher impact on the teamfights than Singed.
When using Singed to proxy farm, you need to be comfortable with playing him and know how to use his abilities because you’re going to find yourself getting into some mighty tricky situation. You should also communicate with your teammates in order to make sure your team takes full advantage of the strategy.
In the end, don’t think that your opponents don’t know what you’re doing – they can predict your actions and counter you, which won’t end well for you, so always make sure you’re on top of your game.
What is Proxy Farming? – MyBodyCorpReport.com.au
posted on November 19, 2014 by
Proxy farming is a charming phrase to describe a practice that polarises body corporates. It’s all about the balance of power, who has it, who wants it and what they want to do with it.
Sadly that can quite often be “get up to no good” or the ever popular “arrange things to suit ME”.
Now I’m a person who likes to have things my own way as my partner will attest, but I don’t live in a body corporate where such behaviour is annoying at best and an abuse of power at worst.
This stuff is really happening in buildings all over the country. A recent review in NSW found proxy farming lead to abuses of power including:
Cancellation and replacement of service contractors (what’s a little nepotism between friends and family? )
Cancelling the external audit of body corporate accounts (removing what little oversight there is)
Reimbursing committee members for amounts not spent (which is really just stealing)
So how is this all happening?
What is a proxy and why do they want to farm it?
A proxy is a form a lot owner completes that gives their right to vote to another person. The idea here is if you’re sick and can’t attend a meeting you can get someone else to cast your vote for you.
Proxy farming is where one person gathers as many proxy forms as they can.
Effectively what that means is one person could end up with enough votes to get a motion passed at general meeting. That could even include a special resolution if they had enough votes.
Why is this a big deal? A lot of the business of the body corporate, including how much to issue in levies, whom to appoint as body corporate manager and what maintenance, repairs or upgrades to undertake is decided by voting at general meeting. If one person has the votes they have the majority and can do what they please.
Being able to pass a special resolution would allow a person to make fundamental changes to the way the body corporate is run, like changing the regulation module or the by-laws.
And, if it gets passed at general meeting then the committee is required to action it.
Therefore if you have the proxies it’s possible to become, in effect, the majority lot owner.
Proxies are powerful, which is why some developers include a clause that they must be given the proxy for the lot for the first year after sale. It gives them the power to enact business to suit their own purposes.
Can they really do that?
You bet they can. There are no limits on the number of proxies held by a lot owner so, if you can get the proxies, it is possible to gain control of a building.
Any one lot owner can proxy farm, though it is more common to see factions, groups of people working together, usually against another faction.
Oh yeah, body corporates can be real hot beds of drama.
Gaining a proxy is as simple as asking a fellow lot owner to grant one. Then it’s up to the lot owner whether they do or not.
And for some lot owners the body corporate may be of no interest to them so why not let someone else vote?
However there are some limits
What’s to stop a Building Manager from getting a whole bunch of proxies then and passing a motion to extend their agreement and maybe add a little something, something special?
Ah, but legislators have anticipated this, or as is more likely, a loophole has been closed after someone took advantage of a scheme.
Motions to enter into, change or terminate Caretaking and Letting Agreements must be secret votes, which have a whole different process and require a Returning Officer to officiate at the meeting.
Interesting thing about secret votes: No proxies allowed.
That means that every lot must vote for themselves, or not, as the case may be and the motion is passed or lost based on those votes.
What can you do to stop proxy farming?
Since it’s actually legal there really isn’t a lot you can do to stop the proxy farming.
I had someone comment recently on this issue noting that the building manager worked with the body corporate manager to ensure that enough votes were cast by investors to carry the motions over the wishes of the owner occupiers.
It’s a story that’s repeated often, and frustrating though it is, it really means that the majority of lot owners are investors, and well, majority rules, as it should.
But, a flat out majority is different from an active group of people campaigning to, well, get their own way, possibly using misleading or even false information. Worse there’s little that can be done about it.
Pobi Lawyers have published this outline of ways to verify the proxies and possibly limit the amount of votes. If your body corporate has a problem with proxy farming I recommend checking it out.
A more permanent solution that some schemes here on the Gold Coast are embracing is to make all voting on motions at general meetings secret votes.
Effectively it cuts proxy farming off at the knees since there are no proxies allowed with secret votes.
Be aware though, this is a drastic step. It results in much higher meeting costs to the body corporate, particularly in situations where quorums are not achieved.
Proxy farming is about power. Not all power plays are abuses, and it is possible that if it’s happening in your building it’s merely efficient. But sometimes it’s about seizing and making use of power.
If someone asks you to grant them a proxy maybe it’s worth thinking twice. I assure you, your body corporate really wants to know what you think; vote for yourself.
What is proxy farming? – Arqade
Proxy Singed is a strategy designed to take advantage of Singed strengths and confuse the enemy team.
The strategy is usually executed as following:
Singed runs teleport / ghost summoner spells for better escape and ability to come back quickly after dying
Singed usually starts flask / ward / pots (ward in enemy jungle to teleport after first death)
Singed will be farming between enemy turrets from level 1, clearing the minion waves with his poison while avoiding most of melee minion damage
Singed will not care about dying, and will only focus on farming minion waves
The key benefits of the strategy are these:
By farming enemy minion waves between turrets, the enemy top laner must either tank Singed minions, or let them reach his turret. This will usually make last hitting harder for the enemy laner, denying some gold
If the enemy top laner tries to chase Singed, he will lose minions, and let them get an easy tower
After each death, killing Singed will reward less and less gold, whereas Singed will still be denying farm through his proxy farming
The enemy team will usually send their jungler and / or mid laner help to handle Singed and kill him, meaning Singed team is given free map control, allowing for easy objectives (mid / bot turrets, drake,… )
This strategy is best run with Singed, because he has great escape capabilities with his ult, poison, and ghost. He can farm minion waves easily with his poison while avoiding most of minion damage. Even if Singed dies a lot, he should still get more than decent farms (he can even go farm top and mid lanes inside enemy base after level 6) and be efficient for end game teamfights.
The biggest disadvantage of this strategy is that Proxy Singed requires a team knowing how to take advantage of the map pressure created by Singed. If your teammates don’t get objectives while Singed is being chased, the strategy is a lot less efficient.
There is no real hard counter to the strategy, as the enemy team cannot leave Singed farming freely inside their base, but chasing him will leave objectives open. The best ways to handle a proxy farming Singed are:
Have a good wave clearing top champion (riven, chogath, zac, zed, ). Go proxy farming once you’re able to, this will negate the pressure created by singed.
Ward your top jungle properly and keep it warded. Punish Singed as soon as he tries to enter your jungle.
Use snowbally champions that will have a higher impact on teamfights than Singed coming to end game
Invest in mejai or sword of the occult, get free stacks on Singed if he continues his proxy farming
Note that the latest patch have made the proxy farming less efficient, by reducing the death strike penalty on kills, making killing Singed more rewarding in such cases.
Frequently Asked Questions about proxy farm
How does proxy farming work?
Proxy farming is where one person gathers as many proxy forms as they can. Effectively what that means is one person could end up with enough votes to get a motion passed at general meeting. … If one person has the votes they have the majority and can do what they please.Nov 19, 2014
Why do singed players proxy?
Proxy Singed is a strategy designed to take advantage of Singed strengths and confuse the enemy team. The strategy is usually executed as following : Singed runs teleport / ghost summoner spells for better escape and ability to come back quickly after dying.Jul 3, 2013
What is the point of proxying?
Proxy servers act as a firewall and web filter, provide shared network connections, and cache data to speed up common requests. A good proxy server keeps users and the internal network protected from the bad stuff that lives out in the wild internet.May 7, 2021