Riot has released a report detailing the executions caused by the jungle monsters in League of Legends. Jungle monsters are neutral NPC’s that exist between lanes on the map, and can be surprisingly lethal if you’re not careful.
League of Legends Jungle Monsters
Riot pulled data from League of Legends ranked games from across the globe to put together a study on just how many executions take place by the jungle monsters, and which ones are more bloodthirsty than others. It turns out, at least in Season 7, that the raptors take the cake, executing half of the players killed in the jungle.
For this report, the term “jungle monsters” is limited to non-epic monsters, so this does not include dragons, barons, or the rift herald (if anybody ever dies to him). It also does not include other sources of execution like towers and the fountain.
The red buff brambleback has been the most vicious killer on the rift in the past, but Season 7 has him playing second fiddle to the raptors. There was also this bizarre spike in deaths exclusively for Sion players in Season 5, due to a strategy that utilized his passive to take out the red buff after death.
In the overall graph of executions, towers obviously represent almost half that take place in League of Legends games, with some hapless fun jumping into the fountain at nearly the end of games taking up 10%.
The authors of the post note that executions for the baron and dragons would probably be higher if not for the fact that they are frequently contested objectives. An execution can only happen if the player hasn’t taken any damage from another player within the assist window.