Jungle camps are an integral part of the Jungle role within League of Legends, a role that has seen a lot of change recently, so to clear up a lot of the jungle change that came out in Patch 13.20 notes, we’ve got every jungle camp spawn times in League of Legends going forward for you!
First Jungle Camp Spawn
The first jungle camp spawn hasn’t changed in a few seasons, and it continues to remain the same. Almost every camp in the jungle spawns at the same time, with a few exceptions. This means as a Jungler you can start almost anywhere in the jungle, with every camp now awarding enough experience to get level two with a jungle item from clearing it.
This means that Junglers such as Shaco and Kayn can start on camps such as Raptors to get level two faster than starting on the Red Buff or Blue Buff.
Spawn Time: 1:30
- Blue Buff
- Red Buff
Spawn Time: 1:45
Second Jungle Camp Spawn
For the second clear a jungler has of their jungle, there are a few timings that jungles need to keep mind of.
The first of these is that all of the smaller camps spawn two minutes and 15 seconds after they are killed. Knowing this means that a jungle can optimise their clear by clearing the two smaller buffs in quick succession on following jungle clears, rather than taking Blue or Red buff.
This means that by the time you, as a jungler, have cleared Wolves, then Gromp will have spawned. It also works the same with Krugs and Raptors.
The second thing junglers need to know is that the large buffs, being Red buff and Blue buff spawn five minutes after being slain.
This is especially useful for counter-jungling and invading, whether you are the victim or the perpetrator. For instance, if you steal the enemy Blue buff level one, you know that five minutes after you kill it, the Blue buff will spawn again, meaning you can kill it again!
Camps that take 2:15 to respawn
Camps that take 5 minutes to respawn
- Blue Buff
- Red Buff
Drake Spawn Timers in League of Legends
The drake in League of Legends has evolved over the past few seasons in League of Legends, going from an Elemental drake, to Fire, Cloud, Mountain, and Ocean, and then Chemtech and Hextech.
Whilst the system of drakes has grown more complicated and in depth, the spawn timers have not – for the most part.
The first drake of each League of Legends game spawns five minutes in to the game, and the following drakes all spawn five minutes after the previous has been killed. This means that a team can get all four drakes by just after 20 minutes into the game, which includes the time it takes to kill them.
Rift Herald Spawn Timers in League of Legends
The Rift Herald received a massive rework quite a few seasons ago and born was the Shelly we all love. She spawns at eight minutes into the game, and then after six minutes of absence, she returns, as long as the first one was killed before the timestamp of 13:45 in game.
Baron Nashor Spawn Timers in League of Legends
The Baron Nashor is the most well known Jungle monster in League of Legends, and whilst it feels wrong to class the behemoth as a jungle camp, that is what he is.
As we are sure every League of Legends player knows, the Baron spawns at 20 minutes into the game, but not everyone knows that he returns six minutes after being slain for round two, round three, and sometimes even round four if the game is long enough!
This allows you to track when you last killed him, and keep an eye on that, as you can set up vision around the pit, and push your waves so you can control the area and take it when it respawns.
Elder Drake Spawn Timers in League of Legends
Elder Drake is the only jungle camp to not have a set initial spawn time, but instead appears on the Summoner’s Rift after one of the two teams has slain four drakes, and then spawns every 6 minutes after it has been slain.
We recommend not letting the enemy team kill two elder drakes in one game, so if the enemy have killed three of the four regular drakes they need to kill fairly early on in the game, maybe you as a jungler should switch your priorities from your raptors to securing drake objectives instead!