Lava Wave Timings

Last updated on Mar 31, 2022 at 15:00 by Elitesparkle 3 comments

Game Time values to cast Lava Wave at the right time to maximize the Experience gained with it.

1.

Introduction

Lava Wave Icon Lava Wave allows you to soak distant lanes while getting Experience from other lanes or while helping allied Heroes. What is the best moment to cast Lava Wave if you want to catch as many Minions as possible?

The answer is different for almost every lane across all Battlegrounds and changes as the Game Time goes on, based on the number of lanes involved, because Minions do not spawn exactly every 30 seconds.

After casting a lot of Lava Waves and doing some math, we have managed to extrapolate Lava Wave timings for each lane on each Battleground. You can use Lava Wave timings to cast it when the Game Time shows the corresponding amount of seconds.

This guide has been created with the help of Debug Mode, a special Sandbox for all Battlegrounds. Take a look at our Debug Mode Guide in the Gameplay Guides section if you want to test out our timings for Lava Wave on a specific Battleground.

1.1.

Usage

To make it easier to learn, as the numbers were a bit less homogeneous across all lanes and Battlegrounds compared to what you see here, we have rounded the values a little. Our simplifications come at the cost of occasionally casting Lava Wave Icon Lava Wave with a few seconds of unnecessary delay.

Being slightly late is not a bit deal because Lava Wave Icon Lava Wave can collect Experience Globes on its path and because you will usually be able to normally soak enemy Minions that are already clashing with allied Minions and/or that are near allied Structures.

On the other hand, being too early is usually a big mistake because it could cause Lava Wave to miss the whole next wave of Minions, unless you need to cast Lava Wave Icon Lava Wave defensively, to quickly kill enemy Minions near allied Structures and deter the enemy team from sieging.

1.2.

Timings

All you need to remember is, for each Battleground, the yellow numbers in the images below and to add 1 second every 4 minutes, starting from when you reach Level 10, that usually happens shortly after 6 minutes of Game Time. You do not really need to learn the orange numbers because you can easily calculate them by adding 30 seconds to the yellow numbers. Considering that Lava Wave Icon Lava Wave has 120 seconds of cooldown, make sure to delay each consecutive cast by 0.5 seconds.

If you do not want to learn all those numbers or if you cannot remember what is the current timing for a given lane while playing, bookmark this guide and click on the Maps name at the top to quickly find what you need. Alternatively, just cast Lava Wave when the Game Time shows 22 seconds or 52 seconds, except for Towers of Doom where the simplified values are 28 seconds and 58 seconds.

2.

Alterac Pass

Lava Wave Timings for Alterac Pass
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
Middle 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
3.

Battlefield of Eternity

Lava Wave Timings for Battlefield of Eternity
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
4.

Blackheart's Bay

Lava Wave Timings for Blackheart's Bay
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 12 42 13 43 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48
Middle 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
Bottom 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
5.

Braxis Holdout

Lava Wave Timings for Braxis Holdout
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
Bottom 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
6.

Cursed Hollow

Lava Wave Timings for Cursed Hollow
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
Middle 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
7.

Dragon Shire

Lava Wave Timings for Dragon Shire
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
Middle 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
8.

Garden of Terror

Lava Wave Timings for Garden of Terror
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
Middle 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
9.

Hanamura Temple

Lava Wave Timings for Hanamura Temple
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
Bottom 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
10.

Infernal Shrines

Lava Wave Timings for Infernal Shrines
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
Middle 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
11.

Sky Temple

Lava Wave Timings for Sky Temple
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
Middle 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
12.

Tomb of the Spider Queen

Lava Wave Timings for Tomb of the Spider Queen
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
Middle 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
13.

Towers of Doom

Lava Wave Timings for Towers of Doom
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 24 54 25 55 26 56 27 57 28 58 29 59 30 00
Middle 24 54 25 55 26 56 27 57 28 58 29 59 30 00
Bottom 24 54 25 55 26 56 27 57 28 58 29 59 30 00
14.

Volskaya Foundry

Lava Wave Timings for Volskaya Foundry
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
Middle 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52
15.

Warhead Junction

Lava Wave Timings for Warhead Junction
Lane Timing
6:00 10:00 14:00 18:00 22:00 26:00 30:00
Top 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
Middle 18 48 19 49 20 50 21 51 22 52 23 53 24 54
Bottom 14 44 15 45 16 46 17 47 18 48 19 49 20 50
16.

Changelog

  • 31 Mar. 2022: Tables added.
  • 18 Dec. 2021: Guide created.
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