Basically is it possible/reasonable to sneak Baron or is it too hard or too long? I have tried to search for an answer and most answers are about the old Baron. Emphasis on the sneak part, I would think of doing this extra early when nobody is thinking about Baron, fully knowing that if you get caught even by one roaming enemy you’re gonna die.
I am curious, and know that probably a Baron at such an early stage isn’t even worth it, but still; Free global exp and gold. I wonder if in a low ELO atmosphere such as mine it’s possible to take advantage of it (warding and counter-warding cautiously of course).
In 99% of the cases, doing Baron while the enemy team is still up is a bad Idea for soloqueue. Especially during earlier stages of the game, Nashor just deals way too much damage and 2 enemy teammembers can potentially kill 5 People who are busy fighting for the buff.
So in general you should absolutely refrain from doing baron early, especially if you want to “sneak” it with a few players.
Now there is still this 1% where it’s actually not too bad of an Idea.
First of all, if you do this, you should make sure that you are somewhat ahead. Also you want to bring as much sustained damage as possible in order to get the buff. For early duo barons you’ll either need Marksmen who build or gain attack speed (Jinx/Vayne) or champions that can force Baron to switch targets (Shaco/Heimerdinger). Also it’s extremely helpful to have a tank that deals % target health damage (Amumu/Nasus). Warwick is also very helpful
It is Possible and ok to do in very few situation, however most of the time you can do something else that is a lot safer and just as rewarding so in general: don’t do it.
If you see something like this in an LCS game remember that these players are the absolute elite and that they are playing extremely situational.