League of Legends or LoL as the cool kids call it, has been really famous for the past few years since its initial release in 2009. It is a multiplayer online battle arena video game for Mac OS and Microsoft Windows which was developed and also published by Riot Games. It was inspired by other famous video games, DOTA or Defense of the Ancient and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. The game is supported by micro transactions and follows a freemium model. Therefore, we’ve put together League of Legends – The Ultimate Guide for Both Beginners and Expert Gamers.
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS QUICK INFO
|Developed by:||Riot Games|
|Published by:||Riot Games|
|Release Date:||October 27, 200|
|Genre:||Multiplayer online battle arena|
A player of League of Legends assumes the role of a “summoner” that controls a “champion” that possesses a unique ability. The “champion” battles against a team of computer-controlled champions or other players. The main goal of League of Legends is to destroy the opposite team’s “nexus” (a structure protected by defensive structures which lies at the heart of the base), although there are different game modes that exist as well.
Every match of League of Legends is discrete, with all champions starting off weak. However, they increase in strength by accumulating experience and items over the course of the game. The game’s setting and champions blend a variety of elements including Lovecraftian horror, steampunk, and high fantasy.
Upon its release in 2009, League of Legends was generally well-received by many gamers. It has grown popular with an expansive and active fan base. In fact, League of Legends became the most played PC games in Europe and North America in terms of the number of hours played by July 2012. And in the first month of the year 2014, there were more than 67 million players of League of Legends per month, 27 million every day, and more than 7.5 million concurrently every peak hours.
Moreover, League has become a sensation in every streaming media communities on platforms like Twitch.tv and YouTube. League of Legends routinely ranks first in the most watched hours. Back in September 2016, Riot Games estimated that there are more than 100 million active players every month. Because of the game’s popularity, it has expanded to different merchandise such as apparel, accessories, toys, as well as tie-ins to different media through books, documentaries, web series, and music videos.
League of Legends has even become an active and widespread competitive scene. In fact, Riot Games organizes the LCS or League Championship Series in Berlin, Europe, and Los Angeles, North America which consists of 10 professional teams on each continent. There are also similar regional competitions that exist in Southeast Asia (GPL), Taiwan (LMS), South Korea (LCK), China (LPL) and other regions. These competitions culminate with the World Championship every year. The 2017 World Championship had a total prize pool of more than 4 million USD and over 60 million viewers.
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS GAMEPLAY
League of Legends is 3D, 3rd person MOBA or multiplayer online battle arena video game. It consists of three current running game modes called battlegrounds or “Fields of Justice” you can conquer. These 3 are:
Summoner’s Rift remains the battleground of choice for most players. There are 2 teams with 5 champions that battles across 3 lanes and an expansive jungle which holds major neutral objectives and powerful buffs.
Each team must defend their own structures and destroy the opposing team’s structure. These structures include:
A powerful defensive structure, turrets guard each lane from enemy attacks. It deals exceptional damage and will automatically attack enemy players and minions that approach them. Turrets are programmed to prioritize enemy minions in their vicinity. However, they will immediately attack enemy players that attack allied players. Therefore, by moving a wave of allied minions into the range of turrets, a player can provide damage to the structure without being attacked.
When turrets are destroyed, they provide experience and gold. Destroyed turrets will remain destroyed and will not respawn for that match. Depending on location some turrets can regenerate health over time if they are only damaged and not fully destroyed.
For each lane, there is one inhibitor. A lane’s inhibitor can be attacked, only after a team has fully destroyed all 3 turrets guarding its lane. Once an inhibitor is destroyed, allied Nexus will spawn Super Minions (these are minions more powerful than normal) that provide a buff to surrounding minions. Destroyed inhibitors will respawn after 5 minutes.
Each team has their own Nexus which can only be damaged if all the lane’s inhibitor and turrets in a lane are destroyed. Destroying the enemy’s Nexus ends the game.
The game also includes neutral characters. Meaning, these neutral characters will not harm or attack any champions passing by. However, champions have the choice to pick a fight with these neutral characters if they want to gain rewards after defeating them. These neutral characters include:
In the jungle, there are neutral monsters that spawn at different intervals. They provide champions with experience, gold and sometimes rewards for defeating them. Jungle monsters are the most common neutral characters in the game.
Elder dragon or Elemental drakes
Elemental drakes are powerful monsters which are located at the bottom half of the river. Members of the team that kills a drake are given buffs that can last for the entire game and accrue cumulatively. Drakes are designed after the Four Elements and each drake will grant a thematically appropriate buff. Random elemental drakes respawn after 6 minutes.
The Elder Dragon provides a stronger buff than elemental drakes. However, the buff wears off over time unlike the rewards from elemental drakes. Elder Dragons respawn after 35 minutes.
A powerful enemy, rift herald is located at the upper side of the river. Defeating a Rift Herald enables a player to summon it again as a battering ram that attacks enemy towers. After it is killed, this neutral monster will never respawn.
The most powerful neutral character, Baron Nashor is located at the upper side of the River. Baron Nashor respawns after 20 minutes and replaces the Rift Herald. Defeating Baron Nashor will provide a buff that makes nearby minions more powerful to all living members of the team. The most powerful monster will then be respawned after 7 minutes.
The Twisted Treeline
Twisted Treeline is the second “Field of Justice” that features 2 lanes and teams of 3 champions. Players begin to play with a higher starting gold totals than the first battleground which results in quick engagements and frequent team fights. One, centralized jungle between each lane holds altars that are capturable to encourage frequent ganking and battle over neutral objectives.
The 3rd battleground, Howling Abyss was inspired by All Random All Mid which is a popular community game mode. It features 2 teams with 5 champions each battling over a single lane. This mode provides no healing and shopping for items is strictly limited to periods after the champion has died. This battleground pushes an aggressive high-intensity game play focused on team fights.
There was another battleground called “The Crystal Scar” but it has been long removed for 2 years now.
Players compete in matches that last from 20 – 60 minutes on average. Teams work together in order to achieve a victory condition, usually destroying the Nexus (the core building) in the opposing team’s base after evading the towers or turrets (line of defensive structure protecting the Nexus).
Players control different characters called champions which are chosen or assigned to every match. These champions have a set of unique abilities, begin at a low level and then gain experience over the course of the game in order to achieve a maximum level of 18. Leveling up champions enables players to unlock special abilities of their champions and augment them in different ways unique to each character. In case a champion loses all their health and are defeated, they are automatically revived in their base after a particular time passes.
Players also begin every match with a low amount of gold. Players earn additional gold throughout the match in several ways:
- Helping to kill or killing an enemy player
- Killing non-player characters such as monsters and minions
- Passively earn gold over time
- Destroying enemy structures
- Unique item interactions or champion abilities
The gold you earn can be spent throughout the game to buy items that further increase each champion’s abilities and game plays in various ways.
Players also earn rewards across matches that are applied to their account. Like any other games, a player of League of Legends, begin at level one and progress onwards with every game he or she played. Character level is separate from player level; both a level 5 account and a level 30 account would begin with a character level 1 at the start of every new game.
From the year 2009 to 201, the maximum level account was 30 and as the player progressed, they can unlock additional abilities and content. In November 2017, the system was reworked that leads to the removal of the level 30 limit and Masteries or Runes system that provides progressive bonuses to players based on the level of their account.
Based on the ELO rating system, accounts were given ranking with proprietary adjustments. Such ratings are used in automated matchmaking in order to create games with players of comparable skill level on every team.
The League of Legends has different game types players can choose from. These include:
For all new players, the tutorial is the best game type to choose in order to fully understand the game. The tutorial is played on the 3rd battleground, the Howling Abyss. It teaches new players the rules and basic game play of League.
Co-Op Vs. AI
This game type is good for new players after they have completed or finished the Tutorial. It can be played in the Twisted Treeline and Summoner’s Rift. A team of human players is pitted against an enemy team of computer-controlled AI or artificial intelligence champions.
This game type uses an automated matchmaking system that pairs teams with similar skilled players against one another.
This game type will be available to all players that reached a level 30 account. It uses the same system used in Normal Matchmaking. The main difference is that the pre-made team must have comparable ELO strength. This means that weak players and expert players are not allowed to team together in Ranked. After playing a couple of Ranked Games, accounts are given a rank publicly that correlates roughly with their ELO ranking.
This game type allows players to play in any map with any combination of a player or AI opponents or teammates.
League of Legends has also included 3 ways that a team may choose what champion they can play for a given match.
Random picks randomly assign a champion to a player. A player can accumulate re-rolls through playing multiple matches, which they will use to select another champion randomly for that match. Random Picks is available for all modes in custom games and on Howling Abyss for ARAM games.
This allows each team to ban 5 champions each (total of 10 champions) and removes them from the match. Each team can take turn selecting their champions while being allowed to see the other team’s selection. Draft pick is available in all modes in custom games and in Summoner’s Rift for matchmaking games.
This enables the 2 teams to simultaneously select their champions. The players will only know the selection of champions of the enemy team when the match begins. Blind Pick is available in the Twisted Treeline, and Summoner’s Rift for all modes in custom games, Co-op vs. AU, and Normal Matchmaking games.
As of March 17, 2018, League of Legends has a total of 140 champions. Developers of the game divided the champions into several categories. The difference in every category is the damage type that the champion deals.
There are champions that largely deal on physical damage, and some on magic damage, There are a few that deals a combination of both and have the freedom to choose which to emphasize and there are champions with rare abilities that deal “true” damage which is immitigable by either magic or armor resistance.
The official classifications of champions by Riot are as follows:
Sometimes known as “AP carriers”, Mages are champions with powerful magic damage and support skills, but have low mobility and weak defense. This category of champion has a diverse set.
- Artillery Mages
These mages are master of ranges. They can deal damages to enemy opponents from a safe distance. However, when an opponent comes to close, artillery mages can suffer a severe damage because of their limited mobility and extreme fragility.
Examples of Artillery Mages are Ziggs and Xerath.
- Battle Mages
With their overwhelming sustained area damage, these mages are specialized in wreaking havoc upon the entire enemy team. Because of their relatively short combat ranges, Battlemages have defensive capabilities that can literally defy death for a short period of time.
Examples of Battle Mages are Karthus and Vladimir.
This type of mages singles out vulnerable targets by locking them down and hitting them with a devastating damage from range. However, burst mages struggle to defeat beefier opponents who can shrug off their magic damage.
Examples of Burst Mages are Veigar and Lux.
Also known as “AD Carriers”, Marksmen are ranged champions that deal physical damage. Marksmen are champions that deal sustained damage over time and they are typically the best at destroying objectives such as elemental drakes and enemy turrets. However, they tend to have a weak defense.
Examples of marksmen are Varus, Miss Fortune, Caitlyn, and Ashe.
Tanks are champions who are very hard to kill and will soak up damage for their team. However, they can deal less damage. They compensate with useful abilities like “crowd control” that disable or distract enemies or force enemies to attack them first.
Vanguards are like “offensive” tanks. They lead the charge and are specialized in starting the action. Their fight initiation seeks to catch out of position enemies while allowing their allies to follow-up a devastating effect.
Examples of Vanguards are Malphite and Leona.
If Vanguard is the “offensive” tanks, then the Wardens are the “defensive” tanks. Warden tanks stand steadfast and hold the line by locking down persistently any enemies who try to pass them. They keep their allies safe and allow allies to deal damage to enemies without being caught in the fray.
Example of Wardens is Shen and Braum.
Slayers are champions who specialize in swiftly killing other champions within melee range. They tend to go after the enemy’s AP or AD carry and other “squishy” champions and have excellent mobility that compensates for their weak defenses.
With their unrivaled mobility and swift dispatching of high-priority targets, assassins are champions that can infiltrate enemy lines. Because of their melee nature, assassins are always in dangerous positions to execute targets. Fortunately, assassins have defensive tricks which allow them to effectively avoid incoming damages.
Examples of Assassins are Fizz and Zed.
Skirmishers shred through any nearby enemies. Though, they lack reliable ways of closing in on high-priority targets or dealing with high-end burst damage. However, they are armed with situational powerful defensive tools in order to survive the fray and sustained damage to defeat even the most durable targets.
Examples of Skirmishers are Yasuo and Fiora.
Fighters are champions that blend the attribute of a tank and a damage dealer, combining with moderate survivability in damage. Because they need to be able to survive while closing in on their targets, fighters are commonly designated as close-range melee fighters.
These fighters are melee titans who march down relentlessly to the opposing base and deal a devastating attack to those foolish enough to get close within their grasp. Juggernauts excel at both taking and dealing a significant amount of damage. However, because of their extremely limited mobility and low range, Juggernauts have a hard time closing in on their targets.
Examples of Juggernauts are Nasus and Darius.
These champions have more portions of mobility of the Fighter class. These champions specialize in singling out high-priority enemies to blitz toward and immediately forcing those enemies to deal with its presence. Divers are not as durable as juggernauts or tanks; however, they have a fair share of taking punishments and bringing enough damage if left unchecked.
Examples of Divers are Vi and Xin Zhao.
CONTROLLERS / SUPPORT
These champions are defensive casters who oversee the battlefields by opening up opportunities and protecting their allies. Controllers or support champions specialized in aiding the rest of the team by providing buffs and healing to allies, debuffing enemies or both. Controllers are often paired with other champions in the game’s early laning phase. They do not attack minions but focuses on harassing enemy champions and aiding their partner.
Controllers are also the champions who are expected to pay attention to the whole map and place wards to grant vision and on the watch for any surprise enemy attack.
These champions focus on amplifying the effectiveness of their allies by directly increasing their skills and attacks and defend them from incoming threats. Enchanters have low attack damage and are quite fragile, so they only shine when in a group.
Examples of Enchanters are Janna and Lulu.
Disruptors are controllers who lock down on opponents and sometimes the entire battlefield by creating an intense zone of threat that only dumb enemies would dare enter. Although disruptors are not as reliable as Enchanters, they too need a group to shine and help capitalize a target they have locked on and deter incoming danger.
Examples of Disruptors are Zyra and Anivia.
This classification, however, can be altered. Item choice plays a vital role in shifting the style of a champion.
Jarvan IV is a Tank champion. However, if he purchases all damage items, he can become an Assassin who kills enemies and can die quickly.
The same goes for champions like Karma, a Mage. If she had an item set that is focused on aiding allies and disrupting enemies then she can function like a Controller.
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPIONS FROM A-Z
As we all know, League of Legends is more exciting to play with awesome player-controlled characters called “CHAMPIONS”. Each champion possesses unique attributes and abilities.
Here is the complete list of champions:
|AATROX: The Darkin Blade||Fighter|
|AHRI: The Nine-Tailed Fox||Mage|
|AKALI: The Fist of Shadow||Slayers|
|ALISTAR: The Minotaur||Tank|
|AMUMU: The Sad Mummy||Tank|
|ANIVIA: The Cryophoenix||Mage|
|ANNIE: The Dark Child||Mage|
|ASHE: The Frost Archer||Marksman|
|AURELION SOL: The Star Forger||Mage|
|AZIR: The Emperor of Sands||Mage|
|BARD: The Wandering Caretaker||Controller / Support|
|BLITZCRANK: The Great Steam Golen||Controller / Support|
|BRAND: The Burning Vengeance||Mage|
|BRAUM: The Heart of the Freljord||Controller / Support|
|CAITLYN: The Sheriff of Piltover||Marksman|
|CAMILLE: The Steel Shadow||Fighter|
|CASSIOPEIA: The Serpent’s Embrace||Mage|
|CHO’GATH: The Terror of Void||Tank|
|CORKI: The Daring Bombardier||Marksman|
|DARIUS: The Hand of Noxus||Fighter|
|DIANA: The Scorn of the Moon||Fighter|
|DR. MUNDO: The Madman of Zaun||Fighter|
|DRAVEN: The Glorius Executioner||Marksman|
|EKKO: The Boy Who Shattered Time||Slayers|
|ELISE: The Spider Queen||Mage|
|EVELYNN: Agony’s Embrace||Slayers|
|EZREAL: The Prodigal Explorer||Marksman|
|FIDDLESTICKS: The Harbinger of Doom||Mage|
|FIORA: The Grand Duelist||Fighter|
|FIZZ: The Tidal Trickster||Slayers|
|GALIO: The Colossus||Tank|
|GANGPLANK: The Saltwater Scourge||Fighter|
|GAREN: The Might of Demacia||Fighter|
|GNAR: The Missing Link||Fighter|
|GRAGAS: The Rabble Rouser||Fighter|
|GRAVES: The Outlaw||Marksman|
|HECARIM: The Shadow of War||Fighter|
|HEIMERDINGER: The Revered Inventor||Mage|
|ILLAOI: The Kraken Priestess||Fighter|
|IRELIA: The Blade Dancer||Fighter|
|IVERN: The Green Father||Controller / Support|
|JANNA: The Storm’s Fury||Controller / Support|
|JARVAN IV: The Exemplar of Demacia||Tank|
|JAX: The Grandmaster at Arms||Fighter|
|JAYCE: The Defender of Tomorrow||Fighter|
|JHIN: The Virtuoso||Marksman|
|JINX: The Loose Cannon||Marksman|
|KAI’SA: Daughter of the Void||Marksman|
|KALISTA: The Spear of Vengeance||Marksman|
|KARMA: The Enlightened One||Mage|
|KARTHUS: The Deathsinger||Mage|
|KASSADIN: The Void Walker||Slayers|
|KATARINA: The Sinister Blade||Slayers|
|KAYLE: The Judicator||Fighter|
|KAYN: The Shadow Reaper||Slayers|
|KENNEN: The Heart of the Tempest||Mage|
|KHA’ZIZ: The Voidreaver||Slayers|
|KINDRED: The Eternal Hunters||Marksman|
|KLED: The Cantankerous Cavalier||Fighter|
|KOG’MAW: The Mouth of the Abyss||Marksman|
|LEBLANC: The Deceiver||Slayers|
|LEE SIN: The Blind Monk||Fighter|
|LEONA: The Radiant Dawn||Tank|
|LISSANDRA: The Ice Witch||Mage|
|LUCIAN: The Purifier||Marksman|
|LULU: The Fae Sorceress||Controller / Support|
|LUX: The Lady of Luminosity||Mage|
|MALPHITE: The Shard of the Monolith||Tank|
|MALZAHAR: The Prophet of the Void||Mage|
|MAOKAI: The Twister Treant||Tank|
|MASTER YI: The Wuju Bladesman||Slayers|
|MISS FORTUNE: The Bounty Hunter||Marksman|
|MORDEKAISER: The Iron Revenant||Fighter|
|MORGANA: The Fallen Angel||Mage|
|NAMI: The Tidecaller||Controller / Support|
|NASUS: The Curator of the Sands||Fighter|
|NAUTILUS: The Titan of the Depths||Tank|
|NIDALEE: The Beastial Huntress||Slayers|
|NOCTURNE: The Eternal Nightmare||Slayers|
|NUNU: The Yeti Rider||Controller / Support|
|OLAF: The Berserker||Fighter|
|ORIANNA: The Lady of Clockwork||Mage|
|ORNN: The Fire Below the Mountain||Tank|
|PANTHEON: The Artisan of War||Fighter|
|POPPY: Keeper of the Hammer||Tank|
|QUINN: Demacia’s Wings||Marksman|
|RAKAN: The Charmer||Controller / Support|
|RAMMUS: The Armadillo||Tank|
|REK’SAI: The Void Burrower||Fighter|
|RENEKTON: Butcher of the Sands||Fighter|
|RENGAR: The Pridestalker||Slayers|
|RIVEN: The Exile||Fighter|
|RUMBLE: The Mechanized Menace||Fighter|
|RYZE: The Rune Mage||Mage|
|SEJUANI: Fury of the North||Tank|
|SHACO: The Demon Jester||Slayers|
|SHEN: The Eye of Twilight||Tank|
|SHYVANA: The Half-Dragon||Fighter|
|SINGED: The Mad Chemist||Tank|
|SION: The Undead Juggernaut||Tank|
|SIVIR: The Battle Mistress||Marksman|
|SKARNER: The Crystal Vanguard||Fighter|
|SONA: Maven of the Strings||Controller / Support|
|SORAKA: The Stairchild||Controller / Support|
|SWAIN: The Noxian Grand||Mage|
|SYNDRA: The Dark Sovereign||Mage|
|TAHM KENCH: The River King||Controller / Support|
|TALIYAH: The Stoneweaver||Mage|
|TALON: The Blade’s Shadow||Slayers|
|TARIC: The Shield of Valoran||Controller / Support|
|TEEMO: The Swift Scout||Marksman|
|THRESH: The Chain Warden||Controller / Support|
|TRISTANA: The Yordle Gunner||Marksman|
|TRUNDLE: The Troll King||Fighter|
|TRYNDAMERE: The Barbarian King||Fighter|
|TWISTED FATE: The Card Master||Mage|
|TWITCH: The Plague Rat||Marksman|
|UDYR: The Spirit Walker||Fighter|
|URGOT: The Dreadnought||Fighter|
|VARUS: The Arrow of Retribution||Marksman|
|VAYNE: The Night Hunter||Marksman|
|VEIGAR: The Tiny Master of Evil||Mage|
|VEL’KOZ: The Eye of the Void||Mage|
|VI: The Pilover Enforcer||Fighter|
|VIKTOR: The Machine Herald||Mage|
|VLADIMIR: The Crimson Reaper||Mage|
|VOLIBEAR: The Thunder’s Roar||Fighter|
|WARWICK: The Uncaged Wrath of Xaun||Fighter|
|WUKONG: The Monkey King||Fighter|
|XAYAH: The Rebel||Marksman|
|XERATH: The Magus Ascendant||Mage|
|XIN ZHAO: The Seneschal of Demacia||Fighter|
|YASUO: The Unforgiven||Fighter|
|YORICK: The Gravedigger||Fighter|
|ZAC: The Secret Weapon||Tank|
|ZED: The Master of Shadows||Slayers|
|ZIGGS: The Hexplosives Experts||Mage|
|ZILEAN: The Chronokeeper||Controller / Support|
|ZOE: The Aspect of Twilight||Mage|
|ZYRA: Rise of the Thorns||Mage|
CHOOSING THE RIGHT CHAMPION
With more than a hundred of options, choosing the right champion can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips for choosing the right champion for you.
Identify your play style
Do you see yourself as a cunning predator lurking in the dark, ready to ambush foolish enemies? Then slayer champions can be a good option for you. Do you prefer rampaging unstoppable on the battlefield? Then you’d do well as a Fighter champion. Do you want the tough look that can take any attack they throw at you? Then maybe a tank? Do you wish to be someone graceful yet throws devastating spells? Mages are really good at that.
Champions look and story
After identifying which category you want, you can check for the list in that certain category. Do you want your champion to be a hero or a heroine? Or maybe a monster-looking creature?
If you can’t find your champion based on looks, you can check their biography. Yes, LoL champions have biographies and they’re pretty interesting. You can look for a champion story that amazes or connect with you.
Do you want a champion who can be a strong tank and a good support? Most champions get stronger throughout the game and amplify their unique abilities. However, there are champions who fit within more than one category.
Vayne is a marksman champion. However, she has a potential for high burst damage and has a short-term stealth mechanics which makes her a little like an assassin.
In case you are still unsure about the right champion for you, you can use the champion filtering of the game. Through this, you can filter out champions and narrow down your choices.
League of Legends is relatively easy to play with hotkeys.
|Q||Use your champion’s 1st ability|
|W||Use your champion’s 2nd ability|
|E||Use your champion’s 3rd ability|
|R||Use your champion’s 4th or ultimate ability|
|Ctrl + Q||Adds ability point to your champion’s 1st ability|
|Ctrl + W||Adds ability point to your champion’s 2nd ability|
|Ctrl + E||Adds ability point to your champion’s 3rd ability|
|Ctrl + R||Adds ability point to your champion’s 4th ability|
|Q + F1 or Alt + Q||(For support spells) Cast champion’s 1st ability on self|
|W + F1 or Alt + W||(For support spells) Cast champion’s 2nd ability on self|
|E + F1 or Alt + E||(For support spells) Cast champion’s 3rd ability on self|
|R + F1 or Alt + R||(For support spells) Cast champion’s 4th ability on self|
|Shift + Q||Smart cast you champion’s 1st ability|
|Shift + W||Smart cast you champion’s 2nd ability|
|Shift + E||Smart cast you champion’s 3rd ability|
|Shift + R||Smart cast you champion’s 4th ability|
|Shift + right click or X or A||Attack Move (Your champion will move to the point and stops in order to attack enemies along the way)|
|Alt + right click||Command Pet|
|S||Stop (Stops your champion on their current course of action)|
|H||Hold (works like stop, however, it is toggled while held down)|
|D||Cast 1st Summoner Spell|
|F||Cast 2nd Summoner Spell|
|1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7||Use to activate ability items|
|Esc||Close current window|
|C||Open statistic page of champion|
|G||Toggle alert ping cursor|
|Y||Toggle camera lock on your champion|
|Space||Centers camera on your champion|
|O||Open match’s leader board|
|Tab||Open match’s leaderboard when pressed and closes on release|
|V||Toggle retreat ping cursor|
|Ctrl + L||Look through minion health bars|
|Shift + L||Turns off health bars of champion|
|Shift + K||Turns off summoner’s name|
|P||Open item shop|
|Arrow Keys||Toggle camera in the corresponding direction|
|Alt + left click||Open Radial Menu/Ping location|
|Ctrl + left click||Open Radial Menu/ Retreat Ping location|
|F2 – F5||Move the camera to the corresponding ally champions; however, the camera must be unlocked for this hotkey to work|
|F12||Take a screenshot|
|Enter||Open chat cursor|
|Shift + Enter||Open chat with “/all”|
|Ctrl + F||Toggle the latency display and numeric frames-per-seconds|
|Z||Open chat history|
|~ (tilde key)||Hold down to target or select champions when using summoner spells or champion abilities|
League of Legends also has a set of chat commands you can input during or outside LoL matches. These commands help players to easily access particular functions in the game.
|IN-GAME CHAT COMMANDS|
|Ctrl + 1 or /joke, /j||View a champion joke|
|Ctrl + 2 or /taunt, /t||View a champion taunt|
|Ctrl + 3 or /dance, /d||View a champion dance|
|Ctrl + 4 or /laugh, /l||View a champion laugh|
|Ctrl + 5||Toggles effect for a particular champion|
|Ctrl + 6||Will display the Mastery Emote|
|/help||Will show a command list and their functions|
|/ff or /surrender||Starts a vote for a team surrender|
|/remake||Starts a vote for a rematch or remake game if one or more players are away from the keyboard or AFK|
|COMMANDS OUTSIDE A MATCH|
|/all||Sends a message to all players in a match|
|/reply or /r||Sends a message to the last player who messaged you|
|/msg “summoner name” or /w||Sends a message to a certain player. Note that usernames of players are case sensitive.|
|COMMANDS TO BLOCK MESSAGES|
|/ignore all||Mutes all players during a game session and all succeeding game sessions|
|/ignore “summoner name”||Mutes a certain player during a game session and all succeeding game sessions|
|/mute all||Mutes all messages from all players during a match|
|/mute “summoner name”||Mutes messages from a certain player during a match|
CREATING A LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ACCOUNT
Before the battle and fun begin, the first thing you need to do is to create a LoL account so you can play the game. Here are simple steps to creating a LoL account:
- Open a browser window.
- Go to https://signup.leagueoflegends.com/en/signup/index
- Enter required information.
- Download then install the game from the client form in the link after account creation.
- After installation, open the application and log in with your username and password.
- Follow the given instructions to create a summoner’s name and choose a picture.
- Click the “Play” button at the top of the screen to begin a game.
WHAT IS A LOL SMURF ACCOUNT?
Smurf accounts are simply new League of Legends accounts created by a high-level player.
Basically, there are 2 types of smurf accounts:
The first is an ELO smurf account where higher ranked players are hiding their true skills or looking for a secondary ranked account. The other is a low-level smurf account were players are not necessarily high ranked and are looking for less competitive games or fun.
In LoL, there are around 60% of accounts that have never played any ranked matches. There are numerous reasons as to why players create a smurf account but here are the most common:
Low ranked players who wish to retry their placement matches
Some players are unhappy with their initial rank placement. This is the reason why they create smurf accounts in order to retry their matches and a second chance to get a higher ranking before deciding which account will become their secondary and primary account.
Having lower queue times
When a player reaches a particular skill level, queue times can become very long, particularly in the Challenger and Master divisions which only have limited matchmaking pools. Some queue times can take more than 30 minutes which is really time-consuming when trying to find a match. So, players create a smurf account in order to find a game faster.
Players who just want a 2nd ranked account
There are some players who just want to have more than one ranked account to challenge themselves to have much high skill level accounts as possible or in case they want to play with a friend of a lower or different skill level.
Creating backup account
Smurf accounts serve as a backup account for some players in case their main account is hacked or banned for whatever reasons. This allows a player to continue playing the game while resolving the issue with their primary account.
Expert players hiding their main account
Most pro LoL players create smurf accounts that enable them to practice with other players without facing abuse or trolling because their identity is unknown to other players.
Getting an easy win for some fun
Competitive ranked games are very serious when compared to casual matches. This can be pretty intense for some players. With a smurf account, players can enjoy the game without focusing on winning and making their account history and stats look good.
Trying different team strategies or compositions
With a smurf account, players can try new champions, roles, and game modes without any consequence of their main account suffering a losing streak.
High-level players who want to play with friends
One of the good reasons why players create a smurf account is to play with a friend who is just starting out. With a low-level smurf account, a player and his beginner friend can be in the same game. This allows first-time players to get in a game without their fried pulling them to a higher level match.
Players who troll games without suffering consequences
This is a negative reason why some players create a smurf account and yes, this happens in games. Players who troll other players using their smurf account are confident because the player’s main account is safe from being banned or reported.
BUYING A LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ACCOUNT
Did you know that there are accounts for sale and that you can actually buy League of Legends accounts?
Most beginners wonder why there is a need to buy LoL account when they can create one for free. However, there are several reasons why some players decide to pay for an account rather than creating it themselves.
So what are the reasons why you should buy league of legends account?
It is faster than leveling yourself
The most popular reason why players buy LoL accounts is that it saves the player the time of leveling an account themselves. At present, the XP needed in order to reach level 30 is around 20,042. An average game provides 90XP per match without booster packs. Doing the math, it would take approximately 90+ hours in order to reach level 30, assuming that the average match time lasts for 25 minutes.
Bought LoL accounts come with BE
Most LoL sale comes with the added benefit of RP and BE included with the account.
The average BE amount included is 20,000 which is enough to purchase 20 champions and be able to jump into rankes games right away. That is a lot of time saved farming champions. You only need to buy the champion for the role and you’re ready to play. BE can also be spent on other things like runes which are very important in playing ranked games.
It is a lot cheaper than individually buying champions
Because most smurf accounts for sale come with 20,000 IP, you can actually buy at least 4 third tiers legendary. Every third-tier legendary champion can cost 790 RP or 3,150 IP. Doing the math, this is equal to approximately 4,740 RP or $36. The price of a smurf account, on the other hand, is less than $30 which saves you a good amount of cash. There are other smurf accounts that have more than 16 champions already unlocked which save you money time on farming the IP.
Play on a new region
Most players buy LoL smurf accounts because they like switching regions. In terms of skill, EUW is considered one of the most competitive regions. This is the reason why a lot of NA players, buy league smurf accounts in EUW in order to test their ability.
Riot stores offer a server transfer for 2,600 RP (approx. $20). However, once you transfer, it would be really hard to switch back.
Buying a LoL account will keep your main account with all stats saved on your home region and compete with other regions on multiple ranked leagues in order to show off your skill.
Play with low-level friends
Buying a LoL account allows you to start from scratch. This is useful if you want to play with friends who are just starting to play. Playing on your normal high-ranked account will pull your friends with low rank to a high skilled match. This means they cannot enjoy the game since they never played the game before and is lacking the necessary skills.
You are stuck in ELO Hell
Some players get their ELO / MMR ruined by bad luck or poor teammates. In order to get out of ELO hell, some players buy LoL smurf account.
In order to improve MMR, you need to spend so many hours grinding out results. But the easiest, quickest and most effective way out of this is to start from scratch. Buying a League of Legends account could get you back in playing your initial games within minutes and being placed in the division you so deserve.
Your main account has been banned
Maybe you have been a naughty player in the past months and your main League of Legends account has been banned. You might regret what you did, however, that will not make Riot Games reinstate your accounts immediately.
Now, if you want to continue playing the game you love, buying a League of Legends account can be helpful. You can purchase a League of Legends smurf account that is level 30 and has 20,000 or more IP so you can have your level and some champions, instead of spending weeks and months in grinding them out.
RISKS OF BUYING A LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ACCOUNT
Like anything in life, buying League of Legends accounts involve risks. Here are some risks involved in purchasing a LoL account:
Your account might get banned
The risk of your account being ban can range from minimal to almost certain depending on the production method that is used by the website where you bought the account. So far, the riskiest method of buying a LoL account is through auction sites, so you might want to avoid that.
Someone might claim back or hijack the account
This is a major problem in many untrustworthy auction site selling LoL accounts. After receiving your money for the account, they will change the registered email and password which locks you out of the account.
Someone might change the registered email
Buying a LoL account from an untrustworthy seller can be very risky. They could reclaim the account any time after paying by having their own registered email in place. They get to keep your money and sell the account to someone else.
The account name will look like bots
This is a common issue on most websites selling League of Legends accounts. You might have seen players in a game with bot names like “||||111|||IIII|||”. So what’s wrong with those? Names like that will only get you banned.
No BE to buy Runes or Champions
This one is pretty straightforward. You buy a level 30 LoL account in order to play ranked; however, it has no IP to buy Runes or champions. In the end, you wasted money and more time farming IP in order to unlock 16 needed in order to play a ranked match.
THE BEST WEBSITE TO BUY LEAGUE OF LEGENDS SMURF ACCOUNTS
As you already know, buying a League of Legend account is quite risky, especially if you are buying from unknown and untrustworthy websites. You might end up frustrated having spent some money without actual benefits.
With so many different websites selling League of Legends smurf accounts, it is difficult to know which one you should trust and where you can get the best deal. To prevent you from getting scammed by bad people. With lifetime guarantees for all accounts and an amazing customer support, LolFinity.com is by far the best website you can buy Accounts from.
LolFinity is by far the best place where you can buy League smurf accounts. With secure payment options such as highly-trusted PayPal, G2A Pay and even Bitcoin supported. Our website has smurf accounts which are available for every server region, including Private Beta Environment or PBE. Check out our impressive ratings.
LolFinity’s prices start as low as 19,95€ for EUW and NA accounts and include a lifetime guarantee, instant delivery, 22K+ BE and all important account recovery details.
It is one of the first big MOBAs or multiplayer online battle arena and one of the first big free-to-play games and still holds firm as an example of excellence.
League of Legends has really come a long way from its humble beginnings. And since then, it has become a worldwide phenomenon in the gaming world and has attracted more and more gamers and players to join every year.
With its awesome collection of Champions, fast yet intensely strategic team play, and rewarding progression system, no player will ever let it go. That competitive spirit and addictiveness blended with a generous free-to-play approach and regular updates from Riot Games, it is without a doubt that League of Legends has one of the liveliest and biggest gaming communities anywhere around the world.
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