League of Legends is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Riot Games, inspired by the Defense of the Ancients (DotA) map for Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

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Stacking Spellblade

From this answer we know that stacking multiple items with the same named-unique effect do not stack. However, the Spellblade effect is different between the multiple items (listed below) that share ...
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What is the Meta Game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is metagame? I have heard a lot of people tell me that your Meta Game is just as important as playing well. What exactly is the Meta game and how does one go about ...
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Is IP gained based at all on performance?

Is there any correlation between how well I do in game and how much IP I gain? I already know that winning a game nets you more IP than losing a game. But for example, if my team carries me to a win ...
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What does SS stand for when an opponent is missing?

When someone from the opposing team is missing I have noticed people writing "SS bot/mid/top" to indicate to the rest of the team that they don't have visual on one or more of the people in there lain....
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What items are announced to chat when bought?

I have noticed that some items get announced to chat when purchased, what items gets anounced and what makes them so special?
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Is there a cap for cooldown reduction (CDR) in League of Legends?

At what point does cooldown reduction cap out? Is it possible to hit the cap with only masteries and runes?
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Blade of the Ruined King Vs. The Bloodthirster

Blade of the Ruined King Effects: +25 attack damage +15% life steal +40% attack speed Passive Unique: Your attacks deal 5% of the target's current health in physical damage (60 max vs minions ...
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Where does the damage of relocated dashes land?

The end location of a dash or jump can be changed by an ability that pushes (Flay) or pulls (Rocket Grab) you. So for example I try to Rocket Jump on the adc, but a Blitzcrank pulls me, preventing me ...
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How can I interrupt channeled spells?

Is it possible to stop other players from channeling their ultimates; for example, Karthus' Requiem or Fiddlesticks' Crowstorm? Which champions have this ability?
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How do players link Alistar's Headbutt and Pulverize in an instant?

Watching the pro players, whenever someone plays Alistar they somehow chain pulverize and headbutt in an instant. Does anyone know how they're doing that?
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What counts as combat for boots of mobility?

When out of combat for 5 seconds, Boots of Mobility grant +5 move speed. What counts as being in combat?
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What is “The Hunt Is On!” interaction between Rengar and Kha' Zix?

I've seen numerous mentions about the interaction of Rengar and Kha'Zix, but I have not seen any tested or official statements regarding it. From what I understand, it comes about when Rengar or Kha' ...
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Skins that affect game mechanics

I was under the impression that all skins are only related to appearance, but came across this mention of Kog'Maw's Lion Dance which actually modifies the skill behaviour. Does this affect anything ...
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What exactly defines a champ who “falls off late”

There are some champions which are commonly known to "fall off late game", such as Lee Sin. But what is it exactly, what defines if a Champion "falls off" or not? Or to be more precise, what (for ...
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Does any skill have a global cooldown?

I am new to this game, and will try to optimize my game-play as much as possible. I will do this by making macros for my spells and abilities. Are there global cooldown on spells and abilities in ...
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What are the categories of League of Legends champions?

I'm thinking about picking up LoL, but my only experience with the game is briefly watching friends play. Could someone quickly/simply categorize the champions in the game? My understanding is that ...
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Builds and strategy guides for champions

What are the websites to find good strategy guides and builds for champions for LoL? It seems there are so many out there and the ones I found are usually outdated.
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Does Twisted Fate's Ult grant vision during Nocturne's Ult?

If Twisted Fate ults, and then an enemy Nocturne ults, will Twisted Fate's team have vision of their opponent's champs? If not, does that mean Nocturne's ultimate effectively counters Twisted Fate's ...
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Maximum Champion Growth size

I was reading about Lulu (new champion) and saw this: Wild Growth (Ultimate) - Lulu enlarges an ally, knocking enemies away from them and granting them a large amount of bonus health. For the ...
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How does rune combiner work?

I got Level 28, but I've never used runes before. I have now some IP and can buy some Tier 3 runes. How does the rune combiner work in League of Legends? Which Tier 3 runes should I combine? Are ...
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Skins that cannot be in mystery gifts?

Yesterday I had a discussion with some of my friends while playing league. It was about the contents of the mystery gifts and while I said there are restrictions, they were convinced that you can get ...
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Which champion goes in which lane?

I'm trying to figure out which champion belongs in which lane just as a general rule of thumb. A friend told me that I needed to "learn the meta" after a bit of searching I found this: The meta ...
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It is possible to get tier demoted on season 5?

Is it possible to fall from Platinum to Gold and from Gold to Silver on season 5? Since in every season stuff like that change I would like to know. And if yes, how many games you need to lose in a ...
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How does shyvana's q proc on-hit item effects

Twin Bite - Shyvana strikes twice on her next attack. Dragon Form: Twin Bite cleaves all units in front Shyvana. Shyvana strikes twice on her next attack, dealing (+0.8/0.85/0.9/0.95/1.0) physical ...
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Run faster than outer turret attacks

As the title says, is there any way to run faster than the turret attack (the missile like thing) so that you can arrive spawn before the attack reaches you, and therefore can't kill you? You know, ...
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Does League of Legends have a tournament that is recognized as the 'Most Important'?

Is there a tournament that is comparable to the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup Playoffs, FIFA World Cup, Daytona 500, etc.? Or does LoL not have seasons in the traditional sense of other sports....
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Does your MMR fall if you dodge a Queue?

I believe the question is pretty straight forward. Your MMR is calculated by your wins/ loses and what ranked you were at the previous season I believe. My question is, does your MMR fall if you dodge ...
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Why does my Sapphire Crystal disappear when I purchase Catalyst the Protector?

I'm following this build. It says, first purchase a Sapphire Crystal, then a catalyst of protector. But then my Sapphire Crystal disappears. Why? So I understand that a Catalyst = Sapphire + Ruby + ...
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Champions with ultimate that are not priority?

Except Udyr, are there champions whose R isn't a priority to be acquired at level 6 or level up at 11?
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Is it safe to play League of Legends when there are files detected as viruses by virustotal.com?

I'm from Vietnam and started to play League of Legends which I have downloaded from the official site here for the Vietnamese version. Viruses were detected when I ran a virus-scan on the files via ...
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What happens when Trundle uses his ultimate on someone with negative armor?

Suppose, due to armor reduction, someone managed to get negative armor. Trundle's ultimate says: (Active): Trundle immediately steals health (by dealing magic damage) and a percentage of their armor ...
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How do you convince ally players to buy wards in normal games or lower Elo?

I realize that wards are very important and since I mostly play support I am usually the one that gets wards, but if I don't get as many wards because I am playing some other role I realize that no ...
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How to go and watch complete game replays?

I'm looking to see some full game replays in League of Legends (that are not my friends' game) Those "Featured games" in the starter slider are always in progress, and what I'm looking for is to get ...
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Runaan's Hurricane effects for these champions

How exactly does Runaan's Hurricane work for: Draven, spinning axe Jayce, transform mercury cannon Jayce, hyper charge Jinx, fishbones Kayle, righteous fury Kennen, electric surge Lulu, pix Orianna, ...
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For what champs is Maw of Malmortius a must buy item?

Is it worth getting in a premade match? Is it overpowered in any sense?
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How long can a champion be in stasis?

While playing a game yesterday, the enemy Ziggs was wrecking us. So, we tried to focus our fire on him. Unfortunately, the enemy Zilean got his Ultimate on the Ziggs. While we were waiting for Ziggs ...
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Is there a list displaying the champions in order based on their auto attack range?

I quite enjoy playing harassing champs on LoL, and I am interested in which champions have the longest auto attack range. Is there a list displaying the order of champions with the highest range first?...
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Decision Making on early game jungling

I'm learning to jungling, but I'm bit confused about when: Continue the jungle routing Back to base to buy items Gank I know that I need rush my starting Jungle Item first (I'm playing now as Kha'...
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Primary, Secondary runes on the store page?

Is there any indication whether a rune is "primary" or "secondary" for a specific color, from the rune page in the store? Obviously that word itself doesn't matter, and just the stats themselves do, ...
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Difference between top and bottom lane in League of Legends?

What is the difference between top and bottom lanes in LoL? More experienced players tell you during the game to switch the lane if you go to the "wrong" one. So I guess that certain champions are not ...
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What are the differences between Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and League of Legends (LoL)?

I played a lot to League of Legends (>1000 hours) and I am going to try DotA now. Speaking about gameplay only, it would be really helpful for a newbie knowing what are the main differences between ...
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How long before you get untagged for a kill in League of Legends?

Sometimes your only options might be to kill yourself on a turret, monster or minion. How long from the last time an enemy attacked you until you die does it have to be for it not to count towards ...
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Jungling on paper (Udyr)

I would like, if possible, to represent on paper (excel sheet is acceptable) a mathematical model that would help me determine if I can successfully jungle with a champion using a set of runes, ...
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Good champions pick and strategies

I normally watch a lot of LCS and OGN (Korean league) LOL games. Sometimes the two teams plays well, but, even playing well, one team lose at the teamfight and lose the game. Or one of the team can't ...
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Is the order you pick based on your Elo?

In ranked games when champion selection happens is the order you pick based on your Elo against your teammates? For example if I am 2nd pick on my team. Does that mean I have second highest Elo on ...
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What are the pros and cons of flat vs. scaling runes?

With 80+ champions and more being added, and endless build possibilities, I know it's unrealistic to ask "which one of these is better" because there is no right answer. I assume that one is not flat ...
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How do I pause in League of Legends

A few days ago my internet started to bug arond when I was playing LoL, causing disconnects etc. Now since I wanna participate in a small online tournament I wanted to know how to use the Pause ...
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What makes an effective 5v5 team composition in League of Legends?

I've been wondering which 5v5 team composition would be the best. The heroes can all be classified under various roles like AoE, Globals, Tanks, Heals, etc. What combinations of these roles lend to ...
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Are health potions a waste of gold?

I've been playing for about a year and a half now and some of my friends would rather not buy potions saying "it's a waste of money and time". Well, I disagree with this thinking since you can remake ...
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Why shouldn't Hecarim trust Mordekaiser?

On the League of Legends Wikia I found out that an Altar on the new Twisted Treeline says to Hecarim "Mordekaiser is not to be trusted, Hecarim!" Why? I can't find anything in their lore about their ...