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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What are the requirements to skip promotion games/Divisions?

I understand that in order to skip promotion games and divisions, you must be playing consistently at a higher level than your division suggests but, how high above your current league do you have to ...
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Situations where Ohmwrecker is viable to get?

I rarely get to see this bought and I'm thinking if it there'll be times that you certainly NEED this item. I'm wondering if this can even be useful during late game when champs are usually doing ...
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How and when to break knock up cc with cleanse dash?

I have read that you can break the knock up cc by using cleanse and following that with a dash. My question is in two parts; In what part of the knock up animation should i use the cleanse/qss and ...
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What is true damage?

Changelog of patch 1.0.0.111 reported: Smite now deals true damage instead of magic damage. What does true damage mean and how does it differ from magic/attack damage?
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What are all the in-game chat commands available in LoL?

I've heard that there are some commands far from the ones shown in /help list. Which are they?
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What happened to my silver border outline on my summoner profile?

The silver border outline on my summoner profile for League of Legends is not showing any more during the loading screen. What happened and how can I get the silver outline back? I still have my ...
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If a champion jumps over Volibear (like Tristana or Corki) and the bear uses Majestic Roar when they are on top, does the slow proc?

I mean, different from other abilities is a ROAR, so I'd say it should, but I wonder if that was implemented in the game.
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Can someone provide concrete examples of when to build armor vs health?

I read this excellent explanation of how building armor provides diminishing returns in terms of reducing damage, but scales effective health linearly. I am bad at math. So in what cases would you ...
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How does draft mode work in LoL?

I've watched some games from the world championship and I can't understand how the champion selection is supposed to work. I've seen that there are different "phases" in the whole operation but I ...
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Effect of Syndra's ultimate on Nocturne/Sivir's spellshield?

Considering that Syndra has 4-5 spheres in the field then she casts ult on Sivir. Unleashed Power has a brief cast time before it activates, but Syndra does not have to remain in place while the ...
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How can the damage reduction from Armor in League of Legends not have diminishing returns?

The formula for calculating damage reduction from armor in League of Legends is Damage Reduction = Total Armor / (100 + Total Armor) It seems clear to me that this formula dictates that adding more ...
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Cleanse vs. Quicksilver Sash

I am not overly familiar with either this spell or item, but was curious as to which is more effective: quicksilver sash or cleanse. Do they remove the same things? Also, is it possible to cleanse ...
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What is Soraka's best role after her Patch 4.17 Rework?

As you all know, Soraka recently received a gameplay update with new abilities with some similarities to her old abilities. What have her ability changes pushed her towards, mid lane or support?
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What patch is played at worlds of Season 4?

In the notes of 4.14 they said: As 4.14 is potentially the patch we'll be playing the World Championship on Which on is it finally? 4.14 got updated once more after the realease.
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Why do Pros use one Crit-Rune in their Rune page?

Pretty straight forward:why would you want to use one Crit-Rune in your Runepage(giving <1% Crit Chance)? I have seen this from AD Carry players where it made atleast some sense,but there are also ...
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Why do ADCs always go for damage over armor?

Considering bot lane, it is customary for the ADC to build ONLY damage or armor pen while the support builds his gold income and sightstone. The idea behind this is for the ADC to be able to dish out ...
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Why are some champions considered to be better at blue/red side?

This questions got in my mind when I was watching the LoL World Championships. I do not know who it was, but one of the broadcasters made a statement like this: When playing on red side you always ...
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Nidalee Takedown Damage

Was playing Nidalee and built trinity force as usual, this got me thinking. How is the damage for 'Takedown' calculated with a Tri-force proc. For example, if the Tri-force spellblade damage is taken ...
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Should I build AD or AP on Azir?

I've had a discussion with a friend earlier today on how to use the full potential of Azir's abilities and passive. Some people play him full Attack Damage + CDR to profit from his passive 2% Attack ...
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NonRanked / Ranked Games: Terms and Tips? GP10? Runes? Bans? Last Hits?

Sorry for long question title and all the questions, but for Nonranked / Ranked Games: What does GP10 mean? I want to perform well and and people always talk about GP10 and such terms: IE, and WoTA?. ...
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Twisted Fate: Do Wildcards (Q) apply the effects of Pick A Card (W)?

Wildcards (Q): Twisted Fate throws 3 cards forward in an arc, dealing magic damage 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+ 65% AP) to enemies they pass through. Pick a Card (W): When first activated, ...
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Does Chaos Storm silence 0.5 seconds constantly?

As Viktor, if any champion is below the cloud, will it be constantly silenced until the target gets out of the cloud, or it will silence just 0.5 seconds? I ask this because the duration IMO is ...
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Do placed units increase in damage when you level up the ability? [duplicate]

For spells like Heimerdinger's turret and Shaco's boxes, say I place the unit then level up the ability. Do the existing placed units increase in damage, or does the ability level up only apply to ...
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What is roaming in League of Legends?

In Elementz tier list I keep reading that certain champions are very good at roaming. What is roaming? Does the term roaming come from another game or is it unique to League of Legends?
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Udyr: Does CDR affect the global cooldown of switching stances?

Udyr uses the stance mechanic. His abilities all have a persistent effect which remain until he activates another ability. Each ability also has a temporary activation effect that occurs upon being ...
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where are the euw servers located for league of legends?

my ping recently went up from its average and I want to check if it is my lol or Internet that is lagging. Which is why I would like to know where the EUW servers are located so that I can do a ping ...
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How can I create my own private server for a game like LoL?

I want to run some build tests without going through the process of leveling for 30 minutes a game by running a private server where I can control the variables. Does anyone know how I can create do ...
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How to ascend for the ultimate reward?

A new game mode just came out on League of Legends : Ascension mode. The thing is that for a limited time only you can get summoner icons, and I have a really hard time getting the ultimate one for ...
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Do some skins influence gameplay? [duplicate]

There was a similar post in year 12'. But I have to ask this question, because there are still some minor issues, that specific skins effect some pros. recently it came to my mind, that the new Vlad ...
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Can there be a draw in League of Legends?

Just curious. Say both teams are playing 4v4 teamfight, while one of each is backdooring each nexus. What could happen if both at the same time do the "destroying blow" to the nexus?
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Does Vayne's Tumble (Q) damage affect Trinity Force?

Yesterday we saw Doublelift build a Trinity Force on Vayne. However, I asked myself a few questions, since I have never really played Vayne: Does her Q proc Spellblade? (I highly assume YES) Does ...
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Why do almost all pro/high ELO Fizz players max E first and W last?

When I play Fizz, I usually max q and w first to maximize my damage output, and use E as an escape tool. If I max E first as a damage output tool, I usually feel insecure during the fight as my E is ...
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Does Blitzcrank's ultimate silence or stop channeling spells?

I have seen this phenomenon not only once that when Blitzcrank runs into a TF, he silences for a short duration, stopping channeling for example. Is this true, or only an assumption on my part?
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How to lane against Gnar as a melee champion?

I had the most devastating lane against Gnar the other day (sadly in a ranked game). I thought I could handle him, you know attack when his skills are down, avoid him when he's about to transform, ...
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What does the option “Use Movement Prediction” do?

After messing around a little looking at the advanced options in League of Legends (now that I know how), I noticed this toggleable option: Use Movement Prediction I turned it on to see what it ...
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Are Yasuo's Q stacks lost after revival?

Example: Yasuo hits twice with Q so he gets his airborne strike ready, then he dies and resurrects either by Guardian Angel's passive or Zilean's ult. Will Yasuo's stacks disappear after ...
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Does a Promotion Series have time constraints?

In other words, how long can you be inactive in ranked before you're kicked out of a promotion series?
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What items should I get for a Yasuo top?

I've been playing as Yasuo for the past few weeks and I'm starting to get the hang of him. It's a pretty fun champion to play with and it's kinda satisfying to see his ult land on a team fight...and ...
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Is Lich Bane viable on Amumu?

Is Lich Bane viable on Amumu (jungle) (for ranked/competitive)? Pros: You get some movement speed, which is great for chasing enemies You get ability power, which increases your overall damage ...
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Are win-lose numbers the total wins of solo/duo and team ranked games combined?

Question is straight forward. I have this in "profile -> leagues -> my leagues -> see more stats": Now, is this the total amount of wins and loses of both ranked queues: solo/duo and team games? Or ...
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Are you able to cast abilities while rooted by rengar?

I just played against a rengar who got fed my team and well he used his ultimate rooted me under my own turret and for some reason i could not use my ultimate as tristana and i had vision of him ...
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How to Headbutt(W) + Autoattack Combo on Alistar

Since Alistar got buffed in the last patches, I want to master him a little bit more. I watched some Youtube videos where people always do the Headbutt(W) + Autoattack while the target is still flying ...
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Diana Q-R time frame?

I've noticed when playing Diana that if you Q lands slightly after your R it still resets your R. Is this because of one of the following or because a time-frame is allotted, if so is the time-frame ...
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Does Armor/Magic Resist affect percentage damage?

Is % based spell damage like Liandry's Torments passive or Amumus Despair (W) affected by Magic Resistance? Same goes with Botrk and armor.
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How does exhaust affect certain abilities?

There are several abilities that deal damage after an amount of time (Zed's ultimate, Karthus' ultimate, Zileans' time bomb etc). While waiting for the damage to trigger, if the champion is exhausted ...
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Does the shield of an ADC go down faster?

Does the shield of an ADC go down faster than the shield of a tank? IE does armor/mr increase the defense of a shield?
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Azir Passive Attackspeed bonus maxed at 80%

Is Azir's Attackspeed bonus from his passive maxed at 80%? He gains 2% Attackspeed for every 1% Cooldown reduction. That being said, can you get more than 80% Attackspeed by having more than 40% CDR ...
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What are other good items on Warwick?

I currently spam Warwick Jungle on SoloQueue, because i find it easy to climb up with him. I run 0/21/9 masteries and flat AD marks + quints, flat Armor Seals and scaleing MR Glyphs. I ALWAYS build ...
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How can I create a champion in league of legends?

My wish is to create a League of Legends champion that I want. I'd like to know how to create a champion and send it to Riot. I'd also like a link to the policy of the creator system, if one exists. ...
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Dealing with Nasus carries as support

I've been playing a lot of Sejuani support lately. I've found that she does pretty well as a semi-kill lane. It peels well and I usually get my AD Carry pretty fed, especially once we reach level 6. ...