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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How is range measured in League of Legends?

I know different games use different techniques and units of measurement. In Starcraft II one range for attack is about the width of one zergling. In Guild Wars the range is some fraction of the ...
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What factors influence in the first games to enter in a League?

Well, I'm new doing ranked and I was surprised when, my team won the 5 games to enter a league and we get Bronze III. A friend told me that they with only 4 victories in the first 4 games they were ...
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Why is Tryndamere not seen in competitive play?

It seems as though Tryndamere would make an excellent top lane champion or jungler. The "requirements" for a top lane champion in the current metagame are: Sustain: Tryndamere has a heal. Getaway: ...
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How do you dodge Sivir's boomerang ability?

Whenever I lane bot against a Sivir, she hits me every single time with her boomerang, making me have to go back to the base a lot. The people on my team always tell me to just dodge her ability, but ...
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Does Guardian Angel prevent loss of stacks on Bloodthirster?

The tooltip for Guardian Angel (GA) says Passive Unique: Revives your champion upon death, restoring 750 health and 375 mana. 5 minute cooldown. But as far as I neither Kill or Death ...
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What is an ace in League of Legends?

Sometimes, during a League of Legends match, it happens to see on screen and heard a message that says a particular champion did an ace. But what does it mean?
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What does F2P mean for League of Legends?

I downloaded League of Legends a couple of days ago, and from what I understand, it adopts a Free 2 Play model. But what does it mean at the end? What kind of limitations or penalties do I have if I ...
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What's the most useful thing to buy from the store first?

I just started playing League of Legends, and accumulated a small pile of IP. What is the most useful thing to buy from the store first?
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What non-flash abilities can get you out of Jarvan IV's ultimate?

I want to counter Jarvan IV when he plays against me in the top lane. His Ultimate is my biggest problem, since when he uses it, the jungler can run past my ward and gank me. Flash has a longer ...
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Can I use Wukong's passive to detect the presence of enemies?

Wukong's passive is as follows: (Innate) Wukong's armor and magic resistance are increased by 4 / 6 / 8 for each nearby enemy champion. Using this passive, are you able to sense the presence of ...
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When is the right time to start farming the epic jungle mobs?

When playing a match when is the right time to get some teamates together to go kill the bonus granting mobs in the jungle ? Are they worth taking the time to kill ?
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What do I do against the infamous “gank squad”?

In League of Legends, a "gank squad" can loosely be defined as: a team of highly coordinate players who focus on demoralizing and map control as opposed to traditional tower pushing and lane ...
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Positioning? What's the right way to go about it?

I feel like whenever I read guides they never talk about positioning. I'm wondering what are the most useful positioning tips? I know not to run into the middle with a ranged carry but is there a more ...
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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 ...
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How many times can Karthus cast Lay Waste before casting Requiem after he dies?

Once Karthus dies, his passive allows him to cast spells for 7 seconds. I'm curious how many times I can cast Lay Waste while still leaving enough time to cast Requiem. Since his CDR affects this, ...
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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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If an item has the effect “XXX per 5 secs” is the effect over 5 secs or is it exactly on 5 secs?

This mostly comes from the effects like HP regen and MP regen, is the amount spread over 5 secs or after 5 sec exactly?
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What makes or breaks a solo AP Mid?

What makes a good AP Solo Mid? What should you train for, and what kind of items, runes, and mastery trees Should I use? I want to try out for a AP Solo Mid position on a team, but am new to League ...
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How do I know when to help my teammates?

Context: Yesterday I was playing soloqueue and I passed by one of my teammates fighting two enemies. I jumped in to help and because I didn't have any abilities on cooldown I happened to kill them ...
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What advantages do capturing the two altars on the new Twisted Treeline map give?

There are two altars in the middle of the jungle on the remade Twisted Treeline map. What advantages do my team and I get for capturing them?
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As a jungler when should I push the lane after a gank?

I'm getting fairly confidant in ganking abilities as a jungler. However, sometimes I don't know what I should do following a gank. This is what I typically do now for early/mid game ganks: Both my ...
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When are Teemo's bomb's damage calculated?

This is something I've often wondered when playing Teemo. If I place a bomb, and then an enemy walks over it seven minutes later, how is the damage calculated? Is it based off of how much AP and ...
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Is there a Day9 for league of legends? [closed]

I watch a lot of Day9 StarCraft 2 videos and have learned a lot from his excellent match analysis. Is there any site like this – a site or video series that offers pro-level match analyses – for the ...
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What are the crest colors and how much of it do I need for each stage?

There are crests on the profile page. What colors are there and how much takedowns/kills/wins do I need for each stage of it? (This question is also for the dominion crests) Images of the crests ...
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Do you lose some of the “first win of the day” IP boost by playing in Beginner AI games?

At higher levels in League of Legends, your IP and XP earned from AI games gets penalized. Does this impact the "First Win of the Day" bonus though? Some days I just want to mindlessly blast through ...
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Mastery Page “Temporary Changes”

I thought of a situation that I'm not clear of for the mastery pages in League of Legends. I have multiple mastery pages, for different types of champs (one for tanks, one for mages, one for support, ...
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What are the Jungle Respawn Times?

In League of Legends, what are the jungle monster re-spawn times. Also at what time do they initially appear?
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What is a “control jungler”?

I was playing with a Shyvana jungler earlier today. Our mid complained about not getting any jungle ganks, to which the Shyvana player replied, "Shyvana's a control jungler, she doesn't gank." I've ...
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Attack moving or Attack Canceling

I watch streams sometimes and i see the high elo Ranged AD move between each shot. Do they gain anything with this? And if so whats a good way to practice it.
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How to maximize summoner XP gain in League of Legends?

What is the most efficient way to gain experience in LoL? How is experience gain calculated? I've heard Dominion is better for experience than classic; is that true?
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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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What determines time spent dead in League of Legends?

I've just started playing League of Legends, so I'm getting plenty of first hand experience with being dead. However, I haven't figured out what determines the length of time I spend in limbo, does ...
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Does Anivia's Frostbite synergize with other Champions?

Frostbite deals double damage to champions "slowed by an ice effect." This seems to imply that any ice effect should work, but the forums seem divided on the matter. It obviously works with Anivia's ...
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What gets counted as “Healing Done”?

What gets counted as "Healing Done" in the League of Legends stats? The scoreboard after a game shows me doing all of 71 healing (some strangely small value), and other non-overt healers doing ...
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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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Why doesn't Vladimir use Life Steal items?

I'm trying out Vladimir and wondering why I shouldn't be buying Life Steal gear rather than Attack Power or Health. Most builds I've seen so far focus on: Rylai's Crystal Scepter: 80 AP + 500 HP ...
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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 does it mean 'All mid all random' in League Of Legends?

I have just started playing League of Legends. What does it mean the match description 'All mid all random' in game browser?
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How should I spend extra gold?

I finished a game of League of Legends where I earned 25000g. At the end, I had ~6000g unspent, as I already had the boots I wanted and 5 top-tier items. What am I supposed to do with all the rest?
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What is the difference between a kill steal and good teamwork?

I'm just getting into the LoL scene, and I have really been enjoying myself. However, I'm noticing people are quick to call you a "ks'er" or "kill stealer" whenever you get a final blow on a champion. ...
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Is there any way to hotkey Active abilities on items?

Some items, such as Zhonya's Hourglass, have an Active ability rather than a Passive one, requiring you to click on the item to use the ability. Some of them require rather split second timing, the ...
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Do champions go on sale in League of Legends?

I started playing League of Legends recently, and I was thinking of buying one of the champions with the IP I have so far (a bit more than 3k). My questions is: do the prices of champions change? If ...
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How did I get Corki for free?

I played LoL months ago and began saving IP. I intended (and still do) to buy runes upon hitting level 20, using just free heroes until that point. Recently I started playing again with a friend who ...
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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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How does Master Yi's ultimate interact with Viktor's Gravity Field?

Master Yi cannot be slowed while his Ultimate is active. Viktor's Gravity Field spell causes all units in its AOE to receive a stacking slow debuff and will stun any hero that receives 3 stacks of ...
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How are mastery points earned?

How are mastery points earned in League of Legends? I'm just starting out and not quite sure. Here is what I'm talking about in-case you're unclear:
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What is the default Critical Strike chance?

There are lots of ways to increase the chance of a Critical Strike, but how do I know what the default is? Is it the same for all characters?
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How does Ghost interact with Kog'Maw's passive?

If I'm playing as Kog'Maw: Can I Ghost after I die to run faster before I explode? If I'm already Ghosted when I die, is my corpse still under the effect of Ghost for the remainder of its duration? ...
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What does the AP Mid GP10 meta entail?

I've heard a lot of talk from high level players about AP Mids starting to build a GP10 setup and having a lot of success with it. TSM Mid player Reginald has even expressed how much he hates the "new ...
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Rare/Promotional Skins

Is there a list somewhere of all skins that can be acquired through promotions or are given out rarely? I have looked online but cannot seem to find a full list. Example, PAX Sivir which can only be ...