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 do I read the kill icons in League of Legends?

The new League of Legends patch (1.42.34) added in a "Kill Stream" (as well as a lot of other neat UI cleanups. It looks very pretty now, but I digress...) in addition to the announcements of "So and ...
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How can I best position Olaf for Effective Jungling Axe Throws?

I've just started learning to jungle, and I've found that there is one key to jungling as Olaf, in my experience: positioning Olaf and effectively striking the maximum number of monsters while ...
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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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How are the value of assists and kills determined in League of Legends?

What is the formula for calculating the value of a kill or an assist? Is it worth more gold for a team to get an assist and kill (AKA KS=kill securing) or is it better to allow the carry to get the ...
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Why are characters banned in tournament play for DotA-likes?

Why are characters banned from DotA-likes in tournament play during selection? Are there characters that are actually imbalanced; why not just balance them? If it's just for the sake of another ...
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What is the genre of HoN/DotA/LoL?

Some people call it Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), Valve is calling the upcoming Dota 2 a Action RTS (Real Time Strategy) and I've seen some using Action RPG. Has the community come to an ...
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What level do I need to be to purchase Tier 3 runes?

I just hit level 20 and have lots of saved IP that I was going to use to purchase the tier 3 runes. However, I can't. All the runes in the store still say "Level 20+" in red, and double clicking on ...
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What are the recommended champions for solo laning? (2 vs. 1)

At higher levels one can see more and more junglers. That means someone has to solo lane top. Which champions are a good choice for solo laning? Which ones should be avoided? Thanks edit: as pointed ...
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What are the standard ways to Build and Play Olaf?

I've recently purchased Olaf but seem to struggle in games to get kills with him. I'm looking for a good talend/rune builds for him, as well as champion specific advice for using Olaf in: Team ...
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How much health does it take for Atma's Impaler to become cost effective?

The item Atma's Impaler has a unique passive as follows: UNIQUE: 1.5% of your maximum health is granted as bonus attack damage. The item's combine cost is 780g, and the total item costs 2300g. ...
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What is Leona's Secret Passive?

While I was aware of the Inverse Ninja Law reducing the base HP of Akali / Kennen / Shen when present on the same team, I have recently discovered that they are not the only such champions to have a ...
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Is it any use combining Sorcerer's Shoes and void staff? [closed]

While doing my different builds for my AP heroes, I've noticed existing builds on the net sometimes (often) combine Sorcerer's Shoes and void staff, and I don't really understand why. When ...
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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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Is tower/creep strength based on number of players?

For the standard 5v5, if someone disconnects does their tower/creep stats change? I saw it mentioned on a forum that the tower/creeps get stronger if someone leaves.
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Can I find out my overall or per-champion win/loss ratio?

The only relevant stats I've been able to find are the total wins. Do the other stats exist somewhere I haven't looked yet?
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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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On average, what times are junglers able take each camp?

I was wondering if there was some kind of document where i could review the junglespeed of each champion. I don't want to know when they get to be lvl 6, but when they take which camp. Beeing able to ...
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Map measurements

Recently, the range of the Gate ability of Twisted Fate has been reduced from Global Range to 5500 units. The problem is, you can't possibly measure your range before activating the Destiny skill. Do ...
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Where can I find a compilation of League Judgements?

I'm looking for an easy to browse list of League Judgements of the various champions. I've found copies of them on the individual champions on the wikia, but no luck finding a list of just the ...
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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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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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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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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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Smartly using smart casting

In League of Legends, I saw a smart casting mode in the options. What does smart casting do exactly? And is it useful/helpful playing against people with it? When I was playing Soraka it seemed to ...
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How do you get Tristana for free?

How do you get Tristana (and the Riot Girl skin) for free? I 'liked' League of Legends on their Facebook page, then visited their redeem page, but there's nothing there to do. All it says is: ...
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When does the day start for League of Legends?

How does the 'First Win of the Day' IP bonus timer work? Does it reset at some specific time each day? Does the IP bonus gained vary depending on the game type; PvP vs. beginner bots vs. ...
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What is garena.com in relation to League of Legends?

I saw a link to this URL http://lol.garena.com/ The title says League of Legends Singapore, but the Riot LoL site doesn't appear to have any links? Is it a third party implementation of LoL or ...
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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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How do you quit during hero selection?

Yes, I know it gives me a 5-minute penalty before I can try to join another lobby, and that it's a horrible unsportsmanlike thing to do. But the only way I can figure out how to do it is to close the ...
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Night Hunter vs Invisible Enemies?

Further considering invisibility mechanics in League of Legends, Vayne's Night Hunter innate ability increases her move speed when moving toward an enemy. I'm pretty sure champions beyond the fog of ...
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List of champions by fastest move speed

I tend to find myself preferring champions with high mobility (Poppy, Evelynn, Singed etc) and I am interested in roaming. No point roaming with a slow champion. (I don't want a list of viable ...
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How do you enable windowed full-screen mode?

Windowed full-screen is preferable because it allows quick alt-tabbing without hiding the game display (which is nice with two monitors). How is the setting enabled?
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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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League of legends end of game stats

Does Riot offer any way to keep track of the end of game stats via an XML file or something similar? They show a score grid that keeps track of almost everything; gold earned, damage dealt, largest ...
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Does Time Bomb Reveal Invisible Allies?

I was thinking about Zilean's Time Bomb ability, and I started thinking about fun ways to use it. One such way would be to cast Time Bomb on an allied champion, while they're invisible. (Eve, Shaco, ...
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Do unique passive buffs from different items stack?

Many items have UNIQUE Passive: Some Description as a part of their description. I understand that UNIQUE implies that you cannot have 2 of the same item with the same effect. What I am not sure ...
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Which provides more mitigation — Dodge or Armor? [closed]

I finally hit level 20, meaning I can start buying nice shiny new runes. But one question I have only found discussion (but no numbers/calculations) about is the potential damage mitigation of dodge ...
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Can you increase Deceive's Critical Damage (Shaco)?

I am interested in playing Shaco but have a fundamental question. Does the critical damage from Shaco's Deceive ability benefit from Infinity Edge or +Crit Damage Runes? The reason I ask is his ...
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How cost effective is Recall

So this is a decision I often have to make, is it faster to run back to base or Recall? For those unaware recall is a 8 second cast time before instantly being transported back to base; thus we can ...
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Is there an IP penalty for surrendering?

It's the second time today that I have a teammate refuse to surrender because it "halves IP gained." I can find no source confirming this, so I doubt it is true but I thought I'd make sure.
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Neutral mob timings

What are the spawn timers on the various mobs on League of Legends? Initial spawn time Re-spawn times Variables (i.e; If you kill the Blue Golem and left one of his minions, does it affect the Blue ...
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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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Which tank to counter enemy picks?

I am trying to specialize in tank role and I bought and practiced almost all tanks (miss only Shen). At the moment, unfortunately, I'm low in ELO and it happens really often that I am the last player ...
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How does dodge work? [closed]

How does dodge work in League of Legends? Could it happen only if you are target of auto-attacking or also when enemy uses abilities like, for example, Ashe Volley?
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Spell vamp / Life steal and AD scaling abilities

What do AD scaling abilities scale on for leech effects? Take the following skill for example, it is pure AD scaling: Lee Sin Spell Summary Sonic Wave: Lee Sin projects a discordant wave ...
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Shen's Ki Strike Damage

Looking on the League of Legends wiki for Shen's Abilities, I was reading Ki Strike and not clear on the wording. Every 8 seconds, Shen's next attack deals 10 + (5 x level) + (+8% of his bonus ...
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Listing of Kill/Assist Rewards/Bonuses in LoL?

I'm trying to find a listing of information on how kills/assists are rewarded in League of Legends. For instance, you get a certain amount of money for a standard champion kill. What about for an ...
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How do I prevent my champion from attacking minions that are in range?

In my attempt to get better at last hitting, I have found my main difficulty is that when using ranged characters, they'll attack the minions if they're within range even without direction. I want to ...
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Are players listed by Elo on normal?

In Ranked game, it is my understanding that players are listed by Elo, with the highest Elo being the team captain and the lowest Elo being the last pick. Is the same logic applied to normal games? ...
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what is the meaning of circles near allied portraits in LoL

In the in-game gui, there is a circle near each allied portrait. I've seen it be either gray or green; what is the meaning of that circle? As far as I know, it's not saying whether the friend is ...