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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Where does the game League of Legends take place?

World of Warcraft = Azeroth Heroes of Newerth = Newerth Where does League of Legends play out? In lore, what is this place called?
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What do the colors around runes mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the “halo” under all my runes? What does the color surrounding a rune signify on a rune page? I've noticed a red color surrounding some marks and ...
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Do promoted siege-minions intercept champion-targeted projectiles?

Some projectiles that target champions can be intercepted by his allies to safe the target, e.g. Caitlyns Ace in the Hole and Ashes Enchanted Crystal Arrow. From my understanding normal minions are ...
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Are cast-animations on stealthed allies visible to enemies?

I recently played as Sona together with Twitch on bottom lane and that question came up: If my Twitch ally is stealthed and I cast one of my abilities which affects him, can the enemy team see where ...
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League of Legends won't open. I get an error that refers to a PVP.net Patcher Kernel. How do I fix it?

When I try to open League of Legends in Windows 7 I am notified that PVP.net Patcher Kernel has stopped working and that Windows hasn't found a solution, what should I do?
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What runes can I use to maximize Tristana's early game?

I'm playing Tristana and in addition to my W (jump) and E (DoT), I want AD runes to rule like hell on start. I've tried: Armor Penetration Marks and Quints, scaling HP/lvl Seals (yellow), and ...
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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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Can I adjust my League of Legends advanced settings without being in a game?

As far as I can tell, there's no way to adjust my keybinds or options like screen resolution and the like without actually being in a game. The options screen that you get from opening the launcher ...
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Can I customize the League of Legends UI?

Is there anyway to customise the UI in LoL to make it easier for you, like where your target's name plate is, where the kill feeds appear, or where your abilities bar is? Or is it possible to have ...
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How much gold do you receive for minion kills over the course of a game?

How much gold do you receive for kills for each type of minion (range/melee/anti-turret) and how does this amount scale throughout the game? Also, if someone knows, how do I max money from creeps?
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How do I ward properly in League of Legends?

I tend to like to play a support champion. Since I'm slowly making my way to mid and high level play its getting more important to get good wards up because ganks become more common. I am therefore ...
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Countering Shyvana as a ranged

Ooof, Shyvana seems to be a bit overpowered compared to the rest of the champions. Or, at least if you believe the complaints from all opposing players anyway :D Typically I play a ranged character, ...
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What effect do neutral buffs have in League of Legends?

I know it is desired to get the blue buff for Ability Power (AP)-base champions and the red buff for Attack Damage (AD)-base champions and baron buff is good for everybody. I think blue buff at least ...
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Which champions are suited to League of Legends Dominion Map (and which should be avoided)?

I'm not regularly playing League of Legends as a pre-made team and was wondering which champions are more suited to playing the Dominion map. Obviously it depends a bit on what other champions have ...
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How do you view your unranked ELO rating?

A couple posts I've found on the LoL forums suggest looking in some "air" directory under your profile's logs, but I have no idea where this is. How can I find my ELO ratings in League of Legends?
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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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Farming in League of Legends

What is the maximum number of minions one can kill at the 5, 10 and 15 minute mark? What are some good goals on number of minions killed to aim for based on level of harass?
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How to get Riot points for South American players in LoL?

Which are the methods for paying in LoL, if I live in South America?
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What is the “halo” under all my runes?

On my rune pages each seems to have a halo under it, but occasionally with a different color from that of the mark/seal/glyph it's in. What does it mean?
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How do I maximize my IP boost?

Because League of Legends was voted lord of the flies or something, all its saprophytic users have apparently been given a 10-win IP boost. How does the IP boost work? How can I get the best use out ...
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How do you counter multi-tank teams in Dominion?

In Dominion, characters that can just stick around towers and toss ranged attacks but still have a fair bit of defense (Kayle, Galio) seem to be able to indefinitely buy time against 2 or even 3 ...
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Which summoner spells are locked by Skarner's ultimate?

Skarner's ultimate prevents auto-attacks, casting E, and flash, but permits casting Q, W, and Exhaust. So some summoner spells are permitted during Skarner's ult, and others are forbidden. Which are ...
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Is there a way to display (enemy) champion basic information while in a match?

Because I am still relatively new to League of Legends I don't know all the champions names and their abilities only by their portrait. Because I mostly play normal matches where champions are picked ...
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Is it possible to gain summoner XP while afk?

My summoner is still on a low level (10 currently) and I want to reach Level 20 as fast as possible to be able to buy tier 3 runes. I wonder if it would work to create a custom game with only bots and ...
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What do those abbreviations mean in League of Legends?

I'm quite new to League of Legends (LoL) but try to improve through reading guides. All too often I stumble upon abbreviations I am not sure what they mean. Some of those are: AD AP ArPen AS bot ...
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Why is Akali supposed to be overpowered in Dominion?

I've been playing some draft mode dominion games, and it turns out that almost always the same champions get banned. I know that Rammus gets banned because of his tank abilities and high speed. Now I ...
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Is it possible to change “recommended Items”?

I recognized some items which are listed as recommended in the shop menu are pretty useless for certain champion builds and it is better to get some other instead. Because I am pretty new to LoL I ...
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Do I go faster as Xerath if I spam Locus of Power?

Xerath's Locus of Power provides a speed buff for a short time after ending its effect, but it also takes a second or two to activate. Do you make up for the distance that you could have run while ...
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Countering tanks/assassins as a ranged character

I have been playing LoL mostly as ranged (Annie and Heimerdinger), and if the other team happens to stack a couple of tanks/assassins, then I basically get slaughtered if I go after any critical ...
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Why are Armor Penetration runes considered much stronger than atk speed runes?

In lots of forums, ArPen runes are considered the best marks (along with Insight) and AS runes are referred as "do not buy runes". I'm not quite sure why. 9 Tier 3 ArPen runes comes to 11.61 ArPen. ...
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How can I chat with friends while in a LoL match?

Is it possible to chat with people on my friendlist while I am playing a match? If so: how? I did not find any window or button for this yet.
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What Champions are freely available, and how can I get them?

My friends and I are started getting into League of Legends. I am enjoying myself enough that I'm considering unlocking a Champion or two. However, I noticed that some Champions are available online ...
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Is it faster to run straight to the windmill or to grab the speed buff first?

Is it faster to run from spawn to the windmill, or to run to the speed boost and then the windmill? http://dominion.leagueoflegends.com/overview-dominion
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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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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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League of Legends: How do blind effects work?

How do blind effects such as Teemo's blinding dart and Heimer's grenade work in League of Legends? For example, does it work against an enhanced auto-attack such as Nasus' siphoning strike?
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Does the intermediate AI cheat?

Does the intermediate (or beginner for that matter) AI in League of Legends 'cheat' and get more gold than normal? I just finished a game where team meat popsicle was up 47 kills (and 60 assists) to ...
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Does Spell Vamp affect magic damage procs from items?

I've been pondering how best to build Ezreal in the new Dominion mode, and it's gotten me wondering: Are Magic Damage procs, like from Wit's End and Madred's / Kitae's Bloodrazor affected by the ...
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How are recommended champions determined?

Looking at my profile page and the list of Champions, I can see that I can sort them by several characteristics, including pusher, ranged, etc. However, they also have the option to sort them by ...
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How long do defend quests last?

I played a round of Dominion last night and noticed two quests that came up for our team. One of them was for capturing a point, and the other was for defending another point. Our team wasn't doing ...
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How do quests work in League of Legends Dominion matches?

During Dominion matches (new League of Legends mode) it happens to read a message that a new quest is available, but I didn't understand really what my team should do to accomplish it. Can you ...
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How do you deal damage to your opponent's nexus in Dominion?

I know that you damage the opponent's nexus by controlling more capture points than they do. And I think I recall from the one game I played last night that there were other actions that did this as ...
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League of Legends: Dominion center map buff (Storm Shield)

I played Dominion yesterday for the first time, and I noticed that in the center of map there are two buffs (a flashing icon on the mini-map), one for each team. What are the bonuses granted by these ...
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What actions earn points in Dominion?

So League of Legends currently has its new Dominion game mode open sporadically for testing, and I've been checking it out. It's pretty neat; one of the biggest changes from the traditional MOBA-style ...
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How many free rune pages do you start with?

I know that you can buy more rune pages in the store for 6300IP each. I have a friend who was awarded Rammus and Corki for free, probably due to some glitch that thought he was signed up for his ...
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How much IP do you get for winning & losing games in the various modes/maps?

My understanding is that you get a base number of Influence Points (IP) for losing each game and a little more for winning a game. In addition, the amount of time a games goes on seems to factor into ...
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What does “Loss Forgiven” mean on the match history?

I was going through my match history in League of Legends after losing a few in a row to see how long it's been since I've won a game, and I saw this: The game was a few days ago and I ...
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Does the rest of the party get buffed if one of their teammates disconnects?

I was playing League of Legends and encountered my first instance of a teammate disconnecting and leaving the game (rather than a temporary disconnect). After I got over the momentary dread of being ...
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How does negative armour / magic resistance work?

What happens to your damage when you are giving your opponents negative magic resist / armour? For example I am playing Fiddlesticks and I have: Passive (-10mres) Abyssal Scepter (-20 mres) ...
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What are the conditions and effects of grabbing a suppressed enemy?

Inspired by this question: What happens if you use Skarner's ultimate and then Flash? we can ask what does happen when an ally grabs a pulled-by-skarner enemy? Does it cancel Skarner's ultimate ...