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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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 ...
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What happens if you use Skarner's ultimate and then Flash?

Skarner's ultimate, Impale, allows him to basically grab an enemy and freely move around, dragging the enemy with him. But what happens if Skarner performs a Flash during this time? Similarly, I'm ...
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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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Can I choose the lane on which bots go when playing a LoL custom game?

When playing a League of Legends custom game, whatever the champions I may select in my team, I always end with: two bots going on the bottom lane one bot going on the middle lane one bot going on ...
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Is it possible to unlock more champions for bots in LoL custom games?

When I create a custom game in League of Legends and add bots, I can only select the following champions: Annie, Sivir, Soraka, Nasus, Malphite, Shen, Master Yi. Is there a way to unlock more ...
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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 ...