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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Why does one side's minion wave push harder than the other side?

A little while back, I went into a custom game with a friend to 1v1. Essentially there were no rules and we could push whatever lane we want and to win we would kill the nexus as always. However to ...
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What's a constructive way to play 'in-house' games with more than 5 people?

A group of friends I play League of Legends with often has 6-8 people turn out so we can't just do a 5-man normal queue game. We've started doing ARAM to screw around and learn new characters, but ...
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Does Shurelya's Reverie work on dead or decoy champions?

Here are the different types of pseudo champions I was thinking of: Dead After Effects: Yorick's Ultimate Kog' Maw's Body after death (from passive) Duplication Effects: Leblanc's Decoy Shaco's ...
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Why do you get 50g for last hitting the nexus? [closed]

Several times now, I happen to be the one who last hits and finishes an enemy nexus. In these cases, I got 50g from doing so. I verified that I do not get that extra if I do not last hit the nexus. ...
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Is there an advantage to last-hitting a tower?

If I last hit a tower and destroy it, what rewards (if any) do I receive?
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Can Ahri's ultimate cause her Orb of Deception to trigger more than twice?

Ahri's Orb of Deception goes out linearly to hit the foe once as it flies out and once more when it comes back. Is it possible to use Ahri's ult to "flash" back and forth to essentially increase the ...
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Why can Sona speak in game?

I enjoy reading the lore behind the champions in League of Legends. Sona is a Champion I enjoy playing so I read her lore earlier. It seems she is mute: Sona has no memory of her true parents. As ...
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How to counter a champion with a long range/harass?

In League of Legends, the laning phase is all about juggling last hitting the minions and harassing the enemy champion to prevent them from last hitting the minions. What do you do in a scenario in ...
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Is there an after-cast delay in League of Legends?

Is there an after-cast delay in League of Legends? Specifically I think I've noticed it on Wukong. When I am using nimbus strike to harass, I want to use decoy immediately afterwards to try and ...
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Do Legendary skins ever go on sale?

In League of Legends, you can buy skins to supplement your champions to make them look awesome. A category for these skins include one called legendary skins. These skins rework how the champion ...
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Does Shen using his ultimate on a character in stealth show either?

I had a surprise visit from Shen when fighting against Shaco. Shaco used his Deceive to become stealth and then suddenly ninjas. I suddenly had a Shen taunting me while Shaco stabbed me to death. Did ...
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How does ignore affect interactions with team mates?

Sometimes I'm forced to ignore someone on my team for some reason. Can a player I've ignored still see my chat/pings? Can I see their mini-map pings?
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What makes a champion squishy?

I have gathered that squishy essentially means "easily killed", but I'm not sure how to judge a champion's squishy-ness. What factors go into being squishy?
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The Support's Duel: Sona vs. Alistar

So I just played a match. The thing is the person playing AD on bottom was completely underfarmed, and I and the jungler had to help them a lot. They said that the Alistar they were laning against was ...
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Do passive auras like Sona's grant assists?

If Sona grants an aura to an ally that gets a kill, will this count as an assist? I'm assuming she hasn't changed her auras during the fight. Do items that grant auras act the same way?
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What happens if the target of Nautilus's ult teleports?

Nautilus's ultimate, Depth Charge, seeks out opponents and pops up everything en route, and finally pops up the target when it reaches him. What happens if the target teleports just as Depth Charge is ...
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How can I see IP income from participating in league of legends tribunal?

Is there any place where I can see how much IP I got from tribunal participation
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Does League of Legends track Co-op vs. AI?

In League of Legends when you play "Co-op vs. Al" do your minion and Champion kills get added to your overall total on your profile?
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Do traps improve when you level the ability after you place them?

For example, if I place a Yordle Snap Trap and then put a point into that ability, will the placed snap trap benefit from the higher level when it is activated?
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Does Sivir's ricochet trigger her passive?

Sivir's passive, Fleet of Foot, gives her a bonus 50 movement speed if she auto-attacks a champion. If she uses Ricochet to hit a champion, will it trigger her passive? Or does nothing happen, since ...
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Can I see the result of my Tribunal judgements?

How can I see the result of my League of Legends Tribunal judgement? I want to know if I should be judging slightly harsher or much more harshly so my views align with the "community", so I get more ...
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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 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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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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Should Alistar be getting kills?

Alistar is one of my main champs, but I notice that I almost never kill anyone with him. Just one or two by luck, so I normally build myself as tank. Is there any build or anything that can help me? ...
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Why does Zilean hate armored bears (Volibear)?

When I play as Volibear and at the other team has a Zilean, both champs get a buff. Volibear gets: Chronokeeper Hater: "Not even Zilean could keep an armored bear out of the League of Legends". ...
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When should you start pushing?

At what point do you want to start pushing instead of just last hitting? Is there a reason to do it at all after any towers are down?
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Can Ionic Spark proc more than once with area on-hit attacks?

I specifically refer to Twitch's Spray and Pray, and Shyvana's Twin Bite while in Dragon Form. These both apply on-hit effects to everything caught in them, which had already been a source of ...
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Why doesn't Vlad's Tides of Blood proc spell vamp?

While playing Vlad today, I noticed "Tides of Blood" doesn't proc spell vamp. The ability does magic damage; why doesn't it absorb health? Edit: I was playing a bot game with around 600 AP, a Spirit ...
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How do you finish a stalemating game?

I just lost my second game where the teams were fairly even, all the enemy turrets were down, but we lose a team fight and just get rolled while we're waiting ~70 seconds to respawn. When we kill all ...
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How do you unlock more Summoner Icons?

The Summoner Icon popup says that you can unlock special icons via accomplishing achievements in the game. As far as I can tell, I've never unlocked a new Summoner Icon, or at least have never ...
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When should I pick Surge, and when Promote, in Dominon?

Often, when playing supports in Dominion, like Lux or Janna, I like picking Ghost, then a spell that will help the team (directly or indirectly) as opposed to just me. In many guides I have read, ...
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Why do people do the Doran's Blade stacking?

Why do people buy this item over and over? I usually play as AP Nuker or CC, and so I have no use for it, but in the last game I played Caitlyn. I got one Doran's Blade at the beginning, just to get ...
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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 counter Tryndamere?

Welcome to League of Legends question of injustice, featuring Tryndamere, the bosses favorite. Recently, and more than once, the random team I was playing with got owned by a less skilled, opposing ...
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What all does Spirit Visage's healing bonus affect?

I have been rather unsure about this for a while. It clearly boosts the healing you do to yourself from abilities and Spellvamp/Lifesteal, but does it affect things like the Force of Natures percent ...
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Should I kill the little or big jungle minions first?

When jungling in League of Legends, you could kill the little minions first, so their damage goes away, but then the big guy is beating on you longer, or you can kill the big guy (presumably the ...
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Can you leave your base without being spotted in Dominion?

If you play Dominion a few times, you'll spot narrow strips of "fog of war" that lead from your base's ramps towards the center of the map. Are they wide enough that you can travel along them to reach ...
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Optimizing skillset order for Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks has a nice set of skills - a decent length disable, a bouncing silence, and the potent life drain channel. They're all very nice to have... which has caused me great trouble in figuring ...
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Precisely how does Rammus's movespeed boost (powerball) work?

Rammus goes faster during Powerball. Unlike almost every other ability in the game, the tooltip for Powerball doesn't specify how much of a speed increase Rammus receives. Mobafire, Leaguecraft, and ...
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How do I strategically use Promote?

Unlike the defensively inclined Fortify which it was designed to replace, Promote in Summoner's Rift is geared towards pushing. But I've found myself curious as to when it should be used. I've tried ...
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What does the peer to peer option do?

What does the P2P option in LoL do exactly? Is it only used for patching/updating or is it also used for sharing match bandwidth to take a few bits of load off of Riots servers? Is P2P sharing ...
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How much should we spend on wards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for warding in League of Legends? I have recently started playing support. So far I am doing pretty well supporting but I have trouble with one thing. How much gold ...
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What is the difference between a “carry” and a “fighter”?

I have been rather confused about this for a while, mainly when someone says they will play their Champion as a carry when the Champion is not classified as one. So, I suppose I am also wondering the ...
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How can I play Talon effectively?

I'm struggling to play Talon effectively. I'm looking for specific information on how to: Lane properly When to engage in a fight What item build orders are most effective Any specific ...
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Where do Yordles come from?

I'm interested in learning more about where Tristana, Teemo, Rumble and the rest of the Yordles come from. What is the name of their home city and where can I find out more about it?
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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 ...