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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Are the winter map files still accessible?

Maybe some of you guys remember the winter map from league of legends that was released in 2012 or 2011 (and earlier, but that was an older model). Now I remember searching for special files when it ...
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Is there a such thing as a Hexa Kill?

If a player make a penta kill, and one player of the enemy team has revive and teleport, and he has been killed 1st in the team fight, after that, he uses his Summoner Spells to go back to the ...
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Is getting wolves early still viable?

I used to play Jungle Trundle all the time, and when they changed him to fit into the Freljord story line, I had no problems adapting because riot basically buffed him. But the recent change to the ...
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What is the advantage of buying elixirs?

Usually i see people buying elixirs when they already have 6 itens and want to spend the remaining gold. But in some games, i see players buying elixirs early in the game, around level 11 or 12. Is ...
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Do pets receive a sight benefit from their Parents' Oracle's Elixir?

Do Champions that make/obtain pets in game gain sight of stealthed champions or Wards vis a vis their pets if they have an Oracle's Elixir? Champions include: Maokai (seedlings) Annie (Tibbers) ...
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Does Awareness (mastery) increase the XP gained from Sage (mastery)?

I would like to know if the mastery Awareness increases the exp bonus gained by the mastery Sage. Although the experience gained isn't exactly a game-changing difference, I'm still curious.
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When is better to swap top and bot lanes?

I've seen a lot of games in the LCS and All-Star, and they sometimes changed bot and top lanes. When is this a good practice? What do you gain from doing this? Should I do this to avoid counters or ...
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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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How to effectively play against an Annie support?

Annie has very unfortunately become a fairly popular support. She has high base damage and can nuke with little to no problem with practically no AP items. This is very hard to deal with as an ADC. ...
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What defensive item should an adc get?

When i play as an adc i am usually Kog'Maw. My items are mercury treads, BotRK, Runaan's hurricane, BT and IE. My last item is usually defensive. However, I don't know which one to take. Mainly, I'm ...
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Upgrading the Greater Totem ward trinket

At level 9, you can upgrade Greater Totem to either Greater Vision Totem (1 pink, permanent) or Greater Stealth Totem (3 x 3 min wards). How should I decide the upgrade path to take, and as a ...
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What is the most cost effective armor value?

Armor is fairly important for tanks in league, as it lowers the physical damage they take from enemies. Armor absorbs a certain percentage of incoming damage to the champion, it is not on a 1:1 scale. ...
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What ways are there to interrupt things like Leonas E

I know that Leonas E can be interrupted by spells like Threshs E or Jannas Q and you see that quite often since they're more or less easy to hit. But how exactly does Leonas hitbox while she's in that ...
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Do I need an invite for tournaments?

Do I need to get invited to a tournament? I'm asking because I would like to play a tournament with my mates, but isn't it only the 'pros' WHO can play in tournaments?
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How do you counter Heimer mid?

Heimerdinger uses those turrets to have a lot of lane presence and those rockets seem to have infinite range. I play a lot of Annie, Veigar, and Gragas in mid, but heimer always seems to kick my ass. ...
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How can I effectively play Zed mid during the laning phase?

I seem to have trouble playing Zed mid lane without Death Mark. I've heard that Zed should use his 3 abilities as much as possible at level 3 to maximize his strong early game. If this is true, then ...
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How to avoid damage while jungling?

I've been jungling a lot recently, especially as Jarvan. On my first clear of the jungle I get really low health, often times preventing me from ganking. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? ...
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Can you drop Tiers in LoL Ranked?

... and if so, what criteria must you meet? I keep hearing conflicted info, like "Only through inactivity." "Only from challenger." "You can never drop Tiers." "Yes." Does anyone know ...
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Why don't we see more Veigar in League of Legends?

I recently watched Curse.NA defeat AL at the ggClassic. In my opinion it was Nyjacky playing Veigar who really made the difference. Once he got to "nuke status" with his DFG and just enough AP he ...
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What's Aatrox connection with Tryndamere?

Sometimes, when Aatrox meets Tryndamere, he says: "Tryndamere, my greatest creation" Why's that?
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Why do players always use smite as the killing blow?

This has been bugging me for a while. I've seen streams of high ELO junglers, and it seems like they always use smite as the killing blow on the jungle creeps. Why do they do that? I mean, damage is ...
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Can you drop tier? (Season 4) [duplicate]

This question has been already asked regarding Season 3, but if I recall correclty, Riot stated something in the lines of "You can drop tiers in Season 4". So I want to know if this is the case, now ...
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If I dodge champion select during unranked (evaluation stage), what happens?

My ranked stats suffer a reset and now I have to play 10 games in order to enter the league. Say I won one game (1/10 games played) Now that I'm unranked, what if I dodge the champion select stage ...
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When should I transition new champs from Bot games to Normals?

I have been trying out assassin mid's for a few days (since I want to play Yasuo without sucking too bad) and I'm wondering how much practice I should get under me before I try my hand at a normal? I ...
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2 rengar and 2 kha'zix

What would happen if there were example, in team #1, 1 kha'zix and 1 rengar and then in team #2, 1 kha'zix and 1 rengar. Would this mean that there would be 2 "the hunt is on"? Has anyone ever tried?
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How to close a League of Legends account?

i created a League of Legends account a long time ago and haven't used it since. Today i got an email about loosing my "Summoner Name". i think i'd prefer just closing (deleting) the account. How do i ...
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Why is map visibility so important?

I have noticed that a few different commentaries they say that the reason a team lost their match up was because they didn't have enough visibility of the map. Is it truly that important to see the ...
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Ranked duo queue elo gain/loss?

Finally convinced a friend of mine to start ranked, we've been doing duo queue and have gone 5/0. Before this I had played some 20 odd games, starting at ~1.1k elo with her. Because it's her first ...
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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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Do Leavers gain rewards?

First: I am not a leaver. Ok, To the question, and beyond ... When a player leaves a game for any reason (DC, Rage, etc), he got the *leave * flag (name is tagged red and he got leave in the match ...
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Why do people rush Sorcerer's Shoes on Mordekaiser?

I often see Mordekaisers rush Sorcerer's Shoes? Does it have something to do with his shield or do they need it just so they can survive the laning phase?
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Does Executioner work on spells?

Executioner is the last ability in the OFFENSE mastery tree. It states: Increases damage dealt by 6% to targets below 40% Health. Does this refer to attack damage only, spell damage only, or ...
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Are there any bonus for playing 4 v 5 games?

We all experienced games where a player leaves or goes AFK mid-game. It is always annoying when you lose a game even though you think you would have won. Do you get any compensation for playing a ...
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Where does Elise land when casting rappel?

Does she land behind the enemy champion, or perhaps always the closest distance to where she rappeled up?
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Whats with the spider helmet?

Master Yi and Jax both wear some kind of interesting looking multi-lense helms. What is their purpose? So Many EYES!!
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Is there a way to get the icons that are used in Summoner's Rift minimap?

I'm developing a webapp and it would be awesome if there's a way to find (or extract) the icons (i.e.: turrets, inhibitors, pings, champion circles, nexus, baron, etc.)
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How to react to jungle invasion? [closed]

Lets say that I properly warded the jungle entrances from river (Golem and Lizard), and I'm happy taking my buff. In the mid of the process, I spot the enemy jungler and... I get frozen... I don't ...
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Decision Making on early game jungling

I'm learning to jungling, but I'm bit confused about when: Continue the jungle routing Back to base to buy items Gank I know that I need rush my starting Jungle Item first (I'm playing now as ...
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Understanding last hitting and freezing a lane

Every champion is going to be different in the last-hitting department, depending on their auto attack speed and animation, their attack damage, if they're ranged or melee, ect. This much I know. ...
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What lane do assassins play on?

I've mostly played AD Carry on Bot lane and Offtank on Top lane, so I am unsure of where other certain types of champions should lane. This is what I know so far: Top: Offtanks Mid: AP Carries Bot: ...
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Does Syndra's Scatter the Weak damage scale with spheres?

Syndra's Scatter the Weak does a number of things that are a little hard to understand: (Active): Knocks enemies and Dark Spheres back, dealing magic damage to them and any enemies they collide ...
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Which are good / bad targets for ignite?

Sometimes ignite is situational - e.g., any champion that's almost dead and running away should be ignited. But other things being equal, some champions are particularly good / bad targets for ...
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Does Sivir's shield work against Draven's q?

I was wondering if the spell shield would shield against Draven's q, since it is an auto attack.
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What makes an effective 5v5 team composition in League of Legends?

I've been wondering which 5v5 team composition would be the best. The heroes can all be classified under various roles like AoE, Globals, Tanks, Heals, etc. What combinations of these roles lend to ...
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How to build Katarina?

Katarina I found is a very strong character in League of Legends that mops up the floor at the end of the battle destroying all of the survivors. Katarina has generally low cooldown and her passive is ...
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Creep Score vs. Kills/Assists

If I was going for gold farming, would I be more likely to get more gold from 1 or 2 minion waves or a champion kill/assist? I understand that killing champions is important for disrupting the enemy ...
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How can I survive when using squishy (weak) champions?

I sometimes play with somewhat squishy (weaker) champions, and usually I can survive however I die more than I'd like to admit. How can I survive longer/better? Usually I try to go in (behind ...
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What is the most important for league play? Also what is CS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: First thing to learn when beginning League of Legends What is the most important thing you should do or practice if you want to become a league of legends, League ...
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What's the reasoning behind sending a bruiser top-lane, AP middle-lane, ranged-AD + support bottom-lane and one player in the jungle?

Most teams follow this team composition. What are the reasons for it? For example, why don't you typically see AP top with bruisers in the middle or a ranged AD in top-lane?
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What are effective champions to use in a double AD comp?

Today, I started learning AD Kayle top lane, and became excited about double AD comps. However, I don't really know how to get the other roles to co-ordinate with it well. I know that a support Nunu ...