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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What does the AP Mid GP10 meta entail?

I've heard a lot of talk from high level players about AP Mids starting to build a GP10 setup and having a lot of success with it. TSM Mid player Reginald has even expressed how much he hates the "new ...
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Mechanics of Thornmail, Armor, Magic Resistance

The description of Thornmail says "On being hit by basic attacks, returns 30% of damage taken as magic damage." I'd like to know how the defender's armor and the attacker's magic resist affect that ...
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Counter jungling, how to do it, is it worth it?

Most teams on ranked games involve a jungler. It gives the team three advantages over non jungling teams: More team experience - a solo laner and a jungler will be a higher average level than two ...
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Does cooldown reduction work on champions' innate passive abilities?

Does cooldown reduction work on innate passives? For example, Le Blanc's Mirror Image, Garen's Perseverance or Anivia's Rebirth? If yes, on which passives does it work, and which does it not work?
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Do ranked games matter in the pre-season?

Currently, League of Legends is in between seasons but the ranked queue is still active. Does playing ranked games serve any purpose at the moment? Will it carry over directly into the next season or ...
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Does Sivir's Boomerang Blade do damage on its return if you die after activation?

I want to know if Sivir's Boomerang Blade does damage on its way back to you if you die when you throw it? Sometimes you die but want to do as much damage in team fights as possible before you fall. ...
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What champions can break out of suppression or use abilities while suppressed?

With the v1.0.0.111 patch notes it is mentioned that Tryndamere had a bug where he couldn't use his ult during suppression. This sounded weird to me since I was under the idea that suppression was a ...
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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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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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What is Nidalee's Javelin Toss damage cap?

Nidalee's Javelin Toss is an ability that deals increased damage the further you are from the enemy it hits at the time of contact. This ability is stated to deal 250% damage at maximum range, but ...
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Does Twin Shadows seek stealthed champions?

The new Season 3 item Twin Shadows has the following active: Unique Active: Hunt - Summons 2 invulnerable ghosts for 6 seconds to seek the two nearest enemy champions. If they touch an enemy ...
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What is “The Hunt Is On!” interaction between Rengar and Kha' Zix?

I've seen numerous mentions about the interaction of Rengar and Kha'Zix, but I have not seen any tested or official statements regarding it. From what I understand, it comes about when Rengar or Kha' ...
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How does Irelia counter Jayce?

Everyone says Irelia is a counter to Jayce but i've played the matchup 3 times, twice as Irelia, once as Jayce and everytime Jayce came out ahead easily. Yes, at level 6 Irelia on even gold can go ...
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Can Katarina's ultimate be stopped by roots?

When Katarina activates death lotus, can people like Morgana or Ryze or Maokai stop her channel?
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Do you avoid the damage if you kill a turret right before its missile hits you?

This has happened to me various times but its kinda fuzzy as I can't find anything official on it. Lets say you tank a turret with a teammate so you think you're gonna kill the turret in time before ...
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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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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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Can Pets' Attacks Crit?

Simply put, do pets have the chance to crit when they attack? If so, would the critical damage be improved by Infinity Edge if bought?
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Does exhausting a champion reduce the damage done by its pets?

For example: I'm playing as Mordekaiser and have a ghost of Graves, if I (Mordekaiser) get Exhausted, does that reduce my ghost's damage? Is it the same with Annie and Tibbers, or Yorick and his ...
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How long is a unit of distance?

I play the character called Tristana in League of Legend. Tristana have an ability called "BUSTER SHOT" (Tristana's ultimate). BUSTER SHOT: Tristana fires a massive cannonball at an enemy unit. ...
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What makes a strong lvl 1 team?

While playing some normal draft, it seems that the flavor of the month is to invade the enemies jungle. Depending on the team composition, we'll win, or we'll lose...but that makes me wonder: What ...
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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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Improving late game tactics

I've been playing LoL for about a month now, and I consider myself pretty decent. I'm level 20 with more wins than losses, and have been using mobafire's guides everytime I play. However late game ...
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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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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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Why does Talon counter mid champions?

In my ranked games, I often see people saying in champion select that Talon is such a great counter to [insert powerful mid champion here]. I don't particularly understand the rationale behind this. ...
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Move a strong early game into the endgame

Recently I've played a few games as jungle yi, and have had a fantastic time ganking and really building myself up with a very strong early game. By the 15-20 minute mark, I am much strong than anyone ...
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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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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 happens when everyone on a team disconnects or leaves in League of Legends?

I was playing League of Legend earlier today and someone disconnects from the game. We were actually in the lead before he disconnected but because it turned into a 4v5, we started to lose. Due to ...
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Why do almost all pro/high ELO Fizz players max E first and W last?

When I play Fizz, I usually max q and w first to maximize my damage output, and use E as an escape tool. If I max E first as a damage output tool, I usually feel insecure during the fight as my E is ...
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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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What are the differences between 5vs5 and 3vs3 in League of Legends?

I played League Of Legends for about 50 hours now, but I always played 5vs5 match. I am wondering now what are the differences, strategically speaking, in playing 3vs3 instead (on 3vs3 map of ...
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Which champions can jungle effectively in League of Legends? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the characteristics that a champion should have to jungle? Which champions can solo in the jungle and keep their levels up to those in lane? I know Warwick of ...
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How does ARAM random pick work?

Curious if ARAM random pick is based off your owned champions or all 100+ champions. Have only gotten a chance to play 1 game and it seemed like it was based off my own champions but half my team said ...
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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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Practically, can the meta be changed for the better?

Currently, the meta seems to be fairly set in stone. Sometimes I see pro teams in matches doing some interesting things, like having a support Sona that roams instead of staying bottom. Is the ...
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Till what level does a health pot out-heal ignite damage?

The question is pretty self-explanatory. Did someone do the math to know till what level the healing pot out-heals ignite? Assume that there is no other damage applied an no other healing applied. ...
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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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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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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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Does a hunter's machete increase damage from smite?

Smite deals 460+(lvlx30) damage to minions, pets and monsters. Hunter's Machete causes a champion to do +10% damage to monsters. Does a Hunter's Machete increase smite damage to monsters by 10%?
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How can I see when my first win of the day bonus is available?

I know that, on the game summary screen, I can see when my first win of the day bonus is available. Is there a way to see that countdown that doesn't involve playing an entire game?
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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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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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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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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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Tips for jungling on Twisted Treeline (TT - 3v3 map)?

There are several jungling tips/guides for Summoners Rift (SR - standard 5v5 map). Is it possible to jungle in 3v3 and what would be the differences to SR? If so how and which heroes are good for ...
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What are the differences between off-tank, bruiser and tanky DPS?

I don't really know the differences between the three roles. It is more damage in one than the others, more tanky, or is it the champ who makes the difference? I read this question about what ...
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How can I counter Thornmail?

Thornmail Unique: On being hit, returns 30% of damage, before any reductions such as armor, as magic damage. At least 15 damage must be received. As an AD Carry that relies in auto-attacks ...