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 is a “control jungler”?

I was playing with a Shyvana jungler earlier today. Our mid complained about not getting any jungle ganks, to which the Shyvana player replied, "Shyvana's a control jungler, she doesn't gank." I've ...
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Attack moving or Attack Canceling

I watch streams sometimes and i see the high elo Ranged AD move between each shot. Do they gain anything with this? And if so whats a good way to practice it.
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How can I interrupt channeled spells?

Is it possible to stop other players from channeling their ultimates; for example, Karthus' Requiem or Fiddlesticks' Crowstorm? Which champions have this ability?
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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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Does Anivia's Frostbite synergize with other Champions?

Frostbite deals double damage to champions "slowed by an ice effect." This seems to imply that any ice effect should work, but the forums seem divided on the matter. It obviously works with Anivia's ...
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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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Jungling on paper (Udyr)

I would like, if possible, to represent on paper (excel sheet is acceptable) a mathematical model that would help me determine if I can successfully jungle with a champion using a set of runes, ...
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What defines a hyper carry?

In League of Legendes, what defines a hyper carry? What the champions can fit the role and why it isn't used more frequently?
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What is the difference between a kill steal and good teamwork?

I'm just getting into the LoL scene, and I have really been enjoying myself. However, I'm noticing people are quick to call you a "ks'er" or "kill stealer" whenever you get a final blow on a champion. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Do champions go on sale in League of Legends?

I started playing League of Legends recently, and I was thinking of buying one of the champions with the IP I have so far (a bit more than 3k). My questions is: do the prices of champions change? If ...
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Dodging a Caitlyn's Ace in the Hole

Has anyone ever tried to flash behind the incoming projectile to dodge it? I haven't found anything related to this, maybe someone here knows if this is possible.
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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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What counts as combat for boots of mobility?

When out of combat for 5 seconds, Boots of Mobility grant +5 move speed. What counts as being in combat?
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What league of legends file(s) contain my settings?

I plan on uninstalling and reinstalling league to fix some un-relevant issues. However I do not feel like re-applying all my custom video\interface options. I also don't wish to remake my custom item ...
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How does Master Yi's ultimate interact with Viktor's Gravity Field?

Master Yi cannot be slowed while his Ultimate is active. Viktor's Gravity Field spell causes all units in its AOE to receive a stacking slow debuff and will stun any hero that receives 3 stacks of ...
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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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How are mastery points earned?

How are mastery points earned in League of Legends? I'm just starting out and not quite sure. Here is what I'm talking about in-case you're unclear:
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Rare/Promotional Skins

Is there a list somewhere of all skins that can be acquired through promotions or are given out rarely? I have looked online but cannot seem to find a full list. Example, PAX Sivir which can only be ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Does Time Bomb Reveal Invisible Allies?

I was thinking about Zilean's Time Bomb ability, and I started thinking about fun ways to use it. One such way would be to cast Time Bomb on an allied champion, while they're invisible. (Eve, Shaco, ...
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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 is a tier list and how do I have to look at it?

I often hear people talking about a "tier list" and I also kind of often read this term in guides or articles about League. I know that it has something to do with the viability of certain champions ...
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Which folder/file are “Item Sets” saved in?

"Item Sets" are a really big improvement on League of Legends client, but the data is saved on the local disk. I want to backup my file/folder, so I can (hopefully) transfer my builds to other PCs. ...
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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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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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Does cooldown reduction influence item abilities?

I'm asking if my cooldown reduction influences the cooldown time of my item's click abilities. Can someone explain me how it works?
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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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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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What is the objective for League of Legends? Are there Quests?

Been wanting to play but I don't know if its worth playing. What is the objective of the game?
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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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Is it viable to play Annie as a tank?

I started playing Annie lately and I just realized that Annie has everything that a tank needs: She has a decent defensive steroid which is almost permanent with 40% CDR She has almost spammable AOE ...
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How long is Vayne's tumble animation?

Vayne's Q; Tumble, is a short CD, short distance dash, that increases her damage for her next shot. How long is the animation, in seconds? The sub-question is, will Vayne hit a point when tumbling ...