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 don't people smite the red buff?

When watching jungle guides on YouTube, people who start off with Krugs never seem to get the red buff smite bonus. Almost all of them do this. Krugs, use smite Red buff Raptors, use smite It ...
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How do I unlock the Captain Gangplank skin?

In the skin area for Gangplank, the Captain Gangplank skin is there, but unavailable. How do I unlock this skin?
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In general, what is the quickest path through the jungle?

Has anyone figured out the fastest jungle path in league of legends to get to every jungle monster? Including the enemies starting in your home base. Assume no items, abilities or summoners to help ...
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Requirements to get the summoner icon for Nemesis mode

In the release news for Nemesis draft mode, it is mentioned that we’ll be sending out a fancy summoner icon to all Nemesis Draft players who play the mode without quitting during champion select ...
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Zhonyas on Lee Sin?

I've recently watched a video of a guy playing LS (Gripex specifically) and there's a part where he has a Zhonya. I know it requires skill playing LS, so if handled properly: what are the pros/cons ...
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Bad lag when playing League of Legends?

I have had LoL for around 6 months, and for about 1 month my ping has been crazy and I have been having a problem where whenever I try to move my champ, or use an ability or spell or anything, it has ...
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Spell weaving mastery. What does it apply to?

Spell weaving mastery: Damaging an enemy champion with an auto-attack increases your spell damage by 1%, stacking up to 3 times (max 3% damage increase) What is defined as "spell damage" for ...
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Can you actually use Rod of Ages on League of Legends?

I've recently started playing League of Legends, and soon realized that when you buy Rod of Ages, a number at the bottom right increases as you kill somebody I guess, like on the example of the image ...
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Laning against Aatrox

So, the other day I found myself in top lane (as Riven) against the newest champion, Aatrox. And much to my annoyance, I lost lane pretty badly, with there being little I could do about it. The first ...
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Why do the minions suddenly get faster?

Sometimes, when I'm clearing minion waves and moving to the next tower, the minions suddenly run significantly faster out of nowhere, as if something sped them up. Only thing is, I have no sort of ...
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How many Krakens do you earn in black market brawlers?

For the new game mode Black Market Brawlers it says "You earn Krakens passively, as well as through kills, assists, taking objectives, and counter jungling". How many Krakens do you earn for : A ...
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What are the advantages of grouping/teamfighting in League of Legends?

I'm coming from Dota 2 background, and all I can see is that teamfighting seems to be ridiculously risky. If you win the fight it's great but if you lose it's pretty much over because there's no-one ...
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How does zed Q damage calculation work?

If i have a shadow on the ground and i throw a shuriken at an enemy champion, if the first shuriken passes through minnions (thus its damage is reduced) does the second shuriken deal 50% of the ...
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How do I watch a specific player's game? [duplicate]

I used to be able to look at the Top Challenger Players (as pointed too in the answer for this question), and click on them, but I got into Ranked and it doesn't work anymore). How do I watch a ...
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How long does a stack of the Spell Weaving mastery last?

I understand the mastery and how it works, but I can't find any mention of how long you have after an auto attack to get the effect on an ability.
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Who is the announcer in League of Legends?

I wonder, Who is the announcer of league of legends? I don't mean it's place in the storyline/lore (I don't think there's a lot to know there, it's not like the Team Fortress 2 announcer) What I ...
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how to recover in lane from a bad bot lane start

I play vayne as adc (silver, normal), so I already have a weak early game, but I do fine. Some games (more than I would like) the enemy gets a jump start with 2-3 even more kills ahead early. After ...
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What makes a champion another champion's counter-pick?

I've seen a lot of guides (and some main sources like LoLCounter) where you can see what champion you need to use to lane against a particular champion. I've also heard a million players say that "I ...
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My Launcher won't continue downloading after a period of time

I recently downloaded LoL and I've had some issues on the "step 2/2 updating league of legends" causing me to (still) not being able to get in. The KBPS keeps dropping to 0 and won't go back up, even ...
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Frame rate drops from 60 FPS to 1-10 FPS

I've been playing League of Legends for some time now on a desktop, it was fine, my FPS was consistent at around 59-60 FPS. However, since my desktop is currently under repair, I am using a laptop to ...
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How long is the temporary shielding in League of Legends?

I was recently promoted to Diamond V in League of Legends. I have heard that you are shielded from being demoted the first 10 games. However I was wondering how long the shield lasts, not in terms of ...
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What counters AP Kog'maw in mid?

I played a few games over the weekend and I kept seeing a bunch of AP Kog'maw players and they were giving me a really hard time in mid. What are some solid counter picks or strategies I could use ...
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It is possible to get tier demoted on season 5?

Is it possible to fall from Platinum to Gold and from Gold to Silver on season 5? Since in every season stuff like that change I would like to know. And if yes, how many games you need to lose in a ...
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Is it still possible to do double Nexus explosion on surrender in LoL?

Before update of Victory/Defeat animations, it was possible to trigger Nexus explosion animation twice - because of dropping it's health and because of surrender vote done in a small time window. Is ...
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How to best utilize Zz'Rot Portal and banner of command as a support

I tend to play squishy supports, right now mostly sorraka (yeah, not many seem to play her, but I've always been a healer at heart). I like banner of command, and am just now looking at zz'rot. ...
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Hybrid Damage Lux

I noticed that the reasons I like Lux in a team is because of all the utility. The stuns and slows can keep a highly mobile, high priority target (Zed, Akali, Yi) locked down enough for my allies to ...
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Can the enemy see if you're using a Red or Blue Trinket?

If I use a red or blue trinket, can the enemy see that? The reason why I'm asking is so then as jungler, I can check the usual ward spots and if it's not warded, then I can proceed to gank. But the ...
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Error getting free alistar and free tristana

I just create an account on youtube to get free alistar and an account on facebook to get free tristana. Alistar Error: I already subscribed but everytime I try to generate the code it appears: ...
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How to record League of Legends with OBS?

I know how to record with OBS, but when I try to record my League of Legends games, the video just turns black with only the mouse icon seen.
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What advantages are there to playing with a locked camera?

I just convinced one of my friends to start playing League, and he complained about the locked camera, which is enabled by default for new players. Since the general consensus online seems to ...
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Why does it seem like all the streamers are using colour-blind mode?

In the graphics settings, my colour-blind mode is switched off. As a result, my health bar is green. However, when I watch YouTube videos of streamers playing, almost all of their health bars are ...
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Can someone explain how do you stack Yasuo's E?

My friend told me you could stack his E, more dashes more damage? He also told me that after four dashes his shield instantly recovers. Is this true?
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How is the order of champion pick selected (draft pick)?

I know in ranked games, a characters elo determines the order of champion picks. In non-ranked draft pick, pre-arranged teams have priority. Does team size, elo, or anything else affect the order of ...
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With current team comps will armor usualy be prioritized?

I'm still learning LoL, though not a completely newb at this point. I play only support, mostly squishy ones, sorraka being the biggest one currently. Many guides will suggest "use these items for ...
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Why do ADCs always go for damage over armor?

Considering bot lane, it is customary for the ADC to build ONLY damage or armor pen while the support builds his gold income and sightstone. The idea behind this is for the ADC to be able to dish out ...
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How can I check the members of a ranked team?

I just received a ghost invitation to join a ranked team. Is there any way to see who are the members of that team?
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Is Evelyn viable somewhere else than in the jungle?

I main Eve jungle, and I play her ad bruiser. I was thinking about bringing Eve to the top lane in a Ad Bruiser style, or in mid lane in a Ap-Assassin style. Would it be viable? In what sitation ...
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Which of the 3 support items can earn you the most gold?

Currently there are 3 major support Items: the relic shield, the ancient coin and the spellthiefs edge. I usually use the coin or the shield, because i feel like it's the most secure gold income. ...
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When is it advisable to build sightstone on a jungler?

I'm a jungle main but I never build sight stone unless I'm on nunu. I do use sej, rek, gragas now and then, after watching lcs games I noticed all three champions had sighstone in their inventories a ...
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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 end custom game with 2 players

I was trying out some things with a friend in a custom game. There were just the 2 of us. Normally when I do it alone, I can exit the game, and then I can join a new game, since previous one ...
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How can I chat with friends while in a LoL match?

Is it possible to chat with people on my friendlist while I am playing a match? If so: how? I did not find any window or button for this yet.
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Pool Party Event Points

I was searching around but I didn't find any information about that. Is there any place where I can check the Pool Party Event Points I've already earn?
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All Free champions

So at the moment i know that we can get 5 free champions: Alistar with skin Unchained (Subscribe LoL on Youtube) Tristana with skin Riot Girl (Like LoL on Facebook) Garen with skin ...
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What AVG Creep Score Per Game should a Jungler have? [closed]

So as the title asks, what CS should a jungler have per game? What's the Diamond/Master/Challenger standard? Per game I'm getting around 100CS that is if all my laners always clear there lanes and ...
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What are the requirements to skip promotion games/Divisions?

I understand that in order to skip promotion games and divisions, you must be playing consistently at a higher level than your division suggests but, how high above your current league do you have to ...
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How are re-roll credits earned?

In the ARAM queue that arrived with the Freljord patch you can re-roll a champion you've been given by using a re-roll credit. How fast do you accrue these re-rolls? Is it based on number of games ...
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Can a summoner lose even more LP than zero?

If I'm not mistaken, you lose more lp after zero, only when you afk. I remember seeing someone have -3LP before. Can you lose even more LP than that? How much before reaching the limit (aka getting ...
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League of Legends RADS Error

Just recently, within the past 2 weeks, whenever I run the League of Legends launcher, the small splash screen pops up, stays up, and then is replaced by this window: Here are some of the fixes I've ...
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Which one is the best for Garen: Cinderhulk enchantment or Sunfire Cape?

Lately, I'm playing Garen a lot and I always play with the summoner spells Teleport and Flash. While playing Garen, I try to buy the Sunfire Cape as my 1st item. Should I give up from the Teleport ...