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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

8
votes
1answer
2k views

League of Legends: Dominion center map buff (Storm Shield)

I played Dominion yesterday for the first time, and I noticed that in the center of map there are two buffs (a flashing icon on the mini-map), one for each team. What are the bonuses granted by these ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

League of legends end of game stats

Does Riot offer any way to keep track of the end of game stats via an XML file or something similar? They show a score grid that keeps track of almost everything; gold earned, damage dealt, largest ...
8
votes
1answer
468 views

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, ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

Does the Captain Enchantment Tier 2 Boots Stack?

In the Preseason 3 Patch Notes, it says, Enchantment - Captain: Allied champions moving towards you gain a movement speed boost. Additionally, nearby allied minions gain a large movement speed ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Spell vamp / Life steal and AD scaling abilities

What do AD scaling abilities scale on for leech effects? Take the following skill for example, it is pure AD scaling: Lee Sin Spell Summary Sonic Wave: Lee Sin projects a discordant wave ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

How to take a screen shot of the loading screen

I've noticed a lot of people posting images showing the "Loading Screen" before a match, where all 10 players are placed. However pressing F12 doesn't save a screenshot. How do people take a ...
8
votes
1answer
507 views

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?
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Does Rylai's Crystal Scepter trigger on Teemo's Toxic Shot?

In League of Legends if I had a Rylai's Crystal Scepter (which has slow on spell hits as its passive) and I autoattack as Teemo, who has a magic DoT poison on hit, would it apply the passive slow from ...
8
votes
5answers
359 views

What is the Gray Order?

I've read Annie's lore and it says she's from the Gray Order. What is that? Are there any other champions from the Gray Order, or any place I can read more about the Order?
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Are shields subject to armor/magic resist damage reductions?

I was playing Shen the other night and thoroughly enjoying it, but it seemed like a few times I cast my ultimate, the shield was just ripped apart in no time flat. I was usually using it on carries ...
8
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
8
votes
6answers
3k views

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?
8
votes
6answers
704 views

What are the characteristics that a champion should have to jungle?

In general, what characteristics should a jungling champion have?
8
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
582 views

Does Skarner's ult override Janna's?

If a Skarner grabs an enemy and runs to the center of an allied Janna ult (which usually pushes enemies away), will it cancel Skarner's ult and push the enemy away or will Skarner still have a solid ...
8
votes
4answers
8k views

How does ELO Decay work in League of Legends?

I get different answers from different sources and really just want all the rules of ELO Decay with 100% accuracy. These are the the things I need covered. How long (to the day) without playing a ...
8
votes
10answers
1k views

When do you start buying wards, and when do you stop?

I just recently started playing ranked, and a lot of people keep on telling me to buy wards. What's a good time to start buying wards, and at what point of the game do you stop buying wards?
8
votes
3answers
323 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
590 views

How do all of the damage reducing methods interact with each other in League of Legends?

I've been thinking of spicing up my Rammus play with some variance, and one thing I've been looking at is the armor Leviathan, which grants health in a snowball fashion. At max stacks, it reduces ...
8
votes
2answers
769 views

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 ...
8
votes
5answers
2k views

When does building armor pen. become more cost-effective than building attack damage?

I'm looking for hard math, not educated guesses. Some things I've been looking at: At what enemy armor level is it more cost effective to build Last Whisper over Black Cleaver? At what enemy armor ...
8
votes
1answer
177 views

Does buffing grant you Turret assists?

Yes we all know that Attacking a turret will grant you extra gold when it dies. Now my question is a bit weird: What happens if you don't deal any direct damage to a turret but you buff an allied ...
7
votes
2answers
11k views

Which champions are viable for support (healing, buffing, aid help)?

Which champtions are viable for support in terms of healing, buffing and aid help in League of Legends nowadays? I mean, is Sona good for help? Can we count Soraka and why? Is Taric a tank, or a good ...
7
votes
5answers
13k views

How can spectator mode be misused in League of Legends even with the 3 minute delay?

Recently, League of Legends launched spectator mode. It made it possible for anyone to spectate a game going on with a delay of 3 minutes. Is it possible to still cheat/misuse spectator mode? ...
7
votes
7answers
758 views

What could Executioner's Calling be used for?

I know Executioner's Calling reduces HP regeneration and healing, but who would this actually counter except for Dr. Mundo? I've seen this item built once even when I play Dr. Mundo pretty often. Can ...
7
votes
7answers
7k views

Can a Champion jungle effectively without Smite?

Is it worth it for any champion to try to jungle effectively without Smite? In what situation would it be more advantageous to jungle without Smite? Is Smite a must-have summoner spell for all ...
7
votes
4answers
10k views

How to play Mid Lane as Akali agaist Morgana?

I really like to play Akali and always try to go for the mid lane, because many people underrate Akali there and get easily killed by me. I can handle mid lane agaist most champions except Morgana, ...
7
votes
3answers
4k views

How should I use Janna's ultimate?

Janna's Monsoon is not that big of a heal, and if used poorly it can be a bad thing. How should it be used in team fights?
7
votes
5answers
2k views

What are the roles of supports in team fights?

I know the support in lane are used as sustain for the ad carry, but what role do the offer in the later game in team fights?
7
votes
1answer
714 views

Does triggering Guardian Angel reset Darius' Ult?

Everybody knows that if you kill an enemy champion with Daruis' ultimate, the cooldown will be reset and you would have another 12 seconds (I think) to dunk some more Teemos and (fill in your most ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Does Irelia's passive stack with Mercury's Treads?

I am starting to play a lot of top laners to get ready for my team when I stumbled upon Irelia. I just want to know if Mercury's Treads stack with her passive.
7
votes
2answers
6k views

What is the difference between League of Legend skins and themes?

Recently a new Ezreal "theme" came out called Pulsefire Ezreal. As far as I know, it just looks like another legendary skin but it's put in its own category as a theme. What functional difference are ...
7
votes
6answers
21k views

Is it possible to manually cancel Shen's ult?

Say I ulted someone as Shen and for whatever reason needed to not teleport (only want the shield for a teamfight where I'm already there, if ult into a fight where I know I'll die, etc) Is there a way ...
7
votes
5answers
5k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

How do quests work in League of Legends Dominion matches?

During Dominion matches (new League of Legends mode) it happens to read a message that a new quest is available, but I didn't understand really what my team should do to accomplish it. Can you ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

How to lead a team to victory?

You know the scenario: Your team has done well early game, leading in kills by a wide margin, but now that we're in late game and that a few turrets have fallen from each side, your team is falling ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

Is there any way to see / reveal Akali in her Twilight Shroud?

I laned against an Akali recently who used her Twilight Shroud very effectively to keep me from targeting her. Is there any way to reveal or see her if she's not attacking?
7
votes
3answers
2k views

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. ...
7
votes
2answers
472 views

Is it possible to be matched up with a member of your ignore list?

If you ignore somebody, are they still viable possibilities to be a future teammate?
7
votes
3answers
1k views

What is the right time to gank?

You know the situation: your are doing quite well solo mid with yourself racking up the minion kills, but bottom lane is getting really destroyed and top lane is not doing so well too. You cannot ...
7
votes
3answers
5k views

How do you counter Mordekaiser?

Mordekaiser seems to be a character that pick-up groups tend to have trouble countering, if the Morde player knows what he is doing. Iron Man allows an armor-heavy Morde to absorb a lot of punishment ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I pause in League of Legends

A few days ago my internet started to bug arond when I was playing LoL, causing disconnects etc. Now since I wanna participate in a small online tournament I wanted to know how to use the Pause ...
7
votes
3answers
834 views

Does Kha'zix's stealth work vs. towers?

Normally all my expertise in the mechanics of LoL would discount this as NO before it even began as a question. However my friend claims MULTIPLE instances of activating his stealth as Kha'zix WHILE ...
7
votes
2answers
29k views

How do you enable windowed full-screen mode?

Windowed full-screen is preferable because it allows quick alt-tabbing without hiding the game display (which is nice with two monitors). How is the setting enabled?
7
votes
1answer
240 views

Do placed units increase in damage when you level up the ability?

For spells like Heimerdinger's turret and Shaco's boxes, say I place the unit then level up the ability. Do the existing placed units increase in damage, or does the ability level up only apply to ...
7
votes
4answers
535 views

Can I black list other players?

Is there a way to put someone in a black list, so they can't play with you again ?
7
votes
4answers
24k views

What is the purpose of a Smurf account in League of Legends? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Smurfing in online games? I understand that a Smurf account is a less-used account owned by a player with a much better account, but I don't understand why you'd ...
7
votes
4answers
23k views

What is the maximum Summoner level in League of Legends?

I just wanted to know what the max level you can get your profile up to. I'm a new player and I have no idea what it is.
7
votes
6answers
5k views

Is it possible to damage or target Fiora during her ultimate?

When Fiora uses her ultimate what is the correct response, assuming there is no tower nearby? According to the champion spotlight the best course of action is to run toward the tower to cause her to ...
7
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...