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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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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How does dodge work? [closed]

How does dodge work in League of Legends? Could it happen only if you are target of auto-attacking or also when enemy uses abilities like, for example, Ashe Volley?
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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 ...
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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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How can I send a message to all players in-game?

In League of Legends how do you send a message to all, for example, to say 'Good Game' and the rest
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How to prevent the Blue Golem resetting?

Everyone who played jungler should know the situation: Mid can't pull for whichever reason - for example on account of being Fizz - so someone else attacks once and runs away, you as jungler start ...
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How do I strategically use Promote?

Unlike the defensively inclined Fortify which it was designed to replace, Promote in Summoner's Rift is geared towards pushing. But I've found myself curious as to when it should be used. I've tried ...
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What does the option “Use Movement Prediction” do?

After messing around a little looking at the advanced options in League of Legends (now that I know how), I noticed this toggleable option: Use Movement Prediction I turned it on to see what it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can you silence summoner spells on league?

I was wondering if you could silence summoner spells cause it seems like you can but sometimes you can't.
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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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What are the characteristics that a champion should have to jungle?

In general, what characteristics should a jungling champion have?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Will my own items' active make my champion cancel my current spell?

Say I go Katarina and I have Deathfire Grasp, then I go all in, and after I start the ult I try to activate the item. Will my character have to cancel the spell to use the item? If I try to use it, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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, ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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.
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How to bring back the game in Dota 2?

In League of Legends if the early game is messed up and the enemy heroes are fed up, every additional kill costs less for them. Also killed heroes does not lose gold. This allows them to buy equipment ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...