League of Legends Tips & Tricks !

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forcehh

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27-05-2010

Welcome to my League of Legends tips thread!
First of i'd like to say that i've made these tips to help beginning players, understanding the game a bit quicker, and also give them some insights in the game ! Also be sure to read this guide : http://eu.leagueoflegends.com/board/...read.php?t=219
wich this is (i hope) an addition for.
I hope i've made it easy to read, and correct. So if you find any grave mistakes, do not hesitate to correct me !

Also, please enjoy the little story that is below a new "chapter" in this tips & tricks thread !

The League of Legends beginners tips.

1. Understanding the terrain.

When you enter the battlefields of LoL, you will find yourself in a totaly new world. How quick can you addapt?
A strange noise in the bushes... "somebody there ?"
You quietly walk toward the bushes, hoping to find nothing. The closer you come, the faster your heart begins to beat.
And suddently, out of nowhere, the bushes begin to move, asif something is closing in fast on your location. You try to run as fast as you can,
but a stunn spell has already rooted your feet into the ground...


This, will be the easiest step for you. Understand the terrain around you !
There are a few easy tricks in using the terrain for your advantage.

  • Bushes : Once you enter the bushes, enemies cannot see you, unless they are also in the bushes.
  • Sounds : You can hear if somebody goes stealth, even if they are in the bushes
  • Minions: Minions are little creatures that help you get closer to the enemy's. Hide behind them, so no harmfull spells can touch you. (for more info about minions you can click here : http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Minion)
  • Turrets: Turrets fire upon enemies, and enemy minions. Good to know : The turret will only switch his target to the enemy champions when he deals damage to you or an allied champion, not when you attack him.
    when you attack the enemy, the turret will start to fire on the enemy also ! Also turrets can temporarily make stealthed enemies visable, and will also shoot them if they are in-range.

2. Understanding your champion
  • Types of champions
  • Skills & spells

Types of champions

... from the bushes, you can see a big wolf closing in on you. In his eyes nothing but bloodlust, and the ability to steal your life, bit by bit.
Behind the wolf, you see a girl, at first you want to scream to her that she has to run, untill she takes a few steps closer, and you can see the same bloodlust
in her eyes. The bloodlust that they both obtain, one with claws, the other with a bow. "run ****it, RUN !" is all you can think off...


In league of Legends there are some differences between the champions you can choose from.
Again, i strongly advise, if you play with a new champ, you are not familiar with, play a few practise games to get to know your champ, and his abilities and items a bit better !

There are 50+ champions to choose from, and every week a new rotation of free to choose champions will arise, giving you the opportunity to find the champion that's best suited for you, and your playing style !
  • Tank : You are the bravest of all champions. You will take the dammage for your team, fearing no fight and never turning back.
  • fighter : You are the most reliable of all champions. You will think before you act, and you will always help out your team. Having great wits and nice dammage will make you a hero !
  • mage : You are by far the smartest of all champions. Cause you dont have enourmous amounts of life, you've become a master in dammage, and stealth. from the shadows you will rise and baffle your opponents with your enourmous dammage !
  • support : You are the most respected of all champions. Not in the frontline, but most certainly reliable. You can heal your teammates, leaving them thankfull for the rest of their lives, that you managed to save !


Skills & Spells

...You can feel the blood rushing trough your vains, and after what feels like an eternity, you can feel your feet again, and run, run like you've never done before !
Behind you, you can still see the fearsome creatures, feel their anger and taste their bloodlust. In a flash the wolf manages to stand next to you, and claws like a madman in your face.
Somehow you managed to keep standing and keep running, a strange yellow circle has appeared around you, and makes you feel alive, stronger. But you keep running, cause from out the shadows you can see more lights, more spectacular then you've ever seen...


In the beginning you can chose 2 spells for your champion. You have alot of helpfull spells. Some will get you fast into the battlefield, while others are used to get out it fast.
Also you can use your spells to quickly refill your mana or HP. Be aware of the items you are going to buy, and with what strategy your going to play, and these spells can save your life many times !

Now it get's a bit trickier !
As you have noticed, every champion has its own set of skills. Some more dangerous then the others.
Before you take a champion, read trough the skills. Alot of champions (like kennen, twitch,...) have skills, that when you combine them with other skills, will do alot more dammage.
Practise with the order of your skills first, before you enter the arena to fight for your life !

Also, it could be wise to read the skills of other champions. This way you know what another champion can do, and you can act accordingly !


Understanding the items


You turn around and gather all your braveness. "its time". When you look behind you, you can see a character wich you know helped you. Infront of you, you can see a fight, so cruel, so breathtaking..
You pick-up your pistols and walk towards the battle of a century. No fear, nothing. Every feeling of fear is gone, the moment you picked up your guns. Their bloodlust, their scary eyes..
They are nothing compared to yours...


As you might have noticed, when you enter the game you will have a few good items already picked out for you.
Read trough them, and you will notice a simularity. They are attributes to make your champions strong points, even stronger.
Search items that combine the strongest points of your champion, and your playstyle !
After a few matches you will start developing your own playstyle and your own kind of item-buying.
Cause the standard items are good, but not great, and certainly not in the correct order !

There are alot of great players who think daily about getting just that little bit extra, the perfect combo, the perfect items.



usefull links & strategies


...You shoot your guns on every enemy you can see, at first they act asif it didnt even touch them, and they come closer while shooting dangerous spells towards you.
But you dont give up ! After dodging a dangerously close spell on your right, you've decided it has gone far enough. You take your pistols and shoot them in the air to signal your ship.
An enourmous bombardement starts raining down on your enemies. Quickly you defend your allies, and shoot the last few standing enemies.

This is the start, of an all-out war.


Basic strategies :
A strategy for a 5v5 game, will be : A ranged champion goes midlane. (the advantage of not having to share your xp with another champion will mean you will lvl faster then the champions on the other lanes. Giving you an advantage. But lookout for your enemy on midlane !)
In the other lanes (top lane, and bot(tom) lane) 2 champions will go side by side.

The last and ever so important tip : If you are new, remember : It's better not to die, then to try your hardest to kill, and not succeed.
Play defensive, stay behind others, play practise games till you feel certain enough you can read the movement of other champions, and till you understand the basic strategies !



I hope this has given you some basic tips/tricks on how to master League of Legends as soon as possible !!


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Turrets: Turrets fire upon enemies, and enemy minions. Good to know : if an enemy stands close enough to a turret, but the turret is attacking minions,
when you attack the enemy, the turret will start to fire on the enemy also !
Thats not true. The Tower will only switch his target to the enemy champions when he deals damage to you or an allied champion, not when you attack him.

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support : You are the most respected of all champions. Not in the frontline, but most certainly reliable. You can heal your teammates, leaving them thankfull for the rest of their lives, that you managed to save !
you can't stress that enough. A friend of mine was actually told to pick a 'real' champion, when he picked soraka in one of his first games^^ even though you might not see them contribute much to killing enemies, their support/heals/resurrects are very valuable to a teamfight.

Since you talked about the brushes: you are at a disadvantage, when you enter brushes with enemies in them since they can see/target you before you do. so please think twice before checking out the bushes with your squishy 400hp each twisted fate/ashe combo!

Nice Guide :>


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Sephirotica

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29-05-2010

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Originally Posted by forcehh View Post
[*]support : You are the most respected of all champions. Not in the frontline, but most certainly reliable. You can heal your teammates, leaving them thankfull for the rest of their lives, that you managed to save !
Actually, let me rephrase that as an experienced Soraka player.

You will often be called feeder, noob, idiot, useless or a stupid piece of something since your damage output and thus killing abilities are more often than not rather low. You will soon get used to not receiving even a "ty" for healing that idiotic TF more than 5k HP while he is Rambo-styling into 5 enemies, 2 towers and zilion minions. You will soon have full ignore list of people going "OMG I R PR0!!!!1111 SORAKA NOOB TAKE ASSIST HAHAHAHAHAHA" and will more likely than not end up drinking a lot while playing but in the end of the day you will know that your team would have died 6 times in that teamfight if u weren't there.

Nice overview mate, few notes:

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Minions: Minions are little creatures that help you get closer to the enemy's. Hide behind them, so no harmfull spells can touch you. (for more info about minions you can click here :
Most harmful spells can catch you, however skillshots cannot.

What Fisch said about towers is also true.


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forcehh

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31-05-2010

Thanks for the feedback, changed the tower part


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forcie

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13-07-2010

I actualy love a good soraka player !

If your not foolish enough to endanger yourself to much, and soraka with that, there should be no problem. It's mostly the other players that get overexcited, and getting themselves killed !

A good soraka is always great to have in the game !