Champions

League of Legends skillshots can be mastered on champions like Lux.

League of Legends Guide: Hitting and Dodging Skillshots

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Skillshots are an integral part of League of Legends. Even if you don't play skillshot-based champions, you still need to know how they work. League of Legends skillshots can be difficult to master, but we're here to help teach...
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Top Mid Laners in Patch 8.6

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Tired of playing Twisted Fate? Worn yourself out on game after game with Zoe? Trying to change up your mid lane strategy but feeling overwhelmed by the huge variety of mid lane champions on the market? Whether you're new...
Knowing how to maximize the effectiveness of your champions passive abilities is an easy way to dominate the other team.

The Best Passive Abilities in League of Legends

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For many League of Legends players, passive abilities are often an afterthought when assessing a champion's kit. However, if you want to play a champion to their fullest potential, it's crucial to understand--and master--their passive abilities. In the early...
The Group Stage for Worlds 2017 is here, and based off the picks and bans we've seen so far, the meta is looking more diverse than it has in the past two years.

Picks and Bans at Worlds 2017: Group Stage Meta Predictions

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The emerging Worlds 2017 meta is more diverse than we expected. Using preliminary play-in data (pre-October), we've seen 63 unique champion picks, compared to 56 picks in the entirety of last year’s World Championships. We can expect to see...
Want to find a good support champion to master? Evaluate what their abilities can offer a team.

League of Legends: What Makes a Good Support Champion?

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Support players in League of Legends are tasked with controlling vision, peeling for the ADC or other carries, and making sure that they're picking a champion who suits the needs of the team. Supports don't generally farm, and while they...
Don't build the same items in every single game of League of Legends. Being flexible with your itemization is an important skill.

League of Legends Guide: Itemization and Build Flexibility

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The process of itemization begins at level one. But choosing what items to buy--and the order to buy them in--is often overlooked, even by professionals. In the LCS, for example, we saw NV LirA build Mercury Treads against a triple marksman composition. Of course,...
How do you win top lane in an unfavorable matchup?

Lane Bullies: Winning Top In A “Bad” Matchup

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There are good and bad matchups in the top lane, but "true" hard counters are a myth, or at least an exaggeration. Every lane is salvageable if you're willing to play patiently and survive your lane. In fact, any...
The top lane metagame has focused heavily on tanks recently, but the recent nerfs to Maokai are allowing a more diverse range of champions to fill the position.

Top Lane Tank Metagame Shows Signs of Growth

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The recent transition to 10 bans in professional League of Legends has entirely reshaped competitive pick and ban strategies, enabling teams to interact more than ever before in champion select. Some picks, however, are so oppressive that they crowd out the other...

Maokai Nerfs: Riot Chops Down Top Lane’s Tallest Tree

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The Courage of the Colossus changes in Patch 7.2 couldn't keep a good tree down. Maokai’s modest win rate of 52.4% suggests he’s strong, but not overpowered. There are other Tops with higher win rates, such as Rumble or Shen. These...
Read our Yorick Champion Guide to make the most of this snowballing top laner who's perfect for solo queue.

League of Legends Champion Guide: Yorick

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Yorick, Shepard of Souls, remains an underrated solo queue top laner in League of Legends, but if you haven't tried him in a while, now might be the best time to give this champion a shot. He’s still dependent...
Patch 7.3 - Blood Moon Talon

Patch 7.3: New King of the Jungle

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  Patch 7.3, the most recent balance update to League of Legends has one major theme from top to bottom: nerfing the 'OPs'. Notably, Camille, Ivern, Jayce, Kha'Zix, Malzahar, and Rengar all took significant hits to their kit. We'll recap the most important changes...
Warwick Rework Art

Warwick Rework: Still Trash

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  As of Patch 7.2, the quintessential jungler of League of Legends, Warwick, has been completely revamped from visuals to toolset. Even though he had a pretty hype trailer accommodating his remake, Warwick has been pretty much completely irrelevant with regards...