Strategy

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A Guide to Improving Your Max CS in League of Legends

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In a game with as much depth as League of Legends, there's always value in identifying your strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes that means going back to fundamentals, and today we're going to focus on the most basic of all of them:...
Runes

League of Legends: OP Rune Pages

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The new rune system has been out for a few months now, and some solid pages have been made. But to newcomers, or returning veterans, the new system can be very overwhelming. I dealt with this recently, so I...
Read this Cubelock deck guide and learn how to destroy your opponents in the most frustrating way possible.

Hearthstone: Cubelock Deck Guide

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Cubelock is the newest variant of Warlock, and it revolves around two new cards, one of which the deck gets its name from. Carnivorous Cube has a lot of potential, but it's incredibly powerful when it's consuming a massive...
Hearthstone's Big Priest is one of the best archetypes in the game right now, and can handle almost everything you'll run into in Kobolds and Catacombs.

Hearthstone Deck Guide: Big Priest

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It’s no secret that the strongest class in Hearthstone right now is Priest. And it shouldn't come as a surprise that the preferred archetype is what is referred to as “Big Priest.” Big Priest is an archetype that combines...

Dota 2 Counterpicking Guide: Draft Your Way to Victory

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Counterpicking is hard to deal with. We've all been there before. You queue and find a match. Teammates are alright. You actually get to pick the position you prefer. Seems good so far. But the instant you lock in your...
Welcome to our League of Legends top lane guide, where we'll cover everything you need to know to crush your lane, including roles, good Summoner spells, and some useful tips for staying alive, applying pressure, and reading your opponent.

League of Legends Guide: How to Dominate Top Lane

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If you are a new player learning how to play top lane, it's important to understand the unique duties of this position. This guide goes over the basics of top lane strategy, including roles, Summoner spells, and useful tips...
League of Legends Defense

League of Legends Guide: Defense 101

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In League of Legends, sometimes the early game just doesn't go your way. Perhaps your jungler is having a rough start, or maybe the laners are getting solo killed. Either way, you’re losing the early game hard. Let’s call...
Wondering when you should be using recall to get your champion back to base? Our guide covers the basics and explains some advanced techniques you can use to make the most out of one of the simplest spells in the game.

League of Legends Guide: How to Use Recall Efficiently

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To get better at League of Legends, you need to always be on the lookout for ways to increase the efficiency of your own play. One thing you can focus on when you're watching and analyzing your replays is...
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...
Four quick tips for reviewing your League of Legends replays.

Four Quick Tips for Reviewing League of Legends Replays

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In 2017, Riot Games has given you all the tools. Gone are the days of 'lolreplay bug splat' errors. If you somehow missed the forty million memos: we have in-client replays. Joe wrote an article a few weeks ago...
The techniques used by Borp, a Smash Bros. player, can help us get better at League of Legends.

Stupid Simple: “Borp”-ing through League of Legends

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I don't care what you play now, because if you were born before the 2000s, chances are you've played Super Smash Bros' Melee. For those who don't know, it's an obscenely mechanical game at the top level. We're talking...
Analyze League of Legends Replays like a pro.

How to Analyze Your League of Legends Replays

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A common piece of advice given to players who want to get better is to “watch replays of their games.” In previous versions of League of Legends, there was no easy way to do this. Now that Riot has...