A Basic Guide To LoL Gameplay

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League of legends can be difficult at times for new players and it can be difficult to learn without someone teaching. This is a basic guide to LoL gameplay!


First off lets go over the Maps and Game Modes.

Classic Mode

In classic mode each lane, no matter what map, has three turrets. Once you have destroyed all three turrets in a lane you can attack the inhibitor (or barracks) located behind the last turret. Destroying an inhibitor will start spawning super creeps in the lane. Behind the inhibitors are the Nexus turrets and the nexus. Once you destroy all of the nexus turrets you can attack the enemy nexus. Once destroyed your team wins the game.

Summoner’s Rift- Summoner’s Rift contains three lanes and is for 5v5 battles. The Top lane, The Middle lane, And Bottom lane. The placement for a game usually goes Top-2 Mid-1 Bot-2 except if your team has a jungler, then it would be Top-1 Mid-1 Bot-2 and a jungler. A ranged champion usually takes Mid lane. It’s jungle boss is Baron Nasher, who when killed gives the entire team a health regeneration buff.

Twisted Treeline- The Twisted Treeline consists of two lanes and is for 3v3 battles. The Top/Mid lane and the bottom lane. The placement for a game usually goes Top/Mid-1 Bot-2, again a ranged champion is usually in the solo lane. It's jungle boss is the dragon, who when killed gives the entire team a damage buff.

Dominion

In Dominion the gameplay is basically like capture the points. You and your team go around capturing points and when your team has more points than the opposing team you gradually deal damage to the enemy team’s nexus.
In Dominion there is only one map.

The Crystal Scar- The Crystal Scar is a map that consists of five capture points. Two are in Bot lane and three are in Top lane. The placement usually goes Bot-1 Top-4. One of the four players going top will stop to get the point close to your base where the other three will go ahead to cap the point in the center of the lane.

Now lets go over the basics!

The Lanes

The Top Lane is referred to as “Top”
The Middle Lane is referred to as “Mid”
The Bottom Lane is referred to as “Bot”

In Twisted Treeline there are only two lanes. The top one is referred to as either “Top” or “Mid”

There are two bases, The blue which is located on the left sides of each map, And the purple which are located on the right side of each map.


The Stats

Ability Power- When ability power (AP) increases the damage dealt by AP scaling abilities (Green)
Armor- When armor is increased it reduces the damage taken from enemy’s auto attacks.
Attack Damage- When attack damage (AD) increases the more damage your champion will do with their auto attacks, and increases the damage of AD scaling abilities (Orange)
Attack Speed- When attack speed is increased your champion will auto attack faster, up to a cap of 2.5 attacks per second!
Dodge- When dodge is increased it increased the odds that you will dodge an enemy attack (This stat has been removed and is only available with the champion Jax)
Health- When health is increased it increases the amount of life you champion has
Health Regen- When health regen is increased it makes you regenerate life faster
Life Steal- When life steal increases you gain a percentage of your damage dealt by auto attacks back as life.
Mana- When mana is increased your champions mana is brought up, mana is used by most champions to cast spells
Mana Regen- When mana regen is increased it makes you regenerate mana faster
Magic Resist- When magic resist is increased it reduces the damage taken from enemy abilities.
Movement Speed- When movement speed increases it makes your champion move faster


The Roles

Tank- The tank is exactly what it sounds like, a tank. A tank is a champion who take take a beating and keep going, they are meant to take the damage for the rest of team. The usually build up Health, Health Regen, Armor, Magic Resist, etc and are not meant to deal damage.
Support- A support champion is one that helps the team out. Providing such things as buffs and healing.
AD Carry- A champion that is meant to dish out damage using their auto attacks and AD scaling abilities
AP Carry- A champion that is meant to dish out damage with their AP scaling abilities.
Jungler- A champion that stays in the jungle during the game and levels up through the jungle creeps. For an effective jungler the team must have a good champion that can solo a lane
Glass Canon (Mostly AP)- A champion that can dish out massive damage at the expense of limited survivability

The Heads Up Display or HUD

The LoL HUD contains five major parts
The Map- Located at the bottom right of your screen the map. A pretty self explanatory part of the HUD, shows the map and what you and your team can see. Teammates appear in a green circle and enemies in a red circle.
Abilities Bar- Located at the bottom center of your screen, the abilities bar contains all of your champions abilities. Lets go over them left to right. First is the passive, then come your QWER abilities then your summoner spells followed by the recall spell. It also shows you your life and under that your mana. (Some champions dont use mana, most do however)
Score Card- Located at the top right of your screen the score card says how long the game has been going, along with your team's score in green, the enemies score in red and the amount of minion kills you have
Chat Box- Located on the left side of your screen this shows the chat feed or the game. By clicking ENTER you can talk to your team, by holding SHIFT then clicking ENTER you can talk to everyone in the game
Champion Box-The champion box is located on the bottom left of your screen and it shows a picture of your champion, your champion's stats, the items you currently have, and the amount of gold you have.

The Basic Controls

Movement and Attacking - Moving you champion is, by default, set as the right mouse button. This same button is used to attack other champions or minions. When you right click on one of them your champion will begin auto attacking dealing damage with your AD stat

Using Abilities - Using abilities, by default, is set to Q, W, E and R. Q, W, and E being your basic abilities and R being your champion's ultimate ability. Your ultimate ability is usually your champion's most powerful ability and should not be wasted because they tend to have long cool down times before you can use them again. Many abilities you need to click on the hotkey then left click to use. This is so that you can aim and choose who the ability is used on! All abilities can be used by clicking on the icon but it is better and quicker to just use the hotkeys!

Summoner Spells - Your summoner spells are abilities that can be use with any champion, you unlock more as you level up, you can only use 2 per game. The are set by default to D and F. Which is which is up to you you can place an ability as either D or F

Your Passive - Your passive ability you do not need to click on anything to use, it is active the whole time or activates by itself. Each champion has one passive ability and they range from slows to making teammates around you faster or gain more gold. They vary but usually are quite helpful!

Types of Attacks

Auto Attack - When you right click on an enemy campion, minion, or building your character will begin auto attacking the selected target. Auto attack does damage based of of your champion's "Attack Damage" stat and attacks faster depending on your champions "Attack Speed" stat.

Skill Shot - Skill shots can be either AP or AD depending on the champion. What a skill shot is is an ability that is not targeted by selecting a unit but by aiming it. Skill shots are usually a straight line out from your champion or and area you choose within a certain distance of your champion. Simply select the ability, aim it in the direction or on the spot you want it to go, then click.

AoE Attack - AoE stands for area of effect. AoE's are spells that dont just effect one target, but multiple targets within a certain area. AoE spells take place with your champion as the center (Such as Amumu's Ultimate), and others can be placed (Like Maokai or Vlad's Ultimate)

Selected Spell -


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homun3000

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03-09-2012

you forgot jungler in roles.


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thanks, as you can see it really is just a rough draft so far. THere is still much to add and while doing so there will be many missing parts and mistakes in the thread. However i will gradually add to it and iron out the errors


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homun3000

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03-09-2012

cool yeah just saying +1.
this guide would have been great for me a month ago.


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DeusDii

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01-05-2013

I am relativey new to LoL, many of my friends play it so I've been around it for a few months now, but in terms of gameplay I just began a few days ago and to say the least my skills are nearly none existent. Setting this aside I have been around forums and participating in them for quite some time. This is just a thought, but in your guide I would recommend having a "starters guide" which would be more basic. If you have one smaller guide it would be less likely to overwhelm new players and it could present the information in a way which those without much gameplay experience could understand, while also including something with a title like "veterans guide" or "advanced guide" that would encompass more gameplay and maybe offer incite to more experienced players. Just a thought.


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Supafly GLHF

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01-05-2013

Liking it sir.


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Originally Posted by Supafly GLHF View Post
Liking it sir.
Thank you sir!

I am actually looking for contributions to the thread! If you could post more information that you would like to see in this thread http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...3#post33408873 I would very much appreciate it! If I use your contribution you will be given credit. Once it is completed I will make a list of contributors!


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Filthy Rob

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05-25-2013

You should update and polish this off.


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