Beginner Tips and Tricks?

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PlagueBoy

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06-16-2010

I downloaded this game about a day ago and its great

But I always do pretty bad

Does anyone have helpful tips and trick for new players?


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R66Y

Senior Member

06-16-2010

http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board...d.php?t=119063

Fairly good set of tips from Eggtart for beginners. Probably should be bumped.


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Kyuketsuki

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06-16-2010

First play the tutorial and bot games to get a feel with the controls and mechanics of the game.
The tutorial is really quite good, and should be played by every new player.

Learn to use the hotkeys q w e r for spells, d f for summoner abilities.

Don't take revive.
Seriously don't.
It has it's place in twisted treeline RARELY, but even then take abilities that will keep you alive or benefit the team

Learn to deliver killing blows to creeps or "last hit"
Play defensive.

If you are doing damage to an enemy near their tower the tower WILL attack you
This applies with damage over time effects like teemo's poison or ignite.

Practice with a character before going into actual matches.

Again, don't take revive.

Assign your mastery points you have one point at level one use it.

Buy a solid set of level 1 runes and then wait until level 20 to upgrade them into level 3 runes.

Press b to teleport directly back to base, however if you get damaged during the time it takes to blue pill (return) the teleport will be canceled and you have to try again (so don't do this out in the open [normally])

The Teleport summoner skill is a great, it allows you to heal/regain mana and get back to a lane, stop an enemy push across the map, get to a team fight quickly.

Again, don't take revive.

Exhausting a physical character like ashe, tristana, or master yi will make them near useless in a team fight for 3 seconds due to the blind (3.5 if you get the mastery)

If you take exhaust get the mastery for it. It only takes 1 mastery point to get it.

Ghost is a great skill for getting away, chasing, or getting somewhere fast.

Defeating the dragon on summoner's rift as often is possible greatly benefits the team. It gives 130 gold and experience to each player on the side that killed it everytime it's defeated.

Pay attention to the minimap it shows allies, and visible enemies in their locations.

If enemies are missing be careful, tehy may be coming to kill you.

Wards are a great investment, because they allow you to see an area of the map for a certain amount of time.

Sight wards see an area of the map, Vision wards see invisible units too but they are more expensive.

Again, don't take revive.


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Xocolatl

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06-18-2010

Don't worry too much about wards. It's quite a bit of a hassle, especially if you don't have a good hang of the game yet.
Apart from that, don't worry about it. Just play, have fun. It's useless to be the best player in the world but not having fun with the game.

My suggestion is to try out lots of champs when they become free. Even the best player may perform poorly with some specific champs. Find the style you like, and you'll do much better.

Also
www.leaguecraft.com is a great resource for looking up champion's info.


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JonnyThinkChamp

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06-18-2010

WATCH THE MAP.

Thats it. You should NEVER be dying to ganks, tha map basically SCREAMS at you when you are about to be ganked.

Also, running around alone. No go. You'll die.


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cwatz

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06-18-2010

I can give you a few quick tips on the various stages of the game and what you might what to look out for or focus on.

For the laning phase be aware of who you are in a lane with and who you are against. If they have better a better laning composition than you do, be sure to play defensively and dont overexpose yourself so you dont get killed. It is also very important to pay attention to the minimap and what other champions are doing. If some of them go missing and you are pushed out pretty far, they might be coming to gank you.

In the middle of the game when laning ends and people start pushing towers and stuff like that you have to be aware of what parts of the map are safe and what parts are dangerous. Many of the enemies can be missing from the minimap at this point in the game and you dont want to push out to far by yourself and make yourself and easy target for them to kill. This is also the time to start really working with your team to try and take down towers and gank enemies.

When the game starts getting late you really want to run around as a 5 man group most of the time. The exceptions to this are when you have a lot of map control and can move more freely without fear of the other team picking you off. However, getting isolated from your team can be a deathtrap. Also if people aren't together and a teamfight breaks out, your team may end up fighting 4v5 or something which is almost a guaranteed loss.

There can be some flexibility to these things, but they are nice things for beginners to focus on until they get a grasp of some of the finer game mechanics themselves.


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Swiftycents

Senior Member

06-18-2010

I think I've learned the best tips and tricks from watching LoL on livestream.
Here's a link to all of them: LoL Livestreams
I personally like:
Phreak
Messiah
Counter Logic Gaming
Runeterra
Grackis
Necro
Medieval Coke