ITT: Random Pro-tips by YOU!

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Scyhn

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12-12-2010

As an Annie in teamfights, don't rush to throw tibbers. Sometimes is better to just wait a few seconds untill squishys are stacked (or at least some of them are)..


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KittyDogBird

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12-12-2010

I didn't mean to make it so long, it just happened.


As Mundo - Sadism is a great spell, but if your low on hp, use it. The short CD will be back up in no time and gives you great lane control.

As Fiddlesticks - Hide in the bushes and make sure you use your ult where you hit the most people.

Never use drain life if you ult because you can't move and the range is longer then your ult's range, meaning that the person you were focusing is gone.

As Signed -
When being chased, always have poison trail up to make them take damage. If your attacking someone, it's always better to be in front of them so that poison trail will hurt them, and signed's auto attack is pretty bad even with your ult up.

Get one level in mega adhesive so that you can set up a slow/fling combo.

When you fling, they will almost always go a different way if a path is easier, so either make this path inpassable (mega adhesive) or follow them.

Getting FoN even when they don't have alot/any casters can be useful if you have swifties so that you chase down and fling any enemy heroes for your friends to kill. Useful for those tower huggers.

Mana is your best friend as Signed. I see too many people start out with Health Crystal instead of Mana Crystal.

Using poison trail when a new enemy minion wave is coming can be used for farming easily. Get ready for the wave to come, then put on poison trail and run away from them. You'll take no damage, and you'll likely get a few minion kills.

Playing as Twisted Fate - Red cards can be used for harrasment against any enemy champs by hitting an enemy minion close to the champ.

Destiny can be used if all champs are MIA to see what theyre doing.

Playing against Karthus - Get magic resistance. I don't understand why, but whenever there's a karth, nobody finds the need to buy magic resistance. If your caster buy abysall specter, if your dps, buy hexdrinker, and if your tank, buy any magic resistance items.

When you kill Karth, don't stay near him, he will constantly be casting lay waste and have his defile up.

General Tips -
Positioning is very important. If your caught out of position it can lead to ganks, deaths, and aces.

Wards are great, as they prepare you for enemy ganks, or to see if their enemy is jungling.

Teams should have a normal composition of a Tank, Physical Dps, Mage DPS, Support, and a jungler.

Map awareness is important. Always pay attention for MIAs and check the mini-map often to see if anybody is MIA. If you see someone MIA, talk to your team to see if he's missing, or is healing, and call out MIAs, even if their just healing.

Be supportive! A simple rule, and sometimes I don't follow it as well. Yelling at a teammate will almost never make them play any better. If their doing bad, say so in a nice way and try to tell them how to fix what they're doing. If their not accepting your help, then it might be better to give up. If they do accept it, then give them the advice to be a better player, and hopefully they'll take it to heart in this game, or maybe the next game.

Know your self and your enemies. Every champ has a strength and weakness. Change your build to what is happening. Lets say one game as malphite, they had tons of physical dps, so you built thornmail and armor. But the next game they had more caster, so you built towards a banshee veils and magic resistance. Know your counters and work to block them. As a mage, buy magic pent, while as a melee dps, buy armor pent. If you see someone with thornmail, tell your mages to focus them, and if you have no mages, then that's your fault for not picking a good team.

Item Tips - Sunfire capes can make nuetral creeps attack you, so try to ignore jungles if your at low ho.

Quicksilver Sash is an unrecongized item, useful for people getting focused by stuns, its essentially an extra cleanse thats very cheap, and gives pretty good magic resistance.


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KittyDogBird

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12-12-2010

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Originally Posted by Zergling2010 View Post
Kennen's ult is usable under the effects of Zhonya's Ring, since it is not a channeled ult. This means you can use his ult while you are invincible!
Same thing with Morgana's Ult

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When playing as Gragas, your barrel (Q skill) is useful for playing mind games. Toss it in places opposite of where you want your enemies to run.. for example.. If you have teammates in the bushes, tossing the barrel on the other side of your enemy so they feel safe heading to the bushes with your allies hiding.
I do this even if I don't level it up, people fear it for no reason and I laugh.


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eric the blue

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12-12-2010

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My pro tip:

When playing as Tristana or Alistar (or possibly other champions with a similar ability) do NOT headbut or canonball enemy champions that are fleeing even further away from your ganksquad. Chances are you have ppl that can catch up (unless it's frikkin' Yi), and you just ruined that by giving them another 100 yards headstart.
that also goes for Poppy!


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eric the blue

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12-12-2010

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Stuff to know when playing Gragas from a Non-Pro Veteran:

1. Remember! Press Q to use barrel roll, press Q again to make it explode.
1a. The barrel from Barrel Roll doesn't have to be exploded instantly. If you wanna mix up the harassing, you can throw the barrel at the target, but DON'T explode it. Instead, your opponent (if he/she is pretty much everyone I have used this tactic on) will run away from it.
1b. If you miss with barrel roll (your opponent predicts it and gets away) use it for Tactic 1a. Don't just explode it for creeps, even with Drunken Rage, mana is still quite valuable to Gragas. (At least in the early game.)

2. Drunken Rage is very handy! It is free mana and additional damage every 30 seconds with no cost! Use whenever you can, and don't forget about it!

3. Also remember! When you use Body Slam, any creeps or other enemy champions in between you and your target will get hit instead. Make sure the path from you to target is clear!
4. Body Slam can be used offensively and defensively. Use body slam on open ground to help escape ganks, and gain ground. Even if you are slowed, you will still Body Slam at full speed!

5. Gragas' ultimate can be used offensively and defensively as well. Target the barrel between you and your target to push your foe back. Good for escaping! Target the barrel ahead of the target to pull your foe towards you. Good for ganking! (However, if you throw short, your foe will only gain ground. Use responsibly!)
i found this out the hard way: gargas's body slam can be used to pass through walls! this will drive pursuing players NUTS!


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eric the blue

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12-12-2010

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Alright this one's a real winner: If you ever find yourself possessing five avarice blades, go to C://Program Files and delete the folder called "Riot".

Protip: If this doesn't work to your satisfaction (regardless of how happy it'll make the rest of us); by the time you download, reinstall, and reconnect to your LoL game, you might* be useful!

*You'll have gold for items, but tbh, you bought five avarice blades the first time you had gold for items, how well can you do?
i've seen a lot of Gangplank players do this, it is very silly.


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eric the blue

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12-12-2010

one more quick tip: the slow-moving blob from Kog'Maw's "E" skill is, for some reason, counted by the game as a "pet"-which means he can make Teemo's mushrooms explode harmlessly by shooting his "E" at them! this might also work with Nidalee's traps and Shaco's jack-in-the-box, but i haven't tested it. (Kog's ultimate will make them visible but won't otherwise effect them)


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Machinas

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12-13-2010

I posted the previous tip about inching towards Shaco nests -- This no longer works since his nerf, where the firing and trigger ranges were reversed. Just saying.

Also, number 2: As Shaco, You can clone while deceived without breaking stealth. The initial confusion in seeing a lone Shaco pop up in the middle of a teamfight will net you that clone's 800-damage nuke pretty quickly. Addendum: Don't do this if they've got a lot of AoE.


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probius

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12-29-2010

Tip: If you cannot handle a lane, ask for a swap. Some match-ups are worse than others, no one blames you for admitting you cant handle a lane, but you will be blamed when you die (feed) 6 times before the 20 minute mark.

Tip: The laning phase is important. Your jobs are (in order of importance):
1. Don't Die
2. Last hit
3. Harass the enemy (only when number 1 is assured)
4. Deny Enemy (only when number 1 is assured)
5. Kill tower (Mostly only for ranged or when you are doing very well in a lane with no enemies mia)
5. Kill Enemy (only when number 1 is assured)

Tip: The tower is not a god, it will not save you from 5 people charging into it. Several champions can take tower hits and laugh them off very early in the game (Rammus, Alistair and Poppy to name a few) so beware of that.

Tip: Positioning is EVERYTHING for ranged champions, whatever you are doing (chasing, teamfight, running, etc) check your positioning and make sure you have an escape route and an ability ready.

Tip: Know what your team needs and adjust. If your team needs a tank and you don't own one, make sure your character is at least a Tough Melee or offtank and build at least somewhat defensively knowing you'll be initiating. If everyone's AP on your team and you picked TF, go AD. If your whole team is based off of a single type of damage (AP or AD) you can easily be countered and lose.


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Nevrus

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12-29-2010

The difference between an amazing Singed and an okay Singed is Mega-Adhesive Goo. Get good at using it to cut off jungle passageways and ramps, as well as corners of trees in lanes. This will both net you kills and save your teammates repeatedly! Positioning is everything!