What is AP and AD?

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HusKers Px

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07-20-2012

What is the difference?

What champions are best on top/mid/bottom?


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The Jade Fist

Senior Member

07-20-2012

AP = ability power, most skills in the game scale from ability power, think of it as magic.
AD = attack damage, your normal attacks and some skills scale from this. think of this as physical

Some skills actually scale from both.


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New Nation

Junior Member

07-20-2012

Damage!!!! Lol


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New Nation

Junior Member

07-20-2012

Keep playing, with time you will notice what is Ad and ap champions... Lol have fun.


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Mango027

Senior Member

07-20-2012

AP => Ability Power
most of there damage comes from their skills and building AP items
AD => Attack Damage
most of there damage comes from auto attacks and building attack damage/speed items.

Currently the meta is to have
Top - Tanky DPS
Mid - AP carry
Bot - AD Carry and 0 CS support
Jungle - A Jungler

This is setup to give the most people gold and experience. There are 2 solo lanes and the AD carry gets most of the creeps in bot. The jungler has free roam to get the jungler creeps, gank, and/or counter jungle (in order to keep his team ahead). Now in many your first games it is fine to have 2 people top and 2 people bot w/o a jungler and share creeps. No one is going to get to mad and if they do tell them you are learning.


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New Nation

Junior Member

07-20-2012

Keep playing, with time you will notice what is ad(attack damage) and ap(ability power = magic damage) champions. lol


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Tjlep

Senior Member

07-20-2012

Here is some more complete information on AP and AD.

http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Ability_power

http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Attack_damage

Also, Magical and Physical are denotations of types of damage they are not always directly associated with AP or AD exclusively. For example, Katarina has abilities that deal magic damage that scale with AD as well as AP and Jax has at least one ability that deals physical damage that scales with both as well.