Smartcast - How to Disable

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Cloaked Figure

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01-29-2013

Okay, I'm not exactly new. I've been playing League for a few years, and have won more than I've lost. But all this time, I've played almost exclusively Annie (admittedly not so much anymore as she doesn't have a place in the current meta), Morgana, and Blitzcrank.

I want to diversify. And on that subject, I have a newbie question.

I tried playing Ahri. She's hot and a lot of fun, but I had difficulty controlling the dash element of her ult-- she seemed to dash in a random, uncontrollable direction each time I hit R, making it useless as a chase or escape, and unreliable as a juke.

I've been told by a friend that this is due to something paradoxically called "smartcast" which is on automatically for her ult.

How do I turn it off? I want to play Ahri, but being unable to aim her ult... well it's not fun.


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Dakahn99

Junior Member

01-29-2013

It goes towards your mouse, just like flash


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Cloaked Figure

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01-29-2013

How do I disable it?


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TrueSkillz

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01-29-2013

you cant turn it off. its like urgots q, nidalees leap thing, karthus q. just have to get use to it


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Fs Son0fSilas

Senior Member

01-29-2013

You disable smart casting the same way you enabled it, by changing it in keeybindings

As was already stated though, it automatically jumps to where your cursor is


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Cloaked Figure

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01-29-2013

So basically I just can't play Ahri, Karthus, etc due to a mechanic that is un-removable and makes the champions unusable? Thanks a lot Riot.

Also Fs, I would never enable smartcast. I'm not that masochistic.


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Dakahn99

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01-29-2013

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Originally Posted by Cloaked Figure View Post
So basically I just can't play Ahri, Karthus, etc due to a mechanic that is un-removable and makes the champions unusable? Thanks a lot Riot.

If you are unwilling to learn a new game mechanic then you wont be able to use them, however if you learn those abilities well, then it is a very dangerous thing and gives you more control than having to target somebody, especially since karthus q takes one second to go off

It's all a matter of play style and they shouldn't be changed imo


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Cloaked Figure

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01-29-2013

Matters of play style shouldn't be hard-coded in the game, they should be, well, matters of play style.

Maybe I'm approaching this from the wrong angle. As I said before, I main Blitzcrank and Morgana, two champs for whom pixel-perfect aim and ideal shots are worth waiting a half-second to line up.

Is there at least, at bare minimum, a way to turn on range indicators for smartcast abilities so I don't have to just guess how far and in what direction I will be firing off these abilities?


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Armored Revenger

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01-29-2013

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Originally Posted by Cloaked Figure View Post
So basically I just can't play Ahri, Karthus, etc due to a mechanic that is un-removable and makes the champions unusable? Thanks a lot Riot.

Also Fs, I would never enable smartcast. I'm not that masochistic.
If these champs are so "unusable" why do they see tournament play.

No offense but calling champs useless because you as a person is unwilling to learn how to use them makes you seem like your just attention seeking.

Edit: Wouldn't scrolling over to the ability with your mouse show the range like any other skill? I'm talking in-game obviously. It does that for Flash and Flash is always smartcasted.


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Cloaked Figure

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01-29-2013

You are correct, Armored Revenger. I worded that poorly. I should have said "unusable to me". My apologies to Ahri players, Karthus players, and everyone else who has managed to work around this very unfortunate UI quirk.