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Current Guide to LoL Acronyms and Abbreviations

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This is a guide center around new players and even some older player. It will show acronyms, and, abbreviations. All the info are what I have heard through out the past year of playing League Of Legends. To be told these are the acronyms that I have heard I am sorry if I missed some please be free to post the in the comments I will add them to the guide.

League Of Legends: LoL

* If I leave anything Blank it means that I don’t know any or it is easier to use the regular name.*

Akali: Aka
Alistar: Ali, Minotaur, Cow
Amumu: Mumu, Mummy. Amu
Anivia: Crypto, Bird
Annie: Tibbers: Bear
Ashe: Bow master, Archer
Blitzcrank: Golem, Robo, Robot
Caitlyn: Cait, Sniper
Cassiopeia: Naga, Snake,
Cho’Gath: Cho
Corki: Cork
Dr.Mundo: Dr., Mundo
Evelynn: Eve
Fiddlesticks: Fiddle, Scarecrow
Gangplank: Plank, Gangp, Pirate
Gragas: Grag, Drunk
Heimerdinger: Hemir
Jarvan IV: Jarv
Karma: Karm
Karthus: Karth, Lich
Kassidin: Kass
Katarina: Kat
Kennen: Ken
Kog’Maw: Kog
LeBlanc: Blanc
Lee Sin: Lee, Sin, Blink Monk
Malphite: Rock, Mal
Malzahar: Mal
Maokai: Mao, Tree, Kai
Master Yi: Wuju, Yi
Miss Fortune: Miss, Fortune
Mordekaiser: Morde
Morgana: Morg, gana
Nidalee: Cat, Nid
Nocture: Noc
Nunu: Yeti
Pantheon: Panth
Poppy: Pop
Rammus: Ramm, Armodilo
Renekton: Rene
Shaco:Clown, Jester
Singed: Chemist
Sion: Scion( Idk why)
Sivir: Siv
Soraka: Raka
Swain: Birdman
Taric: Gem, tar
Teemo: Bager, Musher
Tristana: Trist
Trundle: troll
Tryndamere: Trynd
Twisted Fate: TF, Cardman
Twitch: Rat
Veigar: Vivi, Veig
Vladimir: Vlad
Warwick: Wolf, ww, wick
Xin Zhao: Xin
Zilean: Zil, clock

*I would be only posting items that have abbreviations which are most common*
Aegis of the Legion: Ageis
Archangel’s Staff: Archangle’s, AA
Atma’s Impaler: Atma
Banshee’s Veil: Bveil, Veil,BV
Berserker’s Greves: Zerkers, Greves
Boots of Mobility: Mobility
Boots of Speed: BoS
Boots of Swiftness: Swiftness
Chalice of Harmony: Chalice
Deathfire Grasp: Deathfire
Doran’s Blade: DB
Doran’s Ring: DR
Doran’s : DS
Force of Nature: FoN
Frozen Heart: Heart
Guardian Angles: GA
Guinsoo’s Rageblade: Guinsoo, Rageblade
Health Potion: hp pot
Heart of Gold: HoG
Hextech Gunblade: Gunblade
Infinity Edge: IE
Lich Bane: Bane
Madred’s Bloodrazor: Madred's
Bloodrazor: razor
Mana Manipulator: mm
Mana Potion: mp pot
Manamune: Mune
Mejai’s Soulstearler: Mejai
Meki Pendant: Meki
Mercuary Trends: merc, Treads
Ninja Tabi: Tabi
Oracle Elixer: Oracle
Rabadon’s Deathcap: Deathcap, Rabadon
Randuin Omen: Omen
Rod of Ages: RoA
Ruby/ Sapphire Crystal: Ruby, Sapphire
Tear of the Godness: Tear
Wriggles Lantern: Lantern
Zhonya’s Hourglass: Zhonya, Hourglass
InGame Terms:
Ace: all of the enemy team is dead for the moment. Beware spawn times but now is an excellent time to push.
Aoe : area of effect, an ability which covers an area, rather than a single character.
AP : Ability Power. The stat which boosts the effectiveness of certain abilities.
Aura : A 'passive' which applies not only to the hero who has it, but also to heroes within the given range for the aura. A shareable passive.
backdoor To attack the enemies towers and base without the cover of your creeps there
Brush : The large grass in LoL which causes your hero to be hidden to people outside of the brush
Buff :Typically a temporary increase to some stat(s)
Carry : A character who, if played properly, wins late game fights for a team. Typically these heroes are weak early game and require a lot of farming.
CC :crowd control. Moves that interfere with the other champions actions such as stun, fear, knockbacks/ups and blind.
CD: Cool down, the length of time you must wait after casting an ability, before you may use that ability again. Note, there are a few abilities that trigger cooldowns on one or more of your other abilities, or reduce their cooldown timer.
Champion: The particular character that you as the summoner control
Dd :direct damage ability. Typically DDs are unavoidable: Click ability, click target, profit. For example: Annie's Q fireball.
Disable: A Disable is a debuff that usually prevents some kind of action on the player. Stuns, roots, silences are all examples of disables
DOT : Damage over time.
Dps: Damage per second. Also referes to characters who job it is to deal damage (As opposed to support and tanks)
executed= killed by a tower with no enemy hero receiving credit for it
Farm: Farming involves the amassing of gold for player. This is usually best done by killing a lot of creeps and killing them very quickly. Certain Heroes like Ashe and Tristana are great farmers: The first has a +gold passive, and the latter has an AOE passive.
Feed: A player who dies constantly feeds the other team (via the gold reward for killing someone). Being called a feeder is not a compliment. A player who is fed has a lot of kills.
Grass: see brush
Harass: to annoy the enemy with small bursts of non lethal damage, often forcing them to go heal or be set up for a gangk.
Hero: non-canon name for a champion
Humiliation: killed by a creep with no enemy hero receiving credit for it
IAS: Increased Attack Speed
juke, juking : When being chased, juking is to fool your pursuers. Typically this happens in the jungle. A successful juke could range from eluding the enemy by exploiting line of sight, or could simply cause the enemy to mistarget a spell.
Jungle : to attack neutral creeps, allowing for 2 solo lanes and better ganking.
Lane: the road like expanses that contain towers and lead to and from the bases
last hit: Getting the very last hit, or killing blow.
MR: Magic Resist. Works as armor against magic abilities, reducing the damage.
Ms: movement speed
Neutral: The creep-enemies who live in the jungle
Passive: An ability which is not activated but helps a character
Pbaoe: point blank area of affect. The area of effect is centered around the caster such as Nunu's Ultimate or any aura.
Proc: refers to a weapon, item or ability activating with the "Chance on Hit" or "Chance on Use" effect (an ability or a spell). "Programmed Random Occurrences"
Root:A debuff which prevents any movement by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
Silence: A debuff which prevents any abilities being used by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
Skillshot: an ability that fires a projectile that can be dodged.
Snowball: an item that grows with kills, that can quickly become very dangerous unless kept in checked by death.
Stun : A debuff which prevents any action by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
Summoner: Your representation in the game. Essentially you are the puppet master of your selected Champion and you have your own summoner abilities along with the champion's abilities.
Support : Characters who job it is to support other characters: Healers, buffers, etc
Tank: Character with a lot of HP and likely armor/resistance. Whose job is to initiate battles with the enemy players/turrets as to draw damage onto himself.
Tp :summoner spell teleport used to traverse the map "I'll tp back in"
Ult: ultimate ability. The R Ability.
Unique: In LoL certain auras/passive are unique, meaning they do not stack.
Top,Mid,Bot: what we called the three lanes
River: It goes diagonally through the map the most traffic area for crossing lanes.
baron, nashor, worm = the big worm like boss that gives a noticeable buff to the whole team when killed. The big red skull on the minimap dragon = the powerful neutral creep that provides gold and experience to the entire team. Located on the river near the bottom lane
jungle = The mass of trees and paths that exist between the lanes

Common Team Chat
b: back, fall back, they're coming for you
Back: fall back, they're coming for you
Bait: to deliberately appear in a position to be easily ganged so as to lure 1 or more players to be gangked by your team "go bait them in to the jungle"
base, basing: going back to base
bp, pill, pilling: blue pilling, going back to base
Care : be careful, they may be coming for you
d, defend: to sit at a tower and/or inhibitor and attempt to avoid confrontation while stopping the enemy from killing the objective "I'm gonna d mid"
DD (alternative): don't die. Also sometimes direct damage
Focus: To target a player. Meaning that as a team you all will all focus on a specified hero to kill first.
Gank : to go (often with more than one player) to try and kill an enemy, often by surprise "lets gank bottom" . An Ambush
Heal : either the summoner spell, a champion ability, or the act of returning to base to regenerate HP and mana "you should heal"
Kite: Kiting is keeping an enemy away from you while, either to pull them away from the team, or to simply prevent them from damaging you, possibly harassing them in the process. Also the means by which many ranged champions kill melee Lom : low on mana
miss, mia: Missing, missing in action. Commonly used to describe when a hero is missing from a lane and may indicate to the team that a gank may happen.
Oom: out of mana
Pot : potion (sometimes elixirs too)
Push : to gather up a creep wave and attempt to destroy an enemy tower "I'm going to push bottom"
QQ : meaning to tell some one to quit, often as a rage quit. Coincidentally depicts a set of crying eyes and has also come to mean "cry more"

Thanks Larias http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=110065

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Anything you have that's new can be added to this (http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=110065).

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First and foremost, I'd put a link at the top to the sticky you got a lot of the info from, as a thanks. (As well as any other links if you used them enough.)

There are so many in there that are completely unnecessary. (Also I apologize, it tends to drift away a bit, and then jump back.)


'Akali' -> 'Kali' should be pretty obvious, though I've never seen anybody use this to save one letter of typing, more likely a typo.
'Mundo' -> 'Hulk' isn't really an acronym or shortcut, just someone's nickname for him, that again, I've never heard.

There were plenty of other ones, but there's a lot of redundant info. Ones where you simply cut off the last letter or two are completely unneeded. If you're going to put 'dog' 'birdman' etc, might as well add 'Gambit' to TF. >.> Soraka = Sor.

Scion may refer to:
In kinship, a descendant (of a notable family), a son or daughter

Items: (In general though, you either abbreviate them all of the way, GA for instance is a good one, or don't abbreviate them, half abbreviations don't really save time, as you spend almost as much time typing them, and they're often not common, so people need to think a second, so you're not really saving them time by using an entire list of abbreviations.)

'Banshee's Veil' -> 'Bveil' I've heard it 'Banshee's' or 'Veil,' even 'BV,' but never 'Bveil.'
'Madred's Bloodrazors' -> 'Mblood' Again, I've only ever heard 'Madred's'
I'd be very hesitant to call boots of swiftness/speed 'BoS', as they're both very similar, so it's hard to tell which you mean just by context. If anything, I'd call swiftness 'BoS', and boots of speed just go by 'boots.'
Never seen 'LichB'
Elixir of Fortitude/Brilliance/Agility = red/blue/green elixir
Elixir of Fortitude & Agility = xmas elixirs
Infinity Edge: 'IE' is a lot more common than 'IEdge'

Game terms:

AP: boosts the power of the majority of abilities.
CD: the length of time you must wait after casting an ability, before you may use that ability again. Note, there are a few abilities that trigger cooldowns on one or more of your other abilities, or reduce their cooldown timer. (Your definition might imply between various abilities)
CC: It's a bit wonky, as there's 'CC' as in 'debuffs reduced by Merc treads' and 'CC' as in 'crowd control' I'm tempted to stick with CC as the former, leaving disables to cover the rest. Either way, blind doesn't really belong here.
Lane (noun): what you have
Lane (verb): the act of laning (etc, you know what it is)
Humiliation: it's been a while, is this still the term used? (I seem to recall it being changed.)
Never heard pbaoe, a bit of a mouthful. >.>
Proc: From wowwiki: "Proc was originally short for "spec_proc" (spec_proc is short for "special procedure&quot which is a term used by the original programmer of Circle-MUD, "
Root/silence/stun: also prevent summoner spell movement/usage.
Snowball (item): ___
Snowball (verb): the act of each kill making the next easier (from the other perspective, each death making it harder and harder to win).

'Clear' to kill all creeps in a wave, often used as part of defending a lane, even preemptively. 'Someone clear bot'

Common team chat:

QQ: not 'to get someone to quit' the later half is correct though.
Reequip. Erm really? >.>
Kite: What you have is actually baiting. Kiting is keeping an enemy away from you while, either to pull them away from the team, or to simply prevent them from damaging you, possibly harassing them in the process. Also the means by which many ranged champions kill melee ones.

nitpicks (can be ignored):


I'm not saying this is a bad idea, it just has a long way to go if you want it to be comprehensive (otherwise you should take out some of the more obvious ones). You could also possibly show the difference between lower level common terms versus higher level terms. Also, I'm going to leave the rest there so you can see my thought process, but it's growing on me more and more, I think I'm just not as big of a fan of the first two sections. Possibly add a section for more obscure terminology, so that newer players know what is more important to learn?

Let me know what you think and I'll see about going over it some more later.

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I know it's a double post, but it's to DireShadow, and I didn't want to get it mixed in.

If he wants to keep this up to date, I don't really mind him working on this, especially since I can't vouch for how often Larias updates that page.

He also knows about that post, as much of his information was copied verbatim.