Champion Classes

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Fresh2Deth

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05-15-2011

Can somebody provide some insight as to the various champion classes? I know the basics like tank, melee, but what are things like a Carry? Assassin? Bruiser? Pusher? What makes certain heroes better at these categories?

Sorry if this has been asked already. Did a search and couldn't find anything.


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Gir

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05-15-2011

Carry - The character that is meant to mop up the kills and be super powerful; generally makes sure your team deals enough damage to win the team fights. Examples are Veigar, Miss Fortune, Caitlyn

Assassin - A carry's worst nightmares; These badboys(usually girls. go figure) jump in and take out that carry before they can kill any of your valuable teammates. Generally due to heavy burst. Watch that HP Bar melt... Examples are Katarina, Akali, and Vayne.

Bruiser - Does sustained damage, while taking a beating themselves. Example is Sion.

Pusher - Pushes creep waves to towers so enemy is forced to defend, or lose a tower. Famous examples are TF and Master Yi. Backdoor bosses.


Certain heroes are better suited for the categories because that's their sole role, in a sense. They're not hybrid.

Toughest to learn, imho, would be an assassin.


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Wrenchman Golin

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05-15-2011

You can find some of that information here: http://www.leagueoflegends.com/champions

You may also use the Wikia here: http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Champion When you click a champion, you're able to see under Attributes. For instance, if you click on Akali, you'll see Attributes: Assassin, Stealth, Melee.

Keep in mind the way you build a character with items, masteries, and items, can change a champion's class.


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Fresh2Deth

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05-15-2011

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You can find some of that information here: http://www.leagueoflegends.com/champions

You may also use the Wikia here: http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Champion When you click a champion, you're able to see under Attributes. For instance, if you click on Akali, you'll see Attributes: Assassin, Stealth, Melee.

Keep in mind the way you build a character with items, masteries, and items, can change a champion's class.
I've been staying with the recommended items. Is this a good idea or no? Are there better builds out there? Or is it more for your playstyle?


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machinamayhem

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05-15-2011

Unclearness, Son Golin. Just kidding

http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wik...ion_Attributes
Read that.

Usually, the recommended items aren't really good for builds. Usually a couple items "synergize" or "work well" with your character. Such as Guinsoo's Rageblade works well with Jax (but for the love do not get it first) because it stacks with his ultimate passive very well.

However, for a core build, most champions of the same archetype build the same. For example, if you build a mage, you're going to want Sorcerer's Shoes, Void Staff/Abyssal Scepter, and Rabadon's Deathcap.


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05-15-2011

Recommended items are generally a good way to get started. Once you know what you're doing and what you want you can start building other items for other, specific purposes.
http://www.mobafire.com has a lot of great guides for champions but don't go and follow the top one for a champion blindly. If you want to use them you have to read the guide to find out what the reasoning behind it is.


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Adaelphon Delat

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Try checking out mobafire.com or leaguecraft.com for champion builds. Those are good starting poitns. Just remember that this is a dynamic game, so you can't stick with just 1 item build every game.


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Kyoko Sakura

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05-16-2011

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I've been staying with the recommended items. Is this a good idea or no? Are there better builds out there? Or is it more for your playstyle?
Some of the recommended builds aren't good but most of the items on the builds are.

You should never follow the recommended build orders, but should buy from them.