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[9.11] S8/S9 Diamond - Midlane Heimerdinger - In-Depth Guide

By Euphoric Toaster | Updated on June 11, 2019
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A good choice into TF, Lissandra, Annie and etc. Especially good if they have a CC oriented jungler as well (such as Sejuani). [display_order] => 4 [summoner_spells] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [summoner_spell_id] => 7 [client_id] => 1 [display_name] => Cleanse [url] => cleanse [description] => Removes all disables (except Suppression and Airborne) and summoner spell debuffs affecting your champion and lowers the duration of incoming disables by 65% for 3 seconds (does not remove the healing reduction from Ignite). [icon] => Spell_SummonerCleanse.png [level] => 6 [cooldown] => 210 [range] => 0 [is_classic] => 1 [is_dominion] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 12 [last_comment_ts] => 2013-08-20 10:11:07 ) [1] => Array ( [summoner_spell_id] => 14 [client_id] => 4 [display_name] => Flash [url] => flash [description] => Teleports your champion toward your cursor's location. 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Limited to 5 at one time. Limited to one type of Healing Potion. 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[unique_passive] => Do or Die: Grants 2 Glory per champion kill or 1 Glory per assist, up to a maximum of 10 Glory stacks in total. Upon dying, you lose 4 stacks of Glory. UNIQUE Passive: Dread: Grants 3 Ability Power per stack of Glory. 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Holds up to 2 charges and refills upon visiting the shop. Limited to one type of Healing Potion. 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You should rush this item in 95% of your games, with the only exception being when you are forced to go a very early Zhonyas or are toplane (toplane Heimer builds can get quite janky and you can always afford to go full Ludens first item). EVERYTHING in Heimerdingers kit scales VERY well with ability power so Rabadon's Deathcap is a no-brainer. Turret autos and beams especially have low base damage but VERY high AP scalings, so Rabadons at some point is a MUST. Generally, i go Rabadons when i don't need any of the other AP items (ill talk about item priority later in the guide) and when i have good backs with Needlessly Large Rod money. Also, when i'm pretty ahead of my enemy laner its a great buy is it keeps me snowballing and gives a massive damage increase. Enemies will eventually pick up Magic Resist at some point in the game so Void Staff is crucial for the 40% penetration. Even if they don't buy any it can still be a great buy as it still cuts through base Magic Resist. 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At 100 charges, the next spell hit expends all charges to deal 100 (+10% of ability power) bonus magic damage to up to 4 targets on hit. This applies spell effects (e.g., Spell Vamp, Rylai's, etc). 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This shield refreshes after no damage is taken from enemy champions for 40 seconds. [consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 14 [last_comment_ts] => 2019-03-07 10:53:40 ) [3] => Array ( [item_id] => 85 [display_name] => Rylai's Crystal Scepter [url] => rylais-crystal-scepter [client_id] => 3116 [icon] => /content/item/312e302e302e37302d33313136.gif [is_consumable] => 0 [is_summoners_rift] => 1 [is_twisted_treeline] => 1 [is_howling_abyss] => 1 [is_crystal_scar] => 0 [is_classic] => 1 [is_dominion] => 1 [available_in] => Classic,Dominion [tier] => Advanced [description] => +500 Health +80 Ability Power Passive: Dealing spell damage slows the target's movement speed by 35% for 2 seconds (15% for multi-target spells). 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[consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 29 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-12-16 10:27:23 ) [4] => Array ( [item_id] => 50 [display_name] => Mejai's Soulstealer [url] => mejais-soulstealer [client_id] => 3041 [icon] => /content/item/312e302e302e37302d33303431.gif [is_consumable] => 0 [is_summoners_rift] => 1 [is_twisted_treeline] => 0 [is_howling_abyss] => 0 [is_crystal_scar] => 0 [is_classic] => 1 [is_dominion] => 0 [available_in] => Classic [tier] => Advanced [description] => +20 Ability Power UNIQUE Passive: Your champion gains 8 ability power per stack, receiving 2 stacks for a kill or 1 stack for an assist. This effect can stack 20 times; you lose a third of your stacks if you die. At 20 stacks, your champion's cooldowns are reduced by 15%. 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Upon dying, you lose 10 stacks of Glory. UNIQUE Passive: Dread: Grants 5 ability power per Glory. Grants 10% movement speed if you have at least 10 Glory. 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UNIQUE Passive: Torment: Dealing spell damage burns enemies for 1.5% of their maximum health per second. Lasts for 3 seconds. If their movement is impaired, they take 2.5% of their maximum health per second instead. 100 max damage per second vs monsters. [consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 32 [last_comment_ts] => 2019-02-09 19:06:51 ) ) ) [4] => Array ( [display_name] => Typical End Build [item_ids] => Array ( [0] => 40 [1] => 283 [2] => 156 [3] => 115 [4] => 98 [5] => 114 ) [description] => A very well rounded build (items are NOT in order, everything after Sorcs and Ludens are bought in different orders depending on team comps and game states) with a good mix of offense and defense. If you don't need the Grevious Wounds from Morellonomicon you can opt for Rylais when against a lot of melee champions, or any of the other AP items that seem appropriate for the game. When to buy what exactly i will discuss later in the guide. 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At 100 charges, the next spell hit expends all charges to deal 100 (+10% of ability power) bonus magic damage to up to 4 targets on hit. This applies spell effects (e.g., Spell Vamp, Rylai's, etc). 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[is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 24 [last_comment_ts] => 2017-05-04 16:11:26 ) ) ) ) [ability_builds] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [display_name] => Standard Max Order [ability_ranks] => Array ( [0] => 1 [1] => 3 [2] => 2 [3] => 2 [4] => 2 [5] => 4 [6] => 2 [7] => 1 [8] => 2 [9] => 1 [10] => 4 [11] => 1 [12] => 1 [13] => 3 [14] => 3 [15] => 4 [16] => 3 [17] => 3 ) [description] => This is the skill order you're going to want to go pretty much every game. We max W first because its reliable waveclear and poke/damage. Maxing Q first would only give us a VERY small increase in turret auto base damage (literally 3) and 20 extra base damage on every beam. We still max it second because it helps you burst and combo. Your E is your utility skill mainly used to disengage/pick and to proc lasers so it is maxed last. Maxing Q first (or putting 2-3 points in Q) CAN be considered in lanes where you can easily land stuns and proc lasers, but I generally find W max first more reliable. 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Everything in Heimers kit now procs Arcane Comet and the poke against ranged champions (champions you cant safely/consistently autoattack) is more meaningful than Summon Aery. The rest of the sorcery runes work world really well on Heim, more mana for for abilities from Manaflow Band and a ton of raw AP from Absolute Focus and Gathering Storm is all you could ever want. For the secondary runes, we go all-in on health sustain and Ravenous Hunter in-particular was nutty on Heimer because it had 1:1 healing with turret auto attacks until patch 9.7, after which its was reduced to 33% effectiveness (but its still feels very nice to have). For the stat runes, raw Ability Power and Health are the standard because Heimer loves AP and HP is the best all-around defense. The health rune should be swapped out for Armor/Magic Resist depending on the threat of the enemy laner or enemy team. More rune combinations are taken and will be discussed later in the guide. 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[client_id] => 8135 [path] => Domination [slot] => Tertiary Rune [display_order] => 11 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) ) ) [1] => Array ( [display_name] => Aery Page (VS Melee) [primary_path_reforged_rune_id] => 63 [primary_reforged_rune_ids] => Array ( [0] => 7 [1] => 35 [2] => 39 [3] => 42 ) [secondary_path_reforged_rune_id] => 62 [secondary_reforged_rune_ids] => Array ( [0] => 29 [1] => 31 ) [shards] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [type] => diamond [url] => /images/shards/diamond.png [text] => 9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP) [id] => 1 ) [1] => Array ( [type] => diamond [url] => /images/shards/diamond.png [text] => 9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP) [id] => 1 ) [2] => Array ( [type] => heart [url] => /images/shards/heart.png [text] => 15-90 HP (lvls 1-18) [id] => 6 ) ) [description] => This is the rune page i used take pretty much every single game, but since they recently changed turrets to proc Arcane Comet, I only ever take this rune into champions i can safely and consistently autoattack (melee champions). 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[i]10 min:[/i] + 8 AP or 5 AD [i]20 min:[/i] + 24 AP or 14 AD [i]30 min:[/i] + 48 AP or 29 AD [i]40 min:[/i] + 80 AP or 48 AD [i]50 min:[/i] + 120 AP or 72 AD [i]60 min:[/i] + 168 AP or 101 AD etc... [short_description] => Gain increasing amounts of AD or AD (Adaptive) over the course of the game. [client_id] => 8236 [path] => Sorcery [slot] => Tertiary Rune [display_order] => 12 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) ) [secondary_path_reforged_rune] => Array ( [reforged_rune_id] => 62 [display_name] => Domination [url] => domination [description] => Burst damage and target access. [short_description] => Burst damage and target access. 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Earn a [i]Bounty Hunter[/i] stack the first time you get a takedown on each enemy champion. Healing reduced to one third on Area of Effect abilities. [short_description] => Unique takedowns grant permanent healing from ability damage. [client_id] => 8135 [path] => Domination [slot] => Tertiary Rune [display_order] => 11 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) ) ) ) [threats] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [champion_id] => 89 [rank] => 3 [description] => Pre 6 its just a shove contest so place your turrets outside the wave so she cant just hit both the wave and your turrets with her Q. Keep in mind her charm can be blocked with your turrets if you're quick enough on the draw. Once she gets level 6 the dashes from her Ult can be annoying to deal with, but they can be predicted and theres also a short delay between when shes allowed to use them. Cleanse is an option if you're not confident in your blocking/dodging but i prefer Barrier to blow W/R/Elect/Ignite damage, which are undodgeable. [display_order] => 1 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 89 [display_name] => Ahri [url_str] => ahri [title] => The Nine-Tailed Fox [key] => [description] => Unlike other foxes that roamed the woods of southern Ionia, Ahri had always felt a strange connection to the magical world around her; a connection that was somehow incomplete. Deep inside, she felt the skin she had been born into was an ill fit for her and dreamed of one day becoming human. Her goal seemed forever out of reach, until she happened upon the wake of a human battle. It was a grisly scene, the land obscured by the forms of wounded and dying soldiers. She felt drawn to one: a robed man encircled by a waning field of magic whose life was quickly slipping away. She approached him and something deep inside of her triggered, reaching out to the man in a way she couldn't understand. His life essence poured into her, carried on invisible strands of magic. The sensation was intoxicating and overwhelming. As her reverie faded, she was delighted to discover that she had changed. Her sleek white fur had receded and her body was long and lithe, the shape of the humans who lay scattered about her. However, though she appeared human, she knew that in truth the transformation was incomplete. A cunning creature, she adapted herself to the customs of human society and used her profound gift of beauty to attract unsuspecting men. She could consume their life essences when they were under the spell of her seductive charms. Feeding on their desires brought her closer to her dream, but as she took more lives, a strange sense of regret began to well within her. She had reservations about actions which never troubled her as a fox. She realized that she could not overcome the pangs of her evolving morality. In search of a solution, Ahri found the Institute of War, home of the most gifted mages on Runeterra. They offered her a chance to attain her humanity without further harm through service in the League of Legends. 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Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush. Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire. [tip_playing_against] => Ahri's suvivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down. Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly. 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If she ever follows her Shuriken Flip you can get an easy stun on her as shes locked into the animation. If she ever gets low and hides in her cloud, you have 2 AoE abilities that can hit her and finish her off. She also has to get very close to use her Q and Passive so that can give you opportunists to land easier stuns. [display_order] => 2 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 50 [display_name] => Akali [url_str] => akali [title] => The Rogue Assassin [key] => [description] => Ionia has always been a land of wild magic, its vibrant people and powerful spirits seeking to live in harmony… but sometimes this peaceful equilibrium does not come easily. Sometimes it needs to be kept in check. The Kinkou are the self-appointed keepers of Ionia’s sacred balance. The order’s loyal acolytes walk the spirit and material realms, mediating conflicts between them and, when necessary, intervening by force. Born among their ranks was Akali, daughter of Mayym Jhomen Tethi, the renowned Fist of Shadow. Mayym and her partner Tahno raised their daughter within the Kinkou Order, under the watchful leadership of Great Master Kusho, the Eye of Twilight. Whenever her parents were called away, other members of the order stepped in as Akali’s surrogate family. Kennen, the Heart of the Tempest, spent many hours with the young girl, teaching her shuriken techniques, and emphasizing speed and agility over strength. Akali was a precocious child, and soaked up the knowledge like a sponge. It became clear to all that she would follow her parents’ path—along with the Great Master’s son and appointed successor Shen, she would lead a new generation dedicated to preserving Ionia’s balance. But balance can be fleeting. The order found itself divided. A wayward acolyte named Zed returned, and clashed violently with Kusho, wresting power in a bloody coup. Akali fled into the eastern mountains along with Mayym, Shen, Kennen, and a handful of other acolytes. Sadly, Tahno was not among them. Zed’s transformation of the Kinkou into the merciless Order of Shadow was almost complete. But, as the new Eye of Twilight, Shen intended to rebuild what had been lost. They would return to the Kinkou’s three fundamental philosophies: the pure impartiality of Watching the Stars, the passage of judgment in Coursing the Sun, and the elimination of imbalance by Pruning the Tree. Even though they were now few, they would train neophytes to restore and grow their numbers once more. When Akali came of age at fourteen, she formally entered her Kinkou training, determined to succeed her mother as the new Fist of Shadow. She was a prodigious fighter, and mastered the kama and kunai—a handheld sickle and throwing dagger. Though she did not possess the magical abilities of many of her fellow acolytes, she proved to all she was worthy of the title, in time allowing her mother to step down and help mentor the younger neophytes. But Akali’s soul was restless, and her eyes were open. Though the Kinkou and the Order of Shadow had come to an uneasy accord in the wake of the Noxian invasion of Ionia, she saw that her homeland continued to suffer. She questioned whether they were truly fulfilling their purpose. Pruning the Tree was meant to eliminate those who threatened the sacred balance... yet Shen would always urge restraint. He was holding her back. All the mantras and meditations could quiet her spirit, but such platitudes would not defeat their adversaries. Her youthful precociousness turned to outright disobedience. She argued with Shen, she defied him, and she took down Ionia’s enemies her way. In front of the whole order, she declared the impotence of the Kinkou, all its talk of spiritual balance and patience accomplishing little. Ionians were dying in the material realm, and that was the realm Akali would defend. She was trained as an assassin. She was going to be an assassin. She did not need the order anymore. Shen let her go without a fight, knowing this was a path that Akali must walk alone. Perhaps that path would bring her back one day, but that would be for her to decide. 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After level 6 shes going to be trying to shove you in constantly. If she ever tries to catch you out with a Wall + Stun theres not a lot of danger in the 1v1 because you have way more upfront burst than her so you have time to play with and burst her down. [display_order] => 3 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 25 [display_name] => Anivia [url_str] => anivia [title] => The Cryophoenix [key] => Cryophoenix [description] => In most lore, the phoenix is a creature of fire that rises from its own ashes. What few know, however, is that phoenixes are elemental beings, formed by the eternal essences of their native world. Anivia was conceived on a world such as this - a being of the coldest winter, a creature of pure elemental ice. On her world, Anivia was the protector of the frozen wastes and all those with the spirit to endure in such unforgiving places. She was consulted as a creature of great wisdom, one who could not die and who had seen the world renewed several times. Somehow, Anivia knew that the day would come when she would be plucked from her home and pulled across worlds, and when that day came, she received the call with grace. Seeing the imbalance and injustice on Runeterra, a world lacking elemental protectors, Anivia took her place at the League of Legends. Since her arrival, the Cryophoenix has chosen to live among the highest peaks of the Northern Ironspike Mountains, adjacent to the frozen wastes of Freljord. She has openly claimed this territory as her own protectorate. Surprisingly, Anivia has struck up a friendship with the yeti of this region - a friendship that grows deeper and deeper with each passing moon. She has formed a close bond with two League champions: Nunu (and Willump) and the nomad princess Ashe. In a move that caught the League by surprise, the Cryophoenix recently entreated the summoners of the Institute of War to research a means in bringing across others of her elemental fellows. As a champion, Anivia is revered with a sense of awe by most, but is not the most popular as most consider her unapproachable. Some say the world will end in fire, some in ice. Anivia awaits the inevitable latter. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Syose1O568 [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 10 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 468 [health_increase] => 65 [mana] => 396 [mana_increase] => 53 [movement_speed] => 325 [armor] => 21.2 [armor_increase] => 4 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 51.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.5 [critical_strike] => 2.5 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.4 [health_regeneration] => 5.6 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.07 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [attack_range] => 600 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.804 [health_18] => 1658 [mana_18] => 1246 [movement_speed_18] => 325 [armor_18] => 89.2 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 105.8 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 600 [tip_playing_as] => *Timing Flash Frost with Frostbite can lead to devastating combinations. *Anivia is extremely reliant on mana for Glacial Storm, try getting items with mana. *Early game her egg can be very difficult for enemy champions to kill, seize the advantage by playing aggressively. [tip_playing_against] => *Try to gannk Anivia when she's laning. With multiple people, it is easier to ensure the her egg dies. *If you're playing a ranged champion, stay far enough away from Anivia so you can dodge Flash Frost more easily. *Try to fight Anivia in the lanes. In the jungle she can block pathways with lower ranks of Crystallize. 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You can try and harass him as hes pushing but good ASol players are going to take minimal damage while doing so and eventually get you pushed in and tey roam. When you get shoved in, you HAVE to spam ping and type out that ASol is roaming to try and minimize the chance of him killing a teammate in a sidelane. Most times you wont be able to match his roams so its often best to just shove the lane and pressure the tower. ASol has to get pretty close to deal damage in teamfights, which is one advantage you have over him as you can effect the fight from further away and have more overall impact in teamfights in-general. [display_order] => 4 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 130 [display_name] => Aurelion Sol [url_str] => aurelion-sol [title] => The Star Forger [key] => [description] => Aurelion Sol once graced the vast emptiness of the cosmos with celestial wonders of his own devising. Now, he is forced to wield his awesome power at the behest of a space-faring empire that tricked him into servitude. Desiring a return to his star-forging ways, Aurelion Sol will drag the very stars from the sky, if he must, in order to regain his freedom. 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[tip_playing_against] => * Try to get inside his orbit, since his stars can't hurt you up close. * His stars disappear while stunned or silenced, giving you an easy opportunity to fight him. * He gains speed while chasing in a straight line, but taking damage makes him lose that momentum. * His Starsurge ability can grow to cover a huge area - don't stay in the same place too long! 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Her teamfight presence is also much lower because her range and AoE on her Ult/W is much lower than your RE. [display_order] => 5 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 1 [display_name] => Annie [url_str] => annie [title] => The Dark Child [key] => Annie [description] => In the time shortly before the League, there were those within the sinister city-state of Noxus who did not agree with the evils perpetrated by the Noxian High Command. The High Command had just put down a coup attempt from the self-proclaimed Crown Prince Raschallion, and a crack down on any form of dissent against the new government was underway. These political and social outcasts, known as the Gray Order, sought to leave their neighbors in peace as they pursued dark arcane knowledge. The leaders of this outcast society were a married couple: Gregori Hastur, the Gray Warlock, and his wife Amoline, the Shadow Witch. Together they led an exodus of magicians and other intelligentsia from Noxus, resettling their followers beyond the Great Barrier to the northern reaches of the unforgiving Voodoo Lands. Though survival was a challenge at times, the Gray Order's colony managed to thrive in a land where so many others would have failed. Years after the exodus, Gregori and Amoline had a child: [[Annie]]. Early on, Annie's parents knew there was something special about their daughter. At the age of two, Annie miraculously ensorcelled a shadow bear - a ferocious denizen of the petrified forests outside the colony - turning it into her pet. To this day she keeps her bear ''Tibbers'' by her side, often keeping him spellbound as a stuffed doll to be carried like a child's toy. The combination of Annie's lineage and the dark magic of her birthplace have given this little girl tremendous arcane power. It is this same girl who now finds herself as one of the most sought-after champions within the League of Legends - even by the city-state that would have exiled her parents had they not fled beforehand. "[i]Annie may be one of the most powerful champions ever to have fought in a Field of Justice. I shudder to think of her capabilities when she becomes an adult.[/i]" [space][space][space]- High Councilor Kiersta Mandrake [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 512 [health_increase] => 76 [mana] => 334 [mana_increase] => 50 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 19.2 [armor_increase] => 4 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 50.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.625 [critical_strike] => 2 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.08 [attack_range] => 625 [attack_speed] => 0.579 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.713 [health_18] => 1804 [mana_18] => 1184 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 87.2 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 95 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 625 [tip_playing_as] => [tip_playing_against] => [client_id] => 1 [riot_points] => 260 [influence_points] => 450 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d31.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 1 [views] => 24119 [view_count] => 7417046 [comments] => 3 [comment_count] => 17 [votes] => 11 [vote_count] => 20 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 579 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.471848 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 18 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-04-07 15:24:04 [last_comment_ts] => 2017-03-03 23:27:44 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 37 [create_ts] => 2009-02-21 00:00:00 ) ) [5] => Array ( [champion_id] => 121 [rank] => 4 [description] => Can be annoying, but is generally just a weak champion in most peoples hands. Azir also locks himself into a brief animation when autoattacking with his soldiers which can make it hard for him to dodge your stun. [display_order] => 6 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 121 [display_name] => Azir [url_str] => azir [title] => The Emperor of the Sands [key] => [description] => An oft-repeated legend stirs in the desert of Shurima. The swirling sands carry rumors of the ancient emperor Azir, somehow returned. Once a mortal man blinded by his own hubris, Azir has recently returned as an Ascended being with unmatched dominion over the burning sands. He seeks to restore Shurima to its former glory, but some dispute his right to rule them. Azir's power, however, is undeniable. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqH4AA-KEgQ [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 6 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 540 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 351 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 19 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 52 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.92 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.784 [health_18] => 1900 [mana_18] => 1065 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 70 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 99.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.27 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * Be careful about putting down both of the soldiers stored by Arise! Unless you're going all-in, always have a soldier in your back pocket if you need to escape over a wall or if you misposition your other soldier and need damage now. * In the lane, try to position your soldiers between the enemy's minions and the enemy champion. This way you can use both to last hit and to project threat onto your lane opponent. * Think of Emperor's Divide as a defensive ability first and foremost. Use it when the enemy engages on you or your allies. Remember that your team can walk through the soldiers summoned by Emperor's Divide and use this to your advantage when enemy melee champions engage on you. * Be a bird! [tip_playing_against] => * Azir relies on his soldiers to deal damage and can only move them so often. Try to capitalize on windows of time when his soldiers are stationary. * Azir has immense damage over a prolonged amount of time but lacks the upfront burst of other mages. Try to burst him out before he can turn a confrontation around. * Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire. [client_id] => 268 [riot_points] => 975 [influence_points] => 6300 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 0 [view_count] => 5483062 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 6 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 582 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.547766 [community_tier_list_rank] => 3 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-08-07 22:38:04 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 878 [create_ts] => 2014-09-16 00:00:00 ) ) [6] => Array ( [champion_id] => 102 [rank] => 4 [description] => You can harass her VERY hard early, to the point where you put her so far back she will struggle to recover unless she picks up a bunch of free kills. With Barrier, Nullifying Orb and the 1 MR rune she should never be able to kill you early on as well so long as you don't fall for cheese all-ins. If she does snowball though, she can very quickly get to the point where she can oneshot, but you have ample time and opportunities to prevent this from happening. In lane, so long as you dodge her Q shes pretty manageable, but if she does get fed a Zhonya's can help delay her attempts to kill you and give time for your team to close in and help (the Zhonyas timing can be pretty precise though, as Diana can 100-0 people pretty quick). [display_order] => 7 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 102 [display_name] => Diana [url_str] => diana [title] => The Scorn of the Moon [key] => [description] => An unyielding avatar of the moon's power, Diana wages a dark crusade against the sun-worshipping Solari. Though she once sought the acceptance of her people, years of futile struggle shaped her into a bitter, resentful warrior. She now presents her foes with a terrible ultimatum: revere the moon's light, or die by her crescent blade. Though she was born to the Solari, Diana's inquisitive nature set her apart from her brethren. She had always found solace and guidance in the night sky, and questioned the dominance of the sun in her society. The Solari elders responded to her challenges with only derision and punishment. Diana remained convinced, however, that if she could find evidence of the moon's power, the elders would listen to reason. For years, she studied Solari archives in solitude until she discovered an encoded message hidden in an old tome. This clue led her to a secluded valley on Mount Targon where she unearthed the hidden entrance to an ancient, sealed temple. Inside, among aging relics and faded murals, she found an ornate suit of armor and a beautiful crescent blade, both inscribed with sigils of the moon. Diana donned the armaments and returned to the Solari elders that night. She declared that the artifacts proved others had once worshipped the moon as she did. Her discovery of evidence challenging Solari dominion shocked the elders. To Diana's horror, they pronounced her a heretic and condemned her to death. As the elders prepared her for execution, Diana's anger and sorrow overwhelmed her desire for acceptance. She lifted her gaze to the sky, calling upon the moon for strength. Lunar power surged within her and she shattered her bindings. Raising her relic blade, she turned and slaughtered the elders. With the temple in ruins behind her, Diana resolved to destroy all those who would deny the power of the moon. "The sun does not reveal truth. Its light only burns and blinds." - Diana [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7WSLWcACiw [role] => Fighter [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 7 [difficulty_rating] => 4 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 589 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 297 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 345 [armor] => 26 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 53 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 150 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.864 [health_18] => 2119 [mana_18] => 977 [movement_speed_18] => 345 [armor_18] => 87.2 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 104 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 21.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 150 [tip_playing_as] => * Landing Crescent Strike is critically important, but don't be afraid to miss. The cooldown is short and the mana cost is low. * Consider when to cast Lunar Rush without Moonlight and when to wait for another Crescent Strike. * Use Moonfall and Lunar Rush to stay on targets and activate Moonsilver Blade for extra damage. [tip_playing_against] => * Dodge Crescent Strike, or move to safety if you're affected by Moonlight. * Pale Cascade orbs only last a few seconds. Avoid Diana and engage her after the shield dissipates. * Diana can play very aggressively if she uses Lunar Rush without Moonlight, but you can punish her by slowing or stunning her when she has no way to get back in position. [client_id] => 131 [riot_points] => 880 [influence_points] => 4800 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 0 [view_count] => 8935697 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 11 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 525 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.505905 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [last_comment_ts] => 2012-12-05 09:05:43 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 83 [create_ts] => 2012-08-08 00:00:00 ) ) [7] => Array ( [champion_id] => 125 [rank] => 5 [description] => So long as you dodge his stun, and most of his Qs, this is a very easy lane. Early on, you're able to harass him HEAVILY and set him very far back. If at any point he ever uses his E to jump on you or to last hit a minion, you get a free stun on him when he uses the second part (the blink) meaning unless he can oneshot you or stun you, he should never be able to kill your. If you play correctly, any all-in attempt by him should result in either you bursting him and killing him before he Ults, or just a trade of Ults. He DOES however get to the point where he can pretty quickly push waves with his Q, but you still should be able to match or out-shove him most of the time. [display_order] => 8 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 125 [display_name] => Ekko [url_str] => ekko [title] => The Boy Who Shattered Time [key] => [description] => A prodigy from the rough streets of Zaun, Ekko manipulates time to spin any situation to his advantage. Using his own invention, the Zero-Drive, he explores the branching possibilities of reality. As well as experimenting with multi-dimensional probability, Ekko spends his days running wild with the other lost children of Zaun. Though he revels in this freedom, when there's a threat to his friends, he'll endure anything to defend them. To the unknowing observer, Ekko accomplishes the impossible with ease, time and time again. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpq3liaA1U4 [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 7 [attack_rating] => 5 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 580 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 280 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 27 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 58 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 9 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 7 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.976 [health_18] => 1940 [mana_18] => 1130 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 78 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 109 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 24.3 [mana_regeneration_18] => 21 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => * Chronobreak is a potent escape tool, but it can also be quite powerful when used offensively. Don't underestimate its damage potential. * If you can proc Z-Drive Resonance on an enemy champion, it's worth taking risks to do so. The bonus movement speed makes it easy to escape. * Phase Dive's dash is a great tool for setting up Ekko's other abilities. Use it to get double hits with Timewinder or get into position to detonate Parallel Convergence. [tip_playing_against] => * Ekko is significantly weaker when his ultimate is down. Watch for the trail he leaves behind to determine if Chronobreak is available. * Ekko's stun zone takes 3 seconds to arm. Watch for the image he creates on cast and try to guess where the zone was placed. * The second hit of Timewinder does more damage than the first; try to avoid it. 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This is likely the only lane i feel like where placing your turrets can actually make the lane harder (I would probably start W over Q in this lane as well). Instead of placing your turrets near the wave, place them defensively (back further) so they cant get bounced to yet would be helpful in a gank scenario, or place them in nearby brushes or areas to act as wards. His push and threat to you otherwise is low (hes mostly just EXTREMELY annoying) but can be deadly when combined with a his jungler or if he gets a flank on you. [display_order] => 9 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 38 [display_name] => Fiddlesticks [url_str] => fiddlesticks [title] => The Harbinger of Doom [key] => FiddleSticks [description] => For nearly twenty years, Fiddlesticks has stood alone in the easternmost summoning chamber of the Institute of War. Only the burning emerald light of his unearthly gaze pierces the musty darkness of his dust-covered home. It is here that the Harbinger of Doom keeps a silent vigil. His is a cautionary tale of power run amok, taught to all summoners within the League. Decades ago, there existed a powerful rune mage from Zaun - Istvaan. At the end of the fifth Rune War, he became one of the League's first summoners. Too much a prisoner to the old ways of magic, Istvaan stepped further and further outside the rules of conduct in the League. In what was ultimately his last match, his reach finally exceeded his grasp. Sealing himself inside the easternmost summoning chamber, he began incanting the most forbidden of rituals - an extra-planar summoning. What exactly happened inside that chamber remains unknown. No champion came to represent Zaun that day in Summoner's Rift. Only silence echoed back from repeated knocks on the chamber door. The first apprentice who entered was cut down immediately by an unearthly scythe. What few who followed and survived were driven mad by fear, mere husks of men gibbering about crows and death. Afraid of the evil even Istvaan could not control, the League sealed all exits to the chamber, hoping they could contain what they could not destroy. Years went by, but the wooden figure within never moved save to slay any foolish enough to enter. Seeing no recourse to reclaim the chamber, the Council instead devised a use for Fiddlesticks: executioner. While he comes to life and seemingly abides by the rules of summoning in the Fields of Justice, what he awaits inside his chamber is unknown. His unmoving face yields no clues, and his scythe stands ready to strike down any who stand before him. Those who say 'you have nothing to fear but fear itself' have not yet felt the crows. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc_-ms5ADhk [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 524 [health_increase] => 80 [mana] => 400 [mana_increase] => 59 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20.9 [armor_increase] => 3 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 48.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.625 [critical_strike] => 1.75 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 5.6 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.09 [attack_range] => 480 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 1884 [mana_18] => 1352 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 80.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 93 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 480 [tip_playing_as] => *Use Dark Wind to rack up many minion kills, and try to use Drain on minions to get the maximum health drain. *Use Terrify on enemies before starting up Crowstorm or Drain to ensure maximum damage. [tip_playing_against] => *Avoid attacking while close to your allies. Dark wind will bounce between you and your allies extending the duration of its silence. *If Fiddlesticks has used Crowstorm, try casting a stun or slow and moving out of range until the spell dissipates. 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Even if he does land an Ult, with Barrier, Nullifying Orb and an MR rune he should never be able to burst you down post 6 unless you overstay with low HP or miss your stun. You just have to RQ + Q when he Es towards you and double beam combo him when he lands. Once you get Zhonyas he should be of 0 threat to you if you play properly. There's a potential window he can kill you between 6 and when you get Zhonyas if he gets enough items so you just have to be careful in that time frame. [display_order] => 10 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 87 [display_name] => Fizz [url_str] => fizz [title] => The Tidal Trickster [key] => [description] => Centuries ago, an ancient water-dwelling race built a hidden city beneath a mountain in the sea. Though these creatures had their enemies, the city was an impenetrable fortress, and, in the safety it provided, they grew complacent. Fizz, however, harbored a curious spirit that could not be satisfied living so cushioned a life. Unable to resist the allure of danger, Fizz had a habit of sneaking out of the city to look for trouble. In his many adventures he grew to be a powerful fighter with a keen resourcefulness that let him skirt danger with clever ease. One day, Fizz returned to find the city abandoned: his people had vanished, leaving Fizz without a clue to explain their disappearance. With nothing left in the city to keep him, Fizz salvaged an enchanted trident from the ruins and set out alone. For years, Fizz wandered the ocean, using the skills he'd learned during his adventures as a young boy to survive. Finally, Fizz discovered the port of Bilgewater. He was fascinated with the existence of life above the water and could not resist exploring the island. In his endless curiosity, Fizz inadverently meddled in the affairs of the humans who lived there and his presence did not go unnoticed. His mischief angered many residents who eventually sought to capture or kill him. Fizz found himself cornered, and he prepared to return to the sea despite the fondness he'd come to hold for Bilgewater. As he stood at the docks, a massive dragon-shark attacked the port. Fizz defeated the beast, using his resourcefulness and knowledge of the creatures' weaknesses to his advantage. Having earned the gratitude and respect of the humans, Fizz decided to stay in Bilgewater. He joined the League of Legends to further serve his new home. ''Fizz makes even the saltiest sailors of Bilgewater look like drunken landlubbers in a fight. Good thing he's on our side.'' -- Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATbmKP9RoXI [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 7 [attack_rating] => 6 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 559 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 317 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 22.4 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 58 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 8.2 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 175 [attack_speed] => 0.658 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 1.005 [health_18] => 2021 [mana_18] => 946 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 80.2 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 109 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 20.1 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 175 [tip_playing_as] => * Since Fizz can move through units, find opportunities in lane to walk through minions and apply your 'Seastone Trident' ability - the damage will rapidly add up as the opponent's Health drops. * Fizz's ultimate ability, 'Chum the Waters', can be aimed at an enemy or towards the area where you think they'll be going. * Fizz's spells scale off Ability Power - consider getting items like Rod of Ages or Rylai's Crystal Scepter against teams that have high burst threat - and items like Rabadon's Deathcap if you think you can survive without the Health. [tip_playing_against] => *Fizz becomes extremely deadly when your Health reaches critical levels - each of Fizz's autoattacks apply a damage over time effect that rapidly grows in damage as your Health becomes lower - stay healthy when fighting Fizz, if possible. *Fizz is best in extended skirmishes - don't chase Fizz if you can help it! 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First if he goes Mercury Tread + Rod of Ages Or full tank, you will be unable to kill him ever and it will turn into just a farm lane. Secondly, if they have a dive jungler (like Jarvan IV) his ult can be deadly. [display_order] => 11 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 57 [display_name] => Galio [url_str] => galio [title] => The Colossus [key] => [description] => Outside the gleaming city of Demacia, the stone colossus Galio keeps vigilant watch. Build as a bulwark against enemy mages, he often stands motionless for decades until the presence of powerful magic stirs him to life. Once activated, Galio makes the most of his time, savoring the thrill of a fight and the rare honor of defending his countrymen. But his triumphs are always bittersweet, for the magic he destroys is also his source of re-animation, and each victory leaves him dormant once again. 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Now, its still very very hard, but a bit more manageable now that you can actually burst her early. Before shes able to one-shot your turrets with Q you have a lot of time to be able poke/harass and get an early kill, but once she gets sheen and can oneshot your turrets with Q, you have to give over lane control and play reactively unless you're already far ahead of her. During the laning phase in general, just dodge her E stun as thats a lot of her threat. When she tries to all-in you, you want RQ + Q, E (when she jumps on you for a point blank stun), Q, W for maximum burst generally. With the W not reducing AP damage now you have a good chance to burst her down and kill her or force summoners now, but there gets a point in the game where she can eventually just run you over. If you have to face Irelia top instead of mid, i would dodge the game, the longer lane makes this matchup a LOT harder than it already is. [display_order] => 12 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 64 [display_name] => Irelia [url_str] => irelia [title] => The Blade Dancer [key] => [description] => The Noxian occupation of Ionia produced many heroes, none more unlikely than young Irelia of Navori. Trained in the ancient dances of her province, she adapted her art for war, using the graceful and carefully practised movements to levitate a host of deadly blades. After proving herself as a fighter, she was thrust into the role of resistance leader and figurehead, and to this day remains dedicated to the preservation of her homeland. 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Once he gets Mercury Treads + Hexdrinker, the matchup gets a lot harder to deal with because you might not be able to burst him down anymore before he kills you. Eventually though, you just outscale him and have a bigger teamfight presence than him, so you just have to survive the midgame and late earlygame. [display_order] => 13 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 100 [display_name] => Jayce [url_str] => jayce [title] => The Defender of Tomorrow [key] => [description] => Armed with wit, charm, and his signature transforming hammer, Jayce lives to protect his native Piltover. Long before his nation called him a hero, however, he was a promising young inventor. When Piltover commissioned him to study a rare arcane crystal, Jayce discovered it could be used as a vast energy source. Eager to make a name for himself, he began developing a device to harness its power. Word of the crystal's potential reached beyond the borders of Piltover. Viktor, the machine-augmented scientist from Zaun, brought Jayce an offer – together, they could use the crystal to advance his "glorious evolution," a vision of humanity fused with technology. Jayce refused, but the Zaunite had no intention of leaving empty handed. He effortlessly blasted Jayce aside and seized the crystal, incinerating the lab's meager security force as he left for Zaun. Jayce implored the Piltover government to respond, but the officials refused to support an act of aggression. He decided to act alone, realizing that if no one struck back, Piltover would never be safe. Jayce returned to the lab to prepare for his attack. After intense research, development, and hands-on testing, he emerged with his crowning achievement – the Mercury Hammer. Weapon in hand, Jayce marched to Zaun and began his one-man assault. Viktor's acolytes rushed to stop him, but Jayce smashed them aside, fighting his way into the heart of the lab. Inside, Jayce saw the horrifying brilliance of Viktor's creations, all powered by the energy of the arcane crystal. He realized that his only option was to destroy the power source, but Viktor stood in his way. Though their clash left both scientists heavily wounded, Jayce managed a desperate strike at the crystal. He shattered it and escaped as Viktor's machines erupted in flames. When he returned home, exhausted but victorious, the citizens of Piltover hailed Jayce as a hero. He reveled in the adoration, but knew that his actions had drawn the attention of dangerous enemies. Now devoted to the defense of his people, Jayce is Piltover's best hope for a bright future. "Trust me: if we're smart, Piltover can stand strong against any threat. Hey, I'm living proof." ―Jayce [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2YuyBZ_zMU&feature=player_embedded [role] => Fighter [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 3 [attack_rating] => 8 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 571 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 357 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 22.4 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 50.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.3 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.658 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.993 [health_18] => 2101 [mana_18] => 986 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 81.9 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 109.9 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 20.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => *Be sure to switch stances often. It will enhance your attacks and grant you quick bursts of speed. *If you find yourself taking lots of damage, try using Jayce's Hammer Stance, as it grants you additional defenses. *For increased range and damage, try casting Shock Blast through the Acceleration Gate. [tip_playing_against] => *Jayce can attack in melee or at range. Pay attention to his stance and weapon color to know how he is going to attack. *If you see Jayce drop his Acceleration Gate, be careful, he is probably about to cast Shock Blast. *Jayce is strong in the early game. If he gains the advantage, play defensively. 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Heimer can also have a lot more teamfight presence than Karthus since your RE outranges all of his kit besides his ult. [display_order] => 14 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 21 [display_name] => Karthus [url_str] => karthus [title] => The Deathsinger [key] => Lich [description] => Karthus is a harbinger of oblivion, zealously devoted to the beauty and clarity of death. Even in his youth, he was utterly obsessed with mortality, growing ever more relentless in the pursuit of his dark desires. Yearning to be one with death itself, Karthus journeyed to the Shadow Isles and willingly offered himself to undeath. Karthus transformed into the Deathsinger, a dread lich existing solely to deliver the blessed gift of annihilation. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSKw3m7JGvg [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 75 [mana] => 373 [mana_increase] => 61 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20.9 [armor_increase] => 3.5 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 45.7 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.25 [critical_strike] => 1.75 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 6.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.08 [attack_range] => 450 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 1791 [mana_18] => 1410 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 80.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 100.9 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 450 [tip_playing_as] => *Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes. *Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions. [tip_playing_against] => *Karthus can cast spells for a short duration after his is killed. Move away from his corpse to be safe. *Make sure you always have enough health to survive Requiem, even if you have to go back to the base more frequently to heal. 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A good Kassadin player will get out of laning phase only slightly behind, and from there the champion grows into a monstrosity to the point where he can 1v9 at level 16. Hes not the worst to deal with because he CAN be heavily set back early still with a good stun or jungle assistance, and CAN be shut down later with CC, but he still sometimes can be a nightmare to deal with. Thankfully, there aren't that many Kassadin players on the ladder. [display_order] => 15 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 27 [display_name] => Kassadin [url_str] => kassadin [title] => The Void Walker [key] => Voidwalker [description] => There is a place between dimensions and between worlds. To some it is known as the Outside, to others it is the Unknown. To most, however, it is called the Void. Despite its name, the Void is not an empty place, but rather the home of unspeakable things, horrors not meant for minds of men. Though such knowledge is lost in modern times, there are those who have unwittingly discovered what lies beyond, and they have been unable to turn away. Kassadin is such a creature. He was once a man forced to look upon the face of the Void and forever changed by what he saw. Once a seeker of forbidden knowledge, he discovered that what he sought was something else entirely. He is one of the few that has found his way to forgotten Icathia and lived to tell the tale, following the scant breadcrumbs hidden in ancient texts. Within a decaying cyclopean city, Kassadin found secrets of the kind that he will never share - secrets that made him quake with fear at the visions of things to come that were thrust upon him. The power of the place threatened to consume him forever, but Kassadin took the only route available to him in order to survive - he let the Void inside him. Miraculously, he was able to overcome the alien urges that went with it, and he emerged as something more than human. Though a part of him died that day, he knows that he must protect Valoran from the things scratching at the door, waiting to get in and visit their torments upon the world. They are only one step away... something to which the appearance of the abomination known as Cho'Gath attests. If you look upon the Void, you can't put it behind you. If you look upon Kassadin, he is probably already there. 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[tip_playing_against] => *it is important ot harass Kassadin in order to make him hesitate about using Riftwalk. [client_id] => 38 [riot_points] => 790 [influence_points] => 3150 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d3338.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 1 [views] => 21024 [view_count] => 5008586 [comments] => 4 [comment_count] => 13 [votes] => 12 [vote_count] => 22 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 546 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.44359 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 20 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-02-27 00:29:28 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-11-11 11:24:01 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 0 [create_ts] => 2009-08-07 00:00:00 ) ) [15] => Array ( [champion_id] => 36 [rank] => 4 [description] => Before 6 you can poke/harass/deny her pretty hard, just be sure to watch out for daggers she might be looking to Shunpo to. After 6, you have to hold onto your E stun pretty much for the rest of the laning phase (unless you're quickly clearing a wave from a distance before backing) so that you can stun her if she tries to Ult near you. Holding onto your stun negates most of the kill pressure she will have on you meaning shes going to be even or behind, making her pretty useless. She might eventually just sack the lane and look for roams for easy kills so just be sure to aggressively call her roams out to your team. [display_order] => 16 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 36 [display_name] => Katarina [url_str] => katarina [title] => The Sinister Blade [key] => Katarina [description] => As a militaristic state, it would perhaps come as no surprise that the primary responsibilities of Noxian women are raising strong children and providing succor for husbands who walk the path of soldiery. There are some, however, for whom nurture is not nature, and Katarina is just such a creature. Born the daughter of the feared Noxian General Du Couteau, the girl was always more interested in her father's knives than in the dresses, jewelry, and other trifles that her sisters spent so much time fussing over. A childhood dispute soon unveiled her uncanny knack for bloodshed, and her father, ever the opportunist, happily fostered her killer instincts. After training under the tutelage of the finest assassins the mighty city-state had to offer, Katarina first cut her teeth performing assassinations in the Ionian War. There, her ruthless mastery of the knife and dagger combined with her sadistic temperament to earn her the title Sinister Blade, a moniker that would follow her for the remainder of her career. She is most famous, however, for her exploits in the campaigns against Demacia, especially those surrounding her engagements with the nation's champion, Garen; a rivalry that began when she recovered the remains of Sion from a vanguard under his protection. With the demand for warfare somewhat arrested by the tenuous peace settling over Valoran, Katarina sought the allure of violence in its last remaining haven: The League of Legends. Some might say it was an inevitability that Katarina's chosen path would draw her to become a champion of the League, continuing to enforce the will of Noxus and bring prestige of war to her noble family. There, she continues to perform her bloody work - esteemed and reviled, feared and adored. "The Sinister Blade of Noxus is like a black widow - beautiful, but deadly." - Garen, the Might of Demacia, following a skirmish in the field [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soCg5RbgYIA [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 4 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 590 [health_increase] => 75 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 28 [armor_increase] => 4 [magic_resistance] => 32 [magic_resistance_increase] => 1.25 [attack_damage] => 58.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 2 [critical_strike] => 3.45 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.55 [health_regeneration] => 7.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.658 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.965 [health_18] => 1984 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 87.5 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.3 [attack_damage_18] => 112.8 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.4 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => *Try waiting until the other team is distracted with fighting your team, and use Shunpo to teleport into the fray and unleash a devastating Death Lotus. *Using Shunpo on an allied Champion, minion or ward can be a great escape tactic. [tip_playing_against] => *Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her. *Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus. [client_id] => 55 [riot_points] => 790 [influence_points] => 3150 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d3535.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 33154 [view_count] => 8613413 [comments] => 5 [comment_count] => 16 [votes] => 14 [vote_count] => 19 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 651 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.435945 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 11 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-03-03 14:16:48 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-02-13 11:21:41 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 689 [create_ts] => 2009-09-19 00:00:00 ) ) [16] => Array ( [champion_id] => 49 [rank] => 3 [description] => Not a hard lane, just a few things that you have to be wary of. Before 6 since Kennen has no ranged AoE, you can actually stack your turrets on each other inside the minion wave, which will prevent him from clearing them with anything but autos or unless hes dumb enough to walk onto them to try to AoE them with E + W. Post 6 he will be looking for a flash + Ult so just be wary of that and be ready to either flash yourself or stun him and prevent him from engaging on you too heavily. [display_order] => 17 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 49 [display_name] => Kennen [url_str] => kennen [title] => The Heart of the Tempest [key] => Kennen [description] => There exists an ancient order originating in the Ionian Isles dedicated to the preservation of balance. Order, chaos, light, darkness -- all things must exist in perfect harmony for such is the way of the universe. This order is known as the Kinkou and it employs a triumvirate of shadow warriors to uphold its causes in the world. Kennen is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Coursing the Sun - tirelessly conveying the justice of the Kinkou. Kennen was born in Bandle City and it was said that in his first living moments he bolted first from the womb and second from the midwife who delivered him. His parents had thought that he would outgrow his boundless energy, but as he matured his energy found no limits and was matched only by his unnerving speed. Despite his astonishing gifts, he remained unnoticed (or at least uncaught, as he was quite the prankster) until, on a dare, he ran straight up the great outer wall of the Placidium. When word of this feat reached Kinkou ears, Kennen was quickly and quietly brought in for an audience. He found that the role of the Heart of the Tempest suited him, frenetically delivering both the word and the punishments of the Kinkou across the realm. He now works with his fellows Akali and Shen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice. The Heart of the Tempest beats eternal... and those beaten remember eternally. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmYVifYPFsY [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 7 [attack_rating] => 6 [difficulty_rating] => 4 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 536 [health_increase] => 75 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 24.3 [armor_increase] => 3.55 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 50.5 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.11 [critical_strike] => 3 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.5 [health_regeneration] => 5.6 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.123 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.687 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 1.084 [health_18] => 1879 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 88.1 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 106.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.6 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm on them. * Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward. * You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge. [tip_playing_against] => * Consider playing a bit more cautiously around Kennen when you have a Mark of the Storm debuff. If he hits you with 3 Marks of the Storm, you will get stunned. * Kennen is flimsy by nature - turn and attack him if he gets careless with Lightning Rush. 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You CAN stun her while she uses W towards you but it can be difficult and only disengages, as unless shes low you can't burst her before she swaps back. You can also W her preemptively if you predict shes going to W you, which can be a nice trade in your favor, especially if shes near your turrets. Additionally, you can block her chain with your turrets if you're fast enough. After 6 shes a lot harder to deal with because she has access to 2 dashes, making it a lot harder to actually land a stun on her. Recently, LeBlanc was nerfed though, so it made the matchup quite a bit easier. [display_order] => 18 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 63 [display_name] => LeBlanc [url_str] => leblanc [title] => The Deceiver [key] => LeBlanc [description] => Every city has its dark side, even one whose reputation is already of a questionable hue. Noxus - though its name is already invoked with a mixture of reverence and revulsion - is no exception to this simple truth. Deep within the winding dungeons that honeycomb the earth beneath its dark, meandering streets lies the real underbelly of this sprawling metropolis, a haven for all manner of malevolence. Amongst the cults, covens, and secret societies that call this labyrinth their home, LeBlanc, the Deceiver, presides over the Black Rose, a remnant from a lost, yet similarly unscrupulous time in Noxian history. Ruthless and seemingly ageless, LeBlanc and her ilk were a mainstay in Noxian political affairs during the era before the militarization of the Noxian government. In those days, this guild of powerful magicians met in secret to further their hidden agenda, and to hone a craft more subtle than that preferred by those currently in power. While their exact motives have always remained mysterious, it was widely believed that the Black Rose was the true power behind the throne while the aristocracy still reigned in Noxus. When raw martial prowess became the ultimate determination of whose will held sway in the Empire, the Black Rose seemed to vanish overnight. Many believed that perhaps their time had simply passed, and that its members had put aside their quests for social and political dominance. When LeBlanc reemerged at the gates of the Institute of War, however, it became clear that these masters of shadow and flame had simply been biding their time, waiting for a new global authority to emerge: the League of Legends. "The world is very different for those who cannot see beyond what is placed before their very eyes." -LeBlanc, the Deceiver [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we5LawDUcCM [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 334 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 21.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.774 [health_18] => 1876 [mana_18] => 1184 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 81.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 114.4 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.75 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * The damage of a mimicked ability is based off the rank of the basic ability. It is important to consider the utility of the spell versus its damage output. * Using Distortion can help your positioning to land Ethereal Chains. * You can chain Sigil of Silence and Ethereal Chains to prevent characters with blink from escaping for up to 4 seconds. [tip_playing_against] => * Stunning or silencing LeBlanc will prevent her from activating the return part of her Distortion. * Stay behind minions to make Ethereal Chains difficult to land and force her to use Distortion in a suboptimal manner. 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Combined with a high damage/CC jungler though it can be tricky, but you can often still get a trade kill back out of it. If she ever uses her Ult on herself, you can catch her when she comes out of it, or if she uses it on a teammate, shes pretty vulnerable herself (although still be wary of aftershocks resists which protect her from burst). Often a great matchup to take Cleanse into, ESPECIALLY of the enemy jungler is a high damage or high CC champion [display_order] => 19 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 113 [display_name] => Lissandra [url_str] => lissandra [title] => the Ice Witch [key] => [description] => Lissandra’s magic twists the pure power of ice into something dark and terrible. With the force of her black ice, she does more than freeze – she impales and crushes those who oppose her. To the terrified denizens of the north, she is known only as “The Ice Witch.” The truth is much more sinister: Lissandra is a corruptor of nature who plots to unleash an ice age on the world. Centuries ago, Lissandra betrayed her tribe to evil creatures, known as the Frozen Watchers, in return for power. That was the last day that warm blood ran through her veins. With her corrupted tribesmen and the strength of the Watchers, she swept across the land like a terrible blizzard. As her empire spread, the world grew colder and ice choked the land. When the Watchers were defeated by ancient heroes, Lissandra did not lose faith and swore to prepare the world for their return. Lissandra worked to purge all knowledge of the Watchers from the world. Using magic to take human form, she masqueraded as numerous seers and elders. Over the course of generations, she rewrote the stories of the Freljord, and so the history of its people changed. Today the fragmented retellings of the Watchers are seen as children’s tales. But this deception wasn’t enough – Lissandra also needed an army. She set her sights on the noble Frostguard tribe. Lissandra knew corrupting the Frostguard would take centuries, and so she launched her greatest deception. She murdered and stole the identity of the Frostguard leader. Then she slowly began to warp the tribe’s proud traditions. When her human form grew old, she faked her own death and then murdered her successor to steal her identity. With each generation, the Frostguard grew more insular, cruel and twisted. Today, the world still sees them as a noble and peaceful tribe that guards against evil creatures like the Ice Witch. In truth, they now serve the witch and long for the glorious return of the Watchers. Lissandra knows that on that day nations will fall and the world will be reborn in ice. “Close your eyes and let the cold take you.” - Lissandra [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xsCp5lBceTA [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 5 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 506 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 304 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 325 [armor] => 20.2 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 53 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.9 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 5.7 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.778 [health_18] => 1781 [mana_18] => 1324 [movement_speed_18] => 325 [armor_18] => 83.1 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 98.9 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.3 [mana_regeneration_18] => 12.5 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * You can instantly use your ultimate on yourself by pressing the self cast key and the ultimate key at once (alt+R by default). * Casting Glacial Path and then running in the opposite direction will leave your enemies uncertain which way you will actually go. * Lissandra's abilities are shorter range than those of many mages. As a result, buying items that offer both ability power and defense, like Zhonya's Hourglass and Abyssal Scepter, can be a great choice to help her both survive and deal damage. [tip_playing_against] => * The best way to stop Lissandra from moving using her Glacial Path is to immobilize her before she reactivates it. * Lissandra's Ring of Frost has a long cooldown at early ranks; engage her while it's on cooldown. * Lissandra's Ice Shard only slows the first unit it hits. Approach Lissandra from behind your team's minions to avoid being slowed. 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While shoving her in watch her go OOM while you have plenty of mana to spare, and even if she ever roots you with Q, early on she doesn't have enough damage to burst you (especially with Barrier) and you can also RE her while she goes to Ult because shes stuck in the animation, disengaging her all-in or potentially just killing her instead. [display_order] => 20 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 62 [display_name] => Lux [url_str] => lux [title] => The Lady of Luminosity [key] => [description] => Born to the prestigious Crownguards, the paragon family of Demacian service, Luxanna was destined for greatness. She grew up as the family's only daughter, and she immediately took to the advanced education and lavish parties required of families as high profile as the Crownguards. As Lux matured, it became clear that she was extraordinarily gifted. She could play tricks that made people believe they had seen things that did not actually exist. She could also hide in plain sight. Somehow, she was able to reverse engineer arcane magical spells after seeing them cast only once. She was hailed as a prodigy, drawing the affections of the Demacian government, military, and citizens alike. As one of the youngest women to be tested by the College of Magic, she was discovered to possess a unique command over the powers of light. The young Lux viewed this as a great gift, something for her to embrace and use in the name of good. Realizing her unique skills, the Demacian military recruited and trained her in covert operations. She quickly became renowned for her daring achievements; the most dangerous of which found her deep in the chambers of the Noxian High Command. She extracted valuable inside information about the Noxus-Ionian conflict, earning her great favor with Demacians and Ionians alike. However, reconnaissance and surveillance was not for her. A light of her people, Lux's true calling was the League of Legends, where she could follow in her brother's footsteps and unleash her gifts as an inspiration for all of Demacia. ''Her guiding light makes enemies weary, but they should worry most when the light fades.'' -- Garen, The Might of Demacia [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJB6JWDESWU [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 5 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 478 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 384 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 330 [armor] => 18.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 53.5 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.77 [health_18] => 1821 [mana_18] => 1183 [movement_speed_18] => 330 [armor_18] => 86.7 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 109.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * Lux has great zone control abilities, try to setup Lucent Singularity to prevent an enemy's advance or escape. * If you have trouble landing Prismatic Barrier, remember that it returns to you after it reaches max range. Try positioning yourself to hit your allies with its return trip. * Lucent Singularity is a great scouting tool. Try throwing it into brush before walking into it to check for ambushes. [tip_playing_against] => * Lux has powerful zone control abilities. Try to spread out and attack from different directions so she cannot lock down a specific area. * When retreating with low health, be prepared to dodge Lux's Finales Funkeln, a red targeting beam fires prior to the main beam, so try to move to the side if possible. [client_id] => 99 [riot_points] => 790 [influence_points] => 3150 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 0 [view_count] => 6829695 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 14 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 653 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.421746 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-04-10 10:07:37 [last_comment_ts] => 2017-07-21 12:32:37 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 244 [create_ts] => 2010-10-19 00:00:00 ) ) [20] => Array ( [champion_id] => 52 [rank] => 3 [description] => The main thing Malzahar does is shove, so if as you're able beat or match his push you've already negated a lot of his presence in the game. Focus mainly on keeping up with his shove and wait for teamfights, as you have a greater presence in them than he does. Malzahar can only Ult one person in teamfights and you can not only Ult multiple people but he is completely vulnerable to being oneshot by you if he doesn't Ult you. In lane, poke his shield off with autos or by fanning your W, and you can E his voidlings, killing them all and hurting his pushing power. Unfortunately he MAY get some early kills on you with flash Ults + his jungler ganking, which theres really nothing you can do about that. If worst comes to worst you can always just but a Quicksilver Sash as well. [display_order] => 21 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 52 [display_name] => Malzahar [url_str] => malzahar [title] => The Prophet of the Void [key] => [description] => Many men have gone mad beneath the glare of the Shurima sun, but it was during the night's chilling embrace that Malzahar relinquished his sanity. Malhazar was born a seer, blessed with the gift of prophecy. His talent, though unrefined, promised to be one of Runeterra's greatest boons, but destiny plotted him another course; his sensitivity to the roiling tides of fate allowed other, unwelcome things to tug at his subconscious mind. In his dreams, where the veil of separation is thinnest, a sinister thing beckoned. For some time, Malzahar was able to resist its prodding solicitation, but with each passing night the voice grew louder, or perhaps deeper, until he could withstand the call no more. He ventured into the desert without supplies, drawn by the lure of a specious charm. His destination: a lost civilization to the east, known to ancient texts as Icathia. Few believed such a place ever existed, and those who did were certain that the sands had long since devoured whatever remained. When Malzahar's cracked feet finally failed him, he found himself kneeling at the base of a bizarre crumbling obelisk. Beyond it lay the alien geometry of a ruined city and the giant decaying idols of dark and horrific gods. His eyes, seeing what others cannot, and what none should, were filled with the essence of the Void. His once shifting visions of the future were replaced with the immutable promise of Valoran beset by creatures of the Void. Standing alone, but not alone, amidst the echoing dunes, he noticed the familiar voice escape his own lips in a parched rasp, bearing three words whose weight trembled his knees. League of Legends. Now infused with the power of the void itself, Malzahar set off to the north to seek his fate. "The land may melt, the sea may swell, the sky may fall... but They will come." - Malzahar [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC5ScnEH-Rc [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 514 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 326 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 18 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.7 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 500 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.77 [health_18] => 1874 [mana_18] => 1091 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 79.5 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 105.7 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 500 [tip_playing_as] => * Don't be afraid of spamming skills to get your Voidlings into action. * Lay down a Null Zone before using Nether Grasp to maximize damage. [tip_playing_against] => * Voidlings can only survive on the battlefield for 21 seconds, make sure to use this information to your advantage. * Avoid minion waves which have been affected by Malefic Visions, you never know when they may die and pass the visions onto you. [client_id] => 90 [riot_points] => 880 [influence_points] => 4800 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 21310 [view_count] => 4903737 [comments] => 1 [comment_count] => 12 [votes] => 8 [vote_count] => 8 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 625 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.42336 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 8 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-02-04 10:50:00 [last_comment_ts] => 2015-03-12 06:30:16 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 255 [create_ts] => 2010-06-01 00:00:00 ) ) [21] => Array ( [champion_id] => 46 [rank] => 2 [description] => Mordekaiser is a very polarizing lane. Sometimes you'll dumpster them, other times they will dumpster you. I think if the Mord player is actually really experienced, its an easy lane for them. They should be negating most of your poke with their healing and shielding and just shoving you in and scaling. Mord is still pretty vulnerable early as he is immobile so hes vulnerable to ganks and still can possibly be bursted down through his shield. [display_order] => 22 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 46 [display_name] => Mordekaiser [url_str] => mordekaiser [title] => The Iron Revenant [key] => Mordekaiser [description] => The vicious wraith Mordekaiser is among the most terrifying and hateful of spirits that haunt the Shadow Isles. Entombed in ancient armor, the Master of Metal is said to be the first of the unliving, a revenant who existed even before the Shadow Isles were wrought. His twisted soul thrives on his own suffering, as well as the anguish he inflicts upon others. Those who dare face Mordekaiser in battle risk a horrific curse: he enslaves his victims' souls to become instruments of destruction. [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Fighter [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 7 [attack_rating] => 4 [difficulty_rating] => 4 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 575 [health_increase] => 76 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 39 [armor_increase] => 3.31 [magic_resistance] => 32 [magic_resistance_increase] => 1.18 [attack_damage] => 65 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.278 [critical_strike] => 2.5 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.425 [health_regeneration] => 4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.104 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 175 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.731 [health_18] => 2105 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 107 [magic_resistance_18] => 57.5 [attack_damage_18] => 133 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 175 [tip_playing_as] => *You can control a pet by holding down the alt key and using the right mouse button. *Sometimes the best defense is more offense; use Mordekaiser's abilities to charge up his shield. *Remember that Children of the Grave can be used defensively because of its lifesteal component. [tip_playing_against] => *Mordekaiser's abilities charge up his shield, making him tougher to kill over time. Try focusing fire on Morderkaiser to burst him down. *Keep your distance and don't stand near creep waves since he'll be aiming Siphon of Destruction at them. 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Also its worth noting your RE can pop her E Black Shield on the first bounce and stun her on a subsequent bounce. [display_order] => 23 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 16 [display_name] => Morgana [url_str] => morgana [title] => The Fallen [key] => FallenAngel [description] => There is a world far away populated by graceful and beautiful winged beings gifted with immortality, where an ancient conflict still rages. Like so many conflicts, this war split families. One side proclaimed themselves as beings of perfect order and justice, fighting to unite the world under their law and strong central governance. Those that fought against them saw their kin as tyrants, creatures incapable of seeing the larger view, who would sacrifice individuality and freedom for the illusion of efficiency and safety. Morgana was one who fought against what she perceived as the tyranny of her kind, and for that she was branded ''fallen.'' Morgana was not innocent, having plumbed forgotten ways to gather forbidden might to become a powerful mistress of the black arts. This goal was driven by her obsession to defeat the general of the opposition's army - her sister, Kayle. While the two were in fact birth-sisters, Kayle struck the first blow by disowning any filial connection when Morgana refused to join her cause. Eventually, Morgana grew in power enough to not only reach, but challenge Kayle. As the time approached when the two would meet in what could be their final conflict, Morgana was suddenly summoned to Valoran. At first, Morgana made a deal with the League's summoners to fight in exchange for greater power. With the advent of Kayle into the League, Morgana now willingly fights in the League of Legends for the privilege of being able to destroy her sister again, and again, and again. She lies in wait for the day the bonds of the Institute of War no longer hold her, and on that day she plans to destroy Kayle once and for all and return home a hero. "There is no rest while Kayle's brand of tyranny still exists." - Morgana [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqJAvwCmoF0 [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 1 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 548 [health_increase] => 86 [mana] => 341 [mana_increase] => 60 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 25.4 [armor_increase] => 3.8 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 55.5 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.8 [critical_strike] => 1.9 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.3 [health_regeneration] => 5.7 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [mana_regeneration] => 8.5 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.09 [attack_range] => 450 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.788 [health_18] => 2010 [mana_18] => 1361 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 90 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 115 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 22.1 [attack_range_18] => 450 [tip_playing_as] => *Shrewd use of Black Shield can determine the outcome of team fights. *Items that provide survivability allow Morgana to become extremely difficult to kill in conjunction with Black Shield and Soul Shackle. [tip_playing_against] => *Focus on killing Morgana early to prevent her from obtaining late game items. *Morgana often needs to land Dark Binding to setup her other attacks, try to keep minions between you and her as shields against Dark Binding. 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Shes able to empower her root off your turrets and stun you for 1.8 - 3.0 seconds which is an insanely long CC so you have to be VERY careful with your positioning against her. She also pretty easily clears your turrets with her abilities. If she ever tries to Ult you, you can combo her with RQ and disengage, trade, or just kill her instead outright, especially if you've kept healthy and have Barrier. She CAN have as big of a teamfight impact as you but you can at least do that from a safer distance at least. [display_order] => 24 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 147 [display_name] => Neeko [url_str] => neeko [title] => The Curious Chameleon [key] => [description] => Hailing from a long lost tribe of vastaya, Neeko can blend into any crowd by borrowing the appearances of others, even absorbing something of their emotional state to tell friend from foe in an instant. No one is ever sure where—or who—Neeko might be, but those who intend to do her harm will soon witness her true colors revealed, and feel the full power of her primordial spirit magic unleashed upon them. Neeko was born on a remote and largely unknown island, far to the east, where the last members of an ancient vastayan tribe remained isolated from the rest of the world. They were called the Oovi-Kat, and could trace their lineage generation by generation back to the legendary Vastayashai’rei—the ancestors of all vastaya. The Oovi-Kat were peaceful beings, of unrivaled potential. Their harmonious society blended seamlessly with the spirit realm, so that their sho’ma—their spiritual essence—could intermingle with other beings through mere proximity, and even help them mimic other physical forms. No secrets existed between the Oovi-Kat, but few were as curious, resilient, or energetic as young Neeko. She developed a fondness for games, hiding trinkets and thoughts to see if others could find them. Her inquisitive nature knew no bounds, and she was pure and innocent in her charmed existence. But it was not to last. Cataclysm loomed on the horizon. Thanks to the quick thinking and self-sacrifice of the Oovi-Kat elders, Neeko escaped the death of her homeland. She clumsily took the form of a bird, and fled the smoldering destruction, feeling the screams of her people fading into the ethereal gulf between realms. Days later, desperate and exhausted, Neeko plummeted into the sea. She clung to driftwood, entirely at the mercy of the currents, until an odd silhouette rose into view. She could hear voices carrying over the waves, and so she swam toward the strange structure. With the last of her strength, she crept aboard what turned out to be a mercantile vessel destined for Harelport. Neeko rested where she could, calling out into the spirit realm for her lost tribe. She felt only scattered, sad echoes in response, and images of towering, dead trees that lay somewhere over a fragile horizon… When Neeko emerged from the ship into the city, it was a strange and unfamiliar new world. All her senses tingled. Many a creature, even another Oovi-Kat, might be afraid in that situation—but not Neeko. The society bustled with unique personalities, strangers with a vast array of motives and shapes. This was a place of countless stories and experiences, and it entranced her completely. Before she could get far, she was spotted by a vastayan sailor named Krete. Neeko could not understand all his words, but he demanded to know which tribe she belonged to. Neeko reached out with her sho’ma, mimicking his face and expression to make her peaceful intentions understood, but Krete did not seem to like this at all. Overwhelmed by his darkening thoughts, Neeko fled into the crowd, altering her shape many times until she escaped. Surrounded by lush, tropical greenery in the hinterlands beyond Harelport, Neeko grappled with her recent experiences. She simply could not understand how anyone might rely solely on words as their singular form of communication. It seemed so… limiting? Seeking solace, she took on the shape of the sleek jungle cats she encountered among the trees, and tried to run with them. Neeko loved being fast and agile, and their bright, keen eyes reminded her of home—until, quite unexpectedly, the leader transformed into a beautiful, strong, dark-haired woman. After a tense standoff, she introduced herself as Nidalee, and reluctantly accepted Neeko into the group. Neeko hesitated to entrust the truths of the Oovi-Kat to others, but she felt a deep kinship with Nidalee, because she suspected this bestial huntress might share some forgotten connection with the vastayan race. Their friendship blossomed, and for many months they roamed the wilds together. But the towns and cities, with all their flaws, still called to Neeko. Her ancestors came to her in dreams, showing her the pale branches of those dead trees, over and over. The trees needed color, to bloom again—of that much, Neeko was certain. She asked her friend to join her on this new journey, but Nidalee could not be persuaded. Crestfallen, but determined, Neeko set out alone. Her old life among the Oovi-Kat may be lost forever, but Neeko envisions a magical future—a larger tribe of like-hearted vastaya, yordles, humans, and whatever other creatures might share her dream. As far as she is concerned, everyone has the potential to find a place in her new tribe. She has pledged to seek these souls out, to befriend them, and defend their sho’ma with her life. To know Neeko is to love Neeko, and to love Neeko is to be Neeko. 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She can kill your turrets pretty easily from a distance and poke you consistently from far away. She also has a shield/speed boost and an AoE Ult that can be easily combo-ed with diving junglers. Not THAT hard of a lane, just feels pretty bad to play against a lot of the time. Thankfully, shes rarely played anymore [display_order] => 25 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 77 [display_name] => Orianna [url_str] => orianna [title] => The Lady of Clockwork [key] => [description] => There once was a Piltovian man named Corin Reveck who had a daughter named Orianna, whom he loved more than anything else in the world. Though Orianna had incredible talent for dancing, she was deeply fascinated by the champions of the League of Legends. This fascination compelled her to begin training to become such a champion. It is unfortunate that her sheltered, wide-eyed naivete led her to take unnecessary and dangerous chances which ultimately led to her tragic demise. Orianna's death shattered Corin, driving him into deep depression and an obsession with techmaturgy. He could not stand the void his daughter's death left in his life, so he decided to build a replacement - one that would complete Orianna's dream of joining the League. What was created is the clockwork killing machine that Corin named after his daughter. Knowing that she was destined to be a champion and seeing the way the times were changing, he created The Ball as her pet and protector. This nearly symbiotic creation uses a different type of techmaturgy, relying more heavily on electricity than clockwork. Orianna and The Ball now fight as Champions in the League of Legends, using her sometimes misguided morality as a compass. She tries in earnest to fit in with those around her. However, no matter how hard she tries, Orianna can never be human and there is always something unnerving and alien about her. Though she attempts social interaction with other champions in the League of Legends, there are few who can get past her exotic nature. To many, it's as if there's nothing inside, that Orianna is just a soulless clockwork shell - a dangerous and deadly one at that. However, all along she remains the perfect daughter in her father's eyes. ''Dance with me, my pet. Dance with me into oblivion.'' 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You can poke/harass him a lot early on and deny him a lot of CS too. Just BE CAREFUL of his burst with Ignite + Electrocute if he engages on you, it can catch a lot of people off guard. [display_order] => 26 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 75 [display_name] => Rumble [url_str] => rumble [title] => The Mechanized Menace [key] => [description] => Even amongst yordles, Rumble was always the runt of the litter. As such, he was used to being bullied. In order to survive, he had to be scrappier and more resourceful than his peers. He developed a quick temper and a reputation for getting even, no matter who crossed him. This made him something of a loner, but he didn't mind. He liked to tinker, preferring the company of gadgets, and he could usually be found rummaging through the junkyard. He showed great potential as a mechanic. His teachers recommended him for enrollment at the Yordle Academy of Science and Progress in Piltover, where he may very well have become one of Heimerdinger's esteemed proteges, but Rumble refused to go. He believed that Heimerdinger and his associates were ''sellouts,'' trading superior yordle technology to humans for nothing more than a pat on the head while yordles remained the butt of their jokes. When a group of human graduates from the Yordle Academy sailed to Bandle City to visit the place where their mentor was born and raised, Rumble couldn't resist the temptation to see them face-to-face (so to speak). He only intended to get a good look at the humans, but four hours and several choice words later, he returned home bruised and bloodied with an earful about how he was an embarrassment to ''enlightened'' yordles like Heimerdinger. The next morning he left Bandle City without a word, and wasn't seen again for months. When he returned, he was at the helm of a clanking, mechanized monstrosity. He marched it to the center of town amidst dumbfounded onlookers and there announced that he would join the League of Legends to show the world what yordle-tech was really capable of, without hiding behind a foreign banner. ''Ugh, it's gonna take forever to scrape your face off my suit!'' - Rumble [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dghwqj_Qddc [role] => Fighter [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 3 [difficulty_rating] => 10 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 584 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 345 [armor] => 25.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 61 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 8 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.644 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.847 [health_18] => 1944 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 345 [armor_18] => 85.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 115.4 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 18.2 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => * Try and pace yourself to stay in the Danger Zone to maximize your effectiveness. It is easy to overheat if you rapidly use your abilities. * Try and keep targets in the range of your Flamespitter. It can deal a lot of damage over time. * If you are winning a fight you can use your ultimate to wall off an escape path. [tip_playing_against] => * Watch Rumble's heat bar carefully. If you see him Overheat, go in for the kill while his skills are disabled. * Rumble's ultimate can deal a lot of damage if you stay inside the area of effect. When you see the missiles falling, move out of the way as quickly as possible. * Rumble deals almost entirely magic damage. Build some Magic Resistance to reduce his damage. [client_id] => 68 [riot_points] => 880 [influence_points] => 4800 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 0 [view_count] => 2791729 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 9 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 525 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.499048 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [last_comment_ts] => 2012-05-05 17:57:06 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 357 [create_ts] => 2011-04-26 00:00:00 ) ) [26] => Array ( [champion_id] => 5 [rank] => 4 [description] => Used to be a much harder matchup before his spread damage was nerfed, now its a very easy matchup. Push him in and harass him just like in any other lane, and look for a stun for an all in. Youre relevant in the game much earlier and for a much longer time than he is. At 6 you get a big boost your your power, whereas he just gets a mediocre utility skill thats only really good in competitive. Keep in mind he can consume his runes to gain a burst of movement speed. Most Ryze players go Phase Rush as well, so you do NOT want to let him proc that on you as that combined with his movement speed burst will make him incredibly hard to hit. Aftershock Ryze is also on the rise, which makes him unable to be bursted in its window, so you have to wait it out. He CAN do a lot of damage later on in the game if he scales, but you should be able to set him back a lot and your teamfighting is generally much better anyway. [display_order] => 27 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 5 [display_name] => Ryze [url_str] => ryze [title] => The Rogue Mage [key] => Ryze [description] => There are many on Runeterra who are attracted to the study of magic or, in recent times, the emerging field of techmaturgy. For most, pursuit of such knowledge is formalized in a college or university. The halls of traditional study were never for Ryze, however, who felt a more raw and primal connection to the magic of Runeterra than those who tried to teach him. He struck out on his own as a young man to discover what already called to him. Ryze traveled the world, seeking the wisdom of powerful hermits, witches, and shamans - anyone who had something to share beyond what was taught in the city-states of Valoran. When he had learned all he could from these fonts of wisdom, Ryze turned to seek the lost, forgotten, and forbidden knowledge in the world, delving into mystical worlds where others feared to tread. Ryze's tireless searching for magical knowledge led him to an ancient form of spellcraft known as thorn magic. This art required Ryze to tattoo spells on his body, permanently infusing his being with vast arcane power and finally fulfilling his need to bond with the mystical energies of Runeterra. His travels also led him to uncover the giant indestructible scroll he now carries on his back - the purpose of the inscribed spell remains a secret only Ryze knows. He claims it is an abomination - something that he must safeguard from the world. This has piqued the curiosity of many, though no one is sure how to separate the scroll from Ryze, or if it is possible to overcome the rogue mage to do so. Since then, Ryze has joined the League of Legends to study the magical creatures and powerful will-workers that fight there, in order to complete his exploration of mystical Runeterra. "Ryze is no longer just a mage - he has become a creature of magic itself." - High Councilor Heywan Relivash [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 571 [health_increase] => 86 [mana] => 300 [mana_increase] => 55 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 21.6 [armor_increase] => 3.7 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 55 [attack_damage_increase] => 3 [critical_strike] => 1.75 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 7 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 8 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.08 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 2237 [mana_18] => 1150 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 72.6 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 106 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.4 [mana_regeneration_18] => 21.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * Ryze can use himself as a conduit for his Spell Flux ability if there are no additional enemies to bounce the spell off of. * Using Ryze's ultimate to farm creeps can lead to a large gold advantage. [tip_playing_against] => * Be cautious about engaging Ryze alone with less than full Health. * Cleanse and Banshee's Veil are especially effective defenses against Ryze. * Ryze can lock down one player with Rune Prison. Attacking with friends is the most effective approach, but remember to avoid Spell Flux bouncing between you and your allies. 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His only hard CC is his E, which is relatively easy to dodge, so if you dodge those he cant do much against you. [display_order] => 28 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 61 [display_name] => Swain [url_str] => swain [title] => The Noxian Grand General [key] => [description] => Swain is the Grand General of Noxus, visionary ruler of an expansionist nation that reveres only strength. Though he was cast down and crippled in the Ionian wars, he seized control of the empire with ruthless determination. Now, Swain commands his warhosts from the front lines, marching against a coming darkness that only he can see. In a swirl of sacrifice and secrets, the greatest secret of all is that the true enemy lies within. "If you haven't yet lost the ability to ask, you may not yet ask for relief." - Swain [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utt-sd2FJNY [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 374 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 22.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 52 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.8 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 500 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 2046 [mana_18] => 1173 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 90.7 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 103 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 18.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 500 [tip_playing_as] => [tip_playing_against] => [client_id] => 50 [riot_points] => 880 [influence_points] => 4800 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 0 [view_count] => 2842109 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 11 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 538 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.477695 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 2010-10-06 06:38:41 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-02-15 10:46:49 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 417 [create_ts] => 2018-02-07 00:00:00 ) ) [28] => Array ( [champion_id] => 148 [rank] => 4 [description] => Sylas wants to jump on his opponent to get his W and empowered autos off but Heimer counters close range champions by simply out bursting them. If you don't get immediately oneshot by them, you will oneshot them instead. Poke/harass and deny him a lot early since hes melee. Stay behind minions and your turrets so he cant E onto you, but if he does get onto you use the RQ + Q > E > Q > W combo for the most burst against him. If he just goes tank or hybrid tank, pick up an early Void Staff or else he will likely be able to tank your damage and run you over. Morellonomicon is also very good against him, but if you have Ignite already its not a priority. Also, laugh at enemy Sylas players as they fail to use any of your Ultimates correctly. [display_order] => 29 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 148 [display_name] => Sylas [url_str] => sylas [title] => The Unshackled [key] => [description] => Raised in one of Demacia’s lesser quarters, Sylas of Dregbourne has come to symbolize the darker side of the Great City. As a boy, his ability to root out hidden sorcery caught the attention of the notorious mageseekers, who eventually imprisoned him for turning those same powers against them. Having now broken free, Sylas lives as a hardened revolutionary, using the magic of those around him to destroy the kingdom he once served… and his band of outcast mage followers seems to grow by the day. As a mage born to a poor Demacian family, Sylas of Dregbourne was perhaps doomed from the start. Despite their low social standing, his parents were firm believers in their country’s ideals. So, when they discovered their son was “afflicted” with magical abilities, they convinced him to turn himself in to the kingdom’s mageseekers. Noting the boy’s curious ability to sense magic, they used Sylas to identify other mages living among the citizenry. For the first time in his life he felt he had a future, a life in service to his country, and he performed these duties faithfully. He was proud, but lonely—forbidden from associating with anyone but his handlers. Through his work, Sylas began to notice that magic was far more prevalent than Demacia cared to admit. He could sense glimmers of hidden power even among the wealthy and prominent… some of whom were the most outspoken decriers of mages. But while the poor were punished for their afflictions, the elite seemed above the law, and this hypocrisy planted the first seeds of doubt in Sylas’ mind. Those doubts finally bloomed in one deadly, fateful event, when Sylas and his handlers encountered a mage living in hiding in the countryside. After discovering it was only a young girl, Sylas took pity on her. When he tried to shield the child from the mageseekers, he accidentally Kingslayer brushed against her skin. The girl’s magic rushed through Sylas’s body—but rather than killing him, it shot forth from his hands in raw, uncontrolled bursts. It was a talent he did not know he possessed, and it resulted in the deaths of three people, including his mageseeker mentor. Knowing he would be called a murderer, Sylas went on the run, and quickly gained notoriety as one of the most dangerous mages in Demacia. Indeed, when the mageseekers found him, they showed no mercy. Though he was still just a youth, Sylas was sentenced to life imprisonment. He languished in the darkest depths of the mageseeker compound, forced to wear heavy shackles of magic-dampening petricite. Robbed of his arcane sight, his heart turned as hard as the stone that bound him, and he dreamed of vengeance on all who had put him there. After fifteen wretched years, a young volunteer from the Illuminators named Luxanna began to visit him. Even with his shackles, Sylas recognized her as a singularly powerful mage, and over time the two forged an unusual and secretive bond. In exchange for Sylas’ knowledge of the control of magic, Lux educated him about the world outside his cell, and brought him whatever books he desired. Eventually, through careful manipulation, he convinced the girl to smuggle a forbidden tome into his cell—the original writings of the great sculptor Durand, detailing his work with petricite. The work revealed the secrets of the stone to Sylas. It was the foundation of Demacia’s defenses against harmful sorcery, but he came to see that it did not suppress magic, but absorb it. And if the power was held within the petricite, Sylas wondered, could he release it…? All he needed was a source of magic. A source like Lux. But she never visited Sylas again. Her family, the immensely powerful Crownguards, had learned of their contact, and were furious that Lux had broken the law to help this vile criminal. Without explanation, it was arranged for Sylas to be hanged. At the gallows, Lux pleaded for her friend’s life, but her cries fell on deaf ears. As the hangman pushed past her to tighten the noose, Sylas managed to touch against Lux with his chains. As he had predicted, her power surged into the petricite shackles, ready for him to unleash—and with that stolen magic, Sylas blasted his way free, sparing only the terrified young Crownguard. He left the mageseeker compound not as an outcast, but as a new, defiant symbol of the broken and persecuted in Demacia. Traveling the kingdom in secret, he has amassed a following of exiled mages, all now aligned toward a common goal: to topple the throne, and demolish the oppressive system that has made them suffer for so long. 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She can use W + Q to kill 2 of your turrets but that costs her 100+ mana compared to your 40, so she will just run out of mana doing this and it leaves her without some cooldowns for a short while. In lane, just don't stand behind her Dark Spheres and just be wary of of her looking for all-in attempts with her combo. Once she gets some items she can likely flash stun oneshot you with her combo, so a second item Banshee's Veil is a great buy if she starts doing this. Cleanse is also a good option, but i tend to just prefer the Barrier + Banshee's Veil (if needed) combo. Also, if Syndra is picked AFTER you pick Heimerdinger, it is likely someone trying to counterpick you, which usually results in a free lane for you because they don't know how to play Syndra and they think its a free lane for them, which it isn't. [display_order] => 30 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 104 [display_name] => Syndra [url_str] => syndra [title] => The Dark Sovereign [key] => [description] => Born with immense magical potential, Syndra loves nothing more than exercising the incredible power at her command. With each passing day, her mastery of magical force grows more potent and devastating. Refusing any notion of balance or restraint, Syndra wants only to retain control of her power, even if it means annihilating the authorities that seek to stop her. Throughout her youth in Ionia, Syndra's reckless use of magic terrified the elders of her village. They took her to a remote temple, leaving her in the care of an old mage. To Syndra's delight, the mage explained that the temple was a school - a place where she could develop her talents under his guidance. Though she learned much during her time there, Syndra no longer felt her power growing as it had in her youth. Her frustration grew, and she finally confronted her mentor, demanding an explanation. He revealed that he had dampened Syndra's magic, hoping to help her learn control and restraint. Accusing him of betrayal, she advanced on the mage, commanding him to lift the spell that was holding her back. He backed away, telling her that if she couldn't control herself, he would be forced to nullify Syndra's magic completely. Furious, she summoned her power and dashed the old man against the walls. With her mentor dead, Syndra felt the rush of her unbounded potential for the first time in years. Though she had won her freedom, she refused to return to the society that had tried to steal her gift. Instead, Syndra decided to claim her former prison as a stronghold. Pushing the boundaries of her magic, she tore the structure from its foundations and raised it into the sky. Free to delve further into her art, Syndra now aims to grow powerful enough to destroy the weak, foolish leaders of Ionia - and anyone else who would dare to shackle her greatness. "Power belongs to those who can wield it.'' -- Syndra [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqI7N2R8tx4 [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 511 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 384 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 330 [armor] => 24.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 53.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.838 [health_18] => 1837 [mana_18] => 1404 [movement_speed_18] => 330 [armor_18] => 82.5 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 103.1 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * To maximize your ultimate's damage, use it when there are many spheres on the battlefield. * After you hit an enemy champion with Force of Will, follow up with Dark Sphere, they'll be slowed and have a hard time avoiding it. * Get one of your spells to rank 5 as quickly as possible, they gain powerful bonus effects at max rank. [tip_playing_against] => * Get boots early when playing against Syndra, they'll help you avoid many of her spells. * Attack Syndra after she's used Scatter the Weak, it has a long cooldown so she'll be vulnerable. * At max rank Syndra's spells gain bonus effects and change in appearance. 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After level 6 never overstay or he can all-in you as he really quickly gets to the point where he can oneshot people that aren't at full HP. His Ult makes him impossible to stun before he jumps on you unless you predict his position while hes invisible, otherwise you have to be reactive to it. You can get Sweeping/Oracles Lens to better track him when he Ults and once you get a Zhonya's Hourglass you negate a lot of his assassination potential against you. His E makes him pretty tricky to chase, so its never really worth chasing after him. Talon likes to push a roam so be SURE to aggressively warn your sidelaners when he might be roaming. [display_order] => 31 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 82 [display_name] => Talon [url_str] => talon [title] => The Blade's Shadow [key] => [description] => Talon's earliest memories are the darkness of Noxus' underground passages and the reassuring steel of a blade. He remembers no family, warmth, or kindness. Instead, the clink of stolen gold and the security of a wall at his back are all the kinship he has ever craved. Kept alive only by his quick wits and deft thievery, Talon scraped out a living in the seedy underbelly of Noxus. His mastery of the blade quickly marked him as a threat, and Noxian guilds sent assassins to him with a demand: join their ranks or be killed. He left the bodies of his pursuers dumped in Noxus' moat as his response. The assassination attempts grew increasingly dangerous until one assailant met Talon blade-for-blade in a match of strength. To his surprise, Talon was disarmed and facing down his executioner's sword when the assassin revealed himself to be General Du Couteau. The General offered Talon the choice between death at his hand, or life as an agent of the Noxian High Command. Talon chose life, on the condition that his service was to Du Couteau alone, for the only type of orders he could respect were from one he could not defeat. Talon remained in the shadows, carrying out secret missions on Du Couteau's orders that took him from the frigid lands of Freljord to the inner sanctums of Bandle City. When the general vanished, Talon considered reclaiming his freedom, but he had gained immense respect for Du Couteau after years in his service. He became obsessed with tracking down the general's whereabouts. Talon's suspicions led him to the doors of the Institute of War, where he joined the League of Legends in order to find those responsible for Du Couteau's disappearance. ''The three deadliest blademasters in all of Valoran are bound to the house of Du Couteau: my father, myself, and Talon. Challenge us, if you dare.'' - Katarina Du Couteau [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKdX7aB3TRk [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 1 [attack_rating] => 9 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 583 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 377 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 26.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 60 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 8.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 7.6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.933 [health_18] => 2113 [mana_18] => 1006 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 86.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 113 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 21.3 [mana_regeneration_18] => 20.35 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => * Noxian Diplomacy naturally works well with Cutthroat. Try activating Noxian Diplomacy before leaping on your opponent with Cutthroat. * Shadow Assault is a powerful escape tool, but can also be offensively used to assault a group. * Remember to pick your target before the fight. Focusing all of Talon's abilities on one target can be very rewarding, but splitting them up between many may leave you helpless. [tip_playing_against] => * Talon's attacks are all physical damage. Build armor early to counter his burst damage. * Talon is heavily reliant on Shadow Assault to escape a fight. When it is down he's significantly more vulnerable. * Talon has no healing or sustain abilities. Weakening him in lane could force him to return to base. 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Try and push him in as best you can, but unless you're pretty ahead already, once he gets Catalyst of Eons and especially Rod of Ages (possibly even Mercury Treads) you're probably not going to be able to kill him solo. Ward in key spots to try and spot him looking for roams and be SURE to aggressively warn your sidelaners when he might be looking for a roam. If he does roam, and you can't get there quick enough, just pressure the tower for plates and deny him CS. [display_order] => 32 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 28 [display_name] => Twisted Fate [url_str] => twisted-fate [title] => The Card Master [key] => CardMaster [description] => Although born to poor gypsy parents, the champion known as Twisted Fate was able to gamble his way to prosperity as a card shark in the seedy underground gambling circuits of Demacia and Noxus. No matter how close the authorities came to catching him, the rogue always found a way to slip through their fingers. Despite his good fortune, he was never able to win that which he truly desired - the ability to control magic. When Twisted Fate learned of an experiment being conducted in Zaun that might help him with his wish, he did the only thing a gambler of his worth could do - he went all in and volunteered for the experiment. Conducted by the infamous Dr. Xavier Rath, Twisted Fate was told that the wager for such participation might be steep. He might change forever, or nothing might happen, or he might die horribly. Pain, however, was likely a part of the deal no matter the outcome. These were hardly the worst odds the gambler had faced; his hopes raised, Twisted Fate underwent the experiment, enduring what he must for a chance at his dream. Then, it ended - with seemingly no effect whatsoever. The gypsy rogue flew into a murderous rage, but, before he could strike down the team, he suddenly teleported himself miles away. With a sly grin, he realized his luck had won out yet again. He now brings his luck and rakish charm to the Institute of War, where he is the Champion of choice for many - especially the gambling kind. To this day, Twisted Fate has avoided his inevitable reunion with Dr. Rath. The Card Master knows, however, that a confrontation is coming. While the future may be mysterious and unknown to most, Twisted Fate is certain that his future lies within the cards. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8Ai_Aw-5fc [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 6 [attack_rating] => 6 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 522 [health_increase] => 80 [mana] => 266 [mana_increase] => 38 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20.5 [armor_increase] => 2.75 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 50 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.3 [critical_strike] => 3 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.5 [health_regeneration] => 5.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.06 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.651 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 1.007 [health_18] => 1916 [mana_18] => 912 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 74.1 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 106.1 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * Coordinate with your allies for the best time to use Destiny to ambush enemies. * Stealth characters often escape a battle with very low hit points. Take advantage of Destiny's ability to reveal stealthed units to finish them off. * Twisted Fate is viable as an Attack Damage or Ability Power character, letting him fit on many different team compositions. [tip_playing_against] => * Focus on dodging Wild Cards early when your champion doesn't have the hit points to afford getting hit. * If you have low Health, use Destiny as an indicator to run to safety. It will give you a head start in escaping any possible ganks. 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Veigar quickly gets to the point where he can stack off your turrets so position your them either behind 2+ minions or completely away from the wave in general so he to expend mana purely on the turret. His cage is a pretty good gank setup so use your passive to move out of the way in time, or to at least dodge within its walls. If he scales up he can be quite fearsome, so Banshee's Veil might be a good investment if he gets strong. Zhonya's Hourglass isn't a good choice usually since hes able to combo you for free when the stasis wears off. Veigar can have a good teamfight presence with his cage but you can impact the teamfight from further away and Veigar is also very vulnerable without his cage. As for summoners, take Cleanse if your not confident enough in avoiding his cage and if you suspect he will be going Teleport + Corrupting Potion and just farming/pushing nonstop, take TP to match his lane pressure. Alternatively just go Barrier as usual so you can play more aggressive early, since its a great for all-ins and 1v2s. If you dont go Cleanse, Mercury Treads can also be a nice safety net vs Veigar, it gives some MR and enough tenacity to avoid a potential ability if stunned. [display_order] => 33 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 33 [display_name] => Veigar [url_str] => veigar [title] => The Tiny Master of Evil [key] => Permission [description] => To most, thoughts of yordles do not conjure images to be feared. The easygoing half-pint race, though fierce, is often regarded with some degree of joviality. Their high-pitched voices and naturally cute forms inspire something of a protective instinct in the larger races, or at least bring to mind images of children playing at being adults. every now and again, however, a yordles turns so bad that, even at its small stature, it strikes terror into the hearts of others. Veigar is such a twisted yordle. As a master of the magical black arts, as well as a corruptor of cosmic energy, he is one of the most powerful sorcerers on Valoran. As a child, Veigar was a normal yordle with one small exception - he had a deep curiosity for the world beyond Bandle City. The young yordle spent much of his time studying the rest of Valoran, and he jumped at the chance to join a business that traded with other major city-states. Unfortunately for both him and the world, a deal with Noxian trader turned into shady business and went bad; Veigar and his companions were subsequently set up to take the fall. Arrested by the authorities, he was imprisoned within the walls of Noxus for years. Such isolation is very dangerous for yordles - undoubtedly why his cruel jailers did such a thing - and Veigar was slowly driven mad. He eventually escaped, having become a twisted version of his former self. Instead of returning to his people and Bandle City, he sought tutelage from dark wizards across the land. With his demented will focused on one task, he quickly became a dangerous and powerful wizard in his own right. Now he seeks to end all conflict on Valoran by bringing all of the city-states to their knees, regardless of their affiliation. The League of Legends is the perfect tool to help him meet his ends - for now. Who says evil needs to come in a fearsome-looking package? [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 493 [health_increase] => 82 [mana] => 392 [mana_increase] => 55 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 22.6 [armor_increase] => 3.5 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 50.7 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.625 [critical_strike] => 2.2 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 6.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.08 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.863 [health_18] => 1887 [mana_18] => 1276 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 86.3 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 95.3 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * Use Event Horizon to increase your changes of landing Dark Matter. * Veigar is extremely mana-hungry early. Try buying Mana Regen items to increase the effectiveness of your passive and allow you to cast more Baleful Strikes. * Veigar is very fragile. It is valuable to select at least one summoner spell that can be used defensively. [tip_playing_against] => * Dark Matter deals very high damage, but it can be avoided. Pay attention to the sound and visual indicator to be aware of when and where the spell will land. * Event Horizon only stuns units on the edge. If you're inside the spell, you can still move and attack. * Veigar's ultimate deals damage based on your AP as well as his own. 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The only way he should be able to kill you early is if he lands his E after poking you down (which shouldn't happen) and he combos you, or with the help of his jungler. He begins to HURT when he gets Luden's Echo and Magic Penetration, so you have to be quick with dodging his abilities and also be especially wary of him firing at you from over walls/in fog of war. If he ever Ults you, hes locked in his channel meaning you get a free RE onto him which can result in an Ult trade or possibly even a kill if hes low/you combo it with turret lasers. [display_order] => 34 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 118 [display_name] => Vel'Koz [url_str] => velkoz [title] => Eye of the Void [key] => [description] => I pass into the sudden glare. Blink. Blink, blink, blink. My eyes adjust and evaluate the landscape before me. There's a scurrying. I look down to find a small, white creature standing on its hind legs, sniffing at my body. It intrigues me. What use are you? I analyze the creature. A flash of hot magenta light, a dust pile where it was quivering. Mammalian... nocturnal... impeccable hearing. Incredibly weak. Yet they breed so prodigiously. "Hm," I mutter to myself. Hopefully there will be more complex things to be found; those fascinate me. Consume and learn: this is my purpose. The others who travel with me are primitive: kill and eat, kill and eat. I need to gather all available information - harvest any valuable resources. Eventually, we come upon a destroyed city, save for one pristine tower. It appears to be protected - or intentionally left standing. I deconstruct the composition of the ruins. My analysis suggests this habitat was a place of great magic; I'm not surprised it was a target of such destruction. There is something compelling about the tower. While the others are off scavenging, I enter the citadel. Cryptic instruments are strewn about. I examine one. Another flash of hot magenta light, another dust pile. Fascinating: a tool to alter their concept of time. Strange. Unprecedented. From the state of the tower, it seems the owner departed only recently. The artifacts left behind have existed in more than one time and place. Some are more complex than others; all are more impressive than anything I have seen on this plane. Clearly, the owner knows things I have not encountered in any of my travels. I require such knowledge. Leaving the tower, I find the others closing in on the entrance, ready to destroy it as they have destroyed everything else we have met. They will only get in the way of my goal. There are some things the Void should not consume indiscriminately. Without warning, I lash out a tentacle, its tip glowing white hot. Lightning arcs through the first creature, knocking it back. Its screams fade as I extend all three limbs, energy crackling between them, scorching the air where the streams meet. The other two run; they know what's coming. Must they always flee? I open my eye wide and unleash a beam of energy, following the escaping creatures. They are instantly reduced to ash. "Hmm. Void-native melting point is inconsistent," I note. But that is of no consequence. The hunger inside me grows. I am ravenous. Insatiable, as never before. I have glimpsed the ultimate knowledge. And I will have it. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWA2C8tUG-g [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 508 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 376 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 21.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.77 [health_18] => 1800 [mana_18] => 1090 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 81.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 108.3 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * When laning, use Void Rift to kill minions while building stacks of Organic Deconstruction on your opponent. You can then follow up with your other abilities. * Shooting Plasma Fission diagonally and splitting at maximum range allows you to hit opponents that are out of range of the initial missile, but is more challenging to pull off. * Be very careful about when to use Life Form Disintegration Ray. Many champions have abilities that can interrupt the spell. [tip_playing_against] => * Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early. * Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks. * Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups. 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Also, once he get his Q upgrade it can make him pretty annoying to land your stun against, but Viktor a lot of the time goes E upgrade first for better waveclear. [display_order] => 35 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 90 [display_name] => Viktor [url_str] => viktor [title] => The Machine Herald [key] => [description] => Early in life, Viktor discovered his passion for science and invention, particularly in the field of mechanical automation. He attended Zaun's prestigious College of Techmaturgy and led the team that constructed Blitzcrank - a scientific breakthrough that he expected to vault him to the top of his profession. Unfortunately his triumph was usurped by Professor Stanwick, who stole credit for developing Blitzcrank's sentience and later used Viktor's research to revive Urgot. Viktor's appeals for justice fell on deaf ears, and he sank into a deep depression. He withdrew from the College and barricaded himself in his private laboratory, cutting all human ties. There, in secret, he conceived a project for which nobody else could claim credit. Desiring both to revolutionize his field and to eliminate the jealous human emotions which festered inside him, he engineered parts to replace and improve his own body. When Viktor re-emerged, almost no trace of the original man remained. Not only had he supplanted the majority of his anatomy, but his personality had changed. His previous hope to better society was replaced by an obsession with what he called ''the glorious evolution.'' He saw himself as the patron and pioneer of Valoran's future - a future in which man would renounce his flesh in favor of superior hextech augmentations. Though Viktor's initial appeals were met with heavy skepticism, scientists were confounded by the sophistication of his machinery. By integrating his mind with techmaturgical devices, he had been able to drastically accelerate the progress of his research. His transformation had stripped him of what he perceived as his emotional weaknesses, but there was some lingering residue of resentment against the Professor. Viktor joined the League of Legends to pit his inventions against the greatest opponents Valoran could offer, and to correct any weaknesses or inefficiencies that remained. "In one's hand, techmaturgy is a tool. As one's hand, it is liberation." -Viktor [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHD781_Je7Q [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 324 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 22.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 52 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.8 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 1842 [mana_18] => 1174 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 90.7 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 103 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 18.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * Death Ray is a powerful poke and a strong area of denial tool. Use it in combination with Graviton Field to control your enemy's position. * Make sure you choose the right augment at the right time. [tip_playing_against] => * Be careful about how close you let Viktor get to you. Viktor's control of the battle field increases with his proximity to his opponent. * Be aware of how many augments Viktor has upgraded by looking at the color of the light on his staff (purple, yellow, blue, red). 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His passive also gives him TONS of free HP, which makes it difficult for you to actually burst him down. If you're in a skirmish with him you have to wait out his pool before you stun or he will just dodge it. Keep in mind you can stay behind and drop your turrets to block his E damage. Obviously Morellonomicon is good against him although you might be forced to go Zhonya's Hourglass to stasis his Ult pop. [display_order] => 36 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 56 [display_name] => Vladimir [url_str] => vladimir [title] => The Crimson Reaper [key] => [description] => There is a temple hidden in the mountains between Noxus and the Tempest Flats, where the secrets of an ancient and terrifying sorcery are kept. The area surrounding the temple is littered with the exsanguinated corpses of those who have mistakenly wandered too close. These served only to pique the curiosity of Vladimir, when - in his youth - he trekked through these mountains during his flight from Noxus. A day earlier, the teenaged Vladimir had brutally murdered two boys his age, for no better reason than to enjoy the intoxicating scarlet bloom that surged forth. He realized immediately that he would never be able to suppress his murderous desires, and if he remained in Noxus, his foul deeds were sure to catch up with him. Without hesitation, he abandoned the city-state, and journeyed south. The trail of bodies led him to a crumbling stone temple. Inside he found an aging monk who appraised him with eyes of pure crimson. Vladimir surprised the monk by returning the wicked gaze with zeal. Recognizing the boy's sinister craving, the monk taught Vladimir how to manipulate and control the fluid of life, often practicing on passing travelers. When it came time for Vladimir to learn the final lesson, the monk warned that failure would result in death. Vladimir did not fail, but success bore a grisly surprise. During the ritual, every drop of the monk's blood was drawn from his body and fused with Vladimir's, imbuing him with his master's magical essence, and that of every hemomancer before him. Left alone and suddenly without purpose, Vladimir resolved to return to Noxus, demanding enrolment in the League to prove the supremacy of his craft. When the Noxian High Command observed the gruesome fates which befell the palace guards, they elected to avail themselves of Vladimir's unsavory talents. 'That which runs through you will run you through.' -Vladimir [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiUgrEWRx6M [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 550 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 330 [armor] => 23 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 55 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 450 [attack_speed] => 0.658 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.882 [health_18] => 1953 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 330 [armor_18] => 79.1 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 106 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 17.2 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 450 [tip_playing_as] => * Transfusion instantly deals damage to the enemy before healing Vladimir, making it one of the best last hitting tools in the game. * Cast Hemoplague where it will afflict the most units. * Sanguine Pool pops incoming missiles, so it can be used to dodge disables. [tip_playing_against] => * Be wary of team fights while affected by Vladimir's Hemoplague. * Making Vladimir use Sanguine Pool at the start of a fight will maximize the Health cost of the ability to him. * Items that counter Health Stacking, such as Deathfire Grasp and Blade of the Ruined King, are very effective against Vladimir. 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The only good thing about this matchup is hes completely immobile, so if you have a competent jungler you can get him pretty easily. If he starts to really hurt, it might be worth picking up a Banshees if you're constantly being poked out of lane. [display_order] => 37 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 84 [display_name] => Xerath [url_str] => xerath [title] => The Magus Ascendant [key] => [description] => Powerful beyond reckoning, the ascended being known as Xerath was once a mortal of flesh and blood. He is now something vastly different - a being of writhing arcane energy. Having emerged from millennia-spanning imprisonment, he is now ready to unleash his power upon Runeterra, and utterly destroy any who oppose him. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v5MmuMJ2qU [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 514 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 367 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 21.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.7 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.63 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.776 [health_18] => 1874 [mana_18] => 1115 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 81.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 105.7 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * It's easier to land Arcanopulse on an enemy when they're moving toward or away from you, rather than side to side. * Eye of Destruction will make landing Arcanopulse easier as the target will be slowed. * If you stun an enemy with Shocking Orb, follow up with a guaranteed center hit on Eye of Destruction. [tip_playing_against] => * Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably. * Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging. * Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you. 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Windwall literally is able to block every source of damage in your entire kit, and the hit box on it is massive. In lower elos this matchup isn't as bad, but if you play against a Yasuo who has a decent idea what hes doing, you will feel worthless as a champion. [display_order] => 38 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 117 [display_name] => Yasuo [url_str] => yasuo [title] => the Unforgiven [key] => [description] => Yasuo is a man of resolve, an agile swordsman who wields the wind itself to cut down his foes. This once-proud warrior has been disgraced by a false accusation and forced into a desperate fight for survival. With the world turned against him, he will do everything in his power to bring the guilty to justice and restore his honor. Formerly a brilliant pupil at a renowned Ionian sword school, Yasuo was the only student in a generation to master the legendary wind technique. Many believed he was destined to become a great hero. However, his fate was changed forever when Noxus invaded. Yasuo was charged with guarding an Ionian Elder, but, foolishly believing his blade alone could make the difference, he left his post to join the fray. By the time he returned, the Elder had been slain. Disgraced, Yasuo willingly turned himself in, prepared to pay for his failure with his life. He was shocked, however, to find himself accused not just of dereliction, but of the murder itself. Though confused and racked with guilt, he knew the assassin would go unpunished if he did not act. Yasuo raised his sword against the school and fought his way free, knowing his treason would turn all of Ionia against him. Left truly alone for the first time in his life, he set out to find the Elder's real killer. Yasuo spent the next several years wandering the land, seeking any clue that might lead him to the murderer. All the while, he was relentlessly hunted by his former allies, continually forced to fight or die. His mission drove him ever forward, until he was tracked down by the one foe he dreaded most – his own brother, Yone. Bound by a common code of honor, the two warriors bowed and drew their swords. Silently they circled one another under the moonlight. When they finally charged forward, Yone was no match for Yasuo; with a single flash of steel he cut his brother down. Yasuo dropped his weapon and rushed to Yone's side. Overcome with emotion, he demanded to know how his own kin could think him guilty. Yone spoke: “The Elder was killed by a wind technique. Who else could it be?” Understanding swept over Yasuo as he suddenly realized why he had been accused. He professed his innocence once more and begged his brother's forgiveness. Tears streamed down Yasuo's face as his brother passed in his arms. Yasuo buried Yone under the rising sun, but could take no time to mourn. Others would be after him before long. His brother's revelation had given Yasuo newfound purpose; he now had the clue that would lead to the true killer. Swearing an oath, he gathered his belongings and, with one last look at Yone's grave, set out with the wind at his back. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkM20LgOdKQ [role] => Fighter [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 4 [attack_rating] => 8 [difficulty_rating] => 10 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 518 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 345 [armor] => 24.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 55.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 175 [attack_speed] => 0.67 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.955 [health_18] => 1912 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 345 [armor_18] => 82.5 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 109.8 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 21.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 175 [tip_playing_as] => * Dash through a minion to have Sweeping Blade available to chase your opponent should they flee; Dash directly to your opponent to preserve a minion as your escape route. * At level 18, Yasuo's Steel Tempest reaches its Attack Speed cap with 55% Attack Speed from items. * Last Breath can be cast on any target that is knocked Airborne, even by one of your allies. [tip_playing_against] => * Steel Tempest is very narrow. Dodge laterally if possible. * When Yasuo lands two Steel Tempests in a row, his next will fire a tornado. Watch and listen for the associated sound to prepare to dodge. * Yasuo is at his weakest just after he has launched a whirlwind. Engage at that point. * Yasuo's shield from Resolve lasts only 2 seconds. Dealing damage to him will trigger it. Wait it out, then engage. 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The great thing about this matchup is that you get a free stun on him when he Ults you, to disengage his all-in or straight up kill him instead. To do this, Zed ALWAYS appears on the opposite side of you from where he Ulted from, you just have to get the timing down. [display_order] => 39 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 107 [display_name] => Zed [url_str] => zed [title] => the Master of Shadows [key] => [description] => Zed is the first ninja in 200 years to unlock the ancient, forbidden ways. He defied his clan and master, casting off the balance and discipline that had shackled him all his life. Zed now offers power to those who embrace knowledge of the shadows, and slays those who cling to ignorance. An orphan, Zed was taken in and trained by a great ninja master. Only one other student appeared to be Zed's equal - the master's son, Shen. It seemed Zed could never win the favor of the master, as every match between the rivals ended in a draw. Frustrated and jealous, he sought an advantage. The young ninja ventured into a sealed part of the clan's temple, where he found an ornate, foreboding box. Sensing the dark knowledge within, Zed knew he should not open it, but he peered inside nonetheless. In an instant, shadows touched his mind, revealing techniques that had long been hidden. Now armed with a secret edge, he challenged Shen, and this time he defeated the master's son. He expected praise and recognition in his moment of victory, but somehow the master knew Zed had used forbidden ways, and banished him. Humiliated, the young ninja wandered for years. His bitterness turned to ambition, and he began to train others in the style of the shadows. As his power grew, so did his circle of followers, but he knew that without the box, his technique would never be perfect. One day, Zed looked at his followers and saw that his students were now an army. He led them back to the temple to claim his prize. At the gates, he was surprised to find the old master waiting, receiving Zed and his disciples as if they were welcome guests. The old man laid his sword at Zed's feet, declaring that he had failed Zed as his master. By banishing his former student, the master had doomed Zed to the shadows, instead of leading him to the balanced path. The old man implored Zed to enter the temple, destroy the box, and lead his followers to balance. The dark ninja followed the master inside. Moments later, the assembled ninjas heard Zed cry out in pain. Mysteriously, he emerged unscathed, and threw the severed head of the master at Shen's feet. Screaming in rage, Zed commanded his followers to slaughter the master's students and seize the box. That day, the old ninja order fell. Though many students died, some escaped thanks to Shen's heroic efforts. Now the temple is a dark training ground for the Order of the Shadow. Zed rules as the Order's master, and his edict is simple: perfect one's technique, and kill all ninjas who refuse to embrace the shadows. "Balance is a lie - we are the true ninjas." ―Zed [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DFtlNGzMIA [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 1 [attack_rating] => 9 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 579 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 345 [armor] => 26.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.7 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.1 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.651 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.883 [health_18] => 1939 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 345 [armor_18] => 86.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 112.5 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 18.1 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => * Saving energy and spell cooldowns until you use your ultimate will maximize Death Mark's damage. * Quickly double tapping Living Shadow will teleport Zed to his shadow immediately for rapid escapes. * Placing a Living Shadow before using Death Mark will give Zed a safe escape from combat. [tip_playing_against] => * Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him. * After Zed using his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent on it. * Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it. 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Similar to the Xerath matchup but his skillshots are a lot easier to dodge. [display_order] => 40 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 92 [display_name] => Ziggs [url_str] => ziggs [title] => The Hexplosives Expert [key] => [description] => Ziggs was born with a talent for tinkering, but his chaotic, hyperactive nature was unusual among yordle scientists. Aspiring to be a revered inventor like Heimerdinger, he rattled through ambitious projects with manic zeal, emboldened by both his explosive failures and his unprecedented discoveries. Word of Ziggs' volatile experimentation reached the famed Yordle Academy in Piltover and its esteemed professors invited him to demonstrate his craft. His characteristic disregard for safety brought the presentation to an early conclusion, however, when the hextech engine Ziggs was demonstrating overheated and exploded, blowing a huge hole in the wall of the Academy. The professors dusted themselves off and sternly motioned for him to leave. Devastated, Ziggs prepared to return to Bandle City in shame. However, before he could leave, a group of Zaunite agents infiltrated the Academy and kidnapped the professors. The Piltover military tracked the captives to a Zaunite prison, but their weapons were incapable of destroying the fortified walls. Determined to outdo them, Ziggs began experimenting on a new kind of armament, and quickly realized that he could harness his accidental gift for demolition to save the captured yordles. Before long, Ziggs had created a line of powerful bombs he lovingly dubbed "hexplosives." With his new creations ready for their first trial, Ziggs traveled to Zaun and snuck into the prison compound. He launched a gigantic bomb at the prison and watched with glee as the explosion tore through the reinforced wall. Once the smoke had cleared, Ziggs scuttled into the facility, sending guards running with a hail of bombs. He rushed to the cell, blew the door off its hinges, and led the captive yordles to freedom. Upon returning to the Academy, the humbled professors recognized Ziggs with an honorary title - Dean of Demolitions - and proposed that he demonstrate this new form of yordle ingenuity in the League of Legends. Vindicated at last, Ziggs accepted the proposal, eager to bring his ever-expanding range of hexplosives to the greatest testing grounds in the world: the Fields of Justice. "Ziggs? Unpredictable, dangerous, yes yes. But quite brilliant!" Heimerdinger [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNabvLyUXzI [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 4 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 524 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 384 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 325 [armor] => 21.5 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.2 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.3 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.656 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.846 [health_18] => 1884 [mana_18] => 1183 [movement_speed_18] => 325 [armor_18] => 77.6 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 106.9 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.5 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * Even if you're far from a fight you can still help from afar with Mega Inferno Bomb. * Slowing your enemies with Hexplosive Minefield makes it easier to land other abilities. * Knocking yourself over walls with Satchel Charge can be great when chasing after or escaping from enemies. [tip_playing_against] => * Don't step on Ziggs' mines! They'll slow you and make it much easier for him to hit you with his other abilities. * Many of Ziggs' abilities have long cooldowns. Try catching him just after he's used his abilities. * Ziggs' ultimate, Mega Inferno Bomb, deals more damage in the center of the explosion. 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The double bomb itself is pretty easy to dodge unless he slows you, but If he gets in range for that hes close enough to stun and combo. [display_order] => 41 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 17 [display_name] => Zilean [url_str] => zilean [title] => The Chronokeeper [key] => Chronokeeper [description] => In the wastelands of Urtistan, there was once a great city. It perished long ago in a terrible Rune War, like most of the lands below the Great Barrier. Nevertheless, one man survived: a sorcerer named Zilean. Being obsessed with time, it was only fitting that he dwelled in the city's Clock Tower. As the havoc of the war neared his home, Zilean experimented with powerful temporal magic to divine all possible futures, hoping to discover a peaceful solution. But Zilean's enchantments affected his perception of the passage of time, and he was in a contemplative stasis when Urtistan was set upon by an entire phalanx of dark summoner-knights of unknown affiliation. By the time he realized his error, Urtistan was nothing more than smoldering debris. The summoners who were responsible for its destruction had wisely left the Clock Tower unharmed, both to avoid drawing Zilean's attention and to torment him for his oversight. Zilean barely had time to grieve the momentous loss before he learned that his dangerous research had a cruel side effect: chrono-displasia. This mystical disease granted him immortality, but detached his consciousness from its anchor in the present time. He now mentally drifts through time, from any point he has already lived to the present, unable to impact the events which unfold. The most torturous aspect of this curse is that Zilean sometimes experiences Urtistan as it once was and the rest of the time resides in its lonely ruins. Only the powerful summoning magic employed by members of the League of Legends has been able to treat this condition, and Zilean has joined in hopes of finding a cure, and thereafter a way to save his people. "There is no greater grief than for a loss that is yet to come." - Zilean [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Support [defense_rating] => 5 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 3 [health] => 499 [health_increase] => 71 [mana] => 361 [mana_increase] => 60 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 19.1 [armor_increase] => 3.8 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 51.6 [attack_damage_increase] => 3 [critical_strike] => 2 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.3 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.1 [mana_regeneration] => 8.5 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.09 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.838 [health_18] => 1808 [mana_18] => 1381 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 83.7 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 102.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 13.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 22.1 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * You can combine the use of Time Bomb and Rewind to place two Time Bombs on a target quickly. Placing the second bomb will detonate the first and stun all nearby enemies. * Time Warp is an effective way to enable allies to finish off enemies, or escape from a losing battle. * Chronoshift is a powerful deterent to attacking your carries, but casting Chronoshift too early in a fight can cause the enemy to switch targets too soon, making it less effective. [tip_playing_against] => * If you're able to match Zilean's speed, it can sometimes be beneficial to wait until his ultimate has faded before landing the killing blow. * Zilean is fragile if a team focuses on him, but otherwise he's very difficult to kill. Commit to killing him as a team. 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Also, you can use your turrets to block her Q (be careful though it still has a small AoE) and her E. The main problem with this matchup is Zoe is a pick champion and out of the hundreds of Es shes going to throw, she just needs to hit the one to chunk you or oneshot you. This can be partially remedied by going Cleanse (make sure to cleanse the sleep not the drowsy) but it can still be a nerve-racking lane at times. The RNG summoners/actives from the wave can also be VERY annoying. [display_order] => 42 [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 140 [display_name] => Zoe [url_str] => zoe [title] => The Aspect of Twilight [key] => [description] => Don't be fooled by her childish appearance—Zoe is an ancient being, a cosmic messenger of Targon. When the Aspect of Twilight appears, she warps reality. Despite all this power, she often shirks her duties in favor of blowing bubbles and playing tricks on unsuspecting mortals. One can never be sure of what she’s really aiming for... other than her own amusement. 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By the time he'd completed his third doctorate, he had already become the greatest of all yordle scientists and there was little his home could still offer him. The great academies of Piltover far to the north called to him, daring him to make his mark in the City of Progress. Knowing he would never thrive away from his own kind, Heimerdinger gathered like-minded yordles to join him in his quest, thus forming the backbone of the now famous Yordle Academy of Science & Progress. Since then, he has become one of the most respected minds of the modern age and his academy is one of the leading institutions in all of Valoran. Heimerdinger has pioneered many new scientific achievements, delving deeper and deeper into the field of techmaturgy, including the development of the now ubiquitous star-rods that light many of the streets of the city-states. However, there is something strange about the Revered Inventor. In his quest to expand knowledge, he underwent an experiment of his own design to allow him to use a greater portion of his brain simultaneously. It most certainly worked, but at an unusual cost - Heimerdinger's brain increased in size. His head changed along with it and now the great scientist looks like a yordle with a giant brain-shaped head. Heimerdinger has turned his attentions to the current state of war on Valoran, however, and works to rectify what he considers is an unacceptable situation. Heimerdinger believes that science is the key to saving the world. Much more, he has rolled up his sleeves and is out to prove this as a member of the League of Legends - most definitely as the League's smartest champion! Science is on the march. Look out! 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Runes: Comet Page (VS Ranged)

1 2
Sorcery
Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band
Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm

Domination
Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2 3 4
VS Mages and Assassins
LoL Summoner Spell: Barrier

Barrier

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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Champion Build Guide

[9.11] S8/S9 Diamond - Midlane Heimerdinger - In-Depth Guide

By Euphoric Toaster
Introductions
Hello and welcome to my Heimerdinger Middle guide for patch 9.8. I would like to start off the guide with some info about who I am and some other important info.

My name is EuphoricToaster, i am a Heimerdinger one trick pony who has reached Diamond elo in both Season 8 and Season 9. I've only peaked at Diamond 4 but i am confident i could climb quite a bit higher, just haven't had the time or the motivation for it. At the end of Season 8 i mixed in some bottom lane due to ADCs being in quite the weak spot, but other than that I have purely played Heimer in the midlane.


My Season 8 Diamond Account (Magnum Ðong) Stats


My Season 9 Diamond Account (**** Enthusiast) Stats

Note: I duoed this season because i found duoing a lot more fun,
but because of this the stats are going to be somewhat inflated

Other than that I am also a moderator of both the /r/HeimerdingerMains subreddit and the HeimerdingerMains discord, so i keep very up to date with everything that happens with the champion. I have personally talked to some of the Rioters who have worked on Heimer as well as a lot of the high elo Heimer mains.

Note: Keep in mind this is an In-Depth Guide, and NOT something to just quickly glance at for tips. There are endless amounts of those types of references out there and I wanted to do something that instead had basically all the information you could ever need, so some details and explanations will get lengthy. The only exceptions is I do not include most damages or stats for Heimerdinger or his abilities, as they are easily referenced from the wiki.
Why Play Heimerdinger? Back to Top
Heimerdinger, in my experience, is one of those champions that just kind of picks you, rather than you picking the champion up. His play-style and the types of things you can do on him are so different than any other champion in the game. The rain of "?" pings whenever you do something really funky just never gets old.

Heimer is a champion that has a LOT of room for creativity in how you use his kit. You can do so many unique and creative things with your turrets that playing him really never gets old. You can do everything from basic things such as placing H-28G Evolution Turrets over walls, to soloing/stealing objectives and brush camping to one-shot someone.

Heimer is also a fantastic Solo Queue champion because he is pretty strong at all points of the game, can do well in both 1v1s and teamfights and there's a lot of opportunities to abuse your enemies lack of knowledge on the limitations of Heimer. In lower elos (up to Platinum) there are so many people who don't know what Heimer really does or how you're supposed to play against him, so it can lead to so many free lanes.

Lastly there's the appeal of the character himself. It always feels hilarious to be a goofy little scientist waddling around and then BMing your opponents with dance/laugh spam when you beat someone or do something impressive.
Why Midlane? Back to Top
So Heimerdinger is a strange champ in that he can and has seen common play in pretty much every lane. There are some ups and downs to every lane which i will talk about in this section as well as why i specifically choose mid as my primary lane and why I think that its generally the best lane for Heimer in Solo Queue.

Top Lane:

So Heimerdinger a while back received a nerf to his H-28Q Apex Turret in 8.1 which REALLY hurt his top lane performance imo. The base damage of H-28Q Apex Turret was literally HALVED, from 200/270/340 to 100/140/180 which is a HUGE nerf to the ability. The reason why this hurts his top lane performance is that H-28Q Apex Turret is the ability used in 1v2s. Normally you'd drop the your H-28Q Apex Turret and other turrets, kite around them and try to blow one of them up or double them, but the base damage nerf makes this a lot harder in the early to mid-game. Combine that with the fact top lane is naturally a longer lane to mid (further from your tower) means if you cant win the 1v2 you're at a much bigger risk of dying to a gank. These is even harder now in this meta imo because of how high damage everything is, giving you less time to work with. For top lane there is also the problem that Heimer as a champion is countered by Mercury's Treads + Hexdrinker/ Spectre's Cowl so anyone who is smart enough to do this generally just starts winning the lane after they gets those and its going to be a long time before you get Void Staff, which is whats needed to cut through that Magic Resist. Some Heimer players have supplemented this weakness by skipping the Lost Chapter item and going into Rylai's Crystal Scepter and Liandry's Torment and just kiting out the opponent but i personally haven't had much experience with this style of build, and the lack of mana/CDR feels pretty bad to play.

Bot Lane:

Bot lane, under ideal scenarios, is actually the best lane for Heimer imo because you have the peel and stun setup via a support. So ideally if you have a good support main friend you can duo with and rely on, you can do very well with bot lane Heimer. However, if you play Ranked solo, there's a lot more RNG involved in getting a competent/reliable support and one who knows how to play with Heimer and make use of his strengths. Playing bot lane solo can still be pretty good (probably second to or as good as mid) but i generally just don't like the games where its basically a 1v2 because your support is useless or auto-filled or etc and mid lane is just more independent and self-sufficient.

Mid Lane:

Finally, there's mid lane, which imo is the best lane for Heimer when playing Ranked by yourself. The lane itself has more gank paths than side lanes but it makes up for it by being much shorter than side lanes so its quicker and easier to get back to your tower. Heimer is also a champion that has lane priority (can rotate to teammates/objectives faster/easier/without losing as much or anything) in a lot of matchups, so your junglers are gonna love you for shoving the enemy in and helping them secure Scuttle Crabs. Additionally, because you shove so well you also have more roaming options midlane than you do in a side lane if you have an opportunity to roam, although sometimes it can just be better to stay and pressure the enemy turret for plates. Finally there's matchups, which mid lane imo is the most generous with. Generally there's only a couple of matchups that are incredibly hard ( Yasuo/ Irelia) but everything else is at least lane-able. When you compare that to top where you can be countered easily by cheap tank itemization, or bot lane where you have ADCs that out-range you ( Caitlyn/ Jinx) or ADCs with low cooldown dashes or ( Lucian/ Vayne) to dodge your stun, then mid lane feels a lot nicer to play overall imo.
Threats and Synergies - Extended Back to Top
In the "Threats & Synergies" section in the top part of the guide, for threats I ONLY INCLUDED MIDLANE MATCHUPS. In this section I will talk about particularly troublesome threats from other roles. Also, synergies for Heimerdinger are pretty redundant, so theres no real point writing synergy tips for a bunch of champions. Instead, I will just state in this section the type of champions he likes to have on his team.


Synergies:

Generally the main thing you want to have on your team as Heimerdinger are champions that have Crowd Control/Engage/Pick, as Heimer has insanely strong followup engage. Its also especially nice if these champions are tanky to act as a front line and to peel if necessary. Sources of hard Crowd Control guarantee you land your abilities and combos on champions and will allow you to turn most teamfights into your teams favor from your insane burst. So champions like Sion, Ornn, Malphite, Jax, Sejuani, Jarvan IV, Rek'Sai, Alistar, Thresh or etc are all great to have on your team with Heimerdinger and the champions with multi-man teamfighting abilities such as Ornn and his Call of the Forge God or Malphite and his Unstoppable Force are especially nice since there is the ability to combo these directly into your own CH-3X Lightning Grenade combo. Besides Crowd Control champions, generally its nice to have a good damage split on your team, such as a high-damage hypercarry adc like Vayne, Jinx or etc so they cant just get away with building mostly Magic Resist into your team. High damage early-mid game ADCs like Lucian or Draven also can work well if they are able to generate an early lead. Other than these types of champions, Heimerdinger fits okay into most other team comps because his CH-3X Lightning Grenade is very valuable to teams in the majority of games.


Top Lane Threats:

Bruisers:
Mobile bruisers such as Jax, Aatrox, Riven, Kled, Irelia and Renekton can be pretty troublesome if they get ahead and itemize a bit of Magic Resist. Some of these champions get free Magic Resist via their kit like Jax and hit Ultimate Ability Grandmaster's Might, so he doesn't even need to itemize that much Magic Resist to be able to take you down. Against most of these champions with a gap closer into Crowd Control ability you ARE able to buffer in your CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade when they jump on you, but if they have tenacity from the like of Mercury's Treads and or Sterak's Gage the stun wont last long and they'll pretty easily be able to run you down if you don't burst them down enough to kill them or at least low enough to scare them off. Aatrox and Kled as well have anti-burst passives that make them especially troublesome to deal with ( Aatrox with his World Ender revive and Kled with his Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard dismounting). While still in the laning phase and any of these champions are on the enemy team (ESPECIALLY Kled and Riven that I've noticed from my games) be VERY CAREFUL of a flank by these champions. I've noticed numerous times that top laners like these with high mobility will often do a flank behind the mid river wall near your tower if they are gaining no advantages in their own lanes. Kled sometimes will just use his Chaaaaaaaarge!!! straight at you to dive you with his midlaner and then get a free tower aggro drop with his dismount, making it pretty hard your you to do anything against it before its too late. Outside of the high mobility bruisers, champions like Olaf and Nasus can still be very troublesome if they have Magic Resists and decide they want to kill you. These champions can just chain their slowing abilities on you and run you down, with you lacking the burst needed to kill them if they itemize correctly.

Tanks:
Most standard, low damage top lane tanks like Maokai or Malphite aren't much of a threat on their own, so you most likely wont be in a situation where they are going to 100 - 0 you on their own. Mainly, the threat of these types of champions are their engage oriented Crowd Control which is followed up by their team, so generally if you position correctly and dodge their main engage moves, you shouldn't have much trouble against them since they're so easily kiteable. When, if you're against some of the high damage super tanks however, such as Sion and Cho'Gath, things get a little more difficult. Champions like these quickly get to the point where they can run you down and kill you on their own, just with their base damages while you're unable to burst them down through their raw stats. If these champions become enough of a problem in a game you will likely need to get a Void Staff in order to be able to even scratch them. When you're against tanks that build Magic Resists, you generally want to interact with them as little as possible until you have Void Staff and just focus on getting to their carries or disengaging their engages/assisting in bursting them down if you need to front-to-back teamfight against them.

Jungle Threats:

Tanks:
Most tank junglers pose a big threat to Heimerdinger because they make use of Aftershock to greatly increase their resistances and their kits usually have multiple forms of hard Crowd Control, making it very difficult to either burst them OR escape from them. Tank junglers such as Rammus, Sejuani, Zac and Nunu & Willump are difficult to deal with as Heimer. Not only do Rammus and Sejuani make use of Aftershock but they have abilities that give them even MORE resistances meaning they're pretty much impossible to burst early on if they're able to get onto you. With Sejuani you can at least damage her to cause her Fury of the North passive resistences to drop, but theres no counterplay to Rammus using Flash + Frenzying Taunt on you beyond taking Cleanse which i specifically have started doing because its the only way to deal with that. Zac can use his Stretching Strike on one of your H-28G Evolution Turrets to knock you back, which is also annoying. Nunu & Willump as well can Consume your H-28G Evolution Turrets but you can at least use your CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade to stop him when hes using his Biggest Snowball Ever! to stop a gank.

Assassins:
Heimerdinger fairs well into most of the assassin junglers pre level 6 because if they ever jump on him, hes able to burst down very easily ( Kha'Zix for example). Post level 6 though, a lot of them become a problem, such as Nocturne, Rengar and Evelynn. Against all of these champions you have to rush Zhonya's Hourglass second item just so you actually get to play the game. With Nocturne and Evelynn there is at least some counterplay as you can deter a gank/all-in with a well timed CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade, just keep in mind that Nocturne has his Shroud of Darkness spellshield so you should use your Hextech Micro-Rockets first BEFORE your CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade, so you're able to actually get the stun to land. Kayn and Rhaast as well are generally easy to deal with because they have 2 abilities ( Reaping Slash and Blade's Reach) that lock them into an animation, giving you free opportunities to stun him. He can still be problematic though if he gets fed, or especially if he goes Shadow Assassin (because of that forms absurd damage), but generally hes not hard to deal with.

ADC Threats:

Generally when it comes to ADCs, the biggest threats are champions with long ranges (such as Caitlyn, Jinx or Ezreal), high mobility (such as Lucian or Vayne) or waveclear that matches yours, namely Sivir (her Spell Shield also is quite annoying). High range ADCs are really hard for Heimerdinger to deal with because they can clear your turrets from a long distance away and because their distance makes them harder to land good stuns on. Generally you just want to do your best to poke these champions out with Hextech Micro-Rockets and go for a CH-3X Lightning Grenade if you see a really good opportunity, or if another member of your team engages onto them first. Lucian and especially Vayne are pretty much impossible to deal with if they play correctly. Even if you sit on your CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade they can still dash + Bilgewater Cutlass/ Blade of the Ruined King and then Flash if you try to stun them with CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade and they're still able to chase you down if you Flash with the active slow and their movement speed from their kits ( Vayne and her Final Hour + Tumble invisibility is also insanely hard to play against).

Support Threats:

The main support threats are champions that are able to flash on you and chain crown control, namely Leona who is the most deadly of these champions. Champions like Alistar at least have to get into much closer range to do their combo on you. Other than that its mostly just minor annoyances such as healing from Soraka/ Sona or Morgana and her Black Shield. Heimerdinger thrives against most other supports such asenchanter supports like Janna and Nami because they all have low mobility and are incredibly squishy. He also thrives against hook champions like Blitzcrank and Thresh because you can use your H-28G Evolution Turrets to easily block any of their hooks.
Summoner Spells Back to Top
Flash is the most important and powerful summoner spells in the game. It is mandatory on the majority of champions in the game, especially on an immobile mage such as Heimerdinger. Take this every game.


Barrier in my opinion is the best go-to secondary summoner spell to take on Heimer along with Flash. Unless i specifically need one of the other summoner spells listed below, barrier is just a great choice into most mages and assassins. Barrier has an incredibly low cooldown and the shield it provides you is great against all-ins and 1v2s. Additionally, in lower elos people often forget you have Barrier and can get baited to engage on you, just for you to turn and kill them with the help of the big shield you get.

Ignite is another great summoner spell choice for Heimer and can be more fitting to some peoples playstyles than Barrier although i personally prefer Barrier generally. If you don't default to Ignite mid on Heimer like some people like to do, it still is a great choice against laners with a lot of healing such as Vladimir, Sylas and etc. It can also help in lanes where you normally wouldn't has much kill pressure by providing an extra chunk of true damage in all-ins.

Teleport is fantastic summoner spell choice on Heimer as well (imo its the best along with Flash for botlane Heimer since you have a support to peel for you so you don't really need Barrier). Generally i will take this into lanes where the enemy laner has VERY low kill pressure on me, such as vs champions like Zilean. It can also be a good choice vs champions that don't really want to interact with you but would rather roam to a sideline, such as Aurelion Sol since it can help you match some of their rotations.

Cleanse is a very situational but imo MANDATORY summoner spell to take in some lanes. When facing enemy laners with reliable/un-dodgeable hard CC such as Twisted Fate or Lissandra its a crucial pickup, ESPECIALLY if the enemy jungler is a high damage jungler or has a lot of deadly hard CC themselves such as Rammus or Sejuani. Its also worth mentioning that Cleanse cleanses the damage over time of Ignite, so its a good pick into champions that want to stun you and burst you with the aid of Ignite such as Annie.
Rune Choices Back to Top
This set of runes is the most frequent page i run. In my opinion it gives you pretty much everything you could ever need: poke, mana sustain, a ton of AP and a ton of health sustain. If i'm against a melee laner that i can poke with autos a lot, i may however go for Aery.


Sorcery is the primary tree we choose for Heimerdinger as in my opinion it offers the best keystone and rune choices for him. It provides easy access to things such as mana sustain and especially raw ability power, which Heimer absolutely loves since everything in his kit scales extremely well off of ability power.

Arcane Comet in my opinion is the best and most consistent keystone rune to go on Heimerdinger. Summon Aery Used to be the best Sorcery keystone for Heimerdinger because it was able to proc off of every single source of damage from Heimerdinger (barring things like Ignite), but recently turrets were changed to also be able to proc Arcane Comet off of their autoattacks (although Heimers autos still do not proc comet). This recent change in my opinions has made Arcane Comet take the edge over Summon Aery in every lane besides possibly melee matchups. Arcane Comet as it stands now is quite great on Heimerdinger because not only does your entire kit proc it, but your entire kit ALSO lowers comets cooldown for every source of ability damage that hits an enemy champion (this INCLUDES turret lasers and autoattacks). In that late game, with multiple turrets attacking an enemy, the cooldown between Arcane Comet procs, without ANYTHING but just turret autoattacks, is mere seconds. Arcane Comet is proced even MORE frequently than that when you combo with spells.

In the first line of minor Sorcery runes, i default to Manaflow Band in most matchups because we can quickly and easily stack it, and after that point we get 250 extra mana to work with after every back plus a small amount of mana regen. While this rune isn't absolutely needed it is a VERY nice quality of life rune. However, if i am against a lot of AP threats such as an AP assassin mid and AP jungler, i will often go Nullifying Orb because it provides an extra line of defense against these champions. The cooldown on this rune is also VERY low (60s) so it will be up pretty much any time you're going to be all-ined.

In the second line of minor Sorcery runes, i go Absolute Focus for its additional AP which Heimer loves. The AP IS however conditional, but when combined with our secondary rune tree choices which offer us sustain, we will have the free AP from Absolute Focus up probably around 70% of the time. Another good all-around choice in this line of runes is Transcendence because it provides us with 10% CDR which is really nice on Heimer. The problem with this rune however is that it does NOTHING for us until level 10 and in the current meta of early game/snowball you want to be generally taking runes that give you something in the early game, ESPECIALLY on champions like Heimerdinger who already have a good early game, making it even better.

In the third line of minor Sorcery runes, i go Gathering Storm, frankly because everything else in this rune line is just pretty abysmal. Scorch used to be a good rune choice for Heimer, but since they changed it to having half the cooldown and damage, you have to proc it twice as often to get the most out of the damage, which just isn't realistic or worth it anymore. That, also combined with the fact that when Gathering Storm hits its first breakpoint, its most likely already going to be doing more than us than Scorch will, means there really is no reason to go it. Gathering Storm also provides us with some nice late game insurance, so that if the game does go on quite long, we only get stronger and stronger.

Domination is the secondary tree we choose for Heimerdinger it provides us a TON of health sustain over the coarse of a game.

The first Domination rune we opt to take is Taste of Blood. This runes provides us with a lot of nice lane sustain to try and stay topped off as much as possible and help win any sustain based war of attrition against enemy laners. Turrets themselves proc this rune, so its pretty easy for us to proc.

The second Domination rune we opt to take is Ravenous Hunter. This rune used to be amazing on Heimer because the healing it provided was 1:1 with H-28G Evolution Turret auto-attack damage, however post 9.7 the healing effectiveness on this rune is only 33.3%. That said i still very much like the feel of this rune and i always feel lacking in sustain when i skip it. Even though it is mostly a scaling rune, you will visibly be able to see your health slowing going up from your turrets. Also, when you DO get it stacked, the amount of sustain this rune provides is can feel quite nice since your turrets more often than not will be attacking things and healing you.


This set of runes, which takes Summon Aery instead of Arcane Comet is also a very good page to run. Although after the recent changes to turrets that allow them to proc Arcane Comet with their autoattacks, i generally now only take Summon Aery into melee matchups. Summon Aery enhances your autoattacks, so in melee matchups this extra added damage adds up to be a lot over the course of the early laning phase (its cooldown early is MUCH lower than Arcane Comet) and can help generate an advantage by poking your enemy laner out, denying him creeps or causing him to have bad back times.


This set of runes, which instead takes Domination primary and Sorcery secondary is also a great rune page that I know a lot of other Heimerdinger mains take. The main difference between this and Sorcery primary rune pages is it takes Electrocute and therefore is more burst oriented and less poke oriented. The extra burst of Electrocute feels VERY NICE, but my main problem with this page is that your main reliable way to proc this ability is stunning and comboing with your CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade which has a very high base mana cost of 85, so procing Electrocute on cooldown is going to end up being quite mana costly. It is noting however that every H-28G Evolution Turret has unique auto-attacks that each (1 per turret) count towards procing Electrocute and the same applies to their turret lasers as well. In this rune setup Ghost Poro is often swapped out for Eyeball Collection and Absolute Focus or Gathering Storm is often swapped out for Manaflow Band as well.


With the recent nerf to Absolute Focus combined with the 66% healing reduction Ravenous Hunter gives from pets, the standard rune setup i usually go has received a bit of a hit, which has made other options a lot more appealing. I still prefer taking Domination as a secondary, but this rune setup taking Inspiration as a secondary (which is a VERY popular secondary choice right now) also is a very nice choice. With this setup we take take Transcendence (with probably an early Fiendish Codex buy after Luden's Echo, for a quick 40% CDR) instead of Absolute Focus because we no longer have the reliable sustain from Domination, Biscuit Delivery for lane sustain and most likely Cosmic Insight for the 45% CDR, which feels REALLY nice to have. Perfect Timing Is also a viable option into lanes or team comps where you are going to NEED a Zhonya's Hourglass anyway (so the early free stopwatch can really save your butt) and Time Warp Tonic is also an okay option since we go Biscuit Delivery and likely Refillable Potion, but since Heimer doesn't go Corrupting Potion he wont get AS much use out of the rune as other champions.
Itemization Back to Top
Early Buys


This is the PERFECT first buy item if you're able to save up 1300g before your first back. Lost Chapter gives you everything you could ever want: CDR, Ability Power, mana/mana sustain and it builds into Luden's Echo. If you are about to back and are close to being able to afford this item its often worth to try get the extra gold you need to get this item, but just be sure not to greed and overstay if you're low on resources or if there is a likely threat of being killed. If you CAN'T afford this item on a first back, you will want to pick up a mix of the other items below.

Generally always picked up after Lost Chapter as the final Luden's Echo component, but if you back, cant finish Lost Chapter, aren't having any mana issues and feel like you can utilize the Blasting Wands high AP to get a kill in your lane or to pressure your opponent, it can be a pretty good buy.

A great early buy into an AD assassin lane that helps nullify some of the damage you might be taking from them. Generally, i will go this after Lost Chapter if i back but don't have full Luden's Echo money and if I've been taking a lot of poke damage from enemy mid. The main champions this helps against are Zed with his Razor Shuriken poke and Living Shadow + Shadow Slash combo, and Talon with his Rake poke. If you're not taking much damage from these champions, its not really a necessary buy before Luden's Echo, but you will likely be going Zhonya's Hourglass second item anyway, so it wouldn't be a bad buy still, even if to just cover your damage reduction needs in case you mess up and get chunked. Sometimes even just picking up a Cloth Armor early in this lane if you don't have the gold for other components is a nice buy as well.

If you don't have lost chapter money, a The Dark Seal combined with Lost Chapter components feels pretty nice. If you're in a lane where you REALLY need mana to keep up, you might want to go Sapphire Crystal instead, but if your mana management has been fine, the extra AP and snowball potential of The Dark Seal always is nice to have. The Dark Seal is often bought along with Refillable Potion to get some nice extra healing from the potions and together they solve all your early game potion needs.

If you don't have Lost Chapter money, Boots of Speed combined with The Dark Seal, Refillable Potion and or Lost Chapter components what you want to be getting. If i haven't felt like i need the extra Movement Speed in the early lane phase, it's not that high priority of a buy because we have our Hextech Affinity to help us out anyway, but in lanes where dodging are VERY important, like vs Xerath, Boots of Speed are REALLY good early buy to help us avoid as much poke as we can.

If you have an extra 150g left after backing, getting this item will solve all our potion needs for the rest of the game. This item is often combined with The Dark Seal to make our potions even more efficient.

If you have 75g to spare on a back and don't already have a Control Ward in your inventory then you should ALWAYS buy one. Even if you have one out on the map currently, it's really nice to have the spare just in case it gets cleared. In league vision is crucial, so maximizing the vision you can have on the map is a no-brainer.




Sorcerer's Shoes are the main boot choice for AP mages in general. Since there are limited sources of Flat Magic Penetration in the game, its a no brainer to go these boots the vast majority of the time. The only times i would ever consider going another type of boots is if i was vs a full AD comp with auto attacks, where i would probably go Ninja Tabi or if i was vs a team where i really needed the Tenacity from Mercury's Treads to try and help deal with a team with either a lot of hard CC in general or some targeted hard CC (ie: cant be dodged).

Luden's Echo is the best Lost Chapter item imo for Heimer. It gives you all the stats you want in an early game item (mana, AP, CDR, flat damage) and unique damage passive on Luden's Echo is very nice for poking, bursting or even just clearing waves. While Archangel's Staff is a terrible item on Heimer because it takes a long time to scale up, I have heard of some other Heimer mains having good success with Hextech GLP-800. Hextech GLP-800 provides similar stats to Luden's Echo with a cheaper cost and a a nice active you can use to catch people out and land easy stuns. The main problem i have with Hextech GLP-800 is that it has a much higher cooldown than the Luden's Echo and Heimer is a champion that's looking to poke often so he makes full and quick use of the magic damage passive.

Zhonya's Hourglass is a great buy on Heimer, however it is purchased FAR too often in my opinion by a lot of other Heimer players. A lot of people get this after Luden's Echo pretty much every game which is a really bad habit. You should ONLY go Zhonya's Hourglass that early if you NEED the unique stasis active, such as vs assassins mid ( Zed, Talon, Fizz, etc) or if you're vs a dive comp (like an enemy jungle Jarvan IV). If you buy Zhonya's Hourglass in situations where you really don't need the active, you are just wasting gold on a mediocre amount of stats and delaying other core items such as Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff.

Rabadon's Deathcap is basically a mandatory item on every AP champion these days. The raw amount of Ability Power and damage you get from this item is absolutely insane. This item is especially powerful on Heimerdinger because EVERYTHING in his kit scales VERY well off of AP. Each individual H-28G Evolution Turret auto-attack has a 30% AP ratio and each laser has a 55% AP ratio for example, which its pretty nuts when you look at how many of these you can pump out. Even H-28G Evolution Turret and H-28Q Apex Turret health scale off of AP, which feels very nice.

Void Staff is another item that's basically mandatory on all AP champions these days. Getting 40% total Magic Resist penetration can be a massive damage increase against enemy champs that have stacked Magic Resist. Even against squishy champions this item can be very nice because of the way the % Magic Penetration on Void Staff stacks with the Flat Magic Penetration of Sorcerer's Shoes and Oblivion Orb/ Morellonomicon. The % Magic Penetration of Void Staff is applied first and THEN the Flat Magic Penetration, so with these three items you will probably be doing True Damage with your skills to most squishies.

Rylai's Crystal Scepter is a fantastic item on Heimerdinger. It is incredibly cheap, provides decent stats and has a very powerful slow passive. This passive can be applied by all your spells and even your H-28G Evolution Turret turret autos or Luden's Echo passive damage proc. While this item feels really nice to get, it still is pretty situational. Generally i pick up this item early if i don't REALLY need any of the other core items and I am against a team with 2-3+ melee champions that can be easily kited. This item is also a great item pickup if you're pretty behind and just want to provide some utility for your team.

Banshee's Veil is a decent item, but is REALLY situational. Even against a lot of AP assassins such as Fizz the active of Zhonya's Hourglass is simply just better and more reliable than what Banshee's Veil offers. Not to mention the fact that we are are in a meta where most mid laners rush Luden's Echo and the passive damage splash from this item actually breaks the Banshee's Veil passive shield, making it useless a lot of the time. The main times i pick up this item is when I am vs AP champs that are looking to flash stun and combo me, namely Annie and Syndra.

Morellonomicon is a great go-to item for pretty much any AP mid laner. The main component of Morellonomicon which is Oblivion Orb can be picked up after Sorcerer's Shoes and Luden's Echo pretty much every game because of how great Flat Magic Penetration is. From there, you generally only wan to finish Morellonomicon early if you are against a lot of champions that currently already heal a lot such as Vladimir, Sylas, Soraka, Sona, Dr. Mundo, a Draven that rushed The Bloodthirster or etc. If you currently do not need the Grievous Wounds passive of Morellonomicon its fine to just sit on Oblivion Orb and work towards other more important core items until you do need to finish Morellonomicon.

Mejai's Soulstealer is pretty much "Snowball: The Item" for AP champions. Since Heimer LOVES AP this can be a great pickup when you've got a 10 stack The Dark Seal and have a back with enough gold to get Mejai's Soulstealer but not really any other important item. When you combine Mejai's Soulstealer with Rabadon's Deathcap, our rune choices, Elixir of Sorcery and possibly Infernal Drakes/Baron buff you can get INSANE levels of Ability Power.

Liandry's Torment until recently in my opinion was a really mediocre item on Heimer that you would only really ever want if you either had nothing else to buy or REALLY needed to do some tank busting vs HP stacking champions. However, in patch 9.6 H-28G Evolution Turret were changed to now apply the % Max Health burn passive of Liandry's Torment with their auto-attacks which is a MASSIVE buff to this item for Heimer so now, its just a great purchase in general. The problem with this item in my opinion though is that Sorcerer's Shoes, Luden's Echo, Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff all are generally just more important buys, and going Liandry's Torment before some of these just delay their crucial power spikes.


Item Order

Pretty much every game you're going to want to go Sorcerer's Shoes Luden's Echo Oblivion Orb (although Oblivion Orb isn't AS mandatory, as other items still often take priority) but then after that EVERY item buy is situational. Basically after this point you want to look at every item i listed above and think about which you would need more. Vs a dive comp/AD assassin and cant play the game without Zhonya's Hourglass? Then thats your next buy. Does the enemy team have a ton of healing that you need to cut down? Morellonomicon. Are you snowballing, back with 1250g+ and don't need the other items? Work towards Rabadon's Deathcap. Same scenario but you have a 10 stack The Dark Seal and 1050g but not 1250g? Mejai's Soulstealer. There's no way i can run though every possible scenario and list the items you should buy for them, its a skill that generally comes with your game knowledge as you play more games. If you're a newer Heimerdinger player the best you can do what i said earlier which is thinking about every item i listed above after the core items, then going for the one you think you need most next.
Basic Ability Breakdown Back to Top
Hextech Affinity is Heimerdinger's passive ability. When you're within 300 range of an ally turret (Turret/ H-28G Evolution Turret/ H-28Q Apex Turret) you gain 20% Bonus Movement Speed. Heimers passive ability before his somewhat recent mini rework used to be passive hp regen for him and his allies, but this new passive is much more directly useful. This passive gives us the ability to kite around inside our turret fields, dodge abilities, aids in escaping ganks and etc. Since Heimerdinger otherwise is a completely immobile mage, this passive ability is very useful.

H-28G Evolution Turret is Heimerdinger's Q ability. Heimer uses a Spare Part (which are generated every 20 seconds (effected by CDR) and build up to a cap of 3 Spare Parts) to place a automated turret next to him at up to 350 range. These turrets fire a basic attack at the lowest HP target within its range, or will change to any target Heimer auto-attacks or uses abilities on (be CAREFUL however, as this is a single target ability which will draw minion aggro Heimerdinger). These turrets charge a beam at 1.11% per second (this passive charge is effected by CDR but still is largely negligible) but can be 100% charged by landing all 5 Hextech Micro-Rockets or your CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade (or their upgraded variants) on an enemy champion and turrets within 1000 range of the enemy, causing them to fire a piercing laser at the nearest in-range enemy champion or minion if no enemy champion is still in range. These ability activated lasers are Heimers main means of combo-ing, so you need get really good at landing your skillshots in order to be truly good at Heimer. This ability is generally maxed second as it mainly only gains laser base damage with each level and a minuscule amount of turret auto damage, while it scales better generally just with AP and champion levels. More creative and detailed usage of this ability will be discussed later in the guide.

Hextech Micro-Rockets Is Heimerdinger's W ability. Heimer shoots out a wave of 5 rockets (starting slightly behind him) that converge on the point you aim at, and spread back out after this convergence point until it hits its maximum range of 1325 or hits an enemy. Each of these rockets charge your H-28G Evolution Turret lasers by 20% for hitting them on an enemy champion, or by 100% for hitting all 5 against an enemy champion. This ability deals slightly less damage damage with consecutive rockets to minions beyond the first (60% of the initial rocket damage) and significantly less damage with consecutive rockets to champions beyond the first (20% of the initial rocket damage). Because of this damage reductions to champions, you're generally fine just poking an enemy laner with 1 rocket since it contains most of the damage, but hitting multiple obviously is ideal as it deals more damage, but this isn't as easy or guaranteed as just hitting the one can be. This ability is maxed first because its Heimers main source of wavedclear/reliable poke and because both its cooldown and base damage increase with every ability level. More creative and detailed usage of this ability will be discussed later in the guide.

CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade Is Heimerdinger's E ability. Heimer lobs a grenade over enemies to the point you aim at up to a maximum range of 970. This grenade will stun enemies within 135 units of the landing point or slow enemies between 136 and 250 units of the landing point, charging all nearby H-28G Evolution Turret lasers fully. This ability is maxed last because it only increases its base damage with every ability level and because its primarily a utility skill or catalyst for turret laser combos. More creative and detailed usage of this ability will be discussed later in the guide.

UPGRADE!!! Is Heimerdinger's R (Ultimate) ability. Heimer empowers his next basic ability, giving them new and unique effects. After 3 seconds of using UPGRADE!!!, if you have not used an ability then it can be recast to set it back on a 3 second cooldown, however the mana cost is NOT refunded. Note: Upgraded abilities and standard abilities (EXCEPT H-28Q Apex Turret, which will be discussed later) share the same cooldowns so you CANNOT use CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade and CH-3X Lightning Grenade succession for example. Important note: Heimerdinger's upgraded abilities scale ONLY with your UPGRADE!!! level, and NOT basic ability level, so it is often optimal to use the ultimate of an ability you do NOT have maxed. Heimerdinger's upgraded abilities consist of:

  • H-28Q Apex Turret is the upgraded version of H-28G Evolution Turret. Heimer places a larger turret withing 450 units (CURRENTLY BUGGED TO 350 UNITS) that deals more damage, has more health, more range, and charges 12.5% of its own laser every second. Hextech Micro-Rockets and CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade also charge its beam, just like your un-upgraded turrets. This turret also goes beyond the normal 3 turrets placed cap, meaning you can have your 3 H-28G Evolution Turret and 1 H-28Q Apex Turret placed at the same time. This ability is generally used in split teamfights, for zoning, objective taking, or 2v1s. More creative and detailed usage of this ability will be discussed later in the guide.

  • Hextech Rocket Swarm is the upgraded version of Hextech Micro-Rockets. Heimer launches 4 waves of rockets, similar to those in the basic ability. These rockets deal reduced damage beyond the first and even more reduced damage beyond the fifth. This ability is generally used to front-load burst (high upfront damage, minimum reaction time) targets you stun, clear waves and execute enemies outside of your regular Hextech Micro-Rockets damage range or enemies in fog of war (more missiles means more chance of hitting them). Each rocket hitting a nearby enemy champion charges nearby turrets by 20%, just like the basic ability. More creative and detailed usage of this ability will be discussed later in the guide.

  • CH-3X Lightning Grenade is the upgraded version of CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade. Heimer lobs a bouncing grenade which that has increased range and bounces 3 times. Each landing point stuns/slows in an area around it that is larger than the basic ability area. Successive hits on the same champion do not do extra damage but CAN reapply its CC if its able to (ex: an enemy spellshields or or uses Quicksilver Sash on the first bounce). Consecutive bounces however DO damage minions and monsters with each bounce, dealing its full damage every time. Each bounce hitting a nearby enemy champion charges nearby turrets by 100%, just like the basic ability. This ability is by far Heimers best upgraded ability because it has huge range, multiple CC points (making it great in teamfights, ESPECIALLY in funnel points), easily activates nearby H-28G Evolution Turret lasers and is MUCH more reliable of a CC than the basic CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade. This ability is generally used in teamfights, to stun and burst an enemy with more accuracy than the normal CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade, to steal objectives when combined with Hextech Micro-Rockets and in general is our most reliable ability overall. More creative and detailed usage of this ability will be discussed later in the guide.
Detailed Ability Information and Usage Back to Top
Tips, tricks and detailed/creative usage for each of Heimerdingers abilities:


28G Evolution Turret - Tips, Tricks and Usage


H-28G Evolution Turret Functionality and Interactions:
  • When placed turrets will attack the closest nearby enemy unit.
  • Turrets will attempt to attack the same targets as any other turrets in range.
  • Heimerdingers autoattacks and abilities apply a refreshing high priority mark on enemies, causing turrets to target them.
  • Being attacked by enemies causes turrets in range to swap focus to them.
  • Turrets have a moderate sight range to them.
  • When out of range of turrets, they go on an 8 second timer, and if you do not come back within range in that time, they will deactivate. This can be used for neat tricks by being JUST out of activation range of turrets, baiting them to come clear it, and then unexpectedly combing them.
  • Deactivated turrets have a reduced sight range.
  • Turrets snapshot your AP/your level when you place them, and do NOT update as your AP changes or as your level changes. They DO however update their Magic Penetration values as if you gain some.
  • Blinds such as Teemos Blinding Dart can blind H-28G Evolution Turrets if used directly on them.
  • Jaxs Counter Strike will block H-28G Evolution Turret autoattacks.
  • Pantheons Aegis Protection will not block H-28G Evolution Turret autoattacks.
  • H-28G Evolution Turrets will passively charge their lasers at a rate of 1.11% per second (reduced by Cooldown Reduction), however this passive charging is largely negligible.
  • Melee autoattacks (including Sheen and similar items) do 40% increased damage to H-28G Evolution Turrets.
  • Killing a H-28G Evolution Turret grants 5g and 0cs to the enemy that kills it.

H-28G Evolution Turret stats:



Turret placement in lane:

Generally you want to keep your turrets in a loose triangle, as seen in this picture below:

First Wave Placement

At the start of the game (assuming you don't invade as a team), you do NOT want to just go and place all 3 turrets immediately, instead, you want to just start by placing one, then continue to place more right before you hit the turret cap until you have all three down. You want to do this because it means you will then always have reserve turrets in case some fight or flank happens and because the less turrets that are down, the easier they are to protect from enemies attempting to clear them. How far apart you place these turrets depend on the matchup. You want to place them as close to each other as you can so that lasers from each turret are in range and have the best chance of hitting the opponent, but not close enough that the turrets can be hit along with the wave by an AoE ability. As the waves generally start crashing in-front of or behind the center point of the lane, you generally want to inch the triangle forward one turret at a time, to maximize the uptime of your turrets and keep as many in reserve as you can (as opposed to recreating an entirely new triangle forwards or backwards in the lane). An example of a triangle that's been moved forward one turret from the default center point of the lane is seen below:

First Wave Placement + 1 Forward

Another important point to talk about is when a fresh wave is about to crash into your turret triangle which would cost you 1-2 turrets, in this case you can let these turrets fall if you have plenty in reserve OR you can save these turrets simply by tanking the wave while your minions catch up, and then guide the minions back into your minions, wherever you want the waves to crash into each other. Forcing the waves to crash further ahead in the lane saves turrets and gives you mid priority but does have the disadvantage of making you easier to gank, so use your best judgement as to when to do it. While the turret triangle is great to use you do NOT always have to use it. Sometimes you can just use 1-2 turrets forward in the lane if they're being killed easily for example, of if you want to place some further back defensively in case of a gank. If you're in a REALLY bad lane where turrets are dying almost instantly, you should try and conserve as many as you can so that you have them when they really matter (all-ins, 1v2s, 2v1s, etc) and just try and shove the wave with Hextech Micro-Rockets and a minimal amount of turrets.

Turret placement out of lane:

Out of lane, turret placement is extremely situational and open ended. I most likely will not be able to describe all situations and their related turret positioning but i will do my best to cover most of the important or frequent ones that come to mind.
  • Contesting Scuttle Crabs:
    When you have lane priority and are the first of the mid laners to rotate to help your jungler secure the scuttle you can use turrets differently depending on the enemy junglers current position to help secure the crab and possibly even a summoner or kill. If the enemy jungler is already between you and your jungler you can place turrets between you and him to cut off his escape and then place more turrets closer to/in range of him depending on the skirmish plays out, and 2v1 him. If the enemy jungle has not yet entered the river, you can place turrets between you, the scuttle and where the enemy jungler is coming from. This means if the enemy jungle wants try and get to scuttle he has to come through your turrets and you. In this case your turret will also auto-attack the Scuttle Crab and cause him to scuttle away towards your jungler

  • Dragon taking note:
    When taking Dragon and there's a decent chance of it being stolen by the enemy jungler (say from a Lee Sin, whos great at stealing Dragon by using his Resonating Strike + Smite combo), do NOT place turrets in the pit. Heimerdingers H-28G Evolution Turret take very little damage from Dragon so they can tank its hits for quite a while and not reset its aggro, which traps Dragon in the pit making it vulnerable to being stolen.

  • Blue Side Dragon Taking:
    When taking a Dragon on blue side you have 3 directions enemies can come from: blue buff, from the left (via mid lane or the back of blue), and from the right (bot lane). In this case you want to place your turrets near the lightly spaced around the front of the dragon pit (usually 2) and keep one ore more in reserve. Then if enemies begin to approach from a direction you have extra turrets in reserve to place away from the Dragon to help zone them away from your team.

    Blue Side Dragon Taking

  • Red Side Dragon Taking:
    When taking a Dragon on red side you have 3 directions enemies can come from: over the back of the pit, from the left side (mid lane/raptors) or from the right(bot lane/tri brush). If you're starting a fresh dragon with no enemies nearby, i usually ward over the back wall (or turret over the back wall as turrets grant vision, but you should only do that as a last resort for vision as it gives away you're doing the objective) and place a turret directly at the back of the pit. Putting the turret here means i can combo or poke anyone who comes close to ward the pit. Then as we continue to take the dragon i place more turrets towards any side enemies seem to be approaching from. If they are playing back and hesitant i will place the turret inside the pit near near he edge from where they're approaching so i can combo them if they approach, or if they're playing closer and trying to come in early i place turret(s) directly in the river to zone them away from my team.

    Red Side Dragon Taking

  • Blue Side Baron Taking:
    When taking baron from on blue side you want to place your turrets along the right side of the pit spread out towards red buff and ward over the back wall. This placement means you're able to combo anyone who approaches from the topside of red or the botside of red. If enemies try and move in through the right in the river, you can rotate turrets down the edge to the right lip, so you can combo anyone approaching from the river but near the topside walls. If they approach along the center or bottom of the river you should rotate your turrets down towards the center front of the pit, or possibly in the river itself to zone depending on the situations. In this last scenario youre often faced with the decision of either continue to DPS the baron down, or turn and fight, so you will have to use your best judgement in these cases.

    Blue Side Baron Taking

  • Red Side Baron Taking:
    When taking baron from on the red side you want to place your turrets spread out along the front side of the pit. A proper spread should be enough to cover enemies approaching from all blue side direction.

    Red Side Baron Taking

  • General Placement Out of Lane:
    Outside of the scenarios i Have discussed, how you position your H-28G Evolution Turret out of lane is EXTREMELY situational. Generally you want to focus on putting your turrets in offensive or defensive positions/arrangements depending on the situation while trying to keep all of the other things i mentioned about your turrets in mind. This is something that will take time and a lot of games to get the game knowledge about, but if you really put the effort in a lot of the placement simply becomes second nature and you don't actively think about it as much.
Do NOT sit on 3 reserve turrets:
NEVER sit on all 3 of your reserved turrets unless they are ALL in they're optimal locations. Even then, refreshing these turrets can be helpful as they will now have max HP and updated stats (since Heimer's turrets snapshot his stats when the are initially placed, and do NOT update as your stats change).

Turrets can be placed over most walls:
H-28G Evolution Turret and H-28Q Apex Turret can be placed over all but the thickest of walls. They act pretty much the same as wards in that if they are past the halfway point of the wall they will be pushed to the nearest valid position on the side they are closest to. After a while you can get used to doing this with smart cast, but starting out or if you want to be precise you can toggle the indicator and try and place them inside the wall, towards the opposite side of the wall and past the middle of it, like so:

Placing turrets over walls

Some good uses of this trick are:
  • Placing a turret over a wall to get vision (since active turrets have a moderate vision radius to them).

  • Placing turrets over walls to combo. The closer a turret is to the enemy the more likely you are to hit lasers on them as the less distance the laser has to travel, so placing turrets over walls to combo over the wall is optimal.

  • Simply dropping turrets over a wall to add damage to a fight you can't otherwise get to.

  • You can place a turret over a wall that an enemy flashes over such that it grants vision of said target and can possibly target them and finish them off if they are on low health.

  • Doing objectives over walls. Camps and even Dragon/Baron can be done completely over walls as Heimer. For things like basic buffs or camps you can just place 1 turret over to grant visions, then more turrets to tank and DPS and then use your other abilities to burst the camp. Doing Dragon/Baron over the back of the walls is a bit more involved so i will cover them in the next section instead.
Turrets can be blastconed:
You can place turrets around blastcone plants and pop them all over the wall at once, which can be useful in a few situations:
  • Popping a turret over the wall towards Baron to grant vision of the area (as popping the turret over this way instead of just placing it over will send the turret further/closer to the pit.

  • You can place and pop a few turrets over walls to surprise and burst unsuspecting down from over the walls. Bursting them this way basically instantly places all 3 turrets near them.

  • Popping turrets over walls to combo a team on Dragon/Baron. You can pop a blastcone and send 3 turrets over a wall against a team trying to take one of these objectives. You should either do it right when they start it to get them off, or right near the end and combine the turrets popping over with the objective stealing combo which i will discuss later in the guide (although its simply CH-3X Lightning Grenade + Hextech Micro-Rockets in quick succession).
Turrets can block abilities:
Our H-28G Evolution Turret can block/absorb any skillshots that stop on collision with units, this hugely swings some matchups in our favor once you get used to/fast enough at predicatively or reactively placing them. For example in matchups against champions with key pick abilities such as Zoe and her Sleepy Trouble Bubble or Morgana and her Dark Binding, the ability to consistently block these dangerous skillshot greatly hinders their ability to make any picks on your our nearby allies. Also, you can use this tactic into any of the hook champions such as Blitzcrank, Pyke, Thresh, Nautilus and etc to completely block their ability to ever hook you, which makes Heimer a fantastic choice into these champions. I cant count how many times I have had these hook champions attempt to flash hook me, just to get it blocked by a well timed turret.

Note about csing when using turrets:
When it comes to csing minions that are in range of your turrets, you sometimes kind of have to go with the flow of what the turrets are doing rather than try and dictate their targeting. What i mean by this is that by forcing a turret to swap aggro from a low minion to another low minion may cause you to just miss both CS, so its sometimes better to just go about it one CS at a time, following what your turrets are focusing.

Wave management when using turrets:
Due to the nature of H-28G Evolution Turrets automatically attacking creeps within range, Heimerdinger naturally pushes the wave, meaning you cant force a freeze unless you move your turrets off the wave (although you can still freeze and sometimes use a turret in the early game to help with csing a bit). The problem with this is CSing without turrets, and without spamming abilities (ie: just with autoattacks) can be a bit annoying and takes a LOT of practice to get down, ESPECIALLY if you have a decent wave size and they all target 1-2 minions which can make the timing extremely precise. Thankfully permashoving the wave is often the best thing to do on Heimerdinger as it gives you priority to help your jungler, pressure tower, poke the enemy laner under tower, or look for good backs or roams. The only times I really attempt a freeze are when I am behind and want really safe CS or possibly if I am really ahead and want to deny CS or force them to be forward in the lane, becoming vulnerable to a gank.


Hextech Micro-Rockets - Tips, Tricks and Usage


Rockets start BEHIND your model:
Hextech Micro-Rockets actually start slightly behind Heimerdingers model, so you can hit enemy minions or champions behind you with minimum possible delay/reaction time.

Rockets can be "fanned":
By placing the cursor close to Heimerdinger, you can fan out the rockets over a very large area. This is VERY useful because the initial rocket damage does about half of the total damage of the ability.

Fanning

There are quite a few situations this trick can be useful in:
  • It can be used to deal near-guaranteed poke damage against an enemy champion. Against champions that can be slippery and hard to hit with a full Hextech Micro-Rockets, its really nice to be able to just fan it out and make sure you get consistent poke in.

  • It is also useful in situations where multiple enemies are spread out in front of you, as hitting both enemies with 1 rocket each effectively deals the abilities full damage overall despite only hitting 2/5 rockets on enemies.

  • If a low HP target flashes over a wall into fog of war, and there are multiple directions they could go once they are over, you can fan your rockets to make sure you don't miss and that you secure the kill.
You can use rockets to pierce a wave AND hit an enemy champion:
If there an enemy champion hiding behind a enemy minion, you can use your rockets to both kill the creep with the first few rockets, and hit the final rockets on the enemy champions. This is exceptionally easy because rockets deal a ton of damage to minions and can be even easier when you get more points in you rockets and if the enemy minions is low.

Minion + Champion

Rockets are an excellent fog of war check:
Hextech Micro-Rockets has a pretty good range to it (1325 units) and covers a very wide area when fanned, so it is an excellent tool to use for checking brushes or fog of war for enemies or objectives.


CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade - Tips, Tricks and Usage


Fishing for stuns:
CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade has a very long travel time/slow projectile speed, which generally makes the ability hard to hit. Most of the time in lane, when you use it, it will be for disengage or you will be "fishing". What i mean by "fishing" is you're throwing out your stun predicatively to a position you think your enemy is going to move to. These predictions generally aren't something that can be taught, its something you have to learn through playing the game and by acquiring gamesense and the ability to read patterns in your enemy. That said, i can share the most common example of fishing for a stun, which is throwing a stun, as an enemy goes to cs, at the location they will have to be in to last hit one of your minions (this ESPECIALLY applies to cannon minions, as people GREED for these HARD, especially at lower elos). The exact distance/location of these depends on the enemy laners autoattack range or if they plan to use an ability to do it. You generally need to "feel it out" against most people, which gets back to having to develop gamesense and the ability to read people, but it eventually becomes mostly second nature.

Stun Fishing With Minions

Note: Be VERY careful when stun fishing against certain champions, like assassins, as they can HEAVILY punish you for wasting your grenade cooldown.

Target distance = stun delay:
Due to CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade having a very long travel time/slow projectile speed, it takes longer to hit targets that are further away. However, the inverse is also true; enemies that are closer to you take less time be hit and when enemies are practically on top of you, the ability comes out almost instantly (its purely just the cast time when throwing it 0 units away). This is a VERY important thing to point out, as it gives you a near-guaranteed stun on enemies that are going to jump on you (like Jax, Xin Zhao and etc), which allows you to disengage or burst them down.

Grenades grants vision:
CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade briefly grants vision when thrown into fog of war. This can be useful for doing things such as checking objectives/brushes or starting a combo on someone over a wall (note: the vision only lasts long enough to get one volley of lasers). Although BE CAREFUL, CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade is your only utility skill, so you should not just be throwing it out willy-nilly.


H-28Q Apex Turret - Tips, Tricks and Usage


H-28Q Apex Turret stats:



Heimerdingers H-28Q Apex Turret can be pretty situational, but generally if a fight is breaking out and enemies aren't lining up for a good multi-man CH-3X Lightning Grenade stun, then it can be a solid option. Some example situations where it can be worth considering are:
  • When getting 2v1ed and the enemies aren't lining up to stun both, you can put your H-28Q Apex Turret down and kite back away from enemies, since its autoattacks slow, or you can use it to burst someone who jumps on top of you.

    2v1

  • When fighting, or about to fight a very spaced out teamfight away from chokepoints, when it will be difficult or unlikely to hit multiple people. Just placing H-28Q Apex Turret down will slow people coming from dangerous flank directions and might deter a disadvantageous fight in general.

    Spread Out Teamfight

  • H-28Q Apex Turret can be very useful for zoning When doing an objective and most of the enemy team tries to approach from one area/direction. Dropping H-28Q Apex Turret means they would have to pass through or focus it down while they're constantly being slowed, damaged and at risk of being engaged on if they try to continue to approach the objective.

    Zoning An Objective

  • If you know you're about to be CCed and you're unable to avoid it, its often a good idea to just put down H-28Q Apex Turret to to get some damage and slows out and possibly set up for a turn or combo if you manage to survive.

    Using RQ Before Being CCED
RQ autos slow:
The autoattacks of H-28Q Apex Turret slow by 25% for 1 second, so it can be a great tool to setup combos. If an enemy is in low-medium range of you, you can put it down, wait for the auto then start the combo while they are slowed, which should be guaranteed providing they have no mobility skill left. Even then, you can sometimes catch them after they flash/use a mobility skill, if the turret fires an auto before they use it, as the autoattack will travel with them.

RQ is great at tanking objectives:
H-28Q Apex Turret is great at tanking Baron , it has a ton of health and will absorb the bulk of the barons damage besides the unavoidable AoE. Turrets tanking Baron also prevents you from receiving the "BARON'S GAZE" debuff, which reduces damage you would have done to him by 50%. With enough Ability Power and proper placement Heimerdinger can completely solo Baron , however i will go into this more in a future section.

Tanking\Taking Baron

RQ can be used when lacking other cooldowns:
If you need damage to finish someone off right now, and have no other cooldowns, you can just place H-28Q Apex Turret and let it do the work. You can even do this against low HP targets who flash over the wall.


Hextech Rocket Swarm - Tips, Tricks and Usage


RW moves with you:
Heimers Hextech Rocket Swarm has the weird property that it fire 4 waves of rockets that each originate from Heimers current position at the firing of each wave. They also all fire after a short cast time, and it is not a channeled ability. These odd qualities can be used in some interesting ways such as:
RW is GREAT for waveclrearing:
Hextech Rocket Swarm can instantly clear an entire minion wave, INCLUDING cannon waves and your UPGRADE!!! has a really short 100/85/70 second cooldown (60/51/42 seconds with 40% CDR). This can help you in various ways and can be used when:
  • Your enemy laner backs while the waves are crashing in the middle of the lane, so you can ult the enemy minions and shove the wave in, denying him gold and exp to creeps that die to tower.

  • You want to back right NOW for some reason (low hp, lots of gold, etc), so you can instantly clear the wave and guarantee yourself a good back, missing minimum minions.

  • The enemy backs while your already at their tower (presumable by you chunking them out) so you can ult the next incoming wave, causing a massive wave of your own minions to build up on the tower, doing a lot of damage to it and forcing someone to come respond to it.
RW can be fanned too:
Similar to Hextech Micro-Rockets, if the enemy team is low HP and spread out over a large area and your CH-3X Lightning Grenade doesn't look like a good choice, you can fan the Hextech Rocket Swarm to hit them all. You can also do the Rocket Walking trick cover even more of the area of the direction you're shooting towards.

RW Fanning

RW fanning is a great option for executes in fog:
If a low HP (but not low enough to die to Hextech Micro-Rockets) enemy flashes over a wall into fog of war, with multiple exit routes, you can simply fan Hextech Rocket Swarm, into fog of war to execute them. You can add the Rocket Walking trick once again to cover more area.

RW Into Fog of War



CH-3X Lightning Grenade - Tips, Tricks and Usage


Use RE vs funnels and chokes:
In any situation where enemies funnel into corridors/chokes or just group/huddle together in general, this should be your go to ability in every one of those scenarios. Generally the only times you should use H-28Q Apex Turret or Hextech Rocket Swarm is if one of their specific use conditions is met.

RE Examples

RE vs spellshields and cleanses:
As stated previously in the guide, CH-3X Lightning Grenade is able to stun someone, be Quicksilver Sashed or Cleansed and stun them again on a consecutive bounce. CH-3X Lightning Grenade will also break spellshields on the first bounce (like Malzahar's Void Shift, Morgana's Black Shield and Sivir's Spell Shield) and stun them on consecutive bounce.

Landing the stun isn't 100% necessary:
Even if you do not stun a target, they are still slowed by 80% for 2 seconds, which is still a pretty strong CC.

Do NOT underestimate the range of the ability:
I don't have an exact measurement of the maximum range of the final bounce of this ability, but I have estimated it at about 1450-1550 units, which is massive. You can even to Flash + CH-3X Lightning Grenade if you see a great stun opportunity, or are chasing a fleeing opponent and really have to.

Do NOT underestimate the width/area of this ability:
As seen in some of the pictures above, the hitbox of all of the CH-3X Lightning Grenade bounces are pretty big. The total area pretty much covers an entire jungle corridor, and the stun area is about half of that.
Other Tips and Tricks Back to Top
  • Due to a bug introduced in patch 8.24, using H-28Q Apex Turret into H-28G Evolution Turret is nearly instant. There's supposed to be an internal cooldown between placing any type of turret, but RQ into Q is merely cast time with no internal cooldown. This little bug is taken advantage of in a lot of out combos. Note that i HAVE contacted Riot multiple times, in multiple different ways trying to get this and some of Heimer's remaining bugs fixed, but they still have not been fixed.

    RQ + Q

  • Heimer can REALLY abuse cannon waves because of how turret aggro works. When a cannon wave hits the enemy tower, and the aggro switches to the cannon minion, you can drop multiple H-28G Evolution Turret or even H-28Q Apex Turret too and do some serious damage. This also works without a cannon minion, but you have to lead with H-28Q Apex Turret after the aggro switches to a healthy melee minion because melee minions can only tank 3 shots.

  • If someone uses Teleport nearby (ex: on a minion, tower, ward for a flank) Heimer is EXTREMELY good at bursting people that TP near him because you have time to setup your turrets and do an ideal full combo. This trick is even MORE useful nowadays since they made Teleport unable to be cancelled.

    Bursting a Target Using Teleport

  • Heimer is very good at counter-sieging because your CH-3X Lightning Grenade and H-28G Evolution Turret will both clear a wave and damage enemy champions, which often allows you to follow up with a clean shot of Hextech Micro-Rockets as well. People rarely expect this and even if you don't get a kill, you often still deter the siege and possibly get summoners.

    Countersiege Oneshot

  • Heimer is an excellent champion at stealing Baron and Dragon but there's a common misconception that Hextech Rocket Swarm is the best ability for it. Hextech Rocket Swarm Deals a lot of damage but its somewhat staggered and it able to be blocked by enemies. In my opinion, the best way to steal baron is through timing the hit of your CH-3X Lightning Grenade and Hextech Micro-Rockets. Since we max Hextech Micro-Rockets first i find its better to upgrade our stun and combo that with our rockets and if done correctly should easily out-damage smite. Not only that but each bounce of CH-3X Lightning Grenade damages monsters again, giving more opportunities to steal if you miss the initial timing. On top of that, you can use combo your CH-3X Lightning Grenade with H-28G Evolution Turret beams for even MORE AoE damage that can steal the objective, or at least even pick up some kills on the champions doing the objective.

  • Heimer can very easily solo objectives, without any help form his team whatsoever. Dragon is honestly a joke to take, and Baron while being a lot harder is feasible with enough AP from snowballing or just having a game to late.
    • Soloing Dragon: You can pretty much solo Dragon after 1-2 items VERY easily. If you're doing dragon from the front you can just spread your H-28G Evolution Turrets out so they don't get hit by its attacks and just DPS it down with turrets and abilities. If you notice your turrets not lasting that long (early in the game/low AP), you can just tank the Dragon to keep your turrets alive, otherwise your H-28G Evolution Turrets can just tank everything with no issues. You are also able to do the Dragon from behind the pit, completely outside of it. You just need to be far enough along in the game so that your turrets have decent health, then just spread them out over the back of the pit to avoid AoE attacks from the dragon. This can be a very useful trick if you have the appropriate vision control or lane priorities/towers taken to be able to do it without the enemy jungler just walking up and smiting it.

      Dragon over the Back Wall

    • Soloing Baron: Taking baron on your own is a bit more tricky. Generally, if its still early into the game (20-25m) you're going to want 450-500 ability power at least to be able to do it. The amount of AP you need, or how comfortably you can do it gets lower and lower for each Mountain Dragon you have. Infernal Dragon also helps by boosting your Ability Power. When you want to solo Baron post spawn from the front, you're going to want to drop H-28Q Apex Turret close to Baron to take aggro and tank, then quickly place your H-28G Evolution Turrets spread out behind your H-28Q Apex Turret, while staggering your other abilities in between internal cooldowns of your H-28G Evolution Turret to maximize your DPS.

      Soloing Baron

      Baron is also able to be taken over the back wall solo, HOWEVER this is significantly harder than it used to be because our H-28Q Apex Turret placement range currently is bugged to 350 units instead of 450, so we can't easily place it out in front of our H-28G Evolution Turrets to tank the barons hits. You can still do it if you have really high Ability power or if you manage to get your H-28Q Apex Turret out further than your H-28G Evolution Turrets so it tanks all the barons hits, but since the bug appeared I've generally moved away from doing this unless i'm in a game with absurd amounts of Ability Power.

      Soloing Baron Over the Back Wall

      If you don't want to/can't solo Baron , then if you have someone to tank the damage for you then it makes taking Baron ridiculously easy. Additionally if you set up your turrets before Baron even spawns, it can make taking it slightly easier because you don't lose some time having to setup at the objective (you always have all 3 turrets DPSing from the start).
  • Brush camping is another important trick of Heimers. Basically, you setup in a brush where someone is likely to walk to/through/check, then blow them up with a combo. You want to setup 3 of your H-28G Evolution Turret and then either do CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade + Hextech Rocket Swarm against a singular person who is walking in a predictable fashion (like auto-pathing) or CH-3X Lightning Grenade + Hextech Micro-Rockets vs a group or someone who is walking somewhat erratically. The former is harder to land, but potentially saves your ultimate if you miss, the latter is more reliable but wastes its cooldown if you miss. When looking to brushcamp, here are some things you should keep in mind:
    • If placing near an active camp (Raptors, Red Buff, etc) you should make sure to place them in the brush, but out of range of targeting the camp, so you don't aggro it.

      Red Brushcamp

    • Setting up at the edge of the brush closest to where the enemy might approach from will mean you can hit them as soon as possible/at the max distance away from the brush. This also however makes them harder to hit since they are furthest away.

      Front Brushcamp

    • Setting up on the end of the brush furthest away from where the enemy might approach from means you are more likely to land a stun if they walk towards it (as your stun has to travel less of a distance/the enemy has less time to react) but risks them checking/warding the brush more easily.

      Back Brushcamp

    • You can camp in the top/bot lane brushes without aggroing moving lane minions but placing turrets into the wall as far as you can.

      Botlane Brushcamp

    • Don't be afraid to get creative! Some of the most common areas to camp can get predictable so feel free to experiment and find new and interesting places to setup and camp.

      Brushcmap Examples
Combos Back to Top
Before going into the combos, i have a few terms that i use that i want to familiarize you with. These Terms are:
  • Frontloaded Damage: Is when you do the most damage, in the shortest amount of time, giving the enemy the least amount of time to respond to your burst.

  • Backloaded Damage: Is when you do more damage than frontloaded damage, but its over a longer period of time, giving the enemy a longer time to be able to react.

  • Ability Buffering: When you use an ability, in the middle of the cast animation of another ability. This "buffers" in this next ability to be cast as soon as physically possible.

  • "X + Y": Symbolizes using X ability and buffering in Y ability immediately afterwards.

  • "X → Y": Symbolizes a brief pause after using X ability/before using Y ability.
When it comes to Heimerdinger's combos, most of the frontloaded combos will do all of their damage within the stun time of your CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade or CH-3X Lightning Grenade (assuming the enemy has no tenacity), while the backloaded combos give some time for the enemy to dodge the last volley of turret lasers. This means you should always use your frontloaded combos if it will kill the target, otherwise you have to resort to the backloaded combo to try and kill them with the extra, albeit unreliable, damage.

Note: In the H-28Q Apex Turret combos we utilize the RQ → Q trick, but there are times when you can't afford to place the extra turret even though its placement is simply its cast time because there are scenarios where you cant afford to wait that extra split second.

Combo limiting factors:
  • There is a short delay after a turret charges and begins firing a laser before we are able to charge it again. If you go to early you will either not charge or only partially charge the laser depending on the ability.

  • There is an internal cooldown between placing our normal H-28G Evolution Turrets, so we have to both add in abilities during these cooldowns for combos and sometimes wait for this internal cooldown to end so we can finish our combos (mainly needs to be done for the backloaded combos using our Hextech Micro-Rockets).

E → Q


Damage: Frontloaded

Description: The most basic of Heimer's combos. Its the "bread and butter" combo for Heimer that we build off of for pretty much every combo that we do. Now, you might be asking "Why do you do E → Q instead of Q → E?". The answer to this is that E → Q allows us to throw the stun and visually hit-confirm the stun before it lands, meaning only place a H-28G Evolution Turret when we confirm the stun is likely to land. By doing this we possibly save us turret charges, mana, and we don't put a new turret in a possibly awkward position in lane for no reason.

E → Q


E → Q + W


Damage: Frontloaded

Description: Same as the previous combo except we buffer in our Hextech Micro-Rockets after the stun, adding more frontloaded damage.

E → Q + W


E → Q → W


Damage: Backloaded

Description: Our first backloaded combo. The timing for these can be tricky to do, especially considering it varies based on enemy distance, but it will eventually become second nature. After you place a turret, there is a short period of time you have to wait before you can place another one, so we have to wait a short time after we land our CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade before continuing the combo.

E → Q → W


E → Q → W + Q


Damage: Backloaded

Description: The same as the previous combo, except if the enemy is far enough away we can fit in an extra turret laser.

E → Q → W + Q


E → Q + RW


Damage: Frontloaded

Description: A standard frontloaded Ult combo you can do if you land a surprising stun on a medium/low HP target. Most of the time when you do this combo you will also be able to do the next combo so long as you weren't too late on placing your first H-28G Evolution Turret.

E → Q + RW


E → Q + RW + Q


Damage: Frontloaded

Description: Same as the previous combo, you just put down an extra H-28G Evolution Turret at the end to get one final laser, so long as you placed the last turret early enough in the combo.

E → Q + RW + Q


RE → Q


Damage: Frontloaded

Description: The most basic CH-3X Lightning Grenade combo. If given enough time time to prepare you can often put a H-28G Evolution Turret or two down before this combo as well. This along with all of the other CH-3X Lightning Grenade combos should be the ones you use in most teamfight situations. This combo can also trigger multiple volleys of lasers providing it more enemy champions on consecutive bounces.

RE → Q


RE → Q + W


Damage: Frontloaded

Description: The same as the previous combo, you just add in your Hextech Micro-Rockets for more burst. If there are minions in the way, you often have time to reposition and still land this.

RE → Q + W


RE → Q → W


Damage: Backloaded

Description: A backloaded version of the previous combo. In teamfight situations you wont need to do this because your RE will be hitting targets with multiple bounces anyway, procing multiple laser volleys, so it actually actively hinders you to backload your damage there. When using this vs a single target however, you may not get multiple volleys just with RE so this may be worth using in those situations.

RE → Q → W


RE → Q → W + Q


Damage: Backloaded

Description: Similar to the previous combo, except we add another H-28G Evolution Turret to squeeze out an additional laser. It being available to use depends on the enemy distance, and like the previous combo should only generally be used if you would only get 1 volley of lasers otherwise (and when the extra second volley is needed).

RE → Q → W + Q


RQ + Q + E


Damage: Frontloaded

Description: As i mentioned in the previous section, since RQ + Q is pretty much instant, we should always try and add this into our H-28Q Apex Turret combos. This combos is the simplest H-28Q Apex Turret you will use, and is great to use when jumped directly by an enemy champion because of how quick it comes out.

RQ + Q + E


RQ + Q + E + W


Damage: Frontloaded

Description: The same as the previous combo, we just buffer in our Hextech Micro-Rockets instantly after the stun. I'm not a big fan of this combo as compared to the next one because you only get the one volley of lasers. With the next combo you can get 2 out in a relatively short about of time still.

RQ + Q + E + W


RQ + Q + E -> W


Damage: Backloaded

Description: A backloaded version of the previous combo that gives us a second volley of turret lasers. This is the most frequent H-28Q Apex Turret combo i use because you're usually able to get it out before getting bursted and it adds a lot of burst to your own combo. The enemy usually has expended their movement skill to get onto you, so its not likely they get away.

RQ + Q + E → W


RQ + Q + E → W + Q |OR| RQ + Q + E → Q + W


Damage: Backloaded

Description: An even more backloaded version of the previous combo which allows us to squeeze one final laser out. If the enemy is far enough away you can finish with W + Q but if they are close you have to Q + W.

RQ + Q + E → W + Q |OR| RQ + Q + E → Q + W
Clips and Highlights Back to Top
Below is an assortment of clips, highlights and etc showing off some of the things i have talked about in the previous sections as well as just some fun/funny clips i wanted to share.


Blastcone Baron Steals

Kill Over the Back of the Dragon Pit

Flash W Executes

Countering A Pantehon

Punishing Ward Greed

Countering Hook Champions

RQ Combo on Ulting Tahm Kench

RW Combo Over A Wall

Creative RW Usage

RE Against Grouped Enemies

Using RE Combos From Creative Locations

Using RE Against A Channel

Creative Brush Camps

Bloopers
Patch and Guide Changelist Back to Top

Guide Changelist:


April 24 2019: April 21 2019:
  • Full guide launched.


Patch Changelist:


Patch 9.11
  • Akali had her passive Assassin's Mark energy refund lowered from 10/20/30 to 10/15/20 and its damage scaling reduced from 0.9 bonus AD + 0.7 AP to 0.6 bonus AD + 0.5 AP. These nerfs should make the matchup a bit easier, although she generally isn't able to proc the damage on you too often, but helps against all-ins. The matchup might be worth moving down a tier now but I haven't faced enough decent Akali players yet to tell.
  • Galio had his Shield of Durand minimum damage cahnged from 0/30/40/50/60 (+0.2 AP) to 10/20/30/40/50 (+0.3 AP) and its maximum damage changed from 60/90/120/150/180 (+0.6 AP) to 30/60/90/120/150 (+0.9 AP). Galio's Justice Punch base damage also got lowered from 100/135/170/205/240 to 80/120/160/200/240. These changes were mainly to try and force Galio out of the support role and back to mid but honestly this just makes the matchup easier. Hes going to do less damage early on and now has to actually invest in AP to do damage, so hes going to be (hopefully) squishier.
  • Jayce had his Shock Blast damage reduced from 70/120/170/220/270/320 (+1.2 bonus AD) to 70/115/160/205/250/295 (+1.0 bonus AD). This is a pretty substantial nerf to Jayce and should make the matchup noticeably easie. Jayce can still abuse the Mercury's Treads and Hexdrinker combo though which can still make the matchup annoying.
  • Karthus had his Requiem damage lowered from 250/400/550 (+0.75 AP) to 200/350/500 (+0.65 AP). You more likely see Karthus in the jungle theses days, and you likely get Zhonya's Hourglass against Karthus anyway to completely negate any lethal ult, but a nerf is a nerf so it still does make the matchup easier.
  • Various small buffs and nerfs to champions that Heimer does not directly face often such as Amumu, Gragas, Janna, Master Yi, Rammus, Warwick and Zac. The Rammus nerfs while questionable are nice for Heimer since it his ganks are pretty lethal (there is next to no counterplay to a Rammus Flash + Frenzying Taunting you, to the point where i sometimes even just take Cleanse vs him). The Zac changes however might mean theres more of him on the rift, which might be a problem because Zac does pretty well into Heimer due to his Stretching Strike working off your turrets and his Elastic Slingshot having such insane range. Luckily a lot of these players are likely going to be bad at the champion so it will at least even out i think. Janna buffs are always welcome as well because Hemimer pretty easily oneshots most enchanted supports.
For the full patch notes please visit Patch 9.11 notes.

Patch 9.10
  • JUNGLE. HEIMERDINGER. Hunter's Talisman got a new change which allows pets to proc its burn, AND the Runic Echoes enchant got its combine cost lowered from 375g to 250g. While i suspect that it will still be a meme, these are still pretty big buffs to jungle ****er.
  • No real noticeable changes to common matchups, although some minor buffs and nerfs to champion Heimer does face from other lanes. Most notably Vayne and Riven received nerfs (thankfully} so facing these champions will be a bit easier.
  • Conqueror healing and true damage was reduced from 10% to 8%, which will help when facing off against these champions as sometimes Conqueror champions can just straight out-sustain your damage.
For the full patch notes please visit Patch 9.10 notes.

Patch 9.9
  • RIFT SCUTTLE INITIAL SPAWN TIME 2:00 ⇒ 3:15, while this is a good change for the health of the game, champions that have good early waveclear (like Heimerdinger) might get a bit of a hit from this. Heimer will still be great, but you wont be able to help your jungler get a lead as early now.
  • Magical Footwear got delayed from 10 minutes to 12 minutes, meaning Cosmic Insight is most likely the best choice along with Biscuit Delivery if you plan to go Inspiration as a secondary, although Perfect Timing and Time Warp Tonic are also viable options.
  • Celerity Now grants 1% movement speed along with a 7% bonus to MS boosts (down from 10%) meaning its now a little more viable on Heimer, although still far from the favored choice imo.
  • Scorch was buffed from 10-30 to 15-35 which makes it 50% better at lever 1 than it was before, making it a much nicer option. I still think Gathering Storm is the best option, but Scorch is now something that can be considered.
  • Ghost PoroNow also grants adaptive damage when it spots an enemy, making it easier to stack. Taste of Blood + Ravenous Hunter are still probably the best secondary runes, but if we run Electrocute primary, Ghost Poro is likely the best in that line of runes now.
  • Various tiny buffs to other runes such Cheap Shot and Ultimate Hunter. Either Heimer usually still doesn't go these runes or the buffs aren't really worth mentioning.
  • Akali had her Twilight Shroud cooldown increased from 21/19/17/15/13 to 25/22/19/16/13 and she is'nt able to extend its duration as long as before, meaning this matchup will be a bit easier, although not enough to move the matchup to an easier tier.
  • Sylas had his Kingslayer damage increased from 50/75/100/125/150 to 60/90/120/150/180, meaning he has a bit more burst, but it is likely not enough to make the matchup that much harder.
  • Various other small nerfs or buffs to champions which Heimer either usually don't play against, or the buff/nerf isnt going to be meaningful enough to change the matchup.
For the full patch notes please visit Patch 9.9 notes.

Patch 9.8
  • No direct changes to Heimerdinger, his runes, items or common matchups.
For the full patch notes please visit Patch 9.8 notes.

Patch 9.7
For the full patch notes please visit Patch 9.7 notes.

Patch 9.6
For the full patch notes please visit Patch 9.6 notes.