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Xerath Build Guide by Reaperwolf

So you want to main Xerath? (As of 7.22)

By Reaperwolf | Updated on November 11, 2017
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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. 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[consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 11 [last_comment_ts] => 2013-04-02 11:40:20 ) ) ) ) [ability_builds] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [display_name] => [ability_ranks] => Array ( [0] => 1 [1] => 2 [2] => 3 [3] => 1 [4] => 1 [5] => 4 [6] => 2 [7] => 1 [8] => 1 [9] => 2 [10] => 4 [11] => 2 [12] => 2 [13] => 3 [14] => 3 [15] => 4 [16] => 3 [17] => 3 ) [description] => Poke the ever living hell out of your opponent and don't be afraid to blast the minions, Mana Surge should keep you at a decent level of mana. Always try to keep your distance, there is no one better for long range than you! [display_order] => 1 ) ) [reforged_rune_builds] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [display_name] => [primary_path_reforged_rune_id] => 63 [primary_reforged_rune_ids] => Array ( [0] => 8 [1] => 36 [2] => 39 [3] => 42 ) [secondary_path_reforged_rune_id] => 62 [secondary_reforged_rune_ids] => Array ( [0] => 28 [1] => 27 ) [description] => You can exchange Arcane Comet for Summon Aery and Absolute Focus for Transcendence, not mutually exclusive, however I have found that due to a lack of excess CDR Transcendence is not used to its full potential and Aery is quite lack luster on the damage. [dispay_order] => 1 [primary_path_reforged_rune] => Array ( [reforged_rune_id] => 63 [display_name] => Sorcery [url] => sorcery [description] => Empowered abilities and resource manipulation. [short_description] => Empowered abilities and resource manipulation. 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[client_id] => 8229 [path] => Sorcery [slot] => Keystone [display_order] => 2 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) [1] => Array ( [reforged_rune_id] => 36 [display_name] => The Ultimate Hat [url] => the-ultimate-hat [description] => Your ultimate's cooldown is reduced by 5%. Each time you cast your ultimate, its cooldown is further reduced by 2%. Stacks up to 5 times. This stacks additively with cooldown reduction and can exceed the cap on cooldown reduction. [i]This rune has no effect on [[Shyvana]] and [[Udyr]].[/i] [short_description] => Your ultimate's cooldown is reduced. Each time you cast your ultimate, its cooldown is further reduced. 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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. [client_id] => 8100 [path] => Domination [slot] => Path [display_order] => 0 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) [secondary_reforged_runes] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [reforged_rune_id] => 28 [display_name] => Cheap Shot [url] => cheap-shot [description] => Damaging champions with impaired movement or actions deals 8-40 bonus true damage (based on level). Cooldown: 4 seconds Activates on damage occurring after the impairment. [short_description] => Deal bonus true damage to enemies with impaired movement or actions. [client_id] => 8126 [path] => Domination [slot] => Greater Rune [display_order] => 5 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) [1] => Array ( [reforged_rune_id] => 27 [display_name] => Eyeball Collection [url] => eyeball-collection [description] => Collect eyeballs for champion and ward takedowns. Gain an adaptive bonus of 0.6 Attack Damage or 1 Ability Power per eyeball collected. Upon completing your collection at 20 eyeballs, additionally gain an adaptive bonus of 6 attack damage, or 10 ability power. Collect 2 eyeballs per champion kill, 1 eyeball per champion assist or ward takedown. [short_description] => Collect eyeballs on champion and ward takedowns. Gain permanent AD or AP, adaptive for each eyeball plus bonus upon collection completion. [client_id] => 8138 [path] => Domination [slot] => Secondary Rune [display_order] => 10 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) ) ) ) [threats] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [champion_id] => 117 [rank] => 2 [description] => If you don't underestimate his dash potential you should be fine, more so late and early game then mid. Just keep poking and take out his wind shield, he's quite squishy underneath. Just play safe-ish and it'll be a fine match up. [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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Once you no longer have to worry about mana and have a fair bit of AP you can start being more ballsy. If you don't feel like playing passively (still poking) for the first 25 minutes (ish) I'd advise special help from the jungler, however the jungler is actually under no obligation to help you, so don't count on being able to use this every time. [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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[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. 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[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] => 55 [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] => 106 [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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[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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[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. 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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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[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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You out-range and out damage her, no issue here. [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] => 0 [views] => 24119 [view_count] => 7417046 [comments] => 3 [comment_count] => 17 [votes] => 11 [vote_count] => 20 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 499 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.47014 [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 ) ) [8] => Array ( [champion_id] => 62 [rank] => 4 [description] => She has about equal range and her ult makes it a bit difficult to use yours but other than than you should better as you have a better poke and CC then her. [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. 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[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? 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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 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. 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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] => 503 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.550298 [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 ) ) [11] => Array ( [champion_id] => 25 [rank] => 5 [description] => Squishy as hell only her passive will mildly inconvenience you. [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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[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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[champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 74 [display_name] => Brand [url_str] => brand [title] => The Burning Vengeance [key] => [description] => In a faraway place known as Lokfar there was a seafaring marauder called Kegan Rodhe. As was his people's way, Kegan sailed far and wide with his fellows, stealing treasures from those unlucky enough to catch their attention. To some, he was a monster; to others, just a man. One night, as they sailed through the arctic waters, strange lights danced over the frozen wastes. There was something hypnotic about them; it was something that drew them to it like moths to a flame. Trekking across the frozen waste, they came to a cave covered in ancient runes. The meaning of the runes long lost to them, Kegan led the way inside. There, inside a perfect cage of ice floated a dancing column of flame. There was no way such a thing should be burning, especially not in this place. However, its movement was as hypnotic as a siren's song, captivating and seductive. While the others stayed back, Kegan could not help but approach it while holding out his hand... That is the last thing Kegan Rodhe remembers, for now his body belongs to Brand. It is a creature of olden times, perhaps even a casualty of the Rune Wars. It is known in ancient texts as the Burning Vengeance. It is a creature of pure fiery hate that exists for no other reason than to lay waste the world of men and yordles. No one is quite sure how Brand found his way to Valoran, but he began his predations at once. Overcome by Demacian forces, he was given a choice: fight within the confines of the League or die. Naturally, he chose to use his destructive powers in the League, for now... "This place will burn, not by cinder flying or breath of wind, but by the vengeance of my hand." -Brand [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvuAw6KNn2E [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 4 [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] => 57 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 8 [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] => 1800 [mana_18] => 1090 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 81.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 108 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 18.2 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => *You can deter enemies from standing near their minions by setting them ablaze, due to Conflagration. *You can use Brand's abilities in a variety of combinations to maximize his damage in different situations. *Pyroclasm bounces randomly between enemies, so try to cast it on a small group of enemies if you want to hit the same target multiple times. [tip_playing_against] => *Brand must land an ability before his combo is able to get started. Dodging his Sear or Pillar of Flame will disrupt his rhythm. *Try to move away from allies when you see Pyroclasm being cast. The initial missile speed is slow, which should give your team time to react. *Brand's passive allows him to excel in poking engagements. Be careful not to lose too much health before fighting. 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[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. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM520graePQ [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 550 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 350 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 325 [armor] => 19 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 57 [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] => 0.77 [health_18] => 1910 [mana_18] => 1200 [movement_speed_18] => 325 [armor_18] => 80.2 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 111.4 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * You can use Comet of Legend's flight to grow Starsurge to massive proportions. * Save Voice of Light to use as a defense against melee opponents if you need to - otherwise, use its slow to start a fight at long range. * Comet of Legend allows you to move quickly around the map; use it to put pressure on other lanes. [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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Some of Valoran's greatest scholars have spent their lives trying to understand the mysteries he embodies. This enigmatic spirit has been given many names throughout the history of Valoran, but titles such as Cosmic Vagabond and Great Caretaker only capture a fleeting aspect of his true purpose. When the unknowable structure of the universe is threatened, Bard steers all existence away from utter annihilation. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tNDoXIYptk [role] => Support [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 5 [attack_rating] => 4 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 1 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 3 [health] => 535 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 350 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 330 [armor] => 25 [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] => 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] => 0.838 [health_18] => 2048 [mana_18] => 1200 [movement_speed_18] => 330 [armor_18] => 93 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 103 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 13.7 [attack_range_18] => 500 [tip_playing_as] => * It's important to collect chimes to improve your meep's attacks, but don't neglect your lane partner! Try to make a big entrance by bringing an ally into the lane with you with Magical Journey. * Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power. * Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies! [tip_playing_against] => * Bard's opponents can also travel through his Magical Journey doorways. You can follow him, if you think it's safe. * You can crush Bard's healing shrines just by walking over them. Don't let his allies take them without a fight. * Bard's ultimate, Tempered Fate, affects allies, enemies, monsters, and turrets alike. Sometimes it can be to your advantage to jump into it! 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[champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 66 [display_name] => Cassiopeia [url_str] => cassiopeia [title] => The Serpent's Embrace [key] => [description] => Cassiopeia is a terrifying creature - half woman, half snake - whose slightest glance brings death. The youngest daughter of one of Noxus' most influential families, she was once a beatiful and cunning temptress capable of manipulating the hardest heart. Transformed by the venom of an ancient Shuriman tomb guardian, she continues to serve Noxian interest as she always has, just in a more... visceral way. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neQNvEyuhPU [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 10 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 525 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 334 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 328 [armor] => 25 [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] => 5.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.647 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.832 [health_18] => 1800 [mana_18] => 1405 [movement_speed_18] => 400 [armor_18] => 84.5 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 104 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * Use Twin Fang on poisoned stationary targets like monsters and units stunned by her Petrifying Gaze for maximum damage. * Lead your enemy when targeting with Noxious Blast to ensure the hit. * Don't hesitate to rapidly cast your spells since Deadly Cadence makes each additional cast cheaper. [tip_playing_against] => * Be wary of Cassiopeia's damage potential with Twin Fang when she has you poisoned. * Turn away from Cassiopeia when she is casting Petrifying Gaze to get slowed instead of stunned. [client_id] => 69 [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] => 3092138 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 16 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 472 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.438983 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-03-23 15:45:38 [last_comment_ts] => 2015-01-01 15:45:55 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 556 [create_ts] => 2010-12-14 00:00:00 ) ) [17] => Array ( [champion_id] => 102 [rank] => 3 [description] => Avoid her jumps and you'll be fine, get jumped and you will almost certainly die. [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. 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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. 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[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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[champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 40 [display_name] => Heimerdinger [url_str] => heimerdinger [title] => The Revered Inventor [key] => Heimerdinger [description] => It is unusual to see yordles outside of Bandle City, but the lure of science was something Heimerdinger could not resist. 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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Against most enemies placing clusters of turrets is the best method, but if they have a lot of area of effect abilities your turrets can be destroyed quickly. *Placing turrets in brush can lead to a surprise attack in your favor. [tip_playing_against] => *Work with the players in your lane to bring down Heimerdinger's turrets as soon as he bring them up. They become more effective if they are allowed to cluster. 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[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. 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[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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[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. [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 5 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 3 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 564 [health_increase] => 78 [mana] => 398 [mana_increase] => 45 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 23.4 [armor_increase] => 3.2 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 58.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.9 [critical_strike] => 2.05 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.45 [health_regeneration] => 7.8 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.1 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.08 [attack_range] => 150 [attack_speed] => 0.638 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 1.039 [health_18] => 1890 [mana_18] => 1537 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 77.8 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 125.2 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.3 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 150 [tip_playing_as] => *Kassadin has multiple item paths, he can go caster via mana and ability power, dps'er with attack speed, and anti caster w/cooldown reduction and Magic Resist. *Kassadin's ultimate has many uses and is on a shorter cooldown than most, use it often. 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[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. 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[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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[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. 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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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[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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[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. 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[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] => 559 [health_increase] => 86 [mana] => 392 [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] => 5.3 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 5 [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] => 2021 [mana_18] => 1276 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 72.6 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 106 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.6 [mana_regeneration_18] => 22 [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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[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. 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[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. [client_id] => 134 [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] => 4984490 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 9 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 670 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.407761 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [last_comment_ts] => 2013-10-24 23:48:38 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 421 [create_ts] => 2012-09-13 00:00:00 ) ) [29] => Array ( [champion_id] => 131 [rank] => 4 [description] => Can be an issue if she lands hits. Stay behind minions and keep your distance and you should destroy her. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 131 [display_name] => Taliyah [url_str] => taliyah [title] => The Stoneweaver [key] => [description] => Taliyah is a nomadic mage from Shurima who weaves stone with energetic enthusiasm and raw determination. Torn between teenage wonder and adult responsibility, she has crossed nearly all of Valoran on a journey to learn the true nature of her growing powers. Compelled by rumors of the rise of a long-dead Azir emperor, she returns to protect her tribe from dangers uncovered by Shurima's shifting sands. Some have mistaken her tender heart for weakness and paid the price for their error, for beneath Taliyah's youthful demeanor is a will strong enough to move mountains, and a spirit fierce enough to make the earth tremble. 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Keep your distance and watchout for mushrooms and you'll own him. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 9 [display_name] => Teemo [url_str] => teemo [title] => The Swift Scout [key] => Teemo [description] => Teemo is a legend among his yordle brothers and sisters in Bandle City. As far as yordles are concerned, there is something just slightly off about him. While Teemo enjoys the companionship of other yordles, he also insists on frequent solo missions in the ongoing defense of Bandle City. Despite his genuinely warm personality, something switches off inside Teemo's mind during combat so that the lives he must end while on patrol do not burden him. Even as a young recruit, the drill instructors and other trainees found it a little disconcerting that, while Teemo was normally charming and kind, he turned deadly serious and highly efficient the minute combat exercises began. Teemo's superiors quickly steered him toward the Scouts of the Mothership, which is one of Bandle City's most distinguished Special Forces unit alongside the Megling Commandos. While most yordles do not handle solo scouting missions with a great deal of finesse, Teemo is remarkably efficient at them. His record of success in defending Bandle City from infiltrators easily makes him one of the most dangerous yordles alive, though you'd never know it by having a cup of honey mead with him at his favorite inn. Bandle City chose Teemo as their first champion for the League, and he has taken to it like a duck to water. His signature weapon - a blowgun - uses a rare ajunta poison he personally gathers from the jungles of Kumungu. To help cope with his lengthy periods of isolation, Teemo recently struck up a friendship with Tristana, a fellow League champion and fellow member of Bandle City's Special Forces. This connection is healthy for both yordles, though now Valoran's voracious media outlets circulate rumors that the friendship is turning into a romantic relationship. Regardless, Teemo is a crowd favorite in the League of Legends, and a pint-sized foe that many have come to fear. "Teemo rides a thin line between chipper compatriot and unrepentant killer, but there's no one else I'd rather have as a friend." - Tristana [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj48qHM1MXE [role] => Marksman [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 7 [attack_rating] => 5 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 77 [mana] => 267 [mana_increase] => 40 [movement_speed] => 330 [armor] => 24.3 [armor_increase] => 3.75 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 49.5 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.3 [critical_strike] => 2.85 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.4 [health_regeneration] => 5.7 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.13 [mana_regeneration] => 7.2 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.05 [attack_range] => 500 [attack_speed] => 0.687 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 1.082 [health_18] => 1910 [mana_18] => 947 [movement_speed_18] => 330 [armor_18] => 88.1 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 100.5 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 14.9 [attack_range_18] => 500 [tip_playing_as] => * Teemo's mushrooms can be used to farm creep waves very effectively. * Place your mushrooms at key locations on the map, such as by the Dragon or Baron Nashor, to reveal when your enemies might be attempting to kill them. [tip_playing_against] => * Teemo's Toxic Shot punishes players who get hit and back out, stay at a safe range until you're ready to commit. * It can be valuable to use Oracle's Lens (Trinket) to destroy mushrooms around key locations. 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[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. 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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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[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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[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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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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[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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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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[champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 101 [display_name] => Zyra [url_str] => zyra [title] => The Rise of the Thorns [key] => [description] => Longing to take control of her fate, the ancient, dying plant Zyra transferred her consciousness into a human body for a second chance at life. Centuries ago, she and her kind dominated the Plague Lands, using thorns and vines to consume any animal that set foot in their territory. As the years passed, the animal population steadily died off. Food became increasingly scarce, and Zyra could only stand by helplessly as the last of her kin withered away. She thought she would perish alone, until the appearance of an unwary sorceress presented her with an opportunity for salvation. It was the first time in years Zyra had sensed a creature wander so close. Hunger drew her to the sorceress, but some other, deeper instinct compelled her. She enveloped the woman in thorns with ease, but as she savored this final meal, foreign memories invaded her thoughts. She saw great jungles of metal and stone where humans and animals thrived. Potent magic surged through her vines, and she devised an elegant but risky plan to survive. Using the woman's memories, Zyra poured her newfound magic into the creation of a human-shaped vessel. She didn't know what sort of world awaited her, but she had nothing left to lose. When Zyra opened her eyes, she was overwhelmed by the raw power ready at her fingertips. It wasn't until she noticed the shriveled remains of the plant she once was that she realized how vulnerable she had become. If this body died, there would be no network of vines to retreat through, no roots to regrow her...but she felt truly alive. She beheld the world for the first time as animals did, and a dark smile crept across her lips. She was reborn, and there was so much now within her grasp. 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[tip_playing_against] => * Zyra's seeds can be destroyed by stepping on them. Crush them under foot if she is using them primarily to give her team vision of an area. * Moving closer to Zyra can be a smart move if she places plants too far away from herself. * Plants can be killed by three basic attacks, or a single target spell and one basic attack. * Move away from or strafe rapidly around Zyra when she dies, or she will exact true vengeance upon you from the grave. 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Having emerged from millennia-spanning imprisonment, he is now ready to unleash his power upon Runeterra, and utterly destroy any who oppose him. 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While anchored, Xerath is immune to displacement effects and gains the ability to cast Arcane Barrage several times but cannot cast his other abilities. Rite of the Arcane can be cancelled early by moving or attacking and will automatically end once all shots have been fired. If Rite of the Arcane ends without using a single cast of Arcane Barrage, the cooldown is reduced by 50%. Arcane Barrage: Xerath calls down a blast of arcane energy which strikes after a short delay, dealing magic damage to enemies within a moderate area. Arcane Barrage has a 0.8 second cooldown between casts (unaffected by cooldown reduction). [ranked_description] => Xerath anchors himself to his current location for up to 10 seconds. While anchored, Xerath is immune to displacement effects and gains the ability to cast Arcane Barrage up to {3/4/5} times but cannot cast his other abilities. Rite of the Arcane can be cancelled early by moving or attacking and will automatically end once all shots have been fired. If Rite of the Arcane ends without using a single cast of Arcane Barrage, the cooldown is reduced by 50%. Arcane Barrage: Xerath calls down a blast of arcane energy which strikes after a short delay, dealing {200/240/280} (+43% AP) magic damage to enemies within a moderate area. Arcane Barrage has a 0.8 second cooldown between casts (unaffected by cooldown reduction). 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Runes:

Sorcery
Arcane Comet
The Ultimate Hat
Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm

Domination
Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Barrier

Barrier

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Win 52%
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Introduction

Hello fellow League of Legends players. I have been playing League since about the middle of S6 and in that time I quickly came to love and destroy all those that opposed me, playing Xerath. He has such potential as an APC and it is a real shame that we do not see him more often in all types of play. However this also gives you a real advantage! As he is not often seen he basically never gets banned, only really in draft when he's on rotation, which means that you can get the drop on pretty much any Midlaner with this pick. With his range and damage he conquers Mid lane against almost any other Mid lane champion, provided that you play him right. In this guide I will help you get out of ELO hell and up into Silver and beyond. While this cannot fix the rest of your teammates, it will ensure that you hold Mid lane with an iron resolve. With that said, lets get started!
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Summoner Spells

Firstly lets start with this easiest thing, Summoner Spells. Quite simply Flash and Barrier are the best for a Mid lane Xerath as they cover his greatest weaknesses quite well. This is that up until late game his has a reasonably high cooldown on his abilities and all game his is squishy as all manners of hell. To counter act this Barrier is great for when enemies get to close or there is a shot you just can't avoid, for example if you get caught in a Yasuo ult or snared and ulted by Lux. It massively decreases the amount of damage you take and can keep you in the game much longer. Flash because, well Flash! Perfect for getting just a bit closer if your enemy is just out of your range (unlikely but it happens) or again disengaging cause you're squishy. Both of these are great last resorts if you miss your stun or don't have it off cooldown yet. However if you despise Barrier with all your heart, Ghost is acceptable but will do you no good if you're stuck in place. However I must emphasise now, YOU MUST NOT GET CLOSE. Your biggest strength is your range, so getting into close quarters is just a stupid move, take advantage of your strengths.
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Items

Now this item list is tailor made for pure DAMAGE, more specifically magic damage. This doesn't have a lot of fancy passives, and doesn't make you much faster than your base speed, however it more than makes up for it in the massive amounts of damage you can dish out, especially late game with the full set. No lie, you will more or less popping all the enemy squishies if you can land your shots.
Morellonomicon should be the first thing you complete. Not only for the large amount of AP it gives you but also the CDR (cooldown reduction). This'll transform you from the Arcane Sniper to the Arcane Spell Slinger Sniper. Bit of a long winded name but it gets the point across!
Tear of the Goddess and then Archangels Staff, turning into Seraphs Embrace is a must have. With it you can ensure that you never run out of mana and keep on dishing out the pain for as long as possible. You should be building Tear as close to the start of the game as possible, alongside Morellonomicon to ensure early stacking.
Liandry's Torment is a perfect item to get next as it complements the first two nicely while bringing its own power to the mix. More health allows you to stay in battle longer, more AP allows for more damage, the burning effect allows for killing those annoying people that get away with a fraction of their health intact and the Magic pen makes for less resistance on the part of the enemy.
Rabadon's Deathcap allows for a ton more AP, that's all there is to it.
Luden's Echo makes for a great addition to your AP, while giving you a tad more movement speed and the handy tool of doing damage to people, even if you miss your intended target.
And finally Void Staff is a great item to cap off your AP set of annihilation. It gives a lovely bit of AP, and an even better addition of more magic pen, which combined with your Liandry's makes out to ruin the day of those that tried to build Magic Resist!
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Runes Reforged

So new Runes are here and this build is my first one to update so lets just jump into it.
To start off with you will start with the Sorcery Tree's Arcane Comet. This is ideal for you, as a ranged champion with a decent amount of CC, as it increases your damage output and allows for you to set up more shots as they attempt to dodge it (if they do try). Plus your slows and stun will almost always guarantee a hit.
Next you need to take is Ultimate Hat, as it's CDR for your ult will allow increased use without worrying so much about wasting it. Your ult, while difficult to hit, does a great deal of damage and has a lot of play making abilities, so its good to have it as often as you can.
Now its time for Absolute Focus, and its reason should be pretty self-explanatory, but I'll help anyway. As an Artillery Mage, you should not be taking damage, you are as far from the action as possible and as such the likelihood of you falling bellow 70% health is quite low, and as a result you will have almost permanent damage boost whenever you fight.
To cap of the Sorcery Tree you should take Gathering Storm. This ever increasing damage will make the longer you can stay in game the higher your chances of victory.
Finally you should build your Secondary path into the Domination tree's Cheap Shot and Eyeball Collection. The former will allow you to chain up your combos for even more damage, while the latter will take advantage of your ability to kill, giving you permanent stacks, basically a free Mejai's with no risk.
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Skill Sequence

This is quite simple, your Q (Archanopulse) is the most powerful spell you have (not counting ult), with the lowest cooldown. You should max this out as quickly as possible to completely destroy your opponent. Your W (Eye of Destruction) should be next to max out with the same vigor. With it you can deal large amounts of damage but also slow your opponent so you can hit them with another ability. Your E (Shocking Orb) is the last one you should max. You only really want it because of the stunning effect which you get from level 3, when you should first put a point in it. Your Ult (Rite of the Arcane) should be invested in whenever you get the chance, it does a lot of damage and each level up gives you another shot.
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Skill Use

The important thing to remember with Xerath is that basically all your abilities are skill shots, so it takes a bit of time to master him.
With the Q make sure to judge where they will be as there is a little delay when firing, if you line them up with the centre of the shot they shouldn't have enough time to dodge it.
With your W there is again a delay as it comes down from the sky, but as long as you centre it on the enemy they shouldn't have time to dodge. Q and W are the first ones you level because they can't be stopped by things like Yasuo's Wind Wall, as the Q is a laser and the W isn't a projectile. Take advantage of the slowness the the W gives to hit them with your Q, this allows for better use of your mana and will reduce the amount of misses you have.
Your E goes one step further, stunning your opponent. If you land it immediately fire both of your other abilities for a ton of damage. However the E is slow moving and can be intercepted by minions, so it is generally best to combo W, E, Q. This will ensure you hit your stun as it is much easier to slow your opponent then it is to stun them and while slowed they will be much easier to hit. The Q just caps it off with a great deal of damage. As for your Ult, this is one of the greatest strengths and weaknesses of Xerath at the same time. The barrages are very hard to land. When you activate your R the enemy will start to move to avoid the barrages, so you really have to live 3 steps ahead when you fire, anticipating where they will be when the barrage lands. Other than that just stand in a place where you're sure you won't get jumped when firing, as you get rooted on use, and try to pick off those that are low health or just plain squishy.
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Farming

This is a weakness early game, but after farming is really easy for you. In mid and late game don't be afraid to blast enemy minions with your Q and W, taking advantage of their walking in a straight line and bunching into groups when encountering and obstacle. In early game just try to get the last it, maybe taking out a few when firing your Q at the enemy, the whole two birds with one stone idea.
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Team Work

Finally, it is vital that you understand two things. First, that Xerath stays at the back. A Xerath, despite having very good base armour and magic resist for a squishy champ is strongest when he doesn't have to worry about getting hit, instead focusing on hitting, and his range allows this. In team fights, he can win it for you, as long as something else is pulling agro. Next, and the best for any Xerath player, is that a fed Xerath is one of the most frightening things in the game. If you have a jungler that is willing to camp and get you kills, himself getting assists, you can easily get fed, which will allow your team to dominate the group fight stage when it comes. Other than that the only thing to remember is that Xerath is not a roamer. He is best in lane under a turret or behind people drawing agro and you should only enter the jungle if you absolutely have to. Stay in your lane till group fights and just conquer all that come to face you. If your enemy midlaner leaves and roams somewhere, remember to ping missing and take advantage of the situation and destroy the turrets.
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Summary

So that's Xerath Mid. If you take away anything this is what it should be:
    He is a ranged champ so keep your distance
    He is skill shot based so try to be 3 steps ahead of your opponent
    He is best in lane, so don't leave lane unless you absolutely have to.

With that said I hope you enjoy playing Xerath as much as I have and go out there and kick some butt on Summoners Rift!
League of Legends Build Guide Author Reaperwolf
Reaperwolf Xerath Guide
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