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Veigar Build Guide by Ramian

Veigar, for Noobs!

By Ramian | Updated on July 1, 2018
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Each spell cast or mana expenditure consumes a charge and grants +4 mana, up to a maximum of 750 mana. UNIQUE Passive: Awe: Refunds 10% of Mana spent. 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This device will disable and reveal nearby wards and Camouflaged units will also be revealed. Can only carry 2 Control Wards in inventory. [active] => [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 1 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-01-06 21:03:47 ) ) ) [2] => Array ( [display_name] => #FeelsGoodMan [item_ids] => Array ( [0] => 35 [1] => 115 [2] => 40 [3] => 156 ) [description] => Veigar LOVES ability power. Build as much of it as possible and magic penetration to go along with it. Your ideal targets are champions who do lots of damage and are easy to kill. Therefore, you ideally want the magic penetration from a Morellonomicon (and your boots) to gnash through what little resistances they have. However, if the team you're facing is particularly tanky, you'll want a Void Staff instead. More on that in a moment. Always finish your Archangel's Staff first, before your Deathcap. It stacks mana twice as fast as a Tear of the Goddess, and you'll want to hit your Seraph's Embrace power spike as soon as possible. Besides, you also get cooldown reduction from it, something you'll want if you want to stack mana and your passive with more Qs (like a good Veigar player). [display_order] => 3 [is_grouped] => 0 [is_core] => 1 [group_display_name] => [items] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [item_id] => 35 [display_name] => Archangel's Staff [url] => archangels-staff [client_id] => 3003 [icon] => /content/item/312e302e302e37302d33303033.gif [is_consumable] => 0 [is_summoners_rift] => 1 [is_twisted_treeline] => 1 [is_howling_abyss] => 1 [is_crystal_scar] => 0 [is_classic] => 1 [is_dominion] => 1 [available_in] => Classic,Dominion [tier] => Legendary [description] => +400 Mana +25 Mana Regen per 5 sec +45 Ability Power Passive: 2% of your Max Mana is converted to Ability Power. UNIQUE Passive: Each time your Champion uses an Ability their Maximum Mana will increase by 4 Mana. This effect has a 3 second cooldown. 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Refunds 25% of Mana spent. UNIQUE Passive: Mana Charge: Grants a charge every 4 seconds, up to 3 charges. Each spell cast or mana expenditure consumes a charge and grants +4 mana, up to a maximum of 750 mana. 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If you need more protection, however, get a Zhonya's Hourglass before a Deathcap. By the time you hit 4 items + boots, you have some choices as to what to build. By that time you have enough AP from your passive that you don't really need much more ability power, so I'd rather burst through MR using a Void Staff rather than building more. Other options are listed below. (If the enemy team is particularly tanky I would say get a Void Staff before a Morellonomicon.) 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Refunds 25% of Mana spent. [consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => Mana Shield: Drains 15% of your current Mana to shield yourself for an equal amount + 150 for 2 seconds. 120 second cooldown. 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A Luden's Echo can be a suitable replacement for a Void Staff later in the game if you're against a *particularly* squishy team and a Morellonomicon already satisfies your penetration needs. It also has the added bonus of giving you bonus mana, which translates into more AP thanks to your Seraph's Embrace. [display_order] => 5 [is_grouped] => 0 [is_core] => 0 [group_display_name] => [items] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [item_id] => 76 [display_name] => Banshee's Veil [url] => banshees-veil [client_id] => 3102 [icon] => /content/item/312e302e302e37302d33313032.gif [is_consumable] => 0 [is_summoners_rift] => 1 [is_twisted_treeline] => 1 [is_howling_abyss] => 1 [is_crystal_scar] => 0 [is_classic] => 1 [is_dominion] => 0 [available_in] => Classic [tier] => Legendary [description] => +450 Health +400 Mana +57 Magic Resist UNIQUE Passive: Blocks one negative spell every 30 seconds. 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This shield refreshes after no damage is taken from enemy champions for 40 seconds. 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[consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => Gain a maximum of 50% decaying movement speed and 80 ability power for 4 seconds, based on charges spent (60 second cooldown). [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) [2] => Array ( [item_id] => 44 [display_name] => Rod of Ages [url] => rod-of-ages [client_id] => 3027 [icon] => /content/item/312e302e302e37302d33303237.gif [is_consumable] => 0 [is_summoners_rift] => 1 [is_twisted_treeline] => 1 [is_howling_abyss] => 1 [is_crystal_scar] => 0 [is_classic] => 1 [is_dominion] => 1 [available_in] => Classic,Dominion [tier] => Legendary [description] => +380 Health +425 Mana +50 Ability Power Passive: Your Champion gains 18 Health, 20 Mana, and 2 Ability Power every 1 min. Bonuses cap at +270 Health, +300 Mana, and +30 Ability Power. 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Bonuses cap at +200 Health, +100 Mana and +40 Ability Power. (Not included in stats) [unique_passive] => Eternity: Your champion gains 15% of damage taken from champions as Mana and spending Mana restores 20% of the cost as Health, up to 25 per spell cast (toggle spells heal for up to 25 per second). 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At 100 charges, the next spell hit expends all charges to deal 100 (+10% of ability power) bonus magic damage to up to 4 targets on hit. This applies spell effects (e.g., Spell Vamp, Rylai's, etc). [consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 11 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-06-03 07:36:16 ) ) ) [5] => Array ( [display_name] => Items you could get (But I rarely Do) [item_ids] => Array ( [0] => 153 [1] => 50 [2] => 94 ) [description] => I almost never get a Liandry's Torment. You're Veigar, not Aurelion Sol: the enemy will die before the passive becomes effective. Still, against tanks building a lot of magic damage it could be a good late game item as long as your W is on a short enough cooldown (~3 seconds) to guarantee you don't leave combat and reset the passive. A Mejai's might be tempting, but remember, you're smart, and more importantly squishy. You have no way to guarantee that you'll be able to keep all of its AP. Besides, you'll have plenty of AP from a Rabadon's Deathcap and your passive. More is just greedy and honestly overkill. As far as a QSS, it doesn't build into anything that Veigar wants or needs, and as a mage you have a Zhonya's Hourglass or Banshee's Veil + Seraph's Embrace. It's kind of redundant next to those. 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UNIQUE Passive: Torment: Dealing spell damage burns enemies for 1.5% of their maximum health per second. Lasts for 3 seconds. If their movement is impaired, they take 2.5% of their maximum health per second instead. 100 max damage per second vs monsters. [consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 31 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-04-18 14:45:21 ) [1] => Array ( [item_id] => 50 [display_name] => Mejai's Soulstealer [url] => mejais-soulstealer [client_id] => 3041 [icon] => /content/item/312e302e302e37302d33303431.gif [is_consumable] => 0 [is_summoners_rift] => 1 [is_twisted_treeline] => 0 [is_howling_abyss] => 0 [is_crystal_scar] => 0 [is_classic] => 1 [is_dominion] => 0 [available_in] => Classic [tier] => Advanced [description] => +20 Ability Power UNIQUE Passive: Your champion gains 8 ability power per stack, receiving 2 stacks for a kill or 1 stack for an assist. This effect can stack 20 times; you lose a third of your stacks if you die. At 20 stacks, your champion's cooldowns are reduced by 15%. 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Upon dying, you lose 10 stacks of Glory. UNIQUE Passive: Dread: Grants 5 ability power per Glory. Grants 10% movement speed if you have at least 10 Glory. [consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 17 [last_comment_ts] => 2015-02-15 08:05:43 ) [2] => Array ( [item_id] => 94 [display_name] => Quicksilver Sash [url] => quicksilver-sash [client_id] => 3140 [icon] => /content/item/312e302e302e37302d33313430.gif [is_consumable] => 0 [is_summoners_rift] => 1 [is_twisted_treeline] => 1 [is_howling_abyss] => 1 [is_crystal_scar] => 1 [is_classic] => 1 [is_dominion] => 1 [available_in] => Classic,Dominion [tier] => Advanced [description] => +48 Magic Resistance Active: Removes all debuffs from your character. 150 second cooldown. 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[is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 10 [last_comment_ts] => 2013-09-06 22:46:51 ) ) ) ) [ability_builds] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [display_name] => [ability_ranks] => Array ( [0] => 1 [1] => 2 [2] => 1 [3] => 3 [4] => 1 [5] => 4 [6] => 1 [7] => 2 [8] => 1 [9] => 2 [10] => 4 [11] => 2 [12] => 2 [13] => 3 [14] => 3 [15] => 4 [16] => 3 [17] => 3 ) [description] => I always make sure to max Q first. The cooldown reduction and damage you get from doing so is far and away worth foregoing early damage from your W. I've tried maxing W first a few times. It does do a lot of damage, but I ended up with less damage in the late game because my Q stayed on a longer cooldown for too long; I wasn't able to use it as often to stack as much AP with it. Still, W does a LOT of damage, so max it second. I take a second point in Q at lvl 3 for a couple of reasons: the first is that the only reason to really take your E that early is if you get ganked, which usually doesn't happen until you're lvl 4 anyway. And besides, the extra 40 damage and .5 second reduced cooldown of your Q at rank 2 is worth more than you might think (40 magic damage is equal in ability power to a Blasting Wand, which costs 850 gold so). TAKE NOTE: At lvl 8, if you find you're having a really hard time landing your W as follow-up to your E, then it is admissible to put your lvl 8 point in E in order to extend the stun duration, better enabling you to land you W. Just don't forget to dump the rest of your points into W starting at lvl 10! [display_order] => 1 ) ) [reforged_rune_builds] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [display_name] => [primary_path_reforged_rune_id] => 65 [primary_reforged_rune_ids] => Array ( [0] => 14 [1] => 55 [2] => 53 [3] => 67 ) [secondary_path_reforged_rune_id] => 63 [secondary_reforged_rune_ids] => Array ( [0] => 37 [1] => 35 ) [description] => I'll go over these choices more in Pre-Game: Runes, so for now suffice it to say that you need tools to keep yourself healthy and safe, and Inspiration fulfills these needs better than anything Sorcery has to offer. Everything you need from Sorcery is provided as a secondary line. [dispay_order] => 1 [primary_path_reforged_rune] => Array ( [reforged_rune_id] => 65 [display_name] => Inspiration [url] => inspiration [description] => Creative tools and rule bending. [short_description] => Creative tools and rule bending. [client_id] => 8300 [path] => Inspiration [slot] => Path [display_order] => 0 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) [primary_reforged_runes] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [reforged_rune_id] => 14 [display_name] => Unsealed Spellbook [url] => unsealed-spellbook [description] => While out of combat, you can swap one of your equipped summoner spells to a new, single-use summoner spell. After using the single-use summoner spell, your original summoner spell will swap back in. Your first swap becomes available at the 6 minute mark, with an initial 240 second cooldown. Each unique summoner spell selected reduces the swap cooldown by 20 seconds, down to a minimum of 120 second cooldown. You must swap to 3 different summoner spells before returning to one you've already used. Selecting a summoner spell puts it on a 2 second cooldown. Using a selected summoner spell puts the summoner spell on the same slot on a 10 second cooldown. Cooldown: 240 seconds [short_description] => While out of combat, you can swap one of your equipped summoner spells to a new, single-use summoner spell. After using the single-use summoner spell, your original summoner spell will swap back in. [client_id] => 8360 [path] => Inspiration [slot] => Keystone [display_order] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) [1] => Array ( [reforged_rune_id] => 55 [display_name] => Magical Footwear [url] => magical-footwear [description] => You get free Slightly Magical Boots at 10 min, but you cannot buy boots before then. For each takedown you acquire the boots 30 seconds sooner. Slightly Magical Boots and their upgrades grant an additional 10 Movement Speed. [i]This rune has no effect on [[Cassiopeia]].[/i] [short_description] => You get free boots at 10 min but you cannot buy boots before then. Each takedown you get makes your boots come 30s sooner. 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[client_id] => 8352 [path] => Inspiration [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] => 63 [display_name] => Sorcery [url] => sorcery [description] => Empowered abilities and resource manipulation. [short_description] => Empowered abilities and resource manipulation. [client_id] => 8200 [path] => Sorcery [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] => 37 [display_name] => Transcendence [url] => transcendence [description] => Gain 10% cooldown reduction at level 10. Each percent of CDR exceeding the CDR limit is converted to an adaptive bonus of 1.2 Attack Damage or 2 Ability Power. [short_description] => Gain 10% CDR when you reach level 10. Excess CDR becomes AP or AD (Adaptive). [client_id] => 8210 [path] => Sorcery [slot] => Secondary Rune [display_order] => 7 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) [1] => Array ( [reforged_rune_id] => 35 [display_name] => Manaflow Band [url] => manaflow-band [description] => Hitting enemy champions with a spell grants 25 maximum mana, up to 250 mana. Cooldown: 15 seconds Upon earning 250 mana, Manaflow Band restores 1% of your missing mana every 5 seconds. [short_description] => Hitting enemy champions with a spell grants 25 maximum mana, up to 250 mana. Upon earning 250 mana, Manaflow Band restores 1% of your missing mana every 5 seconds. [client_id] => 8226 [path] => Sorcery [slot] => Greater Rune [display_order] => 5 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 ) ) ) ) [threats] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [champion_id] => 107 [rank] => 1 [description] => READ THIS, IT'S IMPORTANT! I'll use Zed for the poster child of what it's like to play against EVERY assassin as Veigar: it sucks and you'll have a bad time. What sucks about most assassins is their blinks; they render your Event Horizon both hard to land and useless if it doesn't stun them. Dashes are easier to deal with, since they can't get through the Event Horizon perimeter. Blinks can, so beware. Play and farm safe and get your hands on a Zhonya's Hourglass as soon as physically possible. Every assassin has some kind of indication as to where they're going to be in the next couple of seconds, which gives YOU a tool to play against them. In Zed's case, keep track of where his shadows are, because those are where he can blink to. Placing an Event Horizon perimeter on one of his shadows (or two if you can manage it) reduces his mobility considerably. Secondly, whenever Zed ults you and the giant X appears over your champion model, he leaves a shadow where he was when he hit his ult button. At that point he completely disappears and you cannot target him, but this ability is coded to ALWAYS LAND ZED DIRECTLY BEHIND HIS ULT TARGET IN RELATION TO THE ULT SHADOW. This means that as soon as Zed ults you, it's possible to position your Event Horizon to stun him RIGHT when he comes out of his ult since you know he'll be RIGHT behind you, enabling you to land your full combo on him and negating almost all of his damage. This is a high-skill play though, so practice up and you'll be Zed-bane before you know it :D [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 107 [display_name] => Zed [url_str] => zed [title] => the Master of Shadows [key] => [description] => Zed is the first ninja in 200 years to unlock the ancient, forbidden ways. He defied his clan and master, casting off the balance and discipline that had shackled him all his life. Zed now offers power to those who embrace knowledge of the shadows, and slays those who cling to ignorance. An orphan, Zed was taken in and trained by a great ninja master. Only one other student appeared to be Zed's equal - the master's son, Shen. It seemed Zed could never win the favor of the master, as every match between the rivals ended in a draw. Frustrated and jealous, he sought an advantage. The young ninja ventured into a sealed part of the clan's temple, where he found an ornate, foreboding box. Sensing the dark knowledge within, Zed knew he should not open it, but he peered inside nonetheless. In an instant, shadows touched his mind, revealing techniques that had long been hidden. Now armed with a secret edge, he challenged Shen, and this time he defeated the master's son. He expected praise and recognition in his moment of victory, but somehow the master knew Zed had used forbidden ways, and banished him. Humiliated, the young ninja wandered for years. His bitterness turned to ambition, and he began to train others in the style of the shadows. As his power grew, so did his circle of followers, but he knew that without the box, his technique would never be perfect. One day, Zed looked at his followers and saw that his students were now an army. He led them back to the temple to claim his prize. At the gates, he was surprised to find the old master waiting, receiving Zed and his disciples as if they were welcome guests. The old man laid his sword at Zed's feet, declaring that he had failed Zed as his master. By banishing his former student, the master had doomed Zed to the shadows, instead of leading him to the balanced path. The old man implored Zed to enter the temple, destroy the box, and lead his followers to balance. The dark ninja followed the master inside. Moments later, the assembled ninjas heard Zed cry out in pain. Mysteriously, he emerged unscathed, and threw the severed head of the master at Shen's feet. Screaming in rage, Zed commanded his followers to slaughter the master's students and seize the box. That day, the old ninja order fell. Though many students died, some escaped thanks to Shen's heroic efforts. Now the temple is a dark training ground for the Order of the Shadow. Zed rules as the Order's master, and his edict is simple: perfect one's technique, and kill all ninjas who refuse to embrace the shadows. 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[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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Her blink will always reset whenever she uses it to blink to one of her daggers, but if she blinks to you instead, she has to kill you in order to get the reset, so keep something (like Summoner Barrier) in your arsenal to keep her from killing you after she blinks to you. Also remember that her "resets" are actually just huge cooldown refunds, meaning that, especially early on, there is one or two seconds when her blink *really is* on cooldown. After level 6, save your W and stun for when she ults. Her ult roots her in place, making her an easy target. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 36 [display_name] => Katarina [url_str] => katarina [title] => The Sinister Blade [key] => Katarina [description] => As a militaristic state, it would perhaps come as no surprise that the primary responsibilities of Noxian women are raising strong children and providing succor for husbands who walk the path of soldiery. There are some, however, for whom nurture is not nature, and Katarina is just such a creature. Born the daughter of the feared Noxian General Du Couteau, the girl was always more interested in her father's knives than in the dresses, jewelry, and other trifles that her sisters spent so much time fussing over. A childhood dispute soon unveiled her uncanny knack for bloodshed, and her father, ever the opportunist, happily fostered her killer instincts. After training under the tutelage of the finest assassins the mighty city-state had to offer, Katarina first cut her teeth performing assassinations in the Ionian War. There, her ruthless mastery of the knife and dagger combined with her sadistic temperament to earn her the title Sinister Blade, a moniker that would follow her for the remainder of her career. She is most famous, however, for her exploits in the campaigns against Demacia, especially those surrounding her engagements with the nation's champion, Garen; a rivalry that began when she recovered the remains of Sion from a vanguard under his protection. With the demand for warfare somewhat arrested by the tenuous peace settling over Valoran, Katarina sought the allure of violence in its last remaining haven: The League of Legends. Some might say it was an inevitability that Katarina's chosen path would draw her to become a champion of the League, continuing to enforce the will of Noxus and bring prestige of war to her noble family. There, she continues to perform her bloody work - esteemed and reviled, feared and adored. "The Sinister Blade of Noxus is like a black widow - beautiful, but deadly." - Garen, the Might of Demacia, following a skirmish in the field [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soCg5RbgYIA [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 4 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 590 [health_increase] => 75 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 28 [armor_increase] => 4 [magic_resistance] => 32 [magic_resistance_increase] => 1.25 [attack_damage] => 58.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 2 [critical_strike] => 3.45 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.55 [health_regeneration] => 7.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.658 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.965 [health_18] => 1984 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 87.5 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.3 [attack_damage_18] => 112.8 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.4 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => *Try waiting until the other team is distracted with fighting your team, and use Shunpo to teleport into the fray and unleash a devastating Death Lotus. *Using Shunpo on an allied Champion, minion or ward can be a great escape tactic. [tip_playing_against] => *Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her. *Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus. [client_id] => 55 [riot_points] => 790 [influence_points] => 3150 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d3535.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 33154 [view_count] => 8613413 [comments] => 5 [comment_count] => 16 [votes] => 14 [vote_count] => 19 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 537 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.43203 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 11 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-03-03 14:16:48 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-02-13 11:21:41 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 689 [create_ts] => 2009-09-19 00:00:00 ) ) [2] => Array ( [champion_id] => 27 [rank] => 1 [description] => Kassadin presents an interesting scenario for Veigar. Both of you start out weak and scale into the late game. This means that while there are bigger counters to Veigar than Kassadin in the laning phase, NO ONE counters you harder in the late game. Early on, he has no real way to kill you since his ult is so weak at level 6. But that isn't the case later on, when no matter how you've built or how fed you are, Veigar is basically a glorified caster minion when it comes to a duel with Kassadin. Stay away from him later, and try to outplay him around lvl 7 or 8, since that's when you start coming online but it takes him a couple more levels. Kassadin's E is only usable after a certain number of spells is used in his vicinity, so limit your use of E and W until it really matters, just to limit the amount he can use that spell. His ult also does more damage the more often he uses it, so if you see him blinking all over the place then he'll be much more dangerous than if he isn't. That said, his ult also doubles in mana cost every time he uses it, so if he's particularly low on mana then his threat level is reduced to probably 3 or 4 rather than 10. [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. [tip_playing_against] => *it is important ot harass Kassadin in order to make him hesitate about using Riftwalk. [client_id] => 38 [riot_points] => 790 [influence_points] => 3150 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d3338.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 21024 [view_count] => 5008586 [comments] => 4 [comment_count] => 13 [votes] => 12 [vote_count] => 22 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 449 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.444543 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 20 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-02-27 00:29:28 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-11-11 11:24:01 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 0 [create_ts] => 2009-08-07 00:00:00 ) ) [3] => Array ( [champion_id] => 117 [rank] => 2 [description] => Unlike the biggest Veigar counters, Yasuo has a more conditional blink. Zed, Katarina, and Kassadin all have reliable ways of escaping your Event Horizon, but Yasuo has to land a knockup to be able to blink to you, so keep an eye out for wind swirling around him and dodge the whirlwind and you'll be fine. He is also super hard to land an Event Horizon on to because of he dashes all over the f***ing place (his E), so play accordingly. Also remember not to press R or Q when there is a Wind Wall between you and him and you should be just fine (your W is not a projectile, so you can still hit him with that) :D Oh, one more thing: remember that if he has his passive shield up then you won't be able to burst him, but all it takes to break it is one auto-attack, so just get rid of it before you try to assassinate him. [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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Also keep in mind that she does a LOT of damage, and you cannot afford to be hit with too many charms or Qs. Stay behind your minions so she can't charm you. If she does you'll lose like half your health. [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. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hlalkAUkwqE [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 3 [difficulty_rating] => 5 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 514 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 334 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 330 [armor] => 20.9 [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] => 6.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.668 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.895 [health_18] => 1874 [mana_18] => 1184 [movement_speed_18] => 330 [armor_18] => 80.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 104 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier. 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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You'll contantly be on the back foot dodging skillshots, and as long as you can do that, you'll be absolutely fine, but allow him and the other artillery mages to deal damage to you and you might as well be facing a Kassadin. Remember that if Xerath ults close enough to you that it roots him in place, meaning it becomes child's play to land an Event Horizon and follow-up health bar explosion. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 84 [display_name] => Xerath [url_str] => xerath [title] => The Magus Ascendant [key] => [description] => Powerful beyond reckoning, the ascended being known as Xerath was once a mortal of flesh and blood. He is now something vastly different - a being of writhing arcane energy. Having emerged from millennia-spanning imprisonment, he is now ready to unleash his power upon Runeterra, and utterly destroy any who oppose him. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v5MmuMJ2qU [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 514 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 367 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 21.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.7 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.63 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.776 [health_18] => 1874 [mana_18] => 1115 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 81.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 105.7 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * It's easier to land Arcanopulse on an enemy when they're moving toward or away from you, rather than side to side. * Eye of Destruction will make landing Arcanopulse easier as the target will be slowed. * If you stun an enemy with Shocking Orb, follow up with a guaranteed center hit on Eye of Destruction. [tip_playing_against] => * Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably. * Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging. * Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you. 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A lot of Annie players completely forego mana regeneration and build pure damage straight away, so definitely take Nullifying Orb in your runes, and buy some form of magic resist in your items early on; a Banshee's Veil is a necessity here. Annie also doesn't have many skillshots for you to dodge, meaning that instead of playing fancy feet, you'll be busy just managing your distance from her. After all, your E, W, and Q all outrange her JUST a little bit, but let her get close enough to you and all she has to do is press a button to stun you and you'll be finished after that if you don't have Barrier or Heal. I call it the distance dance: she can't possiblty hit you if you're too far away, so actively managing how far away from her you are will seriously negate her damage. Also remember that you can easily tell when she has a stun ready, so pay attention, even if she still has one or two more spells to cast before she can stun you. [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] => 475 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.470316 [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 ) ) [7] => Array ( [champion_id] => 25 [rank] => 1 [description] => Dodge her Qs, which is luckily not hard to do, unless she walls you off, then you're screwed. Never pick Veigar into Anivia unless you're a masochist or something, then you do you. Even if you kill her you don't actually kill her. In this lane, you NEED jungler assistance if you're going to have any hope of winning the lane. Let them know that and maybe you two can together bring the chicken down. If you don't get jungle assistance though, then just make this lane a farming simulator. Don't worry about getting ahead of her; just don't let HER get ahead of YOU! Sit back, avoid her damage, and farm until you can roam and help your team. In the late game then she won't be a problem as long as your team is able to help you, but in the laning phase, Veigar may as well be a field mouse against Anivia. [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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Whichever one is used AFTER the other counters it. In other words, if you E first, you're dead, but if you wait for HIM to E, you have a fighting chance, the keyword being "fighting." Also don't underestimate this bastard's ability to close distances. He has his E like we've already talked about, but his Q is also a dash; if he uses it on a backline minion then he will end up extremely close to you. Just stay away from him and be constantly ready for him to ult you. If you dodge his ult you'll be fine, but if he lands it and you don't yet have a Zhonya's, you are 100% done for. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 87 [display_name] => Fizz [url_str] => fizz [title] => The Tidal Trickster [key] => [description] => Centuries ago, an ancient water-dwelling race built a hidden city beneath a mountain in the sea. Though these creatures had their enemies, the city was an impenetrable fortress, and, in the safety it provided, they grew complacent. Fizz, however, harbored a curious spirit that could not be satisfied living so cushioned a life. Unable to resist the allure of danger, Fizz had a habit of sneaking out of the city to look for trouble. In his many adventures he grew to be a powerful fighter with a keen resourcefulness that let him skirt danger with clever ease. One day, Fizz returned to find the city abandoned: his people had vanished, leaving Fizz without a clue to explain their disappearance. With nothing left in the city to keep him, Fizz salvaged an enchanted trident from the ruins and set out alone. For years, Fizz wandered the ocean, using the skills he'd learned during his adventures as a young boy to survive. Finally, Fizz discovered the port of Bilgewater. He was fascinated with the existence of life above the water and could not resist exploring the island. In his endless curiosity, Fizz inadverently meddled in the affairs of the humans who lived there and his presence did not go unnoticed. His mischief angered many residents who eventually sought to capture or kill him. Fizz found himself cornered, and he prepared to return to the sea despite the fondness he'd come to hold for Bilgewater. As he stood at the docks, a massive dragon-shark attacked the port. Fizz defeated the beast, using his resourcefulness and knowledge of the creatures' weaknesses to his advantage. Having earned the gratitude and respect of the humans, Fizz decided to stay in Bilgewater. He joined the League of Legends to further serve his new home. ''Fizz makes even the saltiest sailors of Bilgewater look like drunken landlubbers in a fight. Good thing he's on our side.'' -- Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter. 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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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Early on you have no advantage, but with any luck you'll pull ahead in momentum; he has no escapes or any way to avoid ganks or an Event Horizon. Just keep something like Barrier ready for when he ults you, and remember that he stays alive for a few moments after he dies, and he can totally kill you in these few seconds if you stop paying attention to him, so keep your wits about you even after you kill him, farm safely, and you'll be golden. [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. [client_id] => 30 [riot_points] => 790 [influence_points] => 3150 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d3330.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 17991 [view_count] => 3304217 [comments] => 3 [comment_count] => 8 [votes] => 15 [vote_count] => 15 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 416 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.597596 [community_tier_list_rank] => 3 [score] => 11 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-03-19 07:47:03 [last_comment_ts] => 2012-06-15 08:27:48 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 0 [create_ts] => 2009-06-12 00:00:00 ) ) [10] => Array ( [champion_id] => 63 [rank] => 1 [description] => *Sigh*... This F***ing champion. Just surrender at 20 and do your whole team a favor. But seriously, as long as you dodge her chains, her trickery isn't as bad as Fizz's burst or Kassadin's mobility. Most LeBlancs I've come across like poking at you with their W, which to me is silly, because you can place your Event Horizon where she W-blinks back to. Usually LeBlanc players wise up to this eventually, but it is a way to keep her on her toes just like she does with you. Dodge her chains and you can hang in there. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 63 [display_name] => LeBlanc [url_str] => leblanc [title] => The Deceiver [key] => LeBlanc [description] => Every city has its dark side, even one whose reputation is already of a questionable hue. Noxus - though its name is already invoked with a mixture of reverence and revulsion - is no exception to this simple truth. Deep within the winding dungeons that honeycomb the earth beneath its dark, meandering streets lies the real underbelly of this sprawling metropolis, a haven for all manner of malevolence. Amongst the cults, covens, and secret societies that call this labyrinth their home, LeBlanc, the Deceiver, presides over the Black Rose, a remnant from a lost, yet similarly unscrupulous time in Noxian history. Ruthless and seemingly ageless, LeBlanc and her ilk were a mainstay in Noxian political affairs during the era before the militarization of the Noxian government. In those days, this guild of powerful magicians met in secret to further their hidden agenda, and to hone a craft more subtle than that preferred by those currently in power. While their exact motives have always remained mysterious, it was widely believed that the Black Rose was the true power behind the throne while the aristocracy still reigned in Noxus. When raw martial prowess became the ultimate determination of whose will held sway in the Empire, the Black Rose seemed to vanish overnight. Many believed that perhaps their time had simply passed, and that its members had put aside their quests for social and political dominance. When LeBlanc reemerged at the gates of the Institute of War, however, it became clear that these masters of shadow and flame had simply been biding their time, waiting for a new global authority to emerge: the League of Legends. "The world is very different for those who cannot see beyond what is placed before their very eyes." -LeBlanc, the Deceiver [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we5LawDUcCM [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 334 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 21.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.774 [health_18] => 1876 [mana_18] => 1184 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 81.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 114.4 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.75 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * The damage of a mimicked ability is based off the rank of the basic ability. It is important to consider the utility of the spell versus its damage output. * Using Distortion can help your positioning to land Ethereal Chains. * You can chain Sigil of Silence and Ethereal Chains to prevent characters with blink from escaping for up to 4 seconds. [tip_playing_against] => * Stunning or silencing LeBlanc will prevent her from activating the return part of her Distortion. * Stay behind minions to make Ethereal Chains difficult to land and force her to use Distortion in a suboptimal manner. 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You'll NEED to knock his passive shield off before trying to kill him, and his ult should terrify you to your core. If he Flash-ults you with his jungler around, you'll probably die. He also has a silence that is vital you dodge and keep track of, and in general, don't underestimate his damage. His ult, E, and W abilities don't do all that much damage on their own, but if he unloads everything on you at once then you'll find your health melting quick if you don't have magic resistance. Still, just farm up, play safe until you can burst him and you shouldn't have anything to worry about... except his Flash-ult. Build a Banshee's Veil like quick. [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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Her Shockwave has a small delay, giving you a short window to Flash away, which you should, because otherwise you'll be in for a world of hurt. [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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He takes time to scale just like you do (although he takes a little less time than you), so trying to get a cheeky advantage early on can be potentially great as long as you're not overconfident or overestimate your early damage. Just remember that he has a point and click root and a BUNCH of follow-up damage, so stay out of his range, which is slightly shorter than yours, and you should be fine. [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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At level 6 pay attention to how many orbs she has lying around, and if there is more than four (uncluding the ones swirling around her) then stay the HELL away from her. You probably won't have enough MR at that point in the game to not get one-shot. Interestingly, Syndra is similar to Veigar in terms of her abilities. Her Q is a semi-reliable skillshot, just like yours, her W is a less reliable and high damage skillshot, just like yours, her E is a utility spell with a stun, just like yours, and her ult is a high-damage, single target nuke, just like yours. The big difference is that Syndra's damage is relevant through the whole of the game, while yours take a while to come online. This means she dominates you early, so stay safe until you build up enough damage to compete with her. After that, it's a skill matchup as long as you don't get camped by their jungler and you take her seriously. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 104 [display_name] => Syndra [url_str] => syndra [title] => The Dark Sovereign [key] => [description] => Born with immense magical potential, Syndra loves nothing more than exercising the incredible power at her command. With each passing day, her mastery of magical force grows more potent and devastating. Refusing any notion of balance or restraint, Syndra wants only to retain control of her power, even if it means annihilating the authorities that seek to stop her. Throughout her youth in Ionia, Syndra's reckless use of magic terrified the elders of her village. They took her to a remote temple, leaving her in the care of an old mage. To Syndra's delight, the mage explained that the temple was a school - a place where she could develop her talents under his guidance. Though she learned much during her time there, Syndra no longer felt her power growing as it had in her youth. Her frustration grew, and she finally confronted her mentor, demanding an explanation. He revealed that he had dampened Syndra's magic, hoping to help her learn control and restraint. Accusing him of betrayal, she advanced on the mage, commanding him to lift the spell that was holding her back. He backed away, telling her that if she couldn't control herself, he would be forced to nullify Syndra's magic completely. Furious, she summoned her power and dashed the old man against the walls. With her mentor dead, Syndra felt the rush of her unbounded potential for the first time in years. Though she had won her freedom, she refused to return to the society that had tried to steal her gift. Instead, Syndra decided to claim her former prison as a stronghold. Pushing the boundaries of her magic, she tore the structure from its foundations and raised it into the sky. Free to delve further into her art, Syndra now aims to grow powerful enough to destroy the weak, foolish leaders of Ionia - and anyone else who would dare to shackle her greatness. "Power belongs to those who can wield it.'' -- Syndra [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqI7N2R8tx4 [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 511 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 384 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 330 [armor] => 24.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 53.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.838 [health_18] => 1837 [mana_18] => 1404 [movement_speed_18] => 330 [armor_18] => 82.5 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 103.1 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * To maximize your ultimate's damage, use it when there are many spheres on the battlefield. * After you hit an enemy champion with Force of Will, follow up with Dark Sphere, they'll be slowed and have a hard time avoiding it. * Get one of your spells to rank 5 as quickly as possible, they gain powerful bonus effects at max rank. [tip_playing_against] => * Get boots early when playing against Syndra, they'll help you avoid many of her spells. * Attack Syndra after she's used Scatter the Weak, it has a long cooldown so she'll be vulnerable. * At max rank Syndra's spells gain bonus effects and change in appearance. 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Tali will probably want to roam more than Syndra due to her passive and ultimate though, so ping her missing whenever she leaves and push the wave into her tower to force her into losing CS. After she gets a few points in her Q she also becomes a machine-gun mage since it's on such a low cooldown. Luckily it's gated by where she is standing, so try to orient the fight around her circles of "worked ground" and you technically have the damage advantage. But again, be careful of her full combo. [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. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-XQ0Jb2MRs [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 7 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 5 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 3 [health] => 532 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 340 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 56 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 7 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.77 [health_18] => 2062 [mana_18] => 1360 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 71 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 112.1 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 18.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 21.5 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => [tip_playing_against] => [client_id] => 163 [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] => 1555547 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 438 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.450685 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [last_comment_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 818 [create_ts] => 2016-05-18 00:00:00 ) ) [16] => Array ( [champion_id] => 82 [rank] => 3 [description] => Of all of the mid lane assassins, you probably have the best matchup against Talon. Much of his mobility comes down to his E, and there aren't many walls IN mid lane, which is good for you. The biggest thing to remember is how strong Talon's early game damage is. Most assassins need lvl 3 and access to all of their abilities in order to really lay on damage, but Talon's passive deals enough damage to be considered another damaging ability, and he has it and his W at lvl 1, meaning he has access to all of his kit's damage at lvl 2. So beware and make sure to dodge at least the second part of his W to avoid his building up passive stacks on you. Every Talon I've ever seen also has a seeming compulsion to roam bottom lane after EVERY wave. Push the wave into his tower and force him to miss minions. [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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He has a weird play pattern which I don't know very well (because I never see him), but I do know that if you land your stun on him while his stars are floating far away from him, then his stars are disabled for the duration of the stun and the ability goes on cooldown, so after you stun him his damage and range are reduced for longer than the stun's duration. The item builds I looked up in order to write this guide seem to place him fairly tanky, so you'll need to poke him down before you can burst him. [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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Just keep your distance, try to remember where his mushrooms are, and poke him out of lane if possible. He doesn't have anything fancy like Katarina or Kassadin, so it'll be a little easier than fighting one of them. However, it is important to note that if Teemo does get ahead and takes the outer mid turret before you, then you are going to have a hellish remainder of a game ahead of you. He can place his stupid shrooms right in the middle of the lane, instantly clearing your minions that walk across them. Even if you buy a Sweeping Lens or an Oracle Alteration, he can place more mushrooms than the cooldown of the these items allow you to see, meaning you will constantly be forced back to your turret and relegated to clearing waves, lest the lane continually push your turrets down. This guy is one hell of a Devil if he gets ahead, so DON'T LET HIM TAKE THE FIRST TURRET. Seriously, he ACTUALLY makes the game unfun at that point. Luckily, if you don't feed your ass off you'll be perfectly fine. [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. [client_id] => 17 [riot_points] => 585 [influence_points] => 1350 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d3137.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 32836 [view_count] => 10717099 [comments] => 5 [comment_count] => 34 [votes] => 14 [vote_count] => 25 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 524 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.55 [community_tier_list_rank] => 3 [score] => 21 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-04-10 10:25:18 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-02-28 02:35:02 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 0 [create_ts] => 2009-02-21 00:00:00 ) ) [19] => Array ( [champion_id] => 28 [rank] => 4 [description] => In reality Twisted Fate isn't a SUPER easy lane due to his stun and high damage, but he is easy in contrast to some of Veigar's other matchups, that's for sure. Your combat range (your E and W) is farther than his stun, which is good, he has no way to escape your Event Horizon AND he comes with the added perk of telling you exactly where to put your E-W combo whenever he ults near you :D (Countless TFs have tried to ult me under turret while I'm low on health only to teleport directly into an E-W-Q combo mixed with a couple of turret shots, resulting in THEIR deaths instead of mine lol :D) Just don't let him stun you! He has damage too! [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 28 [display_name] => Twisted Fate [url_str] => twisted-fate [title] => The Card Master [key] => CardMaster [description] => Although born to poor gypsy parents, the champion known as Twisted Fate was able to gamble his way to prosperity as a card shark in the seedy underground gambling circuits of Demacia and Noxus. No matter how close the authorities came to catching him, the rogue always found a way to slip through their fingers. Despite his good fortune, he was never able to win that which he truly desired - the ability to control magic. When Twisted Fate learned of an experiment being conducted in Zaun that might help him with his wish, he did the only thing a gambler of his worth could do - he went all in and volunteered for the experiment. Conducted by the infamous Dr. Xavier Rath, Twisted Fate was told that the wager for such participation might be steep. He might change forever, or nothing might happen, or he might die horribly. Pain, however, was likely a part of the deal no matter the outcome. These were hardly the worst odds the gambler had faced; his hopes raised, Twisted Fate underwent the experiment, enduring what he must for a chance at his dream. Then, it ended - with seemingly no effect whatsoever. The gypsy rogue flew into a murderous rage, but, before he could strike down the team, he suddenly teleported himself miles away. With a sly grin, he realized his luck had won out yet again. He now brings his luck and rakish charm to the Institute of War, where he is the Champion of choice for many - especially the gambling kind. To this day, Twisted Fate has avoided his inevitable reunion with Dr. Rath. The Card Master knows, however, that a confrontation is coming. While the future may be mysterious and unknown to most, Twisted Fate is certain that his future lies within the cards. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8Ai_Aw-5fc [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 6 [attack_rating] => 6 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 522 [health_increase] => 80 [mana] => 266 [mana_increase] => 38 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20.5 [armor_increase] => 2.75 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 50 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.3 [critical_strike] => 3 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.5 [health_regeneration] => 5.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.06 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.651 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 1.007 [health_18] => 1916 [mana_18] => 912 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 74.1 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 106.1 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * Coordinate with your allies for the best time to use Destiny to ambush enemies. * Stealth characters often escape a battle with very low hit points. Take advantage of Destiny's ability to reveal stealthed units to finish them off. * Twisted Fate is viable as an Attack Damage or Ability Power character, letting him fit on many different team compositions. [tip_playing_against] => * Focus on dodging Wild Cards early when your champion doesn't have the hit points to afford getting hit. * If you have low Health, use Destiny as an indicator to run to safety. It will give you a head start in escaping any possible ganks. 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[champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 33 [display_name] => Veigar [url_str] => veigar [title] => The Tiny Master of Evil [key] => Permission [description] => To most, thoughts of yordles do not conjure images to be feared. The easygoing half-pint race, though fierce, is often regarded with some degree of joviality. Their high-pitched voices and naturally cute forms inspire something of a protective instinct in the larger races, or at least bring to mind images of children playing at being adults. every now and again, however, a yordles turns so bad that, even at its small stature, it strikes terror into the hearts of others. Veigar is such a twisted yordle. As a master of the magical black arts, as well as a corruptor of cosmic energy, he is one of the most powerful sorcerers on Valoran. As a child, Veigar was a normal yordle with one small exception - he had a deep curiosity for the world beyond Bandle City. The young yordle spent much of his time studying the rest of Valoran, and he jumped at the chance to join a business that traded with other major city-states. Unfortunately for both him and the world, a deal with Noxian trader turned into shady business and went bad; Veigar and his companions were subsequently set up to take the fall. Arrested by the authorities, he was imprisoned within the walls of Noxus for years. Such isolation is very dangerous for yordles - undoubtedly why his cruel jailers did such a thing - and Veigar was slowly driven mad. He eventually escaped, having become a twisted version of his former self. Instead of returning to his people and Bandle City, he sought tutelage from dark wizards across the land. With his demented will focused on one task, he quickly became a dangerous and powerful wizard in his own right. Now he seeks to end all conflict on Valoran by bringing all of the city-states to their knees, regardless of their affiliation. The League of Legends is the perfect tool to help him meet his ends - for now. Who says evil needs to come in a fearsome-looking package? [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 493 [health_increase] => 82 [mana] => 392 [mana_increase] => 55 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 22.6 [armor_increase] => 3.5 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 50.7 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.625 [critical_strike] => 2.2 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 6.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.08 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.863 [health_18] => 1887 [mana_18] => 1276 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 86.3 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 95.3 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * Use Event Horizon to increase your changes of landing Dark Matter. * Veigar is extremely mana-hungry early. Try buying Mana Regen items to increase the effectiveness of your passive and allow you to cast more Baleful Strikes. * Veigar is very fragile. It is valuable to select at least one summoner spell that can be used defensively. [tip_playing_against] => * Dark Matter deals very high damage, but it can be avoided. Pay attention to the sound and visual indicator to be aware of when and where the spell will land. * Event Horizon only stuns units on the edge. If you're inside the spell, you can still move and attack. * Veigar's ultimate deals damage based on your AP as well as his own. 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[champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 90 [display_name] => Viktor [url_str] => viktor [title] => The Machine Herald [key] => [description] => Early in life, Viktor discovered his passion for science and invention, particularly in the field of mechanical automation. He attended Zaun's prestigious College of Techmaturgy and led the team that constructed Blitzcrank - a scientific breakthrough that he expected to vault him to the top of his profession. Unfortunately his triumph was usurped by Professor Stanwick, who stole credit for developing Blitzcrank's sentience and later used Viktor's research to revive Urgot. Viktor's appeals for justice fell on deaf ears, and he sank into a deep depression. He withdrew from the College and barricaded himself in his private laboratory, cutting all human ties. There, in secret, he conceived a project for which nobody else could claim credit. Desiring both to revolutionize his field and to eliminate the jealous human emotions which festered inside him, he engineered parts to replace and improve his own body. When Viktor re-emerged, almost no trace of the original man remained. Not only had he supplanted the majority of his anatomy, but his personality had changed. His previous hope to better society was replaced by an obsession with what he called ''the glorious evolution.'' He saw himself as the patron and pioneer of Valoran's future - a future in which man would renounce his flesh in favor of superior hextech augmentations. Though Viktor's initial appeals were met with heavy skepticism, scientists were confounded by the sophistication of his machinery. By integrating his mind with techmaturgical devices, he had been able to drastically accelerate the progress of his research. His transformation had stripped him of what he perceived as his emotional weaknesses, but there was some lingering residue of resentment against the Professor. Viktor joined the League of Legends to pit his inventions against the greatest opponents Valoran could offer, and to correct any weaknesses or inefficiencies that remained. "In one's hand, techmaturgy is a tool. As one's hand, it is liberation." -Viktor [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHD781_Je7Q [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 324 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 22.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 52 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.8 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 1842 [mana_18] => 1174 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 90.7 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 103 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 18.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * Death Ray is a powerful poke and a strong area of denial tool. Use it in combination with Graviton Field to control your enemy's position. * Make sure you choose the right augment at the right time. [tip_playing_against] => * Be careful about how close you let Viktor get to you. Viktor's control of the battle field increases with his proximity to his opponent. * Be aware of how many augments Viktor has upgraded by looking at the color of the light on his staff (purple, yellow, blue, red). 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His W also just throws a middle finger to your Event Horizon. But, as what often happens in lower elo, if he builds pure Health and Ability Power then his threat level drops unbelievably. He does deal a ton more damage than a Spirit Visage build, but he has no resistances! meaning you can burn through his health total like a nuke through a napkin. Seriously, it'll LOOK like you can't kill him because he has so much health, but if you see he's buying ONLY ability power, then trust me: you'll kill him fast. Just remember that the extra AP will let HIM deal a ton of damage too, so stay behind your minions so his E can't hit you, and back off as soon as you see him use his blood pool aggressively. Oh! And don't forget about his ult damage. It damages you once when he uses it, then again after a few seconds, which gives you time to hit your Zhonya's. [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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Just buy some magic resistance early on since she can be pretty bursty and farm till you can push HER out of lane with your Q. [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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It takes some practice to dodge his Q, but his other abilities aren't too hard to dodge, so do that. Remember, his ult roots him in place, so if you're healthy enough and have enough MR to facetank his ulti then he becomes a sitting duck for your full combo, which you can use to blow him up before he melts you. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 118 [display_name] => Vel'Koz [url_str] => velkoz [title] => Eye of the Void [key] => [description] => I pass into the sudden glare. Blink. Blink, blink, blink. My eyes adjust and evaluate the landscape before me. There's a scurrying. I look down to find a small, white creature standing on its hind legs, sniffing at my body. It intrigues me. What use are you? I analyze the creature. A flash of hot magenta light, a dust pile where it was quivering. Mammalian... nocturnal... impeccable hearing. Incredibly weak. Yet they breed so prodigiously. "Hm," I mutter to myself. Hopefully there will be more complex things to be found; those fascinate me. Consume and learn: this is my purpose. The others who travel with me are primitive: kill and eat, kill and eat. I need to gather all available information - harvest any valuable resources. Eventually, we come upon a destroyed city, save for one pristine tower. It appears to be protected - or intentionally left standing. I deconstruct the composition of the ruins. My analysis suggests this habitat was a place of great magic; I'm not surprised it was a target of such destruction. There is something compelling about the tower. While the others are off scavenging, I enter the citadel. Cryptic instruments are strewn about. I examine one. Another flash of hot magenta light, another dust pile. Fascinating: a tool to alter their concept of time. Strange. Unprecedented. From the state of the tower, it seems the owner departed only recently. The artifacts left behind have existed in more than one time and place. Some are more complex than others; all are more impressive than anything I have seen on this plane. Clearly, the owner knows things I have not encountered in any of my travels. I require such knowledge. Leaving the tower, I find the others closing in on the entrance, ready to destroy it as they have destroyed everything else we have met. They will only get in the way of my goal. There are some things the Void should not consume indiscriminately. Without warning, I lash out a tentacle, its tip glowing white hot. Lightning arcs through the first creature, knocking it back. Its screams fade as I extend all three limbs, energy crackling between them, scorching the air where the streams meet. The other two run; they know what's coming. Must they always flee? I open my eye wide and unleash a beam of energy, following the escaping creatures. They are instantly reduced to ash. "Hmm. Void-native melting point is inconsistent," I note. But that is of no consequence. The hunger inside me grows. I am ravenous. Insatiable, as never before. I have glimpsed the ultimate knowledge. And I will have it. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWA2C8tUG-g [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 508 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 376 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 21.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.77 [health_18] => 1800 [mana_18] => 1090 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 81.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 108.3 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * When laning, use Void Rift to kill minions while building stacks of Organic Deconstruction on your opponent. You can then follow up with your other abilities. * Shooting Plasma Fission diagonally and splitting at maximum range allows you to hit opponents that are out of range of the initial missile, but is more challenging to pull off. * Be very careful about when to use Life Form Disintegration Ray. Many champions have abilities that can interrupt the spell. [tip_playing_against] => * Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early. * Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks. * Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups. 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Ziggs nor the other artillery mages have any real way of escaping your Event Horizon, so you do have some zone control of your own. Ziggses always seem to love to Q the backline caster minions, so stay away from them; his Q is AoE. [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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Speaking of which, her dash she uses to get to you is her ult and it works on a charge system, so if she's using it a lot then she may not be able to use it to dodge your Event Horizon. Deceptively, she has a blink whenever she lays down her stealth circle, making it almost impossible to stun her, and hard to tell if you succeeded if you did. Instead, just lay your W down right in the center of her circle. Also note that early on you have the range advantage because she is melee, so abuse her with auto-attacks whenever she gets close enough. (She will.) [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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But she has WAY more damage than him early on, so seriously beware. She's a machine gun mage, meaning she has an ability that is on such a low cooldoown that she can spam it like an auto-attack, so staying within range of that attack, Twin Fang, is generally ill-advised. Distance dance with her until you land a stun. [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] => 449 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.446325 [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 ) ) [28] => Array ( [champion_id] => 102 [rank] => 2 [description] => Diana is generally stronger than you throughout most of the game. You do outscale her in damage eventually, but even then she is completely capable of slaughtering you before you can even get one spell off. Her Q is a crescent shaped skillshot that takes practice to dodge if the Diana player is any good at landing it, and landing it means that she can use her ult (her gap-closing dash) basically for free, so it is important to practice dodging the crescent Q. The secret is that you almost always dodge it by dodging to your champion's right (her left) because the crescent arcs to the right of her. [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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His W is a massive AoE stun if you are both inside the area when it goes off, but luckily it has a ludicrously long delay, so pay attention to the distinctive sound he makes when he activates it so you can move to a place where he probably hasn't predicted you'll be, thereby avoiding the stun entirely. After level 6 his tower dive potential goes up considerably thanks to his shit-I-f***ed-up button (his ult), so beware. He generally does a lot of damage and the lane comes down to who can better predict the other's movements. [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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The key to playing against Heimerdinger lies in targeting his stupid turrets, because if you don't then he gets basically a free lane to relentlessly push you under your tower, forcing you to miss CS. Luckily his turrets give a stack of your passive when they die to Baleful Strike and don't do a lot of damage. Rather, Heimer's primary damage comes from his OTHER abilities, so dodge, dodge, dodge. Thank GOD you never really see this guy, because he is truly a nightmare that, along with Teemo, legitimately makes the game unfun if you let him. Luckily, since he relies so heavily on his turrets which take time to set up in order to be truly oppressive, you have a window to knock him down a threat level or two. Make no mistake though. He does way too much damage and can kill you even without his turrets. His turrets are just what make him annoying. [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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The way it works is that she sends out a little claw which takes time to reach the destination she wants to blink to, giving you time to get out of the way of anything she can follow up with after using it to blink. But that isn't even the biggest problem. The biggest problem is that she can push the wave in WAYY faster than you, meaning you'll be pushed up to your tower and deprived of mana the whole laning phase. Dodge her stuff, and just hang on until the mid game when you can burst her a little easier. [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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Stay AWAY from your minions so his ult only hits you once and does minimal damage. Also, he has a fairly long-duration stun, but he has to land two abilities to proc it, making it even more important for you to dodge his damage and stay away from your minions. [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] => 31 [display_name] => Corki [url_str] => corki [title] => The Daring Bombardier [key] => Corki [description] => When Heimerdinger and his yordle colleagues migrated to Piltover, they embraced science as a way of life, and they immediately made several groundbreaking contributions to the techmaturgical community. What yordles lack in stature, they make up for with industriousness. Corki, the Daring Bombardier, gained his title by test-piloting one of these contributions - the original design for the Reconnaissance Operations Front-Line Copter, an aerial assault vehicle which has become the backbone of the Bandle City Expeditionary Force (BCEF). Together with his squadron - the Screaming Yipsnakes - Corki soars over Valoran, surveying the landscape and conducting aerial acrobatics for the benefit of onlookers below. Corki is the most renowned of the Screaming Yipsnakes for remaining cool under fire and exhibiting bravery to the point of madness. Before the League, he served several tours of duty, often volunteering for missions that would take him behind enemy lines, either gathering intelligence or delivering messages through hot zones. He thrived on danger, and enjoyed nothing more than a good dogfight in the morning. More than just an ace pilot, Corki also made several modifications to his copter, outfitting it with an arsenal of weapons which some speculate were more for show than functionality. When open hostilities ceased as part of the agreement surrounding the formation of the League, Corki was forced into a retirement, which he felt ''cut the engines and clipped the wings''. He tried to make do with stunt flying and canyon running, but it was never the same without the refreshing smell of gunpowder streaking through the air around him. When Heimerdinger joined the League of Legends, it was no surprise to see Corki follow soon after, eager to test his mettle against the best the world has to offer. He is Corki - death from above! 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Maximizing Gatling Gun is key to mastering Corki. [tip_playing_against] => *Watch out for Corki's Missile Barrage. They deal splash damage, so you can get hit even when behind minions. *Corki is vulnerable right after he uses Valkyrie, so try switching focus to him if he uses it to enter a fight. 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Stay behind your minions so he can't poke at you with his Q, and remember that his E is a blink, not a dash, so if you trap him in your Event Horizon without stunning him, he can easily escape. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 47 [display_name] => Ezreal [url_str] => ezreal [title] => The Prodigal Explorer [key] => Ezreal [description] => Born and raised in a wealthy neighborhood of Piltover, Ezreal was always a curious child. His parents were renowned archaeologists, so he became used to their long absences from the family home, often fantasizing about joining them on their travels. He loved hearing tales of high adventure, and shared their desire to fill in the blank spaces on every map. He was often left in the care of his uncle, the esteemed Professor Lymere. The professor did not enjoy having to wrangle such a rash and unruly child, and assigned the strictest tutors to teach him subjects including advanced cartography, hextech mechanics, and the ancient histories of Runeterra. But the boy had a knack for simply absorbing information, and found studying a waste of time. He passed assessments easily, with little or no preparation, infuriating his uncle and giving himself more time to roam the university grounds. Ezreal took great pleasure in evading the campus wardens, navigating the tunnels beneath the lecture halls as easily as the library rooftops. He even practiced lockpicking, sneaking into his teachers’ offices and rearranging their belongings for his own amusement. Whenever Ezreal’s parents returned to Piltover, his father in particular would tell him all they had seen, and their plans for future expeditions—none more ambitious and secretive than the search for the lost tomb of Ne’Zuk, a Shuriman tyrant who was said to be able to jump instantly from one place to another. If Ezreal’s father could learn whatever sorcery Ne’Zuk had possessed, he joked that wherever he was traveling, he would simply drop into Piltover for dinner with his son each night. As the boy grew older, the time between his parents’ visits grew longer until, one year, they did not return at all. Professor Lymere tearfully admitted that they had most likely perished, somewhere out in the desert. But Ezreal could not accept that. They had been too careful in their preparations. They must still be out there, somewhere… Abandoning his reluctant studies, the budding explorer would strike out on his own. He knew, if he was ever to find his mother and father, he had to start with the final resting place of Ne’Zuk. He spent weeks secretly gathering supplies from the university—celestial diagrams, translations of runic sigils, guides on the burial rites of Shurima, and a pair of protective goggles. Leaving a note of farewell for his uncle, he snuck onto a supply ship bound for Nashramae. Following his mother’s meticulous field notes, he crossed the Great Sai with merchant caravans heading south. For many months, he delved into cavernous ruins beneath the shifting sands, relishing the freedom of the unknown, facing unspeakable horrors that guarded hidden chambers. With each step, Ezreal imagined himself following his parents’ path, drawing ever closer to solving the mystery of their disappearance. Finally, he managed what they evidently had not. Beneath the newer mausoleum of some unnamed emperor, he uncovered the tomb of Ne’Zuk. The great sarcophagus lay empty, save for a gleaming bronze gauntlet, with a bright, crystalline matrix at its center. As soon as Ezreal laid his hands upon it, the tomb itself seemed to turn upon him, with cunningly wrought traps and wards laid down thousands of years ago. With scarcely a thought, he donned the gauntlet and blasted his way through, even teleporting the last hundred yards back to the hidden entrance before the whole structure collapsed in a plume of sand and masonry dust. Breathing hard, Ezreal looked down at the gauntlet as it hummed along with his heartbeat. He could feel it siphoning and amplifying his own essence. This, he realized, was a fearsome weapon of a previous age. A weapon fit for a god-warrior of Shurima, and the perfect tool for an explorer. Soon after returning to Piltover, Ezreal found himself bounding from adventure to adventure. From lost cities to mystical temples, his nose for treasure-seeking led him to places most university professors could only read about on maps, and his reputation began to grow. Naturally, to Ezreal’s mind, these tales rarely conveyed the true scope and scale of his exploits… but they did give him an idea. If he could make a name for himself as the greatest adventurer in the world, then his parents would surely return, and seek him out in person. From the untamed borders of Noxus and Demacia, to the seedy depths of Zaun, and the frozen wilderness of the Freljord—Ezreal chases fame and glory, uncovering long-lost artifacts and solving the riddles of history. While some may dispute the details of his anecdotes, or call his methods into question, he never answers his critics. After all, they’re clearly just jealous. 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Stay behind your minions so she can't poke you with her Q (because HOLY HELL does it hurt). Unlike Ezreal though, Karma has no way to escape your Event Horizon, so have fun with that ;D However, do NOT underestimate her dueling power. If she presses her ult before her W then you'll be rooted for an eternity AND she heals herself, meaning you won't be able to duel her until you can burst her from full health, right around when you get your Deathcap. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 69 [display_name] => Karma [url_str] => karma [title] => The Enlightened One [key] => [description] => Even in her youth, Karma exhibited almost superhuman composure. While her peers explored the torrent of emotions that came with adolescence, Karma meditated in the Lotus Gardens. She was convinced that the true path to enlightenment was a journey inward, to a place within the self, overlooked by most. She exuded such inner contentment that she quickly became a go-to mediator and confidante in her village. Her instructors used to say: ''That girl can not only weather a storm, but calm it.'' Karma did not live extravagantly; her parents owned a local business selling antiques in the Navori province and they often struggled to provide for themselves, though they did so with cheery optimism. Her most prized possessions were two exquisite fans taken from her family's shop. When Noxian troops invaded southern Ionia, her village was one of the first to fall. The villages who survived the assault were captured by Noxian forces. It was then that Karma found her calling. By exploiting the insecurities of the Noxian commander, she negotiated the safe release of the villages to the northern lands. She was present at the Placidium, where the Elders had considered surrender until Irelia's impassioned last stand renewed the Ionian's hope. Karma used this hope to solidify the Elders' commitment to remain defiant against the Noxian onslaught. For her devotion and charisma, Karma was made the figurehead of the Ionian resistance. She never compromised, and she shared every hardship with her people, even when it came to combat. By tapping into her inner resilience, she discovered that she could bring great force to bear against her foes on the battlefield. She modified her fans into lethal implements, and was tutored by Janna to enhance their effects. The Noxians called her, ''The Enlightened One,'' a nickname she embraced, and one which they would come to dread. She joined the League to represent Ionia in the ultimate political arena. "Her fan technique is a deadly art of grace and poise, but her truest strength lies in the hearts of those willing to die alongside her." -Irelia [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWIj3IRz8DI [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 7 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 5 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 522 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 374 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20.4 [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] => 5.6 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 8.5 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.869 [health_18] => 1933 [mana_18] => 1224 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 85 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 109.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15 [mana_regeneration_18] => 22.1 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => *Gathering Fire rewards aggressive play. Look to land abilities and basic attacks on your opponents to lower Mantra's cooldown and stay on the offensive. *When using Focused Resolve, slow your opponents with Inner Flame or speed yourself up with Inspire if you're having trouble sticking to a target. *Don't be too conservative with Mantra. Gathering Fire is strongest in teamfights, making it easy to recharge Mantra multiple times. [tip_playing_against] => *Karma's passive lowers her Mantra cooldown when she hits enemy champions with abilities and basic attacks. Deny her from getting free hits on you. *Karma's Soulflare erupts for bonus damage in the area in which it's placed. React quickly and escape the circle to avoid taking heavy damage. *Focused Resolve is a strong disengage tool. Create distance to avoid being rooted and seek to engage afterwards. 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Playing against him is just like playing against Annie, Cassiopeia, and Ryze in that you really have to carefully manage your distance from him to make sure his effectiveness is diminished. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 121 [display_name] => Azir [url_str] => azir [title] => The Emperor of the Sands [key] => [description] => An oft-repeated legend stirs in the desert of Shurima. The swirling sands carry rumors of the ancient emperor Azir, somehow returned. Once a mortal man blinded by his own hubris, Azir has recently returned as an Ascended being with unmatched dominion over the burning sands. He seeks to restore Shurima to its former glory, but some dispute his right to rule them. Azir's power, however, is undeniable. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqH4AA-KEgQ [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 6 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 540 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 351 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 19 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 52 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.92 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.784 [health_18] => 1900 [mana_18] => 1065 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 70 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 99.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.27 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * Be careful about putting down both of the soldiers stored by Arise! Unless you're going all-in, always have a soldier in your back pocket if you need to escape over a wall or if you misposition your other soldier and need damage now. * In the lane, try to position your soldiers between the enemy's minions and the enemy champion. This way you can use both to last hit and to project threat onto your lane opponent. * Think of Emperor's Divide as a defensive ability first and foremost. Use it when the enemy engages on you or your allies. Remember that your team can walk through the soldiers summoned by Emperor's Divide and use this to your advantage when enemy melee champions engage on you. * Be a bird! [tip_playing_against] => * Azir relies on his soldiers to deal damage and can only move them so often. Try to capitalize on windows of time when his soldiers are stationary. * Azir has immense damage over a prolonged amount of time but lacks the upfront burst of other mages. Try to burst him out before he can turn a confrontation around. * Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire. [client_id] => 268 [riot_points] => 975 [influence_points] => 6300 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 0 [view_count] => 5483062 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 6 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 477 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.544235 [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 ) ) [37] => Array ( [champion_id] => 22 [rank] => 2 [description] => Cho'Gath isn't seen mid lane very much, which is a good thing for Veigar, because laning against a Cho'Gath can be pretty oppressive. It is essential that you juke and dodge his Q, because if you allow him to land it he may be able to full combo you to death. Stay as far away from him as you can manage in order to reduce his damage to you. As soon as he is in melee range of you, you're going to start having a bad time. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 22 [display_name] => Cho'Gath [url_str] => chogath [title] => The Terror of the Void [key] => GreenTerror [description] => There is a place between dimensions, between worlds. To some it is known as the Outside, to others it is the Unknown. To those that truly know, 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. Cho'Gath is a creature born of the Void, a thing whose true nature is so awful most will not speak its name. Its fellows have been poking at the walls that divide dimensions for a crack, a way into Runeterra, where they can visit their own personal paradise of horror upon the world. They are called the Voidborn, creatures so ancient and terrible that they have been removed from history altogether. It is rumored that the Voidborn command vast armies of unspeakable creatures on other worlds, that they were once driven from Runeterra by powerful magic lost to antiquity. If such tales are true, then the rumors that follow must be equally true - that one day, the Voidborn will return. Even now, something dark stirs in Icathia, perverting the summoning rituals of the League to allow the presence of Cho'Gath. It is an alien creature of malice and violence, a thing that causes all but the most stalwart to cringe in fear. Cho'Gath even appears to feed on its predations, growing and swelling as it gorges itself. Worse yet, the creature is intelligent, perhaps greatly so, making most wonder how such a monster could be contained. Fortunately, the power of the League's summoning has confined Cho'Gath's presence exclusively to the League of Legends. It is here that summoners use Cho'Gath's Voidborn abilities to help decide the fate of Runeterra. The Terror of the Void knows what fate it would choose for Runeterra, given half the chance. Woe betide the day when Cho'Gath grows weary of the League. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ8QI_7puvU [role] => Tank [defense_rating] => 7 [magic_rating] => 7 [attack_rating] => 3 [difficulty_rating] => 5 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 3 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 574 [health_increase] => 80 [mana] => 272 [mana_increase] => 40 [movement_speed] => 345 [armor] => 28.9 [armor_increase] => 3.5 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 61.2 [attack_damage_increase] => 4.2 [critical_strike] => 2.5 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.31 [health_regeneration] => 8.9 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.17 [mana_regeneration] => 7.2 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.05 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.778 [health_18] => 1934 [mana_18] => 952 [movement_speed_18] => 345 [armor_18] => 88.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 132.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 23.4 [mana_regeneration_18] => 14.9 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => *Use of Rupture and Feral Scream can lead to mana starvation, but if partnered with a champion such as Soraka or one with a Mana Manipulator, using both skills early can yield positive results. *If you're having difficultly feasting upon champions, try eating minions until you're larger. *Using Rupture on creeps in combination with Carnivore is a good way to gain health and mana. [tip_playing_against] => *Purchasing a few HP items decreases the chances of Cho'Gath killing you quickly. *Focus on preventing Cho'Gath from reaching his max size, or obtaining it again after you've killed him. 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All the way up until you can kill him with your full combo you should do everything you can to stay out of range of his Drain, because him healing up to full from minions is bad enough, but the more health he takes away from YOU the more insulting your injuries become, so yeah. Stay out of range. This is particularly important after lvl 3 and he has all of his abilities, because his silence-fear combo will force you to take way more damage from his Drain than otherwise necessary. But as powerful as his Drain is, it puts him at a significant and fatal disadvantage against Veigar once you are able to deal more damage to him. You see, his Drain roots him in place, making him literally as vulnerable as the bag of hay he is under a meteorite to your Dark Matter and Event Horizon. So to sum up, stay out of range of him until you know you can kill him, because once you get to that point you can insta-gib him whenever he tries to Drain a minion. Just remember to choose your battles well even after the point when you can kill him, and for god sakes if he's above lvl 6 and not in lane then do not approach either one of the river brushes on the sides of the lane. In fact, as soon as he disappears after lvl 6, be instantly and constantly suspicious that he will appear right in front of you and melt you at any moment. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 38 [display_name] => Fiddlesticks [url_str] => fiddlesticks [title] => The Harbinger of Doom [key] => FiddleSticks [description] => For nearly twenty years, Fiddlesticks has stood alone in the easternmost summoning chamber of the Institute of War. Only the burning emerald light of his unearthly gaze pierces the musty darkness of his dust-covered home. It is here that the Harbinger of Doom keeps a silent vigil. His is a cautionary tale of power run amok, taught to all summoners within the League. Decades ago, there existed a powerful rune mage from Zaun - Istvaan. At the end of the fifth Rune War, he became one of the League's first summoners. Too much a prisoner to the old ways of magic, Istvaan stepped further and further outside the rules of conduct in the League. In what was ultimately his last match, his reach finally exceeded his grasp. Sealing himself inside the easternmost summoning chamber, he began incanting the most forbidden of rituals - an extra-planar summoning. What exactly happened inside that chamber remains unknown. No champion came to represent Zaun that day in Summoner's Rift. Only silence echoed back from repeated knocks on the chamber door. The first apprentice who entered was cut down immediately by an unearthly scythe. What few who followed and survived were driven mad by fear, mere husks of men gibbering about crows and death. Afraid of the evil even Istvaan could not control, the League sealed all exits to the chamber, hoping they could contain what they could not destroy. Years went by, but the wooden figure within never moved save to slay any foolish enough to enter. Seeing no recourse to reclaim the chamber, the Council instead devised a use for Fiddlesticks: executioner. While he comes to life and seemingly abides by the rules of summoning in the Fields of Justice, what he awaits inside his chamber is unknown. His unmoving face yields no clues, and his scythe stands ready to strike down any who stand before him. Those who say 'you have nothing to fear but fear itself' have not yet felt the crows. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc_-ms5ADhk [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 524 [health_increase] => 80 [mana] => 400 [mana_increase] => 59 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20.9 [armor_increase] => 3 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 48.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.625 [critical_strike] => 1.75 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 5.6 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.09 [attack_range] => 480 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 1884 [mana_18] => 1352 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 80.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 93 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 480 [tip_playing_as] => *Use Dark Wind to rack up many minion kills, and try to use Drain on minions to get the maximum health drain. *Use Terrify on enemies before starting up Crowstorm or Drain to ensure maximum damage. [tip_playing_against] => *Avoid attacking while close to your allies. Dark wind will bounce between you and your allies extending the duration of its silence. *If Fiddlesticks has used Crowstorm, try casting a stun or slow and moving out of range until the spell dissipates. 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This is one of the few matchups wherein I would advise early (but cautious!!) aggression, because once he gets more MR, you're not going to be able to fight him 1v1. Luckily (??) he will be roaming a lot, so try to deprive him of mid lane farm whenever he does. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 57 [display_name] => Galio [url_str] => galio [title] => The Colossus [key] => [description] => Outside the gleaming city of Demacia, the stone colossus Galio keeps vigilant watch. Build as a bulwark against enemy mages, he often stands motionless for decades until the presence of powerful magic stirs him to life. Once activated, Galio makes the most of his time, savoring the thrill of a fight and the rare honor of defending his countrymen. But his triumphs are always bittersweet, for the magic he destroys is also his source of re-animation, and each victory leaves him dormant once again. 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Whenever he sets his barrels down, you can last-hit them for gold, but more importantly, this prevents him from setting the barrel off, which means you can completely negate most of GP's damage just by timing your auto-attacks against his barrels just right. Just remember that he'll be trying to time them right too!! if he has better timing, his threat level is more like 7 or 8, but if you can out play his barrels, he's a solid 2 since his barrels are so much of his damage in the laning phase. I mean, they do a lot of damage later on too, but by then your team will be helping you on the auto-attack timing and you have more tools to protect yourself. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 30 [display_name] => Gangplank [url_str] => gangplank [title] => The Saltwater Scourge [key] => Pirate [description] => Gangplank was born the son of the dread pirate captain Vincent the Shadow - one of the most wealthy and feared pirates in all of Blue Flame Island. One might think this would have spoiled the boy with a cushioned life of privilege, but the truth is quite the opposite. Growing up in the city of Bilgewater isn't easy; pirates are not known for their compassion, and that most certainly extends to their families. Vincent wanted his son to grow up tough and strong, so he was extremely hard on the young Gangplank. Even as a child, Gangplank was as mean as a snake and is said to have slept with his eyes open. As he grew, the young man rapidly became the most ruthless and feared pirate in all of Bilgewater, and his daddy was never more proud than on the day of his son's eighteenth birthday - when Gangplank stabbed his old man in the back and claimed the famed pirate ship, the Dead Pool, for his own. The continent of Valoran, however, is a dangerous place for pirates; Gangplank could read the writing on the wall. The den of pirates known as Bilgewater would soon be pulled down by the undertow of Valoranian politics and the Institute of War. It was time for Bilgewater to have their own champion to represent them in the League of Legends, and who better than the fiercest pirate of them all? It is said that Gangplank has enough power and favor to claim the title of the Pirate King back home, but that he is simply biding his time and building his reputation as a champion before he returns to a life of piracy. Yo ho, blow the man down. Or at least shoot him when his back is turned and steal all his booty. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kysDbC-NTo [role] => Fighter [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 4 [attack_rating] => 7 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 540 [health_increase] => 81 [mana] => 282 [mana_increase] => 34 [movement_speed] => 345 [armor] => 26 [armor_increase] => 2.8 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 1.25 [attack_damage] => 56 [attack_damage_increase] => 3 [critical_strike] => 2.5 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.5 [health_regeneration] => 6 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.15 [mana_regeneration] => 7.5 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.1 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.965 [health_18] => 1934 [mana_18] => 962 [movement_speed_18] => 345 [armor_18] => 77 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 107 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.2 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.4 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => *Parley applies On Hit effects like Frozen Mallet or Black Cleaver. *Paying attention to low health enemies on the map can land you a surprise kill with Cannon Barrage. *Try placing Cannon Barrage on the path of escape to cut off fleeing enemies. [tip_playing_against] => *Parley deals a high amount of physical damage, armor items and Banshee's Veil can help if an enemy Gangplank is doing well. 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The second you over step he could kill you, especially if you've already been taking harass damage. Try to play the lane around his E dash. Once he uses it, he won't have it for a while, making him easier to land an Event Horizon on, but beware: his landing auto-attacks on you will refresh his dash faster! [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 115 [display_name] => Lucian [url_str] => lucian [title] => the Purifier [key] => [description] => Lucian wields relic weapons imbued with ancient power and stands a stalwart guardian against the undead. His cold conviction never wavers, even in the face of the maddening horrors he destroys beneath his hail of purifying fire. Lucian walks alone on a grim mission: to purge the spirits of those ensnared in undeath, his eternal beloved among them. Like the twin relic weapons they wielded, Lucian and his wife Senna were carved from the same stone. Together they battled evil in Runeterra for years, bringing light to darkness and purging those taken by corruption. They were beacons of righteousness: Senna’s dedication to their cause never faltered, while Lucian’s kindness and warmth touched the hearts of the many lives they saved. Two parts of one whole, they were devoted and inseparable. Though Lucian and Senna witnessed terror that would break most warriors, nothing they had seen compared to the horrors wrought by the Shadow Isles. When the spectral denizens of that accursed place began to manifest across Runeterra, Lucian and Senna hunted them down wherever they appeared. It was grim work, but the fearless pair prevailed until one tragic encounter with the soul-collector Thresh. Lucian and Senna had faced such nightmarish undead before, but never one so deviously clever and cruel. As the terrible battle unfolded, Thresh sprung an unexpected ploy. To Lucian's horror, the creature tricked Senna and ensnared her soul, trapping her in a spectral prison. Nothing could bring her back. Senna was lost, and for the first time, Lucian faced his mission alone. Though the Warden had taken half of Lucian's heart, he had also created the Shadow Isles' most dangerous foe. Lucian became a man of dark determination, one who would stop at nothing to purge the undead from the face of Runeterra. In honor of Senna's memory, he took up her fallen weapon and vowed to see their mission through to the end. Now wielding both relic weapons, Lucian fights to slay the undead and cleanse the souls of the Shadow Isles. He knows that Senna’s soul is lost, but never loses hope that one day he will bring her peace. "Be grateful. By slaying you now, I spare you an eternity of torment." – Lucian [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rIiuLXXGEg [role] => Marksman [defense_rating] => 5 [magic_rating] => 3 [attack_rating] => 8 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 554 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 349 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 24 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 57.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.2 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 8.2 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 500 [attack_speed] => 0.638 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.996 [health_18] => 1914 [mana_18] => 995 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 75 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 98.4 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 17.2 [mana_regeneration_18] => 20.1 [attack_range_18] => 500 [tip_playing_as] => * For optimal burst, try to combine Relentless Pursuit into Piercing Light. * Ardent Blaze actually explodes in a star pattern. Try to line it up so the spokes hit enemy champions. * Once you have chosen an angle for The Culling, you cannot change it. Pick your moment well! * Because of Lightslinger, Lucian benefits more from Attack Damage than he does from Attack Speed. [tip_playing_against] => * Lucian has strong burst, but little sustained damage. * Lucian cannot change the aim of The Culling. Take advantage of this by avoiding the angle of the bullets. * Piercing Light does not give Lucian extra Attack Range. He still needs to find a target in range to line up his shot. Avoid Piercing Light by anticipating the angle Lucian will choose. 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Outside of that, ask for help from your jungler, not because he'll be particularly oppressive or difficult outside of his double bombs, but because he can easily ult himself before your full combo, and then you'll have no damage to follow up after he resurrects; you'll need another person's damage to finish him off after. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 17 [display_name] => Zilean [url_str] => zilean [title] => The Chronokeeper [key] => Chronokeeper [description] => In the wastelands of Urtistan, there was once a great city. It perished long ago in a terrible Rune War, like most of the lands below the Great Barrier. Nevertheless, one man survived: a sorcerer named Zilean. Being obsessed with time, it was only fitting that he dwelled in the city's Clock Tower. As the havoc of the war neared his home, Zilean experimented with powerful temporal magic to divine all possible futures, hoping to discover a peaceful solution. But Zilean's enchantments affected his perception of the passage of time, and he was in a contemplative stasis when Urtistan was set upon by an entire phalanx of dark summoner-knights of unknown affiliation. By the time he realized his error, Urtistan was nothing more than smoldering debris. The summoners who were responsible for its destruction had wisely left the Clock Tower unharmed, both to avoid drawing Zilean's attention and to torment him for his oversight. Zilean barely had time to grieve the momentous loss before he learned that his dangerous research had a cruel side effect: chrono-displasia. This mystical disease granted him immortality, but detached his consciousness from its anchor in the present time. He now mentally drifts through time, from any point he has already lived to the present, unable to impact the events which unfold. The most torturous aspect of this curse is that Zilean sometimes experiences Urtistan as it once was and the rest of the time resides in its lonely ruins. Only the powerful summoning magic employed by members of the League of Legends has been able to treat this condition, and Zilean has joined in hopes of finding a cure, and thereafter a way to save his people. "There is no greater grief than for a loss that is yet to come." - Zilean [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Support [defense_rating] => 5 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 3 [health] => 499 [health_increase] => 71 [mana] => 361 [mana_increase] => 60 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 19.1 [armor_increase] => 3.8 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 51.6 [attack_damage_increase] => 3 [critical_strike] => 2 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.3 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.1 [mana_regeneration] => 8.5 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.09 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.838 [health_18] => 1808 [mana_18] => 1381 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 83.7 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 102.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 13.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 22.1 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * You can combine the use of Time Bomb and Rewind to place two Time Bombs on a target quickly. Placing the second bomb will detonate the first and stun all nearby enemies. * Time Warp is an effective way to enable allies to finish off enemies, or escape from a losing battle. * Chronoshift is a powerful deterent to attacking your carries, but casting Chronoshift too early in a fight can cause the enemy to switch targets too soon, making it less effective. [tip_playing_against] => * If you're able to match Zilean's speed, it can sometimes be beneficial to wait until his ultimate has faded before landing the killing blow. * Zilean is fragile if a team focuses on him, but otherwise he's very difficult to kill. Commit to killing him as a team. 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That said, Kayn wasn't much of a problem, at least not from the mid lane (from the jungle he's a serious problem). He is melee, which makes landing your Q on him in lane a piece of cake, and his E has almost no value in lane outside of a heal (although he'll probably try to roam, just like Talon). He does have a slow on his W, but that is his only form of crowd control unless he goes with his Darkin form, but even then it takes time for him to transform, making the early laning phase not too difficult. He only has one short dash that deals minimal damage early on. It's the only ability you can't really dodge, but as soon as he uses it you know he'll have a harder time dodging your Event Horizon. Whenever he ults you, cast your Event Horizon around yourself and stay directly in the center of it until he exits you. It is super difficult for him to not get stunned when he comes out of it, and until he starts scaling, his ult doesn't do much damage either. Just remember that he IS an assassin, so don't get overconfident (but really, we all know you've got this). [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 137 [display_name] => Kayn [url_str] => kayn [title] => The Shadow Reaper [key] => [description] => A peerless practitioner of lethal shadow magic, Shieda Kayn battles to achieve his true destiny—to one day lead the Order of the Shadow into a new era of Ionian supremacy. He audaciously wields the sentient darkin weapon Rhaast, undeterred by its creeping corruption of his body and mind. There are only two possible outcomes: either Kayn bends the weapon to his will... or the malevolent blade consumes him completely, paving the way for the destruction of all Runeterra. Noxian by birth, Kayn and others like him were conscripted as child soldiers, a cruel practice employed by only the most devious commanders of the empire. Ionian compassion was a weakness to be exploited—their warriors would hesitate before striking down a supposed innocent. Thus, barely able to lift the blade he had been given, Kayn’s first day in battle was also expected to be his last. The Noxian forces landed at the mouth of the Epool River. Kayn and the others were a reluctant vanguard, facing disorganized bands of locals defending their home from these returning invaders. While his young comrades were cut down or fled the battlefield, Kayn showed no fear. He dropped his heavy sword and snatched up a fallen sickle, turning to face the shocked Ionians just as the Noxian regulars swept in from the flank. The carnage was staggering. Farmers, hunters—even a handful of vastaya—all were butchered without ceremony. Two days later, after word had spread throughout the southern territories, the Order of the Shadow came upon the grisly scene. Their leader, Zed, knew this area had no tactical significance. This massacre was intended as a message. Noxus would show no mercy. A flickering glint of steel caught his eye. A child of no more than ten lay in the mud, leveling his broken sickle at the master assassin, bloody knuckles straining white. The boy’s eyes harbored a pain that belied his age, yet still burned with all the fury of a hardened warrior. This tenacity was not something that could be taught. Zed saw in this child, this abandoned Noxian survivor, a weapon that could be turned against those who had sent him here to die. The assassin held out his hand and welcomed Kayn into the Order of the Shadow. Acolytes traditionally spent years training with a single weapon of their choosing, but Kayn mastered them all—to him, they were mere tools, and he was the weapon. Armor he viewed as a cumbersome burden, instead cloaking himself in shadows and slaying his enemies with quickness and stealth. These swift executions instilled fear in the hearts of those fortunate enough to be spared. And as Kayn’s legend grew, so did his arrogance. He truly believed that one day his power would eclipse even that of Zed himself. This hubris led Kayn to embrace his final test: to seek out a darkin weapon recently unearthed in Noxus, and prevent it being used against the weary defenders of Ionia. He accepted without hesitation, never questioning why he had been chosen for this task. Indeed, where any other acolyte would have destroyed the living scythe known as Rhaast, Kayn took it for himself. The corruption took hold the moment his fingers closed around the weapon, locking them both in a fateful struggle. Rhaast has long awaited the perfect host in order to join its darkin brethren and lay waste to the world, but Kayn will not be easily dominated. He returns to Ionia in triumph, convinced that Zed will name him the new leader of the Order of the Shadow. 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Also, she can't leave your Event Horizon: even if she ults out of it she'll port back into it, so place your W at the starting position of her ulti. In other words, she's less mobile than she appears, unless of course she has her W ready with some movement ability. Lastly, you have to dodge her bubble. If you don't you will die. It's as simple as that. Take Nullifying Orb as a Sorcery rune. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 140 [display_name] => Zoe [url_str] => zoe [title] => The Aspect of Twilight [key] => [description] => Don't be fooled by her childish appearance—Zoe is an ancient being, a cosmic messenger of Targon. When the Aspect of Twilight appears, she warps reality. Despite all this power, she often shirks her duties in favor of blowing bubbles and playing tricks on unsuspecting mortals. One can never be sure of what she’s really aiming for... other than her own amusement. 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If she's stupid, she'll mindlessly push every single wave under your tower, making ganks easy. Unforunately, bronze junglers wouldn't know a prime ganking target if it punched them in the teeth, meaning you're left with little more to do than outfarm her and avoid her after that. Seriously, if she gets farm then she's a force to be reckoned with. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 2 [display_name] => Kayle [url_str] => kayle [title] => The Judicator [key] => Judicator [description] => In a world far away where an ancient war still rages, Kayle was a great hero - the strongest of an immortal race committed to destroying evil wherever it could be found. For ten thousand years, Kayle fought tirelessly for her people, wielding her flaming sword forged before time itself. She shielded her delicate features beneath her enchanted armor, the sole remaining masterpiece of an extinct race of craftsmen. Though a beautiful, striking creature, Kayle, now as then, avoids showing her face; war has taken a terrible toll upon her spirit. In her quest for victory, she sometimes would try to lift the wicked up from their morass of evil, but more than often she instead purged those she herself deemed beyond redemption. To Kayle, justice can so often be an ugly thing. Ten years ago, Kayle's war against evil was nearly won... until her rebellious sister Morgana, a pariah amongst their people, suddenly gained powerful new allies: magicians of a hitherto unknown world called Runeterra. Morgana traded servitude to a number of the summoners in Runeterra's League of Legends for powerful new abilities that, if mastered, threatened to bring Kayle and her people to their knees. To save her world, Kayle had no choice but to make a pact with the League herself. She approached the leader of the League, High Counselor Reginald Ashram, with a deal of her own. In exchange for a thousand years of Kayle's service, Ashram halted all League interference on Kayle's world. With Ashram's disappearance five years ago, Kayle has new causes on Valoran: find out who or what caused Ashram to disappear, defeat her sister Morgana upon the Fields of Justice, and bring her own brand of justice to the League of Legends. "In the League of Legends, Justice comes on swift wings." [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn-Y6jawdHM [role] => Fighter [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 7 [attack_rating] => 6 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 3 [health] => 574 [health_increase] => 98 [mana] => 322 [mana_increase] => 40 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 26.9 [armor_increase] => 4 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 51 [attack_damage_increase] => 3 [critical_strike] => 2.55 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.45 [health_regeneration] => 8.3 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.15 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.06 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.638 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.877 [health_18] => 2155 [mana_18] => 1002 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 86.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 98.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 21 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => *Using Intervention on a high-dps ally can turn the tides of battle by giving your ally free reign to attack. *Kayle can effectively do large amounts of damage or support her allies depending on her team build. *Kayle benefits greatly from attack damage and ability power, making hybrid items like Nashor's Tooth and Trinity Force very effective on her. *If you wish to support your allies, items like Locket of the Iron Solari can help you assist teammates. [tip_playing_against] => *Intervention only grants Kayle or her allies immunity to damage. Slows and stuns can still be applied, so trap them if they're being overzealous. *Kayle is usually a fragile target. Once you see her ultimate cast, switch to attacking her. *Be sure to look at what items Kayle is building to determine what role she is fulfilling on her team. [client_id] => 10 [riot_points] => 260 [influence_points] => 450 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d3130.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 27756 [view_count] => 7224449 [comments] => 1 [comment_count] => 11 [votes] => 10 [vote_count] => 10 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 435 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.53977 [community_tier_list_rank] => 3 [score] => 6 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-03-19 17:39:22 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-11-11 19:26:03 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 550 [create_ts] => 2009-02-21 00:00:00 ) ) [46] => Array ( [champion_id] => 6 [rank] => 2 [description] => Usually when a Sion goes mid then they're trying to ham an AP Sion build, so if you buy an early Null-magic Mantle you should be fine as long as you dodge his E. It can be pretty annoying if he nails you with it all the time. In general, don't underestimate him just because he's normally not a mid laner. He can seriously ruin your day. Oh also stay out of range of his Q, and did I mention dodge his E? [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 6 [display_name] => Sion [url_str] => sion [title] => The Undead Juggernaut [key] => Sion [description] => "BLOOD. SMELL IT. WANT. ACHING. NEED! CLOSE NOW. THEY COME. NO CHAINS? FREE! KILL! IN REACH. YES! DIE! DIE! Gone. Too quick. No fight. More. I want... more. A voice? Unfamiliar. I see him. SwainSquare.png The Grand General. My general. He leads. I follow. Marching. To where? I should know. I can't remember. It all bleeds together. Does it matter? Noxus conquers. The rest? Trivial. So long... since I've tasted victory. The war wagon rocks. Rattles. A cramped cage. Pointless ceremony. The waiting. Maddening. Faster, dogs! There. Banners. Demacians and their walls. Cowards. Their gates will shatter. Thoughts of the massacre come easily. Who gave the order to halt? The underlings don't answer. No familiar faces. If I do not remember, neither will history. The cage is opened. Finally! No more waiting. WE CHARGE! Slings and arrows? The weapons of children! Their walls will not save them! I can taste their fear. They shrink at every blow as their barricades splinter. SOON! Noxian drums. Demacian screams. Glory isn't accolades; glory is hot blood on your hands! This is life! A thousand shattered corpses lie at my feet, and Demacian homes burn all around me. It's over too quickly! Just one more... The men stare. There's fear in their eyes. If they're afraid to look upon victory, I should pluck those craven eyes out. There is no fear in the Grand General's eyes, only approval. He is pleased with this conquest. Walking the field with the Grand General, surveying the carnage, I ache for another foe. He is hobbled, a leg wound from the battle? If it pains him, he does not show it. A true Noxian. I do not like BeatriceSquare.png his pet, though; it picks over the dead, having earned nothing. His war hounds were more fitting company. Demacia will be within our grasp soon. I can feel it. I am ready to march. The Grand General insists that I rest. How can I rest when my enemies still live? Why do we mill about? The waiting eats at me. I'm left to my own devices. The bird watches. It's unsettling. Were it anyone else's, I would crush it. Fatigue sets in. I've never felt so... tired. Boram? Is that you? What are you whispering? Where am I? Captured? Kenneled like some dog. How? There was... the battle, the razing of the fortress, the quiet of the aftermath. Were we ambushed? I can't remember. I was wounded. I can feel the ragged gash... but no pain. They thought me dead. Now, I am their prize. Fate is laughing. I will not be caged! They will regret sparing me. Demacian worms! They parrot kind words, but they are ruthless all the same. This place is a dank pit. They bring no food. There is no torture. They do not make a show of me. I am left to rot. I remember my finest hour. I held a king by his throat and felt the final beat of his heart through my tightening grasp. I don't remember letting go. Is this your vengeance, Jarvan? I hear the triumphal march. Boots on stone. Faint, through the dungeon walls. The cadence of Noxian drums. I shall be free. Demacian blood will run in the streets! No one came. I heard no struggle. No retreat. Did I imagine it? There is no aching in this stump. I barely noticed the iron boot. It's caked in rust. When did I lose my leg? I still smell the blood. Battle. It brings comfort. The hunger gnaws. I have not slept. Time crawls. So tired. How long? So dark. This pit. I remember. Grand General. His whispering. What was it? Not who I think. Fading. Mustn't forget. Message. Cut. Remember. SION – Beware ravens. FREE ME! BLOOD." 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[tip_playing_against] => *Even if Sion still hits a Decimating Smash, making him release the charge earlier reduces its impact. *Use the time after Sion has died to reposition and prepare for his return. [client_id] => 14 [riot_points] => 585 [influence_points] => 1350 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d3134.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 29821 [view_count] => 5638722 [comments] => 2 [comment_count] => 14 [votes] => 14 [vote_count] => 19 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 436 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.477064 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 15 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-02-22 11:12:01 [last_comment_ts] => 2012-12-27 13:23:25 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 397 [create_ts] => 2009-02-21 00:00:00 ) ) [47] => Array ( [champion_id] => 61 [rank] => 2 [description] => When it comes to sustained, drawn-out fights, Swain reigns supreme. There is simply nothing you can do against his ultimate.... except burst through it, which is what we all know and love Veigar for. The only reason Swain isn't threat level 2 or 3 is because his laning phase is SO much stronger than yours. Up until you can burst him down, stay away. Once you get your Deathcap, just land your abilities and you'll be fine. Even if he presses R you'll just burst through it. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 61 [display_name] => Swain [url_str] => swain [title] => The Noxian Grand General [key] => [description] => Swain is the Grand General of Noxus, visionary ruler of an expansionist nation that reveres only strength. Though he was cast down and crippled in the Ionian wars, he seized control of the empire with ruthless determination. Now, Swain commands his warhosts from the front lines, marching against a coming darkness that only he can see. In a swirl of sacrifice and secrets, the greatest secret of all is that the true enemy lies within. "If you haven't yet lost the ability to ask, you may not yet ask for relief." - Swain [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utt-sd2FJNY [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 374 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 22.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 52 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.8 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 500 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 2046 [mana_18] => 1173 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 90.7 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 103 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 18.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 500 [tip_playing_as] => [tip_playing_against] => [client_id] => 50 [riot_points] => 880 [influence_points] => 4800 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 0 [view_count] => 2842109 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 11 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 445 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.47191 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 2010-10-06 06:38:41 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-02-15 10:46:49 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 417 [create_ts] => 2018-02-07 00:00:00 ) ) [48] => Array ( [champion_id] => 16 [rank] => 1 [description] => Morgana is usually a support, so you won't see much of her. But make no mistake: she's a huge threat. Morgana in the mid lane usually builds less like a support and more like an AP mage, meaning her QW combo deals obscene amounts of damage; half your health, easy. Build Mercury Treads instead of Sorcerer's Shoes. But her QW isn't even her biggest threat. That would be her E, which gives her a magic damage shield AND STUN IMMUNITY, making your E literally worthless against her. Try to bait it out by threatening her with your E but never actually casting it. It has a long cooldown, so once she uses it, hit her once or twice with your Q to knock the shield off and THEN try to stun her. Luckily she's more vulnerable to AD junglers since AD ignores her shield. Ask for help from them and in general stay safe. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 16 [display_name] => Morgana [url_str] => morgana [title] => Fallen Angel [key] => FallenAngel [description] => There is a world far away populated by graceful and beautiful winged beings gifted with immortality, where an ancient conflict still rages. Like so many conflicts, this war split families. One side proclaimed themselves as beings of perfect order and justice, fighting to unite the world under their law and strong central governance. Those that fought against them saw their kin as tyrants, creatures incapable of seeing the larger view, who would sacrifice individuality and freedom for the illusion of efficiency and safety. Morgana was one who fought against what she perceived as the tyranny of her kind, and for that she was branded ''fallen.'' Morgana was not innocent, having plumbed forgotten ways to gather forbidden might to become a powerful mistress of the black arts. This goal was driven by her obsession to defeat the general of the opposition's army - her sister, Kayle. While the two were in fact birth-sisters, Kayle struck the first blow by disowning any filial connection when Morgana refused to join her cause. Eventually, Morgana grew in power enough to not only reach, but challenge Kayle. As the time approached when the two would meet in what could be their final conflict, Morgana was suddenly summoned to Valoran. At first, Morgana made a deal with the League's summoners to fight in exchange for greater power. With the advent of Kayle into the League, Morgana now willingly fights in the League of Legends for the privilege of being able to destroy her sister again, and again, and again. She lies in wait for the day the bonds of the Institute of War no longer hold her, and on that day she plans to destroy Kayle once and for all and return home a hero. "There is no rest while Kayle's brand of tyranny still exists." - Morgana [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 1 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 548 [health_increase] => 86 [mana] => 341 [mana_increase] => 60 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 25.4 [armor_increase] => 3.8 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 55.5 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.8 [critical_strike] => 1.9 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.3 [health_regeneration] => 5.7 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [mana_regeneration] => 8.5 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.09 [attack_range] => 450 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.788 [health_18] => 2010 [mana_18] => 1361 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 90 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 115 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 22.1 [attack_range_18] => 450 [tip_playing_as] => *Shrewd use of Black Shield can determine the outcome of team fights. *Items that provide survivability allow Morgana to become extremely difficult to kill in conjunction with Black Shield and Soul Shackle. [tip_playing_against] => *Focus on killing Morgana early to prevent her from obtaining late game items. *Morgana often needs to land Dark Binding to setup her other attacks, try to keep minions between you and her as shields against Dark Binding. 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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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Takedowns grant an additional 3 stacks. Phenomenal Evil gives Veigar 1 ability power per stack. [ranked_description] => Striking an enemy champion with an ability grants Veigar a stack of Phenomenal Evil. Takedowns grant an additional 5 stacks. Phenomenal Evil gives Veigar 1 ability power per stack. 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Runes:

Inspiration
Unsealed Spellbook
Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic

Sorcery
Transcendence
Manaflow Band

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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Introduction and Veigar's Strengths and Weaknesses


WELCOME, one and all, to the best guide available to the most overpowered champion in the entirety of the League of Legends. If you're wondering why you should listen to anything I of all people have to say, then let me first say: I am frankly surprised you haven't heard the name Ramian before. I have played near the top of the Challenger list since Season 0, won several regional championships (and one World Championship), and played in three different professional teams, all while playing exclusively Veigar. As a personal bragging right, I am also the only person to ever beat Faker in a duel as Veigar.

If you're thinking, "This guy is totally s****ing me. I've never heard of you; there's no way you could have done all that stuff," to that I simply say "haters gonna hate." After all, I am the world's best Veigar player. Who else has won a world championship by playing literally nothing but Veigar in professional play? No one. That's who. So sit down, kids, so we can start talking about the man of the hour: Veigar, The Tiny Master of Evil!!


but seriously...


Veigar's Strengths
+Mid- to Late-game damage is off the charts
+Fairly straightforward to learn and conceptualize
+Powerful zone control with a long-duration AoE stun
+Infinite scaling into the late late game
+Even now, the enemy's loved ones suffer.

Veigar's Weaknesses
-Super weak early game and huge reliance on farm
-Few advantageous matchups
-Not particularly self-sufficient, needs help from team to really succeed
-Gets killed just as quickly as he gets kills
-Very short


Veigar is the quintessential burst mage, able to obliterate a squishy target from the face of Summoner's Rift so fast they type "wat" into All-chat, and they'll actually have to use the death recap during their death screen because they didn't even register what the hell just happened. Veigar also excels in mid-game skirmishes, where his E, Event Horizon provides a huge area of effect, long-duration stun that can turn the tables of a teamfight. He also has an infinitely scaling passive in Phenomenal Evil Power, enabling him to keep gaining power even after buying all six of his items. These in addition to his primary damage tools, Baleful Strike, Dark Matter, and Primordial Burst means Veigar's job is to lock enemies down and delete them, all while supporting his team with crowd control.

But all of his damage and crowd control comes at an unfortunate cost. Veigar is glass-fragile, and as fast as he can kill people, other people can probably kill him faster. This wouldn't be as big of a problem if Veigar had more mobility in his kit, but, well... he doesn't.

Consequently, Veigar needs his team to succeed. He also needs a summoner who knows what the hell they're doing with him, which, obviously, is why you're reading this guide, right?
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Pre-Game: Summoner Spells

But we can't jump into a game right away. There are some important things to do to prepare yourself, so.... Welcome to the wonderful world of Summoner Spells!! The only hard and fast rule here is that you take Flash, but beyond that... Well, here are some recommendations to give you an idea about what might be a good idea to take. I've color coded them in correspondence to necessity and priority. Thanks to Unsealed Spellbook, you have the luxury of switching out a summoner spell whenever the situation calls for it, so the explanations are meant to give you an idea of when to switch to which summoner spells:

Red=Absolutely essential. Taking this summoner spell is required on Veigar, and I don't think there are many players who would seriously disagree.
Blue=Personally recommended over other summoner spells
Green=Usable on Veigar, but there are likely better options that accomplish similar goals, or it is a niche summoner spell

Flash
Look, Veigar has no mobility inherent to his ability kit, meaning you absolutely need something to make up for it, which is where Flash comes in. Additionally, it might be hard to see for a newer player, but the ability to instantaneously reposition your champion--no matter the distance--is a powerful, powerful ability that should not be underestimated. These two things make Flash an indispensable tool in your arsenal, so much so that even when you switch out summoner spells with Unsealed Spellbook, you should keep Flash. As far as your other summoner spell, however, you have a few options, depending on your situation...

Besides...


Teleport
This is my second primary summoner spell after Flash. It is invaluable when it comes time to buy your Tear of the Goddess and get back to lane without losing farm. The map presence it allows you is awesome, just pay attention to the map! You never know when teammates could really use you teleporting in to turn the tables of a fight. This is my favorite spell to start the game with since I can recall whenever I want and get back to lane quickly. However, whenever Teleport is on cooldown or you don't need it immediately, it might behoove you to switch to something else...

Barrier
Barrier is my favorite summoner spell for Veigar after Flash because of its versatility. It has gotten me out of countless scenarios wherein I would have otherwise died. It is a great answer to Ignite, and just generally hard to go wrong with, especially for newer players, seeing as it gives you what is essentially an "OH S***" button to push when you're in trouble. Despite it being my favorite Summoner Spell, I tend to load into the game with Teleport to ensure I can recall for my Tear of the Goddess as soon as I can afford it and get back to lane without missing too many minion kills. You can always switch to Barrier after that and keep in reserve until you need it thanks to Unsealed Spellbook.

Ghost
Ghost is great when you want to make up for Veigar's immobility with more tools than just Flash. It's also great for chasing opponents down, and if you're confident in your dodging ability and are against a skillshot-heavy champion like Xerath, Ghost could potentially negate more damage than either Barrier or Heal. After all, you can't be killed if you can't be hit, right? ;) If anything, I'd wait to switch this spell in later in the game, as its usefulness increases when moving around skirmishes becomes more paramount.

Clarity
It's really easy to forget about Clarity, because no one EVER loads into the game with it, and neither should you. However, if you find yourself in a situation wherein you've been spam-casting your Q and need lots of mana like NOW (say, in the middle of the laning phase and you can't afford to recall yet), then Clarity can be a godsend. Veigar has huge mana problems after all, so carefully consider how much you need mana, switch it out, use it immediately, and get your Teleport back just like that :D

Exhaust
Exhaust is definitely your go-to summoner spell against high damage carries who would be able to obliterate you. Do remember though that Exhaust is most effective when it is used directly before the enemy champion in question deals their damage, which means it takes practice to get the most out of this spell. Against someone like Zed or Katarina it is super powerful when timed correctly, but the key phrase there is "when timed correctly." If you do take this summoner spell, it'll probably be one you switch to right after your first Teleport, as the early laning phase is when you're most vulnerable to assassins.

Heal
The appeal for Heal might seem greater than Barrier, since it grants a burst of movement speed that Barrier doesn't, but I warn you that it has a sharp drawback: it is susceptible to Grievous Wounds, which reduces the healing and regeneration rates of your champion when it is applied to you. This means that if your opponent takes Ignite (which is super common, BTW) then Heal is going to have a harder time saving you from it than Barrier or Cleanse. Still, if the enemy doesn't take Ignite and has no other way to apply Grievous Wounds to you, then by all means, go for Heal :D

Ignite
Despite Ignite's innate kill pressure, I rarely take it on Veigar for reasons echoed in my Keystone Rune spiel. Veigar's kit's damage tends to render more damage redundant, and Ignite is no exception. I would simply rather take something to prop up Veigar's poor defenses. That being said, I won't recommend you not take Ignite, but I think that even among aggressive Summoner Spells, there are better options.

Cleanse
Cleanse, like Exhaust, takes practice to know precisely when to use it during any given exchange. It also requires a knowledge of your lane opponent's champion (what they are good at, their abilities, how they want to disable you, etc.), so I would only recommend taking it if (1) you want to practice using it, or (2) you already know what you're doing with it. In general, it's most useful against an enemy team that has lots of crowd control.


Smite
Smite is something you should really only switch to late in the game if your team wants to contest Baron Nashor or the Elder Dragon . Your Smite, along with your WQ combo and your Jungler's Smite all but guarantees your team kills it. Those 4 abilities laid down all at the same time does about twice as much damage as Nunu & Willump or Lee Sin can do to execute either objective. However, you don't need it unless you're in that situation, and since there is a 5 second delay between switching out summoner spells and being able to use it, you have to predict well in advance whether your team is positioning to take one of those objectives or not. Otherwise, Smite is a wasted summoner spell on Veigar.
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Pre-Game: Runes

Inspiration




So here's the thing. As a squishy, late-game oriented burst mage, you absolutely need tools to keep yourself safe and healthy in the laning phase, and Inspiration accomplishes this far better than Sorcery. Besides, Veigar does not need help to deal damage. Taking Arcane Comet or Summon Aery is a waste on him because (1) at the point in the game where Veigar's damage is relevant, the enemy is going to die before either one hits them, and (2) you are going to be too occupied by farming before that to be bothered to trade damage with your opponents, when both the comet and Aery are most impactful. Instead, taking Unsealed Spellbook gives you options. Load into the game with Teleport for a summoner spell and switch to something like Barrier or Heal when the mid- to late-game rolls around and you need a more combat-oriented spell. In terms of specific recommendations as to what spells to switch in and out, check out the previous chapter, Pre-Game: Summoner Spells. Additionally, the secondary perks you get from Inspiration are exactly what Veigar needs to get past his atrocious early game: Magical Footwear lets you spend more money on what you really want, AP or mana sustain ( Perfect Timing is also fine; I just prefer boots), and Biscuit Delivery plus Time Warp Tonic ensure you stay healthy until your damage comes online.


Sorcery


Instead of turning to Sorcery for your keystone, consider the fact that you get everything you need out of it from just Transcendence and Manaflow Band. The only thing I sort of wish I could take is Gathering Storm, but even if you did take it then it would kind of be a hat on a hat next to Veigar's passive. Instead, consider switching out Manaflow Band for Nullifying Orb if you're against an AP-heavy mage like Annie who has enough early game damage to murder you otherwise. You can get away with less mana if it means you'll stay alive.
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Pre-Game: Your Abilities 101

For a guide about Veigar we sure haven't talked about him specifically much, have we? Let's change that and get down to brass tacks. Here's a layout of all of Veigar's abilities. I won't be going over what the ability actually does when you press the button. I figure you can mouse over the ability icon for that. Rather, the blurb about each one is designed to deepen and broaden your understanding of how they work:

Passive: Phenomenal Evil Power

A good Veigar player is constantly ravenous for passive stacks, because it is a significant portion of your overall damage. Remember, you aren't just stacking damage for Baleful Strike. You're stacking basic Ability Power, meaning Veigar's passive builds damage for all of his damaging abilities, making it invaluable in terms of gold value.

Phenomenal Evil Power has nifty, indirect synergies with a few game mechanics, such as cooldown reduction. The more cooldown reduction you have, more often you have your Baleful Strike ready to use, which means you can last-hit more minions with it, resulting in more AP stacking from it. Another cool synergy is with Rabadon's Deathcap due to the Deathcap's passive, which gives a bonus percentage of AP, and since Veigar ends up building a metric ton of AP, Rabadon's Deathcap has ludicrous gold value. There is also a really cool mechanic that gives champions bonus damage to turrets and inhibitors if their AP is a certain percentage higher than their AD, meaning that late in the game Veigar is capable of doing about 500-600 damage to turrets with each auto-attack.

Since numbers make the world go 'round, let's look at what this ability is actually capable of, shall we? If you kill 70 small minions with your Q alone and have 3 kills an 3 assists, then you will have gained 100 AP from your passive. Now think about that. A finished Luden's Echo grants you 90 AP, meaning that you will have farmed an entire item's worth of Ability Power just through your passive.

Phenomenal Evil Power also gives Dark Matter reduced cooldown for every 50 stacks you have, so yeah: stack your passive as much as humanly--or Veigarly--possible. Otherwise you're an embarrassment to the majesty that is Veigar.


Q: Baleful Strike

This is a mid-range, fast traveling, straight line skillshot, used primarily to gain stacks of your passive by killing minions. That doesn't mean it isn't capable of dealing quite a bit of its own damage though, especially after sinking a few dozen passive stacks and maxing out your Q rank, which means you'll eventually be able to harass your lane opponent with it in addition to hoarding farm.

Its damage means you also shouldn't discount it as part of your primary skill combo. In fact, you probably will not be able to kill someone from full health in the mid-game without landing damage from at least one or two Qs along with the rest of your combo.

It might be tempting to max your W first, but remember that Baleful Strike's cooldown is reduced for every point you have towards maxing it. The lower its cooldown is, the more often you can use it, the more AP you'll end up getting out of your passive. Your W does end up having quite a bit of damage by the time it is maxed out, but the sooner you put Baleful Strike on a ~3 second cooldown, the sooner you can build damage for all of your abilities, not just your W.


W: Dark Matter

Dark Matter is capable of unbelievable amounts of damage. As in, when I first saw it I literally didn't believe it. I thought it was a bug. But it isn't. You really can do 1,000 magic damage in one strike. But don't assume it will be able to insta-gib someone at rank 1. In fact, your W isn't going to be doing all that much damage until you have 3-4 points invested in it and you've farmed up some items and stacks of Phenomenal Evil Power. It is for this reason we max W immediately after Q.

Unfortunately, Dark Matter's damage is offset by its long delay time and consequent difficulty in landing. The good news is that a stun from Event Horizon lasts a minimum of 1.25 seconds, giving you a window to cast your W for a guaranteed hit. If, however, you cast Dark Matter without landing a stun, get used to it being dodged over and over. It's impossible to not see coming, at least not early on when real action is scarce. In the chaos of a late game teamfight you might be surprised by how often you can land Dark Matter without even casting your Event Horizon, either because your team has applied crowd control already, or there is so much happening that the enemy doesn't notice the moment you cast it and they are struck before they even know what happened. GG, noobs. On that note, it gets easier and easier to land as the game goes on, because you can use it with increasing frequency. You see, Phenomenal Evil Power grants Dark Matter reduced cooldown for every 50 stacks of it you have, such that by the time you have 350 passive stacks and about 40% CDR, your W is on a 2.5 second cooldown. You can afford to miss more and more Ws, since it'll be off cooldown that much sooner. Along with practicing landing your Event Horizon, also practice landing Dark Matter, because the better your are at landing it the sooner you can get to the point of dealing its insane amounts of damage every 2.5 seconds, which I think you'll agree is ridiculous.

Dark matter damage

Your W also provides vision to the area it strikes during its 1.2 second delay, so if you don't have a ward, there is no need to face check a bush ;)


E: Event Horizon

Ah yes, Veigar's most iconic ability. Honestly, I think Event Horizon is so strong it could be an ultimate due to its huge area of effect and resulting zone control, as well as its long-duration AoE stun, 2.5 seconds!! If that doesn't sound like a long time, then you need to get better acquainted with League of Legends time. 2.5 seconds is an eternity, and it would be one thing if only Veigar could follow up on it, but the nice thing about crowd control is that it helps your whole team. Landing an Event Horizon on just one or two people during a teamfight could mean the difference between winning and losing that fight, even if you don't kill one of the people you stun. Another thing to remember about where to place your Event Horizon is that doesn't just stun. It essentially creates a wall, meaning you can block off areas of the map you don't want enemies to go.

"YOU... SHALL NOT... PASS!" - Veigar Greybeard

Using it for protection


Trust me: good use of Event Horizon is what separates experienced Veigar players from beginners. Practice makes perfect.


R: Primordial Burst

Wanna see a magic trick?

People on the receiving end of this ability shouldn't underestimate its damage, but as the Veigar player, you shouldn't overestimate its damage. It deals the maximum amount of damage when the enemy is at 33% health, but that doesn't mean it will surely execute them there. If they are a tank building magic resistance, Primordial Burst is going to be doing less damage, so take into consideration your opponent's items and total magic resistance, your own farm, and Primordial Burst's rank before you mindlessly press R.

Still, this thing kills. Let's look at some numbers, shall we? At max rank (since those numbers are most fun to do) Primordial Burst's base damage, before AP scaling, is already 650 magic damage. That is like 33% of a squishy's health just on its own, which means you don't even really need the AP scaling to execute someone. Add that to the fact that it can scale with up to 150% of your ability power means, well....

If you have 1,000 total AP by the time you hit lvl 16 (and max rank on your ult), that means 1000 x 1.50 + 650 --> you can end up dealing a whopping 2,150 magic damage before magic resistance to a champion with 33% health. 100 magic resistance negates 50% of all magic damage, so even if the enemy champion has 100 MR (your magic penetration notwithstanding) and they are at 33% health, you can still deal 1,075 magic damage to them. That is roughly half of a squishy's health, and if it doesn't kill a tank, they are definitely going to be hurting and unable to fight if you ult them at 33%.

Primordial Burst is clearly designed to do damage, but let's look at it another way. What if I ult someone who has full health?? Well, at max rank we're looking at a base of 325 magic damage with an AP scaling of 75%, not 150%. That means with 1,000 total AP I would deal a total of 1,075 magic damage before magic resistance, and only 537 magic damage if the enemy has 100 MR. For context, Dark Matter can deal 650 magic damage under the same conditions (maxed out with 1,000 total AP, the enemy having 100 MR).

What does this all mean? Wait. to. ult. Wait to ult until the enemy you want to kill is down to at least half health, if not lower, because the difference in damage from your ultimate is hugely different depending on how much health the enemy has. (If the victim is at 67% health under the same conditions, then Primordial Burst will deal 744 magic damage, just FYI :D) Just be patient and wait until you're sure you can execute them.
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Pre-Game: Ability Combos

Throughout the guide you may notice me occasionally referencing a "full combo" or a "Q-Q-R Combo." Here is a list of Veigar's most common ability combos.

> = more or less instant-cast after the ability before it
... = There is an indeterminate amount of time between the ability casts for one reason or another, whether that be for optimization or the necessity of waiting for a cooldown before casting the ability in question. (case-by-case explained in the blurb)

1. The Full Combo
E: > W: > Q: ... R:

This is your bread-and-butter skill combo, the one most of your kills will probably result from. At first glance it is pretty self explanatory, but it is more nuanced than you might think. After landing a stun, it is obvious that you want to place your W on your target as soon as possible to guarantee it will deal its damage. During your W's delay, send out your Q for the bonus damage since it is just a fast-casting ability, followed by your ultimate. But here is the tricky part: you want to kill someone as fast as possible, but you need your W to land before your ult in order to ensure maximum damage from your ultimate, meaning your ult's damage needs to come through at LEAST 1.2 seconds after you cast your W. However, if you wait that entire 1.2 seconds before casting your ultimate--before actually pressing the button--they might have had the time to sense to smash their summoner spells and avoid the execution.

To prevent this, learn to time your ultimate after you cast your Q but before your W deals its damage. You see, Primordial Burst has a particularly slow travel time, meaning that if you cast your ultimate right before your W lands, your ultimate will still deal its damage after the W's damage, which is the sweet spot ;D

Here is the clearest example I could find from my match history. Pay attention to me and to Warwick, who is about to get obliterated. First is a slow motion view of the combo with pauses at each part of the combo: E, WQ, then R, and then the whole thing at full speed. Note that if I hadn't pressed R early, before my W actually landed its damage, then Warwick would have leaped away before I could press the button.


2. The Q-Q-R Combo
Q: ... Q: > R:

Imagine you're in a lane against a Lucian or an Ahri. Every time you try to trap them in your Event Horizon they just dash out of the way like they were baiting you the whole time. It's frustrating, and you've already died once or twice because of it. First of all, play safe and farm. Second of all, why are you trying so hard to land your E on them? If they are just going to dodge it, then throw something at them that is harder to dodge, like your Q. In reality it will probably take more than two Qs before the enemy is low enough to execute with your ultimate, but the point of listing this ability combo is that against enemies who have low maximum health and low MR, your Q will end up dealing quite a bit of damage, especially after ranking it all the way up. This means that just 2 or 3 Qs before an ultimate can kill a target, and they often aren't expecting that much damage at low elo. And this way you don't have to worry about landing your hard-to-hit skillshots (your W and E).

In the late game, this combo is particularly difficult to pull off. It requires you to repeatedly wait for your Q cooldown, and you often don't have time to whittle away at your opponent's health when there are teamfights happening all the time. Rather, this combo is for the laning phase, when your opponent is more likely to stick around and eat more Qs to the face.

As far as determining just how many Qs you'll need before executing someone, it depends on the game and your opponent. The squishier the target, the fewer the Qs it will require. Who knows? You might get fed enough that one Q+R combo will be enough to kill them.

In this example, I'm against a more or less full health Ahri and it's too early in the game to burst her from full health, so I use this combo. It takes a total of 3 Qs before she's low enough for me to press R on her (00:02, 00:14, and 00:22). Usually though, your opponent won't make it this easy. The whole point of using this as an example is that it is so clear.


3. The Baron/Dragon Combo or Wave-clear Combo
W: ... Q: OR W: ... Q: >

This combo is for stealing away or securing either Baron Nashor or the Dragon. The idea is that since these two abilities do so much damage in conjunction with each other, they can rival the enemy jungler's Smite damage or essentially add to your jungler's Smite's damage. In fact, if you have Smite, your Jungler has Smite, and you time your W+Q combo correctly, there is absolutely nothing the enemy can do to contest that objective. Those abilities in conjunction just do far too much damage. There have been several times that I've managed to secure Dragon with this combo, so it is definitely worth learning to do.

The trick is that you time your W for 1.2 seconds before the target is low enough on health for W+Q damage to kill it, then firing off your Q so it and your W deal damage at the same time. Step 1: set up your W with good timing to steal the objective. Step 2: time your Q to hit simultaneously with your W. (Step 3: Smite at the same time you press Q, if you happen to have switched out a summoner spell for Smite.)

I also call this combo the Wave-clear combo because there are two specific points in the game when a W+Q will kill minions instantly. It first happens around lvl 4 or 5 with caster minions, then again around lvl 9 or 10 with melee minions, depending on how responsibly you've been farming. This little trick stops working for both kinds of minions once Dark Matter starts dealing more damage--it does enough to one-shot minions after farming and ranking it--so take advantage of this easy farming technique while you can!

In this example, it's crucial to realize that I managed (somehow) to stun the enemy Nidalee, who would have been able to compete with my combo's damage with her smite, but as is, that damage threat was eliminated, guaranteeing that my combo's damage would be the most damage going down on the dragon, thus guaranteeing the steal.


4. The Teamfight Combo
E: > W: > Q:

The only difference between this and the Full Combo is circumstance. When going in for a kill on a squishy target, your W and your Q will likely do enough damage to guarantee an execute with your ult, but in the heat of a teamfight, you don't always have the luxury of wailing away on an enemy carry. Their tanks will be protecting them, just like your tanks will be protecting you. This means that during a 5v5 teamfight, your only targets are often just tanks, which are harder to kill and definitely might not go down with one rotation of abilities. Your play pattern becomes playing around these three abilities until someone is low enough to ult. Use the abilities, back off until they are off cooldown, rinse and repeat.

Primordial Burst is a long-cooldown, single-target nuke. Once it is used, that's it, even if it doesn't kill the target, so you want to make it count. Your other abilities, however, differ from it more than you might think. They are all AoE, lower-cooldown abilities, which means they are mega powerful in teamfights and in this context, far more useful than your ultimate. Together, your W and Q can do far more total damage than your ultimate with just one cast each when they both hit multiple champions*, so repeatedly casting them may be all the damage in the teamfight your team needs from you. This might mean having to go through two or even three rotations of your E, Q, and W cooldowns before anyone is low enough on health to press R, but who knows? During the chaos of a teamfight a squishy carry might find their way into your stun, at which point you want to make sure your ult is available. In general, the point of this combo is to use over and over again during a late game teamfight until your ultimate is a viable skill to use (i.e. your opponent is low on health) or until everyone on the enemy team is dead.

5. The Semi-Full Combo
E: > W: ... R:

I know this one seems redundant next to the Full Combo and the Teamfight Combo, but it is a little different, so bear with me. You see, it's often the case that when you land a stun on someone, there are two or more units between you and the champion you stunned (probably minions). This means your Q cannot possibly hit the one you stunned. Sometimes you can easily reposition to fire off your Q from a direction with only one or fewer minions there, but other times you'll have to rely on exclusively your W and R for damage. Luckily, if you have been farming decently well and it's far enough into the game, this combo will probably kill them anyway, no Baleful Strike necessary.

6. The Gap-closer Execute
> R: OR > Q: > R:

The explanation for taking Flash may have left a bit to be desired. You see, the primary reason Veigar players take Flash is to ensure they have some form of reliable mobility, which usually displays itself most prominently when Veigar's weakness of being squishy rears its ugly head; it ends up forcing you to use Flash defensively, for an escape. However, Flash can be used offensively too. Every day I'm able to kill someone with this combo, so it is definitely worth learning to do. Also worth learning to do is estimate how much damage it will take to kill someone who is low on health. It may just take one cast of Primordial Burst once to close the gap with Flash, but if they're too healthy you might need to sneak a Baleful Strike in there first. Just remember to not do this against full-health targets unless you know for SURE these two abilities will kill them. If you blow your Flash to jump IN to a fight, you won't have it for an escape!!




*Total Primordial Burst damage (no magic penetration]):
1000 total AP + max rank + enemy at 33% health and ~100 MR = 1,075 total magic damage
Total Baleful Strike + Dark Matter damage (no magic penetration):
1000 total AP + max ranks + each ability hits two enemies who have ~100 MR each = 2,130 total magic damage, split between the two enemies you hit.
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Chapter 1: ...In the Early Game...

Veigar's early game is almost comically bad. His base stats are abysmal, he is super squishy, and his starting ability, Baleful Strike, does so little damage at rank 1 it's essentially another basic attack. In general, Veigar's level 1 makes him a glorified caster minion, he's so weak.

"But, Ramian, what am I supposed to do with information like that? You're supposed to tell me how to succeed with Veigar, not how terrible he is." Well, in order to really succeed with any champion, you need to know their strengths AND their weaknesses, and unfortunately, you've chosen a champion with quite a few weaknesses. It is why Veigar isn't ever seen in professional play or in higher ranks; he just has too many weaknesses to exploit. However, in lower elo, where players have a hard time capitalizing on opponents' weaknesses, Veigar winds up being more powerful.


Laning Phase Tips: Minions and CS
In order to access Veigar's full power, you need to be patient and farm. Up until level 6 or so and before you have any real mana regeneration, you should be prioritizing farm over lane harass. Stay defensive, and freeze the lane near your tower if you know how. You should be using your Q, Baleful Strike almost whenever it is off cooldown, and if you aren't killing at least one minion with it whenever you use it, it is going to waste. The ideal scenario is to line up as many shots as possible with both minion kills and your lane opponent. This ensures that you're getting farm from the minion, two stacks of Phenomenal Evil Power instead of just one since you also struck an enemy champion, AND you land harass on your lane opponent in the process. Win, win, win. Alternatively, try to kill two minions with your Q with any given cast, and remember that large monsters and siege minions grant two passive stacks instead of one.

Finally, it does no one any favors to miss both the ability power and gold just because you were waiting for your Q to come off cooldown to kill a minion with it. Whenever your Q isn't available, last-hit minions with basic attacks. The only problem with that is that Veigar's auto-attacks are a little weak f***ing impossible to last-hit with. Seriously, you're going to need to go into a few custom games by yourself to practice last-hitting minions with Veigar's basic attacks, because it'll be necessary if you want to farm minions in the first few levels.


Laning Phase Tips: Trading with Your Lane Opponent
I would highly recommend rationing your use of Dark Matter, Event Horizon, and certainly Primordial Burst in the early laning phase. I won't tell you specifically to not use them, but I will say that if you do choose to employ them, make them count. With the frequency at which you want to use your Q to kill minions, you'll be using a lot of your mana on that one ability. That means there is less mana left over for your W and E, which are mana-expensive abilities all their own, so you had better be positive you'll land them if you want to use them frequently. Personally, I damage my opponent almost exclusively with my Q and basic attacks and save the rest of my abilities for when I get a gank from my jungler or when I get the opponent low enough on health for an assassination attempt. Once you get a Tear of the Goddess you don't have to be quite as stingy with your mana, but until then, I just haven't found it to be worth it to go for early dueling. Stick mostly to farming minions until you have some sort of mana regeneration.


Laning Phase Tips: Warding
It is also important to ward!! The best way to ensure effective warding is to designate one side of the lane--the top or bottom side--as your 'strong' side. Place a Control Ward in the river brush on that side of the lane and your Warding Totem in the corresponding place on the other side, then play more towards the control ward's side of the lane as you farm and pseudo-duel your lane opponent. In other words, if I place my control ward in
the top side river brush, I'm safer hanging out around that side of the lane because my vision is extended into the river on that side, and if the enemy jungler wants to gank from the other side of the lane, it becomes easier to escape them by bolting for my turret or by entering the river on my 'safe' side, since I'm already farther away from the side they're ganking. The reason this side is safer than the side with my warding totem is that the control ward will last as long as you need it to, whereas the warding totem must be refreshed, leaving time where you are blind without it.

If your lane opponent or enemy jungler discovers your control ward, DO NOT PANIC. Remember, if they place a ward in that bush that reveals your control ward, it's called a control ward for a reason. Until your ward is destroyed, it will disable whatever ward the enemy placed in the bush. If you get a free chance, destroy their ward, but only if you get a free chance. Otherwise, size up your lane opponent to see if you could win a duel if it came to fighting over wards. If you don't think you can fight them, then don't! Just let them destroy your control ward, ping that they have vision in the brush where it was, and buy a new control ward the next time you recall.

"But Ramian, I don't wanna spend precious gold on another contr--"

Stop. Just stop. I don't care. Buy the f***ing wards, and don't tell me you don't have enough money. It costs 75 stupid gold, so suck it up. It's worth it to save your life. Besides, Vision Wards used to cost 100 gold, so stop complaining, you entitled noob.


Items for the Early Game
I start the game with a Doran's Ring, Warding Totem, and 2 potions literally every single game. I have never bought The Dark Seal for the same reason I don't get a Mejai's Soulstealer: it's not worth it; there are better items to get for your gold. These three items will last you until you have 850 gold, when you can purchase something to help out your mana problems...


As soon as you hit 850 gold, recall back to base, buy your Tear of the Goddess, then Teleport back to lane. You'll want to start stacking that thing as soon as possible. After that you have a few options as to what to buy next. Before you mindlessly buy more potions or a Refillable Potion, remember that you'll be receiving a Total Biscuit of Everlasting Will every 3 minutes until 12 minutes into the game thanks to Biscuit Delivery, so before that point consider carefully how much you'll need health sustain. Once 12 minutes hits you'll know you won't be getting any more of them, so it might make more sense to get a Refillable Potion after that rather than before. But I think you'll find that you won't need to spend much more money on health sustain after that anyway. If, for whatever reason, you don't have 850 gold when you find yourself back at base for the first time, buy a Sapphire Crystal, Boots of Speed (only if you took Perfect Timing in your runes), an Amplifying Tome and/or a Null-Magic Mantle, in whichever combination aligns with your needs and gold availability. In general, prioritize whatever will get you to your Archangel's Staff the fastest (a crystal and Amp Tomes), but there are certainly games wherein you're against, say, an AP burst laner like Annie or Katarina. In that case, prioritize a Null-Magic Mantle over Archangel's Staff components. You'll need it to stay alive. And besides, you can always turn it into a Banshee's Veil later.
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Chapter 2: Now, to OWN the mid-game!!

The mid-game is when you'll finally sow the fruits of your farming labor. You'll find that Baleful Strike is able to do an impressive amount of damage at rank 5 and after farming with it, better enabling you to trade damage with your lane opponent and making finishing off minions with it super easy.

It's easy to love Veigar for his infinitely scaling damage, but at the same time, it's important to understand that Veigar's biggest strength lies more in the mid-game than the late game. This is not to say that Veigar becomes irrelevant in the late game, far from it. Rather, by the time the late game rolls around, the enemy tanks have built up more magic resist, making it difficult to burst through them. In the mid-game, however, tanks have yet to stack a substantial enough amount of MR, and your Rabadon's Deathcap power spike will put them in the ground. Besides, it is easier to position yourself in the smaller skirmishes of the mid-game, where landing one Event Horizon for your team to follow up on will probably be a kill.


Farming and CS Tips for the Mid-Game
Throughout the entirety of the game, you want to make sure you keep a steady and high gold revenue by killing as many minions as possible. For one reason or another, it becomes harder and harder to last-hit every single minion that comes into lane, due mostly to the chaos that starts to ensue the longer the game goes on.

Luckily your Q keeps doing more and more damage, enabling you to clear minion waves fairly quickly. There are two places in the game when one W-Q combo will kill minions: lvl 4-5 for caster minions, and again at lvl 10-11 for melee minions. In other words, you can gain two passive stacks almost instantly at these points in the game. However, killing minions like this push the lane pretty hard, meaning that if you follow this farming pattern constantly (W-Q, W-Q, W-Q...), your minions will continually push all the way to the opponent's turret since you're killing all the enemy minions so quickly. Consequently, this means you'll be playing farther up in the lane, closer to the opponent's turret, which puts you in prime position for the enemy jungler to come and kill you.
Therefore, I do not always advise you to use these farming strategies. If you need to play safe (i.e. they have a Lee Sin in the jungle and you're against a Katarina in lane), then I would recommend not using your W and attacking the minions much less frequently to pull the minions towards your turret, rather than pushing towards the enemy's. Conversely though, if your lane opponent is someone like Taliyah or Talon who constantly roams out of lane, it will probably behoove you to push the lane into their turret as fast as possible using these strategies to ensure the turret kills all of your minions instead of your lane opponent.


Dueling Tips for the Mid-Game
Here are some things to remember when you're looking to kill your lane opponent in the mid-game:

+Try to build an intuition over time concerning how much damage you'll be doing at any given point in the game. Until you hit what I call the Full Combo break point (likely your Rabadon's Deathcap power spike), it is unlikely that you will be able to kill someone from full health with one rotation of your abilities. You'll need to poke them a bit over time using your Q-Q-R combo (See Pre-Game: Ability Combos). It'll be much easier to burst-kill them once they are down to about 2/3 to half health.

+Keep farming with your Q! Not having enough AP on Veigar feels worse than wet socks. Still, this is the point in the game were there is value in clearing waves quickly, meaning that using Dark Matter to quickly kill multiple minions at a time has value in itself. My general rule, which I don't always follow on one side or another, is to use my Q to kill minions every time it is off cooldown, but if it is cooling down then I don't wait for it to come up to kill minions. I just Dark Matter them to death, until my Q is back up, ad infinitum. This gives you the best balance of gaining AP from your passive as well as pushing the wave quickly to force the enemy to deal with it.

+The mid-game is the time to make the most out of Unsealed Spellbook to switch out your non-flash summoner spell for something that will be more useful in the moment, whether that's Ghost for more mobility, Barrier for safety, or Heal to support your team and stay safe doing it. Take the game situation into account before switching out your spells and take whatever you need most. If you're super far ahead you might even find value of summoner spells that I would personally never load into the game with, like Clarity.

+Learn and practice dodging skillshots! Defenses are hard to come by as an offensive burst mage, and you can't buy it until later. Besides, no amount of MR or armor will ever reduce an enemy's damage to zero like dodging can. With some champion skills, you're out of luck here, like Cassiopeia's Twin Fang or Ryze's Rune Prison, which are impossible to dodge. However, abilities like Ahri's Charm or Xerath's Arcanopulse are not targeted, which means that if they miss you, you have completely negated 100% of that damage. This makes dodging one of the most important combat skillsets to develop. A good way to develop these skills is to figure out a mid laner you play against often--I personally see Lux like, ALL the time--and learn their abilities inside and out so you know how to dodge the ones that are possible to dodge, then expand your champion knowledge from there. For this example, Lux's Light Binding, Lucent Singularity, and Final Spark are all harder to dodge if you are unfamiliar with how they work. But if you play against Lux over and over, you can come to expect how and when she uses them, enabling you to dodge them and own the matchup.


Roaming Tips for the Mid-Game
But there is more to League of Legends than dueling your lane opponent. Rift-wide fights will start breaking out more and more often, and the more fights you can be present for, the better the late game will go for both yourself and your team. Whenever you see a fight brewing and you know you can be there soon, cast Dark Matter on the backline caster minions, clear them as best you can, and make a beeline for the fight. As aforementioned, Veigar is extremely powerful in small-scale skirmishes of 2v2 or 3v3 where Event Horizon has a mindblowing impact. There are no shortages of these kinds of fights in the mid-game, so use this time to your advantage. In these fights themselves, be careful! You're still squishy; your mid-game strength doesn't change that, and you still need your team to support you if you're to be successful in the mid- to late-game. At the same time, this is when turrets will really start falling on both sides, so do your best to defend the mid lane turret as best you can. It is the most strategically important turret in the game, so the longer yours stays up, the better chance your team has of taking the victory.

Okay hold on. I can practically hear you typing: "Ramian, this guide is terrible. Veigar's strength is TOTALLY in the late game. That's the only time you have enough damage to even be relevant." Imma take a moment to call BS there. If you are not strong in the mid-game as Veigar, then you haven't farmed well. Git good; you should aim for a solid 70 CS per ten minutes of game time, unless you're pro, then go for 100 per ten minutes. Until you have numbers like that, shut your mouth and follow the guide. (Unless you weren't furiously typing, then as you were.)


Items for the Mid-Game






Buy an Archangel's Staff as your first major item. It stacks mana twice as fast as a Tear of the Goddess (no matter what the MOBAFire tooltip tells you), and you'll want it to transform into a Seraph's Embrace as soon as possible. After that, get a Rabadon's Deathcap. Other mages tend to wait until after another item or two before they even consider a Deathcap to ensure they've stacked enough AP to make the passive worthwhile. But Veigar builds AP much faster than other mages, making Rabadon's Deathcap a Holy Grail for him. In terms of boots, I always buy Sorcerer's Shoes. The only other option that is particularly appealing for Veigar is Ionian Boots of Lucidity, but you are going to be doing less damage if you get those, so plan accordingly.

Once you finish you Rabadon's Deathcap and an Archangel's Staff, you have some item decisions to make. Both a Morellonomicon and a Void Staff will amplify your damage, but even if you get both you'll need to prioritize, so how do you do that? Well, if the enemy team is building lots of magic resistance to deal with you, if they are particularly tanky, consider a Void Staff to eat through more of their heavy MR. If, however, the enemy team is squishy like you, if they are comprised of carries who aren't building much MR, get a Morellonomicon. A Morellonomicon plus your boots gives you a total of 33 magic penetration, which eats through a larger percentage of a squishy's MR than 40% due to their lack of it. Similarly, both a Zhonya's Hourglass and a Banshee's Veil will protect you, so prioritize based on damage type. If there are lots of mages or crowd control on the enemy team, consider a Banshee's Veil, and if they are mostly AD and keep jumping on you in teamfights, a Zhonya's Hourglass is the way to go.
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Chapter 3: The Late Game.

The most important thing to remember about the late game is that while Veigar's damage scales infinitely, allowing you to deal obscene amounts of burst damage, his defenses continue to leave much to be desired. You absolutely need your team in order to succeed in the late game, as Veigar is insanely squishy, even with both a Banshee's Veil and a Zhonya's Hourglass. Even if your tanks aren't doing a very good job of peeling enemies off you, you are going to be more successful by sticking close to them than going off on your own. In other words, split pushing is off the table unless every member of the enemy team is dead. Veigar + team = win.

That being said, you really do scale well into the late game in terms of damage, and to more than just champions. You see, League of Legends has a cool mechanic which makes a champion's basic attacks deal bonus damage to turrets, scaling with your AP, if your AP is a certain percentage higher than your AD. As Veigar, you hit this threshold pretty early on, and the later the game goes on, the more damage you're going to be able to deal to turrets, which just feels good :D However, don't take this as a license to split push. Effective split pushing involves being able to duel an enemy opponent who comes to stop you, and dueling is not Veigar's forte. It is much more useful to group with your team in order to get bonus damage onto turrets rather than splitting off to do it.

Okay so I understand the hypocrisy in this video. My team isn't there. I know. But I'm showing it to you so you can see how much damage Veigar can do to turrets later in the game.



Speaking of grouping up with your team, I already mentioned this in my blurb about your E ability, Event Horizon, but it is your single most important and influential ability in teamfights, and good use of it can make or break these fights, as well as mark a good Veigar player from a... learner. In general, you want to wait to use it to trap as many people in its center or perimeter as possible. Stunning them is fantastic, but short of that, it is also worth trapping people inside for your team to follow up on. After placing your Event Horizon, choose carefully who you want to try to assassinate. Priority should be placed on champions with less total health and defenses who do lots of damage, but if they aren't available or close enough to you that you can stay safe to kill them, then wail away on their tanks instead. Just remember to wait to use your ult for when they are low on health!!

But let me reiterate. Your Event Horizon is your most powerful teamfight ability, not your ultimate. Veigar players love to talk about his infinite scaling, but it is hard to make use of that scaling if you can't hit anyone with your abilities. Therefore, remember: landing a good stun in the late game is of paramount importance. Don't just throw out Es willy nilly and think you're going to have a massive impact with follow-up damage. be purposeful with it.


But what if I suck and I'm woefully behind my lane opponent??
Okay, first of all, everyone has bad games, so don't feel bad, unless you find yourself in this situation all the time. Then feel bad. Also remember that it's okay to lose games. Literally no one on Earth has a 100% win rate. You're bound to lose, so don't feel bad about it.

That said, playing from behind on any champion is tough. On Veigar, it's basically a death sentence. Well... I say that. The point is, playing from behind on Veigar is particularly difficult. Your damage won't come online for MUCH longer because you're likely not going to buy a Rabadon's Deathcap until later than you normally would, and the items that you buy when behind ( Zhonya's Hourglass and Banshee's Veil) don't provide enough damage to keep you covered. This means that if you are playing from behind on Veigar, it is helpful to adopt a more supportive playstyle. Consider maxing your E second instead of your W, especially if the enemy has already purchased a significant amount of magic resistance. Veigar HATES IT when enemies build a lot of MR, so if you're behind AND facing a lot of it, it might be better to be more of a stun bot than a damage dealer.

Also, if you are behind, PLAY SAFE. This means not overextending in your lane, being wary of the enemy's damage and jungler presence, and buying the right items. Also being tilt-proof; keep a cool head, everything will be fine. Also don't be a dumbass. You don't have to be the one to make big-d*** plays. Let Jarvan IV or Leona do that. You stand behind them and do your best to follow up on their play. If you try to make a big play and then die you've done no one any favors. Besides, think about this: during the course of a match of League of Legends, there are two ways champions get stronger, items and champion levels. At level 18, you stop gaining power from levels; you're maxed out. The same thing happens to gold when you have all six of your major items. When everyone in the game reaches both the maximum level and full item builds, it is called Gold Parity, and once the game reaches it (i.e. everyone in the game is lvl 18 and has 6 full items), then you will have caught up with the enemy in terms of stats. If you find yourself falling behind, hold on until Gold Parity, because don't forget: Phenomenal Evil Power lets you keeping gaining stats even if you do have a full build, giving you more and more of an edge the longer the game goes on.


Items for the Late-Game
If you ever find yourself in a game against a particularly squishy team (i.e. something like Gangplank, Kha'Zix, Lux, Janna, and Sivir or something), then it might be worth picking up a Luden's Echo instead of more magic penetration as explained at the beginning of the guide. Thanks to Transcendence, the CDR doesn't go waste, and thanks to your Seraph's Embrace, the Luden's Echo's mana does double duty (The grand AP total a Luden's grants you with both Transcendence and a Seraph's Embrace is a whopping 135, more than a Deathcap before the passive). If the game goes on long enough for you to accumulate enough standing gold to sell your Sorcerer's Shoes and pick up a Spellbinder, feel free to do so. You gain 1 charge of it for every spell you or another person casts near you, up to 100 spell casts, but you don't have to wait for 100 charges to use it! Just pay attention to how many charges of it you have, and remember that the movement speed you gain from it is more important than the damage. That's the whole point of trading out your boots for it.

By the time you've finished (1) your Sorcerer's Shoes, (2) your Rabadon's Deathcap, (3) your Seraph's Embrace, (4) either a Zhonya's Hourglass or Banshee's Veil, (5) a Morellonomicon and/or a Void Staff, and (6) your Luden's Echo, you might think you won't need to worry about what items are in your inventory since its full. But as you're about to learn, that isn't true.


By the time you've finished all six of your major items, the game will transition to be less about gaining strength and more about how you use the strength you've built up. After all, gold is meaningless if you have nothing to buy with it. That's where an Elixir of Sorcery comes in. It gives you bonus stats for just 500 gold and you don't even need an open item slot to purchase one. It just gets consumed as soon as you buy it, which is super convenient :D So don't forget about Elixirs when you run out of room for items.

Secondly, just because you're done building items doesn't mean the vision game is any less important; in fact it means the vision game becomes even more important. In some games, holding on to your Warding Totem might be fine and cater to your warding needs perfectly fine in conjunction with the rest of your team's vision. However, what if you are super far ahead and have more or less constant vision of your opponents anyway? In this case, your vision game becomes more about denying vision from the enemy rather than establishing it for yourself, so it would behoove you to pick up an Oracle Alteration. Similarly, if the game as become about objective control ( Baron Nashor , Dragon, or Turrets), it might be worth investing in a Farsight Alteration to sniff out the enemy whenever you don't know for sure where they are. A quick drop of your Farsight ward into the Baron Nashor or Dragon pit could be invaluable information. A Farsight Alteration is also great for playing a predatory, assassin-like playstyle, when you need to scout the surrounding area to confirm it is safe before an assassination attempt.
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Veigar Fun Facts! (And Other Unrelated Goodies)

Veigar hates short jokes.


History lesson!! Before Veigar's rework (in season 5 I think?) Primordial Burst's damage used to scale with the opponent's ability power, rather than their missing health. That meant Veigar was a fairly heavy counter to other champions who built lots of AP... You see where this is going? Before his rework, two Veigars facing off against each other would eventually get to a point where they would literally be able to press R on each other at the same time and one-shot each other. One time I even had someone who challenged me to see how many times we could mutually eliminate each other from fights, just for s**** and giggles lmao :D Good times...


There is a fan theory (that I do buy in to) that Veigar is a caster minion who gained consciousness and finally understood his true power. He saw his kind being slaughtered indiscriminately, and that day vowed to bring as much destruction to whoever sets foot on Summoner's Rift as they do to his people. I mean, that's a backstory that would make me evil, that's for sure.


The best Veigar skin is Veigar Greybeard , and if you say otherwise, you're wrong. The more you know!


Another history lesson!! Before Veigar's rework, his Event Horizon had no delay before coming into effect. It just appeared there instantly when you pressed E. You didn't need to aim nearly as much as now, seeing as you just press E in the right place and you guarantee a stun. Obviously this was busted as hell. All Veigar had to do was press E right next to you, and at that point it was basically guaranteed that you would die 1.2 seconds later. As sad as I was to see Riot put a 0.5 second delay on it, it was probably healthy for the game overall.


History lesson Ep. 3: The Deathfire Grasp!! Ahh, the memories... This used to be an item that you could purchase in League of Legends, at least until late in 2014. I want you to mouse over that icon and see if you can spot what made it overpowered as Jesus, I'll wait...

That's right, it amplified all magic damage an enemy took for 4 seconds after using it, which is (a) plenty of time to fire off Veigar's full combo, and (b) consequently waaaay too strong. But the problem with Deathfire Grasp wasn't even that it made specifically Veigar overpowered; it made every mage overpowered, especially Veigar. This was back when Veigar's ultimate's damage scaled off the enemy's AP rather than their missing health, so the math would be a little different, but if all the numbers were the same and Deathfire Grasp still existed, Veigar's full combo would be capable of a whopping 5,110.56 magic damage, plus 15% of the enemy's maximum health. Riot got rid of it because it made every mage a burst mage and adjusted certain champions' kits around other qualities instead (they made Ahri more mobile, for example.). But that's okay, because Riot gave us Luden's Echo to compensate, and they buffed Rabadon's Deathcap's passive (It used to be 30% bonus AP) ;D


This is Veigar's original splash art:



This video contains a pretty big misplay by me. Really it's a highlight video for the Lee Sin. My first mistake was assuming I could kill Akali with just one Q R combo, which was cocky of me. But then I stuck around far too long. Luckily... Well just watch it :D


GG, Lee Sin, GG sir
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Special Thanks

First and foremost, thank YOU, dear reader, for there is literally no point in writing a MOBAFire guide if no one reads it, which you have, over 300k times! Thank you! I hope you enjoy Veigar as much as I do, and good luck commanding him on the Fields of Justice!!

Secondly, this is my first of hopefully many Mobafire guides. That means that when I set out, I had no idea how anything about Mobafire's coding system works. Jhoijhoi, a Mobafire member, created an awesome "How to Make a Guide Guide" which was the only way this guide ever even came to be, so thank you first to jhoijhoi :D and secondly to every other Mobafire member who contributed to that guide. I got a lot of great ideas from them.

Lastly, I'd like to thank the employees at the coffee shop I do all my work at. I've spent countless hours there working on this as well as several other writing projects; I go there so often several of the baristas give me free refills if I end up staying all day (like I sometimes do).