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Creator: Searz April 27, 2011 10:21am
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It seems a lot of people like how I format my guides. So I thought I'd share how to code my layout and some overall tips for guide content.

Here's how my format looks in action.

Having a part in your guide that basically does the same thing as the ability tooltip is imo very useless. That's why I mention that in the introduction. All tips regarding how to play belong in the "Tips and tricks" section of the guide. Just change it if you don't like it.

All text in green are comments, not stuff you should include in the guide itself.

All underlines with headings (big text) below symbolize the start of a new "chapter". The kind of chapters you can insert, remove and so on.. in your guide.





Introduction


Thanks to [url=http://www.mobafire.com/profile/searz-2439]Searz[/url] for the awesome guide format! You can find it [url=http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/forum/build-and-guide-discussion/searzs-informative-and-awesome-looking-guide-template-4336]here[/url].

Mouse-over any items or abilities to see their tooltip.

Pretty self explanatory. Just write whatever you like here to introduce the guide to the readers.

[h2][url=http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/forum/help/lol-terminology-609?page=1]Legend[/url][/h2]
(for any abbreviations you don't understand)

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Masteries


[masteries]


Insert other mastery paths with: [masteries=http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/mastery-tree-planner]
Replace the link with the one you get by clicking copy when you've inserted all your masteries.

Explain why those paths are good and how they compare to each other.
Also comment on the usefulness of specific masteries and which ones you can switch around.


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Runes


[center][h1]Main rune set[/h1]
[columns][color=red][icon=Greater Mark of size=40] [b]Greater Mark of [/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[color=yellow][icon=Greater Seal of size=40] [b]Greater Seal of [/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[nextcol][color=black]_____[/color]

[nextcol][color=blue][icon=Greater Glyph of size=40] [b]Greater Glyph of [/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[color=orange][b][icon=Greater Quintessence of size=46] Greater Quintessence of [/b][/color]
Explanation here.[/columns]

[h1]Other runes worth considering[/h1]
Here's where you explain other runes that are good in some cases.
Make sure you use the correct rune name, color and size. Normal runes are 40 in size while Quintessences are 46 (or just use a size you like).

[center][columns][color=red][icon=Greater Mark of size=40] [b]Greater Mark of [/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[color=yellow][icon=Greater Seal of size=40] [b]Greater Seal of [/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[nextcol][color=black]_____[/color]

[nextcol][color=blue][icon=Greater Glyph of size=40] [b]Greater Glyph of [/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[color=orange][b][icon=Greater Quintessence of size=46] Greater Quintessence of [/b][/color]
Explanation here.[/columns][/center]

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Summoner spells


[center][columns][icon=SPELL NAME size=64]
[color=SPELL COLOR][b]SPELL NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=SPELL NAME size=64]
[color=SPELL COLOR][b]SPELL NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[nextcol][color=black]_____[/color]

[nextcol]SPELL NAME[icon= size=64]
[color=SPELL COLOR][b]SPELL NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=SPELL NAME size=64]
[color=SPELL COLOR][b]SPELL NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.[/columns][/center]

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Skilling sequence


[abilities]
Insert other ability paths with: [abilities=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX champion=""]
Replace the X:es with the corresponding letter for that ability and write the champion name between the "".

Explain why it's good. Mention if they might wanna go with a dynamic sequence and some situations where a certain way is better than others.


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Your kit (abilities) and how to use it


[center][icon=ABILITY NAME size=46][icon=ABILITY NAME size=64][icon=ABILITY NAME size=64][icon=ABILITY NAME size=64][icon=ABILITY NAME size=64]



[center][icon=ABILITY NAME size=46][h2][color=ABILITY COLOR]ABILITY NAME[/color][/h2][/center]
Explain the ability here. Don't mention things that are in the tooltip already.


[center][color=green]Tips and tricks:[/color][/center]
[list]
[*] Tip/trick here.


[*] Tip/trick here.
[/list]



[center][icon=ABILITY NAME size=64][h2][color=ABILITY COLOR]ABILITY NAME[/color][/h2][/center]
Explain the ability here. Don't mention things that are in the tooltip already.


[center][color=green]Tips and tricks:[/color][/center]
[list]
[*] Tip/trick here.


[*] Tip/trick here.
[/list]



[center][icon=ABILITY NAME size=64][h2][color=ABILITY COLOR]ABILITY NAME[/color][/h2][/center]
Explain the ability here. Don't mention things that are in the tooltip already.


[center][color=green]Tips and tricks:[/color][/center]
[list]
[*] Tip/trick here.


[*] Tip/trick here.
[/list]



[center][icon=ABILITY NAME size=64][h2][color=ABILITY COLOR]ABILITY NAME[/color][/h2][/center]
Explain the ability here. Don't mention things that are in the tooltip already.


[center][color=green]Tips and tricks:[/color][/center]
[list]
[*] Tip/trick here.


[*] Tip/trick here.
[/list]



[center][icon=ABILITY NAME size=64][h2][color=ABILITY COLOR]ABILITY NAME[/color][/h2][/center]
Explain the ability here. Don't mention things that are in the tooltip already.


[center][color=green]Tips and tricks:[/color][/center]
[list]
[*] Tip/trick here.


[*] Tip/trick here.
[/list]

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Possible builds



[center][h1]Build 1[/h1][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
Recommended build 1 sequence:
[items]


[h1]Build 2[/h1][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
Recommended build 2 sequence:
[items=http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/item-purchase-planner][/center]

Insert your preferred builds and buying orders. Only post one if you're unsure. Having several builds with only a single item in difference isn't to be preferred.

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Starting items


[center][columns][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[nextcol][color=black]_____[/color]

[nextcol][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.[/columns][/center]

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Core items


Explain why these items are a necessity in almost every match you play.
[center][columns][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[nextcol][color=black]_____[/color]

[nextcol][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.[/columns][/center]

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Preferred items


Here's where you list the items that usually work best. The items you use most of the time.
[center][columns][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[nextcol][color=black]_____[/color]

[nextcol][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.[/columns][/center]

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Other viable items


Here's where you list items you usually don't take, but are good in certain situations.
[center][columns][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[nextcol][color=black]_____[/color]

[nextcol][icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.

[icon=ITEM NAME size=64]
[color=ITEM COLOR][b]ITEM NAME[/b][/color]
Explanation here.[/columns][/center]

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Laning phase


Explain how you should play during the laning phase and possibly add some champions your champion has trouble facing, why and how to counter them(if possible).

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Teamfights


Explain your role and how you should execute it.

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Closing statements


A thanks for reading the guide or something like that, pretty self-explanatory :P





On all items and abilities mentioned in my guide I use [color=ITEM COLOR][ITEM NAME][/color].
Here's a list of colors.

Feel free to add and remove whatever you want, but keep in mind that most of these categories are needed to make a good guide.

Anything missing? Discuss below.

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Pretty great, I may just use it on my next guide, whenever I actually make one that is.

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I'm so gonna use this +1
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All I needed was that [nextcolumn] bit. It's the only thing I don't know how to use, but wanted to. e.e

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Great job, sweet template my man. +rep
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Awesome job, that column thing is pretty cool ^_^

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Why did you change the chapter order? In your guide Summoner Spells is after Skill Sequence and in your template it's before Skill Sequence. Just being curious.
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That's a mistake, I'm currently correcting my guide. I wanted all of the "out of game" stuff to be at the top of the guide.
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I always felt it should go:

Summoners

Runes

Masteries (runes can go after masteries, doesn't matter)

Skills

Items

etc etc etc

So that people know what they need during champion select.
Seems more consistent with the game, which helps the guide be more user-friendly imo.
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Runes and masteries can be set before champion select. Summoners' can't be. Staying with the current way :P
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