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Creator: TheOtherWiggan March 15, 2012 1:19pm
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What is it? How do I use it? Why do I need it?

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It allows you to cast your skills without clicking, saving you a lot of time and reducing the possibility of misclicking or making a mistake.

Almost every pro player uses it. I've been using it for months now and I'd have a hard time playing without it. It's more useful on some champions than others and some skills are better without it. Good examples are Ryze or LeBlanc who pretty much require smartcast to play well.

If you want to use it you have to hold a button by default, but you can bind smartcast + skill to any key you want in the key bindings menu. EG I have smartcast Q skill on Q, smartcast W on W etc.

If you've ever played Karthus, his Lay Waste ability is smartcast by default. Most of Riven's abilities are automatically smartcast too.
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So, it's like Casseiopeias noxious blast?
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Yes.

Or Karthus's Lay Waste

The ability will go off when you press the key down, and it will be targeted where you mouse is.
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Smart-casting improves my gameplay a lot.

It makes it easier to make split-second reactions.
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Ya I forgot about Cass.
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Smartcasting works fantastic on combo nukers like Ryze that need to spam their spells or unload a combo very quickly. It makes a lot of your skills just a little bit more responsive, and can make a big difference when you get used to it.

There are some skills that shouldn't be smartcast. Event Horizon and Finales Funkeln are both abilities that you should pretty much always manually cast. If you need to see the range or placement of an ability before you cast it, don't smartcast the ability.

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Another example of something that is automatically smart cast is the summoner's spell Flash. If you play Ezreal you pretty much have to have it.

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Smartcasting will improve your bursts on champions like Ryze and LeBlanc. If you learn to master smartcast, you should be playing better.

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So, is t possible to have say…, Q,W,E Smartcasted and R not? (haven't had a chance to get on and check yet)
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