League of Legends Champion List – Every Champion in Game
League of Legends Champions List
League of Legends is a huge game with hundreds of different individual champions. With so many LoL champions to play, it can be hard to know what each one is capable of and the story behind them. In this League of Legends champions list we’ve got background information on every champion including when they were released. With over 130 champions available this champions list is very long but goes into a lot of depth. We hope you enjoy it and find it useful!
Aatrox – Released 13th June 2013
Aatrox was partially inspired by both Balrog and Sauron from The Lord of the Rings franchise and resembles a humanoid demon. Aatrox is primarily found in the top lane as he is a great fighter but can also be found roaming around the jungle. Aatrox has a unique passive ability in which his passive stops him from dying if it’s not on cooldown. Upon taking fatal damage Aatrox heals himself over the next 3 seconds depending how much health he’s collected. Aatrox’s attacks are melee based but some of his abilities like Blade of Torment are actually ranged. If you want a strong champion to play in the top lane then Aatrox is always a good choice, not only does he have great survivability but also unleashes crazy amounts of damage.
Ahri – Released 14th December 2011
Ahri is inspired by the 9 tailed fox from Chinese mythology and resembles a humanoid with 9 tails. Ahri can be found in the mid lane as she is a great mage and assassin which is perfect for 1 v 1 situations. Ahri has a unique ultimate ability that allows her to dash around the battleground dodging skill shots and inflicting damage at the same time. All of Ahri’s skills are ranged just like you’d expect from a mage. Overall Ahri is a strong champion if you’re planning to play her in the mid lane. Thanks to her high damage she makes a perfect assassin and works best in team fights and 1 v 1 scenarios.
Akali – Released 11th May 2010
Although Akali isn’t actually inspired by a mythical creature, in Japanese culture the name is read as “Akari” which means “light, bright and cheerful”. Akali can usually be found in the mid and top lane as she does well against single opponents. Although her auto attacks are melee, a lot of her spells are actually ranged including her ultimate ability which gives her lots of mobility. Akali is a high mobility assassin that specialises in duelling opponents. Thanks to her Twilight Shroud ability Akali can become invisible for up to 8 seconds which increases her survivability in battle. If you want a high damage dealing champion then Akali is great for fighting people in the mid or top lane.
Alistar – Released 21st February 2009
Alistar is based on the minotaur from Greek mythology. His primary role is support and can often be found in the bottom lane headbutting enemies. One of Alistar’s most unique abilities is his famous headbutt. This spell causes Alistair to charge at the enemy and knock them back. This is great for escaping as well as forcing enemies into your tower. All of Alistar’s attacks are melee based so keep that in mind before you pick him. Due to Alistar’s CC abilities he is considered a strong support and can easily interrupt enemy’s spells such as Katarina’s ultimate Death Lotus. This makes him very useful in team fights and for supporting ADCs.
Amumu – Released 26th June 2009
Amumu is based on Egyptian Mummy and his name is a pun on “a mummy”. Amumu is best played in the Jungle but can also be played as a tank in the top lane. One of his unique abilities is Bandage Toss where he throws his bandage at an enemy and pulls himself to the nearest enemy. This is a great gap closer and allows him to engage in team fights using his Bandage Toss, Curse of the Sad Mummy skill combo. Most of Amumu’s abilities are melee and require him to be right next to the enemy. Luckily his Bandage Toss allows him to dive into team fights. If you want to play a tanky sad mummy that surprising does a lot of damage for a tank then Amumu is a great choice.
Anivia – Released 10th July 2009
Anivia is the first female non-humanoid champion, the second being Rek’Sai. She is also currently 1 of 5 champions that have a difficulty rating of 10. This means she isn’t the best choice for new players. You can normally find Anivia in the mid lane as she her primary role is a mage. Anivia has several unique abilities in her skillset, the first being her passive ability Rebirth. This passive, similar to Aatrox’s turns Anivia into an egg and after a certain amount of time is the egg is not destroyed she will be reborn. Her other unique ability is that she can create an impassable wall of ice that melts after a few seconds. This can stop players from escaping or stop them from advancing. All of her attacks and spells are ranged just like you’d expect from a mid-lane mage. Thanks to her unique skillset of skills she makes a great addition to any team.
Annie – Released 21st February 2009
Annie is 1 of the first 6 champions to ever be designed. She is also the only champion to have 11 skins released. Annie is normally found in the mid lane and thanks to her large range makes a tough opponent to play against. One of Annie’s special abilities is her ultimate Tibbers. The spell summons a large flaming teddy bear than can be controlled by Annie. Tibbers also has an AOE effect that burns all enemies within a certain radius. All of Annie’s spells are ranged so you’ll have no problem harassing enemies from across the other side of the river. The fact that Annie has one of the largest auto attack ranges in the game and Tibbers to harass your enemies she makes a solid choice in any game.
Ashe – Released 21st February 2009
Originally based on a champion from DotA 2, Ashe is a female humanoid that uses a bow and arrow as her weapon of choice. Ashe is normally found in the bottom lane as she is an excellent marksman and ADC. Her unique ability is her ultimate spell Enchanted Crystal Arrow. This spell fires a large missile of ice in the target direction, the arrow shatters upon hitting an enemy champion and deals damage as well as stunning enemy units. All of Ashe’s spells and abilities are ranged which make her a strong marksman as she can easily harass enemies without having to risk being attacked back.
Aurelion Sol – Released 24th March 2016
Aurelion Sol is a very unique champion and is currently the only Dragon themed champion in game. A lot of his animations and visuals were inspired by celestial objects and atoms which make his appearance even more unique. Usually found in the mid lane, Aurelion Sols primary role is a mage meaning he is best in 1 v 1 situations. One of Aurelion Sols unique abilities is his passive skill Center of the Universe. This spell has 3 stars continually orbit him as he moves around. Using his other spells, he can manipulate these stars to cause damage to enemies and increase their radius. Due to this AOE damage affect Aurelion Sol can perform well in team fights as he can passively deal damage while auto attacking and using other spells. If you want to play a very unique champion that is one of his kind then Aurelion Sol is a good choice.
Azir – Released 16th September 2014
Based on the Egyptian gods Ra and Horus Azir resembles a humanoid with a falcon like face. Normally found in the mid lane Azir is a master of control and uses his abilities to damage his enemies without ever having to get close to them. One of Azir’s unique skills is his ability to raise a temporary tower on destroyed turrets. This tower will act like a normal turret and attack any enemy units it sees. Most of Azir’s abilities are ranged and involved manipulating sand creates in order to deal damage. If you want your enemies to keep your distance and provide you team with great support them Azir is definitely a good choice. Not only can he repair broken towers but he can also send invulnerable sand warriors to deal damage to enemies.
Bard – Released 12th March 2015
The first champion to be released in 2015, Bard is primarily a support champion and can be found in the bottom lane leaving health shrines everywhere. One of Bards unique abilities is his ultimate Tempered Fate. This spell, when used sends magical energy to a target location turning all units and structures in the area to golden statues. Normally epics monsters and turrets are immune from crowd control effects but Bard’s ultimate breaks all these rules. If you want a champion that constantly makes funny noises but at the same time gives out free health shrines, then Bard is the champion for you.
Blitzcrank – Released 2nd September 2009
Beep boop, I am a robot! Based on the Bicentennial Man, Blitzcrank is a support champion that can be often found in the bottom lane grabbing enemy opponents. A unique ability of Blitzcrank is his famous (and annoying) Rocket Grab. This ability fires Blitzcrank’s hand and grabs the nearest enemy, pulling them back to him. This is great if Blitzcrank is on your team as most of the time it’s a free kill. When he’s not grabbing enemies, Blitzcrank is a really powerful tank and thanks to his passive ability can withstand a lot of damage from enemies. Although his auto attacks are melee based and many of his abilities are as well, his Rocket Grab is his only ranged ability.
Brand – Released 12th April 2011
Brand is the second fire themed champion after Annie and stands for “blaze/fire” in 4 different languages. Brand can usually be found in the mid lane throwing fireballs at his enemies. One of his unique abilities is his ultimate Pyroclasm. When used, it launched a huge fireball at the target enemy that bounces between other enemies in the area. If you see this coming then get out of the way! Just like any other mage, all of his spells are ranged so luckily you won’t be burnt to death from touching him. If you want to do some serious damage while running around and throwing fireballs then Brand is the champion for you.
Braum – Released 12th May 2014
If you can appreciate a good moustache then you’ll love Braum. Usually found in the bottom lane comparing his moustache to other champions, Braum is a great support champion. The unique ability of Braum is his massive ice shield that he carries around with him everywhere. When using his Unbreakable ability, Braum holds up his gigantic shield and blocks all incoming damage for up to 4 seconds. He can also use his shield to produce a massive shockwave and knock up any enemies in the way. Most of Braum’s attacks are melee but some of his abilities allow him to harass enemies without getting too close. If you want to play an aggressive bottom lane with your ADC then Braum is a good pick to crowd control any unsuspecting enemies.
Caitlyn – Released 4th January 2011
The first champion released in 2011, Caitlyn currently has the longest auto attack range in the game at 650 yards. Primarily played as an ADC in the bottom lane, Caitlyn can harass pretty much everyone without getting too close. A unique ability of Caitlyn is her Yordle Snap Trap. These traps when stood on root you in place and allow Caitlyn to deal extra damage to you. If you’re playing against Caitlyn in lane then avoid these traps like the plague. If you like shooting people from the other side of the map and playing aggressive then Caitlyn is the perfect champion for you.
Camille – Released 7th December 2016
The last champion to be released in 2016, Camille is a unique champion that has plenty of mobile abilities and can fling around summoner rift with ease. Her ultimate, Hextech Ultimatum, allows Camille to lock an enemy in a hexagonal zone for 4 seconds which cannot be exited. The target can move freely inside the zone, but cannot escape it through any means including flash. While in the zone, Camille’s abilities deal bonus magic damage until the duration ends. If Camille leaves the zone at any time she will cancel the Hextech effects. If you need a high mobility champion that can propel herself around summoner’s rift and catch up with enemies then Camille.
Cassiopeia – Released 14th December 2010
Cassiopeia was the last champion released in 2010 and shares the same name as the eponymous queen from Greek Mythology. Usually found in the midlane spewing venom at anything that moves, Cassiopea is a long range mage champion that has no trouble harassing enemies. All of Cassiopeia’s spells are ranged and she can move surprisingly fast around the battlefield, (she is a snake after all!). One of her unique abilities is her ultimate, Petrifying Gaze. This ultimate ability stuns all targets in front of her that are facing her way and slows down everyone else. If you’re in a team fight, then this is the spell you want to dodge. If not playing in the midlane then Cassiopeia also makes a good support champion.
Cho’Gath – Released 26th June 2009
Fee-fi-fo-fum here comes Cho’Gath and he’s ready to eat anyone in his path. Based on a similar creature called Ku’Gath from Warhammer 40,000 Cho’Gath is a Voidborn demon from another world. Usually found in the top or mid lane, Cho’Gath is an excellent tank that deals out magic damage. Although his auto attacks are melee he does have a lot of ranged abilities including Rupture, Feral Scream and Vorpal Spikes. One of his unique abilities is ultimate Feast. If Feast kills a target then Cho’Gath will instantly gain up to 180 bonus health. These can be stacked up to 6 times with his size increasing for every stack. This makes Cho’Gath the ultimate tank and will regularly have over 4000+ HP in game. If you want to play as a big bad demon monster that eats little champions, then Cho’Gath is for you.
Corki – Released 19th September 2009
Inspired by the Dwarven flying machine from Warcraft 3, Corki is a machine gunning, missile launching ADC who can be found in the bottom lane. Corki was the first champion in League of Legends to have 2 Legendary skins as well as the only one to have 3. One of Corki’s special abilities is the Package. After 8 minutes into the game a large package is delivered to the fountain on both corners. After picking up this package Corki gains the ability Special Delivery which allows him to dash to a location knocking aside all enemies in the way. The skill is similar to Valkyrie just its super charged! All of Corki’s auto attacks and abilities are ranged apart from Gatling Gun that requires Corki to be a lot closer to targets. If you want an ADC to fly you to Diamond then Corki is the champ for you.
Darius – Released 23rd May 2012
Darius comes from the word “dariush” which is old Persian for kingly. The character was most likely inspired by the great Persian king Darius I. Often found in the top lane with his trusty axe, Darius loves to swing it around and cause as much damage as possible. All of Darius’s spells are melee apart from Apprehend which he uses to catch enemies who try to run away. One of his most unique abilities is his ultimate, Noxian Guillotine. This ability, also known as the famous dunk, is when Darius jumps up and slices an enemy with his axe. If the enemy is killed then all nearby minions and monsters fee in terror for 3 seconds. If you like to get physical in a game and be the heart of the fight then picking Darius should be an easy option.
League of Legends Champions – D to F
Diana – Released 7th August 2012
Based on the Roman goddessDiana of the hunt, moon and nature, Diana is a skilled ability powered fighter who can be found in various roles. If she’s not in the mid lane then you can find her in the top lane or jungle. With such a high damage output and great mobility, Diana can fit almost every role. One of Diana’s unique skills is her ability to dash to any enemy target within an 825 yard range. This Lunar Rush ability makes Diana a highly mobile fighter who can surprise any enemy champion she happens to come across. With her ability powered spells she makes a great addition to any team who relies too much on attack damage. Although Diana is a melee auto attack champion, he has a lot of ranged spells that can be used as gap closers. If all of your team is AD and you need an AP fighter then Diana is an excellent choice.
Dr. Mundo – Released 2nd September 2009
Released in 2009, Dr. Mundo is based on the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Dr. Mundo is currently 1 of 5 champions that use their own health as a resource for abilities. His ultimate ability, Sadism costs 20% of his current HP yet restores a greater percentage of his health over 12 seconds. Usually found in the top lane, Dr. Mundo is a durable fighter who doesn’t mind soaking up some damage from enemies. His passive ability Adrenaline Rush, allows him to passively restore his own HP whilst in combat. This makes him even harder to kill and can be a real annoying if up against him in game. Although Mundo’s auto attacks are melee, most of his abilities are ranged which allow him to damage an opponent without getting too close. If you need a beefy tank on your team then Mundo can help cause some havoc.
Draven – Released 6th June 2012
Draven is Old English for “hunter” and was inspired by the physique and personality of WWE Wrestlers. Found in the bottom lane throwing and catching his axes, Draven specialises in dealing out the damage to enemies. One of Draven’s unique skills is his ability to catch his spinning axes. Every time he catches one he gains a stack of Adoration from his passive which stacks up until he kills a champion. Upon killing a champion Draven converts all those stacks into gold which gives him extra money to spend in the store. If you want to play a crazed maniac who loves throwing axes at everything that moves then you should definitely give Draven a try. After all, many people actually refer to the game as “League of Draven”.
Ekko – Released 28th May 2015
Ekko comes from the English word “echo” which is Ancient Greek for sound. The production for Ekko started after the release of Kalista and took 8 months in total from start to finish. With his trusty baseball bat Ekko can be found in the mid or top lane as he specialises in duelling with enemy opponents. Known for his time travelling tricks, Ekko has many unique abilities that allow him to control time. His ultimate, Chronobreak allows him to jump back in time to a previous location based on his time-delayed hologram. This skill is perfect for escaping just when he’s about to die making him even more slippery than Fizz to catch! If you like to have fun and tease your enemies before killing them then Ekko is perfect for taking your opponents on a ride.
Elise – Released 26th October 2012
Based on a cancelled champion Priscilla, Elise was born after players requested the spider champion to be released. Although Elise is not exactly the same as the champion they had planned before they still share the same spider concept. Normally found in the Jungle, Elise has a unique set of skills and abilities that set her apart from almost every other champion. Her most unique feature is her ability to change from Spider Form to Human Form by using one of her skills. In each form a whole new range of new spells and abilities open up from launching a cocoon to summoning an army of spiders, Elise has a diverse set of skills. In human form Elise is primarily ranged and can auto attack from a distance. In spider form Elise mainly relies on melee based attacks. If you’re scared of spiders then we’d probably suggest avoiding this champion at all costs.
Evelynn – Released 1st May 2009
Evelynn is a blue humanoid that is often found in the Jungle, although most of the time she is actually invisible and cannot be seen. Striking a similar appearance to Mystique from X-Men, Evelynn is a deadly assassin that lurks around in the shadows waiting to pounce on her pray. Most of her abilities are melee apart from her Hate Spike which is useful for harassing enemies from a distance. Thanks to Evelynn’s passive Shadow Walk, after being out of combat for a few seconds she becomes invisible and regenerates mana. When walking near an enemy champion an exclamation mark above their head appears to show that she has been spotted. Her passive invisibility allows her to roam around mostly without going noticed which can be a really big advantage.
Ezreal – Released 16th March 2010
Named after an employee of Riot Games, Ezreal was the first champion costing 6,300 IP that was released after the game’s launch. Found in the bottom lane or mid lane, Ezreal is a skilled marksman that combines attack damage and ability power to great effect. One of Ezreal’s unique abilities is his ultimate Trueshot Barrage. With this ability Ezreal fires an energy projective in the target direction, dealing magic damage to all enemies it passes through. This spell is most useful in team fights when everyone is crowded together as it makes them easier to hit. Like all ADC’s Ezreal is ranged as well as his abilities. Another great feature of Ezreal is his high level of mobility thanks to his Arcane Shift ability. This allows him to easily dodge skill shots and catch to to escaping enemies. If you want to play a highly mobile ADC then Ezreal is definitely worth a shot.
Fiddlesticks – Released 21st February 2009
Fiddlesticks, also known as the Harbinger of Doom is a champion that resembles that of a scarecrow. Even though he is said to use a scythe he actually uses a sickle instead. Found in a variety of roles, Fiddlesticks can make a convincing jungle, support or mid laner. A unique ability of Fiddlesticks is his ultimate Crowstorm. After channeling for 1.5 seconds, Fiddlesticks blinks to a target location with a murderous flock of crows flying around him. For 5 seconds he deals magic damage every second to nearby enemies. When combined with Zhonya’s Hourglass that makes him invincible for 2.5 seconds it’s a deadly combination that is hard to escape. If you want to deal a lot of damage to your enemies as well as fearing them and draining their life then Fiddlesticks is a good choice.
Fiora – Released 29th February 2012
“En garde!” is what you’ll probably hear Fiora saying as she cuts her opponents to shreds. Based on a famous swordswoman and opera singer from the 16th century, Fiora specialises in Fencing. Often found in the top lane dueling her opponent, Fiora is an excellent fighter that can deal a lot of damage whilst taking a beating. Most of Fiora’s abilities are melee but she does have a few that are ranged such as her Riposte ability. One of Fiora’s best abilities is her Lunge which allows her to dodge skill shots and close the gap between any enemy champions. This allows her to get within melee range so she can unleash her excellent sword skills. If you need a good champion to duel someone in the top lane then Fiora is the perfect match.
Fizz – Released 15th November 2011
Fizz is a small blue slippery fish that is almost impossible to catch. Thanks to his small physique and range of escape skills, not only can he deal a lot of damage but also avoid plenty of skill shots. Primarily found in the mid lane, Fizz is a skilled assassin that has no trouble getting up close and personal with his opponents. One of most unique (and annoying) abilities is his Playful / Trickster. This ability allows Fizz to hop on his trident becoming untargetable for a short while and land in the target location. If the same spell is recast while he is in the air he will do another flip and land in a new target location. This makes it very easy to dodge skill shots and other abilities in general. If you want to annoy your opponents by dodging all of their skill shots and escaping then Fizz is a great champion to play.
League of Legends Champions – G to I
Galio – Released 10th August 2010
Galio is a special champion that can usually be found in the top or middle lane. Galio resembles a Gargoyle and uses his wings to send gusts of air to his enemies. One of his most unique abilities is his ultimate Idol of Durand. This spell turns Galio into a statue for 2 seconds while taunted nearby champions to attack him and halving all incoming damage. When the channeling end Galio burst out of his status form and deals magic damage to enemies. This is great in team fights as it disables everyone in the area and lets your team mates deal all the damage. If you’re looking for a strong team player that has amazing crowd control then Galio is a great addition to your team.
Gangplank – Released 19th August 2009
Gangplank is one of the most popular pirates in League of Legends and he gets whatever he wants. Often found in the top lane causing havoc, Gangplank is a strong fighter with great survivability in lane. Although most of Gangplanks skills are melee based he does have a few ranged abilities which can be used in conjunction with each other. His Powder Kegs can be placed within a 1000 yard range of him and daisy chained to cause a continuous explosion. The kegs can be ignited by an auto attack or the use of his Parrrley ability. His ultimate Cannon Barrage, can also be used globally to send down a barrage of cannon balls from his off-shore ship. If yerrr looking for a strong fighter with great surrrrvivability then Gangplank is the champion for you.
Garen – Released 27th April 2010
Garen, also known as the might of Demacia and the “Spin to win king” is a powerful fighter champion found in the top lane. One of Garen’s most unique skills is his ultimate ability Demacian Justice. This ability has both a passive and active which can be used on enemy champions. The passive effect marks the enemy with the most kills in 5 minutes as the Villain. This passive increases damage against the Villain by 1% of their maximum health. If the ultimate is activated on an enemy then it will deal a fixed amount of magic damage as well as extra damage based on their missing health. If you need a strong fighter champion with high DPS burst then Garen is a superb choice, give him a try, we Garen-tee you’ll love him.
Gnar – Released 14th August 2014
Based on several fictional transforming monsters Gnar is a small cute animal that has a scary monstrous side. Usually found in the top lane Gnar can soak up lots of damage before turning into a huge monster with increased abilities. While in Mini Gnar form Gnar generates fury that builds up after dealing or receiving damage. Once he reaches 100 fury he evolves into Mega Gnar and is granted a new set of abilities such as Boulder Toss, Wallop and Crunch. To deal the most damage with Gnar you need to time the transformations perfectly as his damage is greatly increased in the mega form. If you want to play a cute but deadly champion then Gnar definitely ticks the boxes. Although he might look cute and cuddly, wait until he’s got enough rage and he’ll quickly change his mind.
Gragas – Released 2nd February 2010
Gragas is a beer loving guy who’s just out to have a fun time… and kill some enemies! Usually found in the mid or top lane, Gragas is a durable mage that isn’t afraid to get up close and personal. Based on “The Miller” from The Canterbury Tales, Gragas carries his trusty keg with him everywhere he goes. One of Gragas’s unique abilities is his passive, Happy Hour. Since Gragas is a fighter mage that requires getting in melee range for him to deal damage, you would suspect he can heal. Happy Hour heals Gragas for 4% of his maximum health every time he uses an ability. This passive greatly increases his in lane survivability. If you want to play a fun, but crazy drunk that likes hitting people with his keg of beer then Gragas is your man.
Graves – Released 19th October 2011
Based on a fan request from the League of Legends forums, Graves was born after players requested a “manly” ranged carry. With no question of a doubt Graves is the manliest ADC there is! Often found in the bottom lane with his smoking shotgun, Graves loves shooting everything he sees. The unique thing about Graves is his shotgun and how it works. Like other ADC’s he is required to reload his shotgun after every 2 shots. This means he is a lot slower than other ADCs at auto attacking but deals bonus damage to enemies. His attacks also fire in a cone shape, meaning he can hit multiple enemies with 1 shot. This is great in team fights for dealing out the damage! If you want unique ADC that is great in team fights for dealing damage then Graves is a solid choice.
Hecarim – Released 18th April 2012
Inspired by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Hecarim is a half man half horse champion that specialises in stampeding enemies and cleaving everyone that gets too close. Usually found in the jungle or top lane, Hecarim is an excellent fighter and has no problem catching up with enemies. His unique ability is his passive Warpath. This passive gives Hecarim extra attack damage equal to his bonus movement speed. This means stacking speed will automatically scale up his damage. Combine this with his other movement speed abilities and you have one fast damage machine. If you want to clear the jungle in record time and love running around the map at high speeds, then Hecarim is the champion for you.
Heimerdinger – Released 10th October 2009
All hail the donger king! Based on the famous physicists J. Robert Oppenheimer and Erwin Schrodinger, Heimerdinger is a crazed scientist who specialises in destruction. Often found in the mid or top lane, Heimerdinger uses his turrets to establish a strong presence in lane. His unique skill is his ability to summon turrets anywhere on the map. These turrets auto attack enemies and fire lasers periodically. Up to 3 turrets can be deployed for maximum destruction and provide a good defense layer which makes it hard for enemies to push the lane. Using his ultimate upgrade ability, Heimerdinger can summoner a larger turret that deals 100% more damage to enemies for 8 seconds. If you’d rather let turrets do all the auto attacking for you and get the credit for any kills, then Heimerdinger is an excellent choice!
Illaoi – Released 24th November 2015
Illaoi is an exceptionally unique champion that can summon tentacles all over the battlefield. Primarily found in the top lane, Illaoi uses these tentacles to deal damage to her enemies. Illaoi has several abilities which she can use to control the tentacles and make them attack opponents. Her ultimate ability spawns a tentacle for every champion damaged within a given area and can then be used to slam enemies nearby. It might sound easy but since the tentacles spawn in random places it requires you to lure in enemies and play around certain spots. When not using her tentacles, Illaoi is a melee champions and relies on auto attacking to cause damage. If you want to play a unique fighter champion that is different from the standard auto attack to win, then Illaoi is for you.
Irelia – Released 16th November 2010
Inspired by the anime comic Rurouni Kenshin, Irelia is based on one of the characters Himura Kenshin. Commonly found in the top and mid lane, Irelia is a skilled fighter who takes advantage of every opportunity. One of Irelia’s most unique abilities is her ultimate, Transcendent Blades. When using this ability Irelia fires up to 4 spirit blades in the direction she is facing. These blades deal damage to all enemies they pass through which each blade healing Irelia for 25% of the damage it deals. Most of Irelia’s attack are melee, although she does have a nice gap closer which allows her to jump on enemies. Perfect for escaping or pursuing an escaping enemy. If you want to play a durable fighter than can dish out some serious damage, then Irelia is the champion for you.
Ivern – Released 5th October 2016
One of the newest champions, Ivern’s name is a joke on the godfather (Ivern the Greenfather). Inspired by Treebeard from the Lord of the Rings franchise, Ivern is a support champion that can be found helping out ADCs in the bottom lane. Ivern has several unique abilities but the most unique one is his Brushmaker. This ability allows Ivern to summon a brush out of thin air and plant it in the ground. Just like a normal brush found on maps it allows plays to hide in them and gain camouflage. When Ivern is in these brushes he gains bonus range on his attacks and deals bonus magic damage. If you want to play a unique support champion with some not so ordinary abilities then Ivern is definitely worth a try.
League of Legends Champions – J to L
Janna – Released 2nd September 2009
Inspired by Storm from the X-Men franchise, Janna is a floating support champion that manipulates the weather to her advantage. Often found in the bottom lane supporting ADCs, Janna can also be played in the mid lane as an ability powered carry. One of Janna’s most useful and famous abilities is her Howling Gale. This ability summons a whirlwind at her location and after 3 seconds is released in a straight line. Anyone who stands in its path will receive damage and will be knocked up for 0.5 seconds. This makes a brilliant crowd control spell and can cancel many enemies ultimates such as Katarina’s annoying spin of death. If you want to blow your opponent’s away then Janna is an excellent choice.
Jarvan IV – Released 1st March 2011
One of the bravest Demacia warriors, Jarvan is a tough fighter who can often be found in the top lane dueling opponents. With a similar background story to Garen, also a Demacia soldier, Jarvan is a royal defender and protector of the land. One of Jarvan’s unique abilities is his Ultimate, Cataclysm. When used on an enemy champion Jarvan leaps towards an enemy becoming immune from all crowd control effects. At the same time he also deals damage to nearby enemies and creates an impassive terrain for 3.5 seconds meaning his enemies can’t escape. If you’re unlucky to get caught in his circle of doom then the only way to escape is to flash out. If you want to play a hard hitting warrior that loves dishing out damage to his foes then Jarvan is a great choice.
Jax – Released 21st February 2009
Based on Ajax, a warrior legend from Greek mythology, Jax is a grandmaster fighter and can be found in the top lane. With his hidden face, Jax is a mysterious fighter and can easily deal out lots of damage when he gets into full motion. Jax has a unique passive ability which allows him to stack attack speed after every auto attack. This passive can stack up to 8 times and can increase his attack speed by up to 88%. Combine this with his ultimate’s passive Grandmaster’s Might, Jax also deals additional damage every 3rd basic attack. Once Jax starts attacking and builds up momentum he can really dish out some serious damage. If you want to take on multiple enemies and show them who’s boss then Jax is a great choice.
Jayce – Released 7th July 2012
Jayce was the 100th champion to be released in League of Legends and combines both ranged and melee abilities into 1 champion. With his massively oversized hammer, Jayce can be found in the top or mid lane. Thanks to his unique hammer, Jayce has 2 modes, 1 for melee and 1 for ranged. This allows Jayce to play a number of different lanes with ease and can adapt easily to almost any situation. To switch stance simply active his ultimate to switch from his Mercury Cannon (ranged) to his Mercury Hammer (melee). Upon switching stance a whole new range of abilities are enabled which will send your opponents running for their lives. If you want to play a swiss army knife that can practically do anything, then Jayce is an excellent choice.
Jhin – Released 1st February 2016
Inspired by Finnish marksman Simo Hayha, Jhin is a unique ADC which specialises in dealing as much damage as possible. The first champion released in 2016, Jhin shares similar mechanics to fellow ADC Graves. Jhin’s unique ability is that he can deal a colossal amount of damage, but with downside. Thanks to his passive ability Whisper, Jhin can only fire 4 bullets before he must reload for 2.5 seconds. The 4th shot of his gun is 100% guaranteed to critical strike and also deals up to 25% of the targets missing health as bonus damage. This might sound great, but the downside is his attack speed is fixed and won’t change no matter what items you buy. If you want to deal some ridiculous damage to your enemies then Jhin is a wonderful champion to headshot all your foes.
Jinx – Released 10th October 2013
Did somebody say crazy? Inspired by the Joker and Gollum Jinx is a crazy ADC who can be found in the bottom lane launching rockets at everyone. This crazy ADC has many unique abilities the most notable being her Switcheroo. This allows Jinx to switch from her minigun to rocket launcher. Her minigun is known for speed and applies bonus attack speed per hit which can be stacked up to 3 times. If she needs a little extra range then she can swap to her rocket launcher which grants bonus attack range. Every missile will consume mana and deal 10% bonus AD damage. If you want a speedy and versatile ADC who doesn’t let anyone escape then Jinx is a great pick.
Kalista – Released 20th November 2014
Inspired by the story of Callisto from Greek mythology and a spear firing Ballista, Kalista is a spear wielding ADC found in the bottom lane. Kalista has several range abilities which she can use to deal damage to her enemies as well as aid her allies. One of her most notable abilities is Rend. When auto attacking an enemy every attack lodges a spear in the enemy which can be stacked up to 254 times. Upon activation of Rend, Kalista rips out the spears and deals additional damage. To put it into perspective for you, if Kalista was to stack 254 spears in an enemy champion and tear them all out, she would deal 8156 damage at max rank. If you want to try and one-shot an enemy in game then Kalista is your best hope.
Karma – Released 1st February 2011
Karma was based on the cause and effect principle of the same name. She is primarily a mage and can be found in the mid lane duelling opponents or in the bottom lane providing support. Karma is one of the few champions in League of Legends that starts off with her ultimate ability at level 1. Her ultimate ability Mantra, can be used to power up her other skills and deal additional damage as well as trigger other effects. Like all spells, Mantra can be upgraded at levels 6,11 and 16 giving her ultimate ability 4 different ranks. If you want to play a powerful mage that can battle with opponents or a caring mage that heals and supports allies, Karma is a great choice.
Karthus – Released 12th June 2009
A mysterious hooded figure that floats around, Karthus is a undead mage that can often be found in the mid or top lane. Carrying a large staff and resembling the grim reaper, Karthus is a powerful mage that can even cast spells after he’s died. Upon taking fatal damage, Karthus remains active for 7 seconds but is unable to move. During this period Karthus also becomes untargetable and invulnerable for the duration as well as being able to use abilities at no cost. This allows his to use all of his spells, including his ultimate while he is dead. If you thought killing him was easy then you better watch out for the spells after he’s died. If you want to cause destruction wherever you go then Karthus is a solid pick.
Kassadin – Released 7th August 2009
Inspired by Darth Vader and striking a similar appearance with his mask, Kassadin is a high mobility assassin that specialises in hunting down opponents. One of Kassadin’s unique abilities that makes him a high mobility champion is his ultimate, Riftwalk. This spell allows Kassadin to blink to a target location while dealing magic damage at the same time. With a few seconds cooldown, this ability can be used continuously to escape or hunt down enemies. Every additional cast within 15 seconds doubles the mana cost but increases its damage. Although Kassadin is ability powered, his auto attacks are melee. Thanks to his ultimate you won’t have trouble getting up close to any enemies. If you’re looking for a high mobility champion that can chase anyone down, Kassadin is the only choice.
<h3id=”katarina”>Katarina – Released 19th September 2009
One of the deadliest assassins in the game, Katarina is a master of her blades. Usually found in the middle lane, Katarina is a squishy champion that is capable of unleashing high amounts of burst damage. Thanks to her passive ability Voracity, whenever Katarina damages an enemy champion 3 seconds before their death, each spell’s cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds. Considering most of her spells have less than 10 second cooldowns at rank 1 this means she can reuse her abilities after a kill. If that wasn’t a good enough reason to play Katarina then you should check out her ultimate, Death Lotus. When activated, Katarina spins in place for 2.5 seconds throwing a dagger every 0.25 seconds. Within the 2.5 seconds this can amount to damage in the thousands. If you enjoy getting pentakills then you’ll love playing Katarina.
Kayle – Released 21st February 2009
A flying winged crusader, Kayle can often be found in several lanes from the top lane to mid to bottom lane. With a unique skillset Kayle can be a single fighter or an excellent support champion. Kayle may look like a melee champion but she is actually one of only a few champions that doesn’t use projectiles for their basic attacks. One of Kayles unique abilities is her ultimate, Intervention. This ability allows the target to become invulnerable for up to 3 seconds giving Kayle the freedom to either protect herself or a close ally such as the ADC. This ability makes her a great choice for supporting as well as tough opponent when facing her in a duel. If you want a multipurpose champion that can play in different roles with ease then Kayle is a good choice.
Kennen – Released 8th April 2010
A small mighty pack of power, Kennen is a mage that can often be found in the top, middle and bottom lane. With no mana Kennen relies solely on energy to use his abilities. One of Kennen’s most unique abilities is his Lightning Rush in which he transforms into a ball of electricity. While as a ball Kennen doubles his movement speed and also gains bonus armour and magic resistance. Kennen deals damage to all enemies he passes through and restores 40 energy the first time he damages and enemy. This ability can be cancelled at any time to allow Kennen to transform back into his normal self so he can use his basic abilities. If you want to play a tough little fighter that has a range of abilities up his sleeve then Kennen is an excellent choice.
Kha’Zix – Released 27th September 2012
A weird mysterious creature from the Void, Kha’Zix is a high mobility melee assassin that has an arsenal of unique skills to kill his enemies. Often found in the top and mid lane, Kha’Zix waits patiently before ambushing his opponents. The unique thing about Kha’Zix is that all his abilities can be upgraded with his ultimate. For every rank of his ultimate, Kha’Zix is given a point to use on his abilities. These upgrades further enhance his regular skills which cause him to do more damage and kill his enemies even faster. His ultimate ability also has an active where he enters stealth for 1 second while acquiring 40% bonus movement speed. The spell can be cast a total of 3 times before going on cooldown and each instance grants 2 seconds of stealth. If you want to stalk your prey and pounce on your enemies then Kha’Zix is the champion for you.
Kindred – Released 14th October 2015
Kindred was inspired by the fable the Wolf and the Lamb as well as other Celtic mythology. Usually found in the bottom lane, this unique ADC has plenty of tricks up her sleeve including being able to control a secondary character. The main champion, the Lamb, is what you play as and can be controlled by using basic attacks and spells. The secondary character is the Wolf that acts as an untargetable companion and can be controlled using certain abilities. For example, one of Kindreds spells Wolf’s Frenzy marks a small area as the Wolf’s territory for 8.5 seconds. Within this time the Wolf attacks enemies within the area, prioritizing Lamb’s attack target. All while this is happening the Wolf is untargetable and cannot be killed. If you want to play a dynamic duo that work together to destroy their opponents then Kindred is a top choice.
Kled – Released 10th August 2016
A special champion that rides around on his loyal battle mount Skaarl, Kled is a fun champion that is surprisingly hard to kill. Often found in the top lane, this tanky fighter has 2 health bars which allows him to soak up plenty of damage. When riding on Skaarl, Kled has a different set of abilities compared to when he’s not. His unique passive is that whilst riding on Skaarl, all damage dealt to him is directed to Skaarl first. Once Skaarl has no HP left he will run away and leave Kled dismounted granting him a new set of abilities. Kled can use his abilities to build up enough courage until Skaarl returns. Upon being reunited the damage will be redirected back to Skaarl and his abilities will be changed. As you can see, to kill Kled you have to deal plenty of damage to kill him. This makes him a great tank and pretty annoying! If you’re looking for a fun tanky champion to lead your team to victory, then Kled is the champion for you.
Kog’Maw – Released 24th June 2010
Kog’Maw is a weird looking swamp monster from the Void that never gives up fighting even after he’s died. Usually found in the bottom lane, Kog’Maw is a ranged marksman that although he doesn’t have a weapon, deals damage with his mouth. One of Kog’Maw’s most unique abilities is his passive Icathian Surprise. This passive allows Kog’Maw to be active for 4 seconds after his death. Within this time Kog’Maw can move around although he can’t use any abilities or basic attacks. After 4 seconds he explodes and deals true damage to all nearby enemies. This passive can often take many players by surprise given his speed and the damage he deals. If you need an ADC on your team that never gives up, then Kog’Maw is the champion for you.
LeBlanc – Released on 2nd November 2010
A powerful magician, LeBlanc is a deadly assassin that specializes in deceiving her enemies. With numerous magic tricks and decoys LeBlanc we will leave you scratching your head and wondering how you died. Primarily found in the mid lane, LeBlanc has a range of tricks that gives her high damage output as well as high mobility. One of her most powerful spells is her ultimate Mimic. Like the ability suggests, this spell allows LeBlanc to cast a mimicked version of her most recently used spell. The ability costs no additional mana and allows LeBlanc to deliver a high burst of damage within seconds. Combine this with her Distortion ability and LeBlanc can cover a lot of ground really quickly making her a tough champion to escape from. If you need some cunning tricks on your team to win the game then we’d suggest giving LeBlanc a try!
Lee Sin – Released on 1st April 2011
Master yourself, master the enemy. The wise words of wisdom from Lee Sin will have you karate chopping your enemies to bits in no time. Often found in the top lane or the jungle, Lee Sin is a blind but deadly fighter capable of causing plenty of damage. Based on several famous Kung Fu fighters, Lee Sin doesn’t need any weapons to kill his opponents. One of his unique abilities is his Sonic Wave. With this ability Lee Sin fires a sonic blast in the target direction, dealing physical damage to the first enemy hit. If the spell hits an enemy champion or minion, Lee Sin can cast the spell again to active Resonating Strike. This makes Lee Sin dash to the enemy dealing physical damage upon landing. This spell is a great gap closer and can be used to jump straight into the action. If you want to be the next master of martial arts then Lee Sin is a solid pick for any game.
Leona – Released on 13th July 2011
Based on Riot champion designer Michael “IronStylus” Maurino’s wife, Leona is a support fighter that isn’t afraid to get close to her enemies. Usually found in the bottom lane supporting an ADC, Leona has a range of abilities to disable and stun her opponents. A unique ability of Leona’s that allows her to get up close with enemies is her Zenith Blade. This spell projects an image of her sword dealing magic damage to all enemies it passes through. If she hits an enemy then she will dash towards them, rooting them in place for 0.5 seconds. Combine this with her ultimate ability Solar Flare, which stuns enemies in a target location for 1.5 seconds and Leona has plenty of crowd control spells to throw at her enemies. If you want a durable support champion that can stun enemies and make an ADC’s life much easier then Leona is an excellent choice.
Lissandra – Released on 30th April 2013
Lissandra is a devilish ice witch who manipulates ice to her advantage to cause damage and freeze her enemies. Often found in the middle lane, Lissandra is a strong mage and focuses on dealing magic damage. All of Lissandra’s spells revolve around the ice theme and offer unique effects which can be cast on herself as well as her enemies. Take her ultimate ability for example Frozen Tomb. Lissandra can use this ability on herself or an enemy if she chooses. The spell encases the champion in Dark Ice and stuns them for 1.5 seconds while dealing damage to all enemies in the area. If the spell is cast on herself then she will also heal herself while causing damage to enemies within the target location. If you want to cast a snow storm over your enemy then Lissandra is a the best choice.
Lucian – Released on 22nd August 2013
Based on the main character from the film Blade, Lucian is a gun wielding marksman that can be found in the bottom lane shooting his opponents. One of his most unique abilities is his ultimate, The Culling. When activated Lucian unleashes shots in the target direction for 3 seconds. During the duration of the ability, Lucian cannot use basic attacks or damaging abilities and can only be interrupted by crowd control. If activated again, Lucian will automatically cancel his ultimate. If you’re looking for a sharpshooter to join your team, then Lucian has the perfect skillset to unleash some serious damage.
Lulu – Released on 20th March 2012
This magical Yordle has set her sights on protecting allies and only uses her magic to benefit others. Often found in the bottom lane supporting the ADC, Lulu is a great support champion that empowers other champions. Her most iconic spell is her ultimate, Wild Growth. When cast on herself or an ally the target will instantly grow in size turning them into a huge champion that’s hard to miss. In addition to this the target will also receive up to 600 extra HP and 50% of Lulu’s ability power as HP. When used on the ADC this turns them into a deadly wrecking machine which is very hard to kill. If you enjoy supporting your allies and want all the best abilities for the job then Lulu is the champion for you.
Lux – Released on 19th October 2010
Named after Lux which is the latin word for the / a light, Lux is a powerful mage who can be found in the mid lane or the bottom lane. With a range of skills from shields to snares Lux can do well in 1 v 1 situations as well as supporting team mates. One of Lux’s most iconic abilities is her ultimate, Final Spark. When activated, this ability fires a giant laser in a straight line that damages everything it hits. With a cooldown of only 50 seconds at max rank this ultimate can be used regularly through a game. If you want to fire laser beams everywhere while supporting your teammates in group fights then Lux is a good pick.
League of Legends Champions – M to O
Malphite – Released on 2nd September 2009
You’ve probably heard of the Rock, well Malphite is a different kind of rock altogether. A shard of the Monolith, Malphite is a durable fighter who is literally as strong as a rock! Often found in the top lane, Malphite can soak up damage like its nothing which gives him a big advantage during team fights. Equipped with a range of crowd control spells, Malphite can slow and knock up enemies to disable them during team fights. One of his most unique abilities is his passive, Granite Shield. This passive ability gives Malphite a shield of 10% of his maximum HP that refreshes if he has not take damage in the last few seconds. This shield is great for avoiding poke in lane and is the same as being healed for 10% of your total health. If you want the ultimate durable fighter who isn’t afraid to charge in, then you need Malphite on your team.
Malzahar – Released on 1st June 2010
Based on the mysterious hooded figure Abdul Alhazred, Malzahar is a deadly mage from the void that specialises in dealing damage from the Void. Often found in the middle lane, Malzahar uses his abilities to summon creatures and other strange objects to deal damage to his enemies. One of his most unique abilities is his Void Swarm. When activated, Malzahar spawns a Voidling for 12 seconds that deals physical damage to its target. For every champion or large monster kill or assist Malzahar will spawn an additional Voidling with the same duration as the others. When 3 or more Voidling are active they all gain 50% bonus movement speed. With just a few spells, Malzahar can easily summon an army of Voidlings. If you want a crazy mage from another dimension, then Malzahar is a great choice to cause some serious damage on the rift.
Maokai – Released on 16th February 2011
Named after his concept artist Maokai Xiao, Maokai is a fighter champion that can normally be found in the top lane trading blows with his opponent. Although he resembles a tree, Maokai is much more than that. With his magical abilities, Maokai can dash to targets, summon saplings and create magical vortexes at will. One of Maokai’s most unique abilities is his ability to summon saplings. With his ability Sapling Toss, Maokai flings a Sapling to the target location that deals magic damage on impact. Upon spotting an enemy the Sapling will chase the target up to 2.5 seconds before exploding. The Sapling itself is untargetable and cannot be killed, making it even more of a nuisance. If you want to play an Oak warrior that has plenty of tricks up his sleeve, then Maokai is the tree for you!
Master Yi – Released on 21st February 2009
Yi is Chinese for easiness, change or divination while Master Yi is a pun on the word mastery. Usually found in the jungle or top lane, Master Yi is one of the fastest champions in the game as well as having the sharpest sword. This blades man carries his trusty Wuju blade around with him to chop up his enemies with a single swipe. With a high damage output, Master Yi is one of the most feared assassins in game. Thanks to his Alpha Strike, Master Yi can dodge almost any skill shot and become untargetable for a short period of time. If that wasn’t enough then his ultimate ability Highlander gives him a massive movement speed boost while become immune to all slows. Overall his abilities will have you chasing down any enemy you wish and killing them with a fatal blow.
Miss Fortune – Released on 8th September 2010
One of Gangplank’s swore enemies, Miss Fortune is a might Bounty Hunter who can be found in the bottom lane with her twin pistols, Shock and Awe. One of the fastest marksmen around, Miss Fortune specialises in chasing down her enemies leaving them nowhere to run. Her ultimate ability Bullet Time, is named after a famous concept from the film the Matrix. Upon activation, Miss Fortune channels for 3 seconds firing waves of bullets over the duration. Each wave can critically strike dealing extra damage, with a total of 16 waves that’s a lot of damage! This area of effect spell is great during team fights and can be very hard to dodge them all. If you want a speedy ADC that can use her speed to her advantage then Miss Fortune is the champion for you.
Mordekaiser – Released on 24th February 2010
Inspired by one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Mordekaiser is an armoured plated juggernaut with a huge mace which he uses to smash his opponents. Often found in the top lane, this armoured fighter can harvest souls and manipulate energy. With a range of unique skills, Mordekaiser is a lot more complicated that he looks. Take his ultimate ability, Children of the Grave for example. When used on an enemy champion the enemy is marked for the next 10 seconds. If within these 10 seconds the enemies dies he gains a controllable slave which can be used to attack other enemies. Depending on the rank of the spell, this ghost can be controlled for up to 75 seconds. It’s even possible to control the Dragon on summoner’s rift. Imagine having that as your own controllable pet! If you want a simple yet powerful champion, then Mordekaiser’s abilities will definitely give you some fun power to play with.
Morgana – Released on 21th February 2009
Also known as the fallen angel, Morgana is a mage champion which can often be found in the middle or bottom lane. With large wings she can often be mistaken for an angel but take out word for it, she definitely isn’t. With a skillset of snares and stuns, Morgana works well supporting other champions or fighting on her own. One of her unique abilities is her ultimate, Soul Shackles. This ability, once activated sends out a series of chains that latch on to the nearest enemy. If an enemy doesn’t leave the range of the chains within 3 seconds then they will become stunned for 1.5 seconds and dealt damage. This spell can be used to devastating effect in team fights as it is basically an AOE stun. If you want to cause havoc in team fights while putting up a good fight on your own, Morgana is the champion for you.
Nami – Released on 7th December 2012
Based on the Mermaid from many cultures worldwide, Nami is a support champion that harnesses the power of the ocean to support her team. Often found in the bottom lane, Nami can shield, heal and speed boost her fellow teammates. When she’s not healing and supporting her allies, Nami can also cause damage and annoyance to her opponents. Her Aqua Prison spell sends a bubble towards the targeted area, dealing magic damage to all enemies hit. Once in the bubble all target are suspended as the float up in the air for 1.5 seconds. This can be really annoying to enemy players as if they can’t dodge the bubble they’ll find themselves in a sticky situation. If you’re looking for a fun support champion that can play offensive as well as defensive, Nami is a great choice.
Nasus – Released on 1st October 2009
Named after the Latin word for nose which references his jackal head, Nasus is a durable fighter champion than can be found in the top lane. Also known as the big bad dog, Nasus is a melee fighter than isn’t afraid to smash things with his stick. One of Nasus most unique abilities is his ultimate, Fury of the Sands. When activated Nasus empowers himself and gains bonus health, armor and magic resistance. During the duration of this spell Nasus also increases his size and gains bonus attack range. This makes it a lot easier for him to use him spells and abilities on enemies. Nasus is one of the few champions in the game who can infinitely increase a stat. Using his Siphoning Strike ability, Nasus can keep stacking this ability forever turning himself into an unstoppable killing machine. For every stack he collects he deals an additional 1 damage, with a minion kill granting 3 and a champion kill granting 6, the additional damage can rapidly increase. If you want to be a big bad dog then Nasus is the perfect pick.
Nautilus – Released on 14th February 2009
Sharing the same appearance as an underwater diver and possibly being inspired by the Big Daddy from BioShock, Nautilus is a heavy duty support champion. Primarily found in the bottom lane lugging his huge anchor around with him, Nautilus relies on his anchor to grab, stun and damage his opponents. One of his most unique abilities is his Dredge Line. Similar to Blitzcrank’s Power Grab, Nautilus hurls his anchor forward attempting to grab an enemy. If an enemy is hit Nautilus drags the enemy to him while simultaneously dashing towards them. At the same time the enemy is stunned and dealt magic damage. With a skill set of hooks, stuns and shields, Nautilus is a great defensive champion that will do wonders in your bottom lane.
Nidalee – Released on 17th December 2009
Was that a cat? Or a human? Wait a second… it was both! Nidalee is a shapeshifting huntress that can often be found in the middle or top lane. With the ability to change forms at will, this opens up a whole new level of gameplay when playing her. Nidalee was actually the first of the current 8 champions to have more than 4 abilities, she also was the first champion to feature a transformation ability. With this is mind, her unique skill is definitely her ultimate Aspect of the Cougar. By using her ultimate, Nidalee can easily swap between her cougar and human form. Once switching form, a whole new range of abilities are unlocked which allows Nidalee to pull off some impressive plays. Her human form allows her to use ranged abilities such as spears while her cougar form allows her to deal deadly close range melee attacks. If you want a diverse champion that can adapt to any scenario in game then Nidalee is one of the best picks.
Nocturne – Released on 15th March 2011
Derived from the Latin word “nox/noctis” (night) and “nocturnus/a/um” (nightly), Nocturne is a fighter champion that is often found in the top lane or jungle. With a mysterious trail following him around, Nocturne specialises in driving fear into his opponents. With his range of skills to fear and damage his enemies, Nocturne can easily burst most champions with a swipe of his claws. His ultimate ability Paranoia, is a huge gap closer that can be used to attack any enemy champion in range and vision. With a range of up to 4000, it’s exceptionally hard to escape this shadowed warrior. When casting his ultimate, all enemies on the enemy team will be affected by nearsight, this causes them to lose vision of their allies and reduce their current vision to a small area around them. When you hear “Darknessss” you know it’s time to run! If you want to attack your enemies when they least expect it then Nocturne is the perfect champion for you.
Nunu – Released on 21st February 2009
This tall Yeti is probably one of the last things you would imagine as a League of Legends champion, but here we are. Nunu is actually the name of the boy on the back of the Yeti’s shoulders and controls Willump by pointing and whispering in his ear. Often found in the jungle or bottom lane, Nunu uses the elements to slow down and immobilize his enemies. One of Nunu’s most unique abilities is his Q, Consume. With this ability, Nunu command Willump to take a bite out of the target enemy minion or monster and deals true damage. At the same time Nunu is also healed for a fixed amount and based on his ability power. Casting the spell on a large monster grants Nunu a well fed stack which grants him 10 out-of-combat bonus movement speed and 2% maximum health. There stacks can be stacked up to 5 times to make his yeti even more wild. If you want to control a giant beast in game then Nunu is an excellent choice to help support your team.
Olaf – Released on 9th June 2010
Also known as Olaf the Berserker, Olaf is inspired by the fury driven warriors from the norse mythology. Found in the top lane or jungle and powered entirely by attack damage, Olaf is one of the few champions in the game without a single ability powered ability. If his long ginger beard and hair isn’t enough for you to play him then you’ll love his ultimate. When not activated, his ultimate acts as a passive in which he gains up to 40 bonus armor and magic resistance. Once activated all hell breaks lose as Olaf unleashes his inner beast. The ultimate removes all disabling effects on Olaf and he becomes invulnerable to them for the next 6 seconds. He also gains bonus attack damage for the duration and also gains increased movement speed. If you like some close man to man combat, then the raging Olaf is an excellent choice to take out your anger.
Orianna – Released on 1st June 2011
Tick tock, tick tock, some things ticking and it just won’t stop! Known as the Lady of Clockwork, Orianna is an ability powered carry that is often found in the middle lane. This golden girl uses her handy ball to attack, stun and annoy her enemies. Using her ball she can command it to attack enemies, emit an electric pulse in its location, shield her and her allies or unleash a massive shockwave. This handy ball is the core of Orianna’s game play and can play an important role in team fights. Orianna’s most unique ability is her ultimate, Command: Shockwave. With this ability, Orianna unleashes a massive shockwave from her ball which causes all enemies in the target location to be flung up in the air. At the same time, the ability deals also damage based on Orianna’s ability power. If you’re bored of the basic auto attack champions and want to try something new then Orianna is a unique champion that is definitely worth trying.
League of Legends Champions – P to R
Pantheon – Released on 2nd February 2010
Inspired by the Spartans and the film 300, Pantheon is a master of the spear and close quarters combat. Often found in the top lane fighting other durable fighters, Pantheon has a range of defensive and offensive spells. Along with Master Yi, Pantheon has the highest base movement speed in-game of 355. Those sandals must be good for something after all! One of Pantheons most unique abilities in his arsenal is his passive, Aegis Protection. After landing 4 basic attacks or abilities, Pantheon will raise his shield and block the next incoming attack. No matter if that attack is from an enemy, turret or large minion, Pantheon will knock it away with his shield. When fighting other champions head to head this a great passive to have. If you need some muscle on your team that knows how to play offensive and defensively, then Pantheon will be a great addition to your team.
Poppy – Released on 13th January 2010
The first champion to be released in 2010, Poppy is a keen fighter that users her hammer to deal crushing blows to her enemies. Primarily found in the top lane, Poppy is super durable and can easily take a beating from anyone. Thanks to her range of defensive skills such as Steadfast Presence and her passive Iron Ambassador, Poppy can remain in lane for a very long time. One of her best abilities is her passive which allows her to gain a shield based on her maximum health. When using her basic attacks Poppy will throw her buckler will falls near her target. When Poppy picks up the buckler she will shield herself for up to 20% of maximum health for 5 seconds. This ability allows Poppy to last longer in combat and is what makes her so durable when fighting. If you want to bop everyone on the head whack-a-mole style, then you’ll love Poppy!
Quinn – Released on 1st March 2013
Also known as Demacia’s Wings, Quinn was the first champion whose name started with the letter Q. At the time it was the only remaining letter in the alphabet without a champion released. Often found in the bottom lane, Quinn is a skilled marksman who gets help from her bird friend Valor. When combined together they make an awesome champion with high mobility and high damage. One of Quinn’s most unique abilities is her ultimate, Behind Enemy Lines. When activated Quinn summons Valor and they unite together, increasing her movement speed by up to 100%. In this form, Quinn is free to fly around until she decides to change back. Activating the spell again will cause Quinn to detach from Valor and deal 100% AD physical damage to all units around her. If you want to win… then you better play Quinn!
Rammus – Released on 10th July 2009
Designed by Steve “Guinsoo” Feak, Colt “Ezreal” Hallam and Steven “Coronach” DeRose, Rammus is a rolling ball of trouble that is often found in the jungle. With his high mobility and defensive play style, Rammus can easily intercept enemies in the jungle and cause havoc with his taunt. One of Rammus’s best abilities is his Powerball. When activated Rammus tucks into a ball and begins to roll for up to 7 seconds. For every second in this state his movement speed is amplified by an additional 20% each second to a maximum of 140%. Upon colliding with an enemy, Rammus knocks back all nearby enemies and deals magic damage to them. While in this state it’s possible for Rammus to reach movement speeds of up to 5000! If you want to chase your enemies all over the map at record speeds then Rammus is certainly a fun champion to play.
Rek’Sai – Released on 11th December 2014
Based on the Graboid monsters from the Tremors film franchise, Rek’ Sai is a mysterious tunneling creature that lurks beneath the earth, digging tunnels and striking from underground. Often found in the top or jungle, Rek’ Sai is a fighter champion that can switch between 2 forms. In her first form, Rek’ Sai stays above the ground and main deals melee attacks via scratches and slashes. In her second form, Rek’ Sai stays underground and burrows beneath the earth, granting her a new set of skills. One of these skills, Void Rush, allows Rek’ Sai to speed towards any tunnels she has summoned on the map. This allows her to jump straight back into the action after spawning, during an important fight this can be crucial. If you want to stalk your enemies from beneath the ground and pounce on them when they least expect it then you should consider giving Rek’ Sai a try.
Renekton – Released on 8th January 2011
Half-crocodile, half-man, Renekton is a deadly fighter that can be found in the top lane. With no mana to rely on, Renekton is a unique champion that deals damage based on fury. For every basic attack, Renekton generates 5 fury and loses 4 fury per second if he hasn’t dealt or received damage in the last 12 seconds. At 50 fury or more, his next basic ability consumes 50 fury to enhance its effect. Known for his aggressive abilities, Renekton’s ultimate is very similar to Nasus in which he increases in size and gains bonus health. Unlike Nasus’s ultimate, he also deals magic damage every half a second and generates fury per second for a total of 75 for the duration. If you’re looking for a tough fighter to dominate the top lane then Renekton is a good choice.
Rengar – Released on 21st August 2012
Often found hiding in the bushes, Rengar is a deadly assassin that can pounce on any enemies that step out of line. This large predator cat is capable of dealing serious damage and one shotting the weakest champions. Rengar is a unique champion in that he actually has 3 passive abilities! The first passive is called Unseen Predator and grants him bonus attack range and the ability to leap on to enemies when hiding in a bush. His second passive is called Ferocity were Rengar gains 1 Ferocity stack whenever he casts a basic ability. Upon reaching 4 Ferocity stacks his next basic ability is empowered dealing additional damage and granting bonus attack speed. His third and newest passive is the Bonetooth Necklace which used to be an item but has now been converted to a passive. Whenever Rengar kills a champion he gains a stack of bonus attack damage. This can stack up to 5 times as each unique champion kill grants a stack on his necklace. Once 5 trophies have been collected Rengar gains a bonus 20% attack damage. If you want to destroy your opponents in lane then Rengar is the champion for the job.
Riven – Released on 14th September 2011
Designed by Kuo-Yen “Xypherous” Lo, Riven is a melee fighter champion that is often found in the top lane. With her broken blade, Riven can hack and slash her opponents to death. All of her abilities are based on attack damage and scale accordingly. With no need for mana or ability power, Riven relies solely on attack damage and cooldown reduction. One of Riven’s most unique abilities is her Broken Wings ability or Q. Once activated, Riven will slash in the direction of the cursor dealing physical damage to anything in the way. On the 3rd slash Riven jumps up and slams her sword into the ground, knocking up any enemies nearby. This spell also allows Riven to jump over any terrain which can be really useful when chasing enemies or trying to escape. With a range of offensive and defensive spells, Riven is a great top lane champion and is an asset to any team.
Rumble – Released on 26th April 2011
Found in the top lane riding his trusty mech Tristy, Rumble is a fighter champion that uses his mechs abilities to deal serious damage. With no mana to hold him back, Rumble relies on his mech not overheating. Every time Rumble uses an ability he gains 10 heat and loses 10 heat per second after 4 seconds of not using his abilities. At 50 heat or above his basic abilities are enhanced and each ability has a special bonus from increases damage to increased radius. At 100 heat, Rumble silences himself for 6 seconds which cannot be canceled by any means. After the 6 seconds rumbles heat decays to 0 and is able to use his abilities again. With a range of skills from Flamethrowers to Harpoons, Rumble has the perfect set of skills to tackle any opponent.
Ryze – Released on 21st February 2009
One of the oldest champions in the game is the Rune Mage Ryze. Known for the large scroll he carries around on his back, Ryze is a master of spells. Often found in the top or middle lane, Ryze uses mana to scale most of his abilities and can easily reach over 4000 mana in most games. Ryze’s most unique ability in his skillset is his Overload ability which can be levelled up to 6 times by sacrificing a rank from his ultimate. When using this ability, Ryze unleashes a runic blast in the target direction dealing magic damage to the first enemy struck. If Ryze consumes any of his runes he shields himself from a certain amount of damage. When combined with his other ability Spell Flux, Overload deals increased damage based on its rank and spreads to all nearby enemies. Compared to other ability powered champions, Ryze is unique as he mainly relies on mana as opposed to ability power. If you want to play a high damage mage champion that is known for carrying games then Ryze is an excellent choice.
League of Legends Champions – S to U
Sejuani – Released on 17th January 2012
Sejuani was the first champion released in 2012, and was the 4th mounted champion on an animal. Found in the top lane battling other champions, Sejuani is a tough fighter who is used to fighting in cold conditions. What makes Sejuani stand out from the rest of the champions is her ability to charge into battle and stun enemies. Not only does he Arctic Assault knock up enemies and deal magic damage but it can also be followed up with her Glacial Prison. This ability makes Sejuani throw a frost-forged bola in a line which shatters upon collision with a champion and deals damage to all enemies in the area. At the same time it also stuns any nearby enemies for a short duration. With a skillset like this, Sejuani makes a great initiator for group fights and if she gets the first hit then she can easily put the odds in your team’s favour.
Shaco – Released on 10th October 2009
Inspired by the Joker from the Batman franchise, Shaco is a master of manipulation and can be found in various lanes from the top, middle to jungle. With a range of melee and ranged abilities, Shaco has the perfect abilities to counter any enemy. One of his most useful abilities is his Q ability called Deceive. When activated Shaco blinks in the direction of the cursor and becomes invisible for up to 4.5 seconds. Shaco’s next basic attack within 2.5 seconds will deal bonus physical damage and reduce Deceive cooldown by 2.5 seconds. This is basically like having a free flash that only has a 14 second cooldown! If you like joking around and destroying your enemies then Shaco is a good pick for hours of fun.
Shen – Released on 24th March 2010
The first champion to use energy as a resource for abilities, Shen has been apart of League of Legends since 2010. Striking a similar appearance to Joe Musashi from the Shinobi franchise, Shen is the ultimate support tank that can soak up tons of damage. Found in the top or bottom lane duelling opponents, Shen has a range of skills to absorb damage. Loads with plenty of shields and a useful taunt, Shen is great at distracting enemies and taking the attention away from your ADCs. One of his most useful abilities is his ultimate, Stand United. When activated, Shen can teleport to any teammate on the map, granting them a shield that lasts up to 5 seconds. This spell allows Shen to teleport from the top lane to the back lane in seconds, making ganks and lane pushes much easier. If you want to play a tanky ninja that is almost impossible to kill then Shen is the champion for you.
Shyvana – Released on 1st November 2011
Designed by veteran champion designer Steven “Coronach” DeRose, Shyvana is a half-dragon that has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. Found in the top lane and jungle, Shyvana is an attack damage champion that uses her inner dragon to deal deadly damage to her enemies. One of her most useful abilities in her arsenal is her ultimate, Dragon’s Descent. When activated, Shyvana transforms into a dragon and flies to the target location carrying all enemies she runs through towards her destination. While in dragon from, she also gains bonus attack range, health and her abilities are empowered. Once her fury is fully depleted she returns to her normal human form. Useful for initiating fights, Shyvana is incredibly tanky and can take on multiple opponents. If you’re looking for a tanky member for your team, then Shyvana is a great choice.
Singed – Released on 18th April 2009
Designed by both Colt “Ezreal” Hallam and Steve “Guinsoo” Feak, Signed was actually the first champion ever created in the game. Inspired by Fritz Haber a chemist from World War I, Singed is a mad scientist that uses his poisons and glue to deal damage to his enemies. Often found in the top lane, Singed is incredibly tanky and fast. When in the right hands be can be extremely annoying. Singed’s passive grants him bonus health equal to 25% of his maximum mana which helps make him extra tanky. In addition to his passive, one of Signed’s best abilities is his Poison Trail. When activated Singed leaves a trail of poison behind him that lasts for 3.25 seconds. Enemies caught in the path are poisoned for 2 seconds and are dealt magic damage every 0.25 seconds for the duration. Continual exposure to the poisons renews the poison effect. If you enjoy running around and annoying everyone then you should definitely give Singed a try.
Sion – Released on 21st February 2009
Also known as the undead juggernaut, Sion was one of the first six champions to ever be designed. Inspired by the Juggernaut from the X-Men franchise, Sion is often found in the top lane headbutting and slamming his opponents. With a range of abilities from smashes to charges, Sion can also indefinitely stack his health thanks to Soul Furnace. Sions best ability by far is his passive, Glory in Death. Upon taking fatal damage, Sion comes back to life and goes into a frenzy. While in this state, Sion gains 100% maximum health and increased movement speed. Sion can freely move around and use his basic attacks during this time which allows him to kill players even after he’s died. If you thought it was hard enough to kill Sion then you better prepare yourself for round 2. If you want to play as a virtually indestructible beast then Sion is a great choice.
Sivir – Released on 21st February 2009
One of the first 6 champions to be designed, Sivir is a fierce warrior that loves to hunt down enemies. Primarily found in the bottom lane, Sivir is fast, agile and can deal extreme damage. With her trusty boomerang, Sivir can bounce it between enemies or throw it in a straight line to chop up anything in its path. One of her best and most useful abilities is her ultimate, On the Hunt. Once activated Sivir lets out a rallying call that grants all nearby allies bonus movement speed. At the same time she also gains increased attack speed for herself. When not activated, the ability grants a passive which gives her bonus attack speed while Ricochet is active. Combine this with all her other offensive skills and Sivir is the ultimate huntress. If you need a high mobility ADC for your team then Sivir should definitely be your first choice.
Skarner – Released on 9th August 2011
Skarner is a deadly crystal scorpion that is often found in the top lane or jungle slashing his enemies. With a range of offensive and defensive abilities, Skarner can adapt to many different roles and fit in well with any team. One of his most unique abilities is his passive Crystal Spires. Every game that Skarner joins the map is altered to include Crystal Spires. These crystals are located around the map and can be controlled by standing on them. Once captured, the crystals grant 30 gold among its captors or 15 if only a single champion captured. While within the range of a Crystal Spire controlled by his team, Skarner will gain bonus movement speed, bonus attack speed and restore 2% of his maximum mana every second. If you need some crowd control on you team then Skarner is an excellent champion to have on your team.
Sona – Released on 21st September 2010
Inspired by Hatsune Miku, Sona is an excellent support champion that can be found in the bottom lane supporting your teams ADC. With a range of musical spells to help out her teammates, Sona can be an amazing asset to any team. Whether you need healing, crowd control or some bonus movement speed, Sona can do them all. One of Sona’s most unique spells is her ultimate, Crescendo. When activated Sona plays an irresistible chord in a line that deals magic damage to enemy champions and stuns them for 1.5 seconds, forcing them to dance for the duration. If landed correctly, this can be a game changer for any team fight. If you want to hum yourself to victory, then Sona is an excellent choice that will bring your team together with the sound of music.
Soraka – Released on 21st February 2009
Derived from the Japanese word “sora” which means “sky”, Soraka is a support champion which can often be found in the bottom lane. Also known as the banana queen due to her auto attack particles, Soraka is one of the best champions for healing. If you’re low on HP then you better hope Soraka is on your team. With plenty of spells that deal damage and heal her allies, Soraka has a well defined toolkit of skills. Her ultimate ability, Wish is capable of healing all allied champions, including untargetable allies and herself. The healing is also increased by 50% on targets that are below 40% of their maximum health. In addition to her ultimate, Soraka also has another healing spell called Astral Infusion which costs 10% of her maximum health and can heal for up to 200 + 60% AP. If you require some serious healing, then Soraka is the perfect champion to have on your team.
Swain – Released on 5th October 2010
The crazy bird man himself, Swain is a master of the Ravens and has his own Raven called Beatrice. Usually found in the middle or top lane, Swain uses his abilities to summon Ravens and inflict damage upon his enemies. His ultimate ability allows him to transform into a demonic raven in which small ravens strike out every 0.2 seconds and deal magic damage to enemies around him. At the same time Swain heals himself for a small amount against minions and a larger amount against champions. Combine this ultimate with his snares, AOE and ability to replenish mana, Swain is a durable APC that has great lane survivability. If you need a tanky APC on your team with plenty of crowd control, then you’ve just found the perfect champion.
Syndra – Released on 13th September 2012
The first champion to have a difficulty rating of 100, Syndra is a unique champion that can manipulate minions and neutral monsters to deal damage to her enemies. Primarily found in the middle lane, Syndra controls several Dark Spheres which can be thrown around to hit enemies. Her most unique skill is her Force of Will ability. When activated, Syndra telekinetically grabs a Dark Sphere, minions or monster for 5 seconds. When activated again, Syndra throws the object to the target area dealing magic damage and slowing anything in the area. In addition to this, thanks to Syndra’s passive, each of her abilities gain an additional effect at the maximum rank. For her Force of Will, Syndra will grab an additional 2 spheres and throw them at the target. Although they will not increase the amount of damage dealt by the spell, they will increase the Force of Wills slow effect. If you need some long distance crowd control then Syndra is capable of providing plenty of it for your team.
Tahm Kench – Released on 9th July 2015
Developed for 7 months under the codeman “Fish Tank”, Tahm Kench is a unique support champion also known as the River King. Often found in the bottom lane supporting the ADC, Tahm Kench has a varied skillset from shields, stuns to teleports. One of his most unique and useful abilities is his W called Devour. When activated, Kench swallows an enemy or minion making them untargetable and unable to use any actions for a short duration. Upon reactivating the ability, Kench spits out the champion or minion, dealing magic damage and stunning them if they are an enemy. This useful ability allows Kench to save his allies from sticky situations as well as grabbing enemies and dragging them back to his team. If you wish you had some help getting out of some sticky situations then this is the perfect champion for you.
Taliyah – Released on 18th May 2016
The 3rd champion to be released in 2016, Taliyah is a traditional mage disruptor that is full of snares and crowd control. Frequently found in the middle lane, Taliyah uses rocks and stone to unleash upon her enemies. Her Seismic Shove allows Taliyah to mark the ground for eruption which erupts after a certain amount of time and knocks all enemies in the chosen direction while dealing magic damage. Her ultimate, Weaver’s Wall summons a large spiraling rock wall that tears through the battlefield creating an impassable terrain for a few seconds. While summoning the wall, Taliyah can choose to ride on the top as it emerges with the ability to jump off at any time. With a duration of 8 seconds, Weaver’s Wall can box enemies in a corner of the map just like rounding up cattle! With a range of unique spells and abilities, Taliyah brings plenty of tricks to the battlefield.
Talon – Released on 24th August 2011
Striking a similar appearance to Desmond Miles from the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Talon is a deadly assassin which can often be found in the middle or top lane. With all of his spells amplifying his attack damage, Talon relies on traditional blades to do all of his damage. His Noxian Diplomacy ability allows Talon to dash onto his target and strike them dealing physical damage. If the enemy is nearby and is within striking distance then Talon skewers his target and deals 150% of the spell’s normal damage that is further increased by critical strike damage. If the spell kills its target then Talon heals himself for up to 51 and 50% of the cooldown is refunded. If you want to play an aggressive assassin that likes to take out his enemies in quick swipes then you’ll have plenty of fun playing as Talon.
Taric – Released on 19th August 2009
One of the most charming champions in the game, Taric has got your back if you need some healing or shielding. Often found in the bottom lane protecting your ADC, Taric can heal, shield, stun and temporarily make everyone invincible. When activating his Bastion ability, Taric shields himself and the target allied champion for 2.5 seconds, blessing them with Bastion and causing his abilities to be replicated on them. He also shields the target for up to 12% of their maximum HP. With Bastion on the applied champion, Taric can now cast his other spells like Dazzle which will come from both Taric and the allied champion. If you’re looking for a seriously tanky support that’s loaded with plenty of useful abilities, then Taric is the man for you!
Teemo – Released on 21th February 2009
Captain Teemo, on duty! Often found hiding in a bush in the top lane and middle lane, Teemo is a master of camouflage and chooses whether he wants to be seen. By standing still for 1.5 seconds, Teemo will become invisible indefinitely. Upon breaking the camouflage, Teemo will receive bonus attack speed for 3 seconds. One of his most deadly abilities is definitely his mushrooms, also known as Noxious Traps. Over a set amount of time, Teemo stores a mushroom up to a maximum of 3 at once. When placing a mushroom it will become invisible and armed after 1 second. If an enemy steps on a mushroom it detonates, dealing poison to all nearby enemies and slowing them for 4 seconds. If you want to see your enemies losing their minds over your mushrooms then Teemo is a great annoying champion to play.
Thresh – Released on 23rd January 2013
To “thresh” something means to separate grain from wheat usually using a sickle or mechanical device. Thresh’s weapon just happens to be very similar to a sickle, and his victims souls and bodies could be seen as the wheat and grain. Whatever the reasoning, Thresh is a brilliant support champion found in the bottom lane. With a large hook used to grab enemies, you better keep your eyes peeled when Thresh is in your game. Using his hook, Thresh can grab enemies which deals magic damage and stuns them for 1.5 seconds. While still connected Thresh drags the target back to him slightly over the course of 1.5 seconds and gives Thresh the ability to dash towards the enemy. With plenty of useful abilities to disrupt and stun enemies, Thresh is a great champion with plenty of tricks up his sleeve.
Tristana – Released on 21st February 2009
Designed by Colt “Ezreal” Hallam, Tristana is a powerful ADC with a massive rocket launcher she uses to her advantage. With a free skin available online through the official Riot website, Tristana is a popular champion with high damage and a high attack range. Tristana’s passive, Draw a Bead increases the range of Tristana’s auto attacks, Explosive Charge and Buster Shot by 7 every level to a maximum increase of 119. As an ADC this is a great passive as is allows Tristana to hit enemies easier as she levels up. Combine this with her Rocket Jump ability and Rapid Fire, Tristana is capable of pumping out plenty of damage on to unfortunate enemies. If rockets and rocket jumping sounds like your sort of thing, then Tristana is the champion for you.
Trundle – Released on 1st December 2010
The troll king is here, no we’re not talking about your salty teammates, we’re talking about an excellent fighter champion, Trundle! Often found in the top lane “trolling” his enemies, Trundle is an ice giant with a huge club to smack people over the head. You might think your teammates dying is a bad thing, but not for Trundle. Trundle’s passive heals him for a percentage of his maximum health every time an enemy dies near him. Their loss is your gain, and if your teammates are terrible feeders then you might do well on Trundle. Another one of his useful abilities is chomp. Not only does it deal bonus physical damage and slows enemies down by 75%, but it also resets his auto attack timer. This means when used correctly you can easily deal additional damage by resetting your auto attack at the right time. Very durable and very destructive, Trundle is a great tank for your team.
Tryndamere – Released on 1st May 2009
Named after the CEO of Riot Games, Marc “Tryndamere” Merrill, Tryndamere is a tough fighter champion often found in the top lane. Inspired by Conan the Barbarian, Tryndamere shares plenty of characteristics with the hero. With a large over the top sword, and plenty of body armour, Tryndamere loves to get up close to his enemies. One of his most unique abilities in his arsenal is his ultimate, Undying Rage. When activated Tryndamere instantly gains Fury and becomes immune to death for 5 seconds. During this duration Tryndamere can attack and deal damage but his health cannot go under the minimum amount. With his passive allowing him to gain an additional 35% critical strike, once Tryndamere builds up enough fury, there’s no stopping him. If you want to play a relentless wrecking ball that can easily take on numerous opponents without any trouble then Tryndamere is a great choice.
Twisted Fate – Released on 21st February 2009
Inspired by Gambit from the X-Men franchise, Twisted Fate uses his lucky dice and deck of cards to deal damage to his enemies. Often found in the middle lane, Twisted Fate is the perfect duellist and has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. His most useful spell is his Pick A Card, after cycling through 3 different card choices Twisted Fate picks one and throws it at his target. Depending on which card he picks depends on the effect. The blue card deals damage and restores up to 150 mana, the red card deals AOE damage and slows all damaged enemies for 2.5 seconds, while the gold card stuns enemies for up to 2 seconds. Combine these spells with his Wild Cards ability and Loaded Dice passive, Twisted Fate can output a lot of damage while staying in lane for a long time. If playing with cards is your sort of thing then Twisted Fate is the champion for you.
Twitch – Released on 1st May 2009
If you’re not a fan of rats then it’s probably best to skip this champion. Known as the plague rat, Twitch is a sneaky ADC champion that loves to sneak around. With the ability to go invisible and apply damage over time effects to his enemies, Twitch can be rather annoying to say the least. His Q ability, Ambush, allows him to become camouflaged for up to 14 seconds and grants him bonus movement speed while stealthed. Upon breaking stealth, he gains bonus attack speed for 5 seconds. The ability is also reset if any enemy dies while affected by Deadly Venom. In addition to this, his ultimate ability Spray and Pray grants Twitch bonus attack damage and 300 bonus range for 5 seconds. When both abilities are used together, Twitch can cause some serious damage. If you want to play a sneaky rat that can position himself in the best place to cause maximum damage, then Twitch is the champion for you.
Udyr – Released on 2nd December 2009
The first champion to be released after the launch of the game in October 2009, Udyr is the Norwegian word for beast. The Danish words “Uhyr” and “Dyr” also mean “Monster” and “Animal”. Often found in the top lane or jungle, Udyr is a high mobility fighter champion with a range of interesting abilities. One of the most unique things about Udyr is the fact that he doesn’t have an ultimate but has an extra stance instead. With these stances, Udyr can switch between them at any time which grant him a variety of new effects. From movement speed to stuns, Udyr can adapt to any scenario in game. His 4th stance, Phoenix stance unleashes a pulsing waves of fire around himself for 4 seconds dealing magic damage each second to all nearby enemies. If you think you’re the next Trick2G then you’ll definitely want to give Udyr a try in game.
Urgot – Released on 24th August 2010
Designed by Kevin “Geeves” O’Brien and Siyang “Issfire”, Urgot is a strange champion in which he is an ADC but is also super tanky. Inspired by Makron from the Quake franchise, Urgot uses his 4 legs to hunt down his enemies across any terrain. One of Urgot’s most unique abilities is his ultimate, Hyper-Kinetic Position Reverser. When activated, Urgot grants himself damage reduction for 5 seconds and channels for 1 second, suppressing the target enemy champion. Upon completing the channel, Urgot and his target swap locations allowing Urgot to ignore unit collision for 1 second. This spell is really useful for catching out enemies and teleporting them into the heart of your team for easy killing. If you’re in need of a tanky ADC then Urgot is the obvious choice.
League of Legends Champions – V to X
Varus – Released on 8th May 2012
Equipped with a deadly bow and arrow, Varus has a huge attack range and can easily snipe enemies from the other side of the map. Often found in the bottom lane dueling the enemy’s ADC, Varus is capable of dealing both magical and physical damage. His Q ability, Piercing Arrow allows him to charge up his bow and fire an arrow that deals damage to everything in its path. Another one of his abilities, Blighted Quiver, allows his spells to deal bonus magic damage and apply Blight for 6 seconds. Varus’s other abilities consume Blight on enemies upon damaging them and deal additional magic damage for each stack. If you’re looking for a powerful ADC that has plenty of attack speed and burst potential then Varus ticks all the boxes.
Vayne – Released on 10th May 2011
Inspired by Abraham van Helsing, Vayne is a deadly marksman that specialises in using her crossbow to slay her enemies. Found in the bottom lane rolling around, Vayne has plenty of abilities that make her stand out from the average ADC. Vayne’s Q ability, Tumble causes Vayne to quickly roll to the target location, causing her next basic attack to deal bonus physical damage. When activating her ultimate, Final hour, Tumble also causes Vayne to temporarily become invisible for 1 second. With her ultimate activate Vayne also gains bonus attack damage for up to 12 seconds. If you want a deadly marksmen that can easily dodge skill shots and stun enemies at will then Vayne is a great choice.
Veigar – Released on 24th July 2009
Also known as the Tiny Master of Evil, Veigar might be small but he makes up for it in sheer power. Often found causing trouble in the middle lane, this powerful mage champion is not to be messed with. Veigar is one of the few champions that can indefinitely increase a stack thanks to his Baleful Strike. After killing an enemy champion or minion, Veigar gains stacks of Baleful Strike which increase his ability power permanently. By late game it’s fairly common for Veigar to have over 1000 AP which is a lot! Combine this with his ultimate ability Primordial Burst and Veigar can easily one-shot many champions. If you want to truely one shot your opponents in game then Veigar is easily the best choice.
Vel’Koz – Released on 27th February 2014
The first champion to be released in 2014, Vel’Koz is based on the Sentinels from the Matrix franchise. This weird looking tentacle creature has a range of abilities that can deal damage and stuns in multiple ways. Found in the middle or bottom lane duelling his opponents, Vel’Koz can inflict plenty of damage without getting too close. His Plasma Fission ability is very unique as it is harder to dodge than other skill shots. Once fired, a bolt will fire in a straight line until it hits a target. If the bolt does not hit anything then the bolt will automatically split in 2 firing in opposite directions. This means there are basically 2 chances for the bolt to hit enemies, once on the initial launch and again when the bolt splits into 2. If you are looking for a unique APC that doesn’t have to get too close to damage their enemies then Vel’Koz is a great pick.
Vi – Released on 19th December 2012
Inspired by police enforcement, Vi is Piltover’s Enforcer and has a huge rivalry with Jinx. A great fighter champion, Vi can be played in both the top lane and the jungle with ease. With her huge mechanical gauntlets, Vi can literally punch her enemies to death. Vi’s ultimate allows her to lock onto an enemy champion and dash towards them until she reaches them. Upon intercepting, the enemy champion is knocked up for 1.25 seconds and dealt physical damage. All enemies in the way of Vi while charging are knocked aside and receive 75% damage. Vi can also follow up with her Vault Breaker ability in which she can dash towards an enemy with her gauntlet and deal physical damage to anyone she passes through. If you want a high mobility champion that can easily get around summoner’s rift then Vi is a great choice.
Viktor – Released on 29th December 2011
Inspired by the famous Nikola Tesla, Viktor is a crazed Hexmage that specialises in dealing damage through his wild contraptions. The last champion to be released in 2011, Viktor has plenty of interesting things about him. Often found in the middle lane, Viktor has a unique item in the store that only he can use. The Prototype Hex Core is a rod that can be upgraded at any time from the store. Each upgrade grants Viktor an additional point that can be used on one of his abilities to amplify the effect. Take his Death Ray for example, when upgrading the skill he adds an aftershock to the ability that deals additional explosion damage after the initial cast. There are a total of 4 rods available all the way up to the Perfect Hex Core which grants 180 AP and 450 mana at level 18. If you like to play in the mid lane and you’re looking for a very unique champion to add to your team then Viktor ticks all the boxes.
Vladimir – Released on 27th July 2010
Inspired by Vlad the Impaler, Vladimir is a tanky mage champion that can be found in the top lane. Using his abilities he sucks the life from his enemies and sacrifices his own to deal damage. With a mix of damage dealing and healing abilities, it can be a fine line between using too much health to deal damage and not dealing enough at all. One of his unique abilities is his Sanguine Pool. When activated Vladimir sinks into a pool of blood and gains 37.5% bonus movement speed which decays over time. At the same time he becomes untargetable for 2 seconds. Any enemy who stands upon the pool are slowed by 40% and dealt magic damage every half second. The same damage dealt also heals Vladimir for 15% of the amount. With a range of damage and healing spells based on his health, Vladimir is a very unique champion and is great fun to play. If sucking the life out of your enemies sounds fun, then Vladimir is the perfect pick.
Volibear – Released on 29th November 2011
Volibear is a ferocious armoured bear that has incredible speed and durability. Often found in the top lane or jungle, Volibear prefers to savagely attack his opponents up close. This melee based champion has plenty of tricks up his sleeve and is great at starting team fights. One of his best skills for initiating fights is his Rolling Thunder, when activated Volibear gains bonus movement speed for the next 4 seconds which is doubled when moving towards a visible enemy . Volibear’s next basic attack will deal bonus physical damage and fling his target over and behind him. Any enemy flung behind him is most likely to be killed by the rest of his team. Volibear can also crowd control enemies by slowing them down by up to 50% for 3 seconds. With abilities like this, it’s hard to escape the bear! If you need a durable but fast fighter on your team then look no further than Volibear himself.
Warwick – Released on 21st February 2009
Known as the Blood Hunter, Warwick was inspired by the tale of the Werewolf. Often found running around the jungle or duelling in the top lane. Warwick is very mobile and has lots of survivability skills. His Hungering Strike ability makes Warwick swipe at the target enemy, dealing magic damage and healing himself for 80% of the damage dealt. Using this spell allows Warwick to spend a lot more time in lane. His Hunter’s Call ability when activated grants Warwick up to 80% bonus attack speed while granting half to all nearby allies. If you’re looking for a team player, then Warwick is definitely your man. If you include his deadly ultimate that suppresses the target for 1.5 seconds then Warwick is a great choice for any team looking for a solid jungler.
Wukong – Released on 26th July 2011
If you want to monkey around in LoL then look no further. Wukong is based on the ancient mythological figure Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King. Wukong’s abilities Nimbus Strike and Decoy are references to Sun Wukong’s ability to ride on clouds via his “Somersault Cloud” and to create clones of himself using strands of his hair. Often found in the top or jungle, Wukong has a great gap closer, a powerful strike and a great escape. When you combine all 3 of these abilities together he’s got all the skills to do some perfect monkey business. To top it off he has a spinning ultimate which is perfect for helping out in team fights. By spinning around on his cane Wukong knocks all enemies in the area up into the air for a brief time. If you’re looking for a cheeky monkey for your team then Wukong is definitely the obvious choice.
Xerath – Released on 5th October 2011
Xerath is a powerful mage champion that can often be found in the middle lane zapping his opponents. Designed by David “Volty” Abecassis, Xerath is a bundle of electricity which when played correctly can dominate his lane due to his immense range. His Arcanopulse ability when held down has a range of up to 1400 units and can penetrate through multiple enemies and units. With an ability with a range this large it makes it very easy to hit enemies without trading blows. Every auto attack Xerath deals against an enemy or minion will also restore a certain amount of mana, with a cooldown of 12 seconds this is a great passive that helps Xerath stay in lane for longer. If you’re looking for a long ranged mage that can easily harass and damage enemies without much of a problem then Xerath is the perfect choice.
Xin Zhao – Released on 13th July 2010
Xin Zhao was designed by Kevin “Geeves” O’Brien and was released back in 2010 at the start of season one. A master of arms, Xin Zhao is often found in the top lane or jungle battling it out with his enemies. One of his most unique abilities is his Battle Cry which allows him to heal himself every 3rd basic attack. In addition to this every 3rd attack is guaranteed to critically strike. When combined with his Three Talon Strike ability, Xin Zhao also knocks up the enemy on every 3rd strike. When dueling with enemies these skills really separate him from the rest of the champions. When played correctly, Xin Zhao can unleash plenty of damage upon his enemies and and will have your opponents running in fear.
League of Legends Champions – Y & Z
Yasuo – Released on 13th December 2013
Inspired by Miyamoto Musashi, a historical Japanese Swordsman and wandering samurai, Yasuo is a skilled swordsman who is often found in the middle lane. With plenty of complicated skills, Yasuo has a very high skill level which can greatly pay off if enough time is put into learning him. His wind wall ability allows Yasuo to summon an impenetrable wall that blocks all incoming projectiles with the exception of turret attacks. With no mana, Yasuo mainly relies on cooldowns in order to use his spells. One of his best and most useful spells is his ultimate, Last Breath. This spell can be used on any champion that is airborne and deals physical damage to the enemy. After the damage has been dealt, for the next 15 seconds Yasuo’s critical strikes ignores 50% of his targets bonus armor. If you have the time and patience to master Yasuo then you will be rewarded with multiple pentakills.
Yorick – Released on 22nd June 2011
Named after the deceased court jester from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Yorick is a durable fighter who is often found in the top lane. With a range of abilities to summon the undead and lock people in a tomb, Yorick has plenty of unique spells to use on the battlefield. One of his most unique abilities is his Dark Procession which allows him to lock an enemy champion in a circular wall of spirits around the target. This impassable terrain lasts for 4 seconds and stops any enemies from leaving the area. At the same time allies can walk through the barrier without impediment. To destroy the wall enemies, enemies must attack the wall 2 – 4 times with basic attacks in order to free themselves. If you need a durable fighter champion that is good at controlling enemies and luring them to their death then Yorick will make an excellent addition to your team.
Zac – Released on 29th March 2013
Inspired by Flubber from the film Flubber, Zac is a bouncy green creature that is capable of jumping all over the map. Made from green slime, Zac uses his body to throw himself onto his enemies. Often found in the top lane or jungle, Zac has many unique skills. With his Stretching Strike ability, Zac punches out in a line, dealing magic damage to all enemies he hits and slowing them for 2 seconds. Some other of his useful abilities are his Elastic Slingshot in which he can launch himself after channeling for 1.5 seconds. Upon landing on his enemies Zac can also activate his ultimate, Let’s Bounce! Once activated, Zac bounces up to 4 times and gains bonus movement speed as he does so, dealing damage to every enemy he hits. With such high mobility and durability, Zac is perfect for initiating team fights and causing plenty of damage in them.
Zed – Released on 13th November 2012
A highly skilled Ninja, Zed is a master of martial arts and daggers. With energy as his resource, Zed relies on cooldowns and energy regen in order to deal damage. With a range of slashes and his ultimate Death Mark, Zed is highly skilled in hand to hand combat. Often found in the middle or top lane, Zed has a fairly high skill level due to his many skill shots and Living Shadow ability. When played correctly like some professional players, Zed can easily dominate the game. His ultimate ability allows him to dash towards an enemy while becoming untargetable for 0.75 seconds. Upon arrival he applies a death mark to them and ghosts for 3 seconds, spawning a shadow at the cast location. Zed stores a percentage of all the damage he deals to the target while marked which detonates at the end of its duration to deal physical damage equal to the stored value plus 100%. If you like to assassinate your enemies in 1 fatal swipe then Zed is a great choice once mastered.
Ziggs – Released on 1st February 2012
Designed after scrapping Ivan the Mad Bomber idea, Ziggs is an explosive loving Yordle that loves to blow things up. With a range of explosives to use in game, Ziggs is quite literally spoilt for choice on what to blow his enemies up with. Ziggs bread and butter skill is his Q, the Bouncing Bomb. When thrown the bomb will bounce up to twice before exploding in an area. If at any time the bomb hits a champion or minion, it will explode. With a super large range of 1400 units, it makes it very easy to hit enemies from the other side of your lane. When he’s not throwing bombs at enemies, Ziggs can also plant a Satchel Charge which when activated will knock him or an enemy away. Ziggs can use this to jump away and even launch himself over certain terrain. If you have a short fuse and want to unleash hell on your enemies then you’ll be a perfect match for Ziggs.
Zilean – Released on 18th April 2009
Based on the character Time from the Alice in Wonderland series, Zilean is a master of all time and can control it all will. Designed by Colt “Ezreal” Hallam, Zilean can be played as a normal champion in the middle lane or as a support champion in the bottom lane. His ultimate, Chronoshift, allows him to cheat death by winding back the clock. Once placed on an allied champion or himself, for 5 seconds the target will be protected. If the champion takes fatal damage during the 5 seconds they will be put into stasis for 2 seconds and revived with a set amount of health based on Zilean’s AP. When not supporting champions, his Time bomb ability allows him to place deadly bombs that latch to enemies and detonate after 3 seconds. If you need an adaptive champion that can play more than one role and fit in with any team then Zilean should be your number one choice.
Zyra – Released on 24th July 2012
If you thought plants were useless, then think again. Zyra is a walking, talking plant, that can summoner her own plant turrets. Often found supporting in the bottom lane or fighting in the mid lane, Zyra has plenty of skills to help her fight. With her ability to root enemies, knock them up and summon plants, Zyra uses nature to her advantage. Her ability Grasping Roots, allows Zyra to root anyone in a location as well as to evolve her seeds into plants. If you need a strong champion that can adapt to any situation then Zyra is a solid pick. Related Posts:
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