Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tristana Tutorial

  Okay, I'm going to upload Reginald's Tristana Tutorial. Why Tristana? She's an underrated high tier 5v5 champ and is also one of my favorites to play.

  Tristana is a ranged carry. She excels at mid and can harass very well while keeping a last hit going. Her passive increases her range every time she levels meaning once she hits level 18 or she can fire away at people at great distances (including from the other side of walls). Her E spell is great farming, you'll clear through herds of minions in a few shots with E maxed out. Her W is well used with auto-cast (Point mouse to where you want to land, Alt > Click, using this method you can always quickly jump to your maximum distance). She can snipe characters down that are tower hugging while still standing outside of the tower's range. She can protect towers from groups of enemies and protects carries with her ulti.

So next time you're at the champ selection screen and want to try out a new character, give Trist a try, I promise she won't let you down.

-Blog Master

Item Efficiency Database

Thanks to Solomid, there is an item efficiency chart so you can check which items are really worth buying.

This database is a couple weeks old but still shows everything before the new item and the manamune. It gives you efficiency scores along with notes. Also it shows how efficient a snowball item is when its first bought, broke even, and full.

A great tool for knowing which items you should buy, and which items you definitely shouldn't buy to maximize your item:gold ratio :D

Item Efficiency Spreadsheet

Thanks Dret from Solomid!
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Zone Control

Heres a popular video by Shurelia on Zone Control.

This concept actually won me my last game a few minutes ago keeping the enemy away from the creep fights and reducing their experience (denying minions & zone control)


Last Hitting

     Last Hitting is the most important part of the laning phase. Last hitting always comes before harassing and should be done constantly between ganks. Last hitting is your key to getting the most money while laning.

     The reasons you should always last hit are:
  • It's faster to last hit a bunch of minions by only attacking them once and getting the gold than hacking away at one minion at a time for the gold.
  • It saves you health from being in the minion fray as you just wait on the side for a minion to drop to the right health.
  • It keeps your lane pushed back which is always a good thing for a couple reasons. You'll get tower support during fights. You won't get ganked from behind like you would if you were pushed to the enemies tower. It gives you a lot of room to kill your enemies before they can run back to their turret. It gives space for your jungle/mid to come down and gank your enemies

     Last hitting comes with practice. It's like a natural skill that comes from the right timing. You'll get used to the timing over time (haha get it? ;]) You'll see how different characters attack animations and attack speeds are and you'll get used to running up to a creep when the creep has the right amount of health at the right time to get the profit.

    Practice last hitting! It is a required skill to properly lane safely with the most amount of gold.

Custom Skins

Ever wanted a cool skin for free? Well now you can! The only problem is, you're the only person that will be able to see it. But still, maybe it'll give you the extra edge in your games as a batman pantheon and many, many others.

Custom skins are NOT against the LoL T.o.S.

They have to be downloaded from third party websites.
They have to be installed into your game folders.

Now that I cleared that part up.

You can find the custom skins you want to download there.

If you don't want to do it manually, then here is a program that will automatically install the skins for you!

Automatic Skin Installer By Tsou

If you hate robots, then there is a guide to install custom skins manually.


They say the best way to learn, is to teach. But in League of Legends, there isn't much teaching that goes around, its mainly learn on your own as you go. This is where livestreams come into play.

Livestreams are "Live Streams". They are streaming videos of people playing AS you're watching them. You can watch the view from their computer screen of every click they make. It is the best way to learn what to do and how to do it in League of Legends besides reading the forums.

I personally do not have my own livestream, but I can give you a few links to help you find the one you want to watch. (also they are real people playing so they do sleep and eat and have lives, so they wont be live 24/7, you have to kinda figure out their schedule of when they play)
(This is my personal favorite. This right here is HotShotGG's stream. I've watched him for months and even watched him begin and end in the NA WCG. With over 1k viewers at all times, his stream is easily the best to watch)
(used to be the home of reginald and AoN but I'm not quite sure if it still is, haven't really paid attention since I never watch ;]. Amazing players though nonetheless)

 Nuclear Squirrel's Comprehensive Stream List

Well there ya go. 
Nuclear Squirrel's stream list should give you a stream to watch at any point in the day haha.
Different people primarily use different characters and different playstyles so it's very essential to get a nice broad spectrum to put together as your own.

Happy viewing! :D

What Character Do I Buy!!?!?

Whenever I had enough IP for a new character, the question always came up, "What character do I buy??".
Everytime I asked myself this question I would end up looking everywhere for information on all my choices and creating forum posts and trying to figure out which one I wanted to use my hard earned IP on.

It was always a tough decision and knowing after I pick one I won't be picking again for quite a while :O so I always put a lot of thought into it but still wanted every character unlocked in the end.

So for those who are still in the character buying phase and need an idea of which characters to buy, here is my list of my favorite characters of all levels:

Annie- Shes a great ranged caster champion. Shes amazing at solo. Shes great crowd control. She has a pet named Tibbers. Quick ulti cooldown. Great at farming. Has an awesome stun and amazing nuke combos.

 Dr. Mundo- Can be built as either tank or DPS. Awesome harassment. Quick ulti cooldown. Can regenerate loads of his health often.

Garen- Can spin at crazy OP speeds. Silence. Can tank or DPS. Can regenerate his health at awesome speeds from his passive and with a doran's shield. Can KS everyone with his ulti. A must buy.

Kayle- Great support. Great DPS. Can put a shield on herself or her teamates. Can Heal. A must have character for a great team.

Morgana- Great support. Great damage with the right ability power. Crowd Control. Amazing farmer. Multiple stuns.

 Singed- One of the best tanks. Can deal a lot of damage to their whole team with poison. Good Farmer.

Miss Fortune- This spot would have been Tristana's spot previously. Ranged DPS. Insane Damage. Awesome crowd hitting ulti. Good Chaser. One of the best carrys in the game.

Okay, there you have it, my favorite characters that are totally worth the buy in my opinion.

And, I'm not saying all the other characters aren't good. I own nearly every champ and have played them all and there is no champ I don't like and there is no champ I can't win a game with. It's all a matter of preference.

Bottoms Up! .. Builds!

Okay, lets begin. When I first started playing League of Legends I obviously started off at level one. Had some previous skill in dota but the whole game was new to me. I started to play some games and tried different characters. But there was always one thing that got on my nerves... I didn't have a clue on what items I should be buying and I really didn't like the recommended items, so I needed to find builds.

For my first "real" post on this blog I decided to work my way up, (since, of course, it IS a blog) I will begin with the essentials to everyday LoL.


If you imagine facing opponents that play at the same skill level as you (yar right with Riot's matchmaking) and the same characters as you, the team that is going to win is the team that built their items correctly.
You have your item categories in the shop menu (hopefully your aware of the categories and how to use them)
Obviously, you want to counter the other team's items and at the same time, become stronger with your items. You have to learn which characters use magic spells, notice whos going for ability power, and stack your magic resist. Notice someone going pure attack speed, buy a thornmail. Learn to play a role in a team, for example, if your team is 4 dps characters obviously your team is surely lacking a bit of tankage, so pick up some health/armor if your able.
These things come in time and practice.

For now, I'll leave you guys with links to a couple GREAT sites with GREAT builds to start off with:
They won't always work, but they're a great starting ground to build off of.

LeagueCraft (Community>Guides>Champion Guides)
Mobafire (Browse Builds>Click Character Picture>Filter)

Leaguecraft is said to be better for more updated builds/guides, but I also see a lot of good ones on moba.

Be sure to build "Item Awareness", learn your items, what to buy, where they go, when to get them, how they work, and when to buy them.
You're nothing without your items. And you're nothing with BAD items.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Welcome to All There Is To Know League of Legends!

I made this blog because I really wanted to make a blog but didn't have any ideas. I began to think of my everyday life and instantly LoL pops to my head.

So I am here, you can call me "Blog Master", to create a large database of everything to League of Legends in blog form.

There will be many updates, guides, videos, screenshots, builds, and things about LoL discussed. Everything a noob to the top player would want to read.

Be sure to bookmark and share your opinions :]