That's right, League of Legends now has 161 champions?! With such a large number of champions, each with different abilities and items, it can be daunting to know who to play.
But if you have your playstyle sorted you're halfway there. Your playstyle will slot in nicely with certain champions who need to be played in that way.
So let's look at the different playstyles in League of Legends and which champions are perfect for them. Who knows, you may even find yourself a new main.
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Fighting from a distance play style
Fighting from a distance is the perfect playstyle for most ADCs... besides Nilah. The range means that they can put out lots of damage behind the safety of their tank champions, usually their support or top laner.
Champions such as Jhin and Vayne are brilliant ADCs for utilising that range. But for top lane, someone like Gnar has a range of abilities as mini-gnar which have that ranged edge. Moreover, Syndra in the mid-lane can provide some range with her abilities too, keeping her cosy under the tower.
Up close and personal
Champions such as Sett or Jax are brilliant up-close top laners. Both can also be taken into the jungle but you may struggle a bit with Sett. This playstyle is usually played by champions who have good engages, think of Malphite.
Due to how close these champions are to the enemy, they must be tanky or also have a good escape. This is why mid-lane assassins such as Akali are good for getting all up in the enemy grill too.
High-risk, high-reward play style
High-risk, high-reward champions are usually played by ADCs. Champions such as Draven who play hyper-aggressive are perfect for this role as they can put out that damage whilst endangering themselves.
Assassins such as Lee Sin or Akali are also brilliant as they have a good engage and disengage, reducing the high-risk element. Notably, a lot of these champions also have a large skill element to them. With Draven's axe catching to landing that perfect Lee Sin Q.
Sneaky and secretive play style
Sneaky and secretive champions usually utilise high mobility, or invisibility ability to help them get the flank on enemies. Similarly, Twitch, Pyke and Senna all have abilities to increase their movement speed and become "invisible".
This is particularly useful in the bot lane as getting the sneak on a pushed-up lane can prove deadly for the enemy.
Brilliant for the jungle, mobility champions have a high movement speed or an ability which means they can travel around the map fast. Quinn is one of the best for mobility as she hitches a ride from her bird friend.
Lillia officially has the highest mobility in-game, so long as she has an enemy to reach every few seconds. Definitely, this makes her a perfect jungler as she can easily reach lanes by pacing through her jungle.
The king of scaling, Veigar has infinite scaling with his Q ability. Additionally, Nasus's scaling can also provide a heavy blow for the enemy team and brings mega scaling potential.
This playstyle is definitely for those late-game League of Legends lovers. The scaling throughout the first and mid-game means that by the end game, it's pretty much game over man.
The unstrung heroes of League of Legends. These protective enchanters usually fall under the bracket of the support role. Soraka, Nami, Yuumi, and Karma are brilliant for providing support.
The play style of these champions is clinginess. Sticking usually to their ADC or other teammates who need help, they provide buffs to allies and nerfs to the enemy.
Get over here!
Arguably one of the most annoying playstyles in League of Legends. Usually, in the support role these players have one ability to pull the enemy to their team and several others to keep them there.
Champions such as Nautilus, Blitzcrank, and Thresh all have hooks that will pull the enemy into their teammates and their death. Consequently, the play style of these champions is usually quite reserved until they step forward for that pull. Kind of like the burst of the support world.
With all of these playstyles listed and arranged, what's your excuse for not knowing how to play? Get yourself back into the Rift with new confidence after reading this.