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Examples of champions and their assigned classes

Every champion in League of Legends has an assigned class, with a limited number also possessing a secondary class. This class represents a defined set of patterns in player's behavior, responses and reactions to environment (including but not exclusive to enemies and own team). This may also include preferred item and ability paths, summoner spells, stats or runes.

The available classes are as follows:

Development

As of V3.10, a champion's primary and secondary tags are now listed separately in the client's champion overviews. However, the in-client Summoner Profile and champion select only feature filters by primary attribute. The official champion list will use both primary and secondary indiscriminately when filtering by attribute.

On April 14th, 2016, Riot announced the intent to rework Champion Classes[1]. The full list of champions was released on June 1st, 2016.[2] At this time, a small number of champions are unclassified.

Most notably, the changes include:

  • The renaming of Assassins into Slayers, and Supports into Controllers.
  • Adding subclasses to all classes.
  • Substantially less champions with a secondary class.

On May 24th, 2017, Riot followed up with a final draft of the intended changes.[3] At this point, the League of Legends Wiki updated to using the new class structure.

Changes include:

  • Disruptor subclass of Controller removed.
  • Catcher subclass added to Controller, with a substantial rearranging of "support" champions.
  • Unclassified was formally recognized as a class, conjecturally referred to on the Wiki as Specialist. This class absorbed many of the former Disruptors.

While not yet active within the client or on the website, Riot employees and shoutcasters now actively use the new class system.

After nearly 4 years without any formal implementation of the new class system by Riot, in January 2021 the League of Legends Wiki reinstated the legacy class system alongside the revised one. This is so that the information provided on the wiki matches the information that most players have access to.

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Trivia

  • Four champions currently contain a Class within their title: The Undead Juggernaut The Undead Juggernaut, The Crystal Vanguard The Crystal Vanguard, The Rogue Assassin The Rogue Assassin and The Chain Warden The Chain Warden. Except Akali, not one of these champions is in their implied class.
  • The given Class only represents the role that a champion was explicitly designed to fulfil, and their recommended items will be geared toward fulfilling the role. However, players are free to explore whatever variation they desire - such as Mage icon.png Artillery Kog'Maw Kog'Maw.
  • Before the classes and subclasses changes, there were very few champions with just single class and most of those were either mages or marksmen. As of November 10th, 2019, only 10 champions feature secondary classes.
  • Jayce Jayce and Varus Varus are the only physical-damage champions to have ever been classified as Mage icon.png Mages. During the development of the class rework, Gangplank Gangplank was briefly classified as a Mage icon.png Burst champion.
  • Prior to the class rework:
    • Nidalee Nidalee was once classified as an assassin and controller.
    • Kayle Kayle was once classified as a fighter and controller.
    • Urgot Urgot was once classified as a marksman and tank.
    • Ashe Ashe was once classified as a marksman and controller.
  • Rakan Rakan was the first champion released with Controller icon.png Controller as their only class. Before him, all other "supports" had a secondary class.

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