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For the Legends of Runeterra card see Recall

Recall button

Recall is an ability that all players have access to regardless of selected champion. Recall causes your champion to hard Channeling icon channel for 8 seconds. If the channel is not interrupted, the champion will be teleported to their team's fountain.


Recall is activated by either clicking the Recall button on the ability panel or by pressing the key that the button is bound to ("B" by default). Recall's channel can be interrupted by the champion performing a variety of actions such as casting abilities or moving, having health reduced by an enemy's attacks or spells or by enemy or allied displacement spells such as Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia's Crystallize Crystallize & Trundle OriginalSquare Trundle's Pillar of Ice Pillar of Ice. Things that do not break Recall's channel include: emotes (e.g. /laugh, /joke), certain summoner spells (e.g. Barrier Barrier), placing wards (unless you move in order to place that ward because it is out of range), and some items (e.g. Randuin's Omen item Randuin's Omen), and having allied spells cast on you (e.g. Janna OriginalSquare Janna's Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm)

Empowered Recall

Empowered Recall

Empowered Recall

If a champion has the Hand of Baron buff Hand of Baron or Eye of the Herald item Eye of the Herald, recall is improved:

Empowered Recall Empowered Recall: Your champion starts to hard channel for 4 seconds. If the channel is not interrupted, the champion will be teleported to their team's fountain, will restore 50% of your champion's maximum health, 50% of your champion's maximum mana and will gain 50% bonus movement speed for 8 seconds. (Self range) (0 second cooldown)

Enhanced Recall

Enhanced Recall

Enhanced Recall (Dominion)

When Dominion was released, Recall was remade to fit in to the game mode's fast-paced style, creating Enhanced Recall which has a 4.5 second channel time.

Improved Recall

In Season Two, the Utility mastery tree included the tier 1 mastery Improved Recall mastery 2013.png Improved Recall to reduce the channel time of Recall by 1 second and Enhanced Recall by 0.5 seconds.

In Season 2014, the Utility mastery tree included the tier 1 mastery Phasewalker mastery 2014.png Phasewalker to reduce Recall's channel time by 1 second and Enhanced Recall by 0.5 seconds.

Development History

Recall (spell)

Recall (summoner spell)

The Recall function was originally tied to Blue Pill item Blue Pill, a purchasable alpha item that could be activated to return to base. The function was then made into an optional summoner spell, and eventually into a feature inherent in all champions.

Recall Animation

Since V1.0.0.140 patch, new champions and certain skins, like legendary skins (e.g. Cho'Gath BattlecastPrimeCircle Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath), have received a special recall animation and a few have received special quotes. Additionally, when an older champion gets a visual upgrade, all of their skins are outfitted with a new recall animation.

Since the release of Vi OriginalSquare Vi, with the exception of Quinn OriginalSquare Quinn, the recall animations between the classic skin and the first released alternate skin of a Champion differ from one another. For example, classic Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian folds his guns before him, while Lucian HiredGunCircle Hired Gun Lucian produces a chair to sit in with drinks in hand.

Player Disconnection

When a player leaves the game his or her champion will automatically attempt to walk back to base. Soon after arriving at the base, the champion becomes invincible; this is to prevent enemies from using global abilities (like Karthus OriginalSquare Karthus' Requiem Requiem and Draven OriginalSquare Draven's Whirling Death Whirling Death) to instantly kill champions that have disconnected early in the game. Players who have disconnected prior to the game starting are also granted invincibility.


  • Recall is not visible through the fog of war, but if a recalling champion was seen recalling before being obscured by fog of war, the sound can still be heard.
  • It is possible to be damaged while recalling, but still return to base. This happens if the damage is taken within 0.1 seconds before the channel completes.
    • If this happens while recalling with very low health, it is actually possible to arrive dead at the base.


  • The old Blue Pill item Blue Pill is possibly a reference to the film The Matrix. In the film Neo is offered the chance to take a red or a blue pill, signifying his choice of whether to continue living in the world he knows or to wake up.
  • It was previously possible for champions with abilities that make them dash to an enemy champion to follow an enemy that has just finished recalling and teleported to base, making the champion fly all the way to the enemy base.
    • Projectiles will still do so.
  • If you recall while the Nexus is destroyed, the camera will attempt to center on your champion rather than the exploding Nexus.
  • When Ryze OriginalSquare Ryze was first remade, an oversight allowed him to use Recall to trigger his Arcane Mastery old Arcane Mastery passive, so he could refresh the cooldowns of all of his abilities by simply rapidly pressing the recall key.
  • Xayah OriginalSquare Xayah and Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan are the first champions to be able to interact and affect recall mechanically.


League of Legends - The Recalls (All Recall Animations June 2014 Update)

League of Legends - The Recalls (All Recall Animations June 2014 Update)

Patch History

Unknown Patch
  • Patch 4.4 change reverted. Recall will now not be cancelled upon taking damage while being shielded.
  • The window just before a recall finishes in which you can take damage and it won't interrupt the recall is now normalized at 0.1 seconds.
  • If you had the item shop open while recalling and your recall is interrupted for any reason, your item shop will now forcibly close.
  • Damaging a shielded champion will now interrupt Recall, even if the shield is not broken.
  • Icon updated.
  • Added new recall particles.
  • Improved Recall mastery 2013.png Improved Recall Improved Recall no longer causes the Recall Recall sound to keep playing after the player cancels the spell.
  • Recall Recall particles no longer appear on champions as they come out of Fog of War.
  • Champions will now attempt to run home immediately when disconnecting, rather than attempting to Recall Recall.
  • Disconnected players will now run home if the Recall Recall is interrupted.
  • Now has a buff icon and sound.
  • Fixed a bug where for some machines the Blue Pill item Blue Pill image covers the first summoner spell slot.
June 19, 2009 Patch
  • Blue Pill item Blue Pill particle now correctly disappears upon being canceled or broken.
April 11, 2009 Patch
  • Removed buff icon for Teleport Home.
Alpha Week 7
Alpha Week 6
  • Teleport Home skill now has a new particle that matches its duration.
Alpha Week 5
  • Blue Pill item Blue Pill cast time increased to 8 seconds from 4 seconds.
  • Teleport Home is now also bound to "b" and added as a button in the HUD.
Alpha Week 4
  • Cast time on Teleport Home (Hotkey 7) increased to 8 seconds from 4 seconds.
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