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Recall is an ability that all players have, regardless of the champion they are playing. It causes your champion to channel for a few seconds after a brief delay. If the channel is not interrupted, it causes the champion to appear at their team's fountain.


Possessing the following buffs or items will upgrade Recall Recall into Empowered Recall Empowered Recall:




  • Recall is activated by either clicking on its icon in the HUD or by pressing the selected key bind (B is set to the default).
  • Recall's Channeling icon channel is interrupted by Grounded icon ground and Root icon root.
  • Recall's Channeling icon channel is not Silence icon interrupted by taking damage in the final 0.1 seconds before it completes.
  • Damage fully mitigated by a Hybrid resistances icon shield won't cancel Recall.
  • Death's Dance's Death's Dance's Ignore Pain damage does not interrupt Recall.
  • If a normal Recall is being channeled, and the Empowered Recall Empowered Recall is gained, activating Recall again will cause the channel to be overridden by the Empowered Recall.
  • Recall is not visible through the fog of war, but if a Recalling champion was seen Recalling before being obscured from Sight icon sight, the sound effects can still be heard, but this does not necessarily mean the channel was completed.
  • When a player disconnects from the game, instead of Recalling, they will manually walk back to their base. After some time, their champion will become completely invincible.


The following table refers for interactions while the user is Channeling icon channeling Recall:

Type Channel
Attacking Interrupts
Abilities Interrupts
Movement Interrupts
Items Usable Shurelya's Battlesong Shurelya's Battlesong Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade Randuin's Omen Randuin's Omen
Disabled N/A
Interrupted by All item-actives not specified above interrupt
Consumables Usable, but Eye of the Herald Eye of the Herald interrupts.
Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite
Disabled N/A
Interrupted by Flash Flash Teleport Teleport Hexflash Hexflash Mark Mark Dash Dash
Interrupted by
  • Damaging effects
  • Death
  • Grounded icon Grounding effects
  • Stun icon Immobilizing effects
  • Silence icon Cast-inhibiting effects
  • Enhanced Recall[]

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    When Dominated Dominion profileicon Dominion was released, Recall was remade to fit in to the game mode's fast-paced style, creating Enhanced Recall which had a much shorter cast time.

    Improving Recall[]

    In Season Two, the Utility Mastery Tree included the Tier 1 Mastery Improved Recall mastery 2013 Improved Recall that reduced the channel time of Recall by 1 second and Enhanced Recall by 0.5 seconds.

    In Season Four, the Utility Mastery Tree included the Tier 1 Mastery Phasewalker mastery 2014 Phasewalker that reduced Recall's channel time by 1 second and Enhanced Recall by 0.5 seconds.

    Development History[]

    Recall old

    Recall (summoner spell)

    The Recall function was originally tied to Blue Pill 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 Skin Legendary skins (e.g. Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath 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 Vi, with the exception of Quinn Quinn, the Recall animations between the classic skin and the first released alternate skin of a champion differ from one another. For example, Original Lucian Original Lucian folds his guns before him, while Hired Gun Lucian Hired Gun Lucian produces a chair to sit in with drinks in hand; or Original Neeko Original Neeko grows a tree and blend in with it, while Winter Wonder Neeko Winter Wonder Neeko produces an ice ring and perform on it.

    Since 2018, most new skins are priced at 1350 RP 1350 or higher, new skins are almost guaranteed to have new recall animation. However, Prestige skin Prestige Points Prestige skin can reuse the base skin animations.

    Although Recall is disabled on the Howling Abyss icon Howling Abyss, attempting to do so by pressing the key bound to it will play the animation for the respective champion or skin. If player has a Little Legend, it also uses its recall animation if it has one.

    In patch V9.11, players in the Season 2019 - Challenger 1 Challenger rank of the league system were given special, golden particles for their Recall animation. These particles would only be visibly golden for the 'regular' Recall but not for Empowered Recall Empowered Recall nor the minimap representation of Recall. Additionally, this special Recall animation would play in all unranked queues and ranked queues, but only in the particular ranked queue they are Challenger in (be it Solo/Duo Queue or Flex Queue).


    • The second icon of Recall Recall was modified for several game assets.
    • It was previously possible for champions with abilities that make them Dash 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.
    • If you Recall while the Nexus is destroyed, the camera will attempt to center on your champion rather than the exploding Nexus.
    • When Ryze Ryze was first remade, an oversight allowed him to use Recall to trigger his Arcane Mastery Arcane Mastery passive, so he could refresh the cooldown of all of his abilities by simply rapidly pressing the Recall key.
    • Xayah Xayah and Rakan Rakan are the first champions to be able to interact and affect Recall mechanically.
    • Neeko Neeko can command the clone she spawns with Shapesplitter Shapesplitter to play her Recall animation.
    • In Teamfight Tactics Set 3, the animation for the when three Mech-Pilot Mech-Pilot units merge into the Super-Mech is borrowed from Recall.



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    Sound Effects[]

    Channel (Recall)
    Channel completion (Recall)
    Channel (Empowered Recall)
    Channel completion (Empowered Recall)

    Patch History[]

    • Bug Fix: Channel is now properly interrupted by Grounded icon ground and Root icon root.
    • Challenger Recall
      • In all unranked queues, Challenger players will now see a special recall animation in-game.
      • In ranked queues, Challenger players will only see the special recall animation in the particular queue they are Challenger in.
      • The Challenger Recall appears any time the normal recall would play, but does not override Baron-buffed recalls nor the blue effect on the minimap, to preserve gameplay readability.
      • If a player demotes out of Challenger, the Challenger Recall will go away and only reappear if the player gets back into the rank.
    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 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 Blue Pill image covers the first summoner spell slot.
    June 19, 2009 Patch
    • Blue Pill 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 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.