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Sight

Quinn OriginalSquare Quinn using Heightened Senses Heightened Senses. Note the KrugSquare Krug camp at the top left, normally not visible from her position.

Sight icon Sight is a property of units, structures, and certain summoner spells, items, and abilities in League of Legends that represents a team possessing vision of a target area. Inversely, the area of the map in which a team does not have sight over is known as the Fog of War, a common hallmark of the RTS genre which is represented visually as a dark shroud over the terrain.

Possessing sight is necessary to observe most information about any non-allied units in the game. Such information can include, among many other things, the unit's current location, direction, health, mana, possessed buffs and purchased items, making the acquisition and denial of sight one of the most crucially important skills to learn in high levels of play.

All units in the game will grant vision up to a specific radius:

There are two obstacles that exist towards regular sight - impassable terrain (which is always opaque to vision granted by units, structures and most items and abilities) and Brushmaker Brush (which is opaque towards vision when viewed from the outside inwards and not the reverse). Such barriers will also block vision of any areas that are directly behind them from the sight-granting unit. Units that can directly observe an area around these obstacles are commonly described as having line of sight towards that area.

Sight can be removed in three ways - the withdrawal of any sight-granting units, abilities or items from the vicinity, the expiration of a sight-granting debuff or spell, or directly with the Nearsight icon nearsight debuff (which currently only exists with Graves OriginalSquare Graves' Smoke Screen Smoke Screen, Nocturne OriginalSquare Nocturne's Paranoia Paranoia, and Quinn OriginalSquare Quinn's Blinding Assault Blinding Assault). Be noted, however, that despite looking like such, Rek'Sai OriginalSquare Rek'Sai's Burrow Burrow does not necessarily nearsight her, as she conserves allied vision.

TrueSight Rek'Sai

A pink eye symbol above a unit usually indicates true sight.

True Sight icon True sight is a unique form of sight linked to the detection of Twilight Shroud old2 stealthed units. A unit that is stealthed is not affected by standard sight and is only visible with a source of true sight nearby. All sources of true sight currently in the game also provide standard sight - otherwise, true sight follows the same rules as standard sight. True sight does not infiltrate Nearsight icon nearsightedness.

Sweeper Drone icon Obscured vision is a form of detection that does not innately reveal units nor make them targetable in any sort of way. Instead, the unit's position is distinguished through their movement patterns and silhouette. This mechanic currently only exists in Rek'Sai OriginalSquare Rek'Sai's Burrow Burrow, Fiddlesticks OriginalSquare Fiddlesticks' A Harmless Scarecrow A Harmless Scarecrow, Oracle Lens item Oracle Lens, and Oracle's Extract item Oracle's Extract.

Stealth Ward icon Unobstructed vision is a type of sight that permeates through terrain. It allows the unit to be able to see beyond their sight radius if otherwise obstructed (Brushmaker Brush). However, it can still be shrouded by Nearsight icon nearsight. Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn's Shadow Step Shadow Step and Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol's Comet of Legend Comet of Legend are the two only abilities that benefit from this mechanic.

The objects listed below are abilities and items that can temporarily grant sight of an area or enemy, as well as which of those abilities and items grant true sight.

Standard Sight

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Champion Abilities

Items

Jungle Plants

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Champion Abilities

Items

Summoner Spells

Other

True Sight

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Items

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Champion Abilities

Summoner Spells

Gameplay Elements
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