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There are League of Legends terms that are used in and outside the game, with some terms being used to simplify and facilitate rapid communication. This is a list of these terms and their definitions.

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1v1
A challenge to a duel.
A custom game between two players. Usually done on Howling Abyss icon Howling Abyss but occasionally done on Summoner's Rift icon Summoner's Rift in mid lane. Could also refer to Showdown.
A champion's capability of winning trades against an enemy champion. Fighters like Jax OriginalSquare Jax and Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia have good 1v1 capabilities.

A

AA
Auto attack
Basic attack, which is nicknamed Auto attack since the champion can repeat without new orders.
AAS
Archangel's Staff item Archangel's Staff.
ABAM
All Blind All Mid: a custom game type where players pick champions in Blind Pick to fight only in the middle lane.
Ace
When all champions on a team are dead at the same time.
To kill the last living champion on the opposing team.
Active
Abilities possessed by champions and certain items that require activating (via clicking and/or hitting a key) to function, as opposed to "passive".
AD
Attack damage icon Attack damage.
ADAM
All Draft All Mid: a custom game type where players pick a champion to only fight in the middle lane.
ADC
Attack Damage Carry: a champion that deals high amounts of attack damage as the match progresses. Can also refer to the Bottom icon bottom role assumed by a Marksman icon marksman.
AFK
Away From Keyboard: a player who is not currently in control of their champion in a match.
Agency
How much control a player have over a situation or how much a player is capable of responding an enemy's actions. For example, enchanter supports are often said the remove agency from assassins because enchanter supports can deny all possibilities of an assassin from doing their job (to burst squishies) without them being able to do anything back, effectively removing all control the assassin has over the match.
Aggro
The targeting priority (or enmity) of an A.I. controlled minion, turret, monster, etc.
Ali
Alistar OriginalSquare Alistar.
Ani
Aniv
Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia.
AoE
Death Lotus Area of effect.
AP
Ability power icon Ability power.
AR
All Random. Used in ARAM and AR URF.
ARAM
Reroll All Random All Mid: A matched game type where players randomly pick a champion to play on the Howling Abyss icon Howling Abyss.
ArP
ArPen
Armor penetration icon Armor penetration.
AS
Attack speed icon Attack speed.
Assassin
A champion type whose forte is rapidly ambushing and slaying enemy champions. They have abilities that may include stealthing themselves or having a strong Dash dash skill.
Aura
A passive ability that usually applies to the champion and those around the champion.
Aura platform
Aura bot
A champion who is equipped with multiple aura-producing items to assist teammates.
Atmog's
A deprecated build that utilized Atma's Impaler item Atma's Impaler and Warmog's Armor item Warmog's Armor. Could also be referred to as Warma's.


B

B
Back: to retreat in the general direction of your base or away from the enemy.
Recall Recall: To return to the base by pressing the "B" key by default.
Babysit
For one champion to continually assist another champion in order to assist them in getting more powerful.
For a champion (usually jungler) to cover a lane and see to it that the minions don't push to the friendly tower, while the usual laning champion is temporarily elsewhere.
Bait
To feign weakness in order to lure the enemy into a trap.
Ball
The untargetable mobile object under Orianna OriginalSquare Orianna's command.
Banana
Soraka OriginalSquare Soraka's autoattack which is shaped like a banana. Inspiration for Soraka OrderoftheBananaCircle Order of the Banana Soraka.
Baron
Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor.
Hand of Baron buff Hand of Baron. (Aka "Baron Buff")
Base
The walled area where the shop, nexus and inhibitors are situated.
BC
Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver
BD
Backdoor
To attack the enemy's nexus while most of them are focused elsewhere. Typically this is done by sneaking through the jungle and only becoming revealed to the opposing team as late as possible.
To capture a capture point, typically the middle one, which is close to the enemy fountain and surrounded by two other enemy capture points.
BE
BE icon Blue Essence
Bear
Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear
Annie OriginalSquare Annie's Summon- Tibbers Summon Tibbers
Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr's Bear Stance Bear Stance
Bench
The swap available champion pool in ARAM.
For the TFT meaning, see here.
BF
BFS
B. F. Sword item B. F. Sword.
BG
Bad Game.
Bird
Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia.
Sometimes refers to the crows from Fiddlesticks OriginalSquare Fiddlesticks' Dark Wind Dark Wind.
Biscuit
Total Biscuit of Everlasting Will item Total Biscuit of Everlasting Will
Blitz
Blitzcrank OriginalSquare Blitzcrank.
Blue
Blue Buff: Crest of Insight buff Crest of Insight. By extension, can also refer to the Blue SentinelSquare Blue Sentinel.
Glyphs, a removed type of rune.
BM
Bad mannered / bad manners, to perform ludicrous actions meant to taunt an enemy at a disadvantage.
Boosted (animal)
Describes a lower skilled player that has been undeservingly placed in a higher skill bracket. (Coined by Michael Santana)
BoRK
BotRK
BRK
Blade of the Ruined King item Blade of the Ruined King.
Bot
Bottom lane.
The Quarry/Boneyard capture points in Dominated Dominion profileicon Dominion.
An A.I. controlled champion.
When used alongside a mechanic name or ability name or letter, it means a champion that is extremely reliant on that particular mechanic or ability to work in a certain stage of the game. For example, Nidalee OriginalSquare Nidalee is often called a heal bot, since her Primal Surge Primal Surge is the ability that defines Nidalee's late game, with the rest of her kit falling off. See also: Ult bot.
Bot game
Co-op vs. AI.
A custom game where nearly all of the players are bots.
Box
Boxes
Shaco OriginalSquare Shaco's Jack in the Box Jack in the Box
BRB
Be right back.
Broken
When something within the game is viewed as grossly imbalanced or malfunctioning (a champion, an item, a spell, etc.).
Bruteforce
To agressively push an objective without regard for enemy counterattack.
BT
Bloodthirster item The Bloodthirster.
Buff
(Abilities) A positive effect applied to a champion.
(Patch) An official modification to the game mechanics which makes something more powerful, as opposed to a "nerf".
(Jungle) Red BramblebackSquare Red Buff or Blue SentinelSquare Blue Buff.
Bug
A defect in the mechanics of the game that is not intended.
Kha'Zix OriginalSquare Kha'Zix.
Skarner OriginalSquare Skarner.
Rek'Sai OriginalSquare Rek'Sai.
Burst
A large amount of damage being dealt in a short time, pertaining particularly to the damage dealt by a single champion. Nuke is also a commonly used term.
BV
Banshee's Veil item Banshee's Veil.

C

Cait
Caitlyn OriginalSquare Caitlyn.
Camp
To gank the same enemy laner multiple times in a short amount of time. Can be effective at making them fall behind or to tilt them.
A jungle monster's spawn location.
Cap
Rabadon's Deathcap item Rabadon's Deathcap.
Wooglet's Witchcap item Wooglet's Witchcap.
To capture a point in Dominion.
A limit which something can not exceed (For instance, attack speed is capped at 2.5 attacks per second).
Care
To be careful, implying a possible gank incoming or any other kind of danger.
Carry
A champion that generally starts off weaker than other champions, but becomes more powerful as the game progresses.
The action of being ultimately responsible for winning a game.
Cass
Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia.
Caster
A champion whose main source of damage is their abilities. The damage can be either magic or physical damage, and can scale with either Ability power icon AP or Attack damage icon AD.
Blue Caster MinionSquare Caster minion.
Cat
Nidalee OriginalSquare Nidalee.
Rengar OriginalSquare Rengar.
Yuumi OriginalSquare Yuumi.
CC
Stun icon Crowd control: A category of status effects which limit movement or actions.
CD
Cooldown
Waiting for an ability's cooldown to finish before commencing an action.
CDR
Cooldown reduction icon Cooldown reduction.
Chain CC
To consecutively use multiple crowd control spells on an enemy champion.
Champ
A champion; a particular character that the summoner calls on and controls.
Char
Short for "character", used to mean champion.
Cheese
A strategy, often early game oriented, that allows a player to kill or otherwise significantly cripple an enemy (generally during the first two levels), gain a lead, then snowball. Cheeses are often unusual, and can be effective against enemies that do not expect them. However, should those cheese strategies fail, the enemy will be the one at a significant advantage. Also, cheeses often don't work against prepared enemies, or if the player fails to take advantage of their lead and let the enemy recover.
Cho
Cho'Gath OriginalSquare Cho'Gath.
Classic
The standard MOBA game mode in which players focus on laning, pushing minion waves, and destroying the enemy structures.
Summoner's Rift icon Summoner's Rift and Twisted Treeline icon Twisted Treeline.
Clash
Name of the tournament system used in League of Legends icon League of Legends.
Clown fiesta
A derogatory term used to refer to games, especially from lower elos, where one or both teams have no coordination or proper strategy, and the champion compositions are random and poorly planned.
A teamfight where, from the spectator point of view, is difficult to properly understand what exactly happened.
Clutch move
To perform a well-timed action while under pressure.
Collapsing
When allied players converge and overwhelm the enemy team.
Commit
To not retreat. To stay in a fight until the battle is over, or until your champion is slain.
Counter gank
Setting up an ambush in immediate response to an enemy ambush with the intention of negating or thwarting the advantage gained by the enemy's attack.
Counter jungle
To slay the neutral creeps in the enemy's side of the jungle, depriving the enemy team of buffs, gold and experience.
Counter pick
To choose a particular champion during the selection phase in order to oppose a particular enemy champion.
Counterplay
Things that one can do to counteract or minimize the impact or dominance of a champion, ability, item, or rune. For example, against an ability that is a skillshot, the main counterplay is to dodge it.
Counterpush
To neutralize a shove or splitpush.
Cover
A player request for another teammate to hold the player's lane while they're not there. (See "babysit" and "hold.")
Cow
Alistar OriginalSquare Alistar and more specifically Alistar MooCowCircle Moo Cow Alistar.
Crash
A term describing when a game stops working properly and shuts down.
A derogatory term referring to the Clash tournament system.
Creep
The perception that an amount of something has gradually increased in the game when compared to the past. This could be caused by multiple changes, such as direct buffs to champion potential, nerfs to deterrents, etc. For example, cooldown reduction creep is used to refer to Cooldown reduction icon cooldown reduction being more abundant in items and easier to obtain for more champions, compared to the past.
Creeps
Monsters or minions.
Crown
Rabadon's Deathcrown item Rabadon's Deathcrown.
Wooglet's Witchcrown item Wooglet's Witchcrown.
CS
Creep Score, an adapted DotA term. The amount of creeps killer.
The Dominated Dominion profileicon Crystal Scar.
Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean's Chronoshift Chronoshift.
Custom
Custom game: the match mode created by player with the freedom to determine the team size, map, A.I. controlled champion participation and install a password for limited access.
Cup
Chalice of Harmony item Chalice of Harmony or Athene's Unholy Grail item Athene's Unholy Grail.
Another name for a Clash tournament.
Cupcake
Caitlyn OriginalSquare Caitlyn's Yordle Snap Trap Yordle Snap Trap.
Caitlyn OriginalSquare Caitlyn (coined by Vi OriginalSquare Vi)
Lulu BittersweetCircle Bittersweet Lulu's Whimsy polymorphed victims
CV
Clairvoyance Clairvoyance.

D

Dar
Darius OriginalSquare Darius.
D
The first of two summoner spells the player can allot, bound to D by default.
Def
Defend: to protect the tower or base without attacking aggressively.
DFG
Deathfire Grasp item Deathfire Grasp.
DC
Disconnected.
Dirt Dragon
Mountain DrakeSquare Mountain Drake
Debuff
A negative effect applied to a champion; the opposite of a buff.
Deny
Denial
To kill allied minions or pets, preventing the opponent from earning the gold and experience from killing them. While this feature is common in other MOBA games it is intentionally absent from League of Legends and replaced with zoning tactics.
Dive
To pursue a specific target into a highly dangerous area, typically beneath an enemy turret.
Dodge
To disband champion select without mutual consent.
A deprecated champion statistic, which determined the possibility to avoid a basic attack.
Following the removal of the dodge global stat, it is the status effect granted by Jax OriginalSquare Jax's Counter Strike Counter Strike.
Dog
Doge
Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus.
Dom
Dominion
A game mode that differs from the classic MOBA-style gameplay, and focuses on seizing capture points.
Donger
Heimerdinger OriginalSquare Heimerdinger (coined by Michael Santana.
DoT
Blaze Damage over time effect.
DotA
Defense of the Ancients: Allstars: a successful mod created from Warcraft 3. It has inspired similar games such as League of Legends. "Dota" is also used to categorize games of this particular sub-genre within the real-time strategy genre.
DPS
Damage per second. A measure of how much damage a champion or team can deal each second.
A champion who specializes in dealing steady sustained damage.
Drag
Drake
DragonSquare Dragon.
Drain effect
Ravenous Hunter rune Drain effect is a conjectural term for various healing effects that are based on damage dealt, but are not Life steal icon life steal and Spell vamp icon spell vamp.
Drain tank
Drain tanking
The act of lifestealing (or using spellvamp/other forms of sustain in case of casters) damage done against enemies to tank their damage. Champions which do this are difficult to kill, especially in 1x1 situations, because they heal through all the damage done, and even if they don't do a lot of damage back, they can win the duel just because the enemy cannot burst them down quickly enough to prevent them from healing back. However, if their sustain is reduced or denied (because they are under CC effects or unable to attack), they can become easy to kill, since they tend to not have or to have less actual tankyness to fall back on. Examples of champions designed to be drain tanks are Aatrox OriginalSquare Aatrox, Warwick OriginalSquare Warwick, and Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf.
Dubstep Ignite
The act of casting Ignite Ignite on a very low-health target and proceeding to walk away carelessly.
Duelist
A champion who excels at combating enemy champions one on one (e.g. Fiora OriginalSquare Fiora, Jax OriginalSquare Jax).
Dunking
A flashy or rewarding kill on a champion, described in terms of a slam dunk.
To use an aerial leap ability to severely damage or slay an enemy champion. Examples of dunking abilities include Darius OriginalSquare Darius' Noxian Guillotine Noxian Guillotine, Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV's Cataclysm Cataclysm and Jayce OriginalSquare Jayce's To the Skies! To the Skies!.

E

E
The third champion ability which is bound to the "E" key by default.
EC
Executioner's Calling item Executioner's Calling.
Effective health
EHP
Health multiplied by the various damage reduction affecting it (normally Armor icon armor and Magic resistance icon magic resistance), i.e. the damage that the champion needs to receive in order to be killed.
Egg
Eggnivia
Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia during Rebirth Rebirth, officially dubbed by the game's chat.
Elo
A mathematical rating system for a player's relative skill level.
Elo hell
A perceived Elo level where it is very difficult or frustrating for a player to get out of.
Elojob
When a low-elo player pays a higher-skilled player to boost the low elo's account to higher elo. This practice is extremely controversial and is generally condemned by players and punished by Riot due to the problems that result from the inappropriate matchmaking.
ER
Essence Reaver item Essence Reaver
Eve
Evelynn OriginalSquare Evelynn
Execute
An ability intended to eliminate a champion. Examples include Pyke OriginalSquare Pyke's Death from Below Death from Below and Jinx OriginalSquare Jinx's Super Mega Death Rocket! Super Mega Death Rocket!.
Exp
xp
Shorthand for experience points.
Ez
Ezreal OriginalSquare Ezreal
Easy

F

F
The second of two summoner spells the player can allot, bound to "F" by default.
Flash Flash.
Face check
A champion blindly walking into a brush to see if an enemy champion is hidden in there. This can be a very risky action.
Fail flash
When the player uses their Flash Flash spell in an unintended way, or when they try to escape over a wall but end up at the same side they started.
Fall off
A term used for when a champion stops getting stronger towards later stages of the game. Those champions are generally strong during the early and/or mid game to compensate, thus have a limited window of time to win the game before being outscaled by the enemy. Example of champions that are considered to fall off late game are Lee Sin OriginalSquare Lee Sin, Elise OriginalSquare Elise, and Zed OriginalSquare Zed.
Farm
To seek out and kill creeps to obtain experience and gold.
Farm lane
When, during the lane phase, neither of the opponents are able to kill each other or to effectively push without jungle interference, resulting into a lane phase where they both just farm.
FB
First Blood: the first kill of the game.
Fed
A champion becoming disproportionately powerful after obtaining multiple kills on enemy champions.
Feed
To repeatedly die to the enemy team, giving them gold and experience. A player who does this is a feeder.
FF
Refers to /ff or 'forfeit', another term for surrendering.
FFS
“For fuck's sake”. An expression of anger or frustration.
Fid
Fiddle
FS
Fiddlesticks OriginalSquare Fiddlesticks
Fiesta
Clown fiesta
A game with many mistakes made by both sides.
Fish
Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz
Nami OriginalSquare Nami
Flame Horizon
Having 100 minion kills more than a lane opponent. Coined by shoutcasters.
Flank
To try to bypass the enemy frontline and go directly to the enemy backline by going from an alternative route, mainly from behind. This strategy is useful for assassins and divers because they don't have enough durability to survive a barrage of CCs and direct damage.
FM
Frozen Mallet item Frozen Mallet
Fratma's
A deprecated build that utilized Atma's Impaler item Atma's Impaler and Frozen Mallet item Frozen Mallet. Could also be referred to as Atmallet.
Fratmog's
A deprecated build that utilized Atma's Impaler item Atma's Impaler, Frozen Mallet item Frozen Mallet and Warmog's Armor item Warmog's Armor all at once.
Freezing
Farming a lane by only last-hitting minions. This pushes the wave as slowly as possible to prevent an opportunity to be invaded.
Fog
FoW
Fog of War
The shadowed areas of the map which are out of the vision range of allied champions, minions and structures.
FoN
Force of Nature item Force of Nature
FotM
Flavor of the Month: a champion that suddenly becomes very popular among players. This can be for reasons such as their usage at a competitive level, an overtuned buff or the discovery of a bug that is highly beneficial to the champion.
Fountain
The raised stone platforms located in each team's base, where champions will respawn after death, regenerate health and mana, and can purchase items.
Fourchan
4Chan
A nickname for Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune based on her ability to dominate early-game bottom lane if played right. Namesake from the infamous image board.
FPS
Graphic Frames Per Second the game renders.
Franky
Vi OriginalSquare Vi
Frostmancy
A build type that was flexed on most ranged mages where they would go top with Kleptomancy rune Kleptomancy and Spellthief's Edge item Spellthief's Edge (And upgrade it to the Frostfang item Frostfang.). While top, they would completely ignore killing minions for gold, instead opting to rely on the aforementioned Keystone Mastery and their starting item for income. Because of this, they spent time that was otherwise allotted to CSing bullying their lane opponent, disallowing them from farming, or in more extreme cases, preventing them from remotely netting experience. While the Reddit post that brought the playstyle to the general public's attention was stylized around Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen, the most common user of Frostmancy appeared to have been Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean.
Full damage
To build all offensive items, contrary to generally building some defensive items for survivability. Consequently, these champions tend to do very high amounts of damage, but are very easy to kill.
Full tank
To build mostly defensive items, contrary to generally building some offensive items for damage. Consequently, these champions tend to do very little amounts of damage, but are very hard to kill.
FWotD
WotD
First Win
First Win of the Day: a daily mission that rewards the summoner with experience and some BE icon Blue Essences upon winning a matchmade game.

G

GA
Guardian Angel item Guardian Angel
GP
Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank
Gank
To ambush unsuspecting enemies. Portmanteu of 'gang kill'.
Gap closer
An ability or spell that shortens the distance between the champion and the enemy.
Gauntlet
Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet
GG
Good Game
GG EZ
GG IZI
Good Game, easy win
GGMF
Miss Fortune GunGoddessCircle Gun Goddess Miss Fortune
Ghosting
In competitive terms, to gather knowledge from the opponent's perspective in order to gain an advantage during the match.
GJ
Good Job
GL
Good Luck
GLHF
Good Luck; Have Fun
Glass cannon
A champion/build that is high in damage but lacking defense. This primarily refers to building a champion purely for offense, sacrificing survivability.
Global
An ability that can strike anywhere on the map (e.g. Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank's Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage).
Golden Pose
Any Stasis icon stasis effect.
Gold per 10
GP10
Items that generate extra gold over time. Gold generating items are often incorrectly referred to as GP5.
Gold funneling
Funnel
Funnel strategy
A strategy where two champions lane together (and go to the jungle whenever possible), where one takes all farm and gold for itself, while the other will fall behind, and try to build cheaper items with utility to compensate. The one that takes farm is a carry champion such as Master Yi OriginalSquare Master Yi, Twitch OriginalSquare Twitch, or Graves OriginalSquare Graves, whereas the one that does not is an enchanter support or a champion that can be played like one, such as Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle, Taric OriginalSquare Taric, or Lulu OriginalSquare Lulu. It is generally done to increase the possibility for the carry champion to construct and snowball a lead. This strategy was nerfed with the jungle gold changes.
Grag
Gragas OriginalSquare Gragas
Gutted
A champion or item that has been rendered completely unviable to play (or buy in case of items).

H

Harass
Attacking an enemy while they are preoccupied with an action.
Hard CC
A crowd control effect that disrupts the channeling of abilities.
Hard leash
To aid the allied jungler by helping them kill a Monster icon monster without the use of Smite Smite.
Hat
Funny Hat
Funky Hat
Rabadon's Deathcap item Rabadon's Deathcap
Heal bot
Refers to Soraka OriginalSquare Soraka contributing nothing but healing.
Hec
Heca
Hecarim OriginalSquare Hecarim
Heim
Heimer
Heimerdinger OriginalSquare Heimerdinger
Hero
The equivalent term for 'champion' in other MOBA games. Coined from DotA.
Hexa
Pentakill II profileicon Hexakill - Single-handedly achieving Pentakill Mordekaiser profileiconPentakill Karthus profileiconPentakill Yorick profileiconPentakill Sona profileiconPentakill Olaf profileiconPentakill Kayle profileicon six champion kills in short succession, leaving the enemy nexus exposed to shredding.
HF
Have Fun
Hold
To keep the lane from pushing into allied defenses. Primarily done by junglers while the laner is away.
Hook
Ability which prevents movement and brings an enemy towards the champion's position. Examples include Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh's Death Sentence Death Sentence or Blitzcrank OriginalSquare Blitzcrank's Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
Horse
Hecarim OriginalSquare Hecarim
Hourglass
Zhonya
Zhonya's Hourglass item Zhonya's Hourglass
HP
Health, also known as "Hit Points"
HP5
Health Regeneration per 5 seconds
Hybrid
A champion with significant ability scalings from both AD and AP.
A build that includes both AD and AP.
A champion that does significant amounts of both physical and magic damage.
Hypercarry
A champion that has an extremely weak early or mid-game, but scales extremely well late game to the point of being nearly unstoppable if well fed and farmed. This term often describes ADCs that are often highly dependent on auto-attacking (i.e. Tristana OriginalSquare Tristana, Kog'Maw OriginalSquare Kog'Maw, and Vayne OriginalSquare Vayne) and can be used to describe other champions as well in a lesser extent (i.e. Karthus OriginalSquare Karthus, Jax OriginalSquare Jax, Azir OriginalSquare Azir).

I

IE
Infinity Edge item Infinity Edge
IBG
Iceborn
Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet
Inhib
Short for Inhibitor
Initiate
A champion performing an action which signals allied champions to begin the battle. The initiator may act as bait and take heavy damage from the enemy in order to protect their allies from taking major damage.
Innate
A champion's passive ability separate from their four main abilities, shorten to P or I.
Insec
A type of play where a champion tries to position behind an enemy, then knockback them in the direction of the allied team. This makes them a vulnerable target. During the early game, it can be an effective gank setup, and at late game, it can be a game changing move. Popularized by a pro player named "inSec", which used to do this with Lee Sin OriginalSquare Lee Sin (by wardjumping behind an enemy, then using Dragon's Rage Dragon's Rage to knockback them in the direction of an ally). Despite this, it is possible to insec with other champions too. The second most popular example is Azir OriginalSquare Azir, which can use Conquering Sands Conquering Sands and Shifting Sands Shifting Sands to reposition himself behind an enemy, then use Emperor's Divide Emperor's Divide to knockback them in the direction of allies. Other champions which can potentially insec include Tristana OriginalSquare Tristana, Poppy OriginalSquare Poppy, Shyvana OriginalSquare Shyvana, and Janna OriginalSquare Janna.
Instagib
Instakill
Instant giblets or Instant kill: when a full health or nearly full health champion/monster takes lethal damage within such a short time that they essentially died instantly, with no chance to react.
Instalock
Instalocking
Instant lock: to quickly select and lock-in a particular champion (or a random one) to prevent someone else from getting them, usually without previous warning to the rest of the team. This is often perceived as poor sportsmanship.
Int
Short for "Intentional feeding".
Invade
To go into the enemy's territory, particularly their jungle.
Ire
Irie
Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia

J

J4
Jar
Jarv
Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV
Jack
JitB
Shaco OriginalSquare Shaco's Jack in the Box Jack in the Box
Jay
Jayce OriginalSquare Jayce
Jg
Jungle.
JoJ
Journal of Justice
Juggernaut
A term coined by Riot, used to describe fighters that are extremely durable, but are lacking in mobility. They tend to be difficult to duel, but at same time easy to kite and inflict CC. Examples of juggernauts are Darius OriginalSquare Darius and Garen OriginalSquare Garen.
Juke
The act of feinting an enemy into the wrong direction, usually done by breaking line of sight.
Jungling
To kill monsters in the jungle.

K

Kar
Karth
Karthus OriginalSquare Karthus
Kass
Kassadin OriginalSquare Kassadin
Kat
Katarina OriginalSquare Katarina
Kay
Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle
Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn
Kanye
A gross misspelling of Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn.
Ken
Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen
Kha
K6
Kha'Zix OriginalSquare Kha'Zix
Kill lane
A combination of the bottom lane selected for the specific purpose of slaying the opposing two champions during the laning phase.
Kit
A champion's set of abilities.
Kite
Kiting
Maintaining safe distance from a pursuing target. Ranged role Ranged champions can leverage the advantage to keep attacking.
Kog
Kog'Maw OriginalSquare Kog'Maw
KS
Kill steal: A kill assistant taking kill credit.
KYS
“Kill yourself”.

L

Lag
Slow response during the match due to high network connection latency.
Some players also refer to the slowdown due to an insufficient computer system as lag.
Lag specifically refers to the time between when information is sent and when it is received. This can be caused by a network latency, in which data is delayed between a user's computer and the game server, or by a slow computer. Lag most often manifests as "outbound lag", or delay between when a command is given and when it is performed. Lag can also manifest as "inbound lag", or a delay between when an event is registered on the server and when it is displayed on a user's computer. This causes "jumping", or the appearance that a champion's position, health, mana, etc. has suddenly changed.
Lag Spike
A sudden and often momentary period of severe lag.
Laner
The champion or player who occupies a certain lane during the early game.
Lane bully
A champion designed to win the lane phase against other champions. They try to constantly harass the enemy laner and deny them farm, making them fall behind. Most lane bullies fall off late game in order to compensate for their early game strength.
Lane swap
A strategy of laners switching lanes to compensate a disadvantage. This strategy used to be very common in competitive games (and very rare otherwise) because it can allow teams to counter some Top icon top laners which cannot effectively lane against the power of a Bottom icon bottom laner and Support icon support. Recent changes make this strategy very risky, the bot lane has less durable towers, and first tower gold is highly contested.
Laning
Remaining in lane to push or farm.
Laning phase
A stage in the match where players are farming for their first items, ends when one or two towers are destroyed and laners start rotating to other lanes.
Lantern
Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh's Dark Passage Dark Passage
Laser
Lux OriginalSquare Lux's Final Spark Final Spark
The Nexus Obelisk's basic attack.
Last hit
Getting the killing blow on a minion, creep, or enemy champion.
LB
LeBlanc OriginalSquare LeBlanc
Lich Bane item Lich Bane
Leash
A tactic where an assistant draws monster aggro, or attacks with the Jungle icon jungler.
Leave
Leaver
Exiting the match before the game is finished, whether voluntarily or not. This is regulated by the Leaver Buster system.
LS
Lee Sin OriginalSquare Lee Sin
Life steal icon Life steal
Leech
Staying within range of enemy units to gain experience points without directly assisting teammates.
Leo
Leona OriginalSquare Leona
Liss
Lissandra OriginalSquare Lissandra
Lockdown
Applying crowd control to the point a champion cannot perform a certain action.
Lockout
A state in which a champion is unable to perform certain actions. Associated tip: Lockout icon Lockout.
LoL
League of Legends, the title of the game itself.
lol
“Laughing out loud”.
LOM
Low On Mana – See also Out of Mana
LW
Last Whisper item Last Whisper

M

Main
A player's best or favorite champion to use.
A player's best or favorite role.
Mal
Malphite OriginalSquare Malphite, Malzahar OriginalSquare Malzahar
Malp
Malph
Malphite OriginalSquare Malphite
Malz
Malzahar OriginalSquare Malzahar
ManBearPig
ManBearPheonix
ManBearTiger and combinations thereof
Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr
Man drop
Pantheon OriginalSquare Pantheon's Grand Starfall Grand Starfall
Mao
Maokai OriginalSquare Maokai
Map awareness
To be conscious of the events occurring around the map. To increase Map awareness, there are abilities and items (e.g. wards and jungle plants) which reveal the Sight icon fog of war at strategic areas.
Map control
To have vision and influence over areas around the map. Ways to increase Map control include placing wards and destroying enemy towers.
Map objective
A valuable mob or structure whose acquisition goes towards winning the match. These tasks include getting the blue and red buffs, slaying the Dragon and Baron, destroying towers and inhibitors, etc.
Mermaid
Nami OriginalSquare Nami
Meta
Metagame
The game's current effective play style, consisting of aspects such as lane setup, jungling, and team composition.
Metagolem
An incredibly strict build that can be flexed on a certain type of, or in more extreme cases, every champion, that dictates the meta by being unbelievably overpowered. The term is a portmanteau of the words "metagame" and "golem".
A now archaic metagolem that consisted of Warmog's Armor item Warmog's Armor, Atma's Impaler item Atma's Impaler, Frozen Mallet item Frozen Mallet, Trinity Force item Trinity Force, and Mercury's Treads item Mercury's Treads.
To a lesser extend this term also applies to a trend in early 2016 for many champions that were supposed to build squishy, to build tanky. This is because back then, items like Sunfire Cape item Sunfire Cape, Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet, and Titanic Hydra item Titanic Hydra, as well as the Grasp of the Undying mastery 2016.png Grasp of the Undying mastery, used to be overpowered. They allowed almost any champion to work with a tanky build because those items provided artificial sources of damage, with Grasp of the Undying providing health-scaling sustain and high base damage as well. A lot of champions that were otherwise supposed to build glass cannon started to build tanky. The most popular examples include Master Yi OriginalSquare Master Yi, Fiora OriginalSquare Fiora, Ekko OriginalSquare Ekko, Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz, and even Akali OriginalSquare Akali. Most of those champions had their base damages nerfed to encourage them to build glass cannon, and the aforementioned items were also nerfed to make them more expensive or do less damage, discouraging their purchase on non-tanky champions.
MF
Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune
Mid
Middle icon Mid
The Refinery/Drill capture points in Dominated Dominion profileicon Dominion.
Mid top
At the beginning of Dominion, a player declares to capture the nearest middle capture point then rushes up to top.
MM
Marksman icon Marksman: a champion that deals high amounts of attack damage as the match progresses, sacrificing it's defensive power and utility. An official term substitutes "ADC" (attack damage carry).
MOBA
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena: a genre of games which brings many of the RPG (Role Playing Game) and RTS (Real-Time Strategy) elements together.
Mobi (boots)
Boots of Mobility item Boots of Mobility
Monkey
MonkeyKing
Wukong OriginalSquare Wukong
Morde
Mordekaiser OriginalSquare Mordekaiser
Morg
Morgana OriginalSquare Morgana
MP5
Mana regeneration icon Mana regeneration per 5 seconds
MPen
Magic penetration icon Magic penetration
MR
MRes
Magic resistance icon Magic resistance
MS
Movement speed icon Movement speed
Mundo
Dr. Mundo OriginalSquare Dr. Mundo, who isn't actually a doctor, so he is called Mundo.
Mummy
Mumu
Amumu OriginalSquare Amumu
Murder bridge
Another name for the Howling Abyss icon Howling Abyss map. (At the start of the match, the announcer will occasionally refer to the 'Murder Bridge' rather than 'Howling Abyss'.)
Previously, the custom game version of the Proving Grounds map, before it was replaced by Howling Abyss.

N

N1
Nice One
Naut
Nauti
Nautilus OriginalSquare Nautilus
Nerf
An official modification to the game mechanics which makes something less powerful, as opposed to a "buff". Coined from EverQuest forums describing patches reducing effects to the power of nerf weapons.
NJ
Nice Job
Noc
Noct
Nocturne OriginalSquare Nocturne
Nid
Nida
Nidalee OriginalSquare Nidalee
Nuke
Any ability that deals huge amounts of damage, such as Javelin Toss Javelin Toss or Requiem Requiem. Burst does not mean the same because most characters' burst combos consist of multiple abilities.

O

OC
Original content
Occult
Sword of the Occult item Sword of the Occult
OE
OE icon Orange Essence
Off tank
A champion that has some attributes of a Tank (ability to soak damage, initiation ability, CC, etc.), but lacks in one or more areas.
Off meta
A champion being used in a completely different way from what is considered meta for them. For example, it can refer to going with a different lane than intended (e.g. jungle Brand OriginalSquare Brand, support Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV) or a different build (e.g. AD Ahri OriginalSquare Ahri, AP Tristana OriginalSquare Tristana).
Sometimes the champions themselves may be considered off-meta if they are uncommon enough, even if they are played as intended. Examples include Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear.
Unusual strategies that are very rarely seen on most games. For example, going dual top instead of going with one top and one jungler, or playing a melee champion as your ADC.
OMW
On My Way
One point wonder
An ability that has very little change in level scaling, so it is almost full power at rank 1.
One-Trick
One-Trick Pony
OTP
A player who can play only one champion effectively.
OOM
Out Of Mana – See also Low On Mana
OP
Overpowered
Open mid
After falling behind early, a team may allow the enemy team to push down mid lane for an early victory.
Oracle
Oracle's
Oracle's Extract item Oracle's Extract or Looted Oracle's Extract item Looted Oracle's Extract, used to detect invisibility.
Orange
Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank's Remove Scurvy Remove Scurvy
Ori
Orianna OriginalSquare Orianna
OTW
On The Way
Overextending
A champion moving too far in lane/enemy territory, which can open them up to sudden engages.
Overloaded
A champion which has too many tools or their kit, allowing them to do many different things at once; either because their abilities have an excessive amount of effects, or because their abilities are just too versatile. Champions like this can be considered difficult to balance due to that reason, as simple numbers changes are usually not enough to bring them in line with other champions.
This can also be applied to items; if an item is too versatile (either due to having many different stats, or effects, or both), it can be considered overloaded.
Overkill
The act of dealing (substantially) more damage to an enemy than is needed to kill him off.
Overtuned
A champion which has overbearingly high numbers on their abilities (base damage, scalings, range, missile speed, etc) or their stats (base HP, HP per level, base AD, etc).
An item can also be considered overtuned if its stats or the numbers on their passive or active effects are too high.

P

Pant
Panth
Pantheon OriginalSquare Pantheon
Pass
Battle Pass
Event passes that links with event tokens and exclusive prizes.
Path
Pathing
The route that will be taken towards a destination.
PBE
Public Beta Environment, a testing realm for upcoming content.
PD
Phantom Dancer item Phantom Dancer
Peeling
To use Stun icon crowd control abilities to stop enemy champions from attacking an allied champion.
Penta
Pentakill profileicon Pentakill - Single-handedly achieving Pentakill Mordekaiser profileiconPentakill Karthus profileiconPentakill Yorick profileiconPentakill Sona profileiconPentakill Olaf profileicon five champion kills in short succession, leaving the enemy nexus exposed to shredding.
PFE
Ezreal PulsefireCircle Pulsefire Ezreal
Philo
Philosopher's Stone item Philosopher's Stone
Pink
The removed Vision Ward item Vision Ward colored pink, which is succeeded by Control Ward item Control Ward. Control Wards are sometimes still referred to as pink wards.
Poacher
Poacher's Dirk item Poacher's Dirk
Poacher's Knife item Poacher's Knife
Poke
A form of harass which uses long ranged attacks to cause small to moderate damage in order to weaken an enemy, while keeping a safe position.
Pony
Hecarim OriginalSquare Hecarim, generally used in a derogatory manner.
Position
Positioning
A champion's location during a fight. Good positioning is determined by the player knowing the optimal location their champion should be at.
Pot
Potion(s), usually Health Potion item Health Potion.
Premade
Multiple players, who know each other, forming a team together before entering the champion selection phase.
Pro
An act of calling someone that is very talented when playing, short for professional.
Proc
The activation of an effect.
Projectile
The visual particle representing certain basic attacks and abilities. They can be blocked by Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo's Wind Wall Wind Wall, intercepted by Braum OriginalSquare Braum's Unbreakable Unbreakable, and dodged by untargetable abilities like Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz's Playful Playful/Trickster Trickster, even if they are point-click (and thus would otherwise always hit the target).
Proxy
A high-risk, high-reward strategy (generally done at the top or bottom lanes due the length of the lanes) that involves farming enemy minions between the enemy turrets to prevent the opposing laner from effectively pushing or farming.
Pubstomp
When an organized team of good players thoroughly defeat random public players in a match.
Pull
A tactic used to draw monster aggro, benefiting the jungler. Same as leash.
An ability that brings the enemy closer to you (e.g. Blitzcrank OriginalSquare Blitzcrank's Rocket Grab Rocket Grab).
Purple
Purple team: The group of players that start out at the upper-right side of the map, once called Team Chaos.
Hand of Baron buff Hand of Baron. (Aka "Baron Buff" or "Purple Buff")
Push
To continue advancing forward in a lane, clearing it of minions and towers.
PvP
Player versus Player: game modes that do not include bot-controlled champions.

Q

Q
The first champion ability which is bound to the "Q" key by default.
QQ
Depicts a pair of crying eyes, implying that the other player is complaining.
QSS
Quicksilver Sash item Quicksilver Sash
Quadra kill
Slaying four enemy champions within a certain length of time.
Quint
Quintessence, the removed most expensive/powerful type of rune.

R

R
The fourth champion ability (usually the ultimate) which is bound to the "R" key by default.
Rage
To display in-game frustration.
Ragequit
An incident where a player quits (leaves) the game due to in-game frustrations.
Raka
Soraka OriginalSquare Soraka
Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan
Rambo
Diving into a fight alone, usually a suicidal tactic.
Rat
Twitch OriginalSquare Twitch
Razors
Bloodrazor item Bloodrazor, Stormrazor item Stormrazor
Rdy
Ready
Re
Short for reappear, meaning an enemy champion is no longer MIA.
Used once someone is no longer AFK.
A category of champions whose controlling difficulty is relatively low and suitable to new League of Legends players.
The recommended items listed in the shop for shortcut purchase. Player can edit their recommended items manually.
Red
Crest of Cinders buff Crest of Cinders. Also known as "red buff." By extension, can refer to the Red BramblebackSquare Red Brambleback.
Marks, a removed type of rune.
Red ward
Control Ward item Control Ward
Ren
Rene
Renek
Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton
Ren
Rengo
Rengar OriginalSquare Rengar
Rep
Report: An action after each match to report a player to official for inappropriate behavior such as verbal abuse or intentionally feeding the opponent.
Req
Request
Require
Karthus OriginalSquare Karthus' Requiem Requiem
Revolver
Hextech Revolver item Hextech Revolver
Rina
Nickname for Katarina OriginalSquare Katarina
Riot
The development company that created League of Legends.
Rito
An intended misspell of Riot Games, the company that develops League of Legends. This word is usually used semi-ironically when players spot humorously blatant problems in the game, which they typically respond with 'Rito pls'.
RNG
Random number generation, game mechanics that utilize randomness. See RNG in WoW.
RoA
Rod of Ages item Rod of Ages
Roam
Movement by a laning champion away from their lane to a different area of the map to gank or otherwise apply map pressure.
ROFL
Rolling on the floor laughing.
RP
RP icon Riot Points
RQ
Ragequit
Run it down mid
Run it down
A phrase coined by streamer Tyler1 meaning to feed the opposing mid lane player by repeatedly running past their mid turret
Rylai
Rylai's
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Rylai's Crystal Scepter

S

Sarah
Nickname for Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune.
Satan
A derogatory nickname for Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo.
Scaling
How well a champion's efficiency increases as the game continues and as they gain levels and items. Champions that scale well are normally called carries.
Scrim
Scrimmage: two teams competing against each other for fun in a non-tournament game.
Scrub
An insult indicating that the player has a low skill level for the game.
Secret/Sleeper OP
A champion which is potentially powerful enough to become meta, but is still unpopular and most people don't realize how strong that champion is.
Sej
Seju
Sejuani OriginalSquare Sejuani
Shop
The location where items are bought.
To return to the base and buy items. Interchangeable with "b" or "brb".
Shroom
Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo's Noxious Trap Noxious Trap
Shotgun Knees
Urgot OriginalSquare Urgot's Echoing Flames Echoing Flames, sometimes used in a tongue-in-cheek manner.
Shyv
Shyvana OriginalSquare Shyvana
Single target
A targeting characteristic describing attacks or spells that affect only one target. Single-targeting is often used in Projectile projectile-based effects.
Siv
Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir
Skar
Skarner OriginalSquare Skarner
Small indie company
A derogatory term used to mock Riot for things such as small but useful features that have yet to be implemented, weird bugs, things that are supposedly easy to fix or need a urgent fix, or for poor/controversial decisions. Coined from the fact that Riot used to actually be a small indie company.
Smurf
A secondary account of lower level or rank than a player's primary account. Coined from Schlongor's second account "PapaSmurf".
Snake
Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia
Snare
A debuff which prevents a champion from moving. Can also be referred to as a Root icon root or an 'immobilize'.
Snowball
Situation that occurs when a champion or team gains an advantage that allows them to progressively grow stronger.
Mark Mark / Dash
Snowball item
An item that grows in power as you gain kills/assists, e.g. Mejai's Soulstealer item Mejai's Soulstealer.
Soft CC
A Stun icon crowd control effect that still allows you to move freely and does not interrupt ability channels.
Soft leash
To draw the aggro of a monster briefly before moving away.
Solo
A champion (usually the top and mid laners) that guards an entire lane on their own.
Sora
Soraka OriginalSquare Soraka
SotO
Sword of the Occult item Sword of the Occult
Space AIDS
Malzahar OriginalSquare Malzahar's Malefic Visions Malefic Visions.
Spell
Summoner spell: The battle abilities which are not provided by the champion, but rather designated by the summoner to their champion before entering the match.
Split push
To continuously advance in one lane while teammates are focused elsewhere.
Squishy
A champion that can be killed easily due to low base health/defenses.
SR
Summoner's Rift icon Summoner's Rift
SS
Enemy champion missing, shortened form of "miss". "SS" (along with "miss") is more common than "MIA" on the European servers.
Stat check
Stat checking
A champion that wins trades just because it has superior stats, instead of because it outplayed the enemy or because it used a certain combo. Any champion can potentially be a stat check, but some champions are considered stat checks because due to how their kit works, they rely mostly or exclusively on stat checking to deal with enemy champions.
A champion can be a stat check because it simply has better stats (ex: having more max HP than the enemy), because it has a lot of a stat that directly counter the enemy (ex: having a lot of armor against an enemy that does fully physical damage), because it can heal more than the enemy can damage, or because it can reduce the stats of an enemy (ex: reducing the enemy's attack speed).
Stat stick
An item which either does not have an unique passive or active, or has one that is very weak. In either case, the item is considered useful mostly for its stats; indeed, most items which are considered to be stat sticks tend to have superior stats compared to items which have useful passives and/or actives. An example is old Phantom Dancer item Phantom Dancer, which did not had a 12% damage reduction passive, and was useful mostly because it used to offer 50% attack speed and 35% critical strike chance, which was superior to old Statikk Shiv item Statikk Shiv's 40% attack speed and 20% critical strike chance, allowing Phantom Dancer to compete with Statikk even though the latter had a lighting passive that did burst damage and waveclear. Phantom Dancer was even stacked, because the stats were just that high.
Steroid
A temporary, self applied, straight-forward ability that increases one's performance without tangentially altering it.
More specifically: an ability that provides an increase to a champion's base stats, or the part of the ability that does so.
Stonewall
When a champion is effectively able to turn the lane into a farm lane, denying all kill pressure from the enemy and countering their pushing potential, even if they would otherwise have both. They do this without having kill presusre themselves.
Store
Riot Store: the 'shop' accessible in the client interface where player can purchase RP icon Riot Points, champions, skins, Rune pages, Experience Boosts, etc. The term 'shop' dominantly refers to the Shop in the Field of Justice where the actual match is played.
Stronk
A typo of the word "strong," mostly used sarcastically due to being a misspelling.
Stunlock
A phrase used to express being continually hit with hard crowd control, thus being unable to not do anything.
Super
Super minion: a stronger minion that is spawned by destroying an enemy inhibitor in classic game mode.
Super Hard CC
Hard crowd control that is also capable of abruptly canceling the enemy champion's dash rather than it finishing mid-stun. Hard crowd control includes but is not limited to Veigar OriginalSquare Veigar's Event Horizon Event Horizon, knockbacks, and all knockups.
Super Soaker
Hextech GLP-800, often used along with Glacial Augment rune.
Susan
Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus' name spelled backwards, often as a derogatory term for most Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus players.
Sustain
Sustainability
A champion's capacity for staying in a lane or jungle without having to go back to the base.
Sustained damage
A large amount of damage that is done over a long period of time. Essentially the opposite of burst. Despite the name, sustained damage does not always come with actual sustain (but most of time, will do). Sustained damage is considered to be better to deal with tanky targets, while burst is more effective against squishy targets.
SV
Spirit Visage item Spirit Visage
Synergy
How well two or more champions/players work together.
An item that benefits a particular champion without wasted stat boosts or inefficient abilities. ("Synergy" sections were removed from the item pages due to the definition being fairly subjective and cumbersome.)

T

Tankiness
The quality of being able to take high amounts of damage, primarily through items that give defensive stats.
Tanking
To take high amounts of damage. Usually refers to damage being done to tanks and fighters, who have the durability to survive such damage.
Tanky DPS
An alternative term for a "Fighter" type champion. Though the term can be used to describe any champion that has obtained high survivability and damage through levels and items.
Team comp
Team composition: A specific champion set-up for a team in which they work together to achieve an overall strategy. Examples include Poke comp, Heal comp, Push comp, AoE comp, CC comp, etc.
Teamfight
When multiple champions, from each opposing side, gather in one area to battle.
Teeto
Nickname for Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo made popular by PhantomL0rd with this video
TF
Twisted Fate OriginalSquare Twisted Fate
Trinity Force item Trinity Force
Teamfight, when multiple champions, from each opposing side, gather in one area to battle.
TFT
Short name for Teamfight Tactics game mode.
Thunderlord's
Thunderlord's Decree
TLD
Thunderlord's Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree
Tilt
Mental frustration that negatively affects a player's ability to make level-headed decisions during a match. For further reading, see Tilt Type and the Wikipedia article on the concept of Tilt (poker).
Tower
A commonly used alternative term for the turret.
Tower hugging
To stay near the tower to deter enemy champions from attacking them.
Toxic
Used to describe a person whose attitude negatively influences the game.
TP
Teleport Teleport
Twisted Fate OriginalSquare Twisted Fate's Gate Gate
Trade
Trading
Trade champions: to switch champions with another player during the champion selection for Draft or Ranked games after all players of both teams have finished selecting champions.
Trade damage: when players from each side deal equivalent injury to each other during a confrontation.
Trade kills: when players from each side suffer an equivalent number of deaths after a confrontation.
Tree
Maokai OriginalSquare Maokai
Tri-brush
A particular "Y" shaped brush that covers three directions, such as those located on Summoner's Rift icon Summoner's Rift near the top exit of the jungle of the purple team's side of the map and near the bottom exit of jungle of the blue team's side.
Trinity
Triforce
Trinity Force item Trinity Force
Tris
Trist
Tristana OriginalSquare Tristana
Troll
A person who causes acts of disruption to other players and to the community. These acts may include writing offensive messages or intentionally feeding the enemy. Trolls are also referred to as griefers. See Troll on Wikipedia for more information.
Mythical beings originating from the Norse mythology. In League of Legends, Trundle OriginalSquare Trundle belongs to this race.
Troll pole
Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz's Playful Playful, which is tormenting to enemies attempting to eliminate him.
Troll pool
Vladimir OriginalSquare Vladimir's Sanguine Pool Sanguine Pool, which is tormenting to enemies attempting to eliminate him.
TT
Twisted Treeline icon Twisted Treeline
Tryn
Trynd
Trynda
Tryndamere OriginalSquare Tryndamere
Turtle
Turtling
A defensive strategy that involves protecting turrets, playing safe, and avoid dying as much as possible until late game comes. It is often used alongside champions with high waveclear potential and hypercarry champions.

U

Ult
Ulti
Ultimate ability
To tell a player to use their champion's ultimate ability.
Ult bot
A champion whose ult is very powerful or a lot more impactful compared to the rest of their kit. Sometimes those champions have the rest of their kits or their base stats nerfed to compensate, but are still worth picking due to their ultimate alone. Examples of champions which are or were considered ult bots are Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune, Malzahar OriginalSquare Malzahar, Malphite OriginalSquare Malphite, and Shen OriginalSquare Shen.
Unique
An aura or ability that does not stack, common to item effects.
UP
Underpowered
URF
The Thinking Manatee profileicon Ultra Rapid Fire
UrfSquare Urf, the Manatee. Referring to the day innocent as celebracón
Utility
Spells or abilities that have a quality of being beneficial for the team. Controller icon support champions are known to have a lot of utility.

V

Var
Varus OriginalSquare Varus
Vel
Vel'Koz OriginalSquare Vel'Koz
Vision hack
An ability which allows a player to see through the Sight icon fog of war, such as Twisted Fate OriginalSquare Twisted Fate's Destiny Destiny.
Veig
Veigar OriginalSquare Veigar
Vent
Ventrilo: a third party voice chat software.
Vertical Jungling
A style of jungling mainly seen in higher elo and competitive play where the de facto jungle border between both teams' jungles is the middle lane rather than the river. Instead of the red side owning the first & second quadrants with the blue side owning the third & fourth, one team will own the first & fourth quadrants as well as the southeast (Dragon) river, and the other will own the second & third quadrants plus the northwest (Baron) river.
Vik
Viktor OriginalSquare Viktor
Vlad
Vladimir OriginalSquare Vladimir
Voli
Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear

W

W
The second champion ability which is bound to the "W" key by default.
Ward hop
Using a dash ability (e.g. Lee Sin OriginalSquare Lee Sin's Safeguard Safeguard and Jax OriginalSquare Jax's Leap Strike Leap Strike) to target a ward. This is useful for escaping enemy attacks or intercepting an enemy that has used walls to juke away.
Ward bait
To place down a ward in order to set up an ambush. When an enemy champion attempts to destroy the ward, usually due to having an Oracle Lens item Oracle, the player initiates their surprise attack.
Warma's
A deprecated build that utilized Atma's Impaler item Atma's Impaler and Warmog's Armor item Warmog's Armor. Could also be referred to as Atmogs.
Wet Noodle Fight
Describes a fight between two champions that are building very little damage - usually tanks. This often takes place in the top lane during competitive play.
Win Button
A term generally used tongue-in-cheek or in frustration to express that a champion may only need to use what is usually only their ultimate ability to win a fight.
Winions
Minions, especially when they overwhelm objectives such as towers or the nexus. Also, when they contribute to a lot of damage against a champion.
Wombo combo
When teammates effectively and consecutively chain together their abilities on enemy champions. Coined from a Smash Brothers Melee match.
WotA
Will of the Ancients item Will of the Ancients
WP
Well Played
Wu
Wuk
Wukong OriginalSquare Wukong
WW
Warwick OriginalSquare Warwick

X

Xin
XZ
Xin Zhao OriginalSquare Xin Zhao

Y

Yas
Yasou
YS
Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo
Yellow
Seals, a removed type of rune.
Yi
Master Yi OriginalSquare Master Yi
Yor
Yorick OriginalSquare Yorick

Z

Zeke
Zeke's
Zeke's Convergence item Zeke's Convergence
Zerg Rush
Building up smaller units into a giant wave to rush an enemy. Can be achievable by withholding minions, Zz'Rot Portal item Zz'Rot Portal, and playing Yorick OriginalSquare Yorick. Coined from Starcraft.
Zil
Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean
Zone
Zoning
Tactics used to prevent enemy champion(s) from gaining gold/experience.

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