Introduction to Champions Roles in League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift features several unique champions that each play a different role in the game. During the Open Beta phase of the game, there will be 40 unique champions incorporated into the game, including the newest champion in the current League of Legends patch – Seraphine. With so many champions available, it can be hard to understand what roles each of these champions play in the game. Here’s a brief introduction to each champion role.
In the original League of Legends game on PC, there are 151 available champions. This means that Wild Rift will slowly try to incorporate all of those champions over the next few months. For now, you’ll only need to worry about learning about the first 40 champions so that you’ll be able to have a general idea as to why these champions are assigned their specific roles. Once you familiarize yourself with those champions, you’ll be able to understand the roles of other champs in future releases.
What are Champion Roles?
Champion roles refer to the designated duty that a champion carries out for the team. Champion roles include what lane they go to and how they react to a fight. Understanding the primary champion roles will give you a better insight into how to play within your team. This is an important thing to learn; even veteran players take champion roles seriously so that they can perform their responsibilities properly. Here are the five champion roles you need to know as a team.
The Top Laner is a solo lane champion that starts the game by playing in the Baron Lane. Top Laners often use tank or fighter champions, ensuring that they get a significant lead in the lane before joining in with the rest of the team. Top Laners also prioritize destroying as many Turrets as they can while they are away from the team but need to join in fights when they can. Since the Top Lane is far away from the other two lanes, this lane is often left with very little attention.
Top Lane Champions: Akali, Camille, Darius, Dr. Mundo, Fiora, Garen, Jax, Malphite, Nasus, Singed, Tryndamere, Yasuo, Zed
The Mid Laner is the team’s secondary carry and is usually the champion expected to be strong in the early parts of the game. They start the game off in the middle lane alone. Champions used here are those that can deal high amounts of damage and have high mobility, such as mages and assassins. Mid Laners are expected to secure kills early and earn as much Gold and CS as possible. They also roam around the map, trying to get kills wherever they can.
Mid Lane Champions: Ahri, Akali, Annie, Aurelion Sol, Fizz, Lux, Orianna, Seraphine Twisted Fate, Yasuo, Zed, Ziggs
AD Carry / Bot Laner
The Bot Laner is the team’s primary damage source and is arguably the most significant member of the team. They start the game in the Dragon Lane alongside the Support. Their goal is to try and secure kills early and earn as much gold as possible until they are able to buy two or more items. These items are critical for dealing damage and supplementing the champion’s natural abilities. The Bot Laner will usually stick with the team and is protected at all times since they die quickly and can be caught out of position easily from their low mobility. These champions are usually long-ranged marksmen that deal damage through auto-attacks.
AD Carry Champions: Ashe, Draven, Ezreal, Jhin, Jinx, Kai’sa, Miss Fortune, Varus, Vayne
Supports are champions that take on a more facilitative role for the team rather than trying to deal damage themselves. Supports start the game by accompanying the AD Carry in the Dragon Lane. These champions try as much as possible to give the gold over to the AD Carry since they do not need to build important items for the team. These champions generally have skills that can snag enemies or protect allies. Supports do not aim to get as many kills as possible but instead, try to give the kills to their allied champions.
Support Champions: Alistar, Blitzcrank, Braum, Janna, Lux, Malphite, Nami, Seraphine, Sona, Soraka
The Jungler is a unique role that doesn’t start the game in any of the three lanes. They start in the jungle and instead try to secure monsters and neutral objectives as their primary source of Gold and Experience. Junglers are tasked with getting the Dragons, Barons, and Rift Heralds as soon as they can. Junglers are also expected to launch surprise attacks on other lanes, which are called Ganks, to give their allies advantages when it comes to the laning phase.
Jungle Champions: Amumu, Camille, Evelynn, Gragas, Graves, Jarvan IV, Jax, Lee Sin, Master Yi, Olaf, Shyvana, Xin Zhao, Vi
Choosing the Perfect Role
Choosing the perfect role is similar to determining your personality type: It all depends on what you prefer to do throughout the duration of the game. Players who like to take control of the game might want to play Mid Lane and AD Carry, while more passive players might want to use Tanks in the Top Lane or Support champions in the Bot Lane. In the end, trying out each role yourself should be the best way for you to understand each of their charms so that you can choose the best role for you.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is a relatively young game, but the concepts and ideas surrounding it are over 10 years old. There are plenty of people you can ask advice from since you can find League of Legends players all over the world. The game is one of the hottest topics in today’s gaming world, so you’d better gear up and learn everything there is to know about this game. Of course, BlueStacks is always here to guide you on everything you need to know about playing this brand-new MOBA game – League of Legends: Wild Rift!