League of Legends has over 100 champions and when just starting out it can be rather confusing on what champions are good to buy and fun to play. Champions that are good for beginners are champions that farm well and provide a lot of crowd control and disables that really help the team, or a lot of damage to kill enemies quickly.
Galio is a great champ because his mass amounts of area of effect abilities and taunt ultimate allow him to farm well and do loads of damage. It is very easy to farm with Galio and he has a sort of natural tankiness that allows him to soak up a decent amount of damage. Durability is great for beginners because no one likes dying and having to walk back to lane. No fun!
Why Galio is good:
- Durability and tank capabilities
- Ability to farm from a distance and farm well
- Area of Effect taunt ultimate
- High damage
Allow Ryze may have some trouble getting last hits which are very important he has virtually no skill shots. If you are having trouble hitting the enemy with hard to hit skill shots Ryze may be a great champion for you. It is relatively easy to build quite tanky with Ryze and still have the ability to do massive amounts of damage. Also Ryze has great sustain. His ult is great for clearing minion waves and gaining health through the spell vamp bonus.
Why Ryze is good:
- High damage and lack of skill shots
- Ability to sustain in lane with ultimate
- Tanky build option
Side note: If you are having trouble getting last hits with Ryze you should think about getting a champion that is easier to farm with. While missing couple last hits might not seem like a huge problem, it can negate you from having a lot of gold late game. More gold equals more power in League and the more gold you get is the more items and damage you will do.
Fiddlesticks is a really good champ and his drain allows him to stay in lane for a long time and win trades relatively easily. He does however have some trouble farming and is hard to get last hits with. I recommend fiddle only because of his great sustain and ability to stain in lane for long periods of time without dying.
Fiddle Top Attributes:
- Very high sustain with drain
- Ability to stay in lane safely for long periods of time
- High crowd control with fear
- High damage area of effect ultimate
Side note: If you die a lot in League of Legends look at getting or playing fiddle for the ability to sustain in lane.
Warwick is a great champion with a lot of damage and lots of sustain. Although he is somewhat difficult to farm with he is durable and hard to kill. He also is great at picking up kills and chasing people down. You will feel like a complete beast with Warwick as you chase people down and finish them off with a hungering strike.
Warwick Top Attributes:
- High chasing capabilities
- Healing from hungering strike and auto attacks
- Durability in lane
- Ability to Jungle
As for as sustaining champions go Yorick is one of the best. His has the ability to harass very well in lane as well as heal up most of the damage he takes. He is a real menace to play against and that is because he is so strong in lane. Yorick is really fun and really strong.
Benefits of playing Yorick:
- High healing in lane
- Durability in team fights
- Good Ultimate
Out of all the bruisers in the game I found Jax to be one of the most fun and easiest. He is just really good in lane and his skill set is pretty easy to get a handle on. Not only that, but when you get fed as Jax it is one of the best feelings in League of Legends. He definitely is a hyper carry and he can just smash carries.
- Great chase and escape
- Relatively easy to learn
- Carry potential
He is one of the best junglers and he is really good vs low skill level players. A fed Amumu is really fun to play because he can basically carry games. He is a tank but he also does tons of damage and has a lot of crowd control. Amumu was one of the first junglers I learned and he was very fun and easy to play.
- Loads of crowd control
- High damage
- Very tanky
Darius is definitely a champion worth getting. He basically is a penta kill waiting to happen and has loads of damage. Overall he is just a really fun champion while maintaining his badass persona.
- Really high damage
- True damage resetting ultimate
What was your favorite champion when you started learning League of Legends?
Leave a comment bellow and let us know what your favorite champion was when you started out. My favorite champion was fiddlesticks and he was the first champion that I ever really got good with.
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Vistor on August 19, 2015:
My first main was Sivir, and I've been good at adc ever since
akali on May 29, 2015:
akali, got my first penta in ranked with her, but today i play vayne ez and twisted more then any champions.
Will on December 20, 2014:
Best champ is by far urgot!
RICOCHET_NOOBZ on December 05, 2014:
THE BEST IS TEEMO
alain on December 01, 2014:
my best hero is ashe
alain on December 01, 2014:
my best hero is ashe
Diet Coke on November 07, 2014:
The best is.........
Teemo. Teemo can blind, so if you find Tryndamere, ADCS, Dat fiora too strong with their auto attacks, once you use your Q, their full power will drop down, like they were nerfed to the ground. His W makes you super fast, so you can escape dangerous moments. If someone is on low hp, use your E so they can be poisoned and they will die. And last, but not least, is his true power: Shrooms. Once you hit these guys, you are literally dead. So that's how i think Teemo is really good.
Bubbles on October 25, 2014:
I started out with Fid because he was free when I started. I don't recommend him for beginning players since the heal just kills you. But after that I mastered Teemo, great champion Teemo. Easy with Attk Spd. BUT MOST OF ALL~ I MASTERED DARIUS THE BEST CHAMPION EVER, REALLY EASY TO PLAY, AND SUPER WORTH THE 6300 IP. IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH IP, BUY HIM, YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Joakimtm on October 16, 2014:
When I started I was Ryze and Darius
hellyeah on October 05, 2014:
Lol I just made 3 matches on Brand. I liked it. But of course I did not master it!
I now love Warwick and Jax.
hellyeah on September 14, 2014:
I actually started lol 3 days ago and the only champ I can say I master is Brand. He is really op and his attacks do a lot of damage if you learn to use them. His ulti is really good as it can bounce through enemies, also his W is really good in farming.
Cheese slice on August 29, 2014:
Jax is a beast once you build trinity force and blade of the ruined king. His q and w attacks used in succession takes out large chunks of health of his opponent, an his ultimate passively makes every third attack do a bunch of damage
Samuel Franklin on August 23, 2014:
Yorick is one I always throw out as a recommendation, Galio as well.
KC on August 14, 2014:
First champion I learned was Sivr, first champion I decided to buy and master was Lucian...definitely not the easiest champ to use, but when you get used to him it's hard to compete with his speed and damage, even after his recent "nerf." I think adc is pretty easy to learn and start out with, although they can be a bit squishy. Aside from Sivr being the easy adc, I'd suggest Jinx. Jinx's rockets are nice for poking (I poke a lot....a lot more than I should), her mini gun is great for clearing waves (more cc faster means easier objectives and more monies), she has a lil bit of CC, skillshots and an ult that can launch all the way across the map. I think she's a fairly well-rounded and strong (also, take everything I'm saying with a grain of salt, I'm still fairly new to league, the only other champ I've played other than the above mentioned ones is Yi)
defenthor on July 14, 2014:
ill recommend morgana for starters shes tanky, her skills are quite powerful, her first can prevent enemies from escaping(a problem for most newbies) and shes cheap :)
Kurazashi on July 09, 2014:
I remember starting up with Sivir because she was just easy. The first couple of games, that is. When I had the money, the first champ I bought was Teemo. He's very fast so he allows for good running away if you don't wanna die, he's got good range with his Q and he can actually take some opponents down if you lure them into mushrooms. Also you can protect yourself well with the mushrooms if you know where to place them.
Overall Teemo isn't a great champ, but I feel like he's great to learn the game because you get tired of always running but you don't die, so you know what'll happen and you learn well about the game in general instead of just him.
Lucas W. Sarandy on March 08, 2014:
I wouldn't recommend most of these champs for beginners, Judging by the numbers, yes, they are good for beginners, but beginners would have a bad time with them.
Galio: melee ranged auto attacks, mana starver, relies on his E to get a good mobility, build varies a lot depending on what lane/role you are playing, the enemy team and how you are doing, something beginners are not familiar with and take a long time to know the items in the shop deeply.
Ryze: the lack of skill shots doesn't make him easy, you can't scape while using an ability, has low reach compared to many other mage champs, has a very weak early game and if not built correctly can snowball ugly.
Fiddlesticks: squishy as hell, very limited early game, his ultimate is not that simple to use in team fights and can be interrupted easly.
Warwick: never played him much, but he is a pain in the ass as an enemy and a bless as an ally.
Yorick: mana starving, zero mobility, unless he has all of his ghouls summoned, expensive build, high potential of falling off late game.
Amumu: i don't remember much about him right now, but when i was a beginner my self, i had a bad time playing with him, my cousin bought him without testing, he gave him back and said "Amumu sucks"(everybody knows its not the champs who sucks)
Jax: i played him once on a freeweek, very athletic, i would recommend him for newbies.
Darius: powerful and easy to use, monstruous ultimate.
This list should have names like: Garen, Nunu, Ashe, Tryndamere, Draven, Riven, they are more straightfoward champs and are not hard to get used, and some of them, like Draven, Riven and Garen are very strong in the early game(2 of them doesn't even need mana).
Bob on February 14, 2014:
Annie is the best beginner because her passive gives her a stun and she can burst people and her ult destroys
Sarah Forester from Australia on February 04, 2014:
I grew up on a healthy dose of Galio and Yorick, both very easy to play and also to really help out a team through their ultimates.
Abalahn on January 30, 2014:
Nasus is really the first champion I fell in love with. He doesn't take damage well during the beginning of the game, but once he is built and you have stacked Q (Siphoning Strike) the enemy team might as well call it a day.
Im noobie on January 14, 2014:
Bloodsgorn on January 09, 2014:
Garen, because he have a very good early game damage and very good tankiness, no skill shots and very easy to use his combos.
stefanos on December 22, 2013:
Mark Passarelli (author) from Lakewood Colorado on December 06, 2013:
Nice. Trist ranged 2 good
xdmoverz on December 05, 2013:
My first champion master is tristana....i realy realy love micro gaming with tristana......
Annie on November 28, 2013:
one of the strongest champions if you completed her ap items shes strong enough to combo one enemy. Plus shes a burst mage so 1v1 against a squishy target you will definitely win..
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+2Best mage ever! Good for beginners. And cheap!
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Gangstaplank on November 28, 2013:
I'd like to introduce u to Gangplank! He got good damage ( can crit a lot)!
He also has the healing so you feel much safer. And his ulti gives u the oppertunety to be everywhere on the map, to help rest of the team if you're not in range. But 1st of all it's his damage with crit! I reccomand this champion for all beginners! When you're getting better you should start to try other champions. Gp is not the best, and the really good people knows how to counter GP very easy!
Shyvana FTW on November 26, 2013:
Mark Passarelli (author) from Lakewood Colorado on November 07, 2013:
Moe Lester on November 07, 2013:
I loved Kitty Cat Katarina because I would fap to it every time I played her.
Christ Redeemer on October 26, 2013:
Well, i got Darius and its worth it... !!
RandomAnon on October 22, 2013:
I've been playing Ryze for a while, and I think ths guide sums him up really well!
Bloody Soul II on October 10, 2013:
Warwick OP, but Garen is very easy too.
SGHOSt on October 09, 2013:
i mastered Shyvana first
tiki on October 04, 2013:
Master yi is awesome. I made some crazy scores at my very beginning at lol with him. And he has lots of damage and very farm ability. Extremely cool playinh latcer game because of his tons of damage
Dr pepper on September 30, 2013:
I started with AP nunu. He has great sustain and crazy ratios, and his bush ults are a thing of legend and not hard to do. My friend who is new started with ashe, but he really has a liking for teemo and Riven now.
Erik on September 24, 2013:
I really like Ashe
TaylorRageful on August 06, 2013:
Any ranged AD carry,marksman is likely a good choice for beginners. Auto attacking for the most damage as opposed to ability power is an easy thing to grasp. I would suggest Urgot, Sivir, or (and I'm not exactly sure why she isn't on this list) Ashe.
Laloidod on July 31, 2013:
I started with Graves
potato head on July 29, 2013:
I started out with garen and overtime I realized that he was very squishy. For garen, you just do the same thing over and over again...
pumpyshit on July 19, 2013:
I start to play lol with Fiddlesticks. Now, i play with a lot of champs but Fiddlesticks is my main, because is funny to play and i love the mechanical to play. Surpriseeeeeeeee! :D
Blake on June 29, 2013:
I started with ashe she seemed really good because of her slowing capabilities and her skill shot isn't to difficult to master. i then moved to ryze and nasus. Nasus was my best friend and then i bought jax and used him for a while, and now i am using mordekaiser and i would recommend him as a starter champion because of his should ability if you build him as ap he has a great farm and can turn 5v5s into 6v4s with his ult overall i think he would be great to start with.
killstealed/EUNE on June 26, 2013:
first champion has to be Darius before the nerfs, when his "q" q dealt more dmg, when hes "e" gave armor, and when his ultimate came back from cd instantly on a kill, it was really fun to get quadras all the time. although i hate it when people "ks" me, but i do it too and Darius is perfect for that. they nerfed him to the ground, RIP dar.
Lux on June 08, 2013:
Forever lux :). A little bit hard to start, but scoring a Quadra with my laser is SUCH a rewarding moment
babyboo on May 29, 2013:
Four3al on May 17, 2013:
for me the best canm at the beginning was yi if he is feded at first he can destroy all the team but i have much more fun playing with jax
S.Rodriguez on May 12, 2013:
the first champion i got good with is morgana! she is excellent in support. and i don't kow why garen isn't on the list. he is a beast early game and he really is worth buying
Jsm on May 06, 2013:
Soraka was the first one I got good at. I found her really easy cuz of the heal and aoe q ability
janrey on April 30, 2013:
My first champ i got good with was fizz. fizz good in play but be careful of fizz. but fizz is good
he is best
caitlyn piltovers finest on March 26, 2013:
My first champ i got good with was caitlyn. She is quite easy to play and i still have fun with her. Recently bought zed and he is beast
dylan on March 10, 2013:
Dan on February 28, 2013:
I loved Ashe. I could use her range to my advantage. I was pretty timid starting out never playing anything like League of Legends before. Being able to separate myself from my enemies and deal a fair amount of damage helped me ease into the game. Her abilities are really easy to grasp. I didn't get a ton of Champion kills the first 5-10 games I played but I always 200+ minion kills and made more money than most of my teammates which helped significantly. I use Pantheon a lot now but I always go back to Ashe every fourth game or so.
izaki on February 27, 2013:
i'm still a beginner and tryin' to do well wit Alistar and Garen..
meh on February 18, 2013:
sdasd on February 17, 2013:
hon is better
Danial on February 16, 2013:
Rammus was the first champ I've ever mastered. So op and thought me about teamfights. Definitely recommend rammus.
DrunkenNinja on January 25, 2013:
I started with just playing anyone that was free. The first champion I did really well with was probably Teemo. The first champion I decided to master was Ezreal, but I won't recommend him for beginners...
someone on January 20, 2013:
I started with tarick and malphite
Mark Passarelli (author) from Lakewood Colorado on December 18, 2012:
Hi, Thanks for the comment. I though fiddle was good especially when I was starting out because his drain allowed me to stay alive in lane. I do agree that Ashe, Garen, Darius, and Wukong are great beginner champs.
me on December 14, 2012:
i would recommend ashe, garen, darius, wukong for beginners.. those re the easiest i guess.. and fidd is definitely not an easy champ for begginers -.-
Visitor on August 03, 2012:
I wouldn't really agree with everything. I found Ryze hard to play in beginning because of his low range spells although I get your point of having no skillshots. And Fiddlesticks in my opinion one of the harder champions, he doesn't have the burst and if his life drain is interrupt he is screwed more or less.
For me Ashe was the right way to start (some other AD Carries could be easy too). High range, getting high autoattack damage so lasthitting gets easier and a little skillshot practice from her ultimate give a good start to learn the basics.
Me! on July 29, 2012:
Thanks for posting this for my newbie friend
Mark Passarelli (author) from Lakewood Colorado on July 06, 2012:
Thanks for the comment. Yeah it's a great game and can be pretty fun once you get going at it. I hope my guides can help you out. :)
John Roberts from South Yorkshire, England on July 06, 2012:
I'm starting to get interested in this LoL game (is that what people call it?), and this is a really good guide! I'll have to read more of your articles on this game as I download it, or whatever it requires.
Voted up, useful and awesome ^^