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Top 10 Champions for Newbies in League of Legends: LOL’s Best Champions for Beginners
There are a lot of different champions in League of Legends – just to give you an idea, there are over 100 champions in LOL – so new players, newbies, and overall beginners can feel daunted when it comes to picking their heroes in order to win at the fields of justice.
I tend to think that the best champions for beginners are good at farming and can give out some CC (also known as Crowd Control) which is definitely OP (overpowered) on lower ELOs (low leagues, like Bronze League, Silver League and Unranked).
On the other hand, I also considered champions who damage insanely with not much reliance on skill shots in order to determine the Top 10 best champions for beginners, because killing stuff fast is fun!
A Note About Low Elo Newbies and the Late Game:
Some of the things I must tell you that nobody else does is that as a low elo player or a newbie, you'll be consistently stuck in longer games.
The more you climb, the less time players take to finish the other team's nexus, but low elo guys don't really know how to carry or win, they prioritize kills over objectives and take bad decisions on their macro game as a rule of thumb.
Having this in mind, you'll spend a lot of time in long games, which are 30 mins or more.
This means that there are obvious ways to get an advantage, but NOBODY tells you this:
- The Gathering Storm rune is overpowered in low-elo: As it scales with time, the more players with it on your team, the more chances you have to win.
- Hyper-Carries are going to outscale everything else most of the games.
Having this in mind, you should NEVER go to a game without the Gathering Storm rune. Always take the gathering storm rune, even if you have to pick it as a secondary branch. After 20 minutes it starts getting out of control really quickly.
On another note, you should pick characters with overpowered scaling, such as_
- Tryndamere (which can win games split pushing even at 0/11 on low elo).
Everyone seems to forget this detail about low elo games, and I've told many low elo friends to do this, them being able to pull it off with great success.
One of the main things is having most of your team taking gathering storm.
Trust me, it really is OP and will carry you up to GOLD elo easily.
Now, read below for mechanically easy champions on League of Legends, but bear these details in mind to make sure you can personalize your choice and make the ultimate decision.
Ryze: Weak Farmer, Strong Fighter
Ryze is a good champion for the newbie in LOL as it balances high damage with quite a nice sustain and durability. You don’t have to worry about hitting skill shots with this one because his abilities are on target.
Ryze’s stun is also a great addition, especially if you’re facing someone without a gap closer as you’ll be able to stun and hit before they even think of engaging.
His late game is a beast too, and if you use your Ultimate with his “E” then you can quickly clear minion waves.
Spell vamp bonus makes it so that you can stay in lane for a great deal of time, and you won’t run out of mana since you’ll be stacking it.
The reason why Ryze is a good noob-friendly champion:
- No Skill Shots
- HP Sustain
- Mana Sustain
- Option to be Tanky
- Option to be damaging
Final Note: You should always try to farm, but it can be hard to last-hit minions with Ryze, so if you see yourself struggling, pick another champion on this list because last hits and gold are essential to be a good LOL player.
Galio: Keeps Distance and Damages while Tanking
At first I thought about skipping this one because it isn’t one of the most powerful champions right now, but then I considered that Galio is actually a pretty decent choice for those new to League of Legends.
Firstly, you can farm from a distance and you can farm quickly with your AoE (area of effect) abilities. Secondly, you are also a bit tankier than most mages, which makes mistakes less punishable, and lastly, you are still a great damage dealing champion.
You get damage, durability, and farming power, so I should consider Galio a good champion for beginners.
These are the good things about this LOL Champion:
- Inherently Tanky
- Good Farmer
- AoE Ultimate (R)
- Reliable Damage Output
Final Note: Galio is a pretty fun champion to play at lower ELOs because you’re Ultimate will pretty much always hit with its full force, as players usually neglect it and surround you when it is up.
Fiddlesticks: Great at Lane, Godly Late Game
Fiddlesticks is a great champion for the newbie at League of Legends because he can stay in lane for a long time thanks to his drain ability, and he can push his opponent out because of his massive level of harass.
You can struggle to get minion gold at early levels, although you easily stack up on it once your “E” does enough damage.
His ultimate ability can win team fights alone, especially if you’re playing against fellow LOL rookies.
The Best About Fiddle:
- Drains Life
- Pushes Lane Opponent Out
- Fear is a great CC
- AoE Ultimate kills the enemy team!
Final Note: This is a great champion for new players to carry with since his team fighting abilities are golden and he can take out a whole team if he managed to snowball early.
Garen: A Free Win for Demacia!
Garen is great because no matter how you build him he manages to stay a threat. People always talk about how Garen is a free win at lower ELO and low skill level play because of his high base damage and inherent durability.
He can be tanky and yet deal tons of damage. His ultimate is a great execution move and if you buy Infinity Edge on him together with a Brutalizer you’ll do so much spinning damage you can insta-gib their carries!
Benefits of Playing Garen:
- High Base Damage
- Execution Ultimate
- Lane Bully
Final Note: People usually think about building a full tank with Garen, but I found out the best thing is building a Brutalizer and an Infinity Edge, going full tank only after those items – unless you build Brutalizer and start losing, in that case, get items that counter your opponent.
Don’t play Garen against Pantheon.
Warwick: Lifesteal and Great Duelist
Warwick is great for LOL beginners because he damages while staying alive. If you play him right you can reach late game with such a power that you win 1on1 against everyone that crosses your path.
He is great at surviving but not so good at farming, so if you like to focus on fighting other champions, he is a great pick.
- Good Chaser
- Great Sustain and Lifesteal
- Can be a Jungler
- Good Dueler
Final Note: You can feel immortal after you start snowballing, but remember even Warwick loses fights if outnumbered, so don’t let the enemy team get the shutdown gold.
Jax: Easy Fighter, Hard Results!
Jax is a fighter and a duelist at heart, and he was one of my first main champions, so I have something of puppy love for the guy. He is great in the lane and yet his kit is pretty easy to dominate. If you happen to get a good start, you’ll get so fed that you’ll be hyper carrying the game by yourself, getting kill after kill with no chance for the enemy team.
Jax is one of those champions that, if out of control, will end a game single handily.
Some of Jax’s best features:
- Can gap close or escape
- Easy to learn
- Can carry games hard
- Unbeatable if Fed
Final Note: If you are behind, you still can pick up the pace with one or two kills or a greater farming focus. Even if all else fails, you can still split push decently, so Jax is pretty reliable and versatile.
Amumu: If you ever need to Jungle
League of Legends’ beginners will be fodder for a good Amumu, and he is currently one of the best junglers in the game because of all of his skills and how useful he is for the team.
He has a lot of damage, but his focuses are on tanking and in dishing out crowd control abilities to let your allies pound the enemy in team fights while you laugh.
Easy and Fun!
Good things about Amumu:
- CC by the Bucketloads;
- High Damage Output (with percent damage);
- Tank and Durable
- His ultimate wins team fights.
Final Note: If you happen to have Malphite on your team, then your two ultimate abilities can combo in a way that the enemy can’t even start attacking during team fights.
Darius: Dunk them for Noxus!
This is a champion League of Legends beginners just need to have. The thing that makes Darius such a good champion for new players is the fact that he deals so much damage and yet is so hard to kill.
His ultimate ability is an executioner skill and it refreshes if you kill someone so you can even do some cool pentakills.
He deals with true damage and his passive is damage over time that scales with Attack Damage.
Some things about Darius:
- High Damage
- High Durability
- True Damage Ultimate
- Can Pentakill – everyone loves that!
Final Note: A Darius player gets flamed as a Teemo player gets flamed. People hate Darius because he is a “noob champ” or so they like to say. Meh, what does it matter, as long as you’re winning!
Tryndamere: Auto Attack and Profit
Tryndamere is one of the best LOL Champions for beginners simply because he doesn't require a lot of skill to master. His auto-attacks are what makes him so strong because he has an in-built critical chance passive and can use his rage to dish out some serious damage via critical hits - or spend it to heal.
Tryndamere is great for split pushing techniques and is an amazing duelist since he can pretty much win any fight against all but those who specifically counter him.
The Best About Tryndamere:
- Auto-Attack Based;
- Huge Damage;
- Can Jungle;
- Good Duelist;
- Good Split Pusher
Final Note: You should always build items that give you critical chance, critical damage, attack speed and raw Attack Damage.
Be sure to use his ultimate to cheat death and kill your target instead.
Master Yi: The Assassin for the Newbie
Master Yi has to be one of the most user-friendly champions in League of Legends. He is simple to use and yet has the potential to carry games.
Typically, Master Yi starts out weak, but as he farms and gets attack speed, critical chance, and attack damage items, he really scales to become a late-game beast!
When left unchecked, Master Yi will snowball into a position in which he will be able to carry a game alone by winning team fights or split pushing.
The best thing about Yi is that Auto-Attacks are what makes him strong, and you don't have to worry about hitting difficult skill shots.
Master Yi's Strong Points:
- Auto Attack Based;
- Snowballs Hard;
- Easy to farm with;
- High Damage;
- Split Pusher;
- Good Jungler;
Final Note: With Master Yi, you shouldn't get behind because he is very item reliant. Focus on farming if you're not having luck with kills and make sure you gear up for the late game.
Notice that his Ultimate Ability makes you immune to most CC - use it to go for their carries or marksmen.
Another Voice: Someone else's Picks
To know more about my readers:
How to Pick the Best Champion for Low Elo League of Legends:
So, consider all of these champions and their playstyles in order to make the best choice for you.
Try them all and see what matches your style the most, but don't forget to take the Gathering Storm rune every time and convince your friends or teammates to do the same for increased shots of success.
If you end up picking Garen, don't build trinity force and phantom dancer. Either build Black Cleaver and Phantom Dancer or build Trinity Force and Sterak's.
The phantom dancer is to increase armor shred on your E, and Black Cleaver adds to this effect.
MonkeyWriter17 on June 20, 2016:
nice article, however I disagree, Fiddle is so squishy that if your a newbie your going to feed. I feel like teemo and heimer should be up there as well. Since they are probably the two best newbie champs.
Rui Carreira (author) from Torres Novas on January 04, 2016:
I included Darius, it's right there on the list and definitely a good champion for Newbies in the League.
Dylan Parado from Manila, Philippines on January 03, 2016:
How about Darius though?
Rui Carreira (author) from Torres Novas on January 15, 2015:
Well thank you very much DDE! See you around!
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 15, 2015:
A brilliantly produced hub. Voted up, interesting and useful