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5 Easy to Learn Champions: LoL Beginners

Updated on June 19, 2013

We all had to start somewhere. As beginners, some of us just juggled around the free champions and got by. Others bought a cheap champion and stuck with it as their "main". When I first started playing League of Legends, I would be playing one of Nunu or Amumu non-stop, because I wasn't really familiar with other champions yet. If you are just starting your first few games in League of Legends, then look no further. Here are some cheap, easy-to-learn champions that beginners can try out.



At a low price of 450 IP, Garen is a great champion for low level beginners to start with. His stats are naturally somewhat tanky and his passive is good for laning. His Q is relatively straight forward as is his E. His ultimate is a single target ability that can help new players secure kills. New players can see their impact in the game through his damage. He has no skill shots, which makes things a lot easier for new players. Also, I believe Garen is now one of the choices in one of the tutorials that Riot has implemented. This familiarity with Garen also leads itself to helping new players get more comfortable with the game.



For the low-cost, mage champion slot, I was deciding to go between Annie and Ryze. Ultimately I went with Annie because Ryze requires a lot of skill spamming which is not what most new players will be used to doing. Annie's Q allows for some easier farming. Instead of worrying about using your auto-attack to farm, Annie's Q makes is significantly easier. Her spells are simple as well, as none of them are skill shots. Her W casts in a cone in front of her and her ultimate casts in a targeted location. While new players may not get the concept of her passive right away, they can still do pretty well with Annie even without it. Also, Annie can score kills as well, which is probably important to most new players. She has 3 damaging spells which allows for a constant flow of damage to use to finish off champions.



A beginner favorite probably just based on his cute looks and mushroom mines. Teemo doesn't have any hard mechanics and is just 1350 IP. His Q is a single target ability, his W makes him run even faster when activated (although passively it also makes him run faster), and his R is his signature shroom mines which are simple to use. None of his kit is especially confusing for the average newbie, and his cute demeanor is simply too irresistible.

One main thing about Teemo that makes him an attractive choice for newbies: he's fun! It's fun running around placing shrooms and hopefully getting kills off new players who are running through your shroom minefield unaware of what is going on. As a new player playing against other new players, Teemo can actually do some major damage just with his shrooms.



Tanky. That's all I really have to say. You build armor and health on him and you can still do damage. His E is fairly simple to use as it just hits everyone around him. His Q is single target and helps him chase and escape. Finally, his ultimate can help him score kills, but may be a little more confusing for the beginner. Overall though, you won't be dying as much as Malphite when you first start off so that might make your first few games a little more enjoyable.

If you are getting mad about dying all the time in League of Legends, then Malphite might be your choice of champion.



Really simple and cheap champion overall. Nunu is a champion that is very easy to lane with. His Consume (Q) gives him lane sustainability, and his Ice Blast (E) is a high damage, single target spell. It is very easy to get kills against other newbies with his E. His ultimate is the only source of difficulty early on. Players have to understand not to move as they channel, and learn when to break channel when they want to end his ultimate early. Other than that, Nunu's superior base stats, allow players to do well with him even if they don't understand what items to buy or how to play. As my first "main", I remember building the subpar items on him, but still able to secure kills just due to the high base damage on his Ice Blast (E).

My champion of choice for new players is to play Nunu, not as a support champion, but as a tanky-AP champion.

Hope you enjoyed my thoughts on great newbie-friendly champions! Good luck on your first few games in League of Legends and more importantly, have fun!

Which of these champions do you think is best for Newbies?

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      3 years ago

      If you want to get Garen free to try out and get his DreadKnight skin free you can get the code from Riot.

      Just follow the instructions here:

      Pretty easy and free so you can learn him even if you are new :)

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      4 years ago

      I used Annie and Nunu a lot on the beginning. Annie makes the worst player feel like a pro of you stack ability.

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      4 years ago

      Hi love this article, I would've added sona in there mainly because she is an easy support to play as, if other players wanted to get into support then they should get her, she's an awesome champion and has an awesome ult for beginners

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      Sarah Forester 

      4 years ago from Australia

      Great idea for a page. I think Garen and Annie are definitely the easiest of the two. I played them both during my early levels along with Cho'Gath.

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      5 years ago

      Hi I really like this article! I hope you don't mind if I feature it on my subreddit which is dedicated to the process of leveling for smurfs and beginners.

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      5 years ago

      get Master Yi.crazy haste+ult and stack only haste items=kill kill kill

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      The smurfs 

      5 years ago

      lol ryze one of the most hardest champs to use they will not even be able to bulid ryze

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      5 years ago

      I think Jayce is a really easy champ for beginners


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