Everyone worth their salt will suggest you find a main champion in League of Legends, but this task can seem daunting as there are over 160 champions to choose from.

Luckily there are some solid methods to make this process much easier. As you start filtering for your needs, the number of champions to choose from will slowly decrease.

This way you will easily find a champion that resonates with you.

I will guide you through this process and hopefully make it easy for you. Reading this post will answer your question “how to find your main champion in League of Legends.”

What Playstyle Do You Enjoy the Most?

Assassin champions in LoL

League of Legends has classes of champions, and if you have been playing for a while, you will notice that you enjoy some more than others.

Here is a list of classes with example champions to give you an idea:

  1. Enchanter – Janna, Lulu, Soraka
  2. Catcher – Blitz, Nautilus, Morgana
  3. Juggernaut – Darius, Urgot, Volibear
  4. Diver – Hecarim, Jarvan, Vi
  5. Burst mage – Syndra, Veigar, Annie
  6. Battle mage – Vladimir, Swain, Rumble
  7. Artillery – Xerath, Ziggs, Vex
  8. Assassin – Zed, Akali, Evelynn
  9. Skirmisher – Jax, Yasuo, Fiora
  10. Tank – Braum, Sejuani, Tahm Kench

You will notice that each class has a certain playstyle and requires different skills. Enchanters will aim to stay behind and protect their carries, while assassins have to use their wit to find the best way to kill carries.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself. Are you an aggressive player? Are you a mechanical player? Are you a strategic player?

Do you like staying behind and poking enemies or do you like fighting long fights face-to-face?

After working out these questions you can then try to identify champions that possess the qualities you enjoy.

For example, If you like poking enemies from distance you can play Xerath. If you like showing off your mechanical prowess you can go for Zed. If you like controlling the lane you can go for something like Orianna.

If you have a lot of gaming experience, you will probably be familiar with all these classes, and you will find it easy to pick your main.

However, if you are new to League and gaming in general, you might need a little more time to figure out everything. The best thing you can do in that case is to play many games and see what stands out.

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Testing Champions in ARAM

ARAM is the most popular and the only permanent mode next to Summoners Rift.

The abbreviation “ARAM” stands for “All Random All Mid,” which makes sense considering the map layout and random assignment of champions.

Being the way it is, it is a perfect place to familiarize yourself with a wide range of champions. It can help you understand how your champion scales and how it should be played in a team setting.

After using it as a tool to understand champions on a surface level, you can take the champions you enjoy to the Summoners Rift, where you can explore them further.

What is Your Main Role?

Choosing the main champion will be severely limited by your main role since many champions are designed for only one specific position. This will naturally narrow down your choice.

To find out if a champion is good for a role, you can use websites like LeagueOfGraphs, where you can enter your champion and the role you intend to play. This will show you how well a pick is performing for other players.

Finding good champions for your role will also come with experience. The more you play the more you will understand what works in your ELO.

Read Also: 15 Best Mid Laners for Beginners

Champion Popularity

When picking your main champion, it is also really important to take into consideration how popular it is.

Popular champions will often be picked by the enemy, your allies or they will be banned. Take Yasuo for example, he is banned 18.7% of games, and he is picked 14.5% of games.

This means that you will have trouble picking him every third game.

Being unable to pick your champion consistently can really make it annoying and frustrating. it also makes it hard to learn all the ins and outs of a champion.

Lore and Aesthetics

Evelynn Art

After covering all the practicalities, there are two other factors with majorly affect the champion choice for many people; lore and aesthetics.

Each champion has a unique story and looks, and these can increase or decrease your appeal for certain champions.

A good example of looks would be Zed or Evelynn. These champions just look cool and have satisfying mechanics.

While examples of champs often picked for lore would be Jinx and VI, whose play rate significantly increased after the release of “Arcane.”

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Choosing the main champion in League of Legends can feel more overwhelming than it should be. The feeling usually fades away as you gain more information that can help you make your pick.

In general, the best thing you can do is play many games, and see what sticks.

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Last Update: March 2, 2024