I am by most standards a fairly new player. After having my account since season 2, I hit level 30 in January this year and have since bounced my way between and Bronze and Silver in ranked. So by most regards I am new and probably not the most knowledgable about the game.

I recently started to get my brother into the game and started to teach him what I knew. I realized that there isn’t an easy way for him to find info about all the champions in one place. I decided to start putting together a sort of beginners guide with all the info someone would need to start understanding the game. If something like this already exists, let me know.

So far I have this table that lays out some basic info:

ChampionLaneAP/ADBuildNotes
AatroxTop/JungleADDamage, Semi TankHas lots of lifesteal, Will revive if healthbar shows red
AhriMidAP, True DamageDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Skillshot CC
AkaliMid/TopAPDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Invisibility Shroud
AlistarSupport/TopAPTank, Support*Super Tanky, Lots of CC and Displacement
AmumuJungleAPTanky AP DamageLong Range Gap Closer, Large AoE Stun, Tanky
AniviaMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemLate Game Damage, Great Anti-Siege, Can Revive
AnnieMid/SupportAPDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsHigh Burst, Stun, Played as a Control Support
AsheADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemGlobal Stun with Ult, Perma Slow, Late Game Damage, Good at kiting
BlitzcrankSupportAPSupport*Long Range Hook, Knockup, Silence, Slightly Tanky, Passive Gives Shield when health is low, Size of shield is based on mana
BrandMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemStun, Strong AoE Damage
BraumSupportAPTank, Support*Super Tanky, Lots of CC, Slows, Stun, Knockup
CaitlynADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemLong Range, Late Game Damage, Ult Can be Blocked, Lane Bully
CassiopeiaMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemVery hard mechanically, AoE stun, Poison
Cho’GathTop/MidAPTanky AP DamageAoE Knockup and Silence, High Health/Tanky
CorkiADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemLane Bully, Some AP Damage, Long range poke
DariusTopAD, True DamageTanky AD DamageStrong Early Game, Attacks cause Bleeding, Ult resets on kills, Falls off Late Game
DianaMid/Top/JungleAPTanky AP DamageTanky AP Assassin, Highly Mobile, Versatile
Dr. MundoTopAP/ADTankSuper Tanky, Hard to kill in lane Post Level 6, Abilities cost health
DravenADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemExtremely High Damage, Uses lots of Crits, Global Ultimate
EliseJungleAPDamage, Utility**, Semi TankPercent health damage and Magic Penetration, Skillshot CC, Strong Early Game, Changes forms, Abilities change with form
EvelynnJungleAP/ADTanky AP/AD DamageInvisible, Highly Mobile, Can easily chase, Strong early game
EzrealADC/MidAD/APDamage, One Defensive ItemAll Skillshot champion, Plays AP in mid lane, No waveclear, Global Ultimate, Highly Mobile, Poke champion
FiddlesticksJungle/MidAPDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsFear, Life Drain, Silence, Strong AoE Damage
FioraTopADDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsHigh Burst, Highly Mobile, Untargetable during Ult
FizzMid/TopAPDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Skillshot Ult with latent damage, Weak Pre 6
GalioMidAPTanky AP DamageTanky anti-mage, AoE Taunt
GangplankTopADMultitude of Builds***Global Ultimate, Q can Crit, Has debuff removal
GarenTopADTanky AD DamageUlt does more damage based on missing health, Requires early game aggression, Silence
GnarTopADMeta Builds Still Being ExpirementedWhen Rage bar fills he transforms, very squishy and small form, Highly Mobile
GragasTop/Mid/JungleAPTanky AP DamageTanky with Strong CC and good damage, AoE Ultimate with displacement
GravesADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh Burst, Tankiest ADC, Fairly Short Range
HecarimJungleADDamage, Movement Speed, Semi TankDamage increases based on Movement speed, Can be built tanky, Fear
HeimerdingerMid/TopAPDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsSets up turrets, Creates a safe zone with turrets, Hard to Gank, Ult Turret does high damage
IreliaTopAD, True DamageTanky AD DamageStart with Trinity Force Build tanky after, Lots of lifesteal, Stun, Highly Mobile
JannaSupport/MidAPSupport*/Damage, One or Two Defensive ItemsGood at disengaging, AoE Displacement with Ult, Ult Heals Teammates in area, Knockup
Jarvan IVJungle/TopADTanky AD Damage/Full TankStrong Engage, Can be Super tanky, Ult locks players inside walls
JaxTop/JungleAD, Some APTanky AD DamageWeak early game, Strong late game, Very strong 1v1, Stun, Tanky, Great Split Pusher
JayceTop/Mid/ADCADDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsCan switch between ranged and melee, High Burst, Knockback
JinxADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemLate Game Hyper Carry, High attack speed, Snare, Global Ult, Gains movement speed on kill
KarmaSupport/Mid/TopAPDamage, One or Two Defensive Items/Support*Lane Bully, Shield, Snare, Strong AoE Damage
KarthusMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemUlt targets all enemies, After dying can still cast spells for a short time
KassadinMid/TopAPDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile
KatarinaMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Ult Can be stopped with CC, Grievous Wounds, Skills reset on kills and assists
KayleMid/Top/JungleAPDamage, One Defensive ItemCan switch between ranged and melee, Heals, Ult Negates Damage
KennenTop/MidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemHighly Mobile, Stun, Strong AoE damage on Ult
Kha’ZixJungle/Top/MidADDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Can Turn invisible, Does more damage to isolated targets, Abilities evolve with Ult
Kog’MawADC/MidAD/APDamage, One Defensive ItemLate Game Damage, Very Immobile, long range poke, Can be played AP Mid
LeblancMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Snare, Ult mimics last ability used
Lee SinJungle/TopADTanky AD DamageHighly Mobile, Strong early game, Ult Displaces target, Can ward hop
LeonaSupportAPTankTanky, Lots of CC
LissandraMid/TopAPDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsStrong AoE Damage, Can switch places with Claw, Ult can protect her from damage
LucianADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemShort Range, Lane Bully, High Burst, Relies on cooldowns to spam skills
LuluMid/Support/TopAPDamage, One Defensive Item/Support*Lane Bully, Shield, Perma Slow, Ult Knocks up enemies and makes target ally stronger
LuxMid/SupportAPDamage, One Defensive ItemLane Bully, Snare, Long range ult
MalphiteTop/JungleAPTankDoes more damage based on armor, Tanky, Ult knocks up enemies in AoE
MalzaharMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemStrong AoE Damage, DoT damage, Ult Supresses
MaokaiJungle/TopAPTanky AP DamageVery Tanky, Amazing Teamfighting, Ult Lowers Damage dealt to self and Allies, Snare
Master YiJungle/TopAD, True DamageDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Cant be slowed with ult, Relies on crits
Miss FortuneADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh movement speed, no escapes, Lane bully, AoE Damage with Ult, Grievous Wounds
MordekaiserMid/TopAPTanky AP DamageShield that comes from damage from his spells, Ult creates a ghost of target if killed
MorganaSupport/MidAPSupport*/Damage, One or Two Defensive ItemsLong Range Snare, Lots off CC, Shield that protects for AP damage and CC
NamiSupportAPSupport*Short Range Stun, Heals, Ult Knocks up in AoE
NasusTopAD/APTankQ gains extra damage when used to farm, Destroys towers late game, High health, Immobile
NautilusJungle/SupportAPTanky AP DamageLong Range Hook, AoE Knockup with Ult, Aoe Slow, Tanky
NidaleeTop/MidAD/APTanky AD DamageHighly Mobile, Strong Split Pusher, Does more damage to marked targets, Builds AD in Top, Abilities change in cougar form
NocturneJungleADDamage, One Defensive ItemGood Jungle Clear, Semi Global Ult with vision denial, Good at chasing, fear, Shield
NunuJungle/SupportAPTanky AP DamageTanky, Good sustain, Built in smite, High AoE Damage Ult
OlafTop/JungleAD, True DamageTanky AD DamageUlt makes him immune to CC, Good Lifesteal, Deals a lot of true damage, Stronger the lower his hp is
OriannaMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemLane Bully, Shield, AoE Damage and Displacement with Ult, High Utility, Damage comes from where her ball is
PantheonJungle/TopADDamage, Small amount of DefenseSemi Global Ult, Stun, Strong Early Game, Shield that can block tower shots
PoppyTopADTanky AD DamageExtremely strong late game, Tanky, Knockback, Ult blocks damage from everyone but target
QuinnADC/TopADDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsBlind, Short Range, High damage to marked targets, Can be played top, Strong Split Pusher
RammusJungleAPTankTanky, Taunt, AoE Damage to turrets with ult, Does more damage based on armor
RenektonTop/JungleADTanky AD DamageStrong Early Game, Tanky, Lane Bully, Late game tank, Stun, Strong Lifesteal
RengarJungle/TopADDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Can Turn Inivisible, Snare, Good Self Heal
RivenTop/JungleADDamage, One Defensive Item/Tanky AD DamageUlt does more damage with lower health, Stun, Highly Mobile, Strong AoE damage, Shield
RumbleTopAPTanky AP DamageShield, Strong AoE Damage with ult, Long range poke with slow
RyzeMid/TopAPTanky AP Damage, ManaScales off of Mana, Tanky, Late Game Damage, Snare, Low Cooldown on abilities
SejuaniJungleAPTanky AP DamageTanky, AoE Stun
ShacoJungleAP/ADDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsCan create a copy of himself, Can go invisible, Boxes fear enemies, Doesn’t need a leash
ShenTopADTankSuper Tanky, Taunt, Has Self Heal, Shield, Ult Teleports and gives shield to ally
ShyvanaTop/JungleAD, Some APTanky AD DamageTanky, AoE Damage, Ult Displaces enemies
SingedTopAPTanky AP Damage, ManaTanky, Tosses enemies behind him, Leaves Poison trail behind him, AoE Slow, Proxy Farms, Don’t Chase Singed
SionMid/Top/JungleAP/ADMultitude of Builds****(AP) High Burst, Stun, Shield, (AD) Lots of lifesteal, High Health, Max health increases for each minion or champion kill
SivirADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh Mobility, Shield that blocks a single skill, Good waveclear
SkarnerJungleADTanky AD Damage/Full TankSuper Tanky, Good at chasing, Ult supresses and drags enemy with him, Shield, Stun
SonaSupportAPSupport*Very Squishy, Lane Bully, Heals, Shield, Stun
SorakaSupportAPSupport*Lots of Heals, AoE MR Shred, Ult Heals entire team, Silence
SwainMid/TopAPTanky AP DamageAoE Snare, E increases damage to marked targets, AoE lifesteal with ult
SyndraMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemLane Bully, Stun, Knockback, High Burst Damage
TalonMidADDamage, One Defensive ItemHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Can Turn invisible, Can blink to behind target
TaricSupportAPTank, Support*Tanky, Stun, Heals
TeemoTop/MidAP/ADDamage, One Defensive ItemTurns invisible when stationary, Poison, Blind, Places invisible traps that poision
ThreshSupportAD/APTank, Support*Tanky, Lots of CC, Shield, Lantern transports allies to thresh
TristanaADC/MidAD/APDamage, One Defensive ItemLate Game Damage, Long Range Jump with reset, Attack range increases with level, Lane Bully, High Burst (AP)
TrundleTop/JungleADTanky AD DamageUlt Steals defensive stats from target, Tanky, Increases healing to himself
TryndamereTop/JungleADDamage, One Defensive ItemGreat at chasing, Great Split Pusher, Relies on crits, Ult keeps him alive for 5 seconds
Twisted FateMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemSemi Global Ult, Stun, Good Waveclear
TwitchADC/JungleADDamage, One Defensive ItemCan turn invisible, Poisons, Ult hits anything in line behind target, Assassin
UdyrJungleAD, Some APTank/Multitude of Builds*****Great Jungle Clear, High move speed, Stun, Good AoE Damage, Tanky, Shield, Split Pusher
UrgotADC/TopADDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsLane Bully, Falls off late game, Ult Supresses and trades places with target, Shield
VarusADCADDamage, One Defensive ItemLong Range, CC Ult, No escapes, Marked targets take extra damage when hit with an ability
VayneADC/TopAD, True DamageDamage, One Defensive ItemShort Range, High Mobility, Knockback with stun, Does extra damage based on health
VeigarMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemStun, High Burst, Does extra damage to champions based on amount of AP, Q gains extra damage when used to farm
Vel’KozMid/SupportAPDamage, One Defensive Item/Support*High Burst, Strong Poke, Stun and Knockback, Target with 3 marks takes extra damage
ViJungleADDamage, One or Two Defensive Items/TankHigh Mobility, Shield, Knockback, Snare Gapcloser and Damage on Ult, Can be tanky
ViktorMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemGood Poke, Strong at level 6, Silence, Stun, Shield
VladimirMid/TopAPTanky AP DamageLots of Lifesteal, Abilities cost health, Good AoE Damage on Ult, Can go into pool to dodge
VolibearTop/JungleADTanky AD DamageVery Tanky, Toss, Fear, Passive Heals for a large amount when health is low
WarwickJungleAD/APTanky AD Damage/Tanky AP DamageLots of Lifesteal, Tanky, Movement speed increases near low health enemies, Supress on Ult
WukongTop/JungleADDamage, Semi TankNaturally Tanky, Armor Shred, Can turn invisible, AoE Knockup and Damage on Ult
XerathMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemLong Range Poke, Semi Global Ult, Stun
Xin ZhaoJungle/TopADDamage, Semi TankHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Tanky, Knockup, Displacement on Ult, Self Heals
YasuoMid/TopADDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsHighly Mobile, Shield, Knockup, Windwall stops projectiles, Knockups set up Ult
YorickTop/Mid/JungleAP/ADTanky AP Damage/Tanky AD DamageTanky, Lifesteal, Ult creates ghost of ally and If ally dies they are revived for 10 seconds
ZacJungle/TopAPTank/Tanky AP DamageNaturally Tanky, Knockups, Can Revive from passive, Ult knocks up enemies he lands on
ZedMid/TopADDamage, One or Two Defensive ItemsHigh Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Ult with latent damage, Can trade places with shadows, Shadows mimic abilities
ZiggsMidAPDamage, One Defensive ItemLane Bully, Good AoE Damage, Late Game Damage, Semi Global Ult, Knockback
ZileanSupport/MidAPSupport*/Damage, One or Two Defensive ItemsLane Bully, Bombs do AoE Damage, Ult revives marked ally that dies
ZyraSupport/MidAPSupport*/Damage, One or Two Defensive ItemsLong range Snare, Ult AoE Knockup, Seeds turn into plants, After dying gets one skillshot


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