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:

Champion Lane AP/AD Build Notes
Aatrox Top/Jungle AD Damage, Semi Tank Has lots of lifesteal, Will revive if healthbar shows red
Ahri Mid AP, True Damage Damage, One Defensive Item High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Skillshot CC
Akali Mid/Top AP Damage, One or Two Defensive Items High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Invisibility Shroud
Alistar Support/Top AP Tank, Support* Super Tanky, Lots of CC and Displacement
Amumu Jungle AP Tanky AP Damage Long Range Gap Closer, Large AoE Stun, Tanky
Anivia Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Late Game Damage, Great Anti-Siege, Can Revive
Annie Mid/Support AP Damage, One or Two Defensive Items High Burst, Stun, Played as a Control Support
Ashe ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item Global Stun with Ult, Perma Slow, Late Game Damage, Good at kiting
Blitzcrank Support AP Support* Long Range Hook, Knockup, Silence, Slightly Tanky, Passive Gives Shield when health is low, Size of shield is based on mana
Brand Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Stun, Strong AoE Damage
Braum Support AP Tank, Support* Super Tanky, Lots of CC, Slows, Stun, Knockup
Caitlyn ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item Long Range, Late Game Damage, Ult Can be Blocked, Lane Bully
Cassiopeia Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Very hard mechanically, AoE stun, Poison
Cho’Gath Top/Mid AP Tanky AP Damage AoE Knockup and Silence, High Health/Tanky
Corki ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item Lane Bully, Some AP Damage, Long range poke
Darius Top AD, True Damage Tanky AD Damage Strong Early Game, Attacks cause Bleeding, Ult resets on kills, Falls off Late Game
Diana Mid/Top/Jungle AP Tanky AP Damage Tanky AP Assassin, Highly Mobile, Versatile
Dr. Mundo Top AP/AD Tank Super Tanky, Hard to kill in lane Post Level 6, Abilities cost health
Draven ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item Extremely High Damage, Uses lots of Crits, Global Ultimate
Elise Jungle AP Damage, Utility**, Semi Tank Percent health damage and Magic Penetration, Skillshot CC, Strong Early Game, Changes forms, Abilities change with form
Evelynn Jungle AP/AD Tanky AP/AD Damage Invisible, Highly Mobile, Can easily chase, Strong early game
Ezreal ADC/Mid AD/AP Damage, One Defensive Item All Skillshot champion, Plays AP in mid lane, No waveclear, Global Ultimate, Highly Mobile, Poke champion
Fiddlesticks Jungle/Mid AP Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Fear, Life Drain, Silence, Strong AoE Damage
Fiora Top AD Damage, One or Two Defensive Items High Burst, Highly Mobile, Untargetable during Ult
Fizz Mid/Top AP Damage, One Defensive Item High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Skillshot Ult with latent damage, Weak Pre 6
Galio Mid AP Tanky AP Damage Tanky anti-mage, AoE Taunt
Gangplank Top AD Multitude of Builds*** Global Ultimate, Q can Crit, Has debuff removal
Garen Top AD Tanky AD Damage Ult does more damage based on missing health, Requires early game aggression, Silence
Gnar Top AD Meta Builds Still Being Expiremented When Rage bar fills he transforms, very squishy and small form, Highly Mobile
Gragas Top/Mid/Jungle AP Tanky AP Damage Tanky with Strong CC and good damage, AoE Ultimate with displacement
Graves ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item High Burst, Tankiest ADC, Fairly Short Range
Hecarim Jungle AD Damage, Movement Speed, Semi Tank Damage increases based on Movement speed, Can be built tanky, Fear
Heimerdinger Mid/Top AP Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Sets up turrets, Creates a safe zone with turrets, Hard to Gank, Ult Turret does high damage
Irelia Top AD, True Damage Tanky AD Damage Start with Trinity Force Build tanky after, Lots of lifesteal, Stun, Highly Mobile
Janna Support/Mid AP Support*/Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Good at disengaging, AoE Displacement with Ult, Ult Heals Teammates in area, Knockup
Jarvan IV Jungle/Top AD Tanky AD Damage/Full Tank Strong Engage, Can be Super tanky, Ult locks players inside walls
Jax Top/Jungle AD, Some AP Tanky AD Damage Weak early game, Strong late game, Very strong 1v1, Stun, Tanky, Great Split Pusher
Jayce Top/Mid/ADC AD Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Can switch between ranged and melee, High Burst, Knockback
Jinx ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item Late Game Hyper Carry, High attack speed, Snare, Global Ult, Gains movement speed on kill
Karma Support/Mid/Top AP Damage, One or Two Defensive Items/Support* Lane Bully, Shield, Snare, Strong AoE Damage
Karthus Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Ult targets all enemies, After dying can still cast spells for a short time
Kassadin Mid/Top AP Damage, One Defensive Item High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile
Katarina Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Ult Can be stopped with CC, Grievous Wounds, Skills reset on kills and assists
Kayle Mid/Top/Jungle AP Damage, One Defensive Item Can switch between ranged and melee, Heals, Ult Negates Damage
Kennen Top/Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Highly Mobile, Stun, Strong AoE damage on Ult
Kha’Zix Jungle/Top/Mid AD Damage, One or Two Defensive Items High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Can Turn invisible, Does more damage to isolated targets, Abilities evolve with Ult
Kog’Maw ADC/Mid AD/AP Damage, One Defensive Item Late Game Damage, Very Immobile, long range poke, Can be played AP Mid
Leblanc Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Snare, Ult mimics last ability used
Lee Sin Jungle/Top AD Tanky AD Damage Highly Mobile, Strong early game, Ult Displaces target, Can ward hop
Leona Support AP Tank Tanky, Lots of CC
Lissandra Mid/Top AP Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Strong AoE Damage, Can switch places with Claw, Ult can protect her from damage
Lucian ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item Short Range, Lane Bully, High Burst, Relies on cooldowns to spam skills
Lulu Mid/Support/Top AP Damage, One Defensive Item/Support* Lane Bully, Shield, Perma Slow, Ult Knocks up enemies and makes target ally stronger
Lux Mid/Support AP Damage, One Defensive Item Lane Bully, Snare, Long range ult
Malphite Top/Jungle AP Tank Does more damage based on armor, Tanky, Ult knocks up enemies in AoE
Malzahar Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Strong AoE Damage, DoT damage, Ult Supresses
Maokai Jungle/Top AP Tanky AP Damage Very Tanky, Amazing Teamfighting, Ult Lowers Damage dealt to self and Allies, Snare
Master Yi Jungle/Top AD, True Damage Damage, One or Two Defensive Items High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Cant be slowed with ult, Relies on crits
Miss Fortune ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item High movement speed, no escapes, Lane bully, AoE Damage with Ult, Grievous Wounds
Mordekaiser Mid/Top AP Tanky AP Damage Shield that comes from damage from his spells, Ult creates a ghost of target if killed
Morgana Support/Mid AP Support*/Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Long Range Snare, Lots off CC, Shield that protects for AP damage and CC
Nami Support AP Support* Short Range Stun, Heals, Ult Knocks up in AoE
Nasus Top AD/AP Tank Q gains extra damage when used to farm, Destroys towers late game, High health, Immobile
Nautilus Jungle/Support AP Tanky AP Damage Long Range Hook, AoE Knockup with Ult, Aoe Slow, Tanky
Nidalee Top/Mid AD/AP Tanky AD Damage Highly Mobile, Strong Split Pusher, Does more damage to marked targets, Builds AD in Top, Abilities change in cougar form
Nocturne Jungle AD Damage, One Defensive Item Good Jungle Clear, Semi Global Ult with vision denial, Good at chasing, fear, Shield
Nunu Jungle/Support AP Tanky AP Damage Tanky, Good sustain, Built in smite, High AoE Damage Ult
Olaf Top/Jungle AD, True Damage Tanky AD Damage Ult makes him immune to CC, Good Lifesteal, Deals a lot of true damage, Stronger the lower his hp is
Orianna Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Lane Bully, Shield, AoE Damage and Displacement with Ult, High Utility, Damage comes from where her ball is
Pantheon Jungle/Top AD Damage, Small amount of Defense Semi Global Ult, Stun, Strong Early Game, Shield that can block tower shots
Poppy Top AD Tanky AD Damage Extremely strong late game, Tanky, Knockback, Ult blocks damage from everyone but target
Quinn ADC/Top AD Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Blind, Short Range, High damage to marked targets, Can be played top, Strong Split Pusher
Rammus Jungle AP Tank Tanky, Taunt, AoE Damage to turrets with ult, Does more damage based on armor
Renekton Top/Jungle AD Tanky AD Damage Strong Early Game, Tanky, Lane Bully, Late game tank, Stun, Strong Lifesteal
Rengar Jungle/Top AD Damage, One Defensive Item High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Can Turn Inivisible, Snare, Good Self Heal
Riven Top/Jungle AD Damage, One Defensive Item/Tanky AD Damage Ult does more damage with lower health, Stun, Highly Mobile, Strong AoE damage, Shield
Rumble Top AP Tanky AP Damage Shield, Strong AoE Damage with ult, Long range poke with slow
Ryze Mid/Top AP Tanky AP Damage, Mana Scales off of Mana, Tanky, Late Game Damage, Snare, Low Cooldown on abilities
Sejuani Jungle AP Tanky AP Damage Tanky, AoE Stun
Shaco Jungle AP/AD Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Can create a copy of himself, Can go invisible, Boxes fear enemies, Doesn’t need a leash
Shen Top AD Tank Super Tanky, Taunt, Has Self Heal, Shield, Ult Teleports and gives shield to ally
Shyvana Top/Jungle AD, Some AP Tanky AD Damage Tanky, AoE Damage, Ult Displaces enemies
Singed Top AP Tanky AP Damage, Mana Tanky, Tosses enemies behind him, Leaves Poison trail behind him, AoE Slow, Proxy Farms, Don’t Chase Singed
Sion Mid/Top/Jungle AP/AD Multitude of Builds**** (AP) High Burst, Stun, Shield, (AD) Lots of lifesteal, High Health, Max health increases for each minion or champion kill
Sivir ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item High Mobility, Shield that blocks a single skill, Good waveclear
Skarner Jungle AD Tanky AD Damage/Full Tank Super Tanky, Good at chasing, Ult supresses and drags enemy with him, Shield, Stun
Sona Support AP Support* Very Squishy, Lane Bully, Heals, Shield, Stun
Soraka Support AP Support* Lots of Heals, AoE MR Shred, Ult Heals entire team, Silence
Swain Mid/Top AP Tanky AP Damage AoE Snare, E increases damage to marked targets, AoE lifesteal with ult
Syndra Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Lane Bully, Stun, Knockback, High Burst Damage
Talon Mid AD Damage, One Defensive Item High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Can Turn invisible, Can blink to behind target
Taric Support AP Tank, Support* Tanky, Stun, Heals
Teemo Top/Mid AP/AD Damage, One Defensive Item Turns invisible when stationary, Poison, Blind, Places invisible traps that poision
Thresh Support AD/AP Tank, Support* Tanky, Lots of CC, Shield, Lantern transports allies to thresh
Tristana ADC/Mid AD/AP Damage, One Defensive Item Late Game Damage, Long Range Jump with reset, Attack range increases with level, Lane Bully, High Burst (AP)
Trundle Top/Jungle AD Tanky AD Damage Ult Steals defensive stats from target, Tanky, Increases healing to himself
Tryndamere Top/Jungle AD Damage, One Defensive Item Great at chasing, Great Split Pusher, Relies on crits, Ult keeps him alive for 5 seconds
Twisted Fate Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Semi Global Ult, Stun, Good Waveclear
Twitch ADC/Jungle AD Damage, One Defensive Item Can turn invisible, Poisons, Ult hits anything in line behind target, Assassin
Udyr Jungle AD, Some AP Tank/Multitude of Builds***** Great Jungle Clear, High move speed, Stun, Good AoE Damage, Tanky, Shield, Split Pusher
Urgot ADC/Top AD Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Lane Bully, Falls off late game, Ult Supresses and trades places with target, Shield
Varus ADC AD Damage, One Defensive Item Long Range, CC Ult, No escapes, Marked targets take extra damage when hit with an ability
Vayne ADC/Top AD, True Damage Damage, One Defensive Item Short Range, High Mobility, Knockback with stun, Does extra damage based on health
Veigar Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Stun, High Burst, Does extra damage to champions based on amount of AP, Q gains extra damage when used to farm
Vel’Koz Mid/Support AP Damage, One Defensive Item/Support* High Burst, Strong Poke, Stun and Knockback, Target with 3 marks takes extra damage
Vi Jungle AD Damage, One or Two Defensive Items/Tank High Mobility, Shield, Knockback, Snare Gapcloser and Damage on Ult, Can be tanky
Viktor Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Good Poke, Strong at level 6, Silence, Stun, Shield
Vladimir Mid/Top AP Tanky AP Damage Lots of Lifesteal, Abilities cost health, Good AoE Damage on Ult, Can go into pool to dodge
Volibear Top/Jungle AD Tanky AD Damage Very Tanky, Toss, Fear, Passive Heals for a large amount when health is low
Warwick Jungle AD/AP Tanky AD Damage/Tanky AP Damage Lots of Lifesteal, Tanky, Movement speed increases near low health enemies, Supress on Ult
Wukong Top/Jungle AD Damage, Semi Tank Naturally Tanky, Armor Shred, Can turn invisible, AoE Knockup and Damage on Ult
Xerath Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Long Range Poke, Semi Global Ult, Stun
Xin Zhao Jungle/Top AD Damage, Semi Tank High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Tanky, Knockup, Displacement on Ult, Self Heals
Yasuo Mid/Top AD Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Highly Mobile, Shield, Knockup, Windwall stops projectiles, Knockups set up Ult
Yorick Top/Mid/Jungle AP/AD Tanky AP Damage/Tanky AD Damage Tanky, Lifesteal, Ult creates ghost of ally and If ally dies they are revived for 10 seconds
Zac Jungle/Top AP Tank/Tanky AP Damage Naturally Tanky, Knockups, Can Revive from passive, Ult knocks up enemies he lands on
Zed Mid/Top AD Damage, One or Two Defensive Items High Burst Assassin, Highly Mobile, Ult with latent damage, Can trade places with shadows, Shadows mimic abilities
Ziggs Mid AP Damage, One Defensive Item Lane Bully, Good AoE Damage, Late Game Damage, Semi Global Ult, Knockback
Zilean Support/Mid AP Support*/Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Lane Bully, Bombs do AoE Damage, Ult revives marked ally that dies
Zyra Support/Mid AP Support*/Damage, One or Two Defensive Items Long range Snare, Ult AoE Knockup, Seeds turn into plants, After dying gets one skillshot


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