League of Legends’ champions are a confusing bunch, especially if you’re a new player. The Summoner’s Rift map can be a daunting place for those starting out on their MOBA journeys, especially when you find yourself dying over and over. With over 150 champions in the game, the freedom of choice can feel overwhelming. It’s going to take time to get to grips with how every champion plays, how they work together, and how to play against them. It’s not quite as welcoming as Riot’s autobattler spin off, where there are fewer champions to choose from, divided into Teamfight Tactics Classes and Origins. Luckily, the best way to learn all of this is to play the game and have fun!
To begin with it is best to get to grips with the core concepts of the game. Play through League of Legends’ basic training and get familiar with the broader concepts such as minion waves, towers, skills, and items. Armed with this knowledge you’re now ready to start experimenting and finding the League of Legends champions that click with you.
To help you, we’ve put together a list of characters that are considered both strong and newbie friendly, from across all of LoL’s main disciplines: fighters, tanks, mages, supports, marksmen, and assassins. Each champion has a specific area of the map they are best suited to – the top, middle, or bottom lane, or the jungle – and so we’ve split them into these relevant categories.