Best League of Legends champions for beginners

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League of Legends is an incredibly popular esports game that's still taking both gaming and esports by storm to this day. With thousands of new players joining Summoner's Rift in ridiculous numbers, where do you, the new player, begin? Who are the best champions to pick?

League of Legends is no joke, with LoL currently having over 148 champions of all various roles, skill levels, and much more! To help you on your way, we've put together a list of easy champions that are quick to master.

Who are the best?

The best League of Legends champions to learn for beginners are:

  • Garen – Top Lane
  • Graves – Jungle/Bottom lane
  • Janna – Support/Bottom lane
  • Lux – Middle lane

If you pick any of these champions, you're going to have a good time. Each of these champions fills a variety of roles in League of Legends that you'll eventually want to test out and try! We have plenty of champion specific articles to choose from, so we'll leave with you one below.

In brief, we'll go over the basics of the champion and their abilities, so you'll have an idea if this is the perfect champion for you.

Garen – The Might of Demacia

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Picking Garen means you're all about the tank lifestyle. This burly gentleman is a defense powerhouse and should be built like one. His abilities are either gaining some armor/magic resistance or silencing enemies with his huge sword.

What Garen is known for the most is his E ability, Judgement. With it, Garen spins in a circle, dealing massive damage to his enemies. Let's not miss his ultimate, Demacian Justice, that quite literally drops a massive sword on your enemy's heads. Picking Garen means you'll be justice-ing in the top lane of Summoner's Rift.

Graves – The Outlaw

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Following Garen is Graves, a deadly marksman that can deal out tons of damage, but is a rather easy champion to play and master. Graves is a master of his own fate and with his shotgun, his abilities are built around dealing damage quickly and getting out alive. Graves can fire two bullets before needing to reload, but the damage output is no joke here...

His W ability, Smoke Screen, means you won't know what hit you before he finishes you with his ultimate, Collateral Damage, where Graves fires an explosive shell, dealing massive damage to the first champion it hits. When the first champion is hit, the cone explodes, dealing even more damage in a cone. Graves is an incredibly easy champion to play and one we highly consider mastering.

Janna – The Storm's fury

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We're discussing a lot of damage-dealing champions in League of Legends, but let us not forget an equally important role, that is support. Janna is a champion who'll keep you alive, shielded, and can even help out slowing enemy champions with her abilities. Janna's Q, Howling Gale, sees her throw out a storm and when enemies are hit, it'll knock away any enemy in its path.

Her E, Eye Of The Storm, is a point-and-click shield that you can't go wrong with, especially during big fights. Janna's kit really comes to life with her ultimate, Monsoon, where Janna surrounds herself in a magical storm, throwing enemies back, and healing all allies within the storm's circle. If you need an easy support to win, look no further than Janna.

Lux – The Lady of Luminosity

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Rounding out our LoL champions for beginners will be Lux, a middle-lane Mage known for her shields, rooting enemies in place, and dealing huge damage with a beam of light. Lux's Q, Light Binding, does literally that, releasing a sphere of light that will not only deal damage, but any enemy caught will be rooted for a few seconds.

Her W, Prismatic Barrier, is a fantastic shielding ability for both Lux and her teammates. Lux fires out a ball of light and bends it around any friendly champions, protecting them from enemy damage. Her E, Lucent Singularity, fires light in a circular area that slows enemy champions and once Lux detonates it, deals damage to any enemy within the circle.

That just about does it for some of the easiest champions to learn in League of Legends. Who was the first champion you ever played? Head over to our Facebook and let us know! For everything else League of Legends, keep it here with EarlyGame.