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You might have heard the term being used in League of Legends as well. The meaning attached to it is very similar to the one we are used to, but the kite in this situation is not your toy it’s the enemy trying to kill you, whom you have to keep fixed distance from.
In essence kiting in LoL is an art of running away from enemy while applying damage to the enemy to discourage him from chasing you or killing him before he can get to you.
Here is an amazing example of what I mean from the one and only Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk from Gen.G, you will be able to see this player at 2020 worlds so stay tuned for more of this amazing mechanics in action.
Attack move is one of the most important features that’s hidden inside League of Legends key binding settings. Whenever you see a normal cursor change to the crosshair cursor in the clip above it means that Ruler is using attack move.
This feature is used by almost every ADC player at higher elo, because it requires smaller precision of your clicks and is much more forgiving to mistakes.
Right Mouse Button issues this command:
Move here and if I’m targeting an enemy entity auto attack instead of moving.
Attack Move means:
Attack move gives command to attack any target that’s closest to where you clicked with my mouse.
When you read this it might sound like a small change not worth the hassle of getting used to yet another setting in already very complicated game. Let me explain the few most important reasons why you should consider it:One of the most common mistakes I see in lower elo games is ADCs moving to the enemy instead of moving away from him, this is usually caused by miss clicking next to the champion the player wanted to target. This issue doesn’t exist for most high elo players because they use only attack move. If you are an ADC player you know what I’m talking about.You don’t have to move your mouse as much and can focus on where you want to go if you don’t have to target anyone specifically and just want to output damage to the nearest target.You can almost permanently have your attack range shown on the screen to apply pressure with your range with more precision. Yes you heard me right keep reading to find out how to get this secret setting that some people use scripts for. Just for clarity this is done without any 3rd party tools and is allowed by Riot Games.
How to set up an attack move
The basic settings of attack move are available by pressing escape -> hotkeys -> player movement.
Here you will be able to see a few options of attack movement:Player Attack Move Click – Is the smart cast version of Player Attack move. No auto-attack range is shown and you don’t have to confirm where you want to attack with LMB. Your character will attack the target closest to you by default. The simple and straight forward solution that most people use.Player Attack Only Click – This version won’t move you to your target if it’s outside of your range and will only issue the command if there is something to attack. Player Attack Move – This is a not smarcast version of Attack move click. So every time you press this button you will have to confirm with LMB the target.
Attack move modifiers
On top of 3 different attack move options, you can modify it further by going to escape->game.
Here you are presented with two extra options:Auto Attack – This setting will make you auto-attack a target that gets into your range if you are idle.Attack move on cursor – Usually when you use attack move your champion will attack the target that is closest to you, this will cause you to attack the target closest to your cursor.
How to bind attack move to left mouse button
There is one more option you might want to turn on. When you go to hotkeys and scroll down you can set up attack move to left-click which for a long time was available only by modifying the config file manually. With this setting on you can easily kite using RMB to move and LMB to hit your opponent.
How to permanently show your auto attack range
To do this you will have to manually change the config file that can be found in C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\Config the file is called PersistedSettings.
It’s a JSON file it might look very messy if you use normal notepad so for ease of use I recommend you to use Notepad++ but it’s not required by any means. When you open the find a section called “name”: “GameEvents”
Change values of the following to:
The above settings will show your attack range and change the button you interact with the HUD, so buy items, move minimap, etc. to your scroll wheel button, because you use the middle mouse button to interact we also disabled the zoom in with that button so you don’t zoom in accidentally. If your mouse has more than 3 buttons you can use
If you want to keep the zoom in on the mouse wheel just don’t change the RollerButtonSpeed setting.
These settings are a major overhaul of how you used to attack your enemies so don’t jump straight into ranked and take into account that you need at least a few dozen games to get used to it.
It’s very important to save these changes when your League of Legends client is open and you are logged in on the account you want to change settings on. To save it to the Riot server you have to start any game for example practice mode.
You can also download an example of these settings from our google drive. Keep in mind some other changes might be different than what you are used to. In these settings, you can interact with the HUD and click on minimap using Button 4 of your mouse.
How to practice kiting
Riot Games has a strong conviction that League of Legends should be practiced in-game and not in the outside environment that’s why we have been waiting for practice tools for so long and why it’s impossible to build advanced practice tools.
It’s quite the opposite than what you might be used to in normal sports that teach you to isolate the aspect of the game that you struggle with for example penalty kicks in football and practice it until you master it.
Thankfully with the addition of practice tool, we can isolate some of the easier mechanical concepts in League of Legends and practice it before we get back to grinding in ranked queues.
Kite the bot
The easiest way to get some quality kiting experience in practice tool is by adding one of the tankiest bots, my favorite is Dr. Mundo, because of his ult and fast skill shot that he hits with madlife accuracy. The first step for a good experience is to feed it some gold so it’s way more fed than you are. You can do it quickly by reviving yourself and teleporting back to him after every death, about 15 kills should present a decent challenge. Now buy enough items to have decent attack speed, but not too much so you don’t kill Mundo too fast. Go to the lane and get some quality kiting experience.
Before the practice tool was a thing some players we used to go to the tribush and move in a triangle without leaving the bush. Try to do it as fast as possible.
You can add enemy dummies inside your attack range and attack them each time you move to the appropriate corner of the bush.
Get few friends into custom
You can also get one or more friends to play tanks for a few minutes inside a custom game and try to kite them for as long as possible. Ask them to choose champions that you struggle with dodging.
Play with no escape ADCs
Try playing champions that don’t have any escape abilities to develop a good spider senses and detect hidden danger. After few dozen of games you will learn to play much safer. Try to not die more than 5 times per game. If you are in a game that feels super lost practice the art of not dying. Try to be in exp range but don’t die no matter how many enemies comes to your lane.
To kite effectively you need to understand that your number one target as ADC is to output as much damage as possible during the team fight. This means that you need to stay safe for as long as possible and wait for an opening that allows you to reach their backline. This is usually done by killing or softening the enemy front line or hard engage by your team.
The number one tip we give to our lower elo students is to think to identify the key abilities that you should wait out or dodge during the team fight.
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