First Designed Champions in League of Legends

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League of Legends – First Designed Champions


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League of Legends has 158 champions today, with Renata Glasc as the new League of Legends support champ making that number 159. The LoL world had to begin somewhere. Here are the first LoL champions as designed by Riot Games.

League of Legends was launched on October 27, 2009 with 40 champions. Before that, however, Riot Games added 17 new champions to LoL on Feb 21, 2009. Fearing that 17 champions won’t be enough, Riot Games decided to more than double the amount of champions in the game, thus League of Legends launched with 40 champions.

Which LoL Champions did Riot Games Design First?

They are not all LoL champions. Riot Games developers gave us an insight into who the first League of Legends champs were. the oldest League of Legends champions.


Riot developers have stated that Singed, The Mad Chemistryist, is the oldest champion of League of Legends. Singed, a frontline specialist, inflicts magical damage with his poison trailing behind and his passive ability initially granted him bonus health based upon his maximum mana pool.

Do you want to surf some goo?! (c) Riot Games | © Riot Games

Singed now sells for 450 Blue Essence. However, the original currency was IP with the same price. And speaking of value, this is one of the champions whose best skins fetch quite a price, even in their old age.

Twisted Fate

Twisted Fate is the most fundamental mid-lane champion League of Legends. He teaches spell rotation, map awareness, and other basic skills to any magic-dealing mage.

Twisted Fate
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To help beginner players utilize this information, Twisted Fate’s ultimate ability allows him to teleport to any location on the map, and easily gank unsuspecting enemies.


Annie, one of six champions designed by League of Legends, is another example of a mid-lane magic dealing champion for beginners. Unlike Twisted Fate, however, Annie is The best beginner champion You can learn the basics about last hitting minions.

Is it Emo or Goth? You can never be certain. (c) Riot Games | © Riot Games

If you give your enemies time to react when attacking them, while playing Annie, you’re doing something wrong. And it’s this kind of unbalanced, but definitely fun, gameplay that made us fall in love with League of Legends all those years ago. Her skin collection also contains the discontinued Gothic skin line, which Riot Games are bringing back this year.

Lee Sin

If you’re confused about the fact that Lee Sin is listed as one of the first designed League of Legends champions, but is not part of the first 17 champions, there is a simple explanation for that. Lee Sin was first removed from the game and then returned to it on April 1, 2011.

Lee Sin
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Lee Sin introduced League of Legends a new way of thinking about abilities with his Bicycle Kick combo. This is the best LoL jungler if you wish to outplay your opponents with superb mechanics and make incredible plays. You should be wary of the Lee Syndrome. This is when you follow every Q ability to death.


Riot Games created the first six champions in each class of the game, and this is the theme that we can see. Sion is the most iconic top lane Juggernaut, a combination of the best tank class with some damage mixed in from fighter-type champions, with his passive ability making him one of the 9 infinitely stacking champions in League of Legends.

He’s infinitely more badass than he was before | © Riot Games

As one of the oldest League of Legends champions, Sion’s lore shares a lot of history with other League of Legends champions. Today, Sion is credited with killing Jarvan I. He is wearing his crown as his lower jaw.


Sivir was the last of the champions Riot Games created for League of Legends. However, her position in the meta is not stable today. She was the first player to suffer from attack damage in the game.. Today, her only option is to use the lethality build. Once, she was the primary sustain damage champion and capable of taking down tanks like Sion.

She could very well be throwing out pizzas to cover all of the damage she causes | © Riot Games

Sivir’s kit is not up to par with the current standard. The only thing that is positive about this champion at the moment is the fact that her simple kit and her ability not to be controlled by crowds make her one of the most popular ADCs for beginners.

Some of these heroes have stood the test of time while others have had to adapt and some have fallen short. It is certainly a lesson we all can take away.

Speaking of withstanding time and keeping current with modernity: one way to keep up with the Rift’s events is to listen to the pings and audio cues provided by abilities. You will need to have good hardware that is affordable.

Author: Eric Pomeroy
Passionate about Valorant, I started playing CSGO but switched to valorant looking at the characters and the play style. I own this website and have written the content myself.