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kill is the event of decreasing an enemy champion's health to zero while the enemy has no abilities or items to prevent death. Death may be prevented by certain effects, such as those granted by the item Guardian Angel item.png Guardian Angel and friendly abilities like Zilean Zilean's Chrono Shift.png Chrono Shift, or delayed by passive abilities like  Anivia Anivia's Rebirth.png RebirthZac Zac's Cell Division.png Cell Division and Aatrox Aatrox's Blood Well.png Blood Well.

Rewards

The last player to strike the target champion is awarded with the kill, and all contributors within the last 10 seconds are awarded with an assist. If the champion killed has any transferable buffs  (Crest of Insight.png Crest of Insight or Crest of Cinders.png Crest of Cinders), the killer champion gains all of these buffs and the duration of each buff is reset. When a champion is killed, the player who scored the final hit receives gold (50-500 Gold) (on Howling Abyss maximum gold for a kill exceeds 500 Gold) and experience. To reduce the effectiveness of feeders and snowballing lanes, less gold is awarded when a champion has a lower level than the killers. Additionally, a champion with many consecutive deaths will award a significantly reduced bounty, eventually reaching a bounty floor of 50 Gold, nearly the gold value of a minion. The bounty will reset to 300 Gold if said champion kills an enemy champion, or resets more gradually with assists or farming (refer to Bounty values Notes below for details).

In gameplay, kills may be sacrificed in favor of securing a map objective, or due to other situational circumstances, such as the low health champion retreating into high risk enemy territory.

Execution

If a champion dies and hasn't been damaged or debuffed by another champion in the last 13 seconds, they are executed. Otherwise, the kill is awarded to the enemy champion who last dealt damage. Executions are caused by a turretminion, or monster. An execution offers no gold but still grants experience to nearby champions on the opposite team when it is caused by a turret or minion.

In some cases it could be strategically advantageous for a player to purposefully be executed as an alternative to dying from an enemy champion; in doing so, the enemy receives no gold. Doing this on ARAM allows you to visit the shop without granting kills to the enemy team.

Note that executions do not end your killing spree.

Multi-kill

The act of killing several champions within 10 seconds of each other (30 seconds to Penta Kill after a Quadra Kill if no enemy respawns). The following comments are shown: "Summoner" has slain "(slain name) Summoner" for a [...]!'

  • Double Kill (2)
  • Triple Kill (3)
  • Quadra Kill (4)
  • Penta Kill (5)
  • Hexa kill (6)

Ace

An ace is defined as killing the last living champion of the enemy team. Scoring an ace is far easier than scoring a pentakill, since the only requisite is for the entire allied team to kill the enemy team, rather than one person killing the entire enemy team. There is no gold bonus associated with aces.

Gold reward

Gold can be earned by killing or assisting in killing enemy champions. The gold gain is determined by how many kills the slain champion has recently accumulated (champions that have killed many enemies without dying are worth more gold).

  • Gold bounty stages are formally classified into Bounty Tiers.
  • A champion's bounty increases as he accumulate kills without dying, starting at 2 kills (tier 2).
  • Shutdowns now reduced your current Bounty Tier by 3 changed rather than fully resetting it.
  • Gold granted to the killer is 300 Gold at all Bounty Tiers.
    • 400 Gold in case of first blood.
  • Assist pool is 150 Gold at all Bounty Tiers.
    • 200 Gold in case of first blood assist.
  • Assist pool is shared evenly among all people who get an assist.
  • Champions are worth global gold based on Bounty Tier. This is granted in full to all allied champions -- living or dead -- on top of the gold earned for killing/assisting.
    • Tier 1: 20 Gold Note that it is only possible to enter Tier 1 by being shutdown from Tier 4.
    • Tier 2: 30 Gold (2 kills).
    • Tier 3: 60 Gold (Killing Spree, 3 kills).
    • Tier 4: 70 Gold (Rampage, 4 kills).
    • Tier 5: 90 Gold (Unstoppable, 5+ kills).

Death sprees reduce the gold gained (kill/assist) from champions by a set amount based on their consecutive deaths without getting a single kill (starts to take effect once a champion has their Bounty Tier reduced to 0).

  • 1st death: 300 Gold (assist pool is 150 Gold)
  • 2nd death: 274 Gold (assist pool is 137 Gold)
  • 3rd death: 220 Gold (assist pool is 110 Gold)
  • 4th death: 176 Gold (assist pool is 88 Gold)
  • 5th death: 140 Gold (assist pool is 70 Gold)
  • 6th death: 112 Gold (assist pool is 56 Gold)
  • 7th death: 90 Gold (assist pool is 45 Gold)
  • 8th death: 72 Gold (assist pool is 36 Gold)
  • 9th death: 58 Gold (assist pool is 29 Gold)
  • 10th death: 50 Gold (assist pool is 25 Gold
  • Every 1000 Gold earned from minions / monsters reduces the death spree by 1 death

Items benefiting from kills

Skills benefiting from kills

  • Akali Akali's Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance (Active): Akali moves through the shadows to quickly strike her target and deal magic damage. Akali gains an Essence of Shadow once every few seconds up to a total of 3, affected by cooldown reduction. The time to gain a charge doesn't count when at maximum charges. Additionally, Akali gains an Essence of Shadow for a kill or an assist.
  • Annie Annie's Disintegrate.png Disintegrate (Active): Annie shoots a mana infused fireball, dealing magic damage to her target. The mana cost is refunded and cooldown halved if it kills the target.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia's Twin Fang.png Twin Fang (Active): Cassiopeia launches her fangs at the target enemy.  If Twin Fang kills its target, it refunds its mana cost.
  • Cho'Gath Cho'Gath's Carnivore.png Carnivore (Passive): Whenever Cho'Gath kills a unit, he recovers health and mana. The values restored increase with Cho'Gath's level.
  • Cho'Gath Cho'Gath's Feast.png Feast (Active): Target enemy takes true damage. If Feast kills the target, Cho'Gath grows larger and gains extra health and basic attack range, stacking up to six times. Cho'Gath loses half of these stacks, rounded up (Lost stacks being rounded up, thus, kept stacks rounded down), whenever he dies.
  • Darius Darius's Noxian Guillotine.png Noxian Guillotine (Active): Darius leaps to target enemy champion and strikes a lethal blow, dealing true damage. For each stack of Hemorrhage on the target, Noxian Guillotine deals an additional 20% damage. Darius may recast Noxian Guillotine within 20 seconds if it kills the target.
  • Draven Draven's League of Draven.png League of Draven (Innate passive): When Draven catches a Spinning Axe, or kills a minion or monster, he gains one stack of Adoration. When Draven kills an enemy champion, he consumes all of his Adoration stacks and gains 50 + (2 × per stack consumed) gold. Draven loses half of his Adoration stacks upon death.
  • Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo's Infected Cleaver.png Infected Cleaver (Active): Dr. Mundo hurls a cleaver in the target direction, dealing magic damage and slowing the first enemy it hits by 40% for 2 seconds, and healing for half of the cost. If the Infected Cleaver kills its target, its cost is refunded.
  • Evelynn Evelynn's Dark Frenzy.png Dark Frenzy  (Active): Evelynn removes all slows affecting her, gains bonus movement speed for 3 seconds and ignores unit collision. Champion kills and assists refresh Dark Frenzy's cooldown.
  • Fiora Fiora's Grand Challenge.png Grand Challenge (Active): Fiora challenges a target enemy champion for 8 seconds, highlighting their four Vitals. Kills and assists create a Victory Zone around the target, which heals allies, if Fiora triggers at least one of the Vitals.
  • Gangplank Gangplank's Parrrley.png Parrrley (Active): Gangplank shoots a target enemy with his pistol, dealing physical damage. If it is killed with this ability, he gains extra gold. This ability can critically strike and applies on-hit effects.
  • Irelia Irelia's Bladesurge.png Bladesurge (Active): Irelia dashes forward to strike her target, dealing physical damage. This applies on-hit effects. If it kills the target, Bladesurge's cooldown refreshes and refunds 35 mana.
  • Jhin Jhin's Captive Audience.png Captive Audience (Passive): Whenever Jhin scores a kill on an enemy champion, he summons a blooming Lotus Trap around their corpse.
  • Jinx Jinx's Get Excited!.png Get Excited! (Innate passive): Whenever a champion or structure that Jinx has dealt damage to within the last 3 seconds is killed or destroyed, she gains 175% movement speed that decays over 4 seconds. Additionally, she gains 15% total attack speed for the same duration, stacking indefinitely.
  • Kalista Kalista's Pierce.png Pierce (Active): Kalista hurls a fast and narrow spear, dealing physical damage to the first enemy hit. If Pierce kills its target, the spear continues onward, transferring all of the dead victim's Rend stacks to the next enemy it hits.
  • Kalista Kalista's Rend.png Rend (Active): Kalista rips all lodged spears from nearby enemies, dealing physical damage and slowing them for 2 seconds. Rend resets its cooldown if it kills at least one target and refunds its mana cost if it kills two or more.
  • Katarina Katarina's Voracity.png Voracity (Innate passive): Whenever an enemy champion dies within 3 seconds of Katarina dealing damage to them, her cooldowns will be reduced by 15 seconds.
  • Karthus Karthus's Defile.png Defile (Toggle Off): When Karthus kills a unit, he restores mana.
  • Kha'Zix Kha'Zix's Evolved Wings.png Evolved Wings (Active): Kha'Zix leaps to an area, dealing physical damage to enemies in the area. Kills and assists refreshes Leap's cooldown.
  • Kindred Kindred's Mark of the Kindred.png Mark of the Kindred (Innate Passive): Kindred periodically mark targets to hunt. Scoring a takedown on a marked target permanently empowers Lamb's basic attacks to deal a % of her target's current health as bonus on-hit physical damage,
  • Kled Kled's Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard.png Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard (Innate Passive): Kled restores Skaarl's courage by 4 upon killing a minion or 20 upon killing a champion.
  • Malzahar Malzahar's Malefic Visions.png Malefic Visions (Active): Malzahar infects his target's mind, dealing magic damage every half seconds for 4 seconds. If the target dies while afflicted by the visions, they pass the curse on to a nearby enemy unit, refreshing the duration and restoring mana to Malzahar.
  • Master Yi Master Yi's Highlander.png Highlander (Active): For 7 seconds, Master Yi gains increased movement speed and attack speed, and becomes immune to slows. While active, champion kills and assists extend the duration of Highlander by 7 seconds.
  • Mordekaiser Mordekaiser's Children of the Grave.png Children of the Grave (Active): Mordekaiser deals damage to the target and curses it for 10 seconds, stealing life. Damage is equal to a percentage of the target's maximum health. If the target dies while under the effect of the curse, their soul is enslaved and will follow Mordekaiser for 30 seconds. During this time, Mordekaiser gains 30% of their ability power and 25% of their health. The spirit 100% of Mordekaiser's Bonus AD as Bonus AD and 15% of Mordekaiser's  maximum health as bonus health
  • Nasus Nasus's Siphoning Strike.png Siphoning Strike (Active): Nasus's next attack will deal additional damage. Siphoning Strike permanently gains 3 damage whenever it kills an enemy. The bonus is doubled to 6 stacked damage if the enemy killed by Siphoning Strike is a champion, large monster or large minion.
  • Nidalee Nidalee's Pounce.png Pounce (Active): Nidalee dashes a fixed distance in the direction of the cursor, dealing magic damage to enemies around her landing point. Killing a unit reduces Pounce's base cooldown.
  • Rengar Rengar's Bonetooth Necklace (Passive): Rengar collects trophies when killing Champions and gain bonus effects based on how many trophies he has. Kills and assist grants 1 trophy.
  • Ryze Ryze's Spell Flux.png Spell Flux (Active): Ryze hurls an orb of runic energy at the target enemy, dealing magic damage and marking them with Flux for 3 seconds, causing his next basic ability against them to consume the mark and gain bonus effects. Enemies killed by any of Ryze's abilities while marked with Flux also spread Flux to nearby enemies.
  • Sion Sion's Soul Furnace.png Soul Furnace (Passive): Sion permanently gains bonus health whenever he kills a unit.
  • Swain Swain's Carrion Renewal.png Carrion Renewal (Innate Passive): Whenever Swain kills an enemy unit, he restores 9 (+1 per level) mana. On a champion kill or assist, he regains an additional 9% of his maximum mana pool.
  • Tristana Tristana's Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump (Active): Tristana fires at the ground to propel herself to a target location, dealing magic damage and slowing surrounding units by 60% for 2.5 seconds when she lands. On kills or assists, Rocket Jump's cooldown resets.
  • Trundle Trundle's King's Tribute.png King's Tribute (Innate passive): Whenever an enemy unit nearby to Trundle dies, he heals for 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6% of its maximum health.
  • Tryndamere Tryndamere's Battle Fury.png Battle Fury (Innate passive): Tryndamere gains 5 Fury each time he lands a basic attack, increased to 10 Fury upon killing a unit.
  • Twisted Fate Twisted Fate's Loaded Dice.png Loaded Dice (Innate passive): Upon killing a unit, Twisted Fate rolls his dice, gaining from 1 to 6 bonus gold.
  • Twitch Twitch's Ambush.png Ambush (Active): Twitch enters stealth for a duration after 1.5 seconds of not taking damage or 4.5 seconds else, gaining 20% bonus movement speed while stealthed and gaining bonus attack speed for 5 seconds upon leaving it. Ambush's cooldown is reset if Twitch kills or assists in killing an enemy champion affected by his Deadly Venom.
  • Varus Varus's Living Vengeance.png Living Vengeance (Innate passive): On champion kill or assist, Varus gains 40% attack speed for 6 seconds. On minion kill, Varus gains 20% attack speed for 3 seconds
  • Veigar Veigar's Phenomenal Evil Power.png Phenomenal Evil Power (Innate passive): Veigar gains a stack of Phenomenal Evil whenever he hits an enemy champion with an ability, and 3 stacks whenever he scores a champion kill or assist.
  • Veigar Veigar's Baleful Strike.png Baleful Strike (Passive): Killing a unit with Baleful Strike grants 1 stack of Phenomenal Evil, doubled against large minions and monsters.

Masteries benefiting from kills

  • Dangerous Game mastery 2016.png Dangerous Game: Champion kills and assists restore 5% of your missing health and mana.
  • Vampirism mastery s2.png Feast: Each time you kill a unit, you regain 20 health. (30 second cooldown)

See also

References

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