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A passive effect is an effect that is applied as a part of a larger action, or is present throughout the game. They grant added bonuses, some of which directly increase base stats, and may require activation or a condition to be met.


There are currently three different ways to acquire passive effects in the game. The first is from champion abilities. Each innate ability has a passive effect, but some champions have an additional ability (or abilities) that grants a boost passively (ex. Ashe Ashe's Hawkshot.png Hawkshot or Xin Zhao Xin Zhao's Battle Cry.png Battle Cry).

The second source is from items. When purchased, these items will grant the wearer increased stats and effects while owned. These passive effects may change as through the build path, but usually remain consistent (ex. Zeal item.png Zeal).

The third source is from global map effects. These include the Crystal Scar map in the Dominion game mode, Proving Grounds map in ARAM game-type, the Twisted Treeline altar buffs, and the URF Mode buff. This passive effect applies to all players from the start to the end of the game.


There are several different types of passive effects, aside from the usual defensive, offensive or utility. These mainly are:

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