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Recall

The Recall button in game

Recall is an ability that all players have access to regardless of selected champion. Recall causes your champion to hard channel for 8 seconds (4.5 seconds in Dominion), if the channel is not interrupted the champion will be teleported to their team's Spawn Pool.

Gameplay

Recall is activated by either clicking the Recall button on the ability panel or by pressing the key that the button is bound to ("B" by default). Recall's channel can be interrupted by the champion performing a variety of actions such as casting abilities or moving, by being hit by an enemy's attacks or spells or by allied displacement spells such as AniviaSquare.png Anivia's Crystallize.png Crystallize & TrundleSquare.png Trundle's Pillar of Ice.png Pillar of Ice. Things that do not break Recall's channel include emotes like /laugh and /joke, certain summoner spells and items like Barrier.png Barrier and Randuin's Omen item.png Randuin's Omen and having allied spells cast on you like JannaSquare.png Janna's Eye of the Storm.png Eye of the Storm.

Enhanced Recall

Enhanced Recall

Dominion's Enhanced Recall

When Dominion was released, Recall was remade to fit in to the game mode's fast-paced style, creating Enhanced Recall which takes 4.5 seconds to channel.

Improved Recall

In Season Two, the Utility mastery tree included the tier 1 mastery Improved Recall mastery s3.png Improved Recall to reduce the cast time of Recall by 1 second and Enhanced Recall by 0.5 seconds.

In Season 4, the Utility Mastery Tree includes the tier 1 mastery Phasewalker mastery s4.png Phasewalker to reduce the channel time of Recall by 1 second and Enhanced Recall by 0.5 seconds.

Development history

Recall

Recall artwork

The Recall function was originally tied to Blue Pill item.png Blue Pill, which was a purchasable item that could be activated to return to base. The function was then made into an optional summoner spell, and eventually into a feature inherent in all champions.

Recall Animation

Since V1.0.0.140 patch, new champions and certain skins, like legendary skins (e.g. ChoGathSquare.png Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath), have received a special recall animation and a few have received special quotes. Also, when an older champion gets a visual upgrade, all of his or her skins are outfitted with a new recall animation.

Since the release of ViSquare.png Vi, with the exception of QuinnSquare.png Quinn, the recall animations between the classic skin and the first released alternate skin of a Champion differ from one another. For example, classic LucianSquare.png Lucian folds his guns before him, while LucianSquare.png Hired Gun Lucian produces a chair to sit in with drinks in hand.

Below is a list of champions and skins released that currently have recall animations:

The following champions have recall animations across all their released skins:

Champion Skin(s) w/ Unique Animation
AatroxSquare.png Aatrox, the Darkin Blade AatroxSquare.png Justicar Aatrox

AatroxSquare.png Mecha Aatrox

AnnieSquare.png Annie, the Dark Child AnnieSquare.png Panda Annie
AzirSquare.png Azir, the Emperor of the Sands AzirSquare.png Galactic Azir
BraumSquare.png Braum, the Heart of the Freljord BraumSquare.png Dragonslayer Braum
DariusSquare.png Darius, the Hand of Noxus DariusSquare.png Woad King Darius

DariusSquare.png Dunkmaster Darius

DianaSquare.png Diana, Scorn of the Moon DianaSquare.png Lunar Goddess Diana
DravenSquare.png Draven, the Glorious Executioner DravenSquare.png Gladiator Draven

DravenSquare.png Primetime Draven

EliseSquare.png Elise, the Spider Queen EliseSquare.png Victorious Elise
GarenSquare.png Garen, the Might of Demacia GarenSquare.png Steel Legion Garen
GnarSquare.png Gnar, the Missing Link GnarSquare.png Dino Gnar
HeimerdingerSquare.png Heimerdinger, the Revered Inventor HeimerdingerSquare.png Hazmat Heimerdinger
JayceSquare.png Jayce, the Defender of Tomorrow JayceSquare.png Debonair Jayce
JinxSquare.png Jinx, the Loose Cannon JinxSquare.png Mafia Jinx
KarmaSquare.png Karma, the Enlightened One KarmaSquare.png Order of the Lotus Karma
KarthusSquare.png Karthus, the Deathsinger None
KatarinaSquare.png Katarina, the Sinister Blade KatarinaSquare.png Slay Belle Katarina
KhaZixSquare.png Kha'Zix, the Voidreaver None
LissandraSquare.png Lissandra, the Ice Witch LissandraSquare.png Bloodstone Lissandra

LissandraSquare.png Blade Queen Lissandra

LucianSquare.png Lucian, the Purifier LucianSquare.png Hired Gun Lucian
MasterYiSquare.png Master Yi, the Wuju Bladesman None
NasusSquare.png Nasus, the Curator of the Sands NasusSquare.png Infernal Nasus
NamiSquare.png Nami, the Tidecaller NamiSquare.png River Spirit Nami
NidaleeSquare.png Nidalee, the Bestial Huntress NidaleeSquare.png Headhunter Nidalee
QuinnSquare.png Quinn, Demacia's Wings QuinnSquare.png Woad Scout Quinn
RengarSquare.png Rengar, the Pridestalker RengarSquare.png Night Hunter Rengar
SejuaniSquare.png Sejuani, the Winter's Wrath SejuaniSquare.png Bear Cavalry Sejuani
SionSquare.png Sion, the Undead Juggernaut None
SivirSquare.png Sivir, the Battle Mistress SivirSquare.png Snowstorm Sivir
SorakaSquare.png Soraka, the Starchild SorakaSquare.png Celestine Soraka

SorakaSquare.png Reaper Soraka

SyndraSquare.png Syndra, the Dark Sovereign SyndraSquare.png Atlantean Syndra
ThreshSquare.png Thresh, the Chain Warden ThreshSquare.png Deep Terror Thresh

ThreshSquare.png Championship Thresh

TwistedFateSquare.png Twisted Fate, the Card Master None
TwitchSquare.png Twitch, The Plague Rat None
Vel'KozSquare.png Vel'Koz, the Eye of the Void Vel'KozSquare.png Battlecast Vel'Koz
ViSquare.png Vi, the Piltover Enforcer ViSquare.png Neon Strike Vi

ViSquare.png Officer Vi

YasuoSquare.png Yasuo, the Unforgiven YasuoSquare.png High Noon Yasuo

YasuoSquare.png PROJECT:Yasuo

ZacSquare.png Zac, the Secret Weapon ZacSquare.png Special Weapon Zac
ZedSquare.png Zed, the Master of Shadows None
ZyraSquare.png Zyra, Rise of the Thorns ZyraSquare.png Haunted Zyra

The following Champions do not have a recall animation for their classic skin, nor for all their alternative skins. Though, some of their newer, event or high-priced skins do have recall animations as listed below:

Champion Skin(s) w/ Animations
AhriSquare.png Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox AhriSquare.png Popstar Ahri
AniviaSquare.png Anivia, the Cryophoenix AniviaSquare.png Blackfrost Anivia
AsheSquare.png Ashe, the Frost Archer AsheSquare.png Heartseeker Ashe
BlitzcrankSquare.png Blitzcrank, the Great Steam Golem BlitzcrankSquare.png Riot Blitzcrank
BrandSquare.png Brand, the Burning Vengeance BrandSquare.png Zombie Brand
CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn, the Sheriff of Piltover CaitlynSquare.png Headhunter Caitlyn
CassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia, the Serpent's Embrace CassiopeiaSquare.png Jade Fang Cassiopeia
ChoGathSquare.png Cho'Gath, the Terror of the Void ChoGathSquare.png Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath
CorkiSquare.png Corki, the Daring Bombardier CorkiSquare.png Dragon Wing Corki
EzrealSquare.png Ezreal, the Prodigal Explorer EzrealSquare.png Pulsefire Ezreal
FiddlesticksSquare.png Fiddlesticks, the Harbinger of Doom FiddlesticksSquare.png Dark Candy Fiddlesticks
FizzSquare.png Fizz, the Tidal Trickster FizzSquare.png Void Fizz
GangplankSquare.png Gangplank, the Saltwater Scourge GangplankSquare.png Special Forces Gangplank

GangplankSquare.png Sultan Gangplank

GragasSquare.png Gragas, the Rabble Rouser GragasSquare.png Oktoberfest Gragas
GravesSquare.png Graves, the Outlaw GravesSquare.png Pool Party Graves
HecarimSquare.png Hecarim, the Shadow of War HecarimSquare.png Arcade Hecarim
JannaSquare.png Janna, the Storm's Fury JannaSquare.png Forecast Janna
KayleSquare.png Kayle, the Judicator KayleSquare.png Aether Wing Kayle

KayleSquare.png Riot Kayle

LeBlancSquare.png LeBlanc, the Deceiver LeBlancSquare.png Ravenborn LeBlanc
LeeSinSquare.png Lee Sin, the Blind Monk LeeSinSquare.png Muay Thai Lee Sin

LeeSinSquare.png Pool Party Lee Sin

LeonaSquare.png Leona, the Radiant Dawn LeonaSquare.png Pool Party Leona
LuluSquare.png Lulu, the Fae Sorceress LuluSquare.png Winter Wonder Lulu
LuxSquare.png Lux, the Lady of Luminosity LuxSquare.png Steel Legion Lux
MalphiteSquare.png Malphite, Shard of the Monolith MalphiteSquare.png Mecha Malphite
MissFortuneSquare.png Miss Fortune the Bounty Hunter MissFortuneSquare.png Arcade Miss Fortune
MorganaSquare.png Morgana, Fallen Angel MorganaSquare.png Ghost Bride Morgana

MorganaSquare.png Victorious Morgana

NocturneSquare.png Nocturne, the Eternal Nightmare NocturneSquare.png Eternum Nocturne
PantheonSquare.png Pantheon, the Artisan of War PantheonSquare.png Dragonslayer Pantheon
QuinnSquare.png Quinn, Demacia's Wings QuinnSquare.png Woad Scout Quinn
RenektonSquare.png Renekton, the Butcher of the Sands RenektonSquare.png Pool Party Renekton

RenektonSquare.png Scorched Earth Renekton

RivenSquare.png Riven, the Exile RivenSquare.png Championship Riven

RivenSquare.png Dragonblade Riven

RumbleSquare.png Rumble, the Mechanized Menace RumbleSquare.png Super Galaxy Rumble
ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana, the Half-Dragon ShyvanaSquare.png Ice Drake Shyvana

ShyvanaSquare.png Championship Shyvana

SingedSquare.png Singed, the Mad Chemist SingedSquare.png Snow Day Singed
TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere, the Barbarian King TryndamereSquare.png Warring Kingdom Tryndamere
UdyrSquare.png Udyr, the Spirit Walker UdyrSquare.png Spirit Guard Udyr
VarusSquare.png Varus, the Arrow of Retribution VarusSquare.png Arctic Ops Varus
VeigarSquare.png Veigar, the Tiny Master of Evil VeigarSquare.png Bad Santa Veigar

VeigarSquare.png Final Boss Veigar

ViktorSquare.png Viktor, the Machine Herald ViktorSquare.png Creator Viktor
VladimirSquare.png Vladimir, the Crimson Reaper VladimirSquare.png Soulstealer Vladimir
VolibearSquare.png Volibear, the Thunder's Roar VolibearSquare.png Runeguard Volibear
WukongSquare.png Wukong, the Monkey King WukongSquare.png Underworld Wukong
ZiggsSquare.png Ziggs, the Hexplosive Expert ZiggsSquare.png Snow Day Ziggs

Player disconnection

When a player leaves the game his or her champion will automatically attempt to walk back to base. Soon after arriving at the base, the champion gains a huge bonus to magic resistance and armor; this is to prevent enemies from using global abilities (like KarthusSquare.png Karthus's Requiem.png Requiem and DravenSquare.png Draven's Whirling Death.png Whirling Death) to instantly kill champions that have disconnected early in the game. Players who have disconnected prior to the game starting are granted the same bonus Magic Resistance/Armor.

Notes

  • Recall is neither visible nor audible through the fog of war.
  • It is sometimes possible to be damaged while recalling, but still return to base. This happens if the damage is taken within an extremely small window (approx. 0.2 seconds or less) before the channel completes.
    • If this happens while recalling with very low health, it is actually possible to arrive dead at the base.

Trivia

  • The old Blue Pill item.png Blue Pill is possibly a reference to the film The Matrix. In the film Neo is offered the chance to take a red or a blue pill, signifying his choice of whether to continue living in the world he knows or to wake up.
  • It was previously possible for champions with abilities that make them dash to an enemy champion to follow an enemy that has just finished recalling and teleported to base, making the champion fly all the way to the enemy base.
    • Projectiles will still do so.
  • If you recall while the Nexus is destroyed, the camera will attempt to center on your champion rather than the exploding Nexus.
  • When he was first remade, an oversight allowed RyzeSquare.png Ryze to be able to use Recall to trigger his Arcane Mastery.png Arcane Mastery passive, so he could refresh the cooldowns of all of his abilities by simply rapidly pressing the recall key.

Video

League of Legends - The Recalls (All Recall Animations June 2014 Update)18:19

League of Legends - The Recalls (All Recall Animations June 2014 Update)

Patch history

V4.4:

  • Damaging a shielded champion will now interrupt Recall, even if the shield is not broken.

V4.1:

  • Icon updated

V3.14

  • Added new recall particles

V1.0.0.142:

  • Improved Recall mastery s3.png Improved Recall no longer causes the Recall.png Recall sound to keep playing after the player cancels the spell.
  • Recall.png Recall particles no longer appear on champions as they come out of Fog of War.

V1.0.0.135:

  • Champions will now attempt to run home immediately when disconnecting, rather than attempting to Recall.png Recall.

V1.0.0.101:

  • Disconnected players will now run home if the Recall.png Recall is interrupted.

V0.9.25.24:

  • Recall.png Recall now has a buff icon and sound.

V0.9.22.9:

  • Fixed a bug where for some machines the Blue Pill item.png Blue Pill image covers the first summoner spell slot.

June 19, 2009 Patch:

  • Blue Pill item.png Blue Pill particle now correctly disappears upon being canceled or broken.

April 11, 2009 Patch:

  • Removed buff icon for Teleport Home.

Alpha Week 7:

Alpha Week 6:

  • Teleport Home skill now has a new particle that matches its duration.

Alpha Week 5:

  • Blue Pill item.png Blue Pill cast time increased to 8 seconds from 4 seconds.
  • Teleport Home is now also bound to "b" and added as a button in the HUD.

Alpha Week 4:

  • Cast time on Teleport Home (Hotkey 7) increased to 8 seconds from 4 seconds.

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