Between recent major announcements of a practice tool, Yorick rework, and replays on live servers, I would have never guessed the practice tool would be the last to actually release. Yet, in the Patch 7.2 notes, Riot announced the practice tool would finally be hitting live servers around the world, ending the “Rito please” meme once and for all. Tuesday, the practice tool finally hit the EUW and NA servers.
So many players’ wildest dreams have been realized, many of us thought this day would never come. Maybe you want to practice the new Warwick clear, or get your CS perfect for Ezreal, or maybe you write for a League of Legends website and regularly have to check out a bunch of weird hypotheticals for upcoming champions on the PBE so you can write a guide. Problems solved! Gone are the days of farming up for thirty minutes in custom games only to get backdoored by the overly aggressive Ashe bot.
So let’s take a second and go over the different things you can do in the new practice tool.
- Auto-refresh cooldowns
After using an ability, the cooldown can be ignored completely, allowing you to use it again almost instantly.
- Auto-refresh Health
When toggled on, you will have health regeneration that even Mundo would be jealous of. You are essentially unkillable.
- Auto-refresh Mana/Energy
Spells don’t have a cost because your resources don’t drain. You can use spells with the same reckless abandon as a Ryze player.
- Add gold
With just one click of this button, 10,000 gold will instantly be deposited into your inventory. With only five clicks you can afford the average AD Carry build!
- Level up
Gain a level instantly.
- Lock XP level
Toggling this on will force you to remain at your current level until you toggle off. This feature exists for if you really want to work on farming at level two on Zed, or to practice different level one jungle clears.
- Teleport to cursor
This is the low-key coolest thing that you can do in this tool. You click it and then you teleport to anywhere on the map, instantly! Now you can instant-transmission your way across Summoner’s Rift Goku style. Ever wonder how quickly the enemy fountain could kill a level 1 Maokai? Wonder no further!
If you somehow manage to die in the practice tool, you can revive yourself instantly.
- Toggle towers invincible
Towers cannot be destroyed with this toggle on.
- Toggle tower fire
If turned on, the towers will not shoot at all, not at you, or your minions. It’s like Ohmwrecker ... but useful.
- Toggle minion spawn
You can turn minions on or off any time you want.
- Fast forward 30 seconds
Moves the game to where it will be 30 seconds from now, allowing you to watch minion pushes or paint dry.
- Reset game
If you really messed up everything, you didn’t lock your XP, you ran out of gold and don’t feel like pushing the gold button, you can start over with a new game entirely.
- Spawn enemy dummy
You spawn a little Teemo on a stick that you can wail on to your heart’s content. It will give you damage numbers and take damage in real time but it cannot be defeated. Even if the health falls to zero, it will regenerate in a few seconds.
- Spawn allied dummy
You spawn a little buddy that you can shield...I guess? I don’t know, if you really want to work on your Soraka skills, you can use this guy.
- Clear target dummies
Removes all of the dummies from the map.
WARNING: In order to get to the next section of icons, you must use the arrow at the top of the tools bar. Please do not stand in front of dragon pit pressing the “fast forward 30 seconds” button 12 times like I did. There is an easier way.
- Spawn jungle camps
Spawns all camps in the jungle.
- Spawn jungle plants
This will cause plants to essentially grow constantly.
- Spawn Cloud drake
- Spawn Mountain drake
- Spawn Infernal drake
- Spawn Ocean drake
- Spawn Elder dragon
The last five will allow you to summon a dragon of your own choosing.
To be completely honest with you, these tools are incredible and will be huge time savors for content creators and dedicated League players alike. After waiting for so long, it is nice to see these tools are not half-assed in any way, they work exactly how you would want them to. Almost everyone who plays League should find something useful here, whether it be testing out different builds or just trying to nail last hitting without being harassed by the enemy.
Now, the heroes who make videos like these will have it that much easier.