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What Does Leash Mean in League of Legends?

Hello, League of Legends players! How are your ranked games progressing? Are you happy with the tier you are currently in or will you try to be even better until the season is over? Summer is coming, somewhere has already come, so the time is just right for you to sit under the air conditioner and turn on the League of Legends. 

Today we will not give you advice on which champion to choose or on how to farm properly. Today we will introduce you to terms from the League of Legends terminology that is regularly used in the game, in forums, which you can hear from League of Legends streamers or read in articles like this one. 

Prepare a notebook and write down all the words whose meaning you didn’t know before, so next time you won’t have to google what ‘creep’ or ‘noob’ means.

With more than 100 million active players, League of Legends deservedly holds the title of the most popular game in the world. Launched in 2009, League of Legends does not stop upgrading and developing, and new players are joining this franchise day by day. 

League of Legends today is no longer just a game but a kind of culture, with different champions, their heartbreaking stories and with many, many plots and unfoldings. This game even has its own jargon, which is exactly what today’s article will be about.

How many times have you heard (or read) some terms from League of Legends without having a clue what they mean? Many times, probably. Especially if you are a beginner player, you can very easily be confused with the terms used by longtime players and whose vocabulary is greatly enriched by League of Legends jargon.

Over the years, League of Legends has changed quite often, from icons of items, to the appearance of champions, and even from the appearance of the complete Summoner’s Rif map. Professional players have popularized various terms that explain certain strategies during the game or out of the game.

Thus terms such as ‘lag’, ‘aggro’ or ‘gank’ have become part of the standard gaming dictionary.

For example, when someone mentions a tower dive, you have to know that it is a situation where several players on the team attack the enemy player below their turret. They thus receive damage from the turret but try to balance that each player equally receives damage without dying. 

There he will try to kill the enemy player who will not be able to escape because if he starts to flee they will go after him. Tower diving needs to be well thought out before launching an attack as players can die from the amount of damage done to them.

When players talk about the creep score, you may be surprised because you don’t know what creep really is. Well, creep is another name for a minion. Or more precisely, the creep score is basically the number of minions killed, but also the monsters or wards that one player destroys during a match. 

It’s the same with killing minions, players call it farming. All beginners should learn how to farm properly before embarking on climbing the League of Legends best player rankings. Farming means last-hitting minions, last-hitting allows players to gather experience and earn more gold. 

Of course, it is desirable for players to learn how to farm because sometimes it is crucial which player on the same lane will have a better creep score. 

The more gold your champion earns the more items he will be able to buy before the enemy champion – which means dominance in lane.

Speaking of minions, then we will briefly explain wave management. Wave management is controlling lanes for the benefit of one team. For example, wave management can use different strategies – the player can intentionally last-hit the minions or can intentionally push the lane to get the minions to the enemy turret as soon as possible. 

This strategy is used to prevent enemy champions from farming and collecting gold, or from allowing players to buy time while other activities take place on the map, for example.

Anyways, there are many more terms we can analyze here but we will stop here because we want to explain to you one term that is perhaps a little more complicated. This term is called leashing

No, we’re not talking about the leash used to put your dog (or cat) on and take him for a walk. In League of Legends, at least for now, there are no dogs and no option to take a walk.

However, leash in League of Legends has a completely different meaning, which we will explain in the next part of the article.

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What Does Leash in League of Legends Mean?

Among the more than a hundred terms found in the League of Legends dictionary is the term ‘leash’. We have already said, this term has nothing to do with dogs and cats and their walk. Although this may be related to real life, and now we will see why.

When the players choose the champions and when the match starts, each player should go to the predetermined lane and start cleaning it up. The biggest role here is played by bot lane, where there are adc and support champions.

Right at the first level, support and adc players from bot lane should get to the first monster and help their jungler to kill him in a very short time. 

This is possible because the first wave of minions takes time to reach the starting position where they will meet the wave of enemy minions. Three players will kill the jungle monster so fast and will be able to dedicate themselves to cleaning the lane.

Most of the time, players will be able to help their jungler when they clean their lane, and in that way they will quickly kill jungle monsters. 

If the junglers are tankier ones, they will need extra help because they will not be able to do much damage, ie their mission to kill the jungle monster will take much longer, increasing the risk of enemy champions coming and stealing Dragon or Baron Nashor.

However, this all depends on the target, because if the jungler can play a carry role he will not need the help of teammates and other players will not be leashing to their jungler. So, you see, the term leashing can also be used to help kill jungle monsters regardless of the stage of the game. 

For example, Lux or Ezreal have a long-ranged ult and can be the final touchdown when killing a Dragon or Baron and thus help your jungler at a crucial moment.

Or, the enemy champion can steal Dragon or Baron Nashor from the enemy jungler and this will also be understood as leashing. The phrase “Thank you for leash” will thus be used whenever steal occurs.

And that is, in short, the definition of the term ‘leashing’ in the League of Legends. We hope you will use it successfully, both in the match and in the chat with your teammates.

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Final Thoughts

Here we are at the end of a small guide on terms that you will surely encounter on your League of Legends adventure. In League of Legends, good communication with teammates, with players you meet on forums and with all fans of this game is important. 

In order to successfully communicate with them, it is important to know the terms that are related to certain situations in the game, strategies or simply denote certain objects in the game.

In this article, the focus has been on the term ‘leashing’ that you’ve probably read at least once somewhere, and you may not have known what it means. Luckily for you, you came across this article where it is explained as simply as possible what ‘leashing’ in League of Legends means. 

Good luck in your League of Legends games and don’t forget to have fun!

Tony Fallon
Tony Fallon
I started playing League of Legends in Season 2, and I've been playing it ever since then! My highest rank was Grandmaster (Season 10), and last Season I've managed to get to Master. I've decided to create this blog to help other fellow League players with tips on how to get better at different aspects of the game! My mission is to help you improve in League of Legends, and I truly believe that I can do that since I have high knowledge of the game.

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