How Does XP Work in League of Legends? The Ultimate Guide

How does XP work in League of Legends? Complete Guide

Gaining experience (or XP) is extremely important in League of Legends because it allows your champion to level up and gain new abilities. A new player might not find it appealing to level up their abilities but doing it makes a lot of difference.

Once you level your ability, it will get stronger and have better effects. Plus, you do not have all of your spells unlocked at level 1. The best way to gain XP is to farm minions and by getting kills.

Experience – or XP – is gained by killing minions, neutral monsters, or getting kills and assists. The more XP you gain, the faster you will level up. The maximum level in the game is level 18; at which you gain all the stats and unlock your full spells.

If you are curious to know how much XP you can need to level up and unlock all of your spells, continue reading to find out. With that said, let’s jump straight in and find out how does XP work in League of Legends.

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How Much XP is Needed to Level Up

XP Level up in League of Legends Complete Guide

Now that we know how the basics of XP, let us take a look at how much experience a champion needs to level up. As mentioned earlier, the maximum level in League of Legends is 18 and you cannot go higher.

The only exception is if you are playing another game mode such as URF. When you reach level 18, you will still gain XP but it will not do anything for you.

To reach level XP Total XP Minion Waves
1 0 0 0
2 280 280 2
3 380 660 3
4 480 1140 4
5 580 1720 6
6 680 2400 9
7 780 3180 11
8 880 4060 14
9 980 5040 18
10 1080 6120 21
11 1180 7300 25
12 1280 8580 30
13 1380 9960 34
14 1480 11440 39
15 1580 13020 45
16 1680 14700 49
17 1780 16480 54
18 1880 18360 60

While it might look like it takes a long time to reach level 18 since you need to farm 60 minion waves, you can earn XP in other ways as well. You can kill enemy champions, farm neutral jungle monsters, get objectives, and – the best method – kill minions.

Also, keep in mind that some items in the game require a certain level before you can buy or use them. This is done so that the players do not abuse the items and gain an unfair advantage. Some of these items include things like Elixers, Farsight Trinkets, and more.

Plus, if you are sharing the lane with other champions, you will gain less XP. The more champions there are, the more XP is shared between all allies. That is why you will notice that the bot lane is always a level or two behind compared to the mid lane or top lane.

Also, if you are curious to know how much XP is shared depending on how many champions are nearby, worry not because we’ve got you covered.

  • Two champions each gain 62.36%
  • Three champions each gain 41.57%
  • Four champions each gain 31.18%
  • Five champions each gain 24.94%

How Does XP Work in the Jungle?

XP Jungle in League of Legends Complete Guide

Now that we have talked about how much XP you need to level up and how much of it is shared between champions, let’s discuss how XP works in the jungle.

There are five primary roles in League of Legends. While four of those roles go into various lanes and farm minions or get kills to gain XP, junglers need to go into the jungle and fight neutral monsters.

These monsters can be found across the map on both sides and give various amounts of XP. As a jungler, experience matters a lot since it can increase the damage of your Smite and help you secure objectives.

Jungle camps give varying amounts of XP and it increases the more times you kill them. If you kill a camp the first time, that specific camp will level up and come back stronger the next time it spawns.

This is to ensure that you are getting the correct amount of XP as the game progresses. Also, that jungle camp becomes stronger by having more HP, higher stats, and higher damage as well.

If you want to know about each individual camp and how much XP it gives, we have listed them down in the table below.

Camp Total Gold Experience Spawns At Respawns In
Raptors 85 85-114.75 based on monsters level 1:30 2:15 minutes
Murk Wolves 95 95-128.25 based on monsters level 1:30 2:15 minutes
Krugs 131 153-206.55 based on monsters level 1:42 2:15 minutes
Gromp 90 135-182.25 based on monsters level 1:42 2:15 minutes
Blue Sentinal 100 110-148.5 based on monsters level 1:30 5:00 minutes
Red Brambleback 100 110-148.5 based on monsters level 1:30 5:00 minutes
Rift Scuttler 70-126 based on monsters level 115-207 based on monsters level 3:15 2:30 minutes

Each jungle camp is unique and some of them gives you special buffs as well. For example, the Red and Blue buffs allow you to take their powers when you kill them for some time. They make you stronger and allow you to help your team more effectively.

The Rift Scuttler, on the other hand, can be found in the river. It is often contested by both junglers so make sure that you are prepared for it.

On top of that, you can also kill the dragons, Baron, and Rift Herald for your team to gain more XP as well. Each of them gives different amounts of XP and they are quite useful for your team.

For example, if you get the dragon soul, your team will gain a massive advantage and will win more fights. Plus, your stats will also increase as well.

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How Much XP Does a Kill Give

XP Kill in League of Legends Complete Guide

Finally, let’s take a look at how much XP you can gain if you get a kill or an assist? You will gain XP based on what the enemy’s level is. If you kill an enemy that is lower level than you, your champion will not get as much XP. On the other hand, if you kill an enemy that is higher level than you, your character will gain more XP than normal.

If you are curious to know exactly how much XP you can get by solo killing an enemy depending on their level, we’ve compiled it down below.

Enemy Champion Level XP
1 42
2 114
3 186
4 258
5 330
6 402
7 434.5
8 500.5
9 515
10 590
11 640
12 690
13 740
14 790
15 840
16 890
17 940
18 990

On the other hand, if you are curious to know how much XP you will get if you get an assist, take a look at the table mentioned below.

Enemy Champion Level XP
1 28
2 76
3 124
4 172
5 220
6 268
7 355.5
8 409.5
9 515
10 590
11 640
12 690
13 740
14 790
15 840
16 890
17 940
18 990

As you have noticed, the higher the level, the more XP you get. Since your champion needs more XP to level up the higher they get in level, that is why you get more experience per kill, assist, or farming minions.

Also, there is a limited amount of range in which you can get XP. So, if you are out of that range, even if the minions or champions die, you will not get any XP for them. That is why it is extremely important to stay in range and farm minions.

During the early game, the best way to gain XP is to farm. If you have tons of kills but are not farming/staying in range of minion XP, you can fall behind the enemy in terms of level. This is especially true in the top lane.

So, make sure that you farm minions regardless of how many kills you have and continue to stay in the XP range. When it comes to jungle monsters, the person that gains XP is the one that kills the camp.

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If you stay beside them, you will not gain any XP. So, make sure that you do not waste your time by standing next to your teammate when they are farming jungle camps. Instead, you can ask them whether or not you can take a camp to earn gold and XP.

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