How To Make Custom Item Sets In League Of Legends
Last Updated: August 29, 2021
What if I told you that there’s a lesser known feature in League of Legends that can help you become more efficient? Interested? If this sounds like you, you came to the right place. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make custom item sets in League of Legends.
Anyone who’s ever played a competitive game will tell you that every second matters. Especially in a fast paced MOBA like League of Legends. A few seconds can be the difference that could make or break the game. It’s a great thing that Riot is always looking for ways to improve and optimize every player’s gaming experience. So it’s up to us, the players, to make the most out of what we have.
One of the most interesting and useful tools that Riot has given us is the option to create item sets in League of Legends.
Why Should I Make Item Sets?
Picture this scene for a moment. You just recalled to your base when suddenly, your team is contesting an objective. They get into a team fight. In a rush, you stumble and mess up the item you were going to buy. That key item could’ve given you that extra bit of damage or that extra bit of defense that would’ve turned that fight in your favor. If only there was a way you could pick out the best items for any situation on a specific champion before games even begin. See what I mean?
Having a custom item set can save you the trouble of going through the many types of items while in-game. Sure, the shop interface is already simple enough to understand, but why not take it a step further? With a custom item set, you’ll save time by not having to search specific items and just look at them from one page. Do you need more survivability or do you need more damage? You can create a setup that works for you and you can prepare for all sorts of situations. Plus, if you’re a beginner, creating item sets will help you get familiarized with the items and what each of them does.
How Do You Make An Item Set?
Whether you’re a new player or a veteran, it’s easy to overlook this feature of the game. So to help you get started, we’ll show you everything you need to know on how to do it.
First, you need to go to Collection>Items. This’ll open up the space where you’ll actually be doing your item sets. Click on Create New Item Set to begin.
Now you’ll be at the New Item Set page. You’ll see that there are a whole host of options you can do with creating your item set. Most of these buttons are pretty self explanatory like the Save button and the Rename button. On the left side, you’ll see filters of what item you’re looking for. You can check on more than one box and you’ll see items that match your filter.
These two buttons here are indications on which maps you’d like to use your item set. There are only two maps in League of Legends, The Howling Abyss and Summoner’s Rift. Howling Abyss is on the ARAM game mode, while ranked and normal games are played on Summoner’s Rift. You can choose to have different builds for the two maps. By default, the item set is enabled for both maps so you can just click which ones you want to remove.
Right next to the map buttons, you’ll see a button where you can select which champions your item set will apply to. You can select as many champions as you want. Like say, if you want to make a dedicated Tank item set you’ll use for every game. Just filter out tanks and select all the champions that apply.
So now, to add items just click on the item you want to add and drag it onto a block. You can rename each block to anything you want.
A good tip is to name blocks according to its usage. Like your core items or situational items or even items to counter specific matchups.
Once you’re satisfied, click on save to seal the deal.
How Do I Use The Item Set?
So now that you’ve created your item set, we bet you’re excited to try out in-game. If you choose to have it available on both maps, you’ll be able to use it on both ARAM and on Summoner’s Rift. Once you’re in game, just open up the shop and you’ll see a tab labeled Item Sets.
From there, you’ll be able to see all the changes and all the things you’ve customized when you were making the item set. If you have more than one item set for your chosen champion, you’ll see a drop down bar on the left side of the interface where you can select your desired item set.
So there you have it! Make sure to use this feature to your advantage. If done right, it will definitely save you time and help you win more games. Hope you found this guide helpful and we’ll see you on the Rift!