How Many Champions Are In League of Legends?

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League of Legends (LOL) began with 40 available champions when it was released way back the year 2009.

And since then, the now turning 12-years-old game this October expanded its champion pool through the years of its existence and dominance amongst esports titles which would most likely be felt for a long time still.


Now with the latest one being Akshan who became available in the game beginning July 8 with the release of update 11.14, we may want to count how many champions are now in the game.

Keep reading to know more.

How Many Champions Are In League of Legends?

As of the moment of the writing, there are now 156 champions in total for LOL.


Akshan is the 156th champion who joined the still-growing roster of champions in the game. He joins the Assassins role or category, which now has 21 champions in total.

As for the other categories or roles in the game, you might want to take a look at all of them who comprise the 156-champion pool in League of Legends:

  • Assassins – 21
  • Fighters/Brawlers – 38
  • Mages – 45
  • Tanks – 27
  • Marksmen/ADC – 25

We may expect that this count will still grow in the months or years that will come. But one thing’s for sure – you have a lot of champions to choose from.

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