Hero experience (XP) is used to raise the player's Hero Level. Hero experience is gained when killing enemy Minions, Structures and Heroes. As a Hero levels up, their base stats are increased and they are given the choice to level an Ability. This allows the Hero to unlock new abilities, or even level their existing abilities.
Leveling an ability increases its effectiveness; making the move stronger, usable more often, but at the cost of more resources. At level five, a Hero can unlock their Ultimate ability. Ultimate abilities are a hero’s most powerful skill, and can be used to change the course of a team fight, or even an entire game.
Gaining Hero Experience
There are five ways to gain experience. Experience isn't gained over time.
- Killing a hero
- Proximity to a minion death: Regardless of whether it was last hit or killed by another source.
- Monsters: Different monsters give different amounts. All XP is split evenly between nearby Heroes.
XP Level Cost and Sharing
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XP is also shared between all nearby allies in a 2000 unit radius.
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