What is crowd control score in League of Legends, and what can you do to increase it?
You can easily view your CC score through the post-game lobby screen. After finishing a game, simply navigate to “Stats” on the top left of the window, and search for “Crowd Control Score” under the “Combat” tab.
Keeping your enemies incapacitated—and having a high CC score as a result—is crucial to winning more games in League of Legends. Champions with plenty of innate CC in their kit tend to do extremely well, regardless of patch or season. Here’s everything you need to know.
How to Increase Your Crowd Control Score in League of Legends
To increase your crowd control score in League of Legends, you need to use more abilities that disable (e.g., stun, root, slow) your enemies. Try to pick champions with CC-heavy kits (e.g., Nautilus, Leona, Morgana) over champions that completely lack CC abilities (e.g., Master Yi, Katarina, Ezreal), and aim to land your abilities on as many enemies as possible. If support is not your cup of tea, but you still want a high CC score, consider adding a couple of CC-based items to your arsenal (e.g., Everfrost, Randuin’s Omen).
Best Roles to Play for a High CC Score
Unsurprisingly, the champions with the highest amount of CC in their kit are played as supports in the bot lane. They’re usually tanks who don’t deal too much damage themselves; they knock enemies out and rely on their allies to finish the job. While tank supports don’t have to try too hard to keep their CC score high, some tank and bruiser-type junglers can also carry games with their own CC abilities. Prime examples include Vi, Skarner, Hecarim, Nunu, and Rammus.
You’ll often find plenty of stuns and slows in the top lane as well. Champions such as Volibear, Wukong, Malphite, and Nasus strike terror into the hearts of immobile mages and helpless AD carries. Annie, Anivia, and Malzahar are mid-lane mages who can keep enemies locked down while they mercilessly melt away their faces.
Exactly because AD carries rely on their supports to do the dirty work for them, most marksmen generally lack heavy CC. Notable exceptions include Vayne and Tristana.
Best Champions to Play for a High CC Score
Expanding your champion pool is never a bad thing. Here are some champions that will naturally keep your crowd control score high:
- Volibear: Stun on his Q, AOE slow on his E and R.
- Wukong: AOE knock-up on his R, can be cast twice.
- Malphite: Single-target slow on his Q, massive AOE knock-up on his R.
- Skarner: Stun and slow on his E, supression on his R.
- Nunu: AOE knock-up and stun on his W, AOE slow on his E, AOE slow on his R.
- Rammus: Single-target knock-back and slow on his Q, taunt on his E, AOE slow on his R.
- Anivia: AOE slow and stun on her Q, AOE slow on her R.
- Annie: Single-target/AOE stun every 4 spellcasts on her passive.
- Syndra: AOE slow on her W, AOE slow/stun on her E.
- Nautilus: Single-target root on his passive, single-target stun on his Q, AOE slow on his E, AOE knock-up & single-target stun on his R.
- Leona: Single-target stun on her Q, single-target root on her E, AOE stun on her R.
- Morgana: Single-target root on her Q, AOE slow & stun on her R.
- Vayne: Single-target stun on her E.
- Tristana: AOE slow on her W, AOE knock-back on her R.
Best Crowd Control Items in League of Legends
Of course, item actives and passives can also be used to disable your enemies. Here are some of the most useful CC items in League of Legends season 11:
- Everfrost: A mana AP item that slows enemies in a cone in front of you. Enemies caught in the middle of the cone are rooted instead.
- Randuin’s Omen: A defensive item that slows enemies while also reducing their attack damage and critical strike damage.
- Frostfire Gauntlet: A defensive item that creates a slowing frost field upon attack.
- Striderbreaker: A bruiser AD item that slows enemies in front of you.
- Turbo Chemtank: Another defensive item that slows enemies around you.
We hope our guide will help you keep your enemies down while you climb the ranked ladder. See you on the rift!