SMART / QUICK CAST VERSUS NORMAL CAST
This short guide is for new players or players who are not familiar with quick cast option in League of Legends (also known as smart cast).
WHAT IS QUICKCAST?
Quick cast makes the selected ability casts automatically in direction of current cursor position. This saves a lot of time in terms of the game since you don’t have to manually left-click on target. Any ability can be set on quick cast mode in game options. Check these two examples (without quick cast and with quick cast) to see difference with your own eyes:
QUICK CAST / SMART CAST
HOW TO ENABLE QUICK CAST IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS?
It’s pretty easy, just open options tab and press “Quick Cast All” button as you can see on the image below:
However it’s not always good to set each ability on quick cast thus you may set up custom layout using “Additional Hotkeys” section below in options tab:
QUICK CAST CONS AND PROS
You can’t see range of ability during quick cast. Thus to use properly time advantage quick cast provides you would need some practice. Anyway it is worth the time you spend on practice since quick cast can change the speed of your ingame performance drastically. However set a quick cast on each ability is not always good decision. There are some abilities that may require long aiming (e.g. Blitzcrank’s Rocket Grab or Pantheon’s Grand Skyfall) thus you can feel more comfortable to use them on standart cast.
Smart cast is especially useful on champions with cooldown renewal mechanics. Very likely you already noticed how Irelia able to finish group of minions with Bladesurge in a few seconds. There is better example: Katarina. You can see in the video below performance of which can not be repeated if you use standart casts and would have to left-click manually each time:
List of abilities what are on quick cast by default and can’t be switched back:
- Ahri’s Spirit Rush
- Cassiopeia’s Noxious Blast
- Fizz’s Playful / Trickster
- Irelia’s Transcendent Blades
- Karthus’s Lay Waste
- Riven’s Broken Wings & Valor
- Urgot’s Acid Hunter
- Vayne’s Tumble
- Yasuo’s Steel Tempest
- Zyra’s Rampant Growth
- Nidalee’s Pounce
Note: If you want to instantly cast an ability on yourself (e.g. Janna’s Eye of the Storm) then use ALT and ability hot key.
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