Many people were wondering how to use emotes in the newly added game mode in the League of Legends universe. Teamfight Tactics. That isn’t very complicated since you can use it the same as you do in your normal Summoner’s Rift game. Or ARAM, it doesn’t matter.
The thing is, emotes were universal for every game mode since its release in League of Legends, but Little Legends are a unique feature to the Teamfight Tactics world. They are tiny little creatures that represent you in the game.
Little Legends have a variety of purposes and stuff they can do. They show your Health points your level in-game. They can also dance, gloat, mock and even sing.
Every Little Legend has a personality of its own, and you can choose the one you most connect with. That is, of course, if you manage to unlock them.
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What Are Emotes?
Emotes are expressive images primarily used in League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics as cosmetic flares. They typically present Champions and Little Legends with various expressions. This page also contains various official emotes created for social media sites.
Emotes are a great way to express either joy or anger depending on what occurs in a match. For the most part, it’s a unique way to let your teammates know they did a great job or fire up angry emotes to enemy champions to distract them before a gank.
Keep in mind that five emotes are able to be used throughout a match and two are specifically for the start and end of one. You are able to pick those but for the most part, this is an incredible way to express all the trials and tribulations that can happen in a match.
Emotes can be purchased in the store for RP 350 a piece. During the initial launch, all Emotes were put on sale for RP 350 (where they originally had a cost of RP 450). Since patch V8.12 the price of emotes have been lowered from the initially RP 450 to RP 350 permanently. A Thumbs Up Emote is freely unlocked to all accounts.
Emotes can be equipped in the player’s Collection or from Champion Select. The loadout includes a radial that can hold up to five emotes, as well as slots for Start Game, First Blood, Ace and Win.
Once in-game, you can access the pop-up radial using the assigned hotkey (default: [T]). The Start Game and End Game emotes will trigger automatically. Players can only trigger a certain number of Emotes, including Champion Mastery Emotes, within a short space of time before having to wait to use another. Champion Mastery is still triggered using its own hotkey.
You can mute Enemy Emotes individually from the Scoreboard, or disable them entirely from Settings
Some Interesting Facts About Emotes
Initially, emotes were only confined to social media sites before being introduced in-game in patch V6.23 with the All-Star 2016 event.
In patch V7.20 the new emote system was introduced with permanent unlockable emotes.
In patch V8.12 in-game emotes were given several updates including reduced price and added visual and sound effects.
- The You Look Familiar emote showcases PBE Pyke clothing textures.
- The Easy E-Z emote is a reference to the in-game term EZ (loosely meaning “Easy game”) used at the end of a game.
- The Cassiopeia Message Boards emote is a reference to Cassiopeia’s Serpentine Grace passive.
- The But Why? emote is the first emote that cannot be obtained through Hextech Crafting, mystery gifting, or the store. It was given out to players by content creators who received region-specific codes. It was later introduced to the Essence Emporium.
- Numerous emotes are a reference to popular internet memes:
- The Heeere’s Poppy! emote is a reference to the classic Lollipoppy creepy face meme, and the emote’s name is a reference to a scene in the movie Shining.
- The Raise your Dongers! emote is a reference to the Raise your dongers meme.
- The Such War emote is a reference to the Doge meme.
- The Are You Serious emote might be a reference to the *Concern* meme.
- The According to Plan emote is a reference to the Anime Glasses meme.
- The D’Pengu emote shows a penguin doing The Dab.
- The Oh Darn emote is a reference to the Oh Darn meme video.
- The Tell Me More… emote is a reference to the Condescending Wonka/Creepy Wonka meme.
- The Mic Drop emote is a reference to the Mic Drop meme.
- The Clean emote is a reference to the OK Symbol/Circle Game meme.
- The But Why? emote is a reference to the But why? meme.
- The Howdy emote is a reference to the *Tips Fedora* meme.
- The It Was Me! emote is a reference to Dio Brando and the It Was Me, Dio! meme.
- The Squee emote and its Facebook icon counterpart are references to the Feels Good meme.
- The Deal with Grit emote and its Facebook icon counterpart are references to the Deal with it meme.
- The Everything is Okay emote and its Facebook icon counterpart are references to the This Is Fine meme.
- The Go Get ‘Em emote and its Facebook icon counterpart are references to the Go get ’em, champ meme.
- The Unbenched emote, Tahm Kench Facebook icon, and Zombie Nunu Message Boards emote are references to Pepe the Frog.
- The All According To Plan emote and Darius Facebook icon are a reference to The Gendo Pose
- The Are You Kidding? emote and Zombie Brand Message Boards emote are a reference to the My Brain is Full of Fuck/Jackie Chan WTF meme.
- The OMG I love it emote and Zombie Slayer Pantheon Message Boards emote are a reference to the Puking Rainbows meme.
- The Braum Facebook icon is a reference to the Sweating Towel Guy meme.
- The Sona Facebook icon is a reference to the Flipping Tables meme / (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻.
- The Lee Sin Facebook icon and the Zombie Brand Message Boards emote are references to the Facepalm meme.
- The Leona Facebook icon and the Slayer Pantheon Message Boards emote are references to the Popcorn GIF memes.
- The Teemo Facebook icon is a reference to the Success Kid/I Hate Sandcastles meme.
- The Fizz Facebook icon is a reference to the Trollface meme.
- The Zilean Facebook icon is a reference to the Can’t Killean the Zilean meme video.
- The Star Guardian Jinx Message Boards emote is a reference to the Mirai Nikki Yandere face meme.
- The Star Guardian Miss Fortune Message Boards emote is a reference to the Noblewoman’s Laugh memes.
- The Star Guardian Ahri Message Boards emotes are references to the Drakeposting meme.
- The Yasuo Facebook Yasuo is a reference to the Oh crap face.
- The Jayce Facebook icon is a reference to the Yao-Ming Face.
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Teamfight Tactics Shortcuts And Hotkeys
- Left-Click & Drag Champion: Moves the Champion.
- Left-Click on Mini Map: Displays the player’s board that you clicked on the map.
- Right-Click on Board: Move your Little Legend to the location of your click.
- Right-Click on Champion: Show information about the Champion.
- Related: Teamfight Tactics Rank Distribution
- D: Refresh the Champion Store.
- F: Purchase level XP.
- W: Deploy Champion your mouse hovering over to the bench or battlefield.
- E on Champion: Sell Champion your mouse is hovering over.
- S: Stop your Little Legends if they’re moving.
- 1 and 3, Q and R: Cycle through opponent boards.
- CTRL + 1-5: Forces your Little Legend to do the selected Emote.
- CTRL + F: Toggle FPS display.
- 2 or Spacebar: Center the camera on your Little Legend.
Since their release with the patch 7.17, Emotes were an integral part of both League of Legends and The Teamfight Tactics. Developers are coming up with new emotes to decorate the fields of Runterra with each incoming patch.
The best thing is that you can win many of them for free by playing matches, and getting them in Hextech Chests and Orbs. With the release of TFT Passes you can now earn them over there too! There are so many possibilities to enrichen your Emote collection, and to obtain them all!
Don’t wait a second longer, go for it!