You may have noticed the phrase “Proc” while playing a game of League of Legends; you may have even seen it in the patch notes. What does “Proc” mean, and why is it used so much? I am here to tell you the meaning behind “proc,” and before I end this, I’m going to run some other League of Legends terms past you.
What does Proc Stand for?
When you’re playing an online multiplayer game, not just LoL, you may see people using the word “Proc.” This is an acronym that isn’t exactly easy to figure out – some people are under the impression that it means Process, but the way “Proc” is used, “Process” wouldn’t make any sense, now would it.
Proc stands for Programmed Random Occurrence.
How is Proc used in games?
Proc can be used as both a verb and a noun to describe whenever a gaming item has been activated or when a random gaming event occurs. Proc is common in MMO games.
Here, let me elaborate a bit more on this scenario; procs are random events where special weapons and armor provide the player with extra powers or whenever the opposing champion becomes more powerful all of a sudden in some way.
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Examples of Proc Being Used
You may see gaming procs in many cases, like the following:
- A Sudden armor bonus has been activated, and this armor bonus lasts up to 10 seconds.
- A special spell cast has become available to the player all of a sudden.
- The player has temporarily received more health points, allowing them to fight a monster for an extended period of time.
- The opposing champion has suddenly gained strength so that they can crush the other players that are standing in front of them.
Here are some examples of how you would use “proc” in a sentence:
- “Whenever my trinket procs, I receive an extra dodge that lasts for 25 seconds.”
- “My rifle speed-ups never procs enough the way I’d like it to.”
- “My ring tends to proc once every two minutes.”
- “Try not to let that lightning charge proc, or else we’re all going to be dead.”
Proc just so happens to be one of the many abbreviations and acronyms you’ll encounter in League of Legends. Here’s the list of the most popular terms in League of Legends and what do they stand for:
- ADC – This is an abbreviation that means “Attack Damage Carry.”
- AFK – A popular phrase that has been around for as long as I can remember. This stands for “Away from keyboard. In League of Legends, it can mean “doing something mindlessly.” For example, “stop AFK farming.”
- All In – This means you plan on committing all of your resources like cooldowns, abilities, and summoner spells in order to kill an enemy champion.
- APC – This is an abbreviation for “ability power carry.”
- Autofill – When you get into a queue and you’re assigned a role you wouldn’t usually play. For example, let’s say you queue as a top primary and Mid secondary, but in the end, you’re given Support.
- B (back) – This is usually used as a command, which means “retreat.” For example, “We may want to b, this isn’t going to be a good fight for us.” It can also be used in order to indicate a Recall. For example, “I’m all out of mana, I need to b.”
- Blind Pick – An early pick during champion selection. We call it “blind” because you’re leaving your champion open to be counter-picked.
- Bounty – This is a gold reward for killing a champion who has a gold lead due to getting either kills or a farm lead.
- Burst – To deal a lot of damage instantly with an ability or attack.
- Camp – To repeatedly sit there and gank the same lane. For example, I just played a match where Lee Sin camped top lane in order to keep the enemy Nasus behind. Camp is also a spawn location of a jungle monster/monsters.
- Cheese – To use an unconventional strategy to win. The strategy itself may not even be that strong, but if it works, it can have high pay-offs, and that is called cheesing.
- Creep Score – abbreviated CS, the number of monsters, minions, and other things like wards that a player has destroyed.
- Early Game – This is a term that is used to describe the first fifteen minutes of a match, when the Top, Mid, and Bot laners are focused on farming and laning against the lane opponent. Early game may also be referred to as the laning phase.
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- Elder Drake – This is a mighty dragon that spawns a little after 35 minutes (5 minutes after the last dragon has been slain).
- Farm – Last hitting a jungle monster or minion to collect gold and experience.
- Facecheck – To enter a fog of war or bush without vision.
- Fed – When a champion is ahead in levels, gold, or kills and are much stronger than the enemy champions.
- Focus – to put all damage into a specific target.
- Ping – To send a signal using the ping system.
- Poke – Dealing damage from far away. This can be done with a targeted ability or an auto-attack ability, but it’s normally done with a skill shot.
- Proc – Oh yes, Proc…the reason we’re all here – to activate or trigger an effect or condition. Take basic attacks as an example; those will proc Braum’s passive stacks.
- Single-Target – An effect or ability that only has an effect on one target.
- Smurf – A secondary summoner LoL account that allows a player to play the game at a lower rank than their main account. When someone is playing well, some people will say, “wow, you’re smurfing,” and this type of phrase can be considered a compliment.
- Wombo Combo – When a variety of team members layer powerful abilities (many times, ultimates), making for a devastating impact against the enemies.
Not only are you walking away from here knowing what the meaning of Proc is, but I tossed in some extra LoL terms for you just in case you didn’t know them. What about you? Do you have any additional LoL terms you would like to give us? If so, drop them in the comment section below.