GAME INFO • League of Legends - Game Modes

Defend and Destroy



The Battle for the Abyss

The only single-lane battlefield available in League of Legends, the Howling Abyss features two bases arranged at either end of a bridge. This bridge is defended by two turrets and an inhibitor, while the nexus is protected by a pair of turrets. With no neutral territory to distract from the task at hand, the Howling Abyss features some of the most frequent and intense team fights of any map.


Keeping Momentum

No Healing or Shopping

The summoner platform on the Howling Abyss provides no healing, and purchasing is strictly limited. Champions can only purchase items following in the wake of a death on the battlefield. The Recall spell is also disabled in this game mode.


Health Relics

In the absence of a healing platform, you’ll find health relics spread across the bridge at even intervals. Once consumed these relics cause your champion to rapidly regenerate health and mana for a short period of time.


A Single Inhibitor

With only one lane to conquer, your team’s sole inhibitor can make or break your success in a game. Once it goes down, the attacking team will immediately start spawning two super minions per wave. Defend your inhibitor at all costs.