How to Counter Invisibility in League of Legends?

Find out how you can deal with these pesky champions.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
5 Min Read

Going up against Invisible champions is extremely annoying as you cannot see them but they can easily walk up to you and often one-shot you. Champions like Shaco can be quite frustrating to play against especially once they have a lower cooldown.

Worry not because there are a few things that you can do to counter these champions and have a better time against them. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.

League of Legends: How to Counter Invisibility

Before we begin, keep in mind that invisibility is different from camouflage. There are many champions who can camouflage themselves – like Evenlyn, Twitch, and Akshan just to name a few. These champions are revealed if the enemy gets too close to them.

So, they are easier to counter as all you need to do is either get close to them or place Control Wards in areas where they might come from. Invisible champions cannot be seen unless their invisibility runs out. Let’s find out how you can counter them.


Oracle Lens

One of the best things that you can do against invisible champions is to use the Oracle Lens. This is a trinket (the red one), that reveals wards and other invisible things like traps or champions.

If you suspect that an enemy is near you, use the Oracle Lens and it will scan in a circle around your champion. However, keep in mind that it will only reveal the location of the champion by highlighting them in red.

You cannot attack them with your auto attacks. Instead, you’ll have to rely on your abilities to deal damage to them. Also, if you have a point-and-click ability, you won’t be able to target them with it.


True Sight Abilities

Briar’s ultimate grants you True Sight of the target.

True Sight means that you will have complete vision over the enemy character. Even if they become invisible, you will be able to see them. Some of the best champions with true sight abilities are:

  • Caitlyn
  • Fizz
  • Lee Sin
  • Twisted Fate
  • Rengar
  • Zyra
  • Nidalee

For example, if you use Caitlyn’s ultimate on a champion, you will have true sight of them until the ultimate hits even if they become invisible during the process. Plus, you can even use skillshots or taunts to attack invisible units and try to force them to come out of invisibility.


Ignite or Some Status Effects

If you use Ignite on an enemy and they go invisible afterward, you will see their outline after every second. This allows you to track them until their invisibility runs out so that you can auto-attack them. Plus, Ignite will continuously deal damage regardless if they are invisible or not.

On the other hand, if you put certain status effects on them like Bleed, you will see their outline just like with Ignite. This is quite helpful since many champions have status effects that help against invisibility.



Finally, you can stay close to your turrets to reveal invisible champions. Turrets have the true sight passive which allows you to see every invisible thing around it. While this is a great method, you won’t always be around a turret.

However, if the enemy is going to dive you, it is good to remember that you’ll easily see the stealth units and can target them without any issues.


And there you have it; that’s everything you need to know about how to counter invisibility in League of Legends. Make sure that you use these methods to counter invisible champions and have a better time against them.

Do you like the invisibility mechanic in LoL? Or do you prefer the way it is in Dota 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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