[League of Legends/LoL] How to Efficiently Farm Gold | Mechanics, Best Methods, Tips and Tricks to

This page contains a guide on how to efficiently farm gold in League of Legends (LoL), including information on ways to obtain them, and minion and turret gold drop values.

How to Farm Gold

Gold is the in-game currency in the game of League of Legends. It is used to buy items in the shop which grants additional stats and abilities. It is important to get gold quick so you can have the advantage over your opponents. In Summoner’s Rift, you start with 500 gold and constantly gain 20.4 gold coins per 10 seconds. Each map varies. Below are ways of how to farm gold.

Minions

The best way to get gold is to farm from minions.

Minion Wave Gold Earned
Melee Minion 22
Caster Minion 17
Siege Minion 45
Super Minion 40

You can do so by last hitting minions – a skill very important in League of Legends. For tips on last hitting, click here.

Turrets

Turrets give gold globally. However being near it procs more gold. The first turret destroyed gives the entire team and additional 100 gold.

Turret Gold Earned Additional Gold Earned
Outer Turret 100 250/players who participated in destroying the turret
Inner Turret  125 175
Inhibitor Turrets  150 50
Nexus Turret 50  –

Kills

Killing or Assisting an Enemy champion grants a considerable amount of gold. A Bonus is also given for First Blood

Kill Bounty Gold Earned
Last Hit Bounty 300
Assist Bounty 150
Team Bounty 20/30/60/70/90

To reduce the effectiveness of feeders, champions with consecutive deaths give lesser gold.

Jungle Monsters

Junglers mainly rely on Jungle monsters for their gold. Last hitting these monsters will grant your champion gold. Click here to view our Jungling Strategy Guide.

Neutral Monsters Gold Earned
Blue Sentinel 100
Red Brambleback 100
Crimson Raptor 62
Raptor 9
Greater Murk Wolf 68
Murk Wolf 16
Ancient Krug 70
Krug 10
Mini Krug 10

Items

There are gold-generating items that champions can buy so they can still get gold without killing minions (ie. Spellthief’s Edge, Ancient Coin, Relic Shield)

Pets

Pets and summons such as Annie’s Tibbers, Shaco’s Jack in the Box, Teemo’s Noxious Trap, etc. grants gold to the champion who kills them.

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