League of Legends is a game that requires accurate keystrokes and fast actuation.
The difference between winning or dying in battle can be minuscule, often only a second or two off from Healing, Flashing, or activating an ability.
That's what it's essential to play on a keyboard that is reliable, responsive, and one that you can game on with confidence.
In this article, we discuss our picks for the 5 best keyboards for League of Legends.
Each keyboard is specifically selected to suit any playstyle or role.
Let's dive in!
Nowadays, wireless keyboards have taken the mech market by storm, and Logitech's G915 TKL is no exception.
Their LIGHTSPEED technology has only a ~1ms response time which is indistinguishable from a wired connection.
The G915 includes additional media keys with a convenient volume scroll button that is convenient to use.
The keyboard sits low, hence its "low profile" tag, which is known for being easier to type on, allowing you to press the keys faster.
The mechanical switches included are Clicky, Linear, Tactile and Tactile White, with Linear being what we recommend as the best option for League of Legends.
Overall the keyboard is an excellent choice for gamers who want to cut the cord without adding delay, and a keyboard that is built with quality.
If you play League, chances are you have heard of one of the GOATs of League of Legends; Faker...
The Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE MK.2 is Faker's choice of keyboard, and for a good reason.
The keyboard has a compact TKL design with full anti-ghosting, which means you won't have to worry about your keys showing up on your PC in the wrong order from what you typed in.
The K70 has excellent build quality, including an aluminum surface on the keyboard, which is durable and provides no flex.
The Corsair K70 uses Cherry MX switches, including Blue, Brown, Red, and Silver Speeds (the recommended option for LoL).
What's fantastic about the keyboard is the detachable wrist rest, which is a game-changer for comfort.
Additionally, it includes media keys located at the top with a convenient volume scroll wheel, making changing your volume a breeze.
Overall the Corsair K70 is a solid choice for a game like League of Legends due to its high-quality Cherry MX switches, superior comfort, and premium build quality.
The Razer BlackWidow is one of the most popular keyboards not just in League but in the gaming period.
It is built with gamers in mind with high-speed responsiveness.
There's no rattle in any of the keys, and it is built to be durable and sturdy.
Razer has done a great job when it comes to making aesthetically pleasing keyboards, whether you're a minimalist or enjoy the luxury of RGB lighting.
The Razer BlackWidow uses Razer's signature Green (Tactile and Clicky) or Yellow (Linear and Silent) switches, both being incredibly responsive and satisfying to use.
The BlackWidow comes in a convenient TKL version which also includes a wrist rest. Although, it would've been better if the wrist rest could be attached to the keyboard.
Overall the BlackWidow Chroma is an excellent budget pick for a gaming keyboard, with teams like Team Liquid and Immortals still using this as their primary.
If you follow the NA League of Legends scene, one mid-laner comes to mind as one of the best, and that person's name is Bjergsen...
And the Logitech G Pro X is the keyboard of his choice, and for many others pro LoL players alike.
The Logitech G Pro X barely has any downside and more so excels in almost every category.
The keyboard switches used are Blue GX switches which are clicky and loud but actuate fast and feel great.
The GX switches are Logitech's newer type of switches which are comparable to Cherry MX's line.
Unfortunately, at this current time, there is no other option to choose from other than GX Blues, which is a bummer but may change in the future.
The keyboard comes in a compact TKL size with a detachable micro-USB (3-pronged) design to ensure that your keyboard can't be easily 'disconnected' on accident.
It comes with 3-step angle height adjustments so you can change the height to ensure you have maximum comfort while gaming.
The X version of this keyboard means that it's hot-swappable, which means you can swap the switches with ease without having to break down the keyboard.
Overall, the keyboard is built to be durable, look great, and perform well in fast-paced games.
The HyperX Alloy Origins is simply a reliable, consistent keyboard that works right out of the box.
If you want a keyboard with a tremendous focus on competitive gaming, this is a top contender.
The Alloy Origins keyboard includes programmable RGB lighting, which looks great and can be edited to your liking.
HyperX has also come out with their own mechanical switches, which are Red (Linear), Aqua (Tactile), and Blue (Clicky).
Despite being relatively new and a recent addition to HyperX keyboards, these switches perform very well, which is fantastic.
It is built with a sturdy aluminum frame and includes a detachable cable that makes it easy to travel.
You do have the option to snatch up a wrist rest if you want to make the keyboard a little comfier.
Overall, if you want a keyboard that has excellent functionality, solid mechanical switches, and comes in a compact TKL size, the HyperX Alloy Origins is a terrific choice.
A game like League of Legends demands accuracy and responsiveness from all of your gaming peripherals.
So when it comes to finding a keyboard, it's no different.
You will want to look for a responsive keyboard that allows for quick reflexes when it comes to your fingers.
Below are some key components to look for when shopping around for a keyboard for League of Legends.
If you're looking for something that will be easy and responsive, then look for a keyboard with mechanical switches.
Mechanical switches are far superior to rubber domes (membrane keyboards), as they feel better, and are faster to actuate, which is vital for a game like LoL.
There are several mechanical switches available, and their properties will vary depending on your tastes and needs.
League of Legends is a fast-paced game that requires accurate and fast keyboard presses; therefore, linear switches are the preferred mechanical switch for League.
Linear switches have no tactile bump that you can feel to actuate; they just go straight down with the lightest touch.
Therefore, linear switches tend to be more responsive as they are easier to actuate the key...
That's not to say that tactile or clicky switches are slow. These switches include that tactile bump in the middle that gives you feedback when the key is pressed.
If you enjoy having that tactile bump in the middle, tactile switches are your next best option.
The only time it is best to get clicky switches are if you use your keyboard for work and gaming or if you prefer having a loud "click-clacking" keyboard.
Otherwise, linear switches do have that edge over the other two.
Comfort is also a key factor when determining which keyboard to buy, as League games tend to go between 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how far you get into the game.
You will want to opt for a keyboard that is comfortable and natural for your hand position so that you won't get sore or put your hands in awkward positions since it will be staying there for quite a while.
Features that increase comfort would include wrist rests and keyboard profiles.
Low-profile keyboards like the Logitech G915 TKL sit lower than your regular keyboards and usually means that you can type faster, thus being better for typists.
Whether it's more comfortable is up for debate, but if you want maximum efficiency when it comes to pressing your keys, a low-profile keyboard is a great asset.
Regular profile keyboards are your most common keyboards, which most commonly come in OEM keyboard profiles or Cherry's signature keyboard profiles.
You can see the different normal keyboard profiles here:
It's always better to find a keyboard that includes a wrist rest attached, or even better, detachable.
Otherwise, you can always buy a 3rd party wrist rest that sits at the bottom of your keyboard, providing adequate comfort.
For gaming in League, a TKL sized keyboard is best, as it excludes the Numpad (which isn't commonly used unless you have some crazy keybinds).
I wouldn't recommend going any lower than TKL (75%) sizes as anything lower gets rid of the F-row at the top, which is commonly used by pros to switch to their teammates quickly.
Faker uses these specific keybinds a lot if you ever watch his stream:
Additionally, you could get a full-sized keyboard if you use the Numpad for things other than gaming.
Otherwise, it's best to save desk space.
If you have the option, I would always recommend going with a wired keyboard for not just League of Legends but gaming in general.
Wired keyboards ensure reliability, which means no outside occurrences can affect the connection between your keyboard and PC.
It also gives you the fastest connection.
Although, it's important to note that wireless keyboards have come a long way.
Logitech's LIGHTSPEED wireless technology has seamless wireless connectivity (~1ms response time) and is indistinguishable from a wired connection.
The Logitech G915, Corsair K70 are both quality keyboards that have fantastic wireless connections.
Pros use the Logitech G915, Corsair K70, Razer BlackWidow, Logitech G Pro X, HyperX Alloy Origins, and many others.
All of the keyboards on this list have been, or are currently being used by League of Legends pros, so you can rest assured that they are reliable.
But that's not the only reason we chose them; we also considered our own criteria to ensure reliability and performance.
Linear switches are the preferred type of mechanical switch that is recommended.
Since there is no tactile bump needed to actuate the key, you can register a keystroke with the lightest touch, hence in theory it should be faster to press than Tactile/Clicky switches.
However, people may find that Linear switches are too sensitive, and therefore Tactile switches are best in this case.
Or if you prefer having a loud mechanical keyboard, Clicky switches have a satisfying "clack" sound whenever you type.
Mechanical keyboards are not just good, they are the best for League of Legends.
The mechanical switch mechanism is superior to both Rubber Domes (in membrane keyboards) and scissor switches for sure.
When it comes to choosing the best keyboard for League of Legends, one keyboard comes to mind.
Whether it's build quality, quality mechanical switches, small form factor, additional media keys, our winner for the best keyboard is...
The Logitech G915 TKL mechanical keyboard.
The G915 has everything you need in a gaming keyboard. It's wireless, has a great low-profile build, and is sturdy and durable.
It comes at a premium price but is definitely worth investing in if you are looking for the best of the best.
If you are on more of a budget, the Razer BlackWidow TKL is your next best option, or if you prefer a higher-profile keyboard, the Corsair K70 comes very close.
Overall, the keyboards on this list will be a great addition to any battlestation setup.
By now, you should have a good idea of what kind of gaming keyboard to get for League of Legends.
If you have any of the keyboards listed above, comment below on your thoughts about them, we would love to know your thoughts on how they perform when playing!