Originally Posted by Jericho Hombre
You say you got an assist and they called you a kill stealer? That person was clearly an idiot, since you didn't get the kill.
Even if you did, it's not a kill steal if two people go in on a champ, or you help out because your teammate might die if you don't.
As far as I'm concerned ks = kill secured. (Maybe not with supports at higher level, but it still benefits the carry to get free farm time to get ahead.)
The difference between a kill steal and a kill secure:
Kill steal is when you are clearly going to get the kill, you've got more than enough health to survive anything if hurt at all, the enemy you're hitting has like 100 health, is stunned and isn't going anywhere, can't go anywhere or do anything. And Veigar comes in and ults him @____@. Kill steal.
Kill secure is where you're chasing someone who is obviously going to get away. You're ADC burned their flash, their ghost, their cooldowns and can not reach them. So you, generally being close to the enemy or having the ability to finish them off, kill them because if you don't they will get away. Kill secure.