LoL visual upgrade – Twisted Fate, the Card Master


Twisted Fate splash art

Along with the visual upgrade to Soraka, Twisted Fate is also receiving one. The new look along with new animations and voice over will be introduced into the upcoming patch. Check out the new splash art above and new model looks below.

Card sharks everywhere will be excited to know that Twisted Fate is receiving a Visual Upgrade in the upcoming patch. The Card Master is a classic champion that remains one of the most popular around the world. Fate has smiled upon everyone’s favorite gambler – he’s getting a new model as well as revamped textures, sound effects, spell effects, and voice over. Each one of Twisted Fate’s skins is being adapted to his higher quality model, so you’ll see upgrades across the board. He’s also got some sexy new moves inspired by the latest dance craze.

Twisted Fate animations

LoL champions and skins on sale 9/21-9/24


Twisted Fate splash art

Kennen M.D. is discounting some champions this weekend and he has selected Lulu, Warwick, and Twisted Fate. Two of them, Warwick and Twisted Fate, are available for just 292 RP as well. Lulu is 487 RP though. In addition, you can pick up Bloodfury Renekton, Sakura Karma, and Sailor Gangplank at a reduced price as well. Sakura Karma is purchasable for 260 RP and the other two are available for 487 RP.

Bloodfury Renekton in-game image

Bloodfury Renekton splash art

Sakura Karma in-game image

Sakura Karma splash art

Sailor Gangplank in-game image

Sailor Gangplank splash art

 

 

 

LoL visual upgrade – Soraka, the Starchild


Soraka, the Starchild splash art

Riot Games has revamped old champs and most recently they have now targeted Soraka, the Starchild. Along with the new splash art shown above, Soraka’s animations will be changing in  the game and new visual effects will be implemented for her skins, not just her classic look. Check out the new look below.

LoL champions and skins on sale 9/18-9/21 and free champion rotation week 43


Fiddlesticks splash art

Until tomorrow, you can still purchase the three champions and skins Charred Maokai has placed on sale. For this week, Charred Maokai has reduced Fiddlesticks, Viktor, and Hecarim. Both Viktor and Hecarim are available now for just 487 RP, but Fiddlesticks has been discounted to 292 RP. Additionally, you’ll find Prototype Viktor, Darkforge Jarvan IV, and Sherwood Forest Ashe on sale. Each skin is reduced to 487 RP, except for Sherwood Forest Ashe whose skin is available to purchase for just 260 RP. You have until tomorrow to pick up these champions and skins, before a new sale appears for the weekend. It’s also a new week so here’s the free champion rotation for week 43: Amumu, Blitzcrank, Jax, Morgana, Soraka, Twisted Fate, Miss Fortune, Warwick, Udyr, and Zilean.

Prototype Viktor in-game image

Prototype Viktor splash art

Darkforge Jarvan IV in-game image

Darkforge Jarvan IV splash art

Sherwood Forest Ashe in-game image

Sherwood Forest Ashe splash art

 

 

LoL champion revealed – Kha’Zix, the Voidreaver


Kha’Zix, the Voidreaver

I’m getting behind on my posts. I just posted the sneak peek and oh look here’s the full reveal of Kha’Zix. The official post is below.

Kha’Zix, the Voidreaver, will be devouring prey on the Fields of Justice in the upcoming patch. A flexible jungle assassin, Kha’Zix excels at surprising enemy champions and quickly dealing massive burst damage. Moreover, his unique evolution gameplay allows him to adapt to different enemy team comps and strategies by customizing his abilities over the course of the match. Here’s a full rundown of his abilities:

Kha’Zix, the Voidereaver

  • Unseen Threat (Passive): When Kha’Zix is not visible to the enemy team, he gains Unseen Threat, causing his next basic attack against an enemy champion to deal bonus magic damage and slow.
  • Taste Their Fear:Deal physical damage to a single target. Damage against isolated targets is significantly increased. Kha’Zix passively marks enemies that are isolated from nearby allies.
    • Evolving claws increases damage to isolated targets even further. Kha’Zix also gains increased range on both Taste Their Fear and his basic attack.
  • Void Spike:Kha’Zix fires spikes that explode on contact, dealing physical damage to all nearby enemies. Kha’Zix is healed if he is within the explosion radius.
    • Evolving spike racks causes Void Spike to fire three projectiles in a cone. Spikes will also apply Unseen Threat to all enemies caught within the area of effect.
  • Leap:Kha’Zix leaps to an area, dealing physical damage to enemies in the area he lands.
    • Evolving wings increases Leap’s range dramatically and causes a kill or assists to refresh the cooldown of Leap.
  • Void Assault:Each rank of Void Assault allows Kha’Zix to evolve one of his active abilities, granting it an additional effect. Upon activation, Kha’Zix enters stealth and gains Unseen Threat, increasing Movement Speed. Kha’zix can cast Void Assault again for a short time after activation.
    • Evolving active camouflage allows Kha’Zix to cast Void Assault three times over the course of its duration and reduces any damage he sustains while in stealth.

Kha’Zix, the Voidreaver in-game animations

The bonus effects that Kha’Zix accrues for ambushing a target make him a natural jungler. His core initiation skill, Leap, allows him to stage ganks from unexpected angles, even over long distances or across terrain. If his quarry happens to be a lone champion, Kha’Zix can utilize the bonus damage from Taste Their Fear combined with the initial magic damage from Unseen Threat to truly devastating effect. Remember that the area of effect damage from Void Spike can help clear away any lingering minions to isolate a foe, making them vulnerable to some additional punishment.

Once he’s initiated, clever repositioning can allow Kha’Zix to break line of sight and refresh Unseen Threat. Juking into the brush, using Leap to withdraw and reinitiate, or entering stealth by casting Void Assault will allow the Voidreaver to continually slow enemies and lay down bonus damage from his passive. Cunning use of Unseen Threat is key to maximizing Kha’Zix’s damage potential.

Later in the match, Void Assault allows Kha’Zix to safely and aggressively navigate team fights. After leaping into combat, Kha’Zix can use his ultimate to evade attacks while he picks apart vulnerable members of the enemy team. Once he’s downed an opponent, activating Void Assault again can allow him to either safely withdraw or reinitiate on another target with Unseen Threat.

Each of Kha’Zix’s active abilities can also be evolved to provide greater utility. At Levels 6, 11, and 16, he’ll gain an Evolution Point that can be spent to unlock additional effects on a specific skill. If you’d like greater hit and run potential, for example, choosing to evolve Void Assault and Leap can drastically increase your mobility by offering additional stealth and a second Leap after scoring a kill or assist. If you find yourself falling behind, combining Void Assualt with Void Spike can give you increased durability in team fights and greater farming and poke potential while you catch up on gold. Tailoring your evolutions to address the challenges of a specific match-up can give you that extra edge you need to finish strong in a close matchup.

LoL champion sneak peek – Kha’Zix, the Voidreaver


Kha’Zix, the Voidreaver sneak peek

Here’s the latest news of the next champion to join the ranks. This sneak peek shows a purple champion that bears a great resemblance to Alien as well as Malzahar’s voidling. It also takes some aspects from StarCraft as well, perhaps? More information soon upon release.

LoL – World Championship hotfix notes


Riot Games has introduced a few new changes to the balance of champions in order to make way for the Season 2 World Championships. Can’t imagine many people are too thrilled with the changes made to Rengar, the Pridestalker. Check below to see if your champions have been affected by these balance tweaks.


Anivia

  • Fixed a bug where Glacial Storm’s slow was stacking with Flash Frost

Caitlyn

  • Piltover Peacemaker
    • Damage falloff per subsequent target reduced to 10% from 15%
    • Minimum damage increased to 50% from 40%
  • 90 Caliber Net can no longer be cast while rooted

Galio

  • Bulwark is now castable during Idol of Durand

Irelia

  • Bladesurge no longer fails to refresh or grant mana return when killing certain enemies

Jayce

  • Thundering Blow mana cost increased to 40/50/60/70/80 from 40 at all ranks

Maokai

  • Sapling Toss explosion particle can no longer be seen though fog of war

Miss Fortune

  • Strut
    • Out of combat activation time reduced to 5 seconds from 7
    • Ramp up time to reach max speed reduced to 5 seconds from 13
  • Bullet Time
    • Windup time significantly reduced
    • Mana cost reduced to 100 from 150

Nidalee

  • Cougar form attack range increased to 125 from 100

Rengar

  • Rengar can no longer speak his VO lines when he is dead
  • Unseen Predator
    • After leaping, Rengar will now immediately attack the target if it is a Champion
    • Jumping between targets is now smoother
    • Unseen Predator now correctly shows up in death recap
  • Savagery
    • Damage increased to 30/60/90/120/150 from 30/55/80/105/130
    • The attack speed bonus now applies to his first attack after activation
  • Battle Roar
    • No longer has a cast time (can be cast while moving)
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.8 from 1
    • Rengar no longer loses his attack command after using Battle Roar
  • Bola Strike
    • Now procs Sheen/Trinity Force/Lich Bane
  • Thrill of the Hunt
    • Movement Speed bonus increased to 20/25/30% from 10/15/20%

Vayne

  • Base movement speed increased to 305 from 300

Vladimir

  • Tides of Blood damage reduced to 60/85/110/135/160 from 60/90/120/150/180

Wukong

  • Crushing Blow now grants an additional 125 Attack Range for the attack
  • Fixed a bug with Crushing Blow that would cause it to cancel when chasing an enemy

Xerath

  • Locus of Power can now be cast while rooted

Yorick

  • Ghoul base movement speed at level 1 reduced to 300 from 350 (Ghouls gain movement speed as Yorick levels and will reach the same max movement speed as before by level 12)
  • Ghouls no longer block pathing for enemies
  • Omen of Pestilence mana cost increased to 55/60/65/70/75 from 40/45/50/55/60

Ziggs

  • Satchel Charge
    • Knockback range on Ziggs has increased
    • Knockup height on enemies has increased
  • Mega Inferno Bomb
    • Secondary damage increased to 80% from 75%

General

  • Blessing of the Lizard Elder damage now displays properly in death recap

LoL new champion available – Syndra, the Dark Sovereign


Syndra, the Dark Sovereign splash art

League of Legends has introduced a new champion to their ranks, Syndra, the Dark Sovereign. The champion’s focus is being an AP carry and has a high amount of burst damage to keep you on your toes. Check out the champion spotlight below for more details. In addition, the art spotlight for her is also below. For a limited time, you can also purchase the Syndra bundle which features the champion and new Justicar skin for just 1462 RP. Syndra is also available to pick up for just 6300 IP or 975 RP. Her Justicar skin is only 975 RP as well.

 

LoL new skin available – Special Forces Gangplank


Special Forces Gangplank splash art

League of Legends last week implemented a new force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. This time it’s Special Forces Gangplank who joins the roster to commemorate the Brazilian League of Legends launch. You can purchase this new skin in the LoL store for just 975 Riot Points.

Special Forces Gangplank in-game animations

 

LoL – mid-September patch notes


There’s no video for the upcoming patch as far as I know, but there isn’t much being changed specifically to the rosters. Many of the changes that are being implemented are customization options for Spectator Mode and change in the ELO tiers along with the addition of Syndra, the Dark Sovereign. Check out the details below.

PvP.net 1.67

  • Players may now create up to 20 mastery pages, up from 10.

League of Legends v1.0.0.147

Syndra, the Dark Sovereign

  • Transcendent (Passive)– Spells gain extra effects at max rank.
    • Dark Sphere: Deals bonus damage to champions
    • Force of Will: Increases slowing duration.
    • Scatter the Weak: Spell width increased.
  • Dark Sphere – Syndra conjures a Dark Sphere dealing magic damage. The sphere remains and can be manipulated by her other powers.
  • Force of Will – Syndra picks up and throws a minion or Dark Sphere dealing magic damage and slowing the movement speed of enemies.
  • Scatter the Weak – Syndra knocks enemies and Dark Spheres back dealing magic damage. Enemies hit by Dark Spheres become stunned.
  • Unleashed Power – Syndra bombards an enemy Champion with all of her Dark Spheres.

Graves

  • Riot Graves is now properly flagged as having sunglasses.

Spectator Mode

  • Spectators can now rearrange the display positions of any player on the scoreboard in the bottom-center of the screen by dragging that player’s bar.
  • The scoreboard has been rearranged for easier team comparisons:
    • Champion portraits have been moved to the center of the scoreboard, with minion kills immediately adjacent.
    • Items are now automatically sorted to display more expensive items toward the center of the scoreboard.
  • While drag-scrolling (default: middle mouse click + drag), the camera will now wait to move until the player drags the mouse, rather than automatically moving in the direction of the initial click.
    • E.g. if a player middle-clicks the right side of the screen, the camera will no longer automatically move to the right. Instead, it will move based on where the player drags the mouse.
      • Max scroll speed remains the same and caps out at a drag length equal to the distance between the center and edge of the screen.
    • The mouse cursor will now disappear while drag-scrolling.

New ELO Tiers

  • Season 2 rewards will be earned based on the highest rating achieved between now and the end of the season
  • Click here to view the Season 2 rewards for the various tiers.
  • Ranked rating requirements have been adjusted for Season 2
    • All players and teams who have played enough games to be rated now qualify for at least Bronze tier
    • Added a new Diamond tier above Platinum
  • Each tier now has between four and seven ranks that are achieved at breakpoints of 50 Elo
  • Medals in the summoner profile have been upgraded with completely new art
  • Earning a new rank will visually upgrade the profile medal
  • Added new requirements for Diamond tier to the normal stat medals in the profile

Co-op vs AI

  • Increased the variance in team composition makeups for Coop vs AI.

General

  • The time window for multikills has been increased to 10 seconds from the previous kills as opposed to 8.

LoL champions and skins on sale 9/11-9/14 and free champion rotation week 42


Renekton splash art

Superhero Teemo is busting out some nice sales for this week by placing Draven, Renekton, and Akali in the League of Legends store at the reduce price of 487 RP for each champion. Not only that, but also Aviator Irelia, Blade Mistress Morgana, and Undertaker Yorick are all wonderful skins available to pick up at half price of just 487 RP each as well.

Additionally, the free champions for week 42 are: Annie, Cho’Gath, Corki, Dr. Mundo, Janna, Mordekaiser, Vladimir, Jarvan IV, Riven, and Varus.

Blade Mistress Morgana in-game image

Blade Mistress Morgana splash art

Aviator Irelia in-game image

Aviator Irelia splash art

Undertaker Yorick in-game image

Undertaker Yorick splash art

 

LoL champions and skins on sale 9/4-9/7 and free champion rotation week 41


Anivia splash art

For the first week of September, Gragas Esq. has allowed you to purchase Anivia, Galio, and Tryndamere for half-off RP. Anivia and Galio are available for 487 RP each, while Tryndamere is at a cheaper 292 RP. Additionally, the three skins on sale are Bilgewater Katarina, Noxus Hunter Anivia, and Molten Rammus. Bilgewater Katarina and Molten Rammus are each purchasable for 487 RP. Noxus Hunter Anivia on the other hand is just 260 RP. The sale ends on Friday, September 7th. Don’t forget also the free champion rotation for week 41 is: Alistar, Rengar, Ryze, Caitlyn, Lux, Talon, Vayne, Lulu, Sejuani, and Darius.

Bilgewater Katarina in-game image

Bilgewater Katarina splash art

Noxus Hunter Anivia in-game image

Noxus Hunter Anivia splash art

Molten Rammus in-game image

Molten Rammus splash art

LoL – new skins available, Pool Party Ziggs and AstroNautilus


Pool Party Ziggs splash art

Riot Games has introduced two new skins which you can purchase now. Pool Party Ziggs and AstroNautilus are available for 975 RP. Check out their look below and the new animations details.

AstroNautilus splash art

Pool Party Ziggs in-game animations

AstroNautilus splash art

 

 

LoL Riot Games introduces double RP for a limited time


Tryndamere splash art

From now until September 10th, you can pick up double Riot Points in order to pick up those interesting skins you’ve probably been meaning to buy.

  • $5.00 – 650 RP
  • $10.00 – 1460 RP (1300 + 160 bonus RP)
  • $20.00 – 3000 RP (2600 + 400 bonus RP)
  • $35.00 – 5450 RP (4550 + 900 bonus RP)
  • $50.00 – 7900 RP (6500 + 1400 bonus RP)
  • $100.00 – 17000 RP (13000 + 4000 bonus RP)

LoL champions and skins on sale 8/31-9/3


Shen splash art

This weekend Apocalyptic Brand is putting some champions and skins on sale. The champions he has graciously reduced are Shen, Cassiopeia, and Heimerdinger. All of them are available for just 487 RP each. The three skins on sale are: Battlecast Urgot, Tribal Ryze, and Executioner Mundo. You can pick up Tribal Ryze for just 260 RP; however, Battlecast Urgot and Executioner Mundo are on sale for 487 RP. Purchase them now from the League of Legends store before the deals end Monday, September 3rd.

Battlecast Urgot in-game image

Battlecast Urgot splash art

Tribal Ryze in-game image

Tribal Ryze splash art

Executioner Mundo in-game image

Executioner Mundo splash art

 

 

LoL – late August patch preview with notes


The latest patch has been integrated onto the League of Legends servers now. With it comes nerfs to Diana along with tweaks to Graves, Corki, and Ezreal. In additon, the Abyssal Scepter’s range has been reduced. Check out the video below for more details with the patch notes that show all the newest changes.

PvP.net 1.66

  • You can now disable notifications by using the new “Notification Suppression” feature in the Options menu

League of Legends v1.0.0.146

Akali

  • Mark of the Assassin
    • Fixed: Now correctly grants the Energy return when the target is killed by the magic damage from her passive

Alistar

  • General
    • Base Movement Speed reduced to 300 from 305
  • Headbutt
    • Cast range reduced to 600 from 650

Corki

  • Hextech Shrapnel Shells
    • No longer benefits from critical strikes
  • Valkyrie
    • Cooldown increased to 26/23/20/17/14 seconds from 20/18/16/14/12
  • Missile Barrage
    • Charge time for missiles increased to 12 seconds from 10

Diana

  • General
    • Base Health Regen reduced to 7 from 10
    • Updated model and splash art for Dark Valkyrie Diana
  • Crescent Strike
    • Damage reduced to 70/110/150/190/230 from 80/125/170/215/260
    • Ability Power ratio reduced to 0.7 from 0.8
  • Pale Cascade
    • Damage per orb reduced to 20/34/48/62/76 from 20/36/52/68/84
  • Lunar Rush
    • Cooldown increased to 25/20/15 seconds from 20/16/12

Evelynn

  • Shadow Walk
    • Detection radius reduced to 700 from 750
  • Hate Spike
    • Mana cost reduced to 14/18/22/26/30 from 19/23/27/31/35
  • Dark Frenzy
    • While active, Evelynn now ignores unit collision
    • Cooldown reduced to 15 seconds from 20
  • Ravage
    • Cast range increased to 225 from 185
  • Agony’s Embrace
    • Cooldown reduced to 120/90/60 seconds from 120/100/80

Ezreal

  • Mystic Shot
    • Mana cost reduced to 28/31/34/37/40 from 30/35/40/45/50
  • Essence Flux
    • Damage reduced to 70/115/160/205/250 from 80/130/180/230/280
    • Ability Power ratio increased to 0.8 from 0.7
    • Width reduced to 80 from 120

Gragas

  • Body Slam
    • Charge speed reduced to 900 from 1050
    • Mana cost increased to 75 from 50
  • Explosive Cask
    • Cooldown increased to 100/90/80 seconds from 90/75/60

Graves

  • General
    • Base Attack Speed reduced to 0.625 from 0.638
  • Quickdraw
    • Attack Speed reduced to 30/40/50/60/70% from 40/50/60/70/80%

Jarvan IV

  • Demacian Standard
    • When targeting a location outside of Demacian Standard’s range, Demacian Standard will now be cast at its maximum range in the direction of the targeted location

Karthus

  • Wall of Pain
    • No longer reduces Armor
    • Magic Resist reduction adjusted to 15% instead of flat 15/20/25/30/35

Katarina

  • Voracity
    • Cooldown reduction on kill or assist increased to 15 seconds from 10 seconds
  • Bouncing Blade
    • Base damage increased to 60/95/130/165/200 from 50/85/120/155/190
    • Ability Power Ratio decreased to 0.45 from 0.5
    • Mark detonation Ability Power ratio reduced to 0.15 from 0.2
  • Sinister Steel
    • Ability Power Ratio decreased to 0.25 from 0.3
  • Shunpo
    • Damage increased to 60/85/110/135/160 from 40/70/100/130/160
    • Cooldown reduced to 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 from 14/12/10/8/6
    • Fixed: Tooltip now states the correct Damage Reduction amount (15%, not 20%)

Mordekaiser

  • Increased the size of his model

Nunu

  • Ice Blast
    • Slow duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4

Rengar

  • Unseen Predator
    • Now leaps directly on top of the target instead of slightly behind them
  • Bola Strike
    • Fixed: Bola Strike will no longer fail to cast

Shen

  • Shadow Dash
    • Cooldown increased to 16/14/12/10/8 seconds from 10/9.5/9/8.5/8

Teemo

  • Toxic Shot
    • Fixed: Poison damage now works correctly at higher Attack Speeds

Twitch

  • Expunge
    • Base damage increased to 40/50/60/70/80 from 20/35/50/65/80
    • Mana cost reduced to 50/60/70/80/90 from 70/75/80/85/90
  • Spray and Pray
    • Reduced cast frame to make his attacks more responsive

Warwick

  • Fixed: Warwick’s passive now has a buff icon, and will work properly on consecutive hits

Items

  • Abyssal Scepter
    • Aura range reduced to 600 from 1000
  • The following items will now display a targeting indicator to show whether you are placing a ward inside of a bush: Wriggle’s Lantern, Vision Ward, and Sight Ward
  • The following items will now display their cooldown on the item itself, rather than with a buff: Maw of Malmortius, Hexdrinker, Banshee’s Veil, Guardian Angel, Sheen, Lichbane, Trinity Force, Tear of the Goddess, Archangel’s Staff, and Manamune
  • Fixed: Wards no longer list that they have 20 Attack Damage

LoL champions and skins on sale 8/28-8/31 and free champion rotation week 40


Jax splash art

Today you can purchase three champions, courtesy of Ezreal. These champions are Jax, Darius, and Urgot. Darius and Urgot are available now for just 487RP, but Jax is a 292 RP. In addition, the following three skins are on sale too: Royal Guard Fiora, Imperial Xin Zhao, and Commando Galio. Both Royal Guard Fiora and Commando Galio are purchasable for 487 RP, while Imperial Xin Zhao is available for 260 RP. Also for the last week of August, here are the free champions available to play for week 40: Katarina, Ahri, Malphite, Taric, Master Yi, Teemo, Kennen, Graves, Leona, and Volibear.

Royal Guard Fiora in-game image

Royal Guard Fiora splash art

Imperial Xin Zhao in-game image

Imperial Xin Zhao splash art

Commando Galio in-game image

Commando Galio splash art

 

LoL – late August patch preview


Soon there will be another patch which will tweak the gameplay on the Fields of Justice. This time we’ll be seeing changes to Graves, Corki, and Ezreal along with buffs for Evelynn, the Widowmaker. In addition, the Abyssal Scepter will be receiving some changes as well. Check it all out below.

LoL champions and skins on sale 8/21-8/24 and free champion rotation week 39


Ezreal splash art

This week we have Ezreal, Taric, and Trundle all at reduced price, according to Lord Darius. Ezreal and Trundle are now available for just 487 RP; however Taric is available to pick up at a cheaper 292 RP. Additionally, one of Taric’s skins is on sale as well, Bloodstone Taric. Also Pentakill Yorick and Full Metal Pantheon are discounted too. All three of these skins are purchasable for just 487 RP until Friday, August 24th. Also it’s week 39 and the free champion rotation highlights: Janna, Diana, Annie, Kassadin, Nunu, Singed, Twisted Fate, Galio, Miss Fortune, and Xin Zhao.

Bloodstone Taric in-game image

Bloodstone Taric splash art

Pentakill Yorick in-game image

Pentakill Yorick splash art

Full Metal Pantheon in-game image

Full Metal Pantheon splash art

LoL – Rengar, the Pridestalker available now


Rengar splash art

Rengar, the Pridestalker is now available to play on the Fields of Justice. This new champion as always is 975 RP or 6300 IP. Also there’s a bundle which includes the champion and its new skin for just 1462 RP. The new skin is Headhunter Rengar which can be seen below.

Headhunter Rengar splash art

Headhunter Rengar in-game animations

 

 

 

LoL champion spotlight – Rengar, the Pridestalker


Rengar, the Pridestalker splash art

Check out the latest champion spotlight on the upcoming new addition to the League of Legends roster, Rengar, the Pridestalker.

Note: Rengar has not been released yet, he’s still being tested on the PBE.

LoL champions and skins on sale 8/17-8/20


Olaf splash art

For a quick rundown of the new champions and skins on sale this weekend, we have Olaf, Sona, and Miss Fortune available for 487 RP each. Then for the skins, Dark Crystal Ryze, Buccaneer Tristana, and General Wukong are all on sale. Dark Crystal Ryze and General Wukong are 487 RP, but Buccaneer Tristana is available for 260 RP. They are all purchasable until Monday, August 20th. Here’s the post by Riot which is pretty funny and has a lot more fluff.

Pentakillers!

We’ve just started auditions for the latest addition to the Pentakill lineup since our last drummer got crushed under a pile of amplifiers after a tragic explosion took down the stage last tour stop. Hey, what was his name again? Who gives a **** – he was a nihilist anyway.

They’re saying that the resulting riots tore down nearly a third of the city and resulted in at least 18 deaths. Feeders! Everything has an expiration date. Unfortunately, the town council is on our ass to pay the damages, and the lawyers are saying that the “embrace the inevitable” defense is looking shaky. I guess we can’t afford to cancel the tour, so it’s time to hold some emergency tryouts.

Unfortunately, Mordekaiser refuses to get out of bed and Karthus still hasn’t made bail, so it’s up to me to find the best replacement. Pass me that bottle of Jayce Daniels, because this @#$!’s about to get heavy. Alright, send them in, but any one of you @$#holes who can’t keep time is going on sale!

  • Dark Crystal Ryze looks totally metal and rocks his own special effects. The dark horns and black spines look totally badass but he keeps shorting out the amp stack every time he hits a drum solo. If you’ve got insulated wiring you can take him for 487 RP.
  • General Wukong keeps talking about how he wants creative control. You’re the drummer, dumb@#$. You just sit behind the band, you **** dirty ape! 487 RP to take this monkey off our backs.
  • Buccaneer Tristana clearly thinks that this is a different kind of band. We’re Pentakill – the biggest death metal band to ever grace the Fields of Justice. I don’t care how much you want to shoot something, you can’t come on stage dressed like a pirate! Take this one back to the docks for 260 RP.

Sona splash art

  • You can’t play the drums if you’re already on keys, Sona. This isn’t one of those prissy pop bands, this is metal! There’s no double bass on your drum machine, no matter how many kits you’ve sampled. Take her back to your studio for 487 RP.
  • Miss Fortune thinks she should be the front-woman just because she’s showing more skin. This audition is for drummer! Our front-man is so metal he doesn’t even have skin! Your band can hire her for 487 RP.
  • This Olaf guy showed up completely smashed and keeps screaming about how he’s a Berserker. He’s already broken six drum kits and drank a full case of beer, and I haven’t even hit record, yet. That’s totally brutal! I’m going to make him play it again when he sobers up. For now, you can go get his stomach pumped for 487 RP.

Dark Crystal Ryze in-game image

Dark Crystal Ryze splash art

General Wukong in-game image

General Wukong splash art

Buccaneer Tristana in-game image

Buccaneer Tristana splash art

 

 

 

 

 

LoL champion spotlight – Katarina, the Sinister Blade


Katarina in-game animations

With the most recent patch, Katarina, the Sinister Blade underwent a remake and has had her abilities tweaked. The image above shows off the new animations given to Katarina. Also below check out the new champion spotlight.

LoL new skins available – Full Metal Rammus and Riot Graves


Full Metal Rammus splash art

In addition to the new announcement of the upcoming champion, Syndra, the Dark Sovereign, there’s also two new skins to get excited about. Full Metal Rammus and Riot Graves will be joining the ranks. You’ll be able to purchase both skins on August 16th.

Full Metal Rammus in-game animations

If you’re planning on paying us a visit at Gamescom this year, you’ve undoubtedly got a lot of reasons to be excited. Between hands-on time with some upcoming champions and witnessing the European Regionals, there’s a lot to take in at the Riot Games booth.

Just in case you weren’t excited enough, we’ve also got some extra swag waiting for you in Cologne. If you ever hoped to roll out a more industrial look for your Armordillo, then you’ll be pleased to know that Full Metal Rammus is sporting mechanized animations and a new model, along with sound and spell effects befitting his mechanical new look. This new Rammus skin will be available free to anyone who pays a visit to the Riot Games booth.

Riot Graves splash art

In addition to Rammus, we’re also giving out a brand new Riot event skin. Riot K-9 Nasus will be retiring from the force to make room for a riotous new Graves. Decked out head-to-toe in riot control gear and sporting a new dash animation on Quick Draw, this new take on your favorite Outlaw is sure to have you locked and loaded!

Riot Graves in-game animations

LoL – Syndra, the Dark Sovereign revealed


Syndra, the Dark Sovereign

In addition to Rengar, we’ll have another upcoming champion available for play at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. After the Pridestalker joins the League, Syndra, the Dark Sovereign, will descend upon the Fields of Justice in the following patch. A magical prodigy, Syndra conjures powerful dark spheres, and even wields enemy minions and monsters as weapons. Here’s the full rundown of her abilities.

  • Transcendent (Passive): Each of Syndra’s normal abilities gain an extra effect at max rank.
    o Dark Sphere: Spheres deal bonus damage to champions.
    o Force of Will: Projectiles briefly knocks enemies into the air.
    o Scatter the Weak: Cone width increases.
  • Dark Sphere: Syndra conjures a dark sphere at a target location, dealing magic damage in an area. The sphere remains for several seconds and can be manipulated by Syndra’s other abilities.
  • Force of Will:
    o First Cast: Grabs a target dark sphere, enemy minion or neutral monster.
    o Second Cast: Throw a grasped dark sphere or enemy at a target area. Enemies struck by the projectile take magic damage and are slowed.
  • Scatter the Weak: Deals magic damage in a cone and knocks enemies away based on how close they are to Syndra. Dark spheres within the area-of-effect are also knocked back, dealing magic damage and stunning enemies in their path.
  • Unleashed Power (Ultimate): Draws upon Syndra’s full cataclysmic power, harnessing all active dark spheres to deal additional magic damage to an enemy champion.

Syndra in-game animations

Syndra’s kit revolves around the manipulation of short-duration globes left behind by Dark Sphere. While the function of Dark Sphere is very simple on the surface, proper sphere management can be the difference between success and failure with Syndra. Each of her abilities can be used on its own in a pinch, but good sphere placement ensures that Syndra always has the ammunition she needs to throw projectiles with Force of Will, and creates new firing angles for globes launched with Scatter the Weak.

While it might be tempting to snatch up a defenseless minion and use it as a projectile, Syndra’s Force of Will ability really shines when it’s used in conjunction with dark spheres. Syndra can use Force of Will to reposition these globes for a successful shot with Scatter the Weak while Dark Sphere is on cooldown, or to extend the duration of a sphere that’s about to expire in order to build up ammunition on the battlefield. Ultimately, keeping your sphere count high in this manner will allow you to dictate the course of a battle by threatening a large area.

The importance of managing your dark spheres is most keenly illustrated by Syndra’s ultimate ability, Unleashed Power. The increased damage granted by each active sphere can transform this ability from high-damage nuke into a cataclysmic attack. Good planning and strategic dark sphere placement can make Syndra an intimidating opponent to face in mid lane.

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