: Nah, I think we need more types of CC spread throughout different champs, like how Ww got added to the list of Champs with Fears through his rework, and whatnot. Vlad could get a Charm cc for instance, because Charms are hearts and hearts are full of blood.
> vein {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
: But people complain Ahri is a generalist, and Charm gave her something resembling a niche. Something you pick _her_ for. And if Evelynn is getting a Charm then you have two high AP burst champions running around with Charms. Comparatively, you don't pick Camille for her Passive even if it is unique, you pick her for her massive pick potential with E and R.
Nah, I think we need more types of CC spread throughout different champs, like how Ww got added to the list of Champs with Fears through his rework, and whatnot. Vlad could get a Charm cc for instance, because Charms are hearts and hearts are full of blood.
: I have to agree with this sentiment as well. I've loved Diana for a long time and have wished that she was in a better state for much of it though. I would like very much for a more fighter less assassin style Diana to be her strong suit. Part of the problem isn't just Diana herself though, itemization for AP bruisers is shit, and has been for forever. That needs fixing and it won't be all that easy to fix since you have to be careful not to make it abusable on ranged mages (it's okay if the two roles have some overlap in itemization, so long as those shared items aren't problematic on either archetype).
You're right on that, unfortunately AP Bruiser itemization really struggles to exist without doing something like giving Syndra or Ahri undue levels of durability. Either the AP part of the AP Bruiser items suck, or the Bruiser part. Or you have hypersynergy with champs like {{champion:8}} and{{champion:50}} who end up getting the item nerfed.
Dìana (NA)
: A 1M mastery One trick's thoughts - Upcoming Diana rework.
I'm down for this, as a Diana enthusiast (she's my secondary Jungler after Warwick) and also Mastery 7, I'd love to see her more Bruiser/Fighter-ish and less burst or be bursted. Great work!
: When You Find out that Vlad isn't a Vampire....
: Everyone agrees that full damage is the only way to play him? The comments to my bottom say otherwise. Also some of what you said sounds sketchy, yes Vladimir can sustain himself longer than Swain, but ONLY if the fight drags out log enough. If you get CC'd or bursted down, you won't be able to. Also, crimson rush healing for 2k hp? I have never seen this happen before, this is either exaggerated out of proportion or incorrect when you consider that even with a full AP build you couldn't even deal that much damage much alone heal for that amount for reduced effectiveness. Also people! I am not recommending Warmogs! I am only saying you shouldn't focus on more AP when Vladimir is already able to pull off a massive amount of damage. There are only 3 core builds I'm suggesting, the rest is up to you! I don't mean any offense when I say this, I'm low bronze, you can probablly tell, but can you say your advice is any more valid when you only have a 50 percent win rate in gold, on Vladimir? I looked up your LoLKing you have 20 wins and 20 losses this season.
Yeah, I tanked hard at the beginning of the year and climbed back up, and I havent played since early February so I havent been able to win more. If I can climb to G3 in less than two months, surely you could scrape your way out of low bronze with your amazing, revolutionary build? Yeah, my advice is more valid. > even with a full AP build you couldn't even deal that much damage much alone heal for that amount for reduced effectiveness. Reduced effectiveness on...what? Your heal scaling has its own value, it's independent on damage dealt, and it heals more if you have more missing HP. Do you play Vladimir? Your "three core builds" are all low-stat items with pretty good passives. If you built all three you're just gimping yourself hard stat-wise for the sake of moderately decent passives. At most you get one, preferably Proto because it comes with CDR and burst.
: Why Vladimir Mains should always build health instead of AP.
Vlad's damage ratios are obscenely better than his health ones, there actually isnt an argument to be had. He is first and foremost a damage threat, an AoE nuke with AP-based healing. Rylai's is only worth when you really need to kite, since the stats are shit now, and even then Ludens is probably the better option for that. Liandry's is almost always inferior to Void Staff, the only exceptions being against hypertanks. Protobelt is actually good because it's cheap and gives him everything he wants, but you buy it for the burst and price, not the health attached to it. It is far better to build AP on him than anything else. You get like 20 AP from building Warmogs, that's total trash. Maybe instead of wasting gold, build AP and use that stunning 100% AP ratio on E. Building more health doesnt do anything to mitigate the cost of your E, since it's maxHP%, you're still losing the same value out of your health bar if you have 1000 HP or 100,000. He outsustains Swain by far, it's just a matter of properly managing your healing to optimize it, as well as Swain having a finite limit on how long he can sustain up until his mana runs out, Vladimir does not. Vlad's healing also comes in nasty, delicious burst form, which means (unlike Swain who has a fixed healpersecond value) Vladimir can do ludicrous things like heal upwards of 2k hp with one good Crimson Rush Q, but only if you build AP. I'm glad you're enthusiastic about Vladimir, but please check out the reddit and discord servers for Vladimir Mains for tips on how to play him. Basically everyone agrees that full damage is really the only way to play him, and the only reason you should ever be getting HP items is out of situational necessity (like Randuins or Spirit Visage).
: Increase the cost of Vladimir's Tides of Blood
: Your mains' Passives are now three times as powerful. How OP are they?
{{champion:8}} My passive gives me more bonus HP than an ADCs entire HP bar, and that's before bonus HP on items. _laughs maniacally._
: When you just surrender to your fate...
2bad2badger (EUNE)
: IKR.
I mean, Lifesteal itself is problematic if you ask me, but that's another topic altogether. Lifesteal shouldnt be able to outsustain Champs who have it as part of their innate kit and thus have part of their power budget taken up by it.
2bad2badger (EUNE)
: Yeah... until he gets BT at which point he outsustains Vlad.
> outsustains Vlad. It seriously bothers me that it's not even an exaggeration.
: implying i'm going to let subhuman league players screech in my headphones LUL
> subhuman league players Kind of redundant, you're innately subhuman if you play League.
GreenLore (EUW)
: Well normally I'd say that they should focus on updating the champs of the faction based on their importance to it(for example in the demacia event they updated the lores of all the demacians who had no big connections to other nations),in the case of Noxus I'd rank the champs roughly this way: Tier 1(central characters) {{champion:50}} I mean he is the leader of Noxus and has connections to more noxian champs than any other champ. Tier 2(iconic/important champs) {{champion:55}} {{champion:122}} {{champion:7}} {{champion:14}} Kata and Darius are pretty much the most iconic Noxus champs and Leblanc is the leader of her own mini faction within Noxus,so she is also quite important.Meanwhile Sion is a warhero and their secret weapon,so he is iconic for them in-universe Tier3(at leas they are mainly connected to Noxus) {{champion:119}} {{champion:8}} {{champion:91}} None of these 3 really seem to be that important for Noxus,but at least they are purely noxian champs. Tier4(Might as well be a champion of another faction) {{champion:240}} {{champion:92}} {{champion:6}} {{champion:69}} Cassio&Urgot look like they are from Shurima/Zaun respectively and Riven doesn't live in Noxus anymore as well.Kled does live in noxus,so it might be wrong of me to list him here,but that doesn't matter anyway,since he has already a complete lore and doesn't need an update anyway. However the big question is when we'll get the first noxus lore update. We might get the first part with Urgots VGU and then the second part with Swains VGU. However since Swain is so central to Noxus,they might actually shy away from updating a few of the more important noxus-champs when urgot gets his VGU. I mean its kinda hard to establish Darius as Swains right hand man,if they can't establish Swain first. And then there is also the fact that cassio and Sion have been bioless for quite some time,so I feel like they should get a new bio regardless of how important they are to Noxus.
: And all the Vlad mains gathered, hugged each other and cried. http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/992/244/83a.png EDIT: Honestly, in defence of skin leaks they hype up a champion's playerbase like nothing else. Riot should consider occasionally releasing semi-legit leaks just to watch how the crowd reacts at the thought of them. Like, if the skins board is very divided on a skin concept, the solution should be "Leak its name"
That'd be a good strategy imo. It's not like they lose out on anything and they can just go "lol fake leak" if the idea doesnt gain steam.
: That "leak" is fake. Confirmed by a rioter
This is why we can't have nice things.
Ralanr (NA)
: Really? Pool party Ahri?
You sound Ralannoyed.
: You know what's a joke at this point. How aggressive you are towards Riot and how entitled you feel. Here are a few facts: 1) Cass is NOT a popular champion, meaning she doesn't get to have a lot of skins 2) She's hard to make skins for that aren't just boring snake references (see Vlad's shitty vampire reference skins) plus her model is especially hard to make skins for apparently 3) There are other champions who have been waiting longer and don't have nearly as many skins as she does and 4. Being a total prick about this issue only hurts your own image and makes you come off as some little brat. Besides the constant "Cass didn't get a skin for XXXXXX days" threads not making Riot work faster on giving her a skin
> see Vlad's shitty vampire reference skins Excuse me you Iron Wrought Tacofucker.
: I was wondering if you would appear! Was suprised you didn't make the post :P
Riot has a tendency to post news and updates while I'm sound asleep, ditto for leaks and whatnot. Everyone else beats me to it. Which is fine, besides, stuff like this the only thing I need to beat is myself. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
: Can a Master Arcanist walk around shirtless? Asking for a friend.
: If Master Arcanist Vladimir is real...
Rexxiee (NA)
: Caitlyn is going to drop into the 40% area win rate with this
: The Chem Baron's Castle! (Closed RP Adventure)
Tob smiled amicably, and entered the process of describing his half-apparatus form. "I am a living facsimile of the blood arts: haemomancy, the magical ability to manipulate and deconstruct blood. Though I could never hope to achieve even the most basic understanding of the craft as the current master - a disinherited child of Noxus Prime - the flow and ebb of bloods' tides under my control is enough to grant me the edge I need to serve as Warden, Defender, and occasionally Blood Bank for my dear Baron." Tob lifted himself up, exposing his bulging chest. "Here, lies the...heart, of my operation, a second heart stitched into my first, to facilitate the secondary nexus of veins and arteries my body hosts, both inside and out." He indicated to the various tubing that burrowed and breached the surface of his skin, visible even beneath at times like fattened, carnivorous worms. "I need blood to support both the needs of my body and my magic." He raised the artificial limb to show her the canister of blood that replaced much of his forearm. "From here, thanks to our Baron's generous skill in Hextech craft, I can direct and control blood, order it into a missile or a solid structure like a whip." Tob bowed his head curtly. "I hope that satisfies your curiousity."
: I'll box you in the ear, instead, ya little runt.
: When the entirety of the Boards calls juggernauts and bruisers "tanks..."
: I actually recently got one and then promptly forgot about it. It shouldn't be too hard to dig it up now.
Alrighty, just reply with yours and I'll add you, or friend me directly. I'm Tides of Blood#5889
: Totally! I've been a huge fan of you, Metal, and Tidal when I first got on the boards. I'd love a chance for more conversation.
Got a Discord account? We all pal around there as our primary source of interaction and memey fuckery.
: A Message to the Boards. A Bigger Issue than 10 Bans.
What a superb post, loved reading through it and totally agree. If you're willing, I'd love to pick your brain on some other ideas, should you grace your free time with a blood-fetishizing, pun-brained degenerate like me.
: > [{quoted}](name=Dirty Jhin,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Xdz5tpyc,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2017-05-21T03:50:14.700+0000) > > I don't think it's his damage, it's how low his cool downs can be is the real problem. Especially with 45% CDR. pretty much as soon as he casts tides of blood it's back up in less than 2 seconds
I am known for being back on my feet very quickly.
AmazoX (EUW)
: How your main would confess love
{{champion:8}} : I want to be your blood, always inside you.
: I want Dark Souls/Bloodborne skins
Moonlit Hunter Diana. Hecarim the Accursed/The Holy Blade.
: Personally, I love every single one of the Tank reworks and don't get why people dislike them
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: The Chem Baron's Castle! (Closed RP Adventure)
Tob narrowed his eyes at Georgie and stepped a bit forward, out of the gloom. Bronze skin that had paled over years of experimentation and time in the shade stretched and strained with each movement, stressing the network of tubes that burrowed in and out of his torso. With his left hand - a clawed, metal limb that hollowed at the forearm to hold another large vial of blood - he combed through his dark hair and pulled it behind his head, exposing the scarred face he bore. Shuriman features that barely registered thanks to years of Zaunite influence, he lowered his eyes and chest as he bowed. His right hand - flesh and entirely too much blood - saluted over his bulging, bare chest, each pulse of his grotesquely oversized double-heart making his breast throb in time. From the top of his abs down, he wore what could only really be described as a mummification of leather straps and sand-hued strips of cloth robe, though they were so thoroughly bloodstained one could barely tell the original colour. The top of his neck - bearing a particularly thick tube that connected to the canister on his back - was exposed as he lowered his head, locks of dark hair falling back onto his face. "It's a pleasure to meet you. I am the Baron's Warden, for those who are...well, require a bit more help than most." He said quietly, as loud as his aberrant body could muster. A gurgle of blood was heard, then the follow-up of a splatter against the floor. "Sorry." He rose back to standing straight - or at least as straight as his bulging biology would permit. Blood ran freely within the tubes, looking like crimson wires. Wild, bloodshot eyes stared from beneath sunken features."I'm Tob, at least now I am. I was called something else before, but my life before the Baron's aid is meaningless." He smiled weakly. "I apologise again, I believe my presence doesn't help our furred captive's mental state." As if on cue, the glass shuddered as the Wrath of Zaun battered himself against it. "He shouldnt be able to smell me, but I imagine the sight of familiar red is arousing enough." He laughed quietly to himself. "While my duties usually designate me to deranged denizen-dredged dregs of the Baron's holdings, should you ever seek me out I'll be more than candid about anything you should ask."
Takazaki (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Tides of Blood,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=FxIuhTmm,comment-id=000400000000,timestamp=2017-05-16T01:00:03.088+0000) > > Yi needs a target, it doesnt slow. > > Kench _provides_ one for an ally, which in case you'd failed to realize, is drastically different from being able to do it yourself. > > 20% current HP cost, isnt a dash, does total garbage damage until level 18, and has a base CD 10 seconds higher than Troll Pole. Yi's also can crit kenches double hp bar is what i was referring to on top of being able to do it for a team mate he also regens and it aoe slows and it also allows him to charge his E to nuke. like fizz its both offensive and defensive.
Could've made the Kench thing clearer than just providing an image of the Champion, as if that's a complete explanation. The Pool heal is garbage until you start levelling the ability at all, and even then unless you're under an entire minion wave it doesnt offset the cost of using it in the first place. The E-W-E combo requires you to charge E first, which means you've got to plan ahead and commit. The whole combo costs 20% current health + 8% max health, and unlike Fizz, Vlad doesnt have another dash to get out if he fucks up with his Pool. Pool is "offensive" when you combo it with other abilities. As a solo spell it's a pretty good escape/disengage and nothing else. As a solo spell Troll Poll is a dash-nuke-AoE-untargetability-slow.
Takazaki (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Velasan,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=FxIuhTmm,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2017-05-15T20:10:27.843+0000) > 2) The "Troll Poll." No other champion has what amounts to indestructibility on a basic ability. Consider how broken it would be if Kayle could do short ultimate's on a lower CD as one of her basic abilities instead of as her ultimate, and it gave her a short dash on top of that. {{champion:11}} {{champion:223}} {{champion:8}}
Yi needs a target, it doesnt slow. Kench _provides_ one for an ally, which in case you'd failed to realize, is drastically different from being able to do it yourself. 20% current HP cost, isnt a dash, does total garbage damage until level 18, and has a base CD 10 seconds higher than Troll Pole.
: I've said it on numerous occasions but the threeof us basically main the same champion.
Mine hyperscales and heals the best so I win.
: {{champion:82}} is that you? https://espnfivethirtyeight.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/2_kappadeseno.jpg
Is it wrong that when you show a Mordekaiser icon my brain initially goes "Malicious Metal"?
: Gangplank is fine right where he is.
Hyperscaling AoE damage threat with a teamplay ult, with low-mid range and has healing? Such bullshit. http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/925/494/218.png_large
: When the Fed Cho'Gath and Sion Teleport In To Contest Dragon and Kick Ass
That episode was so unbelievably hype. Way outstripped the manga.
: For future reworks, if you could take Vladimir's concept in one direction, which one would it be?
Personally a fan of the latter concept ~~surprise surprise~~. One of the interesting things about Vladimir to me is that while he drinks of the vampires calling-card, he himself is not limited by the same restrictions as one. A hedonistic, self-serving human who delved into dark arts for no one but himself strikes me as more interesting than a character who commits bloody murder out of a biological need. He could gain a bit more black with a hopeful VGU, y'know, Noxus colours, but still remain primarily pale and crimson.
: Lane bullies post game
: After living through five of these, I think I can safely say that class updates don't work
Shit class updates are determined by Riot trying to "break new ground" with a Champions identity: {{champion:82}} {{champion:90}} {{champion:96}} {{champion:154}} . Good class updates (rare as they are) are determined by Riot sticking with the identity and either enhancing it or focusing on game health issues: {{champion:8}} {{champion:122}} {{champion:55}} {{champion:91}} . That's how I see it anyway. Ideally I'd like Class Updates scrapped because they're a fucking shitshow that ruins game balance for ages, and they could instead have a third VGU team so we get quality work more often.
: Three Reasons 10 Bans is very important to me
Well written, as always. I don't even know how there's an argument against 10 bans at all. This is one of those things where the downsides are so inconsequential to all the good 10 bans does for us, that they barely register.
: Three Reasons 10 Bans is very important to me
Well written, as always. I don't even know how there's an argument against 10 bans at all. This is one of those things where the downsides are so inconsequential to all the good 10 bans does for us, that they barely register.
: Ezreal _**is**_ a little bitch. And Vladimir loves it. >:) http://i.imgur.com/IbHStGq.jpg[/img] http://i.imgur.com/muGycat.png[/img] http://i.imgur.com/HIn4t7V.jpg[/img] ___________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ http://i.imgur.com/BtUy7vx.gif[/img]
Not the best pairing, but not the worst. That third image makes my blood rush though.
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