: Are you guys liking the new aatrox?
I love it, and I played a good bit of old Aatrox. His story is sympathetic and his visuals are pretty great. The gameplay takes a little getting used to but I think he's got a very high amount of outplay potential and counterplay, and even though I've lost my fair share of games I've never not had fun with him. Really feels like a fantastic reimagining of a champion that I loved but always thought fell short of his potential. Also the login theme is kickass
Echoing (NA)
: [CCOS] April CCOS Entry Time! Enter Here!
: Community Lore Survey: If you were a champion...
Serve: Noxus. I play to win, my own way. It's a place where my strengths can be put to good use and my unorthodox strategies and ambition will be rewarded. Sometimes you aren't the fastest or the smartest, but Noxus is a place where my tenacity and will to survive fit right in. Connections: {{champion:92}} Riven: The embodiment of the Noxian ideal, Riven was a great soldier and someone I wished to fight with. Now with her new life in Ionia and abandonment her duties, I want to bring her back to Noxus Prime and justice. {{champion:50}} Swain: The Grand General is a role model to me, and I supported him during his rise to power. I'm devoted to his cause and will fight in his legions until the day I die. Swain's policy gave me freedom to become the soldier I always wished to be and I couldn't be more grateful to use my talents. {{champion:266}} Aatrox: As a child I was fascinated with the stories of the Magelords and the Protectorate and the figure which turned the tide. In my first campaign, far in the wastes of the Freljord, I could see something watching in the distance, and I know it was him. I believe my own combat prowess and strategy come from that encounter. Role: Fighter, for sure. I'll be right in the middle of the nearest war, dodging what blows I can and ignoring the rest. Anyone opposing me is going to find themselves bleeding from multiple gaping wounds before they'd get close to bringing me down. Weapon of choice: Forearm-mounted knives. I want my hands free, and my aim's so bad a ranged weapon is useless. I need something efficient and deadly, plus the only thing I feel comfortable with in a fight would be my fists or a short blade. Gender: Male
: @Riot It's funny how fast you come up with these support changes
Newest gameplay thoughts has something about a new fighter keystone and changes on targeted spells aimed mostly at reducing the power of ranged tops.
: The state of the boards:
Way too accurate and 100% hilarious you should repost on reddit
: @Riot - Good Job! I love Varus' new lore!
Yeah, I love it. Varus was always a favorite of mine with the old lore and I really liked the character. I think this new lore honestly is a lot more tragic and though I did really like the old lore, I always thought it was a little bit of a cliche. Doesn't make the new one less cliched or anything, but I feel like it's very well made.
Seivarden (EUW)
: Is there any plan to tackle AP itemization? Currently it feels like there is little diversity in the items to choose.
There's a post up a little bit further down about how they're working on it, didn't mention a timeframe tho
: The "Zone" - Where you synchronize with your champion and nothing can stop you
I get that feeling when I have good matchups on Ryze. I literally cannot lose. I get clutch ults in and out, execute every combo fast, and can't die. It's so good. And then other times I feed
: I'm so tired of watching kog/trist/twitch right click and kill everyone...
I'm feeling that Twitch and Kog could use some reworking. ADCs are 100% useless when put too behind, and that's directly against new design philosophies. I think ADCs as a whole need to be redefined. They're the only class that is entirely focused on damage with little variation, and even other classes focused on damage also bring more diverse strengths. Right now I think the only healthy botlane ADCs are Jhin, Ashe, Xayah and potentially Varus, since they aren't useless when behind, have different areas where they excel, and have gated or skill-reliant DPS. Just a thought though, I don't play ADC too much any more.
Weedbro (NA)
: Why does Kled have 80% damage auto attack when dismounted?
He's poking you in the kneecaps, I'd think it would hurt a **little** less than if he was slashing up your face from Skaaaarl
: Oh god.
Just was about to post this with the Locket work Meddler mentioned, we could be seeing a burst meta again soon and new runes could actually make me want to play more toplane again AND AATROX GU COMING UP I'm finally seeing a meta that could be bruiser focused again
woobeee (NA)
: When your main is free this week
The only time I cringe harder than watching a bad Brand is watching a bad Ryze I swear if someone takes Thunderlord's on either I am going to TILT
Not xPeke (EUW)
: What sort of picks is Zilean picked as a counterpick? I like playing him and used to play him Mid a long time ago. What sort of matchups would it be optimal to play him in?
I'd think Zilean would be good into like Syndra or Orianna where he can ult himself to survive their ult them double bomb for ganks
: Almost completely lost the love for the game this season.
I blame preseason for the game state right now and in about 3 weeks it should be a completely new game, Udyr for example has a lot of runes that he's strong with and I can only imagine the Ardent nerfs they're coming up with will hit too
Mimr (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Eleshakai,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=NEkk6PE6,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2017-10-17T17:58:40.755+0000) > > It seems like you have two complaints here: > > 1) All the champions you play are weak or no longer fun for you. > In response to that, all I can say is branch out. It seems like every champ you play is one of those that was designed really poorly and thus is not relevant to the game, meaning they usually have to be too weak until they can be reworked otherwise they just become horrible for everyone. It sucks, and I'm sorry for you... but there're over a hundred champions. Surely if you experiment you can find some more you like. Best of luck! > > 2) You dislike the meta. > The meta should change soon. They're aware of ardent and have already nerfed it a lot. They want to tackle ADC itemization soon-ish. new runes coming. > > Hopefully pre-season will re-orient some of the meta to be a bit more towards things you enjoy. I am really hoping that some of the late game power gets trimmed off ADCs, but I'm not entirely sure how best to handle that. Best solution: Remove crit altogether and do a complete overhaul on ADC items. Cheap but kind of effective solution: Remove IE so at least some of ADC exponential scaling is removed.
They've commented (I forget where) that ADC itemization is a big problem that needs to be looked at after runes are balanced and the AP improvements hit
: Who would fall prey to the Agony's embrace?
{{champion:63}} lul {{champion:266}} that's gonna be a fun time
Croanin (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=ChuShoe,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=NTiJiAM6,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2017-10-14T18:33:11.869+0000) > > c9 Is my favorite team as of right now. Always have been my favorite team. When it comes to western representation we always have to rely on C9 and FNC. Screw what seed they come in as, they always show up and go down swinging.
I mean, G2 got raped so they were done this year, but other than that this year they've done pretty well with the competition.
: > [{quoted}](name=Paleo Electro,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=6Z9EhLqE,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-10-05T12:30:27.474+0000) > > As an off topic side note, why does _**EVERYTHING**_ get downvoted here in the Esports board? I can understand some threads getting a ton of downvotes for obvious reasons, every sub-board has that. But *every* thread is getting downvoted for seemingly no reason. Just...why? I've always wondered this myself XD The community here is just bad.
Because the boards blames esports for balance issues and they hate the scene for no reason
: 0 hope at this point, if the underdog can't really land a blow on the juggernaut of the scene SKT, I doubt NA who as a region already struggles with confidence will be able to do anything in the second meeting.
Well, I mean IMT vs LZ wasn't too bad and LZ is a better team than SKT, so I still keep hope. I don't know how much the teams have changed, so I don't know if SKT would beat LZ in a rematch, so due to past results I'm gonna say they're better.
: Same as you really. I have battle boss Brand and Zombie Brand and honestly wouldn't play brand if I didn't have those skins. The fire-dude trope is so overdone but twisting it into the zombie /arcade theme makes him feel like a totally new champ.
Ooooooh but Spirit Fire is so good
Quepha (NA)
: We may be missing an assassin, but I don't think any assassins have been especially influential this season. MAYBE LeBlanc.
LeBlanc has been huge all year, from being permabanned to still being picked a ton at playins, I'm thinking it's her
: Least favorite aspects of your favorite champions
{{champion:63}} NO WAVECLEAR UNTIL ACTUALLY 25 MINUTES {{champion:266}} If you took Bramble Vest I lose {{champion:13}} I'm not in the LCS, give me an ult that I'll use {{champion:96}} Passive is actually useless
: Evelynn's New Splash Art
Aren't there different versions of splashes for different regions? This one looks a little disappointing imo
: You've heard of Elf on the shelf. Well, get ready for:
: Actually, can we stop talking about ADCs and talk about neglected champs like {{champion:266}} {{champion:63}} {{champion:106}} {{champion:48}} so Riot stops focusing every patch on the same champs?
: Not a single cho gath nerf on pbe. HAHAHAH
They're putting out changes for Stoneplate so you get 50% of the HP as base and 50% as bonus so his burst will be lower.
: Akali as a melee assassin is beating bruisers top lane
I've played full AD Darius mid, it was fun.
: @Riot, did you know that..
{{champion:83}} this monk champ is constantly ignored
Rioter Comments
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 1
I'd like to see bigger and smaller patches, I think it would help a lot to be able to fix larger issues and not have to always put off big issues. Although the Boards will want to kill you, not that they like you or the balance team much anyways If there's a way to keep the game balanced in between big shakeups, I'm in. I couldn't stand the huge messes caused by preseason with all the busted stuff, but bigger patches=better game.
: [CCWC] Concepts & Creations Writing Competition I: Myths & Legends -- ENTER HERE [Open Until 9/30]
Can I use a concept I've created and entered in the CCOS as the main character of mine?
Rioter Comments
: Let's have a CALM, RATIONAL discussion about the Vayne buffs on PBE
I would be ok with tank killer Vayne being buffed, now if we could retune all adcs around their niche that would be even better
Kloqdq (NA)
: 2000 at 10k HP. If you manage to kill the 10k hp cho then hell you deserve it. Higher the more he gets but if you pick Cho and they have Vayne then that's someones fault.
: These Vayne buffs on the PBE lol
W double hit on Q is apparently a bug
: @Riot - I Understand Businesses Exist to Make a Profit, However....
I'd love a new Ryze skin but I guess I'll wait for the rework.....
: Chibi Kayn Fanart
smol Kayn is smol upvoted
Echoing (NA)
: See the tabs at the bottom of the sheet? It's over there.
Ok, thanks, my google account was acting up, the sheet was all messed up for me :P
Echoing (NA)
: [CCOS] July Results Are Here!
Boards were acting a little weird yesterday so I didn't get to ask but I heard that there was a feedback section on the sheet; where would I be able to find it? It deleted my other post so 5th place wooooooooooooooooo
Echoing (NA)
: [CCOS] July CCOS Entry Time! Enter Here!
Oooooooo let's see the resuuuults
: Your top 3 '' wtf why did rito make him ? '' champions ?
{{champion:79}} {{champion:60}} {{champion:61}} Why would you give a champion the fucking kitchen sink and call them good design, holy shit
: It is still a bit silly. It is essentially bragging by going against the principle of subtlety. Sure, a master assassin might be good enough to get away with it against the average Joe, but the marks are a huge tell for anyone who knows what to look for. I.e. white marks ain't gonna fly against an opponent of equal skill.
Yeah, but Kayn is kind of super arrogant so I guess he just doesn't care
: The only fundamental flaw I see with Tryndamere is he gets outdueled by a tank building armor. Imagine that, someone building pure defense being better 1v1 then someone building penetration, damage, crit and lifesteal.
Tryndamere is a pure stat stick though. He has very little ways to outplay you and there's not much to him than pressing buttons, aiming E, and right clicking. All of his damage comes from autoattacks, and if you kite him he's useless. If you CC him, he hits R and lives 5 more seconds before you kill him. He has very weak teamfighting but insane splitpushing, which isn't a problem at all, except for the fact that as a splitpusher he becomes unstoppable with items come late-game. He E's up to you and clicks a few times and you die. If you try to fight and succeed in getting him low he ults and kills you. Without items, he can't do anything. His only CC is a slow and doesn't have good waveclear, objective control, or tankiness to fall back on. With items he's nigh on impossible to beat without a CC chain. Therefore, broken.
Gruckets (NA)
: Just play Renekton. Literally the easist lane you'll ever play. Tryndamere is not broken.
Broken doesn't always mean too strong, it means that it has fundamental flaws that need to be changed.
: All about the E-$port$
I doubt you watch any LCS at all; in fact I doubt anyone that comments this watches it. Draven has been picked, what, twice? He's terrible in pro play and performs terribly when picked. I remember watching a Phoenix1 match and it was picked for Arrow since it's his best champ and he only got a kill by about the 25 minute mark. If you're gonna bitch, bitch about the fact that his skillcap is way too low for what it should be. Not LCS.
: Brands Damage Needs To Be Adressed
Did it ever occur to you that those damage numbers are so inflated because of his passive, DFT, and Liandry's? Support Brand hurts but there's no way that he was sitting there dealing that much with spells alone.
GigglesO (NA)
: Ad Champs in general just have better itemization...
Armor is also more easily accessible. There's a lot more good armor items than there are good MR items. I won't deny that ADCs are a problem but that's an inherent design flaw that needs to be addressed, not a result of good AD itemization.
: But we already HAVE just about every type of burst mage imaginable, and artillery mages seem perpetually difficult to balance.
> [{quoted}](name=It Hertz When IP,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=WHEgc8pg,comment-id=00010002,timestamp=2017-07-20T00:01:37.332+0000) > > But we already HAVE just about every type of burst mage imaginable, and artillery mages seem perpetually difficult to balance. Xerath, Ziggs, Vel'Koz?
: Boards Hate Him!!!
I'm saving this holy fuck so good
: Kha's Q power is locked behind Isolation. Camille's damage is locked behind a delay. Yorick is a juggernaut, and doesn't have mobility, and doesn't do nearly as much damage as Rengar's Q.
It needs a condition, maybe like getting better with higher Ferocity. It takes more for more damage but a potential refund if you hit someone when at full. I'm limited to spamming Rengar top when he's free so take my advice with some salt (and a little pepper)
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