: Elementalist Lux worth a buy?
Pretty much the best skin Riot has done IMO. After playing Elementalist for a while I get annoyed at playing other champs who can't change skins mid game. As far as spending money on pixels goes this is probably the best.
rujitra (NA)
: Multiple problems with this: * Rank-to-skill correlation is not consistent across servers. As an example, a lower rank in Korea is going to be higher skill than a higher rank in NA. * Rank-to-skill correlation is not necessarily accurate for many players if they **choose** to not "tryhard" in ranked. As one example, I tend to play ranked with friends a lot, and if I chose to tryhard, I'd be ranked much higher on my primary account. * Someone can have a great understanding of the game and of macro (i.e. comeback chance) while not playing to that ability. Likewise, I could explain to you the entire process for building a nuclear reactor, but I couldn't actually do it even if you give me all the materials. Given that you are attempting to "weasel" your way around these things (or you refuse to accept these) instead of have an actual discussion here, I will bid you a good day. I encourage you to look through your games yourself and try and figure out how the comeback could've happened. This is the only way to get a true understanding of "unwinnable games". As one example, say your team has a Nasus with 400 stacks at 20 minutes. That game is the farthest thing from over, regardless of the rest of the team's performance. The other thing this will do for you is help you do better in champ select. You need to form your teams to have a good mix of early, mid, and late game champions. If the rest of your team is picking early game champions, you should either discuss with them (politely) or pick a scaling champion yourself so as to give your team power throughout the game. If your teammates are all picking scaling champions, you need to pick something that will give your team a little bit of early pressure.
If you were even 1/10th as good as you think you are then you would be able to solo carry those games. The 'truth' is that if you sit in fountain spamming /ff then you are violating the summoners code and you should be flat banned. Period. At a minimum all the toxic troll players that throw a tantrum like this when they don't get ff@15 should be confined to their own queue and then they can all spam ff at each other to see who can lose the fastest. This attitude which is STRICTLY AGAINST what Riot _claims_ to be the rules of the games sportsmanship is just plain entitled and disgusting. If Riot just enforced their own stated policy then we wouldn't have to deal with people like you.
Rioter Comments
BryanD06 (NA)
: Three CRUCIAL questions on the champ pool mechanic.
The champ return pool is absolutely 100% broken. I had 2x2* and 2x1* trist mid game, made it to the 1v1 and spent over 200g rerolling and never saw another trist. The opposing play didn't have Trist at all either so basically NONE of the other Tristana champs were added back into the pool when players were eliminated. On a side note, that game I won and the score screen still gave me second place and the other guy first. Game is still super beta.
Jamaree (NA)
: But it was modders who made the original auto chess.
No, Auto Chess was around first, then modders ported it to Dota 2. Then Valve turned around and released a full stand-alone pc, ios and android game along the same lines in under 2 months. Riot still can't even add additional capacity to their existing infrastructure in under 2 weeks even though they completely migrated data centers what, 3 or 4 years ago? Even though they made over 2 billion dollars in 2017 they still have infrastructure issues of a juvenile company. In the age of cloud-everything that is kind of ridiculous for a multi-billion dollar company. Considering they are trying to cash in on the auto battler craze before it fades the ROI on overnighting the capacity would probably be instantaneous just on impulse legend skin sales alone. It's not just poor management it's a woefully inefficient way to run a business. Given a player base of 80 mil. if you have only 5% conversion to a $5 legend skin that's $20 mil revenue in a single day. So if you spent $10 mil the week before to buff your infrastructure you still made 100% profit in a single day. This auto battle fad w/o a mobile version will die out faster than Dominion so it's stupid for Riot to not get in on it while the gettin' is good.
: Probably the same amount of data required to give your parent to turn you into a educated human.
Was that supposed to be an insult? Hard to tell being completely incoherent.
Rioter Comments
: It's just preseason why not release Neeko already?
Well, Dark Harvest is pretty much a game breaking bug but that didn't stop them from releasing that...
: Adopt a silver?
First step to getting out of silver: Learn to CS. If you can get 85-90% CS in lane you will win well over 50% of your games in silver. Once you can do that then you can work on the other aspects of the game. Until you learn to CS you will always be playing from a disadvantage. This advice brought to you from someone who can't CS and knows what it's like to play every game from behind.
cabbysb (NA)
: Zoe
I love these players and their idea of good champ design is to just make every champ Garen.
Rioter Comments
: Her only current weakness is her bad waveclear. She is just average or sub-par with everything else. After you hit your first item spike you deal so much more damage. I usually go Lichbane first
Again, if you're being allowed to use lichbane effectively on Zoe then it's due to a lack of experience in your opponents. Even before the nerfs those who played against Zoe instead of banning were learning how easy it is to get on top of her and kill her instantly. Most mages and assassins can kill her before drowsy even procs. If you want to play a poke lichbane mage Victor and TF are orders of magnitude better than Zoe.
: I think her nerfs are deserved. Riot intended on her to be weak after they gave her changes, they intend to bump her back up soon though. She isn't really that weak rn too, I have 6 games played on her this patch and I've won them all. She's just more utility than damage currently. Maybe next patch Riot will buff her idk though. Also lategame she's really mobile, you have to play around picking up summoners late because of the huge movespeed boost you gain when you use them.
> [{quoted}](name=cute egirl janna,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=ydlAnLyG,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2018-02-26T00:54:10.069+0000) > > I think her nerfs are deserved. Riot intended on her to be weak after they gave her changes, they intend to bump her back up soon though. She isn't really that weak rn too, I have 6 games played on her this patch and I've won them all. She's just more utility than damage currently. Maybe next patch Riot will buff her idk though. > > Also lategame she's really mobile, you have to play around picking up summoners late because of the huge movespeed boost you gain when you use them. Not weak right now? Did you not even read the OP. She went from well below average to Dead Fucking Last overnight. She brings ZERO presence to team fights and the only skirmishes you are winning are those vs people who still don't know how she works because banned so much. We're talking season 2 Evelyn level of useless here.
Rioter Comments
: It's incredible in the sense that the Balance Team is finally addressing a lot of things that makes SENSE rather than throw numbers and cooldowns here and there. It shows an attention to detail and an understanding that I honestly had believed they'd lost. It just restores my faith a bit is all.
Please explain to me how making Zoe essentially unplayable makes sense? The champ is in the bottom 50% of performance and has a lower KDA than SUPPORT BRAND. Meanwhile Rengar is now going back to one-shotting anyone from stealth at a detect range where you can't do anything about it. On the bright side I will just go back to ruining bot lane with roaming Annie to get revenge for the death of Zoe.
: She is getting nerfed today and its not her foulth they made her this way stop hating her, she is a nice lady.{{sticker:sg-shisa}}
Hell no, she has a FOURTY SEVEN percent win rate! That makes release Xin Zhao look like a puffball by comparison. Has there ever been a champion in the history of League that maintained a FOURTY SEVEN percent win rate weeks, much less MONTHS after launch??? No, even after the patch it's unacceptable, she needs to be knocked down to the middle of the pack. Get rid of her CC, get rid of her summoners, get rid of her damage, oh, and probably get rid of her passive too. Then MAYBE she will be somewhere close to balance with Brand.
Rioter Comments
: And his current abilities aren't generic? He has a delayed AOE snare, and an ability that randomly attacks and slows enemies in their range. And then a damage amp. His current kit is MORE generic than ever. New Swain has a generic Q, yes. But W is Clairvoyance with damage and a slow, which is pretty unique in the game at the moment. Then we have E which has a very unique method of snaring people, which, again, is far different than anything in the game currently. So I highly disagree with your assumption that New Swain is more generic, because he isn't. Old Swain was noting but a bunch of generic AOEs.
Like I thought, you have no experience with the champ.
: He can root you now, yes, but he needs to actually plan his root and he's also not an R spam bot anymore. He compliments ally CC, he also has his own CC and consistent damage beyond his ultimate. Additionally, his new W grants him vision similar to a blue ward and slows if he lands it, which adds utility to the teams outside of CC. His R is pretty much the same as it once was, now with the explode effect. All in all, he's a lot more engaging and offers a lot more to the game than old Swain could ever hope to do. Plus, he looks better.
Obviously from your comments you never played Swain as he is now. I'm not saying he was an outplay champ before but replacing all of his abilities with generic garbage is a lame excuse for a rework. His rework kit makes him utterly pointless. There is no reason to pick Swain because any other champ would fill his role better. Might as well change his name to Atroxx2 with the rework.
: Swain rooted you, pressed R, and then stood still until you died. That was all there was to Swain pre-rework.
So, now instead he roots you, pulls you towards him, and presses R. Yeah, so much more engaging.
Rioter Comments
: AD vs AP is just unfair tbh
So? Build duskblade on Eve. Eve scales even harder with AD than AP it's just that AP scales with lichbane.
Rioter Comments
: Who the fuck would ever take market or dematerializer over magic boots?
10 min is a LONG time to wait for immobile mages especially when games are mostly decided by 20 min. I only take demateralizer if I know I'm going to be constantly zoned so that I can at least guarantee cannon minions. Spellbook, smite and demateralizer can be the difference between staying close in CS and getting blown out vs something like Teemo.
Ralanr (NA)
: Well Zoe's E is actually two levels of CC. The drowsy is not the sleep, it's more the primer. If he times it right, he can avoid the sleep.
It's possible that it was just latency or visual but he was hitting w immediately after getting drowsy. Should be a 2.2s timer but I am almost certain that it was cleansing the drowsy effect. He would hit W immediately after being hit by the bubble. Could be that this is intentional but he should have to wait about 1.5 seconds before hitting W to time it right.
: Constnatly loosing
It's a well known fact that Riot forces you into losing streaks after winning streaks to tilt players causing them to become toxic, get banned and thus are forced to buy the game again and again.
: True damage
Health mitigates true damage.
: why not rework annie?
If you keep practicing eventually you will learn how to play Annie. Just keep at it and don't give up on yourself!
Ralanr (NA)
: Ornn when timed right is immune to CC when using his W.
It clears drowsy though after it's been applied. Land bubble, Ornn W's, drowsy gone.
Rioter Comments
: Is katarina a little too powerful?
: suggestion for zero RNG zoe w
: Why hasn't Zoe's damage been nerfed yet?
Rykagnar (NA)
: So how exactly are you supposed to counter-play Vayne?
Revali (NA)
: When it's a tank meta, why does no one play Trundle?
Because Trundle is a troll pick, everyone knows this.
DoomRPG (NA)
: What is the Issue with Zoe?
Nothing wrong with her. People just love to complain about anything new that comes out. Every argument about how Zoe is bad can pretty much be applied to multiple other champs in the game but they've been around so people are used to it.
: Top 10 Hardest Champions in league of legends?
: Why would I do that though? What is the point of abandoning the champion just because it isn't up to par? I've played the champion for 2 years now, I want to see the champion in a better and fun state. I couldn't care less about winning if I'm not enjoying it with my favorite champion.
Because it's a win-win. You don't have to suffer with a poor performing champion and I have one less Fizz to run into across the river. Everyone is happy!
: Are they ever going to nerf Duskblade?
Duskblade has been nerfed like 4 or 5 times.
AR URF (NA)
: How do you farm well with leblanc?
: Let me tell you about Fizz.
Simple solution: Don't play Fizz, ever. EVER. Fizz ranks about two Teemos below Teemo in my book.
shonggly (NA)
: Is there a way to turn off autofill??
Lolwut 5 min? You obviously didn't play before autofill. Ranked queues were 10-15 min minimum with 25-30 not being uncommon during slow times. For high elo could climb into an hour plus. Not to mention you get one dodge and have to start that wait all over again. Just learn to play support, you will only get filled once in every 5 games or so.
: POLL: Where do you put your potions?
Pots and defensive items go in 2, sightstone/pinks go in 3, offensive or speed boost items go in 1. ALWAYS!
: SOMEONE ANYONE
Zyra. Best champ and she's a great jungler again now. Bonus is, you can play her effectively in every lane.
: I do play her, quite a lot, actually. She's pretty weak right now. And I'm simply pointing out how a simple thing like constantly checking one's HUD shouldn't be that difficult, especially if they managed to 'climb' to Platinum. So if people are having trouble checking the screen for INFO that's already available and unhindered, then it speaks of a personal skill rather than a game's shortcoming. Attack me all you want. I'm still standing by logic.
> [{quoted}](name=Built to Tylt,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=JmNIFrhk,comment-id=000100000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2017-12-22T03:20:55.980+0000) > > I do play her, quite a lot, actually. She's pretty weak right now. > > And I'm simply pointing out how a simple thing like constantly checking one's HUD shouldn't be that difficult, especially if they managed to 'climb' to Platinum. So if people are having trouble checking the screen for INFO that's already available and unhindered, then it speaks of a personal skill rather than a game's shortcoming. > > Attack me all you want. I'm still standing by logic. That's why he said QUALITY OF LIFE improvement not a necessary feature. I play alot of Annie as well and when they added her stun charge bar it was nice to be able to see it in the heat of battle. Certainly not a necessity but it was an improvement.
: > [{quoted}](name=Gives No Lux,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=5worEE1X,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-12-22T02:19:52.993+0000) > > Thin the wave out as it's coming to your tower. You want to try and freeze it just outside of tower range. Once you get it stuck there ask your jg to come gank. > > Basically think of it this way, for every auto attack your opponent does if you match it but just minus 1 the wave will always be in your favor. Now this isn't really practical vs a bully but you can still think of it in terms of minions. Try to keep up with the number of minions he kills minus 1 and you should be able to stay near your tower. > > Don't EVER clear the wave unless you can for sure push it all the way to his tower and reset the lane. And what if the jungle doesn't come while it's frozen there, only showing up after it's already reset? Because that's what happens a lot, then m y jungle says "why ask for a gank when it's pushed out that much?"
> [{quoted}](name=PopcornBunni,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=5worEE1X,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2017-12-22T02:29:24.224+0000) > > And what if the jungle doesn't come while it's frozen there, only showing up after it's already reset? Because that's what happens a lot, then m y jungle says "why ask for a gank when it's pushed out that much?" Unfortunately in low elo junglers usually don't have a clue. Basically just keep it frozen and deny them CS. One of three things will happen eventually. They will fall way behind in CS which will give you the advantage mid game. They will get frustrated and try and dive you. They will try and roam. If they do this then you can shove hard and damage/take their tower. Top is very much about wave manipulation and doing alot of waiting, either for junglers or for your opponent to make a mistake for you to capitalize on. Worst case scenario if you can give up top tower to take bot tower do that, then just freeze it where youc an't be ganked. It's worth the trade.
: How do you prevent a lane from pushing out?
Thin the wave out as it's coming to your tower. You want to try and freeze it just outside of tower range. Once you get it stuck there ask your jg to come gank. Basically think of it this way, for every auto attack your opponent does if you match it but just minus 1 the wave will always be in your favor. Now this isn't really practical vs a bully but you can still think of it in terms of minions. Try to keep up with the number of minions he kills minus 1 and you should be able to stay near your tower. Don't EVER clear the wave unless you can for sure push it all the way to his tower and reset the lane.
koshkyra (NA)
: So tired of seeing Zoes go 1/4 in lane but still oneshot me in the midgame
: Zoe is broken as fuck
: Am done with this game for a while
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