: Gold 3 LF CLash Team. I'll play anything except JG
Sharkiii (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=holyhotdogs,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=P6PzXAwc,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-11-26T22:17:16.074+0000) > > I require answers. My old login name was sacred, and I'm disgruntled that I had to change it. {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}} A friend reminded me, with all the new games / modes they've got coming out. It's probably due to something like that in trying to make sure they have all the accounts newly registered. And it doesn't change your in game name or anything, just purely the username you use to sign in with on the client. Still pisses me off too though. >.>
> [{quoted}](name=Sharkiii,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=P6PzXAwc,comment-id=00050000,timestamp=2019-11-26T22:20:09.224+0000) > > A friend reminded me, with all the new games / modes they've got coming out. It's probably due to something like that in trying to make sure they have all the accounts newly registered. And it doesn't change your in game name or anything, just purely the username you use to sign in with on the client. Still pisses me off too though. >.> to my best guess they're trying to make sure there was some database that wasnt able to be converted to a new format and they're trying to turn the client into a battle.net type thing that required a change.
macspam (NA)
: Vlad is really scaling reliant. He loses early and mid against most ranged champs and melees with mobility. If you are playing an immobile toplaner against him you lost the rock paper scissors and needing Vlad isn't going to fix that. Have fun playing against ryze, Quinn, or teemo instead.
teemo typically has 0 anti all in unless the champion highly relies on auto attacks. we dont utter the Q name around top lane. no thing scares me, but that thing. that thing is a nightmare. Ryze typically tends to fall short since they changed him snare mechanic around. hes still a monster but at least a monster that can be handled.
: Show me where you got your info, because I'm extremely sure you are reading something incorrectly. Vlad hasn't had a high banrate with the exception of now outside of relevancy in proplay. Everyone knows 1700g is the optimal first back for kindlegem+codex. The only reason you dont get T1 boots is because you take magical footwear most of the time. Also, not sure what my rank has to do with anything.
Data is hard https://imgur.com/a/AsSbsrL
: You're missing loads of counters btw. Anivia, ryze, ori, malz, etc are well known counters. Aatrox, heimer, jayce, kayle, kass, kled, yorick, riven, renekton, rumble, etc all do VERY well into him. Seriously, yorick, aniv, and ori are some of his hardest counters. You just going off winrates for counters doesn't really have merit. Just because a champ wins more doesn't mean they counter you. It means they're more reliable than you. You're going to argue that ryze and aatrox dont counter him because "muh winrate" when both have horrible winrates in solo queue?...and lately so does vlad. Yet they both trash him in lane.
he generally walks over both. because you have issues with them doesn't mean they are "Counters".
: > [{quoted}](name=Sir Sneaky Beaky,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EVuATbtO,comment-id=00060000,timestamp=2019-11-16T12:56:02.115+0000) > > The issue is you look at diamond + at that level almost anyone can play a champion with no mechanics with a low skill ceiling at the same level a professional would. > > Differing factor for a champion as vlad becomes map awareness, objective playing, and focus. > > Like i dont expect rando to play akali or swain like hes on G2. I however expect that of rando on vlad. Vlad actually does take skill. Please take a look at his winrate in each tier and notice how it goes down the further down you go. Otherwise he would have a great winrate at lower tiers. Not being mechanically intensive doesnt mean a character lacks skill expression. He's not Garen. He can't just go in and expect to come out ahead.
u.gg / NA.GG / mobalytics.gg they all pull the same information. Specifically I use U.GG as they pass through the raw data from RIOT's API and dont input their opinion. just because your experience is mid Elo doesn't make that how the game is. you yourself above state that you started spamming Vlad because of ranged matchup's.
FSRER (EUNE)
: A wise _unstoppable_ man once said "Just make him to heal reduced hp from minions" A nerf that will make him punishable at early game without making him useless late game (That or remove his ability to heal when he is in Zhonyas)
He already has 35% reduction on minons. He however could use some risk for his reward in trades with others. It shouldnt be a press empowered Q "oh theyre engaging on me?" Press w and scurry away while having a net 0 and winning trade.
5050BS (NA)
: He is like Yasuo and Akali, Lots of people play him and play him BADLY while those that learn him can stomp without any real counter play. So his win rates are bad and his p/b are like that.
The issue is you look at diamond + at that level almost anyone can play a champion with no mechanics with a low skill ceiling at the same level a professional would. Differing factor for a champion as vlad becomes map awareness, objective playing, and focus. Like i dont expect rando to play akali or swain like hes on G2. I however expect that of rando on vlad.
: No talk about Vlad! Pyke and Senna ~~discussions~~ rantz only! jk. But for sure facing him in lane is a total pain the ass. He's one of those champions that stay in lane almost indefinitely after a certain level or after purchasing a certain item. Then once Vlad gets cozy, you're having to play catchup and keep away after buying an Executioner's Calling. To me, he's one of those champs that fall under the radar despite having a really strong kit. If the other team can't consistently reduce heals on Vlad OR if Vlad's team is loaded with some extra heals then Vlad becomes a champion that becomes very difficult to deal with in later stages of the game.
**hears pykes w sound** Adcs : " REEEEEEE" I feel like senna will blow over. Shes strong but after the ceremonial post release nerf she will find her spot. Pyke, he either goes so hard hes 1v9 or ints so hard hes a 6th memeber of the other team lol. Grevious wounds could use a buff. Maybe a passive that it reduces healing 30% (down from its current 40%) Also causes champions to bleed for 30% of healing during its duration. (Up 20%) It wouldnt make it impactful as a burst option on champions such as zoe and nidalee. It would however make it much more effective for longer trades on kled for example.
: Woon im not trying to be rude. But you are a gold 1 Vladimir one trick. I feel like youre on the extream bias side of "dont change my champion". If he really didnt have any problems he would not average a top 2 - 3 pick ban average for over 5 seasons. The issue is nerfing him would remove the only reason (all be it a few people who enjoy playing him) to play him. He fundamentally needs brought up to current standards with a rework. He probably on a list somewhere after the vollie and fiddlesticks rework if i was a betting man. The highest win rate in diamond + of 58.94% over 1400 matches is proto rush (not even T1 boots), into straight sorce shoes. That is the essential must to play Vladimir. Followed by rabs into either zhons if they are heavy ad or spirit if theyre AP / mixed damage.
If you dig into his counters. Just based on raw diamond + statisics of who wins vs him. He has 3 counters top lane Nasus, trndymere, irelia 1 counter mid Zoe 1 adc counter Draven 4 jungle counters Shaco, graves, olad, karth Nasus has the ability of infinitely scaling and never leaving top. No matter what a good nasus player maintains stacking rates. Its why the champion has almost an 80% win rate in games longer then 40 minutes. Trndymere has the advantage of just raw damage and a do not die button which allow s extream abuse of vlad only weakness which is sustained all in Irelia Well theres even a song about nerfing irelia. Shes insane when played mechanically well. Zoe Is a monster. Multiple damage passives and one of the hardest bursts in the game without ever getting into a trade if played well. Draven Benefits from stacking BT and sustain runes with his q damage. This allows him to turn after the burst and be back up to full before the second burst. Jungles i feel like are just the most played currently and play off the fact they can force 2v1s consistently in top lane in todays meta.
: Spirit visage gimps his damage heavily and will almost never be built unless he really needs MR. Rylai's is one of his most situational items. Even moreso than Liandry's. Spellbinder does the same thing for him while offering him 1v9 potential from flanking, avoiding CC, and avoiding being kited by the ADC. Then the active doubling down on it and granting a massive MS+AP bonus.
Woon im not trying to be rude. But you are a gold 1 Vladimir one trick. I feel like youre on the extream bias side of "dont change my champion". If he really didnt have any problems he would not average a top 2 - 3 pick ban average for over 5 seasons. The issue is nerfing him would remove the only reason (all be it a few people who enjoy playing him) to play him. He fundamentally needs brought up to current standards with a rework. He probably on a list somewhere after the vollie and fiddlesticks rework if i was a betting man. The highest win rate in diamond + of 58.94% over 1400 matches is proto rush (not even T1 boots), into straight sorce shoes. That is the essential must to play Vladimir. Followed by rabs into either zhons if they are heavy ad or spirit if theyre AP / mixed damage.
: I agree. Although he has some flaws, the reason he's p/b the most is because of how much of a monster he becomes mid/late game. His q can heal him up to full almost, is point and click (like honestly most of his spells) and the way he builds, if he builds defensive, he will still do damage. His saftey is also up there. The W combined with Hourglass means he's about the fizz level of annoyance in terms of survivability on a much lower cd than fizz e (oh and allows him to do damage while healing himself) Healing reduction needs a rework. I have seen vlads with and without spirit visages tank entire teams (ala mundo) because the q gets to be on like a 1-2 second cd. Sure healing reduction works in the early game, but that's only because I believe it's designed for the early game and not mid/late when most if not all tanks or people with self heals get Spirit visage. I personally think this is because Damage is WAY to friggen high right now which also means it's less effective. especially when a vlad is healing for 500-600 per q even after reduction because of how much AP he has.. Riot wonders why champions are almost perma banned.. yet, refuses to even look at the main reasons why claiming skill of the champion is 100% the reason why...
I think part of the issue is his empowered q and passive synergy as tank. 296(+111%ap) dmg With his heal being max hp as well. He then gets ap for bonus hp. Spirit visage, proto, and rylias. Theyre all extreamly synergy items for him
: If Riot rebooted vlad he'd be even more frustrating to face than he currently is. Look at their track record. They'd double down on his late game scaling. Also how does 3700g guarantee an even laning phase? 4600 if you include codex first. Thats 50% of the gold you'll be spending the entire match in a lot of cases. You're already winning or losing hard by that point.
2500 gold on proto makes it an extreamly good item on vlad due to his passive giving AP for HP. If you top out at 7200gold a match you match for 3600 being 50% you may need to relook at how you play. Average for vladimir is around 11,000 per match with average tops ending around 13,000
: can we talk about Vlad for a second?
A lot of interesting discussion. I see alot of people bringing up hashinshin I didnt really take his opinions into consideration. Where hes mechanically good. He lacks a lot of awareness and tends to snowball on his own frustrations with the game. I was mainly looking at the raw data. In ranked flex you see an almost 50% P/B rate despite Vladimir having a negitive win rate. Personally i feel vlad needs a reboot. His current kit and mechanics are from an era of the game being much simplier. How to reboot him im not sure. Though there could be an interesting play on his design to make him a much more interesting champion with a place. Instead of a P/B safety pick. Hopefully in the direction of a morde postive rework and not an aatrox rework that has seen difficult time finding where riot wants him. As for the wave clear I have always found sorc shoes protobelt rush has always been more then enough to gurentee an even lane phase.
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Dynikus (NA)
: her bruiser build still (kind of) works. I've gone {{item:3027}} {{item:3047}} {{item:3025}} {{item:3102}} {{item:3157}} {{item:3089}} midalee a few games and did well.
it however is missing that up close and personal feel it had before?
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: 25k ping in clash at 11:15 pm EST?
bump clash killed the radio star
: Starting a Clash team Need Top/Jg/Mid/Supp plat+
IGN Sir Sneaky Beaky Main : Mid secondary : Jungle Mains : Ahri / Karma / Syndrya / Zyra
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Amachy (NA)
: For 6 Years I've been stuck in bronze V all thanks to riot, and today I'm finally out.
Dynikus (NA)
: >They were bought out by a massive conglomerate who wants to make money. They were bought out by that massive congolomerate _in 2011_. Tencent owned 96% of riot in 2011, and purchased the remaining 4% in 2015. People need to stop blaming tencent as if it's a recent acquisition. Tencent has practically owned Riot since before a vast majority of the people bitching about them had even heard of league, let alone started playing it.
> [{quoted}](name=Dynikus,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=HmAdrxB4,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-08-01T03:01:04.212+0000) > > They were bought out by that massive congolomerate _in 2011_. Tencent owned 96% of riot in 2011, and purchased the remaining 4% in 2015. > People need to stop blaming tencent as if it's a recent acquisition. > Tencent has practically owned Riot since before a vast majority of the people bitching about them had even heard of league, let alone started playing it. They were still majorly riot for a very long time. Tencent was smart and didn't perform a hostile take over. They moved slowly, changing a single person here and there. Till eventually they got the company into a postion to come in and say "now do it this way" which most likely happened around the 2015 / season 5-7. They knew they could use riot as a solid platform with a handful of seasoned developers and GM's. Remember when they fully rebuilt the engine in the background without anyone noticing to handle things like sylias. That wasn't Riot doing that. Riot had neither the knowledge or ambition to do something that drastic and was probably already looking at other ways to expand out side league before that. before daddy tencent stepped in and couldn't have them competing with their own subsidiaries and put the belt on and smacked the last few % outta them.
Mr Meat (OCE)
: Yeah but if you target whales your profit shouldn't be less than what is was when you weren't targeting whales. "So what if it pisses off players?" So what if they make less money, have less players, and basically objectively have a worse game than before? Yeah who cares right? I for one don't actually play this video game, Im just on this board to say things that I have no idea about!! "whales can possibly spend hundreds if not THOUSANDS a month" 1.4billion<2.1billion Might want to sell those whales riot, their tanks are expensive in maintenance costs
> [{quoted}](name=Mr Meat,realm=OCE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=FdP5EBPT,comment-id=000d0001,timestamp=2019-08-02T23:55:41.829+0000) > > Yeah but if you target whales your profit shouldn't be less than what is was when you weren't targeting whales. > > "So what if it pisses off players?" > So what if they make less money, have less players, and basically objectively have a worse game than before? > Yeah who cares right? I for one don't actually play this video game, Im just on this board to say things that I have no idea about!! > > > "whales can possibly spend hundreds if not THOUSANDS a month" > 1.4billion<2.1billion > > Might want to sell those whales riot, their tanks are expensive in maintenance costs **puts out tons of free content in form of champions, lore, comics, free bonuses to IP to buy free champions** "ThEsE FuCkiNg WhAlE pLaYeRs"
: You forgot to mention that the pro scene doesn't make them money. They lose money off of it, written off as a marketing cost.
> [{quoted}](name=WoonStruck,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=FdP5EBPT,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2019-08-01T06:42:04.815+0000) > > You forgot to mention that the pro scene doesn't make them money. They lose money off of it, written off as a marketing cost. they still make money off it. Hence why its "marketing". they drop a fuck ton of money under one general ledger then turn around and pump cash into another general ledger. its proper business methods to accurately report, track, and make adjustments to the market. every company in the world does this. I personally have to manage 120m a year for around 40 GL's each with there own very specific use cases. we pull from one ledger and push into another.
Mr Meat (OCE)
: Riot is being mismanaged.
Revenue is bad to look at as well. i can make 100 million at 22% operating profit i can then go to 50 million at 44% operating profit and still have the exact same amount. just like games workshop they have seen record braking revenue. however they have had a 9% drop in operating profit and have lost money over last quarter. if you look at tencent they went from 24% to 31% in operating profit. at a 44 billion dollar revenue. losing 700 million to increase that operating profit actaully helped them.
Mr Meat (OCE)
: Riot is being mismanaged.
they're saturated my man. this is the exact same way with amazon. Amazon no longer reports growth to investors. Why? Because where do they have to grow? they already have a majority of the population who can even access the internet using their platform. same with Tencent They have saturated the market so heavily that any who will play the game is playing the game. as long as they continue to maintain a 2-3% delta they wont have to worry. they're so big as well they could go full EA buying every development house out milking them dry and running them into the ground for eternity. league is far from on a downhill spiral, last LCS had viewership similar to the super bowl. they're going to keep focusing on whats making them that money. SR and the Pro Scene.
hoganftw (NA)
: "Let the past die, kill it if you have to" - Riot
They are following the money. they're no longer that small developer that was making a passion project. They were bought out by a massive conglomerate who wants to make money. the thing that makes them money right now is going to: inevitably bring TFT to mobile. focusing on pro scene that drives players with flashy mechanics and complex plays. marketing the hell out of the pro scene making to so everyone wants to be a pro and plays ton's so they can get that sweet sweet investor money and RP buy's from the addicts.
: as with dominion, instead of making a real effort to address the problems of the mode and build on its scucesses, they simply leave it to rot so they have an excuse to delete it later.
> [{quoted}](name=Tahngarthor,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=3A3N1X5O,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-08-01T02:01:25.159+0000) > > as with dominion, instead of making a real effort to address the problems of the mode and build on its scucesses, they simply leave it to rot so they have an excuse to delete it later. I really liked dominion it was fun, it was just a bs match you could do to wind down for the night. there was never a "serious and gotta win" aspect. I quit league for an extended period of time to focus souly on my career and was really disappointed when I came back to see it gone.
: What is this rank spread?
I'm not even upset about it, all it did was teach me to look up everyone and dodge early 5 minutes - 6lp is better then 60 minutes and -15-20lp. Im just honestly stumped.
: Where's the issue?
> [{quoted}](name=Technorch,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=FFaFp18h,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-07-31T08:38:29.310+0000) > > Where's the issue? that its "MMR based" yet we see people with mid silver win/lose rates and extreamly low stats pairing against teams with much higher MMR.
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: They're making changes to ranked and testing them out in pre-season to clean up some bugs. Accounts getting placed lower than they're supposed to sometimes is one of those bugs. When the season actually starts and they do a soft reset you will place in the correct division.
> [{quoted}](name=Quality Content,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IjzPkR8n,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-12-29T07:26:00.844+0000) > > They're making changes to ranked and testing them out in pre-season to clean up some bugs. Accounts getting placed lower than they're supposed to sometimes is one of those bugs. When the season actually starts and they do a soft reset you will place in the correct division. Ahh, yeah I have gone 2 divisions up each time and im still vsing mid golds. so far back to B2.
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: Flat amount on HP decay makes sense. Will look into that (or other stuff like speed etc) for the next patch. Regardless, I hope you guys are crushing noobs with new Sion.
i think increasing it by level wouldn't be bad, level 1 its 100 per second , thats 5 secondsish , thats a massive time. level 6 200 per second 11, 300 , 18 , 400 , i believe this will encourage people to work on w farm well still building a talkier DPS. and he takes a hard toll the later the game because he will be doing more damage. Also scale it with every 1 second hes alive there is a 10% increase in damage taken , so after 5 seconds the next tick is doing 600 ish damage , really making him need to auto after a while. its almost like a Yorick ulti with out the clone as for orientation goes. Also seeing a different skill set in death wouldn't be bad at all. maybe even add a level of play into it for situation Passive proc - all skills change to the following well beserk but only 1 is castable Q - Fears everyone in a medium range AOE for 1 second then slowing for 1 second by 30% . w - Purges all Crowd control effects and makes immune to CC for .5 seconds e - Gives a move speed and attack speed boost r - explode on death tainting the enemies in a small area ( i mean like slightly larger then auto attack range ) causing them to burn for 100/200/300 damage . over 3 seconds(max 400 damage vs monsters) I believe people will have to think about it more in death then before that way its not just RUN RUN RUN GOTTA SMACK THEIR FACE SPAM Q. Also make him have a thing for potatoes in his lore. like why does league not have more potatoes ? and poros.... WHY NO POTATO POROS!?!?
: Patch 4.18 notes
4 skins ? HALF LIFE 4 CONFIRMED
: Patch 4.18 notes
gragas is in the stands for dunkmaster G_G
: Dev Blog: Reimagining Sion
I wont lie , ill miss the current ad sion game play , something about just not dieing because you get 200% life steal a shit ton of hp and a ton of ad was fun. Ill always welcome the change though. I like that ritos not just like " yeah we have given up on these champions " or something and want to improve on the past. I get the feeling he doesn't out put nearly as much damage as he ust to. Something about being a sustained fighter like that was just fun in normals , i guess i have aatrox for that part now : P , but we'll see i'd hate to see him become " just another tankie bruiser " like a lot of others but yah never know till you play him!
: July 16th : NA Platform Outage
I DEMAND THAT TEEMO BE SACRIFICED FOR HIS SINS AROUND THIS ISSUE..... also a icecream sundae would be nice..... :p
: Looks like a bug, cause the {{summoner:4}} animation goes off twice, dont worry to much about it though cause it would have ended the same way
she went farther then she would of though. if theres a bug that allow'd double cast ( she dashed forward then sideways ) of flash thats just going to be instance for escapes as soon as people know how to recreate it.
: She doesn't need a nerf. I see Kat as an ap version of Master Yi. No cc. She can't stun, slow, silence, anything. That's her weakness. As soon as Kat even made an appearance Irelia should've Q'd, then E for the stun. Leona and Syndra could've followed up with her stuns and Lucian could've killed her. One could argue that everything happened too fast or Cooldowns were on but hey. That's my take.
Ireila did q to her, but died before the q fully landed, Syndrya is reliant on getting a ball then e'ing , in this situation syndrya died faster then the time it took for a q to have fully landed. If she simply knocked her away she would of then just shund back onto them since the CD is pretty much fully reset 5 times in that fight. leona also was one of the first to become insta dead , And where kat was postioned she would of had to Exnath to her but her dieing before it would of reached kat and having a very very low chance of hitting her well shes moving like that arent going to help. In the end kat just spams w e over and over for penta kill well focusing easiest kill to hardest.
BBBombBB (NA)
: I don't understand how she "flashes" twice. First she used her flash to move forward, but to "flash" left, she couldn't have used anything since there was no minion or ward there, and then she shunpos into Leona. I'm confused how she jumps distance twice before shunpoing for the first time.
^^ and also her e's distance is like greatly increased. at least i feel that she jumped twice her e range to get into that fight.
Preeti (NA)
: Big Plays Spotlight: Katarina’s 1v5 penta
Every time i have ever seen a champion get a 1 v 5 spotlight.... The nerf guns are brought out. - RIP KAT 2014 -
: Please be a new champ Please be a new champ PLEEAASE BE A NEW CHAMP!!!!
ITS A BOY .... o wait.... wrong area completely.
: Small details: * Affected yordle seems to be the young boy to the right (based on garb) * Aggressive creature could be void or possibly watcher (V on top of head could even mean Liss) * Gnar seemed to be much smaller and almost imp-like before he busted out, possibly a transform mechanic?
" the watchers will return " , maybe a teaser to a teaser ?
: Patch 4.12 notes
All i think about the buff timers is..... Well when curse voice had it and riot had it removed because of the " advantage " and " unfairness " of it. Im watching you RITO. {{champion:85}}
: Patch Rundown – 4.12
RIP nika - You will be missed - 2013.
: Trials of the Poro
His ulti need to be " Gottcha Back " where he selects someone to throw a poro onto and that poro reduces damage taken for a short period.

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