: I'm sad that TFT was the reason why Twisted Treeline is going away
That's a shame. I quite liked the unique items that area had, but the map and mode itself felt pretty left out in general maintenance while SR kept getting new changes and features about every season. Even ARAM gets polished up every now and then.
: Don't take my statements out of context.
Zed is wearing plate armour plain and simple. Not chain armour.
: > [{quoted}](name=SpikedFruitPunch,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=5nMgVP0K,comment-id=0004000000000000000000000000000000000001,timestamp=2019-02-20T12:21:50.061+0000) > > {{champion:238}} Zed is a bruiser then? Okay Zed is wearing Plate Armor? I'm guessing you don't play video games...or watch Ninja Turtles. Shredder doesn't wear plate armor. According to MMOs, that's considered "Chain Armor". Best representation of that idea would probably be Aion.
Zed is not wearing chain armour lol You do know what chain armour looks like right?
: > [{quoted}](name=Jerry SeinfeId,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=5nMgVP0K,comment-id=00040000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-19T22:40:42.917+0000) > > You're arguing fucking semantics just to be right. It's not a "semantics" issue, though. In video games, nobody outside of the bruiser-tank class wears plate armor. That's just the way it is.
: > [{quoted}](name=SpikedFruitPunch,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=2qK5dG0s,comment-id=000000020000000100000001,timestamp=2019-02-20T07:13:44.233+0000) > > If Taric doesn't need armour, then why does Leona need hers? {{champion:89}} That's because IronStylus said so.
: As we've said many times - "good" and "evil" are relative, and we're not aiming for such 2-dimensional tropes anymore.
"Good" and "Evil" seem as much of a trope as "Misunderstood Villain" or "Faulty Hero" with any of them that can be tiring if used too much. The clash between siblings seems like it'd be yet another happening here. I'd reckon any character design can be like that which makes the job difficult further in, but I think it's fair if someone like Kayle had retained her paragon status of justice and mercy instead of just having it suddenly flounder in her story just to make her an enemy of sort with Morgana. Kayle grows up as one that values truth and justice, but she then also allows her sister to rehabilitate the villains that would seek redemption. This is a great part of Kayle's new lore, but it then gets quickly dashed away the moment Kayle's protege Ronas seeks to imprison Morgana because... why exactly? _"But there was one person she softened her judgment toward. To the dismay of her followers, Kayle allowed Morgana to rehabilitate wrongdoers who appeared humble enough to admit their guilt."_ Forgive me for saying this, but this seems out of place. What was Morgana being judged for by her sister here? If anything, this means she softens her judgement at the humble villains with promise to be better not her sister who volunteers to mentor them. Why does her followers hate her sister for showing mercy when their great judicator is being an example of allowing it? How are they in dismay? _"Kayle returned to find the people rioting, and Ronas dead. Consumed by rage, she looked down upon the city, and summoned her divine fire to cleanse the city of its sins."_ So Kayle finally returns to see that her followers turned out to be completely radical despite her example and... _"If Kayle was to purge the darkness she saw in mortal hearts, she would have to start with her own sister." _ {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}} Excuse me... what? This whole thing frankly seems like a set up just to have the two fight each other, and it doesn't feel natural one bit. I have an example take on how I believe it can be done: I can see the story going in that Kayle's followers were increasingly radical towards the corrupt version of "Justice" without her realization. Their increasingly stronger shunning at Morgana's mercy towards "evil" people would cause their attack on Morgana and her followers causing the chaos that kills their father. Ronas would be snared by Morgana's Q long enough for Kayle to irrationally smite him down in anger for his sins. This would cause the judicator to be overburdened by her failure as a teacher and paragon of justice when needed most causing her to run away leaving her sister alone to fend for herself. While Kayle is off on a journey of repentance, Morgana will sit and watch as Demacia's continual corruption of laws are used to the detriment of its people. Thus forming the catalyst to start a war that will either break Demacia or finally have it rise up as the symbol of justice it was meant to be. I don't expect my idea to be used, but I feel it would be beneficial to reconsider some of the design choices around this upcoming lore change with these sisters. It seems to just be missing the mark, and this example here is just one showing of how it can be improved while still avoiding any "2-dimensional tropes" IMO.
: That settles that then, if Taric doesn't need armor then neither does Kayle. Problem solved.
If Taric doesn't need armour, then why does Leona need hers? {{champion:89}}
Rustypug (NA)
: amumu is a undead yordle so i dont know whats going on there but youre forgetting that gnar turns into a absolute unit with his ult as for zed he doesnt have full body armor just a helmet and a chest piece the rest of his out is mostly cloth hes got a assassins creed style get up going on
Karthus is an undead lich, but he's not like our tanky, little yordle. Being undead alone doesn't seem like it'd be enough. I never forgot about Gnar's ability to grow in size. He gains bonus stats when doing so, but he remains tanky even when in small form with their usual builds. I suggest to look up Zed some more to refresh your memory. He's got the helmet, chest piece, leg guards, and arm gear which doubles to hold his blades. His leg guards mostly cover his shins, but I'd say his overall setup is more plating than cloth. Regardless, this armoured ninja is as squishy as can be in his natural build path. Shen looks to be just as armoured, if not less, as Zed yet we'll be seeing the two very differently. Defensive techniques aside with Shen's blade offering magical shielding, Shen turns into a naturally tanky champion. Unless you go lightning Shen, but I haven't seen one of those in a long time.
Rustypug (NA)
: taric is also a aspect of targon pretty much making him a demigod
Amumu is a tiny being wrapped in cloth. Gnar has a loin cloth. Both are obviously tanks. Zed wears full body armour. Obviously a squishy. {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}} Kayle can be just the same and keep her full body armour while being relatively squishy.
: It's the same shit that happens every single time they rework something. Remember when Poppy's rework was first announced and all of a sudden everyone was a Poppy main that didn't want for their precious potato face to get changed?
I'm still going to miss her old AP capability. Now all she has with the sort is her mobility shield damage...
: "Sex sells" is legitimate as long as it does not hinder character identity/theme/coherence
I still wonder how Sylas became such a bodybuilder despite being locked up for so long. He was supposed to be this uber-powerful mage that is constantly being drained by this petricite to keep him in check, but here he is looking like he lifted weights and ate really well in confinement. So much for his continual tirade about how awful the Demacians are when here they clearly kept him in good shape and alive for years despite being this really dangerous figure that already killed notable people.
: To be honest, this game went completely down hill in Season 6
I do find myself missing my 20% crit runes every now and then. Though seemingly minor, excluding the price it took to get them all, they did offer some fun setups.
: MysticMan89's got it! We're looking at a way to bring opponent honoring back, but right now we're focused on a stable launch for 7.13. We'll keep ya posted.
I don't think it's supposed to be taking two years and more to implement an honor system that includes your opponents. Did you forget to write this down or did you hope that we would forget?
SuperHornio (EUNE)
: I didn't get the honor lvl 5 ward
I would say it's a bug. Just got a honor 4 ward, and nothing else. https://i.imgur.com/iXMyB8z.png
: I had over 200-500 points in each honor category, never got a ribbon, but oh boy! Can't wait for an icon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
Oh boy! My hundreds of honors are feeling great while being considered equal to the guy who just started playing League on the same week the system was axed! I'm just going to stick to this charity icon, as always, since I haven't seen anyone else use it yet and because it looks pretty cool.
420 Doge (NA)
: I just hope they have the glorious 1% crit chance available... Can't tell you how many times that has saved me
How about the 20% crit setup? My first and primary rune page.
: Coming This Preseason: Runes Reforged
Will my 20% crit setup survive the transition? {{champion:18}}
: Xayah and Rakan Available Now + Launch Promotions!
Would be funny to see them dress up as Lamb and Wolf {{champion:203}} Rakan as Wolf dashing around as Xayah throws her projectiles like Lamb's arrows
Dinopawz (NA)
: Some thoughts on Viktor.
> What will history say of Viktor? History is written by the Viktor {{champion:112}}
: Precisely. They changed that splash from "That looks a bit old, but hey, it's colorful and groovy!" to "That's honestly worse than I could have imagined. Where's the grooviness? Heck, where's Zilean??? And the art style is _still_ old!" I actually find it so abhorrent in the loading screen that I stopped using the skin. Base skin will have to do. Which is sad, as it was the first skin I've ever owned, and one of my favorites.
From being the skin I always used on Zilean to the one I try and avoid just because of that splash. I like the splash updates, but things like this just has me scratching my head as to who thought these were improvements to the theme behind the skins. It's like Safari Caitlyn looking more like a tomb raider rather than what her old splash looked like which was her having a cup of tea over in a safari-like environment.
But we already got Elderwood Leblanc back in March... err... Yea, ~~s~~he totally needs a little love.
: Have you... heard hec's dialogue... like at all?
"Suffering is magic!" He's, obviously, a good ~~guy~~ pony. {{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
: Champion Insights: Kled, the Noxian Meme
"Before working on Kled, Narrative writer Odin "WAAARGHbobo" Shafer had just finished writing VO lines for Jhin. After spending months writing gems like "Life has no meaning, but your death shall," he was ready to move onto something a little more lighthearted. Yordles are lighthearted, right?" I'm sure Kled was just a 'little' more lighthearted than Jhin... maybe not.
: {{champion:18}} {{champion:17}} {{champion:32}} {{champion:117}} {{champion:45}} {{champion:78}}
Yet another story of Amumu tells of the first and last Yordle ruler of Shurima, who believed in the innate goodness of the human heart. To prove his detractors wrong, he swore an oath to live as a beggar until he made one true friend, convinced his people would rally to help their fellow Shuriman. Though thousands walked by the disheveled Yordle, not one stopped to offer a helping hand. Amumu’s sadness grew until he eventually died of a broken heart. But his death was not the end, for some swear the Yordle still wanders the desert, forever searching for someone who might restore his faith in humanity. http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/featured/shurima/amumu
Zarvanis (NA)
: For anyone who doesn't know, it's hinted at in the lore that LeBlanc is using her illusion magic to impersonate Jarvan, and that the real one is either being held prisoner in Noxus, or is dead. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ef/8e/54/ef8e54126eabdcc09fac3b4f910cfb19.jpg The reflection of Jarvan {{champion:59}} on Bird-Swain's {{champion:50}} neck thing is LeBlanc {{champion:7}}. And this is in LeBlanc's lore page on the League wiki: > > LEBLANC: "I haven't had the pleasure of your company for some time, Grand General". > > SWAIN: "You have my favor. That is enough". > > LEBLANC: "And yet, I suspect you're here to seek the Black Rose's assistance once more". > > SWAIN: "The blood of the Jarvan IV Demacian prince. How much remains"? > > LEBLANC: "After the last charade? Enough that you should be very mindful of how you use it. Whatever you intend had best be brief". > > SWAIN: "No chicanery this time; my need for subtlety is nearing its end. I must secure my position with bloodshed, and that requires a blunt instrument". > > LEBLANC: "It sounds as if you have one in mind". > > SWAIN: "Let me show you".
Wow I never knew or saw that before. That's pretty interesting considering how the Black Rose group is pretty entrenched in secret politics.
: Kalista does a steroid (A passive on W), Lucian has one (his Passive) Jhin doesn't need one because he has a set AS, I don't Cait at all so i don't know anything, Vayne doesn't need one cause she has CC and Stealth, and Corki is an ADCC Attack Damage Caster Carry meant to twine his AAs with his Spells. AA range, you forgot Vayne (you added twitch twice). yes his niche is poking
Cait pretty much strings her abilities together to where attack speed isn't as important for her. Peacemaker >> Snap Trap >> AA >> Net >> AA >> Snap Trap >> AA (Something like that) Her passive gives her 10% bonus attack speed since she actually doesn't scale that well with that stat. Despite that, you'll see her most preferably played with crit/as items for her passive and crits in general.
: {{champion:112}} y
: > [{quoted}](name=maikokk,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=6EW1GU5P,comment-id=0004000000000001,timestamp=2016-07-16T23:54:57.027+0000) > > lol {{item:3048}} on fizz If you can actually get one on Fizz it's freaking amazing. Can easily get him 120 AP if not more with lich bane and shit, the shield is godlike for when you're not invulnerable. If he actually has one stacked it means you're *really fucked.*
That's actually pretty interesting. I've began to use the tear and archangel's staff to get lots of AP and mana for a few of my champs (Viktor mainly), but I haven't tried it on Fizz just yet. I'll have to give it a shot.
: Find Your Lunch Table: Which Champs Are Friends?
{{champion:68}} and {{champion:18}} aren't connected. That's pretty depressing for Rumble.
: Save The Date!
The catch is that there is no catch to it at all. Everyone will think it's an April Food's prank so no one will come over and visit him. {{champion:32}} {{item:3070}}
Tamuut (NA)
: From how he acts, I'd say more young than old (maybe a little bit older than Shen and Zed). I'd say that the lore-reason why he has a robot arm is either a hit gone wrong (early in his career when he was working out the kinks), or so that he can properly use his rifle and be able to withstand the recoil. Since he has a thing for acting, I'd say that he wants to stay "in character" for as long as possible, especially considering he refers to himself by his stage name. He's an actor, so he has to look the part.
Lore wise, it could be said that he was a victim of the chemical attacks by Singed no? Those who were affected by the chemicals went mad, and it could be that he is hiding his scarred face while his mechanical limb shows the irreparable damage done to it. "Those who somehow survived the poisonous concoction had their minds twisted beyond repair." There's many lore speculation around Ionia since Riot seems to forget about tying things together so that they fit or just doesn't bother in explaining things. Such an example would be Master Yi once being known as Youmuu but had memory tamperings from also being a victim of the chemical attacks. https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/3k6fvb/speculation_of_project_overdrive_ionian_event/
: Jhin, the Virtuoso, available now
Why? Why are you suddenly changing up the usual cost for the release bundles? I had planned everything so that I would have just enough RP to get the guy with his bundle, but this kinda just blows up all my plans.
: Heads up! Mobile app Android beta beginning soon
Nice! I'm looking forward to the glorious evolution... of being able to chat with friends, and see when they get on, in League. {{champion:112}} I can't wait to try out the prototype should I get the opportunity to do so. {{item:3200}} So that we make it perfect! {{item:3198}}
: "Jhin’s crits deal less damage than normal, and his attack speed doesn’t actually scale with attack speed. Instead, Jhin gains attack damage from any attack speed and crit chance he earns through itemization and runes, while crits give him a burst of movement based on his attack speed." I'm confused..
Attack Speed > Attack Damage Attack Damage > Attack Damage Critical Strike Chance > Attack Damage When he crits, he gains movement speed that scales based on his attack speed so that will look like: Attack Speed > Movement Speed on Crit It was never spoken that he cannot crit on his autos outside of his fourth shot, and it would be assumed that Crit Damage still increases the Crit Damage as it usually does. So what champion we have here is a slow-firing marksman who focuses on last hitting minions and champions due to him scaling all his attack speed into a single punch with his slow autos. The movement speed on crit is going to be the mobility that he needs to stay alive when trying to kite since he quite lacks anything else to do so. I can see the Trinity Force helping this guy out quite a bit for the extra move speed and stats that it has.
: Poppy heroically charges to live
I can't think of any puns so... yay!
: It causes cancer. They don't want that in his lore.
Because cancer is just the worst thing that's to ever happen in League of Legends right?
Eollyn (EUW)
: Kindred Fanart
Beautiful artwork right there... just absolutely marvelous! :O I look forward to seeing more in the future because I can't get enough of that lamb and wolf.
: Patch 5.13 notes
Poppy visual update getting any attention? Just not ready to announce it yet? >>> {{champion:78}} <<
Jynx (NA)
: Fan Artist Feature - Rin The Yordle
The Iron Ambassador's picture {{champion:78}} is what would be a personal favourite of mine from the ones being displayed though the candy land one is quite a good one. Fiddle-Cane? {{champion:9}} Morgana should be happy with her job as it's what Pantheon always wanted to do {{champion:80}} The tongue contest is also quite a creative one. Zac may have won this small contest, but they all had a good time in the end... well except for Vi. {{champion:254}} I really like the art you've made so far, and I look forward to seeing the future art you will make.
: U.R.F. rising
Heads up note to those who don't know this: If you're stuck in the login screen with a Bard {{champion:432}} , exit out of the queue and update your game. If you're logging in with an URF then you're good.
Well I've been in queue position "1" with "1 seconds" as the waiting time for about 1 hour. So much for being number one in this instance.
: YES! {{champion:68}} Endless flamethrower = {{champion:17}} {{summoner:14}}
You'd be surprised how fast fur ignites... {{champion:17}}
: U.R.F. rising
Your position in queue: 1 Approximate wait time: 1 seconds >>_>
: You’re cordially invited to a soirée!
I wonder how many people missed the date of release for these skins. March 32nd Just let that seep in for a bit. {{champion:29}}
: I never read his lore, but just assumed that was it.
He was a Yordle that was tortured and secluded to the point of insanity. You're a bit off with that assumption.


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