Star Guardian Statistics – Infographic

As an assignment for one of my classes, I was asked to create an infographic. I had a hard time coming up with a topic, but then I thought, “Why not go full circle?” As most of you know and can see from every page of this site, my favorite skin line is that of the Star Guardians. Very few others even come close. With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to showcase some of my stats from my personal League account. The fun part is that I decided to use only the champions that have a Star Guardian skin. Enjoy!

Star Guardian Stats

What do you think? Some of these stats could stand to be better, but I love the game and had a really great time creating this!

New Game Mode: Dark Star – Singularity

A few weeks ago, some coding was found for a possible new game mode coming into the game. Last week, that game mode was officially revealed to be Dark Star – Singularity. If you’re a fan of Thresh, get ready for a whole lot of him, and an experience unlike any other in League of Legends.

Game Mode

Dark Star – Singularity will be a 3v3 round-based game mode that will take place on a BRAND NEW MAP called “Cosmic Ruins.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds gorgeous to me. And it is.

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Each player will play as Thresh, the Chain Warden. The goal of the game is to hook and flay players as Thresh and feed them to the Dark Star. When fed enough souls, a Singularity will be caused and the universe will end. Exciting!

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A player cannot be any other champion besides Thresh. The win condition is in Bo3 format, meaning the best of three rounds. To win a round, 100 points must be gained.

Ability Changes

For this game mode, Thresh’s abilities have been modified as follows:

Q – Death Sentence

  • Cooldown decreased and range increased
  • If a Death Sentence is thrown into the Dark Star, it will be lit on fire, causing it to deal bonus damage
  • The more health an enemy is missing, the further they will be pulled

W – Dark Passage

  • An allied team member will not have to click on a lantern to be saved – this will be done automatically
  • Cooldown has been increased and the ability will not grant a shield

E – Flay

  • The cooldown has been decreased
  • The more health an enemy is missing, the further they will be launched
  • The passive of this ability will charge faster and does more damage

R – The Box

  • This ability is disabled while on the Cosmic Ruins map

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Earning Points

Point will be earned by hooking and flaying enemies into the Dark Star.

  • Champions are worth 5 points
  • Abyss Scuttlers are worth 1 point

Other Details

  • Hooking an flaying enemies into the Dark Star will instantly kill them
  • Enemies can ONLY be killed by being thrown into the Dark Star
  • The lower an enemy’s health is, the further they will fly – keep that in mind when planning your strategies
  • The player spawns around the edge of the map and must walk into the Cosmic Ruins from wherever they’d like
  • The player is untargetable while in the spawn area and cannot attack or cast spells until entering the arena
  • Three gravity anchors are positioned around the map. Hooking one of them will automatically pull Thresh to it
  • Elements of progression such as experience, gold, and items are disabled in this game mode
  • The player begins at level 3 and automatically has skill points distributed

Wrap-Up

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So what do you think, Summoners? This has me really excited. It seems promising and fun, and also unlike any other game mode we have ever received in the game. I am looking forward to it. It can’t hurt to try, and kudos to Riot for trying something new. We will be seeing this game mode in Patch 7.9, which is about a week or so away! Get ready to end the world!

 

*Photos via Surrender at 20

Dark Stars, Flying Goo, and Twisted Treants – Oh My!

It appears to be that time of the year again, where Summoners find themselves battling it out on the Rift to climb the ranked ladder and achieve the highest rank they can. Midseason is here, and with it is coming quite a few changes. There are also a couple of new gorgeous skins on the PBE, as well as a mysterious new game mode.

The biggest of these changes is probably the update to three of League’s tank champions – Zac, Sejuani, and Maokai.

Tank Update

Zac, Sejuani, and Maokai will be seeing some arguably much-needed changes that should make them more… relevant in the game. Personally, I don’t really ever see Maokai or Sejuani at all, and I see more of Zac than I’d like to. Personal hatred feelings aside, tanks in the game really don’t get enough credit at the moment.

Tank champions are meant to withstand a ton of damage while the rest of your team dishes out heavy damage, and with these three champions in particular, apparently that wasn’t being done well enough.

Zac

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Zac’s Q ability, Stretching Strikes, as well as his Ultimate, are undergoing the most changes. His W and E remain the same.

Stretching Strikes (Q)

Zac’s arm stretches and grabs the first enemy it hits, dealing x (+x) magic damage and briefly slowing them. Zac’s next basic attack is replaced with a long range smack that repeats the initial magic damage and slow effect.”

“If Zac grabs a different enemy with each attack he’ll throw them towards each other, dealing x amount of damage

Let’s Bounce (R)

First cast: Zac squishes himself down, making him immune to Crowd Control for up to x seconds. Any enemies standing on top of him are slowed by x%.
Second cast: Charging for at least 1 second before recasting causes Zac to scoop up enemies on top of him, carrying them towards the target location. While flying through the air Zac is Unstoppable. Upon landing nearby enemies take x (+x) magic damage and are briefly slowed.
Reactivating before Zac charges up knocks back nearby enemies instead.

I feel like Zac was already overpowered enough as it is. I am curious to see how these changes affect his gameplay.

Maokai

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The recipient of Season 6’s Victorious skin, I was surprised to see that Maokai would be receiving an update. His gameplay, much like Zac’s, seemed pretty solid to me. In the overall scheme of the game, I guess it wasn’t solid enough.

Maokai’s Ultimate is receiving the biggest overhaul.

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Maokai summons a colossal wall of brambles and thorns that slowly advances forward, dealing X (+AP) magic damage and rooting any enemies struck for X toY seconds, increasing with distance travelled.

This is very different from Maokai’s current ultimate ability, which just allows him to take heavily reduced damage over a period of time. I am curious to see how nature runs its course.

Sejuani

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Unlike the other two champions, I CAN definitely see why Sejuani needed an update. Her ability kit just didn’t feel unique enough for her to be a must-have on a team. Her ultimate ability is what defined her, but other than that, she was pretty useless. That is why this is the tank update I am most excited about.

Frost Armor: Passive

Frost Armor: After not taking damage for x seconds Sejuani becomes immune to slows and gains x Armor and x Magic Resist. Frost Armor persists for x second(s) after taking damage. Frost Armor refreshes faster as Sejuani moves.

Icebreaker: Enemies stunned by Sejuani are frozen, causing Sejuani’s first attack or spell against them to deal x% of their maximum Health as magic damage (max x vs monsters).

Glacial Prison (R)

Sejuani throws her True Ice bola that deals x (+x) magic damage to the first enemy champion hit and stuns them for x second.

The bola becomes more powerful as it travels, doubling the damage and stun duration and creating a storm that slows other enemies by x%. After x seconds, the storm deals x (+x) magic damage and slows by x% for x seconds.

These changes to Sejuani’s passive and ultimate should be good enough to give her more of a solid identity instead of being a one-trick wonder. Her immunity to slows will prove useful when she needs to make a getaway, and her ultimate will be a great engage for a team fight.

Dark Stars

Last year, the Dark Star skin line made an appearance in League with the introduction of Dark Star Thresh and Dark Star Varus. We now have two more champions joining them:
Dark Star Orianna and Dark Star Khazix.

Dark Star Orianna (1350 RP)

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I am a personal fan of this skin line and am so excited to see Orianna getting a new skin. She deserves it and it’s much more amazing than her last new skin, which was Heartseeker Orianna. -gag-

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With many shades of purples and blues, this skin is an immediate favorite.

The skin will feature all new:

  • model and textures
  • visual FX
  • sound FX
  • animations (recall)

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Just look at that recall. Mesmerizing.

Dark Star Khazix (1350 RP)

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This next skin was a bit of a surprise to me. It was rumored a while back, but I chose not to believe it because I couldn’t imagine how Khazix would fit in the skin line. But I have had to repent because he looks incredible.

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Any skin line with shades of pinks and purples and blues is an insta-fave. That’s part of the reason that the Star Guardian line is my all-time favorite. Dark Star may have to be a runner up, though.

Dark Star Khazix will feature all new:

  • model and textures
  • visual FX
  • sound FX
  • animations (recall)

STAR-t saving your money now, you won’t want to miss these!

Dark Star Game Mode

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Little is known at the time, but the assets for a new game mode have also been added to the PBE. This will most likely be the feature of next week’s post. Stay tuned!

The midseason is already looking promising. What are you looking forward to the most?

See you next week, Summoners!

 

*Photos and ability quotes via Surrender at 20

 

Patch 7.8 Skins (Release Skins for Xayah and Rakan)

A new patch means a new load of skins, and Patch 7.8 does not disappoint. This time around, we will be seeing a total of four new skins, and they are quite a sight.

Conqueror Karma (975 RP)

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First up, we have Conqueror Karma. Every year, Riot releases at least one new skin dealing with the competitive aspect of the game. They usually celebrate either the start of a season, the middle of a season, or even the most popular champion during a season.  This time, Karma was chosen to receive the honors.

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The skin features lots of deep reds and gold. I quite like the color scheme. I prefer this shade of red over the Valentines-y shade that is usually chosen.

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Conqueror Karma will boast a new model, new particles, new visual effects, and a new recall animation. The skin will be a legacy skin, which means it will only be in the shop for a limited time upon release. Purchases of the skin will contribute to the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2017 prize pool, so the funds will be going to a good cause. Be sure to grab the skin while you can when it is released.

Cosmic Blade Master Yi (1350 RP)

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Last year, Riot began a new skin line with the release of Cosmic Reaver Kassadin. The skin was such a hit that now, the line will be expanded with three new skins. Behold, Cosmic Blade Master Yi. yiw

Featuring a pretty beautiful range of colors, this skin has everything you’d expect a galactic-themed skin to have, complete with constellations.

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The skin is scheduled to be 1350 RP and as far as we know, will NOT be a legacy skin. Cosmic Blade Master Yi has a new model and texture, new particles and sound effects, and a new recall in which we see Yi prepare for a blink through time and space. I am not much of a Yi player, but if I were, I would definitely be adding this skin to my collection.

Cosmic Dusk Xayah (1350 RP)

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Last week, we saw the release of new champions Rakan and Xayah on the PBE! With every new champion comes a new skin, and this duo is no different. Gaze upon the beauty of Cosmic Dusk Xayah.

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Featuring dark blues and white, Cosmic Dusk Xayah is ready to slay her enemies. Her basic attacks bring constellation-like visuals and are really stunning. Riot spared no expenses in the creation of this skin.

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Cosmic Dusk Xayah has a new model and texture, all-new particles, new enchanting sound effects, and a new recall animation. Get ready, she should be landing soon.

Cosmic Dawn Rakan (1350 RP)

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I have saved my personal favorite for last. Feast -ahem- Place your eyes upon Cosmic Dawn Rakan. Much akin to his female lover, this skin features the beauty of the sun, whereas Xayah’s skin is dark and moon-like.

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Shades of orange and purple make up Rakan’s cape, and his head literally blazes with the fire of a thousand suns. His attire reminds me of a sunrise.

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Cosmic Dawn Rakan is sporting a new model and textures, new particles and sound effects, and a new recall animation in which he seems to dance with the sun. Be on the lookout for this skin soon, and prepare yourself for a release bundle paired with Cosmic Dusk Xayah. Save yourself a bit of cash by taking this route.

That’s it for Patch 7.8’s skins. Again, my favorite is hands-down Cosmic Dawn Rakan. I cannot wait to play him. What’s your favorite? Let me know!

See you next week, Summoners!

*Photos via Surrender at 20

Welcome, Rakan and Xayah

Love is in the air, and it isn’t even February! League’s newest champions are now on the PBE, and what a sight they are. Enter Rakan, the Charmer and Xayah, the Rebel! This is the first time that two champions have ever been released as a pair. They are also the first champions to enter the Rift as an entirely new race, the mysterious Vastayan.

Rakan

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I think I’m in love. Meet Rakan. Devilishly handsome and he knows it.

Abilities

Rakan is a support mage whose abilities truly go back to the roots of a true support champion.

Rakan’s passive, Fey Feathers, grant him an occasional shield, by means of his coat. The cooldown of this ability can be reduced by attacking enemy champions.

Rakan’s Q ability, Gleaming Quill, has Rakan sling an enchanted feather forward. If the feather makes contact with an enemy champion or epic monster, damage is dealt and his coat surges with magic. After a short time, a heal will trigger. If Rakan touches an ally before this time passes, the heal will trigger immediately.

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Rakan’s W, Grand Entrance, consists of Rakan dashing to an area. Upon arrival, Rakan damages any enemies in the area and knocks them up for 1 second.

Rakan’s E is Battle Dance. Rakan flies to an allied champion, granting them a shield for 3 seconds. The ability can be recast once within 5 seconds. If it is Xayah that Rakan is flying to, he can do so from a greater distance (relationship goals).

Rakan’s R (ultimate) ability is The Quickness. Rakan gains 50% movement speed for 4 seconds. During this time, touching enemy champions deals magic damage and charms them the first time they are hit. The first champion Rakan touches will grant him an additional 150% movement speed, which decays over a short period of time.

Xayah

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Meet the love of Rakan’s life, Xayah. She’s also a murderous rebel with a mysterious past.

Abilities

Xayah is an Attack Damage Carry (ADC), whose abilities feature feathers that cause a world of hurt.

Xayah’s passive is Clean Cuts. After using any ability, Xayah’s next 3 basic attacks will pierce through their targets, leaving a  feather wherever they land. These feathers remain on the ground for 8 seconds and serve a purpose in her other abilities.

Xayah’s Q, Double Daggers, features Xayah throwing 2 knives that deal attack damage and leave behind 2 feathers.

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In Xayah’s W, Deadly Plumage, she creates a storm of blades that surround her for 4 seconds. This storm grants Xayah additional attack speed and also allow her basic attacks to strike an additional time for 20% damage. If Deadly Plumage hits an enemy champion, Xayah gains 30% movement speed for 1.5 seconds. If Rakan is nearby, he will also gain the effects that this ability grants.

During Xayah’s E, Bladecaller, she calls forth all of the feathers that are on the ground. Any enemies these feathers strike through upon return to her will take attack damage. If at least 3 feathers hit an enemy, they will be rooted for 1 second. Minions will take 50% damage from Bladecaller.

Xayah’s R (ultimate) ability is Featherstorm. Xayah leaps into the air and becomes untargetable (that will be so much fun to do but so annoying to play against). She then rains down feathers which deal physical damage and leave behind a line of feathers. As if this ability were not amazing enough, she can also move while in the air.

Overview

These new champions seem amazingly impressive. And who doesn’t love a love story? I have personally never been as excited as I am now for new champions. I enjoy playing both support and ADC, and my boyfriend and I often play in bot lane together. In addition to the fact that they look stunning, they seem genuinely fun to play. I also like that some of their abilities grant them perks when used nearby one another. I am also excited for their lore. It will be nice to have a background for them. This new race seems very promising, as do they. ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!

I mean, come on. Look at that. How can you not be in love?

What do you think of this pair? I’d love to know! Stay tuned for next week, where I will be discussing the new skins in Patch 7.8, and yes, Rakan and Xayah will each have one. I suppose you’ll have to come back to see them. 😉

Photos obtained via League of Legends.

Champion Showcase: Lux

It’s been a quiet week on Summoner’s Rift, with the majority of new upcoming content being comprised of the contents of last week’s blog post. Because of this, I thought it might be fun to do things a little differently this week.

There are over 100 champions in League of Legends, and everyone has a favorite. There are mages and marksmen, as well as tanks and supports. A current favorite of mine has got to be Lux: The Lady of Luminosity. 


Lux is a magician (mage), whose abilities deal solely with the light that she is is captivated by. She was one of the very first champions that I purchased, and her Spellthief Skin was the first skin that I bought for her. I was much younger back then, so the fact that I had saved up enough money to buy a skin for her made me really proud.

Spellthief Lux

Lux’s Abilities

Lux’s abilities are fairly straightforward.

Her Q ability, Light Binding, binds and deals damage to up to two enemies. This is a great ability to use when wanting to initiate a fight. Landing a successful Q gives your team the signal to unleash everything they have upon the enemy.

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Light Binding

Lux’s W ability, Prismatic Barrier, is a protective ability that grants a shield to any ally that it touches. A shield is received when the Barrier is thrown out and another shield is received when the shield is attracted back to Lux, like a boomerang.

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Prismatic Barrier

Her E ability, Lucent Singularity, is one in which Lux tosses out an orb of light into an area, creating a field that slows any enemies that are within it. The orb detonates after five seconds, damaging any enemies in it’s area. Lux can activate the ability again if she wishes to detonate the orb before the five seconds passes.

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Lucent Singularity

Possibly her greatest ability of all, her ultimate (R) ability, Final Spark, is used to damage enemies that are further away. Lux gathers all of the light energy in her arsenal and fires a beam of light that damages all enemies in its wake.

A successful combo of her Q, E, and R abilities can have an enemy taken care of in a split second.

Skins

Lux’s arsenal of skins is incredible. As an old champion, she’s amassed quite a few skins over time. Her most recent skin is Elementalist Lux. This is the fourth ultimate skin to grace League of Legends, and easily my favorite. Ultimate skins are different in that they offer a completely revisualised champion look. Everything is new, from the outfit and animations to the voice and sound effects. In this particular skin, Lux can wield the power of different elements, which make her abilities look different according to whatever element she chooses to wield.

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Elementalist Lux

Another favorite is Star Guardian Lux. As the first skin in the Star Guardian skin line, Star Guardian Lux was an immediate fan favorite.

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Star Guardian Lux

The next few skins are her older skins and there really isn’t anything special about them. They are basic skins that basically just grant her a new outfit.

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As one of League’s oldest champions, Lux has seen her fair share of changes over the years, but they have all come together to make her the powerful sorceress that she is. As of Patch 7.6, Lux is sporting a completely revamped voice-over, bringing her more in line with the updated voice from the Elementalist Skin. Her old voice lines were reworked and some new ones were added, as well.

That about sums it up for The Lady of Luminosity. Lux is one of the very first champions that I played, and I have loved her ever since. She is not too hard to play that a beginner couldn’t learn her, but once she is mastered, she’s near unstoppable.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this slightly different blog. What did you like about it? What didn’t you like? What champion is your favorite? I’d love to know!

Photos obtained via a combination of League and Surrender at 20.

Patch 7.7 Begins

Hey, Summoners! The PBE has been updated and features quite a bit of new content! The 7.7 patch cycle has officially begun. It looks like we will be seeing a new legendary Lee Sin skin (say that five times fast!), a new Darius skin obtainable through hextech crafting, and Karma’s splash arts have been remade!

God Fist Lee Sin (1820 RP)

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God Fist Lee Sin is a sight for sore eyes. I imagine that this skin is exactly what Lee Sin mains have been waiting for. Lee Sin hasn’t gotten a new skin for quite some time. The last skin that was released for him was Knockout Lee Sin two years ago.

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God Fist Lee Sin has an all-new model and textures, all new visual effects, a completely revamped voice-over and  special effects, and new animations. And he’s golden! I assume this is to give him the aura of a divine being. Anyone who did not fear Lee Sin before definitely has something to fear now. I may or may not be talking about myself. Lee Sin terrifies me. God Fist Lee Sin is scheduled to be a Legendary skin priced at 1820 RP. Expect him to dash onto the Rift soon.

Check out the God Fist Lee Sin skin spotlight, courtesy of SkinSpotlights!

Dreadnova Darius (Hextech Crafting)

Dreadnova Darius

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The Dreadnova skin line was first introduced to League in January with the introduction of Dreadnova Gangplank. This time around, Darius is receiving intergalactic powers.

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Dreadnova Darius showcases a new model and textures, new particles, new sound effects, and a new recall animation. Around this time last year, Hextech Annie was released. This was the first skin that could only be obtained via the Hextech Crafting system. Since then, Soulstealer Vayne was added to that list, and now Dreadnova Darius will be the third skin that can only be obtained by forging ten purple gemstones together. These gemstones are obtained by opening hextech chests and are pretty rare. Since their release, I have only managed to obtain about seven of them. The super lucky Summoners among us also have a chance to win the Dreadnova Darius skin shard, but the odds of that happening are slim. For those hoping to add this skin to your arsenal, may the odds be in your favor!

New Karma Splash Arts

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Some time ago, Riot began revamping really old splash arts to bring them up to par with the game’s current graphics. A lot has changed graphically since League of Legends began. This time around, Karma was due for splash art updates and it looks like we’ll finally be getting them.

Below, I will post the new and old versions of each splash art so that they can be compared.

Sun Goddess Karma

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Sun Goddess Karma (new)
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Sun Goddess Karma (old)

Sakura Karma

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Sakura Karma (new)
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Sakura Karma (old)

Traditional Karma

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Traditional Karma (new)
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Traditional Karma (old)

Order of the Lotus Karma

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OotL Karma (new)
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OotL Karma (old)

As you can see, the old splash arts absolutely needed to be redone. Their quality was just not up to par with the current standards. Since Order of the Lotus Karma was the newest of these, very little was changed in this splash art. Details near her eyes were the only changes made. I quite like these and think the graphics team did an amazing job.

Patch 7.7 is off to quite the adventurous start. I wonder what we’ll see next. Stay tuned to find out! Which new upcoming update is your favorite?

Photo credit: Surrender at 20

April Fools is Coming to the Rift!

Who isn’t a fan of April Fools Day? Well, let’s be honest. Only the pranksters at heart wait for this holiday to roll around. Regardless of whether or not you’re the prankster or the preyed on, four new skins are making their way into Summoner’s Rift in time for April Fools Day!

First up, we have my personal favorite:

Moo Cow Alistar (975 RP)

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Complete with utters, a milk jug, and a bell, there is really not much missing from this hilarious skin. Alistar was a perfect candidate for this skin, being that his default skin is that of a bull. A cow costume on a bull… that is utterly amazing. Come on, that is comic gold.

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This skin is scheduled to be 975 RP, complete with a new model and textures, new particle effects, new special effects (SFX) for his recall and dance animations, and a completely new recall and dance animation. I personally wish this skin would have been named “Cowlistar,” but the cow onesie easily makes up for that. Moo Cow Alistar will be moo’in onto the rift in a few weeks. Make room for the cow!

Pug’Maw (975 RP)

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Next we have Pug’Maw. Isn’t he adorable and cuddly? Well, you might think that BEFORE you see him projectile vomit tennis balls at other champions. I feel like a nice job was done on this skin. For those who are fans of Kog’Maw, then you are probably getting the best of both worlds because who doesn’t love a cute puppy?

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This skin is also scheduled to be 975 RP and will be sporting a new model and textures, brand new particles, a new idle animation and recall, as well as new special effects for the aforementioned idle and recall. Roll over! Play dead! Fetch! You’ll be able to play with your new pet in the coming weeks!

Super Kennen (750 RP)

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Here we have Super Kennen. A little, tiny, Yordle version of The Flash! He’s no Barry Allen, but he’s still cute and has super strength in addition to his lightning fast abilities. It doesn’t get much more adorable… umm, excuse me, I meant to say heroic, than throwing lightning bolts at your enemies.

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This skin’s price is set at 750 RP and comes with a new model and new textures, new particles on his Q ability, as well as new particles on his basic attacks. Super Kennen will be dashing to Summoner’s Rift soon. He still has some bad guys to beat up before he can make his way to us.

Renektoy (750 RP)

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Meet Renektoy, the coolest new action figure on the market! Everyone has a favorite toy, whether it be your desktop computer or a sentimental object from your childhood. Soon, you can add this skin to your collection.  I  really like the simplicity of this skin. Something so simple, yet so cool. I look at this skin and it immediately reminds me of Toy Story, which is all-time favorite film of mine. If you have not seen it, you should! I think Andy would approve.

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Renektoy is scheduled to cost 750 RP, and features a new model and textures, new visual effects for his ultimate ability, and new special effects for what may possibly be the saddest death animation you will ever see.

P.S. Do you see what I mean now? Why couldn’t they do this with Alistar? Combine his champion name with his skin name. COWlistar! Come on!

There you have it, Summoners. Summoner’s Rift is sure to be full of fun as April Fools Day approaches. Which skin is your favorite? Let me know!

 

 

Welcome to Summoner’s Rift

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Whether you’ve been a Summoner for years or are not one at all yet, welcome to Summoner’s Rift! League of Legends is an immersive experience filled with excitement, joy, and sometimes a sprinkle of rage. Well, who am I kidding? More than a sprinkle of rage and more than sometimes! But it is all part of the fun. If you have never played the game, the purpose of this blog is to inform you of everything that will be coming into the game, from new skins to new champions to new game modes and new items. If it’s new, you will find it here! Let’s go over the kinds of content that is usual to League of Legends.

New Champions

In League of Legends, the characters that the player controls are called champions. In some games, these sorts of characters may be referred to as heroes or saviors, but in League, champions do the fighting and rescuing.

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About three or four new champions are released each year, each bringing a new gameplay experience to Summoner’s Rift. Champion reveals are arguably the largest and most anticipated new pieces of content that come into League of Legends.

New Skins

Character customization is a desired feature in most games, and in that regard, League of Legends does not fail to deliver. Skins offer the ability to make your desired champion look cosmetically different. They are sort of like a different outfit for champions. Just like there are fashion lines in the real world, there are skin lines in League, with one of the most popular being the Star Guardian skin line, featured in the photo above. It is worth mentioning that skins do cost real money, but when an amazing new outfit is released for your favorite champion, they are too hard to resist! Skins do not alter gameplay at all, they are strictly for cosmetic purposes, so they are not required to play the game.

New Game Modes

There are several different maps that are offered in League of Legends. Maps are where the League matches take place. The most frequently used map is Summoner’s Rift. This map is used for most 5v5 games. In League, though, there are different game modes that can be played. Game modes offer different and unique gameplay experiences.

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Some examples of game modes include Ranked, URF (Ultra Rapid Fire) Mode, and Ascension. These game modes each take place on a map, whether that map is completely new or already existing. For instance, URF mode takes place on Summoner’s Rift, but Ascension takes place on a map that is specifically designed for that game mode. Game modes are fun, and everyone has a favorite. What is yours?

New Items

Just like there are specific tools that certain professions require, there are specific items that certain champions require. In League of Legends, items are extremely important. Each champion is required to purchase six items throughout the course of a match that make up a build. These items differ from champion to champion. Occasionally, new items are inducted into the game. These items may have certain stats, passive abilities, or active abilities that make them desirable.

All of these news and more will be located in this blog. Another great resource for League of Legends news and updates is Surrender@20. This site is packed with information and will not disappoint!

I am looking so forward to beginning this journey with all of you! What other content might you like to see?