Patch 3.14 Simplified Champion Rundown

Newly released patch notes can be found here http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-
updates/patch/patch-314-notes

We are going to try and simplify it for those who don’t want to take the time to read the whole
thing and worry about numbers. If you are looking for in depth analysis, we suggest you look at the link above or find another post about it.

Corki

● Big change to q now longer instant damage, now “lobs” through the air, and they increased the range

● E now costs less mana

● R AD ratio increased

Overall probably a buff, depends on how hard the new q is to hit

Gragas

● Q Less range but can be exploded quicker

● E now does full damage to every target, and gets cool down reduction if he hits something with it.  Changes playstyle a bit, doesn’t seem like he will stay at about the same strength

Morgana

● R now shows enemies the leash radius

Small nerf shouldn’t change much

Nasus

● Reduced passive lifesteal

Nerf, better chance to shut him down early. Still seems really strong.

Nautilus

● Passive stun duration increased at higher levels

Buff, not huge, still about same strength.

Nidalee

● Q overall does less damage at closer range, still does same damage at max range.

● W debuff time reduced

Nerf, makes Nidalee harder to play, reduced dueling potential, late game poke will still be there.

Nunu

● Q Less damage and healing early but lower cd

Keeping him balanced with upcoming changes to smite, no real change in power

Sivir

● Q damage taken away early, more damage late.

Overall just a shift in power, weaker early game stronger late game.

Vayne

● Condemn changed.  Should only affect the top level vayne players.

Nerf, but will probably go unnoticed to everyone thats not at the top of the ladder for Vayne players.

Janna

● Passive no longer global, more movespeed for champions closer.

● Q now must be channeled for full duration in order to do max damage

● W and E now scale with Janna’s ap

Implementing some of the support changes riot has been talking about, passive and Q nerfed while W and E are buffed late game.

Leona

● W Scales with bonus armor and mr instead of flat values

More support changes, Leona now scales better with gold

Lulu

● Added ap ratio to passive

● Q, W now scale with AP

● E ap ratio reduced

Overall nerf but scales better with AP

Sona

A lot of small changes, power being moved around

Should scale better with gold, overall keeping the same power

Soraka

Added scaling and reduced damage from most abilities.

Overall should be a buff, and scales better with gold

Taric

Reduced scaling with ap added more scaling off tankyness

Buffed when building tanky.

We will be releasing a Simplified Item Rundown tomorrow for Patch 3.14, look out for it!

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GG and What it Means to Me

Good Game

In most games of League of Legends you will get 5 or 6 of the players typing “gg”, or “Good Game”, as the nexus is about to explode.   Some games you get the players who type out “bg”, or “gg easy noobs”. I will be one of the ones typing “gg” at the end of every game, win or lose, trolls or no trolls, and I will tell you why I think you should, too.

I think of typing gg at the end of a game as the equivalent of the end of the game handshake in sporting events. That handshake separates the “game” from real life. To me it says what ever happened out there was part of the competition, and now that is behind us and I respect you as a person outside of the game. It has nothing to do with the game itself being good or not, rather, it is a way to ease all of the tension built up during the game.

To me typing “bg” at the end of a game is like licking your hand before you shake hands with your opponent. It is an immature reaction, and it displays a person’s inability to handle defeat. One must understand that not everything in life will go their way. I don’t care if your jungler dc’d 3 minutes into the game, it is no one’s fault, and neither team has any control over it. Unfortunately, this leads to people saying things like “bg” or “bot lane fed” etc.  In a very team centric game things like this are bound to occur rather often.  If you can’t handle it maybe you should play a different game.

Finally, let’s talk about the people who type “gg easy noobs” at the end of a game. These people make my head hurt, as it is the most cowardly way to insult somebody I could ever imagine. First off, you are hiding behind an internet name, anonymously playing with someone you will probably never play with again and certainly never play with in real life. Not only that, but you are doing it at the very last second you possibly can giving absolutely no chance for a response. This single statement leaves a bad taste in the opposing team’s mouth, and probably within that player’s own team.  It is an unfortunate note to end any game on, and the emotions it causes in the other players may even spread to their next few games.

All in all, gg is not saying “Oh that game was close,” or “I really enjoyed playing with you.” To me, it is just showing a little bit of respect to another human that shares the same interest as you.  It is a way of putting the game behind you, and moving on with no animosity between players. If you can’t do this at the end of a game by typing two simple letters, then maybe you should reconsider what it truly means to play a video game.

ggwp

Imaqtpie Stream Review

Name  – Imaqtpie

Linkhttp://www.twitch.tv/imaqtpie

Roles Played –  ADC, Mid, Jungle

Champions – Plays all ADC’s.  One of the best Ezreal players in North America. Plays a lot of Zed/Lee Sin/ Kha’zix in Solo Queue, as well as a huge variety of other champions.

Description – Imaqtpie is the ADC for Team Dignitas.  This is one of our favorite streamers, as he streams almost everyday in the morning/ afternoon. You get the full twitch experience when you watch Imaqtpie stream, from top level game play, to his hilarious troll personality, the funniest queue time games, and the best of twitch chat 2013. We highly recommend you ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノRaise Your Dongers ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

Stream Rating – Challenger

YouTube Highlights:

Imaqtpie also wrote the Book of Dong.  Here is one excerpt:

Our Scarra, who art in heaven, dognitas be thy name, thy donger come, thy dong be done, in LoL as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bowflex, and forgive us of our #heimermechanics, as we forgive those who #heimermechanic against us, and lead us not into FrankerZ, but deliver us from Odee.

Praise the Lord and everlasting Scarra, praise his son Qtpie, our savior, and praise the holy dong, it flows through us all and gives us life. For without the dong, man would not have conquered the bowflex, and the world would be lost to FrankerZ.

At the table, Qtpie took the bread, gave thanks and said “take this all of you, this is my body, it has been given up for you. Do this in memory of me.” When supper was finished, Qtpie took the cup, gave thanks and said, “take this and drink from it, this is my blood, it has been shed for you and for all so that your sins may be forgiven, do this in memory of me.” (Book of Dong 6:12)

ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノEnjoy the stream! ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

The League Report Stream Review Format and Introduction

We at The League Report have spent more time watching League of Legends stream than we care to admit. We want to put this time to good use and share some of our thoughts on the streams we watch so that our readers can find the stream that is right for them.

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We have broken our reviews up in to 4 sections:

Role: what are the most common roles for the streamer to play

Champions: most played, most skilled champions

Description: Everything else you need to know about the streamer

Ranking: Our ranking of the quality of the stream from Bronze – Challenger. Note: This is not the streamer’s division ranking.

YouTube Highlights: These videos will be small highlights from the respective stream to give viewers a taste of the streamer’s personality and streaming style before they tune in to the live stream.

We hope you find our reviews helpful, and feel free to suggest streams in which you would like to see reviewed in the future!

Champion and Skin Sale Breakdown: 11.19 – 11.22

Champions:

Graves (487 RP) – Graves is not in the best place right now as an ADC.  He doesn’t benefit from the Tri-Force buffs like some ADC’s do, and he has received many nerfs in the past.  Hopefully Season 4 will bring Graves back a bit.

Brand (440 RP) – Brand is a very strong mid lane caster at the moment.  If Brand manages to pick up a few kills in the early game he can 1 shot a lot of champions.  He does massive AOE damage, so his team fights are scary.  Great champion if you put the time in to learn him.

Singed (292 RP) – Singed is one of the most annoying champions in the game to play against if he is played correctly.  With his tankiness, his poison trails, and his speed, he is almost impossible to catch.  Singed can split push all day, even while standing at the enemy’s Nexus killing two waves at once.

Skins:

Koi Nami (487 RP) – Koi Nami is a nice looking skin.  It is playful and colorful, making the already fun to play Nami even nicer looking.  If you are a Nami player I would recommend this skin.  There has been talks of a new Nami skin coming out soonish, but nothing is confirmed.

Augmented Singed (487 RP) – This is personally my favorite Singed skin.  Singed has many skins to choose from, but this one has always stuck out to me.  The green poison container and the cut off sleeve make this skin stand out, and I would recommend it.

Lumberjack Sion (260 RP) – What’s not to love about a Sion skin?  This champion is hilarious to play, and not many people know what he does.  Come into the game as a Lumberjack and you will have your enemies shaking in their boots. (Warning: they may be shaking from laughter)  I think that this is a hilarious skin, and will be buying it for this week’s sale.

 

Sale Playlist:

What’s a Meta? (Fun Randomizer Application)

Ultimate Bravery League of Legends Randomizer Example

My first random option.

 

Since League of Legends Season 3 has ended, it is now a good time to have some fun with the game and troll around a bit.  Try out Ultimate Bravery, an application which randomizes your League of Legends experience!  This application can be used as a complete randomizer, or you can customize the options in which you want to be random.  For example, you may personally select which champion you want to play, but randomize the masteries, lane, and item build.  All of these options can be accessed when the user chooses “Reroll Advanced”.

My suggestion is to get a group of 5 friends together, all use Ultimate Bravery, and go into Blind Normals.  This will provide you with a full team of random champions, items, and roles.  I would recommend calling lanes before hand, or else you may end up with 3 top laners and 2 junglers.  If you want the truly random experience, however, maybe your team can pull this off.

Another good use of this application would be 5v5 Custom Games.  An entire game of 10 random champions running around with random item builds and summoner spells just sounds like too much fun.

Disclaimer:  The League Report is not responsible for the reports that will undoubtedly result from the use of Ultimate Bravery.  Use at your own discretion, and please don’t ruin ranked games for other players.

If you play a game with this application, tell us how it went and what build/champion you were given!

What’s a meta? Let’s have some fun!

Ultimate Bravery

 

 

 

What You Need to Climb the Ladder

The League Report Ladder to Climbing Elo

Players tend to think that they need to “carry” every game in order to move up the ladder of Ranked Play. This is not the case, no matter what these “Carry out of Elo Hell” streams say. The truth is that you can’t win all of your games. In fact, if the system is working properly you will win exactly 50 percent of your games.  The first step in climbing the ladder is to ignore the trolls / feeders, and focus on yourself.  The second, third, and fourth steps are to be patient, learn from your own mistakes, and have fun.

Being able to positively impact your games will increase your entire team’s chance of winning to above the 50% standard. Assuming that the game matches you with people of even skill the best way to improve is to learn more from each game than your opponent does.  If they truly are equally skilled before the game, you want to leave the game more skilled than them.

 For example, let’s say that you are a top main.  The Team Builder system is in place, and everyone is playing their main role.  If you are at your correct Elo, the enemy top laner will be of equal skill as you.  This means that either of you can win the lane based on skill level.  If you lose the lane, think about why you lost the lane.  Did you all in at a bad time?  Did you not know how long the cooldowns were on the enemy’s abilities?  If you can leave a game recognizing your mistakes and learning from them, you will be a better player because of it.  Sooner or later you will have gained more knowledge than all of the other top lane players in your Elo, and you will begin to win your matchups and help increase your teams’ likelihood of victory.  Winning your lane is a way to help your team’s chances of winning the game, but looking at the good and bad things that occurred in your lane is a way to help your future teams’ chances of winning the game and raising your own Elo.

Having fun is an important part of League of Legends and learning.  If you play the game without having any fun, why do you play it at all?  Having fun also puts you in a better mood, which will make it easier to think and recognize the good plays and the mistakes that take place throughout a game.  It will also aid in the allocation of blame, as one who is in a good mood is much more likely to blame himself than someone who is in a bad mood.  Seeing your own faults through this lens can improve your skills.

So, how do you climb the elo ladder?  Patience, responsibility, and fun.  It’s not a race to get to the next division, it’s a goal.  Don’t rush it; make sure that you learn from every game you play, whether it be a /ff at 20 for the enemy team, or a 60 minute heartbreaking loss.  Take responsibility for your own mistakes, and learn from them.  Finally, have fun while you do it.  After all, video games were created for entertainment and fun, and let’s not forget that.