Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Diana, Scorn of the Moon - Base Stats and Spotlight

Diana, Scorn of the Moon
         Mage Melee Fighter Jungler

Attack Power

Defense Power

Abiltiy Power


Health 438 (+90)                 Attack damage 51 (+3)
Health regen. 8.88 (+0.12)   Attack speed 0.625 (+2.88%)
Mana 230 (+40)                  Armor 16 (+3.6)
Mana regen. 7 (+0.12)         Magic res. 30 (+1.25)
Range 150                         Mov. speed 320 


Moonsilver Blade
(Innate): Diana gains 20% additional attack speed. Every third strike cleaves nearby enemies for 20 / 25 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 / 110 / 125 / 140 / 155 / 175 / 195 / 215 / 240 / 265 / 290 (+0.6 per ability power) additional magic damage.

Leveling up

Crescent Strike
(Active): Diana unleashes a bolt of lunar energy, dealing magic damage in an arc. Crescent Strike afflicts enemies struck with Moonlight, revealing them for 3 seconds.
  • Cost: 55 mana
  • Range to center of AoE: 400min, 800max (estimate)
  • Radius of AoE: 50 (estimate)

Cooldown: 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 seconds
Magic Damage: 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+0.8 per ability power)

Pale Cascade
(Active): Diana creates three orbiting spheres that last up to 4 seconds and detonate on contact, dealing magic damage to all nearby enemies. She also gains a temporary shield that absorbs damage. This shield is refreshed if all three spheres detonate.
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds
  • AoE radius of sphere damage: 200 (estimate)
Cost: 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 mana
Shield Strength: 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 / 155 (+0.4 per ability power)
Magic Damage per Orb: 20 / 36 / 52 / 68 / 84 (+0.2 per ability power)
Maximum Magic Damage: 60 / 108 / 156 / 204 / 252 (+0.6 per ability power)

(Active): Diana draws in all nearby enemies and slows them for 2 seconds.
  • Cost: 70 mana
  • Effect radius: 250 (estimate)

Cooldown: 26 / 24 / 22 / 20 / 18 seconds
Slow: 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 %

Lunar Rush
(Active): Diana becomes the living embodiment of the vengeful moon, teleporting to an enemy and dealing magic damage. Lunar Rush has no cooldown when used to teleport to an enemy afflicted with Moonlight, and will consume all active Moonlight debuffs.
  • Range: 800 (estimate) 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Diana, Scorn of the Moon, Revealed


  • Moonsilver Blade (Passive): Diana has increased Attack Speed. Every third strike cleaves nearby enemies for additional magic damage.
  • Crescent Strike: Diana swings her blade to unleash a bolt of lunar energy, afflicting enemies with Moonlight and dealing damage in an arc before exploding.
  • Pale Cascade: Diana creates three orbiting spheres that detonate on contact with enemies to deal damage in an area. She also gains a temporary shield that absorbs damage. This shield is refreshed if all three spheres detonate.
  • Moonfall: Diana draws in and slows all nearby enemies.
  • Lunar Rush (Ultimate): Diana teleports to an enemy and deals magic damage. Lunar Rush has no cooldown when used to teleport to a target afflicted with Moonlight.

The tide of battle is turning, summoners. With ceaseless aggression, powered and protected by the lunar light, Diana, Scorn of the Moon, controls and chases her enemies through the battlefield, leaving them no sunlight for solace.

Diana’s high area of effect damage and defensive abilities make her an ideal jungler. Pale Cascade creates three orbiting spheres that detonate and deal damage to any enemy that comes close, while protecting her with a shield that absorbs any incoming damage. If all three orbs are detonated, the shield effect is refreshed, allowing her to absorb even more punishment. This destructive shield, combined with a cleaving attack from her passive, Moonsilver Blade, helps her deal out significant damage to multiple targets as she quickly tears through jungle camps.

Drawing power from the moon, Diana’s kit revolves around her use of Moonlight to prep her enemies for an incoming attack. The breakneck pace of Diana’s gameplay and her relentless chasing potential are driven by the interplay between Crescent Strike and her ultimate ability, Lunar Rush. A unique curved skillshot, Crescent Strike unleashes lunar energy in an arc, damaging any enemies in its path and simultaneously afflicting them with Moonlight. Casting Lunar Rush to teleport to an enemy afflicted by Moonlight will reset the ability cooldown while consuming all active Moonlight debuffs. Judicious use of Moonlight combined with accurate casts of Crescent Strike gives Diana incredible mobility and sustained damage throughout a long fight. While using Lunar Rush only in combination with Moonlight will give Diana the highest damage output over time, you may make a judgment call and accept the longer cooldown to either directly rush a vulnerable target or double tap a Moonlight afflicted enemy for heavy burst damage.

Diana’s kit really comes together in a team fight. After initiating with Crescent Strike and Lunar Rush, she can follow up with Moonfall, drawing in and slowing all nearby enemies, holding them in range for Moonsilver Blade and Pale Cascade until Crescent Strike is ready again. The added durability of her shield helps her survive heavy damage, while the mobility of a Moonlight-enhanced ultimate helps her pursue and assassinate high-value targets. With the complex interplay of her abilities, Diana’s got the potential to control the jungle while executing quick ganks and threatening enemies in team fights.  

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ZYRA Champion Spotlight

Welcome to the Zyra Champion Spotlight!
Riot just released the Spotlight to the newest addition to League.
I think she looks pretty ok, Im not sure if I think shes gonna be OP but we will see.
Enjoy :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mid July Patch Notes

New Skins in the Store
  • Mythic Cassiopeia

PvP.net v1.63
  • New Matchmaking Upgrades
    • Players who are under Level 30 are far less likely to face Level 30s
    • Greatly improved matchmaking for premade groups of 4
    • Matchmaking improved for highly skilled players trying to queue with lower skilled friends
    • Matchmaking in Ranked Solo/Duo Queue now restricts the number of duo queue pairings on each team to 1 per team
  • Improved initial seeding for Ranked Teams composed of skilled Ranked Solo/Duo players
  • Summoner Profiles now display the highest Ranked Team rating, instead of Arranged Team ratings

League of Legends v1.0.0.143

Zyra, Rise of the Thorns
  • Pending the completion of some further testing on PBE, Zyra will be released at a future date.

  • Fixed: Mark of the Assassin's tooltip now states the correct Energy return amount

  • Fixed: Despair now displays a range indicator when hovered over

  • Fixed: Valkyrie's targeting indicator now scales with distance from Corki

Evelynn (Remade)
  • Shadow Walk (Passive)
    • Evelynn fades away into the shadows. She can only be seen by nearby enemy Champions or true sight
    • While in stealth, Evelynn regenerates 1% of her max Mana every second
    • Casting spells, taking damage, or dealing damage unstealths Evelynn for 8 seconds
  • Hate Spike
    • 19/23/27/31/35 Mana, 1.5 second Cooldown
    • Evelynn fires a line of spikes through a nearby enemy, dealing 40/60/80/100/120 (+0.45 Ability Power) (+0.4 bonus Attack Damage) magic damage to all enemies in its path
    • Hate Spike prioritizes what Evelynn has attacked recently
  • Dark Frenzy
    • No Cost, 20 second Cooldown
    • Passive: Evelynn's spell hits on enemy Champions grant her 4/8/12/16/20 Movement Speed for 3 seconds (effect stacks up to 4 times)
    • Active: Evelynn removes all slows affecting her and gains 30/40/50/60/70% Movement Speed for 3 seconds
    • Champion kills and assists refresh Dark Frenzy's cooldown
  • Ravage
    • 50/55/60/65/70 Mana, 9 second Cooldown
    • Evelynn slashes a target enemy 2 times, dealing 35/60/85/110/135 (+0.5 Ability Power) (+0.4 bonus Attack Damage) magic damage with each strike
    • Evelynn then gains 60/75/90/105/120% Attack Speed for 3 seconds
  • Agony's Embrace
    • 100 Mana, 150/120/90 second Cooldown
    • Evelynn impales all enemies in the targeted area, dealing 15/20/25% (+1% per 50 Ability Power) of their maximum Health in magic damage and slowing their Movement Speed by 30/50/70% for 2 seconds
    • Evelynn siphons their pain, gaining a 150/225/300 health shield for each enemy Champion hit which lasts up to 6 seconds

  • Parrrley
    • Now refunds half the mana cost if Parrrley kills the target

  • Perseverance
    • Added a buff timer to show when Perseverance will reactivate

  • Fixed: Body Slam no longer stops when encountering created terrain (ex: Anivia's Crystallize)

  • Smokescreen
    • Sight reduction range reduced to 675 from 800

  • Fixed: Counter Strike's dodge component now works properly against Shen

  • Riftwalk
    • Damage reduced to 60/70/80 from 60/90/120
    • Ability Power ratio increased to 0.8 from 0.5

  • Ground Slam
    • Armor ratio reduced to 30% from 50%
    • Now has a 0.2 Ability Power ratio
    • Attack Speed reduction duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4

  • Summon Voidling (Passive)
    • Voidlings prioritize enemies Malzahar is autoattacking if Malefic visions isn't present
    • Voidling pathing and general AI improved
    • Voidlings will now hide in brush and won't attack if Malzahar is in brush and not in combat
    • Voidling dance animation added
  • Call of the Void
    • Delay is now consistent at 0.6 seconds
    • Now deals damage in a single hit - rather than two separate hits
    • Now grants vision along the entire line path - rather than only at the two end points
    • Now deals damage to units surrounding the end points
  • Null Zone
    • Cast time removed - Malzahar may now cast this ability while moving
    • Damage now starts 0.25 seconds after casting the ability
  • Nether Grasp
    • Malzahar ignores orders that would cancel his ultimate within the first 0.5 seconds of Nether Grasp
    • Voidlings prioritize champions immobilized in Nether Grasp above all other priorities

  • Fixed: Children of the Grave's initial damage now correctly draws turret aggro

  • Black Shield
    • Cooldown increased at earlier ranks to 23/21/19/17/15 seconds from 15 at all ranks
    • Cast range increased to 750 from 600
    Soul Shackles
    • Leash range is now more accurate (now updates every 0.25 seconds from 0.5 seconds)

  • Shroud of Darkness
    • Shield duration reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2
  • Paranoia
    • Cooldown increased at earlier ranks to 180/140/100 seconds from 160/130/100
    • Updated Umbra Blades tooltip

  • Fixed: Visionary will now grant free cost spells even if spells were ranked up while the Visionary buff was already active

  • General
    • Fixed: Attack Range is now 525 at all times.
  • Command: Attack
    • Ability Power ratio increased to 0.5 from 0.4
  • Command: Shockwave
    • Fixed: Now stuns enemies that were in the middle of a movement skill.

  • Fixed: Arctic Assault no longer stops when encountering created terrain (ex: Anivia's Crystallize)

  • General
    • Basic attack and Power Chord missile speeds increased to 2000 from 1500
    • Aura persistence duration reduced to 1 second after deactivation from 2
    • Global cooldown reduced to 0.5 seconds from 2
  • Power Chord
    • Power Chord now resets your attack timer so you can use it immediately
  • Crescendo
    • Now deals all its damage instantly, rather than over time
    • Fixed: Opponents can no longer Cleanse the damage portion of Crescendo

  • Ki Strike
    • Damage reduced to 4 + 4 per level from 4 + 6 per level

  • Camouflage (Passive)
    • Fixed: Teemo now gains the Attack Speed buff instantly after leaving invisibility

  • Explosive Shot
    • Fixed: Passive damage no longer activates from spell damage
    • Fixed: Tooltip now reflects the Ability Power ratio

Twitch (Remade)
  • Stats
    • Attack Range increased to 550 from 500
    • Base Health increased to 389 from 356
    • Health per level increased to 81 from 78
    • Base Mana increased to 220 from 180
    • Mana per level increased to 40 from 35
    • Base Attack Damage reduced to 47 from 51.56
    • Attack Damage per level reduced to 3 from 3.3
    • Attack animation improved
  • Deadly Venom (Passive)
    • Damage reduced to 12/24/36/48 per stack from 15/30/45/60
  • Ambush
    • 60 Mana, 16 second Cooldown
    • After 1.25 seconds, Twitch becomes invisible for 4/5/6/7/8 seconds and gains 20% Movement Speed. Twitch gains 30/40/50/60/70% Attack Speed for 5 seconds after revealing himself
  • Venom Cask
    • 50 Mana, 13/12/11/10/9 second Cooldown
    • Twitch hurls a cask full of venom to target area that slows targets by 25/30/35/40/45% for 3 seconds and adds 2 stacks of Deadly Venom
  • Expunge
    • 70/75/80/85/90 Mana, 12/11/10/9/8 second Cooldown
    • Deals 20/35/50/65/80 plus 15/20/25/30/35 (+0.2 Ability Power) (+0.25 bonus Attack Damage) per stack of Deadly Venom as physical damage to all nearby enemies affected by Deadly Venom
    • No longer removes Deadly Venom stacks
  • Spray and Pray
    • 100/125/150 Mana, 120/110/100 second Cooldown
    • Twitch's basic attacks become powerful piercing bolts with 300 bonus range, and Twitch gains 20/28/36 Attack Damage. Each bolt deals 20% less damage to subsequent targets down to a minimum of 40% damage. Lasts 7 seconds.

  • Acid Hunter
    • Damage adjusted to 50/80/110/140/170 (+1.2 bonus Attack Damage) from 10/40/70/100/130 (+0.85 total Attack Damage)
    • Lock-on missile cast range reduced to 1200 from 1500
    • Fixed: Rank 1 range is no longer higher than the other ranks
  • Noxian Corrosive Charge
    • Cooldown increased to 15/14/13/12/11 seconds from 11 at all ranks
    • Cast range reduced to 900 from 950
  • Hyper-Kinetic Position Reverser
    • Cast range reduced to 550/700/850 from 700/775/850

  • Sanguine Pool
    • Movement Speed bonus now decays over time

  • Arcane Barrage
    • Reduced the delay between casting the spell and the impact to 0.5 seconds from 0.875 seconds
    • The visual indicator for the ultimate will appear at the start of the cast bar instead of at the end

Xin Zhao (Remade)
  • Stats
    • Base Attack Speed increased to 0.672 from 0.658
    • Attack Speed per level increased to 2.7% from 2.5%
    Challenge (Passive)
    • Xin Zhao challenges his target with his basic attacks and Audacious Charge, reducing their Armor by 15% for 3 seconds. Only one target can be challenged at a time.
  • Three Talon Strikes
    • Now reduces his other ability cooldowns by 1 second with each strike
    • Attack Damage ratio increased to 1.2 from 1.0
    • Cooldown reduced to 9/8/7/6/5 seconds from 10
  • Battle Cry
    • Passive: Heals Xin Zhao for 26/32/38/44/50 (+0.7 Ability Power) every third basic attack
    • Active no longer reduces other abilities' cooldowns
    • Cooldown reduced to 16/15/14/13/12 seconds from 24/22/20/18/16
    • Mana Cost increased to 40 from 35
  • Audacious Charge
    • Now challenges the target
    • Damage increased to 70/115/160/205/250 (+0.6 Ability Power) from 70/110/150/190/230 (+0.4 Ability Power)
    • Slow increased to 25/30/35/40/45% from 20/25/30/35/40%
    • Slow duration increased to 2 seconds from 1.5
    • Range reduced to 600 from 650
    • Cooldown reduced to 13/12/11/10/9 seconds from 16/15/14/13/12
  • Crescent Sweep
    • Now knocks all unchallenged targets back
    • Now has a 1.0 bonus Attack Damage ratio
    • Cooldown increased to 100/90/80 seconds from 75
    • Armor and Magic Resist bonus adjusted to 15/20/25 per champion hit from 25 + 7/10/13 per champion hit
    • Now has a new particle

  • Fixed: Unholy Covenant (Passive) no longer reduces true damage

  • Satchel Charge
    • Cooldown reduced at earlier ranks to 26/24/22/20/18 seconds from 30/27/24/21/18

Summoner's Rift
  • Outer turret vision range increased to 1095 from 800

Twisted Treeline
  • The Dragon on Twisted Treeline now has the same chat kill announcement as the Dragon on Summoner's Rift

  • Heart of Gold
    • Health reduced to 200 from 250
  • Ionic Spark
    • Added a counter to show when Ionic Spark will be charged
  • Philosopher's Stone
    • Health Regen per 5 seconds reduced to 15 from 18
  • Avarice Blade, Heart of Gold, Kage's Lucky Pick, and Philospher's Stone now have counters in their tooltip to indicate how much gold the item has generated over the course of the game

Co-op vs. AI
  • Changed the way bots evaluate towers to better take into account minions and enemies
  • Changed return to base logic for bots to make them more likely to heal and purchase items
  • Dominion bots should now properly ignore invisible units when deciding to defend capture points
  • Beginner bots are now less likely to assist each other during kill and retreat situations
  • Fixed: Bot assist logic now works during the laning phase
  • Updated Ashe Bot's item build
  • Master Yi Bot should now properly purchase Sanguine Blade on Dominion instead of The Bloodthirster

  • Added character portraits to the Spectator-mode Dragon and Baron kill announcements
  • Fixed: Spectator no longer occasionally causes floating text announcements to be permanently displayed throughout the game
  • Fixed: When using time controls, gold numbers will no longer get stuck on the screen for some users
  • Fixed several issues that occur when reconnecting, including ghost minions, invisible champions, untargetable towers, and strange store behavior
  • When disconnected, the game will now attempt to reconnect automatically

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Evelynn the Widowmaker REMAKE finally!

Ok so for as long as I can remember Evelynn has been absolutely shit in League. Her abilities were weak and she just wasn't viable in games. She's probably the most common troll pick in games.... but anyways I just found this new Champ Spotlight about the Evelynn remake and thought I'd share. The video has all the details on the new Eve abilities.

I hope after this remake I will see her in a lot of games not as a troll pick but as a champ that actually wants to win a game

Friday, July 13, 2012

Zyra, Rise of the Thorns

Zyra, Rise of the Thorns is the newest addition to League. Im assuming she will be AP ranged mage. She also reminds me of Slither from Heroes of Newearth, he was pretty OP in HoN so I hope she's just as good in LoL. 

I inserted to videos at the end of the post. One is a Zyra skin spotlight and other is Art spotlight. 

Queen of Thorns (Passive): Upon dying, Zyra transforms into a vengeful plant that fires one last shot before expiring.
This seems useless to me as you have to be dead for it to happen which you never want to happen.

Deadly Bloom: Zyra grows a bud at target location. After a brief delay it explodes, launching damaging thorns at all nearby enemies. If cast on a seed, Deadly Bloom grows a Thorn Spitter plant, which fires at enemies from afar.

Cost: 75 / ? / ? / ? / ? mana
Magic Damage: 75 / 120 / 165 / 210 / 255 (+0.6 per ability power)
Magic Damage of Rampant:62 / ? / ? / ? / ? (+0.25 per ability power)
Acts like Cho'Gath's knock up without the knock up :D Instead it activates her E for a plant to grow and do damage.

Rampant Growth: Zyra plants a seed, granting vision of an area for up to 30 seconds. Other spells cast on seeds will turn them into plants who fight for Zyra.

This skill seems weak as you have to chain it with another to get the full effect and when you do, the plants do not do much damage at all. 

Grasping Roots: Zyra sends forth vines through the ground to ensnare her target, dealing damage and rooting enemies they come across. If cast on a seed, Grasping Roots grows a Vine Lasher, whose short range attacks reduce enemy Movement Speed.
Cost: 70 / ? / ? / ? / ? mana
Magic Damage: 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+0.6 per ability power)
Root Duration: 0.75 / 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 seconds
Magic Damage of Rampant:50 / ? / ? / ? / ? (+0.25 per ability power)
Slow of Rampant: 30 / ? / ? / ? / ?%
Stranglethorns (Ultimate): Zyra summons a twisted thicket at her target location, dealing damage to enemies as it expands and knocking them airborne as it contracts. Plants in the area are enraged, increasing their Attack Speed.
Cost: 100 / ? / ? mana
Magic Damage: 200 / ? / ? (+0.7 per ability power)

Longing to take control of her fate, the ancient, dying plant Zyra transferred her consciousness into a human body for a second chance at life. Centuries ago, she and her kind dominated the Plague Lands, using thorns and vines to consume any animal that set foot in their territory. As the years passed, the animal population steadily died off. Food became increasingly scarce, and Zyra could only stand by helplessly as the last of her kin withered away. She thought she would perish alone, until the appearance of an unwary sorceress presented her with an opportunity for salvation.
It was the first time in years Zyra had sensed a creature wander so close. Hunger drew her to the sorceress, but some other, deeper instinct compelled her. She enveloped the woman in thorns with ease, but as she savored this final meal, foreign memories invaded her thoughts. She saw great jungles of metal and stone where humans and animals thrived. Potent magic surged through her vines, and she devised an elegant but risky plan to survive. Using the woman’s memories, Zyra poured her newfound magic into the creation of a human-shaped vessel. She didn’t know what sort of world awaited her, but she had nothing left to lose. When Zyra opened her eyes, she was overwhelmed by the raw power ready at her fingertips. It wasn’t until she noticed the shriveled remains of the plant she once was that she realized how vulnerable she had become. If this body died, there would be no network of vines to retreat through, no roots to regrow her...but she felt truly alive. She beheld the world for the first time as animals did, and a dark smile crept across her lips. She was reborn, and there was so much now within her grasp.
“Closer to the flower, closer to the thorns.” - Zyra

Zyra Art Spotlight

Finally from whats been released on the PBE there are some new skins coming as well. I will post the patch notes as soon as they come. Enjoy :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

All the Jayce Patch Notes here

As per usual with riot there are some interesting changes in the upcoming Jayce patch. There is alot of work being done on the skins which I have mentioned in a previous blog already but here is some of the new mentioned changes here. 

These are some unofficial patch notes that may be implemented or tweaked a little aswell: 


  • Base Health increased to 523, from 493.
  • Armor increased to 19.6 (+3.6), from 18.7 (+2.7)
This reminds me of the recent buff Malphite received. Yes it was minor but i have been seeing him played a little bit more, i hope this will make Gragas a little bit more viable mid in high elo play.


  • Base Damage decreased to 49.3, from 54.6.
A very small nerf but i think it is deserved. Kennen played well can decimate a team 1v5 so a light AD reduction wont affect him too much. 


  • Health decreased to 484, from 524.
  • Living Artillery Additional Mana Cost Cap increased to "Each subsequent Living Artillery in the next 8 seconds costs additional Mana up to a maximum of 400 Mana, from Each subsequent Living Artillery in the next seconds costs additional Mana up to a maximum of 200 Mana.
I think this is defiantly needed. After Graves minor change last patch Kog'Maw has been one of the best AD choices by far and a very strong mid hero essentially giving you a 2in1 combo. This will nerf some of his early game presence and Ultimate damage which can just chunk down enemy Champions. 


  • Electro Harpoon Tooltip updated: Danger Zone Bonus: Deals 30% additional damage and slowpercentage is increased to20/26/33/39/45%. 
  • Scrap Shield Tooltip udpated: Danger Zone Bonus: 30% increasein shield health and Movement Speed is increased to13/19/26/32/39%.
Not sure if these were already the numbers Rumble was doing and the tooltip was just wrong but these buffs will make him seen more Top in ranked play.


  • Hungering Strike AP Ratio increased to 75/125/175/225/275 (+1) and 8/10/12/14/16(+1), from 75/125/175/225/275(+1) and 8/10/12/14/16(+0)
I don't think this is really needed. Warwick has been nerfed and buffed for a long time and i think he is one of the most balanced Champions in League.


Mana Potion

  • Gold Cost reduced to 35, from 40.
Good change in my opinion, never really could find a good reason why mana potions cost more.

Back to Jayce again here are his abilities in action. I can't wait to try this guy out.

So they have updated his abilities names. Read my other blog post to see what they do :)
Q - To the Skies / Shock Blast
W - Static Field / Hyper Charge
E - Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate
R - Deformation