Friday, June 22, 2012

Jayce and ARAM?

So I have been snooping around for info on the new upcoming stuff for LoL in the new patch and stumbled on the abilities for the 100th champion for LoL and the new All Random All Middle map, a custom game like dominion were there is just one lane and when you die you swap to a new hero but keep the items bought and the level you reached.

Passive: Jayce gains 40 bonus Movespeed and ignores unit collision for 1.25 seconds after each shift.

     Hammer Form:

Q – Thunderstrike: Deals magic damage based on % of target’s max HP and knocks target away.
W – Thunderleap: Jayce jumps to target location, dealing physical damage and applying a slow to all enemies hit.
E –  Shift Cannon: Shifts into cannon form, gaining increased range and new abilities.
     Cannon Form:
Q – Gate of Speed: Jayce summons an electrical gate boosting the Movespeed of teammates passing through. If Jayce’s ranged attacks pass through this gate, the projectiles gain damage/range/speed.
W- Energy Charge: Jayce charges himself with electricity, gaining attack speed for a few attacks.
E- Shift Hammer: Shifts into hammer form, gaining passive armor and magic resist and new abilities.
R- Lighting Field (Both forms): Passive: Jayce gains Mana on Auto attack.   Active: Create a Lighting field dealing AoE damage over time.

I have only found his voice but he reminds me of Zeus in Dota. This guy seems like Kennen's big brother he has a strong nuke and movement speed buff with his Q. A gap closer and adrenaline skill with his W. A rang increase and defense buff with E. Finally a AoE spell for team-fights with his R. Any hero that games two abilites from a single spell is strong in my opinion for the amount of utility they bring to a team. The obvious example is Lee Sin and it would be nice to have another hero like him in the League :D

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Big Weekend for LoL

Where to begin, lets start with the good stuff! The new Ezreal skin with its upgrades as you level and with its visual look itself makes it in my opinion the best one to date. 

Props to SkinSpotlight on youtube you can check his channel below. As you can see there, the next champion will be Jayce, Tryndamere's sword is getting a much needed size increase, A Scorched Earth Xerath skin, a new Ahri skin which looks nice and a Panda skin for everyone's favorite Teemo :D

I am defiantly going to purchase this skin, the thing i love the most is after a few seconds of running his jetpack animation goes off and looks really cool. I hope Riot keep this trend and introduces more skins with visual changes as you level up. In my opinion it adds more realism to the game, for example when you are hitting for 60 at level 1 and 600 at level 18 and you dont look any different its a bit weird. But if you get a bigger sword or a bigger gun it would make more sense. Hopefully they will make a Pulsefire theme including maybe Tristana, Caitlyn, Orianna and Gangplank.

Next up is Dreamhack over this weekend. I watched M5 beat AL last night and look forward to today's games. Some big teams going to be playing so tune into that. Ill be watching on Also Riot have introduces LoL to Greece on EU east which will improve the player base there as it is quite small compared to NA and EU West. I hope you all have a nice weekend and enjoy some League of Legends fun.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

TSM beat! Next Dignitas vs Dynamic

After 3 action packed games, TSM take the win over, both teams were looking really dominant throughout the games never giving up much to each other, the last two games were so so close with neither team giving up more than 2k gold at a time, it really was a rocking horse with CLG taking an advantage just as TSM scrape it back and go into the lead. The first game TSM came out really strong winning all the lanes and having a huge advantage winning the game, the second game was very close and the deciding fator was when TSM got baron and Froggen immediatly replied with a quad-kill that made him snowball to victory. The last game was the best as CLG where creeping ahead early game and were looking generally stronger than TSM, until Dyrus on Kennen and Regi on Morgana got their Zhonya's Hourglass' and won a crucial team fight which turned the game around and they pushed hard and fast for the win.

Next up is Dignitas Vs. Dynamic :) what are your predictions for this, im leaning slightly in favour for Dig as they have always been so strong and a genuinely nice team. Check it out live here

Friday, June 1, 2012

Draven, the Glorious Executioner. Updated

Riot have gone all out over the past few weeks releasing two new champions and now a third is on the way. Draven is the newest lineup to the leagues roster. He looks very flashy, fancy and more interested in fame and glory, almost like a happy go lucky killer :D He is defiantly the more bright sided sibling as Darius is just a cold blooded murderer. I do like the sound of him and I am very eager to see how he fairs against Varus, Sivir and the rest of the AD Carries.

So here are the statistics for this guy.


          Health: 358(+82)    Attack Damage: 46.5(+3.5)             Armor: 16(+3.3)
 Health Regen: 5(+0.7)                    Mana: 240 (+42)        Magic Res: 30
  Mana Regen: 6.95(+0.65)             Range: 525               Mov. Speed: 305 

Overall I would say his stats are below average for AD's. His range is really an issue with it being a lot lower than most of the other Carries, taking unnecessary poke coming in to last hit. His armor and mana are also below average, this wont matter end game but in lane he is going to be babysat extra hard.

Look at that cheeky little grin, reminds me of a chaotic good rogue or something :) I have looked around for his abilities damage and its scaling and this looks correct. Please don't get mad if its slightly different on release haha.

 (Passive) Wicked Blades: Draven's critical strikes deal 30 + (4 × level) bonus physical damage over 4 seconds. Spinning Axe also causes this effect even if it does not critically strike.
I do like this passive, it adds a little RNG back into the game which I do enjoy. I can see an early Avarice Blade being used in a few non-cookie cutter AD Carry builds.

Q: Spinning Axe: Draven's next attack will deal bonus damage. The bonus is equal to 45 / 55 / 65 / 75 / 85% of his total Attack Damage.
This axe will ricochet off the target high up into the air. If Draven catches it, he automatically readies another Spinning Axe.
Draven can have two Spinning Axes at once. Range: 300

Cooldown: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 seconds Cost: 45 mana
 This sounds like a weaker version of Sivir's Ricochet and even Olaf's Undertow. For an AD Carry to run into range to "pick up" his weapon could but him in a bad position and it doesn't seem worth it in the laning phase.

W: Blood Rush: Draven gains 40/45/50/55/60% increased Movement Speed for 1.5 seconds and 20/25/30/35/40% increased Attack Speed for 3 seconds. The Movement Speed bonus decreases rapidly over its duration.
Catching a Spinning Axe will refresh the cooldown of Blood Rush.

Cost: 40 mana Cooldown: 12 seconds 
Again this reminds me of another of Sivir's skills, On The Hunt. in my opinion this adrenaline skill gives him the potential to hyper carry. This ability synergizes extremely well with his Q. Start with W, land a Q, Pick up the Axe, W again, Q again, pick up the second axe and W once more, if chasing a hero 1v1 this is pretty much a guaranteed kill. I want to see this done in game as it sounds stupid and confusing when written down :p

E: Twin Axe: Draven throws his axes, dealing 70/100/130/160/190 (+) physical damage to targets hit and knocking them aside. Targets hit are slowed by 20/25/30/35/40% for 2 seconds.

Cooldown: 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 seconds Cost: 70 mana
 This is similar to Dota's Beastmaster's Wild Axes. I hope the range on this is quite far giving Draven the ability to chase down and kill fleeing champions, the high damage and slow on this with the fact it scales with AD will make this a very yummy skill.

R: Whirling Death: Draven hurls two massive axes to deal 175/275/375 (+) physical damage to each unit struck.
Whirling Death slowly reverses direction and returns to Draven after striking an enemy champion. Draven may also activate this ability while the axe is in the flight to cause it to return early. Deals 8% less damage for each unit it hits (Minimum 40%) and resets when the axes reverse direction.

Cost: 120 mana Cooldown: 110 seconds Range: Global 
A very unique Ultimate, it looks like the significant AoE damage from this can turn a team fight around, you will want to use this at max range no matter what to get the maximum amount of carnage from it. Also if you can see the team trying to spread you can instantly return it to catch a hero before they leave the line of fire.
The more I look at Draven the more I like it. His look defiantly appeals to me, he just looks like a really cool crowd pleaser and I hope he will not disappoint. Lore and Artwork aside I think this champion will be another fresh AD carry that will just dominate in a 1v1 situation with the Q and W combo, finally with the AoE damage from his E and R combo will make him formidable in team fights as well. It doesn't look like he has any weak areas except a lack of escape so I am very eager to see his capabilities on the field. Lastly here is a video of his alternative skin and his skills, check it out now!