Monday, July 30, 2012

Top plays week 86



And the newest one! Sorry for the late guys.

Top plays week 85

Here we see some excellent plays, and from personal experience , even if you have both your nexus turrets down, don't give up, just won a game like that : )
Have fun! And a good summer


Thursday, July 19, 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.

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

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

Corki
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

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

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

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

Graves
Smokescreen
Sight reduction range reduced to 675 from 800

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

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

Malphite
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

Malzahar
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

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

Morgana
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)

Nocturne
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

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

Orianna
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.

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

Sona
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

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

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

Tristana
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.

Urgot
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

Vladimir
Sanguine Pool
Movement Speed bonus now decays over time

Xerath
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

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

Ziggs
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

Items
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

General
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

Friday, July 13, 2012

Zyra, Rise of the Thorns

So here we have Zyra, the new champion in the Summoner's Rift. Here are her abilities: Queen of Thorns (Passive): Upon dying, Zyra transforms into a vengeful plant that fires one last shot before expiring. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Jayce patch notes

New Skins in the Store


Full Metal Jayce

League of Legends v1.0.0.142

Ahri

Fixed: Essence Theft will no longer occasionally allow Ahri to spell vamp off more than one spell
Fixed: Spirit Rush's damage now matches the tooltip

Akali

Crescent Slash
Energy cost reduced to 60/55/50/45/40 from 60 at all ranks
Now activates Mark of the Assassin's secondary damage

Alistar

Trample
Damage reduced to 7-24 from 10-27
Triumphant Roar
Mana cost increased at earlier ranked to 40/50/60/70/80 from 28/41/54/67/80

Anivia

Fixed: Assists are now properly granted when successfully reverting Anivia to her Rebirth egg form

Ashe

Fixed: Hawkshot now displays the correct buff icon

Caitlyn

Cast time of 90 Caliber Net has been reduced
Ace in the Hole
Range increased to 2000/2500/3000 from 1900/2050/2200
Channel time reduced to 1 second from 1.25 seconds

Darius

Fixed: Noxian Guillotine's cooldown no longer refreshes upon killing Champion clones (e.g. Shaco's Hallucinate)

Dr. Mundo

Fixed: Burning Agony can now be turned off at low amounts of health
Fixed: Masochism no longer stops Dr. Mundo from using additional attack animations

Fiora

Blade Waltz
Cooldown reduced to 130/120/110 from 150/130/110

Gragas

Base Health increased to 523 from 493
Armor per level increased to 3.6 from 2.7
Body Slam
Charge speed increased to 1050 at all ranks from 650/750/850/950/1050
Mana cost reduced to 50 at all ranks from 50/55/60/65/70

Janna

Zephyr
Passive Movement Speed reduced at earlier ranks to 4/7/10/13/16% from 8/10/12/14/16%
Slow duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4 seconds
Monsoon
Cooldown increased at earlier ranks to 150/135/120 seconds from 120 seconds at all ranks

Karthus

Requiem
Cooldown increased to 200/180/160 seconds from 180/150/120 seconds

Kennen

Attack Range reduced to 550 from 575
Attack animations are now more responsive

Kog'Maw

Living Artillery
Additional cost stack maximum increased to 10 from 5 (max Mana cost increased to 400 from 200)

LeBlanc

Sigil of Silence missile speed increased to 2000 from 1400
Distortion
Cooldown reduced to 18/16/14/12/10 seconds from 20/18/16/14/12
Casting Mimic: Distortion no longer disables LeBlanc's ability to return to Distortion's origin point and vice versa

Lux

Base Mana Regen per 5 seconds increased to 6.6 from 5.6
Light Binding
Mana cost reduced to 50/60/70/80/90 from 60/75/90/105/120
Finales Funkeln
Mana cost reduced to 100 at all ranks from 100/150/200
Cast range now displays on the mini-map

Miss Fortune

Double Up
Range increased to better match her attack range
Make It Rain
Slow increased to 20/28/36/44/52% from 20/25/30/35/40%
Mana cost reduced to 80 at all ranks from 80/85/90/95/100

Morgana

Fixed: Tormented Soil continues dealing damage if Morgana dies

Nautilus

Dredge Line
Damage reduced at earlier ranks to 60/105/150/195/240 from 80/120/160/200/240
Cooldown increased at earlier ranks to 18/16/14/12/10 seconds from 14/13/12/11/10 seconds
Depth Charge
Primary target damage reduced at earlier ranks to 200/325/450 from 250/350/450
Cooldown increased at earlier ranks to 140/110/80 seconds from 120/100/80 seconds

Nunu

Visionary
Attacks required to activate reduced to 5 from 7
Consume
Damage increased to 500/600/700/800/900 from 400/525/650/775/900
Damage dealt to Dragon and Baron increased to 100% from 50%
Cooldown reduced to 16/14/12/10/8 seconds from 18/16/14/12/10 seconds
Absolute Zero
Minimum damage if interrupted increased to 12.5% from 0%
Maximum damage if interrupted increased to 87% from 70%

Orianna

Global spell cooldown reduced to 0.15 seconds from 0.5
Clockwork Windup
Base damage adjusted to 10-50 from 5-30
Damage amplification per stack increased to 20% from 15%
Maximum stacks reduced to 2 from 3
Ability Power ratio reduced to 0.15 from 0.2
Command: Attack
Missile speed reduced to 1200 from 1275
Cooldown reduced at later ranks to 6/5.25/4.5/3.75/3 seconds from 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 seconds
Damage reduced to 60/90/120/150/180 from 60/100/140/180/220
Ability Power ratio reduced to 0.4 from 0.6
The Ball now responds faster to Dissonance and Shockwave commands
Command: Dissonance Ability Power increased to 0.7 from 0.5
Command: Protect
Cast range increased by 100
Ball leash range is increased by 100 when attached to an allied Champion
The Ball will now respond faster to Dissonance and Shockwave commands
Command: Shockwave
Cast time increased to 0.5 seconds from 0.4
Fixed: Shockwave no longer stuns units for longer than the duration of the movement
If the Ball forcibly leashes back to Orianna, Command: Shockwave will go on a brief cooldown if it is ready

Rammus

Powerball
Mana cost reduced to 70/80/90/100/110 from 80/90/100/110/120
Reduced the spell casting and movement delay after collision
Defensive Ball Curl mana cost reduced to 40 from 50

Sejuani

Fixed: Sejuani's run animation now changes according to her movement speed

Shen

Stand United
Cooldown increased to 200/180/160 seconds from 180/150/120 seconds

Singed

Singed now has new spell effects for all skins, with the exception of Riot Squad Singed which retains its unique Poison Trail spell effect

Sona

Hymn of Valor
Mana cost reduced at earlier ranks to 45/50/55/60/65 from 65 at all ranks
Champion prioritization range slightly increased to better match her attack range

Soraka

Astral Blessing
Armor buff duration reduced to 3 seconds from 5 seconds
Wish
Cooldown increased to 160/145/130 seconds from 120/110/100

Veigar

Fixed: Veigar no longer gains Baleful Strike's Champion kill bonus when killing Champion clones (e.g. Shaco's Hallucinate)

Xerath

Locus of Power
Magic Penetration bonus increased to 16/22/28/34/40% from 10/15/20/25/30%
Mage Chains
Missile speed increased to 2100 from 1700
Ability Power ratio increased to 0.8 from 0.7

Ziggs

Bouncing Bomb
Mana cost reduced to 50/60/70/80/90 from 60/70/80/90/100

Zilean

Fixed: Chrono Shift now grant assists even if the target does not revive

Items

Hovering over items with auras or actives now shows their effect radius
Athene's Unholy Grail
Ability Power increased to 90 from 80
Magic Resist increased to 40 from 36
Ionic Spark
Combine gold cost reduced to 575 from 775 (total gold cost reduced to 2100 from 2300)
Chain lightning damage increased to 125 from 110
Quicksilver Sash
Combine gold cost increased to 900 from 700
Magic Resist reduced to 48 from 56
Pickaxe, Cloth Armor, Dagger, and Null Magic Mantle now properly display missing item build paths

Summoner Spells

Ignite
No longer useable on minions (still useable on jungle monsters)

Co-op vs. AI

Bots are now more likely to use abilities while retreating
Bots now properly retreat in their base to the summoning platform instead of getting stuck between the nexus turrets
Fixed: Bots no longer forget they are being chased
Fixed: Malzahar Bot no longer occasionally cancels Nether Grasp
Re-enabled Alistar Bot

General

Custom game bots now adjust to players' initial laning decisions before the first minion wave spawns
Dragon and Baron kills will now have a chat message and kill callout if your team gets the kill or sees them die
Spectators will now hear callouts indicating which team kills Dragon and Baron
Updated tool tips for Caitlyn, Graves, Janna, Kog'maw, Soraka, and Vayne
Champion-only targeting and pet control keys are now bindable
The Proving Grounds
Removed Nexus Turret health regeneration
Death timer scaling adjusted to an additional second every 60 seconds after 24 minute from an additional second every 90 seconds after 24 minutes
Fixed: The Improved Recall mastery no longer causes the recall sound to keep playing even after the player cancels the spell
Fixed: Recall particles no longer appear on Champions as they come out of Fog-of-War
Fixed a bug with Ezreal’s Mystic Shot range at different levels.
Dominion Nexus Crystal now displays over the shrine in Dominion
Fixed a bug where Twisted Fate’s Jack of Hearts name did not display properly during loading.
Fixed a typo in the Air Client for Gangplank’s Raise Morale