Friday, October 21, 2011
She's based on Korean Mythology and she looks like a mage.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
During this important holiday in Valoran, Runeterrans celebrate the turning of the season by dressing as ghosts, zombies, or various things that go bump in the night. The rural areas of the city-states gather together for elaborate celebrations that commemorate the struggle between light and dark forces, exchanging sweets, drinks, and other confectionary delights with other revelers dressed in themed attire.
Brace yourself for a bunch of new Harrowing-themed skins, minions and limited edition runes. Riot has this covered properly, so head there and check it out.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Malcolm Graves was born in the back of a Bilgewater tavern and left there with a bottle of spiked milk. He survived a childhood in the pirate-run slums using every dirty trick in the book. Intent on building a new life for himself, he stowed away on the first ship to the mainland he could sneak aboard. However, the grim realities of the world forced him to eke out an unsavory living in the underground of various city-states, jumping the border whenever things got too hot. At a particularly high-stakes game of cards, he found himself seated opposite Twisted Fate. They both flipped four aces on the final hand. It was the first time either conman had met his equal. The two formed an alliance, swindling marks at the tables and scrapping back-to-back in the alleys afterward. Together, they ran the streets – stacking chips, decks, and rap sheets.
Unfortunately Graves made the mistake of hustling a hefty sum from Dr. Aregor Priggs, a high-ranking Zaunite official and businessman. When Priggs discovered how he’d been played, he became obsessed with revenge. He learned about Twisted Fate’s all-consuming desire to control magic and he promptly offered him a trade: serve Graves up in exchange for enrollment in a procedure which would grant his wish. Twisted Fate took the deal – both he and Graves knew the stakes of their arrangement, but the offer was too good. Once acquired, Priggs had Graves taken to a special location built to hold men whose crimes – or more precisely their punishments – were meant to stay off the books. Graves endured years of captivity at the hands of Zaun’s most unscrupulous wardens before he managed to escape. One of his fellow detainees introduced him to an eccentric gunsmith who modified a shotgun exactly to his specifications. He named it “Destiny.” After he paid a visit to Priggs, Graves joined the League of Legends with two targets in his sights: Twisted Fate and payback.
“They got a saying in the locker: ain’t got nothin’ but time to plan.” –Graves, the Outlaw
- Buckshot: Graves fires three bullets in a cone damaging all enemies in the projectiles path. Enemies at close range can be hit by multiple projectiles, but each one beyond the first will deal reduced damage.
- Smokescreen: Graves fires a smoke canister at the target area that deals damage and creates a cloud of smoke. Enemies inside the smoke cloud have reduced sight range and movement speed.
- Quickdraw: Graves dashes forward gaining an attack speed boost for several seconds. Attacking enemies lowers the cooldown of this skill.
- Collateral Damage (Ultimate): Graves fires an explosive shell dealing heavy damage to the first target it hits. After hitting a champion or reaching the end of its range the shell explodes dealing damage in a cone behind the target.
- True Grit (Passive): Graves gains increasing armor and magic resistance the longer he remains in combat.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Here's my favorite five:
Saturday, October 8, 2011
My favorite thing about Malzahar, besides the lore and the eye-candy skins is his ability to get mana. Malefic Visions infects his target's mind, dealing magic damage each second for 4 seconds. If the target dies while afflicted by the visions, they pass the curse on to a nearby enemy unit, refreshing the duration and restoring mana to Malzahar. So, what else? The voidling that is spawned after casting 4 spells will attack the enemy (Champion, minion, monster) with the Malefic debuff on.
Malzahar feeds on Ability Power (AP). Therefore, you need to get as much as AP you can. Let's see the runes you can use first:
- YELLOW: Greater Seal of Potency ( + 0.59 AP)
- RED: Greater Mark of Insight (+ 0.95 Magic Penetration)
- BLUE: Greater Glyph of Potency ( + 0.99 AP)
- QUINTS: Greater Quintessence of Insight (+ 1.89 Magic Penetration)
So, you now have enough AP to harass the enemy at early game. Now, the items list:
Doran's Ring (the standard starting item for an AP caster, must have)
The boots, are an obvious choice I guess: Boots of Speed -> Sorcerer's Shoes because yeah, you will need even more Magic Penetration.
The next item, depends of how much you kill your enemies. If you gank or you're successful dealing with your mid opponent, build a Mejai's Soulstealer as soon as possible, so you can stack some more AP.
If you are unable to get your Mejai's, get a Amplifying Tome, then build it into a Rylai's Crystal Scepter. Slowing down enemy champions always come in handy. Especially with Malzahar. Sometimes you'll need to slow down the bastard, for a successful Nether Grasp, Malzahar's ultimate spell.
Even though Malzahar can regenerate mana fast, there are situations when you'll run out of mana. Therefore, the items you should buy is Tear of the Goddess. First you buy the Tear, than with a Blasting Wand you build it into a Archangel's Staff. I had matches with two Archangels, the work as a charm.
For a late game, Rabadon's Deathcap is the best item you can get, so work on getting it. Lich Bane also gets the job done, so consider it, especially when you need mana and some slight protection.
Here's a screenshot from the Masteries I always use with Malzahar. Get Ignite and Flash as you Summoner's Spells.
Graves looks interesting and I will be definitely checking him out when he's released. I'm sure they will be balancing these new champions for both Summoner's Rift and The Crystal Scar, so this guy also screams "over-powered". Yes, from what I can see, the lore seems cool too, so let's stay tuned for more info on our new favorite cowboy.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Let me divide this post in few categories and see what our Teemo can actually do.
Assuming you are level 30 and have access to Tier 3 runes, you'll need to get these babies:
- YELLOW: Greater Seal of Alacrity (Attack Speed, to blast the enemy with a quick poison shots)
- BLUE: Greater Glyph of Potency (Ability Power, to power-up the shrooms and the Toxic Shot)
- RED: Greater Mark of Insight (Magic Penetration FTW)
- QUINT: Greater Quintessence of Insight (Yes, even more Magic Penetration)
I usually go by this order, but sometimes depends on the gameplay or the team, but still, the essence of the build are these items:
Doran's Blade (my starting item)
Boots of Speed -> Dagger - > Berserker's Greaves
Zeal -> Phantom Dancer
So, we're now pretty much good to go with our Attack Speed. Next, is the weapon that will slow the enemies:
Phage, which optionally can be upgraded to Frozen Mallet. Not always necessary, but it's quite useful. Next, we need something to power-up our shrooms, Teemo's deadliest weapon.
The shrooms hit hard enough by themselves. But, they feed on AP (Ability Power), so we need to do something about that.Fiendish Codex gives you a Ability Power (Shroom Power!), Cooldown Reduction (Shroom Spam!) and Mana Regeneration (Even faster Shroom Spam!). Than, we build the Codex into Nashor's Tooth, making our hybrid Teemo powerful enough to unleash his venomous anger everywhere on the map.
After we're done with these items, our little Teemo can do his job properly. You can even make him even more annoying with Life Steal items like Hextech Gunblade and Stark's Fervor. To get Teemo more into the hybrid manner, I suggest buying a Guinsoo's Rageblade.
I use the masteries below, so check out the screenshot. My summoner's spells of choice are Ignite and Flash.
This blog was a ghost town for the past few months, mostly because I was lazy and was spending too much time in-game.
Few things happened, and the biggest is of course the release of Dominion, the brand new map. Also, Season One ended, so there's another chance to prove your skills and get a better rank.
I will try to post updates on League of Legends as much as I can, so stay tuned.