G2 Perkz explains why League of Legends' Akali nerf was a mistake - Dexerto
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G2 Perkz explains why League of Legends’ Akali nerf was a mistake

Published: 6/Feb/2020 13:05 Updated: 6/Feb/2020 23:54

by Kamil Malinowski

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G2 Esports star Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković spoke about the changes to Akali in League of Legends patch 10.3, suggesting that the adjustments could have been done better. 

Patch 10.3 hit the League of Legends servers on Feb 5, bringing nerfs to quite a few fan-favorite Champions.

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Akali was of the most affected characters, receiving changes to her Q, W, and ultimate in an attempt to bring down her power level. As always, there were many discussions around these changes and Perkz explained what Riot should have done.

Blood Moon Akali skin for LoL
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Akali is a fan-favorite Champion thanks to her exciting and high-impact design.

The G2 star shared his thoughts during a stream on Feb 5. “I think they should have nerfed Akali’s Q damage to minions, and made the [cooldown] one second higher and then nerf her ultimate damage – that’s what made her really [strong], he said, suggesting what would have worked much better, before explaining what had actually happened.

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“Her damage was too high – her niche was that she could make nice plays and be mobile… but the problem was her damage was too high.”

“They nerfed her damage, her mobility, and her ult, but they didn’t buff anything, so they just completely f**ked her right now,” said Perkz, hinting that Riot have made a mistake with the Champion’s nerfs. 

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For those that have not yet read the patch notes, Akali instead had her mobility and damage reduced as her ultimate can now only target champions, rather than any direction, while her Q costs 20 more energy to cast.

Perkz suggested that she won’t be anywhere near as good anymore, but she had been banned in every match in the LEC, LCS, and LCK so far – so it will be interesting to see if teams will continue to ban her, or if someone will attempt to make her work.

The pro scene usually implements patches a week after their release, so it’s possible fans may see Akali in action from Feb 12.

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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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