League of Legends

How to claim a free League of Legends skin with Twitch Prime

Published: 7/Feb/2020 9:18

by Joe O'Brien


League of Legends players can claim a new free mystery skin through the Twitch Prime rewards program.

Twitch Prime comes as part of the Amazon Prime subscription, and gives users the ability to subscribe to one channel each month at no extra cost, as well as offering a variety of free loot in various games.

Riot Games are one of the developers partnered with Twitch Prime, and their latest offering for League of Legends is a free mystery skin token, which once claimed can be unlocked for a random look for one of the game’s 148 champions.

Nightbringer Aphelios skin for League of Legends
Riot Games
League of Legends players can claim a mystery skin for a random champion.

In order to claim the mystery skin, all you’ll need to do is got to the Twitch Prime rewards page and select the League of Legends offer to claim it. In order to receive the skin you’ll need to have your Riot account linked to your Twitch account, which can be done through the Connections tab in your Twitch account settings.

The League of Legends skin isn’t the only thing on offer from Riot Games right now. Those who are also interested in Teamfight Tactics, for which fans recently got a first look at the upcoming mobile version, can also claim a mystery little legend and a mystery emote.

This is the last month of Riot’s current scheduled offering for this type of reward, so make sure you grab them before it’s too late. It’s very possible, however, that more League of Legends rewards will be added to Twitch Prime in the future.

Riot Games

Those who don’t already have Twitch Prime may still be able to claim the loot by using the free one-month trial available to new users. During the time your free trial is active, you’ll be able to claim any loot through the rewards program.

If you’ve already used your free trial but still wish to unlock the rewards, a subscription to Amazon Prime will cost $12.99 per month, or $119 for a full year – although those eligible for a student discount can get it at half the price. Amazon Prime also comes with the other benefits and services provided by the service, such as faster delivery, Prime TV, and more.

League of Legends

Rell nerfs on League patch 11.3 makes Iron Maiden less tanky

Published: 24/Jan/2021 7:02

by Andrew Amos


Rell is getting a hefty set of nerfs in League of Legends patch 11.3 to make the Iron Maiden less tanky. However, they could have a knock-on effect, where full AP Rell takes over the meta.

Rell has been a rather interesting addition to the League of Legends roster. The first champion in preseason 11 struggled to find her way into the meta at the start, but then has exploded as a power pick in recent patches.

Now, Riot are toning her back. Her utility is just a little bit too strong to justify some of her damage values ⁠— at least in her base kit.

Battle Queen Rell in League of Legends
Riot Games
Rell is getting some nerfs in League patch 11.3.

The current changes on the League of Legends PBE include nerfs to her W shield, while buffing its damage ratio. Her E is getting nerfed all around ⁠— damage and resistances. Her R, on the other hand, is getting an AP ratio buff.

The changes have led to a mixed response from the community. While Rell mains feel like Riot are trying to streamline her into just maxing Q, Riot are trying to just nerf the rest of her kit to be more in line with her Q, rather than risk increasing her already high win-rate before.

“The goal of the change-list is to very slightly nerf her, and also skew her slightly back towards Q max being correct by weakening the durability gained with each W point. The AP ratios are mostly just extra and aren’t much power at all unless going Shurelya’s,” developer Ray Yonggi said.

“It’s not because we want them to specifically have more damage, it’s because we want all 4 abilities to feel like they are pulling their weight, and unfortunately Q doesn’t feel like it when it’s not maxed.”

However, the increase of AP ratios ⁠— including an extra 40% AP on her ultimate ⁠— have players weary of the potential of full AP Rell. With 110% AP on her ultimate, as well as 60% AP on her Q, she could nuke enemies with a full AP build.


Riot are still tinkering with the buffs, but they’re trying to make sure Rell stays true to her tank identity ⁠— just with a little bit less power right off the bat.

“Basic idea around the Q thing was that Q feels really wimpy if not maxed, but W feels effective no matter what, so the character can feel more punchy if Q max was what people did more often, as it increases the damage and healing per point,” Yonggi added.

The Rell changes are expected to go through with League patch 11.3, penned in for February 3.