League devs reveal Nocturne jungle rework 'on the cards' in Season 10 - Dexerto
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League devs reveal Nocturne jungle rework ‘on the cards’ in Season 10

Published: 15/Jul/2020 8:29

by Andrew Amos

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Nocturne was in line for a rework when Riot put a vote to the League community back in Season 9. Now, in Season 10, he’s up for consideration again, with Riot wanting to overhaul his kit so the Eternal Nightmare can make a triumphant return to the jungle.

Nocturne has seen a bit of play recently in League of Legends ⁠— but not in the jungle. The Eternal Nightmare has been driven out of the shadows into the mid lane, and while he’s seen varying success, it’s not what most Nocturne mains want.

Nocturne has always thrived as a jungler. His ultimate, Paranoia, provides massive gank threat from afar ⁠— regardless of whether you follow through with the dash or not. He also has decent camp clear, and a spell shield to block enemy CC.

Eternum Nocturne in League of Legends
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Nocturne has seen more play as a mid laner recently.

However, he’s a bit simple. Riot noticed that back in Season 9, when they originally intended to rework him. They stated that they wanted to keep his ultimate, Paranoia, but make his base kit more exciting for returning players.

“He’s one of the most popular champions among players just starting out in League, but most of those players quit playing him shortly after trying him out. If we updated Nocturne, we’d really want to drive home the promised fantasy of a living nightmare, leaving his enemies in total darkness,” the devs said in a blog post back in May 2019.

In Season 10 though, that might become a very real possibility. While a full rework isn’t on the cards right now ⁠— that’s going to Dr. Mundo for now ⁠— Nocturne is in Riot’s sights for a major overhaul before 2020 ends.

“We’re still interested in making sure Nocturne is a strong jungler and his mid isn’t overbearing. Right now Jungle nocturne is healthy, and mid-top are very strong,” said designer ‘Phlox’.

“There’s a good chance we revisit him and look for something stronger to make his jungle at par with his solo lanes.”

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Whether this includes working with his current kit to make it stronger, like the Swain changes touted for Patch 10.15, or a more in-depth overhaul akin to Wukong’s rework is unclear. However, Riot haven’t forgotten about Nocturne yet.

The devs don’t want to completely shut down his alternate playstyles. However, they want to bring him back to where he belongs on the Rift ⁠— in the jungle.

Of course, if Riot follows through with a full or partial rework of Nocturne, we will keep you informed. It could happen next patch, or it could be something for way later in the year. Nocturne mains will just have to be patient for now, but some good news could be on the horizon.

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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:39

by Daniel Cleary

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With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

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Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

He then followed up on Caps’ growth as a player in the new G2 lineup, claiming that he has also had a “shift in mindset” which has massively helped his ability to play at the highest level.

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.