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League fans frustrated after 10.9 nerf makes Karthus ‘impossible’ to play

Published: 1/May/2020 18:36

by Daniel Cleary


League of Legends players have called on Riot Games to revert the major changes to Karthus’s movement speed in the 10.9 update.

While Karthus has flown under the radar for most of Season 10, the champion has maintained an impressive win rate percentage in 2020, particularly in high-elo matches.

However, League of Legends devs felt he was too strong in the current meta and implemented movement speed nerfs for Karthus in the recent 10.9 patch, partly to reduce the speed at which he cleared jungle camps, which is now estimated to take 10 seconds longer than before.

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Karthus’ base movement speed took a heavy hit in League of Legends.

The latest update saw the mage’s base movement speed decrease by 10 (335>>325), and Karthus mains, both in the mid and jungle roles, felt as if the nerfs were way too strong.

Karthus was already a low mobility champ to begin with, and despite his capacity for putting out a ton of damage, many highlighted his inability to dodge skillshots from enemies as a serious problem.

“Before, it was really hard to dodge skillshots as mid lane Karthus, but this is on a next level right now,” explained u/Nitaraku, who raised discussion around the current state of The Deathsinger.

Karthus has less movementspeed than yuumi, dodging skillshots in midlane is almost impossible from r/leagueoflegends

They continued on, explaining that Karthus is “almost impossible” to play now, with less movement speed than Yuumi, a character who relies on her ability to dash from one champion to another to move around the map.

Many League of Legends fans agreed with Nitaraku’s sentiment, adding that it was the wrong way to nerf the champion and called for abilities in his kit to be targeted instead.

League of Legends fans are not happy with the latest changes to Karthus.

An alternative suggestion to reduce Karthus’ jungle clear speed, which seemingly received a lot of support in the post, was to reduce to his the damage of his Q on monsters and to revert the movement changes.

Riot has dialed back some of their most aggressive changes to champions after community backlash in the past, as seen with Riven’s 9.19 buff, although it is unclear if they will do similar in this case.


League of Legends cosplayer ready to rebel as Vastayan “baddy” Xayah

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:18

by Isaac McIntyre


League of Legends cosplayer Wanderlustica, who made a name for herself as a cosplay extraordinaire, has brought feisty ADC heroine Xayah to life in all her Vastayan glory ⁠— you won’t see many LoL cosplays much better than this!

In 2017, League of Legends developers Riot Games decided to try something a little outside the box for their next champion release. Instead of dropping just one character, they debuted a duo ⁠— feathery Vastayan lovers Xayah and Rakan.

The pair fit like a glove. She was an ADC, and he was her support. The pair ⁠— and their sassy love ⁠— soon became fan-faves in the League of Legends fandom.

League cosplayer rules roost as Xayah

Of course, like any League favorite, there’s been plenty of cosplay takes on the pair. Now, that includes famous cosplayer Wanderlustica, who donned a stunning costume of the LoL “baddy” for an Instagram photoshoot earlier this month.

Wanderlustica’s stunning Xayah cosplay is absolutely amazing. She’s got every detail on point, from the Vastayan’s big busy ears, to her blue and red battle robe, and even the skull adorned on her shoulder from her old victories.

The Xayah outfit also had the purple hood the ADC wears into every game on Summoner’s Rift, as well as her glorious purple and blood-red feathers. Luca rounded out the cosplay with knee-high wrap boots, and tough steel vambraces.


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“I definitely loved wearing this cosplay, I love badass characters and Xayah is definitely one of them!” the Dutch cosplayer said of her League cosplay. “I’m so in love with it.”

Luca, who often makes her cosplays before showing them off on Instagram, was actually sent this Xayah outfit from Ezcosplay. The cosplay company had put the outfit together for Wanderlustica, who then added makeup and effects.


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Wanderlustica is far from the only League cosplayer to unveil a fancy new outfit recently either. Ariatamagotchi got into the Halloween spirit earlier this month with a perfect take on Bewitching Nidalee, and Sweet Angel donned an awesome Akali cosplay in late September.

Luca also has more LoL projects in the works too. She’s already set to reveal her new K/DA cosplay soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that in November!