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League of Legends players confused by Riven buffs on PBE Patch 9.19

Published: 13/Sep/2019 1:37 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:34

by Alan Bernal

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League of Legends players are already dreading the incoming 9.19 PBE patch since it’s going to make lane carry Riven even stronger.

Riot Games has kept their decade-old MOBA extremely popular over the years by routinely tinkering with the strengths and weaknesses to keep the game as balanced as can be.

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Before introducing balances into official patches for League of Legends, Riot Games first sends them to the Public Beta Environment (PBE) for the community to try out potential changes, and one of them us already sticking with players.

Riot GamesRiven has been a strong champion for a long time.

In a Reddit post, user ‘NeroWhitePanda’ questioned an incoming change to the PBE, highlighted by Surrenderat20, that would give Riven buffs which might actually serve to reinforce her strong suits.

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The 9.18 live version of Riven’s ultimate minimum damage is 100/150/200 (+60% bonus AD) with a maximum damage of ( at 75% missing health) 300/450/600 (+180% bonus AD).

Surrenderat20The changes that Surrenderat20 list for the 9.19 PBE version of Riven.

Meanwhile, the PBE version of the Exile is bumping up the numbers to her R’s minimum damage to 150/225/300 (90% bonus AD) but will keep the max damage (at 75% missing health): 300/450/600 (180% bonus AD) the same, according to developer RiotKingCobra.

Furthermore, her Ki Burst will change with the ability’s “AD increased from 100% bAD (base attack damage) to 130% bAD.”

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Even though Riven has been the target of various buffs and nerfs in patches preceding the 9.18 update, it looks like the changes are confounding League of Legends players. The buffs to Riven’s ultimate will allow her to do more damage regardless of the enemy’s health, while the extra damage on her Ki Burst will be a nice extra on top of the great utility it already provides.

Riot GamesRiven is going to be stronger in some aspects in the 9.19 PBE patch.

“I honestly wanna see the mental gymnastics they do to try and make this buff not sound stupid,” one user wrote.

It looks like someone well-versed in Riven’s gameplay had other suggestions signaling that “the only thing Riven needs is 2 seconds back on her E, and 1 second off her Q to make it 11 seconds flat at all ranks.”

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“This would give power back into good Rivens who know how to chain Q, know when to shield and how to position correctly in fights,” one Redditor said. “Reducing her CDs indirectly increases her damage without actually buffing her base damage. SHE. DOES. NOT. NEED. DAMAGE.”

There is still uncertainty of what will come in the official 9.19 patch, but players are expressing early concerns for Riven’s upcoming PBE changes.

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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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