League of Legends fans explain why Rod of Ages needs to be renamed - Dexerto
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League of Legends fans explain why Rod of Ages needs to be renamed

Published: 16/Jan/2020 13:22

by Kamil Malinowski


League of Legends fans have suggested that Rod of Ages could use a name change and it absolutely makes sense. 

Rod of Ages is one of the most iconic LoL items, having been a staple for some Champions since the game’s release.

However, this has left the item slightly dated and while it has received some changes throughout the years, there is still one thing that is bothering players – what they consider to be a boring name.

Ryze League of Legends Champion
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Ryze is an iconic user of the Rod of Ages.

The key issue is that Rod of Ages is an item that once purchased, still takes 10 minutes to build up to its full strength. There are other similar items in the game that not only already have interesting names, but also transform into something much cooler when fully built up.

The prime examples of these are Archangel’s Staff, which turns into Seraph’s Embrace, and Manamune, which turns into Muramana. Both of these get new items and new names, making it feel like you’ve really powered up and unlocked their full potential, while the rod stays the same.

A Reddit user shared his take on the matter, with many agreeing – “This is pretty irrelevant but seeing a dinky purple stick with “10” next to it isn’t remotely as cool as “ARCH ANGLES STAFF” or “MURAMANA” like some kind of mythical sea creature.”

Rod of the Ages should really get a new icon and name at full stacks. from leagueoflegends

They even suggested a new name, “Catalyst of Time”, which does sound pretty epic and fits the theme of the item.

Riot Games haven’t yet responded to the suggestion. Although, with many supporting the idea we may see a name change somewhere down the line and would undoubtedly feel much more powerful wielding the Catalyst of Time rather than the Rod of Ages.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary


A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.