League is finally nerfing 'critical strikes' in Season 11 - Dexerto
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League of Legends is finally nerfing ‘critical strikes’ in Season 11

Published: 24/Sep/2020 8:07

by Isaac McIntyre

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Riot Games is finally set to nerf the infamous League of Legends “critical strike” damage multiplier in Season 11, after years of the LoL player base complaining that the bonus attack damage stat causes too much variance.

League of Legends is set for a massive item overhaul in Season 11, with many of the iconic swords, bows, guns, and armor pieces in the game going under Riot’s microscope.

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One major focus of the preseason update is LoL’s infamous “critical strike” stat, which fans often refer to as “crits.” These bonus damage multipliers have long drawn the ire of the LoL community, and Riot is finally answering the calls.

Riot game developer Mark “Scruffy” Yetter has revealed that ‘crits’ will be taking a fairly big whack at the start of Season 11. The nerfs, the LoL balance figurehead revealed, are mainly aiming to “pull power from super late-game crit builds.”

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The focus for the Critical Strike rework is to “bring a bit more power into the early curve, and [make sure the stat] has a slightly less exponential payoff.” This is likely to include crit-reliant late-game League carries like Draven, Yasuo, and Master Yi.

Late game crit-hit carries like Master Yi are going to be nerfed slightly after the Season 11 rework.
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Late game crit-hit carries like Master Yi are going to be nerfed slightly after the Season 11 rework.

There will be two hefty changes to the “critical strike” stat in the Season 11 rework; firstly, the actual damage dealt by a crit will be reduced from 200% of the auto-attack, to just 175%.

Secondly, each item that currently gives critical hit chance will only hand out a 20% chance, rather than the previous 25%. This includes Essence Reaver, Infinity Edge, Stormrazor, and all fully-built from the low-tier Zeal item.

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Senna, Tryndamere, Yasuo, and Yone also have critical strikes in their kit.

New carry champion Yone has critial strikes built into his ability kit.
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New carry champion Yone has critical strikes built into his ability kit.

The rework will also see “critical strike” added to “a lot of useful items,” including Mercurial Scimitar, Bloodthirster, and Mortal Reminder. This should “open up build choice dramatically,” Yetter explained, and allow new options in build paths.

“These choices become new options at second or third items, because they wouldn’t derail your damage per second completely,” he said. “We will be making sure non-crit champs also have access to items with similar niches.

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Riot is aiming to make critical strikes more accessible for AD champions post-nerfs.
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Riot is aiming to make critical strikes more accessible for AD champions post-nerfs.

Critical hits remain one of the last chance-based statistics left in League of Legends in terms of champion builds. Dodge which let champions completely ignore auto-attack damage, was cut from League in patch v1.132 back in 2012.

Dragons also became more RNG-based in Season 10, with League’s big Rise of the Elements update. The neutral creatures now spawn as one of four elements, and give special bonuses depending on what Rift element they are aligned to.

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Yetter confirmed the critical strike changes would be added to LoL’s staging server, the PBE, within the next week. These changes will likely go live in Patch 11.1.

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How to claim free Genshin Impact Primogems: Promo codes

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:34

by James Busby

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Genshin Impact is home to loads of colorful characters, but you’ll need to spend a lot of Primogems if you wish to increase your chances of obtaining the game’s elusive five-star units. Fortunately, there is an easy way to grab a lot of Primogems without breaking the bank. 

MiHoYo’s free-to-play title, Genshin Impact allows players to explore every inch of its vast open-world completely free of charge. In fact, you can get through the entirety of the game’s current content without spending a penny. However, if you wish to increase your roster of characters and gain access to some incredibly powerful weapons, then you’ll need to score yourself a lot of Primogems. 

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These twinkling gems are used to purchase the game’s Acquaint Fates and Intertwined Fates, which are then used to Perform Wishes (Gacha). Primogems are also used to refill the game’s energy/stamina system (Original Resin), making them vital to both acquiring new characters and farming the game’s deadly dungeons. While you’ll naturally get this in-game currency as you progress through the game, there is an even easier way to add more Primogems to your account. 

How to redeem Genshin Impact promo codes

Genshin Impact promo codes official site
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Claiming your free Primogems only take a couple of minutes.

One way to add Primogems to your Genshin Impact account is to redeem promo codes. These codes not only net you a decent number of Primogems, they also give you access to a number of useful items that will make your adventure through the world of Teyvat much smoother. 

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In order to claim these codes, you’ll first need to level your account up to Adventure Rank 10. You can do this fairly quickly by doing main/side quests, exploring the map, opening chests, and doing your daily commissions. Once you’ve reached Adventure Rank 10, simply head on over to the official Genshin Impact website

Before you enter the region-specific codes below, make sure you’ve done the following:

  1. Reached Adventure Rank 10
  2. Signed into the official Genshin Impact Website
  3. Selected the server you play on
  4. Entered your character nickname (in-game name) 

As soon as you’ve done the above, you should be able to enter the following code:

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EU

  • GENSHIN1006U

NA

  • GENSHIN1006A

SEA

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  • GENSHIN1006S

Once the code has been activated, head back over to your game. If done correctly, you should receive an in-game notification. Simply click on the mail icon from the pause menu to claim your rewards. The above codes will reward your account with 30 Primogems and 5x Adventure EXP that you can use to level up any characters. Not bad for a few minutes of work!


We’ll be updating this post whenever miHoYo’s adds any new promo codes to the game, so make sure you come back here for further Genshin Impact news and content updates.

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