League of Legends: Kayle and Morgana champion reworks and new abilities for Patch 9.4 - Dexerto
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League of Legends: Kayle and Morgana champion reworks and new abilities for Patch 9.4

Published: 20/Feb/2019 12:55 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 16:56

by Connor Bennett

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Riot Games has outlined the changes made will be made to League of Legends champions Kayle and Morgana, ahead of patch 9.4 coming on Thursday, February 21.

The game’s publisher revealed on February 12 that the sisters would be receiving a huge overhaul in the upcoming patch – with key heroes such as Lucian, Karthus, Urgot and Yasuo also receiving tweaks and changes.

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However, the reworking of the sisters’ abilities, while also adding new skins for them, meant that the patch would have to be delayed. Now, Riot has given fans an early look at what they can expect to see from the characters in the upcoming update.

Morgana has kept the same abilities, with her spells receiving new in-game abilities. However, her ultimate has been given a slight boost – granting her improved movespeed to further ruin her opponents game.

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Riot GamesMorgana’s ultimate has seen some changes made.

As for Kayle, she has been a shiny new look alongside changes to her abilities. Her passive, Divine Ascent, now scales differently – making her an incredibly powerful late-game hero once she reaches level 16.

At level one, Kayle will stack attack speed until she maxes out the stacks and will have a permanent movement speed boost.

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Her level six will give bonus magic damage to her flaming waves. At level 11, she will transform into a ranged hero while reaching level 16 will see her become permanently Exalted and her flaming waves will deal some serious damage.

Tweaks have also been given to Kayle’s Q, W, E and R abilities. Radiant Blast, Q, will deal armor and magic resist damage to an enemy while also slowing them. Celestial Blessing, W, will allow the character to heal herself or an ally while also granting a boost to movement speed.

Starfire Spellblade, E, has both passive and active forms. As a passive, Kayle’s basic attacks deal bonus damage and will scale with both ability power and attack damage. As an active, it becomes a ranged attack – dealing both health and magic damage.

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Riot GamesKayle now scales an incredibly powerful hero in the late-game.

Finally, the R, Divine Judgement, gives the character or an ally invulnerability for a few seconds – however, this time period has not been specified yet. During the period of invulnerability, swords fall in a circle around the chosen character and will damage any enemy in the area.

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Patch 9.4 will go live to players on February 21, however, the exact time of release is not yet known.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.