League of Legends: Riot Games announce changes to Lissandra, Kayle, and more for Patch 9.7 - Dexerto
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League of Legends: Riot Games announce changes to Lissandra, Kayle, and more for Patch 9.7

Published: 27/Mar/2019 1:36 Updated: 27/Mar/2019 1:48

by Alan Bernal


Riot Games is ramping up for the League of Legends 9.7 patch and Product Lead Richard ‘MapleNectar’ Henkel have some insights for big changes to come.

MapleNectar announced various buffs and nerfs coming to the Rift including changes to the recently reworked champions Kayle and Morgana while adjustments are coming to various Domination runes.

The Riot developer announced the planned changes on Twitter where he gave a breakdown of where most of the changes for the upcoming patch will fall.


One of the immediate changes that caught the eyes of many players were the buffs coming to Garen. The dev explained would mostly center around his W but the complete changes were still to be determined.

“Currently looking at some buffs to W – could be increased dr+tenactity,” MapleNectar said. “Might be increasing courage passive stacks, maybe a bit of both. Details still tbd…”

Kayla and Morgana

Kayle and Morgana are lined up to get some nerfs since their rework spiked their popularity. Riot will look to bring them back on level play in the next update.


Another champion that’ll get dialed back a bit will be Lyssandra, but some felt that she was getting a double dose of changes since Dark Seal is also looking to get a nerf.

Riot GamesThe Ice Witch is going to get some downgrades in the upcoming patch.

“Lissandra won’t need nerfs if the Dark Seal changes go through btw,” a Twitter user said. “She is very reliant on Double Dark seals, a small nerf to her numbers will kill her imo.”

PBE Updates

Furthermore, MapleNectar gave a small update on the Orianna and Aftershock PBE updates, saying: “Worth noting that we’re not shipping Orianna or Aftershock changes that poked their head onto the PBE briefly.”

Though the developer said these changes might not be finalized, it looks like they have a lot on their plate to bring some much-needed balance to the Rift.


AOC explains how Elo Hell in League helped her prepare for Congress

Published: 28/Nov/2020 5:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In her second Twitch stream, AOC hilariously explained how experiencing Elo Hell in League of Legends helped her develop the patience required for being a congresswoman.

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionally known as AOC, has been open about how much she loves League of Legends in the past. The proud politician even stunned her fans and followers when she revealed she finally made Silver IV.

It might have been her first foray into the minds and hearts of gamers around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the last. In October, AOC made history when hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch her play Among Us on Twitch for the very first time.

AOC was so well-loved among streamers and viewers, they begged her to come back for a second stream. It finally happened on November 27, and it was as wholesome and entertaining as the first.

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AOC’s first ever Among Us stream on Twitch was a smash hit.

At one point during the stream, Ryan ‘Northernlion’ Letourneau asked AOC an interesting question about her League of Legends experience and her response was both understandable and hilarious.

“Do you think having to keep your cool in League of Legends chat has helped your political career when it comes to maintaining some decorum in Congress?” asked Northernlion.

“Yeah, I think so,” said AOC. “Getting caught in Elo Hell really requires so much patience. I was playing with 12-year-olds… rage quitting five minutes into a game… so it really builds your patience.”

Elo Hell is a term used to describe situations where players and their rankings are dragged down due to incompetent and toxic teammates. It’s something League of Legends players know all too well, including AOC.

AOC has always managed to come across as down-to-earth. Still, it’s comforting and kind of funny to hear an esteemed congresswoman talk about something so relatable, especially to gamers.

Elo Hell in League of Legends is the absolute pits, but at least we now know it counts for something.