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League of Legends: Riot Games reveals new details about the upcoming Patch 9.5

Published: 22/Feb/2019 22:01 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:17

by Alan Bernal

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The League of Legends developers gave some insight on where the 9.5 patch will be headed after early trends of the latest update are signaling where the game can improve.

The 9.4 update hit live servers on February 21 and brought a slew of changes to the game that sough to balance champs like Urgot, clean up top lane’s meta, and continue the search for a solution to the weak state of marksmen items.

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In a Dev Corner entry on February 22, the League of Legends devs gave a preview of what the latest patch might mean for 9.5 in the coming weeks.

With so many champion tuning in 9.4, Riot is closely watching for what 9.5 will need.

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Design Director Andrei ‘Meddler’ van Roon shared some of the early trends they are seeing with the current patch, and detailed where that would lead down the road.

“9.5 is likely to be a fairly straightforward, and probably comparatively small patch,” Meddler said. “It’ll have a range of champion balance changes in it, current expectation is it won’t have any larger changes to game systems though (things like the crit item changes recently for example).”

Seems like Riot is going to leave Urgot untouched for a whole patch to see if the the Dreadnought shows signs of slowing down.

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It seems that very early on, the 9.4 update is accomplishing some of its more simple balances. But Riot will keep a close eye on the effects from drastic changes like the ones Urgot and the Conqueror rune received.

Meddler mentioned that Riot was still chipping away at an improved Bounty System, but that those changes will probably come in the 9.6 patch.

Riot Games seem to be satisfied with the initial impacts that 9.4 is having, and if it keeps in the right direction, League of Legend’s 9.5 patch could be used to stabilize minor bumps encountered along the way.

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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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