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LoL: Riot Games “micropatches” Sylas after major 9.19 nerfs

Published: 26/Sep/2019 21:04 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 1:42

by Alan Bernal

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The League of Legends devs are issuing a micropatch to Sylas as the effects of the 9.19 update weakened the champion a bit too much heading into the Worlds 2019.

The Worlds 9.19 patch has descended on League of Legends, and while Riot Games combed popular competitive champions to be in top shape for the tournament, it looks like the nerfs to jungler/mid/top bully Sylas have him at a disadvantageous position.

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As one of the more popular targets for picks and bans on the competitive level, Sylas brings a ton of utility and flexibility for engages. Riot has been constantly updating him every patch, and now he has a mini-patch all for his own.

Riot GamesSylas is going to get a bit more tankier going into Worlds.

In a September 25 tweet, Riot Gameplay Design lead Mark ‘Scruffy’ Yetter explained how changes to The Unshackled were “a bit harder” than the company intended them to be, leading to an immediate hotfix.

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“Sylas nerfs in 9.19 went a bit harder than we wanted,” Riot Scruffy said. “We have micropatched back in the armor we removed.”

The changes are going to reinforce Sylas of the durability he lost, bumping his base armor from 28 to 32, and his armor per level from 2.5 back up to 3.

Riot’s micropatch actually mirrors his stats in the 9.18 patch. The devs initially nerfed him because his “generalist kit and high AoE power” from his passive was a deadly combination that “created no-fail situations which led to Sylas’ 3-role, omnipresent, pro flex status.”

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While the nerf to his passive Petricite Burst still stands, he’ll retain his tankiness that Sylas players enjoined before the 9.19 update.

Riot GamesSylas probably won’t pop off a lot in Worlds due to the 9.19 nerfs that are still intact.

Though some in the community are starting to get antsy about all of the changes that have been coming to Sylas.

“Really unnecessary revert guess we’re back to permabanning Sylas in high elo once more,” one person said in reply to Scruffy’s update.

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Meanwhile, OpTic Gaming head coach Thomas ‘Zaboutine’ Si-Hassen didn’t seem impressed about the impact of the micropatch: “Cool you transformed him into a slightly tankier ward.”

Sylas has been a priority pick/ban for a lot of teams in the regular season, and it’ll be interesting to see how this iteration of The Unshackled fairs when Worlds 2019 starts on October 2.

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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.

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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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