LS calls out Riot for "pathetic" Amumu change in LoL patch 9.11 - Dexerto
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LS calls out Riot for “pathetic” Amumu change in LoL patch 9.11

Published: 30/May/2019 11:10 Updated: 30/May/2019 11:35

by Joe O'Brien

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League of Legends analyst Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare hit out at Riot over a “laughably pathetic” Amumu nerf in the recent 9.11 patch.

As always, in the wake of the new update LS did a rundown of the patch notes on his stream to give his reactions and predictions about what the changes could mean, and one change in particular stood out to him.

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The 9.11 update included a number of champion balance changes – and one of those was a nerf to Amumu that left LS nearly speechless.


Amumu

Passive bonus true damage decreased.

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We’re reverting Amumu’s passive buff from 9.8. Choosing this line specifically because too much of his strength is tied up in his passive and we want to keep the rest of his abilities feeling strong.

Passive – Cursed Touch

BONUS TRUE DAMAGE ON CURSED TARGETS 13% ⇒ 10%


Riot GamesAmumu isn’t frequently seen at the highest levels of League of Legends.

Amumu is hardly a top pick in the upper tiers of League of Legends, and entirely absent from professional play, so LS was stunned to see Riot revert a buff that the champion received previously in Patch 9.8.

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LS also offered some advice to whichever Riot developer pushed the Amumu change, under the assumption that the nerf comes as a result of said developer losing to the champion in a low-ranked game. Fans of LS will be familiar with his go-to suggestion for low-ranked players, which is simply to play Annie.

“I don’t know who it was that lost to this champion down there in the depths, but I’ve got some advice for you, alright. You’re gonna play Annie. You play Annie, we wouldn’t be having Amumu nerfed on 9.11 here. Mother of god, what am I fucking reading? What is going on here? I actually just don’t even have words, this is such a laughably pathetic fucking change. I’m actually angry, this is so stupid.”

While Amumu may not be a top champion in the higher tiers of play, however, Riot do have to try to balance at all tiers, and in the lower tiers he has proven quite strong. The champion currently boasts over a 53% win-rate, putting him on the higher end of champions statistically.

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Nevertheless, as this change itself demonstrates, Riot do continuously monitor and update champion balance, so it’s possible Amumu could get another buff to compensate in a future patch if this change proves too harmful to his success rate.

Cosplay

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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