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Major Anivia changes coming in League of Legends 10.6 patch

Published: 8/Mar/2020 15:45

by Daniel Cleary

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League of Legends champion Anivia is set to receive major changes to her ultimate ability in the upcoming 10.6 patch.

Anivia is a champion that tends to fly under the radar in League of Legends and is not often seen in action, despite having an incredibly unique ability kit.

Fans of the Cryophoenix have been calling for the champion to receive buffs for quite a while and it seems as if Riot has finally caved in, revealing that the champion is set to undergo a change.

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Anivia’s unique ability kit can be extremely useful in different situations.

Anivia, which is usually played in the mid lane, is now expected to receive some major changes to her ultimate ability in patch 10.6 after Riot revealed that they were testing changes in the PBE – Public Beta Environment.

Riot developer Rob ‘KingCobra’ Rosa explained that the champion’s ultimate ability, Glacial Storm, will no longer be canceled if Anivia is hit with any type of crowd control.

This simple change could allow Anivia players to massively increase their potential damage in team fights as she is often targeted by opposing players looking to interrupt the Glacial champion’s combo.

Anivia mains would have previously had to rely on maintaining their distance and dodging skillshots to put out a lot of damage with their ultimate, but this major change now opens up many different outplay possibilities.

Another change that was made to Anivia’s ultimate is that Frostbite applied will last the same duration as the one applied by her Q ability, adding even more of a threat to those looking to take an extended fight against the champion.

Dignitas midlaner Henrik ‘Froggen’ Hansen, who has played a big role in popularizing the champ by playing it often on main stage, regardless of the current in-game meta, was also quite excited to see the Anivia buffs.

The Danish League of Legends star simply stated, “This is too OP,” suggesting that fans are likely to see a lot more of Anivia, both in the LCS and in Solo-Q matches, after the 10.6 update comes into effect on Wednesday, March 18.

Cosplay

League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.