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Riot reveal how crazy League of Legends’ Aphelios could have been

Published: 26/Nov/2019 12:13 Updated: 26/Nov/2019 12:42

by Kamil Malinowski


League of Legends’ newest Champion Aphelios was revealed on November 25, with many fans being shocked by his overwhelming kit. However, Riot Games have revealed just how much crazier it could have been.

Aphelios will become playable on December 10, joining the League of Legends in the marksman role. But he is nothing like any other marksman, or champion, in the game so far.

This new character has a rather complicated kit, as he makes use of five different weapons which change both his auto attacks and abilities. These weapons are all unique and feature both short and long-range, giving him a dynamic playstyle.

To make things even more complex, the weapons all get their own abilities and have a limited amount of ammo, so players will constantly be switching around. All this gives the champion access to seven different abilities, as well as 17 different combinations for his Q, which combines two weapons.

Riot GamesAphelios features five unique weapons.

Five weapons already seem fairly difficult to master as there is a high number of combinations and synergies that could be made with them. However, Riot revealed that the champion’s initial design was incredibly complex, as he had 25 different weapons.

“When we were early on exploring the concept of master of all guns CertainlyT wanted to put literally 25 weapons on him. I really love that commitment to the concept, but LOL” said LoL’s gameplay designer Mark Yetter.

It’s difficult to imagine how the champion could even work with so many weapons, as that would give him 27 different abilities and an insane amount of options.

League fans were understandably shocked by this revelation, some saying the designers must be “on crack” while others praised them for being “creative and unique” even if this may be going a bit too far.

Aphelios will already be incredibly difficult to master thanks to the massive amount of spells and weapon combinations he has, but at least players can be thankful they won’t have to deal with 25 different weapons and hundreds of combinations.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary


A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.