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Riot reveal Mythic Items coming to League of Legends Season 11

Published: 12/Sep/2020 10:28 Updated: 12/Sep/2020 10:36

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games has provided an update on the massive item overhaul coming soon, sharing an early look at some of the Mythic Items coming to League of Legends ahead of Season 11.

Following each competitive season in League of Legends, Riot will use the preseason break to add any of the biggest changes they had planned throughout the year, while giving players time to adapt before the action kicks off again with the new year.

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While the last preseason was focused on the Elemental drakes and Rift updates, Leagues of Legends’ eleventh season will feature some major item and shop changes, after Riot announced a full overhaul on August 8.

preview of new league of legends item shop
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Riot is also working on changes to the League of Legends item shop.

What are Mythic items in League of Legends?

Riot has now released a massive update for the upcoming changes, on September 9, sharing that a new class of items called “Mythic Items” would arrive in the preseason.

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In the latest installment of Riot Pls, Jessica ‘Safelocked’ Nam explained that only one of these items could be purchased per game and that they would play a massive role in defining your playstyle.

“Mythic items are the cornerstones in your builds with big effects that define your playstyle from game to game,” she explained, “each Mythic also grants unique bonus stats to your other completed items.”

“You can only unlock one Mythic item at a time so you’ll have to make careful choices when deciding which one to build in-game.”

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Riot dev Mark Yetter also revealed a closer look at some of these new items, sharing three unique Mythics for Marksman champions, each with their unique stats and passives.

How many Mythic Items will there be?

Yetter shared that not all of these new Mythic items will be brand new, revealing that some of the game’s current items could be upgraded into Mythic status with the upcoming changes.

The Riot dev later added that each class of champion should receive three or four Mythic Items each, but with many unique champions, there will be some who synergize better with these items than others.

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He explained that Riot were hoping to have “at least 2 Mythics as viable options” for each champion and that players would still have to make build decisions in-game.

It is worth noting that as it is still early on into the development of these new items, and many of these stats could be changed ahead of their full release which is expected after Worlds 2020. You can find the expected stats for each of these items down below.

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Marksman Mythic Items for Season 11

Crimson Shieldbow – 3400 Gold

  • +50 Attack Damage
  • +15% Attack Speed
  • +12% Life Steal
  • When you take damage that would reduce you below 30% health, gain a 150-500 health shield for 3 seconds and 20% increased lifesteal for 8 seconds.
  • Mythic Passive: Empowers other Legendary items with +8 Armor and Magic Resist.

Behemoth Slayer – 3400 Gold

  • +60 Attack Damage
  • +25% Attack Speed
  • +20% Critical Strike Chance
  • Every third attack deals 80-240 (+30% bonus AD) additional true damage.
  • Mythic Passive: Empowers other Legendary Items with +5% Critical Strike Damage.

Galeforce – 3400 Gold

  • +60 Attack Damage
  • +15% Attack Speed
  • +20% Critical Strike Chance
  • Active: Dash a short distance (cannot cross walls) and deal 105-240 (+30% bonus AD) magic damage to a lowest health nearby enemy. Damage increases with enemy missing health.
  • Mythic Passive: Empowers other Legendary Items with +2% Movement Speed.
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Mac on MAD Lions failing at Worlds: “We’re not the same team from Summer”

Published: 1/Oct/2020 9:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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MAD Lions may have stunned the League of Legends community after the LEC youngsters failed to escape the Worlds 2020 Play-In Stage, but it wasn’t a huge shock for coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack: issues had been brewing behind the scenes for a while ahead of crunch time in Shanghai.

The surprise pack in Europe this year was MAD Lions, a young LEC team built around Marek “Humanoid” Brázda. The team, who had rebranded from Splyce ahead of the 2020 season, made the rest of Europe sit up and take notice.

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First, they ousted giants G2 Esports in the Spring finals upper bracket, before going on a tear through the Summer regular season. Unfortunately, their run ran out of steam at the playoffs hurdle, and they barely scraped into Worlds as Europe’s fourth seed.

Once in Shanghai, however, LEC fans felt MAD Lions had a second chance.

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Instead, in one final twist of cruel fate for the LEC stars, they were handed the ignominious title of the first-ever EU team to be eliminated in Play-Ins. It was just the second time ever a major region team had failed to advance to Worlds groups.

MAD Lions became just the second team from a major region to be eliminated in the Worlds Play-In stage.
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MAD Lions is just the second team from a major region to be eliminated in Play-Ins.

The result, Mac told Dexerto after their SuperMassive loss, was “embarrassing.”

“Obviously we’re extremely disappointed. We’re all a bit embarrassed, to be honest… we’re the first European team to drop out in Play-Ins. It sucks,” he said.

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“Frankly though, my initial thought is that we didn’t deserve to win. We were not the better team, and we haven’t been the better team for most of Play-Ins. We haven’t been the same MAD Lions everyone saw in Summer for a while now either.”

The issue, Mac explained, was two-fold. The team’s scrims had “ironically, been really good” in the build-up. That led to them collecting “a lot of bad information,” and having to re-adapt on the fly as the Worlds qualifying stage played out.

Add to that, the young MAD Lions roster hadn’t played a stage game since late Spring Split, and the nerves rolled in “hard.” The squad was nearly consumed by it, Mac said, and it showed in their games.

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“I don’t want to use any of that as an excuse, but yeah there were definitely a lot of nerves as we came into the Play-In stage,” he said.

“We had a lot of problems that should have been solved earlier too. We had to re-adapt… a lot of the stuff we’d practiced fell apart. That’s a failure from me, and the coaching staff; we couldn’t adapt quick enough, and it cost us in the end.”

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MAD Lions had a misread on the meta in Shanghai, coach Mac admitted.
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MAD Lions had a misread on the meta in Shanghai, coach Mac admitted.

MAD Lions’ short Shanghai journey was not a complete failure by any means, however. Mac admitted the team had already learned “so, so much” just from scrimming other international teams, and warned the LEC, “we’re bringing back what we learned.”

“I think these events, Worlds and the like, they’re so valuable for teams. You can get caught in your own little bubble, like us in Europe, and you don’t know where you stand with the meta and talent and everything like that,” the English coach said.

“Every region is different, right? You never get punished for your best aspects. When we scrimmed good international teams here we got punished a lot. That was a real, good thing for us, and that’s what we’re all looking to take away.”

MAD Lions finished 19th/20th, and will receive 0.75% of the Worlds prize pool.
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MAD Lions finished 19th/20th, and will receive 0.75% of the Worlds prize pool.

There was also a shining light from the roster itself; Mac believes Humanoid was given a chance to “show the world just how good he can be,” and did just that, despite MAD’s struggles at the championship.

“There was, what, fifteen, maybe twenty mid lane bans against him? To be able to come out of that and have good performances, that’s something really quite special… Marek has definitely proven himself this Worlds.”

Worlds continues with groups on Saturday, Oct. 3. Chinese champs Top Esports will open the main event against Group D rivals FlyQuest at 4pm local time (GMT+8).