League of Legends

What is Ability Haste in League of Legends? Stats, items, more

Published: 30/Sep/2020 0:30 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 16:12

by Andrew Amos

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Riot has shared the first details of League of Legends pre-season 11 item rework. While there’s a number of changes going through, none are bigger than the CDR rework. The new stat will be called Ability Haste and work differently to how cooldown reduction does nowadays.

Want to recreate URF in your regular Summoner’s Rift games? It could be possible, thanks to the CDR rework coming soon to League of Legends.

Cooldown reduction is out, and Ability Haste is in, offering players a new way to increase the amount of spells they can cast. It’s uncapped, unlike CDR, meaning you can get as much of it as you want and not be negatively affected. However, it works differently to its predecessor.

Karthus in League of Legends
Riot Games
CDR is being replaced in League of Legends Season 11.

How does Ability Haste work?

Ability Haste is coming into League of Legends to replace cooldown reduction (CDR). It’s not going to co-exist alongside it, but rather completely overhaul how it affects champions’ abilities.

It will work on a linear scale, like armor and magic resist do nowadays. The stat will be a flat value that directly affects how often you can cast spells. For every 1 Ability Haste, you’ll be able to cast spells 1% more often.

It will be uncapped, meaning you can build as much of it as you want. You’ll never be able to reach zero-second cooldowns on your abilities, but you’ll have the chance to get upwards of 50% cooldown reduction unlike the hard 40% cap now.

How is it different from CDR?

There’s a few key differences between cooldown reduction and Ability Haste. The biggest difference is that the two stats scale differently.

Ability Haste works linearly, meaning at all values it’ll have the same impact. CDR works exponentially, meaning that as you get more CDR it becomes more valuable. This key distinction means that it’ll be easier to calculate the power of the new stat versus CDR.

As we mentioned earlier, Ability Haste will be uncapped. While you won’t be able to hit 100% CDR ⁠— it’s mathematically impossible ⁠— you can definitely get some crazy values going. At 66, you’ll break through the current CDR cap. 100 will be the equivalent of 50% CDR. If you really want to focus on casting fast, you’ll be able to.

The less “oppressive” nature of Ability Haste also means we might see it on more items than we did CDR too. CDR is a finicky stat that’s hard to keep balanced due to its raw power. However, with Ability Haste, it should be a bit easier to keep its power in check.

Corki in League of Legends
Riot Games
Almost every champion in League builds CDR in some capacity, and it’ll be no different with Ability Haste.

What items give Ability Haste in League of Legends?

It’s unclear what items exactly will have Ability Haste on them come Season 11. We can assume that every item with CDR ⁠— or CDR components ⁠— will make the switch. However, with Riot looking to remove or drastically rework over half of the items, the shop could look very different.

Here’s a list of all items that currently give Ability Haste in League of Legends:

  • Sunfire Aegis
  • Frostfire Gauntlets
  • Berserker Suit
  • Duskblade of Draktharr
  • Prowler’s Claw
  • Liandry’s Anguish
  • Everfrost
  • Hextech Rocketbelt
  • Axamuk’s Folly
  • Night Harvester
  • Trinity Force
  • Goredrinker
  • Stridebreaker
  • Divine Devourer
  • Shurelya’s Battlesong
  • Locket of the Iron Solari
  • Moonstone Renewer
  • Navori Quickblade
  • Cosmic Drive
  • Serylda’s Grudge
  • Chempunk Chainsword
  • Chemtech Fumigator
  • Ixtali Wardstone
  • Ixtali Wardstone Upgrade
  • Essence Reaver
  • Gargoyle Stoneplate
  • Spirit Visage
  • Frozen Heart
  • Randuin’s Omen
  • Ravenous Hydra
  • Black Cleaver
  • Death’s Dance
  • Zeke’s Convergence
  • Knight’s Vow
  • Mikael’s Blessing
  • Muramana

Ability Haste will be launched in pre-season 11 as part of the new League of Legends item rework. Riot are also eyeing off major changes to Grievous Wounds and Tenacity. You can read about the overhaul here.

League of Legends

LPL 2021 Spring Split: EDward Gaming still undefeated

Published: 23/Feb/2021 12:52 Updated: 23/Feb/2021 12:55

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 17 Chinese teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs, so here’s everything you need to know, from streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.


  • EDward Gaming sweep Bilibili Gaming 2-0.
  • EDward Gaming have not dropped a series.
  • Top Esports demolish LNG 2-0.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below is how each team places in the current standings, with EDward Gaming yet to drop a series.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 EDward Gaming 8-0 16-2
2 FunPlus Phoenix 7-2 15-4
3 Royal Never Give Up 6-1 13-5
4 Team WE 6-3 12-8
5 JD Gaming 5-3 10-6
6 Top Esports 4-3 9-6
7 Rare Atom 4-3 8-6
8 Invictus Gaming 4-4 10-8
9 Victory Five 4-4 10-11
10 LNG Esports 4-4 8-10
11 Bilibili Gaming 4-5 11-2
12 Suning 3-5 7-10
13 ThunderTalk Gaming 2-5 5-11
14 eStar Gaming 2-6 7-13
15 LGD Gaming 1-5 3-10
16 Oh My God 1-6 4-13
17 Rogue Warriors 1-7 2-15

LPL Spring Split 2021: Schedule & results

Below are the schedule & results for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the previous week’s results. We’ll update this section as we get further along into the tournament.

Week 6 schedule (February 22 – February 28)

Date Match PST EST GMT
February 22 Suning 0 – 2 JD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 0 – 2 Team WE 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 23 Bilibili Gaming 0 – 2 EDward Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 LNG Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 24 ThunderTalk Gaming vs Rare Atom 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE vs eStar Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 25 Oh My God vs Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors vs Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 26 JD Gaming vs ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus Gaming vs EDward Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 27 LGD Gamings vs Rogue Warriors 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
eStar Gaming vs Top Esports 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up vs FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 28 Victory 5 vs LNG Esports 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
Rare Atom vs Oh My God 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning vs Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 5 results (February 1 – February 7)

Date Match PST EST GMT
February 1 Suning 2 – 0 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 2 Rare Atom 2 – 0 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Victory 5 0 – 2 EDward Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 3 eStar Gaming 1 – 2 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
JD Gaming 2- 0 Rogue Warriors 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 4 Invictus Gaming 2 – 0 Oh My God 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2 – 0 LNG Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 5 LGD Gaming 2 – 0 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2 – 0 Suning 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 6 Bilibili Gaming 1-2 Oh My God 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
JD Gaming 2-0 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 Top Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 7 LNG Esports 0-2 Rare Atom 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
Victory 5 2-1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus Gaming 1-2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Bilibili Gaming Biubiu Meteor Zeka Aiming Mark
Edward Gaming Flandre Jiejie Scout Viper Meiko
eStar Gaming zs H4cker irma rat ShiauC
FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri Tian Doinb Lwx Crisp
Invictus Gaming TheShy XUN Rookie Wink Baolan
JD Gaming Zoom Kanavi Xiye, Yagao LokeN LvMao
LGD Gaming Cult Flora, Kui Uniboy Garvey, Kramer Peace
LNG Esports M1kuya Tarzan icon Light Iwandy
Oh My God New Aki Wuming Eric COLD
Rare Atom Cube Aix FoFo iBoy Hang
Rogue Warriors Ziv Haro Forge kelin, Michi QiuQiu
Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu Wei Cryin GALA Ming
Suning Bin SofM Angel huanfeng ON
Team WE Breathe beishang Shanks Jiumeng Missing
Top Esports 369 Karsa knight JackeyLove Zhuo
ThunderTalk Gaming Chelizi bless Captain SamD Teeen
Victory Five LANGX Weiwei Mole y4 ppgod