League of Legends

What Mythic items should ADC players buy in League of Legends Season 11?

Published: 16/Nov/2020 4:22

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends has had a massive switch-up in Season 11; after ten years, items have been overhauled, leaving many LoL fans in the dark on what to buy from the shopkeeper in League’s new era; here’s which powerful Mythic items ADC players should be adding to their build.

Whether you’re new to League of Legends this season, or have been playing for the past decade, the new Season 11 preseason item overhaul has left LoL fans in the dark.

The main change, outside of a host of reworked items, new legendaries, and even a slate of new jungle starters, are “mythics” ⁠— ultra-powerful items that hand out hefty stat boosts, and grant other items you buy small power-ups at the same time. These have become ‘must-buy’ options in Season 11 preseason so far.

The trick to winning in LoL at the moment is your mythic choice. There’s plenty to choose from, and it can be daunting; we’ve picked out some of the best and which champions to buy them on, so you can get the edge in Season 11 and beyond.

Galeforce

Galeforce's in-game stats, passives, and "Cloudburst" active.
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Galeforce’s in-game stats, passives, and “Cloudburst” active.

The newest bow added to the League of Legends arsenal, Galeforce, is everything you could want in an ADC item pick. For 3400 gold the item comes packed with 55 attack damage, 20% attack speed, and 20% critical strike chance to boot.

The real kicker, however, is its active, “Cloudburst.” Many ADC champions are often relatively slow and mobile, making them easy targets. Cloudburst changes all of this in Season 11.

The active grants ADC characters ⁠— or anyone that buys it ⁠— a short dash and three missiles shot out in any direction. It also heaps 3% move speed on every legendary item you finish in any battle on Summoner’s Rift.

Galeforce dishes out all the stats an ADC could need, while also helping one of the role’s biggest weaknesses; expect it to become a core buy on most marksman.

Champions to buy Galeforce on:

  • Xayah
  • Jhin
  • Miss Fortune
  • Jinx
  • Kog’Maw
  • Kai’Sa

When to buy: Galeforce is a strong buy on any immobile ADC pick, like Jhin, Jinx, Kog’Maw, and more. If you need to scoot around or dodge spells, buy Galeforce.

Immortal Shieldbow

Immortal Shieldbow's in-game stats and "Lifeline" passive.
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Immortal Shieldbow’s in-game stats and “Lifeline” passive.

Here it is ⁠— the all-star ADC mythic item in Season 11. Galeforce is certainly the funnest, and Kraken Slayer will be knocking on the door to this title, but right now Immortal Shieldbow has solidified itself as the “first-try” item on any ADC.

The Shieldbow is definitely a defensive pick. It dolls out attack damage (50), attack speed (15%), critical strike chance (20%) and life steal (12%) as well as gifting all other completed legendary items 5 attack damage and 50 health on top of the base stats.

The bow’s unique perk, “Lifeline,” is nothing new. It has appeared on ADC items like Maw of Malmortius and Bloodrinker in the past, but that was only spell-focused.

In Season 11, marksmen now have access to the stronger Streak’s Gage version, while boosting their stats too. It’s not exactly Guardian’s Angel ⁠— a good item to combo it with ⁠— but a 250-700 shield is nothing to spit at either.

Champions to buy Immortal Shieldbow on:

  • Ashe
  • Samira
  • Miss Fortune
  • Kalista
  • Sivir
  • Xayah

When to buy: Buy the Immortal Shieldbow when you need to live through fights. If enemy champions are diving the backline, you can’t go wrong with safety.

Kraken Slayer

Kraken Slayer's in-game stats and "Bring it Down" passive.
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Kraken Slayer’s in-game stats and “Bring it Down” passive.

“True damage.” It’s the offensive stat every marksman loves in their item toolkit, and the third bot lane mythic, Kraken Slayer, has it in spades, and then some.

The harpoon’s unique bonus, “Bring it Down,” grants 60 +30% bonus true damage to every third auto-attack. That means once you fork out the 3400 gold, your going to start dishing out some serious damage to carries and tanks alike.

On top of true damage, Kraken Slayer also gives 60 attack damage, 25% attack speed, and 20% crit chance ⁠— the best raw AD stats of the preseason items.

Kraken Slayer also gives a strong 10% extra attack speed on every single finished legendary item. That means once you’re full build, the mythic will be granting 65% attack speed across the board, and dealing hefty true damage every third hit.

Right now, the harpoon item is in a battle with Shieldbow for the “must-pick” mythic of the season. For defence, take the bow. For pure offensive power, Kraken Slayer is the pick.

Champions to buy Kraken Slayer on:

  • Vayne
  • Kai’Sa
  • Tristana
  • Jinx
  • Lucian
  • Varus

When to buy: Your job in this game is to dish out maximum damage in front-to-back fights against meaty tanks? Scoop up the Kraken Slayer, and get to work.

Other possible ADC mythic picks

There are a few Mythic items we’ve not listed as our core ADC picks too. Eclipse, a lethality item, is one option. Jhin players have been picking up this 3200 gold item for its penetration omni vamp (10%), and access to shredding lethality (18).

Eclipse’s passive, “Ever Rising Moon,” gives 8% extra damage, a hearty helping of move speed, and a shield. Try it out on the Virtuoso; you won’t be disappointed.

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Jhin is one of a few ADCs that dabbles in non-marksman Mythic items in League Season 11.

The final pick is Trinity Force, and that’s no surprise. ADC champions like Ezreal have been building TF since the early days of League of Legends, and ⁠— for now, at least ⁠— that doesn’t look like it’s going to be changing any time soon either.

Trinity Force is relatively similar, with its old “Spellblade” unique paired with “Swift Blades,” which gives extra move speed.

The mythic gives attack damage, attack speed, health, and ability haste as well, making it a great buy just on pure base stats in Season 11.

Call of Duty

All Warzone Season 2 map changes: New Ship POI, Weapon Silos, closed-off locations

Published: 25/Feb/2021 8:24

by Albert Petrosyan

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Warzone Season Two has arrived, and along with all the new content that Raven Software have added, there are several major changes to the Verdansk map.

There’s no denying that many Warzone players were looking forward to possibly getting a new map in Season 2, and while there isn’t one just yet, the community will have to make do with several notable changes made to Verdansk.

Headlining the map changes is the new Ship POI that’s brought Zombies back into Warzone. In addition, there are three new massive Weapon Silos that contain lots of valuable loot.

To round off the list, the devs have opted to close off a few locations as well, including the Subway and six different bunkers. You can find a full breakdown of this below.

Warzone Season 2: new Shipwreck POI

Warzone Season 2 ship POIThe cargo tanker has crashed into the shore of Verdansk in Warzone Season 2.

“The doomed cargo tanker known as the Vodianoy has run aground in the low estuary of swamp ground less than a klick west of the Zordaya Prison Complex.”

The cargo tanker that was getting closer and closer to Verdansk has finally made port, and by that we mean it’s crashed entirely into the shore near Prison. Officially called Shipwreck, this new POI is pretty massive in size, featuring a fully-accessible exterior area and several floors of interior space.

The most important thing to know about the ship is that it’s infested with Zombies, as part of the new Outbreak Event going on in Cold War and Warzone. Killing these Zombies will earn you score to unlock new rewards in the event, and if you slay enough, you can get a yellow key card that unlocks crates with lots of high-tier loot.

Warzone Season 2: new Weapon Silos

“A team of Operators discovered Missile Silos hidden underneath the city’s three war monuments.”

Also new to Verdansk are three Weapon Silos that contain lots of valuable weapons and items for players to loot. These Silos are actually pretty big, so you should definitely consider exploring through them if you have the chance.

Where to find the Weapon Silos in Warzone Season 2:

  • Jarvdinsk Spomenik above the Arklov Peak Military Base
  • Zoszni Spomenik southeast of the Novi Grazna Hills
  • Styor Spomenik in Tavorsk Park
Weapon Silo locations in Warzone Season 2.Locations of the three new Weapon Silos in Warzone Season 2.

Here are walkthroughs of all three Silos:

MILITARY BASE

NOVI GRAZNA HILLS

TAVORSK PARK

Warzone Season 2: Closed-off locations

“Due to the contamination, security protocol mandates a complete shut down of the following locations.”

Raven Software giveth and Raven Software taketh away. Balancing out all of the new additions to Verdansk are several areas that the devs have decided to restrict access to.

These include the Subway system, Stadium Garage, and Bunkers 00, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11. At this point it’s not clear whether or not any of these POIs will be re-enabled, although that could be a moot point if Verdansk does end up getting destroyed during Season 2.

That wraps up everything you need to know about the major map changes to Verdansk in Warzone Season 2; make sure to check out the following links for the rest of the Season 2 info in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War: