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What support Mythic item should you buy in League Season 11?

Published: 15/Nov/2020 17:01

by Andrew Amos

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The League of Legends item shop has been revamped in Season 11 with the all-new Mythic items. However, what are the best picks for support players? From Locket of the Iron Solari, to Imperial Mandate, and even Eclipse, we’ve got you covered.

The new League of Legends item shop in Season 11 can feel like a bit of a mess to navigate. For old and new players alike, it’s a lot to take in.

However, if you’re a support main looking to dive into the new season, thankfully there are some good options for you in the Mythics department. You’ll pretty much always want to buy these ultra-powerful items first, as you can start stacking the passive immediately through your maxed-out support item.

What’s the best Mythic item for each support champion though? We’ve broken down each item into its pros and cons, who you should buy it on, when, and why, so you can get the edge over your opponents every time.

Shurelya’s Battlesong

Shurelyas Battlesong in League of Legends

Champions: Alistar, Blitzcrank

First off the rank is the engage support tool, Shurelya’s Battlesong. It’s ostensibly the same as the old Shurelya’s Reverie, but with a few key changes. Most notably, the active now gives allies bonus damage on their next three attacks after speeding up.

This support item, however, falls behind its other “tanky” companion, which we will get to in just a minute. The 2.5% movement speed Mythic bonus can be handy for getting around the map, but the stats don’t really line up for the kinds of champions who want this item.

Its lack of armor and magic resist means picks like Alistar or Blitzcrank, who might consider buying Shurelya’s Battlesong, could be drawn away from it. While there are an abundance of other defensive items, supports are on a pretty strict budget regardless, and getting a tanky item could be better than just the movement speed bonus on these picks.

However, if your team needs that reliable engage, and you’re confident you won’t just die from burst before you get your Aftershock proc, then Shurelya’s Battlesong will be a solid pick to not only help you find those fights, but get around the map and set up objectives quickly.

Locket of the Iron Solari

Locket of the Iron Solari in League of Legends

Champions: Leona, Braum, Nautilus, Tahm Kench and most other tank supports.

If you’re a tank support right now, there’s arguably no better item to build than Locket of the Iron Solari. The reworked Locket is incredibly strong, boasting a solid amount of resistances, ability haste, and the strongest Locket shield to date. Plus, the old aura is back.

The shield scales up to 420 health at level 18, which is a solid amount of burst in a late game fight. That’s not the biggest boon though. The extra armor and magic resist aura ⁠— which is buffed through the Mythic passive ⁠— means it’s even harder to cut through that shield.

The resistances make it a perfect pick on basically any tank support. It gives them the stats to survive outside of their Aftershock being burst, or even on a pick like Tahm Kench where you don’t build Aftershock.

There’s very few scenarios ⁠— as we mentioned above ⁠— where you’d take Shurelya’s over Locket on a tank support in Season 11. This is the go-to tank support item though in most situations.

Moonstone Renewer

Moonstone Renewer in League of Legends

Champions: Sona, Soraka.

Moonstone Renewer, on paper, is basically Soraka’s dream. Hit abilities in combat, do mega healing to allies. It’s a pretty straight forward equation. However, much like Shurelya’s Battlesong, it falls flat compared to the other dedicated enchanter-mage Mythic.

The biggest problem with Moonstone Renewer is that, as of patch 10.23, it’s bugged. It doesn’t proc half the time, and because of that, it loses a lot of its effectiveness. It’s also a lot easier to counter than Imperial Mandate. More healing on Soraka? Even more reason to build Grievous Wounds.

Base stats wise, it’s the exact same as Imperial Mandate. However, it’s relatively tricky to keep up and get it fully stacked to have maximum effectiveness across a fight.

If you are playing an enchanter support like Sona or Soraka, who doesn’t have access to a lot of crowd control in their kit, it’s better to pick up Moonstone Renewer just because you can activate it more. Else, you’ll want to pick up Imperial Mandate.

Imperial Mandate

Imperial Mandate in League of Legends

Champions: Seraphine, Nami, Yuumi, and any AP mage support or enchanter.

Speaking of Imperial Mandate, here it is. Imperial Mandate isn’t just the best enchanter support mythic in League, but quite possibly one of the best mythics in Season 11. Period.

It’s got the same stats as Moonstone Renewer, but its Mark of Enmity passive is just so much better. The bonus damage on immobilizing abilities, which can then be procced by your ally to get even more damage down, with a per enemy cooldown rather than overall, is bonkers.

If your support has more than one reliable CC tool in their kit, there’s no reason to not pick up Imperial Mandate. It doesn’t even have to be hard CC, anything from a Lux E to a Yuumi Q is sufficient. If it has AOE, even better ⁠— multiple targets you can burst.

Plus, with the Mythic passive of extra AP, it means supports that rely more on damage can effectively build it. While it might not be the same DPS as a Luden’s, it’s still very effective, especially if you can get it built early, as it does more damage earlier than late.

Other non-support Mythics: Eclipse, Turbo Chemtank

Eclipse (Senna, Pantheon, Pyke, and other AD supports): There’s no dedicated AD support item in League Season 11, despite there now being three AD supports in the meta in Senna, Pantheon, and Pyke. Hell, you can theory craft with others if you like, because Eclipse allows you to.

Senna, Pantheon, and Pyke can all easily activate the shield, bonus damage, and movement speed with just the start of their combos, allowing them to not only do tons of damage, but survive fights. If you pick any of these supports, Eclipse + Umbral Glaive are must-builds.

Pyke in League of Legends
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There’s no dedicated AD support mythic in League of Legends Season 11, but Eclipse does the trick.

Luden’s Tempest (Xerath, Vel’Koz, and some AP mages): We mentioned Imperial Mandate earlier as a great AP support item, but if you’re feeling really greedy, you can go for Luden’s Tempest.

If you want to dish out tons of damage by yourself and not really be a ‘support’ aside from in spirit, then Luden’s can transform you into the mid laner of your dreams. Especially potent on Xerath and Vel’Koz, but be mindful of the utility ⁠— and extra gold ⁠— you give up by going for it.

Turbo Chemtank (Alistar): Not feeling Shurelya’s and got a bit of extra gold to spend off the back of a good early fight? Turbo Chemtank is great for jumping in and starting the fight, especially on Alistar.

For only 500 gold more, you get the Immolate passive, tenacity and slow resist on your mythic passive, and a more effective Shurelya’s just for yourself. It’s very similar to the old Righteous Glory, so if you built that on supports, this is your go-to item: just bear in mind the extra cost.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 gameplay revealed and it looks incredible

Published: 25/Nov/2020 12:02

by Kieran Bicknell

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Despite suffering numerous long delays, fans are still hyped for CD Projekt Red’s dystopian Cyberpunk 2077. As the release date edges closer, we’ve had our first look at the game on PS5, as well as a comparison between PS4 Pro and PS5 graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2020. With its dystopian open-world setting, insane customization, and intriguing storyline, it looks set to become a truly epic title.

It’s not without its issues though, having suffered a number of consecutive delays, along with controversy over the dreaded ‘crunch’ for devs.

However, it seems that we may be on the ‘home stretch’ for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Devs have now released the final teaser of gameplay footage, along with a first glimpse at the game running on the next-gen PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 footage
YouTube: Cyberpunk 2077
The rain effects and lighting in Cyberpunk 2077 take on a whole new depth on PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk is a fantastic looking game. With cutting-edge graphics, the visuals have stunned even the most doubtful of critics. So far, we’ve only seen the game on current-gen consoles, but CD Projekt Red has now revealed the first preview of the game running on the next-gen PlayStation 5.

Technically, the game is running via backward compatibility in the footage. However, the game will be available on PS5 at launch.

Starting at the very beginning, the footage shows the initial stages of the ‘Nomad’ life path. On PS4 pro the game looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of fantastic light effects, incredible detail, and lots of immersive scenes.

However, around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the footage switches over to PS5, and the difference is immediately noticeable.

Next-gen footage starts at 4:32

The shadows become immediately deeper, without losing any of the detail. The rain also suddenly takes on a whole new dimension, creating streaks on the windows that look impressively realistic.

Lighting also changes, with more natural-looking flares when looking up at streetlights through car windows, and the traditional ‘haze’ from the neon lights of the city also taking on more of a prominent role.

Highlights become more controlled, and the falloff between light and dark extremes feel more natural, with a more gradual transition between the two.

Sadly, we were only shown just over two minutes’ worth of footage. However, if those two minutes are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to look absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles.