Could Yasuo’s brother Yone be the next League of Legends champion? - Dexerto
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Could Yasuo’s brother Yone be the next League of Legends champion?

Published: 23/Apr/2020 9:03 Updated: 27/Apr/2020 14:54

by Isaac McIntyre

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Riot has confirmed there are still at least two more new League of Legends champions to debut in 2020, and all signs ⁠— from dev updates to an upcoming event ⁠— point to one of the new arrivals being Yasuo’s long-dead brother Yone.

Champion releases in League are a big deal. After a deluge of unique characters released in the title’s early years, Riot have massively slowed down development. Just five champs were released in 2019. Only three debuted in 2018.

According to Riot, who revealed in a Jan 14 dev video, three more champions are set to join LoL’s roster 2020. There are reworks planned ⁠— Fiddlesticks has already arrived and Volibear is next ⁠— but the new three are the headliners.

The question then is, who joins the ranks on Summoner’s Rift? Players have already got their hands on Sett. Some are even taking him bot lane, despite Riot’s plans to have him dominate top. But two more new faces are coming soon.

At the moment, all signs are pointing to one place: Yone, the fallen Ionian warlord killed by Yasuo in the infamous champion’s original lore. From Riot’s sneaky teasers, to an upcoming event, here’s why he might be Champion 149.

League's next champion release could be Yasuo's seemingly dead brother Yone.
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League’s next champion release could be Yasuo’s seemingly dead brother Yone.

Yone could be “returning from the dead”

In the January 14 development video, Riot champion producer Ryan ‘Reav3’ Mireles revealed League’s summer event would involve two generals at war. On top of that, he confirmed one would be “returning from the dead” as well.

Reav3 added the “masked stranger” champion would remind players “some demons should remain in our past.” Considering Yasuo murdered his older brother, it makes sense Yone may come back for vengeance eventually.

Returning from the dead seems a little bit too deus-ex-machina, of course, but remember its a storyline Riot has enjoyed tapping into recently. Six years after Lucian was released, he was finally reunited with his wife Senna in 2019.

A masked revenant returning from the dead for revenge against his brother would also set up the summer event perfectly. Yasuo may be a bit of a loner at the moment, but he could easily raise an army to fight his brother if needed.

This theory was also compounded recently, when LoL players began seeing Yasuo drop a different colored sword when dying. This color change matched artwork shown in the roadmap clip, which sees a blade change from white to red.

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 4:10 in the video below.

What kind of LoL champion could Yone be?

If resurrected on the lore side of things, Yone would still need to be fleshed out in-game as well. An earlier Riot gameplay roadmap, released around October 2019, may hold a clue to his game style; it’s quite similar to his brothers.

The roadmap describes a champion “in early stages of production” which would eventually be an “edgy solo-lane melee carry.” Sound familiar? It should ⁠— it basically sounds like Riot are making a second Yasuo in 2020.

Sett could fit that hint as well, but his personality is more focused around being a ‘Boss’ than it is being an edgelord. He was just two months from debut when that roadmap aired though, which doesn’t really fit the production timeline.

If we consider this 2019 mention points towards Yone, it looks like he could play similarly to his brother. Lucian and Senna share similar animations and effect traits, and they are heavily linked. Maybe Yasuo and Yone will be too.

Finally, Yone’s Legends of Runeterra card “Yone, Windchaser” shares the same Stun keyword as brother Yasuo. This may be less to go on, but considering the Unforgiven uses wind and crowd control on the Rift, they could match there too.

Could League of Legends be about to get a Yasuo 2.0 in the form of Yone?
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Could League of Legends be about to get a Yasuo 2.0 in the form of Yone?

When will Yone potentially be released?

It’s all well and good to know which League champion might be coming next. The question is when can players actually get their hands on them. In that regard, it looks like there may still be a little wait until Yone lands on the PBE.

Volibear’s rework is currently underway, and that could likely be the next new-look champion to arrive in League. Once that’s live ⁠— likely in Patch 10.10 or 10.11 ⁠— we could see Yone in the spotlight soon after that.

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TFT patch 10.25 to feature Talon buffs, Warwick & Moonlight nerfs, more

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:29

by Andrew Amos

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TFT patch 10.25 is on its way as the final update ahead of the Mid-Set update, and it’s set to be massive. Talon could be back on the menu, Warwick and Moonlight are getting a nerf, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The TFT meta has stabilized after patch 10.24. No longer is it 4-1 roll down and pray, because there’s actually meaning to the early game.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing Riot can’t improve though. With the b-patch finally going live with nerfs to Zed, Yone, and Runaan’s Hurricane, TFT patch 10.25 is going to be the big one before the year’s end. It’s the final patch before January’s mid-set update, which will shake up units, traits, and more.

Enduring Sword Talon in TFT
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Talon could be back in TFT patch 10.25 with some damage buffs.

TFT patch 10.24b nerfs Zed, Yone, more

Before we dive too deep into TFT patch 10.25, it’s important to note some changes were made in the middle of TFT patch 10.24 that you might have missed. Zed and Yone were nerfed, alongside traits Keeper, Cultist, and attack speed item Runaan’s Hurricane.

This was to curb the power of Zed carry comps which had risen to prominence. An attack speed nerf has made them less potent, but ultimately still strong. The same goes for the rest of the nerfs, which have lightly nudged the power balance instead of major overhauls.

Moonlight the big target on TFT patch 10.25

TFT patch 10.24 had one big winner, and it was Moonlight reroll compositions. Diana and Lissandra carry have been two of the strongest picks on this patch thanks to the rolling changes.

However, on TFT patch 10.25, Riot are bringing them back in line. Because it’s easier to hit the composition, Riot have had to bring back Lissandra and Diana’s damage to be more in line with other one-cost units. While they still have the four-star mechanic, it won’t be as hard to beat.

Warwick is also set for a big nerf to his lifesteal at one and two-star to compensate for his ability overhaul last patch. This will be coupled with a Divine nerf, reducing the amount of true damage the units dish out.

Wukong, Fiora, Sylas, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, and Talon are all set for buffs, while Vi and Kayn are on Riot’s naughty list.

Diana in TFT Fates
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Moonlight champions Diana and Lissandra are getting nerfed in TFT patch 10.25.

You can find the full set of changes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will update this with the full patch notes once they drop on December 8.

TFT patch 10.24 preview notes

Champions

Tier 1

Wukong

  • Ability AD percent increased from 225/250/275% to 250/265/280%

Fiora

  • Damage increased from 200/300/450 to 250/400/600

Lissandra

  • Ability damage lowered from 350/450/600/800 to350/450/550/700
  • Ability secondary damage lowered from 175/225/300/450 to 175/225/275/375

Diana

  • Ability orbs lowered from 4/5/6/9 to 4/5/6/8

Tier 2

Sylas

  • Damage increased from 250/400/600/1000 to 250/400/700/1111

Vi

  • Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%

Tier 3

Xin Zhao

  • Ability AD percent changed from 300/325/350% to 330/340/350%

Evelynn

  • Ability damage increased from 350/500/1400 to 350/600/1500
  • Ability damage multiplier lowered from 3 to 2.

Tier 4

Talon

  • Ability AD percent increased from 200/200/250% to 240/250/275%

Warwick

  • Ability lifesteal lowered from 50/50/200% to 40/40/200%

Tier 5

Kayn

  • Damage changed from 400/600/6666 to 375/575/6666