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Patch 7.8 Summary

by MissMaw on April 18, 2017

CAW CAW and welcome to MOBAFire Patch Summary - 7.8!

Once this patch goes live, you can finally swoop in on the rift with the two love birds Xayah and Rakan! That's basically the most important part of the patch, but of course there are some champions changes and bug fixes too.

ARSR is gone (finally) and this week's featured game mode is Legend of the Poro King. You can start playing this, if people actually do play it, as of the 21st and up until the 28th of april.

Check out the full patch notes for details on any changes that interest you.

Champion Changes


! = Rework / Gameplay Update* = Bugfixes or Display Changes+ = Buff- = Nerf~ = Mixed Changes


Surprisingly there aren't that many champion changes this patch. The biggest change was probably that of Udyr. Udyr's Q Tiger Stance has been entirely reworked; Udyr’s first and then every third basic attack in this mode are dubbed "Tiger Strikes" and they inflict DoT (damage over time) damage. His W Turtle Stance has also been changed, it no longer grants him lifesteal but in this mode his first and then every third attack will heal him. Shen has also receieved some big changes; specifically his Q, E and most importantly his ultimate Stand United. The CD has been increased and the shield value has been lowered on targets above 40% max health.

Our favourite.. whatever he is.. Aatrox has receieved some changes this patch which just might make him viable after 5 seasons (though probably not). Hellbent attack speed has gone up and now refreshes on monsters. His W Blood Thirst receieved a little buff too the proc now grants more health. Three mages, Ryze, Lissandra and Karthus receieved some love this patch too, Lissandra getting the most with some nice QoL buffs on her passive and Q.

As for the losers, Malzahar (arguably) took the biggest slap on the wrist this patch. His voidlings now have less HP and he's also lost a bit of armour. Nautilus got an increase in mana cost for his Riptide and he now has lower mana regen as well to boot. .The Swag Daddy has lost his ability to hide epic monsters in his bushes, which is apparently a big deal.

And of course, Xayah and Rakan are out and you can check out their stuff in Riot's spotlights here and here respectively.

Mastery Changes

Stormraider's Surge
Now has a louder visual effect when it activates. T-that's it, that's the big change.

ARAM & TT Changes

Both the Howling Abyss and the Twisted Treeline got loads of changes this patch.

The former recieved changes to gold pacing (gold generating items have been removed), some items have been removed (gold generating items) and there are a lot of Poro changes too. You can read about all the changes in detail here.

As for the Treeline, the death timers have been adjusted as well as experience gain. Read all about it here. Does anyone even play this though?

Upcoming Skins

Share Your Thoughts!

That's it for this patch summary, time to hear from you guys! How do you think the new champions will fit in? Do you plan on playing them at all? And does anyone play all these other game modes and if so what do you think of the new changes?

Let us know in the comments below!

Here are the winners from our Double Trouble - Rakan and Xayah Giveaway.

We had such a big turnout we've decided to give away 20 Rakans and Xayahs instead of the original 10!!!

Now more of you wonderful people can duo the night away. ;)

1. @ thomasvanhille and their Xayah, @ TheUndeadGam3r
2. @ FG Canuckles and their Xayah, @ XcWhiteWolfcX
3. @ curtle and their Rakan, @ DerpyDragon
4. @ N3rv0 and their Rakan, @ Psycho Chloe
5. @ Bushy and their Xayah, @ Luahri
6. @ SoulKnight96 and their Xayah, @ KazeImpact
7. @ Sky Walker and their Rakan, @ Sarah08
8. @ koksei who apparently can't read and didn't tell us who @ MissMaw will be playing so we'll have to figure that out
9. @ SeeleneAmon and their Rakan, @ NomenNescio
10. @ Lebby12 and their Rakan, @ Vicious Skittle
11. @ Luckyprieto and their Xayah, @ Axellis
12. @ MobaFireReyn and their Xayah, me, so I'll be getting them to pick another one of you beautiful people as a winner
13. @ Toxik1999 and their Xayah, @ LokiLocstar
14. @ Dhimiridrah and their Xayah, @ eban921
15. @ jennaarebee and their Xayah, @ caw caw mfers (great name btw)
16. @ Reaperwolf and their Xayah, @ ScdoWn
17. @ MilkyChance and their Xayah, @ Black.Shooter
18. @ AkitsuSoku and their Rakan, @ gofo522
19. @ man_murder and their Rakan, @ Beau Dereck
20. @ Aleilei and their Rakan (as well as sweet boyfriend), @ Subzotic

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone for entering!

Winners - look to be getting an email with instructions early tomorrow. You will need to provide your Summoner names and regions, and add our admins to your friends to receive Rakan and Xayah via the gifting system. You need to be friends with our admins for 24 hours to receive gifts from them, so be sure to check your emails and respond ASAP so that you can play immediately when Xayah and Rakan are released!

Are you as excited for the upcoming Vastaya duo as we are? Well, good news everyone! We're giving away 10 Rakan and Xayah pairs to celebrate their release.

It's very simple to enter. Simply leave a comment in this thread that says character you want, and which MOBAFire member you'd like to play the other character with! For example: "I want to play Rakan, and I want @ PsiGuard to be my Xayah!"

We'll be picking winners at random and announcing the winners on Monday, April 17th, so make sure to get your comments in by then!

Haven't heard about Xayah and Rakan? Check out their champion reveal, here.


  • Contest is worldwide.

  • Open to registered MOBAFire members only. Not a member? Register now !
    • Both you and the person you choose for the giveaway must be a registered MOBAFire member with an account in good standing. You must enter their MOBAFire username into the contest, not their Summoner Name.

  • Winners will be notified via the email associated with their MOBAFire account and will have 7 days to claim their prize. Please whitelist

  • In-Game Prizes
    • Prizes are distributed via the League of Legends client
    • In order to receive your in-game prizes you must provide us with your Summoner Name and server when we contact you via email
    • You will receive a friend request from one of our admins (we'll let you know who to expect), and must accept and leave this admin on your friends list until we distribute prizes
    • If for some reason we cannot gift you a prize, we will work with you on an alternate prize

  • Winners will be pulled at random from the qualifying comments on this thread. Only one entry per user.

  • In the event a user wins a duplicate of the same prize, that user may choose another MOBAFire member, or an alternate account, for that prize to be gifted to.

  • Contest closes April 17, 2017 at 8:00am PST (GMT -8)

  • Winners will be announced April 17, 2017

Patch 7.7 Summary

by PsiGuard on April 4, 2017

Hello and welcome to the MOBAFire Patch Summary - 7.7!

Welcome to the patch of buffs! This patch includes a lot of champion changes, including small updates to Amumu, Bard and Nunu (namely their passive abilities). Check out the overview below for changes to any champions that interest you.

All Random Summoner's Rift (ARSR) is coming to the Rotating Game Modes queue and will be live from April 7-11 and April 14-18. Your champion will be selected from your own champion pool plus the free-to-play rotation. All other gameplay mechanics are the same: you'll still get ambient gold and experience, reroll, etc.

Check out the full patch notes for details on any changes that interest you.

Champion Changes


! = Rework / Gameplay Update* = Bugfixes or Display Changes+ = Buff- = Nerf~ = Mixed Changes

Jarvan IV

There are a ton of changes this patch so we'll be focusing on only a handful of the most interesting ones. To start us off, let's take a look at Amumu. His passive, Cursed Touch was changed from a flat magic resist shred on his basic attacks to a special debuff that can be refreshed by Despair and applied by Curse of the Sad Mummy as well as his basic attacks. The debuff causes afflicted targets to receive an additional 15% true damage on top of any magic damage they take. This isn't exclusive to champions, so it significantly increases the damage that your team's mages can deal to Dragon and Baron Nashor as well. This change increases Amumu's synergy with magic damage teammates as well as amplifying his own effectiveness.

Another champion benefiting from some new mechanics is Bard. Traveler's Call has been changed significantly, allowing Bard to hold up to 9 meeps at once. Meeps now gain 15 damage for every five chimes that Bard collects in addition to the other chime bonuses. Previous chime tiers that granted damage have been replaced by utility effects. After collecting 105 chimes, Bard will not receive additional effects from more chimes aside from damage.

The third passive to be reworked this patch is Nunu's Visionary. In addition to the free spell cast, Visionary now casts the next spell at one rank higher than Nunu's current spell rank. This means that empowered spells can reach the equivalent of rank 6 for basic spells and rank 4 for his ultimate. Nunu players will now have to make decisions about how to use Visionary other than simply saving it for the most expensive spell.

For our last two changes, let's look at Lux and Graves. Lux's Final Spark received a new effect that refunds a portion of the cooldown (50% at rank 3!) when it kills an enemy champion. On the flip side, Graves' change to Quickdraw was a notable nerf. He now only receives armor from the True Grit passive, rather than both armor and magic resistance. This constitutes a loss of up to 120 magic resistance at max stacks. This change should make Graves especially vulnerable to mages compared to physical damage champions and monsters.

Other Changes

  • Raptors have had their base attack damage reduced from 16 to 13.33 and their health increased from 350-612.5 (at levels 1-10) to 400-680 (at levels 1-10).

  • Attacking wards, Dark Procession's wall, Void Swarm voidlings, Prophet of an Elder God tentacles, Sentinel ghosts, Bushwhack traps, Captive Audience traps and Noxious Traps no longer applies lifesteal.

  • Magic damage shield color has been changed from a light pink color to a blue-ish purple color.

  • Editing masteries in the updated client should be much faster now.

  • An option has been added to automatically close the client during games to improve in-game FPS. However, this will increase the time it takes to return to the scoreboard screen at the end of the game.

  • Highlights have been updated with more in-client tools. Click here for more details.

Karma Splash Updates

Three of Karma's oldest splashes have been updated! Order of the Lotus Karma also received some minor tweaks to her face to match the other splashes.

Upcoming Skins & Chromas

God Fist Lee Sin will be released in patch 7.7!

Dreadnova Darius is joining Hextech Annie and Soulstealer Vayne as a Hextech Crafting exclusive skin!

Share Your Thoughts!

That's it on our end, time to hear from you guys! How do you feel about the champion changes this patch? What do you think of the updated Karma splash arts? Are you planning on picking up God Fist Lee Sin ?

Let us know in the comments below!

March Raffle Winners

by Mowen on April 3, 2017

Without further ado, here are first batch of raffle winners from our MOBAFire Monthly Raffle! Just remember folks... It's the luck of the draw

These lucky winners will be receiving Galio + Gatekeeper Galio , the Dragon Trainer Tristana Figurine, as well as 1380 RP. Congratulations!!!

You can also check out last month's leaderboard to see our top ticket earners, and maybe give those hard working folks a nice comment or +rep. :)

Look out for an email from MOBAFire! Whitelist to be extra sure it doesn't get caught in spam. Emails should be going out tonight / tomorrow.