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Patch 6.24 Summary

by PsiGuard on December 6, 2016

Hello and welcome to the MOBAFire Patch Summary - 6.24!

This is the official first patch of the 2017 ranked season! To prepare the Rift for a new season of ranked play, this patch includes a number of balance changes targeted at staple champions, items and masteries, as well as a few buffs and bugfixes for some of the weaker champions in League.

Camille, the Steel Shadow also releases during this patch, so be sure to check out the details on her kit if you haven't already.

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

Champion Updates

quick access for concerned players

Master Yi

! = Rework / Gameplay Update* = Mostly bugfix(es) and/or display changes+ = Buff- = Nerf~ = Mixed

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Taking a peek into the bush, we see our favorite Demacian has finally received a buff! Garen, The Might of Demacia, has gained tons of damage on his Judgment; after being hit by 4 ticks, enemies have their armor reduced by 25%. This synergizes well with The Black Cleaver, a part of a complete Garen breakfast.

Out in the fields, The Harbinger of Doom, Fiddlesticks, has received some love! He gained damage on his Drain, and Dark Wind had its cooldown reduced. On our way to gank mid, we have a mage hell bent on retaking his throne as the King of Mid! Azir has received a buff on his Arise!, allowing him to field an ever larger army. To afford paying these new soldiers, however, Shurima's Legacy has had its spoils reduced. Unfortunately for the Emperor of the Sands, Katarina, the Sinister Blades has machinations for the throne! Voracity has been buffed, and Katarina's dagger are sharper than ever.

That explains the good, but what about the bad and the ugly? Making another jaunt into the bushes, we don't find Garen, but Ivern, the Green Father. I'm sure most of you have had the (dis)pleasure of meeting this mellow fellow, and Riot has noticed that perhaps he needs to be cut down. His Triggerseed has had the slow massively reduced, and the mana cost increased. Soon, he'll be the one pushing up daisies. Good things happen in threes, and this is no exception. Twitch has lost copious amounts of damage on his Deadly Venom, and his Venom Casks have gained some weight; they have had their mana costs increased. Ratatouille is back on the menu! Some champions have tried hiding in the shadows to avoid the nerfs, but Riot sees all, and Riot nerfed the Night Hunter, Vayne. She has lost damage on her Tumble, and perhaps its name will soon become fall! Rengar also had his claws clipped, losing damage on his Bonetooth Necklace.

Item Changes

New Build Path - Blasting Wand + Amplifying Tome + Ruby Crystal + 915 gold
Total Cost - 3200 gold ⇒ 2600 gold
Health - 400 ⇒ 300
Ability Power - 100 ⇒ 75
Slow - 20% for 1 second in all cases
Recipe Cost - 765 ⇒ 665 gold
Total Cost - 1600 gold ⇒ 1500 gold
Liandry's Torment Total Cost - 3200 gold ⇒ 3100 gold


Cooldown 30 seconds ⇒ 45 - 30 seconds (at levels 1-18)
Shield Per Nearby Enemy 7% ⇒ 5% (25% maximum)
Stack Duration - 4 seconds ⇒ 6 seconds
Max Stacks - 10 ⇒ 8
Attack Damage Per Stack - 1-6 (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 1-8 (at levels 1-18)
Max Attack Damage - 10-60 ⇒ 8-64

Notable Misc. Changes / Fixes

  • Spectator Mode

    • Each team’s Elemental drake buffs are now tracked in spectator mode

    • For Poro King matches, charges toward summoning the Poro King are now tracked in spectator mode

    • For Nexus Siege matches, structure takedowns (offense) and charges toward the Obliterator (defense) are now tracked in spectator mode

  • League Client Update

    • Rotating game modes are now available in the updated client starting with Legend of the Poro King. (Known issue: custom games do not yet support rotating game modes.)

    • Players can once again spectate their friends’ games by right clicking them on the friends list and choosing “Spectate Game”.

    • Players can now change their keybindings from the updated client without having to go into a game.

    • Added a “Low-spec mode” switch in settings that lets players turn off certain animations and effects if they’re suffering from performance issues. Right now this mostly affects some minor aspects of the champ select experience, but we'll expand Low-spec mode to cover more features in upcoming patches.

    • Players will now see a notification when they receive a gift.

    • Made a number of improvements to reduce client lag and make key decision points in champion select more noticeable.

  • Launching yourself or an ally into the air via Blast Cone no longer counts as an enemy displacement effect for the purposes of an active enemy Yasuo's R Last Breath airborne check.

  • Implemented colorblind improvements for Elementalist Lux 's Fire and Magma form Prismatic Barrier shields

  • Jhin's Deadly Flourish no longer plays Jayce's Shock Blast audio on cast if both champions are in the same game

Upcoming Skins

The following skins will be released during patch 6.24:

Share Your Thoughts!

That's it on our end, time to hear from you guys! What do you think of the balance changes this patch? How will the changes to the jungle affect your play? Will you be picking up any of the new winter skins?

Let us know in the comments below!

We're happy to announce an update to our old Subscriptions system. This new system has many more features, so it has been renamed to "Notifications" with the Subscription system as a subfeature.

Activity Notifications

With this update you will receive notifications for comments and activity on your content. Guides, threads, questions, comments, blogs, etc! Now there is an easy way to know when other MOBAFire members respond to or favorite your content.

Look for the bell icon in the top right. If it lights up that means you have a new notification!

If you do not want to receive all types of notifications you can selectively enable or disable different notification types in your notification settings tab.

Subscription Notifications

The Subscriptions system is unchanged, but your subscriptions notifications will now be housed in a tab on your Notifications page.

You can subscribe to threads or comment feeds and receive notifications when a user posts in those feeds. Just hit the "Subscribe" button on any thread or comment feed!

Friends and Friend Notifications

You can now mark other MOBAFire members as a friend and receive notifications based on their activity. Just hit the "Friend" button on a user's profile page to mark them as your friend!

Get notifications whenever your friends post content, update their guides, etc! Friend notifications include their avatar to easily identify which of your friends the notification is for.

If for whatever reason you don't want other members to receive activity updates from you there are options in the notifications settings to selectively enable or disable what kind of content other users can follow from you.

Email Notifications

In addition to on-site notifications, you now have the option to receive email updates for MOBAFire activity! Top level guide comments, commendations, and answers to questions are enabled by default, but you can enable or disable whatever types of content notifications you want in your Notification settings.

Mentions Feature

Another new feature we're excited to share with you is mentions! Simply type @username and you will get a popup to select the user you want to notify. This will create the mention bbcode for you ( [mention=username] ) and send a notification to the user you mentioned. Easily get someone's attention with this nifty new feature, or provide a quick link to their profile for other members. :)

If you find that you're simply too popular to receive mention notifications you can disable or enable them in your Notification settings.

Ad Updates

As always, MOBAFire strives to improve the ad experience for our users. As part of the general improvements we've been working on we've added a new "Report Ad" button to the bottom right of every ad. Hitting this button on ads that are breaking our guidelines (no auto playing audio, no heavy video ads, no adult material, etc) will report the ad to us and allow us to easily remove it.

We have also added a small message requesting ad block users to whitelist MOBAFire. As you all know we rely on ads to keep our sites running and we appreciate each and every user that helps support us by whitelisting us!

Misc Updates

Tables now have the border and border-radius parameters. Give your tables borders using the format border="1px solid #000000" etc. Border radius gives your table rounded corners, the higher the radius the more round the corner (ex: border-radius="5px").

I have borders and border radiuses, huzzah!!!


We have also updated the standard color set for fonts, replacing Dark Yellow and Purple by Gold and - a new shade of - Purple, a great suggestion from our SMITEFire mod, Zilby. :)

We hope you've enjoyed these updates, and as always please leave any feedback or suggestions that come to mind!

Patch 6.23 Summary

by PsiGuard on November 21, 2016

Hello and welcome to the MOBAFire Patch Summary - 6.23!

This is a small patch with some fairly significant kit changes to a handful of champions. Most notably, Shyvana received a small gameplay update focused mostly around her dragon form. This patch also includes a few adjustments to items, numerous bug fixes and of course, Elementalist Lux .

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

Champion Updates

quick access for concerned players


! = Rework / Gameplay Update* = Mostly bugfix(es) and/or display changes+ = Buff- = Nerf~ = Mixed

Shyvana received major changes to most of her abilities. Her passive, Fury of the Dragonborn now grants her extra stats if her team kills dragons, and she deals 10% more damage to dragons directly. This comes at the cost of the free resistances she would gain with level and these bonuses no longer double in dragon form.

Burnout no longer leaves a flame trail behind Shyvana when used in dragon form. Instead, the size of the AoE grows depending on the rank of Dragon's Descent. Flame Breath received even more significant changes, as it is now a skillshot that stops upon hitting an enemy champion. In dragon form, the fireball explodes on impact, scorching the ground and marking enemies to take bonus damage from Shyvana's autoattacks.

Finally, Dragon's Descent gives bonus health and range, though it no longer provides additional passive resistances. The range of the dash is 100 units shorter, but Shyvana can no longer be knocked out of the dash.

Anivia also received a battery of changes, with Crystallize cooldown reducing from 25 seconds to 17 seconds at all ranks. Frostbite has a 1 second shorter cooldown, but only deals double damage against targets hit by Flash Frost or a fully formed Glacial Storm. Anivia's ultimate now deals less damage initially, but grows to max size more quickly.

Malzahar's Void Swarm received a number of changes this patch. In short, Voidlings can effectively chew through minions affected by Malefic Visions, but won't spawn as many new Voidlings and no longer increase in attack speed when there are three or more Voidlings present. In exchange, Malzahar can now store up to 2 charges of Void Swarm, each costing only 40 mana.

Apart from those larger changes, Akali and Shen received some buffs this patch. Akali's changes were mostly slight increases to ratios on Twin Disciplines and Crescent Slash in addition to a lower energy cost on Twilight Shroud. Shen's armor and health growth stats were increased, giving him more durability as he gains experience.

Item Changes

On-hit damage: 6% of the target's current health ⇒ 8% of the target's current health
Attack speed: 0% ⇒ 25%
Combine cost: 1150 gold ⇒ 1050 gold
Total cost 2700 gold ⇒ 2600 gold
Combine cost: 1000 gold ⇒ 700 gold
Total cost 3300 gold ⇒ 3000 gold

Notable Misc. Changes / Fixes

  • Plants are now immune to critical strikes and lifesteal.

  • Fixed a bug where consuming Honeyfruit flagged you as 'in combat' for the purpose of various out of combat passives.


  • LESSER KRUG EXPERIENCE 5 ⇒ 15 (Ancient Krug and Krug unchanged)

  • If Teleport or Recall's channel is interrupted by someone other than yourself, the camera will now snap to your location.

  • The League Client Update is now in Open Beta.

  • Autofill has been enabled in all draft queues at all times. You are still guaranteed to get your primary or secondary position if you’ve recently been autofilled, you recently queued for support or fill, or are in a promo series.

  • Fixed a few bugs where Shaco and LeBlanc clones weren’t properly transferring kill credit to Shaco and LeBlanc themselves (ex. Mejai's Soulstealer).

  • Playful / Trickster's damage no longer fires if Fizz dies while on top of his pole.

Upcoming Skins

The following skin will be released during patch 6.23:

Share Your Thoughts!

That's it on our end, time to hear from you guys! What do you think of the kit changes to Shyvana, Anivia and Malzahar? How will the item changes affect balance this patch, and do you expect some builds to change? Will you be spending ultimate amounts of RP to pick up Elementalist Lux ?

Let us know in the comments below!

MOBAFire 2017 Guide Contest

by PsiGuard on November 14, 2016

Contest will close Wednesday, December 14 at 11:59 P.M. PST

It's that time of year again! We're back with a new guide contest for the 2017 season! All you have to do to enter is create or update a quality Champion or General guide and keep it updated throughout the coming month!

For your guide to be eligible for the contest all you have to do is have the build and guide contest fully updated for the 2017 season, fulfill the requirements to be considered a full guide and reach a certain score threshold. This applies to older guides that have been updated, or completely new guides. If you fake your updates, do not fully update your guide content, break guide rules or cheat in any way your guide will be disqualified at our discretion.

The top-rated and random draw categories should be pretty straightforward. The other categories will be judged by diamond (or above) players, with the best guide in each category winning a prize.

We want to see all kinds of great guides to help prepare readers for the new season. There are many ways to win these great prizes, so write a guide for what you're best at! Please set the role your guide is intended for in the "Guide Settings" on the right sidebar so we can more easily browse through them. Guides can only win one category.

Categories and Prizes

In addition to the other prizes the winner will receive a special badge for their profile that matches the category they won. You can see the prizes for winning each category in the descriptions below. Winners can choose their favorite Champion Figurine, but it must be in stock.

Perfection Isn't Good Enough - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 2800 RP

Best in show. The guide with the overall best build, content, visuals, etc.

My, How They Stare - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 2800 RP

Top rated guide at the conclusion of the contest, as decided by MOBAFire voters.

Feelin' Lucky? - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 650 RP

Lady Luck is smiling. The guide that is randomly drawn from the list of eligible guides.

You Shine Brightly - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

The most fabulous guide. Best use of images, coding, etc to make the most visually pleasing and easy to read guide.

This Blade's My Favorite - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

The overall best guide for one of the 10 reworked assassin champions. This includes Talon, Katarina, LeBlanc, Rengar, Fizz, Kha'Zix, Akali, Zed, Ekko, and Shaco.

I Stand Resolute - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

The overall best guide for a champion in the top role. Viable champions are determined by judges.

Nature Isn't Always Gentle - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

The overall best guide for a champion in the jungle role. Viable champions are determined by judges.

Knowledge Through Disintegration - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

The overall best guide for a champion in the mid role. Viable champions are determined by judges.

I Always Shoot First - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

The overall best guide for a champion in the marksman role. Viable champions are determined by judges.

To Protect All - MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

The overall best guide for a champion in the support role. Viable champions are determined by judges.

Remember, you do not have to rush your guide-writing. We want you guys to take your time and put in your best effort. You will have 30 days from the start of the contest. All eligible guides at the cutoff date will be reviewed by our panel of judges, and the winners selected. Remember, if parts of your guide are outdated your guide may be disqualified, so be sure to be thorough!

I look forward to all the awesome guides that will come out of this contest to help all sorts of players navigate the 2017 season.

Fine Print:

  • Guide can be Champion or General type, remember to set your roles in guide settings. For some categories, only Champion guides are eligible.
  • Open to registered MOBAFire members only. Not a member? Register now and craft your guide!
  • Contest is worldwide.
  • Prizes are shipped from Canada. International winners are responsible to pay for any import fees, taxes or other charges that may be applicable depending on location.
  • Contest will be closed 30 days after the start of the contest.
  • After contest is closed there will be a 2 week judging period.
  • Winners will be notified by email after the judging period and will have 7 days to claim their prize.
  • Chosen Figurine prize must be in stock.

Get writing!

Patch 6.22 Summary

by PsiGuard on November 9, 2016

Click here for the full patch notes.

Assassin Updates

  • Must land multiple abilities for optimal damage
  • Can leap over terrain
  • Undetectable by Control Wards

  • Abilities drop daggers on the ground
  • Picking up daggers causes AoE damage
  • Can Shunpo to daggers

  • Must combo slower for full dmg
  • Q can bounce and clear minion waves
  • R summons a clone

  • Can be detected by Control Wards
  • Empowered W removes CC
  • Passively gains AD for unique enemy kills

Stealth & Vision Changes


  • Long duration strategic stealth
  • Revealed by nearby enemy turrets, champions and Control Wards

  • Short duration tactical stealth
  • Revealed by nearby enemy turrets and some champion abilities like Sonic Wave
Camouflage abilities:

Invisibility abilities:


Plants are replacing Smite rewards (from Smiting large monsters) this season. Plants create new ways for teams to take control of the map and approach objectives, as well as how you engage in future fights. Different plants spawn in on the map during certain parts of the game in order to provide interesting combat situations and rewarding players who adapt to them. There are three types of plants, which spawn in the jungle and river.

Blast Cone
  • Spawns near jungle walls
  • Knocks back champions when destroyed
  • Can let you jump walls

Scryer's Bloom
  • Spawns near ramps
  • Releases pollen away from champion
  • Gives vision and reveals wards

  • Spawns in river
  • Drops healing fruit when destroyed
  • Picking up fruit briefly slows you


New Items:

Poacher's Dirk

Edge of Night


Knight's Vow

Updated Items:

Splash Updates

Twitch's older skin splashes are being updated this patch!

Upcoming Skins

The following skins will be released during patch 6.22:

Upcoming Chromas

The following Chromas will be released this patch!