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Hey everyone, welcome to the Round-Up, where we take a quick look at at recent League of Legends news posts. Be sure to click the links below for any news you're interested in!

In today's post, we have a couple final videos from the Rift Rivals event for NA vs EU. Kayn's special missions for unique icons are also shown here, alongside his Champion Spotlight. We have a few Riot articles on voice chat, sexy champions, animation and the alternative ending to the VS. comic if Dawnbringer Riven had prevailed. Be sure to check out the League of Legends City Champs if you're living in the U.S. to see if you can join in the tournament!




Relive the rivalry between North America and Europe in a special episode of Mic Check.




The top five plays from the NA vs. EU edition of Rift Rivals.




One will emerge victorious… the other will be consumed. Kayn is available now.




Welcome to the Kayn Champion Spotlight.




How'd animators bring Dawnbringer Riven and Nightbringer Yasuo to life?



Ask Riot: Sexy champs and Butcher’s Bridge
07/13/2017


Voice chat, sexy champs, Butcher’s Bridge, and more.




VS.: The Untold Ending

07/14/2017


What if Dawnbringer Riven had prevailed?





Pro-tip: don't trust messages or links to sites promising to give you free RP! Join RHrealism and Crazy Boris in this important PSA to educate yourself on how to protect your League of Legends account.





Dance along with the amazing League of Legends cosplayers from Anime Expo in this latest community collab with Beat Down Boogie!



FIGHT FOR YOUR CITY
07/17/2017


Twelve cities battle in a fierce national competition live in theatres across the country.





Choose your shade with new chromas for Pool Party Lulu , Pool Party Graves , and Pool Party Fiora .



Patch 7.14 Summary

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by PsiGuard on July 11, 2017



Hello and welcome to the MOBAFire Patch Summary - 7.14!

This is a pretty intensive patch with a lot of sweeping changes to various champion abilities (you might even call a few of them "minor reworks") as well as updates to several item trees. In addition, this patch heralds the arrival of Kayn, the Shadow Reaper. Be sure to check out more details below!

Dark Star: Singularity runs from 7/14/17 12:00 PT to 7/18/17 04:00 PT and 7/21/17 11:00 PT to 7/25/17 04:00 PT. Play as Dark Star Thresh in a 3v3 match on the Cosmic Ruins, which features a Dark Star Thresh announcer and chilling music.

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


Champion Changes

Overview

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

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Alistar
Caitlyn
Cho'Gath
Diana
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Fiora
Garen
Ivern
Rammus
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Singed
Taric
Yorick


Kayn, the Shadow Reaper will be unleashed on the Rift later during patch 7.14. In the meantime, learn more about the shadow and his scythe here:


Champion Teaser: The Path of Shadows
Kayn Champion Spotlight
Kayn Reveal
Kayn Bio
Kayn Short Story: The Blade of Millennia

Several champions received significant ability changes this patch. While not quite in the scope of a full rework, Cho'Gath, Singed, Diana should play quite differently in 7.14. Cho received an update to Vorpal Spikes, making it an autoattack buff for 3 hits that slows enemies and deals %hp damage, though it now has a cooldown. Diana's Moonsilver Blade now grants attack speed after her spellcasts for 3 attacks and restores mana on the third hit. The attack speed value scales with Moonfall's rank.

Singed received even more extensive changes, with a new passive named Noxious Slipstream that grants him a burst of movement speed when he passes near champions. Mega Adhesive now has a grounding effect, preventing enemies from using movement abilities while inside the AoE.

The last two champions we'll talk about are Garen and Taric. Garen received sizable buffs to Perseverance, especially at level 11. He also now gains even more regeneration when he's low on health. Courage also has a new effect where it grants 60% damage reduction and tenacity for the first 0.75 seconds after casting. Taric received a buff to Dazzle's damage alongside a small rework for Starlight's Touch. Rather than having 3 charges at all ranks, Taric can now gain up to 5 charges based on rank, though the ability has a 3 second cooldown now. In addition, Bravado-empowered attacks will instantly grant a charge, giving him better access to in-combat healing if he's able to proc his passive.


Item Changes

Recipe: Cloth Armor + Chain Vest + 1250 gold (total cost 2350g) Bramble Vest + Ruby Crystal + Warden's Mail + 400 gold (total cost 2900g)
Armor: 100 ⇒ 75
Added: 250 health
Thorns passive updated, including Grievous Wounds effect.
Added Cold Steel passive.
Recipe: Cloth Armor + Cloth Armor + 300 gold (total cost 900g)
Stats: 35 armor
UNIQUE Passive: Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects 20 magic damage, inflicting Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second.
Quest reward: Emperor's Favor and Elixir of Skill ⇒ nearby allies gain 8% movement speed when moving towards you.
Recipe: Ruby Crystal + Ruby Crystal + Warden’s Mail + 1100 gold Giant's Belt + Warden's Mail + 900 gold (2900g total cost unchanged)
Health: 350 ⇒ 400
No longer grants 20 out of combat movement speed.
New UNIQUE Passive: Headhunter: After killing an enemy, your next damaging spell will deal 40 bonus physical damage to all enemies it hits (30 second cooldown).
Same changes apply to Poacher's Dirk.
Lethality now calculates armor penetration based on the user's level rather than the target's level (applies to all lethality items, runes and masteries).
Recipe: Serrated Dirk + B. F. Sword + 850 gold (total cost 3250g) Serrated Dirk + Caulfield's Warhammer + 700 gold (total cost 2900g)
Lethality: 15 ⇒ 18
Attack Damage: 65 ⇒ 55
Added: Now grants +10% cooldown reduction.
Removed: No longer grants 20 out of combat movement speed.
Nightstalker damage changed to physical damage scaling with level from true damage scaling with lethality. The proc also slows the target by 99% for 0.25 seconds.
Lethality: 15 ⇒ 18
Out of Combat Movement Speed: 20 ⇒ 40
Attack Damage: 60 ⇒ 55
Recipe: Serrated Dirk + Pickaxe + Null-Magic Mantle + 675 gold Serrated Dirk + Pickaxe + Ruby Crystal + 725 gold (3100 gold total cost unchanged)
Lethality: 15 ⇒ 18
Added: Now grants +250 health.
Removed: No longer grants 35 magic resist.
Removed: No longer grants 20 out of combat movement speed.


Other Changes

  • Medium Krugs can now be Smited.

  • Pillar of Ice and Crystallize no longer grant vision around the cast area.

  • Adjusted 16 abilities to allow for ability queuing. Click here for the full list and more details.

  • All Ranked Flex parties can now include players within one Tier, including Diamond, Master, and Challenger parties.

  • The 2016 SKT T1 skins have each received custom audio effects! In addition, water effects have been added to SKT T1 Nami 's loading screen art.

  • Rek'Sai now properly marks targets for Void Rush even when the damage is completely blocked by a shield.


Upcoming Chromas


The following chromas for Pool Party Fiora , Pool Party Graves and Pool Party Lulu will be released during patch 7.14:



Share Your Thoughts!

That's it on our end, time to hear from you guys! Are you excited to try out Kayn? How do you feel about the champion changes this patch? What do you think of the new item changes?

Let us know in the comments below!




Hey everyone, welcome to the Round-Up, where we take a quick look at at recent League of Legends news posts. Be sure to click the links below for any news you're interested in!

In this post, we have an ORIGINS piece on Yasuo, the finale comic of the VS event, and the Bio and Short Story for the upcoming champion, Kayn. We also have some gameplay highlights from the ongoing Rift Rivals event and some new Riot merchandise!



ORIGINS: Yasuo

06/30/2017

Face the wind.




You can now read the conclusion to the Unto Darkness, Unto Light comic and craft your Victor's Emblem into the reigning side's icon.


The Penta: NA > EU
07/03/2017

The top five plays where North America proved that they are definitively better than Europe


The Penta: EU > NA
07/03/2017

The top five plays where Europe proved that they are definitively better than North America




The child is gone. The killer remains. Check out Kayn’s bio and short story, The Blade of Millennia!



Poros are ready for summer!

07/04/2017


This fluft of poros are geared up and ready for some much needed fun in the sun.


EU vs NA Rivalry
07/05/2017

Quickshot and Phreak have a chat about what happened exactly throughout the years between NA and EU!



Ask Riot: Poro King again?

07/06/2017


Rotating game mode frequency, smurfs, and balancing Ryze.



Summoner Showcase 121

07/07/2017


A brand new episode of Summoner Showcase!


June Raffle Winners!

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by Dash on July 5, 2017

Without further ado, here are the June winners from our MOBAFire Monthly Raffle! And as Mowen always quotes "Just remember folks... It's the luck of the draw"


These lucky winners will be receiving their choice of Rime, The Witness, ABZÛ, and Subnautica. 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 @mobafire.com to be extra sure it doesn't get caught in spam. Emails should be going out tonight / tomorrow.


Hey everyone it's a new month which means it's time once again for another monthly giveaway! If you're unfamiliar with the way our reward points and how our giveaways work read the announcement post, here.


Ah the month of July, it's the quintessential summer month, weekend BBQs, days spent at the pool splashing about, hanging with your friends, soaking up rays, enjoying beverages of the fruity kind. So what better way to represent this time of year than by making a big splash with our a Pool Party Giveaway. This month we're expanding our prize pool for an even bigger splash!


25 WINNERS WILL RECEIVE...

Your Choice Of Pool Party Skin

These are all the prizes that will be available for the month of July! At the end of the month everyone's reward points will be reset and a new monthly giveaway will start! Stay tuned each month for the new prizes.


How Does It Work?
Okay so you're not sure how reward points work, don't worry we'll break it down for you. It's pretty easy to earn points, all you have to do is just go about your regular MOBAFire business. The points you earn are worth varying amounts from writing a build or guide, updating a build or guide, reaching a score threshold on your build or guide, responding to comments on your build or guide, and even commenting on other member's builds and guides for the guide reviewers out there!

This pretty much means that any MOBAFire member that is being helpful in any section of the site will have a chance to win some pretty cool prizes!


For reference, the points per activity are currently as follows:


General
+Rep Gained 5 Counts per reputation point gained this month. No Limit.

Guides
Guide Updates 10 Counts once per guide, per month
New Guides 20 New guides created this month, limit 3 per month
Good Guide Scores 10 Achieve or maintain a guide score between 75-85%. Counts once per guide, per month
Great Guide Scores 20 Achieve or maintain a guide score of 86% or higher. Counts once per guide, per month
Good Scores Achieved 50 Achieve a guide score of 75-85%. Only counts once per guide.
Great Scores Achieved 100 Achieve a guide score of 86% or higher. Only counts once per guide.
Build Updates 2 Counts once per build, per month
New Builds 5 New builds created this month, limit 3 per month
Replies to Readers 2 Reply to any comment on your guide! Small character limit (25)
Lengthy Replies to Readers 5 A more in-depth reply to a comment on your guide. 200+ characters
Guide Comments 2 Comment on a guide that is not your own, Small character limit (25)
Lengthy Guide Comments 5 A longer comment on a guide that is not your own. 200+ characters

Tier Lists
Vote on Community Tier List 1 Counts per champion vote on Community Tier List. Limit 50.
New Tier Lists 10 New Tier Lists created this month. Limit 3.
Good Score Achieved 25 Achieve a tier list score of 75-85%. Only counts once per tier list.
Great Score Achieved 50 Achieve a tier list score of 86% or higher. Only counts once per tier list.
Good Scores 5 Achieve or maintain a tier list score between 75-85%. Counts once per tier list, per month.
Great Scores 15 Achieve or maintain a tier list score of 86% or higher. Counts once per tier list, per month.
Tier List Updates 2 Counts once per Tier List per month.


Your reward points may fluctuate as we adjust points values or fix bugs, but do not be alarmed, your points will be recalculated frequently so you'll have the right amount by the end of the month!

June Winners

The winners for June raffle will be announced on Thursday to give us time to go over everything, so look forward to a post then!

Fine Print

  • Contest is worldwide.

  • Open to registered MOBAFire members only. Not a member? Register now and craft your guide!

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

  • If you already own one of the prizes, you may request it be sent to another Summoner or Address. Or if you'd like you can swap that prize out for a different prize of equal value!

  • In-Game Prizes
    • Prizes are distributed via the League of Legends client
    • Prize must be currently available in the League of Legends in-game store
    • 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

  • Riot Merch Prizes
    • In order to receive your physical prizes you must provide us with your shipping address when we contact you via email
    • Shipping for Riot merch prizes will be handled through the official Riot Merch store. In order to get your Riot merch prizes to you they have to be able to ship to your address.
    • Riot merch prizes must be in stock.
    • If for some reason they sell out before we can get them to you, or they will not ship to your address, we will work with you for an alternate prize.

  • Steam Store Prizes
    • Prizes through Steam will be distributed via a one on one basis
    • When we email you please provide us with a link to your Steam Profile. This way we can avoid any confusion with duplicate Steam Names/ Accounts.

  • Winners will be pulled at random. Each reward point you earn will give you 1 entry into the giveaway. More points means more chances to win!

  • Any attempts to subvert or cheat the system will get you disqualified from this month's giveaway, and repeated attempts may get you banned from future giveaways entirely. Keep in mind that you must follow our General Rules & Guidelines with your comments and guides. This includes rules against spamming, character count cheating, and operating multiple accounts, among others.

  • Contest closes Juy 31, 2017 at 11:59pm PST (GMT -8)

  • Winners will be announced August 2, 2017



As always please drop us a comment with your thoughts and suggestions. We'd love to hear what you guys like about this update, any ideas you have to expand on this new feature, and even if you don't like this update. Don't be shy, comment below!