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Our Best Strategy Building Tool Yet!!


We took everything we learned from version 2 of the builder and reworked and improved every area to streamline your work. Clutter was removed, organization improved along with the addition of real-time stat updates for each champion as you work! There's no other builder that can rival our League of Legends Champion Builder V3! Check it out!

Fully Redesigned Homepage


We added an "Age" filter to the home page and defaulted it to the last 30 days. We did this to improve the exposure of younger builds that have shown potential in hope it will give them a fighting chance when competing with older, more established builds.

New Monthly Medals!


Going with the theme of improving visibility for worthy builds the top three rated builds every month will be awarded Gold Silver and Bronze medals and will be listed on the homepage for at least 1 full year, greatly increasing build exposure.

Other additions to the home page include a cleaner, more efficient layout, guest user online count, recent discussion feed, paged news, and more!

New subscription feature


Looking for an easy way to keep on top of your favorite builds? Now you can click the "subscribe" link/button at the top of any build or forum thread and you will receive an email notification if you miss any discussion while you are away.

Redesigned comment section


Builds and Champions have a new comment layout to bring them up to date with the new forum design utilizing post counts, site ranks and much improved bbcode input.

New "wiki links" Feature


Now you can use wiki style links in your comments, forum posts builds and pretty much anywhere you can type something on MOBAFire. Simple type Item/Champion/ETC and a small icon with tooltip will automatically be added inline.

New "Age" filter and Direct Page Links


We added a build age filter to the browse page to make it easier to find newer, quality builds. Out of respect for the old timers, here on this list, we kept the default to "all time" so if you check top rated, you will see the top rated builds of all time by default. We do suggest you play around with "highest rated" or "most commented" sort and all the various date ranges. You will find a refreshing mix of new, solid builds!

"Complete Build" Feature


A new filter on the browse page will now allow you to show or hide builds based on completeness and reliability. The "base quality" filter allows you to show builds guest, archive, partial and complete, archive, partial and complete, partial and complete, or only complete. Complete builds are also highlighted while guest builds are lowlighted on the browse results list. In order for a build to be considered complete it must have all the tools filled out and have a minimum 300 character description.

Improved registration process


Improved instructions, avatar choice at sign up, the ability to re-send email if you didn't get it, sign up has never been easier!
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Here are some example wiki links. You can do a wiki link for items, champions, abilities, summoner spells and runes. We'll add masteries soon as well. Just type the name of whatever you want in between double square brackets. Here are some examples, just replace round brackets with square brackets.

((Xin Zhao)) = Xin Zhao
((Three Talon Strike)) = Three Talon Strike
((Trinity Force)) = Trinity Force
((Clairvoyance)) = Clairvoyance
((Greater Mark of Intellect)) = Greater Mark of Mana
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In regards to the medals, right now you can only see them in the box on the sidebar on a few pages, including the homepage. We'll soon add a full page listing all the medals, and we are considering adding recognition for your medals under your avatar on your comments, among other things. We're open to ideas for this system!
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Oh we also overhauled the read/unread system for the forums. It should be a lot more accurate at determining which topics have unread posts for you. There is still a small bug that happens after you reply to a thread, will fix that shortly :)
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We also increased the number of results on the browse page in hopes new builds will remain a bit longer on the first few pages.
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I'm liking the new update. Good job guys. The wiki links feature is pretty nice, and the new build exposure is pretty sweet too.
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Love the age filter! u can look at recent builds as well as all time builds. Nice job, mobafire team!
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Quite big update.

Some things.

The 30 day age thing, we'll see if this is a good idea while we test it but, i would vote for making it a double tables, example:
Atm we have:
Top Rated LoL Builds (30 days)
Most Discussed LoL Builds (30 days)
Most Viewed LoL Builds (30 days)

i would like to make it a double table, in 1st we have that 30 day stuff in 2nd row we have (all time) by default. Since ppl might not notice the range filter at start and might be confused and think that best builds are already listed and not pay attension to the (30 day stuff)

Also, it would be nice to see the "legendary builds" (omg what a name XD) in more specific way.
Atm it only says the name, if this is doable, it would be nice to get for example on mouseover an icon and name of the build that accualy got the medal without beeing forced to click on the name link. Also you could add a small champ icon there. for example my Yi build got gold medal in Feb (<shy> ZOMFG! \o/) it would be nice to see it in a style:
Master Yi DEWO


On the forum, i would be REALY glad to be "ported" to the last post when i click on the comment feed instead of porting to the 1st post in that topic.

Mastery tree links still dont work :/ that makes DEWO a sad panda :(

It will be a great idea with those medals shown near your avatar and for example on your profile page :) I like getting medals! :)


Will test out the new builder and post some notices about it :) anyway good job MOBAFire team. Hope it will make stuff a bit more clear and easy to navigate.
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Hey DEWO, thanks for the feedback!

We'll consider the dual tables. I can see people maybe thinking those are the best ever builds, although that's why the legendary builds box is there on the side. We will be monitoring it closely.

Good idea on the tooltips for legendary builds, I will add something there.

Yeah I also get annoyed by getting kicked to the first post hahah... I will fix it soon. The issue of threads not being marked read right after you comment is still there too. So much to do!

Do you have an example of a mastery tree that doesn't work? I had a couple links before that didn't work and we had fixed it, those links were working fine. If you have more that don't work please send them to us and I will investigate.

Glad you like the medals idea! We will be fleshing it out a bit more when we can.
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