Miss Fortune

Nov 26, 2014

Pantheon Killing Dragon Early Levels 2 or 3

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Now I know this post is a little late for some of you, but I just want to touch on Pantheon's level 2 jungle for a bit. I think it's very strong, and depending on your risk tolerance, may or may not affect his damage/clear speed much at all.

How it Works

Basically, with the way Pantheon's passive block works, he has the ability to block the dragon's only attack, the fire breath. By stacking up to at least 4 autos or his W between every dragon breath, he can mitigate either all, or a substantial amount of damage depending on how much attack speed you put on your rune page.

Pros/Cons

Pros:
  • Early dragon. and
  • Faster to 5 stacks.
Cons:
  • Doesn't give you level 3;
  • Dragon buff shows up on your laners, so they still have dragon timer;
  • Jungler knows exactly where you are; and
  • Attack speed runes reduces burst potential during ganks.

Video


Minimal Rune Setup



The above uses 2 attack speed quints and 9 attack speed blues, and also one attack damage quint and attack damage reds. This leaves your champion with about 33% health after doing dragon, which isn't too bad. 

I would suggest popping in one more attack speed quint, as it will make your dragoning much much safer.

Mastery Page


Strategy/Counterstrategy

Start:

Grab traditional jungle items (machete, 2 pots, trinket). Level 1 get your spear, level 2 get your W.

To start with, you want to pick up your blue buff first in order to make sure you have the mana and cooldown to stay alive through dragon. You can have someone help you leash, but it's not particularly necessary as you can see from the video above. However, make sure to smite blue buff closer to the end so you get your mana back.

DRAGON FIGHT:

Once you hit level 2, head over to the dragon pit real stealthily, and start attacking it. If you have your W up right after he breathes fire, use it, but save your spear. right after he breathes fire, if you don't have your W but have your spear, then use your spear. Try and save your W for directly after he breathes fire, especially if your spear is on cooldown.

If you have enough attack speed this won't matter as much.

Counterstrategy:
Ward dragon early against Pantheon...always.

Thoughts? Comment below!
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2014 Champion Tier List - Solo Queue - Patch 4.20 Update

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SEASON 4 - PATCH 4.20 SOLO QUEUE TIER LIST
PRESEASON 5 UPDATE

Preface Chatter
Hello ladies and gents! Welcome to the preseason, that chaotic transition period in which Riot turns our entire league of legends world upside down in the name of balance. Surprisingly, this year's changes actually seem relatively tame compared to the last few seasons, must be because of the visual update.

The biggest change this patch is obviously the changes to the jungle, but surprisingly a lot of the champions that were strong last patch are still strong this patch as well. Check out the list below!

If you're looking for a more meta based tier list based on popularity, check out the FOTM list!
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Nov 24, 2014

Legend of the Poro King Game Mode Coming Soon!

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A few hours ago, Riot announced this year's new game mode on for Snowdown, which shall be known as...

"LEGEND OF THE PORO KING"

Here's L4T3NCY with the scoop:
"This year’s Snowdown brings with it our next featured game mode… and a legend. The “Legend of the Poro King”. We’ve dramatically changed what fights on the Howling Abyss will look like, so let’s get straight into the rules: 
Played on the Howling Abyss, Legend of the Poro King is a 5v5 Blind Draft game mode, where your goal is still to destroy the enemy team’s nexus. However, you’ll have some Poro companions with you (to throw at each other of course), be diving deep to make #bigplays and work together to summon some help from the legendary Poro King himself.
New summoner spells 

When playing the Legend of the Poro King, your regular summoner spells are replaced with two new ones, made just for the mode:

1) Poro Toss / Poro Dash: 
Throw a Poro a long distance, dealing true damage to the first enemy unit hit. This ability can be recast for 3 seconds after it hits an enemy to cast Poro Dash, which will dash your champion to the target hit. Dashing to the target will reduce the cooldown of Poro Toss by 5 seconds.

2) To the King!: 
Passive: Hitting an enemy champion with a Poro gives your team a Poro Mark. Upon reaching 10 Poro Marks, your team summons the Poro King to fight alongside them. While the Poro King is active, no Poro Marks can be scored by either team.

Active: Quickly dash to the Poro King’s side. Can only be cast when the Poro King is summoned for your team.

The Poro King 
The Poro King is benevolent and will aid whichever team has summoned him. He can be dispelled, but only to return again when enough favour has been curried with him. As a tanky siege minion, he brings an impressive power boost to whichever team he’s aiding.

His powers include:

  • Tanky siege minion with a LOT of health. Let him be your front line!
  • The Poro King absorbs all Poros within his range being thrown by the enemy team, making him a powerful pushing force.
  • The Poro King will heal nearby allied champions every 5 seconds for health and a smaller amount of mana based on the team’s average level.
  • Every 5 seconds, the Poro King will lob out Poros in an arc around him, dealing magic damage to enemies where they land.

Known issues:

  • Play flow art placeholder. Coming soon.
  • Loading screen art placeholder. Coming soon.
  • Some VO still missing from the poros. 

Also, for fans wondering where Showdown is this year, never fear. We’re looking to make some tweaks to that one and hopefully bring it back at some point as a smoother experience than it was the first time around. We wanted to try something new and light-hearted this year and can’t wait to see what you guys can pull off with the Poro King. Your collective mechanics are waaaaay better than anything we can manage in our playtests, so we’re looking forward to it. The dives.. oh the dives...
See you guys on the Abyss. o^_^O"
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Nov 22, 2014

Preseason Training Tips

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ARE YOU READY?!

The achievements and failures of Season 4 are behind us, and the Preseason has come. Whether you placed #2 in Challenger League or Bronze 5 0 LP, we all strive to rise in Season 5.

How?!
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