Welcome comp forcers and correct players alike!
It’s time for another patch. And why stop with this one? Make sure to check out the sizeable changes to my new name (and the game) that we shipped during our 12.14 mid-week update, just last week! As for here, we’re focused on buffs to ensure all comps can thrive—even Nomsy carry! Oh there’s also new Pool Party content hitting the Convergence!
You can purchase any of the five Pool Party Umbra variants directly, or crack open a random one in a Pool Party Egg at a reduced price. Pool Party Eggs also have a chance to drop the Mythic Summer Splash Ao Shin (2 percent drop rate, but guaranteed by the 16th egg). You can hatch Pool Party Eggs until our Dragonlands Mid-set launches, but the direct purchase Umbra(s) are here to stay! Get the details here.
Large, like the power of Nomsy carry!
Those who dedicate themselves to Nomsy shall be rewarded. If you can carry Nomsy early, she will carry you late. And remember, she likes more than just Snax—ice cream cones (Chalice of Power) are a must for this draconic frog to make your foes croak.
This is only a buff if Ezreal hits his Mystic Shot, but sometimes I think he’d be better off with a map for that.
Kayn and Twitch have yet to find success as carries or even item holders. We’re almost to our mid-set, and we want to give them their time in the Dragonlands spotlight before all eyes shift to REDACTED FOR SPOILER.
You know who has found success this set? Me! Just kidding—it’s Nami. Nami is outperforming other 2-costs even when balanced around her three high-impact Traits.
Step one: Get Eye of the Storm Augment (buffed in Augment section)
Step two: Lee Sin… lots of him.
Step three: Dragonmancer Blessing on your boy.
Step four: Jeweled Gauntlet, Infinity Edge, Bloodthirster
Step five: Play the song. You know which one I’m talking about. (Hint in Augment section)
Corki is out of control… ground control
Xayah is no newbie to the patch notes, but her return here marks her first ever buff. Will Xayah find her place in the meta, or will she be left to roost for another patch? Find out next time, in your ranked games!
When it comes to 10-cost Dragons, we want to make sure you get what you pay for. So we’re giving Shyvana a consistency buff, but we’re also adding some more counterplay by slowing down her transformation. Can you ground her before she takes flight? Probably not, but at least your backline might get their damage off before she melts them with her new targeting buff.
Ornn’t you glad we nerfed Eternal Winter?
Stoneplate is currently our one-stop-shop tank item. We’re bringing its power down a bit to open up other tank itemization options.
The Eye of the Storm has not been the thrill of the fight. So we’re rising to the challenge of its rivals (Gold Augments). Please see my detailed guide to climbing with this Augment in the above sections and remember to smash that like, comment, and subscribe.
Intercosmic Gifts has been far from stellar all set. Having just a chance to drop every 5 shops was too much variance to justify this as a Gold Augment.
Small, like the time before our mid-set hits PBE (August 23rd for Riot Regions).
Karma calls it a cremation.
Okay, we’ve got an odd Pyke 3 change here, but I promise you it is a buff. Pyke 3 won't execute enemies anymore and will instead deal his massive 5000 AOE damage. This helps him heal more with omnivamp, and also allows him to make big numbers pop up on the screen which is sick.
To take advantage of Cluttered Mind, you need to focus on maximizing its value from the start. That’s harder to do when it’s not offered as your first Augment.
With Lategame Specialist, players are often going fast level 9, which means they need all the time they can get during their level 9 transition. Picking up 40 gold while under this pressure doesn't help.
The trigger for Reckless Spending is just too expensive to effectively use in the early game, when responsible econ is more important.
Talk about overkill…