We've seen a number of threads across a number of League of Legends communities recently wishing for a three week intermission between champion releases. We actually ended up with one such break between Viktor and Sejuani, but it looks like we'll have another prior to the release of Ziggs. A short time ago, a quiet red post appeared on the LoL forums explaining that the Ziggs patch wouldn't be released until "early February." Of course, the first starts on Wednesday, but given the language used in the post, we wouldn't be surprised to see it come out next week. Maybe they'll surprise us!
Originally Posted by Jozrael
We will be scheduling the release of the Ziggs Patch for early February. We have discovered a potentially serious issue with the update, and – as part of our continued commitment to providing the best possible game experience – we want to take the time make sure conditions are perfect for this rambunctious yordle’s debut on the Fields of Justice.
We will have further details on the availability of the Ziggs Patch as they become available. Stay tuned for more updates in the near future!
Thanks for your patience, and thanks for playing League of Legends.
Support meta feeling a little boring? Don't worry, Riot just released info on a new support item that should help spice up your bottom lane's life. Not only that, but they're also changing up the existing aura items -- Stark's Fervor and Emblem of Valor. Check out Locket of the Iron Solari below, and then hit the source link to find out what changes we'll be seeing to Stark's and Emblem. Oh, and I'm left wondering if the "Locket of the Iron Solari" is the fabled return of the "Innervating Locket" that we saw so long ago?
Originally Posted by ByronicHero
Introducing the Locket of the Iron Solari
Naturally, with Stark’s Fervor now building from the Kindle Gem, we wanted to create a new mid game upgrade for the Emblem of Valor. Since we had just remade this item with support and tank champions in mind, we also wanted to make sure this new item was tailored to these roles. Thus, the Locket of the Iron Solari was born.
For the components of this new item we selected the Emblem of Valor along with another durability item popular amongst tank and support champions: the Heart of Gold. Providing additional Health, Armor and Health Regen along with an upgraded Health Regeneration aura, the Locket of the Iron Solari is a cost-effective way to keep your Emblem of Valor viable as the game wears on. And to top it all off, you’ll also be able to activate the item to give your team a brief damage shield nearby allies under attack by area of effect damage!
UNIQUE Aura: Nearby allied Champions gain 15 Health Regen per 5 seconds.
UNIQUE Active: Shield yourself and nearby allies for 5 seconds, absorbing up to 50 (+10 per level) damage (60 second cooldown).
The Bottom Line
These new upgrade options for the popular early game items Cloth Armor, Heart of Gold and Kindle Gem should provide those of you in the support or tank roles with more options. With these new aura items, we hope to see players employing even more diverse builds through the early and mid game.
A recent post by WetDream on the CLGaming.Eu Absolutelegends.EU website, has announced that AL and CLG have "unmerged" as organizations, leaving the previous European AL roster with CLG as their EU team, and restoring the "Absolute Legends" brand.
Along with the changes, comes a new lineup for Absolute Legends. It appears as though the mTL lineup will be playing for Absolute Legends in the future, however the announcement post doesn't make it clear rather this is a complete merger between AL and mTL, or simply a decision made by the players to leave mTL and join Absolute Legends.
Wetdream also announced that Absolute Legends would be picking up a Dota 2 team as well. Folks interested in hearing more about the changes or the new Dota team can hit the source link below.
If the initial tease and Art Spotlight left you curious for more information on the Hexplosives expert, you'll be happy to hear that Riot just released some more information on the upcoming Yordle League champ- Ziggs. Take a look at an excerpt of the reveal below, and then hit the source link to read his bio and grab a little more info.
Originally Posted by NeeksNaman
Give Ziggs a spin and tell us what you think – your feedback has helped us move in this direction, and we’re constantly working to make the game a more fun and engaging experience.
Short Fuse (Passive) - Every 12 seconds Ziggs' next basic attack deals bonus magic damage. This cooldown is reduced whenever Ziggs uses an ability.
Bouncing Bomb - Ziggs throws a bouncing bomb that deals magic damage.
Satchel Charge - Ziggs flings an explosive charge that detonates after 4 seconds, or when this ability is activated again. The explosion deals magic damage to enemies, knocking them away. Ziggs is also knocked away, but takes no damage.
Hexplosive Minefield - Ziggs scatters proximity mines that detonate on enemy contact, dealing magic damage and slowing.
Mega Inferno Bomb (Ultimate) - Ziggs deploys his ultimate creation, the Mega Inferno Bomb, hurling it an enormous distance, Enemies in the primary blast zone take more damage than those further away.
CDiscount, a French "e-tailer," recently partnered with EU League of Legends team Millenium to act as a sponsor. To celebrate this, the organization is hosting a tournament that's being held over a long stretch of the upcoming days. While not an official circuit tournament (to our knowledge), it's nothing to ignore. Several heavy hitters of the EU League scene are participating: aAa, CLG.EU, Fnatic, mTL.Tt, Millenium, 3DMAX, SK Gaming and Moscow 5.
I suppose this just drives home the lesson every lawyer's told me during my initial consultation: Past results do not guarantee future success. Which is really a shame; I'd love to find a lawyer willing to guarantee some results. Would make my life a whole lot easier.
There are a lot of League of Legends sites out there, and most of them have a lot of bloggers. It's a tall order to keep up with all of it, but don't you worry; we'll do it for you. We like you that much.
Each week, we'll sort out the best blogs, vlogs, podcasts, sites and articles from the rest and compile them into one handy (and also dandy) post for you to use as a guide to the week's League of Legends happenings.
Elementz had a pretty busy week: he began a series called Tip of the Day, which dove into what players can do to improve their own odds for winning beyond blaming their teammates. Next, he was interviewed by Team Curse.
ColbyCheeze began hosting his show from Tuesday through Saturday, with different goals for each day.
DiffTheEnder addressed the recent Vlad changes, specifically how the change to Vlad's passive and ult affect his late-game HP.
Travis is joined by Jatt, Wickd, Doublelift, Xpecial, and SYDTKO with special guest appearances by Wickd, Locodoco, and Day in this episode of State of the League. Hit through to the YouTube source page for time stamps.