The problem with new champs is that they cost you something, specifically one of Riot's point types. While the early adopters will always be around, the savvy shopper will get as much feedback as he or she is capable before deciding on a purchase. We're here to help you with that.
Below we've compiled the reviews and impressions on Fiora from the top names in the community, be they professional, journalist or somewhere in between. Read and watch to your heart's content, and let these pros and fans help you make a decision.
ColbyCheeze: "I suggest you play her as a top lane. Let me explain why: She's a great 1v1 champion vs most heroes (not really vs stuns or bursty casters). She does need items and levels to do the damage she has to do. She's a great pusher; she can push towers down really fast. ...Her ganks are OK, but junglers generally get much less farm and it's better to have a team with a strong ganking/counterjungling jungler."
Curse Gaming's SYDTKO: "You should itemize to be a bruiser much like every other top lane and her kit gives her enough damage to focus primarily on health and resists. You should always be attempting to kill their AD carry as Fiora as with her ultimate you can sandbag your health very low, use it to regain quite a lot and continue fighting."
Team SoloMid's Xpecial: "It looks like she's a strong top laner... Her damage comes in bursts. Her E and W don't last long, but they do a lot of damage. Her passive encourages poking, so you want to play her like you'd play Riven. She's concentrated on using all of her skills, then backing off.
Shurelily's Shurelia: "She’s fairly difficult to play! Some of her core damage is easily baited out, and your opponent can actively reduce your damage by not falling into your traps. However the inverse is true here as well… if you play her properly and correctly counter, you will come out of encounters far ahead. The tension of not messing up your W makes her difficult to optimally play. Good thing her other abilities are simple."
ggChronicle's Obscurica: "Fiora is a challenging test of skill and coordination to both her summoner and her opponents. She dances on the razor’s edge, reliant on your ability to react just in time to a snare, to know when and who to prioritize an attack, and to know how the outcome of a duel will be before to jump into the fray."
In the Zone's Optimus Tom: "She's full-on offense with very little defense. This leads some to call her a 'glass cannon,' but she has a little more backbone than some believe. ...Crowd control effects are insanely effective against Fiora, and the enemy team really needs to save them for her. If they don't, her ultimate can tear through a team in a matter of seconds.
Team Dignitas' Spell: "Her kit is incredible and gives her everything she needs in lane and her passive bonuses are really high. " (Fiora assessment found at the bottom of the article.)
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.
Xpecialvlogged about TSM's recent play as the group prepares for Hannover.
TheOddOne took a walk. Oh, and he vlogged while he was at it.
Dyrus vlogged, talking about how to adjust to solo queue's, um... tribulations.
Renekton Bot first talked about the increased number of gap closers on champions in League of Legends, wondering if this has become a design staple for Riot. It then discussed the power creep occurring with each new champion released.
Are you making some content that we missed? Do you know of a site wemayhave overlooked? The nerve! Still, we're interested in knowing. Let us know in the comments or through Twitter, and we'll add your site to our crawl.
Travis sits down with SK Ocelote, CLG HotshotGG, Fnatic Mellisan, Dignitas Scarra, and Sypher Skyyart a week before the IEM Hannover Championship Tournament to discuss what the event has in store for their teams. The six also discuss recent tournaments, and the Fiora patch.
Last Tuesday we reported that Alternate would be the... alternate for IG at Hannover. Well, it looks like that won't be the only team mixup we'll see only a week before the tourney. It appears that World Elite won't be in attendance either. World Elite was considered by some to be a favorite to take the whole tournament. Indeed, the Chinese team was predicted to take top 3 during last night's discussion of the event on State of the League.
Instead, it appears that Against All Authority will be playing instead. AAA recently finished second in the qualifiers for IPL 4, becoming the only European team to qualify for the event (though all matches were played on NA servers). They'll be seeded into Group A and have to contend with CLG, Fnatic, Dignitas, Millenium, and Alternate.
It's unfortunate that both IG and World Elite will be unable to attend. Historically, some of the most interesting tournaments in League have occurred when muiltiple teams from each region compete against each other. On the other hand, AAA has shown some impressive play lately, so they seem to be a worthy replacement.
The schedule for IEM Hannover is up! Click the source below to see which matches will be broadcast. One stream will be dedicated full-time to League of Legends, so be sure to tune in for some fantastic matches. Additional streams will also cover the contemporary matches.
Also, if you are over 16, near Hannover, and can make the trip, ESL is offering free tickets here!
State of the League Episode 24 is live tonight with Skyyart, Ocelote, HotshotGG, Scarra, and Mellisan. I posted about this yesterday, but just wanted to remind everyone due to the fantastic cast that will be joining me.
Also, there have been some requests for a countdown timer, so here it is - That's 5 PM PST.
Should be a really good episode, so tell all your friends, neighbors, pets, and enemies.
We've seen the ingame models for the Fiora patch skins previously, but here are the splash arts for each of them. We gotta' new Gragas, Orianna, and Urgot. I'm pretty partial to the Gragas skin myself. That guy looks like he's spent some time on the road and knows how to change lanes quickly.
Riot Games just posted the Champion Spotlight for the newest League of Legends champion, Fiora. Take a look below if you're interested in her. Surprisingly, Phreak opts not to play her as a jungler. Oh, and Dominion fans will be sad to see the usual Dominion play is missing this time.