Heeeey, they just posted the patch preview, and now Riot wants you to learn about Fiora, complete with a super sexy splash image of the grand duelist. We've tossed up her abilities and such below, but be sure to hit the source link for more information, including her lore.
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Duelist (passive) - Fiora regenerates health over 6 seconds each time she deals damage. Striking champions will cause this effect to stack up to 4 times.
Lunge - Fiora dashes forward to strike her target, dealing physical damage. Fiora can perform the dash a second time within a couple seconds at no mana cost.
Riposte - Fiora's Attack Damage is increased. When activated, Fiora parries the next basic attack and reflects magic damage back to the attacker. Works against champions, monsters, and large minions.
Burst of Speed - Fiora temporarily gains additional Attack Speed. Each basic attack or Lunge she lands during this time increases her Movement Speed. Killing a champion refreshes the cooldown on Burst of Speed.
Blade Waltz (ultimate) - Fiora dashes around the battlefield to deal physical damage to enemy champions. Successive strikes against the same target deal less damage.
Well, the Fiora patch preview is up, with Phreak and Morello discussing some of the changes that we'll be seeing next week. Nothing to new, and mostly things that we discussed during the last SotL from the PBE notes, but it does shed some light on their reasoning behind a few of the changes. Take a look.
Hey everyone! The Champion Sneak Peak was released for Fiora. Make sure you check out dat ass, which is a hot topic of discussion.
Originally Posted by NeeksNaman
Fiora, the Grand Duelist, has even made quite the name for herself by dealing with any scamp, scoundrel, miscreant, rogue, scalawag or rapscallion she runs across according to this time-honored Demacian tradition. If you happen to run into each other, it’s probably best you keep your temper level if you don’t want to find yourself staring down her sword point!
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.
The Art of LoL's Lobstertook a look at the OGN Invitational.
Dedrayon, SK Gaming's recent addition, sat down with JammeH for an interview. JammeH later discussed Elo Hell, wondering if this was a real issue in matchmaking or something created by the community.
Dyrusvlogged about his and EG's recent happenings.
CLG NA Doublelift, CRS SYDTKO, Dignitas I Will Dominate, and Epik Gamer Dyrus join Travis to talk about the most recent events in League of Legends. Episode 24 happened at the last second, and as such had no show notes or preperation. Instead, you're presented with State of the Chill.
Slushe over on the /r/leagueoflegends subreddit seems to have uncovered a slew of new skins coming out, probably in the Fiora patch. We've replicated them here. It looks like Riot is giving some love to a few champions with a limited number of skins, namely Orianna and Urgot. Take a look-
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 Nautilus 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.
ggChronicle's Obscurica: "He’s a good example of Riot’s capability to design champions around utility – and comes off as an extremely balanced champion in the process, neither too powerful, nor so weak as to be ignored."
In the Zone's Optimus Tom: "He's an extremely, extremely tanky, sort-of-DPS-kind-of hero. It's a little bit hard to explain because he has elements of trace characters such as Blitzcrank, Cho'Gath, Maokai, Malphite and even some Yorick built into his skills."
Reign of Gaming's Stonewall: "He's everything I wished Sejuani could do even when I was in my 'omg Sejuani is a badass' phase. Nautilus does so much and transitions like a @#&$ beast."
ColbyCheeze: "I can really see him being a top pick as his jungle time is pretty good and his ganks are really top notch. ...His damage, while not being the best, is enough to give you concern if you leave him alive."
Team Dignitas' Spell: "In my opinion, if his jungle speed is decent, he will be a really viable pick in competitive play and solo queue." (Nautilus info is at the bottom of the article.)
Curse Gaming's SYDTKO: "Nautilus wants to absorb as much damage while dealing as much damage and preventing as much damage as possible to your allies. You do this by being the first one in, throwing Depth Charge on the enemy team's carry and blowing Riptide to prevent anyone from getting your ranged DPS."
Epik Gamer's Dyrus: "He's a decently fast jungler. He seems good so far... He has a built-in Tiamat. That's OP! Good CC, decent damage in the jungle, you don't need Wriggle's. He's just a tank; I'd take him over [Sejuani]."
The LoL Dojo's KunfO: "If you like to be hard to kill, and enjoy toying with enemy carries with lots of cc, Nautilus is a fun and somewhat viable option. ...The challenge, however, is getting farmed enough to be effective in the late game."
Nerfplz.LoL's SSJSuntastic: "His ganking abilities from the jungle are absolutely brutal. His lane ganks are also exceedingly strong as a result of his powerful gap closers and ultimate that ensure the target will be CC'ed long enough to kill them."
PC Gamer's Lucas, Gavin and Hollander Cooper: "I do not like him as a tank; I feel like he lacks any of the necessities to be a tank. ...He needs the perfect [Dredge Line] to initiate, and if you anchor the wrong person, you're kinda useless."
Last Wednesday's State of the League went up on YouTube yesterday, but in all the Fiora excitement, Episode 23 didn't end up on the front page. Let me resolve this horrible attrocity by embedding it right here. If you missed all the fun with Krepo, Chauster, Doublelift, and Muffinqt, now you can send yourself back to that wonderful night by hitting the "play" button. Unable to contain your attraction due to the untamed sexuality you see in the video format? Don't worry, there's an mp3 link below.