History VideoGame / LeagueOfLegends

31st May '16 12:52:53 PM Raxis
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* OldShame: The "Dark Horses", strategies advertised by Riot to use champions in unusual ways, appears to be this for Riot, as they gave up on the concept after making only 6 and now no longer talks about it anymore aside from using it as a source of SelfDeprecating humor during April Fool's of 2016. The first one, Support Brand, was the only success, as Brand's high internal damage and his single-target stun allows him to function as a poke support in a similar style to Lux and Zyra. Their next go, Jungle Irelia, was a complete flop that drew mockery from the fanbase, as Irelia clears the jungle ''very'' slowly and requires too much gold to function from it unless she happens to get off a few successful ganks early on. They apparently tried to play it safe their next 4 examples, but Solo-lane Jarvan, Top-lane Urgot, Support Nautilus, and Jungle Gragas were ''already things that were being done with regularity'', earning Riot further mockery.
31st May '16 12:52:04 PM Raxis
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* OldShame: The "Dark Horses", strategies advertised by Riot to use champions in unusual ways, appears to be this for Riot, as they gave up on the concept after making only 6 and now no longer talks about it anymore aside from using it as a source of SelfDeprecating humor during April Fool's of 2016. The first one, Support Brand, was the only success, as Brand's high internal damage and his single-target stun allows him to function as a poke support in a similar style to Lux and Zyra. Their next go, Jungle Irelia, was a complete flop that drew mockery from the fanbase, as Irelia clears the jungle ''very'' slowly and requires too much gold to function from it unless she happens to get off a few successful ganks early on. They apparently tried to play it safe their next 4 examples, but Solo-lane Jarvan, Top-lane Urgot, Support Nautilus, and Jungle Gragas were ''already things that were being done with regularity'', earning Riot further mockery.
28th May '16 11:31:58 AM number9robotic
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** Zac's signature Elastic Slingshot lets him literally slingshot across a very significant distance over walls and out of vision. Nothing catches sudden attention like a giant BlobMonster suddenly hurling himself from the Fog of War shouting "INNCOOOOMMIIIIING."
** Taliyah's ultimate causes her to create a giant, impassable wall that travels and covers a very significant distance in order to block enemies, but she can also ride it into battle like an impromptu teleport. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both!]]
27th May '16 11:17:47 PM BlackSunNocturne
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** Ionia has Syndra, [[TheUnfettered who cares nothing except her own power]] to the point where she killed her mentor for trying to teach her restraint (albeit [[PowerLimiter not]] [[TooDumbToLive in a way that was wise for dealing with a moody and unstable teenager with way too much power]]) and plans to destroy Ionia's leadership for being "weak"; then we have Zed, the [[DarkIsEvil Master of Shadows]], a renegade ninja who wants to destroy the Kinkou Order; and Jhin, a genius artist turned cold-blooded psychopathic murderer because death to him is the most beautiful form of art (unlike the former two who are renegades, however, he's actually a hired gun being used by a previously-unseen cabal within Ionia's

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** Ionia has three with Syndra, Zed and Jhin. Though it must be stated that of the three only Jhin is considered by Riot to be out-and-out evil. Syndra, [[TheUnfettered who cares nothing except her own power]] to the point where she killed her mentor for trying to teach her restraint (albeit [[PowerLimiter not]] [[TooDumbToLive in a way that was wise for dealing with a moody and unstable teenager with way too much power]]) and plans to destroy Ionia's leadership for being "weak"; then we have Zed, the [[DarkIsEvil Master of Shadows]], a renegade ninja who wants to destroy the Kinkou Order; and Jhin, a genius artist MadArtist turned cold-blooded psychopathic murderer because death to him is the most beautiful form of art (unlike art, and unlike the former two who are renegades, however, he's actually a hired gun being used by a previously-unseen cabal within Ionia's government.



*** Then we also have Jinx, an AxCrazy murderous loose cannon who literally just wants to kill, burn and blow up everything she comes across with a slight preference for anything that has to do with her rivals Caitlyn and Vi.
27th May '16 8:37:52 PM number9robotic
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** Trinity force. it costs (rounded down) 3000 gold to buy it without the ingredients, has 3 ingredients directly in its construction, raises 3 stats mainly (attack damage, speed, and crit chance), and if you have all components it costs 3 gold, it's description is three words: "Tons of damage".

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** Trinity force. it costs (rounded down) 3000 gold to buy it without the ingredients, Force. It has 3 ingredients directly in its construction, raises 3 stats mainly (attack damage, speed, and crit chance), and if you have all components it costs 3 gold, it's its description is three words: "Tons of damage".
27th May '16 6:10:14 PM number9robotic
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* RuleThirtyFour: Compared to every MOBA Game out there, League Of Legends is well known for its rule 34 and doujin dedicated to it. [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff Having a large Asian fanbase, including that from Japan will do that.]]

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* RuleThirtyFour: Compared to every MOBA Game out there, League Of Legends is well known for its rule 34 and doujin dedicated to it. [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Having a large Asian fanbase, including that from Japan will do that.]]
27th May '16 12:58:07 AM number9robotic
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** Zyra transforms into a giant plant who gets one last shot to get revenge.

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** Zyra transforms Zyra's original passive transformed her into a giant plant who gets one last shot to get revenge.



** Shacos ultimate can create a clone of sorts, and the clone can stick around after you die. The clone can get a kill either by attacking normally, or, when its timer is up, it explodes doing a fair amount of damage.

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** Shacos Shaco's ultimate can create a clone of sorts, and the clone can stick around after you die. The clone can get a kill either by attacking normally, or, when its timer is up, it explodes doing a fair amount of damage.



** Ionia has Syndra, [[TheUnfettered who cares nothing except her own power]] to the point where she killed her mentor for trying to teach her restraint (albeit [[PowerLimiter not]] [[TooDumbToLive in a way that was wise for dealing with a moody and unstable teenager with way too much power]]) and plans to destroy Ionia's leadership for being "weak"; then we have Zed, the [[DarkIsEvil Master of Shadows]], a renegade ninja who wants to destroy the Kinkou Order; and Jhin, a genius artist turned cold-blooded psychopathic murderer because death to him is the most beautiful form of art.

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** Ionia has Syndra, [[TheUnfettered who cares nothing except her own power]] to the point where she killed her mentor for trying to teach her restraint (albeit [[PowerLimiter not]] [[TooDumbToLive in a way that was wise for dealing with a moody and unstable teenager with way too much power]]) and plans to destroy Ionia's leadership for being "weak"; then we have Zed, the [[DarkIsEvil Master of Shadows]], a renegade ninja who wants to destroy the Kinkou Order; and Jhin, a genius artist turned cold-blooded psychopathic murderer because death to him is the most beautiful form of art.art (unlike the former two who are renegades, however, he's actually a hired gun being used by a previously-unseen cabal within Ionia's



** Finally, [[InvertedTrope inverted]] for the Rakkor champions Pantheon, Leona, and Diana.

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** Finally, [[InvertedTrope inverted]] Initially inverted for the Rakkor Targonians champions Pantheon, Leona, and Diana.Diana, before Aurelion Sol and Season 6 Taric were released.



** Tahm Kench has a very [[RaginCajun Cajun]] accent

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** Tahm Kench has a very thick [[RaginCajun Cajun]] accentaccent.
** Xin Zhao has a pretty thick Chinese accent in comparison to other [[{{Wutai}} Ionian]] champions, which is especially strange his allegiance is towards Demacia (his relationship to Ionia is unclear).



* WhamEpisode: Burning Tides. [[spoiler: TF and Graves bury the hatchet! Miss Fortune KILLED GANGPLANK! ([[NotQuiteDead not really!]])]]

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* WhamEpisode: Burning Tides. [[spoiler: TF and Graves bury the hatchet! Miss Fortune KILLED GANGPLANK! GANGPLANK!]] [[spoiler: ([[NotQuiteDead not really!]])]]
27th May '16 12:46:58 AM number9robotic
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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Some of the champions.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Some of the champions.champions, particularily yordles.



** Xin Zhao's Q is called Three-Talon strike, and knocks up the person on the third hit after activation. His Battle Cry's passive heals him every third autoattack.
* RuleThirtyFour: Compared to every MOBA Game out there, League Of Legends is well known for it's rule 34 and a doujin dedicated to it...god help us when Japan properly gets League of Legends with their own seiyuus voicing the game.

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** Xin Zhao's Q is called Three-Talon strike, and knocks up the person on the third hit after activation. His Battle Cry's Three-hit passives have become something of a RunningGag in League of Legends' champion design, where a champion has an on-hit passive heals him every third autoattack.
that triggers after 3 consecutive strikes. This is Champion Designer Riot Gypsylord's CreatorThumbprint, and appears on all his champions (though for Jhin it's a 4-hit passive) but this has also appeared on champions such as Jax, Xin Zhao, Vayne, Kennen, Jax, [[LongList Ekko, Yasuo...]]
* RuleThirtyFour: Compared to every MOBA Game out there, League Of Legends is well known for it's its rule 34 and a doujin dedicated to it...god help us when it. [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff Having a large Asian fanbase, including that from Japan properly gets League of Legends with their own seiyuus voicing the game.will do that.]]



** More prominent is the ship between [[FoeYay Garen and Katarina,]] with several champions such as Tahm Kench and Jhin making reference to them in their taunts.



** Annie is actually one of the tankier mages. She almost always buys Rod of Ages, that grants substantial HP pool and has defensive shield. This is necessary due to her spells having short range. On the other hand, Lux, Xerath and Vel Koz act as magic howitzers: they build pure damage and try to bombard the opponent from extreme range. And then there are Syndra and Ahri who have shorter ranges, but rely on CC to stay safe.

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** Annie is actually one of the tankier mages. She almost always buys Rod of Ages, that grants substantial HP pool and has defensive shield. This is necessary due to her spells having short range. On the other hand, Lux, Xerath and Vel Koz Vel'Koz act as magic howitzers: they build pure damage and try to bombard the opponent from extreme range. And then there are Syndra and Ahri who have shorter ranges, but rely on CC to stay safe.



** The less standard ones include Snare/Immobilize (which holds you in place but you can still attack), Knockback (enemy is effectively stunned but also forced to move in a certain direction by the dictates of the ability. [[DeathOrGloryAttack This is a rather dramatic effect]]), Knockup (like stun, but cannot be removed or reduced by anything - as a drawback, they generally do not have durations much higher than one second and tend to have significantly higher cooldowns than stuns), and Suppression (which is effectively Stun, but is unable to be removed by anything other than Quicksilver Sash).

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** The less standard ones include Snare/Immobilize (which holds you in place but you can still attack), Knockback (enemy is effectively stunned but also forced to move in a certain direction by the dictates of the ability. [[DeathOrGloryAttack This is a rather dramatic effect]]), Knockup (like stun, but cannot be removed or reduced by anything - as a drawback, they generally do not have durations much higher than one second and tend to have significantly higher cooldowns than stuns), and Suppression (which is effectively Stun, but is unable to be removed by anything other than Quicksilver Sash).Sash), and Grounded (which prevents the use of instant movement abilities such as dashes or even using Thresh's Dark Passage).



** And then later, Aurelion Sol, the Star Forger.



** There's even [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=363215&d=1326615594 a tier list]] now.
27th May '16 12:29:37 AM number9robotic
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* EmbodimentOfVirtue: Targonian Aspects are essentially this, with each one representing some kind of conceptual aspect, such as Leona and Diana being the Aspects of the Sun and the Moon, while Pantheon and Taric are the Aspects of War and Protection.



* OneStatToRuleThemAll: Averted. Having both magical and physical damage on a team is necessary to prevent the opposition from stacking one type of resistance to counter it. Conversely, stacking just health, magic resistance, or armor leaves a tank vulnerable to at least one type of damage. As for the individual disciplines, AD and AP are the main stats for physical and magical attackers (respectively) but stacking too much of these without itemizing for the secondary stats is usually a bad idea. For example, an AD Carry building nothing but AD will lose a 1v1 duel with another that is building a healthy combination of AD, Attack Speed, Armor Penetration and Critical chance. And this is doesn't even go into [[HybridPower hybrid champions]] who benefit from both AD and AP...

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* OneStatToRuleThemAll: Averted. Having both magical and physical damage on a team is necessary to prevent the opposition from stacking one type of resistance to counter it. Conversely, stacking just health, magic resistance, or armor leaves a tank vulnerable to at least one type of damage. As for the individual disciplines, AD and AP are the main stats for physical and magical attackers (respectively) but stacking too much of these without itemizing for the secondary stats is usually a bad idea. For example, an AD Carry building nothing but AD will lose a 1v1 duel with another that is building a healthy combination of AD, Attack Speed, Armor Penetration and Critical chance. And this is this doesn't even go into [[HybridPower hybrid champions]] who benefit from both AD and AP...



*** "[=inSec=]": v. to jump behind someone and knock them back towards your team; most typically done with Lee Sin who can dash to an enemy with his Q, plant a ward behind them and dash to it with his W, then kick them back into his team with his ultimate.

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*** "[=inSec=]": v. to jump behind someone and knock them back towards your team; most typically done with Lee Sin who can dash to an enemy with his Q, plant a ward behind them and dash to it with his W, W (or just using Flash), then kick them back into his team with his ultimate.



* PersonOfMassDestruction: Shyvana, who can take the form of a massive dragon, and Cho'gath, a towering EldritchAbomination.



** Ascended beings from Shurima, such as Nasus, Renekton, Xerath and Azir can count as these.



* PowerUpFood: The Total Biscuit of Rejuvenation gives the consumer brief health and mana regeneration. Gragas also has his barrel of booze which comes in handy for fights.

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* PowerUpFood: The Total Biscuit of Rejuvenation gives contains the consumer brief same health regenerative properties of a health potion while also granting slight instant health and mana regeneration.mana. Gragas also has his barrel of booze which comes in handy for fights.



** Pantheon, for sure: ''"They disgrace the art of war!"''

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** Pantheon, the Aspect of War, for sure: ''"They disgrace the art of war!"''
27th May '16 12:13:22 AM number9robotic
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** Veigar fulfills this role despite being a straight caster himself. His ultimate ability is a single-target nuke that scales off of both his AP and his opponent's. While it'll barely dent a tank and do moderate amounts of damage to an AD-heavy champion, it stands a good chance of obliterating a rival mage.

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** Veigar fulfills originally fulfilled this role despite being a straight caster himself. His ultimate ability is was a single-target nuke that scales scaled off of both his AP and his opponent's. While it'll opponent's, which while it'd barely dent a tank and do moderate amounts of damage to an AD-heavy champion, it stands stood a good chance of obliterating a rival mage. This has been averted every since his mid-Season 6 changes, however, and now it scales off of the target's missing HP instead.



** As a side meter alongside mana, Graves and Jhin's auto attacks rely on unique ammo systems. See MechanicallyUnusualClass below.



** Graves and Jhin possess unique ammo systems for their auto-attacks, which grants them unique attributes but causes them to have to reload after firing 2 or 4 shots.



** Riot is working on releasing a temporary game mode, called All For One Mirror Mode, in which a 5v5 takes place ''[[UpToEleven where all ten players get to use the same champion.]]'' HilarityEnsues.

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** Riot is working on releasing a One of the temporary game mode, called modes was All For One Mirror Mode, in which a 5v5 takes place ''[[UpToEleven where all ten players get to use the same champion.]]'' HilarityEnsues.



* MovingTheGoalposts: A meta-example: Riot had known for a while that melee carries, such as Master Yi, Fiora, Gangplank, and Tryndamere, have several problems compared to their ranged counterparts. Their fix for the melee carry issue was to remove the term "carry" from the lexicon and redefine ranged ADCs as "Marksmen", and any melee carries as Fighters or Assassins, both of which are muddled in definition anyways. Even before this change many melee characters who relied on autoattack damage such as Aatrox and Jax weren't considered carries because they could benefit from building tanky.

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* MovingTheGoalposts: A meta-example: Riot had known for a while that melee carries, such as Master Yi, Fiora, Gangplank, and Tryndamere, have several problems compared to their ranged counterparts. Their fix for the melee carry issue was to remove the term "carry" from the lexicon and redefine ranged ADCs [=ADCs=] as "Marksmen", and any melee carries as Fighters or Assassins, both of which are muddled in definition anyways. Even before this change many melee characters who relied on autoattack damage such as Aatrox and Jax weren't considered carries because they could benefit from building tanky.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Very few of the champions' actual names, but a great deal of their [[BossSubtitles associated titles]] (The [[EldritchAbomination Terror]] of [[EldritchLocation the Void]], The [[BloodyMurder Crimson Reaper]], The [[LivingShadow Eternal Nightmare]], The [[{{Pirate}} Saltwater]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Scourge]], [[LongList et cetera]]) count as these, especially if they're aligned to Noxus (which itself probably counts).

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Very few of the champions' actual names, but a great deal of their [[BossSubtitles associated titles]] (The [[EldritchAbomination Terror]] of [[EldritchLocation the Void]], The [[BloodyMurder Crimson Reaper]], The [[LivingShadow Eternal Nightmare]], The [[{{Pirate}} Saltwater]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Saltwater Scourge]], [[LongList et cetera]]) count as these, especially if they're aligned to Noxus (which itself probably counts).



* NotTheIntendedUse: Very prolific.

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* NotTheIntendedUse: Very prolific. You can search up each individual notable entry on their [[Characters/LeagueOfLegends respective character sheets.]]
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