League of Legends | The mystery of the in-game chests

Today Riot Games at the support forum revealed some interesting information, and it may be useful for all active players of League of Legends – percentage probability of dropping various items from the chests.

Hextech chests in LoL are obtained for champion points, or they could be bought in the in-game shop. However, to open these chest you need keys, which could be obtained for playing matches. In chests, you could find champion and skin shards, essences. Shards and essence could be transformed into a permanent, and permanent into content.

What items you could loot from the Hextech chest in LoL:

  • Skin shard – 50%;
  • Champion shard – 25%;
  • Emotion permanent – 10%;
  • Ward skin shard + 150 of an orange essence – 11.5%.

Bonus loot:

  • Gem – 3.6%;
  • Bonus chest + key – 10%.

hextech key

Riot games slightly changed the rules of how this loot is dropping now:

  • All in-game skins (besides Ultimate and mythic champion skins) have an equal % of dropping;
  • Ultimate and mythic skins are dropping as permanents. If you already have such skin, then you could shatter it into an essence;
  • You could not open three chests in a row and do not loot any skin shards;
  • Bonus gems are dropping at least in 1 of 50 chests;
  • In bonus chest you could find another bonus chest;
  • Exclusives have a very rare drop chance – 1 out of 2500;
  • Champion shards are dropping out starting from 4800BE and higher.


Likkrit is banned by Riots | League of Legends

Likktir – The end of the career

Today on the official website of the League of Legends was published disciplinary decision regarding Cyril “Likkrit” Malofeeva, Riot Games conducted an investigation into the recent incident and determined the severity of the violation. Recall that recently Cyril Malofeev on one of his streams spoke sharply about the state of the gaming community, the policy of the company Riot Games, as well as the situation in the CIS region as a whole. His performance did not go unnoticed, the player’s behavior was recognized unprofessional and violated a number of points in the Continental League Regulations, as a result of which Riot Games decided to disqualify the player from competitive games for 6 months.

lol likkrit

“According to Riot Games, there is every reason to recognize the conduct of Likkrit as unprofessional in accordance with the provisions of 10.2 of the Regulations and the imposition of punishment on the basis of the provision 10.2.8.

Taking into account the severity of the consequences caused by the statements of Kirill Malofeev for the reputation of Riot Games, League of Legends and the Continental League, as well as the re-application of disciplinary sanctions (suspension from participation in competitions in May 2017), Riot Games decides on the player’s disqualification from participation in the competition for the League of Legends for six months, starting from December 18, 2017 “.

P.S. Likkrit we will miss you

Cyril Malofeev – an excellent player, gave the entire community League of Legends many memorable moments. It was he, representing the CIS region, who dashed enemy Nexus in a legendary match against ROX Tigers for seceding from the group at the 2016 World Cup.

Likkrit took part in all key e-sports projects implemented by Riot Games for the CIS region: the Battle of Universities, the LCL Open Cup, the Continental League. He became known to the broad community of players of the League of Legends, participating in the competitive programs of the Russian-language server and representing our region at international tournaments.

In Cyril’s remarks, we heard a good deal of useful criticism. Unfortunately, the robust grain was spoiled by toxic statements and insults to both the entire League of Legends gaming community in the CIS and Riot Games.

For a systemic display of disrespect in the game and beyond, Riot Games punishes cyber-athletes around the world. We do not consider insults to be an acceptable means of communication in the sports environment that we create. We hope that the disciplinary decision will help Likkrit to return to what we consider to be his best manifestations, and he will be able to once again deserve the honor of representing the region at international competitions

Meet the Ornn – The fire below the mountain | New champion in LoL

Ornn – new champion in LoL

The company Riot Games has introduced a new champion, who will soon join the other heroes of the League of Legends. They became Ornn, the Flame of the Mountain Deeps. Ornn is the champion of the top line, possessing a fairly rich arsenal of control. In addition, he can create unique improvement items for the characters of his team.

ornn league of legends

Passive abilities:

  • Living Forge: When Ornn does not participate in battles, he can spend gold and create objects for himself. For convenience, the recommended items are displayed in a special menu on the screen. In addition, Ornn can create items directly from the store.
  • Master Craftsman: Ornn and his allies are given access to special improvements to certain items from the store. Each player can only get one improvement.

Ornn’s abilities:

[Q] Volcanic Rupture: Ornn hits the ground, creating a crack in it that deals physical damage to enemies and slows them down. After a short delay in the area a magma pillar rises, which stands a wall for a few seconds.

[W] Bellows Breath: Ornn becomes irresistible, shield himself with a shield and spews a flame. The flame inflicts magic damage, the damage of which depends on the current health of the enemy. Enemies, enveloped in the last portion of the flame, become fragile. Ornn’s auto-attacks knock back fragile targets.

Having fallen into the effect of immobilizing effects, fragile enemies receive additional damage, the size of which depends on their maximum health. In addition, on fragile enemies, the effects of immobilization last longer.

[E] Searing Charge: Ornn makes a dash and deals damage to all enemies on his way. If Ornn encounters an obstacle, a shock wave arises that deals damage and throws up enemies. Ability eliminates obstacles created by players.

[R] Call of the Forge God: Ornn summons a huge fire elemental to the selected point, which moves towards him at an increasing speed. Affected by elemental enemies get magic damage and become fragile.

Ornn can apply the skill repeatedly to make it leap forward. Faced with the elemental during the breakthrough, he will send it to the other side. On the way back, the elemental deals the same damage as the first time throws all the hit enemies and makes them fragile.

Ornn | Tips and Tricks

ornn new champion in lol

My place is at my forge. Everyone else’s place is out of my way

Ornn can create items right in the battleground, and that’s why he can stay on the lane as long as possible. Learn all possible item buildes to prepare yourself for each situation.

Ornn’s allies can upgrade one item, and that gives unique advantages over the enemy team. Nasus not the only god of the Late game.

Using Searing charge you need a wall to charge in, so Ornn’s perfect allies – is those allies who can create walls on the battlefield (Trundle, Azir). And such champion like Poppy and Vaine can nail the enemy to the magma pillar.

Invasion | PvE LoL in-game Mode

The testing of the new PvE-mode “Invasion”

Company Riot Games announced the launch of testing on the PBE server of the League of Legends game of a new PvE-mode, called “Invasion”. Players will have to team up with four friends and take on the role of Star Defenders in order to protect Valoran City Park from the invasion of monsters from the Void.

league of legends invasion

Players have to go through 7 stages of fighting with monsters, and in the end to fight against the big boss. In between battles, you can spend gold and distribute skills, thanks to the experience gained in combat.

lol invasion mode

Among the tasks you will be waiting for:

  • Survival: Simply destroy all monsters. Opponents may appear in waves, so do not rejoice too soon if you kill the last monster.
  • Escape: Get to the evacuation zone. To win in this task it is enough that only one Defender gets to the point.
  • Defense: Players find themselves in the center of the Starboard Defense shield. Hold the position until you kill all the monsters. If you leave the Power Shield of Star Defenders, you will begin to take damage, which rises with time.


League of Legends – 7.16 patch is here

LoL 7.16 | What’s new?

Last night on the server of the most popular MOBA – League of Legends was installed patch 7.16, which brought changes in the balance of champions and subjects, new images and the return of the game mode ARURF.

More specifically, the champions, with various mechanics of passive amplification of the following attacks (for example, Jace after switching the stance or Aatrox’s every third hit) will no longer spend the reinforcement powers on destroying the totems. Notable attenuations were given to several champions of the middle lane, which should seriously affect the meta in the upcoming World Cup. For example, the Q scaling of Syndra was lowered, but E is increased. Strong nerfs got Orianna: damage of W is lowered, the shield strength from E is also reduced, and the player can no longer make the precast of W.

LoL 7.16 | New skins

Caitlyn, who had dominated the bottom line for a long time, received a whole set of nerfs- her Q deals less damage to the following targets after the first, and the additional damage from the traps has been significantly weakened.

league of legends mini boss skins

And what about skins? Thanks to the new update, skins of the mini-boss Ziggs, Mini-boss Brand, Mini-boss Malzahar and Kale, the vocalist Pentakill, now can be created and getting through the craft system. In addition, Zero Lancer Hecarim was added to the list of unique skins for the craft system.

You can read the full patch notes of the LoL 7.16 here.

League of Legends – Missions

LoL Quests will not spoil your game

The quests will set new goals for achievement in the Summoners Rift, and for their fulfillment players will receive unique images, summoner icons, and some loot as a reward. This is an unexplored territory in the League of Legends, so we do not know what it will lead to in a couple of years, but we have guidelines that will help to distinguish a good mission from a bad one.

This is a delicate moment. It is important for us that the tasks do not have a negative impact on your games. This means that assignments should not prompt play on defeat or play in suboptimal ways. However, this rule provides exceptions, when all five players will have the same goal.

Not all tasks can be performed in one session, but no tasks will depend only on how much you are ready to play.

In short, we want players to enjoy the task – or a sense of satisfaction from overcoming the challenges.

Quests in League of Legends


Do not worry, the first and most important line of the League of Legends is a game in which players fight each other in the Rift. This is not a role-playing game; We do not want our game to be based on the execution of tasks or the deletion of lines on the list. We are not going to flood the game with a stream of tasks only to change the usual state of things.

With the help of tasks, we want to add depth to those elements of the game that you already like. Now the regional teams and teams responsible for the events will have the opportunity to add assignments to diversify your gaming experience with new goals and rewards. You will be able to perform a number of tasks to show your support for M19 (or Na’Vi, if you are the same masochist as me) and get a unique icon, or relive the story of a new character with a set of tasks dedicated to him.

The quest system is now in its infancy, and we plan to start from a small. In the end, it is your opinion will determine its place in the League of Legends, so do not forget to share your impressions – good and bad – as new tasks are released.

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Origins: Jinx

Psycho Arsenal aka Jinx

A long time ago, riot games were open the new ideas, and anyone can share their ideas about new champions. And Riot games received many sketches and pictures. This was a great source of inspiration to all developers.

A few years ago an artist Katie de Sousa presented an art of psycho girl with big guns. Katie just loves villains and she decided to add some chaos in the peaceful world of Runeterra.

Developers note

Jinx portrait

The champion – maniac with big guns – looked great, but she looks like Miss Fortune with a different hair and tattoos. By the way, the first name of this champion was Psycho Arsenal, and she was just an idea for a long time… while a small fan group decided to bring Psycho Arsenal to the League of Legends.

One of the main fans of this champion was August “Jinxylord” Brauning. Riot developer always wants to make a champion that has a rocket launcher and a machine gun. And this was a great opportunity to make the dream true.

Firstly Psycho Arsenal’s color must be green and she was sexy as hell. But developers wants a unique female champion that will be different from the others. Psycho Arsenal became thinner and thinner and her guns – bigger and bigger. In the end, she became a little girl with enormous weapons, and Jinxylord really likes how this look.

Psycho Arsenal’s look was greatly changed, but all her three main features are still unchanged:

  • The long blue braids to the floor
  • The manic expression of the face
  • And guns… a lot of guns

Nature of Jinx

Mad jinx

In the process of working on the Jinx, the same question of its character was always up: how angry is she? Of course, the character was a villain, but would Jinx kill people in cold blood? Or she just wants to have fun, though her kind of “fun” includes smoldering ruins? August Comments: “Although Jinx killed a lot of people, we don’t hold her for a serial killer from head to toe.”

Jinx just bored, and she wants to have fun. The girl doesn’t care about random victims of explosions.

In the end, the nature of the Jinx and the style of the game behind this character are based on the borderline between uncontrolled dangerous madness and fun. “Perhaps the essence of the Jinx is given in her music video“, thinks August. She laughs, amuses and blows everything, but not always anointed with the blood of the enemies. This is Jinx.”

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League of Legends: Preseason

Preseason Changes

League of Legends preseason

In this preseason not only Assassins has changed, and today i will tell you about all other important changes of the Summoning Rift. Plants animated forest, and armor penetration, stealth and support items are changed.


Let’s begin with interactive plant that we united under shared name – Living Forest. Each of them can appear in random places in Jungle or in the river, and if you destroy them, then you will be granted unique effect.

Explosive bumps grow only in forest, when you destroy it, all that stand around bump will be knocked back. Explosive bumps are useful as creative wasy to escape after invasion, as simle jumps over the walls.

Seers Flower, grow at the border between jungle and river. If you destroy it, it will release a pollen at the opposite to the attacker side. Pollen reveals invisible champions and totems.

Preseason 2017 LoL

Honey Fruit grows only on the river, and scatter around healing fruits. They heal you, and give mana, also they slow down a little bit champion that eat them.

Riot decided to remove bonuses for Smiting jungle monsters. These bonuses were very usefull, especialy at the early stage of the game, but they do not encouraged you to make interesting choices. To help junglers that relied on these buffs, Riot changed jungl mosters, and add to Smite an Healing Effect. Also the did some changes in jungle camps, to emphasize their uniqueness. Raptors and Krags population is increased, Gromp now in very obnoxious.


You already know about Assassins update, but beside rework of these deadly champions, you also waiting for a change between view of champions and stealth.

Stealth now divided to a two categories:

  • Invisibility
  • Disguise

Invisibility – is a stealth than every body know. If you Invisible, then enemy can not see you, and can not act with you.

Disguise – is a alternative version of stealth. With it you are invisible for hidden totems, and enemies, until you get to close to them. Passive ability of Evelynn is a great example of Disguise. And now this ability was gained to some other champions.


Vision totems, was replaced by Control Totems. That not only give a view, but also disable enemy totems and traps, helping you to control the right place. Control Totems unveil disguised champions, but do not unveil invisible.

Assassins Items

Preseason 2017 LoL

Armor penetration has disapeared and now deadliness take his place. It almost the same, but effectivity now changed with the level of opponent. Higher lever – better penetration. In general you deal less damage to enemies that lower than you, and bigger to enemies that has higher lever.

Also Assassins has 2 new items:

  • Edge of Night – Give attack power, movement speed outside of combat, deadliness, magic resist, but main thing – active ability. Veil – with activasion, after a little delay you will be granted with a Magic Shield
  • Poacher’s Knife – Item for Junglers, after you steal enough big mosters in enemy forest it will tranform into a Serrated Dirk.

Some other Assassins items was reworked too.

Duskblade of Draktharr now gives deadliness and movement speed outside of combat, old passive effect was removed. New passive effect – Darkness gives you a truesight when enemy totem see you, and Night hunter deald additional pure damage if an attack was made after you stayed in an blind spot of enemy.

Support items

Developers changed Aegis of the Legion. Now this is not BIS item, now it is situational. For long 8 years this aura rised Magic Armor of friendly units, but nothing is eternal under the moon.

Riot also added some completely new items for players:

  • Knight’s Oath – Rise defence and allow to assign allies as a partner. While you stay close to a partner you gain Armor and Movement Speed, part of the damage divided between you, but part of damage that deal your partner will heal you.
  • Redemption – increase healing, and shields. It active effect allows you to choose any position on map. After a short delay alies will be healed, and enemies will be damaged. You can use Redempion even after death.


Riot saved some serius changes in the Talantes. Strength of the Ages was replaced by Сolossus Courage. When you CC enemy you will gained by shield from Courage. Thats all. Serious changes in Talantes!

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League of Legends maps overview

The Important Information about League of Legends

In these present days people would to spend their free time on playing online and offline games. The league of legend is a great online game and it blends the intensity and speed of RPG with RTS elements. This game includes two power teams and each team has different play style and design. These two teams battle head to head at various battle fields as well as different game modes. This game provides endless replay ability for players so they don’t need any worry about skill level. This online multiplayer game is completely free to play but they need an advanced computer to enjoy this battle game. The players need to start this game with low level and every win takes them into next level automatically. The complete focus is essential to make certain victories in the game of league of legends.

The League of Legends Game Maps         

The league of legends game is now very people due to its level variations and other gaming characters, battle field and others. The players need to use tutorials to learn this game to play quite easily. The players should know about different types of game maps and those are

  • Summoner’s Rift
  • Twisted Treeline
  • Howling Abyss

Summoner’s rift

Summoner’s rift

It is a most familiar in this game and it allows five players of two teams to destroy the enemies. Actually enemy team is simply called as nexus which includes a number of destructive structures. This map features a lot of intermediate objectives that provide a few advantages which help players to win this game. The players can get turrets which can able to attack the nexus players. The turrets can be damaged by enemies but turrets cannot be destroyed by enemies.  The rift herald is a brutal and dangerous monster which is a great buff that can be got by player of the killing team. This buff can play for only 20 minutes and it never get back after it has killed by powerful enemies.

The baron nashor is also a powerful monster which will stay after 20 minutes and it is a common replacement for rift herald. This monster can be got by player after it is killed by enemies.  The dragon is a brutal monster which helps players to kill their enemies and it can be got after it is killed. The players can also able to claim scuttle crab and blue sentinel and red bramble back at this map.

Twisted Treeline

Twisted Treeline

It is another important map of league of legends game and it is also same as summoner’s. Here three players of two teams complete to attack and destroy the nexus team. The twisted treeline is also featuring some intermediate objectives that help players to get a lot of advantages. This map is also let players to get turrets which could destroy the enemy’s minions and players. The altars can be a great feature for players and these altars can provide effective combat slats to owning the teams. The vile maw is a big monster which provides a lot of gold as well as combat stat buff. The players can claim back the vile maw five minutes after it is killed. The speed shrine is a great feature that could be earned by players who are playing at twisted treeline. The speed shrine helps to increase the speed and movement of players.

Howling Abyss     

Howling Abyss     

This map is also important for players who love to play league of legends battle game. This map is also same as summoner’s rift. In this map five players of two teams fight to destroy and attack the team of nexus. The howling abyss is also now offering some intermediate objects that provide some classic advantages for players to win this battle game. The turrets can be a common feature and it helps players to attack more powerful players without any issues. The health shrines can be an exciting feature because it helps players to get healed from injuries.

Crystal Scar

Crystal Scar

This map is completely different from other maps because it does not allow player to attack enemies. Here also five players of two teams fight to capture the important strategic points. The players have to hold those strategic points for making more victories. This map contains some intermediate objectives. The common advantages of crystal scar are storm shield, speed shrines and health shrines.

The League of Legends Matchmaking and Games Types  

The players of league of legends game can able to get many number of game types as well as matchmaking options. The tutorial is a very first game which only provides for each and every new player. The tutorial game is only played on the map of howling abyss and it is for players to learn about basics of this battle game. The co-op vs. AI is another type of game which is also for new players. This game is simply played on twisted treeline, summoner’s rift and also crystal scar. Here players need to battle against artificial intelligence champions. The custom games simply let players to access any type of game with any combination of players. The players can get totally three kinds of matchmaking such as normal matchmaking, ranked match making and team matchmaking.

The Common Game Modes of League of Legends

The league of legends is now getting popular due to its different game modes and game maps. Here players can see two game modes such as classic game mode and ARAM game mode. The classic game mode requires players to attack and destroy the enemies and even player have to depend themselves. The classic games can be played on summoner’s rift map and even howling abyss and twisted treeline. The all random all mid mode is now represented as ARAM mode. This mode can be played on the howling abyss so players should know about those modes. The dominion game mode is also available in the game of league of legends. This mode can be played on crystal scar map.

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League of Legends 6.21 review of the Champions changes



Javelin Toss / Takedown

Recovery (cat form): 5 seconds 6 seconds

Bushwhack / Pounce

Recovery (cat form): 5 seconds 6 seconds

Primal Surge / Swipe

Recovery (cat form): 5 seconds 6 seconds

Health Regeneration: 45 | 85 | 125 | 165 | 205 + (0.5 * AP) ⇒ 25-50 | 45-90 | 65-130 | 85-170 | 105-210 + (0.27 – 0.5 * AP) (depending upon the missing health stock).


Ranger’s Focus

Fixed a bug due to which the plural second pressing [Q], as soon as the Focus reaches the four charges, was spending mana several times.


LoL Graves


Maximum number of charges: 4 charge ⇒ 8 charges

Now gets 2 charges of Real courage when he charge the enemy champion.

Armor and magic resistance for charge: 10 | 15 | 20 | 25 | 30 ⇒ 5 | 7.5 | 10 | 12.5 | 15


LoL Ivern

General changes:

Health Gain for Level 74 ⇒ 90

Base magic resistance: 30 ⇒ 32.1

Base attack speed: 0.625 ⇒ 0.644

Increase Attack Speed per level: 2.8% ⇒ 3.4%


Living Artillery

Cost: 50 mana, plus 50 for the use (but no more than 500) ⇒ mana plus 40 for the use (but no more than 400)

Mana cost increase duration: 10 seconds ⇒ 8 seconds

Base damage: 70 | 110 | 150  100 | 140 | 180

The first border of damage: Deals 200% damage to enemies who have remained between 25% and 50% of health ⇒ Inflicts 150% damage to enemies, which the health is approaching to 40%

The second border damage: Deals 300% damage to enemies who have less than 25% health ⇒ Deals 200% damage to enemies who have less than 40% health.

Lee Sin

LoL Lee sin

Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike and Safeguard / Iron Will once again make it possible to make a breakthrough right to the target itself.

Master Yi

Double Strike

Fixed a bug due to which the Master Yi did not do critical damage on monsters, if before that he inflict double strike attack with a certain speed.

Alpha Strike

Now if Master Yi died during the first strike action [Q], the animation of his death will be played in a place where he was shown during his death.

New: Now within 0.25 seconds Master Yi can not be selected as a target (this fact does not mean that Master Yi becomes invulnerable to damage).

Fixed a bug due to which the first strike [Q] sometimes stuck, and began to reload, and reload is not diminished by the Master Yi auto attack, until you activate the ability.

New: Now the first blow [Q] gives an overview of the target to which Master Yi is going to teleport next.

The first blow [Q] of Master Yi will not move him to the Baron Nashoru if it is the main target.

Meditation [W] is no longer disabled after a failed attempt to use the first strike [Q].

Wuju Style

Fixed a bug due to which the increase in passive attack power [E] was not taken into account when calculating the damage effect of the active Wuju style [E], if it was used immediately after reloading.


Siphoning Strike

Now, increase the attack range is added to the effect of Fury of the Sands (new amounts to 175 ⇒ 200).

Fury of the Sands

Deleted: Part of the damage is converted into force on skills Nasusa duration.

New: Nasus also receives 15 | 35 | 55 armor and magic resistance when activated. This bonus increases by an additional 1 | 2 | 3 per second (a total of 30 | 65 | 100  for 15 seconds).


Shroud of Darkness

A magical barrier of Nocturne of the Void and chilling horror now uses a particle effect from classical image.



Extra health for a charge: 3% 2%


Elastic Slingshot

Now for 0.75 seconds before Zack land at that location it will be warned with light and shadow. If he will be in the flight for less than this time, then they will appear immediately.

Accuracy is improved for Zack.


Eulogy of the Isles

If Yorick summoned Misty Maiden on the line, then she will start to promote this line.


Hexplosive Minefield

explosion timer: Checks every 0.25 seconds ⇒ Checks every 0.1 seconds



Using the Teleport on a totem, which placed near a thin barrier, no longer teleport you to the other side of this barrier.

Nightmare Bots

Assemble a team to defeat the damned nightmare bots and their ruthless ruler until they condemned all the people that you love and appreciate, TO DEATH! Starting with this update, nightmarish bots will not wreak havoc in one, but in two game modes queue variable. Fight with the bots in normal mode, or test their limits in an almost endless series of increasingly difficult levels. Find the weakness of the nightmarish bots and disclose their sinister plans, but remember – if you look long into an abyss, then, sooner or later, the abyss will look into you.


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