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5 Best Champions to Use in League of Legends Ultimate Spellbook

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Here are some of the better champion select picks to play in the League of Legends' newest game mode, Ultimate Spellbook. | Photo by Riot Games

League of Legends‘ newest game mode, Ultimate Spellbook, has been released as part of the Sentinels of Light event, and allows expert theory-crafters to think of the best combinations of abilities to use for their favorite champion. But, there are definitely some champions that shine above others in this game mode.

This is far from a definitive list of who is the best to use, and others may even be more stronger than some of the picks chosen. However, since the “Ulternate” abilities to choose from are random, these champions are among the best in any given game.

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Combining Jhin with any ultimate abilities that can stun others or even help him get away from sticky situations is suited best for him. Fortunately, there are plenty of those skills to choose from and having Jhin’s Curtain Call (R) to finish a kill with is a Jhin main’s dream.

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As with Ekko, the possibilities to find someway to teleport an enemy into the fountain is on the priority for those playing him in Ultimate Spellbook. One of the common combos to use with Ekko is to teleport into lane, use Skarner’s Impale (R) and use Ekko’s Chronobreak (R) to immediately take them back to their fountain for a quick and easy kill. That combo alone makes Ekko a pretty solid choice in Ultimate Spellbook. However, getting Skarner’s Impale is not guaranteed, but Ekko has enough power in his kit to become very slippery or just give more burst damage to this who can’t handle the high amount of pressure.

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Nocturne is currently a fuel for nightmares in ranked matches, and now he’s here to invade those theory-crafting dreams in Ultimate Spellbook. Due to Nocturne’s Paranoias (R) ultimate ability being able to close the space between him and another player almost instantly, couple this with any area of effect ability and the combos that ensue are deadly. A favorite choice is to get Amumu’s Curse of the Sad Mummy (R) ultimate ability and use it as soon as Nocturne’s ultimate lands on a player.

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As Yone does not use any amount of mana, his viability in Ultimate Spellbook is actually very high. Since everyone in solo queue is a “professional” Yone player, a lot of abilities that would otherwise cost a lot of mana points are quite literally free. Combine his abilities with gap closers and now Yone is just an unstoppable killing machine. The only thing that sets Yone back from excelling in Ultimate Spellbook is the player playing him.

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In fighting games terminology, Lee Sin with ultimate abilities that can move him anywhere will just put people into a mix-up that is unblockable. It will be a blender of death for those who are in of breathing range of Lee Sin players in this game mode. Combine an Ulternate ability and follow through with Lee Sin’s Dragon’s Rage (R) and the possibilities for kills are endless.

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Akshan buffed again in today’s League 11.15 micropatch due to ‘very low win rate’

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Akshan was buffed just one day after his League of Legends debut—and it seems like that wasn’t enough.

Lead game designer Jeevun “Jag” Sidhu discussed a second Akshan buff today, detailing the precise changes that are now live with an 11.15 micropatch. And due to the new champion’s “very low win rate,” he’s getting some more love.

“We were very cautious of his revive mechanic in terms of release balance,” Jag said. “That said, he’s still at a very low win rate and so may have been too conservative.”

In an attempt to increase the mid laner’s impact, Riot is increasing Akshan’s attack speed per level from 2.5 percent to four percent. His Avengerang’s (Q) damage to minions is also being increased at later levels, bumping up from 40 to 70 percent to 40 to 90 percent.

Akshan is intended to fall off during the later stages of a match, like AD assassins often do. But it seems his effectiveness steeply declines as the match goes on. The Q buff should help him clear waves more efficiently, allowing him to splitpush better after the laning phase. The attack speed buff should also greatly increase his late-game damage output.

The Rogue Sentinel was initially buffed in a July 23 micropatch that targeted his base health, base AD, and Q cooldown. While the devs hoped his win rate would increase by roughly two percent, it seems like he’s still underperforming. Akshan mid is sitting at a low 39.2-percent win rate in Platinum ranks and above, according to Champion.gg.

A new champion’s win rate often starts off low as players learn their mechanics and abilities. Akshan’s win rate should improve over time, but the devs will reassess his game impact in the next patch.


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Legends of Runeterra Announces 10th Region, 2021 Roadmap

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Bandle City is the 10th region in Legends of Runeterra

Bandle City is the 10th region in Legends of Runeterra / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

Riot Games finally announced the long-awaited 10th region for Legends of Runeterra on Tuesday, alongside a roadmap for what’s to come in the rest of 2021.

Players have known for a while now that Runeterra is missing its 10th and final region, and there has been plenty of lively debate on which one it’ll be. Now, two weeks before the next expansion is set to release, Riot settled the question with a video introducing the new region, Bandle City, and what they have planned for the rest of the year.

In the video, Riot confirmed the next expansion will feature Bandle City and is called “Beyond the Bandlewood.” The expansion is set to release in two weeks’ time, during Patch 2.14.0 in August.

This decision seems to be great news for some players and disappointing for others. Riot reassured players that even though Ixtal and the Void won’t be added to Runeterra, every champion from League of Legends will be added to the game and find a home in the region that makes the most sense for them.

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Release schedule for next expansion / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

The new expansion will feature four total releases, including a special release in November alongside “a major PvE event unlike anything we’ve tried before.” The two releases following that will occur in December and February of next year.

Aside from the expansion, Riot announced a new, upgraded Lab of Legends mode called The Saltwater Scourge, which takes players on a RPG-like journey ending in a boss battle with Gangplank. This is Runeterra’s most expansive PvE mode yet, and it’s already live and available for all players to try out as of Patch 2.13.0.

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A more detailed roadmap for the rest of 2021 also outlines the releases and events to come, including an expansion event pass in August, the Legends of Runeterra World Championships in September, and Battle Academia skins in October.

Whether you’re a competitive player or a casual player who wants to enjoy PvE, it seems Legends of Runeterra has something in store for everyone. Keep on the lookout for teasers of the next set, and an upcoming update on balance patches.

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How Many People Can Play Tribes of Midgard Together?

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Tribes of Midgard, Norsfell's brand-new 1-10 player co-op action survival RPG game, launched on July 27, 2021.

Tribes of Midgard, Norsfell’s brand-new 1-10 player co-op action survival RPG game, launched on July 27, 2021. / Photo courtesy of Gearbox Publishing

How many people can play Tribes of Midgard?

After initially being revealed during the E3 Gearbox presentation as a brand-new action survival RPG game, the co-op and crossplay details surrounding Tribes of Midgard have remained hot topics in all of gaming as the title remains less than a day removed from its official launch.

As hinted in its title, Tribes of Midgard invites players running solo, or with up to nine others in a tribe, to take on the role of glorious Viking heroes in Valhalla to fight giants and beasts in classic, top-town combat.

Along with crafting, building and progression systems, players will be able to unlock and choose from eight unique Viking classes as they set out to save the world from Ragnarök, adjusting for the various boss battles and unique weather effects that occur within the game’s vast, procedurally-generated world.

While the difficulty of monsters and giants is scaled for those who want to play the game solo, co-op is surely the way to go in Saga Mode as tribes can divide and conquer the world of Norse at the same time.

Aside from simply covering each others’ backs in nightly village defense holds, gathering resources, leveling up village NPCs, completing quests, constructing defenses and more, there is simply too much for one Viking to accomplish on their own before the arrival of the Fimbulwinter—an eternal winter where the world freezes and the Helthings attack your village non-stop.

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Where to Plant Wiretaps in Fortnite

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With the release of Fortnite Season 7 players can expect a new host of Epic Quests to complete, including the planting of wiretaps throughout the map. These quests give players a significant amount of experience points, and knowing where to plant wiretaps can help speed up the questing process.

Each applicable location for wiretaps players can visit will allow for the planting of up to three wiretaps, which gives players the option to visit just one location to complete their quest, as opposed to needing to hop all over the map.

Players will be able to see wiretaps marked by a transparent blue box with which the player can interact to place the wiretap. The sets of three wiretap locations are found relatively close to each other in each area on the map, so placing all three shouldn’t take players much time. Locations with satellites allow players to place one wiretap at the base of the satellite dish as well, so be on the lookout in those three locations.

There are five map areas players can look for each triple set of wiretap locations which are:

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