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Every new Passive Power in Legends of Runeterra Lab of Legends 2.9.0

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Legends of Runeterra’s latest update Patch 2.9.0 brought numerous changes to its Lab of Legends single-player mode. The patch introduced five new starting champions, 18 Passive Powers, support champions, and a quality-of-life improvement that gives players infinite rerolls for their first Passive Power.

As an added bonus for this massive update, Riot Games gave players the chance to claim a free Malphite cardback if they can earn a victory with all of the new champions introduced to the mode: Fizz, Lissandra, Irelia, Malphite, and Zilean.

Here are all of the new powers and some ideas on how to best use them.

Common

Battlefield Training

  • Round start: Grant the Weakest ally +1/+1.
  • Overall strength: Great
  • Best with: Fizz, Lissandra, Irelia, Lulu, Braum Lucian

A free +1/+1 buff is nothing to scoff at. As long as you have an early playable unit and protect it, you will be able to gain value every turn.

Crush

  • Allies have Overwhelm.
  • Overall strength: Below average
  • Best with: Lucian, Miss Fortune

While Crush provides a ton of extra damage for aggressive decks, Passive Powers that you pick up need to either fix a deck’s weakness or push your power level to absurd heights.

In addition to this, many units in the Lab of Legends decks already have Overwhelm, and the keyword needs units with high power levels to deal meaningful damage.

Endurance

  • When an ally survives damage, grant it +1/+1.
  • Overall strength: Great
  • Best with: Braum, Azir, Riven, Lissandra, Zilean

Similar to Battlefield Training, gaining a +1/+1 buff for free can usually provide enough free stats which can turn the tide of battle in your favor. But to gain the most value out of this power, you need units with high health alongside their cheaper mana costs.

Raiding Party

  • When you damage the enemy Nexus, grant the top ally in your deck +1/+1.
  • Overall strength: Great
  • Best with: Irelia, Azir, Miss Fortune

As another power with a promise of +1/+1 bonuses attached to it, Raiding Party allows decks that burn the opponent a chance to translate that damage into tangible value. The main downside is that if you fail to draw your units which received buffs, then you will be missing out on your buffs which leaves a potential weak opening for your opponent to exploit.

Rush Them Down

  • When you summon an ally, give it +1/+1 this round.
  • Overall strength: Potent
  • Best with: Azir, Irelia, Hecarim

Unlike the other previously mentioned +1/+1 stat buffs, this one is temporary and lasts for only one round, which makes it not as strong as other choices. Despite this, it’s not a terrible power to pick if the other two choices provided are terrible and you’re out of rerolls. The one-turn boost can sometimes protect your units or dissuade enemy attacks.

Thieves’ Tools

  • When allies attack, Nab one.
  • Overall strength: Passable
  • Best with: Irelia, Lucian

While free draw is nice, the cards received often might be lower quality and not synergize with your deck. Despite this, nabbing cards from your opponent’s deck means they’re closer to being milled as a win condition and it lets you know which cards you don’t need to play around.

New Student

  • Start of game: Summon a Sparring Student.
  • Overall strength: Good
  • Best with: Irelia, Azir, Lulu

Sparring Student is a one-mana 1/1 unit that gains a temporary +1/+1 for the round whenever you summon a unit. Any power that provides a free unit is strong, with Sparring Student, any swarm deck will appreciate the scaling Sparring Student.

If you put any items on a Sparring Student that’s in your deck, the free Sparring Student also benefits from those items.

Bouncing Blades

  • Round start: Create a Fleeting Blade’s Edge in hand.
  • Overall strength: Below Average
  • Best with: Heimerdinger, Taliyah, Malphite

Blade’s Edge is a one-mana Fast spell that deals one damage to anything. While being able to remove weakened targets is nice, the fact you need to spend mana each time can disrupt your mana curve.

This power should only be used if you have a deck or powers that synergizes with spellcasting, or a higher curve that needs help reaching the late game.

Clock Setter

  • Start of game: Create four Time Bombs in your deck.
  • Overall strength: Average
  • Best with: Zilean

Time Bombs are the uncollectible Landmarks that Zilean places in your deck that deal one damage to every enemy and their Nexus after one turn. While having an extra critical mass of Time Bombs would help out Zilean level, the Time Bombs are also good at wiping out wide boards like the Spiders and Guard Bots encounter.

Despite this, diluting your deck to reduce the chance of drawing your other powerful cards is usually not worth it.

Seat of Power

  • Start of game: Summon Emperor’s Dais.
  • Overall strength: Great
  • Best with: Azir, Irelia, Lucian, Hecarim

While a free Dais provides immense value and summons over time, it’s best to pair it with champions that appreciate the extra units from dying. If you have a Yipp’s Genius, the potency of this power also reaches ridiculous levels.

Rare

Terraforming

  • Start of game: Summon a random Landmark from your deck.
  • Overall strength: Niche
  • Best with: Taliyah, Malphite

Even though it’s a good Passive Power for both Taliyah and Malphite, you shouldn’t aim to pick it up on your first pick since you need to aim for higher quality powers which affect your board.

Hold Them Off

  • Round start: Frostbite the strongest enemy this round.
  • Overall strength: Good
  • Best with: Heimerdinger, Aphelios, Malphite, Taliyah

For decks that take a while to get online, the free damage reduction that Hold Them Off provides will allow you to neutralize a threat each turn. If you picked up Ashe as a support champion, this will give her an easier time of reaching her second level.

Slow But Steady

  • When you cast a slow spell, cast it again onto the same targets.
  • Overall strength: Average
  • Best with: Aphelios, Fizz

Slow But Steady is one of those Passive Powers that needs a lot of great aspects to line up for this boon to be strong under most circumstances. The most mileage to get out of Slow But Steady is to pair it with Fizz and Yipp’s Genius to summon four one-mana cards which get a +2/+2 boost each.

Vanguard Lookout

  • Game start: Summon two Vanguard Lookouts.
  • Overall strength: Great
  • Best with: Malphite, Taliyah, Azir, Miss Fortune

Vanguard Lookout is a two-mana 1/4 Elite unit. A free 2/8 worth of stats provided since turn one that can attack or defend will synergize with anyone. While each champion would appreciate this Passive Power, the potency is especially apparent when you use decks that have a weaker start and need more help.

Welcome Gifts

  • When you summon an ally, grant it a random keyword.
  • Overall strength: Potent
  • Best with: Anyone

A free keyword on average will usually help out any unit. Welcome Gifts can never give a champion a mechanic they already have, so a card with many items will always receive something new.

Epic

Rockbear Den

  • Start of game: Summon a Hibernating Rockbear. When an ally landmark counts down to zero, create a Hibernating Rockbear in hand.
  • Overall strength: Average
  • Best with: Taliyah, Lissandra, Zilean

Hibernating Rockbear is a Countdown Landmark that summons a Grumpy Rockbear after three rounds. A free 5/4 that arrives on round three is nice, but it doesn’t do much compared to the other Passive Powers that provide free cards.

Sharing is Caring

  • When you summon an ally, grant its keywords to all allies.
  • Overall strength: Incredible
  • Best with: Heimerdinger

Any player that has played with or against Zoe can tell you how strong spreading keywords is. To have this power at the start of the game allows for powerful combos. This Passive Power pairs well with Evolution and Welcome Gifts.

Advanced Preparations

  • Start of game: Create an Ancient Preparations in hand. Ally Landmark completion effects activate twice.
  • Overall strength: Great
  • Best with: Lissandra, Zilean, Malphite

Ancient Preparations is a one-mana Countdown Landmark that summons a 2/2 Clockling after two rounds. If you received this power and play Frozen Thrall on turn one, you can play Draklorn Inquisitor on turn five and receive two 8/8s on the following turn, allowing you to level up Lissandra fairly easily.


In addition to these powers, previous powers were also buffed or adjusted.

  • Flexible Gameplan: Start of game: Draw one. (used to draw one; and now one word)
  • Out the Gates: Now an Epic rarity (used to be Rare).
  • Manaflow: Now an Epic rarity (used to be Rare).

Try to get your Malphite cardback and complete the Legendary difficulty with each character now that LoR Patch 2.9.0 is live.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/lor/news/every-new-passive-power-in-legends-of-runeterra-lab-of-legends-2-9

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Warzone Community Find Temporary Fix for Untracked Kills and Wins

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Warzone is no stranger to unfortunate bugs, and for stat junkies, this one stinks

Warzone is no stranger to unfortunate bugs, and for stat junkies, this one stinks / Raven Software and Activision

An odd bug has cropped up in Warzone, resulting in players’ kills and wins not being properly tracked in the Barracks. The Warzone community has responded by finding a temporary fix of their own.

Call of Duty Warzone’s in-game stats in the Barracks that keep track of crucial stats like kills and wins are not being properly tracked.

Interestingly, using a third-party stat tracking website like WZ Ranked or WZ Stats will present the player with their true stats. Similar to League of Legends‘ op.gg. Make sure to make your stats public, which will then allow you to see an accurate and comprehensive breakdown of your Warzone stats.

Neither Raven Software nor Activision has gone out and commented on this stat tracking error bug yet. Until then, third-party websites will be your best to find an accurate representation of your stats.

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Source: https://www.dbltap.com/posts/warzone-community-find-temporary-fix-for-untracked-kills-and-wins-01fbcewnv7nh?utm_source=RSS

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T1’s Canna reaches 100 game wins in the LCK

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Although many may still consider T1’s top laner Canna a rookie, he already reached his 100th game win after today’s match against Liiv SANDBOX.

Canna’s performance saw a drastic increase recently. He underperformed at the start of the split, and fans expected T1 to bench him in favor of the hyped-up substitute top laner Zeus. Canna bounced back in recent weeks, however, and has been putting on a good show in the LCK. He earned four MVP votes throughout the split and has been a reliable carry or frontline for his team, depending on the meta.

Canna began his professional League of Legends career in May 2019 as a trainee for SKT, T1’s former name. After six months, he was promoted to the starting roster and has been the starting top laner since the 2020 LCK Spring Split. He had a stellar performance during his debut split and won a title alongside his teammates after a 3-0 series over Gen.G in the playoffs. In the Summer Split, the team fell off and was unable to put up a good performance. As a result, T1 missed the 2020 League world championship.

Even though T1 underwent coaching staff changes during the offseason coming into this year, their performance didn’t change that much since the team finished in fourth place during the 2021 LCK Spring Split. While his team is currently in fifth place and will most likely reach playoffs, it’s unclear whether they’ll be able to pick up one of the four spots for the upcoming 2021 League world championship if they don’t improve their performance.


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Team WE stomp EDG in Clearlove’s return to starting roster

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Team WE took down EDward Gaming in a quick 2-0 series today in Clearlove’s return to EDG’s starting roster after being absent from professional play for over two years.

EDG were the favorites going into this series until the team benched its jungler, Jiejie, who is leading across most stats compared to other LPL players in the position. Team WE had a fairly dominant split and looked coordinated today, taking down the experimenting EDG with ease.

Even though EDG had the chance to bring back Jiejie for the second match, they opted to play their other substitute Yu “JunJia” Chun-Chia in hopes of turning the series around. However, Team WE’s beishang, who is considered to be a top-three LPL jungler after his performance during this split, outmatched both junglers.

Mid laner Shanks and bottom laner Elk, the carries of Team WE, picked up the MVP votes in today’s League of Legends series. Shanks had a stellar performance on Sylas, using his opponent’s ultimates against them in a much more coordinated manner while also doing a lot of damage in teamfights. Elk had a great game on Ashe, landing critical ultimates to get easy picks on his opponents while also providing a good amount of damage during teamfights.

In both matches of today’s showdown, Team WE had the upper hand due to their jungler’s superior performance compared to his counterparts. Beishang picked up huge leads for his team in both matches before focusing on picking up the dragons for an early Dragon Soul. In both matchups, they were favored and the Infernal Dragon Soul spawned, giving Team WE a huge damaging buff once they picked it up to finish the series quickly.

Related: Here are the 2021 LPL Summer Split standings

EDG (10-3) remained in first place in the standings following this defeat. If they keep experimenting, however, FunPlus Phoenix (10-3), who looked much more dominant in their recent series, can overtake them. Team WE (8-4), on the other hand, are sitting comfortably in fifth place and look like good contenders for this split’s LPL champion title. Their next matchups are Rogue Warriors, Invictus Gaming, and Royal Never Give Up. The first two should be easy wins while RNG will be a hard matchup, considering their recent win streak in the 2021 LPL Summer Split.


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Cypher player discovers two Spycam spots on Haven

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A VALORANT player found two useful new spots for Cypher’s Spycam on Haven that provide excellent views of A and C sites and can be tough to find or counter.

Players can place a camera on an awning to the right of A Heaven with a lineup from the window. If done correctly, they will have a view of the entire site and can even catch a glimpse of B site. The second spot tucks Cypher’s camera into the corner of C site, above the entrance to Garage. This placement can help teams retake the site since it provides a clear view of almost every corner, and it can also help secure easy picks. 

Both spots require a precise lineup to place the camera, but players can master the technique with a bit of practice. Players should use these spots sparingly in matches and avoid activating their cameras for an extended period of time to decrease the chances of detection.

Both spots require a precise lineup to place the camera, but players can master the technique with a bit of practice. Try to use these spots sparingly in matches to keep enemies from learning your secrets. Also, avoid activating your camera for an extended period as this increases the chances of opponents finding your hiding spot. 

Cypher’s Spycam is an excellent ability that can help players track enemy movement without putting themselves in danger. The camera stays active for a long time, and a well-hidden camera can be a game-changer, especially if enemies can’t find it. There are several spots on every map where Cypher players can set down their cameras with specific lineups, and learning these locations can significantly increase your chance of winning. 


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