Hi there Vainglorians! Today I’m breaking down the 1.3.0 patch to better understand what the changes mean (attack speed reductions? huh?) as well as how the meta looks due to these changes! Let’s kick it off with…
Since the release of 1.2.0 a month ago, I’ve had a lot people asking me how they should be building Taka differently. In particular, Shatterglass is more powerful now and the revised Broken Myth isn’t really effective with the hit-and-run tactics of an assassin. Also, with the advent of tanky Koshka builds, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Super Evil Megacorp has lived up to its name by trying to convince us that assassins should be played by building damage.
If you’re not already familiar, Taka’s Kaiten and X-Retsu have some of the best base damages in the game. Not including shield defenses, a quick combo does around 1400 raw crystal damage without any additional offensive items. However, because Taka’s heroic perk gives him 125% cooldown acceleration and his abilities are already on short cooldowns many people suppose that building more damage is the way to go. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and play testing (and math!) and I’m very excited to reveal the latest and best way to build Taka.
With patch 1.3.0 almost within reach, SEMC has already started hyping up the next hero (or animal?) to be unleashed on the Fold in patch 1.4.0. Welcome Corpus, the Nightmare Goat! In this installment we’re going to break down why Corpus isn’t just a good fit in the lore, but also how to utilize him in the jungle, as well as how best to close out games.
Massive Online Battle Arenas are nothing new. Ever since the introduction of Warcraft III’s Defense of the Ancients there have been plenty of games that fit the genre. Vainglory is a different game all on its own, but the players come from differing backgrounds and some varying mindsets which I’m hoping to delve into here.
Thanks to the geniuses at Super Evil Megacorp we’re going to get an early look at Vox! I didn’t expect to see a date this early because his numbers haven’t been released publicly, but Vox is going to be hitting the Fold sooner than previously imagined.
Vox will be available on Wednesday for Incredibly Concentrated Evil (ICE), or on Saturday for Glory.
For full details check out the link below!
What does this mean for new champion releases? Are you excited to get early access to the newest heroes? Do you think it’s a great idea to do a slower roll-out to avoid as many insta-lockers? Comment below or on reddit!
A huge stream for news this week. The big news of course: Vox.
This week’s live stream is going to be big, the developers have already confirmed that this is the Vox reveal stream, and that they will be showing off the rest of the 1.2.1 update as well! Of course, we know not everyone is able to watch the stream as it happens, so we’ll be providing a live blog here of all of the reveals as they come. Just check in here on Friday at 2pm PST (5pm EST) for all of the news live.
For those of you who are available to watch it live, you can earn ICE by following the Vainglory Twitch Channel and tuning into the stream live. Winners are randomly decided by a twitch plug-in, all you do is follow the channel and watch the stream.
After the stream we’ll condense this down into an organized recap for easier reading!
I recently found a spurt of inspiration in a Twitter conversation about the current state of tournaments in Vainglory. While not the only topic of conversation, the area of improvement that caught my interest was stats. Now I’m someone who loves to just open a new spreadsheet in Numbers and test out ideas for various builds, so the idea of being able to look at say the KDAs or creep scores of various teams, in say the LEV, and compare them with other teams is rather exciting to me. Continue reading
Koshka has been a hot topic of discussion ever since her recent changes in patch 1.2.0. However, these changes didn’t create the monster, she’s just the puppet. The real genius is the player-base that has found success with her in the top tiers of competitive play. This article will cover a few of the basic differences between what they are doing and what you are doing. Continue reading