Howdy, summoners!

This post is going to be a brief overview of the current metagame.

But first: What is the metagame?

Simply put, the metagame is what’s trendy.

The preferred champions and ways to build them and the Teamcomps.

What is the current metagame?

The current metagame is the ‘Tanky DPS” or “Beefy DPS”. People tend to build champions with high resistances and many hit points, but don’t sacrifice much damage output for their investment in survivability.

How is this possible?

When building according to the current metagame one combo comes to mind:

Atma’s Impaler and Warmog’s Armor A.K.A.  Atmog’s.

Atma's ImpalerWarmog's Armor

This gives you  1370HP , 45Armor, 18% Critical Strike and the key effect, 2% of your maximum health is added to your attack damage.

This is most effective on DPS champions that benefit from health or just need survivability. Examples of these champions are Master Yi, Nasus, Irelia, Garen, etc.

What about casters?

Casters don’t have any build equivalent to the Atmog’s one, but they can, indeed, invest in survivability without sacrificing much of their damage output for it.

What items are suited for this?

Items that give you both a defensive stat and any another stat helpful to casters. The ones that come to mind are Rylai’s Crystal Scepter, Zhonya’s Hourglass and Haunting Guise.

Rylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya's HourglassHaunting Guise

 

Teamcomps

Teamcomps (short for team composition(s)) are the combination of champions in your team.

The average Teamcomp contains one Tank, One Off-Tank, one supporter, one Caster and one DPS champion.

But this may, obviously, change according to the current champion metagame. Being the metagame “Tanky DPS”, most teams will contain one or even a few beefy damage dealers.

Extra information: Countering the metagame

So, there are Champions with tons of Health everywhere, what to do?!

The answer is: counter them.

How?

Let’s focus on countering “Tanky DPS” for now.

Ask yourself:

What can they do and what do they have resistance against?

The answer is: They can deal moderate damage and defend well against flat damage because of their huge Health pool.

Then you need to find out about their weaknesses. Easy.

What do you do when you’re playing as a Caster and the enemy is stacking Magic Resistance? You buy Magic Penetration, of course! Void Staff, Abyssal Scepter and Sorcerer’s Shoes are great at reducing your target’s Magic Resistance!

Void StaffAbyssal ScepterSorcerer's Shoes

But I prefer to play DPS Champions!

It’s as easy as getting some Armor Penetration. Look at items like Last Whisper, The Brutalizer or The Black Cleaver. These items are great for Physical Damage champions and completely cut through your enemies’ armor.

Last WhisperBrutalizerBlack Cleaver

WARNING: Don’t get Black Cleaver and Last Whisper on the same build, as the percentage is only applied after flat amounts and it would render Last Whisper useless. Either one or another.

Also, don’t forget that a large Health pool makes them a lot more vulnerable to percentage based damage!

Abilities like Malzahar’s Null Zone and Poppy’s Devastating Blow deal damage based on how much health the opponent has, the more Health, the more damage!

There are also items you can get that deal percentage based damage, like Madred’s Bloodrazor and Deathfire Grasp.

Madred's BloodrazorDeathfire Grasp


And that’s it for today, an explanation on what’s the metagame, what’s it current state and how to counter it.

GL, HF and die a lot” – The 7thFullMoon

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“Tell us why, Moon! Tell us why you created a League of Legends blog!”

OK, I’ll tell you why. Because I felt like it.

Well, actually, no.

I created it because I wanted to share with the community some of my knowledge about League of Legends. I wanted to create a blog for the masses. And help people improve at this wonderful game.

I’m not, in anyway, a “pro”. But I know I have enough experience to help out the average player.

This is why.

Now let me introduce you to me and to the blog.

Who am I?

Let’s start with me, 7thFullMoon, also known as The King of Trolls and my long story about how I got into the Runeterra universe.

I started playing LoL one year ago. A friend that worked at my local game store showed to me the Kennen Champion Spotlight and my reaction was “Looks fun, I’ll give it a try”, y’know, who doesn’t love ninjas that turn into lightning?

As soon as I had installed the game I went for a Normal Game, not even bothering about the tutorials. I chose some Angel-like girl, called Morgana and pressed the big “Lock In” Button. Oh God, the frustration! I got owned so bad. I left the game for two weeks, to find myself bored and try it again, but this time I googled: “How to play League of Legends”.

And the mighty “Leaguecraft” appeared. I checked it out, read a Morgana guide (Girlstars’ – Mighty thanks to you) and went for a normal game again, now having played through the tutorials. I was pretty ready when the next problem arrived: Morgana wasn’t free anymore.

Oh no! What to do? Random lock in. I locked in Rammus. With heal and revive. The game started and we just went to our lanes and killed those purple bastards. But then, suddenly, a horrifying sound was heard: “A summoner has disconnected” followed by “A summoner has disconnected”. On Twisted Treeline. Oh god. Well, what now? Play. And I did. And I got legendary with a 24/13/0 KDA. But eventually the Defeat screen showed up. Why? Because at one point of the game I decided to stack Boots of Swiftness, to make the “turtle” faster. God forbid my ignorance. Then I kept playing until I reached level 5, 1350IP and tcha-nan! I bought Janna.

Then I went back to Leaguecraft, downloaded a few skins, lurked in the shadows for nearly 6 months while mastering the Avatar of Air and then decided to register. Great! Now what? Under the influence of all those skins I myself made a skin, which was kind of a success. And a few months later got into the forums, being my first thread about me and where I got the nickname of King of Trolls.

Lately I’ve been aiming to become a Moderator/Honored Member with a few major contributions to the community like my Janna guide and my Maokai guide-like thread.

This is my next big step. “Moon’s Blog”. I expect it to become as great as Elementz’s (Yeah, right, as if that’d ever happen). Not in one day nor one week but over some time it will gain some popularity, and who knows, become the #1 LoL blog. But that’s just an objective,

OK, enough about me, it’s time for me to explain what this blog is for;

I will be posting my personal thoughts on champions, strategies, skins, patch changes and whatever else I find relevant that is in some way connected to League of Legends or Leaguecraft.

In near future I will start posting a few replays or gameplay videos. (As soon as I have everything set up for this)

I might as well post some LoL-related jokes, like comics and videos, but don’t expect many of these, as I am aiming for this to be a serious blog. But someone wise once said:

“A fun blog is a good blog.”

And that is indeed, the rule of the thumb.

I hope you enjoyed reading my first post and will follow my updates!

See you next time, summoner.

GL, HF and die a lot – The 7thFullMoon