To the little boy who dreamed of flying away with Peter Pan, to the little girl who never failed to wish upon a star, I am sorry the world shattered those dreams and carelessly labelled them ‘growing up’ instead of comforting you. Your innocence deserved better.
—  Nikita Gill, Innocence
Riot of Rot 2016

This month, all of dragonkind come together to celebrate the Riot of Rot. This festival celebrates the plague flight. Our most prized possessions, All-Seeing Shrooms, can be found by using any gathering profession in the plague territories this week. Neutral and plague-aligned monsters also have a chance to rarely yield these items as drops in the Coliseum. They may be crafted at Baldwin’s Bubbling Brew using alchemy reagents. Click here to read more about this update.

1. Do not tell them the moment we had while we were at the roof at 2am, casually playing each other’s hands and granting each other random kisses and how you felt at that moment that I was the universe for you.

2. Dare not look at the casket and cry; telling the people how badly you wanted to keep me in your arms when I was about to go home that one October night but lost all the courage to.

3. Remember that night when I told you that in darkness, I feel more comfortable? Do not tell them that.

4. Talk about my lust for writing and how I could kill people with my words and write them eulogies after.

5. Reveal not our hopes and dreams, all our plans left quiescent, all our promises left hanging, the future we have yet to be that will not become.

6. Remember me in all plausible ways possible but do not glorify what I have done or highlight my achievements. Rather, commemorate all of my broken pieces: have the constellation of my scars, the bruised skin, the worn out eyes, the enervated shoulders, the splintered soul, the demons and regrets, the fickleness–keep them, tuck them beneath your skin and have them played before you sleep at night.

7. Reveal my ugly.

8. Speak of the pride I carried with me upon my passing; that I am proud of the person that I have become and the selves I might have been.

9. You will find me in the breach of your heart, in the void of your soul, in every atom in your being. I will haunt you, I swear, but not to trouble and pester you but to ask if you could make the memory of me alive.

10. Please remember that time will come I will be forgotten, but never will I be lost. Look back, my love, I’m just three steps behind you.

—  s.a., if you were to recite the eulogy you have yet to write for me

TFCON Chicago 2016 Costume Contest!

Let me tell ya what a riot this was!

So many great costumes! All so full of personality and In character shinanigans!

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s contest AND congratulations to EVERYONE who participated! You all were fantastic and should be proud!


Assassin Update - Shaco

Backstab ( Passive )

  • Damage when attacking from behind changed to 120-145% mini crits from 20% bonus damage.
  • Damage bonus no longer works with Two-Shiv Poision (E)
  • [NEW] Backstab now deals 200% damage vs monsters.
  • [NEW]  Enemies can not be backstabbed more than once every 3 seconds (cooldown modifi ed by CDR)

Decieve ( Q )

  • Stealth classified as Invisible
  • Stealth duration changed to 1.5/2.25/3/3.75/4.5 from 3.5
  • Cooldown increased to 14 seconds from 11 seconds
  • Mana cost changed to 60 from 90/80/70/60/50
  • Damage changed:
    -OLD: 140/160/180/200/220% critical strike
    : 20/35/50/65/80 (+100% total AD)(+50% AP)
    -[NOTE: This damage is multipled by the passive’s mini crit!]
  • [NEW] Attacking during or shortly after invisibility will reduce Deceive’s CD by 2.5 seconds.

Jack in the Box ( W )

  • Total Duration increased to 60 (+ 1 second per 20 AP) from 60 seconds.
  • [NEW] Box health now scales with Shaco’s champion level
  • [NEW] Can now be placed in stealth but briefly reveals Shaco if he does.
  • [Looks like they can no longer be stacked directly on top of each other]

Two-Shiv Poison ( E ):

  • [REMOVED] No longer slows minion and monster attack speed by 20-30%
  • Movement speed slow increased to 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% from 10/15/20/25/30%
  • Damage Changes:
    -OLD: 50-210 (+100% AP) (+100% Bonus AD)
    -NEW: 5/35/65/95/125 (+90% AP) (+85% total AD) + [3-8% of target’s missing health]

Hallucinate ( R ):

  • [NEW] Now drops 3 mini Jack in the Boxes on death
    -Mini JitB deal 25/50/75 (15% AP) damage and make enemies flee for .75/1/1.25 seconds.
    -These 3 mini JitB trigger together and share health.
  • AI Improvements


Riot of Rot: Disguising yourself as diseased and ill, Youth adorning dark masks and creating chaos, Loud punchy music played all around to make walls of noise, Protesting anything and everything, Anarchy in the streets but safety in homes, blood stained flags flying out every window.

[Credit Blog]