February 29, 2012

LoLAide v1.3.1 - Fiora and Personal Notes

  • Updated to coincide with League of Legends v1.0.0.135
    • Fiora - Skill Info, Build Guide, Counters, Synergies
    • Balance changes
  • Personal Notes
    • "Notes" tab added to each Champion's listing
    • Write down information that pertains to specific champions
    • Easily store and access your experiences and findings


  • Strong melee damage dealer
  • Multiple gap closers
  • Can quickly stack movement speed
  • Riposte gives her strong trading potential in lane
  • Sustain is easily out-classed
  • No CC
  • No poking abilities

She has a unique mix of AD burst with Lunge and Blade Waltz and the ability to dish out sustained damage thanks to Burst of Speed.  Her abilities put her in the thick of the battle, so I recommend a tanky-DPS build.  This includes Frozen Mallet to alleviate her lack of CC.

She can be played as a jungler, but I feel she lacks two vital characteristics:  fast-clearing and CC.  While she is no slouch when it comes to slaying monsters, her lack of an AOE ability results in slower clearing than Udyr and Shyvana.  She can gank with a Red buff, but other junglers will provide more CC and be able to secure more kills.  She does have the ability to tower-dive at level 6 with impunity.  

Personally, I think she belongs in top lane.  Her Duelist passive and Riposte allow her to trade well with other melee champions.  Just be wary of facing top laners with superior healing, such as Warwick and Udyr.

Who counters her:  Udyr, Warwick, Lee Sin, Irelia

Who she counters:  On paper Riposte is a good way to deal with Gangplank's Parrrley (you'll block the physical damage but still be affected by Grog-soaked Blade) and Wukong's Crushing Blow.  I'm hesitant to say she counters anyone this close to her release, but these are possibilities I've considered.  I'm interested to see how Blade Waltz interacts with AOE spells such as Kennen's Slicing Maelstrom.

Who she plays well with:  Basically anyone with a form of CC.  A tank-initiator will allow her to dish out her damage without taking the brunt of the enemies burst.  Maokai, Amumu, Kennen, and Morgana are all good options.  Speed buffs from Sivir, Gangplank, Sona, Janna, and Nunu will help her stick to her targets easily.


These should be pretty intuitive.  Click "New Note" to begin writing a note.  Pressing the "Confirm" button or pressing Back on your device will save the note.  All of the notes you've written pertaining to a champion will appear in a list.  Clicking on a listed note will open up the note editor again.  Press-and-hold a note and you will have the option of deleting it.

Future Updates

The additions of Notes was the last major feature I wanted to add to LoLAide before revising the inner-workings of the application.  Along with this revision will come new additions that people have been requesting (ratios, passives) as well as other functions like multiple build guides for each champion.  However, these changes are likely to be large in scope, and require a significant amount of time to fully develop.  As such, the next major patch (v2) should not be expected anytime within the near future.  Hopefully the next version will be worth the wait.

That being said, I don't intend to drop all other work on LoLAide.  Rest assured that I will continue to update LoLAide to reflect changes that Riot makes to League of Legends, as well as shifts in the meta-game that influence strategies.

I'm also planning on writing a few posts for this blog that aren't directly related to LoLAide.  I have a few articles in the works pertaining to champion-specific strategies and team fighting.  Let me know if you have any other topics you'd be interested in reading about.


LoLAide reached its one-thousandth download earlier this week!  I'd like to thank everyone that's downloaded the app and been kind enough to provide feedback.  As always, all are welcome to contact me through email, comments, or in-game.

February 23, 2012

LoLAide v1.2.1 - Timers

  • Jungle Timers
    • You can now access the "Timers" tab from the main screen to keep track of when monsters respawn

The timers are designed to be simple and intuitive.  They are arranged in an approximation of how the creep camps are laid out on Summoner's Rift.  One press will begin the timer and disable any additional presses so that you won't accidentally restart the timer.  You can press-and-hold a button to force-reset a given timer.  The text will flash a yellow warning signal when only 30 seconds remain, then turn red and play a short sound to alarm you when a monster respawns.  Also, screen dimming is disabled while on the Timers tab so that you can always keep track of them.

Head on over to the Android Market and update LoLAide to begin using the jungle timers.  As always feel free to contact me if you encounter any bugs or have a suggestion.  Happy hunting!

February 21, 2012

LoLAide v1.1.3

  • Shyvana's build guide fixed
  • Gragas's build guide fixed

LoLAide v1.1.3 was pushed out last night, and I forgot to make a blog post about it.  The only changes are fixes for Gragas and Shyvana.  I'm working on implementing jungle timers, so stay tuned!

February 18, 2012

LoLAide v1.1.2

  • Jarvan IV's build guide fixed

This is just a small update to fix an issue with Jarvan IV's build guide.  Hope everything is working smoothly now.

Thanks to everyone that pointed out the issue!

LoLAide v1.1.1 - Android Market Launch

Android Market Launch
LoLAide is now available on the Android Market!

Web Link

Phone Link

Thanks to everyone that took the time to install this application the "long way".  Your support and feedback has helped immensely and I am extremely grateful.

**You will have to manually uninstall any previous versions of LoLAide before you will be allowed to install the latest version.  This is due to an error on my part and I apologize profusely.  Any updates in the future will not have this problem.

Version 1.1.1
February 18, 2012

  • All information has been updated to the League of Legends v1.0.0.134 patch
    • Nautilus has been added
    • Shen's skill info and builds have been updated
  • Skill Info section has been revamped
    • Now displays auto-attack ranges and movement speeds
    • Damage types are now color-coded
  • Counters have been updated and reformatted
  • Layout update
    • Landscape mode has been improved
    • All tabs now have icons
  • Small fixes
    • Karthus added to the champion list (thanks euanrolls)
    • Blitzcrank's build guide tab fixed (thanks Dymlos)
    • Fixed display of summoner spells (thanks Vertas)
    • Improved tablet implementation (thanks OberonXIX)

As usual you can reach me via comments, email, or in-game.

February 11, 2012

Introduction to LoLAide

Hello and thank you for your interest in LoLAide!

First off I'll introduce myself.  My name is PirateKing and I started playing League of Legends back in October 2009.  Having played my fair share of DotA, I jumped right into the Open Beta and quickly became addicted to LoL.  Back then the scene was pretty fresh.  Ashe was a popular mid-laner and jungling was foreign to many of us.  Since then, I've played thousands of games and watched as the community has matured, the meta-game has become more refined, and the game has developed into a powerhouse e-sport with seemingly endless potential.

As far as accomplishments go I attained a rating of 1642 during Season 1.  I also placed top 8 in the relatively obscure Open Amateur Tournaments July 1v1 event in 2011.  Nowadays most of my games are unranked Draft Pick, as I usually queue up with a group of friends.  If it can be considered a measure of our combined skill, we did get matched up against APictureOfAGoose in the normal queues once...(we got stomped).

LoLAide is designed to be used alongside League of Legends as a way for players to quickly look-up information on-the-fly.  Instead of trying to compete with all of the great websites already out there, I wanted to compile as much information as possible into a package that's optimized for mobile platforms.  Whether you're in the middle of a game and are worried that you won't have time to Alt+Tab before Maokai ganks you, or you're on the train and you can't remember whether or not Cassiopeia can out-range Kassadin's Null Sphere (she can!), it is my sincere hope that this application will prove useful to you on your journey to become a better player.

What LoLAide provides the user:
  • Summaries of skill info containing damages, ranges, and cooldowns
  • Mini-guides that provide examples of useful summoner spells, runes, mastery builds, skill orders, and item builds for each champion
  • Potential counters and synergies
  • A randomized ban feature that will select three champions from a list of those deemed "bannable"
  • Links to websites that provide even more in-depth information and analysis

Things you can look forward to in future updates:
  • Icons for all tabs
  • Total burst potential for champions at levels 6 and 18 in the Skill Info section
  • Gold Values in the Build Guide section
  • Adding roles (AP mid, Jungle, etc.) into the Build Guide section
  • Allowing champions to have multiple roles and builds
  • An overhaul of the Synergies and Counters sections

On a penultimate note I'd like to point out a few things.  The vast majority of the numerical values were obtained from the League of Legends Wiki.  When I came up short I did my best to estimate skill ranges in-game. Item builds, synergies, and counters are influenced by my personal experiences playing LoL and from watching streams.

Finally, thanks go out to everyone that has helped me test thus far and given me encouragement and constructive criticism, especially catapl3x, MonkRX, and Wooter.

To report bugs, provide feedback, or ask questions, either leave a comment below or shoot me an email.  You can also add me in-game if you are so inclined.  Thanks!