As part of the Leagues of Legends April Fools celebration, Riot has added the all new Ultra Rapid Fire gameplay mode to the game. Chances like so many of our favorite unconventional game modes it is probably only here for a limited time so enjoy as much of it while you still can.
What is Rapid Fire Mode? For starters every champion had 80% cooldown, no reliance on resources, twice as fast auto attack rates and 25% additional critical hit percentage. That's what Rapid Fire Mode is, plus a few more tweeks just to balance out the ridiculousness. These tweeks include restrictions on Kassadin and Ryze, and a cap on Teemo shrooms and Shaco's traps.
All in all, it's a great and fun experience for everyone. Just as it is with One for All, players enjoy trying unconventional builds, lane positioning and much more all the while really having a friendly competitive spirit without players constantly harassing and verbally abusing each other, which is the best way to enjoy the game.
The amazing thing about game play mode such as these is that the must on suspecting champions are suddenly super OP and relatively indestructible. Take Soraka for example who now with out the mana thirst can literally spam heals non-stop and keep the entire team stack with full health at a moments notice. The challenge is less with managing resources and more with how quickly you can spam abilities which in some cases is quite hard. Skill shots for example become increasing difficult as players converge in a flurry and rapidly firing is essentially the key to winning. On the other hand champions you might suspect to be extremely powerful are actually fairly weak. Take Karthus for examples who you would logically thing could spam his Ultimate non-stop isn't quite as effective as one would think. And in some cases there are no little advantages such as Hiemerdinger who still can only max out 3 turrets.
Some of the champions that we are excited to explore will be Zillian who as you can imagine can spam a ridiculous amount of bombs with instantaneous cool down reduction. We played a couple game earlier with some of our staff and won an amazing turnaround game after Mundo became so tanky that he literally could sit in the middle of a Fiddlesticks and Fizz ulti while tanking tower without take barely any damage. We also have a clip of us being completely demolished by a Vladimir and Soraka combo which had the ultimate sustain build where by they literally camped our fountain and gave us no chance. How you enjoy the videos and let us know how your experience with Ultra Rapid Fire was, who do you recommend?