From time to time, silly, yet exciting game modes are introduced in League of Legends, and this is when we know we’re going to get an extra dose of fun. While there are many fun game modes in LoL, there are some that stand out from the crowd.
Take a look at the best-featured game modes in League of Legends…
Legend of the Poro King
Starting on our list, we have the Legend of the Poro King. Many of you may be familiar with this mode – it’s a very fun game mode to play. In this game mode, there are two sides, and each side has five players – these players are supposed to defeat one another by attacking Nexus, which sounds very familiar, but there’s a twist to it. What’s different about this game mode is the ability to summon Poro King.
If you have played this game mode before, you already know that it takes your regular summoner spells and replaces them with two new ones – ones that are exclusive to the Legend of the Poro King LoL game mode. The spells are Poro Toss/Poro Dash and To the King.
This is a temporary game mode that was released during the Snowdown Showdown event – it first showed up in 2014. Legend of the Poro King takes place on the Howling Abyss, and for the champion select, it’s Blind Draft.
The Poro King is pretty cool and will help whichever team has summoned him. You can also feed him with Snax – feeding him with Snax will bring out his special abilities.
Look at these new items that are available during this mode:
- Super Spicy Snax – This Super Spicy Snax is way too hot for Poros, and that might be why he spews fire when he consumes them.
- Frosted Snax – Going in for a cooldown from that super spicy Snax, you have Frosted Snax. When Poros consumes these, he can shoot a barrage of ice missiles.
- Rainbow Snax Party Pack – This is a sweet snack for all Poros! When these are consumed, the Poros stampede out, pulling any champions that get in their path.
- Espresso Snax – What do you do when you have too much caffeine? You bounce around! That’s exactly what the king does when he has Espresso Snax – he bounces around, knocking any enemies that come in his path back…and he gains a massive shield.
While playing Legend of the Poro King game mode, each champion will be followed by two poros.
Hunt of the Blood Moon
Next on our list of the best-featured game modes in League of Legends, we have Hunt of the Blood Moon. For those of you that want to be assassins, this is your chance to shine. This game goes in conjunction with The Blood Moon Festival. In this mode, two teams of Assassins compete to secure the Blood Moon’s blessing and temporarily gain the power of a demon.
The main objective with Hunt of the Blood Moon is to reach 350 points. This game is played on Summoner’s Rift, and the mode type is Blind Pick (with champion restrictions).
This game mode has a limited champion pool.
The champions that are available in this mode include:
- Lee Sin
Regardless of the champion you choose, you will start at level 3 and be affected by the Blood Pact. You will have a 50% cooldown reduction on your summoner spells and active items. You will also be granted increased mana regeneration, movement speed, and the ultimates will have a faster cooldown timer.
When the game starts, there are no outer turrets, and after that six-minute mark, those inner turrets collapse.
There are no lane minion spawns – those are disabled. Also, respawn timers are reduced, and the gold and experience are flatlined. The passive experience begins at the start of the game and is around 18 experience per second. Passive gold starts at 1:00 and is around 221 gold per second. When you kill a champion, you will not receive any additional experience, and most of the defensive items aren’t available in the shop.
The first team that reaches 350 points wins the game. There are three ways for you to earn points:
- Killing an Enemy Spirit – This will give you 3 points.
- Killing an enemy champion – This will give you 5 points.
- Killing a Demon Herald – This will give you 25 points.
In this game mode, Summoner’s Rift has been reskinned and looks pretty cool.
Ultra-Rapid Fire Game Mode
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to play the Ultra-Rapid Fire Game mode, you will know just how intense it can get. Many LoL players love this game mode, so I had to include it on this list of the best-featured game modes in League of Legends. Many users love the fact that Summoners can start with an 80% cooldown reduction.
Initially, this game mode was released for April Fools’ Day. This mode takes place on the Summoner’s Rift, and the Draft is All Random. Players have access to any of their owned champions and champions from the last 3 Free Rotations.
Outside of each team’s fountain, there is a cannon available for friendly champions. Jumping inside the cannon will render the unit vanished, and staying for longer than 10 seconds will force them to come out.
Next time Ultra-Rapid Fire game mode is available, you must give it a try.
The Doom Bots game mode was first released back in 2015. This was one of the first featured game modes that included bots. It features Co-Op vs. AI – each bot will be mutated, and they are equipped with their own abilities.
As the match goes on, the Doom Bots are going to mutate even more, and apart from having their own abilities, they can pick up the abilities of other champions.
In 2016, during the Halloween events, the Evil Overlord of the Doom Bots emerged, and it featured Devil Teemo.
In this game mode, you’ll be in an extra spook Summoner’s Rift, playing a survival style game mode, so make sure you’re prepared. Doom Bots will be coming at your lanes from every direction. Try to survive for 15 minutes, and then when the Evil Overlord of the Doom Bots is summoned, the goal is to defeat him to win the game.
The Doom Bots aren’t capable of healing or going back to shop, but when they die, they will respawn before you know it. Summoner’s Rift has been cut in half, and the enemy towers are invulnerable.
Another good game mode that deserves some spotlight on the list of best-featured game modes is Ascension. This is a recurring temporary game mode, and it was initially made for the Shuriman event in September 2014.
Ascension takes place in the Crystal Scar. Players aren’t able to leave the fountain on foot; instead, they need to teleport using the Golden Transcendence.
The first team to reach 200 points wins the game. Here are some ways to earn points in Ascension:
- If a killer Is Ascended – earn 2 points.
- Killing enemy champions – each 1 point.
- Claiming a Relic of Shurima – earn 3 points.
- Killing the Ancient Ascendant – earn 5 points.
- Kill an Ascended Champion – earn 5 points.
Here’s the coolest thing about Ascension mode:
Whenever all ten players dance around the Ancient Ascendant Xerath, he will also start to dance. If a player stops dancing, then Xerath will also stop dancing.
It’s always exciting when a featured game mode pops up in League of Legends – this is the time where we stop focusing so much on ranked games (that can be stressful) and take part in some silly game modes – many of those modes add a nice sense of humor to LoL. With these game modes, we can chill and not worry about optimum builds, getting flamed by the team, or feeding. In other words, these game modes are designed for players to have fun. When your team is throwing Poro’s at the enemy team, it’s hard to get salty.
What about you, what’s your favorite featured game mode in League of Legends?