If you haven’t tried the new League of Legends: Dominion mode, I recommend you do! It’s really neat to see someone do something new with the MOBA/ARTS genre. I’m excited to see what else people come up with…
Overview of Dominion
League of Legends: Dominion is a new game mode that introduces the Crystal Scar, a new map featuring capture-and-hold style gameplay to the League of Legends experience. Dominion games are fast-paced battles around 20 minutes in length that emphasize immediate action and frantic, non-stop combat.
On the Crystal Scar, two teams of five players battle it out over control of five capture points in an effort to destroy the opposing team’s Nexus. Gameplay is designed to be fluid, with both teams constantly seizing the advantage from one another. Special care has been taken to ensure that all of your favorite champions are viable and fun to play in this new game mode.
How to Play
Capture points represent important strategic locations across the map. Controlling these points and defending them against the opposition is the central focus of Dominion.
Each team in Dominion starts with their nexus at full health. The opposing team’s nexus health will slowly drain whenever your team holds more capture points than the enemy. The rate at which their nexus health declines is tied to the number of points your team owns in excess of your opponents. If both teams hold the same number of capture points, neither team’s nexus receives any damage.
Players can claim capture points by right clicking the capture point tower when their champion is within range. After a short channel time, ownership of the capture point will transfer to the capturing player’s team. Points controlled by the opposing team will take longer to capture since they must first be neutralized before you can assume control. If a capturing champion moves or takes damage during the channel time, he will be unable to attempt another capture for a short cooldown period. An allied capture point will attack enemy champions as well as spawn minions to attack and capture nearby enemy-controlled capture points.
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