本週以 HKE 挑戰 ahq 揭開序幕，ahq 的 14 連勝佳績終被 HKE 一貫風格 1:1 平局擊碎。HKE 第一場 ban 掉極靈與露璐，小安首選毫不猶豫拿走寇格魔，讓 MapleSnow 果斷派出石頭人進行有效壓制。TPA 可說是經歷開賽以來最輕鬆的ㄧ週，分別拿出 Yue 擔任 TOP 對上 CGE，爾後又換回 Morning 出賽 MSE，老神在在奪下兩勝。明顯看出 Morning 近來打法越來越趨向體現團隊精神，隊友 Yue 於是轉戰 ECS（次級聯賽）舞台。 XG 本週的 0-4 戰績，讓能否參加季後賽打上一個大問號。閃電狼戰局方面，老戰友 MMD 上場和 Maple/Karsa 的傳統組合徹底毀滅 MSE。
Ahq could not overcome the double curse of losing at the 15th game, and HKE’s penchant for tying series. A risky draft into an early Kog’Maw pick with both Lulu and Zilean banned out signaled a great game from MapleSnow’s Malphite. TPA had the easiest week in their schedule, first placing Yue into the top lane vs. CGE, then back to Morning versus MSE. Both turned in 2-0s, with Morning playing noticeably more team oriented. Yue has since been moved to ECS(the LMS challenger scene). XGamers on the other hand likely have had their playoffs hopes dashed with a 0-4 week versus ahq and M17, the games were hard fought and exciting, but the new squad still lacks the raw skirmish power to overcome. Last, but not least, Flash Wolves brought back MMD and the old Maple/Karsa combo to demolish MSE.
II. Meta 分析 Meta Watch
本週 12 場賽事古拉格斯獲頒全勤獎，藍方隊伍全數將酒桶納入旗下，更包含 9 次首選，集萬千寵愛於一身。6.3 版本 Buff 加速酒桶清野怪的速度，「附魔：偃月」固然過於 OP，酒桶大絕不管是 counter 或是保寇格魔都很好用，我們的酒桶大哥儼然是目前 meta 的核心人物。
Gragas has appeared in all 12 games this week, with the Blue team taking him every single time, including 9 first picks. The combination of a faster clear in the 6.3 buffs, Runic Echo being admittedly a bit strong, and the Explosive Cask role in countering/complimenting Kog’Maw compositions just places him at the heart of the meta.
“只要酒桶的 E 閃還在，不管任何時候他都有可能上場 ”
“As long as Gragas keeps his E+Flash instant stun combo,
he will be played whenever he is even marginally viable.” - FW Analyst
另一位 12 場全勤獎得主就是我們的克黎思妲，原因不外乎為史特拉克手套的崛起。克黎思妲具有較短攻擊距離和持續性的傷害輸出，手套可以提供她防禦性功能來延長戰鬥時間，克黎思妲可說是最適合史特拉克手套的 AD 。除此之外，克黎思妲是撇開烏爾加特以外，基礎攻擊力最高的射手，讓她更加握有優勢。
Another champion that has appeared in all twelve games this week is Kalista. The reason: the rise of popularity in the Sterak’s build. Kalista is probably the best AD for Sterak’s. Being short ranged and focusing on sustained damage, she gets the most from Sterak’s defensive abilities that prolong the fight. Also worthy to note is that Kalista has the best starting and scaling base AD values aside from Urgot in the marksmen category, which gives her an additional edge.
過去四場比賽 Westdoor 唯一指定用劫出戰，劫神的疾風殘影讓我們一飽眼福。有趣的是，包含 Westdoor 在內，目前沒人選擇暮色黑刃。Westdoor 認為，黑刃的合成途徑、整體價值與妖夢鬼刀相比略顯劣勢。基本上只要殺得到人，它的被動等於無用武之地。要比移動速度和減冷卻黑色切割者更勝一籌，比追擊潛力殞落王者也會是較明智的選擇。Westdoor 的哲學是，劫已經不需要更多的攻擊傷害，應增加逮住對方的能力。
Westdoor has played nothing but Zed for the past four games, giving us a dazzling display of Shadow play. Interestingly enough, Duskblade of Draktharr has failed to make an appearance into Zed’s inventory(or any champion inventory for that matter). According to Westdoor “Duskblade has an inferior gold value and build path compared Yommu’s, and as long you can kill the target the passive is useless. MS and CDR on Black Cleaver and chasing potential on Blade of the Ruin King are both better.” In his eyes, Zed really doesn’t need more damage, but the ability to get to the right targets.
III. 每週 MVP Player of the Week
Maple 跟 Karsa 重回傳統的美好，選擇刺客角與強勢單挑打野來擊敗 MSE。結果就是 Maple 本週完美演出，貢獻閃電狼全隊擊殺數的 40% 。這也許是我最愛的閃電狼組合，透過英雄組合與戰術在前期主動出擊，並用操作來壓制對方。如此關鍵時刻能讓你了解閃電狼有多獨特，縱觀全世界也沒幾隻隊伍能如法炮製。
Maple and Karsa went back to tradition this week, picking assassins and dueling junglers to trounce Midnight Sun. The result: a flawless series for Maple, carrying 40.1% of his team’s kills. This is probably my favorite version of the Flash Wolves, playing comps and strategies that rely on action early and mechanical outplays. It’s in these moments you realize how special the Flash Wolves really are, because there simply aren’t many teams in the world that have the caliber of talent to pull this off.
“I haven’t played LeBlanc for a while, but I think she might be pretty strong.”
“After testing that game what do you think about her now?”
“She is pretty strong.”
-閃電狼 Maple 勒布朗完賽後感想
-FW Maple on his first LeBlanc game this season
IV. 每週最精彩 Game of the Week
XG vs. M17 Game 2
從多層方面來說，這場比賽對 M17 非常重要。首先是 Jungle 新人 Taizan 與 AD Dee 本季表現最好的一場比賽。以賽季成績來說本週 4-0 領先 XG， M17 為爭奪季後賽門票吞下一顆定心丸。幾次精彩的會戰，證明 Machi 已經從 Dreamer 的大砲獨秀進化成砲火齊發的優秀隊伍。
This game is significant for M17 in a number of ways: this is the best performance yet from rookie jungler Taizan and Dee all split, It also marks a 4-0 series victory over XG, which gives them a major lead when contesting a playoff spot. The teamfighting here is just breathtaking and it really shows how Machi has came from Dreamer’s team into squad that can fire on all cylinders.
“We wanted to camp SuwaKo all along, so I just asked bot to play safe.” - M17 Jungler Taizan
“因為我們原本就是要住爆 SuwaKo，所以就請下路龜一點。” -M17打野，Taizan