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Patch 1.9 for Vainglory brings the autumn season and a new hero to the mobile MOBA

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When it comes to mobile gaming, there are many addictive titles to choose from. Some enjoy crushing candy, while others enjoy getting lucky (or unlucky) in the likes of something like Hearthstone. Others, and I like these people the most, choose to play MOBAs on the go, and when it comes to that genre on the smaller screen, there really is no better game than Vainglory. The Mobile MOBA has just gotten a bit better thanks to patch 1.9, which brings a slew of changes including the start of the autumn season, and even a brand new hero.

Autumn Season 2015 is here, and with it comes a new tank hero, limited-time seasonal content, free hero unlocks, teams, guilds, Autumn eSports and much-anticipated balance changes. Seasonal play is the start of the next big phase in Vainglory’s evolution, and we can’t wait to introduce you to everything we’ve been working on night and day to improve and deepen your play experience.

The new hero is a tank called Phinn. Here’s an overview of what he can do…

Phinn is an unstoppable tank who brings the fight to him. He pairs incredibly well with other heroes who don’t back down from battle. Phinn is strongest with defense and utility items, and he’s able to absorb immense amounts of punishment, protecting teammates while they dish out damage.

Unstoppable (heroic perk)

Phinn cannot be stopped. All stuns and movement-impairing effects are instead reduced to moderate slows. He even shrugs off most damage through passively gaining additional armor, shield and max health from items and effects.


Phinn slams his anchor down on a neighboring location, heavily slowing enemies.
Overdrive: This upgrades the slow into a stun!

Polite Company

Phinn stomps the earth, dealing crystal damage to all enemies in a wide area and launching them toward him. The effect reverberates around allies, granting them a barrier along with bonus armor and shield for the next few seconds. Overdrive: Makes enemies travel farther toward Phinn upon stomp.

Forced Accord

Phinn throws his anchor in a direction. After the anchor reaches its destination he yanks it back, damaging all enemies in its path and pulling them back to him. If Phinn doesn’t pull any enemies, a percentage of the cooldown is refunded.

Admittedly, I haven’t played Vainglory myself for a very long time. I genuinely loved it though when I did, and I would recommend it to everybody, both newcomer and veteran. It has grown a lot in the past year or so, and it’s looking better than ever.

Last Updated: October 1, 2015


  1. Wish they gave a different hero to the iOS players. Already have Celeste.


    • hairyknees

      October 1, 2015 at 11:11

      You still play religiously? I really should update my game and play again 🙂


      • Guild

        October 1, 2015 at 12:13

        I was playing a bit too much. Spent about 3-4 hours per day and wasn’t playing anything else. So taking a break for the moment. Really awesome game and addictive.


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 1, 2015 at 11:09

    “choose to play MOBAs on the go”

    GOBAs. Opportunity missed.


    • hairyknees

      October 1, 2015 at 11:11

      DAMMIT! 🙁


  3. The Sten

    October 1, 2015 at 11:21

    Matty did you play Team Fortress 2 the other day? I saw a guy named “SL | Hairyknees” and thought to myself, “that name sounds familiar”


    • hairyknees

      October 1, 2015 at 11:37

      Twas me indeed 🙂 haven’t played for years!


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