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PBE 25/11

 

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Reksai the Void Burrower


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RekSai_0 RekSai_Square

 

Reksai Model 1

Reksai Model 2


 

Rek’Sai Abilities [ from Riot's preview ]

 

Rek’Sai Champion Voice [ video by SkinSpotlights ]

 

Reksai Final Portrait

Base Stats

  • Damage: 55.628 (+ 3.35 per level )
  • Health: 611.2 (+ 90 per level )
  • Movement Speed: 335
  • Armor: 28.3 (+ 3.75 per level )
  • Magic Resist: 32.1 (+ 1.25 per level )
  • Health-per-5: 7.35 (+ 0.65 per level )
  • Range: 175 (Melee)

Doesn’t use Mana, uses Fury

 

Client Lore

“The largest and fiercest of her species, Rek’Sai is a merciless predator that tunnels through the earth to ambush and devour her prey. Her insatiable hunger has laid waste to entire regions of the once-great Shuriman empire. Merchants, traders and armed caravans will go hundreds of miles out of their way to avoid these vast areas, though cunning bandits have been known to lure the unwary into her killing grounds. Once Rek’Sai detects you, your fate is sealed. There is no hope of escape; she is death from below the sand.”

 

Fury of the Xer'Sai Final IconFury of the Xer’Sai [ Passive ]

Dealing damage while unburrowed generates Fury.

Burrowing consumes Fury over 5 seconds to restore up to X health. During this time, Rek’Sai’s next attack that generates Fury will grant 15 bonus Fury.

 

Reksai Passive

 

Queens Wrath Prey Seeker Final IconQueen’s Wrath/Prey Seeker [ Q ]

Cooldown: 4 seconds || Range: 325

Unburrowed – Queen’s Wrath: Rek’Sai lashes out, dealing 15/35/55/75/95 ( +0.4 Bonus AD ) bonus physical damage damage to all enemies around her with her next three basic attacks within 5 seconds.

Burrowed - Prey Seeker: Rek’Sai fires out a pulse of void energy in a straight line skillshot that detonates on the first enemy struck, dealing 60/90/120/150/180 (+0.5 AP) magic damage and revealing the target and all nearby enemies also hit by the missile’s explosion for 2 seconds.

 



 

Burrow Unburrow Final IconBurrow/Unburrow [ W ]

Cooldown: 4 seconds || Range: 1650

Unburrowed - Burrow: Rek’Sai burrows underground, gaining Tremor Sense (a unique mechanic that shows Rek’Sai all enemy movement in a wide area around her) and increased movement speed at the expense of vision range and access to her basic attacks. She ignores unit collision as she moves around.

Burrowed - Unburrow: Rek’Sai bursts out into the open, knocking up nearby enemies for 1 second, based on their proximity to Rek’Sai, and dealing 60/110/160/210/260 ( + 0.5 Bonus AD) physical damage to them. A unit cannot be hit by Unburrow more than once every 10 seconds.

Burrowed Effects: New abilities, +15 Movement Speed, reduces vision range, disabled basic attacks, and gains Tremor Sense: Nearby enemies that move in the Fog of War have their position revealed to Rek’Sai and her allies.

 


 

Furious Bite Tunnel Final IconFurious Bite/Tunnel [ E ]

Cooldown: 12 seconds|| Cooldown for Burrowed: 20/19.5/19/18.5/18 seconds || Range: 250

Unburrowed – Furious Bite: Rek’Sai bites a target dealing 80/90/100/110/120% of Total AD as physical damage, increasing by up to 100% at maximum Fury. If Furious Bite is cast while Rek’Sai has 100 Fury, it deals true damage instead of physical.

Burrowed – Tunnel: Rek’Sai digs toward a target location, creating a pair of tunnels at the two ends of her path. Tunnels last for 10 minutes and can be destroyed by enemies. Rek’Sai may have 8 tunnels at one time.

 



 

Void Rush Final IconVoid Rush [ R ]

Cooldown: 180/150/120 seconds || Range: Global

Passive: Rek’Sai gains 20/40/60% Attack Speed.

Active: Rek’Sai channels for 1.5 seconds before burrowing and dashing towards any of her tunnels, briefly gaining significant movement speed once she emerges. Taking damage from a champion or tower will interrupt the channel.

 


 

 

Eternum RekSai

Eternum Rek’Sai will be available in store for 1350 RP.

 

Eternum Reksai Model 1

Eternum Reksai 2

Eternum Reksai 3

 

Eternum Reksai Recall

For her recall, Eternum Rek’Sai summons red lightning around her.

 

Fury of the Xer’Sai [ Passive ]

 



Queen’s Wrath/Prey Seeker [ Q ]

 


Eternum Reksai W 2

Burrow/Unburrow [ W ]

 


Eternum Reksai E 2

Furious Bite/Tunnel [ E ]

 



Void Rush [ R ]

 

 

Poro Ward Skins

The following wards will be sold at 640 RP in the store.

 

Poro Ward

Poro Ward Skin

 

Astro Poro Ward

Astro Poro Ward

 

Gentleman Poro Ward

 

 

Champion Changes

 

 

Jax Final Portrait

 

Counterstrike Final IconCounterstrike [ E ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 18/16/14/12/10 seconds to 16/14/12/10/8

 

Grandmasters Might Final IconGrandmaster’s Might [ R ]

  • Flat magic resist bonus changed from 25/35/45 to 20/35/50
  • Bonus Armor changed from 25/35/45 (+0.3 Bonus AD) to 20/35/50 (+0.5 Bonus AD)

 

 

Sejuani Final Portrait

  • The changes to Sejuani posted during this PBE update are now up for testing.

 

 

Shen Final Portrait

 

Shadow Dash Final IconShadow Dash [ E ]

  • Energy cost reduced from 120 at all ranks to 100

 

 

Shyvana Final Portrait

 

Twin Bite Final IconTwin Bite [ Q ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 10/9/8/7/6 seconds to 9/8/7/6/5

 

Burnout Final IconBurnout [ W ]

  • Now deals 20% more damage against jungle monsters

 

 

Soraka Final Portrait

  • Base HP-per-second decreased from 0.9 to 0.4
  • HP-per-second per level decreased from 0.14 to 0.1

 

Astral Infusion Final IconAstral Infusion [ W ]

  • AP Ratio on heal after hitting an enemy champion with Starcall increased – minimum ratio up from 0.2 AP to 0.3 AP, maximum – from 0.4 AP to 0.6 AP

 

 

Warwick Final Portrait

 

Hunter's Call Final IconHunter’s Call [ W ]

  • Duration increased from 6 seconds to 10 seconds

 

 

Yasuo Final Portrait

  • Movement Speed increased from 340 to 345

 

Steel Tempest Final IconSteel Tempest [ Q ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 5/4.75/4.5/4 seconds to 4 at all ranks

 

 

Zac Final Portrait

 

Elastic Slingshot Final IconElastic Slingshot [ E ]

  • Base damage increased from 80/120/160/200/240 to 80/130/180/230/280
  • Addtionally, Elastic Slingshot will spawn bonus health blobs for Zac if he hits multiple enemy champions with the spell.

 

 

Item Changes

 

Athene's Unholy Grail Final IconAthene’s Unholy Grail

  • Unique passive  - Mana Font increased to 2% missing mana every  5 seconds from 1.5%

[ Note ] This change also applies to Chalice of Harmony and Mikael’s Crucible

 

Forbidden Idol Final IconForbidden Idol

  • Mana Regen decreased from 60% of champion’s base mana regen to 50%

 

 

Jungle Changes

 

Ranger's Trailblazer New IconRanger’s Trailblazer

  • No longer reduces Smite’s cooldown by 15 seconds

 

Gift of Heavy Hands [ Krug Camp ]

  • Stun on jungle monsters now procs every 6 attacks, increased from 5

 

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.

 

 


PBE 25/11:

 

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Legend of the Poro King Game Mode

Here’s an overview of the new game mode:

 

Champion Select is Blind Draft pick – you can ban champions and you can’t see what the enemy has picked. You also can’t change your Summoner Spells; the following two are locked for you:

 

 
Poro Toss IconPoro Toss

No Cost || Cooldown: 20 Seconds

Active: Throw a Poro a long distance, dealing true damage to the first enemy unit hit. This ability can be recast for 3 seconds if it hits an enemy, to dash to the target hit. Dashing to the target will reduce the cooldown of Poro Toss by 5 seconds.

Poros are not blocked by spell shields or wind walls because they are animals, not spells!

“Poros are a model for Runeterran aerodynamics.”

 


To the King IconTo the King!

No Cost || Cooldown: 10 Seconds

Passive: Hitting an enemy champion with a Poro gives your team a Poro Mark. Upon reaching 10 Poro Marks, your team summons the Poro King to fight alongside them. While the Poro King is active, no Poro Marks can be scored by either team.

Active: Quickly dash to King Poro’s side. Can only be cast while the Poro King is summoned for your team.

“Poros tug the heartstrings. The rest of you just comes along for the ride.”

 

The match starts with everyone at level 3. You also get a few poros to follow you.

 

The goal is to score poro hits on enemies with your Poro Toss. The goals are displayed on the top-right score graph.

 


Get 10 goals and you summon the Poro King, who will tank towers and let you push. He’ll also occasionally throw poros around for lols.

 

Problem is, the Poro King does almost no damage and has the AI of a bronze player. As a result, he’s more of a tanky waypoint for you to teleport back to with To the King! and not a worthwhile objective.

 

A TL;DR would be: the new game mode is ARAM where you get to pick your champion and everyone gets a Lee Sin Q.

 

These five Summoner Icons each cost 250 RP in the store. They also change how the poros that follow you look.

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These two are still a mystery, but I assume they’re rewards for playing the new game mode.

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L4T3NCY Final PortraitThis year’s Snowdown brings with it our next featured game mode… and a legend. The “Legend of the Poro King”. We’ve dramatically changed what fights on the Howling Abyss will look like, so let’s get straight into the rules:

Played on the Howling Abyss, Legend of the Poro King is a 5v5 Blind Draft game mode, where your goal is still to destroy the enemy team’s nexus. However, you’ll have some Poro companions with you (to throw at each other of course), be diving deep to make #bigplays and work together to summon some help from the legendary Poro King himself.

New summoner spells

When playing the Legend of the Poro King, your regular summoner spells are replaced with two new ones, made just for the mode:

1) Poro Toss / Poro Dash:

Throw a Poro a long distance, dealing true damage to the first enemy unit hit. This ability can be recast for 3 seconds after it hits an enemy to cast Poro Dash, which will dash your champion to the target hit. Dashing to the target will reduce the cooldown of Poro Toss by 5 seconds.

2) To the King!:

Passive: Hitting an enemy champion with a Poro gives your team a Poro Mark. Upon reaching 10 Poro Marks, your team summons the Poro King to fight alongside them. While the Poro King is active, no Poro Marks can be scored by either team.

Active: Quickly dash to the Poro King’s side. Can only be cast when the Poro King is summoned for your team.

The Poro King

The Poro King is benevolent and will aid whichever team has summoned him. He can be dispelled, but only to return again when enough favour has been curried with him. As a tanky siege minion, he brings an impressive power boost to whichever team he’s aiding. His powers include:

– Tanky siege minion with a LOT of health. Let him be your front line!
– The Poro King absorbs all Poros within his range being thrown by the enemy team, making him a powerful pushing force.
– The Poro King will heal nearby allied champions every 5 seconds for health and a smaller amount of mana based on the team’s average level.
– Every 5 seconds, the Poro King will lob out Poros in an arc around him, dealing magic damage to enemies where they land.

Known issues:

– Play flow art placeholder. Coming soon.
– Loading screen art placeholder. Coming soon.
– Some VO still missing from the Poros.

Also, for fans wondering where Showdown is this year, never fear. We’re looking to make some tweaks to that one and hopefully bring it back at some point as a smoother experience than it was the first time around. We wanted to try something new and light-hearted this year and can’t wait to see what you guys can pull off with the Poro King. Your collective mechanics are waaaaay better than anything we can manage in our playtests, so we’re looking forward to it. The dives.. oh the dives…

See you guys on the Abyss. o^_^O

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Blood Moon Elise Color Changes

Blood Moon Elise is now distinctly more blood-colored. Check out her full preview here.

 

Old

Blood Moon Elise Model 2

Blood Moon Elise Spider Model

 

New

Blood Moon Elise Updated Model 1

Blood Moon Elise Updated Model 2

 

 

Champion Changes


 

 

Fiddlesticks Final Portrait

 

Terrify Final IconTerrify [ Q ]

Now applies Dread, Fiddlestick’s passive.

 

[ Note ] Dread got a major overhaul in a recent PBE update; it’s no longer an aura, but it applies on all of Fiddlesticks’ basic attacks and spells

 

 

Kennen Final Portrait

 

Electrical Surge Final IconElectrical Surge [ W ]

  • The active now automatically targets enemies caught in Slicing Maelstrom

 

Sliciing Malestrom Final IconSlicing Maelstrom [ R ]

  • Delay between maelstrom strikes decreased from 0.5/0.4/0.33 seconds to 0.25 at all levels
  • Delay between maelstrom strikes on the same target increased from 0.5/0.4/0.33 seconds to 0.5 at all levels
  • Duration of ult unchanged: 3/4/5 seconds.

 

 

Item Changes

 

Abyssal Scepter Final IconAbyssal Scepter

  • Recipe changed: no longer builds out of 2 Null Magic Mantles (2 x 500 Gold) and a Blasting Wand ( 860 Gold )
  • Now builds out of the new Negatron Cloak (850 Gold) and a Blasting Wand ( 860 Gold). Combine cost is 730 Gold.

 

 

64px-Devourer_itemEnchantment: Devourer

  • On-hit magic damage decreased from 40 damage to 25

[ Note ] The item is currently disabled and can’t be purchased.

 

Face of the Mountain Final IconFace of the Mountain

  • Execute passive range increased from 200 to 400 (means you can execute minions when your allies are at 400 range)

 

Targon's Brace Final IconTargon’s Brace

  • Execute passive range increased from 200 to 240 (same change as Face of the Mountain, but smaller range)

 

Overlord Bloodmail Final IconOverlord’s Bloodmail [ Twisted Treeline / Dominion ]

  • Health-over-5 after a kill or assist increased from 200 to 300

 

Skirmisher's Sabre Final IconSkirmisher’s Sabre

  • While marked by Challenging Smite, targets take bonus true damage from basic attacks for 3 seconds, decreased from 6

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.

 

 

 

PBE 21/11:

 

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Winter Wonder Orianna


 

Winter Ori Preview

 

Winter Wonder Ori will be up in store for 975 RP after Patch 4.21.

Winter Wonder Ori Model 1

Winter Wonder Ori Model 2

 

Winter Wonder Ori Recall

For her recall, Winter Wonder Ori summons an audience of poros to watch her dance ballet.

 

Basic Attack

 

Command: Attack [ Q ]

 

Command: Dissonance [ W ]

 

Command: Protect [ E ]

 

Command Shockwave [ R ]

 

 

Poro Summoner Icons

Another Poro icon! Check out the rest here.

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Champion Changes


 

 

Cassiopeia Final Portrait

 

Aspect of the Serpent Final IconAspect of the Serpent [ Passive ]

  • No longer stacks on poisoned unit kill or on Twin Fang casts on enemy champions.
  • Now, stacks once every 6 seconds (10 times per minute) and for every second that an enemy champion is poisoned.
  • Stack breakpoints increased from 75 / 200 / 400 to 100 / 250 / 500

 

Noxious Blast Final IconNoxious Blast [ Q ]

  • Delay changed to actually function as intended (previously hitting between 0.25 and 0.5s). Now has a 0.4s delay.
  • Movement speed buff changed from 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30% to 20% at all ranks

 

Twin Fang Final IconTwin Fang [ E ]

  • Mana cost changed from 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 to 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 / 75
  • Now adds a debuff on the target which amplifies further poison damage by 25% for 5 seconds, stacks up to 2 times (50%).
  • AP Ratio changed from 0.4 / 0.45  / 0.5 / 0.55 / 0.6 to 0.55 at all ranks

 

 

Fiddlesticks Final Portrait

 

Dread Final IconDread [ Passive ]

  • Aura removed; now, every spell and basic attack decreases the target’s magic resistance by 10 for 3 seconds

 

Dark Wind Final IconDark Wind [ E ]

  • Can now silence a target only once, regardless of how many times it’s bounced to that target. Dark Wind prioritizes Champions it hasn’t yet hit.
  • Deals 150% bonus damage to minions and monsters

 

 

Though not in this update, Sejuani will be getting some changes for Patch 4.21. Here are the new numbers, brought by ricklessabandon:

 

Sejuani Final Portrait

 

Arctic Assault Final Icon  Arctic Assault [ Q ]

  • Damage changed from 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 (+0.4 AP) (+ 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12% of target’s Max Health) to 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+0.4 AP)

 

Flail of the Northern Winds Final IconFlail of the Northern Winds [ W ]

  • Damage on initial hit changed from 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+0.3 AP) to 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12% of target’s Max Health (+3% per 100AP)
  • AoE damage changed from 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+0.6 AP) (+10% Bonus Health) to 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 (+0.6 AP) (+ 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12% of Total Health)

 

Permafrost Final IconPermafrost [ E ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 11 seconds at all ranks to 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6
  • Damage decreased from 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+0.5 AP) to 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+0.5 AP)
  • Slow duration decreased from 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5 seconds to 1.5 at all ranks

 

 

Item Changes

 

Guardian Angel Final IconGuardian Angel 

Magic Resist increased from 40 to 50

 

 

Texture Rebalances

Malphite, Shen, Wukong and Xin Zhao got texture updates to their base model and skins in this patch.

 

Classic Malphite

Classic Malphite TU

 

Coal Reef Malphite

 

Marble Malphite

 

Obsidian Malphite

Obsidian Malphite TU

 

Classic Shen

 

Surgeon Shen

 

Blood Moon Shen

 

Warlord Shen

 

 Classic Wukong

 

Volcanic Wukong

 

General Wukong


Classic Xin Zhao

Xin TU 1

 

Commando Xin Zhao

Xin TU 2

 

Imperial Xin Zhao

Xin TU 3

 

Viscero Xin Zhao

Xin TU 4

 

Winged Hussar Xin Zhao

Xin TU 5

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.

 

 

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PBE 19/11:

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

 

 

Blood Moon Elise

 

Blood Moon Elise will be in available in store for 975 RP.

Blood Moon Elise Model 1

Blood Moon Elise Model 2

Blood Moon Elise Spider Model

 

Blood Moon Elise Recall

For her recall, Blood Moon Elise plays a melody, akin to Guqin Sona.

 

Blood Moon Elise Basic attack

Basic Attack

 

Blood Moon Elise Human Q

Neurotoxin [ Human Q ]

 

Blood Moon Elise Human W

Blood Moon Elise Human W 2

Blood Moon Elise Human W 3

Blood Moon Elise Human W 4

Volatile Spiderling [ Human W ]

 

Blood Moon Elise Human E

Blood Moon Elise Human E 2

Cocoon [ Human E ]

 

Blood Moon Elise Spider Q

Venomous Bite [ Spider Q ]

 

Blood Moon Elise Spider W

Skittering Frenzy [ Spider W ]

 

Blood Moon Elise Spider E

Rappel [ Spider E ]

 

PBE Bugs Feedback Thread Blood Moon Elise

KateyKhaos Final PortraitThe Spider Queen emerges once more after molting into her new skin – Blood Moon Elise. Don’t let her beautiful appearance fool you. Elise’s beauty and grace mask her deadly, predatory nature.

Blood Moon Elise will be available for 975 RP and includes:

 

  • All new model and texture which include deep pinks and golds with purple and blue accents on her human and spider forms, as well as her spiderlings!
  • All new particles that utilize deep pinks and purples with white accents! (Oooh, ahhh!)
  • New recall animations for both her human and spider forms!

Blood Moon Elise is is now available to play on PBE! We always find bug reports and feedback super helpful, so feel free to comment in the thread below! Likewise, if you’ve got any questions, post ‘em here, and we’ll do our test to answer them!

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Blood Moon Thresh

 

Blood Moon Thresh will be available in store for 975 RP.

Blood Moon Thresh Model 1

Blood Moon Thresh Model 2

 

Blood Moon Thresh Recall

For his recall, Blood Moon Thresh performs a fancy dance and flays his hook around before vanishing.

 

Blood Moon Thresh Passive 1

Blood Moon Thresh Passive 2

Damnation [ Passive ]

 

Blood Moon Thresh Basic Attack

Basic Attack

 

Blood Moon Thresh Q

Death Sentence [ Q ]

 

Blood Moon Thresh W 1

Blood Moon Thresh W 2

Dark Passage [ W ]

 

Blood Moon Thresh E

Blood Moon Thresh E 2

Flay [ E ]

 

Blood Moon Thresh R 1

Blood Moon Thresh R 2

The Box [ R ]

 

PBE Bugs Feedback Thread Blood Moon Thresh

Galetta Final PortraitThe blood moon rises…

Thresh’s ghostly visage has appeared once more on the PBE….. He stalks the rift under the faint glow of the blood moon, seeking out his next victim. This skin includes:

 

  • All new model with a ghostly white Kabuki inspired mask!
  • All new Kabuki inspired recall!
  • All new blood red particles!
  • This skin will be 975rp.

Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Blood Moon Thresh and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well.

See you on the Rift!

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Poro Rider Sejuani

 

Poro Sejuani will be available in store for 975 RP. Though she could pass off as an ultimate skin.

Poro Sej Model 1

Poro Sej Model 2

Poro Sej Recall

For her recall, Poro Sejuani summons a smaller poro that skips around her. The big poro then lifts it up in the air with its tongue. You NEED this skin.

 

Poro Sej Q

Poro Sej Q 2

Arctic Assault [ Q ]

 

Poro Sej W 1

Poro Sej W 2

Flail of the Northern Winds [ W ]

 

Poro Sej E 1

Poro Sej E 2

Permafrost [ E ]

 

Poro Sej R 1

Poro Sej R 2

Glacial Prison [ R ]

 

PBE Bugs Feedback Thread Poro Rider Sejuani

Nurse Flan Final PortraitPoro Rider Sejuani and her mega Poro steed has charged into the PBE to show us who the true ruler of the Freljord is! (The Poro, of course!)

How can you resist the fluffiness, the floppy tongue, the sparkly eyes! I NEED DIS IN MY LIFE.


  • Completely new model (Big fluffy mega Poro! And a Poro Snack on a string!)
  • Poro Snack Bola for her ultimate! (Frozen for maximum damage!)
  • New recall! (A little poro pops out and plays with the mega Poro :D)
  • New audio for her abilities and recall! ( -insert poro noises here- )

As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts and feelings on the new Poro Rider Sejuani skin! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. :]

See you on the Rift!
(rides off into a wintery sunset on a mega Poro)

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Snow Day Malzahar

 

Snow Day Malzahar will be available in store for 975 RP.

Snow Day Malzahar Model 1

Snow Day Malzahar Model 2

Snow Day Malzahar Voidling

 

Snow Day Malzahar Recall

For his recall, Snow Day Malzahar does a bunch of air tricks with his voidling.

 

Snow Day Malzahar Basic Attack

Basic Attack

 

Snow Day Malzahar Q 1

Snow Day Malzahar Q 2

Call of the Void [ Q ]

 

Snow Day Malzahar W

Null Zone [ W ]

 

Snow Day Malzahar E

Malefic Visions [ E ]

 

Snow Day Malzahar R

Nether Grasp [ R ]

 

PBE Bugs Feedback Thread Snow Day Malzahar

Galetta Final PortraitThe void is pretty cold this time of year….

Snow Day Malzahar is bundled up and ready to face the elements! Make sure to grab some hot coco and snuggle up to your poro voidling because it’s gonna be a cold one. This skin includes:


  • All new model with winter gear!
  • New snowy void particles!
  • New recall animation!
  • New poro voidling!
  • This skin will be 975rp.

Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Snow Day Malzahar and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well!

See you on the Rift, and don’t forget to bring a jacket!

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Winter Wonder Orianna

 

[ Note ] Winter Wonder Orianna is unavailable on the PBE; I’ll bring you a preview of her in the next update. Sorry!

Winter Wonder Orianna Model Viewer

 

PBE Bugs Feedback Thread Winter Wonder Orianna

KateyKhaos Final PortraitAs the winter winds howl, it’s time to bundle up, as Forecast Janna would say! It’s important to dress warm, especially when venturing on the Howling Abyss to feed Poro Snax to a poro – or maybe one for each of them, if you’re feeling generous!

Looks like Winter Wonder Orianna has that covered, and is ready for battle in even the coldest of places. (Yes, even Freljord!)

Winter Wonder Orianna will be available for 975 RP and includes:

  • All new model and texture – she’s decked out in cute winter gear! Oh, and did I mention her ball is a mechanical poro?!
  • All new particles – full of snowflakes and wintery shimmer, and a poro shield for extra protection against the cold of the Howling Abyss, and of course, enemies!
  • All new recall – the dance of the sugar plum poros! :D

Winter Wonder Orianna is is now available to play on PBE! We always find bug reports and feedback super helpful, so feel free to comment in the thread below! Likewise, if you’ve got any questions, post ‘em here, and we’ll do our test to answer them!

NOTE: (Nov. 19) Winter Wonder Orianna isn’t ready to play just yet. Please hang tight!

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Poro Summoner Icons

 

So many poros! Though I don’t know how you can get them yet.

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Champion Changes

 

 

Cho'Gath Final Portrait

 

Feast Final IconFeast [ R ]

  • If Feast kills a minion or a neutral monster, the cooldown is halved and 50% of the mana cost is refunded
  • Cooldown increased from 60 seconds at all ranks to 80

 

 

Kalista Final Portrait

 

Sentinel Final IconSentinel [ W ]

Mana cost decreased from 25 at all ranks to 20

 

 

Nocturne Final Portrait

 

Unspeakable Horror Final IconUnspeakable Horror [ E ]

Passive movement speed increase when moving towards feared targets is now back on the PBE

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.

 

 

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PBE: New Splash Arts

November 17th, 2014

 

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Pretty minor patch and it’s just to round up the splash arts for the new skins, so Patch 4.20 should be deploying within the next few days.

 

Also, you can now play the new Summoner’s Rift in Normal Blind Pick and Normal Draft Pick.

 

PBE 18/11:

 

I’ve compiled all PBE updates for Patch 4.20, check them here:

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New Splash Arts

 

The new splash arts for the four skins priced at 750 RP are merged. one splash for two skins. You can find in-game previews of all of them here.

 

Constable Trundle and Volibear

Trundle_Splash_4

Trundle_4 Volibear_4

 

 

Safecracker Evelynn

Evelynn_Splash_4

Evelynn_4 Twitch_6

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.

 

 

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PBE 13/11

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

[ Note ] The Preseason changes are up on the PBE. They’ll be live with Patch 4.20.

 

All PBE Updates from Patch 4.20 Cycle:

[ 12/11 ] Changes to Fiora and Kalista

[ 12/11 ] Ward Skin Gifting, Preseason Icons, Nerfs to Amumu, Kha’Zix, Lee Sin and Warwick

[ 10/11 ] Maokai Visual Update – Textures, Abilities and Skins, Nerf to Gnar

[ 07/11 ] Maokai Visual Update (Unavailable), Updated Graves Splash Art, New Maokai Spell Icons

[ 07/11 ] Nerfs to Gnar, Katarina and Rammus, Buffs to Sona, Texture Rebalances for Riven and Jax

[ 05/11 ] Kalista, Six New Skins, Balance Changes, Texture Rebalances

 

 

Kalista Login Theme

 

Kalista, the new Champion coming with next patch, got her login screen in this update.

 

New Splash Arts

 

Battlecast Kog’Maw

Check here for a preview of the skin.

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KogMaw_8

 

Classic Maokai

Here’s an in-game preview of the visually updated Maokai.

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Maokai_0 Maokai_Square_0

 

Blood Moon Kalista

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Kalista_1

 

Battlecast Alpha Skarner

Check here for a preview of the skin.

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Skarner_3

 

Battlecast Ward Store Image

 

The new Battlecast Ward has received its store icon.

wardskin_32

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.

 

 

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PBE 12/11

  • Champion Changes
  • Item Changes

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

[ Note ] The Preseason changes are up on the PBE. They’ll be live with Patch 4.20.

 

All PBE Updates from Patch 4.20 Cycle:

[ 12/11 ] Ward Skin Gifting, Preseason Icons, Nerfs to Amumu, Kha’Zix, Lee Sin and Warwick, Stat Buffs to Ryze and Jayce

[ 07/11 ] Maokai Visual Update (Unavailable), Updated Graves Splash Art, New Maokai Spell Icons, Mana Regen Nerfs for Supports

[ 07/11 ] Nerfs to Gnar, Katarina and Rammus, Buffs to Sona, Texture Rebalances for Riven and Jax, Preseason Tweaks, New Summoner Icons

[ 05/11 ] Kalista, Battlecast Alpha Skarner (Legendary), Battlecast Kog’Maw, Pickpocket Twitch, Captain Volibear, Safecracker Evelynn, Constable Trundle, Balance Changes, Texture Rebalances and More

 

Kalista’s in-game icon got updated.

 

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Champion Changes

 

 

Fiora Final Portrait

 

Blade Waltz New IconBlade Waltz [ R ]

  • Base damage decreased from 160/330/500 to 125/255/385
  • Consecutive hits on the same target increased from 25% to 40% of initial damage

 

[ Note ] The new damage of Blade Waltz to targets already hit by it once has been increased from 40/82.5/125 (+0.3 bonus AD) to 50/102/154 (+0.48 bonus AD). Maximum single-target damage has been increased from 320/600/1000 (+2.4 bonus AD) to 375/765/1155 (+3.6 bonus AD).

 

 

Kalista Final Portrait

  • Base damage decreased from 55 to 53

 

Rend New IconRend [ E ]

  • Slow strength increased from 20/25/30/35/40% to 25/30/35/40/45%
  • Base damage decreased from 20/35/50/65/80 to 20/30/40/50/60
  • Bonus damage-per-spear decreased 25/31.25/37.5/43.75/50% to 25/30/35/40/45%

 

 

Item Changes

 

Hunter's Machete New IconHunter’s Machete

Health gain for each second of fighting jungle monsters decreased from 8 to 7

 

[ Note ] All of Hunter’s Machete upgrades now grant 10 Health per second when in the jungle, decreased from 12. I’ll update my preseason guide with the new values.

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.

 



 

PBE Update – 11/11

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

[ Note ] The Preseason changes are up on the PBE. They’ll be live with Patch 4.20.

 

All PBE Updates from Patch 4.20 Cycle:

[ 07/11 ] Maokai Visual Update (Unavailable), Updated Graves Splash Art, New Maokai Spell Icons, Mana Regen Nerfs for Supports

[ 07/11 ] Nerfs to Gnar, Katarina and Rammus, Buffs to Sona, Texture Rebalances for Riven and Jax, Preseason Tweaks, New Summoner Icons

[ 05/11 ] Kalista, Battlecast Alpha Skarner (Legendary), Battlecast Kog’Maw, Pickpocket Twitch, Captain Volibear, Safecracker Evelynn, Constable Trundle, Balance Changes, Texture Rebalances and More

 

 

Ward Skin Gifting

 Saberprivateer New PortraitHowdy Summoners!

The Unlock Team has enabled ward skin gifting on PBE. Share the gift of sight and prevent ganks by sending a ward skin to your friends!

Please help us test out this feature and report any bugs in this thread. See you on the rift…

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Preseason Icons

All the upcoming Preseason goodies got new icons in this update. If you’re uncertain of what these refer to, check out the guide I wrote for every upcoming change.

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The three new items coming with the next patch got new icons. From left to right: Righteous Glory, Crystaline Bracer, and Raptor’s Cloak.

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The four upgrades of Hunter’s Machete have received their store icons. Note that the gems represent the enchantments you can put on the items. I’ve written in-depth on these items here.

 

Poacher’s Knife

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Ranger’s Trailblazer

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Stalker’s Blade

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Skirmisher’s Sabre

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Respectively, the upgraded Smite you get from these items also has a new icon for each variation.

Smite_Blue Smite_Purple Smite_Red Smite_Silver

 

The four new elixirs have also received new icons. From left to right: Elixir of Sorcery, Wrath, Ruin and Iron.

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The Empowered Recall from the new Baron buff also has an updated icon.

Baron_Recall

 

And so does this little guy, the Scuttle Crab! He lives in the river and doesn’t afraid of anyone.

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Lastly, the stacking Dragon buff has new icons as well. The first one is for stacks one through four, the second one is for the fifth stack.

Dragonbuff_Stack Dragonbuff_Final

 

 

Champion Changes


 

 

Amumu Final Portrait

  • Base Armor decreased from 27 to 23

 

Despair New IconDespair [ W ]

  • Damage changed from 1.5/1.8/2.1/2.4/2.7% of Maximum HP to 1/1.5/2/2.5/3%

 

 

Jayce Final Portrait

  • Health at level 1 increased from 535 to 571

 

 

Kha'Zix Final Portrait

 

Void Spike New IconVoid Spike [ W ]

  • Cooldown increased from 8 seconds to 10

 

 

Lee Sin Final Portrait

  • Base Armor decreased from 26 to 24
  • Base Health-per-5 decreased from 9.45 to 7.45

 

 

Ryze Final Portrait

  • Health at level 1 increased from 522 to 558

 

 

Soraka Final Portrait

  • Base damage decreased from 56 to 50

 

Equinox New IconEquinox [ E ]

  • Cooldown increased from 18/17/16/15/14 seconds to 24/22/20/18/16

 

 


Warwick Final Portrait

 

Infinite Duress New IconInfinite Duress [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 90/80/70 seconds to 110/90/70

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.

 

 

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PBE 10/11 Content

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

[ Note ] The Preseason changes are up on the PBE. They’ll be live with Patch 4.20.

 

All PBE Updates from Patch 4.20 Cycle:

[ 07/11 ] Maokai Visual Update (Unavailable), Updated Graves Splash Art, New Maokai Spell Icons, Mana Regen Nerfs for Supports

[ 07/11 ] Nerfs to Gnar, Katarina and Rammus, Buffs to Sona, Texture Rebalances for Riven and Jax, Preseason Tweaks, New Summoner Icons

[ 05/11 ] Kalista, Battlecast Alpha Skarner (Legendary), Battlecast Kog’Maw, Pickpocket Twitch, Captain Volibear, Safecracker Evelynn, Constable Trundle, Balance Changes, Texture Rebalances and More

 

 

Maokai Visual Update

Ququroon Final PortraitBranching out to the PBE is Maokai, the Twisted Treant!

Having gone through a growth spurt, Maokai now looks and feels more like the character he was meant to be. With an updated model and texture set, crisp new visual effects, new sounds to crush your enemies with and more, this plant come to life now feels more alive than ever. As usual, all of the above affects his skins as well.

One of the other major goals on this project was to increase visual clarity for Maokai, his allies and his enemies. His ultimate is massively powerful, but was it ever really the most noticeable? Did his snare ever really feel as effective as it actually is? Could his saplings be even more awesome? We pushed these a bit, so hopefully you’ll be able to feel the effects!

We’d really appreciate it if you’d take a look at Maokai, and hit us with any bugs and feedback that come your way. Your feedback helps to guide changes we can make, as well as helps us grow as a team.

Between the update to Summoner’s Rift and now this, it certainly is a great time for our trees.

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Classic Maokai

Classic Maokai 1

Classic Maokai 2

 

Maokai Q

Maokai Q 2

Arcane Smash [ Q ]

 

Maokai W

Maokai W 2

Twisted Advance [ W ]

 

Maokai E

Maokai E 2

Sapling Toss [ E ]

 

Maokai R

Maokai R 2

Maokai R 3

Vengeful Maelstrom [ R ]

 

Charred Maokai

Charred Maokai 1

Charred Maokai 2

 

Totemic Maokai

Totemic Maokai 1

Totemic Maokai 2

 

Haunted Maokai

Haunted Maokai 1

Haunted Maokai 2

 

Festive Maokai

Festive Maokai 2

Festive Maokai 2

 

 

Updated Maokai Lore

Maokai has received heaps of new lore and his old lore has been replaced.

 

Maokai was once a peaceful nature spirit dwelling in an idyllic forest, but the arrogance of humans brought an end to that life. Now he is a gnarled shadow of his former self, twisted by dark magics that defied the natural order of life and death. Infused with power he never asked for, the mighty treant has become a vengeful force of nature, sundering his enemies with wild magic and iron-hard limbs as he searches Valoran for the means to restore the Shadow Isles to its former glory.

Before the Shadow Isles became a land of death,the islands teemed with natural life and beauty.This was never truer than in the isles’ sacred forest: a paradise of thriving trees and countless species, both animal and spirit alike. When the king of the Shadow Islesordered his sorcerers to crack open the barrier separating life and death, the forest served as a well of power the magi drank deeply from.

The sorcerers’ ritual succeeded in corrupting the cycle of life and unleashing forces they could not hope to contain.Vitality seeped from every living thing in the Shadow Isles: great trees withered into gnarled husks, people warped into twisted shades, and forest spirits became hollow wisps. Maokai, the strongest spirit of the sacred forest, watched in horror as his world crumbled and died around him. He fought to mend the wound in the world, but could not halt the destruction wrought by human folly. As the ghastly energies sought to overwhelm the great spirit, he made one last desperate attempt to preserve the life of the land. Maokai inhabited the ancient oak at the heart of the forest’s spiritual power. There he gathered the essence of the isles into the tree as the corruption of undeath clawed hungrily at anything within reach. Fortified by boundless magic, Maokai could not be consumed entirely,though the spirit was not left unscathed.

Maokai, now saturated with the essences of life and death, became fused with the ancient oak and contorted into an abomination. Forages, pain and grief were the only companions the spirit had. His boughs grew heavy as he wept at the desolation of everything he had known and loved, and his roots tore from the earth as he raged at the reckless sorcerers that had ruined his home. But all was not lost.Maokai had preserved the last vital spark remaining in the Shadow Isles, and with it, the hope of returning life to the land.

Like moths to a flame, the tormented shades ofthe Shadow Isles were drawn to the living essence within Maokai. The spirit guarded theseed of life from the relentless undead, but Maokai knew he could not fend them off forever. He needed to escape the land of death his home had become, so he cast himself into the sea and trusted in nature to guide him towards a living land. There he hoped to find the means to cast out the forces of undeath and restore life to the Shadow Isles.

Maokai – ”To defy the natural order has consequences.”

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Evelynn Final Portrait

  • Base Armor increased from 27 to 30

 

 

Gnar Final Portrait

 

Boomerang Throw New IconBoomerang Throw [ Q ]

  • Total AD Ratio decreased from 1.25 to 1.2

 

 

Preseason Items

 

All upgrades of Hunter’s Machete now grant 5 Mana-per-second while fighting jungle monsters, increased from 4.

 

Elixir of Sorcery New IconElixir of Sorcery

Bonus true damage on-hit decreased from 40 to 25

 

[ Note ] If you want a rundown of preseason changes, I’ve written a guide that covers all of them. I’ll make sure to keep it up-to-date with PBE updates.

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.

 

 

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PBE 07/11 Content

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

[ Note ] The Preseason changes are up on the PBE. They’ll be live with Patch 4.20.

 

All PBE Updates from Patch 4.20 Cycle:

[ 07/11 ] Nerfs to Gnar, Katarina and Rammus, Buffs to Sona, Texture Rebalances for Riven and Jax, Preseason Tweaks, New Summoner Icons

[ 05/11 ] Kalista, Battlecast Alpha Skarner (Legendary), Battlecast Kog’Maw, Pickpocket Twitch, Captain Volibear, Safecracker Evelynn, Constable Trundle, Balance Changes, Texture Rebalances and More

 


Maokai Visual Update

[ Note ] Maokai’s visual update isn’t available on the PBE at the moment.

 

Ququroon Final Portrait Branching out to the PBE is Maokai, the Twisted Treant!

Having gone through a growth spurt, Maokai now looks and feels more like the character he was meant to be. With an updated model and texture set, crisp new visual effects, new sounds to crush your enemies with and more, this plant come to life now feels more alive than ever. As usual, all of the above affects his skins as well.

One of the other major goals on this project was to increase visual clarity for Maokai, his allies and his enemies. His ultimate is massively powerful, but was it ever really the most noticeable? Did his snare ever really feel as effective as it actually is? Could his saplings be even more awesome? We pushed these a bit, so hopefully you’ll be able to feel the effects!

We’d really appreciate it if you’d take a look at Maokai, and hit us with any bugs and feedback that come your way. Your feedback helps to guide changes we can make, as well as helps us grow as a team.

Between the update to Summoner’s Rift and now this, it certainly is a great time for our trees.

[ Link to Post ]


Follow Up

Ququroon Final PortraitTo answer a few things from the get go…

  • New models on all skins EXCEPT Haunted (new textures on this though) and Goalkeeper. Those were modern.
  • Very light animation work. He got a new run cycle, and some cleanup on his other anims.
  • You guys are awfully excited about him coming out in 4.20 for some reason.
  • [ Link to Post ]

 

Here’s an image, taken from a dev blog on Champion Updates:

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Updated Maokai Spell Icons

 

Maokai’s received spooky new icons for his abilities. From left to right: Passive, Q, W, E and R.

Maokai_Passive Maokai_Q Maokai_W Maokai_E Maokai_R

 

 

Updated Graves Splash Art

Graves has turned to a healthy lifestyle and has ditched the cigar in his updated splash.

 

Old

 

Graves Old Splash

 

New

 

Graves New Splash

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Champion Changes

 

 

Janna Final Portrait

  • Base Mana-per-5 decreased from 10 to 9

 

Nami Final Portrait

  • Base Mana-per-5 decreased from 10 to 9

 

Singed Final Portrait

  • Base Health-per-5 increased from 7 to 8
  • Base Mana-per-5 increased from 6.5 to 7.5

 

Sona Final Portrait

  • Base Mana-per-5 decreased from 10 to 9

 

Soraka Final Portrait

  • Base Mana-per-5 decreased from 10 to 9

 

Taric Final Portrait

  • Base Mana-per-5 decreased from 10 to 6

 

 

New Store Images for Boosts

 

IP Boosts and XP Boosts have received new icons in the store! I tried to sound excited.

 

ip_boost  xp_boost

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com.