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PBE 21/11:

 

[ 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.

 

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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

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Trundle_4 Volibear_4

 

 

Safecracker Evelynn

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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.

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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 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.

 

Old

Kalista_Square_0_old

 

New

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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.

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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

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Haunted Maokai 2

 

Festive Maokai

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

Here are all previous PBE updates from the Patch 4.20 Cycle:

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Captain Volibear

 

Captain Volibear will be available in store for 750 RP.

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 [ Note ] Safecracker Evelynn is still unavailable in store; I’ll have a preview of her as soon as she can be tested.

 

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Constable Trundle’s E has been changed to be a traffic cone! For an in-game preview of the skin, check here.

Constable Trundle E

 

 

New Summoner Icons

 

With the release of Battlecast Alpha Skarner and Battlecast Kog’Maw come two new thematic Summoner icons.

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Preseason Tweaks

 

The Murkwolves camp now summons a spiraling green orb instead of spectral wolf to provide vision of the jungle. If the orb comes near an enemy Champion, it transforms into a green wolf!

Wolf Camp Visuals

 

The Krugs camp now has improved visuals on its Smite buff. Rocks hover around the enchanted Champion’s hands.

Krug Camp Visuals

 

The Scuttle Crabs that patrol the river now bury themselves when killed and emerge to form the speed shrines in front of Baron and Dragon.

Scuttle Crab Visuals

 

 

Finally, Dragon’s stacking buffs have been once again updated. These are the most current ones:

[ x1 ] Dragon’s Might: +8% Attack Damage and Ability Power

[ x2 ] Dragon’s Dominance: +15% damage to Minions and Monsters

[ x3 ] Dragon’s Flight: +5% Movement Speed

[ x4 ] Dragon’s Wrath: +15% damage to Towers and Buildings

[ x5 ] Aspect of the Dragon: Doubles other bonuses and your attacks burn enemies for 150 true damage over 3 seconds. Lasts 180 seconds.

 

 

Champion Changes

 

 

Cassiopeia Final Portrait

 

 Aspect of the Serpent New Icon Aspect of the Serpent [ Passive ]

 

Noxious Blast New IconNoxious Blast [ Q ]

 

Twin Fang New IconTwin Fang [ E ]

Changes reverted from this PBE Update

 

 

Gnar Final Portrait

 

Boomerang Throw New IconBoomerange Throw [ Q ]

  • Base damage decreased from 10/45/80/115/150 to 5/35/65/95/125

 

Boulder Toss New IconBoulder Toss [ Mega Q ]

  • Base damage decreased from 10/50/90/130/170 to 5/45/85/125/165

 

Hyper New IconHyper [ W ]

  • Flat magic damage decreased from 25/30/35/40/45 to 10/20/30/40/50

 

Wallop New IconWallop [ Mega W ]

  • Active cooldown decreased from 12/11/10/9/8 seconds to 15/13/11/9/7

 

 

Kalista Final Portrait

  • Base Attack damage-per-level increased from 3 to 3.5

 

Sentinel New Icon

Sentinel [ W ]

  • Recharge on new sentinels increased from 60/55/50/45/40 seconds to 90/80/70/60/50

 

Rend New IconRend [ E ]

  •  Additional damage from extra spears increased from 20/25/30/35/40% to 25/31.25/37.5/43.75/50%

 

[ Note ] Kalista is a new Champion that was introduced in a recent PBE update.

 

 

Katarina Final Portrait

 

Death Lotus New IconDeath Lotus [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 60/52.5/45 seconds to 90/60/45
  • Base damage decreased from 400/575/750 to 350/550/750

 

[ Writer's note ] What the fuck?

 

 

Nocturne Final Portrait

 

Unspeakable Horror New IconUnspeakable Horror [ E ]

  • No longer gains movement speed towards feared enemies, revert on the changes in this PBE Update

 

 

Quinn Final Portrait

 

 

Rammus Final Portrait

 

Powerball New IconPowerball [ Q ]

  • Cooldown increased from 10 seconds at all ranks to 16/14.5/13/11.5/10

 

Puncturing Taunt New IconPuncturing Taunt [ E ]

  •  Armor reduction decreased from 10/15/20/25/30 to 5/10/15/20/25

 

 

Sona Final Portrait

 

Hymn of Valor New IconHymn of Valor [ Q ]

  •  AP Ratio on bonus magic damage to auto-attack decreased from 0.25 to 0.2

 

Aria of Perseverance New IconAria of Perseverance [ W ]

  • Healing increased from 0.5% per 1% missing HP to 1% (per 1% missing HP)
  • Base heal increased from 25/45/65/85/105 to 30/50/70/90/110

 

 

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The Battlecast Ward from yesterday’s PBE update has received minor changes to the skull-face on its front.

 

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Texture Rebalances

Riven, Jax, Crimson Elite Talon and Sheriff Caitlyn have received texture updates.

 

Classic Riven

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Redeemed Riven

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Crimson Elite Riven

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Battle Bunny Riven

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Classic Jax

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 Jaximus

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Crimson Elite Talon 

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Sheriff Caitlyn has dyed her blue hair brown in this update.

 

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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 05/11:

 

[ 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.

 

 

Kalista, The Spear of Vengeance

 

Kalista Video Preview

 

 

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Kalista Model 1

 

Kalista Recall

When Kalista recalls, a black void opens behind her. She props her chest forward and then turns to walk into the void.

 

Martial Poise PassiveMartial Poise [ Passive ]

Kalista cannot cancel her attacks. If the target leaves vision, her attack will miss. 

If Kalista enters a movement command while winding up her basic attack or Pierce, she will drive through in that direction when she launches her attack, lunging a short distance. 

Dash distance scales with boot rank and is 25% greater when lunging backward.

 

Kalista Basic Attack

Kalista Passive

When you order a move command while Kalista is priming her auto attack, she will first attack and then leap in the direction you’ve ordered.

 

Black Spear New IconThe Black Spear [ Item ]

Active: Bind with an ally for the remainder of the game, becoming Oathsworn Allies. Oathsworn empowers you both while near one another. 

 

 

Kalista Black Spear 2Kalista Black Spear 3  Kalista Black Spear 4

When an ally accepts the Black Spear, you both enter a channeled ritual. At the end, you become connected with a tether that stretches and becomes more transparent as you move away from one another.

 

Pierce QPierce [ Q ]

Mana Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 || Cooldown: 8 Seconds

A fast but narrow projectile that deals 10/70/130/190/250 (+ 1 Total AD) physical damage. Triggers Martial Poise (P), Sentinel (W), and Rend (E).

 

 

Kalista Q

 

Sentinel New IconSentinel [ W ]

Mana Cost: 25 || Cooldown: 30 seconds

Passive: When you and you Oathsworn both basic attack the same target within 1.5 seconds, you deal 12/14/16/18/20% of their max health as magic damage (minimum 100/125/150/175/200 damage to minions). 8 second cooldown per target. 

Active: Send a soul Sentinel to patrol an unseen area. Champions they see are revealed for 4 seconds. Sentinel lasts 7 laps.  

Kalista gains a charge of Sentinel every 60/55/50/45/40 seconds.

 

Kalista W

 

Rend New IconRend [ E ]

Mana Cost: 35 || Cooldown: 14/12.5/11/9.5/8 seconsd

While off cooldown, Kalista’s spears pierce their target and linger there for 4 seconds. 

Active: Kalista rips the spears from nearby targets, dealing 20/35/50/65/80 (+0.6 AD) physical damage and slowing their Movement Speed by 20/25/30/35/40% for 2 seconds. Each extra spear increases the damage by 20/25/30/35/40%, but not the slow.  

If it kills a target, Rend’s cooldown is reset. 

 

Rend 1

Rend 2

Rend 3

 

Fate's Call New IconFate’s Call [ R ]

Mana Cost: 100 || Cooldown: 90/75/60 seconds

Draw Kalista’s Oathsworn to her. For up to 4 seconds, the Oathsworn is untargetable but pacified.

They may mouse click to fly toward target position, stopping at the first enemy champion hit, knocking all enemies in a small radius back and placing the Oathsworn at their maximum attack range from the enemy.

Kalista’s Oathsworn must be within 1400 units for her to cast  this ability.

 

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Voice-Over [ video by SkinSpotlights ]

 

In-Client Lore 

“Kalista is an eternal spirit of retribution, who possesses a cold-burning hatred for all betrayers, deceivers, and traitors. In life, she was a legendary warrior, but while trying to avert tragedy she was betrayed and slain by those she trusted most. Now, she is an undying entity that can be invoked to exact vengeance, but only at great cost: the supplicant’s soul becomes forfeit, bound to her for eternity.

 

Battlecast Alpha Skarner

 

Battlecast Alpha Skarner will be available for 1820 RP.

Battlecast Skarner Model

Skarner Model

 

Skarner Recall

For his recall, Battlecast Alpha Skarner transforms (and rolls out). No, he doesn’t, but he does turn into a tank.

 

Skarner Basic Attack

Crystalizing Sting [ Passive ]

 

Skarner Q

Skarner Q Enhanced

Crystal Slash [ Q ]

 

Skarner W

Crystalline Exoskeleton [ W ]

 

Fracture E

Fracture [ E ]

 

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Impale 2

Impale [ R ]

 

Voice-Over [ video by FrostyNinja ]

 

PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: Battlecast Alpha Skarner!

Galetta New PortraitSpecialization: Target Apprehension.

The creator requires additional organic templates. Abduction protocol in effect. Isolate high-potential subjects. Battlecast Alpha Skarner has been activated on the PBE. This mechanical evolution includes:

  • All new model and texture with chainsaw claws!
  • All new VO with processing!
  • All new particles!
  • All new animations!

This skin is Legendary and will be 1820rp.

Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Battlecast Alpha Skarner and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well, and definitely give him a go on the Summoner’s Rift Update!

See you on the Rift, contemptible biological units.

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Battlecast Kog’Maw

 

Battlecast Kog’Maw will be available for 1350 RP.

Battlecast Kogmaw Model 1

Battlecast Kog'Maw Model 2

 

Battlecast Kog'Maw Recall

For his recall, Battlecast Kog’Maw turns into a ball, rolls around a bit and is finally dragged upwards by the giant belt buckle on his tail (yes).

 

BK Passive

Icathian Surprise [ Passive ]

Battlecast Koggy looks very happy when he dies. Might be the bronze software.

 

BK Q

BK Q 2

Caustic Spittle [ Q ]

 

BK W

Bio-Arcane Barrage [ W ]

Note: Skin’s currently bugged, Koggy is supposed to fire his W out of the artillery cannon, but the shots are currently summoned in front of his face.

 

BK E

Void Ooze [ E ]

 

BK R 1

BK R 2

Living Artillery [ R ]

 

Voice-Over [ video by SkinSpotlights ]

 

PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: Battlecast Kog’Maw!

KateyKhaos New PortraitThe adorable “Void Puppy” is back and ready for action and this time, he’s fully equipped for battle!

Battlecast Kog’Maw will be 1350 RP and includes:

  • All new model and texture, complete with all the weaponry you could possibly need on the Rift!
  • All new particles! (Explosions and stuff!)
  • New animations!
  • A new recall animation!
  • New VO filter!

You can check out Battlecast Kog’Maw in game now 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 best to answer them!

GLHF!

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Pickpocket Twitch

 

Pickpocket Twitch will be available for 750 RP.

Pickpocket Twitch Model 1 Pickpocket Twitch Model 2

 

PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: Pickpocket Twitch and Safecracker Evelynn!

Galetta New PortraitSneaky, sneaky….

Buy a vision ward and keep your eyes peeled because Pickpocket Twitch and Safecracker Evelynn are infiltrating the PBE. These skins include:

  • All new model and texture! They are super sneaky cat burglars now!
  • Twitch has bullet SFX on his crit, auto attack, and ult!

These skins will be 750rp, each.

Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Pickpocket Twitch and Safecracker Evelynn and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well, and definitely give them a go on the Summoner’s Rift Update!

See you on the Rift….or not…you might be hiding. >.>

NOTE: (11/4) Safecracker Evelynn will not be available for testing today.

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Constable Trundle

 

Constable Trundle will be available in store for 750 RP.

Constable Trundle Model 1 Constable Trundle Model 2

 

 

PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: Captain Volibear & Constable Trundle!

KateyKhaos New PortraitWith loose cannons like Jinx wreaking havoc in Runeterra among others, it’s hard for Officer Caitlyn to keep up! Good news for her, she’s getting back up! Introducing Captain Volibear and Constable Trundle!

Captain Volibear and Constable Trundle will be 750 RP each and include:

  • All new model and texture!

You can check out the boys in blue in game now 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 best to answer them!

GLHF!

NOTE: (11/4) Captain Volibear is not available to play today. Please hang tight!

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Captain Volibear


 

Captain Volibear can be bought on the PBE, but he can’t be played yet. Here’s a model preview!

Captain Volibear will be available in store for 750 RP.

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Safecracker Evelynn


 

Same as with Voli. I’ll look to do in-game screenshots as soon as possible on both skins.

Safecracker Evelynn will be available in store for 750 RP.

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Smite Buff Particle Effects

 

Jungle camps have received sparkly new effects indicating the buffs they grant when Smited.

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Victorious Morgana Splash Art

 

Victorious Morgana will be given to players who’ve reached Gold or above in either Solo Queue, 3v3 or 5v5 Ranked. If you aren’t familiar with the skin, check the full preview here.

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Battlecast Ward

 

The Battlecast Ward skin will be available in store for 640 RP.

Battlecast Ward Skin

 

 

PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: Battlecast Ward!

KateyKhaos New PortraitWith the addition of two new Battlecast skins, it’s only fitting that there’s a Battlecast Wardto celebrate!

The Battlecast Ward will be 640 RP and includes:

  • All new model and texture! (So shiny!)
  • New animations!
  • New particles! Note: Exhaust fumes do not harm the inhabitants of Runeterra …except maybe Teemo.
  • New SFX!

You can check it out the Battlecast Ward in game now 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 best to answer them!

GLHF!

[ Link to Post ]

 

Abilities and Buffs UI Update

 

Ability Bar and Buff Update – Feedback Thread

Rayven New PortraitHello Summoners!

Active items (items that come bundled with an ability) are tremendously powerful… if you can remember to use them! To address this, we’re making a few changes to the ability bar that will better group and prioritize information.

In particular, active item abilities are now displayed over your center ability bar! By placing them front and center, we hope to increase awareness and usage. Functionally, they will be ordered (and have the same hotkeys) as the slot they are assigned to in the item section.

To supplement this change, we’re also shifting buffs around.

Left – Ambient Buffs. Buffs that do not contribute to moment-to-moment interactions are now located above your champion portrait. This includes auras, persistent states, and information that is already well-represented in game space. In addition, Buffs are left-justified, while Debuffs are right-justified.

Center – Ability Trackers. Buffs that are core to your gameplay loop remain above your ability bar. This includes things like spell countdowns (Annie’s Pyromania) and spell timers (Annie’s Summon: Tibbers).

We hope these changes will reinforce the ability bar as the tactical command center of game interaction. Try out the feature and let us know how you feel! As always, this is an iterative feature, which means we’ll be making continued tweaks and improvements, even after we go live!

[ Link to Post ]

Here’s an example of the updated UI. Note the buff icons on the left.

Abilities and Buffs UI Screen

 

 

Champion Changes

 

 

Azir Final Portrait

 

Azir Q New IconConquering Sands [ Q ]

  • Damage of sand soldiers increased from 60/90/120/150/180 to 75/105/135/165/195

 

Arise New IconArise [ W ]

  • AP ratios decreased from 0.7 to 0.6

 

Azir E New IconShifting Sands [ E ]

  • Shield value increased from 60/100/140/180/220 to 80/120/160/200/240

 

 

Cassiopeia Final Portrait

 

 Aspect of the Serpent New Icon Aspect of the Serpent [ Passive ]

  • No longer grants stacks when a poisoned unit is killed or when Twin Fang is cast on an enemy Champion
  • Now, in addition to granting a stack for every second a Champion is poisoned, it also grants a stack every 6 seconds

 

Noxious Blast New IconNoxious Blast (Q)

  • Mana cost increased from 40/45/50/55/60 to 45/50/55/60/65
  • Damage decreased from 75/115/155/195/235 to 65/105/145/185/225

 

Twin Fang New IconTwin Fang [ E ]

  • No longer  restores mana on kill
  • Mana cost decreased from 30/45/60/75/90 to 30/35/40/45/50
  • Now increases the damage a target is dealt by poison by 25%. Stacks twice, up to a 50% increase.

 

 

Nocturne Final Portrait

Unspeakable Horror New IconUnspeakable Horror [ E ]

  • Passively, Nocturne gains massively increased movement speed toward feared enemies. (same passive as with the previous PBE cycle)

 

 

Quinn Final Portrait

  • Auto Attack range increased from 525 to 550
  • Base Movement Speed decreased from 335 to 330

 

 

 
Soraka Final Portrait

 

Astral Infusion New IconAstral Infusion [ W ] 

  • Cast range increased from 450 to 550

 

 

 

 

Texture Rebalances

 

 

I only managed to do screens of Caitlyn and Amumu for comparison before the PBE update. The rest of the screenshots are only of the new versions of Champion/Skins.

 

Classic Amumu

 

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Emumu

 

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Almost-Prom King Amumu

 

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Little Knight Amumu

 

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Re-gifted Amumu

 

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Classic Caitlyn

 

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Resistance Caitlyn

 

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Resistance Caitlyn New

 

Sheriff Caitlyn

 

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Sheriff Caitlyn Old

 

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Sheriff Caitlyn New

 

Arctic Warfare Caitlyn

 

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Arctic Warfare Caitlyn Old

 

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Arctic Warfare Caitlyn New

 

Officer Caitlyn

 

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Officer Caitlyn Old

 

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Officer Caitlyn New

 

Ezreal

 

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Fizz

 

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Gragas

 

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Kog’Maw

 

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Mordekaiser

 

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Talon

 

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Udyr

 

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Urgot

 

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Vladimir

 

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Zilean

 

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