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Free Champion Rotation November 18 Banner

The following Champions will be free-to-play until November 18th:


Akali Final Portrait

Annie Final Portrait

Gangplank Final Portrait

Janna Final Portrait

Master Yi Final Portrait

Quinn Final Portrait

Shyvana Final Portrait

Thresh Final Portrait

Varus Final Portrait

Viktor Final Portrait



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



Champion Rotation Week 30 Season 4 Banner

 

The following Champions will be free-to-play until August 19th:

 

  • Akali - 3150 IP or 790 RP
  • Annie - 450 IP or 260 RP
  • Darius - 6300 IP or 975 RP
  • Graves - 4800 IP or 880 RP
  • Leona - 4800 IP or 880 RP
  • Nautilus - 6300 IP or 975 RP
  • Nunu - 450 IP or 260 RP 
  • Quinn - 6300 IP or 975 RP
  • Taric - 1350 IP or 585 RP
  • Vladimir – 4800 IP or 880 RP

 


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


 

Champion Rotation Banner Week 21 Season 4

 

The following Champions will be free-to-play until June 10th:

 

  • Akali - 3150 IP / 790 RP
  • Annie - 450 IP / 260 RP
  • Diana - 6300 IP / 975 RP
  • Fizz - 4800 IP / 880 RP
  • Gangplank - 3150 IP / 790 RP
  • Gragas - 3150 IP / 790 RP
  • Kog’Maw - 4800 IP / 880 RP
  • Lucian - 6300 IP / 975 RP
  • Thresh - 6300 IP / 975 RP
  • Wukong - 4800 IP  880 RP

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo.

 

 

Snowdown Banner

 

PBE Update

Snowdown in League

OGN Icons in Store

Red Post Collection

Champion/Skin Sale – Expires December 23rd

 

 

PBE Update

 

 

Champions


 

AnnieSquare

    Annie

 

  PyromaniaPyromania ( Passive )

  • Stun duration decreased from 1.75 seconds to 1.25/1.5/1.75 (level 1, 6, 11)

 

SummonTibbersSummon Tibbers ( R )

  • Cooldown decreased from 120 seconds at all ranks to 120/100/80

 

 

EvelynnSquare
    Evelynn

 

RavageRavage ( E )

  • Damage increased from 50/95/140/185/230 to 70/110/150/190/230 (returned to live value)

 

 

KassadinSquare
  Kassadin


Null_Sphere

Null Sphere ( Q )

  • Damage decreased from 80/100/120/140/160 to 60/80/100/120/140 (from previous patch, live values still 80/115/150/185/220)

 

Nether_Blade

Nether Blade ( W )

  • Damage changed from 30/45/60/75/90 ( +0.4 AP ) to 20/35/50/65/80 ( +0.5 AP )
  • Respectively, double damage on activation is changed from 60/90/120/150/180 ( +0.8 AP ) 40/70/100/130/160 ( +1.0 AP )
  • Now passively returns 5% of maximum mana on-hit, changed from 20/25/30/35/40
  • Active returns 10% of maximum mana, changed from 60/75/90/105/120

 

 

NasusSquare

      Nasus

 

WitherWither ( W )

  • Range increased from 500 to 600, live value still 700 (buff from last PBE patch)

 

 

RengarSquare

      Rengar

 

Battle_RoarBattle Roar ( W )

  • Now heals Rengar for 20 + 10 per level, value increases up to 200% based on health missing.

 

 

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       Riven

  • Base damage decreased from 54 to 51
  • Damage-per-level increased from 2.75 to 3

 

 

 New Icons


 

2004_Mana_Potion

Mana Potion

2003_Health_Potion

Health Potion

TeleportHome

Recall

SummonerGarrison

Garrison

Summoner_Boost

Cleanse

 

 

Snowdown in League

 

Check out all the surprises Riot has in store for the holidays!

 

 

New Skins


 

Snow Day Singed – 975 RP

 

Snow Day Singed Splash

Snow Day Singed Splash

Singed_SnowDay_Comic

Snow Day Singed Comic

Model

In-game Model

Q

Poison Trail (Q)

W

Mega Adhesive

R

Insanity Potion

Recall

Recall Animation

 

 

 

Snowstorm Sivir – 975 RP

 

Snowstorm Sivir

Snowstorm Sivir Splash

Sivir_Snowstorm_Comic

Snowstorm Sivir Comic

Ingame Model

In-game Model

Dance Animation

Dance Animation

Boomerang Blade Q

Boomerang Blade (Q)

Ricochet and Spell Shield

Ricochet (W) and Spell Shield (E)

On the Hunt R

On the Hunt (R)

Snowstorm Sivir Recall

Recall Animation

 

 

 

Winter Wonder Lulu – 1350 RP

 

On Sale for 975 RP until December 23rd!

 

Winter Wonder Lulu

Winter Wonder Lulu Splash

Lulu_WinterWonder_Comic

Winter Wonder Lulu Comic

 

 

 

Returning Legacy Skins


 

Spotlights are courtesy of SkinSpotlights.

 

 

Bad Santa Veigar – 975 RP

 

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Bad Santa Veigar Splash

 

 

 

Dark Candy Fiddlesticks – 975 RP

 

Fiddlesticks_Splash_7

Dark Candy Fiddlesticks Splash

 

 

 

Festive Maokai – 975 RP

 

Festive Maokai

Festive Maokai Splash

 

 

 

Mistletoe LeBlanc – 975 RP

 

Mistletoe LeBlanc

Mistletoe LeBlanc Splash

 

 

 

Slay Belle Katarina – 975 RP

 

Katarina_Splash_7

Slay Belle Katarina Splash

 

 

 

Snowmerdinger - 975 RP

 

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Snowmerdinger Splash

 

 

 

Snow Day Ziggs – 975 RP

 

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Snow Day Ziggs Splash

 

 

 

Toy Soldier Gangplank - 975 RP

 

Gangplank_Splash_4

Toy Soldier Gangplank Splash

 

 

 

Limited Skins


 

 

Candy Cane Miss Fortune – 975 RP

 

MissFortune_Splash_4

Candy Cane Miss Fortune Splash

 

 

 

Earnest Elf Tristana - 520 RP

 

Tristana_Splash_2

Earnest Elf Tristana Splash

 

 

 

Happy Elf Teemo – 520 RP

 

Teemo_Splash_1

Happy Elf Teemo

 

 

 

Old Saint Zilean - 520 RP

 

Zilean_Splash_1

Old Saint Zilean Splash

 

 

 

Ragdoll Poppy – 975 RP

 

Poppy_Splash_4

Ragdoll Poppy

 

 

 

Regifted Amumu – 520 RP

 

Amumu_Splash_4

Regifted Amumu Splash

 

 

 

Santa Gragas – 975 RP

 

Gragas_Splash_3

Santa Gragas Splash

 

 

 

Reindeer Kog’Maw – 975 RP

 

KogMaw_Splash_4

Reindeer Kog’Maw Splash

 

 

 

Nutcracko – 975 RP

 

Shaco_Splash_3

Nutcracko Splash

 

 

 

Silent Night Sona – 520 RP

 

Sona_Splash_3

Silent Night Sona Splash

 

 

 

Snow Bunny Nidalee – 520 RP

 

Nidalee_Splash_1

Snow Bunny Nidalee Splash

 

 

 

Workshop Nunu – 520 RP

 

Nunu_Splash_2

Workshop Nunu

 

 

 

Mystery Gifting


 

Mystery Gifting

 

Mystery Gifting allows summoners to send their friends a surprise gift. There are two different kinds of Mystery Gifting during Snowdown this year. For 490 RP, you can send your friend a random Mystery Skin for one of the champions they own, OR you can send your friend a random Mystery Champion they don’t own. In either case, the gift will be worth at least 520 RP.

 

 

Which skins can be received from a Mystery Gift?

 

Any skin for any Champion that your friend owns is eligible as a Mystery Skin, as long as your friend doesn’t already own the skin and it’s currently worth 520 RP or higher and available in the store. This includes Legendary and even Ultimate skins! There are also some Legacy skins not for sale in the store that will be obtainable in the Snowdown Mystery Skin:

For a complete list of all the different skin types, check out our Guide to Champion Skin Types.

 

 

And Champions?

 

All champions that your friend doesn’t own valued at 520 RP or more are eligible.

 

 

What are the requirements for sending a gift to a friend?

 

  • The player receiving the gift needs to have been on your buddy list for at least two weeks.
  • If a player uses the /mute or /ignore chat command on someone, they will have to re-add the friend, and wait two weeks until a gift can be sent to that player.
  • The player receiving the gift needs to be at least level 10.
  • The player receiving the gift cannot be banned or suspended (this includes LeaverBuster, Tribunal, etc).
  • The player receiving the gift must have at least 10 unowned skins OR champions that they are eligible to receive, depending on which gift is being given.
  • The player sending the gift must be at least level 20.
  • You can only send up to three gifts every 24 hours*.
  • You can only receive up to three gifts every 24 hours*.

*After you reach your limit, you’re able to purchase a fourth mystery gift 24 hours after your first purchase, a fifth mystery gift 24 hours after your second purchase, and so on. The limit does not reset at midnight.

 

 

Can my friends receive a skin for a Champion they don’t own?

 

Nope, your friend can only receive skins for champions they already own. For example, your friend cannot receive Bad Santa Veigar if they don’t already own Veigar as a champion.

 

 

Can they receive a skin they already have?

 

Your friend can only receive a skin that they don’t already own. No duplicate skins will be added to their account.

 

 

Are gifted items refundable?

 

No, just like regular Gifting, anything received from the Mystery Gifting feature is non-reversible and non-refundable.

 

 

How long will Mystery Gifting be available?

 

Mystery Gifting will be available throughout the duration of the Snowdown event.

 

 

Can I give myself a gift?

 

Nope, Sorry :(

 

 

Any other gifting options aside from champions/skins?

 

Yes! Rune pages can now be selected as gifts in addition to skins, champions or Mystery Gifts.

 

 

New Summoner Icons


 

Giftwrapped Poro

Giftwrapped Poro

 

To earn the Giftwrapped Poro icon, you must win three matchmade games on Howling Abyss. Meaning, you must enter a queue (NOT a custom game), and win three games. For example, you can enter the Showdown queue or the ARAM queue, but you can’t create your own game on Howling Abyss and have it count towards your three wins.

 

 

Santa Gragas CookieSanta Gragas Cookie

 

You’ll earn this icon by sending any gift during Snowdown using the gifting (including Mystery Gifting) feature in the store.

 

 

Bad Gingerbread Veigar

Bad Gingerbread Veigar

 

To earn this icon, you must win a matchmade game as a premade team during the Snowdown event. For example, you’ll earn the icon if you and four friends queue up in Ranked 5s to do battle and emerge victorious, or if you queue up with a buddy and claim victory in a normal game. The key here is that the games must be matchmade against other players (so Co-op vs AI does not count).

 

 

Slay Belle Surprise

Slay Belle Surprise

 

Wear a Snowdown skin during the event. Any former skin or any of the three new skins will work. Skins from other holidays, like Kitty Kat Katarina, however, would not. Click Here is for the complete list of eligible skins

 


Snow TeemoSnow Teemo

 

When you unlock all four of the other icons, you’ll earn the Snow Teemo icon. Please be aware it may take up to three days after unlocking the fourth icon for Snow Teemo to show up.

 

 

Showdown Game Mode


 

 

 

What is Showdown?

 

Showdown is a Featured Game Mode where players battle in 1v1 and 2v2 fights on the Howling Abyss.

 

 

What are the rules?

 

Games will be played in the Blind Draft game type. Each team has the opportunity to ban out three champions, after which the game proceeds to a Blind Pick phase. After both teams have locked in their picks, there will be an additional period of time in which the enemy picks are revealed to each team – this gives players a chance to adjust runes, masteries and summoner spells accordingly before the match starts.

 

 

What are the rules?

 

Games will be played in the Blind Draft game type. Each team has the opportunity to ban out three champions, after which the game proceeds to a Blind Pick phase. After both teams have locked in their picks, there will be an additional period of time in which the enemy picks are revealed to each team – this gives players a chance to adjust runes, masteries and summoner spells accordingly before the match starts.

 

 

How do I win a game of Showdown?

 

  • First blood (or first 2 kills in a 2v2 game)
  • Enemy tower destroyed
  • 100 Creep Score achieved (in a 2v2 game the Creep Score of both players is added together)

 

 

What are the requirements to play Showdown?

 

You need to be Summoner level 10 or higher to participate in the Showdown.

 

 

Celebrate OGN and esports with summoner icons


 

OGN icons

 

Celebrate OGN Champions Winter with permanent summoner icons for teams and organizations, including the World Champion SK Telecom T1. Show your support as the top Korean players charge into the playoffs and stake their claim on the Winter title. When you purchase a team icon, 20% of the price goes directly to that team as a bonus and the other 80% goes to support esports (prizes, salaries, events, streaming).

Each summoner icon runs at 250 RP and is available from now until the end of OGN Champions Winter. Learn more about OGN Champions Winter at http://na.lolesports.com/news.

 

 

Ryze’s terrible Win Rate


 

Ryze decoration

Why is Ryze such a difficult champion to carry with?

 

 

PhreakButton Rioter Phreak: The interesting thing is, his win rate actually heavily changes based on the skill level of the player. You can check this yourself by clicking the “Bronze” or “Silver” graph, and then clicking the “Diamond” one in ranked solo queue.

The running theory is that his mechanical complexity is actually fairly high. Players have to be able to constantly find and cast on targets with little down time for optimal effectiveness. Tendency to have Smart Cast on is also a big potential reason here.

I think there’s also a big chance that as player skill increases, people tend to build him more optimally. While there are a bunch of good caster items out there, the players that know to go Frozen Heart, not Athene’s, and Tear/RoA, not Deathcap, are getting more mileage out of him.

So for what it’s worth, it seems like he works perfectly fine for players who know how to play him optimally. I think the gap between optimal and sub-optimal play/builds on Ryze is probably higher than most other champions.

 

 

Isn’t Ryze easy to play, mechanically?

 

PhreakButton Rioter Phreak: I was too, except that it’s an easily statistically-backed fact.

I know for all of us playing in diamond or whatever it’s hard to put ourselves back to when we were newer at the game, but it’s just true. I play with my Bronze II friend sometimes, and yeah he just has really awkward item builds. He doesn’t click very quickly. He would suffer on a champion like Ryze, compared to someone like Renekton where it’s okay if you wait an extra second to press R or E. You’re still getting most of the effect out of that ability. This is a significant drawback to Ryze, however.

Even something as simple as smart casting saves a decent chunk of time in the grand scheme of things. Depending on the player, we’re looking at literally 25% damage difference by not putting his abilities back on cooldown as quickly as possible.

 

 

So he’s not about mashing buttons?

 

PhreakButton Rioter Phreak: Mashing buttons is a significant DPS loss. Weaving Q between each ability and tracking all your cooldowns while also orb-walking to keep up with your target is extremely important.

Heck, even the Riven Champion Spotlight stresses auto-attacking between abilities. I sat next to a guy who would always just QQQ immediately every time. Dude mains Riven. Believe it or not, MOBAs aren’t actually that easy to play. If they were, we’d all be Doublelift.

Heck, you’re in Platinum. Clearly you play a lot. Why aren’t you in the LCS? Seems like you can describe how to play every champion perfectly in two sentences.

 

 

What’s your take on Ryze’s balance?

 

ricklessabandonButton Rioter ricklessabandon: Just some quick thoughts on this:

  • Ryze is one of the more difficult champions to learn in the game—his skill ceiling is pretty high compared to his skill floor, and it’s often not obvious what players need to do to get better with him.
  • Ryze’s strength ‘at his best’ seems to be in an okay spot, but it’s hard to talk much about it since his picks in competitive are infrequent (making the sample size small).

What those points lead me to believe is that Ryze needs changes that better support his different spell rotations, and make it clear when you would want to do things one way or another. To be more plain about it: we’ll probably do Ryze buffs that look like miniature ability reworks instead of just making specific numbers larger/smaller, and those buffs will likely help out novice and intermediate Ryze players more than expert Ryze players.

 

 

Preseason Changes to Runes


 

runes banner

When can we expect the announced changes to Runes for next Season?

 

 

Where are the changes to Runes announced for Preseason?

 

ricklessabandonButton Rioter ricklessabandon: Runes are the pretty much the last major thing to change for the new season, so things have been quiet on that front while we shore up the initial batch of changes already on live. Currently most of my time is dedicated to helping do just that (specifically doing item work right now) so runes haven’t hit PBE yet.

Once we’re ready to put runes out on the PBE, there will be plenty of time to talk. :3

 

 

Will these changes weaken existing rune pages or force players to buy new runes?

 

ricklessabandonButton Rioter ricklessabandon: That isn’t a goal at all (and i’m really sensitive to the that apprehension) but if we do end up doing something like delete/refund mana marks, and those are the only marks you have, then it’s going to ruin your rune pages and force you to either buy new marks or play without any. I’d really like to avoid as much disruption to players as possible though, so hopefully scenarios like that are rare (and made to be as comfortable as possible to transition out of when they do happen).

If you’re worried about a nerf to armor seals forcing you to buy new seals, then i think it’s safe to stay your apprehension. The changes are aimed at making it such that taking something other than armor seals doesn’t completely screw you and your teammates over, not to try to make people stop using armor seals. That said, I think it’s much better to talk about specifics after we’ve posted PBE patch notes.

 

 

 

Champion/Skin Sale – Expires December 23rd


 

Sale December 23

 

Champions:

 

  • Anivia - 395 RP
  • Lissandra – 487 RP
  • Trundle –  440 RP

 

Arctic Ops Kennen – 487 RP

 

Arctic Ops Kennen

 

Glacial Olaf – 260 RP

 

Glacial Olaf

 

Tundra Fizz –  375 RP

 

Tundra Fizz

 

 

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Welcome to Tribunal Cases of the Weak.  Every week you’ll get the best/weirdest/worst Tribunal cases.  As always, purple text is the accused, green text is the teammates, and red is the opponents. The title of each case is a link to the full Tribunal case, but don’t click through unless you’re ready for NSFW language.  Unsure of what the Tribunal is or how it works? Read Riot’s FAQ.

 

Case #5: The Dark Child

Playing Annie as a support is certainly unorthodox, but with team approval, anything can work.  It can be hard though, to tell if someone is just being unorthodox, or if they are trolling.  It’s always reassuring, though, when the player seems smart and mature:

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Not the most encouraging sign.  Here is Annie’s score:

annie1

Not the best score, looks like she’s trolling.  What does this Annie have to say for herself?

annie3

Isn’t that supposed to calm people down?  In this case, it seemed to lead to a lot of raging, intentional feeding and attempts to solo Baron.

PunishWarning

 

 

Case #4: The Soon to Be Exiled

You know the slash commands, like /joke or /dance.  This player had some commands of his own:

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Obviously he’s trolling.  If you read through the game, you’ll find verbal abuse along with a healthy dose of feeding.  But there was more:

riven2

Yes, that’s a real channel; streaming the trolling of new players.  The only thing worse than this guy may be his viewers.

PunishWarning

 

 

Case #3: The True Terror of the Void

This is a strange case.  Most trolls either believe they are innocent and are righteous in their defense, or they maliciously harass opposing players.  This troll trolls himself:

cho1

This player is not only asking for a report, he’s providing the necessary behavior.  He fed and he went afk.  If that wasn’t enough:

cho2

And it worked, he got reported.  And then the Tribunal gave him what he must have really wanted:

PunishTime Ban

 

 

Case #2: The Defeatist

This player created a self-fulfilling prophecy.  The moment he started losing, he thought there was no way to win:

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And with his behavior, he ensured it:

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Needless to say, his teammates didn’t appreciate his fatalism.

PunishTime Ban

 

Case #1: Worst Troll of the Week

This player didn’t get the lane he wanted.  This is what he had to say:

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Believing that most low level players are “meta sheeps” certainly doesn’t help him get an unorthodox role.  The reports detail his behavior:

shen1

And what is his explanation for it?

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Ah, yes.  The old “I’m banned on my main” excuse.  This is one type of player that the Tribunal quickly bans:

PunishTime Ban

 

 

PERMABAN OF THE WEEK (NSFW)

This player consistently crosses the line between joke and harassment.  In fact, he may not know where the line is at all:

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That’s some adult material.  And in another game is this fun gem:

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And more:

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Well, this troll got what he had coming.  After a series of Warnings and Time Bans, he ended up with:

Punishpermaban

 

That’s all for this week!  We’ll be back next week with another round of Tribunal Cases of the Weak.

Have a case you think should be included?  Send your submissions to tribunalcasesoftheweak@gmail.com.  Be sure to include the case number and region, your summoner name, and explain what makes it interesting.

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The icons can be acquired thusly (click to enlarge):

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And you can view the full promo site (which is simply gorgeous): here

- Lightblind

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New splash art for Annie, as well as icons representing current crowd control effects- all in the upcoming update!

 

Brand new splash arts for Annie hit the PBE! Click on the images to view them in full resolution.

 

 Original Skin  

 

Updated-Annie-Classic-Splash

 

Goth Annie:

 

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Xelnath revealed some of his work on the new icons in a thread on the League forums. He is still gathering information from the community, but here is a preview of the newly developed CC indicators!

 

Old Fear Indicator

Old Fear Indicator

 

Fear Indicator

Fear Indicator

As you can see, these icons will be bellow the health and mana bars and will display current CC inflicted on the champion, as well as its duration.

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As usual, I recommend opening these to see them in their full glory. The Riot art-squad seem to reach new heights every month. These are frankly beautiful, well done.

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Panda Annie

 

Cassiopeia_Splash_4

Jade Fang Cassiopeia

Corki_Splash_6

Dragonwing Corki

Garen_Splash_6

Steel Legion Garen

XinZhao_Splash_5

Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao

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Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV

- Jaszon ‘Lightblind’ Alexzander