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PBE 08/04

 

[ 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.

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Kayle Final Portrait

 

Revert BoxKayle_PassiveHoly Fervor [ Passive ]

  • Now once again shreds both Armor and Magic Resist (revert on the change in this PBE update).

 

 

Master Yi Final Portrait

 

Revert BoxAlpha Strike [ Q ]Alpha Strike

  • Additional damage to minions & monsters increased from 60/80/100/120/140 to 75/100/125/150/175 (revert on the change in this PBE update).

 

Nerf BoxHighlanderHighlander [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 75 seconds at all ranks to 100/90/80;
  • Duration of active decreased from 10 seconds to 7, but kills and assists now extend the duration by 7 seconds each, up from 4.

 

 

Olaf Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxVicious_StrikesVicious Strikes [ W ]

  • Lifesteal bonus increased from 13/15/17/19/21% to 14/16/18/20/22% (change compared to this PBE update, live value is 9/12/15/18/21%).

 

 

Item Changes

 

Nerf BoxAbyssal Scepter Final IconAbyssal Scepter

  • Recipe Change: Fiendish Codex + Negatron Cloak + Amplifying Tome + 695 Gold = 2750 Total Gold;
  • Ability Power decreased from 70 to 60;
  • Magic Resist increased from 50 to 60;
  • Now grants 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • Passive aura MR shred changed from 20 to 10-25 (scales with level);
  • Passive aura no longer reduces the MR of minions.

 

Change BoxAthenes Unholy Grail Final IconAthene’s Unholy Grail

  • Recipe Change: Chalice + Fiendish Codex + 300 Gold = 2100 Total Gold;
  • Total Cost decreased from 2700 Gold to 2100;
  • Ability Power decreased from 60 to 40;
  • Bonus Mana Regeneration decreased from 100% of Base regen to 75%;
  • Mana Passive: Mana Passives on Kill or Assist have been removed.
  • New Passive: Gain 15% of premitigation damage dealt to champions as Blood charges, up to 100 to 270 (based on level). Healing or shielding another ally consumes Blood
  • Charges to heal that ally.

 

Change BoxBanshees Veil Final IconBanshee’s Veil

  • Recipe Changed: Spectre’s Cowl + Negatron Cloak + 530 Gold;
  • Total Cost decreased from 2900 Gold to 2450;
  • Health decreased from 500 to 300.

 

Change BoxCatalyst Final IconCatalyst, the Protector of Aeons

  • Valor’s Reward passive removed (no longer restores 150 HP/200 Mana on level-up);
  • New Passive – Eternity: 15% of damage taken from champion is gained as Mana. 15% of Mana spent is gained as Health. (Healing limited to 25 per spell cast or 25 per second for toggled spells.)*

 

Change BoxChalice_of_HarmonyChalice of Harmony

  • Passive remade: Increases your Health Regeneration by 100% if your Health % is lower than your Mana %. Increases your Mana Regeneration by 100% if your Mana % is lower than your Health %;

(Note) Mikael’s Crucible and Athene’s Unholy Grail gain this passive instead of Mana Font.

 

Hextech GLP-07A (Temporary Name)

  • Recipe: Catalyst of Aeons + Hextech Revolver + 750 Gold = 3000 Total Gold;
  • Grants 300 Health, 80 Ability Power and 400 Mana;
  • Passive – Shared with Catalyst of Aeons;
  • Active – Ice Bolts: Throw an arc of five piercing icy bolts that explode to deal 100 – 200(+20% of your Ability Power) as magic damage. Enemies hit are slowed by 60% decaying over 0.5 seconds. (30 second cooldown, shared with other Hextech Items).

 

Buff BoxHextech Gunblade Final IconHextech Gunblade

  • Damage on active changed from 150 [+0.4 AP] to 300 [+0.3 AP];
  • Active now instantaneously shoots a lightning bolt with zero travel time, immediately slowing the target for 2 seconds;
  • Active now shares a cooldown with other Hextech Items.

 

Change Boxhextech revolverHextech Revolver

  • Combine Cost decreased from 340 to 240 (total cost down from 1200 Gold to 1100).
  • Spell Vamp removed;
  • New Passive – Magic Bolt: Your basic attacks deal 75 – 150 magic damage on hit. (30 second cooldown, shared with other Hextech items);

 

Hextech Rocket Belt (Temporary Name)

  • Recipe: Hextech Revolver + Kindlegem + 800 Gold = 2750 Total Gold;
  • Grants 300 Health, 80 Ability Power and 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • Active – Fire Bolt: Dash 300 units in a direction (at 1200 speed) and then unleash a nova of fireballs that deal 100 – 250 (+25% of your Ability Power) magic damage to enemies hit. Enemies hit by more than one fireball take 15% damage from additional balls. (30 second cooldown, shared with other Hextech items). This Dash cannot go over walls.

 

Lost Chapter [ New Item ]

  • Recipe: Sapphire Crystal + Amplifying Tome + 115 Gold = 900 Total Gold;
  • Grants 25 Ability Power and 250 Mana;
  • Unique Passive: Upon levelling up, restores 20% of your maximum mana over 3 seconds.

 

Change BoxMorellonomicon Final IconMorellonomicon

  • Recipe Change: Lost Chapter + Fiendish Codex + 500 Gold = 2300 Total Gold
  • Mana Regeneration removed (+100% Base Regen on live);

 

Nerf BoxSpectres Cowl Final IconSpectre’s Cowl

  • Total Cost increased from 1100 Gold to 1200;
  • Health increased from 200 to 250;
  • Magic Resist decreased from 35 to 30.

 

Change BoxSpirit Visage Final IconSpirit Visage

  • Combine Cost decreased from 900 to 800 (total cost unchanged because of Spectre Cowl’s cost increase;
  • Magic Resist decreased from 70 to 50;
  • Bonus Health Regen increased from 150% of Base regen to 200%;
  • Passive heal buff increased from 20% to 25%.

 

Buff BoxTear of the GoddessTear of the Goddess

  • Mana Regeneration removed (+25% Base Regen on live);
  • New (Additional) Passive – Awe: Refunds 25% of Mana spent.

 

Removed BoxWill of the Ancients Final IconWill of the Ancients

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Change BoxRod of Ages Final IconRod of Ages

  • Recipe Change: Catalyst of Aeons + Needlessly Large Rod + 50 Gold;
  • Total Cost decreased from 3000 Gold to 2500;
  • Ability Power decreased from 80 to 60;
  • Mana decreased from 400 to 300;
  • Mana-per-stack decreased from 40 to 10.

 

Change BoxZhonyas Hourglass Final IconZhonya’s Hourglass

  • Recipe Change: Seeker’s Armguard + Fiendish Codex + 900 Gold = 3000 Total Gold;
  • Total Cost decreased from 3500 Gold to 3000;
  • Ability Power decreased from 100 to 70;
  • Now grants 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • Cooldown on Statis active increased from 90 seconds to 120.

 

 

New Splash Arts

 

Kennen

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Fiddlesticks

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Warwick

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Warwick_Square_0

 

Blade Mistress Morgana

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URF game mode live on PBE for Rotating Game Mode queue testing

L4T3NCY New PortraitYo! ^_^/

Testing time for Ultra Rapid fire on the PBE before it goes into the Rotating Game Mode. We need your guys help focusing on the following things:

Champ testing: (this means not banning them so you can test them :P)
Taric
Jhin
Aurelion sol
Illaoi
Tahm Kench
Kindred
Ekko
Poppy

Thanks PBE crew. <3
— L4T3NCY

EDIT: Switching off the mode while we look into a buff bug. Will update when have news.

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[ 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.

 

Champion Changes

 

Ekko Final Champion Portrait

 

Buff Box Phase Dive Final IconPhase Dive [ E ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds to 11/10/9/8/7.

 

 

 

Janna Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxEye_Of_The_StormEye of the Storm [ E ]

  • Bonus AD while shield is active decreased from 14/23/32/41/50 to 10/20/30/40/50.

 

 

 

Jayce Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxTo the Skies Final IconTo The Skies [ Q ]

  • Damage increased from 30/70/110/150/190/230 [+1.0 Bonus AD] to 40/80/120/160/200/240 [+1.2 Bonus AD];
  • Mana cost decreased from 40/45/50/55/60/65 to 40 at all ranks.

 

 

Kalista Final Portrait

General

  • Attack speed decreased from 0.695 [+3% per level] to 0.65 [+2.5% per level].

 


Change Box Sentinel [ W ]
Sentinel Final Icon

  • Now passively gives Kalista 9% [+1% per level] bonus Attack Speed when her Oathsworn ally is nearby.
  • Ghosts now do 3 laps before disappearing, decreased from 7.

 

Nerf BoxFates Call Final IconFate’s Call [ R ]

  • Cast range decreased from 1400 to 1000.

 

 

 

Karma Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxDefiance Final IconDefiance [ R+E ]

  • Base bonus to shield increased from 30/90/150/210 to 30/100/170/240.

 

 

 

Khazix Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxTaste_Their_FearTaste Their Fear [ Q ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 3.5 seconds at all ranks to 3.

 

 

Buff BoxVoid Spike Final IconVoid Spike [ W ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 10 seconds at all ranks to 8.

 

 

 

Lux Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxPrismatic Barrier Final IconPrismatic Barrier [ W ]

  • Shield decreased from 80/105/130/155/180 [+0.35 AP] to to 50/70/90/110/130 [+0.2 AP].

 

 

Nidalee Final Champion Portrait

 

Nerf BoxProwlProwl [ Passive ] 

  • Triggering the Hunt mark on jungle monsters no longer roots them for 2 seconds.

 

 

 

Orianna Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxCommand-AttackCommand: Attack [ Q ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 50 at all ranks to 30/35/40/45/50.

 

 

 

Quinn Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxBlinding Assault Final IconBlinding Assault [ Q ]

  • Duration of blind debuff decreased from 2  seconds to 1.5;
  • Cooldown increased from 11/10/9/8/7 seconds to 11/10.5/10/9.5/9.

 

 

AURELION SOL STAR FORGER

 

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CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE PASSIVE

AurelionSol_PassiveThree stars constantly orbit Aurelion Sol, dealing magic damage and applying spell effects to enemies they strike.

 

 

 

STAR SURGE Q

AurelionSol_QAurelion Sol fires the core of a newborn star in a target direction that explodes—dealing damage and stunning all nearby enemies—upon reactivation or once it travels beyond his stars’ maximum orbital range. Aurelion Sol can travel alongside Starsurge, and by keeping it close he’ll nurture it, growing it in size so that it damages and stuns a wider area when it explodes.

 

 

CELESTIAL EXPANSION W

AurelionSol_WAurelion Sol pushes his stars out to his outer ring, significantly increasing their power. Celestial Expansion costs mana to cast and drains mana every second the ability is toggled on. Once he toggles the ability off or runs out of mana, Aurelion Sol pulls his stars back.

 

 

COMET OF LEGEND E

AurelionSol_EPassive: Aurelion Sol builds up increasing movement speed as he travels continuously in the same direction, and loses speed on sharp turns. Some of this speed is stored away as Escape Velocity stacks, which are lost entirely whenever he takes damage from an enemy.

Active: Once Aurelion Sol maxes his Escape Velocity stacks, he can activate Comet of Legend to pull in his orbiting stars and take flight, traversing over terrain for a long distance. He cannot turn once his course is set, and enemy damage will bring Aurelion Sol back to earth, restoring his orbiting stars.

 

 

VOICE OF LIGHT R

AurelionSol_RAurelion Sol shoots out a long wave of starfire in a target direction that damages and slows all struck enemies. Nearby enemies caught in the blast are also knocked back to Aurelion Sol’s outer ring.

 

 

 

 

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Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol will be available in store for 1350 RP.

 

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STAR SURGE Q

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CELESTIAL EXPANSION W

Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol W 1

 

COMET OF LEGEND E

Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol E 1

 

VOICE OF LIGHT R

Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol R 1

 

 

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Definitely Not Vel’Koz will be available in store for 750 RP.

 

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Draven Draven will be available in store for 750 RP.

 

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Meowkai will be available in store for 1350 RP.

 

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Meowkai R 1 Meowkai R 2

 

 

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 Urf Kench will be available in store for 750 RP.

 

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Quinn currently has a 73 winrate

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Repertoir New PortraitShe’s too strong. We’ll nerf her early game through some base AD and some Q nerfs, and then she should be in a better spot. I had some stuff submitted on Wednesday to the build that goes to PBE, but it looks like we didn’t ship to PBE on Wednesday due to the holiday week. Expect to see some stuff show up there on the next PBE build.

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Have you thought about tweaking how her passive scales with crits

Repertoir New PortraitYes, but I’m not sure what the right call is on that yet.

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What do you think happened to Quinn between patches 5 22 and 5 23

Repertoir New PortraitQ is dealing too much damage for the utility it provides, or it is providing too much utility for the damage it deals (or both).

Harrier is a bit stronger around levels 3-6 before she’s backed and bought any AD (because it now has a base damage that is scaling with her level rather than being all AD dependent).

Some other stuff that may be contributing:

  • She’s really good against Illaoi
  • Not having the option to rush Homeguards (which was fun, and many people were doing) may actually have been a buff because players are buying more combat-effectiveness in their early items.

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Why did you give Quinn her blind back

Repertoir New PortraitSo that in a balanced state she does not need to be snowballing incessantly in order to be useful for her team. That isn’t to say she’s balanced on this patch; she most certainly isn’t.

In a balanced state, she’ll be able to hit a good Q on a mage or marksmen to help her team win a fight, rather than having to have all her value loaded into her R and raw damage.

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Do youve any plans for Ezreal

Repertoir New PortraitEzreal feels like he fell a bit short of what we expected to see from him in the 5.22 preseason patch. We should look over him along with some others like Ashe, Sivir, and Twitch before the preseason ends. For him specifically, we nerfed some stuff to make room for the improved Q cooldown reducing effect as a precautionary measure, but it may not have been necessary.

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Repertoir New PortraitWe expected him to be fine, and he’s honestly not super far off. He tends to sit at a lower-than-average win rate when considered balanced by us and most players.

op.gg has him at a 48.5% win rate over the last week in Korea, where he has always been and continues to be a very popular pick, so that seems like decent evidence that he’s not horribly far off. I don’t think he requires much more than a slight adjustment, really.

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Can we please get some utility on Ezreals W back

Repertoir New PortraitIt is sad, and we’re not happy with it either. If we had the right low-cost approach (resources seem to mostly be allocated things at the moment), there may be something we could do. Of course there are things we could do, but it’s more a matter of finding a good long-lasting approach.

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Why is Veterans Scars being nerfed so hard on the PBE  from to flat HP

Repertoir New PortraitI’m not in charge of these changes, but one thing to keep in mind here is that changes to the early game power of something have a far greater effect than changes at all other points in the game. It’s why reducing someone’s base HP by 40 or base AD by 3 can result in substantial performance hits to champions.

I imagine this change is intentionally aimed at keeping it powerful in the early game (45 base HP is significant power, as noted above) without it scaling well into the late game. I do believe most the rest of the Resolve tree tends to scale very well into the late game.

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This nerf will make the midgame for tanky champions worse

Repertoir New PortraitVeteran’s Scars’ placement in the Resolve tree does make it accessible to more than just tank-types that are going down to Resolve keystones.

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Could tanks then also get a better secondary option than Veterans Scars

Repertoir New PortraitThat seems like a good solution if there is currently nothing attractive in the other trees.

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Why nerf the effectiveness of the tank tree so other classes can dip into it

Repertoir New PortraitIf we wanted trees to belong to only one class/archetype of champion, they would be 30 points deep instead of 18 so that you had to invest all your points in that tree in order to get to the keystones.

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FOLLOWUP Mordekaiser Update

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Statikk New PortraitHey all,

We’re going to be trying out methods of making our internal design reviews player-facing. These reviews are mostly done on major champion releases, updates, and systems tuning that we roll out. We may dig into our archives for recently released champions as well.

These reviews will probably not be very ‘polished’ in their presentation, rather, they’re meant to be a way of showing how we examine our work. By looking back at our original goals and then examining what’s currently working (or not working) in the present day, we can be more transparent about followup changes while also being able to discuss what ‘good’ looks like.

This is very much an experimental process, but hopefully it proves valuable in the long run. Our first trial is going to be… Mordekaiser.

Goals

  • Solidify Mordekaiser in the Juggernaut space (low mobility, high close-range threat)
  • Offer a different non-Marksman duo lane experience
  • Add new strategic meaning to Dragon

What’s Working

  • Strengths / Weaknesses profile aligns with Juggernaut space
  • Provides a different bot lane experience and has unique ally synergies
  • Dragon creates unique and memorable moments

Concerns

  • Extremely early / mid game dominant – lacks true, exponential late game scaling
    • Both Morde and Dragon follow this power curve
  • Too difficult to interact with in lane, due to sustain on top of sustain
  • High AP ratios (especially on R) still leading to Morde being potentially too bursty
  • Q damage ramping is extreme and readability is poor – leads to weird “what happened?” moments on Q3 hits
  • Tankiness is extremely inconsistent (unlike other Juggernauts) due to Passive’s scaling with direct damage output – increases snowball dependence
  • Dragon / pet controls are still clunky
  • Experience bonus passive may not be the optimal solution – it is effective and functional, but low in satisfaction and hard to understand

Next Steps

  • Lower sustain early, better damage scaling late
  • Dragon needs more late game relevance and potentially less early game power
  • Flatten Q damage out (more on 1, less on 3) while still preserving the 3rd hit as a big, high moment
  • Increase the importance of effectively utilizing Passive / E to survive in lane and fights

Hopefully this gives you guys a bit more insight into our current thinking on Morde and helps explain the direction we’re moving him in with the recent patch.

Feel free to chime in with any thoughts, questions, or concerns.

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Why havent you mentioned solo lane Mordekaiser in your post

Statikk New PortraitThis is a good point, definitely an oversight on our part.

I have personal opinions on this, but I don’t want to misrepresent the entire team’s analysis and design direction for Solo Morde.

I’ll try to get some analysis and thoughts back to you guys on this topic after the upcoming break.

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Its difficult to build Morde as a bruiser given the current AP itemization

Statikk New PortraitThis is an open question. In development, we didn’t think that Morde would continue to be so reliant on AP itemization. We envisioned him having access to the new Juggernaut items in addition to the hybrid AP / AD items.

What do you WANT to build when you play Mordekaiser? I think this would give us a better idea of where to push his itemization incentives.

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Statikk New PortraitIf AP itemization is what Morde should be buying, I really like the idea of hybrid defensive / AP items being his mainstay (like you stated above – Rylai’s, Liandry’s, Abyssal, Zhonya’s make sense).

I think it’s a lot trickier when Morde’s optimal builds make him a glass cannon – so I’m pretty personally weary of pushing him into items like Nashor’s or Deathcap.

Would a build like Rylai’s + Gunblade + Tank items make sense for Morde?

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Why not nerf his AP ratios and give his

Statikk New PortraitI think more importantly than nerfing the AP build, we want to provide alternate build paths that allow Morde to truly live out the Juggernaut fantasy.

I can talk to the Live team / CertainlyT about the base stats situation.

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How about changing Mordekaisers shield so it decays slower

Statikk New PortraitWell if we made this change we would probably have to reduce how fast it generates as well, otherwise that would be a pretty significant buff especially in the lane phase.

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So your plan is to make the Ghost Dragons HP and damage scale with his ult ranks

Statikk New PortraitWell we’re not married to this exact solution, but overall we feel like an early / mid-game Dragon can be pretty overwhelming to deal with. As the game goes on though, the Dragon Ghost eventually just melts to the exponential late game damage scaling. We think this mostly has to do with survivability tuning.

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Why was Swain nerfed on the PBE

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Meddler Final Portrait We’ve felt Swain’s been borderline too strong for a long time, but his low play and ban rate have been a deciding factor in leaving him as is and keeping an eye on him. We’re now seeing him perform really well post preseason changes, so feel we need to take some power off him. Current thinking (still going through testing, so not a locked change yet), is that as a sustained damage, drain mage-tank, that CC’s the best strength to hit, hence the change to Nevermove so it’s got a lower duration at lower ranks.

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When was the ratio on Master Yi

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Meddler Final PortraitLooks like it got changed during the rework. I’d assume it was part of the balancing sweep that happened in the last month or so before the rework’s release and documentation was missed.

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Whats the context for the Ziggs changes on the PBE

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Meddler Final PortraitWe feel Ziggs is in a weak spot at the moment, and has been for a bit. We’re not looking to go back to the days of endless wave stalling though, so we’re adding power to places where it’s more anti champion/objective than anti lane minion (sweet spot on ult, tower damage from passive).

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Why not give Ziggs a different AA animation when attacking towers

Meddler Final PortraitSounds like a really good idea. Will bring that up if we’re doing some animation work on Ziggs at some point we could bundle that in with.

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Whats with the Skarner nerfs on the PBE

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Repertoir New PortraitFrom what I understand, the team just wanted to try out a few different avenues as to how we want to nerf Skarner. Though it won’t show up on the PBE over the holiday weekend, I believe the plan is to go with a pared down version of these nerfs for final changes.

It seems worth noting here that it can be difficult to really try more than one thing out at a time in an effort to land on the correct change when it comes to nerfs and buffs, because we tend to get large reactions from players when we do so. I’m not saying that reaction isn’t justified (since we don’t have the greatest history of being fully transparent on every change you see on the PBE), but I do think that’s what is going on in this case.

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Why is he being nerfed in the first place

Repertoir New PortraitWe think he’s too strong. Incredibly overpowered? No. But slightly too strong, hence going with a small set of nerfs. You’re free to disagree with that assessment; that was my first reaction too. That said, this is a character that is around a 54% win rate, with an experienced player win rate that appears to easily break 60%, so it’s not unreasonable to assess him as overtuned.

Skarner does have a low play rate, so yes, he can probably be balanced resting north of a 50% win rate. These changes aren’t intended to (nor do I believe they will) be an enormous power hit, just a small power trim.

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Skarner already has a low win rate the ult nerf will completely gut him

Repertoir New PortraitFirst of all, you could hardly call a nerf to his ultimate “taking a dump on him,” so please don’t blow things out of proportion.

As to trying to address a low play rate, there is an assumption here that we would like him to be a popular champion, or at least more popular than he is now. It’s unlikely that Skarner will ever be popular, given the theme, fantasy, and kit of the character.

His theme and fantasy aren’t bad, just niche. And his kit just doesn’t really have the best gameplay built into it, and it never really has. Keep in mind, when I mention good gameplay, I don’t mean that the kit has never been and will never be fun; it’s more that his moment-to-moment power has always been very stat checky. We’d have a lot of work to wholly fix that, and though we tried to chip at it with the Juggernauts update, it would be disingenuous of me to say that it was fixed. He’s now more strategically interesting insofar as he thinks about and tries to set up where he fights you, but it’s still not particularly interesting how he fights you when he does.

For what it’s worth, this isn’t an isolated Skarner case. It’s pretty consistent with many of the melee guys out there, especially the ones that we made 3-4 years ago.

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Will you end up nerfing Skarners spires or other areas of his kit

Repertoir New PortraitWe still think the spires should be important to his success, but there’s also an argument to be made for him having too many eggs in one basket, so to speak. For now, I believe we’re sticking with the ult AD ratio and leaving the spire strength intact.

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What are your thoughts on Yasuo at the moment

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Repertoir New PortraitYasuo is likely too strong, though it’s hard to say by how much. Honestly, and I don’t expect this to be a popular opinion, he’s probably just more frustrating than he is actually overpowered.

This could be me not remembering correctly, but I was under the impression both Brand and DFT were getting nerfs on the PBE.

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If Yasuos frustrating but not too strong shouldnt he be reworked

Repertoir New PortraitMaybe. It depends how frustrating a champion should be. I think there’s an argument to be made that if a champion isn’t frustrating in one way or another, it’s probably not very compelling/unique/interesting, though of course that isn’t to say we should intentionally make frustrating champions.

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Repertoir New PortraitYeah, Yasuo feels great to play because he often has so much agency over how his lane goes. Unfortunately, that often seems to come at the expense of his opponents’ agency, so it may be fair to say that’s what’s so frustrating about him.

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By agency in lane do you mean his opportunities for outplays

Repertoir New PortraitBasically, yes. It’s about how much control someone has over their fate. If a character is 100% in control of how a lane goes if played well, then that implies it doesn’t even matter what their opponent does to defeat them, and it sucks to be that opponent and know that I can play as well as I want and it doesn’t even matter all that much.

 

It’s just a barrier based on how well the person can play their champion. These champions are commonly ones that people claim are overloaded. Yasuo, Lee Sin, Nidalee (to use a champion that I was responsible for) have all been guilty of this, and this is some of why we see them needing to be balanced around lower than 50% win rates; because when you actually play things perfectly on champions like these, you leave little room for your opponent to do much of anything.

Unfortunately, these champions are also commonly very popular because they have that feeling of being able to do anything with them, so it does someone beg the question of whether we should be trying to make more champions like that (that players feel like they are in full control of their destiny), or ones with clearer weaknesses for opponents to exploit (at the expense of some of that control).

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Why was Hecarims unit collision ignore moved from his passive to

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Repertoir New PortraitI don’t have any deep insight into the particular Hecarim changes on the PBE, but I imagine it has to do with Hecarim’s perma unit collision avoidance being somewhat fundamentally flawed given the kit he has. He just gets near you and then spams circles of damage onto you. If he is stronger and you don’t have a tool to get away, he will win.

On the one hand, yes, he’s always been this way, so the need for this particular change on this very patch is probably no greater than on any other patch. On the other hand, if he’s deemed too powerful at the moment by the balance team (which seems to be the case), it seems like a good place to trim power.

For what it’s worth, permanently ignoring unit collision is probably not something we should just put on champion kits, and I wouldn’t really be opposed to us taking this from Fizz and Kassadin as well, even if it meant we had to compensate them with power elsewhere. It’s just not that exciting for how powerful it is. I don’t think anyone selects any of these champions primarily because they are excited about ignoring unit collision. As any of these champions, I’d rather have just about any of my spells be a bit stronger rather than always avoiding unit collision.

Even if someone was picking these champions solely for these reasons, this to me is more an argument that pathing/collision should be more tolerable on average than having players choose champions that ignore the rule.

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Why not just remove unit collision in general

Repertoir New PortraitI’m not really the guy to make that call, but I will say I’d prefer that we do that over having champions that selectively ignore it on a case by case basis.

Unit collision between champions is actually something I do think is good, and I do think it’s nice that my minions may cause small reroutes for enemies that are ahead of me, so unit collision isn’t all bad. However, I do understand how frustrating and inconsistent it has felt on Live lately, and that’s not ideal either.

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Do you have any plans for Rengar

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Repertoir New PortraitI hope we have some plans for him, but I’d need to look into it next week.

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Meddler on various ingame mechanics

Why does…

Garen still have a silence

Fizzs ult increase damage taken

Veigar ult scale with other person ap

Udyr have Phoenix stance

Ahri charm not increase damage taken anymore

What’s the purpose of urgots ult

Enemies knocked back into bards magical journey not go through it

Meddler Final PortraitWe want to remove silences from highly mobile, high burst champions since those are the cases that leave very little counterplay if played correctly. Garen’s not very mobile, so we feel it’s appropriate he has a silence still.

Fizz ult has a damage amp on it so that more of Fizz’s burst combo is dependent on a long cooldown. That makes his choice of when he goes all in, and on who, more significant than if he can repeatedly use most of his full burst combo.

Veigar’s ult scales with the opponent’s AP so that Veigar has somewhat different target and match up preferences than other similar champions. It does add a bit more champion select counter feeling than we tend to prefer though, and can get drowned out by the sheer amount of AP he himself builds up, so there’s some debate over how appropriate a mechanic that is.

Phoenix is there to offer Udyr an AOE option should he wish it, and to add some nuance to his damage pattern, particularly while jungle clearing.

The damage amp was removed from Ahri’s E to shift her towards more of a mage pattern and less of a pick into kill model (contrast with Fizz being somewhat longer fight times, lack of untargetability, ranged versus melee etc).

Urgot’s a bit of a mess, and his ult doesn’t fit particularly well with the rest of his kit. It can lead to some cool plays, whenever we do an Urgot rework one of our goals will be to give him a kit with less conflicting notes to it.

While knocking enemies through Magical Journey would be cool it’s both quite a lot of power, in a really team dependent way, and likely to lead to a lot of unintended displacements. Bard’s already got a pretty hard to master playstyle and a fair bit of unreliability, so wouldn’t want to double down further on those elements.

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Fan Artist Feature Shilin

Hey Summoners! In today’s feature we’ll be hearing from Shilin, a talented community artist from Canada who enjoys telling stories and has her own original comic series! Continue reading to learn more about her awesome art and process.

You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Twitchto see even more of her work!

If you know someone that you’d like to recommend for a future Fan Artist Feature, please let us know here.

 

How did you get started creating League of Legends fan art?

My first league piece was actually the current Sona classic splash art that I had the honour of doing! I didn’t play league at the time because I was terrified of any PVP environment, but eventually my now girlfriend babysat me into the game through playing bots and learning about the champions’ stories, which inspired me to do a bunch of drawings as gifts for her of her favourites (Riven, Vayne). I also got a bunch of my own favourites after learning more about the champion lores, and out came all the fan art that I did!

 

What’s been your favorite piece to create, and why?

My favourite and most natural piece to create is the Nami/MF piece I did, Shipwreck. The composition came to me out of nowhere and the entire rest of the process was just putting what’s in my head onto the canvas, rather than battling the drawing to try to make things work out. I enjoyed thinking about the interaction between the two in the picture a lot, even more than the process of drawing itself. Did Nami strike at a time when MF is most vulnerable? Did Nami save MF from impending fiery doom and just savoring the moment before returning MF to the land? Thinking is the most fun part of drawing!

 

Do you have a dream project you’d like to work on?

I am extremely lucky because I am already working on my dream project–an original series called Carciphona (at carciphona.com). I don’t know how, but the public has given me enough generous support for me to be able to do this work of my own full time, write/draw/publish the story at my own pace, without the confines of a publisher’s deadlines and writing/art direction restriction, or fear of the series being dropped because it’s not mainstream or successful enough. Even to this day I feel baffled just putting this down in words; being able to do what you love for a living to this extent is like heaven for every creative, and I am so privileged to be there already.

Who’s your inspiration? Do you have any favorite League content creators?

In most cases, my inspiration lies in “what” rather than “who”. I feel most frequently inspired by things I see–even mundane things down the streets, stories I hear–be it a masterwork of fiction or the rundown of a friend’s day, news, experiences… There is so much to think about in everything that happens and there is always something to express through art.

 

But that is not to say fellow artists are not inspiring as well! I look up to many professional and peer artists alike and find motivation in seeing the fruits of their hardwork and gems of their genius. Some of my favourite League fan artists are:

Suqling – bask in her masterful storytelling and gorgeous art right before she strikes your vitals with her savage puns.
2gold – for her charming characters and beautiful colours!
Kaisinel – from monsters to people, kaisinel makes everything look SO GOOD.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the community?

Please allow me a moment to convince you how awesome it would be to have a League MMO. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to explore all of the breathtaking lore and world building work Riot has put in!? MAYBE IF WE SPAM ENOUGH RITO PLS, WE CAN CHANGE DESTINY??? :D

 
 
 

Last but not least, some awesome videos sharing Shilin’s painting process!

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Here are the most recent news in each category:

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Also, check out Soulless Fire’s player cards for this year’s Worlds!

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About the Harrowing
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Calisker Final PortraitHey everyone!

Some of you have questions around the Harrowing this year, and we wanted to give you a quick update:

In October, we shared that the Harrowing (and other seasonal events) are changing. You can check out the PBE Boards post here (sorry we didn’t post it to the main Boards as well, our bad).

In short: We’re releasing Legacy skins from past Harrowing events later this week. Zombie / Slayer skins are also rolling out soon, so get those chainsaws ready. We wanted to get you in the mood with a dark and terrifying tale of the unliving, “Shadow and Fortune: A Harrowing Story,” as well as updated biographies for some of our Shadow Isles champions.

And if you’re wondering about Snowdown, we have some great stuff in our bag of goodies that’ll look a little different from what you’ve previously seen. So hold on for info on that, we’ll share more once we have all the details sorted out.

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How will melee Champions be able to lane against Ranged during Preseason

Reinboom Final PortraitFirst up, Base AD:

The base AD changes are a slight power curve shift (note: there’s an eventual base AD loss).
These were mostly done because last hitting felt bad due to the change in masteries (loss of flat AD). This was felt most by ranged AD characters.
5 AD is potentially too much but it’s a starting point. Marksman AD can be dropped further from there.

Second up, and much more applicable:

Isolating some changes without calling out the other systemic changes on big patches such as these is very misleading.
For example, this topic does not mention that we changed “call for help” at all in favor of melee in lanes. There’s now a second response ring wrapped centered on the attacker that causes your minions to actually respond (notably to ranged attackers) when they’ve shoved you off minions hard.

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Can you elaborate on what Call for Help means

Reinboom Final PortraitSure.

What is Call for Help:

If a champion auto attacks another champion, then find all allied minions and turrets in a “large” ring centered on the champion being attacked. Those minions and turrets found in that ring then check if the attacking champion is within their auto attack range (+ a rather significant search area increase of 400 units if the responder is a minion).

Here’s an example of the ring:

That part isn’t changing.

What’s changing is that there is now a second ring.

In addition to searching for allied minions and turrets around the champion being attacked, there’s a second search around the champions that’s attacking. This search is the same size, but only affects minions (not turrets). Minions responding to the second ring don’t search beyond their attack radius though. They respond only if they could naturally attack the attacker.

This looks like:

(red is the current ring, blue is the new secondary ring)

Also in the prior image, you’ll notice the ranged minions have aggro’d on Caitlyn. This would not have happened in the current game because those minions are outside the red ring.

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Why is Vayne getting compensatory buffs for the BotRK nerfs on the PBE

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Repertoir New PortraitVayne’s changes on the PBE are not compensation for BotRK nerfs. They’re a push in the direction of making the character a bit more about using Silver Bolts effectively to win and less about out statting her opponents through raw Base AD.

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Repertoir New PortraitVayne’s AD/lvl is getting reduced by more than other marksmen in the upcoming preseason changes, alongside the changes to Silver Bolts. Maybe this was less clear, but when I said Base AD, I meant AD at level 1 plus AD/lvl.

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What if Vaynes ult buffed her Silver Bolts instead of giving her bonus AD

Repertoir New PortraitWe thought about a few things that Final Hour could do rather than just give AD, but we decided to take it slow and not force a big change when we didn’t feel like we had a great idea as to what to do.

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Why not take risks and rework Vayne in some way so shes balanced

Repertoir New PortraitPersonally, I’m pretty willing to take what players would perceive as risks on most champions if I think the changes make sense. In Vayne’s case for the preseason, her change wasn’t really intended to be a major highlight of the preseason, but more that every marksman got at least a nudge in the right direction. If I thought I had a good direction for a cool, new ultimate (or a positive change to Final Hour) for Vayne, I’d probably try to make it happen. That kind of focus was not put into Vayne specifically for the preseason, however.

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Why didnt Trundle Talon Aatrox or Pantheon receive compensatory buffs

Repertoir New PortraitI’m not necessarily saying the other 4 mentioned here won’t need some love in the new season, but Vayne’s changes were made to her not because we wanted to give compensation buffs of some sort. They, along with the numerous other changes made for marksmen in the preseason (all marksmen currently have changes planned for 5.22) were made to push her more toward a particular playstyle. I do understand that Silver Bolts isn’t the most loved ability out there by non-Vaynes, but it is what Vayne is all about, and there’s much more gameplay in making her get those Silver Bolts hits off than there is in her AD/lvl.

Anyway, I’ll try to make sure we keep an eye out for the other AD users that maybe aren’t feeling so loved in this preseason. Thanks for the post.

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2015 Worlds skins icons and wards hit the road

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BY RIOT SHANTZILLA

As the 2015 World Championship wraps up, we’re getting ready to send off the skins icons, and wards that helped celebrate the big event. Championship Kalista and the rest of the legacy esports skins won’t be back until next year, so pick them up before they sail away on a flowing river of tears cried by those who ran out of time. Icons, wards, and bundles will also be joining Champ Kalista and crew when they depart at 23:59 PT on November 5!

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[ 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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Check out Slayer Jinx, Zombie Nunu, Slayer Pantheon and Zilean’s new passive!

 

 

Champion Changes

 

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[ Note ] These changes aren’t available for testing yet.


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  • If Feast kills an enemy Champion, Cho’Gath gains 2 stacks (1 stack on live)
  • At 6 stacks, killing an enemy with Feast will also heal Cho’Gath for an amount equal to the stack’s worth (health scales up at level 6/11/16). The heal is doubled against enemy Champions.

 

To clarify, the heal values for Feasting with 6 stacks are as follow:

  • On minions/monsters at levels 6/11/16: 90/120/150
  • On Champions at levels 6/11/16: 180/240/300

 

 

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  • Damage decreased from 120/170/220/270/320 [ + 1.0 AP ] to 100/150/200/250/300 [ + 0.8 AP ]

 

 

Updated reports coming to the PBE

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Last month, we debuted upgrades to the Instant Feedback system (reform cards, improved chat restrictions and intentional feeding bans). Now, we’re continuing the overhaul by pushing out some improvements to the report system. We made two major changes to how you report someone:

The old system had a lot of categories, some of which were redundant, not useful, or simply out-of-date. After analyzing old report data and listening to community feedback, we winnowed the list down to seven types of behavior:

Sometimes a player might display multiple offensive behaviors in game – in the old system, it wasn’t possible to report them for more than one reason. With these upgrades, we’re allowing up to 3 categories to be selected when reporting a player. Keep in mind, selecting multiple categories doesn’t increase the severity of a report, so only select the offenses that happened in the game. In the future, players who falsely report others may face penalties. The more accurate the report, the better we can help players reform their behavior.

This should be hitting the PBE shortly. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

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Work-in-progress! The PBE is up.

 

Store Content

  • Cosmic Reaver Kassadin
  • Demon Vi
  • Spirit Fire Brand

Balance

  • Champion 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.

 


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Cosmic Reaver Kassadin will be discounted to 675 RP for OCE, with profits going to a charity. For other regions, he’ll be available for 975 RP for 4 days on release, after which he’ll return to his original price of 1350 RP.

 

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Demon Vi’s summoning will cost you 1350 RP. For the first 4 days after her release, the portal will only need 975 RP.


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You can purchase the superior version of blue Brand for 975 RP during the first 4 days of release, and 1350 RP afterwards.

 

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Champion Changes

 

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  • Attack Damage changed from 53.5 [+3.25 per level] to 50.5 [+3.5 per level]

 

 


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

 

[ 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.

 

Store Content

  • New Champion – Kindred
  • Shadowfire Kindred
  • Marauder Alistar
  • Marauder Olaf
  • Warden Jax
  • Warden Karma

Balance

  • Item Changes

Miscellaneous

  • Leashing Adjustments

 

NEW CHAMPION KINDRED

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Here’s her Champion Select quote:

 

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General Box

  • Base Health: 530 [+85 per level]
  • Base Health-per-5: 10 [+0.55 per level]
  • Base Mana: 300 [+35 per level]
  • Base Mana-per-5: 6.95 [+0.4 per level]
  • Base AD: 49 [+2.2 per level]
  • Auto-Attack Range: 500
  • Base Movement Speed: 325
  • Base Armor: 26.5 [+3.25 per level]
  • Base Magic Resist: 30

 

MARK OF THE KINDRED PASSIVE

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Both Lamb and Wolf mark targets to hunt. Lamb can choose a champion to hunt from the selection panel opened by the button beneath the passive icon. Wolf periodically hungers for and hunts jungle monsters.

Gaining a kill or assist on that target permanently empowers Kindred’s attacks, granting them 1.25% of the target’s current Health in bonus physical damage. After a successful hunt Lamb may not hunt that champion again for 4 minutes.

 

DANCE OF ARROWS Q

Dance of Arrows Final IconCost: 30 mana at all ranks || Cooldown: 9 seconds at all ranks || Range: 340

Kindred dashes in a target direction before firing at up to three nearby enemies, dealing 60/90/120/150/180 [ +X AD ] damage to each target.

Casting this spell while inside Wolf’s Frenzy or dashing in the spell’s area reduces the cooldown to 2 seconds.

 

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Cost: 40 mana at all ranks || Cooldown: 18/17/16/15/14 seconds

Passive: Kindred build stacks of Hunter’s Vigor as they move around, up to a maximum of 100. Once fully stacked, Kindred’s next basic attack steals a flat amount of health.

Active: Wolf temporarily splits from Lamb, creating a large spirit zone around him for 8 seconds and attacking whoever Lamb attacks, or his closest enemy, dealing 25/30/35/40/45 [ +X AD] + 40% of Mark of the Kindred’s stacked damage per hit.

 

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Mounting Dread Final IconCost: 70 mana at all ranks || Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds || Range: 500

 Kindred initially slows a targeted enemy by 70% for 1 second. If Lamb attacks the marked target twice, on the third hit Wolf will instead pounce, dealing 80/110/140/170/200 [ + X AD ] +5% of the target’s Health as physical damage [capped at 300 vs monsters].

 

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Lambs Respite Final IconCost: 100 mana at all ranks || Cooldown: 150/130/110 seconds || Range: 500

Kindred creates a large zone beneath itself or a targeted ally for 4 seconds. While active, Lamb’s Respite prevents ALL units from dropping below 10% of their maximum health. At the end of the spell’s duration, Lamb’s Respite heals for 200/250/300.

 

 

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Marauder Alistar will be available for 750 RP.

 

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Marauder Olaf will be available for 750 RP.

 

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Warden Jax will be available for 750 RP.

 

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Warden Karma will be available for 750 RP.

 

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  • Shadowfire Kindred 

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IRONSIDE MALPHITE

Ironside Malphite will be available in store for 975 RP.

 

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Item Changes


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  • Ranged champions now proc the Phantom hit passive every fourth hit, increased from every second

 

 

Adjustment to Leashing Rules

Xypherous Final PortraitNote: This isn’t in the current PBE build – but should be in for Tuesday / Wednesday during the next deploy.

We’ve significantly rewrote jungle monster leashing rules. This will not affect Epic Monsters – but will affect most monster camps.

The goals of this change are to visualize the complex set of leashing behaviors down to a few key visible metrics – as well as better balance control and support for unorthodox ways of dealing with jungle monsters (like continuously throwing them over walls).

All in all, these changes are aimed at making it easier for players to kite monsters in one direction, get better signalling as to when the monsters will leash and take measures to re-aggro the monster.

Changes

  • Large Monsters now display their “Patience” count as a bar above their heads.
  • If you do something that the Monster finds abusive, it will begin to lose Patience at a gradual rate. This continues until you stop the offending activity -or- the monster loses all his “Patience”
  • If a monster loses the entirety of their “Patience” – they will hard reset, losing interest in you and beginning to regenerate. They are then, unable to be engaged upon until they are above a certain health threshold (90% currently.)
  • Jungle Monster camps have their own unique leash radii to control for the various properties of each camp. Leash Radii is now mostly calculated by walking distance rather than as the crow flies.

Things that cause Monsters to lose “Patience” with you:

  • If the monster’s current target is far out of the monster’s camp and there are no other valid targets around.
  • If the monster has to switch targets and is being bounced around from target to target.
  • If the monster is waaaay far out of his camp. Like.. WAY far out.

  

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PBE Round-up: Patch 5.16

August 14th, 2015

 

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Patch 5.16 will be live in the early hours of August 19th, assuming there aren’t delays. Here are its contents:

 

Store Content

Fighter Updates

Balance

Miscellaneous

 

 

ACADEMY AHRI

Academy Ahri can join your local otaku convention for 750 RP.


 

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Arcade Riven will be available in store for 1350 RP.

 

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Arcade Riven Model 1 Arcade Riven Model 2

 

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Arcade Riven Q 2

 

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Arcade Riven Death

 

 

ACADEMY DARIUS

Academy Darius will be available for 750 RP.

 

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ACADEMY EKKO

Academy Ekko will cost 750 RP.

 

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ACADEMY VLADIMIR

Academy Vlad will be available for recruitment for 750 RP.

 

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BATTLE BOSS BLITZCRANK

Battle Boss Blitz will be sold for 1350 RP after Patch 5.16 hits live.

 

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ROCKET GRAB Q

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OVERDRIVE W

Battle Boss Blitz W

 

POWER FIST E

Battle Boss Blitz E 1

 

STATIC FIELD R

Battle Boss Blitz R 2 Battle Boss Blitz R 3

Battle Boss Blitz R 1

 

 

New Summoner Icons

 

Four new Summoner icons will be available some time after Patch 5.16 hits live. The middle ones are designed to match previous Arcade Skins – Arcade Sona and Final Boss Veigar.

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FIGHTER UPDATES

 

Darius Final Portrait

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  • Attack Range increased from 125 to 175
  • Attack Damage-per-level increased from 3.5 to 5
  • Health per level increased from 93 to 100
  • Armor per level increased from 3.5 to 4
  • Base Attack Speed reduced from 0.679 to 0.625
  • Attack Speed-per-level decreased from 4% to 1%

 

Buff BoxHemorrhage Final Icon

Hemorrhage [ Passive ]

  • [New] Bloodrage: Darius now enters Bloodrage for 5 seconds whenever an enemy champion reaches max Hemorrhage or dies to Noxian Guillotine. During Bloodrage, Darius gains 40-200 bonus Attack Damage and applies max Hemorrhage to enemies hit.
  • Bleed now deals physical damage instead of magic
  • Base bleed damage per stack decreased from 12-36 to 10-27
  • Darius no longer gains bonus Movement Speed if enemy champions are bleeding

 

Darius Passive 1 Darius Passive 2

 

Change BoxDecimate Final IconDecimate [ Q ]

  • Now has a 0.75 second delay before swinging
  • Darius heals for 10% of his missing Health for each enemy champion hit by the blade, capped at 30%
  • Damage on the outer circle has been changed from 105/157.5/210/262.5/315 [+1.05 Bonus AD] to 20/40/60/80/100 [+1/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4 Total AD]
  • Damage in the inner circle has been decreased from 66% of the outer circle’s damage to 50%, or 10/20/30/40/50 [+0.5/0.55/0.6/0.65/0.7 Total AD]
  • Mana cost has been decreased from 40 at all ranks to 30
  • Enemies hit by the handle (inner circle) no longer receive a stack of Hemorrhage

 

Change BoxCrippling Strike Final IconCrippling Strike [ W ]

  • Damage changed from 120/140/160/180/200% of Total AD to 140% of Total AD at all ranks
  • Slow strength increased from 20/25/30/35/40% to 90% at all ranks
  • Slow duration decreased from 2 seconds to 1
  • Crippling Strike no longer lowers the Attack Speed of enemies
  • Cooldown changed from 8 seconds at all ranks to 9/8/7/6/5
  • No longer reduces the base cooldown of the spell per Hemorrhage stack
  • Mana cost decreased from 30/35/40/45/50 to 30

 

Buff BoxApprehend Final IconApprehend [ E ]

  • Fixed a bug where enemies would be pulled in if they escaped the area during the cast time
  • Cast time decreased from 0.35 seconds to 0.25
  • Apprehend now slows pulled targets by 90% for 1 second

 

Change BoxNoxian Guilotine Final IconNoxian Guillotine [ R ]

  • Base minimum damage decreased from 160/250/340 to 100/200/300
  • No longer refunds Mana on re-casts; instead, all re-casts cost no Mana
  • At rank 3, Noxian Guillotine has no Mana cost
  • Upon executing an enemy champion, all nearby minions and monsters become terrified for a few seconds

 

 

Garen Final Portrait

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  • Recommended items updated
  • Health-per-level decreased from 96 to 84.25
  • AD-per-level increased from 3.5 to 4.5
  • Armor-per-level increased from 2.7 to 3
  • Auto Attack range increased from 125 to 175

 

Nerf BoxDecisive Strike Final IconDecisive Strike [ Q ]

  • Silence duration decreased from 1.5/1.75/2/2.25/2.5 seconds to 1.5 at all ranks
  • Duration of Movement Speed buff decreased from 1.5/2.25/3/3.75/4.5 seconds to 1.5/2/2.5/3/3.5
  • Additionally, Garen moves up to 50 units toward his target when attacking with Decisive Strike from maximum Auto Attack range

 

Nerf BoxCourage Final IconCourage [ W ]

  • No longer grants 20% bonus Armor and Magic Resist
  • New passive: Killing units permanently grants 0.25 Armor and Magic Resist (0.3 for Champion/Large Monsters/Epic Monster kills), up to a maximum of 30 at all ranks
  • Active no longer decreases the duration of incoming CC by 30%

 

Change BoxJudgement Final IconJudgment [ E ]

  • Damage per tick changed from 10/22.5/35/47.5/60 [+0.35/0.4/0.45/0.5/0.55 Total AD] to 20/25/30/35/40 [+46/47/48/49/50% of Total AD]
  • Judgment deals 33% increased damage if it’s hitting a single enemy
  • Base damage ticks per cast decreased from 6 to 5
  • Cooldown decreased from 13/12/11/10/9 seconds to 9 at all ranks
  • New passive: Judgement’s spin speed permanently increases at levels 1/4/7/10/13/16, resulting in a total of 5/6/7/8/9/10 maximum ticks of damage per cast
  • Garen no longer moves 20% slower while moving through minions
  • Judgement no longer deals decreased damage to minions

 

Buff BoxDemacian Justice Final IconDemacian Justice [ R ]

  • New Passive: The enemy champion with the most recent kills is marked as Villain. Judgment ticks and basic attacks on the Villain deal an additional 1% of its max Health as true damage
  • Demacian Justice now deals true damage to the Villain instead of magic damage

 

Garen Villain 1 Garen Villain 2

 

STEEL LEGION GAREN

Steel Legion garen Villain 1 Steel Legion Garen Villain 2

 

 

Mordekaiser Final Portrait

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  • Recommended Items updated
  • Base Movement Speed decreased from 340 to 330
  • Base Health decreased from 555 to 525
  • Health-per-level increased from 73 to 80
  • AD-per-level increased from 3.5 to 5
  • Attack Speed-per-level increased from 2.6% to 3%
  • Health-per-5 increased from 3.3 [+0.3 per level] to 4 [+0.55 per level]
  • Attack animation improved, but no longer scales as well with Attack Speed
  • Auto attack range increased from 125 to 200
  • Armor-per-level increased from 2.7 to 3

 

Change BoxIron Man Final IconIron Man [ Passive ]

  • Shield decay-per-second changed from 3% of the shield’s max value to 2% of base Health
  • The shield will now stop decaying when it reaches 25%
  • Maximum shield value is now equal to 25% of Morde’s maximum Health (no longer scales with level)
  • Shield generation decreased from 35% of damage dealt to 25%

 

Buff BoxMace of Spades Final IconMace of Spades [ Q ]

  • Now buffs Mordekaisers next 3 attacks. The first one deals  4/8/12/16/20 [+0.25 Total AD] [+0.2 AP]  bonus magic damage. Each next strike deals 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3 times the damage of the previous one. Maximum damage of the third strike is 27/54/81/108/135 [+2.25 Total AD] [+1.8 AP]
  • Health cost decreased from 20/25/30/35/40 to 20/23/26/29/32
  • Cooldown increased from 8/7/6/5/4 seconds to 10/8.5/7/6.5/5

 

Change BoxHarvester of Sorrow Final IconHarvester of Sorrow [ W ]

  • New Passive: Mordekaiser receives full experience from any lane minion he kills, regardless of lane partners;
  • New Active - Harvesters of Sorrow: Mordekaiser and target ally champion gain 75 Movement Speed while moving toward one another;
  • When close to one another, both deal 140/180/220/260/280 [+0.6 AP] magic damage to nearby enemies over 4 seconds. Mordekaiser can reactive the ability to instantly steal half the spell’s DoT, or 50/70/90/110/130 [+0.3 AP]. This value is reduced to 33% against minions, with a maximum of three targets;
  • Cooldown decreased from 20/18/16/14/12 seconds to 12/11/10/9/8;
  • Health cost removed.

 

Change BoxSiphon of Destruction Final IconSiphon of Destruction [ E ]

  • Base damage decreased from 70/115/160/205/250 to 35/65/95/125/155
  • Now additionally scales with 0.6 of Total AD
  • Cooldown decreased from 6 seconds at all ranks to 6/5.75/5.5/5.25/5
  • If the spell hits an enemy Champion, Morde instantly fills 15% of his maximum shield
  • AoE range increased from 650 to 675

 

Morde E 1

 

Buff BoxChildren of the Grave Final IconChildren of the Grave [ R ]

  • Damage decreased from 24/29/34 [+ 0.04 AP] % to 20/25/30 [+ 0.04 AP] % of target’s maximum health (again, half the damage is dealt, instant, half over a 10-second period)
  • New Passive – Dragon Force: Dealing damage to the Dragon curses it for 10 seconds. If Mordekaiser’s team kills a cursed target, Mordekaiser gets a ghost of that target that has 30% the stats of a regular Dragon
  • Ghost duration increased from 45 seconds at all ranks to 45/60/75
  • Additionally, Mordekaiser gains 30% of his ghost’s AP and 25% of its bonus Health
  • The ghost is granted 10/25/50 bonus AD and bonus Health equal to 15% of Mordekaiser’s maximum Health

 

Morde Dragon 1

 

Mordekaiser’s also received new icons. From left to right: Passive, Q, Q second & third hits, W, W recast, E, R and R for Dragon’s soul:

MordekaiserPassive MordekaiserQ MordekaiserQ2 MordekaiserQ3 MordekaiserW MordekaiserE MordekaiserW2 MordekaiserR MordekaiserRDragon

 

 

Skarner Final Portrait

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  • Recommended Items updated
  • Base Movement speed decreased from 345 to 330
  • Base Health-per-level decreased from 96 to 84.25
  • AD-per-level increased from 4.2 to 4.5
  • Auto-attack animation is now much faster

 

New Item BoxCrystal Spires Final IconCrystal Spires [ New Passive ]

  • Skarner’s presence causes crystals to spawn in set locations around the map. Crystals can be captured by either team by standing on top of them. Capturing prevents them from being captured by the opposing team for 15 seconds
  • While near active crystals, Skarner gains 100 flat Movement Speed, 42% [+6% per level] Attack Speed and restores 3% of his maximum Mana per second
  • If an enemy caps a Crystal Shrine alone, they will receive 5 gold.

 

Crystal capture specifics:

  • Crystals remain captured permanently for the capturing team until recaptured by the opposing team
  • Capturing a crystal grants 15g to players that helped capture it
  • Crystals are locked out of being recaptured for 10 seconds after being captured
  • While on the 10 second lockout, crystals provide vision in a medium area around them (and provide no other vision the rest of the time)
  • If a member of the team owning the crystal is standing on the crystal, it cannot be captured

 

Skarner Passive Updated 1 Skarner Passive Updated 2

Skarner Shrine 3 Skarner Passive Updated 3

 

Note that the shrines look differently for two of Skarner’s skins:

BATTLECAST ALPHA SKARNER Banner

Battlecast Skarner Passive Updated 1 Battlecast Skarner Passive Updated 2

 

GUARDIAN OF THE SANDS SKARNER Banner

Guardian Skarner Passive 1 Guardian Skarner Passive 2

 

Change BoxCrystal Slash Final Icon Crystal Slash [ Q ]

  • Uncharged damage changed from 20/30/40/50/60 [+0.4 Bonus AD] to 0.33/0.36/0.39/0.42/0.45 Total AD
  • Charged damage changed from 20/30/40/50/60 [+0.2 AP] to 0.33/0.36/0.39/0.42/0.45 Total AD
  • Cooldown decreased from 3.5 seconds at all ranks to 3.5/3.25/3/2.75/2.5
  • Duration of charge buff decreased from 5 seconds to 4
  • Against non-champions, basic attacks now decrease Skarner’s cooldowns by 0.25 seconds, decreased from 0.5
  • Mana cost decreased from 16/17/18/19/20 to 10/11/12/13/14
  • Crystal Slash no longer stacks bonus Movement Speed and Attack Speed

 

Change BoxCrystalline Exoskeleton Final IconCrystalline Exoskeleton [ W ]

  • Shield value changed from 80/135/190/245/300 [+0.8 AP] to 12/13/14/15/16% of Max HP [+0.8 AP]

 

 

Buff BoxFracture Final IconFracture [ E ]

  • Missile speed now decreases for each champion hit
  • Enemies hit by Fracture are afflicted with Crystal Venom for 5 seconds, causing Skarner’s next basic attack against them to deal 25/50/75/100/125 additional physical damage and stun them for 1 second.
  • If Skarner stuns an enemy with Fracture [ E ] or Impale [ R ], he gains all the bonuses from his Crystal Spires for the duration of the stun / suppression and reduces the cooldown of Fracture by the same amount
  • Cooldown increased from 12/11.5/11/10.5/10 seconds to 13/12.5/12/11.5/11
  • Mana cost decreased from 50/55/60/65/70 to 55 at all ranks

 

Change BoxImpale Final IconImpale [ R ]

  • Base magic damage decreased from 100/150/200 to 20/60/100
  • Now deals additional physical damage both at the start of the channel and at the end, equal to 100% of Skarner’s Total AD
  • Mana cost decreased from 100/125/150 to 100 at all ranks
  • Cooldown decreased from 110/100/90 seconds to 120/100/80
  • No longer deals bonus damage to targets with Crystal Venom

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Ahri Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxEssence Theft Final IconEssence Theft [ Passive ]

  • Flat heal decreased from 2 + 1-per-level to 3/5/9/18 [values for levels 1/6/11/16]. AP ratio unchanged

 

 

Alistar Final Portrait

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  • Health-per-level increased from 102 to 106

 

 

Amumu Final Portrait

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  • Armor-per-level increased from 3.3 to 3.8

 

 

Azir Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalConquering Sands Final Icon Banana Jukes [ Q + E Combo ]

  • Azir’s E+Q combo will now be much less dependent on latency. Here‘s a GIF by Riot Exgeniar that shows off the change.

 

 

Bard Final Portrait

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  • Health-per-level increased from 85 to 89

 

 

Blitzcrank Final Portrait

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  • Armor-per-level increased from 3.5 to 4

 

 

Braum Final Portrait

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  • Armor-per-level increased from 4 to 4.5

 

 

Elise Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxNeurotoxin Final IconNeurotoxin [ Human Q ]

  • Current Health damage decreased from 8% to 4%

 

 

 

Kassadin Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxRiftwalk Final IconRiftwalk [ R ]

  • First jump’s damage additionally scales with 0.2 AP; each subsequent Riftwalk scales with 0.1 AP

 

 

Kayle Final Portrait

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  • Base Attack Damage decreased from 59 to 54

 

 

LeBlanc Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxDistortion Final IconDistortion [ W ]

  • Travel speed increased from 1300 to 1450

 

 

 

Lee Sin Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxFlurry Final IconFlurry [ Passive ]

  • Lee Sin now gains 20 energy back on the first basic attack and 10 on the second, changed from 15 energy on both attacks

 

Buff BoxDragons Rage Final IconDragon’s Rage [ R ]

  • If the target of the kick hits an enemy Champion, it deals additional physical damage equal to 12/15/18% of its bonus Health (damage stacks with more targets hit)

 

 

Leona Final Portrait

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  • Armor-per-level increased from 3.1 to 3.6

 

 

Lissandra Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxFrozen Tomb Final IconFrozen Tomb [ R ]

  • When self-cast, Frozen Tomb heals Lissandra for 100/150/200 [+0.3 AP]; this value is increased by 1% for each 1% of Health missing

 

 

Lucian Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxLightslinger Final IconLightslinger [ Passive ]

  • Damage on second shot increased from 30/40/50% of Total AD [values for level 1/7/13] to 30/40/50/60% AD [values for level 1/6/11/16]

 

Buff BoxArdent Blaze Final IconArdent Blaze [ W ]

  • Bonus Movement Speed increased from 40/45/50/55/60 to 60/65/70/75/80
  • Duration of MS buff decreased from 2 seconds to 1
  • Lucian can now gain the MS buff if any ally hits a target marked by Ardent Blaze
  • Mana cost decreased from 60 at all ranks to 50

 

 

Nami Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxSurging Tides Final IconSurging Tides [ Passive ]

  • Flat Movement Speed buff increased from 40 to 60

 


Buff BoxTidal Wave Final IconTidal Wave [ R ]

  • Allies hit by the wave receive double the movement speed buff from Surging Tides (120 flat)

 

 

Nasus Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxSiphoning Strike Final IconSiphoning Strike [ Q ]

  • While the Siphoning Strike buff is active, Nasus’s basic attack range is increased from 125 to 150

 

 

Nautilus Final Portrait

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  • Armor-per-level increased from 3.25 to 3.75

 

 

Rammus Final Portrait

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  • Armor-per-level increased from 3.8 to 4.3

 

Buff BoxDefensive Ball Curl Final IconDefensive Ball Curl [ W ]

  • Base magic damage dealt to enemies that hit Rammus has been increased from 15/25/35/45/55 to 25/35/45/55/65

 

 

Rumble Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxThe Equalizer Final IconThe Equalizer [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 105/90/75 seconds to 120/110/100

 

 

 

Tahm Kench Final Portrait

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  • Armor-per-level increased from 3 to 3.5

 

 

Taric Final Portrait

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  • Armor-per-level increased from 3.2 to 3.7

 

 

Teemo Final Champion Portrait

 

Buff BoxNoxious Trap Final IconNoxious Trap [ R ]

  • Now grants vision of enemies hit by a shroom for the duration of the DoT (doesn’t reveal stealthed enemies)
  • Slow no longer decays over the duration of the DoT

 

 

Thresh Final Portrait

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  • Health-per-level increased from 89 to 93

 

 

Twitch Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxAmbush Final IconAmbush [ Q ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 60 at all ranks to 40

 

 

Buff BoxSpray and Pray Final IconSpray-and-Pray [ R ]

  • Bonus Attack Damage increased from 20/28/36 to 20/30/40

 

 

 

VelKoz Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxPlasma Fission Final IconPlasma Fission [ Q ]

  • Cast time decreased from 0.3 seconds to 0.25
  • Range of secondary missiles increased from 900 to 1100

 

 

Viktor Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxPrototype Hexcore Final IconPrototype Hex Core

  • Ability power-per-level decreased from 3 to 1
  • Now additionally grants 10 mana per level

 

Nerf BoxHexcore MK 1 Final IconHex Core MK-1

  • Ability power-per-level decreased from 4 to 3
  • No longer grants 20 flat AP and 150 flat mana
  • Now grants 15 mana per level

 

Nerf BoxHexcore MK 2 Final IconHex Core MK-2

  • Ability power-per-level increased from 5 to 6
  • No longer grants 40 flat AP and 300 flat mana
  • Now grants 20 mana per level

 

Change BoxPerfect Hex Core Final IconPerfect Hex Core

  • Ability power-per-level increased from 6 to 10
  • No longer grants 60 flat AP and 500 flat mana
  • Now grants 20 mana per level

 

 

Volibear Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxThunder Claws Final IconThunder Claws [ R ]

  • Range on chain lightning increased from 330 to 550
  • When cast, Volibear immediately deals 75/115/155 [+ 0.3 AP] magic damage to up to 4 nearby enemies

 

 

Zac Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxElastic Slingshot Final IconElastic Slingshot [ E ]

  • Maximum range increased from 1150/1250/1350/1450/1550 to 1200/1350/1500/1650/1800

 

 

Zed Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxDeath Mark Final IconDeath Mark [ R ]

  • Delay on recasting Death Mark has been decreased from 1 second to 0.5

 

 

 

NEW ITEMS

 

New Item BoxDead Mans Plate Final IconDead Man’s Plate

Recipe: Chain Vest [750 Gold] + Giant’s Belt [1000 Gold] + Ruby Crystal [400 Gold]

Total Cost: 2750 Gold

Grants 600 Health and 50 Armor

UNIQUE Passive – Dreadnought: While moving, build stacks of Momentum, increasing movement speed by up to 60 at 100 stacks. Momentum quickly decays while not moving.

UNIQUE Passive – Crushing Blow: Basic attacks discharge all Momentum, dealing 1 physical damage per 2 stacks. If 100 stacks are discharged the passive deals double damage. Melee attacks at 100 stacks will also apply a 75% slow that decays over 1 second.

 

Dead Mans Plate

 

New Item BoxSteraks Gage Final IconSterak’s Gage

Recipe: Giant’s Belt [1000 Gold] + Long Sword [360 Gold] + 1190 Gold combine cost = 2550 Gold total

Grants 500 Health and AD equal to 25% of the user’s Base AD

UNIQUE Passive: Upon taking at least 400 to 1800 damage (based on level) within 5 seconds, gain Primal Rage for 8 seconds.

Primal Rage: Grow in size and strength, gaining increased size, +25% additional Base Attack Damage, and a rapidly decaying shield for 30% of your maximum Health.

 

Steraks Gage

 

New Item Box Titanic Hydra Final IconTitanic Hydra (Melee Only)

Recipe: Tiamat [1900 Gold] + Giant’s Belt [1000 Gold] + 400 Gold combine cost = 3300 Gold total

Grants 400 Health, 50 AD and 100% Base Health Regen

UNIQUE Passive:

UNIQUE Passive – Cleave: Basic attacks deal 5 plus 1% of your maximum health as bonus physical damage on hit to your target and 40 plus 2.5% of your maximum health as physical damage in a cone to other enemies in a cone.

UNIQUE Active – Crescent: Your next basic attack deals physical damage equal to 40 plus 10% of your maximum health in a larger cone on hit (20 second cooldown, Cleave doesn’t apply to this attack).

 

Titanic Hydra

 

 

Item Changes

Ravenous Hydra’s received a new icon:

 

Ravenous Hydra Final Icon

 

MAGIC RESISTANCE

 

Buff BoxNull Magic Mantle Final IconNull-Magic Mantle

  • Cost decreased from 500 to 450

 

 

Buff BoxNegatron Cloak Final IconNegatron Cloak

  • Cost decreased from 850 Gold to 800

 

 

Buff BoxWits End Final IconWit’s End

  • Total cost decreased from 2600 to 2550

 

Change BoxAegis Final IconAegis of the Legion

  • Total cost decreased from 1900 Gold to 1580
  • Recipe Change: Null Magic Mantle [500 Gold] + Crystalline Bracer [600 Gold]
  • Now grants 100% Base HP regen
  • Aura no longer grants HP regen and the bonus MR to allies has been decreased from 20 to 15
  • Aura Regen: No longer grants HP Regen as an Aura.

 

Change BoxLocket of Solari Final IconLocket of the Iron Solari

  • Total cost decreased from 2800 Gold to 2730
  • Shield strength increased from 50-230 to 75-345
  • Shield duration decreased from 5 seconds to 2

 

Buff BoxBanner of Command Final IconBanner of Command

  • Total cost decreased from 3000 Gold to 2730

 

 

Buff BoxSpectres Cowl Final IconSpectre’s Cowl

  • Magic Resistance increased from 35 to 40

 

 

Buff BoxSpirit Visage Final IconSpirit Visage

  • Total cost decreased from 2750 Gold to 2700
  • Magic Resistance increased from 55 to 60
  • Bonus Base Health regeneration increased from 100% to 150%

 

Buff BoxBanshees Veil Final IconBanshee’s Veil

  • Total cost decreased from 2750 Gold to 2700
  • Recipe Change: Ruby Crystal [400 Gold] swapped for Crystalline Bracer [600 Gold]
  • Magic Resistance increased from 55 to 60

 

 

ARMOR RESISTANCE

 

Change BoxRaptors Cloak Final IconRaptor’s Cloak

  • Total cost increased from 1000 Gold to 1100
  • Bonus Base Health regeneration increased from 100% to 150%
  • Point Runner: Movement speed maximum reduced to 20% (from 30%). However, Movement Speed now decays over 2 seconds instead of instantly dropping off when you leave the proximity of a tower.

 

Change BoxZzrot Portal Final IconZZ’Rot Portal

  • Total cost decreased from 2800 Gold to 2750
  • Point Runner: See Raptor Cloak.
  • Void Spawn Health Decay: Is now a % of their current health rather than maximum, minimum of one. This effectively doubles their health (and roaming range!) but greatly reduces their effective health at all points.
  • Void Spawn Gold Counter: Now shows you how much gold you earned from Voidlings.
  • Empowered Void Spawn: Empowered Voidlings now scale off 15% of your maximum Health rather than your resistances.

 

Change BoxOhmwrecker Final IconOhmwrecker

  • Point Runner: See ZZ’Rot Portal

 

 

ARMOR ITEMS

 

Buff BoxGlacial Shroud Final IconGlacial Shroud

  • Total Cost decreased from 950 Gold to 900

 

 

Nerf BoxWardens Mail Final IconWarden’s Mail

  • Total Cost increased from 1050 Gold to 1100

 

 

Nerf BoxFrozen Heart Final IconFrozen Heart

  • Price increased from 2450 Gold to 2600
  • Armor decreased from 100 to 90

 

Buff BoxIceborn Gauntlet Final Icon Iceborn Gauntlet

  • Total cost decreased from 2900 to 2850

 

 

Buff BoxZekes Harbinger Final IconZeke’s Harbinger

  • Total cost decreased from 2300 to 2250

 

 

Nerf BoxThornmail Final Icon Thornmail

  • Price increased from 2100 Gold to 2300
  • UNIQUE Passive now reflects 15% of damage + 25% of the user’s bonus Armor, changed from 30% of damage

 

Change BoxRanduins Omen Final IconRanduin’s Omen

  • Total Cost decreased from 2850 Gold to 2700
  • Health decreased from 500 to 400
  • Armor decreased from 70 to 60
  • Cold Steel Passive: Unchanged
  • Crit Damage Reduction: Now reduces critical strike damage taken by 10%.
  • Slow Active: Duration no longer scales off Armor and Magic Resistance, instead it will always slow for a flat four seconds.

 

HEALTH

 

Change BoxWarmogs Armor Final IconWarmog’s Armor

  • Now grants 200% Base Health Regen [zero on live]
  • Passive Changed: Grants Warmog’s Heart if you have above 3000 life. Warmog’s Heart restores 3% of your maximum life per second when you haven’t taken damage in 8 seconds.

 

Nerf BoxRighteous Glory Final IconRighteous Glory

  • Total Cost decreased from 2500 Gold to 2400
  • Catalyst Passive: Loses Catalyst Passive on Upgrade.

 

Change BoxCinderhulk Final IconCinderhulk

  • Base Health increased from 300 to 400
  • Health multiplier decreased from 25% to 15%

 

 

ARCADE LOGIN SCREEN MUSIC

 

Here’s the login screen that will air live with Patch 5.16 to celebrate the release of Arcade Riven and Battle Boss Blitz:

 

Below you can find the still image for the animation, as well as the login music:

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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 30 07 Banner

 

PBE 30/07

  • New Teemo Icons
  • Champion Changes
  • Tweaks to Nami’s Chroma Pack

 

[ 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.

 


NEW TEEMO ICONS

[ Note ] Teemo received major changes in this PBE update.

 

From left to right: Passive, AS buff icon from Passive, Q, W, E and R.

Teemo_P Teemo_P_Buff Teemo_Q Teemo_W Teemo_E Teemo_R

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Teemo Final Champion Portrait

 

Camouflage Final IconCamouflage [ Passive ]

  • Bonus Attack Speed after leaving stealth changed from 10 [+5% per level] to 20/40/60/80% at levels 1/5/10/15

 

 

TWEAKS TO NAMIS CHROMA PACK

Two of Nami’s recolors have received a minor brush-up:

 

Nami Updated Chroma 1 Nami Updated Chroma 2

 

ALL PBE UPDATES FOR PATCH 515 CYCLE

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Discussion on New Poppy Banner

Meddler talks about the likelihood of Poppy being a dedicated tank post-rework.

 

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Poppy hasnt been nerfed because shes not a consistent pick ban in pro play

Meddler Final PortraitThat’s it in a nutshell. Poppy getting picked occasionally doesn’t worry us. Poppy as regularly played though, pick/ban especially, would be a problem. Because of that we’ve got a Poppy rework in progress, with one of the aims of that project being to make it so if Poppy’s strong enough to get regular play that’s fine, rather than something we feel compelled to deal with.

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Do you think Poppy should be changed from a burst champion to a tank

Meddler Final PortraitI do feel tank is a good fit for Poppy. She’s a determined, honorable, warrior who wants to be right in the middle of the fight. Her signature gameplay traits are a hammer smash, charging someone into a wall and being extremely hard to kill, all of which can fit well with the tank class (think more Sion as a tank, than Braum as a tank).

Certainly, she’s also got a lot of kill potential at present. Extremely hard to kill or CC, really burst champion with some mobility’s not a good combo though, and it’s only held in check at present since Poppy’s early game is atrocious and she’s kept a bit weak in general. Of the two sides of her we could focus on the tank/fighter side seems like a much better fit to me than the assassin/burst side.

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Will you keep Lolipoppys original splash art after the rework

Meddler Final PortraitI haven’t dared ask what the plans for that are nightmarish creation are yet.

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Isnt it boring for paladins to always be in the middle of fights and not do damage

Meddler Final PortraitI’m with you that honorable and middle of the fight aren’t the same thing. I’d describe both Ashe and Lee Sin as honorable in terms of personality for example, yet neither wants to be right in the midst of everything (Ashe wants to keep her distance, Lee Sin usually wants to be killing or ulting a prime target so spends more time around the edges waiting for his moment). In Poppy’s case though I feel both honorable and middle of the fight do apply.

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Shens Q and W to be reworked Banner

Meddler iterates on  the recently-mentioned Shen rework and mentions his Q and W spells will likely be completely changed.

 

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Why are TF and Pantheons ults not canceled by damage like Tahm and Reksais

Meddler Final Portrait Consistency’s something we explicitly wanted to avoid in these cases. The goal with Rek’Sai and Tahm Kench’s ults was to offer teleports that were used in different ways to avoid overlapping too much on what makes TF and Panth distinctive. Rek’Sai has no range limit on her teleport, but can’t use it to disenage easily, while TF’s much more slippery, but has a significantly shorter range and a noticeably higher CD.


Consistency’s something we do value in cases where it makes things easier to understand at a glance (e.g. the commonly used ‘you’ve stunned’ purple VFX above stunned champions’ heads). It’s not something we want to pursue whenever possible though. We want different champions to bring different tools to the game, testing different skills and creating different decisions. Additionally, sometimes a solution in one case isn’t appropriate for another (e.g. Lucian’s a spell cast heavy ADC whose mana costs become much less significant over the course of the game. Kog’Maw’s another spell cast heavy ADC, his mana costs need to remain really meaningful however).

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I find Shens Q having the same range as Yasuos Q to be very unthematic

Meddler Final PortraitMatching thematics with gameplay is something we put a lot of effort into, there are times though where we need to prioritize balance over lighter thematic expectations. Having a thrown weapon have the same range as a long spear stab or sword thrust is that sort of case (by contrast if Caitlyn, as a sniper, had a really low attack range that’d be a pretty significant disconnect).

As far as Shen goes we think he’s in a pretty effective spot right now and don’t currently have any plans to add more power to him. It’s also very likely his Q will be replaced or very heavily modified in his gameplay update (we’d like to give him a more interesting combat pattern for laning/1v1s and changing the Q will be a significant part of that).

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Do you think Swain is in a good spot right now

Meddler Final PortraitOverall yes. We’ve always been a bit suspicious that Swain might actually be too strong and potentially pretty oppressive if the right meta came along. So far though that remains just a theory. Swain doesn’t see regular professional play, but his balance is in a good spot otherwise. No current plans for him as a result.

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Will there be any changes to Shens lack of splitpushing or his Feint W

Meddler Final PortraitIt’s very likely we’ll keep Shen as a low waveclear champion, his inability to push quickly’s a really important safety valve on his ultimate.

Feint we’ll almost certainly replace outright. Odds are fairly high some form of other defensive ability will replace it, Shen needs some inherent survivability.

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Changelog for New Hud Banner

Changes to the new HUD will be hitting the PBE next week.

 

HUD changes for next PBE build

Chager Final PortraitWe’ve received a lot of good feedback and have made some adjustments to the HUD to test out before the next release:

  • Cooldown timers now take the entire skill square (no longer circular)
  • We’ve made the CD timers go from full to empty to better show cooldown time (vs. fill up)
  • Off cooldown flash has been changed in color (gold) and reduced in animation length
  • Multiple sounds have been removed or softened (skill up, scoreboard open close, player stat window open close)
  • Some fonts have changed
    — Please note we’ve just implemented a new font system and are going through and tuning all the places fonts are displayed. There’s still a lot of polish left to do but we wanted to get it out and tested on PBE as we iterate
  • Changed crit and attack range in the character stats page (crit now displays in bottom left of base window and attack range in bottom left of extended stat window)

Things we’re looking to get out early next week:

  • Adjusting color of OOM and CD to have differentiated colors
  • Ongoing font work (both color/shadow and size/typography)
  • More space between ally portraits and minimap (and making portraits bigger)
  • Level up animation color differentiation and animation shortening

Thanks,
-Chager

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Colorblind Mode is in a terrible state

Rayven New PortraitHi, we hear you! We are working on a TON of readability improvements for the next patch including:

  • Clearer, larger fonts
  • Text colors and styling (as well as darker bgs for contrast)
  • Full square ability cooldowns with a more readable color
  • Pulled way back on animation length and noise
  • A lot less blue
  • More negative space between elements
  • Larger team frames and meters
  • More readable stats
  • More readable spell pips

All that said, our internal colorblind testers (red/green) found the new minimap to be more readable than the old one due to the toned down bg. Are you having trouble tracking info on it?

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Can you not make pots fully gray when they cant be used

Rayven New PortraitWe might pull back on the fully grey pots. They’re grey in the old HUD as well, but not completely.

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Will we be able to move around item slots in the shop menu

Rayven New PortraitWe want this as well. Weren’t able to do it as part of this feature though :(

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The new minimap is weird and attracts my eyes when I dont want to look at it

Rayven New PortraitIt was jarring for us at first too, but in the end we felt things read better with the dim bg. Your feedback is noted though. LMK if you get used to it over time.

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The scoreboard is currently hard to navigate

Rayven New PortraitYeah we want to improve the scoreboard this patch. What else are you having trouble seeing other than MIA?

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The Champion stat icons for Attack Range and Crit Chance should be swapped

Rayven New PortraitThanks Throstus, we are swapping AR for crit and I’ll move that icon over :)

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The cooldown and outofmana animations look to similar to each other

Rayven New PortraitWe are doing a big differentiation pass on cd and oom. The funny thing is, they were both blue in the old HUD as well. Need to find the right balance though.

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Why was the scoreboard global kills towers moved to the bottom right

Rayven New PortraitThe concept was to get frequently checked strategic info in one glance rather than darting your eyes around the screen. I think we could have chunked info better for sure to cut down on the “clutter.”

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The shop menu takes too much space Can we be given the option to resize it

Rayven New PortraitYou can scale the Shop down by grabbing and dragging the bottom right corner – I agree it’s too big. I scale mine all the way down.

We are working on most of the contrast issues you mentioned.

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Fiora’s new ultimate has caused some balance concerns among the community regarding the lack of counterplay in spells that deal %HP true damage.

 

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I hope HP true damage doesnt become an overused mechanic in new kits

Meddler Final PortraitIt’s a mechanic we only intend to only use very occasionally (hence the 4 year gap between Vayne’s release with it and Fiora’s rework gaining it). It’s something we’ve explored on a few different prototypes post Vayne release, this is the first time though where we’ve concluded it was an appropriate fit. % max hp physical/magic damage or flat true damage are almost always the more appropriate tool for abilities that need to be limited against squishy targets/strengthened against tankier targets.

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Whatre your thoughts on Vaynes current state

Meddler Final PortraitWe’re pretty happy with Vayne’s current state. She’s a reasonable pick, especially if you build a team that supports her well. She’s got clear weaknesses though, and doesn’t offer things almost all other ADCs do. When you pick Vayne you’re choosing to give up various tools in exchange for her strengths.

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RANKED DECAY RETURNS ON JULY 27TH

 

Ranked decay coming back on July 27th

Riot Mirross Final PortraitHey folks,

Last week, we temporarily disabled ranked queues and ranked decay so players wouldn’t lose LP while ranked was down. Ranked decay will be re-enabled return on July 27 at 12:00PM PDT in all regions.

The time that’s passed will still count against your inactivity period when decay is re-enabled, so if you’ve taken a break, make sure to play a game before July 27 if you want to avoid the LP penalty. If you’ve been playing consistently, this won’t affect you at all.

Ranked decay refresher:

Bronze, Silver & Gold:

There’s no decay in solo or team queues for these tiers.

Platinum & Diamond:

Solo and team queues:

After 28 days of inactivity in a particular ranked queue, you’ll be hidden from the standings in your league. You’ll also lose LP depending on your current tier. Every seven days thereafter, you’ll lose LP until you play a match in that queue particular.

Master & Challenger:

Solo queue:

Decay sets in after 10 days of inactivity to ensure competition continues at the highest echelons of League.

Team queue:

Decay occurs after 28 days to account for the difficulties of managing five (or more) player schedules.

Find out more about ranked decay.

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Riot’s LAN site has posted all sorts of digital Bilgewater-themed goodies:

 

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Bilgewater Events and Tournaments Banner

You can find a Bilgewater tournament to participate in and compete for rewards HERE.

 

TLDR: Bilgewater-themed live events are happening all around the world. Join the party and experience Bilgewater in a whole new way–and yes, there may be loot to plunder.

Special Bilgewater Boarding Parties are being planned and we need you on board. Be a part of history as you meet with other players and bring Bilgewater to life. Crew members who are victorious in combat (we mean tournaments) will be rewarded with Bilgewater prizing. If you’re part of one of the in-person Bilgewater Boarding Parties, there may be exclusive swag you can’t get anywhere else.

Be part of League of Legends history and bring Bilgewater to real life!


WHAT BOARDING PARTIES ARE HAPPENING NEAR ME

Community-Run Events

These are special Bilgewater Boarding Parties organized and run by members of your local community. These events will take place between July 30th and August 9th at in-person locations around the world and online.

To register for a community-run Boarding Party head to the Community Events page, find an event near you (or online) and click the “Register” button. Be sure to read the event details for info on how to join in the fun. New events will be added as they are approved. Be sure to check back often to get the most updated list.

 

INPERSON TOURNAMENTS

In-person tournamentsMeet other League of Legends fans for a face-to-face tournament held in a real-world location near you. Competition takes place on the Butcher’s Bridge ARAM map or the Black Market Brawlers game-mode.




ONLINE TOURNAMENTS

Online tournamentsCan’t make it to an in-person Boarding Party? Then make your adventure virtual by joining an online tournament. These events take place on the Butcher’s Bridge ARAM map or the Black Market Brawlers game-mode.




INPERSON PLAY SESSIONS

In-person play sessionsIf competition isn’t your thing, look for a Bilgewater Play Session, a non-competitive opportunity to play on the new on the Butcher’s Bridge ARAM map and Black Market Brawlers game-mode.




Approved community-run tournaments are eligible for special Bilgewater digital prizing based on event type and size. Prizing will be awarded to the top teams in the tournament. Check out each event’s “Prizing” section for more information. Players must be registered for the event on the Community Events page to be eligible for prizing.


BILGEWATER SWAG

bwbp_chestA limited number of in-person Bilgewater Boarding Parties will be receiving a shipment of exclusive Bilgewater swag (which means ‘free stuff’) that isn’t available anywhere else. As always, supplies are limited, and not every attendee or Boarding Party is guaranteed loot.

 






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