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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



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 NunuSlayer 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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Nerf BoxDark_MatterDark Matter [ W ]

  • 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

Neurocat New PortraitHey everyone,

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


  • 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.



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


[ 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


  • Item Changes


  • Leashing Adjustments





Here’s her Champion Select quote:


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  • 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



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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 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.



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].



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.




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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Ironside Malphite will be available in store for 975 RP.


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Item Changes

Nerf BoxSated Devourer Final IconSated Devourer

  • 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.


  • 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:


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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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Academy Darius will be available for 750 RP.


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Academy Ekko will cost 750 RP.


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Academy Vlad will be available for recruitment for 750 RP.


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


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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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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


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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


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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


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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


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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:

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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


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


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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 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




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





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





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.




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%





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:



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


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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.



[ 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




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


Nami Updated Chroma 1 Nami Updated Chroma 2



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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


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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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HP as True damage mechanic Banner

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 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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Bilgewater Wallpapers Banner

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!


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.



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 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.


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.


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.


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


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PBE 23/07


[ 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 Chroma Packs

Vayne and Nami’s chroma packs will be available in store for 590 RP after Patch 5.15 hits live [~August 5].



Vayne Chroma 1 Vayne Chroma 2

Vayne Chroma 3 Vayne Chroma 4

Vayne Chroma 5 Vayne Chroma 6



Koi Nami Chroma 4 Koi Nami Chroma 1

Koi Nami Chroma 5 Koi Nami Chroma 2

Koi Nami Chroma 6 Koi Nami Chroma 3



Champion Changes


Fiora Final Champion Portrait


Quality of Life Box FinalBladework Final IconBladework [ E ]

  • [Bugfix] Second attack no longer crits towers



Teemo Final Champion Portrait


Change BoxCamouflage Final IconCamouflage [ Passive ]

  • Attack Speed when exiting stealth changed from 40% to 15% + 5% per level
  • Teemo now takes 1.5 seconds to stealth, down from 2
  • While in brush, Teemo will enter stealth twice as fast (0.75 secs) and moving through brush won’t break the stealth.


Buff BoxNoxious Trap Final IconNoxious Trap [ R ]

  • Mushrooms now last 5 minutes, decreased from 10
  • Cast range increased from 230 to 300/600/900
  • Internal cooldown decreased from 1 second to 0.25
  • Casting time increased from 1 second to 1.5
  • Now has an additional function: if Teemo throws a mushroom on top of another mushroom, it will bounce up to 3/4/5 Teemos before being planted.


Teemo R Bounce




Fiora and all her skins have received updates to the facial structure and armor. Here are some up-to-date screenshots:


Fiora Updated Model 1 Fiora Updated Model 2



Fiora Updated Model Royalguard 1 Fiora Updated Model Royalguard 2



Fiora Updated Model Nightraven 1 Fiora Updated Model Nightraven 2



Fiora Updated Model Headmistress 1 Fiora Updated Model Headmistress 2




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


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PBE 23/06


[ 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.



Tahm Kench the River King

Tahm Kench is a new champion. He’ll be available for 7800 IP/975 RP after Patch 5.13 hits live. You can check out his official reveal HERE.



TahmKench_0  TahmKenchPortrait0


Tahm Kench Final Portrait


  • Base Health: 590 + 90 per level
  • Base Mana: 325 + 40 per level
  • Base Damage: 56 + 3.2 per level
  • Base Attack Speed: X + 3% per level
  • Armor: 25 + 3 per level
  • Magic Resist: 32 + 1.25 per level
  • Auto Attack Range: 200
  • Movement Speed: 330
  • Base Health-per-second: 1.3 + 0.11 per level
  • Base Mana-per-second: 1.1 + 0.2 per level


Tahm Model 1

Tahm Model 2

Tahm Model 3

Tahm Recall

Tahm Basic Attack

Tahm Death Animation


An Acquired Taste Final IconAn Acquired Taste [ Passive ]

  • Tahm Kench’s basic attacks and abilities on enemy champions build stacks. At three stacks, his abilities have additional effects.


Tahm Passive 1

Tahm Passive 2


Tung Lash Final IconTongue Lash [ Q ]

Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 mana || Range: 800 || Cooldown: 6 seconds

Tahm Kench lashes out his tongue, dealing 80/120/160/200/240 [+0.8 AP] magic damage to the first enemy hit and slowing them by X% for 2 seconds. If the target has 3 stacks of Tahm Kench’s passive, it will instead be stunned for 1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5 seconds.

If Devour [ W ] is cast while the tongue is still travelling, the spell will devour the first minion or monster hit.


Tahm Q 1

Tahm Q 2


Devour Final IconDevour [ W ]

Cost: 90 Mana || Range: 250 || Cooldown: 20/18/16/14/12 seconds

Devours a target enemy for 4/4.5/5/5.5/6 seconds (halved duration for enemy Champions), dealing  20/24/28/32/36% [+0.04% per AP] of their maximum Health as magic damage.

If cast on an allied champion, Tahm Kench gains X% bonus Movement Speed while holding that champion and moving towards an enemy champion.

If cast on a minion or monster, Tahm Kench can reactive the spell to spit them out, dealing 100/150/200/250/300 [+ X ] magic damage to all target hit.

Enemy champions can only be devoured when Tahm Kench has 3 stacks of his passive on them and he is slowed by 95% for the duration of the spell.


Tahm W 1

Tahm W 2

Tahm W 3

Tahm W 4


Thick Skin Final IconThick Skin [ E ]

Cost: 50 Mana || Cooldown: 10/9/8/7/6 seconds

Passive: If Thick Skin is not on cooldown, any damage Tahm Kench takes fills up a gray health bar. If the bar starts decaying, it will start healing him.

Active: Converts Tahm Kench’s gray health bar to a shield that lasts 6 seconds. The shield loses value over the duration.


Tahm E 1

Tahm E 2


Abyssal Voyage Final IconAbyssal Voyage [ R ]

Cost: 100 Mana || Range: 4000 || Cooldown: 190/145/100 seconds

Passive: Tahm Kench’s basic attacks and damage spells deal an additional X% of Tahm Kench’s bonus Health as magic damage.

Active: Tahm Kench channels for up to 15 seconds. Throughout the duration, any allied Champion can click on Tahm Kench and be absorbed by him. Tahm Kench and his ally will then travel to target area on the map. If an enemy Champion deals damage to Tahm Kench during the channel, the spell will be interrupted. Tahm Kench can re-cast the spell during the channel to travel alone.


Tahm R 1

Tahm R 2

Tahm R 3



Master Chef Tahm Kench

Master Chef Tahm Kench will be available for 975 RP or together in a bundle with Tahm Kench for 1462 RP.





Chef Tahm Model 1

Chef Tahm Model 2

Chef Tahm Recall\

For his recall, Chef Tahm stirs his stew and then swallows it whole, utencils included.


Chef Tahm Passive 1

Chef Tahm Passive 2

An Acquired Taste [ Passive ]


Chef Tahm E 1

Chef Tahm E 2

Thick Skin [ E ]


Chef Tahm R 1

Chef Tahm R 2

Chef Tahm R 3

Abyssal Voyage [ R ]


PBE Bugs Feedback Thread Master Chef Tahm Kench

Galetta Final PortraitNow we shall gluttonize,

Out of the frying pan and into the fire, Master Chef Tahm Kench is here to cook up some trouble! This skin includes:

  • New model and texture!
  • New Recall animation! With the addition of some eating utensils on his angry idle, angry run, and his taunt animations!
  • All new particles on his passive, (E), and (R)!

This skin will be 975rp. (pricing on PBE is subject to change)

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

See you on the Rift!

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Gentleman Gnar

Gentleman Gnar will be available for 975 RP.


Gentleman Gnar Model 1

Gentleman Gnar Model 2

Gentleman Gnar Recall 1

Gentleman Gnar Recall 2

Gentleman Gnar has different recall animations depending on his form. While small, he chews on his clock; in mega form, he rests on his cane.


Gentleman Gnar Q

Boomerang Throw [ Mini Q ]


Boulder Toss Q 2

Boulder Toss [ Mega Q ]


Gentleman Gnar R

GNAR! [ R ]


PBE Bugs Feedback Thread Gentleman Gnar

Nurse Flan Final PortraitThe world’s most interesting Yordle enters the Rift – announcing Gentleman Gnar! Don’t be fooled by his new high-class look though, he doesn’t carry around his cane for show!

Check out all his new stuff!

  • Fancy, fluffy white cat with a monocle!
  • Brand new, hand-tailored suit! (pls don’t touch, it’s designer)
  • Some sophisticated new particles (cane, pocketwatch, and a clocktower!)
  • New recall animation, for Little and Big Gnar!
  • Some new audio! (*audio may not be complete at this time)
  • 975 RP* (price subject to change)

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

See you on the Rift!

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Item Changes


Nerf BoxRighteous Glory Final IconRighteous Glory 

  • Health decreased from 600 to 500
  • Cooldown on active movespeed buff increased from 60 seconds to 90


Buff BoxBlasting Wand Final IconBlasting Wand

  • Cost decreased from 860 Gold to 850



Change BoxNeedlessly Large Rod Final IconNeedlessly Large Rod

  • Cost decreased from 1600 Gold to 1250
  • Ability Power decreased from 80 to 60


Change BoxRabadon Deathcap Final IconRabadon’s Deathcap

  • Recipe Change: Needlessly Large Rod + Blasting Wand + Amplifying Tome
  • Total Cost increased from 3300 Gold to 3500
  • Ability Power UNCHANGED: 120 AP
  • UNIQUE Passive now grants 35% Ability Power Amp, increased from 30%


Change BoxZhonyas Hourglass Final IconZhonya’s Hourglass

  • Total Cost decreased from 3300 Gold to 3000
  • Now grants 100 Ability Power, decreased from 120


Change BoxLudens Echo Final IconLuden’s Echo (Summoner’s Rift)

  • Total Cost decreased from 3100 Gold to 3000
  • Now grants 100 Ability Power, decreased from 120
  • Now grants 10% bonus Movement Speed, increased from 7%


Change BoxArchangels Staff Final IconArchangel’s Staff (Summoner’s Rift)

  • Recipe Change: Needlessly Large Rod + Tear of the Goddess + 1030 Gold
  • Total Cost increased from 2700 Gold to 3000
  • Now grants 80 Base Ability Power, increased from 60


Buff BoxSeraphs Embrace Final IconSeraph’s Embrace (Summoner’s Rift)

  • Now grants 80 Base AP, increased from 60


Change BoxRod of Ages Final IconRod of Ages (Summoner’s Rift)

  • Total Cost decreased from 2800 Gold to 2700
  • Now grants 300 Base Health, decreased from 450
  • Grants 400 Base Mana, decreased from 450
  • The passive growth now gives 40 Mana per minute, increased from 20, up to a maximum of 400, increased from 200
  • Passive now grants 4 AP per minute, increased from 2 AP, up to a maximum of 40 AP, increased from 20


Change BoxNashors Tooth Final IconNashor’s Tooth

  • Total cost increased from 2920 Gold to 3000
  • Now grants 40% Attack Speed, decreased from 50%
  • Now grants 80 AP, increased from 60


Buff BoxRylais Crystal Scepter Final IconRylai’s Crystal Scepter

  • Recipe Change: Needlessly Large Rod + Amplifying Tome + Giant’s Belt
  • Total Cost increased from 2900 Gold to 3000
  • On single targets, the slow strengh has been increased from 35% for 1.5 seconds to 40% for 1.5 seconds
  • The AoE slow strength has been increased from 15% for 1.5 seconds to 40% for 1 second
  • For Passive DotS and “zone spells”, the slow strength has been increased from 15% for 1.5 seconds to 20% for 1 second


Nerf BoxHaunting Guise Final IconHaunting Guise

  • Total Cost has been increased from 1480 Gold to 1500



Buff BoxLiandrys Torment Final IconLiandry’s Torment

  • Recipe Change: Haunting Guise + Blasting Wand
  • Total Cost has been increased from 2900 Gold to 3000
  • Now grants 80 Base AP, increased from 50


Buff BoxWill of the Ancients Final IconWill of the Ancients

  • No longer grants 20% Spell Vamp
  • New Passive: Your spells and abilities heal you for 15% of the damage dealt, calculated BEFORE your opponent’s resistances. 33% effect for AoE Spells.


Change BoxMorellonomicon Final IconOmNomNomicon

  • Recipe Change: Fiendish Codex + Forbidden Idol + Amplifying Tome
    Total Cost unchanged


Change BoxAthenes Unholy Grail Final IconAthene’s Unholy Grail

  • Recipe Change: Fiendish Codex + Chalice of Harmony + Amplifying Tome
    Total Cost unchanged


Nerf BoxVoid Staff Final IconVoid Staff

  • Total Cost has been increased from 2295 Gold to 2500
  • Now grants 80 Ability Power, increased from 70




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



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PBE 05/06


[ 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.


Splash Art Tweaks

The shared splash art for the three Prehistoric skins has been flipped horizontally for Prehistoric Renekton:




Also, the loading screen splash for Prehistoric Anivia now features 30% more bird. Left side is the OLD version, right side – NEW:

AniviaLoadScreen_6 AniviaLoadScreen_6 (1)

Below you can find previews of all three skins:


Champion Changes


Ekko Final Portrait


Nerf BoxParallel Convergence Final IconParallel Convergence [ W ]

  • Mana cost increased from 30/40/50/60/70 to 50/55/60/65/70


Revert BoxPhase Dive Final IconPhase Dive [ E ]

  • Base damage increased from 30/60/90/120/150 to 50/80/110/140/170 [ reverted to live value ]


Item Changes


Revert BoxAbyssal Scepter Final Icon Abyssal Scepter

  • The rework has been reverted and the item is back to live state.

[ Note ] You can find the original rework HERE. Also, Reinboom mentioned on the PBE forums that Abyssal Scepter’s rework has been “iceboxed”, meaning it won’t be worked on for awhile.


Also, Mandrake Ward has once again been removed from the PBE. You can find a full preview of the item HERE.


HUD Update Revert

The new HUD has been removed from the PBE, which means it probably won’t make it to live with Patch 5.11. You can find a preview of the HUD update HERE.



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