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PBE: Buffs to Lulu and Skarner, Changes to Spirit Items and Jungle Camps, Snowstorm Sivir and Snow Day Singed, Legacy Skins this December, Mystery Gifting and Rioter on Counterpicking

November 27th, 2013


Mystery Gifting Banner Final


PBE Update


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PBE Banner November 27








Help,_Pix!Help Pix ( E )

  • Shield increased from 60/105/150/195/240 to 80/120/160/200/240


Wild_GrowthWild Growth ( R )

  • Mana cost decreased from 150 at all ranks to 100



New Sivir


Spell_Shield2Spell Shield ( E )

  • Duration reduced from 3 seconds to 1.5


On_The_Hunt2   On The Hunt ( R )

  • Cooldown increased from 120/90/60 to 120/100/80
  • Duration for allies reduced from 10 seconds to 8
  • Initial movement speed duration rescaled from 4 seconds to 2/3/4






Crystal_SlashCrystal Slash ( Q )

  • Attack speed increased  from 4/5/6/7/8% per stack to 8/10/12/14/16%





  • Base armor increased from 9.4 to 11.4





ShatterShatter ( W )

  • Armor ratio on damage reduced from 0.3 to 0.2





  • Base damage increased from 49 to 50


Steel_TempestSteel Tempest ( Q )

  • Damage increased from 10/30/50/70/90 to 20/40/60/80/100


Sweeping_BladeSweeping Blade ( E )

  • AP ratio reduced from 1.0 to 0.6





Spirit_Stone_itemSpirit Stone

  • Spirit Drain (renamed Entrap) – Now returns 9% of damage back as health, down from 12% (read here for more information on the new passive)


Spirit_of_the_Ancient_Golem_itemSpirit of the Ancient Golem

  • Spirit Drain (renamed Entrap) – Now returns 9% of damage back as health, down from 12%


Spirit_of_the_Elder_Lizard_itemSpirit of the Elder Lizard

  • Spirit Drain (renamed Entrap) – Now returns 9% of damage back as health, down from 12%


Spirit_of_the_Spectral_Wraith_itemSpirit of the Spectral Wraith

  • Spirit Drain (renamed Entrap)- Now returns 9% of damage back as health, down from 12%
  • No longer grants 10 magic pen
  • New Unique Passive: Gain 100 movement speed and ignore unit collision for 3 seconds upon killing a unit





120px-GolemSquareAncient Golem

  • Base damage decreased from 65 to 60




  • Base damage decreased from 60 to 55



120px-WolfSquareGiant Wolf

  • Gold granted increased from 40 to 48




  • Gold granted decreased from 8 to 5



120px-LizardSquareLizard Elder

  • Base damage lowered from 65 to 60



120px-LizardSquareYoung Lizard

  • Base Gold value increased from 7 to 10




  • Base damage lowered from 75 to 70
  • Gold granted increased from 60 to 65



Snowstorm Sivir


Ingame Model

In-game Model

Dance Animation

Dance Animation

Boomerang Blade Q

Boomerang Blade (Q)

Ricochet and Spell Shield

Ricochet (W) and Spell Shield (E)

On the Hunt R

On the Hunt (R)

Snowstorm Sivir Recall

Recall Animation



Video Preview




Snow Day Singed



In-game Model


Poison Trail (Q)


Mega Adhesive


Insanity Potion


Recall Animation



Video preview




Official Announcements



The Legacy Vault opens for a limited time


Legacy Skins Banner

Classic skins from the League’s youth will return to the Store for a month!



50% off Sale Date & Price
(credit to SkinSpotlights for the videos)



Nottingham Ezreal, Red Baron Corki and all their friends storm out of retirement for a limited time.

From 29 November to 31 December, 47 previously retired Legacy skins will be in the store at their regular price. Each skin will be on sale for 50% off for one day during this time so you can nab a discount on all your favorite retired skins.

Since we’re giving out the schedule ahead of time though, we won’t be offering refunds if you purchase a skin before it’s on sale and miss out on the discount.

For those of you who just have to have it all, we’re introducing the Mega Legacy Bundle for a limited time. From 29 November to 2 December, you can add all 47 skins to your wardrobe for 60% off and pick up the corresponding Champions for 50% off. Of course, the bundle will automatically adjust in pricing depending on the content you already own.

Check out the list of skins and the sale schedule below, and pick up your favorites before the doors to the Legacy Vault close until next time!



Mystery Gifting


Mystery Gifting banner

Mystery Gifting is back, with a neat twist!



During the Harrowing, many of you asked if you could send a Mystery Gift to yourself. Well, from November 29th through December 2nd, you‘ll be able to do precisely that with Mystery Skin! Each Mystery Skin will deliver a randomly selected un-owned skin currently in the store at 520 RP or higher. As with the first round of Mystery Gifting, you’ll only unlock skins for champions you own.

As an extra treat, we’ll be including several legacy skins that won’t be coming out of the vault for the rest of 2013.

  • TPA Shen
  • TPA Ezreal
  • TPA Orianna
  • TPA Nunu
  • TPA Mundo
  • Riot Nasus
  • Riot Graves
  • Riot Blitzcrank

Mystery Skins will be available in the Skins tab of the store for 490 RP and are limited to three per day. Surprise yourself with an early holiday treat this year; check out Mystery Skins on November 29th!



Single Posts



Dealing with counterpicks


RiotWrekzButton Rioter RiotWrekz: If you are high in the pick order you would be well served by making a more strategic pick and playing a champion that is going to be relatively safe regardless of lane matchup. Jax is a good example of this in top, a lot of top laners can bully him before 6 and then the lane flips because he gains a lot of consistent power. Naturally this also depends on you playing the lane correctly when in an unfavorable matchup.

If you identify when the enemy laner is going to be getting the most out of their power you can plan the lane around engagements are specific level breaks and play defensively outside of those windows. Barring cases where two champions do not belong in a lane against each other the fundamental toolkit that identifies a champion belonging in X lane should give them the tools to interact with likely opponents in that lane.

Counters inside that context (mage vs mage) are minimal and can frequently be responded to by shifting playstyle and responding appropriately to being behind. Understanding you are behind and shifting to a defensive playstyle can even allow you to get back in the lane as the aggressive player will cause the lane to push and open opportunities for ganks.


RiotWrekzButton Rioter RiotWrekz: There is a clear difference between a champion being “overpowered” and a champion having a strong and versatile lane phase. There are a number of champions with powerful team fight potential that struggle during lane phase in many match ups. Finally, “countering” a champion doesn’t just mean picking someone that can win a lane against them, it means evaluating what they bring to a team comp and where you can slot the response to that. As an example, you don’t run Zac in mid to counter nidalee, you run hard engage throughout your team to stop her from poking and disengaging.



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