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PBE Update – Aatrox Previewed, Changes to Hecarim, Kha’Zix and Shyvana, New Skins, Champion Rotation and Sale!

May 22nd, 2013

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Slaughter your enemies with Aatrox, the Darkin Blade! Huge changes to Shyvana and Kha’Zix, tweaks to jungling items, Woad King Darius and Ghost Bride Morgana previewed and the new Champion Rotation and Champion/Skin Sale!

Aatrox, the Darkin Blade
Champion Changes
Item Changes
Woad King Darius
Ghost Bride Morgana
Map Preview Images
Champion Rotation
Champion/Skin Sale



Aatrox, the Darkin Blade






Blood_WellBlood Well ( Passive ) 


Cooldown: 225


Upon taking fatal damage, Aatrox extracts the current blood in the well and recovers it as Health over 1.5 seconds. When using an ability that costs Health, Aatrox stores 70% of the self-inflicted damage into the Blood Well. The Blood Well has a base of 35% of the max pool and decays 3% of the well a second while out of combat.



Dark_FlightDark Flight ( Q )


Cost: 10 % of Current Health || Range: 650 || Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12


Aatrox takes flight and slams down at a targeted location, dealing 70/115/160/205/250 (+0.7 AD) physical damage to all nearby enemies and knocking up targets at the center of impact for 1 second.



Dark Flight (Q)



Blood_ThirstBlood Thirst ( W )


No Cost: || Cooldown: 0.5 || Toggle


Every third attack, Aatrox restores 20/25/30/35/40 (+ 0.25 Bonus AD ) Health. If he drops below half health, that amount is tripled.



Blood_PriceBlood Price ( W )


No Cost: || Cooldown: 0.5 || Toggle


Every third attack, Aatrox deals 60/95/130/165/200 (+0.7 Bonus AD ) bonus physical damage and loses health equal to 25% of the damage dealt.



Blood Price


Blades_of_TormentBlades of Torment ( E )


Cost: 5% of Current Health || Range: 900 || Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8


Aatrox unleashes and sends forward the power of his blade, dealing 75/120/165/210/255 (+ 0.6 AP ) Magic Damage to all enemies hit and slowing them by 40% for 1.75/2/2.25/2.5/2.75 seconds.

E Cast 1

Blades of Torment (E)

E Cast 2

Blades of Torment Part 2

E Cast 3

Blades of Torment Part 3



MassacreMassacre ( R )


No Cost || Cooldown: 120/100/80


Aatrox draws in the blood of his foes, dealing magic damage to nearby enemy champions equal to 15% (+ 0.01 AP) of their current health.

For 12 seconds, Aatrox increases his Maximum Health by 100/175/250 (+ 50/65/80 per champion hit) and Attack Speed by 25/35/45% (+ 10% per champion hit). Aatrox’s attack range is increased to 325 for the duration.



Massacre (R)

R Growth

Massacre Visual Growth




PBE Update



Champion Changes





Twilight_ShroudTwilight Shroud (W)

  • Cooldown lowered to 20/19/18/17/16
  • Cost reduced to 60 at all ranks from 80/75/70/65/60





SummonTibbersSummon: Tibbers (R)

  • Mana cost reduced to 100 at all ranks from 125/175/225
  • Now lasts 60 seconds, up from 40 seconds
  • Tibbers’ HP increased from 1200/1600/2000 to 1200/2100/3000
  • Tibber’s Magic Resist increased from 25/45/65 to 30/50/70




 FocusFocus (Passive)

  • Ashe gains 1/2/3/4/5/6 (increased per 3 levels) stacks of Focus per second. At 100 stacks, Ashe’s next attack will critically strike.

If you’re curious about this change, feel free to check out my article on the decision.





Agony's_EmbraceAgony’s Embrace (R)

  • Cooldown lowered from 150/120/90 to 120/105/90





WarpathWarpath (Passive)

  •  Hecarim can no longer move through units


Onslaught_of_ShadowsOnslaught of Shadows (R)

  • Damage increased  from 100/200/300 ( +0.4 AP ) to 150/250/350 ( +1.0 AP)
  • No longer deals additional damage after the charge





RenewalRenewal (R+W)

  • Now heals for 20% of Karma’s missing health instantly
  • If the link is not broken, it heals Karma again for 20% of her missing health





Taste their Fear (Q)   Taste_Their_Fear

  • Isolated bonus damage changed from 100/145/190/235/280 to 45% of the ability’s damage


Evolution_Enlarged_ClawsEvolved Enlarged Claws (Q Upgraded)

  • Now deals 8% of target’s missing health in physical damage or 12% if the target is isolated


Void_SpikeVoid Spike (W)

  • Void Spike ( W ) now slows by 20% for 2 seconds.
  • Void Spike ( W ) mana cost reduced to 55/60/65/70/75 from 60/70/80/90/100.


Evolution_Spike_RacksEvolved Spike Racks (W Upgraded)

  • Can no longer consume Unseen Threat (passive)


Void_Assault Void Assault (R)

  • Recast cooldown increased from 10 seconds to 12


Evolution_Active_CamouflageEvolved Void Assault (R)

  • no longer reduces damage taken while in stealth but can now be recast 4 times.






 Ring_of_FrostRing of Frost (W)

  • Damage lowered from 70/110/150/190/230 to 65/100/135/170/205
  • Mana cost lowered from 70 to 55
  • Cooldown lowered from 18/16/14/12/10 to 16/14/12/10/8

Frozen_TombFrozen Tomb (R)

  • Damage lowered from 150/300/450 to 150/275/400
  • Slow increased from 20% to 20/30/40%





Titan's_WrathTitan’s Wrath (W)

  • Bonus damage on-hit changed from 30/55/80/105/130 to 40/55/70/85/100 ( +0.4 AP ) over 2 seconds .





Flail_of_the_Northern_WindsFlail of the Northern Winds (W)

Damage reduced from 16% of Sejuani’s maximum health to 12%


Permafrost Permafrost (E)

  • Slow duration reduced to 1.5/1.75/2/2.25/2.5 from 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3


Glacial_PrisonGlacial Prison (R)

  • Stun duration reduced to 1.25/1.5/1.75 from 1.5/1.75/2.





Fury_of_the_DragonbornFury of the Dragonborn (Passive)

  • New passive  now grants 5 (+1 Per Level) bonus Armor and Magic Resistance which doubles in Dragon Form


Twin_BiteTwin Bite (Q)

  • Basic attacks now reduce the cooldown of Twin Bite by 0.5 seconds


BurnoutBurnout (W)

  • Basic attacks now extend the duration of Burnout by 1 second, up to 4


Flame_BreathFlame Breath (E)

  • Now deals 80/110/140/170/200 ( +0.6 AP ) magic damage to all enemies it passes through and marks them. Basic attacks against marked targets deal bonus damage equal to 25% of the ability’s damage


Dragon's_DescentDragon’s Decent (R)

  • No longer grants bonus Armor and Magic Resist
  • Now generates 10/15/20 fury per basic attack.


This is basically shuffling Shyvana’s skillset. With her old passive being integrated into her abilities this opens the way for her to be tankier earlier on. Probably the most exciting change is Flame Breath now being AoE. Given that it doesn’t suffer from reduced damage for each target hit this will be an incredible farming/poking tool.




  • Base HP increased from 340 to 380
  • Base Armor increased from 6 to 8

Aria_of_PerseveranceAria of Perseverance (W)

  • Passive Armor and MR Aura changed from 3/6/9/12/15 to 6/7/8/9/10
  • Bonus Armor and MR granted for activating reduced from 8/11/14/17/20 to 6/7/8/9/10 for 3 seconds



Tooltip Updates




BlazeBlaze (Passive)

  • Tooltip states it now deals 8% of maximum health over 4 seconds, not 2% each second for 4.




Item Changes



Spirit_of_the_Ancient_Golem_itemSpirit of the Ancient Golem

Passive (Butcher): Damage to monsters increased from 25% to 30%.



 Spirit_of_the_Elder_Lizard_itemSpirit of the Elder Lizard

Passive (Butcher): Damage to monsters increased from 25% to 30%.



Spirit_of_the_Spectral_Wraith_itemSpirit of the Spectral Wraith

Passive (Butcher): Damage to monsters increased from 25% to 30%.



 Spirit_Stone_itemSpirit Stone

Passive (Rend): Bonus damage on-hit to monsters changed from true to magic



Hunter's_Machete_itemHunter’s Machete

Passive (Rend): Bonus damage on-hit to monsters changed from true to magic




New Skins



Woad King Darius


Model Final



Decimate (Q)


Crippling Strike (W)



Ghost Bride Morgana

(renamed from La Llorona Morgana)


Model Final


Dark Binding

Dark Binding (Q)

Tormented Soil

Tormented Soil (W)

Black Shield

Black Shield (E)

Soul Shackles

Soul Shackles (R)




Map Preview Images


The artwork for the League’s battlegrounds in the client has been replaced by a detailed map showcasing each game mode.


Summoner's Rift

Summoner’s Rift

Crystal's Scar

Crystal Scar

Twisted Treeline

Twisted Treeline

Howling Abyss

Howling Abyss




Champion Rotation


Champion Sale Week 16

Enjoy playing the following champions for free until May 28th!


  • Evelynn – 1350 IP/585 RP
  • Malphite – 1350 IP/585 RP
  • Mordekaiser – 3150 IP/790 RP
  • Rumble – 4800 IP/880 RP
  • Soraka – 450 IP/260 RP
  • Syndra – 6300 IP/975 RP
  • Talon – 6300 IP/975 RP
  • Urgot – 3150 IP/790 IP
  • Varus – 6300 IP/975 RP
  • Vi  – 6300 IP/975 RP




Champion/Skin Sale – May 21st to 24th


Sale 21st to 24th

 Enjoy the following champion and skins at a discount until May 24th!


  • Cassiopeia – 440 RP
  • Gragas – 395 RP
  • Vladimir - 440 RP


Bilgerat Rumble – 260 RP


Bilgerat Rumble


Dryad Soraka - 260 RP


Dryad Soraka


Musketeer Twisted Fate - 375 RP


Musketeer Twisted Fate



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