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Q&A on Gangplank’s Update, PBE Changes to AP Ezreal to be Reverted, Captain Fortune Concept Art, LCK Icons in Store & More

July 10th, 2015


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Zeronis Captain Fortune Concept Art

[ Note ] You can find an in-game preview of Captain Fortune HERE.

Did Jason Chan draw Captain Fortunes splash

[ Note ] You can find Jason Chan’s art on his official website.

Bioluminescence: Right on the money! You have a good eye.

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Gangplank Single Banner

You can find an in-game preview of Gangplank’s rework HERE.



Note on Gangplanks passive

Scruffy Final PortraitThe passive works on towers too. GP burns cities to the ground.

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Can you cast Parrrley on Gangplanks barrels

Scruffy Final PortraitOh you can DEFINITELY Q the powder keg. This is basically the point. If the barrel kills multiple minions when you Q, you get parrrley gold for all of them. BANK

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Does Parrrley apply his passive

Scruffy Final PortraitQ does not apply the passive (it’s sword attacks only) but it still applies other melee effects like tiamat or melee iceborn gauntlet proc.

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How do Gangplanks barrels function

Solcrushed New PortraitThey expire after 1 minute, also barrels don’t stack damage so you cant do Teemo stuff. We want you to play dominoes not minesweeper/

On the flip side, barrels have 0 cd (although they have a cast time) so as long as you have ammo you are free to use them anyway you see fit.

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Let Gangplanks Ultimate detonate barrels in its AoE

  1. Solcrushed New PortraitThis takes away from the high-reward high-counterplay paradigm we have set up for the E since it makes them unavoidable inside the R. With the end result being GP players are less engaged in the keg gameplay and will just use them as R damage fodder.

  2. Since the E hitting will be more or less guaranteed against targets inside the R, we will need to nerf base R numbers to compensate, which leads to the actual unique use case of the spell (global firepower support) becoming much weaker.

  3. It makes GP AD Teemo, we already have Teemo

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How much silver serpents do the ultimate upgrades cost

Statikk New PortraitEach of them costs 500 Silver Serpents at the moment – you can buy them in any order. Tuning is of course subject to change. >.>

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Ezreal Single Banner

You can find the PBE changes to AP Ezreal HERE.


PBE changes to Ezreal will be reverted

Scarizard Final PortraitThe changes you see here are already being pulled – we’re looking to see how the Runeglaive changes impact AP Ezreal’s dominance as of right now. As it stands, the proposed changes here didn’t really align with our goals for the future and so we’re poppin’ em out.

We’re talking about changes for Ezreal in a future patch, but the intent wouldn’t be to nerf him or dramatically change his power – we think ‘botlane’ ezreal’s been pretty weak for a while and want to find some improvements to him there specifically.

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AP Ezreal had clear early game weaknesses before Runeglaive

Scarizard Final PortraitWe agree. If somehow AP Ezreal perseveres without these weaknesses that’ll be a different conversation, but we’d like to understand the problem space a little better.

As for Bot vs Mid – the goal isn’t to boot him out of mid, but pre-glaive any Ezreal play was solely in midlane. Allowing him the ability to be played as a botlaner without putting yourself at a disadvantage is what we’re going for here, not ‘pigeon-holing’.

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Why does Tahm Kench have 3 lines of inclient lore

Jaredan Final PortraitThe short character intro that you see in-client is not Tahm’s complete bio. He will have an additional background and story text, though it will be a little off the beaten path due to his folklore nature.

I’ll be writing something more substantive about the thinking behind the new format closer to when we show some examples before the end of the month.

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Why did you remove stacking slow from the game

Meddler Final PortraitRemoving stacking slows will make Iceborn Gauntlet, Rylai’s, Red buff etc less valuable on champions that already have slows on their kits. It also somewhat reduces the value of having multiple champions with frequent slows on the same team. We believe it’s a good change for the game though in large part because slows most affect champions without dashes/blinks/leaps. We’d like to help those immobile champs out a bit, reduce some of the power discrepancy between dash/no dash.

As far as champs like Trundle go we still expect Iceborn Gauntlet to be a decent option. His Q slow has a really short duration, so the overlap period is brief, while his E slow’s got a pretty limited radius. It’s not as valuable a pick up as it was, but should still be viable. Additionally, as a melee champ very dependent on his own movement speed, we also expect Trundle to be one of the more noticeable beneficiaries of this change, in terms of what he has to deal with from the enemy team.

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Taric hasnt had a new skin in 3 years Is this because youre reworking him

KateyKhaos Final PortraitYup, this is correct! Since he’s getting a visual update, we’re going to hold off on a new skin for Taric until his update is complete.

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Will Gentleman Gnar be released soon

[ Note ] You can find an in-game preview of Gentleman Gnar HERE.

KateyKhaos Final PortraitHe’ll be out later this patch (5.13). (1)

We don’t announce release dates in advance, aside from the patch they’re in. Sorry. D: (2)




It feels like Riot doesnt care about community feedback Traditional GP skin

KateyKhaos Final PortraitI’d disagree that myself, and other Rioters do not communicate on serious threads.

To elaborate on the feedback comment – I work as a Content QA Analyst on the skins team, and I’m one of the people collecting feedback on content.

When we thank someone for the feedback, we mean it. We really appreciate players taking time out of their day to let us know if they love/hate something, as it helps us improve the content we’re currently working on, as well as what we can improve in future content.

Part of what I do when new content comes out is to collect feedback from various platforms (boards, Reddit, etc.) and compile the feedback into an email which the team working on the content then discusses.

To give you an idea of the feedback we receive and how we process it (at least on the skins team) –

  • Firecracker Jinx – We receive player feedback that part of Jinx is her tattoo, and she didn’t have one in this skin, and that we’d also taken her tattoo away on her Mafia skin. Based on that feedback, we gave her a jade dragon tattoo, as suggested by players.
  • Blood Moon Elise – This particular skin changed color three times based on player feedback. She went from her initial pink, which players felt didn’t fit with the Blood Moon thematic, to red, which players didn’t agree with either, to a happy medium between the two.

MY point is, why do you waste time on threads like these to say useless stuff when you and someone else could go on the threads that actually receive attention and have many good points. The ones that have valid critisism and suggestions.

There are many threads that contain good points, and many of them do get addressed. For example, this post where players expressed that they’d like Sea Hunter Aatrox to better match his splash. This was good feedback that I felt should be addressed.

Aside from the serious posts, we also like to have fun, and will also comment on boards like Misc. or Community Creations.

Hope this clears a bit of this up. :]

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Security Reminder Be wary of scams

Riot Cluvie Final PortraitHey ya’ll!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a reminder, but I wanted to do so again due to the amount of reports I’m receiving regarding in game phishing/spam links/etc.

Any promotions or events ran will be announced and confirmed by Riot — www.riotgames.com, www.leagueoflegends.com, or www.lolesports.com.

General Questions:

Q: I was sent a suspicious link from a friend I trust but I don’t recognize it, what should I do?

A: USE CAUTION! If it’s not hosted on one of the websites above, we cannot ensure your computer’s security if you visit them. Remember, facechecking the web is dangerous, so use your best judgement. Be sure to have your antivirus programs up-to-date.

Q: But I entered my username and password into this website! Should I change my password?

A: YES! Please change your password immediately. You can change your password by logging into your account management and clicking on change password.

Q: Is there any harm going to these free skin/RP generator websites but not doing anything?

A: YES! You never know what scripts are running in the background. If you’ve visited any suspicious websites, I would strongly suggest you go ahead and scan your computer with your preferred antivirus program.

If you cannot log into your account at all, you can recover your password by using the password recovery here. Still having issues? Please contact support.

We also have an extensive Knowledge Base article available with additional tips and tricks on what you can do to ensure your account is secure:

https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201751664-Protecting-Your-Account – Please give this a thorough read if you have a chance!

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Phreak Guide for Runes Masteries for 2015

Phreak’s released an in-depth guide for optimal Runes & Mastery pages:



LCK Team Icons are now available in store

Magus New PortraitKnown for teams being ruthless and unforgiving on the international stage, League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) is an esports league unlike any other in the world. LCK has not only produced multiple League of Legends World Championship winners, including SKT and SSW, but is also home to Faker, the Mid-laner nicknamed “The Unkillable Demon King.”

Whether you think Korea will be able to repeat their 2014 Worlds victory and take home the coveted Summoner’s Cup again or you just love watching the LCK, you can unlock the 2015 LCK Icons Bundlefrom now until September 1. For 2000 RP, you’ll unlock all 10 LCK team icons from Summer Split. Individual icons can also be purchased for 250 RP each.

Stay updated on the latest LCK news over on Lolesports.com with articles, Power Rankings and weekly recaps on PrimeTime League. Catch all the LCK action live with the weekly English broadcast on Lolesports as they determine which teams will represent Korea at the 2015 World Championship in October.

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You can purchase the LCK icons individually in the store.

LCK icons in store


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