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PBE Round-up: Patch 6.4

February 20th, 2016

 

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Patch 6.4 will hit live in the early hours of February 24th, assuming there are no delays. Here are its contents:

 

Patch 6.4:

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Ahri Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxCharmCharm [ E ]

  • The charm CC will no longer cancel dashes cast before the spell hit.

 

 

 

Ashe Final Portrait

 

Buff Box

Rangers Focus Final IconRanger’s Focus [ Q ]

  • Stack duration increased from 4 seconds to 5;
  • Focus stacks no longer disappear immediately after 4 seconds of not attacking; instead, they disappear at a rate of 1-per-second.

 

 

Caitlyn Final Portrait

 

Change BoxYordle Snap Trap Final IconYordle Snap Trap [ W ]

  • Bonus damage on Headshot decreased from 10/20/30/40/50% [+0.6 AD ] to a flat 25/50/75/100/125 [+0.8 AD].

 

Buff Box90 Caliber Net Final Icon90-Caliber Net [ E ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 18/16/14/12/10 seconds to 16/14.5/13/11.5/10.

 

 

 

Ezreal Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxTrueshot Barrage Final IconTrueshot Barrage [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 80 seconds at all ranks to 120.

 

 

 

Fiora Final Champion Portrait

 

Nerf BoxRiposte Final IconRiposte [ W ]

  • Cooldown increased from 19/18/17/16/15 seconds to 24/22/20/18/16.

 

 

Change BoxBladework [ E ]Bladework Final Icon

  • Cooldown decreased from 15/13/11/9/7 seconds to 13/11/9/7/5;
  • Cooldown now begins when either the two auto attacks hit or when the buff expires (CD begins immediately when [ E ] is cast on live).

 

 

 

Gangplank Final Champion Portrait

 

Nerf BoxParrrley Final IconParrrley [ Q ]

  • Bonus Gold on kill decreased from 4/5/6/7/8 to 2/3/4/5/6 [Silver Serpents number is still the same].

 

Change BoxPowder Keg Final IconPowder Keg [ E ]

  • Cooldown per charge changed from 18/17/16/15/14 seconds to 20/18/16/14/12;
  • Maximum number of kegs changed from 2/3/4/5 [upgraded with ranks in R] to 3 at all ranks.

 

Change BoxCannon Barrage Final IconCannon Barrage [ R ]

  • No longer passively increases the maximum number of Powder Kegs that can be stored;

 

 

 

Jhin Final Portrait

General

  • Base Armor increased from 20 to 22;
  • Base Movement Speed increased from 325 to 330;
  • Health regen per second increased from 1.1 [+0.1 per level] to 1.2 [+0.11 per level].

 

 

 

Katarina Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxBouncing Blades Final IconBouncing Blade [ Q ]

  • AP ratio on mark increased from 0.15 to 0.2;
  • Bounces now deal full damage (10% damage dropout per bounce on live).

 

 

Kogmaw Final Portrait

General

  • Base Attack Speed decreased from 0.665 to 0.567

 

 

Lucian Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxThe Culling Final IconThe Culling [ R ]

  • Range decreased from 1400 to 1200.

 

 

 

Malphite Final Portrait

General

  • Health regen per second decreased from 1.7 to 1.4.

 

Nerf BoxGround Slam Final IconGround Slam [ E ]

  • Base damage decreased from 60/100/140/180/220 to 60/95/130/165/200.

 

 

 

Rumble Final Portrait

 

Change BoxElectro-HarpoonElectro Harpoon [ E ]

  • Now uses an ammo system, with a recharge cooldown of 5 seconds (10 second cooldown on live);
  • Heat per harpoon used decreased from 20 to 10;
  • Slow duration decreased from 3 seconds to 2.

 

 

Ryze Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxOverload Final IconOverload [ Q ]

  • Base damage increased from 60/85/110/135/160 to 60/95/130/165/200.

 

 

 

Sivir Final Champion Portrait

 

Buff BoxRicochet Final IconRicochet [ W ]

  • Bounces can now crit with no penalties (base damage is still 50% of the original attack), but only if the original hit crits.

 

 

 

Shen Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxShadow Dash Final IconShadow Dash [ E ]

  • Can now taunt jungle monsters.

 

 

 

Shyvana Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalFlame_BreathFlame Breath [ E ]

  • Tooltip Fix: Now states that the duration of the % HP on-hit buff lasts 5 seconds.

 

 

 

Udyr Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxTurtle_StanceTurtle Stance [ W ]

  • Base shield strength decreased from 60/100/140/180/220 to 60/95/130/165/200.

 

 

Nerf BoxPhoenix_StancePhoenix Stance [ R ]

  • Base damage on third-hit passive proc decreased from 40/80/120/160/200 to 40/75/110/145/180.

 

 

 

Viktor Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxDeath Ray Final IconDeath Ray [ E ]

  • Base damage decreased from 70/115/160/205/250 to 70/110/150/190/230;
  • Augment: Aftershock – Explosion damage decreased from 70/115/160/205/250 to 70/110/150/190/230.

 

 

Xin Zhao Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxBattle Cry Final IconBattle Cry [ W ]

  • Attack Speed bonus on active decreased from 40/50/60/70/80% to 40/45/50/55/60%;
  • AP ratio on heal decreased from 0.7 to 0.4.

 

 

Item Changes

 

Nerf BoxBoots of Swiftness Final IconBoots of Swiftness

  • Bonus Movement Speed decreased from 65 to 60.

 

 

Buff BoxManamune Final PortraitManamune

  • Now additionally increases your mana pool by 1 every 8 seconds.

 

 

Buff BoxMercury Threads Final IconMercury’s Threads

  • Tenacity value increased from 20% to 30%.

 

 

Nerf BoxMuramanaMuramana

  • Active can no longer be activated if you have less than 20% of your maximum mana;
  • Active is now always on; it’s no longer a toggle. The active won’t trigger on minions, only enemy champions and monsters.


Nerf BoxMagus Enchantment Final IconRunic Echoes

  • Movement Speed decreased from 10% to 7%.



Nerf BoxSteraks Gage Final IconSterak’s Gage

  • Health granted decreased from 500 to 400;
  • Recipe now requires a Long Sword instead of a Ruby Crystal (recipe cost decreased by 50 Gold to compensate).

 

 

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New Item BoxWarlords Bloodlust Final IconWarlord’s Bloodlust [ Keystone in Ferocity ]

  • Rework: Gain increasingly more Life Steal based on your missing health against Champions (up to 20% LS). Against minions gain 50% benefit.

 

Buff BoxExpose Weakness Final IconExpose Weakness [ New Tier 2 Ferocity ]

  • Damaging enemy Champions causes them to take 3% more damage from your allies.

 

 

 

BLOOD MOON KENNEN Banner

Blood Moon Kennen will be available in store for 975 RP.

 

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MODEL Banner

Blood Moon Kennen Model 1 Blood Moon Kennen Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Blood Moon Kennen Recall 1 Blood Moon Kennen Recall 2

 

THUNDERING SHURIKEN Q

Blood Moon Kennen Q 1 Blood Moon Kennen Q 2

 

ELECTRICAL SURGE W

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LIGHTNING RUSH E

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SLICING MAELSTROM R

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Blood Moon Yasuo will be available in store for 975 RP.

 

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MODEL Banner

Blood Moon Yasuo Model 1 Blood Moon Yasuo Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Blood Moon Yasuo Recall 1 Blood Moon Yasuo Recall 2

 

WAY OF THE WANDERER PASSIVE

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STEEL TEMPEST Q

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WIND WALL W

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SWEEPING BLADE E

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LAST BREATH R

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New Summoner Icons

No idea how you can get these yet, but it will likely involve your wallet.

 

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Diana, Leona and Pantheon have all received updated in-client lore entries:

 

Diana Final Portrait

”I am the light coursing in the soul of the moon.”

Bearing her crescent moonblade, Diana fights as a warrior of the Lunari, a faith all but quashed in the lands around Mount Targon. Clad in shimmering armor the color of winter snow at night, she is a living embodiment of the silver moon’s power. Imbued with the essence of an Aspect from beyond Targon’s towering summit, Diana is no longer wholly human, and struggles to divine herpower and purpose in this world.

 

Leona Final Portrait

”If you would shine like a sun, first you must burn like one.”

Imbued with the fire of the sun, Leona is a warrior templar of the Solari who defends Mount Targon with her Zenith Blade and Shield of Daybreak. Her skin shimmers with starfire while her eyes burn with the power of the celestial Aspect within her. Armored in gold and bearing a terrible burden of ancient knowledge, Leona brings enlightenment to some, death to others.

 

Pantheon Final Portrait

”Bring forth one true champion, or a hundred more like you, and then we shall have a battle that will be spoken of until the end of time.”

The peerless warrior known as Pantheon is a nigh-unstoppable paragon of battle. He was born among the Rakkor, a warlike people living on the flanks of Mount Targon, and after climbing the mountain’s treacherous peak and being deemed worthy, he was chosen to become the earthly incarnation of the celestial Aspect of War. Imbued with inhuman power, he relentlessly seeks the enemies of Targon, leaving only corpses in his wake.

 


Places to contact me:

Email: nolchefo@gmail.com

Twitter: @NoL_Chefo

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 [ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

 


Champion Changes

 

Ahri Final Portrait


Nerf BoxCharmCharm [ E ]

  • The charm CC will no longer cancel dashes cast before the spell hit.

 



Caitlyn Final Portrait

 

Change BoxYordle Snap Trap Final IconYordle Snap Trap [ W ]

  • Bonus damage on Headshot decreased from 10/20/30/40/50% [+0.6 AD ] to a flat 25/50/75/100/125 [+0.8 AD].

 

Buff Box90 Caliber Net Final Icon90-Caliber Net [ E ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 18/16/14/12/10 seconds to 16/14.5/13/11.5/10.

 

 


Kogmaw Final Portrait

General

  • Base Attack Speed decreased from 0.665 to 0.567

 


Xin Zhao Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxBattle Cry Final IconBattle Cry [ W ]

  • Attack Speed bonus on active decreased from 40/50/60/70/80% to 40/45/50/55/60%;
  • AP ratio on heal decreased from 0.7 to 0.4.

 


Item Changes

 

Nerf BoxBoots of Swiftness Final IconBoots of Swiftness

  • Bonus Movement Speed decreased from 65 to 60.

 

 

Buff BoxManamune Final PortraitManamune

  • Now additionally increases your mana pool by 1 every 8 seconds.

 

 

Buff BoxMercury Threads Final Icon Mercury’s Threads

  • Tenacity value increased from 20% to 30%.

 

 

Nerf BoxMuramanaMuramana

  • Active can no longer be activated if you have less than 20% of your maximum mana.

 

 

Nerf BoxMagus Enchantment Final IconRunic Echoes

  • Movement Speed decreased from 10% to 7%.

 

 

 

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New Item BoxWarlords Bloodlust Final IconWarlord’s Bloodlust [ Keystone in Ferocity ]

  • Rework: Gain increasingly more Life Steal based on your missing health against Champions (up to 20% LS). Against minions gain 50% benefit.

 

Buff BoxExpose Weakness Final IconExpose Weakness [ New Tier 2 Ferocity ]

  • Bonus damage for allies increased from 2% to 3%.

 

 


Places to contact me:

Email: nolchefo@gmail.com

Twitter: @NoL_Chefo

AskFM: https://ask.fm/SoloMid_Chefo

Patch 6.1 Notes

January 13th, 2016

 

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Patch 6.1 will hit live in a few hours. Here are the official notes:

 

Patch 6.1

Store Content

Balance

Miscellaneous

 

Don’t know when Patch 6.1 will hit live in your region? Here’s the maintenance schedule:

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CHALLENGER NIDALEE Banner

Challenger Nidalee is a legacy skin and will cost 975 RP.

 

Nidalee_Splash_8 Nidalee_8

 

ALL SPELLS

 

 

MODEL Banner

Challenger Nidalee Model 1 Challenger Nidalee Model 2

Challenger Nidalee Model 3 Challenger Nidalee Model 4

 

Recall Banner

Challenger Nidalee Recall 1 Challenger Nidalee Recall 2

 

PROWL PASSIVE Banner

Challenger Nidalee Passive 1 Challenger Nidalee Passive 2

 

JAVELIN TOSS HUMAN Q Banner

Challenger Nidalee Q 1 Challenger Nidalee Q 2

 

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PRIMAL SURGE HUMAN E Banner

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TAKEDOWN COUGAR Q Banner

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POUNCE COUGAR W Banner

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SWIPE COUGAR E Banner

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ASPECT OF THE COUGAR R

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Challenger Nidalee R 2 Challenger Nidalee R 3

 

 

LUNAR WRAITH CAITLYN Banner

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn is a legacy skin and will be available for 1350 RP.

 

Caitlyn_Splash_10 Caitlyn_10

 

ALL SPELLS

 

MODEL Banner

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Model 1 Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Recall 1 Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Recall 2

 

BASIC ATTACK ANIMATION Banner

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HEADSHOT PASSIVE

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Headshot 2 Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Headshot

 

PILTOVER PEACEMAKER Q

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Q 1 Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Q 2

 

YORDLE SNAP TRAP W

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn W 1 Lunar Wraith Caitlyn W 2

 

90 CALIBER NET E

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn E 1 Lunar Wraith Caitlyn E 2

 

ACE IN THE HOLE R

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn R 1 Lunar Wraith Caitlyn R 2

 

 

LUNAR WRAITH MORGANA Banner

Lunar Wraith Morgana is a legacy skin and will be available for 975 RP.

 

Morgana_Splash_10 Morgana_10

 

ALL SPELLS

 

MODEL Banner

Lunar Wraith Morgana Updated Model 1 Lunar Wraith Morgana Updated Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Lunar Wraith Morgana Recall 1 Lunar Wraith Morgana Recall 2

 

BASIC ATTACK ANIMATION Banner

Lunar Wraith Morgana Auto Attack 1 Lunar Wraith Morgana Auto Attack 2

 

DARK BINDING Q

Lunar Wraith Morgana Q 1 Lunar Wraith Morgana Q 2

 

TORMENTED SOIL W

Lunar Wraith Morgana W 1

 

BLACK SHIELD E

Lunar Wraith Morgana E 1

 

SOUL SHACKLES R

Lunar Wraith Morgana R 1 Lunar Wraith Morgana R 2

 

 

RADIANT WUKONG Banner

Radiant Wukong is NOT a legacy skin and will be available for 1350 RP.

 

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ALL SPELLS

 

MODEL Banner

Radiant Wukong Model 1 Updated Radiant Wukong Model 2 Updated

 

Recall Banner

Radiant Wukong Recall 1 Radiant Wukong Recall 2

 

HOMEGUARD MOVE ANIMATION Banner

 

CRUSHING BLOW Q

Radiant Wukong Q 1 Radiant Wukong Q 2

 

DECOY W

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NIMBUS STRIKE E

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CYCLONE R

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Rising Dawn Ward Skin Banner

This monkey-themed ward skin will be available for 640 RP in the store after Patch 6.1 hits live:

 

Rising Dawn Ward Skin 3 Rising Dawn Ward Skin 2

Rising Dawn Ward Skin 1

 


New Summoner Icons

Four new Lunar-themed summoner icons will be available in the store, presumably for 250 RP each:

 

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Patch 6.1 will also bring team icons for the upcoming season. These will cost 250 RP and, like always, a portion of the profits will go to the respective teams:

 

OCE (Oceania):

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Russia (Wildcard):

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LMS:

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NA LCS:

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EU LCS:

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LAN:

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LAS:

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LCK:

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LPL:

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Brazil (Wildcard):

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Turkey (Wildcard):

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Champion Changes

 

Bard Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxMeeps Final IconTraveler’s Call [ Passive ]

  • Meeps now additionally hit in a 150 radius around the primary target (in addition to the cone damage) once Bard unlocks the cone attack Meep upgrade.


 

Brand Final Portrait

 

Nerf Box Pyroclasm Final IconPyroclasm [ R ]

  • Bugfix: No longer prioritizes Champions over minions when those Champions aren’t affected by Brand’s passive.

 

 

Caitlyn Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalHeadshot Final IconHeadshot [ Passive ]

  • Fixed a bug where Caitlyn would walk toward her empowered Headshot target if they were less than 650 range of her;
  • Fixed a bug where Caitlyn’s next basic attack would sometimes be delayed more than normal after an empowered Headshot;
  • Fixed a bug where Caitlyn would sometimes take longer than intended before firing an empowered Headshot when swapping targets.

 

Quality of Life Box FinalYordle Snap Trap Final IconYordle Snap Trap [ W ]

  • Trap now is slightly better at catching small champions (like yordles).

 

 


Elise Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalRappel Final IconRappel [ E ]

  • Fixed a bug where Elise would quickly drop onto a nearby enemy when self-casting Rappel.

 

 

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Buff BoxDark Wind Final IconDark Wind [ E ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 50/70/90/110/130 to 50/60/70/80/90.

 

 

 

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Nerf BoxTrial by Fire Final IconTrial by Fire [ Passive ]

  • Bonus AD ratio decreased from 1.2 to 1;
  • DoT duration increased from 1.5 seconds to 2.5 (same damage).

 

 

Heimerdinger Final Portrait


Quality of Life Box FinalStorm Grenade Final IconCH-2 Electron Storm Grenade

  • Fixed a bug where Heimerdinger’s grenade was granting too much vision for the duration.

 

 

Jinx Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalSwitcheroo Final IconSwitcheroo! [ Q ]

  • Fixed a bug where Jinx was getting more than one passive stack after killing an inhibitor;
  • Fixed a bug where Jinx was able to cast rockets for free when out of mana;
  • Fixed a bug where Jinx was receiving less attack speed than intended from Get Excited! when using Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher;
  • Switcheroo! can no longer be cast while disabled.

 

 

Kalista Final Portrait

 

Change BoxRend [ E ]Rend Final Icon

  • Mana cost decreased from 40 at all ranks to 30;
  • No longer refunds any mana when Rend kills its first target. Subsequent kills still refund the full cost (30).

 

 

Khazix Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalUnseen Threat Final IconUnseen Threat [ Passive ]

  • The animation for Kha’Zix’s buffed auto-attacks has been sped up to match the speed of his regular attacks (currently slower on live).

 

Buff BoxVoid Spike Final IconVoid Spike [ W ]

  • AoE range increased from 225 to 275.

 

 

Buff BoxLeap Final IconLeap [ E ]

  • Range increased from 600 to 700.

 

 

 

LeBlanc Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxEthereal Chains Final Icon (1)Ethereal Chains [ E ]

  • Missile speed increased from 1600 to 1750.

 

 

 

Miss Fortune Final Portrait

 


Nerf BoxLove Tap Final IconLove Taps [ Passive ]

  • AD ratio decreased from 0.6 – 1, to 0.5 – 1 (scales with level);
  • AD ratio against minions decreased from 0.3 – 0.5 to 0.25 – 0.5.

 

Nerf BoxMake it Rain Final IconMake it Rain [ E ]

  • Base Damage decreased from 90/145/200/225/310 to 80/115/150/185/220.

 

 

 

Mordekaiser Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxIron Man Final Icon (1)Iron Man [ Passive ]

  • Shield decay decreased from 2%-per-second to 1.5%.

 

 

Buff BoxHarvester of Sorrow Final IconHarvester of Sorrow [ W ]

  • The spell can now be cast on minions and allows Mordekaiser to proc the “touching” damage on the aura.


[ Note ] The aura’s size is much larger if cast on siege minions:

Morde W 3 Morde W 1 Morde W 2

 

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

  • Now deals 25% of its damage instantly, decreased from 50% (total damage unchanged, now deals 75% of its damage over-time, changed from 50%)
  • Bonus AD on Ghost changed from 10/25/50 flat to [ 1.0 of Mordekaiser’s Bonus AD ].

 

 

Poppy Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalHammer Shock Final IconHammer Shock [ Q ]

  • If Poppy casts Hammer Shock immediately after Heroic Charge, Hammer Shock will cast toward her target.

 

 

Riven Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxRunic Blade Final IconRunic Blade [ Passive ]

  • Total AD ratio increased from 0.2 – 0.5 to 0.25 – 0.5 [ values for levels 1 – 18 ].

 

 


Rumble Final Portrait

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  • Collision radius on champion model decreased from 50 to 35.

 

Buff BoxFlamespitterFlamespitter [ Q ]

  • Range increased from 550 to 600;
  • Tick rate decreased from 0.5 seconds to 0.25 (meaning Rumble will apply damage in shorter periods, total damage remains the same but this helps in shorter engages).

 

 

Teemo Final Champion Portrait

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  • Base Attack Damage increased from 47.5 to 49.5.

 

Change BoxCamouflage Final IconCamouflage [ Passive ]

  • Time to stealth in brush increased from 0.75 seconds to 1.5;
  • Teemo can now stealth while moving in a brush.

 

Buff BoxNoxious Trap Final IconNoxious Trap [ R ]

  • Cast range increased from 300/600/900 to 400/650/900.

 

 


Thresh Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalDamnation Final IconDamnation [ Passive ]

  • Fixed a visual bug where, upon despawning, uncollected souls appeared to fly to Thresh instead of vanishing.

 

 

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Nerf BoxChomp Final IconChomp [ Q ]

  • No longer affects towers.

 


Nerf BoxPillar-of-Ice-Final-Icon (1) (1)Pillar of Ice [ E ]

  • Mana cost increased from 60 at all ranks to 75.

 

 

Nerf BoxSubjugate-Final-Icon (1) (1)Subjugate [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 80/70/60 seconds to 110/90/70;
  • Mana cost increased from 75 at all ranks to 100.

 

 

Urgot Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalNoxian Corrosive Charge Final IconNoxian Corrosive Charge [ E ]

  • Fixed a bug where Noxian Corrosive Charge was granting too much vision for the duration.

 

 

Yasuo Final Portrait

 

Quality of Life Box FinalWindwall Final IconWind Wall [ W ]

  • Fixed a bug where certain targeted abilities (such as Twisted Fate’s Pick-A-Card) would pass through Wind Wall as it spawned.

 

 

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Buff BoxDeaths Dance Final IconDeath’s Dance

  • Heal on unique passive increased from 12% of damage dealt to 15%;
  • Damage converted to bleed (DoT) increased from 12% to 15%;
  • Attack Damage increased from 65 to 75;
  • Recipe cost increased from 525 Gold to 625 (total cost increased from 3400 Gold to 3500).

 

Change BoxEye of the Oasis Final IconEye of the Oasis

  • Now additionally grants 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • Bonus Mana Regeneration decreased from 150% to 100%.

 

Change BoxEye of the Watchers Final IconEye of the Watchers

  • Now additionally grants 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • Bonus Mana Regeneration decreased from 150% to 100%;

 

Nerf BoxFarsight Alteration Final IconFarsight Alteration

  • Decreases cooldown of Warding Totem by 33%, decreased from 50% [the values are near-identical because of the Warding Totem buff]

 

Change BoxFrost Queens Claim Final IconFrost Queen’s Claim

  • Mana Regeneration decreased from 150% to 100%;
  • Ghost slow now lasts 2-5 seconds (increase with distance), changed from 4 seconds flat;

 

Buff BoxLord Dominik Final IconLord Dominik’s Regards

  • Bonus Armor Penetration increased from 40% to 45%.

 

 

Quality of Life Box FinalLudens Echo Final IconLuden’s Echo

  • UNIQUE Passive is now called “Echo”, to prevent it from stacking with the passive on Runic Echoes (new jungle AP enchantment)

 

Buff BoxMortal Reminder Final IconMortal Reminder

  • Bonus Armor Penetration increased from 40% to 45%.

 

 

Buff BoxPhantom Dancer Final IconPhantom Dancer

  • Now additionally grants 5% bonus Movement Speed;
  • Bonus Movement Speed while in 500 range of an enemy Champion decreased from 12% to 7%.

 

Nerf BoxRapid Firecannon Final IconRapid Firecannon

  • Bonus Movement Speed decreased from 8% to 7%.

 

 

Buff BoxRunaans Hurricane Final IconRunaan’s Hurricane

  • Bonus Movement Speed increased from 5% to 7%.

 

 

Buff BoxStatikk_ShivStatikk Shiv

  • Now deals 120% bonus damage to minions, increased from 75%.

 

 

Buff BoxSunfire-Cape-Final-Icon (1)Sunfire Cape

  • Armor increased from 45 to 50.

 

 

Buff BoxWarding Totem Final IconWarding Totem

  • Cooldown decreased from 180/120 seconds (scales down with level) to 180/90.

 

 

 

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New Item BoxMagus-Enchantment-Final-Icon (1) (1)Enchantment: Runic Echoes (replaces Runeglaive)

Grants 60 Ability Power and 10% bonus to Movement Speed;

UNIQUE Passive – Echo: Gain charges upon moving or casting. At 100 charges, the next spell hit expends all charges to deal 80 [+0.1 AP] bonus magic damage to up to 4 targets.

This effect deals 2.5X damage to Large Monsters. Hitting a Large Monster with this effect will restore 18% of your missing Mana.

 

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Buff BoxHunters Talisman Final IconHunter’s Talisman

  • Mana regeneration while in the jungle increased from 150% to 180%.

 

[ Note ] This also applies to Skirmisher’s Sabre, Stalker’s Blade and Tracker’s Knife.

 

Elder Razorbeak Final Icon“Razor Sharp” Raptor Buff [ buff from smiting the ugly chicken camp ]

  • Fixed several bugs with Razor Sharp where it would not go off if the nearest enemy object was not a ward;
  • Changed trigger range from 1250 to 900 to better sync with the range of wards;
  • Changed trigger range for blue trinket wards from 1250 to 500 to better sync with the range of wards.

 

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  • Auto-attack damage increased from 95 to 105.

 

 

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  • No longer triggers spell effects (such as Spell Vamp or Rylai’s Crystal Scepter).

 

 

 

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Nerf BoxPrecision Final IconPrecision [ Tier 5 Cunning ]

  • Armor penetration decreased from 1/2/3/4/5 [+ 0.1/0.2/0.3/0.4/0.5 per level] to 0.6/1.2/1.8/2.4/3 + [0.06/0.12/0.18/0.24/0.3 per level]

 

 

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Buff BoxDeathfires Touch Final IconDeathfire Touch [ Keystone Ferocity ]

  • Ratios increased from [ +0.5 Bonus AD ] [ +0.2 AP ] to [ +0.6 Bonus AD ] [ +0.25 AP ].

 

 

Buff BoxFervor of Battle Final IconFervor of Battle [ Keystone Ferocity ]

  • Bonus physical damage on auto-attack per stack increased from 1-8 (scales with Champion level) to 1-12;
  • Max stacks decreased from 10 to 8 (max on-hit physical damage increased from 80 to 96).

 

Change BoxWarlords Bloodlust Final IconWarlord’s Bloodlust [ Keystone Ferocity ]

  • Heal changed from 15% of crit damage against Champions to 5-25% (scales with level);
  • Attack Speed bonus increased from 20% to 30% (for 4 seconds).

 

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  • Flat damage reduction increased from 3% to 4%;
  • Additionally, 6% of the damage taken by your closest ally from enemy Champions is dealt to you;
  • No longer gives 6% Damage Reduction when near an allied Champion.

 

Buff BoxStrength of the Ages Final IconStrength of the Ages [ Keystone Resolve ]

  • When capped, Strength of Ages now heals for 6% of your Maximum Health for both Siege Minions and large jungle monsters, changed from healing for 100 flat Health per Siege Minion kill.”

 

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Buff BoxStormraiders Surge Final IconStormraider’s Surge [ Keystone Cunning ]

  • Movement speed buff increased from 35% to 40%;
  • Duration to trigger the buff extended from 2 seconds to 2.5;
  • Now additionally grants 75% slow resistance for 3 seconds after proccing the buff.

 

 

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Just some bugfixes for minions and their wacky behavior.

The only one that’s worth calling out is the last one on the list – this was actually implemented in 5.22, and primarily helps melee vs ranged matchups with respect to basic attacks. Simply put, the ‘call for help’ used to be around yourself and not the enemy, meaning that when they’d harass you off the wave, your minions would often ‘pretend’ not to notice as they went about their business. Now minions are more courageous and will actively watch for enemy harassment.

Minions no longer freeze or awkwardly lock eyes with other minions

Minions now display how much bonus damage or damage reduction they have from the pushing changes implemented in 5.23

Minions no longer acquire new targets that are in the river or jungle, and if they enter the river or jungle they’ll refuse to acquire any target until they leave. (Implemented in 5.22 but undocumented)

Now additionally calls for help in a ring around your opponent when attacked near minions (implemented in 5.22 but undocumented).

 

 

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The New Champion Select is almost ready for live. It will follow a staggered release, with public testing for NA and TR beginning on January 13th. Below you can find a rundown of how the new system will work:

[ Note ] The new Champion Select will replace Team Builder. [ Source ]

 

Before you queue, you’ll be asked to pick your Primary and Secondary role. Logically, your Primary role takes priority in the matchmaking:

New Champ Select 1 New Champ Select 2

 

The queue interface is standard fair. The wait time is displayed at the bottom, rather than the top of the client and there are new visuals for the ticking time confirmation:

New Champ Select 3 New Champ Select 4

 

Inside the Champion Select, you’ll be placed on a 3D map of Summoner’s Rift, with an arrow-type indicator for your role:

New Champ Select 18 New Champ Select 5

 

I was Captain here, so I couldn’t ban. Instead, I could give a visual cue to teammates of what I wanted to play. This phase is a suggestive “I want to play this, please don’t ban it” type – if my teammates wanted to, they could’ve banned Yasuo, but I’ve shown them I want to play that Champion.

New Champ Select 7 New Champ Select 6

 

There’s a neat animation for bans, where the banned Champion’s portrait will disintegrate into shards. Here’s how it looks like for both allied bans and enemy bans:

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Once banning is complete, picking resumes as is currently on live. The Champions picked (or hovered over) will be displayed in a circular shape. Once selected, they will play their Champ Select quote for everyone:

New Champ Select 12 New Champ Select 14

 

Here’s how the interface looks like if the player hasn’t picked a Champion yet, for both ally and enemy-side:

New Champ Select 15 New Champ Select 16

 

Once picking concludes, you can lock in your Champion or pick a different one. There’s also a new interface for your available skins:

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The last part of Champion Select is a standard wait period to adjust your Masteries. Note the location of UI elements:

  • Bans at the top left and right;
  • 2D map with Roles and Champions picked on the bottom right;
  • Summoner Spells/Masteries on the bottom.

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TWEAKS TO DRAGON TRAINER LULU

Dragon Trainer Lulu has received new, brighter textures, presumably to fit better with the visuals of Dragon Trainer Tristana.

 

Dragon Trainer Lulu Model 2 Dragon Trainer Lulu Model 1

 

 

NEW Q VISUALS FOR DRAVEN SKINS

Soul Reaver Draven and Gladiator Draven have both received new visuals for the landing zones on their Spinning Axes [ Q ]:

 

Draven Skin Q 1 Draven Skin Q 2

 


A new login theme has been released to celebrate the start of the new season. Here’s the video by frostyNinja:

 

And here’s the still from the animation:

Season 6 Background

 

 

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The Japanese localization is near-concluded and all the voice-overs, text and audio files will be released with Patch 6.1. Note that if you want to use the Japanese localization, you can select it from your launcher post-patch.

 

Japan Screenshot

 

Japan Screen 2 Screen 3

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Screen 7 Screen 8

 

[ Note ] You can find all the voice-overs on SkinSpotlights‘s second channel, League Voices.

 

[ Note ] You can find all the Japanese Champion Select quotes HERE:

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  • Summoner names in the end of game screen have been reverted to white without glow effects
  • Fixed a bug where summoner names in the end of game screen weren’t consistently graying out as players left the lobby
  • Fixed a bug where Ekko’s Q – Timewinder sometimes dealt no damage on the way out at high levels of cooldown reduction
  • Quinn’s Q – Blinding Assault no longer causes several empowered basic attacks to miss
  • Jayce’s buff from swapping to R – Mercury Cannon is no longer consumed without dealing damage when using W – Hyper Charge to attack a structure
  • Kassadin no longer gains E – Force Pulse stacks from the active of Frost Queen’s Claim
  • Orianna’s E – Command: Protect bonus resistances are now properly multiplied by Windspeaker’s Blessing
  • Fixed a bug where splitting mastery points between Piercing Thoughts and Battering Blows granted the incorrect amount of stats
  • Fixed a few cases of champions with Sated Devourer damaging themselves when using empowered basic attacks (ex. Ekko’s E – Phase Dive or Rek’Sai’s Q – Queen’s Wrath)
  • Luden’s Echo now procs if an ability cast at max stacks damages a target after its caster dies
  • Liandry’s Torment now properly deals increased damage to enemies affected by Ahri’s E – Charm, Rammus’s E – Puncturing Taunt and Shen’s E – Shadow Dash
  • Serrated Dirk’s buff no longer occasionally consumes itself when granted by an empowered basic attack
  • Cinderhulk’s burn effect now has an on-hover range indicator
  • Zz’Rot Portal, Zeke’s Herald and Face of the Mountain are now properly searchable by typing “Active” in the item shop
  • Mejai’s Soulstealer has been added to the Mana tab of the item shop
  • Restored custom flame tail particles on Foxfire Ahri

 


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

 

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Several screenshots of Jhin (the new upcoming ADC from the recent teasers) and his splash art were leaked on Reddit. Note that this unconfirmed and may not be official:

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Turrets have unreliable targetting and deal way too little damage

Koalifier Final PortraitCaveat: I don’t design anything at all, I just like playing League of Legends.

Turret targeting is something that might be a point of improvement, but what would that look like? Clearly turrets should not prioritize champions, or pushing lanes becomes extremely difficult. I’m not a fan of the %hp idea, because it makes tanks less relevant, and they already struggle as a class with shifts in the meta.

What are some examples of how turret aggro should work better? Here’s my assumptions:

The tower shouldn’t switch targets if it’s already hitting a champ. The tower should prioritize champions only when there are no minions/pets, and only when they deal damage to friendly champions.

Tower aggro rules should be easy to understand and consistent. (e.g. doing damage to an enemy vs. hitting an enemy with non-damaging cc – either damage should trigger aggro, or any ability/damage should trigger aggro. Imo we should maintain the current functionality).Tower attack rate should be consistent (no tower autoattack reset on champ aggro).

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Shouldnt turrets be able to deal with the frontline in case of a dive

Koalifier Final PortraitI think I just fundamentally disagree that towers should be able to take on mega-tanks. If they supplement your team’s damage and do around 10-15% of a tank’s HP in 5-6 seconds, that seems reasonable. Any change to towers that makes them threatening to tanks during all stages of the game either:

A. Makes building tank stats completely ineffective against towers (%hp true damage, massive armor pen) and results in tanks being significantly less useful and feeling like crap; or
B. Makes towers massively fuck up squishy champions, punishing minor mistakes really heavily (increased overall damage).

I don’t think either A or B encourages interesting gameplay; it just helps teams with strong waveclear turtle under towers and drag out games, which isn’t super fun imo.

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Turret damage needs to ramp up against divers like Elise and Fizz

Koalifier Final PortraitHmmm, yeah, I think I echo that sentiment. If there’s anything that’s really coalescing for me in this thread, it’s that towers resetting while you are still in the middle of getting dived feels pretty bad. Like I’ve sad a bunch of times, I don’t work on this stuff, but I’ll chat with some folks about this thread and see what they think. I can’t promise that we’ll make a change along those lines as I don’t fully understand the design principles behind towers, but I’ll follow up on it 😀

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What if turrets had an aggro bar and retargeted Fizz Elise after their E

Koalifier Final PortraitHm, the concept of an aggro bar does sounds pretty cool… like the tower is “activated” once it gets champ aggro and will now focus champs until it resets a-la patience timers on jungle camps.

I think the Dragon aggro thing made sense because of aggro juggling being borderline exploitative, and because Dragon actually moves. Turrets gaining range sounds really annoying.

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Why cant Nocturne be unstoppable like Malphite while ulting

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Meddler Final PortraitNocturne’s ult behaves the same way Malph’s does. They’re both unstoppable during the ult, they’re not CC immune though, so can be CC’d and, if the duration’s long enough, will still be CC’d after the ult ends. Ryze snare or Veigar stun for example won’t stop them from completing their ults, but can limit them after they end if applied mid dash.

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Will Tahm Kench be nerfed soon

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Meddler Final PortraitWe’ve been talking about possible Tahm nerfs in 6.2 or 6.3, those aren’t certain yet though (want to make sure we’re nerfing the correct thing(s), want to investigate whether we should be buffing something like his ult’s useability at the same time).

Even if we do nerf him though I’d still expect him to be a pretty difficult match up for Vi. A lot of her power is in her ability to close distance reliably to get onto the target of her choice. That’s not very useful against Tahm direct, given you’re not going to be bursting down a tank, assuming similar XP/gold, and he’s absolutely fine with people putting themselves in his face.

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Can you increase the AP ratio on MFs E to compensate for the 61 nerf

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[ Note ] Miss Fortune’s E will be nerfed in Patch 6.1. You can find the notes HERE.

Meddler Final PortraitI’ll follow up with the designer working on the MF changes and get back to you, see what his thoughts are on the current state of AP builds on her (not familiar enough with them myself). Can’t make any promises, if AP MF’s in a decent spot on live at present though might be appropriate to increase a ratio somewhere to avoid an unintentional nerf.

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Meddler Final PortraitWe’re intentionally nerfing AD MF with nerfs to her passive and E. It’s possible AP MF may be getting unintentionally nerfed at the same time, I’m unsure whether or not that build’s been assessed internally relative to this change.

A base damage nerf and AP ratio buff would certainly change AP MF’s power curve, keeping that build generally power neutral overall should be doable though if we conclude that’s appropriate here.

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Smurfing is unfair and ruins the experience for lowerlevel players

grrrlee Final PortraitBlah I understand this feeling too. I didn’t start playing until pretty much everyone and their super-cool grandmothers all had smurfs that queued up at the same time as I would. It was really confusing and frustrating that so many of my fellow lvl 6 ‘noobs’ could be so much better than I. It can be a pretty sucky experience in the game sometimes.

It’d be neat to do a study on smurfs — I wonder if I could have a chat with a few people around the office to see what we could learn about ’em. Noooo guarantees of course, but it’s definitely a topic I’d be interested in helping out with the research.

I appreciate being able to lurk these boards, particularly in ‘Player Behavior & Moderation,’ even if I definitely don’t get to read everything, and I don’t always comment on things I do get around to reading. Since I’m a gamer too, player pain is a very real thing to me, so these matters are of a particular interest to me and I’d love to be able to make an impact whenever possible.

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Will future Champion reworks be accompanied by new lore for them

Repertoir New PortraitI can’t speak to much on the past on this one, since I haven’t worked on my full reboots of champions, but moving forward, I think it’s pretty safe to say that on big projects like Taric, Poppy, etc., you can expect new or updated lore, and you can probably not expect new lore on smaller stuff.

For Taric specifically, I’m not the writer of the lore, but I am one of the people that’s trying to help give feedback to the writer. I don’t think there should be a bunch of characters’ lore being reduced in the near future, and we haven’t written the final lore yet for Taric, but I’d expect it to be closer to 3 paragraphs than 3 sentences.

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What are you planning to do with Nidalee

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Repertoir New PortraitI’m not sure what the immediate balance plans are for her at the moment, but if given the opportunity, I would like to be able to go back and re-evaluate her laning experience, which I think is pretty poor. Specifically, it feels like a constant struggle to manage the minion wave without getting chunked for half your health by your lane opponent.

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How am I supposed to play against Garen

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Repertoir New PortraitGaren’s opportunities for opponents are intended to be via kiting or playing around his E cooldown, though I can see a legitimate case being made that he is too strong. Given the nature of his E, he can be a pretty binary matchup for other melee champions to try to fight, especially squishier ones, and I think that the introduction of items like Dead Man’s Plate gives a sort of inevitability to him catching up to people.

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Do you have high ELO players thatre paid a salary to test changes

Repertoir New PortraitWe actually have a full-time team comprised of high Diamond to Challenger level players that spend most of the day playing upcoming content and giving us advice on how to hit our goals on it. These guys are really dedicated, too. Currently, they spend all day at work playing/testing 6.01 League of Legends internally, and then all night playing 5.24 League of Legends on the Live environment.

Riot Afic leads up that team. He could probably speak to it more if you could get a hold of him.

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Would you allow silly builds to exist again like AP Miss Fortune

Repertoir New PortraitI think about things like that sometimes, and try to do it where possible, but it’s always important to make sure to do it in a way that doesn’t compromise the balance of the champion. Using this example, AP Support Miss Fortune is actually somewhat a thing at the moment, so you can see how buffing fun off builds might inadvertently cause issues.

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Whats the scope of the immobile mage rework

Repertoir New PortraitNumber of champions is not yet determined, but as far as the level of change in a single kit goes, our mindset is generally that there is one highlighted change (usually in the form of a new skill) to the champion, with other small changes to the existing kit to support it.

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Have you considered adding antimobility tools to immobile mages

Repertoir New PortraitYes, but we are trying to do it in ways that aren’t simply “stop dash in progress.” Hopefully we make some good progress in this regard.

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Do you think AP Champions have enough item diversity at the moment

Repertoir New PortraitI think item diversity is pretty good for mages, strictly as far as options go before considering things like gold and slot efficiency, which I haven’t personally put a ton of thought into yet. As far as Deathcap goes, I can see a case being made that it limits design space and build diversity.

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Can we have a timeline on the upcoming Ryze changes

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Repertoir New PortraitNot really sure we have a specific timeline on Ryze. ricklessabandon was talking to me about some change opportunities here. I’ll have to follow up and see if there are any plans for Ryze in the short term.

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When will Cassiopeia be fixed Shes in a terrible spot right now

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Repertoir New PortraitI’m not on the team that works on it, so I can’t really speak to the balance state of the champion, or what the particular reasons are for why she is balanced the way she is at the moment.

As a member of the update team, and as someone that comes here and reads Cass threads that pop up every now and again, all I can really say is that I’m aware of the identity crisis stuff she’s got going on, and that if we ever looked at her again from a ‘small update’ perspective, that is where I personally would start. There are a lot of champions that could use stuff in this regard, however, so no promises.

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I think Anivias passive is too weak in most stages of the game

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Repertoir New PortraitThough I understand where you’re coming from, I actually think Anivia’s passive is actually in a pretty good spot. The fact that it can fail makes it really awesome when it works, and provides some really cool tension in a lot of cases. Another thing to consider is that the power budget that would have to go into her passive would be much higher if it was much more resilient, and that would have to come from somewhere, as she’s not a low performer as far as her balance state goes.

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Repertoir New PortraitWe would probably do Ice Bird different today if it was a new champion, but I actually think Anivia’s kit has stood up well against the tests of time. It’s arguably lost some of its luster as mobility increases, but Crystallize (W) is still very, very powerful, for example.

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Is the balance team shying away from making kits that scale with Armor

Repertoir New PortraitAnswering this question since it’s one I’ve seen less of, and I think the others have mostly been answered.

Generally speaking, we should avoid making either Armor or Magic Resist supremely more powerful on champions when compared to the other stat, unless it is a very specific intended strength/weakness. Taric falls into this category, where being an exceptionally good pick against physical damage teams is very much an intended strength. I intend on maintaining some of that in his upcoming update.

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Why does the balance team rarely if ever revert nerfs

Repertoir New PortraitAs far as why we tend to not to strict reverts, I don’t think there’s any one rule for/against it that I know of. That said, we try to make changes that are directionally sound for champions/items/masteries when we make them, so that even if other factors that contribute to their balance change, we’re happy with the decision in the long run. Sejuani and Cinderhulk is a pretty common case people talk about here, but at no point do I think either of them was really unacceptably weak, and I think there are similar things going on with Swain and DFT right now.

Also, I do think that it’s easy for players to feel like their champion has been overnerfed. I’ve historically felt this way about champions I played as well. If you imagine all the various power levels that champions could fall at as a spectrum, it seems reasonable to say there’s a segment of that spectrum that could be considered allowable power levels. As someone who has felt this way in the past about certain champions, I think it’s easy for players to be biased into thinking certain champions power should rest at the upper end of that allowable part, while at the same time being perfectly comfortable with other champions they are less attached to resting at the middle or lower end.

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Currently Caitlyn is under performing as a longrange marksman

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Ranger XIV Final PortraitHey Napalm,

I’m a HUGE Caitlyn player also. She was the first champion I ever really took seriously and wanted to ‘main’. I’m also one of the people that worked on the Champion Update team helping mold Caitlyn into what she is right now.

 

With that being said, I do feel that Caitlyn changed a bit of her early game power to her late game power. I max Q first then go to E. I do love the traps but I find more reliable damage with the other two. I also get Warlord’s in the mastery tree because I feel that I am banking for that late game fight more than just doing the early game trade. This changes who I want to support for me.

Another thing I’m finding hard is that Caitlyn has a hard time securing kills in a team fight. She tends to hope that an auto kills them and doesn’t really have the ability to take them.

I was hoping you’d be able to tell me what masteries, runes and ability order you are going. I’d like to talk about this more, see how you feel more compared to certain match-ups. I think she should lose early to MF and Lucian. They have early game steroids and ultimates that can be used effectively mid trade compared to Caitlyn where you are charging something.

Excited to hear back from you 🙂

Ranger XIV

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Caitlyns traps should be more powerful with fewer points in W

Ranger XIV Final PortraitDefinitely will be looking more into all this. There are eyes on this and we will not just abandon ship on Caitlyn. Caitlyn should be leaning more towards traps and that zoning aspect. I am not promising anything but no one likes when a champion feels worse than before.

Thank you for sharing your ideas and analyzing what issues Caitlyn has right now. A lot has changed, definitely hasn’t settled yet.

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Fan Creations Instrumental Song for Shyvana by Sid88

https://soundcloud.com/bgbassphoenix/the-blood-of-my-father

Sid88: The Blood Of My Father (Inspired by and dedicated to Shyvana) by Sid

An instrumental track for the League of Legends Champion Shyvana. Artwork by Ae-Rie (http://ae-rie.deviantart.com)

This music is inspired by Shyvana lore. Mostly the bit before she joined Demacia as the Elite Guard. Here I wanted to make something which makes the listener be reminded of the origin of Shyv. Mostly about her being an outcast because of her mixed race and the death of her father who made her who she was. This isn’t a very angry song. But I’ve tried to make it as intense as possible with the limiter resources I have. I really hope you like it!

The artwork is by Ae-Rie and you can find the original art here.

Please do leave your thoughts below and please do tell me if I can improve on things here. I will try and incorporate it in the next one! 😀 Happy Listening! 🙂

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Lastly, here are a few recent fan-made artworks:

 

Katarina by Valkymie

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Caitlyn by 艦長代理

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Arcade Sona by phamoz:

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

 

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[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

 

Champion Changes

 

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  • Stacks needed to charge Headshot changed from 7/6/5 (values for levels 1/11/18) to 6 at all levels.

 

 

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  • Gold granted increased from 50 to 70.

 

 

Also, Snow Day Bard now has a happy expression. here’s a comparison:

Bard Happy Eyes

 


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

 

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Riot’s Preseason Q&A on the forums has now concluded. Follow the links below for all the responses from the balance team:

 

 

Preseason QA

Meddler Final PortraitWe’re about wrapping up now, we’ll have a finalized rundown later this week, but thanks for participating! We’ll probably close up comments by end of tonight.

Preseason Q&A

Welcome to the preseason Q&A, where myself and the design team will be fielding major questions you might have about the current preseason. Before we get to that, I wanted to write up some early first impressions we’ve had so far. There are certainly some outliers we want to address before we can get a deeper understanding, but initial thoughts might quell some concerns. A few weeks from now we’ll have a more high-level overview.

In the meantime…


Preseason so far

It’ll take a while for things to shake down, but I’ll dig into some first thoughts. If, after reading this, there’s anything not mentioned you’d like to get our thoughts on, we’ll be answering questions between 1pm-3pm (with some less regular posting throughout the rest of the day too (where time permits) between other work).


General Game Elements

  • Masteries

Overall, we’re pretty happy with how the new masteries are going, with some exceptions. The first of those is that there are some that are definitely too strong. The most notable of those is Warlord’s Bloodlust, and we’ll be hotfixing that today to work on champions only, rather than against all targets. Might also need to make some changes so that this mastery’s just not just dramatically more effective on Trynd/Yasuo than other champs (or make changes to Trynd/Yasuo if needs be). Other likely outliers are Deathfire Touch (probably too strong on DoT champs, potentially too weak on others) and some of the Resolve tree on health stacking tanks.

On the other hand there are also some champions that aren’t sufficiently well served by the current masteries. Starting soon (potentially patch 5.24) we’ll start adding a few extra masteries in to flesh out the trees a bit more, probably beginning with the Tier 1 Cunning masteries, since that juncture currently doesn’t feel like it offers many champs a good choice.

  • Minion Blocking

We made some under the hood changes to make minion blocking more predictable and less random in 5.22, but it looks like we also made minions feel too large. We’ll be looking to adjust this to make it feel “right” again, starting with some tuning to how minion blocking’s calculated in 5.23.

  • The Jungle

We’re seeing certain champions struggle more than they should at present. We’ve got some buffs to Hunter’s Talisman and Refillable Potion coming as a result to help out some early clears. We’re also seeing some magic damage dealing junglers in particular have issues, so are lowering Magic Resistance on some monsters to help them specifically. If you’re currently struggling in the jungle, you may want to try Krugs (or Gromp) > double buffs, as that seems to be a fairly stable approach.

As far as Rift Herald goes, we’re seeing it do some cool stuff so far and it seems to be generating the sort of teamwork and reward for controlling the top part of the river we’d hoped. That said, the Herald is looking like it’s a bit too punishing, so we’re reducing its damage output somewhat while trying to keep it tanky. Hopefully this reduces the need to recall after taking it for many champions.

  • Turrets

We’re currently seeing turrets die too easily. Some of that’s assumedly due to the reduction in effective health tower health in 5.22, some of it’s also going to be due to a bug that’s removing their intended growth in Armor/MR over time. We’ll be fixing that bug in 5.23, and increasing outer tower health a bit, then looking at whether towers are still falling too fast or not.


Champions:

  • Marksmen

Graves is significantly too strong, Kog’maw definitely too weak. We’ll be nerfing and buffing those two respectively in today’s hotfix, with Graves losing some burst and early harass power from Q (damage and mana cost nerfs) and a bit of base MS. Kog by contrast’s getting a little bit of early AD and a better base attack speed. In both cases we suspect we’ll need to make further adjustments as well. We’d rather chip at some of the problem quickly and then reassess than try and do everything at once without sufficient observation time.

Current thinking is that a few other marksmen probably also need adjustments, though just in the form of regular balance changes rather than a hotfix. For 5.23 we’re looking at cutting a bit of power from Lucian and MF, both of whom seem too dominant, and we’ll be fixing a couple of small bugs on Ashe’s Q that should help her out a bit. We’re also looking at Quinn to try and shift some of her power from raw damage back into utility, though aren’t sure yet whether we’ll have changes we’re happy with for 5.23 or not.

  • Assassins

Physical damage assassins seem to be in a rough spot after the removal of Brutalizer and changes to Last Whisper. In the short term, we’re looking to give some of them a bit of love through buffs to their kits (Kha’zix/Zed), longer term we’ll also want to find some other solutions as well (potentially assassin focused items, or item changes).

  • Other Champion Changes

It’s not preseason specific, but we’ve also got some significant follow up work on Mordekaiser coming soon. Statikk should be covering that in a separate thread in the Dev Corner within the next couple of days, with some context on what we felt worked and what didn’t from the Morde rework in 5.16, plus thoughts on what our next steps are and why when it comes to addressing issues Morde has.

The next patch will also include a general sizing pass on a large number of champions, with model sizes of around 40 champions changes by between -10% and +10%. The goal there’s to align champion size better with each champion’s role (tanks should look bigger and tougher, squishies like ADCs smaller and more…squishy) while at the same time removing some visual discrepancies (Lucian’s not intended be 7 foot plus tall for example).


Other Stuff

  • Items

Statikk Shiv’s looking too generically strong. We’ll be hitting its damage as a result, while increasing its damage against minions to try and focus it more as a waveclear item.

Rageblade is just all-around way too strong. As a first step we’ll be increasing its cost a few hundred gold, but I imagine we’ll need to look at further power cuts at some point as well.

  • Clean Up, Bug Fixes

We’ve got a number of start of game things to sync up (bunch of stuff that needs to be shifted forwards up to 15s to match the earlier game start, like Bard Chime spawns, Skarner Crystals, Smite charges etc), plus a number of bug fixes to things that changed in 5.22.

  • Game Duration

Game duration, and snowballiness, has been one of the things we’ve spent the most time looking at and talking about since the preseason launch. So far it’s looking like the average game is a couple of minutes faster. There are some changes coming in 5.23 that will likely impact that, in particular a change to Homeguard that gives a modified version to every player after 20 minutes, somewhat tougher turrets (see above), and changes to minion strength that cause them to push more if their team is winning (giving winning teams opportunities to siege/losing teams opportunities to farm and catch up).

In terms of direction, two of the big things we’re looking at are the concerns that games are ending too often before late game and that a single mistake mid game may be deciding things too much, too often. We’re also looking at whether games are too stompy in general. Some increase in stompiness is expected for the first patch of the preseason, as people experiment with new things, that’s something that should fall off fairly quickly though. If not, we’ll need to make some follow up changes.

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Have surrenders become more common this Preseason

Meddler Final PortraitYes, we’ve seen a noticeable increase in surrendering around the 20 minute mark post 5.22. That’s pretty standard after a major patch like this, given some champions tend to be out of line and people are experimenting with new stuff, so games can feel decided pretty early on. It’s something we’d expect to drop off noticeably over the next couple of patches though as we address major issues and people figure out what works and what doesn’t post changes. If that doesn’t happen we’ll need to dig into what else is going on.

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What other Champion groups are on your radar

Meddler Final PortraitWe’ve just started talking about which class (or sub class) to look at next. We’re currently trending towards immobile mages. Given the need for preseason followup though it’ll also be a little while before the team’s ready to start heavy work on whichever class we go with.

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Would you say Preseason buffed Armor stackers like Taric too much Taric Banner Single

Meddler Final PortraitYeah, we’re also seeing Malphite and Rammus, other champions who are rewarded for stacking armor, do well right now given the number of AD damage dealers being played. I don’t think we’ll make any changes to those champs individually until we’ve got the bigger picture balanced, it seems reasonable to believe that they’re just reflecting a temporary meta state rather than themselves generally overpowered.

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Which Riot employees are responsible for the Preseason patch

Asyrite Final PortraitThere were 4 teams responsible for the in game changes:
Game Systems – things like Masteries, Items, minions etc
Live Gameplay – Rift Herald, ongoing balance tuning
Champion Update – Marksman
Playtest – Sanity checks on content before it goes Live

It’s really a bigger team effort though, and the collaboration between teams is pretty huge.

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Meddler Final PortraitAlso worth calling out that we had help from individuals on various other teams as well. Some of the champion team helped out with masteries, couple of folks from the team that worked on the Bilgewater event helped with Rift Herald’s model etc.

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What is the average game length that Riot aims for

Meddler Final PortraitOur goal with preseason was to keep games around the same average length as they currently were (around 33 minutes on average). Games in 5.22 look like they’re a couple of minutes shorter so far, at around 31 minutes, that’s likely to change though in 5.23 as we get in changes that either missed the cutoff for 5.22 or were bugged (minion changes, tower scaling defense respectively).

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How do you intend to fix the Champion kits and builds that Preseason broke

Asyrite Final PortraitHey man! We’re going to be watching, reading, listening, and playing a lot over the next few weeks to get a feel for where the new lay of the land is. Right now win rates are still being highly impacted by people learning new optimized item builds, masteries, abilities etc. Vayne as an example has an~8% delta in win rate between her most frequent build and her highest common win rate build (referencing champion.gg in this case since that’s available to everyone). If you look at the why, it’s because a subset players are still rushing BORK, which looks like it’s proving to no longer be the optimal build path. Just pulling that as one example. Over the next few weeks, as players discover those optimal builds, I’m expecting we’ll see the standard deviation for individual champ win rates get smaller, time will definitely tell though!

I know you referenced Kha’zix in particular, and he’s definitely taken a hit this preseason (to me it feels like it’s actually more about the removal of Trailblazer as opposed to Tiamat passive, but that’s just my $0.02). We’re investigating how we can give him a bit of love, but want to wait for things to settle before getting more aggressive with changes. Also note I used to play Kha’zix a fair bit so I feel your pain :).

Hope this at least touches on some of your concerns

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How about putting a short CD on Quinns ult and removing the cast time Quinn Banner

Repertoir New PortraitYes! I’ve given quite a bit of thought to this actually. One of the things that I think is important to get right here is how to balance what feels good for Quinn versus what feels fair for the opponent. Though I don’t have specific changes for 5.23 to make on this front, I’m keeping an eye on Quinn (her ult especially) to see what kind of adjustments need to be made over the course of the next few patches.

What I’m currently feeling is that it’s too easy/annoying to get knocked out of R or the channel (I think minions cancelling the channel, for example, may be out of hand), and that a cooldown or different restriction on the R may be appropriate in the long term in mitigating some of those more earflicky interactions associated with her R at the moment.

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Why was Quinn heavily reworked in the first place

Repertoir New PortraitI think on the Quinn update generally, we actually didn’t see her as “heavily reworked.” What we intended for her was primarily the changes to her ultimate, and then supporting changes to make that work well. Admittedly, we missed the mark on the proper supporting changes, hence our reaction to re-institute a utility-focused Q in 5.23, but we do think that the changes to her ultimate open up a lot of doors for her both strategically and tactically. That said, I know there are old Quinn mains that won’t agree with that.

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Do you think Quinns current ult may make her a problem in pro play

Repertoir New PortraitIt’s certainly a possibility that we’ll be looking out for. If she ever becomes popular, players will be quick to pick it up and let us know.

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Quinns current Vault E makes it impossible to proc W and chase targets

Repertoir New PortraitFollowing that conversation, I made some adjustments to where E places you when you cast from max range in hopes to address this issue a bit. I don’t currently think her chase is too bad at the moment, but that isn’t to say I couldn’t be convinced otherwise.

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Why is Caitlyn allowed to stack her passive on towers again

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CertainlyT New PortraitThis was done on purpose. Caitlyn is a (perhaps the) premiere siege marksman. She should feel good about attacking towers. We added this mechanic back in on Caitlyn because it made sense that she wouldn’t feel a tension between shooting towers and minions.

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Do you plan on buffing weaker ADCs to the level of the stronger ones

CertainlyT New PortraitI’ll go into some elements of our approach. As an individual contributor to the marksmen updates, it will only reflect my perspective, but hopefully it will be helpful:

1) Winrate data is heavily skewed at the moment due to three factors.
First, a couple of champions are way too strong (e.g., Graves). They will naturally lower the win rate of all other marksmen.
Second, champions with new mechanics ought to go down in win rate as people learn to use them. This includes itemization changes (e.g., we are confused as to why players aren’t trying Essence Reaver on Sivir).
Third, not every champion will have a 50% win rate at balance. For example, as we differentiate marksmen, you’ll have to pick them in the right circumstances – If you pick Vayne on a team that desperately needs wave clear, you’ll probably be worse off than if you’d picked Sivir. Champs that have well defined niches will tend to be more powerful than their win rate suggests.

2) We aren’t sure where every champion sits. Obviously we have our own internal assessments of champion power, but they actually differ markedly from a lot of players’ perspectives. Unless we take the time to carefully watch and play the champions on Live for a while, we risk just playing musical chairs, shifting a new set of marksmen from apparently weak to actually overpowered. Further, we can’t just balance champs. We need to listen to you, the player base, about how you want to use champs in order to get the _right _changes in place. Technically, we could just balance any champ just through changing their base HP and HP per level, but it wouldn’t lead to a satisfying experience.

3) That is all very nebulous. So here are some specific answers.
We’re hotfixing Graves and Kog’Maw today (nerf and buff respectively). I’d look some obvious changes in 5.23 and a substantial amount of fine tuning in 5.24.
Caitlyn’s Q is indeed too weak. Even if we had to nerf other elements of her, it would be worth buffing the ability to let her actually reach towers and make skillfully avoiding it matter when playing against. I believe duo bot Twitch is very powerful and that players who are routinely failing with him are probably not good at the champion or are fixated on a strategy that is now less effective (teamfight AoE) as opposed to opportunistic assassination. Even the data supports this. His win rate is almost 50% when played in his best role. He’s not doing well in the jungle, and we’ll have to assess how much we can support him there.
* I don’t have a good sense for Sivir and Ashe’s balance right now, so perhaps someone else can reply to that. Anecdotally, they feel effective given their utility.

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Do you ve plans for Kha Zix Khazix Single Banner

Asyrite Final PortraitHaving played a decent bit of Kha’zix both in normals and ranked over the years, he’s definitely someone that was hurt more than we’d like due to the preseason changes (looking at you Trailblazer). While we want to avoid any heavy handedness right now due to the number of things that have changed, there’s definitely room to give him a bit of love, especially in regards to his early game.

I played him last night in order to get a better feel on Live, and after Twitch accidentally took my large Krug early which kinda boned me (hit lvl 2 at 3:55), I still managed to do alright. Like I said though, definitely want to show him some love in the near future, as well as potentially look at something more long term.

Hope that helps!

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Whats the balance teams stance on the Grievous Wounds debuff

Meddler Final PortraitWe see GW as a useful safety valve on healing/high sustain champions, and one that’s probably best accessed in game in response to an enemy getting out of control (e.g. a really fed Swain), rather than accessed via champ select before you know how needed it’ll be. GW on individual kits has the potential to lead to hard counter situations, and while we do want to reward good choices in champ select we’d like to avoid games that feel predecided before the loading screen.

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Only Teemo has Blind now do you think Blind is a good mechanic

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Meddler Final PortraitWe don’t have any plans to remove blind from Teemo and I’d imagine will at some point look to use it on at least one other champion. Would want to improve the visual/audio feedback for the blinded player to help them play around the effect before doing so though. The important thing would be putting it on a champion where it doesn’t leave the enemy without sufficient means to respond. Teemo’s really range limited, doesn’t burst people down generally and lacks other survivability tools when in the thick of the fight. Quinn by contrast had much longer range on her blind, has a powerful mid fight reposition and is adept at forcing fights with targets of her choice.

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Thoughts on Twitch

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Repertoir New Portrait I’m excited that the changes for 5.22 did not seem to make him too powerful, and given that, I’d like to keep pushing that direction in an upcoming patch if there’s an opportunity. An example of something we tested internally but didn’t end up shipping (for power concerns) was that the reset on Ambush had more Movement Speed and dropped into stealth instantly instead of with the 1.5 second fade time. This isn’t necessarily exactly what we’d do with him moving forward, but making that added mechanic feel right is probably the basic idea.

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Why do mages have such a hard time efficiently hitting 40

Pwyff Final PortraitI know Jag had a very specific reason as to why he kept Herald a one-person buff, so I’ll poke him to answer here.

For the CDR topic, I wonder if the ideal state of Mages is that they are guaranteed to hit CDR cap without much tradeoff or if they can be balanced in a way that investing into CDR is a meaningful decision (ie: giving up MR and maybe even Sorc Boots to double down on cooldowns for the additional utility). A world where a mage decides between high-damage, higher-cooldown abilities vs. lower-damage, utility-focused, lower-cooldown abilities seems like an interesting decision if done well.

In other words, right now there’s a large mentality shift of “I will always hit the CDR cap” to “I need to think try very hard to hit the CDR cap.” Additionally, since outside of the keystone masteries there hasn’t been anything more powerful injected into Mages, it might feel like a power decrease but we have a lot of noise and data we’ll need to parse through to see if this is actually true. Are mages weak? Are mages properly calibrated against their core stats (CDR, AP, mana regen)? Honestly speaking I want to see more before just saying “if you raise gold costs on AP and make it more difficult to hit the CDR cap, of course mages are going to be weak,” – it’s hard to assess that without seeing how the ecosystem of the game actually plays out, not to mention the strength of Deathfire Touch.

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Additional note on other champions getting more ‘free’ access to CDR than mages. These kind of comparisons are really weird to me, because CDR is one of those stats that’s very closely tied to the balance of the kit using it. CDR on marksmen tends to be very singular in purpose – damage – and often dependent on proper positioning to use well. Most Mage abilities tend to be fight-starters or fight-stoppers, meaning they have the ability to dramatically change the landscape or flow of a fight on a single ability cast. CDR to them is far more valuable and, in their natural item builds, needs to be ‘priced’ accordingly.

If stats were just generically priced without accounting for the stat affinities of the classes purchasing them, I think we’d get some really, really weird scenarios.

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ADCs can deal AA damage yet they reach the CDR cap easier than mages

Pwyff Final PortraitI edited in an answer regarding that, but I do feel like we’re in a bit of a vacuum comparison. A mage using abilities on cooldown can often stop or outright deny a champion threat. A marksman can do the same via a steady stream of damage but we’re basically talking variance in power. Mages have high variance – high highs, low lows (no abilities to cast), while Marksmen have less highs but more consistent output. In a balanced world, these two types of damage output would be well balanced against each other, but Mages also get the addition of utility, which needs to be considered as well.

I suppose this is a long way of saying damage isn’t the only thing to compare and Mages vs. Marksmen can’t really be boiled down to individual stat comparisons and who gets access to what. A reverse example (not totally comparable) might be if Marksmen were demanding total AD scaling on Trinity Force procs, similar to Lich Bane.

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Pwyff Final PortraitI think I’m saying that Mages have access to a lot more breadth of power than Marksmen and their itemization currently reflects that as well. If a Mage were to become a magic-focused Marksman I think it’d be easier to balance them, but then you’d be effectively choosing between the two. All a marksman has – all that they are identified by – is their pure damage with key positioning. A mage can be that, but they can also be the one who picks off fleeing champs, or controls the battlefield, or catches and blows up a stray squishy.

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Why can AD casters stack CDR so effectively and AP carries cant

Pwyff Final PortraitThe question is also what they do with those abilities. AD Casters get access to CDR very easy, but they can’t transform that CDR into an ability that starts and ends a teamfight on a single cast. An Ahri charm at late game can potentially mean a squishy target is dead without using any ability. An Ezreal Q cast on cooldown does not.

Really, really important distinction.

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Why did so many AP items get a cost increase in the Preseason patch

Meddler Final PortraitWe increased item costs generally in preseason while modifying gold income and item premiums. We have seen a lot of early feedback on AP mages feeling punished by that, from the looks of it so far though some are struggling and some aren’t however, so we’ll need to be more tactical about changes than just straight AP item buffs across the board (Heimer and jungle Nid look too weak for example, Brand and Swain too strong).

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Have you considered adding new items for AP carries

Meddler Final PortraitI expect we’ll look at AP items in the coming year. Immobile mages in particular are one of the classes we’re thinking of tackling next and some item adjustments would likely be part of that process as with Marksmen/Juggernauts.

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Are you considering nerfing Essence Reaver

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Meddler Final PortraitWe are. In particular it’s getting champions to the CDR cap too early in the game. We’ll be looking at some changes, probably for 5.24, to make some of that CDR come later in the game.

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How would you make assassins  mages invest points in Cunning and not Ferocity

Meddler Final PortraitWe’ll be fleshing out the Tier 1 and Tier 2 keystones in Cunning, which should help somewhat there. For some champions though Ferocity’s probably always going to be more appealing (DoT mages especially will be really strongly drawn to DFT). Assassins by contrast are meant to be well served by the Cunning tree, so if they’re not getting decent performance from it we might need to make the Tier 3 keystones a bit stronger for them.

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Any thoughts on buffing Cull

Meddler Final PortraitIt’s looking like it’ll probably need some form of buff yeah.

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Why do Deathfire Touch and Thunderlords decree have such similar effects

Meddler Final PortraitWe’d like DFT to be the sustained damage option and Thunderlord’s the burst damage one. Both should have reasonable scaling though, hence the ratios – we’re not looking to make one of them a non item dependent option.

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Does Fervor of Battle work with Lifesteal

Meddler Final PortraitFervor of Battle’s proc damage, so doesn’t work with lifesteal, can’t crit etc.

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Can we get some Poppy teasers

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Meddler Final PortraitQuite soon (almost certainly next rework of any size to go out).

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Will there be Champion Mastery levels added to ARAM or other modes

CertainlyT New PortraitI’m not sure our designers who work on that are in this Q and A, so I’ll answer for them! I would be somewhat opposed to this on the grounds that ARAM doesn’t test a wide variety of skills and because the random mode is about encouraging you to branch out, not go deep on a small number of champions. However, I think it would be cool if there were ways to express your mastery of ARAM as such — for example, ones more related to the map or champion classes.

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Is Thresh considered Melee or Range Thresh Single Banner

Meddler Final PortraitThresh is meant to be a ranged champion. When we updated how we tag champions as melee or ranged he got missed for some reason (not sure why myself sorry). That’ll be fixed in the next patch.

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

 

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Preseason starts on November 11th, meaning all Ranked progress will be soft-wiped at that date and end-season rewards will be distributed.

[ Note ] The updated Champion Select may not be in the Preseason patch, which is why I haven’t included it in the notes. You can find an in-game preview of it HERE.

 

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Victorious Sivir is a reward for players who’ve reached Gold League or higher in Ranked this season.

 

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Challenger III: Top 51-200 spots for Solo Queue, 16-50 for 3v3 & 5v5 Teams;

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Awarded for earning 20 Team Ranked points or more:

 

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Six ADCs have received extensive reworks. You can find the gameplay & visual changes to each below:

 

 

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  • Scales 10% less with bonus Attack Speed
  • Attack Damage changed from 50 [+3 per level] to 55.66 [+2.2 per level]

 

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  • Damage now additionally scales with Caitlyn’s Crit Chance at a 2:1 ratio (e.g at 50% Crit Chance, it deals +100% damage);
  • Caitlyn can fire a double-range (1300 range) Headshot at targets she has trapped or netted by auto-attacking them. This is independent from her normal Headshot and doesn’t use up her current stacks toward a passive.

 

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Piltover Peacemaker [ Q ]Change BoxPiltover Peacemaker Final Icon

  • Damage increased from 20/60/100/140/180 [+1.3 Total AD] to 25/70/115/160/205 [+1.6 Total AD]
  • Skillshot missile is now more narrow, but expands to its width on live after the first target hit;
  • After the first hit, Piltover Peacemaker deals 40% decreased damage, changed from 10% per enemy less, up to a cap of 50%;
  • Damage on the first target has been increased by ~20%, but falls of harder on follow-up hits.

 

Caitlyn Q 1 Caitlyn Q 2

 

Change BoxYordle Snap Trap Final IconYordle Snap Trap [ W ]

  • Now has a charge system instead of a static cooldown (think Heimer’s turrets). New cooldown is 45/32.5/20/12.5/10 seconds per charge, changed from 16/14/12/10/8 regular CD. Caitlyn can store up to 3/3/4/4/5 traps.
  • Trap duration decreased from 4 minutes to 2;
  • Caitlyn’s first auto attack against a trapped Champion will be a guaranteed Headshot;
  • Traps no longer deal damage (80/130/180/230/280 + 0.6 AP on live)
  • Headshot deals 10/20/30/40/50% increased damage to trapped targets.

 

Change Box90 Caliber Net Final Icon90-Caliber Net

  • Caitlyn’s first auto attack against a target hit by the net will be a guaranteed Headshot;
  • Base damage decreased from 80/130/180/230/280 to 70/110/150/190/230;
  • The net is now slower, the distance traveled is shorter and Caitlyn travels slower.

 

Caitlyn E 1

 

Also, Caitlyn’s Headshot has a new UI icon when it’s ready:

Caitlyn_Headshot (1)

 

 

Corki Final Portrait

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  • Damage changed from 51.24 [+3 per level] to 56 [+2.5 per level]
  • Mana changed from 310 [+45 per level] to 360 [+42 per level]

 

Change BoxHextech Shrapnel Shells Final IconHextech Munitions [ Passive ]

Hextech Shrapnel Shells: Corki’s basic attacks deal 10% bonus damage, and half of his basic attack damage is converted into magic.

The Package: After an initial 8 minutes, The Package arrives near the fountain. Picking it up temporarily grants 50% out of combat Movement Speed and upgrades Valkyrie into Special Delivery.

The Package reloads 4 minutes after being delivered.

 

Corki Passive 1 Corki Passive 2

Corki Passive 3 

 

New Item BoxValkyrie Final IconValkyrie [ W ]

Range decreased from 800 to 600;

[ New Mechanic ] Special Delivery: Every 5 minutes, Corki receives a special set of bombs on the spawn platform. When he picks up the package, he receives a 40% bonus to his total Movement Speed.

The bombs allow Corki to cast an improved Valkyrie. This mega W has 1800 range, knocks enemies aside when it hits them, slows for 90% and leaves a burning trail that deals 60/90/120/150/180 (+0.2 AD) (+0.2 AP) magic damage per second. The dash speed is 1500 in-game units per second.

Corki’s normal Valkyrie is put on a 0 second cooldown after he casts the mega W.

 

Corki W 4

 

Change BoxGatling Gun Final IconGatling Gun [ E ]

  • Now deals 50% magic damage and 50% physical damage;
  • Base damage increased from 20/32/44/56/68 to 20/32/44/56/78;
  • Now shreds both 1/2/3/4/5 Armor and Magic Resist, changed from 2/4/6/8/10 Armor shred only.

 

Nerf BoxMissile Barrage Final IconMissile Barrage [ R ]

  • Base damage per rocket decreased from 100/180/260 to 100/140/180

 

 

[ Note ] Corki’s received new icons. From left-to-right: Passive, Q, W, Mega W, “The Package”, E, R, Big-One.

 

Corki_RapidReload Corki_Valkyrie_Mega Corki_Valkyrie Corki_PhosphorusBomb Corki_ThePackage Corki_GatlingGun Corki_MissileBarrage Corki_R_BigOne

 

 

Graves Final Portrait

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  • Auto-attack range decreased from 525 to 425
  • Attack Damage changed from 54.2 [+3.1 per level] to 61 [+2.4 per level]
  • Movement Speed increased from 330 to 345
  • Armor-per-level increased from 3.2 to 3.4

 

New Item BoxNew Destiny Final IconNew Destiny [ New Passive ]

Graves’ shotgun has some unique properties –

 

  • Double Barrel: Graves must reload when he runs out of ammo. Attack speed reduces reload time only slightly, but reduces time between attacks dramatically.
  • 12-Gauge: Attacks fire 4 bullets (8 on critical strikes.) Units hit take 75% Attack Damage + 25% for additional bullets. Basic auto attacks deal 25% decreased damage to structures.
  • Buckshot: Bullets cannot pass through units. Non-champions struck by multiple bullets are knocked back.

 

Graves Passive 1

 

Here’s the crit from Graves’ shotgun. Note that he fires an extra 4 pellets, each of which deal 25% of the original’s damage for a total of 100%, same as a regular crit.

Graves Passive 2

 

New Item BoxEnd of the Line Final IconEnd of the Line [ New Q ]

Mana Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 || Cooldown: 14/13/12/11/10 seconds

Fires a powder round that deals 60/80/100/120/140 (+0.75 Bonus AD) physical damage to enemies in a line.

After 2 seconds, or on collision with terrain, the round detonates, dealing 90/155/220/285/350 (+0.4/0.6/0.8/1.0/1.2 Bonus AD) physical damage to all nearby enemies.

 

Graves Q 1 Graves Q 2

Graves Q 3

 

Note that Pool Party Graves has a different Q animation in the rework:

End of the Line Pool 1

 

Smoke Screen [ W ]Nerf BoxSmoke Screen Final Icon

  • Cooldown increased from 20/19/18/17/16 seconds to 26/24/22/20/18;
  • Smoke zone no longer slows (the spell now only slows on impact).

 

New Item BoxQuickdrawQuickdraw [ Reworked E ]

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

Dashes in a direction, reloading one shell. For 4 seconds, Graves gains True Grit.

Basic attack hits lower the cooldown of Quickdraw by 0.5 seconds and, against non-minions, also refresh True Grit. Note that Quickdraw resets Graves’ auto-attack timer and each shotgun pellet individually reduces the cooldown of Quickdraw.

True Grit grants 10/15/20/25/30 Armor and Magic Resist per stack, with a cap of 4 stacks at all levels..

 

Buff BoxCollateral_DamageCollateral Damage [ R ]

  • Now additionally knocks Graves back on cast.

 

 

 

Kogmaw Final Portrait

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  • Attack damage changed from 49 [+3 per level] to 54.5 [+2.4 per level]
  • Health decreased from 546 [+87 per level] to 518 [+82 per level]

 

Buff BoxCaustic Spittle Final IconCaustic Spittle [ Q ]

  • Passive Attack Speed bonus increased from 10/15/20/25/30% to 15/20/25/30/35%;
  • Range increased from 975 to 1175.

 

Change BoxBio Arcane Barrage Final IconBio-Arcane Barrage [ W ]

  • While active, Kog’Maw Attack Speed is doubled and his Attack Speed cap is doubled to 5 attacks per second;
  • Bonus auto attack range is decreased from 210 at all ranks to 90/120/150/180/210;
  • Basic attacks have a 0.55 Total AD ratio for the duration of W, but fully apply on-hit effects;
  • % of Max HP magic damage on-hit changed from 2/3/4/5/6 [+0.01 AP] to [0.0125 AD + 0.0075 AP] %.
  • Cooldown decreased from 17 seconds at all ranks to 13/11.5/10/8.5/7;
  • Cooldown now begins when the buff ends, rather than when the spell is cast;
  • Duration decreased from 8 seconds at all ranks to 6;
  • Now has a 40 mana cost at all ranks (0 on live).

 

Change BoxLiving Artillery Final IconLiving Artillery [ R ]

  • Base damage and ratios have been adjusted;
  • No longer deals increased base damage to Champions (200% base damage on live);
  • Living Artillery now deals double damage to enemies at 25%-50% current Health, and triple damage to enemies below 25% Health;
  • Mana cost increased from 40 at all ranks to 50 (stacking mana cost is now capped at 500, up from 400).

[ Note ] For reference, here’s Living Artillery’s new damage, depending on the target’s missing Health:

  • If above 50% HP:  70/110/150 [+0.65 Bonus AD] [+0.25 AP]
  • If between 25-50% HP 140/220/300 [+1.3 Bonus AD] [+0.5 AP]
  • If below 25% HP: 210/300/450 [+1.95 Bonus AD] [+0.75 AP]

 

Kog’Maw’s received new icons. From left to right: Passive, Q, W, E and R:

KogMaw_IcathianSurprise KogMaw_CausticSpittle KogMaw_BioArcaneBarrage KogMaw_VoidOoze KogMaw_LivingArtillery

 

 

Miss Fortune Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 276 [+38 per level] to 326 [+35 per level]
  • Attack Damage changed from 49.5 [+3 per level] to 46 [+1 per level]

 

New Item BoxLove Tap Final IconLove Tap [ New Passive ]

Grants Miss Fortune [ 0.5 Total AD – 1.0 Total AD, scales with Champion level] bonus damage when swapping targets (this stacks with Q bounces). Damage is halved against minions. Bonus damage triggers Life Steal. Turrets only take half of the bonus damage from Love Taps.

 

Miss Fortune Passive 1

 

New Item BoxStrut Final IconStrut [ Replaces Current W Passive ]

Impure Shot [ W ]’s passive has been removed & replaced with Miss Fortune’s current passive, Strut. After 5 seconds of not being in combat, Miss Fortune gains 25 flat Movement Speed, which increases to 60/70/80/90/100 after another 5 seconds.

Impure Shot’s current active remains on Miss Fortune’s new Strut [ W ]:

 

Change BoxImpure Shots Final Icon

Impure Shots [ W Active ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 12 seconds at all ranks to 8;
  • Mana cost decreased from 30/35/40/45/50 to 30 at all ranks;
  • Bonus Attack Speed on active increased from 20/30/40/50/60% to 60/75/90/105/120%;
  • Mana cost decreased from 30/35/40/45/50 to 30 at all ranks;
  • Duration decreased from 6 seconds to 3;
  • Love Tap [Passive ] extends the duration of the buff by 1 second every time Miss Fortune hits a different target (1.6 seconds for Champions).

 

Buff BoxMake it Rain Final IconMake it Rain [ E ]

  • Range increased from 800 to 1000;
  • 0.5 second delay on cast removed.

 

Change BoxBullet Time Final IconBullet Time [ R ]

  • Damage per wave changed from 50/75/125 [+0.1/0.175/0.25 Bonus AD] [+0.2 AP] to [+0.75 Total AD] [+0.2 AP];
  • Number of bullet waves increased from 8 to 12/14/16;
  • Channel duration increased from 2 seconds to 3;
  • Each ult wave can now crit for an additional 20% damage.

[ Note ] The crit check happens at the start of each wave, not per bullet

 

 

Quinn Final Portrait

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  • Damage changed from 51 [+3 per level] to 56.5 [+2.4 per level]

 

Change BoxHarrier Final IconHarrier [ Passive ]

  • Static cooldown changedfrom 10/7 seconds to 8 seconds at all Champion levels;
  • Duration of “Vulnerable” mark decreased from 4.5 seconds to 4;
  • Now deals 150% of Quinn’s total AD, changed from 25-215 [+0.5 Bonus AD] bonus physical damage.

 

New Item BoxBlinding Assault Final IconAerial Assault [ Reworked Q ] (Name changed from Blinding Assault)

Mana cost: 50 at all ranks || Cooldown: 11/10/9/8/7 seconds
Valor flies in a line, stopping at the first enemy hit and marking it as Vulnerable. Valor then deals 20/45/70/95/120 [+0.6/0.7/0.8/0.9/1 Total AD] [+0.35 AP] to 40/90/140/190/240 [+1.4/1.5/1.6/1.7/1.8 Total AD] [+0.7 AP] physical damage to all nearby enemies, based on their missing Health.

If Aerial Assault kills a unit, half the cooldown is refunded.

 

Change BoxQuinn WHeightened Senses [ W ]

  • Movement Speed buff from proccing Harrier [ Passive ] changed from flat 20/30/40/50/60 to 20/25/30/35/40%

 

Nerf BoxVault Final IconVault [ E ]

  • Slow duration decreased from 2 seconds to 1.5
  • Range decreased from 700 to 675
  • Dash speed has been increased;
  • Should now more reliably return you along the vector you dashed in on.

 

Change BoxTag Team Final IconTag Team [ R ] 

  • Now has a 2-second channel time, but has no cooldown;
  • Grants Quinn an additional 70/100/130% Total Movement Speed;
  • No longer allows Quinn to do basic attacks or cast spells for the duration of the ult;
  • Mana cost decreased from 100 at all ranks to 100/50/0;
  • Taking Champion or Tower damage puts Tag Team on a 3 second cooldown.

 

Quinn R 1

 

Nerf BoxSkystrike Final IconSkystrike [ Recast R ]

  • Damage decreased from 100/150/200 [+ 0.5 bonus AD] [+1% per 1% of missing enemy HP] to [ 1.0 Total AD ]

 

[ Note from Tooltip ] During Tag Team:

  • Offensive action taken casts Skystrike and causes Valor to return to the skies.
  • Champion damage, Turret damage, and immobilizing effects cause Valor to return to the skies.
  • All other damage briefly slows them.

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Ashe Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 231.8 [+35 per level] to 280 [+32 per level]
  • Attack Damage changed from 51.1 [+2.85 per level] to 56.5 [+2.26 per level]

 

Change BoxFrost Shot Final IconFrost Shot [ Passive ]

  • Base slow decreased from 5/11/17/23/29/35% to 5/9/13/17/21/25%
  • Dealing bonus damage via Frost Shot no longer counts as a Critical Strike (bonus damage unchanged)
  • Ashe can once again crit, but for half the damage of regular crits.  Her crits will instead apply Frost Show’s slow with double strength (10/18/26/34/42/50%), decaying to the base amount over the duration of the slow

 

Change BoxRangers Focus Final IconRanger’s Focus [ Q ]

  • Slow amplification (20% more slow) and cooldown (18 seconds) removed;
  • Can no longer be cast at less than 5 stacks, and passive Focus no longer stacks while the active component is running;
  • Passive no longer stacks with Volley [ W ] and Enchanted Crystal Arrow [ R ].

 

 

Draven Final Portrait

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  • Attack frame improved by 30% (more responsive auto-attack animation)
  • Basic Attack missile speed decreased from 1700 to 1600
  • Damage changed from 50.4 [+3.5 per level] to 56 [+2.9 per level]
  • Mana changed from 310.5 [+42 per level] to 360 [+39 per level]

 

 

Ezreal Final Portrait

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  • Damage changed from 50.25 [+3 per level] to 55.66 [+2.41 per level]
  • Mana changed from 310 [+45 per level] to 360 [+42 per level]

 

Change BoxMystic Shot Final IconMystic Shot [ Q ]

  • Hitting skilshots now decreases Mystic Shot’s CD by 1.5 seconds, increased from 1
  • Cooldown increased from 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 seconds to 6.5/6/5.5/5/4.5

 

Nerf BoxArcane Shift Final IconArcane Shift [ E ]

  • Cooldown increased from 19/17/15/13/11 seconds to 19/17.5/16/14.5/13

 

 

 

Jinx Final Portrait

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  • Damage changed from 53 [+3 per level] to 58.5 [+2.4 per level]

 

Buff BoxGet Excited! [ Passive ]Get Excited Final Icon

  • Can now chain together and stack, increasing Total Attack Speed by 15% per stack (Movement Speed portion does not stack)
  • Duration increased from 4 seconds to 6

 

Nerf BoxSwitcheroo Final IconSwitcheroo! [ Q ]

  • While using her Rocket Launcher, Jinx’s Total Attack Speed is decreased by 15%

 

 

 

Kalista Final Portrait

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  • Attack Speed changed from 0.658 [+3% per level] to 0.694 [+2.8% per level]
  • Attack Damage changed from 57.5 [+3.5 per level] to 63 [+2.9 per level]

 

Nerf BoxMartial Poise Final IconMartial Poise [ Passive ]

  • Jump speed now only scales with Attack Speed/Slows (is slower early game but scales up); no longer scales with boot tier.

 

 

Kindred Final Portrait

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  • Damage changed from 49 [+2.2 per level] to 54 [+1.7 per level]
  • Base Health-per-second decreased from 2 to 1.4

 

 

Lucian Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 299 [+41 per level] to 349 [+38 per level]
  • Attack Damage changed from 52 [+3 per level] to 59.5 [+2.4 per level]

 

Change BoxThe Culling Final IconThe Culling [ R ]

  • Number of bullets no longer scale with Attack Speed, but with ranks in The Culling (20/25/30 bullets)

 

 

Shaco Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxTwo ShivTwo-Shiv Poison [ E ]

  • Now decreases minions and monsters’ attack speed by 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% rather than their miss chance (by the same %)

 

 

Sivir Final Champion Portrait

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  • Base Attack Speed decreased from 0.66 to 0.625

 

Change BoxRicochet Final IconRicochet [ W ]

  • Cooldown now begins on spell cast rather than when the attack buff expires
  • Cooldown increased from 9/8/7/6/5 seconds to 12/10.5/9/7.5/6
  • Attack buff duration decreased from 6 seconds 4

 

 

Tristana Final Portrait

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  • Attack damage changed from 51.5 [+3 per level] to 57 [+2.4 per level]

 

Change BoxRapid Fire Final IconRapid Fire [ Q ]

  • No longer reduces Explosive Charge’s [ E ] cooldown on-hit while active
  • No longer reduces its own cooldown when attacking a target with Explosive Charge [ E ] on
  • Cooldown decreased from 20 seconds at all ranks to 20/19/18/17/16

 

Change BoxRocket Jump Final IconRocket Jump [ W ]

  • Base damage changed from 80/105/130/155/180 to 60/110/160/210/260;
  • No longer deals increased damage per Explosive Charge [ E ] stack;
  • Additionally, If Explosive Charge [ E ] explodes with maximum stacks, Rocket Jump’s cooldown is reset.

 

Buff BoxExplosive Charge Final IconExplosive Charge [ E ]

  • Now detonates instantly on 4th stack (max stacks). Bomb Animation shifted to represent this;
  • Tristana’s abilities also add Explosive Charge [ E ] stacks;
  • Missile Speed increased from 1800 to 2400

 

 

Twitch Final Portrait

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  • Attack damage changed from 49 [+3 per level] to 55.5 [+2.4 per level]

 

Buff BoxAmbush Final IconAmbush [ Q ]

  • Ambush’s cooldown resets when an enemy champion affected by Deadly Venom dies;
  • Quality of Life Buff: Entering stealth now cancels Twitch’s current auto attack order.

 

Change BoxSpray and Pray Final IconRat-Ta-Tat-Tat [ R ]

  • Buff Duration decreased from 7 seconds to 5;
  • Quality of Life Buff: casting Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat during Q’s stealth no longer cancels stealth;
  • Mana cost decreased from 100/125/150 to 100 at all ranks.

 

 

Urgot Final Portrait

 

Change BoxHyper Kinetic Position Reverser Final IconHyper-Kinetic Position Reverser [ R ]

  • No longer grants bonus 60/90/120 Armor/Magic Resistance;
  • Now adds 30/40/50% Damage Reduction.

 

 

Varus Final Portrait

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  • Attack damage changed from 49 [+3 per level] to 54.66 [+2.4 per level];
  • Mana changed from 310.5 [+36 per level] to 360 [+33 per level].

 

Change BoxChain of Corruption Final IconChain of Corruption [ R ]

  • Now displays max Spread Range to Varus and Enemies if it is spreading to at least one enemy champion;
  • Rooted targets gain 3 stacks of Blight [ W ] over the duration of the root;
  • Base damage decreased from 150/250/350 to 100/175/250.

 

 

Vayne Final Portrait

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  • Attack Damage changed from 50.5 [+3.25 per level] to 56 [+1.66 per level]
  • Mana changed from 299 [+41 per level] to 349 [+38 per level]

 

Change BoxTumbleTumble [ Q ]

  • Buff duration to next basic attack increased from 6 seconds to 7.

 

 

Change BoxSilver Bolts Final IconSilver Bolts [ W ] 

  • Flat Damage removed (20/30/40/50/60 on live);
  • Percent Health Damage increased from 4/5/6/7/8% to 6/7.5/9/10.5/12% (minimum damage is 40/60/80/100/120).

 

 

TWEAKS TO MANA POOLS MANA REGEN

 

Alistar Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.2 to 1.7

 

Anivia Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 346 [+53 per level] to 396 [+50 per level]

 

Blitzcrank Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.2 to 1.7

 

Brand Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 325 [+45 per level] to 375 [+42 per level]

 

Evelynn Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 265.6 [+45 per level] to 315.6 [+42 per level]

 

Fiddlesticks Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 350 [+59 per level] to 400 [+56 per level]

 

Fizz Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 267 [+40 per level] to 317 [+37 per level]

 

Galio Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 319 [+50 per level] to 369 [+47 per level]

 

Hecarim Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 277.2 [+40 per level] to 327 [+37 per level]

 

Irelia Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 289 [+35 per level] to 339 [+32 per level]

 

Janna Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.8 to 2.3

 

Jax Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 289 [+35 per level] to 339 [+32 per level]

 

Jayce Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 307 [+40 per level] to 357 [+37 per level]

 

Karma Final Portrait

  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.2 to 1.7

 

Kassadin Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 347.6 [+70 per level] to 397.6 [+67 per level]

 

Lulu Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.7 to 2.2

 

Lux Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 334 [+50 per level] to 384 [+47 per level]

 

Maokai Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 327.3 [+46 per level] to 377.3 [+43 per level]

 

Morgana Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.2 to 1.7

 

Nami Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.8 to 2.3

 

Nasus Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 275.6 [+45 per level] to 325.6 [+42 per level]

 

Nautilus Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 284 [+50 per level] to 334 [+47 per level]

 

Olaf Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 265.6 [+45 per level] to 315.6 [+42 per level]

 

Pantheon Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 267 [+34 per level] to 317 [+31 per level]

 

 

Ryze Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 342.4 [+55 per level] to 392.4 [+52 per level]

 

Sion Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 275.6 [+45 per level] to 325.6 [+42 per level]

 

Sona Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.8 to 2.3

 

Soraka Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.8 to 2.3

 

Swain Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 324 [+50 per level] to 374 [+47 per level]

 

Syndra Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 334 [+63 per level] to 384 [+60 per level]

 

Tahm Kench Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.1 to 1.6

 

Talon Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 327 [+40 per level] to 377 [+37 per level]

 

Taric Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.2 to 1.7

 

Veigar Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 342.4 [+55 per level] to 392.4 [+52 per level]

 

VelKoz Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 325.6 [+45 per level] to 375.6 [+42 per level]

 

Xerath Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 317 [+47 per level] to 367 [+44 per level]

 

Ziggs Final Portrait

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  • Mana changed from 334 [+50 per level] to 384 [+47 per level]

 

Zilean Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.2 to 1.7

 

Zyra Final Portrait

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  • Base Mana-per-second increased from 1.2 to 1.7

 

 

Item Changes

I’ve split the item changes into their relevant caterogies. Note that there are also item changes in the Vision & Jungle changes sections:

 

 

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[ Note ] Starting Gold has been increased from 475 to 500.

 

Buff BoxBoots of Speed Final IconBoots of Speed

  • Cost decreased from 325 Gold to 300.

 

 

Removed BoxCrystalline Flask Final IconCrystalline Flask

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

New Item BoxCull IconCull [ New Starting Item ]

Cost: 450 Gold;

Grants 5 Attack Damage and 3 life on-hit;

Passive: Grants 1 Bonus Gold per Creep Score until 100 CS. At 100 CS, you gain 300 Bonus Gold and that passive is disabled afterward.

 

Buff BoxDagger Final IconDagger

  • Total cost decreased from 450 to 300;
  • Attack Speed decreased from 15% to 12%.

 

Buff BoxDorans Blade Final IconDoran’s Blade

  • Attack Damage increased from 7 to 8
  • Health increased from 70 to 80
  • Cost increased from 440 Gold to 450

 

Nerf BoxDorans Shield Final IconDoran’s Shield

  • Cost increased from 440 Gold to 450

 

 

Buff BoxFaerie Charm FInal IconFaerie Charm

  • Total cost decreased from 180 Gold to 125.

 

 

Buff BoxLong Sword Final IconLong Sword

  • Cost decreased from 360 Gold to 350

 

 

Buff BoxRejuvenation Bead Final IconRejuvenation Bead

  • Total cost decreased from 180 Gold to 150.

 

 

Buff BoxSapphire Crystal Final IconSapphire Crystal

  • Total cost decreased from 400 Gold to 350;
  • Mana increased from 200 to 250.

 

Buff BoxSpellthief Final IconSpellthief’s Edge

  • Total cost decreased from 365 Gold to 350;
  • Passive now grants 8 Gold per hit, increased from 5.

 

New Item BoxThe Dark Seal Final IconThe Dark Seal

  • Grants 15 Ability Power, 25% increased Healing from Potions and 100 Mana;
  • Cost is 400 Gold;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Dread: Grants 3 Ability Power per Glory.
  • UNIQUE Passive – Do or Die: Grants 2 Glory for a champion kill or 1 Glory for an assist, up to 10 Glory total. Lose 4 Glory on death.

 

 

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New Item BoxCorrupting Potion Final IconCorrupting Potion

Recipe: Refillable Potion Final Icon Refillable Potion + 350 Combine Cost = 500 Gold Total.

 

UNIQUE Active: Consumes a charge to restore 150 Health and 50 Mana over 12 seconds and grants Touch of Corruption during that time. Holds up to 3 charges that refill upon visiting the shop.

Touch of Corruption: Spells and attacks burn enemy champions for 15-30 (scales with Champion level) magic damage over 3 seconds. The damage is halved for AoE and DoTs.

Limited to one type of a Healing Potion.

 

Corrupting Potion Final Icon

 

Nerf BoxHealth Potion Final Icon

Health Potion

  • Cost increased from 35 Gold to 50.

 

 

New Item BoxHunters Potion Final IconHunter’s Potion

Recipe: Refillable Potion Final Icon Refillable Potion + 250 Combine Cost = 400 Gold Total

 

UNIQUE Active: Consumes a charge to restore 60 Health and 35 Mana over 8 seconds. Holds up to 5 charges and refills upon visiting the shop.

Killing a Large Monster grants one charge.

 

Hunters Potion Build Path

 

Removed BoxMana Potion Final IconMana Potion

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Change BoxElixir of Iron Final IconElixir of Iron

  • Cost increased from 400 Gold to 500;
  • Slow effectiveness reduction removed (25% on live);
  • Now additionally grants 300 flat Health.

 

Change BoxElixir of Sorcery Final IconElixir of Sorcery

  • Cost increased from 400 Gold to 500;
  • Ability Power increased from 40 to 50.

 

Change BoxElixir of Wrath Final IconElixir of Wrath

  • Cost increased from 400 Gold to 500;
  • Attack Damage increased from 25 to 30;
  • BLOODLUST passive now heals for 15% of the physical damage dealt, increased from 10%;
  • Kills and Assists no longer extend Elixir of Wrath’s duration.

 

New Item BoxRefillable Potion Final IconRefillable Potion [ New Potion ]

Costs 150 Gold.

UNIQUE Active: Consumes a charge to restore 100 Health over 10 seconds. Holds up to 2 charges and refills upon visiting the shop.

 

 

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Change BoxBF Sword Final IconB. F. Sword

  • Total cost decreased from 1500 Gold to 1300.
  • Attack Damage decreased from 50 to 40.

 

Buff BoxBilgewater Cutlass Final IconBilgewater Cutlass

  • Total cost decreased from 1400 to 1300;
  • Life Steal increased from 8% to 10%.

 

Nerf BoxBlade of the Ruined King Final IconBlade of the Ruined King

  • Total Cost increased from 3200 Gold to 3400;
  • % Current HP as physical damage decreased from 8% to 6%.

 

New Item BoxCaulfields Warhamer Final IconCaulfield’s Warhammer

  • Recipe: 2 Long Sword Final Icon Long Swords (350 Gold x 2) + 400 Combine Cost = 1100 Gold Total;
  • Grants 25 Attack Damage and 10% Cooldown Reduction.

 

Caulfields Warhamer Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxDeaths Dance Final IconDeath’s Dance

Recipe: vampiric scepter Vampiric Scepter (900 Gold) + Pickaxe_item Pickaxe (875 Gold) + Caulfields Warhamer Final Icon Caulfield’s Warhammer (1100 Gold) + 525 Combine Cost = 3400 Gold Total

Grants 65 Attack Damage and 10% Cooldown Reduction;

UNIQUE Passive: Dealing physical damage heals for 12% of the damage dealt. (33% effectiveness for multi-target effects.)

UNIQUE Passive: 12% of damage taken is dealt as a Bleed effect over 3 seconds instead.

Deaths Dance Build Pattern

 

Buff BoxEssence Reaver Final IconEssence Reaver [ Reworked ]

  • Recipe Changed: B._F._Sword_item B.F. Sword (1300 Gold) + Caulfields Warhamer Final Icon Caulfield’s Warhammer (1100 Gold) + Cloak_of_Agility_item Cloak of Agility (730 Gold) + 300 Combine Cost = 3500 Gold Total;
  • Total Cost increased from 3200 Gold to 3500;
  • Attack Damage decreased from 80 to 65;
  • Now grants 20% Critical Chance instead of 10% Life Steal;
  • New UNIQUE Passive: Grants 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • New UNIQUE Passive: Gain up to 20% additional Cooldown Reduction, equal to your Critical Chance from other sources;
  • New UNIQUE Passive: Critical strikes restore 3% of your maximum Mana pool.

 

Essence Reaver Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxExecutioners Calling Final IconExecutioner’s Calling [ returns to the store! ]

  • Recipe: Long Sword Final Icon Long Sword (350 Gold) + 450 Combine cost = 800 Gold Total;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Executioner: Physical damage inflicts Grevious Wounds (50% reduced healing) on enemy Champions for 3 seconds.

 

Executioners Calling Build Path

 

Buff BoxFrozen Mallet Final IconFrozen Mallet

  • Recipe Changed: Jaurims Fist Final Icon Jaurim’s Fist (1200 Gold) + Pickaxe_item Pickaxe (875 Gold) + Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal (400 Gold) + 625 Combine Cost = 3100 Gold Total;
  • Total cost decreased from 3300 Gold to 3100;
  • Attack damage increased from 30 to 40;
  • Health decreased from 700 to 650.

 

Frozen Mallet Build Path

 

New Item BoxGiant Slayer Final IconGiant Slayer

Recipe: Long Sword Final Icon Long Sword (350 Gold) + 650 Combine Cost = 1000 Gold Total;

 

Grants 10 Attack Damage;

UNIQUE Passive – Giant Slayer: Grants up to +10% damage against enemy champions with greater maximum health than you (+1% damage per 50 health difference, maxing at 500 health difference).

 

Giant Slayer Build Pattern

 

Change BoxGuinsoos Rageblade Final IconGuinsoo’s Rageblade

  • Total cost decreased from 2590 to 2500;
  • Old UNIQUE passive removed;
  • Now grants stacks only for basic attacks; 1 for Ranged, 2 for Melee;
  • Now additionally grants 3 AD per stack;
  • Attack Speed per stack increased from 4% to 8%;
  • At 8 stacks, you gain Guinsoo’s Rage: Basic attacks deal bonus magic damage on hit, equal to 20 [+0.15 bonus AD] [+0.075 AP] to the target and nearby enemy units (mini Tiamat effect).

 

HexdrinkerChange BoxHexdrinker Final Icon

  • Total cost decreased from 1450 Gold to 1300;
  • Attack Damage decreased from 25 to 20;
  • Magic Resist decreased from 35 to 30;
  • Shield value decreased from 250 flat to 110-280 (+10 per Champion level).

 

Change BoxHextech Gunblade Final IconHextech Gunblade

  • No longer grants 10% Life Steal and 20% Spell Vamp;
  • Basic attacks and single-target spells no longer reduce the active’s cooldown by 3 seconds (Reload passive removed);
  • New UNIQUE Passive: Heal for 15% of the damage you deal. This is 33% as effective for Area of Effect damage.

 

Nerf BoxInfinity Edge Final IconInfinity Edge

  • Total Cost decreased from 3800 Gold to 3500
  • Attack Damage decreased from 80 to 65

 

New Item BoxJaurims Fist Final IconJaurim’s Fist

Recipe: Long Sword Final Icon Long Sword (350 Gold) + Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal (400 Gold) + 450 Combine Cost = 1200 Gold Total

Grants 15 Attack Damage and 150 Health;

UNIQUE Passive: Killing a unit grants 5 maximum Health. This bonus stacks up to 30 times.

 

Jaurims Fist Build Path

 

New Item BoxKircheis Shard Final IconKirchei’s Shard

Recipe: Dagger_item Dagger (300 Gold) + 450 Combine Cost = 750 Gold Total

 

Grants 15% Attack Speed.

Passive: Moving and attacking will make an attack Energized.

UNIQUE Passive – Energized Strike: Your Energized attacks deal 30 bonus magic damage on hit.

 

Kircheis Shard Build Path

 

Change BoxLast Whisper Final IconLast Whisper

  • New Recipe: Pickaxe_item Pick Axe (875 Gold) + 425 Combine Cost = 1300 Gold Total;
  • Is now a component item used for new items;
  • Total cost decreased from 2300 Gold to 1300 Gold;
  • Now ignores 30% of Bonus Armor, not Total Armor.

 

Last Whisper Build Path

 

New Item BoxLord Dominik Final IconLord Dominik’s Regards

Recipe: Last Whisper Final Icon Last Whisper (1350 Gold) + Giant Slayer Final Icon Giant Slayer (1000 Gold) + 400 Combine Cost = 2500 Gold Total;

Grants 40 Attack Damage;

UNIQUE Passive – Giant Slayer: Grants up to +15% damage against enemy champions with greater maximum health than you (+1.5% damage per 50 health difference, maxing at 500 health difference).

UNIQUE Passive – Last Whisper: +40% Bonus Armor Penetration.

 

Lord Dominik Build Pattern

 

Nerf BoxManamune Final PortraitManamune

  • Total cost increased from 2200 to 2400.

 

 

Change BoxMaw of Malmortius Final IconMaw of Malmortius [ Reworked ]

  • Recipe Changed: Hexdrinker Hexdrinker (1300 Gold) + Serrated Dirk Final Icon Serrated Dirk (1100 Gold) + 850 Combine Cost = 3250 Gold Total;
  • Total Cost increased from 3200 Gold to 3250;
  • Attack Damage decreased from 60 to 55;
  • Magic Resist increased from 40 to 50;
  • Now additionally grants 10 Armor Penetration;
  • Shield value changed from 400 to 300 [+1 per 1 bonus MR];
  • No longer grants 1 AD per 2% missing HP (capped at 35 bonus AD);
  • New UNIQUE Passive – Lifegrip: When the shield triggers, gain 25% Bonus Attack Speed, 10% Spell Vamp and 10% Life Steal. Lasts until you exit combat.

 

Maw Build Path

 

Change BoxMercurial_ScimitarMercurial Scimitar

  • Recipe changed: Quicksilver_Sash Quicksilver Sash (1300 Gold) + Pickaxe_item Pickaxe (875 Gold) + vampiric scepter Vampiric Scepter (900 Gold) + 1175 Combine Cost = 3700 Gold Total
  • Attack Damage decreased from 80 to 75;
  • Now additionally grants 10% Life Steal.

 

Mercurial Scimitar Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxMortal Reminder Final Icon Mortal Reminder

Recipe: Last Whisper Final Icon Last Whisper (1300 Gold) + Executioner's_Calling Executioner’s Calling (800 Gold) + 400 Combine Cost = 2500 Gold Total

Grants 40 Attack Damage;

UNIQUE Passive – Executioner: Physical damage inflicts Grievous Wounds on enemy champions for 5 seconds.

UNIQUE Passive – Last Whisper: +40% Bonus Armor Penetration.

 

Mortal Reminder Build Pattern

 

Change BoxPhage Final IconPhage

  • Attack Damage decreased from 20 to 15;
  • Cost decreased from 1325 to 1250.

 

Nerf BoxRavenous Hydra Final IconRavenous Hydra

  • Total Gold increased from 3300 to 3600 (recipe cost up from 600 Gold to 1100);
  • Quality-of-Life Change: You can now swap Ravenous Hydra for Titanic Hydra (and vice versa) without a gold cost.

 

New Item BoxSerrated Dirk Final IconSerrated Dirk

  • Recipe: 2 Long Sword Final Icon Long Swords (350 Gold x 2) + 400 Combine Cost = 1100 Gold Total;
  • Grants 20 Attack Damage;
  • UNIQUE Passive: Grants 10 Armor Penetration;
  • UNIQUE Passive: After killing any unit, your next basic attack or single target spell deals +15 damage.

 

Serrated Dirk Build Path

 

Change BoxSheen Final IconSheen 

  • Recipe Changed: Sapphire_Crystal_item Sapphire Crystal (350 Gold) + 700 Combine Cost = 1050 Gold Total;
  • Total cost decreased from 1200 Gold to 1050;
  • Now grants 10% Cooldown Reduction instead of 25 Ability Power .

 

Sheen Build Path

 

Removed BoxSword of the Occult Final IconSword of the Occult

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Change BoxTitanic Hydra Final IconTitanic Hydra

  • Recipe Changed: Tiamat_item Tiamat (1250 Gold) + 3052_Enforcers_Vambrace Jaurim’s Fist (1200 Gold) + 990 Combine Cost = 3600 Gold Total;
  • Gold cost increased from 3300 Gold to 3440;
  • Health increased from 400 to 450;
  • Quality-of-Life Change: You can now swap Ravenous Hydra for Titanic Hydra (and vice versa) without a gold cost.

 

Titanic Hydra Build Path

 

Change BoxThe Black Cleaver Final IconThe Black Cleaver

  • Recipe Changed: Phage Phage (1250 Gold) + Caulfields Warhamer Final Icon Caulfield’s Warhammer (1100 Gold) + 1150 Combine Cost = 3500 Gold Total;
  • Cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3500;
  • Attack Damage increased from 40 to 55;
  • Health decreased from 400 to 300.

 

Black Cleaver Build Pattern

 

Change BoxTiamat Final IconTiamat 

  • Cost decreased from 1900 Gold to 1250;
  • New Recipe: Pickaxe_item Pick Axe (875 Gold) + Rejuvenation_Bead_item Rejuvenation Bead (150 Gold) + 225 Combine Cost = 1250 Gold Total;
  • Attack Damage decreased from 40 to 30;
  • Bonus to Base Health Regen decreased from 100% to 50%.

 

Tiamat Build Path

 

Nerf BoxBloodthirster Final IconThe Bloodthirster

  • Recipe changed: BF Sword Final Icon B.F. Sword (1300 Gold) + Long Sword Final Icon Long Sword (350 Gold) + vampiric scepter Vampiric Scepter (900 Gold) + 1150 Combine Cost = 3700 Gold Total;
  • Total Gold cost increased from 3500 to 3700 (recipe cost unchanged).
  • Attack Damage decreased from 80 to 75;

 

Bloodthirster Build Path

 

Removed BoxBrutalizer Final IconThe Brutalizer

  • Removed from the game.

 

Change BoxTrinity Force Final IconTrinity Force

  • Now grants 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • Attack Damage decreased from 30 to 25;
  • Mana increased from 200 to 250;
  • Movement Speed decreased from 8% to 5%;
  • Critical Chance increased from 10% to 20%;
  • No longer grants 30 Ability Power;
  • Attack Speed decreased from 30% to 20%.

[ Note ] Check the changes to Phage and Sheen for context.

 

Buff BoxVampiric Scepter Final IconVampiric Scepter

  • Cost increased from 800 Gold to 900 (Combine cost up from 440 Gold to 550, Long Sword cost down 10 Gold);
  • Attack Damage increased from 10 to 15;
  • Life Steal increased from 8% to 10%.

 

Change BoxYoumuus Ghostblade Final IconYoumuu’s Ghostblade

  • Cost increased from 2700 Gold to 3200;
  • New Recipe: Caulfields Warhamer Final Icon Caulfield’s Warhammer (1100 Gold) + Serrated Dirk Final Icon Serrated Dirk (1100 Gold) + 1000 Combine Cost = 3200 Gold Total;
  • Attack Damage increased from 30 to 65;
  • No longer grants 15% Critical Chance.

 

Youmuus Ghostblade Build Path

 

 

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New Item BoxPhantom Dancer Final IconPhantom Dancer [ Reworked ]

Recipe: 2 Dagger_item Daggers (2 x 300 Gold) + Zeal Zeal (1200 Gold) + 900 Combine Cost = 2700 Gold Total;

Grants 40% Attack Speed and 30% Critical Strike Chance;

UNIQUE Passive – Spectral Waltz: While within 500 units of an enemy Champion you can see, +12% Movement Speed and you can move through units;

UNIQUE Passive – Lament: The last champion hit deals 12% less damage to you (ends after 10 seconds of not hitting).

 

Phantom Dancer Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxRapid Firecannon Final IconRapid Firecannon

Recipe: Zeal Zeal (1200 Gold) + 2015_Kircheis_Shard Kirchei’s Shard (750 Gold) + 550 Combine Cost = 2500 Gold Total;

Grants 30% Attack Speed, 30% Critical Chance and 8% Movement Speed;

Passive: Moving and attacking will make an attack Energized.

UNIQUE Passive – Firecannon: Your Energized attacks gain 35% bonus range (+150 range maximum) and deal 50-200 bonus magic damage (based on level) on hit.

Energized attacks function on structures.

 

Rapid Firecannon Build Pattern

 

Change BoxRunaans Hurricane Final IconRunaan’s Hurricane

  • Attack Speed decreased from 70% to 40%;
  • Now grants 30% Critical Chance and 5% Movement Speed;
  • Passive bolts now deal 0.25 Total AD damage, decreased from 0.5;
  • Bolts can now critically strike and apply on-hit effects;
  • (Unique) Passive buff to basic attacks has been increased from 10 physical damage on-hit to 15;
  • Recipe cost decreased from 500 Gold to 300 (Total cost is unchanged).

 

Buff BoxRecurve Bow Final IconRecurve Bow

  • Total cost decreased from 1100 Gold to 1000;
  • Attack Speed decreased from 30% to 25%;
  • Bonus physical damage on-hit increased from 10 to 15.

 

Change BoxStatikk_ShivStatikk Shiv

  • Recipe changed: Zeal Zeal (1200 Gold) + Kircheis Shard Final Icon Kirchei’s Shard (750 Gold) + 550 Combine cost = 2500 Gold Total
  • Attack Speed decreased from 40% to 35%;
  • Movement Speed decreased from 6% to 5%;
  • Critical Chance increased from 20% to 30%;
  • Combine cost decreased from 600 Gold to 550 (Total cost unchanged);
  • Passive damage changed from 100 to 50-150 (scales with Champion levels);
  • Chain lightning can now hit 5 targets, increased from 4, deals 50% bonus damage to minions and can still critically strike (as on live).

 

Statikk Shiv Build Path

 

Buff BoxStinger Final IconStinger

  • Total cost decreased from 1250 Gold to 1200;
  • Attack Speed increased from 40% to 50%.

 

Change BoxZeal Final IconZeal

  • Total cost increased from 1100 Gold to 1200;
  • Attack Speed decreased from 20% to 15%;
  • Critical Chance increased from 10% to 20%.

 

Removed BoxZephyrZephyr

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

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Change BoxBerserkers Greaves Final IconBerserker’s Greaves

  • Total cost increased from 1000 Gold to 1100;
  • Attack Speed increased from 25% to 30%.

 

Alacrity_item (1)Boot Enchantment: Alacrity

  • Total cost decreased from 475 to 450.

 

Boot Enchantment: CaptainCaptain_item (1)

  • Total cost decreased from 600 to 450.

 

Distortion_item (1)Boot Enchantment: Distortion

  • Total cost decreased from 475 Gold to 450;
  • Cooldown reduction on Flash, Ghost and Teleport decreased from 20% to 15%;
  • Bonus Movement Speed after Flashing decreased from 30% to 20%.

 

Furor_itemBoot Enchantment: Furor

  • Total cost decreased from 475 to 450.

 

Buff BoxBoots of Swiftness Final IconBoots of Swiftness

  • Total cost decreased from 1000 to 800;
  • Movement Speed increased from 60 to 65.

 

Change BoxIonian Boots of Lucidity Final IconIonian Boots of Lucidity

  • Cooldown reduction decreased from 15% to 10%;
  • Now additionally decrease the cooldown of Summoner Spells by 10%.

 

Change BoxMercury Threads Final IconMercury’s Treads

  • Total cost decreased from 1200 Gold to 1100;
  • Tenacity decreased from 35% to 20%.

 

Change BoxNinja Tabi Final IconNinja Tabi

  • Total cost increased from 1000 to 1100;
  • Armor increased from 25 to 30.

 

 

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Buff BoxAbyssal Scepter Final IconAbyssal Scepter

  • Total cost decreased from 2450 to 2370.

 

 

Nerf BoxArchangels Staff Final IconArchangel’s Staff

  • Total cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3100.

 

 

Nerf BoxAthenes Unholy Grail Final IconAthene’s Unholy Grail

  • Total cost increased from 2600 Gold to 2800.

 

 

Nerf BoxBanner of Command Final IconBanner of Command

  • Total cost increased from 2750 Gold to 2900.

 

 

Nerf BoxHaunting Guise Final IconHaunting Guise

  • Total cost increased from 1500 Gold to 1600.

 

 

Nerf BoxLiandrys Torment Final IconLiandry’s Torment

  • Total cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200.

 

 

Change BoxLich Bane Final IconLich Bane

  • Recipe Changed: Sheen Sheen (1050 Gold) + Aether_Wisp_item Aether Wisp (850 Gold) + Blasting_Wand_item Blasting Wand (850 Gold) + 450 Combine Cost = 3200 Gold Total;
  • Total cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200;
  • Now additionally grants 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • Movement Speed increased from 5% to 7%.

 

Lich Bane Build Path

 

Nerf BoxLudens Echo Final IconLuden’s Echo

  • Total cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200.

 

 

Change BoxMejais Soulstealer Final IconMejai’s Soulstealer [ Reworked ]

  • Recipe Changed: The Dark Seal Final Icon The Dark Seal (400 Gold) + 1000 Combine Cost = 1400 Gold Total
  • Now grants 200 Mana and 20 AP, but no longer starts off with 5 stacks.
  • New UNIQUE Passive – Dread: Grants 5 Ability Power per Glory. If you have at least 15 Glory, you gain 10% Movement Speed;
  • New UNIQUE Passive - Do or Die (replaces old): Grants 4 Glory per champion kill (2 per assist), capped at 25. You lose 10 stacks on death.

 

Mejai Soulstealer Build Path

 

Nerf BoxMorellonomicon Final Icon

Morellonomicon

  • Total cost increased from 2300 to 2550.

 

 

Buff BoxNashors Tooth Final IconNashor’s Tooth

  • Attack Speed increased from 40% to 50%.

 

 

Nerf BoxRabadon Deathcap Final IconRabadon’s Deathcap

  • Total Cost increased from 3500 Gold to 3800.

 

 

Change BoxRod of Ages Final IconRod of Ages

  • Total cost increased from 2700 Gold to 3000;
  • Ability Power increased from 60 to 80 (before stacks).

 

Nerf BoxRylais Crystal Scepter Final IconRylai’s Crystal Scepter

  • Total Cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200.

 

 

Nerf BoxSeekers Armguard Final IconSeeker’s Armguard

  • Armor decreased from 30 to 20

 

 

Removed BoxTwin Shadows Final IconTwin Shadows

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Nerf BoxVoid Staff Final IconVoid Staff

  • Total Cost increased from 2500 Gold to 2650.

 

 

Buff BoxWill of the Ancients Final IconWill of the Ancients

  • Total cost decreased from 2500 Gold to 2300.

 

 

Nerf BoxZhonyas Hourglass Final IconZhonya’s Hourglass

  • Total Cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200;
  • Armor decreased from 50 to 45.

 

 

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Change BoxAegis Final IconAegis of Legion

  • Total cost decreased from 1600 to 1500;
  • Aura bonus to Magic Resist decreased from 15 to 10.

 

Nerf BoxArdent Censer Final IconArdent Censer

  • Total cost increased from 2100 Gold to 2200.

 

 

New Item BoxEye of the Equinox Final IconEye of the Equinox 

Recipe: Sightstone Sighstone (800 Gold) + Targon's Brace_item Targon’s Brace (850 Gold) + 550 Combine Cost = 2200 Gold Total

UNIQUE Passive – Spoils of War: Melee basic attacks execute minions below 400 Health. Killing a minion heals the owner and the nearest allied champion for 50 Health and grants them kill Gold. These effects require a nearby allied champion. Recharges every 30 seconds. Max 4 charges.

UNIQUE Active – Warding: Consumes a charge to place a Stealth Ward that reveals the surrounding area for 150 seconds. Holds up to 4 charges which refill upon visiting the shop.

 

Equinox Build Path

 

New Item BoxEye of the Watchers Final IconEye of the Watchers

Recipe: Sightstone Sighstone (800 Gold) + Frostfang (850 Gold) + 550 Combine Cost = 2200 Gold Total

Grants 200 Health, 25 Ability Power, 2 Gold-per-10 seconds and 150% Base Mana Regen

UNIQUE Passive – Tribute: Spells and basic attacks against champions or buildings deal 15 additional damage and grant 15 Gold. This can occur up to 3 times every 30 seconds.

UNIQUE Active – Warding: Consumes a charge to place a Stealth Ward that reveals the surrounding area for 150 seconds. Holds up to 4 charges which refill upon visiting the shop.

 

Watchers Build Path

 

New Item BoxEye of the Oasis Final IconEye of the Oasis

Recipe: Sightstone Sighstone (800 Gold) + Nomads Medallion Final Icon Nomad’s Medallion (850 Gold) + 550 Combine Cost = 2200 Gold Total

Grants 200 Health, 150% Base Health Regen and 150% Base Mana Regen

UNIQUE Passive – Favor: Being near a minion death without dealing the killing blow grants 6 Gold and 10 Health.

UNIQUE Active – Warding: Consumes a charge to place a Stealth Ward that reveals the surrounding area for 150 seconds. Holds up to 4 charges which refill upon visiting the shop.

 

Oasis Build Path

 

Change BoxFace of the Mountain Final IconFace of the Mountain

  • Health decreased from 500 to 450;
  • Spoils of War passive no longer heals for a bonus 1% of your maximum Health;
  • Shield explosion no longer deals damage; instead, it slows nearby enemies by 40% for 2 seconds.

 

Change BoxFrost Queens Claim Final IconFrost Queen’s Claim

  • Now grants 150% Base Mana Regen, increased from 100%;
  • Passive now grants 15 Gold per hit, increased from 10;
  • Active has been replaced with the active from Twin Shadows, but with a slow duration of 4 seconds (up from 2.5 on TS).

 

Buff BoxFrostfang Final IconFrostfang

  • Total cost decreased from 865 Gold to 850;
  • AP increased from 10 to 15;
  • Now grants 100% Base Mana Regen, increased from 50%;
  • Passive now grants 15 Gold per hit, increased from 10.

 

Buff BoxKindlegem Final IconKindlegem

  • Cost decreased from 850 Gold to 800

 

 

Change BoxLocket of Solari Final IconLocket of the Iron Solari

  • Total cost decreased from 2750 Gold to 2500
  • Shield duration on active decreased from 5 seconds to 2

 

Change BoxMikaels Crucible Final IconMikael’s Crucible

  • Total cost decreased from 2450 Gold to 2300
  • Magic Resist decreased from 40 to 35

 

Buff BoxNomads Medallion Final IconNomad’s Medallion

  • Recipe Changed: Faerie_Charm_item Faerie Charm (125 Gold) + Ancient_Coin_item Ancient Coin (350 Gold) + Rejuvenation_Bead_item Rejuvenation Bead (150 Gold) + 225 Combine Cost = 850 Gold Total;
  • Total cost decreased from 865 Gold to 850;
  • Gold per minion killed nearby increased from 5 to 6.

 

Nomads Medallion Build Path

 

Nerf BoxOhmwrecker Final IconOhmwrecker

  • Total cost increased from 2600 Gold to 2650.

 

 

Nerf BoxTalisman of Ascension Final IconTalisman of Ascension

  • Gold-per-minion kill increased from 5 to 6;
  • No longer grants 2 gold-per-10;
  • Cooldown on active increased from 40 seconds to 60.

 

Buff BoxTargons Brace Final IconTargon’s Brace

  • Recipe Changed: Relic Shield Relic Shield (350 Gold) + Rejuvenation_Bead_item Rejuvenation Bead (150 Gold) + 350 Combine Cost = 850 Gold Total
  • Total cost decreased from 865 Gold to 850;
  • Now additionally grants 2 Gold per 10 seconds.

 

Targons Brace Build Path

 

Nerf BoxZekes Harbinger Final IconZeke’s Harbringer

  • Total cost increased from 2250 Gold to 2350.

 

 

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Nerf BoxBamis Cinder Final IconBami’s Cinder

  • Total cost increased from 1000 to 1100.

 

 

Change BoxBanshees Veil Final IconBanshee’s Veil

  • Health increased from 450 to 500;
  • Magic Resistance increased from 60 to 70;
  • Total Cost increased from 2700 Gold to 2900.

 

Buff BoxCatalyst Final IconCatalyst the Protector

  • Health increased from 200 to 225.

 

 

Nerf BoxDead Mans Plate Final IconDead Man’s Plate

  • Total cost increased from 2750 Gold to 2800.

 

 

Nerf BoxFrozen Heart Final IconFrozen Heart

  • Total cost increased from 2600 Gold to 2800.

 

 

Nerf BoxGlacial Shroud Final IconGlacial Shroud

  • Total cost increased from 900 Gold to 1000.

 

 

Guardian AngelBuff BoxGuardian Angel Final Icon

  • Total cost increased from 2800 Gold to 2900;
  • Armor and Magic Resist increased from 50 to 60.

 

Change BoxIceborn Gauntlet Final IconIceborn Gauntlet

  • Armor increased from 60 to 65;
  • Cooldown reduction increased from 10% to 20%;
  • No longer grants 30 Ability Power;
  • The size of the slow zone now increases with bonus Armor.

 

Nerf BoxQuicksilver_SashQuicksilver Sash

  • Total cost increased from 1250 Gold to 1300.

 

 

Nerf BoxRanduins Omen Final IconRanduin’s Omen

  • Total cost increased from 2700 to 3000.

 

 

Change BoxRaptors Cloak Final IconRaptor Cloak

  • Recipe Changed: Rejuvenation_Bead_item Rejuvenation Bead (150 Gold) + Chain_Vest_item Chain Vest (800 Gold) + 250 Combine Cost = 1200 Gold Total;
  • Total cost increased from 1100 Gold to 1200.

 

Raptors Cloak Build Path

 

Nerf BoxRighteous Glory Final IconRighteous Glory

  • Total cost increased from 2400 to 2600.

 

 

Spirit VisageBuff BoxSpirit Visage Final Icon

  • Total cost increased from 2700 Gold to 2800;
  • Health increased from 400 to 500;
  • Magic Resist increased from 60 to 70.

 

Nerf BoxSteraks Gage Final IconSterak’s Gage

  • Recipe changed: Jaurims Fist Final Icon Jaurim’s Fist (1200 Gold) + Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal (400 Gold) + 1100 Combine Cost = 2700 Gold Total;
  • Total cost increased from 2550 Gold to 2700.

 

Steraks Gage Build Path

 

Change BoxSunfire Cape Final IconSunfire Cape

  • Total cost increased from 2600 Gold to 2700;
  • Health increased from 450 to 500.

 

Nerf BoxThornmail Final IconThornmail

  • Total cost increased from 2300 Gold to 2350.

 

 

Nerf BoxWardens Mail Final IconWarden’s Mail

  • Armor decreased from 45 to 40.

 

 

Change BoxWarmogs Armor Final IconWarmog’s Armor

  • Health increased from 800 Gold to 850;
  • Total cost increased from 2750 Gold to 2850.

 

Change BoxWits End Final IconWit’s End

  • Total cost increased from 2550 Gold to 2800;
  • Attack Speed decreased from 50% to 40%;
  • Magic Resist increased from 30 to 40;
  • On-hit magic damage decreased from 42 to 40.

 

Change BoxZzrot Portal Final IconZz’Rot Portal

  • Total cost decreased from 2750 Gold to 2700;
  • Base Health Regen decreased from 150% to 125%.

 

 

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The jungle has received changes both to its monster strength and itemization. There’s also a new epic monster that lives in the Baron Pit- the Rift Herald.

 

 

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Jungle camps have slightly tweaked stats to account for item changes. The end result should be near-similar to what the jungle is like on live currently:

 

 Krug Final IconAncient Krug

  • Attack Damage decreased from 73 to 68;
  • Auto-attack range decreased from 190 to 150;
  • Gold increased from 60 to 81;
  • Experience decreased from 150 to 140.

 

Blue Sentinel Final IconBlue Sentinel

  • Armor decreased from 20 to 10;
  • Gold increased from 36 to 58;
  • Experience decreased from 100 to 90.

 

Cinderling Final IconCinderling

  • Armor removed (8 on live);
  • Health decreased from 400 to 375.

 


Elder Razorbeak Final IconCrimson Raptor

  • Gold increased from 41 to 62;
  • Experience decreased from 140 to 130.

 

Greater Murkwolf Final IconGreater Murk Wolf

  • Attack range increased from 125 to 175;
  • Gold increased from 53 to 68;
  • Experience granted decreased from 142 to 132.

 

Gromp Final IconGromp

  • Damage decreased from 83 to 75;
  • Gold increased from 62 to 86;
  • Experience granted decreased from 200 to 190;
  • Magic resist decreased from 0 to -10.

 

Small Krug Final IconKrug (small golem next to Ancient Krug)

  • Attack Damage decreased from 35 to 32;
  • Health decreased from 540 to 500;
  • Armor removed (12 on live);
  • Magic resist increased from -10 to 0.

 

Small Murkwolf Final IconMurk Wolves (small wolves in Murk Wolf camp)

  • Armor removed (6 on live);
  • Health decreased from 420 to 380.

 

Crimson Raptor Final IconRaptor (small pigeons in the Raptor camp)

  • Armor removed (5 on live);
  • Health decreased from 250 to 225.

 

Elder Brambleback Final IconRed Brambleback

  • Armor decreased from 20 to 10;
  • Gold increased from 36 to 58;
  • Experience decreased from 100 to 90.

 

Sentry Final IconSentries (mini golems in blue camp)

  • Health decreased from 400 to 375;
  • Magic resist increased from 0 to 10.

 

 

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Buff BoxHunter's_Machete_itemHunter’s Machete 

  • Cost decreased from 400 Gold to 350.
  • UNIQUE Passive – Jungler has been removed;
  • Now additionally grants 8% Life Steal when fighting jungle monsters;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Nail: Basic attacks deal 20 bonus damage vs monsters.  Killing a Large Monster grants +15 bonus experience.

 

New Item BoxHunters Talisman Final IconHunter’s Talisman [ Requires Smite to be purchased ]

Cost: 350 Gold;

Grants 150% Mana Regeneration while in Jungle;

UNIQUE Passive – Tooth: Damaging a monster steals 20 Health over 5 seconds. Grants +15 bonus experience when killing Large Jungle Monsters.

 

Cinderhulk [ Jungle Item Enchantment ] Change BoxCinderhulk Final Icon

  • Enchantment cost increased from 1400 Gold to 1575 (total cost up from 2250 Gold to 2625).

 

Change BoxDevourer Final IconDevourer [ Jungle Item Enchantment ] 

  • Total cost increased from 2250 Gold to 2450 (combine cost unchanged);
  • Attack Speed decreased from 50% to 40%;
  • Now grants 1 bonus magic damage on-hit per stack, up from 0.66;

 

Change BoxMagus Enchantment Final IconRuneglaive [ Jungle Item Enchantment ] 

  • Recipe changed: Sheen (1050 Gold) + Amplifying Tome (435 Gold) + Any Tier 2 Jungle Item (1050 Gold) + 140 Combine cost = 2675 Gold Total;
  • Enchantment cost increased from 1400 Gold to 1625 (total cost up from 2250 Gold to 2675).
  • Ability Power decreased from 50 to 40;
  • Mana increased from 200 to 250;
  • Now additionally grants 10% Cooldown Reduction.

 

Runeglaive Build Path

 

Buff BoxSated Devourer Final IconSated Devourer [ 30 Stacks Devourer ]

  • Magic damage-on-hit increased from 50 to 60.

 

 

Change BoxSkirmishers Sabre Final IconSkirmisher’s Sabre

  • Recipe changed: Hunters Talisman Final Icon Hunter’s Talisman (350 Gold) + Hunter's_Machete Hunter’s Machete (350 Gold) + 350 Combine cost = 1050 Gold Total;
  • Total cost increased from 850 Gold to 1050;
  • No longer grants 30 bonus Gold for killing large jungle monsters;
  • Now additionally grants 10% Life Steal vs Monsters and 150% Mana Regeneration while fighting in the Jungle;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Jungler has been removed;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Tooth / Nail: Basic attacks deal 20 bonus damage vs monsters. Damaging a monster steals 30 Health over 5 seconds. Killing a Large Monster grants +30 bonus experience.

 

Change BoxStalkers Blade Final IconStalker’s Blade [ identical changes to Skirmisher’s Sabre ]

  • Recipe changed: Hunters Talisman Final Icon Hunter’s Talisman (350 Gold) + Hunter's_Machete Hunter’s Machete (350 Gold) + 350 Combine cost = 1050 Gold Total;
  • Total cost increased from 850 Gold to 1050;
  • No longer grants 30 bonus Gold for killing large jungle monsters;
  • Now additionally grants 10% Life Steal vs Monsters and 150% Mana Regeneration while fighting in the Jungle;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Jungler has been removed;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Tooth / Nail: Basic attacks deal 20 bonus damage vs monsters. Damaging a monster steals 30 Health over 5 seconds. Killing a Large Monster grants +30 bonus experience.

 

New Item BoxPoachers Knife Final IconTracker’s Knife [ Replaces Poacher’s Knife ]

Recipe: Hunters Talisman Final Icon Hunter’s Talisman (350 Gold) + Hunter's_Machete Hunter’s Machete (350 Gold) + 350 Combine cost = 1050 Gold Total;

Grants 10% Life Steal vs Monsters and 150% Mana Regeneration while fighting in the Jungle;

UNIQUE Passive – Tooth / Nail: Basic attacks deal 20 bonus damage vs monsters. Damaging a monster steals 30 Health over 5 seconds. Killing a Large Monster grants +30 bonus experience;

UNIQUE Active – Warding (Minor): Consumes a charge to place a Stealth Ward that reveals the surrounding area over 150 seconds. Holds up to 2 charges which refill upon visiting the shop.

 

Trackers Knife Build Path

 

Change BoxWarrior Enchantment Final IconWarrior [ Jungle Item Enchantment ] 

  • Recipe changed: Caulfields Warhamer Final Icon Caulfield’s Warhammer (1100 Gold) + Any Tier 2 Jungle Item (1050 Gold) + 475 Combine cost = 2625 Gold Total;
  • Enchantment cost increased from 1400 Gold to 1575 (total cost up from 2250 Gold to 2625);
  • No longer grants 10 Armor Penetration;
  • Attack Damage increased from 45 to 60.

 

Warrior Enchantment Build Path

 

 

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The Rift Herald is a new jungle monster that spawns in the Baron pit before the 20th minute.

 

Rift Herald Final IconRift Herald

  • Stats: 5000 Health, 150 Auto-Attack Range, 120 Damage, 0.67 Attack Speed, 325 Movement Speed, 40 Armor, 20 Magic Resist;
  • Grants 200 Experience when killed.

 

The buff he grants when killed is called “Doom’s Eye”. It gives the following benefits:

  • 10% Increased Damage and 40 flat Movement Speed;
  • Nearby allied minions have 40% increased Attack Speed.

 

Here’s the condensed information about the new jungle monster:

  • Location/timing:
    • Spawns at the Baron Pit
    • First appears at 4:00
    • Respawns every 5 minutes
    • Despawns at 19:45 unless in combat; hard despawns at 19:55 no matter what
  • Encounter details:
    • Melee-only attacker – but hits pretty hard. Need to be able to take a punch to tank RH.
    • The Eye will occasionally open, exposing RH to bonus damage on attacks from behind equal to 15% of RH’s Max HP as True Damage.
    • Takes 35% less damage from ranged Autoattacks.
  • Reward details:
    • 50 global gold to everyone on the killing team
    • Drops “Doom’s Eve” buff to the killer:
      • 10% increase to all Damage (except True Damage) and 40 bonus MS
      • Enhanced Baron Recall
      • Enhances nearby minions offensive power, same as Baron buff, with an additional attack speed increase. Does NOT increase their defensive power (don’t worry, you won’t have to deal with last-hitting Baron buffed minions in lane)

 

 

 

CHANGES TO SUMMONER SPELLS Banner

 

Removed BoxClairvoyance Final IconClairvoyance

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Removed BoxClarity Final IconClarity

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Nerf BoxTeleport Final IconTeleport

  • No longer decreases the spell’s cooldown to 240 seconds if cast on a turret.

 

 

 

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Masteries have been completely revamped. The final slot can now be unlocked with 17 points and is reserved for Keystone Masteries. Think of these as super-masteries – you can only pick one and that will change your general playstyle:

 

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Here’s the entire new Mastery tree unlocked (and not at all Photoshopped).

 

5-point Masteries don’t have to be filled to the end; you can split the 5 points between the two and that will unlock the next tier. Note that you can’t spend more than 5 points between the two Masteries.

 

The last row is for Keystone Masteries. Again, you can only pick one of the three.

 


TIER I FEROCITY MASTERIES

 

Nerf BoxFury Final IconFury [ 5 Points, increased from 4 ]

  • Grants +0.8/1.6/2.4/3.2/4% Attack Speed, decreased from 1.25/2.5/3.75/5%.

 

 

Change BoxSpellsword Final IconSorcery [ 5 Points ]

  • Now grants +0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6/2.0% bonus Ability Power and Spell Damage, changed from 1.25/2.5/3.75/5% Cooldown Reduction.

 

Change BoxDouble Edged Sword Final IconDouble Edged Sword [ 1 Point ]

  • Melee – Deal 3% more damage and take 1.5% more (changed from deal 2% more and take 1% more);
  • Ranged – Deal and take an additional 2% damage, changed from 1.5%.

 

Change BoxFeast Final IconFeast [ 1 Point ]

  • Killing a unit now restores 20 Health on a 20 second cooldown, changed from 3 Health and 1 Mana without a cooldown.

 

Nerf BoxVampirism Final IconVampirism [ 5 Points, Moved from T3 Utility to T1 Offense ]

  • Grants 0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6/2.0% Lifesteal and Spell Vamp, decreased from 1/2/3% (with 3 points).

 

New Item BoxNatural Talent Final IconNatural Talent [ New, 5 Points, replaces Arcane Mastery ]

  • Grants +2/4/6/8/10 Attack Damage and +3/6/9/12/15 Ability Power at Level 18.

 

 

TIER II FEROCITY MASTERIES

 

New Item BoxBounty Hunter Final IconBounty Hunter [ New, 1 Point ]

  • You deal 1% increased damage for each unique enemy champion you kill.

 

 

New Item BoxOppressor Final IconOppressor [ New, 1 Point ]

  • You deal 2.5% increased damage to targets with impaired movement (slow, stun, snare, taunt, etc.).

 

New Item BoxBattering Blows Final IconBattering Blows [ New, 5 Points ]

  • Grants +1.4/2.8/4.2/5.6/7% Armor Penetration.

 

 

New Item BoxDangerous Game Final IconPiercing Thoughts [ New, 5 Points ]

  • Grants 1.4/2.8/4.2/5.6/7% Magic Penetration.

 

 

FEROCITY KEYSTONE MASTERIES Banner

[ Note ] You can only pick ONE Keystone mastery and you need to’ve spent 17 points in the respective tree to unlock it.

 

Deathfires Touch Final IconDeathfire Touch

  • Your damaging abilities cause enemy champions to take [ 6 + 0.5 Bonus AD + 0.2 AP ] Magic damage over 3 seconds (Area of effect and damage over time abilities apply half of this damage over 1.5 seconds instead).

 

Warlords Bloodlust Final IconWarlord’s Bloodlust

  • Critical strikes heal for 15% of the damage dealt and grant you 20% attack speed for 4 seconds (2 second cooldown).

 

Fervor of Battle Final IconFervor of Battle

  • Your basic attacks and spells grant you a stack of Fervor for 5 seconds (max 10 stacks). Each stack of Fervor adds 1-8 bonus physical damage to your basic attacks against champions, based on your level.

 

 

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Change BoxWanderer Final IconWanderer [ 5 points, replaces Fleet Foot ]

  • Grants 0.6/1.2/1.8/2.4/3% Movement Speed out of Combat, changed from 0.5/1/1.5% bonus MS in combat and out.

 

New Item BoxSavagery Final IconSavagery [ New, 5 points, replaces Butcher in Offense ]

  • Basic attacks and single target spells deal 1/2/3/4/5 bonus damage to minions and monsters, increased from 2 with 1 point.

 

Nerf BoxRunic Affinity Final IconRunic Affinity

  • Bonus to buff duration decreased from 20% to 15%.

 

 

Buff BoxSecret Stash Final IconSecret Stash [ New, 1 Point, merges Alchemist with Cullinary Mastery ]

  • Your potions, flasks, and elixirs last 10% longer
  • Additionally, your potions are replaced with biscuits that restore 20 Health and 10 Mana instantly upon consumption.

 

New Item BoxMerciless Final IconMerciless [ New, 5 points ]

  • Deal 1/2/3/4/5% increased damage to champions below 40% health

 

 

Nerf BoxMeditation Final IconMeditation [ 5 points ]

  • Mana regen decreased 0.5/1/1.5% of missing mana every 5 seconds to 0.3/0.6/0.9/1.2/1.5%

 

TIER II CUNNING MASTERIES Banner

 

Buff BoxBandit Final IconBandit [ New, 1 point, merges Scavenger with Bandit ]

  • Gain 1 gold for each nearby minions killed by allied champions;
  • Gain an additional 3 Gold for Ranged/10 for Melee when hitting an enemy Champion with a basic attack (internal cooldown of 5 seconds).

 

Moved BoxDangerous Game Final IconDangerous Game [ Moved from T4 Offense to T2 Utility ]

  • Champion kills and assists restore 5% of your missing Health and Mana.

 

 

New Item BoxPrecision Final IconPrecision [ New, 5 Points ]

  • Grants 0.6/1.2/1.8/2.4/3 [ + 0.06/0.12/0.18/0.24/0.3 per level ] flat Armor & Magic Penetration.

 

New Item BoxIntelligence Final IconIntelligence [ New, 5 Points ]

  • Your Cooldown Reduction cap is increased by 1/2/3/4/5%;
  • Additionally grants 1/2/3/4/5% Cooldown Reduction.

 

 

CUNNING KEYSTONE MASTERIES Banner

[ Note ] You can only pick ONE Keystone mastery and you need to’ve spent 17 points in the respective tree to unlock it.

 

Windspeakers Blessing Final IconWindspeaker’s Blessing

  • Your heals and shields are 10% stronger. Additionally, your shields and heals increase your target’s resistances by 15% for 3 seconds when used on an ally other than yourself.

 

Thunderlords Decree Final IconThunderlord’s Decree

  • Your third attack or spell on an enemy Champion shocks the area around them, dealing [ 0.2 Bonus AD + 0.1 AP + 10 per level ] magic damage to all enemies in the area. (30 second cooldown).

 

Stormraiders Surge Final IconStormraider’s Surge

  • Dealing 30% of a Champion’s maximum Health within 2 seconds grants you 35% Movement Speed for 3 seconds (10 second cooldown).

 

 

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Nerf BoxRecovery Final IconRecovery [ 5 Points, increased from 2 ]

  • Grants 0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6/2.0 Health Regen-per-5 seconds, decreased from 1/2 HP-per-5 (with 2 points).

 

Change BoxUnyielding Final IconUnyielding [ Now T1 with 5 points, replaces T5 Enchanted Armor ]

  • Grants 1.2/2.4/3.6/4.8/6% Bonus Armor and Magic Resist, changed from 2.5/5/7.5/10% with 4 points in T5.

 

Buff BoxTough Skin Final IconTough Skin [ 1 Point ]

  • You take 2 less damage from Champion and Monster basic attacks, increased from 1/2 less damage from Monsters with 2 points.

 

New Item BoxWanderer Final IconExplorer [ New, 1 Point ]

  • Grants 12 Flat Movement Speed while moving in brush or along the river.

 

New Item BoxRunic Armor Final IconRunic Armor [ New, 5 Points ]

  • Grants 1.6/3.2/4.8/6.4/8% bonus to all shields and healing on you (includes Life Steal and HP regen).

 

Change BoxVeterans Scars Final IconVeteran’s Scars [ 5 Points, replaces Juggernaut ]

  • Grants 0.8/1.6/2.4/3.2/4% Bonus Health,  changed from 3% with one point.

 

 

TIER II RESOLVE MASTERIES Banner

 

New Item BoxInsight Final IconInsight [ New, 1 Point ]

  • Your Summoner Spells have 15% reduced cooldown.

 

 

Change BoxPerseverance Final IconPerseverance [ New, 1 Point ]

  • Grants 50% Health Regen, increased to 200% when below 20% of Maximum Health, changed from regenning 0.35/0.675/1% of missing HP-per-5.

 

Change BoxSwiftness Final IconSwiftness [ New, 5 Points, merges Swiftness and Tenacious ]

  • Grants 3/6/9/12/15% Tenacity and Slow reduction, changed from 7.5%/15% Slow Resist with 2 points from Swiftness and 10% Tenacity with 1 point from Tenacious.

 

Nerf BoxLegendary Guardian Final IconLegendary Guardian

  • Grants 0.6/1.2/1.8/2.4/3.0 bonus flat Armor and Magic Resist for each nearby enemy Champion, decreased from 3 flat Armor/MR with 1 point

 

DEFENSIVE KEYSTONE MASTERIES Banner

[ Note ] You can only pick ONE Keystone mastery and you need to’ve spent 17 points in the respective tree to unlock it.

 

Bond of Stone Final IconBond of Stone

  • Grants 4% Damage Reduction. While near an ally this bonus is doubled and 8% of the damage they would take from Champions is dealt to you instead (cannot reduce you below 15% Health).

 

Grasp of the Undying Final IconGrasp of the Undying

  • While in combat, every 4 seconds your next attack against an enemy Champion is buffed to steal life equal to 3% of your max Health (halved for ranged champions).

 

Strength of the Ages Final IconStrength of the Ages

  • Siege minions and large monsters that you or nearby allies kill grant you 20/10 permanent Health respectively (300 max). After reaching the max bonus further nearby Siege minion kills restore 100 Health.

 

 

VISION CHANGES Banner

 

Wards that expire now leave visible remains on the ground, allowing teams to know where the enemy had an active ward.

Trinket upgrades are now free (250 Gold on live).

 

Removed BoxFairsight Orb Final IconFarsight Orb

  • Removed from the game.

 


New Item BoxFarsight Alteration Final IconFarsight Alteration
[ replaces Farsight Orb ]

  • Alters the Fairsight Orb Trinket by placing a visible ward with infinite duration and 1 HP;
  • Cast range is 26,000 units (global);
  • Decreases the cooldown of Fairsight Orb by 60%;
  • Cannot store ward charges.

 

Removed BoxGreater Stealth Totem Final IconGreater Stealth Totem

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Removed BoxGreater Vision Totem Final IconGreater Vision Totem

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Change BoxRuby Sightstone Final IconRuby Sightstone

  • Gold cost increased from 1600 to 1800;
  • Health increased from 400 to 500;
  • (New) UNIQUE Passive: Item Active cooldowns are reduced by 10%;
  • Now holds 4 Ward charges, down from 5;
  • Ward duration decreased from 180 seconds to 150.

 

Removed BoxStealth Ward Final IconStealth Ward

  • Removed from the store; can still be cast via certain support items.

 

 

Removed BoxScrying Orb Final IconScrying Orb

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Buff BoxSweeping Lens Final IconSweeping Lens

  • Cooldown decreased from 120/75 seconds (upgrade at level 9) to 90 – 60 seconds (scales down with Champion level);
  • Both cast range and sweep radius now increase with Champion levels.

 

New Item BoxOracle Alteration Final IconOracle Alteration [ replaces Oracle’s Lens ]

  • Alters the Sweeping Lens Trinket by increasing the detection radius and having the sweep effect follow you for 10 seconds;
  • Decreases the cast range to 0.

[ Note ] This is identical in effect to Oracle’s Lens.

 

Removed BoxOracles Lens Final IconOracle’s Lens

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

Buff BoxVision Ward Final IconVision Ward

  • Cost decreased from 100 Gold to 75.

 

 

Change BoxWarding Totem Final IconWarding Totem

  • Initial ward charges increased from 1 to 2;
  • Ward duration doesn’t scale up at level 9; instead, it increases from 60 seconds to 120 based on Champion level;
  • Ward recharge time decreased from 120 seconds flat to 180 seconds, scaling down to 120 based on Champion level.

 

 

New Summoner Icons

Three new icons for the upcoming All-Stars event have made their way on the PBE:

 

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The Fire & Ice icons have their own in-game emotes. Press Control + 6 to activate them:

 

 

ADJUSTMENTS TO KILL BOUNTIES Banner

Here’s the relevant information on what changes are coming to Kill Bounties, taken from Xypherous‘ post which you can find HERE.

 

Bounty Rules

Champions now begin to accrue a Bounty once they have gotten 2 consecutive kills without dying, like live – and will set you to Bounty Tier ‘2’ (like live.)

The more kills you get, the higher your bounty ‘Tier’, up to a maximum of Bounty ‘Tier’ 5 – which is the same as live.

Major Changes

Bounty ‘Tier’ are now visualized next to your champion health bar. Higher ‘Tiers’ of Bounties will have progressively more impressive icons. You will be able to see both the Bounty Tier of allies and enemy champions.

Dying no longer resets your Bounty entirely. Instead, it decays your Bounty ‘Tier’ by 3 ‘Tier’. If you have a Bounty ‘Tier’ of 3 or less, this means it will reset completely. If you have a Bounty Tier of 4 or 5 – you will go to 1 and 2 respectively.

Bounties now give Team gold rather than adding to kill gold. Killing a champion with a Bounty will display the total amount of Team Gold awarded to the enemy.

ASSIST ‘STREAKS’ REMOVED Gold bonuses from having multiple assists without killing a champion have been removed entirely. The majority of this gold has been moved to either starting Tier 1 support items, ambient gold or floated to more global gold from objectives and champions.

Bounty Rewards by Tier

Tier 1: 20 Global Gold
Tier 2: 30 Global Gold
Tier 3: 60 Global Gold
Tier 4: 70 Global Gold
Tier 5: 90 Global Gold (MAX)

 


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

 

PBE 29 10 Banner

Work-in-progress! You are free (but not encouraged) to panic.

 

You can find context for all the Preseason changes HERE:

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Victorious Sivir

Major Marksman Updates

  • Caitlyn
  • Corki
  • Graves
  • Kog’Maw
  • Miss Fortune
  • Quinn

Champion Changes

Item Changes

  • Starting Items
  • New Items
  • Changes to AD Items
  • Changes to AP Items
  • Changes to Tank & Utility Items

Jungle Changes

Mastery Changes

  • Offensive Masteries
  • Defensive Masteries
  • Utility Masteries

Vision Changes

Places to Share Feedback

 

[ 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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Victorious Sivir is a reward for players who’ve reached Gold League or higher in Ranked this season.

 

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Caitlyn Final Portrait

General Box

  • Scales 10% less with bonus Attack Speed
  • Attack Damage changed from 50 [+3 per level] to 55.66 [+2.2 per level]

 

Buff BoxHeadshot Final IconHeadshot [ Passive ]

  • Damage now additionally scales with Caitlyn’s Crit Chance at a 2:1 ratio (e.g at 50% Crit Chance, it deals +100% damage);
  • Caitlyn can fire a double-range (1300 range) Headshot at targets she has trapped or netted by auto-attacking them. This is independent from her normal Headshot and doesn’t use up her current stacks toward a passive.

 

Caitlyn Headshot 1

 

Piltover Peacemaker [ Q ]Change BoxPiltover Peacemaker Final Icon

  • Damage increased from 20/60/100/140/180 [+1.3 Total AD] to 25/70/115/160/205 [+1.6 Total AD]
  • Skillshot missile is now more narrow, but expands to its width on live after the first target hit;
  • After the first hit, Piltover Peacemaker deals 40% decreased damage, changed from 10% per enemy less, up to a cap of 50%;
  • Damage on the first target has been increased by ~20%, but falls of harder on follow-up hits.

 

Caitlyn Q 1 Caitlyn Q 2

 

Change BoxYordle Snap Trap Final IconYordle Snap Trap [ W ]

  • Now has a charge system instead of a static cooldown (think Heimer’s turrets). New cooldown is 45/32.5/20/12.5/10 seconds per charge, changed from 16/14/12/10/8 regular CD. Caitlyn can store up to 3/3/4/4/5 traps.
  • Trap duration decreased from 4 minutes to 2;
  • Caitlyn’s first auto attack against a trapped Champion will be a guaranteed Headshot;
  • Traps no longer deal damage (80/130/180/230/280 + 0.6 AP on live)
  • Headshot deals 10/20/30/40/50% increased damage to trapped targets.

 

Change Box90 Caliber Net Final Icon90-Caliber Net

  • Caitlyn’s first auto attack against a target hit by the net will be a guaranteed Headshot;
  • Base damage decreased from 80/130/180/230/280 to 70/110/150/190/230;
  • The net is now slower, the distance traveled is shorter and Caitlyn travels slower.

 

 

Caitlyn E 1

 

 

Corki Final Portrait

General Box

  • Damage changed from 51.24 [+3 per level] to 56 [+2.5 per level]
  • Mana changed from 310 [+45 per level] to 360 [+42 per level]

 

Change BoxHextech Shrapnel Shells Final IconHextech Munitions [ Passive ]

Hextech Shrapnel Shells: Corki’s basic attacks deal 10% bonus damage, and half of his basic attack damage is converted into magic.

The Package: After an initial 8 minutes, The Package arrives near the fountain. Picking it up temporarily grants 50% out of combat Movement Speed and upgrades Valkyrie into Special Delivery.

The Package reloads 4 minutes after being delivered.

 

Corki Passive 1 Corki Passive 2

Corki Passive 3 

 

New Item BoxValkyrie Final IconValkyrie [ W ]

Range decreased from 800 to 600;

[ New Mechanic ] Special Delivery: Every 4 minutes, Corki receives a special set of bombs on the spawn platform. When he picks up the package, he receives the Homeguard boots buff.

The bombs allow Corki to cast an improved Valkyrie. This mega W has 1800 range, knocks enemies aside when it hits them, slows for 90% and leaves a burning trail that deals 60/90/120/150/180 (+0.2 AD) (+0.2 AP) magic damage per second.

Corki’s normal Valkyrie is put on a 0 second cooldown after he casts the mega W.

 

Corki W 4

 

Change BoxGatling Gun Final IconGatling Gun [ E ]

  • Now deals 50% magic damage and 50% physical damage;
  • Base damage increased from 20/32/44/56/68 to 20/32/44/56/78;
  • Now shreds both 1/2/3/4/5 Armor and Magic Resist, changed from 2/4/6/8/10 Armor shred only.

 

Nerf BoxMissile Barrage Final IconMissile Barrage [ R ]

  • Base damage per rocket decreased from 100/180/260 to 100/140/180

 

[ Note ] Corki’s received new icons. From left-to-right: Passive Q, Mega W, “The Package”, E, R, Big-One R,

Corki_RapidReload Corki_Valkyrie_Mega Corki_PhosphorusBomb Corki_ThePackage Corki_GatlingGun Corki_MissileBarrage Corki_R_BigOne

 

 

Graves Final Portrait

General Box

  • Auto-attack range decreased from 525 to 425
  • Attack Damage changed from 54.2 [+3.1 per level] to 63 [+2.4 per level]
  • Movement Speed increased from 330 to 345
  • Armor-per-level increased from 3.2 to 3.4
  • Now gains 1.25 Magic Resist-per-level (0 on live)

 

Destiny [ New Passive ]

Grave’s shotgun has some unique properties —

Double Barrel: Graves must reload when he runs out of ammo. Attack speed reduces reload time only slightly, but reduces time between attacks dramatically.

12-Gauge: Attacks fire 4 bullets (8 on critical strikes.) Units hit take 75% Attack Damage + 25% for additional bullets.

Buckshot: Bullets cannot pass through units. Non-champions struck by multiple bullets are knocked back.

 

Graves Passive 1

 

Here’s the crit from Graves’ shotgun. Note that he fires an extra 4 pellets, each of which deal 25% of the original’s damage for a total of 100%, same as a regular crit.

Graves Passive 2

 

End of the Line [ New Q ]

Fires a powder round that deals 60 (+X) physical damage to enemies in a line.

After 2 seconds, or on collision with terrain, the round detonates, dealing 90 (+X) physical damage to all nearby enemies.

 

Graves Q 1 Graves Q 2

Graves Q 3

 

New Item BoxQuickdrawQuickdraw [ Reworked E ]

Dashes in a direction, reloading one shell. For 4 seconds, Graves gains True Grit.

Basic attack hits lower the cooldown of Quickdraw by 0.5 seconds and, against non-minions, also refresh True Grit.

True Grit grants 10 Armor and Magic Resist (stacks up to 4 times).

 

 

Kogmaw Final Portrait

General Box

  • Attack damage changed from 49 [+3 per level] to 54.5 [+2.4 per level]
  • Health decreased from 546 [+87 per level] to 518 [+82 per level]

 

Buff BoxCaustic Spittle Final IconCaustic Spittle [ Q ]

  • Passive Attack Speed bonus increased from 10/15/20/25/30% to 10/20/30/40/50%
  • Range increased from 975 to 1175

 

 

Change BoxBio Arcane Barrage Final IconBio-Arcane Barrage [ W ]

While active, Kog’Maw Attack Speed is doubled and his Attack Speed cap is doubled to 5 attacks per second;

Bonus auto attack range is decreased from 210 at all ranks to 90/120/150/180/210;

Basic attacks have a 0.6 Total AD ratio for the duration of W, but fully apply on-hit effects;

% of Max HP magic damage on-hit changed from 2/3/4/5/6 [+0.01 AP] to [0.0125 AD + 0.0075 AP] %.

Cooldown decreased from 17 seconds at all ranks to 13/11.5/10/8.5/7;

Cooldown now begins when the buff ends, rather than when the spell is cast;

Duration decreased from 8 seconds at all ranks to 6;

Now has a 40 mana cost at all ranks (0 on live).

 

Change BoxLiving Artillery Final IconLiving Artillery [ R ]

  • Base damage and ratios have been adjusted;
  • No longer deals increased base damage to Champions (200% base damage on live);
  • Living Artillery now deals double damage to enemies at 25%-50% current Health, and triple damage to enemies below 25% Health;
  • Mana cost increased from 40 at all ranks to 50 (stacking mana cost is now capped at 500, up from 400).

[ Note ] For reference, here’s Living Artillery’s new damage, depending on the target’s missing Health:

  • If above 50% HP:  70/110/150 [+0.75 Bonus AD] [+0.25 AP]
  • If between 25-50% HP 140/220/300 [+1.5 Bonus AD] [+0.5 AP]
  • If below 25% HP: 210/300/450 [+2.25 Bonus AD] [+0.75 AP]

 

Kog’Maw’s received new icons. From left to right: Passive, Q, W, E and R:

KogMaw_IcathianSurprise KogMaw_CausticSpittle KogMaw_BioArcaneBarrage KogMaw_VoidOoze KogMaw_LivingArtillery

 

 

Miss Fortune Final Portrait

General Box

  • Mana changed from 276 [+38 per level] to 326 [+35 per level]
  • Attack Damage changed from 49.5 [+3 per level] to 46 [+1 per level]

 

New Item BoxLove Tap Final IconLove Tap [ New Passive ]

Grants Miss Fortune bonus damage when swapping targets (this stacks with Q bounces). Damage is halved against minions.

 

 

New Item BoxStrut Final IconStrut [ Replaces Current W Passive ]

Impure Shot [ W ]’s passive has been removed & replaced with Miss Fortune’s current passive, Strut. After 5 seconds of not being in combat, Miss Fortune gains 25 flat Movement Speed, which increases to 60/70/80/90/100 after another 5 seconds.

Impure Shot’s current active remains on Miss Fortune’s new Strut [ W ]:

 

Change BoxImpure Shots Final Icon

Impure Shots [ W Active ]

  • Bonus Attack Speed on active increased from 20/30/40/50/60% to 60/75/90/105/120%;
  • Mana cost decreased from 30/35/40/45/50 to 30 at all ranks;
  • Duration decreased from 6 seconds to 3;
  • Love Tap [Passive ] extends the duration of the buff by 0.8 seconds every time Miss Fortune hits a different target (1.6 seconds for Champions).

 

Buff BoxMake it Rain Final IconMake it Rain [ E ]

  • Range increased from 800 to 1000
  • 0.5 second delay on cast removed

 

 

Change BoxBullet Time Final IconBullet Time [ R ]

  • Base damage removed (50/75/125 on live)
  • Each rank of the ult now shoots more/faster waves
    Each ult wave can now crit (based on MFs’ crit chance). [ Note ] The crit check happens at the start of each wave, not per bullet

 

 

Quinn Final Portrait

General Box

  • Damage changed from 51 [+3 per level] to 56.5 [+2.4 per level]

 

Change BoxHarrier Final IconHarrier [ Passive ]

  • Empowered attacks now deal a percentage of Quinn’s total AD rather than a base and bonus AD ratio.

 

Change BoxBlinding Assault Final IconAerial Assault [ Q ] (Name changed from Blinding Assault)

  • No longer blinds;
  • Now marks its primary target as Vulnerable (passive mark);
  • Deals up to double damage based on targets’ missing Health;
  • Half of Aerial Assault’s cooldown is refunded if it kills at least one enemy.

 

Change BoxQuinn WHeightened Senses [ W ]

  • Movement Speed buff from proccing Harrier [ Passive ] changed from flat 20/30/40/50/60 to 20/25/30/35/40%

 

Nerf BoxVault Final IconVault [ E ]

  • Slow duration decreased from 2 seconds to 1.5
  • Range decreased from 700 to 675
  • Dash speed has been increased;
  • Should now more reliably return you along the vector you dashed in on.

 

Change BoxTag Team Final IconTag Team [ R ] 

  • Now has a 2-second channel time, but has no cooldown;
  • Grants Quinn an additional 70/100/130% Total Movement Speed;
  • No longer allows Quinn to do basic attacks or cast spells for the duration of the ult;
  • Skystrike has been retained, but deals less damage and does not deal increased damage based on targets’ missing Health;
  • Mana cost decreased from 100 at all ranks to 120/60/0;
  • Taking Champion or Tower damage puts Tag Team on a 3 second cooldown.

[ Note ] If you fire a basic attack while in Tag Team, Quinn will instead perform Skystrike and end Tag Team.

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Ashe Final Portrait

General Box

  • Mana changed from 231.8 [+35 per level] to 280 [+32 per level]
  • Attack Damage changed from 51.1 [+2.85 per level] to 56.5 [+2.26 per level]

 

Change BoxFrost Shot Final IconFrost Shot [ Passive ]

  • Base slow decreased from 5/11/17/23/29/35% to 5/9/13/17/21/25%
  • Dealing bonus damage via Frost Shot no longer counts as a Critical Strike (bonus damage unchanged)
  • Ashe can once again crit, but for half the damage of regular crits.  Her crits will instead apply Frost Show’s slow with double strength (10/18/26/34/42/50%), decaying to the base amount over the duration of the slow

 

Change BoxRangers Focus Final IconRanger’s Focus [ Q ]

  • Slow amplification (20% more slow) and cooldown (18 seconds) removed;
  • Can no longer be cast at less than 5 stacks, and passive Focus no longer stacks while the active component is running;
  • Passive no longer stacks with Volley [ W ] and Enchanted Crystal Arrow [ R ].

 

 

Draven Final Portrait

General Box

  • Attack frame improved by 30% (more responsive auto-attack animation)
  • Attack Speed-per-level decreased from 2.7 to 1.5
  • Basic Attack missile speed decreased from 1700 to 1600
  • Damage changed from 50.4 [+3.5 per level] to 56 [+2.9 per level]
  • Mana changed from 310.5 [+42 per level] to 360 [+39 per level]

 

 

Ezreal Final Portrait

General Box

  • Damage changed from 50.25 [+3 per level] to 55.66 [+2.41 per level]
  • Mana changed from 310 [+45 per level] to 360 [+42 per level]

 

Change BoxMystic Shot Final IconMystic Shot [ Q ]

  • Hitting skilshots now decreases Mystic Shot’s CD by 1.5 seconds, increased from 1
  • Cooldown increased from 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 seconds to 6.5/6/5.5/5/4.5

 

Nerf BoxArcane Shift Final IconArcane Shift [ E ]

  • Cooldown increased from 19/17/15/13/11 seconds to 19/17.5/16/14.5/13

 

 

 

Jinx Final Portrait

General Box

  • Damage changed from 53 [+3 per level] to 58.5 [+2.4 per level]

 

Buff BoxGet Excited! [ Passive ]Get Excited Final Icon

  • Can now chain together and stack, increasing Total Attack Speed by 15% per stack (Movement Speed portion does not stack)
  • Duration increased from 4 seconds to 6

 

Nerf BoxSwitcheroo Final IconSwitcheroo! [ Q ]

  • While using her Rocket Launcher, Jinx’s Total Attack Speed is decreased by 15%

 

 

 

Kalista Final Portrait

General Box

  • Attack Speed changed from 0.658 [+3% per level] to 0.694 [+2.8% per level]
  • Attack Damage changed from 57.5 [+3.5 per level] to 63 [+2.9 per level]

 

Nerf BoxMartial Poise Final IconMartial Poise [ Passive ]

  • Jump speed now only scales with Attack Speed/Slows (is slower early game but scales up); no longer scales with boot tier.

 

 

Lucian Final Portrait

General Box

  • Mana changed from 299 [+41 per level] to 349 [+38 per level]
  • Attack Damage changed from 52 [+3 per level] to 59.5 [+2.4 per level]

 

Change BoxThe Culling Final IconThe Culling [ R ]

  • Number of bullets no longer scale with Attack Speed, but with ranks in The Culling (20/25/30 bullets)

 

 

Shaco

Buff BoxTwo ShivTwo-Shiv Poison [ E ]

  • Now decreases minions and monsters’ attack speed by 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% rather than their miss chance (by the same %)

 

 

Sivir Final Champion Portrait

General Box

  • Base Attack Speed decreased from 0.66 to 0.625

 

Change BoxRicochet Final IconRicochet [ W ]

  • Cooldown now begins on spell cast rather than when the attack buff expires
  • Cooldown increased from 9/8/7/6/5 seconds to 12/10.5/9/7.5/6
  • Attack buff duration decreased from 6 seconds 4

 

 

Tristana Final Portrait

General Box

  • Attack damage changed from 51.5 [+3 per level] to 57 [+2.4 per level]

 

Change BoxRapid Fire Final IconRapid Fire [ Q ]

  • No longer reduces Explosive Charge’s [ E ] cooldown on-hit while active
  • No longer reduces its own cooldown when attacking a target with Explosive Charge [ E ] on
  • Cooldown decreased from 20 seconds at all ranks to 20/19/18/17/16

 

Change BoxRocket Jump Final IconRocket Jump [ W ]

  • Base damage changed from 80/105/130/155/180 to 60/110/160/210/260;
  • No longer deals increased damage per Explosive Charge [ E ] stack;
  • Additionally, If Explosive Charge [ E ] explodes with maximum stacks, Rocket Jump’s cooldown is reset.

 

Buff BoxExplosive Charge Final IconExplosive Charge [ E ]

  • Now detonates instantly on 4th stack (max stacks). Bomb Animation shifted to represent this;
  • Tristana’s abilities also add Explosive Charge [ E ] stacks;
  • Missile Speed increased from 1800 to 2400

 

 

Twitch Final Portrait

General Box

  • Attack damage changed from 49 [+3 per level] to 55.5 [+2.4 per level]

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Buff BoxAmbush Final IconAmbush [ Q ]

  • Ambush’s cooldown resets when an enemy champion affected by Deadly Venom dies;
  • Quality of Life Buff: Entering stealth now cancels Twitch’s current auto attack order.

 

Change BoxSpray and Pray Final IconRat-Ta-Tat-Tat [ R ]

  • Buff Duration decreased from 7 seconds to 5;
  • Quality of Life Buff: casting Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat during Q’s stealth no longer cancels stealth;
  • Mana cost decreased from 100/125/150 to 100 at all ranks.

 

 

Urgot Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxUrgot PassiveZaun-Touched Bolt Augmenter [ Passive ]

  • Enemies hit by Urgot’s passive have their size shrunk by 15%

 

Change BoxHyper Kinetic Position Reverser Final IconHyper-Kinetic Position Reverser [ R ]

  • No longer grants bonus 60/90/120 Armor/Magic Resistance;
  • Now adds 30/40/50% Damage Reduction.

 

 

Varus Final Portrait

General Box

  • Attack damage changed from 49 [+3 per level] to 54.66 [+2.4 per level];
  • Mana changed from 310.5 [+36 per level] to 360 [+33 per level].

 

Change BoxChain of Corruption Final IconChain of Corruption [ R ]

  • Now displays max Spread Range to Varus and Enemies if it is spreading to at least one enemy champion;
  • Rooted targets gain 3 stacks of Blight [ W ] over the duration of the root;
  • Base damage decreased from 150/250/350 to 100/175/250.

 

 

Vayne Final Portrait

General Box

  • Attack Damage changed from 50.5 [+3.25 per level] to 56 [+1.66 per level]
  • Mana changed from 299 [+41 per level] to 349 [+38 per level]

 

Change BoxTumbleTumble [ Q ]

  • Buff duration to next basic attack increased from 6 seconds to 7.

 

Change BoxSilver Bolts Final IconSilver Bolts [ W ] 

  • Flat Damage removed (20/30/40/50/60 on live);
  • Percent Health Damage increased from 4/5/6/7/8% to 6/7.5/9/10.5/12% (minimum damage is 40/60/80/100/120).

 

 

Item Changes

The bulk of these changes affect ADC items. The current tooltips I took from this Reddit thread and I’ll update with in-game tooltips when the PBE patch is out.

 

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[ Note ] Starting Gold has been increased from 475 to 500.

 

Buff BoxBoots of Speed Final IconBoots of Speed

  • Cost decreased from 325 Gold to 300

 

 

New Item BoxCull IconCull [ New Starting Item ]

Cost: 450 Gold;

Grants 5 Attack Damage and 3 life on-hit;

Passive: Grants 1 Bonus Gold per Creep Score until 100 CS. At 100 CS, you gain 300 Bonus Gold and that passive is disabled afterward.

 

Buff BoxDorans Blade Final IconDoran’s Blade

  • Attack Damage increased from 7 to 8
  • Health increased from 70 to 80
  • Cost increased from 440 Gold to 450

 

Nerf BoxDorans Shield Final IconDoran’s Shield

  • Cost increased from 440 Gold to 450

 

 

Nerf BoxHealth Potion Final Icon

Health Potion

  • Cost increased from 35 Gold to 50

 

 

Buff BoxLong Sword Final IconLong Sword

  • Cost decreased from 360 Gold to 350

 

 

Removed BoxMana Potion Final IconMana Potion

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

New Item BoxRefillable Potion Final IconRefillable Potion [ New Potion ]

Costs 150 Gold.

UNIQUE Active: Consumes a charge to restore 100 Health over 10 seconds. Holds up to 2 charges and refills upon visiting the shop.

 

Refillable Potion build into:

 

Hunter’s Potion [ New Potion ]

Recipe: Refillable Potion Final Icon Refillable Potion + 250 Combine Cost = 400 Gold Total

UNIQUE Active: Consumes a charge to restore 60 Health and 35 Mana over 8 seconds. Holds up to 5 charges and refills upon visiting the shop.

Killing a Large Monster grants one charge.

 

Refillable Potion can also build into:

 

Corrupting Potion [ New Potion ]

Recipe: Refillable Potion Final Icon Refillable Potion + 350 Combine Cost = 500 Gold Total

UNIQUE Active: Consumes a charge to restore 150 Health and 50 Mana over 12 seconds and grants Touch of Corruption during that time. Holds up to 3 charges that refill upon visiting the shop.

Touch of Corruption: Spells and attacks burn enemy champions for 5-10 magic damage over 3 seconds.

 

Buff BoxSpellthief Final IconSpellthief’s Edge

  • Total cost decreased from 365 Gold to 350
  • Passive now grants 8 Gold per hit, increased from 5

 

The Dark Seal Final IconThe Dark Seal [ New Item ]

  • Grants 15 Ability Power, 25% increased Healing from Potions and 100 Mana;
  • Cost is 400 Gold;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Dread: Grants 2 Ability Power per Glory.
  • UNIQUE Passive – Do or Die: Grants 3 Glory for a champion kill or 1 Glory for an assist, up to 10 Glory total. Lose 6 Glory on death.

 

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New Item BoxCaulfields Warhamer Final IconCaulfield’s Warhammer

  • Recipe: 2 Long Sword Final Icon Long Swords (350 Gold x 2) + 400 Combine Cost = 1100 Gold Total
  • Grants 25 Attack Damage and 10% Cooldown Reduction

 

Caulfields Warhamer Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxDeaths Dance Final IconDeath’s Dance

Recipe: vampiric scepter Vampiric Scepter (900 Gold) + Pickaxe_item Pickaxe (875 Gold) + Caulfields Warhamer Final Icon Caulfield’s Warhammer (1100 Gold) + 525 Combine Cost = 3400 Gold Total

Grants 65 Attack Damage and 10% Cooldown Reduction;

UNIQUE Passive: Dealing physical damage heals for 12% of the damage dealt. (33% effectiveness for multi-target effects.)

UNIQUE Passive: 20% of damage taken is dealt as a Bleed effect over 5 seconds instead.

Deaths Dance Build Pattern

New Item BoxGiant Slayer Final IconGiant Slayer

  • Recipe: Long Sword Final Icon Long Sword (350 Gold) + 650 Combine Cost = 1000 Gold Total
  • Grants 10 Attack Damage
  • UNIQUE Passive – Giant Slayer: Grants up to +10% damage against enemy champions with greater maximum health than you (+1% damage per 50 health difference, maxing at 500 health difference).

 

Giant Slayer Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxJaurims Fist Final IconJaurim’s Fist

Recipe: Long Sword Final Icon Long Sword (350 Gold) + Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal (400 Gold) + 290 Combine Cost = 1040 Gold Total

Grants 15 Attack Damage and 150 Health;

UNIQUE Passive: Killing a unit grants 5 maximum Health. This bonus stacks up to 30 times.

 

New Item BoxKircheis Shard Final IconKirchei’s Shard

Recipe: Dagger_item Dagger (300 Gold) + 450 Combine Cost = 750 Gold Total

Grants 15% Attack Speed

Passive: Moving and attacking will make an attack Energized.

UNIQUE Passive – Energized Strike: Your Energized attacks deal 30 bonus magic damage on hit.

 

New Item BoxLord Dominik Final IconLord Dominik’s Regards

Recipe: Last Whisper Final Icon Last Whisper (1350 Gold) + Giant Slayer Final Icon Giant Slayer (1000 Gold) + 400 Combine Cost = 2500 Gold Total

Grants 40 Attack Damage;

UNIQUE Passive – Giant Slayer: Grants up to +15% damage against enemy champions with greater maximum health than you (+1.5% damage per 50 health difference, maxing at 500 health difference).

UNIQUE Passive – Last Whisper: +40% Bonus Armor Penetration.

 

Lord Dominik Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxMortal Reminder Final Icon Mortal Reminder

Recipe: Last Whisper Final Icon Last Whisper (1350 Gold) + Executioner’s Calling (800 Gold) + 400 Combine Cost = 2500 Gold Total

Grants 40 Attack Damage;

UNIQUE Passive – Executioner: Physical damage inflicts Grievous Wounds on enemy champions for 5 seconds.

UNIQUE Passive – Last Whisper: +40% Bonus Armor Penetration.

 

Mortal Reminder Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxSerrated Dirk Final IconSerrated Dirk

  • Recipe: 2 Long Sword Final Icon Long Swords (350 Gold x 2) + 400 Combine Cost = 1100 Gold Total
  • Grants 20 Attack Damage;
  • UNIQUE Passive: Grants 10 Armor Penetration;
  • UNIQUE Passive: After killing any unit, your next basic attack or single target spell deals +15 damage.

 

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Change BoxBF Sword Final IconB. F. Sword

  • Total cost decreased from 1500 Gold to 1300
  • Attack Damage decreased from 50 to 40

 

Buff BoxBilgewater Cutlass Final IconBilgewater Cutlass

  • Total cost decreased from 1400 to 1300;
  • Life Steal increased from 8% to 10%.

 

Nerf BoxBlade of the Ruined King Final IconBlade of the Ruined King

  • Total Cost increased from 3200 Gold to 3400
  • % Current HP as physical damage decreased from 8% to 6%

 

Change BoxElixir of Wrath Final IconElixir of Wrath

  • Cost increased from 400 Gold to 500
  • Attack Damage increased from 25 to 30
  • BLOODLUST passive now heals for 15% of the physical damage dealt, increased from 10%

 

 

Buff BoxEssence Reaver Final IconEssence Reaver [ Reworked ]

  • Recipe Changed: B._F._Sword_item B.F. Sword (1300 Gold) + Caulfields Warhamer Final Icon Caulfield’s Warhammer (1100 Gold) + Cloak_of_Agility_item Cloak of Agility (730 Gold) + 300 Combine Cost = 3500 Gold Total;
  • Total Cost increased from 3200 Gold to 3500;
  • Attack Damage decreased from 80 to 65;
  • Now grants 20% Critical Chance instead of 10% Life Steal;
  • New UNIQUE Passive: Grants 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • New UNIQUE Passive: Gain up to 20% additional Cooldown Reduction, equal to your Critical Chance from other sources;
  • New UNIQUE Passive: Critical strikes restore 3% of your maximum Mana pool.

 

Essence Reaver Build Pattern

 

Buff BoxFrozen Mallet Final IconFrozen Mallet

  • Recipe Changed: Jaurims Fist Final Icon Jaurim’s Fist (1040 Gold) + Pickaxe (875 Gold) + Ruby Crystal (400Gold) + 525 Combine Cost = 2840 Gold Total
  • Total cost decreased from 3300 Gold to 2840
  • Attack damage increased from 30 to 35
  • Health decreased from 700 to 650

 

Change BoxGuinsoos Rageblade Final IconGuinsoo’s Rageblade

  • Total cost decreased from 2590 to 2500;
  • Old UNIQUE passive removed;
  • Now grants stacks only for basic attacks; 1 for Ranged, 2 for Melee;
  • Now additionally grants 3 AD per stack;
  • Attack Speed per stack increased from 4% to 8%;
  • At 8 stacks, you gain Guinsoo’s Rage: Basic attacks deal bonus magic damage on hit, equal to 20 [+0.15 bonus AD] [+0.075 AP] to the target and nearby enemy units (mini Tiamat effect).

 

HexdrinkerChange BoxHexdrinker Final Icon

  • Total cost decreased from 1450 Gold to 1300;
  • Attack Damage decreased from 25 to 20;
  • Magic Resist decreased from 35 to 30;
  • Shield value decreased from 250 flat to 110-280 (+10 per Champion level).

 

Change BoxHextech Gunblade Final IconHextech Gunblade

  • No longer grants 10% Life Steal and 20% Spell Vamp;
  • Basic attacks and single-target spells no longer reduce the active’s cooldown by 3 seconds (Reload passive removed);
  • New UNIQUE Passive: Heal for 15% of the damage you deal. This is 33% as effective for Area of Effect damage.

 

Nerf BoxInfinity Edge Final IconInfinity Edge

  • Total Cost decreased from 3800 Gold to 3500
  • Attack Damage decreased from 80 to 65

 

Change BoxLast Whisper Final IconLast Whisper

  • New Recipe: Pickaxe_item Pick Axe (875 Gold) + 425 Combine Cost = 1300 Gold Total 
  • Is now a component item used for new items
  • Total cost decreased from 2300 Gold to 1300 Gold
  • Now ignores 30% of Bonus Armor, not Total Armor

 

Nerf BoxManamune Final PortraitManamune

  • Total cost increased from 2200 to 2400

 

Change BoxMaw of Malmortius Final IconMaw of Malmortius [ Reworked ]

  • Recipe Changed: Hexdrinker Hexdrinker (1300 Gold) + Serrated Dirk Final Icon Serrated Dirk (1100 Gold) + 850 Combine Cost = 3250 Gold Total;
  • Total Cost increased from 3200 Gold to 3250;
  • Attack Damage decreased from 60 to 55;
  • Magic Resist increased from 40 to 50;
  • Now additionally grants 10 Armor Penetration;
  • Shield value changed from 400 to 300 [+1 per 1 bonus MR];
  • No longer grants 1 AD per 2% missing HP (capped at 35 bonus AD);
  • New UNIQUE Passive – Lifegrip: When the shield triggers, gain 25% Bonus Attack Speed, 10% Spell Vamp and 10% Life Steal. Lasts until you exit combat.

 

Change BoxMercurial_ScimitarMercurial Scimitar

  • Recipe changed: Quicksilver_Sash Quicksilver Sash (1300 Gold) + Pickaxe_item Pickaxe (875 Gold) + vampiric scepter Vampiric Scepter (900 Gold) + 1175 Combine Cost = 3700 Gold Total
  • Attack Damage decreased from 80 to 75;
  • Now additionally grants 10% Life Steal.

 

Mercurial Scimitar Build Pattern

 

Change BoxPhage Final IconPhage

  • Attack Damage decreased from 20 to 15
  • Cost decreased from 1325 to 1250

 

Nerf BoxRavenous Hydra Final IconRavenous Hydra

  • Total Gold increased from 3300 to 3600 (recipe cost up from 600 Gold to 1100)
  • Quality-of-Life Change: You can now swap Ravenous Hydra for Titanic Hydra (and vice versa) without a gold cost.

 

Change BoxRunaans Hurricane Final IconRunaan’s Hurricane

  • Attack Speed decreased from 70% to 35%
  • Now grants 30% Critical Chance and 5% Movement Speed
  • Passive bolts now deal 0.25 Total AD damage, decreased from 0.5
  • Bolts can now critically strike and apply on-hit effects
  • (Unique) Passive buff to basic attacks has been increased from 15 physical damage on-hit to 10
  • Recipe cost decreased from 500 Gold to 300 (Total cost is unchanged)

 

Change BoxSheen Final IconSheen 

  • Recipe Changed: Sapphire_Crystal_item Sapphire Crystal (350 Gold) + 700 Combine Cost = 1050 Gold Total;
  • Total cost decreased from 1200 Gold to 1050;
  • Now grants 10% Cooldown Reduction instead of 25 Ability Power .

 

Removed BoxSword of the Occult Final IconSword of the Occult

  • Removed from the game.

 

Change BoxTitanic Hydra Final IconTitanic Hydra

  • Recipe Changed: Tiamat_item Tiamat (1250 Gold) + 3052_Enforcers_Vambrace Jaurim’s Fist (1040 Gold) + 1150 Combine Cost = 3440 Gold Total;
  • Gold cost increased from 3300 Gold to 3440;
  • Health increased from 400 to 450;
  • Quality-of-Life Change: You can now swap Ravenous Hydra for Titanic Hydra (and vice versa) without a gold cost.

 

Titanic Hydra Build Pattern

 

Change BoxThe Black Cleaver Final IconThe Black Cleaver

  • Recipe Changed: Phage Phage (1250 Gold) + Caulfields Warhamer Final Icon Caulfield’s Warhammer (1100 Gold) + 1150 Combine Cost = 3500 Gold Total
  • Cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3500
  • Attack Damage increased from 40 to 55
  • Health decreased from 400 to 300

 

Black Cleaver Build Pattern

 

Change BoxTiamat Final IconTiamat 

  • Cost decreased from 1900 Gold to 1250
  • New Recipe: Pickaxe_item Pick Axe (875 Gold) + Rejuvenation_Bead_item Rejuvenation Bead (150 Gold) + 225 Combine Cost = 1250 Gold Total
  • Attack Damage decreased from 40 to 30
  • Bonus to Base Health Regen decreased from 100% to 50%

 

Nerf BoxBloodthirster Final IconThe Bloodthirster

  • Attack Damage decreased from 80 to 75
  • Total Gold cost increased from 3500 to 3700 (recipe cost up from 1150 Gold to 1500)

 

Change BoxTrinity Force Final IconTrinity Force

  • Now grants 10% Cooldown Reduction
  • Attack Damage decreased from 30to 25
  • Mana increased from 200 to 250
  • Movement Speed decreased from 8% to 5%
  • Critical Chance increased from 10% to 20%
  • No longer grants 30 Ability Power
  • Attack Speed decreased from 30% to 10%

[ Note ] Check the above changes to Phage and Sheen for context.

 

Buff BoxVampiric Scepter Final IconVampiric Scepter

  • Cost increased from 800 Gold to 900 (Combine cost up from 440 Gold to 550, Long Sword cost down 10 Gold)
  • Attack Damage increased from 10 to 15
  • Life Steal increased from 8% to 10%

 

Change BoxYoumuus Ghostblade Final IconYoumuu’s Ghostblade

  • Cost increased from 2700 Gold to 3200
  • New Recipe: Caulfields Warhamer Final Icon Caulfield’s Warhammer (1100 Gold) + Serrated Dirk Final Icon Serrated Dirk (1100 Gold) + 1000 Combine Cost = 3200 Gold Total
  • Attack Damage increased from 30 to 65
  • No longer grants 15% Critical Chance

 

 

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New Item BoxPhantom Dancer Final IconPhantom Dancer [ Reworked ]

Recipe: 2 Dagger_item Daggers (2 x 300 Gold) + Zeal Zeal (1200 Gold) + 900 Combine Cost = 2700 Gold Total

Grants 40% Attack Speed and 30% Critical Strike Chance

UNIQUE Passive – Spectral Waltz: While within 500 units of an enemy Champion you can see, +12% Movement Speed and you can move through units.

UNIQUE Passive – Lament: The last champion hit deals 12% less damage to you (ends after 10 seconds of not hitting).

 

 

Phantom Dancer Build Pattern

 

 

 

New Item BoxRapid Firecannon Final IconRapid Firecannon

Recipe: Zeal Zeal (1200 Gold) + 2015_Kircheis_Shard Kirchei’s Shard (750 Gold) + 550 Combine Cost = 2500 Gold Total

Grants 30% Attack Speed, 30% Critical Chance and 8% Movement Speed

Passive: Moving and attacking will make an attack Energized.

UNIQUE Passive – Firecannon: Your Energized attacks gain 35% bonus range (+150 range maximum) and deal 50-200 bonus magic damage (based on level) on hit.

Energized attacks function on structures.

 

 

Rapid Firecannon Build Pattern

 

 

 

Change BoxRunaans Hurricane Final IconRunaan’s Hurricane

  • Attack Speed decreased from 70% to 35%
  • Now grants 30% Critical Chance and 5% Movement Speed
  • Passive bolts now deal 0.25 Total AD damage, decreased from 0.5
  • Bolts can now critically strike and apply on-hit effects
  • (Unique) Passive buff to basic attacks has been increased from 15 physical damage on-hit to 10
  • Recipe cost decreased from 500 Gold to 300 (Total cost is unchanged)

 

 

Change BoxStatikk_ShivStatikk Shiv

  • Attack Speed decreased from 40% to 35%
  • Movement Speed decreased from 6% to 5%
  • Critical Chance increased from 20% to 30%
  • Combine cost decreased from 600 Gold to 550 (Total cost unchanged)
  • Passive damage changed from 100 to 50-150 (scales with Champion levels)
  • Chain lightning can now hit 5 targets, increased from 4, deals 50% bonus damage to minions and can still critically strike (as on live)

 

Buff BoxStinger Final IconStinger

  • Total cost decreased from 1250 Gold to 1200
  • Attack Speed increased from 40% to 50%

 

Change BoxZeal Final IconZeal

  • Total cost increased from 1100 Gold to 1200
  • Attack Speed decreased from 20% to 15%
  • Critical Chance increased from 10% to 20%

 

ZephyrChange BoxZephyr

  • Total cost decreased from 2850 Gold to 2600
  • Attack Speed decreased from 50% to 40%

 

 

 

CHANGES TO BOOT ITEMS

 

Alacrity_item (1)Boot Enchantment: Alacrity

  • Total cost decreased from 475 to 450.

 

Boot Enchantment: CaptainCaptain_item (1)

  • Total cost decreased from 600 to 450.

 

Distortion_item (1)Boot Enchantment: Distortion

  • Total cost decreased from 475 Gold to 450;
  • Cooldown reduction on Flash, Ghost and Teleport decreased from 20% to 15%;
  • Bonus Movement Speed after Flashing decreased from 30% to 20%.

 

Furor_itemBoot Enchantment: Furor

  • Total cost decreased from 475 to 450.

 

Homeguard_item (1)Boot Enchantment: Homeguards

  • Removed from the game.

 

Change BoxIonian Boots of Lucidity Final IconIonian Boots of Lucidity

  • Cooldown reduction decreased from 15% to 10%
  • Now additionally decrease the cooldown of Summoner Spells by 10%

 

Change BoxMercury Threads Final IconMercury’s Treads

  • Total cost decreased from 1200 Gold to 1100;
  • Tenacity decreased from 35% to 20%.

 

Ninja Tabi

  • Total cost increased from 1000 to 1100;
  • Armor increased from 25 to 30.

 

 

CHANGES TO AP ITEMS

 

Buff BoxAbyssal Scepter Final IconAbyssal Scepter

  • Total cost decreased from 2450 to 2370.

 

Nerf BoxArchangels Staff Final IconArchangel’s Staff

  • Total cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3100.

 

Nerf BoxAthenes Unholy Grail Final IconAthene’s Unholy Grail

  • Total cost increased from 2600 Gold to 2800.

 

Nerf BoxBanner of Command Final IconBanner of Command

  • Total cost increased from 2750 Gold to 2900.

 

Change BoxFrost Queens Claim Final IconFrost Queen’s Claim

  • Now grants 150% Base Mana Regen, increased from 100%;
  • Passive now grants 15 Gold per hit, increased from 10;
  • Active has been replaced with the active from Twin Shadows (two ghosts slow by 40% for 2.5 seconds).

 

Buff BoxFrostfang Final IconFrostfang

  • Total cost decreased from 865 Gold to 850;
  • AP increased from 10 to 15;
  • Now grants 100% Base Mana Regen, increased from 50%;
  • Passive now grants 15 Gold per hit, increased from 10.

 

Nerf BoxHaunting Guise Final IconHaunting Guise

  • Total cost increased from 1500 Gold to 1600.

 

Nerf BoxLiandrys Torment Final IconLiandry’s Torment

  • Total cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200.

 

Change BoxLich Bane Final IconLich Bane

  • Recipe Changed: Sheen Sheen (1050 Gold) + Aether_Wisp_item Aether Wisp (850 Gold) + Blasting_Wand_item Blasting Wand (850 Gold) + 450 Combine Cost = 3200 Gold Total;
  • Total cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200;
  • Now additionally grants 10% Cooldown Reduction;
  • Movement Speed increased from 5% to 7%.

 

Nerf BoxLudens Echo Final IconLuden’s Echo

  • Total cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200.

 

Change BoxMejais Soulstealer Final IconMejai’s Soulstealer [ Reworked ]

  • Recipe Changed: The Dark Seal Final Icon The Dark Seal (400 Gold) + 1000 Combine Cost = 1400 Gold Total
  • Now grants 200 Mana and 20 AP, but no longer starts off with 5 stacks.
  • New UNIQUE Passive – Dread: Grants 5 Ability Power per Glory. If you have at least 15 Glory, you gain 10% Movement Speed;
  • New UNIQUE Passive - Do or Die (replaces old): Grants 4 Glory per champion kill (1 per assist), capped at 30. You lose 8 stacks on death.

 

Nerf BoxMorellonomicon Final Icon

Morellonomicon

  • Total cost increased from 2300 to 2550.

 

Buff BoxNashors Tooth Final IconNashor’s Tooth

  • Attack Speed increased from 40% to 50%.

 

Nerf BoxRabadon Deathcap Final IconRabadon’s Deathcap

  • Total Cost increased from 3500 Gold to 3800.

 

Change BoxRod of Ages Final IconRod of Ages

  • Total cost increased from 2700 Gold to 3000;
  • Ability Power increased from 60 to 80 (before stacks).

 

Nerf BoxRylais Crystal Scepter Final IconRylai’s Crystal Scepter

Total Cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200.

 

Nerf BoxSeekers Armguard Final IconSeeker’s Armguard

  • Ability Power decreased from 25 to 20
  • Armor decreased from 30 to 20

 

Removed BoxTwin Shadows Final IconTwin Shadows

  • Removed from the game.

 

Nerf BoxVoid Staff Final IconVoid Staff

  • Total Cost increased from 2500 Gold to 2650.

 

Buff BoxWill of the Ancients Final IconWill of the Ancients

  • Total cost decreased from 2500 Gold to 2300.

 

Nerf BoxZhonyas Hourglass Final IconZhonya’s Hourglass

  • Total Cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3200;
  • AP decreased from 100 to 80;
  • Armor decreased from 50 to 45.

 

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Change BoxAegis Final IconAegis of Legion

  • Total cost decreased from 1600 to 1500;
  • Aura bonus to Magic Resist decreased from 15 to 10.

 

Nerf BoxArdent Censer Final IconArdent Censer

  • Total cost increased from 2100 Gold to 2200.

 

New Item BoxEye of the Equinox Final IconEye of the Equinox 

Recipe: Sightstone Sighstone (800 Gold) + Targon's Brace_item Targon’s Brace (850 Gold) + 550 Combine Cost = 2200 Gold Total

UNIQUE Passive – Spoils of War: Melee basic attacks execute minions below 400 Health. Killing a minion heals the owner and the nearest allied champion for 50 Health and grants them kill Gold. These effects require a nearby allied champion. Recharges every 30 seconds. Max 4 charges.

UNIQUE Active – Warding: Consumes a charge to place a Stealth Ward that reveals the surrounding area for 150 seconds. Holds up to 4 charges which refill upon visiting the shop.

 

Eye of the Equinox Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxEye of the Watchers Final IconEye of the Watchers

Recipe: Sightstone Sighstone (800 Gold) + Frostfang (850 Gold) + 550 Combine Cost = 2200 Gold Total

Grants 200 Health, 25 Ability Power, 2 Gold-per-10 seconds and 150% Base Mana Regen

UNIQUE Passive – Tribute: Spells and basic attacks against champions or buildings deal 15 additional damage and grant 15 Gold. This can occur up to 4 times every 30 seconds.

UNIQUE Active – Warding: Consumes a charge to place a Stealth Ward that reveals the surrounding area for 150 seconds. Holds up to 4 charges which refill upon visiting the shop.

 

Eye of the Watchers Build Pattern

 

New Item BoxEye of the Oasis Final IconEye of the Oasis

Recipe: Sightstone Sighstone (800 Gold) + Nomads Medallion Final Icon Nomad’s Medallion (850 Gold) + 550 Combine Cost = 2200 Gold Total

Grants 200 Health, 150% Base Health Regen and 150% Base Mana Regen

UNIQUE Passive – Favor: Being near a minion death without dealing the killing blow grants 6 Gold and 10 Health.

UNIQUE Active – Warding: Consumes a charge to place a Stealth Ward that reveals the surrounding area for 150 seconds. Holds up to 4 charges which refill upon visiting the shop.

 

 

Change BoxFace of the Mountain Final IconFace of the Mountain

  • Health decreased from 500 to 450;
  • Spoils of War passive no longer heals for a bonus 1% of your maximum Health;
  • Shield explosion no longer deals damage; instead, it slows nearby enemies by 40% for 2 seconds.

 

 

Buff BoxKindlegem Final IconKindlegem

  • Cost decreased from 850 Gold to 800

 

Change BoxLocket of Solari Final IconLocket of the Iron Solari

  • Total cost decreased from 2750 Gold to 2500
  • Shield duration on active decreased from 5 seconds to 2

 

Change BoxMikaels Crucible Final IconMikael’s Crucible

  • Total cost decreased from 2450 Gold to 2300
  • Magic Resist decreased from 40 to 35

 

Nerf BoxOhmwrecker Final IconOhmwrecker

  • Total cost increased from 2600 Gold to 2650

 

Nerf BoxTalisman of Ascension Final IconTalisman of Ascension

  • Gold-per-minion kill increased from 5 to 6;
  • No longer grants 2 gold-per-10;
  • Cooldown on active increased from 40 seconds to 60.

 

Nerf BoxZekes Harbinger Final IconZeke’s Harbringer

  • Total cost increased from 2250 Gold to 2350;

 

 

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Nerf BoxBamis Cinder Final IconBami’s Cinder

  • Total cost increased from 1000 to 1100

 

 

Change BoxBanshees Veil Final IconBanshee’s Veil

  • Health increased from 450 to 500;
  • Magic Resistance increased from 60 to 70;
  • Total Cost increased from 2700 Gold to 2900.

 

Buff BoxCatalyst Final IconCatalyst the Protector

  • Health increased from 200 to 225

 

Nerf BoxDead Mans Plate Final IconDead Man’s Plate

  • Total cost increased from 2750 Gold to 2800.

 

Nerf BoxFrozen Heart Final IconFrozen Heart

  • Total cost increased from 2600 Gold to 2800

 

Change BoxIceborn Gauntlet Final IconIceborn Gauntlet

  • Armor increased from 60 to 65
  • Cooldown reduction increased from 10% to 20%
  • No longer grants 30 Ability Power
  • The size of the slow zone now increases with bonus Armor

 

Guardian AngelBuff BoxGuardian Angel Final Icon

  • Total cost increased from 2800 Gold to 2900
  • Armor and Magic Resist increased from 50 to 60

 

Nerf BoxQuicksilver_SashQuicksilver Sash

  • Total cost increased from 1250 Gold to 1300

 

Nerf BoxRanduins Omen Final IconRanduin’s Omen

  • Total cost increased from 2700 to 3000.

 

Change BoxRaptors Cloak Final IconRaptor Cloak

  • Recipe Changed: Rejuvenation_Bead_item Rejuvenation Bead (180 Gold) + Chain_Vest_item Chain Vest (750 Gold) + 250 Combine Cost = 1180 Gold Total;
  • Total cost increased from 1100 Gold to 1180.

 

Nerf BoxRighteous Glory Final IconRighteous Glory

  • Total cost increased from 2400 to 2600.

 

Spirit VisageChange BoxfSpirit Visage Final Icon

  • Total cost increased from 2700 Gold to 2800;
  • Health increased from 400 to 500;
  • Magic Resist increased from 60 to 70.

 

Change BoxSteraks Gage Final IconSterak’s Gage

  • Recipe changed: Jaurims Fist Final Icon Jaurim’s Fist (1040 Gold) + Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal (400 Gold) + Long_Sword_item Long Sword (350 Gold) + 750 Combine Cost = 2540 Gold Total;
  • Total cost decreased from 2550 Gold to 2540.

 

Change BoxSunfire Cape Final IconSunfire Cape

  • Total cost increased from 2600 Gold to 2700;
  • Health increased from 450 to 500.

 

Buff BoxThornmail Final IconThornmail

  • Total cost increased from 2300 Gold to 2350.

 

Nerf BoxWardens Mail Final IconWarden’s Mail

  • Armor decreased from 45 to 40.

 

Change BoxWarmogs Armor Final IconWarmog’s Armor

  • Health increased from 800 Gold to 850;
  • Total cost increased from 2750 Gold to 2850.

 

Change BoxWits End Final IconWit’s End

  • Total cost increased from 2550 Gold to 2800;
  • Attack Speed decreased from 50% to 40%;
  • Magic Resist increased from 30 to 40;
  • On-hit magic damage decreased from 42 to 40.

 

Change BoxZzrot Portal Final IconZz’Rot Portal

  • Total cost decreased from 2750 Gold to 2700;
  • Base Health Regen decreased from 150% to 125%.

 

 

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Jungle camps have slightly tweaked stats to account for item changes. The end result should be near-similar to what the jungle is like on live currently:

Ancient Krug

  • Attack Damage decreased from 73 to 68;
  • Auto-attack range decreased from 190 to 150;
  • Gold increased from 60 to 81;
  • Experience decreased from 150 to 140.

 

Blue Sentinel

  • Armor decreased from 20 to 10;
  • Gold increased from 36 to 58;
  • Experience decreased from 100 to 90.

 

Cinderling

  • Armor removed (8 on live);
  • Health decreased from 400 to 375.

 

Crimson Raptor

  • Gold increased from 41 to 62;
  • Experience decreased from 140 to 130.

 

Greater Murk Wolf

  • Attack range increased from 125 to 175;
  • Gold increased from 53 to 68;
  • Experience granted decreased from 142 to 132.

 

Gromp

  • Damage decreased from 83 to 75;
  • Gold increased from 62 to 86;
  • Experience granted decreased from 200 to 190;
  • Magic resist decreased from 0 to -10.

 

Krug (small golem next to Ancient Krug)

  • Attack Damage decreased from 35 to 32;
  • Health decreased from 540 to 500;
  • Armor removed (12 on live);
  • Magic resist increased from -10 to 0.

 

Murk Wolves (small wolves in Murk Wolf camp)

  • Armor removed (6 on live);
  • Health decreased from 420 to 380.

 

Raptor (small pigeons in the Raptor camp)

  • Armor removed (5 on live);
  • Health decreased from 250 to 225.

 

Red Brambleback

  • Armor decreased from 20 to 10;
  • Gold increased from 36 to 58;
  • Experience decreased from 100 to 90.

 

Sentries (mini golems in blue camp)

  • Health decreased from 400 to 375;
  • Magic resist increased from 0 to 10.

 

Buff BoxHunter's_Machete_itemHunter’s Machete 

  • Cost decreased from 400 Gold to 350.

 

 

Hunter’s Talisman [ New Item ]

  • Grants 150% Mana Regeneration while in Jungle;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Tooth: Damaging a monster steals 20 Health over 5 seconds. Grants +15 bonus experience when killing Large Jungle Monsters.

 

Tracker’s Knife

  • Grants 10% Life Steal vs Monsters and 150% Mana Regeneration while in Jungle;
  • UNIQUE Passive – Tooth / Nail: Basic attacks deal 20 bonus damage vs monsters. Damaging a monster steals 30 Health over 5 seconds. Killing a Large Monster grants +30 bonus experience;
  • UNIQUE Active – Warding (Minor): Consumes a charge to place a Stealth Ward that reveals the surrounding area over 150 seconds. Holds up to 2 charges which refill upon visiting the shop.

 

Warrior Enchantment

 

 

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The Rift Herald is a new jungle monster that spawns in the Baron pit before the 20th minute.

Killing the Rift Herald grants a single-target buff that helps with pushing down lanes and towers.

  • Location/timing:
    • Spawns at the Baron Pit
    • First appears at 4:00
    • Respawns every 5 minutes
    • Despawns at 19:45 unless in combat; hard despawns at 19:55 no matter what
  • Encounter details:
    • Melee-only attacker – but hits pretty hard. Need to be able to take a punch to tank RH.
    • The Eye will occasionally open, exposing RH to bonus damage on attacks from behind equal to 12% of RH’s Max HP as True Damage.
    • Takes 35% less damage from ranged Autoattacks.
  • Reward details:
    • 50 global gold to everyone on the killing team
    • Drops “Doom’s Eve” buff to the killer:
      • 10% increase to all Damage (except True Damage) and 40 bonus MS
      • Enhanced Baron Recall
      • Enhances nearby minions offensive power, same as Baron buff, with an additional attack speed increase. Does NOT increase their defensive power (don’t worry, you won’t have to deal with last-hitting Baron buffed minions in lane)

 

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Masteries have been completely revamped. The final slot can now be unlocked with 17 points and is reserved for Keystone Masteries. Think of these as super-masteries – you can only pick one and that will change your general playstyle:

 

Mastery Page Example

 

Here’s an example of a Mastery Page I made for Yasuo. Note that Tier 1 Masteries can be ranked up to 5 times. Tier 2 Masteries can only be ranked up once; if they’re adjacent to each other, you can only pick one.

The last row is for Keystone Masteries. Again, you can only pick one of the three.

 

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Nerf BoxFury Final IconFury [ 5 Points, increased from 4 ]

  • Grants +0.8/1.6/2.4/3.2/4% Attack Speed, decreased from 1.25/2.5/3.75/5%.

 

Unknown [ 5 Points ]

  • Grants +0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6/2.0% bonus Ability Power and Spell Damage.

 

Change BoxDouble Edged Sword Final IconDouble Edged Sword [ 1 Point ]

  • Melee – Deal 3% more damage and take 1.5% more (changed from deal 2% more and take 1% more);
  • Ranged – Deal and take an additional 2% damage, changed from 1.5%.

 

Change BoxFeast Final IconFeast [ 1 Point ]

  • Killing a unit now restores 20 Health on a 20 second cooldown, changed from 3 Health and 1 Mana without a cooldown.

 

Nerf BoxVampirism Final IconVampirism [ 5 Points, Moved from T3 Utility to T1 Offense ]

  • Grants 0.5/1.0/1.5/2.0/2.5% Lifesteal and Spell Vamp, decreased from 1/2/3% (with 3 points).

 

Natural Talent [ New, 5 Points ]

  • Grants +2/4/6/8/10 Attack Damage and +3/6/9/12/15 Ability Power at Level 18.

 

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Bounty Hunter [ New, 1 Point ]

  • You deal 1% increased damage for each unique enemy champion you kill.

 

New Item BoxOppression Final IconOppressor [ New, 1 Point ]

  • You deal 2.5% increased damage to targets with impaired movement (slow, stun, snare, taunt, etc.).

 

Battering Blows [ New, 5 Points ]

  • Grants +1.4/2.8/4.2/5.6/7% Armor Penetration.

 

Piercing Thoughts [ New, 5 Points ]

  • Grants 1.4/2.8/4.2/5.6/7% Magic Penetration.

 

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[ Note ] You can only pick ONE Keystone mastery and you need to’ve spent 17 points in the respective tree to unlock it.

 

Deathfires Touch Final IconDeathfire Touch

  • Your damaging abilities cause enemy champions to take [ 6 + 0.5 Bonus AD + 0.2 AP ] Magic damage over 3 seconds (Area of effect and damage over time abilities apply half of this damage over 1.5 seconds instead).

 

Warlords Bloodlust Final IconWarlord’s Bloodlust

  • Critical strikes heal for 15% of the damage dealt and grant you 20% attack speed for 4 seconds (2 second cooldown).

 

Fervor of Battle Final IconFervor of Battle

  • Your basic attacks and spells grant you a stack of Fervor for 5 seconds (max 10 stacks). Each stack of Fervor adds 1-8 bonus physical damage to your basic attacks against champions, based on your level.

 

 

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Nerf BoxRecovery Final IconRecovery [ 5 Points, increased from 2 ]

  • Grants 0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6/2.0 Health Regen-per-5 seconds, decreased from 1/2 HP-per-5 (with 2 points).

 

Change BoxUnyielding Final IconUnyielding [ Now T1 with 5 points, replaces T5 Enchanted Armor ]

  • Grants 1.2/2.4/3.6/4.8/6% Bonus Armor and Magic Resist, changed from 2.5/5/7.5/10% with 4 points in T5.

 

Buff BoxTough Skin Final IconTough Skin [ 1 Point ]

  • You take 2 less damage from Champion and Monster basic attacks, increased from 1/2 less damage from Monsters with 2 points.

 

Explorer [ New, 1 Point ]

  • Grants 12 Flat Movement Speed while moving in brush or along the river.

 

New Item BoxRunic Armor Final IconRunic Armor [ New, 5 Points ]

  • Grants 1.6/3.2/4.8/6.4/8% bonus to all shields and healing on you (includes Life Steal and HP regen).

 

Change BoxVeterans Scars Final IconVeteran’s Scars [ 5 Points, replaces Juggernaut ]

  • Grants 1.2/2.4/3.6/4.8/6% Bonus Health

 

 

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Insight [ New, 1 Point ]

  • Your Summoner Spells have 15% reduced cooldown.

 

Change BoxPerseverance Final IconPerseverance [ New, 1 Point ]

  • Grants 50% Health Regen, increased to 200% when below 20% of Maximum Health, changed from regenning 0.35/0.675/1% of missing HP-per-5.

 

Change BoxSwiftness Final IconSwiftness [ New, 5 Points, merges Swiftness and Tenacious ]

  • Grants 3/6/9/12/15% Tenacity and Slow reduction, changed from 7.5%/15% Slow Resist with 2 points from Swiftness and 10% Tenacity with 1 point from Tenacious.

 

Nerf BoxLegendary Guardian Final IconLegendary Guardian

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Smaller 5 22 Marksmen Changes PBE Feedback Thread

Repertoir New PortraitHi all,

By now, you probably know we’re giving small gameplay updates to Quinn, Kog’Maw, Miss Fortune, Corki, Graves, and Caitlyn. That said, we’re also doing small changes to quite a few other marksmen that aim to establish/sharpen their identities. For these characters, please do leave your PBE feedback here. There’s a lot of marksmen change going on here, and we’re interested in your thoughts, so if you have an opinion, don’t hesitate to voice it!

Changes:

Ashe

  • Change Goals
    • Allow Ashe to interact with chance-based crit events in a way that doesn’t compromise her recently-new passive’s steady damage output.
    • Follow up the changes made to Ranger’s Focus (Q) earlier this year to make the spell a more interesting, engaging part of her pattern.
  • P – Frost Shot
    • Base slow reduced 5/11/17/23/29/35% >>> 5/9/13/17/21/25%
    • Dealing bonus damage via Frost Shot no longer counts as a Critical Strike (bonus damage unchanged)
    • Ashe’s Critical Strikes (which once again happen only by chance per all other characters) deal only 1.0 Total AD (as opposed to 2.0 standard), but they apply Frost Shot’s slow at double effectiveness (10/18/26/34/42/50%), decaying to the base amount over the duration of the slow
  • Q – Ranger’s Focus
    • Slow amplification removed
    • Can no longer be cast at less than 5 stacks, and passive Focus no longer stacks while the active component is running
    • Passive no longer stacks with Volley and Enchanted Crystal Arrow
    • Cooldown removed

Draven

  • Change Goals
    • Make axe-catching gameplay flow smoother, especially later in the game.
  • Base Stats
    • Attack frame improved by 30%
    • Attack Speed per level reduced to 1.5 from 2.7
    • Basic attack missile speed reduced to 1600 from 1700

Ezreal

  • Change Goals
    • Build upon Ezreal’s affinity for CDR-centric spellcasting item builds.
  • Q – Mystic Shot
    • Cooldown reducing effect increased 1.0 >>> 1.5 seconds
    • Cooldown increased 6.0/5.5/5.0/4.5/4.0 >>> 6.5/6.0/5.5/5.0/4.5
  • E – Arcane Shift
    • Cooldown increased at later ranks 19/17/15/13/11 >>> 19.0/17.5/16.0/14.5/13.0

Jinx

  • Change Goals
    • Playing up what it means to Get Excited! as a path to success through a teamfight.
    • Slowing down Rockets’ Attack Speed so there’s some tradeoff she incurs more of a tradeoff with that weapon.
  • P – Get Excited!
    • Can now chain together and stack, increasing Total Attack Speed by 15% per stack (Movement Speed portion does not stack)
    • Duration increased 4 >>> 6
  • Q – Switcheroo!
    • Jinx now has -15% Total Attack Speed while using Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher

Kalista

  • Change Goals
    • Increasing Kalista’s affinity for Attack Speed.
    • Experimental dash scaling changes that help attack flow and reduce overall power from jumping.
  • Base Stats
    • Base AS increased 0.658 -> 0.694
    • AS per level reduced 3.3% -> 2.8%
  • P – Martial Poise
    • Jump distance scales with boot tier (as live), jump speed now only scales with AS/Slows (is slower early game but scales up).

Lucian

  • Change Goals
    • Open up non Attack Speed based item builds, and make The Culling’s damage output feel more consistently meaningful throughout the game.
  • R – The Culling
    • No longer scales with Attack Speed
    • Now fires 20/25/30 bullets based on rank

Sivir

  • Change Goals
    • Increasing Sivir’s affinity for CDR, bringing us back closer to the late game dream of “Ricochet all the time”.
  • Base Stats
    • Base Attack Speed reduced 0.66 >>> 0.625
  • W – Ricochet
    • Cooldown now begins on spell cast rather than when the attack buff expires
    • Cooldown increased 9/8/7/6/5 seconds >>> 12/10.5/9/7.5/6
    • Attack buff duration reduced 6 >>> 4

Tristana

  • Change Goals
    • Begin to shift Trist away from late game clean-up hyper carry to more of an all-in AD caster.
    • Empower mid game all-in strength while stripping some power from late game sustained dps.
    • Clean up of minor cooldown returning mechanics in favor of more impactful Rocket Jump resets.
  • Q – Rapid Fire
    • No longer reduces [E] CD on hit while active
    • Attacking [E] Target no longer reduces [Q] CD on hit.
    • CD 20s -> 20 / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16s
  • W – Rocket Jump
    • Dmg Rescaled 80 / 105 / 130 / 155 / 180 -> 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260
    • No longer deals increased damage per [E] stack
    • Now also resets on Max stack [E] Detonation on Champions
  • E – Explosive Charge
    • Now detonates instantly on 4th stack (max stacks). Bomb Animation shifted to represent this.
    • Tristana’s abilities also add [E] stacks.
    • Missile Speed 1800 -> 2400

Twitch

  • Change Goals
    • Pushing Twitch a bit farther in the direction of the “marksman assassin” by adding an out to his assassination attempts via Ambush reset.
  • Q – Ambush
    • Added: Cooldown resets when an enemy champion affected by Deadly Venom dies
    • Quality of Life Buff: Entering stealth now cancels Twitch’s current auto attack order
  • R – Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat
    • Buff Duration reduced 7 >>> 5
    • Quality of Life Buff: casting Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat during Q’s stealth no longer cancels stealth
    • Cost 100/125/150 >>> 100 all ranks

Urgot

  • Change Goals
    • Restore Urgot R’s defensive steroid function later in the game so that he doesn’t get wrecked so hard by all the percent penetration floating around out there.
  • R – Hyper-Kinetic Position Reverser
    • No longer adds 60/90/120 Armor/MR
    • Now adds 30/40/50% Damage Reduction

Varus

  • Change Goals
    • Make R zoning more obvious and powerful.
    • Shift R damage from initial hit to Blight procs.
  • R – Chain of Corruption
    • Now displays max Spread Range to Varus and Enemies if it is spreading to at least one enemy champion.
    • Rooted targets gain 3 stacks of [W] Blight over the duration of the root.
    • Damage 150 / 250 / 350 -> 100 / 175 / 250

Vayne

  • Change Goals
    • Silver Bolts is about expected time to kill on all targets (not squishy bursting), and Vayne’s path to success needs to come through Silver Bolts.
  • Base Stats
    • AD/lvl reduced 2.66 >>> 1.66
  • W – Silver Bolts
    • Flat Damage removed
    • Percent Health Damage increased 4/5/6/7/8% >>> 6/7.5/9/10.5/12%
    • Minimum damage introduced at 40/60/80/100/120 flat damage

This is probably a lot to process. Feel free to give feedback on as much or as little as you like. Focusing specifically on “Is this a good direction?” would be great. We’re pretty open to change on the above stuff.

Cheers,
Repertoir

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Can you give us a short description of each major Marksman update

Scruffy Final PortraitYea this is a great question. Here’s the high level points for each:

Caitlyn

  • The zone control marksmen (traps are on a charge system now)
  • New play feel with headshot combos (trap and E trigger a guaranteed headshot on the target)

Miss Fortune

  • The wombo combo marksmen (ult scaling way better, can crit)
  • New play feel with impure shots replaced with “love tap” new passive that gives bonus damage when swapping targets (this works well with Q)

Kog’Maw

  • The true glass cannon hyper carry (tons of dmg needs protection)
  • W now doubles ALL attack speed and allows him to break the attack speed cap (but ad is lowered to 60%)

Corki

  • Magic damage marksmen -> passive now does big magic damage instead of true and all spells now do magic damage
  • New mechanic: Special Delivery -> every ~5m in the game corki gets a special set of bombs in his base that allow him to cast a super mega W with much bigger range and impact

Quinn

  • The map mobility/roaming marksmen
  • R reworked as a utility focused spell -> 0 cooldown and gives quinn crazy out of combat speed to quickly move around the map, not used for assassination anymore

Graves

  • We finally made his shotgun a shotgun -> up close burst damage marksmen
  • Basic attacks fire multiple buckshots in a cone -> more damage up close
  • Q reworked to synergize better with the new basic attacks

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Caitlyn Gameplay Update Feedback Megathread

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CertainlyT New PortraitHey guys,

This thread is to discuss Caitlyn’s changes with the upcoming season. They should be on PBE tomorrow (Oct. 29). As a preview, I’ll summarize the changes and why we are doing them.

Major Changes:

Base stats

All marksmen have received some base stat adjustments; Caitlyn is no exception.
Caitlyn’s auto-attacks scale 10% less well with bonus attack speed.

P

1. Caitlyn’s Headshot now scales in damage with her Crit Chance (so at 50% crit chance, it deals +100% damage).
2. Caitlyn can fire a double-range Headshot at targets she has trapped or netted by auto-attacking them. This is independent from her normal Headshot.

Q

Piltover Peacemaker’s missile is now narrow, but blooms into its old wide self on first target hit. Damage up by about 20% on the first hit, but falls off harder on the follow up hits.

W

1. Traps are now on an ammo system with a very short cooldown but longer recharge time, allowing Caitlyn to quickly set up a fortress of traps but then leaving her without traps for a much longer time if pushed away from them.
2. Traps no longer deal damage — instead, they interact with your passive.

E

Cooldown unchanged, but we drained some power and reliability from this spell to make room for power elsewhere. The net missile is a bit narrow, shorter, slower, and deals less damage. Now interacts with your passive.

R is unchanged

Why are we trying these changes? We think Caitlyn is in a good spot balance and play pattern-wise, but she isn’t perfect.

  1. Caitlyn’s play pattern is enjoyable, but indistinct. Let’s give the Caitlyn player more things they can master that someone familiar with marksmen generally won’t immediately pick up. Let’s do that while still making her about her auto-attack.
  2. Caitlyn tends to feel either endlessly oppressive or inconsequential. Let’s enhance her laning phase strengths (dominance and fast pushing), but create some meaningful win conditions for the opponent that involve not just outlasting but actively disrupting that plan.
  3. Caitlyn has at times been the safe sieger and at times been the blood boil hypercarry. Let’s give her a clearer late-game identity from peer marksmen, focused on zone control to make her the premiere sieger.
  4. As always, let’s enhance our champion’s thematic identity, in this case Caitlyn as sharpshooter.

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What do you mean she scales 10 less with bonus Attack Speed

CertainlyT New PortraitYes, technically her Base AS is 10% lower and she has an extra 11% attack speed at level 1 to exactly offset this.

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Will Caitlyn still be limited to 3 traps

CertainlyT New PortraitMax traps are 3/3/4/4/5 by rank. Trap recharge time goes down substantially with rank (probably by too much!). Traps only last 90 seconds now.

 

 

 

 

How will Headshot scale after the rework

CertainlyT New PortraitThe same as Live — +50%. Minion damage is completely unchanged from Live (always 250%)

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Can you explain what the changes to Corkis Valkyrie W are
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When he picks up “The package” he gets a homeguard like buff to help him find a fight/gank.

The “special delivery” (the mega W cast) is basically this:

  • 3x range of normal Valkyrie
  • Has a knockaside when it hits enemies
  • Damage zone is way more dangerous + it has a slow
  • Normal W is put on 0 cooldown after he casts it (to let him reposition)

So this ability is best used to separate a team fight or trap enemies in bad positions.

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How does Graves new buckshot autoattack function exactly

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Scruffy Final PortraitIt works in the same way that is Q does on live. The closer you are to the target, the more projectiles will hit them = more dmg.

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Kog'Maw PBE Feedback Thread

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Repertoir New PortraitHi all,

With marksmen changes hitting PBE soon, I wanted to get a thread up to discuss changes to Kog’Maw that are coming in the big preseason patch. Kog’Maw’s changes are pretty simple and straightforward, and they aim to further emphasize some of the main things we’ve always known and love about him. Namely, we want him to really shine in support-heavy team comps, and we want him to feel like a really juicy target for opponents. This won’t be line-by-line changes like you’d see in the patch notes, but rather summaries of the bigger changes going on here.

Changes:

  • Bio-Arcane Barrage (W) has been changed to make Kog’Maw some kind of vomit-spewing machine gun while it is active.
    • While W is active, Kog’Maw attacks twice as fast, and his Attack Speed cap is doubled to 5 attacks per second.
    • While W is active, basic attacks deal reduced physical damage, but apply on-hit effects at full effect.
    • During this time, Kog’Maw attacks so fast that attack-moving efficiently becomes incredibly difficult, so choose a time when you don’t need to move much, and go to town.
  • Living Artillery (R) has been repurposed to be less powerful in the average poke case, but very threatening as an execution tool.
    • Living Artillery’s base damage and ratios have been adjusted, and it no longer deals increased base damage to champions.
    • Living Artillery now deals double damage to enemies at 25%-50% current Health, and triple damage to enemies below 25% Health
  • Various other changes/thoughts:
    • Base Attack Speed stats and Q’s passive Attack Speed have been adjusted so he is more dependent upon maxing both his Q and W to really approach his full damage potential.
    • For those wondering, AP Kog’Maw will play a bit differently than before, but we believe it to be of about equal power to before.

Those are the main changes. If you get a chance to play Kog’Maw, please do let me know how it goes by replying to this thread. I’ll be popping in pretty regularly while Kog is on PBE to monitor his progress and see how players are feeling about him.

Cheers,
Dcap

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Are there any changes to the bonus range from Bio Arcane Barrage W

Repertoir New PortraitThe range increase is slightly smaller at rank 1 (90, I believe?), but it scales back up to the same 210 at rank 5.

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Do you think Kog’Maws build path will change after his rework

Repertoir New PortraitWe believe that BotRK is his likely first item rush, and that Trinity Force is less optimal now due to his W being less optimal with spell-weaving patterns.

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Have you tried attack moving with double the maximum Attack Speed

Repertoir New PortraitYes, it’s basically impossible, and it’s actually an intended weakness of the character.

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Do you have any plans to look at KogMaws passive

Repertoir New PortraitWe’re not currently planning any changes to his passive.

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Will KogMaw still be playable as a spell based poke Marksman

Repertoir New PortraitHe scales quite well with Attack Damage on his W and R, so you should still be able to play him this way.

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Will the Max HP damage on Bio Arcane Barrage remain on his kit

Repertoir New PortraitYes, but it is modified to have an AD ratio (and be dependent upon that AD ratio).

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Is KogMaws rework gameplay only Or are we getting visual updates
Repertoir New PortraitMostly gameplay. There are some small visual changes to his W particles and animations, as well as his icons.

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Will Lucian get any changes

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Riot Axes New PortraitHe has some light changes to his kit. The bigger thing he’s getting is a couple of items that are very nearly perfect on him – I think he’s going to be in a good spot come preseason. If he’s not, we’ll adjust, of course.

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Scruffy Final PortraitWe have some smaller changes in for lucian focused around his ult. The amount of bullets fired will scale up with ult rank now instead of attack speed. It gives him a lot more dps reliability from the spell if he wants to focus on AD or triforce builds.

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Miss Fortune PBE Feedback Thread

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Statikk New PortraitSalutations,

Miss Fortune is receiving a fairly significant update with the next preseason. It may not be as dramatic as some of the other Marksmen, but it should better solidify her place in the Marksman lineup and the League roster as a whole.

 

  • Miss Fortune is making her return as the queen of the Wombo Combo
    • Bullet Time now channels for a higher max duration and thus higher max damage output (DPS is similar if not better in most cases)
    • Bullet Time now scales much better into the later parts of the game – Miss Fortune now fires waves more rapidly at higher ranks and Bullet Time waves can now critically strike (but at a reduced amount)
  • Impure Shots is gone and has been replaced by Love Tap
    • Love Tap is now MF’s character passive – it’s a new basic attack mechanic that deals bonus damage whenever Miss Fortune attacks a new target
    • MF now gets a lot more value if she can manage to bounce her attacks between 2 or several targets
    • Strut has been moved to W’s Passive now that Love Tap is her character passive

This isn’t all of the nitty gritty details, but gives you guys an overview of the larger changes we made to the kit.

Feel free to leave feedback once you guys get a chance to test her out. Hope you guys enjoy!

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Will Strut only be active for the duration of Impure Shots W now

Statikk New PortraitStrut will work similarly to how it did before. It’s still a passive but it only activates once you get at least 1 rank in W and the amount of Movement Speed it gives is based on W rank.

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Does Love Tap New W have any cooldown between targets

Statikk New PortraitThere is no internal cooldown.

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Statikk New PortraitWe’ve done base stat adjustments to ensure her laning is still reasonable. If anything she’s probably less of a lane bully than she used to be especially when being played by a non-expert MF.

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Is it fair to say Miss Fortune will be weaker in 1v1s after these changes

Statikk New PortraitYes, I think MF did lose some of her brute force dueling potential, but she gained a lot more power in multi-target fights.

Have yet to test Jungle MF, so unsure if she’s actually stronger or weaker if played optimally here.

Love Tap only applies to basic attacks and Q – I initially had it hooked up to Hurricane, but it just made Love Tap really confusing and impossible to make balanced and satisfying.

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Isnt the new passive a bit counterintuitive It lowers singletarget DPS

Statikk New PortraitSometimes it will be best to focus fire a target and ignore Love Tap altogether, I think that’s okay that it depends on the situation.

I would think of Love Tap as a “bonus” rather than something MF has to do in order to just function.

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Will there be any changes to Make it Rain E

Statikk New PortraitUnfortunately we did no fundamental changes to her E. It does have an increased cast range though to better synergize with setting up Bullet Time.

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Quinn PBE Feedback Thread

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Repertoir New PortraitHi guys,

With preseason hitting the PBE shortly and Quinn being one of the six main marksmen getting an update, I wanted to put up a post to gather feedback on her changes for her time on the PBE before release. Rather than a long line-by-line changelist on the PBE, you’ll instead find the main changes going on in Quinn’s update in the body of the thread, not necessarily in P,Q,W,E,R order.

Changes:

  • Tag Team (R) has been heavily repurposed into a strategic map mobility tool:
    • Tag Team’s visuals have been changed from Quinn leaving the game space to Valor flying Quinn around beneath her.
    • Tag Team now has a 2-second channel at its start, and no longer has combat spells or basic attacks.
    • Tag Team now has no cooldown, and its Movement Speed bonus is now very dramatic.
    • Skystrike has been retained, but deals less damage and does not deal increased damage based on targets’ missing Health.
  • Blinding Assault (Q) has been repurposed (and renamed) into more of a waveclearing tool and less of a dueling tool:
    • Q’s name has been changed to Aerial Assault, because… the spell no longer blinds.
    • Aerial Assault now marks its primary target as Vulnerable (passive mark).
    • Aerial Assault now does up to double damage based on targets’ missing Health.
    • Half of Aerial Assault’s cooldown is refunded if it kills at least one enemy.
  • Various other changes:
    • Harrier (P) attacks now deal a percentage of Quinn’s total AD rather than a base and bonus AD ratio.
    • Vault (E) has had its dash speed increased, and it should now more reliably return you along the vector you dashed in on.

The above changes are the main ones that should most dramatically change the way Quinn plays following her update. Please feel free to give feedback on any of the above stuff, and do let me know if anything feels off about the character in ways you wouldn’t expect given the above information. I did quite a bit of script cleanup on her, so I want to make sure I didn’t change the feel of things in ways I didn’t intend.

Thanks all,
Repertoir

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Can you fight while in Tag Team

Repertoir New PortraitNope. If you basic attack from Tag Team, it will fire the basic attack, fire a Skystrike, and cancel Tag Team.

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What do the Movement Speed numbers look like on the ult

Repertoir New PortraitCurrently 70/100/130% Total Movement Speed.

Total Movement Speed differs from other standard MS bonuses in that it multiplies off all your other MS bonuses. Essentially, Total Movement Speed is more powerful than Bonus Movement Speed because it multiplies off your other buffs and items. A Quinn with Homeguard and Tag Team, for example, can reach the middle of the map from her fountain before Homeguard falls off.

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Did you change Harriers Passive cooldown or target selection

Repertoir New PortraitHarrier has an 8-second cooldown that goes down with Quinn’s Crit Chance. There have been some updates to Harrier’s target selection (please let me know if anything feels off about it). Valor will now also immediately mark a nearby target when the passive comes off cooldown (unless there is already another mark in the world).

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Why didnt you just remove Skystrike from Quinns ult

Repertoir New PortraitI was actually in favor of this approach for quite some time, but we thought it was something that players would be attached to, and that keeping it around at low power budget would be best.

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Does Quinns W still work while using Tag Team

Repertoir New PortraitYeah, W still works during Tag Team without cancelling Tag Team. You can also cast Q and E from Tag Team, but they will remove you from Tag Team.

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Will her ult cost mana

Repertoir New PortraitYes, but the cost goes down to 0 by rank 3.

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Have there been any changes to Quinns AD ratios

Repertoir New PortraitProbably somewhat comparable to Live, with Harrier potentially doing a bit less per proc in the early game and a bit more in the late game.

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What does Quinns new Q look like and how does it work

Repertoir New PortraitIt is still a line skill shot that does area damage around the first target hit. When I said primary target, I meant (and should have been more specific about) first target hit.

Currently Skystrike does 1.0 total AD, but I’d say it’s still pending tuning.

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Can you use Teleport without it taking you out of Tag Team

Repertoir New PortraitI believe you can. I’ll have to verify, but it’s intended that you can.

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How do you feel about these changes to Quinn

Repertoir New PortraitAs with all changes, I’m nervous about them but excited for them. One of the most difficult things about these reveals is gauging what is an emotional response as opposed to constructed feedback. It’s not fun to take away things from characters that players may have really enjoyed, but it means we really have to capitalize on the things we’re adding/changing for it to be worth it.

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Why is Twitch not part of the Marksman update

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Meddler Final PortraitThere’ll be a bunch of smaller changes to marksmen other than the 6 listed in preseason as well. In Twitch’s case we’re looking at a CD reset on his Q when a champion affected by his passive dies plus some clean up around stealth (entering stealth now cancels current attack orders to avoid immediate screwage, R breaks stealth on attack launch instead of when the spell’s first pressed, giving a bit less response time).

On top of that there are also some significant item changes to marksmen items coming too, some of which should be pretty appealing on Twitch (Ghostblade changes for example that include it gaining increased AD).

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Rift Herald PBE Feedback Thread

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Riot Jag Final PortraitHey guys, Rift Herald is coming out and I wanted to fill in some of the details of what’s going on here.

  • Location/timing:
    • Spawns at the Baron Pit
    • First appears at 4:00
    • Respawns every 5 minutes
    • Despawns at 19:45 unless in combat; hard despawns at 19:55 no matter what
  • Encounter details:
    • Melee-only attacker – but hits pretty hard. Need to be able to take a punch to tank RH.
    • The Eye will occasionally open, exposing RH to bonus damage on attacks from behind equal to 12% of RH’s Max HP as True Damage.
    • Takes 35% less damage from ranged Autoattacks.
  • Reward details:
    • 50 global gold to everyone on the killing team
    • Drops “Doom’s Eve” buff to the killer:
      • 10% increase to all Damage (except True Damage) and 40 bonus MS
      • Enhanced Baron Recall
      • Enhances nearby minions offensive power, same as Baron buff, with an additional attack speed increase. Does NOT increase their defensive power (don’t worry, you won’t have to deal with last-hitting Baron buffed minions in lane)

We’ll be dropping a Dev Blog explaining some more of the intent behind putting RH in the game, but any and all types of feedback are fair game here. Thanks everyone!

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Does the buff transfer to another player when killed or will it disappear

Riot Jag Final PortraitDisappears like Baron’s.

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How long does the buff last

Riot Jag Final Portrait2 minutes. TP cooldown is also going up in preseason.

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How many stacks does it give for Devourer

Riot Jag Final PortraitYou get 2. It’s a mutated Scuttle Crab!

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Will we be able to solo the Rift Herald

Riot Jag Final PortraitIt’s going to be very hard to solo. You’d have to be way ahead. The Eye Backstab makes it really easy to duo though.

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Riot Jag Final PortraitIt’s hard to solo, and much easier to duo, since you need one person to proc the Eye Backstab every 3 seconds. Bringing more than 2 doesn’t add a ton since the backstab does so much work, so you can optimize taking it around just bringing a tanky dude and one friend (jungle + top laner is a good combo). No Kindred passives here.

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Why does the Herald take less damage from Ranged attacks

Riot Jag Final PortraitIt’s mostly about making sure this objective we give to top laners isn’t optimized for ADCs. Certain ranged top laners may be worse at taking RH and that’s okay; some champs have different strengths and weaknesses. Ranged spells still do full damage though (so Vlad is still pretty decent here, for example).

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Whats the story behind the Rift Herald Why is he on Summoners Rift

Riot Jag Final PortraitThe story behind it is that a Scuttle Crab wandered into Baron’s Pit and was warped by the Void. It looks totally badass and I’m blown away by what the artists did here. 🙂

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Can you guys give us a brief rundown of the ADC item changes

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Reinboom Final PortraitSure.

Infinity Edge is slightly weaker now (little less AD), we shifted power elsewhere so it’s less automatic and so that we could add cooler things to the Marksman space.

Essence Reaver scales its CDR off of your critical strike chance so that it works as a big core item (think IE space). It can now give upwards of +30% CDR.

Phantom Dancer does stuff other than just be straight up damage. Bonus movement speed while near your opponents and you take less damage from the last champion you hit. Isolate and kill people, basically.

Rapid Firecannon charges up like Shiv, but when charged instead of prepping you for the thunder, increases your attack range and gives you a fiery hit at the end.

Shiv does even more damage versus minions. It’s specialized further into being the bursty clearing tool.

Hurricane now crits and the bolts crit. Also movement speed. It’s in the PD / Shiv space now, so it should be an option for more Marksman.

Executioner’s Calling is back, but it’s a bit different and cheaper. Also it’s a component item. It builds into something new.

Last Whisper is now a component item. It builds into new things.

There’s something called Giant Slayer. It hurts health dudes.

Merc scimitar has Lifesteal, you should feel comfortable taking it over BT.

Death’s Dance exist. It has something like Lifesteal but better. Also it “delays” damage.

And tons of changes all over the place. This is just some of the marks targeted ones.

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How viable is Runaans Hurrican now on ADCs

Reinboom Final PortraitShould be much more valid.

Hurricane now gives MS + Crit and the bolts can crit. It’s not damaging your normal damage scaling by taking it anymore.

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Do you think any of the new items will help AD casters like KhaZix

Reinboom Final PortraitYes, there will be a lot of cross talk. Death’s Dance is pretty awesome on Kha’zix as a physical damage vamp item.

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Could you give some more insight on the new Sightstone build paths

Meddler Final PortraitTier 2 support item + Sightstone = an upgraded Sightstone with upgraded stats from both component items.

E.g. Frost Fang + Sightstone combine into ‘Eye of the Watchers’ which has the Sightstone ward active, the Tribute passive and gives Health/AP/GP10/Mana Regen.

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Does this mean we wont have T3 support items like Talisman and FoTM

Meddler Final PortraitYou’ll have the choice of either merging your T2 support item with Sightstone or going for the T3 support version. If going for the T3 support approach Ruby Sightstone should now be more attractive too (gives reduced CD on active items, so pairs well with Talisman/Face/Frost Queen’s).

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Have you accounted for past mana cost increases with the removal of Mana Pots

Pwyff Final PortraitShort answer: yes. Long answer…

There’s a lot of concern on specific champions that we won’t get them perfect out the gate with preseason and, while I think that’s a super valid concern, it’s one we can’t be shackled to for the time being. I suspect most champs will get proper compensation before they ship, but what a change like this does is allows us to see what champions were using mana pot spamming to cover up massive weaknesses versus those who were using them to snowball forward. If we don’t get it right the first time, you can be sure we are aware of the space we’re creating and can solve for it.

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Pwyff Final PortraitXypherous is running point on this change, but he’s also gone through all champions who rely on mana pots to be functional and has buffed either their base mana regen or their base mana pool. In the future we can also keep a firmer grasp on mana gating and/or champions whose costs are just too damn high.

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Any pre preseason insight you can give us about Essence Reaver

Reinboom Final PortraitSure. It’s being adapted specifically for characters that want to weave auto attacks and spells. It’s also no longer being compared to bloodthirster, and being compared to IE more.

Still gives mana. Still gives CDR. How and how much are both different. And now takes the crit chance you get from other items and turns it into CDR (upwards of +30% CDR).

This is VERY good on Lucian.

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Reinboom Final PortraitIf ER isn’t bought over IE on who we made it for, then we’ll adjust ER up.

Currently it’s actually been very scary in testing. Essence Reaver now scales up its cooldown reduction with other items.

For example…
Essence Reaver + Zeal = +30% Cooldown

We want Essence Reaver to be your definitive Marksman caster item.

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What changes will you be making to Last Whisper

Meddler Final PortraitLast Whisper’s now cheaper, can upgrade into a couple of different options, and works against bonus Armor instead of total Armor.

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Will ADCs be able to apply Grievous Wounds 50 reduced heal again

Reinboom Final PortraitExecutioner’s Calling will exist again. Slightly different form. Ideally more viable and more clear what you’re trading for it.

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Do the item changes mean Crystalline Flask will no longer restore Mana

Xypherous Final PortraitFlask will still replenish Mana.

Since Flask is a permanent item that is fairly high cost – it’s closer to buying a sapphire crystal than a cheap consumable potion.

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Xypherous Final PortraitThe Flask will remain – though it’s been heavily heavily altered. Provides Health and Mana… and may or may not set your opponents on fire when you hit them.

On the downside, you can’t stack regular health potions with it anymore – as that combination was a nightmare to balance and really prevented us from having Flask starts be tolerable.

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Will starting items be cheaper or will we get more gold for a HP potion

Xypherous Final PortraitBoth.

Starting gold is now 500. Starting items have had their costs readjusted.

I… may need to figure out some better tank starting options. It’s just hard to make them good without them becoming automatically default. 😡

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What changes will support the removal of Stealth Wards from the store

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Pwyff Final PortraitYou’ll see a few changes to support this rather than a raw “strip wards out.” Pink wards, for example, are getting cheaper, trinkets automatically upgrade, and sweeper has some new functionality. We’ll have more details next week!

[edit] Big one: Yellow trinket starts with 2 wards automatically.

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Can we still place Stealth Wards via other means

Riot Axes New PortraitCorrect. Sightstone still exists (and has more upgrade paths), yellow trinket still exists, but you can’t just spend 75 gold for a one-shot stealth ward anymore.

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How do you expect vision changes to impact junglers

Fearless New PortraitWe have a lot more changes to the vision game that we haven’t revealed yet. Short story is that we’re giving the jungle a few more ways to opt into the vision game, which allows junglers a greater ability to actively augment and control vision. That being said, the prevalence of pink wards, along with their cost reduction, will have an impact on stealth junglers especially. We’ll be watching our sneaky friends closely.

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How will the Blue Trinket work in Preseason

Pwyff Final PortraitTL;DR in this current iteration it drops a permanent 1hp visible vision ward (like a Pink but no stealth reveal) with a massive range. I believe the wards are off the cap, so technically if you drop them on cooldown in random places…

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Can you give us an example of a Keystone Mastery


Gypsylord New PortraitSure I’ll give you my favorite >:)

Thunderlord’s Decree

Your 3rd attack or spell on an enemy champion shocks the area around them, dealing 10 damage per level plus 20% of your Bonus Attack Damage and 10% of your Ability Power as Magic damage to enemies in the area (30 second cooldown).

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Meddler Final PortraitWe’ve got some stuff in there that should be pretty appealing on champions looking for defensive options as well. An example of an end tier mastery from the more defensively focused tree:

“Strength of Ages

Killing a Siege Minion or large monsters increases maximum health by 20 and 8 respectively, up to 250 health. After reaching 250 bonus health, heal for 100 health when a nearby siege minion dies.”

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Keystone masteries will make the new player experience even worse

Meddler Final PortraitOur goal with the mastery changes has been to keep the total amount of power in the new mastery system roughly equivalent to the old system. The big change though is that a lot of that power will be concentrated into just a couple of masteries per player. That means that instead of 30 mastery points, each with generally equal power, you’ll have a few masteries that contribute a lot of power in noticeable ways and a lot of masteries that are smaller stat effects. Thunderlord’s Decree’s a Tier 3 mastery for example, which means that each player will only ever have one of them (new trees go up to 18 points, with 3 options of Tier 3 mastery per tree, of which you can only take one).

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Meddler Final PortraitIf you’re level 17 say and playing against someone who’s level 18, then yes, that’ll be a much more noticeable power difference under this system. That’s not ideal, and something we’d like to fix long term, we don’t feel it’s a significant enough cost to dictate mastery system design however. The difference between an account level 1 player and an account level 18 player by contrast should be pretty similar under the new masteries to the old, just in a more obvious way.

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Is the Master level up system even necessary

Meddler Final PortraitWe do think our account progression could be improved significantly. For the timeline of this preseason though that wasn’t an option. We did however feel there was room to significantly improve masteries while working within some existing constraints (30 points, earned 1 per level).

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

 

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The PBE patch isn’t out yet, I’m just compiling official notes here for an easier traversal once the changes start rolling on the test server.

Marvin says: DON’T PANIC!

[ Note ] Some awesome Redditors have found out the new items and Masteries.

 

You can find context for all the Preseason changes HERE:

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General Changes

Champion Changes

Item Changes

  • Starting Items
  • New AD Items
  • Changes to Existing Items

Jungle Changes

Mastery Changes

  • Tier I Offensive Masteries
  • Tier II Offensive Masteries
  • Offensive Keystone Masteries
  • Tier I Defensive Masteries
  • Tier II Defensive Masteries
  • Defensive Keystone Masteries
  • Tier I Utility Masteries
  • Tier II Utility Masteries
  • Utility Keystone Masteries

Vision Changes

Places to Share Feedback

 

[ 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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  • Starting Gold has been increased from 475 to 500.

 

 

Champion Changes

 

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[ Change Goals ]

  • Allow Ashe to interact with chance-based crit events in a way that doesn’t compromise her recently-new passive’s steady damage output.
  • Follow up the changes made to Ranger’s Focus (Q) earlier this year to make the spell a more interesting, engaging part of her pattern.

 

Change BoxFrost Shot Final IconFrost Shot [ Passive ]

  • Base slow decreased from 5/11/17/23/29/35% to 5/9/13/17/21/25%
  • Dealing bonus damage via Frost Shot no longer counts as a Critical Strike (bonus damage unchanged)
  • Ashe can once again crit, but for half the damage of regular crits.  Her crits will instead apply Frost Show’s slow with double strength (10/18/26/34/42/50%), decaying to the base amount over the duration of the slow

 

Change BoxRangers Focus Final IconRanger’s Focus [ Q ]

  • Slow amplification and cooldown removed;
  • Can no longer be cast at less than 5 stacks, and passive Focus no longer stacks while the active component is running;
  • Passive no longer stacks with Volley [ W ] and Enchanted Crystal Arrow [ R ].

 

 

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  • Scales 10% less with bonus Attack Speed

 

Buff BoxHeadshot Final IconHeadshot [ Passive ]

  • Damage now additionally scales with Caitlyn’s Crit Chance at a 2:1 ratio (e.g at 50% Crit Chance, it deals +100% damage);
  • Caitlyn can fire a double-range (1300 range) Headshot at targets she has trapped or netted by auto-attacking them. This is independent from her normal Headshot and doesn’t use up her current stacks toward a passive.

 

Piltover Peacemaker [ Q ]Change BoxPiltover Peacemaker Final Icon

  • Skillshot missile is now more narrow, but expands to its width on live after the first target hit;
  • Damage on the first target has been increased by ~20%, but falls of harder on follow-up hits.

 

Buff BoxYordle Snap Trap Final IconYordle Snap Trap [ W ]

  • Now has a charge system instead of a static cooldown (think Heimer’s turrets);
  • Caitlyn’s first auto attack against a trapped Champion will be a guaranteed Headshot;
  • Traps no longer deal damage.

 

Buff Box90 Caliber Net Final Icon90-Caliber Net

  • Caitlyn’s first auto attack against a target hit by the net will be a guaranteed Headshot

 

 

 

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Change BoxHextech Shrapnel Shells Final IconHextech Shrapnel Shells [ Passive ]

  • Bonus damage is now split between magic and physical, changed from purely true damage.

 

New Item BoxValkyrie Final IconValkyrie [ W ]

[ New Mechanic ] Special Delivery: Every ~5 minutes, Corki receives a special set of bombs on the spawn platform. When he picks up the package, he receives the Homeguard boots buff.

The bombs allow Corki to cast an improved Valkyrie. This mega W has three times the range of Corki’s regular W, knocks enemies aside when it hits them, deals increased damage and slows.

Corki’s normal Valkyrie is put on a 0 second cooldown after he casts the mega W.

Valkyrie’s normal range has been decreased.

 

Change BoxGatling Gun Final IconGatling Gun [ E ]

  • Now deals magic damage, changed from physical
  • Now shreds both Armor and Magic Resist, albeit by smaller values than the current Armor shred on live

 

 

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General Box

  • Attack frame improved by 30% (more responsive auto-attack animation)
  • Attack Speed-per-level decreased from 2.7 to 1.5
  • Basic Attack missile speed decreased from 1700 to 1600

 

 

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Change BoxMystic Shot Final IconMystic Shot [ Q ]

  • Hitting skilshots now decreases Mystic Shot’s CD by 1.5 seconds, increased from 1
  • Cooldown increased from 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 seconds to 6.5/6/5.5/5/4.5

 

Nerf BoxArcane Shift Final IconArcane Shift [ E ]

  • Cooldown increased from 19/17/15/13/11 seconds to 19/17.5/16/14.5/13

 

 

 

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  • Basic attacks now fire multiple buckshots in a cone, like Buckshot [ Q ]. They deal more damage the closer the distance to the target is.

 

Change BoxBuckshot Final IconBuckshot [ Q ]

  • Reworked to synergize better with the new basic attacks

 

 

 

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Buff BoxGet Excited! [ Passive ]
Get Excited Final Icon

  • Can now chain together and stack, increasing Total Attack Speed by 15% per stack (Movement Speed portion does not stack)
  • Duration increased from 4 seconds to 6

 

Nerf BoxSwitcheroo Final IconSwitcheroo! [ Q ]

  • While using her Rocket Launcher, Jinx’s Total Attack Speed is decreased by 15%

 

 

 

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  • Base Attack Speed increased from 0.658 to 0.694
  • Attack Speed-per-level decreased from 3.% to 2.8%

 

Nerf BoxMartial Poise Final IconMartial Poise [ Passive ]

  • Jump speed now only scales with Attack Speed/Slows (is slower early game but scales up); no longer scales with boot tier.

 

 

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General Box

  • Base Attack Speed stats and Q’s passive Attack Speed have been adjusted so he is more dependent upon maxing both his Q and W to really approach his full damage potential.

[ Dev Note ] AP Kog’Maw will play a bit differently than before, but we believe it to be of about equal power to before.

 

Change BoxBio Arcane Barrage Final IconBio-Arcane Barrage [ W ]

  • While active, Kog’Maw Attack Speed is doubled and his Attack Speed cap is doubled to 5 attacks per second;
  • Basic attacks have a 0.6 Total AD ratio for the duration of W, but fully apply on-hit effects.

[ Dev Note ] During this time, Kog’Maw attacks so fast that attack-moving efficiently becomes incredibly difficult, so choose a time when you don’t need to move much, and go to

 

Change BoxLiving Artillery Final IconLiving Artillery [ R ]

  • Base damage and ratios have been adjusted
  • No longer deals increased base damage to Champions (200% base damage on live)
  • Living Artillery now deals double damage to enemies at 25%-50% current Health, and triple damage to enemies below 25% Health

 

 

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Change BoxThe Culling Final IconThe Culling [ R ]

  • Number of bullets no longer scale with Attack Speed, but with ranks in The Culling (20/25/30 bullets)

 

 

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New Item BoxImpure Shots Final IconLove Tap [ New Passive ]

  • Grants Miss Fortune bonus damage when swapping targets (this stacks with Q bounces).

 

 

New Item BoxStrut Final IconStrut [ Replaces Current W ]

  • Impure Shot [ W ]’s passive has been removed & replaced with Miss Fortune’s current passive, Strut. The bonus MS now scales with ranks in W;
  • Impure Shot’s current active remains on Miss Fortune’s new Strut [ W ].

 

Buff BoxMake it Rain Final IconMake it Rain [ E ]

  • Range slightly increased

 

 

Buff BoxBullet Time Final IconBullet Time [ R ]

  • Each rank of the ult now shoots more/faster waves
    Each ult wave can now crit (based on MFs’ crit chance). [ Note ] The crit check happens at the start of each wave, not per bullet

 

 

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General Box

  • Base Attack Speed decreased from 0.66 to 0.625

 

Change BoxRicochet Final IconRicochet [ W ]

  • Cooldown now begins on spell cast rather than when the attack buff expires
  • Cooldown increased from 9/8/7/6/5 seconds to 12/10.5/9/7.5/6
  • Attack buff duration decreased from 6 seconds 4

 

 

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Change BoxHarrier Final IconHarrier [ Passive ]

  • Empowered attacks now deal a percentage of Quinn’s total AD rather than a base and bonus AD ratio.

 

Change BoxBlinding Assault Final IconAerial Assault [ Q ] (Name changed from Blinding Assault)

  • No longer blinds;
  • Now marks its primary target as Vulnerable (passive mark);
  • Deals up to double damage based on targets’ missing Health;
  • Half of Aerial Assault’s cooldown is refunded if it kills at least one enemy.

 

Quality of Life Box FinalVault Final IconVault [ E ]

  • Dash speed has been increased;
  • Should now more reliably return you along the vector you dashed in on.

 

Change BoxTag Team Final IconTag Team [ R ] 

  • Now has a 2-second channel time, but has no cooldown.
  • Grants a significant Movement Speed bonus;
  • No longer allows Quinn to do basic attacks or cast spells for the duration of the ult;
  • Skystrike has been retained, but deals less damage and does not deal increased damage based on targets’ missing Health.

[ Note ] If you fire a basic attack while in Tag Team, Quinn will instead perform Skystrike and end Tag Team.

 

 

Tristana Final Portrait

 

Change BoxRapid Fire Final IconRapid Fire [ Q ]

  • No longer reduces Explosive Charge’s [ E ] cooldown on-hit while active
  • No longer reduces its own cooldown when attacking a target with Explosive Charge [ E ] on
  • Cooldown decreased from 20 seconds at all ranks to 20/19/18/17/16

 

Change BoxRocket Jump Final IconRocket Jump [ W ]

  • Base damage changed from 80/105/130/155/180 to 60/110/160/210/260;
  • No longer deals increased damage per Explosive Charge [ E ] stack;
  • Additionally, If Explosive Charge [ E ] explodes with maximum stacks, Rocket Jump’s cooldown is reset.

 

Buff BoxExplosive Charge Final IconExplosive Charge [ E ]

  • Now detonates instantly on 4th stack (max stacks). Bomb Animation shifted to represent this;
  • Tristana’s abilities also add Explosive Charge [ E ] stacks;
  • Missile Speed increased from 1800 to 2400

 

 

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Buff BoxAmbush Final IconAmbush [ Q ]

  • Ambush’s cooldown resets when an enemy champion affected by Deadly Venom dies;
  • Quality of Life Buff: Entering stealth now cancels Twitch’s current auto attack order.

 

Change BoxSpray and Pray Final IconRat-Ta-Tat-Tat [ R ]

  • Buff Duration decreased from 7 seconds to 5;
  • Quality of Life Buff: casting Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat during Q’s stealth no longer cancels stealth;
  • Mana cost decreased from 100/125/150 to 100 at all ranks.

 

 

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Change BoxHyper Kinetic Position Reverser Final IconHyper-Kinetic Position Reverser [ R ]

  • No longer grants bonus 60/90/120 Armor/Magic Resistance
  • Now adds 30/40/50% Damage Reduction

 

 

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Change BoxChain of Corruption Final IconChain of Corruption [ R ]

  • Now displays max Spread Range to Varus and Enemies if it is spreading to at least one enemy champion;
  • Rooted targets gain 3 stacks of Blight [ W ] over the duration of the root;
  • Base damage decreased from 150/250/350 to 100/175/250

 

 

Vayne Final Portrait

General Box

  • Attack Damage-per-level decreased from 2.66 to 1.66

 

Change BoxSilver Bolts Final IconSilver Bolts [ W ] 

  • Flat Damage removed (20/30/40/50/60 on live)
  • Percent Health Damage increased from 4/5/6/7/8% to 6/7.5/9/10.5/12% (minimum damage is 40/60/80/100/120)

 

 

Item Changes

The bulk of these changes affect ADC items. The current tooltips I took from this Reddit thread and I’ll update with in-game tooltips when the PBE patch is out.

 

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[ Note ] Starting Gold has been increased from 475 to 500.

 

Change BoxBoots of Speed Final IconBoots of Speed

  • Cost decreased from 325 Gold to 300

 

 

New Item BoxCull IconCull [ New Starting Item ]

  • Cost: 450 Gold;
  • Grants 5 Attack Damage and 3 life on-hit;
  • Passive: Grants 1 Bonus Gold per Creep Score until 100 CS. At 100 CS, you gain 300 Bonus Gold and that passive is disabled afterward.

 

Buff BoxDorans Blade Final IconDoran’s Blade

  • Attack Damage increased from 7 to 8
  • Health increased from 70 to 80
  • Cost increased from 440 Gold to 450

 

Nerf BoxDorans Shield Final IconDoran’s Shield

  • Cost increased from 440 Gold to 450

 


Nerf BoxHealth Potion Final Icon

Health Potion

  • Cost increased from 35 Gold to 50

 

 

Buff BoxLong Sword Final IconLong Sword

  • Cost decreased from 360 Gold to 350

 

 

Removed BoxMana Potion Final IconMana Potion

  • Removed from the game.

 

 

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New Item BoxCaulfields Warhamer Final IconCaulfield’s Warhammer

  • Recipe: 2 Long Sword Final Icon Long Swords (350 Gold x 2) + 400 Combine Cost = 1100 Gold Total

 

 

Caulfields Warhamer Tooltip

 

New Item BoxSerrated Dirk Final IconSerrated Dirk

  • Recipe: 2 Long Sword Final Icon Long Swords (350 Gold x 2) + 400 Combine Cost = 1100 Gold Total
  • Grants 20 Attack Damage;
  • UNIQUE Passive: Grants 10 Armor Penetration;
  • UNIQUE Passive: After killing any unit, your next basic attack or single target spell deals +15 damage.

 

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Change BoxBanshees Veil Final IconBanshee’s Veil

  • Health increased from 450 to 500
  • Magic Resistance increased from 60 to 70
  • Cost increased from 2700 Gold to 2900

 

Change BoxElixir of Wrath Final IconElixir of Wrath

  • Cost increased from 400 Gold to 500
  • Attack Damage increased from 25 to 30
  • BLOODLUST passive now heals for 15% of the physical damage dealt, increased from 10%

 

Change BoxIceborn Gauntlet Final IconIceborn Gauntlet

  • Armor increased from 60 to 65
  • Cooldown reduction increased from 10% to 20%
  • No longer grants 30 Ability Power
  • The size of the slow zone now increases with bonus Armor

 

Change BoxIonian Boots of Lucidity Final IconIonian Boots of Lucidity

  • Cooldown reduction decreased from 15% to 10%
  • Now additionally decrease the cooldown of Summoner Spells by 10%

 

Buff BoxKindlegem Final IconKindlegem

  • Cost decreased from 850 Gold to 800

 

Change BoxLast Whisper Final IconLast Whisper

  • New Recipe: Pickaxe_item Pick Axe (875 Gold) + 425 Combine Cost = 1300 Gold Total 
  • Is now a component item used for new items
  • Total cost decreased from 2300 Gold to 1300 Gold
  • Now ignores 30% of Bonus Armor, not Total Armor

 

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Change BoxPhage Final IconPhage

  • Attack Damage decreased from 20 to 15
  • Cost decreased from 1325 to 1250

 

Change BoxRunaans Hurricane Final IconRunaan’s Hurricane

  • Attack Speed decreased from 70% to 35%
  • Now grants 30% Critical Chance and 5% Movement Speed
  • Passive bolts now deal 0.25 Total AD damage, decreased from 0.5
  • Bolts can now critically strike and apply on-hit effects
  • (Unique) Passive buff to basic attacks has been increased from 15 physical damage on-hit to 10
  • Recipe cost decreased from 500 Gold to 300 (Total cost is unchanged)

 

Change BoxStatikk_ShivStatikk Shiv

  • Attack Speed decreased from 40% to 35%
  • Movement Speed decreased from 6% to 5%
  • Critical Chance increased from 20% to 30%
  • Combine cost decreased from 600 Gold to 550 (Total cost unchanged)
  • Passive damage changed from 100 to 50-150 (scales with Champion levels)
  • Chain lightning can now hit 5 targets, increased from 4, deals 50% bonus damage to minions and can still critically strike (as on live)

 

Change BoxThe Black Cleaver Final IconThe Black Cleaver

  • Cost increased from 3000 Gold to 3500
  • Attack Damage increased from 40 to 55
  • Health decreased from 400 to 300

 

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