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Patch 4.7 Notes

 

Riot Pwyff Button Rioter Pwyff: Hey Summoners,

 It’s time for a new patch! We don’t have a ton of changes today, but we’re hitting a few high priority targets that are having a heavy impact on the health of the game. As an example, we’re still concerned with high-damage junglers who are entering the mid-game with more gold and more experience than even the solo laners who had to scrap out their gains against another opponent. We’re still exploring the possibilities here, but for now we’re going to be reducing some of the power of Feral Flare so that it remains a unique item build without being a dominant strategy.

 So what else can you expect in this patch? We’ve got a few rework follow-ups in the form of Gragas and Kassadin, and we’ve been experimenting with Skarner on the interim. We know we mentioned Skarner in the 4.6 foreword, but we’ve got a stronger idea of where we can give back some of his old identity so we’re making sure we get it right this time.

 We’re also following up with our promised top lane buffs for Jarvan IV and Malphite. We’re already seeing more diversity in top lane beyond Renekton, but we’ll be keeping an eye on future candidates as the changes shake out.

 Finally, we’re making some changes specifically targeted at competitive play in the form of reduced trinket start cooldowns, increased gold rewards for the Dragon, and additional tradeoffs for fast-push strategies. We don’t expect these changes to have too much of an impact on regular play, but we’re hoping to hit some dominant strategies we’re seeing in the high-level competitive scene.

 And that’s about it! On a closing note, you may notice this patch is a bit bigger than usual – we’re shipping out files for a new audio engine in manageable chunks over the next several releases. We’ll have more information to share with you closer to the end of the process, but you shouldn’t notice any changes to the game until the new engine launches.

You can check out the full scope of the patch below. See you next time!

 

Champions

 

Braum Gragas Jarvan Kassadin Khazix Lissandra Malphite

Miss Fortune

 

Minor Changes

 

General

Fizz

Kogmaw

Nautilus

Rengar

Shen

Twitch

Vladimir

 

Summoner Spells

 

Graphical Updates Heal

 

Items

 

Feral Flare Line Sunfire Cape

 

Aggro Display

 

Aggro Display

 

>Summoner's Rift

 

Summoner Rift

 

Summoner's Rift & Twisted Treeline

 

Jungle

 

Crystal Scar

 

Thresh Kassadin 2 Soul Anchor


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LoL Client

 

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Upcoming Skins

 

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Patch 4.5


Hey Summoners,

It’s mid season! That doesn’t mean we’ll be making dramatic changes a la the 2014 preseason, but it does mean we can make some larger systemic changes in areas where we could. You’ll see this in places like the support item recipe cleanup and the addition of two foundational support items. While we’re not planning to completely change the landscape, this does mean that supports will be able to keep pace when purchasing ability power items and, in the future we’ll be able to build out more support itemization paths for those who want it.

Also included in this patch are two gameplay updates (that’s what we’re calling ’em): Rengar and Gragas. Rengar’s got some new tools to actually contribute to an ongoing team fight, while Gragas has traded some of his long-range barrel-sniping power for scrappy in-your-face brawlin’ strength. Our overarching philosophy behind these two changes was mostly due to their binary gameplay, where both had clear success cases (usually involving the absolute destruction of a single target before they knew it) but, when they weren’t succeeding, they were rarely allowed to contribute in meaningful ways. You can find out more details by reading below, but our goals were to provide more tools and, generally speaking, more cool things to do in a fight. Like belly slams.


LoL Client

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Team Builder

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Combat Text

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Gameplay Updates

Rengar

Gragas


Champions

Global Stat Changes

Anivia

Fiddlesticks

Graves

Heimerdinger

Khazix

Lee Sin

Leona

Lulu

Miss Fortune

Renekton

Twisted Fate

Wukong

Ziggs


Minor Changes

Ahri

Blitzcrank

Jarvan

Jinx

Malzahar

Nami

Pantheon

Talon


Items

Blue Trinkets

Spirit of the Elder Lizard

Feral Flare

Support Itemization

Aether Wisp

Forbidden Idol

Frost Queen Claim

Face of the Mountain

Will of the Ancients

Aegis of the Legion

Warden Mail

Glacial Shroud

Boot Enchantments


Runes

Seals

Glyphs

Quintessences


Masteries

Feast

Scavenger


Summoner Spells

Exhaust

Heal

Ignite

Barrier


Summoner Rift

Dragon