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Why is Thunderlords getting nerfed in Patch 62

[ Note ] You can find the changes to Thunderlord’s Decree HERE.

Reinboom Final Portrait“It’s still possible that Thunderlords is over-tuned after all this, but bringing the others more in line with the leader should help us gauge how big the discrepancy is”

This is enacting that part of the 6.1 patch notes.

Currently, though there has been a wave of experimentation shortly after patch 6.1, the trend isn’t towards significantly more diversity.

With Thunderlord’s we’re using it as a moving goal post, it’s the benchmark to hit. Move others towards it -> push Thunderlord’s back slightly -> move others towards it (and in that regard, there will not be a change to TLord’s in 6.3 but we will try to get more changes to other masteries in 6.3 or 6.4). There’s also a couple misses in the current setup we’d like to address. Deathfire has little to no sense of feedback to it and Warlord’s is realistically used by very little of the roster (notably because it has no value before your first significant item).

On this change in particular: I’m purposely avoiding hitting the damage at all because the burst effect is the reason you pick the mastery. Instead, these are in the line of tweaking the accessibility of the mastery. TLord’s right now has up to a 10 second window to get your full proc. This has made the mastery more of a “bonus damage rider” than it has a “intentioned burst effect” for pretty much every mastery. This can be a difficult thing to balance around.

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Why did you reduce the window to proc Thunderlords damage

Reinboom Final PortraitThe duration of Thunderlord’s stacks that are applied on enemies actually resets every time they’re applied.

At 5 seconds, this means I can reasonably accidentally get Thunderlord’s to proc by just back and forth light poking with a single attack or spell every 5 seconds. Discounting the last stack (because that obviously procs it), this means that Thunderlord’s had an uptime of up to 10 seconds.

So that nerf is aimed at hitting “incidental” power in favor of “committed” power. For most multi-hit burst characters (and characters that free-proc it, like MF), this is a nil change.

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You should be looking at nerfing Precision not Thunderlords

Reinboom Final PortraitI’d prefer not to look at any mastery instead of another mastery but instead evaluate all, otherwise you create blindspots.

I do agree that Precision is running pretty powerful, and it might be candidate to drop a bit more. However (and this is just looking at Plat+ data), 1/3rd of Thunderlord’s users actually go Intelligence instead after the last nerf we did to Precision. With Precision, we need to be extra careful since it’s not the only mastery of significant power in that slot.

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Warlords Bloodlust needs to be reworked completely

[ Note ] You can find the experimental Warlord’s Bloodlust rework HERE.

Reinboom Final PortraitWe’re currently experimenting with a Warlord’s rework (this showed up on the PBE during the 6.2 cycle).

The distinct lack of any power at the start of the game for most champions makes it difficult to make it an option for many while not silly for three specific champions. So that’s the primary focus of the rework.

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Would a visual update make the other Keystones as popular as Thunderlord

Reinboom Final PortraitYes, definitely. And I strongly believe the lack of any decent feedback is a major contributor to deathfire feeling weak.

This isn’t a slamdunk case of “well, we need to focus on satisfaction” for the other keystones though. We should and are looking at opportunities, but even looking at other tiers on this line Bone of Stone is actually used about 13% more than Grasp of the Undying. Especially noteworthy that Bond of Stone is distinctly lacking in strong feedback.

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Reinboom Final PortraitFWIW, from what I’ve seen of “optimal” cases, Grasp is almost every melee top laner and Bond of Stone is almost every melee support except Alistar. And then Strength of Ages is every jungler not running Thunderlord’s.

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Can we have more tooltip information on the Assassin mastery like range

Reinboom Final PortraitI agree having more information available for not just Assassin mastery is ideal.

I’m resistant to having too much on the tooltip though. Long tooltips for a lot of players creates a “TL;DR, just give me what’s ‘best’ and let me get in game”. Short tooltips that are more scannable enables more players to make quick judgment calls instead of playing follow the leader.

However… for those willing to dive for information and optimize to it, that mindset is exactly wrong. To balance the two we’re actively trying to think of ways of having more “expandable” type of knowledge sources or ways of pushing that information to someplace that will help the information digging group without harming the scanning group. For example, the hover overs on item tips in the shop that was added with preseason is a clear example of this in action.

Mastery tips are a little more difficult, since they are already a hover over and thus we can’t use the same trick twice. So it might be a bit til we figure out where to put it.

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Its important that we know the numbers We shouldnt have to browse wikis

Phreak New PortraitI’d challenge how much that actually matters.

As a user, does it really affect you? If you’re hardcore enough, you’re already going to external websites for your build advice, rune/mastery pages, guides, etc. I find it ends up being a happy marriage between the official website giving you enough information to be able to play the game reasonably. And if you’re really looking for in-depth content, it’s totally fine to look elsewhere.

It does leave players feeling the distaste of it not being available to them first-party, but in terms of function over form, I feel the present-day system works.

Assassin tells you that you deal bonus damage with no champions nearby. So, not for a duo laner, and not useful in a teamfight. The specific number will really never change your gameplay. 1.5% damage is not enough to make you want to mis-position as Zed, or refuse to take your return flight on R after Death Mark.

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Dynamic Ranked New Champ Select Whats wrong and whats next

NaKyle New PortraitUPDATE 1/22 PST Evening:

Hey everyone,

Based on learnings from yesterday’s failed test in Vietnam, we’ve been improving our internal load test. This will allow us to better vet fixes before shipping them to live. We plan on internally testing the queue over the next two days, which unfortunately means you shouldn’t expect Dynamic Ranked or new champ select in Normal Draft this weekend. If tests perform well, we will look to roll out to one affected region (to be decided) on Monday. If that is stable and successful, we will roll out to all affected regions until service is fully restored.

ORIGINAL POST PST 1/21 EVENING:

Hey everyone,

We wanted to share an update on new champ select and Dynamic Ranked ahead of the weekend. We understand it’s been a frustrating week, and are committed to getting Dynamic Ranked and new champ select up and running again.

What’s Wrong:

New champ select and Dynamic Ranked runs on a brand new backend that performed well (after initial hiccups) during live tests in North America and Turkey. However, when we rolled it out live at the beginning of the 2016 Ranked Season, the high volume of games played knocked the new service down in some regions.

What’s Next:

We haven’t pinpointed a solution yet, but once we have a fix we’re confident in, we’ll be extremely deliberate in rolling new champ select and Dynamic Ranked back out to the game. The last thing we want is to return the feature to you, only for it to need to come down again. When we do have a fix, we’ll start in one region, and if successful, roll out to other affected regions.

FAQ:

Q: Do my ranked games count?
A: The placement games played in Dynamic Ranked and/or Solo/Duo queue do count and will transfer when Dynamic Ranked returns

Q: What about Party Rewards?
A: Party Rewards Weekends will be extended to compensate for Dynamic Ranked and new champ select’s downtime

We’ll continuously update this post as long as new champ select and Dynamic Queue remain down. Thank you for your patience.

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NaKyle New PortraitAfter making improvements to how new champ select and Dyanmic Ranked handles high volumes of games, we attempted a fix last night in Vietnam (1/21 PST). The queue showed some improvement, but ended up failing again The team’s been digging into those test results since late last night, learning from them and applying them to our next test. That’s the absolute latest.

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Why is Vladimir a part of the immobile mage update

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Meddler Final PortraitOur main problem with Vlad is his Q. It’s a low CD, targeted, resourceless spell that restores health. It doesn’t have much interesting decision making for Vlad, if it’s ever strong early he just shuts a lot of people out of lane and the main ways to deal with it are to either sustain even more or to punish Vlad really hard when he trades.

Vlad’s also got a bit of a ‘stat check’ issue, where he’ll just reliably outclick a lot of opponents 1v1 without sufficient avenues for being outplayed. That’s not ideal, it’s a lesser issue though since it doesn’t kick in until later in the game when 1 v 1 counterplay is less important than team v team counterplay.

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Why Cass VelKoz Vlad Zyra Brand and Malzahar in particular

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Meddler Final PortraitStatikk and the other folks working on the mage update will be talking in detail about why these particular champs. At a high level our goal with these class updates is to increase distinction between characters. With the mage update especially we’re also looking at some champions that are distinct, but when functional aren’t healthy for the game or are in an ok spot already but have a fair bit of untapped potential for differentiation.

Ought to bring more distinct things to a team:

  • Vel’Koz – Really distinct to play as, cohesive, feels fair to play against. Doesn’t bring enough distinct to a team though, so lacks a clear strategic niche or specialized tool offered. Goal with him will be to offer clearer situations where he’s the right pick when you want AP poke.
  • Brand – Pretty similar to Vel’Koz overall, in that he lacks a clear enough niche, so primary gameplay argument for picking him is when he’s the most damaging AOE mage. Needs a somewhat more distinct toolkit basically.

Distinct, but have significant game health challenges:

  • Vlad – Does distinct things, but can be really unhealthy. Work on Vlad’s going to involve a lot of ‘how do we preserve the core of what he does while adding ways to play against him’.
  • Malz – More game health issues than anything else. Counterplay’s not great in particular, with Malz needing to just click on you and kill you given his squishiness, immobility, lack of reach, vulnerability to item system counters. Has a lot of distinctive stuff going on though.

Untapped potential/Confused identities:

  • Cass – Confused identity, unclear niche (sustained damage almost marksmen like pattern, versus poison spreading potential, versus stacking power, versus counter initiator etc). Work on Cass will need to start with constructing a clear picture of what her concept should be (suspect that’ll include stripping out the stacking gameplay, though that’s a guess).
  • Zyra – Does reasonably distinctive things, but has the potential for quite a bit more. Also ends up either a strong bully or struggling to function a bit too often.

Finally, as with the marksman update in preseason, we’ll also be making some small tweaks to a number of other mages at the same time as these bigger changes (things like the Q reset on Twitch for example).

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Why did you leave out long-range mages like Lux Xerath and Ziggs

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Meddler Final PortraitWe decided we’d be best off focusing on a couple of sub types of mage here, which are basically sustained damage mages and pick mages. Artillery mages (Xerath, Ziggs etc with really long range) and supportive mages (Ori, Karma etc) are groups we might tackle later, though it wouldn’t surprise me if there was more value in tackling a different group instead (assassins or some types of tank instead).

 

As far as Lux/Xerath/Ziggs go I do think there’s a bit more overlap there than’s preferable, particularly between Lux/Xerath on pick/burst a dude and Xerath/Ziggs on clear waves/poke champs repeatedly. Lux does bring a more supportive kit than the others though, Ziggs gets more area control/mobility but gives up reliability against champions, and Xerath’s got phenomenal backline access. As a result there’s an ok current state distinctiveness wise. Potentially means they might just need smaller adjustments, rather than larger scale work, to pry them apart a bit.

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What exactly are your supposed problems with VelKoz

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Some discussion from last month that covers Vel’Koz’s state:

http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/gameplay-balance/5dJN5vf7-meddler-velkoz-thoughts

TLDR: Healthy, fun to play, distinct to play as, fair to play against, needs to have a more distinct reason to be brought to a team than he currently has .

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Meddler Final PortraitWe understand there are a number of people that don’t want changes to Vel’Koz and as discussed think there’s a lot about Vel’Koz that’s already really good. Not disputing or ignoring that sentiment. We believe though that every champion needs to bring a distinct purpose to the their team and that Vel’Koz doesn’t deliver well in that regard. That makes him a great candidate for some work – good generally, but with a specific problem area that brings him down overall.

In terms of scope the changes to most of these changes are unlikely to be large, do expect them to be bigger than ‘hardly noticeable’ though.

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VelKoz is fine Listen to the community and dont rework him

BelugaWhale Final PortraitWe hear all of you on Vel’koz, and our opinions on him are actually very similar to yours. We love his combos, his geometry, death laser, and true damage. There is very little likelihood that his abilities will be changed in how they are used (with possible exception of his W), or his play significantly altered.

However we also want players in a draft to see their comp, their opponent’s comp, and pick Vel’koz thinking “this would be a great game specifically for Vel’koz” rather than simply “this would be a great game for any long range mage with a lot of AoE”. For scope context, currently the plan for Vel’koz is much more along the lines of Caitlyn, who also kept essentially her entire kit, but had it unified around headshots.

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Statikk New PortraitIt seems your guys’ expectations on how much we’ll warp some of these champions just because they’re in “the 6” is quite large and drastic. Guess it’s understandable given some of our track record. It’s important to consider that our changes have ranged from as small as Darius and Miss Fortune to as large as Mordekaiser and Graves.

Our current plans for Vel’Koz might literally be the smallest scope changes we’ve ever done in a class update. In fact, I could understand how some people may not even really perceive it as a significant update and more of a “patch note.”

Either way, your downvotes are loud and clear. You don’t really want Vel’Koz to change much. We don’t really plan on moving Vel’Koz’s core at all – just want to amplify what’s already there.

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Why not put up another immobile mage for a rework instead of VelKoz

Repertoir New PortraitThe answer to this is that small mechanical/gameplay tweaks may require much more substantial visual or audio effects to make work. As an example, imagine that we were to change Vel’Koz’s W and E so that they also had minor split-shot/geometry elements (this is just theoretical example; it isn’t the plan for him). Even if the gameplay effect of the change was small, we may still need some significant visual’s to have that not look super janky when it happens.

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Why pick Zyra over Azir as a counter engage mage in need of a rework

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Repertoir New PortraitThey occupy different spaces, in that Zyra is a different kind of mage than Azir.

For what it’s worth, Azir, frankly, tends to have too many strengths (this was especially true earlier in his life).

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What will the scope of these reworks be Same as Fioras update

Meddler Final PortraitNone of these updates will be close to Fiora sized (think roughly same scale on average as the marksmen changes).

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Will AD Malzahar remain a viable option after Malzahars rework

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Repertoir New PortraitI’m looking to leave some enjoyable version of AD Malzahar intact after his update. It may be different, but I’m hoping that it retains the spirit of what’s going on with it.

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Repertoir New PortraitThe hope is that Voidlings can be a meaningful source of damage and gameplay for Malzahar regardless of build.

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Were Heimerdinger or Anivia considered for a slot in the mage update

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Statikk New PortraitHeimer didn’t make it far. We feel he is really Distinct and Cohesive as the turret dude, and mainly lacks in terms of game Health (mastery and counterplay surrounding turrets in particular). Similar to Fiddle though, he has huge strategic weaknesses and strengths that opponents and allies can play around. He is still a prime candidate to get some tweaks and tuning with the sweep though.

Anivia was actually very close to being selected. Ultimately though, Anivia is already pretty Distinct (all her spells outside of E are pretty unique), Cohesive (frost phoenix), and fairly Healthy. We think Anivia can shine even with something as little as a ramping effect based on how long enemies remain in her R (this is all hypothetical off the top of my head…) and few other additional number tweaks.

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Will AP items also receive changes to go along with the mage updates

Meddler Final PortraitWe’ll likely include some item changes with the mage update. Expect those will be smaller scope than the marksmen ones though.

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Why didnt Shen receive a new voiceover with his update

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WAAARGHbobo Final PortraitI’m not on champ up. But in general, its a very, very small team working around deadlines. Rewriting, recording, processing and then having all 17+ languages localized and recorded takes several months. And because they are always trying get the best work done they can, they have to prioritize. So if a champ’s VO is “acceptable” they might instead use that time to work on another champ whose VO is “awful.” Eventually, they will make their way through the whole lineup several times… but they can’t high polish every aspect of a champ– all the time.

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As usual, here’s a small collection of recent fan art:

 

Winter Wonder Orianna by Alona:

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Syndra by 커피55:

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Sona by Phikaak:

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The following Champions and Skins will be 50% off until March 16th:

 

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Bioforge Darius – 487 RP

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Midnight Ahri – 375 RP

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Ruthless Pantheon – 260 RP

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Ruthless Pantheon was updated in yesterday’s PBE patch:

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The following Champions will be free-to-play until February 17th:

 

 

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The following Champions will be free-to-play until September 16th:

 

Free Champions: 09/09 – 16/09

 

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Mecha Aatrox and Mecha Malphite will be 975 RP until July 28th and 1350 afterwards! Keep reading for a preview of both skins and check out the promotional Project MECHA website!

 

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“Project: MECHA is my first collaboration with fellow scientists. We’ve upgraded all weapons with Hextech components and enabled transformation protocols on their escape mechanisms. Hmm… the other two also added jet boosters to their ultimates. Wonderfully efficient!

By my calculations, we’ve made Prototypes 06 and 13 even better than Prototype 00. Better… stronger… more volatile. This calls for live-fire testing!”

– Prof. Heimerdinger

 

Participate in Project: MECHA with Mecha Malphite and Mecha Aatrox, available now in the League of Legends store for 1350 RP each (on sale for 975 RP through July 28). You can also acquire the MECHA Ward and Icon for 640 RP and 250 RP respectively.”

 

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Skin Sale May 19
The following Champions & Skins will be on Sale until May 19th:

 

Champions

 

  • Darius – 487 RP
  • Heimerdinger – 395 RP
  • Rumble – 440 RP

 

Deadly Kennen – 260 RP

 

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Mafia Miss Fortune – 487 RP

 

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Rugged Garen – 375 RP

 

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PBE 28 march

 

Previous PBE Updates from Patch 4.5 Cycle:

 

New Animations for Gragas & Lion Dance Kog’Maw

 

 

 

 Champions

 

 

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  • Base armor increased from 16 to 20

Note: This change is due to the recent nerfs to flat armor seals. If you’re unfamiliar with those, click here.

 

 

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Collateral_DamageCollateral Damage [ R ]

  • Secondary damage reduced from 250/350/450 to 200/280/360

 

Note: This is a revert on the most recent PBE buff to Graves. Live values are 140/250/360.

 

 

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H-28Q_Apex_TurretH-28Q Apex Turret  [ R + Q ]

  • Basic Attack AP ratio reduced from 0.33 to 0.3
  • Beam damage reduced from 225/300/375 ( 0.8 AP ) to 200/270/340 ( 0.7 )

 

 

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Grand_SkyfallGrand Skyfall [ R ]

  • Ranged increased from 2500/4000/5500 to 5500 at all ranks (same as live value)
  • Cooldown increased from 150/125/100 to 150/135/120 (same as live values)

Note: If you want to learn why these changes were made, click here.

 

 

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Atlanthean Syndra pulled from PBE

 

Riot Fist Logo Wilwariniel: Hey everyone,

I know this will make a few waves, but we have hit some choppy waters along the way with the Atlantean Syndra skin, and have decided to err on the side of caution and pull her from the PBE until we’re 100% sure she’s ready.

We’re very sorry about this. To avoid people accidentally crashing, for anybody that has already purchased Atlantean Syndra, we will remove her from your accounts and give you a refund.

Once she’s ready to ship, and coming along swimmingly, we’ll make her available on the PBE to test again!

Thanks for the understanding, folks. Please accept this bad haiku:

Water orbs unleash

A deluge upon her foes

So much untapped power

 

 

 

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Champions

 

AnnieSquare

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  • Attack Range increased from 575 to 625 [ reverted back to live ]

 

 

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NeurotoxinNeurotoxin [ Human Q ]

  • Damage reduced from 40/80/120/160/200 to 40/75/110/145/180
  • Maximum damage to monsters now caps at 50/75/100/125/150, reduced from 60/120/180/240/300

 

Venomous_BiteVenomous Bite [ Spider Q ]

  • Damage decreased from  60/110/160/210/260 to  60/100/140/180/220
  • Maximum damage to monters now caps at 50/75/100/125/150, reduced from 60/120/180/240/300

 

CocoonCocoon [ Human E ]

  • Stun duration changed from 1.5 seconds at all ranks to 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds

 

RappelRappel [ Spider E ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 26/24/22/20/18 to 26/23/20/17/14 seconds

 

 

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Mystic_ShotMystic Shot [ Q ]

  • AP ratio increased from 0.2 to 0.4

 

 

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H-28G_Evolution_TurretH-28G Evolution Turret [ Q ]

  • Beam charge-up increased from 10 seconds to 12 seconds [ back to live values ]
  •  Cannon beam charge-per-attack decreased from 1/2/3/4/5% to 1/1.5/2/2.5/3%

 

 

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Hiten_StyleHiten Style [ W ]

  • Mana cost increased from 0 to 40 [ reverted back to live ]

 

 

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  • Base Movement speed decreased from 350 to 340 [ reverted back to live ]
  • Base Armor decreased from 18 to 14
  • Base HP Regen Per Second decreased from 1.79 to 1.39 [ reverted back to live ]


Null_SphereNull Sphere [ Q ]

  • Shield now has a 0.3 AP ratio, changed from 2/3/4/5/6% of maximum mana
  • Shield duration reduced from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds at all ranks
  • AP ratio increased from 0.5 to 0.6

 

Nether_BladeNether Blade [ W ]

  • Passive damage now has a 0.1 AP ratio, changed from 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2% of maximum mana
  • Active damage changed from 40/70/100/130/160 ( +0.5 AP ) to 40/60/80/100/120 ( +0.6 AP )
  • Cooldown changed from 7/6/5/4/3 to 6 seconds at all ranks
  • Active damage increased from 40/60/80/100/120 (0.4 AP ) to 40/65/90/115/140 ( 0.5 AP )
  • Active now restores 4/5/6/7/8% of missing mana, which increases to 20/25/30/35/40% against Champions, changed from 10% at all ranks

 

Force_PulseForce Pulse [ E ]

  • AP ratio increased from 0.5 to 0.6

 

RiftwalkRift Walk [ R ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 100 to 75
  • Base damage lowered from 80/120/160 ( +2/4/6% maximum mana ) to 80/100/120 ( +2% maximum mana )
  • Subsequent Rift Walk timer increased from 8 seconds to 12
  • Each subsequent jump now doubles mana cost, changed from 100 flat. Stacks up to 4 times. (Maximum mana cost is 1200)
  •  Now deals bonus damage equal to 40/50/60 ( +1% Total mana ) damage per stack, stacking up to 4 times.

 

 

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     Kog’Maw

 

Caustic_SpittleCaustic Spittle [ Q ]

  • Now a skillshot
  • Damage changed from 60/110/160/210/260 (+0.7 AP) to  80/130/180/230/280 (+0.5 AP)
  • Armor and Magic Resist shred changed  from 5/10/15/20/25 flat to 20/22/24/26/28%
  • Range increased from 625 to 975

 

Bio-Arcane_BarrageBio-Arcane Barrage [ W ]

  • Mana cost removed

 

 

TwistedFateSquare

 Twisted Fate

 

Pick_A_CardPick A Card [ W ]

  • Ability power ratio increased from 0.4 to 0.5

 

 

UdyrSquare

       Udyr

 

Bear_StanceBear Stance [ E ]

  • The stun now cannot proc on the same target for 5 seconds, decreased from 6

 

 

TristanaSquare

    Tristana

 

Rapid_FireRapid Fire [ Q ]

  • Mana cost removed

 

 

  ViSquare

             Vi

 

Vault_BreakerVault Breaker [ Q ]

  • Minimum damage changed from 50/80/110/140/170 ( +0.7 bonus AD ) to 50/75/100/125/150 ( +0.8 bonus AD )
  • Maximum damage changed from 100/160/220/280/340 ( + 1.4 bonus AD ) to 100/150/200/250/300 ( +1.6 Bonus AD )

 

Assault_and_BatteryAssault and Battery [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 130/105/80 to 150/115/80 seconds

 

 

Summoner Spells

 

TeleportTeleport

  • Now channels for 3.5 seconds, decreased from 4
  • Teleporting to an allied turret puts Teleport on a 200 second cooldown instead.

 

 

Items

 

Madred's RazorsMadred’s Razors

  • Now heals for 8 damage on hit to monsters, increased from 5

 

Wriggle's_Lantern_itemWriggle’s Lantern

  • Now heals for 10 damage on hit to monsters, decreased from 12

 

 

Objectives

 

120px-DragonSquareDragon

  • Base damage increased from 110 to 145 [ reverted back to live ]

 

 

Splash Arts

 

Heimerdinger New Splash Art

Heimerdinger New Splash Art

 

Arctic Ops Varus

Arctic Ops Varus Splash Art

 

 

New Heimerdinger Icons 

 

Heimerdinger_Passive

Passive

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[ Q ]

Heimerdinger_Q2

[ R + Q ]

Heimerdinger_W1

[ W ]

Heimerdinger_W2

[ R + W ]

Heimerdinger_E1

[ E ]

Heimerdinger_E2

[ R + E ]

Heimerdinger_R

[ R ]

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PBE Changes to Kassadin

 

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Champions

 

 

DianaSquare

      Diana

 

Moonsilver_BladeMoonsilver Blade [ Passive ]

  • AP ratio increased from 0.6 to 0.8

 

 

FizzSquare

         Fizz

 

Seastone_TridentSeastone Trident [ W ]

  • Active AP ratio increased to .25 AP from .15 AP

 

 

HeimerdingerSquare

Heimerdinger 

  • Movement speed increased from 335 to 340

 

 

KassadinSquare

  Kassadin

  • Base Movement Speed increased from 340 to 350
  • Base Armor increased from 17.2 to 21.2
  • Health Per 5 Sec increased from 6.95 to 8.95
  • Auto attack range increased from 125 to 150

 

Void_StoneVoid Stone [ Passive ]

  • No longer transforms reduced magic damage into bonus Attack Speed
  • Now allows Kassadin to ignore unit collision

 

Null_SphereNull Sphere [ Q ] 

  • No longer silences, only interrupts channels
  • Now additionally grants Kassadin a shield that absorbs magic damage and scales with his Mana

 

Nether_BladeNether Blade [ W ]

  • Passive no longer restores mana, but deals bonus damage based on Mana
  • Active now deals a large amount of magic damage on Kassadin’s next attack and restores a percentage of his missing Mana (tripled against Champions)
  • Mana cost removed

 

RiftwalkRiftwalk [ R ] 

  • Damage now scales with Kassadin’s Mana
  • No longer deals increased damage on successful hits

 

 

ThreshSquare

     Thresh

  • Base Health lowered from 411 to 390

 

 

TwistedFateSquare

Twisted Fate

 

Pick_A_CardPick A Card [ W ]

  • AP Ratio increased from 0.4 to 0.5

 

Stacked_DeckStacked Deck [ E ]

  • AP Ratio increased from 0.4 to 0.6

 

 

Items

 

Lich_BaneLich Bane

  • Passive: Damage changed from 50 + 0.75 AP to 0.75 Base AD + 0.5 AP

 

Madred's RazorsMadred’s Razors

  • Now Builds out of Dagger [ 400 Gold ] and Hunter’s Machete [ 300 Gold ] . Recipe cost is 50 Gold.
  • Cost increased from 700 to 750
  • Instead of 20 Armor, Madred’s Razors now grant 15% Attack Speed

 

Wriggle's_Lantern_itemWriggle’s Lantern

  • Now builds out of Madred’s Razors [ 750 Gold ] + Long Sword [ 360 Gold ] + Dagger [ 400 Gold ] . Recipe cost is 140 gold.
  • Total cost unchanged [ 1650 Gold ]
  • Now transforms into Feral Flare at 25 large monsters killed
  • Attack speed increased from 25% to 30%
  • Heal increased from 10 to 12 per hit
  • Now grants 30% bonus gold for killing monsters, decreased from 40%
  • Armor removed
  • Now grants 12 AD

 

 

 Feral Flare 

  • Transforms from Wriggle’s Lantern after 25 large monsters killed with Maim.
  • Grants 20 AD and 35% Attack Speed
  • UNIQUE Passive – Maim: Basic attacks deal 100 ( + 3 per kill/assist/large monster kill ) magic damage (33% against champions) and heal 12 ( + 1 per kill/assist/large monster kill ) on hit. This damage and heal is increased by kills, assists and large monster kills.
  • Grants 30% bonus gold from killing monsters.
  • UNIQUE Active: Places a Stealth Ward that reveals the surrounding area for 180 seconds (180 second cooldown)
  • Limited to 1 Gold Income item

 

Trinkets

 

All trinkets cannot be used for the first 120 seconds ( increased from 90 seconds) and selling a trinket disables trinket use for 120 seconds ( decreased from 180 seconds )

 

 

Heimerdinger Visual Update

 

 

 

Arctic Ops Varus Skin