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Lunar Revel Started Banner

This year’s Lunar Revel has begun. Below you can find all the themed content available for purchase:

 

Lunar Revel Content

 

Here’s a wallpaper version of the background for the event:

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LUNAR WRAITH CAITLYN Banner

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn is a legacy skin and is available for 1350 RP until February 8th, 23:59 PST.

 

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

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Auto Attack 1 Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Auto Attack 2

 

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 is available for 975 RP until February 8th, 23:59 PST.

 

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 is available for 1350 RP.

 

MonkeyKing_Splash_5 MonkeyKing_5

 

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

Radiant Wukong W 1 Radiant Wukong W 2

 

NIMBUS STRIKE E

Radiant Wukong E 1 Radiant Wukong E 2

 

CYCLONE R

Radiant Wukong R 1 Radiant Wukong R 2

 

Rising Dawn Ward Skin Banner

This monkey-themed ward skin is available for 640 RP:

 

Rising Dawn Ward Skin 3 Rising Dawn Ward Skin 2

Rising Dawn Ward Skin 1

 

 

 

New Summoner Icons

 

Lunar Icon 3

LUNAR GUARDIAN ICON - 250 RP  |  1500 IP

 

Lunar Icon 1
MONKEY KING ICON – 250 RP

 

Lunar Icon 2
SHADOW WOLF ICON - 250 RP

 

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NIGHTSHADE SERPENT ICON - 250 RP

 

You can also find a video preview of the returning (and new) Lunar Revel content:

 

 

NEW BUNDLES Banner

Note that all these bundles will be available until February 8th, 23:59 PST.

 

 

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SHADOW STALKERS BUNDLE – 5940 RP (20% OFF)

This bundle contains:

  • Cassiopeia
  • Jade Fang Cassiopeia
  • Diana
  • Lunar Goddess Diana
  • Nidalee
  • Warring Kingdoms Nidalee
  • Talon
  • Dragonblade Talon

 

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EXECUTIONER BUNDLE - 5998 RP (20% OFF)

This bundle contains:

  • Xin Zhao
  • Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao
  • Riven
  • Dragonblade Riven
  • Tryndamere
  • Warring Kingdoms Tryndamere
  • Katarina
  • Warring Kingdoms Katarina
  • Banner of the Serpent Ward

 

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FIRELIGHT BUNDLE - 4735 RP (15% OFF)

This bundle contains:

  • Jinx
  • FIrecracker Jinx
  • Corki
  • Dragonwing Corki
  • Annie
  • Panda Annie
  • Firecracker Icon

 

 

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GUARDIAN BUNDLE - 5783 RP (25% OFF)

This bundle contains:

  • Lee Sin
  • Dragon Fist Lee Sin
  • Sona
  • Guqin Sona
  • Wukong
  • Jade Dragon Wukong
  • Jarvan IV
  • Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV
  • Banner of the Horse Ward

 

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REVEL SET – 6776 RP

This bundle contains:

  • Radiant Wukong
  • Lunar Wraith Morgana
  • Lunar Wraith Caitlyn
  • Monkey King Icon
  • Shadow Wolf Icon
  • Nightshade Serpent Icon
  • Rising Ward Ward

 

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LUNAR REVEL MEGA BUNDLE - 15690 RP (50% OFF)

This bundle contains:

  • Diana
  • Lunar Goddess Diana
  • Riven
  • Dragonblade Riven
  • Tryndamere
  • Warring Kingdoms Tryndamere
  • Lee Sin
  • Dragon Fist Lee Sin
  • Sona
  • Guqin Sona
  • Talon
  • Dragonblade Talon
  • Wukong
  • Jade Dragon Wukong
  • Annie
  • Panda Annie
  • Cassiopeia
  • Jade Fang Cassiopeia
  • Corki
  • Dragonwing Corki
  • Jarvan IV
  • Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV
  • Xin Zhao
  • Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao
  • Jinx
  • Firecracker JInx
  • Nidalee
  • Warring Kingdoms Nidalee
  • Katarina
  • Warring Kingdoms Katarina
  • Banner of the Serpent Ward
  • Gong Ward
  • Lantern of the Serpent Ward
  • Banner of the Horse Ward
  • Firecracker Ward
  • Firecracker Icon

 

 

NEW MERCHANDISE Banner

The revelry continues at the Riot Games Merch store with the Firecracker Jinx figure and more.

 

Panda Teemo Plush – $25,00

[ Link to Item ]

Panda Teemo Plush

 

Note that there’s also a Firecracker Jinx statue and a Panda Annie T-Shirt, but those don’t have their store pages up yet:

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Annie T shirt

 

 

 

LUNAR REVEL STORE Banner

Discover six mystery discounts on champions and skins unique to you, available in Your Lunar Revel Shop.

 

Lunar Revel Store 1

 

 

LUNAR REVEL MYSTERY GIFTING Banner

AVAILABLE THROUGH FEBRUARY 8 23:59 PST

As the year passes to the next, celebrate brighter beginnings with 2x the chance to unlock Legendary and Lunar Revel skins with Lunar Revel Mystery Gifting.

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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.

 

Lunar Revel 2016 Banner

Lunar Revel has begun! Below you can find the official reveal, coupled with my coverage of the Lunar Revel skins:


Lunar Revel Content

 

Here’s the video from the official reveal:

 

The image is available in four wallpaper resolutions. Here it is in 1920×1080:

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You can find this in other resolutions:

[ 1280×1024 ]

[ 1920×1200 ]

[ 3840×1080 ]

 

 

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

Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Auto Attack 1 Lunar Wraith Caitlyn Auto Attack 2

 

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.

 

MonkeyKing_Splash_5 MonkeyKing_5

 

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

Radiant Wukong W 1 Radiant Wukong W 2

 

NIMBUS STRIKE E

Radiant Wukong E 1 Radiant Wukong E 2

 

CYCLONE R

Radiant Wukong R 1 Radiant Wukong R 2

 

 

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:

 

Lunar Icon 3 Lunar Icon 1 Lunar Icon 2 lunar icon 4

 

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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.

 

The Lunar Revel login animation has been patched on the PBE. Here’s the video by frostyNinja:

 

Here’s the still from the animation:

Lunar Revel Still

 

And the music from the login theme:

 

All of Shen’s splash arts were released with a second PBE patch:

 

Yellow Jacket Shen

Shen_Splash_2 Shen_2

 

Frozen Shen

Shen_Splash_1 Shen_1

 

Warlord Shen

Shen_Splash_5 Shen_5

 

Surgeon Shen

Shen_Splash_3 Shen_3

 

Blood Moon Shen

Shen_Splash_4 Shen_4

 

 

Champion Changes

 

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General

  • Base Movement Speed decreased from 330 to 325.

 

Nerf BoxVolatile Spiderling Final IconVolatile Spiderling [ W ]

  • Base Damage decreased from 75/125/175/225/275 to 60/110/160/210/260.

 

 

 

Gangplank Final Champion Portrait

 

Nerf BoxCannon Barrage Final IconCannon Barrage [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 140/130/120 seconds to 160/150/140.

 

 

 

Karma Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxFocused Resolve Final IconFocused Resolve [ W ]

  • Mana Cost decreased from 70/75/80/85/90 to 50/55/60/65/70.

 

 

 

Kindred Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxDance of Arrows Final IconDance of Arrows [ Q ]

  • Mana Cost increased from 30 at all ranks to 35.

 

 

 

Soraka Final Portrait

 

 

Item Changes

 


Revert BoxFrost Queen’s Claim
Frost Queens Claim Final Icon

  • Ability Power increased from 45 to 50 [ revert on the change in this PBE update ].
  • Ghost slow strength changed from 20-50% (scales with distance travelled) to 40%, regardless of distance [again, revert]

 

Revert BoxTalisman of Ascension Final IconTalisman of Ascension

Cooldown Reduction decreased from 20% to 10% [ revert on the change in this PBE update ].

 


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

 

Lunar Revel 2015 Banner

Lunar Revel has begun! Check the official promo site for all sorts of goodies, including full-resolution wallpapers of the new splash arts!

 

Lunar Revel 2015 Sale

 

 

Dragonblade Riven

Dragonblade Riven returns to the store and costs 1350 RP.

 

 

One tale tells of a woman, her sword forged in dragon’s fire, descending into an enemy enclave in the aftermath of a bloody battle. She leaped and slashed through hordes of foes, slaying captors and freeing their captives. Refusing to bow to those who would enslave the innocent, she stormed across the countryside, giving hope to refugees and the unprotected. Those who witnessed her crusade soon knew the truth behind the proverb, “There’s no shield like a Dragonblade’s sword.”

 

 

 

Warring Kingdoms Tryndamere

Warring Kingdoms Tryndamere is also available for 975 RP.

 

 

 

Firecracker Jinx

Firecracker Jinx is now available in store for 975 RP until 23:59 PST on February 16 and will afterwards be available for 1350 RP.

 

Splash Art Wallpaper 

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Firecracker Jinx Skin Preview

 

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Jinx_2

 

Firecracker Jinx Model 1

Firecracker Jinx Model 2

 

Firecracker Jinx Updated

Firecracker Jinx Recall

For her recall, Firecracker Jinx… fires firecracks.

 

Jinx Skin Q 1

Jinx Skin Q 2

Jinx Skin Q 2 Explosion

Switcheroo! [ Q ]

 

Jinx Skin W 1

Jinx Skin W 2

Zap! [ W ]

 

Jinx Skin E 1

Jinx Skin E 2

Flame Chompers! [ E ]

 

Jinx Skin R 1

Jinx Skin R 2

Jinx Skin R 3

Super Mega Death Rocket! [ R ]

 

 

Warring Kingdoms Katarina

Warring Kingdoms Kata is now available in store for 975 RP.

 

Splash Art Wallpaper 

[ 1280 x 1024 ] [ 1920 x 1080 ] [ 1920 x 1200 ] [ 3840 x 1080 ]

 

Warring Kingdoms Katarina Skin Preview

 

Katarina_Splash_8

Katarina_8

 

Warring Kingdoms Kata Updated

Kata Skin Recall

For her recall, Warring Kingdoms Kata throws one of her knives high in the air, catches it and spins it around between her fingers.

 

Kata Skin Q 1

Kata Skin Q 2

Bouncing Blades [ Q ]

 

Kata Skin W 1

Kata Skin W 2

Sinister Steel [ W ]

 

Kata Skin E 3

Kata Skin E 1

Kata Skin E 2

Shunpo [ E ]

 

Kata Skin R 1

Death Lotus [ R ]

 

 

Warring Kingdoms Nidalee

Warring Kingdoms Nidalee is now available in store for 975 RP.

 

Splash Art Wallpaper 

[ 1280 x 1024 ] [ 1920 x 1080 ] [ 1920 x 1200 ] [ 3840 x 1080 ]

 

Warring Kingdoms Nidalee Skin Preview

 

Nidalee_Splash_7

Nidalee_7

 

Nida Skin Model 1

Warring Kingdoms Nida Updated

Nida Skin Model 3

Nida Skin Recall

For her recall, Warring Kingdoms Nidalee spins her spear over her head and then rotates it clockwise along the ground.

 

In her kitty form, Nidalee chases around a ball of light and leaps after it before recalling.

 

Nida Skin Q 1

Nida Skin Q 3

Nida Skin Q 2

Javelin Toss [ Human Q ]

 

Nida Skin Cougar Q

Takedown Hunted

Takedown [ Cougar Q ]

 

Nida Skin W 2

Nida Skin W 1

Nida Skin W 3

Bushwhack [ Human W ]

 

Nida Skin Cougar W 1

Pounce [ Cougar W ]

 

Nida Skin E 1

Primal Surge [ Human E ]

 

Nida SKin Cougar E

Swipe [ Cougar E ]

 

 

Firecracker Ward Skin

The Firecracker Ward Skin is now available in store for 640 RP alongside some returning wards from past Lunar Revel events.

 

Firecracker Ward Skin 1

 

Firecracker wards have a neat smoke animation when they’re placed.

Firecracker Ward Skin 2

Firecracker Ward Skin 3

 

 

Lunar Revel Icons

 

profileIcon770 Firecracker Icon – 250 RP

Available in the League of Legends store for 250 RP until February 23.

 

 

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Bestow a Lunar Revel Mystery Box or a Mystery Chest on a friend to collect the Year of the Goat icon.

 

 

 

Sales and Bundles

 

Mystery Chests – 790 RP

The premium gift for your friends, Mystery Chests only contain skins valued 975 RP or over.


 

Lunar Revel Mystery Box – 490 RP

Surprise your friends with a Mystery Box that has twice the chance of snagging a Lunar Revel skin.

Note: All the wards and icons in the Year of the Goat, Horse, and Snake bundles are 99% off thanks to Jinx’s wanton disregard for… stuff.


 

Year of the Goat Set - 2933 RP (5488 RP if champs needed) through February 16 then 3308 RP (5863 RP if champs needed) through February 23.

Skins included:

  • Firecracker Jinx
  • Warring Kingdoms Katarina
  • Warring Kingdoms Nidalee

Champs included:

  • Jinx
  • Nidalee
  • Katarina

Icons and Wards included:

  • Firecracker Icon
  • Firecracker Ward

 

Year of the Horse Bundle – 15% off at 2811 RP (4885 RP if champs needed)

Skins included:

  • Lunar Goddess Diana
  • Dragonblade Riven
  • Warring Kingdoms Tryndamere

Champions included:

  • Diana
  • Riven
  • Tryndamere

Icons and Wards included:

  • Banner of the Horse Ward

 

Year of the Snake Bundle – 25% off at 4225 RP (6771 RP if champs needed)

Skins included:

  • Panda Annie
  • Jade Fang Cassiopeia
  • Dragonwing Corki
  • Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV
  • Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao

Champions included:

  • Annie
  • Cassiopeia
  • Corki
  • Jarvan IV
  • Xin Zhao

Icons and Wards included:

  • Banner of the Serpent Ward

Year of the Dragon Bundle – 25% off at 2925 RP (5497 RP if champs needed)

Skins included:

  • Dragon Fist Lee Sin
  • Guqin Sona
  • Dragonblade Talon
  • Jade Dragon Wukong

Champions included:

  • Lee Sin
  • Sona
  • Talon
  • Wukong

Lunar Revel Bundle – 50% off at 7692 RP (12325 RP if champs needed)

Skins included:

  • Lunar Goddess Diana
  • Dragonblade Riven
  • Warring Kingdoms Tryndamere
  • Dragon Fist Lee Sin
  • Guqin Sona
  • Dragonblade Talon
  • Jade Dragon Wukong
  • Panda Annie
  • Jade Fang Cassiopeia
  • Dragonwing Corki
  • Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV
  • Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao

Champions included:

  • Diana
  • Riven
  • Tryndamere
  • Lee Sin
  • Sona
  • Talon
  • Wukong
  • Annie
  • Cassiopeia
  • Corki
  • Jarvan IV
  • Xin Zhao

Icons and Wards included:

  • Banner of the Serpent Ward
  • Gong Ward
  • Lantern of the Serpent Ward
  • Banner of the Horse Ward

 

 

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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News 06/02

 

Recent News

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Fanmade Creations

 

Here’s a fan-made idea for player profiles in the lobby. You can find the original thread here.

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And here’s Debonair Caitlyn, drawn by Hylia (NA). You can find the original thread here.

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Here’s Ohnips‘s idea for a Valentine Sona skin. If you like her work and want to support it, check out her envy store here.

   

 

And here’s Rin‘s Concussive Sona. You can visit her Yordle Shop here and get a keychain version of her artwork:



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Why arent there changes to Katarina Veigar and Mordekaiser in Patch 5 3

Meddler Final PortraitKat changes didn’t quite do what we’d hoped so they’ve been pulled for now. Might get revisited at some point, no definitive plans though.

Veigar and Morde changes are tentatively scheduled for 5.4 – they’ve proved to be tougher jobs than originally hoped.

[ Link to Post ]



Current plans for Mordekaiser

Meddler Final PortraitCurrent direction with Morde involves:

  • Making him tankier (let him survive in a fight longer, align with his thematics)
  • Shifting him to more of a sustained damage dealer, less of a burst character (better match with a tanky champ, play up the teamplay on both sides from someone being tagged by his ult, rather than just having someone vanish in a cloud of damage and a Ghost appear).

[ Link to Post ]



Will you change him into a fighter or will he still be able to nuke enemies

Meddler Final PortraitCurrent intent is that he’ll still build AP and be based around his spells, but will live longer/kill slower.

[ Link to Post ]

 



Will you buff Veigar to compensate for the removal of DFG

Meddler Final PortraitOdds are very high Veigar won’t just be straight buffed. His kit’s got some serious counterplay issues (undodgeable instant stun when used right, two point and click nukes) that we need to address. Bundled with counterplay improvements though should be some better tools for Veigar himself (e.g. less binary tools, so he’s got better options in tough lanes, lower mana costs, lower CDs, bit more range on some stuff etc – note these aren’t set in stone changes though, just possibilities).

With you on the megalomania feel, and we’ve got no desire to change that.

[ Link to Post ]

 

Follow Up

Meddler Final PortraitAs above Veigar’s got some counterplay problems. We want to make him healthier to play against, so it’s ok if he’s strong, rather than buffing him only to feel we immediately have to nerf him because of how he can be to play against.

[ Link to Post ]

 

 


Why dont you make Veigars Q a skillshot or add a delay to his E

Meddler Final PortraitQ as skillshot’s one of the things we’re trying, not sure if it’s currently on the kit in testing or not.

Giving E a brief delay to play up the ‘where do I stand inside the cage?’ aspect, and then potentially increasing its range or lowering its CD’s also being investigated.

[ Link to Post ]

 

 

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When can we expect to see Tristanas updated splash art



Has Lunar Revel been canceled for Patch 5 2\

KateyKhaos Final PortraitIt’s definitely not cancelled. :]

As stated in the 5.2 patch notes, the Lunar Revel skins will be coming out in patch 5.2.

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You can find a preview of Firecracker Jinx here. She’ll be sold in the store for 1350 RP.

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Warring Kingdoms Kata will be available for 975 RP. Check here for a preview.

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Warring Kingdoms Nidalee will also be sold for 975 RP and you can find a preview of her here.

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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.


DJ Sona WIP PBE

Work-in-progress! [ Note ] DJ Sona is unavailable at the moment.

 

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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.

 

All PBE updates for Patch 5.3 Cycle:

 

 

DJ Sona

DJ Sona is an ultimate skin, meaning it’ll be sold in store f0r 3250 RP.

 

PBE’s up but DJ Sona is not available. She’s currently being bugfixed.

 

[ Note ] I’ll cover DJ Sona in a separate PBE article when she’s re-enabled in the store and with all her songs.

 

DJ Sona Voice-Over

 

 

 

Concussive

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Kinetic

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Ethereal

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Lunar Revel Animation

Lunar Revel is approaching; here’s a login screen to tease the upcoming event:

 

 

 

Champion Changes

 

 

Ahri Final Portrait

 

Orb of Deception Final IconOrb of Deception [ Q ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 60/70/80/90/100 to 65/70/75/80/85 (a change from yesterday’s PBE update, live value is 55/60/65/70/75 Mana)

 

Fox Fire Final IconFox-Fire [ W ]

 

 

Kassadin Final Portrait

 

Null Sphere Final IconNull Sphere [ Q ]

 

 

 

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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PBE 05/02 – Heartseeker Ashe Splash Art

04/02 Patch Notes

Official Announcements – The Path of Truth leads NA

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Fan Art Showcase: Erina

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PBE Heartseeker Ashe Splash Art

 

Previous PBE Updates:

 

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02/04 Patch


 

Leagues

 

Currently, the League system allows players to rapidly move up the ladder if they’re playing at a high skill level. In some rare cases however, players were entering their promo series and facing off against unusually difficult opponents. We’re introducing a change that allows players to skip their promo series up to Platinum I if they continually play at a skill level a full tier higher than their current league placement.

  • Players who consistently win against opponents a full tier higher than their current placement will automatically skip their promotion series as they progress to the next division. Series skipping will be possible up to Platinum I.

 

Bug fixes

 

Vision Wards

Vision Wards will now properly provide true sight to an enclosed area when placed in front (ie: dragon pit and Baron pit).

  • Fixed a bug where Vision Wards weren’t granting full true sight vision equal to their normal vision range

Blade of the Ruined King

  • Fixed an exploit with Blade of the Ruined King’s active

 

 

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Rengar and Other Reworks Topic

What’s happening to Rengar? And other Champions in need of work?

 

 

Update on Rengar

 

RiotScruffy Button Rioter RiotScruffy: Don’t want to leave you guys hanging for too long. Just coming to update and say that we are doing small iterations and testing Rengar daily.

-We’re tuning lots of numbers to get his laning, ganking and late game power in a reasonable place.
-We have also made the trinket available in yellow, red, and blue with each being the corresponding vision active (ward, sweeper, clairvoyance)

We’re moving at a good rate with him and I’m still checking this thread for all of your feedback.

 

 

Don’t you think Ferocity expiring after 10 seconds is too short for Jungle Rengar to gank effectively?

 

RiotScruffyButton Rioter RiotScruffy: Ya, after some testing 10 seconds did feel a bit too punishing. Right now he has 12 seconds, and it’s based around combat instead of Ferocity gain. With those changes, it’s pretty reasonable to keep the Ferocity going as long as you keep yourself in combat.

 

 

How will Bonetooth Necklace upgrade?

 

RiotScruffyButton Rioter RiotScruffy: I’m leaning towards having it upgrade with the kill stacks. So 6 kills gets the +1 vision upgrade and 9 or 14 gets the +2 vision upgrade.

 

 

 

Unique upgrade for BTN and Ferocity Charges

 

RiotScruffyButton Rioter RiotScruffy: Hello Rengars. Two things to talk about today.

1. I’m trying out a unique vision active for the bonetooth trinket: Rengar places a trap that triggers when an enemy walks within its radius (~200 unit radius for testing). The unit is revealed with Rengar’s heat vision for 10 seconds. His first attack against the revealed target will cause him to leap.

2. Lets talk about the ferocity change because I’m seeing a lot of comments about it. The goal here is that we do want Rengar to start fights and ganks at 0 Ferocity, but we have given him a lot of changes to compensate for this change. His E now has a stronger slow that does not decay over time (this is big). Also his ferocity bonuses on all 3 basic skills are buffed so that when he does reach full ferocity, he is rewarded with a big finisher.

I really appreciate the feedback you all are giving in this thread, Rengar is really going to be sick when we’re through with him.
-Scruffy

 

 

Any updates on Viktor?

 

RiotScruffyButton Rioter RiotScruffy: Honestly we would like to make improvements on so many champions (Viktor included), but right now he is not an active project. It is definitely noted that there are so many people interested in and hoping for some Viktor changes.

 

 

Will Gangplank get any changes soon?

 

RiotScruffyButton Rioter RiotScruffy: Gangplank is actually someone that we are working on, so yes! We will start talking about him in the future, but he’s still in the early stages.

 

 

 

 

Is Kassadin being worked on?

 

ZenonTheStoic Button Rioter ZenonTheStoic: We’ve got plans for Kassadin. Statikk is on the case. There’s no ETA for them yet, but I’m quite hopeful. the TL;DR is to force Kassadin to spend more time in melee range if he actually wants to do damage. I’ve watched some internal playtests and the direction is definitely sound.

 

 

Champion Design VS Balance

 

ZenonTheStoicButton Rioter ZenonTheStoic: Champion Design and Core Gameplay are two different teams, but we’re very close to each other. We sit literally right next to each other, we regularly have conversations about pretty much anything, and Rioters move back and forth between the teams.

 

As for a champion’s balance: pre-release the champion designer works with a balance signoff from core gameplay to make sure the champion’s about as balanced as it will get. Ideally the two work together early in the champion’s conception, identifying patterns that will or won’t be healthy for the game rather than just tweaking numbers on a completed kit. In my case with Lucian, I trusted Scarizard to make a lot of the calls. He even suggested some of the pattern changes that made it into the kit.

Post-release, game health is theoretically in core gameplay’s domain, but I can tell you that designers are very attached to their champions and normally the first to be vocally unhappy when their champion is OP. Pretty much all of the nerfs to Thresh came from CertainlyT directly, for instance. Core gameplay will look at those and say, yep, that’s pretty much what we would have done, playtest the change in their competitive games and then sign off on it. In the case of Lucian, I’m still unhappy with how unavoidable his Q is and how player expectation does not match raw damage output of his R, so I’m finding some ways of addressing these, once again with Scarizard’s help.

 

 

IronStylus Reworks Topic

Our favourite concept artist stops by the forums to give clarity on the Rework team, Visual Updates and why trolling is bad when criticizing.

 

 

Why not hire more people to do Reworks?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: We’re pretty adequately staffed. Relaunch is basically the size of a champion pod which will handle a single champion at the time. We’ve got dedicate resources for every discipline. I think we could probably use another 3D artist and texture artist, I myself am trying to train up in that regard, but we’re pretty lean and mean. Sometimes that’s how teams work effectively. Throwing people at the challenge doesn’t always make the most sense. Still takes 9 months to make a baby no matter how many mothers you have trying to do so 😛

 

 

Follow-up: Why not create a second team focused on Champion Reworks then?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: Ideally that’s what we’d want I think. Champion right now has enough resources to stagger productions. They use “pods”, or teams that see a character all the way through concept to production. Right now Relaunch is basically equivalent to one of those pods. Having multiple pods would allow Relaunch to up cadence. We’ll see. Sometimes we swap resources in and out, or sometimes people jump onto a different character or skin that they’re interested. Certain resources are fluid.

Some hiring might help, but to actually accelerate we’d need specific artists especially in the realm of technical animation/rigging and VFX where some bottlenecks lie. Sooo… let me know if anyone of you guys does any of those things!

 

 

Is Twitch getting any sort of updates?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: He certainly does need a VU.

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re working on a Kayle VU, will she keep her helmet?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: Well yes, helmets are sort of her thing 😛

 

 


 

How do you handle Skins for Champions who have received a VU?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: What we do is we take the existing skins and usually just update them to fit the geometry of the new model. Generally, like in the case of Master Yi, we changed the recolors to add some new geometry and details so that they weren’t just texture swaps.

If the champion is sort of new, we might just take the old skins and stretch them over the new rig, like in the case of Sejuani. For the most part, the skins don’t change too terribly much.

 

 

How do you sync up VUs with Balance reworks?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: What we’d like to do going forward is always package reworks with VU’s when applicable. Ideally, yeah, I’d have liked to do something with Xerath but it simply wasn’t in the time table. Similar to Heimerdinger. Hit kit rework had to ship before any sort of VU could be on the table. It just wasn’t feasible to ship together.

We sort of have a separate initiative to add recalls and other such things to the champions, but that;s more of a “side project” for some guys on animation.

Going forward though, we’re trying to ship stuff together. So that it’s not a piece at a time. We’re still not yet quite caught up with that cadence though.

 

 

Any Texture Updates coming soon?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: You can bug RiotPenguin about skins 

Generally TU’s are sort of what 3D artists work on for a “break” or personal project. They just happen to be so good that we ship them as content. It’s sort of a tertiary initiative in Relaunch, but doesn’t exactly have a dedicated resource assigned to the effort.

As for base Quinn touchups, probably no time soon. But who knows. Maybe I can try a texture update on her and treat is a TU for practice. We’ll see.

 

 

If you’ve been moved to the VU team, does that mean we won’t see any more Champions designed by you?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: Welp.. I’m concepting a bunch of champions, but it’s no guarantee they’ll ever see the light of day. I’ll probably have more work shown off through relaunch stuff in the meantime. My work has shifted a bit. Now I sort of shepard the concept phase of Relaunch, but I’ll pick up concept work on Champions and Skins. But since there’s already a lot of champions plotted out for this year, I’m mainly taking time to hone my 3D skills so I can offer more help to the Character team. Also, I’m trying to help in prototyping, giving us a way to visualize character creating in game rather than doing so much polished concept work. That’s sort of a separate thing.

All that said, You might see something from me later this year, but that’s only a small possibility. There might be some of my stuff in the 2015 lineup. We’ll see!

 

 

Feedback delivered in a toxic and offensive manner will not be heard

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: Pretty much this.

This is the philosophy I abide by. I’m not going to address negative feedback which is delivered in a toxic, non-polite fashion even if it does have valid points. If those points are buried in vitriol, it automatically is passed by. That’s just my policy. I don’t have time to address rudeness, period.

If someone gives me feedback which disagrees with what we’re doing, is phrased politely, presented rationally, and gives me the same respect I’m giving others, then I will approach it. We may completely disagree, we might never come to consensus, but it will remain civil and respect will be maintained. At least a discussion will be had.

There are too few hours in the day to be throttled by feedback that’s wrapped in anger and negativity. It’s a time sink for all of us. To have that negative feedback, presented by those negative individuals, given equal weight as those who take the time to center their emotions, compose their posts politely and engage in a discussion that is mutually respectful, is unfair.

I will have no problem seeing vitriol decrease. You will have more dev presence if it does indeed decrease.

Which do you want? Negative feedback that’s presented in a toxic way having equal weight as negative feedback presented in a positive way and the dev presence fall off, or constructive and possibly negative feedback, presented politely and rationally, treated as higher value and encourage devs to interact?

I know which behavior I’ll be responding to.

Thanks for the discussion on this topic. There’s a lot I can take back to the community dev team and hopefully we can incorporate some helpful features. I appreciate the passion, feedback and suggestions. Time to move on to some other business.

 

 

Summoner Rift Topic

A summary of features Summoner’s Rift is currently lacking. Anything you’d like to see that’s not on the list? Share in the comments!

 

 

What on SR needs changing?

 

RiotForScience Button Rioter RiotForScience: I am going to try to talk our audio guys into visiting this thread to solicit feedback.

Moving forward with condensing feedback here is the next block of issues. Again points without asterix are basic great ideas. Ones with asterix are things that I need to give some clarity on.

16. The minions need a VU
17. We should flip the golem camp so that they face the other direction***
18. More destructible content like HA
19. Make SR look like the beta-site background Illustration***
20. Make brush move dynamically
21. Add damage states to the turrets
22. More variety in tree types
23. There needs to be a clear (but not clean) boundary between terrain and path
24. The River needs to make more sense
25. The different sections of the map need slightly different themes
26. There needs to be SFX for walking through grass or water ***
27. The terrain could get more worn as the game progresses ***
28. The houses feel really unnatural in the forest, the statues don’t make much sense
29. Summoner’s Rift needs to actually feel like a Rift
30. Trees should wobble when you shoot a skillshot through them ***

Concerning the idea of flipping golem camp. Stone Bros serve a function of allowing additional farm when your lane is pushed. However, due to the meta this gives a distinct advantage to duo-bot lanes. Part of the reason why we added the Wight-camp is to mitigate this concern. Hopefully we solved the problem, but not in the way you were expecting.

Concerning the forum background illustration. I have written about this quite a lot. This image was created without the context of gameplay concerns so is not the best basis for a hypothetical new iteration of the map. It is crucial that all of our content be very readable and clear. This image is beautiful, but does not do what we need.

“there needs to be SFX for walking through grass or water” Yes, absolutely… eventually… I read on the forums about how players can get frustrated by how long it takes us to add pretty simple tech to our game. The simple answer is that there is a “Tech-debt” backlog that needs to get cleared before we have the capacity to add new features. This one is a no-brainer and will be a very high-priority… when we can get to it.

“The terrain could get more worn as the game progresses” A cool idea, I love how it would help create an evolving game narrative. However, it also has gameplay interaction that would need to be thoroughly tested. Also, we have some optimization tech that might make it really difficult to do that.

Trees should wobble when you shoot a skillshot through them” This is obviously a lower priority than having really awesome looking trees to start with, but I could see this as being a fun thing to do. You would still have the same suspension of disbelief issue when a skillshot penetrates a non-tree object like a rock or building though.

 

 

Fan Art Erina Topic

 

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Previous Fan Art Showcases:

 

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Ahri

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Irelia

Caitlyn

Caitlyn

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Miss Fortune

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Miss Fortune PIrate

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Katarina

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Orianna

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Sona

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Morgana

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Akali

 

 

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  • Range increased from 400 to 600

 

 

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  • Recast time increased from 12 to 20 seconds

 


Summoner name clean up


Summoner Name Cleanup


In the upcoming patch, we’re introducing a new feature called the Summoner Name Clean Up.

Occasionally, we go through Summoner names and free up ones that have been inactive for long periods of time. From now on, the Summoner Name Clean Up will be automated. Based on when you played your last game and what your level is, you’ll have a period of immunity from name clean ups. Every name will initially be given 6 months of immunity and then granted one additional month for each level above level 6.

For example:

  • Levels 1-6: 6 months of inactivity immunity
  • Level 12: 1 year of immunity
  • Level 20: 1 year, 8 months of immunity
  • Level 30: 2 years, 6 months of immunity

If your immunity runs out, your name will become available to other players through the Summoner Name Change option in the store. If you log in after someone claims your Summoner name, you’ll be prompted to create a new one. To be clear, your name may be taken, but your paid content and game history will remain attached to your account.

It’s important to note that non-immune names can only be claimed through Summoner Name Change, and not by new players. This ensures the name will be used by an active player and not someone who decided they absolutely need Trevor, 7revor, and Tr3v0r Tha 5hr3dder. It happens more often than you’d think.

To make it easier to snag the alias you’ve always wanted, you can now purchase a Summoner Name Change for 13,900 IP. For players who prefer using RP, procure your new namesake for half off from January 14 to January 28.

With so many names freed up, capture yours today!


 

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