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Patch 6.5 Notes

March 8th, 2016

 

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Patch 6.5 will go live in a few hours. Here are the official notes:

 

Balance

Skins

Miscellaneous

 

Here’s the maintenance schedule for all regions:

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Scarizard Final PortraitGreetings, summoners.

Welcome to patch 6.5, the one where we check in with some old friends that haven’t stopped by patch notes for a while and Soraka gets some spicy healing changes. After writing that sentence we’re not really sure what ‘spicy healing’ is, but it probably tastes delicious.

Let’s go back and talk about those ‘old friends’ for a bit. Sejuani? Renekton? Jarvan? While it’s true that these champions were certainly meta-defining champions at one point or another in the game’s history, it’s important to really dig in and ask why they were so strong in the first place. For these three (and quite a few more on the list), their dominating position within the metagames of yesteryear can be easily explained: more than just powerful champions, they were powerful generalists.

Bolded text? Let’s back up and slap some context on that phrase. What’s a generalist? As the name implies, they’re champions who don’t truly excel in any one category, but check enough of the boxes that they’re always performant or valuable. While there’s definitely room for champions that are swiss-army-knives (somewhere, a giant neon sign with the name ‘THRESH’ is blinking), having many reasons to be picked shouldn’t exclude you from having to play along with League’s core value of having strengths and weaknesses. As we’ve seen recently with champions like Gangplank and Lucian, being good at a lot of things and bad at very few things is a big no-no for champion diversity and balance alike.

So what do we have in store? While we’ve got some power reductions to some of League’s main offenders this patch, much of 6.5 is a love-letter to these bygone generalists, increasing power in ways that aim to sharpen those niches as more than just ‘pretty good.’ Oh, and leveling an account to 30 now takes half the time it used to. There’s not really a cool narrative to tie that to, but it’s pretty huge for new players. A moment of silence for those of us who survived the grind.

So here’s to you, generalists. Jacks-of-all-trades. People who pick ‘Fill’ in dynamic queue (even if it really just means ‘Support’). Your commitment to providing value and bravery trying new things is an inspiration to us all. So if you get trampled by Hecarim, dunked by Vi, or diced by Renekton this patch – try not to be angry. That’s just how they show their love.

Good luck, and have fun.

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Champion Changes

 

Gnar Final Portrait

General

  • Tooltip fix: Now correctly states Gnar’s AA range in Mega form is 175, not 150;
  • Base Attack Damage increased by 3 (from 48 to 51 in Mini form and 54 to 57 in Mega).

 

 

Hecarim Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxDevastating Charge Final IconDevastating Charge [ E ]

  • The knockback distance now scales with the distance Hecarim has traveled during [ E ], up to a 50% increase in knockback distance.

 

 

Jarvan IV Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxGolden_AegisGolden Aegis [ W ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 20/18/16/14/12 seconds to 12 at all ranks.

 

 

Buff BoxCataclysm Final IconCataclysm [ R ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 100/125/150 to 100 at all ranks;
  • Now deals full damage to enemies in a small area around the original target.

 

 

Kogmaw Final Portrait

General

  • Attack Speed-per-level increased from 1.5% to 3.5%.

 

Buff BoxCaustic Spittle Final IconCaustic Spittle [ Q ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 60 at all ranks to 40.

 

 

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

  • Passive removed (no longer gives 15/20/25/30/35/40% bonus Attack Speed);
  • Active grants an additional 10/15/20/25/30 magic damage on-hit.

 

 

Nautilus Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxRiptide Final IconRiptide [ E ]

  • Base damage decreased from 60/95/130/165/200 to 55/85/115/145/175.

 

 

 

Pantheon Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxHeartseeker Strike Final IconHeartseeker Strike [ E ]

  • Total damage decreased from 80/140/220/260/320 [+3.6 Bonus AD] to 80/130/180/230/280 [+3.0 Bonus AD];
  • Minion damage increased from 50% to 60% (roughly the same damage after the nerfs);
  • Tooltip has been reworked: it now notes the total damage against champions, with a white counter below that notes the damage-per-strike.

 


Change BoxGrand Skyfall [ R ]
Grand Skyfall Final Icon

  • Mana cost decreased from 125 at all ranks to 100;
  • Mana refund for cancelling the channel has been removed (85 mana refund on live);
  • Cooldown after cancelling the channel increased from 10 seconds to 30.

 

 

Renekton Final Portrait

 

Change BoxSlice_and_DiceSlice and Dice [ E ]

  • Fury gained for hitting non-Champion targets with Dice decreased from 2.5 to 2;
  • Slice now generates 2 Fury for non-Champion targets and 10 for Champion targets (doesn’t generate any Fury on live).

 

 

Change BoxDominusDominus [ R ]

  • While in Dominus, Renekton gains 25 bonus auto-attack range which doesn’t apply for his W;
  • Bonus Health changed from 200/400/800 to 250/500/750.

 

 

Sejuani Final Portrait

 

Permafrost [ E ]  Buff BoxPermafrost Final Icon

  • Base damage increased from 60/90/120/150/180 to 80/105/130/155/180.

 

 

 

Soraka Final Portrait

 

Change BoxStarcall Final IconStarcall [ Q ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 70/75/80/85/90 to 40 at all ranks;
  • Cooldown decreased from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds to 5 at all ranks;
  • Now slows all targets hit by Starcall, regardless of whether they were in the center or not (slow range up from 110 to 265);
  • Hitting an enemy Champion now grants Soraka “Rejuvenation” for 4 seconds, which restores 14/16/18/20/22 [+0.1 AP] health-per-second and grants 15% Movement Speed when not moving toward enemy Champions;
  • Updated Starcall’s visual effects to better match the area of effect (no gameplay changes to range).

 

Change BoxAstral Infusion Final IconAstral Infusion [ W ]

  • Base heal decreased from 120/150/180/210/240 to 80/110/140/170/200;
  • Self-heal mechanic on Q vs enemy Champions removed (25/35/45/55/65 [+0.4 AP] on live);
  • If cast while under the effect of Rejuvenation, Soraka will give her target “Rejuvenation” for 3/3.5/4/4.5/5 seconds (based on Q rank, buff gives identical stats to the ally);
  • No longer able to target minions.

 

 

Talon Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxShadow Assault Final IconShadow Assault [ R ]

  • Mana cost increased from 80/90/100 to 100 at all ranks;
  • Cooldown increased from 75/65/55 seconds to 100/80/60.

 

 

Urgot Final Portrait

General

  • Base Attack Damage increased from 52 to 54.

 

Nerf BoxTerror Capacitator Final IconTerror Capacitor [ W ]

  • Duration of shield decreased from 7 seconds to 5.

 

 

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

  • Now additionally fears all targets around the swapped target for 1.5 seconds in a 375 radius (after the swap completes).

 

 

Vi Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxExcessive Force Final IconExcessive Force [ E ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 60 at all ranks to 40/45/50/55/60;
  • Base damage increased from 5/20/35/50/65 to 10/30/50/70/90.

 

 

Item Changes

 

Buff BoxGuardian Angel Final IconGuardian Angel

  • Recipe cost decreased from 1380 Gold to 1180 (total cost down from 2900 Gold to 2700);
  • On revival, restores either 700 Health or 30% of your maximum health, whichever value is higher.

 

 

OBJECTIVES Banner

 

Rift Herald Final IconThe Rift Herald

  • Devourer stacks granted for killing the Herald decreased from 5 to 2.

 

 

 

DEATH BLOSSOM KHAZIX  Banner

Death Blossom Kha’Zix will be available in store for 975 RP.

 

Khazix_Splash_3 Khazix_3

 

MODEL Banner

Death Blossom Khazix Model 1 Death Blossom Khazix Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Death Blossom Khazix Recall 1 Death Blossom Khazix Recall 2

 

ALL SPELLS

 

UNSEEN THREAT PASSIVE

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Taste Their Fear Banner

Death Blossom Khazix Q 1 Death Blossom Khazix Q 2

 

VOID SPIKE W

Death Blossom Khazix W 1 Death Blossom Khazix W 2

 

LEAP E

Death Blossom Khazix E 1 Death Blossom Khazix E 2

 

VOID ASSAULT R

Death Blossom Khazix R 1

 

EVOLVED ENLARGED CLAWS R Q

Death Blossom Khazix R Q 1 Death Blossom Khazix R Q 2 Death Blossom Khazix R Q 3

 

EVOLVED SPIKE RACKS R W

Death Blossom Khazix R W 1 Death Blossom Khazix R W 2

 

EVOLVED WINGS R E

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Death Blossom Khazix R E 1

 

EVOLVED ACTIVE CAMOUFLAGE R R

Death Blossom Khazix R R 3 Death Blossom Khazix R R 2 

 

 

ELDERWOOD LEBLANC Banner

Elderwood LeBlanc will be available in store for 1350 RP.

 

Leblanc_Splash_5 Leblanc_5

 

MODEL Banner

Elderwood LeBlanc Model 1 Elderwood LeBlanc Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Elderwood LeBlanc Recall 1 Elderwood LeBlanc Recall 2

 

ALL SPELLS

 

BASIC ATTACKS Banner

Elderwood LeBlanc Auto Attack Elderwood LeBlanc Auto Attack 2

 

MIRROR IMAGE PASSIVE

Elderwood LeBlanc Passive 1

 

SIGIL OF MALICE Q

Elderwood LeBlanc Q 1 Elderwood LeBlanc Q 2

 

DISTORTION W

Elderwood LeBlanc W 1 Elderwood LeBlanc W 2

 

Ethereal Chains E

Elderwood LeBlanc E 1 Elderwood LeBlanc E 2

Elderwood LeBlanc E 3

 

MIMIC R Q

Elderwood LeBlanc R Q 1 Elderwood LeBlanc R Q 2

 

MIMIC R W

Elderwood LeBlanc R W 1 Elderwood LeBlanc R W 2

 

MIMIC R E

Elderwood LeBlanc R E 1 Elderwood LeBlanc R E 2Elderwood LeBlanc R E 3

 

 

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Cho’gath has received new spell icons. From left to right: Passive, Q, W, E and R:

GreenTerror_TailSpike GreenTerror_SpikeSlam GreenTerror_FeralScream GreenTerror_ChitinousExoplates GreenTerror_Feast

 

 

CLUBS Banner

Back in November, we announced clubs as part of the 2016 season update. Clubs are a new way to organize chat groups you create and join. They persist through login sessions, making it easy to surround yourself with like-minded League players and get into games with friends you want to throwdown alongside. Persistent chat rooms are just the beginning for clubs — expect to see us in the patch notes again as we build out the system!

[ YES, THE CHAT ROOM BUTTON EXISTED ] Access clubs by clicking the “Clubs” button, which replaced the “chat room” button in the social panel
[ BY OUR POWERS COMBINED ] Clubs have space for up to 49 of your fellow pollution fighters (cap may be adjusted)
[ POP CULTURE REFERENCE ] #2Club leaders have access to roster management and chat moderation tools
[ THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE ] Clubs are designated by unique tags that appear next to members’ summoner names, both in and out of game
[ PARDON OUR DUST ] Visual elements will continue to be updated and polished in future patches

 

 

SUMMONER LEVEL PROGRESSION Banner

Experience required to reach level 30 reduced by half.

We’ve thought for a while that it takes too long to hit level 30. A leveling system should create a sense of growth and accomplishment, but the reverse happens when the system is overtuned and game-to-game XP gains start feeling like mere drops in the bucket. Though “make leveling faster” sounds like a simple solution, we needed to be certain a shorter road to 30 wouldn’t introduce worse problems. Chief example: last year’s permanent discount on a bunch of Tier 3 runes was necessary preparation to ensure new 30’s will still be able to afford viable rune setups.

A few months of observation (and a live test in Russia) later, and we’re confident that the updated account leveling curve will provide a markedly improved experience for new players!

[ DING ] Total experience required to reach summoner level 30 reduced by half.

 

 

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  • Damage from Jarvan IV’s R – Cataclysm is now properly blocked by spellshields
  • Renekton’s W – Ruthless Predator no longer occasionally fizzles
  • Shen’s R – Stand United no longer continues channeling through the revive effect of Zilean’s R – Chronoshift
  • Tahm Kench can no longer cast R – Abyssal Voyage while rooted
  • If Rumble Overheats by casting E – Electro Harpoon, casting a second charge while Overheated no longer causes heat to continue rapidly draining after Overheated ends
  • Tentacles spawned by Illaoi’s R – Leap of Faith no longer fail to attack W – Harsh Lessontargets the moment before expiring
  • Mordekaiser’s Passive – Iron Man shield is now properly multiplied by the Runic Armor mastery bonus
  • Ticks of Dragon’s Wrath (second buff) tower burn no longer proc Elixir of Sorcery’s true damage effect
  • Ward Debris no longer tells people it’s a Giant Wolf via tooltip
  • Grievous Wounds debuff particles now persist if reapplied longer than 3 seconds
  • Zombie Brand’s VO when chasing enemy champions has been restored
  • Card indicators for Cutpurse Twisted Fate’s W – Pick a Card have been brightened to be more readable for colorblind players

 


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

 

Patch 6 5 Maintenance Schedule Banner

Patch 6.5 will hit live in the early hours of March 9th:

 

Here’s everything that Patch 6.5 will contain:

PBE Roundup Patch 6 5 Banner

 

Patch 524 maintenance schedule for NAPatch 65 Maintenance Schedule for NA

Riot Noc New PortraitOn 03/09/16, starting at, 01:30 Pacific Time (09:30 UTC), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 6.5. At 03:00 Pacific time (11:00 UTC), the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds will be unavailable for 3 hours.

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And here is the schedule for the other regions:

  • [ EUW ] 03:30 UK Time (03:30 UTC) – 05:00 UK Time (05:00 UTC)
  • [ EUNE ] 01:30 CET (00:30 UTC) - 03:00 CET (02:00 UTC)
  • [ OCE ] 04:30 Sydney Time (17:30 UTC) - 06:00 Sydney Time (19:00 UTC)
  • [ LAS ] 03:30 de Buenos Aires / 03:30 de Santiago - 05:00 de Buenos Aires / 05:00 de Santiago
  • [ LAN ] 02:30 de Ciudad de México / 03:30 de Bogotá - 04:00 de Ciudad de México / 05:00 de Bogotá
  • [ BR ] 02:30 do horário de Brasília (05:30 UTC) – 04:00 do horário de Brasília (07:00 UTC)
  • [ TR ] 03:30 TSÄ° (01:30 UTC) – 05:00 TSÄ° (03:00 UTC)
  • [ RU ] 01:30 по московскому времени (22:30 UTC) – 03:00 по московскому времени (00:00 UTC)

 


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

PBE Round-up: Patch 6.5

March 6th, 2016

 

PBE Roundup Patch 6 5 Banner

Patch 6.5 will go live in the early hours of March 9th, assuming there are no delays. Here are its contents:

 

Balance

Skins

Miscellaneous

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Gnar Final Portrait

General

  • Tooltip fix: Now correctly states Gnar’s AA range in Mega form is 175, not 150;
  • Base Attack Damage increased by 3 (from 48 to 51 in Mini form and 54 to 57 in Mega).

 

 

Hecarim Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxDevastating Charge Final IconDevastating Charge [ E ]

  • The knockback distance now scales with the distance Hecarim has traveled during [ E ], up to a 50% increase in knockback distance.

 

 

Jarvan IV Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxGolden_AegisGolden Aegis [ W ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 20/18/16/14/12 seconds to 12 at all ranks.

 

 

Buff BoxCataclysm Final IconCataclysm [ R ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 100/125/150 to 100 at all ranks;
  • Now deals full damage to enemies in a small area around the original target.

 

 

Kogmaw Final Portrait

General

  • Attack Speed-per-level increased from 1.5% to 3.5%.

 

Buff BoxCaustic Spittle Final IconCaustic Spittle [ Q ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 60 at all ranks to 40.

 

 

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

  • Passive removed (no longer gives 15/20/25/30/35/40% bonus Attack Speed);
  • Active grants an additional 10/15/20/25/30 magic damage on-hit.

 

 

Nautilus Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxRiptide Final IconRiptide [ E ]

  • Base damage decreased from 60/95/130/165/200 to 55/85/115/145/175.

 

 

 

Pantheon Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxHeartseeker Strike Final IconHeartseeker Strike [ E ]

  • Total damage decreased from 80/140/220/260/320 [+3.6 Bonus AD] to 80/130/180/230/280 [+3.0 Bonus AD];
  • Minion damage increased from 50% to 60% (roughly the same damage after the nerfs);
  • Tooltip has been reworked: it now notes the total damage against champions, with a white counter below that notes the damage-per-strike.

 


Change BoxGrand Skyfall [ R ]
Grand Skyfall Final Icon

  • Mana cost decreased from 125 at all ranks to 100;
  • Mana refund for cancelling the channel has been removed (85 mana refund on live);
  • Cooldown after cancelling the channel increased from 10 seconds to 30.

 

 

Renekton Final Portrait

 

Change BoxSlice_and_DiceSlice and Dice [ E ]

  • Fury gained for hitting non-Champion targets with Dice decreased from 2.5 to 2;
  • Slice now generates 2 Fury for non-Champion targets and 10 for Champion targets (doesn’t generate any Fury on live).

 

 

Change BoxDominusDominus [ R ]

  • While in Dominus, Renekton gains 25 bonus auto-attack range which doesn’t apply for his W;
  • Bonus Health changed from 200/400/800 to 250/500/750.

 

 

Sejuani Final Portrait

 

Permafrost [ E ]  Buff BoxPermafrost Final Icon

  • Base damage increased from 60/90/120/150/180 to 80/105/130/155/180.

 

 

 

Soraka Final Portrait

 

Change BoxStarcall Final IconStarcall [ Q ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 70/75/80/85/90 to 40 at all ranks;
  • Cooldown decreased from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds to 5 at all ranks;
  • Now slows all targets hit by Starcall, regardless of whether they were in the center or not (slow range up from 110 to 265);
  • Hitting an enemy Champion now grants Soraka “Rejuvenation” for 4 seconds, which restores 14/16/18/20/22 [+0.1 AP] health-per-second and grants 15% Movement Speed when not moving toward enemy Champions;
  • Updated Starcall’s visual effects to better match the area of effect (no gameplay changes to range).

 

Change BoxAstral Infusion Final IconAstral Infusion [ W ]

  • Base heal decreased from 120/150/180/210/240 to 80/110/140/170/200;
  • Self-heal mechanic on Q vs enemy Champions removed (25/35/45/55/65 [+0.4 AP] on live);
  • If cast while under the effect of Rejuvenation, Soraka will give her target “Rejuvenation” for 3/3.5/4/4.5/5 seconds (based on Q rank, buff gives identical stats to the ally);
  • No longer able to target minions.

 

 

Talon Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxShadow Assault Final IconShadow Assault [ R ]

  • Mana cost increased from 80/90/100 to 100 at all ranks;
  • Cooldown increased from 75/65/55 seconds to 100/80/60.

 

 

Urgot Final Portrait

General

  • Base Attack Damage increased from 52 to 54.

 

Nerf BoxTerror Capacitator Final IconTerror Capacitor [ W ]

  • Duration of shield decreased from 7 seconds to 5.

 

 

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

  • Now additionally fears all targets around the swapped target for 1.5 seconds in a 375 radius (after the swap completes).

 

 

Vi Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxExcessive Force Final IconExcessive Force [ E ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 60 at all ranks to 40/45/50/55/60;
  • Base damage increased from 5/20/35/50/65 to 10/30/50/70/90.

 

 

Item Changes

 

Buff BoxGuardian Angel Final IconGuardian Angel

  • Recipe cost decreased from 1380 Gold to 1180 (total cost down from 2900 Gold to 2700);
  • On revival, restores either 700 Health or 30% of your maximum health, whichever value is higher.

 

 

OBJECTIVES Banner

 

Rift Herald Final IconThe Rift Herald

  • Devourer stacks granted for killing the Herald decreased from 5 to 2.

 

 

 

DEATH BLOSSOM KHAZIX  Banner

Death Blossom Kha’Zix will be available in store for 975 RP.

 

Khazix_Splash_3 Khazix_3

 

MODEL Banner

Death Blossom Khazix Model 1 Death Blossom Khazix Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Death Blossom Khazix Recall 1 Death Blossom Khazix Recall 2

 

ALL SPELLS

 

UNSEEN THREAT PASSIVE

Death Blossom Khazix Passive 1

 

Taste Their Fear Banner

Death Blossom Khazix Q 1 Death Blossom Khazix Q 2

 

VOID SPIKE W

Death Blossom Khazix W 1 Death Blossom Khazix W 2

 

LEAP E

Death Blossom Khazix E 1 Death Blossom Khazix E 2

 

VOID ASSAULT R

Death Blossom Khazix R 1

 

EVOLVED ENLARGED CLAWS R Q

Death Blossom Khazix R Q 1 Death Blossom Khazix R Q 2 Death Blossom Khazix R Q 3

 

EVOLVED SPIKE RACKS R W

Death Blossom Khazix R W 1 Death Blossom Khazix R W 2

 

EVOLVED WINGS R E

Death Blossom Khazix R E 2 Death Blossom Khazix R E 3

Death Blossom Khazix R E 1

 

EVOLVED ACTIVE CAMOUFLAGE R R

Death Blossom Khazix R R 3 Death Blossom Khazix R R 2 

 

 

ELDERWOOD LEBLANC Banner

Elderwood LeBlanc will be available in store for 1350 RP.

 

Leblanc_Splash_5 Leblanc_5

 

MODEL Banner

Elderwood LeBlanc Model 1 Elderwood LeBlanc Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Elderwood LeBlanc Recall 1 Elderwood LeBlanc Recall 2

 

ALL SPELLS

 

BASIC ATTACKS Banner

Elderwood LeBlanc Auto Attack Elderwood LeBlanc Auto Attack 2

 

MIRROR IMAGE PASSIVE

Elderwood LeBlanc Passive 1

 

SIGIL OF MALICE Q

Elderwood LeBlanc Q 1 Elderwood LeBlanc Q 2

 

DISTORTION W

Elderwood LeBlanc W 1 Elderwood LeBlanc W 2

 

Ethereal Chains E

Elderwood LeBlanc E 1 Elderwood LeBlanc E 2

Elderwood LeBlanc E 3

 

MIMIC R Q

Elderwood LeBlanc R Q 1 Elderwood LeBlanc R Q 2

 

MIMIC R W

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MIMIC R E

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HEXTECH ANNIE Banner

Hextech Annie will NOT be available for purchase! It’s a reward for getting 10 gemstones from the Hextech Crafting system (read below for details):

 

Annie_Splash_10

 

MODEL Banner

Hextech Annie Model 1 Hextech Annie Model 2

Hextech Annie Passive 1

 

Recall Banner

Hextech Annie Recall 1 Hextech Annie Recall 2

 

ALL SPELLS

 

BASIC ATTACKS Banner

Hextech Annie Basic Attack 1 Hextech Annie Basic Attack 2

 

DISINTEGRATE Q

Hextech Annie Q 1 Hextech Annie Q 2

 

INCINERATE W

Hextech Annie W 1 Hextech Annie W 2

 

MOLTEN SHIELD E

Hextech Annie E 1 Hextech Annie E 2

 

SUMMON TIBBERS R

Hextech Annie R 1 Hextech Annie R 2

Hextech Annie R 3 Hextech Annie R 4

 

Hextech Annie crafting and gemstones

Riot Mirross Final PortraitHi all!

Everyone’s favorite combo of sugar, spice, nice, and plenty of burning is getting a new skin as part of hextech crafting and loot. In order to secure appropriate testing for Hextech Annie, we’re putting her and her hextechnically-augmented Tibbers on PBE early, but don’t expect her to debut with the launch of hextech crafting and loot.

Featuring an all-new model, textures, animations and particle effects as well as new sounds, Hextech Annie is intended to be available exclusively through hextech crafting and the loot system by acquiring 10 gemstones either in normal chests and promotional chests through rare drops or by picking up special promo chest bundles (which’ll guarantee a gemstone drop). Gemstones are rare loot drops that can be crafted into a chest and key bundle or saved to combine to craft Hextech Annie.

Promo chests will only be available at limited times and may have different content inside compared to normal chests. For testing on the PBE, we’ve unlocked Hextech Promo Chest bundles in the store so players can pick up Hextech Annie as soon as possible. During this test, buying one of the 10-chest bundles guarantees a gemstone in addition to the gemstones you can find in the chests themselves.

As we mentioned at the beginning, Hextech Annie won’t be available at the launch of hextech crafting and loot. We’ll test her on PBE before testing her release to live servers in Turkey (where we’ve been testing hextech crafting and loot for a little while now). When hextech crafting and loot debut on all live servers, Hextech Annie will follow shortly after.

Lastly, we’re pretty sure everyone’s used to this by now, but please keep in mind the promo chests have been heavily discounted for testing on PBE, and the drop rates of items in the chests may also change before we go live.

Leave your feedback on the skin or even the idea of a free, exclusive skin in hextech crafting below, and we’ll see you on the PBE battlefields!

  • Mirross

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Hextech Ward Banner

The Hextech Ward skin will (probably) be available for 640 RP.

 

Hextech Ward 2 Hextech Ward 1

 

 

HEXTECH CRAFTING Banner

This is a new in-client system that nets you rewards like skins and Champions. Below I’ve written down all the ways you can earn content and craft:

 

You’ll need Hextech Keys and Hextech Chests. You’ll earn Hextech Keys for winning matchmade games (meaning any game type except Custom games).

Chests are trickier; they’re rewards for performing well on a particular Champion. You earn chests through the Mastery system, but keep in mind that you can only earn one chest per season with a given Champion. Every time you get an S rank, you’ll get a chest, up to a maximum of four chests per month.

Alternatively, you can buy both keys and chests for 125 RP each in the store.

Crafting 1 Crafting 2

 

There are unique, RP-exclusive chests called “premium chests”. These contain more loot and can be bought in a bundle with a key for 195 RP. There’s also a separate opening animation for these that’s different from the one for default chests you get for S ranks:

Premium Chests

Premium Chest 1 Premium Chest 2

 

Once you have a pair, you can open chests using keys through the interface found by clicking on the shard icon below your username. After the animation, you’ll receive either a Champion Shard, a Skin Shard, a Ward Skin Shard, Cosmic Essence, Champion Essence or a combination of all those. Note that a chest will never contain essence only.

 

Think of Champion and Skin Shards as tickets for temporary access to Champions. You can do four things with those.

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First, you can re-roll both types of Shards into permanent Champions or Skins, respectively. To do so, you’ll need three Shards. The catch? Your reward is random.

 

You can disenchant both Champion Shards and Skin Shards for Champion Essence and Skins Essence, respectively.

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You’ll need this essence to upgrade Champion Shards and Skin Shards into specific permanent Champions and Skins.

 

Lastly, you can rent Champions and Skins for 7 days. This will use up their respective Shards.

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The rent period will be displayed on your Summoner Profile. It’s also the place where you can check how many chests you can unlock until the end of the month and what Champions you’ve already unlocked a chest with.

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Sometimes you’ll find Rare Gems in your chests. These contain one chest and one key.

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You can earn Ward Skin Shards through these chests. These work the same way as regular Skin Shards.

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You can also earn Summoner Icons. These will instantly be added to your account.

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STORE VISUAL UPDATE Banner

 

The store has received a visual overhaul. Here are screenshots of all the menus:

Store Update 1 Store Update 2

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NEW SPELL ICONS Banner

 

Cho’gath has received new spell icons. From left to right: Passive, Q, W, E and R:

GreenTerror_TailSpike GreenTerror_SpikeSlam GreenTerror_FeralScream GreenTerror_ChitinousExoplates GreenTerror_Feast

 


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