Don't miss: Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/26/2015


ETA of Ashe, Gangplank Reworks and More

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

@Riot Meddler, will we see Ashe testing begin in the PBE really soon?

Not for a while. Gameplay changes haven't been completely locked down yet. Once they have, she'll then go into the queue for the required visual changes. It'll be a while as a result.


Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

@meddler Is Darius buffs still planned to be in patch 5.7?

We're still planning to make that change. I'd imagine that'll be in 5.7, though can't guarantee that yet of course.




Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/26/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 7:14 pm

*Nurf mode in the pbe

Teemo Mushroom Updated

NURF tooltip

Strategic Buff of Strategistic Strategery
+100% Mana and Energy consumption
+200% Cooldown Inflation on Abilities, Activated Items, and Summoner Spells
+50% Anti-Tenacity
+225 Movement Speed Reduction
+200% Delay between basic attacks
Critical strikes deal 50% of total attack damage
This unit deals critical strikes on 150% of its attacks
Protection against superfluous decisiveness
This unit is vulnerable to consequences

Source: Look Before You Leap

Champion Changes

Fizz

  • Urchin Strike [Q] - AP ratio increased to .5 (up from .3)
  • Seastone Trident [W]:
    • Passive now deals bonus 4/5/6/7/8% of targets missing health.
    • Active no longer deals bonus 4/5/6/7/8% of targets missing health.
    • Active now has 0.25*AP scaling
    • Tooltip bugfixes - actual values didn't change!
    • Passive AP scaling is now 0.45*AP (up from 0.35*AP)
    • Passive base damage is now 20/30/40/50/60 (down from 30/40/50/60/70)
    • Active now lasts 6 seconds (up from 5)

 




Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/25/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 3:04 pm

Omega Squad Teemo

Champion Changes

Tristana

  • Explosive Charge [E] - Bonus damage based on Critical Strike Change removed (returned to live values)
  • Rapid Fire [Q] - Now reduces Explosive Charge's cooldown by 0.5 seconds each time Tristana basic attacks an enemy when her Rapid Fire is active (doubled effect against champions)

Item Changes

Cinderhulk

  • Item Cost now 2250 (up from 2200). Recipe cost is 400 (up from 350)



Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/24/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2015, 8:14 pm

*Guardian of the Sands Xerath, Guardian of the Sands Skarner, Guardian of the Sands Rammus and Arclight Vayne

Guardian of the Sands Rammus

Guardian of the Sands Xerath

Arclight Vayne

Guardian of the Sands Skarner

Champion Changes

Kassadin

  • Riftwalk [R] - Grace period between stacks reduced to 15 seconds (down from 20)

Tristana

  • Shrapnel Charge [E] - Damage is increased by a % of Tristana's Critical Strike Chance

Item Changes

Cinderhulk

  • Health reduced to 300 (down from 350)

Hunter's Machete

  • Health gain lowered to 6 (down from 7)
  • The amount of Health gained per second increases to 12 while below 50% Health



War Changes A Yordle
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2015, 3:57 pm

War Changes A Yordle

NOTE: It's a new Teemo (yes, Teemo) skin promo. Name is most likely the Omega Squad Teemo, legendary tier. Click the quotes to hear them out (skin VO, from the site). The green helmet on left from helmet bro one is Teemo's.

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)


I used to live by a code.

I've done things I'm not proud of.

Turns out, I got proficiency in killing.




Patch 5.6 Notes
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2015, 4:13 pm

Patch 5.6 Notes

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

Greetings, Summoners.

Welcome to patch 5.6.

Toot toot.

What's that? That's the sound of the second 2015 buff barge, departing from... buff island? Look, we don't know where the buff barge actually stays in its off season. All we do know is that Sometimes this thing docks somewhere, takes on a bunch of friends, and then sails off for the high seas.

Anyway. What this actually means is that we've got a lot of changes aimed at champions who have received less attention in the past few months (or dozen months). Mind you, we're not going to be making a habit of this (power creep is a deep rabbit hole, but the summary is that constantly buffing weak champions means we're just throwing out a lot of power without a functional direction) and we're not in the business of just buffing for the sake of buffing, but felt we could at least give these girls (and guys and Bards) something directionally correct.




[NA] Server Maintenance: Patch 5.6

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

On 03/25/15, starting at, 01:30 Pacific time (09:30 UTC), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 5.6. 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.


[EUW]

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

On 25/03/15, starting at 04:30 UK Time (04:30 UTC), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 5.6. At 06:00 UK Time (06:00 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.



Free Champion Rotation
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 March 2015, 1:11 pm

This week's free champion rotation has been posted. These champions will become free to play starting tomorrow March 24th.





Meddler on Ashe and Darius Changes and More

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

Wow, Darius buffs didn't last 1 week [...]

We're still effectively planning to make that change to Darius' ult. We decided today it would be better to have the ult refund 0/50/100% of its cost though, rather than having its cost drop (still allows ult chaining, but also means an OOM Darius can't ult which is something we'd like to preserve). Since we're right at the lock point for gameplay changes for the next patch we'll need to shift these changes a patch later to make that modification.

 

TLDR: Still coming, probably in two patches time.




Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/19/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 3:04 pm

New Player Icon

Surprise Party Amumu

Urf the Nami-tee, Archduke Nasus, Order of the Banana Soraka, Definitely Not Udyr

Log-in Splashes




Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/18/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 March 2015, 3:11 pm

New Urf Ward Skin

Champion Changes

Elise

  • Movement Speed 330 (up from 325)
  • Spider movement speed increased to 25 (up from 10). This is likely just updating the skill tooltip.

Sejuani

  • Permafrost [E] - Damage now 60/90/120/150/180 (down from 60/95/130/165/200)

Darius

  • Noxian Guillotine [R] - No longer resets on kill at rank 3. Reverted back to live values.

Sion

  • Roar of the Slayer [E] - Now deals 30% bonus damage (down from 50%)

Veigar

  • Baleful Strike [Q] - Range lowered to 900 (down from 975)




Ashe and Shen Changes Incoming

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

Ashe is actually getting a few small changes that include a new passive sometime this year. We'll probably be ready to talk about it in detail in a month or two. Sit tight until then, Ashe players. There's a new passive coming.


Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

@Meddler Still no Shen buffs on the PBE :/

Current thinking is that we'll test out a reduced CD on his ult (given it's extremely high and was made that long back when teleport wasn't as accessible a counter as it is today). Still talking about whether we might want to test anything else in conjunction with that or not.




Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/17/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 March 2015, 4:52 pm

Champion Changes

Elise

  • Human Movement speed lowered to 325 (down from 335)
  • Spider Movement speed increased to 355 (up from 345)
  • Cocoon [E] - Missile Speed is now 1600 (up from 1450)

Bard

  • Cosmic Binding [Q] - Damage increased to 80/120/160/200/240 (up from 75/110/145/180/215)
  • Magical Journey [E] - Cooldown lowered to 20/19/18/17/16 (down from 26/24/22/20/18)

Ryze

  • Overload [Q] - Damage reduced to 55/75/95/115/135 (60/80/100/120/140)

Sejuani

  • Glacial Prison [R] - Slow reduced to 30% (down from 90%)
  • Permafrost [E] - Damage increased to 60/95/130/165/200 (up from 60/90/120/150/180)

Veigar

  • Baleful Strike [Q] - Cooldown is now 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 (up from 5 at all ranks)

 




Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/16/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 March 2015, 6:11 pm

New Profile Icon

Champion Changes

Katarina

  • Health decreased to 510 (down from 560)
  • Hp per level is now 83 (up from 83)
  • Hp regen is no .9 (down from 1.5748)

Ryze

  • Overload [Q] - Damage increased to 60/80/100/120/140 (up from 40/60/80/100/120)

Zilean

  • Time Bomb [Q] - Mana cost reduced to 60/65/70/75/80 (down from 60/70/80/90/100)
  • Overload [W] - Mana cost reduced to 35 across all ranks (down from 40)

Aatrox

  • Massacre [R] - Each champion hit now grants him 40/50/60% attack speed



Free Champion Rotation
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 March 2015, 1:07 pm

This week's free champion rotation has been posted. These champions will become free to play starting tomorrow March 17th.





Bard Voice Volume Changes Incoming

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

Can you pls make Bard a bit louder( maybe even make him voiceovering almost every movement click)?

Thanks for this feedback eXtreemo! I 100% agree with you on this. I think right before Bard went out I was worried about him being too loud and people thinking the voice would be too weird so I think I brought a few things down a little too low. I have every intention of turning some of his sounds back up. Yay!




Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/13/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 March 2015, 5:11 pm

New Champion Select Music

Champion Changes

Evelynn

  • Dark Frenzy [W] - Now also gets its cooldown reduced by 1 second every time her spells hit an enemy champion. No longer grants movement speed when champions are hit by her spells.

Irelia

  • Equilibrium Strike [E] - Damage reduced to 80/120/160/200/240 (down from 80/130/180/230/280)

Rammus

  • Powerball [Q] - Mana cost lowered to 60/65/70/75/80 (down from 70/80/90/100/110)

Singed

  • Fling [E] - Now deals 50/65/80/95/110 + 6/6.5/7/7.5/8 % of the target's maximum Health (changed from 50/65/80/95/110). Max 300 bonus damage against minions and monsters.

Veigar

  • Equilibrium [Passive] - increased to 1.5% (up from 1%)
  • Baleful Strike [Q] - Range increased to 950 (up from 900). Cooldown changed to 5 at all ranks (down from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5)
  • Dark Horizon [E] - Range lowered to 700 (down from 750) - back to live values

Ziggs

  • Bouncing Bomb [Q] - Mana cost reduced to 50/55/60/65/70 (down from 50/60/70/80/90)

Zilean

  • Rewind [W] - Mana cost now 40 across all ranks (changed from 40/30/20/10/0). Cooldown lowered to 14/12/10/8/6 (down from 18/15/12/9/6)
  • Time Warp [E] - Mana cost is now 50 across all ranks (changed from 50/55/60/65/70)



Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/12/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 March 2015, 6:06 pm

Surprise Party Amumu

Myrmidon Pantheon Texture Rebalance

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Champion Changes

Annie

  • Summon: Tibbers [R] - Tibbers aura now deals 20/30/40 damage (changed from 35 at all ranks)

Aatrox

  • Massacre [R] - Now increases Blood Well's pool by 20% based on how many champions were hit

Galio

  • Righteous Gust [E] - Cooldown changed to 13/12/11/10/9 (from 12 at all ranks)

Veigar

  • Baleful Strike [Q] - Range increased to 900 (up from 850)
  • Event Horizon [E] - Range increased to 750 (up from 700)





Don't miss: Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/11/2015


Top 10 - Rarest LoL Skins 2015




Champion Mastery Hits PBE
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 March 2015, 7:16 pm

Don't miss: Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/11/2015

Champion Mastery Hits PBE

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)




Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/11/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 March 2015, 4:58 pm

New Skins: Surprise Party Amumu, Definitely Not Udyr, Archduke Nasus, Order of the Banana Soraka, Urf the Nami-tee

Texture Rebalance: Pantheon, Lee Sin, Ryze, Kayle and Rumble

URF Mode (might be) Returning to PBE

Surprise Party Amumu

Definitely-Not-Udyr

Urf the Nami-tee

Order of the Banana Soraka

Archduke Nasus

Champion Changes

Darius

Noxian Guillotine [R] - Reworked:

  • Leaps to target enemy champion and strikes a lethal blow, dealing 160/250/340 (+) true damage. For each stack of Hemorrhage on the target, Noxian Guillotine deals an additional 20/20/20% damage.
  • Maximum Damage: .
  • If Noxian Guillotine kills the target, it may be recast within 20 seconds.
  • At rank 3, Noxian Guillotine's cooldown resets entirely on kill.
  • Cost: 100/50/0 Mana
  • Range: 460
  • Cooldown: 120/100/80

Zilean

  • Time Bomb [Q] - AP ratio now .9 (up from .8)
  • Rewind [W] - Mana cost lowered to 40/30/20/10/0 (down from 50 at all ranks)

Nocturne

  • Paranoia [R] - Cooldown lowered to 150/125/100 (down from 180/140/100)

Leblanc

  • Mimic [R] - AP ratio lowered to .6 (down from .65)

Urf Changes

  • Shield Overload: This unit has a shield that can't handle the sheer amount of awesome. Non-ultimate shields cast by this unit have stat scaling (bonus shield strength from AD/AP/Health) reduced by x
  • Heal Embargo: Direct healing effects are currently only x effective.Heal effectiveness will increase gradually over the course of the game
  • Awesome Buff of Awesomely Awesome Buffing: Mana and Energy consumption reduced by 100%*. Cooldown Reduction on Abilities, Activated Items, and Summoner Spells+* Tenacity and Tenaciousness<*Movement Speed and Speed while MovingAttack Speed Bonuses increased by x% (y% for Ranged Champions)Critical Strikes deal **% additional base damage. Health Costs reduced by **



Patch 5.5 Notes
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 March 2015, 5:15 pm

Patch 5.5 Notes

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

Saludos, Invocadores (Greetings, Summoners)

Toot toot! That's the sound of the patch 5.5 buff barge, sailing the ocean of champion diversity. There were a few we had to slap on the wrist for overstaying their welcome but, for the most part, we've got a lot of +1s on the way. As a caveat, while it might feel great for every patch to be held aboard the S.S. Buff Barge, we're being very conscientious about making the directionally right change for each champion. It's still very, very important for champs to remain strategically unique from one another, so we're always hoping to accentuate strengths (or weaknesses) through each update.



Server Maintenance: Patch 5.5
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 March 2015, 5:11 pm

[NA] Server Maintenance: Patch 5.5

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

On 03/12/2015, starting at 01:30 PDT, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 5.5. At 03:00 PDT, 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 6 hours.


[EUW]

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

On 12/03/2015, starting at 03:30 GMT, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 5.5. At 05:00 GMT, 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 6 hours.




Reinboom on Blind Bug

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

Hi guys!
First up: I don't usually jump into the thick of things on champions. However! Sometimes a red posting will bring visibility to those who needs it. (Also sent this to someone who would be better able to handle the other issues). Thanks for the very detailed write up.

 

With that said... there is one of these bugs that specifically caught my eye: The blind bug. A bug like that tends to not be a bug with a champion but instead something more systemic. (Incidentally might explain why it has gone unfixed. Systemic bugs tend to hide much lower than others)
So I'm now looking into that.
And I have results. Usually sharing the details of working on a bug is blegh (unless it's a big one) but this one has some gameplay concerns and insight.




Bard Q&A
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 March 2015, 8:30 am

Bard Q&A

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

Hey guys,

We've gathered a bunch of Rioters from the Bard team for some Q&A about the Wandering Caretaker himself. Whether you're interested in Bard's gameplay, story, art, or sound, ask away and we'll be happy to answer!

Here are some links in case you need to get up to speed:

The Wonder Above
Bard, the Wandering Caretaker, revealed
Bard: Mountain




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