New Skins in the Store
Created a new UI flow for joining games of all types
Updated the Friend List UI
Runes are now stacked in the Summoner profile
A new game mode approaches: Co-op vs. AI!
This mode pits a team of all human players against a team of all AI bots on Summoner's Rift.
This mode is supported by matchmaking, and allows summoners to join the queue solo or with friends.
Summoners may choose between two AI bot difficulty settings: Beginner or Intermediate.
IP and XP rewards are earned, and adjusted based on summoner level and difficulty setting.
The following bots are enabled for Co-op vs. AI:
Coop versus AI will be available to play in the coming days after the patch goes live, but not on release day.
XP & IP Rate Changes
We have completely overhauled the IP and XP system in order to make it more fair. Our intention was to leave the overall XP and IP gained by players unchanged.
Previously, IP and XP were awarded for winning or losing a game. Now, they are granted based on how long the game was, and whether you won or lost.
In a long game, you will make significantly more XP and IP than before. However, in a very short game, you will make less IP and XP. We found it frustrating to be stuck in an hour long games, and then get what was effectively 30 minutes of IP reward.
When calculating the number of minutes the game took, we only award for actual game time. However, we give all games a small fixed bonus reward, which is to give you credit for time in queue and champion selection.
We have also tweaked the formulas so that new players get larger quantities of IP in their first 10 or so levels so that they can unlock their first Champions more quickly.
First Win of the Day remains unchanged – it is still a flat bonus you will receive when you are eligible.
We removed the no-leave-streak bonus and increased the IP rewards in general to compensate. The reason we did this is because we felt that with the new LeaverBuster system, this was no longer necessary.
League of Legends v188.8.131.52
Maokai, the Twisted Treant
Sap Magic (passive): Each time a champion near Maokai casts a spell, he gains a charge of Magical Sap. When he has 5 charges, Maokai's next melee attack drains energy from his target, healing him for a percentage of his maximum HP.
Arcane Smash: Maokai slams the ground, the force of which knocks nearby enemies back and sends an arcane shockwave forward, damaging and slowing his enemies.
Twisted Advance: Maokai dissolves into a cloud of arcane energies. He regrows near a target enemy, dealing damage and rooting it in place.
Sapling Toss: Maokai hurls a sapling, dealing damage on impact. The sapling becomes implanted in the ground, warding a nearby area. When enemies approach, the sapling attacks, exploding in an arcane blast that damages enemies.
Vengeful Maelstrom (ultimate): Maokai shields his allies by drawing power from hostile spells and attacks, reducing non-tower damage done to allied champions in the area. Maokai can prolong the effect as long as he has mana to spend on it. When the effect ends, Maokai unleashes the absorbed energy to deal damage to enemies within the vortex.
Fixed a bug where the sound of Mark of the Assassin could persist after her target died
Base damage increased to 47 from 45
Base armor increased to 18 from 15
Tantrum passive physical damage reduction increased to 2/4/6/8/10 from 1/2/3/4/5
Despair mana cost reduced to 8 from 10 at all levels
Despair now has a new particle to match the area of effect
Fixed a bug where Flashfrost stunned for 0.75 seconds instead of 1 second as the tooltip stated
Fixed a bug where unlike other skillshots, Flashfrost could not be cast from out of range
Initial mana cost increased to 100/150/200 from 25/35/45
Cost per second reduced to 40/50/60 from 50/70/90
Slow duration reduced to 1 second from 2.5
Armor/magic resist modifier changed to -40/-25/-10/5/20 from -40/-20/10/40
Rebirth now always shows the passive in the passive slot, and an additional buff in the buff bar with the current status (ready, active, or on cooldown)
Fixed a bug where Infected Cleaver's PvP.net description was incorrect
Base magic resistance reduced to 30 from 35
Fixed a bug where the Transcendent Blades cooldown tooltip was incorrect
Spirit Bond now properly assigns assist markers to allies that receive the haste bonus
Fixed a bug where Spirit Bond would break friendly spell shields and not apply the haste bonus
Fixed a display bug where Spirit Bond's beam would appear at Karma's feet for enemy players
Fixed a display bug with Bio-Arcane Barrage attacks on several skins
Fixed a bug where the sound of Sigil of Silence could persist after her target died
Fixed a bug where attack damage granted by Fury of the Sands was not showing in your stats/character sheet
Fury of the Sands now updates the buff tooltip to explicitly state how much attack damage granted
Fixed a bug where Undertow could hit the same target twice
Heartseeker Strike now deals damage slower - it takes 0.5 seconds longer to deal full damage
Grand Skyfall now has a small area near the center that deals full damage (previously it was impossible to deal full damage to any target)
Powerball speed reduced by about 15%
Fixed a bug where Slice and Dice would remember your order after casting, causing him to move toward previous locations
Cooldown reduced to 3.5 from 11/10/9/8/7
Base Damage reduced to 30/55/80/105/130 from 50/90/130/170/210
Mana cost changed to 70/70/70/70/70 from 30/65/80/95/110
Missile speed increased to 1400 from 1200
Ability power ratio decreased to .2 from .45
Range increased to 675 from 600
No longer deals damage per tick and deals 60/95/130/165/200 damage up front (down from 80/120/160/200/240 over the duration)
Ability power ratio changed to a flat .6 from .4/.6/.8/1/1.2 (depending on snare duration)
Now deals 5% of Ryze's maximum mana in bonus damage
Cast range increased to 625 from 600
Duration reduced to 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 from 1.2/1.5/1.8/2.1/2.4
Ability power ratio per hit reduced to .35 from .38
Cooldown increased to 14 from 9
Mana cost reduced to 60/75/90/105/120 from 60/80/100/120/140
Cast range increased to 675 from 625
Base damage reduced to 50/70/90/110/130
No longer grants ability power but now grants 15% spell vamp
Area of effect damage percentage reduced to 50% from 65%
Cooldown changed to 70/60/50 from 50/50/50
Duration changed to 5/6/7 from 8
Now grants a passive 75/150/225 mana
Reduced base magic resistance to 30 from 35
Fixed a bug where Ryze's base mana regen did not get updated properly during the previous patch's revamp
Damage reduction to each subsequent target increased to 20% from 10%
Now scales from bonus attack damage instead of total attack damage
Base damage increased to 75/120/165/210/255 from 20/70/120/170/220
Attack damage ratio increased to .95 from .75
Fixed a bug where Undying Rage could not be used while suppressed
Crimson Pact Bonus ability power gained reduced to 1 ability power per 40 bonus health from 25 health
Sanguine Pool no longer grants a speed bonus on use
Fixed a bug where Turrets would sometimes idle while Vladimir was pooled
Fixed a bug where Sanguine Pool would occasionally not properly draw aggro upon exiting his pool
Base magic resistance reduced to 30 from 35
Fixed a bug where Vampiric Scepter improperly showed it could build into Malady
Sight Wards and Wriggle's Lantern wards now have a green top
Vision Wards now have a pink top
Fixed a bug where it said it provided 9 armor but actually provided 8
Armor increased to 10 from 8
Health regen per 5 seconds reduced to 8 from 10
Combine cost reduced to 650 from 800
Cooldown reduction decreased to 20% from 25%
Combine Cost reduced to 425 from 575
Cooldown reduction decreased to 15% from 20%
Ionian Boots of Lucidity cost increased to 700 from 550
Quicksilver Sash magic resistance increased to 56 from 48
Randuin's Omen cooldown reduction decreased to 5% from 8%
Spirit Visage cooldown reduction decreased to 10% from 12%
Soul Shroud cooldown aura reduced to 10% from 15%
New Item: Morello's Evil Tome
Builds out of Fiendish Codex and Blasting Wand (Total Cost of 2350)
+75 ability power
+12 mana regeneration per 5
UNIQUE passive: 15% cooldown reduction
Added a new UI to better convey Shields on the health bar.
Surrender time on Summoner's Rift reduced to 20 minutes from 25
Surrender time on Twisted Treeline reduced to 15 minutes from 17
Smite now deals true damage instead of magic damage
Updated tooltips for Akali, Annie, Ashe, Caitlyn, Cassiopeia, Jax, Malphite, Rammus, Singed, and Zilean