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Patch 7.1 Summary

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by MissMaw on January 10, 2017



Awooo and welcome to the MOBAFire Patch Summary - 7.1!

This is the actual official first patch of the 2017 ranked season! To prepare the newly defrosted Rift for a new season of ranked play, this patch includes a number of balance changes targeted at staple champions, one single item, as well as a few buffs and bugfixes for some of the weaker champions in League. And like 20 nerfs!

Warwick, the resident wolf also receives his rework after years of everyone waiting during this patch, so be sure to check out the details on his kit if you haven't already.

Check out the full patch notes for details on any changes that interest you.

Champion Updates

WTF DID THEY DO TO MY CHAMPION?!
quick access for concerned players

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Anivia
Camille
Draven
Kalista
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Kennen
Lee Sin
Lucian
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Poppy
Ryze
Shyvana
Syndra
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! = Rework / Gameplay Update* = Mostly bugfix(es) and/or display changes+ = Buff- = Nerf~ = Mixed

This section is brought to you by THE Fatelblade:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The dank weedwick has finally been changed and we’re left with Warwick, the Uncaged Wrath of Zaun! After a retcon and a redesign, we’re left with something familiar, but different! He has gained myriad of new and updated skills, and as is the treat nowadays, his ult is a skillshot! He has been transformed into an odious beast that hunts down its prey, never being able to satiate his eternal thirst. For a full rundown of his abilities, visit his reveal page here!. Also check this post here!

Though he can’t see us, we can see him getting changed! Lee Sin, the Blind Monk has been “modernized”. He has lost the stealth detection on his Tempest, and has lost damage on his Dragon's Rage. That dragon is not the only one that has been affected, however! Shyvana has lost the bonus damage to monsters on her Burnout, and will now have a harder time fitting in with her buddies at the .Drake Pit.

The last champion has cast a shadow over the top lane. With Camille, the Steel Shadow, receiving multiple nerfs. Nearly every aspect of her kit has been nerfed in one way or another. She has lost shield duration on her Adaptive Defenses, her health growth has been lowered, her Hookshot gives more warning, and her ultimate, Hextech Ultimatum has a shorter knock away stun. Another top lane behemoth has also been hit by the ban hammer. Specifically, Poppy, the Keeper of the Hammer! Her Iron Ambassador shield lasts a shorter amount of time, and Keeper's Verdict, her ultimate, has lost snapcast damage to lower her bust. Perhaps now our teammates won’t feed on Yasuo anymore.

Camille may have been an issue top lane, but the rest of the map can agree that Syndra is a *****, killing people with one cast of her ultimate, Unleashed Power. In order to fix this issue, Riot has increased the cooldown at levels 6 and 11! She has also had her Force of Will changed, allowing her to deal bonus true damage instead of being able to carry multiple balls. She has also lost some base damages and ratios on the Force of Will. Our constantly changing buddy Ryze has had his Overload shield and movement speed nerfed at nearly every value, hopefully creating a champion that is more enjoyable to lane against.


Item Changes

Void Gate Duration: 150 seconds ⇒ 120 seconds
Cooldown - 150 seconds ⇒ 120 seconds
Voidspawn HP decay - 10% current health every 0.25 seconds ⇒ 20% current health every 0.25 seconds
Voidspawn Structure Damage: 5 per level (max 90) ⇒ 20 per level (max 360)
Removed! - Voidspawn no longer gain 50 health per level
Bugfix - Killing a voidspawn no longer increases your creep score



Notable Misc. Changes / Fixes

  • Living Jungle

    • Scryer’s Bloom: The Auto-Pings on champions has been revamped to be distinguishable from player pings. Recealed wards now also trigger a small auto-ping.

    • Honeyfruit: The pickup radius of the fruits slightly reduced.

    • Blast Cone: Both Malzahar and Rengar can now be affected by allied Blast Cone triggers.

  • Jungle Experience

    • First Clear: Murkwolf, Raptor, Krug, and Gromp camps grant 25% less experience on the first clear

  • League Client Update

    • New Features!
      • Bots available in custom play
      • More settings added under Sound, Interface, and Game
      • Ascension will be added as a rotating game mode
      • Can sort friends that are online via Mobile
      • Players on **** computers will be given an option to enable low-spec mode.


Upcoming Skins


The following skins will be released during patch 7.1:













Firecracker Jinx Chroma (290 RP each)



Share Your Thoughts!

That's it on our end, time to hear from you guys! What do you think of the balance changes this patch? Is it time to uninstall League because of all the nerfs? Will you be picking up any of these overpriced skins?

Let us know in the comments below!



It's finally time to announce the winners of our 2017 Guide Contest! There were a lot of great guides that qualified for this contest, but we could only pick one to win in each category. Check out the honorable mentions for more great guides for each category.

Now let's get to it! :)


Badges



In addition to physical and RP prizes, the author of the winning guide for each category will receive a unique badge for their profile. The badge will be linked to their guide so that anyone can easily check out their awesome guide with just one click!

Winners will also receive a unique title that goes along with their badge! Keep in mind that the badges and titles may take a little while to show up, so be patient!


Winners!






<Perfectionist>

Perfection Isn't Good Enough
Best in show. The guide with the overall best build, content, visuals, etc.

Report Their Support for Trolling (In-Depth Sup. Trundle)

Author: Ahpulzz

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 2800 RP

Ahpulzz' support Trundle guide returns to take the best-in-show prize for the second year in a row! The presentation and content is just as good as last year and the guide has been fully updated for Trundle support players in season 7. Both new and experienced players are bound to learn some things from this excellently crafted guide. Congratulations Ahpulzz on the best guide of this year's contest!





<Crowd Favorite>

My, How They Stare
Top rated guide at the conclusion of the contest, as decided by MOBAFire voters.

Elusive Ferret's Super In-Depth Ahri Guide!

Author: Elusive Ferret

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 2800 RP

Elusive Ferret's Ahri guide once again tops the charts for the most popular guide for the second year in a row. Worth noting that the judges liked this guide as well, but it can only win one category! Congratulations Elusive Ferret on maintaining this top-quality guide and capturing consistent crowds of upvoters.





<Lucky Charm>

Feelin' Lucky?
Lady Luck is smiling. The guide that is randomly drawn from the list of eligible guides.

[SEASON 7] Shyvana jungle total guide - The Most in Depth

Author: SpikeThePike

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 650 RP

The lucky winner of this year's random draw is SpikeThePike's Shyvana guide! This guide covers one of the most popular and successful junglers in the current meta and contains a very aggressive build with a lot of damage and attack speed. Be sure to check it out if you're an aspiring Shyvana player!






<Fabulous>

You Shine Brightly
The most fabulous guide. Best use of images, coding, etc to make the most visually pleasing and easy to read guide.

[S7] Pink Diamond - Jungle Taric Guide

Author: L3gislacerator

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

Who better to represent the most fabulous category of this contest than the gem master himself? L3gislacerator's jungle Taric guide takes an interesting spin on the classic support that was reworked this year. Visually the guide is stunning, using eye-catching colors and images throughout the guide to keep readers interested and entertained. The content of this guide is nothing to sneeze at either, with information expertly organized and presented to help interested Taric players learn the ropes of jungling.






<Backstabber>

This Blade's My Favorite
The overall best guide for one of the 10 reworked assassin champions. This includes Talon, Katarina, LeBlanc, Rengar, Fizz, Kha'Zix, Akali, Zed, Ekko, and Shaco.

S7 [Diamond] - WhiteCrow's guide to SHACOMANIA [+Videos]

Author: White Cr0w

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

White Cr0w has been diligent in updating his extensive Shaco guide to keep up with all the changes to the champion. A diamond player and long-time Shaco enthusiast, White Cr0w is qualified to show you in the ins-and-outs of this complex champion. This guide includes a lot of screenshots and videos illustrating various strategies and mechanics you can learn as an aspiring Shaco player. Props to White Cr0w and all other guide authors who put in the effort to update their guides after major reworks to keep their content relevant for new readers!







<Brawler>

I Stand Resolute
The overall best guide for a champion in the top role.

[S7] Ye Olde Pantheon Top

Author: Swuft

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

After winning the random draw last year, Swuft has put even more effort into his Pantheon guide. This year, he comes away for the prize for best top lane guide on the site! This guide teaches readers the aggressive, early-game-focused Pantheon playstyle and how to adapt to various matchups in order to snowball hard and fast. In addition to the detailed and thorough content, Swuft presents his information alongside helpful images and themed graphics that give the overall guide a very organized feel.







<Stalker>

Nature Isn't Always Gentle
The overall best guide for a champion in the jungle role.

Tinjus - Detailed Kha'Zix Jungle Guide for Season 6.24

Author: Tinjus

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

Tinjus' Kha'Zix guide lives up to its name as it's incredibly detailed. Despite its length, every section is stuffed with useful information, opinions and advice on how to play Kha'Zix jungle after his rework. Tinjus is a Challenger player on the OCE server with a ton of Kha'Zix experience, and his guide reflects all the hard work he's put into learning the champion thoroughly. Be sure to check out this guide if you're looking to try the new Kha'Zix.







<Sorcerer>

Knowledge Through Disintegration
The overall best guide for a champion in the mid role.

The Lady Of Clockwork: We are as One

Author: LadyOfClockwork

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

This guide is both visually stunning and packed with information. LadyOfClockwork covers everything you need to know about playing Orianna in the mid lane and you can tell while reading the guide just how much effort and craft has been put into creating it. This guide was hotly contested between the mid lane and aesthetics judges, but ultimately LadyOfClockwork takes home the prize for best mid lane guide.







<Sharpshooter>

I Always Shoot First
The overall best guide for a champion in the bot lane carry role.

Vapora's Guide To Tristana

Author: Vapora Dark

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

Vapora Dark is the author of a number of highly rated guides on MOBAFire, but his Tristana guide rises to the top of the ADC category in this year's guide contest. Vapora covers not only the basic build and ability information of Tristana, but also some interesting mechanics and lesser-known tricks with the champion. If you're interested in learning to play the tower-destroying yordle this season, look no further than this clean, detailed guide.







<Wingman>

To Protect All
The overall best guide for a champion in the support role.

Time to Shine - Leona Support

Author: MissMaw

Prize: MOBAFire Hat, Champion Figurine + 1380 RP

It's once again MissMaw's time to shine (sorry I had to) with one of her excellent support guides. This year, Leona takes the top spot for the support role. Featuring a golden visual theme based on PROJECT: Leona , this guide is expertly crafted and shows the results of many, many hours of writing fantastic support guides for the MOBAFire community. In a guide that is both detailed and concise, MissMaw covers anything you'd want to know about this aggressive bot lane support to help you shine in your ranked games.




Thanks to all the authors for writing all these awesome guides, and to the judges for spending the time to go through a ton of candidates. I hope everyone enjoyed the contest and may these guides help you with your ranked journey this season.

If you are a winner you will be contacted via email this week to coordinate prizing.


Judges

Our judges helped with going through all the guides that qualified for each category, to help us pick out the best of the best. Thanks to all our judges for helping make this contest possible!


Hoppermh

Judged: You Shine Brightly
Maikeul

Judged: I Stand Resolute
H4xDefender

Judged: Nature Isn't Always Gentle
Shoorima

Judged: Knowledge Through Disintegration
Henryrocks

Judged: I Always Shoot First
WeRrsome

Judged: To Protect All
PsiGuard

Judged: Perfection Isn't Good Enough, This Blade's My Favorite

Patch 6.24 Summary

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by PsiGuard on December 6, 2016



Hello and welcome to the MOBAFire Patch Summary - 6.24!

This is the official first patch of the 2017 ranked season! To prepare the Rift for a new season of ranked play, this patch includes a number of balance changes targeted at staple champions, items and masteries, as well as a few buffs and bugfixes for some of the weaker champions in League.

Camille, the Steel Shadow also releases during this patch, so be sure to check out the details on her kit if you haven't already.

Check out the full patch notes for details on any changes that interest you.

Champion Updates

WTF DID THEY DO TO MY CHAMPION?!
quick access for concerned players

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Akali
Azir
Fiddlesticks
Fizz
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Ivern
Katarina
Kog'Maw
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Master Yi
Nidalee
Rengar
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Shaco
Twitch
Varus
Vayne

! = Rework / Gameplay Update* = Mostly bugfix(es) and/or display changes+ = Buff- = Nerf~ = Mixed

This section is brought to you by Fatelblade:

Taking a peek into the bush, we see our favorite Demacian has finally received a buff! Garen, The Might of Demacia, has gained tons of damage on his Judgment; after being hit by 4 ticks, enemies have their armor reduced by 25%. This synergizes well with The Black Cleaver, a part of a complete Garen breakfast.

Out in the fields, The Harbinger of Doom, Fiddlesticks, has received some love! He gained damage on his Drain, and Dark Wind had its cooldown reduced. On our way to gank mid, we have a mage hell bent on retaking his throne as the King of Mid! Azir has received a buff on his Arise!, allowing him to field an ever larger army. To afford paying these new soldiers, however, Shurima's Legacy has had its spoils reduced. Unfortunately for the Emperor of the Sands, Katarina, the Sinister Blades has machinations for the throne! Voracity has been buffed, and Katarina's dagger are sharper than ever.

That explains the good, but what about the bad and the ugly? Making another jaunt into the bushes, we don't find Garen, but Ivern, the Green Father. I'm sure most of you have had the (dis)pleasure of meeting this mellow fellow, and Riot has noticed that perhaps he needs to be cut down. His Triggerseed has had the slow massively reduced, and the mana cost increased. Soon, he'll be the one pushing up daisies. Good things happen in threes, and this is no exception. Twitch has lost copious amounts of damage on his Deadly Venom, and his Venom Casks have gained some weight; they have had their mana costs increased. Ratatouille is back on the menu! Some champions have tried hiding in the shadows to avoid the nerfs, but Riot sees all, and Riot nerfed the Night Hunter, Vayne. She has lost damage on her Tumble, and perhaps its name will soon become fall! Rengar also had his claws clipped, losing damage on his Bonetooth Necklace.


Item Changes

New Build Path - Blasting Wand + Amplifying Tome + Ruby Crystal + 915 gold
Total Cost - 3200 gold ⇒ 2600 gold
Health - 400 ⇒ 300
Ability Power - 100 ⇒ 75
Slow - 20% for 1 second in all cases
Recipe Cost - 765 ⇒ 665 gold
Total Cost - 1600 gold ⇒ 1500 gold
Liandry's Torment Total Cost - 3200 gold ⇒ 3100 gold



Masteries

Cooldown 30 seconds ⇒ 45 - 30 seconds (at levels 1-18)
Shield Per Nearby Enemy 7% ⇒ 5% (25% maximum)
Stack Duration - 4 seconds ⇒ 6 seconds
Max Stacks - 10 ⇒ 8
Attack Damage Per Stack - 1-6 (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 1-8 (at levels 1-18)
Max Attack Damage - 10-60 ⇒ 8-64



Notable Misc. Changes / Fixes

  • Spectator Mode

    • Each team’s Elemental drake buffs are now tracked in spectator mode

    • For Poro King matches, charges toward summoning the Poro King are now tracked in spectator mode

    • For Nexus Siege matches, structure takedowns (offense) and charges toward the Obliterator (defense) are now tracked in spectator mode

  • League Client Update

    • Rotating game modes are now available in the updated client starting with Legend of the Poro King. (Known issue: custom games do not yet support rotating game modes.)

    • Players can once again spectate their friends’ games by right clicking them on the friends list and choosing “Spectate Game”.

    • Players can now change their keybindings from the updated client without having to go into a game.

    • Added a “Low-spec mode” switch in settings that lets players turn off certain animations and effects if they’re suffering from performance issues. Right now this mostly affects some minor aspects of the champ select experience, but we'll expand Low-spec mode to cover more features in upcoming patches.

    • Players will now see a notification when they receive a gift.

    • Made a number of improvements to reduce client lag and make key decision points in champion select more noticeable.

  • Launching yourself or an ally into the air via Blast Cone no longer counts as an enemy displacement effect for the purposes of an active enemy Yasuo's R Last Breath airborne check.

  • Implemented colorblind improvements for Elementalist Lux 's Fire and Magma form Prismatic Barrier shields

  • Jhin's Deadly Flourish no longer plays Jayce's Shock Blast audio on cast if both champions are in the same game


Upcoming Skins


The following skins will be released during patch 6.24:



Share Your Thoughts!

That's it on our end, time to hear from you guys! What do you think of the balance changes this patch? How will the changes to the jungle affect your play? Will you be picking up any of the new winter skins?

Let us know in the comments below!


We're happy to announce an update to our old Subscriptions system. This new system has many more features, so it has been renamed to "Notifications" with the Subscription system as a subfeature.


Activity Notifications



With this update you will receive notifications for comments and activity on your content. Guides, threads, questions, comments, blogs, etc! Now there is an easy way to know when other MOBAFire members respond to or favorite your content.

Look for the bell icon in the top right. If it lights up that means you have a new notification!




If you do not want to receive all types of notifications you can selectively enable or disable different notification types in your notification settings tab.

Subscription Notifications

The Subscriptions system is unchanged, but your subscriptions notifications will now be housed in a tab on your Notifications page.

You can subscribe to threads or comment feeds and receive notifications when a user posts in those feeds. Just hit the "Subscribe" button on any thread or comment feed!

Friends and Friend Notifications



You can now mark other MOBAFire members as a friend and receive notifications based on their activity. Just hit the "Friend" button on a user's profile page to mark them as your friend!




Get notifications whenever your friends post content, update their guides, etc! Friend notifications include their avatar to easily identify which of your friends the notification is for.




If for whatever reason you don't want other members to receive activity updates from you there are options in the notifications settings to selectively enable or disable what kind of content other users can follow from you.

Email Notifications


In addition to on-site notifications, you now have the option to receive email updates for MOBAFire activity! Top level guide comments, commendations, and answers to questions are enabled by default, but you can enable or disable whatever types of content notifications you want in your Notification settings.

Mentions Feature


Another new feature we're excited to share with you is mentions! Simply type @username and you will get a popup to select the user you want to notify. This will create the mention bbcode for you ( [mention=username] ) and send a notification to the user you mentioned. Easily get someone's attention with this nifty new feature, or provide a quick link to their profile for other members. :)

If you find that you're simply too popular to receive mention notifications you can disable or enable them in your Notification settings.

Ad Updates


As always, MOBAFire strives to improve the ad experience for our users. As part of the general improvements we've been working on we've added a new "Report Ad" button to the bottom right of every ad. Hitting this button on ads that are breaking our guidelines (no auto playing audio, no heavy video ads, no adult material, etc) will report the ad to us and allow us to easily remove it.

We have also added a small message requesting ad block users to whitelist MOBAFire. As you all know we rely on ads to keep our sites running and we appreciate each and every user that helps support us by whitelisting us!

Misc Updates

Tables now have the border and border-radius parameters. Give your tables borders using the format border="1px solid #000000" etc. Border radius gives your table rounded corners, the higher the radius the more round the corner (ex: border-radius="5px").

I have borders and border radiuses, huzzah!!!

Code!


We have also updated the standard color set for fonts, replacing Dark Yellow and Purple by Gold and - a new shade of - Purple, a great suggestion from our SMITEFire mod, Zilby. :)


We hope you've enjoyed these updates, and as always please leave any feedback or suggestions that come to mind!

Patch 6.23 Summary

by PsiGuard on November 21, 2016



Hello and welcome to the MOBAFire Patch Summary - 6.23!

This is a small patch with some fairly significant kit changes to a handful of champions. Most notably, Shyvana received a small gameplay update focused mostly around her dragon form. This patch also includes a few adjustments to items, numerous bug fixes and of course, Elementalist Lux .

Check out the full patch notes for details on any changes that interest you.

Champion Updates

WTF DID THEY DO TO MY CHAMPION?!
quick access for concerned players

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Akali
Anivia
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Katarina
Lux
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Orianna
Rengar
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Yorick

! = Rework / Gameplay Update* = Mostly bugfix(es) and/or display changes+ = Buff- = Nerf~ = Mixed

Shyvana received major changes to most of her abilities. Her passive, Fury of the Dragonborn now grants her extra stats if her team kills dragons, and she deals 10% more damage to dragons directly. This comes at the cost of the free resistances she would gain with level and these bonuses no longer double in dragon form.

Burnout no longer leaves a flame trail behind Shyvana when used in dragon form. Instead, the size of the AoE grows depending on the rank of Dragon's Descent. Flame Breath received even more significant changes, as it is now a skillshot that stops upon hitting an enemy champion. In dragon form, the fireball explodes on impact, scorching the ground and marking enemies to take bonus damage from Shyvana's autoattacks.

Finally, Dragon's Descent gives bonus health and range, though it no longer provides additional passive resistances. The range of the dash is 100 units shorter, but Shyvana can no longer be knocked out of the dash.

Anivia also received a battery of changes, with Crystallize cooldown reducing from 25 seconds to 17 seconds at all ranks. Frostbite has a 1 second shorter cooldown, but only deals double damage against targets hit by Flash Frost or a fully formed Glacial Storm. Anivia's ultimate now deals less damage initially, but grows to max size more quickly.

Malzahar's Void Swarm received a number of changes this patch. In short, Voidlings can effectively chew through minions affected by Malefic Visions, but won't spawn as many new Voidlings and no longer increase in attack speed when there are three or more Voidlings present. In exchange, Malzahar can now store up to 2 charges of Void Swarm, each costing only 40 mana.

Apart from those larger changes, Akali and Shen received some buffs this patch. Akali's changes were mostly slight increases to ratios on Twin Disciplines and Crescent Slash in addition to a lower energy cost on Twilight Shroud. Shen's armor and health growth stats were increased, giving him more durability as he gains experience.


Item Changes

On-hit damage: 6% of the target's current health ⇒ 8% of the target's current health
Attack speed: 0% ⇒ 25%
Combine cost: 1150 gold ⇒ 1050 gold
Total cost 2700 gold ⇒ 2600 gold
Combine cost: 1000 gold ⇒ 700 gold
Total cost 3300 gold ⇒ 3000 gold


Notable Misc. Changes / Fixes

  • Plants are now immune to critical strikes and lifesteal.

  • Fixed a bug where consuming Honeyfruit flagged you as 'in combat' for the purpose of various out of combat passives.

  • CRIMSON RAPTOR EXPERIENCE 65 ⇒ 15

  • LESSER KRUG EXPERIENCE 5 ⇒ 15 (Ancient Krug and Krug unchanged)

  • If Teleport or Recall's channel is interrupted by someone other than yourself, the camera will now snap to your location.

  • The League Client Update is now in Open Beta.

  • Autofill has been enabled in all draft queues at all times. You are still guaranteed to get your primary or secondary position if you’ve recently been autofilled, you recently queued for support or fill, or are in a promo series.

  • Fixed a few bugs where Shaco and LeBlanc clones weren’t properly transferring kill credit to Shaco and LeBlanc themselves (ex. Mejai's Soulstealer).

  • Playful / Trickster's damage no longer fires if Fizz dies while on top of his pole.


Upcoming Skins


The following skin will be released during patch 6.23:



Share Your Thoughts!

That's it on our end, time to hear from you guys! What do you think of the kit changes to Shyvana, Anivia and Malzahar? How will the item changes affect balance this patch, and do you expect some builds to change? Will you be spending ultimate amounts of RP to pick up Elementalist Lux ?

Let us know in the comments below!