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Early August Patch Notes

By Tamara 'VANiLLACORE' H
Aug 1, 2012 10:44


ImageThe start of this new month doesn't just bring us 31 days we can spend playing League of Legends. If you wanna read through the changes this new patch is going to cause, read on!

August just started, the sun is shining outside - perfect reasons to stay inside and play some League of Legends. This Early August Patch includes several changes you should definitely add to your game knowlegde!

Also, if you haven't checked out Riot's Patch Preview video on YouTube, head over to their channel to see a few explanations concerning some of the changes live and in color.

League of Legends v1.0.0.144

Diana, Scorn of the Moon

Pending the completion of some further testing on PBE, Diana will be released at a future date.

Amumu

Cursed Touch (Passive)
- Duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4

Tantrum
- Mana cost reduced to 35 from 50

Bandage Toss
- Ability Power ratio reduced to 0.7 from 1.0

Curse of the Sad Mummy
- Ability Power ratio reduced to 0.8 from 1.0

Brand

Pyroclasm
- Missile Speed increased to 1000 from 800
- Missile Speed no longer increases when hitting ablaze targets
- If Pyroclasm strikes an ablaze target, the next bounce will now prioritize champions

Cho'gath

General
- Magic Resist per level increased to 1.25
- Attack Range normalized to 125 from 130

Rupture
- Cast time reduced to 0.5 seconds from 0.672
- Delay normalized to 0.625 seconds from 0.5 - 0.75

Feral Scream
- Cast time reduced to 0.5 seconds from 0.6417

Vorpal Spikes
- Width now increases based on Cho'gath's size

Feast
- Now grants Cho'gath up to 50 additional Attack Range, based on Feast rank and amount of stacks
- Cast time normalized to 0.5 seconds from 0.43
- Range increased to 150 from 100

Evelynn

General
- Recommended items on Summoner's Rift now include Boots of Mobility

Shadow Walk (Passive)
- Restealth duration reduced to 6 seconds from 8
- Dealing periodic damage (ie: Ignite) no longer prevents her from restealthing

Agony's Embrace
- Cooldown reduced to 120/100/80 seconds from 150/120/90

Hecarim

Devastating Charge
- Now more responsive when colliding with opponents
- Initial Movement Speed bonus increased to 25% from 0% (still reaches max speed at the same time)

Onslaught of Shadows
- Enemy flee speed is now higher based on how close the enemy is to Hecarim

Janna

Zephyr
- Ability Power ratio reduced to 0.6 from 0.8
- Fixed: Janna will no longer sometimes retain the passive bonuses while Zephyr is on cooldown

Lulu

Wild Growth
- Fixed: Now completes its effects even if the allied target was about to take lethal damage at the time of casting

Rammus

General
- Now gains 1.25 Magic Resist per level

Rumble

Junkyard Titan (Passive)
- Danger Zone damage bonus reduced to 25% from 30%

Flamespitter
- Damage reduced to 90/160/230/300/370 from 90/180/270/360/450
- Fixed: Flamespitter no longer lasts slightly longer than intended

Twitch

General
- Base Attack Damage increased to 52 from 50

Venom Cask
- Missile Speed increased to 1400 from 1300

Urgot

Acid Hunter
- Damage adjusted back to 10/40/70/100/130 (+0.85 total Attack Damage) from 50/80/110/140/170 (+1.2 bonus Attack Damage)

Xin Zhao

General
- Base Attack Damage reduced to 55.3 from 59
- Attack Damage per level increased to 3.3 from 3

Audacious Charge
- Damage reduced to 70/110/150/190/230 from 70/115/160/205/250

Yorick

Omen of Famine
- Ravenous Ghoul will only heal Yorick for 50% the damage it deals to minions

Omen of Death
- Fixed: The Revenant no longer instantly dies upon casting Omen of Death on an allied Evelynn

Proving Grounds

・ Repositioned Health Relics so players are less likely to unintentionally walk through them
・ Adjusted Nexus turrets
- Nexus turrets reduced from two to one
- Nexus turrets now have an additional 20 Armor, 800 Health, and 30 base Attack Damage
・ Experience curve adjusted so that levels 14-18 take slightly longer to reach

General

・ You can now reset the current audio configuration back to defaults from the audio options menu
・ Battle Training
- The "Buy Boots" quest will now properly fire
- The "Defeat the Lizard Elder" and "Defeat the Ancient Golem" quests will now properly fire when playing as Ashe
- The tip regarding Champion Ultimate Abilities will now show up properly when playing as Ashe
- Soraka Bot and Nasus Bot will no longer get stuck
・ Updated several Champion art assets including splash art and icons for various Mordekaiser, Cassiopeia, Kassadin, Ezreal, and Ashe skins
・ Fixed: Summoner's Insight now correctly works with Promote (now correctly grants bonus defensive stats)
・ Fixed: Custom game bots now lane properly when allied players are jungling
Updated tooltips for Ahri, Annie, Jarvan IV, Leona, Lux and Morgana

New Tribunal Feature

・ Players punished by the Tribunal will now be e-mailed a "Reform Card" which gives additional details about their case

With every patch, we strive to improve the look of the game in varying degrees. We recommend that you have the latest available video card drivers installed.

Original post by Riot.

What's been going through your mind while reading the notes? Is there anything you really like or are some of the changes unneeded when it comes to your opinion? Feel free to discuss in the comment section below.


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