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Preseason Balance Update has arrived!

By Daniel 'DanielPY' Yordanov
Dec 14, 2012 03:21

ImageRiot revealed the first batch of changes that are about to take place. Find all the info inside!

This is the first update that addresses balance issues since the beginning of Preseason. Undoubtedly, The Black Cleaver and champions such as Teemo, Zyra, and Rengar, among others were the main targets of nerfs. Riot Games state that heavy changes are not yet planned as balancing such an immense amount of champions and items would be a hard task and prefer to take things step by step.

League of Legends v1.0.0.153:

Carnivore: health restore adjusted to 20-71 from 34-68


Crescent Strike:

Base damage reduced to 60/95/130/165/200 from 70/110/150/190/230

Pale Cascade:

Orb detonation damage radius reduced
Adjusted orb hit box to better match the visual effect


Maximum pull distance reduced

Lunar Rush:

Cast range reduced to 750 from 900


Volatile Spiderling:

Fixed a bug where Volatile Spiderlings were only lasting for 2.5 seconds, rather than the intended 3 seconds

Skittering Frenzy:

Now immediately starts Elise attacking at her faster attack speed, rather than waiting until her next attack starts


Blade Waltz:

The cooldown and manacost are refunded if Fiora is suppressed while casting Blade Waltz before it has started to have any effect

Master Yi

Alpha Strike:

Initial cast time reduced
Chance to deal bonus minion damage adjusted to 50% at all ranks from 20/30/40/50/60%
Bonus minion damage adjusted to 260/320/380/440/500 from 400 at all ranks


Reduced the startup time before channeling

Wuju Style:

Cooldown reduced at later ranks to 25/23/21/19/17 seconds from 25 seconds at all ranks


Nidalee and all her skins are looking stunningly stylish after receiving a complete Visual Upgrade this patch.


Battle Roar:

Base damage reduced to 50/80/110/140/170 from 60/100/140/180/220
Heal reduced to 10% from 15%

Thrill of the Hunt:

Fade time increased to 1.25 from .75 seconds
Now has fade pushback time (1 second per hit, up to 3 seconds)


Toxic Shot:

Ability Power ratio on impact reduced to 0.3 from 0.4

Noxious Trap:

Damage reduced at later ranks to 200/325/450 from 200/400/600
Fixed: Tooltip now indicates the correct cooldown


Rise of the Thorns:

Damage reduced to 100-440 from 124-549
Missile Speed reduced to 1900 from 2200
Missile Width reduced to 70 from 90

Grasping Roots:

Missile Speed reduced to 1150 from 1325

Vine Lasher:

Fixed a bug where the plant was sometimes slowing by more than 30%


Aegis of the Legion/Runic Bulwark:

Fixed a bug where the Legion Aura from both items was stacking on teams

Blackfire Torch

Fixed a tooltip inconsistency with the cooldown reduction value


Flat Armor Penetration reduced to 10 from 15

Spirit Visage:

Fixed a bug where the item was healing for less than intended

The Black Cleaver:

Armor Reduction per stack reduced to 6.25% from 7.5% (Maximum reduction is now 25% from 30%)

Flat Armor Penetration reduced to 10 from 15 and is now UNIQUE

Youmuu’s Ghostblade:

Flat Armor Penetration is now UNIQUE

Summoner Spells

Smite damage increased to 490-1000 from 445-870

Twisted Treeline

Changed altar capture mechanics:

Taking damage while capturing an altar will now cancel the capture and prevent capturing for 2 seconds
Capture interruptions will be denoted by a shiny particle

Crystal Scar

Tweaked global aura:

Armor penetration removed
Magic penetration removed
Energy champions now receive 2 bonus energy per second
Fury champions now benefit from the aura:
Tryndamere receives 33% bonus Fury for attacks, critical strikes, and kills
Renekton receives 33% bonus Fury for attacks
Shyvana receives 25% bonus Fury for attacks
Healing reduction now only affects self-heals and regeneration
Reduced ranged minion base magic resistance by 5
Reduced super melee minion base magic resistance by 15

Crystal Scar and Proving Grounds

Health Relics will now grant Fury:

Tryndamere receives 10 Fury
Renekton receives 20 Fury
Shyvana receives 6 Fury

Summoner Name Changes

Several million inactive summoner names in NA, EUW and EUNE have been made available for purchase
Summoner name changes are 650 RP (50% off) in the Other tab of the Store until December 26

Ward Skins

Two Snowdown Showdown ward skins can be placed in-game for free during the holiday
The ward skins can be activated and deactivated in the Ward Skins tab in the Store
The ward skins will be removed from all accounts at the end of Snowdown Showdown

Gift Center

The Gift Center will be accessible in the Store through December 26
Players may purchase RP, champions and skins for summoners that were on their friends list in early December
Only new purchases can be gifted – not pre-owned content or RP
There are several additional restrictions on gifting, including:

Only Level 20+ summoners can send gifts
Only Level 10+ summoners can receive gifts
Summoners with active bans cannot send gifts
Rioters are ineligible to send gifts
A maximum of 3 RP gifts and 3 gifts of other types can be sent per day
A maximum of 15,000 RP can be gifted per day
Payment information must be re-entered for each RP gift


Consumable items now display a stack count in the scoreboard
Fixed a bug where Honor animations would sometimes play more than once for users that have already unlocked the crest
Fixed a rare bug where the incorrect Honor animation would play for users with a lot of Honor

Friend Notes

You can now add and edit notes about your friends by right-clicking their name or clicking on the note icon that appears when you hover over their name. You may view friend notes by hovering over the note icon that appears once you have saved a note for that friend. Friend notes are tied to your account and can be accessed anywhere you log into League of Legends
Changes have been made to the scoreboard to improve readability
Adjustments have been made to the in-game chat box font size
Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when closing the shop while the scoreboard was open

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