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Preseason Balance Update #2

By Patrick 'Dragonnidh' Koglgruber
Jan 16, 2013 15:42

ImageRiot released the patch notes for the Preseason Update #2, and there are some huge changes, including nerfs to Evelynn, Kha'Zix, Talon and Riven.

With all the changes introduced to League of Legends in the beginning of Preseason 3, Riot are still nowhere near balancing everything out. They are for sure working hard day and night on the very important task though and we will all see some of the results in the upcoming patch.

Here are some of the most important changes on champions, including buffs on Annie, Diana and Rengar, and nerfs to Talon, Khazix and Evelynn.


Mana cost reduced to 60/65/70/75/80 from 60/70/80/90/100

Targeting cone is now attached to Annie

Molten Shield
Cooldown reduced to 10 seconds from 16
Duration reduced to 5 seconds from 8


Pale Cascade
Orb detonation has been adjusted to better match Diana’s basic attack range
Shield duration increased to 5 seconds from 4

Lunar Rush
Cast range increased to 825 from 750


Hate Spike
Mana cost increased to 16/22/28/34/40 from 14/18/22/26/30
Bonus attack damage ratio increased to 0.5 from 0.4

Damage reduced at later ranks to 35/55/75/95/115 from 35/60/85/110/135
Bonus attack damage ratio increased to 0.5 from 0.4

Agony's Embrace
Damage changed to 15/20/25% of the target's current health from 15/20/25% of their max health
Cooldown increased to 150/120/90 seconds from 120/90/60
Cast range reduced to 650 from 800


Unseen Threat
Damage reduced at later levels to 15-190 from 15-220
Slow reduced to 25% from 35%

Taste Their Fear
Bonus attack damage ratio reduced to 1.5 from 1.6
Isolation bonus attack damage ratio reduced to 2.0 from 2.4

Lee Sin

Fixed a bug where the tooltip incorrectly stated that Lee Sin regained energy when the shield was broken

Iron Will
No longer grants armor while active
Life steal and spell vamp increased to 5/10/15/20/25% from 5/9/13/17/21%

Slow amount reduced at earlier ranks to 20/30/40/50/60% from 30/37.5/45/52.5/60%
Range reduced to 600 from 800


Base movement speed increased to 335 from 330

Aqua Prison
Cooldown reduced to 14/13/12/11/10 seconds from 16/14.5/13/11.5/10

Tidal Wave
Missile speed increased to 850 from 750


Unseen Predator
Fixed a bug where Rengar could leap while rooted

Attack speed duration increased to 4 seconds from 3
Fixed a bug where Savagery could be used three times consecutively

Battle Roar
Empowered Battle Roar now heals for 60-400 (based on champion level) instead of 10% of his Rengar’s health

Thrill of the Hunt
Initial delay reduced to 1 second from 1.25 (still can be delayed up to 3 seconds)
Stealth duration increased to 7 seconds from 5


Base health regen reduced to 6 from 10.4
Health regen per level reduced to 0.5 from 0.9

Shield amount increased to 70/100/130/160/190 from 60/90/120/150/180

Blade of the Exile
Cooldown increased to 110/80/50 seconds from 75/60/45
Targeting cone is now attached to Riven


Noxian Diplomacy
Bleed damage reduced to 10/20/30/40/50 from 18/36/54/72/90
Bleed bonus attack damage ratio reduced to 1 from 1.2

Fixed a bug where the damage amplification did not actually apply
Fixed an bug that sometimes caused Talon’s Rake to fire backwards after using Cutthroat.

Shadow Assault
Damage reduced at later ranks to 120/170/220 from 120/190/260
Bonus attack damage ratio reduced to 0.75 from 0.9

For the full list of changes, head over to the official Riot post. You can also check the patch preview video over at YouTube.



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