7-27 PBE Update: Diana and new Cho'Gath skin!

Posted on at 8:05 PM by Moobeat
A new Public Beta Environment  patch has been deployed!

For those uninitiated, the PBE is a test realm featuring upcoming content soon to hit live servers and is often the earliest chance to play the newest champion or check out the freshest skins and features. As with any test realm sort of material, please keep in mind that everything below is TENTATIVE and might change or not actually make it to release.

With that being said, let's dive in to all this delicious new content! We have Diana available for play, a new skin for Cho'Gath, a ton of new & updated splash arts, as well as a slew of balance changes.

Obviously Diana is the shining star ( or moon, eh eh? ) of this update. Below you can find a wealth of knowledge about Diana including her splash art, model, kit, ability ranges, and lore, as well as her release skin Valkyrie Diana.
Diana
Fancy MS Paint graphic of Diana's abilities, ratios ( with 100 AP ), and ranges.
Screen cap of Diana's lore entry
Gameplay Tips & Recommended items.

 Dark Valkyrie Diana
Unfortunately the splash art for this one isn't quite done yet, only a place holder sits in its place.


In addition to Diana, there is also a very menacing skin stomping about the PBE. I present you with the Battlecast Cho'Gath skin, featuring a slew of  new voice overs, particles, and animations.
Battlecast Cho'Gath

Here are some in game cap of Cho's crazy new model, particles, and features.

 While there has been no confirmation just yet, I believe this mechanized menace is almost certainly going to be our next Legendary skin and carry a price tag of 1820 RP.

Also, if you look closely in the back ground of Cho's splash , you might notice a familiar face scuttling along beside Battlecast Urgot. Could this be a sneak peek at an upcoming Skarner skin?
Props to Highskore for the easy to read image!

While it's not quite as exciting as new skins, a ton of champions also received updated splash arts this build. Ryze, Mordekaiser, Kassadin, Ezreal, Cass, and Ashe, as well as a handful of their skins. are sporting new looks - for better or for worse. You can check them out below in an album provided for us by aheroicivillain.



If all that fancy new champion and skin mumbo jumbo doesn't interest you, Reign of Gaming has published a set of tentative, unofficial patch notes detailing the balance changes included in this patch. These, above all else, are the most likely things to be tweaked or removed before hitting live servers so don't overly commit yourself to them.

Ahri

  • Most of Ahri's skills descriptions have been clarified to be more understandable but there was no change to mechanics. 

Amumu

  • Bandage Toss now scales from 70% of AP, down from 100% of AP.
  • Curse of the Sad Mummy now scales from 80% of AP, down from 100% of AP.
  • Tantrum now costs 35 Mana, down from 50 Mana.

Annie

  • Most of Annie's skills descriptions have been clarified to be more undestandable but there was no change to mechanics.

Brand

  • Pyroclasm - Pyroclasm now prioritizes champions for the next bounce instead of increasing missile speed.

Cho'gath

  • Magic Resist increased to 31.25 (+1.25 per level), up from 30.
  • Feast now has a 150 range, up from 100.
  • Vorpal Spikes now grow as Cho'gath grows in size.

Evelynn

  • Agony's Embrace now has a 120/100/80 secs cooldown, down from 150/120/90

Janna

  • Zephyr now scales from 60% of AP, down from 80%.

Lux

  • Finales Funkeln is now named Infinite Light.

Morgana

  • Black Shield now has a 23/21/19/17/15 secs cooldown, down from 23 secs cooldown at all ranks.

Rammus

  • Magic Resist increased to 31.25 (+1.25 per level), up from 30.

Twitch

  • Base damage increased by 52, up from 50.

Urgot

  • Acid Hunter now deals 10/40/70/100/130 damage (+0.85 of AD) instead of 50/80/110/140/170 damage. 

Xin Zhao

  • Damage changed to 55.3 damage (+3.3 per level) instead of 59 (+3 per level)
  • Audacious Charge now deals 70/110/150/190/230 damage, down from 70/115/160/205/250 damage.

Yorick

  • Omen of Famine - The healing effect is halved against minions.

If anything else pops up, I'll be sure to add it. If I missed something, feel free to let me know in the comments!

102 comments

  1. Skarner can be seen in the background of the Cho'Gath splash. Battlecast Skarner FTW!

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    1. that is battlecast urgot actually i think

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    2. he means the scorpion(aka skarner) that's to the right of urgot in the picture

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    3. Behind Urgot...

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    4. It is foreshadowing a new skarner skin <3 Battlecast Skarner <3

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    5. I thought Rammus was suppose to be "Nerfed in every path until the end of time."

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    6. OUCH! Right in the Yorick.

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    7. Yo, there is a splash art of a Droid Skarner skin in the lol wiki.

      http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/e2/Droid_skarner_by_vegacolors-d4zj44k.jpg

      Check it out.

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    8. I saw that on reddit at least a few weeks ago and it's fan made

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  2. Her skin is called Dark Valkyrie as far as is known, I'll snag a shot if I can. =D

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    1. I would appreciate that! Add me on skype ( moobeat ) if you want to get it to me easily :)

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    2. Will do. Caught it as the patch loaded into my PBE client, lots of references to Dark Valkyrie

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  3. http://imgur.com/a/aYFLy#uJT3U

    Here are the models of Diana's skin and Cho. :)

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  4. Anyone else thought of Machinedramon after seeing the Cho Gath skin?

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    1. I did for sure lol. High five!

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  5. now i know why theyre fixing chogath

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    1. Fixes, nerfs, buffs, etc have nothing to do with skin release. They've stated this.

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    2. And you actually believe them?

      Hilarious.

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    3. Naw man its them aliens, ITS A CONSPIRACY!
      Herp derp.

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    4. Blood Lord Vlad was released without buffs or nerfs. Can't explain that

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  6. +100 (AP or bonus AD) is better for the ratio screenshots incase of 0.x5 multipliers.

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  7. I really hope they aren't replacing Ashe's splash. They are all new and look great..why replace them O-o

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  8. They are replacing the Chinese Ashe art that got transferred over. Eg: The Queen and White one. And the new ones look American as well so the detractors can chill their arses.

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  9. Yep, Joel Garza has it right. Nice work! Having checked, the splash is still a placeholder. Oh well!

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  10. They better keep the woad ashe.
    It's awesome and my skin as well c:

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  11. Cho already has a legendary skin;
    Maybe it is a new theme?

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    1. Who says he can't have two?

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    2. I bought it for 975. It's not legendary price

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  12. is there a splash art for Diana's Dark Valk skin?
    I was blown away by her classic splash.

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  13. I was getting ready to complain about Battlecast Urgot not having new voices, but then I realised that Urgot doesn't really speak, and when he does, its heavily machined already, so then I sat down.

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  14. Welp, it has begun
    Slowly Xin will be getting nerfed bit after bit AGAIN and make him useless AGAIN

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    1. xin is a bit op atm, tuning him down is a god thing.

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    2. So?
      Corki has 2 legendary skins that doesnt mean chogath cant
      The 2 legendary are ice tobaggan and Red baron corki

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    3. @Anonymous ...

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      Ice tobaggan corki wasn't a legendary... it was a LIMITED <-- it was 975...but LIMITED, not 1825.

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    4. corki dont have any legendary skins anymore so... and ice tobagan its not legenadry ;)

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  15. I hope they won't change Lux ult name. Infinite Light sound lame.

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    1. On the NA forums, people are protesting the change to Lux's Ulti name, and Frejlord Ashe artwork (maybe Ez's too). So it'll probably be like the last artwork change, where changes weren't made in the end.

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  16. Does anybody have problems with PBE? i can't log.

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    1. I have. The client disappear after I press play. If that's your problem too just check this thread on the forum http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2407768

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  17. They also changed Eve's stealth timer from 8s to 6s. :D

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    1. from 8 to 6? wtf? it was 5 seconds... so how its 8 to 6?

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    2. Evelynn (Remade)

      Shadow Walk (Passive)
      Evelynn fades away into the shadows. She can only be seen by nearby enemy Champions or true sight
      While in stealth, Evelynn regenerates 1% of her max Mana every second
      Casting spells, taking damage, or dealing damage unstealths Evelynn for 8 seconds
      That's from the Eve remake patch. Now it is 6.

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  18. any other new skin or maybe dark valkyrie's splash art???

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  19. I'm pretty upset that they made another skin for chogath since he already has so many and the las one , Jurassic Cho'gath was released a few months ago, there are so many champs that don't have enough skins and the add on the the ones that are gimmicky enough to make a skin for instead of coming up with skins for champs like trundle, karma, rumble,yorick,udyr maybe another one for nocturne since all his skins except for frozen terror suck ...

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  20. No splash for Diana's alt skin yet. It is just a grey placeholder

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  21. Typo for Cho's info image:

    "Animtnios"

    Also, could you clarify a few little details about his new skin through a bit more testing? In the skin spotlight, you can see at 6 stacks right when he;s about to feast Kat, she has an animation around her character sprite; is that an indication to feast now? Also, when cho starts out, his attacks are rotated between left and right hand however eventually he attacks with both hands at the same time. Is this something that happens with levels/amount of stacks? It isn't exclusive with having E activated either as demonstrated a bit past halfway through the video. Thanks for keeping up with the info release as always!

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    1. Whoops, fixed that error

      The double hand hits are the crit animation and the little red circle is the indicator that Cho'Gath's feast can kill the target ( something that's been around for a while ).

      I made up a little picture for it too!
      http://i.imgur.com/QRY4Z.jpg

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  22. FOOOLS!!! URGOT NEEDS THE FCKING RANGE BACK!!!

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    1. Then dont say here say that at the forums!!!

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  23. i wish there was a small tweak for ashe. like a lower cd on her R. she has no steroid , loads of utility but no steroids :V

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    1. Ashes ult cooldown has been nerfed twice and its well diserved if ashe is getting any changes it will either be her wonky passive or her horrendous character stats.

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  24. ugh, Why would they change Lux's ult name to something so generic?

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    1. Probably translates weird for other language clients.

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  25. What about Soraka?! -_-u

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  26. no update to Desperada Cass splash? I suppose it already looks pretty good.

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  27. i dont undestand the point of dianas passive. 20% increased attack speed? unless it increases with level isnt this pointless. They could have just made her base attack speed higher

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    1. It deals aoe magic damage every 3rd hit its like haveing udyrs pheonix stance for a passive thats pretty damn good.

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  28. um y would they make another leagendery skin when his other ones still there so no it just has cool effects i think but who know

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    1. It's not legendary - People who used it on the PBE said it cost 975 RP.

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    2. The skin was beyond amazing!

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    3. it cost 10 rp on pbe, not listed legendary or theme though

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    4. I can confirm it was only 10 RP on the PBE, we simply don't know yet. I'm really doubtful its going to be 975, but Riot has proven me wrong before :P

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  29. Zephyr now scales from 60% of AP, down from 80%.
    Why do they keep nerfing AP Janna? Just because I got first blood against Riven top isn' it -.-. STOP NERFING JANNA PLZ..

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  30. Nerfing AP nuke/grenade Amumu so hard? Seriously?

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    1. I don't understand it either!
      The only position he can be played is jungle atm
      He's never been seen in any offline event as a jungler, so as it seems getting outclassed by others
      He works on solo queue but on the other hand nearly everything can work on solo queue
      So what's the point in nerfing his ratios sooo hard?

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  31. Hey Riot, i got fb as Soraka, nerf her.
    Hey Riot, Irelia engeged in 5vs1 and killed only 3, before death. She NEEDS a buff!

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  32. why rename Lux's "Finales Funkeln" to Infinite Light???
    So boring! - New name isn't even a correct translation.
    ZzZzzzzZZZZzZZz RIOT!

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    1. <3 the old name... sh*t...

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  33. Why does everyone expect "Battlecast Cho" to be 975 or 1820? Wishful thinking??

    I mean, I could understand it being 1820. It would make sense. Though I don't personally think Riot would go for another legendary for him (unless they drop the price of gentleman Cho which is a little doubtful).

    I'm expecting it to be a PFE/3k tier skin, I'm hoping not BUT the skin has ONE THING that no other skin other than PFE has and that's the fact that the skin changed when you level up (or gain stack, I'm not sure which one it is).

    It seems a little subtle, but it is there (for example the missile launchers that appear on his shoulders, granted he doesn't have unique minion and champion kill animations and i doubt RIOT would put the skin on PBE without it being 100% finished.

    I don't know, but I sure as hell don't see it being 975 that's for sure!

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  34. May I ask you something, Moobeat?
    In the pictures where you show the champions and their abilities, specificaly in the ones that show range, can you please include the casting icon? I understand that, in this case, Diana has a special marker for her Q's travel path and I was curious to see how you would aim it. Could you please do this on future champions?

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    1. Alrighty.

      Just so you know the casting icon is a curved line with a circle on the end. you would probably be able to see it had not made the range images too small :(

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    2. Thank you kindly sir. Have a good night

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  35. oh cmon, why are the changing the art? except cassiopea, everyone else looks horrible now . And my Freijlord Ashe instead of looking awesome and rangerish and having excelent detail on her white cape , now looks like a frikking cheerleader.

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  36. I dont like new splash for cass skin :<

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  37. Guess there's no Karma rework this patch either. ): Getting my hopes up for next patch now...And then repeat for the one after, repeat, repeat until she finally gets it.

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  38. No. DON'T rework KARMA. She's perfect now. Solotop/mid/support and even JUNGLE!

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    1. Not like you can stop the rework. And if she's perfect, then why do we see so little of her in high level play? What's the point in having a champ that a select 50 people claim they know how to play her like a pro? The rework will leave her still able to AP mid or Support, so there's little to fear.

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    2. Little, but to fear. Look at Twitch rework. I hope they'll leave Mantra alone - its aweswome and unique. Shield is great, too. The idea of getting ms buff by crossing the 'ms buff line' is good, Q is just not-bad without Mantra. She walks amusing, but i love it.
      I hope reworker will know, that he's working on unique champ. Can u imagine Udyr rework [i know he dont deserve it]..?

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    3. As far as I know for Karma's rework: Her Q has a knockback (More than likely to aid her in a more effective support role), something's got a silence and her W thether will be changed in favour of a more support orientated spell. As far as I know, that's the only spell that's being truly changed. I thik she's retaining her manta - Riot have said that as she is right now (nearly finished) she still reamins largely similar to the current Karma and has the same patterns in gameplay.

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    4. Love u :*
      Can u link it so Moobeat can post it, PLZ u both? :D
      I'm not pleased, but it could be worse :D

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    5. Right, well the thread dates as far back as the Hecarim patch - However, it's a summary of everything Rioters have said about the design status of champs (So ctrl - F to find "Karma") I think it's too old to warrant a posting by Moobeat and it's probably better to wait for the Karma rework which will be out soon, as all that seems to be delaying it is a graphical update. :P Pay close attention to what Riot have identified as her weak points to get some sort of idea as to what to expect back: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=685784

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    6. Thank u. So i missed it. I use Dev Tracker every day and i missed it :(

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    7. No problem :) Well the posts where quite far back this year, so unless you've been using Dev Tracker for a long time, you wouldn't have seen it. Anyhow, I don't believe Riot will have changed Karma's rework drastically since they posted those - At worst, if they change her ultimate (which I believe to be unlikely) it will still be something highly unique. (They are fully aware of Karma's uniqueness) I check for Karma news each day, so I'll post anything new I find here. Although I expect Moobeat will probably beat me to it :P

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    8. Reaction to this conversation: Forever alone.
      Anonymous replied to anonymous.

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  39. May I ask you something, Moobeat?
    In the pictures where you show the champions and their abilities, specificaly in the ones that show range, can you please include the casting icon? I understand that, in this case, Diana has a special marker for her Q's travel path and I was curious to see how you would aim it. Could you please do this on future champions?

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    1. he already replied to your first one, lol.

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  40. I saw Katarina is getting a gameplay rmk on the wiki, can u post about this pls?

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    1. I thought she was just getting a graphic remodel like Ashe got...But maybe I'm wrong.

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    2. http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Champion
      It says visual and gameplay, i knew about the visual, but the gameplay 1 was new to me too.

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    3. Ooooh, so there is. :P Well I just went and checked through surrenderat20 Katarina-posts, and there's one post about Guinsoo mentioning a possible change to her W, so that could be it... Maybe it's worth posting, but we should probably wait for more info on it first.

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  41. Love the Cho'gath skin makes him look like an actual fortress..

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  42. Evelynn passive went down for 8 to 6 seconds (the thing that stealth her)

    Fallen_Crow

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  43. WTF it is with Lux ulti name change? Finales Funkeln is cool, everything in Lux is cool the way it is. Changing the cool name for something so so...(x9000) generic is pure Alistar shit.

    And Moobeat, having something localised to x language doesn't mean that every single word must be translated, and I think the Lux ulti is an example of what you don't need to translate. So yeah now only need to hope that Lux's skill name doesn't get pushed to live. I think people is gonna complaint after being pushed to live, but changing the name without some solid reason behind doesn't make sense. The only thing that makes sense is that the new skill name is more ear candy to new people, but that's all. And I myself think most new people fell that Finales Funkeln is way better.

    In other department, while I love playing Amumu (specially on Dominion :D) it needed decreasing his Q and R AP ratios, the Chogath minibuffs are going to help him quite a bit and the nerf to Yorick sustain nerf... FINALLY!

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  44. Come now everyone, as classic of a champion as Cho'Gath is, he's not getting two legendary skins. Nowadays 975 skins are getting better than legendary skins. New spell effects are common on skins, and voice changes and new models are growing increasingly common eg. Molten Earth Xerath, Infernal Alistar, Glacial Malphite, Full Metal Jayce, Soul Reaver Draven, etc.

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    1. *Scorched Earth, my bad. :P

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  45. Lux

    Finales Funkeln is now named Infinite Light.

    Largest nerf in League of Legends history.

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  46. wtffff why nerf so much amumu ????????????? now you must play him only tank and nothing more niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  47. Do not want that chink bullshit, Michael Jackson motherfucker Ezreal. They whitewash every champion they can to insane degrees and make them look sickly and weak. I've never replaced splash art before, but fuck my balls I will if they fuck my Ez

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  48. f*** you Riot. I LOVE Finales Funkeln! It makes it sound like, when you use it, you are showing your foe his "final" glimpse of light. I dont give a f*** that it referenced some obscure anime. Finales Funkeln was perfect as it was; a name that was interpreted by its player base to mean whatever they wanted it to mean, whether that be "final flash," "giant lazor," or otherwise. Giving it a stagnant name such as Infinite light does not suit the spell at all and dumbs down the depth of its meaning.

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