8-22 PBE Update: Syndra and Arcade Sona

Posted on at 7:09 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Syndra's default model, her release skin Justicar Syndra, a new Arcade Sona skin, tons of balance changes, and a new refund button in the store highlight the big changes this PBE patch.

Syndra, Arcade Sona, and Justicar Syndra.
Continue reading to catch the scoop on all of the exciting new changes, but please remember all this information is tentative and subject to change.

While the files for Syndra, our next champion who was previously revealed at Gamescom, are lurking within this PBE update, RiotNyandalee regretfully informed us she will not be playable in this build. Too bad that doesn't stop us from peeking at her model, lore entry, tips & tricks, and her release skin, Justicar Syndra!
Syndra
Syndra's lore entry.
Gameplay tips + recommended items.
Justicar Syndra
This was a model swap, but her particles are light instead of dark. I bet her orbs are going to be made of light for this skin.
If you are curious about Syndra's kit and abilities, I'll defer you to S@20's previous post on the matter,which includes all the Gamescom information about her. As soon as she becomes playable on the PBE, I'll be sure post updated information.



We do have an exciting new skin for Sona in this build. Feast your eyes upon Arcade Sona. Her model name is "PaxSona" but it has been confirmed that she will not be exclusive to the upcoming PAX event; she will enter the store and be available for everyone.
Arcade Sona
An expertly crafted image detailing all of Arcade Sona's fancy new effects and particles.
In the game files, Arcade Sona is listed as "PaxSona" but it turns out she is going to be available to everyone!

The two skins from the previous update, Pool Party Ziggs and Astronautilus, as well as Arcade Sona, Syndra, and Justicar Syndra all have a work in progress placeholder in place of their splash arts.So, for now,  all we get to look at this boring grey thing:

Here are the tentative balance changes found in the patch. These come transcribed from Reign of Gaming's latest set of unofficial PBE patch notes.
Alistar
  • Headbutt range reduced from 650 to 600.
  • Base movement speed reduced to 300 from 305.
Corki
  • Valkyrie cool down time increased to 26/23/20/17/14 seconds from 20/18/16/14/12 seconds.
Diana
  • Crescent Strike damage reduced to70/110/150/190/230 (+0.7*AP) from 80/125/170/215/260 (+0.8*AP).
  • Lunar Rush's cooldown increased to 25/20/15 seconds from 20/16/12 seconds.
  • Base HP/5 reduced to 6 from 9.
Evelynn
  • Dark Frenzy 's cooldown lowered to 15 seconds at all levels from 20.
  • Ravage's range increased from 225 from 185.
  • Agony's Embrace cooldown reduced to 120/90/60 Seconds from 120/100/80 Seconds.
Ezreal
  • Essence Flux now deals 70/115/160/205/250 (+0.8*AP) magic damage from 80/130/180/230/280 (+0.7*AP)
  • Mystic Shot's mana cost reduced to 28/31/34/37/40 Mana from 30/35/40/45/50 Mana. 
Gragas
  • Body Slam's mana cost increased to 75 from 50.
Graves
  • Quick Draw's bonus attack speed lowered to 30/40/50/60/70% from 40/50/60/70/80%.
Karthus
  • Wall of Pain changed to "Magic Resist reduced by 15 % " from "Armor and Magic Resist reduced by 15/20/25/30/35 " and wall's length increase per rank is now showed in the tooltip.
Nunu
  • Ice Blast's attack speed and movement speed slow duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4 seconds.
Shen
  • Shadow Dash's cooldown increased to 16/14/12/10/8 Seconds from 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 Seconds.
Twitch
  • Expunge's damage increased to 40/50/60/70/80 from 20/35/50/65/80 and the mana cost has been decreased to 50/60/70/80/90 mana from 70/75/80/85/90 mana.
Ziggs
  • Mega Inferno Bomb's reduced damage to enemies further away from the center of the blast has been increased to 80% from 75%.


The shop underwent some maintenance and there is now a REFUND button in the store! Don't get too excited though, if you look in the bottom left corner you'll see the number of "Refund Credits" you have left on your account. As you may have deduced, each refund expends one of these credits.
Currently, if you message Riot support, they are able to refund up to three semi-current (within the last 30 days ) purchases. It seems like this is just that process streamlined to avoid Riot spending man hours on something they could easily automate.

159 comments

  1. @MOOBEAT: Hey Moobeat I was just wondering if you've heard anything about nocturne :D new skin?!! :D

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  2. Summoner Rider Chaos? Order?
    New summoner spells? New champion?

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    1. These are minions

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    2. Blue team used to be order, and purple team used to be chaos. "Rider" means Siege Rider minions, which were what the models for the promoted minions used to be. Or maybe I'm totally wrong, who knows?

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    3. No that's right, those files have been there since beta times as they are the minion ones

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  3. What happends with AstroNautilus!???

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    1. Learn english 1st scrub, now gtfo and wait.

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    2. Internet anonymity sure is a thing of beauty.

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    3. I agree...bitch

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    4. 2 up - my dick is waiting for your face to come.

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  4. Just a question. What the fuck is "Syndara"?

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    1. The upcoming AP champion after Rengar.

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    2. Obviously you didn't look closely. This was some troll pointing out the spelling error in this post.

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    3. Do you see anywhere her name to be spelled Syndara?Cause I don't...

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    4. Actually he's right. I believe the spelling was fixed.

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  5. No new splash arts for existing champs?
    Boo

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    1. 90% of new spashes are just bad. gtfo.

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    2. I disagree with your disagree

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    3. I think some of them are quite nice, some are pretty ugly. For example Amumu, GP, Malz, Corki, Morde are pretty nicely designed but Rene and Teemo don't look really well. Rene gives you 2D feeling in my opinion.

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    4. Ashley Sutton gtfo fag you are too stupid to understand. GTFO.

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    5. "Ashley Sutton gtfo fag you are too stupid to understand. GTFO."

      I bet you get bullied all year round (: muscle man with the keyboard.

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  6. PAX sona <3 cant w8 to see the splash.....hope it has different sounds when using each skill...

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    1. a remake for pentakill sona would be nice too :D

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    2. There's a video that shows what the sounds are like....

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  7. Replies
    1. I DONT EVEN PLAY SONA AND I WANT IT.

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    2. I would drive myself out to Seattle just for her ultimate. Srs.

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    3. I live in Pullman on the east side of Washington and I would too but tickets are sold...ughh

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    4. lol I love her ult cuz it makes people dance.

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    5. ^ It always did...

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    6. i know, i meant that it now has that dance revolution game animation. I thought it was clever lol.

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    7. I was so sad to see the PAX tickets sold so fast... I live like 4 hours away (Spokane)so it would have been an easy drive :(

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    8. I live in Australia and I want it...

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    9. arcade sona > riot graves

      want that skin so hard

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    10. I want all the Arcade sona's! i hope i'll be in the store. Even if its PFE priced i'd buy it

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  8. yeah cant wait for syndra she sounds great

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    1. you get the fuck out

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    2. Nah you gtfo scrub.

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    3. No you gtfo noob I pwn u so hard ur mom will be cring lol 1v1 noob

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    4. GTFO umad bitch, learn english and taste my poop.

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    5. zomg hou can u say "umad" an 'sult sum1s eng u nub gtfo n eet u own pup lol so nubish u fag

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    6. I find this discussion highly relevant to my interests

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    7. My nipples are hard

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  9. Sona now has her midriff exposed with her giant tits <3 Riot

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  10. Oooooooohhh!!! I WANT DAT SONA SKIN! :D

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  11. I really hope that Sona skin isn't PAX exclusive, don't make me go on a bidding rampage riot :(

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    1. IT ISN'T Phreak SAID IT! It will be like Full Metal Rammus - FREE AT PAX / Paid in shop

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  12. Btw @moobeat, I notice what Katarina now have 5(instead of 4) bouncing blades, but in description is says 4) Not sure if it's from lvl1, but on lvl5 it bounce 5 times.

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    1. It's just the way it is worded, it basically says you throw a dagger at a target, that bounces to four nearby targets. So it says five, but it's just worded oddly at first glance.

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  13. Pax Sona!! Awesome skin.. YES Eve's ult cooldown reduced!! HAHAHAHA!!

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  14. Eve's mana costs on Hate Spike were also changed from

    19/23/27/31/35 Mana

    to

    14/18/22/26/30 Mana

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  15. "Justicar" Syndra? Does that mean she's gonna look like Samara?

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  16. @Moobeat:

    Syndra and Justicar Syndra can be viewed on Lolking.net's Model Viewer right now.

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  17. All 3 members of the AD Carry Terror Trio(Graves Ez and Corki)have finally been nerfed.

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    1. But Ez got buffed.

      Now he's got the shortest CD blink in an AD carry, the only AS reduction on an ADC, and a long ranged AD scaling poke.

      He's hopefully in line for a nerf come next patch, if not prepare to see even more than you see now.

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    2. OH SHIT!!! I read it wrong! They actually gave Ez a BUFF! "Mystic Shot's mana cost reduced to 28/31/34/37/40 Mana from 30/35/40/45/50 Mana" Riot, you wanna explain this?

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  18. Ezreal is the AD Carry with the highest win ratios... so lets buff him, that should balance it ¬¬

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    1. He was only OP because people started to realize that maxing W wins bottom lane easily.

      Maxing W is an AS debuff and passes through minions without damaging them. Guess who're you're fighting botlane? An AD carry, who is the most affected by Ezreal's AS debuff.

      Maxing Q is what noobs did, and Riot wanted to change that.

      Buffing Q and nerfing W is still a net nerf to Ezreal. Learn to play the position before you make a comment like that.

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    2. Honestly i see his W as being balanced, it has a longer cooldown than his Q and it costs a TON of mana.

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  19. Poor nerf for Diana...
    I think she continues OP

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    1. I've been waiting for her to get nerfed to the ground unfortunately, this doesn't cut it. Increase the cooldown on her ult to make people who didn't land the skillshot pay when they quickly press R after Q.

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    2. To bad she isnt OP.

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    3. Try dodging to Dianas right side when she uses Q. If you're quick enough it's way safer than trying to run from it. That said you can dodge a lot of dmg with that.

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    4. diana was completly balanced. shes simply akali in mana form that does her job a lot worse. her ultimate consumes all marks so u cant spam it, does little damage, q is easy as balls to avoid and her e has an extreamly low range. there was no reason to nurf her. her base damage was fine but shes an assasin so shes suposed to nuke.

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    5. supertrace youre an scrub idiot, gtfo, go play scrub somewhere else.

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    6. Could you ban that sorry-ass IP already?

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    7. Yeah if people to continue to be like that I see the removal of anon posts coming again... I wouldn't mind to exclude kiddos like that

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    8. @all 3 up GTFO and STFU kids, go play dota2 or hon.

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  20. Any thing on that Katarina skin that just had the texture last time?

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  21. i will get that sona skin even if it requires me to delete taric from my account.
    (wich is the last thing i would do)

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  22. The mana cost on hatespike was reduced by 5 at all ranks.

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  23. FINALLY. Nunu has finally been nerfed! The slow should really be 1-2 seconds since the ice ball does so much damage.

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    1. personaly hated nunu because they gave an undodgeable nuke a cc that lasted forever and reduced ur stats by a lot. hardly balanced.

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    2. Bear in mind that this is Nunu's only decent source of dmg. Landing ult is pure luck in 99% of the cases. AA dmg is very low and consume is useful only early-mid game. 3 seconds will do (saying this as a Nunu player)

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  24. Oh now there's a refund button. :/
    I wish we had that a while back.

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    1. I've always wanted to ask in a support ticket if they could reset my account, taking away everything and giving back all rp and ip spent (not money back, just the points) so I could restart and do things better. That would be more of a loss to me than a gain, though probably would be a no go.

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  25. buying sona with rp? ishiggydiggy

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  26. is it possible to refund a purchase from a long time ago, ie: I bot a skin for old Xin Zhao a few months ago, but then they changed him and I don't like the new Xin Zhao, so can I get a refund on that, or is it stuck?

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    1. God i hope so because then this might be a piss off lol

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    2. It's likely (but not confirmed, so have hope) that they'll set the 30 day limit that they have attached to their current method of returning champions / runes.

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  27. More nerfs on Alistar pls .. Riot is making him more still more and more useless ..

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    1. He is still a walking CC machine, stop QQing and l2p.

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    2. QQing is what Rengar does hes just saying that If they continue to nerf ali he will be underplayed, he may still be good but not as good. ( I really only commented to say QQing is what Rengar does, I mean with the ferocity stacks and stuff o.o lol)

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  28. OMG that Sona skin is the best thing I have ever seen. Pity it's a PAX skin though, that is gonna be in high demand!

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  29. Pax Sona.. wanntttt Curse you paxxx

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  30. Will Arcade Sona be available on the EUWE Server?

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    1. nah RIOT have decided they are only releasing skins for NA servers now

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    2. Good, EU servers pussies dont deserve new skins.

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    3. Anon is a faggot.

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    4. So youre faggot as well. Hue.

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  31. why u no leave alistar alone ?

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    1. Perhaps because hes one of the most picked and useful utility champs in ranked might have something to do with it

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    2. becasue he was banned all the time. he was a free win u just click two buttons and kill someone in ur lane cuz their stunned for like 3 seconds.

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  32. Finally a refund button for those few times I REALLY regret something. I'm tired of the support going "sorry we refunded your account once even though it was over a year ago, we can't do it ever again".

    In other news, I'm glad they made Ziggs's outer-ult-radius slightly less punishing. As fun as that thing is to hit properly, the damage you lose from the secondary AoE is really annoying.
    PAX Sona better not be PAX-only. Skins aren't meant to make people jealous, they're supposed to be for everyone to enjoy. Not only that, but it favors people who live in the USA. Those of us in Australia, New Zealand, etc have to sit and suffer whilst these cool skins go straight past us.

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    1. I totally agree... So sad, like the Riot Graves and Pax Sivir.

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    2. So far all skins even the named Graves one were in the shop except guess what - Pax Jax, Sivir and probably Sona... As a retrogamer and Sona player it stings quite a lot to see this skin out of reach (most likely). I'll try everything to get one nonetheless even if I have to sell my soul.

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  33. So you can only refund skins?

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    1. The Reason that he cannot Refund Sona (like seen in the Picture) is Because he haves a Skin on Her? (Arcade Sona :P)

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  34. The Sonna skin is so god damn cool! I think I'll buy it when it gets out!!

    The refund system is nice! Gona use it when it comes out lol :b

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  35. do you know if the refund works with bundled champs? For instance, talon double bundle?

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    1. You bought Talon bundle? lol kid for you nothing will work. (youre a scrub, gtfo)

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    2. huh? I don't even understand why you're upset. Have I offended you somehow?

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    3. Yes, you offended me by posting here while beeing a Talon player scrub. just gtfo and there will be peace.

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  36. Wow I really hope people who already got a refund are not fucked over now...

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  37. good job riot, lets nerf a champion that is already useless lategame because of the usual "new char = op ;_;" whining from retarded noobs. rip diana.

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    1. Diana rip? lol gtfo scrub kid.

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  38. I dont understand the Ziggs change. Are they saying the damage on is ult is increased in the outer ring (aka if you just barely nick someone). Or are they saying his damage is increased if you throw the bomb from further across the map?

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    1. This > "ult is increased in the outer ring (aka if you just barely nick someone)"

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  39. @The kid who calls people scrubs and tells them to gtfo: How about you gtfo and leave this site? Your comments are toxic and immature.

    On topic: too bad Arcade Sona is a PAX only skin, it's amazing.

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    1. I agree, let's ban this sorry-ass spamming troll IP already!

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    2. both of you gtfo scrub kids noobs. and lick my anus while leaving.

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  40. Am i the only one noticing that while this site becomes more popular we see more
    Anons that act like complete asses?


    Guess that's what happens with anonymity...

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    1. posted by "anonymous"
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  41. FYI. Phreak says:
    AFAIK Arcade Sona will be equivalent to Metal Rammus:

    Given out at a convention, but available to everyone.

    Link: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=28554356#28554356

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  42. Quote from Phreak at the "Arcade Sona?" thread:

    AFAIK Arcade Sona will be equivalent to Full Metal Rammus:

    Given out at a convention, but available to everyone.

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    1. As usual, Phreak just filled my heart with joy. :)

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  43. v.v where is my Soraka rework :( It's been forever!!

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    1. Agreed! It feels like I'm the only one irritated with not getting Soraka yet. It worries me. I hope they don't ruin her. The wait is killing me.

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    2. Let's hope we won't wait as long as we did for stealth rework.

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  44. Still no Model+Art upgrade for Nidalee? Depressing since just having to look at her makes me feel like puking.

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  45. Wonder why everything states Riots current refunds are for max 30 days ago purchases; I just got refund and all of the champions were older than 30 days.

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    1. Maybe Riot Support were trying to be nice to you?

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  46. shen its 2much nerfed...and now it will be usualess

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  47. http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=28554356


    Pax Sona available for all! Phreak said so himself! :D

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  48. Diana nerfed? Good that Darius is perfectly balanced.

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  49. I can already hear Phreak's voice in the spotlight when he uses Syndra's utl... "Tons of damage!"

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  50. http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2506762

    Vesh has confirmed what Phreak said about Pax Sona not being exclusive.

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  51. Vesh confirm that arcade Sona will be on the store
    http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2506762

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  52. So is the store refund thing coming out next patch or is it comin randomly?

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  53. Just wondering if this skin will cost me 975 or more. Hopefully it's 975 then I could refund the Guqin skin. Excited that my favorite champ has a cool, new, great skin coming soon! =)

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    1. bearing in mind that the current system (contacting riot support) has a timer on returns, if you did not purchase the skin within 30 days of the release of this patch i highly doubt you'll be able to get your RP back.

      I expect the refund policy to come out the same time as this champion, and since she isn't even available for selection on the PBE i don't expect to see this patch for another 2 weeks atleast.

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  54. IMO if they want to nerf alistar they should remove the stun on his Q, make it so you only get knock up for about 1 second. 1,5 second stun and knock up is way to much and way to easy for him to combo on you. Basically you cant fight him easly because, everytime you are about to kill his AD carry, he Q+ E you away. Thats the only problem I see with him at the moment.

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  55. Can someone tell me we the people who comment here (usually anonymously) are so aggressive?

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  56. Wtf again nerf Graves ?????? i want my Ip for graves he is too much nerfed ... i think he is one of most stupid ad carry now even MF is better than him ..... 2 times nerf his passive . 1 nerf and 1 buff in his Q ... and his ultimate is very useless late game please buff ultimate of Graves .... dont nerf his E wtffff

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  57. Q1: Do I get refund for skins I got for FREE?
    Example: Event that rewards Glacial Malphite Skin.
    Q2: How do I generate more Credits when I used up all 3 credits?
    Q3: If I bought a skin during a SALE, would the refunded RP refund the same price of the skin during the sale or its original price?

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