11-1 PBE Update: Zed, new Lulu & Darius skins, and more!

Posted on at 7:38 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated!
Continue reading to check out Zed, grab a sneak peek at the new Lulu and Darius skins, read up on numerous balance changes, and preview of some of the S2 ranked rewards, including the loading screen borders and the rest of the icons.

[PLEASE REMEMBER: Everything on the PBE is tentative and subject to change. Models, skins, particles, balance changes, etc are not finalized. ]

Zed:
Zed and his release skin, Bladestorm Zed, are available for testing in this patch. Scroll on down for a preview of him, his ratios, and more, but remember what CertainlyT said about him still being a bit on the rough side.

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Abilities:
  • (PASSIVE - Contempt for the Weak) Whenever Zed basic attacks an enemy below 50% health, he deals an additional 8% of their maximum health as magic damage. This effect cannot occur on a given target more than once every 10 seconds.
  • (Q - Razor Shuriken) Zed and his shadow both throw their shurikens, each dealing 70/110/150/190/230 (+1.0 bonus AD) physical damage to the first enemy they pass through and 70% damage thereafter. Additional shurikens striking the same enemy deal 50% damage, but restore energy. [Cost: 75/70/65/60/55 Energy] [Cooldown: 6/6/6/6/6] [Range: 900.0]
  • (W - Living Shadow) Zed's shadow dashes forward, remaining in place for 4 seconds. Reactivating this ability will cause Zed switch positions with his shadow.Zed's shadow will mimic his spellcasts. If both strike the same target, Zed restores 20/25/30/35/40 energy. Energy restore can occur only once per cast. [Cost: 40/35/30/25/20 Energy] [Cooldown: 22/20.5/19/17.5/16] [Range: 550.0]
  • (E - Shadow Slash) Zed and his shadow both create a burst of shadow, dealing 60/90/120/150/180 (+.9 bonus AD) physical damage to nearby enemies. Zed's Slash reduces the cooldown of Living Shadow by 1 second for each enemy struck. The shadow's Slash slows enemies by 20/25/30/35/40% for 1.5 seconds.Overlapping Shadow Slashes striking the same enemy deal no additional damage, but slow 50% more intensely and restore energy. [Cost: 50/50/50/50/50 Energy] [Cooldown: 3/3/3/3/3]
  • (R - Death Mark) Zed marks target champion for death. He then sinks into the shadows and dashes to them, dealing (100% of total AD ) physical damage and spawning a Living Shadow beyond them, which mimics his spellcasts and can be teleported to by re-activating this ability. After 3 seconds, the mark will detonate, dealing physical damage equal to 40/45/50% of all magic and physical damage dealt to the target by Zed and his shadows while the mark was active. [Cost: null] [Cooldown: 120/100/80]
Here is a video showcasing his emotes, abilities, and animations.

Bladestorm Zed



New Skins: 
Two new skins made an appearance this PBE patch, Dragon Trainer Lulu and Direforge Darius.

Dragon Trainer Lulu

 
Direforge Darius
His file name is "Zaun Knight" which lends credibility to the leaks from earlier this week.





Balance Changes:
There were a slew of balance and item changes this patch. Changes denoted with a * are probably just adjustments in light of the skill shot changes Statikk mentioned earlier.
Amumu
  • Bandage Toss range lowered to 1075 from 1100.*
Elise
  • Cocoon now reveals the target in addition to stunning them.
  • Neurotoxin's AP Ratio increased to .03 AP from .02 AP.
  • Spider Form's bonus damage ratio increased to .3 AP from .2 AP

Irelia
  • Transcendent Blades' range increased to 1100 from 1000.

Kassadin
  • Netherblade's active AP ratio increased to .3 from .15.

Katarina
  • Bouncing Blade's damage reduced to 60/90/120/150/180 from 60/95/130/165/200.
  • Sinister Steel's damage reduced to 40/75/110/145/180 from 40/80/120/160/200.
LeBlanc
  • Distortion's Mana cost reduced to 80/85/90/95/100 from 80/90/100/110/120.

Nidalee
  • Range of Javelin Toss reduced to 1450 from 1500.*

Soraka
  • Infuse's on enemy cast damage ratio lowered to .6 AP from .75 AP.
Twisted Fate
  • Tooltip update on W, it is not a nerf/buff.


Veigar
  • Passive mana regen increased to 1% from .75% per 1% mana missing.

Items
Lord Van Damm's Pillager
  • Health bonus reduced to 300 from 350
  • Armor Penetration lowered to 20 from 25.

Wooglet's Witchcap
  • Changed to +100 ability power, +50 armor, Unique Passive: Increases Ability Power by 25%, Unique Passive: Places your champion into Stasis for 2.5 seconds, rendering you invulnerable and untargetable but unable to take any action ( 90 second cool down )
  • Now available in Dominion. 
Twisted Treeline
  • Gold granted from controlling one shrine reduced to 3 from 4. Not sure if this is an intended change or not as the tool tip has NOT been updated.
Season 2 Ranked Rewards: Loading Screen Borders
These will display as you load into games and are one of the end of S2 rewards.
Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond.

Season 2 Ranked Rewards: Icons
The the end of S2 reward icons were also pushed into this patch.

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    1. Hidden passive with nocturne incoming.

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    2. Wooglet's Witchcap
      Unique Passive: Places your champion into Stasis for 2.5 seconds, rendering you invulnerable and untargetable but unable to take any action ( 90 second cool down )

      Needs to be Unique ACTIVE ?

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    3. it is in tool tips, just a type-o on the page though

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  2. Updating now. Hopefully the new Victor and Nocturne skins come out too.

    @Tyler ... Fail
    @Duke ... Fail ever harder

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    1. Dark Harvester Viktor and Dark Templar Nocturne were leaked on reddit. Going by the tract record, most of those skins get released. Plus, its about time! I got RP just in case they released haunted nocturne again this Halloween :(

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  3. hmmm, ill need to see how good the model is and ingame action before i think about his skin

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  4. Hi Storm Shadow, how're you feeling tonight?

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    1. Oh Filly Fluttershy, you so silly.

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    2. Oh Filly Fluttershy, you so silly.

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  5. Is he playable? Or just splash and art released?
    And hells yea, his normal skin is perfect enough.

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    1. He's playable. And let me tell you, he is NASTY.

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  6. Who cares if you are first. First to say something usless?

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  7. Just finished updating PBE. Sadly its unavailable yet.

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  8. that Lulu looks like a weird ass character from a JRPG :|

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  9. How did that Darius skin make it to release but Norse King was considered not up to scratch? That skin is awful. ¬_¬

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    1. I will agree with that - in comparison Norse King was so amazing.

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  10. AAAAAH, why is Darius's axe there?

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    1. Same as Lord Darius - axe in his butt.

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    2. Butt?..well my butt is somewhere else

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  11. lol this Darius' skin is just so... simple.

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    1. That's exactly what I was thinking...the little details you see on other skins just aren't there. The color and texture are all consistent and flat throughout; I hope there are a lot of neat particles and animations to accompany this one or it's going to fall flat.

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    2. Moobeat did say that there are lots of particles with it. Why don't you just get Darius and try him out? ;D

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    3. Particle like Singed's particle?

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    4. ehhhh the particles lack creativity in my opinion.

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  12. Why does the Direforge Darius skin looks like an evil brother of Jayce?

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    1. Cause the suit where made in Zaun

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  13. Why did darius and singed do a fusion dance?

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  14. Wow Dragon Trainer Lulu is so ugly..

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  15. These skins look so meh... :| I also think Norse King Darius look better, but I'll wait until someone posts the teaser on YT.
    I guess I will buy the on sale Lulu skin ^^

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  16. LuLu is Mulan, Pix is Mooshu. Cmon tell me you see it too!

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  17. *cough*

    The reason for Zhonya's break-up into two items was because the item "gave ultimate offense and ultimate defense for casters" which was deemed too strong.

    *cough*

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    1. Let me remind you: "BRUISERS OP OMG, TT AND DOMINION NERF NERF OMG"

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  18. Is Wooglet's being updated in Twisted Treeline? I find it unlikely they would use the same name for two different items.

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  19. Darn, I was really looking forward to the new Varus and Viktor skins in this update.

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  20. Cant wait to see that BladeStorm Zed skin & particles.

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  21. darius looks like those guards from beyond good and evil

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  22. YAY LULU SKIIN!! :D
    Hope the polymorph isnt actually invisible..
    Maybe a little dragon?

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    1. LOL took me a couple times to figure out what was going on with that HAHA ... i'm certainly hoping that part is just still in progress. Being invisible would be horrible.

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  23. Wtf that Darius skin is a complete rubbish, darius is one of my favorites champions and it looks like i will still not have a skin for him

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    1. Bear in mind that that's a teaser and is not yet complete. That said...there was never any guarantee that his next skin was going to be liked by everybody. Some like it some don't, so just wait till his 4th skin and hope it's one that you like. Remember, Riot don't make skins for your tastes in particular.
      It is actually a decent skin.

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  24. Too bad Pix looks like some retarded HTTYD ripoff. Why not keep him large-winged-small-bodied? q.q

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  25. Hmm new champ didn't look that impressive with the video you made... Are you able to control where the shadow goes after u cast W or is it stationary?

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    1. You cant control him, but man its awesome for juking... go to a bush leave the shadow in a bush run away switch with the shadow... I can imagine a lot of escaping methods with it, and for chasing is awesome 2

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  26. Amumu
    Bandage Toss range lowered to 1075 from 110

    Intense Amumu buff. lol

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    1. Yeah, was gonna point that out :P

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    2. So all skillshot-based champions with no changes got buffed?

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  27. Power Ranger skins and Megazord Blitz?

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  28. so what's the elo levels needed for each of the borders?

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  29. Anyone know what border would show up for custom games? None?

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  30. Who do I ask to not nerf Soraka's Infuse AP ratios? I don't want her to get the lulu treatment.

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  31. Holy crap! Zed ult seems tooooooo op!!!

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    1. -______________________-"""
      Its the only reason he sucks.

      A normal single target ulti should do 500 damage at least , but the useless Zed needs to deal 1000 dmg in three seconds at the last level to deal a 500 dmg from his ulti. (Yea i didn't count the 100% ad dmg from dashing on the target , because who care about a one auto attack dmg).

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  32. Oh great. More reasons for people to brag on about their ELO while they're doing horrible in-game. Screen borders and summoner icons? Great job Riot. Give the higher ELO derps more reason to brag about it.

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    1. From what i read in earlier posts, the border will show only for your team, so the opposite team won't be "affected" by your rating.

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  33. I was going to get Wicked Lulu on the sale this week but now I'm thinking I want Dragon Hunter. Pix is so damned cute.

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  34. Dragon Lulu is cute for the Pix the Dragon, new spell particles, and her curls, lol - though imo her face looks like it sticks out too much ><
    Still prefer her Bittersweet :]

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    1. In all of her skins her face sticks out, just sayin'

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  35. They also changed the time at which the alters unlock on Twisted Treeline--it was moved up by about a minute or so.

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    1. Yeah, the Altar unlock time is now 3 minutes, and the bush next to the Altar got removed as well.

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    2. Oh no, no more fiddleulting from bush? :O

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  36. they should remove the normal shadow for zed so hes shadow clones are really the only shadow he has

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  37. His shadow is casting a shadow...? is this reproducing through budding?

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  38. Why do they change Wooglet's Witchcap into Zhonya's? WTF Riot? Really... That item is awesome with the movement speed, now they totally ruin it... ffs.

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    1. Indeed, that was my thought too. On TT the item was so great for ap roamers, now it's just a modified zhonya.

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  39. AD ratio nerf on TF for blue cards? Might adress his harass in lane...and nerfs AD TF builds on top.

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  40. These katarina nefs will kill katarina :/

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    1. Lol,they won't cause she didnt lose much.AP ratios remains the same,the triger remains the same. Why is always guys who doesnt include math into count??? she loses 40 dmg ffs.

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    2. shes all about the mid game and thats where her damage was nerfed she will be useless now.

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  41. Wooglets witchcap's change makes me sad :(

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  42. why are there 4 types of summoner icons for each tier (silver, bronze, gold, plat, diamond)?

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    1. Simple the one with one gem is for solo/duo queue, the one with three gems on the top is for 3v3 and the one with five games on the bottom is for 5v5 the four one with all the gems is the bonus fourth icon that you get if you compete in all queues and is based on your lowest rank.

      I.E. If you get gold in solo/duo queue, platinum in 3v3 and bronze in 5v5 then you will get the fourth bronze icon (the one with all the gems)

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  43. is it just me or does the new Wooglet's Witchcap seem a lot like the old zonian's ring

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  44. Does anybody know where Zed's dance is from? I swear I've seen it before but for the life of me I can't remember where. It's really annoying.

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    1. Reminds me of Sub Zero/Scorpion from the old MK movie, can't remember and not sure which is the dance lol, I'm assuming the one with the kicks.

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  45. Zed is pretty strong,(tanky, high damage, nice escape what else u want )

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    1. tanky because you are idiot?
      How the hell is he tanki when no spell gives him a shield , sustain. (And his base state are not high to be tanky)

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  46. My computer cannot render shadows. O_o Free Stealth For Zed

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  47. @mobeat in the zed tutorial video the sound was like 2 seconds before the animations

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  48. rip kat. also upgrading burtalizer into pillager lowers its damage? thats just awful design wise

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    1. nevermind read brutalizer wrong thought it had 25 armor pen itself XD

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  49. Anyone know if you can use Ultimate and W to have 2 ghosts and the use ur Q and E for max damage?

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  50. Wow they need to stop messing around with kat

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  51. For some reson new Darius skin looks like Ben 10

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  52. i really dont like this new darius skin,ive been waitng for another skin for him and but this looks so simple, its not a darius like thing for i thought it was going to be an amaizing skin like the ones of the others champs (rengar,wukong,nocturne,jarvan,renetkon and i can keep going on examples),i feel it dont even have sense of darius,i mean it doesnt feel like you are playing a bloodied and asskicking champ like darius is,he is a hardcore champ and i was realy waiting for something cool since he only have one skin but this really just disapointed me, and mean no disrrespect for anyone or the effort spend on creating this skin....i just think is no good at all....

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  53. question, did shen lore change as well? because in the lore of zed, shen's father was killed, en thanks to de braveness of shen some ninjas could escape... shens lore doesn’t fit, well it fits but doesn’t anybody else think it should be updated? to match with zed his lore?

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  54. Omg that Lulu Skin, RIOT TAKE MY MONEY

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  55. Oh now I remember something about that Soraka "nerf".I think a red (rick probably) said,that her AP ratio has always been 0.6 but the tooltip always showed a 0.75 ratio.

    Too lazy to browse through the redtracker ~_~

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  56. I kinda liked Withcap before the change, a 10% bonus to movement speed was really awesome.

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  57. Will lulu have a hidden passive with shyvanna? lol

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  58. change Darius hemorrhage in green :) it will be awesome

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  59. Not impressed with either of the new skins. I'll be sticking with Bittersweet for the upset cupcakes.

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  60. Crap, Wooglet's Witchcap was that one item i looked most forward to for that earlier "halloween"-patch, and not only wasnt it able in SR, but now its changed pretty much completly in to something else... GJ! Ahri and Zyra NEEDS that item cuz they are SO SLOW! All them teamfights have already ended when they get to the war-place... this sucks

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  61. The dragon in Lulu's new skin is too goofy for me to appreciate >.< Disappointing skin.

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  62. Direforge Darius : BU BU BU BUZZ LIGHT YEAR TO THE RESCUE

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  63. Katarina
    Bouncing Blade's damage reduced to 60/90/120/150/180 from 60/95/130/165/200.
    Sinister Steel's damage reduced to 40/75/110/145/180 from 40/80/120/160/200.

    Because balance is too mainstream. Better nerf up champs.

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