[Update] Check out the bottom of the post for previews of several of the changes mentioned in the notes!
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With the patch being deployed soon, the patch 4.2 notes are now available! In addition to numerous balance changes and bug fixes, this patch also contains the kit reworks for both Skarner and Xerath!
Here's Pwyff with the full notes:
Riot Pwyff here with another League of Legends update! There’s a lot of new content in this patch, including the newly reworked Skarner and Xerath, so we’re taking it light with our other champion changes.
Looking at the overall content of this update, our goal is to create healthier gameplay patterns with champions who are particularly strong. Look at Kayle or Riven and you can see more optimal ways to play as (and against) them. At the end of the day, some of these changes are nerfs, but hopefully you’ll try to understand them (and try them out!) first. Anyways, on with the notes!"
4.2 Visual PreviewsAs many of you may have missed our original PBE coverage of the visual changes listed above, here's a quick refresher! Be aware that even though these were filmed on the 2/10 PBE build there may be slight differences in what makes it to live.
New Ashe Icons
New Soraka Icons
New Rumble Flamespitter ( Q ) Particles
|W After Hit|
All of Xerath's skins also got their VFX updated with his rework. Here's a skin spotlight for each:
Scorched Earth Xerath