Patch 5.8 notes

Posted on at 1:10 PM by Moobeat

Patch 5.8 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Continue reading for the complete notes, including oodles of balance changes, improvements for ARAM & Howling Abyss, new skins, and more!

Here's the full 5.8 patch notes with an introduction by Scarizard Pwyff:

"Greetings, Summoners. 
Items. The new frontier. 
Not entirely, but we've got one in this patch. Technically you could say the same with champion updates because we have a Ryze update, so maybe we'll say that.
Items and Ryze. The new frontier(s). 
Oh, and a pile of changes for Howling Abyss. That's entirely too many frontiers.
Jokes aside, patch 5.8 is looking pretty diverse with the new Black Cleaver, a Ryze gameplay update, and some Howling Abyss upgrades (now everyone gets Lee Syndrome) rolling down the pipe. All three of those are fairly easy to discuss in their respective contexts, so we won't dwell too much here in the foreword. Instead, we just wanted to say that we're once again happy with the upward trend of champion diversity in all tiers of play, and we're very excited to see the experimentation being tried by so many players. Sometimes you really have to get outside of your comfort zone to find the new hotness. For those of you searching for the next support Nautilus, why not round up a group of ranked 5s buddies to experiment? This diversity dirigible (that's right, we're airborne now) isn't going anywhere. "
Chris "Pwyff" Tom & Patrick "Scarizard" Scarborough

EXCELLENT CASTING CHANGES


Back in 5.7 we re-wrote how spell inputs worked, which introduced quite a bit of disruption for players who used Quick Cast with Range Indicators. While we've since restored functionality to the old ways, we decided that we could at least make our work available for those who want it. Check out the "Quick Cast with Indicator" label under the hotkeys tab to try out this new behavior!

We're also piggybacking a few new features with this change, including the ability to individually bind abilities as Quick Cast with Indicator, the ability to aim / fire spells through your HUD, and some general minimap aiming cleanup (so when you Riven players accidentally hop back into the enemy team, that's on you).
TOGGLES, TOGGLES EVERYWHEREThere are two toggles at the bottom of the key bind menu - one that enables Quick Cast with Range Indicators on all keys bound by the quickbind UI (that fancy thing at the top of the menu), and one that makes it so that if you're holding down one quick cast key and press a second key, it will immediately fire the first ability.
KEYBINDS, KEYBINDS EVERYWHEREYou can now individually bind keys to be Quick Cast with a Range Indicator, but it requires you to manually bind each that you want (we couldn't get it stuffed into the quickbind hotkey UI without some considerable recombobulations)
NEWWHO AIMS WITH THE EDGE OF THE MAP?Added a new option "Disable HUD Spell Click," where abilities can now be aimed through the HUD unless the ability can normally be aimed through self / ally portraits. Technically this doesn't affect the mini-map but we're rolling out a second change below...
WELL THIS IS AWKWARDFixed a bug where a player would misfire their ability in a different direction if their cursor landed on the minimap. Generally speaking, short-range abilities should no longer be affected by having your cursor on the minimap.

Champions



Ryze

Ryze has been updated! Check out the article if you want the full story, or just below if you want the specifics.

General

SPELL SWAG Ryze's ability visual effects, audio and icons have been updated!
BASE MANA REGEN 6  5
MANA REGEN GROWTH STAT 0.8  1
ARMOR GROWTH STAT 3.9  3.0

NEWPassive - Arcane Mastery

Casting a spell grants a stack of Arcane Mastery for 12 seconds. At 5 stacks, Ryze becomes supercharged for 3/4/5/6 seconds (increasing with ranks of Desperate Power), gaining a shield that blocks (20 + 5 per level) (+8% of maximum mana) damage and causing his spellcasts to reduce the cooldown of his other spells by Overload's cooldown, to a minimum of 0.25 seconds.

Q - Overload

REMOVEDOVERLOADEDNo longer passively grants cooldown reduction
NEWIT'S A SKILLSHOTIs now a line skillshot that stops at first enemy hits
NEWWIDTH50
RANGE 625  900
COST 60 mana  30/35/40/45/50 mana
Damage 55/75/95/115/135   65/90/115/140/165
MANA RATIO 6.5% of maximum mana  2/2.5/3/3.5/4% of maximum mana
ABILITY POWER RATIO 0.4 ability power  0.55 ability power
COOLDOWN 3.5 seconds  4 seconds

W - Rune Prison

BASE DAMAGE60/95/130/165/200  65/95/125/155/185
MANA RATIO4.5% of maximum mana  2.5% of maximum mana
ABILITY POWER RATIO0.6 ability power  0.4 ability power

NEWE - Spell Flux

Unleashes an orb that deals damage and reduces the Magic Resist of targets hit by a percentage, stacking up to 3 times.
After hitting, Spell Flux bounces to nearby enemies and Ryze (up to a total of 6 secondary targets) before returning to the original target.
DAMAGE 50/66/82/98/114 (+2% maximum mana) (+0.3 ability power)
RETURN DAMAGE 25/33/41/49/57 (+1% maximum mana) (+0.15 ability power)
Magic resistance reduction 12/15/18/21/24 magic resistance -8/9/10/11/12 percent magic resistance

R - Desperate Power

COOLDOWN 70/60/50 seconds  80/60/40 seconds
DURATION 5/6/7 seconds  4/5/6 seconds
NEWDESPERATE MASTERY Increases Arcane Mastery's duration to 4/5/6 with rank
NEWDESPERATE COOLDOWNS Passively grants 10/20/30% cooldown reduction

Ahri

Never trust nine-tails and a smile.

E - Charm

IRRESISTIBLE Charm no longer interrupts 'Unstoppable' effects (such as Malphite's R - Unstoppable Force, Hecarim's R - Onslaught of Shadowsand Vi's R - Assault and Battery)

Bard

Chimes spawn in safer locations early-game and grant more experience over game-time.
Patch 5.7 saw Bard's mellifluous meandering trending in a positive direction, so we're adding a few last tune-ups to his passive before we feel comfortable allowing players to embark on the magical journey of learning Bard rather than over-buffing him.

Passive - Traveler's Call

SAFE AND SOUND Chimes will avoid spawning in the enemy jungle before 5 minutes
EXPERIENCE PER CHIME 20 flat XP  20 + 1 XP per minute (after 5 minutes)

Blitzcrank

Overdrive has a minimum speed, and decays more slowly.
Though we liked the direction of Blitz's last changes the numerical values we went with left the ability feeling much more like an Underdrive, so we're beefing up the boost by keeping too much of his speed from leaking too fast.

W - Overdrive

GATHERS NO RUST Movement speed bonus decays more slowly over 5 seconds
PUTTING THE 'GO' IN 'GOLEM' Overdrive's movement speed bonus cannot decay below 10%

Caitlyn

Caitlyn's traps are more visible in brush.
While it's still a good idea to place your traps in brush, you should be ensnaring enemies by exploiting their habits, not their inability to see.

W - Yordle Snap Trap

TRAP CLARITY Increased visibility when placed in brush.

Dr. Mundo

Q refunds its cost on kill. Passive and R tooltips are cleaner.
Ever a staple among the tanks of toplane, Dr. Mundo's a safe option for those that want to go where they please in teamfights. We're tossing him an infected bone to ease the pain of health costs when behind without pushing his jungling to be just as crazy as he is.

Passive - Adrenaline Rush

DYNAMIC! Added dynamic recovery numbers to the tooltip (no value change)

Q - Infected Cleaver

NEWREFUND ON KILL Now refunds 100% of the health cost on killing blows

R - Sadism

ALSO DYNAMIC! Added dynamic recovery numbers to the tooltip (no value change)

Graves

Buckshot deals less damage at max range and slightly more damage at close range.
Tough as nails and strong like Gromp, Malcolm Graves is the go-to when you need a lane demolished. We want him to keep his signature explosiveness (and all that southern Bilgewater charm), but at a distance he prefers: up close and personal. Simply put, trading at long-range will see Graves getting less bang for his buck-shot but, once he gets in their comfort zone, it's the end of the line.

Q - Buckshot

BASE DAMAGE 60/95/130/165/200  60/90/120/150/180
RATIO 0.8 bonus attack damage  0.75 bonus attack damage
BONUS DAMAGE PER BULLET 40%  50%
MAXIMUM DAMAGE (3 HITS) 108/171/234/297/360 (+1.44 bonus attack damage)  120/180/240/300/360 (+1.5 bonus attack damage)

Jinx

Super Mega Death Rocket's close-range damage has been severely reduced.
Jinx nerfs? EVERYBODY PANIC! Jinx is a champion that plays the game fast and loose, manipulating her range and using her toolbox of diverse (and colorful) explosions to control the battlefield. The only real way to stop this swiss-army-machine-gun was to get in her face, at which point she'd Super Mega Execute You At Close Range and gleefully skip away. It's worth highlighting that Super Mega Death Rocket still has that execute, which means Jinx can continue to get those mid to long range snipes but will just need to be more strategic about it, rather than just shotgunning it into the nearest baddie.

R - Super Mega Death Rocket!

MINIMUM DAMAGE 125/175/225 (0.5 bonus attack damage)  25/35/45 (+0.1 bonus attack damage)

Kha'Zix

W heals for more at early ranks.
With potent ganks and snowball potential, Kha'Zix's risks might outweigh some of his reward when it comes to taking him into the jungle. Bumping up the early heal to impact his early clears should see this bug working as intended.

W - Void Spike

HEAL AMOUNT 40/70/100/130/160  60/85/110/135/160

Mordekaiser

W doesn't stop your movement to cast and auto-targets the nearest ally when self-cast.
The last time we visited the Master of Metal, we changed Creeping Death to be all about bringing people together (so you could crush your opponents and command their souls). We're adding some improvements this patch to benefit Mordekaiser and all of his murder-buddies when engaging in their favorite pastime.

W - Creeping Death

CAN'T STOP THE ROCK Mordekaiser can now move while casting Creeping Death (previously would be instant when cast on self, but stopped a quarter second to cast on allies)
MISERY LOVES COMPANY Now automatically targets the nearest Allied champion if self-cast

Nunu

Health per level down. Blood Boil auto-targets the nearest ally when self-cast.
For a champion that has two separate avenues of multiplying his health (thanks to Consume and Cinderhulk), it didn't make as much sense for Nunu to have one of the higher health pools in the game withoutitems, so we're toning it down to make up for his gains later.

General

HEALTH GROWTH STAT 96  90

W - Blood Boil

LET'S MAKE TRACKS Now automatically targets the nearest Allied champion if self-cast

Pantheon

HE'S GONNA JUMP
Like Rek'Sai and Twisted Fate before him, League's battle-baker is exercising his manners and letting his team know where he's landing for easier follow-ups.

R - Grand Skyfall

REAL MEN USE SMART PING Now issues an 'On My Way' ping after fully committing to casting Grand Skyfall

Shen

Shen is a better bodyguard (but still not that great at being a ninja).
Already a potent guardian, Shen's leveled up his teleport game to naturally position himself in the best spot to defend his teammates.

R - Stand United

WHAT A GENTLESHEN Now places Shen between his target and the closest visible enemy champion

Sion

W's health ratio is lower at early levels and takes longer to reactivate.
The undead hulk that is Sion dies more often to jungle monsters than champions these days, mostly due to the strength of Soul Furnace. While we like that he takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin' (do zombies tick?), Soul Furnace's offensive capability often seals a winning lane for him once he's able to build enough Health, creating a situation for opponents where beefing up makes the shield's damage more effective (as it scales off an enemy's maximum health), while building more damage to pop Soul Furnace opens them up to being crushed by a Decimating Smash. Limiting his shield's flexibility offensively while keeping it sturdy enough to mosh 5v5 should keep him as threatening as ever without being a catch-all solid pick.

W - Soul Furnace

SHIELD DETONATION TIMER 2 seconds  3 seconds
RATIO 10% maximum health  6/7/8/9/10% maximum health

Twitch

This was a notorious bug that kept particularly sneaky players from taking full advantage of their ability to ambush unsuspecting base structures. Shout-outs to the community for helping sniff this one out!

R - Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat

SEWER SKEWERS FOR EVERYBODY! Now hits inhibitors and the Nexus

Warwick

We cleaned up some of Blood Scent's coding behind-the-scenes that was keeping him finishing off his prey.

E - Blood Scent

BLOODY NOSE Fixed a bug where it could take Warwick up to 2 seconds to detect low-health enemies with Blood Scent

Xerath

We tried to fix this with an earlier hotfix but that didn't stick. This should do it.

R - Rite of the Arcane

ARCANE HAT Fixed a bug where Xerath could accidentally fire his first Arcane Barrage on top of himself if he presses R too fast

Yasuo

Yasuo's flow shield is stronger at every level, but takes more effort to build early-game.
While we're excited to give Ionia's roamin' ronin some love, it'd be a lie to say the task was easy. One of League's most complex and stylish champions, the slightest change can instantly turn this wind-waking warrior into a whirlwind of pain. We're increasing the shield's amount at all levels to soften the blows he's had to his early-game, but at the cost of his early flow generation; we want Yasuo players to have ways to be successful but, as always, he'll have to work for them.

Passive - Way of the Wanderer

SHIELD STRENGTH 60 - 470  100 - 510
FLOW CHARGE RATE 100% at every level  78/89/100% effectiveness (at levels 1/7/13)

Mass Texture Rebalance (Part 10)

With this last bundle of champions, the "Mass" part of our Texture Rebalancing has been completed. That doesn't mean we'll never update a texture again - we'll continue to do so as opportunities arise - but this is the end of seeing these as a major patch note item. Thank you everyone for your continued feedback!
For those interested in final numbers, these ten installments have rebalanced around 311 skins across 62 champions over 7 months (we started back in patch 4.17)!

Lux

  • Base, Commando, Imperial, Sorceress, Spellthief, Steel Legion

Nocturne

  • Ravager (update to a previous rebalance)

Poppy

  • Base, Battle Regalia, Blacksmith, Lollipoppy, Noxus, Ragdoll, Scarlet Hammer

Shaco

  • Base, Asylum, Nutcracko, Mad Hatter, Roya, Workshop
  • Base Jack-In-The-Boxes have also been updated for all skins that use them

Shyvana

  • Base, Boneclaw, Darkflame, Ironscale

Teemo

  • Base, Astronaut, Badger, Cottontail, Happy Elf, Panda, Recon, Super
  • Base mushrooms (for all skins that use them) and custom mushrooms for Astronaut, Panda and Super skins have also been updated

Items


NEW

The Black Cleaver

New build path, much more health, much, much more armor shred stacking, but no more flat armor penetration. More cleaver-y, if that makes sense.
We're going to be blunt - when The Black Cleaver's good, it's good at many things: blowing up squishies via flat armor penetration and busting down tanks with its stacking armor shred. Because of this, we've had to tune the item accordingly, making it pretty mediocre at both of its aforementioned jobs.

No longer!

Well, sort of. One of our goals with a revisit to The Black Cleaver was to basically choose one of those paths and go sprinting down it. There are already a bevy of options when it comes to blowing up squishies, so tank busting became the name of the game for the new Black Cleaver. The design here should make sense for anyone who wants sustained, tank busting combat patterns, so we won't dwell too much on that. Go try it out!
NEWRECIPE The Brutalizer + Ruby Crystal + 1263 gold  Phage + Kindlegem + 825 gold
TOTAL COST3000 gold (unchanged). In case you couldn't do the math.
REMOVEDARMOR PENETRATION 10  0
HEALTH 200  400
ATTACK DAMAGE 50  40
COOLDOWN REDUCTION 10%  20%
ARMOR SHRED DURATION 4 seconds  6 seconds
ARMOR SHRED MAXIMUM STACKS 5  6
NEWUNIQUE PASSIVE Rage - Dealing physical damage grants 20 movement speed for 2 seconds. Killing any unit or receiving an assist on a champion that has any amount of Black Cleaver armor shred grants 60 movement speed for 2 seconds instead.
NEW

Recurve Bow

Now builds out of daggers, costs slightly more, and deals 10 damage on hit.
Can we say build path betterment? Yes.
NEWRECIPE Base item  Dagger + Dagger + 200 gold
TOTAL COST 900 gold  1100 gold
NEWUNIQUE PASSIVE Deals 10 physical damage on hit

Blade of the Ruined King

You can now lifesteal the bonus health damage you're dealing!
Itemizing against tanky bros (and sisters) can be pretty difficult for an AD champion, so we're seeing if we can give a bit of love back to Blade of the Ruined King - the present day high-health AD tank demolishing item. Giving lifesteal to the on-hit passive means the more health your enemies stack, the more you'll be able to recover while kiting around. Now everyone gets a sustained combat pattern!
NEWRECIPE Bilgewater Cutlass + Dagger + Dagger + 900 gold Bilgewater Cutlass + Recurve Bow + 700 gold
TOTAL COST 3200 gold (unchanged)
NEWGIMME THAT HEALTH On-hit passive now benefits from lifesteal
PASSIVE MINIMUM DAMAGE 3  10 (bet you didn't know there was a minimum damage before)

Runaan's Hurricane

When you actually look at the item build in the in-game shop, it looks pretty cool. Seriously, check out that symmetry.
COMBINE COST 600 gold  500 gold
TOTAL COST 2400 gold  2500 gold (some odd math here with Recurve Bow going up by 200 gold, but we only wanted to make Hurricane slightly more expensive)
NEWUNIQUE PASSIVE Deals 10 physical damage on hit
MORE UNCHANGED THINGS Secondary Bolt damage remains unchanged

Wit's End

Build path betterment.
COMBINE COST 750 gold  550 gold
TOTAL COST 2600 gold (unchanged)

Enchantment - Devourer

Build path betterment.
NEWRECIPE Dagger + Dagger + 500 gold  Recurve Bow + 300 gold
TOTAL COST 1400 gold for the enchant, 2250 including jungle item cost (unchanged)

Righteous Glory

We went a liiiiitttle overboard with this last time, so we're tuning back just a tiny bit.
HEALTH 650  600

Summoner's Rift


Dragon's Might (Dragon Buff #1)

This is a little complicated, but the short of it is that the Dragon's Might buff was calculating its +6% AD a little weird. First, it didn't multiply with bonus attack damage (so that's no good) and second, it assumed a 1.0 AD ratio for anything that used an AD ratio (even if that ratio was, in reality, much lower). This isn't to say that AD scaling spells were all using 1.0 ratios, just that the +6% AD on Dragon's Might was scaling like that. This also probably exposes a bit of how math works in our game, but that's a confusing bag of goodies in and of itself. The super short of it is expressed below:
COMPLICATED MATH Auto attack damage for champions with Dragon's Might and AD items will now be slightly higher
MORE COMPLICATED MATH Physical damage spells will now deal slightly less damage when interacting with Dragon's Might (unless the champion has a lot of bonus AD or their abilities scale higher than 1.0 AD)

Howling Abyss


Visual Updates

The update to Summoner's Rift gave us the opportunity for some quick wins on Howling Abyss, which was using many of the same assets as the original Summoner's Rift anyway.
NEWCHILL OUT The loading screen for Howling Abyss matches now has background art
LONG LIVE PURPLE Minion, inhibitor and nexus models have been replaced with reskinned assets from the updated Summoner's Rift. We've kept the blue-purple color scheme since red doesn't fit Howling Abyss's thematics.
REINFORCED HEALTH BARS Structures now have custom health bars
BRUSH PHYSICS Howling Abyss brush now sways and moves when champions move through it
THE GROUND Fixed various cases of champion ability visual effects disappearing under the ground

Surrender Timer

Since ARAMs tend to be shorter than Summoner's Rift matches, we're scaling down the surrender timer to a proportionately appropriate level.
SURRENDER TIMER 20 minutes  15 minutes

Global Gameplay Updates

Modernizing minions to be in line with recent changes we've made on Summoner's Rift.
MINION RESISTANCES Minions no longer gain resistances over time. Cannon minions no longer have base armor.
MINION HEALTH Minion health gain over time has been increased to keep minions roughly as durable as when they had resistances
SUPER MINIONS Now grant nearby allied minions increased damage and resistances
Tower diving is already strong on Howling Abyss as it is, and with the reintroduction of Warmog's Armor (spoilers!!) we're toning up turret damage to make sure turrets stay threatening.
OUTER TURRET BASE DAMAGE 160  185
INNER TURRET BASE DAMAGE 160  195
NEXUS TURRET BASE DAMAGE 130  175
NEW

Mark / Dash

One of our takeaways from Legend of the Poro King was that there are a ton of champions who could actually be pretty healthy on Howling Abyss if they had better engagement tools. We're introducing Mark / Dash as a summoner spell option to address that need.
MARK Throw a snowball a long distance, dealing (20 + 10 per level) true damage to the first enemy unit hit. If it hits an enemy, this ability can be recast for 3 seconds to Dash to the tagged unit. Dashing to the target will reduce the cooldown of Mark by 25%. Mark projectiles are not stopped by spell shields or projectile mitigation.
DASH Dash to the unit hit by Mark. Casting Dash will reduce the cooldown of Mark by 25%.

The Bloodthirster

It's here!
With last season's rework which removed The Bloodthirster's stacking mechanic, our concerns over snowballing were largely assuaged. We're re-adding it to Howling Abyss as part of this patch's pass on the map.
NEWIS A THING Is now a thing on Howling Abyss (same stats/effects as Summoner's Rift)

Sanguine Blade

It's gone!
Sanguine Blade offered an early, cost-efficient power spike for marksmen that tapered off as the game progressed (though never really reaching "bad" status). The Bloodthirster is basically Sanguine Blade's bigger, badder brother - it'll take longer to complete but more than compensates with tons of additional lategame power. There isn't a compelling need to have both on the same map, so we're saying goodbye to Sanguine Blade.
REMOVEDIS NOT A THING Is no longer a thing on Howling Abyss

Warmog's Armor

It's here!
Similar to Mark / Dash, we're looking to give some love to tanks so they can survive poke long enough to initiate at the right time. That said, Warmog's is an HP behemoth and we're keeping a close eye on it to make sure tanks don't become too overpowering.
NEWIS A THING Is now a thing on Howling Abyss (same stats/effects as Summoner's Rift)

Skin Boosts

Temporary random skins for the random champions played by your (sometimes) random teammates. And some IP.
BOOST ME BRO Skin boosts have been permanently enabled on ARAM. They cost 95 RP and grant you and your teammates a one-time random skin for your randomly-selected champion, as well as 100 IP (200 for you).

Howling Abyss, Twisted Treeline & Crystal Scar



Twin Shadows

Had a few items that missed updates and finally knocking those out. Sorry it took so long.
NEWHOWLING ABYSS Added trap finding functionality to Howling Abyss version!
COMBINE COST 630 gold  730 gold
TOTAL COST 2300 gold  2400 gold

Twisted Treeline & Crystal Scar



Moonflair Spellblade

Just getting that Negatron Cloak back in there.
Had a few items that missed updates and finally knocking those out. Sorry it took so long.
RECIPE Seeker's Armguard + Null-Magic Mantle + 920 gold  Seeker's Armguard + Negatron Cloak + 570 gold
TOTAL COST 2620 gold (unchanged)

Lord Van Damm's Pillager

DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD Unchanged. Just in case you were concerned we were going to bring it line with Infinity Edge. Nope.

Crystal Scar



Odyn's Veil

Just getting that Negatron Cloak back in there.
Had a few items that missed updates and finally knocking those out. Sorry it took so long.
RECIPE Null-Magic Mantle + Catalyst the Protector + 800 gold Negatron Cloak + Catalyst the Protector + 450 gold
TOTAL COST 2500 gold (unchanged)

Friend List


In preparation for the upcoming Add Friends feature, we've made a few improvements to the friend list aimed at reducing the confusion that sometimes occurs when players reach the friend list cap.
8.33% MORE FRIENDS The friend list cap has been increased from 300  325
TOO MANY FRIENDS Players will now see an alert when trying to add friends past the friend list cap
TOO MANY FRIENDS 2 Players will now also see an alert when trying to add friends who are themselves at the friend list cap

Bugfixes


  • Skin-specific sound effects for Ghost Bride Morgana's R - Soul Shackles and Firefighter Tristana's E - Explosive Charge have been restored
  • Gnar's VO while dancing has been restored

Upcoming Skins


The following skins will be released at various times during patch 5.8:


Points of Interest from the 5.8 PBE

Here's a brief look at a few of the new things included in patch 5.8, including things mentioned above in the patch notes and things discovered during the last PBE cycle! Most of this coverage includes preview screen shots and video taken during the 5.8 PBE cycle and may vary from what is pushed to live.

Upcoming Champion Skins

Patch 5.8 is set to include a total of FOUR new champion skins - Master Arcanist Ziggs, Risen Fiddlesticks, Blood Moon Zilean, and Forsaken Jayce As usual, no release dates for any of these but we'll have complete preview posts ready when they launch!

Master Arcanist Ziggs

1350 RP (on sale for 975 RP at launch)

Risen Fiddlesticks

1350 RP (on sale for 975 RP at launch)

Blood Moon Zilean

975 RP

Forsaken Jayce

1350 RP (on sale for 975 RP at launch)


New Ryze VFX and Icons

While you can find the balance changes listed up there, Ryze has also received a full set of new visual effects to go along with his gameplay changes! Check 'em out:

Check out what his other skins look like with the updated visual effects here:

[As mentioned here, Ryze + six of his skins will be in a limited time flex bundle through May 4th!]


To go along with his vfx updates, Ryze has received new ability icons!


ARAM Improvements

In addition to the gameplay changes listed above, ARAM/Howling Abyss has received several visual updates and changes in this patch!
  • Reskinned Nexus and Inhibitors 
  • Reskinned minions
  • A new loading screen background
  • A new "Mark / Dash" Summoner Spell
  • A purple variation on the end of game animated victory and defeat screens.


Chroma Packs

5.8 will include the assets initial set of Chroma packs! These are 590 RP bundles of 3 recolors for a particular champion or already owned skin. They are NOT mentioned in the patch notes so we'll have to wait and see if they will be released or not during the cycle.

Check below for preview of each of these new chroma or check out or PBE coverage for an overview of how it works!

Lucian: Prime Chroma

590 RP
 [Video] 1 - 2 - 3

Dragon Fist Lee Sin: Duel Chroma

590 RP
  [Video] 1 - 2 - 3

Blitzcrank: Steel Chroma Pack

590 RP
  [Video] 1 - 2 - 3

Garen: Noble Chroma Pack

590 RP
  [Video] 1 - 2 - 3


Pool Party Leona: Dawn Chroma Pack

590 RP
  [Video] 1 - 2 - 3

Fizz: Scorch

590 RP
  [Video] 1 - 2 - 3

Nemesis Jax: Sand

590 RP
[Video] 1 - 2 - 3

New Summoner Icons

A new summoner icon featuring the fearsome Baron Nashor has been added in patch 5.8. Unfortunately, no details yet on availability.

To celebrate the upcoming international event, several Mid-Season Invitational icons have also been added! These six icons will be available for purchase on May 5th, see this post for more information!


Texture Rebalances

Patch 5.8 also includes texture rebalances for LuxPoppyShacoShyvana, and Teemo! As a reminder, these texture adjustments are meant to align older champions with the current art style. They are not meant to replace full visual updates.

Lux

More screen shots and side by side comparisons of Lux's updated skins can be found here.

Poppy

More screen shots and side by side comparisons of Poppy's updated skins can be found here.

Shaco

More screen shots and side by side comparisons of Shaco's updated skins can be found here.

Shyvana

More screen shots and side by side comparisons of Shyvana's updated skins can be found here.

Teemo

More screen shots and side by side comparisons of Teemo's updated skins can be found here.

Miscellaneous 


  • Due to player feedback, Ravager Nocturne has had his textures tweaked to better match the look of the skin prior to his texture rebalance late last year.
  • A small series of icons above the queue button now denotes what sort of rewards you get for playing that mode - IP, XP, or Champion points for the upcoming Champion Mastery system.

  • Assets for both Mystery Ward Skin and Mystery Icon options have been added. No details yet on when these new options will be enabled in the live shop.

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