Red Post Collection: QGT Dec 4th, Legacy Snowdown Skins Back, Essence Emporium Up, Snowdown Merch 2020, and more!

Posted on at 12:42 PM by Aznbeat
Today's red post collection includes Scruffy's Quick Gameplay Thoughts for December 4th, legacy Snowdown skins back in the shop for a limited time, the Essence Emporium available through December 14th, a new Snowdown 2020 Merch collection, a TFT hotfix that went out earlier this week, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

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Quick Gameplay Thoughts: December 4

Here's Riot Scruffy with his quick gameplay thoughts for December 4th including LP gains in preseason and more updates on preseason follow up:
These posts will often contain talk about future work we're doing, or planning to do, that isn't yet guaranteed to ship. The work or goals could change depending on what we discover, and projects mentioned may get delayed or even stopped. That said, I believe it’s important to share as much as we can even if plans may change. 
LP Gains in Preseason 
We've made some pretty big changes to the LP system during preseason, some of which are easy to see (no more division promos) and some of which are more under the hood (improvements to our matchmaking algorithm). There have been some hiccups during the rollout of these systems, but that's why we do them during the preseason where they have a smaller impact. The end result is that we saw players' ranks being inflated, which resulted in lower LP gains in the short term. We made the necessary tuning and fixes so that everything will be correct with the seasonal reset in January. 
With all of the changes for next season, we do expect LP gains and losses to be slightly smaller on average. We're planning to do a smaller ranked reset at the start of the season so you stay closer to the rank you've achieved this year, and removing divisional promotion series makes people climb faster, and benefit more from a win streak. The combination of these two changes would cause significant rank inflation, so in order for the ranking system to stay accurate, we needed to tone back the amount of LP gained per win.  
Preseason Followup Progress 
Just recapping a bit of our progress and future goals for the preseason follow up work
  • Priority 1 - Overall game health and pacing. 
    • Are game length, snowball, damage, and other high level aspects of the game in the right place.
    • We’re currently happy with snowball and game length
    • Burst damage was too high on release, and after changes in 10.24 it’s better but still a bit too high from where we want long term. We have another pass on burst reduction coming for 11.1 
  • Priority 2 - Position and class balance as a whole
    • Are all classes viable and succeeding in the right ways?
    • Initially we had (as expected) a few strong (tanks, AP, some assassins) and weak (ADC and Enchanters) classes 
    • Hopefully with the 10.25 changes, we are in a fairly balanced state here (buffs to ADC and Enchanters, nerfs to Tanks) 
  • Priority 3 - Individual item choice, health, and satisfaction
    • Is every champion accessing the wide range of choices that we intend and are their builds satisfying and synergistic with their playstyle
    • Initial results seem to be successful for more than half of the roster, where champs are seeing expanded choice and satisfying builds
    • The first patches of spring will have a lot more individual item and champion shifts to realize the full potential of the new system
Thanks again for playing League with us. Stay safe out there."

Essence Emporium Now Open

The Essence Emporium is now open through December 14th! Get Urfwick, tons of chromas, mystery and champie icons, mystery wards, and more!

Here's a full list of everything in the Emporium and their BE prices:

Skins - 150000 BE
  • Urfwick 

Emerald Chromas - 10000 BE
  • Arcade Kai'Sa
  • Astronaut Bard
  • Battle Academia Jayce
  • Blood Moon Sivir
  • Blood Moon Tryndamere
  • Coven LeBlanc
  • Dark Star Mordekaiser
  • Dark Star Shaco
  • Papercraft Anivia
  • Pretty Kitty Rengar

Chromas - 2000 BE
  • Bandito Fiddlesticks (7 Chromas)
  • High Noon Irelia (6 Chromas)
  • High Noon Jhin (7 Chromas)
  • High Noon Lucian (4 Chromas)
  • High Noon Senna (4 Chromas)
  • Astronaut Bard (5 Chromas)
  • Astronaut Gnar (4 Chromas)
  • Astronaut Poppy (5 Chromas)
  • Pulsefire Ekko (5 Chromas)
  • Pulsefire Fiora (6 Chromas)
  • Pulsefire Pantheon (6 Chromas)
  • Coven LeBlanc (6 Chromas)
  • Coven Morgana (3 Chromas)
  • Worldbreaker Malzahar (7 Chromas)
  • Worldbreaker Maokai (6 Chromas)
  • Worldbreaker Sion (6 Chromas)
  • Furyhorn Cosplay Veigar (7 Chromas)
  • Pajama Guardian Urgot (6 Chromas)
  • Pengu Cosplay Tristana (5 Chromas)
  • Surprise Party Fiddlesticks (2 Chromas)
  • Dark Star Mordekaiser (3 Chromas)
  • Dark Star Xerath (4 Chromas
  • Talon Blackwood (7 Chromas)
  • Taric Luminshield (7 Chromas)
  • Twitch Shadowfoot (7 Chromas)
  • Blackfrost Alistar (5 Chromas)
  • Blackfrost Rek'Sai (6 Chromas)
  • Blackfrost Renekton (6 Chromas)
  • Blood Moon Katarina (6 Chromas)
  • Blood Moon Master Yi (7 Chromas)
  • Blood Moon Tryndamere (5 Chromas)
  • Heartseeker Yuumi (5 Chromas)
  • Dragonslayer Diana (5 Chromas)
  • Dragonslayer Olaf (7 Chromas)
  • Dragonslayer Trundle (4 Chromas)
  • Guardian of the Sands Janna (5 Chromas)
  • Guardian of the Sands Rengar (5 Chromas)
  • Guardian of the Sands Ryze (5 Chromas)
  • Mecha Kingdoms Draven (4 Chromas)
  • Mecha Kingdoms Jax (3 Chromas)
  • Mecha Kingdoms Leona (6 Chromas)
  • Mecha Kingdoms Sett (4 Chromas)
  • Freljord Sylas (3 Chromas)
  • Arcade Kai'Sa (5 Chromas)
  • Battle Boss Qiyana (5 Chromas)
  • Battle Boss Yasuo (6 Chromas)
  • Dark Star Karma (7 Chromas)
  • Dark Star Shaco (4 Chromas)
  • Little Demon Tristana (7 Chromas)
  • Battle Academia Jayce (6 Chromas)
  • Battle Academia Katarina (6 Chromas)
  • Battle Professor Graves (6 Chromas)
  • Battle Principal Yuumi (7 Chromas)
  • Dunkmaster Ivern (7 Chromas)
  • Corgi Corki (6 Chromas)
  • Meowrick (6 Chromas)
  • Pretty Kitty Rengar (5 Chromas)
  • Meowkai (8 Chromas)
  • Arclight Brand (3 Chromas)
  • Blackthorn Morgana (5 Chromas)
  • Brolaf (8 Chromas)
  • Viridian Kayle (5 Chromas)
  • Papercraft Anivia (6 Chromas)
  • Papercraft Nunu & Willump (6 Chromas)
  • Blood Moon Pyke (5 Chromas)
  • Blood Moon Sivir (5 Chromas)
  • Dark Waters Diana (5 Chromas)
  • Dark Waters Vladimir (5 Chromas)
  • Sand Wraith Pyke (7 Chromas)
  • Dragon Master Swain (6 Chromas)
  • Mecha Zero Sion (8 Chromas)
  • Beemo (6 Chromas)
  • Badlands Baron Rumble (8 Chromas)
  • Birdio (6 Chromas)
  • Pizza Delivery Sivir (5 Chromas)
  • Pug'Maw (8 Chromas)
  • Renektoy (7 Chromas)
  • Moo Cow Alistar (8 Chromas)
  • Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath (5 Chromas)
  • Resistance Illaoi (7 Chromas)
  • Bullet Angel Kai'Sa (8 Chromas)
  • Dino Gnar (8 Chromas)
  • Dragon Fist Lee Sin (3 Chromas)
  • Dragonslayer Pantheon (7 Chromas)
  • Dragonslayer Xin Zhao (6 Chromas)
  • Firecracker Jinx (7 Chromas)
  • Headhunter Master Yi (3 Chromas)
  • Headhunter Rengar (4 Chromas)
  • Nemesis Jax (3 Chromas)
  • Officer Vi (5 Chromas)
  • Pool Party Leona (3 Chromas)
  • Popstar Ahri (6 Chromas)
  • Prestigious LeBlanc (6 Chromas)
  • Rocket Girl Tristana (3 Chromas)
  • Sandstorm Ekko (7 Chromas)
  • Surprise Party Amumu (8 Chromas)
  • Warlord Shen (8 Chromas)
Champion Chromas - 2000 BE
  • Blitzcrank (3 Chromas)
  • Caitlyn (3 Chromas)
  • Darius (3 Chromas)
  • Fizz (3 Chromas)
  • Garen (3 Chromas)
  • Lucian (3 Chromas)
  • Zac (3 Chromas)
  • Morgana (3 Chromas

  • Make it Rain Emote - 50000 BE
  • Money Bags Emote - 75000 BE

Ward Skins
  • Mystery Ward Skin - 4900 BE
  • Essence Collector Ward - 6000 BE

  • Mystery Icon - 1500 BE
  • Baron Hat Poro Icon  - 4000 BE
  • Gemstone King Icon + Gemstone - 100000 BE
  • Gemstone Knight Icon + Gemstone - 50000 BE
  • Gemstone Prince Icon + Gemstone - 75000 BE

Mystery Champie Icons - 2500 BE
(For an easy gallery of the Champie icons, just search "Champie" in the icon collection, sort by all + Show Unowned & Show Unavailable!) 
  • Bandle City Mystery Mini Icon Box
    • Tristana
    • Rumble
    • Veigar
    • Gnar
    • Lulu
    • Corki
    • Heimerdinger
    • Teemo
    • Kennen
    • Poppy
    • Yuumi
  • Bilgewater Mystery Mini Icon Box
    • Nautilus
    • Gangplank
    • Miss Fortune
    • Twisted Fate
    • Pyke
    • Illaoi
    • Graves
  • Demacia & Freljord Mystery Mini Icon Box
    • Garen
    • Vayne
    • Lux
    • Xin Zhao
    • Sona
    • Kayle
    • Morgana
    • Ashe
    • Nunu & Willump
    • Lissandra
    • Sejuani
  • Ionia Mystery Mini Icon Box
    • Master Yi
    • Shen
    • Wukong
    • Akali
    • Irelia
    • Lee Sin
    • Yasuo
    • Ahri
    • Neeko
    • Xayah
    • Rakan
    • Jhin
  • Noxus Mystery Mini Icon Box
    • Katarina
    • LeBlanc
    • Vladimir
    • Swain
    • Draven
    • Sion
    • Darius
    • Riven
    • Cassiopeia
    • Mordekaiser
    • Kled
    • Talon
  • Piltover & Zaun Mystery Mini Icon Box
    • Caitlyn
    • Ezreal
    • Twitch
    • Vi
    • Ekko
    • Urgot
    • Jinx
    • Warwick
    • Ziggs
    • Camille
    • Viktor
    • Blitzcrank
  • Runeterra Mystery Mini Icon Box
    • Nasus
    • Taric
    • Alistar
    • Tahm Kench
    • Evelynn
    • Aatrox
    • Annie
    • Bard
    • Zoe
    • Lucian
    • Senna
    • Zilean

Here's the original Essence Emporium FAQ for more info:
"Welcome to the Essence Emporium! We've got gemstones, we've got emotes, we've got icons. Lots...of icons. 
The Essence Emporium opens up twice a year to sell a bunch of stuff for blue essence. It opens up once around midseason, and once around preseason. 
Until the shop closes, you can also get XP boosts, rune pages, and name changes for 50% off! 
  • 1,500 BE - Mystery icon box (guaranteed to be an icon you don't already own)
  • 2,000 BE - Chromas
  • 2,500 BE - Mystery minis icon box, series 1 & 2 (Emporium exclusive!)
  • 2,500 BE - Mystery minis icon box, series 3 (NEW) (Emporium exclusive!)
  • 4,000 BE - Baron Hat Poro icon (NEW) (Emporium exclusive!)
  • 4,900 BE - Mystery ward skin box (guaranteed to be a ward skin you don't already own)
  • 6,000 BE – Essence Collector ward skin (Emporium exclusive!)
  • 50,000 BE - "Make it Rain" emote (Emporium exclusive!)
  • 50,000 BE - Gemstone + Gemstone Knight icon
  • 75,000 BE - Gemstone + Gemstone Prince icon
  • 75,000 BE - “Money Bags” emote (Emporium exclusive!)
  • 100,000 BE - Gemstone + Gemstone King icon
  • 150,000 BE - URFWick skin (Emporium exclusive!) 
League Partnership Program exclusives such as Emerald Chromas or Emotes
Mystery Minis, mystery icons, mystery ward skins, and other items sent as gifts share a limit of 10 purchases per day. That means any combination of those items up to ten will prevent you from buying any more of those items until 24 hours after your first purchase. For personal mystery purchases, the limit is 20! 
What icons are in the Mystery Minis icon box? 
You can see which icons are in this box in the store before you buy one! 
What icons are in the Mystery Icon box? 
Most icons are available in the box, even legacy or limited ones! But, you won't find Esports icons, team-specific icons, exclusive icons, or icons that grant borders or gemstones. 
What ward skins are in the Mystery Ward Skin box? 
Mostly the same deal: (almost) any ward that's listed as available in your in-client Collection. Esports wards, mission rewards, event-specific wards, and ward icons aren't included."

Here's a clip from the Star Guardian Prestige and Cosmic Skins FAQ on the newest added champie icons:

"The following Icons can be acquired through the Essence Emporium, activating November 30th 1:00 PM (PT) until December 14th, 2020 1:00 PM (PT). You’ll need to roll for them based on the regional box they belong to. 
  • Lucian Champie Icon (Runeterra Box)
  • Senna Champie Icon (Runeterra Box)
  • Zilean Champie icon (Runeterra Box)
  • Viktor Champie Icon (Piltover / Zaun Box)
  • Blitzcrank Champie Icon (Piltover / Zaun Box)"


Legacy Snowdown Skins return!

Legacy Snowdown skins and chromas have returned to the shop for a limited time! These will be available until January 7th.

12/1 TFT Mid-Patch Update

Here's details from the 10.24 patch notes on a TFT mid-patch update that went out on December 1st:
"Balance Changes December 1 
  • Galio Star Multiplier: 12% ⇒14%
  • Galio Base Health: 1000/1650/2250 ⇒ 800/1400/2000
  • Galio Base Attack Damage: 85/180/320 ⇒ 75/160/280
  • Keeper Shield Value: 175/250/350 ⇒ 150/225/350
  • Keeper Shield Duration: 8/10/14 ⇒ 8/10/12 seconds
Champions and Items
  • Zed Attack Speed: 0.8 ⇒ 0.75
  • Zed Contempt for the Weak Attack Damage Steal: 30/35/40% ⇒ 25/30/35%
  • Yone Total Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Yone Seal Fate Armor and Magic Resist Reduction: 90% ⇒ 60%
  • Runaan’s Hurricane Attack Damage Multiplier: 100% ⇒ 90%"

Snowdown 2020 Merch Collection

A new merch collection is now up on the Riot Games Merch Store! Check out all the new items over on their collection page!


"Patch 10.25 preview with lists of changes. Put on your reading glasses. 
-We shifted approach on a few things and added some champs
-These are almost final, a few may change by the time the patch ships"
  • Scruffy also noted some changes coming for the in game shop:
Something else coming in 10.25 is that we're enabling the high level player data to fuel the new Recommended Items tab.  
These still aren't 100% optimal, but should represent the current trends for what high level players are considering viable choices on each champion.
Lowbo added:
This will work for ARAM too!

"Diana will only be available for Prestige Points sometime in Q2 of next year as part of our Prestige Points retirement shop. She will be available for Event Tokens in the upcoming December event."
  • The TFT Twitter posted a preview infographic of upcoming patch 10.25 changes:
"Here's what we have cooking for Patch 10.25:"

  • Riot Mort noted changes to TFT champ overflow coming with 10.25:
"It's been a long time coming! Coming in patch 10.25, if you try to overflow a champ in from carousel, you'll get a warning. If you keep it in, it will be auto sold."

  • New LoL Prime Gaming loot is now available as of December 3rd! Get a free mystery shard and check back for updates on more in the future!

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