On 09/02/15, starting at, 01:30 Pacific time (08:30 UTC), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 5.17. At 03:00 Pacific time (10:00 UTC), the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds will be unavailable for 3 hours.
On 02/09/15, starting at 03:30 UK Time (02:30 UTC), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 5.17. At 05:00 UK Time (04:00 UTC), the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds will be unavailable for 3 hours.
By now everyone should know what a ganker is and at the very least how a gank is performed. All champions in the game can gank although their effectiveness varies greatly between them. Some champions are terrible at ganking and some are really good at it. There are three types of gankers and one of them is just the combination of the other two. The three types are damage gankers, control gankers and perfect gankers.
TL;DR: Earlier this week, the NA game servers successfully moved to a new, centralized location in Chicago, Illinois. We continue to work internally, with ISPs, and with players to troubleshoot any emergent routing issues (help us out here !), and have now kicked off a weekend stress test (complete with Party IP) from August 28 - 30. More details below.
Hey folks! Juggernauts shipped, and as enormous game updates sometimes go, not everything was 100% on the balance front. Check out the changes below to see how we're reacting to them. Since we're aiming to get these changes out with as little friction as possible (ie. we don't want to make you download another patch!), some of the in-game tooltips will be out of date until we hit 5.17 and can more comprehensively update everything.
Darius released far weaker than his juggernaut brothers, mostly due to the extra gameplay added to Decimate. We're still keeping the gameplay (we like that part), so we're making it more rewarding when you swing your axe correctly.
Q - Decimate
HEALING10% of missing health per champion hit⇒15% of missing health per champion hit (maximum is still 30%)
Movement speed and attack speed lowered. W's shield lowered. E's cooldown is increased, and deals less damage.
Oh dear. Skarner released at the strongest state we've seen a character...pretty much ever. While the below changes might look like a lot, these were all added on towards the end of his development cycle as a result of feedback on the PBE. We shouldn't have listened quite so well. No hard feelings, PBE.
BASE MOVEMENT SPEED345⇒335
BASE ATTACK DAMAGE61⇒57
W - Crystalline Exoskeleton
SHIELD RATIO12/13/14/15/16% of maximum health⇒10/11/12/13/14% of maximum health