Almost one year ago, we debuted a new way to play League of Legends in a silly, fun game mode that turned competitive balance on its head in celebration of the yearly troll-fest known as April Fools. While we were ultimately kidding, many of our designers saw the opportunity to work on a true evolution of League gameplay inspired by URF. After reviewing player feedback and hammering out brass tacks, we felt confident we created the most refined gameplay experience League has inspired yet, all in time to iterate in preparation of the next competitive season.
Strategic Buff of Strategistic Strategery +100% Mana and Energy consumption +200% Cooldown Inflation on Abilities, Activated Items, and Summoner Spells +50% Anti-Tenacity +225 Movement Speed Reduction +200% Delay between basic attacks Critical strikes deal 50% of total attack damage This unit deals critical strikes on 150% of its attacks Protection against superfluous decisiveness This unit is vulnerable to consequences
What's that? That's the sound of the second 2015 buff barge, departing from... buff island? Look, we don't know where the buff barge actually stays in its off season. All we do know is that Sometimes this thing docks somewhere, takes on a bunch of friends, and then sails off for the high seas.
Anyway. What this actually means is that we've got a lot of changes aimed at champions who have received less attention in the past few months (or dozen months). Mind you, we're not going to be making a habit of this (power creep is a deep rabbit hole, but the summary is that constantly buffing weak champions means we're just throwing out a lot of power without a functional direction) and we're not in the business of just buffing for the sake of buffing, but felt we could at least give these girls (and guys and Bards) something directionally correct.
NOTE: It's a new Teemo (yes, Teemo) skin promo. Name is most likely the Omega Squad Teemo, legendary tier. Click the quotes to hear them out (skin VO, from the site). The green helmet on left from helmet bro one is Teemo's.