Patch 4.3 Notes

By Riot Pwyff

“Hey Summoners,

Welcome back to the patch notes! This isn’t a huge update (less novel-length patch notes, YAY!), but we’re using this patch to set out the roadmap of what we’ll be hitting long-term. For example, Kassadin and Gragas are getting small nerfs this patch while we focus on their larger long term changes after they go through our lab tests.

Outside of that, we’ve got some general tune-ups for support gold items (take a look at the updated Spellthief line!) and basic items in general. Oh, and keep an eye out for a new champion! HO HO HO WHAT A FUNNY JOKE WE HAVE MADE.” Pwyff

05/03/2014 Patch Update

Just a few bugfixes.

  • Fixed an issue that caused players to see a black screen instead of Champion Select
  • Restored compatibility with XP Service Pack 2

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28/02/2014 Patch Update

More Terrify(ing) Changes

"When we made the changes to Shaco / Fiddle / Nocturne’s fear mechanics, we wanted them to have more strategic consistency in their use (as opposed to fearing and hoping they stay nearby). That said, with the change we made in 4.3, we significantly undertuned on the flee mechanic so feared opponents were running away too fast (which makes sense if you think about it...). Still, we’re reacting quickly here to crank up the Movement Speed slow so that a feared target doesn’t bolt out of range too fast while still maintaining the spirit of the change."

Shaco’s Jack in the Box, Fiddlesticks' Terrify, and Nocturne’s Unspeakable Horror

  • Targets now flee away from the caster much more slowly than before

Bug Fixes

  • We fixed a bug where the undo button was nearly killing players in ARAM and normal games

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LoL Client

“With our LoL client work ongoing, game invites were next on our hit list. The below changes should help out with client performance. ”

  • Players can now be invited to and accept game invitations while already in a lobby
  • Lobby owners can now select a teammate to be the game owner and “draft captain” in charge of bans and first pick
  • Improved invitee and lobby status updates:
    • Accepted
    • Pending
    • Declined
    • Accepted - Lobby Full
    • Accepted - Quit
    • Joined - Quit
    • Joined
    • Kicked
    • Banned
      • Cancelled (displays for both Kicked and Banned)
  • Invitations to games that are no longer available will now read “The invitation from «Summoner» has expired.”
  • You can now grant invite privileges in custom games
  • Chat lobbies will remain intact if someone leaves champ select
  • You can still send and receive game invites if chat goes down
  • You can now send game invitations to offline players - they’ll see them when they log in
    • CORRECTED: Active game invites now persist through logout. If you log back in while an invite is still valid, you'll be able to accept without having to be reinvited
  • Chat’s no longer restricted when sending out large amounts of invites at once

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Champions

Vel’Koz

Vel’Koz, the Eye of the Void is somewhere in this patch but will be turned on at a later date.

Corki

Corki players can now see Phosphorus Bomb’s area of effect indicator and Phosphorus Bomb now scales with bonus AD.

“Way back, we added more gameplay to Phosphorous Bomb in the form of a travel time, thereby increasing the difficulty of the skill but not the reward. We’ve added some extra gunpowder to the bomb this patch to rebalance the ability.”

Q - Phosphorus Bomb


newbonus attack damage ratio +0.5 Bonus Attack Damage Ratio
newclarity Now shows area-of-effect indicator for Corki (previously displayed only for enemies)

Gragas

We lowered Body Slam’s AD ratio at early levels and reduced Explosive Cask’s AP ratio.

“Short-term, we’re making these changes to slightly tone down Gragas’ overall power curve without making him “Old and Busted.” In future patches we’ll look at Gragas and make changes that leave him feeling like more of a drunken brawler than a fat mage.”

E - Body Slam


total attack damage ratio 0.66 at all ranks 0.3/0.4/0.5/0.6/0.7

R - Explosive Cask


ability power ratio 1.0 0.9
old mana cost 100/125/150 100 at all ranks (legacy patch note from an undocumented change in 4.2)

Kassadin

We reduced Null Sphere’s damage and silence duration and lowered the damage of Force Pulse.

“We’re currently working on more aggressive changes for Kassadin in the future. In the meantime, these are short term tweaks to knock his power levels down a peg while we continue testing. Maybe, someone, somewhere, will get to play him in a ranked game.”

Q - Null Sphere


damage 80/115/150/185/220 80/110/140/170/200
silence 1.5/1.75/2/2.25/2.5 seconds 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds

E - Force Pulse


damage 80/130/180/230/280 80/120/160/200/240

Kha’Zix

“Kha’Zix can be oppressive to play against if he starts snowballing in the early game. Even if his opponents stick together to prevent isolation, the bug deals stupendous amounts of all-in damage before leaping to safety with his E resets. Even though we trimmed down his explosive initiations and crazy fast Dragon/Baron killing speed, we still like Kha’Zix as a speedy hunter, so we buffed his ability to maneuver in fights.”

Q - Evolved Enlarged Claws


missing health damage 8% 6%
maximum damage vs. monsters 200 100

E - Leap


bonus attack damage ratio 0.8 0.2

R - Void Assault


newutility Kha’Zix ignores unit collision while in stealth

R - Evolved Active Camouflage


newutility Void Assault Duration +1 seconds (total 2 seconds)

Ryze

We’ve buffed Ryze’s base health and increased Overload’s range.

“In previous patches, we cemented Ryze’s role as a mid-range mage. Now, we’re helping him adjust.”

General


base health 446 500

Q - Overload


range 600 625

Skarner

We lowered Crystal Slash’s mana cost and increased Fracture’s slow.

“We’re giving Skarner some help in the early game with a focus on his crowd control capabilities.”

Q - Crystal Slash


mana cost 20/22/24/26/28 16/18/20/22/24

E - Fracture


slow 30/35/40/45/50% 45/50/55/60/65%

Teemo

Teemo’s shrooms are now slightly less annoying.

“Late game, Teemos stacking pure AP could pretty much opt out of fighting by laying deathshrooms everywhere and spamming the laugh button. If you’re ever close to losing it after dying to a shroom, just remember; millions of Teemos die each day .”

R - Noxious Trap


ability power ratio 0.8 0.5

Yasuo

We’ve reduced Way of the Wanderer’s shield duration as well as its value at higher levels.

“We want to further emphasize Yasuo’s defensive weaknesses, like triggering his shield with a basic attack and then waiting out the duration, or making him more vulnerable to lots of things hitting him at the same time.”

Passive - Way of the Wanderer


shield duration 2 seconds 1.5 seconds
shield (rough values) 60~690 60~470
shield (real values) 60/65/70/75/85/95/110/125/145/170/200/240/290/350/420/500/590/690 60/65/70/75/80/90/100/110/125/140/160/185/215/250/290/340/400/470

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Terrify(ing) Changes

“The randomness of Terrify made it unreliable in most cases, both in coordinating with teammates and for opponents, so we’re making it more predictable.”

Fiddlesticks

In addition to the Terrify changes, we’ve increased Drain’s cast range.

Q - Terrify


utility Affected units run around in fear Affected units now run away from Fiddlesticks with impaired movement

W - Drain


cast range 475 575 (tether range remains at 750)

Nocturne

E - Unspeakable Horror


utility Affected units run around in fear Affected units now run away from Nocturne with impaired movement speed

Shaco

W - Jack In The Box


utility Affected units run around in fear Affected units now run away from the Jack in the Box with impaired movement speed

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Minor Changes & Bug Fixes

Kayle

newprettiness Updated Ability Icons!

Sejuani

W - Flail of the Northern Winds


bugfix Fixed a bug where % increases to Sejuani’s health were not being included in the bonus damage calculation

Twisted Fate

W - Pick A Card


newprettiness New Particles!

Volibear

W - Frenzy


bugfix Fixed a bug where % increases to Volibear’s health were not being included in the bonus damage calculation

Zac

We increased the interaction radius of Zac’s blobs.

Passive - Cell Division


chunk pickup / stomp radius 25 50

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Items

Tear of the Goddess

“Not enough tears on the Rift.”

newpassive Additionally grants +1 maximum mana per 8 seconds (+1 maximum mana per 6 seconds on Crystal Scar)
mana regen 7 6

Doran’s Shield

“We want Doran’s Shield to be a strong pick for countering ranged attack harassment, but its high defensive stats were making it a must-buy early item for some champions. We’re clarifying its strengths while toning down some of the power.”

health 100 80
health regen 10 6

Spirit Stone Items

(Spirit Stone, Spirit of the Elder Lizard, Spirit of the Ancient Golem, Spirit of the Spectral Wraith)

“We like the changes we made to the Spirit Stone line in patch 4.1, so these are just some general tweaks to promote a wider variety of junglers.”

butcher passive health restore 8% damage dealt 6% damage dealt
butcher passive mana restore 4% damage dealt 3% damage dealt
butcher passive utility Health / Mana restore no longer halved for area-effect spells

Boots of Mobility

“As the premiere set up boots for getting into - and initiating - fights, we’re introducing a strategic tradeoff. There has been some discussion that this change will hurt some junglers, so we’ll keep an eye on this change.”

movement speed 45 in combat / 105 out of combat 25 in combat / 105 out of combat
total cost 1000 gold 800 gold

Ruby Crystal

“We don’t expect Ruby Crystal to suddenly be a great starting item, but we want to lower its barrier of purchase. Same’s true of the Sightstone items.”

health 180 150
total cost 475 gold 400 gold

Sightstone

health 180 150
total cost 950 gold 800 gold

Ruby Sightstone

health 360 400
total cost 1550 gold 1600 gold

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Gold Generating Items

All stats will be displayed per item while changes will be noted.

We’re doing a polish of the mini-games associated with gold generating items.

Spellthief’s Edge Line

Buying a Spellthief’s Edge is a commitment to harassing your opponents from afar. It’ll be the highest risk and reward item in terms of gold generation.

Spellthief’s Edge

newpassive tribute Old Tribute Passive Spells and basic attacks against champions or buildings deal 10 additional damage and grant 5 Gold. This can occur up to three times every 30 seconds. Killing a minion disables this passive for 12 seconds.
ability power 10 5
mana regen 3 2
gold per 10 2 gold per 10 seconds

Frostfang

newpassive tribute Old Tribute Passive Spells and basic attacks against champions or buildings deal 15 additional damage and grant 10 Gold. This can occur up to three times every 30 seconds. Killing a minion disables this passive for 12 seconds.
total cost 850 gold 865 gold
ability power 20 10
mana regen 7 5
gold per 10 4 gold per 10 seconds

Frost Queen’s Claim

newpassive tribute Old Tribute Passive Spells and basic attacks against champions or buildings deal 15 additional damage and grant 10 Gold. This can occur up to three times every 30 seconds. Killing minions does not disable the passive.
newunique active Old Unique Active Fires an ice lance that explodes dealing 50 (+5 per champion level) magic damage to nearby enemies while slowing their movement speed by 80%, decaying over 2 seconds (60 second cooldown).
recipe Frostfang + Amplifying Tome Frostfang + Fiendish Codex (total cost remains 2000 gold)
newcooldown reduction +10% Cooldown reduction
ability power 50 40
gold per 10 4 gold per 10 seconds
mana regen 10 mana regeneration

Relic Shield Line

We’re reinforcing the Relic Shield line as “all-in” tanky support items for those who want to scrap in lane all day. This is the moderate risk, moderate reward item.

Relic Shield

newpassive spoils of war Old Spoils of War Passive Melee basic attacks execute minions below 200 Health. Killing a minion heals you and the nearest allied champion for 40 Health and grants them kill gold. These effects require a nearby allied champion. Recharges every 60 seconds. Max 2 charges.
newclarity Allies who benefit from Spoils of War now also gain +1 to their minions killed score
health 50 75
health regen 6 0

Targon’s Brace

newpassive spoils of war Old Spoils of War Passive Melee basic attacks execute minions below 200 Health. Killing a minion heals you and the nearest allied champion for 50 Health and grants them kill gold. These effects require a nearby allied champion. Recharges every 30 seconds. Max 3 charges.
newclarity Allies who benefit from Spoils of War now also gain +1 to their minions killed score
total cost 850 gold 865 gold
health regen 12 8
health +175 health

Face of the Mountain

newpassive spoils of war Old Spoils of War Passive Melee basic attacks execute minions below 200 Health. Killing a minion heals you and the nearest allied champion for 50 (+1% of your maximum Health) and grants them kill gold. Recharges every 30 seconds. Max 4 charges.
newclarity Allies who benefit from Spoils of War now also gain +1 to their minions killed score
newunique active Old Unique Active Shield target ally for 10% of your maximum Health for 4 seconds. After 4 seconds, the target explodes dealing 100% of their total Attack Damage plus 30% of their Ability Power as magic damage in an area (60 second cooldown).
health 375 health
health regen 25 health regeneration
cooldown reduction 10% cooldown reduction

Ancient Coin Line

We’re giving the Ancient Coin line a reduction in combat-related stats so that we can focus on its hold-out pattern of staying alive in lane. This is definitely the lowest risk line of them all, but it also provides the lowest overall rewards.

Ancient Coin

newpassive favor Old Favor Passive Being near a minion death without dealing the killing blow grants 2 Gold and 5 Health.
health regen 5 0
mana regen +3 mana regeneration

Nomad’s Medallion

newpassive favor Old Favor Passive Being near a minion death without dealing the killing blow grants 3 Gold and 5 Health.
health regen 8 5
mana regen 11 7
total cost 850 gold 865 gold
gold per 10 +2 gold per 10 seconds

Talisman of Ascension

newpassive favor Old Favor Passive Being near a minion death without dealing the killing blow grants 3 Gold and 10 Health.
mana regen 15 10
active Grants nearby allies +40% movement speed for 3 seconds (60 second cooldown).
health regen 10 health regeneration
gold per 10 2 gold per 10 seconds
cooldown reduction 20% cooldown reduction

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Crystal Scar

The following changes affect Crystal Scar only

Prospector's Blade

“With the 2014 Season changes, we want to bring the Prospector items back in line with current stat values.”

newattack speed +15% Attack Speed
health 200 150
attack damage 20 16
life steal 5% Removed

Prospector's Ring

“With the 2014 Season changes, we want to bring the Prospector items back in line with current stat values.”

health 200 150
ability power 40 35
mana regen 6 5

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Twisted Treeline and Crystal Scar

The following changes affect Twisted Treeline and Crystal Scar only

B.F. Sword

“Similar to when we removed Needlessly Large Rod from TT / CS, B.F. Sword is too expensive for a fast-paced map. Now that we've remade Mercurial Scimitar, we can also remove B.F. Sword from the maps.”

existence Is a thing Removed

Mercurial Scimitar

existence Is a thing Removed

new Dervish Blade

recipe Stinger + Quicksilver Sash + 200 gold (3000 gold total)
active Removes all debuffs, and if champion is melee, also grants +50% bonus Movement Speed for 1 second (90 second cooldown).
attack speed +50% Attack Speed
magic resistance +45 Magic Resistance
cooldown reduction +10% Cooldown Reduction

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Team Builder

“Some Team Builder assets are included in this patch in preparation for an eventual two-day live beta test.”

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