Hey everyone and welcome to Patch 8.3. Get ready for the Swain Train!
I’m Riot Novalas & I’m a QA Analyst on Riot’s Playtest Team, a group of high elo players who work on Core Gameplay playing new champions, reworks, balance tweaks, items, and map updates before they’re released. It’s our job to test the changes that our designers come up with and ensure that we’re introducing positive changes to League in terms of both balance and fun.
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Swain hits live with this patch receiving a full Visual Game Update. Riot King Cobra and Riot Madness Heroo are the two playtesters for Swain and they'll be around to answer (most) Swain-related questions!
Outside of the Noxian Grand General, this patch has nerfs to Azir, Jarvan IV, Kog'Maw and more! We've also got some love for Master Yi & Viktor. Unsealed Spellbook took a summoner CDR hit & some Inspiration runes were moved around!
Ask us ANYTHING about 8.3. We're here to answer questions about your favorite champions, inquiries about runes, or maybe how often we execute to jungle camps! Feel free to hit us up about our experiences with Swain in development! We're also down to just chat, though.
Disclaimer: We have no insight on upcoming/future skins.
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