Patch Chat with the Playtest Team - 6.22, big changes in the preseason!

new "Minions" art created by inkinesss! Hey guys! Welcome to Patch Chat, a Dev Corner thread we make to talk about our new patches every two weeks: I'm Aesah on Riot's Playtest Team, a group of Diamond+ players who play with the new champions, reworks, balance tweaks, items, and map updates before they are released. It's our job to the test the changes that our designers come up with and ensure that we're introducing positive changes to LoL in terms of both balance and fun. We'll be watching this thread to answer as many questions as we can. 6.22 is our preseason patch, and it is HUGE so I won't be going into as much detail as usual, rather just listing everything here as a reference for us to discuss it within the thread. Client update. Major assassin update for Talon, Katarina, Leblanc, and Rengar. Minor updates for Fizz, Kha'zix, Akali, Zed, Ekko, and Shaco. Alistar and Twitch updates, and tweaks to Ivern and Kled. Stealth changes including Control Wards and shimmering. Flat penetration replaced with Lethality on runes, items, and masteries. A ton of item changes: support itemization notably including Locket, Knight's Vow, and Redemption; assassin Itemization such as Edge of Night, Duskblade, and Ghostblade; and a bunch more. Mastery changes, most notably Fervor and Battle changes and Courage of the Collosus replacing Strength of Ages. Seeds in the jungle including Blast Cone, Scryer's Bloom, and Honeyfruit. Different jungle camps and Smite. Update to minions, turrets, and neutral epics. All of us on the Playtest Team are avid gamers so feel free to talk to us as fellow LoL players! Adam "Afic" Cohen Ben “Cezium” Burkhardt Don “Aesah” Ding Nicolas “Gleeb” Haddad Dan “penguin” Hardison Miles “Daydreamin” Hoard Bao “Bao” Lam Robert “ROBERTxLEE” Lee Nicholas “Nickwu” Smith Blake “S0be” Soberanis Trevor “ThEntropist” Thernes
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