Patch Chat 6.12 - Keystones and Catalyst and Marksman Items, Oh My!

Hey all, Welcome back to Patch Chat! We’re Riot’s Playtest Team, a group of high ranking League players whose job it is to play the hell out of things (lane tests, competitive testing, etc) and give actionable objective feedback to designers. Every two weeks (concurrent with the release of patch notes), we’re going to be hosting a discussion here on the state of balance on the current patch. **Take this opportunity to ask us any questions about the state of the game.** It’s been a few weeks of Patch Chat, and we’re still iterating on the format. With three new members starting in the last few weeks, we welcome any feedback about the format of Patch Chat. What do you like about Patch Chat or want to see in the future? What do you hate? [Patch 6.12](http://leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/patch-612-notes) is being called the ARAM Patch, but it also sees changes to ADC itemization, Youmuu’s Ghostblade, Catalyst items, and Grasp of the Undying. With sustain for tanks (as well as Catalyst mages like Swain) lower on this patch, and marksman damage upped somewhat, tell us how see the meta shifting! Curious what it’s like to work as a Riot playtester? Have any questions about the patch as a whole? As usual, feel free to ask any questions about balance or what exactly our job is. We will be around for the next few hours and will try to answer as many questions as possible. --------------------- **Playtest Team** * Adam "_Afic_" Cohen * Preston “_Hinder_” Bunker * Ben “_Cezium_” Burkhardt * Shawn “_I Am The IRS_” Currie * Nicolas “_Gleeb_” Haddad * Miles “_Daydreamin_” Hoard * Bao “_Bao_” Lam * Mattias “_Gentleman Gustaf_” Lehman * Nicholas “_Nickwu_” Smith * Blake “_S0be_” Soberanis * Trevor “_ThEntropist_” Thernes
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