Hey everyone and welcome to Patch 8.5. We're entering the breach. Welcome to the Kai'Sa patch.
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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Our newest friend on the rift is the daughter of the Void, Kai'Sa! With multiple buildpaths and different play patterns, Kai'Sa is one of the more diverse champions that have been introduced in recent memory. The primary playtesters for Kai'Sa were Madness Heroo & ROBERTxLEE. Feel free to ask any and all (gameplay) void-related questions and we'll be happy to give you insight!
Aside from Kai'Sa, we've got some buffs and nerfs to various champions; Nocturne, Swain, Rengar, and Zoe got some love. Azir, Galio, and Volibear took some nerfs.
Ask us ANYTHING about 8.5. We're here to answer questions about your favorite champions, inquiries about runes, or maybe how often we execute to jungle camps! Let's talk bot lane matchups or maybe discuss shifts in the jungle! We're also down to just chat, though.
Disclaimer: We have no insight on upcoming/future skins.
Chris “Auberaun” Roberts
Christy “Riot Ender L” Frierson
Nick “Riot Endstep” Frijia
Sigmundur “GangIeri” Helgason
Arnor “Riot Hjarta” Halldorsson
Rob “Riot King Cobra” Rosa
Miktat “Riot Koyuncu” Koyuncu
Brian “Riot Madness Heroo” Pressoir
Nabi “Riot Novalas” Barak
Dan “Riot penguin” Hardison
Robert “ROBERTxLEE” Lee