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Patch Notes June 26, 2009 Patch

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Cho'GathSquare.pngCho'Gath, the Black Terror

  • Carnivore (Passive) - Cho'Gath gains life upon killing units
  • Rupture - Cho'Gath causes the ground to rupture. After a short delay a spire will emerge, popping enemies into the air, dealing damage and slowing them upon landing.
  • Feral Scream - Cho'Gath lets out a terrifying cone based scream, damaing and silencing units who are hit.
  • Vorpal Spikes - Passive: Cho'Gath's basic attacks send out spikes, impaling units behind his primary target.
  • Feast (Ultimate) - Cho'Gath attempts to consume an enemy whole, instantly killing it if it is below a health threshold. Each time Cho'Gath successfully devours a unit he grows in size, gaining health and increasing the consume health threshold.

AmumuSquare.pngAmumu, the Sad Mummy

  • Cursed Touch (Passive) - Amumu's physical attacks reduce his target's magic resistance
  • Bandage Toss - Amumu sends out a sticky bandage. If it encounters an enemy unit it will damage and stun them while Amumu pulls himself to them.
  • Despair - Toggle ability: Enemies within a short range of Amumu lose x% of their life each second.
  • Tantrum - Passive/Active Ability: Permanently reduces physical damage dealt to Amumu. Additionally, upon being hit a number of times he can unleash his rage to deal magic damage to surrounding units.
  • Curse of the Sad Mummy (Ultimate) - Amumu entangles surrounding units, dealing damage and casuing them to be unable to move for a short duration.

Champion Changes


  • Pyromania stun duration modified from 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5 to 1.75 at all levels
  • Attack speed reduced to be in line with other casters


  • Changed Volley's cone to be locked to Ashe


  • Malice and Spite
    • The Malice and Spite charge now only lasts three minutes
    • Can now be cast while stealthed without breaking the stealth
  • Hate Spike
    • Increased radius form 330 to 350
    • Modified base damage from 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 to 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110
    • Increased ability power ratio from 0.25 to 0.28


  • Fallen One now correctly shows buff tooltips
  • Defile - Changed cooldown to 1.0 or 0.5
  • Wall of Pain - slow percent modified from 80% at all levels to 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80%

Master YiSquare.pngMaster Yi

  • Double Strike proc chance reduced from 15% to 12%

Nunu & WillumpSquare.pngNunu

  • Absolute Zero is now canceled upon casting Flash
  • Visionary number of attacks to proc reduced from 10 to 8


  • Buster Shot ability power ratio reduced from 1.8 to 1.5

Twisted FateSquare.pngTwisted Fate

  • Moving at the beginning and end of Gate no longer cancels the channel


  • Ambush selfslow reduced from 30% to 0%


  • Poison Trail
    • Increased mana cost per second from 10 to 13
    • Poison Trail will now apply slightly in front of him while not moving
  • Insanity Potion
    • Reduced bonus stats from 30 / 55 / 80 to 30 / 50 / 70
    • Reduced duration from 30 to 25 seconds


  • Fixed an issue with Spiral Blade that caused it to display the wrong ability power ratio in the tooltip


  • Hungering Strike cooldown modified from 12 seconds at all levels to 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
  • Blood Scent REMAKE
    • Changed to be a pure passive, when an enemy below 66% health comes in range of Warwick, he gains incredibly heightened movement speed



  • Rally
    • Reduced armor from 50 to 25
    • Fixed a bug with Offensive Mastery that gave Rally a bonus 50 seconds (it now gives it a bonus 5 seconds)
  • Clairvoyance reduced cooldown from 2.5 minutes to 2
  • Flash now cancels channeled abilities upon casting ( no more Absolute Zero hopping)

Mastery Trees

Offensive Tree

  • Deadliness - increases critical strike chance by 0.66% per rank for 3 ranks
  • Cripple - reduces armor and magic resistance by 25, and increases its duration by 0.5 seconds
  • Plentiful Bounty - increases the gold granted by Smite by 5, and reduces the cooldown by 5 seconds
  • Archmage's Savvy - increases the caster's ability power by 0.2 / 0.4 / 0.6 per level
  • Sorcery - reduces cooldowns by abilities by 0.75% per rank
  • Alacrity - increases attack speed by 1% per rank
  • Archaic Knowledge - grants 15% magic resistance penetration
  • Sunder - physical attacks ignore 2 armor per rank
  • Offensive Mastery - increases damage to Minions and Monsters by 2 per rank
  • Brute Force - increases physical damage dealt by 1 per rank
  • Master Taunter - increases the armor of a promoted minion by 20, and reduces the cooldown of Promote by 15 seconds
  • Lethality increases critical strike damage by 3.33% per rank
  • Improved Rally - Increases the duration of Rally by 5 seconds. Improved Rally also increases armor and magic damage by allies effected by Rally
  • Havoc increases damage dealt by 5%

Defensive Tree

  • Mender's Faith - increases the amount healed from Summoner Heal by 75, and reduces the cooldown by 10 seconds
  • Resistance - increases magic resistance by 2 per rank
  • Preservation - reduces the cooldown of Revive of 20 seconds, and upon resurrection the revived player has their health increased by 400 temporarily
  • Hardiness - increases armor by 2 per rank
  • Strength of Spirit - increases health regeneration by 0.1% / 0.2% / 0.3% of your maximum mana
  • Evasion - increases dodge chance by 0.5% per rank
  • Defensive Mastery - reduces damage from minions and monsters by 1 per rank
  • Nimbleness - on a successful dodge, your movement speed is increased by 10% for 5 seconds
  • Harden Skin - reduces damage received by 1 per rank
  • Veteran's Scars - increases health by 15 per rank
  • Will Power - increases the duration of Boost by 2 seconds, and reduces the cooldown by 30
  • Ardor - increases attack speed and ability power by 0.66% per rank, and an additional 0.66^ at level 18, which increases as your champion levels, per rank (i.e. 2%->4% which 3 ranks)
  • Reinforce - while Fortify is able to be activated, increases damage to minions and monsters by 6. In addition, increases the armor of turrets for 10 seconds after the invulnerability fades.
  • Tenacity - reduced damage received by 5%

Utility Tree

  • Spatial Accuracy - reduces the cast time of Teleport by 0.5 seconds, and reduces the cooldown by 5 seconds
  • Good hands - reduces time spent dead by 3.33% per rank
  • Perseverance - increases health and mana regeneration by 2% per rank
  • Haste - increases the movement speed bonus of Ghost by 8% and increases the duration by 1.5 seconds
  • Awareness - increases experience gained by 1.25% per rank
  • Greed - grants 1 gold every 10 seconds for the game
  • Meditation - grants 0.33 / 0.66 / 1 mana regeneration per second
  • Utility Mastery - increases the duration of buffs form monsters by 15% per rank
  • Quickness - increases movement speed by 1% per rank
  • Blink of an Eye - reduces the cooldown of Flash by 15 seconds
  • Intelligence - reduces cooldowns by 2% per rank
  • Mystical Vision - increases the duration of Clairvoyance by 15 seconds. In addition, the first 15 seconds of Clairvoyance grant stealth detection
  • Presence of the Master - reduces summoner ability cooldowns by 15%
  • Expanded Mind and Intelligence are no longer linked
  • Hardiness, Brute Force, and Meditation have one less rank

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed grammatical errors with a few tooltips
  • Fixed all issues relating to neutral minion tooltips
  • Fixed some bugs with cone targeting. It should feel a lot better now
  • Fixed a bug where TeemoSquare.pngTeemo's passive and SingedSquare.pngSinged's Poison Trail were leaving dots on the minimap
  • Fixed a bug where stealth units would become visible when they weren't supposed to
  • Fixed various crash bugs
  • Increased performance eon low performance settings by disabled aggro unit highlighting
  • Fixed a bug where the wrong sound played when you got hit by a spell
  • Fixed a bug where Enchanted Crystal Arrow targeting was erratic at close range
  • Fixed a bug where pixels aspect ratio did not properly change when changing the resolution from normal to widescreen and vice versa
  • Fixed a bug with order queuing
  • Fixed a bug where you could channel spells through death
  • Fixed white flash that appears on summoner items on the loading screen
  • Fixed flash of bad summoner level numbers that appear on loading screen
  • Load screen now shows users name before they connect
  • Fixed a problem with buffs sometimes showing up when they shouldn't
  • Fixed a pathing problem that would cause pathing to stop if you clicked along the edge of the map
  • Fixed a bug so you should no longer cast on dead units
  • Added a check at the end of spell casts so you can no longer cast on units that get out of range (unless the spell already launched and the projectile is in motion)


  • Turret health is now dependent on the number of players in the game (it is now 1200 / 1500 / 1800 / 2100 / 2400 / 2700), previously it was always 2800
  • Now gain 10% attack speed and 10 armor for each nearby friendly champion (from 25 armor)
  • Increased damage gain per minute from 5 to 6
  • Decreased armor gain per minute from 3 to 2.5
  • Outer Turrets now scale for only 5 minutes (down form 10 minutes)
  • Inhibitor Turrets now scale for up to 40 minutes (up form 30 minutes)
  • Anti-Backdooring - Turrets now have +100 armor and magic resist if there are no enemy minions within 800 distance of the turret
  • Game Ending Change - After a period of time, turrets begin to degenerate their armor (to speed up the game)
  • Inner turrets start off the game with 7 minutes worth of updates (17.5 armor and 42 damage)(but do not start increasing stats for 7 minutes)
  • Inhibitor turrets start off the game with 12 minutes worth of updates (30 armor and 72 damage)(but do not start increasing stats for 12 minutes)


  • Spell Shield, Banshee's Veil, and Boost no longer get consumed by autoattack abilities like Frost Shot or Toxic Shot
  • Changed the way negative armor and negative magic resist are calculated to make them less painful
  • Updated items "Builds Into" section
  • Super Minions now do 75% reduced damage to inhibitors and HQs
  • Added friendly/enemy tooltips to Sight Wards and Rally
  • Updated tooltips to Super Minions
  • Stealth units now have a smooth fade
  • Added Alt+Enter for fullscreen/window toggling
  • Reduced the bandwidth required a little (Should help a bit with lag)
  • Changed the particle system (please be on the look out and immediately report if you see any green spheres in the game.)
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