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You earn League of Legends' new currency faster than you thinkYou earn League of Legends' new currency faster than you think
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Bad news hits, as Mystery champion shards aren't purchasable unless there's enough unpredictability in the outcome... http://puu.sh/yqQlL/a3b93ecf9d.jpg


The new leveling system is dropping a champion crate each level right now (approximately 1000BE each crate) but that is going to slow down (higher levels taking longer to unlock + dropping fewer champs over skins). Seems like BE is going to be coming in slower than new champs are getting priced/released...


EDIT: This isn't even starting to talk about the costs to get Mastery 6 or 7 on champions (3250 and 3900BE respectively!). They're going to burn BE stores from everyone...

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I wasn't aware of this when I wrote the article, and in fact only found out myself last night - there was no way for me to test this on either my personal or PBE account, and it's not been mentioned at all by Riot.


More has come out about the system in the last week, and it's very possible I revisit this article later when we know even more. I might suggest that events like the Zoe mission granting bonus XP is a step in the right direction, but Riot need to be doing significantly more at this point.

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You earn League of Legends' new currency faster than you thinkYou earn League of Legends' new currency faster than you think
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As far as I can tell, the 'random champion' token can only sell you champions you don't own, much the same as the re-roll system could only roll you champions you didn't own. It seems like a pretty good idea, especially for people who'll only want to buy the newest champ, but it's definitely annoying that they've removed re-rolls.

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They left a note in the warning panel 2-3 days ago saying they raised the price of the mystery champion token, also raising the minimum IP value of these mystery champions. Whilst I can't remember the exact wording anymore, they said it in such a way as to clarify it's limited to champions you don't own. Good news.


The way league has worked before with these deals (previously if you re-rolled 3 champs when you owned all champs) is to give you an unlocked champion shard of a random champion that you do own. I've assumed it's the same with the mystery champion token in the store now, but after a BE spending spree I don't have enough to mess around buying champ tokens (Riot have previously stated champ tokens and boxes content are decided on moment of purchase, so buying a token now wouldn't get me Zoe come her release).


I feel more confident now that champs will still be cheap enough to keep unlocking on release, but I'll return and say for certain come her release.

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League of Legends Patch 7.22: Lancer Blitzcrank Skins and changes to health barsLeague of Legends Patch 7.22: Lancer Blitzcrank Skins and changes to health bars
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Isn't this patch suppose to have the Runes, and the new champ Zoe?
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Zoe's not due to arrive until patch 7.23, in about 2 weeks' time.


This patch will have Runes, which we discuss in way more detail on our Runes Reforged guide - you can find it in the sidebar at the top-right of the page.

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League of Legends Patch 7.20: Evelynn Rework and Super Galaxy SkinsLeague of Legends Patch 7.20: Evelynn Rework and Super Galaxy Skins
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Hold up that's a hell of a cool Olaf splash art!
Good job guys.
So many buffs... xD Any ideas why?
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I'd guess it's to give fighters a little buff in preparation for the new Runes - most of these buffs are adding just 5 damage to certain spells, so they feel like very small 'quality of life' buffs.

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2 Months ago
League of Legends patch 7.19: Azir and Xin Zhao updates, and Beekeeper SingedLeague of Legends patch 7.19: Azir and Xin Zhao updates, and Beekeeper Singed
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Hey. I won't be picky about "What order of words sounds right to me", because it's still understandable. However, because I'm a bit of a perfectionist, I'd like to point out some mistypes, and then ask some questions.
First, it's Azir's "W - Arise!", where you typed "Grants azir an additional 20.30/40/50/60% attack speed". I'd like to point out the "20.30", place of mistype (Also, if you're into it, honor the emperor of Shurima with a capital - Azir);
On Janna's "W - Zephyr" it says "Cooldown increased to 12/11/10/9/8 seconds from 12 seconds at all ranks.", when it would make more sense to say "decreased to", or in case it doesn't sound right, "changed to";
Last, on Veigar's "W - Dark Matter" you put a capital letter too much, leaving it as "Dark MAtter" on the buff note.
Sorry once again if I sound picky or too perfectionist, I know it can be annoying to be corrected by some random dude.

For the questions. I'm not on pair with what's going on on PBE directly, but I see some videos and watch your site. From a video from youtuber "Redmercy" I learned that Janna's W would only be nerfed at early levels, and that Vayne's W would have an increase of 2% true damage. Is it just the info I saw on the video slightly outdated?
Thanks for taking your time once again.
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Hi there,


Thanks again for your feedback - those should all be fixed now.


As for your questions, we get our information on a daily basis as changes are made on the PBE, and we report it here every time a change is made. I'm not particularly familiar with Redmercy, but from what I can tell, if he puts out a video every patch, his information is likely to be slightly out of date, based on the delay between getting the information and releasing the video (for example, I see his Patch 7.19 video was released three days ago - there have already been two PBE changes since then, and likely three changes since he sourced his information).


However, while we simply report the numbers as they currently are, Redmercy might make slightly make slightly more of a guess about how those numbers might affect a champion at various stages of the game, which means that any calculations or speculation on his part could be accurate at the time he makes his video.


I hope that answers some of your questions.

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League of Legends patch 7.18: Prepare for Worlds 2017League of Legends patch 7.18: Prepare for Worlds 2017
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I've been seeing this site to satisfy my curiosity of what's coming for next patch, and so far it never let me down. However, in this point of time, I detected two misstypes. One was at the Nerf to Elise's E-Rappel, where you accidentally typed "Cooldown increaded to 26/24/22/20/*28*, intead of *18*. The other one is the buff to Ornn's ultimate ability, Call of the Forge God, where you typed "Co0ldown".

I kind of sound like a (wanna-be) corrector, but I just wanted to help you make the informations (at least on the LoL patch notes) perfect.
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I've made those changes - thanks for your feedback!

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