In this preseason not only Assassins has changed, and today i will tell you about all other important changes of the Summoning Rift. Plants animated forest, and armor penetration, stealth and support items are changed.
Let’s begin with interactive plant that we united under shared name – Living Forest. Each of them can appear in random places in Jungle or in the river, and if you destroy them, then you will be granted unique effect.
Explosive bumps grow only in forest, when you destroy it, all that stand around bump will be knocked back. Explosive bumps are useful as creative wasy to escape after invasion, as simle jumps over the walls.
Seers Flower, grow at the border between jungle and river. If you destroy it, it will release a pollen at the opposite to the attacker side. Pollen reveals invisible champions and totems.
Honey Fruit grows only on the river, and scatter around healing fruits. They heal you, and give mana, also they slow down a little bit champion that eat them.
Riot decided to remove bonuses for Smiting jungle monsters. These bonuses were very usefull, especialy at the early stage of the game, but they do not encouraged you to make interesting choices. To help junglers that relied on these buffs, Riot changed jungl mosters, and add to Smite an Healing Effect. Also the did some changes in jungle camps, to emphasize their uniqueness. Raptors and Krags population is increased, Gromp now in very obnoxious.
You already know about Assassins update, but beside rework of these deadly champions, you also waiting for a change between view of champions and stealth.
Stealth now divided to a two categories:
Invisibility – is a stealth than every body know. If you Invisible, then enemy can not see you, and can not act with you.
Disguise – is a alternative version of stealth. With it you are invisible for hidden totems, and enemies, until you get to close to them. Passive ability of Evelynn is a great example of Disguise. And now this ability was gained to some other champions.
Vision totems, was replaced by Control Totems. That not only give a view, but also disable enemy totems and traps, helping you to control the right place. Control Totems unveil disguised champions, but do not unveil invisible.
Armor penetration has disapeared and now deadliness take his place. It almost the same, but effectivity now changed with the level of opponent. Higher lever – better penetration. In general you deal less damage to enemies that lower than you, and bigger to enemies that has higher lever.
Also Assassins has 2 new items:
- Edge of Night – Give attack power, movement speed outside of combat, deadliness, magic resist, but main thing – active ability. Veil – with activasion, after a little delay you will be granted with a Magic Shield
- Poacher’s Knife – Item for Junglers, after you steal enough big mosters in enemy forest it will tranform into a Serrated Dirk.
Some other Assassins items was reworked too.
Duskblade of Draktharr now gives deadliness and movement speed outside of combat, old passive effect was removed. New passive effect – Darkness gives you a truesight when enemy totem see you, and Night hunter deald additional pure damage if an attack was made after you stayed in an blind spot of enemy.
Developers changed Aegis of the Legion. Now this is not BIS item, now it is situational. For long 8 years this aura rised Magic Armor of friendly units, but nothing is eternal under the moon.
Riot also added some completely new items for players:
- Knight’s Oath – Rise defence and allow to assign allies as a partner. While you stay close to a partner you gain Armor and Movement Speed, part of the damage divided between you, but part of damage that deal your partner will heal you.
- Redemption – increase healing, and shields. It active effect allows you to choose any position on map. After a short delay alies will be healed, and enemies will be damaged. You can use Redempion even after death.
Riot saved some serius changes in the Talantes. Strength of the Ages was replaced by Сolossus Courage. When you CC enemy you will gained by shield from Courage. Thats all. Serious changes in Talantes!
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