Hello everyone! In Patch 9.7 we’re going to be running a mini-ARAM event with a bunch of experimental changes and a few missions to complete. There's a big Nexus article with the rundown of everything that's going on, so go read that first. (We listed 'em here for convenience though.) Give the changes a try while they're here on PBE and let us know what you think!
Butcher’s Bridge is back!
A ban phase has been added to ARAM. Everyone bans a champ (10 bans total), then random champs are assigned
Damage from champions more than 900 range away is reduced by 15% (excluding Ultimates and DoTs). There is a small visual indicator when this triggers.
At 15:00, minions begin spawning more often and moving faster, maxing out at 25:00
Champions deal 10% bonus damage to structures. At 15:00 that bonus begins increasing, maxing at 30% at 25:00.
A new Summoner Spell, Backtrack, replaces Barrier. It gives a small shield on activation, then 3 seconds later sends you back towards your fountain. (Further for melee champions.)
**New Items & Changes to Existing Items:**
*New* Mariner’s Vengeance: Same build path and stats as Guardian Angel but with a different passive. Defy Death: When you would die, instead you cleanse all CC and refresh your basic abilities cooldowns, and become invulnerable for 4 seconds. After that, you die. 210 second cooldown.
Warmog’s Armor: Passive healing changed from 5% max health per second to 5% missing health per second.
Ghostwalkers: Movement speed bonus in wall increased to 250. Can’t be activated if you’ve taken damage in the last 3 seconds.
Triumph: Restore 6% (from 12%) of your missing HP and grant 10 (from 20) gold.
Presence of Mind: Restore 10% (from 20%) of your max mana and 6% (from 10%) of your ult cooldown.
Electrocute: Cooldown 15-10sec (from 25-20sec)
Predator: Cooldown 100-80sec (from 150-100sec)
Taste of Blood: Cooldown 15sec (from 20sec)
Ghost Poro: Cooldown 25sec (from 60sec)
Nullifying Orb: Cooldown 30sec (from 60sec)
Nimbus Cloak: Cooldown 30sec (from 60sec)
Gathering Storm: Every 7min (from 10min)
Grasp of the Undying: Permanent Health Gained is 10 (from 5), 6 (from 3) for ranged.
Conditioning: Activates at 8min (from 10min)
Overgrowth: Gain 5 health (from 3) for every 8 monsters absorbed. At 80 monsters (from 120) gain additional 2.5% HP.
Magical Footwear: Gives at 8min (from 10min)
Perfect Timing: Activates at 4min (from 10min)
Minion Dematerializer: Initial Cooldown of 2min (from 4min)
Ashe: -5% damage dealt
Illaoi: +5% damage taken
Janna: +5% damage taken
Jhin: -5% damage dealt
Jinx: -5% damage dealt
Kog’maw: -8% damage dealt
Lux: -8% damage dealt
Maokai: -8% damage dealt & +5% damage taken
Miss Fortune: -5% damage dealt
Nasus: -5% damage dealt
Sion: +5% damage taken
Sivir: -8% damage dealt
Sona: -10% damage dealt & -25% healing done
Teemo: -8% damage dealt
Veigar: +5% damage taken
Vel’Koz: -5% damage dealt
Yorick: +8% damage taken
Ziggs: -15% damage dealt
Akali: +12% damage dealt & -8% damage taken
Bard: +8% damage dealt & -5% damage taken
Evelynn: +12% damage dealt & -5% damage taken
Hecarim: -10% damage taken
Kindred: +10% damage dealt
Khazix: -10% damage taken
LeBlanc: +12% damage dealt
Lee Sin: +8% damage dealt & -10% damage taken
Nidalee: +15% damage done
Nocturne: +5% damage dealt & -10% damage taken
Rek’sai: +10% damage dealt & -10% damage taken
Rengar: -10% damage taken
Ryze: +8% damage dealt & -5% damage taken
Sejuani: -10% damage taken
Tryndamere: +10% damage dealt & -10% damage taken
Warwick: -8% damage taken
And that’s it. Give them a try on PBE and 9.7 and let us know what you think. After that we’ll discuss what worked and what didn’t. Hope all your ARAM games aRRRRR a blast!