Statikk Discusses Preseason Jungle Changes

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11-09-2012

I have a pretty simple question: How will Kha'zix, or assassin type junglers work?


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RadiantWings

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11-09-2012

How fast these golems going to be moving now? Do they have rockets strapped to them or something?


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Xaioli

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11-09-2012

I love these changes, thanks Riot <3


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BACKSTABUUU

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11-09-2012

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Originally Posted by Statikk View Post
Yes, there is a Spirit Stone upgrade that is aimed towards tanks.
I'm curious to hear, Machete sounds like kind of an offensive item (in a sense that you use it to beef up your autoattacks against monsters), how did you guys handle it building into what sounds like a more defensive item?


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Rumble The Hero

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11-09-2012

In the current meta jungle is usually filled by tanks, or at least some one who can start a fight(bruiser with utility). With this jungle changes sounds like you would like to let more melee adc. and APs a chance at the jungle, will this mean more initiators and tanky champs?

TLDR: Since the jungle is allowing more variety, are we going to see more lane variety, aka more morgana like champs. (morg being one of the few mid champs who can initiate a fight like a jungler, with out needing to be fed)


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Jungle Sejuani

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11-09-2012

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Yes, there is a Spirit Stone upgrade that is aimed towards tanks.
But what about tank junglers like say sejuani that her saving grace in season 2 was that she was a aoe jungler which inturn despite her being a bit underpowered in terms of stats actually made her quite the jungler and ganker just because of her ability to clear camps and get out to ganking early on


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RexSaur

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11-09-2012

Pls tell a bit more about the AP jungle items.


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Kaosovic

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11-09-2012

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Originally Posted by serverny JR View Post
Junglers can't start boots + laners ALWAYS start boots = early ganks are just useless on most junglers.

Wp, Riot, wp.
Junglers who rely on early ganks are soo fked up.
Can a jungle really "rely" on an early gank? If he is reliant on a successful gank, how much further behind is a broken jungle with an unsuccessful gank vs jungle farm?

I imagine you mean a jungle that you want to carry in the mid game with a successful 1st gank pushing you.


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11-09-2012

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no more leashing ?

Jungle monsters now attack the nearest target rather than attempting to chase their original attacker to make their behavior more consistent
Correct.

However, that just means laners should stay and damage the buff camps a little more so that the jungler can smite them down quickly. Honestly I don't think this will change much of how junglers currently play.

And let's face it, a good percentage of the time, the leash ends up resetting blue buff and you lose time because of an unpredictable bug anyway, so this fixes that.


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xXxKojixXx

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11-09-2012

Statikk mind sharing with us the starting ap jungle item? and do you think the new changes would allow for jungle veigar? Would be nice if the tiny master of evil could step out of mid once in a while :P