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Jungling items receive new effects in League of Legends PBE

Jungling items were changed in the League of Legends PBE
Two starting jungling items received new effects in the PBE. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

The two starting jungling items in League of Legends, Hunter’s Machete and Hunter’s Talisman, have new effects that entered the Public Beta Environment on Wednesday that will impact the clearing speeds of the jungler monster camps.

Hunter’s Machete now gives players 20 percent bonus attack speed for two seconds when basic attacking against neutral monsters, and the bonus attack damage against monsters was increased from 25 to 30. Hunter’s Talisman how burns monsters for 10 plus 30 percent of the maximum health of the player when either basic attacking or damaging a monster with an ability to a maximum of 50 damage for five seconds.

Limited to players that start with the summoner spell Smite, the machete is more for basic attack oriented junglers like Xin Zhao, while the talisman was for more ability-reliant tank junglers like Sejuani. The added passive effect to both will likely boost the clear time of both kinds of junglers, and the slower clear speed of those tanking junglers in the early game will get a most welcome push in the right direction.

Kha’Zix is the only champion change

Following Tuesday’s massive update to champion damage in anticipation of the new rune system, Kha’zix‘s Q and W deal five more attack damage at all ranks.

Gargoyle’s Stoneplate has a watch function

The new item Stopwatch is added to the recipe for Gargolye’s Stoneplate, and the combine cost was reduced by 600 gold to compensate. The cooldown timer of the active effect was increased to 92 seconds from 90.

Stopwatch added for purchase

Stopwatch is now officially in the store for 600 gold, and makes the player invulnerable and untargetable for 2.5 seconds, but is unable to move, attack, cast spells, or use items during this time only once.

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