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5 things to know from Patch 6.20, the one with Ivern and new Star Guardian skins

Here’s what you need to know.

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Patch 6.20 is upon us, as we move closer and closer to Season 7 with Worlds charging on. This time around we’ve got the usual balance changes and new skins, but there’s a new champion as well -- Ivern, the Green Father. We’ll have a guide on how to play him soon, but he’s one of the most unique champions ever added to League.

Also in this patch: big changes to Nunu, a fix for the scoreboard and the heavily anticipated Star Guardian skins. Read on to find out more.

You can check out all of the changes here, or read the patch notes here.

  1. Ivern is released

He’s finally here! Ivern has, well, a very strong kit that should change a lot of things about games he is in.

Things you definitely need to know: he can share jungle buffs with his allies, he can create brushes and his unique clearing mechanic that frees jungle monsters instead of killing them allows him to pull off early invades other junglers couldn’t even dream of. Ivern doesn’t have much in terms of offensive power, however, so you may be able to kill him early.

Ivern’s release skin, Candy King Ivern, can be seen above.

2. Cho’Gath’s W just became a lot easier to dodge

For a long time, Cho’Gath’s W -- Feral Scream, a silence cone — would hit enemies in range when the button was pressed, instead of when the spell was actually cast (after a slight delay). This meant it was a spell that was just about impossible to flash out of (at least reactively), because by the time you knew it was happening, the game had already decided you were hit by it.

That’s changing in Patch 6.20, along with some other health tweaks to the ability:

COOLDOWN 13 seconds ⇒ 13/12/11/10/9 seconds

RANGE 585 ⇒ 650

SILENCE DURATION 1.5/1.75/2/2.25/2.5 seconds ⇒1.5/1.625/1.75/1.875/2 seconds

DID YOU HEAR THIS? Fixed a bug where units would be hit if they had escaped the area after the cast.

3. Big changes to Nunu

Previously, Nunu’s Q, consume, would activate unique benefits depending on which monster he ate. Now, it’ll work on a stacking system, like so:

Every large monster consumed feeds Willump, granting him a stack of Well Fed. Each stack of Well Fed grants Nunu 10 movement speed out of combat, 3% maximum health and size (stacking 5 times). Stacks refresh on each cast of Consume, falling off every 50/55/60/65/70 seconds.

You can read more about the changes and Nunu’s other changes here.

4, Scoreboard ordering

This season, Riot added the ability to order your in-game scoreboard, so you could display your teammates and opponents by position. This might not matter to many people, but it makes it easier to track how your teammates are doing and makes the whole thing feel more ordered, if you’re into that.

Well, good news, if you are! You don’t even have to do that anymore. Games drafted in new champ select will now automatically order by position. How will the game account for players trading roles or taking weird summoner spells? Hard to say. But they say they have the technology.

5. Star Guardian skins

Players have been looking forward to these for a long time. Janna, Jinx, Lulu and Poppy will be joining Lux in the Star Guardian skin line. No price has been announced yet, but you can imagine they’ll cost quite a few RP.

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