Riot planning to release new LoL game mode Ultimate Spellbook

Christian Vejvad • June 11, 18:30

A new League of Legends game mode will hit the Public Beta Environment (PBE) soon and it will have a new take on ultimates. 

The game mode is called Ultimate Spellbook and will take place on Summoner’s Rift, but with a few twists. First and foremost, the map will get a new look which will likely be the Ruination theme that data miners discovered recently on the PBE. On the new, spooky Summoner’s Rift, teams will load up as five vs. five. 

The biggest twist of the game mode will be for the summoner spells. Instead of the usual two summoner spells, players will only have one as the other slot will be used as an ultimate placeholder. Once players load into the game, everyone will have 30 seconds to pick one of three potential ultimates that have been randomly generated. The ultimates will be from different champions, meaning that every player will have two ultimate abilities in the game mode. 

When an ultimate has been picked, it will stay in the summoner spell slot for the remainder of the game. The ultimate can be used after an initial 135-second cooldown, setting up players for a potential ultimate cast before hitting level six. As the game goes on, the “ulternate” summoner spell will level up on levels 11 and 16 like the standard ultimate ability. 

To speed up things in Ultimate Spellbook, the game mode will have accelerated pacing similar to One for All. This means that all players start at level three and with more starting gold than usual. There will also be passive XP and gold throughout the whole game, including shared gold from minion kills. With the pace of the game being buffed, players can expect a fast-paced game mode with a lot of action. 

To make the mode even wilder, the usual elemental dragons will be replaced with Modekaiser’s old dragon. This dragon will spawn every 3.5 minutes and provide increased damage to towers for each stack. By acquiring the soul, players grant the ability to reanimate on death. This effect has a five-minute cooldown. 

Ultimate Spellbook will be hitting the PBE soon for testing. According to Riot, it won’t be released right away, so players will have to wait for an official release date. 

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Which ultimates can you pick in Ultimate Spellbook?

While not all champions’ ultimate will be available in Ultimate Spellbook, players can look forward to a plethora of potential options. With a total of 39 ultimates in the game mode, it’s looking promising that we will see some new fun ultimate combos. With the game mode hitting PBE, players from all over the world will get the chance to test new and fun interactions. 

The ultimate pool consists of abilities from the following champions: 

  • Ahri
  • Amumu
  • Ashe
  • Azir
  • Bard
  • Cho’Gath
  • Ezreal
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Gragas
  • Gwen
  • Janna
  • Jarvan IV
  • Jhin
  • Karthus
  • Kayle
  • Kayn
  • Kha’Zix
  • Lee Sin
  • Lissandra
  • Lucian
  • Lux
  • Malzahar
  • Maokai
  • Miss Fortune
  • Mordekaiser
  • Morgana
  • Nocturne
  • Nunu
  • Olaf
  • Rell
  • Rengar
  • Shen
  • Skarner
  • Soraka
  • Talon
  • Tryndamere
  • Xerath
  • Yone
  • Zoe

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