Released Jan 14, 2015
  • Suntouched - Passive

  • After taking a critical hit, Hou Yi can't be critically hit again for 3s.
  • Ricochet

  • Hou Yi draws back his bow for a powerful shot that deals 70/110/150/190/230 +60% of his Physical Power as damage. After firing, if this arrow bounces off of a wall it gains +70 units distance and +50% bonus damage per bounce up to a maximum of 3 bounces. This arrow will stun for 1s if the target has Mark of the Golden Crow. Cost: 60/65/70/75/80. Cooldown: 14s.
  • Mark of the Golden Crow

  • Hou Yi marks an enemy with Mark of the Golden Crow. Marked enemies take extra damage for every 10% of their missing health from Hou Yi's abilities and basic attacks. At rank 3, marked enemies are visible to Hou Yi on the minimap including stealthed gods. At rank 5, Hou Yi gains +15% penetration against the marked enemy god. Cost: 50. Cooldown: 18s.
  • Divebomb

  • Hou Yi launches into the air, holding his bow above his head as he glides forward. After a short time Hou Yi quickly dives to the ground dealing 70/110/150/190/230 +30% of his physical power as damage to any enemies in the immediate area. If the target has Mark of the Golden Crow they are knocked back. Cost: 70/75/80/85/90. Cooldown: 15s.
  • Sunbreaker

  • Hou Yi shoots nine arrows into the sky, striking one sun with each arrow. The nine suns come crashing down one by one, dealing 80/90/100/110/120 +25% of his physical damage in a target area every 0.5s for 4.5s. A target with Mark of the Golden Crow will have their movement speed slowed by 20% for .25s on every hit.

General

  • Hou Yi is an ability Hunter that is heavily influenced by when and how he uses Mark of the Golden Crow. Our goal for Mark is to augment and synergize with his other abilities, rather than just being used for a single combination (notably his 1). To emphasize this, we are increasing the potency of interaction with Sunbreaker. This ability now has a base slowing effect that gets even stronger when Mark is applied.

Sunbreaker Sunbreaker

  • Now Slows all targets inside it by 20% for .5s on every hit.
  • Increased Slow on target's marked by Mark of the Golden Crow from 20% -> 40% and increased duration from .25s -> .5s

General

  • Hou Yu is seeing a power shift this patch to address his performance at the highest end of play while also maintaining his core strengths. Mark of the Golden Crow was often putting a timer on the game, that when reached, allowed Hou Yi to become very difficult to box. We have removed the 25% penetration and reduced the duration of the mark to reduce some of this power, while also opening up a window where Mark would be down allowing for counterplay.
  • To adjust for this change, Ricochet is seeing an increase to its base damage and scaling, allowing it to be more potent when not paired with his Mark. We have also adjusted the bonus damage per Ricochet so that it should closely match its current strength across a variety of Physical Power.
  • We will watch these changes closely to see how it affects both his pro level performance as well as his general usability.

Ricochet Ricochet

  • Base damage increased from 70/110/150/190/230 -> 75/120/165/210/255.
  • Scaling increased from 60% -> 65%.
  • Bonus damage per ricochet decreased from 50% -> 40%.

Mark of the Golden Crow Mark of the Golden Crow

  • Removed the bonus 25% penetration provided at Rank 5.
  • This ability now reveals all marked targets at all Ranks.
  • Duration reduced from 15s -> 10s.

Divebomb Divebomb

  • Fixed an issue with the tooltip for this ability still displaying 30% Physical Power scaling instead of the intended 60%.
  • Fixed an issue where this ability was still contributing 30% Physical Power vs targets marked by Mark of the Golden Crow.

General

  • Hou Yi is a Hunter who lacks a hard steroid to really allow him to box, instead focusing on landing powerful (and Stunning) Ricochets to make up for this. By lowering the Cooldown Hou Yi players should feel more impactful more often while also taking less of a risk when they go for those double bounce trick shots.

Ricochet Ricochet

  • Reduced Cooldown from 14 -> 10s.
  • Fixed an issue with projectile accuracy from the sides.

Divebomb Divebomb

  • Increased Physical Damage Scaling from 30 -> 60%.

Ricochet Ricochet

  • Improved highlighting accuracy.

Ricochet Ricochet

  • Fixed not highlighting all targets on 2nd and 3rd trajectories.

General

  • Correctly updated the Iron Crow skin from Exclusive to Limited.

Mark of the Golden Crow Mark of the Golden Crow

  • Fixed visual issue where Mark would not display on the target's client while using the Iron Crow skin.

Divebomb Divebomb

  • Fixed taunting Hou Yi stuck in air.
  • Fixed description still showing old ability text.

Divebomb Divebomb

  • This ability has been reworked. When activated, Hou Yi will jump straight up into the air and pause, choosing a landing location.

Ricochet Ricochet

  • The build up on this ability has been removed.

Mark of the Golden Crow Mark of the Golden Crow

  • Fixed the tooltip incorrectly stating +15% instead of +25% penetration.

Divebomb Divebomb

  • Fixed Hou Yi getting debuffed when gliding over Janus Portal.

Divebomb Divebomb

  • Hou Yi can now glide over player deployables.
  • Fixed Hou Yi still getting caught in Artemis Trap when descending.

General

  • Base Attack Speed increased from 0.85 to 0.9.
  • Attack Speed per level increased from 1% to 1.2%.

Ricochet Ricochet

  • Increased projectile speed.
  • Fixed a tooltip typo on cooldown.

Divebomb Divebomb

  • Hou Yi no longer becomes immune to damage and healing while airborne.
  • Increase the speed Hou Yi travels.
  • Hou Yi is no longer rooted upon landing.

General

  • Released.