Originally Posted by Roku
Finally, we’ll be removing both Promote and Surge. We’re creating an item with an effect like Promote since it makes sense as a strategic option, and having it as a buy-in strategy means we’ll be able to better balance the effect in relation to its gold cost. Surge is being removed because it isn’t always clear when to use it or which champions benefit from it. In the end, Surge is a competing spell in a niche we’d like Ignite to fill.
No more 5 minute level 4 Udyr dragon solo for me :,( Doing that used to be how I impressed my friends. Now I can't do it anymore, unless of course that machete item is good enough to allow him to do it. I know that, right now, Udyr can level 4 clear the jungle without any items whatsoever.
Okay, just making theories here. Right now, I start boots in the jungle, and after my level 4 clear, go back and grab 2 health pots, a mana pot, cloth armor, and a fort pot for dragon. If, in the new jungle, I start Machete (confirmed cost at 300 gp), I might be able to upgrade to Madred's Razors on the first back. Getting Barrier as my second summoner spell would help with the dragon, too. Only time will tell if that will make the difference. I'm crossing my fingers