Patch Notes

September 15, 2020

Hi! The Worlds patch is here, a new markswoman is here, you’re here...it’s a dang party!

The world itself has been a little topsy-turvy, but there’s nothing crazy here, we promise. This patch is focused on tidying things up for the championship, which means levelling the playing field so that not one figure is dwarfing the rest (here’s looking at you, Caitlyn). This also means we’re giving a bit of a kick to some friends to, well, kick them into gear and into the competitive spotlight. These buffs are mostly geared towards marksmen, junglers, and mid laners, in the hopes of mixing things up a tad for our biggest tournament of the year!

And finally, a warm welcome to Samira, who can slice and dice (and blast) it up in the bot lane. I mean, she’s got an eye patch and everything.

And away we go!

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Mid-Patch Updates

9/22/2020 Samira Balance Changes

Samira

BASE HEALTH 600 530
R - INFERNO TRIGGER DAMAGE 10/20/30 (+0.6 attack damage); 100/200/300 (+6.0 attack damage) at full channel 0/10/20 (+0.5 attack damage); 0/100/200 (+5.0 attack damage) at full channel

9/21/2020 Rek'Sai and Sion Bugfixes

Rek'Sai

W - BURROW MOVEMENT SPEED BUGFIX Fixed a bug where Rek'Sai was granted double the movement speed mentioned in W - Burrow's tooltip when casting the ability.

Sion

W - SOUL FURNACE PASSIVE BUGFIX When active, Sion's W - Soul Furnace now properly grants him bonus health from kills.

9/16/2020 Fiora and Rek'Sai Bugfixes

Fiora

W - RIPOSTE BUGFIX REVERT Reverting a bugfix from 10.18 that attempted to fix a bug where Fiora would trigger her enemy's Vitals through a Spell Shield. The bugfix introduced a new bug that would negatively impact Fiora's play in Worlds, so while we will fix this in the future, we'll opting to revert any changes to her this patch.

Rek'Sai

COOLDOWN BUGFIX Fixed a bug where when Rek'Sai burrows while Q - Queen's Wrath/Prey Seeker or E - Furious Bite/Tunnel is on cooldown, it would stop the cooldown countdown until she unburrows.

Patch Highlights

PsyOps Pyke, PsyOps Viktor, PsyOps Zed, and PsyOps Kayle will be available on September 17th, 2020. PsyOps Samira will be available on September 21st, 2020. Championship LeBlanc will be available on September 24th, 2020. True Damage Yasuo Prestige Edition will be available on September 25th, 2020.

Eternals are on Sale Now!

The Eternals Series 1 and Starter Series Passes are going on sale for all champions! Take this chance to capture, celebrate, and flex your moments of glory with your main or your second main… or your third!

The discount on the Series 1 and Starter Series Passes begins on September 24, 2020 and ends October 8, 2020.

Champions

new

Samira

The Desert Rose

Samira shows-off her moves in 10.19 on September 21.
High-res versions of Samira's splashes are available on League Displays!

Ahri

W cooldown and cost reduced.

The changes to Ahri in patch 10.18 were a little too cautious in terms of power. Giving her some strength back by firing up her W to make it feel more satisfying.

W - Fox-Fire

COOLDOWN 10/9/8/7/6 seconds 9/8/7/6/5 seconds
COST 55 mana 40 mana

Akali

Q base damage and AD ratio decreased.

We’ve been seeing an increase in Akali’s presence in Pro since our buffs in 10.16. We’re reverting our past changes (10.16 and 10.12) on her to make sure this deadly assassin doesn’t completely dominate the meta at Worlds.

Q - Five Point Strike

BASE DAMAGE 35/60/85/110/135 (+0.65 ability power) 30/55/80/105/130 (+0.6 ability power) (attack damage ratio stays the same)

Aphelios

Base AD growth increased.

Our moonlight man was nudged out of the Pro meta through consistent nerfs. It’s time to restore some faith to his weapons.

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH 2 2.4

Azir

W bonus AS decreased.

Azir has (a)risen to the upper tier of mages in Pro play, and has become the de facto option for scaling compositions. Since pro players are able to get more 3-soldier autos off than in lower MMR (thus proccing doubled bonus attack speed), we’re bringing down the ratio.

W - Arise!

BONUS ATTACK SPEED 20/30/40/50/60% 15/25/35/45/55%
TRIPLE SOLDIER BONUS ATTACK SPEED 20/30/40/50/60% 15/25/35/45/55%

Caitlyn

Base AD and AS growth decreased.

Caitlyn has been dominating and we're not confident that even with our previous nerfs there'd be a level playing field. It feels bad to put extra cuffs on the sheriff, but it seems it's prudent in order to open up bottom lane diversity for our most important tournament.

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE 64 62
ATTACK SPEED GROWTH 4% 3.5%

Irelia

R barrage and perimeter base damage increased later.

Irelia carries her blades with grace, but could also carry more power. We’re strengthening her ultimate to help her slice and dice things up as the game progresses.

R - Vanguard’s Edge

BARRAGE BASE DAMAGE 125/225/325 125/250/375
PERIMETER BASE DAMAGE 125/200/275 125/250/375

Ivern

E slow increased.

Ivern has seen little play in Pro games despite holding his own in other skill brackets. This change encourages Ivern to work with his friends to catch up to their enemies.

E - Triggerseed

SLOW 40/45/50/55/60% 50/55/60/65/70%

Lucian

Base AD growth decreased.

Similar to Akali, Lucian is trending towards becoming an overbearing flex pick at Worlds. Since a large reason for this is due to his solo lane prowess, we’re reining that in by lowering his experience scaling.

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH 2.75 2.3

Senna

Mist Wraith drop chance on minion kills decreased.

Senna has been stepping into the limelight, both as a bot lane carry and as a utility-first marksman in the Pro meta. We’re reducing her scaling via Mist Wraiths to grant more leeway to other traditional hypercarries.

Passive - Absolution

MIST WRAITH DROP CHANCE 8.33% on minions Senna kills (approximately once every 2 waves) 4.166% on minions Senna kills (approximately once every 4 waves)

Sivir

Passive bonus MS increased.

Sivir’s fallen off the radar, so we’re increasing her ability to hunt down enemies in the hopes that she boomerangs back into power.

Passive - Fleet of Foot

BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED 30-50 (levels 1-18) 35-55 (levels 1-18)

Sylas

R cooldown decreased later.

Sylas has been shackled in Pro play due to having a weaker laning phase and stronger counterpicks. This will allow us now to amplify his real niche of snatching an ultimate here and an ultimate there, which means...he's getting Hijacked up.

R - Hijack

COOLDOWN 100/80/60 seconds 100/70/40 seconds

Twisted Fate

Base MS reduced.

Twisted Fate remains a meta-driving force in Pro play as a safe roamer, so we’re paring down some of that.

Base Stats

MOVEMENT SPEED 335 330

Udyr

R cone damage increased.

Tiger Stance tends to be the go-to for Udyr players, so we’re giving a bit more bite (and burn) to his Phoenix Stance and its AoE damage playstyle.

R - Phoenix Stance

CONE DAMAGE 50/95/140/185/230/275 (+0.6 ability power) 60/110/160/210/260/310 (+0.7 ability power)

Vayne

R bonus AD increased.

Vayne has been in the shadows as of late and hasn’t been succeeding in places she traditionally has, so we’re heightening Vayne's window of power by letting her excel in the moments you pick her for.

R - Final Hour

BONUS ATTACK DAMAGE 25/40/55 35/50/65

One For All Balance Changes

10.19 Buffs

AZIR +5% damage dealt & -3% damage taken +5% damage dealt & -10% damage taken
DARIUS -10% damage dealt, +10% damage taken, & -5% healing -10% damage dealt & +5% damage taken
DRAVEN Normal -5% damage taken
GANGPLANK +5% damage dealt & -5% damage taken +5% damage dealt & -10% damage taken
IVERN +3% damage dealt & -3% damage taken +5% damage dealt & -5% damage taken
KATARINA Normal -5% damage taken
KINDRED Normal -5% damage taken
RENGAR Normal -5% damage taken
SENNA +5% damage dealt & -5% damage taken +5% damage dealt & -10% damage taken
TALIYAH +5% damage dealt & -5% damage taken +5% damage dealt & -10% damage taken
TARIC Normal -5% damage taken
THRESH +10% damage dealt & -10% damage taken +10% damage dealt & -15% damage taken
ZILEAN Normal -5% damage taken

10.19 Nerfs

DR. MUNDO -5% damage dealt & -10% healing -5% damage dealt, +5% damage taken, & -10% healing
EKKO Normal -5% damage dealt
GAREN Normal -5% damage dealt
ILLAOI -3% damage dealt & +3% damage taken -5% damage dealt & +5% damage taken
JARVAN IV Normal -5% damage dealt
KAYLE -3% damage dealt & +3% damage taken -5% damage dealt & +5% damage taken
MORDEKAISER Normal -5% damage dealt
NOCTURNE Normal -5% damage dealt
SETT Normal -5% damage dealt
SHEN Normal -5% damage dealt
VI Normal -5% damage dealt
VOLIBEAR -7% damage dealt & +7% damage taken -10% damage dealt & +7% damage taken
YORICK Normal -5% damage dealt

ARAM Balance Changes

10.19 Buffs

KINDRED +10% damage dealt +10% damage dealt & -5% damage taken
VAYNE Normal -5% damage taken
YONE Normal -5% damage taken

10.19 Nerfs

CAITLYN Normal -5% damage dealt
SENNA Normal -3% damage dealt
SWAIN -6% damage dealt & +6% damage taken -10% damage dealt & +6% damage taken
ZIGGS -15% damage dealt & +15% damage taken -18% damage dealt & +15% damage taken

Bugfixes/QoL Changes

  • LEAGUE CLIENT: The Add Folder text field will now close after you create a folder
  • LEAGUE CLIENT: You no longer have to click multiple times to acknowledge that you’ve been kicked out of a lobby. Once is enough.
  • LEAGUE CLIENT: A rogue right arrow is no longer on the left side of the Bundles Carousel for new player journeys
  • Nautilus' R - Depth Charge can no longer stun unstoppable targets like Malphite as he's casting R - Unstoppable Force
  • Yone's R - Sealed Fate allied party indicator no longer displays green when on cooldown
  • Pool Party Syndra's W - Force of Will range indicator is no longer missing.
  • Teleport's cooldown tooltip now properly updates when using Cosmic Insight

Upcoming Skins & Chromas

The following skins will be released in this patch. Grab the League Displays app for full-res splash art!

The following chromas will be released this patch: