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Minions are now more aggressive and receptive of targeted spells

No more sending out free simple poke in lane.

Riot Games

Have you ever laned against a Pantheon and cried out in agony because he keeps sending those blasted Q spears at you and you can’t really do anything about it? That’s been patched now.

Minions will now target champions who damage other champions with targeted spells. This is a pretty big change to League of Legends and it’s going to change how you lane on a whole lot of champions. Here’s a list of champions and skills this changes, copy and pasted from patch notes:

AKALI Q - Mark of the Assassin & R - Shadow Dance

ALISTAR W - Headbutt

ANIVIA E - Frostbite

ANNIE Q - Disintegrate

BRAND E - Conflagration & R - Pyroclasm

CAITLYN R - Ace in the Hole

CASSIOPEIA E - Twin Fang

CHO’GATH R - Feast

DARIUS R - Noxian Guillotine

DIANA R - Lunar Rush

ELISE (HUMAN & SPIDER FORM) Q - Neurotoxin/Venomous Bite

EVELYNN E - Whiplash

FIDDLESTICKS W - Drain & E - Dark Wind

GAREN R - Demacian Justice

IRELIA E - Equilibrium Strike

JANNA W - Zephyr

JARVAN IV R - Cataclysm

JAX Q - Leap Strike

JAYCE (HAMMER FORM) Q - To The Skies & E - Thundering Blow

JHIN Q - Dancing Grenade

KARMA W - Focused Resolve

KASSADIN Q - Null Sphere

KATARINA Q - Bouncing Blade & E - Shunpo

KAYLE Q - Reckoning

KHA’ZIX Q - Taste Their Fear

LEBLANC Q - Shatter Orb

LEE SIN R - Dragon’s Rage

LISSANDRA R - Frozen Tomb

LULU ENEMY E - Help, Pix!

MALPHITE Q - Seismic Shard

MALZAHAR E - Malefic Visions & R - Nether Grasp

MAOKAI W - Twisted Advance

MORDEKAISER R - Children of the Grave

NAMI W - Ebb and Flow

NOCTURNE E - Unspeakable Horror & R - Paranoia (second cast)

NUNU E - Ice Blast

OLAF E - Reckless Swing

PANTHEON Q - Spear Shot & W - Aegis of Zeonia

POPPY E - Heroic Charge

QUINN E - Vault

REK’SAI E - Tunnel

RYZE W - Rune Prison & E - Spell Flux

SEJUANI E - Permafrost

SHACO E - Two-Shiv Poison

SINGED E - Fling

SKARNER R - Impale

SWAIN E - Torment

SYNDRA R - Unleashed Power

TALON Q - Noxian Diplomacy

TEEMO Q - Blinding Dart

TRISTANA R - Buster Shot

TRUNDLE R - Subjugate

VAYNE E - Condemn

VEIGAR R - Primordial Burst

VI R - Assault And Battery

VIKTOR Q - Siphon Power

VLADIMIR Q - Transfusion

VOLIBEAR W - Frenzy

WUKONG E - Nimbus Strike

XIN ZHAO E - Audacious Charge

YASUO E - Sweeping Blade & R - Last Breath

ITEM ACTIVES Bilgewater Cutlass, Blade of the Ruined King, and Hextech Gunblade Active

SUMMONER SPELLS Smite, Ignite

While this probably won’t change much for champions like Vi or Nocturne, this has a lot in store for people who play champions like Pantheon, Ryze, Kassadin and Leblanc. Trading in lane is going to be a bit harder, as you’re going to have to watch for minion aggro now as you send out the occasional Q to poke your enemy.

Riot noted that every other patch would contain bigger changes, and this is definitely one of them.