Here we are at last, the final patch of season 7. Time to cram in your solo queue and reminisce on all the weird metas from this past year.
This patch is relatively small, offering up some much needed balance changes for Sejuani and Galio. Some newly updated friends like Xin Zhao and Azir are also getting some tuning attention. Oh, and Ekko seems to be headed back to the jungle.
Wait, are those Udyr buffs?
Anyway, Patch 7.21 also signals the start of League’s spookiest event, Tales from the Rift. Jump into some LoL matches with some scary new skins and complete missions for neat rewards. To celebrate the season, Doom Bots of Doom will be returning as a featured game mode.
Finally, Tear of the Goddess and all of its subsequent items are now a little bit more friendly to use.
I mean, Udyr? Really?
Q damage reduced at later ranks. Soldier damage reduced at later levels.
Q - Conquering Sands
DAMAGE :: 70/100/130/160/190 >>> 70/95/120/145/170
W - Arise!
Soldier damage unchanged from levels 1-5, reduced by 5 thereafter.
SOLDIER DAMAGE :: 60/62/64/66/68/75/80/85/95/105/115/125/135/145/155/165/175/185 >>> 60/62/64/66/68/70/75/80/90/100/110/120/130/140/150/160/170/180
Passive damage to monsters increased.
Passive - Z-Drive Resonance
DAMAGE TO MONSTERS :: 100% >>> 200%
E percent health minimum damage set.
E - Whiplash
MINIMUM DAMAGE FROM PERCENT HEALTH :: 0 >>> 25
Q and E base damage decreased. Passive, Q, W, E ability power ratios increased. W physical damage reduction decreased.
Passive - Colossal Smash
RATIO :: 0.4 ability power >>> 0.7 ability power
Q - Winds of War
BASE DAMAGE :: 60/95/130/165/200 >>> 50/80/110/140/170
RATIO :: 0.75 ability power >>> 0.9 ability power
% MAXIMUM HEALTH DAMAGE OVER TIME :: 2% target’s maximum health per half-second >>> 3% target’s maximum health per 100 ability power, per half-second
W - Shield of Durand
MAGICAL DAMAGE REDUCTION :: 20/25/30/35/40% (+8% per 100 bonus magic resist) >>> 20/25/30/35/40% (+8% per 100 bonus magic resist) (+5% per 100 ability power)
PHYSICAL DAMAGE REDUCTION :: same as magical damage reduction >>> half of magical damage reduction
E - Justice Punch
BASE DAMAGE :: 100/140/180/220/260 >>> 100/130/160/190/220
RATIO :: 0.7 ability power >>> 0.9 ability power
Q gold on kill increased.
Q - Parrrley
GOLD ON KILL :: 2/3/4/5/6 >>> 3/4/5/6/7
W % armor bonus increased at later ranks. W flat magic resist and % decreased.
W - Defensive Ball Curl
ARMOR BONUS :: 50/55/60/65/70% >>> 50/60/70/80/90%
MAGIC RESIST BONUS :: 20 >>> 10
MAGIC RESIST BONUS :: 50/55/60/65/70% >>> 25/30/35/40/45%
Innate armor and magic resist reduced but passive grants more at later levels. Passive shield duration and cooldown better early, worse late. E base damage reduced.
BASE ARMOR :: 27 >>> 22
ARMOR GROWTH :: 4 >>> 3
BASE MAGIC RESIST :: 32.1 >>> 27.1
MAGIC RESIST GROWTH :: 1.25 >>> 0.75
Passive - Fury of the North
FLAT BONUS RESISTANCES :: 20/60/100 >>> 20/70/120
SHIELD LINGER DURATION :: 1/2/3 seconds >>> 2 seconds at all ranks
COOLDOWN :: 15/12/9 seconds >>> 12 seconds at all ranks
E - Permafrost
DID YOU KNOW :: Tooltip now mentions Permafrost’s displacement effect
FREEZE DAMAGE :: 40/60/80/100/120 >>> 20/30/40/50/60
SHATTER DAMAGE :: 10/15/20% target’s maximum health (Unchanged. Also technically part of Fury of the North.)
Attack damage per level increased. Tiger strike scaling total attack damage ratio increased. Phoenix strike ability power ratio increased.
ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH STAT :: 3.2 >>> 5
Q - Tiger Stance
TIGER STRIKE RATIO :: 120/130/140/150/160% total attack damage >>> 120/135/150/165/180% total attack damage
R - Phoenix Stance
PHOENIX STRIKE RATIO :: 0.45 ability power >>> 0.6 ability power
Passive damage decreased at early ranks but cooldown decreased at later ranks. Q detonates more quickly.
Passive - Echoing Flames
LEG COOLDOWN :: 30/25/20/15/10 (at levels 1/6/9/11/13) >>> 30/20/10/5/2.5 (at levels 1/6/9/11/13). No longer scales off of cooldown reduction from items.
DAMAGE PER LEG :: 4.5/5.25/6/7/8% target’s maximum health (at levels 1/6/9/13/15) >>> 2/3/4/6/8% target’s maximum health (at levels 1/6/9/11/13)
Q - Corrosive Charge
MANA CAST :: 35/40/45/50/55 >>> 50 at all ranks
TIME BEFORE DETONATION :: 0.85 seconds >>> 0.5 seconds
R - Fear Beyond Death
MISSILE SPEED :: 2100 >>> 3200
SORRY, URGOT :: Sterak’s Gage is no longer listed in Urgot’s recommended items (since it’s now melee only)
HERE’S A TIP :: Xin Zhao’s recommended items have been updated!
Attack speed and on-hit damage reduced.
ATTACK SPEED BUFF :: 20-35% >>> 10-30%
ON-HIT MAGIC DAMAGE BUFF :: 20-35 >>> 5-20
ARMOR :: 90 >>> 100
Tear of the Goddess
Stacking effect can now occur up to three times every 12 seconds
LESS QQ :: Can gain up to two stacks every 8 seconds >>> Can gain up to three stacks every 12 seconds
THE OTHERS :: This change also impacts Seraph’s Embrace and Manamune
Mana per stack increased.
MORE PEW PEW :: +4 mana per stack >>> +5 mana per stack
Tear of the Goddess, Manamune, and Archangel’s Staff
TEAR (NOT) FULLY STACKED :: Pinging Tear of the Goddess, Manamune, or Archangel’s Staff will now display how many charges you have
Duskblade of Draktharr
SEE THAT I AM UNSEEN :: Pinging Duskblade of Draktharr now tells your team whether you’re currently unseen or not
Rotating Game Mode
Doom Bots of Doom
Team up to overcome the cursed Doom Bots of Doom and their evil overlord before everything you love and cherish is doomed. Doom Bots is available from 10/26/17 at 12:00 p.m. PT - 11/7/17 at 04:00 a.m. PT.
These upgrades will be activated some time during patch 7.21.
[NEW] CHANGED MY MIND :: Captains can change game modes in the lobby without re-inviting friends. Members will hear a sound when the game mode changes.
[NEW] ONE MORE TURN :: Captains can hit “Play Again” on the End of Game screen to return to the lobby with their original lobby members and ready up for the next game
[NEW] SAME OLD SAME OLD :: Position preferences are remembered from game to game when clicking “Play Again”
Death Sworn Skins
Death will not let them rest. Death Sworn Viktor, Katarina, and Zed join Tales from the Rift 2017. They’ll be available in store until 11/26/17 and then go into the legacy vault.
- Death Sworn Viktor
- Death Sworn Katarina
- Death Sworn Zed
Seven Legacy bundles return from the legacy vault, and the new Death Sworn Set is also available from 10/26/17 to 11/1/17. You can also buy these skins and chromas individually.
New Missions, Rewards, and Emotes
Play through two new missions during the event and earn the Death Sworn Icon and Ward. Don’t forget to also check out the three limited-time emotes haunting the store until 11/1/17: Vamporo, Minionstein, and Spook O’ Lantern.
- Nami and all her skins properly play the correct SFX for auto-attacks empowered by E - Tidecaller’s Blessing (the audio has actually been tweaked and made more apparent as well)
- Battlecast Alpha Skarner no longer incorrectly plays classic VO lines in addition to the correct ones
- Primetime Draven no longer incorrectly plays classic VO lines
- Star Guardian Miss Fortune is no longer missing a light beam particle during her recall
- Headhunter Rengar no longer incorrectly plays classic “Predator” SFX when he activates R - Thrill of the Hunt
- Pulsefire Caitlyn and all Lulu skins no longer get stuck with a blue overlay when W - Whimsy is used on them while they are in combat or affected by W - Yordle Snap Trap
- Championship Thresh now properly plays the lantern-landing SFX when using W - Dark Passage
- Cho’Gath’s R - Feast stacks now correctly count spawned Rift Heralds as epic monsters
The following chromas will be released in patch 7.21:
- Battlecast Urgot (Ruby)
- Battlecast Urgot (Sapphire)
- Battlecast Urgot (Pearl)
- Battlecast Urgot (Tanzanite)
- Battlecast Urgot (Obsidian)