The first patch during Worlds is always bound to be a little lighter and this year is no exception. With just a few patches left in the year before preseason, Riot is slowing things down on season 8 and not making any drastic changes.
The biggest adjustment this week is coming for Ezreal, who is getting the softest rework of all time. As in, one ability is getting changes and he has some new splash art. Thankfully, The ability that’s getting changed is his W, which wasn’t really up to the caliber of the rest of his kit anyway and should be a whole lot more exciting after the adjustment.
Other than that, Riot is mostly focusing patch 8.20 on getting champions into comfortable places as we approach the pre-season. Ahri got a slight buff to her ultimate, Evelynn and Nami got a tuning pass while Graves and Sion had a couple base stats adjusted slightly.
Even if there aren’t too many changes this week, there are some very solid skins coming up including Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger and Infernal Amumu.
If you want a full look at Riot’s notes you can check them out, or for a shorter version you can look at our TL;DR.
W has been redesigned
[NEW] W - Essence Flux
Ezreal fires an orb that sticks to the first champion or objective hit. Hitting the orb with an ability or attack detonates it. Detonating with an ability refunds mana.
DAMAGE 75/120/165/210/255 magic damage
RATIO 0.6 bonus attack damage + 0.7 ability power
RANGE 1150 (same as <strong>Q - Mystic Shot</strong>)
COOLDOWN 12 seconds
ORB DURATION 4 seconds
COST 50 mana
MANA REFUND ON ABILITY DETONATION 60 plus the cost of the ability that detonated Essence Flux
OBJECTIVE Essence Flux can stick to champions, epic monsters, turrets, inhibitors, and the Nexus
Q - Mystic Shot
RATIO 0.4 ability power >>> 0.3 ability power
E - Arcane Shift
[NEW] ESSENCE ATTRACTION Arcane Shift now prioritizes enemies affected by Essence Flux
R - Trueshot Barrage
ICONIC No balance or mechanics changes. Just adding this to show off the new icon!
R cooldown increased early.
R - Spirit Rush
COOLDOWN 110/95/80 seconds >>> 130/105/80 seconds
Empowered E damage decreased early. R damage decreased.
E - Whiplash
EMPOWERED DAMAGE 95/115/135/155/175 >>> 75/100/125/150/175
R - Last Caress
DAMAGE 150/275/400 >>> 125/250/375
EXECUTE DAMAGE 300/550/800 >>> 250/500/750
Base AD decreased.
BASE AD 66 >>> 63
Passive no longer scales off Hail of Blades while Jhin is out of combat.
Passive - Whisper
BUGFIX Fixed a bug where Hail of Blades’ bonus attack speed was being counted toward Whisper’s attack speed conversions while Jhin was out of combat, making Jhin’s first attack much stronger than intended. (Behavior is now consistent with everyone else.)
W heal decreased.
W - Ebb and Flow
HEAL 65/95/125/155/185 (+0.3 ability power) >>> 60/85/110/135/160 (+0.3 ability power) (damage vs enemy champions unchanged)
Base health regen decreased.
BASE HEALTH REGEN 9 per 5 seconds >>> 7.5 per 5 seconds
Base damage increased.
BASE DAMAGE 40-80 (lv 1-18) >>> 20-60 (lv 1-18)
End of Season Eligibility
Added an icon to your profile to check if you’re eligible for this year’s Victorious skin. Hover over it to find out what you’ll earn!
- Fixed a bug where Jarvan’s Passive - Martial Cadence was dealing less damage than intended when combined with Tiamat’s passive
- Restored a bunch of Vi’s VFX across a few skins
- Tristana’s E - Explosive Charge passive no longer deals reduced damage when proc’d by Stormrazor’s guaranteed critical strike
- Jumping out of Tahm Kench’s belly directly into Taliyah’s R - Weaver’s Wall no longer causes you to lose control of your champ for an extended amount of time
- The channeling bar no longer displays weird text when Nautilus casts Q - Dredge Line
Upcoming Skins, Chromas & Icons
The following skins will be released this patch.
- Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger
- Infernal Amumu
- Hextech Malzahar
The following chromas will be released this patch:
- Dragon Trainer Tristana
- Dragon Trainer Lulu
- Infernal Amumu