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League of Legends patch 8.16 change list

Tank changes and a new game mode

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Patch 8.16 is here and it’s not bringing any champion reworks, but that doesn’t mean it’s not bursting at the seams with new content. (Nunu & Willump will be next patch, ya’ll.)

We’re getting a whopping five new skins, including Cosmic skins for Ashe, Lulu and Xin Zhao, as well as Mecha Aurelion Sol skin and a Mafia Braum skin. It’s quite the haul.

This patch also will bring about the Nexus Blitz alpha test. If all goes well, this could be League’s new permanent game mode to join the roster. I can personally attest that this game mode is very fun, so definitely check it out. It’s chaotic, but it’ll get some laughs out of you.

In addition to all those fun stuff, tanks have been buffed, burst runes have been nerfed and Zoe’s passive has finally been toned down. Thanks, Riot!

As usual, you can check out Riot’s full notes here and our tl;dr here.


Nexus Blitz Alpha Test

We’ll be kicking off a four-week alpha playtest of Nexus Blitz, a new experimental game mode, soon after the patch. Head to the alpha announcement for all the info!

Champions

Aatrox

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E passive healing against non-champions decreased. Charges granted on learning E decreased. R cooldown increased at early ranks.

E - Umbral Dash

PASSIVE HEALING AGAINST NON-CHAMPIONS 33% ⇒ 15%

CHARGES WHEN LEARNED 2 ⇒ 1

R - World Ender

COOLDOWN 140/130/120 seconds ⇒ 160/140/120 seconds

Fizz

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W damage ratio decreased. R damage ratio decreased.

W - Seastone Trident

ACTIVE DAMAGE RATIO 0.6 ability power ⇒ 0.5 ability power

ON-HIT DAMAGE RATIO 0.4 ability power ⇒ 0.35 ability power

R - Chum the Waters

GUPPY DAMAGE RATIO 0.9 ability power ⇒ 0.8 ability power

CHOMPER DAMAGE RATIO 1.1 ability power ⇒ 1.0 ability power

GIGALODON DAMAGE RATIO 1.3 ability power ⇒ 1.2 ability power

Hecarim

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Q base damage increased at later ranks. Q damage ratio increased.

Q - Rampage

BASE DAMAGE 55/90/125/160/195 ⇒ 55/95/135/175/215

DAMAGE RATIO 0.6 bonus attack damage ⇒ 0.7 bonus attack damage

Orianna

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Base magic resist decreased.

Base Stats

MAGIC RESIST 30 ⇒ 26

Quinn

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Attack damage growth decreased.

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH 3 ⇒ 2.4

Rakan

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Health and armor decreased.

Base Stats

HEALTH 510 ⇒ 480

ARMOR 36 ⇒ 33

Taliyah

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Movement speed decreased. W cooldown increased at early ranks. R wall no longer grants vision.

Base Stats

MOVEMENT SPEED 340 ⇒ 335

W - Seismic Shove

COOLDOWN 12 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

R - Weaver’s Wall

[REMOVED] VISION Wall no longer grants vision

Trundle

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Q base damage decreased at later ranks. Q damage ratio increased at later ranks. Q attack damage sap duration decreased.

Q - Troll Smash

BASE DAMAGE 20/40/60/80/100 ⇒ 20/30/40/50/60

DAMAGE RATIO 1.0/1.05/1.1/1.15/1.2 total attack damage ⇒ 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4 total attack damage

STOLEN ATTACK DAMAGE DURATION 8 seconds ⇒ 5 seconds

Tryndamere

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E cooldown increased at later ranks.

E - Spinning Slash

COOLDOWN 13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds ⇒ 13/12/11/10/9 seconds

Wukong

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Q base damage decreased. Q damage ratio decreased.

Q - Crushing Blow

BASE DAMAGE 30/60/90/120/150 ⇒ 10/40/70/100/130

DAMAGE RATIO 1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5 total attack damage ⇒ 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4 total attack damage

Zoe

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Passive damage decreased at all ranks. W damage ratio decreased.

Passive - More Sparkles!

BASE DAMAGE LEVELS 1-6 12/15/20/25/30/35 ⇒ 10/12/16/20/24/28

BASE DAMAGE LEVELS 7-10 48/53/67/73 ⇒ 34/40/46/52

BASE DAMAGE LEVELS 11-14 79/86/93/100 ⇒ 60/68/76/84

BASE DAMAGE LEVELS 15-18 109/117/126/135 ⇒ 94/104/114/124

DAMAGE RATIO 0.325 ability power ⇒ 0.2 ability power

W - Spell Thief

DAMAGE RATIO 0.55 ability power ⇒ 0.4 ability power

Tanks

Tanks haven’t been feeling so hot in recent patches, so we’re taking this opportunity to put more durability into their kits.

Amumu

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E passive now scales with bonus armor and magic resist.

E - Tantrum

[NEW] BONUS DAMAGE REDUCTION 3% bonus armor + 3% magic resist

BASE DAMAGE REDUCTION 2/4/6/8/10 (unchanged)

Leona

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W cooldown decreased at later ranks.

W - Eclipse

COOLDOWN 14 seconds ⇒ 14/13/13/11/10 seconds

Nautilus

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W base shield decreased slightly early, increased at later ranks. W maximum health scaling decreased at later ranks. W duration and cooldown decreased.

W - Titan’s Wrath

BASE SHIELD 65/70/75/80/85 ⇒ 60/70/80/90/100

SHIELD SCALING 9/11/13/15/17% maximum health ⇒ 9/10/11/12/13% maximum health

DURATION 10 seconds ⇒ 6 seconds

COOLDOWN 18 seconds ⇒ 12 seconds

Rammus

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W bonus resists increased.

W - Defensive Ball Curl

BONUS ARMOR 50/60/70/80/90% ⇒ 60/70/80/90/100%

BONUS MAGIC RESIST 25/30/35/40/45% ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50%

Sion

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W health gain increased.

W - Soul Furnace

MAXIMUM HEALTH GAIN FROM ENEMIES 3 ⇒ 4

MAXIMUM HEALTH GAIN FROM LARGE ENEMIES 10 ⇒ 15

Tahm Kench

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Q slow duration and cooldown decreased. W duration increased at later ranks. W cooldown significantly increased. W mana cost decreased. W cooldown now halved on enemy Devour.

Q - Tongue Lash

SLOW DURATION 2 seconds ⇒ 1.5 seconds

COOLDOWN 6 seconds ⇒ 5 seconds

W - Devour/Regurgitate

DEVOUR DURATION 4/4.5/5/5.5/6 seconds ⇒ 4 seconds

ENEMY CHAMPION DURATION Half ally duration (unchanged)

COOLDOWN 14/13/12/11/10 seconds ⇒ 28/25/22/19/16 seconds

[NEW] YUMMY Cooldown is halved on enemy cast

COST 90 mana ⇒ 60 mana

Runes

Burst Runes

The high burst damage present in the rune systems has overall warped lethality and game pacing, so we’re pulling damage out of the worst offenders.

Summon Aery

Base damage decreased at early levels. Base shielding increased at early levels.

BASE DAMAGE 15-40 (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 10-40 (at levels 1-18)

BASE SHIELDING 30-80 (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 35-80 (at levels 1-18)

Electrocute

Base damage decreased. Damage ratio decreased.

BASE DAMAGE 50-220 (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 30-180 (at levels 1-18)

DAMAGE RATIO (AD) 0.5 bonus attack damage ⇒ 0.4 bonus attack damage

DAMAGE RATIO (AP) 0.3 ability power ⇒ 0.25 ability power

COOLDOWN 50-25 seconds (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 25-20 seconds (at levels 1-18)

Celerity

Movement speed conversion into adaptive stat decreased.

ATTACK DAMAGE 9.6% bonus movement speed ⇒ 6% bonus movement speed

ABILITY POWER 16% bonus movement speed ⇒ 10% bonus movement speed

Cheap Shot

Base damage decreased at early levels.

BASE DAMAGE 15-40 ⇒ 8-40

Sudden Impact

Lethality and magic penetration decreased.

LETHALITY 10 ⇒ 7

MAGIC PENETRATION 8 ⇒ 6

Scorch

Base damage decreased. Cooldown decreased.

BASE DAMAGE 20-60 ⇒ 10-30

COOLDOWN 20 seconds ⇒ 10 seconds

Summoner Spells

Heal

Cooldown decreased.

In patch 8.6, Heal was crowding out other options in mid lane, so we lengthened its cooldown. This pushed both marksmen and mid laners onto teleport (which has had a much more notable impact on the meta), so we’re reverting the Heal nerf.

COOLDOWN 270 seconds ⇒ 240 seconds

Summoner Level

You can now show off your summoner level and borders on banners in game lobbies.

End of game lobby

BRB BATHROOM When playing with a premade group, the status of each player will display above the “Play Again” button

Bugfixes

  • Players are no longer blocked from creating custom games if they have dodged from champ select.

Upcoming Skins & Chromas

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

  • Mecha Aurelion Sol
  • Mafia Braum
  • Cosmic Enchantress Lulu
  • Cosmic Defender Xin Zhao
  • Cosmic Queen Ashe
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The following chromas will be released this patch:

  • Mecha Aurelion Sol
  • Mafia Braum
  • Cosmic Enchantress Lulu
  • Cosmic Defender Xin Zhao
  • Cosmic Queen Ashe

Your Shop Returns!

Personalized discounts are back from August 16, 2018, at 11:AM PT – August 30, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. PT.