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League of Legends patch 8.18 change list

Say goodbye to Nexus Blitz and hello to Odyssey Extraction

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If you thought that the Public Beta Environment was too quiet for the 8.18 cycle, you were right. Riot kept a big patch worth of content under wraps, hiding as a special surprise. Get ready for the Odyssey patch.

In terms of balance changes, this patch has its fair share. Vayne got a buff to her Tumble’s cooldown at early levels, Akali’s ultimate got nerfed and Braum has a little bit less base health now. There’s a lot of small tweaks in here.

The meat of this patch is definitely the Odyssey content. Riot Games has released a new skin line, focused on being cool space pilots. With a very Guardians of the Galaxy feeling, Jinx leads a Malphite and Yasuo across space. Sona, Kayn and Ziggs are also getting skins, but it seems like they’re not necessarily part of Jinx’s crew.

Starting this patch, you’ll be able to grab these new skins, as well as play the new PvE game mode.

For Riot’s full notes, you can check them out here. For our special tl;dr, check them out here.


Nexus Blitz Alpha

The Nexus Blitz Alpha ends with patch 8.18. Thanks to everyone who tried out the mode and gave us feedback! We’ll be back soon with a rundown of how things went and where we’re going next.

Champions

Aatrox

Aatrox in his base skin Riot Games

E passive healing increased at later ranks. R bonus attack damage increased at later ranks.

E - Umbral Dash

PASSIVE HEALING VS CHAMPIONS 20/21.25/22.5/23.75/25% ⇒ 20/22.5/25/27.5/30%

R - World Ender

BONUS ATTACK DAMAGE 20/22.5/25% ⇒ 20/25/30%

Akali

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R base damage decreased.

R - Perfect Execution

BASE DAMAGE (BOTH CASTS) 120/180/240 ⇒ 100/150/200

Braum

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Base health decreased.

Base stats

BASE HEALTH 576.6 ⇒ 540

Kai’Sa

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Passive damage decreased at later levels.

Passive - Caustic Wounds

PROC DAMAGE 15-20% target’s missing health (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 15% target’s missing health (at all levels)

Lucian

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Q damage ratio increased at later ranks.

Q - Piercing Light

DAMAGE RATIO 0.6/0.7/0.8/0.9/1.0 bonus attack damage ⇒ 0.6/0.75/0.9/1.05/1.2 bonus attack damage

Renekton

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Empowered E damage increased. Empowered E armor reduction increased at early ranks.

E - Slice and Dice

EMPOWERED DICE DAMAGE 60/105/150/195/240 ⇒ 70/115/160/205/250

EMPOWERED DICE ARMOR REDUCTION 15/20/25/30/35% ⇒ 25/27.5/30/32.5/35%

Ryze

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Empowered W root duration decreased.

W - Rune Prison

EMPOWERED ROOT DURATION 2 seconds ⇒ 1.5 seconds

Sejuani

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E base damage decreased. R storm slow duration decreased.

E - Permafrost

BASE DAMAGE 30/45/60/75/90 ⇒ 20/35/50/65/80

R - Glacial Prison

STORM EXPLOSION SLOW DURATION 3 seconds ⇒ 1 second

Trundle

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E cooldown increased. E slow decreased at early ranks, increased at later ranks.

E - Pillar of Ice

COOLDOWN 22/20/18/16/14 seconds ⇒ 24/22/20/18/16 seconds

SLOW PERCENT 30/35/40/45/50% ⇒ 15/25/35/45/55%

Vayne

Project: Vayne flees the scene, sliding on the floor Riot Games

Q cooldown decreased at early ranks.

Q - Tumble

COOLDOWN 6/5/4/3/2 seconds ⇒ 4/3.5/3/2.5/2 seconds

Viktor

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First Hex Core upgrade cost decreased.

Passive - Glorious Evolution

HEX CORE MK-1 COST 1250 gold ⇒ 1150 gold

PERFECT HEX CORE COST 750 gold ⇒ 850 gold

Smite Auto-Select

Smite

Hot off the Nexus Blitz presses!

LET ME GET THAT FOR YOU If you’re assigned Jungle in draft queues, you’ll load into Champion Select with Smite already selected! You’re still free to swap Smite out (or swap to Smite if you aren’t assigned Jungle) in cases where you’re running an offbeat comp or want to switch roles with a teammate.

Minimap Icons

OK 4K Minimap icons now scale with minimap size on Summoner’s Rift, Howling Abyss, and Twisted Treeline. Players with 4K monitors, rejoice!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where Nunu was sometimes invisible to enemies while rolling his W - Biggest Snowball Ever! out of fog of war
  • Fixed an FPS hitching issue that occurred when Voidbringer Illaoi sucessfully Teleported while her W - Harsh Lesson attack buff was active
  • Ravenous Hunter’s tooltip no longer counts healing done while you’re already at full health
  • Alt-tabbing out of the loading screen while on Fullscreen settings no longer causes loading screen images to disappear when you tab back in
  • Omega Squad Veigar’s W - Dark Matter warning indicator is now much clearer for colorblind players

New Game Mode

Odyssey: Extraction

Available until October 9, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. PT

Join the crew and Ziggs as they fight their way through hordes of aliens in the co-op game mode Odyssey: Extraction.

Upcoming Skins & Chromas

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

  • Odyssey Kayn
  • Odyssey Yasuo
  • Odyssey Jinx
  • Odyssey Sona
  • Odyssey Malphite
  • Odyssey Ziggs
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The following chromas will be released this patch:

  • Odyssey Yasuo
  • Odyssey Jinx
  • Odyssey Sona
  • Odyssey Malphite
  • Odyssey Ziggs