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League of Legends patch 9.16 change list

Pantheon’s rework is here

Full Metal Pantheon’s splash art, which has him in a flashy arena in a tech-based suit of armor Riot Games

Patch 9.16 is a pretty big one, so to help you skim through these notes, we’re going to break it down for you (as usual).

Pantheon’s rework is here and the spartan is looking shiny and refreshed, while also keeping his thematic pretty close. He still will ult and camp your lane, though all his skills do work a smidgen differently.

Udyr and Rammus are both getting new skins this patch as well, with Rammus getting a Hextech Crafting-based skin and Udyr just getting a dope Dragon Oracle skin that shows off his many forms in a beautiful way.

There’s also a boatload of champion balance changes in here, now that we’re past the patch big tournaments will be played on. Make sure to ctrl + f your main in here to make sure they’re still intact.

As usual you can check our Riot’s full notes. If you’re here for Teamfight Tactics patch notes, that stuff is in another article.



Myrmidon Pantheon’s splash art, which features him standing in the palm of a large hand with magma pouring over him Riot Games

Pantheon crashes through the enemy frontline and causes havoc in their ranks starting in 9.16.


Azir summons his sand-based soldiers in his base skin Riot Games

Q cooldown increased late.

Q - Conquering Sands

COOLDOWN :: 15/12.5/10/7.5/5 seconds >>> 15/13/11/9/7 seconds


Corki fires his blasters in his Arcade skin, which puts him in a space-invaders type of ship Riot Games

Base attack damage and attack damage growth decreased.

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE :: 60 >>> 55


Dr. Mundo

Dr. Mundo answers a corporate phone call in suspenders and slacks Riot Games

W Tenacity flattened. E cooldown now scales.

W - Burning Agony

TENACITY :: 10/15/20/25/30% >>> 30% at all ranks

E - Masochism

COOLDOWN :: 6 seconds >>> 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 seconds


PROJECT: Ekko slashes through some robot baddies, while showing off his great white hair Riot Games

E bonus damage increased. R cooldown decreased late.

E - Phase Dive

BONUS DAMAGE :: 40/65/90/115/140 >>> 50/75/100/125/150

R - Chronobreak

COOLDOWN :: 110/90/70 seconds >>> 110/80/50 seconds


Ezreal fires off shots from his gauntlet while falling in rubble Riot Games

Q AP ratio decreased. E cooldown increased.

Q - Mystic Shot

RATIO :: 0.3 ability power >>> 0.15 ability power

E - Arcane Shift

COOLDOWN :: 19/17.5/16/14.5/13 seconds >>> 25/22/19/16/13 seconds


Heartpiercer Fiora knights Heartbreaker Vi in a pink scene surrounded by flora Riot Games

E cooldown decreased early; bonus attack speed now scales.

E - Bladework

COOLDOWN :: 13/11/9/7/5 seconds >>> 11/9.5/8/6.5/5 seconds

BONUS ATTACK SPEED :: 50% at all ranks >>> 50/60/70/80/90%


God Staff Jax gets ready to launch an attack Riot Games

Q cooldown decreased.

Q - Leap Strike

COOLDOWN :: 10/9/8/7/6 seconds >>> 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds


Kassadin slides using his void-based blade in his base skin splash art Riot Games

W basic attack damage modifier increased.

W - Nether Blade

EMPOWERED BASIC ATTACK DAMAGE :: 40/65/90/115/140 (+0.8 ability power) >>> 70/95/120/145/170 (+0.8 ability power)


IG LeBlanc poses in her white and black outfit in the mountains Riot Games

Q AP ratio increased.

Q - Sigil of Malice

RATIO :: 0.3 ability power >>> 0.4 ability power


Prestige Academy Lux shines her staff in the hall while posing Riot Games

W shield increased late.

W - Prismatic Barrier

SHIELD :: 50/65/80/95/110 >>> 50/75/100/125/150

MAX SHIELD :: 100/130/160/190/220 >>> 100/150/200/250/300


Base armor increased. W bonus attack speed increased.

Base Stats

Rounded out some stats!

ARMOR :: 36 >>> 38

HEALTH :: 582.8 >>> 585

MANA :: 273.8 >>> 275

MANA REGEN :: 6.756 >>> 7

W - Shroud of Darkness

BONUS ATTACK SPEED :: 20/25/30/35/40% >>> 30/35/40/45/50%


Pulsefire Riven emerges from a portal while swinging her gigantic sword Riot Games

Q cooldown flattened.

Q - Broken Wings

COOLDOWN :: 13/12.5/12/11.5/11 seconds >>> 12 seconds at all ranks


Sejuani rides a cute pink pig while decked out in Chinese-themed apparel for the Lunar New Year Image: Riot Games

Frost Armor base armor and magic resistance increased, ratio decreased. Q cooldown increased.

Passive - Fury of the North

FROST ARMOR :: 20 (+0.25 bonus armor) bonus armor and 20 (+0.25 bonus magic resistance) bonus magic resistance >>> 10 (+0.35 bonus armor) bonus armor and 10 (+0.35 bonus magic resistance) bonus magic resistance

Q - Arctic Assault

COOLDOWN :: 17/15.5/14/12.5/11 seconds >>> 20/18/16/14/12 seconds


Surgeon Shen reaches over for a giant scalpel to do surgery Riot Games

Q empowered damage ratio increased. E base damage increased.

Q - Twilight Assault

EMPOWERED CHAMPION DAMAGE RATIO :: 4/4.5/5/5.5/6% of target’s maximum health >>> 5/5.5/6/6.5/7% of target’s maximum health

E - Shadow Dash

BASE PHYSICAL DAMAGE :: 50/75/100/125/150 >>> 60/85/110/135/160


Beekeeper Singed leaves a swarm of malicious bees in his path Riot Games

Base mana increased. R bonus stats increased late.

Base Stats

Rounded out some stats!

MANA :: 290.6 >>> 330

ATTACK DAMAGE :: 62.32 >>> 63

MANA REGEN :: 7.524 >>> 7.5

ATTACK SPEED GROWTH :: 1.81% >>> 1.9%

R - Insanity Potion

BONUS STATS :: 30/55/80 >>> 30/60/90


Base skin Sion stands ominously surrounded by chaos Riot Games

Base mana increased. Q base min and max damage increased; removed damage reduction on monsters.

Base Stats

Rounded out some stats!

MANA :: 325.6 >>> 330

HEALTH :: 542.64 >>> 545

MANA REGEN :: 8.0008 >>> 8

Q - Decimating Smash

BASE MINIMUM DAMAGE :: 20/40/60/80/100 >>> 30/50/70/90/110

BASE MAXIMUM DAMAGE :: 60/120/180/240/300 >>> 70/135/200/265/330

[REM] REDUCED DAMAGE ON MONSTERS :: Decimating Smash no longer deals 80% damage against monsters


Winter Wonder Sivir throws her snowflake weapon towards the viewer Image: Riot Games

W AD ratio decreased early.

W - Ricochet

RATIO :: 50/55/60/65/70% attack damage >>> 30/40/50/60/70% attack damage


Lunar Wraith Sylas reclines while staring at the viewer from the side of his eye Riot Games

Q2 damage reduction now applies to minions and monsters.

Q - Chain Lash

DETONATION DAMAGE :: 45% reduced damage || against minions >>> against minions and monsters

R - Hijack

BUGFIX :: Sylas now properly heals himself when casting a Hijacked R - Mantra empowered W - Renewal from Karma


Atlantean Syndra fires off orbs of water while emerging from a whirlpool Riot Games

Q bonus damage against champions increased. E base damage increased.

Q - Dark Sphere

TRANSCENDENT :: 15% bonus damage against champions >>> 25% bonus damage against champions

E - Scatter the Weak

BASE DAMAGE :: 70/115/160/205/250 >>> 85/130/175/220/265

Tahm Kench

Chef Tahm Kench prepares a bunch of aquatic life to eat Riot Games

Base movement speed decreased. E shield duration decreased.

Base Stats

MOVEMENT SPEED :: 345 >>> 335

E - Thick Skin

SHIELD DURATION :: 3 seconds >>> 2 seconds


Professor Yuumi stands triumphantly on top of a book Riot Games

Q empowered damage decreased late; slow decreased; slow duration flattened; cooldown increased early.

Q - Prowling Projectile

EMPOWERED DAMAGE :: 50/95/140/185/230/275 >>> 50/85/120/155/190/225

SLOW :: 40/48/56/64/72/80% >>> 20/32/44/56/68/80%

SLOW DURATION :: 1.25/1.35/1.45/1.55/1.65/1.75 seconds >>> 1.5 seconds

COOLDOWN :: 11/10/9/8/7/6 seconds >>> 13.5/12/10.5/9/7.5/6 seconds


Odyssey Ziggs jumps out of an explosion, that he likely caused Riot Games

W AP ratio increased; cooldown decreased early. R cooldown decreased late.

W - Satchel Charge

RATIO :: 0.35 ability power >>> 0.5 ability power

COOLDOWN :: 24/21/18/15/12 seconds >>> 20/18/16/14/12 seconds

R - Mega Inferno Bomb

COOLDOWN :: 120/105/90 seconds >>> 120/95/70 seconds


Biscuit Delivery

Biscuits delivered decreased; delivery intervals adjusted. Health and mana per biscuit decreased. Healing duration decreased. Permanent mana per biscuit increased.


DELIVERY INTERVAL :: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00, 12:00 >>> 2:00, 4:00, 6:00

HEALTH PER BISCUIT :: 15% of missing health >>> 10% of missing health

HEALTH PER BISCUIT (MANALESS CHAMPIONS) :: 20% of missing health >>> 12% of missing health

MANA PER BISCUIT :: 15% of missing mana >>> 10% of missing mana

HEALING DURATION :: 15 seconds >>> 5 seconds

PERMANENT MAXIMUM MANA INCREASE :: 40 mana per biscuit consumption >>> 50 mana per biscuit consumption

ARAM Balance Changes

9.16 Nerfs

  • Swain :: -5% damage dealt >>> -6% damage dealt & +6% damage taken

9.16 Buffs

  • Morgana :: -6% damage dealt & +6% damage taken >>> -6% damage dealt
  • Volibear :: +5% damage taken >>> Unchanged
  • Yorick :: -5% damage dealt & +5% damage taken >>> -5% damage dealt

Honor 5 Rewards

YOU DID IT :: Your Honor 5 capsule will contain a random emote or ward skin, as well as an Honor 5 token you can redeem for Medieval Twitch, Grey Warwick, or one of the two new chromas shown above if you already own the base skin. You don’t need to own both skins before being able to pick a chroma for a skin you own.

BUT ACTUALLY :: This season only, your Honor 5 capsule will contain two Honor 5 tokens because we promised you two chromas this season, not one.

BELATED ELATED :: If you hit Honor 5 before 9.16 and already owned both Medieval Twitch and Grey Warwick prior to getting your capsule, we’ll add your two Honor 5 tokens directly to your account during patch 9.16. (It’ll take a little bit to get to everyone. Stop being so honorable. Actually, don’t.)


We’re unifying Challenger and Grandmaster’s 0 LP demotion rules with Master’s existing rules. This is mainly an edge-case change since losing LP over a few days or weeks naturally demotes players into Master before they reach 0 LP, though in smaller servers it’ll also address situations where it was near-impossible to demote out of Challenger.

LADDER DOWN :: Losing a game at 0 LP in Grandmaster or Challenger demotes you to ||| Master, 0 LP >>> Diamond 1 with 75, 50, or 0 LP based on whether your MMR is higher than the Master cutoff, between the Master and Diamond 1 cutoffs, or lower than the Diamond 1 cutoff


  • Gnar can no longer change the direction of E - Hop after transforming through R - GNAR! before bouncing on a minion
  • Allies with Orianna’s E - Command: Protect on them will now see an indicator centered on her
  • Malzahar’s R - Nether Grasp now adds a Revealed marker to the target (including stealthed targets)
  • Xayah’s Passive - Clean Cuts basic attacks now properly spawn feathers behind her target and not around her
  • Master Yi’s basic attack immediately following his Q - Alpha Strike now properly grants an additional stack of Conqueror or Electrocute
  • Darius’ Passive - Hemorrhage no longer incorrectly displays a ranged indicator
  • If Katarina drops a dagger near a wall and then casts E - Shunpo so that she can blink to the other side of the wall, she now properly gets a reset on the ability
  • Nautilus’ W - Titan’s Wrath will now properly proc Electrocute instead of granting only one stack while active
  • Lee Sin’s hitbox will no longer warp across the map when casting Q - Resonating Strike
  • Twitch is no longer able to cast Q - Ambush without consuming any mana 3 seconds after its cooldown resets when an enemy champion dies from his Passive - Deadly Venom
  • Selling any stacking consumable item will no longer sell two of them at a time if there are more than one
  • Karma’s W - Focused Resolve now properly lowers R - Mantra’s cooldown while damaging enemy champions
  • Phase Rush and Electrocute activates properly when Poppy casts E - Heroic Charge in specific combos

Upcoming Skins

The following skins will be released this patch.

  • Dragon Oracle Udyr
  • Hextech Rammus
Dragon Oracle Udyr gets ready to take on some ominous shadowy bad guys. Riot Games