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League of Legends patch 9.18 change list

It’s time for a Star Guardian event

Star Guardian Neeko Prestige Edition lands among golden butterflies, glowing Riot Games

League of Legends’ patch 9.18 is a smaller one, as Worlds 2019 is just around the corner. Luckily, there seems to be enough content to tide us all over.

The (arguably) most important part of this patch is the batch of Star Guardian skins, along with the event that’s coming with them. Xayah and Rakan are getting Legendary Star Guardian skins, but they’re different from the bright skins we’ve seen before. They’ve been turned evil by another evil Star Guardian, Zoe. However, Star Guardian Neeko is safe from harm and still sporting her bright light and she’s returned to the fight. She’ll also have a Prestige version of her skin obtainable by grinding in this month’s event.

If you want full context, you can also check out Riot Games’ full patch notes. We have our Teamfight Tactics patch notes in a separate post.


Champions

Aatrox

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Passive now heals for less against minions. Q damage to minions reduced and flattened.

Passive - Deathbringer Stance

HEAL :: Heals for bonus physical damage dealt to anything ⇒ Heals for 25% of the damage dealt when stabbing a minion (healing vs. other targets unchanged)

Q - The Darkin Blade

DAMAGE TO MINIONS :: 50-100% (levels 1-18) ⇒ 40% at all levels

Akali

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R cooldown increased early. R1 stun removed. R2 base maximum damage decreased early.

R - Perfect Execution

REMOVED STUN :: Akali no longer stuns her enemies for 0.5 seconds

MAXIMUM DAMAGE:: 255/450/645 (+0.9 ability power) ⇒ 195/420/645 (+0.9 ability power)

COOLDOWN :: 120/110/100 seconds ⇒ 160/130/100 seconds

Annie

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E now grants decaying movement speed; damage reduction decreased; cooldown increased.

E - Molten Shield

NEW MOVEMENT SPEED :: Annie gains 25% + 1.5% per level decaying bonus movement speed over a 1.5 second duration

DAMAGE REDUCTION :: 16/22/28/34/40% ⇒ 10/13/16/19/22%

COOLDOWN :: 10 seconds at all ranks ⇒ 15 seconds at all ranks

Aurelion Sol

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Base health increased.

Base Stats

HEALTH :: 510 ⇒ 575

Caitlyn

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Base attack damage increased.

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE :: 60 ⇒ 62

Ekko

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

W cost decreased; stun duration increased.

W - Parallel Convergence

COST :: 50/55/60/65/70 mana ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50 mana

STUN DURATION :: 1.75 seconds ⇒ 2.25 seconds

Evelynn

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R empowered damage amplifier and max empowered damage increased.

R - Last Caress

EMPOWERED DAMAGE AMPLIFIER :: 100% against enemies below 30% of their maximum health ⇒ 140% against enemies below 30% of their maximum health

EMPOWERED DAMAGE :: 250/500/750 (+1.5 ability power) ⇒ 300/600/900 (+1.8 ability power)

Jhin

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Base attack damage increased.

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE :: 57 ⇒ 59

Kai’Sa

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E bonus attack speed decreased later.

E - Supercharge

BONUS ATTACK SPEED :: 40/50/60/70/80% ⇒ 40/45/50/55/60%

Kayle

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E base passive damage increased.

E - Sunfire Spellblade

BASE PASSIVE DAMAGE :: 10/15/20/25/30 ⇒ 15/20/25/30/35

Lee Sin

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Base health and attack damage increased. R damage increased.

Base Stats

HEALTH :: 570.8 ⇒ 575

ATTACK DAMAGE :: 69.2 ⇒ 70

R - Dragon’s Rage

DAMAGE :: 150/375/600 ⇒ 175/400/625

Miss Fortune

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E slow increased early.

E - Make It Rain

SLOW :: 28/36/44/52/60% ⇒ 40/45/50/55/60%

Nunu & Willump

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Base stats decreased. E slow now scales.

Base Stats

HEALTH GROWTH :: 90 ⇒ 82

ARMOR GROWTH :: 3.5 ⇒ 3

MANA :: 283.56 ⇒ 280

MANA REGEN :: 7.44 ⇒ 7

E - Snowball Barrage

SLOW :: 50% ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50%

Teemo

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Q and W quality-of-life changes. R mushroom adjustments with more charges and infinite bounce.

Q - Blinding Dart

THAT GREEN LIGHT, I WANT IT :: Blinded targets will now see a green light around their screen when they are affected by Teemo’s Q

W - Move Quick

DID YOU SCREENSHOT? :: Move Quick’s ability icon will now have a bar above it to show its active duration

R - Noxious Trap

EAT ME :: Mushrooms will now trigger more responsively, especially on enemies dashing through them quickly

SCUTTLE AWAY :: Rift Scuttler no longer triggers mushrooms when it’s not in combat

LEAP FROG :: Mushrooms can now bounce once off of each other ⇒ infinitely off of each

MAX CHARGE :: S3 mushrooms at once at all ranks ⇒ 3/4/5 mushrooms at once

Warwick

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W now properly grants bonus attack speed against Blood Hunted enemies.

W - Blood Hunt

BUGFIX :: Warwick now properly gains bonus attack speed against all Blood Hunted enemies

Xayah

Star Guardian Xayah and Rakan snuggle up close to each other while menacingly holding out their signature feathers Riot Games

Base armor decreased. R cooldown increased.

Base Stats

ARMOR :: 28 ⇒ 25

R - Featherstorm

COOLDOWN :: 140/125/110 seconds ⇒ 160/145/130 seconds

Zoe

Star Guardian Zoe charges up some dark sparkles with a menacingly evil look on her face Riot Games

Passive damage increased.

Passive - More Sparkles!

DAMAGE :: 10/12/16/20/24/28/34/40/46/52/60/68/76/84/94/104/114/124 ⇒ 16/20/24/28/32/36/42/48/54/60/66/74/82/90/100/110/120/130

Video Accessibility Options

A few new options are now available under Video in the in-game settings. For players who need them, these options can be vital in making their gaming experience more comfortable or even possible! Please let us know what you think and what else you’d like to have options for since we’re definitely interested in adding more accessibility features in the future.

ENABLE SCREEN SHAKE :: On by default, but turning it off will remove the screen shake caused by things like Pulsefire Ezreal’s recall or Ornn’s ultimate.

VISUAL SLIDERS :: Allows players to control the Color Level, Gamma, Brightness, and Contrast of games. These options will change the overall appearance of the game except for the UI, allowing you to either diminish or highlight visual differences in-game quickly

Bugfixes

  • Jayce’s E - Acceleration Gate now properly functions when cast on top of Jayce
  • Pinging Pantheon’s R - Grand Starfall will tell Pantheon’s teammates which enemies are in range
  • Wolf no longer grants additional, non-functional vision to Kindred when circling her
  • Champions affected by Stasis no longer move during the effect
  • Allies on their way to enter Tahm Kench’s R - Abyssal Voyage will no longer be stuck when Tahm Kench is hit by an enemy
  • When Shaco fears a target with W - Jack in the Box, he’ll properly receive an assist if the target is killed shortly after
  • Diana’s Passive - Moonsilver Blade’s tooltip now properly updates when she ranks up E - Moonfall
  • Jinx’s E - Flame Chompers now properly prevent Akali from moving when she uses R - Perfect Execution through them
  • Taliyah’s Q - Threaded Volley now properly consumes the full mana cost after she walks out of an area of Worked Ground
  • Illaoi can no longer dash a short distance using W - Harsh Lesson when snared or rooted
  • Bard’s Meep cone attacks now properly break spell shields
  • When Karthus is under his Passive - Death Defied effect, his W - Wall of Pain now properly grants vision around the wall

Upcoming Skins & Chromas

The following skins will be released this patch.

  • Star Guardian Neeko Prestige Edition
  • Star Guardian Neeko
  • Star Guardian Xayah & Rakan
  • Star Guardian Zoe
Star Guardian Neeko lands in front of the second generation of Star Guardians triumphantly Riot Games

The following chromas will be released this patch:

  • Star Guardian Rakan
  • Star Guardian Xayah
  • Star Guardian Zoe