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A detailed description of patch 11.9. What exactly will be improved in LoL?

What exactly will change in the next update?


Regular balance updates are made for League of Legends. Mark Yetter, aka Riot Scruffy, Director of Gameplay Design shared a complete list of changes planned for the upcoming patch 11.9 on April 28. The planned fixes include the controversial changes to Lulu (Riot confirms buffs for one of the best supports. It will soon be OP) and Hecarim’s nerfs.

Buffs and nerfs for patch 11.9

Item nerfs

  • Turbo Chemtank
    • Active Movement Speed 60 to 40%
  • Deadman’s Plate
    • Health: 400 to 300

Item buffs

  • Moonstone Renewer
    • Starlit Grace Base Heal 60 to 70
  • Death’s Dance
    • AD  50 to 55
    • Armor 40 to 45
  • Wit’s End
    • Build path: Dagger > Long Sword
    • AD: 30 to 40
  • Sunfire Aegis
    • Immolate Monster Damage 100% to 150%

Champion nerfs

  • Hecarim
    • Base stats
      • Base Armor 36 to 32
      • Armor Per Level 4 to 4,25
    • Rampage (Q)
      • Bonus Damage per Rampage Stack: 5% to 2% (+1% per 33 bAD)
    • Spirit of Dread (W)
      • Healin 30% to 30%(+1% per 40 bAD) of damage Hecarim deals. This percentage is halved 15% (+1% per 80 bAD) for damage dealt by allies
    • Devastating Charge (E)
      • Minimum Base Damage: 35-155 to 30-110
      • Maximum Base Damage: 70-310 to 60-220
  • Morgana
    • Tormented Shadow (W)
      • Damage to monsters 200% to 185%
  • Diana
    • Base stats
      • Armor per level: 3,6 to 3,1
      • Base HP Regen: 7.5 to 6.5
    • Moonsilver Blade (P)
      • Bonus Attack Speed: 20-40% to 15-40%
  • Dr. Mundo
    • Base stats
      • Armor per level: 3.5 to 3
      • AD per level: 3.5 to 3
  • Rumble
    • Junkyard Titan (P)
      • Overheated Magic Damage On-Hit: 10-50 to 5-40
  • Vladimir
    • Transfusion (Q)
      • Cooldown: 9/7.75/6.5/5.25/4 to 9/7.9/6.8/5.7/4.6
  • Jinx (Bug fix)
    • Switcheroo! (Q) 
      • Rocket crit for 200% to 175% to splash targets
  • Gragas
    • Body Slam (E)
      • Damage 80-240 to 80-220
  • Heimerdinger
    • Hextech Micro-Rockets (W)
      • Damage 50-170 to 50-150 (Max damage 90-306 to 90-270)
  • Garen
    • Courage (W)
      • Armor and Magic Resistance per stack: 0.25 to 0.2, Max Resists Unchanged (Minions needed for max: 120 to 150)

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Champion buffs

  • Kindred
    • Dance of Arrows (Q)
      • Cooldown 9 to 8
      • Damage 60-140 to 60-160
  • Shen
    • Stand United (R)
      • Shield value: 175/350/525 (+135% AP) to 120/310/500 (+17.5% bHP) (+135% AP)
  • Xerath
    • Arcanopulse (Q)
      • Damage 80-240 *+75% AP) to 70-230 (+90% AP)
    • Eye of Destruction (W)
      • Damage 60-180 (+60% AP) to 60-200 (+65% AP)
  • Kog’Maw
    • Caustic Spittle (Q)
      • Resistance Reduction 20-28% to 25-33%
    • Void Ooze (E)
      • Mana cost 80-120 to 60-100
  • Taric
    • Starlight’s Touch (Q)
      • Mana cost 70-110 to 70-90
  • Lulu
    • Whimsy (W)
      • Cooldown 16-12 to 15-11
      • Attack Speed 20-35% to 25-35%
  • Trundle
    • Pillar of Ice (E)
      • Slow Amount: 20/30/40/50/60% to 32/49/46/53/60%
  • Kayn (Rhaast)
    • Reaping Slash (Q)
      • Damage 55% tAD +5% (+4%/100%) enemy max hp to 65% tAD +5% (+4%/100%) enemy max hp
  • Sett
    • Haymaker (W)
      • Percent of expended Grit dealt as damage 25+10 per 100 Bonus AD to 25+20 per 100 Bonus AD
    • The Show Stopper (R)
      • Bonus AD ratio: 100 to 120%