Patch 9.11 notes

By Aether, shio shoujo

Hey y'all. How are you doing? Having a good week? Good.

In this patch, outside of some smaller balance work on an assortment of champions, we have bigger updates for Janna and Yuumi, a soft revert to Zac's pre-patch 7.9 self, and a follow-up to the Master Yi changes from 9.10.

Voted for by players all over the world, Little Demon Tristana is ready to take on some mischief and will be available during this patch cycle. The Rainbow Fluft Icon and its special interactions when equipped will also be available for an extended amount of time in the store!

Finally, starting in 9.11, Challengers will get to experience the long-awaited golden recall animation in unranked queues and the ranked queues they're Challenger in.

Go get 'em, lions!
Hanna “shio shoujo” Woo Paul "Aether" Perscheid

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Mid-Patch Updates

30/5/2019 Balance Changes

Karthus

R - REQUIEM DAMAGE RATIO 0.65 ability power 0.75 ability power

Master Yi

Q - ALPHA STRIKE DAMAGE ON SAME TARGET 15% attack damage per additional strike 25% attack damage per additional strike

Vayne

BUGFIX Vayne's R - Final Hour no longer removes the movement speed granted from her Passive - Night Hunter

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Patch Highlights



Little Demon Tristana will be available on May 30, 2019.

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Champions

Akali

Passive energy refund decreased late; damage ratio decreased.

We're lowering Akali's ability to deal consistent and sustained damage, a strength that's a huge part of her power discrepancy between the highest level play and everyone else.

Passive - Assassin's Mark

ENERGY REFUND 10/20/30 10/15/20
DAMAGE RATIO 0.9 bonus attack damage and 0.7 ability power 0.6 bonus attack damage and 0.5 ability power

Amumu

Passive bonus true damage decreased.

We're reverting Amumu's passive buff from 9.8. Choosing this line specifically because too much of his strength is tied up in his passive and we want to keep the rest of his abilities feeling strong.

Passive - Cursed Touch

BONUS TRUE DAMAGE ON CURSED TARGETS 13% 10%

Ekko

Basic attacking after E no longer delayed due to animation.

Making a small QoL change that Ekko players should appreciate.

E - Phase Dive

CLEAN HITS Ekko will now consistently basic attack at his regular cadence after using Phase Dive instead of having to wait for his animation

Galio

W base damage decreased, damage ratio increased. E damage decreased.

We're shifting some of Galio's baseline damage he leans on as a support into W's ratio as a stronger reward for his AP-building, damaging mid-lane capability.

W - Shield of Durand

MINIMUM DAMAGE 20/30/40/50/60 (+0.2 ability power) 10/20/30/40/50 (+0.3 ability power)
MAXIMUM DAMAGE 60/90/120/150/180 (+0.6 ability power) 30/60/90/120/150 (+0.9 ability power)

E - Justice Punch

DAMAGE 100/135/170/205/240 80/120/160/200/240

Gragas

Base health, health growth, attack damage increased.

Increasing Gragas' early durability and helping out his early clear speed.

Base Stats

HEALTH 583.5 600
HEALTH GROWTH 89 95
ATTACK DAMAGE 61.4 64

Janna

W cooldown now scales; base damage decreased late. E cooldown now decreases when Janna CCs enemies; cooldown decreased early, increased late; shield increased.

Right now, Janna feels like a poke mage early in the game instead of a peeling and shielding support champion. We're taking this opportunity to encourage more kinds of interaction between her and everyone else than point-and-click harass, especially in lane, so she can get the most out of all her abilities.

W - Zephyr

COOLDOWN 8 seconds 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds
BASE DAMAGE 55/100/145/190/235 55/90/125/160/195

E - Eye Of The Storm

newPASSIVE Each ability that slows or knocks back an enemy champion reduces Eye of the Storm's cooldown by 20%
COOLDOWN 18/16/14/12/10 seconds 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
SHIELD 70/105/140/175/210 80/115/150/185/220

Jayce

Q base damage decreased late; damage ratio decreased.

Jayce is too reliable of a pick in pro play. Given his strong early game, we're nerfing his scaling to give opponents more of a chance when they get out of laning phase.

Q - Shock Blast

BASE DAMAGE 70/120/170/220/270/320 70/115/160/205/250/295
DAMAGE RATIO 1.2 bonus attack damage 1.0 bonus attack damage

Karthus

R damage, ratio decreased.

Karthus is still running games over just by virtue of being a great jungle clearer. But it's the burst on his ultimate that's really putting him over the edge and making him such a dominant jungle choice.

R - Requiem

DAMAGE 250/400/550 (+0.75 ability power) 200/350/500 (+0.65 ability power)

Master Yi

Bonus attack speed at level 1 removed. Q isolated target damage decreased.

In 9.10, we wanted to nerf Master Yi in average play and increase satisfaction for all players by creating opportunities for more skillful play. However, the changes were pretty neutral and, at the time, seemed like they'd be more impactful due to changes to Rageblade and Conqueror. As a follow-up, we're cutting back his early attack speed and some of the isolated target damage from Alpha Strike so that he loses some of his early clear speed, but still has a more reliable window of untargetability during Q.

Base Stats

removedBONUS ATTACK SPEED AT LVL 1 No longer receives 8% bonus attack speed at level 1

Q - Alpha Strike

DAMAGE ON SAME TARGET 25% attack damage per additional strike 15% attack damage per additional strike

Rammus

Passive basic attack damage flattened. R damage decreased.

Rammus' damage in teamfights is too high. But to ensure that we're not completely making him into a lint ball, we're pulling power specifically out of his ult and passive so that he can still hurt enemies via Powerball and Frenzying Taunt and still reflect damage well with high armor builds.

Passive - Spiked Shell

BASIC ATTACK DAMAGE 8-20 (based on level) 10 at all levels

R - Tremors

DAMAGE PER SECOND 40/80/120 30/60/90

Warwick

Q healing increased late.

Letting Warwick live the drain-tanking dream a bit more. While Blood Hunt is still likely the best first max, players looking to risk it all with Jaws of the Beast and bite off more than they can chew can now feast too.

Q - Jaws of the Beast

HEALING 30/40/50/60/70% of damage dealt 30/45/60/75/90% of damage dealt

Yuumi

Q range indicator brightness adjusted. W now gives assists when she first attaches. E movement speed decay flattened. Lots of bugfixes.

Making some QoL changes and bugfixes for Yuumi. These updates should help lower the gap between good and bad Yuumi players without increasing a good Yuumi player's power.

Q - Prowling Projectile

I SEE THE LIGHT Yuumi's range indicator is now much brighter when Prowling Projectile is first cast, fading back down in brightness over its duration for both Yuumi and her attached ally

W - You and Me!

I'M HELPING Now gives assists on champion takedowns from her teammates when she first attaches to a participating ally

E - Zoomies

updatedZOOM ZOOM Flattened Yuumi's movement speed decay to herself and to the ally she's attached to based on ability power

Bugfixes

MINIMAP Fixed a bug where Yuumi's minimap icon would sometimes not show that she's attached to an ally
STATS Fixed Yuumi's missing stats display on her strengths/weaknesses radial menu in the client
AERY Fixed a bug where Yuumi was not sending Aery when hopping between allies with You and Me!
APPROACH VELOCITY Fixed a bug where Yuumi's ally would gain Approach Velocity’s bonus movement speed whenever Yuumi was attached
POPPY'S ULT Yuumi now properly gets knocked towards her Fountain if she gets hits by Poppy's R - Keeper's Verdict while channeling R - Final Chapter or Q - Prowling Projectile

Zac

Q slow decreased; cooldown increased. W max health damage now scales with AP. R reverted to pre-patch 7.9.

We’ve been following some excellent conversations regarding where Zac landed after his rework in 2017. After assessing players' feedback, we ultimately decided that we went too far in pulling damage out of him in our quest for a more CC-laden tank. We agree that part of Zac’s pattern of diving the back line and doing damage is core to who he is as a champion. Unfortunately, Zac players felt that after diving in, he wasn't able to accomplish anything more than just knocking people around. With that in mind, we're reverting his reworked ultimate and W.

Q - Stretching Strikes

SLOW 60% 40%
COOLDOWN 13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds 15/13.5/12/10.5/9 seconds

W - Unstable Matter

newDAMAGE RATIO 2% target's max health per 100 ability power

updatedR - Let's Bounce!

removedNOT SQUISHY Zac no longer squishes himself down while charging for up to 2.5 seconds, becoming unstoppable and slowing enemies standing on top of him
removedNO LONGER ICE CREAM Zac no longer knocks back enemies and deals magic damage when quickly releasing R, and no longer scoops up enemies, damaging and carrying them to a target location when releasing R after charging
newFLUBBER Zac now bounces 4 times on cast, with a 1 second delay between each bounce
newDAMAGE Each bounce does 140/210/280 (+0.4 ability power) magic damage and knocks up enemies for 1 second. Subsequent bounces on the same targets do 50% magic damage and do not knock them up.
newFLUID SLIME Zac can move during Let's Bounce and gains ramping movement speed over the duration, up to 50%

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Challenger Recall

It's time… Let the golden light shine above you!

In all unranked queues, Challenger players will now see a special recall animation in-game. In ranked queues, Challenger players will only see the special recall animation in the particular queue they are Challenger in. The Challenger Recall appears any time the normal recall would play, but does not override Baron-buffed recalls nor the blue effect on the minimap, to preserve gameplay readability.

If a player demotes out of Challenger, the Challenger Recall will go away and only reappear if the player gets back into the rank.

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Rainbow Fluft

As a special thank you to all those who purchased the icon and ran around the Rift and Abyss with sparkly rainbows behind them, we're extending the Rainbow Fluft Icon's availability in the store and the special interactions that happen when the icon is equipped (the Rainbow Homeguard trail animation in-game and the Rainbow Poro profile background).

The icon's store availability and the Homeguard activation will be on until June 30th, 2019, at 23:59 PST to last all of Pride Month. The profile background will be removed in patch 9.14.

Get your rainbows on!

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Bugfixes

  • Draven's R - Whirling Death now properly decreases in damage based on how many units are hit
  • Titanic Hydra's on-hit damage is no longer able to hit towers
  • Getting damaged by an Aery user while having Death’s Dance equipped no longer causes Aery to continuously deal damage to the player
  • Shaco's R - Hallucinate's clone's auto-attack no longer deals 60% of Shaco's damage instead of 75% on champions
  • Lissandra's Passive - Iceborn Subjugation's Frozen Thralls can no longer take Eye of the Herald when her team steals the Rift Herald
  • Guardian's tooltip now properly indicates an ability power ratio of 0.25% instead of 0.25 or 25%
  • Dark Valkyrie Diana's Q - Crescent Strike's Moonlight particles no longer briefly reappear after it expires on a champions

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Upcoming Skins & Chromas

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

The following chromas will be released this patch:

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