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Notes for Patch 8.8

Patch Notes 8.8

With MSI and the Summer Split just around the corner, Riot is adjusting the champions for competitive play. Originally, before the start of Season 8, Riot plans were to publish a big and a small patch alternately. However, as we approach to mid-season, it seems that their plans have changed, and they’ve said they are going with medium patches every two weeks for the following period. 

The highlights on this patch are put into Ahri and Leblanc, who although saw some changes in the past weeks, did not satisfy Riot’s plans. They are reverting their kit back into the assassin style, as it was before the changes.

Patch Highlights

Champion changes

   LeBlanc

      (updated) Passive – Mirror Image

WHAT IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN When LeBlanc drops below 40% health, she becomes invisible for 1 second and creates a Mirror Image that deals no damage and lasts for up to 8 seconds
BUGFIX Fixed a bug where an attack launched by the clone from Passive – Mirror Image could deal damage if the clone died before that basic attack landed. Funny story, we had this bugfix ready to go when we initially reworked LeBlanc, but there was no need to ship it because that ability no longer existed. So now we’re finally shipping it!

      Q – Sigil of Malice

NAME Shatter Orb Sigil of Malice
(new) Sigil of Malice Applies a mark to the target. Damaging the marked target with an ability detonates the mark to deal additional damage.
ORB BASE DAMAGE 55/90/125/160/195 (unchanged)
ORB DAMAGE RATIO 0.5 ability power 0.4 ability power
MARK BASE DAMAGE 55/80/105/130/155
MARK DAMAGE RATIO 0.4 ability power
COST 40/45/50/55/60 mana 50/60/70/80/90 mana

       W – Distortion

BASE DAMAGE 40/55/70/85/100 85/125/165/205/245
DAMAGE RATIO 0.2 ability power 0.6 ability power
COOLDOWN 18/16/14/12/10 seconds 14/13/12/11/10 seconds
SPEED 1600 1450
REACTIVATION DELAY 0.85 seconds from initial cast 0.2 seconds from finishing dash

      E – Ethereal Chains

LATCH-ON BASE DAMAGE 40/60/80/100/120 (unchanged)
LATCH-ON DAMAGE RATIO 0.5 ability power 0.3 ability power
ROOT BASE DAMAGE 40/60/80/100/120 60/90/120/150/180
ROOT DAMAGE RATIO 0.5 ability power 0.7 ability power
COST 40 mana 70 mana
TETHER RANGE 885 865

      (updated) R – Mimic

MIMIC Casts LeBlanc’s most recently cast spell upon pressing R
RQ ORB BASE DAMAGE 70/140/210
RQ ORB DAMAGE RATIO 0.4 ability power
RQ MARK BASE DAMAGE 140/280/420
RQ MARK DAMAGE RATIO 0.8 ability power
RW BASE DAMAGE 150/300/450
RW DAMAGE RATIO 0.75 ability power
RE LATCH-ON BASE DAMAGE 70/140/210
RE LATCH-ON DAMAGE RATIO 0.4 ability power
RE ROOT BASE DAMAGE 140/280/420
RE ROOT DAMAGE RATIO 0.8 ability power

   Ahri

       (updated) Passive – Vastayan Grace

VASTAYAN GRACE If Ahri earns 2 spell hits against an enemy champion within a 1.5 second period, she gains 20% movement speed for 3 seconds (9 second cooldown)

       Q – Orb of Deception

(removed) NOT SO FAST No longer grants movement speed
(new) THREE THREE HIT COMBO If Ahri earns 9 spell hits (max 3 per cast), she gains Essence Theft, causing her next Q cast that lands to restore 3/5/9/18 (at levels 1/6/11/16) health for each enemy hit.

      W – Fox-Fire

COST 50 mana 40 mana
(new) FOX’S CUNNING Fox-Fire prioritizes any enemy champion affected by Charm’s damage amp and the target Ahri most recently basic-attacked within the past 3 seconds
RANGE VS PRIORITY TARGETS 725 (range vs non-priority targets unchanged at 700)
DELAY FOR NON-PRIORITY TARGETING 0.25 seconds 0.4 seconds (delay vs priority targets unchanged at 0.25 seconds)

      E – Charm

BASE DAMAGE 60/95/130/165/200 60/90/120/150/180
DAMAGE RATIO 0.60 ability power 0.40 ability power
(new) HERE IT COMES When Charm damages a champion, Ahri’s abilities deal 20% more damage to them for 5 seconds

       R – Spirit Rush

BASE DAMAGE 70/110/150 60/90/120
DAMAGE RATIO 0.25 ability power 0.35 ability power

    Irelia

Base Stats

BASE ARMOR 31 34

      Q – Bladesurge

DAMAGE TO MINIONS 60% 70%

      E – Flawless Duet

BUGFIX No longer credits Irelia for several minion kills with each cast

      R – Vanguard’s Edge

COOLDOWN 120/105/90 seconds 140/120/100 seconds
MISSILE DAMAGE 150/275/400 125/225/325
WALL DAMAGE 125/200/275 75/125/175

    Azir

      W – Arise!

DAMAGE TO NONPRIMARY TARGETS 40/70/100% (at levels 1/6/11) 25/50/75/100% at (at levels 1/6/11/16)

   Braum

Base Stats

ARMOR GROWTH 4.5 4

      W – Stand Behind Me

RESISTANCES GRANTED 17.5/20/22.5/25/27.5 10/14/18/22/26
STAND AT ATTENTION Bonus resistances are now applied more responsively

    Galio

      R – Hero’s Entrance

COOLDOWN 180/150/120 seconds 200/180/160 seconds

    Graves

Base Stats

HEALTH GROWTH 84 92

       R – Collateral Damage

COOLDOWN 120/100/80 110/85/60

    Janna

Base Stats

MOVEMENT SPEED 320 315

      W – Zephyr

BASE DAMAGE 60/105/150/195/240 55/100/145/190/235

    Kai’sa

Base stats

BASE HEALTH REGEN 6.2 5.5
HEALTH REGEN GROWTH 0.75 0.55

      Q – Icathian Rain

DAMAGE RATIO 0.4 bonus attack damage 0.35 bonus attack damage
6 MISSILE DAMAGE RATIO 1.0 bonus attack damage 0.875 bonus attack damage
12 MISSILE DAMAGE RATIO 1.72 bonus attack damage 1.505 bonus attack damage

    Lissandra

      Q – Ice Shard

COST 85 mana 75 mana

      R – Frozen Tomb

COOLDOWN 130/105/80 seconds 120/100/80 seconds

   Nautilus

Base Stats

BASE MANA 334 400
BASE ATTACK DAMAGE 57.54 61

      Q – Dredge Line

COOLDOWN 18/16/14/12/10 seconds 14/13/12/11/10 seconds

 

    Ryze

       E – Spell Flux

COST 40/55/70/85/100 mana 60/70/80/90/100 mana

 

   Sion

      Q – Decimating Smash

DAMAGE RATIO 0.65 total attack damage 0.45/0.5/0.55/0.6/0.65 total attack damage
FULL CHARGE DAMAGE 1.95 total attack damage 1.35/1.5/1.65/1.8/1.95 total attack damage

     Tahm Kench

      W – Devour

(removed) NO MORE FAST FOOD Tahm Kench no longer gains movement speed while moving towards enemy champions with a friend in his belly

      E – Thick Skin

% GREY HEALTH RESTORED OVER TIME 25/30/35/40/45% 15/20/25/30/35%

     Taliyah

Base Stats

HEALTH 532 502

      Q – Threaded Volley

COOLDOWN 9/7.5/6/5.5/3 seconds 11/9/7/5/3 seconds

    Varus

      Passive – Living Vengeance

BONUS ATTACK SPEED ON CHAMPION KILL 50% 30%
BONUS ATTACK SPEED ON MINION KILL 25% 15%

      W – Blighted Quiver

ON-HIT DAMAGE 10/14/18/22/26 5/9/13/17/21
(new) ACTIVE Varus’ next Q – Piercing Arrow deals additional damage equal to 6/7/8/9/10% of the target’s missing HP. Damage is increased by up to 50% (to 9/10.5/12/13.5/15%) based on charge time.

 

    Vi

Base Stats

BASE ARMOR 35 30
ARMOR GROWTH 3.5 4
BASE HEALTH REGEN 9 10
HEALTH REGEN GROWTH 0.9 1

      Passive – Blast Shield

COOLDOWN 16-8 seconds (at levels 1-9) 12-8 seconds (at levels 1-9)

      Q – Vault Breaker

COOLDOWN 16/14/12/10/8 seconds 12/11/10/9/8 seconds

       E – Excessive Force

COST 40/45/50/55/60 mana 26/32/38/44/50 mana

   Xayah

Base Stats

BASE HEALTH REGEN 6 5
BASE ATTACK DAMAGE 64 62

 

    Rek’Sai

      Passive – Fury of the Xer’Sai

(updated) HANGRY Rek’Sai’s fury no longer decays from being out of combat while she is consuming it for burrowed regeneration
(updated) TIMELY Rek’Sai’s out of combat fury decay now begins precisely at 8 seconds (as opposed to 8-9 seconds)

    Swain

      E – Nevermove

(updated) NO RUSH Now only gives one stack for Phase Rush purposes

Items

    Archangel’s Staff

MANA TO ABILITY POWER CONVERSION 3% 1% (unchanged on Seraph’s Embrace)

 


Runes

Lethal Tempo

ATTACK SPEED 30-80% (at levels 1-18) 40-110% (at levels 1-18)

Dark Harvest

BUGFIX Fixed a bug where a VFX box appeared when a soul was dropped on the ground
BUGFIX Fixed a bug where, if multiple players took Dark Harvest, only one of them could see the soul glow on units that will drop Dark Harvest Souls
BUGFIX On ARAM, tooltip now properly indicates that champion souls are worth less soul essence

Trinkets

      (removed) Sweeping Lens

SOLD OUT Sweeping Lens is no longer available in the store

      Oracle Alteration

LEVEL REQUIREMENT 9 1

Trinket Swap Rules

SAME COOLDOWN Swapping from one trinket to another now retains the same percentage cooldown as the previous one, rather than resetting to a 120 second cooldown

Homestart

FOUNTAIN GRANTS HOMESTART BUFF UNTIL 35 seconds into the game 55 seconds into the game
(removed) COLD FEET Homestart buff no longer falls off instantly after crossing the river line
NO PLACE LIKE HOME : Homestart buff rapidly decays over 0.75 seconds after crossing the outer turret line

Bugfixes

  • Fixed another way where Warwick’s Q could double-cast. We’re pretty sure it’s the last one.
  • Cannon minion gold value now correctly scales past 87 gold
  • The orb during Reaper Soraka’s Recall has been restored
  • Santa Draven’s Q – Spinning Axe landing location’s particles are no longer overlapped by on-ground area of effect abilities’ particles
  • Pool Party Lulu’s Pix attack projectiles are no longer missing their trail particles
  • Nightbringer Yasuo’s and PROJECT: Yasuo’s Q – Steel Tempest ground particle no longer clips into the ground on elevation change
  • Iron Solari Leona’s R – Solar Flare decal will no longer be improperly rotated on lower graphics settings
  • Q – Light Binding for Elementalist Lux no longer fade out prematurely when compared to other Lux skins
  • Dreadnova Darius’ idle VFX have been restored
  • Particles during Woad King Darius and Dunkmaster Darius’ critical attacks are no longer misplaced
  • Unique particles have been restored for Cosmic Reaver Kassadin’s Auto Attack on-hits and W – Nether Blade
  • Leprechaun Veigar’s W – Dark Matter VFX once again have rainbows!
  • Star Guardian Soraka’s homeguard VFX once again properly overlay the champion’s model
  • Freljord Taliyah once again has basic attack on-hit VFX when hitting structures and jungle monsters
  • SKT T1 Ryze’s crowd cheers have been restored in his Recall animation
  • Shiny VFX are no longer missing on Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol’s sunglasses during his joke animation
  • Secret Agent Xin Zhao’s recall SFX have been restored
  • SKT T1 Ekko is no longer missing VFX during his joke, taunt, dance, and death
  • Steel Legion Garen’s Villain Mark is now at the same height when comparing it to enemy and ally perspectives
  • Battle Boss Malzahar’s recall VFX have been restored
  • Lancer Paragon Blitzcrank / Lancer Rogue Blitzcrank’s Recall is no longer missing lightning effects VFX
  • Astronautilus’ helmet VFX no longer linger after W – Titan’s Wrath has expired

 

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