On 11 October 2018, starting from 01:30 AM (GMT +8), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 8.20. At 03:00 AM (GMT +8), the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds to be prepped and ready by 12:00 PM (GMT +8).

 

Welcome to 8.20. This patch brings an update to League's most daring, well-dressed, genius, athletic, glory-bound, handsome explorer, Ezreal! (His words.) His gameplay is undergoing a less drastic transformation than past updates, but you'll look a heck of a lot better while slinging skillshots and nabbing bountiesóand you still won't need a map.*

*Please always pay attention to your minimap.

Other than that, this one's a pretty quiet patch as we switch gears behind the scenes from Worlds balancing toward preseason preparations. We're mainly tuning a few things to be a little less lethal in the early/mid-game, other than Nami or Sion who should ideally die at least sometimes (up from never).

That's it! Get back to climbing ranked and watching Worlds!
Paul "Aether" Perscheid

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Patch Highlights

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Champions

Ezreal

W has been redesigned.

Ezreal's champion update brings some significant visual, audio, and lore level-ups to the Prodigal Explorer. Ezreal's update differs from other VGUs in the gameplay department: His kit's held up well over the years, and the only ability that needed a makeover was his W, Essence Flux. Within a suite of spells that make Ezreal feel like an ace spellslinger, Essence Flux felt unremarkableÖ when it was even noticed. We've given the Prodigal Explorer a new W that has a more appreciable place in his kit and even adds a few new decisions for Ezreal players to consider.

We'd be remiss not to mention AP Ezreal, a playstyle we want to preserve with this update. Though the new Essence Flux plays quite differently than a pass-through skillshot, it still packs a punch with some AP itemization. It also gives AP Ezreal much stronger structure damage as well as more reliability from Arcane Shift.

General

UPDATED Ezreal and his skins have all received full visual and audio updates!
SPLASH Base, Frosted, TPA, Debonair, Ace of Spades, and Arcade Ezreal's splashes have been altered to match Ezreal's new design. Nottingham, Striker, Explorer, and Pulsefire Ezreal have received brand new splashes. You can find them all on League Displays!
LORE Ezreal's lore has been updated. Head to Universe to check it out!

newW - Essence Flux

Ezreal fires an orb that sticks to the first champion or objective hit. Hitting the orb with an ability or attack detonates it. Detonating with an ability refunds mana.

DAMAGE 75/120/165/210/255 magic damage
RATIO 0.6 bonus attack damage + 0.7 ability power
RANGE 1150 (same as Q - Mystic Shot)
COOLDOWN 12 seconds
ORB DURATION 4 seconds
COST 50 mana
MANA REFUND ON ABILITY DETONATION 60 plus the cost of the ability that detonated Essence Flux
OBJECTIVE Essence Flux can stick to champions, epic monsters, turrets, inhibitors, and the Nexus

Q - Mystic Shot

RATIO 0.4 ability power 0.3 ability power

E - Arcane Shift

newESSENCE ATTRACTION Arcane Shift now prioritizes enemies affected by Essence Flux

R - Trueshot Barrage

ICONIC No balance or mechanics changes. Just adding this to show off the new icon!

Passive - Rising Spell Force

ICONIC No balance or mechanics changes. Just adding this to show off the new icon!

Ahri

R cooldown increased early.

Given how aggressively Ahri can snowball early leads into quick wins, we're reducing how often Spirit Rush lets her threaten her opponent in lane. This should give the enemy midlaner a bit more breathing room to recover and the enemy team more opportunity to shut Ahri down while her dashes are unavailable.

R - Spirit Rush

COOLDOWN 110/95/80 seconds 130/105/80 seconds

Evelynn

Empowered E damage decreased early. R damage decreased.

Evelynn's too easily able to kill enemies without Allure, particularly in the early-mid game.

E - Whiplash

EMPOWERED DAMAGE 95/115/135/155/175 75/100/125/150/175

R - Last Caress

DAMAGE 150/275/400 125/250/375
EXECUTE DAMAGE 300/550/800 250/500/750

Graves

Base AD decreased.

For how well he scales, Graves takes over early games too reliablyóeven for an early-game-oriented champion.

Base Stats

BASE AD 66 63

Jhin

Hail of Blades no longer applies to Jhin's first basic attack.

Don't let the "Bugfix" tag below fool you, this is a pretty substantial power-down to Hail of Blades Jhin. Bonus attack speed increases both Jhin's attack damage and the movement speed he gets from critical strikes, so while most champions would be relatively unimpacted by Hail of Blades' 75-125% bonus attack speed buffing their first basic attack, Jhin's been reaping real benefits from the bug.

Passive - Whisper

BUGFIX Hail of Blades no longer applies to Jhin's first basic attack (the one that procs it). It still properly applies to the following basic attacks as intended. (Behavior is now consistent with everyone else.)

Nami

W heal decreased.

We're making Nami and her carry less resilient to threats from aggressive enemy lanes.

W - Ebb and Flow

HEAL 65/95/125/155/185 (+0.3 ability power) 60/85/110/135/160 (+0.3 ability power) (damage vs enemy champions unchanged)

Sion

Base health regen decreased.

Less health regen means Sion will have to rely more on his shield and health bonuses from last-hitting to stay healthy in lane.

Base Stats

BASE HEALTH REGEN 9 per 5 seconds 7.5 per 5 seconds

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Runes

Dark Harvest

Base damage decreased.

We want to preserve Dark Harvest's late-game scaling, but it shouldn't be a go-to pick for early/mid-game damage on top of that.
BASE DAMAGE 40-80 (lv 1-18) 20-60 (lv 1-18)

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End of Season Eligibility

Added an icon to your profile to check if you're eligible for this year's Victorious skin. Hover over it to find out what you'll earn!

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Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where Jarvan's Passive - Martial Cadence was dealing less damage than intended when combined with Tiamat's passive
  • Restored a bunch of Vi's VFX across a few skins
  • Tristana's E - Explosive Charge passive no longer deals reduced damage when proc'd by Stormrazor's guaranteed critical strike
  • Jumping out of Tahm Kench's belly directly into Taliyah's R - Weaver's Wall no longer causes you to lose control of your champ for an extended amount of time
  • The channeling bar no longer displays weird text when Nautilus casts Q - Dredge Line

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Upcoming Skins & Chromas

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

The following chromas will be released this patch:

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