League of Legends Update 8.1 Introduces 2018 Season & Implements Balance and Bug Fixes

A new League of Legends update promises to bring significant changes to the game for 2018. The new season is about to kick off, and the latest patch will implement various balance changes and bug fixes to help make for the smoothest, least frustrating experience possible… Well, that’s the plan anyway!

Update 8.1 is set to go live on January 10 at 3 a.m. PT.

Your priority is no doubt your mains, so check out the balance changes below:

Aatrox – buffed

Aatrox balance changes

Base AD increased to 70 from 68.

Dark Flight (Q):

Damage increased to 20/50/80/110/140 from 10/35/60/95/120.

Blades of Torment (E):

Damage increased to 80/120/160/200/240 from 75/115/155/195/235.

Brand – buffed

Brand Balance Changes

Blaze (Passive):

Damage increased to 4% of maximum health from 2% of maximum health.

Cassiopeia – buffed

Cassiopeia balance changes

Noxious Blast (Q):

Mana cost decreased to 50/55/60/65/70 from 60/65/70/75/80.

Twin Fang (E):

AP increased to 60% from 50%.

Corki – nerfed

Corki changes

Base AD decreased to 60 from 63.

AD per level decreased to 3 from 3.5.

Fiora – buffed

Fiora balance changes

AD growth increased to 4 from 3.3.

Graves – buffed

Graves balance changes

End of the Line (Q):

Cooldown decreased to 13/12/11/10/9 seconds from 14/13/12/11/10 seconds.

Mana cost decreased to 60/65/70/75/80 from 60/70/80/90/100.

Smoke Screen (W):

Slow increased to 50% at all ranks from 15/20/25/30/35%.

Slow duration decreased to 0.5 seconds from 1.5 seconds.

Heimerdinger – nerfed


H-28G Evolution Turret (Q):

Upgrade!!! empowered turret beam damage decreased to 100/140/180 from 200/270/340.

Jayce – nerfed

Jayce balance changes

Thundering Blow (Hammer E):

Cooldown increased to 20/18/16/14/12 seconds from 15/14/13/12/11/10.

Katarina – nerfed

Katarina balance changes

Shunpo (E):

Damage decreased to 15/30/45/60/75 from 30/45/60/75/90.

Kayn – buffed

Kayn balance changes

AD increased to 3.3 from 2.8.

The Darkin Scythe (Darkin Passive):

Heal increased to 34.5-43% from 26-43%.

Kled – buffed

Kled balance changes

Base AD increased to 65 from 63.

AD grwoth increased to 3.5 from 3.

Jousting (E):

Damage increased to 35/60/85/110/135 from 25/50/75/100/125.

Morgana – hotfixed

Morgana balance changes

These changes were hotfixed to live on December 7.

Health growth decreased to 90 from 98.

Damage to heal conversion ratio decreased to 20% at all ranks from 15/20/25/30/35/40%.

Tormented Soil (W):

Cooldown increased to 12 seconds from 10 seconds.

Renekton – buffed

Renekton balance changes

Base AD increased to 69 from 66.

AD growth increased to 3.75 from 3.1.

Teemo – nerfed

Teemo balance changes

HP growth decreased to 90 from 94.

Base AD decreased to 54 from 58.

Yasuo – buffed

Yasuo balance changes

MR growth increased to 1.25 from 0.5.

Steel Tempest (Q):

Damage increased to 20/45/70/95/120 from 20/40/60/80/100.

Last Breath (R):

Range increased to 1400 from 1200.

Note that these changes are taken from the PBE, and may not make it into the live build. These are likely to happen, but are not guaranteed!

For the rest of the patch notes, see here.

Are you ready for a brand new year of LoL? Got any gaming resolutions? Let us know.

Source: LoL PBE via PCGamesN

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