Hello Summoner and welcome to the LoL Patch 11.18 Notes. This patch has quite a lot of information to cover and that is normal. The reason is that it’s the first of two patches meant for the Worlds Competition which should be sometime around October 2021.
The balance team intends to use this patch (11.18) and the next one to make all the changes for the World competition. Although you might think they are only focusing on the professional scene, they have assured everyone that Solo Queue was also considered.
The patch notes show buffs to a total of eighteen champions and nerfs to ten champions. We have also got adjustments to five champions. Finally, this patch signals the return of the Pentakill music band.
You will find the full patch notes here, let us check out the LoL patch 11.18 notes!
LoL Patch 11.18 Notes – Champion Nerfs
Aphelios got a reduction to his attack damage. The reason is his strong early game which he shouldn’t have. This nerf should make it a little bit harder for him to reach his first item; something about risks and rewards right?
Base Attack Damage: 57 ⇒ 55
Ashe is currently a lane bully because of her W, increasing its cooldown should allow opponents to cope.
Cooldown: 14/11.5/9/6.5/4 seconds ⇒ 18/14.5/11/7.5/4 seconds
Camille got a nerf to her passive shield. It was too strong for a champion that scales well. This nerf might make her weak in light of other champions getting buffed.
Passive: Adaptive Defenses
Cooldown: 16/13/10 seconds (at levels 1/7/13) ⇒ 20/15/10 seconds (at levels 1/7/13)
A reduction to his bonus movement speed should make Jayce gankable.
Passive: Hextech Capacitor
Bonus move speed and ghost duration: 1.25 seconds ⇒ 0.75 seconds
The knock-up duration on her R has been reduced early. Now, opponents can have enough space to react to follow-ups.
R: Fate’s Call
Knock-up Duration: 1.5/1.75/2 seconds ⇒ 1/1.5/2 seconds
The recent nerfs to Lee Sin have proven insufficient to balance his power in pro-play. This nerf to his early clear might just do the trick.
Base Attack Damage: 70 ⇒ 68
This nerf should reduce the rate at which pro abuse the croc’s domination.
W: Ruthless Predator
Empowered Stun Duration: 1.5 seconds ⇒ 1 second
UPDATED Empowered Self-lockout Duration: 0.75 seconds ⇒ 0.52 seconds (matches normal W)
Thresh keeps dominating the support role in the pro-scene. The nerfs to his E passive and his movement speed to rein him in. The buff to his damage per soul should balance things put though.
Move Speed: 335 ⇒ 330
Maximum Passive Bonus Magic Damage: 100/125/150/175/200% Attack Damage + 1 per Soul ⇒ 80/110/140/170/200% Attack Damage + 1.5 per Soul
Trundle’s E slow has become a very potent ability in the support role and coupled with his use in the jungle has made him too strong. This nerf targets his E.
E: Pillar of Ice
Slow: 32/39/46/53/60% ⇒ 30/34/38/42/46%
With a nerf to his attack damage and attack speed bonus, Varus might just stop his domination of the bottom lane in pro-play.
Attack Damage: 61 ⇒ 59
Passive: Living Vengeance
Bonus Attack Speed on Non-champion Kills: 20% ⇒ 10/15/20% at levels 1/7/13
LoL Patch 11.18 Notes – Champion Buffs
Although players in low elo find it hard to deal with Mundo’s healing, pros have made him look weak by dealing with him well. His ultimate has been buffed and updated to allow him find his feet at higher levels of play.
R: Maximum Dosage
UPDATED Embigginate: On cast, immediately heals 20% of missing HP ⇒ grants 15/20/25% of missing HP as Bonus HP for 10s
UPDATED Healimify: Heals 20/45/70% ⇒ 20/40/60% of max HP over 10s
Draven has finally gotten the spotlight he wants. His ultimate will now execute based on adoration stacks but enemies will see his stacks better now.
Passive: League of Draven
UPDATED I Don’t Do Subtle: Draven’s Adoration stack count updates will now be displayed in All chat, not just Team chat
R: Whirling Death
NEW Kills and Cash Secured: If Whirling Death drops an enemy’s health to or below Draven’s current Adoration stacks, it executes them.
Now that his Q no longer procs Grasp of the Undying, Gangplank’s sustainability has significantly dropped. He is receiving some buffs to help him out.
Health: 540 ⇒ 570
Health Growth: 82 ⇒ 90
Jinx is getting some help for her early game.
Fishbones Mana Cost: 20 ⇒ 16/17/18/19/20
Kai’sa has been buffed to better suit the hyper carry role in a bully-dominated meta.
Cooldown: 16/15/15/13/12 seconds ⇒ 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 seconds
Now that Karma’s power has been reduced in other lanes in pro-play, she can now fulfill her support role better with these new buffs.
Base Armor: 26 ⇒ 28
Base Shield: 80/125/170/215/260 ⇒ 90/135/180/225/270
The balance team has decided to bring AP Kog’Maw back from the dead.
E: Void Ooze
Damage: 75/120/165/210/255 (+50% Ability Power) ⇒ 75/120/165/210/255 (+70% Ability Power)
Miss Fortune’s ultimate is getting an increase to its amount of waves.
R: Bullet Time
Total Waves: 12/14/16 ⇒ 14/16/18
Morgana is getting a buff to her Black Shield in order to bring her back as a support.
E: Black Shield
Cooldown 26/24/22/20/18 seconds ⇒ 24/22/20/18/16 seconds
Singed has been struggling against enemy healing. His ultimate now applies grievous wounds.
R: Insanity Potion
NEW Drink Up: Singed now applies Grievous Wounds on targets upon dealing any damage during Insanity Potion’s duration.
Soraka has also been suffering from Grievous wounds. The addition to her ultimate should help her fulfill her roles better.
NEW Upon A Star: Clears Grievous Wounds on allies before applying the heal
Taliyah is getting a buff to her Q. This will help her find her footing in the mid lane.
Q: Threaded Volley
NEW Skipping Stones: Casting Threaded Volley on Worked Ground now refunds 50% of the spell’s cooldown
Worked Ground Radius: 450 ⇒ 300
Worked Ground Duration: 45 seconds ⇒ 25 seconds
With the increase to his R bonus AD, Twitch will perform better at his signature sneak-n-surprise attack.
R: Spray and Pray
Bonus Attack Damage: 30/45/60 ⇒ 40/55/70
This buff will help Urgot strive well against ranged top laners
Q: Corrosive Charge
Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 seconds ⇒ 10/9.5/9/8 seconds
Mana Cost: 80 ⇒ 70
Yone is getting a buff to better improve his survivability during fights and duels.
W: Spirit Cleave
Shielding Per Champion Hit After the First: 25% of base ⇒ 50% of base
The buff to her Passive cooldown will make her play more aggressive in lane.
Passive: Bop ‘n’ Block
Cooldown: 18-6 seconds (based on level) ⇒ 14-6 seconds (based on level)
The balance team is making another attempt at introducing Zed to the jungle.
Passive: Contempt for the Weak
NEW Ctrl-Zed: Now deals 100% bonus damage against monsters (still capped at 300 against epic monsters)
It’s time for the trickster to return to putting more people to sleep.
E: Sleepy Trouble Bubble
Cooldown: 20/18.5/17/15.5/14 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
LoL Patch 11.18 Notes – Champions Adjustments
Fizz has always been useless without his ultimate. Now, these changes will make him more of a threat even without his ult.
Passive: Nimble Fighter
Damage Reduction VS Basic Attacks: 4 (+1% Ability Power) ⇒ 8 (+2% Ability Power), damage reduction vs other sources unchanged
W: Seastone Trident
On-Hit Damage: 10/15/20/25/30 (+35% Ability Power) ⇒ 20/25/30/35/40 (+35% Ability Power)
R: Chum The Waters
Guppy Damage: 150/250/350 (+80% Ability Power) ⇒ 150/225/300 (+70% Ability Power)
Chomper Damage:225/325/425 (+100% Ability Power) ⇒ 200/275/350 (+85% Ability Power)
Gigalodon Damage 300/400/500 (+120% Ability Power) ⇒ 250/325/400 (+100% Ability Power)
While Qiyana is getting introduced back to the jungle, her buffers have been adjusted. This will help opponents find opportunities for outplays
Q: Edge of Ixtal/Elemental Wrath
NEW You’re in My Element: Now does 25% bonus damage against monsters
UPDATED Okay, You Can Run: If Qiyana’s target begins a dash or teleport during her E+Q buffer, Q will aim at their last position before dashing/teleporting
UPDATED And You Can Hide: If Qiyana has an E+Q buffered but does not have vision of her target when the cast completes, Q will aim the last position she could see her target in
Base Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 ⇒ 50/80/110/140/170
Lilia’s healing is now fairly conditional. She now has better sustain in the jungle as opposed to the top lane.
Base Health Regen:1.5 ⇒ 0.5
Health Regen Growth: 0.75 ⇒ 0.55
Passive: Dream-Laden Bough
Healing Against Large Monsters: 18-94 (based on level) ⇒ 27-104 (based on level)
Q: Blooming Blows
Passive Stack Duration: 5.5 seconds ⇒ 6.5 seconds
Cooldown:18 seconds ⇒ 16 seconds
The previous nerfs to Rumble affected players that use him in other lanes apart from the jungle. These changes should help them while still restricting his power in the jungle.
Passive: Junkyard Titan
Overheated Attack Speed: 50% ⇒ 20-80% (based on level)
W: Scrap Shield
Cooldown: 7/6.75/6.5/6.25/6 seconds ⇒ 6 seconds
These changes will help Talon in the jungle while making him less dominating in the mid lane.
Q: Noxian Diplomacy
Base Damage: 65/90/115/140/165 ⇒ 65/85/105/125/145
NEW These Are Sharp: Now deals 50% bonus damage against monsters
LoL Patch 11.18 Notes – Items
Removed: Turret Cleave: Ravenous Hydra’s cleave no longer activates on turrets
REMOVED TURRET CLEAVE Titanic Hydra’s cleave no longer activates on turrets
Cost: 2600 ⇒ 2400
Lethality: 12 ⇒ 10
LoL Patch 11.18 Notes – Runes
Move Speed Ramp-up Time: 1.5 seconds ⇒ 1 second
Maximum Movespeed: 45% ⇒ 60%
LoL Patch 11.18 Notes- Bug fixes and Quality of Life Changes
- Quinn’s base voice lines have been remastered to sound clearer, cleaner, and smoother.
- Viego can no longer access Ornn’s Passive – Living Forge to forge items while possessing him.
- Fixed a bug where breaking a spell shield on Akshan would interrupt his E – Heroic Swing.
- We fixed a bug where Akshan was unable to cancel E – Heroic Swing while being silenced.
- Fixed a bug where Dr. Mundo would ignore all subsequent CC from a dragon or Rift Herald after it broke his Passive – Goes Where He Pleases spell shield once.
- Fixed a bug Samira’s Q – Flair did not apply lifesteal when cast during E – Wild Rush.
- We fixed a bug where Camille’s E – Hookshot would get cancelled upon using any consumables.
- Fixed a bug where Shen’s Passive – Ki Barrier shield would break when hit by a basic attack while standing in W – Spirit’s Refuge’s zone.
- We fixed a bug where buffing an ally with Sona’s Melody aura from Q – Hymn of Valor did not grant her a Mana Charge stack on Tear of the Goddess.
- Fixed a bug where Sona’s Q – Hymn of Valor would incorrectly grant a stack of Accelerando even if negated by a spell shield.
- Updated Singed’s W – Mega Adhesive tooltip to include its Slow percentage.
- Fixed Lucian’s R – The Culling tooltip so that it no longer states dealing bonus damage to monsters.
- Updated Ekko’s Passive – Z-Drive Resonance tooltip to include the additional damage dealt against jungle monsters
- Updated Soraka’s E – Equinox tooltip to state that it deals damage to enemy champions only