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Senpai Explains; League of Legends Patch 10.18 Notes

LOL patch 10 18

League of Legends Patch Notes 10.18 is live with full notes on Champion balances along with PsyOps skin line, Chromas & the return of One for All mode. Now let’s take a look into all balance updates.



Available with patch 10.18

Buffs & Nerfs



Base Stats


Vastayan Grace (P)

NEW ESSENCE THEFT Ahri gains an Essence Theft stack for each enemy hit by her abilities, up to a maximum of 3 per cast, and storing up to 9 at once. Upon reaching 9 stacks of Essence Theft, Ahri’s next spell consumes the stacks to heal Ahri for 3/5/9/18 (levels 1/6/11/16) (+0.09 ability power) for each enemy hit.

REMOVED VASTAYAN GRACE Ahri no longer gains 20% bonus movement speed for 3 seconds when she lands 2 ability hits against a champion within 1.5 seconds

Orb of Deception (Q)

REMOVED ESSENCE THEFT Essence Theft is now her Passive

Fox-Fire (W)

NEW FOXIER FEET Now grants a burst of 40% movement speed decaying over 1.5 seconds at cast

NEW MINION-FIRE Now deals 200% damage to minions below 20% health

UPDATED IMPROVED MINION TARGETING Targeting now better prioritizes low health minions that can be killed by Fox-Fire after champions (Charmed champions are still the flames’ first priority)

COOLDOWN 9/8/7/6/5 seconds  10/9/8/7/6 seconds

COST 40 mana  55 mana


Base Stats


Ranger’s Focus (Q)
BUGFIX Runaan’s Hurricane’s Wind’s Fury’s damage now properly takes under consideration the future levels of Ranger’s Focus
VFX BUGFIX Additional Runaan’s Hurricane bolts from Amethyst Ashe’s Q – Ranger’s Focus Runaan’s now properly use the skin’s VFX


Winds of War (Q)
BASE DAMAGE 80/115/150/185/220  70/105/140/175/210


Dragon Strike (Q)
BASE DAMAGE 80/120/160/200/240  90/130/170/210/250


Radiant Blast (Q)

REMOVED MANA RESTORE No longer restores 50% of the mana cost for each enemy champion hit

Celestial Blessing (W)

COST 70/80/90/100/110 mana  90/100/110/120/130 mana

Starfire Spellblade (E)
COST 50/55/60/65/70 mana  No cost
MISSILE SPEED 2000  5000


Base Stats
ARMOR GROWTH 3.5  3.25


Base Stats


Strut (W)

MAXIMUM BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED 50/60/70/80/90  55/65/75/85/95


Flamespitter (Q)

TOTAL DAMAGE 175/210/245/280/315  180/220/260/300/340


Pitt Grit (P)

RIGHT PUNCH BONUS DAMAGE RATIO 0.15 total attack damage  0.5 bonus attack damage

Knuckle Down (Q)
BONUS DAMAGE 10/20/30/40/50 (+1/2/3/4/5% of target’s maximum health) (+0.01 per 100 total attack damage)  10/20/30/40/50 (+0.01 of target’s maximum health) (+1/1.5/2/2.5/3% per 100 total attack damage)


Ki Barrier (P)
SHIELD 70-121 (levels 1-18)  60-111 (levels 1-18)

SHYVANA (adjustment)

Flame Breath (E)
UPDATED DRAGON FORM EXPLOSION RADIUS 220/240/260/280/300 (boundary check)  345 (center check) (a center check with a 345 radius is about equal to a 280 radius boundary check for most targets)
UPDATED DOUBLE CHECK Dragon form visuals and cast indicator now accurately represent the ability’s radius
UPDATED MAXED OUT Dragon Form Flame Breath no longer casts at maximum range when player attempts to cast near maximum range
DRAGON FORM GROUND ZONE DAMAGE TICK RATE 1 second  0.5 seconds (same damage per second)
UPDATED DON’T DRAG IT OUT Dragon form ground zone is now more responsive


Contaminate (Q)

BONUS DAMAGE PER STACK RATIO 0.2 ability power (maximum 1.2 ability power)  0.333 ability power (maximum 2.0 ability power)

Spray and Pray (R)

BOLT DAMAGE REDUCTION PER ENEMY HIT -20% from the previous hit (minimum damage cap of 40%)  -10% per unit hit (minimum damage cap of 60%)


Wind Becomes Lightning (W)

THRUST DAMAGE 30/65/100/135/170 (+0.75 attack damage)  40/75/110/145/180 (+0.80 attack damage)


VFX Updates

Available with patch 10.18


PASSIVE – VOID SHIFT Reduced some of the noise from the shield. Made it a bit brighter to match other spell shields
BASIC ATTACK New missiles and hit effects
Q – CALL OF THE VOID New quickcast indicator to better represent its actual hitbox. New missile and hit effects
W – VOID SWARM New spawn effects and basic attacks
E – MALEFIC VISIONS New debuff effect and a beam effect when the debuff spreads to other enemies
R – NETHER GRASP New beam, hit, and AoE effects, including a more thematic pool
BATTLE BOSS MALZAHAR Q updated to rotate spaceships to better match hitbox
HEXTECH MALZAHAR Q updated to show hitbox more clearly
WORLDBREAKER MALZAHAR Q updated to show hitbox more clearly


PASSIVE – UMBRA BLADES New effect to clearly show the area of effect. Nocturne’s blades now glow when his passive is ready
BASIC ATTACK New swipes and target effects
Q – DUSKBRINGER Updated missile effects and rebalanced darkness trail
W – SHROUD OF DARKNESS More thematic spell shield and new attack speed buff effect
E – UNSPEAKABLE HORROR Updated beam and shadow effects to show the timing more clearly
R – PARANOIA New dash effect when Nocturne casts the ability. Updated trail and impact effects. Enemies affected by the spell get a shadowy screen space effect.
FROZEN TERROR NOCTURNE All VFX updated with a winter thematic
HAUNTING NOCTURNE All VFX updated with a spooky thematic
ETERNUM NOCTURNE All VFX updated with a sci-fi thematic


BASIC ATTACK New missile and hit effects
Q – SIPHON POWER Updated beam effect and rebalanced shield effect
W – GRAVITY FIELD Updated gravity zone effect
E – DEATH RAY Updated effects to clearly show the area hit
R – CHAOS STORM New initial cast effect
CREATOR VIKTOR All VFX updated in Battlecast thematic
DEATHSWORN VIKTOR Size of E adjusted to match base


R – UNDYING RAGE Tryndamere’s body will flash white for an instant at the end of his ultimate to show when the buff expires


IGNITE Reduced overall noise while increasing clarity and timing

Rune Updates

Available with patch 10.18


SHIELD RATIO 0.25 ability power (+0.12 bonus health)  0.15 ability power (+0.09 bonus health)



Client Updates

Available with patch 10.18

  • Players online using League+ now show as available in folders on the Friends list
  • Ticker messages now display when a player encounters an error patching
  • Spectating a game no longer shows your status as green in the Friends list
  • Ward skin rarity is now correctly displayed
  • The home screen is no longer black when being kicked from a party
  • Player names should no longer display as “…” in chat
  • Missions and other information pop-ups should not appear until the client has finished loading
  • Blocking a player through the Add Friends modal no longer shows debug text instead of the user’s Summoner Name
  • Long skin names no longer overlap each other in the profile background picker
  • The loading circle for all tabs in the client is now in the same place
  • Changing the background in Profile now dynamically updates your hover card in the Friends list
  • Voice Panel no longer overlaps the Friends list
  • A missing translation has been found and fixed for specific patcher notifications
  • A player’s hover card in the Friends list should now accurately reflect a player’s current state (In Queue, Champ Select, Online)


Available with patch 10.18

  • Check the official statement for bugfixes HERE.

Upcoming Visuals

Available with patch 10.18


  • PsyOps Collection (1350 RP each, 1820 RP for Legendary, 2000 Event Tokens for Prestige Editions):
    • Ezreal (+Prestige Edition), Master Yi, VI, Shen, Sona (Legendary)
  • Hextech Ziggs 1350 RP


This concludes the patch 10.18 notes. We will be waiting to see how the updates will fold and what awaits us in the future. Keep following SenpAI!


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