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Every year, League of Legends gets hit by a major series of buffs and nerfs that breathe new life into the Summoner’s Rift by introducing changes capable of toppling the meta over. Since this usually happens during the Worlds season, you’re bound to find a bundle of spice amongst everything nice!
The first of the two Worlds patches always aims to crank the dissonance to inhumane levels. Every meta built in the past year must either ramp up or break down into smithereens. With so many changes coming one after another, we’re bound to provide you with a quick rundown of everything League of Legends!
At the start of any new season (most recently LoL Season 13), it’s great to analyze the playing field, see what has worked, what will no longer work when gaming, and to make plans to achieve a higher rank. On that note, gear up, and don your explorer hats, as we dive headfirst into one of the most chaotic bundles of changes in League’s history!
In patch 11.18, the balance changes were aimed at weakening the dominance of certain champions in the meta in order to bring about a quick shift in the meta. This patch specifically targeted champions that were performing very well in the current meta in order to bring them more in line with other champions in the game.
The goal of these balance changes was to promote diversity and prevent any one champion or playstyle from becoming too powerful or prevalent in the meta. However, tempering this much also introduced some anomalies that went on to conquer the Worlds meta.
E – Black Shield: Cooldown 26/24/22/20/18 seconds => 24/22/20/18/16 seconds
Base Attack Speed: 0.625 => 0.688. Health Regen: 1.8 => 1.5.
Q – Edge of Ixtal/Elemental Wrath: Does 25% bonus damage against monsters. If Qiyana’s target begins a dash or teleport during her E+Q buffer, Q will aim at their last position before dashing/teleporting. 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.
E – Audacity: Base Damage 60/90/120/150/180 => 50/80/110/140/170
Fortunately/unfortunately, the only rune to receive a change in this patch was Predator:
Move Speed Ramp-Up Time: 1.5 seconds => 1 second.
Maximum Move Speed: 45% => 60%
Bugfixes & General Changes
Here are the general changes that occurred during League of Legends Patch 11.18 downtime:
Remastered base voice lines
Cannot access Ornn’s forge while possessing him
Bugfix: E – Heroic Swing could be interrupted or cancelled by CC
Bugfix: Passive – Goes Where He Pleases could be broken by subsequent CC
Bugfix: Q – Flair did not apply lifesteal to E – Wild Rush
Bugfix: E – Hookshot was cancelled by consumables
Bugfix: Passive – Ki Barrier broke when hit by basic attack in W zone
Bugfix: Q – Hymn of Valor granted Accelerando even when negated by spell shield
Updated W – Mega Adhesive tooltip to include slow percentage
Updated R – The Culling tooltip to remove mention of bonus damage to monsters
Updated Passive – Z-Drive Resonance tooltip to include damage to jungle monsters
Updated E – Equinox tooltip to specify that it only damages enemy champions
Aside from the mentioned changes, we also got to see the Pentakill III: Lost Chaptr skin line for Yorick, Kayle, Olaf, Mordekaiser, Karthus and Sona, along with two rarer skins called Dissonance of Pentakill Viego, and Hextech Tristana.
Needless to say, the patch was filled to the brim with a bundle of changes. So, are you excited for the Worlds season to bloom once again? Let us know!