TOTAL COST 3200 gold⇒3300 gold (combine cost unchanged due to Bilgewater Cutlass cost increase)
Combine cost decreased.
COMBINE COST 850 gold⇒750 gold (total cost unchanged due to Bilgewater Cutlass cost increase)
Grievous Wounds duration increased.
GRIEVOUS WOUNDS DURATION1 second⇒3 seconds
Minion and monster aura damage increased.
GRILLED RAZORBEAK Deals 200%⇒300% bonus magic damage to minions and monsters
Energized effects increased and slow decays over a longer period of time.
GIVES YOU WINGS Energized effects are increased by 30%⇒35%
SLOW BURN Energized effects slow the target by 40%, decaying over 1 second⇒1.5 seconds
Grievous Wounds duration increased.
GRIEVOUS WOUNDS DURATION 1 second⇒3 seconds
Coup De Grace
No longer grants adaptive force for 10 seconds. Damage to champions increased.
REMOVED ADAPTIVE FORCE No longer grants 9 bonus attack damage or 15 ability power for 10 seconds on champion takedown
BONUS DAMAGE 7%⇒8% (to champions below 40% max health)
WINTER IS HERE Howling Abyss has returned. Butcher’s Bridge is gone until next time!
REMOVED PIRATE’S BOUNTY Mariner’s Vengeance and Ghostwalkers are going down with the ship. Bridge. Whatever.
WARMOG’S Warmog’s Armor will continue to grant health regen based on missing health rather than max health
REMOVED SUMMONER SPELL Backtrack is going back into nonexistence
NEW RUNE ADJUSTMENTS Rune adjustments from 9.7 will continue as a permanent feature in ARAM
REMOVED BANS After much discussion and weighing your feedback, bans will not be a permanent feature in ARAM.
UPDATED END IT MY DUDES After 15 minutes in all ARAM games, minion waves’ spawn rates will increase, minions will gain more movement speed, and champions will deal more damage to structures
At 15:00, they start gaining movement speed every minute until 20:00⇒25:00when they’ll have 425 movement speed.
From game start to 15:00, champions deal 10%⇒0% more damage to structures.
At 15:00, that value increases linearly until 25:00 when they’ll deal 30%⇒15%bonus damage to structures.
UPDATED POKE POKE Built-in poke reduction range increased from 900⇒ to 1000 in all ARAM games
NEW CHAMP BALANCE Champions will continue to receive balance changes in ARAM every few months
New Nerfs in 9.8
ALISTAR +5% damage taken
GALIO +5% damage taken
ILLAOI -5% damage dealt
KAI’SA -3% damage dealt
NAUTILUS +5% damage taken
SION -8% damage dealt
YORICK -5% damage dealt
New Buffs to 9.8
ELISE +5% damage dealt
FIDDLESTICKS +1% damage dealt & -6% damage taken
FIZZ +5% damage dealt
KARTHUS +2% damage dealt
LUCIAN +5% damage dealt
MAOKAI +2% damage dealt & -2% damage taken
NUNU & WILLUMP -5% damage taken
PANTHEON +5% damage dealt
RIVEN +5% damage dealt
VI +5% damage dealt
XIN ZHAO -5% damage taken
ZED +5% damage dealt
Fixed a bug where the Master tier ladder displayed incorrectly and would only show the first 101 people multiple times
Karthus can now dance
Corporate Mundo’s voice lines are no longer replaced by his base skin’s
Diana’s W – Pale Cascade no longer deals more than double the damage when using R – Lunar Rush at close range
Pajama Guardian Lulu’s right wing is no longer pointing in a different direction during her Homeguard animation
Fixed a bug where Teemo’s blind did not correctly display on Battlecast Kog’Maw
Fixed an issue where 4-digit XP gains would make the progress circle wrap weirdly
Range/Cast indicators for certain champions’ abilities (Lucian’s Q – Piercing Light, Poppy’s E – Heroic Charge, Jhin’s Q – Dancing Grenade, Ryze’s E – Spell Flux, Miss Fortune’s Q – Double Up, Jayce’s Q – To the Skies!, Jayce’s E – Thundering Blow, and Orianna’s E – Command: Protect) are now appearing correctly