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League of Legends – PRE-SEASON 2018 | 8.23 Patch Notes




R duration decreased; now always grants max heal if Blood Well is over 80% filled.

Aatrox won’t have as long to wreak havoc with the promise of revival during World Ender, but he’ll max out the revive heal sooner. A few clarity improvements will help enemies make the best choice when deciding when and if to kill him the first time or wait out the clock to deny the revive.

 R – World Ender

DURATION 12 seconds  10 seconds (now matches Blood Well’s charge-up duration)
HEAL ON REVIVE 0.5% max health per 1% Blood Well  0.5% max health per 1% Blood Well up to 80% Blood Well; 50% max health for 80% Blood Well or higher (resource bar now turns red at the 80% mark)


W base damage increased; AP ratio now scales with rank. R damage decreased against minions and non-epic monsters but no longer falls off per target hit.

We promised we’d look out for AP Ezreal after his update, so we’re back with a few more changes. Apart from some pure power-ups to W, we’re also pushing the difference between builds by making Trueshot Barrage—which is stronger for AP Ezreal—a more powerful AoE teamfight ability.

 W – Essence Flux

BASE DAMAGE 75/125/175/225/275  80/135/190/245/300
RATIO 0.7 ability power at all ranks  0.7/0.75/0.8/0.85/0.9 ability power

 R – Trueshot Barrage

REMOVED FALLOFF Damage is no longer reduced by 10% for each enemy hit (minimum 30%)
NEW AIMED TOO HIGH Minions and non-epic monsters now take 50% reduced damage


New passive. Mana regen growth increased. Q, W costs decreased. W damage decreased. Short E dashes are faster. R ratio decreased.

Despite her recent presence at Worlds, Lissandra’s passive has always felt somewhat flat, particularly since her mana costs have been balanced around the free cast. As a result, many Lissandra players feel like they don’t actually have a passive. We’re getting rid of Iceborn and introducing Iceborn Subjugation, rewarding her burst and pick strengths and synergizing with her AoE teamfight disruption.

Base stats

NEW LEVEL 1 BONUS ATTACK SPEED Lissandra now has 5% bonus attack speed at level 1

Basic attacks

ANIMATIONS Adjusted to better match missile timing
MISSILE SPEED 2000  2200

 NEW Passive – Iceborn Subjugation

ICEBORN SUBJUGATION – When an enemy dies near Lissandra they become a Frozen Thrall. Frozen Thralls seek out living enemies, slowing their movement speed when nearby. After a few seconds, Frozen Thralls shatter from the intense cold, dealing magic damage in an area.
THRALL DURATIONFrozen Thralls chase enemies for 4 seconds before exploding
BASE DAMAGE120-520 (lv 1-18)
RATIO 0.3 ability power
SLOW 25%
REMOVED ICEBORN Lissandra’s old passive, Iceborn, has been removed

 Q – Ice Shard

COST 75 mana at all ranks  60/63/66/69/72 mana

 W – Ring of Frost

COST 50 mana  40 mana
BASE DAMAGE 70/110/150/190/230  70/100/130/160/190
RATIO 0.4 ability power  0.3 ability power

 E – Glacial Path

CLAW SPEED 850  1200 decelerating to 640 (time to reach max distance still 1.25 seconds)

 R – Frozen Tomb

RATIO 0.7 ability power  0.6 ability power


Q cooldown, cost, Worked Ground duration decreased. Q multi-hit damage penalty now applies to everything, not just champions.

 Q – Threaded Volley

COOLDOWN11/9/7/5/3 seconds  7/6/5/4/3 seconds
COST60/70/80/90/100 mana  50/60/70/80/90 mana
MULTI-HIT DAMAGEEnemy champions  Everything takes 50% reduced damage from stone shards beyond the first
WORKED GROUND DURATION120 seconds  45 seconds
REMOVEDCOOLGROUND REDUCTIONWorked Ground duration is no longer affected by cooldown reduction


Just a bugfix, but one that asks Yorick to be a bit more careful when sending his pets after opponents.


LET ME SPEAK TO YOUR MANAGERMistwalkers and The Maiden now draw minion and turret aggro onto Yorick if they damage an enemy champion


Doran’s Shield

Passive regen now based on missing health.

UNIQUE PASSIVE After taking damage from an enemy champ, regenerate 20 health over 10 seconds  regenerate up to 30 health over 10 seconds based on missing health (cap at 25% missing health)


Guinsoo’s Rageblade

On-hit flat damage increased; ratios removed. Now grants armor and magic penetration. Stacks no longer grant AD/AP. Cost decreased.

COST 3300 gold  3100 gold
ON-HIT DAMAGE 5 (+0.1 bonus attack damage) physical damage + 5 (+0.1 ability power) magic damage  15 magic damage
NEW PENETRATION Now grants 6.5-15% (lv 1-18) total armor and magic penetration
REMOVED PERCENT AD/AP PER STACK No longer grants +2.5% bonus attack damage and ability power per stack (stacks still grant attack speed)

Jungle Items

Monster Hunter gold penalty removed.

REMOVED MONSTER HUNTER Owning Hunter’s Machete, Hunter’s Talisman, or an un-upgraded Stalker’s Blade or Skirmisher’s Sabre no longer reduces gold granted by lane minions if you have the highest minion kill score on your team

Relic Shield Upgrades

Minion execute threshold increased for Relic Shield’s upgrades.

We’re helping Relic Shield’s upgrades keep up with the minion health increases preseason brings.

 Targon’s Brace

MINION EXECUTE 10-180 (lv 1-18)  15-270 (lv 1-18)

 Remnant of the Aspect / Eye of the Aspect

MINION EXECUTE 20-360 (lv 1-18)  30-540 (lv 1-18)

Wards & Trinkets

Control Ward inventory cap reduced. Trinkets scale with average level of all champs in the game instead of owner’s level. Warding Totem ward duration decreased late.

 Control Ward


Trinket Scaling

SCALING Level of their owner  Average level of all champs

 Warding Totem

WARD DURATION 90-180 seconds (owner lvl 1-18)  90-120 seconds (game avg lv 1-18)


Turret Plating

Outer turrets have extra resistances early but grant gold for each 1000 health they lose.

PLATING Outer turrets begin the game with five temporary plates. A plate is broken for each 1000 damage dealt to the turret. (Plates don’t have health of their own.)
PLATE STRENGTH Turret plating grants 40 armor and magic resist at game start
PLATE BREAKING Dealing 1000 damage to an outer turret also causes a plate to break, granting 160 gold (divided among nearby champions) and increasing the turret’s armor and magic resist by 30 until turret plating falls off
BULWARK For 20 seconds after a plate is destroyed, the turret also gains Bulwark, granting an additional 25 armor and magic resist for each nearby enemy champion past the first. Multiple instances of Bulwark stack if multiple plates are destroyed within a 20 second window.
FALLOFF Turret plating falls off at 14:00, causing outer turrets to lose ALL armor and magic resist and making unclaimed plating gold permanently inaccessible

Turret Adjustments

Outer turret health increased; resistances removed. All turret AD scaling increased. First turret bonus reduced.

The first turret bonus and outer turret changes were made to accommodate turret plating (see above). Beyond those, turret damage is going up to add risk back into to dive attempts, while global gold is going down to shrink the teamwide snowball granted by one lane pulling ahead.

First Turret Bonus

FIRST BRICK 300 gold  150 gold (reduced to accommodate turret plating gold)

Outer Turrets

HEALTH 3800  5000
AD SCALING 4 per minute  9 per minute
AD CAP 180 at 7:30  278 at 15:00
ARMOR & MAGIC RESIST 55  (replaced by turret plating)
ARMOR & MAGIC RESIST SCALING+1 per minute  (replaced by turret plating)
GLOBAL GOLD 50 (unchanged)

Inner Turrets

AD SCALING 4 per minute  9 per minute
AD CAP 250 at 28:00  305 at 18:00

Inhibitor Turrets

AD SCALING 4 per minute  9 per minute
AD CAP 250 at 28:00  305 at 18:00

Nexus Turrets

AD SCALING 4 per minute  9 per minute
AD CAP 230 at 28:00  285 at 18:00



Minion health, AD, and movement speed scaling increased. Cannon minions spawn faster earlier in the game.

Baron buff is meant to enable game-ending pushes, but it’s become near-mandatory for a team to close out a match. We’re making minion waves more effective at supporting sieges on their own so teams with huge advantages don’t have to wait on Baron’s respawn timer to end the game.

Global Minion Changes

UNIVERSAL STANDARD TIME All minion stats now reach their max values at 37:00 unless otherwise stated
MOVEMENT SPEED BONUS+25 at 20 minutes  +25/50/75/100 at 10/15/20/25 minutes

Melee Minions

MAX HEALTH 1200  1300
MAX ARMOR 0 (no scaling)  16
MAX AD 12 (no scaling)  80
BARON BUFF DAMAGE REDUCTION 75% from champions, 30% from turrets  70% from champions, 0% from turrets

Caster Minions

MAX HEALTH 425 at 27:00  485 at 37:00 (scaling simply continues for longer)
MAX AD Scales infinitely (60.5 at 37:00)  120.5 (no longer scales infinitely)
BARON BUFF DAMAGE REDUCTION 50% from champions, 30% from turrets  70% from champions, 0% from turrets

Cannon Minions

MAX HEALTH Scales infinitely (2300 at 37:00)  Still scales infinitely, but harder (2900 at 37:00)
MAX AD Unchanged (scales infinitely, 77 at 37:00)
SPAWN EVERY 2 WAVES 20 minutes  15 minutes
SPAWN EVERY WAVE 35 minutes  25 minutes
TURRET DAMAGE TAKEN 14% max health per shot  14/11/8/8% max healh per outer/inner/inhibitor/nexus turret shot

Super Minions

MAX HEALTH Unchanged (scales infinitely; 4000 at 37:00)
BASE AD 306  225
MAX AD Scales infinitely (431 at 37:00)  Still scales infinitely (350 at 37:00)
BASE ATTACK SPEED 0.694  0.850
MINION AURA No longer increases minion damage by 70% (still increases resistances)
NEW BIG HEADS Super minions now show up on the minimap through fog of war

Epic Monster Respawn Time

Epic monsters respawn faster.

ELDER DRAGON RESPAWN TIME 8 minutes  6 minutes
BARON NASHOR RESPAWN TIME 7 minutes  6 minutes

Elemental Drakes

First spawn is later; respawn is faster. Gold and experience increased. Buff strength increased early.

We’re increasing the value of early drakes so teams are less willing to give the first few away. Pushing initial spawn time back gives teams more time to prepare for that first drake fight.


RESPAWN TIME 6 minutes  5 minutes (same note as above)
KILL GOLD 25  100
XP 75-300 (lv 1-18)  150-330 (lv 1-18)


INFERNAL DRAKE+8/16/24% AD and AP  +10/17/24% AD and AP
MOUNTAIN DRAKE+10/20/30% damage to structures and epic monsters  +16/23/30% damage to structures and epic monsters
OCEAN DRAKE 4/8/12% missing health & mana regen out of combat  6/9/12% missing health & mana regen out of combat
CLOUD DRAKE+2/4/6% movement speed, tripled out of combat  +3/4.5/6% movement speed, tripled out of combat

Jungle Camp Experience

Camp monster experience unchanged early, reduced late.

Junglers have been slightly higher-level than intended following midseason’s changes to camp experience. With the greater potential for impact that preseason offers junglers via stronger early drakes and a longer lane phase, we’re toning the upper end of monster XP scaling down to get them back to their intended leveling pace.

(Note: All values below scale from monster level 1-7.)

GROMP XP 115-190  115-172.5
GREATER MURK WOLF XP 65-107  65-97.5
MURK WOLF XP 25-41.5  25-37.5
CRIMSON RAPTOR XP 20-33  20-30
RAPTOR XP 20-33  20-30
ANCIENT KRUG XP 100-165  100-150 (reminder: first clear still grants 30% reduced XP)
KRUG XP 35-58  35-52.5
LESSER KRUG XP 7-12  7-10.5


Rune Stats

Rune path bonuses removed. Select one stat from each of three rows before each game.

REMOVED PATH BONUSES You no longer load into game with bonus stats based on which rune paths you chose
NEW RUNE STATS Three stat rows have been added to the Runes interface. Pick one stat from each row. Rune stats are editable in champ select.
ROW 110 adaptive force (6 AD or 10 AP), 9% attack speed, or 1-10% cooldown reduction (lv 1-18)
ROW 210 adaptive force (6 AD or 10 AP), 5 armor, or 6 magic resist
ROW 315-90 health (lv 1-18), 5 armor, or 6 magic resist

Fleet Footwork

AP ratio decreased.

Now that mages aren’t punished for going into Precision (via an unfavorable attack speed path bonus), we’re pulling back on the AP incentive we added to Fleet Footwork earlier in the season.

HEAL AP RATIO 0.5 ability power  0.3 ability power



Now amplifies movement speed bonuses rather than all movement speed; no longer grants adaptive force.

Movement speed and adaptive damage are two of the most generically valuable stats in League, so whenever Celerity was tuned to be strong, it was a must-pick for any champion. Removing the damage conversion lets us carve out a sharper identity: Now that we don’t have to worry about excessive AD/AP in outlier cases, Celerity can grant larger movement speed bonuses for champs and teams with lots of haste effects. Switching from all movement speed to only bonus lets us push that niche further.

BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED Movement speed increased by 1.5%  Movement speed bonuses increased by 8%
REMOVED DAMAGE CONVERSION No longer converts bonus movement speed to adaptive force


Dark Harvest

Now only procs on low-health targets but no longer requires a soul to have recently been collected. Cooldown partially resets on takedowns. No longer stacks off minions and monsters.

Damaging a low-health champion deals bonus damage and harvests their soul, permanently increasing the damage of future procs.

PROC THRESHOLD Dark Harvest procs against enemy champions below 50% health
PROCS ON Basic attacks  Any damage
DAMAGE 50-80 (lv 1-18) (+0.25 bonus attack damage)(+0.15 ability power) + 8 damage per harvested soul
ARAM Souls increase Dark Harvest’s damage by 4 on ARAM, rather than 8
COOLDOWN 45 seconds, reset to 1.5 seconds on champion takedown
REMOVEDMINION & MONSTER SOULS Minions and monsters no longer grant souls

Ravenous Hunter

Base healing decreased.

Ravenous Hunter stands out as the clear best option in its row. We’re taking its early sustain down a notch to make it less generically “the best”. (Early defenses from rune stats are an indirect nerf that comes into play here as well.)

BASE HEALING 2.5%  1.5% (bonus per stack still 2.5%)


Charge-up time decreased. Base damage decreased.

CHARGE-UP TIME 4 seconds  3 seconds
DAMAGE 175 (+30% max health)  100 (+30% max health)


Shield Bash

Gain bonus resistances while shielded. Your next basic attack after gaining a shield deals bonus damage.

SHIELD While shielded, gain 1-10 (lv 1-18) bonus armor and magic resist
BASH Whenever you gain a shield, your next basic attack against an enemy champion within 2 seconds of the shield expiring deals bonus adaptive damage
DAMAGE 4-21 (lv 1-18) + 8.5% of the shield’s strength + 1.5% bonus health

Bone Plating

Damage block increased but duration decreased. Moved to row 2.

BUFF DURATION 3 seconds  1.5 seconds
BLOCK AMOUNT 15-40 (lv 1-18)  25-50 (lv 1-18)
POSITION Moved from row 1 to row 2


Chrysalis was created to allow damage dealers to splash Resolve by compensating for the lack of damage stats offered by Resolve’s path bonus. Selectable rune stats solve this problem, so Chrysalis is no longer needed.




“Stacks” now grant flat health rather than percent health. At 120 minion and monster deaths, gain a percent health bonus.

BODY COUNT+0.2% max health per 8 nearby minion or monster deaths +3 health per 8 nearby minion or monster deaths
NEWFULL HOUSE At 120 minion and monster deaths, also gain an additional +2.5% max health


Now procs off the next two basic attacks after using an ability rather than just the first. Wards no longer drop after 20 minutes.

Giving Kleptomancy a second proc broadens its user base beyond Ezreal champions whose abilities either reset or count as the basic attack that procs Klepto. We’re also removing wards from the loot table after 20 minutes since at that point inventories are often filled with component items and the wards just immediately drop onto the ground.

PROC MODEL After using an ability, your next basic attack  next two basic attacks will grant 5 gold… or something nicer
DROPS Wards no longer drop after 20 minutes


Kill bounties increased at 4+ kills. Minion & monster gold advantages now factor into bounties. Bounties on the losing team reduced. Bounty payout per kill now capped.

The goal of our bounty changes is to help teams bounce back from slight to moderate deficits via higher rewards for successful comeback plays and lower payouts for dying when you’re the one keeping your team in the game. We’re also making a long-requested change: Bounties won’t change until combat ends, so if you grab a bunch of kills in a teamfight, your value won’t go up until you’ve at least had a chance to spend your gold. Finally, large bounties have been added to the scoreboard so you can spot the highest-value target to take out.

Kill Bounties

1-3 KILLS 0/150/300 gold (unchanged)
4 KILLS 375 gold  400 gold
5 KILLS 450 gold  500 gold
6 KILLS 500 gold  600 gold
ADDITIONAL KILLS+50 gold  +100 gold

NEWMinion & Monster Gold Bounties

NEW BUY THE FARMIf, since their last death, a champion has earned 250 more gold from minions and monsters than the enemy team’s average* during that time, their bounty increases by 50 gold, plus another 50 gold for each additional 150 gold their advantage grows by thereafter.
MATH*Average is determined by dividing the enemy team’s minion and monster gold by four, rather than five, based on the four sources of income on Summoner’s Rift (top/mid/bot/jungle). Modes with smaller teams divide by the number of champs per team instead (ex. 3 for Twisted Treeline).

Bounty Clarity

NEWHIT LIST Bounties over 150 gold are now visible in the scoreboard

Bounty Payout Modifications

NEWREPUTATION Bounties no longer increase mid-combat. If a champion earns multiple kills and then immediately dies, those kills will count toward their next death instead.
NEWHEAVY LIFTING Bounty payouts for killing members of the losing team are reduced, down to a minimum of 20% normal values if the losing team is massively behind
NEWPAYOUT CAP A single kill can no longer grant more than 1000 total gold to the killer. Any bounty gold past the cap rolls over to that champion’s next death.

Minimum Kill Gold

Minimum gold granted for killing an enemy with 6+ deaths increased.

0-5 DEATHS 300/274/220/176/140/112 gold (unchanged)
6 DEATHS 90 gold  100 gold
7 DEATHS 72 gold  100 gold
8 DEATHS 58 gold  100 gold
9+ DEATHS 50 gold  100 gold



Channel time reduced but can no longer be canceled.

Channeling Teleport is often enough to deter enemies from an aggressive push or dive, even if you have no intention of following through. The mind game is interesting, but should be accompanied by a higher commitment. Laners can still use Teleport to shut down cross-map plays elsewhere, but now they’ll sacrifice more tempo in their own lane to do so.

Also, if you pick a bad Teleport, there’s no going back so you’re probably gonna die. Click carefully.

CHANNEL DURATION 4.5 seconds  4 seconds
NEW COMMIT Teleport can’t be canceled by its caster once cast


AESTHETICS – We’ve changed the colors and slightly adjusted several Icons in the character stats panel (“C” menu) for easier readability. This change is in preparation for broader tooltip readability improvements coming this season!


The first elements of Ranked 2019 are arriving.

RANKED ARMORA new way to show off your current rank now appears on your profile, hovercard, and in game lobbies
ON MY LEVEL Switch between Ranked and level armor by clicking on your summoner icon on the profile page
A DARK, MYSTERIOUS PAST Toggle between your past rank’s banner or a plain one by clicking your summoner icon on the profile page
RIP INSIGNIAS The small profile trim displaying your past season’s rank has been removed


We’ve reworked the lobby to include the new past rank banners to get ready for Ranked armor in 8.24. There’s no new functionality, we just wanted to give you a heads-up that buttons will be in slightly different places.


THIS RECORDING WILL SELF-DESTRUCT IN…The missions log will only hang on to missions for a maximum of 45 days


  • Made a number of fixes to missing and hard-to-read VFX across LeBlanc and a few of her skins:
    • Base Q – Sigil of Malice size increased and decal added inside the orb
    • Ravenborn Passive – Mirror Image clone now has proper particle effects
    • Ravenborn Q – Sigil of Malice size increased
    • Ravenborn RE – Ethereal Chains darkened
    • Elderwood Passive – Mirror Image clone now has proper particle effects
    • Elderwood Q – Sigil of Malice now has pink effects
  • Restored volume on Rengar’s Passive – Unseen Predator leap roar
  • Thresh’s basic attack once again plays audio at max range
  • Dying to the summoned Rift Herald with Blue and/or Red buff now properly transfers the buff to the enemy who summoned Rift Herald


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