As scheduled, League of Legends’ 10.18 patch has gone live and Riot Games has already released the patch notes for this. This update has brought with it quite a lot of changes, but thankfully, we’re here to give you a summarized overview of everything.
For the champion updates, there aren’t quite a lot of major ones. Riot has made some balance changes to some champions wherein they are either slightly buffed or nerfed. For instance, we have Ashe, whose attack damage has been slightly nerfed from 61 to 59.
Other champions, such as Galio, Kog’Maw, and Xin Zhao, also underwent minor balance changes.
There is a champion who received a huge makeover, though, and that is Ahri. Namely, major changes were made to her passive, Q, as well as W abilities. For one thing, the Essence Theft which is supposedly from her Q is now her passive ability. In line with that, her old passive has been removed.
On the other hand, her W will now permit a 40% movement speed that will decay over 1.5 seconds. If you look at this on a positive note, this means that she will still have a speed boost in her kit. The patch notes read:
Ahri’s identity and gameplay have become a little muddled over time, and she isn’t as charming as we’d like her to be. We’re making some kit changes, especially to her W, to reinforce an identity of a flighty mage who can weave in and out of fights as she looks for the perfect moment to strike. In addition, we’re also shifting her Essence thievery from her Q to her passive to open up more opportunities for her to reap its healing rewards when trading with enemy champions.
Altogether, she should feel equipped to (spirit) rush into more combos and outplays.
On another note, there has been a change to the Guardian rune. Riot has decided to nerf this rune as more and more players have been using it recently. Now, the Guardian rune’s ability power has been reduced.
Of course, League of Legends’ 10.18 update also has your average bug fixes and quality of life changes. Additionally, the new PsyOps skins will be released in this patch as well, which we think look really great.
If you want to take a look at the complete changes, you can check out the patch notes, which you can read on the League of Legends website.