LoL Mid-July patch preview with notes

A new patch is among us and with it are new changes to Twitch and Evelynn. In addition, there are notable changes to Xin Zhao, Sona, and Malzahar. Check below for the full list of patch notes to see if any changes occurred to any of your most used champions. There’s also Mythic Cassiopeia available in the League of Legends store for 975 RP. Also Zyra will be released sometime in the future as she’s still being tested on the public beta servers.

 

 

New Skins in the Store

  • Mythic Cassiopeia

PvP.net v1.63

  • New Matchmaking Upgrades
    • Players who are under Level 30 are far less likely to face Level 30s
    • Greatly improved matchmaking for premade groups of 4
    • Matchmaking improved for highly skilled players trying to queue with lower skilled friends
    • Matchmaking in Ranked Solo/Duo Queue now restricts the number of duo queue pairings on each team to 1 per team
  • Improved initial seeding for Ranked Teams composed of skilled Ranked Solo/Duo players
  • Summoner Profiles now display the highest Ranked Team rating, instead of Arranged Team ratings

League of Legends v1.0.0.143

Zyra, Rise of the Thorns

  • Pending the completion of some further testing on PBE, Zyra will be released at a future date.

Akali

  • Fixed: Mark of the Assassin’s tooltip now states the correct Energy return amount

Amumu

  • Fixed: Despair now displays a range indicator when hovered over

Corki

  • Fixed: Valkyrie’s targeting indicator now scales with distance from Corki

Evelynn (Remade)

  • Shadow Walk (Passive)
    • Evelynn fades away into the shadows. She can only be seen by nearby enemy Champions or true sight
    • While in stealth, Evelynn regenerates 1% of her max Mana every second
    • Casting spells, taking damage, or dealing damage unstealths Evelynn for 8 seconds
  • Hate Spike
    • 19/23/27/31/35 Mana, 1.5 second Cooldown
    • Evelynn fires a line of spikes through a nearby enemy, dealing 40/60/80/100/120 (+0.45 Ability Power) (+0.4 bonus Attack Damage) magic damage to all enemies in its path
    • Hate Spike prioritizes what Evelynn has attacked recently
  • Dark Frenzy
    • No Cost, 20 second Cooldown
    • Passive: Evelynn’s spell hits on enemy Champions grant her 4/8/12/16/20 Movement Speed for 3 seconds (effect stacks up to 4 times)
    • Active: Evelynn removes all slows affecting her and gains 30/40/50/60/70% Movement Speed for 3 seconds
    • Champion kills and assists refresh Dark Frenzy’s cooldown
  • Ravage
    • 50/55/60/65/70 Mana, 9 second Cooldown
    • Evelynn slashes a target enemy 2 times, dealing 35/60/85/110/135 (+0.5 Ability Power) (+0.4 bonus Attack Damage) magic damage with each strike
    • Evelynn then gains 60/75/90/105/120% Attack Speed for 3 seconds
  • Agony’s Embrace
    • 100 Mana, 150/120/90 second Cooldown
    • Evelynn impales all enemies in the targeted area, dealing 15/20/25% (+1% per 50 Ability Power) of their maximum Health in magic damage and slowing their Movement Speed by 30/50/70% for 2 seconds
    • Evelynn siphons their pain, gaining a 150/225/300 health shield for each enemy Champion hit which lasts up to 6 seconds

Gangplank

  • Parrrley
    • Now refunds half the mana cost if Parrrley kills the target

Garen

  • Perseverance
    • Added a buff timer to show when Perseverance will reactivate

Gragas

  • Fixed: Body Slam no longer stops when encountering created terrain (ex: Anivia’s Crystallize)

Graves

  • Smokescreen
    • Sight reduction range reduced to 675 from 800

Jax

  • Fixed: Counter Strike’s dodge component now works properly against Shen

Kassadin

  • Riftwalk
    • Damage reduced to 60/70/80 from 60/90/120
    • Ability Power ratio increased to 0.8 from 0.5

Malphite

  • Ground Slam
    • Armor ratio reduced to 30% from 50%
    • Now has a 0.2 Ability Power ratio
    • Attack Speed reduction duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4

Malzahar

  • Summon Voidling (Passive)
    • Voidlings prioritize enemies Malzahar is autoattacking if Malefic visions isn’t present
    • Voidling pathing and general AI improved
    • Voidlings will now hide in brush and won’t attack if Malzahar is in brush and not in combat
    • Voidling dance animation added
  • Call of the Void
    • Delay is now consistent at 0.6 seconds
    • Now deals damage in a single hit – rather than two separate hits
    • Now grants vision along the entire line path – rather than only at the two end points
    • Now deals damage to units surrounding the end points
  • Null Zone
    • Cast time removed – Malzahar may now cast this ability while moving
    • Damage now starts 0.25 seconds after casting the ability
  • Nether Grasp
    • Malzahar ignores orders that would cancel his ultimate within the first 0.5 seconds of Nether Grasp
    • Voidlings prioritize champions immobilized in Nether Grasp above all other priorities

Mordekaiser

  • Fixed: Children of the Grave’s initial damage now correctly draws turret aggro

Morgana

  • Black Shield
    • Cooldown increased at earlier ranks to 23/21/19/17/15 seconds from 15 at all ranks
    • Cast range increased to 750 from 600

    Soul Shackles

    • Leash range is now more accurate (now updates every 0.25 seconds from 0.5 seconds)

Nocturne

  • Shroud of Darkness
    • Shield duration reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2
  • Paranoia
    • Cooldown increased at earlier ranks to 180/140/100 seconds from 160/130/100
    • Updated Umbra Blades tooltip

Nunu

  • Fixed: Visionary will now grant free cost spells even if spells were ranked up while the Visionary buff was already active

Orianna

  • General
    • Fixed: Attack Range is now 525 at all times.
  • Command: Attack
    • Ability Power ratio increased to 0.5 from 0.4
  • Command: Shockwave
    • Fixed: Now stuns enemies that were in the middle of a movement skill.

Sejuani

  • Fixed: Arctic Assault no longer stops when encountering created terrain (ex: Anivia’s Crystallize)

Sona

  • General
    • Basic attack and Power Chord missile speeds increased to 2000 from 1500
    • Aura persistence duration reduced to 1 second after deactivation from 2
    • Global cooldown reduced to 0.5 seconds from 2
  • Power Chord
    • Power Chord now resets your attack timer so you can use it immediately
  • Crescendo
    • Now deals all its damage instantly, rather than over time
    • Fixed: Opponents can no longer Cleanse the damage portion of Crescendo

Shen

  • Ki Strike
    • Damage reduced to 4 + 4 per level from 4 + 6 per level

Teemo

  • Camouflage (Passive)
    • Fixed: Teemo now gains the Attack Speed buff instantly after leaving invisibility

Tristana

  • Explosive Shot
    • Fixed: Passive damage no longer activates from spell damage
    • Fixed: Tooltip now reflects the Ability Power ratio

Twitch (Remade)

  • Stats
    • Attack Range increased to 550 from 500
    • Base Health increased to 389 from 356
    • Health per level increased to 81 from 78
    • Base Mana increased to 220 from 180
    • Mana per level increased to 40 from 35
    • Base Attack Damage reduced to 47 from 51.56
    • Attack Damage per level reduced to 3 from 3.3
    • Attack animation improved
  • Deadly Venom (Passive)
    • Damage reduced to 12/24/36/48 per stack from 15/30/45/60
  • Ambush
    • 60 Mana, 16 second Cooldown
    • After 1.25 seconds, Twitch becomes invisible for 4/5/6/7/8 seconds and gains 20% Movement Speed. Twitch gains 30/40/50/60/70% Attack Speed for 5 seconds after revealing himself
  • Venom Cask
    • 50 Mana, 13/12/11/10/9 second Cooldown
    • Twitch hurls a cask full of venom to target area that slows targets by 25/30/35/40/45% for 3 seconds and adds 2 stacks of Deadly Venom
  • Expunge
    • 70/75/80/85/90 Mana, 12/11/10/9/8 second Cooldown
    • Deals 20/35/50/65/80 plus 15/20/25/30/35 (+0.2 Ability Power) (+0.25 bonus Attack Damage) per stack of Deadly Venom as physical damage to all nearby enemies affected by Deadly Venom
    • No longer removes Deadly Venom stacks
  • Spray and Pray
    • 100/125/150 Mana, 120/110/100 second Cooldown
    • Twitch’s basic attacks become powerful piercing bolts with 300 bonus range, and Twitch
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