League of Legends Patch 11.16 Full Preview: Nerfs Dark Seal, Buffs Redemption

League of Legends Patch 11.16
League of Legends Patch 11.16 Riot Games

The full patch preview of League of Legends Patch 11.16 is here and it reveals nerfs and buffs to Champions, including Diana, Lee Sin, Xin Zhao, Jhin, Maokai, Nunu, and more. Dark Seal is also getting nerfed, while Redemption is going to be more effective in the upcoming update.

In the early patch notes of 11.16, it was revealed that Sona is getting a rework where the mana refund mechanics of her main abilities have been removed, while she gains a new addition to her passive known as Accelerando.

Aside from the updates to Sona, some items have also been adjusted. Dark Seal is getting nerfed in that the Ability Power per stack has been reduced to four. In addition, you will lose five stacks on death.

Redemption is getting a huge buff in Patch 11.16. Its heal value has been increased to 200 to 400 and its cooldown has been reduced to 90 seconds.

Of course, a new patch will also bring a new set of buffs and nerfs to some Champions. Here are the buffs and nerfs that you can expect in the upcoming update:

Champion Buffs

Jarvan IV
  • Passive current health damage is increased to 10%
  • Cataclysm (R)
    • Bonus AD ratio is increased to 180%
  • Deadly Flourish (W)
    • Damage is increased to 60-200
  • Curtain Call (R)
    • Minimum Damage AD Ratio is increased to 25%
  • Passive heal is increased to 7-15%
  • Sapling Toss (E)
    • Damage is reduced to 20-120; AP Power Ratio is reduced to 0.7% per 100 AP
  • Movement Speed is increased to 345
  • Snowball Barrage (E)
    • Total damage is increased based on 90% AP
  • Ricochet (W)
    • AD ratio is increased to 30-90%
  • Each point of AP will grant 1.6 Health
  • Grant 1 additional AP per 30 Bonus Health

Champion Nerfs

  • Passive monster damage is reduced to 250%
  • Bladework (E)
    • Cooldown is increased to 11-7 seconds
Lee Sin
  • Safeguard/Iron Will (W)
    • Omnivamp is reduced to 5-25%
  • Whimsy (W)
    • Cooldown is increased to 16-12 seconds
  • Wild Growth (R)
    • Cooldown is increased to 120-80 seconds
Tahm Kench
  • Passive damage is reduced to 8-60
  • Tongue Lash (Q)
    • Healing is reduced to 10-30
Xin Zhao
  • Base AD is reduced to 63
  • Mana is increased to 480 (reverted 11.14 change)
  • Hexplosive Minefield (E)
    • Damage per mine is reduced to 30-190
    • Slow is reduced to 10-50%

League of Legends Patch 11.16 is expected to go live on August 11, at 6 a.m. EST.

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