League of Legends: Patch 11.20 Buffs Imperial Mandate and Nerfs Irelia

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League of Legends Patch 11.20 is available on the PBE and will be released to the live servers next week. In this patch, the Imperial Mandate gets buffed as the damage on the initial hit is increased. There is also a bug fix for the said item that now properly credits anyone who hits or kills the marked target.

Irelia has been hit by the nerf hammer again. This time, her Ionian Fervor’s damage ratio has been decreased to 20%. This is huge, especially in the late game. However, this does not come as a surprise since she is still effective in solo lanes and her ban rate remains relatively high.

Taliyah has been seen as a viable jungler, so the developers at Riot Games have nerfed her Threaded Volley slightly by reducing the damage to monsters from subsequent hits to 75% from the previous 80%.

On the flip side, Hecarim has received some buffs to his Spirit of Dread ability. It now has a flat 18-second cooldown and its healing cap for non-Champions has been increased.

Furthermore, Elise is a bit tougher now since her base health is increased, as well as her armor per level.

Patch Notes
CHAMPION CHANGES
  • Amumu
    • Bandage Toss (Q)
      • Damage dealt decreased to 70/95/120/145/170
      • Ability’s mana cost increased to a flat 70
  • Darius
    • Crippling Strike (W)
      • Ability Cooldown changed to 5 seconds flat
  • Elise
    • Base Stats
      • Base Health increased to 555
      • Armor per level increased to 4
  • Hecarim
    • Spirit of Dread (W)
      • Ability cooldown decreased to 18 seconds flat
      • Ability’s healing cap for non-Champions increased to 120/150/180/210/240
  • Irelia
    • Ionian Fervor (Passive)
      • Damage ratio decreased to 20%
  • Jarvan IV
    • Martial Cadence (Passive)
      • Damage dealt decreased to 8% of current health
  • Shen
    • Ki Barrier (Passive)
      • Ability’s shield effect decreased to 50-101
  • Singed
    • Fling (E)
      • Damage dealt decreased to [50/60/70/80/90 (+60% AP)]
  • Taliyah
    • Threaded Volley (Q)
      • Subsequent hit damage to monsters decreased to 75%
  • Udyr
    • Phoenix Stance ®
      • Cone damage dealt increased to 60/110/160/210/260/310
ITEM CHANGES
  • Imperial Mandate
    • Damage dealt by initial hit increased to 45-75
  • Smite
    • Healing effect decreased to  [90 +10% maximum health] 
NEW CHAMPION SKINS
  • Bewitching Fiora
  • Bewitching Nami
  • Bewitching Poppy
  • Bewitching Syndra
  • Bewitching Yuumi
  • Bewitching Morgana (Prestige Edition)

League of Legends Patch 11.20 is expected to drop on Wednesday, October 6 at 6 a.m. EST.

So, which of these changes appeals to you?

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