League of Legends: Patch 11.21 Introduces Rune and Item Changes, Champion Adjustments

Jinx, the Loose Cannon
Jinx, the Loose Cannon Riot Games

League of Legends Patch 11.21 is currently on PBE and will be launched to the official servers this week. This patch made changes to certain runes and items, besides adjustments to some Champions. So, what has changed?

System Changes

The Goredrinker has been changed dramatically in this update. Both its Spite passive and base health regeneration effect have been removed. The new version comes with 8% Omnivamp and its Thirsting Slash has been changed to 175% base attack damage, instead of the 100% total AD physical damage before.

Besides that, the Stridebreaker also received a similar treatment. Its Halting Slash has been changed from 100% AD physical damage to 175% base AD physical damage.

For rune changes, the Ravenous Hunter has its Omnivamp per stack reduced slightly. The Conqueror’s adaptive force per stack has been reduced to just two to four, and its duration has been decreased by two seconds.

Champion Balance Changes

Jinx has gotten some love in Patch 11.21. Her “Get Excited” passive has been buffed where the total attack speed bonus granted was increased to 25%. Her Super Mega Death Rocket ultimate has its cooldown reduced by 15 seconds at the first level, which allows you to use it more often in the early game

In contrast, Akshan’s Heroic Swing ability got its damage nerfed by 20 at the max level. This tweak may lessen the likelihood of Akshan bullying other Champions, especially in the late game.

Patch Highlights

  • Heroic Swing (E)
    • Damage dealt with each shot decreased to 30/45/60/75/90
  • Ability’s armor decreased to 4/7/10/13/16
  • Get Excited (Passive)
    • Ability’s total Attack Speed has increased to 25%
  • Flame Chompers (E)
    • Ability’s cast range has increased to 925
  • Super Mega Death Rocket (R)
    • Ability cooldown decreased to 75/65/55
  • Lux’s Attack Speed per level has doubled to 2%
  • Illumination (Passive
    • Ability’s mark duration now extends if a basic attack is in flight or Final Spark is being cast
  • Lucent Singularity (E)
    • Damage dealt has increased to [70/120/170/220/270 (+70% Ability Power)]
  • Final Spark (R)
    • Ability cooldown decreased to 60/50/40
  • Blinding Dart (Q)
    • Ability cooldown has decreased to 7
    • Blind duration has increased to 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3 seconds
    • Ability’s missile speed has increased to 2500
  • Goredrinker
    • Removed: 150% base health regeneration effect
    • Removed: Spite passive
    • New: 8% Omnivamp
    • Thirsting Slash: damage dealt changed to [175% base AD physical damage]
  • Stridebreaker
    • Attack damage increased to 50
    • Halting Slash: damage dealt changed to [175% base AD physical damage]

League of Legends Patch 11.21 is expected to launch on the live servers this Wednesday, October 20.

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