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league of legends patch 11.15

Everything to know and expect with Patch 11.15

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Patch 11.15 is now live and with it comes numerous changes, including a new champion.

As expected, Riot Games has released its latest Patch 11.15 update into League of Legends, which introduces a host of changes and a new champion, Akshan. He is now available in-game as a marksman who swings into action while bringing teammates back to life. Besides the new debutant, a flurry of champions is receiving various changes, including Hullbreaker.

Aside from that, Riot Games is also bringing updates into the Ultimate Spellbook alongside its matchmaking process as well as various bug fixes. To top it all off, Riot Games introduced numerous quality of life updates to the gameplay for a better overall experience.

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Champions - Buffs & Nerfs

Annie - nerfed

Disintegrate (Q)

- Damage ratio reduced from 80% AP to 75% AP

 

Aurelion Sol - nerfed

Starsurge (Q)

- Increased cooldown from 11/10/9/8/7 to 12/11/10/9/8 seconds

 

Blitzcrank - buffed

Rocket Grab (Q)

- Increased damage from 70/120/170/220/270 (+100 AP) to 90/140/190/240/290 (+120 AP)

- Increased base armour from 37 to 40

 

The increased damage ratio gives Caitlyn some much-needed firepower for her to dominate the early game. (Image credit: Riot Games)

Caitlyn - buffed

Piltover Peacemaker (Q)

- Increased damage ratio from 130/140/150/160/170% AD to 130/145/160/175/190% AD

 

Cassiopeia - buffed

Twin Fang (E)

- Increased base empower damage from 10/30/50/70/90 to 20/40/60/80/100

 

This is a hard nerf on Gwen, which will result in her having a harder time during the early portions of the game. (Image credit: Riot Games)

Gwen - nerfed

Skip 'N Slash (E)

- Reduced bonus attack speed from 40/50/60/70/80% to 20/35/50/65/80%

 

Irelia - nerfed

Defiant Dance (W)

- Reduced damage ratio from 50% AD (150% maximum AD) to 40% AD (120% maximum AD)

- Reduced physical damage from 40 ~ 80% to 40 ~ 70% (level 1 to 18)

- Reduced magical damage from 20 ~ 40% to 20 ~ 35% (level 1 to 18)

 

Kayle - nerfed

- Reduced magical resistance from 30 to 26

 

Kennen gets a much-needed upgrade for his Q ability as it now has higher burst damage. (Image credit: Riot Games)

Kennen - buffed

Thundering Shuriken (Q)

- Increased damage from 75/115/155/195/235 (+75 AP) to 85/130/175/220/265 (+80 AP)

 

Mordekaiser - buffed

Indestructible (W)

- Decreased cooldown from 14/13/12/11/10 seconds to 12/11/10/9/8 seconds

- Increased stored post-mitigation damage from 35% to 45%

 

Nidalee - buffed

- Increased based HP from 545 to 570

- Increased health growth from 85 to 95

 

While two seconds may not seem like much, her Ferromancy will count for something in the clutch. (Image credit: Riot Games)

Rell - buffed

Ferromancy (W)

- Decreased cooldown from 13 to 11 seconds

 

Rumble - reworked

Junkyard Titan (Passive)

- Decreased overheating duration from 6 to 5.25 seconds

- Fixed heat decay and overheat bug

Electro Harpoon (E)

- Fixed out of range bug where Rumble stops moving when targeting E at extremely long distances

 

Shyvana - buffed

Twin Bite (Q)

- Decreased cooldown from 9/8/7/6/5 seconds to 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds

- Increased first hit damage ratio from 25% AP to 35% AP (AD ratios unchanged)

- Increased second hit damage ratio from 15% AP to 25% AP (AD ratios unchanged)

 

Sylas gets hit hard with the nerf hammer as he now doesn't get as much health back as he would have before. (Image credit: Riot Games)

Sylas - nerfed

Chain Lash (Q)

- Increased detonation damage from 60/115/170/225/280 (+80 AP) to 70/125/180/230/290 (+90% AP)

Kingslayer (W)

- Decreased heal from 30/60/90/120/150 (+45% AP) to 25/50/75/100/125 (+40% AP)

- Decreased maximum heal from 60/120/180/240/300 (+90% AP) to 50/100/150/200/250 (+80% AP)

 

Syndra - buffed

Dark Sphere (Q)

- Reduced mana cost from 60/65/70/75/80 to 40/50/60/70/80

 

Thresh - nerfed

Flay (E)

- Increased cooldown from 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 to 13/12.25/11.5/10.75/10 seconds

Viego is another champion that gets nerfed with his Q ability, losing base damage as well as self-healing from minions. (Image credit: Riot Games)

Viego - nerfed

Blade of the Ruined King (Q)

- Decreased base damage from 25/40/55/70/85 to 15/30/45/60/75

- Increased bonus damage against monsters from 10 to 20

- Decreased healing from damage against marked minions from 50% to 10%

 

Wukong - nerfed

- Decreased base stats from 4 to 2.5

 

Xayah - buffed

Featherstorm (R)

- Decreased cooldown from 160/140/130 to 140/120/100 seconds

 

Items

Hullbreaker

- Increased boarding party resistances from 20 ~ 45 bonus armour and magic resistance to 20 ~ 60 (level 9 - 18)

- Increased boarding party minions resistances from 60 ~ 135 bonus armour and magic resistance to 60 ~ 180 (level 9 - 18)

 

What happens to the meta?

Riot Games have come out for what it's worth and said that there's nothing too wild with Patch Update 11.15. At most, they're adding some much-needed buffs to certain champions that have barely seen the light of day.

The likes of Blitzcrank, Kennen, and Xayah are just some of the names that have received some considerable buffs to bring them back to the Rift. As for the nerfs, popular picks like Gwen, Wukong, and Annie received some big nerfs, which hopefully brings a greater sense of balance to the game.

The change to Hullbreaker could cause some concern as it allows for greater solo split pushing opportunities. This legendary item gets a much-needed buff, giving players who love to solo split push even greater efficiency and value for their gold.

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