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League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch Notes 1.1 Summary
League of Legends: Wild Rift’s newest patch introduces new champions such as Darius, Draven, and Wukong. Also, balances changes will be made to Alistar, Gragas, Janna, Shyvana, Trydamere, and Twisted Fate.
Adjustments were also made regarding to mana cost of champion abilities. Some champion items, in particular tank and anti-tank items, were also adjusted in terms of effect duration. Lastly, the cooldown reduction fixes were made.
The official patch notes for update 1.0A can also be viewed at the game’s official website.
Here are the new champions arriving in Wild Rift:
Darius, The Hand of Noxus
There is no greater symbol of Noxian might than Darius, the nation’s most feared and battle-hardened commander. Rising from humble origins to become the Hand of Noxus, he cleaves through the empire’s enemies—many of them Noxians themselves. Knowing that he never doubts his cause is just, and never hesitates once his axe is raised, those who stand against the leader of the Trifarian Legion can expect no mercy.
Draven, The Glorious Executioner
In Noxus, warriors known as Reckoners face one another in arenas where blood is spilled and strength tested—but none has ever been as celebrated as Draven. A former soldier, he found that the crowds uniquely appreciated his flair for the dramatic, and his unparalleled skill with his spinning axes. Addicted to the spectacle of his own brash perfection, Draven has sworn to defeat whomever he must to ensure that his name is chanted throughout the empire forever more.
Wukong, The Monkey King
Wukong is a vastayan trickster who uses his strength, agility, and intelligence to confuse his opponents and gain the upper hand. After finding a lifelong friend in the warrior known as Master Yi, Wukong became the last student of the ancient martial art known as Wuju. Armed with an enchanted staff, Wukong seeks to prevent Ionia from falling to ruin.
Wukong will be available later during this patch.
Champion Balance and Changes
Riot Games’re making a slight tweak to (2) Headbutt’s timing to promote more variety in Alistar’s beefy plays.
Ability 2: Headbutt
Cooldown: 13/12/11/10s → 14/12.5/11/9.5s
Gragas’ ult is much harder to land in Wild Rift, and it’s a huge part of his play-making potential. Riot Games’re making it a bit faster so he can start the party a bit sooner.
Ultimate: Exploding Cask
Travel time: 6 frames → 4 frames
Janna has slowly fallen off, when her core fantasy should be intact as a highly mobile poke and protect champion. Riot Games’re putting the wind back in her sales by buffing up her (2) Zephyr and (3) Eye of the Storm.
Attack Damage: 46 → 52
Ability 2: Zephyr
Damage: 55/115/175/235 + 50% AP + 25% MS → 65/125/185/245 + 60% AP + 25% MS
Ability 3: Eye of the Storm
Base shield: 80/130/180/230HP → 90/140/190/240HP
Shyvana has been more dragon than human with the way her fireballs have been hurting. Here’s some math to help cool her off.
Ability 3: Flame Breath
Dragon form damage: 75 + level*5 + 30% AD + 30% AP → 45 + level*5 + 20% AD + 30% AP
Dragon form Scorch damage: 45 + level*5 + 10% AD + 20% AP → 30 + level*4 + 10% AD + 20% AP
Tryndamere was pretty average before the crit item nerfs, and he felt weak after we swung the nerf bat. Riot Games’re giving him a little something more to rage about.
Ability 1: Bloodlust
HP% AD: 0.2/0.25/0.3/0.35 → 0.25/0.3/0.35/0.4
Ultimate: Undying Rage
Cooldown: 100/90/80s → 100/85/70s
Riot Games’ve heard feedback from TF players that his deck takes a little too long to search through, so Riot Games making his cards rotate quicker.
Ability 2: Pick a Card
Card rotate time: 0.7s → 0.6s
Riot Games have been feeling that mana costs in the early game are a bit too generous for the majority of the champion roster, which has led to some very low consequence early-game decision making. Riot Games are also taking the time to do some ultimate mana cost standardization while Riot Games at it. All other champion changes are above.
Base Mana Adjustments
Ahri – Mana regen: 21 → 18
Alistar – Mana regen: 21 → 18
Amumu – Mana regen: 21 → 18
- Ability 2: Despair – Mana per second: 10/10/10/10 → 10/11/12/13
- Ultimate: Curse of the Sad Mummy – Mana: 100/150/200 → 100/100/100
Ashe – Mana regen: 12 → 9
- Mana regen per level: 0.5 → 0.7
- Mana regen @ level 15: 19 (unchanged)
Aurelion Sol – Mana regen: 12 → 9
Blitzcrank – Mana regen: 18 → 15
Camille – Mana regen: 18 → 15
Evelynn – Mana regen: 18 → 15
Ezreal – Mana regen: 21 → 9
Fiora – Mana regen: 12 → 9
Fizz – Mana regen: 18 → 15
Graves – Mana regen: 18 → 15
Jax – Mana regen: 15 → 12
Janna – Mana regen: 24 → 21
Jhin – Mana regen: 12 → 9
Jinx – Mana regen: 15 → 12
Kai’Sa – Mana regen: 18 → 15
Lux – Mana regen: 12 → 9
Master Yi – Mana regen: 15 → 12
Nami – Mana regen: 21 → 18
Nasus – Mana regen: 15 → 12
Soraka – Mana regen: 24 → 18
Twisted Fate – Mana regen: 12 → 9
- Ultimate: Destiny – Mana: 150/150/150 → 100/100/100
Vayne – Mana regen: 12 → 9
- Ultimate: Final Hour – Mana: 80/80/80 → 100/100/100
Vi – Mana regen: 18 → 15
- Ultimate: Assault and Battery – Mana: 100/125/150 → 100/100/100
Xin Zhao – Mana regen: 15 → 12
Riot Games are taking a look at the feedback around tanks feeling weak and making some adjustments to both tank and anti-tank items to get the big boys and girls back on the frontlines.
Grievous Wounds Items
Riot Games are standardizing Grievous Wounds (healing reduction) durations across the board. This change should give tanks a slight buff, but we’ll be keeping an eye on other impacts.
Grievous Wounds duration: 1s → 3s
Grievous Wounds duration: 3s (unchanged)
Grievous Wounds duration: 3s (unchanged)
Grievous Wounds duration: 5s → 3s
Grievous Wounds duration: 1s → 3s
Here are the balance changes involving Tank items.
Stuns feel extra long on Wild Rift, and Merc Treads are being outclassed by other boot upgrades. Hopefully a small upgrade on this option’s Tenacity (crowd control reduction) will make them more appealing.
Tenacity: 30% → 35%
These changes should help champions deal with heavy auto-attacking marksmen.
Armor: 10 → 15
Auto attack damage reduction: 10% → 15%
Relative to other Enchants, Gargoyle was very weak and wasn’t worth buying on tanks. Riot Games are significantly powering it up.
Health bonus: 40/100% → 65/130%
Similar to League of Legends on PC, Riot Games is replacing Cooldown Reduction with a stat called Ability Haste. Previously, for an ability with a 100 second cooldown, your 31st point of CDR removed 1 more second off its remaining 70 second cooldown. This reduction is more than 1% of its current value which meant each point of CDR became more and more valuable as you stacked it, forcing us to cap it at 40%.
Conversely, every point of Ability Haste allows you to cast abilities 1% more frequently which means it’s a linear increase in power progression as opposed to CDR’s increasing value per point. Because of this, Ability Haste has no cap which should also allow you to flex your build choices to reflect the needs of the situation more as opposed to planning around a limit. To illustrate the concept a bit more, having 100 Ability Haste means you can cast abilities 100% more frequently (double the amount of casts!), but you’re gonna have to really commit to getting 100.
Below is a list of all changes happening as a result of the stat change. Riot Games leaned a bit more on the conservative side with the tuning on this change so we do expect we need to do some changes in following patches to get things just right.
For the math nerds, the exact formula for how much Ability Haste equates to CDR is as follows:
CDR = 1 – (1/(1+Ability Haste))
Ability Haste – All Changes
- Caulfield’s Warhammer: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Stinger: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Black Cleaver: 20% CDR → 25 Ability Haste
- Trinity Force: 20% CDR → 25 Ability Haste
- Umbral Glaive: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Youmuu’s Ghostblade: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Duskblade of Draktharr: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Manamune: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Muramana: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Maw of Malmortius: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Death’s Dance: 10% CDR → 15 Ability Haste
- Fiendish Codex: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Lost Chapter: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Passive – Haste: Renamed to Insight
- Passive – Insight: Grants 10 Ability Haste
- Sheen: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Lich Bane: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Nashor’s Tooth: 20% CDR → 25 Ability Haste
- Luden’s Echo: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Harmonic Echo: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Awakened Soulstealer: 20% CDR → 25% Ability Haste
- Ultimate CDR per stack: 3% → 3 Ultimate Haste per stack
- Ultimate Haste affects your ultimate ability’s cooldown as Ability Haste would
- Athene’s Unholy Grail: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Ardent Censer: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Archangel’s Staff: 20% CDR → 25 Ability Haste
- Seraph’s Embrace: 20% CDR → 25 Ability Haste
- Kindlegem: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Glacial Shroud: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Iceborn Gauntlet: 20% CDR → 25 Ability Haste
- Spirit Visage: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Abyssal Mask: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Zeke’s Convergence: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Warmog’s Armor: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Guardian’s Vow: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Winter’s Approach: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
- Fimbulwinter: 10% CDR → 10 Ability Haste
Ionian Boots of Lucidity: 10% CDR → 15 Ability Haste
- Summoner Spell cooldown reduction: 10% → 15%
Evolved Blue Buff
- 20% CDR → 20 Ability Haste
Hunter – Genius
- 2.5% CDR + 1.5% CDR per Unique Takedown → 2.5 Ability Haste + 2.5 Ability Haste per Unique Take Down
- Max Ability Haste: 15
Riot Games want taking Dragons to be impactful, and eventually, Wild Rift will adopt the Dragon Soul system in the future. These changes are the first step toward that!
- Base Burn Damage: 50 true damage per second over 3 seconds → 45 true damage per second over 3 seconds (150 total → 135 total)
- Burn Damage per Dragon: Now scales from 45/60/75/90 per 1/2/3/4 Dragon your team has taken (including Elder Dragon itself) (135/180/225/270)
- Elder Dragon elemental effect now increases by 50% per dragon taken
- 150% → 150/200/250/300% per 1/2/3/4 Dragons your team has taken
Junglers sometimes hit level 5 before laners, so we want to delay jungler speeds a little. This should also relieve some pressure on the jungler to use Smite before their first camp reaches the spell’s execute range.
Initial charge: Smite’s initial second charge delayed by 10 seconds
Runes – Fleet Footwork
Fleet is appropriately powerful in PvP situations but the amount of sustain it was providing for safer ranged champions felt too strong, particularly in the early game. We’re taking a lesson we learned from League PC and adding a constraint so that ranged laners don’t get to ignore poke completely by taking Fleet Footwork.
Healing effectiveness: Against minions, the healing effectiveness for ranged champions is reduced to 30%.
Added support French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Russian, and Vietnamese.
- Added the option to ping ability cooldowns
- Added the option for fixed joystick controls
- Academy Darius
- High Noon Darius
- Primetime Draven
- Soul Reaver Draven
- More skins will be released throughout the patch!
- Improved Wild Rift’s matchmaking to lower ping and skill disparity
- Added a limit to gifts sent in one day
- Lowered AFK penalty timings
- Chat settings will now default to off until account level 8, when team chat will be available by default. Players can opt in to chat at any time.
- Emotes now glow in-game. Shiny!