Dark Harvest balance changes, Viktor nerfs, and a new champion: Neeko!
Illaoi (Buffed) - Illaoi's E and R have had their cooldown decreased.
Akali (Nerfed) - Akali's W has had it's maximum duration decreased.
Camille (Nerfed) - Camille's base attack speed has been reduced.
Galio (Buffed) - Galio's Q, E, and R have been buffed.
Heimerdinger (Buffed) - Heimerdinger's upgraded W has been buffed.
Irelia (Nerfed) - Irelia's W cooldown has been increased.
Jax (Nerfed) - LeBlanc's W cooldown has been increased.
Viktor (Changed) - Viktor's Q has been nerfed, however his E has been buffed to compensate.
Patch 8.23 Preseason
This is a huge patch so make sure to watch everything in the video!
Aatrox (Buffed) - Aatrox got a slight change to his ultimate, trading duration for a buff to bloodwell. Aatrox is going to continue to be a strong pick in both solo lanes this patch.
Taliyah (Nerfed) - Taliyah got changes to her Q that will result in slower jungle clears. She is going to remain on our jungle A tier for the time being.
Ezreal (Buffed) - W base damage increased; AP ratio now scales with rank. R damage decreased against minions and non-epic monsters but no longer falls off per target hit.
Lissandra (Changed) - New passive. Mana regeneration growth increased. Q, W costs decreased. W damage decreased. Short E dashes are faster. R ratio decreased.
Doran's Shield (Changed) - Passive regeneration now based on missing health.
Guinsoo's Rageblade (Changed) - On-hit flat damage increased; ratios removed. Now grants armor and magic penetration. Stacks no longer grant AD/AP. Cost decreased.
Hunter's Machete (Buffed) - The Monster Hunter gold penalty removed has been removed from both Hunter's Machete and Hunter's Talisman.
Relic Shield (Buffed) - Minion execute threshold increased for Relic Shield and it's upgrades.
Control Ward (Nerfed) - Control Ward inventory cap reduced. Trinkets scale with average level of all champs in the game instead of owner's level. Warding Totem ward duration decreased late.
This is a small balance patch that will only have a slight impact on the game. Check out the 8.22 Tier Lists to see what champions you should pick to dominate.
Fiora (Changed) - Fiora's lunge will now prioritize her ultimate’s vitals over her passive’s vitals.
Maokai (Buffed) - Maokai's E's base max health damage is being increased and the cooldown is being decreased as well. Riot specifically mentioned that this will be a nice bump for “jungle” Maokai, but it will likely only affect top lane.
Viktor (Changed) - The base damages of Viktor's R and Q are being reduced. However, the ratios of these abilities are being increased to compensate. This change is aimed at top lane Viktor.
Nunu & Willump (Buffed) - Nunu and Willump's base AD is being increased from 57 to 61. There is also a huge increase to Consume’s healing when targeting an enemy champion. Both the base and ratio values are being increased.
Trundle (Buffed) - Trundle's Q will have both increased base damage and ratio scaling.
Akali (Nerfed) - The first change to Akali is the removal of last hit assistance. The second change is a major cooldown increase to her W at early ranks. The last change decreases the base damage of her ultimate at rank 1 and increases the base damage by the same amount at rank 3.
LeBlanc (Nerfed) - The base damage on LeBlanc's W is being reduced by 10 at all ranks.
Pyke (Changed) - Pyke's passive will now scale heavily off AD (as opposed to HP). His W will cost less mana and grant less speed, however the speed increase will now scale with lethality. Pyke's E stun duration will be reduced, but will now also scale with lethality.
Welcome to the League of Legends Meta Page!
This patch features a variety of champion changes to every role. There aren't any major changes that will affect the meta this time around.
Alistar (Nerfed) - Alistar's base HP is being reduced this patch. You'll have to be more careful in early game encounters. Alistar is going to remain a S tier champion for this patch.
Ashe (Buffed) - Ashe's passive and W are being buffed this patch. She'll have more utility, but will still lack damage. Ashe is going to a B tier ADC this patch.
Aurelion Sol (Nerfed) - Aurelion Sol's base HP is being nerfed, but base HP regen is being buffed. The numerical values of this change weren't significant. Aurelion Sol will continue to be a strong A tier mid laner.
Ezreal (Buffed) - Ezreal's W is going to deal more damage this patch. This should help Ezreal out, but he might still lack carry potential. Ezreal is still an A tier champion, but is at risk for being put into the B tier.
Irelia (Nerfed) - Irelia's base movement speed is reduced. This nerf isn't going to have a large effect on Irelia. She is still a S tier mid and top laner.
Ivern (Buffed) - Ivern is getting buffs to his base movement speed, W damage, and E shield. This will help Ivern, but won't make him a top tier pick. Ivern doesn't have a spot in our tier list this patch.
Kai'Sa (Nerfed) - Kai'sa's passive and R shield duration are being nerfed. Her AP build's late game won't be as strong in the late game, but should still be great overall. Kai'sa is still in our S tier this patch.
Karma (Buffed) - Karma's empowered W root duration is being increased. This buff should help Karma's playmaking ability substantially. Karma is going to remain in our B tier until we see more players perform well with her.
Karthus (Buffed) - Karthus's mana cost on W and R are being reduced this patch. The cooldown of W is being reduced as well. This should help Karthus in the early and mid game. Karthus doesn't have a spot in our tier list this patch.
Zac (Buffed) - Zac's Q is receiving a damage buff. The value of the buff isn't very high, so there won't be a significant effect. Zac isn't performing well enough for a spot on our tier list.
Zoe (Buffed) - Zoe is receiving a damage buff on her Q and cooldown reduction on her E. These changes are great and should help Zoe a lot. She is going to remain off of our tier list for now, but should make an appearance soon.
Winrates & Availability by Roles – Patch 8.24