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League of Legends patch 10.2 notes - Aphelios and item balance changes

League of Legends patch 10.2 brings some balance adjustments to Aphelios - but not the long-anticipated Wukong Champion update

Well League of Legends fans, here we are at the start of a new decade and a brand new update cycle. League of Legends patch 10.1 has landed, bringing a ton of balance changes and Sett, LoL’s new Juggernaut Champion. League of Legends season 10 is upon us, and that means it’s time to check out what’s just hit the MOBA game’s PBE testing servers ahead of patch 10.2.

While it seemed League of Legends patch 10.2 would bring the long-anticipated Wukong rework, with the Monkey King seeing some extensive balance change testing on the PBE early on this cycle, it now seems that players will have to wait a little longer for the Champion’s update. Lead LoL gameplay designer Mark Yetter recently tweeted that Wukong’s overhaul wasn’t ready for patch 10.1, and while it seemed it could have arrived in 10.2, the Diver Champ’s balance changes have now been reverted.

That means we’ll likely have to wait until patch 10.3 or later to see the big changes to Wukong to go live – be sure to keep checking back to find out.

In the meantime, however, those Guardian of the Sands and Dragonslayer skins introduced as part of the last patch are continuing on the PBE for some more testing this cycle. You can get a look at them in the League of Legends patch 10.1 notes. Plus, there are a bunch more general Champion balance changes and some item changes to look out this round – read on below to see what’s about to hit the live servers.

League of Legends Patch 10.2 Release Date and Downtime

League of Legends patch 10.2 arrives tomorrow, January 23. It’s not clear just yet when server maintenance is expected to begin, but it often starts around 03:00 PT for NA servers, 05:00 GMT for EUW servers, and 3:00 CET for EUNE servers and the downtime usually lasts around three hours – however, this isn’t confirmed so keep checking back to find out.

League of Legends 10.2 Balance Changes

Champion Changes

Aphelios – changed

Q cooldown increased to 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 from 9/8.25/7.5/6.75/6
Mark damage changed to [15 (+20% bAD)] from [20/25/30/35/40 (+30% bAD)]
Q damage changed to [30% bAD per hit] from [35% bAD]
Off-hand AD value changed to [1-2.23 (for 0-10 mini Crescendum)] from [1-2.64 (for 0-10 mini Crescendum)]

Draven – changed

Whirling Death (R):
Bonus AD changed to 110/130/150% from 110%

Jinx – buffed

Get Excited! (P):
Bonus movement speed now also applies when damaging Epic Monsters.

Karma – buffed

Inner Flame (Q):
Damage increased to 90/135/180/225/270 from 80/125/170/215/260
Focused Resolve (W):
Damage increased to 40/65/90/115/140 from 30/55/80/105/130

Lulu – buffed

Armor increased to 29 from 28.22
AD increased to 47 from 46.368
Help, Pix! (E):
Cooldown decreased to 8 from 10

Nautilus – nerfed

Dredge Line (Q):
Damage decreased to 70/115/160/205/250 from 80/130/180/230/280

Qiyana – changed

Terrashape (W):
Attack speed changed to 5/10/15/20/25% from 20%

Sona – buffed

Song of Celerity (E):
Haste % for allies increased to [10/11.5/13/14.5/16% (+4% per 100 AP)] from [10/11/12/13/14 (+3% per 100 AP)]
Haste % for Sona increased to [25% (+4% per 100 AP)] from 10-14 (+3% per 100 AP)]

Sylas – changed (note these are mid-patch hotfix changes, already live)

Petricite Burst (Passive):
Primary target damage increased to [130% AD (+25% AP)] from [[110% AD (+25% AP)] Attack speed while active increased to 80% from 60%
Chain Lash (Q):
Q2 damage increased to [60/115/170/225/280 (+80% AP)] from [60/105/150/195/240 (+80% AP)]
Kingslayer (W):
Cooldown decreased to [13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds] from [14/12.5/11/9.5/8 seconds]

Trundle – buffed

Frozen Domain (W):
Movement speed increased to 30/35/40/45/50% from 20/25/30/35/40%
Pillar of Ice (E):
Slow effect increased to 20/30/40/50/60% from 15/25/35/45/55%

Viktor – fixed

Hex Core bugfix:
“Viktor now gets his base mana per level (25) instead of hexcore mana value (5-15)”

Ziggs – changed

Bouncing Bomb (Q):
Damage increased to 85/130/175/220/265 from 75/120/165/210/225
Satchel Charge (W):
Knockback increased to 500 from 400
Hexplosive Minefield (E):
Slow changed to 30/35/40/45/50% from 20/25/30/35/40%

Item Changes

Cloak of Agility – nerfed

Chance of a critical decreased to 20% from 25%

Frozen Heart – buffed

Armor increased to 110 from 100

Stormrazor – nerfed

Attack damage decreased to 50 from 55


Every League of Legends patch has its own login screen. They’re usually great, and patch 10.2’s is sure to be no exception. Given League of Legends season ten has now arrived, perhaps it’ll reflect the 2020 season and usher in a whole new year for the game.

That’s all we’ve got for League of Legends patch 10.2. You can stay up to date with the current version of the game via the League of Legends patch 10.1 notes, and make sure to check back for the LoL patch 10.3 notes in the very near future. You might also find our and our LoL tier list of champions for 10.2 guide handy.