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League of Legends patch 8.21: K/DA and Halloween skins

League of Legends patch 8.21 brings two new skin sets to the Rift - Kled, Janna, and Ekko get spooky as K-Pop comes to LoL

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League of Legends’ next big update is patch 8.21, and it’s dropping just in time for Halloween. When it comes to balance, Riot are likely gearing up for the pre-season, so don’t expect this to be a huge patch. Thankfully though, a total of eight new skins means there’s plenty to feast your eyes on.

Patch 8.21 is probably going to drop just a week ahead of Halloween, so it would be remiss of Riot not to bring some spooky new content to the Rift. Halloween skins for Ekko, Janna, and Kled are all heading to the game in the next update, but sadly there doesn’t seem to be any Harrowing event this year.

That’s ok though, because Worlds should be enough to keep you going for another few weeks. And to celebrate there’s a brand-new skin line – Ahri, Akali, Kai’Sa, and Evelynn have formed a K-Pop band. K/DA will be heading to a stage near you later this patch, and there’s even a special Prestige Edition skin for Kai’sa – perfect for kicking off a solo career.

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We don’t know the exact release date for patch 8.21 yet, but the schedule is bi-weekly, so expect it on Wednesday, October 24. We’ll update when Riot do, but keep an eye on the server maintenance page for the latest update.

Patch 8.21 Champion Changes

Alistar – nerfed

Base HP:
Decreased to 573.36 to 613.36.

Aurelion Sol – changed

Base HP
Decreased to 510 from 562.
HP regen
Increased to 1.4 from 1.3.

Ezreal – buffed

Essence Flux (W):
Damage increased to 75/125/175/225/275 from 75/120/165/210/255.


Base Movespeed:
Decreased to 335 from 340.

Ivern – buffed

Base Movespeed:
Increased to 330 from 325.
Brushmaker (W):
Damage increased to 30/37.5/45/52.5/60 from 20/30/40/50/60.
Triggerseed (E):
Shield value increased to 80/115/150/185/220 from 75/110/145/180/215.

Kai’Sa – changed

Second Skin (P):
Passive Proc damage changed to [15% + (2.5% per 100AP) Missing HP] from [15% + (3.75% per 100AP) Missing HP].
Killer Instinct (R):
Shield duration decreased to 2 seconds from 3 seconds.

Karma – changed

Focused Resolve (R):
Root duration changed to 1.4/1.55/1.7/1.85/2 seconds from 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds.

Karthus – buffed

Wall of Pain (W):
Mana cost decreased to 70 from 100.
Cooldown decreased to 15 seconds from 18.
Requiem (R):
Mana cost decreased to 100 at all ranks from 150/175/200.

Zac – buffed

Stretching Strikes (Q):
Damage increased to 40/55/70/85/100 from 30/40/50/60/70.

Paddle Star (Q):

Paddle Star (Q):
Damage increased to [(7-50 based on level)(+50/80/110/140/170)(+60%AP)] from [(7-50 based on level)(+50/75/100/125/150)(+60%AP)].
Sleepy Trouble Bubble (E):
Cooldown decreased to 16/15/14/13/12 seconds from 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds.

Patch 8.21 Item Changes

Edge of Night – buffed

Channel time:
Decreased to 1 second from 1.5 seconds.
Decreased to 3000 gold from 3100.
Combine cost:
Decreased to 625 from 725.

Essence Reaver – buffed

Decreased to 3000 gold from 3200.
Combine cost:
Decreased to 250 from 450.

Patch 8.21 Rune Changes

Currently, there are no Rune changes in patch 8.21, but keep checking back for further updates.

Patch 8.21 Skins

 Trick or Treat Ekko – 1350 RP
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Here’s his splash:

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Count Kledula – 1350 RP
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Here’s his splash:

Bewitching Janna – 1350 RP
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Here’s her splash:

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K/DA Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, and Kai’Sa – 1350 RP each

Here’s their joint splash:
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The K/DA skins also introduce new Prestige Edition skins, starting with K/DA Kai’Sa Prestige Edition. She can only be earned with 2,500 Worlds Tokens. Check her out below:
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Each patch has its own login screen with unique music. They’re always fairly excellent, and 8.21’s is no exception. This time around it’s based on the Tales from the Rift event.

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There, you’re all filled in on League of Legends patch 8.21. Make sure to check back for patch 8.22 in the very near future.