League of Legends patch 9.1: Blood Moon Aatrox and new Masterwork items

League of Legends patch 9.1 brings three new Blood Moon skins to the Rift, as well as some monumental changes to Ornn

League of Legends Season 9 is just around the corner. Season 8 comes to an end soon, so patch 9.1 has hit the PBE to give you an early look at the first changes heading to the game in the new season.

For the most part, balance changes look pretty minimal. There are a couple of tweaks to Fiora, Kalista, and Katarina, as well as adjustments to Hail of Blades and Shield Bash. The biggest set of changes comes to Ornn, however. The Fire Below the Mountain gets two new Masterwork items and a tweak to his passive allowing him to craft items for his team, as well as changes across the entirety of his kit that are sure to impact his competitive viability.

When it comes to skins, the Blood Moon line sees several additions this patch. Aatrox, Sivir, and Pyke join one of the most populous skin lines in the entire game. If that weren’t enough, Aatrox also follows in the fancy footsteps of K/DA, with a Prestige Edition version of his brand-new skin.

League of Legends Patch 9.1 Release Date and Downtime

We don’t have an exact release date for patch 9.1. Patches normally arrive on a bi-weekly schedule, but we know that the next update won’t arrive until early January.

League of Legends Patch 9.1 Balance Changes

 League of Legends patch 9.1 Champion Changes


Twilight Shroud (W):
Base duration increasd to 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 seconds from 4/4.5/5/5.5/6 seconds.

Alistar – nerfed

Trample (E):
Total damage decreased to 80/110/140/170/200 from 100/125/150/175/200.
Basic attack damage at 5 Trample stacks decreased to 20 + 15 per level from 40 + 15 per level.

Ashe – changed

Hawkshot (E):
Hawkshot grants Ashe assists on enemy champions that it reveals, but only if they were otherwise unseen.

Aurelion Sol – buffed

Starsurge (Q):
Minimum re-cast time decreased to 0.25 seconds from 0.65 seconds.

Caitlyn – buffed

Piltover Peacemaker (Q):
Damage increased to 50/90/130/170/210 from 30/70/110/150/190. Wide shot damage changed to 40% less damage from 33% less damage.
Ace in the Hole (R):
Target range increased to 3500 units at all ranks from 2000/2500/3000 units.

Cassiopeia – nerfed

Noxious Blast (Q):
Mana cost increased to 50/60/70/80/90 from 50/55/60/65/70.
Total damage decreased to 75/120/165/210/255 from 75/125/175/225/275.

Corki – buffed

Missile Barrage (R):
Damage increased to 90/115/140 from 75/100/125.

Fiora – buffed

Duelist’s Dance (P):
Movement speed decay increased to 2 seconds from 1.5 seconds.

Jinx – buffed

Zap! (W):
Zap’s cast time now decreases as Jinx gains attack speed.

Kalista – changed

Base AD:
Increased to 67 from 62.
AD per level
Increased to 4 from 3.6.
Attack speed per level
Increased to 4 from 3.5
Pierce (Q):
Damage increased to 20/85/150/215/280 from 10/70/130/190/250.
Sentinel (W):
No longer gains AD when near Oathsworn.
Rend (E):
Now deals 50% damage to Epic monsters.

Kassadin – nerfed

Base HP regen:
Decreased to 1.2 from 1.6.

Katarina – changed

Shunpo (E):
Teleport time changed to 0 second delay from 0.075 second delay (total cast time unchanged).

Nasus – buffed

Siphoning Strike (Q):
Stack gain on Champion, large minion, and large monster kills increased to 12 from 6.

Neeko – nerfed

Base damage
Decreased to 70/115/160/205/250 from 80/125/170/215/260.
Secondary damage decreased to 35/55/75/95/115 from 40/60/80/100/120.

Ornn – buffed

Base AD
Omcreased to 69 from 67.72
HP per level
Increased to 95 from 90.
Regen increased to 0.18 from 0.16.
Armor per level
Increased to 4 from 3.
Living Forge (P):
New effect: “When Ornn hits level 11 any upgradable items he currently owns or buys in the future will automatically become upgraded for no cost. For the next 4 levels after 11, each level will allow Ornn to upgrade an item for an ally (max 1 per ally) at no cost. Ornn must get close to his ally and click on them, which will cause him to forge his ally’s item and replace it for them when he’s finished.”
Ornn and his allies now have access to two new Masterwork items – Iceborn Gauntlet can be upgraded to Frozen Fist, Youmuu’s Ghostblade into to Youmuu’s Wraithblade, Blade of the Ruined King into Might of the Ruined King, and Luden’s Echo into Luden’s Pulse.
Now grants an additional 10% bonus Armor and Magic Resistance from all sources.
Volcanic Rupture (Q):
Mana cost decreased to 45 at all ranks from 55 at all ranks.
Slow changed to 40% at all ranks from 40/45/50/55/60%.
Damage decreased to 20/45/70/95/120.
Magma pillar delay decreased to 1 second from 1.125 seconds.
Bellows Breath (W):
No longer grants a shield on use.
Now grants Unstoppable for the duration.
Unstoppable duration decreased to 0.75 seconds from 3.5 seconds.
Duration decreased to 0.75 seconds from 1 second.
Brittle damage increased to 10% + 0.5% per level from 7% + 0.3% per level.
Cooldown changed to 12 seconds at all ranks from 17/15/13/11/9 seconds.
Damage changed to 12% + 0.5% per level from 10% + 0.5% per level.
Searing Charge (E):
Mana cost changed to 35/40/45/50/55 from 50 at all ranks. Knockup duration increased to 1.25 seconds from 1 second.
Call of the Forge God (R):
R1’s slow no scales with the amount of time the R1 has existed for – Maximum slow increased to 40/60/80% from 40/50/60%.
R2’s knockup duration is now decreased to 50% on subsequent targets after hitting an enemy champion.

Pyke – nerfed

MR per level
Decreased to 1.5 from 2.
Bone Skewer (Q):
Stab damage to minions and monsters beyond the first decreased to 30% from 50%.
Death from Below (R):
Execute threshold damage decreased to 250-550 from 250-605.

Sejunai – buffed

HP per level
Increased to 105 from 88
Armor per level
Increased to 4.25 from 3
Base MR
Increased to 32.1 from 27.1
MR per level
Increased to 1.25 from 0.75.
Fury of the North (P):
Frost armor linger increased to 3 seconds from 2 seconds.
Arctic Assault (Q):
Damage increased to 80/120/160/200/240 from 60/90/120/150/180.
Winter’s Wrath (W):
Second hit damage increased to 30/70/110/150/190 from 30/65/100/135/170.
Permafrost (E):
Stun duration decreased to 1 second at all ranks from 1/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4 seconds.
Damage increased to 40/80/120/160/200 from 20/35/50/65/80.
Range decreased to 560 units from 750 units.

Singed – buffed

Base HP:
Increased to 610 from 580.
Fling (E):
Target’s max health as damage ratio increased to 6/6.5/7/7.5/8% from 4/5/6/7/8%.

Sivir – changed

Boomerang Blade (Q):
Now deals reduced damage to each subsequent non-Champion target.
Ricochet (W):
Bounce damage increased to 55/60/65/70/75% from 50/55/60/65/70%.

Tristana – buffed

Explosive Charge (E):
Minimum damage increased to 70/80/90/100/110 from 60/70/80/90/100.
Minimum bonus AD increased to 50/70/90/110/130% from 50/65/80/95/110%.

Varus – buffed

Blighted Quiver (W):
Active minimum damage increased to 6/8/10/12/14/% of target’s missing health from 6/7/8/9/10% of target’s missing health. Active max health damage increased to 9/1215/18/21/% from 9/10.5/12/13.5/15%.
Chain of Corruption (R):
Damage increased to 150/220/250 from 100/175/250.

Vayne – changed

Final Hour (R):
Tumble cooldown now reduced by 50% on use of Final Hour.

Warwich – buffed

Base AD
Increased to 65 from 63.

Xayah – buffed

Bladecaller (E):
Root duration increased to 1.25 seconds from 1 second.

League of Legends patch 9.1 Item changes

Ardent Censer – buffed

Unique passive
Heal and shield power increased to 10% from 8%

Forbidden Idol – buffed

Unique passive:
Cooldown reduction increased to 10% from 5%.

Mikael’s Crucible

Unique passive:
Heal and shield power increased to 20% from 15%.

Redemption – buffed

Heal and shield power:
Increased to 10% from 8%.

Tiamat – nerfed

Increased to 1325 from 1200 Combine cost increased to 475 from 350
Titanic Hydra/Ravenous Hydra
Combine costs increased due to Tiamat changes.

Zeke’s Convergence – nerfed

Unique passive:
Ally attack burn damage decreased to 30% from 50%.

League of Legends patch 9.1 Rune Changes

Celerity – buffed

Movement bonus effectiveness
Increased to 10% from 8%.

Shield Bash – buffed

Increased to 5-30 from 4-21

Hail of Blades – buffed

Attack speed
Increased to 110% from 75%.
Attacks that are resets do not count towards this cap.
Attack speed increased to 10% from 9%.

 League of Legends patch 9.1 other changes

  • Outer turret Armor and Magic Resist after Turret Plating falloff increased from 0 to 40
  • Turret destruction and first turret local gold is divided among nearby champions and nearby Assisters for the turret kill.

League of Legends patch 9.1 skins

Blood Moon Aatrox – 1350 RP

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Here’s his splash:

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Blood Moon Aatrox also comes with a golden Prestige Edition:

 Blood Moon Pyke – 1350 RP

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Here’s his splash:

Blood Moon Sivir – 1350 RP

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Here’s her splash:

League of Legends patch 9.1 Login Theme

Every League of Legends patch comes with its own Login Theme. They’re all fairly excellent, and patch 9.1’s is no exception. It’s based on Snowdown 2018.

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That’s everything we have to show you in League of Legends patch 9.1. Make sure to check back for patch 9.2 in the very near future.