League of Legends patch 9.15 – Project 2019

League of Legends patch 9.15 arrives on the PBE this week, but we've got an early look at the skins making their way to the game

League of Legends patch 9.15 hits the PBE very soon, but Riot has already offered a look at what we should expect from the new update. While League of Legends patch 9.14 was a bit of a whopper, design director Andrei ‘Meddler’ Van Roon said that the next four patches (that’s 9.15-9.18) will be “smaller patches, focused on stability and lower scope balance work.” That’s in preparation for Worlds, which will take place later this year, on patch 9.19.

Balance changes for this update are, therefore, likely to be pretty small. As the changes haven’t hit the PBE just yet, I’m largely speculating here, but I’d say relatively safe bets are the return of Wukong and Malphite, who have been undergoing significant testing over the last few patch cycles.

When it comes to skins, however, Riot already has plenty to show off. Patch 9.15 heralds the return of the Project skin line, with a legendary Pyke skin leading the charge. As a Jinx main, however, I know where my Riot Points will be going…

League of legends patch 9.15 release date and downtime

We don’t have an exact release date for League of Legends patch 9.14, but updates tend to release every two weeks. With that in mind, expect the new patch to arrive on Wednesday, July 31.

League of Legends patch 9.15 balance changes

Champion Changes

Evelynn – nerfed

Hate Spike (Q):
Cooldown refund against monsters decreased to 50% from 60%.

Galio – buffed

Colossal Smash (P):
Now affected by CDR.
Damage increased to 15-200 from 15-180.
Justice Punch (E):
Damage increased to 90/130/170/210/250 from 80/120/160/200/240.

Graves – buffed

Quickdraw (E):
Armor increased to 8/11/14/17/20 from 5/7.5/10/12.5/15.

Karma – nerfed

Inspire (E):
Mantra bonus shield decreased to 25/80/135/190 + 50% AP from 30/90/150/210 + 60% AP.

Kha’Zix – buffed

Taste Their Fear (Q):
Damage increased to 60/85/110/135/160 from 50/75/100/125/150.

LeBlanc – buffed

Ethereal Chains (E):
E2 damage increased to 70/110/150/190/230 from 60/90/120/150/180.

Lee Sin – buffed

Sonic Wave/Resonating Strike (Q):
Q1 damage increased to 55/80/105/130/155 from 50/75/100/125/150.
Q2 damage increased to 55/80/105/130/155 from 50/75/100/125/150.

Lissandra – buffed

Base HP increased to 550 from 518. HP per level increased to 90 from 87.
Frozen Tomb (R):
Damage AP increased to 75% from 60%.

Lucian – buffed

The Culling (R):
Damage increased to 20/40/60 from 20/25/50.

Malphite – buffed

Seismic Shard (Q):
Slow increased to 20/25/30/35/40% from 15/20/25/30/35%.
Thunderclap (W):
First hit bonus damage increased to 30/45/60/75/90 from 20/35/50/65/80.

Poppy – buffed

Steadfast Presence (W):
Movement speed increased to 40% from 35%.

Qiyana – changed

Audacity (E):
Damage is now flashable.
Supreme Display of Talent (R):
Cooldown changed to 120/100/80 seconds from 100 seconds at all ranks.

Rumble – nerfed

Scrap Shield (W):
Shield value decreased to 80/110/140/170/200 from 100/130/160/190/220.

Soraka – buffed

Starcall (Q):
Damage increased to 75/110/145/180/215 from 60/95/130/165/200.

Swain – buffed

Death’s Hand (Q):
Range increased to 725 units from 625 units.

Syndra – buffed

Unleashed Power (R):
Damage per sphere increased to 90/140/190 from 90/135/180.
Minimum damage increased to 270/420/540 from 270/405/540.

Vayne – buffed

Condemn (E):
Wall damage increased to 150% increased damage from 100% increased damage.

Xerath – changed

Rite of the Arcane (R):
Range increased to 5000 units at all ranks from 3200/4400/5600 units.

League of Legends patch 9.15 Skins

Project: Pyke – 1820 RP

Here’s his splash:

Project Akali – 1350 RP

Here’s her splash:

Project Irelia – 1350 RP

Here’s her splash:

Project Irelia also comes with a Prestige Edition skin:

Project Jinx -1350 RP

Here’s her splash:

Project Warwick – 1350 RP

Here’s his splash:

LEague of Legends patch 9.15 Login screen

Every League of Legends patch comes with its own Login Screen. They’re always fairly excellent, and this one is sure to be no exception. Patch 9.14’s hasn’t shown up yet, but it’s likely to be based on the new Project skins.

That’s all we’ve got for you in League of Legends patch 9.15. You can keep up to date with the live version of the game with the League of Legends patch 9.14 notes, or just play some Teamfight Tactics. Beyond that, be sure to join us again for League of Legends patch 9.16 in the very near future.