League of Legends patch 9.5 notes – Kayle and Morgana reworks

League of Legends patch 9.5 is just around the corner, with major reworks to the game's most violent siblings

The latest League of Legends patch is nearly here. League of Legends patch 9.5 was slightly delayed thanks to a pushback for League of Legends patch 9.4, but there are still plenty of balance changes (and a lot of new skins) to check out.

The headline change is the joint Kayle and Morgana reworks. The celestial sisters are both in line for some significant changes this patch. Morgana’s tweaks will primarily be visual, granting a brand-new appearance, but her ultimate and W are both getting some slight updates to bring her more up to date with the rest of the roster. Kayle, on the other hand, is almost unrecognisable, and she looks like she’s gearing up to be an absolute monster. In terms of other balance changes, Vi’s overhaul is back for its third round of testing, and new additions Neeko and Sylas are getting some minor tweaks.

In terms of cosmetics, the pair are getting several new splash arts to match their new looks. A whole bunch of those will be shared, noting the siblings’ ongoing tussle for control. There’s also a new Prestige Edition skin for K/DA Ahri, while Brand joins the Arclight skin line. You can check them all out below.


League of Legends patch 9.5 will release in the early hours of the morning tomorrow, March 6. Servers will go down at 03:00 PT for NA, 05:00 GMT for EUW, and 03:00 CET for EUNE. You’ll be able to log in again after about three hours.

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Kayle and Morgana reworks

 The celestial sisters are both in line for some significant changes this patch. We’ll start with Morgana, who’s getting a visual update, as well as a few minor changes to her kit.
At the moment, it’s looking like Morgana’s update will help her finish off weaker enemies, with a potential execute affect on her W, Tormented Soil. In the mid and late-game, she’ll also have a decent movespeed boost on her ultimate when moving towards enemy champions, making it easier to keep them in range.
When it comes to Kayle, though, there are some even bigger changes.
  • HP regen/5 decreased to 6 from 7.
  • HP regen/5 growth decreased to 0.5 from 0.6.
  • Divine Ascent (P):
    • Kayle ascends through four forms before reaching her divine state.
      • Level 1 – Zealous: Basic attacks increase Attack Speed by 6% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. At max stacks Kayle becomes Exalted, gaining 15% Movement Speed towards enemy champions.
      • Level 6 – Aflame: Exalted attacks launch fire waves that deal 10/15/20/25/30 (+20% AP)(+10% total AD) [scales with points in E] magic damage.
      • Level 11 – Arisen: Attack range is increased to 550, Exalted Attack Speed per stack is increased to 10%.
      • Level 16 – Transcendent: Become permanently Exalted. Fire waves deal true damage. “
  • Radiant Blast (Q):
    • 60/65/70/75/80 mana
    • 12/11/10/9/8 second cooldown
    • “Kayle summons a celestial sword that stops on the first enemy hit. The sword deals 70/115/160/205/250 (+50% AP)(+60% AD) to the target and enemies behind it, slows by 26/32/38/44/50% for 2 seconds, and shreds Armor and Magic Resistance by 20% for 3 seconds.”
  • Celestial Blessing (W):
    • 80/85/90/95/100 mana
    • 15 second cooldown
    • “Kayle and target allied champion are healed for 60/90/120/150/180 (+30% AP) and gain 26/32/38/44/50 (+1% per 10 AP) Movement Speed for 2 seconds.”

  • Starfire Spellblade (E):
    • 50/55/60/65/70 mana
    • 8 second cooldown
    • Passive: Attacks deal 10/15/20/25/30 (+20% AP)(+10% total AD) bonus magic damage.
    • Active: Kayle’s next attack becomes ranged and deals 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% of the target’s missing health as bonus magic damage. This attack upgrades when Kayle reaches Level 6, causing it to explode when it hits the target, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
  • Divine Judgement (R):
    • 100 mana
    • 160/120/80 second cooldown
    • Kayle makes an allied champion invulnerable for 2/2.5/3 seconds.
      Then, after a cast time, she purifies the area around them dealing 200/350/500 (+80% AP)(+100% bonus AD) to nearby enemies.
Here’s what all of that looks like, with Kayle and Morgana’s champion spotlights:
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Here are their updated base splashes:



It’s all very Diablo-esque, and there’s plenty on offer – heals, speed boosts, invulnerability, true damage, AoE, and more besides.

Patch 9.5 Champion Changes

Akali – buffed

Assassin’s Mark (Passive):
Edge of ring movement speed duration
MS toward enemies after crossing the ring extended to half the duration of the passive buff (2 seconds).
Twilight Shroud (W):
Akali is now only revealed by towers when within attack range of the tower, rather than sight range.
Akali now only needs to exit and re-enter the shroud once to extend its duration by 3 seconds (rather than up to 6 times).
Shuriken Flip (E):
First cast damage increased to 80/115/150/185/220 from 60/90/120/150/180.
Second cast damage decreased to 50/80/110/140/170 from 60/90/120/150/180.
Perfect Execution (R):
Cooldown decreased to 100/85/70 seconds from 120/100/80 seconds.

Cho’Gath – buffed

Vorpal Spikes (E):
Spike damage increased to 22/34/46/58/70 from 20/30/40/50/60.

Dr. Mundo – changed

Masochism (E):
Magic resistance per stack increased to 3% from 2%.
Max stacks changed to 2/5/8/11/14 from 3/6/9/12/15.

Ezreal – nerfed

Mystic Shot (Q):
Cooldown reduction on champion hit decreased to 1.25 seconds from 1.5 seconds.
Essence Flux (W):
Damage decreased to 70/120/170/220/270 from 80/135/190/245/300.

Gangplank – buffed

Powder Keg (E):
Bonus damage to champions increased to 80/105/130/155/180 from 60/90/120/150/180 .
Cannon Barrage (R):
Magic damage per wave increased to 40/70/100 AP from 35/60/80.
Max damage increased to 480/840/1200 from 420/740/1020.

Graves – buffed

Base AD increased to 66 from 63.

Jhin – buffed

Dancing Grenade (Q):
AD increased to 45/52.5/60/67.5/75% from 40/47.5/55/62.5/70%.

Morgana – changed

Tormented Shadow (W):
Name changed form Tormented Soil
Damage is now increased by up to 170% based on targets’ missing Health.
Tormented Shadow’s cooldown is now reduced by 5% every time Morgana is healed by Soul Siphon.”
Soul Shackles (R):
Morgana now gains 5/35/55% movement speed towards enemies she has chained.

Neeko – changed

Tangle-Barbs (E):
Neeko now only needs to hit 1 enemy to empower Tangle-Barbs, down from 2.
First unit hit will be rooted for 0.7/0.9/1.1/1.3/1.5 seconds. All other units will be rooted for 1.8/2.1/2.4/2.7/3.0 seconds.

Nunu & Willump – nerfed

Base HP decreased to 570 from 590.
Consume (Q):
Healing decreased to 75/110/145/180/215 from 75/120/165/210/255.

Rakan – buffed

Grand Entrance (W):
Damage increased to 70/120/170/220/270 + 70% AP from 70/115/160/205/250 + 70% AP. Speed changed to 1500 from 1400/1445/1480.

Skarner – buffed

Crystal Spires (P):
Spire radius increased to 1600 units from 1150 units.

Sylas – buffed

Kingslayer (W):
Damage increased to 60/100/140/180/220 from 60/90/120/150/180.
Damage ratio increased to 65% from 55%.
Healing increased to 60/80/100/120/140 from 50/80/110/140/170.

Tryndamere – changed

Battle Fury (P):
Crit chance per 1 fury changed to 0.35/0.4/0.45/0.5% (at levels 1/6/11/16) from 0.35%.

Vi – changed

Attack speed per level decreased to 2 from 2.5.
Blast Shield (P):
Cooldown changed to 12 seconds from 16-12 seconds.
Shield size changed to 15% max health from 10% max health.
Shield cooldown is now reduced by 3 seconds whenever you proc Denting Blows (W).
Vault Breaker (Q):
AD ratio increased to 160% bAD from 140 bAD.
No longer deals reduced damage to minions and monsters.
Denting Blows (W):
Attack speed increased to 30/37.5/45/52.5/60% from 30/35/40/45/50%.
Triggering Denting Blows now reduced the cooldown of Blast Shield by 3 seconds.
Excessive Force (E):
AD ratio decreased to 110% tAD from 115% tAD.
AP ratio increased to 90% from 70%.
AoE can now crit.
Assault and Battery (R):
Damage increased to 150/325/500 + 110% bAD from 150/300/450 + 140% bAD.
No longer deals reduced damage to additional targets.
CC duration on secondary targets increased to 0.75 seconds from 0.25 seconds.
Knockback distance on secondary targets increased to 350 units from 250.
Cooldown increased to 120/100/80 seconds from 110/85/60 seconds.

Yorick – nerfed

Eulogy of the Isles (R):
Maiden damage decreased to 0/10/40 from 10/20/40.
Maiden on-hit damage decreased to 3/6/9% of target’s max health from 5/7.5/10% of target’s max health.

Patch 9.5 Item Changes

Relic Shield line

Healing changed to [value based on missing health] from [flat value + % missing health]
Relic Shield: 5 to 30 based on missing health
Targon’s Brace: 10 to 60 based on missing health
Remnant of the Aspect: 15 to 90 based on missing health

Stormrazor – buffed

AD increased to 60 from 55.
Attack speed increased to 30% from 25%.

Patch 9.5 Rune Changes

Conqueror – nerfed

Adaptive force decreased to 2-6 per stack from 2-10.
Ranged stack duration decreased to 2 seconds from 3 seconds.

Cut Down – buffed

Bonus damage increased to 5-12% from 4-10%.

Patch 9.5 Skins

Thanks to those Kayle and Morgana reworks, there are a whole load of revamped cosmetics to check out. A few of the skins haven’t changed, so we’ve left them out, but you can find the rest in the images below.
Elsewhere, there’s a new Prestige Edition skin for K/DA Ahri, and a fiery new addition to the Arclight skin line for Brand.

Kayle and Morgana base splash art

Battleborn Kayle

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Here’s her splash (shared with Exiled Morgana):

Viridian Kayle

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Here’s her splash:

Aether Wing Kayle

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Here’s her splash:

Judgement Kayle

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Here’s her splash:

Silver Kayle

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Here’s her splash:

Tanscended Kayle (formerly Unmasked Kayle)

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Here’s her splash:

Riot Kayle

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Here’s her splash:

Blade Mistress Morgana

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Here’s her splash:

Blackthorn Morgana

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Here’s her splash:

Exiled Morgana

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Here’s her splash (shared with Battleborn Kayle):

Sinful Succulence Morgana

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Here’s her splash:

K/DA Ahri Prestige Edition – 100 Prestige Tokens

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Here’s her splash:

Arclight Brand – 1350 RP

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Here’s his splash:

LEague of Legends patch 9.5 Login screen

Every League of Legends patch comes with its own custom login screen. They’re all fairly excellent, and patch 9.5’s is no exception – this time around, it’s based on the Kayle and Morgana reworks.

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That’s everything we’ve got for you in terms of patch 9.5. As ever, this is all PBE content at this point, so it’s all subject to change. Make sure to join us again for League of Legends patch 9.6 very soon.