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League of Legends patch 10.5 notes – Blackfrost and Hextech skins, Sett nerfs, and Neeko buffs

League of Legends patch 10.5 brings some epic new skins for Alistar, Rek'Sai, Renekton, and Sejuani

The League of Legends testing cycle keeps on turning as we head towards spring, brighter mornings, and chocolate shaped like eggs and rabbits. LoL patch 10.4 is live, which means it’s time to see what League of Legends season 10 brings us next. Let’s take a look at all the goodies on the way to Riot’s MOBA in LoL patch 10.5!

It looks like the winter frost isn’t fully behind us just yet, as the latest update sees a return of the epic Blackfrost skin line. This time it’s vanguard Champ Alistar, Rek’Sai The Void Burrower, and diver Renekton’s turn to join the roster of Dark Ice Corruptants. Plus, there’s another Hextech skin to check out, too – and the Fury of the North, Sejuani, is the lucky recipient. Get a look at the splash art, in-game shots, and skin previews below.

Eternals (Champion-specific stat trackers) are also making a return with a major revamp. They’ve hit the PBE for testing and are expected to drop along with LoL patch 10.5. You can read more about the League of Legends Eternals changes here.

But that’s not all – there are already a bunch of Champion balance changes on the PBE for a certain Monkey King. That’s right, the Wukong rework is yet again being tested ahead of its launch into the live game “in a patch soon”, as LoL lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter announced recently. It’s not clear when this might be, or if it’ll arrive with LoL patch 10.5, but you can get a look at the tentative tinkerings Riot’s rolled out on the PBE below.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 10.5 RELEASE DATE AND DOWNTIME

As reflected in the 2020 League of Legends patch schedule, League of Legends patch 10.5 will go live on Wednesday, March 4. According to Riot, the maintenance times are set for 03:00 AM PST for NA servers, 05:00 GMT for EUW servers, and 03:00 CET for EUNE servers. The downtime is estimated to last for three hours.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 10.5 BALANCE CHANGES

Champion Changes

Alistar – buffed

Stats:
Base HP increased to 600 from 575
Triumphant Roar (Passive):
Time after which Alistar can gain new stacks once he’s consumed Triumph stacks changed to immediately from after a 3 second cooldown

Amumu – nerfed

Curse of the Sad Mummy (R):
Cooldown increased to 150/125/100 from 130/115/100 seconds

Bard – nerfed

Traveler’s Call (Passive):
Damage dealt per 5 chimes collected decreased to 12 from 15

Blitzcrank – nerfed

Stats:
Base armour decreased to 37 from 40

Darius – buffed

Hemorrhage (Passive):
Damage dealt to monsters increased to 175% from 120%

Graves – buffed

Stats:
Magic resist increased to 32 from 30
Magic resist per level increased to 1.25 from 1
End of the Line (Q):
Mana cost changed to 60 at all ranks from 60/65/70/75/80
Cooldown decreased to 12/11/10/9/8 from 13/12/11/10/9

Kai’Sa – changed

Icathian Rain (Q):
AP ratio decreased to 25% from 40%
Number of evolved missiles fired increased to 12 from 10
Void Seeker (W):
Damage increased to [30/55/80/105/130 (+70% AP)(+130% tAD) from [20/45/70/95/120 (+60% AP)(+150% tAD)
Cooldown refunded on Champion hit increased to 70% from 50%

Kayn – changed

The Darkin Scythe (Passive):
Orb spawn rate changed to [“smooth growth (Effectively you should get 3% more orbs)”] from [increases at 0/8/12 minutes]
Blade’s reach (W):
Slow effect on enemies increased to 70% from 60%

Lissandra – buffed

Ice Shard (Q):
AP ratio increased to 80% from 70%

Mordekaiser – buffed

Darkness Rise (Passive):
Maximum damage dealt to monsters increased to 28-164 from 25-120

Neeko – buffed

Stats:
Attack speed per level increased to 3.5% from 3%
Attack speed ratio increased to 0.67 from 0.645
Tangle-Barbs (E):
AP ratio increased to 60% from 40%
Pop Blossom (R):
Shield increased to [75/100/125 (+75% AP)] from [50/80/110 (+50% AP)]

Ornn – nerfed

Living Forge (Passive):
The level at which Ornn can start upgrading eligible items into masterwork items for himself raised to 13 from 12
The level at which Ornn can start upgrading eligible items into masterwork items for allies raised to 14 from 13
Bellow’s Breath (W):
Amount of Brittle damage dealt decreased to [10-18% based on Ornn’s Level] from [12-20.5% based on Ornn’s level]

Poppy – changed

Hammer Shock (Q):
Maximum damage dealt to non-Champs increased to 50/80/110/140/170 from 40/60/80/100/120 [[this balance tweak doesn’t match the one on Riot’s changelist, however]

Rammus – nerfed

Stats:
Attack speed ratio decreased to 0.625 from 0.656

Sett – nerfed

Stats:
Base armor decreased to 33 from 37
Base HP regeneration decreased to 7 from 8
HP regeneration per level decreased to 0.5 from 0.75
The Show Stopper (R):
Duration of slow effect decreased to 1 second from 1.5 seconds

Sivir – changed

Boomerang Blade (Q):
Damage dealt per pass changed to [35/50/65/80/95 (+70/85/100/115/130% tAD)(+50% AP)] from [35/55/75/95/115 (+70/80/90/100/110% tAD)(+50% AP)]
On the Hunt (R):
Minimum movement speed changed to 20/25/30% from 20%

Sona – buffed

Stats:
Base AD increased to 49 from 45
AD per level increased to 3 from 2
Song of Celerity (E):
Bonus movement speed increased to 20% at all ranks from 10/11/12/13/14%

Item Changes

Blade of the Ruined King – changed

Unique Passive:
New! Melee Champs now deal 12% of target’s current health as damage

Boots of Swiftness – buffed

Effects:
Movement speed increased to 60 from 55

Boots of Mobility – nerfed

Cost:
Cost increased to 1000 from 900

Death’s Dance – changed

Recipe:
New! Recipe changed to: [Aegis of the Legion + Vampiric Scepter + Caulfield’s Warhammer + 400 gold]
Effects:
AD decreased to 60 from 80

Frostfang – changed

Unique Passive – Tribute:
New! This item now says: “While nearby an ally Champion, damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold.”

Harrowing Crescent – changed

Unique Passive – Tribute:
New! This item now says: “While nearby an ally Champion, damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold.”

Ravenous Hydra – changed

Effects:
Life Steal effect increased to 18% from 12%

Spectral Sickle – changed

Unique Passive – Tribute:
New! This item now says: “While nearby an ally Champion, damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold.”

Spellthief’s Edge – changed

Unique Passive – Tribute:
New! This item now says: “While nearby an ally Champion, damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold.”

Titanic Hydra – changed

Effects:
Unique Passive – Cleave’s basic attack damage increased to [5 + 1.5% of your max health] from [5 + 1% of your max health]
Unique Passive – Cleave’s splash damage increased to [40 + 3% of your max health] from [40 + 2.5% of your max health]

Champion Skins

 Blackfrost Alistar – 1350 RP
Blackfrost Alistar skin League of Legends
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Here’s the splash:

Blackfrost Rek’Sai – 1350 RP
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Here’s the splash:

Blackfrost Renekton – 1350 RP

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Here’s the splash:

Hextech Sejuani – 10 Gemstones

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Here’s the splash:


LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 10.5 LOGIN SCREEN

Every League of Legends patch has its own login screen. They’re usually great, and patch 10.5’s is sure to be no exception. It’s not clear yet what its theme might be, but with some striking new Blackfrost skins on the way, perhaps we could see these take centre stage. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.


That’s all we’ve got for League of Legends patch 10.5. You can stay up to date with the current version of the game via the LoL patch 10.4 notes and our LoL tier list of the current best League of Legends champions. Be sure to check back for the LoL patch 10.6 notes in the very near future, too.

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