League of Legends patch 10.6 notes – One for All returns, eight new Champion skins, and Aphelios nerfs

League of Legends patch 10.6 brings eight new skins and even more Wukong testing

Can you believe it’s already March, LoL fans? As we head further into 2020, the League of Legends updates keep on dropping, with LoL patch 10.5 now live and ready to sink your pearly whites into. That means it’s time to take a look at what’s on the way to Riot’s MOBA with its sixth update of the year – read on to see all there is to come in LoL patch 10.6!

First up, there’s a raft of eight new skins on the way this patch – and they’re pretty stunning. As well as a two legendary Cosmic looks for the Lady of Luminosity, Lux (including a Dark variant), Malphite (plus a Prestige edition), Mordekaiser, and Xerath are the lucky recipients of Dark Star skins. Champs Talon, Taric, and Twitch get some medieval-inspired RPG skins, which would make them look right at home supping mead in one of Runeterra’s finest taverns. Twitch’s adorable skin even gives him a glowing hunk of cheese to wield. Sweet!

But that’s not all – there are already plenty Champion and item balance changes up for testing on the multiplayer game’s PBE. Death’s Dance, for example, returns this cycle for some more adjusting.

And good news if you’re a fan of the Monkey King – it looks like the Wukong rework might at last be done (or very nearly done). “The Wukong kit you’ve seen on PBE is locked. You can expect it to ship as-is (minus numbers tuning/balance adjustments),” Champion designer August Browning has announced on Twitter. However, he also says he’s just been “slapped with jury duty this coming week”, so while the studio’s plan is to finally ship the rework this patch, it could potentially be the next.

Take a look at the now locked changes to Wukong below – they’re extensive so brew yourself a coffee and get stuck in.

Last but not least, with Lux’s new Legendary skins she gets all-new VO – check it out further down. Read on to check out what’s in store for LoL patch 10.6 with the full notes below.


As reflected in the 2020 League of Legends patch schedule, League of Legends patch 10.6 will go live on Wednesday, March 18. Maintenance is due to start at 03:00 AM PST for NA servers, 05:00 GMT for EUW servers, and 03:00 CET for EUNE servers, and it’ll last for approximately three hours.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS One for All mode returns

One for All

League of Legends’ arcade-style mode One for All is back in a surprise return to the game, for a limited time. The mode, which gets five players taking charge of just one single Champion choice in a 5v5 team battle, hasn’t been seen in-game for around two years – but now it’s appeared on the PBE for testing.
Game mode designer Geoff Marsi has given us an update on what the mode will bring this time round on Twitter: “There are a bunch of new faces to see and new combos to try, from Sett’s bounce-house to the Yuumi mothership! We’re also experimenting with a number of changes to make games quicker and smoother.”

Riot says it’ll be monitoring One for All’s newest incarnation, and invites players to keep the feedback coming. It’s on the PBE to try now, so go dive in!


Champion Changes

Anivia – changed

Glacial Storm (R):
Anivia’s ultimate is no longer cancelled by CC (of any type)
The ultimate’s Frostbite now lasts for the same amount of time as the Q’s Frostbite

Aphelios – nerfed

This ability’s lifesteal decreased to 3-20% from 8-25%
Minion damage decreased to 30% from 45%
Mini Chakram:
Damage decreased to 24-164% tAD from 30-173% tAD

Brand – changed

Blaze (Passive):
New! “Blaze deals 120% damage to monsters and deals a maximum of 80 damage per second.”

Darius – nerfed

Crippling Strike (W):
Bonus damage decreased to 40/45/50/55/60% tAD from 50/55/60/65/70% tAD
Mana cost increased to 40 from 30
Appprehend (E):
Mana cost changed to 70/60/50/40/30 from 45

Draven – buffed

Blood Rush (W):
Movement speed increased to 50/55/60/65/70% from 40/45/50/55/60%

Garen – nerfed

MR per level decreased to 0.75 from 1.25
Judgment (E):
Critical scaling decreased to 33% from 50%

Hecarim – changed

Onslaught of Shadows (R):
Duration of fear effect increased to 0.75 to 2 seconds (dependent on distance) from 0.75 to 1.5 seconds (dependent on distance)

Kayn – buffed

Passive orb rate increased

Kindred – buffed

AD per level increased to 2.5 from 2.26
Wolf’s Frenzy (W):
The amount of missing health that gets restored increased to [46+3 per level] from [28+4 per level]
Lamb’s Respite (R):
Healing increased to 250/325/400 from 200/250/300

Morgana – changed

Movement speed increased to 335 from 330
Tormented Shadow (W):
New! “Tormented Shadow deals 1.5% damage to non epic monsters.”
Black Shield (E):
Shield amount increased to 80/135/190/245/300 from 60/120/180/240/300

Ryze – buffed

Mana regeneration per level increased to 1 from 0.8
Rune Prison (W):
Damage increased to 80/110/140/170/200 from 80/100/120/140/160

Senna – nerfed

Absolution (Passive):
Mist Stack AD decreased to 0.75 from 1
Cooldown per target (weakened souls) changed to [6/5/4 for levels 1/6/11] from 4

Shaco – nerfed

Hallucinate (R):
The auto attack from clones decreased to Clone auto attack damage lowered from 75% tAD to from 75% tAD

Shen – buffed

Twilight Assault (Q):
Maximum damage dealt to monsters increased to 120/140/160/180/200 from 75/100/125/150/175

Soraka – buffed

Starcall (Q):
Total healing increased to 50/60/70/80/90 from 40/50/60/70/80
Movement speed increased to 15/17.5/20/22.5/25% from 10/12.5/15/17.5/20%

Teemo – changed

Blinding Dart (Q):
New! “Teemo blinds minions and monsters for 200% of his blind’s base duration.”
Toxic Shot (E):
New! “Toxic Shot’s poison does 150% damage to monsters.”

Twisted Fate – buffed

Pick a Card (W):
AP ratio of Blue Card increased to 90% from 50%
AP ratio of Red Card increased to 60% from 50%

Urgot – buffed

Corrosive Charge (Q):
Duration of slow effect increased to 1.25 seconds from 1 second
Disdain (E):
Duration of stun effect increased to 1 second from 0.75 seconds

Veigar – buffed

Base AD increased to 52 from 50.71 AD per level increased to 2.7 from 2.625 Base armor increased to 23 from 22.55
Baleful Strike (Q):
Damage increased to 80/120/160/200/240 from 70/110/150/190/230

Wukong – extensive changes

Base HP decreased to 540 from 577.8
Mana increased to 300 from 265.84
Mana per level increased to 45 from 38
Mana Regeneration per 5 seconds (MP5) decreased to 8 from 8.042
Base MR decreased to 28 from 32.1
Stone Skin (Passive):
Armor changed to [5 + 0.33~ per level] from [4/6/8 per nearby champion]
Magic resistance removed
New! This ability now grants 0.5% maximum health regeneration per 5 seconds
“These bonuses are increased by 62.5% for 5 seconds every time he or his clones hit an enemy Champion or monster with an attack or spell, stacking up to 8 times (up to [30-66] armor and 3% max health per 5 seconds)”
Enemy checks increased to once every 0.25 seconds from every 1 second
Crushing Blow (Q):
Bonus damage changed to [30/55/80/105/130 (+50% bAD)] from [10/15/20/25/30 (+0-40% AD)]
Bonus range changed to 75/100/125/150/175 from 125
New! This ability’s cooldown is reduced by half a second each time Wukong’s (or one of his clones’) basic attacks or spells deal damage
Cooldown increased to 9/8.5/8/7.5/7 from 9/8/7/6/5
This ability’s cast time now scales alongside attack speed
Warrior Trickster (W):
New! This ability’s now got a dash (with a range of 300)
Duration of stealth decreased to 1 second from 1.5 seconds
This ability no longer deals AoE damage on despawning
Cooldown increased to 20/19/18/17/16 from 18/16/14/12/10
Mana cost changed to 60 at all ranks from 50/55/60/65/70
New! Changes to Wukong’s clone include:
Wukong’s clone now mimics his attacks (and ultimate) but does 50/55/60/65/70% damage
For basic attacks, Wukong’s clone will now try to attack enemies the Champion’s recently hit
For Q, the clone’s next attack gets empowered
For E, the attack speed buff is gained by the clone
For R, the clone will begin to spin, knocking up enemies that haven’t previously been struck
Wukong’s clone copies his animation state on spawning Tower attacks kill the clone instantly
Nimbus Strike (E):
Damage changed from [80/120/160/200/240 (+80% AP) Magic] from [65-205 (+80% bAD) physical]
Duration of attack speed buff increased to 5 from 4
Cooldown changed to 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 from 8
Mana cost decreased to 30/35/40/45/50 from 45/50/55/60/65
The offset distance from the unit Wukong’s dashed to is changed to 75 from 0
Attack speed increased to 40/45/50/55/60% from 30/35/40/45/50%
Cyclone (R):
Wukong can now cast R for a second time in an 8 second window. The second cast will not be able to knock up enemies struck by the first cast, however
Duration of spin decreased to 2 seconds from 4 seconds
Damage per second changed to [110% tAD +4/6/8% max HP (+1.1% per 100 tAD)] from [20/110/200 (+110% tAD)]
Spinning movespeed changed to [20%] from [5-40% based on time]
Duration of lockout in between casts of R increased to 1 second from 0.5 seconds
Tick rate decreased to 0.25 seconds from 0.5 seconds
Conqueror now gets applied for each tick of damage
Spinning attack range decreased to 50 from 175, helping Wukong close in on his target
Duration of attack speed now gets refreshed while Wukong spins
New! This ability now includes a buff timer to the spell icon, indicating how much spinning time Wukong has remaining

Xerath – buffed

Eye of Destruction (W):
Slow effect on enemies caught in the centre of the blast increased to 66.7% from 50%
Rite of the Arcane (R):
Damage increased to 200/250/300 (+45% AP) from 200/240/280 (+43% AP)

Yorick – changed

Shepherd of Souls (Passive):
New! Large monsters will now always leave a grave
New! “Yorick’s Ghouls take 50% less damage from monsters.”

Zyra – changed

Garden of Thorns (Passive):
New! “Zyra’s plants deal 150% damage to non-epic monsters.”

Item Changes

Death’s Dance – changed

New! This item’s recipe is now: [Aegis of the Legion + Vampiric Scepter + Caulfield’s Warhammer + 500g]
Total cost increased to 3600 from 3500
AD decreased to 50 from 80
New! +30 armor
New! +30 magic resist
Unique Passive:
New! 20% of damage taken will now apply as a bleed effect for ranged Champ players

Funnel Changes

Monster Hunter penalty
The penalty for Monster Hunter now also decreases minions’ XP by 50%
This impacts the following items:
Hunter’s Talisman
Hunter’s Machete
Skirmisher’s Sabre
Stalker’s Blade

Spell Changes

Teleport – changed

Cooldown changed to 480-240 based on level from 360
New! This spell now grants [30-45% Movement Speed dependent on level] for 3 seconds following the teleport

Champion Skins

Cosmic Lux (Legendary variant) – 1820 RP
League of Legends Cosmic Lux Legendary skin in-game
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Here’s the splash:
League of Legends skin Legendary Cosmic Lux
Dark Cosmic Lux (Legendary variant) – 1820 RP
League of Legends Dark Cosmic Lux skin
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Here’s the splash:
League of Legends Dark Cosmic Lux splash
Here are the new voiceovers for Cosmic and Dark Cosmic Lux:
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Dark Star Malphite – 1350 RP

League of Legends Dark Star Malphite
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Here’s the splash:

League of Legends Dark Star Malphite splash art

Here’s the Dark Star Malphite Prestige Edition:

League of Legends Dark Star Malphite Prestige

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Here’s the (reworked) splash:

Dark Star Mordekaiser – 1350 RP

League of Legends Dark Star Mordekaiser in-game

Dark Star Mordekaiser’s also already got some tweaks, so he now shows planets instead of floating rocks – check it out:

Here’s the splash:
League of Legends Dark Star Mordekaiser skin splash
Dark Star Xerath – 1350 RP
League of Legends Dark Star Xerath skin in-game

Here’s the splash:

League of Legends Dark Star Xerath skin splash

Talon Blackwood – 1350 RP

League of Legends Talon Blackwood skin in-game

Here’s the splash:

League of Legends Talon Blackwood skin splash art

Taric Luminshield – 1350 RP

League of Legends Taric Luminshield skin in-game

Plus, there are some new Taric Luminshield VFX changes below:

Here’s the splash:

Twitch Shadowfoot – 1350 RP

League of Legends Twitch Shadowfoot skin in-game

Voiceover designer Julian ‘Riot Zimberfly’ Samal has also revealed a reworked VO for Twitch’s Shadowfoot skin – check it out below:


As spotted by Surrenderat20, something exciting has popped up in the PBE game files – a Fiddlesticks map with a model of the specialist Champ  included. It’s not clear what the map looks like just yet but you can take a look a the extracted model of Fiddlesticks on the site here.

It’s likely whatever it is ties into the upcoming Fiddlesticks rework that Riot said would be coming sometime this year. Perhaps it might not be much longer until we see the transformation hit the PBE, too.

That’s all we’ve got for LoL patch 10.6 right now. Be sure to keep checking back in the next two weeks to make sure you don’t miss any of the new teaks and changes Riot will be testing ahead of the update’s launch.

In the meantime, get a look at LoL patch 10.5 to see what’s just landed in the live game, as well as our LoL tier list to find out which the best League of Legends Champions to play are right now. There’s also a LoL skins and Champions sale on this week, in case you’re in the market for a new character or style.

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