League of Legends patch 11.9 notes – DWG, Conqueror skins, Hecarim nerfs

League of Legends' 11.9 patch brings the DWG Worlds skins plus a Conqueror look for Jax, including a prestige

April 28, 2021:  Patch 11.9 has headed to live! Check out the League of Legends patch 11.10 notes to see what’s coming up next.

Spring is in full swing, League of Legends fans, and a new patch is rolling in. League of Legends patch 11.8 has left the PBE to make its debut on the live Rift, with new champion Gwen, a raft of balance changes, and new Dragonslayer and Blackfrost skins in tow. Now, it’s 11.9’s turn for a round of testing, so let’s see what’s coming.

First up, those Damwon Gaming/DWG Worlds skins Riot unveiled on social media have now hit the testing grounds, which means all-new looks for Jhin, Kennen, Leona, Nidalee, and Twisted Fate inspired by the winning team. The skin line for the five lucky League of Legends champions has a fantasy warrior aesthetic with icy blue and silver colours, and looks pretty striking. Oh, and we’ve got two new Conqueror skins on the way for Jax, too – a regular and prestige edition. You can check all these out in the champion skins section below.

There’s also now a whole lot of champion and item balance changes on the PBE to check out, including several nerfs coming up for diver champ Hecarim, which you can see below. Be sure to keep checking back over the fortnight as we’ll keep it updated with everything getting buffed, nerfed, and tweaked in the coming patch in the balance changes section below.

Anyway, that’s enough from us – on with the show. Here are the tentative League of Legends patch 11.9 notes based on what’s getting tested on the PBE right now (cheers, Surrenderat20!).

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 11.9 RELEASE DATE AND DOWNTIME

According to the League of Legends 2021 patch schedule, League of Legends patch 11.9 is due to go live on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Maintenance times have now been confirmed, and will begin at 3am PT for NA servers, 5am UK time for EUW servers, and 3am CET for EUNE servers, and last for approximately three hours.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 11.9 BALANCE CHANGES

Champion Changes

Diana – nerfed

Stats:
Base heath regeneration decreased to 6.5 from 7.5
Armour per level decreased to 3.1 from 3.6
Moonsilver Blade (Passive):
Attack Speed gained decreased to [15-40%] from [20-40%]

Dr Mundo – nerfed

Stats:
Attack Damage dealt per level decreased to 3 from 3.5
Armour per level decreased to 3 from 3.5

Garen – nerfed

Courage (W):
Passive Armour and Magic Resist gained for each stack decreased to 0.2 from 0.25

Gragas – nerfed

Body Slam (E):
Damage dealt by ability decreased to 80/125/170/215/260 from 80/130/180/230/280

Hecarim – changed

Stats:
Base armour decreased to 32 from 36
Armour per level increased to 4.25 from 4
Rampage (Q):
Increased damage dealt from on-hit stack changed to [2% + 3% bonus AD] from a flat 5%
Spirit of Dread (W):
Healing effect changed to [(30% + 2.5% bonus AD) of damage these enemies take from Hecarim and (15% +1.25% bonus AD) of damage taken from his allies] from [30% damage from any source]
Devastating Charge (E):
Minimum Damage decreased to 30/50/70/90/110 from 35/65/95/125/155
Maximum Damage decreased to 60/100/140/180/220 from 70/130/190/250/310

Heimerdinger – nerfed

Hextech Micro-Rockets (W):
Damage dealt first by rockets decreased to 50/75/100/125/150 from 50/80/110/140/170
Damage dealt in total decreased to 90/135/180/225/270 from 90/144/198/252/306
Damage dealt by additional rocket hits decreased to 10/15/20/25/30 from 10/16/22/28/34

Kayn – buffed

Reaping Slash (Q):
Damage dealt as Darkin Slayer increased to [65% Attack Damage (+5% [+4% per 100 bAD] target’s maximum health)] from [55% Attack Damage (+5% [+4% per 100 bAD) target’s maximum health)]

Kindred – buffed

Dance of Arrows (Q):
Damage dealt by ability increased to 60/85/110/135/160 from 60/80/100/120/140
Ability cooldown decreased to 8 from 9

Kog’Maw – buffed

Caustic Spittle (Q):
Armour and Magic Resist Shred increased to 25/27/29/31/33% from 20/22/24/26/28%
Void Ooze (E):
Mana cost decreased to 60/70/80/90/100 from 80/90/100/110/120

Lulu – buffed

Whimsy (W):
Cooldown decreased to 15/14/13/12/11 seconds from 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
Attack Speed increased to 25/27.5/30/32.5/35 from 20/23.75/27.5/31.25/35

Morgana – nerfed

Tormented Shadow (W):
Damage dealt to monsters decreased to 185% from 200%

Rumble – nerfed

Junkyard Titan (Passive):
Additional magic damage dealt on-hit when overheated decreased to [5-40] from [10-50]
Ratio of Ability Power decreased to 25% from 30%

Sett – buffed

Haymaker (W):
Grit consumed true damage dealt by punch percentage increased to [25+20 per 100 bAD] from [25+10 per 100 bAD]
The Show Stopper (R):
Bonus Attack Damage ratio increased to 120% from 100%

Shen – changed

Stand United (R):
Value of ability’s shield changed to [120/310/500 (+17.5% bHP)(+135%AP)] from [175/130/525 (+135% AP)]
Minimum Shield Health increased to 140/320/500 from 120/310/500
Maximum Shield Health increased to 224/512/800 from 192/496/800

Taric – buffed

Starlight’s Touch (Q):
Ability’s Mana Cost decreased to 70/75/80/85/90 from 70/80/90/100/110

Trundle – buffed

Pillar of Ice (E):
Slow effect dealt increased to 32/39/46/53/60% from 20/30/40/50/60%

Vladimir – nerfed

Transfusion (Q):
Cooldown increased to 9/7.9/6.8/5.7/4.6 seconds from 9/7.75/6.5/5.25/4 seconds

Xerath – buffed

Arcanopulse (Q):
Damage dealt by ability increased to [70/110/150/190/230 (+85% AP)] from [80/120/160/200/240 (+75% AP)]
Eye of Destruction (W):
Damage dealt increased to [60/95/130/165/200 (+60% AP)] from [60/90/120/150/180 (+60% AP)]

Here’s an early patch preview from Riot giving us an idea of which champs and items are getting buffed, nerfed, and changed this patch:


Item Changes

Sunfire Aegis

Effects:
Immolate – damage dealt to monsters has increased to 150% from 100%

Turbo Chemtank

Effects:
Immolate – Damage dealt to monsters with Immolate increased to 150% from 100%

Wit’s End

Effects:
Attack Damage increased to 40 from 30
Recipe:
Recipe has been changed to the following: [Hearthbound Axe + Negatron Cloak + Long Sword + 75g]

Death’s Dance

Effects:
Attack Damage increased to 55 from 50
Armour increased to 45 from 40

Dead Man’s Plate

Effects:
Health decreased to 300 from 400

Moonstone Renewer

Effects:
Healing from Starlit Grace increased to 70 from 60

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 11.9 – NEW CHAMPION SKINS

New Champion Skins

CONQUEROR JAX – LEGACY SKIN
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Here’s the CONQUEROR JAX splash art:

CONQUEROR JAX – PRESTIGE EDITION

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There’s no CONQUEROR JAX PRESTIGE EDITION splash art just yet, but keep checking back!

DWG JHIN – 1350 RP – LEGACY SKIN

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PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: DWG Jhin! from LeaguePBE

DWG KENNEN – 1350 RP – LEGACY SKIN

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PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: DWG Kennen from LeaguePBE

DWG LEONA – 1350 RP – LEGACY SKIN

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PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: DWG Leona from LeaguePBE

DWG NIDALEE – 1350 RP – LEGACY SKIN

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PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: DWG Nidalee! from LeaguePBE

DWG TWISTED FATE – 1350 RP – LEGACY SKIN

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PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: DWG Twisted Fate from LeaguePBE

Here’s the shared DWG JHIN, KENNEN, LEONA, NIDALEE, and TWISTED FATE splash art:

Here are Riot’s skin previews of the new skins:

And, as Riot has explained on social media, the Conqueror Jax and DWG skins this patch will be Legacy skins – but we’ll have to wait a little longer for more details on this:


KOG’MAW VFX UPDATE

As Oliver ‘Beardilocks’ McDonald recently explained on Twitter, “everyone’s favourite void pupper, Kog’Maw” is getting a VFX update soon! The champ’s now come to the PBE for a longer period of testing, and you can get an idea of what Riot’s got planned via the dev’s tweets below:


Miscellaneous Changes

  • Full Machine Viktor is getting some changes, which are now on the PBE!


That’s all there is for the tentative League of Legends patch 11.9 notes right now, but keep heading back to this page over the patch’s two-week-long testing cycle as we’ll keep it updated with all the changes hitting the PBE ahead of the update’s live debut. Assuming you want to keep up with all the latest changes headed to Riot’s MOBA, that is? Of course you do.

We also have a handy guide to the best League of Legends champions to play if you’re a beginner and keen to get into the game, while our sister site The Loadout has a League of Legends ranks guide if you’re on the lookout for tips on how to work your way up those ladders.

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