League of Legends Patch Changes Plenty of Champions Ahead of Worlds 2021

With League of Legends' Worlds 2021 competition quickly approaching, players have now gotten the patch notes for the final selection of "Worlds-focused champion buffs and nerfs" from Riot Games. As that descriptor suggests, the changes made in this update are geared towards champions that are commonly used in the professional scene. Some of them have been nerfed to keep them from being too dominant in Worlds 2021 while three times as many have been buffed to allow for more options in the competitive scene.

A total of 20 champions have been affected by this set of patch notes which is indeed a lot, though it's still not as many as the first pre-Worlds patch. The changes made here are also meant to be a bit more conservative since this is the last opportunity Riot will have to work on anything that's out of line before the international tournament starts.

That said, they're still changes worth paying attention to since so many champions are affected. This also happens to be the update that'll release the game's newest champion, Vex, so expect to see her sulking around the Rift as well as any of the champions below after they've been buffed or nerfed.

The full patch notes for the 11.19 update can be seen here.

Aatrox

W – Infernal Chains

  • COOLDOWN 26/23/20/17/14 seconds ⇒ 20/18.5/17/15.5/14 seconds

Akali

Base Stats

  • HEALTH REGEN 8 ⇒ 9
  • HEALTH REGEN GROWTH 0.5 ⇒ 0.9

Cho'Gath

Q – Rupture

  • COOLDOWN 7 seconds ⇒ 6 seconds

Fizz

Passive – Nimble Fighter

  • BACK TO THE BASICS Bonus damage reduction against champion basic attacks removed

W – Seastone Trident

  • ON-HIT DAMAGE 20/25/30/35/40 (+35% AP) ⇒ 10/15/20/25/30 (+35% AP)

E – Playful/Trickster

  • COOLDOWN 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 seconds ⇒ 16/14/12/10/8 seconds

R – Chum the Waters

  • GUPPY DAMAGE 150/225/300 (+70% AP) ⇒ 150/250/350 (+80% AP)
  • CHOMPER DAMAGE 200/275/300 (+85% AP) ⇒ 225/325/425 (+100% AP)
  • GIGALODON DAMAGE 250/325/400 (+100% AP) ⇒ 300/400/500 (+120% AP)

Galio

W – Shield of Durand

  • COOLDOWN 18 seconds ⇒ 18/17.5/17/16.5/16 seconds

Gragas

W – Drunken Rage

  • BONUS MAGIC DAMAGE 20/50/80/110/140 (+7% target's maximum health) (+60% AP) ⇒ 20/50/80/110/140 (+7% of target's maximum health) (+70% AP)

Gwen

  • HEALTH REGEN 7 ⇒ 8.5

Kennen

Q – Thundering Shuriken

  • DAMAGE 85/130/175/220/265 (+80% AP) ⇒ 75/120/165/210/255 (+75% AP)

Mordekaiser

E – Death's Grip

  • COOLDOWN 22/19/16/13/10 seconds ⇒ 18/16/14/12/10 seconds

Poppy

Passive – Iron Ambassador

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  • COOLDOWN 16/12/8 seconds (at levels 1/7/13) ⇒ 13/10/7 seconds (at levels 1/7/13)

Qiyana

Q – Edge of Ixtal

  • CATCH ME ONLY IF YOU CAN If the target of Qiyana's E+Q combo is still within Qiyana's default attack range (150 units) of Qiyana at the end of her E, it will not be dodgeable
  • BONUS DAMAGE VS MONSTERS 25% ⇒ 50%

Renekton

  • BASE HEALTH 575 ⇒ 590
  • HEALTH GROWTH 87 ⇒ 92

W – Ruthless Predator

  • FAST FORWARD Empowered animation sped up by ~13%
  • SELF-LOCKOUT DURATION 0.525 seconds ⇒ 0.375 seconds (for both normal and empowered)

Ryze

Q – Overload

  • MAGIC DAMAGE 75/100/125/150/175 (+45% AP) (+3% bonus mana) ⇒ 75/100/125/150/175 (+40% AP) (+3% bonus mana)

E – Spell Flux

  • COOLDOWN 3.25/3/2.75/2.5/2.25 seconds ⇒ 3.5/3.25/3/2.75/2.5 seconds

Sejuani

Q – Artic Assault

  • COOLDOWN 20/18/16/14/12 seconds ⇒ 18/16.5/15/13.5/12 seconds
  • DAMAGE 80/130/180/230/280 (+60% AP) ⇒ 90/140/190/240/290 (+60% AP)

Seraphine

R – Encore

  • COOLDOWN 180/150/120 seconds ⇒ 160/130/100 seconds

Sion

W – Soul Furnace

  • SHIELD 50/75/100/125/150 (+40% AP) (+8/9/10/11/12% maximum health) ⇒ 60/85/110/135/160 (+40% AP) (+8/9/10/11/12% maximum health)

Sona

  • Base Stats
  • BASE ARMOR 28 ⇒ 26

Passive – Power Chord

  • BUGFIX Power Chord damage increases by 20-245 (based on level) ⇒ 20-240 (based on level)

Q – Hymn of Valor

  • BUGFIX No longer targets enemies Sona cannot see

E – Song of Celerity

  • BUGFIX Power Chord - Tempo's slow no longer bypasses the target's slow reduction effects

Soraka

R – Wish

  • BASE HEAL 150/250/350 (+55% AP) ⇒ 130/215/300 (+55% AP)

Sylas

  • BASE MANA 280 ⇒ 310
  • BASE MANA REGEN 7 ⇒ 8

Varus

Q – Piercing Arrow

  • COOLDOWN 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds