The first part of the 2021 World Championship patch just dropped today. LoL Patch 11.18 includes many small changes which are set to focus on the pro scene and shouldn’t have too big of an impact on solo queue — at least that’s what Riot said.
So, let’s take a look at some of the biggest changes from LoL Patch 11.18. Will any of these changes have an impact on our games and will the 2021 World Championship have a varied champion pool as Riot intends? Let’s find out!
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Champion Buff Highlights in LoL Patch 11.18
One of the most talked-about changes in LoL Patch 11.18 is Soraka’s ultimate, which now clears all Grievous Wounds before applying her heal. Since anti-healing items have begun to impede on her core gameplay. So, will we be seeing Soraka on the Worlds stage after this change?
Similar to Soraka, Dr. Mundo has also been affected by Grievous Wounds and hasn’t been able to heal as much as he wants. Therefore, he will ignore anti-heal when using his ultimate, at least for the immediate health gained. Grievous Wounds will still apply to the health regen from the ability.
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The Glorious Executioner aka Draven is finally getting an execute… how come Riot hasn’t thought of this before, he is literally called ‘executioner’! How exactly is he going to be doing that? Well, if Whirling Death drops an enemy's health to or below Draven's current Adoration stacks, it executes them. Sounds fun right?
Of course, those are only a few changes in the massive LoL Patch 11.18 update, so check out our full list of Buffs and Nerfs right here!
Champion Nerf Highlights in LoL Patch 11.18
Ashe is one of the strongest champions in the meta, so it’s no surprise that she is on the nerf list. She will be a bit weaker in the early game due to the cooldown increase to her W. This slight change will even out her dominance at least a bit.
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Who do you pair Ashe with? Well, none other than Thresh who has been one of the best supports throughout the year. His ability to counter melee supports like Leona or Rell has been nerfed in hopes of evening the playing field in the bot lane.
Champion Adjustment Highlights in LoL Patch 11.18
Multiple champions have gotten adjusted to fit into other roles on Summoner’s Rift. Talon is one of them, with the added 50% bonus damage against monsters. Qiyana also does 25% bonus damage with her Q against monsters. So will we be seeing more assassins picked in the jungle with these adjustments?
- Are any of these champions on this week's free champion rotation?
Since Fizz’s ultimate is easily dodged in pro play, Riot has decided to give him some more early game bite instead. This means the ultimate isn’t as strong, but he will do more damage with his W. Not to mention he’s got more thick skin, so he won’t be as squishy and easily killed in the early game.
Pentakill Skins & More in LoL Patch 11.18
Pentakill is back in LoL Patch 11.18. They just held their comeback concert as well, and it was rockin — even if the Immortal One didn't prevail! So, along with their new album ‘Lost Chapter’ the Pentakill members also got some new skins in the store for us to enjoy.
But the original 6 Pentakill members aren’t the only ones with skins, Viego also joined the group and even crashed their concert with his own musical prowess. So, Viego gets his second skin in 2021 with Dissonance of Pentakill Viego.
Lastly, we have one more skin that goes to Tristana. Hextech Tristana looks adorable for anyone who isn’t into the metal, rock Pentakill look.
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