LoL Patch 13.8: Buffs, Nerfs, Changes – Everything You Need To Know

With LoL Patch 13.8, the next League of Legends Patch is going to be releasing soon. But will update 13.8 be another pro-skewed patch, or is Riot going to be focusing on solo queue this time around? Here are the early patch notes for the upcoming LoL update.

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LoL Patch 13.8: What buffs and nerfs can we expect in the next League of Legends update?

Last League of Legends patch, Riot took some time to nerf a lot of prominent junglers that have been part of the professional League of Legends scene for a while now. What are they going to look into changing in LoL Patch 13.8 though?

It's time to look ahead at the next buffs and nerfs on the Public Beta Environment and what awaits us in League of Legends Patch 13.8 – please Riot buff Aphelios...

LoL Patch 13.8: All Buffs & Nerfs

While there are no concrete buffs and nerfs on the PBE server just yet, we do hope that Riot will look at some of the struggling champions ahead of the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational. With so many jungle nerfs, we would hope to have some other junglers buffed as well.

Cosmic Drive Changes

Cosmic Drive has been a pretty good item on some champions, while some have no way to proc it, which is why Riot is going to be making some adjustments in the coming patch.

Cosmic Drive

  • Ability Power: 90 --> 100
  • [NEW] Unique Passive - Spelldance: Damaging a champion (excluding damage over time) generates a stack of 2.5% Movement Speed every 1.5 seconds for the next 5 seconds up to 4 stacks (10% Movement Speed). At 4 stacks, gain an additional 10% Movement Speed (20% Movement Speed total). Dealing damage refreshes this effect.

Champion Buffs

This patch is going to have a multitude of champion buffs. With this being the MSI 2023 patch, Riot wants to make the meta as diverse as possible since teams will be competing on this patch for a month.


  • Base Stats
    • AD: 60 --> 62


  • Base Stats
    • AD: 66 --> 69
    • Armor: 36 --> 38


  • Zephyr (W)
    • Damage: 70/100/130/160/190 --> 80/110/140/170/200
    • AP Ratio: 0.5 --> 0.6
  • Eye of the Storm (E)
    • Decay Delay: 1.25s --> 2.5s


  • Taste Their Fear (Q)
    • Base Damage: 60/85/110/135/160 --> 70/95/120/145/170


  • Icathian Surprise (P)
    • Damage: 125-550 --> 140-650
  • Caustic Spittle (Q)
    • Cooldown: 8s --> 7s
  • Void Ooze (E)
    • Mana: 60-100 --> 40-100
    • Slow: 20-52% --> 30-50%


  • Eclipse (W)
    • Bonus Armor and Magic Resist: 15/20/25/30/35 --> 20/25/30/35/40
    • Magic Damage: 45/80/115/150/185 --> 55/90/125/160/195


  • Monster Damage Cap: 50-150 --> 70-150
  • Monster Healing: 24-75 + 5.4%AP --> 39-54 + 15%AP
  • Champion Healing: 6-120 + 18%AP --> 6-90 + 30%AP


  • Base Stats
    • Armor: 28 --> 32
    • Armor Grwoth: 4.7 --> 5


  • Hammer Shock (Q)
    • Target HP Damage: 8% --> 9%
  • Steadfast Presence (W)
    • Bonus Resistances: 10% --> 12%(24% under 40% HP)

Champion Nerfs

We are sick and tired of seeing the same champions in every draft and game, right? That's why some of the OP pro picks will be getting nerfed in this League of Legends patch.

Jarvan IV

  • Base Stats
    • AD Growth: 3.4 --> 3
  • Dragon Strike (Q)
    • Damage: 90/130/170/210/250 --> 80/120/160/200/240

Kayn (Shadow)

  • Shadow Step (E)
    • Cooldown: 8s --> 9s
    • Bonus Movement Speed: 80% --> 70%


  • Thunderclap (W)
    • First AA Base Damage: 30-90 --> 30-70
    • Cleave Armor Ratio: 20% --> 15%


  • Base Stats
    • Armor 32 --> 30
    • Armor Growth: 5.1 --> 4.9

Aurelion Sol

  • Base Stats
    • Health per Level: 95 --> 90
    • Armor per Level: 4.3 --> 4

Riot Celebrating Release Of Mageseeker in LoL Patch 13.8

Riot Forge is also releasing a brand-new game with Digital Sun: The Mageseeker. They'll be heading up north to Demacia to tell the story of Sylas and the Mage revolution. You can already read the sequel in a webcomic, which will let you dive deeper into the lore of League of Legends.

Players can also get some goodies in this patch, with some icons related to the game being made available. These icons are in the pixelated style of the game and feature key champions from the game like Sylas, Morgana and Garen.

LoL Patch 13.8: Mythic Content

Players are also going to be getting some new content in the mythic shop. This time around we will be getting a new mythic chroma for Riven. She has an iconic Dawnbringer skin and will now be getting a mythic chroma, which already looks much darker and more like a Nightbringer skin.

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Jarvan looks so cool like this. | © Riot Games

LoL Skins in Patch 13.8: New Dawnbringer and Nightbringer Skins

Of course, we are also going to be getting some brand-new skins. The upcoming mythic chroma just mentioned, could have something to do with the new skins Riot is adding to the list, with four new Dawnbringer and Nightbringer skins.

  • Nightbringer Nasus
  • Nightbringer Jarvan IV
  • Dawnbringer Renekton
  • Dawnbringer Vayne

These four skins will join the huge cast of the already exisitng Danwbringer and Nightbringer skins and while some fans think that these are "filler skins" before the release of the Inkshadow skins, we still think they look pretty cool.

When Does LoL Patch 13.8 Release?

This patch is going to release on April 19, 2023. The skins and mythic chroma will only be available on April 20, 2023 thought. This is perfect timing though, with Riot Forge's Mageseeker releasing on April 18, 2023 just a day before the patch, meaning we could get some more cool in-game goodies as well.

It could also mean that champions like Sylas, Morgana and Lux could be free to play, since that was something Riot did during the release of the Ruined King game.

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