Patch 8.12 Notes

Patch 8.12 Notes
In recent history, we've seen mage changes in 8.9, jungle shifts in 8.10, and most recently marksman adjustments in 8.11. 8.12 ends this "midseason" timeframe—so named because we're in the middle of the season but no single patch was kingmade as a "Midseason" event. A few final systems changes are in this patch, but our focus has otherwise al...
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Patch 8.11 Notes

Patch 8.11 Notes
Greetings, Summoners, Welcome to 8.11, part of our continuing series of role tweaks. 8.9 was mages, 8.10 saw changes to the jungle; this time around we're swinging into bot lane! 8.11 brings a bunch of changes to marksman items and runes, as well as base stat shifts across the roster. We're opening the door for non-crit builds to shine by adding or...
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Patch 8.10 Notes

Patch 8.10 Notes
Greetings, Summoners, Welcome to patch 8.10! Last time around, we revisited mana and waveclear; this patch we're checking out the jungle and rethinking the way we do kill streak bounties. First, the jungle. We've had to take efforts to dial back the amount of pressure junglers can exert early, but we're pushing that harder in the direction of the j...
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Patch 8.9 Notes

Patch 8.9 Notes
Greetings, Summoners, Welcome to patch 8.9. This patch, we're looking at mages, mana, and spellcasts. Over time, waveclear champions have slowly edged out all other champions in mid lane, to the detriment of overall playstyle diversity. Basically, it's become too easy to spam your spells on waves, and the items which give you the mana to do so are ...
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Patch 8.8 Notes

Patch 8.8 Notes
Greetings, Summoners, Welcome to patch 8.8! As we move towards the middle of the season, the next few months will be jam-packed with a bunch of events (MSI, the launch of Clash, and start of the summer split to name a few). This puts a lot of pressure on specific patches, so "big patch, small patch" is gonna look like "medium patch, medium patch" f...
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Patch 8.7 Notes

Patch 8.7 Updates
Greetings, Summoners, Welcome to patch 8.7, the one where we nerf Irelia . Sorry, I'm being told that's update Irelia. Everyone's favorite Blade Dancer is hitting the Rift with a new model and kit. We're also following up on the Duskblade changes from last patch, visiting the assassins who were affected more—or lessâ€&...
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Patch 8.6 Notes

Patch 8.6 Notes
Greetings, Summoners, Welcome to patch 8.6, the next big patch in our little patch, big patch cycle. This time around, we're taking a look at Duskblade and how it affects its core users. We think it brings too much power, but we wanted to make sure we gave those champions additional power if we're stripping some from Duskblade. Then, we're introduc...
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Patch 8.5 Notes

Patch 8.5 Updates
Greetings, Summoners, Welcome to patch 8.5, the one that's the "small patch" to 8.4's "big patch". This patch is actually a large download, because we're updating some of our in-game assets. More on that here! But back to gameplay! This patch we're taking a look at professional outliers, some of whom have been problem children for awhile now (Azir,...
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Patch 8.4 Notes

Patch 8.4 Notes
Greetings, Summoners, Welcome to patch 8.4, the one that's pretty huge. No, really. We've changed our patch cycle to alternate between larger game updates and shorter balance tweaks. This is probably our first true "big patch," so it's structured differently than normal. First, we're looking into mage itemization, and there's been a minor overhaul ...
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Patch 8.3 Notes

Patch 8.3 Update
Greetings, Summoners, Welcome to patch 8.3, the one where Swain gets a shiny, updated kit. A few champions have been standing out not necessarily because they're the strongest champions, but because they're the most generalist, so we're sharpening their intended weaknesses to give opponents more deliberate counterplay. Then there's our iconic basic...
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