League of Legends 11.2 Patch Notes Breakdown

League of Legends 11.2 Patch Notes Breakdown

In this patch breakdown, we’ll analyze the most impactful changes for the 11.2 League of Legends patch update. We’ll discuss the buffs, nerfs, and adjustments regarding champions, items, and Summoner’s Rift itself to understand the patch’s effect on the meta for all roles.

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We recommend following along with the official 11.2 patch notes since we won’t be listing all the specific stat changes, but rather, focusing on the impact of the changes and the champions updated place in the current meta.

Buffs, nerfs, and adjustments

Viego (new champion)

Patch 11.2 Viego

  • We’ve created a full guide to teach you how to play Viego during his launch week, check it out to see all of his abilities and how he works.

Akali (nerf)

Patch 11.2 Akali

  • Akali’s Q energy cost has increased in the later ranks.
  • This will be impactful during the laning phase as it is the first ability she max.

Azir (buff)

Patch 11.2 Azir

  • Azir’s Q cooldown has decreased at all ranks.
  • This is a helpful change to Azir and will increase his ability to poke during the laning phase.

Caitlyn (buff)

Patch 11.2 Caitlyn

  • Caitlyn’s base AD growth has increased slightly.
  • The bonus is nice and will give her a lot of free damage in the late game.
  • This change is going to help her at all stages of the game.

Darius (nerf)

Patch 11.2 Darius

  • The amount of bonus attack damage Hemorrhage provides Darius is reduced at all stages of the game. His skirmishing power will receive a knock.

Dr. Mundo (buff)

Patch 11.2 Dr Mundo

  • Dr Mundo’s Q will refund more health if he hits a target. If he kills the target, he is refunded 100% of the cost, and 50% of the cost if he hits a target.
  • Masochism (Dr Mundo’s E) now deals more maximum health damage at all ranks.
  • Finally, the amount of maximum health he gets once activating his Ultimate has been increased.

Elise (nerf)

Patch 11.2 Elise

  • Elise’s spider for Q will deal less damage in the later ranks.
  • She will be less strong in a 1v1, but only slightly.

Ivern (nerf)

Patch 11.2 Ivern

  • Ivern’s E shield ratio has been decreased. His shields will be less effective overall.

LeBlanc (buff)

Patch 11.2 Leblanc

  • Leblanc’s base health growth has increased.
  • The mana cost of Leblanc’s Q has decreased by 20 mana. This will be helpful in various ways, such as helping her secure minions under tower a bit easier.

Maokai (nerf)

Patch 11.2 Maokai

  • The mana cost of Maokai’s E has been increased at the later ranks.
  • The damage ratio on Maokai’s E has also been reduced per 100 AP.
  • These changes are aimed at Maokai Support but will have effects on all roles.

Nocturne (buff)

Patch 11.2 Nocturne

  • Nocturne’s Q cooldown has been reduced by 2 seconds. This is going to be a good change for him as it will allow him to use his Q more often.
  • The cooldown of Nocturne’s Ultimate has also been reduced. This is going to make him a bigger threat in the mid-game.

Nunu and Willump (nerf)

Patch 11.2 Nunu

  • Nunu’s base movement speed and health stats have both been reduced.
  • This is going to make him slightly squishier overall.

Aatrox (powershift)

Patch 11.2 Aatrox

  • Aatrox’s E self-healing is increased while his Ultimate is active.
  • For his Ultimate, the self-healing has been reduced.

Olaf (buff)

Patch 11.2 Olaf

  • Olaf’s W life steal has been increased. This means he will have more sustain while clearing the jungle.
  • However, the healing amplification has been reduced on his W.

Senna (buff)

Patch 11.2 Senna

  • Senna’s attack speed ratio has ever so slightly increased.
  • The non-kill mist wraith drop chance of drop has increased. This is going to benefit both Support and ADC Senna. The gold has increased from the mist drop too.
  • Senna’s Q has also received a buff. The healing and damage ratio’s have been increased.

Shaco (buff)

Patch 11.2 Shaco

  • Shaco’s Passive damage has increased. You will only get this bonus if you backstab the enemy (attack them from behind).

Soraka (buff)

Patch 11.2 Soraka

  • The total heal from landing Soraka’s Q has increased in the later ranks. She will get more sustain after landing this ability which will help her in team fights.
  • Soraka’s heal from her W will be stronger as the heal and healing ratio have both increased. This is going to provide her and her allies with much stronger sustain especially in team fights.

Trundle (buff)

Patch 11.2 Trundle

  • Trundle’s Q bonus damage ratio has been increased. It is a good change for him and will make his clear stronger and also improve his skirmishing power.
  • His W now offers him more attack speed. This is good for Trundle as it increases his clearing speed and his 1v1 potential.

Varus (buff)

Patch 11.2 Varus

  • The cooldown of his Ultimate has been reduced at all ranks. This is going to allow him to look for picks more frequently.
  • Varus’ base mana growth has increased too. His mana pool will be slightly bigger overall.

Zoe (changed)

Patch 11.2 Zoe

  • The items Zoe can pick up from her Spell Thief has changed. She no longer can get Redemption but she can get Randuin’s Omen, Locket of the Iron Solari, Turbo Chemtank, Shurelya’s Battlesong, Youmuu’s Ghostblade, Goredrinker, Stridebreaker, and Prowler’s Claw.
  • This will be impactful as there will be a variety of different item drops she can pick up.

Item changes

Essence Reaver

Patch 11.2 Essence Reaver

  • Spellblade mana restoration has changed from 3% maximum mana to 40% of mana from damage dealt by Spellblade. Basically, after attacking an enemy after using an ability, you will gain more mana back.

Galeforce

Patch 11.2 GaleForce

  • Galeforce cooldown has increased dramatically. This is a good change because this item was running rampant on so many champions. Thanks, Riot.

Hextech Rocketbelt

Patch 11.2 Hextech Rocketbelt

  • The bonus movement speed on Rocketbelt has been reduced. It gives less movement speed, and the time you get this speed boost is lowered.

Imperial Mandate

Patch 11.2 Imperial Mandate

  • This change is intended to “move the item out of the hands of solo laners”.
  • Instead of being applied when an ally consumes the mark, it is applied with the initial application of a slow/immobilization.

Kraken Slayer

Patch 11.2 Kraken Slayer

  • Kraken Slayer will be weaker on champions with high modifiers such as Aphelios, Katarina, and Urgot.

Shurelya’s Battlesong

Patch 11.2 Shurelya's Battlesong

  • Battlesong now gives less health and no longer grants 5% movement speed. Instead, it grants AP and improves the champion’s base mana regeneration.
  • The build path has changed for Shurelya’s Battlesong.

Gargoyle Stoneplate

Patch 11.2 Gargoyle Stoneplate

  • The amount of bonus armor and magic resistance Gargoyle Stoneplate could provide has increased base and max bonus stats.

Lethality Items

Patch 11.2 Lethality Items

  • Riot has lowered the cost of some Lethality items. As a result, the other stats these items provide have been toned down.

Marksman Legendary items

Patch 11.2 Marksman Items

  • In patch 11.2 Riot have adjusted some stats to Phantom Dancer so they give more attack speed.

Tank Mythic Items

Patch 11.2 Tank mythic

  • Riot’s intention with the tank mythic item changes is to offer more diversity to other items over Sunfire Aegis which was a very popular item. These changes could provide more versatility for some tanks in the top lane like Dr. Mundo, Cho’Gath, or Malphite.

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