Friday, 17 May 2024

League of Legends Patch 13.9: Neeko Midscope Update and Champion Adjustments

League of Legends patch 13.9 brings a set of exciting changes that will pique the interest of players as we head into the upcoming Summer season. In this article, we’ll explore the highly anticipated Neeko Midscope Update, Riot August’s take on Kayle, and some minor buffs and nerfs to popular champions.

Champion Adjustments in League of Legends Patch 13.9

Let’s start with the most important aspect of this patch, the Champion Adjustments. Neeko Midscope Update, Kayle, Bel’Veth, and Taliyah changes take the spotlight in this patch.

Neeko Midscope Update
Neeko Midscope Update is here in League of Legends Patch 13.9

Neeko

Finally, the long-awaited Neeko Midscope Update has arrived. One of the biggest changes is to her passive, which now allows her to transform into almost anything. Here are the key changes:

  • Inherent Glamour (Passive):

    • Neeko can now transform into non-epic monsters, minions, traps, wards, or plants.
    • Disguise no longer breaks on taking damage, only when the disguised self would have died or when crowd-controlled.
    • Neeko no longer inherits base Attack Speed/Movement Speed from the disguise target if that stat is higher than hers.
    • Cooldown reduced to 6 seconds.
  • Blooming Burst (Q):

    • Secondary/Tertiary Pop Damage reduced.
    • Explosions deal bonus damage to monsters.
  • Shapesplitter (W):

    • Clone can be sent to a new location after casting.
    • Clone plays animations and sounds of Q/E/Dance/Joke/Taunt/Recall/Laugh and survives for their duration.
    • Empowered Attacks deal bonus damage to monsters.
  • Tangle-Barbs (E):

    • Damage reduced.
  • Pop Blossom (Ultimate):

    • No longer shields.
    • Cooldown increased.

If you want more information on Neeko’s new interactions, such as turning into a Heimer turret, check out this entry.

Kayle

Riot August has teased some changes to Kayle, making her ultimate ability feel more powerful with an increased AoE radius and the ability to cast autos during the ultimate, similar to Old Kayle. These changes should put her in a stronger state.

  • Divine Judgment (Ultimate):
    • Cast time and AoE delay reduced.
    • Invulnerability duration and AoE radius increased.
    • Damage reduced.

Bel’Veth

Bel’Veth, the Empress of the Void, is receiving nerfs due to her rising popularity, especially in the top lane. On the other hand, her jungle clearing is being improved.

  • AD per level reduced.
  • Void Surge (Q) bonus monster damage ratio increased.

Taliyah

Taliyah’s ultimate, Weaver’s Wall, is finally getting fixed after a season. It’s no longer necessary for her to deal damage before casting it.

  • Weaver’s Wall (Ultimate) can now be cast if Taliyah dealt damage in the last 3 seconds.

Champion Buffs in League of Legends Patch 13.9

Despite some exciting buffs, this patch is not expected to have a significant impact on the meta. Let’s take a look at the champions receiving buffs:

Swain LoL Patch 13.9
Massive buffs to Swain’s Q

Aatrox

Aatrox has not been in an ideal state lately, so Riot is offering some help to Aatrox players by increasing his damage and movement speed.

  • Deathbringer Stance (Passive) damage increased.
  • World Ender (Ultimate) move speed increased.

Amumu

Small changes have been made to increase Amumu’s damage, making his abilities feel more impactful.

  • Despair (W) base damage and %HP damage increased.

Swain

Swain is not in a favorable position right now, but these buffs to his Death’s Hand damage should make his poke in lane feel more impactful.

  • Death’s Hand (Q) base damage and AP ratio increased.

Trundle

Trundle receives some smart buffs to his base mana and base attack speed, which will particularly benefit Trundle Top.

  • Base mana and base attack speed increased.

Volibear

Volibear receives additional healing to improve his sustain and top lane performance. However, these changes are not expected to have a significant impact on Jungle Volibear.

  • Frenzied Maul (W) heal and damage health ratio increased.

Champion Nerfs in League of Legends Patch 13.9

Let’s take a look at the champion receiving a nerf in this patch.

Jinx Nerfs Patch 13.9
She will keep dominating probably

Jinx

After dominating both Pro Play and Solo Queue, Jinx finally receives a nerf in this patch, reducing her AD growth.

System Buffs in League of Legends Patch 13.9

There is only one system buff introduced in this patch.

Lich Bane

Lich Bane receives a slight increase in ability power, making the item more appealing to players.

ARAM Specific Changes

Finally, let’s take a look at the ARAM specific changes in this patch.

Ashe

Cooldown for Ashe’s Volley (W) has been increased.

Aurelion Sol

Cooldown for Aurelion Sol’s Singularity (E) has been increased.

FAQs

Q: Will these changes drastically affect the current meta?
A: While there are some significant adjustments, the overall impact on the meta is expected to be minimal. It’s possible that these changes are paving the way for a larger update in the future.

Q: Is Neeko’s Midscope Update the highlight of this patch?
A: Yes, the Neeko Midscope Update is one of the most anticipated changes in this patch. Players are excited to explore the new possibilities it brings.

Conclusion

League of Legends Patch 13.9 introduces several exciting changes, including the highly anticipated Neeko Midscope Update and adjustments to various champions. Whether you’re excited to try out Neeko’s new transformations or test the “new” Kayle, this patch offers something for every player. Stay tuned for more updates and start preparing for the Summer season on the Fields of Justice.