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SivirSquare Sivir, the Battle Mistress
(Visual Update Comparison)

A champion update is a graphical or gameplay update that occurs after a champion's initial release. Over the years, Riot Games Inc. has worked on updating champions whose visuals or gameplay don't fit with the current state of the game. The goal is to level up any outdated visuals or gameplay to make champions feel fresh while still retaining what makes them unique.


  • This scale of rework covers small kit changes to several champions of a specific class or subclass, that aims to give each one their own unique niche in the game, and make them healthier overall. Animations and other visual effects may be updated, but the champions model and core theme are untouched.
Class Champions Affected Date
Patch Note
Main Secondary
Tanks: Vanguards May 3, 2017
Slayers: Assassins November 10, 2016
Mages: Battlemages May 4, 2016
Marksmen November 11, 2015
Fighters: Juggernauts August 20, 2015
  • This scale of rework covers changes to a champions kit beyond number tweaks. Animations and other visual effects may be updated, but the champions model and core theme are untouched. In some cases, the kit rework will 'correct' the kit to match the intended theme.
  • This scale of rework covers changes to a champion's model and artwork. This will often include a more up-to-date voiceover and lore and even bugfixes and minor balance changes - but will not change the champion's core theme.
Visual and Gameplay (VGU)
  • This combines the above two categories. The scale of the kit rework is usually slightly larger than a kit rework alone as the developers can plan for more in-depth visual effects and model changes. The champion's core theme remains intact.
Full Relaunch
  • Unlike the previous classifications, a complete relaunch involves an overhaul to the champion's identity - focusing on some aspects while abandoning others. This affects the champion's lore, personality, art, and model. The degree of the kit rework varies.


Main article: Dev Blog: Champion Updates

This is a list of champions who have received any form of update from visual, to gameplay updates and full relaunches. For a more detailed list of all Champion Updates, visit this article.

Champion Link Date
KayleSquare Kayle Gameplay Update 2010-07-06
MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser Gameplay Update 2010-11-01
RyzeSquare Ryze Gameplay Update 2011-02-15
SonaSquare Sona Gameplay Update 2011-03-14
AlistarSquare Alistar Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
FiddlesticksSquare Fiddlesticks Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
GangplankSquare Gangplank Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
JannaSquare Janna Visual Update 2011-07-25
KayleSquare Kayle Visual and Gameplay Update 2011-07-25
TryndamereSquare Tryndamere Visual and Gameplay Update 2011-07-25
GangplankSquare Gangplank Visual Update 2011-11-25
AsheSquare Ashe Visual Update 2012-05-23
KatarinaSquare Katarina Visual and Gameplay Update 2012-08-09
SorakaSquare Soraka Visual Update 2012-09-27
Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate Visual Update 2012-10-17
NidaleeSquare Nidalee Visual Update 2012-12-14
AnnieSquare Annie Visual Update 2013-02-01
KarmaSquare Karma Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-03-28
SejuaniSquare Sejuani Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-04-30
TrundleSquare Trundle Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-04-30
Master YiSquare Master Yi Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-07-30
GarenSquare Garen Visual Update 2013-10-01
OlafSquare Olaf Gameplay Update 2013-10-01
RammusSquare Rammus Visual Update (Texture) 2013-10-29
SivirSquare Sivir Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-10-29
HeimerdingerSquare Heimerdinger Gameplay Update 2013-10-29
NasusSquare Nasus Visual Update 2013-11-21
AniviaSquare Anivia Visual Update (Texture) 2013-12-13
XerathSquare Xerath Gameplay Update 2014-02-11
HeimerdingerSquare Heimerdinger Visual Update 2014-03-18
KassadinSquare Kassadin Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2014-03-18
GragasSquare Gragas Gameplay Update 2014-04-03
RengarSquare Rengar Gameplay Update 2014-04-03
TwitchSquare Twitch Visual Update 2014-04-22
KarthusSquare Karthus Visual Update 2014-06-04
NidaleeSquare Nidalee Gameplay Update 2014-06-18
SkarnerSquare Skarner Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-06-18
SonaSquare Sona Visual and Gameplay Update 2014-07-30
CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-09-10
RenektonSquare Renekton Visual Update 2014-09-10
SorakaSquare Soraka Gameplay Update 2014-09-25
ViktorSquare Viktor Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-09-25
SionSquare Sion Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2014-10-09
SingedSquare Singed Visual Update 2014-11-05
MaokaiSquare Maokai Visual Update 2014-11-19
AlistarSquare Alistar Visual Update 2015-01-15
TristanaSquare Tristana Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-01-28
ZileanSquare Zilean Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-02-25
VeigarSquare Veigar Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-02-25
KassadinSquare Kassadin Visual Update 2015-03-12
MorganaSquare Morgana Visual (VFX) Update 2015-04-08
RyzeSquare Ryze Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-04-28
AsheSquare Ashe Gameplay Update 2015-05-14
GangplankSquare Gangplank Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2015-07-22
Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-07-22
FioraSquare Fiora Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-08-06
PoppySquare Poppy Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2015-12-09
ShenSquare Shen Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-01-28
TaricSquare Taric Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2016-04-19
RyzeSquare Ryze Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-07-13
YorickSquare Yorick Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2016-09-08
ShyvanaSquare Shyvana Gameplay Update 2016-11-19
WarwickSquare Warwick Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-01-25
GalioSquare Galio Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-03-22
UrgotSquare Urgot Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-07-26
Xin ZhaoSquare Xin Zhao Gameplay Update 2017-09-27
EvelynnSquare Evelynn Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-10-11
SwainSquare Swain Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2018-02-07
Cho'GathSquare Cho'Gath Visual (VFX) Update 2018-02-07
IreliaSquare Irelia Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2018-04-04
AatroxSquare Aatrox Visual and Gameplay Update 2018-06-27
Jarvan IVSquare Jarvan IV Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
KennenSquare Kennen Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Kog'MawSquare Kog'Maw Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Lee SinSquare Lee Sin Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
AkaliSquare Akali Visual and Gameplay Update 2018-08-01
NunuSquare Nunu Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2018-08-29
Jarvan IVSquare Jarvan IV Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
Lee SinSquare Lee Sin Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
VeigarSquare Veigar Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
ViSquare Vi Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
EzrealSquare Ezreal Visual Update 2018-10-10
AniviaSquare Anivia Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Dr. MundoSquare Dr. Mundo Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
GragasSquare Gragas Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
RenektonSquare Renekton Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
TeemoSquare Teemo Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
KennenSquare Kennen Visual (VFX) Update 2019-02-21
OlafSquare Olaf Visual (VFX) Update 2019-02-21
RivenSquare Riven Visual (VFX) Update 2019-02-21
WukongSquare Wukong Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2019-02-21
KayleSquare Kayle Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2019-03-06
MorganaSquare Morgana Visual Update 2019-03-06
AsheSquare Ashe Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
CaitlynSquare Caitlyn Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
JaxSquare Jax Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
RenektonSquare Renekton Sound (SFX) Update 2019-05-01
MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2019-06-12
AmumuSquare Amumu Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
LuluSquare Lulu Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
TryndamereSquare Tryndamere Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
ZiggsSquare Ziggs Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
MalphiteSquare Malphite Visual (VFX) Update 2019-07-17
PantheonSquare Pantheon Visual and Gameplay Update 2019-08-14
FiddlesticksSquare Fiddlesticks Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) Upcoming update in 2020
VolibearSquare Volibear Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) Upcoming update in 2020
Dr. MundoSquare Dr. Mundo
CorkiSquare Corki
Cho'GathSquare Cho'Gath
NocturneSquare Nocturne
RammusSquare Rammus
ShacoSquare Shaco
ShyvanaSquare Shyvana
SkarnerSquare Skarner
UdyrSquare Udyr
Champion Update Planned update(s)
Texture Rebalance

Texture Rebalance was an ongoing effort to update old textures to fit within the evolving color palette of League of Legends in light of the new Summoner's Rift update. Some champions have temporary a texture rebalance that won't hinder the release date of their Visual Updates (examples being PantheonSquare Pantheon and many more)

  • Part 1 (V4.17)
    • AhriSquare Ahri - Classic, Dynasty, and Midnight.
    • AkaliSquare old2 Akali - Classic, All-star, Blood Moon, Crimson, Nurse, Silverfang, and Stinger.
    • AsheSquare Ashe - Classic, Amethyst, Freljord, Queen, Sherwood Forest, and Woad.
    • CorkiSquare Corki - Classic, Hot Rod, Ice Toboggan, Red Baron, UFO, and Urfrider.
    • FioraSquare old Fiora - Classic, Nightraven, and Royal Guard.
    • GalioSquare old2 Galio - Classic, Commando, Enchanted, Gatekeeper, and Hextech.
    • GravesSquare Graves - Classic and Jailbreaker.
    • LeBlancSquare LeBlanc - Classic, Mistletoe, Prestigious, and Wicked.
    • LeonaSquare Leona - Classic, Defender, Iron Solari, and Valkyrie.
    • NautilusSquare Nautilus - Classic, Abyssal, and Subterranean.
    • OriannaSquare Orianna - Classic, Bladecraft, Gothic, and Sewn Chaos.
    • XerathSquare Xerath - Classic, Battlecast, and Runeborn.
  • Part 2 (V4.18)
    • BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank — Classic, Rusty, Goalkeeper, Boom Boom, Piltover Customs, and Definitely Not.
    • BrandSquare Brand - Classic, Apocalyptic, Vandal, and Cryocore.
    • EvelynnSquare old2 Evelynn - Classic, Shadow, Masquerade, and Tango.
    • GravesSquare Graves - Hired Gun.
    • NocturneSquare Nocturne - Classic, Frozen Terror, Void, Haunting Nocturne, and more significant changes to Ravager.
    • OlafSquare Olaf - Classic, Glacial, Forsaken, and Brolaf.
  • Part 3 (V4.20)
    • AmumuSquare Amumu - Classic, Emumu, Little Knight, Vancouver, Pharaoh, Almost-Prom King, and Re-gifted.
    • CaitlynSquare Caitlyn - Classic, Officer, Arctic Warfare, Resistance, Safari, and Sheriff.
    • EzrealSquare Ezreal - Classic, Explorer, Frosted, Nottingham, and Striker.
    • FizzSquare Fizz - Classic, Tundra, Atlantean, Fisherman, and Void.
    • GragasSquare Gragas - Classic, Esquire, Hillbilly, Santa, and Scuba.
    • JaxSquare Jax - Classic, The Mighty Jax, Angler, PAX, and Jaximus.
    • Kog'MawSquare Kog'Maw - Classic, Monarch, Caterpillar, Sonoran, Deep Sea, Jurassic, and Reindeer.
    • MordekaiserSquare old3 Mordekaiser - Classic and Dragon Knight.
    • RivenSquare Riven - Classic, Redeemed, Crimson Elite, and Battle Bunny.
    • TalonSquare Talon - Classic, Crimson Elite, Dragonblade, and Renegade.
    • UdyrSquare Udyr - Classic, Black Belt, and Primal.
    • UrgotSquare old2 Urgot - Classic, Battlecast, Butcher, and Giant Enemy Crabgot.
    • VladimirSquare Vladimir - Classic, Blood Lord, Count, Marquis, Nosferatu, and Vandal.
    • ZileanSquare Zilean - Classic, Groovy, Old Saint, Shurima Desert, and Time Machine.
  • Part 4 (V4.21)
    • MalphiteSquare Malphite - Classic, Shamrock, Coral Reef, Marble, and Obsidian.
    • MalzaharSquare old2 Malzahar - Classic, Vizier, Shadow Prince, Djinn, and Overlord (as well as all the VoidlingSquare Voidlings)
    • ShenSquare old2 Shen - Classic, Frozen, Yellow Jacket, Surgeon, Blood Moon, and Warlord.
    • WukongSquare Wukong - Classic, Infernal, General, and Jade Dragon.
    • Xin ZhaoSquare old Xin Zhao - Classic, Commando, Imperial, Viscero, and Winged Hussar.
  • Part 5 (V5.1)
    • MorganaSquare old3 Morgana - Classic, Blackthorn, Blade Mistress, Exiled, and Sinful Succulence.
    • VolibearSquare Volibear - Classic, Northern Storm, and Thunder Lord.
  • Part 6 (V5.2)
    • Dr. MundoSquare Dr. Mundo - Classic, Corporate, Executioner, Mr. Mundoverse, Mundo Mundo, Toxic, and Rageborn.
    • IreliaSquare old Irelia - Classic, Aviator, Infiltrator, Nightblade, and Frostblade.
    • Jarvan IVSquare Jarvan IV - Classic, Commando, Darkforge, and Dragonslayer.
    • NunuSquare old2 Nunu - Classic, Demolisher, Bot, Grungy, Sasquatch, and Workshop.
    • SwainSquare old Swain - Classic, Bilgewater, Northern Front, and Tyrant.
    • VayneSquare Vayne - Classic, Vindicator, Aristocrat, Dragonslayer, and Heartseeker.
    • YorickSquare old Yorick - Classic, Undertaker, and Pentakill.
  • Part 7 (V5.3)
    • FiddlesticksSquare old2 Fiddlesticks - Classic, Spectral, Union Jack, Bandito, Pumpkinhead, Fiddle Me Timbers, and Surprise Party.
    • KennenSquare old Kennen - Classic, Deadly, Swamp Master, Karate, Arctic Ops, and M. D.
    • MordekaiserSquare old3 Mordekaiser - Infernal, and Lord
    • VeigarSquare Veigar - Classic, White Mage, Curling, Greybeard, Leprechaun, Baron Von, and Super Villain.
  • Part 8 (V5.5)
    • Cho'GathSquare Cho'Gath - Classic, Nightmare, Loch Ness, Jurassic, and Gentleman.
    • JannaSquare Janna - Classic, Tempest, Hextech, Frost Queen, and Victorious.
    • TaricSquare old2 Taric - Classic, Emerald, Armor of the Fifth Age, and Bloodstone.
    • WarwickSquare old Warwick - Classic, Grey, Urf, Big Bad, Tundra Hunter, Feral, Firefang, and Hyena.
  • Part 9 (V5.6)
    • KayleSquare old3 Kayle - Classic, Silver, Viridian, Unmasked, Battleborn, and Judgement.
    • Lee SinSquare Lee Sin - Classic, Traditional, Acolyte, Dragon Fist, and Muay Thai.
    • PantheonSquare old2 Pantheon - Classic, Myrmidon, Ruthless, Perseus, and Full Metal.
    • RumbleSquare Rumble - Classic, Rumble in the Jungle, and Bilgerat.
    • RyzeSquare old2 Ryze - Classic, Human, Tribal, Uncle, Triumphant, Professor, Zombie, Dark Crystal, and Pirate.
  • Part 10 (V5.8)
    • LuxSquare Lux - Classic, Spellthief, Sorceress, Commando, Imperial, and Steel Legion.
    • PoppySquare old Poppy - Classic, Noxus, Lollipoppy, Blacksmith, Ragdoll, Battle Regalia, and Scarlet Hammer.
    • ShacoSquare Shaco - Classic, Mad Hatter, Royal, Nutcracko, Workshop, and Asylum.
    • ShyvanaSquare Shyvana - Classic, Ironscale, Boneclaw and Darkflame.
    • TeemoSquare Teemo - Classic, Happy Elf, Recon, Badger, Astronaut, Cottontail, Super, and Panda.

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