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New Cosmetics

The following Champion skins have been added to the store:

The following Champions and Skins have received a new splash art:

The following Summoner icons have been added to store:

The following Emotes have been added to the store:

General

  • Season 2018 Ranked season begins on January 16th, 2018.
    • This resets all players' ranked league.
    • This resets Hextech Chest drop on every champion.
  • In ranked Solo/Duo, Challenger players can now duo queue.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a severe client load time issue for players using macOS version 10.8 or earlier. To get the fix, you'll have to completely reinstall League.
Honor
  • Each honor level now has 3 checkpoints.
  • Honor reset:
    • Previous level 5 are now level 2, checkpoint 3.
    • Previous level 4 are now level 2, checkpoint 2.
    • Previous level 3 are now level 2, checkpoint 1.
    • Previous level 2 are now level 2, no checkpoints.
    • Previous level 1 and below do not reset.
  • New rewards:
    • Level 1
      • Level up: one key.
    • Level 2
      • Level up: one key
      • Checkpoint: two key fragments
    • Level 3
      • Level up: Level 3 Capsule containing 3 Key fragments, a ward skin, and BE icon 300 or a higher value champion shard.
      • Checkpoint: Level 3 Orb containing 2 Key fragments and BE icon 150 or a higher value champion shard.
    • Level 4
      • Level up: Level 4 Capsule containing 4 Key fragments, an emote, and BE icon 630 or a higher value champion shard.
      • Checkpoint: Level 4 Orb containing 2 Key fragments and BE icon 200 or a higher value champion shard.
    • Level 5
      • Level up: Level 5 Capsule containing 5 Key fragments, Warwick GreyCircle Grey Warwick or Twitch MedievalCircle Medieval Twitch, and BE icon 960 or a higher value champion shard. If both skins are owned, you're guaranteed an emote or ward skin instead.
      • Checkpoint: Level 5 Orb containing 3 Key fragments and BE icon 250 or a higher value champion shard.

League of Legends V8.1

Game

  • End-of-game runes stats that report duration (i.e. Lethal Tempo rune Lethal Tempo's "Total Active Time") now use 00:00 formatting instead of number of seconds active.
  • Cleaned up Runes VFX in Spectator VFX to remove overlapping particles.
  • If you close the item shop within 0.25 seconds of selling an item, the sale is cancelled.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where many hard crowd controls would interrupt several charged/channeled abilities even when they had been blocked by a spell shield.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where the healthbar fade and shake animations were displayed even if "Show Health Bar Shake" option was disabled.
    • Bug Fix: Clicking on an enemy tower will now consistently show its item inventory.
Champion health bars
  • Higher contrast red health.
  • Darker background (to pop health even more).
  • Bigger, brighter level text.
  • Slightly slimmer border.
  • Smaller name text (creates contrast with CC states and room for club tags).

Champions

Ashe OriginalSquare Ashe
Brand OriginalSquare Brand
  • Blaze Blaze
    • Damage per stack increased to 4% of target's maximum health from 2%.
Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia
Cho'Gath OriginalSquare Cho'Gath
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Bug Fix: Empowered attacks no longer interrupt the basic attacks of enemy champions they hit.
Evelynn OriginalSquare Evelynn
  • Whiplash Whiplash
    • Bug fix: No longer goes on cooldown if it fizzles due to her losing vision of her target during its cast time.
Galio OriginalSquare Galio
  • Shield of Durand Shield of Durand
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where his shield would expire, rather than refresh 12 seconds after taking damage.
Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank
  • Parrrley Parrrley
    • Bug Fix: Now correctly goes on cooldown on cast start instead of cast end.
  • Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage
    • Bug Fix: Cooldown will no longer reset when buying the Raise Morale item Raise Morale upgrade.
Gnar OriginalSquare Gnar
  • Gnar SuperGalaxyCircle Super Galaxy Gnar
    • Bug Fix: Transformation to and from Mega Gnar has been visually changed to remove a seizure risk.
Graves OriginalSquare Graves
  • End of the Line End of the Line
    • Mana cost reduced to 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 from 60 / 70 / 90 / 90 / 100.
    • Cooldown reduced to 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 seconds from 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10.
  • Smoke Screen Smoke Screen
    • Slow increased to 50% at all ranks from 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35%.
    • Slow duration reduced to 0.5 seconds from 1.5.
Heimerdinger OriginalSquare Heimerdinger
  • H-28Q Apex Turret H-28Q Apex Turret
    • Beam base damage reduced to 100 / 140 / 180 from 200 / 270 / 340.
Jinx OriginalSquare Jinx
  • Jinx AmbitiousElfCircle Ambitious Elf Jinx
    • General
      • Bug Fix: Hair no longer stretches unnaturally during several animations.
    • Zap! Zap!
      • Bug Fix: Trail no longer appears in front of the candy projectile.
Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle
  • Stats
    • Attack damage growth reduced to 2.2 from 2.8.
    • Bonus attack speed at level 1 reduced to 10% from 15%.
  • Righteous Fury Righteous Fury
    • Cooldown changed to 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 seconds from 16 at all ranks.
Kog'Maw OriginalSquare Kog'Maw
Lulu OriginalSquare Lulu
Lux OriginalSquare Lux
Maokai OriginalSquare Maokai
  • Twisted Advance Twisted Advance
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where chaining certain dashes together would cause the second dash to last for the same duration as the first. This is why Twisted Advance took so long to reach a target after exiting Tahm Kench OriginalSquare Tahm Kench's Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage.
Nami OriginalSquare Nami
Nidalee OriginalSquare Nidalee
  • Takedown Takedown
    • Bug Fix: No longer damages enemies if its empowered attack is dodged.
  • Nidalee BewitchingCircle Bewitching Nidalee
    • Takedown Takedown
      • Bug Fix: Bat VFX have been restored when jumping towards hunted targets.
Nunu OriginalSquare Nunu
  • Nunu NunuBotCircle Nunu Bot
    • Bug Fix: Arms are no longer missing electric VFX.
Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn
  • Bellows Breath Bellows Breath
    • Bug Fix: Brittle proc no longer apply its effect if the attack that would apply it is blocked.
Skarner OriginalSquare Skarner
  • Stats
    • Base mana increased to 320 from 272.2.
  • Fracture Fracture
    • Bonus physical damage increased to 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 from 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65.
    • Stun duration increased to 1.5 seconds from 1.
Syndra OriginalSquare Syndra
  • Unleashed Power Unleashed Power
    • All Dark Sphere Dark Spheres now consistently fly at Unleashed Power's target, even if the target dies or goes invulnerable.
    • The three spheres orbiting her now properly materialize even if Unleashed Power's target dies as the ability is cast.
    • Syndra's movement no longer becomes funky for a few seconds if Unleashed Power's target dies before all spheres have fired.
    • Dark Sphere Dark Spheres that didn't damage Unleashed Power's target now properly interact with her other abilities.
    • Dark Sphere Dark Spheres that didn't damage Unleashed Power's target no longer move erratically when affected by her other abilities.
    • Dark Sphere Dark Spheres created shortly after Unleashed Power ends no longer move erratically when affected by her other abilities.
Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr
Vayne OriginalSquare Vayne
  • Tumble Tumble
    • Bug Fix: Her first Tumble attack out of Final Hour Final Hour's stealth can now correctly be heard/seen.
Zac OriginalSquare Zac
  • Let's Bounce! Let's Bounce!
    • Bug Fix: Zac will no longer get stuck in his Let's Bounce! animation continuously if he revives with Guardian Angel item Guardian Angel after during the cast animation.
Zoe OriginalSquare Zoe
Zyra OriginalSquare Zyra
  • Grasping Roots Grasping Roots
    • Bug Fix: Fixed very rare instances where canceling an auto attack could also cause an in-flight projectile to disappear.

Items

Archangel's Staff item Archangel's Staff
  • Mana Charge tooltip updated to "for each mana expenditure" from "for each spell cast or mana expenditure".
  • Mana Charge no longer trigger on abilities without a mana cost.
Manamune item Manamune
  • Mana Charge tooltip updated to "for each basic attack or mana expenditure" from "for each basic attack, spell cast or mana expenditure".
  • Mana Charge no longer trigger on abilities without a mana cost.
Tear of the Goddess item Tear of the Goddess
  • Mana Charge no longer triggers on abilities without a mana cost.
  • Mana Charge tooltip updated to "for each mana expenditure" from "for each spell cast or mana expenditure".

Runes

Arcane Comet rune Arcane Comet
  • Bug Fix: Now has ally/enemy color differentiation.
  • Bug Fix: Tooltip now properly lists its base damage.
Electrocute rune Electrocute
  • Bug Fix: Ally hits will no longer count towards Electrocute if both allies have the Keystone equipped.
Glacial Augment rune Glacial Augment
  • Bug Fix: Now has ally/enemy color differentiation.
Grasp of the Undying rune Grasp of the Undying
  • Bug Fix: No longer apply its effect if the attack that would apply it is blocked.
Hextech Flashtraption rune Hextech Flashtraption
Kleptomancy rune Kleptomancy
  • Bug Fix: Level-up UI no longer persists when using Ichor of Illumination item Elixir of Skill at level 18.
Predator rune Predator
  • New Effect: If the channel is interrupted, 50% of the cooldown is now refunded.
  • New Effect: If Predator's bonus damage is triggered via an area-of-effect ability, it will now prioritize the lowest-health target hit.
  • New Effect: Grants 67.5% bonus movement speed for the first 1.5 seconds.
Manaflow Band rune Manaflow Band
  • Bug Fix: Now works properly with alternate HUD schemes (Flipped Minimap, Team Frames on Left, etc.).
Revitalize rune Revitalize
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where abilities that cost health to cast will cause its bonus healing amount in the rune panel to decrease.
Domination icon Trait: Domination
  • Resolve secondary:
    • Bonus attack damage reduced to 5.4 from 10.8.
    • Ability power reduced to 9 from 18.
    • New Effect: Grants 65 health.
Precision icon Trait: Precision
  • Resolve secondary:
    • Bonus attack speed reduced to 9% from 18%.
    • New Effect: Grants 65 health.
Resolve icon Trait: Resolve
  • Precision secondary:
    • Bonus health reduced to 65 from 130.
    • New Effect: Grants 9% bonus attack speed.
  • Domination secondary:
    • Bonus health reduced to 65 from 130.
    • New Effect: Grants 5.4 attack damage or 9 ability power (Adaptive).
  • Sorcery secondary:
    • Bonus health reduced to 65 from 130.
    • New Effect: Grants 6 attack damage or 10 ability power (Adaptive).
Sorcery icon Trait: Sorcery
  • Resolve secondary:
    • New Effect: Grants 65 health.
    • Bonus attack damage reduced to 6 from 12.
    • Ability power reduced to 10 from 20.
Triumph rune Triumph
  • Bug Fix: Gold and healing are now properly granted to units in stasis when a takedown is earned.
Unsealed Spellbook rune Unsealed Spellbook
  • Bug Fix: Now properly updates its user's summoner spell icons in spectator mode.

Media

Patch Highlights 8

Patch Highlights 8.1

References


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