League of Legends 9.14 patch notes: A new TFT hero and big balance changes

Big changes are coming this week now that we have League of Legends 9.14 patch notes. In addition to Team Fight Tactics getting a new champion, several of LoL's champions have had their abilities updated with effects like anti-shielding or flat damage reduction to make them natural counters to more popular champions.

So let's get into it and see what's new with League of Legends patch 9.14.

Teamfight Tactics patch notes

"9.14 also marks the first patch with official TFT patch notes! From now on, you can expect TFT patch notes almost every week on their own separate page. This first official patch week we have a whole host of changes. First, Twisted Fate is warping in to the Convergence for all your piracy and spell-slinging needs. Then, get ready to start climbing because the ranked Beta Season is coming and as they say, 'RNG is a ladder.' Finally, items and gold will now drop from NPC rounds on a more consistent basis.

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League of Legends 9.14 patch notes

Champions with new natural counter abilities

Blitzcrank (Anti-shield):

"R now destroys shields on enemies before dealing damage and silencing."

R - Static Field

NEW: Static Field now removes shields on enemies before its other effects (damage and silence).

Renekton (Anti-shield):

"Empowered W now breaks shields on targets before dealing damage and stunning."

W - Ruthless Predator

NEW: Destroys existing shields on targets when empowered with 50 Fury before its existing effects (damage and stun).

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Katarina (Anti-heal):

"R healing reduction increased."

R - Death Lotus

40% healing reduction ⇒ 60% healing reduction.

Kled (Anti-heal):

"Q pull now applies healing reduction."

Q - Bear Trap on a Rope

NEW: Pulling in an enemy reduces all healing on them by 60% for 5 seconds.

Fizz (Flat damage reduction):

"Passive reduces all sources of damage."

Passive - Nimble Fighter

DAMAGE REDUCTION: 4/6/8/10/12/14 (levels 1/4/7/10/13/16) against basic attacks ⇒ 4 (+0.01 ability power) against all sources of damage(maximum of 50% reduction).

Leona (Flat damage reduction):

"W reduces damage by a flat amount; armor decreased; magic resist decreased. R no longer empowers basic attacks."

W - Eclipse

NEW: Eclipse now grants 8/12/16/20/24 pre-mitigation damage reduction (maximum of 50% reduction).

ARMOR: 25/35/45/55/65 ⇒ 20/25/30/35/40

MAGIC RESIST: 20/30/40/50/60 ⇒ 20/25/30/35/40

R - Solar Flare

REMOVED: Leona no longer gains empowered basic attacks after casting Solar Flare.

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Karma (True sight):

"W now provides true sight on rooted targets."

W - Focused Resolve/Renewal

NEW: Focused Resolve/Renewal now reveals successfully rooted targets for the duration of the root as well.

LeBlanc (True sight):

"E now provides true sight on rooted targets."

E - Ethereal Chains

NEW: Ethereal Chains now reveals successfully rooted targets for the duration of the root as well.

Morgana (True Sight):

"R now provides true sight on stunned targets."

R - Soul Shackles

NEW: Soul Shackles now reveals successfully stunned targets for the duration of the root as well.

Ahri (Anti-mobility):

"E now cancels in-progress dashes; bonus damage duration decreased."

E - Charm

NEW: Charm now cancels in-progress dashes.

BONUS DAMAGE DURATION: 5 seconds ⇒ 3 seconds.

Cassiopeia (Anti-mobility):

"W minimum cast range removed; maximum cast range decreased; cooldown increased early and decreased late. E healing increased; now reduced when poisoning minions and small monsters; cost flattened. Ability casts now buffer."

General

NEW: Cassiopeia can now buffer her ability casts.

Base Stats

HEALTH: 537 ⇒ 575

HEALTH GROWTH: 87 ⇒ 90

MANA: 418 ⇒ 350

MANA GROWTH: 31.5 ⇒ 40

ARMOR: 25 ⇒ 20

W - Miasma

REMOVED: Cassiopeia no longer has a minimum cast range on Miasma.

MAXIMUM CAST RANGE: 800 ⇒ 700.

COOLDOWN: 18/17.5/17/16.5/16 seconds ⇒ 24/21/18/15/12 seconds.

E - Twin Fang

NEW: Cassiopeia heals for 75% less when she poisons minions and small monsters.

HEAL: 5-22 (based on level) (+0.1 ability power) ⇒ 13/16/19/22/25% of her ability power.

COST: 40/45/50/55/60 mana ⇒ 50 mana at all ranks.

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Poppy (Anti-mobility):

"W bonus movement speed increased; bonus movement speed duration decreased; grounds and slows dashing enemies."

W - Steadfast Presence

NEW: If Poppy stops an enemy from dashing or casting a movement ability, she grounds and slows them by 25% for 2 seconds.

MOVEMENT SPEED DURATION: 2.5 seconds ⇒ 2 seconds.

BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED: 30% ⇒ 35%.

Champion changes

Aatrox (changed):

"Base health regen growth increased. R no longer revives Aatrox; amplified self-healing increased; cooldown decreased."

Base Stats

HEALTH REGEN GROWTH: 0.75 ⇒ 1

R - World Ender

REMOVED: Aatrox no longer earns a Revive through kills

AMPLIFIED SELF-HEALING: 40/55/70% ⇒ 50/60/70%

COOLDOWN: 140/120/100 seconds ⇒ 120/100/80 seconds

Akali (changed):

"W cooldown flattened; energy restore flattened; duration extension removed; stealth type changed. Q AP ratio increased. E damage increased. R cooldown increased."

Base Stats

MAGIC RESIST: 32.1 ⇒ 37

HEALTH GROWTH: 85 ⇒ 95

Q - Five Point Strike

RATIO: 0.5 ability power ⇒ 0.6 ability power

W - Twilight Shroud

STEALTH TYPE: Obscurity ⇒ Invisibility (Akali is now fully revealed by True Sight effects, rather than only her outline)

COOLDOWN: 25/22/19/16/13 seconds ⇒ 20 seconds at all ranks

ENERGY RESTORE: 40/50/60/70/80 ⇒ 80 at all ranks

REMOVED: Twilight Shroud's duration no longer extends if Akali breaks invisibility by basic attacking or using abilities

E - Shuriken Flip

SHURIKEN DAMAGE: 70/105/140/175/210 (+0.7 bonus attack damage) ⇒40/70/100/130/160 (+0.35 total attack damage)

NEW: SHURIKEN AP RATIO: 0.5 ability power

DASH DAMAGE: 50/80/110/140/170 (+0.7 bonus attack damage) ⇒40/70/100/130/160 (+0.35 total attack damage)

NEW: DASH AP RATIO: 0.5 ability power

R - Perfect Execution

COOLDOWN: 100/85/70 seconds ⇒ 120/110/100 seconds

Alistar (buffed):

"Base mana and mana growth increased."

Base Stats

MANA: 278.84 ⇒ 350

MANA GROWTH: 38 ⇒ 40

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Aurelion Sol (changed):

"Q max stun duration and radius growth per second increased. E max movement speed now scales with level."

Q - Starsurge

MAXIMUM STUN DURATION: 1.65/1.8/1.95/2.1/2.25 seconds after traveling for 5 seconds ⇒ 2.2/2.4/2.6/2.8/3 seconds after traveling for 5 seconds (minimum stun duration still 0.55/0.6/0.65/0.7/0.75/0.8 seconds)

STAR RADIUS GROWTH: Increased by 33%

E - Comet of Legend

MAXIMUM BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED: 25/30/35/40/45% ⇒ 25-45% (levels 1-18)

Bard (changed):

"Base health increased; health regen decreased. E travel speed increased; ally bonus speed flattened."

Base Stats

HEALTH:535 ⇒ 575

HEALTH REGEN: 7.5 ⇒ 5.5

E - Magical Journey

TRAVEL SPEED:800 ⇒ 900

ALLY BONUS SPEED: 10/20/30/40/50% ⇒ 33% at all ranks

Diana (nerfed):

"Passive and R bugfixes. Q arc speed decreased. W cost bugfixed."

Passive - Moonsilver Blade

BUGFIX: Will no longer occasionally do unintended additional damage to turrets.

Q - Crescent Strike

INNER ARC SPEED: 2100 ⇒ 1900

OUTER ARC SPEED: 2300 ⇒ 2100

W - Pale Cascade

COST: 40/55/60/65/70 mana ⇒ 40/55/70/85/100 mana

R - Lunar Rush

BUGFIX: Lunar Rush can no longer be reset twice when a reset was timed with a new application of Moonlight.

Galio (changed):

"Passive cooldown reduction removed; cooldown decreased; damage increased. Q cooldown and damage increased; cost decreased late. W now interruptible by CC and restricts Flash during channel; self-slow decreased."

Base Stats

MANA GROWTH: 20 ⇒ 40

Passive - Colossal Smash

REMOVED: Colossal Smash's cooldown is no longer reduced every time Galio hits a unique enemy champion with an ability.

Q - Winds of War

COOLDOWN: 8 seconds ⇒ 5 seconds

DAMAGE: 12-80 (levels 1-18) (+1.0 total attack damage) (+0.5 ability power) (+0.4 bonus magic resist) ⇒ 15-160 (levels 1-18) (+1.0 total attack damage) (+0.5 ability power) (+0.6 bonus magic resist)

COOLDOWN: 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds ⇒ 14/13/12/11/10 seconds

GUST DAMAGE: 70/105/140/175/210 ⇒ 80/115/150/185/220

COST: 80/90/100/110/120 mana ⇒ 80/85/90/95/100 mana

W - Shield of Durand

NEW: Galio cannot Flash while channeling Shield of Durand.

NEW: Shield of Durand can now be interrupted by all the usual CC effects that interrupt channels.

SELF-SLOW: 30% ⇒ 15%

Jayce (changed):

"Attack damage decreased; attack damage growth increased. Q base damage decreased early, increased late; damage ratio increased."

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE: 58 ⇒ 54

ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH: 3.5 ⇒ 4.25

Q - Shock Blast

DAMAGE: 70/115/160/205/250/295 (+1.0 bonus attack damage) ⇒55/105/155/205/255/305 (+1.2 bonus attack damage)

Jhin (buffed):

"W cooldown decreased; root duration increased."

W - Deadly Flourish

COOLDOWN: 14 seconds ⇒ 12 seconds

ROOT DURATION: 0.75/1/1.25/1.5/1.75 seconds ⇒ 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds

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Kennen (changed):

"Attack damage and attack speed decreased; attack damage growth increased. E bonus attack speed increased."

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE: 50.544 ⇒ 48

ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH: 3.3 ⇒ 3.75

ATTACK SPEED: 0.69 ⇒ 0.625

E - Lightning Rush

BONUS ATTACK SPEED: 30/40/50/60/70% ⇒ 40/50/60/70/80%

Lux (changed):

"Q cooldown increased early, decreased late; cost flattened. W double shield on return removed; shield ratio increased; shield duration decreased. R cooldown reset removed; cooldown decreased late; ratio increased."

Q - Light Binding

COOLDOWN:10 seconds ⇒ 13/12/11/10/9 seconds

COST: 40/45/50/55/60 mana ⇒ 50 mana at all ranks

W - Prismatic Barrier

RETURNING SHIELD: Double outgoing shield ⇒ Same as outgoing shield (returning shield still stacks with the outgoing shield).

SHIELD RATIO: 0.2 ability power ⇒ 0.3 ability power

MAXIMUM SHIELD: 150/195/240/285/330 (+0.6 ability power) ⇒100/130/160/190/220 (+0.6 ability power)

SHIELD DURATION: 3 seconds ⇒ 2.5 seconds

R - Final Spark

REMOVED: No longer refunds a percentage of its maximum cooldown when hitting at least one enemy champion that dies within 1.75 seconds

COOLDOWN: 80/65/50 seconds ⇒ 80/60/40 seconds

RATIO: 0.75 ability power ⇒ 1.0 ability power

Malphite (reworked):

"Q slow increased, slow duration decreased. W empowers basic attacks on cast and cleaves in a cone; cost increased and scales with rank. VFX and QoL updates."

Visual Updates

SHINE AND POLISH: New VFX for all abilities and skins.

MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL: Malphite is slightly smaller at the start of the game.

NEW: Malphite's size now increases with his armor, capping around 850 armor.

Passive - Granite Shield

NEW: Shield regeneration VFX added.

Q - Seismic Shard

ROLLING STONES: Improved cast animation for most skins.

THE ROCK IS COOKING: Malphite now spawns his rock ~100 units in front of him rather than at his center point.

SLOW: 14/17/20/23/26% ⇒ 15/20/25/30/35%

SLOW DURATION: 4 seconds ⇒ 3 seconds

W - Thunderclap

EMPOWERED BASIC ATTACK: Malphite's next basic attack within 6 seconds gains 50 increased range and deals 20/35/50/65/80 (+0.2 ability power) (+0.15 armor) bonus physical damage.

ROCKY ROAD CONE: For the next 5 seconds after casting, Malphite's basic attacks cleave enemies in a cone in front of him, dealing 10/20/30/40/50 (+0.2 ability power) (+0.1 armor) physical damage to enemies hit.

COST: 25 mana at all ranks ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50 mana

Mordekaiser (nerfed):

"Passive base damage decreased. E magic penetration decreased late."

Passive - Darkness Rise

BASE DAMAGE: 8-25 (levels 1-18) ⇒ 5-15 (levels 1-18)

BUGFIX: No longer activates on Mordekaiser's corpse if it procs via Death's Grasp hitting 3 enemies after Mordekaiser dies.

E - Death's Grasp

MAGIC PENETRATION: 5/10/15/20/25% ⇒ 5/7.5/10/12.5/15%

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Neeko (changed):

"Attack damage and attack speed decreased; attack damage growth and attack speed growth increased. Passive no longer breaks when Neeko basic attacks enemy champions. W passive movement speed decreased."

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE: 52 ⇒ 48

ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH: 2 ⇒ 2.5

ATTACK SPEED: 0.645 ⇒ 0.625

ATTACK SPEED GROWTH: 2.5% ⇒ 3%

Passive - Inherent Glamour

New: Neeko no longer loses her disguise when basic attacking enemy champions.

W - Shapesplitter

PASSIVE BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED: 20/25/30/35/40% ⇒10/15/20/25/30%

Nidalee (buffed):

"Cougar E base magic damage increased."

E - Swipe

BASE DAMAGE: 70/130/190/250 ⇒ 80/140/200/260

Pyke (changed):

"E now stuns non-champions. R deals reduced damage to surviving enemies; now grants Pyke additional "Your Cut" gold as well."

E - Phantom Undertow

NEW: Phantom Undertow now stuns non-champions, but deals no damage to them.

R - Death From Below

NEW: Deals 50% reduced damage to enemies that survive Death from Below.

SPLIT BOUNTY: When Pyke kills an enemy with Death from Below, the last assisting ally ⇒ the last assisting ally and Pyke are granted "Your Cut".

FIRST MATE: When Pyke assists on a kill following Death from Below, he receives 1 "Your Cut" ⇒ 2 "Your Cut".

NEW: Death from Below's icon now shows next to Pyke's health bar when it can be cast for free.

Ryze (buffed):

"Base health regen and health regen growth increased. Q and E bugfixes."

Base Stats

HEALTH REGEN: 7 ⇒ 8

HEALTH REGEN GROWTH: 0.55 ⇒ 0.8

Q - Overload

BUGFIX 1: Overload no longer cancels Ryze's movement when spammed during its cast time.

BUGFIX 2: Overload no longer bounces back to its original target if Spell Flux is applied to it during other bounces.

E - Spell Flux

BUGFIX 3: Now correctly triggers Manaflow Band when it bounces to a champion.

BUGFIX 4: Spell Flux no longer bounces back to its original target off of other targets that have Flux on them.

Singed (nerfed):

"Q recast timer increased; brighter ability icon when toggled on in the spell bar."

Q - Poison Trail

RECAST TIMER: 0 seconds ⇒ 0.5 seconds

INDICATOR: When toggled on, Poison Trail's icon will be highlighted more brightly.

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Swain (changed):

"Soul Fragments restore mana and permanently increase Swain's max HP. Q pierces through minions; no longer pierces through champions killed. R1 drains all nearby enemies. R2 damage tied to R1 health drained; no longer modified by Soul Fragments; now castable immediately."

Base Stats

HEALTH GROWTH: 90 ⇒ 85

ATTACK RANGE: 550 ⇒ 525

Passive - Ravenous Flock

REMOVED: Swain can no longer store up to 5 Soul Fragments in reserve, empowering Demonflare.

NEW: Swain permanently stores Soul Fragments, increasing his maximum health by 5 per Soul Fragment.

NEW: Collecting a Soul Fragment restores 4/5.5/7% of Swain's mana.

Q - Death's Hand

REMOVED: Killing a target no longer restores 3% of Swain's maximum mana.

NEW: Bolts now always continues through minions, but stop on impact with enemy champions.

COOLDOWN: 7.5/6.25/5/3.75/2.5 seconds ⇒ 10/8.5/7/5.5/4 seconds

RANGE: 725 ⇒ 625

ANGLE BETWEEN BOLTS: 8 ⇒ 10

R - Demonic Ascension

COST: 0 mana ⇒ 100 mana

BONUS HEALTH: 150/275/400 ⇒ 125/200/275 (+5 per Soul Fragment)

MINION AND MONSTER HEALING REDUCTION: 80% ⇒ 90%

NEW: Swain drains all enemy units within range, including invisible units.

R - Demonflare

REMOVED: Swain no longer needs to restore 125/300/450 health to cast Demonflare and can cast it immediately.

DEMONFLARE DAMAGE: 45/60/75 (+0.21 ability power) magic damage per Soul Fragment to all nearby enemies ⇒ 75% of the health Swain has drained during Demonic Ascension in magic damage, up to a cap.

NEW: DEMONFLARE MINIMUM DAMAGE: 100/150/200 (+0.5 ability power)

NEW: DEMONFLARE MAXIMUM DAMAGE: 200/300/400 (+1.0 ability power)

Sylas (changed):

"Passive damage vs minions less reduced. Q detonation damage increased. E shield granted on first cast; no longer blocks non-magic damage but blocks all magic damage for a duration; cooldown flattened; second cast stun duration decreased. R cast range decreased, recast window decreased, cooldown increased, AD->AP ratio conversion decreased."

Passive - Petricite Burst

DAMAGE REDUCTION ON MINIONS: 70% ⇒ 50%

Q - Chain Lash

DETONATION DAMAGE: 40/60/80/100/120 (+0.4 ability power) ⇒45/70/95/120/145 (+0.6 ability power)

E - Abscond/Abduct

NEW: Now shields himself against all magic damage for 2 seconds on first cast.

COOLDOWN: 18/17/16/15/14 seconds ⇒ 14 seconds at all ranks

ABDUCT STUN DURATION: 0.5 seconds ⇒ 0.35 seconds

R - Hijack

CAST RANGE: 1050 ⇒ 950

HIJACKED ULTIMATE HOLD DURATION: 120 seconds ⇒ 90 seconds

COOLDOWN: 85/50/15 seconds ⇒ 100/80/60 seconds

AP RATIO CONVERSION: 0.5 ability power to 1.0 bonus attack damage, 0.7 ability power to 1.0 total attack damage ⇒ 0.4 ability power to 1.0 bonus attack damage, 0.6 ability power to 1.0 total attack damage.

Tahm Kench (changed):

"Passive damage health scaling increased; stacks no longer increase ability damage; abilities no longer apply stacks. Q no longer has a melee-range arc; stun now consumes all stacks. W1 Nearsight on enemies removed. W2 stun on enemies removed. E stores less Grey Health but heals for a higher percent; cooldown reduced but starts on shield expiration."

Passive - An Acquired Taste

REMOVED: Abilities no longer deal bonus magic damage based on passive stacks.

REMOVED: Abilities no longer apply An Acquired Taste stacks.

Q - Tongue Lash

ON-HIT DAMAGE: 1.5% Tahn Kench's maximum health per stack ⇒ 2.5% Tahm Kench's maximum health at any number of stacks.

COOLDOWN: 8/7/6/5/4 seconds ⇒ 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds

REMOVED: No longer hits enemies in a wide arc in front of Tahm Kench on cast

NEW: Stunning an enemy with Tongue Lash consumes all stacks of An Acquired Taste

SLOW: 50/55/60/65/70% ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50%

SLOW DURATION: 2 seconds ⇒ 3 seconds

STUN DURATION: 1.5 seconds ⇒ 2 seconds

W - Devour/Regurgitate

REMOVED: Enemies are no longer nearsighted while Devoured.

REMOVED: Enemies are no longer stunned for 0.25 seconds after they're Regurgitated.

DAMAGE RATIO: 9/10/11/12/13% of target's maximum health ⇒ 11% of target's maximum health.

MAXIMUM MONSTER DAMAGE: 400/450/500/550/600 ⇒ 500

NEW: Tahm Kench can now Devour and Regurgitate Blue Sentinel and Red Brambleback.

E - Thick Skin

GREY HEALTH: 80/85/90/95/100% of the damage Tahm Kench takes ⇒45/50/55/60/65% of the damage Tahm Kench takes.

GREY HEALTH HEAL: 20/25/30/35/40% of Grey Health ⇒ 75% of Grey Health at all ranks.

COOLDOWN: 6 seconds starting on cast ⇒ 3 seconds when Thick Skin's shield expires or is broken.

Urgot (buffed):

"W recast timer decreased."

W - Purge

RECAST TIMER: 1 seconds ⇒ 0.5 seconds

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Yuumi (changed):

"Passive shield decreased; mana restore removed. Q empowered damage decreased; cost increased. E missing HP scaling increased; cost decreased."

Passive - Bop 'n' Block

SHIELD: 80-300 (levels 1-18) ⇒ 50-300 (levels 1-18)

REMOVED: Yuumi no longer restores mana when she hits an enemy with an empowered basic attack.

Q - Prowling Projectile

EMPOWERED DAMAGE: 60/105/150/195/240/285 (+0.6 ability power) ⇒50/95/140/185/230/275 (+0.65 ability power)

COST: 60/65/70/75/80/85 mana ⇒ 75/80/85/90/95/100 mana

E - Zoomies!

BASE HEAL SCALING: Up to +100% ⇒ +130% based on target's missing health(healing from AP ratio still scales up to +300% based on target's missing health).

COST: 60/70/80/90/100 mana ⇒ 30/40/50/60/70 mana

Misc changes

Death Recap

"The new Death Recap is now live! This new and improved version includes damage type breakdowns, fight duration, and CC duration. Clicking the Recap will allow you to expand and see additional details on damage sources. We still have some more improvements planned for the future, so stay tuned. In the meantime, get in the game and see it for yourself!"

Show [Allied] Chat

"We've added a new option under Settings>Interface>Chat that will now allow you to mute your allies' chats. There is now a separate checkbox for "Show [Allied] Chat" next to the already existing "Show [All] Chat". Both settings will be checked by default, but players can now uncheck both to mute both enemies' and teammates' chats permanently, or until they're turned back on. However, unchecking both will not mute the pre- and post-game chat, but we've heard your requests and are considering including those in the future!"

New skins and chromas

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