League of Legends patch 9.13 notes: Teamfight Tactics and Qiyana

It's an exciting week for League of Legends now that Patch 9.13 is live. Not only do we get a new champion with Qiyana, Empress of the Elements, but Teamfight Tactics is now in open beta for anyone to try. Watch the video above to get a fun intro into both new additions and the other big changes in 9.13.

If you haven't been paying attention, Teamfight Tactics is Riot's take on the exploding Auto Chess genre, and it's super fun. If you're just getting started, check out our guide on the best champions to build your team around.

But let's take a look at what's in Patch 9.13.

LoL patch notes for 9.13

Qiyana overview and abilities

Qiyana is a unique champion in that she can channel different elements into her weapon to augment her attacks. Using her 'W' ability and selecting either the river, a wall, or bushes will change the behavior of her 'Q' ability, letting Qiyana root enemies, deal extra damage, or create a trail that stealths Qiyana and grants her extra movement speed.

Royal Privilege (Passive):

The first attack or ability against an enemy champ deals bonus damage. This cooldown resets when she draws a new element.

Edge of Ixtal (Q):

Qiyana slashes the area in front of her, dealing damage. If her weapon is using an element, her weapon hurls forward as a projectile and explodes. 

River - Roots opponents on hit.
Wall - Deals bonus damage to units with low health.
Brush - Leaves a stealth trail that gives movement speed.

Terrashape (W):

Targeting an element, Qiyana dashes forward to gather its power. While enchanted, she gains movement speed near the element, attack speed, and bonus damage.

Audacity (E):

Qiyana dashes a fixed distance towards a target, dealing damage to it.

Supreme Display of Talent (R):

Qiyana creates a shockwave, knocking back enemies. Any River, Brush, or Wall hit by the shockwave then explodes, dealing damage and briefly stunning enemies.

Champion changes

Corki (changed):

"'R' ammo bar now reads left-to-right. The Package ARAM timers adjusted."

Hextech Munitions (Passive):

ARAM first package spawn time 8:00 ⇒ 5:00

ARAM package cooldown 240 seconds ⇒ 150 seconds

Missile Barrage (R):

Left missile is now always the next to fire, with new charges loading in from the right.

Diana (changed):

"'Q' QoL changes."

Crescent Strike (Q):

Tip of Diana's Crescent Strike arc now reveals Fog of War for a short duration.

Crescent Strike casts more consistently aim toward the cursor.

Crescent Strike travels slightly faster.

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Illaoi (changed):

"'W' minimum damage added; also applies to turrets. Tentacles disappear faster when Illaoi leaves. 'E' Spirit and Vessel duration decreased; time between Tentacle attacks decreased. 'R' Tentacle cap increased."

Prophet of an Elder God (Passive):

(New) Tentacle AP ratio: 0.4 ability power

(New) Illaoi can now ping Prophet of an Elder God's cooldown to her team.

(Removed) Tentacles will no longer go into an idle state when Illaoi is not around to command them.

Harsh Lesson (W):

(New) Minimum damage added: 20/30/40/50/60

(New) Minimum damage is dealt as bonus damage to turrets.

Test of Spirit (E):

(Removed) Spirit duration is no longer reduced each time Illaoi is damaged by the target.

Base spirit duration: 10 seconds ⇒ 7 seconds

BASE vessel duration: 12 seconds ⇒ 10 seconds

Time between tentacle attacks: Once every 10 seconds at all levels ⇒ Once every 5/4/3 seconds (levels 1/7/13)

Leap of Faith (R):

Maximum summons: 5 Tentacles ⇒ 6 Tentacles

Leap of Faith Tentacles no longer despawn mid-attack if Illaoi commands them to slam with Harsh Lesson.

Karma (nerfed):

"Base 'E' movement speed duration decreased."

Inspire (E):

Movement speed duration: 2.5 seconds ⇒ 1.5 seconds (empowered 'E' duration still 2.5 seconds)

Ornn (buffed):

"'Q' damage ratio increased."

Volcanic Rupture (Q):

Ratio: 1.0 attack damage ⇒ 1.1 attack damage

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Pyke (changed):

"'Q' cooldown decreased early; stab damage bonus removed. 'W' movement speed now scales. 'E' no longer damages non-champions."

Bone Skewer (Q):

Stab targeting: AoE (30% reduced damage on non-champions) ⇒ Single target (hits nearest unit, preferring nearest champion)

(Removed) Bonus stab damage: Bone Skewer's stab cast no longer deals 15% bonus damage.

Cooldown: 14/12.5/11/9.5/8 seconds ⇒ 12/11/10/9/8 seconds

Ghostwater Dive (W):

Movement speed: 40% (decaying over 5 seconds) ⇒ 40/45/50/55/60% (decaying over 5 seconds)

Phantom Undertow (E):

(Removed) Minion and monster damage: Phantom Undertow no longer damages non-champions.

Sejuani (nerfed):

"Health growth decreased. 'W' second cast damage ratio decreased."

Base stats:

Health growth: 105 ⇒ 95

Winter's Wrath (W):

Second cast damage ratio: 6% Sejuani's maximum health ⇒ 5.25% Sejuani's maximum health

Sivir (nerfed)

"Attack damage growth, mana regen decreased. 'W' cost increased."

Base stats:

Attack damage growth: 3.11 ⇒ 3

Manage regen: 8.012 ⇒ 8

Ricochet (W):

Cost: 60 mana ⇒ 75 mana

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Sona (nerfed):

"'Q' aura damage ratio decreased. 'E' bonus movement speed ratio decreased."

Hymn of Volar (Q):

Aura damage ratio: 0.3 ability power ⇒ 0.2 ability power

Song of Celerity (E):

Bonus movement speed ratio: 6% movement speed per 100 ability power ⇒ 3% movement speed per 100 ability power

Sylas (buffed)

"Base attack damage, health growth increased. 'W' base damage increased."

Base stats:

Attack damage: 58 ⇒ 61

Health growth: 85 ⇒ 95

Kingslayer (W):

Base damage: 60/90/120/150/180 ⇒ 65/100/135/170/205

Syndra (buffed)

"Mana growth increased."

Base stats:

Mana growth: 30 ⇒ 40

Tristana (buffed):

"Attack damage growth, mana increased; mana regen decreased. 'W' damage increased."

Base stats:

Attack damage growth: 3.11 ⇒ 3.3

Mana: 246.76 ⇒ 250

Mana regen: 7.206 ⇒ 7.2

Rocket Jump (W):

Magic damage: 85/135/185/235/285 ⇒ 95/145/185/245/295

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Udyr (changed)

"All abilities can now be leveled to rank 6."

Money's Agility (Passive):

All abilities can now be leveled up 6 times, starting at level 16.

Tiger Stance (Q):

Damage: 30/60/90/120/150/180 (+1.1/1.25/1.4/1.55/1.7/1.85 attack damage)

Turtle Stance (W):

Shield: 60/95/130/165/200/235

Bear Stance (E):

Bonus movement speed: 15/20/25/30/35/40%

Bonus movement speed duration: 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3/3.25 seconds

Phoenix Stance (R):

Cone damage: 50/95/140/185/230/275

Damage per tick: 10/20/30/40/50/60

Item changes

Essence Reaver:

"Upgrade cost decreased; total cost increased. Build path adjusted."

Cost: 3200 gold ⇒ 3300 gold

Build path: Pickaxe + Caulfield's Warhammer + Cloak of Agility + 425 gold ⇒ B.F. Sword + Caulfield's Warhammer + Cloak of Agility + 100 gold

Randuin's Omen:

"Armor increased."

Armor: 60 ⇒ 70

Rod of Ages:

"Upgrade and total cost decreased."

Cost: 2700 gold (750 gold combine cost) ⇒ 2600 gold (650 gold combine cost)

Misc changes

'Your Shop' returns

"Personalized discounts are back from June 28, 2019 to July 22, 2019!"

New skins and chromas

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