League of Legends – Patch 9.1 breakdown

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"Base Stats HEALTH GROWTH: 90 ⇒ 95 BASE HEALTH REGEN: 1.4 ⇒ 1.8 HEALTH REGEN GROWTH: 0.14 ⇒ 0.18 ARMOR GROWTH: 3 ⇒ 4 BASE ATTACK DAMAGE: 67 ⇒ 69 Passive – Living Forge [NEW] CALLOUSED HANDS: Ornn now gains 10% additional armor and magic resist from items [NEW] TRADE KNOWLEDGE: At level 13, any upgradable item Ornn owns or purchases for the rest of the game is upgraded for free (Ornn can have up to two upgraded items) [NEW] BENEFACTOR: At each level from 14 onward, Ornn can upgrade one of his ally’s upgradable items by getting within 600 range of them and clicking on them (allies can only have one upgraded item) [REMOVED] PURCHASE ORDER: Ornn and his allies can no longer pay to upgrade their items [NEW] ITEMS: Ornn can upgrade new items! Bonuses listed below: Frozen Fist ARMOR: 65 ⇒ 95 MANA: 500 ⇒ 700 Youmuu’s Wraithblade ATTACK DAMAGE: 55 ⇒ 75 LETHALITY: 18 ⇒ 25 Might of the Ruined King ATTACK DAMAGE: 40 ⇒ 55 ATTACK SPEED: 25% ⇒ 40% Luden’s Pulse ABILITY POWER: 90 ⇒ 120 MANA: 600 ⇒ 850 Q – Volcanic Rupture COST: 55 mana ⇒ 45 mana BASE DAMAGE: 20/50/80/110/140 ⇒ 20/45/70/95/120 SLOW: 40/45/50/55/60% ⇒ 40% at all ranks W – Bellows Breath [REMOVED] SHIELD: No longer shields Ornn for 80/125/170/215/260 (+0.4 bonus armor)(+0.4 bonus magic resist) [NEW] UNSTOPPABLE: Ornn is now unstoppable during W COOLDOWN: 14 seconds ⇒ 12 seconds DURATION: 1 second (ticks every 0.2 seconds ) ⇒ 0.75 seconds (ticks every 0.15 seconds) SELF-SLOW: 50% ⇒ 35% BRITTLE PROC DAMAGE: 7%-12% target’s maximum health (levels 1-18) ⇒12%-20.5% target’s maximum health (levels 1-18) E – Searing Charge COST: 50 mana at all ranks ⇒ 35/40/45/50/55 mana [NEW] JUST A LITTLE LONGER: If a Q pillar is about to expire when Ornn casts E, it now lasts until Ornn’s dash completes R – Call of the Forge God FIRST CAST SLOW: 40/60/80% ⇒ 10% scaling up to 40/60/80% based on distance traveled SECOND CAST KNOCKUP: 1.5 seconds on all enemies hit ⇒ 1 second on the first enemy hit, 0.5 seconds on enemies hit past the first"

The forge rises in Patch 9.1 as Ornn might be coming back to terrorize us top laners again. In addition to some base health and armor changes – which will help him survive lane – he’s now getting an additional 10% on resistances from items on his passive. That’s ridiculous as his armor growth is already increasing, meaning he might return to his earlier status as the premier tank.

Elsewhere on his passive, Ornn and his allies no longer have to pay to upgrade their items, but Ornn can upgrade them once per level starting at 13. Riot really seems to be pigeon-holing him to a late-game dominating tank, but the buffs to his early stats might make him oppressive at all phases. Finally, there are some new items that can be upgraded like Frozen Fist, Blade of the Ruined King, and Ludens Echo, which is nice for allies that were left out of a viable upgrade.

Ornn’s Q is getting its damage and slow lowered in Patch 9.1 to allow for him to spam it more with a lower mana cost, which might be significant given the changes to his W. Bellow’s Breath now ticks quicker over a shorter duration and the percent max health damage is increased at all ranks! That is a HUGE amount of extra damage to a champ that is getting buffed base stats and his W is now quicker to hit (harder to dodge). All of this comes at the expense of him no longer gaining a shield, but it’s honestly not a bad tradeoff for all those bonuses.

The E change is a nice quality of life fix, but Ornn’s ultimate is getting a slight nerf (thank God). The slow now scales up so he can’t instantly cast it to get the immediate 40% slow and the knockup is less for all targets (and is longest for the first) which should mean that in a front-to-back fight the carries will be getting knocked up for less time unless they’re out of position or Ornn gets a flank.