League of Legends Patch 10.13 preview: Aphelios and Yuumi nerfs

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The provisional changes on League of Legends Patch 10.13 have been revealed

The League of Legends Summer Split is underway, the meta is being slowly defined, and the overpowered champions have made themselves known. Aphelios, Kalista, Syndra, and Yuumi all boast incredibly high win rates and pro play presences in the current meta and are set to receive heavy nerfs on Patch 10.13.

Earlier in the week, Riot Scruffy (Lead Gameplay Designer for League of Legends) revealed the full list of provisional changes heading to Summoner’s Rift on Patch 10.13. While the buffs and nerfs remains subject to change until the official patch notes are released on Tuesday, 23 June, most of the aims and decisions of the patch will remain the same.

For example, the Death’s Dance nerf will probably stick due to its immense power when purchased by ADCs, and so will the Syndra nerf as she currently has a 95% presence across the top 4 regions in pro play. Cassiopeia, Ornn, and Conqueror also make it to the nerf list as the balance team look to reduce the impact of some of the strongest aspects of the current meta on Patch 10.13.

As for buffs, there’s plenty to look forward to in the provisional list of changes. AP Kog’Maw and AP Nunu could be back as their ratios see a small increase, Nocturne’s clear speed and jungle impact are also set to be boosted, and Vi’s Vault Breaker cooldown could be reduced to just 6 seconds.

Other champions set to be buffed include Gnar, Lucian, Rakan, Ryze, and Yorick in an attempt to broaden the champion pools of every role and welcome some underutilized champions back into the meta.

Here is the full list of provisional changes on Patch 10.13:



"Base StatsAttack Damage Growth: 2.2 -> 2Q – CrescendumNo longer refreshes Chakram duration with attacks on epic monstersR – Moonlight VigilCritical Strike Bonus: 50% -> 20%"


"Base StatsMagic Resist: 34 -> 32"


"E – HopAttack Speed: 20/30/40/50/60% -> 40/45/50/55/60%"


"Base StatsAttack Damage Growth: 4 -> 3.5"


"Q – Caustic SpittleDamage Ratio: 0.5 ability power -> 0.7 ability powerR – Living ArtilleryDamage Ratio: 0.25 ability power -> 0.35 ability power"


"Q – Piercing LightEffect Range: 900 -> 1000"


"Passive – Umbra BladesBasic attacks against enemy champions reduce Umbra Blades’ cooldown by 2 seconds -> All basic attacks reduce Umbra Blades’ cooldown by 2 seconds"

Nunu & Willump

"Q – ConsumeDamage Ratio: 0.5 ability power -> 0.65 ability powerHealing Ratio: 0.7 ability power -> 1.0 ability powerR – Absolute Zero[New] Shield Ratio: 1.5 ability power"


"Passive – Living ForgeBrittle Damage: 10-18% maximum health -> 12% maximum health"


"W – Grand EntranceDamage: 70/115/160/205/250 -> 70/120/170/220/270"


"Base StatsMagic Resist: 34 -> 36Attack Damage: 56 -> 58"


"Q – Dark SphereCost: 40/50/60/70/80 mana -> 60/65/70/75/80 mana"


"Q – Vault BreakerCooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 seconds -> 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 seconds"


"R – Eulogy of the IslesLeash Range: 900 -> 700"


"E – ZoomiesCost: 100/115/130/145/160 mana -> 40/45/50/55/60 mana (+15% maximum mana)"


Death’s Dance

"Ranged Users: Stores 20% of post-mitigation damage to be taken as damage over time -> Stores 10% of post-mitigation damage to be taken as damage over time"



"Maximum Stacks: 10 -> 12Ability Power per Stack: 2-5 -> 1.7-4.2"


"Base Shield: 80-200 -> 70-150"

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Are you happy with the provisional changes for League of Legends Patch 10.13? What would you like to see added/changed/removed ahead of the official patch notes release next week?