League of Legends Patch 10.16 Preview: The Yone Patch

Yone and 24 champion changes are heading to League of Legends on Patch 10.16

Twenty-four champion changes. Don’t rub your eyes, don’t refresh your browser, you’re not imagining things. There are set to be twenty-four champion changes on Patch 10.16 according to Riot Scruffy’s provisional patch preview. That is one-sixth of the entire champion pool updated just two weeks before playoffs.

Oh, and Yone will be released on Patch 10.16 as well.

While it’s unusual for so many changes in a single patch, the balance team has reassured players that most changes will be “small ones” and this is an attempt to diversify the playoffs and Worlds metas, which the pros will definitely appreciate.

The three biggest tentative changes of the patch hit Sett, Yasuo, and Ziggs. Sett’s base damages are being heavily reduced which limits the number of roles The Boss can slot into in both solo queue and pro play. Often we’ve seen Sett utilized as a flex pick due to his excellent crowd control, huge shield, and high base damage, but that could be about to change thanks to these Patch 10.16 nerfs.

As for Yasuo, if he wasn’t already annoying enough, he’s destined to be after these Patch 10.16 buffs. Increased base magic resist means the Unforgiven can face off against poke mages in lane, while an improved AD ratio on Last Breath could result in some insane 1v5 plays on one of League of Legends’ most obnoxious champions.

Ziggs could be about to stage a comeback on Patch 10.16 as his excellent burst damage and wave clear could be matched with quick tower-killing. Previously nerfed due to its oppressiveness, Zigg’s Short Fuse – Satchel Charge combo is set to receive a big boost on the next patch as the Hexplosives Expert’s passive could have its base AP ratio and tower damage increased.

Here’s a full list of the Patch 10.16 changes (all subject to change):

Champions

Akali

E – Shuriken Flip
Damage Type: Physical -> Magic

 

Ashe

Q – Ranger’s Focus
Attack Speed: 20/30/40/50/60% -> 20/25/30/35/40%

 

Bard

Base Stats
Health: 575 -> 560

W – Caretaker’s Shrine
Base Maximum Heal: 70/110/150/190/230 -> 55/95/135/175/215

 

Evelynn

Q – Hate Spike
Cooldown: 8 seconds -> 4 seconds
[Removed] Refunds 50%  of its cooldown when it hits a monster

 

Fiora

Q – Lunge
Cooldown: 16/14/12/10/8 seconds -> 13/11.25/9.5/7.75/6 seconds
Cooldown Refund: 60% -> 50%

 

Hecarim

E – Devastating Charge
Movement Speed: 25/37.5/50/62.5/75% -> 25/43.75/62.5/81.25/100%

 

Jax

E – Counter Strike
Cooldown: 16/14/12/10/8 seconds -> 14/12.5/11/9.5/8 seconds

 

Karma

Q – Inner Flame
Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 mana -> 65 mana
Cooldown: 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds -> 9/8.5/8/7.5/7 seconds

 

Karthus

Q – Lay Waste
Damage Ratio: 35% ability power -> 30% ability power

 

Kha’Zix

Q – Taste Their Fear
Isolation Bonus Damage: 120% total attack damage -> 110% total attack damage


Lucian

Q – Piercing Light
Base Damage: 85/120/155/190/225 -> 95/130/165/200/235

R – The Culling
Shots Fired: 20/25/30 -> 24/30/36

 

Miss Fortune

Base Stats
Attack Damage: 50 -> 52

 

Morgana

Q – Dark Binding
Cooldown: 11 seconds -> 10 seconds

 

Nautilus

W – Titan’s Wrath
Base Shield: 60/70/80/90/100 -> 45/55/65/75/85

 

Neeko

Q – Blooming Burst
Initial Base Damage: 70/115/160/205/250 -> 80/125/170/215/260
Bloom Base Damage: 35/55/75/95/115 -> 45/65/85/105/125

 

Nocturne

Passive – Umbra Blades
Cooldown: 10 seconds -> 14 seconds
Cooldown Refund Against Monsters and Champions: 2 seconds -> 3 seconds

 

Rakan

R – The Quickness
Movement Speed: 50% -> 75%

 

Sett

W – Haymaker
Base Damage: 80/105/130/155/180 -> 80/100/120/140/160

E – Facebreaker
Base Damage: 50/80/110/140/170 -> 50/70/90/110/130

 

Syndra

Q – Dark Sphere
Base Damage: 70/110/150/190/230 -> 70/105/140/175/210

 

Tristana

E – Explosive Charge
[New] Damage is increased by 1% per 2% critical strike chance

 

Veigar

Base Stats
Magic Resist: 30 -> 32

 

Volibear

Q – Thundering Smash
Movement Speed: 15/20/25/30/35% -> 10/14/18/22/26%

 

Yasuo

Base Stats
Magic Resist: 30 -> 32

R – Last Breath
Damage Ratio: 150% bonus attack damage -> 175% bonus attack damage

 

Yone

Yone is set to be released on Patch 10.16. Check out a full breakdown of the champion’s abilities here.

 

Ziggs

Passive – Short Fuse
Damage Ratio: 30/35/40/45/50% ability power -> 50% ability power
Damage to Towers: 200% -> 250%

 

Runes

Nimbus Cloak
Movement Speed: 15-35% -> 10-30% (based on summoner cooldown)

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The official Patch 10.15 notes are set to be revealed on Tuesday, 4 August in preparation for the implementation of the patch on the morning of Wednesday, 5 August.

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