League of Legends Patch 10.18 Preview: Sett Set for Nerfs

Sett is on course to receive big nerfs on League of Legends Patch 10.18

One week after the release of the bite-size Patch 10.17 (or Patch 10.16b), the League of Legends balance team has teased the next set of champion updates with the Patch 10.18 preview.

Riot Scruffy, the lead gameplay designer for League of Legends, jumped on Twitter on Tuesday, 25 August, and posted a full list of tentative changes heading to Summoner’s Rift on Patch 10.18. Included are 12 champion changes and 1 rune change in an attempt to rebalance the game and adjust some of the biggest outliers in the current meta.

Potentially the most impactful change of the patch – in both pro play and solo queue – is Sett’s Pit Grit and Knuckle Down nerfs. As an excellent flex pick and crowd control machine, the Boss boasts an extremely high presence in the current meta. The balance team has sought to change that with two nerfs that will definitely have a big effect on Sett’s win rate.

In terms of buffs, Ahri and Kayle are set to receive the largest ones on Patch 10.18. Ahri’s skills are to be updated and Fox-Fire is set to become a much more useful ability rather than a relatively ineffective DPS boost. Kayle, on the other hand, could receive a big boost in the form of a Starfire Spellblade cooldown buff.

Here is a full list of changes on Patch 10.18, all subject to change:

Champions

Ahri

Base Stats
Health Regen: 6.5 -> 5.5

Passive – Vastayan Grace
Removed

[New] Passive – Essence Theft
[New] Ahri gains an Essence Theft stack for each enemy hit by her abilities, up to a maximum of 3 per cast, storing up to 9 at once (Moved from Q – Orb of Deception).

W – Fox-Fire
[New] Movement Speed: 40% decaying over 1.5 seconds
[New] Deals 200% damage to minions below 20% health
Cooldown: 9/8/7/6/5 seconds -> 10/9/8/7/6 seconds
Cost: 40 mana -> 55 mana

 

Ashe

Base Stats
Attack Damage: 61 -> 59

 

Galio

Q – Winds of War
Gust Damage: 80/115/150/185/220 -> 70/105/140/175/210

 

Jarvan IV

Q – Dragon Strike
Base Damage: 80/120/160/200/240 -> 90/130/170/210/250

 

Kayle

Q – Radiant Blast
[Removed] No longer refunds mana on champion hit

W – Celestial Blessing
Cost: 70/80/90/100/110 mana -> 90/100/110/120/130 mana

E – Starfire Spellblade
Cooldown: 8 seconds -> 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds
Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 mana -> 0 mana
Missile Speed: 2000 -> 5000

 

Kog’Maw

Base Stats
Health Growth: 90 -> 85
Armor Growth: 3.5 -> 3.25

 

Miss Fortune

Base Stats
Attack Speed Growth: 2.25% -> 3%

W – Strut
Maximum Movement Speed: 50/60/70/80/90% -> 55/65/75/85/95%

 

Rumble

Q – Flamespitter
Total Base Damage: 175/210/245/280/315 -> 180/220/260/300/340

 

Sett

Passive – Pit Grit
Second Attack Bonus Damage: 5-90 (+15% attack damage) -> 5-90 (+50% bonus attack damage)

Q – Knuckle Down
Damage: 10/20/30/40/50 (+1/2/3/4/5% (+1% per 100 attack damage) of target’s maximum health) -> 10/20/30/40/50 (+2/2.4/2.8/3.2/3.6% per 100 attack damage of target’s maximum health)

 

Shen

Passive – Ki Barrier
Shield: 70-121 -> 60-111

 

Twitch

E – Contaminate
Bonus Damage Per Stack: 15/20/25/30/35 (+35% bonus attack damage)(+20% ability power) -> 15/20/25/30/35 (+35% bonus attack damage)(+33.3% ability power)

R – Spray and Pray
Damage Falloff: Deals 100-40% damage (based on enemy hit) -> Deals 100-70% damage (based on enemy hit)

 

Xin Zhao

W – Wind Becomes Lightning
Splash Base Damage: 30/40/50/60/70 -> 40/50/60/70/80
Thrust Damage: 30/65/100/135/170 (+75% attack damage) -> 40/75/110/145/180 (+80% attack damage)

 

Runes

Guardian

Shield: 70-150 (+25% ability power)(+12% bonus health) -> 70-150 (+15% ability power)(+9% bonus health)

The official Patch 10.18 notes are set to be revealed on Tuesday, 1 September in preparation for the implementation of the patch on the morning of Wednesday, 2 September.