League of Legends Patch 10.19 Breakdown: The Worlds Patch

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This is a breakdown of the changes coming to League of Legends on Patch 10.19

The 2020 League of Legends World Championship will be played on Patch 10.19. The balance team have carefully curated the perfect set of changes to forge an exciting Worlds meta and expand every role’s champion pool to include some fresh and flashy picks.

Earlier in the week, Riot Scruffy (lead gameplay designer for League of Legends) revealed the list of tentative changes heading to Summoner’s Rift in his fortnightly patch preview.

Since then, a few small alterations have been made, but all in all Patch 10.19 is set to include a small number of champion buffs and nerfs in order to adjust the current meta’s outliers and bring more balance to the World Championship.

Here’s a full breakdown of the changes on Patch 10.19:



"W – Fox-FireCooldown: 10/9/8/7/6 seconds -> 9/8/7/6/5 secondsCost: 55 mana -> 40 mana"

Following her mini ability rework on Patch 10.18, Ahri is receiving yet another small buff on Patch 10.19.

Fox-Fire, Ahri’s new movement speed tool, will see its cooldown reduced by 1 second at all ranks and its cost reduced by 15 mana. While players are still getting to grips with the “new” Ahri, this will undoubtedly have a big impact on her gameplay, particularly during the laning phase.


"Q – Five Point StrikeDamage: 35/60/85/110/135 (+0.65 ability power) -> 30/55/80/105/130 (+0.6 ability power)"

The task of balancing Akali is seemingly an impossible one for the balance team as she continues to receive a rotation of buffs and nerfs in the search for the perfect middle ground. On Patch 10.19, the Rogue Assassin will see her DPS reduced through a Five Point Strike damage nerf.


"Base StatsAttack Damage Growth: 2 -> 2.4"

Aphelios has fallen from favor over recent patches due to an onslaught of nerfs. The balance team aren’t willing to let a recently released ADC disappear just before the biggest tournament of the year, though, and have improved his late game scaling power in order to tempt marksman players back in.


"W – Arise!Bonus Attack Speed: 20/30/40/50/60% -> 15/25/35/45/55%Triple Soldier Bonus Attack Speed: 20/30/40/50/60% -> 15/25/35/45/55%"

Azir has become far too reliable in the mid lane and is in desperate need of a nerf before he dominates the Worlds meta. While reducing the Shuriman Emporer’s Arise! attack speed won’t see him disappear, it’ll certain open up opportunities to pick more exciting champions in the mid lane.


"Base StatsAttack Damage: 64 -> 62Attack Speed Growth: 4% -> 3.5%"

There is no doubt that Caitlyn is the most important pick in League of Legends right now due to her ability to control the bot lane single-handedly and carry over her advantage through to teamfights.

To avoid Worlds 2020 being “the Caitlyn Worlds”, the balance team have heavily targeted her with two big nerfs, aimed at reducing her DPS both during the laning phase and late game skirmishes.


"R – Vanguard’s EdgeBarrage Damage: 125/225/325 -> 125/250/375Perimeter Damage: 125/200/275 -> 125/250/375"

Irelia is an exciting champion with huge outplay potential and the ability for players to showcase incredible mechanics. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the balance team have chosen to up her teamfight DPS ahead of the most exciting tournament in League of Legends.


"E – TriggerseedSlow: 40/45/50/55/60% -> 50/55/60/65/70%"

The Green Father has started to resurface in the jungle meta over recent patches and could be set for a trip to the A/B tier in his role after Triggerseed’s slow is increased by 10% at all ranks.


"Base StatsAttack Damage Growth: 2.75 -> 2.3"

Lucian is a welcome addition to the current meta as he’s an exciting champion with excellent dueling and outplay potential. Nevertheless, in his current state, he is a pretty unbalanced flex pick.

As a result, the Purifier will see his late game attack damage number heavily reduced in order to limit his strengths to the early to mid game.


Samira is set to be added to League of Legends on Patch 10.19! Check out our full breakdown of her kit and abilities here!


"Passive – AbsolutionMist Wraith Spawn Chance on Minion Kill: 8.33% -> 4.166%"

If Caitlyn disappears from the meta, Senna will simply take her place. To avoid that, the balance team have once again fiddled with the Redeemer’s Mist Wraith spawn chance to flatten Senna’s scaling curve and increase the amount of time it takes for her to reach full strength.


"Passive – Fleet of FootBonus Movement Speed: 30-50% (based on level) -> 35-55% (based on level)"

Scaling carries have returned to the meta but Sivir has been left behind. The Battle Mistress offers unmatched DPS and utility during late game teamfights and rotations but is currently outperformed by the likes of Caitlyn, Kog’Maw, and Senna.

That could be set to change after Sivir receives increased bonus movement speed on her Passive – Fleet of Foot on Patch 10.19 which could improve her mobility within teamfights, helping her to dodge key crowd control abilities.


"R – HijackCooldown: 100/80/60 seconds -> 100/70/40 seconds"

Sylas’ ultimate is the most important and impactful aspect of his kit, yet it is majorly overlooked currently. By reducing its cooldown to 70 seconds at rank 2 and 40 seconds at rank 3, the Unshackled may be set to make a full return to the mid lane meta on Patch 10.19.

Twisted Fate

"Base StatsMovement Speed: 335 -> 330"

TF is back! But, he’s a little too powerful thanks to his recent buffs and needs to be pulled back in the right direction. Reducing the Card Master’s movement speed by 5 helps out his lane opponents by limiting how often he can catch them for a Pick A Card stun.


"R – Phoenix StanceCone Damage: 50/95/140/185/230/275 (+0.6 ability power) -> 60/110/160/210/260/310 (+0.7 ability power)"

Almost as an insult to the champion, the balance team have opted to “buff” the immobile, dash-less Udyr in the same patch as releasing Samira, yet another new champion with plenty of mobility and dashes.

Obviously, any buff is welcome to a champion like Udyr, but realistically this will have no impact on his place in the meta.


"R – Final HourBonus Attack Damage: 25/40/55 -> 35/50/65"

Vayne has been virtually non-existent throughout Season 10 due to the plethora of bot lane options surrounding her offering more utility and damage. This won’t change as a result of her Patch 10.19 buff, but it would come as no surprise if marksman players are drawn into picking the Night Hunter as the season closes out.

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League of Legends Patch 10.19 will hit live servers on the morning of Wednesday, 16 September. Keep an eye on the Riot Games server status page for maintenance updates.