League of Legends: Patch 9.20 Introduces Significant Changes to Garen, Shaco, and Viktor

League of Legends: Patch 9.20 Introduces Significant Changes to Garen, Shaco, and Viktor

League of Legends: Patch 9.20 Introduces Significant Changes to Garen, Shaco, and Viktor

RIOT Games have released a new balance update for League of Legends, which introduces significant changes to Garen, Shaco and Viktor, as well as smaller changes to a number of other champions.

Main Changes:


Base Stats

  • Attack speed growth from 2.9% to 3.65%
  • Health from 616.28 to 620
  • Health growth from 84.25 to 84

Passive – Perseverance

  • Garen no longer passively doubly regenerates health while below 25/50% (based on level) of his maximum health
  • Regeneration activates after 7 seconds when hit by epic monsters, towers, or champions

Q – Decisive Strike

  • Cast time now scales with Garen's attack speed, behaving more similarly to a basic attack

W – Courage

  • Max armour and magic resistance from 50 to 30
  • Now grants a shield for 10% of his maximum health and 60% Tenacity for the first 0.75 seconds

E – Judgment

  • Number of spins changed to 7, with 1 spin being added per 20% attack speed from items and levels
  • Now deals bonus damage to the nearest enemy instead of a single enemy
  • Spins before shred from 4 to 6
  • Now grants stacks of Conqueror on each spin

R – Demacian Justice

  • Garen no longer marks enemies with the most kills in the last 5 minutes as the Villain
  • Grants vision of the target for 1 second, preventing it from cancelling if the target breaks line of sight
  • Damage numbers reduced, its type changes from magic to true

Base Stats

  • Attack damage reduced from 66 to 63
  • Attack damage growth reduced from 3.5 to 3

Passive – Backstab

  • Basic attacking an enemy now deals an additional damage from behind (this damage can critically strike)
  • Two-Shiv Poison now deals an additional damage from behind

Q – Deceive

  • Decreased stealth duration and cooldown
  • Deceive's cooldown no longer reduces when exiting invisibility and dealing his next basic attack
  • When striking from behind, Deceive is guaranteed to critically strike for 130% damage.

W – Jack In The Box

  • When triggered, the boxes can now attack multiple enemies in an AoE range
  • Fear now lasts 2 seconds on all non-champions

E – Two-Shiv Poison

  • Damage type changed from Physical to Magic
  • Now gets increased damage on targets below 30% health

R – Hallucinate

  • Boxes now trigger immediately
  • Damage decreased from 200/300/400 (+ 1.0 ability power) to 150/225/300 (+0.7 ability power)

Q – Siphon Power

  • Shield number changed from 8% of maximum mana to 30-115 + 0.15 ability power

W – Gravity Field

  • Enemies stunned by the ability are no longer dragged into the centre. Instead, direct hits now slow enemies by 20% for 1 second

R – Chaos Storm

  • Chaos Storm will continue chasing champions even after Viktor dies
  • Chaos Storm can now move over terrain
  • Tick cadence from 2 to 1 second
  • Ticks from 3 to 6

The full list of changes can be found on the official website.

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