Update 8.5 for League of Legends: New Champion and Balance Changes

Update 8.5 for League of Legends: New Champion and Balance Changes

Update 8.5 for League of Legends: New Champion and Balance Changes

Riot released a new balance update for League of Legends, which brings a new champion to the game - Kai`Sa. The update also contains balance changes to champions and items. The main changes can be seen below.



Kai`Sa has been added to the game! Learn more about the champion from this article.


Q - Conquering Sands

DAMAGE: 70/95/120/145/170 ⇒ 60/80/100/120/140


Q - Winds of War

COST: 70/75/80/85/90 mana ⇒ 70/85/100/115/130 mana
COOLDOWN: 10/9/8/7/6 seconds ⇒ 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds


Passive - Whisper

INNATE BONUS ATTACK DAMAGE: 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/16/20/24/28/32/36/40% total attack damage (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/14/16/20/24/28/32/36/40/44% total attack damage (at levels 1-18)

Q - Dancing Grenade

RATIO: 40/45/50/55/60% total attack damage ⇒ 40/47.5/55/62.5/70% total attack damage

W - Deadly Flourish

(UPDATED) MORE CAPTIVATING: Roots the first champion hit if they were recently hit by Jhin's basic attacks, damage from any allied champion, or are standing in a Lotus Trap ⇒ any damage from Jhin or his allies, or are standing in a Lotus Trap


Passive - Umbra Blades

BASE HEALING: 10/18/26 (at levels 11/7/13) ⇒ 15-40 (at levels 1-18)
COOLDOWN REFRESH: 1 second per hit on champion ⇒ 2 seconds per hit on champion

Q - Duskbringer

MISSILE SPEED: 1400 ⇒ 1600

W - Shroud of Darkness

DAARRKNNEESSS: If Shroud of Darkness is active when Nocturne re-casts Paranoia to dash to a target, it'll stay active until Nocturne reaches his target

R - Paranoia

BLACKOUT AND RECAST DURATION: 4 seconds ⇒ 6 seconds


E - Reckless Swing

COOLDOWN: 12/11/10/9/8 seconds ⇒ 11/10/9/8/7 seconds
RATIO: 0.4 total attack damage ⇒ 0.5 total attack damage

R - Ragnarok

FLAT BONUS ATTACK DAMAGE: 40/60/80 ⇒ 15/20/25
(NEW) HIT EM HARDER: Olaf now also gains 30% of his total attack damage as bonus attack damage for the duration


Passive - Unseen Predator

FEROCITY FALL-OFF TIMER: 6 seconds ⇒ 8 seconds
(UPDATED) LOCKOUT ON FULL FEROCITY: Only the spell used to gain full Ferocity is locked out
LOCKOUT DURATION FOR Q AND E: 0.25 seconds ⇒ 0.1 seconds

Q - Savagery

BASE DAMAGE:20/50/80/110/140 ⇒ 30/60/90/120/150
RATIO: 1.1 total attack damage ⇒ 1/1.05/1.1/1.15/1.2 total attack damage
BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where Empowered Savagery's attack was slightly faster than regular Savagery

E - Bola Strike

(NEW) PART OF THE PLAN: If Rengar presses Q or W during Bola Strike's cast time, he'll now buffer those spells and cast them when Bola Strike completes

R - Thrill of the Hunt

(NEW) CAT EYES: Rengar's true vision now lingers on his target until the leap completes, rather than when the leap starts


E - Spell Flux

DAMAGE: 50/75/100/125/150 ⇒ 70/90/110/130/150
SPREAD DAMAGE: 100% ⇒ 50%

R - Realm Warp

COOLDOWN: 120 seconds ⇒ 180 seconds


Base Stats



E - Fracture

STUN DURATION: 1.5 seconds ⇒ 1.25 seconds


Q - Death's Hand

COOLDOWN7.5/6.25/5/3.75/2.5 seconds ⇒ 5.5/4.75/4/3.25/2.5 seconds

W - Vision of Empire

RADIUS: 265 ⇒ 325

E - Nevermove

RADIUS: Increased to match visuals from 70 ⇒ 100
BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where Nevermove was starting its return a frame too slowly
BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where Nevermove would sometimes not root its primary target hit by the return portion

R - Demonic Ascension

(NEW) OVERWHELMING: Demon Flare now passes through champions. Effects like Yasuo's E - Windwall and Braum's E - Unbreakable still block the portion of the nova they intercept.
BUGFIXFixed a bug where Swain's ultimate cooldown indicator was displaying as always available to his allies


Base Stats

ATTACK RANGE: 550-669 (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 525-661 (at levels 1-18)

W - Rocket Jump

BASE DAMAGE: 60/110/160/210/260 ⇒ 85/135/185/235/285


E - Contaminate

BASE DAMAGE: 20/25/30/35/40 ⇒ 20/30/40/50/60


E - Majestic Roar

(UPDATED) EXTRA SCARY: Slightly increased the speed - but decreased the duration - of the knockback


Base Stats

ATTACK RANGE: 525 ⇒ 550

Q - Paddle Star

DAMAGE: 45/60/75/90/105 ⇒ 50/75/100/125/150
(NEW) MORE DAMAGE: Paddle Star's base damage is now increased by 7/8/10/12/14/16/18/20/22/24/26/29/32/35/38/42/46/50 (at levels 1-18)
RATIO: 0.2 ability power ⇒ 0.6 ability power
(REMOVED) FEWER SPARKLES: No longer deals Passive - More Sparkles! damage to the first target hit

W - Spell Thief

ENEMY LOCK-ON RANGE5: 25 ⇒ 550 (matching the buff to Zoe's attack range)
DAMAGE: 70/115/160/205/250 ⇒ 75/120/165/210/255
RATIO: 0.6 ability power ⇒ 0.75 ability power


E - Roar of the Slayer

BOWLING WITH SION: Fixed a bug that made Roar of the Slayer's pass-through damage radius much wider than intended
BOWLING WITH SION IN THE JUNGLE: Jungle monsters launched by Roar of the Slayer now properly damage enemy champions


Banner of Command

(REMOVED) DOUBLE-DOUBLES: Banner of Command's damage multiplier against turrets no longer stacks with the identical multiplier Hand of Baron grants to siege minions

Enchantment: Cinderhulk


Hextech GLP-800

DAMAGE: 75-150 (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 100-200 (at levels 1-18)
UNDOCUMENTED 8.4 RATIO NERF: 0.35 ability power prior to 8.4 ⇒ 0.2 ability power in 8.4, unchanged in 8.5
SLOW: 40% ⇒ 65%

Warmog's Armor


You can read the full list of changes on the official website.

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