New Cosmetics

The following Champion skins have been added to the store:

The following Champions and Skins have received a new splash art:

The following Summoner icons have been added to store:

The following Emotes have been added to the store:

General

  • Season 2018 Ranked season begins on January 16th, 2018.
    • This resets all players' ranked league.
    • This resets Hextech Chest drop on every champion.
  • In ranked Solo/Duo, Challenger players can now duo queue.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a severe client load time issue for players using macOS version 10.8 or earlier. To get the fix, you'll have to completely reinstall League.
Honor
  • Each honor level now has 3 checkpoints.
  • Honor reset:
    • Previous level 5 are now level 2, checkpoint 3.
    • Previous level 4 are now level 2, checkpoint 2.
    • Previous level 3 are now level 2, checkpoint 1.
    • Previous level 2 are now level 2, no checkpoints.
    • Previous level 1 and below do not reset.
  • New rewards:
    • Level 1
      • Level up: one key.
    • Level 2
      • Level up: one key
      • Checkpoint: two key fragments
    • Level 3
      • Level up: Level 3 Capsule containing 3 Key fragments, a ward skin, and BE icon 300 or a higher value champion shard.*** Checkpoint: Level 3 Orb containing 2 Key fragments and BE icon 150 or a higher value champion shard.
    • Level 4
      • Level up: Level 4 Capsule containing 4 Key fragments, an emote, and BE icon 630 or a higher value champion shard.*** Checkpoint: Level 4 Orb containing 2 Key fragments and BE icon 200 or a higher value champion shard.
    • Level 5
      • Level up: Level 5 Capsule containing 5 Key fragments, Warwick GreyCircle Grey Warwick [S|L] or Twitch MedievalCircle Medieval Twitch [S|L], and BE icon 960 or a higher value champion shard. If both skins are owned, you're guaranteed an emote or ward skin instead.*** Checkpoint: Level 5 Orb containing 3 Key fragments and BE icon 250 or a higher value champion shard.

League of Legends V8.1

Game

  • End-of-game runes stats that report duration (i.e. Lethal Tempo rune Lethal Tempo's "Total Active Time") now use 00:00 formatting instead of number of seconds active.
  • Cleaned up Runes VFX in Spectator VFX to remove overlapping particles.
  • If you close the item shop within 0.25 seconds of selling an item, the sale is cancelled.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where many hard crowd controls would interrupt several charged/channeled abilities even when they had been blocked by a spell shield.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where the healthbar fade and shake animations were displayed even if "Show Health Bar Shake" option was disabled.
    • Bug Fix: Clicking on an enemy tower will now consistently show its item inventory.
Champion health bars
  • Higher contrast red health.
  • Darker background (to pop health even more).
  • Bigger, brighter level text.
  • Slightly slimmer border.
  • Smaller name text (creates contrast with CC states and room for club tags).

Champions

AsheSquare Ashe
BrandSquare Brand
  • Blaze Blaze
    • Damage per stack increased to 4% of target's maximum health from 2%.
CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia
Cho'GathSquare Cho'Gath
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Bug Fix: Empowered attacks no longer interrupt the basic attacks of enemy champions they hit.
EvelynnSquare Evelynn
  • Whiplash Whiplash
    • Bug fix: No longer goes on cooldown if it fizzles due to her losing vision of her target during its cast time.
GalioSquare Galio
  • Shield of Durand Shield of Durand
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where his shield would expire, rather than refresh 12 seconds after taking damage.
GangplankSquare Gangplank
  • Parrrley Parrrley
    • Bug Fix: Now correctly goes on cooldown on cast start instead of cast end.
  • Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage
    • Bug Fix: Cooldown will no longer reset when buying the Raise Morale item Raise Morale upgrade.
GnarSquare Gnar
  • Gnar SuperGalaxyCircle Super Galaxy Gnar [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: Transformation to and from Mega Gnar has been visually changed to remove a seizure risk.
GravesSquare Graves
  • End of the Line End of the Line
    • Mana cost reduced to 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 from 60 / 70 / 90 / 90 / 100.
    • Cooldown reduced to 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 seconds from 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10.
  • Smoke Screen Smoke Screen
    • Slow increased to 50% at all ranks from 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35%.
    • Slow duration reduced to 0.5 seconds from 1.5.
HeimerdingerSquare Heimerdinger
  • H-28Q Apex Turret H-28Q Apex Turret
    • Beam base damage reduced to 100 / 140 / 180 from 200 / 270 / 340.
JinxSquare Jinx
  • Jinx AmbitiousElfCircle Ambitious Elf Jinx [S|L]
    • General
      • Bug Fix: Hair no longer stretches unnaturally during several animations.
    • Zap! Zap!
      • Bug Fix: Trail no longer appears in front of the candy projectile.
KayleSquare Kayle
  • Stats
    • Attack damage growth reduced to 2.2 from 2.8.
    • Bonus attack speed at level 1 reduced to 10% from 15%.
  • Righteous Fury Righteous Fury
    • Cooldown changed to 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 seconds from 16 at all ranks.
Kog'MawSquare Kog'Maw
LuluSquare Lulu
LuxSquare Lux
MaokaiSquare Maokai
  • Twisted Advance Twisted Advance
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where chaining certain dashes together would cause the second dash to last for the same duration as the first. This is why Twisted Advance took so long to reach a target after exiting Tahm KenchSquare Tahm Kench's Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage.
NamiSquare Nami
NidaleeSquare Nidalee
  • Takedown Takedown
    • Bug Fix: No longer damages enemies if its empowered attack is dodged.
  • Nidalee BewitchingCircle Bewitching Nidalee [S|L]
    • Takedown Takedown
      • Bug Fix: Bat VFX have been restored when jumping towards hunted targets.
NunuSquare Nunu
  • Nunu NunuBotCircle Nunu Bot [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: Arms are no longer missing electric VFX.
OrnnSquare Ornn
  • Bellows Breath Bellows Breath
    • Bug Fix: Brittle proc no longer apply its effect if the attack that would apply it is blocked.
SkarnerSquare Skarner
  • Stats
    • Base mana increased to 320 from 272.2.
  • Fracture Fracture
    • Bonus physical damage increased to 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 from 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65.
    • Stun duration increased to 1.5 seconds from 1.
SyndraSquare Syndra
  • Unleashed Power Unleashed Power
    • All Dark Sphere Dark Spheres now consistently fly at Unleashed Power's target, even if the target dies or goes invulnerable.
    • The three spheres orbiting her now properly materialize even if Unleashed Power's target dies as the ability is cast.
    • Syndra's movement no longer becomes funky for a few seconds if Unleashed Power's target dies before all spheres have fired.
    • Dark Sphere Dark Spheres that didn't damage Unleashed Power's target now properly interact with her other abilities.
    • Dark Sphere Dark Spheres that didn't damage Unleashed Power's target no longer move erratically when affected by her other abilities.
    • Dark Sphere Dark Spheres created shortly after Unleashed Power ends no longer move erratically when affected by her other abilities.
UdyrSquare Udyr
VayneSquare Vayne
  • Tumble Tumble
    • Bug Fix: Her first Tumble attack out of Final Hour Final Hour's stealth can now correctly be heard/seen.
ZacSquare Zac
  • Let's Bounce! Let's Bounce!
    • Bug Fix: Zac will no longer get stuck in his Let's Bounce! animation continuously if he revives with Guardian Angel item Guardian Angel after during the cast animation.
ZoeSquare Zoe
ZyraSquare Zyra
  • Grasping Roots Grasping Roots
    • Bug Fix: Fixed very rare instances where canceling an auto attack could also cause an in-flight projectile to disappear.

Items

Archangel's Staff item Archangel's Staff
  • Mana Charge tooltip updated to "for each mana expenditure" from "for each spell cast or mana expenditure".
  • Mana Charge no longer trigger on abilities without a mana cost.
Manamune item Manamune
  • Mana Charge tooltip updated to "for each basic attack or mana expenditure" from "for each basic attack, spell cast or mana expenditure".
  • Mana Charge no longer trigger on abilities without a mana cost.
Tear of the Goddess item Tear of the Goddess
  • Mana Charge no longer triggers on abilities without a mana cost.
  • Mana Charge tooltip updated to "for each mana expenditure" from "for each spell cast or mana expenditure".

Runes

Arcane Comet rune Arcane Comet
  • Bug Fix: Now has ally/enemy color differentiation.
  • Bug Fix: Tooltip now properly lists its base damage.
Electrocute rune Electrocute
  • Bug Fix: Ally hits will no longer count towards Electrocute if both allies have the Keystone equipped.
Glacial Augment rune Glacial Augment
  • Bug Fix: Now has ally/enemy color differentiation.
Grasp of the Undying rune Grasp of the Undying
  • Bug Fix: No longer apply its effect if the attack that would apply it is blocked.
Hextech Flashtraption rune Hextech Flashtraption
Kleptomancy rune Kleptomancy
  • Bug Fix: Level-up UI no longer persists when using Ichor of Illumination item Elixir of Skill at level 18.
Predator rune Predator
  • New Effect: If the channel is interrupted, 50% of the cooldown is now refunded.
  • New Effect: If Predator's bonus damage is triggered via an area-of-effect ability, it will now prioritize the lowest-health target hit.
  • New Effect: Grants 67.5% bonus movement speed for the first 1.5 seconds.
Manaflow Band rune Manaflow Band
  • Bug Fix: Now works properly with alternate HUD schemes (Flipped Minimap, Team Frames on Left, etc.).
Revitalize rune Revitalize
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where abilities that cost health to cast will cause its bonus healing amount in the rune panel to decrease.
Domination icon Trait: Domination
  • Resolve secondary:
    • Bonus attack damage reduced to 5.4 from 10.8.
    • Ability power reduced to 9 from 18.
    • New Effect: Grants 65 health.
Precision icon Trait: Precision
  • Resolve secondary:
    • Bonus attack speed reduced to 9% from 18%.
    • New Effect: Grants 65 health.
Resolve icon Trait: Resolve
  • Precision secondary:
    • Bonus health reduced to 65 from 130.
    • New Effect: Grants 9% bonus attack speed.
  • Domination secondary:
    • Bonus health reduced to 65 from 130.
    • New Effect: Grants 5.4 attack damage or 9 ability power (Adaptive).
  • Sorcery secondary:
    • Bonus health reduced to 65 from 130.
    • New Effect: Grants 6 attack damage or 10 ability power (Adaptive).
Sorcery icon Trait: Sorcery
  • Resolve secondary:
    • New Effect: Grants 65 health.
    • Bonus attack damage reduced to 6 from 12.
    • Ability power reduced to 10 from 20.
Triumph rune Triumph
  • Bug Fix: Gold and healing are now properly granted to units in stasis when a takedown is earned.
Unsealed Spellbook rune Unsealed Spellbook
  • Bug Fix: Now properly updates its user's summoner spell icons in spectator mode.

Media

Patch Highlights 8

Patch Highlights 8.1

References