LoL Patch 10.13 Marks The Year’s First Mid-Season Update
Posted 24th June 2020 By: Derpina    195 Views
Esports News – LoL Patch 10.13 goes live today, Wednesday, but releases may vary per region due to time zone differences. The new patch serves as the first mid-season update of the year and expected to find its way to LoL events in pro and amateur circles.
Riot communication strategists Hanna “shio shoujo” Woo and Tricia “mom cat” Tan released the complete notes of the new update a day early. The new update, according to them, focuses on champion balance changes and overpowering items:
“It’s heating up outside, so we’ve got a pretty chill patch for you. This patch is mostly about reacting to balance outliers, so here we are after making the rounds: hopping up a particularly hoppy yordle, simmering down Syndra’s spheres, tapping up a blue-headed mage, and leashing a particularly literate cat. We also revisited a couple of runes…We’re steering them back on course to provide a less supposedly obvious path to success and more playstyle diversity.”
Champion Balance Changes
Similar to its predecessor, LoL Patch 10.12, Riot targeted the usual underdogs in the arena, so they improved the visibility of Nunu, Gnar, and Kog’Maw. On the opposite side, Riot simmered down the overpowering abilities of favorite champions like Aphelios, Yuumi, and Syndra.
Nunu – Q damage and healing ratio increased; R shield now includes AP ratio.
Gnar – E attack speed increased, attack speed duration increased.
Kog’Maw – Q damage ratio increased; R damage ratio increased.
Aphelios – Base attack damage growth decreased; Q Chakram reset removed for Epic Monsters, turret range indicators no longer visible in Spectator; R follow-up attack critical damage decreased.
Yuumi – E cost increased.
Syndra – Q cost increased.
Riot revisited the Conqueror and Guardian runes since they’re slowly overperforming other Keystones. The Conqueror’s maximum stack of 10 was increased to 12, while his adaptive force per stack was reduced from 2 to 5 to 1.7 to 4.2. The Guardian’s solid shield value of 80 to 200 was reduced to 70 to 150.
New Skins And Chromas
Live skins with full-res splash art available on League Displays app:
-Pool Party Jarvan IV, Heimerdinger, and Syndra
-Pool Party Taliyah and Orianna
-Pool Party Orianna
-Pool Party Syndra
-Pool Party Jarvan IV
-Pool Party Taliyah
-Pool Party Heimerdinger
As the first mid-season update, Patch 10.13 gives way to the next patches of League of Legends version 10. Patch 10.14 is set for release on July 8, 2020. The final update, Patch 10.25, will go live on December 9, 2020.