League Patch 10.20 to feature Varus & Aatrox buffs, Katarina nerfs, more - Dexerto
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League Patch 10.20 to feature Varus & Aatrox buffs, Katarina nerfs, more

Published: 23/Sep/2020 8:33 Updated: 24/Sep/2020 6:55

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends patch 10.20 is next on the menu as the online ladder moves away from competitive league during Worlds. Here’s all Riot’s planned buffs, nerfs, and changes coming in the scheduled LoL update on September 30.

Worlds begins this Friday and will remain on patch 10.19 throughout the six-week event. That gives Riot a chance to tweak some champions specifically for ranked without the developers accidentally mucking up LoL’s competitive meta.

Ryze, Aatrox, Varus lead patch 10.20 buffs

That means there are some out-of-left-field changes coming in patch 10.20. These include new changes for Ryze, Aatrox, and Varus, all of whom have been terrors in pro play.

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The competitive trio will be joined by Illaoi and Braum in getting buffs this update. Top lane juggernauts Sion and Urgot will also be getting some interesting tweaks this patch ⁠— the pair will both have some power handed to their jungle off-roles.

Urgot could become a viable pick after his League of Legends patch 10.20 buffs.
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Urgot could become a viable pick after his League of Legends patch 10.20 buffs.

Katarina headlines patch 10.20 nerfs

League of Legends patch 10.20 will also deliver more than half a dozen champions nerfs to cowl their power on Summoner’s Rift slightly.

Katarina headlines the champs in the firing line. The burst mage assassin has been running rampant in 10.19, according to League of Legends stats tracker website Lolalytics, and currently boasts a 52.47% win rate with a 6.56% pick rate.

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Other power picks reigning supreme in platinum ranks and above at the moment include Lulu (52.19% win rate), Nunu (53.37%), and jungle Karthus (51.83%). All three will be nerfed in the September 30 update.

Katarina has ruled as queen of solo queue in the past few LoL patch updates.
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Katarina has ruled as queen of solo queue in the past few LoL patch updates.

These strong 10.19 picks will be joined by Kassadin, Kled, and Maokai. Kassadin and Maokai have both been hovering above 50% win rates for multiple patches in a row. Kled also barely scrapes in above the cutoff, and has a 2.03% play rate.

Finally, Domination’s slot three rune Relentless Hunter will also be nerfed. At the moment, the rune is based on earning “bounties,” which give bonus out-of-combat movement speed for all your unique eliminations in the match.

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LoL patch 10.20 adds “Dragonmancer” skin line

The newest League of Legends skin line, Dragonmancer, will be released in patch 10.20 on September 30. Lee Sin, Sett, Brand, Ashe, and forgotten dragon Aurelion Sol are all getting new skins as part of the latest 2020 skin release.

Sett will get a Prestige version of his Dragonmancer skin in the next patch. The upgrade will be available in the Worlds 2020 in-game event shop for 2,000 tokens, so you’ll need to grind out some games to get him.

Sett is getting a Prestige Dragonmancer skin in League Patch 10.20.
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Sett is getting a Prestige Dragonmancer skin in League Patch 10.20.

League of Legends patch 10.20 will drop on Wednesday, September 30. Dexerto will continue to add all planned balance changes as Riot reveals specific numbers on the buffs and nerfs.

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League of Legends Patch 10.20: all planned changes

Champions

Aatrox

  • R healing amp 50-70 ⇒ 50-100%.

Braum

  • Q damage 60-260 ⇒ 75-275; mana cost 55-75 ⇒ 45-65.

Illaoi

  • Tentacle spawn cooldown 20-12 ⇒ 20-8 per champion level.

Karthus

  • Armor 20.88 ⇒ 18.
  • Base health point regeneration 6.5 ⇒ 6.

Kassadin

  • Q shield 60-160 ⇒ 40-160.

Katarina

  • Passive damage attack damage ratio 100 ⇒ 75% bonus attack damage.

Kled

  • Base magic resist 32.1 ⇒ 29.

Lulu

  • W attack speed 25-45 ⇒ 20-35%.

Maokai

  • Q damage 70-250 ⇒ 70-230.

Nunu

  • Base armor 32 ⇒ 29.

Ryze

  • Q damage 65-165 ⇒ 75-175.

Sion

  • Q damage to monsters 100 ⇒ 150%.

Urgot

  • Passive monster cap 60-360 ⇒ 100-360.
  • New W damage deals 50 minimum damage to monsters.

Varus

  • E damage 50-210 ⇒ 60-220.
  • R cooldown 130-70 ⇒ 120-60.

Runes

Relentless Hunter (Domination)

  • Baseline out of combat movement speed 10 ⇒ 5.
  • Out of combat movement speed per stack 9 ⇒ 8.