Riot Games has revealed another big League of Legends patch coming at the end of this PBE cycle, with an Annie rework and Seraphine’s release headlining the LoL Patch 10.22 changes. Here’s all the early notes for the Oct. 28 update.
There’s a few big changes coming in the Oct. 28 update. The biggest is that champ 152, new sorceress Seraphine, will be arriving in all her glory on Summoner’s Rift during the patch.
Fiery youngster Annie will also be getting some big reworks to one of her abilities in an effort to “shift her to support” ahead of Season 11. Brand, Nasus, Jinx, and Ionian brothers Yone and Yasuo are also in line for changes in the next patch.
Here’s all the details on League of Legends Patch 10.22, coming next fortnight.
Seraphine arrives in LoL Patch 10.22
League champion 152, songstress support mage Seraphine is set to arrive in League Patch 10.22 — which Dexerto tipped back in August — after nearly two months of viral marketing on Twitter and through LoL K-pop group K/DA at Worlds.
Seraphine is already on the PBE ahead of her Oct. 29 release date.
Her ability kit is loaded with stuns, musical healing, and a “notes” passive that lets her stack power. Catch up on all things Seraphine in our dedicated release hub.
Annie gets mini-rework in Patch 10.22
Annie, one of the original characters in League of Legends, is the headlining champion for Patch 10.22, outside Seraphine of course. The Dark Child is finally getting a mini-rework that Riot hopes will boost her support playstyle slightly.
The main change comes for her E ability, Molten Shield. The mana cost is spiking slightly for her defensive spell (40, up from 20), but the trade-off is she can now give the shield to one of her allies, similar to Morgana’s iconic Black Shield.
The new Molten Shield reflects magic damage (20/30/40/50/60) and grants 30-60% movement speed over a 1.5 seconds decay following the cast.
Samira slapped with more nerfs
The biggest nerf coming in League patch 10.22 is for new-release ADC marksman Samira, who only recently arrived on Summoner’s Rift.
The Desert Rose was released in patch 10.19, and has been dominating solo queue ever since. According to League stats website Lolalytics, the Season 10 champion has a 51.98% win rate with a 12.93% play rate — a hefty coupling.
The kicker, though, is her whopping 74.95% ban rate across all ranks.
“She’s still climbing in power as players are mastering her,” Riot dev Mark “Scruffy” Yetter said of the notoriously-strong ADC. “Previous nerfs weren’t enough.”
The ADC already had a rushed hotfix to try and bring her in line, before her Wild Rush ability was hit by minor nerfs in patch 10.21. Riot appears to be going down a similar road with her to Aphelios, so expect more nerfs in her Season 11 future.
Patch 10.22 drops second K/DA skin set
The latest K/DA skin line, “ALL OUT,” is set to arrive in LoL Patch 10.22. All five members of K/DA — Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, Kai’Sa, and newcomer Seraphine — will be getting skins. Seraphine will be getting an Ultimate version of her skin.
Kai’Sa is also lucky enough to get her own special variant. The ADC champion will have a “Prestige” edition alongside her normal ALL OUT skin option.
All of the new ALL OUT skins will be available for at least 1350 RP next patch. Seraphine’s Ultimate skin will cost 3250 RP, while Kai’Sa’s K/DA Prestige skin will cost 2000 event tokens. All six skins are already being tested on the PBE.
PBE Preview: K/DA ALL OUT COMEBACK
👑 K/DA ALL OUT Ahri
🎤 K/DA All OUT Akali
💎 K/DA ALL OUT Evelynn
🧬 K/DA ALL OUT Kai'sa pic.twitter.com/psQUkBiHm0
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) October 13, 2020
On top of these changes, Karthus, Lulu (top lane), and Zed are all expected to be nerfed in the next update. Xayah, LeBlanc, Sejuani, Nasus, and Brand will all get hefty little boosts on Oct. 28, however, when the next LoL patch hits live servers.
Mark Yetter described the Zed changes — which headline the nerfs bundle — as “small nerfs to bring him in line,” due to the fact he’s “the strongest mid.”
10.22 Patch Preview with full changes. Not 100% locked but pretty close. pic.twitter.com/7c8E5KpLit
— Mark Yetter (@MarkYetter) October 20, 2020
League of Legends Patch 10.22 will drop on Wednesday, October 28. Dexerto will continue to add all planned balance changes as Riot reveals specific numbers.
League of Legends Patch 10.22: all planned changes
- E damage reduction ⇒ 40-240 (+40% ability power) shield for three seconds, mana cost 20 ⇒ 40. Shield can now be cast on self or ally within 800 range.
- W fires 9 ⇒ 7-11 arrows (by rank).
- Passive explosion damage 12-16% (1.5% per 100 ability power) ⇒ 10-14% (2% per 100 ability power).
- E [new] always spread to nearby enemies, spread range lowered from 375 ⇒ 300, blaze effect doubles spread range to 600.
- R ultimate can now bounce to Brand.
- E traps deal full damage immediately instead of over 1.5 seconds.
- Q damage 50-130 ⇒ 45-125
- E mana cost 70 ⇒ 50
- E base damage 40-120 ⇒ 50-130
- E delayed damage 70-230 ⇒ 80-240
- Q damage 80-260 ⇒ 80-220
- R bonus resists 15-55 ⇒ 40-70, no longer gains 1-3 resistance per second.
- Base AD 59 ⇒ 57
- Base Armor 28 ⇒ 26
- Attack speed per level 3.3% ⇒ 3.9%
- E damage 70-170 ⇒ 70-150