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League of Legends patch 11.7 notes: Udyr & Kai’Sa nerfs, Teemo & Yasuo buffs

Published: 30/Mar/2021 20:02 Updated: 30/Mar/2021 20:13

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends 11.7 update patch notes are here with a ton of changes coming in the March31 build, including long-awaited Udyr and Kai’Sa nerfs, a Turbo Chemtank mini-rework, new “Space Groove” skins, and plenty more.


  • Riot promises “shakeup” for jungle, bot lane metas
  • Pro play surprise Udyr finally nerfed after lengthy Spring reign
  • LoL goes galactic with funky new-look “Space Groove” skins

League of Legends lead dev Mark Yetter has promised “a reasonable shakeup” to the Season 11 metas in the jungle and bot lane in this update cycle.

These include changes to meta leaders like Udyr, Kai’Sa, and Rell. Support will also specifically be targeted through nerfs to Everfrost. Heading the other way, popular champ picks like Yasuo, Kindred, and Varus are getting a bit of love in a bid to pull them back into the 11.7 meta, and possibly into pro play to boot.

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Turbo Chemtank is also penned in for a small overhaul.

Finally, Riot is all primed to drop new-look “Space Groove” skins. Seven champs ⁠— including Lulu, Rumble, Samira, and more ⁠— will be included in the funky, colorful release, including a special “Prestige” skin.

Here’s all the details on League of Legends patch 11.7.

What’s coming in League of Legends patch 11.7?

Udyr on chopping block after Season 11 dominance

Not even a time machine could have foreseen this. Udyr’s rise in League of Legends Season 11 has been nothing short of extraordinary.

From a troll jungle pick, the Spirit Walker now boasts one of the best win rates at 51.15% with a near 10% pick rate, according to OP.GG.

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However, he’s been nerfed two-fold on League patch 11.7. First, his kit itself is getting targeted. The changes on this are yet to be confirmed. Secondly, Turbo Chemtank – his primary Mythic – is getting hit too, with the active granting less move speed.

It should stop him from sprinting into team fights, but depending on the severity of his kit nerfs, it likely won’t force him out of the meta.

Udyr is finally back in the LoL meta after four years on the bench.
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Udyr is on the LoL patch 11.7 chopping block after an explosive rise in Season 11.

Riot aiming to “adequately” nerf Kai’Sa

Kai’Sa is a hot topic in the League of Legends community. The AD carry has dominated both solo queue and pro play with some of the biggest play and win rates ever. She has a 44.53% pick rate — which means she’s appearing in nearly 90% of games — with a 50.43% win rate.

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After pleas for nerfs, Riot will heed the call. Kai’Sa’s Killer Instinct ultimate is going to be hit with a longer CD in the first two levels to keep her competitive with a lot of characters in the early levels.

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Kai’Sa has been a menace, and Riot are going to give her a slight nerf to her ultimate to see if it helps the state of the game.

Outside of the aforementioned changes; Hecarim, Ivern, Rell, Thresh, and Alistar are penned for nerfs. Kindred, Yorick, Braum, Yasuo, Mordekaiser, Lissandra, and Amumu are listed for buffs.

New “Space Groove” skins

The next skin line will bring the “grooviest party in the universe” to the Rift ⁠— “Space   Groove” set, will be added in LoL patch 11.7. Seven champs have been tipped for new skins. This includes loveable support Lulu, who will get a Prestige edition in the March 31 update.

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Here’s the full list of champs getting “Space Groove” skins:

  • Samira (Epic) ⁠— 1350 Riot Points
  • Lulu (Epic) ⁠— 1350 Riot Points
  • Rumble (Epic) ⁠— 1350 Riot Points
  • Nunu & Willump (Epic) ⁠— 1350 Riot Points
  • Nasus (Epic) ⁠— 1350 Riot Points
  • Blitzcrank ⁠(Legendary) ⁠— 1820 Riot Points
  • Lulu (Prestige) ⁠— 100 Prestige Points

Each “Space Groove” skin will also get a half dozen chromas.

League patch 11.7 will drop on March 31.

Scroll down to get a complete look at the official League of Legends 1.17 patch notes, courtesy of Riot.

League of Legends 11.7 patch notes

Champions

Alistair

Q – Pulverize

  • Base Damage 60/105/150/195/240 ⇒ 60/100/140/180/220

E – Trample

  • EMPOWERED BASIC ATTACK 35-290 (levels 1-18) bonus magic damage ⇒ 20-275 (levels 1-18) bonus magic damage

Amumu

Q – Bandage Toss

  • Cost 50/55/60/65/70 mana ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50 mana

E – Tantrum

  • Cooldown 10/9/8/7/6 seconds ⇒ 9/8/7/6/5 seconds

Ashe

R – Enchanted Crystal Arrow

  • Cooldown 100/90/80 seconds  100/80/60 seconds

Braum

E – Unbreakable

  • Cooldown 18/16/14/12/10 seconds ⇒ 16/14/12/10/8 seconds

R – Glacial Fissure

  • Maximum Knock Up Duration 1/1.25/1.5 seconds ⇒ 1/1.5/2 seconds

Hecarim

E – Devastating Charge

  • Bonus Movement Speed 25-75% (based on time active) ⇒ 25-65% (based on time active)

Ivern

E – Triggerseed

  • Base Damage 70/95/120/145/170 ⇒ 70/90/110/130/150

Kai’Sa

R – Killer Instinct

  • Cooldown 110/90/70 seconds ⇒ 130/100/70 seconds

Kindred

Q – Dance of Arrows

  • Bonus Damage Ratio 65% AD ⇒ 75% AD

E – Mounting Dead

  • Cooldown 16/15/14/13/12 seconds ⇒ 14/13/12/11/10 seconds

Lissandra

Q – Ice Shard

  • Base Damage 70/100/130/160/190 ⇒ 80/110/140/170/200

Mordekaiser

Q – Obliterate

  • Isolated Enemy Damage Increase 30/35/40/45/50% ⇒ 40/45/50/55/60%

Rell

E – Attract and Repel

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  • Stun Duration 0.75 seconds ⇒ 0.5 seconds

Teemo

Passive – Guerilla Warfare

  • Element of Surprise Duration 3 seconds of bonus attack speed ⇒ 5 seconds of bonus attack speed

E – Toxic Shot

  • On-Hit Base Damage 10/20/30/40/50 ⇒ 11/22/33/44/55

Thresh

W – Dark Passage

  • Base Shield 60/100/140/180/220 ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180

Tristana

Base Stats

  • Attack Damage 61 ⇒ 59

Udyr

Base Stats

  • Attack Damage 66 ⇒ 64

Varus

Base Stats

  • AD Growth 3 ⇒ 3.4

Yasuo

Base Stats

  • Growth 2.2 ⇒ 3

Yorick

E – Mourning Mist

  • New – Wake Me Up Inside (Can’t Wake Up): Marked enemy champions and large monsters now continuously Awaken nearby graves (up to the maximum of 4)
  • New – You Will Be Mist: Mist Walkers now deal 200% damage when they leap to marked enemy champions and large monsters
  • Updated – Cast Paradigm: Walk into target range to cast ⇒ If targeting outside of range, E now immediately casts to max range

Items

Essence Reaver

  • Total Cost: 2900 gold ⇒ 2800 gold
  • Attack Damage: 55 ⇒ 45

Everfrost

  • Glaciate Damage: 125 (35% AP) ⇒ 100 (30% AP)
  • Glaciate Cooldown: 20 seconds ⇒ 30 seconds

Eternal Winter (Ornn Upgrade)

  • Glaciate Damage: 125 (35% AP) ⇒ 100 (30% AP)
  • Glaciate Cooldown: 20 seconds ⇒ 30 seconds

Lord Dominik’s Regards

  • Cost: 2900 gold ⇒ 3000 gold
  • Attack Damage: 35 ⇒ 30

Serylda’s Grudge

  • Cost: 3400 gold ⇒ 3200 gold

Trinity Force

  • Attack Damage: 25 ⇒ 30
  • Attack Speed: 35 ⇒ 30
  • New – Another Fold: Threefold Strike now stacks on towers
  • Mythic Passive: 10% attack speed ⇒ 3 attack damage, 3 movement speed, 3 ability haste.

Infinity Force (Ornn Upgrade)

  • Attack Damage: 35 ⇒ 40
  • Attack Speed: 45 ⇒ 40

Turbo Chemtank

  • Supercharged Bonus Movement Speed: 75% ⇒ 60%
  • Supercharged Slow: 40% ⇒ 50%

Turbocharged Hexperiment (Ornn Upgrade)

  • Supercharged Bonus Movement Speed: 75% ⇒ 60%
  • Supercharged Slow: 40% ⇒ 50%

Skins

Space Groove Blitzcrank

“Blitz and Crank are Cat Planet’s fiercest warriors, and work together seamlessly (mostly) to pilot their mech, Blitzcrank. While Crank believes that he can overcome his lack of rhythm with the help of his exuberant copilot, Blitz is… well… he’s busy dancing to his own beat. Together they plan to take over Dog Planet and claim its sunbeams for themselves.”

Space Groove Lux

“A normal girl from the Normal World, Lux picked up a groove-enhancing staff to defend her planet from the Harsh Vibes… inadvertently discovering she could channel mighty blasts of concentrated disco music. Sailing into space with her mercenary bodyguard, Samira, Lux now stands as the bubbly bastion of good against an evil alien armada and their terrible taste in music.”

Space Groove Nasus

“A storied disc jockey, music librarian, and leader of the Dog Planet, Nasus was once under Lissandra’s thrall– seizing all his people’s grooviest records and hiding them away, never to be heard again. Yet now, with his heart opened to the power of disco, he leads his people in rebellion against the deadly shock troopers Blitz & Crank.”

Space Groove Nunu & Willump

“Blessed with the strongest boogie-channeling abilities his planet had ever seen, Willump had been recruited by Lissandra to convert good vibes into harsh ones. But when he met Nunu during the siege of Normal World, Willump broke free of Lissandra’s control and the two deserted to travel the galaxy, and bring good vibes back to the universe.”

Space Groove Rumble

“The Retro-Futuristic Planet is tired of listening to the boring music brought by Lissandra’s evil influence. Fashioning a Groove suit of his own design, Rumble now stomps across his adoptive homeworld, unleashing powerful rockets and a groovy bass track on anyone who’d keep the people from dancing.”

Space Groove Samira

“A groovy, thrill-seeking bodyguard and elite warrior from the Hot Tub Nebula, Samira took a job directly from the Three Party Goddesses to save Lux from an impending invasion of the Normal World. Now, as the pair liberate planets across the galaxy, Samira must do everything in her power to keep Lux safe– both from Lissandra and from Lux’s own lack of self preservation instincts.”

Space Groove Lulu

“Lulu is uniquely attuned to the resonance of cosmic disco energy. She hails from Boogie Wonderland, a planet of Pure Groove. Using her staff to conjure visions of freedom and abandon to the beat of the music, she can get even the most left-footed creatures in the galaxy tapping along.”

Space Groove Lulu Prestige Edition

“Fresh off a visit from the Three Party Goddesses in the center of the galaxy, Lulu’s more in tune with the Groove than ever. Her visions are even more potent, her beats are even more irresistible, and no one knows where Lulu’s going to pop up next.”

In-Game Shop Updates

  • You can now purchase from the results of a search. Rejoice.
  • Fixed an issue where Kalista’s Black Spear was ruinationing her recommended items
  • Items in the shop inventory have learned to count and will now display quantities correctly
  • Texture improvements in ARAM
  • Recommended items will no longer recommend a jungle item once you’ve upgraded smite. Oops!
  • Fixed an issue where if a player dragged the scale of the Item Shop they would be unable to restore to default settings through the Options menu

Summoner’s Rift Ranked Progression

  • “We’ve made updates to the Summoner’s Rift Ranked LP formulas and general skill detection to provide smoother LP gains and losses across the board. These changes will help ensure players receive LP at a more predictable rate, and outlier gains or losses will be less frequent.”

Bug Fixes

  • Seraphine can no longer trigger Moonstone Renewer’s Starlit Grace heal when her Passive – Stage Presence grants Notes based on nearby allies. She should only be able to trigger Moonstone Renewer’s Starlit Grace when she directly damages enemies and casts actual abilities on allies.
  • Fixed a bug where AoE shields like Karma’s E – Defiance and Seraphine’s W – Surround Sound would not trigger Moonstone Renewer’s Starlit Grace
  • Fixed a bug where Lux would trigger Moonstone Renewer’s heal by casting E – Lucent Singularity, regardless of if she hit an enemy
  • Xin Zhao is no longer able to use E – Audacious Charge when he’s Grounded
  • Fixed a bug with Gangplank’s UI which showed square icons, not circle ones
  • Fixed a bug where abilities with periodic damage like Brand’s Passive – Blaze would not trigger Spellthief’s Edge’s Tribute passive
  • Goredrinker and Stridebreaker now cost the intended amount of gold (3300 gold, not 3200)
  • Fixed an issue where Akali’s E – Shuriken Flip tooltip would not update its damage numbers when buying/selling items
  • Fixed a bug where Banshee’s Veil’s shield would not be affected by item haste, only its icon
  • Fixed Bloodward’s item description to correctly display the AD it grants when upgraded from Immortal Shieldbow by Ornn
  • Corrected Blade of the Ruined King’s Siphon damage in game to be consistent with the values in the item’s tooltip in the client
  • Fixed Immortal Shieldbow’s tooltip in the Collections tab to remove the mention of attack speed
  • Neeko’s W – Shapesplitter no longer grants mana charges from Tear of the Goddess and its respective item line
  • If an item with an active passive is on cooldown and the player moves Imperial Mandate onto its slot, it will no longer copy the former item’s remaining cooldown
  • Fixed a bug where Seeker’s Armguard would affect Kai’Sa’s W – Void Seeker’s AP
  • Morgana’s Passive – Soul Siphon now properly benefits from small and medium monsters as her tooltip states
  • Sylas can no longer gain charges of Passive – Petricite Burst when hitting enemy champions with Everfrost’s Glaciate passive or Galeforce’s Cloudburst passive