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League of Legends patch 9.15: Vayne buffs, Qiyana nerfs and more

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have released a first look at some of the changes being made in the next major League of Legends update, Patch 9.15.

The previous update, Patch 9.14, was one of the biggest of the year, with a huge number of champions getting significant changes, including the addition of several all-new counter mechanics.

While Riot stated that they wouldn’t be making any more “significant pattern-level or mechanic updates” until the end of the year, they will still be keeping on top of champion balance, and Patch 9.15 is set to see a variety of champions getting adjustments.

It will come as little surprise that Galio, who dropped to a pick rate below 1% after his kit was gutted in Patch 9.14, is on the buff list, but a minor change to his passive cooldown and damage may not be quite enough for the champion to recover.

Meanwhile, Poppy is due yet another buff, while new champion Qiyana is getting some further tuning with a nerf.

Galio's pick rate plummeted after his 9.14 nerfs.

The following champions are due for adjustments in Patch 9.15:

Champion nerfs:

  • Evelynn
  • Rumble
  • Qiyana
  • Karma

Champion buffs

  • Lissandra
  • Malphite
  • Poppy
  • Graves
  • Lee Sin
  • Kha’Zix
  • Galio
  • Swain
  • LeBlanc
  • Syndra
  • Xerath
  • Lucian
  • Soraka
  • Vayne

Not all of the actual changes for these champions have been revealed yet, but adjustments that are currently known can be seen below.

LoL Patch 9.15 champion adjustments

Nerfs

Evelynn Jungle Skilled Nerf

E

  • %HP Damage: 4% >>> 2%

Rumble Mid Skilled Nerf

W

  • Shield: 100/130/160/190/220 >>> 80/110/140/170/200

Qiyana Mid Elite Nerf

Q

  • Bonus AD Ratio: 90% >>> 80%

R

  • CD: 100 >>> 120

Karma Support Pro Nerf

W

  • ER Bonus Shield: 30/90/150/210 (+60% AP) >>> 25/80/135/190 (+50% AP)


Buffs

Lissandra

HP

  • 518 (+87) >>> 550 (+90)

Malphite

Q

  • Slow: 15 -35 >>> 20-40

W

  • First hit bonus damage: 20-80 >>> 30-90

Poppy

Movement Speed

  • 35% >>> 40%

Lee Sin

Q

  • Damage: 50/75/100/125/150 >>> 55/80/105/130/155

Galio

Passive

  • CD: 5 flat >>> 5, affected by CDR
  • Damage: 15-180 >>> 15-200

Soraka

Q

  • Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 >>> 70/105/140/175/210