League of Legends patch 11.19 notes: Vex release, Worlds buffs, Night & Dawn skins

Dawnbringer Morgana hangs her hand over League of Legends patch 11.19.Riot Games

League of Legends patch 11.19 has landed ⁠— here’s all the official LoL notes & changes coming in the September 22 update, including Ryze and Sona nerfs, a half-dozen new Night & Dawn event skins, more than 14 buffs for pro play champions ahead of Worlds 2021, and plenty more.

  • Sona, Ryze headline 20 champion changes
  • Entire Worlds run will be played on LoL patch 11.19
  • Seven new Night & Dawn event skins revealed

The World Championship patch is finally here!

Every year, for the League of Legends year-end event ⁠— Worlds ⁠— Riot Games ships out the “x.19” patch, ready to feature across more than a month of pro play games.

This season, the League balance team has taken the unique decision to spread all the planned buffs and nerfs across 11.18 and 11.19, and mostly focus on lifting popular champs up with buffs, rather than stomping characters down.

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On top of these buffs, new Night & Dawn event skins are set to ship during the update, as well Riot’s usual “Championship” skin, which will boost the Worlds kitty.

Here’s all the details on League of Legends patch 11.19.

Alongside the LoL changes listed below, this update will also have the "Night & Dawn" event.Riot Games
Alongside the LoL changes listed below, this update will also have the “Night & Dawn” event.

What’s coming in League of Legends patch 11.19?

Riot locks in Worlds 2021 changes

This season, the League balance team has taken the unique decision to spread all the planned buffs and nerfs across 11.18 and 11.19, and mostly focus on lifting popular champs up with buffs, rather than stomping characters down.

That decision saw a whopping 24 changes shipped last week.

11.19 will now continue that Worlds plan, with another 20 changes set to drop during the update cycle, including nerfs for Sona and Ryze, buffs for pro play darlings Renekton, Sylas, Galio, and Cho’Gath. Other high-level characters like Fizz, Gwen, and Akali are also getting boosts to “up the excitement” in Iceland.

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The full list of changes are listed at the bottom of this article.

Triumphant Ryze in League of LegendsRiot Games
As per usual, Riot Games is tweaking Ryze on the eve of a major LoL pro play event.

Vex League of Legends release

Riot Games has revealed Vex the Gloomist, League of Legends 157th champion, as well as her abilities, ultimate, new skins, and her Season 11 release date — which is set to occur midway through LoL patch 11.19.

Vex is hardly a happy-go-lucky Yordle we’ve become accustomed to seeing out of Bandle City. Instead, the Gloomist is full of angst, trying to put a stop to anything colorful or hyper. Riot said: “She’s not just moody and apathetic. There’s more going on in her furry little yordle head that the team wanted to express.”

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While Riot originally intended for Vex to be an artillery mage, her original portal-placing, ability-warping kit was scrapped due to technical constraints.

Vex, the Gloomist, will finally make her LoL debut this update cycle.Riot Games
Vex, the Gloomist, will finally make her LoL debut this update cycle.

Championship, Night & Dawn skins

Riot Games are shipping several League of Legends skin lines in the next update, including seven “Night & Dawn” cosmetics, and a new World Championship release.

The Night & Dawn release is interesting this time around; they are a reversal of the origins of the thematic, with some of League’s more gloomy characters getting Dawnbringer skins ⁠— including new releases Vex and Morgana.

On the Nightbringer skin, Tryndamere and Lillia have been confirmed to get the red-and-black variant. As for Kayn and Yone, they’re a split of both. Kayn can transform into either his Darkin (Dawnbringer) or Shadow Assassin (Nightbringer) forms to take a side. Yone is also equally split, with one Dawnbringer sword and another Nightbringer one, bringing balance to the Rift.

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Here’s all the new LoL skins:

  • Dawnbringer
    • Vex
    • Morgana
    • Yone
  • Nightbringer
    • Kayn
    • Kayn Prestige Edition
    • Tryndamere
    • Lillia
  • Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV

Each new Dawn/Night skin will come with between six and eight chromas. As far as Dexerto understands, the Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV skin should also have four.

Kayn is the latest League of Legends character to get an illustrious "Prestige" skin.Riot Games
Kayn is the latest League of Legends character to get an illustrious “Prestige” skin.

League patch 11.19 will drop on September 22. Read the full notes below, courtesy of Riot Games.

League of Legends patch 11.19 notes



W – Infernal Chains

  • Cooldown: 26/23/20/17/14 seconds ⇒ 20/18.5/17/15.5/14 seconds


Base stats

  • Health Regen: 8 ⇒ 9
  • Health Regen Growth: 0.5 ⇒ 0.9


Q – Rupture

  • Cooldown: 7 ⇒ 6


Passive – Nimble Fighter

  • Removed – Back to the Basics: Bonus damage reduction against champion basic attacks removed

W – Seastone Trident

  • On-hit Damage: 20/25/30/35/40 (+35% AP) ⇒ 10/15/20/25/30 (+35% AP)

E – Playful / Trickster

  • Cooldown: 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 seconds ⇒ 16/14/12/10/8 seconds

R – Chum the Waters

  • Guppy Damage: 150/225/300 (+70% AP) ⇒ 150/250/350 (+80% AP)
  • Chomper Damage: 200/275/300 (+85% AP) ⇒ 225/325/425 (+100% AP)
  • Gagalodon Damage: 250/325/400 (+100% AP) ⇒ 300/400/500 (+120% AP)


W – Shield of Durand

  • Cooldown 18 seconds ⇒ 18/17.5/17/16.5/16 seconds


W – Drunken Rage

  • Bonus Magic Damage: 20/50/80/110/140 (+7% target’s maximum health) (+60% AP) ⇒ 20/50/80/110/140 (+7% of target’s maximum health) (+70% AP)


Base stats

  • Base health: 7 ⇒ 8.5


Q – Thundering Shuriken

  • Damage: 85/130/175/220/265 (+80% AP) ⇒ 75/120/165/210/255 (+75% AP)


E – Death’s Grasp

  • Cooldown 22/19/16/13/10 seconds ⇒ 18/16/14/12/10 seconds


Passive – Iron Ambassador

  • Cooldown: 16/12/8 seconds (at levels 1/7/13) ⇒ 13/10/7 seconds (at levels 1/7/13)


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Q – Edge of Ixtal

  • Updated – Catch Me Only If You Can: If the target of Qiyana’s E+Q combo is still within Qiyana’s default attack range (150 units) of Qiyana at the end of her E, it will not be dodgeable
  • Bonus Damage vs Monsters: 25% ⇒ 50%


Base Stats

  • Base Health: 575 ⇒ 590
  • Health Growth: 87 ⇒ 92

W – Ruthless Predator

  • Updated – Fast Forward: Empowered animation sped up by ~13%
  • Self-Lockout Duration: 0.525 seconds ⇒ 0.375 seconds (for both normal and empowered)


Q – Overload

  • Magic Damage: 75/100/125/150/175 (+45% AP) (+3% bonus mana) ⇒ 75/100/125/150/175 (+40% AP) (+3% bonus mana)

E – Spell Flux

  • Cooldown: 3.25/3/2.75/2.5/2.25 seconds ⇒ 3.5/3.25/3/2.75/2.5 seconds


Q – Arctic Assault

  • Cooldown: 20/18/16/14/12 seconds ⇒ 18/16.5/15/13.5/12 seconds
  • Damage: 80/130/180/230/280 (+60% AP) ⇒ 90/140/190/240/290 (+60% AP)


R – Encore

  • Cooldown 180/150/120 seconds ⇒ 160/130/100 seconds


W – Soul Furnace

  • Shield: 50/75/100/125/150 (+40% AP) (+8/9/10/11/12% maximum health) ⇒ 60/85/110/135/160 (+40% AP) (+8/9/10/11/12% maximum health)


Base Stats

  • Base Armor 28 ⇒ 26.

Passive – Power Chord

  • Bugfix: Power Chord damage increases by 20-245 (based on level) ⇒ 20-240 (based on level)

Q – Hymn of Valor

  • Bugfix: No longer targets enemies Sona cannot see

E – Song of Celerity

  • Bugfix: Power Chord – Tempo’s slow no longer bypasses the target’s slow reduction effects


R – Wish

  • Base Heal: 150/250/350 (+55% AP) ⇒ 130/215/300 (+55% AP)


Base Stats

  • Base Mana: 280 ⇒ 310
  • Base Mana Regen: 7 ⇒ 8


Q – Piercing Arrow

  • Cooldown: 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds



Bugfixes & QoL Changes

  • Fiora’s base voice lines have been remastered to sound clearer and more consistent
  • Several Predator keystone tooltips have been corrected to reflect its changes in patch 11.18
  • Nasus’s Q – Siphoning Strike now triggers item effects that occur upon dealing ability damage (such as Luden’s Tempest or Tear of the Goddess)
  • Fixed a bug where Irelia’s Q – Bladesurge would sometimes deal double damage
  • Fixed a bug where, if Akshan’s E – Heroic Swing was cast and did not hook onto terrain while his Q – Avengerang was out, he would be able to cast another Q – Avengerang immediately
  • Braum’s E – Unbreakable will correctly block the damage dealt by Jayce’s Q – Shock Blast if it’s the first instance of damage dealt by a champion on his shield
  • Fixed a bug where Malzahar’s Passive – Void Shift did not correctly reduce damage on attacks or abilities that trigger Night Harvester’s Soulrend passive
  • Fixed a bug where, when emerging from Fog of War, Aurelion Sol’s Q – Starsurge visual effects would go out of sync and appear further away than it actually was
  • Fixed a bug that let Qiyana bypass Q – Edge of Ixtal’s cooldown after using W – Terrashape sometimes
  • Fixed a bug where, if Taliyah casted Q – Threaded Volley on Worked Ground without moving, she was unable to cast her Q again until her passive cooldown reset
  • Eclipse no longer grants omnivamp against targetable champion-created objects such as Gangplank’s barrels and Teemo’s mushrooms
  • Doran’s Blade and Ravenous Hunter no longer grant physical vamp against wards
  • Ornn’s upgraded version of Riftmaker, Icathia’s Curse, now correctly grants 8 AP per Legendary item
  • Fixed a bug where the bonus damage on Prowler’s Claw’s Sandswipe active would not trigger if used at too close of a range
  • Fixed a bug where getting hit by Bard’s R – Tempered Fate right before activating Prowler’s Claw’s Sandswipe active would make abilities uncastable once the stasis expires
  • Fixed a bug where Night Harvester’s Soulrend passive would not trigger against enemy champions who were in stasis when the item was purchased
  • Fixed a bug where, if a champion purchased Frozen Heart while dead, its Winter’s Caress passive would activate on champions who were recently hit by the purchaser
  • Fixed a bug where Irelia’s blades would not change color when she had 4 stacks of Passive – Ionian Fervor


Dawnbringer Vex

Vex finds order in the day’s descent to darkness, and spends her evenings watching her shadow chase the sun below the horizon. A preternaturally sour and unenthusiastic god, she finds the whole chaos and order ‘thing’ very blasé.

Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV

Celebrating Worlds 2021 in Shenzhen.

Dawnbringer Morgana

Determined to see order triumph over chaos, Morgana has sacrificed much to tip the scales in favor of light. If dawn emerges victorious, she is certain that they can avoid the gods’ destruction and usher in a new age, one free from the corruption of chaos… Perhaps then Yone will see balance for the delusion that it is.

Dawnbringer Yone

Prophecy dictates that the gods will destroy each other, ushering in the end of creation itself– but Yone is determined to defy fate. A half-mortal, half-god born of the clash between chaos and order, Yone wields the power of both night and dawn. He must rally his brethren, bring peace to the gods… or they will all perish.

Nightbringer Lillia

Steward of nightmares, demon of dreams, Lillia revels in twisted fantasias that mortify mortal minds. Though she dallies in the war between order and chaos, she rarely joins the fray herself; she has a garden to tend to, after all, sowing seeds of terror and watching them bloom.

Nightbringer Tryndamere

A fiendish god of rage and battle, Tryndamere embodies the moment when war descends into bloodied frenzy. Peace is anathema, but perhaps Yone’s crusade presents an opportunity… After all, to Tryndamere, chaos is best when it is born of order’s decay.

Nightbringer Kayn

Rhaast was once an archon of light, a beacon of order… and now he is little more than a weapon in the hands of Kayn, an ambitious demi-god of dusk seeking true godhood. The two war within Kayn’s own body, each determined to overthrow the other and lay claim to true divinity.

Nightbringer Kayn Prestige Edition

Kayn and Rhaast are forged anew in the crucible of their clash. No longer are they a mere weapon, a mere demigod– they are forces of nature, warping each other and the raw energy around them, each hurtling towards a victory sure to shake the firmament itself.