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Major Tahm Kench and Swain changes coming in LoL Patch 9.13

Published: 6/Jun/2019 14:32 Updated: 6/Jun/2019 15:21

by Joe O'Brien


Riot Games are planning some significant changes for League of Legends champions Tahm Kench and Swain in Patch 9.13.

Although Patch 9.12 has yet to be released to the live servers, Riot are currently in the planning stages for the following update, Patch 9.13, and have begun to reveal details of what players can expect.


In particular, it seems champions Tahm Kench and Swain will be coming under consideration for some significant adjustments, with the former on the receiving end of a nerf and the latter due for a buff.

For Tahm Kench, it seems his W ability, Devour, is the primary target, with a change that should reduce his power in the top lane but make him a bit smoother when Devouring ally champions, as is a large part of the role for Support Tahm Kench.


Riot GamesTahm Kench is being targeted for changes in Patch 9.13.

Tahm Kench

Devour (W)

  • [BUGFIX] Fixed a bug where Tahm Kench could cast Tongue Lash and Decour together against non-champions for no Mana cost.
    • Using Devour during Tongue Lash to devour a non-champion now correctly consumes Mana equal to Devour’s Mana Cost
  • Champion spit lockout time after animation: 1 -> 0.25
  • [NEW] Allies can no longer release themselves from Devour early while affected by enemy loss of control effects (stun, suppression, fear, etc)
  • Allied champion spit range: 400 -> 250
  • Devour Damage: 100/135/170/205/240 (+5/7/9/11/13% target max health) -> 60/105/150/195/240 (+9/10/11/12/13% target max health)

Meanwhile, Swain is potentially getting a change to his ultimate ability, Demonic Ascencion, regarding the way it interacts with Soul Fragments.

Rather than having the ability use up all of the Soul Fragments each time, so that they must be build up again before the next use in order to make the ability most effective, it seems Riot are considering changing it to a “permanent collection game” that makes the ability stronger.


These are unlikely to be the only significant changes coming with Patch 9.13, and Riot haven’t yet announced how long it will be before the update actually arrives on the servers.

For the 9.13 update, however, Riot have set up a dedicated page to monitor such statements from developers, giving players more insight than ever into how a patch comes together and what is being worked on at any given time.

With the live game currently on 9.11, it’s likely to be a matter of weeks at least before such changes actually arrive, with plenty of time for further adjustments before then.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.