Riot are nerfing junglers next League patch because they have “too much influence”

Andrew Amos
Nidalee in League of Legends jungler nerfs.

League of Legends patch 11.4 is live on the PBE for testing, and there’s some big changes on the way: carry junglers are set to be nerfed.

With pro play in full swing, and now the ranked season truly off to the races, the League Season 11 meta has settled down. However, that doesn’t mean Riot is truly happy with the state of it.

Jungle has risen up as the OP role in Season 11, and Riot wants that to change. Carries out-of-lane are being nerfed in League patch 11.4, as the power balance across the Rift shifts. Here’s what you need to know.

Carry junglers like Graves, Nidalee nerfed in League patch 11.4

While not being touched directly, carry junglers like Graves and Nidalee are being nerfed as well. New changes being implemented in League patch 11.4 will stop junglers from getting too far ahead of their laning counterparts.

The Gromp, Krug, and Razorbeak (Raptor) camps will now take more effort to kill, and grant less gold and experience.

The changes are aimed at bringing junglers back down to their Season 10 levels, as “currently the position is holding too much influence over the game,” according to lead gameplay developer Mark ‘Scruffy’ Yetter.

When is League of Legends patch 11.4 releasing?

League patch 11.4 is set to go live on Thursday, February 18. TFT patch 11.4 will also be dropping at the same time.

You can find the full League patch 11.4 preview notes below, courtesy of Surrender@20. We will keep these updated as the PBE cycle rolls on, right up to patch day.

League of Legends patch 11.4 notes preview



R: Death Lotus

  • On-hit damage modifier increased from 25% to 25/30/35%
  • Physical damage per dagger increased from [15% bAD (1 + .666 Bonus Attack Speed)] to [16% bAD (1 + .8 Bonus Attack Speed)]


W: Purge

  • On hit damage effectiveness increased from 50% to 75%


Cosmic Drive

  • Ability haste lowered from 30 to 20
  • Spelldance passive changed from [Dealing damage with Abilities grants (10 + 20% Ability Haste) Move Speed for 4 seconds.] to [If you have at least 160 Ability Power, gain 20 Ability Haste and 10 – 30 Move Speed.]


  • New Recipe: [Lost Chapter + Kindlegem + Blasting Wand + 450g]
  • Health increased from 200 to 250
  • Glaciate passive damage increased from [100 + 30% AP] to [125 +35% AP]

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Hailing from Perth, Andrew was formerly Dexerto's Australian Managing Editor. They love telling stories across all games and esports, but they have a soft spot for League of Legends and Rainbow Six. Oh, and they're also fascinated by the rise of VTubers.