League of Legends

TFT Patch 10.17 notes: more Riven buffs, Shaco & Jarvan IV nerfs, more

Published: 19/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 19/Aug/2020 1:31

by Andrew Amos

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TFT Patch 10.17 is out now! With the end of Set 3 coming in just a matter of weeks, and the meta in a healthy spot, Riot isn’t messing with things too much. However, there’ll still be some small tweaks to Gangplank, Master Yi, and more.

It goes without saying that Riot are confident in how TFT Galaxies Set 3 is currently balanced. Over the last few patches, there’s been hardly any meta-defining changes. Patch 10.17 is a continuation of that mantra.

The worries of players about a potential shift towards a hyper-roll meta after Patch 10.16 have been quietly answered. Now as Riot approach the home straight of Set 3, there’s not much to fret over.

However, there’s still some fine-tuning that could be done. Gangplank, Master Yi, and Neeko are all getting a look in for some nerfs, as well as Cassiopeia and Xerath. Dark Star is also getting hit with a couple of nerfs.

Small nerfs for Master Yi, Gangplank, more

If you were hoping for a major meta shake-up by seeing Dark Stars or Mechs nerfed into the ground, you’ll probably be bitterly disappointed by these changes. Five champions are getting hit with nerfs: Neeko, Master Yi, Shaco, Jarvan IV, and Gangplank.

Neeko, Master Yi, and Gangplank will have their ability damage lowered. Neeko’s damage at three-star is being scaled back after the Patch 10.16 buffs, Yi is losing some true damage at two-star, while Gangplank is getting nerfed at one and two-star.

Shaco and Jarvan IV are losing some resistances to hopefully make Dark Star units a bit easier to kill. Sniper as a trait is also getting nerfed ⁠— but it’s very negligible. The trait is losing 1% damage per hex (down to 9%) at two units, and 2% (down to 16%) at four units.

Battlecast Cassiopeia in TFT
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Cassiopeia is getting a little buff on TFT Patch 10.17.

Cassiopeia, Riven buffed in TFT Patch 10.17

Last patch brought on literally dozens of buffs for champions, and traits. This patch there’s notably less so ⁠— just five. Cassiopeia, Riven, Poppy, Blitzcrank, and Xerath are on Riot’s hit list for Patch 10.18 for a boost.

Cassiopeia and Xerath are getting their ability damage amped ⁠— Cassiopeia at three-star, and Xerath at both one and two-star. It should only really be a small difference for Battlecast and Dark Star players, and nothing to really get worried about.

Poppy, Blitzcrank, and Riven are getting boosts to their survivability with extra health and resistances.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.17 notes below.

TFT Patch 10.17 notes

Champions

Tier 1

Jarvan IV

  • Armor lowered from 45 to 40

Poppy

  • Magic resist increased from 30 to 35

Tier 2

Blitzcrank

  • Armor increased from 45 to 60

Tier 3

Neeko

  • Ability damage lowered from 150/250/500 to 150/250/450

Master Yi

  • Ability true damage lowered from 75/100/150 to 70/95/150

Cassiopeia

  • Ability damage increased from 700/1500/3000 to 700/1500/3500

Shaco

  • Armor lowered from 25 to 20.

Tier 4

Riven

  • Health increased from 800 to 850
  • Magic resist increased from 20 to 30

Tier 5

Gangplank

  • Ability damage lowered from 550/700/9001 to 525/675/9001

Xerath

  • Ability damage increased from 300/400/2500 to 320/440/2500

Traits

Sniper

  • 2 unit damage per hex lowered from 10% to 9%
  • 4 unit damage per hex lowered from 18% to 16%

Items

Hand of Justice

  • Damage or healing lowered from 50% to 45%

Titan’s Resolve

  • Maximum stacks lowered from 50 to 25 (amount of damage and resistances per stack unchanged)
League of Legends

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Liiv SANDBOX show signs of life

Published: 20/Jan/2021 13:50 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 13:53

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends’ LCK 2021 Spring Split is underway! Ten Korean teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs. Here’s the stream, schedule & standings to keep you in the loop!


  • Liiv SANDBOX show signs of life by beating Afreeca Freecs
  • An intense decider match has DRX finally defeat Nongshim Red Force
  • Gen.G still on top.

As the region currently holding the Summoner’s Cup, the LCK is brimming with talent in 2021. Throughout the course of the ten-week season (January 13 – March 28), teams will be battling for their place in the Spring Playoffs on March 31.

Over $3.6 million is up for grabs in 2021’s Spring Split, as reigning world champs DAMWON Kia look to stamp authority on their region. Here’s everything you need to stay up-to-date.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LCK streams live on its official Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. Missed some of the action? Catch-up on both platforms within 24 hours of the game’s conclusion.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule.

Week 1 results (January 13 – January 17)

Date Match  PT ET GMT 
January 13 Gen.G 2 – 0 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
T1 2 – 1 Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 14 Nongshim RedForce 2 – 1 Liiv SANDBOX 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2 – 1 Afreeca Freecs 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 15 Fredit BRION 0 – 2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 2 – 1 T1 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 16 Liiv SANDBOX 0-2 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 DRX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 17 Nongshim RedForce 0-2 DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Afreeca Freecs 2-0 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 2 schedule (January 20 – January 24)

Date Match PT ET GMT
January 20 Liiv SANDBOX 2-0 Afreeca Freecs 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 21 T1 vs Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia vs Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 22 KT Rolster vs Hanwha Life Esports 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX vs Liiv SANDBOX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 23 Afreeca Freecs vs DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Fredit BRION vs Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 24 KT Rolster vs T1 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Gen.G vs Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, as Gen.G Esports lead the pack with a flawless record.

Placements Team Series  Games
1 Gen.G Esports 2-0 4-0
2 DWG Kia 2-0 4-1
3 DRX 1-1 3-3
Hanwha Life Esports 1-1 3-3
T1 1-1 3-3
6 KT Rolster 1-1 2-2
7 Nongshim RedForce 1-1 2-3
8 Liiv SANDBOX 1-2 3-4
9 Afreeca Freecs 1-2 3-4
10 Fredit BRION 0-2 0-4

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Afreeca Freecs Kiin Dread Fly Bang Lehends
DWG Kia Khan Canyon ShowMaker Ghost BeryL
DRX Kingen Pyosik SOLKA Bao Becca
Fredit BRION Hoya UmTi Lava Hena Delight
Gen.G Rascal Clid Bdd Ruler Life
Hanwha Life Esports Morgan Arthur Chovy Deft Vsta
KT Rolster Doran Bonnie Ucal HyBriD Zzus
Liiv SANDBOX Summit Croco FATE Route Effort
Nongshim RedForce Rich Peanut Bay deokdam Kellin
T1 Canna Ellim Faker, Clozer Gumayusi Keria