TFT patch 11.16 notes: Legionnaire & Nocturne reworks, B-side nerfs Hellions - Dexerto
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TFT patch 11.16 notes: Legionnaire & Nocturne reworks, B-side nerfs Hellions

Published: 19/Aug/2021 3:39 Updated: 19/Aug/2021 3:40

by Andrew Amos

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With Set 5.5 out the door, TFT patch 11.16 is Riot’s first real chance to balance the new units and traits. However, they’re starting with some old ones in an attempt to bring Legionnaires and Nocturne-Blender some love.

The meta from the Dawn of Heroes update is still yet to be solved, but one thing is for sure, players are a lot happier with Radiant Items over Shadow Items.

With that being said, Riot will be looking to trim some of the power picks in TFT patch 11.16. The early focus on the update is on older traits, but that’ll change as patch day nears.

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What’s coming in TFT patch 11.16?

Draconic and Abomination get hotfix nerfs

Before we dive into the new content, we just need to quickly note the mid-11.15 hotfix to Draconic and Abomination. Released on July 22, the two overpowered traits were hit with quick nerfs out of the gate.

We won’t include them in the patch notes below, but the Monstrosity had their spell duration and attack speed nerfed significantly, while Draconic eggs ⁠— both regular and golden ⁠— had their average value cut by around 0.25 gold.

The Abom-Zyra comp that was so viable throughout Set 5 and the start of 5.5 is still decent, but it might just be harder to hit (and a little less reliant on Sion).

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More nerfs to Abomination are penned in for 11.16, so its power level will be continuing to drop.

Legionnaire gets a rework after Mordekaiser removal hits hard

Legionnaire has struggled as a trait all set. Individual units like Mordekaiser, Draven, and Yasuo could carry, but the vertical as a whole struggled unlike Duelists in previous sets.

The rework, however, could change that. The vertical now gives Legionnaire units inbuilt healing, starting at 15% and scaling to 35%.

This is on top of the attack speed, which is remaining relatively unchanged. It’ll provide real incentive to push past 2 Legionnaires and look for 4, 6, or even 8 Legionnaire compositions if you have enough spatulas.

To compensate for the big buffs though, some of the more meta Legionnaires like Riven and Yasuo are getting nerfed.

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Nocturne ability change is a big buff to Blender

Nocturne has been a very item-reliant carry in Set 5. If you hit the holy trinity, he’s almost unbeatable. However, his base power isn’t that high, especially for a three-cost carry.

Riot is changing that by shaving the amount of percentage attack damage on his ability but adding a flat value on top. The flat 70/85/110 damage will ensure Nocturne doesn’t need a Deathblade to ramp up across combat, and could even reduce his reliance on the Infinity Edge / Last Whisper / Runaan’s Hurricane combo.

While it’ll still be best in slot, the changes mean you won’t be hurt trying to flex different items into your Blender comp.

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TFT patch 11.16 B-side update: Hellions nerfed

In addition to everything included in patch 11.16, Mortdog reviewed the data and confirmed there will be an 11.16 B-side update.

The two dominant forces of the Tristana-reroll comp — the namesake two-cost and Lulu, her trusty support — have been nerfed.

Tristana’s base stats have been hit, while Riot focused on Lulu’s Whimsy spell. The B-patch is now live as of August 18, and there’s more nerfs expected in patch 11.17.

TFT patch 11.16b notes

Champions

Lulu

  • Max Mana nerf: 40/100 ⇒ 60/120
  • Whimsy enchanted targets: 3/4/6 ⇒ 3/4/5
  • Whimsy enchanted enemy Polymorph duration: 1.5/2/2.5 ⇒ 1.5/1.5/1.5 sec

Tristana

  • Attack Damage: 65 ⇒ 60
  • Attack Speed: 0.8 ⇒ 0.75
  • Starting Mana nerf: 75/125 ⇒ 50/125

You can find the full TFT patch 11.16 notes below.

TFT patch 11.16 notes

Champions

1-cost

Leona

  • starting Mana buff: 0/80 ⇒ 40/80

Olaf

  • Berserker Rage heal on basic attack: 25/35/75 ⇒ 20/30/70

Vayne

  • Attack Damage: 30 ⇒ 35

2-cost

Irelia

  • Defiant Dance base damage reduction: 40/50/60% ⇒ 30/40/50%
  • Attack Damage: 65 ⇒ 60

Sejuani

  • Fury of the North bonus Armor and Magic Resist: 80/125/250 ⇒ 60/100/200

Sett

  • Armor and Magic Resist: 35 ⇒ 40

Thresh

  • Death Sentence Damage: 200/400/1000 ⇒ 175/350/800

Tristana

  • Tristana Rocket Jump Attack Speed: 120/140/160% ⇒ 120/130/140%

Varus

  • Attack Damage: 60 ⇒ 65

3-cost

Lee Sin

  • Cripple Damage: 250/350/700 ⇒ 250/350/650
  • Mana nerf: 30/70 ⇒ 30/80

Lulu

  • Whimsy ally Attack Speed Buff duration: 4 sec ⇒ 5 sec

Nocturne

  • New: Nocturne’s spin ability now deals bonus physical damage
  • Umbra Blades Bonus Damage: 0 ⇒ 70/85/110 (scales with Ability Power)
  • Umbra Blades Attack Damage Ratio: 125% ⇒ 70%
  • Umbra Blades Heal: 90/95/100% ⇒ 100% (no longer scales with Ability Power)
  • Umbra Blades Attack Speed Buff: 30/35/40% ⇒ 35%

Riven

  • Blade of the Dawn Bonus Attack Damage: 90%/100%/130% ⇒ 90%/100%/120%
  • Attack Damage: 85 ⇒ 80

Yasuo

  • Burning Blade Damage: 250/350/650 ⇒ 250/350/600
  • Burning Blade stacking True Damage On Hit: 25/35/65 ⇒ 25/35/60
  • Attack Speed: 1.0 ⇒ 0.95

4-cost

Galio

  • Shield of Durand Healing: 50% ⇒ 60%
  • Shield of Durand Duration: 2 ⇒ 2.5 seconds
  • Shield of Durand Damage: 200/300/2000 ⇒ 200/300/1200

Karma

  • Soulflare Damage: 210/260/700 ⇒ 225/280/750

Lucian

  • Every other shot from The Culling now counts as an attack (which means it works with items like Runaan’s Hurricane, Statikk Shiv, Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Titan’s Resolve, etc.)
  • Health: 800 ⇒ 700

Rell

  • Health decreased from 1000 to 950

5-cost

Akshan

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  • Heroic Swing Attack Speed: 60/80/400% ⇒ 70/85/400%

Garen

  • God-Lion’s Justice percent Health Damage: 25/30/200% ⇒ 25/35/200%
  • Max Mana buff: 100/180 ⇒ 100/170

Gwen

  • Skip ‘n Slash Armor and Magic Resist Steal: 1/1/11 ⇒ 2/2/11

Heimerdinger

  • Baby Dragon fireball Damage: 450/600/3333 ⇒ 400/600/3333

Volibear

  • Doombringer Stun Duration: 2.5/3.5/10 ⇒ 2/3.5/10

Traits

Abomination

  • Monstrosity Stage Scaling: 20% ⇒ 16%
  • Health: 1000/1400/1800 ⇒ 900/1400/1900
  • Health Per Star Level: 100/140/180 ⇒ 90/140/190

Cannoneer

  • Cannon shot Attack Damage percent Scaling: 250/450/1200 ⇒ 225/450/1200%

Hellion

  • Attack Speed: 5/30/75/150% ⇒ 10/30/70/130%

Legionnaire

  • Trait changed: Legionnaires have bonus Attack Speed and heal for a portion of the damage they deal with attacks and Abilities.
    • Attack Speed: 25/65/120/250% (Unchanged)
    • Legionnaire Omnivamp: 15/20/25/35%

Nightbringer

  • Shield max Health scaling: 30/60/100/250 ⇒ 30/60/90/200%
  • Bonus damage: 20/30/40/80 ⇒ 20/30/40/70%

Ranger

  • Attack Speed: 75/180% ⇒ 80/180%

Sentinel

  • Bonus Attack Speed: 30/120/1000% ⇒ 25/120/1000

Skirmisher

  • Attack Damage per Second: 3/5/15 ⇒ 3/6/15

Items

Regular Items

Quicksilver

  • Crowd Control Immunity Duration: 12 ⇒ 15 seconds

Rabadon’s Deathcap

  • Ability Power: 70% ⇒ 75%

Redemption

  • Missing Health Heal: 20% ⇒ 18%

Sunfire Cape

  • Burn Damage: 25% max Health ⇒ 20% max Health
  • Burn Duration: 10 ⇒ 8 seconds

Radiant Items

Blue Buff (Blue Blessing)

  • Bonus Ability Power: 30% ⇒ 40%

Gargoyle Stoneplate (Dvarapala Stoneplate)

  • Armor and Magic Resist per enemy: 35 ⇒ 40

Giant Slayer (Demonslayer)

  • Base Damage Amp: 35% ⇒ 40%

Guinsoo’s Rageblade (Guinsoo’s Reckoning)

  • New – Radiant Bonus: +30% Attack Speed

Ionic Spark (Covalent Spark)

  • Bonus Health Regen: 2% ⇒ 1% max Health

Jeweled Gauntlet (Glamorous Gauntlet)

  • Critical Strike Damage: 80% ⇒ 90%

Locket of the Iron Solari (Locket of Targon Prime)

  • Shield Value: 500/600/700 ⇒ 600/700/800

Rabadon’s Deathcap (Rabadon’s Ascended Deathcap)

  • Ability Power: 110% ⇒ 120%

Redemption (Radiant Redemption)

  • Missing Health Heal: 35% ⇒ 25%

Statikk Shiv (Statikk Favor)

  • Magic Damage: 100 ⇒ 115

Sunfire Cape (Sunlight Cape)

  • Bonus Health Regen: 1% ⇒ 0.5% max Health

Bug fixes

  • T-Rex’s envy: Nunu will now cast at his increased attack range when he has Radiant Rapid Firecannon equipped
  • Double Rainbow meet Double Tornado: Zephyr and Radiant Zephyr can no longer hit the same target
  • Ignore the trolls: Lucian’s channel is no longer interrupted by Taunts
  • Winded yet? Radiant Zephyr’s Attack Speed buff will now be properly removed at the end of each combat
  • Tooltip mist: Senna’s Last Embrace now has the stun duration in the tooltip