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Patch 9.17 Summary

Creator: Wayne3100 September 4, 2019 7:55am
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Hello and welcome to the MOBAFire Patch Summary - 9.17!

With Riot promising to hold off on anything too crazy until after patch 9.19 (which this year's World Championship will be played on), this patch features a relatively small selection of champion changes, most notable of which are the updates to Aurelion Sol and Kayle.

Aurelion Sol should now have a slightly more vulnerable early game in exchange for a stronger late game, with adjustments to Celestial Expansion also making it easier for new players to pick up the champion. Meanwhile, Kayle has had the opposite treatment, with her late game potential being toned down in favor of a stronger early game.

Outside of balance adjustments, this patch also includes the release of 6 new skins: 3 which will join Bard, Hecarim and LeBlanc in the Elderwood collection, and 3 which will join the Infernal collection alongside Akali, Alistar, Amumu, Diana, Mordekaiser and Nasus.

As always, be sure to check out the full patch notes for details on any changes that interest you (or, if you're more interested in Teamfight Tactics, click here for the 9.17 patch notes for TFT).

Champion Balance Changes




Other Changes

  • Free Champion Rotation

    • Will be expanded from 14 to 15 champions in the first week of September 2019.

  • Bugfixes

    • Soraka now properly heals herself with R - Wish for more when she is under 40% of her maximum health.
    • Certain champions' movement abilities are now properly disabled when they're Grounded (Zac's E - Elastic Slingshot, Malphite's R - Unstoppable Force, Camille's E - Hookshot, Graves' R - Collateral Damage, Thresh's W - Dark Passage, and Fiddlestick's R - Crowstorm)
    • Rek'Sai no longer gains a short "Can't Be Displaced" buff if her target dies as she starts R - Void Rush
    • Cleanse now properly clears the stun from Viktor's AUGMENT:IMPLOSION W - Gravity Field
    • Lee Sin's Q - Resonating Strike's dash speed is now at its proper speed (not as slow as it was in 9.16)
    • If Sylas dies immediately after casting Pantheon's R - Grand Starfall via R - Hijack, he will no longer be locked out of using items and basic abilities
    • Sivir's W - Ricochet now properly bounces when recast when she reaches 45% CDR by holding Spear of Shojin or Cosmic Insight
    • Statikk Shiv will no longer hit nearby targets outside of Mordekaiser's R - Realm of Death when the holder attacks him within it
    • When Tahm Kench dies while using W - Devour on another unit, that unit's HP can now properly go below 1 HP

Upcoming Skins & Chromas

The following skins will be released this patch.

Elderwood Ahri (1350 RP)

Elderwood Veigar (1350 RP)

Elderwood Nocturne (1350 RP)

Infernal Varus (1350 RP)

Infernal Shen (1350 RP)

Infernal Galio (1350 RP)

The following chromas will be released this patch.

Elderwood Ahri

Elderwood Veigar

Elderwood Nocturne

Infernal Varus

Infernal Shen

Infernal Galio

Share Your Thoughts!

That's it on our end, time to hear from you guys! What are your thoughts on the changes made to Aurelion Sol and Kayle, and how will it influence their viability moving forward? Which other champion adjustments made in this patch are you most excited about? And finally, are you planning on picking up any of the Elderwood or Infernal skins?

Let us know in the comments below!

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