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March 11th, 2021

Patch preview 11.6: Revork Akali and buff Xin Zhao

Riot Games doesn't stop working on the game. Less than a week after the release of patch 11.5, we again see the list of changes in the upcoming update. In this article, we've collected everything you need to know about patch 11.6.

Items and runes

This time, the developers have put a lot of emphasis on items. So, for example, they reduced the cooldown of the active ability of Shurelya's Battlesong, as well as the cost of Rabadon's Deathcap. Healing from the Fleet Footwork rune for mages has been reduced from 30 percent to 20 percent. The cost of the Void Staff was increased by 200 gold, in return for an additional 5 Ability Power.

A more detailed list of changes for items can be found on the developer's twitter.

Champions

Gnar's base attack speed has been cut. The champion was extremely strong in the early stages against many matchups thanks to his W skill, which helped him effectively trade HP without getting close to the enemy. Renekton will now receive less bonus health at later ultimate levels, and Lillia will use her Ultimate less often. Volibear was given a significant increase in damage against monsters in the jungle, and Sylas will hit faster with his passive and more often use the W skill.

Akali

Akali

The developers have prepared a large changelog for Akali. Among the most significant is the change of the type of damage on the ultimate ability from physical to magical. Also in the late game, she will spend less energy on the Q skill, which will increase her potential damage in fights, and now the E and R abilities will receive an increase in damage from the champion's ability power.

Xin Zhao's pickrate and winrate

Xin Zhao's pickrate and winrate

A big buff was also prepared for Xin Zhao. The developers hope that the popularity of the champion will increase with this patch. At the moment, the most important change on the list is a decrease in the cooldown of W skill at later levels, as well as an increase in dash distance for marked targets. Now it will be even more difficult to escape from Seneschal Demacia.

Conclusion

It is possible that this is not the final list of all fixes, but we will keep you updated on all the changes. We remind you that the full list of changes can be found on the developer's twitter.

See you at the Rift!