League of Legends Patch Notes — Patch 10.6 Preview (Top Buffs, Funnel Nerfs, Ranked Changes)

Patch 10.6 is only a week away, but Riot Games have made up their minds about the upcoming changes to League of Legends. Let’s dive into them.

Teleport, Funnel, Death’s Dance

  • Teleport cooldown changed from 360 seconds to 420–240 seconds based on champion level (evens out at Level 7). The Summoner Spell now also grants 30–45% Movement Speed buff for 3 seconds based on champion level
  • Monster Hunter penalty now additionally lowers minion XP by 50% to make funneling less effective
  • Death’s Dance cost increased from 3,500 to 3,600; Attack Damage lowered from 80 to 50; added +30 Armor and +30 Magic Resistance; changed components to Aegis of the Legion+Vampiric Scepter+Caulfield’s Warhammer+500 Gold

Matchmaking Changes

  • If it takes autofilling to have a match, the game tries to have people play the same undesired role
  • The game also tries to have the same number of Duos on both teams
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Champions

Aphelios

  • Severum Lifesteal lowered from 8–25% to 3–20%
  • Infernum damage to minions lowered from 45% to 30%
  • Mini-Chakram damage lowered from 30–173% to 24–164% of total Attack Damage 

Anivia

  • R chill duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds

Brand

  • Passive now deals 120% damage to monsters

Darius

  • W bonus damage lowered from 50/55/60/65/70% to 40/45/50/55/60% of total Attack Damage
  • W mana cost increased from 30 to 40
  • E mana cost increased from 45 to 60

Draven

  • W movement increased from 40/45/50/55/60% to 50/55/60/65/70%

Garen

  • Magic Resistance gain per level lowered from 1.25 to 0.75
  • E crit scaling lowered from 50% to 33%

Hecarim

  • R fear duration (which scales with distance) increased from 0.75–1.75 seconds to 0.75–2 seconds

Kayn

  • Passive orb rate increased

Kindred

  • Attack Damage gain per level increased from 2.26 to 2.5
  • W self-healing increased from 32–100 to 45–100 (still depending on Kindred’s level)
  • R healing upon the end of the ability increased from 200/250/300 to 200/300/400
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Morgana

  • Movement speed increased from 330 to 335
  • W now deals 150% damage to monsters
  • E shield value buffed from 60/120/180/240/300 to 80/135/190/245/300

Ryze

  • Mana Regeneration gain per level increased from 0.8 to 1
  • W damage increased from 80/100/120/140/160 to 80/110/140/170/200

Senna

  • Attack Damage gain per soul lowered from 1 to 0.75
  • Weakened Soul per champion cooldown recalculated from 4 to 6/5/4 seconds at levels 1/6/11

Shaco

  • R clone auto attack damage lowered from 75% to 60% total Attack Damage

Shen

  • Q damage cap against monsters raised from 75/100/125/150/175 to 120/140/160/180/200

Soraka

  • Q total healing increased from 40/50/60/70/80 to 50/60/70/80/90
  • Q movement speed increased from 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% to 15/17.5/20/22.5/25%

Teemo

  • Q blind duration doubled against monsters
  • E now deals 150% damage to monsters

Twisted Fate

  • W blue card AP scaling increased from 50% to 90% of Ability Power
  • W red card AP scaling increased from 50% to 70% of Ability Power

Urgot

  • Q slow duration increased from 1 to 1.25 seconds
  • E stun duration increased from 0.75 to 1 second

Veigar

  • Q damage increased from 70/110/150/190/230 to 80/120/160/200/240
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Wukong

  • Mini-rework is scheduled to be released on Patch 10.6
  • We will be expanding on Wukong rework in a separate article

Xerath

  • W center damage increased from 150 to 166.7%
  • R damage increased from 200240/280+43% Ability Power to 200/250/300+45% Ability Power

Yorick

  • A grave now spawns on large monster death
  • Ghouls take 50% reduced damage from monsters

Zyra

  • Plants now deal 150% damage to monsters

When will Patch 10.6 be released?

Patch 10.6 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. There will be a few hours of downtime during which you can’t play League of Legends. The maintenance is usually scheduled for the early morning of Wednesday.

What is new in Patch 10.6?

Patch 10.6 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. There will be a few hours of downtime during which you can’t play League of Legends. The maintenance is usually scheduled for the early morning of Wednesday.

When will Patch 10.6 full release notes come out?

Completed release notes are usually published the day before the patch. You can expect them on Tuesday, March 17.

by Simon Kaastrup-Olsen
March 16, 2020

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