Patch 10.4 Preview (Soraka Nerf, Garen Buff)

Patch 10.4 preview notes are here and are available on PBE. Let’s take a look.

Patch 10.4 will introduce a new Katarina skin - Blood Moon Katarina
Patch 10.4 Blood Moon Katarina | Source: Riot Games

Champion changes in Patch 10.4

Amumu

  • Q cooldown lowered from 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 to 8 seconds

Garen

  • Q bonus physical damage scaling increased from 40% to 50% AD
  • W grants extra 10% Armor and Magic Resistance when max stacked
  • W shield amount changed from 10% Maximum Health to 75/95/120/145/170 Health+20% bonus Health

Kayle

  • E bonus AD scaling increased from 10 to 15%
  • Casting R on allied champions now locks Kayle out of other spells for 0.25 seconds instead of 1.5 seconds. The self-cast lock is still 1.5 seconds

Sett

  • Base health regeneration increased from 8 to 9.25

Soraka

  • Q self-heal lowered from 60/80/100/120/140+50% AP to 30/40/50/60/70+30% AP
  • Q Movement Speed bonus lowered from 15/20/25/30/35% to 15/17.5/20/22.5/25%
  • Q mana cost increased from 40/45/50/55/60 to 60/65/70/75/80
  • W heal increased from 80/110/140/170/200 to 80/115/150/185/220
  • W mana cost lowered from 50/55/60/65/70 to 40/45/50/55/60
  • W no longer costs Soraka 5% of her max health within 5 seconds of landing Q

Item changes in Patch 10.4

Bami’s Cinder

  • Updated Passive: Immolate burns nearby enemies for 6–23 magic damage per second. The item also deals additional [1% Bonus Health] damage per second within 4 seconds of immobilizing any enemy. All damage is doubled against minions and monsters. 

Cinderhulk

  • Updated Passive: Immolate burns nearby enemies for 6–23 magic damage per second. The item also deals additional [1% Bonus Health] damage per second within 4 seconds of immobilizing any enemy. All damage is doubled against minions and monsters. 

Sunfire Cape

  • Updated Passive: Immolate burns nearby enemies for 6–23 magic damage per second. The item also deals additional [1% Bonus Health] damage per second within 4 seconds of immobilizing any enemy. All damage is doubled against minions and monsters. 

Forgefire Cape (Ornn)

  • Updated Passive: Immolate burns nearby enemies for 6–23 magic damage per second. The item also deals additional [1% Bonus Health] damage per second within 4 seconds of immobilizing any enemy. All damage is doubled against minions and monsters. 
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Runes changes in Patch 10.4

Phase Rush

  • The window to land three consecutive attacks/spells is increased from 3 to 4 seconds
  • Melee champions are granted 30–50% Movement Speed while ranged retain the old value of 25–40%

Hail of Blade

  • The interval to keep stacking the rune by another attack increased from 2 to 3 seconds
  • Cooldown changes from 4 seconds out of combat to 8 seconds out of combat with champions

Unflinching

  • Tenacity increased from 15% to 18%

When will Patch 10.4 be released?

Patch 10.4 is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19. 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 10.4?

Patch 10.4 finally nerfs Soraka as well as increases the Jungle diversity. Three Blood Moon skins are also coming.

When will Patch 10.4 full release notes come out?

Completed release notes are usually published the day before the patch. You can expect them on Thursday, February 18.

by Denis Matusovskiy
February 10, 2020

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