There are quite a few balancing changes coming to League of Legends, and most of it is some champion power flux, as well as some items, bug fixes, and map doodads.
First off, Diana is getting a major nerf, as her base damage on Crescent Strike is getting reduced, Pale Cascade’s orb detonation range is getting reduced, Moonfall’s maximum pull distance is getting reduced, and Lunar Rush’s cast range is also getting reduced.
Other champions that will be getting changed up a bit are Cho’Gath, Elise, Fiora, Master Yi, Rengar, Teemo, and Zyra. Aside from Fiora and Elise, all other champions mentioned will be getting some stat reductions. Also to note, Nidalee’s visual upgrade will finally be integrated into this next patch.
In terms of items, Aegis of the Legion/Runic Bulwark, Blackfire Torch, and Spirit Visage are getting some bug fixes. Brutalizer’s flat armor penetration stat has been reduced from 15 to 10, which also alters Black Clever’s stats, making the flat armor penetration the same value as Brutalizer as well as gaining a UNIQUE status, while also getting a decrease of armor reduction from 7.5% to 6.25%. Lastly, Youmuu’s Ghostblade’s flat armor penetration stat has also been deemed UNIQUE.
The summoner spell Smite is getting buffed, and is now 490-1000 true damage.
In Twisted Treeline, alter channeling can now be disrupted if you are attacked while channeling, which will be indicated by a shiny particle effect. This will make channeling quite a bit harder, but more reminiscent of The Crystal Scar’s capture point mechanic.
Speaking of The Crystal Scar, its global aura is getting modified. Armor and Magic Penetration has now been removed, Energy champions now get 2 Energy per second, Tryndamere and Renekton get 33% bonus Fury per attacks (Tryndamere also gets the bonus Fury with critical strikes and kills), Shyvana gets a slightly lower 25% bonus Fury for her attacks, ranged minion magic resistance has been reduced by 5, and the super melee minion’s base magic resistance has also been reduced, but by 15.
In both The Crystal Scar and Proving Grounds, health relics now grant Fury. Tryndamere gains 10 Fury, Renekton gets 20 Fury, and Shyvana gets 6 Fury.
Also, the Snowdown Showdown Ward Skins will now be made free to the public! This includes the Snowman and Gingeryordle ward skins, and can be activated/deactivated in the Store.
Lastly, the Gift Center will now be opened, and players must be at least Summmoner Level 10 to receive gifts, and Summoner Level 20 to give gifts.
You can read more about the upcoming changes here!