League of Legends Patch 14.8 Notes: MSI Patch Ships Balance Adjustments, Vanguard Anti-Cheat

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League of Legends Patch 14.8 Notes: MSI Patch Ships Balance Adjustments, Vanguard Anti-Cheat

League of Legends Patch 14.8 Notes deploy the Vanguard anti-cheat and contain a significant list of balance changes ahead of MSI.

League of Legends Patch 14.8 Notes ship a list of balance changes to prepare players for the MSI, ak  athe Mid Season Invitational League tournament, while including Baron buffs, Blood Moon skins, ARAM Balance changes, and more.

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League of Legends Patch 14.8 Notes: Full List of Adjustments and Balance Changes

Akali gets a base health stats bump, and meanwhile Azir gets his Nase Health regen and W damage decreased.

Base health increased.

Base Stats
Base Health: 570 ⇒ 600

Base health regen decreased. W damage decreased.

Base Stats
Health Regeneration per 5 Seconds: 5 ⇒ 3.5

W – Arise!
Magic Damage: 0-77 (based on level) (+50/67/84/101/118) (+55% AP) ⇒ 0-77 (based on level) (+50/65/80/95/110) (+55% AP)

Health growth decreased. Q range increased. W bonus attack speed decreased.

Base Stats
Health Growth: 100 ⇒ 95

Q – Head Rush
Range: 450 ⇒ 475

W – Blood Frenzy
Bonus Attack Speed: 54/68/82/96/110% ⇒ 55/65/75/85/95%

Q damage increased.

Q – Spinning Axe
Bonus Physical Damage: 40/45/50/55/60 (+75/85/95/105/115% bonus AD) ⇒ 45/50/55/60/65 (+75/85/95/105/115% bonus AD)

Base movement speed increased. Q cooldown decreased early.Base Stats
Base Movement Speed: 335 ⇒ 340

Q – Winds of War
Cooldown: 12/10.75/9.5/8.25/7 ⇒ 11/10/9/8/7 seconds

Passive reload time scaling adjusted, critical damage ratio per pellet increased.

Passive – New Destiny
Attack Speed Scaling: Increased Attack Speed scaling from non-level sources towards reload time by 35%
Critical Damage Ratio per Pellet: 40% ⇒ 45%

Passive bonus magic damage increased.

Passive – Signature of the Visionary
Bonus Magic Damage: 35-180 (based on level) (+30% AP) ⇒ 35-180 (based on level) (+35% AP)

Jarvan IV
Passive damage increased.

Passive – Martial Cadence
Bonus Physical Damage: 6% of target's current health ⇒ 7% of target's current health

Bonus movement speed on crits increased. Q damage increased.

Passive – Whisper
Bonus Movement Speed on Critical Strike: 10% (+0.4% bonus Attack Speed) ⇒ 14% (+0.4% bonus Attack Speed)

Q – Dancing Grenade
Minimum Physical Damage: 45/70/95/120/145 (+35/42.5/50/57.5/65% AD) (+60% AP) ⇒ 44/69/94/119/144 (+44/51.5/59/66.5/74% AD) (+60% AP)

Q damage increased.

Q – Icathian Rain
Damage per Missile: 40/55/70/85/100 (+50% bonus AD) (+20% AP) ⇒ 40/55/70/85/100 (+55% bonus AD) (+20% AP)

Q damage increased. W cooldown decreased.

Q – Sigil of Malice
Magic Damage: 65/90/115/140/165 (+ 45% AP) ⇒ 70/95/120/145/170 (+ 45% AP)

W – Distortion
Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 ⇒ 15/13.75/12.5/11.25/10 seconds

Q cooldown decreased. E damage decreased. R is no longer escapable with certain abilities/items.

Q – Obliterate
Cooldown: 9/7.75/6.5/5.25/4 ⇒ 8/7/6/5/4 seconds

E – Death's Grasp
Magic Damage: 80/95/110/125/140 (+60% AP) ⇒ 70/85/100/115/130 (+60% AP)

R – Realm of Death


Q – Undertow
Bonus Damage to Monsters: 5/10/15/20/25 ⇒ 5/15/25/35/45

W slow increased, cooldown decreased early.

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W – Rune Prison
Slow: 35% ⇒ 50%
Cooldown: 13/12/11/10/9 ⇒ 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 seconds


Recommended Runes and Items
Recommended Rune Pages: Updated to offer the following rune pages: Aftershock, Phase Rush, and Conqueror
Recommended Items: Added Heartsteel, moved Iceborn Gauntlet later, increased priority of Dead Man's Plate

Base Stats
Mana Growth: 45 ⇒ 40
Mana Regeneration Growth: 0.45 ⇒ 0.6

Q – Shattered Earth / Upheaval
Damage per Hit: 10/20/30/40/50 (+40% bonus AD) (+6% of his bonus health) ⇒ 10/25/40/55/70 (+60% bonus AD) (+6% of his bonus health)
Mana Cost: 40/45/50/55/60 ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50
Buff Duration: 3.5 ⇒ 5 seconds (Note: the buff will still refresh on attacks and upon casting E)
Upheaval Recast Lockout Time: 0.75 ⇒ 0.5 seconds
Shattered Earth Cast Time: 0.5 ⇒ 0.35 seconds (Note: this is how long Skarner stands in place pulling the boulder out of the ground before being able to move or attack)

W – Seismic Bastion
Mana Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 ⇒ 60/65/70/75/80
Magic Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+80% AP) ⇒ 50/75/100/125/150 (+80% AP)


Q – Chain Lash
Damage to Monsters: 70% ⇒ 100%

Base Stats
Base Armor: 31 ⇒ 33
Magic Resist Growth: 1.3 ⇒ 1.55


Base Stats
Base Health Regeneration per 5 Seconds: 8 ⇒ 5

Base Stats
Base Health: 630 ⇒ 600
Baron Nashor

Acid Pool Magic Damage: 10% AD ⇒ 200 (+10% AD)
Acid Pool Slow: 50% ⇒ 60%
Territorial Baron Pull Magic Damage: 75 ⇒ 300
Hunting Baron Lightning Magic Damage: 15% of target's current health ⇒ 20% of target's current health
Acid Shot Magic Damage: 20% AD ⇒ 200 (+50% AD)
Tentacle Knock Up Magic Damage: 25% AD ⇒ 200 (+25% AD)

Initial Voidgrub Spawn Time: 5 ⇒ 6 minutes
Touch of the Void Damage per Stack: 6 (halved to 3 for ranged champions) true damage per second over 4 seconds ⇒ 8 (halved to 4 for ranged champions)
Hunger of the Void Threshold: 5 Touch of the Void stacks, gain a 2nd summon at 6 stacks ⇒ 4 Touch of the Void Stacks, gain a 2nd summon at 6 stacks

Mythic Shop Rotation

Now Available

  • Prestige Porcelain Lissandra
  • Prestige Bewitching Miss Fortune
  • Prestige PROJECT: Sylas
  • Prestige Coven Zyra

Leaving the Mythic Shop

  • Prestige PsyOps Ezreal
  • Prestige Winterblessed Warwick
  • Prestige Duality Dragon Volibear
  • Prestige Space Groove Nami

ARAM Balance Changes


  • Illaoi: Damage Taken: 110% ⇒ 105%
  • Leona: Damage Taken: 105% ⇒ 100%
  • Nautilus: Damage Taken: 110% ⇒ 105%
  • Xerath: Damage Dealt: 93% ⇒ 95%
  • Ziggs: Damage Dealt: 85% ⇒ 90%


  • Vi: Ability Haste: 10 ⇒ 0
  • Zyra: Ability Haste: 0 ⇒ -10


Players' assigned position icons are added to the Quickplay loading screen, offering additional clarity on role assignment for Quickplay before the game starts.

League of Legends Patch 14.8 Notes Bug Fixes

Quality of Life Updates

  • Updated Guardian of the Sands Skarner's recall animation.
  • Chroma names of the April Fools skins released last patch have been updated to be 107% MORE delicious.
  • Rengar Q and empowered Q now apply critical strike modifiers from items.
  • Malignance will now proc on ultimates that are considered auto attacks, like Warwick or Twitch's R.
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  • Fixed various issues related to spell queueing, such as Yasuo being unable to cancel his queued E's with movement commands.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brand's Passive to not proc Dark Harvest.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Teemo's E to not proc Dark Harvest
  • Fixed a bug that caused Renekton's W to not apply spell effects.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mordekaiser's passive to gain stacks for dodged auto attacks.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Shyvana's Dragon form Q to consume Hail of Blades when used as an auto attack reset.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Rengar to lose the reduced cooldown gained from Navori Quickblade after becoming unempowered.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Blade of the Ruined King to not display its cooldown on the scoreboard.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Baron's pull attack to not deal damage.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Moonstone Renewer to be audible through the fog of war.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the terrain changes to temporarily make the screen jittery when spectating.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Skarner's R to not apply a stack of his Passive to minions and monsters when used.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Skarner's W to have a small hole in the damage application area.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Skarner's exit terrain VFX to trigger later than intended.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Skarner's W to not hit all enemies in range if Flash was used during its windup.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Volibear's passive attack speed scaling to not include adaptive or converted stats.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Battlecast Skarner's walk animation to sometimes override his W animation.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Skarner's second Q cast to dissolve if it was used at the same time as his Flash.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Rift Herald to spawn looking towards the right of the Baron Pit as opposed to the entrance.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Evelynn's VO to mix up first encounter lines for Brand and Dr. Mundo. I mean, they look kind of similar… right?
  • Fixed a bug that caused Evelynn's R VO lines to not play correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that caused certain single target abilities to not deal correct amounts of damage to Zyra's plants.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Briar's W to not grant vision of the nearest target while she was nearsighted.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Taliyah's dance emote to not play the associated VO.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Guardian of the Sands Skarner's taunt animation to not include the shockwave VFX.
  • Street Demons Zyra's Stranglethorns (R) AoE indicator now renders correctly under impassable terrain.

League of Legends Patch 14.8 Release Date and Time

League of Legends Patch 14.8 is slated to arrive on servers across all regions on Wednesday, April 17. Fans should note that the servers will be down for maintenance before Riot ships the MSI update, Patch 14.8. We’ve outlined the release time for each region below.

  • 3pm CT (NA)
  • 5am GMT (EU West)
  • 3am CET (EU North East)
  • 8am KR (Korea)

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