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League of Legends update introduces changes to ARAM and Champions

Published: 14:39, 03 April 2019
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League of Legends latest patch is introducing some big changes to ARAM game mode. Now, each player will be able to ban one champion before their champion is randomly selected. The patch also brings buffs and nerfs to various characters.

Riot Games' latest update for League of Legends will introduce a lot of major changes to some of the game's modes and champions along with some quality of life improvements and bug fixes. 

The biggest change in the 9.7 patch is the update to ARAM game mode. In ARAM, each player will now be able to ban their least favourite champion and once the bans are set, the game will randomly pick a champion for every player. 

On top of these changes, after 15 minutes, minion waves' spawn rate will increase, minions will gain more movement speed, and champions will deal 10 per cent more damage to structures. Damage from champions that are further than 900 units away will also be reduced by 15 per cent.

ARAM is also getting a new spell to replace Barrier. It's named Backtrack and when activated, it gives players a small blue shield, less powerful than Barrier though, and then three seconds later zooms players back towards their Fountain.

As for the item changes, they include tweaks to The Dark Seal, Enchantment: Cinderhulk, and Wit’s End among other items. The Dark Seal sellback value has been cut from 245 gold to 140 gold and its ability power has dropped from 15 to 10.

Enchantment: Cindehulk bonus magic damage is buffed from 200 per cent to 300 per cent against minions and monsters. The item that received the biggest change is Wit's End. It now costs 2900 gold and it offers higher attack, magic resistance and will grant 5 per cent movement speed. It also has a new passive called Health Steal that will heal your Champion for the amount of on-hit damage dealt by Wit's End.

Riot Games Picture of Kayle and Morgana from the visual update promo image League of Legends - Morgana and Kayle

Kayle's armour growth and health regen have been decreased. There are also changes to her Q, W and E abilities with some increases and decreases. Urgot also received similar changes and for a closer look you can check out the full patch notes .

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