League of Legends patch 11.14 will bring changes to Irelia, Tahm Kench, Lillia


League of Legends Patch 11.14 Early Notes and Updates

Nutan Lele
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LoL patch 11.14 is going live in a week across servers.
Akali, Malzahar, Nocturne and four other champions are getting nerfed.
Irelia, Dr. Mundo, Lillia, and Tahm Kench are going through some major changes.

League of Legends patch 11.14 will be out on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Seven champions are getting nerfed including Akali, Malzahar and Nocturne while eight champions are getting a buff. Irelia, Dr. Mundo, Lillia, and Tahm Kench will also have overhauls in patch 11.14 and Dead Man’s Plate is getting a slight buff (Armor increased from 40 to 45). Zilean is also getting some base VFX changes and the Ultimate Spellbook Game Mode will be making a return in League of Legends patch 11.14. The Ruination event will continue through this patch as several more champions get “ruined” or “sentinel” skins.

Major Changes to Irelia, Lilia and Tahm Kench in LoL Patch 11.14

Irelia is going through some major changes to take away some of her early game power and thus snowball potential in pro play. Bladesurge’s (W) early damage was nerfed and replaced with per level scaling damage. Her durability has been shifted from early to late game and passive cap has been reduced to four stacks from five.

Flawless Duet’s (E) blade travel time has been changed from variable to fixed. No matter where you tried to cast a blade it would always take 0.25 seconds to get there. While this will affect the way seasoned Irelia players now use her combo, E is no longer a zero-counterplay stun. E can now also no longer be cast or recast during Q or while crowd controlled.

Lillia’s changes gave her higher stats for almost all her abilities.

Lillia was quite popular in the jungle when the champion was released but her play rate has fallen since then. Daniel 'Maxw3ll' Emmons assured Lillia fans on Twitter that her movespeed at two items is very close to what it was previously, mostly because a lot of the MS she was getting from it was burned due to the MS speed cap/falloff.

After Tahm Kench’s rework dropped in League of Legends patch 11.13, Tahm’s pick rate went up quite a bit. However, over the weeks, it fell off due to a huge drop in his win rate.

Tahm Kench's pick rate took a sharp drop afrer his rework despite an initial spike in interest.

Riot is trying to salvage the champion with an overall buff. His Tongue Lash (Q) now also deals damage from An Acquired Taste (Passive).

Here are the changes to Dr. Mundo.

Just after Dr Mundo's rework, he is getting even more tweaks in LoL patch 11.14. 

Jeevun SidhuLead Game Designer on Summoner's Rift Team

What are the new balance changes for League of Legends patch 11.14?

Champion Buffs


Passive: Hemorrhage bonus attack damage increased from 20-205 to 30-230.

E: Apprehend ability cooldown has decreased from 26/24/22/20/18 to 24/21.5/19/16.5/14.


Q: Decisive Strike move speed increased from 30% to 35%

R: Demacian Justice’s true damage from percent of target’s missing health has increased from 20/25/30% to 25/30/35%


Attack damage has increased from 66 to 68.


Base Move Speed has increased from 340 to 350.


E: Triggerseed shield effect increased from 80/110/140/170/200 to 80/115/150/185/220.


Q: Queen’s Wrath / Prey Seeker damage dealt per hit when not burrowed increased from 20/25/30/35/40 to 21/27/33/39/45. Damage dealt when burrowed increased from 60/90/120/150/180 to 60/95/130/165/200.


Q: High Note damage dealt by ability increased from [55/70/85/100/115 (+40/45/50/55/60% AP)] to [60/75/90/105/120 (+45/50/55/60/65% AP)].


Q: Starlight’s Touch mana cost has decreased 70/75/80/85/90 to 65/70/75/80/85 from

E: Dazzle’s mana cost has decreased from 60 to 40.

Champion Nerfs


Five Point Strike (Q):

“Q can no longer be cast during E”

Perfect Execution (R):

Minimum damage dealt has decreased to 60/130/200 from 75/145/215

Maximum damage dealt has decreased to 180/390/600 from 225/435/645


Attack damage decreased from 54 to 51.


Base HP decreased from 537 to 510.

Q: Call of the Void ability power ratio has decreased from 65% to 55%


Passive: Umbra Blades is now has 50% effectiveness against minions


Base HP has decreased from 587 to 560.

Base move speed has decreased from 350 to 345.

Xin Zhao

W: Wind Becomes Lightning ability cooldown has increased from 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 to 12/11/10/9/8 seconds


Mana decreased from 480 to 420.

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