Wild Rift Patch 3.1: Full Notes and Updates

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Wild Rift Patch 3.1: Full Notes and Updates

John Dave Rossel
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The Wild Rift Patch 3.1 patch notes have been revealed by Riot Games.
The update delivers a ton of new content and balance changes including two new champions - Shen and Karma.
The rewards for the upcoming Ranked Season 5 have been revealed as well as a new set of Wild Pass rewards.

The League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 3.1 full notes and updates have been revealed by Riot Games. The patch update features the new champions named Shen and Karma along with an event where you can unlock these champions for free. The next ranked season rewards have also been revealed featuring the champions Evelynn as well as a new set of Wild Pass rewards. A few balance changes for champions, runes and in-game items will also be implemented. The new content will be added separately throughout the month of March. More information about the Wild Rift patch 3.1 full notes and updates can be found below.

New Champions

Karma, the Enlightened One

Karma is a flexible champion that can act as either a burst mage or utility support. With a wide range of abilities, Karma can open up a lot of possibilities in team compositions.

Karma will be released on 24th March at 12:01 AM (UTC).

Shen, the Eye of the Twilight

A durable fighter with a very wide teleport range that can also shield allies whenever needed. He can also deflect basic attacks for a short period of time which will come in handy when dueling against marksman champions.

Shen will be released on 24th March at 12:01 AM (UTC).

Shen Champion Preview

New Features

News Tab

Players can now see articles, patch notes, game news, community events, Wild Rift esports events, and live streams all within the app.

Ranked Season 5

The Wild Rift Ranked Season 5 will begin on 26th March at 7 AM (GMT+8). Players can progress through the rank rewards and unlock the exclusive skin, Glorious Crimson Evelynn.

Glorious Crimson Evelynn Skin Preview

Glorious Crimson Evelynn Skin Preview

Ranked Store

New content will be added in the Ranked Store including a special weapon augment for the Glorious Crimson Evelynn skin and the previous season’s exclusive skin, Glorious Jinx.

Wild Pass

The new set of rewards for the next Wild Pass season will feature the new exclusive skin Psychic Detective Senna.

New Wild Pass will be available starting 24th March at 12:01 AM (UTC).

Psychic Detective Senna Skin Preview

Psychic Detective Senna Skin Preview

New Game Modes

Elemental Rift

The testing phase for the next major map update in Wild Rift will be made available through a separate game mode. There will be three Dragons: Mountain, Infernal, and Ocean, which will change the terrain of the map and grant powerful buffs.

After killing the second dragon, the jungle area will terraform itself and open new and unique gameplay opportunities for your team based on the dragon slain:

Mountain Rift

  • Forges new terrain in the jungle, along with a defensive wall in front of the Dragon pit.

Infernal Rift

  • Burns away brush and opens new pathways to red and blue buff.

Ocean Rift

  • Spawns more brushes across the map along with some extra Honeyfruit!

Slaying each Dragon grants your team some bonuses, but once you slay three Dragons, you get a powerful soul:

Mountain Dragon:

  • Increases your armor and magic resist

Mountain Soul:

  • Grants a shield after not taking damage for a short while

Infernal Dragon:

  • Grants your team bonus Attack Damage and Ability Power

Infernal Soul:

  • Creates explosions around your abilities and attacks, dealing bonus adaptive damage in a circle around your target

Ocean Dragon:

  • Restores health over time

Ocean Soul:

  • Restores more health when dealing damage to enemies

After a team secures a Dragon Soul, the Elder Dragon will spawn. Slaying the Elder Dragon will grant a game-ending true damage effect and execute enemies when they are low in health.

The cloud dragon has also been removed as the developers think the hidden power provided by the dragon is not enticing enough for players.

The Elemental Rift game mode will be available to play from 31st March at 05:00 PM (PT) until April 10 at 04:59 PM (PT)

New Skins

New Skins will be released throughout the patch cycle.

New Skins will be released throughout the patch cycle.

Releasing 24th March at 12:01 AM (UTC):

  • Blood Moon Shen

  • Warden Karma

  • Psychic Detective Senna

Releasing 31st March at 12:01 AM (UTC):

  • Furyhorn Cosplay Veigar

  • Pretty Kitty Rengar

  • Renektoy

New Accessories

These new accessories will be released throughout the patch cycle.

  • Baubles: Novelty Glasses; Time’s Up; Look Closely; Classified!; A World of Hurt; Infla-Shen; Some Sweet For Your Salt; X Marks the Respawn

  • Icons: The Psychic Detective; Sentinel of Flashlight; Fizz’s Big Mystery; Fluff and Steam; Ghoulish Yet Fluffy; Snaxshot; Whoopie!!; Ionian Spirit; Peaceful Balance

  • Emotes: I Am Amused!; Reaching Enlightenment; Jeez, Really; Much Disappoint; I’m Panicking!; Hmmmm.; See Ya, Stranger; Disappearing Act; Munch Munch; I’m Out, Folks; Back Off!; Ohoho! (Iron - Challenger); Perfection; You’re So Dead

  • Rift Emblems: Investigation; Dream Realm; Emptiness; Shadow Isles

  • Icon Borders: Mysterious Passage; Ionian Balance

  • Profile Borders: Evidence Locker; Glorious Lieutenant

  • Custom Recalls: Rainbows And Stars, Oh My!; Reviewing the Evidence; Leaf’s Journey

New Accessories will be released throughout the patch cycle.

New Events

Protectors of Ionia

Enjoy the tranquility as you watch the leaves fall and find your inner balance. The event is currently ongoing and players can unlock the two new champions through this event.

The new event is now ongoing.

The new event is now ongoing.

The Protectors of Ionia event begins 24th March at 12:01 AM (UTC)

Season of Silly

More details regarding the event will be revealed at a later date.

The Season of Silly event begins 31st March at 12:01 AM (UTC).

Champion Changes

Ashe

A slight nerf to her poke capabilities.

Volley

  • AD ratio: 110% → 100%

Blitzcrank

A slight tweak to his Overdrive skill to add a second cast which increases the movement speed buff at the cost of a greater slow debuff after the duration ends.

Base Stats

  • Armor: 50 → 45

  • Armor per level: 5.1 → 4.7

  • Total armor at level 15: 122 → 111

Overdrive

  • First cast: Gains 50/55/60/65% movement speed, decaying to 10% over 1.5 seconds, the total duration of the cast is 2.5 seconds.

  • There is a 1-second cooldown before you can cast this ability again

  • Second cast: Gains 140/150/160/170% movement speed, decaying to 25% over 1.5 seconds. Decaying starts after 0.5 seconds.

  • When overdrive ends, Blitzcrank is slowed by 33% for 1.5 seconds. If this was pressed a second time, Blitzcrank is instead slowed by 99% for 2 seconds.

Fiora

A slight debuff to her ability’s base damage.

Lunge

  • Base damage: 85/95/105/115 → 75/85/95/105

Galio

A slight buff to his ability’s AP ratio to fit the mage role more effectively.

Hero’s Entrance

  • Base damage: 150/250/350 → 100/175/250

  • AP ratio: 70% → 100%

Garen

Judgement

  • Base damage: 11/14/17/20 → 9/12/15/18

  • Total base damage for all ticks: 88/112/136/160 → 72/96/120/144

Demacian Justice

  • Base damage: 150/275/400 → 150/250/350

  • Non-primary target damage: 75/137.5/200 → 75/125/175

  • Bonus AD ratio: 0.08% of target’s missing health → .12% of target’s missing health

  • Non-primary target damage bonus AD ratio: .04% of their missing heath → .06% of their missing health

Graves

A slight boost to his jungle clearing capabilities.

End of the Line

  • Now deals 150% damage against monsters

Irelia

A slight adjustment to her difficulty while adjusting her early game potential.

Ionian Favor

Base Attack Speed: 8~15% → 5~20%

Bladesurge

Cooldown: 11/10/9/8s → 9/8/7/6s

Jhin

Jhin recieves a slight gameplay adjustment.

Jhin recieves a slight gameplay adjustment.

A slight adjustment to Jhin’s early base health while also amplifying his late-game power.

Base Stats

  • Base health: 610 → 570

Whisper

  • Missing health physical damage: 15% → 15% + 1% per level (capped at 25% at lvl 11)

Master Yi

A massive adjustment to his capabilities as the team’s assassin.

Alpha Strike

  • Master Yi becomes untargetable and strikes up to 4 enemies near his target, dealing 25/70/115/160 + 100% AD Physical Damage to all enemies hit by 4 strikes.

  • [NEW EFFECT]: If there are no other targets, this ability can strike the same enemy unit repeatedly, dealing 25% damage with each subsequent strike

  • Attacks reduce the cooldown of Alpha Strike by 1 second

  • Deals 90/125/160/195 bonus damage to minions and monsters

  • This ability can Crit, dealing 60% bonus damage

Nami

Surging Tides

  • Bonus movement speed: 60 → 50

Riven

A slight buff to her shield.

Valor

  • Shield duration: 1.5s → 2s

Zin Xhao

A slight increase in his damage scaling capabilities.

Three Talon Strike

  • Base damage: 20/25/30/35 → 20/28/36/44

  • Cooldown: 9/8/7/6s → 8/7/6/5s

Wind Becomes Lightning

  • Thrust damage: 40/80/120/160 → 40/85/130/175

Yasuo

A slight increase on his whirlwind speed and range.

Steel Tempest

  • Whirlwind speed: 10 → 11.5

  • Whirlwind range: 8.3 → 9.3

Zed

A nerf to his Shadow Slash damage.

Shadow Slash

  • Damage dealt by subsequent slashes after the first: 100% → 60%

Ziggs

A slight nerf to her crowd control capabilities.

Hexplosive Minefield

  • Mine duration: 10s → 7s

Ultra Rapid Fire Changes

Akshan

  • Damage dealt: 0% → 5%

Corki

  • Damage dealt: 0% → 5%

  • Damage received: 0% → -5%

Draven

  • Damage dealt: 0% → 5%

Dr. Mundo

  • Damage received: 0% → -5%

Irelia

  • Damage received: 0% → -5%

Jhin

  • Damage dealt: 5% → 10%

Katarina

  • Damage received: -5% → -10%

Miss Fortune

  • Damage dealt: 5% → 10%

Nunu & Willump

  • Damage dealt: 8% → 15%

Sona

  • Damage received: 15% → 10%

Vayne

  • Damage received: 0% → 5%

Item Changes

Black Cleaver

  • Ability haste: 25 → 20

Death’s Dance

  • Total Cost: 3000g

  • Builds from Kindlegem (1000g) + Vampiric Scepter (1200g) + 800g = 3000g → Builds from Chain Vest (900 g) + Caulfield’s Warhammer (1200g) + 900g = 3000g

  • 300 health → 40 armor

  • 35 Attack Damage

  • 15 Ability Haste

Passive

  • Unique - Dance: +10% Physical Vamp → Removed

  • Unique - Cauterize: 30% of damage taken is instead dealt as a bleed effect over 3s → Removed

  • [New] Unique- Cauterize and Dance

  • Stores (35% melee / 15% ranged) of all post-mitigation physical damage received, which is successively taken as true damage over 3 seconds instead, dealing a third of the stored damage each second.

  • Champion takedowns remove Ignore Pain’s remaining stored damage, and heal you for 15% of your maximum health over 2 seconds.

Dead Man’s Plate

Passive

  • Move speed at 100 Momentum stacks: 50 → 40

Please note that the tooltip may not reflect this update in-game, but it is live.

Divine Sunderer

  • Total Cost: 3300g

  • Builds from Sheen (900g) + Jaurim’s Fist (1200g) + Kindlegem (1000g) + 200g

  • 20 Attack Damage

  • 400 Health

  • 20 Ability Haste

Unique Passive - Spellblade:

  • After using an ability, your next basic attack within 10 seconds deals (10% melee / 7% ranged) of target’s maximum health as bonus physical damage on-hit, with a minimum damage equal to 125% base AD and a maximum damage against monsters equal to 225% base AD.

  • If the target is a champion, heal for (7% melee / 3% ranged) of the target’s maximum health and a minimum heal equal to (90% melee / 50% ranged) base AD (1.5 second cooldown, begins after using the empowered attack)

  • Limitations: Limited to 1 sheen item

Fimbulwinter

  • Ability Haste: 10 → 15

Passive:

  • Unique- Awe: Grants Ability Haste equal to 1% maximum mana. Refunds 15% of mana spent. → Grants bonus health equal to 8% of maximum mana and refunds 15% of all mana spent.

  • Unique- Frozen Colossus: Immobilizing an enemy champion consumes mana and grants a shield for 3 seconds, absorbing 150 (+ 5% current mana) damage for every nearby enemy champion (15-second cooldown) → Immobilizing or slowing an enemy champion consumes 3% current nana and grants a shield for 3 seconds, absorbing 100-200 + 5% current mana, increased by 80% if there is more than 1 enemy champion nearby. (8s cooldown)

Hextech Megadrive

Passive:

  • Immobilizing an enemy champion reduces the current cooldown of your active item by 15% → Immobilizing an enemy champion reduces the current cooldown of your active item by 15%, this effect will trigger multiple times if an effect hits multiple enemy champions at once.

Hullbreaker

  • Total Cost: 3000g

  • Builds from B.F. Sword (1500g) + Jaurim’s Fist (1200g) + 500g

  • 55 Attack Damage

  • 300 Health

Unique Passive - Boarding Party

  • While no allied champions are within 1200 units, gain 10 - 15 (based on level) bonus armor and bonus magic resistance and deal 20% bonus damage against structures. Nearby allied siege minions and super minions gain 50 - 170 (based on level) bonus armor and bonus magic resistance, +10% bonus size and deal 200% damage against structures.

  • Bonus resistances provided by Hullbreaker are removed immediately while allied champions are nearby.

Solari Chargeblade

  • Using an ability gathers Radiance, up to 3 charges, which grants 25% bonus critical strike chance for up to 10 seconds → Using an ability gathers Radiance, up to 3 charges, no longer grants bonus critical strike change

  • Basic attacks that critically strike expend a charge of Radiance to deal 24 - 52 (22 + level × 2) bonus magic damage on-hit, increased by 0% - 150% (based on target’s missing health) → Deal 33 - 75 (30 + Level × 3) bonus magic damage (this damage can critically strike) (the missing health modifier is removed)

Stormrazor

Combine Path:

  • Kirchei’s Shard + Cloak of Agility + 1000g = 2900g → BF Sword (1500g) + Kirchei’s Shard (900g) + 700g = 3100g

Base Stats

  • 25 Attack Damage + 25% Critical Rate + 20% attack speed → 40 Attack Damage + 25% Critical rate + 20% Attack speed

Youmuu’s Ghostblade

Passive

  • Move speed at 100 Momentum stacks: 50 → 40

Please note that the tooltip may not reflect this update in-game, but it is live.

Summoner Spells

Exhaust

  • Movement speed slow: 20% flat → 60% decaying slow over the duration

  • Cooldown: 105s → 100s

Heal

  • [New] Effects are increased by 100% on the most wounded nearby ally champion

  • Ally heal: 120-484; ally movement speed: 40%

  • Base heal: 80-360 → 60-242 (60+20/level → 37+13/level)

  • Base movement speed: 30%→ 20%

  • Cooldown: 120s → 130s

Ignite

  • Base damage: 60-410 → 72 - 380 (35 + 25 per level → 50 + 22 per level)

  • Cooldown: 90s → 100s

Smite

  • Increases damage to monsters by 10% → Only increases ability damage

  • 25% less gold and XP for killing minions for 5 minutes → 25% less gold and XP for killing minions for 6 minutes

Monster Changes

Dragon Slayer

Elemental Dragon Slayer:

  • Mountain Dragon: Gain (6% of max health) shield after not taking damage from a champion or turret for 5s → Gain (5% of max health) shield after not taking damage from a champion or turret for 5s

  • Cloud Dragon: Increase movement speed by 6%, doubled out of combat → Increase movement speed by 5%, doubled out of combat

  • Ocean Dragon: Gain 8% physical and magic vamp → Gain 7% physical and magic vamp

  • Infernal Dragon: Increase all damage dealt by 6% → Increase all damage dealt by 5%

Elemental Elder Dragon Slayer:

  • The buff for slaying the Elder version will grant a stronger version of the elemental buff

  • 50% stronger effect → 100%

  • Effect is increased by 33% for every other dragon your team has taken → 25%

  • Elder Infernal: 9/12/15/18% damage amp → 10/12.5/15/17.5% damage amp

  • Elder Cloud: 9/12/15/18% Base movement speed buff → 10/12.5/15/17.5% base movement speed buff

  • Elder Mountain: 9/12/15/18% Physical and Magic Vamp → 10/12.5/15/17.5% Physical and Magic Vamp

  • Elder Ocean: 12/16/20/24% Physical and Magic Vamp → 14/17.5/21/24.5% Physical and Magic Vamp

Baron Nashor

Base stats:

  • Baron Nashor base health: 10000 → 10800

  • Acid Shot: Players that take more than 1 shot of acid, take 70% damage after the first shot

  • Acid Pool:

  • Magic damage: 100 + 20% Attack damage → 120 +25% Attack damage

  • Tentacle Knockup:

  • Magic damage: 150 + 20% Attack damage → 180 + 25% Attack damage

System Changes

Experience Catchup Modifier Change

  • Reduced the modifier on experience gained by players significantly ahead or behind the rest of the team. Players that are ahead will be penalized less, while players that are behind will be favored less.

Turret Gold Change

Local Gold:

  • Granted to the destroyer of the turret

  • Outer: 150 → 175

  • Inner: 125 → 150

  • Inhib: 150 → 175

Global Gold:

  • Granted to each member of the team

  • Outer: 100 → 75

  • Inner: 100 → 75

  • Inhib: 100 → 75

Extra Bits

  • Added announcements to Guilds, admins can now post pinned messages to the Guild Feed

  • Added 900p resolution for some Android and IOS devices

  • If you’re assigned Jungle in champ select your Summoner Spell will automatically change to Smite (no more smiteless intense 1v1 battles with red buff)

  • Added text “First Pick” to Champ Select for the Blue team

  • Added Apple Pro Motion Support for iPhone 13 Pro and ProMax devices

  • Added a setting to automatically attack an enemy after casting abilities that empower attacks, like Nasus’ Siphoning Strike

  • Made some improvements to Ally Buff Targeting to give players more control over their friendly tap cast abilities

  • Added a resource bar below Camille’s health bar to indicate her passive’s cooldown

Free-To-Play Champion Rotation

  • 24th March - 30th March: Akshan, Ezreal, Graves, Jayce, Kha’zix, Leona, Pantheon, Senna, Veigar, Xayah

  • 31st March - 6th April: Brand, Galio, Kai’sa, Kennen, Lee Sin, Lucian, Lulu, Nunu & Willump, Renekton, Yuumi

The Wild Rift Patch 3.1 update is packed with a ton of new content and balance changes that may have a huge impact on the meta. It will be interesting to see how these massive changes affect both casual and competitive play.

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John is a mobile esports writer for AFK Gaming that specializes in Wild Rift and Mobile Legends, whilst also maintaining an overview of the Free Fire, COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile esports scenes.