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League of Legends patch 8.3: Swain rework and Cho'gath visual update

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League of Legends' next big content patch is 8.3, introducing a newly-revamped Swain, as well as a host of balance and bug fixes, including major changes to Rengar and Master Yi. Have a look below for all the information we've got, straight from the PBE.

Keep up to date with League of Legends patch 8.4 notes.

LoL Patch 8.3 Release Date And Downtime

Servers will go down for patch 8.3 maintenance at 03:00 PT, 05:00 GMT, and 03:00 CET tomorrow, February 7. We'll update further when Riot do, but keep an eye on the server maintenance page for the latest updates.

LoL Patch 8.3 Champion Rework: Swain

Swain rework

Swain, the Noxian Grand General is making a triumphant return to the Rift with a new rework. With an all-new character model, abilities and visual effects, he's ready to restore Noxus to greatness.

Stats:

  • Base HP: 525
  • HP Growth: 90
  • HP Regen: 1.4
  • HP Regen Growth: 0.65
  • Base AD: 58
  • AD Growth: 2.7
  • Base Mana: 374
  • Mana Growth: 57
  • Armor: 23
  • Armor Growth: 4
  • Magic Resist: 30
  • Auto Attack Range: 550
  • Movement Speed: 335

Ravenous Flock (P):

  • Ravenous: Swain can right-click an immobilized enemy champion to pull them towards him,  ripping out a Soul Fragment and dealing [20-105 based on level] (+30% AP) magic damage (12-6 second cooldown).
  • Flock: Enemy champion deaths create a Soul Fragment that Swain can collect to restore [~4%-7% total health] health 
    • Swain can store up to 5 Soul Fragments. 
    • Base damage, cooldown, and health restore based on level.
    • At level 1, restore is 4% total health. This scales up to 7% based on level.

Death's Hand (Q):

  • Mana cost: 65/70/75/80/85
  • Cooldown: 7.5/6.25/5/3.75/2.5 seconds
  • Swain unleashes FIVE bolts of eldritch power that strike the first enemy they hit and pierce through enemies they kill. Enemies hit take 65/85/105/125/145 (+40% AP) magic damage, plus 15/20/25/30/35% per additional bolt. Max Damage: X.  Each unit killed by Death's Hand restores X Mana (3% max mana).

Vision of Empire (W):

  • Mana cost: 90/100/110/120/130
  • Cooldown: 22/21/20/19/18 seconds
  • Swain opens a demon eye up to 3500 range away that deals 100/150/200/250/300 (+70% AP) magic damage and slows for 25/35/45/55/65% for 2.5 seconds. 
  • Champions hit grant Swain a Soul Fragment and are revealed for 4/5/6/7/8 seconds.
  • Damage is reduced by 50% against minions.

Nevermove (E):

  • Mana cost: 60/65/70/75/80
  • Cooldown: 13/12/11/10/9 seconds
  • Swain launches a wave of demonic power, dealing 35/70/105/140/175 (+25% AP) magic damage to enemies it passes through. Swain then commands the wave to return, detonating it on the first enemy hit. Enemies hit take 35/45/55/65/75 (+25% AP) magic damage and are rooted for 1.5 seconds.

Demonic Ascension (R):

  • Cost: All Soul Fragments
  • Cooldown: 120 seconds
  • Swain frees the demon within for x seconds, gaining 150/275/400 health. Every second, he drains the 3 closest enemy champions for 35/50/65 (+14% AP) magic damage, healing him for 15/30/45 (+16% AP) health. After draining 150/300/450 health (based on level), Swain gains the ability to cast Demonflare
  • Demonflare: Swain unleashes a nova of soulfire dealing magic damage and ending his transformation. Damage per Soul Fragments: 45/60/75 (+27% AP). 
  • Swain can drain non-champions to heal for 20% of the normal amount.

Here's a quick preview of Swain's abilities:

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There's also two longer videos, detailing Swain's updated VO, and all of his special interactions:

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LoL Patch 8.3 Balance Changes

That out of the way, let’s start with the really important bit, shall we? What you need to remember is that stuff on the PBE like this is neither guaranteed to happen, nor to be in the next patch even if it does. This is what the folks over at Riot are thinking about doing. We’ve got the numbers on what’s changing, and a general guideline on which way each champion, item, mastery, summoner spell or rune is moving.

Patch 8.3 Champion Changes

Azir - nerfed

Azir changes

  • Conquering Sands (Q):
    • Cooldown increased to 15/12.5/10/7.5/5 seconds from 11/9.5/8/6.5/5 seconds.

Jarvan IV - nerfed

  • Base armor decreased to 34 from 38.
  • HP regen decreased to 1.6 from 1.6352.

Jhin - buffed

Jhin balance changes

  • Curtain Call (R):
    • Damage increased to 50/125/200 from 50/115/180.

Katarina - nerfed

Katarina balance changes

  • Voracity (P):
    • Damage on dagger picked up changed to [65-220 based on level] from [75-287 based on level].

Kog'Maw - nerfed

Kog'maw balance changes

 

  • Bio-Arcane Barrage (W):
    • Bonus magic damage decreased to 3/3.5/4/4.5/5% from 3/4/5/6/7%.

Master Yi - changed

Master Yi

  • HP regen decreased to 1.5 from 1.5184.
  • Alpha Strike (Q):
    • Cost decreased to 70/75/80/85/90 from 70/80/90/100/110.
  • Wuju Style (E):
    • True damage increased to 18/26/34/42/50 from 14/23/32/41/50.
    • Active bonus AD ratio increased to 35% from 25%.

Nunu - hotfixed

Nunu balance changes

  • Consume (Q):
    • Damage decreased to 1/2/3/4/5 (+5 per 100 AP) from 3/5/7/9/11 (+5 per 100 AP).

Ryze - nerfed

Ryze balance changes

  • Realm Warp (R):
    • Stasis effects (from Zhonya's Hourglass and Stopwatch) now cancels R channel.

Sejuani - nerfed

Sejuani balance changes

  • Arctic Assault (Q):
    • Cooldown increased to 15/14/13/12/11 from 13/12.5/12/11.5/11.

Tryndamere - buffed

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  • HP regen decreased to 1.7 from 1.7024.
  • AD growth increased to 3.7 from 3.2.
  • Spinning Slash (E):
    • Bonus AD ratio increased to 130% from 120%.

Viktor - buffed

Viktor Balance Changes

  • HP regen increased to 1.6 from 1.5684.
  • Siphon Power (Q):
    • Augment: Turbocharge now notes "Siphon Power's shield is increased by 60%."
  • Chaos Storm (R):
    • Cooldown increased to 120/100/80 seconds from 120/110/100 seconds.

Zoe - nerfed

Zoe

 

  • Paddle Star (Q):
    • Cooldown increased to 8.5/8/7.5/7/6.5 seconds from 7.5/7/6.75/6.5/6.25 seconds.

Health Regen changes

A lot of champions are getting tweaks to health regen in patch 8.3. Here's a full list:

  • Aatrox - HP regen decreased from 1.318 to 1.3
  • Ahri - HP Regen decreased from 1.3016 to 1.3
  • Akali - HP regen increased from 1.6684 to 1.7
  • Alistar - HP regen decreased from 1.7356 to 1.7
  • Amumu - HP regen increased from 1.7756 to 1.8
  • Anivia - HP regen decreased from 1.1148 to 1.1
  • Annie - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Ashe - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Azir - HP regen increased from 1.38 to 1.4
  • Blitzcrank - HP regen decreased from 1.702 to 1.7
  • Brand - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Braum - HP regen decreased from 1.636 to 1.6
  • Caitlyn - HP regen decreased from 1.13 to 1.1
  • Cassiopeia - HP regen decreased from 1.138 to 1.1
  • Cho'Gath - HP regen increased from 1.7856 to 1.8
  • Corki - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Darius - HP regen increased from 1.9692 to 2
  • Diana - HP regen increased from 1.4856 to 1.5
  • Draven - HP regen decreased from 1.2352 to 1.2
  • Dr. Mundo - HP regen increased from 1.552 to 1.6
  • Elise - HP regen decreased from 1.1416 to 1.1
  • Ezreal - HP regen increased from 1.2848 to 1.3
  • Fiddlesticks - HP regen decreased from 1.1216 to 1.1
  • Fiora - HP regen increased from 1.65 to 1.7 
  • Fizz - HP regen decreased from 1.6352 to 1.6
  • Garen - HP regen increased from 1.568 to 1.6
  • Irelia - HP regen decreased from 1.7184 to 1.7
  • Ivern - HP regen increased from 1.38 to 1.4
  • Janna - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1 
  • Jax - HP regen increased from 1.6748 to  1.7
  • Jayce - HP regen increased from 1.4688 to 1.5 
  • Jinx - HP regen increased from 1.168 to 1.2
  • Karma - HP regen decreased from 1.1248 to 1.1
  • Karthus - HP regen increased from 1.2848 to 1.3
  • Kassadin - HP regen increased from 1.558 to 1.6
  • Kayle - HP regen increased from 1.652 to 1.7
  • Kennen - HP regen decreased from 1.1184 to 1.1
  • Kha'Zix - HP regen decreased from 1.502 to 1.5
  • Kog'Maw - HP regen increased from 1.1848 to 1.2
  • LeBlanc - HP regen increased from 1.48 to 1.5 
  • Lee Sin - HP regen increased from 1.4852 to 1.5
  • Leona - HP regen increased from 1.6856 to 1.7
  • Lissandra - HP regen increased from 1.3848 to 1.4
  • Lucian - HP regen decreased from 1.2384 to 1.2 
  • Lulu - HP regen decreased from 1.2016 to 1.2
  • Lux - HP regen increased from 1.08 to 1.1
  • Miss Fortune - HP regen decreased from 1.2384 to 1.2
  • Morgana - HP regen decreased from 1.1416 to 1.1
  • Nami - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Nasus - HP regen decreased from 1.8024 to 1.7
  • Nautilus - HP regen increased from 1.6748 to 1.7 
  • Nidalee - HP regen decreased from 1.2016 to 1.2
  • Nocturne - HP regen increased from 1.652 to 1.7 
  • Olaf - HP regen decreased from 1.7024 to 1.7
  • Orianna - HP regen increased from 1.3748 to 1.4
  • Pantheon - HP regen increased from 1.5684 to 1.6
  • Quinn - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1 
  • Rammus - HP regen increased from 1.5848 to 1.6 
  • Rek'Sai - HP regen increased from 1.4684 to 1.5 
  • Renekton - HP regen increased from 1.592 to 1.6
  • Riven - HP regen increased from 1.068 to 1.1 
  • Rumble - HP regen decreased from 1.6016 to 1.6
  • Shaco - HP regen increased from 1.6748 to 1.7
  • Shyvana - HP regen decreased from 1.7188 to 1.7
  • Singed - HP regen decreased from 1.6048 to 1.6
  • Sion - HP regen decreased from 2.036 to 2
  • Skarner - HP regen increased from 1.7856 to 1.8
  • Sona - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Syndra - HP regen decreased from 1.3016 to 1.3
  • Talon - HP regen decreased from 1.702 to 1.7
  • Teemo - HP regen decreased from 1.1484 to 1.1 
  • Thresh - HP regen increased from 1.3848 to 1.4
  • Tristana - HP regen decreased from 1.2384 to 1.2
  • Twisted Fate - HP regen decreased from 1.1016 to 1.1 
  • Twitch - HP regen decreased from 1.2016 to 1.2
  • Varus - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Vayne - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Vel'Koz - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Vi - HP regen decreased from 1.8024 to 1.8
  • Vlad - HP regen decreased from 1.4016 to 1.4
  • Volibear - HP regen decreased from 1.6184 to 1.6
  • Warwick - HP regen increased from 0.75 to 0.8
  • Wukong - HP regen decreased from 1.2384 to 1.2
  • Xerath - HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1
  • Xin Zhao - HP regen decreased from 1.6352 to 1.6
  • Yasuo - HP regen decreased from 1.3024 to 1.3 
  • Zed - HP regen increased from 1.6684 to 1.7
  • Ziggs - HP regen increased from 1.2516 to 1.3
  • Zilean - HP regen increased from 1.088 to 1.1
  • Zyra - HP regen decreased from 1.138 to 1.1 

Cho'gath Visual Effects Update

Cho'gath received a new set of visual effects in patch 8.3 - check out the video below to take a look:

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LoL Patch 8.3 Item Changes

Stopwatch - nerfed

  • Gold contributed to the items Stopwatch builds into decreased to 250 from 300.

LoL Patch 8.3 Rune Changes

Magical Footwear - nerfed

  • Swapped places with Biscuit Delivery
  • No longer costs 50 gold less to upgrade to other boots.

Biscuit Delivery - changed

  • Swapped places with Magical Footwear.

Unsealed Spellbook - nerfed

  • Summoner spell cooldown reduction decreased to 15% from 25%.

LoL Patch 8.3 New Skins

Second most important: cosmetics. Lovely, gorgeous cosmetics. Bit more of a visual medium this, so we’ve grabbed the best videos of each skin, as well as a lovely pic or two. Some are relatively simple changes, while others are total reworks of every part of the champion outside the gameplay numbers - new VO, new animations, new particles and the rest. It’s generally defined by how much they cost, so we’ve detailed that as well.

Northen Front Swain

Northern Front Swain

750 RP

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Northen Front Swain

Bilgewater Swain

Bilgewater Swain

525 RP. 

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Bilgewater Swain

Tyrant Swain

Tyrant Swain

1350 RP

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Tyrant Swain

These skins were first announced in patch 8.2, but are set to release as part of patch 8.3, so we're reposting them here:

Sweetheart Xayah and Rakan

Sweetheart Xayah

Sweetheart Rakan

1350 RP. 

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Sweetheart Xayah Rakan

Lunar Guardian Nasus

Lunar Guardian Nasus

1350 RP. 

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Lunar Guardian Nasus

Lunar Guardian Warwick

Lunar Guardian Warwick

1350 RP. 

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Lunar Guardian Warwick

Lunar Empress Lux

Lunar Empress Lux

1350 RP

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Lunar Empress Lux

You can get a closer look at the Lunar Revel skins with this video celebrating the beginning of The Year of the Dog:

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LoL Patch 8.3 Context and Notes

Riot August released two sets of changenotes giving some context on the Rengar changes. You can find them here and here.

Here's a lengthy discussion on the changes to Kalista.

Some pretty major changes to Rengar were reverted in this patch, now scheduled for 8.4.

Meddler's gameplay thoughts for January 24 focus on the laning phase, with some in-depth thoughts on the state of top lane. Gameplay thoughts for January 26 look at the Precision rune tree, and potential changes heading to bot lane. January 31 gameplay thoughts focus on the decision to attempt to "open up bot lane" over the coming months.

LoL Patch 8.3 Login Screen

Each patch has its own login screen with unique music. They're always fairly excellent, and 8.3's is no exception - this time around, it focuses on 2018's Lunar Revel. Check it out below:

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There's also a login theme featuring the newly-reworked Swain:

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That's League of Legends patch 8.3. We'll update as and when we get more info, or we'll see you for patch 8.4 in the very near future. Let us know below if there's any vital info we missed!

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5 Months ago

Ryze nerf is bullshit...if riot want to remove those golden escape from ryze...then at least revert his shield, E, and W nerf

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5 Months ago

buff rammus R pls

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wait wheres the rengar revert

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5 Months ago

I've taken all the Rengar info out of the patch 8.3 post - it's now in 8.4 (check the link at the top of this article).

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