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League of Legends Patch 11.4: Jungle Nerf and Other Changes

The recently released 11.4 patch brings massive changes to Jungle Camp and various champions in League of Legends, alongside item buffs and adjustments that will kick up the current meta in the popular MOBA.

Item Changes

Below are some of the item changes in League of Legends patch 11.4.

Guinsoo's Rageblade

Guinsoo's Rageblade gives extra Attack Speed and increases your Crit Rate.

Guinsoo's Rageblade is a Crit item for some Attack Damage Champions, but wasn't particularly popular due to the weak benefits it bestowed. To make the item more viable, Riot increased the attack speed given by Guinsoo's Rageblade from 40% to 45%, and buffed the Crit bonus.

Moonstone Renewer

The Moonstone Renewer is a support item that can heal allies in combat.

The Moonstone Renewer is generally considered a support item, but we've seen it being used by other roles like Jungle and Mid due to its powerful healing that can easily win early team fights and let your laners snowball into the late game. The Moonstone Renewer's healing on allies has been nerfed to 50-100 from 70-100.

Morellonomicon/Mortal Reminder/Chempunk Chainsword

Morellonomicon gives you Ability Power and inflicts Grievous Wounds.

Items inflicting Grievous Wounds like the Morellonomicon aren't popular nowadays because of a new powerful anti-healing item called Chemtech Putrifier. With that in mind, Riot increased the other stats you can get from buying the following items, in order to make them more attractive purchases:

  • Morellonomicon: 80 Ability Power from 70
  • Mortal Reminder: 25 Attack Damage from 20
  • Chempunk Chainsword: 250 Health from 150

Cosmic Drive

The Cosmic Drive gives you ability haste if you have 160 AP.

The Cosmic Drive is a mage item that provides Ability Power. This item is adjusted and it no longer gives you additional movement speed when you deal ability power damage. However, when you have 160 ability power, you automatically gain 20 ability haste and 10 to 30 movement speed. The ability haste has been reduced to 20 instead of 30.

Everfrost and Eternal Winter

The Everfrost Item can slow and root your enemies.

The Everfrost is another mage item that not a lot of players buy in the game. Riot changed the build path of this item to Lost Chapter, Blasting Wand, Kindlegem, and 450 Gold. Previously, the Build path of Everfrost before did not contain Kindlegem and required a much higher 1250 gold.

The health you receive from the item has also been increased from 200 to 250 and Glaciate Damage from 100 to 125 Ability Power Damage. Additionally, the Glacial Cast Time of Everfrost is now 0.15 seconds. Everfrost can be upgraded to Eternal Winter by Ornn, sporting 350 Health and 125(+35%) Glaciate Damage.

Jungle Camp Changes

Jungler has been one of the most dominant roles in both ranked and professional play in League of Legends. With the patch 11.4 update, there have been massive changes in the Experience and Gold potential of each jungle camp.

Gromp

The Gromp now only gives 85 gold after killing it.

  • Experience: 125/128.125/134.375/143.75/156.25/168.75  from 135/138.375/145.125/155.25/168.75/182.25
  • Gold: 85 from 105

Large Krug

The Large Krug in the Krug camp only gives 32 Gold.

  • Experience: 27/27.675/29.025/31.05/33.75/36.45 from 37/37.925/39.775/42.55/46.25/49.95
  • Gold: 32 from 42

Small Krug

Killing the medium Krug will spawn small or lesser Krugs.

  • Experience:16/16.4/17.2/18.4/20/21.6 from 18/18.45/19.35/20.7/22.5/24.3
  • Gold: 10 from 12

Crimson Raptor 

You can find the Crimson Raptor in the raptor camp with smaller or lesser raptors.

  • Experience:35/35.875/37.625/40.25/43.75/47.25 from 45/46.125/48.375/51.75/56.25/60.75
  • Gold: 35 from 45

Champions

Below are all of the nerfs, buffs, and adjustments for champions in this patch.

Top

Camille in her champion spotlight.

Camille Nerf

  • W Cooldown: 17 to 11 from 15 to 9 seconds

Renekton Nerf

  • Q non-champion base healing: Decreased to 3-7 from 3-9
  • Enhanced healing from non-champions: 9-21 from 9-27

Urgot Buff

  • W, Purge On-hit Damage Ratio: 75% from 50%

Tryndamere Buff

  • Base Damage: 72 from 69

Jungle

Skarner, the Crystal Vanguard is a crystalline scorpion hailing from Shurima.

Skarner Nerf

  • Base Health: 580 from 601
  • Health Growth: 85 from 90

Amumu Buff

  • Base Health: 615 from 613
  • E, Tantrum Base Damage: 75-175 from 75-155

Lee Sin Buff

  • Q, Sonic Wave Cooldown: 10-6 seconds from 11-7 seconds

Mid

Katarina fighting Graves in the Cinematic Trailer of League of Legends.

Katarina Buff

  • R On-hit Damage Ratio: 25-35% from 25%
  • Damage each knife: =16% bonus Attack Damage plus 12.8% whenever you have 100% total attack speed.

Talon Buff

  • W, Rake Cooldown: 9-7 seconds from 9 seconds
  • Bonus Damage Ratio: 55% AD from 40% AD

Veigar Buff

  • Q Skill Mana Cost: 30-50 from 40-60
  • R Skill Cooldown: 120-60 seconds from 120-80 seconds

Bot

Samira in the Ruination Cinematic.

Kai'Sa Nerf

  • Q Base Damage each missile: 40-100 from 45-110
  • Maximum Single-target Damage: 90-225 from 101.25-247.5

Samira Nerf

  • Passive Damage Ratio: 3.5-10.5% Attack Damage from constant 7.5% AD
  • Q Damage Ratio: 80-110% AD from constant 100% AD
  • W Duration: 0.75 seconds from 1 second
  • E Targeting: removed from allies, added to towers
  • E Dash Speed: reduced to 1600 from 2050
  • R Cooldown: 8 seconds from 3 seconds

Caitlyn Buff

  • Damage Growth: Increased to 3.8 from 3.3
  • AS Growth: Increased to 4% from 3.5%

Jinx Buff

  • Base Health: Increased to 610 from 550

Varus Buff

  • W, Empowered Q Additional Damage Percentage:  0-80% from 0-50%
  • Maximum Damage to Missing Health: 10.8-25.2% from 9-21%

Support

The Dawnbringer and Nightbringer Skins of Soraka.

Braum Buff

  • R Cooldown: Decreased from 120-80 seconds from 140-100 seconds

Soraka Buff

  • Q Movement Speed: Increased to 20-30% from 15-25%
  • W Base Healing: Increased to 100-240 from 90-230

Jungle Meta Changes

Skarner clearing the Murk Wolf Camp.

The changes in jungle camp experience and gold play a significant role in the Jungler's Items and level. In the early game, Junglers would not be able to buy a lot of items in their first back, and would fall behind in level compared to their laners as well. The current top-tier Junglers in this patch include Udyr and Elise. However, even if Skarner has been nerfed, we may still see him in the current meta as the changes only hurt him in the early game.

Current Meta Changes

Anivia is one of the mages that can use Cosmic Drive and Everfrost in the current meta.

With the changes in characters like Jinx and Caitlyn, we might see a comeback for late-game carries once again. There have been a lot of buffs when it comes to Anti-healing items like Morellonomicon, but Chemtech Putrifier remains the best Anti-healing item in the game. More and more players are starting to pick up Everfrost because of its increased sustainability in-game.

Summary

Samira in her official champion spotlight.

There are a lot of changes in patch 11.4 for League of Legends. Samira got targeted and nerfed on all of her skills. Another massive change is the amount of gold and experience each Jungle Camp gives. The jungle role has been a dominant role and with the recent jungle camp changes, it will be harder for them to catch up to their solo laners in the early game.

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