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League of Legends patch 11.16 notes – Sona update, Karma changes, Coven skins

League of Legends' 11.16 update is all about the Coven alternate universe skinline

The League of Legends patch cycle continues on. Now that League of Legends patch 11.15 has rolled onto live servers, its follow-up has begun to debut on the MOBA game’s testing grounds for what looks like an extended period of time this round – a three-week dev cycle, rather than the usual fortnight-long turnover we’re used to. So, with a bunch of new content ahead, let’s take a look at what’s coming for League of Legends patch 11.16, shall we?

While the previous two updates were all about the Sentinels, the Ruined King, Viego, and – of course – new champion Akshan, this time it’s all about a new batch of Coven skins. Themed around the alternate universe all about some dark deities’ attempts to return to the world, “challenged only by the light of the eclipse”, the new Coven skins are coming up for lucky champions Ahri, Ashe, Cassiopeia, Evelynn, Malphite, Warwick, and LeBlanc, who gets a Prestige Edition version.

As is usually the case when a patch is fresh to the PBE, there aren’t any balance changes to get a look at just yet, but we’ll very likely see some arrive in the coming days, so do keep checking back on these notes.

However, the “mid-scope Sona update” Riot’s planning to drop with patch 11.16 has now come to the PBE, which you can take a look at in the Sona update section below.

For now, let’s take a look at what’s coming up – here are the tentative League of Legends patch 11.16 notes (cheers, Surrenderat20!):

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 11.16 RELEASE DATE AND DOWNTIME

According to the League of Legends 2021 patch schedule, League of Legends patch 11.15 is due to go live on Wednesday August 11, 2021. Maintenance times haven’t yet been confirmed, but usually begin at 3am PT for NA servers, 5am UK time for EUW servers, and 3am CET for EUNE servers, and last for approximately three hours.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 11.16 CHAMPION CHANGES

Champion Changes

Karma – changed

Gathering Fire (Passive):
Reduction of Mantra cooldown increased to 5-7 seconds from 2-5 seconds
Removed! This ability now doesn’t reduce cooldown upon basic attacks dealt
Inner Flame (Q):
Damage dealt has decreased to 70/120/170/220/270 from 90/135/180/225/270
Ability cooldown decreased to 9/8/7/6/5 from 8/7.5/7/6.5/6
Mana cost decreased to 45 from 55
Bonus Mantra damage increased to 40/100/160/220 from 25/75/125/175
Inspire (E):
Ability’s shield increased to 80/125/170/215/260 from 80/120/160/200/240
Bonus Move Speed changed to a flat 40% from 40/45/50/55/60%
Move Speed granted to nearby allied champion (through Mantra) changed to 30% from [same as the ally the spell was cast on]
Mantra (R):
Refer to Q and E changes listed above

Xin Zhao – nerfed

Stats:
Base attack damage decreased to 63 from 66

Here’s the early patch preview from Riot:

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 11.16 – SONA UPDATE

Sona Update

Power Chord (Passive):

Accelerando:
Sona gains Accelerando stacks from using her Basic Abilities well. She gains +0.5 Basic Ability Haste permanently per stack, up to 60 Basic Ability Haste. When she reaches 60 Basic Ability Haste, instead of gaining further stacks her current Ultimate Ability’s cooldown is reduced by 1.5 seconds.
Power Chord:
After using 3 basic abilities, Sona’s next Attack deals an additional [20-245 +20% AP] magic damage and may have an additional effect based on the song Sona last activated.
Hymn of Valor:
The Attack deals [28-336 +28% AP] magic damage instead.
Aria of Perseverance:
The target deals [25% +0.04% AP] less damage for 3 seconds.
Song of Celerity:
The target is Slowed by [40% +0.04% AP] for 2 seconds.

Hymn of Valor (Q):

Tooltip:
Sona deals [40/70/100/130/160 +40% AP] magic damage to the nearest two enemies, prioritizing champions. She then begins a new Melody. Gain a stack of Accelerando for every champion you damage with this.
Melody: Sona gains an aura for 3 seconds, granting allied champions an additional [10/15/20/25/30 +20% AP] magic damage on their next Attack within 5 seconds.
Power Chord – Staccato: Power Chord bonus damage ((28-336 +28% AP) total magic damage).

Aria of Perseverance (W):

Active:
Sona restores [3050/70/90/110 +20% AP] Health to herself and a nearby allied champion, prioritizing the most wounded. She then begins a new
Melody: Melody: Sona gains an aura for 3 seconds, granting allied champions [25/50/75/100/125 +30% AP] Shield for 1.5 seconds. Gain a stack of Accelerando whenever you heal another injured ally and every time you protect another ally from at least 25 damage with this shield.
Power Chord – Diminuendo:
Power Chord also reduces physical and magic damage dealt by the target for [25% +0.04% AP] for 3 seconds.

Song of Celerity (E):

Active:
Sona begins a new Melody and grants herself [20% +0.02% AP] Move Speed for 3 seconds, extended to up to 7 seconds if she doesn’t take damage.
Melody: Sona gains an aura for 3 seconds that grants allied champions [10/11/12/13/14% +0.02% AP] Move Speed for 3 seconds.
Power Chord – Tempo:
Power Chord also slows the target’s movement speed by [40% +0.04% AP] for 2 seconds.

Crescendo (R):

Tooltip:
Sona strikes an irresistible chord, Stunning enemies for 1.5 seconds and dealing [150/250/350 +50% AP] magic damage.
Enemies that know how to dance, will dance during the stun.

Item Changes

Dark Seal

Effects:
Passive stacks lost on death (Glory) increased to 5 from 4
Passive ability power (Dread) decreased to 4 from 5

Redemption

Active – Intervention:
Heal effect increased to 200-400 from 180-360
Item cooldown decreased to 90 seconds from 120 seconds

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 11.16 – CHAMPION SKINS

Champion Skins

COVEN AHRI

Here’s the COVEN AHRI splash art:

COVEN ASHE

Here’s the COVEN ASHE splash:

COVEN CASSIOPEIA

Here’s the COVEN CASSIOPEIA splash:

COVEN EVELYNN – LEGEDNARY SKIN – 1820 RP

“Resurrected by the Black Crane, LeBlanc has rejoined her sisters with renewed purpose – yet the gifts of the Old Gods do not come without a price. As her body twists into new and strange forms, LeBlanc has discovered that she is the vessel through which her own dead god will return, and that it has granted her impossible power.”

With COVEN EVELYNN being a Legendary skin, she gets a new voiceover:

Here’s the COVEN EVELYNN splash art:

COVEN LEBLANC – PRESTIGE EDITION

Here’s the COVEN LEBLANC PRESTIGE EDITION splash art:

COVEN WARWICK

Here’s the COVEN WARWICK splash art:

COVEN MALPHITE

Here’s the COVEN MALPHITE splash art:


MISCELLANEOUS

Miscellaneous

  • Your Shop is back on the PBE (offers a personalised sale on champion skins based on match history, with six offers available).#
  • Riot has noted some changes for Graves based on his Sentinel skin hitbox:

That’s all there is for the League of Legends patch 11.16 notes right now, but keep checking back on this page over its two-week-long testing cycle as there’ll be plenty more to get a look at as balance changes and other content start hitting the PBE.

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