Here's where we'll explain everything that's changing and being added with League of Legends Patch 11.15.
As we enter the second half of 2021, League of Legends Patch 11.15 is now available on live servers, expanding the MOBA's impressive roster with a new character, Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel, and introducing new cosmetics and balance changes.
A look at its patch notes reveals its release date alongside the addition of more Ruined and Sentinel skins.
Riot Games pumps out new updates like clockwork, making the MOBA's patch schedule necessary to keep track of when the next one's due out. The LOL Patch 11.15 release date was set for Thursday, July 21, which is when the changes that make it through testing hit live servers.
League of Legends Patch 11.15
League of Legends Patch 11.15 brings no less than five new skins for existing champions, this time belonging to three different lines. On the PBE, players can try out Ruined Miss Fortune (1350 RP), Sentinel Graves (1820 RP, Legendary), Sentinel Pyke (1350 RP), Sentinel Rengar, and Unbound Thresh.
The turnarounds below showcase each character model, giving a good idea of what to expect in-game. Although not the most numerous offering, it's one of the most varied we've seen throughout 2021.
The LoL 11.15 maintenance schedule is always revealed closer to launch. Usually, it takes about 3 hours for patches to be deployed across different regions. Checking our League of Legends Server Status article is a good way to keep yourself informed on server downtime caused by patch deployment or other reasons.
New Champion: Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel
- Base Mana: 350
- Mana Per Level: 40
- Base HP: 530
- HP Per Level: 90
- HP5: 3.75
- HP Regen Per Level: 0.13
- Base AD: 50
- AD Per Level: 3.5
- Base Armor: 26
- Armor Per Level: 3
- Base MR: 30
- MR Per Level: 0.5
- Attack Range: 500
- Move Speed: 330
- Attack Speed Per Level: 2.5
Dirty Fighting (Passive):
- Every three hits from Akshan’s attacks and damaging abilities deal a burst of physical damage. If the target was a champion, Akshan also gains a shield.
- After attacking, Akshan fires a second attack that deals reduced physical damage. The second shot can be canceled like a regular basic attack. If Akshan cancels the second shot he gains a burst of move speed.
- Akshan throws a boomerang that deals physical damage and reveals enemies hit, extending its range each time it hits an enemy. Enemies can be hit once as the boomerang goes out and once as it returns.
Going Rogue (W):
- Passive: When enemy champions kill one of Akshan’s allies, they are marked as Scoundrels. When Akshan gets a takedown on a Scoundrel he gains bonus gold, all allies killed by the Scoundrel are resurrected at their base, and Scoundrel status is removed from all other enemies.
- Active: Akshan becomes camouflaged for a short duration, or indefinitely while near terrain. During this time, Akshan can see trails leading toward Scoundrels and gains move speed and mana regeneration while moving toward them.
Heroic Swing (E):
- Akshan fires a hookshot that embeds in the first terrain hit. While embedded, he can recast to swing around the terrain in the cast direction, firing physical damage bullets at the nearest enemy while swinging. While swinging, he can recast again to jump off in the direction of the cursor and fire a final shot.
- Heroic Swing's cooldown resets when Akshan earns a takedown on an enemy champion.
- Akshan locks onto an enemy champion and begins channeling power into his gun to store bullets. At the end of the duration or after recasting Akshan unleashes the stored bullets, each dealing physical damage based on missing health to the first minion, champion, or structure hit.
- Akshan can move normally and cast Heroic Swing while channeling and firing Comeuppance.
Below, you can check Akshan's futuristic Cyber Pop Skin, which also launches with League of Legends' Patch 11.15. It's a different, yet no less adventurous, take on the newest champion that adds more clothing with a livelier color palette while also sees him trading long locks for a sharper haircut.
League of Legends Patch 11.15 preview has been shared by developer Riot Games, pointing towards the upcoming list of buffs, nerfs, and adjustments. As far as items go, only Hullbreaker is in for a set of buffs. Champions like Syndra, Xayah, and Mordekaiser will also see some form of power increase this update.
Aurelion Sol, on the other hand, is getting nerfed. Lead Gameplay Designer Jeevun Sidhu explains that the champion's win rate over the course of the MOBA's last two patches has been 57.3% and 57.4%, respectively, which happen to be "the highest win rates of any champion in Elite MMR."
Other champions set to be nerfed, include Gwen, Sylas, and Thresh. At least everyone's favorite lantern wielder gets a new skin.
Full Preview for 11.15 here!— Jeevun Sidhu (@JeevunSidhu) July 13, 2021
Continuing to drop early sustain in a few places, and some buffs for champions in places that we think players will enjoy. pic.twitter.com/m2I2LPTgX1
LoL 11.15 also brings tweaks to the MOBA's Ultimate Spellbook mod, increasing the damage taken by Jax and Trundle, while reducing Yuumi's damage output, healing and shielding ability. On the other hand, Bard deals more damage and is slightly more resistant to enemy attacks.
Upcoming changes for Ultimate Spellbook in patch 11.15! pic.twitter.com/XX9hHgVFhx— Reina Sweet (@ReinaSweet) July 13, 2021
The first batch of balance changes have now arrived on the League 11.15 PBE, targeting several champions. Shyvana's Twin Bite has had its AP ratio increased by 10% and its cooldown reduced, which means it can now be used more often to deal more damage.
The duration of Rumble's passive ability was slightly reduced, while Mordekaiser's W ability now has a lower cooldown and has had its stored damage increased by 15%. Kennen and Blitzcranks's Q ability also deals more damage, where Nidalee starts with more health and also gains more health per level.
A new set of changes slightly increase the cooldown of Aurelion Sol's Q, while decreasing Wukong's health growth to 2.5 from 4. Xayah's ultimate can now be used more often, as can Rell's W.
With the League 11.15 PBE testing cycle completed, the full list of balance changes is now available on the game's website, where you'll find the full patch notes that also detail a small number of bugfixes that's now live.
Also check out what Patch 11.14 has brought to League of Legends and watch the ghastly Unbound Thresh skin in action in the video below.
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