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League of Legends patch 13.18 notes: Briar, skins & more

League of Legends patch 13.18 notes: Briar, skins & more
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Written by 

Dani Cross

Published 

12th Sep 2023 19:00

League of Legends patch 13.18 notes are here and there’s a lot to cover. From a new vampiric jungler in Briar to a whole host of new skins, the next update for the game is shaping up to be a pretty sizable one.

We’ve got the full patch notes for the 13.18 update for LoL below, including all changes coming to the Champions, item adjustments and new skins and chromas. Keep reading for the full LoL patch 13.18 notes!

LoL patch 13.18 notes: Champions

Briar from League of Legends
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Briar

Briar will be releasing this patch, and you can check out all the info you need to know about her right here. Note that Briar’s eternals won’t be launching in this patch as they’re releasing in 13.19 instead.

Bard

Passive

Maximum Chime Stacks: 5 to 10

Chime Stack Duration: 7 seconds to 20 seconds

W

Stacking Shrines: Caretaker’s Shrine now accumulates charges over time up to a max of 2 charges.

Cooldown/stack Charge Time: 14 seconds to 18 seconds

Shrine Charge Time to Full Heal: 10 seconds to 5 seconds

Shrine Movement Speed Bonus: 30% decaying over 1.5 seconds to 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% (+0.05% AP) decaying over 1.5 seconds

Gwen

Base Stats

Health Growth: 109 to 115

Passive

Magic Damage to Monsters: 6 (+10% AP) to 10 (+15% AP)

Irelia

R

Cooldown: 140/120/100 seconds to 125/105/85 seconds 

Jarvan IV

Passive

Additional Physical Damage on Basic Attacks: 8% of target’s current health to 6% of target’s current health 

Kassadin

R

Magic Damage: 70/90/110 (+40% AP) (+2% maximum mana) to 70/90/110 (+60% AP) (+2% maximum mana

Kayn

Passive

Darkin Bonus: Rhaast - Healing: 20-30% (based on level) of physical damage dealt to champions to 25% of physical damage dealt to champions

R

Darkin Version Damage Dealt: 15% (+13% per 100 bonus AD) of target’s maximum health to 15% (+10% per 100 bonus AD) of target’s maximum health (Note: still heals for 65% of the tooltip damage)

Kennen

E

Energy Cost: 100/95/90/85/80 to 80 at all ranks 

R

Cooldown: 120 seconds at all ranks to 120/100/80 seconds 

Rell

E

Bonus Movement Speed (Away from Enemies): 15/17.5/20/22.5/25% to 12/14/16/18/20% Bonus Movement Speed (Towards Enemies): 30/35/40/45/50% to 24/28/32/36/40% 

Senna

Passive

Critical Strike Ratio Reduction: No longer reduces critical strike damage by 8.5% 

W

Area of Effect Effect: Enemies hit with Last Embrace’s AoE snare are now afflicted with a stack of Mist from Senna’s passive. 

Thresh

W

Shield Strength: 50/70/90/110/130 (+1.5 per soul) to 50/70/90/110/130 (+2 per soul

Tryndamere

Base Stats

Health Growth: 115 to 108 

Base Attack Damage: 68 to 66

Xayah

Base Stats

Base Health: 660 to 630 

Health Growth: 102 to 107

E

Cooldown: 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 seconds to 13/12/11/10/9 seconds 

LoL patch 13.18 notes: Item changes

Crown of the Shattered Queen

Ability Power: 70 to 85
Safeguard: 75% damage reduction for 1.5 seconds to 40% damage reduction for 2.5 seconds
Poise Break: Crown will no longer provide 10-40 AP while the shield holds

Spear of Shojin

Attack Damage: 60 to 55

Stattik Shiv

Attack Damage: 45 to 50
Electroshock Minion Damage: 250-350 to 200

Stormrazor

Attack Damage: 50 to 55

LoL patch 13.18 notes: Skins, bug fixes & more

The LoL patch 13.18 highlights
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Here's a list of all new skins coming to League of Legends in patch 13.18! These skins also have their own chromas this patch.

  • Street Demons Briar
  • Street Demons Neeko
  • Street Demons Dr. Mundo
  • Street Demons Zyra
  • Street Demons Brand
  • Street Demons Rengar
  • Crystalis Motus Taliyah

Champion Ability Icon Updates

The following champions are getting new ability icons this patch.

  • Blitzcrank
  • Graves
  • Janna
  • Jarvan IV
  • Jayce
  • Lee Sin
  • Leona
  • Malphite
  • Nami
  • Olaf
  • Orianna
  • Varus
  • Vayne
  • Zed

Arena Ranked Rewards

Ranked Rewards for Arena will begin distribution on September 18th.

Mythic Shop Rotation

  • Prestige Star Guardian Ekko
  • Prestige Pulsefire Lucian
  • Prestige Spirit Blossom Teemo
  • Prestige Battle Queen Diana
  • Hextech Kog’Maw
  • Hextech Swain
  • Crystalis Motus Taliyah
  • Reclaimed Chroma (Crystalis Motus Taliyah) + Icon (Note: Crystalis Motus Taliyah Emote will be added in Patch 13.19.)
  • Mythic Chroma Star Guardian Jinx

These skins will be leaving the Mythic Shop.

  • Prestige Immortal Journey Sona
  • Prestige Anima Squad Jinx
  • Prestige True Damage Yasuo
  • Prestige Mecha Kingdoms Garen
  • Prestige High Noon Talon
  • Mythic Chroma PROJECT Ashe
  • Mythic Chroma Battle Academia Ezreal
  • Crystalis Motus Leona
  • Reclaimed Chroma Crystalis Motus Leona + Icon
  • Deep Focus (Crystalis Motus Leona Emote)

Bugfixes + QoL changes

  • Fixed a bug that caused Orianna’s auto attacks to cancel when her ball snaps back to her location.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Drakes to ignore damage from Ivern.
  • Fixed a bug where Naafiri’s W could target enemy Little Legends on Howling Abyss.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing Janna’s new ability icons’ buffs and debuffs to appear properly.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Kog’Maw to have 2.5x attack speed while dead.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Jarvan IV’s R - Cataclysm to stop unstoppable units.
  • Fixed a bug that would allow champions to buy Mythic components/items when they already had a Catalyst of Aeons in their inventory.
  • Fixed a bug that caused K’Sante’s R - All Out to not correctly convert percentage bonus resists into attack damage.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zoe’s W - Spell Thief to not be able to use Stridebreaker and Goredrinker
  • Fixed a bug that caused Aphelios to twitch during his weapon’s idle animations.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Rift Herald to be leashable for a longer range than intended.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Hextech and Chemtech Drake’s sound effects to be audible through the Fog of War.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Hextech Dragon Soul’s sound effects to be audible through the Fog of War.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Lucian’s R - Culling to not proc his W - Ardent Blaze’s movement speed bonus.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Ezreal’s W - Essence Flux to not proc when non-attack spells are used against a dodge.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Udyr’s E - Blazing Stampede to be able to be immediately reapplied to a target if the attack was spellshielded.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing Drake’s knockback to be attributed to a specific team which would result in situations like Fiora being unable to W - Parry it.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Neeko’s KDA to change based on the unit she was disguised as.

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Dani Cross
About the author
Dani Cross
Dani is a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She graduated from university with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, then worked as a freelance writer before joining the GGRecon team as a full-time writer in 2023. In her opinion, the best game of all time is Elden Ring – but her favourite is Halo: Reach, a game that created lifelong friendships and somehow started her down the path to a career in media. She’s also way too invested in Pokemon cards, and a big fan of guinea pigs, cats and other cute creatures.
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