League of Legends Patch 9.1 brought targeted changes to Kalista, Ornn and Sejuani as Riot Games attempts to bridge the success gap between pro players and ranked players.

​The changes to all three League of Legends chamions are extensive, and generally look to reduce each their reliance on careful coordination with teammates and micro positioning. For Kalista, that meant moving the focus away from Oathsworn; for Ornn, it meant emphasizing his passive and re-tooling his ultimate; and for Sejuani, it meant reducing her crowd control and increasing her damage.

Check out the full changes below:


Base Stats

- Base attack damage increased from 62 to 67

- Attack damage growth increased from 3.6 to four

- Attack speed growth increased from 3.5 percent to 4 percent

Pierce (Q)

- Base damage increased from 10/70/130/190/250 to 20/85/150/215/280

Sentinel (W)

- Kalista no longer gains attack damage while her Oathsworn is nearby

Rend (E)

- Rend now deals 50 percent to epic monsters


Base stats

- Health growth increased from 90 to 95

- Base health regen increased from 1.4 to 1.8

- Health regen growth increased from 0.14 to 0.18

- Armor growth increased from three to four

- Base attack damage increased from 67 to 69

Living Forge (Passive)

- Ornn now gains 10 percent additional armor and magic resist from items

- At level 13, any upgradable item Ornn owns or purchases for the rest of the game is upgraded for free. (Ornn can have up to two upgraded items)

- At each level from 14 onward, Ornn can upgrade one of his ally's upgradable items by getting within 600 range of them and clicking on them (allies can only have one ugpraded item)

- Ornn and his allies can no longer pay to upgrade their items

- Ornn can now upgrade more items:

- Frozen Fist: Armor increased from 65 to 95

- Youmuu's Wraithblade: Attack damage increased from 55 to 75; Lethality increased from 18 to 25

- Might of the Ruined King: Attack damage increased from 40 to 55; attack speed increased from 25 percent to 40

- Luden's Pulse: Ability power increased from 90 to 120; mana increased from 600 to 850

Volcanic Rupture (Q)

- Mana cost reduced from 55 mana to 45

- Base damage changed from 20/50/80/110/140 to 20/45/70/95/120

- Slow reduced from 40/45/50/55/60 percent to 40 percent at all ranks

Bellows Breath (W)

- No longer shields Ornn for 80/125/170/215/260 (plus 0.4 bonus armor)(plus 0.4 magic resist)

- Ornn is now unstoppable during Bellows Breath

- Cooldown decreased from 14 seconds to 12

- Duration reduced from one second with ticks every 0.2 seconds to 0.75 seconds with ticks every 0.15 seconds)

- Self slow reduced from 50 percent to 35

- Brittle proc damage increased from 7-12 percent of target's maximum health to 12-20.5 percent of target's maximum health

Searing Charge (E)

- Cost changed from 50 mana at all ranks to 35/40/45/50/55

- If a Volcanic Rupture pillar is about to expire when Ornn casts Searing Charge, it now lasts until Ornn's dash completes

Call of the Forge God (R)

- First cast slow changed from 40/60/80 percent to 10 percent scaling up to 40/60/80 percent based on distance traveled

- Second cast knock up decreased from 1.5 seconds on all enemies hit to one second on the first enemy hit and 0.5 seconds on enemies hit past the first


Base stats

- Health growth increased from 88 to 105

- Armor increased from 31 to 34

- Armor growth increased from 3 to 4.25

- Magic resist growth increased from 0.75 to 1.25

- Attack damage growth increased from three to four

Fury of the North (Passive)

- Frost armor resistances changed from 20/70/120 armor and magic resist plus 100 percent of total armor and magic resist to 20 armor and magic resist plus 25 percent bonus armor and magic resist

- Frost armor length increased from two seconds to three

Arctic Assault (Q)

- Base damage increased from 60/90/120/150/180 to 80/120/160/200/240

Winter's Wrath (W)

- Second hit base damage increased from 30/65/100/135/170 to 30/70/110/150/190

- Second hit slow duration normalized to 0.25 seconds

Permafrost (E)

- Stun duration decreased from 1/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4 seconds to one second at all ranks

- Range decreased from 850 to 600

- Damage increased from 20/35/50/65/80 to 40/80/120/160/200

League of Legends Patch 9.1 will also bring ​tweaks to several other champions​new skins for Pyke, Sivir and Aatrox, and ping improvements.

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