Akali Changes Expected in League of Legends Patch 9.9

Akali changes expect to enter League of Legends Patch 9.9, according to an update Tuesday to the game's Public Beta Environment.

Aatrox, Akali, Darius, Hecarim, Jarvan IV, Lissandra, Maokai, Morgana, Rek’Sai, Shen, Silas and Volibear all received balance changes Tuesday on the PBE. Manamune, Muramana and and Transcendence were also tweaked.

The League of Legends PBE update also added an esports summoner icon, the Mid-Season Invitational 2019 login theme and the Houses 2019 login theme. Check out all the new additions below.

MSI 2019 Login Theme

Houses 2019 Login Theme

League of Legends Patch 9.9 PBE Update Balance Changes


  • Health regeneration decreased from eight to five

Deathbringer Stance (Passive)

  • No longer reduces healing and shielding on champions
  • Now heals Aatrox for the bonus damage dealt
  • Bonus damage decreased from 8-16% to 5-10%
  • Cooldown decreased from 25 seconds to 15
  • Cooldown reducing effect changed from two seconds per spell cast plus two seconds for hitting champions with sweetspots to two seconds per damaging attack or spell on enemy champions and large monsters plus two on sweetspot hit
  • Maximum bonus damage against enemy monsters lowered from 400 to 100
  • Attack frame adjusted to more closely match other basic attacks

The Darkin Blade (Q)

  • Cooldown start time changed from on first cast to after casting sequence ends
  • Damage increased from 10/25/40/55/70 to 10/30/50/70/90
  • Cooldown decreased from 16/15/14/13/12 seconds to 12/10.5/9/7.5/6
  • Max time between casts lowered from 3.4 seconds to 3

Infernal Chains (W)

  • Slow changed from 15/20/25/30/35% to 35% at all ranks
  • Cooldown increased from 18/17/16/15/14 seconds to 26/23/20/17/14

Umbral Dash (E)

  • No longer grants attack damage for 1.5 seconds
  • Passive healing source changed from physical champion damage to non-periodic champion damage of any type

World Ender (R)

  • No longer revives as a baseline World Ender effect
  • No longer gives bonus movement speed on cast and while out of combat with champions
  • No longer fears allied minions
  • No longer freezes Q cas sequence on Revive
  • No longer clears short buffs on Aatrox when triggering a Revive
  • Now gives Aatrox 60/80/100% movement speed decaying over World Ender’s duration
  • Now gives Aatrox 40/55/70% increased healing during World Ender
  • Now takedowns extend World Ender by five seconds, refresh the movement speed bonus, and revive upon taking lethal damage
  • Cooldown start time changed from after R ends to when it’s cast
  • Cooldown decreased from 160/140/120 seconds to 140/120/100
  • Cast time decreased from 0.5 seconds to 0.25
  • Revive self slow increased from 25% to 99%
  • Revive heal changed from 10-50% max health to 30% max health


Twilight Shroud (W)

  • Extended duration decreased from 8/8.5/9/9.5/10 seconds to 7/7.5/8/8.5/9
  • Cooldown increased from 21/19/17/15/13 seconds to 25/22/19/16/13


Decimate (Q)

  • Blade damage increased from 40/70/100/130/160 to 50/80/110/140/170
  • Heal increased from 12/24/36% of missing health to 15/30/45% of missing health based on number of enemy champions hit by blade, capped at three


Devastating Charge (E)

  • Minimum damage lowered from 45/80/115/150/185 to 45/75/105/135/165
  • Maximum damage lowered from 90/160/230/300/370 to 90/150/210/270/330

Jarvan IV

  • Base HP decreased from 571.2 to 570
  • Mana decreased from 302.2 to 300
  • Mana regeneration lowered from 1.3512 to 1.3

Golden Aegis (W)

  • Bonus shield changed from plus 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3% of Jarvan IV’s max health per nearby enemy champion to 1.5% of Jarvan IV’s maximum health per nearby enemy champion

Demacian Standard (E)

  • Cooldown increased from 11 seconds to 12


Ring of Frost (W)

  • Damage increased from 70/100/130/160/190 to 70/105/140/175/210
  • AP ratio increased from 30% to 60%


Bramble Smash (Q)

  • Damage increased from 65/105/145/185/225 to 70/115/160/205/250


Black Shield (E)

  • Shield strength decreased from 70/140/210/280/350 to 60/120/180/240/300
  • Cooldown increased from 23/21/19/17/15 seconds to 26/24/22/20/18


  • Base attack damage decreased from 65.6 to 64
  • AD per level decreased from 3.35 to three

Prey Seeker (Burrowed Q)

  • Cooldown increased from 11/10/9/8/7 seconds to 12/11.5/11/10.5/10


  • Attack speed per level increased from two to three

Shadow Dash (E)

  • Bonus health as damage increased from 12% to 15%


Kingslayer (W)

  • Base damage increased from 50/75/100/125/150 to 60/90/120/150/180


Frenzy (W)

  • Bonus attack speed per stack increased from 4/8/12/16/20% to 5/10/15/20/25%


  • AD increased from 25 to 35


  • AD increased from 25 to 35


  • Adaptive bonus reverted from 1.8 AD or 3 AP to 1.2 AD or 2 AP

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