Kayn and Fiddlesticks Buffs Enter League of Legends Patch 10.9

Kayn and Fiddlesticks receive buffs in League of Legends Patch 10.9.
Kayn and Fiddlesticks receive buffs in League of Legends Patch 10.9. | Courtesy of Riot Games

Kayn and Fiddlesticks buffs highlight the balance changes coming in League of Legends Patch 10.9, set for release Wednesday.

Kayn's previous buffs have failed to lift the champion out of the metagame doldrums, prompting Riot Games to continue upping the use cases for his Reaping Slash (Q) and bumping the slow on Blade's Reach (W). Fiddlesticks, meanwhile, will see his Reap (E) deal more damage to help in line.

Also affected by the patch's balance changes are Cho'Gath, Gnar, Lissandra, Quinn, Bard, Karthus, Nami, Trundle and Wukong. See the full list of changes below.

League of Legends Patch 10.9 Buffs and Nerfs


Caretaker's Shrine (W)

  • Movement speed decreased from 50% decaying over 1.5 seconds to 30% decaying over 1.5 seconds
  • Cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 14

Magical Journey (E)

  • Cooldown increased from 18/17/16/15/14 seconds to 22/20.5/19/175/16 seconds


Vorpal Spikes (E)

  • Damage increased from 22/34/46/58/70 to 22/37/52/67/82


Reap (E)

  • Damage increased from 70/100/130/160/190 to 70/105/140/175/210


Boulder Toss (Q)

  • Boulder pickup cooldown refund increased from 60% to 70%

Crunch (E)

  • Damage increased from 50/85/120/155/190 to 80/115/150/185/220


  • Base movement speed decreased from 335 to 325


Reaping Slash (Q)

  • Cooldown decreased from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds to 6/5.5/5/4.5/4
  • Bonus damage against monsters now also applies to minions

Blade's Reach (W)

  • Decaying slow increased from 70% to 90%


Ice Shard (Q)

  • Cooldown decreased from 10/8.5/7/5.5/4 seconds to 8/7/6/5/4


Base Stats

  • Health decreased from 489.32 to 475
  • Mana decreased from 377.24 to 365

Surging Tides (Passive)

  • Movement speed decreased from 60 to 45


Blinding Assault (Q)

  • Nearsight duration increased from 1.5 seconds to 1.75


Subjugate (R)

  • Cooldown increased from 100/80/60 seconds to 120/100/80


  • Base armor decreased from 34 to 31

Crushing Blow (Q)

  • Damage decreased from 30/55/80/105/130 to 20/45/70/95/120

Warrior Trickster (W)

  • Clone damage decreased from 40/45/50/55/60% to 35/40/45/50/55%