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Legends of Runeterra: Full Patch 0.9.0 Notes and Updates

Legends of Runeterra recieves its first major patch update
Legends of Runeterra recieves its first major patch update
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Modified 18 Feb 2020
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Patch 0.9.0 is the first major update that the League of Legends based CCG Legends of Runeterra is going to receive.

It’s quite a big patch with a lot of balance changes that target Champions, Followers and even Spells, along with hotfixes, bug fixes, CGi and Experience gained per match.

If you want a detailed look at each of the upcoming changes and why they were made, here is a link to the official LoR 0.9.0 Patch notes. But for the gist, below is a rundown:

Champions

Lux

Lux

Level one

  • Power: Three four
  • Health: Four five

Level two

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  • Power: Four five
  • Health: Five six

Yasuo

Yasuo

Level two

  • Level up: You Stun or Recall 6+ units You Stun or Recall 5+ units

Followers and spells

Back to Back

  • Cost: Five six

Crimson Curator

  • Cost: Two three

Deny

  • Cost: Three four

Inspiring Mentor

Inspiring Mentor
  • Health: One two
  • Old text: Play: Grant an ally in hand + 1|1
  • New text: Play: Grant an ally in hand + 1|0

Jewelled Protector

  • Power: Three four
  • Health: Three four

Kinkou Lifeblade

  • Health: Three two

Commander Ledros

Commander Ledros
  • Cost: Eight nine
  • Power: Eight nine

Blade of Ledros

  • Cost: Seven eight

Rhasa, the Sunderer

  • Cost: Seven eight

Scuttlegeist

  • Keywords: None [Fearsome]

Tortured Prodigy

  • Power: Three four

Wraithcaller

  • Keywords: [Fearsome] None

Watchlist

  • Fearsome and Control are on the LoR developers’ watchlist as potential problems. No changes were made during the open beta update. 

Clarity

  • Units with effects that allow opponent reactions now have a “Skills” icon next to “Play” or “Attack” in the card text.
  • Hovering on the icon will bring out a tool-tip explaining that the Skill allows opponent reactions before resolving.
  • Units with effects that do not allow opponent reactions will not have this icon.
  • Created cards now have a tool-tip that tells both players what created them.

Expeditions Archetypes

Demacian Steel

  • Added: Chain Vest

Battle Scars

  • Added: Might, Alpha Wildclaw
  • Removed: Blood for Blood, Bull Elnuk

Suit up

  • Added: Bull Elnuk
  • Removed: Alpha Wildclaw

Shroom and Boom

  • Added: Assembly Bot, Statikk Shock, Plaza Guardian
  • Removed: Academy Prodigy, Chempunk Shredder, Get Excited!
  • Shopkeeper trade logic improved.

XP and Expeditions rewards

  • End-of-trial XP reduced:
  • Zero wins: 100 → 50
  • One win: 300 → 150
  • Two wins: 500 → 250
  • Three wins: 700 → 400
  • Four wins: 900 → 600
  • Five wins: 1,200 → 800
  • Six wins: 1,500 → 1,000
  • Seven wins: 2,000 → 1,500
  • Reduced XP adjustments for daily PVP wins - players will now receive more XP at high numbers of PVP wins in one day, and will always receive at least 100 XP for constructed PVP wins.
  • Base PVP win XP: 200 in Normal / Ranked, 100 in Expeditions (no change)
  • One to 10 wins: full XP (no change)
  • 11 to 15 wins: -50 XP → full XP
  • 16 to 20 wins: -100 XP (no change)
  • 21 to 30 wins: -150 XP → -100 XP
  • 31+ wins: -200 XP → -100 XP
  • Friend Challenge wins now grant 100 XP for the first five wins, and zero XP for 6+.
  • Friend Challenges losses/ties now grant 0 XP.
  • Friend Challenge matches no longer count towards daily PVP wins/losses or first wins of the day bonuses. They still count for quest progress.
  • Six-win Expeditions reward now 1,500 shards (was 1,000), as well as a random champion card and golden chest (unchanged).
  • Seven-win Expeditions reward now 3,000 shards (was 3,500), as well as a champion capsule (unchanged).

PC FPS options

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  • On PC-only, Riot has added an FPS option in the settings menu. The drop-down has three settings: 30/60, 60, 60+

Miscellaneous

Deckbuilder improvements

  • Mana curve now indicates number of cards at each cost.
  • Bugfix for “MAX” card count text not showing up.
  • Deck import & export now copies from/to device clipboard.
  • Minor visual polish and readability improvements.

Board visuals

  • Corrected a repeated grass texture on Summoner’s Rift board.
  • Cleaned up and reduced intensity of lens flare effect on Demacia board.
  • Corrected occasional lighting issues when resolving certain spells on faction boards.
  • Players on old client versions will now see a message asking them to restart the client and update, and will be unable to queue until doing so.
  • Master tier rankings now more fluid based on how master players are performing against each other (previously released hotfix).
  • Claimable rewards on region roads now more strongly highlighted.
  • Patch sizes generally decreased.
  • Friend Challenge stability improvements.
  • Store now marked with a badge when new content is available.
  • League of Legends gift cards are now redeemable in LoR.
  • In-client messaging for maintenance updated for clarity.

Bug fixes

  • Players should no longer get stuck on the loading screen when signing out of League of Legends while signed into LoR.
  • Players logging into LoR from different devices should encounter fewer crashes.
  • Fixed issues with region quests not progressing as expected.
  • Fixed rare issues with players not receiving XP after games.
  • MASSIVE nerf to high APMers: Players can no longer discard the same card to multiple Spinning Axes by quickly chaining them (previously released hotfix).
  • Anivia’s summoned from deck will now correctly level up if her condition has been met.
  • Players should no longer get stuck on “Connecting” if their opponent disconnects while loading.
Published 18 Feb 2020, 19:37 IST
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