League of Legends treats their player base with consistent updates to shake up the meta. The previous patch, 13.15, brought some of the biggest changes the MOBA had ever seen, including a new champion, a new 2v2v2 Arena game mode, and the Soul Fighter mini-game.

The upcoming patch 13.16 pales in comparison, bringing smaller-scale champion tweaks like more Caitlyn buffs and subtle item changes as Riot Games prepares for the exciting LoL Worlds championship in South Korea later this year.

There will also be seven skins for players to get their hands on, with the Immortal Journey skinline. Get ready to open your wallets and dive into Summoner's Rift - here are all the changes coming to the next League of Legends patch 13.16!

When will LoL patch 13.16 go live?

According to Riot Games' official patch schedule, the League of Legends patch 13.16 will go live on August 16, 2023.

The patch will be rolled out across the day according to all major league servers' time zones, beginning with the Oceanic servers. Here are all the critical patch rollout times for all major LoL servers worldwide.

  • 3 AM PT (NA)
  • 5 AM GMT (EU West)
  • 3 AM CET (EU North East)
  • 8 AM KST (Korea)

As with all new patch releases, there will be several hours of server downtime as the patch is rolled out. Matchmaking and competitive queues will be disabled before the new patch is made fully live.

What's new in LoL patch 13.16?

While no official buffs or nerfs have been revealed yet, some fundamental changes are happening as Riot Games look to guide the meta in a different direction in preparation for professional League of Legends matches, like LoL Worlds 2023.

Despite Riot's promises not to nerf popular champions immediately, new champion Naafiri is getting yet another nerf in LoL patch 13.16 to shake up the meta and promote other Mid Lane picks. Other changes include Lethality items, as Duskblade of Draktharr is the next item on Riot Games' hit list, while less popular Lethality items get a much-needed buff.

Like most new patches, Riot Games offices have treated players to seven new amazing LoL skins to open their wallets for, with the new Immortal Journey skins! Soraka is getting her third legendary skin with Soraka Immortal Journey, while Zed Immortal Journey looks far removed from his cold-blooded assassin exterior.

  • Immortal Journey Zeri (Epic) - 1,350 RP
  • Immortal Journey Kayle (Epic) - 1,350 RP
  • Immortal Journey Shyvana (Epic) - 1,350 RP
  • Immortal Journey Zed (Epic) - 1,350 RP
  • Immortal Journey Soraka (Legendary) - 1,850 RP
  • Immortal Journey Sona (and Prestige Skin in the Mythic shop) - 1,350 RP

LoL Patch 13.16: All Champion Adjustments

While we currently have little specific info on all the new changes coming to LoL patch 13.16, we know which ten champions will be getting buffed and which five will be getting nerfs.

Check back in the coming days as more of the early LoL patch 13.16 notes are revealed. So far, only Milio's new buffs have been confirmed, with changes coming to his Q and E abilities.

LoL Patch 13.16: Champion Buffs


Ultra Mega Fire Kick (Q)

  • Base slow increased from 40% to 60% to 40% to 70%
  • Damage AP ratio increased from 90% to 120%
  • Base damage increased from 90 - 270 (based on level) to 80 - 349 (based on level)

Warm Hugs (E)

  • Base shield increased from 60 -140 to 60 - 160

These other champions are rumored to be getting buffs in the upcoming League of Legends patch 13.16. We will add more specifics in the future.


Five Point Strike (Q)

  • Energy cost reduced from 130/115/100/85/70 to 110/100/90/80/70
  • Damage increased from 50/65/115/140 (+65% AD, +60% AP) to 45/70/95/120/145 (+65% AD, +60% AP)


Blaze (Passive)

  • Mana restore increased from 20-40 to 30-50

Sear (Q)

  • AP Ratio increased from 55% to 60%

Conflagration (E)

  • AP Ratio increased from 45% to 50%


Headshot (Passive)

  • Number of stacks decreased from 6 ro 5


Timewinder (Q)

  • Outgoing damage increased from 60/75/90/105/120 (+30% AP) to 70/85/100/115/130 (+30% AP)
  • Q's slow increased from 32/39/46/53/60% to 40/45/50/55/60%


Inner Flame (Q)

  • Base AP ratio increased from 40% to 50%
  • Mantra detonation damage AP ratio increased from 50% to 70%

Mantra (R)

  • Cooldown decreased from 40/38/36/34 to 40/37/34/31


  • Flat physical damage increased from 10 to 15


  • Health per level increased from 88 to 92

Glitterlance (Q)

  • AP rato cinreased from 40% to 50%

Help, Pix! (E)

  • AP shield ratio increased from 40% to 50%


  • Base mana increased from 310 to 400


  • Mana regen growth increased from 0.65 to 0.8

Crushing Blow (Q)

  • Mana cost reduced from 40 to 20

Warrior Trickster (W)

  • Mana cost 80-340 reduced to 60-40

LoL Patch 13.16: Champion Nerfs

There aren't too many nerfs hitting players in the next Lol patch, with Shaco's Support build estimated to get a massive hit. Naafiri will also receive nerfs due to her high pick rates dominating the meta.


  • Base armor decreased from 32 to 30
  • Base AD reduced from 57 to 55
  • Base attack speed reduced from 0.688 to 0.663


Queen's Wrath/Pray Seeker (Q)

  • Unburrowed base damage removed
  • Unburrowed AD ratio decreased from 50% bonus AD to 34-50% total AD

Shaco (Support)

  • Mana regen decreased from 7.15 to 6

Jack in the Box (W)

  • Mana cost changed from 5-70 to 70 flat


Burnout (W)

  • Base damage per tick decreased from 10-35 to 10-30
  • Bonus AD ratio per tick decreased from 15% to 10%
  • On-hit damage decreased


  • Health decreased from 670 to 640
  • Armor increased from 26 to 30
  • Armor growth increased from 4.2 to 4.5
  • Magic resistances decreased from 30 to 28

LoL Patch 13.16: Item Adjustments

In these League of Legends patch notes, there are no changes to any in-game systems or Summoner Spells. However, some items are going to be changed. In particular, Duskblade of Draktharr will be nerfed as players complained that its power slowly began bleeding into unexpected places, with off-meta champions like Aatrox taking this item as part of their builds.

Here are all the items that will be tweaked moving forward into LoL 13.16.

Axiom Arc

  • Base ult cooldown increased from 5% to 10%

Duskblade of Draktharr

  • Cooldown increased from 10 seconds to 30 seconds
  • Maximum damage decreased from 20% to 18%

Prowler's Claw

  • Cooldown decreased from 10 seconds to 5 seconds
  • Bonus AD ratio increased from 45%/30% to 55%/35%

Umbral Glaive

  • Letahlity increased from 10 to 13

Serpent's Fang

  • Lethality increased from 12 to 15

LoL Patch 13.16: Surrender Changes

Some changes to the Surrender system will be hitting the PBE shortly, making "surrendering more of a team action, rather than one persom spamming FF every three minutes," according to Chris "RiotAuberaun" Roberts.

These system changes include:

  • Anonymizing the person who started the Surrender vote.
  • The Surrender box updated to reflect the type of Surrender vote: Normal Surrender, AFK Surrender, Remake.
  • The Surrender vote will automatically resolve when a vote can no longer pass, e.g. two votes for no.
  • After starting a Surrender vote, the player that started it be not be able to begin another vote for six minutes.

Final Thoughts

It will be interesting to see how the Surrender vote changes impacts games when this new update comes out. Hopefully it will lead to less toxic games and less people spamming the FF button as soon as it becomes available. This looks to be a fun and interesting patch, as Lethality items are tweaked and some assassin heroes are changed.

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