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Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.16: Buffs And Nerfs

New buffs and nerfs will be introduced to Legends of Runeterra in patch 3.16. Let's take a look at all of them.

Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.16 Card Buffs nerfs Riot Games Notes
Patch 3.16 will introduce new card buffs and nerfs to Legends of Runeterra! | © Riot Games

A new patch is here in Legends of Runeterra! Patch 3.16 has seen the developers reveal various hard-hitting changes. These changes will shine the light on Daybreak, introduce new deck-building strategies with Fearsome, and disrupt the meta with a heavy hand of buffs and nerfs.

Patch 3.16 is a breath of fresh air for Legends of Runeterra. The game has remained relatively unchanged since the release of patch 3.13. There were only minor card adjustments in patch 3.14 and bug fixes in patch 3.15, so the meta hasn't seen any significant changes since mid-August.

Patch 3.16 has been released as of September 28 and, as we mentioned before, has introduced a variety of new changes to Legends of Runeterra. Here are all of them in detail.

Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.16 - Buffs

Legends of Runeterra patch 3.16 card buffs Master Yi Riot Games
Master Yi's getting buffed in patch 3.16 of Legends of Runeterra! | © Riot Games

In total, 27 cards were buffed in patch 3.16 of Legends of Runeterra. This includes champions such as Master Yi, Ornn, and Tahm Kench.

Here are all the card buffs in detail:

ChampionBuff(s)
Fiora
  • Cost increased from 3 mana → 4 mana
  • Base stats increased from 3|2 → 4|4
Funsmith
  • Base stats increased from 1|3 → 2|3
Grumpy Rockbear
  • Base stats increased from 5|4 → 5|5
Mammoth Rager
  • Base stats increased from 6|6 → 7|7
Mammoth Shaman
  • Base stats increased from 4|4 → 5|5
Illaoi
  • Base stats increased from 1|5 → 1|6
Iula
  • Card text changed from "Play: Give an ally Spellshield and Overwhelm this round" → "Play: Grant an ally Spellshield or Overwhelm. If you don't, grant it to me"
Leona
  • Cost increased from 4 mana → 5 mana
  • Removed Overwhelm (on leveled up version), added Challenger keyword (to both versions)
  • Leveled up version card text changed to "Daybreak or when you activate another Daybreak: Stun the strongest enemy and give me Barrier this round"
Magical Journey
  • The number of Chimes planted reduced from 3 → 1
  • Card text changed to "Plant a portal randomly in the top 4 cards of your deck and plant a chime on the top card of your deck"
Master Yi
  • Cost reduction from the Round Start effect is now permanent
Morning Light
  • Cost reduced from 5 mana → 3 mana
  • Buff reduced from "+2|+2 this round" → "+1|+1 this round"
  • Card text changed from "Daybreak: Activate all ally Daybreak effects at once" → "Active an ally's Daybreak effect"
Nocturne
  • Level-up text changed to include attacks from both Nightfall and Fearsome allies
Ornn
  • Level up ally strike damage reduced from 10+ → 8+
Realm's Caretaker
  • Base stats increased from 4|4 → 4|5
Ripper's Bay
  • Card text changed from "When allies attack, before Lurk tries to activate, obliterate the top card of your deck if it doesn't have Lurk" → "When allies attack, before triggering Lurk, grant the top ally in your deck Lurk and it becomes a Lurker"
Ritual of Renewal
  • Cost reduced from 7 mana → 4 mana
  • Nexus heal reduced from 7 → 4
Shrieking Spinner
  • Base stats decreased from 2|5 → 2|4
  • Spider ally buff increased from +1|+0 → +2|+0
Solari Stellacorn
  • Cost reduced from 5 mana → 4 mana
  • Base stats reduced from 4|6 → 3|4
  • Daybreak text changed from "Heal all allies 3" → "Give other allies +0|+2 this round
Sunburst
  • Cost reduced from 6 mana → 5 mana
Sun Guardian
  • Cost reduced from 6 mana → 3 mana
  • Base stats reduced from 4|4 → 2|3
  • Removed Overwhelm keyword
  • Changed card text from "Daybreak: Give me +4|+4 this round" → "Daybreak or when you activate another Daybreak: Grant me +1|+1"
Swain
  • Base stats increased from 3|6 → 4|6
  • Overwhelm gained on level 2
Tahm Kench
  • Card text (on both levels) changed from "Round start: Create an An Acquired Taste in hand" → "When I'm summoned or Round Start: Create an An Acquired Taste in hand"
The Leviathan
  • Cost reduced from 8 mana → 7 mana
  • Base stats reduced from 5|8 → 5|7
  • Round start text changed from "Deal 1 to the enemy Nexus 3 times" → "Deal 1 to the enemy Nexus twice"
The Papertree
  • +1|+0 buff now applies to Attachment instead of the ally
The Twisted Treeline
  • Card text changed to include both Fearsome and Nightfall allies
Vilemaw
  • New Fearsome keyword
  • Card text now includes "Other Fearsome allies have +1|+0"
Windsinger
  • New Elusive keyword
  • Base stats reduced from 4|3 → 3|3

Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.16 - Nerfs

Legends of Runeterra Patch 3.16 Card Nerf Viego Riot Games
Viego is getting nerfed in patch 3.16 of Legends of Runeterra. | © Riot Games

Ten cards were nerfed in patch 3.16 of Legends of Runeterra. This includes the nerfing of one champion: Viego.

Here are all the card nerfs in detail:

CardNerf(s)
Concurrent Timelines
  • Cost increased from 1 mana → 2 mana
Decimate
  • Cost increased from 5 mana → 6 mana
Hate Spike
  • Cost increased from 1 mana → 2 mana
Mark of the Storm
  • Damage dealt reduced from 3 → 2
Riptide Sermon
  • Unit damage decreased from 4 → 3
  • Nexus damage decreased from 2 → 1
Rite of Calling
  • Cost increased from 0 mana → 1 mana
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
  • Base stats decreased from 3|5 → 3|3
Targon's Peak
  • Cost increased from 5 mana → 6 mana
The Harrowing
  • Cost increased from 9 mana → 10 mana
Viego
  • Cost increased from 5 mana → 6 mana
  • Base stats increased from 5|4 → 6|5

Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.16 - Bug Fixes

Legends of Runeterra patch 3.16 notes bug fixes Riot Games
Riot will deploy bug fixes in patch 3.16! | © Riot Games

Several bug fixes were deployed in patch 3.16 of Legends of Runeterra.

These are:

  • Fixed a crash caused when equipping a unit with Darkin Harpoon when that unit is already equipped.
  • Fixed a bug with Kayn’s origin.
  • Fixed a crash attributed to Previsualization.
  • Fixed an issue with Hidden Pathways’ cost reduction and choice cards.
  • Fixed an issue with choice cards being discounted twice in Path of Champions.
  • Fixed a bug with Sharesies incorrectly referring to equipped allies instead of attachmthe ent.
  • Fixed a crash when attempting to buff a darkin unit in hand.
  • Fixed a bug with Greenglade Caretaker and Ki Guardian’s interaction.
  • Fixed an issue with glorious evolution and choice cards.
  • Fixed an issue with Darkness in mirror matchups incorrectly showing the amount of damage dealt.
  • Fixed an issue with Boomship and Sanctum Conservator’s interaction.
  • Fixed an issue with Evolve not counting for units taken from the opponent.
  • Fixed an issue with Champions not gaining level-up progress when overflowing.
  • Fixed multiple issues with activating effects for cards in overflow in backrow.
  • Fixed a bug with Attach units’ card fan.
  • Removed plunder from Powder Pandemonium.
  • Fixed an issue where playing 2 burst spells that create cards in a row would sometimes cause one of the created cards to not be played correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where certain cards were not allowed in decks for the Lab “Welcome to the Jungle.”

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