In the beginning, I need to highlight that this will not be the full Patch Notes with all the changes, but only the most important aspects. I will also predict some of the best champions in Patch 11.9 here, including the most significant item and champion changes. For the full LOL Patch Notes check out this official Riot Games post.

If you want to learn my thoughts on the best champions in Patch 11.9 then check out the rest of the article below.

LOL Patch Notes 11.9

I will list the best champions in Patch 11.9 of League of Legends based on changes and my personal opinion. They will be grouped by role, and I will try to include only 2-3 champions per position.

These changes went live at night between the 27th and 28th of April 2021. When you are reading this, all of the changes are applied to your game.

All Champion Buffs:

  • Kayn
  • Kindred
  • Kog’Maw
  • Lulu
  • Sett
  • Shen
  • Taric
  • Trundle
  • Xerath

All Champion Nerfs:

  • Diana
  • Dr. Mundo
  • Garen
  • Gragas
  • Hecarim
  • Heimerdinger
  • Jinx
  • Morgana
  • Rumble
  • Vladimir

All Item Buffs:

  • Death’s Dance – more AD and Armor
  • Moonstone Renewer – more healing
  • Prowler’s Claw – QoL Changes
  • Sunfire Aegis – more DMG to monsters
  • Wit’s End – more AD

All Item Nerfs:

  • Dead Man’s Plate – less HP
  • Turbo Chemtank – less MS


changes 11.9

Credit: Riot Games

The Best Champions in Patch 11.9

Top Lane:

Lee Sin

We saw a huge play spike in the Top Lane for Lee Sin. He got a lot of buffs over the last year, and right now serves a great purpose as a self-sufficient laner. With the buff to Death’s Dance, he might become even more popular.


Shen got some changes to his ultimate. It now gives less base shield from his Ultimate but he gains a scaling on it from his HP. This might be a decent change to force players to play Shen more tanky, instead of weird items like Blade of The Ruined King. Overall I think it will be a good change for players who like to play less aggressively, and want to focus on helping teammates.



He was buffed in the last patch, and now we see no direct nerfs to this champion. Diana received some nerfs along with Morgana, and Darius remained in the same state. It might turn him into a real stomping jungle, with less competition. If you build full MS on this champion with a dash from Stridebreaker then there is no escape. He might also use this patch’s buff to Death’s Dance.


I was pretty hyped when Kindred was released. She was pretty strong, and over time got some nerfs and changes. She struggled to get back on top in SoloQ for quite some time now. These buffs might bring her closer to her former self, and make Kindred a strong pick once more.

Kayn [Darkin]

We simply saw a buff to the Darkin Kayn and I thought it was already his superior form, even though it was played much less. The healing and damage output of Kayn in his red form is pretty insane, and hopefully, this change will not make him an instant ban on SoloQ. It is not a huge buff, but I have seen lesser buffs do more.

Mid Lane:


The buffs in this patch are significant, he will get a lot more burst damage, and if played properly he will be a killing machine from afar. He is not the easiest champion to play, since 100% of his kit are skill shots, but if you land them they will hurt a lot more now.

Twisted Fate

Another poke mage, but this time with a lot more roaming potential. Xerath can easily help other lanes with his Ultimate, but Twisted Fate can go there himself. With the right build, his W can one-shot squishy targets, and with the addition of Rapidfire Cannon, he can catch people pretty easily. He is still one of the better picks for SoloQ if you want to carry yourself.

Bot Lane:


She is consistently one of the best AD Carries in the entire game, either as a Bot Lane or a Support. You can play her with another support or as a helpful, damage-dealing champion. One of the best combinations from the Korean servers is Senna with Tahm Kench and Senna with Heimerdinger. The latter is a very strong combination that is yet to be discovered by more players.


Even though we did not get any changes to Jhin this patch, he remains as one of the strongest ADC in the entire game. With new items, that give immobile champions a dash, he became unstoppable, and his damage output is insane. Until we see some item nerfs, or direct changes to Jhin he will remain on the top of the ADC Tiers all around.



After the buffs in LOL Patch 11.9, we can see even more play of Sett at the Support position. Even though he is mainly a Top Laner, he has seen a lot of play at the bottom and I think these buffs will bring him back to the eyes of many players.


We also got some buffs to Taric support. His main weakness was always his mana. Right now his Q will cost a little less. It might make him more viable with some AD Carries like Vayne or Ezreal. He can also benefit from buffs to the Moonstone Renewer. Taric will probably not be at the top of the tier lists anytime soon though.

LOL Patch 11.9 Summary

We got a lot of decent changes, but I do not think that any of them might change the meta in a big way. We might see some new picks come up here and then, but overall it is not a huge update, and the best champions in Patch 11.9 will not look much different from those from previous patches.

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