Everything you need to know about the upcoming patch 10.4

Mark Yetter has announced changes for the upcoming patch 10.4. They are expanding the jungle pool, nerfing Sona and Soraka Top and buffing nine champions.

patch 10.4 changes
Source: Mark Yetter

Item and Rune

For the upcoming patch 10.4, they are buffing tank items like Sunfire and Cinderhulk, for the spells Exhaust and Phase Rush is also getting some buffs and they are nerfing Stopwatch.


  • Sunfire (Buff)
  • Cinderhulk (Buff)
  • Hail of Blades (Buff)
  • Stopwatch (Nerf)
    • Cost increased from 600g to 650g
  • Zhonya’s Hourglass
    • Combine cost lowered from 300 to 250


  • Exhaust (Buff)
  • Phase Rush (Buff)
  • Perfect Timing (Nerf)
    • Stopwatch timer increased from 10 minutes to 14 minutes.
    • [New Effect] Each takedown you acquire reduces timer by 120 seconds.
    • [Removed] No longer reduces the cooldown of Zhonya’s Hourglass, Guardian Angel, & Gargoyle Stoneplate by 15%.
  • Unflinching (Buff)

Champion Buffs

For patch 10.4, they are buffing nine champions

  • Jayce
  • Gnar
  • Garen (Bruiser build)
  • Sylas
  • Rammus
  • Udyr (cloud drake works)
  • Amumu
  • Caitlyn
  • Lux Support

Champion Nerfs

Sona and Soraka are dominating top lane and riot did say they are getting nerfed pretty hard, and they kept their promise nerfing Soraka pretty hard in the upcoming patch 10.4.


  • Base HP increased from 529.04 to 535
  • HP per level lowered from 78 to 74
  • Mana increased from 350.8 t0 375
  • Mana per level lowered from 60 to 40
  • Base AD lowered from 50.04 to 50
  • Starcall (Q) 
    • Rejuvenation heal increased increased from 30/40/50/60/70 to 40/50/60/70/80
    • Rejuvenation duration lowered from 5s to 2.5s
    • movement speed lowered from 15/17.5/20/22.5/25% to 10/12.5/15/17.5/20%
      • Vs Live: from 15/20/25/30/35% to 10/12.5/15/17.5/20%
Soraka Q nerf
  • Astral Infusion (W)
    • mana cost reverted from 40/45/50/55/60 to 50/55/60/65/70
    • Rejuvenation heal increased from 30/40/50/60/70 to 40/50/60/70/80
    • Max health cost while affected by Rejuvenation changed from [if cast while affected with Rejuvenation, Soraka will incur no Max Health cost] to [if cast while affected with Rejuvenation, the max health cost will be reduced by 40/55/70/85/100%]
Soraka W nerf

Other Champions those are getting nerfs

  • Sona (Top)
  • Aphelios
  • Singed
  • Aurelion Sol

With patch 10.4 nerf Aphelios is getting nerfed for the back to back four patches. With all this nerfs Aphelios might get the Zoe treatment. Aurelion Sol was also sitting on a high win rate, but the most confusing thing is the Singed nerf for patch 10.4.

New Jungle Pool

Yes, you read it right Riot is finally adding more champions to the Jungle pool. New champions are:

  • Darius
  • Garen
  • Talon
  • Zed
  • Diana
  • Mordekasier


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