Legends of Runeterra Patch 5.1 Notes: Cards Buffs & Nerfs, New Skins & More

Soumyo Deb
By Soumyo Deb
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Image Credits: Riot Games

Riot has revealed the patch notes for Legends of Runeterra Patch 5.1. Here’s everything you need to know.

This year hasn’t been great for Legends of Runeterra. To recap, Riot made massive internal restructuring. This, in turn, led to 11% of their workforce being laid off. There are two places within Riot who got impacted by this change the most. The first is Riot Forge, and the other is Legends of Runeterra.

We already talked about the Riot Forge situation, but in short, Riot Forge got shut down. While the LoR situation isn’t as bad as Riot Forge, it’s still not positive, either. Firstly, the competitive scene is on hibernation currently. Additionally, many of the LoR designers also got laid off as well. With all of these, they will now primarily focus on PvE rather than PvP.

With that said, players didn’t expect a new patch to come out this soon after this announcement. Regardless, Riot Games has revealed the patch 5.1 notes for Legends of Runeterra.

Read more: Legends of Runeterra Upcoming Constellations System Explained.

Legends of Runeterra Patch 5.1 Notes

Card Changes

Card Buffs

Elder Dragon
  • Old: 
    • Stats:10|10
  • New: 
    • Stats:12|12
Atalis The Gallant
  • Old: 
    • Stats: 7|6
  • New: 
    • Stats: 7|7
Adroit Artificer
  • Old: 
    • Stats: 5|3
  • New: 
    • Stats: 5|4
Blimppack Poacher
  • Old:
    • Only captures if the unit has <6 power
  • New: 
    • Always captures
Kai’Sa
  • Old: 
    • Stats: 4|4
  • New: 
    • Stats:  5|5
Tomb-Raider Barbara
  • Old: 
    • Stats: 3|2
  • New: 
    • Stats:  3|3
Nilah
  • Old: 
    • Lvl Up: Draw 16 cards
  • New:
    • Lvl Up: Draw 15 cards
Udyr
  • Old: 
    • Stats: 5|4
  • New: 
    • Stats:  5|5
Bushwhack Trap
  • Old: 
    • Gives Vulnerable this round
  • New: 
    • Grant Vulnerable
General Of The Dunes
  • Old: 
    • Stats: 4|4
  • New: 
    • Stats:  5|4
Nami
  • Old: 
    • Lvl Up: Play 6 Spells
  • New: 
    • Lvl Up: Play 5 Spells
Delve Into The Past
  • Old:
    • If you have all the World Runes, 2c to Draw 1
  • New:
    • If you have all the World Runes, 1c to Draw 1

Card Nerfs

Hextech Prowess
  • Old:
    • +1|+1 and Impact Twice
  • New:
    • +1|+0 and Impact Twice
Mountainous Vigor
  • Old:
    • +1|+1 and Tough
  • New:
    • +1|+0 and Tough
Infernal Might
  • Old:
    • +1|+1 and Fearsome
  • New:
    • +1|+0 and Fearsome
Sai’Nen, The Thousand Tailed
  • Old:
    • Cost: 6 mana
  • New:
    • Cost: 7 mana
Morgana
  • Old:
    • Lvl up: Target 8+ time
  • New:
    • Lvl Up: Target 10+ Times
Suppression
  • Old:
    • Stops all spell casting
  • New:
    • Stops all Non-Curse spell casting
Mageseeker Inquisitor
  • Old:
    • 3|2 Tough
  • New:
    • 2|2 No Tough
Hate Speech
  • Old:
    • Always gives a husk
  • New:
    • Only gives a Husk if Evelynn started in your deck
Yuumi
  • Old:
    • 2|2
  • New:
    • 2|1

Cards Adjustments

Samira
  • Old:
    • When I’m summoned or Strike: Create a {Flair} in hand or, if you already have one, reduce its cost by 1.
  • New:
    • Plunder or Strike: Create a Flair in hand if you don’t already have one.
Flair
  • Old:
    • Cost: 2 mana
  • New:
    • Cost: 1 mana
Dashing Dandy
  •  Old:
    • Cost: 3 mana
    • Stats: 1|4
    • Plunder: Grant me +3|+0
  •  New:
    • Cost: 4 mana
    • Stats: 2|4
    • Plunder: Double my Power
Buried Sun Disc
  • Old:
    • Only advances if Champ levels while in play
  • New:
    • Advances for each time an Ascended levelled this match.
Vally Of Imitation
  • Old:
    • Cost: 4 mana
    • Retains buffs
  • New:
    • Cost: 3 mana
    • Does not retain buffs
Master Yi
  • Old:
    • Cost: 3 mana
    • Stats: 2|3
  • New:
    • Cost: 2 mana
    • Stats: 1|3
Divine Whirlwind
  • Old:
    • Cost: 5 mana
    • Deal 3 to a unit and 1 to the Nexus
  • New:
    • Cost: 6 mana
    • Deal 3 to a unit and 2 to the Nexus

Legends of Runeterra Patch 5.1: New Skins

Divine Sword Irelia

This skin will feature not only alternative art but also new and unique level up animations.

Level One
Divine Sword Irelia level one
Image Credits: Riot Games
Level Two
Divine Sword Irelia level two
Image Credits: Riot Games

Warring Tryndamere

Level One
Warring Tryndamere level one  Runeterra Patch 5.1
Image Credits: Riot Games
Level Two
Warring Tryndamere level two
Image Credits: Riot Games

Warring Jarvan IV

Level One
Warring Jarvan IV Runeterra Patch 5.1
Image Credits: Riot Games
Level Two
Warring Jarvan IV
Image Credits: Riot Games

Soumyo Deb is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv and a dedicated Jungle Main. When he is not writing about the latest League news, he is testing out various off-meta champions in the jungle.