Massive Nerfs Coming To Aurelion Sol, Jarvan IV, Malphite & Rakan in Patch 13.8

Fahim Shahriar
By Fahim Shahriar
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Riot is finally nerfing some of the overpowered champions in preparation for the MSI.

The League of Legends  MSI Patch preview is finally out; from the looks of it, it is coming with some significant changes.

While the previous patch, Patch 13.7, focused more on nerfing most of the overpowered champions, Patch 13.8 will primarily concentrate on buffing some of the underutilized champions in the game.

The patch will come with some buffs for Alistar, Garen, Kha’Zix, Lillia, Nidalee and more. It will also have the much-awaited adjustments for Cosmic Drive. We will also be getting the Dawnbringer and Nightbringer skins in this patch.

In addition, Riot will also are nerfing some of the overpowered champions in this patch. This article will focus more on Nerfs coming in Patch 13.8.

Riot Phroxzon, the Lead Designer of the League Balance Team, recently shared the change list for the upcoming patch on his Twitter page.

Read More: League of Legends Patch 13.8 Notes: New Changes, Release Date, and More

Patch 13.8 Nerfs

Here are all the nerfs coming to Patch 13.8,

Champion Nerfs

Aurelion Sol

  • HP Growth: 95 >>> 90
  • Armor Growth: 4.3 >>> 4

What is a patch without some Aurelion Sol nerfs? The space dragon has been receiving nerfs almost every patch since his CGU, and for good reasons too.

Aurelion Sol has been one of the strongest champions in the game for the last couple of patches. Even after multiple rounds of nerfs, he still remains strong in both Solo-Queue and Professional Play. Thus in Patch 13.8, Riot is toning down some of his power in preparation for MSI.

Jarvan IV

  • AD Growth: 3.4 >>> 3
  • Q – Dragon Strike – Damage: 90/130/170/210/250 >>> 80/120/160/200/240

After avoiding the Nerf hammer for multiple patches, it seems it has finally caught up to Jarvan IV. Throughout the several previous patches, the champion has been the top Jungler in the game. Even in patch 13.7, he nearly has a 53% win rate in Solo-Queue, with a 15% pick rate and a whopping 25% ban rate. His professional play numbers are also not bad, with an 11% presence across all major regions.

Thus he is getting nerfed in this patch.

Kayn (Shadow Assassin)

  • Shadow E -Shadow Step – CD: 8s >>> 9s
  • Shadow E -Shadow Step – MS: 80% >>> 70%

Unlike his counterpart Rhaast, Shadow Assassin Kayn has been performing much better. So Riot is toning down Shadow Assassin Kayn to keep in check with his other form.


  • W – Thunderclap – First AA Base Dmg: 30-90 >>> 30-70
  • W – Thunderclap – Cleave Armor Ratio: 20% >>> 15%

If players had to pick the current strongest champion in the game, what would it be? It would likely be Malphite.

The champion currently is one of the most overpowered champions in the game. He can be effective in the top lane, mid lane, and even the jungle. Furthermore, he is highly adaptable in terms of builds; the champion can build full AP to one-shot people or Full tank to become unkillable and to add salt to the wound; he is also very easy to play.

It is, therefore, somewhat puzzling how he managed to evade Nerfs over the previous few patches. But the past is the past, and in patch 13.8, Riot is finally nerfing him.


  • Base Armor: 32 >>> 30
  • Armor Growth: 5.1 >>> 4.9

Rakan is currently one of the strongest support champions in the game. The current meta leans more towards roaming/engage, and Rakan provides just that. His ability to engage from long range and his undodgeable R+W combo makes him a formidable threat. Moreover, he presently has a 52% win rate and a 12% pick rate in Solo-Queue, as well as a 35% presence in Professional Play.

Thus he is getting nerfed in Patch 13.8.

Release Date

The aforementioned nerfs will arrive at the live servers in Patch 13.8, which will be released on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

Shahriar is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv. He enjoys playing Video Games, watching Anime, and browsing the internet for outdated memes.