League of Legends Patch 7.18, which goes live Wednesday, includes a bug fix for an unintended interaction of Gargoyle Stoneplate’s active.
The bug — which gave more bonus health than intended when activating the Stoneplate while having the Cinderhulk enchanted item — was actually addressed in Patch 7.17 but had to be reverted because of a bad reaction with the champion Kled. The problem has been rectified with Patch 7.18, and the bug is gone.
The activation of Gargoyle Stoneplate has also received a ratio treatment. Instead of granting temporary bonus health that equals 40 percent (100 percent when activated around three or more enemy champions) of the user’s base and bonus health, it now grants base health equal to 40 or 100 percent of base health and bonus health equal to 40 or 100 percent of bonus health. This will tone down the benefits garnered based off scaled bonus health, like Cho’Gath’s Feast stacks.
The active also no longer scales with the mastery Stoneborn Pact, which grants 5 percent of maximum health as bonus health, and Nunu’s passive “well fed,” which gives Nunu gains 2 percent of maximum health when out of combat, stacking up to five times.
The Spellthief’s support item line will also receive a number of changes, deviating from previous PBE changes. The tribute stacks that give the support more gold when hitting enemy turrets and champions will have a longer eight second pause if the support last hits a minion. The second stage of the item, Forstfang, will get a 10 percent cooldown reduction to boost its status in the laning phase, and there will be a new recipe for Frost Queen’s Claim, which replaces Fiendish Codex with Blasting wand while keeping the same total cost to build the item.
The Cinderhulk enchantment will give less health, down from 325 to 300.
Knight’s Vow received a tweak. While the item costs 100 gold less than the current live value, it also gives a lot less health, from 350 to 250.