Those are just two champions in line for tweaks, according to a dev corner post Friday by Andrei “Meddler” van Roon. The rest of the list included Brand, who recently had changes reverted. The direction of the buffs to Graves and Karma were not shared, and Meddler wrote the Ornn buffs that went into the PBE on Thursday might be applied in Patch 7.19 or 7.20.
Patch 7.19 also has a number of larger scale champion changes with Xin Zhao, Janna, and Azir. All three champions will have their gameplay mechanics altered in major ways, which means that the patch cycle for 7.20 will have to focus on monitoring those changes and see if further adjustments will be necessary. Comparatively smaller changes to Vayne and Caitlyn will also be under close inspection.
In terms of items, Sterak’s Gage will receive a buff, but the exact nature was unclear.
Summoner spell levels will be adjusted
Summoner spells are acquired by players based on their levels, as the game doesn’t want to overwhelm new players with more choices when they are still trying to learn the basics of the game. To better assist the new players’ journey to learning the game, a couple of spells will be shifted. The post said that Cleanse will be at Level 9 instead of 6, Flash at Level 7 instead of 8, Snowball at Level 6 instead of 1, with more adjustments possible down the line.
Urgot W damage as an on-hit
Urgot‘s W will be changed so that Urgot’s W treats damage reflection as an on-hit. That means reflective damage from Bramble Vest, Thornmail, and Rammus won’t destroy Urgot when using the ability on enemy champions.
Streaming news on runes Monday
A stream about the new rune system will take place Monday, which will include some new runes. A recorded game that was used for internal-testing will be used for examination.