League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics 9.17: Nerfs to Akali, Aatrox, Buffs to Ryze, Kindred, and More

Today we’ll summarize this week’s updates in League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, as well as some future balance changes and details on Clash. Let’s take a look at the latest 9.17 PBE balance changes.

League of Legends 9.17 PBE – Balance Changes


Apart from all of the balance changes seen to Kayle here, her E’s AP ratio getting buffed and the AD ratio getting a revert:

E – Starfire Spellblade

  • passive damage AP ratio increased to 30% – from 25%
  •          passive damage AD ratio reverted to 10% bAD – from 15% tAD

Other changes that should hit PBE later today, as Tweeted by Mark Yetter:

“9.17 Patch Preview: Hitting a few dominant champs and mostly nudging up low performers. Changes should trickle onto PBE and I’ll post an update tomorrow with the specifics.”

“Visibility must not be super high – the Neeko changes are just small usability improvements on her passive. Nothing major.” (source)

Buffs: Galio, Ryze, Kindred, Yasuo, Kalista, Lucian, Zyra, Leona, Pantheon (jungle)

Nerfs: Aatrox, Akali, Qiyana

Changes: Kayle, Aurelion Sol, Neeko

TFT 9.17 PBE – Balance Changes


These changes from 9.17 PBE are now patched to the live 9.16 client since August 16:

  • Bonus Armor and Magic Resist lowered to 60 – from 75


According to Riot Mort, the experimental changes to the items we’ve seen here are still being tested in TFT 9.17 on PBE, except for the Morello/Red Buff which are reverted:

“TFT PBE – From these changes I’m reverting the Morello/Red Buff changes to match live. (Pretty happy with live state of these two items.) The rest of it will stay though for testing. Still not for sure shipping, but worth checking out.”

Clash Test Started on August 19

In other news, NA Clash test has started on August 19. Players must have finished ranked placements and be above Honor 2. The tournaments are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, and players can join for free. For more details, check out League of Legends’ announcement here.

More details about 9.17 PBE can be found at this page. Head over here for more Teamfight Tactics PBE updates, guides and patch notes.

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