League of Legends Patch 7.24: Christmas is coming to the Rift – Free Download

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League of Legends’ next big content patch is 7.24, bringing a special Christmas-themed version of URF, as well as a host of balance and bug fixes. Those include significant changes to Morgana, Galio and Zyra, as well as several smaller changes. Have a look below for all the information we’ve got, straight from the PBE.

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LoL Patch 7.24 Release Date And Downtime

We don’t know the exact release date for patch 7.24 yet, but the schedule is bi-weekly so expect it on Wednesday December 6. We’ll update when Riot do, but keep an eye on the server maintenance page for the latest updates.

LoL Patch 7.24 Balance Changes

That out of the way, let’s start with the really important bit, shall we? What you need to remember is that stuff on the PBE like this is neither guaranteed to happen, nor to be in the next patch even if it does. This is what the folks over at Riot are thinking about doing. We’ve got the numbers on what’s changing, and a general guideline on which way each champion, item, mastery, summoner spell or rune is moving.

Patch 7.24 Champion Changes

Aurelion Sol – buffed
 Aurelion Sol balance changes

  • Voice of Light (R):

    • Cooldown decreased to 110/90/70 seconds from 120/100/80 seconds. 

Bard – buffed

Bard balance changes

  • HP regen increased to 1.5 from 1.08.
  • Caretaker’s Shrine (W):
    • Shrines active at once increased to 3/3/4/4/5 from 3 at all ranks.
    • Range increased to 900 from 800.

Camille – buffed

Camille balance changes

  • Adaptive Defenses (P):
    • Shield duration increased to 2 seconds from 1.5 seconds.
  • Precision Protocol (Q):
    • Recast for no cost time increased to 3.5 seconds from 3 seconds.

Corki – nerfed

Corki changes

  • Base AD decreased to 59 from 63.

Darius – buffed

Darius balance changes

  • Hemorrhage (P):
    • Bleed damage increased to 13-30 from 10-27.
    • Noxian Might bonus AD increased to 30-230 from 30-200.

Ezreal – nerfed
 Ezreal balance changes

  • Mystic Shot (Q):
    • AD ration decreased to 110% from 125%.

Galio – changed


  • Colossal Smash (P):
    • AP ratio decreased to 50% from 70%.
  • Justice Punch (E):
    • Cooldown decreased to 12/11/10/9/8 from 14/13/12/11/10.
  • Shield of Durand (W):
    • First cast:
      • AP ratio increased to 5% from 4%.
    • Second cast:
      • New effect: Now deals 20/30/40/50/60 (+20% AP) to 60/90/120/150/180 (+60% AP) (depending on charge time).

Ivern – buffed

Ivern balance changes

  • Rootcaller (Q):
    • Cooldown decreased to 11/10/5/10/9.5/9 from 14/13/12/11/10.

Jarvan IV – nerfed

  •  Dragon Strike (Q):
    • Damage decreased to 80/120/160/200/240 from 80/125/170/215/260.

Jhin – buffed

Jhin balance changes

  • Deadly Flourish (W):
    • Damage increased to 60/95/130/165/200 from 50/85/120/155/190.
  • Curtain Call (R):
    • Damage changed to 60 / 130 / 200 from 50 / 115 / 180.

Karthus – buffed


  • Requiem (R):
    • AP ratio increased to 75% from 60%.

Leona – nerfed

  • Zenith Blade (E):
    • Damage decreased to 40/80/120/160/200 from 60/100/140/180/220.

Morgana – changed

Morgana balance changes

  • Mana regen per 5 seconds increased to 11.5 from 8.5.
  • Mana regen growth decreased to 0.4 from 0.8.
  • Soul Siphon (P):
    • No longer gives 10/15/20% spell vamp.
    • New effect: When Morgana’ spells damage champion, large minions, or large monsters, she heals for 15/20/25/30/35/40% (at levels 1/4/7/10/13/16) of the damage dealt.
  • Tormented Soil (W):
    • New effect: When Soul Siphon is triggered, Tormented Soil’s cooldown is reduced by 5%.

Riven – buffed

Riven balance changes

  • Broken Wings (Q):
    • Damage increased to 15/35/55/75/95 from 10/30/50/70/90.

Sona – nerfed

  • Hymn of Valor (Q):
    • Mana cost increased to 60/65/70/75/80 from 45/50/55/60/65.
    • Bonus magic damage decreased to 10/15/20/25/30 (+30% AP) from 20/30/40/50/60 (+20% AP).

Taric – nerfed

Taric balance changes

  • Base armor decreased to 40 from 45.

Zyra – changed

  • Mana regen per 5 seconds increased to 11.5 from 8.5.
  • Mana regen growth decreased to 0.4 from 0.8.
  • Garden of Thorns (P):
    • Plant spawn regen decreased to 900 from 1300.
    • Plant duration increased to 8 from 5-7.5 (depending on level).
    • Passive seed duration decreased to 30 seconds from 45 seconds.
      • Does not change W seed duration
    • Plant durability changes:
      • Plant health increased to 8 from 4.
      • Ranged champion basic attack damage to plants increased to 4 from 2.
      • Melee champion basic attack damage to plants increased to 8 from 2.
      • Single target spell damage to plants increased to 8 from 4.
      • Spell AOE damage to plants increased to 4 from 2.
      • Periodic damage to plants decreased to 1 from 2.
      • Large minion/monster damage to plants increased to 2 from 1.
    • Plant gold on kill decreased to 3 from 5.
  • Rampant Growth (W):
    • Zyra’s plants no longer gain 10/20/30/40/50% extra max health.
    • New effect: When Zyra kills an enemy, Rampant Growth’s recharge time is reduced by 20%, increased to 100% for champions, large minions, and large monsters.

There are also some balance changes to Runes. You can find a full rundown in our Runes Reforged guide.

LoL Patch 7.24 New Skins

Second most important: cosmetics. Lovely, gorgeous cosmetics. Bit more of a visual medium this, so we’ve grabbed the best videos of each skin, as well as a lovely pic or two. Some are relatively simple changes, while others are total reworks of every part of the champion outside the gameplay numbers – new VO, new animations, new particles and the rest. It’s generally defined by how much they cost, so we’ve detailed that as well.

Santa Draven

Santa Draven

1350 RP. Details from Riot.

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Ambitious Elf Jinx

Ambitious Elf Jinx

1350 RP. Details from Riot.

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There’s no splash art for Ambitious Elf Jinx just yet, but you should check out her excellent Homeguard animation here:


Snow Fawn Poppy

Snow Fawn Poppy

1350 RP. Details from Riot.

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Hextech Kog’Maw

Hextech KogMaw

Only available through loot boxes. 

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LoL Patch 7.24 Login Screen

Each patch has its own login screen with unique music. They’re always fairly excellent, and 7.24’s first is a celebration of the All-Stars 2017. There’ll likely be another later in the patch, probably based on various winter skins and celebrations.

Snow Battle ARURF and Poro King

Snow Battle Urf

As part of League’s Christmas celebrations, not one, but two rotating game modes are on their way back. The description for Snow Battle ARURF says “A frigid fate awaits your foes! Fling spells and snowballs in this icy twist on ARURF, featuring League’s coolest champions.”

Snow Battle ARURF will give you a random champion from a pool of sixty icy characters (or those with wintery skins, which you’ll get automatic access to, even if you don’t own currently own them). Snow Battle ARURF will also set you up with a version of Flash on a 60-second cooldown, and a massively-enhanced version of snowball, which speeds you across the map to your mark. Check out the champion select music for ARURF below:

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Meanwhile, the Poro King will return with two new poros – the Deer Poro and Baron Poro are joining the lineup in the upcoming Pro King gamemode.

That’s League of Legends patch 7.24. We’ll update as and when we get more info, or we’ll see you for patch 8.0 in the very near future. Let us know below if there’s any vital info we missed!

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