League Of Legends Patch 8.5: 6 Things You Need To Know

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Kai'Sa is coming to the Rift in Patch 8.5. Riot Games

League Of Legends Patch 8.5 doesn't come out until next week, but we still have a pretty good idea what changes Riot Games will bring to Summoner's Rift. There's Kassadin's daughter Kai'sa, extinct items brought back into rotation and buffs to melee bruisers. Everything is on the PBE for testing and could be withheld or dropped from the game before it reaches the live servers, but Riot only makes changes when there are serious, game-breaking problems.

Here are the five things you need to know about League Of Legends patch 8.5:

Kai'Sa- The first marksmen from the Void, Kassadin's daughter is a virtual killing machine. She's the first ADC with a shield, has a gigantic dash and can turn invisible, so there's no doubt that she's going to be amazingly powerful. Doublelift, Team Liquid's current ADC and one of the greatest esports pros of all time, said she's "one of the most fun champs he's ever played" and he will be looking to main her on release. Get ready to see another tilt-worthy champion added to the likes of Vayne, Riven and Yasuo mains all across the world. You can see all of her abilities and skins on League Of Legends Champion reveal page.

Mage Nerfs- So many broken magic users, so little time. Riot just doesn't know how to keep Azir from being overpowered or total trash, so now they are lowering his sand soldiers damage. Galio's losing some wind under his sails, increasing the cooldown and cost of his Q, Winds of War. Ryze is gaining some base damage on his E. Spell Flux, but its spread does 50 percent less damage.

Old Items Are Back Again- Did you miss Shurelya's Reverie, Ancient Coin or Locket Of The Iron Solari? Then you're in luck! Some of League's most forgotten items will be making a comeback, though Heart Of Gold Is Still MIA. These items won't be coming back in 8.5, they've been pushed back to 8.6.

Bruiser Buffs- The Juggernaut rework was the biggest disappointment League has ever had, and Riot is still trying to figure out how to make AD bruisers work. Olaf is getting some love to his Reckless Swing, lowering the cooldown and increasing the ratio on it's damage. Nocturne heals more with his passive and has a lower cooldown when using basic attacks.

Voice Chat: Now, this will most likely not be available on patch 8.5's release, but it's on the PBE and it's too cool to ignore. Since League Of Legends has existed, fans have wanted to verbally scream at their teammates. After years of waiting, voice coms are getting added to the game's client. Though you'll have to be in a premade group to use them. We still aren't at the point where you'll be able to scream at your ranked Silver mid laner because they have less than 100 CS at the 40-minute mark.

Resistance Illaoi- She finally gets another skin, hype!