League Patch 11.6 preview: Expect enhancements to Teleport, Smite, and Gromp XP

The upcoming League of Legends patch will make summoner spells more effective.

Gameplay design director Mark “Scruffy” Yetter shared the planned changes for Patch 11.6, which are scheduled to be released next week. Along with balance adjustments, healing tweaks, and a mini-update for Xin Zhao, the Teleport and Smite spells will be receiving buffs. Riot is also planning to revert some of the Gromp XP nerfs introduced in Patch 11.4.

Teleport will undergo a few adjustments to make it more effective in the later stages of a match. The Homeguard speed buff will be removed, but the bonus movement speed will be increased to 50 percent at all levels instead of 30/40/50 percent. The cooldown at max level will also be reduced from 240 to 210 seconds.

Smite will receive a small buff to improve early clears and dire situations. When used on a large monster, the summoner will now be healed for 90 base HP instead of the previous 70, plus 10 percent of their maximum health.

Junglers will receive a minor buff to camp XP. The experience offered by Gromp will be increased from 125 to 168.75 to 135 to 182.25. However, the decreased gold and increased health for Gromp will remain the same.

The 11.6 patch for League of Legends is scheduled to go live on Wednesday, March 17, according to the official 2021 patch schedule.

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