Butcher's Bridge is sinking below the depths! 9.8 marks the end of the ARAM - Back to Bilgewater event and we've made some decisions on which experimental changes to keep based on your feedback! Here are the changes; stay tuned for a more in-depth post about these decisions on Nexus.
WINTER IS HERE : Howling Abyss has returned. Butcher's Bridge is gone until next time!
PIRATE'S BOUNTY Mariner’s Vengeance and Ghostwalkers are going down with the ship. Bridge. Whatever.
WARMOG'S : Warmog's Armor will continue to grant health regen based on missing health rather than max health
SUMMONER SPELL Backtrack is going back into nonexistence
RUNE ADJUSTMENTS Rune adjustments from 9.7 will continue as a permanent feature in ARAM
BANS After much discussion and weighing your feedback, bans will not be a permanent feature in ARAM.
END IT MY DUDES After 15 minutes in all ARAM games, minion waves' spawn rates will increase, minions will gain more movement speed, and champions will deal more damage to structures
- At 15:00, they start gaining movement speed every minute until [20:00] ⇒ 25:00 when they’ll have 425 movement speed.
- From game start to 15:00, champions deal [10%] ⇒ 0% more damage to structures.
- At 15:00, that value increases linearly until 25:00 when they’ll deal [30%] ⇒ 15% bonus damage to structures.
POKE POKE Built-in poke reduction range increased from  ⇒ to 1000 in all ARAM games
CHAMP BALANCE Champions will continue to receive balance changes in ARAM every few months
New Nerfs in 9.8
ALISTAR : +5% damage taken
GALIO : +5% damage taken
ILLAOI : -5% damage dealt
KAI'SA : -3% damage dealt
NAUTILUS : +5% damage taken
SION : -8% damage dealt
YORICK : -5% damage dealt
New Buffs to 9.8
ELISE : +5% damage dealt
FIDDLESTICKS : +1% damage dealt & -6% damage taken
FIZZ : +5% damage dealt
KARTHUS : +2% damage dealt
LUCIAN : +5% damage dealt
MAOKAI : +2% damage dealt & -2% damage taken
NUNU & WILLUMP : -5% damage taken
PANTHEON : +5% damage dealt
RIVEN : +5% damage dealt
VI : +5% damage dealt
XIN ZHAO : -5% damage taken
ZED : +5% damage dealt