This patch is all about jungle and Akali. Almost every other change is a filler. Here’s the rundown:
Q – FIVE POINT STRIKE
COST 100/95/90/85/80 energy ⇒ 120/115/110/105/100 energy
W – TWILIGHT SHROUD
MOVEMENT SPEED IN SHROUD 20/25/30/35/40% movement speed ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50% decaying movement speed for 2 seconds on cast
R – PERFECT EXECUTION
R1 TARGETING Target direction ⇒ Targeted enemy champion
NEWR1 TARGET RANGE 675
R1 DASH DISTANCE 675-825 based on distance from the enemy
Energy nerf on her q is just to harsh. She cant use her third Q until her LVL 5. Also, her LVL 1 cheese is gone too. But that nerf hurts her laning more than anything. W change is a big filler in my opinion so I’m going to past that. But R nerf is pretty harsh. Her playmaking ability and mobility is almost gone with that nerf. She cant escape any ganks with that ultimate also she can’t R if she doesn’t see the enemy.R nerf doesn’t affect her laning if it’s 1v1.
But of course, she is still strong even with that nerfs. Her kit is still broken and her melee matchups are still cheese for her.
Q – CALIBRUM, THE SNIPER RIFLE
MARKED ENEMY ATTACK RANGE Infinite ⇒ 1800
This nerf doesn’t change anything.
MANA 438 ⇒ 480
R – EMPEROR’S DIVIDE
WALL LENGTH 5/6/7 soldiers ⇒ 6/7/8 soldiers
This mana buff is a filler change but I like the +1 soldier buff since it makes Azir much easier. But those changes are not enough for Azir to be played on soloq.
W – SPECIAL DELIVERY
DAMAGE PER SECOND RATIO 0.375 bonus attack damage, 0.05 ability power ⇒ 0.5 bonus attack damage, 0.06 ability power
BURN DURATION 1 second ⇒ 1.5 seconds
NEW CARRIER PIGEON Now slows champions that are directly hit and knocked aside for 1.5 seconds
Damage buff is not that important but the slow buff is insanely strong in my opinion.1.5 sec slow and so easy to apply. I think without a flash, you can’t escape a gank from Corki with his package.
I think that makes Corki slightly playable on soloq but not S or A tier. Other mid champs are still destroying him in early and mid-game.
MANA 420 ⇒ 375
W – PALE CASCADE
DAMAGE PER ORB 22/34/46/58/70 ⇒ 18/30/42/54/66
Nothing important here.
PASSIVE – Z-DRIVE RESONANCE
RESONANCE STACK DAMAGE 200% against monsters ⇒ 150% against monsters
That hurts jungle Ekko’s early game A LOT. Ekko was bad in the early game but now it’s even worse. He can’t match early game meta junglers like Lee and Elise due to this nerf. But still, he is crazy strong. If Ekko gets 2 items it’s still the same.
MANA GROWTH 42 ⇒ 50
ATTACK SPEED GROWTH 1.5% ⇒ 2.5%
Attack speed growth is nice but just a filler change again. It doesn’t change anything.
Q – WINDS OF WAR
TORNADO DURATION 1.5 seconds ⇒ 2 seconds
TORNADO DAMAGE TICKS 3 ⇒ 4
Filler change again.
W – ECLIPSE
DAMAGE 60/100/140/180/220 ⇒ 60/95/130/165/200
E – ZENITH BLADE
DAMAGE 60/100/140/180/220 ⇒ 50/90/130/170/210
Filler change also.
- Miss Fortune
ATTACK SPEED GROWTH 3% ⇒ 2.25%
ARMOR 30.88 ⇒ 31
ATTACK DAMAGE 61.036 ⇒ 61
W – SCRAP SHIELD
BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED 20/25/30/35/40% (30/37.5/45/52.5/60% when enhanced) ⇒ 15/20/25/30/35% (22.5/30/37.5/45/52.5% when enhanced)
SHIELD 80/110/140/170/200 ⇒ 60/95/130/165/200
That one is pretty important for Rumble’s laning phase. Although 20 damage shield nerfs seems like nothing it’s pretty harsh nerf because rumble has very low cooldowns. Movement speed nerf hurts his both early and late game. Numbers are pretty harsh and hurt his mobility which is his only weakness. Still, he is playable they need to nerf him more.
BONUS ATTACK SPEED 0% at level 1 ⇒ 10% at level 1
PASSIVE – FURY OF THE NORTH
FROST ARMOR REMOVAL Damage from epic monsters and enemy champions ⇒ Damage from all monsters and enemy champions
The attack speed buff is insane for her. Her early clear will be faster than ever. Armor removal does not matter because of that attack speed buff. I think she can pretty much match any early game jungle champs with that buff. She is playable if you are a tank player.
PASSIVE – ABSOLUTION
MIST WRAITH DROP CHANCE 20% on minions Senna doesn’t kill, 100% on cannon minions Senna kills ⇒ 25% on minions Senna doesn’t kill, 1.67% on cannon minions Senna kills
NEW MIST WRAITH DROP CHANCE (SPOILS OF WAR) Minion kills via Spoils of War (Relic Shield and Steel Shoulderguards UNIQUE) that Senna gets credit for now count as kills by Senna, reducing the drop chance to 1.67%
E – CURSE OF THE BLACK MIST
BUGFIX Allies camouflaged by Curse of the Black Mist no longer become invisible if Senna dies during the ability’s effect
Filler nerf, she is still OP.
HEALTH REGEN 9.25 ⇒ 8
W – HAYMAKER
COOLDOWN 16/14/12/10/8 seconds ⇒ 18/16.5/15/13.5/12 seconds
BASE DAMAGE 90/125/160/195/230 ⇒ 90/120/150/180/210
Base damage doesn’t matter but cooldown nerf is harsh. W is his “go-to” skill and he needs spam it. That cooldown nerf is going to hurt him a lot in team fights.
I think he is still OP and playable but now you need to make better decisions with his W.
E – SONG OF CELERITY
SELF MOVEMENT SPEED 25% (+0.04 per 100 ability power) ⇒ 20% (+0.03 per 100 ability power)
Q – PROWLING PROJECTILE
EMPOWERED DAMAGE 50/95/140/185/230/275 (+0.4 ability power) ⇒ 45/80/115/150/185/220 (+0.4 ability power) (+0.02-0.08 of target’s current health)
COST 85/90/95/100/105/110 mana ⇒ 90 mana at all ranks
W – YOU AND ME!
NEW Silence no longer counts as an immobilizing effect that places You and Me! on a 5 second cooldown
E – ZOOMIES
HEAL 70/110/150/190/230 (+0.3 ability power) ⇒ 70/94/118/142/166/190 (+0.4 ability power)
Filler change in my opinion.
UNIQUE – Monster Hunter
LARGE MONSTERS EXP 50 ⇒ 60
FIRST LARGE MONSTER BONUS EXP 165 ⇒ 150
MINION GOLD PENALTY 10 less gold from lane minions if more than half of your farm gold is from minions; removed on item completion ⇒ 13 less gold from lane minions if more than half of your farm gold is from minions; removed at 14 minutes
KRUG CAMP TOTAL EXP 160 ⇒ 175
KRUG CAMP TOTAL GOLD 125g ⇒ 135g
LARGE KRUG BASE EXP 55 ⇒ 37
MEDIUM KRUG BASE EXP 15 ⇒ 18
SMALL KRUG BASE EXP 10 ⇒ 14
LARGE KRUG BASE GOLD 65g ⇒ 42g
MEDIUM KRUG BASE GOLD 10g ⇒ 13g
SMALL KRUG BASE GOLD 5g ⇒ 9g
Red Brambleback and Blue Sentinel
BASE EXP 115 ⇒ 110
Monster EXP Level Scaling
LEVEL 4 1.025x ⇒ 1.075x
LEVEL 5-6 1.1x ⇒ 1.15x
Funnel is destroyed with that change. And secret buff for Krugs. Riot is trying to make farmers jungler great again but that’s not enough. I think meta will be the same because that buff is weak compared to the jungle nerfs we had in the last seasons.I’m glad that they finally destroyed the funnel strat with that sharp nerf.
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