Welcome Fated Champions,
After two of our biggest non-set patches, we’re turning our focus to minor nudges to maintain our balanced game state through the global competition season. We’re at a fairly balanced state, so the notes are light this time around, allowing you some extra time to cheer on your favorite competitors as we approach the Fates Championship!
Because this is the patch Worlds events will be played on we are taking extra care to make more minor adjustments. We’re reducing the power of starred-up Tristana and Kayle carries as well as the Mage trait, that have all been performing a smidgen too well. The Neeko buff gives her favorite composition, Vanguard-Mystics, a small buff after our Vanguard nerf last patch.
We oopsied with Frozen Heart’s attack speed slow debuff, allowing the slow to last longer than intended. With all this winter weather, Sett’s had too much time to work on his abs. Beach season isn’t till next set, bro.
Diana orbits back into the notes with a, *checks moon phase calendar*, buff as the moon waxes (approaches full). Despite her recent buff last patch, Diana is still getting outshined by the sun-dwelling 1 costs. We’re also buffing our favorite battle tops (see Tier 3 as well), so give Warlord a spin.
Lulu’s been the overtime Queen for a while with a double cast CC chain plus crazy bonus health. By cutting the double cast on the same unit, we’re giving Overtime Lulu a nUrf. Sinking in win rate with the Vanguard nerf from last patch, Nautilus’ anchor will weigh him down a bit less. Vi’s armor shred is being adjusted to match our new shred debuff tiers, but we’re giving her some more punch as compensation.
The forecast for tonight shows three stars, and a risk of severe Bladestorms. In other news, spinny girl Kat is getting more spin to rip through the mid-game more effectively, go ahead and let her rip.
We stole two of these changes from the balance team in our spin off game mode, @leagueoflegends. Can you identify which two?
Yone’s got me telling my Vanguard comp, “Tanks for nothing.” But make no Mysticake, this nerf only affects him at three stars. The nerf also aligns him with our new shred debuff tiers.
Locket has been an insane slam item that’s been scaling far too well into the late game. This nerf maintains its identity as an early game slammer, but decreases its effectiveness late game. Last Whisper has been a go to item with the rise of tanks across all regions. We’re giving it a tweak that will ultimately weaken the item.