In this patch, we’re taking a look at some clear outlier champs, and making Guardian Angel a little less forgiving.
Earlier this month, we revealed a ton of upcoming content in the Season 2021 livestream, If you missed our updates, check ‘em out below. Welcome to patch 2.0a!
Our goal is to have balance patches every two weeks, typically on Mondays (for us here in Los Angeles). As mentioned in the previous balance article, sometimes it takes us additional patch cycles to collect information and make balance changes, but we do hear your concerns and continue to closely monitor the game data.
This one’s coming in hot from a recent spike to Aurelion Sol’s winrate. From the desk of balance lead, Jonathan Chao: “I don’t know how to word it. Basically he could zoom everywhere before, just not change directions. Now he can zoom everywhere and change directions. We are nerfing him so he can change directions but at a slower move speed.”
Bugfix: Aurelion Sol no longer gains 20% movement speed when Starsurge missile is fired
(3) Comet of Legend
Maximum passive move speed: 40% → 20%
Evelynn’s push and roam power as a mid laner is just too much. On top of that, her (1) damage is generally pretty high. Haters gonna Hate Spike.
(1) Hate Spike
AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.45
Mana: 25/30/35/40 → 30/35/40/45
Damage to minions: 100% at all ranks → 35/40/45/50%
Gragas is very tanky with great sustain in lane; we’re nerfing him so he doesn’t straight up win all trades against his lane opponents.
Health per level: 125 → 115
(P) Happy Hour
Cooldown: 7s → 8s
(1) Barrel Roll
Mana: 55/60/65/70 → 65/70/75/80
Minion damage: 70% → 50%
The blind monk has been kicking up a fuss with his (1) range.
(1) Sonic Wave
Target range: 11 → 10
Base damage: 60/100/140/180 → 55/90/125/160
Miss Fortune is on the strong side, so we’re tuning her down a bit.
(1) Double Up
Base damage: 30/60/90/120 → 20/50/80/110
Attack speed: 40/60/80/100% → 30/50/70/90%
Shyvana has a lot of damage on her kit, and a lot of innate tankiness. We’re lowering some of her base stats and her elemental dragon-empowered bonuses.
Armor: 45 → 40
(1) Twin Bite
Slow (Mountain Dragon buff): 60% → 40%
Base damage: 25/45/65/85 → 25/40/55/70
(Ult) Dragon’s Descent
Dragon form bonus health (Ocean Dragon buff): 150/250/350 HP → 100/150/200 HP
Wukong’s jungle is very strong. We’re nerfing his clear speed and his element of surprise.
(2) Warrior Trickster
Invisibility time: 1.5s → 1s
Clone damage: 50% at all levels → 20/30/40/50%
(3) Nimbus Strike
Attack speed bonus: 35/40/45/50% → 25/35/45/55%
League of GA is coming to an end.
Total cost: 2800G → 3100G
Combine cost: 400G → 700G
Attack Damage: 45 → 40
Revive cooldown: 180s → 210s
Free-to-play Champion Rotation
Jan 21 – Jan 27: Ahri, Amumu, Evelynn, Ezreal, Jax, Nami, Seraphine, Sona, Vayne, Wukong.
Jan 28 – Feb 3: Alistar, Braum, Fiora, Gragas, Kai’Sa, Olaf, Singed, Twisted Fate, Vayne, Yasuo.