Patch 9.12 brought some interesting changes to the most popular champions in League of Legends. Let’s see which champions have been affected by the developers’ changes.
The anticipated update to Mordekaiser has finally made its way to the Summoner’s Rift in patch 9.12. We are sure that the champion will be brewing up a storm in the latest meta. The champion’s ultimate takes him and his opponent to a separate dimension where they fight to the death.
Ryze has always been an interesting pick for the developers when it comes to reworks and changes. In 9.12, he is getting a much-needed nerf. Riot’s changes are sure to decrease the popularity of the champion on a professional level. They are also tuning his combos so that casual players won’t have as many problems playing him. They have removed the shield from his Q ability, so he will be quite vulnerable in the laning phase.
Just like Ryze, the new champion, Sylas has been quite popular in the pro scene. Riot has nerfed him slightly, by reducing the numbers on his Q. They have compensated for this, however, by buffing his W. Additionally, his E will no longer grant a shield on the first cast.
Despite having a low win rate in the casual games, Yuumi is a force to be reckoned with on the pro scene. The players themselves say that the champion is the most broken support in the game at the moment. The developers seem to have taken note of this and reverted some buffs that they granted to the champion due to its low win-rate.
Professionals have said that playing against the champion is frustrating, as she is practically impossible to kill if played correctly. In 9.12, they have lowered Yuumi’s defence, compensating this with some health buffs. Passive statistics overall have been nerfed. They have also reduced her W ability; now, when attached to allies, her adaptive force will grant less of a stat boost.
Changes to items
There is not much news to report regarding item changes. The developers have made only one change to an item: the bonus magic damage of the Corrupting Potion has been nerfed. We believe that the reason behind this nerf is its popularity among solo off-laners. This nerf means that only certain champions will pick it from now on, as it will no longer scale at higher levels.
ARAM Balance Changes
In the beginning of 2019, Riot promised the community that they would be making changes to ARAM. They are now living up to their word, and they have brought a ton of nerfs and buffs to the champions in this arena. In patch 9.12, they’ve tuned the Mastery Grade system to be more accurate in ARAM mode.
The patch also brought some audio changes to in-game champions. The older champions have been targeted, in the hope of modernizing the game. The patch notes end with the new skins. The community gets: Dark Star Shaco, Dark Star Karma, and Dark Cosmic Jhin.