It appears Zyra won’t be changed after all in the next League of Legends patch.
Riot Games’ Andrei “Meddler” van Roon gave an update about work on Patch 7.11 on Tuesday and said the planned changes to Zyra were pulled. The proposed changed made laning against Zyra “feel fairer to her opponents,” but that wasn’t an issue Riot was trying to solve and Meddler said the changes would risk having “unintended power impacts” on the champion. Here’s a look at the other potential tweaks before the next patch hits.
Runes and masteries might change
No details were given, but its worth mentioning as these two factors play a large part of the game before it even starts.
Syndra and Ahri are getting potential nerfs
For far too long these two mages have dominated the mid lane: Syndra with her “I win” ultimate when she hits level six, and Ahri’s high mobility mixed with burst damage. As such, nerf tests are underway, though that doesn’t mean they’ll show up in 7.11, as Meddler said that 7.12 is also a potential patch for the nerfs to go live.
Zac was nerfed, with some indirect nerfs on the way
Zac was far too powerful in 7.10 as his damage on his Q overcompensated for his lack of damage output after his rework. After a hotfix, he’s getting another look, specifically at giving his opponents a larger reaction window of Zac’s Elastic Slingshot, his go-to engagement tool. With the indicator appearing earlier, that means potential targets can move or flash out of the way before Zac’s ultimate goes into effect, especially with the higher knock up.
Riven and Renekton will flip flop on changes
There has been a conversation about trying to make the two top lane champions a little more comprehensive, including efforts to change their animations to prevent bugs and properly queueing spells. But the changes will be mostly reverted as Renekton will be back to square one, while Riven will keep changes that allow players to cancel her Q ability, as well as have her E queue consistently after using her other spells in a combo.
A handful of champs will get an update soon, Meddler wrote. Nunu and Mundo are likely in addition to Ahri and Amumu.
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