The dev team sure seems to work quickly over at Riot Games, as one day after the new patch cycle entered the Public Beta Environment, a slew of changes and reverts are in place. Most notable is Fiora, who finally appears to be in line for the nerfs that didn’t take place in League of Legends Patch 7.13.
Her passive, Duelist’s Dance, gives a smaller movement speed buff right after she hits a vital point. Her ultimate, Grand Challenge, also no longer gives the passive’s movement speed boost either.
It seems as if Riot intends to hit her extra mobility from her kit, but she still deals a decent amount of true damage whenever she hits a vital point and can split-push like a monster, so it will be interesting to see if the new tweaks are effective.
Garen’s abilities get changes
Garen’s W now has a passive quest where he gets 0.25 permanent armor and magic resist upon killing an enemy unit, up to 30. To put that into context, he can get the armor value of two Cloth Armors and more magic resist than a single Null Magic Mantle with 120 minion kills.
His bread and butter E ability now shreds 25 percent of the an enemy champion’s armor for six seconds when they get hit by four spins. That makes Garen into a decent tank buster, and it’ll be interesting to see if it’s enough to push him back into the meta.
Kayn gets a nerf of his own
The newest League of Legends champion, Kayn, also gets a nerf. His Q ability deals 55 damage instead of 75 to neutral monsters, reducing his clear time. His E, which allows him to walk through walls, has its maximum wall depth lowered from 750 to 550, and now enemies of Kayn get notified from further away when Kayn enters a wall.
Some small balance changes
Singed’s new passive, which gives him bonus movement speed, is lowered from 25 percent to 20.
Alistar’s ultimate now lasts seven seconds at all levels instead of longer as he levels up.
Rammus’ W, which reflects damage back to his attackers, now reduces his movement speed by 30 percent instead of 60.