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Elise nerfs could take place in League of Legends Patch 7.18

Elise nerfs are possible in League of Legends Patch 7.18
Elise could be nerfed in the next League of Legends patch. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Elise‘s Rappel ability received a nerf, and Nidalee received a buff in Monday’s update to the League of Legends Public Beta Environment.

The cooldown of Elise’s E when in her spider form, Rappel, was nerfed from second rank onward, creating a longer cooldown time at later levels compared to the live values. Rappel is one of Elise’s most crucial abilities, as it suspends her in mid-air making her untargetable for a small amount of time before she comes down on a target enemy unit within a circle where she cast the ability as the center. The ability is used as a gap-closer that can dodge incoming enemy crowd control, or a disengage tool by not taking damage and creating distance between Elise and her pursuer by coming down on a jungle mob across a wall or an enemy minion that’s further away.

Gnar‘s base health was also nerfed, going from 540 to 510. Gnar has been a fitting monster in the top lane, with the ability to still fit in the current tank meta with his Mega Gnar form while still able to be a threat against enemy tanks with his Mini Gnar. But Riot Games seems to think that he’s a bit too reliable by hitting his base health.

Meanwhile, Nidalee received a buff to her human form E, which heals a target allied champion (including herself). The ability power ratio of the E has increased from 27.5 to 32.5 percent, creating a larger burst of healing. As Nidalee is commonly built to be an AP carry jungler, the buff takes her ability in a meaningful direction.

These champion changes were mentioned vaguely Friday in a dev corner post. Elise and Gnar were some of the champions that was slated for a future nerf, while Nidalee was on the buff list ahead of Patch 7.18, which will go out a week later than usual.

Cinderhulk gets a nerf

The Cinderhulk jungle item enchantment has been nerfed. It now gives 300 health instead of 325.

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games

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