Slingshot Readers,

We NEED your support. More specifically, the author of this article needs your support. If you've been enjoying our content, you know that a lot of work goes into our stories and although it may be a work of passion, writers gotta eat. If just half our readers gave 1 DOLLAR a month, one measly dollar, we could fund all the work from StuChiu, DeKay, Emily, Andrew (and even Vince). If you contribute 5 DOLLARS a month, we invite you to join our Discord and hang with the team. We wouldn't bother you like this if we didn't need your help and you can feel good knowing that 100% of your donation goes to the writers. We'd really appreciate your support. After all, you're what makes all this happen. Learn more

Slight Ornn buffs hit League of Legends PBE

Ornn received more changes in the League of Legends PBE
Ornn received PBE changes a day after no more were expected to come. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Only one League of Legends champion, Ornn, received buffs in Thursday’s update to the Public Beta Environment — one day after it appeared no more changes would come in the Patch 7.19 cycle.

The buffs were to the mana costs for his Q and E abilities. His Q now costs 55 mana at all ranks instead of a steadily scaling amount, and his E now costs 50 mana instead of 60. The two adjustments make his usual combo cost a little less, giving him more room to deal damage in the top lane or in the bottom lane as a support.

Oddly enough, a dev corner post on Wednesday by Andrei “Meddler” van Roon specifically stated there would be no further buffs to Ornn in the Patch 7.19 cycle. The concern is that further buffs could be over-tuning him while it’s possible many of the problems with the champion stem from players using him for the first time.

But something clearly changed, even though the buffs are small ones. On the bright side, Ornn has escaped the 30s in terms of win rate percentage, as he sits at 45.88 percent in the top lane. The further changes might be enough to put him closer to a healthy 50 percent, as continued buffs have steadily increased his win rates.


Leave a Reply