League of Legends Patch 10.9 looks to build up Top Laners

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The League of Legends’ patch 10.9 is live on PBE, scheduled for on April 29. Riot Games has announced that the development team has actively been working and reworking on some oldfangled champions. The upcoming patch will also address the aiding of Top Laners to get back in shape by adding an extra buff.


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Buffs and Nerfs


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The Riot Games development team has decided to bring back champions like Gnar, Lissandra, and Quinn, as well as making adjustments to the infamous Wukong rework. Riot has announced that for the year of 2020, the development team would focus on reworking Volibear, Diana, and Fiddlesticks, on top of Wukong.





Bringing back the cutest Yordle and no, there is no room for discussion here, Riot has buffed Mega Gnar’s damage in hopes the champion will have a better performance in extended brawls. Boulder Toss (Q)’s boulder pickup cooldown has been increased from 60% to 70% and Crunch (E) has received a damage buff.




Bard has had its roaming prowess reduced, bringing down the champion’s utility, as Caretaker’s Shrine (W) has had a reduction in movement speed to 30% on top of a decay of 1.5 seconds, with an increase in its cooldown from 12 to 14 seconds. Magical Journey (E) has had an increase in cooldown time as well, to 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds.





Deemed too powerful at first, players slowly started to learn how the new Wukong kit works, the developers have still seen a need to nerf his base armor from 34 to 31, Crushing Blow’s (Q) damage and Warrior Trickster (W) has had a decrease in the clone damage.





Developers have nerfed the beefy healer, or should we say, fishy healer? The champion’s base stats have been reduced to 475 health and 365 mana, with her passive, Surging Tides’ movement speed nerfed from 60 to 45.





With positional flexibility in mind, Riot has buffed Kayn’s minion damage on Reaping Slash (Q), where the bonus damage against monsters is also applied to minions, with a decreased cooldown. Blade’s Reach has had its decay increased from 70% to 90%.


Champions that have received minor buffs and nerfs include Cho’Gath, with later damage, increased on Vorpal Spikes (E), Fiddlesticks with a late stage damage buff on Reap (E), and Karthus with a nerf on movement speed. Lissandra’s Ice Shard (Q) has had a cooldown decrease, Quinn has had a duration increase in Blinding Assault (Q), and Trundle had its Subjugate (R).



If you are looking for the complete patch notes, featuring bug fixes and Aram balancing, you can find them here. For more League of Legends and LoL Esports articles, news and interviews, check out our official page.


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