Patch 11.17 went live on Aug 25. In this patch, Lucian received a mini-rework to his kit, which nerfed solo lane Lucian, but buffing bot lane Lucian. Other notable changes in patch 11.17 include a change in how Amumu's Q works, allowing Amumu to stack up to two charges on his Q, Bandage Toss. In addition, "Crime City Nightmare" and "Phoenix" skins will be updated with this patch.
Lucian is facing a lot of changes in this patch. Base AD was decreased from 64 to 62 and his damage on his R, The Culling, was decreased from 20/40/60 to 13/30/45 per shot. The number of shots have also changed from 22/28/34 to 22 + 25% Critical Strike Chance.
However, there are more important changes to his kit than the aforementioned changes. Now, ally buffs empower Lucian's next 2 basic attacks to deal an 14 (+10% Attack Damage) magic damage. This can be stored up to 4 Vigilance basic attacks at a time. The mana cost on his W, Ardent Blaze, has been decreased by 10 and now triggers Vigilance when an allied champion damages a marked target.
Overall, these patches look to nerf Lucian's power as a solo laner but buff his power as a bot laner. Enchanter supports who can give buffs to Lucian will look to synergize well. Only time will tell on whether these changes will shift Lucian from solo lanes to the bot lane.
Amumu's Q now has 2 charges. Amumu's Q skill is a powerful initiator, but it holds great risk of rendering Amumu useless when it doesn’t hit the target. However, with the latest balance changes, Amumu now has a second chance to shoot a second Q after three seconds. However, with the addition of a second charge, the cooldown has been increased from 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds
Amumu's W got nerf to balance out the massive buffs he received elsewhere. Both health and armor growth were decreased and Ult's stun duration is fixed from 1.5/1.75/2 seconds to 1.5 seconds. His W, Despair's Base Damage per second was increased, but max health damage per second decreased at later levels.
Viego, a champion who's been on top of every meta, even in competitive play, got nerfed heavily by this patch. His attack range decreased from 225 to 200 and the healing he got from his possessions [passive] was decreased from 8% to 3%. The slow duration on his R, Heartbreakear, was also decreased from 0.5 seconds to 0.25 seconds. The camouflage detection radius on his E, Harrowed Path, was increased from 400 to 450, while the Damage Multiplier from Crit Chance on his Q was increased from 0-75% to 0-100%.
In this patch, Akali, Shaco, Twisted Fate, Darius, and Zyra will receive "Crime City Nightmare" skins. Xayah, Anivia, and Seraphine will receive "Phoenix" skins to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the China server launch.
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