League Of Legends Patch Update 9.5 Teaser
Posted 28th February 2019 By: Derpina    440 Views
Esports News – League of Legends developers have revealed some exciting news regarding the patch update 9.5 and where the gameplay is heading after the previous updates. The new patch will hit the live servers on the first week March with buffs, nerfs, and neutral changes.
Champions and item balance
Following the massive 9.4 patch update, 9.5 heavily focuses on champions and item balance. It will not release any major changes and improvements to the major game systems, but functions of champions are subject to changes.
Richard ‘MapleNectar’ Henkel, Product Lead on the League of Legends Balance Department, stated that the Patch is “more or less locked”. They will only focus on the champions, items, and runes for the buffs, nerfs, and adjustments. Additionally, Design Director Andrei ‘Meddler’ van Room revealed the difference between 9.5 and 9.4, “9.5 is likely to be a fairly straightforward, and probably comparatively small patch…It’ll have a range of champion balance changes in it, current expectation is it won’t have any larger changes to game systems though, things like the crit item changes recently for example.”
A total of 10 champions get buffs, but MapleNectar has yet to reveal how massive the buffs will be. It is expected that champions like Rakan and Akali, which recently experienced the latest nerfs, might get ignored for a while. As for the nerfs, big changes and improvements are likely to be imposed upon the Relic Shield and the runes of Conqueror and Aftershock. This will affect the heroes who often use the items. Moreover, direct nerfs will also be given to Yorick and Nunu & Willump. Specifically, Yorick will see his ultimate ability Eulogy of the Isles nerfed.
For the neutral adjustments, Riot will focus on Vi and the new champion Sylas. They will not fall into the buff and nerf categories, but the developers are still improving their functions.
Below is the full list of champions, items, and runes affected by Patch 9.5
- Dr. Mundo
- Nunu & Willump
- Relic Shield