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League of Legends patch 11.14 balance targets have been revealed

Published: 15:04, 01 July 2021
Updated: 16:24, 01 July 2021
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League of Legends champion Darius splash art
Lunar Beast Darius

One of the League of Legends game designers has revealed the balance targets for the upcoming update 11.14. The patch will include buffs to popular champions like Darius, Garen and Graves.

The official League of Legends game development Twitter account has revealed the balance targets for the upcoming patch 11.14. Champions that are getting buffed include:

  • Darius
  • Garen
  • Graves
  • Illaoi
  • Ivern
  • Rek'sai
  • Seraphine
  • Taric

Once this list got revealed, many players jumped to ask why Darius was getting buffed? But, even though he sometimes leaves the impression that it's almost impossible to lane against this champion, he currently holds a 47 per cent win rate overall ranks. He's one of the champions that got hurt with the recent rework of the item Stridebreaker. Removing the dash from the item's active effect has exposed this champion's core weakness, his low mobility.

Garen currently holds an above 50 per cent win rate which means that the buff probably won't be that significant. If we exclude some splash artwork adjustments, Rek'Sai hasn't been touched for almost 14 patches which means that he hasn't seen any changes since the game's preseason.

Riot Games League of Legends champion Akali - Silverfang Akali splash art League of Legends - Akali

The following champions will receive a nerf:

  • Akali
  • Malzahar
  • Nocturne
  • Karma
  • Xin Zhao
  • Ziggs
  • Shaco

Since her rework, Akali has always been a nightmare for the game designers to balance around. She's been one of the strongest mid laners for a couple of patches now, especially in professional League of Legends so the nerf shouldn't surprise anyone.

Xin Zhao has been absent from the meta for a very long time. The most recent rework can be called success since he's seen a significant increase in popularity for the jungle position.

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