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League of Legends patch 11.17 balance targets have been revealed

Published: 23:44, 16 August 2021
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League of Legends champion Ekko - Pulsefire skin splash art
Pulsefire Ekko

One of the League of Legends game designers has revealed the balance targets for the upcoming update 11.17. The patch will include changes to multiple jungle champions.

League of Legends lead gameplay designer Jeevun Sidhu account has revealed the balance targets for the upcoming patch 11.17. Champions that are getting buffed include:

  • Ekko
  • Evelynn
  • Lissandra
  • Nami
  • Senna
  • Teemo
  • Xayah

Xayah has appeared this week in professional League of Legends and it should not come as a surprise if this buff makes her the best AD carry in the game.

Riot Games League of Legends champion Irelia splash art PROJECT: Irelia

The following champions will receive a nerf: 

  • Graves
  • Irelia
  • Kayn
  • Leona
  • Viego
  • Zed

Even after all the nerfs, Viego has still remained a top priority pick in the jungle. His ability to completely change the course of a fight can not be matched by any other jungler at the moment.

Irelia's most recent mini-rework has made her one of the strongest champions in the game. She's become a mid-lane powerhouse and due to the recent changes she has overcome her bad late-game scaling

Graves is currently one of the strongest hyper-carry junglers alongside Viego. He's frequently been picked in the mid lane as well in certain match-ups.

Riot Games Picture of Graves and Twisted Fate with their pirate skins League of Legends - Twisted Fate and Graves

The following items will get nerfed:

  • Divine Sunderer
  • Serpent's Fang
  • Wit's End

Only two items will get buffed:

  • Hullbreaker
  • Youmuu's Ghostblade

Hullbreaker has not been picked that often after its introduction to the game. Buffing this item could bring back strong spilt-push bruiser champions like Darius, Jax, Illoai or Garen.

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