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League of Legends Patch 12.14 Sivir Changes Explained

Published: 03:37, 30 July 2022
Riot Games
League of Legends Sivir
League of Legends Sivir is one of the oldest champions in the game

Sivir has just gotten a mini rework that, for all intents and purposes, looked perfect. So, why are Riot making changes to her kit in this patch, and what are those?

It all started with some small changes to Amumu's kit, and now Riot Games are using the same method to revive all old League champions and bring them back into the meta.

As they said during the development , high-level goals for the Sivir rework are to legitimize her Crit build and play style by giving her more consistent tools to do high DPS at the cost of some of her ability to shuttle teammates around.

This was to be done by making her W and Q far more functional for crit builds and giving her a personal DPS buff on R in exchange for some, but not all, of her utility and early poke.

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However, it seems that, while the rework has made Sivir take part in the meta once again, it was not to the satisfaction of Riot, as it was done in a way that they did not desire. So, they are changing some parts of her kit in patch 12.14:

  •  Q - Cast time bugfix: 0.25-0.18 seconds scaling down with Attack Speed ⇒ 0.25-0.10 seconds scaling down with Attack Speed,
  • W -  Damage to minions: 80% ⇒ 65%
  • New - Gold is forever: Bounces now execute minions that are hit by a ricochet and would have been left at less than 15 health

Their explanation corroborates our claim. After all the Sivir rework was meant to make her an ADC once again, and not a ranged AD assassin rocking full lethality to be useful at all:

"Sivir hit the jackpot with her mid-scope update and landed in a pretty strong spot, particularly in the waveclear department. We’re looking to tone down her ability to waveclear so effectively by reducing the amount of damage her W does to high health minions, but adding an execute so that she can still haul in the gold by last hitting effectively."

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