The Udyr rework is perhaps the most hyped rework of any champion in League of Legends history. So, Riot Games must ensure that the champion's win rate is holding up as well, no matter the role.
Previously, we knew that Udyr will become the embodiment of the League of Legends Freljord demigods, or at least will draw his abilities from them. The latest gameplay video released by Riot confirmed that fact, and the fact that the rework is amazing.
Previously, Udyr's jungle role has been buffed , due to having a low win rate, and now the same is being done to his top lane role.
The buffs to top lane Udyr in patch 12.19 are as follows:
- Q - WILDING CLAW
- NEW - Minions Beware: Awakened Wilding Claw will now deal a minimum of 40-160 damage to minions based on current level per strike of lightning
- W - IRON MANTLE
- On-Hit Heal Against Minions : 50% heal reduction ⇒ 40% heal reduction
- R - WINGBORNE STORM
- Damage to Minions : 40/55/70/85% (levels 1/6/11/16) ⇒ 50/60/70/80% (levels 1/6/11/16)
"The changes in the last patches hit top lane Udyr a bit harder than we had intended. Watch out minions, because this buff means Udyr’s coming for YOU", say Riot Games.
However, we don't see how any of these buffs are top-lane targeted buffs at all. Instead, all of these will serve as jungle buffs as well, making his clear a lot healthier.
So, to everyone out there, get ready for Udyr jungle to 1v9 your games.
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