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Viego will receive strong nerfs in League of Legends patch 11.17

Published: 18:05, 17 August 2021
Riot Games
Splash art for the new League of Legends champion Viego
Viego - The Ruined King

One of the League of Legends game designers has revealed the upcoming nerfs for one of the strongest champions in the game right now, the Ruined King - Viego.

Viego, also known as the Ruined King has become one of the most controversial League of Legends champions Riot has ever released. His ability to completely shift fights in his favour can hardly be matched by any other champion in the jungle.

Even when behind, all he needs is one good team fight where he can use his passive and poses enemy champions once they are dead. Swapping to a fed Tristana that got caught out in a team fight will easily win your team the fight. He's also a highly prioritized pick in competitive League of Legends. Professional players keep picking him across all regions even after the lane nerfs a couple of weeks ago.

Riot Games' Principal Champion Designer, Riot August, has revealed the upcoming nerfs to this unbalanced champion:

  • Auto Attack range will get lowered from 225 to 200
  • Sovereign's Domination (Passive) - Healing on taking a body will get reduced from 8 per cent (+0.025 bonus AD, +0.015 AP, +2.5 AS) to 3 per cent (+0.03 bonus AD, +0.02 AP, +5 AS)
  • Blade of the Ruined King (Q): Critical Strike multiplier will go up from 0.75 to 1
  • Harrowed Path (E): camouflage reveal radius will go up from 400 to 450
  • Hearthbreaker (R): Slow duration will go down from 0.5 to 0.25 seconds

Riot Games a screenshot from the League of Legends cinematic Ruination League of Legends - Viego

The passive changes will target his early game potential, but he should be back to his normal strength once late game arrives. The changes to his Blade of the Ruined King (Q) could cause a shift to another build path that includes buying items that have Critical Strike chance.

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