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League Patch 10.19 to feature Aphelios, Sylas buffs, planned Udyr changes

Published: 9/Sep/2020 8:54 Updated: 9/Sep/2020 8:56

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends Patch 10.19, commonly known as the World Championship update, is finally in the works ahead of LoL’s biggest competitive tournament of the year ⁠— here’s all the planned changes coming on September 15.

There aren’t many LoL patches more ‘hype’ than 10.19. Each and every year, this September update determines the Worlds meta for the next six weeks of international pro play.

Because of this, Riot developer Mark Yetter has warned the overall changes will be “fairly small” compared to usual patches. The devs don’t want to get anything wrong this close to the big event. We think that’s pretty fair, to be honest.

⁠There are still some pretty interesting changes coming through the pipes in LoL Patch 10.19 though. In fact, even with Yetter’s warning, there’s still eight champions set to be buffed, and another six in line for some balancing nerfs.

Aphelios default skin in League of Legends
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Aphelios could return to the meta ahead of Worlds 2020 thanks to some new LoL Patch 10.19 buffs.

League Patch 10.19: all buffs & nerfs

The major headliners in line for some power reductions are top pro picks like Twisted Fate, Azir, Caitlyn, and Senna. The last of those four, the Redeemer, will only have her ADC powers snipped in half, to move her back to support.

Those four professional-pick champions were also originally be joined in the nerf bracket by roaming AD assassin Talon and jungler Nunu & Willump. Yetter has revealed the pair were “not as strong as they previously appeared,” however. Both planned nerfs have subsequently been removed.

Nunu in particular has reigned supreme in solo queue for some time now; they boast a 53.11% win rate, according to Lolalytics, with a 5.7% pick rate to boot.

The Boy and his Yeti are set for a little love in the next League of Legends update.
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The Boy and his Yeti has escaped nerfs that were originally planned for patch 10.19.

Those same mid-cycle investigations found that Akali and Lucian “could take over the Worlds meta” if left unchecked, Yetter revealed. There were concerns, he added, they would be 100% pick/ban at the event. They have been nerfed accordingly.

On the other side of the coin in League Patch 10.19, a few potential picks that could make their way back into the pro scene during Worlds are also being helped along slightly.

The standouts are Sivir, Aphelios, Sylas, and Irelia.; all have had major stints in LoL’s competitive scene over the years. LoL poster girl Ahri will also get a “follow-up buff” after her Patch 10.18 overhaul, likely just to tweak her slightly.

Riot begins work on Udyr in 10.19

Finally, long-forgotten jungler Udyr is also finally in line for some buffs in LoL patch 10.19. These planned changes will target his Phoenix form, though Riot has yet to confirm the numbers.

Earlier this month, Yetter asked Udyr fans what they would be hoping to see from a potential VGU update for the champion. These small balance buffs may be to test the waters ahead of a bigger overhaul for the Spirit Walker.

“I think improving the core is my preference because Udyr brings a very unique pure melee playstyle to the game,” Yetter added on Udyr’s potential changes.

League of Legends Patch 10.19 will be released on Tuesday, Sep. 15. Dexerto will continue to add all planned balance changes as Riot reveals specific numbers on the buffs and nerfs.

League of Legends Patch 10.19: all planned changes

Champions

Akali

  • Q damage 35-135 ⇒ 25-125.

Ahri

  • W cooldown 10-6 ⇒ 9-5, mana cost 55 ⇒ 40.

Aphelios

  • Attack damage per level 2 ⇒ 2.4

Azir

  • W passive bonus attack speed 20-60 ⇒ 10-50%.

Caitlyn

  • Base attack damage 64 ⇒ 62.
  • W headshot damage increase 60-240 ⇒ 40-240.

Irelia

  • R barrage damage 125-325 ⇒ 125-375, perimeter damage 125-275 ⇒ 125-375.

Ivern

  • E slow amount 40-60% ⇒ 50-70%.

Lucian

  • Attack damage per level 2.75 ⇒ 2.3.

Senna

  • Passive mist wraith spawn on minion kill 8.33% ⇒ 4.166%

Sivir

  • Passive movement speed 30-50 ⇒ 35-55.

Sylas

  • R cooldown 100-60 ⇒ 100-40.

Twisted Fate

  • Base movement speed 335 ⇒ 330.

Udyr (Phoenix)

  • R cone damage 50-275 (+60% ability power) ⇒ 50-325 (+70% ability power)

Vayne

  • R attack damage buff 25-55 ⇒ 35-65.
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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:39

by Daniel Cleary

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With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

Is Caps better than Perkz?

Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

He then followed up on Caps’ growth as a player in the new G2 lineup, claiming that he has also had a “shift in mindset” which has massively helped his ability to play at the highest level.

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.