League of Legends: Major champion nerfs and crit item adjustments are coming to Patch 9.3 - Dexerto
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League of Legends: Major champion nerfs and crit item adjustments are coming to Patch 9.3

Published: 5/Feb/2019 22:24 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alan Bernal


League of Legends is looking to make sweeping changes with the upcoming 9.3 patch that will see popular champions and crit items undergo some major updates in the hope of making the game more balanced.

Riot Games are once again looking to adjust crit items to find the happy medium between effective and viable for players to utilize while trying to make OP champions less of a pain to lane against.

The 9.3 patch notes released February 5 revealing a slew of changes for Akali, Aatrox, Cassiopeia, Irelia, and Camille, as well as reintroducing items like Cloak of Agility and the brand new Spear of Shojin to the Rift.

Riot GamesA lot of changes will definitely change how players approach Akali.

Akali’s diving and trading potential was decreased, as she and Aatrox will both get heals taken away from them. Aatrox will get a bump in health regen stats but will see a major change to his Umbral Dash.

Camille, meanwhile, got changes that will slow down her jungling abilities to give opposing laners more breathing room from her fast camp clears.

Cassiopeia and Irelia both experienced changes that will make laning against them more balanced, as the two have been nerfed to prevent lopsided lane advantages.

Riot GamesThe latest patch will hope to rectify some imbalances from popular champs in the game.

Crit items are awash with multiple changes as reinvigorated items like the Cloak of Agility and Essence Reaver will look to provide much-needed crit opportunities, but other items are still fumbling on improving survivability while offering worthwhile damage.

The changes will sure to throw a lot of players off as Riot attempts another overhaul of important items that affect numerous champs, but it’s all in an attempt to create a more stable game.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary


A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.