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League of Legends Patch 10.10 to feature Irelia buffs, Diana nerfs, more

Published: 6/May/2020 2:42 Updated: 6/May/2020 8:18

by Isaac McIntyre

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The League of Legends Patch 10.10 picture is coming together, with Riot confirming their plans for buffs and nerfs in LoL’s May 13 update ⁠— including boosts for Irelia and Sivir, and the opposite for Diana, Miss Fortune, and more.

Champions across Summoner’s Rift are coming under the spotlight in 10.10’s new balance changes. Last patch saw a focus on top and jungle, and the devs are planning overhauls in mid and bot ⁠— this week, however, will be more diverse.

Dominant meta picks like Diana, Katarina, and Miss Fortune headline the new patch’s main nerfs. On the other side of the coin, long-absent choices like Udyr, Annie, and Sivir may finally return to the fore after their expected buffs.

Diana, Miss Fortune headline Patch 10.10 changes

Mark ‘Scruffy’ Yetter confirmed a bundle of League champions would be getting some love this patch. This includes out-of-favor junglers Udyr and Nidalee. Twisted Fate and Annie will also be buffed.

There’s also plenty of champs set for nerfs, including Miss Fortune and Diana. The first has shone in Season 10 thanks to her high damage and mobility, but the latter of that is taking a hit in 10.10. Her W bonus movement is being culled by 20 at all ranks.

The Scorn of the Moon won’t be as tanky any more either, taking a hit to her base health.

Top lane power picks like Kled and Maokai ⁠— the latter of whom has been having a surprise renaissance across the Rift recently  ⁠— will also be getting tuned slightly. Katarina, Taric, and Kayn’s Rhaast form round out Riot’s nerf plans.

Many of these picks seem like they fall in line with Riot’s new plan to bring mid’s power down a touch, and boost bot, but according to Yetter, the devs are keeping those changes back a patch to give all the tweaks “more time to be tested.”

Reworked Fiddlesticks set for more changes in 10.10

Fiddlesticks was not mentioned by Yetter either. Nevertheless, changes for the scarecrow’s reworked kit have landed on LoL’s testing servers. According to data found by Surrender@20, he’s set for more interesting tweaks.

The Ancient Fear’s passive is the main focus for the current PBE changes ⁠— which may or may not land on live servers in Patch 10.10. Firstly, the activation time for Fiddle’s scarecrow pose has been increased from 1s to 2s.

The passive now also has an added fear bonus “if Fiddlesticks casts a spell on an opponent while pretending to be an effigy”. This change looks like it’s being made to encourage players to ‘fake out’ their opponents more often.

Finally, the scarecrow has also had his Bountiful Harvest (W) tweaked slightly. The ability’s minion damage mod previously clocked in at 60% reduction. That has now been dropped to just 40% reduction in his PBE changes.

Miss Fortune is another of Season 10's top picks that's finally seeing nerfs next patch.
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Miss Fortune is another of Season 10’s top picks that’s finally seeing nerfs next patch.

League’s new Pulsefire skin line, which includes premium cosmetics for Ekko, Fiora, Lucian, and Pantheon, will also be available in 10.10. Riot has also confirmed popular limited-time mode URF is returning next patch too.

League of Legends Patch 10.10 is expected to arrive on Wednesday, May 13. You can find the full patch preview below.

League of Legends Patch 10.10 preview notes

Nerfs

Diana

  • Base health: 594 > 570

Katarina

  • Passive AP ratio: 55/70/85/100% > 55/66/77/88%

Kayn

  • Passive healing (Rhaast): 34.5-43% > 30-40% of damage dealt

Kled

  • Q cooldown: 9-7 seconds > 11-7 seconds

Maokai

  • Q mana cost: 50 > 60

Miss Fortune

  • W max movement speed: 60-100 > 40-80

Taric

  • Health per level: 90 > 85
  • W bonus armor: 10-20% > 10-14%

Buffs

Annie

  • E damage reduction: 10-22% > 13-29%
  • R aura damage: 10-20 (+10% AP) > 20-40 (+20% AP)

Irelia

  • E damage: 70-230 > 80-260

Nidalee

  • Q AP ratio: 40% > 50%

Sivir

  • E mana restore: 80-140 > 110-150

Soraka

  • Q damage: 75-215 > 85-225
  • W health refund when rejuvenated: 60-100% > 80-100%

Twisted Fate

  • Base AD: 49.954 > 52
  • R mana cost: 150 > 100

Udyr

  • Movement speed: 345 > 350
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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.