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Published: 13/May/2020 3:08by Andrew Amos
League of Legends Patch 10.10 is here, but there’s not much to be worried about. Most of the balance changes are minor, but some new champions could be rising to the top of solo queue.
League’s latest patch isn’t headlined by balance changes — but new content. Four skins — including a Prestige edition one — are being introduced for Lucian, Ekko, Fiora, and Pantheon as part of the Pulsefire 2020 event. Astronaut skins for Bard, Poppy, and Gnar are on their way too.
However, in the balance department, a handful of champions are still getting updated. Some mid lane powerhouses are being toned down, while struggling underperformers will be given a leg-up.
Patch 10.10 Highlights
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Soraka has been given a lot of concessions since being kicked out of the top lane. League’s Starchild has been buffed once again on Patch 10.10 despite her 51.66% win rate.
Her Q damage is up by 10 at all ranks, while the health refund on her W when rejuvenated has been increased to 80% at rank 1. With these changes, Soraka should have no issues staying healthy in lane, and her damage.
Annie, Irelia, Nidalee, Sivir, Twisted Fate, and Udyr all received buffs on this patch. Given all of these champions were underperforming across the board, they should come as no surprise.
While the proposed mid lane balance changes aren’t being shipped on Patch 10.10, some more specific nerfs are. Diana and Katarina are two of the best performing mids in solo queue, and they are having some of their power stripped away.
Diana is losing some health and AD in her base stats to cull her sustainability. On the other hand, Katarina is losing some of her passive damage to reduce her burst and give opponents a chance to outplay her Sinister Blade.
Kayn, Kled, Miss Fortune, Maokai, and Taric are also being nerfed in the May 12 update.
On top of these changes to Summoner’s Rift, with the return of URF for the Pulsefire 2020 event, a number of champions had their stats adjusted to balance the game mode. You will be able to launch into URF starting on May 14.
Changes for the bot lane planned for this update were also shifted to Patch 10.11. AD carries will be given more power to hold their own across the game, and not be so reliant on supports. Those changes will be arriving at the end of the month.
You can read the full League of Legends Patch 10.10 notes below:
E: Molten Shield
R: Summon Tibbers
E: Flawless Duet
Passive: The Darkin Scythe
Q: Beartrap on a Rope
Q: Bramble Smash
Q: Javelin Toss
E: Spell Shield
W: Astral Infusion
Last week, we told players about our short and long term plans to address deliberate game-ruining behavior. Our proposed plans aren’t meant to target those who are genuinely having a bad game, but those who decide that the game is over on their own and then spend their time trolling others instead of trying to play their best. The first of our short term plans is to adjust our Reporting and Punishment system. In 10.10, you should start to see more frequent “Instant Feedback” reports for disruptive behavior as we work on tweaking our behavioral systems.