Wild Rift patch 3.3b notes: Samira and Sion release, Gragas buffs, Kassadin nerfs

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Wild Rift patch 3.3b is here — with Samira and Sion officially releasing and the game’s rebalancing revealed. The developers buffed Gragas an considerable amount, while the newly-launched Kassadin has been nerfed alongside Yuumi. Here’s the full notes.

Since Wild Rift patch 3.3b is on the smaller ends of updates, outside of the release of Samira and Sion, don’t expect anything too groundbreaking. The bigger updates tend to occur during the number changes, with the most recent being Wild Rift patch 3.3.

The biggest change of this particular patch, or at least the most controversial, is easily the buffs to AP Gragas — where Riot is returning the bruiser back to the top of the food chain. The rest of the patch balances powerful picks — like the newly-released Kassadin — alongside providing weaker champions and runes more breathing room.

Here’s everything you need to know about Wild Rift Patch 3.3b.

What’s changed in Wild Rift patch 3.3b?

Samira and Sion release in Wild Rift

Two new champions release during Wild Rift patch 3.3: Samira and Sion. The duo, who couldn’t be more different, are both releasing on August 26, 2022 at 00:01 UTC.

For those unfamiliar with these champions, here’s a brief summary of their kits.

Samira plays as a marksman in the duo lane who has a steam rolling ultimate capabilities. She plays kind of like an ADC Katarina — she spins to win with her ultimate, and gains dash resets off of kills. However, she must stack her passive from E to S by chaining non-repeating abilities (and basic attacks) to activate her ult.

Sion is an absolute unit. He’s a split pushing menace, primarily playing in the Baron lane as a tank. He has a unique mechanic, coming back alive momentarily after death. During this zombie-like mode, Sion can only auto attack, but don’t underestimate his damage in this form.

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Massive Gragas buffs partner inevitable Yuumi nerfs

Leading the Wild Rift Patch 3.3b balance changes are the buffs towards AP Gragas alongside nerfs to Yuumi.

The developers buffed Yuumi three times in a row across recent updates and appeared surprised the champion was soon deemed overpowered.

As for the Gragas buffs, AP Gragas has a history of being quite strong in Wild Rift. Riot nerfed the pick many months ago, but they seem to want Gragas to become meta once again.

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Gragas’s new buffs push him up the rankings.

You can find the full Wild Rift patch 3.3b notes below, courtesy of Riot.

Wild Rift patch 3.3b notes

Champions

Blitzcrank

Rocket Grab (1)

  • Cooldown: 20/19/18/17 seconds → 18/17/16/15 seconds

Gragas

Happy Hour (P)

  • Heal Ratio: 6% maximum health → 7% maximum health

Drunken Rage (2)

  • Damage AP Ratio: 65% → 75%

Body Slam (3)

  • Damage AP ratio: 60% → 70%

Kassadin

Base stats

  • Health: 610 → 570
  • Health per level: 115 → 105

Kha’Zix

Taste Their Fear (1)

  • Isolated target damage increase: 110% → 110%

Lucian

Piercing Light (1)

  • Cooldown: 8/7/6/5 seconds → 9.5/8/6.5/5 seconds

Nautilus

Base stats

  • Movement speed: 325 → 330

Dredge Line (1)

  • Cooldown: 13/12/11/10 → 12/11/10/9
  • Missile speed: 16 → 18

Depth Charge Missile (4)

  • Acceleration start time: 2.5 seconds → 1 second
  • Cooldown: 70/60/50 seconds → 60/50/40 seconds

Shyvana

  • Health per level: 115

Burn Out (2)

  • Damage: 30/45/60/75 → 25/40/55/70

Tristana

Rapid Fire (1)

  • Cooldown: 18/17/16/15 seconds → 16/15/14/13 seconds

Explosive Charge (3)

  • Cast time: 2 frames → 1 frame

Varus

Living Vengeance (P)

  • Duration: 5 seconds → 5/6/7/8 seconds

Blighted Quiver Arrow (2)

  • Cooldown: 25 seconds → 22/20/18/16 seconds

Hail of Arrows (3)

  • Cooldown: 16/14/12/10 seconds → 13/12/11/10 seconds

Wukong

Warrior Trickster (2)

  • Increased range at which this dash can make it over walls

Yuumi

Bop ‘n’ Block (P)

  • Shield: 85-435 → 60-410

Zoomies (3)

  • Heal: 80/120/160/200 → 60/100/140/180

Runes

Demolish

  • Maximum health damage: 200+25% → 200+30%

Giant Slayer

  • Bonus damage: 1% bonus damage per 100 bonus max health, up to 10% (1000 Bonus max health) → 2% bonus damage per 100 bonus max health, up to 10% (500 bonus max health)

Nimbus Cloak

  • Duration: 2 seconds → 3 seconds
  • Movement speed: 5-35% → 10-40%

Nullifying Orb

  • Shield Power: 80 + 50% Bonus AD + 30% AP → 60 + 50% Bonus AD + 30% AP

Jungle Changes

Mountain Dragon

  • Armor and Magic Resist: 6+3%/12+6%/18+9% → 3+2%/6+4%/12+8%

Infernal Dragon

  • Ability Power and Attack Damage: 4%/8%/12% → 3%/6%/12%

Ocean Dragon

  • Regenerate missing health per 5s: 3%/6%/9% → 2%/4%/8%

Elder Dragon Buff

  • Burn damage per 1 second: 60 → 100

System Changes

Exhaust

  • Range: 7 → 5

Turret Plating

  • Turret plating end time: 6:30 → 7:00

Turret Damage

  • Outer Turrets Attack Damage: 182 ~ 332 →200~325 (0~17.5 minutes)

Turret Anti-Siege Mechanism Expiration

For the first 6:30 minutes → 5 minutes, the turret will gain bonus resistances when there are multiple nearby enemy champions.

  • 2 Champs: 10 armor/magic resist
  • 3 Champs: 50 armor/magic resist
  • 4 Champs: 150 armor/magic resist
  • 5 Champs: 250 armor/magic resist

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