- League of Legends’ next patch will be released on April 5
- Most nerfs include small tweaks on base stats or one or two abilities
- This might still have a great impact on the champions’ performance
League of Legends’ Patch 13.7 will be arriving soon and with it a ton of champions will be hit by nerfs, shaking up the game’s meta.
Many Nerfs Are Incoming
Online competitive games are in constant need of re-balancing, and Riot has set its sites on a major such balancing with League’s upcoming update. The game’s lead designer, Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison, recently shared a detailed list of the champions that will be getting hit by the ban hammer when Patch 13.7 drops next week. The list includes major overhauls for champions like Rammus, Olaf, Vi, and Annie, all of whom are considered top in their respective roles’ meta.
Although the nerf list includes a lot of champions, not all of them will be getting major changes. Some, like Rammus, Lee Sin, Annie, or Zeri, will only see minor nerfs to their basic stats or a couple of their abilities. Despite that, these changes may have a significant impact on how these champions perform.
For example, Annie will receive a longer cooldown for her E ability, and the amount of shield on it will also be diminished. This could have a serious impact both on her laning phase and in team fights. Meanwhile, Rammus will have a much lower max level converter on his W, which is his main ability, that could hurt him considerably.
Olaf is yet another champion that will receive a slight debuff that might have huge consequences for his performance. His Q will deal less damage and have a slightly lower cooldown following the release of Patch 13.7 next week. The champion will also have a smaller passive attack speed, as well as receive a longer cooldown on his ult. When looking at the stats of some of these champions, like Annie, who is the second-strongest mid laner with a 52.91% win rate, according to a League stat site U.GG, it’s easy to see why they might need some slight nerfs. For better or for worse, the above-mentioned champions will most likely see a noticeable drop in their wins after Patch 13.7 goes live next week. That is if Riot finally manages to fix the mana bugs that have been plaguing League of Legends for the past couple of weeks.