League’s newest champion K’Sante receives his first buffs in the recent Patch 12.21 PBE.
Tank top laners are the most neglected archetype in League of Legends. The last time we received a tank top laner was Ornn back in 2017. And the previous top laner we received was Gwen. Furthermore, she wasn’t even a tank top laner but instead an AP bruiser.
As players desperately wanted a new tank top laner, Riot announced they would release one before the 2023 preseason. And this latest tank top laner would be K’Sante, The Pride of Nazumah.
As stated before, K’Sante is a tank top laner. Not only that, but he is also a bruiser hybrid. Alongside his damaging and shielding abilities, he also has a dash and a strong CC ability. However, although they look powerful in hindsight, K’Sante has a high-skill floor. Moreover, his damage was very underwhelming when compared to other champions.
Because of this, Riot ended up buffing him before his release in the newest Patch 12.21 PBE.
Read more: League of Legends Patch 12.21 Notes
- Passive – Dauntless Instinct
- health damage increased from 1% – 1.5% (lvl 1 – 11) to 1% – 2% (lvl 1 – 16)
- Q – Ntofo Strikes
- damage changed from 45 – 145 + 50% AD to 50 – 150 + 40% AD + 30% bonus armor and MR
- R – All Out
- first hit base damage increased from 34 – 100 to 35 – 105
- All Out conversion Armor/Mr to AD: 22.5% >>> 32.5%
These changes are being received very well by fans.
The passive buff makes K’Sante a powerful scaler. Before, he was only viable on mid-game. Now thanks to the buffs, he stays strong in both the mid and late phases of the game.
Furthermore, the Q buff is the change K’Sante needed the most, now with better base damage alongside strong armour and magic resist ratio. This adjustment will be why K’Sante will be strong at all game phases.
K’Sante’s ultimate is more of a transformation ability; once activated, he turns into a bruiser. He gains extra passive on his abilities. Moreover, K’Sante loses a percentage of max health, bonus armour, and bonus Magic Resistance. K’Sante earns attack damage, omnivamp, and transforms his abilities.