Some of the meta bot lane champions: Rell, Thresh, Alistar, Kai’Sa, and Tristana are set to receive nerfs in League of Legends patch 11.7.
Bot lane might have been out shadowed by tank and melee champions in Season 11, but ADC champions like Jhin, Kai’sa, and Samira were having a great time with the new items. As Samira was nerfed multiple times, most of the games in both soloq and pro games were Jhin vs Kai’sa.
Riot however also gave some major nerfs to Jhin in preseason taking away most of his carry potential. Kai’sa on the other hand didn’t receive any change in the preseason and only received nerfs on her Q in patch 11.4. But even with the nerf Kai’sa currently has the highest pick rate among ADC champions.
Tristana’s story is a bit different. Even without any buffs/adjustments in the preseason and season 11, all of a sudden she became a meta ADC. She went from having a 7% pick rate to 18.1% in the current patch 11.6 while having a decent presence in the pro games as well.
On the other hand, some support champions are also having a great impact on the current meta. Hard engage supports like Thresh, Rell, and Alistar are pretty much dominating both the pro games and soloq.
Now, League of Legends’ Gameplay Design Director Mark “Scruffy” Yetter has confirmed that massive bot lane nerf is incoming on patch 11.7 featuring nerfs for Rell, Thresh, Alistar, Kai’Sa, and Tristana.
While these champions are set to receive nerfs, other bot lane champions: Ashe, Varus, and Braum are getting buffs on LoL patch 11.7.
- E stun duration: 0.75s >>> 0.5s
- W Shields: 60-220 >>> 60-180
- Q damage: 60-240 >>> 60-220
- E damage on attack: 35-290 >>> 20-275
- R Cooldown: 110-70s >>> 130-70s
- Base AD: 61 >>> 59