Massive bot lane nerf hits Rell, Thresh, Alistar, Kai’Sa, and Tristana on patch 11.7

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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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 outshadowed 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 solo queue and pro games were Jhin vs Kai’sa.

Riot, however, also gave some major nerfs to Jhin in the 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-engaged supports like Thresh, Rell, and Alistar are pretty much dominating both the pro games and solo queue.

Now, League of Legends Gameplay Design Director Mark “Scruffy” Yetter has confirmed that a 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.

Rell Nerf

  • E stun duration: 0.75s >>> 0.5s

Thresh Nerf

  • W Shields: 60-220 >>> 60-180

Alistar Nerf

  • Q damage: 60-240 >>> 60-220
  • E damage on attack: 35-290 >>> 20-275

Kai’Sa Nerf

  • R Cooldown: 110-70s >>> 130-70s

Tristana Nerf

  •  Base AD: 61 >>> 59

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