Massive Nerfs Coming To Sejuani, Vi, Lee Sin, Zeri & Others in Patch 13.7

Fahim Shahriar
By Fahim Shahriar
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Riot is nerfing some S-tier Junglers in preparation for the upcoming MSI.

The League of Legends Patch 13.7 preview is finally out; from the looks of it, we are in for a ton of changes.

With little time remaining before MSI, Riot is focusing on the meta for MSI. Patch 13.7 will be almost entirely focused on MSI meta development. Thus the patch will contain changes primarily geared toward Professional Play.

First of all, champions like Azir, Graves, Kalista, Yasuo, and a few more will receive some buffs. These champions have been underwhelming for the last few patches, so Riot is giving them some buffs to put them back in the spotlight.

We are also getting some nerfs in this patch. Riot is nerfing most of the S-tier Juglers in this patch. The Jungle meta has been pretty stale recently, with only a few champions picked and banned in Professional play. Riot is toning those champions down to make room for more champions. Additionally, they are nerfing some of the overpowered champions as well.

And lastly, we are getting the new Cats Vs. Dogs skins for Nidalee, Kled, Yuumi, and Kindred.

Riot Phroxzon, the Lead Designer of the League Balance Team, recently shared the change list for the upcoming patch on his Twitter page.

Read More: League of Legends Patch 13.7 Notes: New Changes, Release Date, and More

Patch 13.7 Nerfs

Here are all the nerfs coming to Patch 13.7,

Champion Nerfs

Annie

  • E CD: 12-8s >>> 12-10s
  • E Base Shield: 60-220 >>> 60-200

Annie is currently terrorizing Solo-Queue, especially the support variant. She currently has almost a 54% win rate in Solo-Queue with a 10% ban rate. Which is very high considering how simple of a champion Annie is. Which is why Annie is getting nerfed in Patch 13.7.

Lee Sin

  • Base AD: 68 >>> 66
  • Base Armor: 36 >>> 34

One of this patch’s more controversial nerfs appears to be the Lee Sin nerfs. He is a champion beloved by the community that was out of the meta for a while, but with the recent buffs, he returned to the meta. And it now appears like Riot is attempting to remove Lee Sin from the meta once more.

Olaf

  • Passive Attack Speed: 60%-100% >>> 50%-100%
  • Q Damage: 70/120/170/220/270 >> 65 / 115/165/215/265

Olaf is undoubtedly one of the best Top laners in the game right now. He is a simple champion with massive amounts of damage and healing, and he, honestly, is frustrating to deal with. Once he gets ahead, there is no stopping Olaf, and thanks to his ultimate ability, he is literally unstoppable.

Vi

  • Q Damage: 110-310 (+140% BAD) >>> 90-290(+160% BAD)
  • E Damage: 10-90(+110% AD)(+90%AP) >>> 0-60 (+120% AD)(+100% AP)

The Vi nerfs are a long time coming. She has been incredibly strong in both Solo-Queue and Professional play over the past few patches. Now, she is finally getting nerfed.

Rammus

  • W % Bonus Armor: 40/55/70/85/100% >>> 40/50/60/70/80%

Rammus might not be the best champion in higher levels of play, but he is very good in the lower tiers of play. He is currently dominating the lower ELOs. He currently holds an almost 55% win rate on Bronze and Silver, which is absurd. And he is pretty easy to play. So, it’s no surprise he is getting nerfed.

Sejuani

  • Passive Elite Monster Damage Cap: 300 >>> 250
  • Q CD: 18/16.5/15/13.5 / 12 >>> 19 / 17.5/16/14.5/13
  • R CD: 120/100 / 80 >>> 130/110/90

Sejuani has escaped the nerf hammer for the last couple of patches, but it seems it has finally caught up to her. The champion has been strong for a while now in both Solo-Queue and Professional play. So it was quite surprising to many players that she didn’t get nerfed. But now, she is finally getting nerfed.

Thresh

  • Q Cooldown Refund on Hit: 3 seconds >>> 2 seconds

The recent Q – Death Sentence buffs made him a tad too strong. So Riot is nerfing Thresh by decreasing the uptime on the ability.

Veigar

  • Q AP Ratio: 60% >>> 45/50/55/60/65%
  • W AP Ratio: 100% >>> 70/80/90/100/110%
  • R AP Ratio: 75% >>> 65/70/75%

Veigar, as a champion, has always been frustrating to play against. His infinite Ability, Power scaling, good Crowd Control, and fantastic Zone control make him a pretty strong pick in most situations. But the Veigar range buffs on Patch 13.4 have made him even stronger. And even with the nerfs in the last patch, he still is strong. So he is getting another batch of nerfs.

Wukong

  • Base AD: 68 >>> 66
  • W CD: 22/19.5/17/14.5/12 >>> 22/20/18/16/14
  • E Bonus AS: 40/45/50/55/60% >>> 35/40/45/50/55%

Wukong right now is one of the strongest Jungler right now, apart from Jarvan IV. He currently holds one of the highest win rates of all Junglers, with a 51.22% win rate and a 12% pick rate. Additionally, he has an 11% ban rate.

So, it’s no surprise he is getting nerfed.

Zeri

  • HP Growth: 115 >>> 110
  • P Shield Steal: 60% >>> 50%
  • R AD Ratio :: 100% >>> 85%

Although Zeri didn’t receive direct nerfs in the last patch, she received some indirect ones. But apparently, it wasn’t enough, so she is getting some direct nerfs in this patch.

System Nerfs

Rod of Ages

Catalyst of Aeons

  • Total Cost: 1100 >>> 1300
  • Health 225 >>> 300
  • The total cost of Rod of Ages and Abyssal Mask is unchanged

Rod of Ages is presently one of the best Mage mythic items in the game, if not the best. Almost every Mage, not only scaling mages, use the item. It provides too many stats for the price, and honestly, it deserved a nerf.

Release Date

The aforementioned nerfs will arrive at the live servers in Patch 13.7, which will be released on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

Shahriar is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv. He enjoys playing Video Games, watching Anime, and browsing the internet for outdated memes.