Massive Nerfs Coming To Sion & Jinx In Patch 13.9

Fahim Shahriar
By Fahim Shahriar
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Jinx and Sion are getting some long-awaited nerfs in this patch.

The League of Legends Patch 13.9 preview is finally out; it appears that this patch will include some minor but significant changes.

Now that all the MSI changes are out of the way, Riot can focus on changing some of the unutilized champions in the game. They are also looking more toward Solo-Queue in this patch, as the previous patches were primarily focused on Professional Play.

First, we are finally getting the long-awaited mini-rework for Neeko and Kayle. Both these champions were underperforming for the last few months, and with the mini rework, Riot is looking to bring them back to the spotlight.

We are also getting some buffs for Aatrox, Amumu, Swain, Trundle, and Volibear in this patch. Lastly, Jinx and Sion are finally getting nerfed after months of waiting.

The League of Legends Dev team recently shared the change list for the upcoming patch on their Twitter page.

Read More: League of Legends Patch 13.9 Notes: New Changes, Release Date, and More

Patch 13.9 Nerfs

Here are all the nerfs coming to Patch 13.9,

Champion Nerfs

Jinx

  • Base Stats:
    • AD Growth: 3.4 >>> 3.15.

Jinx has been one of the or, if not the strongest, Marksmen in the game for the last couple of patches. In patch 13.8 alone, she has an almost 52% win rate with a solid 31% pick rate and 17% ban rate. Not only that, she is heavily prioritized in Professional play as well. So, it’s not surprising that she is getting nerfed.

Sion

  • Passive – Glory in Death:
    • Health Loss: 2-19 (1+1 per level) >>> 2.3-24.4 (1-1.3 per level).

If you were to single out one of the most annoying champions to face in Top Lane, it would likely be Sion. The champion can build Tank, Bruised, or even Lethality and still function thanks to his infinite max health gain and absurdly high AD ratio. Not only that, Riot buffed his Q damage in Patch 13.1; since then, he has been very strong in Solo Queue and Professional play. So, after months, Riot has finally noticed how strong Sion is, thus nerfing him this patch.

Release Date

The aforementioned nerfs will arrive at the live servers in Patch 13.9, which will be released on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

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 He enjoys playing Video Games, watching Anime, and browsing the internet for outdated memes.