Riot Nerfs Aatrox, Fiora, K’Sante, Yuumi, and Others in Patch 13.1

Riot has confirmed that in patch 13.1, they will give some much-deserved nerfs to Aatrox, Dr Mundo, Fiora, K’Sante, Rammus, Yuumi, and Zeri.

The upcoming patch 13.1 will be the first significant update for the highly anticipated season 13 of League of Legends.

In the preseason 13 update, we received many new additions and adjustments. Some of the notable updates are the jungle changes and item adjustments. Riot added new jungle pets for the jungle changes that replace the Emberknife and Hailblade. Furthermore, the Smites do not heal the players anymore. Only the new jungle pets can now provide heals to their respective junglers.

And for items, Riot not only added new items like Jak’Sho and Heartsteel but also re-added some old items like Rod of Ages, Spear of Shojin, Iceborn Gauntlet, etc. Moreover, they also adjusted many items like Ravenous Hydra, Turbo Chemtank, Sunfire Aegis, etc.

As the preseason period is a testing ground for the ranked season, Riot has adjusted all the new changes in the preseason patch 12.22 and 12.23. And as the ranked season is finally on the horizon, Riot has announced all the upcoming changes coming to season 13.

A Designer on the Summoner’s Rift Team, RiotPhlox, announced that they would be nerfing eight different champions in patch 13.1. These champions are, Aatrox, Dr Mundo, Fiora, K’Sante, Rammus, Yuumi, and Zeri.

Read more: League of Legends Patch 13.1 Notes.

Champion Nerfs Patch 13.1

Aatrox Nerfs

  • Passive Damage: 5-12% >>> 4-10%
  • E Healing During R: 25/30/35/40/45 >>> 20/24/28/32/36
  • R Movement Speed: 60/80/100% >>> 50/65/80%

Aatrox has been a force to be reckoned with since the end of season 12. Thanks to the healing his kit provide and the omnivamp items, he has been the strongest bruiser in League of Legends. Moreover, with the Ravenous Hydra buffs in the preseason, he got even more broken to the point where his ban rate exceeds his pick rate.

Additionally, Aatrox has a win rate of 50.13% and a pick rate of 12.6%. However, his ban rate is an overwhelming 25.4%. Due to the community’s rampant outrage, Aatrox will finally be nerfed in patch 13.1.

Dr Mundo Nerfs

  • Base HP: 653 >>> 613
  • Armor Growth: 4.2 >>> 3.7
  • E Bonus AD: 2.5/3/3.5/4/4.5% max health >>> 2/2.5/3/3.5/4% max health

Before Dr Mundo’s mid-scope update in patch 12.23, he was a below-average champion. At that time, his pick rate was only 1.7%, and his ban rate was similarly 0.5%. His issue at the time was beside his passive, his kit was fragile. He could not keep up with the meta, so Riot gave him a mini rework in patch 12.23.

After his mini-rework, his win, pick, and ban rates skyrocketed. Furthermore, thanks to the new and adjusted tank items, his win rate accelerated so much that he is currently one of the best top lane champions in the game in terms of win rate.

Currently, his win rate is overwhelmingly 52.71%. And while his pick rate is only 8.6%, his ban rate is over 14.0%. Because of this, he will receive a nerf in the upcoming season 13 patch.

Fiora Nerfs

  • Passive Damage: 3 +(4.5% per 100 bonus AD) >>> 3 +(4% per 100 bonus AD)
  • Q Damage: 95/100/105/110/115% bonus AD >>> 90/95/100/105/110% bonus AD

Fiora is one of the game’s most consistent and strong top-lane champions. Her consistency comes from her counters, as no melee champions can beat her in the lane. The only characters who can properly beat Fiora are ranged champions. Furthermore, she hasn’t received many updates recently. The only significant update she received was in the durability patch. Besides that, she only received one minor nerf in patch 12.12.

Additionally, her win rate increased after the addition of Spear of Shojin and the buff towards Ravenous Hydra. Currently, her win rate is over 51.6%. Moreover, her pick rate is 10.5%, but her ban rate is an overwhelming 36.0%. As she has a high win and ban rate, she will receive massive nerfs in the upcoming patch 13.1.

K’Sante Nerfs

  • Base Movement Speed: 335 >>> 330
  • Passive Damage: 10-25 >>> 5-20
  • W Min Damage: 4.25/4.5/4.75/5/5.25 target’s max HP >>> 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3% target’s max HP
  • Maximum Physical Damage: 8.25/8.5/8.75/9/9.25% target’s max HP >>> 7./7.25/7.5/7.75/8% target’s max HP

K’Sante is the newest champion released in League of Legends. And ever since Riot added him, he instantly became one of the champions with the lowest win rate due to his complexity and underpowered stats. Even with the new tank items released in patch 12.22, he was still considered an underpowered champion. So Riot buffed him in patch 12.23.

While patch 12.23 only buffed his scaling, it turned him from a D-tier champion to an S+ tier champion in the plat+ ELO. Currently, his win rate is 50.24%, and his pick rate is only 8.8%. However, his ban rate is over 19.5%.

Rammus Nerfs

  • Attack Damage: 56 >>> 53
  • Base HP: 634 >>> 614
  • W Percent Bonus Resists now amps Flat Resists from W
  • W Armor: 40 >>> 25
  • Perc Armor: 60/70/80/90/100% >>> 40/55/70/85/100%

Since the preseason 2023 is considered to be tank meta, Rammus would be a strong pick without any question. Before the nerf in patch 12.23B, Rammus has been steadily receiving a lot of buffs. And even after his nerfs, thanks to all the over-tuned tank items.

Rammus is currently the second-best jungle champion in terms of win rate, with 52.98%. While his pick rate is underwhelming at 5.2%, his ban rate is high at 18.2%. To bring him back to the standards, Riot will be giving Rammus some needed nerfs in the upcoming patch 13.1.

Yuumi Nerfs

  • Q Damage: 50/90/130/170/210/250 >>> 50/80/110/140/170/200
  • Empowered Damage: 60/110/160/210/260/310 >>> 60/100/140/180/220/260

Since her release, Yuumi has been one of the most controversial champions in the game. She is so despised that she holds the highest ban rate in League of Legends. The main reason for her high ban rate is her toxic playstyle.

RiotPhlox mentioned that her nerf would be smaller as her rework is on the way. While her win rate is only 47.28%, her ban rate is overwhelmingly 34.4%. Riot will give her some nerfs in the upcoming patch to reduce her ban rate.

Zeri Nerfs

  • AD Growth: 1.5 >>> 1.3
  • Q Damage: 15/18/21/24/27 >>> 15/17/19/21/23

While it hasn’t even been a year since Zeri was introduced, she has received more updates, adjustment, and mini-reworks than champions who was released before her. She had one of the highest win rates in the game at one point, and at another time, she had the least win rate in League of Legends. And with the recent mini-rework, she has again become a powerful champion.

Zeri currently has over 50.38% win rate. Furthermore, her pick rate is a respectable 9.2%. Because of her average win and pick rate, her nerfs won’t be as significant as others.

Release Date

Patch 13.1 is scheduled to release on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023.

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