Riot is putting an end to Sona and Lux bot lane with the patch 10.17 nerf

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Sona and Lux are getting some major nerf in the upcoming patch 10.17 which might end their dominance in the bot lane.

With the recent buff of Spellthief’s Edge on patch 10.15 and Guardian buff on patch 10.12, Sona bot found her glory in the bot lane once again. But this time she is not paired with any tank support but with another mage Lux.

Lux and Sona bot is so dominant that they both have the highest and the second-highest win rate in League of Legends. Currently, on patch 10.16, Lux has an astonishing 62.23% win rate in the bot lane with a 2.0% pick rate. She also has a 53.39% win rate with a massive 11.2% pick rate in the support role as well.

On the other hand, Sona is also having a great time in patch 10.16 as she currently has a massive 55.03% win rate with a 7.0% pick rate. And based on the win rates Lux and Sona bot has to be the best duo in League of Legends at this moment.

However today, League of Legends’ lead gameplay designer Mark “Scruffy” Yetter tweeted previewing the upcoming patch 10.17. And it seems like, they are planning to put an end to Sona Lux bot lane with the patch 10.17 nerfs.

Sona Nerf Patch 10.17

  • Q: AP ratio 50 >>> 40%
  • E: Movement speed AP ratio (self and allies) 3% >>> 2% per 100 AP

Lux Nerf Patch 10.17

Prismatic Barrier (W):

  • Shield: 50-150 (+30% AP) >>> 45-125 (+35% AP)
  • Mana cost: 60 >>> 60-80
  • Extra shield at edge bug fix

As in this duo, Sona plays the role of mid to late game carry building full AP items and Lux is more of a support champion who max her W building support items, Riot is targeting both Sona’s AP and Lux’s W in patch 10.17.

Riot is reducing Sona’s Q AP ratio by 10% while her E movement speed AP ratio is also decreased to 2% per 100 AP. On patch 10.17, Riot is also planning to take away Lux’s ability on being the best support champion by lowering the W shield and increasing its mana cost.

With these new nerfs, the dominance of Lux and Sona support might come to an end in patch 10.17 which is scheduled to go live on Aug 19, 2020.

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