Riot Nerfs AP Twitch On LoL Patch 13.5

Shadman Sabik Zaim
By Shadman Sabik Zaim
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The AP Twitch build is getting slashed in Patch 13.5 of League of Legends.

Riot has been working to change League of Legends quite a bit in Season 13. The preseason kicked it off with jungle changes, including pets and more. Also, we have had many mini-reworks and the Aurelion Sol CGU, and many other champion changes.

There have also been many changes system wise as well, like the new party chat, ranked changes and so on. It seems that Riot is moving towards trying to balance and improve the game. Much work still needs to be done, but Riot is trying to improve things as new metas develop, and outliers emerge.

One of these outliers for the past few patches has been AP Twitch. This particular build has been a nuisance as it has been prominent in ARAM and the Support role for Summoner’s Rift. Hence, Riot is releasing a minor nerf to allieviate the frustration caused by AP Twitch.

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AP Twitch Nerf Patch 13.5

Let’s start with the change to the champion first before talking about it further. Spideraxe revealed the changes in the current PBE cycle.

  • E – Contaminate:
    • AP Ratio: 35% >>> 30%.

While this might seem a small nerf, it could be more significant than people think. This nerf could make it more of a fringe build instead of a nuisance as it is currently. AP Twitch’s damage largely comes from his E, and nerfing the AP ratio on that is pretty big.

However, without looking at the full data behind the nerf, it cannot be said how much the change will exactly amount to. Regardless, it’s good that Riot still pays attention to champions impacting Solo Queue. Let’s hope AP Twitch becomes less annoying in the process.

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By Shadman Sabik Zaim Deputy Editor
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Shadman is a Deputy Editor of League of Legends and other Riot IPs (excluding VALORANT) at GameRiv. He is a computer science and engineering graduate who got into games pretty early. Also, he takes pride in trying multiple types of games and got into League of Legends pretty early. Games, Board Games, Writing, Music, and Sports are his passions and hobbies.