Riot Shares Massive Miss Fortune Changes for Patch 12.17

Riot reveals some upcoming Miss Fortune changes that will buff her crit builds while adjusting the lethality builds simultaneously.

Since Worlds 2022 is on the horizon, Riot Games are planning to make many significant changes to a couple of champions. The first champion to receive said changes is Miss Fortune.

Miss Fortune is one of the popular ADC in League of Legends. She currently has one of the highest win rates in this game, with over 51.58%. But her builds are odd if you compare them to most other ADCs. While other ADCs mostly opt for crit builds, Miss fortune, on the other hand, entirely goes for lethality builds.

Miss Fortune is a very inconsistent champion if the player builds crit. She is mainly about the E spam with lethality in the current meta, with minimal skill expression.

As Miss Fortune is dull to watch in a pro game right now, Riot Games will change her kit, which will buff her crit builds and adjust her lethality so that it’s not totally unviable.

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The Associate game designer for Riot Games, Tim “Truexy” Jiang, shared what they were changing for Miss Fortune.

Miss Fortune Changes

“Making Q Max and Crit a bit less unfortunate.”

Q – Double Up

  • Physical Damage: 20/40/60/80/100 (+100%AD) (+35% AP) >>> 20/45/70/95/120 (+100% AD) (+35%AP)
  • Cast Time: 0.25s >>> Matches Basic Attack Time

W – Strut

  • Mana Cost: 45 >>> 35
  • Attack Speed: 40/55/70/85/100% >>> 50/65/80/95/110%

E – Make it Rain

  • Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 >>> 18/17/16/15/14
  • Full Damage (8 – tick): 80/115/150/185/220 (+80%AP) >>> 70/100/130/160/190 (+100% AP) 
  • Slow: 40/45/50/55/60% >>> 50% (+4% per 100 AP)

R – Bullet Time

  • Bonus Critical Chance Damage: 20% of each wave’s damage >>> 30%

One of the huge changes for Miss Fortune will be her cast time for her Q. Currently, her Q has a cast time of 0.25 secs. This cast time might not seem like much but synchronizing her Q with her auto attack is inconsistent. Alongside the cast time changes, it also has more physical damage buffs. Especially for mid to late-game scenarios, it’s a massive buff.

Miss Fortune’s W mana cost is reduced from 45 to 35. This change will mainly affect the early game skirmishes since she can easily spam the ability. Not only that, this change should push her lethality build more towards maxing out her Q rather than maxing out her E.

Her W attack speed was also buffed. This change is primarily to make crit and attack speed builds more viable.

While Miss Fortune’s E is getting nerfed overall, it’s also getting a slight buff. The cooldown for her E is getting nerfed, and the damage is severely nerfed if the player is not using any AP items. As for her buff, her E is getting increased slow, which will help, especially in early-game fights.

For her ultimate, they are increasing her bonus damage from 20% to 30%.

One thing to note is that they are adding AP ratios to her E’s slow and increasing AP ratios to her E’s full damage. So now, if a player builds AP items with Miss Fortune, they can take even more advantage of her E and a little bit with her Q.

So, even though it’s uncertain whether going full AP on Miss Fortune is viable, similar to Kai’sa, it sure is interesting.

Release Date

According to Riot, the change will go live on Patch 12.17, scheduled to release on Thursday, Sept 8, 2022.

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