Riot to nerf Turbo Chemtank once again in patch 11.9

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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League of Legends’ tank Mythic item Turbo Chemtank is scheduled to receive nerf once again in patch 11.9.

Because of how “overpowered” tank items were at the start of the 2021 preseason, Riot had to nerf and adjust most of the tank items multiple times. As Turbo Chemtank replaced Righteous Glory to become a tank mythic item, it also received some notable nerfs.

Turbo Chemtank was immediately hotfix nerfed after its release and later received a major adjustment on Patch 11.2. In the new changes, Riot lowered its cost while increasing the Ability haste and Magic Resistance.

League of Legends players soon figured out how overpowered Turbo Chemtank had turned into and started to abuse the item on champions like Hecarim and Udyr in both the pro games and solo queue.

Even with the nerf on Patch 11.7, where Riot reduced its supercharged bonus movement speed to 60%, Turbo Chemtank remained a “broken” item on both Hecarim and Udyr. Hecarim still has a massive 60.8% ban rate in Plat+ Elo because of Turbo Chemtank, and Udyr is also doing pretty well in the current patch 11.8.

Furthermore, after the new rework, Rammus has also started to abuse the Turbo Chemtank as well.

At this point, when everyone is complaining about how the League of Legends meta has turned into “who has the fastest jungler,” Riot has apparently pushed a Turbo Chemtank nerf on PBE that might make a lot of players happy.

Turbo Chemtank Nerf

  • Supercharged active move speed lowered from 60% to 40%
Turbo Chemtank Nerf
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It will be the second time where Riot is targeting its Supercharged active movement speed. This time in patch 11.9, Riot is planning to lower the move speed to 40% from 60%.

The changes are currently on the PBE for testing purposes, and there’s a chance that the nerfs will not go into the live servers. However, if the changes do go live, we might finally see an end to the Udyr and Hecarim jungle meta.

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Ali Ahmed Akib is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of GameRiv. Akib grew up playing MOBA titles, especially League of Legends and is currently managing the editorial team of GameRiv.