League of Legends’ 151st champion Samira is scheduled to receive yet another nerf in the upcoming patch 10.22.
Riot Games has been focusing on adjusting the ADC meta in the last couple of patches in season 10. However, after getting a lot of backlashes from the ADC mains, Riot attempted to rebalance the ADC meta first in patch 10.8, and later on patch 10.11.
Moreover, when the state of ADC was in question, Riot announced League of Legends’ new ADC Samira who has an insane amount of mobility. Because of her kit being overpowered, just after getting released, she was hovering around a 54% win rate in the Plat+ Elo. Therefore, Riot had to hotfix nerf her in patch 10.19, reducing her heath by 70, and lowering her base damage from her ultimate.
But that nerf didn’t stop her there, she still had a massive ban rate therefore Riot had to nerf her again in patch 10.21. They increased her Wild Rush’s cooldown and lowered its attack speed.
However, even with those two nerfs, currently on patch 10.21, Samira has an astonishing 75.8% ban rate worldwide. Furthermore, she also has a 51.27% win rate in the Plat+ Elo while having a 12.6% pick rate.
League of Legends’ lead gameplay designer Mark “Scruffy” Yetter has previewed the last patch before the preseason today. And it seems like they are planning on nerfing League’s new ADC once again in patch 10.22.
Samira Nerf Patch 10.22
- Base stats:
- AD: 59 >>> 57
- Armor: 28 >>> 26
Regarding the new Samira nerf Riot Scruffy said, “She’s still climbing in power as players are mastering her, previous nerfs weren’t enough.”
A lot of League players are already saying that Samira has far more broken kit than Aphelios who also encountered multiple nerfs in the past. Some players are even assuming that Riot might never able to balance her because of her Blade Whirl and Wild Rush abilities.
Unlike Samira, Ashe is also getting some adjustments or buffs in patch 10.22. All the new changes will hit PBE soon for testing and scheduled to go live on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020.