Riot Games is buffing Udyr and Nidalee while nerfing Kayn Rhaast in the upcoming patch 10.10.
Riot Games prioritized Jungle throughout the entire season 10. They changed jungle XP multiple times, brought a bunch of new champions into the jungle pool. And it seems like, Riot is planning to bring some more jungle changes in patch 10.10.
League of Legends lead gameplay designer Mark “Scruffy” Yetter tweeted today previewing the patch 10.10 where Udyr and Nidalee are getting buffs and Kayn Rhaast is getting nerfs in patch 10.10. All the changes are shipping for PBE soon and will hit the live servers on patch 10.10.
Udyr Buff Patch 10.10
- MOVEMENT SPEED 345 > 350
- HEALTH 593.32 > 594
- MANA 270.4 > 271
- MANA REGEN 7.506 > 7.5
Last time, Udyr received a proper buff was in patch 9.13 and didn’t receive any buffs until now. Many players might argue that in spite of giving him buffs, Riot should give him a VFX as his kit is kinda old and underwhelming to play. Although he has a 50% win rate, his pick rate is only 1%, which clearly shows why he is getting this buff in patch 10.10.
Nidalee Buff Patch 10.10
- Q: 0.4 ability power (1.2 ability power maximum) > 0.5 ability power (1.5 ability power maximum)
Nidalee might not be as unpopular as Udyr but her stats is quite low as well. As Nidalee is tough to master many players don’t usually find success specially in the lower elo. Thus, Riot is buffing her to make herself relevant in the meta even in the lower elos.
Kayn Rhaast Nerf Patch 10.10
- Passive: Healing 34.5-43% > 30-40% of damage dealt
Darkin Kayn is currently dominating in the patch 10.9, as he is having a massive presence in the Normal (Iron-Gold) elo. Many might debate why only Kayn Rhaat is getting nerfs and not the shadow form. But according to Riot, only Rhaast is overpowered in lower elo, not the shadow form. As a result, they are only nerfing Kayn Rhaast in patch 10.10.
Other Patch 10.10 Changes:
- Bot lane is getting heavily focused by Riot Games in patch 10.10
- Kled, Maokai, and Irelia are the Top Lane champions to receive changes in patch 10.10
- Diana and Katarina are the assassins to receive nerfs in patch 10.10
- Annie and Twisted Fate are the mages to receive buffs in patch 10.10