Riot Games confirms that Viego is getting some massive nerfs on League of Legends patch 11.17.
League of Legends’ one of the most anticipated champions Viego, The Ruined King made his debut on the Summoner’s Rift earlier this year. However, due to his unique passive, Sovereign’s Domination, Viego is currently one of the most annoying champions to play against in League of Legends.
Riot however already gave Viego multiple changes over the last few patches. One of the first major changes he received was on patch 11.13 where Riot shifted his power from Mid lane to Jungle.
Although Riot did achieve their goal of shifting his role, after that change, he became an even more obnoxious jungler in League of Legends. Currently, he has a massive 38.9% ban rate in Plat+ Elo while having a 49.78% win rate and 13.5% pick rate. Furthermore, he also has a whopping 77.5% presence in the pro game as well.
League of Legends’ Lead Game Designer, Riot Jag has previewed the upcoming LoL patch 11.17. And it seems they are nerfing Viego along with some other soloq dominant champions like Irelia and Zed.
Viego Nerf Patch 11.17
- Auto Attack Range: 225 >>> 200
- Healing on taking a body: 8% (+.025 BAD) (+.015 AP) (+2.5 AS) >>> 3% (+.03 BAD) (+.02 AP) (+5 AS)
- Crit multiplier: .75 >>> 1
- Camo Reveal Radius: 400 >>> 450
- Slow duration: .5 >>> .25s
According to League of Legends’ Principal Champion Designer Riot August, the main goal of this nerf is to drain power from his resets, especially when behind or building tanky. Moreover, they are also trying to reduce the versatility of his auto-attack pattern by hitting the auto-attack range and camo radius. Lastly, Riot is also looking to shift him slightly towards crit builds.
Viego nerf will be available in patch 11.17 PBE for testing and full changes are scheduled to go live on Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021.