Viego has been subject to many changes and the latest patch will bring even more nerfs in League of Legends Patch 11.17.


League of Legends Patch 11.17 Early Notes and Updates Revealed

Nutan Lele
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Viego, Lucian, Amumu, Gangplank, and Akshan are to get major adjustments this patch.
Ekko, Evelynn, Lissandra, and Nami will be getting buffs.
The patch is expected to go live on 25th Aug 2021.

The League of Legends (LoL) patch 11.17 is set to go live in a few days. Some early changes for the update are hitting PBE servers. This patch brings much-awaited nerfs to Viego along with Graves, Irelia, Leona, and Zed. Ekko, Evelynn, Lissandra, and Nami are some of the champions receiving buffs in patch 11.17. There are some item changes and tweaks to Fleet Footwork. The patch will also see new Crime City skins. The next Season 11 update, LoL patch 11.17, is expected to roll out on schedule on Wednesday, 25th Aug 2021.

LoL Patch 11.17 Details

Viego, the Ruined King came out in patch 11.2 and since then, Riot has to implement a number of bug fixes and balance tweaks. Since his release, Viego has received a total of 11 changes in patches. Players have been calling for the champion to be nerfed and he has been disabled for multiple pro events including MSI 2021. Riot has finally decided to nerf his auto attack range, passive healing, camo radius, and slow duration. However, they are buffing his crit scaling by 0.25.

Viego has been quite popular across elos and over the patches his winrate has also dropped overall.

Akshan is getting a number of bug fixes and a nerf on his Heroic Swing (E). Amumu’s tankiness is getting nerfed, with reductions to his base health and armor.

Gangplank is getting crit adjustments with his Parrrley (Q) now counting as a ranged basic attack and Powder Keg (E) is getting a buff. Gangplank can now deploy up to five barrels at max level and benefits from crit strike at 125% effectiveness. Lucian has gone through a small update adding a new ability to his passive. His base AD was nerfed by 2 and mana cost on Ardent Blaze (W) were reduced. His allies can proc Lucian’s new passive ability, Vigilance, that empowers his next two basic attacks when buffed by them. However the champion’s ultimate is getting nerfed.

Among the nerfed champions, Graves’ Q mana cost is up, Irelia’s Q healing is down, Leona W’s bonus armor/MR has been nerfed and Zed’s Q damage scaling is down. Jungle Ekko got a buff with more passive damage to monsters, Evelynn’s ultimate cooldown has been reduced, Nami’s base health has been increased, and W Mana costs are down.

Fleet Footwork’s ranged healing from minions effectiveness has reduced to 10% from 20%. The healing has been buffed and with a new melee healing effect (30%).

Item Changes

  • Divine Sunderer

    Attack damage nerfed to 35 from 40.

  • Hullbreaker

    Health buffed to 400 from 300.

  • Serpent’s Fang

    Lethality nerfed to 12 from 18.

  • Wit’s End

    On-hit magic damage 15-80 (linear scaling levels 1-18) changed to non-linear scaling (15 levels 1-8, 25-80 levels 9-18).

  • Youmuu’s Ghostblade

    Attack damage nerfed to 55 from 60

    Added 15 ability haste

    New build recipe (2900 gold)

    - Serrated Dirk

    - Caulfield’s Warhammer

    - 700 gold

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