League of Legends Hwei already hit with 11 nerfs before official release


Hwei Hit With Slew of Nerfs Even Before Release

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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League of Legends' new champion is Hwei, the Visionary who is set to join the game on 6th December.
Hwei is currently out for testing on the PBE and ahead of his official release, the developers have unleashed a flurry of nerfs on the new mage.

Riot Games unveiled newest champion Hwei, the Visionary, on 19th November during Worlds 2023. He is slated for release along with LoL Patch 13.24 which is set to be rolled out on 6th December. Though there is only one more week until we see the champion out on live servers, Riot Games developers are still scrambling and adjusting Hwei's kit ahead of his release.

Hwei, who is currently under testing in the Public Beta Environment (PBE), just received a bag full of nerfs since Riot thinks he is a tad bit too strong at the moment.

Hwei Strongly Nerfed on PBE Ahead of Release

Champion designer Myles "Emizery" Salholm took to the HweiMains subreddit on 29th November to talk about the slew of nerfs coming players' in the next PBE patch.

He said, "Next PBE patch you should see a number of additional balance changes as a response to the attack and EW based changes earlier this week. Additionally, we're lowering Hwei's burst potential to allow for greater casting cadence allowing him to combo spells more frequently and play a bit more aggressively mid-late game."

The developers are reverted the QQ ability's Ability Power (AP) ratio nerf as scaling was hit a little too strong.

Having said all that, here are the nerfs done to Hwei's kit on the PBE:

P - Signature of the Visionary:

  • [NERF] Base Damage :: 35-200 >>> 35-180

  • [BUFF] AP Ratio :: 25% >>> 30%

QQ - Devastating Fire:

  • [NERF] Base Damage :: 60/95/130/165/200 >>> 60/90/120/150/180

  • [NERF] Max Health Damage :: 4/5/6/7/8% >>> 4/4.5/5/5.5/6%

QW - Severing Bolt:

  • [NERF] AP Ratio :: 30% >>> 25% (90% peak >>> 87.5% peak)

  • [BUFF] Missing Health Bonus :: 200/225/250/275/300% >>> 200/237.5/275/312.5/350%

QE - Molten Fissure:

  • [NERF] Damage per Second AP Ratio :: 30% >>> 25%

WW - Pool of Reflection:

  • [BUFF] Shield Base Amount :: 80/100/120/140/160 >>> 90/110/130/150/170

E - Subject: Torment:

  • [BUFF] Cooldown :: 17/16/15/14/13s >>> 15/14/13/12/11s

EQ - Grim Visage:

  • [NERF] AP Ratio :: 70% >>> 55%

EW - Gaze of the Abyss:

  • [NERF] AP Ratio :: 70% >>> 55%

  • [NERF] Root Duration :: 1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.25s >>> 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2s

EE - Crushing Maw:

  • [NERF] AP Ratio :: 70% >>> 55%

  • [CHANGE] Does a little "bump up" on units in the center

R - Spiraling Despair:

  • [NERF] DoT AP Ratio :: 10% >>> 5% (30% total >>> 15% total)

Players should note that all of these above-mentioned changes are still subject to change before Hwei officially releases on 6th December. In the meantime, if you are unclear of what the champion's abilities are, you may head over to our 'League of Legends Hwei: Abilities & Cheat Sheet Explained' article to understand them better.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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