League of Legends Patch 11.15 Preview: Viego and Gwen are Finally Getting Nerfs
League of Legends patch 11.15 preview is out and over 20 champions are receiving changes. Riot Games Lead Game Designer, Jeevun ‘Jag’ Sidhu, tweeted out some of the changes players can expect in the upcoming patch. A total of 20 champions are receiving buffs and nerfs while Rumble and Dr. Mundo are getting adjustments. The patch is expected to go live on 21st July 2021. New champion Akshan is also expected to debut in this patch. All changes mentioned in the patch preview are subject to change by Riot before patch 11.15 goes live on servers.
Major Changes in League of Legends Patch 11.15
Aurelion Sol, Irelia, Viego, Gwen, and Tristana are some of the champions receiving nerfs. Blitzcrank, Nidalee, and Caitlyn are among those receiving buffs in patch 11.15. Riot Jag noted in a follow-up tweet that Aurelion Sol's elite win rate in the last 2 patches had been 57.3% and 57.4%, the highest win rates of any champion in Elite MMR. However, this wasn’t true for his “one trick” rate, likely caused by a low play rate.
Irelia went through some major changes in the last patch to take away some of her early game power and snowball potential in pro play. However, these changes caused her win rate to skyrocket since patch 11.14’s release. As a result, Riot has decided to nerf the blade dancer.
Riot Jag also clarified that the Gwen nerf was aimed primarily at pros but her ban rate was “pretty high across all MMRs.” Hullbreaker, introduced in League of Legends patch 11.13, is also getting buffs in the next patch. Hullbreaker was decided especially for side laners in an attempt to help split pushers take down towers and enemies.
Along with Akshan, League will also be getting more Sentinel skins as part of the ongoing Sentinels of Light event. Thresh and Miss Fortune will also be getting “Ruined” cosmetics.
According to the patch schedule, League of Legends patch 11.15 is expected to go live on Wednesday, 21st July 2021. Matchmaking and competitive queues across all League of Legends servers will be disabled three hours before the upcoming Season 11 patch goes live.