Riot Games Confirms Sivir Mid-Scope Update Next in League of Legends
Recently, Riot rolled out mid-scope updates for Swain, Taliyah, and Olaf and players have been extremely happy with these changes. Now, attack-damage carry (ADC) champion Sivir is next in line for a mid-scope update, according to Principal Champion Designer August “August” Browning. He wrote on Twitter, “After Taliyah/Swain/Olaf the team has started up work on a few more mid-scope updates. Sivir is the next champ who'll be receiving one with more to come in the future! @RiotRayYonggi is working on her.”
Earlier in May, Browning and game designer Ezra “Phlox” Lynn confirmed that more mid-scope updates are coming players’ way in the coming months and Sivir happens to be the first one on the list.
In Season 12, Riot Games has reworked and brought back many forgotten champions in the League of Legends roster through its mid-scope updates. Mid-scope updates are not complete reworks of champions but are adjustments made on a smaller scale to the champions’ kits to help improve their pick and win rates. These updates are made in an attempt to revive these champions and bring them back into play on Summoner’s Rift in an attempt to give them back the luster they lost over time.
Sivir mid-scope update is coming to League of Legends
According to Browning, gameplay analyst Ray “RayYonggi” Williams will be working on the changes to Sivir’s kit as Riot Games hopes to give the “Battle Mistress” a power refreshment. Notably, RayYonggi has worked on Akshan, Lillia, Diana (2019), lethality (Season 10), and the lethality item system rework (Season 11) in the past.
On a about the Sivir update, the developer wrote, “Excited to work on Sivir! Pretty passionate about this project, I can answer some questions here in this thread if you have them.”
In the same thread, he replied to a now-deleted comment, making it clear that these mid-scope updates were passion projects.
“While I agree it’s valuable to know who players want a mid-scope for, allowing developers to identify a good opportunity and change a champion without it always being out of “necessity” means better results,” commented RayYonggi. “For example, Olaf, Sivir, and Swain were not objectively the most in need of mid-scopes, but good ideas came up first so there were opportunities. If we design out of necessity some of the love is lost and we might not always deliver an upgraded experience,” he added.
In LoL Patch 12.11, the following are the stats for Sivir, according to :
Win Rate: 49.24%
Pick Rate: 1.7%
Ban Rate: 0.1%
Riot Games has not given a specific date for the release of the Sivir mid-scope update. However, players can expect an announcement from the developers very soon.