A series of major adjustments are on their way in Patch 10.3 and they’ll likely cripple one of League of Legends’ most popular champions in pro play.
Mark “Riot Scruffy” Yetter tweeted out a list of nerfs aimed directly at Akali. Akali’s Q, Five Point Strike, will have its energy cost per level drastically increased from 100/95/90/85/90 to 140/130/120/110/100. Her W, Twilight Shroud, will no longer provide a permanent movement speed boost while cloaked within the shadows and will instead provide a 30/35/40/45/50 percent decaying movement speed buff for two seconds once the ability has been cast. Lastly, Akali’s R, Perfect Execution, is now an enemy champion targeted ability instead of a free targeted one.
Scruffy mentioned that these nerfs have come about due to the champion dominating in high skill matches and pro play, but suffering in lower elo games. He hopes that these upcoming changes will balance her out.
“If these mechanics changes make her a more counterable champion at the top levels of play, we can give her some more conventional buffs to allow her to be viable in regular play,” Scruffy said.
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