LoL Patch 10.22 Preview: seeking the end of Samira's terror kingdom

Once again, Riot Games’ Lead Gameplay Designer, Mark Yetter, brings us the first lines of a new version coming soon for League of Legends: Patch 10.22, the last patch of the 10th season.

Despite many of the changes and adjustments that this new Patch will bring are still to be clarified, we can see that the intentions of Riot Games are to finish stabilizing their game before the enormous changes coming up within the offseason.

10.22 Patch Preview. Last patch of the season and things are pretty stable.

This includes some of the champion adjustments that we started working on last week.

— Mark Yetter (@MarkYetter) October 19, 2020

As we can see in Mark Yetter’s tweet, four nerfs are, for now, coming with the next version: the first of them is Karthus, a champion that, according to the balance team, is “too strong in both Jungle and Mid in the Elite play”. You may don’t believe that statement since we haven’t seen this champion at Worlds, but remember that the World Championship is being played with the Patch 10.19.

Same thing happens with Zed and Lulu Top, both extremely strong in the highest elos, but the remaining nerfed champion, Samira, is a special case.

The newest AD Carry of the game keeps climbing in power as players are mastering here, previous nerfs weren’t enough, Riot says.

But the biggest indicator of how much we need this nerf comes through the analytics: Samira is being banned in more than 75% of the games. By far, the highest ban rate of the game.

Regarding the buffs list, we still don’t know the details of the adjustments that the videogame company plans to perform with Xayah, LeBlanc, and Sejuani.

Nevertheless, we can see that some of the most forgotten champions might rise again after the next Patch. That is the case of Nasus and Brand, whose improvements you can check in Mark Yetter’s tweet above.

Appart from the buffs and nerfs, Patch 10.22 brings some adjustments to Annie, Ashe, and Jinx. Everything is being tested on PBE right now, so many things can change the upcoming days. Keep tunned with us!

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