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The Review: Patch 9.7 Balance Change Analysis By the Numbers

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Hey all! Welcome back to The Review, where I use charts and numbers to talk about what Riot's most recent balance patch actually affected, and by how much.

Patch 9.7 was pretty diverse, with small-medium changes to a number of champions, items, and runes. Nothing particularly meta-shaping, but we could see some disruption in the top lane after buffs to multiple tanks. I'm sticking to the trend of keeping these short, so I picked out the changes that looked most interesting in Wit's End and the Domination tree changes.

Simple Champion Changes:

Champion Role Change WR 9.6 ⇒ WR 9.7 PR 9.6 ⇒ PR 9.7
Azir Middle Buff 46.17%   ⇒   46.86% 2.18%   ⇗   3.21%
Cho'Gath Top Buff 48.69%   ⇗   49.64% 1.46%   ⇗   2.49%
Dr. Mundo Top Buff 45.87%   ⇑   48.62% 1.19%   ⇑   5.30%
Dr. Mundo Jungle Buff 42.97%   ⇑   46.46% 0.12%   ⇗   1.10%
Garen Top Buff 48.46%   ⇗   50.57% 3.43%   ⇗   5.11%
Kayle Top Nerf 55.27%   ⇘   53.23% 13.04%   ⇘   9.98%
Kayle Middle Nerf 52.94%   ⇘   51.27% 1.39%   ⇒   1.61%
Leona Support Buff 49.18%   ⇒   49.59% 6.48%   ⇒   7.51%
Lissandra Middle Nerf 49.79%   ⇓   46.90% 8.25%   ⇓   4.41%
Morgana Middle Nerf 53.87%   ⇘   52.99% 2.96%   ⇒   3.12%
Morgana Support Nerf 51.11%   ⇘   50.30% 15.90%   ⇒   13.60%
Pyke Support Buff 48.24%   ⇗   49.37% 8.23%   ⇒   9.96%
Rumble Top Buff 49.26%   ⇗   50.96% 1.85%   ⇗   3.08%
Sylas Top Nerf 49.50%   ⇓   44.80% 4.37%   ⇘   2.81%
Sylas Jungle Nerf 47.88%   ⇓   40.90% 2.82%   ⇘   1.61%
Sylas Middle Nerf 50.97%   ⇓   45.44% 7.51%   ⇘   4.96%
Urgot Top Nerf 52.44%   ⇘   50.58% 10.21%   ⇘   6.91%
Urgot Jungle Nerf 50.06%   ⇘   48.51% 3.11%   ⇘   2.03%

Notes:

  • Kayle: Nerfs to her base stats for the second patch in a row, this time knocking her down by ~2%. Still a very strong performer, especially in the top lane.

  • Lissandra: A huge hit to solo queue Lissandra, tanking her WR and halving her PR all at once. She may finally leave the mid lane solo queue meta at all but the highest elos now.

  • Morgana: While I thought these nerfs would target her mid-lane performance, it actually appears to have had about an equal impact in both mid and support, losing just under 1% WR in each role.

  • Sylas: Yet another nerf, and this one may have been a little extreme. Sylas's WRs plummet in all 3 roles, and he becomes nigh unplayable in the jungle in his current state.


Wit's End:

The Change:

TOTAL COST: 2400 gold ⇒ 2900 gold

BUILD PATH: Recurve Bow + Negatron Cloak + Dagger + 380 gold ⇒ Recurve Bow + Negatron Cloak + >Dagger + 880 gold

ATTACK SPEED: 40% ⇒ 50%

MAGIC RESIST: 40 ⇒ 50

NEW:MOVEMENT SPEED: 5%

ON-HIT DAMAGE: 42 ⇒ 15-80 (levels 1-18)

NEW – HEALTH STEAL: Heal for the amount of on-hit damage dealt by Wit's End (33% effective for ranged) when the item holder is below half health

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REMOVED – MAGIC RESIST STEAL: Basic attacks no longer steal 6 magic resist (3 for ranged), up to 30

Wit's End Core Users WR by Slot Built, 9.7 (N 500+, PR>0.03)

Champion Role 1st Slot WR 2nd Slot WR 3rd Slot WR
Irelia Top 50.73% 56.35% 57.19%
Jax Top 62.68%
Kayle Top 55.79% 56.10% 61.54%
Kog'Maw Bottom 54.53% 57.60%
Master Yi Jungle 54.94% 64.65%
Neeko Top 50.93% 58.56% 59.39%
Shyvana Jungle 55.43% 58.99%
Teemo Top 50.41% 53.50% 54.68%
Udyr Jungle 57.49% 62.94%
Varus Bottom 54.16% 58.06%
Vayne Bottom 62.65%
Warwick Jungle 55.42% 62.59%
Yasuo Middle 49.79%

TL;DR: This is exactly what you love to see in an item rework. Generally the same users as the old Wit's End, but a significantly more broad set of use cases, and much better performance to boot. Looking like people build it most commonly as a third item, but it's not a bad choice second either.  


Domination 2nd Row Changes:

The Change:

patch 97 notes#patch runes - The Review: Patch 9.7 Balance Change Analysis By the NumbersReworks to Eyeball Collection, Ghost Poro, and Zombie Ward

Option WR by Role, Patch 9.7

Role Eyeball Collection Zombie Ward Ghost Poro
Top 47.72% 47.32% 48.84%
Jungle 47.88% 48.06% 47.78%
Middle 49.76% 49.27% 50.19%
Bottom 48.16% 45.54% 46.40%
Support 46.76% 48.49% 48.39%

Notes: I wanted to take a quick look at these, after the patch notes caught my eye last week. Even though Eyeball collection is currently the most popular of the three for nearly all champions, it's actually looking like Ghost Poro is performing better for solo laners in general, while Zombie Ward is the ideal pick for the vision control roles. We'll have to wait and see what happens to the WRs as the pick rates adjust, but it's interesting nonetheless.  


Sources:
LoLTheory.gg

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