League of Legends

24 Feb 2021

League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.0a: Balance Changes, Guardian Angel Nerf and New Free-To-Play Champion Rotation

League of Legends: Wild Rift is in the middle of its Yordle Expansion, but it also just received a new balance update – version 2.0A.

The update doesn't add any new content, but it does make some tweaks to some champions, items, and the free-to-play champion rotation.

League of Legends Wild Rift 2.0A Patch Notes

As per Riot's latest blog post:

Champions

AURELION SOL

This one’s coming in hot from a recent spike to Aurelion Sol’s winrate. From the desk of balance lead, Jonathan Chao: “I don’t know how to word it. Basically he could zoom everywhere before, just not change directions. Now he can zoom everywhere and change directions. We are nerfing him so he can change directions but at a slower move speed.”

(1) Starsurge

  • Bugfix: Aurelion Sol no longer gains 20% movement speed when Starsurge missile is fired

(3) Comet of Legend

  • Maximum passive move speed: 40% → 20%
EVELYNN

Evelynn’s push and roam power as a mid laner is just too much. On top of that, her (1) damage is generally pretty high. Haters gonna Hate Spike.

(1) Hate Spike

  • AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.45
  • Mana: 25/30/35/40 → 30/35/40/45
  • Damage to minions: 100% at all ranks → 35/40/45/50%
GRAGAS

Gragas is very tanky with great sustain in lane; we’re nerfing him so he doesn’t straight up win all trades against his lane opponents.

Base Stats

  • Health per level: 125 → 115

(P) Happy Hour

  • Cooldown: 7s → 8s

(1) Barrel Roll

  • Mana: 55/60/65/70 → 65/70/75/80
  • Minion damage: 70% → 50%
LEE SIN

The blind monk has been kicking up a fuss with his (1) range.

(1) Sonic Wave

  • Target range: 11 → 10
  • Base damage: 60/100/140/180 → 55/90/125/160
MISS FORTUNE

Miss Fortune is on the strong side, so we’re tuning her down a bit.

(1) Double Up

  • Base damage: 30/60/90/120 → 20/50/80/110

(2) Strut

  • Attack speed: 40/60/80/100% → 30/50/70/90%
SHYVANA

Shyvana has a lot of damage on her kit, and a lot of innate tankiness. We’re lowering some of her base stats and her elemental dragon-empowered bonuses.

Base Stats

  • Armor: 45 → 40

(1) Twin Bite

  • Slow (Mountain Dragon buff): 60% → 40%

(2) Burnout

  • Base damage: 25/45/65/85 → 25/40/55/70

(Ult) Dragon’s Descent

  • Dragon form bonus health (Ocean Dragon buff): 150/250/350 HP → 100/150/200 HP
WUKONG

Wukong’s jungle is very strong. We’re nerfing his clear speed and his element of surprise.

(2) Warrior Trickster

  • Invisibility time: 1.5s → 1s
  • Clone damage: 50% at all levels → 20/30/40/50%

(3) Nimbus Strike

  • Attack speed bonus: 35/40/45/50% → 25/35/45/55%

Items

GUARDIAN ANGEL

League of GA is coming to an end.

  • Total cost: 2800G → 3100G
  • Combine cost: 400G → 700G
  • Attack Damage: 45 → 40
  • Revive cooldown: 180s → 210s

Free-To-Play Champion Rotation

  • Jan 21 - Jan 27: Ahri, Amumu, Evelynn, Ezreal, Jax, Nami, Seraphine, Sona, Vayne, Wukong
  • Jan 28 - Feb 3: Alistar, Braum, Fiora, Gragas, Kai’Sa, Olaf, Singed, Twisted Fate, Vayne, Yasuo

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