Riot today released the next batch of patch notes for League of Legends, numbered 7.3. The patch notes describe the updates as a response mostly to professional play, as the esport leagues around that world that compete in League of Legends continue to grow, in terms of fan base and revenue stream.
League of Legends 7.3
Riot seems pretty happy with the introduction of lethality, but it has exposed edges in champions that maybe were not necessarily intended. So, patch 7.3 does not change the way lethality functions, or any items, but instead targets individual champions.
Camille had to be scaled back. That was for certain, and Riot continues to do so since releasing the totally overpowered champion back in December. Her abilities in 7.3 will be slightly nerfed across the board, lowering the cast bonus damage of her Q, the slow of her W, and the stun duration of her E, which also has an increased mana cost. Her R will also dissipates over 1 second after her death, instead of remaining for the full duration. Will these changes be enough to see her get back into competitive play, or will she continue to be banned outright?
Jayce will also receive some slight nerfs to his damage, and Kha’Zix’s Q bonus attack damage will be lower. Kha’Zix is meant to be a burst damage champion, but the earlier changes to the Voidreaver had him offering plenty of sustained damage in team fights as well. Riot’s goal is to mitigate that, without disabling his bursts on isolated targets.
LeBlanc’s passive will also scale slower after 7.3. Admittedly, she was becoming too powerful too quickly. So, while her late game remains unchanged, Sigil of Malice will have reduced damage from levels 1 to 13. Meanwhile, Malzahar’s voidlings will spawn on a slight delay, and slow as they increase their distance from the Prophet of the Void.
The much-banned jungler Rengar is also getting tweaked, of course. Battle Roar will no longer give immunity to crowd control effects, hopefully making it much more dangerous for Rengar to dive into team fights. Camouflage duration on his ultimate will be reduced, so Rengar junglers will have to be more tactical about when and how they use it. Also, Riot has recognized that players have been using the Q just to dash a little forward across the map, and they plan to nerfed the dash distance down because that “looks really dumb.”
More champion changes are in the full patch notes, as well as client updates and bug fixes. The practice tool will reportedly be rolling out later in this patch.