Akali and Lucian nerfed in League Spot 10.19 preview to prevent danger of taking over Worlds meta|Dot Esports
League of Legends lead gameplay designer Mark “Scruffy” Yetter showcased the detailed Spot 10.19 sneak peek today, breaking down the tentative nerfs and enthusiasts hitting the Rift.
With the 2020 World Champion only a couple of weeks away, Riot is prepping for the occasion by stabilizing the meta. And since Akali and Lucian “might take control of the Worlds meta” in their existing state, they made it on the nerf list.
Akali’s 5 Point Strike (Q) is taking a hit. This must make her laning weaker, requiring her to play safe in the early stages of a match. It’s likewise possible that a little less damage won’t suffice to keep her out of pros’ hands.
Lucian has actually also roamed into flex pick area, being gotten in the mid lane. Riot is targeting his ADVERTISEMENT per level, dropping it from 2.75 to 2.3. This AD nerf may make him less threatening to mages and assassins in the mid lane and force him back to the bot lane.
Yetter described that the two champions are at danger of being 100 percent pick-or-ban status at Worlds, which begins at the end of the month. So Riot wishes to get ahead of things with small nerfs that will still make them playable however not subdued.