Riot hotfixes Syndra shortly after TFT patch 10.14 launches|Dot Esports
Less than 12 hours after the Teamfight Methods patch 10.14 went live, Syndra received a hotfix to her mana optimum.
An instant hotfix was applied in TFT this afternoon due to Syndra casting her supreme too quickly, and frequently.
Stephen “Mortdog” Mortimer was delighting in streaming TFT ranked this morning, while still on holiday, when the chat started tossing pitchforks at Syndra for being “broken.” Mortdog specifically played Syndra on stream with a Blue Enthusiast on her to evaluate her prospective brokenness. And it was found that Syndra’s lowered mana was popping off her supreme just a little bit too quick, making the Star Guardian champion rather effective.
Just a couple of hours later, it was revealed by Riot Green, item lead at TFT, that Syndra’s’ mana was getting pushed to 50 optimum from the previous 40. Her mana was pushed to 40 in spot 10.14 as a way to make up for the Star Guardian nerf, whereas her max mana was at 60 throughout spot 10.13.
“We do not wish to remove her as the star guardian bring, but she was casting a bit too frequently,” said Green.
Syndra is still strong in Sorcerer and Star Guardian in TFT, but the increase in max mana must decrease her ultimate just enough to not break the meta. The Star Guardian nerf wasn’t indicated to eliminate the compensation, just slow it down. However till the hotfix on Syndra went into impact, it was hard to inform a nerf took location at all.