Akali nerfs are likely coming in League of Legends Patch 9.2, as Riot Games' Andrei "Meddler" van Roon wrote Wednesday in a dev corner post.
According to Meddler, the changes will likely be more complex than a simple buff or nerf. Instead, the League of Legends development team will take a more nuanced approach, examining how counter play to Akali's rework develops and how she fares in pro matches as opposed to ranked matches.
First post of 2019!— Andrei van Roon (@RiotMeddler) January 9, 2019
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Some 9.2 and beyond balance targets
Should a few champs be able to go past level 18?https://t.co/xneb5xyaA5
Meddler listed 23 other targets likely to receive simple nerfs or buffs in League of Legends Patch 9.2, though he refrained from sharing specific changes. Check out the full list of balance targets below:
- Sunfire Cape
- Aurelion Sol
- Dr Mundo
- Oblivion Orb
- Relic Shield line
Changes in the longer term are planning to address AD Carry itemization and reducing the influence jungle has on a given League of Legends match. The team also plans to experiment with allowing some champions to break the level cap, reaching level 19 or 20.
Finally, Medler asked for feedback on his dev corner posts -- dubbed "Quick Gameplay Thoughts" itself: how often it should appear, and how long it should be.
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