League of Legends Patch 10.19 changes were previewed and the update is bringing some changes to popular champions just prior to Worlds. League of Legends lead developer Mark Yetter tweeted out the upcoming changes, which you can see just below. Let's get into what the most important changes are, and what they mean for the meta.
League of Legends Patch 10.19 Changes Previewed
Akali and Lucian were clearly the target of the nerfs here. Both champions were recently buffed, and Riot Games seemingly admitted they were over-tuned. Lucian's nerf seems to hurt his scaling more than Akali's, as just five damage off of her Five Point Strike (Q) isn't game changing, but removing Lucian's scaling AD could be painful for him. Lucian has been flexed to the mid and top lane, and these nerfs could hurt his viability in those lanes.
One big change here is the nerfs to Caitlyn. Caitlyn has quickly become the most banned champions, sitting at just above 50% ban rate. Riot Games realized her power is ridiculous, and lowering her base AD as well has her Headshot damage increase seems fair. This will give other champions the chance to shine at Worlds.
Riot Games can't decide if they want Senna to be a viable ADC, so they are lowering her mist wraith spawn percentage again.