League of Legends Patch 10.5 changes were detailed by Mark Yetter, the Lead Gameplay Designer, on Monday.
With the release of League of Legends Patch 10.5 scheduled in just one week, here are the League of Legends Patch 10.5 changes based on a tweet earlier today from Riot Games' Lead Gameplay Designer Mark Yetter.
League of Legends Patch 10.5 System Changes
Even more items are going to be changed on Patch 10.5, continuing the trend from the Bami's Cinder buffs in Patch 10.4. Among the items getting buffed are Titanic Hydra, Ravenous Hydra, Blade of the Ruined King and Boots of Swiftness.
Based on early reports, Ravenous Hydra will be getting additional life steal and damage on the Crescent active with Titanic Hydra getting a similar effect. Blade of the Ruined King will also deal more percent health damage if the user is a melee champion in an attempt to send the item into top lane.
In another effort to buff melee to laners and mid laners, turret plates will now also take more damage from melee champions. A few items will also receive nerfs, such as Boots of Mobility and Spelltheif's Edge and Spectral Sickle.
League of Legends Patch 10.5 Buffs
Quite a few champions will be receiving buffs, including Sona which will see the hotfix nerf in Patch 10.4 reverted. Among the buffed champions are Kayn, Graves, Lissandra, Neeko, Twisted Fate, Sivir, Kaisa, and Alistar, all champions that have struggled on the most recent series of patches to maintain relevancy in the meta.
Another round of buffs will also come to new jungle champions to increase the diversity of champions in the role. Darius, Mordekaiser, Poppy, and Brand will all be receiving buffs to their jungle clears in order to help them further cement their place in the jungle. This is the second round of jungle oriented buffs for both Darius and Mordekaiser.
League of Legends Patch 10.5 Nerfs
Only a handful of champions will receive nerfs on Patch 10.5, but very few of changes were expected by fans of the game. At the top of the list are nerfs to both Ornn and Sett, two top laners that have dominated the meta in Season 10, but there are also planned nerfs to Bard, Blitzcrank, Amumu and Rammus.
There are no plans yet for nerfing the prevalent funneling strategy in solo queue, which has seen Taric post an impressive 63 percent win rate in the mid lane on the latest patch. Players will potentially have to wait for a hotfix in Patch 10.5 or another patch to see the effective strategy hit.