On April 16, Riot Games introduced a hotfix to League of Legends with the sole purpose of buffing Gwen. The champion boasted an abysmal win rate on launch, which prompted Riot to take swift action.
Riot introduced Gwen with Patch 11.8 on April 14. According to U.GG, a website that provides League of Legends statistics, Gwen currently boasts a win rate of 40.5% across all ranks, an extremely poor showing for a newly-launched champion.
League of Legends Patch 11.8 Hotfix Buffs Gwen
Riot's April 16 mid-patch update brought some desperately needed changes to Gwen. Although the buffs were not massive, Riot must surely be hoping that they are enough to make her a more viable character.
The Gwen buffs are outlined on Riot's website, and they include the following:
- Base armor: Increased from 37 to 39
- SNIP SNIP! (Q) base damage per snip: Increased from 8/10.75/13.5/16.25/19 to 9/12/15/18/21
- SNIP SNIP! (Q) final snip base damage: Increased from 40/53.75/67.5/81.25/95 to 45/60/75/90/105
Although these buffs may seem minor, they could potentially have a big impact on the champion. We have yet to see if her win rate will increase sufficiently as a result of the changes. If the buffs prove not to be effective, Riot may have some more work to do to fix their newest champion.