Sylas Revamp Headlines Massive League of Legends 10.1 Update

With the launch of League’s next season approaching, a major patch will be released soon to complete all of the preseason updates. Although the latest Elemental Rift, drake scheme, and objects have all been introduced, there will be a slew of other updates in the near future.

Mark ‘Scruffy’ Yetter, the game’s lead combat designer, gave fans a rundown of what to expect from Patch 10.1, which includes some important nerfs for the game’s most oppressive champions as well as some new power choices.

The mini Sylas rework is one of the most significant updates in Patch 10.1. In a December 2019 forum update, Scruffy mentioned that Riot wanted to “shift his mechanics in a way that opens up some flaws for him in very high level play while making him a viable champ for the majority of players.”

Sylas has been simplified somewhat, with the loss of his auto-attack resets on his W and E, which were exploited in pro play for huge burst damage with his passive. That momentum is now moving to his late game, which is about to get a lot more intense.

At level five, all of Sylas’ abilities gained improved damage amounts, and most of them got an AP scaling buff, rendering him better the more items he has. His passive was also completely reworked to give him more AP scaling and bonus attack pace, giving him slightly less burst but slightly more overall damage.

To compensate for the updates, the only big nerf Sylas got was the loss of his shield on his E, but overall, Sylas would be buffed going into Season 10. While he has a lower ability limit, he should still be fun to play.

Aphelios and Mordekaiser, on the other hand, are likely to be heavily nerfed. Aphelios, League’s newest champion, has dominated bot lane since his release, but with nerfs to his movement pace, base health, and Infernum R impact, he will be toned down a bit.

Mordekaiser’s passive has been nerfed, reducing his ability to cling to opponents during long battles. On Patch 10.1, Aurelion Sol and Kassadin’s damage and movement speed were both reduced slightly.

Minor buffs will be provided to Azir, Corki, Jayce, Jax, Kalista, Nami, Sejuani, Shyvana, Varus, Vi, and Zyra during Patch 10.1 to help them regain relevancy. To make Omnistone more viable, Keystone Prototype: Omnistone will get another cooldown buff.

Health regeneration has been added to the Relic Shield and Steel Shoulderguard sides, while mana regeneration has been added to the Spectral Sickle and Spellthief’s Edge lines.

Wukong’s rework, which players planned to arrive after Patch 10.1, was one noticeable absence from the early notes. The champion was already being tinkered with, according to Scruffy, and was “not ready for 10.1.”

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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