Many players are confused by Lulu’s decision to nerf W – Transformation in patch 12.18
Many players are confused by Lulu’s decision to nerf W – Transformation in patch 12.18.
Lulu is one of the strongest supports in the current meta. Thanks to his versatile skill set and his ability to optimally protect his mains later in the game, Lulu has become an important card for professional teams. Moreover, Spirit Mage is also a perfect match for current top marksmen like Lulu, Zeri.
Lulu completely protects the Lightning of Zaun City to deal damage in combat
Finally, Riot Games has made the decision to reduce the power of the Spirit Mage at patch 12.18. This change with Lulu targets her W – Transformation – which is one of the most effective skills in the game when it can be used to increase movement speed as well as attack speed for allies or “Animal” the enemy, nullifying the amount of damage they intend to deal.
Wizard Support is gradually becoming a powerful force in the professional arena. However, only Lulu, or Yuumi, are the most notable champions for Riot. Therefore, the “father” of League of Legends has made a series of changes for the Spirit Mage before Worlds 2022.
Specifically, in the upcoming 12.18 version, Lulu will have her W – Transformation skill reduced as follows:
Cooldown increased from 17-13 seconds to 17-15 seconds.
Movement speed bonus reduced from 30% to 25%.
Transformation duration reduced from 1.25 – 2.25 seconds to 1.2 – 2.2 seconds
However, players think that this change in Lulu is not really effective. The reduction of 0.05 transformation time or 2 seconds of cooldown is not enough to make the Spirit Mage weak in matches.
However, the reality shows that the strength of the Spirit Mage lies in the fact that she can continuously use skills to protect the main force and freely discharge damage in combat. Therefore, Riot Games’ decision to increase the cooldown reduction time in version 12.18 this time will make Lulu players need to be more cautious in their attacks.
Finally, the reduced movement speed will also greatly affect Lulu’s laning phase and roaming ability in the match.
It is currently unknown if this nerf will make Lulu less popular than before in the professional scene. But anyway, this decision of Riot Games will make the Spirit Mage a bit weaker to provide a more balanced environment at the upcoming 2022 Worlds. Game4V will continuously update new information and changes from Riot to readers as soon as possible.