Despite the low win rate in recent versions, Yuumi continues to eat nerfs from Riot in the upcoming 12.23 patch.
Over the past time, the League of Legends game development team has been working hard to find the best balance for Yuumi – the Magic Cat who has “stormed” at Worlds 2022. Not only in the biggest League of Legends tournament on the planet, Yuumi has been an exemplary Support champion, the top choice of teams throughout the last season. However, in the solo queue environment, Yuumi is not that strong and only has a 48.63% win rate – a relatively low number compared to a “hotpick” in the professional arena.
nerfing a champion who is not performing well in Ranked matches can be a confusing decision. Therefore, recently Riot Phroxzon – the leader of the League of Legends development and balance team shared some of his views on Yuumi’s case in patch 12.23
First, let’s take a look at Yuumi’s changes in the upcoming 12.23 patch:
Passive – Shield Hit: Cooldown increased from 14 – 6 to 18-6 based on R – Last Chapter’s Tethering level reduced from 1.75 to 1.25
On the Reddit forum, Riot Phroxzon had a very long answer to the questions surrounding this nerf for Yuumi in version 12.23. This answer from this Riot includes a lot of points to analyze, but overall it paints a picture of what goals the game development team is aiming for when deciding to nerf Yuumi. In it, we can see three main reasons for Phroxzon to decide to reduce Yuumi’s strength as follows:
Yuumi is a strong champion in the professional environment, or in the hands of highly skilled players at Master level and above The Magic Cat can be a disaster in the hands of new players, but is terrifying in the hand. good player. The difference between the level when using Yuumi is very large This general tends to “abandon” his teammates in the late game to stick to the Top or Jungle Gladiators.
Riot Phroxzon also explained that they decided to nerf Yuumi in the upcoming 12.23 patch to minimize the champion’s effectiveness in the professional environment. Riot also determined that they chose to reduce the power of Yuumi’s Passive – which is what makes the Magic Cat’s dominance in professional League of Legends arenas.
Version 12.23 will be available on December 9. Overall, the new changes coming to Yuumi will reduce her power in the hands of highly skilled players, but will still retain appeal to new players with her unique skill set.