League Of Legends Makes More Changes To Volibear In Latest Update

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Who got buffed and nerfed? Riot Games

League of Legends has released Update 10.12, which again makes changes to Volibear. This isn't that surprising considering that in the last patch, the rework on this champion wasn’t liked by most players, with some calling it lackluster. To Riot Games’ credit, they did put in some tweaks, and it looks like Volibear gets another shot in this new one.

According to Riot, Volibear has been underperforming, particularly in the top lane. In a report by Dexerto, it was revealed that Volibear made its debut with a win rate of 39.37%. For this latest patch, the goal for Volibear was focused on three things. These are improving the fluidity of his ability casts, enhancing gameplay satisfaction, and giving him some general baseline strength.

For Base Stats, Volibear’s Mana Growth has been increased to 50 while Health Growth is now upped to 90. In terms of skills, players can expect these changes:

  • Q - THUNDERING SMASH
    • BEAR WITH IT
      • Thundering Smash's empowered attack can no longer be interrupted by crowd control once it's been initiated.
    • ATTACK SPEED SCALING
      • Thundering Smash's empowered attack now scales its timing with attack speed.
    • RESET BUGFIX
      • Volibear's Thundering Smash reset will no longer fail if quickly recasts after being interrupted.
  • W - FRENZIED MAUL
    • ANIMATION CANCEL BUGFIX
      • Volibear will now automatically attack his target after canceling his Frenzied Maul and E - Sky Splitter  animations.
    • ATTACK BUGFIX
      • Volibear will now continue to attack his target even after casting Frenzied Maul on them.
    • MARK VFX
      • Made larger and better anchored to the target's health bar.
  • R - STORMBRINGER
    • TURRET DISABLE DURATION
      • Increased from 2/4/6 to 3/4/5 seconds.
    • EPICENTER RADIUS
      • Increased 250 to 300.
    • BASE DAMAGE
      • Increased 250/475/700 to 300/500/700.
    • ATTACK BUGFIX
      • Fixed a bug that caused Volibear to automatically basic attack a target after landing via R - Stormbringer.
    • MODEL SIZE
      • Reduced slightly.
    • TURRET DISABLE VFX
      • Turrets disabled with R - Stormbringer  are also now much darker to denote their status.

Other Changes

Of course, it wasn’t only Volibear that got some love from the patch, as five other champions received buffs. These are:

  • Akali
    • Damage increased for Q – Five Point Strike.
  • Brand
    • Mana restore on Passive-Blaze kills increased.
  • Senna
    • Bugfix on crit attacks.
  • Viktor
    • Changes made to Q – Siphon Power.
      • Discharge damage ratio increased.
      • Shield ratio increased.
  • Xayah
    • Base damage of R – Featherstorm increased.

Nerfs are also in order and these were dished out to the following champions:

  • Casasiopeia
    • Base stats changes with:
      • Health increased to 560
      • Armor lowered to 18
      • Magic Resist increased to 34
  • Fiddlesticks
    • W – Bountiful Harvet minion damage reduction lowered.
  • Trundle
    • Base stats rounded.
    • W – Frozen Domain bonus movement speed lowered.
  • Varus
    • Base attack damage growth decreased.
    • Q – Piercing Arrow damage ratio lowered.
  • Yasuo
    • Base health decreased.
    • Passive shield increased.
    • W – Windwall cooldown increased.

You can view the complete patch notes here.

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