League of Legends: Wild Rift Atrox Performed Really Well Since Release, Then Riot Nerfed Him in Patch 3.5a

League of Legends Wild Rift Patch 3.5a
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Riot Games introduced the Darkin Blade Aatrox in a previous major update. This new champion has been performing really well since release, which prompted the company to nerf him in League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 3.5a.

In the right hands, Aatrox can be a truly formidable champion in Wild Rift. He not only has the ability to pull enemies in with his Infernal Chains, but his ultimate can also provide significant boosts to movement speed, attack damage, and healing.

That said, Riot has pretty much nerfed Aatrox’s power across the board. First, his attack speed per level has been reduced from 2.2% to just 1.2%. Next, the maximum monster damage of his Deathbringer Stance has been cut by half, now only dealing 50 damage instead of 100.

The Darkin Blade, which Aatrox uses to deal lots of damage to his foes, is also nerfed. The “sweet spot” damage bonus is reduced by 10%, while the ability cooldown is increased slightly to 13.5/11/8.5/6 seconds.

To complete the set of nerfs for Aatrox, his Umbral Dash’s base and enhanced healing ratios have been reduced to 19/21/23/25% and 24/31/38/45%, respectively.

While Aatrox has been really powerful since he was introduced, the same cannot be said for Kayn. According to Riot, a set of buffs is required because the Shadow Reaper's performance has fallen short of expectations.

For one, his base attack damage got a four-point increase. Moreover, his Reaping Slash’s bonus attack damage ratio is changed from a flat 65% on all levels to 60/65/70/75%.

Here are the other champion changes in Wild Rift’s latest update:

DARIUS
  • Hemorrhage
    • Deals 200% dmg to monsters
DIANA
  • Base HP increased to 600
  • Lunar Rush
    • Cooldown reduced to 18/16/14/12 seconds
FIZZ
  • Playful/Trickster
    • Base damage increased to 80/150/220/290
GRAVES
  • End of the Line
    • Cooldown increased to 13/11/9/7 seconds
    • Attack damage ratio increased to 80%
    • Monster mod reduced to 90%
  • Collateral Damage
    • Hit damage increased to 275/425/575
GWEN
  • Base attack damage reduced to 58
  • Skip ‘N Slash
    • Cooldown increased to 16.5/14/11.5/9 seconds
    • Cooldown refund changed to 50% at all levels
IRELIA
  • Ionian Fervor
    • Monster mod reduced to 0%
    • Base damage increased to 14~70
KAYN
  • The Darkin Scythe
    • Passive gain amount increased to Game time² +25
    • Note: This is a complex mechanic, but this is a strict buff to the rate at which Kayn passively fills his resource bars. This change increases the amount of resource that Kayn gets passively over time.
  • Shadow Step
    • Shadow Assassin cooldown reduced to 8 seconds
    • Shadow Assassin bonus movement speed increased to 75%

So, what can you say about the recent adjustments for Aatrox and Kayn?

League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 3.5a is available on Android and iOS.

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