Patch 10.7 buffs Akali and Galio, adds new Fiddlestick rework
Apr 1, 2020
It’s time for patch 10.7!
The most recent update for League of Legends is ready to go. This update brings changes to popular mid laners, the ranked system, and the new April Fools skins.
Furyhorn Cosplay Veigar, Pengu Cosplay Tristana, and Pajama Guardian Cosplay Urgot are available now. Like every new skin, each April Fools skin goes for 1350 RP. These are not the only skins coming with patch 10.7, Worldbreaker Sion, Malzahar, and Maokai are hitting the store on April 9.
Patch 10.7 brings the new and scary Fiddlestick rework.
Changes to champions in patch 10.7
Akali, Galio, and Corki are getting buffs in patch 10.7. These champions are usually played as mid laners, but Akali and Galio can be flexed to other roles.
In 2019, Akali was part of a trio of flex picks that were prevalent in the meta. Riot Games decided to nerf Akali and take away some of her power. As a result, Akali is no longer a priority pick and rarely sees the professional stage anymore. Patch 10.7 reduces the cooldown to her R.
- R – Perfect Execution: Cooldown 100/80/60 Seconds
Galio shined in the bottom lane as a support until the game removed his ability to flash while channeling his taunt. Galio fell out of the meta, making only rare appearances. Galio’s R now grants a magic damage shield.
- R – Hero’s Entrance: Grants Shield of Durand’s passive magic damage shield to all allied champions in the area he casted it at for 5 seconds.
Corki is a pocket pick that is never completely out of the meta, and patch 10.7 increases the burn duration of his W.
- W – Special Delivery: Direct Hit Burn Duration 2 Seconds.
On the opposite side, Garen is the champion getting the most significant nerfs in patch 10.7. This is the second patch in a row that Garen is getting targeted.
- Passive – Perseverance: Cooldown 8 Seconds
- Q – Decisive Strike: Movement Speed Duration 1/1.65/2.3/2.95/3.6 Seconds
Changes to the ranked system in patch 10.7
Riot is working on making the ranked system fair for all players. In patch 10.6, the game introduced a new system that guarantees that both teams have the same number of autofill players. In patch 10.7, Riot takes the balance one step further and guarantees that both teams have the same number of duos.
It means that if one team has a duo playing together, the opposite team is likely to have the same number of duos. For now, it only applies to the ranked solo and duo queue. The developer is working on applying the same system to flex queue and normal games.
Rune changes in patch 10.7
Two runes are getting key changes in patch 10.7, Conditioning and Phase Rush.
Conditioning is one of the most picked runes by tanks, a group that is overperforming in the meta. Patch 10.7 changes the activation time, so players no longer have access to it in their early levels.
- Activation Time 12:00
Melee champions have been getting a lot of love recently. The game benefits the melee champions that going for the solo split push. Phase Rush now gives additional movement speed to this type of champions.
- Movement Speed 40-60% on melee champions
The full patch notes are available on League of Legends’ website.
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