Aphelios is set to receive a big nerf on his Crescendum and Infernum guns in patch 10.15.
Lead gameplay designer for League of Legends Mark “Scuffy” Yetter released a patch 10.15 preview showing big nerfs to Aphelios.
Aphelios takes the spotlight in the latest patch preview. The highly contested champion will receive several nerfs to decrease his damage output.
First and foremost, Riot will be adjusting the activation delay and range on Crescendum turrets. This means that enemies will now have more time to react on the turrets, either by getting out of range or killing them before they activate.
The nerfs to Crescendo turrets don’t seem to be enough on their own to tone down the strength of Aphelios. Riot is also looking to nerf his Infernum gun with the use of Runaan’s Hurricane, which is known to do heavy AoE damage in the late game. The gun will now have a reduced range and fewer crit hurricane cone missiles.
Several champions will be receiving some needed buffs in patch 10.15, Gragas and Caitlyn being two of them.
Gragas has been a contested pick in both professional play and solo queue for a long period of time, but has been seeing a decrease in popularity over recent months. Riot is looking to buff his ratios to make him a more viable option in the jungle, or even in mid.
The marksman role has been dominated by newer champions such as Aphelios, Senna, and Kai’Sa for some time, while Caitlyn has been left out of the party. This might change now.
In patch 10.15, Caitlyn is set to get a boost to her base stats, making her stronger in the early game as the lane bully that she is meant to be.