She won't be alone as the newer champions will also all see nerfs alongside Miss Fortune, Leona, Rumble and Sona, who was only recently buffed.
Full patch 10.3 Preview:â€” Mark Yetter (@MarkYetter) January 27, 2020
I really like how this patch is shaping up, a bunch of clear outliers that I think we can fix.
Also Sett jumped up a lot this patch (even after the bug fix). pic.twitter.com/hUifbZqxQy
The full list of nerfed champions is:
- Diana (mid)
- Ekko (jungle)
- Miss Fortune
- Senna (ADC)
Akali has been dominating the Rift for a long time now, becoming a near-constant permaban in competitive and professional play, making nerfs inevitable
The PBE changes for Akali expected to come with Patch 10.3 are as follows:
I'll have some more details in the Gameplay Thoughts tomorrow, but with it already on PBE - here's the updated Akali changes. W CC reveal and R2 speed removed in favor of some early Q cost increases. pic.twitter.com/aDUsE3g1LGâ€” Mark Yetter (@MarkYetter) January 23, 2020
- Five Point Strike (Q)
Energy Cost is now 140/130/120/110/100
- Twilight Shroud (W)
Akali now gains 30/35/40/45/50% decaying movement speed for two seconds on cast
- Perfect Execution (R)
Free targeted now enemy champion targeted
Target Range: 625
Dash Distance: 625-675 based on distance from enemy
Despite not yet appearing in the regional leagues, Sett has seen a high win-rate among regular players that has raised concerns about his viability.
Senna, although designed with support in mind, has been a potent ADC option with an Ultimate, Dawning Shadow, that can strike anywhere on the map.
Meanwhile, the following champions will see buffs in 10.3:
It isn't just champions getting buffed, with jungle xp seeing a boost in this patch too.
Many have taken issue with the jungler role, frequent autofills due to many not wishing to play the role and the huge disadvantage that many junglers find themselves facing if they fall behind.
While the Sejuani buffs are welcomed by some, G2 Esports jungler Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski had a very different response to them compared to coach Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann.
Sejuani...? What the f... Please no ðŸ˜° Last buffs made her playable in soloq https://t.co/QyeNSyoBzCâ€” Marcin Jankowski (@G2Jankos) January 27, 2020
SEJUANI BUFFS ðŸ˜ðŸŽŠðŸŽ‰ https://t.co/1JFsVu4MiAâ€” Fabian 'GrabbZ' Lohmann (@G2GrabbZ) January 27, 2020
Patch 10.3 is expected to drop on 5th February following the second weeks of both LCS and LEC Spring Splits that will see Patch 10.2 live for their respective matches.