6 NEW Champions Getting Buffed! – League of Legends
6 NEW Champions Getting Buffed! – League of Legends

What’s up guys it’s me Jeremy! So patch 7.2 dropped last week with changes
to the jungle and the way lethality works, but as far as champions go there wasn’t
many tweaks outside the Warwick rework. That means there’s still quite a lot of
champions around that are feeling pretty underpowered, and fans of those picks have been waiting
a pretty long time now to hear some good news. Fortunately we’ve gathered some info on
some of these underpowered picks and have a pretty good idea of which champions will
likely be getting buffed sometime in the next few patches, so here’s a list of champions
that are going to be receiving buffs – and what those buffs might be! And if you enjoy the video definitely hit
that like button because if this video hits, let’s sayratings, then I’m gonna
. First on our list is a name that doesn’t
come up often in the patch notes – Cho’Gath! So Cho’gath’s last buff was actually way
back in Patch 6.6, with Riot handing him more bonus health for every feast stack. However, Riot had been putting a lot of time
into fixing up the kinda buggy cone spells in the game, and Cho’Gath was a huge abuser
of these issues. The problem was whenever he activated his
Feral Scream, anyone in the cone would take damage and the silence from the ability – even
if they had dashed or flashed away from it before the animation happened. That was obviously going to be a huge nerf
to Cho’Gath who was already kinda weak even with this bug helping him out, so they decided
to put a bit more range into the ability and give it a lower cooldown to compensate. To round off these changes that landed in
6.20, they reduced his silence duration and called it a day. The goal of the changes was never to make
Cho’Gath bad – but overall, it was definitely a nerf and it ended up dropping Cho’Gath
down to a 45% winrate, which is pretty much where he’s been stuck ever since. Riot Meddler came out and confirmed that there
are definitely buffs in the works to help Cho’Gath out, but he did mention that they
were pretty experimental at the time and didn’t offer any specifics. The aim will be to put him back to around
where he was before the Feral Scream nerf, so hopefully whatever changes Riot decides
to push out for Cho’Gath will give him a much needed win rate increase, because he’s
been one of the worst champions in the game for quite a few patches now! We had a rough idea of what those changes
might look like from the PBE update, but they were actually reverted on PBE, with Riot ManWolf
saying that they just weren’t ready yet for Patch 7.3 – that probably means we’ll
see Cho’s buffs in 7.4 instead. Next up is Vladimir, another champion that
has been really struggling since the last few patches of Season 6. He’s been in a similar state to Cho’Gath
with and awful win rate of around 43-46%, but Riot definitely want to fix that this
patch by giving him a few buffs to his laning phase. The first change is +3 base AD, which doesn’t
sound like an awful lot but it’s actually a lot more than you might first think when
it comes to early game cs’ing – for example, Vayne was nerfed by 3 base AD and it turned
out to be pretty effective. Riot are also going to be increasing his missile
speed to make his auto attacks a bit smoother, and also putting some more power into Transfusion
by upping the ability power ratio and base damage. To compensate for that, they will be shaving
power away from the Crimson Rush’s bonus damage, but it should still give Vlad a stronger
laning phase which is kinda meant to be his forte. On paper, Vlad is one of the weakest champions
in the game right now, so giving him a bit more power in the early game is definitely
the way to go, since it should better prepare him for the rest of the game and mean he doesn’t
just fall ridiculously far behind in the first 10 minutes due to being way too weak. Riot have always had a lot of difficulty balancing
lifesteal or spellvamp champions, but Vladimir has actually been a bit of an exception to
that rule over the years – he’s not often been seriously overpowered or underpowered. Things got a bit messy after his rework, but
the biggest change to his power was actually as a result of the nerfs to Rylai’s, and
the changes to Grievous Wounds items that made his heal-oriented build way less effective
in general. Assuming everything goes fine on the PBE and
Riot are happy with the tweaks, it’s likely that we’ll see the Vladimir buffs arrive
in Patch 7.3 Talon is also on Riot’s radar as they recently
announced in their State of Champion Update post, and they mentioned that although they
were really happy with the design of his rework, he did feel a little bit weak at launch. The biggest issue with him right now is that
his must-buy items were definitely on the weak side, so Riot will be looking at buffing
those and hoping it will help him out, but they also mentioned that they will be pushing
some small direct buffs for him forward too. Talon has actually been doing pretty well
overall through patch 7.1 and 7.2 though, so as an assassin Riot will definitely have
to be careful not to overbuff him to the point where he ends up banned every game. He’s currently not played often enough to
get a real idea where is true win rate lies, but he seems to be getting close to the ideal
point after the buffs to the lethality items. The next few champions we’ll cover aren’t
quite as guaranteed to be getting buffs as there has been no 100% confirmation from Riot,
but they are still extremely likely since they are all in pretty bad places right now. The first two are both ADCs – Tristana and
Lucian. So the issue with Tristana is that she’s
been in a bit of a slump ever since the start of Season 6 – in fact she didn’t get a single
direct buff or nerf during that entire season. This came after a lot of pro teams found a
ton of success with her in the Season 5 World Championships, so it was pretty surprising
to see her pretty much nerfed then abandoned by Riot for such a long time. In fact, she hasn’t had a positive win rate
since 2015, and only pro teams that could abuse her long range in a ‘Protect the Tristana’
comp had any success with her at all. It seems like Riot are finally going to address
her weakness and give her a couple of buffs that might arrive in 7.3 or 7.4. They are likely going to give her a bit more
attack speed per level and maybe lower the cooldown on her Q, but they are playing it
really safe because there’s not a whole lot of ways to balance Tristana. The biggest issue with Tristana is that her
huge range is a massive advantage over other marksman champions – so if they are going
to make her stronger, they have to keep that in mind to make sure she doesn’t become
a literal god after the 30 minute mark, where she can two shot everyone in the game without
even being in range for the enemies to counter-attack. Next up is Lucian, who has also had periods
of being a god tier pick but has been pretty terrible for a long time now. ADCs in general have been having a hard time,
but Lucian was hit pretty hard by the changes to some of his core items that were originally
designed for assassins, not marksman champions. That being said, Riot doesn’t expect Lucian
players to stop picking up lethality items, so they are being kinda hesitant with buffs
until players have had plenty of time to test him out after the changes to the lethality
items that we saw in Patch 7.2. Meddler commented that there’s potential
for those changes to have a big impact on Lucian, so they definitely need to see how
those tweaks play out for him before handing him direct buffs and potentially making him
a monster. This means it’s really unlikely we’ll
see buffs to Lucian in 7.3, but depending on the power of new lethality Lucian builds
we might see some small boosts to his power in 7.4. Lucian is one of the most exciting marksman
champions to watch because of his fluidity, so it’s pretty likely that Riot won’t
want to leave him in the dust for too long – after all, League is a spectator sport and
pro Lucian players can put on a seriously cool show. Having said that, like Tristana his kit does
give him a big advantage over other conventional ADCs, so any buffs are likely to be very small
and calculated changes to avoid him dominating the meta again. The same logic can be applied to our last
champion for today, Zed! He’s had a much more turbulent win rate
history than other champions on our list today, although currently he’s not doing great. As with Lucian, he’s likely to be affected
pretty heavily by the changes to Lethality, but according to Riot Ghostcrawler he was
apparently lined up to get some buffs in 7.3 too. Considering the changes to Duskblade and Edge
of Night are both likely to make Zed a lot stronger, that could make it a pretty bad
time to hand Zed other buffs, because it could potentially over-tune him and make him a permanent
ban again until he’s eventually nerfed back in place. Zed’s kit is in a much healthier place overall
since his rework, but Riot do definitely need to fine tune him a bit to get him into the
perfect state of being impactful without being dominant. It could be that the lethality item changes
are enough to do this alone, but if that doesn’t end up being true then Riot do have a few
small buffs in mind that they could push on to Zed in 7.3 or 7.4. In terms of specifics, Meddler mentioned that
they were looking at a bigger grace period for his Shadow Reaping passive, and a slightly
longer W duration to give him more mid-fight options, but he did also mention these were
experimental changes. At the very least, it shows us that Riot aren’t
going to buff his stats like damage or cooldown directly – a very good thing if they are still
figuring out what to do with lethality. Anyway that just about wraps things up on
the champions that are getting buffed by Riot in the next few patches – hopefully it’s
a reassuring to those of you who love playing these champions and have felt kinda screwed
for a while. Riot’s focus on reworking over direct balancing
could potentially be a great thing because it gives them much more levers for balancing
champions in the future, but it also means that some picks get left in the dark for a
little too long without any love from the balance team – it’s unfortunately a price
they have to pay for improving the overall health of the game in general. Make sure you leave us some comments and let
us know your thoughts on the upcoming balance changes to these champions, or maybe suggest
some picks of your own that you think deserve some attention from the balance team. And it looks like that’s gonna be it from
me, if you enjoyed the video drop a like, subscribe if you want, thanks for watching,
and I’ll see you guys next time.

100 thoughts on “6 NEW Champions Getting Buffed! – League of Legends”

  1. Jaev says:

    Where's the guy with the list

  2. A Shen says:

    I dont understand, vlad is so op

  3. Sak Hawk says:

    If there's 1 like here i'm punching my boss in the face tommorow.

  4. zeroboros says:

    why not make assasins items melee only so the adcs dont abuse them? and have adcs their own item lineup or ranged champ items

  5. guilherme henrique says:

    luciaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan :DDDD

  6. HalfTangible says:

    Aatrox needs a buff (the guy hasn't been touched since season 5 but he's also basically a joke pick now)

    Kindred needs some love (or at least a change to her recommended items – I've had some luck with Crit, but why is Black Cleaver still there? It hasn't been useful in forever)

    Rek'Sai (I haven't even seen Rek'Sai since I came back to league 5 months ago)

  7. Space Kite says:

    What about kindred and nidalee fuck sake

  8. Radu says:


  9. Lazar Miladinovic says:

    Bro you just took my friends Talon game and disabled names and just used it without his consent….. how low can you be ?

  10. Djordje Stankovic says:

    Dude i would like to now are u allowed to take the game i played remove my nickname and put it in your video? That talon game i played 2 days ago on Shadowdoge3 eune and u took of the nick so u can use it for your video unsub. Record your own games and put them in your video

  11. I Am Bootiful says:

    Their gonna buff zed to the point where he's a freaking ranged assassin

  12. Arbiter[PT] says:

    says champions are weak
    *only shows clips of them cleaning house with the enemy *

    unless its fotage from pbe

  13. Aardbeij says:

    Which of talon's core items are weak at the moment? Did you record this video before the lethality buffs or something?

  14. Squirles G says:

    Riots idea of fixing the game's problems is just breaking every champion that way everyone can have fun deleting others kinda dumb

  15. magnusm4 says:

    Thresh can do everything bard can but without being a double edged sword, it's almost like cheating plus he got more sustain, damage and useful cc so why won't they buff Bard!
    His heal even when charged is lacking plus the cast animation takes up the speed boost it gives, his q already takes more thought to stun so why not give it more of a Morgana length to reward good q's and buff it's damage and his meeps. And give him more sustain as well. If he misses his q then he got nothing to protect him from an enemy unlike Janna and Blitzcrank who got multiple cc and mobility abilities to protect them selves

  16. Vinny Lo says:

    Perfect, Riot… So many champs are left to rot in dust and in need for buffs, but as soon as Zed falls off a little bit, we need to buff him fast!!

  17. Mitch King says:

    Not even a small taliyah buff?

  18. Kurenai Yuhi says:

    ayyy zed buff

  19. Patrickpnd says:

    your videos are so long that they are actually boring to watch. Sometimes, we just want to see those champs that gets the thing whatsoever and not that much info because IT IS JUST TOO LONG and you just some times repeat yourself.

  20. Nicolás Poblete says:

    Bronzies be like:

    Buff zed????

  21. Löffe247 says:

    where is mordekaiser? he was in game 2 months during 2015 and never seen after that. even after he was reworked he is no longer viable on any role

  22. Rajas Kothari says:

    how about kassadin

  23. Mr_wiggleslol ! says:

    Where's azir?

  24. Gabro Dar says:

    fuck that man! riot where the fuck is KARTHUS buff????¿??????

  25. Smigy Muller says:

    Bruh talon is so godlike rn if you play him right

  26. Shiroe Nai says:

    NO not tris tris is just enough

  27. YuzukiEba says:

    FuCk RIOT

  28. DeathstrokeTT says:

    Cho, vlad, talon and zed are underpowered? Is this guy serious?

  29. This Guy says:

    Buff the champ that gets a skin, so that everyone buys it. And then nerf them to shit. Always the same with Riot.

  30. Bobna Von Victorsteyn says:

    Right Vladimir is SOOOOO weak…

  31. Snezpls says:


  32. CancerPick says:

    i'm still waiting for naut buff… HE CAN'T SOLO TOP FFS!

  33. Monkey D. Ruffy says:

    1: Cho'gath
    2: Vladimir
    3: Talon
    4: Tristana
    5: Lucian
    6: Zed

    all champs i play 😀

  34. Frönek says:


  35. Ryk the Wizard says:

    ok, rito just proved that they are a bunch of morons, talon and zed needs a buff? rly? wow, ok, so doing 3 pentakills with talon in a match is no big deal or averaging at least a quadra every match in diamond 2 tier matches… and zed is even more bullshit …i'm saying this and i main them, also vladimir is the weakest on paper? get a clue mate, play a game with him and watch him decimate almost every topper, with enough cdr and the right counter build he can easily go 1v5, kill his target and then stroll out like nothing happened… both you and rito need to get a fucking clue of the game they are making, because so far i really believe they just made their own version of league and are playing it in the office while giving everyone else a troll version

  36. bình bình says:

    can riot have some buff for shen
    his E is 18 seconds

  37. Nahuel Armesto says:

    where is the buff to yasuo ?
    he only can fight 1 vs 4, NO 1 vs 5 like the old yasuo riot plz

  38. Ο ΔΙΑΟΛΟΣ says:

    Cho gath the unkillable beast with tones of cc that can one shot anyone with 200 ap needs some buff

  39. aspada says:

    talon getting buffed? wtf

  40. TheBlankIdea says:

    urgot is getting buff in 7.3. don't know why he isn't listed in the video

  41. Ali Taylor says:

    riot meddler spoke about ashe buffs

  42. Άκης Τσιδαρ says:

    1 aatrox 2 aatrox 3 aatrox 4 aatrox 6 aatrox
    theese are my need to be buffed pics

  43. Sam Coronado says:

    don't touch zed anymore riot, everytime you buff him, you nerf next patch and make him more counterable like the delay they put on the ult which initially was 1 fucking second

  44. DeWeirdNoob (Archangel Aatrox) says:

    buffing vlad's landing phase??? riot wtf.. he is a late game champ…………… late game champs should even be good in laning phase.

  45. DeWeirdNoob (Archangel Aatrox) says:

    the best buff for aatrox is to make his q not be able to be cancelled and his e with a faster cast time. also stacks/buffs on him and his ult should freeze when he is in passive, like master yi when he used his w. that is so simple…. you don't even need to rework him. just look at fucking rengar.

  46. LazerBlade4145 says:

    is Yorick in a good spot? im not saying he's weak. im just curious about Yorick because he just fell off after his rework. not saying need needs a buff just wonder about one of my fav champions.

  47. Loke says:

    the only reason talons winrate is not too bad rn is cos the only people that play talon are extreme tryhards (like myself) and we have to put in a lot of effort to win. please bring back old talon!!

  48. kevin franklyn says:

    buff ekko, stop holding out on the ekko mains

  49. Gihahad Club says:

    vlad is broken

  50. Matt Fisher says:

    This channel has gone to shit. It's sad 🙁

  51. Nukelirie Kizia Skulblaka says:

    1: kindred
    2: Ina
    3: Ani
    4: one of the last
    5: ashe (?)
    No, now serious, Kindred needs maybe a little buff in their life, maybe a little more armor, cause if WW keeps that rework for some months, Kd is not a match up barely, only on early.
    How about Kassadin? Its Q getting a better CD? like 0.5 seconds less. (just because I h8 ekko :v)
    Soreke, I wanna see critical bananas back to life…
    Anivia, maybe needs a Nerf… I mean… Is Xerath that weak vs Ice?
    Or maybe Xerath :v

  52. Heatless says:

    They should buff Lux. Her ult takes too long.

  53. Thaddeus Kilpatrick says:

    I don't miss Lucian, that's all.

  54. Willow says:

    Well if they're gonna buff zed they also should fix the animation on his shadow's e. The spin comes out before the shadow reaches its location. Kinda the same problem they had with ori's ball that they fixed in last patch.

  55. Stocku Live says:

    I am waiting for aurelion

  56. DerArdas says:

    i wouldve rally liked for you to ellaborate on all champions on which you said, they could slip to a god tier. (Tristana, Lucian, Zed) I personally disagree on Lucian and trist, but i cant even say in which way i disagree, because your video gives me nothing to debate over…

  57. werderer zwölf says:

    Talon and Zed are completely broken with the new lethality buffs. They are a nightmare for ap champs on midlane and they just 100-0 you at lvl 6 with half an item, even though you run exhaust. If you dont have a REALLY safe midlane champ they just kill you over and over again or make you lose a shit ton of cs because you get zoned out that hard. I have no idea why they need buffs, they just got buffed, take a look at champs you just buffed before you buff them again.

    Edit: i am a Plat Mid Main, bought seekers armguard everytime and got screwed over before i even got zhonyas.

  58. Tom Wanders says:

    Vlad was week? I destroyed whole teams with him

  59. αλεξανδρος γκουσης says:

    w8 so it is gonna be a Lucian buff also pls tell me that kata gets buffed

  60. demon lord candidate says:

    waiting for azir buff -_-

  61. Ramie Ramie says:

    Zed is getting buffed,
    Step 1: accept your death.

  62. Schlaadii says:

    Zed doesn't need a buff, he needs a nerf.

  63. Mr Pista says:

    I saw the R changes,it is quite weird change to put R to scale with bonus HP,because it kills AP Chogath,Rod of Ages wont be a thing like before.because he will already stack quite a lot HP.Its going to be really unhealthy because we will see over 6k HP jungle Chogath who abuses Cinderhulk,with a lot armor and hp,unkillable,Q and W using only for CC and peel,not for damage,and he is going  straight for enemy backline and deal massive damage with R.

  64. N R says:

    I think Jarvan and Diana deserve buffs… but not reworks… because reworks usually end in disasters like what they did to poppy… poppy's rework is laughable! -.-

  65. Deividas Mačavariani says:

    Wukong was forgotten for ages, didnt recieve any changes nearly since release date

  66. pedro xavier says:

    pls give some intrsting mecanics for yorick

  67. Debelo Ciganin says:

    Still waiting for Renekton, Sion and Gangplank to get buffed

  68. I LOVE PUNK CHICKS says:

    I've been maining Talon since season 3, and I'll be 100% honest, I do NOT think he needs a buff.
    Pre-rework, most champions were a difficult matchup, the only ones that weren't giving me a hard time were immobile squishies or squishies that would die in half a second.
    With the rework now, I feel like I don't even fear any champion in lane. The only ones that would make it more complicated would be Renekton, Rengar, Tryndamere, Illaoi and Camille. Didn't have any issues against most bruisers, mages and tanks. I've never felt so strong with Talon now and buffing him would result in making him too dominant. If he does get too strong, Riot will obviously nerf him, and I fear they won't do it smoothly, they would probably just destroy him.

  69. The Quiet Whisper says:

    OMG Cho gat gets a buff? FINNALY

  70. cameron lalor says:

    this is cancer…. nunu hasnt got a rework since s2 he is so sht

  71. Lucas Pergler says:

    I'm ready for that Aatrox rework please Rito!

  72. WhiteKnightSlayer says:

    Blah. Blah. Blah.

    Get to the point.

  73. Martin Heung says:

    talon dose't need buff hes too broken

  74. tandee says:

    buff aatrox? Ashe? sivir? rumble? urgot?

  75. Gerardo Morillo says:

    I love the background music in this video!!

  76. popo lao says:

    aatrox 100% needs to be buffed…

  77. Adam Ramirez says:

    Aurelion Sol…

  78. El Sorku says:

    1: Spam
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    there you go, see you guys next week.

  79. cheezeofages says:

    As a Talon main that has followed the Rioter comments on him extensively I have to argue there is pretty much zero reason for Talon to be on this list. Hell the listed points given in the video aren't even true as of the patch this video was made during. I'd like to know what Rioter said they were still looking at buffing him given his pretty hefty jump in winrate and playrate after lethality buffs.

  80. edo ceha says:

    garbage player's are not allowed to comment.

  81. Pakkun says:

    nice as zed main ^^

  82. Lambakas says:

    If draven gets nerf, i commit suicide.

  83. The Whizzard says:

    The change to Lucian made me think about Black clever and lich bain, since he is the kind of adc who wants to weave a spell in between his AA's. It kinda reminds me that tear of the goddess works well with champs that use a lot of abilities in a game like Ezreal. whatever tho 🙂 its a game.

  84. Manuel Castro says:

    Why do you make unnecessarily long videos?

  85. Sylphix says:


  86. Peter Albanese says:

    But…but…but where's Aurelion? 🙁

  87. Fernando Moraga says:

    chogath get buff in his R thsi patch (08/02/17) u nailed it!

  88. Ethan Grewe says:

    rip ap cho:/

  89. Hung Lee says:

    lol zed is op lets buff him

  90. EGP ro says:

    Azir..azir? Azir?

  91. Raphael Gidrão says:

    your videos are too long, I always have to watch them in 2x speed.

  92. kljj dajj says:

    Lol I think they might buff shaco I know he got backstabbing passive now they nerf all his abilities just the w didn't get nerfed and still I need him getting buff

  93. Mingqi Wang says:

    Twisted fate needs a mini rework, not just buff.. his E passive and the auto attack throw out the card is just…strange, also the Q is just…another awkward skill shot ,and the ap ratio….base dmg…are too low as a mid ap champion

  94. Mystic Snomar says:

    how is Aatrox not in this list lol he should be number 1 i guess i am the only aatrox main out here 😀

  95. Kalvin Kuek says:

    when will brand get a rework lol

  96. Ana Bol says:

    FFS Rito just buff Kalista already

  97. Abhanah says:

    unrework poppy

  98. FierceSharkPr 180 says:

    Why is it that nautilus not getting any buff

  99. Jinxx Base says:

    whats the outro song

  100. Vlad Selesi says:

    ryze will get a rework before aatrox

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