Riot Games Balanced the Game with Patch 13.2
Riot Games released patch 13.2 for League of Legends on March 31st, 2021. This update is focused on buffing and balancing ADC (Attack Damage Carry) champions. These changes include an increase in base mana, mana scaling, and mana regen scaling; cost reductions for certain abilities across multiple champions; and increased agency during early game situations due to increased ability usage. Let's dive into the details of this patch and how it affects gamers playing ADC champions.
Details on the Buffs for ADC Champions
The purpose of this patch is to give ADCs more survivability against other roles and give them more agency during early game situations. The buffs are designed to make ADCs a viable pick later in the draft while also giving players more access to abilities that they can use throughout the match. The buff includes an increase in base mana, mana scaling, and mana regen scaling as well as cost reductions for certain abilities across multiple champions such as Ashe’s Volley or Caitlyn’s Yordle Snap Trap. These changes will allow players to have greater access to their abilities throughout the match which can be especially useful during early game situations when they may not otherwise have had access to their abilities due to lack of resources or sustainability from basic attacks alone.
How These Changes Affect the Game
The buffs given to ADC champions with patch 13.2 are sure to affect the way games are played by adding new strategies that weren't available before due to resource limitations during early game situations. With increased access to abilities and a larger mana pool size, players have more options when strategizing early game situations which could lead to a shift in meta depending on which champions are receiving buffs with this patch. Additionally, ADCs have more survivability due to better scaling and cost reductions so they will be able to stay alive longer throughout fights which could influence team comps as well as how teams fight each other based on which roles are being picked or banned in drafts leading up the match start.
Riot Games is continuing their efforts towards balance with patch 13.2 by buffing ADC champions in order to give them better survivability against other roles and give them greater agency during early game scenarios due to increased access to abilities and larger mana pools sizes along with cost reductions for certain abilities across multiple champions. These changes will surely affect how matches play out by introducing new strategies that weren't available before due to resource limitations during early game scenarios for ADC players making them even more important components of team compositions moving forward after this update has been implemented into the live environment of League of Legends!