Riot outlines nerfs for Hecarim, Graves, and Nidalee in League’s Patch 10.21

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Riot outlines nerfs for Hecarim, Graves, and Nidalee in League’s Patch 10.21

CMD368 – League of Legends lead gameplay designer Mark “Scruffy” Yetter detailed all the changes coming to Patch 10.21 in today’s preview, focusing on the jungle position. Hecarim, Graves, and Nidalee are the target of next week’s patch—champions popular in solo queue and pro play.

Hecarim and Graves shot up the ladder in Patch 10.20 and are now among the strongest champions in their position. Hecarim has a 53.05 percent win rate in solo queue, while Graves has 51.02 percent. Nidalee hasn’t seen much luck in solo queue, but at Worlds 2020 she’s one of the most contested picks with a 95.8 percent pick or ban rate—the highest in the tournament—and a 54.5 percent win rate.

Hecarim, Graves, and Nidalee are carry-orientated champions, focusing on farming in the early game, and wreaking havoc in the mid to late game. They deal a sizable amount of damage and can be used to effectively gank, catch out unsuspecting enemies, and engage in teamfights.

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Graves, on the other hand, is receiving a minor nerf to his Quickdraw’s (E) armor per stack, from 8 to 20 to 6 to 18, while Nidalee is taking a hit to her base attack damage nerf, from 61 to 58. These nerfs are liable to change before the patch goes live on Wednesday, Oct. 14, according to Scruffy.

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