Riot outlines nerfs for Diana, Lee Sin, and Xin Zhao in League of Legends patch 11.16 preview

Diana, Lee Sin, and Xin Zhao are about to be nerfed in the 11.16 patch (Image via League of Legends)
Diana, Lee Sin, and Xin Zhao are about to be nerfed in the 11.16 patch (Image via League of Legends)

The current 11.15 patch is in full flow within League of Legends. Diana is quite a strong jungler, along with Lee Sin and Xin Zhao maintaining their position.

Lee Sin has been extensively strong across various elos, and Xin Zhao provides immense stability within the jungle. This makes the three champions must-picks, even in professional games within League of Legends.

In the ongoing LEC, LCS, and LCK, Lee Sin or Xin Zhao have been either picked or banned, which clearly shows their dominance. Players seem to be frustrated with the current state of the game, as a champion like Xin Zhao can practically turn the match at any moment.

Therefore, in the current patch preview, as presented by the Lead Game Designer Jeevun Sidhu, several nerfs are underway. However, the nerfs for the champions mentioned above are the most substantial, even though there are a few very interesting buffs.

League of Legends 11.16 patch preview

The changes planned for patch 11.16 of League of Legends are:

System nerfs

  • Dark Seal

System buffs

  • Fleet Footwork
  • Redemption

Champion nerfs

  • Diana
  • Fiora
  • Lee Sin
  • Lulu
  • Tahm Kench
  • Xin Zhao
  • Ziggs

Among the three names already mentioned, Ziggs is also a noteworthy champion to consider. He has been extremely dominant, especially in the bottom lane, and it is no wonder that a nerf is underway.

Lulu has been one of the best supports in the game, with a 51.35% win rate in ranks Master and above.

Champion buffs

  • Jarvan IV
  • Jhin
  • Maokai
  • Nunu
  • Shaco
  • Sivir
  • Vladimir

Jhin has been quite underwhelming in the current meta since champions like Xayah, Kai’Sa, and Tristana have been highly dominant within the professional scene. Sivir has been out of the meta for quite some time, so her getting a buff might bring a breath of fresh air into the stale bot lane meta.

Champion adjustments

  • Sona

Sona’s rework was long due within League of Legends, and Riot mentioned this quite a while back. The current rework of Sona is already in PBE and is expected to make her entry with the 11.16 patch update.

Edited by Ravi Iyer
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