It wasn’t in time for Worlds, but Nunu is about to become much more powerful.
League of Legends doesn’t stop just because the 2016 World Championship is in session. The pros are stuck on an old patch for the remainder of their season, but the game is still being updated for the majority of players.
Patch notes for 6.20 were announced yesterday, and the patch will go live today. Rightfully so, most of the initial thoughts have been heavily focused on brutal Ashe nerfs and the upcoming debut of Ivern. However, there’s something that absolutely cannot be ignored — Nunu buffs.
Nunu has been in a poor state for way too long, but it looks like this will be the patch that puts him back as a respectable champion. It’s a shame it didn’t happen a few patches sooner because SKT’s Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong would have loved to bust out Nunu at Worlds.
Anyways, Nunu has been buffed in multiple ways. For starters, his base damage is up to 59 from 56.86, and his attack damage growth has been increased from 4.0 to 3.45.
Those small buffs are always appreciated, but the other stuff is what really matters. The cooldown on his Q has been lowered from 13/12/11/10/9 seconds to 12/11/10/9/8 seconds. The ability no longer gives unique benefits for consuming neutral monsters, but that’s because it has an entirely new effect — Feed the Yeti. This makes it so that every large monster consumed feeds Willump, giving him a stack of Well Fed. Each stack of Well Fed gives Nunu 10 movement speed out of combat, three percent maximum health and size (stacking five times). Stacks refresh on each cast of Consume, falling off every 50/55/60/65/70 seconds.
Talk about an awesome change.
Those buffs would have been pretty solid on their own, but Nunu got even more love. His ultimate’s cast time has been reduced from 0.25 seconds to absolutely no cast time at all, and the slow has been increased from just 50 percent to 50 percent that can increase all the way to 95 percent over the channel duration.
Patch 6.20 shouldn’t make Nunu a must-play every single game, but it should definitely do the job of giving him some much-needed power.
Are you ready to see more Nunu?