Patch 8.24(b) breakdown – ADC buffs and Akali nerfs

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"Q – Piltover Peacemaker BASE DAMAGE: 30/70/110/150/190 ⇒ 50/90/130/170/210 RATIO: 1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6/1.7 total attack damage (unchanged) PASSTHROUGH DAMAGE: 67% ⇒ 60% R – Ace in the Hole RANGE: 2000/2500/3000 ⇒ 3500 at all ranks"

The first in a series of buffs to marksmen, Cait’s getting bump to her early dueling power in Patch 8.24(b) with buffs to her Q’s base damage. Even though the passthrough damage is going down somewhat, those buffs shouldn’t hurt her pushing power too much. The increase to the R range is nice, and now her ult almost has the same range as Nocturne’s max-range ult at all ranks, which is significant.


"R – Missile Barrage BASE DAMAGE: 75/100/125 ⇒ 90/115/140 THE BIG ONE BASE DAMAGE: 150/200/250 ⇒ 180/230/280"

We called Corki the worst champion in the game in the previous tier list, so these buffs are needed. We’ll see if buffs to his base ult and on the Big One might give Corki some more power.


"E – Explosive Charge BASE DAMAGE: 60/70/80/90/100 ⇒ 70/80/90/100/110 RATIO: 0.5/0.65/0.8/0.95/1.1 bonus attack damage ⇒ 0.5/0.7/0.9/1.1/1.3 bonus attack damage MAXIMUM DAMAGE: 132/154/176/198/220 (+1.1/1.43/1.76/2.09/2.42 bonus attack damage) ⇒ 154/176/198/220/242 (+1.1/1.54/1.98/2.42/2.86 bonus attack damage)"

Another ADC buff in Patch 8.24(b), Tristana – like Caitlyn – was rated low in our tier list, so she’s getting some deserved buffs to her E’s base damage, scaling damage, and max damage. In an era where the meta favors snowballing leads by getting turret gold, giving Trist the ability to get some of those plates easier will definitely boost her win rate.


"W – Blighted Quiver UNCHARGED ACTIVE DAMAGE: 6/7/8/9/10% target’s missing health (levels 1/4/7/10/13) ⇒ 6/8/10/12/14% target’s missing health (levels 1/4/7/10/13) FULLY CHARGED ACTIVE DAMAGE: 9/10.5/12/13.5/15% target’s missing health (levels 1/4/7/10/13) ⇒ 9/12/15/18/21% target’s missing health (levels 1/4/7/10/13) R – Chain of Corruption DAMAGE: 100/175/250 (+1.0 ability power) ⇒ 150/200/250 (+1.0 ability power)"

These Patch 8.24(b) changes to Varus are interesting. The buff to his ultimate base damage early is nice, but probably not game changing.

The W’s % missing health buff, especially late, might make W a more appealing early max. 21% missing health at max value makes it a near execute when fully charged.