Patch 6.9 marked the start of Midseason for League of Legends. It was a huge update that came packed with a lot of changes, particularly for mages.
Naturally though, not everything was perfect. With so many tweaks, it was kind of hard for Riot to predict what the final result would be!
Well, now that the dust has settled, they are ready to make some adjustments via patch 6.10. Here’s an overview of what it entails…
Welcome to patch 6.10, the one after Midseason. We’re back to business as usual in terms of our layout this time. 6.9’s template is one we break out for special occasions, and ‘changing almost everything in League’ seemed to fit that description.
Just as with any patch after a major update, 6.10’s mostly about reacting to whatever balance outliers remain after the tectonic shift. You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs – or in this case, a few mages. While we’re waiting for the dust to settle and the rest of the game’s landscape to really take shape, it’s clear that a few of our mage updates undershot (or overshot) expectations.
While mages make up the bulk of 6.10’s tuning, reacting to other systemic shifts in the ecosystem (Bloodrazor, Ocean Drake) is still a top priority. Beyond that however, this 6.10 is pretty narrow in scope as we continue to evaluate how players are adapting to Midseason. There’s lots left to discover and play around still flying under the radar, so expect more focus as those builds and pocket picks shake out. Apparently people are succeeding with Skirmisher’s Sabre Bloodrazor bot lane Kog’Maw. If that’s not enough to get you experimenting, nothing will.
So, there’s nothing too drastic at the end of the day. It’s all about some fine tuning really, at least until other potential issues surface.
Regardless, there are still a good few changes packed into patch 6.9, which you may be interested to read in detail. Otherwise, if you’re not the kind who likes words, you can watch this video instead. It sums up the update in just under 12 minutes.
Oh, you may also be interested to know that patch 6.10 comes with a brand new champion too. That’s right, Taliyah is about ready to enter Summoner’s Rift! Will you be purchasing her?
Last Updated: May 18, 2016