League of Legends Patch 9.7: Blitzcrank gets a mini-rework

League of Legends's Icon Nicholas Ray · 15 Mar 2019


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Blitzcrank is due to receive some small adjustments to his kit in the next League of Legends PBE update. According to a forum post by Riot Games champion designer Daniel “Maxw3ll” Emmons, the design team are targeting his passive and ultimate passive for a rework.

The aim is for these abilities to feel less punishing to use and increase cohesiveness within his kit. Here's what the new passives would look like:

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  • Passive - Mana Barrier: Shield Strength changed from 50% of current mana to 30% of Max Mana.
  • Ultimate - Static Field: While active,  Blitzcrank will mark enemies he attacks. After 1 second, the mark deals magic damage equal to 50/100/150 + 30% of AP.

These changes will definitely allow Blitz players to have more options in team fights and skirmishes as the game goes on. Rather than being relegated to hook duty post thirty minutes, you'll have a more meaningful presence after a battle has broken out.

This mini-rework isn't scheduled to go live until Patch 9.7, but be sure to test it out in the PBE and let us know what you think.

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