Since its launch in version 9.24, Aphelios has quickly climbed to the top of the strongest gunner when the ability to go road and damage later stages extremely variable virtual. Moreover, the lack of maneuverability is offset by the support as well as the ability to control and deal with long-range damage that has made this champion extremely hegemony throughout the server.
Aphelios has a 223.47% banned rate in Korean Challenges, even the best players in Korea don’t want to fight him at all.
Despite being nerfed from 9.24b until the latest patch 10.1, it is nowhere near the power of Aphelios. So in the latest updates to the buff / nerf list of 10.2, Riot Mark Yetter, the game design leader League of Legends, continues to name Aphelios in the list of nerfs. Besides, other hotpicks like Nautilus, Qiyana and the Wind Spirit item was also called.
Riot Mark Yetter provides a first look at version 10.2, details will be available tomorrow
In the power reduction, extremely easy to understand with the trio Aphelios, Nautilus and Qiyana when these are too strong generals at the moment. Aphelios is out of the OP, Nautilus is probably the strongest support since Worlds 2019 and Qiyana was also the dominant player in the forest at the same time. Phong Thần Kiếm is quite a big surprise when this item proved not too hegemony, perhaps Riot Games wants to reduce the influence of the deadly gunner reasonable?
Because of the hegemony of Aphelios, the Wind Spirit was also plagued
In the power reduction column, we have the Ice item, which is the only item buffed, in many ways that this item has been frozen for too long and needs a bit of strength to compete with items. other resistant. Rift Herald continues to gain strength, which is likely to be a benefit when eating this target to balance it with the Elemental Dragon.
Whether Rift Herald can compete with the Dragon on the opposite side or not
As for the generals, we have two support buffs, Karma and Lulu, who are getting rid of the meta when small push and draft supports like Nautilus, Leona, Pyke are in vogue. Draven is also on this list alongside Viktor and Ziggs, with the buffs for Azir and Corki earlier, Riot wants to bring the mid lane meta back to control, instead of pushing the road and eating the dragon.
Viktor is constantly getting buffs, but his strength and win rate are still at a standstill
Most likely version 10.2 will be a balanced version as the main and does not have too much impact on the meta game. However, in the event that Riot Games continues to reduce their ultimate damage, ignoring the combined ability of Aphelios’ overwhelming guns, this champion will continue to dominate.