One of the strongest aspects of the League of Legends 2017 preseason has been the ability of junglers to out-level laners. In no place was this advantage more visible then in the early game, when a jungler could take Red Buff and Krugs and get level three before any laner possibly could.
While this made a difference on occasion in the top lane, it was most frustrating for bot lane, where a level three jungler jumping into a level-one lane could make a huge difference. This would often throw the entire lane into the favor of team that received the gank, helping them snowball a huge early lead.
Thankfully, Riot heard the cries of bot lanes everywhere and made a change in patch 6.24 that looks to slow down some of the game’s quickest junglers. After the patch the first Krugs kill will net the jungler slightly less experience:
EXPERIENCE :: Ancient Krug now grants ||| 125 >>> 62.5 experience on first kill
This should help keep the early game a little more even and allow everyone a moment of peace and quiet in lane before a jungler joins the party.