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Patch 7.5 jungle changes: Rengar nerfs, Kindred buffs

How many nerfs can Rengar survive this season?

Riot Games

In the continuing Season 7 quest to bring better balance to the jungle, Patch 7.5 give Rengar a few more nerfs, and attempts to bring Kindred back into the meta.

Rengar

Base stats

BASE ARMOR :: 25.88 >>> 22

W - Battle Roar

GRAY HEALTH CONVERSION :: 100% monster damage taken >>> 75% monster damage taken

While Riot has changed Rengar quite a few times in the last couple months it would appear they still aren’t quite happy with where he is. These are significant changes to Rengar’s sustain, that will likely force players to make a few more difficult choices when it comes to ganking early game.

Kindred

Passive - Mark of the Kindred

WOLF MARKING :: After ||| 70 seconds >>> 50 seconds of having no active jungle mark, Wolf marks an enemy jungle monster for ||| 5 minutes >>> 3 minutes

BIGGER PREY :: Possible camps for Wolf’s jungle marking have been updated, based on how many stacks Kindred currently has. At the indicated number of stacks, Wolf can mark:

FIRST TIER :: Rift Scuttler, Crimson Raptor (marks 1, 2, 3) >>> Rift Scuttler (mark 1)

SECOND TIER :: Crimson Raptor, Gromp, Ancient Krug, Greater Murk Wolf (marks 4, 5) >>> Rift Scuttler, Crimson Raptor, Gromp (marks 2, 3, 4)

THIRD TIER :: Red Brambleback, Blue Sentinel, Rift Herald, Elemental Drakes (marks 6, 7) >>> Red Brambleback, Blue Sentinel, Ancient Krug, Greater Murk Wolf (marks 5, 6, 7, 8)

FOURTH TIER :: Baron Nashor, Elder Dragon (marks 8+) >>> Rift Herald, Baron Nashor, Elemental Drakes, Elder Dragon (marks 9+)

Kindred’s marking mechanic is an interesting one in League of Legends because in order to work with the current iteration of the jungle it may need some tweaking almost every season. The good news is, this change should bring Kindred into a place of a little more prominence in Season 7, which so far has had a jungle meta that would suit them well.