The new Irelia rework may have only been out for 24 hours and the memes have already started as Riot released a hotfix full of nerfs.
The hotfix, which went live on Wednesday night, includes a few large nerfs to Irelia’s base stats, as well as changes to almost all of her abilities that tone their power down significantly.
BASE ATTACK DAMAGE 66 ⇒ 63
BASE ARMOUR 34 ⇒ 31
BASE HEALTH 580 ⇒ 550
Q — Bladesurge
RATIO 0.8 attack damage ⇒ 0.7 attack damage
E — Flawless Duet
STUN DURATION0.8-1.2 seconds ⇒ 0.75 seconds
R - Vanguard’s Edge
WALL CROWD CONTROL DURATION2 seconds ⇒ 1.5 seconds
According to Riot’s notes about the hotfix, they had anticipated a larger learning curve for the newly reworked champion, but people seemed to grasp her immediately, making it painfully apparent just how strong she was. So, we got a hotfix that nerfs Irelia.
Also included in the hotfix were a whole host of bugfixes. While this isn’t normally common for most patches, some of these bugs appear to be pretty big and it looks like Riot decided that they needed addressing immediately.
Here’s a full list of the bugs that were fixed with the hotfix:
BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where Kai’Sa could partially resist displacement by spamming her joke
BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where Rengar would cancel move orders if he was in the middle of his Q attack
BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where Zombie States could interrupt and prevent the stacking of Manaflow Band
BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where Cloud Drake took bonus damage from behind periodically, as though it had Rift Herald’s Eye mechanic