Yes, you read the title right, this is the patch for the ADCs. In the recent preview of patch 10.11, we find out that 12 changes are directly for ADCs out of the 20 changes in this patch and all 11 of those are BUFFS. Get ready to main ADCs because this patch officially will bring them back into the game!
This patch is an attempt to boost the current weak state of ADCs as their impact in Season 2020 has been very low. Hopefully, these 11 changes bring back the ADCs and make all those ADC mains happy.
Let’s walk through these changes one by one
1. ITEM BUFFS
Zeal, Phantom Dancer, Runaan’s Hurricane, Rapid Firecannon, and Statikk Shiv are all been given an extra 2% movement speed buff to help out those slow ADCs by a little. Although this might look small, almost every single ADC builds at least one of these items and this definitely is a direct buff for all of them.
2. SCALING BUFFS
These changes are made to better help ADCs scale into the late game.
Lucian gets his Passive second shot crit damage bonus up from 75% to 100% so now all your shots will deal an equal amount of damage if it crits. Crit rush Lucian is already super strong and this scaling buff will definitely help him deal a lot more damage.
Kalista’s Sentinel (W) Passive damage has been increased from 10-18% to 14-18%. This will greatly help her early game as the buff will help her deal more damage early and gain a good lead.
Tristana’s Attack speed ratio has been changed from 0.656% to 0.679% and as the 0.0023% change might seem small, this will greatly help her scale better with attack speed items.
Vayne’s Tumble (Q) bonus AD damage has been changed from 50-70% to 60-80%. As if Vayne wasn’t already a late-game beast, this buff helps her become a little bit stronger in the early game to help gain a lead.
3. CHAMPION BUFFS
Kai’sa has her bonus AD ratio on her Icathian Rain (Q) increased from 35% to 40% and her Killer Instinct (R) range increased from 1500-2500 to 1500-3000. This will help her do more damage and be more mobile in the game.
Kalista has her Sentinel (W) mana cost removed completely. Although not a huge buff but this will at least make you use the ability more and maybe help you save mana for one extra Q that could save your life.
4. BASE HP BUFFS
Aphelios, Ashe, Caitlyn, Draven, Ezreal, Jhin, Jinx, Kai’sa, Kog’maw, Miss Fortune, Sivir, Twitch, Varus, and Xayah are all getting HP buffs. Basically all ADCs that haven’t received a buff this patch will all get a +30 Base HP increase and HP per level increased by 2. This is a huge buff as it will increase their Sustain and make them slightly tankier.
The official Patch 10.11 notes will be released on Tuesday/Wednesday, 26/27 May with the patch hitting live servers during the morning of Thursday, 28 May!