After months of guarantees, Riot has lastly revealed long-awaited Gangplank adjustments are lastly on the League of Legends developer’s agenda. They’ve settled on a “path” for the highest laner, however are ready till later in 2022 to excellent the adjustments.
Gangplank has been on Riot’s radar for adjustments in League of Legends for a while. The Saltwater Scourge is a fan-favorite prime laner, however he has strayed a bit removed from expectations right into a murky center floor within the meta.
He’s presently caught between a squishy construct that solely has one huge combo — touchdown a barrel chain — or a bruiser construct that does alright in observe however doesn’t fulfill his fantasy.
The barrel combo particularly makes good Gangplank gamers stand out, however casuals have struggled to select him up in latest occasions. That is famous by a sub-45% win price in decrease elo, in comparison with excessive elo gamers who’ve mastered the combos and his total playstyle to get that up in the direction of 50%.
Deliberate adjustments for LoL patch 12.13 intention to breathe some life into the Saltwater Scourge, Riot have promised.
“Gangplank is desiring to ship [in LoL patch] 12.13,” developer Matt ‘Phroxzon’ Leung-Harrison mentioned. “We expect we have now a path however need to take some extra time to validate.”
It comes after Leung-Harrison informed gamers earlier in June the crew was tackling “bigger frustration adjustments” in an try to provide him “incentives to construct crit that aren’t injury”.
What this precisely entails stays to be seen, however Gangplank mains have theorized Riot may take away the bonus crit injury from his barrels in an try to shift energy round the remainder of his package.
Riot did change Gangplank late in Season 11 to try to curb a few of his points, but it surely did not make a sufficiently big influence.
– Excessive GW creates a bunch of champion design debt & requires making therapeutic instruments actually sturdy to compete
– GP is desiring to ship 12.13. We expect we have now a path, however need to take some extra time to validate
– We’re testing Yi adjustments, however they are not prepared for 12.12
— Matt Leung-Harrison (@RiotPhroxzon) June 14, 2022
League of Legends patch 12.13 is ready to go dwell in early July 2022, with adjustments hitting PBE two weeks previous to the replace being shipped. We’ll maintain you up to date with what’s to come back proper right here.